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Vikz

Vikz

Joined September 2016

I love books and blog about them @ vikzwrites.wordpress.com.
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A highly readable exploration of the experience of being mixed race in today's world. I highly recommend. Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for letting me see a copy of this book.

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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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At once; experimental and traditional; always readable. I highly recommend this book. Thanks to netgalley and the publishers.

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This book looks at our love of birdsong. it looks at birdsong, detailing the different bird songs, how to recognise them; looking at our current understanding of; the ways that birds use their song and the surprising ways in which they adapt and improvise their tunes.

I loved the experience of reading this book. I highly recommend this book as part of your #springathon reading diet.

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As someone growing up at that time, this exploration provoked feelings of nostalgia. If you weren't there, then this discussion will give you an understanding of the origins of today's queer/lgbt+ movement. It is a highly recommended read. Thanks to the publisher for letting me see this book.

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Fifty Words for Snow | Nancy Campbell
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The title says it all. Campbell travels the world exploring how different cultures relate to snow and the cold. She examines how human culture and science have sought to explain the phenomena of snow and cold. I highly recommend this book.

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This book is the story of three lives; the life of a bird species, the life of an individual human, and the life of a planet. It is a really enjoyable read.

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‘Cold enough for snow is a quiet book. The writing is poetically beautiful. There are well-drawn descriptions of place. The discussions of art are thought provoking. Than

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My #weekendread. So far, really good.

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Shadowplay | Laura Lam
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I know I have created magic to rival the greatest anyone has ever known #firstlinefriday @shyowlbooks @Lauredhel courtesy of wanderingwords.co.uk

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Intriguing... Thanks for the highlight, 📚add. 2y
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Shadowplay | Laura Lam
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Finally, catching up with old #netgalley #ARCs, starting with this one. #netgally. What are you reading?

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Full Disclosure | Camryn Garrett
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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#listeningto this via #scribe. Interesting listening

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My morning read/listen for #deweys24hourreadathon. How is your reading going.

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I should be moving on to another read. But, I am addicted to this series. #deweys24hourreadathon

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My first read/listen for #deweys24hourreadathon. Are you doing this #readathon? What are you reading?

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Blue Self-Portrait | Noemi Lefevre
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Arrived today #bookmail

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan

Anna tried to listen.... She'd never bee good at banter. It was like a skipping rope whose rhythm she couldn't master enough to jump in with confidence P. 67

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Mornings mail #bookmail

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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Good morning all. Here is my #snowy #morning #reading #amreading

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Untitled | Unknown
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#snowy #reading I am loving this book

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Currently reading, thanks #NetGalley. So far so good

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Untitled | Unknown
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#bookmail reading 'die, my love' by Arianna Harwicz' my Republic of Consciousness prize read

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Even the Dogs: A Novel | Jon McGregor
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Library #bookhaul

Tamra I‘m quite curious about Hunters in the Snow! 5y
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To Serve Them All My Days | R. F. Delderfield
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Library #bookhaul p1

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Also #reading and enjoying

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Another book that I read during my absence and loved. I was given an #arc via #NetGalley and loved it that much that I had to buy a copy

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Silver Well | Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins
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Sorry for my absence. Blame stress, migraines and a cold from hell. However, I am back to reading and am really loving this book. Thanks to all those who followed while I was away.

Libby1 I hope you‘re feeling better. 🌼 5y
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Dogs at the Perimeter | Madeleine Thien
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#Currentlyreading #NetGalley this is a really autumnal read

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LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader | Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess, Christine Keating
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How Parliament Works | Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters
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Reading this in preparation for the beginning of a new political year.

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4321 | Paul Auster
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Bailedbailed

Good writing, interesting character but way too long

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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Evening read. Feeling like a light empowering read to close the day. This #library find

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4321 | Paul Auster
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Mehso-so

My third book read. I really wanted to like this book. I am really glad that it's on the #manbooker Longlist. I think that the stories held within it need to be told and retold. But I found it hard to engage with it. I found that it's central focus, the underground railroad was present enough to get in the way but not present enough to make it an interesting feature.

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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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Bailedbailed

I must admit that I feel really bad about dnf'ing this book. I love the fact that there is a gay relationship at the core of this book. I also really like that this relationship is treated so casually. The author just presents as a natural fact. But, I have been trying to read it for a week and keep finding excuses not to pick it up. But, really it is another cowboy movie written from the POV of a white guy. #manbooker

Rcoco I bailed on this one too. Started out great but then I got bored…and found a lot of the language unrealistic for who the characters supposedly were. Started this one right after o finished "news of the world" which was a gem! 5y
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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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On about page 41. So far, It's really good. The characters are well drawn and believable. The language is structured in so that you get a strong sense of character while still being readable

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Autumn | Ali Smith
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My first Booker read. The shear mass of ideas; together with its non-linear form and shortness, made it feel very busy and overwhelming. At times, I felt lost, and disengaged, from the story and characters. Not a bad read, but not a satisfying one either. I can see why it‘s on the Booker list and I fear that it will be on the short list. However, I will feel really disappointed if it wins.

Lindy I'm cheering for this one to at least make the short list, if not win. I really loved it. 5y
charl08 Oh no! I loved this one. Perfectly captured the weirdness of post-referendum England for me. 5y
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Days Without End | Sebastian Barry
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2nd #manbooker read

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4321 | Paul Auster
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2nd #manbooker read. (I am trying to read the list) Not really looking forward to getting into this chunkster though

andrew61 Ill be interested to see your views as i generally have liked all the austers I've read. 5y
ReadingEnvy I don't have this one in hand yet but have it on hold! I'm trying to dip into the list too, I'm still working on 5y
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A Field Guide to Reality | Joanna Kavenna
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I was right. Last week was as stressful as the week before and ended with a heavy cold. No reading done. I watched a lot of West Wing though. This week is calmer if slightly snuffley. This book is making me feel better

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Bluets | Maggie Nelson
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I am really on a Maggie Nelson kick at the moment. This, like Argonauts, really made me rethink the way that I saw writing, reading and the way you can contextualise creative, memoir, writing

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Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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This book really made me think about how read and write. It made me see how I could stretch and collapse the boundaries between; memoir, and academic writing.

ReadingEnvy She used an amazing citation method! 5y
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Both Flesh and Not: Essays | David Foster Wallace
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#library part 2

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A Field Guide to Reality | Joanna Kavenna
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Sorry for the silence. Last week was hectic. This week isn't going to be much better. But, I had a really nice day in Ludlow last week and of course I had to go into castle books. Of course I had to buy books. So, here's the book haul