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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Set in the time of the Khmer Revolution, this fictional piece draws from the author‘s life. It‘s slow, poetic, and deeply sad. And brutally violent. Coming-of-age in a horrific authoritarian regime.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #readingasia2021 #cambodia #belatedchallenge

Librarybelle Sounds very powerful 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle Yes, but not easy to listen to … 😥😥 3mo
BarbaraBB Such a dark, dark time for Cambodia 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Definitely. And very well told from a young girl‘s perspective. 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I love Ghosh‘s unique style of environmentally conscious fiction. If a book that‘s part travelogue, part social commentary, and part ecological history, interests you then I heartily recommend The Hungry Tide. And the Irrawaddy dolphins (see above) and Sundarban Islands are both central to the story and wholly unique.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2021 #readingasia2021 #bangladesh

Soubhiville Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll definitely check it out. 4mo
Addison_Reads I really enjoyed this when I read it. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Soubhiville You‘re welcome! Ghosh would make a good addition to your Author a Month too. He‘s got a big backlist and is just so good. 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Addison_Reads Awesome! He is such a good writer. 4mo
Soubhiville @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll add him to the suggestion list. Thanks! 4mo
shawnmooney This sounds great! I just DM‘d you on Goodreads about having another bite-size chat about this one. 😀 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @shawnmooney Yay!! I will message you back really soon! 4mo
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Butterfinger
Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 I have the same sentiments ! I love your thoughts and participation 🤍🤍🤍. 5mo
LibrarianRyan 🌟❤️😁 5mo
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Catsandbooks Love being part of #FoodandLit with you Tammy! ❤️ 5mo
BarbaraBB Thank you for adding so much inspiration to #ReadingAsia2021! 5mo
Soubhiville I feel like these could be shots of my challenge reading journal pages! 😁 The Litsy community is truly remarkable in supporting each other. I‘m so glad you‘re here. 5mo
Librarybelle Thank you for joining #ReadingAsia2021 and for all of the amazing reading! 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. So sweet! 💙💚💜 5mo
Charityann Aww, thanks!😊 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Litsy Is the best reading inspiration! This is amazing! 5mo
ElizaMarie Congrats on a great reading year! 5mo
TheSpineView Thanks! 4mo
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Butterfinger
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The writing was choppy and the events of the story were all over the place, but it worked. The narrator was a young girl who lived in a prison for a few years before escaping as a refugee for having an out of wedlock baby. You can tell the anguish and pain went into the making of the book. #Jordan #ReadingAsia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB And that‘s the last one I think! Great job and happy new year Tammy 🤍 5mo
Chrissyreadit This sounds so sad. 5mo
Librarybelle Yay! Great job on the challenge! 5mo
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Butterfinger
Girls of Riyadh | Rajaa Alsanea
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It sort of reminded me of Crazy, Rich Asians with all the education and rich nuances that only those in the know -know. It was written as an expose and I enjoyed getting to know them. #SaudiArabia #ReadingAsia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Sounds interesting 5mo
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Butterfinger
Ghost Month | Ed Lin
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An atmospheric read of the underworld crime set in Taipei #Taiwan I will definitely read more of Ed Lin. He had just the right amount of humor in his thriller. Every page was infused with food detail. #ReadingAsia2021 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

Librarybelle I like reading food passages in books - it‘s a great connection to the setting, I think! 5mo
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Butterfinger
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Right up my alley as a fifth grade science teacher. #Brunei #ReadingAsia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Side note: I have three more - about 600 more pages. (I'm in the middle of all three) I have 10 hours and 40 minutes. 😁

Librarybelle 😁 Good luck!!! 5mo
BarbaraBB You can do it 💪🏽 5mo
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Jess861
Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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I ended 2021 with #ReadingAsia2021 and I'm going to start 2022 with #ReadingAfrica2022. It will be nice to kick of 2022 with a shorter book.

#lastfirst @BookNAround

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