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jenniferw88
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#pop22 #hugoawardwinner @Cinfhen @Abailliekaras @Kalalalatja @Cortg @KarenUK @Megabooks @RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain @Laughterhp

I think this would be a good intro to Ken Liu's work if you were unsure whether you'd like him or not.

Thanks @Leniverse for sending it me in the #speculativespringswap!

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BarbaraBB
Trust | Hernan Diaz
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This was much more fun than I expected. I enjoyed the story in the story in the story and although I guessed the final twist early on this still was an enjoyable read about the American financial market in the fist quarter of the 20th century.

It wouldn‘t have made my #BookerPrize2022 shortlist though!

BarbaraBB Also I used this one for the Duology prompt in #pop22. Not sure what a duology is but I think I could use two books with a similar title. @KarenUK @RaeLovesToRead @Cortg @Laughterhp @Cinfhen @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 3d
Megabooks Yes! This was a favorite from the list and an excellent audiobook. Great review!! 3d
Megabooks A duology as far as I know is two-book series 👍🏻 3d
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BarbaraBB @Megabooks Oops then this is foul play 😃 3d
sarahbarnes Agreed - I liked this one more than I expected for sure. It was a fun read. 3d
squirrelbrain I liked this one too, but it‘s not really stayed with me since reading it. 3d
Cinfhen I liked this one but it hasn‘t made such a lasting impression…honestly only a handful from the longlist have and NONE made the shortlist 🤪 3d
jlhammar I'll put this in the “maybe someday“ category. My husband read and disliked Diaz's debut, In the Distance, so much that I've been scared off of him. Great review! 3d
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen It won‘t be really memorable I think. My fave on the shortlist is The Trees I guess. I also loved Oh William but it doesn‘t feel like a Booker winner 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
Cathythoughts I‘m nearly finished Trust. I actually Love it. I loved In the Distance too. I‘m looking forward to The Trees. 2d
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BarbaraBB
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My #pop22 update for Q3. Just eight books in three months and six more to go to finish the challenge. Quote positive I‘ll manage it, I have even planned those six reads.

RaeLovesToRead I think I've only done about 8 prompts 😬 Oh well, I still love taking part! 3d
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead It‘s fun anyhow! 3d
RaeLovesToRead What did you read Decagon house for? 3d
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BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead Set in the 1980s! 3d
Cortg I still have probably 15 to go. I most likely won‘t finish, but that‘s ok. I‘m currently making my way through 3, so maybe! 3d
squirrelbrain Great choices! I think I have about 6 or 7 left too…I‘ll have to check my spreadsheet. 😁 3d
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Lots of updating to do I guess after your reading retreat without spreadsheet 😉😘 3d
Cinfhen I‘ve got one left!!! Hugo Award Winner!! 3d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen That‘s a tough one, I need that one too. I planned to read 3d
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Lizpixie
Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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Bk1 of #Scarathlon2022 & #20in4 #readathon is done! Loved this full cast recording of a comp of Sandman GN inc: The Song Of Orpheus, Brief Lives & Worlds End. Brilliant stories told by a brilliant actors. 5⭐️ #WordSearch #LittenListenBingo #AutumnAtoZ #31x31 #Spookaween #Pointsathon #AutumnBingo #JustALittleSpookish #StabbyBingo #NoShameReadathon #OctoberReadathon #Thrillathon #TheHauntingOfReadersHouse #BooktrovertBingo 👇 #TeamSlaughter 2,381pts

Catsandbooks Woo! 🖤 4d
DieAReader 🎉🎉 4d
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Clwojick Awesome! Way to go! 4d
TheSpineView Fantastic 4d
Ann_Reads Wow! Good for you! 🎃👍 4d
aperfectmjk Get it girl!!! 👏 4d
Texreader YAY for AtoZ! You are going to rock this scarathlon again this year!! Go Teammate!! 3d
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jenniferw88
The Deep | Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
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Cortg Awesome! This was such a unique read! ❤️ 4d
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KarenUK
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A really lovely collection of stories. Almost every story shines. I really get such warmth from Jess‘s writing. There are unexpected human connections, touches of romance and hopeful moments.They are affectionately witty and beautifully poignant. Definitely get warm fuzzy feelings from these….💕📚
#pop22 #advanced #twinnedcities #parisandrome

@cinfen @barbarabb @megabooks @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @alisiakae @cortg @laughterhp @raelovestoread

BarbaraBB Sounds great! 6d
squirrelbrain It does sound good! 6d
Cortg Love it! 6d
kbuggle Just picked this hold up from the library- really looking forward to it! 5d
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lele1432
Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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Reviewing Queenie reminded me I never reviewed Luster smh! Queenie was kind of what I hoped this would be. It follows a twenty-something black woman as she entangles herself in the open marriage of an older white couple. The stark, deadpan, stream of consciousness writing made me feel disconnected from the MC, and I felt like I didn‘t get to know her outside of poor life decisions and gratuitous sex. A quick read but not for me. #BOTM #pop22

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lele1432
Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Finally got around to reading this one! This is what I‘d hoped Luster would be. Yes, Queenie is a black millennial whose life is a train wreck, but shining light on her mental health struggles made it more relatable. A mental breakdown, family views on therapy, career woes, lack of motivation, racism, unhealthy relationships with sex, mother-daughter relationship dysfunction and more are all explored in this ultimately touching novel. #BOTM #pop22

AmyG Hi! USPS tracking said they left the package on your porch. Just want to confirm you got it. Thanks!!! 1w
lele1432 @AmyG yayyy I see it!! I‘ll go get it now, thanks so much! (edited) 1w
AmyG Thanks for letting me know! 1w
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jenniferw88
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As I tend to start Globle with #centralafricanrepublic, I thought I ought to read the book I chose for it! #ReadingAfrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

If you are pro-poaching this may open your eyes a bit. If you're anti-, this may not be a good choice for you.

#pop22 #tigers (mentioned 3 times, so I'm counting it) @Cinfhen @Cortg @Laughterhp @Megabooks @KarenUK @squirrelbrain @RaeLovesToRead

It's in need of some editing though.

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jenniferw88 @AllDebooks if we want to do conservation in other countries, this may be a good intro. #naturalitsy 2w
AllDebooks Thank you for the tag. I'll make a note x 2w
jenniferw88 @Abailliekaras couldn't remember your new handle so this is why you have your own comment on this post 🤣🤣😘 2w
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Librarybelle I‘ll probably pass on this one…good review! 2w
Cinfhen I still need this country!! Thanks for the heads-up 😘 2w
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen definitely a #borrownotbuy if you can! 2w
Cinfhen Il look to borrow - thanks 💗 2w
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Cortg
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I learned a lot from this read! It‘s basically a ton of research done in a graphic novel format, interviewing a variety of people living an LGBTQIA+ lifestyle. Individuals discuss their views on various gender topics. There‘s no one way to live your life and there‘s no right or wrong way to perceive your gender identity. A wonderful resource for everyone ❤️
#pop22 ~ a book about gender identity

Megabooks I used this too and enjoyed it! 3w
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