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The Bone People
The Bone People: A Novel | Keri Hulme
Set in the harsh environment of the South Island beaches of New Zealand, this masterful story brings together three singular people in a trinity that reflects their country's varied heritage. Winner of the 1985 Booker-McConnell prize for fiction.
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Booksnchill
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#ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter #Bones @Clwojick I love Dia De los Muertos so here are some 🦴! Happy Wednesday littens!

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Jari-chan
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Today I made a short stop in New Zealand on my literary-culinary world-tour. I made Southland Cheese Rolls, even though it was only one and my bread refused to be rolled 😂

The according book is The Bone People, which was a DNF, but I still got curious and wanted to try New Zealand food.

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Jari-chan
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Bailedbailed

Even though this book is considered to be an important one for New Zealand I just didn't want to spend another 800 pages with those characters. The woman appeaares to be able just to do anything abd and everything and the child is upper annoying.

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Centique
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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#wondrouswednesday

Thanks for the tag @batsy
1) The Bone People - studied it in both high school and Uni
2) Wuthering Heights - read it maybe four times now?
3) I keep a notes page on my phone - not very high tech of me!
4) autumn leaves from my walk yesterday
5) wanna have a go @youneverarrived @Kdgordon88 @Ericalambbrown 😊👍

batsy Autumn leaves 🍁🍂😍 I'm envious of the cooler weather you'll be having 😆 7mo
ShyBookOwl Pretty leaves! Where are you? 7mo
4thhouseontheleft Love The Bone People! 7mo
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Eggs Beautiful leaves 🍁 6mo
Centique @ShyBookOwl I‘m in Auckland, New Zealand 😊 6mo
Centique @batsy yes it‘s socks and slippers in the evenings already! 6mo
Centique @4thhouseontheleft yay! It‘s one of my top ten of all time 😃 6mo
Centique @Eggs thanks 😘 6mo
ShyBookOwl @Centique Oh nice! I'm in Ontario, Canada and spring is just starting to show itself. 6mo
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Rockjonny

Youth needs juice neither for longevity nor aphrodisiac

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jveezer
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Pickpick

This is an amazing book. First time I‘ve read something form NZ and definitely the first Maori book. Fascinating glimpse into their culture and situation. It‘s amazing that it was written in 1984 and features a strong, asexual female main character. Probably another reason it was hard for Hulme to find a publisher. It was tough reading through the child abuse but I‘m glad this book was written and glad to read it. And a Maori lexicon as well!

BarbaraBB I loved this one too but I read it in the 90s. I wish I had time to reread it 😂 8mo
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jveezer
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Ha‼️

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jveezer
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Trying to quell my outrage at people but otherwise very much enjoying this one so far...

SamAnne I read it years ago and have never forgotten it. 9mo
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MStew
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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A penguin ink edition !

This book sounds strange and I'm curious !!🤓

#bookmail

wordzie 😎 cover 9mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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We took a walk and ended up here. Fresh mint tea and beautiful colors and I NEED TO FINISH THIS BOOK!!

BarbaraBB Looking forward to your review. This book made such an impression on me when I read it - in the 90s....😊 9mo
minkyb Mint tea is lovely but I am eyeing that bagel and lox!🤗 9mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Clean-out-the-fridge Sunday breakfast meant hummus + greens + pita today!

We have just binged Escape at Dannemora in fewer than 12 hours. It‘s so good! Hopefully going to finish this book today before I head to Sacramento for a school counseling conference.

readordierachel Ooh, I've been wanting to watch that! 9mo
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violabrain
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Pickpick

This was a #BlameItOnLitsy book that has been on my shelf for a couple years now. What a strange, wonderful, distressing book. The character of Simon will stay with me for a long, long time.

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BooksForEmpathy
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Wednesday mornings I have off so, after I went to apply for my China Visa (!!!), I went here with my mom and step-dad. Beautiful salad and one of those books I don‘t want to finish because it‘s truly an original.

Laura317 Oooh! Have fun in China! Business or pleasure trip? We‘ve gone twice for adoption and love the parts of China we saw. 9mo
Flaneurette @Laura317 I‘ve been to China twice for the same reason. Hope to go back with the girls someday, we had an amazing experience both times! 9mo
BooksForEmpathy @Laura317 Pleasure! My partner got a 10 year work visa last June, and so it was a great motivator to visit as much as possible! We are headed to Shanghai in April. There‘s so much I want to see and experience. What were your thoughts? Also - would be so interested to hear about your experience with adoption! I‘ve been curious about it for a long time. Love hearing stories to help make my future decisions! 9mo
BooksForEmpathy @Flaneurette Same as above! Please share if you‘re willing ❤️. 9mo
Laura317 We adopted our daughter in 2005 from Hubei Province, and our son in 2010 from Hunan. We went thru Bethany Christian Service both times and had a wonderful experience. Our daughter traveled with us at 5 years old back to China to adopt our son. Son was a minor special need (Cleft lip/palate. If we weren‘t too old now, I‘d do it again in a heartbeat! 9mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Vibes right now 💕.

Aims42 Awesome vibes!! Cheers 🍻 10mo
diovival 😍 10mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Ohhh this book is breaking my heart 💔.

But, this meal was so good! Vietnamese-style pork patties with vermicelli and butter lettuce and lots of lime and fish sauce and herbs!

Sapphire One of those books that stayed with me for years. It's hard to say "favorite" because of the subject matter, but it made quite an emotional impression on me when I read it many years ago. 10mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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Unexpected sunny day + morning bike ride + lunch tacos 🌮 (1 salmon, 1 black bean and plantain) = pretty wonderful Sunday so far. Fighting the Sunday scaries with this book for the rest of the day ☀️.

4thhouseontheleft I love this book! It‘s not very often that I find someone who has read it. 😃 10mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @4thhouseontheleft, I am always happy to meet someone who reads this and loved it 💕 10mo
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BooksForEmpathy
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All ready for New Zealand! Ready to start with this book to help me enjoy a 13 hour flight, but if this doesn‘t do the trick I have many others loaded up on my kindle to go! Litsy, any New Zealand recommendations or comments!?

Lizpixie Are you going to the South Island? The fjords are so beautiful there, it‘s where the river scenes from LOTR were filmed. 11mo
LeeRHarry Very envious, love NZ - Hobbiton is worth visiting on the North Island - and if you get a chance the glaciers - South Island - are amazing! Anywhere you go would be amazing eh @Centique ? 😊 11mo
Centique @LeeRHarry you‘re right there are lots of lovely places! Have a wonderful time! 😊 I‘d agree with @Lizpixie the most beautiful places (in the world IMO) are the fjords out from Te Anau. (We call them Sounds but they‘re actually fjords) And the glaciers and the west coast beaches of the SI 😍😍. If you need any tips, yell out - I have been to almost every town in NZ (except Stewart Island) All the best to you 👍 11mo
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Mc_cart_ny
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I have no idea what (if any) #readingchallenges or #resolutions I made for this year. But I'm looking into a couple challenges for 2019 and I really like this one by the Reading Women podcast!
My tagged book The Bone People is an excellent book I read in college that is by a New Zealand author (#3)

#ReadingWomenChallenge #Bookolutions

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Redheadrambles
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Panpan

One of NZ literatures classic novels. Booker prize winner from 1984. It‘s a finely crafted beautifully written thing but I almost bailed at 200 pages because it‘s portrayal of child abuse just didn‘t sit well with me and seemed entirely dated in approach. The ending devolves into weird mysticism. Not my choice as a Booker winner nor does it feel like a book I would select to represent NZ particularly although she does landscape and language well.

Redwritinghood That‘s disappointing! 11mo
ClairesReads Definitely going to avoid this 11mo
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads despite all my ranting and raving it‘s probably worth it at some point .... 11mo
BarbaraBB I absolutely loved this one when I read it in 1989. I wonder what I‘d think if I‘d read it now. 11mo
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Tove_Reads
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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Finally time to read The Bone People! Been waiting for this for years! This little fella moved in yesterday 🙂 New reading companion. Currently snoring on top of me 😃

rubyslippersreads ❤️🐶❤️ 12mo
JoScho Adorable! 12mo
Tove_Reads @rubyslippersreads @JoScho Can you believe that he was dumped on the street this summer? He still loves everyone and trusts people. So far I haven‘t detected any traumas. 12mo
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JoScho People can be so awful. My best dogs were “throw aways” that nobody wanted. So glad he has a loving home now❤️ 12mo
Tove_Reads @JoScho The culture in Russia is what it is... They have 240 dogs in the town of Vyborg waiting for people in Finland to give them homes. 12mo
TheSpineView He is soooooo cute! My two girls were surrendered to a shelter and they are loving. 12mo
LeahBergen He‘s soooo sweet! 12mo
Aimeesue Awwww, lucky pup! 12mo
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Tove_Reads
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Here I am wishing it was time to read this book, because it would go so well with this excellent cucumber and juniper saison. Unfortunately, I still have to wait a bit before it‘s time for #newzealand #readingtheworld #readtheworld

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KimM
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Pickpick

Gut wrenching and raw. This was part of my Read the World challenge. Its set in New Zealand 🇳🇿 with beautiful imagery of the land and the descendants of the Maori people. 5⭐️s

Kimzey Great photo! 😻 1y
Reviewsbylola Your cat is too funny! 1y
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KimM
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Beach, books and beverage 💕

Chrissyreadit I read The Bone People many years ago and thought it was an incredible book. Look forward to seeing your thoughts on it. 1y
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Neale
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A brilliant example of NZ literature. 😊 @Redheadrambles @ClairesReads @Redwritinghood

Redheadrambles @Neale yep going to have to tackle it one day for sure 1y
Redwritinghood Oh - looks interesting! 1y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I shouldn‘t have looked at Book Outlet ‘s current deal, but I did anyway 😜! Excited because three of these are #1001books AND are Penguin Ink covers 😍. I could have easily ordered more books (don‘t we all feel that way?), but limited myself.

Suet624 So fun! 2y
Liz_M Money by Amis? Nice! (well, not nice. But excellent writing) 2y
Leftcoastzen I loved the Bone People, but I read it so long ago details are fuzzy😁 2y
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ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 yeah! I don‘t normally post my purchases until I actually have them in my hands, but was so excited 😆! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Liz_M I‘m looking forward to reading it eventually — have not read anything by him (but have by Kingsley). 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen I actually had a copy of it once, but got rid of it in a move while still TBR 🤦‍♀️. 2y
tammysue Nice! 2y
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Mommamanzi
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Ok I did another bad thing BUT the husband has seen and he laughed at me so I THINK I am off the hook. Lol #bookoutlet #blameitonlitsy #beautifulbookcovers #ihaveholesinmyundiesbutlotsofbookstoread

tpixie 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
tpixie He‘s an understanding man!! Great #BookHaul. 2y
TheBookKeepers Hahah great hashtags 😂😂. I recently finished the Court of thorns & roses series and LOVED it! Hope you enjoy ur awesome new books 😍 2y
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Beachesnbooks 😍😍😍 2y
readordierachel That copy of Bone People is lovely! 2y
LoverofLit Beautiful books and hilarious hashtags! 2y
Eggs Beautiful ❣️ 2y
readinginthedark 😂❤️ 2y
collegecatlady The Bone People is amazing 2y
GypsyKat BookOutlet is the best! ❤️ 2y
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4thhouseontheleft
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Pickpick

I used to participate in #ThrowbackThursday on FB, and I thought it would be a great way to highlight some of the books I read pre-Litsy!

The Bone People takes place in New Zealand, and is one of my favorite Booker Prize winners. It is powerful, emotional, and raw. I love the main character Kerewin, and the relationship she develops with the young boy, Simon, who enters her life in unexpected ways.

Read in 2007. #ManBooker

BarbaraBB I read it in the 90s and was blown away by it. I wonder if today I‘d love it as much. I‘d like to reread it but #somanybookssolittletime 😉. Love the idea of TBT 👍 2y
MicheleinPhilly Ooooh, this is a GREAT idea. 2y
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraBB I read it about 10 years ago. I think it holds up well. @MicheleinPhilly Join in with your own #ThrowbackThursday! 2y
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AMVP
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In Atlanta for a TMBG show with @Dempsey . Took some time to stop by the Emory #barnesandnoble , where I found this lovely Penguin edition.

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Moray_Reads
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This book is a masterpiece. Absolutely harrowing but so nuanced and powerful. #family #quotsynov17

TricksyTails Wow. Added to the TBR! 2y
BarbaraBB Loved this book. Great choice 2y
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TheBookstorePodcast
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Picked up The Bone People by Keri Hulme today at Dead Souls Bookshop in Dunedin, NZ. I‘m sooo happy that we went back there after walking past last night after they‘d closed. Honestly one of the best little shops I‘ve ever been in. The shopkeep was binding/letterpressing. And it was the perfect tight maze of old books.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a place I‘d love to visit! 2y
Kaye Oh, I like that Buffalo Bill Book. Looks really old ! 2y
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Eyelit
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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Pickpick

Oh, my heart. It broke so many times over the course of this book.
Written in a way I‘ve never encountered before, Hulme tells the story of three people trying to figure out what love is, means, and does.
The prose is very accessible, and yet it was still sometimes hard to read because of the rawness of the characters.
I recommend this, for sure. Just prepare your heart. You will have quite the time with your feelings with this one.

elkeo_TheBookDragon I read this many years ago - your review makes me want to revisit & reread 💕 2y
MoniqueReads305 That is a gorgeous cover and your review made me add it to my TBR list. Thanks. 2y
SoniaC One of the best books I've read. It stays with you. 2y
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Heideschrampf I bought this on my gap year in NZ 7 years ago and it still sits buried in my TBR pile! My cover's not as gorgeous as yours, though... 2y
Moray_Reads This is so hard to read but it is so good! 2y
ReadingEnvy I really enjoyed this book. 2y
Crystalblu Now I need it! 2y
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TheBookStacker
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I joined up for #LitsyAroundTheWorld and I am very happy with my itinerary, so happy I already picked out my books, some I own, some are new to me. 🇰🇮🇫🇲🇳🇿🇦🇹🇸🇽

BarbaraBB The Bone People 😍 2y
Centique I second what @BarbaraBB said! 😍 2y
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Eyelit
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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I was tagged by @TheGhastlyGrimoire for #fivestarpredictions 😁

I cheated a bit and included one current read with 3 tbr books... I'm pretty stingy with my 5 stars... but based on what I've heard about these three I think they will get all the stars.

I'm currently reading Bone People and loving it.

I'll tag @Redwritinghood @Andrew65 and @Ash.on.the.line if y'all are so inclined 😃

MLRio The Bone People is devastatingly good. 2y
Theresa I loved My Favorite Thing is Monsters. The other 2 are patiently waiting for me on my TBR. 2y
SoniaC Can't say enough about how amazing Bone People is. 2y
Redwritinghood My Favorite Thing is Monsters is so very good. Here's my five star predictions: Redwritinghood's post on Litsy
http://litsy.com/p/SzI2aEk3Y3VR
(edited) 2y
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag #eyelit 2y
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Eyelit
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Keeping up #litsypartyofone even while waiting for the bus to run some errands. 😁
I've been looking forward to this book for a while now, have heard such good things!

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LauraAndTaraAndBooks
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Fallen head over heels with this cover 😍 #BlackAndWhiteCovers with patterns like this speak to my very soul ❤️

Kalalalatja Great cover! 2y
merelybookish Gorgeous! 2y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜! 2y
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PirateJenny It's part of the Penguin Ink series. All the covers were designed by tattoo artists. 2y
LauraAndTaraAndBooks @PirateJenny omg really?! I need them ALL!!! Do you know what other titles they do? 2y
PirateJenny @LauraAndTaraAndBooks I remember a few: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, Bridget Jones's Diary, A Broom of the System 2y
PirateJenny I hit enter too soon. We did them a few years ago, so I don't remember them all (I worked on Bone People and Bloody Chamber). If you google Penguin Ink, you should get a list od all the titles. They are constantly coming up with the most interesting ideas for covers for Classics. It makes me happy. 2y
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Jolynne
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Pickpick

No words!

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SoniaC
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Pickpick

This book is beautifully written and absolutely heartbreaking. I loved the main characters even when I knew I probably shouldn't. I have to say Sim is probably one of the best characters ever. The language and feel of this book will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommend it. This book counts as New Zealand in my #readingaroundtheworld challenge 32 of 198 now complete.

MLRio One of my favorites and so underappreciated. 2y
SoniaC @MLRio I am so glad I read it. 2y
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SoniaC
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Such true words!

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SoniaC
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Enjoying some beautiful mild summer weather while I walked through the Farmers Market scoring some lovely organic fruit and veggies. Now sitting down with The Bone People and a tasty Grilled Eggplant Sandwich. So very good even though it did defile one of my lovely pages 😭. This book just keeps getting better and better. #summerday

MandaChittles My all time favourite! 2y
SoniaC @MandaChittles I can understand why. 2y
MandaChittles @SoniaC I travelled to that part of NZ after reading the book too. Totally changed my experience there. 2y
SoniaC @MandaChittles that must have been amazing. It sounds like a beautiful country. 2y
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SoniaC
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Continuing to make progress on this beautiful book while having a nice light salad from my favorite taqueria. To hot today for anything heavy.

KVanRead It's sooo hot! We never get heat in Millbrae and we are melting tonight!😅 2y
SoniaC @KVanRead Same here. It hit the 90's. Definitely not normal for my area. 2y
RealLifeReading That salad looks so good! And ugh it is still so hot... 2y
SoniaC @RealLifeReading It was really perfect on a hot day like today. I wish I had air conditioning but I'm not suppose to need it here! 2y
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SoniaC
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Setting this incredible book aside for a minute and going back to Stephen King's IT. At least in IT I am fully aware of who the monsters are and not caught unaware. #breakingmyheart #sayitaintso

MLRio I adore this book. 2y
Centique It's so tough this part. My heart broke too. 2y
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SoniaC @Jennick2004 😂 yes they are! 2y
SoniaC @MLRio It's truly a wonderful book so far. 2y
SoniaC @Centique made me so sad and angry. But I am truly impressed with the book. 2y
Centique @soniac it's my favourite book of all time I think! But probably because I studied it at high school and again at uni. Was the right book at the right time for me. I hope you keep enjoying it 💕 2y
SoniaC I can see why it would be a favorite. It's extremely unique and well done. 2y
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SoniaC
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A tasty veggie burger, big slice of peach/cream pie and this lovely book makes for a perfect lunch.

drokka That pie looks delicious! 2y
coffeenebula Yummmmmmm 2y
SoniaC @drokka and @coffeenebula It was so good! 2y
Gissy 😋 2y
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Redjewel_7734
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1. Pikeville, KY
2. The Bone People by Keri Hulme
3. Harry Potter
4. Once Were Warriors
5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Handmaid's Tale, Big Bang Theory
6. Nirvana, Tuatha Dea, Original cast of Wicked
7. Purple
8. Literary Fiction, Sci-fi/Fantasy
9. Water Lab
10. No, but I 💜playing with other people's pets 😊
#meetthelittens

Gayan I love this! I didn't realize there were so many Kentucky Littens. 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Gayan Neither had I! Considering I have a hard time finding them in my day to day, it's great to see my fellow readers on Litsy 😊 2y
maich We have two match👍❤ 2y
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Redjewel_7734 @maich 🙌🏻💜 2y
KerriNTurner Yes to the original cast of Wicked! 💚 2y
Karkar @Gayan @Redjewel_7734 I live in northern Kentucky!! 2y
Gayan I'm at the Southern end about two hours from Nashville. 2y
Redjewel_7734 @KerriNTurner 💚💚💚Defy Gravity!!!! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Gayan @Karkar Pikeville is at the very Eastern tip 😊🙌🏻🙌🏻😊 Viva la KY readers 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Jess_Read_This 🙌🏼💕🙌🏼💕Big Bang Theory! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @Jess_Read_This 🙌🏻💜🙌🏻💚 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Bone People | Keri Hulme
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Just a few #blackandwhitecovers for #maybookflowers. These seemed to want to be photographed together 😁

BekahB I love that version of The Bloody Chamber. When it was released, I had to add it to my bookshelves even though I already owned a copy. 😄 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @BekahB You don't have to tell me! These are ALL duplicate copies bought simply for the awesome alternate cover 😊 3y
aeeklund Guhhhhhhhh. That edition of The Bloody Chamber! And the Diana Wynne Jones!!! 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon @aeeklund The DWJ is a UK edition - SO superior to the US cover! 3y
Kalalalatja Awesome picture! 3y
Eyelit I love everything about this! 3y
Moray_Reads They look fabulous together 😍😍 3y
bitterbear 💖💖💖 2y
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Oryx
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I couldn't find a single book in my collection that said #paradise (bit dystopia heavy) so I've added a snap of New Zealand instead #lyricalapril Anyone recommend any good books by kiwi authors? I've not attempted The Luminaries or the tagged book yet (although I have copies of both so I have no excuse) @Cinfhen

diovival Wow! What a view! 3y
Cinfhen Honestly, that spot looks like paradise...New Zealand is on my bucket list! Need to think about authors..... 3y
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Redjewel_7734
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For today's #riotgrams of a #greatdedication I chose this one from Keri Hulme's the bone people. I will preface that the translation is my own clunky attempt, so if it is inaccurate, I hope I wasn't too far off the mark & will be forgiven ☺

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Centique
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#17booklove #lovetoreread
I'm a kiwi, so naturally in Year 12 my English teacher gave me this to read - the first NZer to win the Booker prize. Then we studied it in Year 13.... and 14... and then I studied it at University. So I got used to reading it every year. It feels like one of my oldest friends.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I love this book! I first read it while traveling in New Zealand. 3y
Centique @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian oh how wonderful! What a perfect way to experience it. 😊 3y
howjessreads @Centique Ohh, I have a question!! Is Paul Thomas popular in NZ? I really loved the two mysteries of his that I've read, bc I've read very few books set in NZ. But no one here seems to have ever heard of him! 3y
Centique @jess.how I have seen reviews of the Ihaka novels but I haven't read them. Just looked him up and only now realised he's well known as a columnist and sports writer. Must read his novels then cos I do like a good crime novel! 3y
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BookishFeminist
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👋🏼 Hi to all the Aussies on here! Happy #AustraliaDay! In light of Australia's colonial history, I compiled some books by Aboriginal authors for those interested in learning more about its indigenous stories and voices. I haven't read many of them since they aren't as widely available in the US, but I am changing that this year. ✊🏽

Any more great Australian #AboriginalBooks you recommend? I'd love more suggestions.

#InvasionDay #IndigenousLit

slategreyskies I love The Bone People! Keri Hulme is such a creative and expressive writer. I could read this book over and over again. :) 3y
MrsMalaprop Hi from Western Australia 😊. I have a beautiful Nyoongar (Aboriginal People of the south west of WA) son ❤. I've read quite a few books by Australian Aboriginal authors including Am I Black Enough (pictured here). Carpentaria by Alexis Wright is another and I recently posted about Anita Heiss's book of poetry I'm Not Racist But. Heiss compiled an anthology of Australian Aboriginal literature too. That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott is another 👍. 3y
BookishFeminist @SMW Oh I ran across That Deadman Dance when looking up books and didn't have enough room in the collage. 😂 These are all fantastic recommendations, thank you! I'm looking forward to reading all of them. 3y
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BookishFeminist @slategreyskies She's such a wonderful writer. I wish she had more fiction! But alas. 3y
LeeRHarry The Tall Man is fantastic 😍 and I really need to read some Anita Heiss! I have had The Bone People on my shelf for years but still haven't got to it! Another good NZ Maori fiction writer is Witi Ihimaera - Whale Rider 💕 3y
Jae Blood by Tony Birch; Not Quite Men,No Longer Boys by K.C. Laughton; Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven. We've struggled through yet another Invasion Day. Good news is that the debate about changing the date and purpose of the event is now very public. Great hopes for the future! 3y
Nebklvr Loved The Bone People 3y
Gillyreads Alexis Wright is one of my favourite authors, highly recommend anything she's written. 3y
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Godmotherx5
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I am definitely dreaming of a warmer climate since it's currently -10F (-23C) in our part of the US. #DreamingOfAWarmer(OrColder)Climate #ReadJanuary @RealLifeReading (Goodreads photo)

Vexingcircumstance It's cold in NC, too. Well, it's 43F. Which is cold for NC. Already to cold for me. Our coldest month is February. I'm not looking forward to that. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan It's 28F where I'm at in Central Texas. I can hear the wind so I know it's colder than that with the wind chill. Fortunately, it'll only do this for a couple of days. I was not made for cold weather, despite being born and raised in Missouri. 3y
Scurvygirl Oof! That's cold! I think the coldest I've seen here in Rhode Island is -8F. Last winter was unusually warm and the ocean keeps us generally warmer than the rest of New England. stay warm! 3y
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Marchpane Whaaa! That temperature does not compute 😳 3y
Godmotherx5 @Marchpane Please correct me if I was wrong. 3y
Marchpane @Godmotherx5 oh no, you converted correctly, I just meant that my brain can't imagine weather that cold!! 3y
Godmotherx5 @Marchpane I never quite trust my math skills, so I wouldn't have surprised if I was in error. By the way, that's with the windchill. 3y
Godmotherx5 @Vexingcircumstance @jpmcwisemorgan @Scurvygirl On days like today, my husband & I seriously consider moving to a warmer climate. 3y
Ruri_kaichou Winter is the only time I regret moving to CO from FL 😥❄️❄️❄️😥 3y
Chrissyreadit This is a book I thought about for years after I finished it. 3y
saguarosally @Godmotherx5 If the number 115F as a temperature doesn't scare you, the weather is great here! 3y
Godmotherx5 @saguarosally Hmmmm, that might be too extreme. 3y
Jae I agree @Chrissyreadit An extraordinary book! 3y
Godmotherx5 @Chrissyreadit @Jae I'm so happy you liked it. I found it doing a random search on goodreads. I may bump it up my TBR. 3y
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My #lastbooksstacked. I'm very interested in reading more about the Maori people and indigenous stories in general. #SeasonsReadings2016

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian THE BONE PEOPLE is an intense but incredible book. One of the best I've ever read. 3y
WhatDeeReads @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I'm looking forward to it. It may be a while before I'm able to get to it. 3y
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