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The Sentence
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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BooksNBowls
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When I first started this book I wasn‘t sure I was going to like it, the writing took some getting used to, and she surprised me with where she took the story. But halfway through I couldn‘t put it down! Louise covers a wide range of topics, specifically from 2020, and I‘m glad I waited until 2023 to read it. 3.5/5 stars #12bookchallenge

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Susanita
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“Small bookstores have the #romance of doomed intimate spaces about to be erased by unfettered capitalism.” #inquotes

Eggs 🖤💛❤️💚💙 1mo
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Areader2
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This was a wonderful written story,it‘s hard to review because it was about a lot of things.Tookie she‘s a complicated Native American woman who went through a lot, and her story brings to light many other things in the book, it‘s about books, being a Native American person in today‘s society,life and death, ghosts,Covid,the George Floyd and the riots.Louise herself makes a cameo in the book, I really enjoyed it.

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NovelNancyM
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I enjoyed the plot of The Sentence more than The Night Watchman. In both books, however, the writing is beautiful and amazing! I loved the character of Pollux the most I think. I have been to the author's bookstore Birchback Books in Minneapolis, so it was fun imagining the store in my mind since many of the scenes take place there.

Susanita ❤️Pollux 2mo
Ruthiella So cool you actually have been to the bookstore! 👍 2mo
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BiblioLitten
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Finishing off my lazy weekend with a quick visit to the library and jumping right into a bookstore in this Litsy-recommended book. The beginning is a bit abrupt but I have high hopes for the writing. 📚🫖☕️ #currentread

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youneverarrived
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There‘s no denying Erdrich writes well but there‘s something about her books where I always feel like I‘m distant; I never feel fully immersed in them. There were elements I really liked in this; the characters, the development, the setting and all the book talk. I enjoyed it but can‘t say I loved it so a low pick. I preferred The Night Watchman. #authoramonth

squirrelbrain Great review! I preferred this one to the Night Watchman though. 2mo
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain it seems to be the more well loved book 2mo
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Caryl
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Louise Erdrich is brilliant. I knew that, but this book surprised me in so many wonderful ways. Tookie will stay with me. (And I just have to say how much I enjoyed the author‘s cameo in her own book!)

#AuthorAMonth

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Susanita
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This book has interesting characters, a compelling storyline, some magical realism, and a 7-page booklist that will make your TBR cry. Tookie is a bookseller in Minneapolis and the main character. I can‘t do justice to the plot, but one significant aspect is a former customer who ends up haunting Tookie. Another major event is George Floyd‘s murder and the subsequent protests, which we see from a close view. Not to mention COVID. #authoramonth

Soubhiville I really loved all the book references in here! 2mo
vlwelser Yes. ❤ 2mo
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dariazeoli
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I think I started off the year well! I definitely didn‘t stick to my planned TBR for the month, but I finished 2 #AuldLangSpine picks, one for #AuthorAMonth, and 3 off my owned TBR.

I will say, I‘m struggling to get into Harlem Shuffle. Whitehead is very hit or miss for me… might he be the year‘s first DNF? 🤔

#januaryrecap #januarywrapup

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erzascarletbookgasm
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There‘s so much more to this book than about a formerly incarcerated indie bookseller who is haunted by a ghost in the bookstore. Many ‘heavy‘ topics are layered within. It‘s also a story about survival, community & second chances. I enjoyed the references to other works of literature; Tookie is a memorable character; & it‘s delightful to note that Birchbark Books is an actual store, owned by the author. My first L. Erdrich novel, and it‘s great.

Soubhiville This was really a one of a kind book! 2mo
CBee I loved this too!! 2mo
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HOTPock3tt
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#Authoramonth This was quite an intriguing book! I went in blind and every time I thought I could grasp what it was about, the subject shifted. And she STILL managed to tie them all together beautifully.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5.

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Amie
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Excellent writing and beautiful story. Erdrich reads the audiobook herself, which I enjoyed. I failed to realize before reading it that covid is part of the plot and I am not (and may never be) ready to read anything about the covid pandemic.

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CSeydel
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This one felt very different than the other two I‘ve read by her (The Round House, The Night Watchman) although still unmistakably Erdrich. Somehow this one was slower-paced and more diffuse. I still enjoyed it although it wasn‘t quite what I expected - and I still wouldn‘t really know how to describe it if someone asked for a recommendation. #authoramonth

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tjwill
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I love how a haunted bookshop, a modern Native American experience, and the pandemic come together so well in this story. Tookie forms strong friendships as she makes her way through a difficult few years.

#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

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Karkar
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I think this my favorite book so far by Louise Erdrich. I love how timely it is, I love how she put herself in the book. I love that it is in a bookstore.

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CBee
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Thought I would try the #Pantone2023 challenge! @Clwojick #cherrytomato

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AmyG
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And for #authoramonth ….this book (on audio) was wonderful. @Soubhiville

#Pantone2023 @Clwojick

CBee Those lists of books at the back! So many books I need to explore 😊😊😊 2mo
BooksNBowls This is one of my next reads. 😊 2mo
Soubhiville Glad you liked it! That‘s a good color match for this bright cover. 2mo
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AmyG @Soubhiville Thank you! Erdrich was a good choice. 2mo
Clwojick Brilliant! Spot on for the colour match. Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
AmyG @Clwojick Thank you. I am truly having alot of fun here with my inner designer. 2mo
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CBee
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How to describe this book? It‘s a book about sentences (not just made of words), about dictionaries, about loads of books (will be going down a rabbit hole with those LISTS!). About ghosts, about confronting the past, about deciding to LIVE. It covers the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, indigenous respect and ritual, love, loss, everything. I LOVED IT. Thank you, @Sapphire 😊 Your list gave me the push to finally read this ♥️

CBee Now for the tags! This counts for #aboutapandemic #booked2023 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae. It‘s my first #AAM read (thanks, @Soubhiville), AND from my #auldlangspine list, @monalyisha ♥️ (edited) 2mo
AmyG I just posted this one. Loved it. 2mo
CBee @AmyG 📚 👯‍♀️ 😘 2mo
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Johanna414 This was sooooo good! 2mo
merelybookish Great review! ( I loved it too!) 2mo
CBee @merelybookish thank you! It‘s hard to sum it all up in so few words! 2mo
CBee @Johanna414 ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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jenniferw88
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Librarybelle So much love for this book! 2mo
Cupcake12 Morning. Just wondering when do I send out the next #LMPCB book? Hope you are well x 2mo
jenniferw88 @Cupcake12 When you've finished the book and at the end of the month. @charl08 2mo
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Cupcake12 Thank you. Can you tell I‘m a first timer 🤣 2mo
charl08 I love Louise Erdrich too. Thanks for the reminder. A family funeral tomorrow so have been distracted- need to pick up the book. 2mo
jenniferw88 @charl08 it's ok I'm still reading this month's! 2mo
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Currey
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I thought I should read an indigenous author for the US prompt for #ReadingtheAmericas2023 Erdrich is a Chippewa from Minneapolis and owns a bookstore. Our MC works in Louise‘s fictional bookstore and struggles with her own sense of self and with a ghost. The story takes place in the early days of the pandemic when we were all a bit haunted. The sentence of the title is both a grammatical language construct and a time of incarceration.

BarbaraBB Great choice! 2mo
Librarybelle Great choice, indeed! 2mo
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Jeg
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A gentle story of a book shop, a ghost, the pandemic, love and much more. I loved it. Right book at right time. ❤️.
Thank you @MrsMalaprop . I read it because of your review . Bonus was the large print edition.😊.

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Blaire
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I‘m only on page 100 and already all the other book mentions in this book are giving me TBR overload. The only problem with a book about books is it makes me want to read more books!

Suet624 Haha. Yes! 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😁 2mo
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Gissy
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Mehso-so

I liked this book but didn‘t love it. I liked the characters, the different stories but it was difficult for me to see the story integrated, as a whole. I saw some parts like forced maybe because the author wanted to mention something about the pandemic situation? I don‘t know, maybe it was me. I was expecting more. But I really enjoyed those passages related with American Indian traditions, beliefs. I took my time to seek more information.

Gissy I liked this UK edition 3.75⭐️
#AuthorAMonth2023 @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo (#4) @TheAromaOfBooks

GR #ATY2023 prompt #3

First book during #JoyousJanuary Readathon @Andrew65
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Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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MoonWitch94 I felt similarly. I‘m reading something else by this author to see if her other works are better. So many love her; I‘m hoping the next one is better. 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘m doing ATY too. Are you reading the prompts from 1 to 52? I did that once but became lazy the next year. Now I read them randomly 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 2mo
Gissy @BarbaraBB Yes, I read them randomly but I try to revise the prompts monthly while I choose my tbr. 2mo
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CBee
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I cackled so hard at this line from Tookie: “And think about what time does to your bosom,” I said in a prim voice. “By the time you‘re sixty they‘ll all look like The Scream.” @Sapphire #auldlangspine @monalyisha 😂😂😂😂

Read-y_Picker I've only read one of hers so far but the author seems to have a twisted sense of humour and I am here for it! I laughed so heard at some parts of 2mo
CBee @Read-y_Picker this is my first Erdrich and I am seriously here for the humor. I‘m only about 30 pages in and have laughed so much already 😂 2mo
Sapphire I own Roundhouse and the Night Watchman and need to get to those, but I think I want to read The Painted Drum next from Erdrich. 2mo
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CBee @Sapphire I have The Round House! I believe it‘s (sort of) part of a series? 2mo
Megabooks 😂😂😂 2mo
Suet624 Ain‘t that the truth. 2mo
MoonWitch94 🤣😂🤣 This was a great line! 2mo
AmyG Well, she‘s not wrong exactly. 🤣 Wonderful book. 2mo
CBee @Soubhiville my first #aam read 😂🤦‍♀️ 2mo
CBee Should‘ve tagged you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the #sharreadathon - my current read ♥️ 2mo
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dariazeoli
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I‘m watching a swat team in California searching a van after a mass shooting while reading about George Floyd and Philando Castile and hell if this country doesn‘t make me incredibly sad in so many ways.

#AuthorAMonth

IndoorDame 💔 2mo
SamAnne ❤️💔 2mo
dabbe After posting today's #poetrymatters with the title “A Nation Under Siege“, I pretty much feel the same way.💔 2mo
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Amiable SO many ways. 😖🥺 2mo
TheBookHippie So so many. Now half moon bay… I‘ve been there a ton in the spring .. 2mo
tpixie 🌺🌺🌺 2mo
CBee I just finished this book and yep, feeling all the feelings 💔 2mo
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litsybookclub
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Please join us today in the discussion of this book. Link for meeting: https://msngr.com/qvufrrvixygp.

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HOTPock3tt I am only halfway through! But LOVING it so far!😍 @Soubhiville 2mo
Lcsmcat Thanks for the tag. I‘ve got a previous commitment at 2, but y‘all have a lot to talk about! 2mo
Kristin_Reads I loved this one… Erdrich was in the middle of writing this when the pandemic hit, and she chose to weave the events of the pandemic throughout the story. This made it even more interesting to me! Loved the MC. 2mo
Julsmarshall I‘m sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion but I loved this book so much! So compelling, unique and layered. Enjoy your discussion! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah I already have something this afternoon. Sorry I won‘t be able to join the discussion. 2mo
Amiable I read a different Erdrich book for this month! 😬 2mo
SamAnne Oh dang! Just starting this one. 2mo
LibrarianRyan Nice. Sorry I'm late to the game. 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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I was a bit disappointed in this read. Maybe it is too soon for me to read #PandemicFiction or maybe this one is just not my style. I will read her other works and see how they are, but I just couldn‘t connect to the story very much. But I do enjoy the author‘s writing style. #AuthorAMonth #LouiseErdrich #January

tpixie I felt the same way. Loved the characters and their relationships, but the whole George Floyd, and pandemic storylines could have been left out. She seemed to tackle too many story lines in this book. 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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My second book for #authoramonth and so good! (I‘m happy to say that I bought it at an indie book store.) The early pandemic and George Floyd chapters were difficult to get through, but so well handled. Tookie and Pollux stole my heart. A solid pick. @Soubhiville

Tamra I listened the audio and loved it as well, so immersive. I thought Erdrich did a marvelous job writing about both in such a natural, organic way. I intend to get to her bookstore and buy a print copy very soon. 2mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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I really liked the wandering language of this book. Sometimes Tookie‘s visions were quite out there, but it all came together to create a sweeping story about heritage, books, and found family. I wish I had properly read the blurb before picking it up though. I was not expecting to relive those early days of the pandemic and the tragic event that sparked the BLM movement.

#authoramonth #sharreadathon @Soubhiville

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Bluebird
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Joining the #authoramonth club to read outside my comfort zone & try new authors. I think this is the first book I‘ve read with an Indigenous female main character. An Indie Bookstore is haunted by the ghost of their most annoying customer. Set in Minneapolis during the Pandemic and the George Floyd murder. Not sure I‘ll read more of her works, but this one gave me lots to think about. @Soubhiville

#52BookClub23 #acontemporarysetting

AshleyHoss820 I read Love Medicine by her (my first) and fell in love with her prose. Even if you don‘t read more from her, I‘m so glad you enjoyed this one! ☺️📚 2mo
squirrelbrain Glad you liked it! 2mo
Cinfhen I find Erdrich to be a hit or miss for me, but this one had a lot to like. I really liked Love Medicine too and 2mo
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Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re joining us, and that you liked this one. I enjoyed it as well. 🙂 2mo
Librarybelle Sounds very interesting! 2mo
LaraReads Oh wow! This one sounds really thought provoking! 2mo
Bluebird @AshleyHoss820 @Cinfhen I read this one by audio and have since seen several comments that people prefer her work in print instead. So, I may give Love Medicine a try. Thanks! 2mo
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Lcsmcat
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“When a baby falls asleep in your arms you are absolved. The purest creature alive has chosen you. There‘s nothing else.” #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful ♥️ 2mo
NovelNancyM Great photo to tie in with the book!
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Lcsmcat @NovelNancyM @Cathythoughts @Texreader Thanks. He‘s my grandson. 2mo
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JenReadsAlot
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My first Louise Erdich book thanks to #AuthorAMonth - I thought it was pretty good. @Soubhiville

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MrsMalaprop
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It seems that everyone is reading this book. And I can see why. Set in a bookstore. A ghost. The pandemic. First Nations protagonist. This is my first Erdrich and it won‘t be my last. ❤️🙏

Teresereading I have it on loan from library 2mo
Rissreads I better bump it up my list. I did start listening to this on audible but I hated the narrator 2mo
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Jeg Just got it from the library. 2mo
MrsMalaprop @Jeg I‘ll be interested to see your review. 2mo
Jeg I‘m about to start it now having just finished a book I had actually read a year ago!!! Thinking seriously of getting just 20 or so books and reading them in a cycle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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After being released early from prison, a woman gets a job at a bookstore, get married and tries to build a life. Then the pandemic comes, and then George Floyd gets killed by a police officer. A book about surviving during hard times, and fighting. I particularly loved all the book chat.

#AuthorAMonth
2nd book finished for #JoyousJanuary. Another book I‘ve already started before the readathon

Andrew65 This is a popular choice at the moment. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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MoonWitch94
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☑️#LittensLoveRomance
☑️#SheSaid

#SundayBuddyRead is not happening this month. But the book is on my #tbr for sure!

📖 Catching up on #pemberlittens #AuthorAMonth #AuldLangSpine #LGBTbookclub #TBRtarot

#JoyousJanuary

Andrew65 Some great choices. Godmothers is well worth it when you get to it. 2mo
TheBookHippie It‘s so good!!! 🖤🖤🖤 enjoy when you get to it! 2mo
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MrsMalaprop
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#currentlyreading

So anyone read and recommend any of these?

Loving the bibliophilic aspects of this book 📚💕

Bookwomble I read The Shadow Line so long ago that I can't remember anything about it, other than that I enjoyed it. I'm not sure how helpful that is! 2mo
ImperfectCJ I enjoyed both Wide Sargasso Sea and Sula. 2mo
batsy The ones I have read—Wide Sargasso Sea and Mrs Dalloway—are pretty perfect! 2mo
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CarolynM What @batsy said. The Blue Flower is on my TBR. 2mo
IndoorDame I loved Mrs. Dalloway 2mo
BarbaraBB I loved both the same books @batsy did 2mo
Lcsmcat Wide Sargasso Sea, Sula, and Mrs. Calloway are all wonderful. I haven‘t read the others, but I would trust the list. 😀 2mo
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Daisey
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I enjoyed many aspects of this book, but overall I was disappointed. I found the characters interesting and loved the bookishness, but I wanted more plot. I just kept waiting for something more.

#AuthorAMonth #LitsyBookClub #audiobook

Suet624 Aww, I loved this one. Sorry you didn‘t like it as much as I did. 2mo
CarolynM I didn‘t love this one either. 2mo
Daisey @Suet624 @CarolynM In thinking about it a bit more, I think some of my disappointment and frustration was due to what felt like a lack of resolution, but I also think that‘s purposeful on the author‘s part because these aspects of our present have not been resolved. So, I just wish I hadn‘t gone in with such high expectations. (edited) 2mo
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Kangaj1
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Just finished this one for #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
Loved this book so much. And interestingly, this month I have read or am reading a bunch of other books in conversation with this one: Braiding Sweetgrass, Caste, The Gilded Years, Take It Back...

Soubhiville I love when a bunch of books I‘m reading kind of align, especially when it‘s accidental. I absolutely love Braiding Sweetgrass! 2mo
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AnneCecilie
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This felt recognizable. I‘m not good in the kitchen either.

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KarenUK
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I loved this! Fabulous characters, booksellers at the center, an unwanted ghost…. plus Louise herself being a side character! I loved spending time with Tookie and her families, both work and home. In a lesser writer‘s hands, there could have been too much to juggle, but not here. My third Erdrich and possibly my favorite… 💕 #authoramonth @Soubhiville #readharder2023 #pastprompt #setinabookstore #bn2023challenge #indigenousauthor
@AshleyHoss820

Soubhiville I thought it was great how many books got name dropped! 2mo
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Cinfhen This was good and definitely a lot going on‼️ 2mo
squirrelbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks Yes, I still think about this a lot a year later! 👍🏻💜 2mo
Megabooks Also, I‘m not doing 52 books, but I do love reading your reviews! 2mo
KarenUK Oops! I thought you were! 🤦‍♀️But thank you! 💕 2mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks We‘re missing you ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB I loved this book too. It‘s one that keeps lingering in my mind. 2mo
Cortg Great job! I have never read this author and almost grabbed one of her books from a Little Free Library yesterday, but decided against it as I‘ve been trying to organize and get rid if stuff rather than bring it home right now 😩 2mo
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MrsMalaprop
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Ain‘t that the truth? As a mother of a 20-year-old who‘s making some choices I‘m not onboard with, it‘s a hard relate. I‘m scaling that cliff 😬.

BarbaraBB So true and recognizable 💖 2mo
TrishB Yep. And hoping with fingers crossed you‘re doing the ok/right thing. 2mo
Kangaj1 Right there with you. And I think I read that in The Sentence last night! 2mo
Tamra Oh yes! 2mo
Rissreads It‘s hard, there is always something! 2mo
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IndoorDame
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The Sentence had a few #WeirdWords but this one was definitely my favorite! @CBee

CBee Ooooo, awesome! And a word I‘ve never heard of! Thanks for posting this 😊😊 3mo
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Soubhiville
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I like this book best of the Erdrich books I‘ve read. This is my 4th.

I wish she didn‘t read her own audiobooks, her style doesn‘t really work for me. But I did get more used to it as the book went on.

The structure of the story is weird, but overall I liked it. Very flawed characters, but quirky and interesting. It‘s all a long character study really, no plot to speak of.

#AuthorAMonth #12challenge #Booked2023 #pandemic

Soubhiville Thanks for the recommendation for my 12 months 12 friends 12 books challenge @Tamra ! 3mo
Tamra I‘m so glad it settled in for you! Yes, it is all about the characters. 😄 I didn‘t mind the narration, but I‘m going to read it in print too. I would say it could have used more of the ghost! 👻 (edited) 3mo
AmyG I found the structure a bit odd, too. But I felt connected to the characters. Very good book. 3mo
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Rissreads I started this on audio and hated it! I‘m still keen to read it but I will wait until I have a physical copy. 3mo
Soubhiville @Tamra I agree, I would have liked more with Flora. That part was fascinating. I also really liked Tookie‘s immediate love for the baby. 3mo
Soubhiville @Rissreads I hope you‘ll like it. I think if I had read the physical book I would have liked it even more. 3mo
tpixie @Rissreads I started on audio last night, was confused, so restarted it with the book. It really helped. Now I‘m going back and forth! 🤪😂 3mo
Rissreads @tpixie 🤣 I got my money back from audible. Told them I didn‘t like the narrator 3mo
Cinfhen Agreed. This one is great and it does work better in print!! I got a credit back from Audible too @Rissreads 😂😂 @tpixie 3mo
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tpixie
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Yesterday, I started this audiobook & was a little confused, so today I‘m going to restart it in print. It plan to go back and forth- lol I checked out the ebook as well!
Bandette 🐶 is ready to curl up with me while I read. 🐶
Reading this for a bookclub & a book challenge!
#AuthorAMonth
#AuthorAMonth2023 #AuthorAMonth2023January #LitsyBookClub #DogsOfLitsy

rachelm This was the best book I read last year! I read on paper as well 3mo
Lindy Love this book! I hope it will reward your efforts. 3mo
AmyG I just finished ir, too. Excellent book. 3mo
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tpixie @rachelm @Lindy @AmyG the reread helped. On audio I was getting sidetracked by adjectives and descriptions, and ant 🐜 hallucinations, instead of the storyline. I do love the rye sense of humor. 3mo
marleed Oh I actually waited for a print copy, then waited for library audiobooks holds to slow down so I could experience this book in stereo. Now it‘s atop my TBR! I‘ve discovered that I need to physically read this author to fully understand her stories. 3mo
Leniverse One of my favourites from last year! (Read on paper.) 3mo
Suet624 Great story! I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did. 3mo
tpixie @marleed I‘m finding out I need printed audio to fully understand her as well. This is my first time reading her. I think she uses a lot of symbolism and descriptions that sidetrack me on audio. 3mo
tpixie @Leniverse @Suet624 it really seems to be a favorite! 3mo
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TEArificbooks
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

I read this for #authorofthemonth. I am a little disappointed. I heard good things, and there were some good things about the book. But it felt like the narrator was telling me a chaotic life story with tangents while bouncing on the balls of her feet. She was a bit maniac. Also it is clearly auto fiction and yet the author wrote herself into the book. I think she should have written it as a memoir if she wanted to focus so much on current events.

TEArificbooks I did like her descriptions of living in Minnesota and figurative language. 3mo
Karons1 I also bailed I just could not get into it at all , it‘s been raves about over here 👈 so I thought it was me ! 😆 3mo
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Read4life
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville
This one wasn‘t for me. I did enjoy trying a new to me author and I enjoyed another book by her this month already.
#Pantone2023 #EmpireYellow

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Graciouswarriorprincess
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Mehso-so

Although I wasn‘t enjoying The Sentence I persevered with it for a long time because I like the way Erdrich writes and the themes she engages with. But the plot in this novel takes ages to get anywhere, and there is too much banter and circumstantial detail, including the contents of meals and passing exchanges with bookshop customers. Maybe it‘s intended as a character study of the narrator Tookie, and I just didn‘t find Tookie that interesting.

Read4life I just read this one, too. Your review is spot on for how I felt. 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Read4life Thanks. I just couldn‘t get engaged it and I actually did it as an audiobook. 3mo
Daisey I‘m almost halfway through and am feeling a bit the same. I‘m just not sure where we‘re going at this point. 3mo
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Skygoddess1 I‘m listening to it now and have had to double the speed to get through it 3mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Daisey. Yes! @Skygoddess1 I had my speed at 1.75 and it still felt like it dragged along. 3mo
CaroPi I try to read it but around page 80 or 100 I just was not into it and DNF the book. Happy to see I am not alone 3mo
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MrsV
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

I absolutely loved my first read of the year! Waiting for The Birchbark House to come in. Hoping to finish the Maggie Nelson today and start the Whitehead for my Books and Beers book club.

#AuthoraMonth #weeklyforecast

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IndoorDame
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love gumbo 🍜 3mo
Eggs I love gazpacho and pho 🍜 3mo
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IndoorDame
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Pickpick

I loved this partly bc the structure was surprising. For the first third of the book new things kept being introduced, and I‘d think this must be the direction we‘re going in, again and again… But all the threads tied together bc Erdrich is a skilled writer. I have one more of hers lined up for #AuthorAMonth, but I‘m hoping to keep dipping into her catalog throughout the year. #Bookspin #Pantone2023 #EmpireYellow #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
Clwojick Way to go! 3mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice for #pandemicStory 💕💕 this was a very clever novel 3mo
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