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AnneCecilie

AnneCecilie

Joined July 2016

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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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During a storm, several people find themselves led to the World‘s End inn. They come from many different wolds. They start to tell each other stories to pass the time.

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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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I absolutely love the last sentence in Gaiman‘s afterword.

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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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This brings back memories

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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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Wouldn‘t that be something

UwannaPublishme 😊🙌🏻 1d
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Treacle Walker | ALAN. GARNER
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One day Joe meets Treacle Walker, a trader of rags, and not long after that Joe meets Thin Amren, the big-man. And from this point Joe has some problems with reality and what is there and what isn‘t.

I found this novel playful and I loved the way it was written.
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would

3rd book from the Booker shortlist

3rd book read for #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
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Delirium wants to find her brother Destruction who has been missing some hundred yrs. She asks several of her siblings before Dream agrees to go on the search with her. This is their journey to try and find their brother.

2nd book finished for #20in4 @Andrew65
#BookSpin September @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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Using the blurb on the back since I can‘t describe this book any better.

I loved, loved, loved this. And I will definitely read more of his books

This is the second book from the Booker shortlist that I‘ve read and I will be very happy if this win.

1st book for #20in4 @Andrew65

BarbaraBB I am rooting for it too! 4d
lele1432 I‘ve gotta read this soon! I‘ve loved his satire I‘ve read in the past. Just got the tagged in a recent swap that I‘m excited about as well! (edited) 4d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 Sounds a good recommendation. 4d
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I have my #BookSpinBingo card ready

Both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin are books I bought when I visited Shakespeare and Company in August, and I can‘t wait to read them.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!! 4d
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Among the Shadows | L. M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘ve started Northanger Abbey #PemberLittens and will start the tagged or at least the stories #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

Then I want to read the other books.

I‘ve seen some mixed reviews for Treacle Walker so curious to find out where I stand. The Cost of Living is the second book in Levy‘s “living biography” and I loved her first one. And I want to finish my reading of Sandman, at least the volumes I already own.

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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My #BookSpin, #DoubleSpin and#BookSpinBingo books are ready.

The painting is by Thomas Sanchez and is called El Testigo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
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They arrived in Bath. Catherine was all eager delight; - her eyes were here, there, every where, as they approached its fine and striking environs

(This describes me so well when I‘m traveling especially if it‘s to somewhere new to me.)

#PemberLittens

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#BookReport

I‘m lazy and reusing last week‘s weekly forecast, even though I didn‘t get to everything.

I‘ve read Beautiful Star and Arsenic for Tea.

I‘m currently reading The Trees and Sandman volume 7.

That means that I didn‘t get to Sandman volume 8, 9 and 10. I guess that‘s what happens when the weather change and is suddenly way better than predicted.

So now I got to tease a little bit of what will be on my weekly forecast tomorrow 😊

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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett

“Even if I believed there was a god I wouldn‘t believe that. Less than 1 percent of lynchers were ever convicted of a crime. Only a fraction of those ever served a sentence. Teddy Roosevelt claimed the main cause of lynching was Black men raping White women. You know what? That didn‘t happen.”
“Why do you think White people are so afraid of that?”
“Who knows. Sexual inadequacy, maybe. An amplification of their own desire to rape, which they did.”

AnneCecilie Mama Z puffed out smoke. “But I think rape was just an excuse.” “You think Whites are just afraid of Black men?” “I think it‘s sport.” 5d
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Untitled | Untitled
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But not anything too scary like horror and such, just a little bit of cozy crime.

(Reusing a picture posted on Litsy years ago, not by me)

kspenmoll Too cute! 5d
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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I called Joyce and told her we‘re stuck in Money. She said she wished that was true.

(I couldn‘t help think about Uncle Scrooge when I read that)

batsy Same 😆 5d
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The 2nd book about Wells and Wong and another winner. These books are fast becoming my new favorite series

Daisy is bringing Hazel home over the vacation, and the celebration of her birthday. Guests incl friends from school, her uncle, a friend of her mother‘s and a friend of her brother‘s. During the celebration, one of the guests feels ill and later dies

I didn‘t see that end coming

The next installment is already waiting at me in the library

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Beautiful Star | Yukio Mishima
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Mehso-so

A family believe that they are extraterrestrials and that they all come from different plants. But they want peace on earth. At the same time there‘s another trio who believes that they are also extraterrestrials but they want to exterminate humans.

I never got along with this novel and feel that it kept me at a distance. I don‘t think I got what the author was trying to tell but that might be because I don‘t know enough about Japan and its

AnneCecilie history. To be honest, if I hadn‘t bought this book I probably would have bailed on it. 6d
Hedon Love the cover though. 6d
AnneCecilie @Hedon The cover is amazing, that‘s what drew me to the book in the first place 6d
Librarybelle That cover is pretty cool! 6d
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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“Goddamnit, I hate murder more than just about anything,” said Sheriff Red Jetty. “It can just ruin a day.”
“Because it‘s such a waste of life?” the coroner, Reverend Cad Fondle, asked. […]
“No, it‘s because it‘s a mess.”
“It is a lot of blood,” Fondle said.
“I don‘t give a shit about the blood. It‘s the goddamn paperwork.”

Cathythoughts Great quite and pic 👍🏻 6d
rockpools 😂😂 6d
AnneCecilie @Cathythoughts Thanks 😊 It‘s good to know that the Sheriff has his priorities right 6d
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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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Stanley has recently lost his father. Jessie works in a bar. One day these to meet. Before they know it they are traveling across Europe together in Jessie‘s old car.

I love Evaristo‘s writing and how she mixes prose and poetry. I loved Sanley‘s connection to the past and how that made it possible for us to learn more about the places they visit.

7th book for #SuperSeptember
#2005 #192025

Andrew65 7 books is awesome 👏👏👏🙌 2w
Librarybelle Great review! 2w
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Small Things Like These | Claire Keegan
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In a small time in Ireland in the days just before Christmas in the mid 80s, Bill Furlong is delivering coal to his customers. Due to its length, I‘m not sure how much more I can tell without spoiling it. The length is also a reason for way I don‘t think book will stay with me.

I think this is the first book I read from this year‘s Booker shortlist

6th book for #SuperSeptember
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Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
plemmdog I‘m excited to read it… I picked it for my December book club 1w
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I don‘t think I ever got around to posting a review for the first Pat book, so I‘ll review both now.

When we first meet Pat she‘s 6 yrs old and when the story ends she in her late 20s. She doesn‘t like change, love her family and friends and Christmas.

So there‘s not much happening in these books, but I loved them and Pat, Jingle and Judy.

#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
#1933 and #1935 #192025

AnneCecilie Mistress Pat 5th book for #SuperSeptember @Andrew65 2w
Librarybelle Great choices! 2w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2w
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#WeeklyForecast

I have nothing on the go at the moment so these are the books I want to read next week.

I have 3 days of work next week and if the weather forecast is right, it will be a lot of rain. So I actually hope to read more.

Cinfhen I have a feeling you‘re gonna love 2w
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

Finished Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I finished Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya.

I read Sandman volume 4, 5 and 6

I‘m currently reading Bless the Daughter and Soul Tourists, and I hope to finish Soul Tourists before the weekly forecast tomorrow.

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You had an amazing week!!! And you really stayed on track ❣️impressive 🙌🏻 2w
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9 stories, most set in the past, some the distant past. Many featuring people who have lived. All focusing on either dreams or myth or both.

4th book #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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As a kid Barbie created a land in her dreams, and now that dreamland is entering into the real world.

I was pleasantly surprised by the representation in this one, with a trans person and same sex relationship.

It also touches on unwanted pregnancy.

3rd book finished #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2w
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10.000 yrs ago, the Sandman sent a woman to hell for all eternity. Now, he think that he might have acted wrong and decides to free her from hell. And that is not as easy as he thought it would be.

2nd book #SuperSeptember

Andrew65 Doing great 👏👏👏 2w
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Sometimes when you fall, you fly

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Either/Or | Elif Batuman
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I don‘t think I got around to post my review of this last month when I read it with #CampLitsy

This is Selin‘s second year at Berkeley. Like in the first book, this one focuses on the everyday life. Selin is going to classes, hanging out with friends and generally trying to figure out life. I preferred the Berkeley part to the ending when she gets a summer job. But I can‘t wait to read about Selin‘s third year.

squirrelbrain Great review! I can see a #buddyread in our future, if / when there‘s another Selin instalment…. 2w
BarbaraBB Yes that would be nice @squirrelbrain 2w
AnneCecilie @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB That‘s a great idea. 2w
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Megabooks Fantastic review! A buddy read does sound good @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @AnneCecilie 👍🏻👍🏻 hopefully we won‘t have to wait as long between books! 2w
BarbaraBB Weren‘t @batsy and @Hooked_on_books and @merelybookish and @Ruthiella fans too? They might want to join a #buddyread! And I probably have forgotten some people who voted for Either/Or in #CampLitsy 2w
Ruthiella I would love to be included and I also really hope we don‘t have to wait so long for the next installment! 2w
Hooked_on_books I would LOVE to participate in a buddy read of the next Selin installment! @BarbaraBB 2w
batsy I'd love to join in as well, @BarbaraBB ! I'm a fan 😁 Definitely hope the wait isn't long, @Ruthiella ! 2w
merelybookish I'm in! Do we know for certain there is a 3rd installment or are we just trying to manifest it here on Litsy? 😁 @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 2w
Ruthiella @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books @batsy @merelybookish @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @AnnCecilie I‘m fairly certain that a further volume is at least PLANNED, but also, if you (we) dream it, she will write it….😂 (edited) 2w
batsy @merelybookish @Ruthiella I've taken it for granted that there's a 3rd coming, so it shall! 😂🙌🏾 2w
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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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The Château de Versailles is one of the largest palaces the world has ever known, and it swallows its mass of visitors whole, whiteout so much as a genteel burp.

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Soul Tourists | Bernardine Evaristo
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Bone white, white lead, blond, blanc d‘argent, blanc de fard, blanc fixe, antimony white, titanium white, strontium white, Paris white, zinc oxide, zinc sulphide.
Before I moved into this place and redecorated I never knew there were so many official shades of white.

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Out of Africa | Karen Blixen
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Blixen writes about her time in Ngong where she in the time around WWI had a coffee farm. She writes about the Africans and the foreigners. I found her thoughts on the differences between Europeans and Africans quite nuanced. I preferred the parts where she spent more time with an episode since some parts were written in really short vignettes.

I bought this book back in 2002 so glad to finally have read it.

#foodandlit #Kenya
#1937 #192025

Librarybelle I need to read this one! 2w
bthegood I have never read the book, but I love the movie 🙂 2w
AnneCecilie 1st book finished for #SuperSeptember @Andrew65 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Leon needs more more and since he works night as a nurse, he decides to rent out his flat to someone who needs it during the night and the weekends.

Tiffy‘s relationship with her boyfriend has ended, and it‘s about time she moves out of his flare.

So they becomes flatmates, and we all knows where this ends. What I didn‘t except was some of the serious themes the book looks at like gaslighting, manipulation and mental abuse.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Finish Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead

I want to finish Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya

I want to try and read volumes 4, 5 and 6 in the Sandman series.

I want to continue Bless the Daughter

I want to start Soul Tourists

Cinfhen Good luck 🍀 any sports on tv to distract you?? 3w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Not really. The winter season hasn‘t started yet. But we have been told that we need to return more to work and that‘s 2-3 hours less reading the days I work from the office. I have been working from home until now. So that‘s a distraction. 3w
Richryan52 If you are a Holmes fan, check out the update on the Kickstarter link. Publisher just added a great stretch goal! 3w
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I liked this one, but didn‘t love it as a lot of other seems to do.

Vivek Oji died the day the market burned down (not a spoiler, this is the first sentence). Then we get is life up to his death. We also follow his mum, cousin and friends after his death, in their grief and his mum‘s quest for answers.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

Continued with the buddy reads, tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I finished Sandman volume 1 and read volumes 2 and 3.

I finished After Sappho and read The Death of Vivek Oji

I‘m currently reading Out of Africa #foodandlit #Kenya and Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head.

Cinfhen Looks like you had a great week 😀 3w
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#FirstLineFridays

This is quite a first sentence

AllDebooks It really is! 3w
Cinfhen It‘s a great book!! Hope you enjoy 😀 3w
ShyBookOwl Yes, it is! 3w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Full disclosure, I was already finished reading when I posted. The first sentence was too good not to use for this. I liked the book, but didn‘t love it. There‘s also others of hers I‘ve enjoyed more than this. 3w
Cinfhen I didn‘t really love the other two I read from this author 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
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Four stories. All of them features one of the Endless. In all of them dreaming and power is important.

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Rose Walker finds out she has a grandmother she never knew about, and then she starts to look for her king lost brother. On the why she meets many peculiar people and off course the Sandman is lurking in the shadows.

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So true

“She belongs to no one, except perhaps to herself”

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This is so true

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I didn‘t know much about this series before reading the first volume, only that it‘s a cult classic.

In the past a group of people are trying to get control over Death, but they get something else. And this has consequences, people not sleeping and people only sleeping. For many years, they keep this creature captive. When he finally becomes free, he goes on a hunt to find his lost possessions.

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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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A work of fiction about women not confirming to society‘s expectations of them. Set between the 1880s and the 1920s, and mostly in Italy and France but later also in England.

Some of the women in this I had never heard of like Lina Poletti, Anne Kuliscioff, Eleonora Duse and Natalie Barney. While others was more familiar like Sarah Bernhardt, Virgina Wolf and Colette.

In a side note I had no idea there were so many words for a lesbian

AnneCecilie And the comment made by a lord about not having heard of this Greek chap Clitoris they are talking about is just too funny. 4w
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The clue to getting a happy ending in a story.

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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#WeeklyForecast

Continue with the tagged #KindredSpiritsBuddyReas and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I want to finish After Sappho

I‘ve just started The Sandman graphic series and want to finish vol 1 and hopefully read vol 2 and 3

I want to read The Death of Vivek Oji

I‘m going to an author event with Warsaw Shire later this month and I want to be prepared. So I‘ve bought her poetry collection Bless the Daughters and want to start that

Cinfhen Sounds like a fully booked week😁🙌🏻💜 4w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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But which books should we read? asked one girl very seriously, twisting the ends of her plaits. Virginia Woolf replied, If a novel bores you, leave it. Try something else. Poetry is too like fiction to be a change. But biography is a very different thing. Go to the bookcase & take out a life of anybody.

Suet624 But…but…I can‘t seem to leave a book. I just keep plodding along hoping by the end I will have gotten something from it. 4w
Cinfhen It seems like you‘re getting on well with this book 😁🎊💕 4w
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I‘m loving it, but this was already on my radar before the longlist, so I would have gotten it even if it wasn‘t there. A book about women always gets me interested. 4w
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AnneCecilie @Suet624 I completely understand. I still don‘t DNF my own books. I find it easier to bail on library books, maybe because they are more maybe books and Longlisted books I wouldn‘t have read otherwise. It is more likely that not all of them will be for me. 4w
Suet624 That‘s a good way of going about it. 4w
charl08 A fan of this one. Hope to reread. 3w
AnneCecilie @charl08 I do get that. I think I would get even more out of it on a second read. It‘s so dense and full of information. 3w
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Mistress Pat | L.M. Montgomery
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#BookReport

I continued with the buddy reads; Mistress Pat #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead and The Flatshare #LittensLoveRomance

I finished Murder most Unladylike, read The Colony and has made good progress on After Sappho.

TrishB A good week 👍🏻 4w
Cinfhen Looking good 😊 4w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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First of all, Eleonora Duse said, Italy was indisputably a monopoly of men. Of course women wanted to be human beings instead of little dolls who danced for the pleasure of their husbands, dutifully bore children, and annihilated themselves. Who would not want what half the population had just by being born? Furthermore, Eleonora Duse went on, if ever a woman wants to work, to write, to think for herself, to take action, to love another woman, she

AnneCecilie is immediately derided as unnatural and perverse for expressing the very qualities that men hold dear for themselves. It is no wonder, Eleonora Duse concluded, that women in Italy are burning and burning with a dry rage against the long tyranny of men. 4w
AnneCecilie (Picture is of Eleonora Duse) 4w
Suet624 Burning and burning with a dry rage. ❤️ 4w
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After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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All through the century of Eleonora Duse‘s birth, Ibsen noted, every actress in Scandinavia fainted on the same side of the stage every time. If there was a dramatic moment, the handkerchief went to the left hand, the actress to stage left, and then there was a fainting.

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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. 4w
Cinfhen This was my favorite from the longlist!! I‘m pretty disappointed with the shortlist 😟 4w
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 4w
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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). 4w
AnneCecilie @jlhammar I want to read more by her after this book. I will keep my eyes out for her debut. 4w
BarbaraBB Great review. Well said how it slowly and unnoticed crawled under your skin. @jlhammar thanks for pointing out her debut. #stacked! 4w
sarahbarnes Great review. I really loved this one - so sad it didn‘t make the shortlist. 4w
squirrelbrain Like others, I can‘t believe that this didn‘t make the shortlist. Lovely review! 4w
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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This year Booker Shortlist has just been announced.

Off course, the books I wanted to read this week from the longlist (The Colony and After Sappho) didn‘t make it.

I haven‘t read any of these, but I own Glory and I‘m waiting on Small Things Like These from the library. So I guess I‘ll start with those from the shortlist. Then I‘ve heard great things about The Trees

What did you make of the shortlist?

jlhammar I'm sad The Colony didn't make it, but am pretty excited about this shortlist. Small Things Like These and The Trees are fantastic. Hope you enjoy! I also loved Treacle Walker and Oh William, but I think it best to read My Name is Lucy Barton and Anything is Possible before Oh William for context. I still need to try Glory and Seven Moons. 1mo
JamieArc The Colony is still worth a read! I loved Small Things and am currently reading The Trees and I can‘t put it down! 1mo
JamieArc The Colony is still worth a read! I adored Small Things and am currently reading The Trees and can‘t put it down! 1mo
BarbaraBB I am disappointed The Colony and Spectacular Bodies didn‘t make the shortlist and glad that The Trees, William and Small Things did. I didn‘t like Treacle and still need to read Seven Moons (looking forward to it) and Glory (not at all). So that‘s where I stand 😄 1mo
AnneCecilie There seems to be a lot of love for The Colony and The Trees. I‘m almost done with The Colony and completely understand. I hope to get my hands on The Trees soon. The library had gotten some more of the books from the shortlist, so I‘m on the waiting list. @jlhammar @JamieArc @BarbaraBB 1mo
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