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Lynnsoprano
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Do you think this book has ever been used 🤣 Dinner will be one of our favorite recipes from this cookbook.

Lindy 🤗A well-used book. 2d
leatherpages I've always loved a well-used book:) 2d
Aims42 One of the cookbooks my mom has automatically opens up to my favorite recipes 😋 It‘s a Betty Crocker cookbook she got as a wedding gift 35+ years ago. She cooked it a lot when I lived at home and I request it when I visit her now ❤️ 2d
Crazeedi @Aims42 that's my go to cookbook! All the pages are spotted that have my faves on! Love Betty Crocker. 2d
Aims42 @Crazeedi That‘s awesome!! 💕 2d
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Lynnsoprano
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One of our favorite recipes from one of our oldest cookbooks. I can‘t remember when we got the book, but I know this Greek shrimp with tons of melted feta is one of the first recipes we made out of it. Still one of the best.

Bookzombie That looks delicious! 3w
Lynnsoprano @Bookzombie Truthfully, as good as it looks, it tastes 10 times better. Just about my favorite dish ever. 3w
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TheEllieMo
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Panpan

I really thought I‘d like this one, and it pains me to give it a Pan, but it just didn‘t work for me. What sounds like an interesting concept of the narrator being the MC‘s “chi” turns out to be an excuse for verbose lectures that slow up an already slow-burn story - it sits alongside Midnight‘s Children as a book in need of better editing. Meanwhile, the MC himself is a man-child who blames everyone else for his own stupid decisions

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TheEllieMo
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Just finished the last 1/4 of The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson, and about to break into this one #24b4Monday #Readathon

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mklong
Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Mehso-so

This was a very frustrating read for me. I think I could have really liked it, and at times I did, it‘s just that I felt like my shoes kept getting stuck in the mud. It is slow, but not the kind that is quietly building tension or atmosphere, it‘s the kind where you feel stuck in details and are just dying for the story to get moving again. #BookerPrize Shortlist 6/6

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sophierayton
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Met Chigozie Obioma tonight!

TheEllieMo Cheltenham? 1mo
sophierayton Yes, Cheltenham - UK 1mo
andrew61 Great photo, this was a highlight of shortlist and as i enjoyed the fishermen as well look forward to future book. Glad you enjoyed. 1mo
Centique Wow! 1mo
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squirrelbrain
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t an easy book to read - it‘s written in Igbo traditional style so the story is told from the POV of the MC‘s chi (or soul).

It‘s also quite a depressing read, about a man who is rejected by his girlfriend‘s family, due to his social status, and all of the terrible things that befall him as a result.

I wouldn‘t say I enjoyed it, but I am glad that I read it....

Cathythoughts I really liked it & am glad I read it too 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
lele1432 I like this cover version! 1mo
Cinfhen I liked it and right now from the #BookerBooks I‘ve read that are shortlisted this is my favorite 1mo
TrishB Have it, but not got to it yet! 1mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen @TrishB I think I just struggled a bit with the ‘fantastical‘ element.... I‘d still definitely recommend it @TrishB 👍😁 1mo
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andrew61
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Pickpick

This is a book which drew me into the story of a Nigerian man Chinoso whose chance encountee with a woman who is about to throw herself of a bridge changes the course of life completely. I was captured by his trials and tribulations which are narrated by his igbo spirit who has visited many lives over centuries. I loved the folklore and culture and feel that if it won the booker it would show that the prize is not purely American/ British centric

Cinfhen I agree!! There was something very unique to this story and the storytelling was SO GOOD 2mo
Tamra Yesterday I downloaded the audio! 😀 2mo
rwmg I don't think the Booker is US/UK centric. There have been winners from Trinidad, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, India and Jamaica. 2mo
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andrew61 @Tamra look forward to seeing your comments. 2mo
andrew61 @rwmg you may be right but certainly the strange decision to introduce America to the competition has reduced the ability to have a more nationally diverse competition with 2 of the last 3 winners being from US. Thus spaces on the longlist and shortlist are taken up by American novels which historically might have gone to other areas. Certainly the last indian winner was a while ago and african even longer. My impression, and i may be wrong. 2mo
rwmg @andrew61 Does including Americans reduce diversity because Americans write better books or have better publicists or a larger publishing industry with more authors or what? 2mo
andrew61 Not sure about the better books. But it does reduce the opportunity for authors from countries which otherwise may have made the list from gaining recognition. The mbi for example does allow exploration of new writers, id have never have read a book in translation from oman otherwise. Im sure ultimately the booker may be more about the power of publishers but an interesting debate. I'll look forward to the result. 2mo
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andrew61
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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#booked2019 21newin2019
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#manbooker2019
My second of the shortlist and i have 2 others in reserve at library. Im halfway through and i am living every misfortune that falls upon poor Chinoso so this scene where a group of children mob him mistaking him for Ronaldinho and he then is overwhelmed by sadness just floored me.
So far i am enjoying it a lot.

LeahBergen Lovely bookmark! 2mo
andrew61 @LeahBergen thanks, i keep finding them down the side of settees! ☺ 2mo
Cinfhen I really liked this book a lot and I‘m really glad it made the shortlist however I‘m halfway through the Shafak novel and I have to admit, I think it‘s better 2mo
andrew61 @Cinfhen oh great as that book is waiting for me at the library so hopefully ill pick it up Monday. 2mo
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Graywacke
An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Pickpick

First, this really captured me. Beautiful setting. And even though I could see the accidents coming, still they got to me. Even as I learned of Chinonso‘s flaws, still I was taken in by his elegant, if limited, restraint.

The rest is 👇

Graywacke Arguably a contemporary Igbo Odyssey, there is also a lot of Dante (and maybe Virgil?). Chinonso‘s story is told by his Chi, an Igbo guardian spirit of a sort who can see his thoughts, see the world around him, understand things his host, Chinonso, can‘t. But the spirit can only help him so much, mainly he is a witness. This Chi watches him stumble into a beautiful paradise and then watches it all fall apart. Recommended! (edited) 2mo
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