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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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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday is this weekend and I‘m all in.

I‘ve plans either Saturday or Sunday, but will try to read as much as possible.
Still working on my tbr and will post my books later

For this readathon I‘m donating my reading hours to #TeamStoker
If you haven‘t already signed up for a team, but want to donate your reading hours, check out the team captains posts @TheReadingMermaid or @Clwojick

TheReadingMermaid Thank you so much for the repost sweetie 😘😘 10h
jb72 Woop! Woop! Glad to have you aboard! 9h
Andrew65 Great to have you with us. 😊 Good luck. 👍 8h
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Supernatural: One Year Gone | Rebecca Dessertine
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Elling | Ingvar Ambjornsen
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This is not the tagged book, but the pictured book is the 5th book about Elling.

This is my next read

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#Apple #FallisBooked

I absolutely adore Benjamin Lacombe‘s illustrations, and the ones he did for this edition of The Snow White are no exception.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 🍎 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!! ❤️🍎 4d
charl08 Beautiful! 4d
overtheedge Need to find this!! 1d
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🖤👻 6d
erank58 Beautiful cover! 5d
veritysalter One of my favourites, I‘m going to see the play (again) in York next month. 🖤🖤🖤 5d
Aimeesue Great cover! 5d
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The first book I thought of for #Wicked. A book I‘ve never read and never would have known about if it wasn‘t for Litsy

#FallisBooked @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💚 6d
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Roy is writing #LettersHome to Celestial in this devastating novel about a newly wed couple.

A day late for #Spooktober @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 1w
Eggs Perfect👏🏻🤗👏🏻 1w
Andrew65 Loved this book. 5d
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 it‘s a great read. 5d
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I know it‘s not a book, but this was the first thing I thought of for #Mask
I‘ve actually never see the film.

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

UwannaPublishme Classic Jim Carrey film. Smokin! 😁👍🏻 7d
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This year there‘s two winners for the Booker Prize.

I read and loved “Girl, Woman, Other”, so I‘m happy about this winning.
“The Testaments” is still on my tbr, but I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews.

Have there ever been two winners before? Does anyone know?
What do you think of the winners?

TheEllieMo This is the third time; the previous occasions have been in 1974 and 1992. The rules were changed after the 1992 decision, stating that “the prize may not be divided or withheld”, so the judges have broken the award‘s own rules 🤷‍♀️. I haven‘t read Girl, Woman, Other yet but if it‘s worthy of being a winner, it should be THE winner. There‘ll be a bit of controversy around this, methinks 1w
Reviewsbylola @TheEllieMo that‘s interesting! I find it difficult to believe they couldn‘t narrow it down to one. 1w
Kalalalatja I‘m with you @Reviewsbylola - one might even get the thought that they just *needed* to give the prize to Atwood, in spite of it not being the better book, so they had to break their own rules 1w
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BarbaraBB I have very mixed feelings about this. Atwood wrote a sequel to a book that didn‘t win the Prize but has become a commercial hit since the series. To me that sounds cheap for a Booker Prize especially since the buzz around it created by the Booker itself. So I agree with @TheEllieMo @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja . Evaristo should have won. (edited) 1w
AnneCecilie I had no idea that there was a rule against joint winners. That makes the decision even more controversial, I would think. Apparently the judges discussed for 4 hrs and decided on two winners, then they discussed for another 30 min to see if they could choose one. I still agree with you all, it‘s strange that they couldn‘t decide on one. @TheEllieMo @Reviewsbylola @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve read both and it‘s RECOGNIZABLY clear that Evaristo wrote the better book. She deserved to be the ONLY WINNER. That said, I think awarding the prize to Atwood will have a negative backlash for The Testaments. The whole thing stinks/ it diminishes the #BookerPrize and their judging committee #EpicFail 1w
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Liebhaverne | Anne B. Ragde
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Next up.

This is the 5th book in the Neshov books. I‘ve fallen behind since the 6th book came out this fall.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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It just breaks my heart knowing that Whitehead was inspired by real events. I can‘t believe people will treat other people and especially kids this way. A must read.

I‘m going to hear Whitehead talk about the book later this month

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I want to read this but it also sounds harrowing! 1w
AnneCecilie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook There are some difficult scenes in the book, but at the same time this happened with more kids than one likes to think about. Sometimes difficult books need to be read, and you can always take the time you need to read a book 1w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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#WeekendReads

1. Tagged

2. 5 books and 2 movies, but 3 books and both movies will be returned today

3. I never even knew reading slumps existed before joining Litsy. But in periods when I don‘t read as much as I use to, I tend be binge series until I start reading again.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Next up.

I‘ve seen a lot of love for this in here.

JennyM I thought it was very well done. A tough read but one that needs to be heard. Hope you love it too 1w
charl08 Still to read this one! 1w
AnneCecilie @JennyM this is a book that has made an impact on me. (edited) 1w
JennyM @AnneCecilie it‘s a powerful book! 💔 1w
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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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On a warm summer night, Jack, Joy and Merry are left in the car. Their mother is going to find a phone along the road to call for help. But their mother never returns. Then 3 yrs pass, and we get to see how the siblings life have changed.

This book really hooked me and kept me reading. I actually read most of it today. The twists and turns just keep on coming and I never knew where Bauer would take the story.

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Aimeesue The Gorgeous book is actually gorgeous. 2w
BarbaraBB Just started this one! 2w
AnneCecilie @Aimeesue I know. It‘s amazing how much he manage to talk about in such a small book 2w
AnneCecilie @BarbaraBB I hope you‘re enjoying it 2w
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski
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BarbaraBB Great book! 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍂🍁 2w
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I saw the Joker last night. That‘s one #ScaryClown

I would absolutely recommend this movie. This is the study of a crazy man and Phoenix does a fantastic performance portraying this character. This is not the film for you if you want a lot of action.

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

4thhouseontheleft 🧡🤡🖤 2w
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#ManicMonday a day late.

📚 Then There Where None

🎥 Scream

🎼 Scream

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 2w
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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Here‘s my answers for #Two4Tuesday

1. I have my physical tbr that I see everyday, then I have one in here that‘s a mix of books I want and books I own and then there‘s the one in my head.

2. I‘m a mood reader so mostly what I feel like reading, but since I started using the library again I also need to think about when books are due back.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2w
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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plemmdog Loved this. This was my October book club selection last year. 2w
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Snap | Belinda Bauer
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Next up

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Hotel World | Ali Smith
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We meet Sara, Elsbeth, Lisa and Penny. Four women with nothing in common except Hotel Global, and a tragic incident that happened there. A talented swimmer, a receptionist, a beggar and a journalist. Together they show different aspects of the modern urban life.

Buechersuechtling Oh, your description of the book sounds so lovely that I‘d like to read it. 🙂 2w
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Hotel World | Ali Smith
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Next up.

Cathythoughts Sounds good ... look forward to your thoughts 2w
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If you look closely at the cover, you‘ll see pink cats. I know there‘s no #BlackCat in this book/ series, but the white cat we do meet is very scary.

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 😻 😻 2w
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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A novel about Romy Hall. We met her as she is driven out the Stanville Women‘s Correctional Facility, and we get insight into her life in prison and her fellow inmates. We also get the story of how she ended up at Stanville.

The novel offers insight into the life in prison and what the inmates to to pass the time.

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Harvest: A Novel | Jim Crace
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#Harvest #FallisBooked

What will happen in a village when 3 strangers arrive?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘ll admit that there‘s some years since I read this book, but there must be some #TarotReading at the circus, right?

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Reggie Yes, the main character who is a guy shacks up with the tarot card reader until he realizes he‘s in love with the other main character, who he‘s been pitted against. And after the tarot card reader is left she unbinds the ribbon that had held the circus together. I was thinking of this for this post. Thanks for doing it. 3w
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Litteraturhuset | Oslo, Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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I visited the House of Literature last night and heard Rachel Kushner talk about her novel “The Mars Room. The novel had just been translated into Norwegian.

After hearing her talk, some tings just made perfect sense. She grew up in the same area in San Francisco that Romy lives in. For me the descriptions of the area had a familiar feel to it, like you can‘t visit and get the same feelings

She also do volunteer work towards imprisoned people

AnneCecilie So she didn‘t do any formal research for the novel, but knew a lot of stories from her volunteering. That was how she knew about the inner life at death row. 3w
Lindy I really enjoyed 3w
AnneCecilie @Lindy I‘m enjoying it so far, and I‘ve just finished part one. 3w
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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This scene reminds me of “Black Wings has my Angel” and the scene with Virginia.

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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡😽🖤 3w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤🐱 3w
Linsy Love this book! 2w
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End of Days | Jenny Erpenbeck
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 3w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Outland Kirkegata | Oslo, Norway (Bookstore)
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Dropped by the comic/ manga/ fantasy/ sci-fi store today. If you‘re ever in town, I definitely recommend a visit to the tagged store.

These are the books I walked out with.

I never would have picked up “Blackbird” if it wasn‘t for your review @Lindy

DrexEdit Looks like a bunch of good reading in store for you! 😊 👍 📚📚 3w
Lindy …And Paper Girls and Monstress... great haul! 3w
Mandoul Looks great! 3w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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These are some of the books I hope to read in October. In addition are the books that I have borrowed from the library.

I‘m not sure if any of these really qualifies as scary unless starting a 1030 p one sentence book is scary and reading books about the potential consequences of the climate change (Lunde).

#OctoberTBR #FallIsBooked #SpookyTBR #ScreamathonPhoto

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊📚 3w
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner

Did you ever notice that women can seem common while men never do? You won‘t ever hear anyone describe a man‘s appearance as common. The common man means the average man, a typical man, a decent hardworking person of modest dreams and resources. A common woman is a woman who looks cheap. A woman who looks cheap doesn‘t have to be respected, and so she has a certain value, a certain cheap value.

[p. 24/25]

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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I‘m going to an author event on Wednesday where Kushner will be talking about this novel. It‘s probably time to start reading, right?

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This is the latest Franklin and Luna, and it‘s not in the database yet.

This one is just as cute as the previous two, so if you enjoyed those, you‘ll enjoy this.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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This book tells the story of 12 very different people-mostly women, mostly black. They‘re also mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and colleagues. As the story progress they may be more connected than first believed.

Beautifully written with hardly any punctuations that gives the story a certain flow.

I think this is a story that will stay with me.

My 8th book from the Booker Longlist and my 4th for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!! You did it! Congratulations 🎉👏🎉 3w
charl08 Loved this! 3w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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#unpopularopinion I didn‘t connect with this book, and I‘m not sure if it‘s the writing, the translation or me. I‘ve a strong feeling that it‘s me. I put this book on hold 2 weeks ago, in the hope that I would want to know what happened with Sunja and start reading again, but that didn‘t happen. So the book is going back to the library and hopefully I‘ll be in the right mood to read it at an other time.

#womenreadwomen2019

GatheringBooks awww, too bad. 😢 What was it that made you abandon it? Thank you for joining though. 3w
AnneCecilie @GatheringBooks it‘s hard to explain, but I can usually tell by the 1st p if I‘m reading a new favorite, a book I‘m going to love or an okay read. There‘s something in the writing I guess that just connects with me and draws me in. I gave this book 117 p and I didn‘t care what happens with the characters. It might have been the wrong time for an almost 600p book, that takes its time when I‘ve been going through a period where I‘m extremely tired (edited) 3w
GatheringBooks @AnneCecilie ah, that happens sometimes. it took me a fair bit to get into this one as well. but once i sank my teeth into, everything just flowed. there are unexpected twists in the middle and the end that made me go 😱😱😱 :) Hopefully, the next few books will resonate better with you! 💕🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3w
AnneCecilie @GatheringBooks chunksers usually take their time to develop the plot and when you‘re fighting sleep, that‘s just not a good combination. I hope to pick it up in the future, at a better time, and hopefully I‘ll enjoy it then. It‘s definitely a me-type book. 3w
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These are the books I read during the last quarter that fits the prompts, and it turns out that I‘ve read more than I thought for #Booked2019

9. There, There
13. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
14. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World
15. If Beale Street Could Talk
18. The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Cinfhen Without even trying 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼well done 3w
Siri_reads Gratulerer med dagen!! Håper du koser deg og får noen nye bøker 😉💐🎂 Klem 3w
AnneCecilie @Siri_reads tusen takk. Jeg har handlet bøker hele måneden, så tror ikke det blir noen i dag ? 3w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Getting a late start on #24B4Monday. I was at my parents for dinner last night, and will do the same today.
So not sure how much reading I‘ll actually do this weekend.
This book will by my tbr for the readathon, and if I finish, I‘m sure all find something else to read.

charl08 Loved this one: can also recommend her previous book. Fingers crossed she wins. 4w
Andrew65 Any reading is good 😊 4w
AnneCecilie @charl08 I‘m enjoying it so far, there‘s just something about how she writes that gives the story a certain flow that makes you read more. I have a feeling that once I finish, I‘ll want to read others of her, good to know where to start. 4w
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 I know, sometimes it‘s just easy to forget 😊 4w
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I finished this on Sunday, but needed time to let it sink, because that ENDING.

In the 1st part we meet Saul Adler in 1988. He‘s hit by a car as he crosses the road, but he gets up and continue his day and future plans as nothing happened. In the 2nd part there‘s a time jump to 2016, and Saul‘s been in another car accident (?) and everything you thought you knew from the 1st part, are questioned.

A book about family, siblings and the truth

AnneCecilie My seventh book from the Booker Longlist and my third for #ABookAWeek hosted by @TheReadingMermaid 1mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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BarbaraBB So true. Or a lone wolf... 😬 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday This weekend!!!!

I can‘t wait to read all the books 📚 📚📚📚 and I‘ve started to think about my tbr. I‘ll post my tbr later in the week

TheReadingMermaid Woop woop 😎🙌🎉 1mo
kaysworld1 @DeweysReadathon readathon is that weekend also lol 😆 guess in doing both! 1mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us again. 😊👍 1mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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THIS. I can so see myself in this, I don‘t know how many times that I‘ve told friends and colleagues that we should celebrate getting older, because the alternative is so much worse.

And I do celebrate getting older, with a month with books as a gift to myself.

Suet624 I agree with you. 1mo
Buechersuechtling Looking at it that way, I agree with you. I just don‘t like the social pressure indicating that there is a need of “having a party” 🥳 each year. 🙄 (edited) 1mo
AnneCecilie @Buechersuechtling I haven‘t had a party in years. I had a few very low key celebrities when I turned 18 and 25, other than that I‘ve only had big celebrations as a kid. I just like the excuse to buy all the books and other stuff that I want. It just makes me sad when colleagues take their bday off work so they won‘t get birthday wishes on their day. 1mo
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AnneCecilie @Suet624 🎂😊 1mo
Buechersuechtling @AnneCecilie 1/2 Oh, taking my birthday off is something I often do, too. At our office it‘s kind of tradition that the complete staff queues to congratulate. I find that awful. I have nothing to do with 95 % of the people wishing me a happy birthday. I don‘t know them, they don‘t know me. We never exchange a word on business because we only happen to work in the same building but not in the same field. So, thanks, I can skip that. 1mo
Buechersuechtling @AnneCecilie 2/2 Don‘t get me wrong I‘m happy about everybody sending good wishes because she or he means it. But I don‘t want people to just do it because social pressure forces them to. 1mo
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Next up.

This is actually one of this year‘s Booker Longlist books I didn‘t intend to read. Then I heard the author talk about this book on Guardian Books Podcast, and that changed my mind.

Then I heard Simon Savage‘s raving review yesterday on his YouTube channel with the same name, and I decided to start it now.

marleed You‘ve convinced me! 1mo
Kalalalatja I‘m so interested in this! Look forward to your review 🙌 1mo
BookwormM This is the one I think should win 1mo
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jhod Just finished this today and loved it, hope you enjoy 1mo
AnneCecilie @BookwormM @jhod I‘ve seen a lot of love for this, and many have this as their favorite to win. I just hope my expectations don‘t get too high 1mo
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Next up.

I‘ve seen a lot of love for Hot Milk, and I hope this is a good place to start reading Levy. This novel was also on this year‘s Booker Longlist.

BookwormM It‘s a great book 1mo
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This is the first Poirot mystery that Christie wrote, and except for the fact that there are no modern technology here like phones and mobile phones there‘s nothing that indicates that it was published in 1920.

Since I‘m easily fooled, I didn‘t know who the killer was until the big reveal.

Really looking forward to the discussion of this #agathachristieclubR2

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So this is my status for #20by2020

I‘ve read 4, and I‘ve currently put Pachinko in hold. I get easily distracted by new books and library holds arriving

MelissaSue81 Ooh! Lots of award winnder/Nominees. Only ones I have read are the Nickel Boys (loved), Pachinko (loved) The Overstory (liked) and My Sister The serial Killer (was okay, but i don't understand why its shortlisted at all!) (edited) 1mo
megnews I do too. I may end up swiping out a few. Is that cheating? 😂 1mo
AnneCecilie @MelissaSue81 I‘m looking forward to Nickel Boys and The Overstory, maybe next month. I‘m not connecting with Pachinko and I‘ve a strong feeling that it‘s me. I enjoyed My Sister, it was definitely what I needed at the time, but I understand the Longlist questions. (edited) 1mo
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AnneCecilie @megnews I want to say no, but it‘s your challenge so you make the rules 😉 1mo
SaturnDoo Ohhh the distractions 😂 I get distracted too and stray way off my beaten path with library book holds, overdrive and hoopla. If I would just quit looking at books and increasing my tbr I might get more read 😐 1mo
KarenUK 😊👍💕 1mo
Cinfhen I already bailed on one and swiped it with another 🤫🤫🤫 @megnews 1mo
megnews @Cinfhen oh great! Now I won‘t feel guilty about it! 1mo
megnews @SaturnDoo I know the feeling!! 1mo
Cinfhen Nope!!! Reading is NEVER about guilt @megnews #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime and #SoFewWeeks 😉 1mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen I so agree with you. Reading is supposed to be fun. Then I will do some shifts as well @megnews 1mo
Cinfhen Great @AnneCecilie 💕💕💕 1mo
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Wednesday | Mary Lindeen
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#WondrousWednesday

1. 14

2. Neither

3. Rome

4. Hogwarts

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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