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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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4thhouseontheleft I love this book! 18h
curiouserandcurioser @Texreader love this!! Have you seen the movie? Its so good!! 16h
Catsandbooks 😂😂 14h
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DGRachel
Tears of the Giraffe | Alexander McCall Smith
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I loved the first book in this series, but I remember struggling with this one 20 or so years ago and bailing. I picked it up on audio as my book for #botswana for #readingafrica2022. The narrator is brilliant and while I felt the story dragged in places, the narrator made the difference in this being a pick versus a DNF. I‘d recommend this for the narrator alone, but I do love the main characters, too.

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Chelsea.Poole
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This is why #NYWD is so grand — I‘ve discovered an excellent read that was completely unknown to me prior to appearing on @Mitch ‘s list. Memory is an inmate in a Zimbabwean prison. She‘s writing her life story to someone who may be able to help her out of her situation, which allows readers to gain insight into her tragic childhood, and series of events that led Memory to where she is now. Tragic. My second read for #NewYearWhoDis

vlwelser It even matches your decor. 😍 2d
Mitch So glad it was a positive discovery! I love #newyearwhodis! 20h
Mitch I‘m about half way though Betty and I‘ve shed tears! 20h
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White Lotus | Libbie Hawker
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This is the first in a trilogy about the decline of Ancient Egypt. The main character is purchased from her Thracian mother who cannot survive and feed her remaining children otherwise, to a man who wants to educate and develop her into a consort for Egypt‘s wealthy men. Fortunately her “work” is never described in detail. My only complaint is that the reason the MC‘s only friend turns against her is beyond the MC‘s control. Interesting read.

Librarybelle Great review! 2d
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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BarbaraBB I just started this one too. I read one chapter and am wondering if it‘s YA? 2d
Librarybelle Nice! It has a high rating on Litsy! 2d
Daisey I have the young reader‘s edition in my class library and am planning to finally read it this year! 2d
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Autumn, All the Cats Return | Philippe Georget
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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward 😍 What a great way to get a Monday buzz! 2d
BarbaraBB Gorgeous 🤍 2d
Daisey So cute! 🐝 💕 2d
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Librarybelle So pretty! 2d
Catsandbooks Adorable! 2d
curiouserandcurioser @Texreader this is so adorable-beautiful work!! 2d
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Autumn, All the Cats Return | Philippe Georget
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Audiocrafting tonight. Valentine‘s Day cards are coming together. #litsycrafters #readingafrica2022 #Algiers @Catsandbooks @curiouserandcurioser @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Catsandbooks Love a good pun! 3d
Texreader @Catsandbooks Then you‘re going to love these cards. They are all so cute 3d
Librarybelle So nice!! 2d
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The First Woman | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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This is my first book for #readingafrica2022, and at over 400 pages is a lot chonkier than I normally go for, but it also sounds really interesting, being grounded in Ugandan folklore.
My approach to the reading theme is to focus on authors from African countries I haven't 'visited' before, so currently the map is blank as I've been rather parochial in my reading so far this year and haven't ventured out of Britain.

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Crazeedi
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#JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 #readathon
#FoodAndLit #ReadingAfrica2022 #Egypt #buddyread @Catsandbooks @Texreader @Butterfinger @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
This is the 2nd Christie book I've read. Though quite entertaining, there are other mystery series I've enjoyed more.

Librarybelle I love Agatha Christie, but have not read this one yet! 3d
Catsandbooks Well least it was entertaining! 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
TheAromaofBooks I had some issues with the mystery in this one, but it's one of my favorites as far as Poirot's actual character goes. I like how he tries to stop events from occurring - there is an amazing scene where he warns one of the characters that if they open their heart to evil, evil will come in. I love it! 1d
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BarbaraBB
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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Another tough read. A kind of Kafka in #Egypt. Governments and bureaucracy are hidden behind a gate and people are queuing to ask their questions and requests for all kinds of basic human rights. The gate never opens though and people spend their lives just waiting in line.

#pop22 #NameOfABoardGameInTitle #FoodAndLit #ReadingAfrica2022 🇪🇬
#19822022 #2016 #52BooksIn52weeks #AuthorWithXYZinTheirName

Librarybelle Look at all of those challenge prompts for this one!! 3d
squirrelbrain Wow, so many prompts! Shame about the book…. 😬 3d
Megabooks Sad because it sounds good in theory. Sometimes execution is everything! 3d
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vivastory This has been on my shelves forever... 3d
BarbaraBB @vivastory No rush needed if you ask me, but maybe @Liz_M review makes you think differently! 3d
Liz_M 😉Book twins! 3d
Reggie Oof, sounds rough. 3d
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