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Lauredhel
Dyed and Buried | Livia Day
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I love Livia Day's Tasmanian cosy murders! This one centres around a mystery wedding dress designer, an upcycling/dyeing boutique, a hit-and-run, a dye bath used for other than its intended purposes, and a former wedding planner trying to put her life back together in the wake of her criminal husband. Can't wait for the next one, Drop Dead in Red. Only a month to wait!

Lizpixie This sounds brilliant! I‘ll have to look up her other cozies too🙌 #stacked 4d
Lauredhel @Lizpixie I love the Café La Femme series! Some of the rest of her work (as Tansy Rayner Roberts) has a cosy-ish feel too even though not mystery genre. 4d
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sarahbarnes
The Followers | Rebecca Wait
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I‘ve missed Litsy! 😊 I really admired the way Wait brings readers into the cult that is the center of this story. It‘s a quiet, not dramatic, depiction of events and that really makes it more horrifying. And yet, the resilience of humans comes through to make the story powerful instead of bleak. I‘m excited to read her new book when it comes out here!

Chelsea.Poole Great photo! 4d
BarbaraBB So good to see you back here. Really missed you. For example for being a feeder of my tbr 😉 #stacked 4d
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB thank you! 😊 And the feeling is mutual! 📚 4d
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BarbaraBB
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Faloyin wants to break stereotypes of modern Africa in this book and wow, he does. I felt ashamed reading certain parts. For the colonial past in which my country participated actively, for never really listening to the lyrics of Band Aid, for museums with collections based on stolen works, etc. Like @thereflectiveflaneur says in his review, this book should be required reading for everyone.

Tagging my #ReadingAfrica2022 pals 🇪🇷

Cinfhen Sounds powerful! #stacked 6d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen And very readable and funny too, it‘s so well written! 6d
Andrew65 Thanks for the tag, will search this one out. 6d
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Bookwormjillk Thanks, I'm going to look for this! 6d
Cinfhen Which countries does it cover? 6d
Cinfhen lmk if you still need a copy of Lucy By the Sea! Im happy to get it for you when I‘m in the states 6d
Itchyfeetreader Thanks for the tag - I have failed this challenge badly this year but still will@persevere over next as well! 6d
Texreader Thanks for the tag!! 6d
Hooked_on_books Sounds interesting! I think this one came out pretty recently and I thought it might be too similar to one I‘ve already read, but now I may need to revisit that decision. 6d
Ruthiella I want to rewrite the lyrics to “Do They Know it‘s Christmas” every time I hear it. 6d
Sophronisba Ooh, my library hold on this one just came in. 6d
KristiAhlers Oh wow. Thanks for sharing. I‘m totally going to look for this one 6d
Librarybelle I snagged an arc from the publisher but have not had a chance to read it…I need to move this up my tbr list! 6d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen many are mentioned but it really counts for all of them. 6d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen That is so kind! You have so much on your mind, please take care of yourself and your family. I will get a copy of Lucy soon, I‘m sure ❤️😘 6d
BarbaraBB @Itchyfeetreader it certainly is no failure! 6d
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books It was published quite recently indeed. I really think you‘d like it though I don‘t know if it will be similar to the one you are referring to 6d
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I was so young back then and never paid much attention but they are exactly what the author means by stereotyping. And completely beside the truth 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6d
Vansa Really want to read this book! Lovely review 6d
DisneyFan Oh, I‘ll add this to my list. Thanks for sharing. 6d
Cinfhen Don‘t order it Barbara- it‘ll be an early bday present 😘 6d
thereflectiveflaneur @BarbaraBB I am soooo glad you loved this text!!!! If you like this one I wonder if you have read Arundhati Roy‘s ‘My seditious heart”? That collection of her non fiction essays is life changing!!! Truly the literature (non fiction) equivalent of drop the mic! 6d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thank you dear Cindy, I won‘t ❤️. Thinking of you and your family 😘 5d
BarbaraBB @Vansa @DisneyFan I hope you‘ll love it when you get to it 🤍 5d
BarbaraBB @thereflectiveflaneur I will definitely check that out, I loved her ages ago when she wrote 5d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I hope it is not too late but my sister bought me a copy 🤞🏽🤞🏽 Just got it. ❤️ 3d
Velvetfur Thank you for the tag, that book sounds so good! I'll definitely check it out one day 😂 2d
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rockpools
A Decline in Prophets | Sulari Gentill
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This week‘s #bookreport

I‘m still reading A Decline in Prophets, set on luxury cruise ship RMS Aquitania in 1932. Rowly and his bohemian artist friends are travelling home, but fellow passengers keep getting killed off…

Love the time and place and newspaper snippets.

These were some of the ghost ships lurking in the bay here during lockdowns, definitely not looking like Aquitania!

Happy weekend, all.

Cinfhen Your tagged book sounds excellent- #stacked and I love the accompanying photo 😍wishing you a wonderful weekend xx 1w
squirrelbrain Have a great weekend Rachel! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Happy weekend to you too! 1w
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Megabooks
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This book was heartbreaking. Set against the backdrop of Ueno Station where the 1964 Olympics took place, the novel follows the tragic life of Kazu, a man who worked construction on the buildings there and died in its homeless encampments as an elderly man. There is a lot of Japanese history woven into his struggle, too. Grab the tissues (and Google). This won last year‘s National Book Award for literature in translation, and it‘s deserving.

BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging me. I cannot believe I haven‘t read this one. I passed Ueno Station all the time last week ❤️. And I love that edition! 2w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2w
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB that‘s really cool! And this is one of the times I definitely prefer the US cover! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yay! Enjoy! 2w
Megabooks @TrishB thank you! 2w
BarbaraBB Absolutely, this cover is much better than the UK one! 🥰 2w
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julesG
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Totally blaming this on @RaeLovesToRead

RaeLovesToRead Woo! 🥳🥳🥳 Another one for #blameitontherae ( @The_Penniless_Author ) Such a pretty cover! Hope it's a good read 😊 3w
julieclair Oh my… the cover and the title were all I needed to know I wanted to read this. Then I read the description and I was a goner. My kind of book! Added to my stack. 😀 3w
julesG @RaeLovesToRead can't put it down 3w
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julesG @julieclair Same for me. @RaeLovesToRead showed it while trying to choose the next book club book and I was sold. 3w
Oryx Beautiful 3w
Lizpixie Oh this looks and sounds marvelous! #stacked 3w
TrishB This sounds great. Tag me in your review to see if it meets expectations. 3w
julieclair Looking forward to your review! 3w
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jlhammar
The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven | Nathaniel Ian Miller
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Good audiobook. Inspired by a real man who, in the early 1900s, left his life in Stockholm to live in the Arctic. His face is disfigured in a mining accident and thereafter builds a hut and lives mostly in isolation (as a trapper) for the rest of his life. The hut still stands, little else is known.

The fictionalized Sven is a great character. He loves books, loves his dog. A story full of heart and adventure as well as quiet and solitude.

Megabooks You have me intrigued. #stacked 3w
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AnneCecilie
The Colony | Audrey Magee
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This is a quiet book that crawled under my skin without me realising it before well into the novel.

Two strangers arrive at the island; the Englishman (painter) and the Frenchman (linguist). The strangers do their things and the islanders do their best to make it as comfortable as possible for the strangers.

A book about colonialism, conquer and conquered, how it‘s easier to save someone/thing far away, who defines who you are

AnneCecilie and the outside world will also catch up with you. This was on this year‘s Booker Longlist but didn‘t make it to the shortlist. I loved this one and am now curious to find out how good the shortlist is. 3w
Cinfhen This was my favorite from the longlist!! I‘m pretty disappointed with the shortlist 😟 3w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen This was the first book I completed from the longlist so I try to keep positive regarding the shortlist. But in the past, some of my favourite books have been books on the longlist not making it to the shortlist 3w
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jlhammar This will definitely be among my favorite reads of the year. So glad you enjoyed it. I liked her previous novel too (though not quite as much as The Colony). 3w
AnneCecilie @jlhammar I want to read more by her after this book. I will keep my eyes out for her debut. 3w
BarbaraBB Great review. Well said how it slowly and unnoticed crawled under your skin. @jlhammar thanks for pointing out her debut. #stacked! 3w
sarahbarnes Great review. I really loved this one - so sad it didn‘t make the shortlist. 3w
squirrelbrain Like others, I can‘t believe that this didn‘t make the shortlist. Lovely review! 3w
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Cinfhen
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I DEVOURED this book - even when I wasn‘t listening I was either thinking about it or telling others about it. Much more than just Donor 150‘s story. Chrystal‘s mom was such a dynamic personality- I was enthralled by her. Debra, yearned to have a child, but as a single gay woman in 1980s California, she had few options & still Debra always found a way to get what she wanted. Crazzzzy story - fantastic narration- loved it!!!

Cinfhen Great recommendation @Megabooks if you haven‘t read this yet @britt_brooke YOU MUST!!!! 1mo
britt_brooke #stacked Sorry I‘ve been so MIA (again). 1mo
ErikasMindfulShelf I‘m so glad you liked it. I won 10 copies of this book for my book club so we will be reading it this November. 1mo
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Megabooks So glad you loved it!! It‘s definitely in my top 3 memoirs this year! 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s fantastic @ErikasMindfulShelf !!!! It‘s going to make for a great discussion 4w
Cinfhen It might be my favorite memoir this year @Megabooks @britt_brooke 4w
britt_brooke High praise from two of my most reliable: @Cinfhen @Megabooks ! 4w
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BookBosomed1
Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Much like Allen‘s other books, this book is sweet, whimsical, and tender hearted. At the core, the book is about the power of stories to guide (and, sometimes hinder) our lives, especially the power of creating stories with the families we find. If you enjoy magical realism, you‘ll likely enjoy this book. There are some difficult topics briefly mentioned (or hinted at) in the book, so reader be cautious.

kspenmoll My #botm pick. Great review! 1mo
KristiAhlers This is my first time reading her. It‘s the B&N book club selection and I‘m leading book club so that‘s how I ended up reading it. I‘m loving it so far. 1mo
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BookBosomed1 @kspenmoll Thank you! Hope you enjoy. 1mo
BookBosomed1 @KristiAhlers I hope leading the book club is a good experience for you. I have been curious about the B & N book club. Is it open to the public? 1mo
KristiAhlers @BookBosomed1 yes! It‘s normally held first Tuesday of each month as that‘s normally the day new releases drop. But check with your local store they sometimes vary. Ours is held first Tuesday at 7pm. We tend to have great discussions even when the selected title isn‘t a fan favorite. 1mo
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