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tpixie Thx! 2h
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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A boy discovers his favorite book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, and goes in search of all the books written by the author (sound familiar?). When he learns all the books have been burned, he tries to learn everything he can about the author, uncovering and becoming part of the mystery and corruption in post-WWII Spain. An excellent book, I‘ll read more by this author. I‘m surprised though it didn‘t automatically become a favorite as it ⬇️

Texreader has stellar reviews from Littens with whom I normally share the same opinion about books. I fear it was because I read Murmur of Bees at the same time, and little can hold a candle to that book. Still a great read that‘s been on my tbr too long! #authoramonth (edited) 17h
Butterfinger I just fell in love with this book. I cannot start Murmur because I am having a book hangover. LOL!! 12h
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Kaspar: Prince of Cats | Michael Morpurgo
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My cat knocked this one off the bookshelf so it‘s my next read. I needed the #letterK for #litsyatoz so yay!

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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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This book of historical fiction is set in Linares, #Mexico. With subtle magical realism, it follows the life of Simonopio, the bees that swaddled him as a babe when he was born, and the family that found and raised him. Simonopio is mostly mute. born with a facial deformity (probably a cleft lip), causing some in his small Mexican town to believe him to be a demon & at least one wishing to kill him. ⬇️

Texreader Simonopio‘s godparents are landowners, who lovingly tend the land, with a number of sharecroppers and their families in a work-to-own arrangement. They rightfully fear Mexico‘s agrarian reforms that threatened to take their ancestral family‘s land and losing all they‘ve worked for. Simonopio, even as a small child, makes himself and his bees the family‘s protectors given his unusual skills to read nature ⬇️ (edited) 3d
Texreader and the future dangers that the family is to encounter over the years. It‘s an immense task for him, to which he‘s dedicated his life. This is his story and the story of his bees. The storytelling is mesmerizing. The narration was the best I‘ve ever listened to and this book is now a favorite I hope to read again and again. #foodandlit (edited) 3d
tpixie Great review. I remember reading about a book in which a boy was surrounded by bees all the time but I forgot which book it was! Thanks 😊 2d
Texreader @tpixie It‘s so awesome. I hope you love it 2d
tpixie @Texreader I‘ll move it up on my TBR! 2d
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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This is the most beautifully narrated book I‘ve ever listened to.

A beautiful book. Brilliantly narrated—the emotions are fierce. Just wow.

This is one I‘ll read again and listen to again and again. I urge everyone who has a heart to go grab this audiobook.

Fortunately I still have two hours to go.

#Mexico #foodandlit @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

mdm139 Definitely a book I didn‘t want to end. I didn‘t want to leave this world. 3d
WJCintron Thanks for sharing! I just added it to my TBR.
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Catsandbooks Adding! 3d
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Christmas Ever After | Karen Schaler
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Ebook free today. #wintergamesreads

Bookwormjillk Thanks! 3d
Clwojick Woohoo! Off to get this one! 3d
TheSpineView Got it! Thanks! 2d
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Ebook on sale today. I loved News of the World so I snatched this one right up

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Zimbabwe | Tapiwa Mugabe
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@Sapphire has introduced me to this awesome website that has lists of books to read by country. So I found this list for #readingafrica2022 #Zimbabwe. Wished I‘d know about this site years ago! So cool!!

BarbaraBB Super interesting! Thanks for sharing! 5d
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! 5d
BookwormM Thanks 4d
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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Don‘t forget your Mexican food this month for #foodandlit! Recipes are available on Pinterest here: https://pin.it/1eEBToP

@Butterfinger @Catsandbooks

Sapphire Elote is so yummy and so easy! 5d
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On Argentina | Jorge Luis Borges
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@Sapphire has been doing a good deal of work today for #foodandlit and provided this link for books set in #Argentina for February: https://taleaway.com/books-set-in-argentina/

Thank you so much @Sapphire !! @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

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Ebook free today. Works for #Greece for #foodandlit in March.

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Ebook free today. #wintergamesreads

Bklover Ooooh these are fun! Thank you! 5d
Texreader @Bklover My pleasure! 😁 5d
StayCurious Great! Thanks for posting! 4d
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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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Audible deal of the day. It looks so good I‘m going to get it.

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@Sapphire has shared some reading lists for #Egypt for #foodandlit and also works for #readingafrica2022.

Here‘s the link to the above article: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/an-egypt-fiction-reading-list

And another link to books: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Novels_set_in_Egypt

TheBookHippie Thanks!!! 5d
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4thhouseontheleft I was on an Egyptian reading quick for a few years pre-Litsy and have read all but one of these! Not mentioned is The Cairo Trilogy by Nobel Prize Winner Naguib Mahfouz. They are excellent too! 5d
TheKidUpstairs @4thhouseontheleft in planning on reading Mahfouz. My library has 5d
ChasingOm Ooooh! 5d
Roary47 Awesome! Thank you. 😊 5d
Librarybelle Thanks for sharing! 5d
Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing @Sapphire ☺️ 5d
Texreader @sapphire You just rock!! Thanks for the links!! 5d
Texreader @4thhouseontheleft Have you read Wilbur Smith‘s Egypt books? 5d
Texreader @catsandbooks @Butterfinger I have created a Pinterest board for book lists in each country for 2022. I‘ve added links to articles @Sapphire has provided. As we get closer to 2022 I‘ll start posting about it. I‘m also working on the recipe boards for 2022. But for now you can find the book lists here: https://pin.it/6Rc2qWo (edited) 5d
Catsandbooks @Texreader sounds great! Thanks for setting those up! 5d
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StayCurious Great thank you! 4d
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I loved this book and now the audiobook is on sale today. I didn‘t listen to it so I don‘t know if the audio is as good as just reading it but I do highly recommend this book

xicanti I‘ve listened to it, and it‘s as great on audio as it is in print! 6d
Texreader @xicanti I may grab it then myself. I could listen to it before I read book 2. 6d
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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After a death I‘m the household, adults tried to explain all the crying to a young boy. This made me LOL. A good time for some comic relief

I love this book

#Mexico #foodandlit @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

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Ebook on sale today. #foodandlit2022 #India

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Best Intentions | Tamie Dearen
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Clwojick Yes! Just downloaded that one yesterday! 1w
TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick - LOL was there a Kindle book you DIDN'T download yesterday?? 😂 1w
TheSpineView Got it! Thanks! 😘 1w
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When you‘re sending your #litsylove letters remember that some poor stamp sacrificed its soul for you. 😂😂😂

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWWCaRRrPuI/?utm_medium=copy_link

wanderinglynn 🤣🤣🤣 1w
tdrosebud 😂😂 1w
DarkMina 😂 1w
Tera66 🤣😂🤣 4d
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Super late for #twofortuesday but Littens are so forgiving I figured I‘d play anyway. Thanks @TheSpineView for the tag!

1) No but I‘m close! Just letters A, K, and Q for #litsyatoz and finishing my monthly reads for #authoramonth and #foodandlit. I won‘t finish #readingasia2021 but I‘m still plugging away anyway because I love the challenge.

2) Tagged, and fortunately it goes toward 3 of my challenges!

TheSpineView You're welcome and you can play any day!👍😊🤩 1w
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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Wow, looks like this one must go on my tbr list. Article here about the winners:

https://mail.barnesandnoble.com/H/2/v60000017d310f0358982fc76e96638918/7c975490-...

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When #foodandlit worlds collide. There‘s a churro (a delicious Mexican snack) stand in the middle of Bergen, #Norway right now! #Mexico @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

Butterfinger So cool!!! 1w
Texreader @Butterfinger Right? Husband wasn‘t so pleased… The market by Bryggen has changed so much and really caters to tourists now. The only time I was in Norway in November (the 1990s), there wasn‘t a Christmas market in the first place. I wonder when over the decades that started. So I think all the changes are sad and overwhelming for him. 1w
Catsandbooks How fun! But doesn't really match the Norwegian Christmas market theme so I can understand your husband being disappointed. Still yummy though! 1w
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If you‘re still looking for a book set in the #Philippines for #foodandlit in December this ebook is on sale today. @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks

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My December tbr (hoping to squeeze in both group reads) for #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

#Earlybirdpoints = 26

The first two books are for #authoramonth and #foodandlit and the first book is also for #litsyatoz #letterK

My December is going to be tough going since my big trial was moved from this week to December 6. 🙁 But I‘m still going to do my best because it‘s just so much fun!!

Emilymdxn Good list!! I‘m so excited to get started 2w
Clwojick Great list! ❤️ 2w
MidnightBookGirl Oooh, Cupcakes for Christmas looks adorable! 1w
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AmyK1 Nice list! 1w
OriginalCyn620 I need to get my hands on a copy of Cajun Christmas for our buddy read. Nice list! 🎄 (edited) 1w
JessClark78 Great list! I love book titles that mention cupcakes. 🙂 1w
Charityann Looks like a lot of good ones!😆 1w
Bookwormjillk Mmmmm cupcakes 😁 The letter ‘k‘ was surprisingly hard to fill for my A to Z challenge this year. 1w
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Imhotep | Jerry Dubs
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Planning for 2022? There are countless great books about or set in #Egypt, our #foodandlit country for January, but here are a few from my personal library. I‘d read Wilbur Smith (RIP, sob) in a heartbeat but his books are chunksters and I wouldn‘t be able to read anything else!

The tagged book is an ebook, only 99 cents on Amazon right now. #readingafrica2022

Butterfinger I just have to buy it. 2w
Librarybelle Thanks for posting this! 1w
Susanita Also, the latest episode of Strong Sense of Place focused on Egypt. https://overcast.fm/+WzFOEJd9E 1w
Bookworm54 Super excited for Egypt! It‘s one of my favourite places ☺️ 6d
Bookworm54 Also I read a really good book this year which is a fictionalised account of Hatshepsut. It was a bit tough at times but I loved the story! 6d
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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I went through my own library looking for books I already have (& one on my tbr) to plan for #foodandlit in 2022. If you‘re in need of ideas, this may help.

BarbaraBB Great inspiration. For Haiti I can highly recommend 2w
BarbaraBB …. Or some García Márquez of course ?? 2w
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Texreader @BarbaraBB Awesome! Thank you! Plugging them in now 2w
ChasingOm Oooh, I love this idea! 1w
JamieArc Have you read Edwidge Danticat? I really liked the tagged book, for Haiti. 5d
Texreader @JamieArc That does look good! 5d
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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2022 Planning! So much fun! Anticipated @Butterfinger #litsyatoz #authoramonth #readingafrica2022 and the travel around the world challenge: #foodandlit!

 @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks Maybe some of the #foodandlit books I‘ve listed could be #buddyreads?

Butterfinger I'm impressed. Planning and matching prompts 2w
Butterfinger are my favorite things about challenges. 2w
Librarybelle This looks awesome! 1w
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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“Apes, that‘s what we get in the classrooms. Darwin was a dreamer, I can assure you. No evolution or anything of the sort. For every one who can reason, I have to battle with nine orangutans.”

😂😂😂

#authoramonth

Butterfinger I love the subtle humor. 2w
Texreader @Butterfinger Teacher humor. I thought it was pretty cute. 2w
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Food and Literature | Gitanjali G. Shahani
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@Butterfinger @Catsandbooks and I are proud to announce the countries for #foodandlit 2022! Read a book, make a dish, and share (and tag us please)! And more fun to come with #buddyreads to be announced!

If you aren‘t listed in the comments below and would like to join us, please comment below. But it‘s a no stress challenge. Join us when you can but make sure to have fun!

catebutler Love the line up!! 2w
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corireadslife I‘d love to join! 🤓📖 2w
TheBookHippie Yes!!!!! I‘m so excited! I love this challenge 🌍🌎🌏 2w
Cinfhen Fantastic list! I‘ll try my best to keep up 🤓 2w
BarbaraBB Such a great line-up! I‘ll join as often as I can! 2w
Teresereading Yes I‘d love to join 2w
mklong What a great list! I would love to join 😊 2w
Bookworm54 Wow the countries for next year are fab! ☺️ 2w
BookBelle84 I'd love to join! 2w
Crazeedi Thank-you!!! Great list!🥰 2w
Texreader @corireadslife You‘ve been added to our group list! Yay! 2w
Texreader @Teresereading You‘ve been added to our group list! Yay! 2w
Texreader @mklong You‘ve been added to our group list! Yay! 2w
Texreader @Teresereading You‘ve been added to our group list! Yay! 2w
Texreader @BookBelle84 You‘ve been added to our group list! Yay! 2w
Texreader @catebutler @TheBookHippie @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Bookworm54 @Crazeedi We‘re so excited to have y‘all on board circumnavigating the globe again this year!! @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger 2w
Butterfinger @JenlovesJT47 do you still want to join? No pressure. 2w
JenlovesJT47 Yes! 🤗 1w
Crazeedi @Texreader I hope I do better next year, had a few bumbs in the road this year! 1w
AnneFindsJoy Yum! Great list! Would love to do this challenge! 🍍 📖 ❤ 1w
Texreader @JenlovesJT47 @AnneFindsJoy I‘m adding you both to our group list! Yay!! 1w
ElizaMarie I kinda fell out of this this past year. But I am super exited with tryin got restart this again! 6d
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A Christmas Gift | Sue Moorcroft
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Ebook on sale today. #wintergamesreada

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Ebook free today. #wintergamesreads

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I‘m researching books for #readingafrica2022 next year and found this one for #Congo. I read King Leopold‘s Ghost last year, which was an excellent history. This will be a very different take on the region. I‘m putting it on my tbr list.

TrishB This one is also great for the Congo 2w
Librarybelle Thanks for posting! And thanks @TrishB for the suggestion! 2w
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Posts from around Instagram today. World Kindness Day. I hope the rest of your day is peaceful and happy.

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Perfect evening. Building Honeydukes, eating the yummiest dairy and flour-free cookie (from a batch a friend brought over) (best ever) and hot chocolate.

BethM That sounds like perfection! 2w
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Went Nowhere today (so that‘s why she called it that!) because I‘ve got to start buying for my three Christmas Litsy swaps since my trial moved into December and I‘ll be on limited time. I may have added a couple books to my tbr while I was there.

WorldsOkayestStepMom Visiting Nowhere is on my to do list! I'll get there eventually. 2w
Amiable Which swaps are you doing? I haven‘t gotten my swap partners yet —hoping I didn‘t miss the assignments. 😬 If so I‘ll have to email the hosts. 2w
Texreader @Amiable I‘m doing 3, but haven‘t gotten my matches yet (too soon) so I‘m shopping blind. I‘m not buying books yet just bookish gifts. I thought I‘d have an easy December but then my trial got pushed to December 6, so I figured blind shopping was better than no shopping. 2w
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I don‘t ever pass up the Africa section at Half Price Books and today was another success! Tagged book for #Nigeria. The Quest potentially for a number of countries and the third book tagged below. #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

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Successful run to Half Price Books today and got this boxed trilogy in perfect condition.

@freeatlast1137 Do you want my extra copy of book 1?

GingerAntics I love when that happens!!! 2w
erinreads These spines look so good! 😍 2w
freeatlast1137 Yes please! 2w
Texreader @GingerAntics @erinreads It‘s so crazy and awesome when you get half off perfect-condition books! I couldn‘t believe it. 2w
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I got two #litsylove cards today! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks Mitch and Misty! @Mitch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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Finally a freebie for the youngsters

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A Surgeon's Knot | William Lynes
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Another free ebook today

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Crossed By Death | ACF Bookens
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Free ebook today

Twainy Amazon Goldbox deal today is Kindle books deals. 🖤 2w
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This looks so darned good. Ebook on sale for $1.99 but I‘m holding out for the irl book.

TheKidUpstairs This was a really good read! 2w
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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Jon Krakauer is an auto-buy author for me and this book is one of the reasons why. An absolutely fascinating book. Ebook on sale today.

Mynameisacolour Oooh thanks for the heads up on this one, going to purchase it now!😊 2w
Alora Loooved this book and movie 2w
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Needing another ebook to read, I opted for this one. It‘s nonfiction by a man from the #Philippines writing about his own illegal immigrant status during the Trump administration. This will be a head start for next month‘s #foodandlit, which I anticipate will be a harder month for me to finish challenges since my trial was moved to December. I anticipate it will be a very emotional read, especially as I am pro-immigration (I did marry one!).

Catsandbooks This sounds like a good one, but like you said emotional. 2w
Smrloomis I listened to him read the audio and thought it was really good, very thought provoking. 2w
Bookwormjillk This is on my list. I might need to consider it for next month too. 2w
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