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kwmg40
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This book is a low pick for me. It's a somewhat random collection of thoughts on silence, some insightful and others that were less interesting. Either way, it has definitely made me appreciate silence more.

This might be a stretch, but I'm using this book for prompt 30, “Meowth: Treasure“ for #gottacatchemall, since the theme of the book is that silence is to be treasured, and we all know that “Silence is golden“! @PuddleJumper

Librarybelle Wow! I‘ve not seen a book crossing book in a long time! So cool it is still a program! 2mo
kwmg40 @Librarybelle BookCrossing is definitely not as active as it used to be but there are still a lot of dedicated BookCrossers. I always get a thrill when I get a journal entry for a book I released many years ago. 2mo
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Librarybelle @kwmg40 That is really neat! I remember it being super popular 20 years ago. I had an account, and though I never released a book, I enjoyed reading the alerts of a book being released in my area. 2mo
kwmg40 @Librarybelle I mostly do “controlled releases“ these days, with a group of BookCrossers around the world who send books to one another, but occasionally, I'll leave one “in the wild“. 😄 1mo
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kwmg40
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This is a biography of model and artist Kiki Man Ray, who was married to artist Man Ray for a time. While Kiki's life story was interesting, I enjoyed even more learning about the development of art in Montparnasse during the 1920's.

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 65: Rapidash: Different genre to the last book you read)
#52bookclub24 (prompt 39, Non-fiction recommended by a friend)

Librarybelle Hooray!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Montparnasse in the 1920s sounds fascinating! 3mo
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BarbaraBB Are you German? Or just able to read it? 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB OMG! I chose a cover image from the Internet and didn‘t look at it carefully. 😂 I actually received an English copy from a #BookCrossing friend but sent it to another reader before remembering to take a photo! 3mo
BarbaraBB I was so surprised! I thought how could I have missed that all these years 😂 3mo
kwmg40 @BarbaraBB 😅 I‘ll be sure not to make that mistake again! 3mo
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SqueakyChu
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Oooh! Nice! I just won this book from the #LittleFreeLibrary website and from the publisher, Simon & Schuster. I plan to read this book, register it on #BookCrossing and then share it with others. It‘s a light, enjoyable read so far.

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SqueakyChu
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I just started this book which I received from a fellow BookCrosser. This book had me in tears by the second chapter so that means it‘s a keeper (except that I‘ll release it through #BookCrossing when it‘s completed).

TEArificbooks Have you read A Man Called Ove ? It is my favorite of his so far. 12mo
SqueakyChu @TEArificbooks I have read A Man Called Ove. I liked it very much. 12mo
TEArificbooks Have you seen the new American version movie with Tom Hanks? It is on Netflix now. Oh, it made me cry. @SqueakyChu 12mo
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SqueakyChu @TEArificbooks Not yet, but I would like to. 12mo
rwmg If you really want to open the floodgates, I recommend the tagged book by the same author. 12mo
SqueakyChu @rwmg Thanks for the recommendation. 12mo
SqueakyChu I actually ended up bailing on this book on page 100 because I did not like the way it was written like a fairy tale. 11mo
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kwmg40
Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I didn't love this one the way I did Beartown, the only other Backman I've read. However, I really liked how the characters' lives were all intertwined and the idea that one person's actions can have such a great effect on others.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#Magnificent May @Andrew65
#BookCrossing

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I‘d agree with your review. 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one is on my summer reading list!! 12mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks for stopping by! 12mo
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks I hope you enjoy it! It's a good choice for summer reading -- humorous and a quick read, but not lightweight as it deals with some serious themes. 12mo
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kwmg40
Yolk | Mary H. K. Choi
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I loved this story about two estranged Korean American sisters trying to reconcile while grappling with their own individual challenges. It's funny, moving and heartwarming, and I also love this cover design.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BookCrossing

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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kwmg40
Winter Flowers | Anglique Villeneuve
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A compact, sad and beautiful story, set at the end of WWI, about a family's struggles with poverty and the severe disfigurement of the returning father and husband.

#EasterOMC @Clwojick @LadyKatrina
#AwesomeApril @Andrew65
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BookCrossing

Clwojick Well done! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 13mo
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kwmg40
The North Water | Ian McGuire
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A tense and fast-paced historical thriller set on a 19th century whaling ship in the Arctic waters. I really liked this novel but also found some parts quite disturbing, so I'm not sure if I'm up to watching the miniseries based on the book.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#192025 #2016 @Librarybelle
#BookCrossing

Librarybelle I don‘t know much about this novel, but I would imagine, just judging by the subject matter, that parts of this would be disturbing 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
kwmg40 @Librarybelle This book supposedly belongs in the category of “realist literature“ and the author doesn't shy away from showing the grittiness and violence of that time and place. 14mo
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the encouragement! 14mo
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kwmg40
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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I loved this book about a restless woman with a mysterious past, on a journey to follow the migration of one of the last birds remaining in a dying world. The story is sad and gripping, and offers a warning about our fragile environment.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks
#BookCrossing

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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kwmg40
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This was sent to me by a #BookCrossing friend. I'd not been familiar with the Moomin stories before, and I found these two stories charming and the illustrations delightful!

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
kwmg40 @charl08 That's such a nice planter! My daughter is currently living in the UK. I'll have to see if she can pick one up for me. 1y
kwmg40 @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by! 1y
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