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lele1432
Witches | Brenda Lozano
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I love this cover! This works for #ScarathlonDailyPrompts #PhotoChallenge Day 13: #Witch as well as an option to read #WomenInTranslation.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter

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charl08
Thirsty Sea | Erica Mou, Clarissa Botsford
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rockpools I‘ve just started this one. It‘s great! 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Pickpick

#womenintranslation
Another short one in translation. I have a thing for French novels. I enjoyed this. There are so many moral topics brought up. I didn't read the intro so may have missed if the author was sending a message. The main character is likable even as she uncontrollably tries to ruin lives as she manipulates to get the life she wants. As I get older the more I cringe at predatory relationships and there is 1 here.

Librariana I knew this title looked familiar! 🧐 Ok, so if you wouldn't mind humoring me as I take you on this mental roller-coaster... I recently added a book to my never-ending TBR list (which I'll tag below) and added only after reading about its author on a Publishers Weekly article. She found inspiration for it from reading criticism on midcentury novels by French children... and Bonjour Tristesse was one of the titles mentioned! 3mo
Librariana I hope my comment ⬆️ made sense! 😆 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana oh that is so interesting! The narrator is I believe 17 throughout this book. I will have to look into this. I have read a few books this year about French teen girls and find them fascinating. 3mo
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Librariana Not that I'm being critical on your reading choice! Not in the slightest ☺️ I found it quite fascinating that the author of 《Tristesse》was 19 when the book was published! 3mo
Librariana Let me share the link to the article I'm referencing so that my blathering (lol!) will make a wee bit more sense - https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/90025-yiyu... 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana I didn't realize she was that young! The book has a lot of self reflection and wavering in it and this actually makes a lot of sense. It is very atmospheric, makes me curious how her writing evolves. 3mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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A day full of tedious data entry & decision updates means a creativity break was in order. I finally made my August #bookspinbingo board. Thanks to #WomenInTranslation month, my theme is loosely "travel" but it's starting to feel more like "Get me out of here, I want to go anywhere & everywhere".?

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Looks great!!! 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Goodbye Tsugumi | Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich
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This has been the most disappointing of my #womenintranslation reads this month.
The characters were such a drag I didn't want to pick the book up. A book that should have taken me an afternoon to read stretched to over a week. The book revolves around the main character and her ill and rude cousin. I was annoyed by the amount of times the cousin called people stupid, idiot, ugly, dumb, and more. It was painful.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Out | Natsuo Kirino
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#alphabetgame #letterO @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#womenintranslation
A book I don't see much but is incredible! A group of women who work together have to solve a problem. Set in industrial Japan.

BarbaraBB Great choice! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#alphabetgame #letterL @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

A gorgeous Latin novel filled with recipes. Such a classic and one I think about every year during #womenintranslation month.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks great! 💙📚 4mo
Librariana This is one I've not read... yet 😁😊 3mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana it's so good! Very sweet. 3mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Happening | Annie Ernaux
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#womenintranslation #nonfiction
This is a brutally honest memoir about Ernaux's abortion she had in the 60's when abortion was still illegal in France. She was a young college student and very determined. The writing is wonderful, not overly emotional but still very descriptive. It is a short piece, just under 100 pages but highly impactful.

ChaoticMissAdventures Also on table swatches for the new couch, dusty rose is starting to look brown to me? I did not like it then I did now I am back to no? LOL. 4mo
Librariana Ooooo (but my Spanish-speaking brain is thinking uuuuu!) that slightly darker teal shade looks divine! Very scrumptious! 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Librariana right? So pretty! I am afraid I already have too much teal it is the main color in the rug in that room. Furniture is hard! 4mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I absolutely love Han Kang.
I recommend everything she reads and preorder everything of hers that gets translated.
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💛 4mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Goodbye Tsugumi | Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich
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#womenintranslation #alphabetgame #letterg
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I had hoped to finish this a couple of days ago for G day but honestly it has been a bit of a slog. Will definitely finish it but I am wondering if this was the best Yoshimoto book to begin with.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have never read anything by this author… 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was researching women in translation and she came up over and over as someone to read out of Japan. 4mo
MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward Highly, highly recommend giving her title Kitchen a read. Her books can be very unique. Kitchen is probably a little more universally relatable without prior knowledge of Japanese etiquette and culture. 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward I will try that one! This was my 3rd Japanese book this month for Women in Translation month and the one I liked the least but I would like to try another of hers thanks! 4mo
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