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#LitsyAtoZ
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March was another excellent reading month for me. I read 4 Jane Harper books for #authoramonth, 3 of which are also for #serieslove2024. I read 4 books for #SouthKorea #foodandlit (5 when I finish the tagged book—I couldn‘t squeeze it in for March) and 5 for #readingOceania (Pacific worked for two challenges). XOXO worked for the ever-difficult #letterX for #litsyatoz @Soubhiville @Catsandbooks @Andrew65 @TheSpineView @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Awesome job!! 2w
Catsandbooks That's amazing!! 🎉 👏🏼 💖 2w
TheSpineView Great job! 2w
marleed Oh how fun to binge a series in one month! 2w
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Exiles | Jane Harper
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Pickpick

Aaron Falk has gone to Marralee to undertake his being named godfather for a close friend‘s baby. The event was postponed after a woman disappeared a year beforehand at the annual wine festival. Everyone in this close community wanted to find the woman, and Falk, a Melbourne investigator, inadvertently started following the clues to find her. Third and last in this series, I have come to realize that Harper always has an unexpected twist and ⬇️

Texreader this book was no different. I especially liked how surprising the ending was because it demonstrated well how normal someone can be to the outside world, but quite destructive within a family. #authoramonth #Australia #readingOceania #serieslove2024 (book 3) and #letterE #litsyatoz

@Soubhiville @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @TheSpineView @Andrew65
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Librarybelle Completely agree! 2w
TheSpineView Awesome! 2w
Andrew65 Excellent, I‘m currently enjoying book 2 in this series. 👏👏👏 2w
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Exiles | Jane Harper
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I‘ve been at these ricotta meatballs for almost 1-1/2 hours! Thank heavens for audiocooking. #authoramonth #Australia #readingOceania #serieslove2024 (book 3) and #letterE #litsyatoz

@Soubhiville @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @TheSpineView @Andrew65

tpixie Yum!!! 😋 you‘ve been mothering those meatballs to perfection! (edited) 3w
tpixie Hum another book about Australia named exiles! 3w
TheBookHippie @tpixie I read that one! 3w
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TheBookHippie Yummmmmm 3w
tpixie @TheBookHippie 😀 🇦🇺 3w
kspenmoll Oh YUM!!! 3w
TheSpineView Looks so good! 3w
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 3w
TheBookgeekFrau Looks and sounds delish!! 3w
Tamra Yum! 3w
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Exiles | Jane Harper
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Librarybelle It‘s a good one! 4w
TheSpineView Excellent! 3w
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XOXO | Axie Oh
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I‘m going way outside my comfort zone for my next ebook for #SouthKorea but opted for it because it also satisfies the #letterX for #litsyatoz, which is always hard to find. #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks This one is on my TBR! 1mo
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Zuleikha | Guzel Yakhina
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The great February book haul: I‘m always on the lookout for books for #litsyatoz. And these are literally #letter A to #letterZ

Balibee146 Zuleikha is part of my dog's pedigree name.... I sometimes call her by it if she's being naughty and she gives me The Look when she hears it 🤣 2mo
Texreader @Balibee146 Such an unusual name! I wouldn‘t have guessed it. How cute!! 2mo
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Reading an 11-year-old‘s diary when she‘s a happy child and then suffering the fates of the Bosnian War is tragic and sad. Pages of the diary were published during the war in 1991-93 when she lived in Sarajevo, and she knew she was being compared to Anne Frank. Her writing is exemplary for her age but she never understood why there was a war and why peace wasn‘t coming. She was both hopeful and sometimes suicidal as friends were killed and ⬇️

Texreader families, friends, and neighbors were displaced. From the introduction we learn her family eventually escapes to Paris and from Wikipedia we learn she went to Oxford and now champions the cause of children suffering through war. Of course an inspiration. Reading about war from a child‘s perspective is eye-opening to say the least. I am glad she left us this legacy. #letterZ #litsyatoz 2mo
Librarybelle I read this when it first came out - she is roughly my age, so it was very moving to read about a war in my lifetime by someone my age living through it. 2mo
Texreader @Librarybelle What an experience for a preteen to have read this book while the war was going on. I can tell you I don‘t think I even knew about the war in the 1990s. I was a newlywed and working two jobs. Life was difficult then so the news took the back burner. 2mo
Librarybelle @Texreader Would you believe I think I picked this up at a Scholastic Book Fair? I will say I don‘t have too many clear memories about that war, other than it was on the nightly news that my parents watched. But, her experience living in an active war zone was so striking and helped connect the odd snatches of info I‘d hear on the TV. 2mo
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This once middle class family moved a wood stove found in the attic into the kitchen because electricity is out more often than it is on. And this is how they are spending the winter. #letterZ #litsyatoz

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RaeLovesToRead
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@Bookish_Viking @KatieRose23

What's this?

Another challenge for 2024?

*YOINK*

Don't mind if I do 😋😁

Only question is... what do I do about books that start with The? Are they T's or do they count for other letters... 🤔

#2024ABCChallenge

Bookish_Viking I tend to disregard the 3 Article words (“the”, “a”, and “an” only) using the first letter of the next word. 2mo
Texreader Same challenge as my #litsyatoz!! Enjoy!! And I ignore articles unless I‘m desperate for a title that starts with i. 2mo
Ruthiella Disregard! That‘s how you do it when shelving fiction, do it makes sense to keep it for a challenge. 2mo
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The_Penniless_Author Never count articles for alphabetizing purposes (#NCAFAP)! 🤓 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Bookish_Viking I've just realised that the book in question has "Golden" in the title for the colour box though, so problem solved! ???? 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Texreader Ooh, nice! I shall use your hashtag too! 😊 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @The_Penniless_Author Thanks! 😄 I'm such a stickler when it comes to... well... anything 😅😅 2mo
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Mimmy is the name of Zlata‘s diary. Cici is her cat. So good that the cat can give an 11-year-old girl peace during war.

#letterZ #Litsyatoz