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Echoes of the City | Lars Saabye Christensen
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Pickpick

This slice of life novel is like living for awhile in post-war Oslo with family and old friends. While there is a plot and a few subplots, they are subtle. The real power of the novel is in the characters and in how their lives intersect and influence each other. A definite recommend for anyone looking for a slower pace of life for a little while.

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Chrissyreadit
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I read this for #foodandlit #egypt and chose it after listening to the A Strong Sense Of Place podcast. It was not what I expected. It takes place over three timelines in Egypt regarding a Jewish scroll. The temple has hired a Muslim watchman for 1,000 years. The job has been inherited. It‘s a pick, because the writing is good, and the storylines flow, but it was not my favorite story/book.

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Catsandbooks
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I keep forgetting to post the koshari I made for #FoodandLit Egypt 🇪🇬 There were a lot of elements to the dish, which made it take a long time to make. But delicious! Close to a curry, it was very comforting. I think I would make a simplified version of this again!

LeahBergen That looks good! 11h
Texreader What a presentation!! Looks amazing! 11h
Butterfinger Wow! 7h
5feet.of.fury I had to google it because I was like “is that pasta on rice??” And it is. Mmmm carbs on carbs. Sounds like an awesome dish & yours looks great! 5h
Catsandbooks @5feet.of.fury 😂 yeah definitely carb heavy, but oh so tasty! now
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Bookworm54
Untitled | Unknown
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Today I made some hawawshi for #FoodAndLit #Egypt

I didn‘t make the bread, we used shop bought pitta.
But these were very tasty! We just had them with some lettuce :)

https://www.egyptianepicurean.com/all/mains/hawawshi

Texreader Yum!! 21h
Simona Looks delicious 😋 21h
BookBabe Looks yummy! 😋 19h
Catsandbooks Tasty! 13h
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Texreader
Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Tuna mechado and Filipino bbq chips. Yes I‘m very late in trying my food from the #Philippines for #foodandlit because no one else in the family found it appetizing. It‘s yummy. So I‘m on my own tonight and glad of it for this meal. @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

Sapphire If I had been doing the Philippines, my husband would have insisted on lumpia and pancet! I am curious about the chips! like your dishes too. 2d
Catsandbooks Looks good! 2d
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Last January I was excited for December, thinking I'd celebrate the holiday season with my Filipino friends & their families and get to sample the food. Still no food for me thanks to the 'rona. If I make it home in time on Thursdays I think there's a Filipino food truck near my apartment. 2d
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Texreader
Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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I hate going to a bookstore on the spur of the moment but not remembering what books I want or need for a challenge. So I‘ve started this list to update periodically. I‘ve researched books that look interesting to me for #foodandlit and #readingafrica2022. Thought I‘d share the list because some of these are for hard-to-find countries. @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

BarbaraBB Thanks, this is so useful! I am still filling in many gaps for both challenges. Also, your Haiti choice was a 5⭐️ read for me! 2d
Texreader @BarbaraBB I‘m pretty sure you‘re the reason I chose that book for Haiti! 😁 Thank you! 2d
Christyco125 Is that your shopping list? 🤩 2d
Texreader @Christyco125 mind reader…I cut off the header to the document that says “Books to Buy” 😊 2d
Librarybelle What a great list! 2d
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Butterfinger
Furia | Yamile Saied Mndez
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I can't decide. Memoir vs. #OwnVoices I also have Borges, but I am not sure if it is Ficciones translated or not. How I love this challenge!! #FoodandLit @Catsandbooks @Texreader

Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit the tagged is young adult. 3d
Chrissyreadit Thank you! It sounds like a book I‘d love! I‘m going to see if library has it. 3d
Allylu I read Furia last year for my Argentina book - my daughter challenged me to read at least one book from every Spanish-speaking country. I thought it was good. I gave it 4 stars. You can read my short review if you search for it here on Litsy. 3d
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IndoorDame I‘m always partial to #ownvoices when I have the choice 3d
Butterfinger @IndoorDame normally, I do too, but the other one is written by one of the survivors of the 1972 plane crash. I'm going to have to check them both out of the library. 3d
IndoorDame @Butterfinger oh, that does sound really interesting. I‘ll look forward to your review if you end up reading that one 3d
Catsandbooks Looks like you have some good ones! 3d
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LitsyEvents
Imagining Argentina | Lawrence Thornton
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Texreader Fantastic! Thanks for posting and to @IndoorDame for finding it! 3d
Chrissyreadit @IndoorDame 🙌🙌🙌 1d
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LitsyEvents
Ficciones/ Fictions | Jorge Luis Borges
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IndoorDame I Love Borges! Excited to read with you guys next month! 3d
Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 3d
Texreader Whoohoo! Thanks for sharing! 3d
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Jerdencon
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My copy is finally in and I can join the #foodandlit #buddyread
And I‘ve already reserved the book for next month!
@Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

Texreader Whoohoo! 3d
Catsandbooks Yay!! 🎉 3d
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