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Cinfhen
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I don‘t know when I picked this up on Audible or why, but it was a really solid memoir of a young woman‘s experience as a war correspondent/ photo journalist. Lynsey Addario has worked in almost all the contemporary war zones risking her life to take photos that show the cost of war on civilians, soldiers and most often innocent women & children. Her story was fascinating & I loved hearing her story. #52Books23 #AWarOtherThanWWIorWWII

Cinfhen @Riveted_Reader_Melissa using for #Imagine as Lynsey often wishes 🎶Imagine all the people
Livin' life in peace🎶♥️ #NonFictionChallenge23
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JenReadsAlot Oh I read this years ago and loved it! 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great choice and great book! I recommend it often. 4d
Cinfhen It was so good @JenReadsAlot @Riveted_Reader_Melissa sent me down a bunch of rabbit holes 🤓 4d
squirrelbrain Sounds great - but of course it‘s not on my Scribd. 🤷‍♀️ 4d
Cinfhen I listened on Audible @squirrelbrain 4d
Deblovestoread Sounds great! Stacked. 4d
squirrelbrain Ah, yes, I missed that. I can see it on there…may just go for this one as I was struggling with that prompt. 4d
Librarybelle Good choice for the prompt! 4d
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JacintaMCarter
One Half from the East | Nadia Hashimi
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Pickpick

#2023Book9
This is my fourth time reading this book, and my third time teaching it. I'm so glad my students loved it just as much as I did.

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Sharpeipup
Agent 6 | Tom Rob Smith
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@maria514626 @monalyisha #AuldLangSpine
With the day off thanks to Jury Duty, it seemed like the perfect occasion to read your recommendation.

Maria514626 I hope you like it! 2w
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Cupcake12
Burnt Shadows: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Mehso-so

A heart wrenching story covering a time period of over 70 years. Written with warmth, character and above all realism. Following the life of Hiroko Tanaka, the book is plot into 3 sections- 1940s, 1980s and 2001.
It tackled a lot of subjects and included detailed descriptions of daily life. Conflict is a huge part of this book but I felt they weren‘t covered in detail or focused upon.
Overall, a good solid read but not my genre of choice.
#lmpbc

charl08 That was quick! 💪💪 2w
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Cupcake12
Burnt Shadows: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Finally starting this tonight. My first #LMPBV
Thank you @charl08

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one many years ago. 3w
Andrew65 This is my post from 4 years ago. https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1200682 3w
charl08 Hope my writing is vaguely readable! 3w
Cupcake12 Great review…getting into it now. @Andrew65 Your writing is lovely but my daughter has helped to read them 🤣 love the little reference notes on new vocabulary x 3w
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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Pickpick

Hosseini is a masterful storyteller, and I enjoyed this generation-spanning family saga. However, this did not have the emotional impact on me that his first two novels did. I found myself really invested in a particular story only to be forced to set it aside and move on to the next vignette and a new cast of characters. It made for a bit of reading whiplash. Still, fans of Hosseini will be happy to have their heartstrings tugged once more. 3⭐️

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bookandbedandtea
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My very favorite read of November was The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman but I've already mentioned him once in my wrap up so here's my second fave of the month. This was heartbreaking and very well written. #12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Andrew65 This looks a good read. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This has been on my shelf for years! I added it to my #Roll100 list 📚 3w
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marleed
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I have mad respect for Jon Krakauer‘s investigative perspective of complex events. This is his only book that sat unread on my shelves because I was never emotionally ready and thought I knew Pat Tillman‘s story. But really, there is way more to his life and this tragedy than I ever understood. The lies are infuriating and the military picked the wrong mom/family to lie to. This book is an important piece of American history.

ShelleyBooksie I've only read Into The Wild. Which would you day is his best book? 4w
marleed @ShelleyBooksie Oh they are all good even though some information you learn is so maddening. But I‘ll go with tagged because I read it the week it was published and it began what is now a longtime interest in monitoring summit climbers in April and May of each year. 4w
marleed Oh btw, the audio was available through my library so I downloaded so I alternated between the two as well as some stereo read/listen. Scott Brick‘s narration is very good. I‘ve listened to him narrate many a legal thriller so when the reading got emotionally tough, I tried to imagine Scott narrating fiction. 4w
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Daisey
Ground Zero | Alan Gratz
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Pickpick

This story is told from two points of view and both are action packed. Brandon goes to work with his dad on the 107th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and Reshmina meets American soldiers in a village in Afghanistan on September 11, 2019. I appreciated the weaving together of the two stories for a broader perspective, but I was slightly more invested in Brandon‘s story.

#MiddleGrade #TRS2022 #audiobook

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Another_bibliophile
Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Pickpick

Worth all the hype
Truly opened my eyes to the past and present of Afganistan
I wish everybody to be safe and healthy
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