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Kenyazero
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Le Guin's nonfiction is a delight to read. It was interesting seeing such a wide span of writing intents packed into one book. In the book review essays section, I didn't know most of the books she wrote about, but it was still fun reading each one. #Nonfiction

Used for #GottaCatchEmAll Farfetch'd "neutral colored cover" (the audiobook cover is mostly brown) @PuddleJumper
And #OwlHouseReadathon Lily "someone loves history or architecture"

PuddleJumper ❤️❤️ 2h
BookmarkTavern I need to read this one! 1h
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kwmg40
Reuniting with Strangers | Jennilee Austria-Bonifacio
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An excellent collection of interconnected short stories set in the Filipino-Canadian community. The author explores both the joyous and painful experiences of reuniting with family members after many years apart.

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 68, Lapras: There is a journey)

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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! 5d
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. 5d
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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. 5d
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“. 😄 4d
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kwmg40
Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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A reread of book 2 in the Expanse, one of my favourite sci-fi series. I love this installment for its unlikely friendships: Amos/Prax and Bobbie/Avasarala. The TV adaptation of this novel is even better!

This is the 5th and final book I finished for the #MarvellousMarch readathon. Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!

#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 17, Vespiquen: Woman in charge)

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kwmg40
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Such a charming booking, with a lovely peaceful cover! Of course all the answers are found at the library. 😄

#MarvellousMarch @Andrew65
#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 43, Sinistea: Tea cup on cover)

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PuddleJumper
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Well done everyone! There was a total of 80 books logged and 16 Pokémon caught in March for #gottacatchemall

You guys are amazing!

Koffing and Vespiquen are now tied for most caught Pokémon

@Kenyazero @willaful @Jari-chan @5280reader @Zuhkeeyah @Whollybologna @KateReadsYA @TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna @Laughterhp @SunnieK @coffees

Zuhkeeyah I caught 3 Pokémon this month! I need to update my log. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I really like these prompts!! I'm on to a couple of the more challenging ones for evolving a couple Pokemon so we will see how that goes 😂 2w
Laughterhp I really need to update my log! I think I‘ve caught a few others. 2w
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SunnieK Thank you for this, it‘s fun 2w
Kenyazero Nice! I'm behind on updating on Litsy, but I've mostly kept up on Storygraph. No idea where I am in my progress right now 😆 1w
PuddleJumper @Zuhkeeyah Congratulations! 5d
PuddleJumper @Laughterhp I'm terrible at logging them 🤣 5d
PuddleJumper @SunnieK ❤️❤️ 5d
PuddleJumper @Kenyazero 🤣 I do the same 5d
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kwmg40
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Excellent space opera, with an interesting array of characters and a lot of unexpected twists in the plot. Nice to see that the book received a Hugo Best Novel nomination this year. #hugoawards #hugo2024

#MarvellousMarch @Andrew65
#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 32, Perrserker: Warrior or soldier character)

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Mary lIrlandaise | Maryse Rouy
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This historical novel tells the story of a young Irish immigrant who settles in Quebec in the years leading up to the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837-1838. I enjoyed the story and the author made the description of the historical events much more interesting than those in the history textbooks I had to read when growing up in Quebec.

#MarvellousMarch @Andrew65
#gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper (prompt 33, Perrserker: There is a battle)

Librarybelle Sounds interesting 2w
Hooked_on_books It‘s really too bad that history textbooks tend to be written in such a dry way. I think people would learn so much more, find it interesting, and perhaps apply the lessons of the writing was more engaging. Good that you found this novel! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
Andrew65 Sounds a really interesting read, well done 👏👏👏 2w
kwmg40 @Hooked_on_books I'm sure I would have found History classes in school more compelling if I'd read some historical fiction alongside the history textbooks. When I was taught history (albeit decades ago), it was mostly a listing (and subsequent memorization) of facts. 2w
kwmg40 @Librarybelle @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks Yes, it was a good read indeed. I found the author's exploration of how some of the Irish immigrants interacted with the French Canadians especially interesting. 2w
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Anna and Her Daughters | D.E. Stevenson
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Ruthiella Mrs. Millard was very intriguing! Such a good character. 2w
julieclair The plot was not predictable to me, either. And I loved Mrs. Millard. I‘d like to read a book devoted to her! 2w
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CarolynM Yes, loved Mrs Millard! 2w
Aimeesue Another cheer for Mrs. Millard! I enjoyed her. 2w
Librarybelle I‘m tempted to try one of these Furrowed Middlebrow books one of these days… 2w
LeahBergen Mrs. Millard was great! She was just happy the way she was, wasn‘t she? 2w
LeahBergen @Librarybelle I think you‘d like them! 😊 2w
batsy Adding to the Mrs Millard love! Enjoyed her interactions with Jane. 2w
rubyslippersreads I loved Mrs. Millard, and was glad her pearls were “cured.” 2w
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
kwmg40 @Ruthiella @julieclair @CarolynM @Aimeesue @LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Nice to see so much love for Mrs. Millard. I feel as if I could have used a Mrs. Millard in my life in my younger days! 2w
kwmg40 @Librarybelle Most of the ones I've read have been light and heartwarming books but with enough substance to make them interesting. I've also been enjoying reading books from the 40's and 50's and learning more about everyday life in those times. 2w
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Thanks for stopping by! 2w
Jess_Read_This @Ruthiella @julieclair @CarolynM @Aimeesue @LeahBergen @batsy @rubyslippersreads Here Here to an Augusta Millard spin off book! Though I have to think she‘d tell the lot of us she never wanted to see us again. And jaunt off to Pompeii in research of her next book. 😂 2w
Ruthiella @Jess_Read_This 😂😂😂 2w
Aimeesue @Jess_Read_This oh, she absolutely would. We could expect nothing less. 2w
julieclair @Jess_Read_This I‘d like to follow her to Pompeii! 🤣 2w
kwmg40 @Jess_Read_This You're exactly right! I'm sure August Millard wouldn't have the patience for a spin-off book no matter how much we wanted her in it! 😂 2w
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Yuki_Onna
The Noh Mask Murder | Akimitsu Takagi
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An old seaside mansion. Dark gothic atmosphere. An exotic setting. Sinister locked-room mystery. Depraved and broken characters. A public prosecutor in search of the truth. Unreliable narrators.
Japan, unsettled nation during the aftermath of WWII. Multiple elaborate murders. Elegant, refined prose. An outstanding translation.
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Yuki_Onna Continued:
Eerieness creeps through the pages like the seaside mist underlying the story.
Historical murder mystery, social commentary, character study, domestic thriller, gothic literature.
Maybe the perfect book for the perfect time exists. The Noh Mask Murder has it all.
5/5⭐
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Yuki_Onna Thank you, NetGalley and Pushkin Press, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review! All viewpoints are entirely my own.
#Netgalley #PushkinPress #TheNohMaskMurder #Japan #classics #mystery #lockedroommystery #gothic #WWII #seaside #murder
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Yuki_Onna Perrserker - set during a war (flashbacks) #Gottacatchemall @PuddleJumper

#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Read partly during #MarvellousMarch #readathon @Andrew65 , in which I'm participating. Keeping it simple again and just attempting to read as much as possible 😊
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
PuddleJumper 🙌 🙌 3w
TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
Bookwormjillk Nice! 3w
StaceGhost This sounds like such a perfect beach read— at least it does for creepy ol‘ me lol (edited) 2w
Yuki_Onna @StaceGhost - Well, there's gotta be beach reads for us weird emotional souls, too, right? 😎 It's the perfect beach read for foggy early autumn beach visits 🤔😁 2w
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