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Island of a Thousand Mirrors | Nayomi Munaweera
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This little book about Sri Lanka‘s civil war packed a mighty punch. I was a little confused by the characters at first, but I went with it and this book swept me away.

Still working on #ReadingAsia2021 😃

BarbaraBB Happy to hear that! 2mo
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#AlphabetGame Letter G

This book had been sitting on my shelves for years. #ReadingAsia2021 was the reason I finally picked it up and how grateful I am for that. It turned out to be my favorite book of the challenge and an all time favorite. A wonderful mix of Malaysia and Japan.

Graywacke Nice! I found the cultural melange fascinating. 7mo
BarbaraBB @Graywacke Me too, I loved reading about it. 7mo
Centique One of the most unforgettable books I‘ve ever read 😍 7mo
BarbaraBB @Centique We really have similar taste 👯‍♀️ 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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#staycationintime @Meshell1313 @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom

I'm doing countries I've read books for, as I'm limited to 4 hour aeroplane flights.

You can definitely see the influence of #readingeurope2020 #readingasia2021 #ReadingAfrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB - where's next year's going to be? 😂😂😂😘

Bookworm54 Such a good idea! 😍 9mo
BarbaraBB Such a cool world map! Next year you can fill the Americas I think, don‘t you, @Librarybelle ?! 9mo
Meshell1313 Yay! I‘m so glad you like it! #readinggoals! 9mo
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DinoMom Love this 9mo
Librarybelle So awesome, @jenniferw88 ! And, I think we will have to journey to the Americas next year, @BarbaraBB ! 9mo
jenniferw88 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB sorry just realised this could be interpreted as a bit rude - I've presumed you're going to do another continent challenge next year. For all I know, you might want a break from it! (Willing to do a UK counties road trip if you ever fancy a year or 2 off from hosting!) 9mo
Susanita I‘m already collecting titles for the Americas for…whenever. 😎 9mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve been looking at my books with an eye toward reading the Americas next year as well! Glad to know I‘m not alone! 9mo
BarbaraBB Not rude at all Jennifer! Of course there‘ll be another year! After the Americas we‘ve almost finished the world and I‘d gladly do your British road trip!! @Librarybelle 9mo
BarbaraBB @Susanita @Hooked_on_books So am I, happy to hear you are too! I think you‘ll be planning soon too @jenniferw88 😉?! (edited) 9mo
jenniferw88 @BarbaraBB Yes, but I will need clarification please on 'the Americas' as I think you've already done a trip round the United States? Will it be Central and Southern America, or will it include North as well? I confess to buying this one already as it was 99p, and can trust it will be good! @Librarybelle @Susanita @Hooked_on_books ! 🤣 9mo
BarbaraBB I guess north as well but just as a country each, so Canada and the US. And I think it‘ll include the Caribbean. But @Librarybelle should agree too! 😃 9mo
Librarybelle I think it‘s fair to say Canada and the US as a country each, since we did do individual states a few years ago and there was a reading Canadian provinces challenge a couple years ago too. But, each individual country in Central and South America. @BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 @Hooked_on_books @Susanita 9mo
jenniferw88 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 😊😊😊 Currently working on #ukroadtrip2025 but sure I'll start planning this week! 9mo
BarbaraBB 😂💯 9mo
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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 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle Yes, but not easy to listen to … 😥😥 13mo
BarbaraBB Such a dark, dark time for Cambodia 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BarbaraBB Definitely. And very well told from a young girl‘s perspective. 13mo
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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. 1y
Addison_Reads I really enjoyed this when I read it. 1y
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. 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Addison_Reads Awesome! He is such a good writer. 1y
Soubhiville @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll add him to the suggestion list. Thanks! 1y
shawnmooney This sounds great! I just DM‘d you on Goodreads about having another bite-size chat about this one. 😀 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @shawnmooney Yay!! I will message you back really soon! 1y
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Thank You | Amelia Riedler
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TheBookHippie 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 I have the same sentiments ! I love your thoughts and participation 🤍🤍🤍. 1y
LibrarianRyan 🌟❤️😁 1y
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Catsandbooks Love being part of #FoodandLit with you Tammy! ❤️ 1y
BarbaraBB Thank you for adding so much inspiration to #ReadingAsia2021! 1y
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. 1y
Librarybelle Thank you for joining #ReadingAsia2021 and for all of the amazing reading! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. So sweet! 💙💚💜 1y
Charityann Aww, thanks!😊 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Litsy Is the best reading inspiration! This is amazing! 1y
ElizaMarie Congrats on a great reading year! 1y
TheSpineView Thanks! 1y
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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 🤍 1y
Chrissyreadit This sounds so sad. 1y
Librarybelle Yay! Great job on the challenge! 1y
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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 1y
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