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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death | Maggie O'Farrell
"I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O'Farrell is a miracle in every sense. I will never forget this book."--Ann Patchett An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking. We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death. I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life. The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster. An encounter with a disturbed man on a remote path. And, most terrifying of all, an ongoing, daily struggle to protect her daughter--for whom this book was written--from a condition that leaves her unimaginably vulnerable to life's myriad dangers.Seventeen discrete encounters with Maggie at different ages, in different locations, reveal a whole life in a series of tense, visceral snapshots. In taut prose that vibrates with electricity and restrained emotion, O'Farrell captures the perils running just beneath the surface, and illuminates the preciousness, beauty, and mysteries of life itself.
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BarbaraBB
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Maggie O‘Farrell is a favorite author and I expected nothing less than another great book. In this one she writes great as usual and I feel for her being close to death so often, however a whole book about those experiences (in detail) turned me off at times. So I feel a bit unsure how to rate this book. At moments I was deeply touched, at others I was skimming the pages. Between pick and so-so.

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Velvetfur That's a gorgeous photo! Love all the colours 😊 I really liked this book btw 😊 3d
Cinfhen I was wondering what you would make of this book!?!?!! I agree, her writing is exquisite but some of her 18 (!!!) near death stories had me shaking my head 🙄 3d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen We‘re back in sync. I felt the same! 💕 3d
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#roundup for January, find my thoughts on all these titles on my blog.
https://msadventurereads.blogspot.com/2020/02/january-2020-round-up-and-favorite...

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Beautiful. Seventeen intense stories of near death, and they are all lovingly, beautifully told.
Maggie O'Farrell might be my new favorite author.

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I have never found it difficult to abandon a group , to go against the alpha male or female. I have never much cared for gangs, for social tribes , for fitting in. I have known since I was very young that the in-crowd isin't my crowd;they are not my people - Maggie O'Farrell I Am I Am I Am.

Samplergal Love love love this book. ❤️ 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Samplergal her language is just mesmerizing. 1mo
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LeslieO
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My favorite nonfiction of the decade! #2010s #decadeofbooks

Reviewsbylola Helter Skelter is one of my all time faves! 2mo
LeslieO @Reviewsbylola Me, too. The first time I read it I was in 8th grade! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Eggs So pretty 💚😘💚 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs thank you!!! 😘💚 3mo
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rmaclean4
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#BookReport
I finished two nonfiction books for #NFNov.
I Am I Am I am : Maggie O'Farrell
The Fire Next Time: James Baldwin
DNF No Friend But The Mountain: Behrouz Boochani I think it was a case of wrong book at the wrong time. I hope to go back to it some day.
I have to finish Happiness: Aminatta Forna by Monday as it is due at the library. Just started Galore: Michael Crummy.

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rmaclean4
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Ferociously written memoir looking at a life by sharing near death experiences. Wonderful writting. Makes me want to read her fiction work. 4.5 🌟#NFNov #nonfictionnovember

KarenUK Loved this and her fiction! This must be the Place & The Hand that first held mine are my favorites 😊 (edited) 4mo
rmaclean4 @KarenUK thank you for the recommendations! I am excited to read more of her writing. 4mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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11-13-19: My 93rd finished book of 2019! #iamiamiam maggieofarrell 👍🏼📖#️⃣9️⃣3️⃣

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GidgetsTreasures75
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rmaclean4
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Just started this yesterday and already loving it!! Great narrator on the audiobook. #NFNov #nonfictionnovember #audiobook

Velvetfur I read the ebook and loved it! I'm looking forward to your review and hearing what you thought of it 😊 4mo
Clwojick I really enjoyed this one. I hope you do too. 1 pt. 4mo
rmaclean4 @Clwojick loved it! Top nonfiction read of the year for me ...so far. 4mo
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rmaclean4 @Velvetfur loved it. Her writing has such muscle to it. Have you read any of her fiction? 4mo
Velvetfur @rmaclean4 No, I'd never heard of her before this one! Have you read other books of hers? 😊 3mo
rmaclean4 @Velvetfur not yet. I just checked out a couple from the library which I hope to get to this weekend. 3mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Today, we released our episode discussing Maggie O'Farrell's I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, a gorgeous memoir told through interconnected essays. This book, the first Readers' Choice book for Unabridged, is our book club book for November, so head over to discuss it with us all month on social media.⠀

Have you read I Am, I Am, I Am? What did you think?

EJG31 Loved it and I don't usually read short stories. 4mo
Reagan I loved this book. 4mo
UnabridgedPod @EJG31 Yes! I loved the way they were connected. 4mo
UnabridgedPod @Reagan-reads ❤️ 4mo
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TheEllieMo
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Maggie O‘Farrell‘s life in 17 alleged near-death experiences #HowIWouldDie

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen This book was hard to believe at times but the reading was excellent!! I tried her fiction and wasn‘t such a fan although SO MUCH #litsyLove for Maggie O‘ 4mo
CrowCAH That‘s more than 9 lives! 4mo
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Julsmarshall
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❤️Round Rock,Texas (just N of Austin)🧡50 💛Meeting Planner 💚 Married for 25 years 💙she/her 💜 My handle for most social media. #litsylove

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Samplergal
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❤️South Florida 🧡63💛 I adore my library. I‘m a retired speech language pathologist. 💚 engaged to a wonderful man. Someday we will make it legal. 💙she/her 💜I used to be a prolific needleworker and stitched historical samplers. #litsyLove

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UnabridgedPod
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I just finished re-reading Maggie O'Farrell's I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death (it's our listener-chosen November Book Club book for Unabridged, and I was wowed all over again by O'Farrell's brilliance. While I'll save most of my thoughts for our podcast discussion (listen during the first week in November and then join the discussion on social media all month), (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod I so appreciate the way that she emphasizes both the tenuous nature of a life and also the wonder of living. Each new brush of death reminds the reader of how precious life is. Though the stories could stand alone, their accumulation offers a vivid sense of O'Farrell's life journey. I absolutely love this memoir. 4mo
TrishB I loved this too👍🏻 4mo
Becker The last few sentences brought me to tears 😭 4mo
UnabridgedPod @Becker I absolutely agree. Her writing is so evocative. 4mo
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RealLifeReading
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Latest #audiocrochet project done! I finished up this shiny magikarp hat while listening to I Am I Am I Am. It was a lot harder than I thought especially the tail which didn‘t turn out right and I‘m not sure if I was counting wrong or the pattern had issues (I had to frog it twice & still doesn‘t seem right). I haven‘t put in the barbels yet and was thinking of leaving it off as I imagine the 6yo might complain about it hanging about his face.

Butterfinger Gorgeous work. 5mo
LibrarianRyan I love this. It is so fun. 5mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 5mo
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saresmoore Too cute! 5mo
BooksAndTea97 This is way too cute! I love it. 5mo
Jeg So clever. 5mo
SaturnDoo Nice!!! 5mo
Lindy Adorable! What was your final decision on the barbels? 4mo
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Megabooks
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I finally have my own copy and just finished reading it. This is one of those “idk” books for me, as in idk why it‘s so compelling that I‘ve read it three times now!

Also a fav bookmark and booksleeve are making an appearance!

SauerPatch That sleeve is so gorge! 😀 6mo
Megabooks @SauerPatch Thank you!! I wish she were still on Etsy! 6mo
ruskigurl16 I want your bookmark. And ooh, 📚!! 6mo
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Megabooks @ruskigurl16 Thanks!! They don‘t have that exact one anymore, but I love this Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/FunUsualSuspects?ref=ss_profile 👍🏻👍🏻 6mo
britt_brooke My favorite thing about this book is the cover. 😜 Even though I wasn‘t a fan of this one, I love how much you love it. Life would be so boring if we all always liked the same stuff. 6mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke So true! Even people I usually agree with like you and @L_auren , sometimes we feel differently. And sometimes the books I deeply love, I know aren‘t “the best books I‘ve ever read.” While Loner is a good (4 verging on 4.5⭐️) book, I must have listened to that audiobook 20 times. (Loner is fascinating, though, if you haven‘t read it. Great twist!) Same with Tampa and How to Start a Fire. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 6mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Stacking Loner and How to Start a Fire - thanks! Tampa was a pan for me, but I loved that cover, too. 🤣 6mo
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Samplergal
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What a beautiful book! Such writing Ms. O‘Farrell gifts us. Chills. 5🌟

KarenUK Don‘t you just love her!? I‘m 3/3 five stars with her..... must read some more 💕📚😊 6mo
Blaire This has been on my list for a while. 6mo
Samplergal @KarenUK I do! I‘ve read four as well, all very different, but her writing has only gotten better. I have This Must Be the Place on my bed stand. So soon. She is up there with John Boyne with me after this one. 6mo
KarenUK @samplergal Ooooh I loved that one.... 6mo
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Samplergal
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A great #SummersEndReadathon. I finished seven books, only one that I had planned to read and am 60% of the tagged book. Hurricane prep cut into today‘s reading. Thanks for hosting and this is something that should be repeated.

Clwojick Thanks so much for joining! I‘ll definitely be doing this again! ♥️ 6mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry ! Hope you can stay safe! 6mo
tpixie Stay safe and good luck 🍀 ♥️🍀 6mo
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Samplergal
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Next up while hubs watches football. #SummersEndReadathon #book8

Cathythoughts Can you read with telly in the background? I wish I could , life would be easier & I‘d get more reading done. But I need complete silence ( nature sounds are welcome though😊) 6mo
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Clwojick
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Listening to the tagged audiobook, while I wait to write my first exam. I‘m not worried about this one, which is Medical Conditions, but I‘m more stressed about my Medical Terminology exam tomorrow and my Pharmacology exam on Monday. 😅😅😅

This is such a unique book, and I am absolutely obsessed with her writing. 🌟

TheBookHippie Ohhhhhh memories!!!!! Sending you vibes of clear headedness and good recall!!! 6mo
DaveGreen7777 Send you good vibes! I‘m sure you‘ll do great! 🤗 6mo
MartinaLove Good luck! 6mo
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marleed Good luck! 6mo
Megabooks I‘m sure you‘ll do well! For me, when I was in vet school, it was so much fun when those things clicked. Good luck! 🍀 6mo
Birdsong28 Good Luck 🍀📚📖 6mo
Crazeedi Good luck!! 6mo
JackOBotts Good luck with exams!! I‘m reading This Must Be The Place (my first O‘Farrell), and I love it. I can‘t wait to read more of her work, especially these essays! 6mo
Clwojick @TheBookHippie @DaveGreen7777 @MartinaLove @marleed @Megabooks @Birdsong28 @Crazeedi @JackOBotts Thanks everyone! I managed to finish it in just over an hour! I think I did pretty good one this one. Now to go home and study for tomorrow‘s exam. I‘m SOOO excited to have 2.5 weeks between semesters to read my little heart out 😆😉 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I hope it went well! 6mo
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Clwojick
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This audiobook has instantly pulled me in, and I haven‘t been able to keep my mind off of it all day. I am obsessed with how the stories are written. It‘s just SO GOOD! I had to pause it last night, because my heart was racing & it was too intense to be an #audiobooktofallasleepto. Hoping to finish this one today or tomorrow. ♥️

Megabooks I love this book!! 7mo
Crazeedi You would like *the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna* for sure. I'm definitely adding this to my tbr 7mo
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Writeme
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Really terrific, low-key memoir. Based on 17 near-death experiences, o‘Farrel‘s life story is told with a lack of self pity that is bordering on clinical but leaves you wondering how any of us survive at all. Lovely writing from a strong, insightful author.

Samplergal It was beautiful. 6mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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The narration by Daisy Donovan elevated this one to a 5 - star! Her narration combined with O'Farrell's beautiful writing made this fantastic!

cj82487 I bailed on this one at the beginning of the year. I just couldn't get into it. I think if I try it again though I'll try the audio 7mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @cj82487 oh I hope you enjoy the audiobook if you give it a try! 7mo
Lindy I enjoyed the audiobook too. 😊 7mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lindy 👍 so good! She's only done children's book narration so I'm really hoping she does something for adults soon! 7mo
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Cathy_J
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Very well written and an interesting way to approach a memoir. I enjoyed some chapters more than others. ⭐⭐⭐ overall.

LeslieO Just finished this, so good! Now I want to read her fiction. 7mo
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Writeme
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Anyone else read this? I am LOVING it so far!

TrishB I really enjoyed it 👍🏻 7mo
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders
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I am listening to the audio. Brilliant narration!! She has me leaning in to get closer to it. Beautiful narration to match O'Farrell's beautiful writing.

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Insightsintobooks
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Ohh I heard this was good.

Trashcanman Hi Rose. 8mo
Megabooks This pulled me out of two slumps. (edited) 8mo
Flaneurette Yes! Love this one, audio is great too! 8mo
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Caterina
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Wore myself out with my hike this morning, especially since I was still sore from weights and running yesterday! It feels great to sit on the porch with the dog and read. And the weather is a little cooler today! 💕 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #dogsoflitsy #bostonterriersoflitsy #Pippin

TheLibrarian Cute pup!! Bostons are my favorite. (edited) 9mo
wanderinglynn Cute pup! ❤️🐶 9mo
BookwormAHN Cute doggy 😻 9mo
Read4life Great job with the hiking, weights and running. 9mo
Clwojick Eeeeeeeeeee! ♥️😍♥️🐶♥️😍♥️ 8mo
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Erynecki
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17 essays held together by the theme of the author‘s brushes with death. It‘s a poetic look at each of those moments with the maturity of hindsight. It‘s about death and cheating death and the awareness that so much can change in a moment. There is no single story arc and yet O‘Farrell brilliantly weaves together her narrative that somehow seems to have a beginning, middle, and end. Life is unpredictable; live it to the fullest.

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Billypar
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I really liked this approach to memoir: slices of a life, nonlinear and centered around a common theme. In this case, it's a terrifying one, as O'Farrell relates her various brushes with death, many taking place while traveling, and some due to an illness from early childhood. She writes beautifully, whether about mortal terror or quieter moments. As a person who is fairly risk-averse, I admired her zeal for new experiences, in spite of her luck.

TrishB I liked this one and this author 👍🏻 10mo
Billypar @TrishB It was my first of hers- can't wait to read more though: already added a few others to my TBR. 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review.. must read this one. I‘ve only read 10mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts Just saw your rave review, and those of several others, so I stacked it- sounds pretty interesting! 10mo
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Megabooks
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First, Maggie is a badass, who has lived an interesting life.

Second, this book has pulled me out of a reading slump twice. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Seriously, it‘s good.

Third, I went to Vanderbilt Hospital about my foot, and the MRI done in my hometown cuts off where I‘m having pain. So I need another MRI and appointment. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ At least I liked the doctor! 😂😂

valeriegeary Love this book! Sorry about the foot. 😢 10mo
wanderinglynn So sorry about your foot. I hope it‘s an easy fix. 💚 10mo
Megabooks @valeriegeary It is really good! And thank you! 10mo
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Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks! 💛 I hope I was just given the wrong PT based on a wrong diagnosis. (edited) 10mo
readordierachel I loved this book, too! Sorry about the MRI 😔 10mo
Megabooks @readordierachel It‘s such an interesting book. Thanks! 💙 10mo
BibliOphelia Ugh. My year has been beset by medical missteps. You have my sympathy! 10mo
Megabooks @BibliOphelia You as well! Thank you. 💛 I hope you‘re able to find answers, too. 10mo
BibliOphelia The struggle is real. ✊ 10mo
SW-T It was an interesting book. Reminds you of the importance of good health! Invaluable. Sorry to hear about your foot. 10mo
Megabooks @BibliOphelia For sure!! 10mo
Megabooks @SW-T It does. And listening to your body and instincts. And thank you! 😊 10mo
Cinfhen Was hoping to get an update about your foot!!! At least the second opinion confirmed your suspicions about the original MRI 10mo
Cinfhen I still didn‘t like this book, though!!!! But I‘m glad it got you out of your slump!!!!! 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes, I hated to be right, though! It was funny, the orthopedist I saw had gone out with a field vet and saw a horse castration. She was all, “I didn‘t think it would be so bloody!!” 🤭🤭 Sorry you didn‘t like the book! 😬 10mo
Cinfhen Horse castration, THAT sounds freakin bloody to me!!! 🤢🥴🤮😮 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Donkeys are worse! That was a bad day on Field Services! There‘s also a story about a sick llama that lived at a Hampton Inn! 😱 10mo
Cinfhen Hahaha!! Just had my morning coffee... not ready for the sick llama 🤪 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ll refrain!! In honor of coffee everywhere 😉🙃 (edited) 10mo
BarbaraBB I just bought this one as I‘ve become a real fan of her! 10mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I want to read more by her. What do you suggest? 10mo
BarbaraBB But there are a lot of her I really really like 10mo
Megabooks I did not realize Maggie is Irish. I thought she was from Wales. Can I count this as my #booked2019 #irishauthor? @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 🇮🇪 10mo
Cinfhen 💯 💋 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks, friend! 🥰 10mo
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Megabooks
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1. Right now, but I like @julesG ‘s not in the mood! I‘ve been watching 7 Little Johnstons.
2. Usually just rolling with it. Sometimes switching genres or formats.
3. Rural/small town American South
4. The Veins of the Ocean, The Italian Teacher, and Sissy (glitter 👍🏻) are some fav covers!

#wondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗💗 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen So good! It‘s in my top 5 of all time! 10mo
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Linda906
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I think Maggie O‘Farrell was aiming to make readers really consider how fleeting moments can alter the course of their lives. In this memoir, it is clear that her near misses with death gave her a new respect and awe of life that she shares with her readers in a very profound and extremely personal and intimate way. And that last chapter about her daughter left me breathless. i was afraid to read this, but I‘m truly glad I did!

erzascarletbookgasm Great review 11mo
Becker The very last scene in that book-more specifically the last line, brought me to tears. 11mo
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Itchyfeetreader
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This is a unique way of telling an autobiography. Each (non chronological) chapter reflects on a near death experience of the author and are beautifully written. I was incredibly moved by the story of two of her children and her fertility issues as well as a childhood case of encephalitis in particular. This really moved me and at times resonates strongly

charl08 Great book! 11mo
Reagan I loooved this book. 11mo
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catebutler
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It‘s been a hot minute! My brother visited from Germany, so it‘s been a fun-filled 2 1/2 weeks with his cute little family. We had a blast but I‘m exhausted! 😩 My little introverted nature has kicked into overdrive & all I want to do is retreat & read.

Right before they came, an unexpected & delightful package arrived in the post, which included the book & postcard pictured. Thank you @Jas16 for the lovely surprise! #JB #justbecause

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!! Have fun with the fam!! 💗 11mo
catebutler @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! They just left yesterday, I already miss them, but it will be nice to get back to a normal routine. 11mo
Jas16 Wow that is a gorgeous picture! I am glad it arrived safely and hope you enjoy! 11mo
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catebutler @Jas16 Jennifer, you absolutely surprised me with your package, THANK YOU! I have heard so many great things about this book, so I can‘t wait to check it out. 11mo
RvnclawWhovian Glad you‘re back!! 11mo
catebutler @RvnclawWhovian Thanks Ashly! I‘m so happy to get back to a regular schedule. Hope you‘re well! 🧡 11mo
Freespirit I've missed your beautiful posts Cate. 11mo
catebutler @Freespirit Sally, you are always so kind, thank you! It was such a fun time catching up with family, but I‘m glad to be back! Hope you‘re having a wonderful weekend. 🌿 11mo
Freespirit I have just had zucchini pancakes and a coffee for breakfast with hubby and I'm planning the day..a bit of gardening, a bit of sewing and of course some reading! It's a beautiful Autumn day so it draws me outside😍 11mo
catebutler @Freespirit Your weekend sounds heavenly! What a wonderful way to spend the day. Enjoy! 11mo
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AlexGeorge
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Oh, this book. #thunderstruck

Samplergal Perfect, isn‘t it. 6mo
AlexGeorge Pretty much. 6mo
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Traveler13
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Sooooo gooood.

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Tex2Flo
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#popsugar2019 advanced unusual chapter headings
Intrigued. Lots of thoughts of My Favorite Murder and “f... politeness”.

Samplergal On my list. Too many books and not enough time. 12mo
Tex2Flo It‘s short, if that helps at all. 12mo
KarenUK Gorgeous graphics! 😍.... loved this unusual book.... for a book about near death experiences, I found it so life-affirming and beautiful. Love Maggie‘s writing. It‘s simple but cuts to the heart 💕 12mo
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KarenUK
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#audiobaking to the words of Maggie O‘Farrell (as a re-read for a bookclub)
A friend is coming over to play cribbage this afternoon, so thought I‘d make her favorite Lemon Drizzle with some added blueberries I had handy....

tpixie Yummy in my Tummy!! 12mo
Cathythoughts Oh yum 😋.... looks good 12mo
Kalalalatja Yuuuuuuuuum 😍 12mo
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Tamra So yummy! 12mo
JennyM Looks yummy 😋 12mo
SilversReviews Yum!! 12mo
AlaMich Lemon and blueberry is the best combination! 12mo
Suet624 I wish I could find a cribbage partner! 12mo
Reagan I‘m obsessed with this book, it haunts me and I loved it. How was the audiobook? 12mo
KarenUK @Reagan-reads Really really good. 👍💕 12mo
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whatrebeccasread
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Mehso-so

Maggie O'Farrell has bravely allowed us all to see a snapshot of her life, but rather than show us the best parts, she's shown us the times when things could have easily ended differently - her near death experiences. I liked this collection but I wasn't amazed by it and lost interest somewhere in the middle. It's 3 stars for this brave and thought-provoking memoir.

My full review is up on my blog now 📚

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ephemeralwaltz
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• I am, I am, I am (2017) by Maggie O'Farrell

I actually read this in 24h - hadn't done that in a long time! I was hooked on this memoir. O'Farrell gives the reader little snippets of near-death experiences she has had (not necessarily her own), and since they aren't chronological the reader slowly puts together all these isolated moments of her life. Her writing is, as always, outstanding, visceral, and personal. I loved learning more about her.

ephemeralwaltz ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 13mo
ephemeralwaltz She'll be speaking in Barcelona next month but I won't be able to attend because of work schedules 😭 13mo
Tanisha_A I have this gifted by sweet @Cathythoughts. I better get to it soon. Nice review! 13mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts what a lovely gift! Hope you enjoy :) 13mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A 👍🏻😘 13mo
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Jeg
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I haven‘t read a lot of her books but found this on the new books shelf. I loved her style of writing after some of the books I have tried recently. However I woke early one morning and read right through to nearly the end. A mistake. This books needs to be read slowly, perhaps just a couple of stories at a time . An amazing life.
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LeeRHarry I loved this one 13mo
Jeg @LeeRHarry thanks for that. I‘ll look out for it. Sounds like something I‘d enjoy reading. 13mo
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MrsMalaprop I‘ve read both of those @CarolynM & @LeeRHarry & agree they were excellent. Think we might‘ve done one of them for book club years ago Joy 🤔. 13mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop that would be right!! 🙃🙃🙃🙃 13mo
Jeg @MrsMalaprop I still think I could have those 30 books and just read them over and over! 😊😊😊 13mo
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Jas16
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Here is my #24in48 stack which I am hoping I will actually stick to other than a few ebooks and an audiobook yet to be chosen. This readathon could not be happening at a better time. Work was crappy this week and next week is going to be even worse so a weekend of reading is just what the doctor ordered.

robinb Sorry your work week has been bad, but hopefully your weekend will be great! I so want to read this one! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry about your work week ☹️ 13mo
Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb Thank you both.❤️ 13mo
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Reagan
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1. Edmonton, Alberta 🇨🇦
2. Maggie O‘Farrell
3. Over 200 on Kobo, over 300 print. Well over 1000 on Goodreads. The shame 😬
4. Anywhere! I like to read on my commute.
5. I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O‘Farrell or The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

#littenintro @tessavi

tessavi I read/ listen during my commute as well! 14mo
JazzFeathers I read on the commute too, thought tonight l'm so tried l'm just browsing Litsy 😆 14mo
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RebeccaH
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Some favs from this year.

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vicgreentoriafield
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I enjoyed this and some of Maggie's near death experiences were horrible, but some I found myself thinking "Duh". I felt like she did a few things that were kind of dumb and landed her in specific situations.

I listened to the audio and loved the narrator, it was not Maggie. Her voice was so soothing.

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thewallflower0707
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I READ ACTUAL BOOKS!!

I am, I am, I am: a quick read, at times very emotional, an interesting way to tell the story of your life ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Choice: I have decided to only read books about the Holocaust by actual survivors. Edith Eger is an inspiring woman, and I wished I would reach only one iota of her wisdom and kindness. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#holidays #reading #covers #biographies