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melissajayne
Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My #bookspinbingo card for January. The blank spaces are for library books and/or #readingeurope selections.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 11mo
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melissajayne
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Pickpick

4⭐️ A nice ending to a trilogy; may buy the series so that it can become a holiday tradition in the near future and to truly enjoy the series. #2021 #fiction #bookreview #bookstagram #middlegrade #christmas #averymerryreadathon #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 +41pts #readingeurope #finland🇫🇮

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 11mo
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DGRachel
Africa | David Petersen
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@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Question on the challenge-is it “cheating” to use the same book for multiple countries? I have several that touch at least three countries.
#readingafrica2022

BarbaraBB I wouldn‘t think so. Africa is BIG and it takes all we can to finish this challenge 😉 12mo
DGRachel @BarbaraBB It is a daunting challenge! 😅 12mo
Texreader I was a stickler during #readingeurope and insisted on reading one book per country. Then there was #readingasia and that‘s pretty impossible partly because of the dearth of books for some countries but because there are so many countries. So I caved and now I‘m all for reading books that cover multiple countries. 😁 12mo
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DGRachel @Texreader #readingasia was the first I participated and I did the one per country but it was hard and I forced my way through a lot of stuff I hated. Just looking at the #readingafrica list feel so overwhelming and I doubt I‘ll finish if I had to do one per country. I‘ll try, but if I don‘t HAVE to, there will be less stress. 12mo
Librarybelle I think the beauty of this challenge is to do whatever works for you! Next year I think will be harder than this year in that not as many books and authors are represented exclusively for a specific country. There may be books that cover several countries that are really the only way to read about those countries! @BarbaraBB 12mo
BarbaraBB @DGRachel @Texreader @Librarybelle I completely agree, we should make it as easy and fun as we can since it is going to be a tough challenge otherwise! 12mo
bnp Thanks for the tag. I am not signing up this year, but may stop by when my travels take me this way. 12mo
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melissajayne
Shoes for Anthony | Emma Kennedy
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ While I liked that the author took a risk in having the book from the point of view of a boy, I really think that it wasn‘t a great success. The story itself is interesting, but I think if she had written from the point of view of the character as an adult, it would have been more effective. #2021 #bookstagram #bookreview #fiction #historicalfiction #wwii #readingeurope #Wales🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #readingeurope2021 #bookspinbingo

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melissajayne
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Pickpick

4.5⭐️ I really liked the book and that the author stuck with one point of view rather than the duel POV of The Gown, which I also enjoyed. I also liked that it didn‘t feel trite and that she used a different aspect of the #holocaust, one that should be explored more in #wwii novels. The author‘s note was really helpful. #2021 #bookstagram #bookreview #fiction #historicalfiction #readingeurope #Italy 🇮🇹 #bookspinbingo #readingeurope2021

SilversReviews LOVED this book. 1y
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Julsmarshall
Last Night in Nuuk | Niviaq Korneliussen
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This was a strange book with an unusual format. At times it felt like a collection of short stories at others it felt like a novella. It tells the stories of a group of friends and lovers searching for identity and acceptance in Nuuk, a town in Greenland. I read this for #ReadingEurope #Greenland and while I‘m a bit unsure of it, I will definitely remember stick with me.

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Julsmarshall
Fair-Play | Tove Jansson
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Pickpick

Lovely to read this quiet, contemplative book of stories on this stormy afternoon. I understand why it is a classic, a peek into to the lives of two artists that live and work together. In their time they were seen as companions but it seems so obvious that they love and care for each exceeded the false boundaries of the time. #ReadingEurope #Finland

vivastory Great review! Jansson is definitely a favorite. Have you read 2y
Gissy Beautiful cover!😍 2y
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Texreader
The Names of the Dead | Kevin Wignall
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Today‘s Audible deal of the day. I really liked this book (my review is in the previous post under the tagged book) when I read it last year for the #readingeurope challenge. This book worked for both #Serbia and #Croatia (and I believe several more).

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Hestapleton
Procrastinator | Julia Cook
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I have been procrastinating on a time-intensive, mind-numbing project for WAAAAY too long. Anyone have a GRIPPING audiobook recommendation to encourage me to put in the hours? Bonus points if it fits a prompt for #pop21, Reading Women, #booked2021, #readingasia, #readingeurope or Read Harder!

Mrs_B Good luck! 2y
Hooked_on_books I recently finished Deacon King Kong on audio and found it griping and superb. Hopefully it (or something else) will work for you! 2y
c.gonzalez86 Couple weeks i finish an audio that left me on My toes. Its a thriller and suspence. Its called SLEEP TIGHT. its in Kindle 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Untitled | Unknown
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For those of you who like to buy ebooks, this is a good website for deals. Linked here is the literary fiction options for today, some of which may help for #foodandlit #readingasia #readingeurope and #readtheworld. Friday is the big day, but usually they have good ones throughout the week, too. You can sort by retailer if you don't use Kindle. Happy shopping!
https://earlybirdbooks.com/litfic-1225