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Daisey
Hunger | Knut Hamsun
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this #audiobook. A down on his luck writer sees things go from bad to worse as he runs out of money, slowly sells off his possessions, and becomes increasingly mentally unstable as hunger rules his thoughts. Yet, throughout the story, people do try to help him and he makes incredibly bad decisions. I wanted to feel sympathy, but I just didn‘t. I don‘t quite know what to make of the ending either.

#ReadingEurope2020 #Norway

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Daisey
Independent People | Halldor Laxness
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed the parts of this book about farm life and raising sheep in Iceland in the early 1900s. I wished sometimes that things I considered fairly major events had been described in a bit more detail, and I did not enjoy the more political aspects. Yet overall, this was a wonderful choice for experiencing #Iceland for #ReadingEurope2020.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld #translated #1001books #audiobook #Hoopla

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Daisey
Independent People | Halldor Laxness
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I‘ve been listening to this #audiobook off and on the last few days as I do other things. With all the talk of sheep and life in the wide open spaces of #Iceland it‘s a good listen for a walk. Listening to stories of hard times with starvation looming is not so enjoyable while baking. I also caught up on flagging all the #1001books I‘ve read as I listened as well, and I‘ve decided this is the best way to feel you‘re making progress on the list.

rather_be_reading omg those tags!! 😍 2w
Daisey @rather_be_reading I‘ve only read just over 100, but the flags actually make it feel like I‘m getting somewhere. 2w
batsy I read a digital copy, and I loved it so much. Totally immersive experience. 2w
Daisey @batsy I am very much appreciating it, but I can‘t say I‘m loving it. At the same time I‘ve seems everlasting reviews saying it really all came together in the end. I‘m definitely feeling it is a great choice to experience Iceland. 2w
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this true story of a Salvadoran fisherman who was dragged out to sea by a violent storm — and then spent more than a year adrift in the open sea.

#nonfiction #readtheworld #audiobook

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Pickpick

A powerful, eye-opening memoir about the ways in which Saudi women are silenced and oppressed in their homeland. Manal Al-Sharif became an unexpected activist for a woman‘s right to drive — facing prison time and the loss of her livelihood for speaking out about the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia.

#audiobook #nonfiction #memoir #bookrec #readtheworld

Insightsintobooks I really enjoyed this book when I read it. 2mo
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Daisey
Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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Pickpick

First book of the #Readathon weekend completed! This book includes the stories of three different people in the same apartment building told as confessions. It is stories of the choices and maybe mistakes that they‘ve made and demonstrates how sharing those stories helps them to move forward.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld Israel #translated #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

#MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

MrBook Added! 😁 2mo
Daisey @Cinfhen I‘m not really sure how to describe this novel without giving away any of the confessions, but I did enjoy it. 2mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 2mo
Andrew65 The book definitely sounds interesting. 2mo
Cinfhen I missed this post!! Thanks for tagging me. I‘m adding it to my #TBR ~ thanks 😊 2mo
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My reading slump continued all through October, mostly due to working so many extra hours that I only made time for audiobooks. But November will be different! Work should be slowing down a bit and I‘m going to deliberately carve out time for reading in my schedule.

I may not end up hitting my reading goals for this year, but I think I‘m okay with that.

#readinggoals #readtheworld #bookstack

rmaclean4 Beautiful book ladder! I hate it when work gets in the way of my reading!! I don't think I will hit my yearly goal either...but what great books I have gotten to read this year! 3mo
readtheworld @rmaclean4 Thanks! And same — even if I‘ll be disappointed in not meeting all my goals, I‘m not going to try and cram in a lot of short books to at least hit my total number. I want to enjoy my next two months of reading without that pressure. 3mo
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At Dusk | Hwang Sok-Yong
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I‘m signing off for the night at 19 hours total after reading just a few pages of At Dusk.

Thanks so much to the whole @24in48 team for hosting this fantastic readathon! Can‘t wait for the next one!

#readathon #24in48 #readtheworld #koreanlit

Librarybelle Great job! 6mo
readtheworld @Librarybelle Thanks! Done with the readathon, on to the sleepathon 😴 (edited) 6mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 6mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 6mo
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this short novel set in Zimbabwe — the plot starts out relatively lighthearted and then amps up the stakes.

I have mixed feelings about the ending, which felt a bit abrupt and, in my opinion, wasn‘t fully satisfying in terms of consequences for one character‘s actions. Can‘t say anything else without getting into spoiler territory...

#24in48 #readathon #readtheworld #readdiversebooks #readdiversely

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Pickpick

This novel has been on my list for years, and I finally picked it up last week — and sped through it. It definitely lives up to the hype, staying funny and page-turning until the end. I‘ll definitely be looking out for other books by Maria Semple soon. 📖

#readtheworld #mariasemple #paperback #funnybook #litfic

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