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Boy, Snow, Bird
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
As seen on the cover of theNew York Times Book Review, where it was described as gloriously unsettling evoking Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, Edgar Allan Poe, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, Chris Abani and even Emily Dickinson,and already one of the years most widely acclaimed novels:Helen Oyeyemi has fully transformed from a literary prodigy into a powerful, distinctive storytellerTransfixing and surprising.Entertainment Weekly(Grade: A)I dont care what the magic mirror says; Oyeyemi is the cleverest in the landdaring and unnerving Under Oyeyemis spell, the fairy-tale conceit makes a brilliant setting in which to explore the alchemy of racism, the weird ways in which identity can be transmuted in an instant from beauty to beast or vice versa. Ron Charles,The Washington PostFrom the prizewinning author ofWhat Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, coming February 2016, the Snow White fairy tale brilliantly recast as a story of family secrets, race, beauty, and vanity.In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts looking, she believes, for beautythe opposite of the life shes left behind in New York. She marries Arturo Whitman, a local widower, and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow.A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined shed become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the birth of Boys daughter, Bird, who is dark-skinned, exposes the Whitmans as light-skinned African-Americans passing for white.And even as Boy, Snow, and Bird are divided, their estrangement is complicated by an insistent curiosity about one another. In seeking an understanding that is separate from the image each presents to the world, Boy, Snow, and Bird confront the tyranny of the mirror to ask how much power surfaces really hold.Dazzlingly inventive and powerfully moving,Boy, Snow, Birdis an astonishing and enchanting novel. With breathtaking feats of imagination, Helen Oyeyemi confirms her place as one of the most original and dynamic literary voices of our time.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Thank you Rachel!! I love these cards and the book looks so good!! Thank you for your friendship ❤️❤️ Happy New Year!! 🎈🎊🎆

#LitsyLove

iread2much You are very welcome! Happy new year! 1mo
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julesG
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I'm doing the #AdventCalendarChallenge over on IG and I just wanted to share my pick. 😁

Going to use this for a #Booked2023

@Cinfhen @alisiakae @BarbaraTheBibliophage

#MountTBR

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ImperfectCJ
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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As I'm accustomed to with Oyeyemi's books, I like this one a lot without really understanding it, especially the ending. I appreciate the way the story deals with love, the trade-offs of pursuing what we love and/or need in the face of the culture around us, the difficulty of recognizing and giving honest love when what we've received has been so much different from what love should be, and the challenge of being or even recognizing ourselves.

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Robotswithpersonality
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Panpan

1. Valuable to have narrative perspectives on historical black/biracial experience of racism, but I think I should read Passing and/or The Vanishing Half for a clearer picture.
2. How does the trans community feel about the representation in this book?!
3. Intergenerational trauma is a tragedy and while there is not a satisfying ending to be found, I hope they're taking the first step to healing internalized and externalized hate.
Warning: SA

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Robotswithpersonality
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Honestly, focusing on food over aging sounds like the better idea. 💁🏼‍♂️

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Robotswithpersonality
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Ah, yes, the standard definition from the Dictionary of Giving Me the Creeps. 😶‍🌫️🙃

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Robotswithpersonality
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This character has my sense of direction. 😩

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐ I really enjoyed reading this book, especially the stunning poetic writing and the dialogue/relationship between Boy and her boss. If not for the bizarre and gross (non)ending, I would have rated it much higher. #bookspinbingo #booked2022

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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A snake's head glided out from between her lips, bright as new chainmail; he saw that its golden coils wound down her throat.

“You're wrapped around her heart,“ the magician said.

“I am the heart,“ the snake replied.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Life has changed a lot, you know. You didn't used to get all this food inside food inside food when I was a girl. The other day I was eating a mushroom and found it had been stuffed with prawns. I've got so many misgivings over this craze, Boy. It's flying in the face of nature. A mushroom is a woodland fungus and a prawn comes from the sea. People have got no business stuffing one inside the other.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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It isn't magic. It's just that I'm well dressed. You men who try to tell me I'm a scarecrow or try to grab my arm but can't manage it, don't you understand that you're not really addressing me? It's more as if you're talking to a coat I'm wearing.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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It turns out that the average annoyed American only needs to pull three terrible faces before she feels better.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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What I mean to say is that a whole lot of technically impossible things are always trying to happen to us, appear to us, talk to us, show us pictures, or just say hi, and you can't pay attention to all of it, so I just pick the nearest technically impossible thing and I let it happen.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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It was one of those ones they call screwball comedies, where people mislead and ill-treat each other in the most shocking and baffling way possible, then forgive and forget about it because they happen to like the look of each other. Only they call it falling in love.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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The first coffee of the morning is never, ever, ready quickly enough. You die before it‘s ready and then your ghost pours the resurrection potion out of the moka pot.

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hissingpotatoes
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Finished one puzzle, starting another! #audiopuzzling

readingjedi That's lovely! 9mo
Deblovestoread It‘s a beauty but looks challenging. 9mo
hissingpotatoes @Kdgordon88 Yeah, the grape puzzle definitely took me the longest of any puzzle I've done, but it was fun to have to slow down and find the right pieces! 9mo
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Addison_Reads
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

#fairytalechallenge2022 @Charityann

This is stated as being a Snow White retelling. It has some elements of that story, but this really is its own tale.

I enjoy this author's writing style, but I know she isn't for everyone. I was not a fan of the big reveal at the end or how the author handled it. She could have used it as a platform to say something positive, but instead she just tossed it out there without explanation really.

vivastory I find Oyeyemi is a bit hit and miss for me 12mo
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OriginalCyn620
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t love this but didn‘t hate it either. It‘s a Snow White retelling - an interesting take that focuses on vanity and race. It‘s told in 3 parts - Boy, Bird, then Boy again. I was disappointed that we didn‘t get a part that was Snow‘s POV, as I was expecting the third part to be hers. Seemed like part 3 was just kinda thrown together with a wild twist thrown in.

#bookspinbingo
#booked2022 - author born in Africa
#pop22 - #ownvoices SFF book

Addison_Reads I just started this one. 12mo
Ruthiella Yeah, this book wasn‘t for me either. 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve bailed on EVERY book by this author even though I‘m pulled to every book she‘s written. #CoverCrush 🥰 Her writing is just not a good fit for me. I think I‘m done trying. You‘re flying through the prompts🙌🏻 12mo
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OriginalCyn620 @Addison_Reads Hope you enjoy! 12mo
OriginalCyn620 @Cinfhen This was my first by this author and I don‘t think I‘ll pick up another one anytime soon. You‘re right though, her covers are cool! My strategy was to use this month to knock out only challenge prompts! 😉 12mo
OriginalCyn620 @Ruthiella I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 12mo
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SherryJones
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
Pickpick

Helen Oyeyemi does it again! This marvelous book is a mixture of magic, whimsy, sorrow, and surprise — the story of a woman named Boy, a white woman who marries Arturo not realizing he‘s Black until their baby is born. Snow is her stepdaughter and utterly adored for her passing-as-white beauty; Bird, the dark-skinned daughter, is fierce and smart but never loved as Snow is. The book‘s end was a letdown but until then. It!s remarkable.

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Hooked_on_books
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

This is my second attempt with Oyeyemi, and I think she may not be for me. I seriously considered bailing on this book, as I was just bored. But when Bird is born (nearly halfway in), things got a bit interesting. And then ultimately it didn‘t end so much as stopped with several odd things seemingly thrown in right before the finish. It didn‘t really work.

bnp I've tried Oyemi - twists on fairy tales are usually my jam - but I can't get into her either. 13mo
bnp Your buddy reminds me of my dog Milo. Whats his/her name? 13mo
Dilara Opinions seem pretty divided on Oyeyemi! Personally, I like her style, and I loved Boy, Snow, Bird. Horses for courses and all that... 13mo
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Soubhiville I‘ve tried her three times and never made it more than a couple chapters in. Not for me. 13mo
Billypar This was the only one I didn't like of those I've read - I really enjoyed Mr. Fox, White is for Witching, and What is Not Yours... But yeah, her style definitely isn't for everyone. 13mo
Hooked_on_books @Billypar Her other one I‘ve read is Gingerbread and I really didn‘t like it. I liked this one better than that. 13mo
Hooked_on_books @bnp Her name is Greta. She‘s my sweet girl. 🧡🐶 13mo
Ruthiella I don‘t like Oyeyemi‘s style either. I‘ve read this one and Mr. Fox and bailed on two others. 13mo
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JessTedrick
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

I think I liked this better than White is for Witching but I‘m not sure that‘s saying much.
I‘m not sure what that ending twist was...
And to keep from spoiling it but to still address it, calling it a “spell” that needed to be “broken” made it sound even more like JK Rowling.

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JessTedrick
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Finishing up this book and loved this line.

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La_Cori
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Billypar
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

The first of Oyeyemi's I wasn't wild about. It had a strong start with all the complicated strangeness I love about her other work. The summaries will say it's a version of Snow White, but that's a little misleading - instead of the fairy tale driving the plot, it's the spark leading to all sorts of inventive directions. Unfortunately things fall apart in the third act, but there's enough great stuff in the first two to make this worth reading.

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Billypar
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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#currentread
I'm reading Boy, Snow, Bird right after finishing The Bloody Chamber because Oyeyemi's work has so many fairy tale elements and right away there's a pretty cool common theme involving mirrors. The top passage is from the last story in Bloody Chamber 'Wolf-Alice' where the title character encounters a mirror, and the second is the opening of BSB introducing one of many mirror references. I love it when consecutive reads overlap.

vivastory Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. Might have to pick it up soon! 2y
Billypar @vivastory It's off to a strong start, but also very different than her other work. It's the first one I've read where it seems like character development is being prioritized over the story. 2y
BeaG This has been on my TBR List forever. I need to pick it up. 2y
Billypar @BeaG I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it! Oyeyemi is one of my favorite authors even though I just started reading her last year. 2y
BeaG @Billypar I read Gingerbread by her. 2y
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Hidie
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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A retelling of Snow White that focuses on race and vanity.

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Centique
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

This book has mixed reviews and I can see why. From my perspective it was finding a fantastic new author (new to me) with a unique voice. It had an intriguing fairytale feel with possibly magical elements, then twisted and grew through a more historical part of the story which examined race and passing in illuminating ways. But somehow all these shining beautiful parts seemed to grind together at the end for me and jam up. It felt incomplete ⬇️

Centique and left me wanting more - the reveal didn‘t feel aligned to the rest of the book and it may be problematic in other ways. But I‘m glad I read this - it was on its way to being a 5 star book and I‘ll look out for more of her writing. 3y
Centique Photo is of fishing from the beach in the twilight - we‘re not allowed on boats yet so we‘re surf casting at a distance from each other! 3y
charl08 Gorgeous picture. 3y
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Ruthiella I didn‘t love this book either. I DNFed her short story collection but I still have Mr. Fox on my shelf to try. 😀 3y
Reggie I‘ve always wanted to read her White is for Witching. This just makes me want to read her more. 3y
Centique @Reggie YASSS you‘re back! This is the book that sent me over to your page thinking “Reggie could help me understand this book” It is brilliant and yet misshapen, but then again it‘s a fairytale retelling, should I just accept that there aren‘t answers...etc etc. Tell me when you read WIFW and I‘ll try and read it at the same time. There is something so bewitching in her writing, id love your take on it! 3y
Centique @Reggie I wanted to say “This book is kinda like Toni Morrison and Hans Christian Anderson had a fight and kept taking the book off each other” 😂😂😂 3y
Clare-Dragonfly 👆🏻that totally makes me want to read this when I never have before! 3y
Reggie I actually ordered WIFW earlier tonight. It‘ll take a couple of weeks but I‘m totally down for a buddy read when it gets in. (edited) 3y
Centique @Clare-Dragonfly 😂 I hope you like it then! I think my “I‘m not sure anyone will like this” reviews get more stack adds than my glowing reviews 😂😂 3y
Centique @Reggie our big book chain doesn‘t have a single Oyeyemi title on their website. 🙄Honestly this is the quiet form of racism we have here. Makes me furious. They had no Han Kang either. And none of our Indy bookshops have a useful website. Hopefully the library will open next week - and then I will get a copy! 3y
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LeafingThroughLife
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

Helen Oyeyemi has a talent for writing books that I fail to fully understand but nonetheless still enjoy. There‘s something about her prose that is effortlessly beautiful and I love the weaving in of magic. This is a story about race and identity with the feel of a fairy tale. Vivid and compelling, if occasionally confounding. This is book 2 of my May #bookspinbonanza list AKA #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great work!! 3y
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hwheaties
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Been a while, but I‘ve been reading!! Just neglecting to post to Litsy, sadly.

Current fiction read!!

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BeaG
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Book tagged is one that I want to read.
1. Yes, it snowed where I live this weekend.
2. I love blankets and thick, fluffy socks when I'm getting cozy and ready to read. I prefer psychological thrillers.
3. @julesG @ljuliel
#MoonReflections
@Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Great cozy practice! Thanks for playing! Blessings to you this weekend! 🖤🌝 3y
julesG Fluffy socks are great. 3y
ljuliel Thank you for the tag BeaG 3y
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UnRuLee
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I normally don‘t pan books if they‘re just not my jam. But this book, for all its lovely prose and compelling exploration of race and beauty, has a wildly transphobic twist at the end that felt like a sucker punch. As a trans reader, I expected better from a contemporary author, and I won‘t be seeking out more of Oyeyemi‘s work.

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Kazzie
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
Pickpick

Loved this book! Interesting voice and POV not familiar to me previously. The magical realism elements enhanced the story. Good plot twist at the end, with big emphasis on forgiveness. Of not, this novel works because of its own voices writing.

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holarosarita
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Hey now, you‘re an all star

AllieLovesBooks 😂🤣😂 3y
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holarosarita
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
Mehso-so

I found this to be a very compelling read even though it‘s a bit more ephemeral than I usually go for (the plot and the prose just sort of float along). But it started to go downhill for me after it switched back to Boy‘s point of view in the last section (I‘d really rather hear from Snow at this point). And then that final reveal? Eeeeeesh. This probably still would have been a pick, if not for that.

khooliha Yeah, that final reveal -really- put me off and pretty much completely soured a book I was loving otherwise. 3y
holarosarita @khooliha big big bummer 3y
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Maike
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

I‘m not really sure what to make of it, but it‘s still a pick. I think I expected the fairy tales to play a bigger part instead of only getting a glimpse of them now and then. Instead Oyeyemi explores themes like female relationships and race - I would have liked a narrower focus. But I still enjoyed her writing so much.

readordierachel I really want to read this one! 3y
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holarosarita
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Reading this for the retelling of a fairy tale by an author of color prompt, since this is allegedly a retelling a Snow White. #readharder2020

khooliha I am interested to hear what you end up thinking of this one! 3y
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JazzFeathers
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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1. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Man in the Queue and L'arte di Tolkien
2. Tagged
3. My apartment is basically a jungle

#WeekendsReads @rachelsbrittain

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Rebecca.Eckland
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Pickpick

What a beautiful and strange novel about the relationships that form between women, how we adapt to absences and tragedy and of course, the story also explores issues with race. Highly recommended.

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abookishbutterfly
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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If you were ask me to list my favorite hobbies, at this point I would definitely need to add “going to library book sales.” I love them so much!

Needless to say, this is another library book sale haul! We headed out to Clifton Springs Library last night and found some goodies! I was especially excited about the Jennifer Donnelly book, although this now means I need to find the first two in the trilogy!

Have you read any of these?

jdiehr Me, too! You can't go wrong at a library sale 😄 3y
abookishbutterfly @jdiehr They‘re so addicting! 3y
abookishbutterfly @AmyG I‘m so glad to see someone say something positive about it. I think it sounds so intriguing! 3y
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Owlizabeth
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Cinfhen YES!!!! Her book covers are always spectacular 3y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

Well. That was not what I expecting from a Snow White retelling! But I definitely enjoyed it. It took on a lot of topics like race, class, family & sexuality. I did not necessarily agree with or like the way some of these things were portrayed, but I think these they would make for a very lively book discussion. I'll be thinking on this book for a while.

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xicanti
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#friyayintro time!

1. I will never, ever stop being mad at BOY, SNOW, BIRD. It made me love the hell out of it, then destroyed that love with its transphobic ending. Worst literary betrayal EVER.

2. Currently SCHITT‘S CREEK.

3. Usually sour cream scrambled eggs with bleu cheese dressing and hot sauce. It‘s quick, tasty, and filling.

4. CST.

5. Burgundy Jellyfish.

melissajayne I love Schitt‘s Creek 3y
xicanti @melissajayne it‘s become one of my favourite things. I never expected to love it as much as I do. 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Burgundy Jellyfish 🎵🤘 3y
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Surgey
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
Pickpick

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mcctrish
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Pickpick

Helen Oyeyemi writes a crazy mix of fairy tale and real with a fluid time line so it seems like an old fashioned present day. She is gifted with words, some images of the rat catcher stayed a bit too long in my mind. I enjoyed all of the characters and the different view points of Boy, Snow and Bird. I‘m even more disappointed about Gingerbread now 🤣

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mcctrish
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I‘m wearing my Snow White bracelet ( my first princess love ) while I start this

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have this one but haven't read it yet. Curious what you'll think of it. 3y
mcctrish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have read Gingerbread which was weird and wild and I really had to focus and persevere. I‘m hoping this is easier 3y
gradcat Nice picture! 3y
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Aimeesue This one definitely has an easier to follow plot than Gingerbread. This and Mr. Fox are my favorite Oyeyemis. 3y
LA_Mead I really liked Gingerbread. It was a bit confusing, but I thought maybe that‘s because I‘m up all night with a baby lol 3y
mcctrish Thank you @gradcat 3y
mcctrish @Aimeesue that is good to hear 🎉I was really excited for Gingerbread but I honestly felt like I should be on hallucinogenic drugs to fully understand it 3y
mcctrish @LA_Mead I did like parts of it ( and I loved the cover) but I felt like I had to work to hard to get it. I bet it would make a great movie though 3y
JulietReads 👍 3y
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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Pickpick

This book was unlike a lot of other books that I‘ve read. It felt very airy and the plot felt out of touch, even though there was a plot. It was just hard to pin down. I think I need to talk about it more with other people before I can truly know what I think of it.
*Update: I originally put this as so-so, but after discussing it with book club, I like it a lot better and am changing it to a pick.

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Kalalalatja
Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Mehso-so

#MoreMehThanYay

I really liked how the book deals with race, privileges, and prejudices. However, all of those good things got a bit lost in the parts told by Boy, because the writing style got too incoherent, jumpy and pretentious. The part told by Bird was great, imo, but it was too short compared to the rest.

erzascarletbookgasm What a great cover, though 4y
rockpools Gorgeous picture! I‘ve found I want to enjoy her books more than I actually do - will probably try again one day, but 😕 4y
IndoorDame Agree! I started this last month and I really love the premise, the social commentary, and Boy‘s voice, but I kept getting lost in it and putting it down. Not sure if I‘ll actually finish... 4y
cariashley I felt very much the same about this one and have been hesitant to try another by her. I have Gingerbread, from a recent bookstore subscription release. 4y
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Kalalalatja
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It is a long weekend in Denmark, and after spending my Saturday at a 50th birthday party, and my Sunday with a devil of a hangover, I‘m spending my Monday off on the couch with coffee and my current read 📖

#currentlyreading

BarbaraBB A perfect day i think! 4y
mabell Looks terrific! 4y
Crazeedi Sending fairy wishes for a belated happy birthday!!! 🎉🎂🌹💕 4y
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Kalalalatja @Crazeedi it wasn‘t my birthday but my brother-in-law‘s, but thank you anyway 😄 4y
readordierachel Sounds perfect. Enjoy! 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That is the best of plans!! 4y
JazzFeathers How's this book? I've heard different opinion. I have it on my TBR 4y
Kalalalatja @JazzFeathers I must admit, I struggled a bit with the first half. I just read the first chapter of part two, and I like the style of it better. However, I think it might have something to do with my lack of reading time and energy at the moment, so yeah 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 4y
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Kalalalatja
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Well, that was a day! First day at my new job (with 1,5 hour commute each way) and I‘m tiiiiiiireeeeed (and happy)! If I could keep my eyes open, I would read this, but after a chapter, I have to throw the towel in the ring and just watch Drag Race 🙌

TrishB Hope it went well 👍🏻 4y
KarenUK So glad you had a great first day.... 💕sounds like you deserve a relaxing evening! 4y
DaveGreen7777 Congratulations on the new job! Hope it works out great for you! 😀 4y
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Cathythoughts Great news !!! Tired & happy !! I love the pic 4y
marleed Your photo says it all! Congrats. How do you commute for 1.5 hours!? 4y
MicheleinPhilly Are you driving to and from or taking public transport? You could get oodles of reading in if the latter! 4y
Kalalalatja @marleed @MicheleinPhilly I‘m driving and plan on listening to audiobooks just to get a bit of reading in 👍 4y
Kalalalatja @TrishB @KarenUK @DaveGreen7777 @Cathythoughts thanks all ☺️ it went pretty well, but mostly just a lot of intro stuff. Can‘t wait to get to all the “real” work 👍 4y
JillR Good luck in your new job :) My new job has a similar commute, sometimes I hate it but I‘m trying to embrace it and enjoy the reading time! 4y
AnneCecilie Congratulations on the new job. 4y
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on the new job!! 4y
JennyM Love this!!! Glad it went well....now go to bed and sleep! 😘😘😘 4y
BarbaraBB Great picture! Go and sleep now 😴😘 4y
readordierachel Congratulations on your first day! 🎉🎉 4y
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BiblioLitten Congratulations on your new job! 🎉 4y
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