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AnneCecilie

AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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Stanley has recently lost his father. Jessie works in a bar. One day these to meet. Before they know it they are traveling across Europe together in Jessie‘s old car.

I love Evaristo‘s writing and how she mixes prose and poetry. I loved Sanley‘s connection to the past and how that made it possible for us to learn more about the places they visit.

7th book for #SuperSeptember
#2005 #192025

Andrew65 7 books is awesome 👏👏👏🙌 14h
Librarybelle Great review! 14h
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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In a small time in Ireland in the days just before Christmas in the mid 80s, Bill Furlong is delivering coal to his customers. Due to its length, I‘m not sure how much more I can tell without spoiling it. The length is also a reason for way I don‘t think book will stay with me.

I think this is the first book I read from this year‘s Booker shortlist

6th book for #SuperSeptember
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 14h
plemmdog I‘m excited to read it… I picked it for my December book club 5h
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I don‘t think I ever got around to posting a review for the first Pat book, so I‘ll review both now.

When we first meet Pat she‘s 6 yrs old and when the story ends she in her late 20s. She doesn‘t like change, love her family and friends and Christmas.

So there‘s not much happening in these books, but I loved them and Pat, Jingle and Judy.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
#1933 and #1935 #192025

AnneCecilie Mistress Pat 5th book for #SuperSeptember @Andrew65 18h
Librarybelle Great choices! 14h
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 14h
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#WeeklyForecast

I have nothing on the go at the moment so these are the books I want to read next week.

I have 3 days of work next week and if the weather forecast is right, it will be a lot of rain. So I actually hope to read more.

Cinfhen I have a feeling you‘re gonna love 20h
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

Finished Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I finished Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya.

I read Sandman volume 4, 5 and 6

I‘m currently reading Bless the Daughter and Soul Tourists, and I hope to finish Soul Tourists before the weekly forecast tomorrow.

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You had an amazing week!!! And you really stayed on track ❣️impressive 🙌🏻 2d
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9 stories, most set in the past, some the distant past. Many featuring people who have lived. All focusing on either dreams or myth or both.

4th book #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 14h
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As a kid Barbie created a land in her dreams, and now that dreamland is entering into the real world.

I was pleasantly surprised by the representation in this one, with a trans person and same sex relationship.

It also touches on unwanted pregnancy.

3rd book finished #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 14h
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10.000 yrs ago, the Sandman sent a woman to hell for all eternity. Now, he think that he might have acted wrong and decides to free her from hell. And that is not as easy as he thought it would be.

2nd book #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 3d
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Sometimes when you fall, you fly

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Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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I don‘t think I got around to post my review of this last month when I read it with #CampLitsy

This is Selin‘s second year at Berkeley. Like in the first book, this one focuses on the everyday life. Selin is going to classes, hanging out with friends and generally trying to figure out life. I preferred the Berkeley part to the ending when she gets a summer job. But I can‘t wait to read about Selin‘s third year.

squirrelbrain Great review! I can see a #buddyread in our future, if / when there‘s another Selin instalment…. 4d
BarbaraBB Yes that would be nice @squirrelbrain 4d
AnneCecilie @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB That‘s a great idea. 4d
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Megabooks Fantastic review! A buddy read does sound good @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie 👍🏻👍🏻 hopefully we won‘t have to wait as long between books! 3d
BarbaraBB Weren‘t @batsy and @Hooked_on_books and @merelybookish and @Ruthiella fans too? They might want to join a #buddyread! And I probably have forgotten some people who voted for Either/Or in #CampLitsy 3d
Ruthiella I would love to be included and I also really hope we don‘t have to wait so long for the next installment! 3d
Hooked_on_books I would LOVE to participate in a buddy read of the next Selin installment! @BarbaraBB 3d
batsy I'd love to join in as well, @BarbaraBB ! I'm a fan 😁 Definitely hope the wait isn't long, @Ruthiella ! 3d
merelybookish I'm in! Do we know for certain there is a 3rd installment or are we just trying to manifest it here on Litsy? 😁 @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 2d
Ruthiella @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books @batsy @merelybookish @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @AnnCecilie I‘m fairly certain that a further volume is at least PLANNED, but also, if you (we) dream it, she will write it….😂 (edited) 2d
batsy @merelybookish @Ruthiella I've taken it for granted that there's a 3rd coming, so it shall! 😂🙌🏾 2d
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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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The Château de Versailles is one of the largest palaces the world has ever known, and it swallows its mass of visitors whole, whiteout so much as a genteel burp.

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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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Bone white, white lead, blond, blanc d‘argent, blanc de fard, blanc fixe, antimony white, titanium white, strontium white, Paris white, zinc oxide, zinc sulphide.
Before I moved into this place and redecorated I never knew there were so many official shades of white.

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Out of Africa | Karen Blixen
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Blixen writes about her time in Ngong where she in the time around WWI had a coffee farm. She writes about the Africans and the foreigners. I found her thoughts on the differences between Europeans and Africans quite nuanced. I preferred the parts where she spent more time with an episode since some parts were written in really short vignettes.

I bought this book back in 2002 so glad to finally have read it.

#foodandlit #Kenya
#1937 #192025

Librarybelle I need to read this one! 5d
bthegood I have never read the book, but I love the movie 🙂 5d
AnneCecilie 1st book finished for #SuperSeptember @Andrew65 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3d
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Leon needs more more and since he works night as a nurse, he decides to rent out his flat to someone who needs it during the night and the weekends.

Tiffy‘s relationship with her boyfriend has ended, and it‘s about time she moves out of his flare.

So they becomes flatmates, and we all knows where this ends. What I didn‘t except was some of the serious themes the book looks at like gaslighting, manipulation and mental abuse.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I want to finish Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya

I want to try and read volumes 4, 5 and 6 in the Sandman series.

I want to continue Bless the Daughter

I want to start Soul Tourists

Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 any sports on tv to distract you?? 1w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Not really. The winter season hasn‘t started yet. But we have been told that we need to return more to work and that‘s 2-3 hours less reading the days I work from the office. I have been working from home until now. So that‘s a distraction. 1w
Richryan52 If you are a Holmes fan, check out the update on the Kickstarter link. Publisher just added a great stretch goal! 1w
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I liked this one, but didn‘t love it as a lot of other seems to do.

Vivek Oji died the day the market burned down (not a spoiler, this is the first sentence). Then we get is life up to his death. We also follow his mum, cousin and friends after his death, in their grief and his mum‘s quest for answers.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

Continued with the buddy reads, tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I finished Sandman volume 1 and read volumes 2 and 3.

I finished After Sappho and read The Death of Vivek Oji

I‘m currently reading Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya and Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head.

Cinfhen Looks like you had a great week 😀 1w
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#FirstLineFridays

This is quite a first sentence

AllDebooks It really is! 1w
Cinfhen It‘s a great book!! Hope you enjoy 😀 1w
ShyBookOwl Yes, it is! 1w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Full disclosure, I was already finished reading when I posted. The first sentence was too good not to use for this. I liked the book, but didn‘t love it. There‘s also others of hers I‘ve enjoyed more than this. 1w
Cinfhen I didn‘t really love the other two I read from this author 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
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Four stories. All of them features one of the Endless. In all of them dreaming and power is important.

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Rose Walker finds out she has a grandmother she never knew about, and then she starts to look for her king lost brother. On the why she meets many peculiar people and off course the Sandman is lurking in the shadows.

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So true

“She belongs to no one, except perhaps to herself”

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This is so true

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I didn‘t know much about this series before reading the first volume, only that it‘s a cult classic.

In the past a group of people are trying to get control over Death, but they get something else. And this has consequences, people not sleeping and people only sleeping. For many years, they keep this creature captive. When he finally becomes free, he goes on a hunt to find his lost possessions.

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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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A work of fiction about women not confirming to society‘s expectations of them. Set between the 1880s and the 1920s, and mostly in Italy and France but later also in England.

Some of the women in this I had never heard of like Lina Poletti, Anne Kuliscioff, Eleonora Duse and Natalie Barney. While others was more familiar like Sarah Bernhardt, Virgina Wolf and Colette.

In a side note I had no idea there were so many words for a lesbian

AnneCecilie And the comment made by a lord about not having heard of this Greek chap Clitoris they are talking about is just too funny. 2w
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The clue to getting a happy ending in a story.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Continue with the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyReas and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I want to finish After Sappho

I‘ve just started The Sandman graphic series and want to finish vol 1 and hopefully read vol 2 and 3

I want to read The Death of Vivek Oji

I‘m going to an author event with Warsaw Shire later this month and I want to be prepared. So I‘ve bought her poetry collection Bless the Daughters and want to start that

Cinfhen Sounds like a fully booked week😁🙌🏻💜 2w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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But which books should we read? asked one girl very seriously, twisting the ends of her plaits. Virginia Woolf replied, If a novel bores you, leave it. Try something else. Poetry is too like fiction to be a change. But biography is a very different thing. Go to the bookcase & take out a life of anybody.

Suet624 But…but…I can‘t seem to leave a book. I just keep plodding along hoping by the end I will have gotten something from it. 2w
Cinfhen It seems like you‘re getting on well with this book 😁🎊💕 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m loving it, but this was already on my radar before the longlist, so I would have gotten it even if it wasn‘t there. A book about women always gets me interested. 2w
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AnneCecilie @Suet624 I completely understand. I still don‘t DNF my own books. I find it easier to bail on library books, maybe because they are more maybe books and Longlisted books I wouldn‘t have read otherwise. It is more likely that not all of them will be for me. 2w
Suet624 That‘s a good way of going about it. 2w
charl08 A fan of this one. Hope to reread. 2w
AnneCecilie @charl08 I do get that. I think I would get even more out of it on a second read. It‘s so dense and full of information. 2w
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

I continued with the buddy reads; Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I finished Murder most Unladylike, read The Colony and has made good progress on After Sappho.

TrishB A good week 👍🏻 2w
Cinfhen Looking good 😊 2w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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First of all, Eleonora Duse said, Italy was indisputably a monopoly of men. Of course women wanted to be human beings instead of little dolls who danced for the pleasure of their husbands, dutifully bore children, and annihilated themselves. Who would not want what half the population had just by being born? Furthermore, Eleonora Duse went on, if ever a woman wants to work, to write, to think for herself, to take action, to love another woman, she

AnneCecilie is immediately derided as unnatural and perverse for expressing the very qualities that men hold dear for themselves. It is no wonder, Eleonora Duse concluded, that women in Italy are burning and burning with a dry rage against the long tyranny of men. 2w
AnneCecilie (Picture is of Eleonora Duse) 2w
Suet624 Burning and burning with a dry rage. ❤️ 2w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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All through the century of Eleonora Duse‘s birth, Ibsen noted, every actress in Scandinavia fainted on the same side of the stage every time. If there was a dramatic moment, the handkerchief went to the left hand, the actress to stage left, and then there was a fainting.

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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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This is a quiet book that crawled under my skin without me realising it before well into the novel.

Two strangers arrive at the island; the Englishman (painter) and the Frenchman (linguist). The strangers do their things and the islanders do their best to make it as comfortable as possible for the strangers.

A book about colonialism, conquer and conquered, how it‘s easier to save someone/thing far away, who defines who you are

AnneCecilie and the outside world will also catch up with you. This was on this year‘s Booker Longlist but didn‘t make it to the shortlist. I loved this one and am now curious to find out how good the shortlist is. 2w
Cinfhen This was my favorite from the longlist!! I‘m pretty disappointed with the shortlist 😟 2w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen This was the first book I completed from the longlist so I try to keep positive regarding the shortlist. But in the past, some of my favourite books have been books on the longlist not making it to the shortlist 2w
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jlhammar This will definitely be among my favorite reads of the year. So glad you enjoyed it. I liked her previous novel too (though not quite as much as The Colony). 2w
AnneCecilie @jlhammar I want to read more by her after this book. I will keep my eyes out for her debut. 2w
BarbaraBB Great review. Well said how it slowly and unnoticed crawled under your skin. @jlhammar thanks for pointing out her debut. #stacked! 2w
sarahbarnes Great review. I really loved this one - so sad it didn‘t make the shortlist. 2w
squirrelbrain Like others, I can‘t believe that this didn‘t make the shortlist. Lovely review! 2w
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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This year Booker Shortlist has just been announced.

Off course, the books I wanted to read this week from the longlist (The Colony and After Sappho) didn‘t make it.

I haven‘t read any of these, but I own Glory and I‘m waiting on Small Things Like These from the library. So I guess I‘ll start with those from the shortlist. Then I‘ve heard great things about The Trees

What did you make of the shortlist?

jlhammar I'm sad The Colony didn't make it, but am pretty excited about this shortlist. Small Things Like These and The Trees are fantastic. Hope you enjoy! I also loved Treacle Walker and Oh William, but I think it best to read My Name is Lucy Barton and Anything is Possible before Oh William for context. I still need to try Glory and Seven Moons. 3w
JamieArc The Colony is still worth a read! I loved Small Things and am currently reading The Trees and I can‘t put it down! 3w
JamieArc The Colony is still worth a read! I adored Small Things and am currently reading The Trees and can‘t put it down! 3w
BarbaraBB I am disappointed The Colony and Spectacular Bodies didn‘t make the shortlist and glad that The Trees, William and Small Things did. I didn‘t like Treacle and still need to read Seven Moons (looking forward to it) and Glory (not at all). So that‘s where I stand 😄 3w
AnneCecilie There seems to be a lot of love for The Colony and The Trees. I‘m almost done with The Colony and completely understand. I hope to get my hands on The Trees soon. The library had gotten some more of the books from the shortlist, so I‘m on the waiting list. @jlhammar @JamieArc @BarbaraBB 3w
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The Colony | Audrey Magee
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During the first few pages in “The Colony” the boatman has told Mr Lloyd so many times that “you‘ll be grand” that I‘ve lost count.

This phrase reminds me of the movie “The Leap Year” where Declan (Matthew Goode) basically tells Anna (Amy Adams) the same throughout the movie. The movie is also set in Ireland.

Is this a common Irish phrase or is it just a coincidence?

Ruthiella This is a common phrase in Ireland, right @Cathythoughts ? 3w
ravenlee My mother quotes this at me all the time - and every time I have to remind her that it‘s my sister she watches it with, and I‘ve never seen it. And every time she tells me I should. (This happens at least once a week, mind, not rarely) 3w
Cathythoughts @Ruthiella It‘s a very common expression.. everyone uses ‘ grand ‘ all the time. 👍🏻😁 (edited) 3w
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Murder Most Unladylike | Robin Stevens
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The first book in the Well & Wong mystery series about Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong. They are two girls at Deepdean School in 1934. One day one of the teachers, Miss Bell, is found dead and they decide to investigate this.

I loved Daisy and Hazel, and have already ordered the next book from the library.

batsy I really enjoyed this one. 3w
kspenmoll Want to read this- sounds like fun. 3w
Cupcake12 I love this whole series! There‘s also a new one out this month too 3w
AnneCecilie @batsy @Cupcake12 I already have the second book out from the library. 3w
AnneCecilie @kspenmoll It absolutely is 😀 3w
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Keep up with the buddy reads; Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRonance

Finish Murder Most Unladylike, read The Colony and hopefully get a start on After Sappho.

Cinfhen I loved this one - hope you will too 3w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘ve seen a lot of love for it. I get some The Milkman vibes, because of the Troubles, but I might be completely off. 3w
Cinfhen I never read the Milkman / thanks for reminding me I want to try it 3w
BarbaraBB I loved Milkman too but I didn‘t think of it while reading The Colony! 3w
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Day of the Dead | Nicci French
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The 8th and final book in the Frieda Klein series.

This starts not long after the previous book.
From the first book there has been an underlying story that reaches its conclusion in this one.

Since this is the final book, I won‘t say anything more, because SPOILERS.

Andrew65 Loved this series. 3w
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 It‘s amazing. I might even read it again sometime in the future. 3w
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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I never got around to post my weekly forecast, but here‘s my #BookReport

I‘ve started Mistress Pat #KinderedSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I finished Bitter, decided to DNF Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies(already returned to the library) and read Day of the Day.

I‘m currently reading Murder Most Unladylike.

BiblioLitten I was planning to read Murder most unladylike after Flatshare 😃 . I might start it now since it‘s due soon at the library 3w
AnneCecilie @BiblioLitten I‘m loving Murder Most Unladylike, so would absolutely recommend reading it now. 3w
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My #BookSpinBingo card is ready.

Both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin books are from the Sandman series. It should be interesting to see if I manage to read the entire series this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 3w
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A little late in posting my books this month.

I have mixed experiences with Gaimann, so 10 volumes could turn out to be a little too much. I really want to read the series before I see the series on Netflix. If 10 volumes turn out to be too much, I‘ll switch the remaining into free spaces.

#BookSpin, #DoubleSpin and #BookSpinBingo

Now, to check out the numbers

IndoorDame I watched the Netflix version and now plan to reread the comics next month, but if it helps season 1 doesn‘t exactly follow the books, but I think it‘s mostly based on the first two. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
AnneCecilie @IndoorDame Thanks, that actually helps a lot. It‘s good to know I can start watching before having read the entire series, especially since I want some time between the reading and watching as well. 3w
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You‘re due back at the library today, and I‘ve made it 40p in. For the last several days I haven‘t been in the mood to read you. I started before I left for Paris and didn‘t miss you while I was gone. So for now at least, it‘s a DNF.

Cinfhen Hahaha, fantastic review!!! Hope Paris was FABULOUS ❣️❣️❣️I bailed on this one too - I wasn‘t feeling cancer 😞 4w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Thank you 😊 I had some issues with the writing. Paris is always fabulous. I love that city and have visited many times. 4w
Cinfhen So glad you had a wonderful time ☺️ 4w
MicheleinPhilly I‘m 50% in and while I love it AS I‘m reading it, I have to convince myself to pick it up. It‘s…a lot. 4w
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Bitter | Akwaeke Emezi
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A prequel to “Pet”.

Bitter has had a hard life until she attends the Eucalyptus school. Outside the school, kids are fighting against monsters (the rulers of the city both politicians and company leaders).

A book about fighting, friendships and belonging.

(Picture from the Luxembourg park in Paris, and inspired by @BarbaraBB .)

BarbaraBB I feel flattered & I love your pic! 4w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB Thanks 😊 3w
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Shakespeare and Company (Paris) | Paris, France (Bookstore)
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I guess no one gets surprised when I admit that once inside the store, I bought some books.

Except for Less Than Angels, every book has a connection to France.

The Dud Avocado is about a young American woman living in Paris in the 1950s.

Spring Cannot Be Cancelled is about David Hockney self isolation in rural France and his Normandy iPad art, and a discussion on French artists

And naturally Shakespeare and Company is about the store.

AnneCecilie And I discovered Barbara Prym earlier this year with #PemberLittens so when they had another of her novels, I had to have that too. 1mo
Ruthiella I, for one, am SHOCKED! 😜 Less Than Angels is the perfect follow up to Excellent Women! 👍 1mo
AnneCecilie @Ruthiella It‘s good to know that I can SHOCK 😉. That‘s good to know, looking forward to more Prym. 3w
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Shakespeare and Company (Paris) | Paris, France (Bookstore)
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One of the first things we did in Paris, was to visit Shakespeare and Company. This was the queue that met us. Actually it was longer, but we sat down for awhile to prepare ourselves.

Inside there was no problem moving about, and going back and forth, so that was great.

I think this was my third time visiting the store.

And off course I bought books.

MicheleinPhilly We had one of these in Philly but sadly, they had to close due to rising rent costs. They say they‘re looking for a new location, but no news on that yet. ☹️ 1mo
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Bitter | Akwaeke Emezi
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Just back after almost one week in Paris. I‘m so glad I managed to visit Paris again, I love that city.

Before I left I finished Minor Feelings #SheSaid, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Birds, Beast and Relatives.

I‘ve started both Maps and Bitter. Bitter came with me to Paris and we had a couple of hours reading in the Luxembourg park so I‘m almost finished. Not sure how I feel about Maps.

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The Years | Annie Ernaux
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I know I‘ve probably skipped a few letters and will go back.

I thought of this for #LetterY #AlphabetGame

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 1mo
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I loved this.

Mostly memoir and we get her family history and her relationship with her friends, but I loved how she also talked about Asian American history, art and literature.

Particularly the second to last chapter about the artist and poet Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. And the last chapter talking about activist Yuri Kochiyama

#SheSaid
#DoubleSpin August

kspenmoll I am loving it too- have not trad last 2 chapters yet. After what you wrote here, I am excited! 1mo
AllDebooks I'm really enjoying it too, behind schedule tho x 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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I have no idea what I read, but it kept me entertained and I finished so I‘ll give it a pick.

One day the cat disappears, and Okada‘s wife get in contact with someone to get the cat back. So begins this novel, that takes the reader on a ride/ adventure.

In between all the craziness, I did actually learn something about WWII from Japan‘s viewpoint.

#foodandlit #Japan
The first third is my #BookSpin for August

Sapphire I love Murakami 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Kenyazero I think it‘s pretty cool that largely because the WWII stuff (I don‘t remember if this comes up in the text) doesn‘t usually get talked about in Japanese history classes, Murakami included it in this book (like many similarly stark topics in the US and other places). At least, that‘s what our professor explained (she was one of the Japanese professors, and taught the Japanese literature and culture course as well). 1mo
PaperbackPirate I love this book and Murakami! Glad you liked it too! 🐈 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 1mo
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Pickpick

This is the second book in the Corfu Trilogy.

We meet the Durrell‘s again with their old and new friends.
From what I got from the dialogue at the beginning, which is hilarious by the way, this book is taking place at the same time as the first one, but includes stories Gerald forget to tell in the first book. The same hilarious writing as in the first one.

AnneCecilie I finally read th second book @Catsandbooks and if I remember correctly you wanted to know my thoughts. (edited) 1mo
Librarybelle Good choice! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
Catsandbooks Oh I'm so glad to hear that the second one was just as good! ☺️ 1mo
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Bitter | Akwaeke Emezi
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish Minor Feelings #SheSaid

I also want to finish Birds, Beasts and Relatives, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

I want to start Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies and hopefully also Bitter.

Cinfhen I DNF Maps so I‘m curious to see how others get on with it 1mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I have noticed that the book is quite dividing and even the ones who love it have a trigger warning for the cancer aspect. I also read somewhere that you know were early if you gonna love it or not. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen Yeah / I bailed VERY EARLY because of the cancer narrator - it was too much for me personally but I understand the creativity that the author is expressing 1mo
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