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craftysilicate
The Outcast Hours | Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin
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I was very excited to see Genevieve Valentine had a story in here, and it did not disappoint me.

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Taylor
The Secret of Evil | Roberto Bolao
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Outstanding, I love stuff like this. A composite of the works found on Bolaño‘s hard drive after he had passed. These are stories; the beginnings of novels; lectures; experiments.

A lot of the reviews I read say these are supplementary writings, for Bolaño completists. For me that‘s not the case, as I find it to be work in which he‘s pushing himself the most, constantly striving for something fresh and interesting to put on the page.

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BBooks
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Incredibly smart short stories with a SyFi touch

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staci.reads
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Mehso-so

In this collection of short stories inspired by the works of Jane Austen, there are some hits and some misses. I enjoyed most the stories that expanded on the perspectives of some of the more minor characters. I enjoyed less the modernizations.

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CindyH
Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout
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Enjoyed this very much. Can‘t wait to read another of her books.

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thebookbutterfly1
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America | Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert, Justina Ireland, Rita Williams-Garcia, Rene Watson, Lamar Giles, Coe Booth, Varian Johnson, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Tochi Onyebuchi, Liara Tamani, Jay Coles, Leah Henderson
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So happy there is a book like this out there now. I feel like a lot of people of color have felt this way at some point. I wish they had a book like this when I was in middle and high school since I always felt like I didn't fit in with my peers. It's crazy how as an adult I am just now starting to feel comfortable being who I am no matter what people think about me 👑

WomanistBibliophile Yes, I feel the same way 🌸 11h
thebookbutterfly1 @WomanistBibliophile yes this is such a relatable emotion. I wish that there were more open conversations regarding this subject and feeling this way within our community. 11h
lele1432 Yep! Exactly 7h
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Sace
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Ich lese Deutsch!

This is actually from the book Ferien in Frankfurt, the sequel to the tagged book. I'm sure that for the native German speaking #littens it's comically simple, but it's just my speed. Though I admit it's not a real page turner plot wise. 🤣

Now if only my listening comprehension was good. Lesen ist einfach. Hören ist schwer.

Hazel2019 This is great! I‘ve been looking for something like this! 😀 19h
Sace @Hazel2019 it's a great series. The author has a lot of easy German readers and I think an audio option is available. I should probably take advantage of that 😂 19h
julesG I could read a book for you, for your listening practice. 18h
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julesG Or we could Skype? Just offering. 18h
Sace @julesG Let me think about it? (and check out Skype on a chromebook) Sadly, I am not a real tech person so I still learn the old fashioned way (and I'm really shy with new people face to face.) I am looking up videos on YouTube (like Nicos Weg and Die Küchenschlacht) and I'm trying to find German shows on Netflix. Aber danke! 18h
julesG I love Küchenschlacht. May I recommend some children's TV? There is this wonderful "We explain the world to you" kids' show "Die Sendung mit der Maus". It has its own internet page with a lot of wonderful short film explaining how things are made, come into being, etc. Might be worth a try. Www.wdrmaus.de 18h
Sace @julesG ganz toll! Danke! Ich mag die Kinderprogrammen (did that make any sense?) 16h
Sace @julesG about the only part of Küchenschlacht I sort of understand is the beginning where the contestants say where they are from. Even then I miss names and ages. I do pick up food Vokabeln here and there. 16h
julesG Kinderprogramme sind toll. Damit habe ich, als Kind, Englisch gelernt. 15h
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azulaco
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read P.D. James before. I‘m not sure how I made that omission, but I decided to give this book a try over Christmas. I liked it, but didn‘t love it. I think I‘m just more used to Agatha Christie‘s lighter style. To be fair, I liked these stories enough to want to give a James full-length novel a try before I make a final judgement on her writing. I‘d still recommend this collection.

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Reggie
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This was great. One of the best all round horror short story collections I‘ve read. There‘s really not a weak one in the bunch. This is translated from Spanish and is Mariana Enriquez‘s horror valentine to everything Argentina. Its culture, its politics, its land, its history, its people. From haunted houses, to environmental monsters, to the hikikomori, to ritual sacrifice, every one of them feels fresh (or rotted) through this Argentinian lens.

vivastory Uh, yes please! You're flying through your books! 🙌📚🤘📚 2d
Reggie @vivastory lol, no. Small Game Hunting took almost all day yesterday. Mental note: books over 400 pgs are not ideal for readathons. This book, though, was amazing. The translator for this book was the same for Fever Dream and what she writes in here on her translators note is just amazing. You can tell the huge amount of respect she has for Enriquez‘s work. 2d
Nute I didn‘t think that I wanted to read this, but now I do! 1d
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vivastory I hear ya about the 400 pages. I spent most of yesterday with the Octavia Butler. I think I might have this one on my shelves, I'll have to look around later 1d
ravenlee I‘ve learned that I do better in readathons with shorter books, or reading chunks of a bigger book interspersed with more digestible, bite-size reads. 1d
batsy Great review! I've been wanting to read this for so long, ugh! When will I, lol 😭 22h
Reggie @ravenlee I know better but the two almost chunkster a were calling my name. Lol 22h
Reggie @Nute they‘re very atmospheric and gothic. There is some gore so just be prepared. I hope you like it if you read it. 22h
Reggie @batsy Lol, I don‘t know, but you‘re in for a treat!!! 🍭 22h
ravenlee Sometimes you pick the book, sometimes the book picks you. 😆 15h
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