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Girl, Woman, Other
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
Teeming with life and crackling with energy - a love song to modern Britain and black womanhood 'Bernardine Evaristo is one of those writers who should be read by everyone, everywhere. Her tales marry down-to-earth characters with engrossing story lines about identity, and the UK of today' Elif Shafak 'Evaristo's books are always exciting, always subversive, a reminder of the boundless possibilities of literature and the great worth in reaching for them. Her body of work is incredible' Diana Evans 'Witty, exhilarating and wise... Once again, Bernardine Evaristo reminds us she is one of Britain's best writers, an iconic and unique voice, filled with warmth, subtly and humanity. Exceptional' Nikesh Shukla Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. 'If you don't yet know her work, you should - she says things about modern Britain that no one else does' Maggie Gee, Guardian
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Graywacke
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New audiobook. So far it‘s activist black Brit lesbian (gay) culture information overload, and somehow captivating.

Hooked_on_books That actually sounds really good! 😆 I‘m waiting for my library hold on this one. I think it‘s going to be a while. 2d
BookwormM Brilliant book should have been the standalone winner if you ask me 2d
Graywacke @Hooked_on_books I‘m really enjoying it...only an hour in, mind you. Wishing good speed with your hold. 2d
Graywacke @BookwormM I‘m actually listening to the Booker short list - this is the 5th for me of 13. No clue who should have one. I wasn‘t a fan of The Testaments and I adored Lost Children Archive. 1d
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sophierayton
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I really enjoyed all the characters in this book and there's great representation. All the stories are somewhat intertwined and it kind of comes together at the end, but, for me, it was all so subtle that it was more like reading a book of short stories than a novel.
Having said that, Evaristo is brilliant and deserves all the praise and attention she is getting. She is an important voice in literature today and I hope her work reaches many people

TheLibrarian Great review! 1w
andrew61 A good review, definitely a unique book. 6d
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Tashreads
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Currently reading. I know there is so much controversy about the joint Booker Prize win. I really enjoyed The Testaments and am now jumping into this gem. No matter your stance on the win, both women are incredible writers.

TheBookStacker I just got this book haven‘t started yet, excited to read it! 1w
rwmg I haven't read it, but I thoroughly enjoyed her “The Emperor's Babe“. It was a hoot. 1w
ferskner I love that background! 1w
JennyM I‘m reading this one now and loving it. I wasn‘t a fan of Testaments though - left me a bit disappointed. 1w
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BookishClaire
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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24 of the Best Books to Gift to Your Loved Ones in 2019: a post I wrote for Book Riot https://bookriot.com/2019/11/05/best-books-to-gift

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ReadingEnvy
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My only 5-star read in October was Girl, Woman, Other but most of the rest are solid 4-star reads. Follow the link in my profile to be my friend in Goodreads, where I post all reviews.
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Books Read: 23

Audiobooks: 1
eBooks: 15
Print: 7

Library copy: 3
Personal copy: 4
Review copy: 16

Asia 2019 goal: 2
TBR Explode project: 3

britt_brooke Fantastic month! 3w
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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I thought this one would make a fantastic addition to a Brit Lit course which also included A. Levy's Small Island and Z. Smith's White Teeth. Together they tell a rich story of Britain and its colonial past. The 12 voices of here cover many circles on the intersectional Venn diagram. Radical feminism sits alongside classism and the gender identity politics of a younger generation.
It is a vertiginous undertaking which mostly succeeds.

ClairesReads An excellent review- yours always impress me 3w
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads thanks! sometimes they come easy when I really like a book ( or really hate it ;) ) 3w
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GatheringBooks
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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#GratefulReads Day 1: #LookingForwardToReading these lovelies soonest!

OriginalCyn620 I hope to get to The Testaments soon too! 3w
GatheringBooks @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks this was also in my tbr stack last month. hopefully i really get to it soonest. 3w
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ClairesReads
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Girl, Woman, Other is not a perfect novel. At times the links could have been stronger or the pacing tighter. I was prepared to lay these moments of inconsistency aside, because this is such an exceptional work of characterisation. It is a novel that celebrates the immensely challenging lived experience of women. This is a story of trauma and crisis, strength and resilience, humility and confidence and the significance of connection.

Nute Thoughtful review! 1mo
TheAliceEvers My mum just gave me this! Can‘t wait to read it! 😊 1mo
Redheadrambles This is my weekend read and I am surprised how much I am enjoying it even without the punctuation;) 1mo
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andrew61 Great review. 1mo
ClairesReads @Nute @andrew61 thank you 🙏🏻 1mo
ClairesReads @TheAliceEvers what a great mum! Hope you enjoy it too 1mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles haha- I was wondering if the punctuation (or lack thereof) would bother you- glad to hear it‘s going well so far! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Great great review! I'm enjoying it so much. But do agree that some links could be paced closer together because I find myself forgetting who's who. 1w
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Well-ReadNeck
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Loved the writing and the style of this novel. A series of short pieces telling the stories of black women in the UK. This book makes you feel surrounded and caught in the wind of all of these stories. #netgalley

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
rachaich Is this the joint Booker winner? 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @rachaich yes! It should've won on it's own 1w
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squirrelbrain
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A collection of short vignettes about (mostly) women of colour of many different sexual orientations. The first three quarters of this book were just joyful; I couldn‘t put it down. Towards the end the lack of depth within each story began to pall a little, and I would have preferred more of the stories to be ‘wrapped up‘ not just Penelope‘s who was one of my least favourite women.

Still a fabulous read though, and very deserving of the Booker.

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BookNAround
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The haul from A Room of One‘s Own today.

Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
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ClairesReads
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Relatable

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Tonton
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo

https://youtu.be/NLgGsKJeXsQ Interview with the author link

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nikhilcartoon
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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The winner of Man Booker Prize "Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo" And "The Testaments Margaret Atwood" read the amazing post writeen by me and Try to "Buy" these "beautiful" books written by eminents...
#WomenPower #womenempower

1) https://www.nikhilbook.com/2019/09/the-testaments-margaret-atwood.html?m=1

2) https://www.nikhilbook.com/2019/10/girl-woman-other-by-bernardine-evaristo.html?...

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rachelm
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Can‘t wait to get my hands on Evaristo‘s book when it comes out!!

BarbaraBB I am looking forward to it too! 1mo
MelissaSue81 You can request it on NetGalley! I got it! 1mo
rachelm @MelissaSue81 !!! Thanks for the hint! 1mo
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thebluestocking
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Well, the Man Booker Prize was just announced! Breaking the official rules, the judges awarded it to two books, The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.

Both of these are on my TBR list!
#manbookerprize #manbooker #bookerprize

Reviewsbylola Both fantastic covers! I have Testaments but haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
thebluestocking @Reviewsbylola I agree about the covers! 💙 1mo
BarbaraBB I wish Evaristo would have been the only winner. The whole buzz created around the Atwood I don‘t think is Booker worthy! 1mo
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Cinfhen Totally agree @BarbaraBB I‘m a little pissed that Atwood won. Evaristo earned the win!!!!!!! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I saw your 5 stars. I immediately preordered the paperback! 1mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I agree. I think the rules prohibiting a tie are there for a reason, and this circumstance did not seem to necessitate the breaking of them. I am going to have a hard time waiting until GWO comes out in the US! 💙 1mo
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it‘s not available yet in the states @thebluestocking !!! It‘s SO GOOD @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
thebluestocking @Cinfhen It won‘t come out here until December. 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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This year there‘s two winners for the Booker Prize.

I read and loved “Girl, Woman, Other”, so I‘m happy about this winning.
“The Testaments” is still on my tbr, but I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews.

Have there ever been two winners before? Does anyone know?
What do you think of the winners?

TheEllieMo This is the third time; the previous occasions have been in 1974 and 1992. The rules were changed after the 1992 decision, stating that “the prize may not be divided or withheld”, so the judges have broken the award‘s own rules 🤷‍♀️. I haven‘t read Girl, Woman, Other yet but if it‘s worthy of being a winner, it should be THE winner. There‘ll be a bit of controversy around this, methinks 1mo
Reviewsbylola @TheEllieMo that‘s interesting! I find it difficult to believe they couldn‘t narrow it down to one. 1mo
Kalalalatja I‘m with you @Reviewsbylola - one might even get the thought that they just *needed* to give the prize to Atwood, in spite of it not being the better book, so they had to break their own rules 1mo
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BarbaraBB I have very mixed feelings about this. Atwood wrote a sequel to a book that didn‘t win the Prize but has become a commercial hit since the series. To me that sounds cheap for a Booker Prize especially since the buzz around it created by the Booker itself. So I agree with @TheEllieMo @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja . Evaristo should have won. (edited) 1mo
AnneCecilie I had no idea that there was a rule against joint winners. That makes the decision even more controversial, I would think. Apparently the judges discussed for 4 hrs and decided on two winners, then they discussed for another 30 min to see if they could choose one. I still agree with you all, it‘s strange that they couldn‘t decide on one. @TheEllieMo @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ve read both and it‘s RECOGNIZABLY clear that Evaristo wrote the better book. She deserved to be the ONLY WINNER. That said, I think awarding the prize to Atwood will have a negative backlash for The Testaments. The whole thing stinks/ it diminishes the #BookerPrize and their judging committee #EpicFail 1mo
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ephemeralwaltz
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Well, well, well! Congratulations to the winners. And congratulations especially to Evaristo for being the first black woman to be awarded the prize. I'm surprised that they broke the rules set 30+ years ago to not have any more joint prizes....
I'm really looking forward to reading Evaristo's work but did Atwood really deserve it this time? I haven't read The Testaments but I'm skeptical... Something smells fishy.
#BookerPrize2019

JacqMac I don‘t think she did. This surprised me. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @JacqMac she didn't seem like a clear winner this year. Why they would decide to announce a joint prize just baffles me. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m skeptical too! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Then again, I haven‘t read either one. 1mo
Kalalalatja I have read the Atwood, and while I enjoyed it, it didn‘t deserve to win 1mo
BarbaraBB I am VERY skeptical too. Like @Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read them but it feels like a set up from the beginning - the nomination of a not-yet-published book and all the buzz around it. 1mo
Cinfhen Disappointed that Atwood won. Evaristo deserved to be the sole winner 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Absolutely, I've been reading more about this and a lot of ex-Booker judges have commented on how much of a fail this year was. Why demerit Evaristo's work by splitting the prize with a (less-deserving, from what I've read/heard) novel that has sold enough copies on it's own after 30 years of picking just one winner? I'm very disappointed. 1mo
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Tashreads
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Congratulations Booker Prize winners!! What do you think of the result?

jhod Perfect!
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Aimeesue 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
BarbaraBB As I said in reaction to other post I think Atwood winning was a set-up and it degrades Evaristo to a second place. 1mo
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ReadingEnvy
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I snuck one more book in from the Booker Prize shortlist before it is awarded tonight. This book doesn't come out in the United States until December 3, but I was able to get a copy from the publisher through Edelweiss. (Review in comments.) ⤵️

ReadingEnvy Girl, Woman, Other follows a string of women in the UK, and all are women of color with a fair amount of varying sexual orientation. Each section has its own voice and style while the characters interact with each other throughout. I thought it was very joyful to read and it has become a favorite from the shortlist, when my assumption before starting was that it would be too UK oriented to be relevant. 1mo
ReadingEnvy TW for sexual violence, transphobia, various forms of racism, and suicidal ideation. 1mo
andrew61 Of the four i read from the shortlist i think this was favourite - fingers crossed. 1mo
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ReadingEnvy @andrew61 it is my favorite of the three I read but I feel I might have liked Ducks. 1mo
andrew61 @ReadingEnvy yes id like to give ducks a try but i didn't expect that result! I will have to read testaments soon now but keep thinking i need to reread handmaids tale first. ☺ 1mo
thebluestocking Well, this just tied for the Booker!! I‘m definitely adding to to my list. And I thought of your review when I saw the other winner was The Testaments... 1mo
ReadingEnvy @andrew61 reread Handmaid's Tale and watch the whole TV show otherwise you miss some of the story. I still hold this is not ideal. 1mo
ReadingEnvy @thebluestocking an illegal split! Bizarre. 1mo
BarbaraBB Bizarre indeed. To say the least 😳 1mo
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ClairesReads
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Well this is really good

readordierachel Hoo boy. That resonates. 1mo
ClairesReads @readordierachel doesn‘t it just 1mo
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Cinfhen
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LOVED this book❣️ Interconnected stories that complete a beautiful circle ⭕️ Following mostly woman of color, some straight, some LGBTQIA each with a unique voice and story that makes for a memorable reading experience. Rooting for this #BookerShortList 🏆5 shiny🌟🌟🌟 🌟🌟

LeeRHarry Sounds fab, requested at library.😊 1mo
Kalalalatja Exciting! 🙌 1mo
Cinfhen Hope you get to it soon @LeeRHarry @Kalalalatja it‘s wonderful 💄💪🏽 1mo
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Cinfhen
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All I want to do is read this book but my parents are visiting ( yay) BUT no reading time (boo😩) truthfully, being social is exhausting! Happy Friday, friends 💓

TrishB Enjoy ❤️ but know the feeling! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Scope out those good hiding spots! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, ❤️...read when they went to bed! 😁 Enjoy their visit. 1mo
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CoffeeAndABook 🙈yep!!!! Enjoy the precious time and do carve out reading nooks - in my experience even 20 minutes helps reduce the symptoms of book withdrawal 💓 1mo
Cinfhen You‘re ALL my peeps!!! You totally get me @CoffeeAndABook @erzascarletbookgasm @MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I love mom & dad but it‘s A LOT of togetherness 😜 1mo
Librariana Agreed! Being social IS exhausting! But I echo everyone else's sentiments: reading is our thing! We have to carve out time for it 😊 Enjoy your parents and hope y'all have a wonderful visit together! 💖 1mo
LeahBergen I feel ya! I have a hugely social weekend coming up, too, as it‘s Canadian Thanksgiving here. 🇨🇦🦃 1mo
Centique I really struggle with house guests for more than a night or two as well. Be so lovely if they were readers and wanted a bit of alone time each day! Hope you have some lovely times with them all the same 🥰 1mo
Cathythoughts Being social is exhausting! I agree ! Will be lovely to see them too 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Hollie @Centique yes, wouldn‘t it be lovely if houseguests just sat quietly and read in your vicinity during visits? I‘m fortunate that our family lives close enough to never have to spend the night, but I fear when we move we will have to host people for whole weekends and I‘ll be an anxious mess. 1mo
Cinfhen I was able to finish my book today @Centique @Cathythoughts @Hollie @Librariana @LeahBergen but only because I hid in the bathroom 🙈🐒I know, I‘m a terrible daughter 🙊but it was SO NICE!!!! 1mo
Cinfhen Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽 @LeahBergen 🇨🇦 1mo
Librariana @Cinfhen - your update made me smile from ear to ear 😁 So glad you finished it! 1mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😘 thank you @Librariana I felt like I was 5 not 50 & hiding from my parents 😜 1mo
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ClairesReads
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A final @manbookerprize shortlist effort

Cinfhen I‘m halfway through this book and loving it!! 1mo
ClairesReads @Cinfhen awesome! That‘s great news- I‘m just starting 1mo
squirrelbrain I just picked this one up at the library yesterday.... @Cinfhen 1mo
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ClairesReads @squirrelbrain I hope you enjoy it too 😊 1mo
Cinfhen Keep me in the loop @squirrelbrain @ClairesReads I want to hear your thoughts 😁💗 1mo
Redheadrambles I can‘t believe the one book I left until last and still haven‘t touched is the winner but I am hopeful I will like it as well. 1mo
ClairesReads @Redheadrambles it‘s really excellent so far 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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This book tells the story of 12 very different people-mostly women, mostly black. They‘re also mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues. As the story progress they may be more connected than first believed.

Beautifully written with hardly any punctuations that gives the story a certain flow.

I think this is a story that will stay with me.

My 8th book from the Booker Longlist and my 4th for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! You did it! Congratulations 🎉👏🎉 2mo
charl08 Loved this! 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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Getting a late start on #24B4Monday. I was at my parents for dinner last night, and will do the same today.
So not sure how much reading I‘ll actually do this weekend.
This book will by my tbr for the readathon, and if I finish, I‘m sure all find something else to read.

charl08 Loved this one: can also recommend her previous book. Fingers crossed she wins. 2mo
Andrew65 Any reading is good 😊 2mo
AnneCecilie @charl08 I‘m enjoying it so far, there‘s just something about how she writes that gives the story a certain flow that makes you read more. I have a feeling that once I finish, I‘ll want to read others of her, good to know where to start. 2mo
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 I know, sometimes it‘s just easy to forget 😊 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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BarbaraBB So true. Or a lone wolf... 😬 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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THIS. I can so see myself in this, I don‘t know how many times that I‘ve told friends and colleagues that we should celebrate getting older, because the alternative is so much worse.

And I do celebrate getting older, with a month with books as a gift to myself.

Suet624 I agree with you. 2mo
Buechersuechtling Looking at it that way, I agree with you. I just don‘t like the social pressure indicating that there is a need of “having a party” 🥳 each year. 🙄 (edited) 2mo
AnneCecilie @Buechersuechtling I haven‘t had a party in years. I had a few very low key celebrities when I turned 18 and 25, other than that I‘ve only had big celebrations as a kid. I just like the excuse to buy all the books and other stuff that I want. It just makes me sad when colleagues take their bday off work so they won‘t get birthday wishes on their day. 2mo
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AnneCecilie @Suet624 🎂😊 2mo
Buechersuechtling @AnneCecilie 1/2 Oh, taking my birthday off is something I often do, too. At our office it‘s kind of tradition that the complete staff queues to congratulate. I find that awful. I have nothing to do with 95 % of the people wishing me a happy birthday. I don‘t know them, they don‘t know me. We never exchange a word on business because we only happen to work in the same building but not in the same field. So, thanks, I can skip that. 2mo
Buechersuechtling @AnneCecilie 2/2 Don‘t get me wrong I‘m happy about everybody sending good wishes because she or he means it. But I don‘t want people to just do it because social pressure forces them to. 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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Next up.

This is actually one of this year‘s Booker Longlist books I didn‘t intend to read. Then I heard the author talk about this book on Guardian Books Podcast, and that changed my mind.

Then I heard Simon Savage‘s raving review yesterday on his YouTube channel with the same name, and I decided to start it now.

marleed You‘ve convinced me! 2mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so interested in this! Look forward to your review 🙌 2mo
BookwormM This is the one I think should win 2mo
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jhod Just finished this today and loved it, hope you enjoy 2mo
AnneCecilie @BookwormM @jhod I‘ve seen a lot of love for this, and many have this as their favorite to win. I just hope my expectations don‘t get too high 2mo
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kathedron
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Some books are mirrors: others are windows. For me, this is a window-book. It tells the stories of 12 people, predominantly women, predominantly of colour, of diverse social standing, all with connections to eachother in some way. I loved its vibrancy! It did verge on preachy from time to time but pulled it back with an ending that was entirely satisfying. I'm happy to see it on the #bookerprize shortlist.

erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. I have this one stacked. 2mo
jhod Reading this at the moment and loving it 2mo
LauraBeth I always love your reviews! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️stacked 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Peeps, the shortlist has been announced! Is your favourite here? Of these, I only have the tagged book stacked (because of Litsy) now I‘ll look up the others as well.
#TheBookerPrize2019

Cathythoughts I‘ve only read Orchestra of Minorities... but I loved it ♥️👍🏻 3mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! Thanks for sharing!!! I read and loved Orchestra, I‘ve preordered the Atwood ( but I‘m not happy it‘s on the list) I‘m curious about Ducks, and I‘m sad that this one didn‘t make it 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m also annoyed that Rushdie is on the list 🙄I think taking the two big names is a cop out 3mo
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @erzascarletbookgasm @Simona I am blown away that Lost Children‘s Archive is not there! I haven‘t read any of these (made all the wrong choices obviously) and I don‘t feel like changing that at all 😬 3mo
Cinfhen I think you‘re in the middle of this one, right @BarbaraBB 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen No I did put it aside, I didn‘t feel like reading it at the moment! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve come to the conclusion that literary prizes don‘t really work for me, as a reader @kathedron @BarbaraBB 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m curious to hear your thoughts @GuiltyFeat ??? Have u read the long list?? 3mo
GuiltyFeat @cinfhen I've read three of the books from the longlist and none of them made the shortlist! I thought Lost Children Archive was good enough to take the whole thing - truly astonishing. Then last week I read Lanny by Max Porter and it was also wonderful. 3mo
GuiltyFeat @cinfhen I would definitely have read the Rushdie anyway, but I was planning on skipping the Atwood. I read The Handmaid's Tale first time around in the late 80s and I'm not looking forward to revisiting that world. Also I could have lived without the 1000 page run-on sentence one. It doesn't inspire confidence.

The Book People in the UK already has all six for 50 quid, so I may splurge.
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Cinfhen I thought Lost Children would be a definite @GuiltyFeat and I really enjoyed 3mo
Cinfhen I love those #BookPeople @GuiltyFeat it‘s worth the splurge!! I‘ve already preordered the Atwood ( I gave into temptation/hype/ curiosity) but I still might buy the bundle. I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to hate the Rushdie / we don‘t get on so well 😉 3mo
GuiltyFeat @Cinfhen I think we're going to hear more about Lost Children Archive. I predict it will take the Pulitzer or National Book Award. It's a major work in my opinion and the Booker judges missed a trick. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lost Children Archive and Lanny have good reviews on Litsy. I have Lanny TBR but have not read any from the longlist other than My Sister, Serial Killer. @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @kathedron @Cathythoughts 3mo
Cinfhen I have an audio for Lanny that I‘m gonna try next🎧 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB I had finished the longlist (except Testaments), and I must say that the Quichotte is much stronger story than Lost Children Archive and An Orchestra of Minorities. I‘m quite pleased with the shortlist🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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jhod
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My Booker Prize predictions #bookerprize2019
I have read 6 (nearly), loving tagged book but not yet finished. Of those I've read I have picked 3 which I think deserve shortlisting and for the other 3 I have gone with reviews/hype and those I most want to "have" to read!

Lanny
Lost Children Archive
Girl, Woman, Other
Ducks, Newburyport
The Testaments
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TrishB They look very pretty like that 😁 3mo
Ericalambbrown Hey!!! You were 4 for 6! Well done, you! 📚😊🙌🏻 3mo
jhod @Ericalambbrown yes am pretty pleased with that, ha! 3mo
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mklong
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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A series of loosely connected stories of (mostly) Black, (mostly) immigrant (mostly) women in England. No one here has an easy life, but they all seem to have an innate sense of hope and an optimism that is refreshing. Is it possibly too optimistic at times? Sure. Did I enjoy every minute of it? I sure did. #BookerPrize 7/13

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Tashreads
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Thank you so much @bookdepository for my wonderful prize stack from the #xmasinjuly competition. Book mail is the best mail 😍⁣

We have a book about witches, murder and teenage girls #thefuries , a spine tingling psychological thriller #littledarlings and a long list Booker prize nominee #girlwomanother

But where to begin 🤔....⁣

#bdloves

charl08 Nice dilemma! 3mo
BookwormM I loved Girl, Woman, Other and it is on the Booker long list so that could be a good place to start. Also loved Little Darlings tough decision time 3mo
emmaturi Great book stack! 3mo
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andrew61
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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My first of the booker longlist and absolutely loved this story of 12 women whose lives all are linked in various ways but predominantly by an African heritage. The diverse stories explore sexuality and race and i was totally absorbed by the individual tales which cover every facet of women's lives lived in all ways. It would take me pages to talk abt each individual portrait and I put this book down in awe of a brilliantly crafted book.

Nute I‘m intrigued by the title alone! 3mo
kathedron Glad you enjoyed it: I'm waiting for my library reservation to come in. 3mo
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BookwormM
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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#BookerPrize2019

Loved this look at the lives of various (many black) women. Each story has ties to over stories and it was fun looking for the crossover.

Great cast of diverse characters

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2950192783

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charl08
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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everyone agreed those fellas needed a slap upside their heads and they agreed to focus on women writers of the Caribbean...

charl08 I do like a reference to books in the book! 3mo
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charl08
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Fantastic book: complex mix of lives of black women living in the UK. Opens with a radical playwright finally getting her cha ce at the National, but encompasses domestic violence, young student activists, education and migrant lives. I especially liked that older women's experiences were seem as a valid focus for the book.
Fingers crossed it will at least make the #booker shortlist.

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
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charl08
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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The dilemma of the British university fresher week...

TrishB They offer a lot more now, ‘alternative‘ freshers week. Lot more students, both U.K. and international, don‘t want to drink all week, it‘s just taken some time to catch up with that. 3mo
charl08 @TrishB I certainly hope so. 3mo
Hestapleton Yeah my sis goes to St. Andrews and it‘s all booze all. the. time. 3mo
charl08 @Hestapleton depressing! That was mostly my experience . It was too much for me (although I wasnt teetotal by any means). 3mo
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charl08
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Outside my local bookshop.

JanuarieTimewalker13 How cool is that? To call Waterstone‘s your local book shop? Über cool??loved the sign. 3mo
charl08 Well sadly it's the only one in my town: although there are plenty of charity shops selling too. 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Exciting for someone like me who wants to get across the pond as soon as she can!!! (edited) 3mo
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Emilymdxn
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Loved this (bar the only reference to bisexuality being about it being a phase hmm) about the variety of black British womens experiences. What really struck me was how beautifully everything linked up, how everyone‘s lives came together to form something bigger, and the ending which I won‘t give away about connection, legacy and identity which was so satisfying and touching. I‘d love for this to make the shortlist. #bookerprize2019 longlist 9/13

Megabooks You‘re screaming through that list! #impressed! 3mo
rwmg I enjoyed her "The Emperor's Babe" so I'll be rooting for her. 3mo
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Emilymdxn
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Well this is my fifth day ill and I am very bored. I went to work and came home in less than an hour :/ seems to be a bit of a nasty virus, I think I‘m on the mend overall but it‘s a slower process than I hoped. Might not be able to work tomorrow and that is Just Too Many days at home. At least it says something good about my work that I miss it when I can‘t be there! Thursday I‘m getting the train to France so hopefully I‘ll be good by then 🤞

BibliOHIOphile Feel better! Love that mug. 3mo
AnneCecilie Feel better. How do you find the book? 3mo
Bklover Hope you feel better! Enjoy France! 3mo
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Megabooks I am so sorry! This has really knocked you on your butt. 👎🏻👎🏻 I‘m guessing your crushing your book goal, though! 3mo
LibrarianJen Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
kezzlou85 Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 3mo
SW-T Hope you feel better soon! 3mo
Trashcanman Feel better soon! Drink warm 7-up buy some vicks vapo rub and rub it on your feet! 3mo
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Simona
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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The key topics, race and gender, are told through 12 strong, complex, more or less connected women of different age, classes, heritage, race ... in a very interesting prose and structured composition. Despite its difficult topics, this novel brings warmth, humanity and great perspective on marginal groups in our society. Strong story, spiced with humor. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BookerPrize2019

BarbaraBB Your favorite so far? 3mo
Simona @BarbaraBB Nope, so far my favorite is Ducks, Newburyport. An exhausting narrative, but worth the time 😘 3mo
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Severnmeadows
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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A book rich in ideas, at times (often!) very funny, the lives of 12 characters seen from their own viewpoint. I learned a lot, laughed often, was very moved often. A powerful experience! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ali Smith is quoted on the front cover: ‘Bernadine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life.‘

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Severnmeadows
Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Severnmeadows Arrived yesterday😊 just started - looks good! (edited) 7mo
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