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The Book of Memory
The Book of Memory: A Novel | Petina Gappah
The story that you have asked me to tell you does not begin with the pitiful ugliness of Lloyds death. It begins on a long-ago day in August when the sun seared my blistered face and I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man. Memory, the narrator of Petina Gappahs The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, after being sentenced for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers? Moving between the townships of the poor and the suburbs of the rich, and between past and present, the 2009 Guardian First Book Awardwinning writer Petina Gappah weaves a compelling tale of love, obsession, the relentlessness of fate, and the treachery of memory.
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Chelsea.Poole
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This is why #NYWD is so grand — I‘ve discovered an excellent read that was completely unknown to me prior to appearing on @Mitch ‘s list. Memory is an inmate in a Zimbabwean prison. She‘s writing her life story to someone who may be able to help her out of her situation, which allows readers to gain insight into her tragic childhood, and series of events that led Memory to where she is now. Tragic. My second read for #NewYearWhoDis

vlwelser It even matches your decor. 😍 11mo
Mitch So glad it was a positive discovery! I love #newyearwhodis! 11mo
Mitch I‘m about half way though Betty and I‘ve shed tears! 11mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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Finished this heartbreaker last night while the kids had movie night and the snow fell. It was a perfect cozy evening which only highlighted the devastating circumstances of Memory‘s life. #NYWD

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Chelsea.Poole
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I love starting my weekends with
a book 📖
a chocolate croissant 🥐
a cup of lemon black tea 🍋 ☕️
Getting deeper into Memory‘s story and it‘s a tragic one. I love #NewYearWhoDis because I would have never read this otherwise and it‘s a gem.

monalyisha So cozy! 11mo
Chelsea.Poole @Mitch I have the ARC of that in ebook format which I started but never got around to committing to. I just placed a hold on the audiobook from the library. Thanks for the reminder! 😊 11mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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My next #NYWD from @Mitch with curry 🍛

Mitch Yum! 11mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs Pretty 🧡📖💛 1y
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Mitch
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Inside a prison in Harare, a woman convicted of killing a wealthy white man retells her story. Beautifully written - disjointed memories connected by smells & tastes, with fleeting visions & strong emotional connections - slowly build the story. With tension & menace never being far off the page, this is an engrossing story that left me questioning how we each remember our past and what from our remember past we choose to bring in to our futures.

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Mitch
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For the first time in over a year in at last #readingonlocation - I‘ve missed it soooo much! Thankful for the little cabin in the corner of a farm - complete with its own field. Space and sky after so long inside. I‘m very happy!

AmyG Enjoy!!! 2y
squirrelbrain Oh lovely! I bet Woodford is having a fab time too... 2y
jessjess This looks so peaceful 2y
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TrishB Have a fab time. 2y
CBee Looks so lovely ♥️♥️ 2y
Cupcake12 Have a lovely time x 2y
Librariana Looks absolutely lovely! Wishing you a most wonderful, relaxing time 😊💙 2y
Texreader How wonderful for you!! 2y
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Mitch
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Grabbing that perfect half hour when the house is quiet and everyone‘s sleeping to start something new. There should be an English word for the perfect reading moment ......is there in other languages???

charl08 Sounds wonderful. Not sure of the perfect word, but can I also add a request for a word for cover envy (even when you already have a copy of the book)?! 2y
Mitch @charl08 I need that word too! 2y
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Martta
Book of Memory | Petina Gappah
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If you are looking for African literature that is easy to get into, try this. This was my first book set in Zimbabwe. I really loved this! It gave me a bit of a Jane Eyre wibes. This book has a lot of contemporary themes in the plotline and the story keeps surprising. I highly recommend this! 😊

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Martta
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I'm enjoying this audio book reader. She has a fun way of singing the songs in the book. I feel like I'm getting a better idea of the story when she doesn't just read them aloud but adds the music as well. 😁

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Martta
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My next audio book choise. I'm already hooked! Stories from women's prison. 😍

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Bertha_Mason

"Outside Bay‘s department store, two little boys spoke threateningly to the naked breasts of the semi-clad statues of Artemis and Aphrodite. 'We will drink all your milk. We will drink every last drop.'" ?

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Bertha_Mason

"I can assure you that there is nothing more menacing than a prison guard glaring at you out of one eye while the other is hidden, Veronica Lake-style, by a mane of flaming red plastic hair with gold highlights. The ghostly presence from The Grudge, all sodden hair and wild white eyes, had nothing on Synodia in the Rihanna."

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Bertha_Mason

"But the people that I lived amongst in Umwinsidale lived in a cocoon of privilege that was untouched by the political changes around them, while Mavis is more like that Japanese soldier who continued to fight the Second World War decades after Japan‘s surrender. She simply does not know that anything has changed, and when she is confused has the vacant emptiness of a marble god."

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#memories
#BoundTogetherJune

From my tbr!!! 📚📚📚

Eggs This sounds good 👌🏼 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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Mitch
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I had a Reading Spa organised for this summer - a few hours with a bookseller and cake recommending tailored book recommendations for me at a lovely bookstore in Bath. Of course it‘s can‘t go ahead so they‘re converted my voucher into a 6 month personalised book subscription. The first book they chose for me arrived today ! 😍

Oryx Still dreaming of doing that book spa - I think once things are "normal" again, I'm just going to book it and go. 3y
TrishB That sounds fab! 3y
Mitch @Oryx So it! (6 month wait list though!) 3y
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Oryx Looking forward to hearing what you think of this book. I've had this on my shelf for a while. Had forgot I had it! 3y
squirrelbrain At least you get something out of it, although the book spa sounds fab.... 3y
Soubhiville Ok I‘m adding this to my list of things to do once this is “all over”! Enjoy your monthly picks! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Sorry about the book spa (what an enchanting idea!). This book is an immediate “stack” for me! Yet again, Mitch inflates my TBR! 3y
Mitch @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oops! Sorry / not sorry! 😹 3y
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Tamra
Book of Memory | Petina Gappah
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Memory is an albino Zimbabwean woman convicted for murder. She writes the memories of her life in notebooks to an American journalist and in the process discovers the truth about herself and family. The principle storyline is compelling, but I felt the prison diversions were a distraction and I almost bailed in the first few chapters for that reason. IMO it would have been fantastic with more editing. Nonetheless, a pick for creativity.

Geenie What is IMO?? 3y
Tamra @Yoshi-and-a-book “in my opinion” 😏 3y
Geenie Ohhhhh... thx 💖 3y
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MyBookLife
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I started reading this beauty last night. It seems really promising. I like the way she writes and it is interesting right from the beginning, so I hope this will give me my reading mojo back ☺️

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Tamra
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Lovely podcast interview! Now I want to read to read this novel even more - I am bumping this up on the TBR!

GingerAntics This book sounds really good. 3y
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Ruthiella
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Memory is actually the main character‘s name but the story is also told in flashback as Memory recalls how she ended up convicted of murder serving out her sentence at a women‘s prison in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼.
#trytoremember
#WinterWonderland

Cinfhen I really liked this book!!! One of the first books I reviewed on Litsy 4y
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it as well 😀 4y
TrishB Not familiar with this one 👍🏻 4y
Ruthiella @TrishB I t was interesting especially because it took place in Harare, Zimbabwe. 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Memories
#Fallintoreading

Anyone read this one? I forgot to post it yesterday...

Rissreads I have never heard of this book. I look forward to your review! 4y
BookBabe Ditto what @Rissreads said! 4y
MayJasper Very funny 😀 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rissreads 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookBabe 🙌🏻👍🏻🙌🏻 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MayJasper 😉😉😉 (edited) 4y
Amie I haven't read it, but it's been on my TBR for ages, so maybe one day 😄 4y
BookishTrish This book was my first ever Litsy post. #memories 4y
vkois88 I haven't, but it's a nice cover 4y
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Itchyfeetreader
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#Heyjune #frommetoyou this meandering, non linear novel takes the form of a set of journals written by Memory an Albino women incarcerated in a Zimbabwean prison for the murder of her ‘adopted‘ white father,to a western journalist. A story about memory, truth, family and fitting in. A tad too much prison vs back story for me. not a recommend if you like concise, pacy plots with clear cut endings but it was a beautiful thought provoking read.

Cinfhen I loved this book, as I never knew where it was goimg 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Beautiful #bookmail today!!! Thank you @merelybookish so much for the book and card!!! And thank you @EllieDottie and @jfalkens for the beautiful cards too!!! Nothing like #litsylove to brighten your day ☺️💞💜😘

jfalkens I'm so glad you liked it! Again I am so sorry it was late! 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @jfalkens no worries!!! Thanks again!! 5y
EllieDottie 😊❤️ 5y
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jfalkens @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks no problem! Hopefully I get the next one out better lol 5y
merelybookish That was fast! Glad it arrived safely! 5y
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readtheworld
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Midday book and hot cider break ☕️

collegecatlady This one was great 👍🏻 5y
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readtheworld
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The Book of Memory is so beautifully written. I‘m reading it slowly instead of rushing through.

#litfic #readdiversebooks #fiction #coverart

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collegecatlady
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This is an emotional journey that the reader takes through the book of Memory. Memory, in prison with the death penalty for a murder she makes clear from the start she did not commit, relays her story in this journalesque narrative. This novel made me very emotional, but not in the teary-eyed way. This was more of a deep, wrenching soul bruising way. Beautiful.

TheAliceEvers Lovely review! 😊👏🏻 5y
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readtheworld
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Bedtime reading... it‘s harder to underline when you‘re lying down. 📖🌙😴

dragondrool I was trying to underline in my current book for our book club the other night while stretched out on the sofa. Those lines are wonky as all get out. Yours are much nicer. 5y
readtheworld @dragondrool Haha, thanks! 5y
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readtheworld
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Starting this lovely today 📖

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collegecatlady
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1. My favorite baby, Jojen
2. 4 years
3. He loves to eat watermelon!
4. @FireHeartRattlerOfStars
#petsandpaperbacks

CoffeeCatsBooks 😻😻😻 5y
HotMessJess Jojen looks very smug and comfortable! Thank you!!! 😻😻 5y
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collegecatlady
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Finally having a relaxing day 🙌🏻

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Martta
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After reading Americanah I realized how little I have read books from Africa. Until that time I thought that I read quite diversely but then I realized that I read as diversely as it is possible with whats on offer around here. But there are not so many African writers visible in bookstores and librarys so when I saw this I just had to get it. This fits perfectly with my goal to read more diversely.

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merelybookish
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My #firstreadoftheyear was a good one. Narrated by a woman in a prison in Zimbabwe, we learn why she is there. Of course, her story is more complicated than it first appears. AND it ticked the first box (set in Africa) for the #LitsyBingo Challenge. #allthebooks2017

Cinfhen I liked this book! 5y
merelybookish Me too! I thought it was well done. 5y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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#finished #intense
This was another intense book about an albino woman accused of murder in Zimbabwe. A lot of the time I️ was reading this I️ felt like there is a lot I️ don‘t understand about the culture, and yet I️ was captivated by Memory‘s story. This is a book that changes you from reading it.

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ElishaLovesBooks
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Trying to steal a few minutes before the school day starts to get a little reading in. It started snowing today in Chi-town. ❄️❄️🌨🌨 #canyoueverhavetoomuchcoffee #nope #teacherlife

VinceReads I love and agree with your hashtags and I‘m also not ready for the snow. 5y
ElishaLovesBooks Thanks @VinceReads ! I️ have a love/hate relationship with snow!❄️ 5y
VinceReads @ElishaLovesBooks Same, I love it when I don‘t have to drive in it. 5y
AlaMich Fellow Chicagoan here 😊...I'm glad it wasn't heavier. I need to be eased in to winter; a little snow here, a little snow there, before a big one hits, amirite? 5y
ElishaLovesBooks You‘re so right @AlaMich ! November is a little early. . . I‘m not ready for a whole winter of snow! 5y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Trying to relax after a loooooooong day. Pomegranate white tea ☕️ and lotus cookies 🍪

MrBook Ooooh! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting! I‘ve never tried the beverage or the cookies. Sounds yummy. Enjoy 5y
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ElishaLovesBooks @erzascarletbookgasm the cookies! Are amazing! They are British- “the original carmelised biscuit”-that‘s what the package says. Tastes like cookie butter spread. Very dangerous 😋🙊 5y
LeahBergen Lotus cookies (or Biscoff) are my FAVES. 5y
ElishaLovesBooks @LeahBergen they are delicious!! 5y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Took my book to the gym this evening. I️ didn‘t get a chance to read anything but I️ always operate under the principle of #justincase #yoga 😊😊

Cinfhen Loved this book 💗 5y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen I‘m just at the beginning and it‘s already hooked me in!🤗 5y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Getting ready to start this one now! I feel so good after getting things done today- laundry, grocery shopping, 3 mile run, lunch meal prep for the week- I deserve to sit down and read!🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🥗👚👕📚 #momlife #currentlyreading

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ElishaLovesBooks
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First ever #humpdaypost @MinDea
1. My cozy, warm Uggs
2. The Book of Memory (it might change 😉)
3. Dark 🍫
4. Just seasonal allergies
5. A magnet on the whiteboard in my classroom.

MinDea Welcome to the club! Thanks for joining in! 5y
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emilyhaldi
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This book is a slow and steady build and takes some patience, but the writing is beautiful. I do think that the last 40 pages or so felt slightly rushed, with so many ends tied up at once after such a long journey to get there. But overall, this is a definite pick for me. AND, it was my 100th book for the year 🎉

Jas16 🙌🏽 5y
Kalalalatja Woohoo! 5y
Reviewsbylola Yeah girl!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🎉🎉 5y
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tammysue That's awesome!👏🏻👏🏻😊 5y
Ms_T Bravo! 5y
Laalaleighh Congrats on 100! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Congrats 💯!!!! 5y
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Amazing 💞💞💞💞 5y
Beachesnbooks Congrats on 100 books!! 5y
minkyb Congrats!! 5y
Mdargusch 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣❗️❗️❗️ 5y
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emilyhaldi
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Back in LA again - just another #manicmonday 😜

#awesomeautumnbooks

Cinfhen I REALLY LIKED this one🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼hope you do too!!! 5y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I'm about 100 pages in and enjoying it so far 👍🏻 5y
Reviewsbylola Yay for book 💯!! 5y
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shawnmooney Thank you for bringing this book back into my awareness - it'd been languishing on my TBR nearly forgotten for nearly a year! 5y
Mdargusch Sportsmens lodge? 5y
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch We always stay there- it's not the fanciest but it's retro and used to be the gathering place of Clark Gable & Katherine Hepburn 😎 5y
Mdargusch Sounds cool 5y
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Cinfhen
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Day 27 #JuneTunz #ManDown [👂🏼🐛Alert ] I love this song, courtesy of my friend @Ms_T 🎵My first thought for today's prompt was The Book Of Memory, which tells the story of a Zimbabwean woman called Memory whose parents sold her to a white man when she was nine. She relates her tale in flashback as she sits in prison, having been convicted of the same white man's murder. Beautifully written, with lush descriptions of time & place ~

Ms_T Great choice and great collage. Rihanna is a babe ❤️ 5y
Cinfhen She's Da Best...I mean who else can sing ? "Bitch Better Have My Money" ? @Ms_T ? 5y
Ms_T @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 5y
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TrishB @Cinfhen @Ms_T I loved her red hair! 5y
merelybookish I thought this book was good! Really well done. 5y
ValerieAndBooks Sounds good...stacking! 5y
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JenP
Book of Memory | Petina Gappah
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I'm giving away this awesome stack of books to one lucky person. Lincoln in the Bardo is signed! I own doubles of all of them so thought it would be fun to do a giveaway. I will ship internationally.

To enter just post a comment stating which is your favorite book (so far) published in 2016-2017.

Closes Monday when I pick a winner at random.

Cinfhen Love that your #payingitforward 💕💕I own two already so I want someone else to have a chance 😊have a great weekend 5y
ashsbookmarks I don't think I have read any books published in 2017 😮 but the paperback for Dark Matter was....I so choose that one!! Seriously was an amazing book!! 5y
JenP @Cinfhen you gave me my first copy of the book of Memory! I'm giving away my second copy bc I like the cover better on the edition you sent me. I loved that book! 5y
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Cinfhen Yay, I love this community of book sharers💝💝💝such a happy place! 5y
emmanoble Funnily enough, I think Lincoln in the Bardo is my fave! I was planning on getting a copy sometime soon (I borrowed it from the library) because I was totally enthralled by it..signed would be even better! 5y
Lizpixie So happy that the #payitforward movement is growing! My favourite book published in 2016-2017 is The Dry by Jane Harper. An Australian thriller by a debut author, it's a great story with a writing style that makes you smell & feel the dust & heat of a small Aussie town. (edited) 5y
JenP @emmanoble it is pretty great! I have a personalized signed copy (which I keeping). 5y
JenP @Notafraidofwords I want to read that one! 5y
JenP @ashsbookmarks that works! 5y
JenP @Lizpixie lol, I didn't know that was a thing here but I love it! 5y
Caterina What an amazing giveaway! Thank you for your generosity! My favorite is What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, a stunning story collection published this year from a debut author! 5y
Jerdencon Awesome! I would have to say my favorite is beartown. Loved that book! 5y
Nat_Reads My favorite 2017 release thus far is Bear and the Nightingale! What a fun giveaway! Saunders is one of my favorite writers--how exciting that you have a signed edition!! 5y
Kalalalatja What a sweet and generous giveaway! 💕 My favourite thus far is (edited) 5y
Maike This is wonderful! So far my favourite of 2017 is 5y
Reviewsbylola If I had to choose just one, 5y
ReadingEnvy This one is a great read because of the honesty and confrontation of the anti-obesity culture we live in.(and k loved Black Wave but got it from the library!) 5y
JPeterson This is awesome! I'm doing a similar #payitforward giveaway! Though, if I only can choose one for my current favorite, I think I would have to go with 5y
erzascarletbookgasm So awesome of you paying it forward @JenP . 💖Love the Litsy community. I have not read that many books published between that period, so far my favourite is this. 5y
JenP @erzascarletbookgasm one of my favorites too! 5y
JenP @JPeterson nice! I haven't read that one yet but want to 5y
JenP @ReadingEnvy I hope to read that one soon 5y
JenP @Reviewsbylola that was 2015 publication not 2016-17, I think, but I'll allow it bc it was a great book. 5y
JenP @Tamra hmm, this sounds interesting 5y
JenP @Maike 👍 5y
JenP @Kalalalatja and a march madness book too! I love it! 5y
JenP @Nat_Reads unfortunately I didn't love that one but I'm in the minority with that one. So glad you did love it. 5y
JenP @Caterina that sounds really good! 5y
JenP @Jerdencon haven't read it yet but I have a copy. Probably should push it up on my TBR list. 5y
Kalalalatja @JenP it was my pick to win it all, but alas, that didn't happen 😄 5y
Reviewsbylola Sorry I can't read. 😂😂 I thought you meant favorite book we have read in 2016 or 2017. 5y
JenP @Reviewsbylola eek, hit send too early. It's all good. No real hard and fast rules to this. It is one of my favorite books 😊 5y
vivastory It'd be impossible for me to only pick one, but Gyasi's "Homegoing" immediately came to mind 5y
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Cinfhen
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#ThrowbackThursday According to my GoodReads these are the books I was reading last June...I spy one 5 star read, which is interesting because it didn't make my year end BEST list...Modern Lover's is the book on top, which got cut-off.

Billypar Funny, I read Owen Meany on May 30th last year- his high voice must have been in the air. 6y
Cinfhen Other than the length and political overtones OM would have been a 5 star read... did u enjoy @Billypar 6y
Reviewsbylola Appears you and I had similar thoughts about The Fireman. 6y
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Billypar @Cinfhen I did- it was 5 stars for me, though the length was an issue. I take on 600+ books very reluctantly- but paid off in this case. 6y
emilyhaldi I've had this one in my book outlet cart forever- glad to see you gave 5 stars! 6y
Cinfhen The Fireman was too long, it became a nuisance to get through @Reviewsbylola 6y
Cinfhen I'm not sure if it would still be a five star @emilyhaldi but definitely worth picking up and reading 6y
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rachelwill
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Book 13: Exploring issues of race, family, mental illness and capital punishment, this was a surprisingly digestible read. Written as a reflection by our protagonist, set across two timelines, we begin to piece together the circumstances that led to her imprisonment, both in jail but also within herself as she seeks to look beyond being only the 'other'...

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JenP
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#aprilbookshowers #samebookdifferentcover

I received the book on the left from the lovely @Cinfhen for cupidgoespostal then a few weeks ago was given the same book with a different cover (purchased in South Africa).

I can't wait to read it!

Cinfhen Ooooh, the SA cover is pretty awesome ❤️🖤❤️🖤 6y
Hooked_on_books I like the cover on the left better. Is it from Israel? 6y
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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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Today I am eighteen books richer! My friend gave me a massive pile of unwanted books (I know what you're thinking, and I too wondered what "unwanted" books are?!) And as if that wasn't exciting enough, I arrived home to #BookMail. Litsy, you are definitely fuelling my book obsession, and I really didn't need any help to start with!! ????

JazzFeathers 18 book richer? Such wonderful sensation! 6y
magictoyshop A Little Life! I'm going to pass on the same advice that was given to me... "Prepare to be destroyed". 6y
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @magictoyshop Oh god! Thanks for the warning 😄 It was one of those books that I've put off reading cuz I didn't think it could possibly live up to the hype, but now super excited! Love a good book that can ruin my life 😂 !!! 6y
magictoyshop @LauraAndTaraAndBooks hahhaaaaa I had the exact same reaction!!!! 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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Quite a beginning! "...I was nine years old and my father and mother sold me to a strange man." We know she's an adult now and in jail for killing that man. So, what happened? That is the novel: narrator Memory's recollections of her life and what led to the crime. Sounds very promising! #FirstLine

merelybookish It's good! 6y
RealBooks4ever Wow! That opening certainly grabbed me! 😯 6y
bookwrm526 It's really good 6y
Hooked_on_books I was just fondling this one on my shelf yesterday, a definite #blameitonLitsy purchase. I may have to bump it up the TBR! 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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MyNamesParadise Dang. That is deep. 6y
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BookishMarginalia
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After another tough week (much improved by #CupidGoesPostal 💜❤️💜), I'm perusing new paperbacks at happy place @TheBookmarkPR -- pumpkin spice latte and warm pumpkin loaf on hand!

TrishTheBibliophile Love this pic! Hope next week is better ❤ 6y
Jennick2004 Yum! And what a pretty latte!! ❤️ hugs and hoping for a better week... 6y
Ericmanciniwriter Nice latte fern!! 6y
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8leagueboot Ooh, I see Bookburners! Jealous! 6y
Tillie Yummy! 6y
Mimi28 Hope next week is better!! ❤❤ 6y
TrishB Had one of those too 💗 got 4 new books and being taken out for tea....so it's a much nicer weekend! 6y
asiriusreader Hope next week is better for you! Looks like the perfect start to Saturday! 😊 6y
lamaman2boys I hope next week improves! I'm "dragging" my family to Powell's tomorrow for much the same reason ? 6y
LeahBergen I need a piece of that loaf. 6y
Gissy 😋 6y
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Sarah83
Book of Memory | Petina Gappah
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Da spielt man Memory und es kommen einem trotzdem Buchthemen über den Weg. 😙

Playing memory and meeting also books there. 😙