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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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Hanya Yanagihara is a go to author for me. I love all her books although this was my least favourite. This book had one of the most moving and powerful dying scenes I‘ve ever come across. So insightful. 💚

Reggie Did Charlie make it to the UK or not in the 3rd book? What do you think? 10h
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Sharpeipup
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“Freedom should be freeing, but that doesn‘t mean it can‘t be heartbreaking. “

#quote #endpapers

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Shuna's Journey | Hayao Miyazaki
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Published in Japan in 1983, two years before Studio Ghibli launched, just now published in English, this graphic novel is a gift for fans of the beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki. Inspired by a Tibetan folktale about their staple grain barley, Shuna‘s Journey is a sparely written but beautifully told and richly illustrated fable about the power of interdependence, working in relationship with the land, and sowing the seeds for a brighter future.

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jen_the_scribe
Shuna's Journey | Hayao Miyazaki
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I can‘t believe it took so long for the English translation but I‘m grateful it was published nonetheless. I‘m a huge fan of his work and just had to snag this one when it came out for preorder. It was a quick read, but I tried to savor every illustrated detail and every word. It‘s based on a Tibetan folktale but with Miyazaki‘s magical touch. It was a beautiful, sometimes eerie tale with an important hidden theme and a perfect ending.

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Twainy
The Robots of Gotham | Todd McAulty
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Audible‘s current sale. 🎉 I started with 11. Shaved it down to 7. Agonized!

I didn‘t get Jade War … The Gutter Prayer … The Actual Star for random reasons.

The 4 I bought are above …

It wasn‘t as good as past sales … they were all $7.99 … still that‘s better than a paperback and I don‘t own any of them … all are rated 4.5 - 5 ⭐️ & all are over 20 hours!

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suvata
Novelist as a Vocation | Haruki Murakami
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I read everything Murakami writes as he is my favorite contemporary author. This book is not an instruction manual on how to become a novelist, but it‘s a book that explains Murakami‘s personal process for writing and creativity. It also speaks to other interesting topics related to books and the publishing industry.

4.5 stars, rounded to 5 because it was like meeting an old friend.

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Novelist as a Vocation | Haruki Murakami
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I am really looking forward to the rest of this month (reading-wise).

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PNWBookseller85
Shuna's Journey | Hayao Miyazaki
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Like watching a Ghibli movie. First published in 1985 in Japan and only just now translated into English. It‘s stunning. Stunning stunning stunning. Classic storytelling. Reminiscent of Princess Mononoke and Nausica. So many stars for this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

IndoorDame I just read this one too. So beautiful! 3w
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majkia

Great wrap-up to an excellent and well written series. I'll miss the world she's created.