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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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This isn‘t a bad read; it can be funny and interesting. But it has insanely long paragraphs in insanely long chapters. I feel like I never get a breather. Here‘s an example with a lengthy paragraph starting on one page and continuing well into the next page. I am often pausing before these long visual hurdles, which prolongs the reading pain. Dang! #capeverde #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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A movie star, her husband, costar, best friend, and others join her honeymoon safari in the Serengeti #Tanzania, that goes all wrong when they‘re party is attacked. Who will live, who will die (and how)? Each chapter is told from the perspective of one of the party members, with cutaways to their non-African life that helps us understand the characters, their motivations, and why these bad things happened to them. I loved the structure and the ⬇️

Texreader story. This is the first book I‘ve read by this fellow Litten @ChrisBohjalian and I‘m glad. I sometimes like reading an author‘s “mature” book first because you know it‘ll be among his best and makes me more forgiving of earlier books (which I see have some mixed reviews) that might not be as well written. #authoramonth #readingafrica2022 (edited) 52m
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The author, a retired elite British soldier, canoed the Congo River almost entirely by himself and lived to tell about it! He started close to the river‘s source (the actual source being too small for his canoe) in northern #Zambia and traveled through the #DemocraticRepublicofCongo to the Atlantic Ocean. I learned so much about both countries. Almost everyone told him he‘d die, especially given the violence in the DR Congo. Sometimes it felt ⬇️

Texreader like he‘d finally be done in—almost always by corrupt government officials (or who claimed to be official)—or at least robbed of what little he had. But as a retired soldier he had methods to deal with the bullies. He must be pretty intimidating. This was an exciting and educational read and I enjoyed it so much I listened to it almost constantly and I wasn‘t listening to it I was giving the family an update on the status of his trip. ⬇️ 1h
Texreader I couldn‘t help but compare this book to the trilogy by the author who walked the Silk Road. This was a far easier read. In both, the authors were confronted on numerous occasions that threatened their life. But here we had an intimidating elite soldier who also could escape down the river in his canoe. The trek on the Silk Road gave the author (not a soldier) little escape, and he almost died from food poisoning. It was far more harrowing and ⬇️ 1h
Texreader while I liked the Silk Road books, they made me depressed at the sheer awfulness of some people. The tagged book also confirmed the reading continent challenges have opened up a new genre to me that I really enjoy and love: travel. I thought they‘d be boring, but dang they are often like thrillers! But I also love learning how people live in places I‘ll never visit. Chalk up a big win to Litsy for introducing me to a genre I never would‘ve read. 1h
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Mary Englebreit is drawing artwork for her favorite childhood books and posting them on Instagram. This one is for Secret Garden. I‘m loving seeing them. Here‘s the link to this artwork:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfUb9R5O6p3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! I love her art. 1d
Gissy 😍 14h
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I just finished the tagged book for #Zambia #readingAfrica2022 but before I review the book I felt compelled to share my malachite elephants (and a bear behind them) I inherited from my mother-in-law. The family bought malachite beauties when they lived in Zambia and during their African travels. Among the pieces, these seemed most appropriate to post for Zambia. I love them so much for their beauty and family history.

BarbaraBB They are beautiful! 2d
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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Dang, imagine trekking the most far reaches of the planet with these bios!

In chapter 1 they are in Papua New Guinea, and they just finished hiking for 7 hours!

#Algeria #Cameroon #Ethiopia #Mali #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

KristiAhlers Wow! 4d
GingerAntics 🧡🧡🧡 3d
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It‘s been a while since I posted my status of the #readingafrica2022. I still bemoan the fact it is old and doesn‘t have all the current names, but I‘m even sadder it doesn‘t depict Cape Verde off the coast of Senegal, so I can‘t add striped lines to show I‘m reading about it right now.

Librarybelle Your progress is so impressive!!! 5d
Texreader @Librarybelle Thanks! If I don‘t finish, it‘s not for lack of trying! 😉 5d
Teresereading I only learnt about Cape Verde recently thanks to Worldle! 5d
BarbaraBB Incredible!!! 5d
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This is my next ebook for #readingAfrica2022, which should work for #Cameroon and #Ethiopia. I‘ve been enjoying reading travel books as of late, and this one‘s by two retired attorneys so maybe I‘ll relate, and find out what to look forward to when I retire! Ha!

PS It looks like it will work for #Mali and #Algeria as well.

KathyWheeler I‘m 65 and will probably retire this year. I‘m going to check this book out. 5d
Librarybelle 😁 5d
Texreader @KathyWheeler The ebook is still on sale on Amazon for $1.99 5d
KathyWheeler @Texreader Thank you! I just now got it. 😊 5d
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1) tagged (scifi)

2)👸 🏰 👑 ⚔️ 🗿🏯🛖🛡🏺🎎 📖 (historical fiction) and 🧛‍♀️ ⚰️ (Dracula)

3) I get to travel the 🌎 and learn lots of amazing stuff

4) cover art

#thoughtfulthursday Thanks for the tag! @CindyMyLifeIsLit & @kspenmoll

CindyMyLifeIsLit I just recently read Dracula and absolutely loved it!! So many classic Gothic stories are examples of the difference in what they considered scary versus what we consider scary, but Dracula crosses that bridge to modernity very well! 5d
Texreader @CindyMyLifeIsLit It really does. It feels like it could have been written in the last few decades not the 1800s. 5d
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Todd is born on the New World, settled by his parents and other colonists hoping to find peace and security on a new planet. But men on this planet have been “infected” with a disease of some sort that makes their thoughts, emotions, and dreams public—meaning it‘s endless Noise, causing chaos—part of the title of the trilogy. The settlers form groups that deal with this Noise and chaos in all sorts of different ways, some good some bad. ⬇️

Texreader Todd sets out on a journey (I won‘t say why, because spoilers) with his dog. This book is about his journey, meeting a “quiet” girl (women don‘t have the infection), and their discovering these very diverse communities, facing kindness as well as horror along the way. This was both an amazing & awful book. I loved it & couldn‘t put it down. It was non-stop action with a compelling story & mystery. It‘s gory but that‘s not my problem with it. ⬇️ (edited) 6d
Texreader For starters, I hated the dog‘s story arc. And I hated the ending. Not because it was a cliffhanger, of course it‘s first in a trilogy, but because of the substance of the ending. Despite the myriad horrible events that took place in book 1, it‘s clear it will get even worse. I‘m not sure I have the emotional wherewithal to continue down this road with Todd without a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I‘m sure it does, but do ⬇️ (edited) 6d
Texreader I want to go there? This book was an emotional investment. I will have to decide if I‘m ready to put even more emotion into it. So I‘m disappointed. I was hoping this could be one of my favorite books of the year. I can say with confidence, sadly, it was not. #litsyatoz #letterK (edited) 6d
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I love this article about “revenge bedtime procrastination” because it‘s so true. But not tonight. I‘m staying up to read the tagged book because Dang, It‘s a Good Book!

But if you want to see if this article is true for you, too, here‘s the link: https://www.npr.org/2022/06/14/1105122521/stop-revenge-bedtime-procrastination-g...

MoonWitch94 Ughhhh I am guilty of this. 1w
Sparklemn Good article. Thanks for sharing! 😊 😴 (edited) 1w
Graywacke I do this. I‘m doing it right now. ☺️😁(But those solutions in the article - 🙄) 7d
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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So I google mapped the Serengeti, the setting for the tagged book, and it‘s so cool. As you zoom in you see names of villages and hamlets. And check out that massive crater/lake near the top. I shall go back to zooming to see what I can see. #Tanzania #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Hooked_on_books I find myself doing a lot of mapping and googling while reading these challenge books. I love how they help me understand the place, even if just a little bit. 1w
Librarybelle That is so awesome! 1w
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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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Googling to learn more about the setting of the tagged book, #CapeVerde #readingafrica2022

Very interesting to learn about it. Sounds like a great place for a vacation. Link here: https://www.capeverdeislands.org/location-and-islands/

Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! 1w
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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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I bought a used copy off Amazon pretty cheaply of the tagged book for #CapeVerde #readingAfrica2022. I received it today and started it tonight.

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The Cat Who Saved Books | S?suke Natsukawa
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Our family finally got around to opening gifts for my birthday (last Friday) and husband‘s Father‘s Day. My mom @Doll8455 sewed all the table toppers (isn‘t she brilliant?), the fam got me the books and Dickens puzzle, my in-laws in England gave me the necklace, and I gave myself the bee puzzle. It was a gorgeous birthday and I couldn‘t wait to share it with you all! PS I just realized I can read the books for #Japan #foodandlit!

LiteraryinLawrence Aww, so glad you enjoyed your special day! 1w
Texreader @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! It‘s so awesome that the family knows me well enough to get me books and puzzles! 1w
Catsandbooks Love the cat books!! 🐱❤️ 1w
Texreader @Catsandbooks Right!?! 😁❤️🐈‍⬛ 1w
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It‘s too hot to do much of anything this afternoon so I‘ve been doing some #litsylove catching up. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 📝📬💌 1w
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Yep, and here we are still on Old World. #litsyatoz #LetterK

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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This is a somewhat autobiographical story told from the POV of a 7-year-old girl in Bogotá, during drug lord Pablo Escobar‘s committing domestic terrorism in #Colombia. It‘s a very believable rendition of how a young girl would process what‘s happening in her world, believing so much rests on her small shoulders. We also see in countless ways how one man impacted nearly every person in the country, ruining and ravaging lives. A powerful read. ⬇️

Catsandbooks Glad it was a pick for you! I like the perspective too! 1w
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A mixed race girl, Adele, who was always been in the popular group, has been nudged out of the group & must share her dorm room and school year with a poor girl who‘s always the butt of everyone‘s gossip and ill will. Through good times (reading Jane Eyre together) & bad (enduring the popular girls‘ bullying), they become best friends. As frustrating as Adele is at the beginning of the book, I think she is described perfectly—what I think her ⬇️

Texreader reality was like always trying to fit into the popular crowd. And we see her growth to a beautiful dynamic ending that I don‘t think you can fully appreciate unless you listen to the audiobook. I learned a lot about the racism in #Swaziland and what life must be like there. Recommended. #readingafrica2022 1w
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘m about to start this one. 1w
Texreader @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy it. I struggled with the first half or so because Adele is really very annoying for a good long time. But it served its purpose for the story and was worth it. 1w
Librarybelle Great review, as always! 1w
Graywacke Terrific review 1w
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I am so in love with these stamp sets! I love mine so much I bought a set for a special Litten crafter. They will go in the mail this week.

Here‘s where to find them:

https://kmonsen.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=15807

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What exactly are these? I guess I‘m being clueless!! 1w
julieclair Be still my heart! These are so cool! 📚 1w
zezeki Love it! 1w
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Texreader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Do you remember rubber stamps? These are the new and improved method of stamping. Here‘s kind of an explanation: https://www.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Category.aspx?CatalogID=220 or google acrylic stamping for beginners 1w
ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing the link - these are great 1w
rubyslippersreads These are fabulous! The best thing about acrylic stamps is that they require so much less storage space. Though I do have a soft spot for the old wood-mounted stamps. I highly recommend 1w
Gissy Beautiful!😍 1w
Texreader @rubyslippersreads And much easier to organize!! 1w
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I took today off for my birthday and my daughter and I spent the morning at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Ever wearing my Litsy hat, and thanks to daughter for pointing it out, there were a lot of plants from Africa. So here are a couple of beauties from #Kenya, #Tanzania, and #Madagascar. #readingafrica2022 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

kspenmoll What a wonderful birthday treat! 2w
Soubhiville That‘s such a great botanical garden! I‘m glad you got to do that for your birthday. 💕 2w
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
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Prairiegirl_reading Happy birthday!!🥳 2w
BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎈 ❤️ 2w
Catsandbooks Happy Birthday Karen!! 🎉💕 2w
CindyMyLifeIsLit Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎈🎊 2w
DivineDiana Great idea! Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂📚💐 2w
Librarybelle That is so cool! Glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! ❤️ 2w
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My fellow Littens, you overwhelmed me, much to my delight, with all the birthday love! I had such fun opening and reading all the cards, and Lise, your painted card and bookmark are marvelous and frame-worthy! I‘m so touched! And thanks Jessica for the awesome Neil Gaiman bookmark and stickers and Misty for the stickers! My heart is full tonight. Thank you all and everyone who‘s wished me happy birthday here. It‘s been a terrific day. #litsylove

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 2w
UwannaPublishme Happiest Birthday to you! 🥳🎂🎉 2w
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MoonWitch94 I hope your day was fantastic 🥳🥳🥳❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎁🎉🎊🎈🎂 ❤️ 2w
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉 📚🎉 2w
LiseWorks Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 2w
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year! 🎉🎂📚💐🥳 2w
TheSpineView 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳 2w
mrp27 🎉🎁🎊🎈🎂 1w
Christyco125 Happy birthday 🎈 1w
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Dear Jennifer, @jdiehr , this was such a sweet thoughtful gift! Thank you so much! I‘ve been wanting this book for a long time and I thought I‘d get it during Boyne‘s month for #authoramonth but I just couldn‘t squeeze it in so I kept passing on buying it even though it‘s been high on my tbr list. So I was so delighted when I opened your gift. It was a wonderful surprise! Thank you!!! #litsylove

jdiehr It's a good one! Hope you enjoy it and, again, happy birthday! 🥳 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s sooo good!! I hope you love it!! ❤️ 2w
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I took the day off and spent the morning at the botanical gardens and the afternoon doing a little me shopping with my daughter. It‘s been a great day, even if it was interrupted by physical therapy. My therapists are awesome and I took them cake to celebrate my day with me. 😁

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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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I‘ve chosen my next audiobook. I‘m reading it for #Zambia but since the author traverses 21 countries I may count it for more. #readingAfrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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Hey #LitsyCrafters! Check out this gorgeous embroidered bookshelf! Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ceq8w7FPzZu/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Sapphire That is gorgeous 2w
peanutnine WOW 😳😍 2w
curiouserandcurioser @Texreader That is stunning!! I love it💜 2w
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AmyG Beautiful! 2w
MeganAnn Gorgeous! 😍😍😍 2w
Catsandbooks Love this! Following them now! 2w
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Twice No One Dies | A. K. Jenkins
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#wondrouswednesday Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 !

1) The Fruit of the Drunken Tree-mostly Bogotá, Colombia
2) tagged (set in Lomé, the capitol of Togo, Africa)
3) I don‘t keep up with publication dates so I had to google and found this one: The Witch in the Well by Camilla Bruce, a mystery set in Norway. Since I‘ve been to so many places there I can often visualize the settings.

Eggs My maternal ancestors hailed from Norway 🇳🇴 2w
MoonWitch94 Ohhh that sounds like a good read coming! 2w
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I just finished this book and this is one of those books that must be heard and not read. There is a gorgeous, beautiful surprise in the last chapter. It was an awesome surprise so I won‘t give it away. Drop that ebook or IRL copy you‘re reading and go grab the audiobook! It‘s worth it. Review to come. #Swaziland #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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My birthday is still a few days away and look at all this #litsylove! These aren‘t counting the ones I posted last week! I‘m so excited y‘all! I‘m waiting for the day so I can enjoy all the bookish love! Thanks y‘all so much!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 2w
LiseWorks This is so great thar you recieved the one I sent lol, sometimes I get anxious to know if they get to the destination. 2w
Texreader @LiseWorks 😁 (I feel the same) 2w
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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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I‘m almost finished with both of these books, and I find the similarities intriguing. They are both told from the perspective of children, who are learning to understand the “rules” of race and privilege in their respective countries. In #Swaziland, racism is directed against black and mixed race folks and in #Colombia (tagged book), it‘s directed at native Indians. Racism is a painful worldwide phenomenon. #readingafrica2022 #foodandlit

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ A sobering observation 2w
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It may be well over 100 degrees (and under an excessive heat advisory) but daughter and I really wanted to go on a picnic so we went to a nearby park where the zoo‘s train chugs through. Then we went to HPB and I got these two books, on the left for #Botswana and the right for #Ethiopia. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Wow! 2w
Bookzombie Wow! It‘s so hot here in SA I hardly want to leave the house. I hope you had a great picnic! 🙂 2w
Texreader @Bookzombie It was scary hot but we were in the shade and we didn‘t linger. But it was good to get out however briefly. We do have a break this week though. It‘s going down to 99. 🥵😉 2w
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I‘m so late with posting my favorite May book but here it is! I had some very good books in May but this one just soared above them. #readingbracket

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I started this ebook yesterday for #litsyatoz #LetterK

TracyReadsBooks Love this book—fascinating to see how Ness‘ inspiration plays out in the entire trilogy which is hands down my favorite YA trilogy. It deals with so many important/interesting issues in telling an emotionally complex, intense, action filled story. 2w
Texreader @TracyReadsBooks I love this post! Thanks for generating excitement! 2w
TheLudicReader I never finish trilogies, but I finished this one. ❤️ 2w
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Twice No One Dies | A. K. Jenkins
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A musician is murdered but the police, justice system, the whole government are corrupt. Indeed, any could have committed it. How can his friends find the murderer & help another musician in trouble with the law without ending up dead? This is an extraordinarily well-crafted murder mystery set in #Togo, with a set of Jazz fans trying to solve the murder with the thinnest of leads in a vastly corrupt world. Very well done; highly recommended.

Texreader I am puzzled and saddened by the poor Litsy score for this book. I‘m glad I‘ve read it and plan to read book 2. I stayed up till 3 am to finish it something I rarely do for even the best of books. There were a few bad typos towards the end but I‘m experiencing that so much lately I‘m not dinging it for that. Free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. #readingafrica @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB (edited) 3w
Librarybelle Great review! 2w
Texreader @Librarybelle Thank you! 2w
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Twice No One Dies | A. K. Jenkins
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This is an excellent murder mystery set in #Togo. I‘m trying to understand its 0 rating on Litsy because it is extremely well-written and I‘m learning an immense amount about Togo and this part of Africa. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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It‘s my 6th anniversary on Litsy today! I‘d read about it in a blurb about Litsy in the Southwest Airlines magazine while flying somewhere or other, took a photo, and joined soon thereafter. The rest is history!

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3w
Hooked_on_books Happy Litsyversary! 🥳 3w
Amiable Celebrate! 🎉🎊 3w
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JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 3w
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🥳📖 3w
rwmg Happy Litsyversary 3w
KathyWheeler Happy Litsyversary! Mine was 6 years this year also. 3w
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary ! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
QuietlyLaura Happy Litsyversary! 🎉📚 3w
mrp27 Happy Litsyversary!! 🎉📚🎉 3w
LeahBergen 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3w
MatchlessMarie 💜📚🥳 3w
batsy 🎉🎉📚 3w
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 3w
BoleyBooks 🥳🎉📚 3w
Lcsmcat Happy Litsyversary!!! And thanks for being a great member of this community. 3w
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 🥳📚 3w
Sharpeipup That‘s how I learned of Litsy too! 3w
Kammbia1 Congratulations @Texreader 3w
Suet624 Fantastic! Happy anniversary. 💕 3w
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary! 3w
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Twice No One Dies | A. K. Jenkins
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Employing my new idea to use google satellites to map where I am reading, here I am in Lomé, the capitol of #Togo. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

GingerAntics What a cool idea. 3w
kelli7990 Good idea 3w
Librarybelle This is great! I love this idea 3w
KristiAhlers I love this idea! I‘m super visual too so I‘ve been hauling out my dads NatGeo coffee table atlas. One thing I didn‘t mind moving into the house after we brought him to live with us last year. 3w
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I‘ve been thinking about trying to read a book set in or by an author from every US state and then lo and behold, NPR just posted this article on Instagram: check it out here:

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/13/1098827190/what-to-read-summer-travel?utm_campaig...

The tagged book is one of the books for Texas

tpixie Cool 3w
KristiAhlers I‘m actually doing a reading challenge of all 50 states and I‘ve managed 7 already. But this will make finding reads so much easier. Plus push me out of my comfort zone! 3w
quietjenn Thanks for sharing! I'm finding a lot of interesting sounding books to add to the tbr. 3w
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Twice No One Dies | A. K. Jenkins
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I‘ve decided to replace an ebook I‘ve bailed on with this one for #Togo #readingAfrica2022. It may not be much better than the one I bailed on based on ratings, but I don‘t have a backup for this country. It does look short so hopefully it‘s a quick read. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

P.S. The first paragraph is promising. I like this author‘s writing style much better than the book I just bailed on, and so far nothing gruesome or grotesque.

Hooked_on_books Here‘s my plan for Togo if this one doesn‘t work out for you: 3w
BarbaraBB I‘m going to read the same book as @Hooked_on_books for Togo 3w
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The Big Killing | Robert Wilson
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As much as I‘m wanting to read about the #IvoryCoast for #readingAfrica, this ebook is just not working for me right now. It‘s gruesome, and it‘s just not compelling at 24% into it. I have some other books on my tbr for this country so I‘ll check them out. If they‘re not better (unlikely) I‘ll come back to this one. But for now, I‘d rather read something else.

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Sleep Well, My Lady | Kwei Quartey
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If you have The Missing American for #Ghana #readingafrica2022, this is book 2 in the series. On sale today.

KristiAhlers I actually just downloaded The Missing American last night. Looking forward to reading this one. 3w
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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Can I tell you how much I love that @ChrisBohjalian has included Litsy on his bio for his new book? What better publicity for Litsy than that!?!

#authoramonth #readingAfrica2022 #Tanzania

Branwen That's incredible! 📚💕 3w
Soubhiville So awesome! 3w
mdm139 That is cool, I will buy it just for the Litsy shout-out 3w
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JamieArc I was going to get this from the library but it needs to go on my to-buy list now! 3w
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉how fun!! 3w
mrp27 So cool! 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘m not too surprised. He tends to be pretty active on here and is supportive of other authors, which I love! Seems like a cool guy. 3w
AmyG Oh wow! 3w
KristiAhlers I loved that book! 3w
UwannaPublishme How cool! 🙌🏻 2w
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Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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The last of my book haul today. I fell in love with this series when I read The No. 1 Ladies‘ Detective Agency for #ReadingAfrica2022. So I found books 2, 5, and 6. (BTW, who writes “5” on the cover when it‘s printed on the spine? Taking suggestions on how to remove permanent marker—otherwise it‘s in excellent condition.) It looks like I‘ll keep reading about #Botswana this year! 😁😁😁

AmandaBlaze Goo Gone sometimes removes permanent marker and it doesn't damage book covers. 3w
Texreader @AmandaBlaze thanks! I‘ll try it 3w
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On my tbr list forever and now I must read it before seeing the movie. So, yea, I bought it today too.

SiameseCatsRead Such a fantastic book! 3w
KristiAhlers I loved this book! 3w
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Never | Ken Follett
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I also just bought this one because, well, Follett. And it‘s set in #Chad. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

KristiAhlers And this is me going to the bookstore to pick this one up. 3w
CoverToCoverGirl It‘s a really good read! 3w
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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I finally went out and got this one, which was just released the end of May! Talk about a perfect set of coincidences. @ChrisBohjalian is our #authoramonth AND it‘s set in #Tanzania, perfect for #readingAfrica2022! I‘m dropping one of my reads so I can start it right away.

Is anyone else reading it this month? Want to do a relaxed #buddyread with a discussion at the end of the month?

Soubhiville I read it in May because I just couldn‘t wait. I liked it a lot. I‘ll join your discussion but it won‘t be fresh in my mind. 3w
KristiAhlers I read that book. I‘m totally down to discuss it with y‘all when you‘re done. 3w
Bookwormjillk Reading it now and would love to discuss 2w
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I spent time in the kids section at HPB today because I‘m assembling a box of books for the students of @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Awe♥️♥️♥️ 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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#litsylove makes me smile! Look at the cards I‘ve received so far! 🥳🎉 I‘ll wait to open until my birthday. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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