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Greetings from Victoria Falls! The book is really great, but the amazing nature here is something I can‘t even start to describe. Highly recommended, both the book and a trip here!

LeeRHarry Have a fantastic time! 😊 3d
RachelO How wonderful! 3d
CarolynM Enjoy your trip. I hope you'll post some more pictures for us armchair travellers🙂 (edited) 1d
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Red Wine Diet | Roger Corder
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I knew it! This is the way I pour wine. This wine was poured at a fancy restaurant in one of the best wine countries in the world, SA, so at least I know I‘ve done something right in my life. In Finland a glass is either 12 or 24 cl. Pathetic! Happy Friday, Littens!

Cathythoughts Happy Friday !! That‘s a fine glass of wine 🍷 5d
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Finally on my way! 17 hours of reading, sleeping and eating. Well, maybe watching a film at some point. After many obstacles I‘m at least on my way...

umbrellagirl Safe travels! 6d
Tove_Reads @umbrellagirl 👍🏽 Thanks! Just my luck, my third flight was canceled due to a strike ☹️🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
Lifeisasnap Enjoy your trip. Out last flight coming home from Europe was canceled too due to strike a month ago. Which airline I‘m curious to see if they are still striking. 😉 6d
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Tove_Reads @Lifeisasnap South African Airways. Luckily I got a flight 30 min later with British Airways. 6d
Lifeisasnap Glad BA could help you. They are the ones that were striking with us. I‘m glad they solved their situation to be running so they could help you. Enjoy your trip! 6d
Tove_Reads @Lifeisasnap I think it‘s their African daughter, Comair I‘m flying with. Glad it‘s not Conair! 6d
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Reading this and getting more and more excited by the minute. Can‘t believe a lifelong dream will come true in just a few days! ❤️🐗🙊🦎🐍🦓🐆🐘🦛🦏 Great book by the way!

Texreader I hope you have a marvelous trip!! 1w
Tove_Reads @Texreader Thank you! I‘m soon on my way 🙂 6d
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Flood of Fire: A Novel | Amitav Ghosh
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Staring at this one at the library. Has anyone read the Ibis trilogy? @EadieB @Andrew65

Andrew65 No. 1w
Tove_Reads @Andrew65 Sounds good, and GR has good ratings (edited) 1w
LeeRHarry I have it on my shelves - hoping to get to it next year 😊 1w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Me too now. 1w
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... a book to take with me on a two week trip. Not too heavy of a subject, but not fluff either. Has to be something I can put down, but want to go back to. Something that lasts a long time, including flights, and then a bit of daily reading. Will have my Kindle with me, but might not be able to charge it that much, so I need a physical book as well.

BarbaraBB I‘d go for 2w
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Tove_Reads @Samplergal Read both! 🙂 2w
Tove_Reads @BarbaraBB @MayJasper 👍🏽 both are good options 2w
Tove_Reads @caroline2 Need to check it out! I think it‘s too short for my trip 2w
LeeRHarry If you‘re looking for a REALLY big book ...😊 2w
BarbaraBB The one @LeeRHarry suggests is very good as well! But man, I couldn‘t put down The Luminaries from the beginning until the end! 2w
LeeRHarry @BarbaraBB I found The Luminaries a bit of a slog, maybe because I was under pressure to finish it for bookgroup 😏 loved the setting though! 2w
BarbaraBB Oh really? It must have been because of your peer pressure 😀 @LeeRHarry 2w
gradcat I have to agree with @Samplergal ... that book came to mind immediately! Where are you going! I hope you have a great time!! ♥️ 2w
gradcat Oh, you know what? @MayJasper ‘s suggestion is another good one. If you want a mystery, have you read Fred Vargas? Some of those are long.... 2w
Tove_Reads @Samplergal Read that one too 🙂 2w
Tove_Reads @gradcat Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. 2w
gradcat @Tove_Reads Oh, how exciting! Can I stowaway? I‘ve never been to Africa... 1w
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A Dry White Season | Andre Brink
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Reading this #bannedbook at the moment, and it is really good! The foreword made me think will I like this or not, but once the book actually took off I was hooked! Let us never forget what apartheid did to too many people.

Tamra I‘m interested! I‘ve not heard of this title. 2w
Tove_Reads @tamra Def worth a read! 2w
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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A good start, a new series by Ann Cleeves. I enjoyed it, although I‘m waiting to see where this series will take us. The main character is a gay peeler with a religious sect like background. He‘s a bit awkward and asocial, but I can see a lot of potential for a good series. In the first book a man is found dead, and then a woman with Down syndrome is kidnapped. What is going on? Find out by reading the book!

Cathythoughts Nice review!! Ohhh ... I had it in my hand earlier in a shop 🤷🏼‍♀️I may well go back tomorrow 👍❤️ (edited) 3w
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We Need New Names | NoViolet Bulawayo
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My 200th book this year! 🎊🍾 In between pick and so-so. Set in Zimbabwe and the US, a very southern African book in both good and bad ways. I really enjoy the African way of life and spirit. Have to say Profet Revelation Bitchington, GodKnows and Bastard are simply names you know will take you to Africa. It‘s a fast read, worth your while to understand life in Z and how America is seen through African eyes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi 👏👏❤ awesome! I'm hoping to make 160 this year, you're way ahead of me! Way to go! 3w
Jas16 🙌🏽 3w
LeeRHarry That‘s good going! - I‘m aiming for 100 by the end of the year 😊 3w
Erofan Wow 👏 3w
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Sign of the Cross | Chris Kuzneski
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Intrigued by this series recommended to me by @Andrew65 Sadly, I haven‘t gotten the first book in the series (bought it, but turns out there wasn‘t one to sell) so won‘t be able to start reading the series yet.

Andrew65 I do love this series, although feel the first one is the weakest. I‘m waiting to read the most recent one which is on reservation. (edited) 3w
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October | Richard B Wright
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Read less than I thought in October, but I was really busy and suffering from D deficiency makes me tired at all times. Several really great reads, in fact only a few not that good. Jane Casey rocks! Also, great Swedish authors! Plus, the true stories were fabulous. Can‘t complain - my taste is books is the best ever 😂😂😂

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Some of the books I received today ❤️ Books, the greatest weapon against so many things on our planet, like ignorance.

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Lessing is such a great story teller! I enjoy reading about Zimbabwe after the terrible Bush war. At the same time I‘m wondering why people can be so cruel to each other.

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Greetings from Narnia! This is what it looks like outside right now. Sadly, didn‘t meet Aslan.

LibrarianRyan Ahhhhhh. Perfect setting. What about the Faun? 3w
Cathythoughts How beautiful 3w
batsy Wow, that's gorgeous! 3w
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Louise Beautiful! Perhaps Mr. Tumnus will find you and ask you to tea. 😊 3w
readordierachel So magical! 3w
JacqMac Looks much the same here. The windchill is -23 though. Which makes it really ugly. lol 3w
LeeRHarry Looks magical 💕 3w
CarolynM 😂 3w
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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#MaeveBinchyBuddyRead she‘s one of those voices you‘d recognize anywhere. I would have recognized her writing after a few seconds of reading if I‘d chosen the book blindfolded 😂

Andrew65 You always know what you are going to get. 4w
JacqMac True! And I like it. lol 4w
ljuliel Pretty cover ! 3w
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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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According to several studies us Finns read books more than any other country. Based on the amount of people a few minutes after the doors opened at the Helsinki book fair I fully believe this! The Helsinki library bus has a moomin theme. The speaker of the Parliament (former PM) was there as well. He just had a heart surgery a month ago.

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Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
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Can‘t wait! Will start reading it today! I have to say she‘s really high up on my fave authors list. Yes, so are many others, but Casey really is a fantastic storyteller.

Andrew65 I‘m hoping to start this later today or tomorrow at the latest. 😊 Agree about Jane Casey. (edited) 4w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb Ooh, you need to read it ASAP! I only have 100 pages left and I already want to read the unpublished one. 3w
Andrew65 That‘s great. Most of my reading time today will be on this one. 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 👍🏽 It‘s once again different, the crime that is. Never know what to expect 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s what she is so good at. 3w
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We Need New Names | NoViolet Bulawayo
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Books I got today!

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In three weeks I‘ll be at the biggest bookstore on the Southern Hemisphere; 8 stories high, more than 1 million books! OMG, take my money! Tomorrow I‘m heading to the big book fair in Helsinki. I ❤️ books!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Where is the southern hemisphere one? Excuse my ignorance! 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Which bookstore?? I'm in Pretoria and I've never heard of this 😱 4w
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Plus, you're going to be in SA? That's so cool 4w
Tove_Reads Yeah, I‘ll come to Pretoria as well! What should I do there? It looks so pretty! I‘ll die in the heat though 😂 I think it‘s called Collectors Treasure or something @MommyWantsToReadHerBook (edited) 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Hurry up going there! Due to their bday they give a 45% discount on all books in October. Just my luck... 🤷🏼‍♀️☹️ 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Tove_Reads would love to meet up! Uhm the typical spots like the Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument and Church Square are well worth visiting, the Monument just very tiring. Yeah, it's hot now! Rietvlei Nature Reserve is beautiful and easily accessible if you want to go for a game drive or two. The Cultural Historical Museum (hmmm I'll check the English name) is awesome and would teach you a lot about South Africa. 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Awesome, thanks! I should be there November 27 or 28. Coming from one of the coldest places on the planet it‘s for sure different! I‘m pretty much flying from the most Northern place to the most Southern place, yet I‘ll be in the same time zone, crazy! 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook How much time will you have here? That's so crazy! 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘ll be in Jozi for one night November 15-16. Flying to Vic Falls 16th. Coming back down through Zimbabwe and Botswana. I‘ll be back in Jozi 25th. 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Awesome. Do get in touch before you leave, let's try and get coffee or lunch or something! 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook My thing is wildlife, especially wildlife trade, so I‘ll be visiting rescue centers and going on safaris. I‘ll also visit microbreweries and naturally bookstores. Very interested in African history and politics. 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘ll def get in touch! Let me know if you visit the bookstore before I get there! 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Tove_Reads sadly not likely, I'm so broke right now and it would be like a whole time-consuming outing and I have my kids with me as a rule. The area is super dodgy according to a friend... So better do the smart stuff like obviously no valuables, and like Uber there directly, don't walk around... It's sad, actually. 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘m staying maybe 2 km away, and my hotel offers a free shuttle bus (within 5km), so I‘ll be using that one! Looked at the hotels there for a very long time! Also coming from the safest Western country it‘s so strange. Rietvlei is most def on my list. The public transport system seems to be quite bad, so trying to figure out how I can go places. 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yeah our public transport system sucks 😭 I called Rietvlei easily accessible but I guess to Uber would cost a small fortune. Where in Pretoria are you staying? Could you rent a car? I have a friend who does tours to the historic sites in Pretoria, and actually also Rietvlei, but I think that's normally when there is a whole group of foreign visitors that are traveling together... 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Where are you from again, Norway? I forget! 4w
Tove_Reads @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Finland. I‘ve decided to stay in Jozi and move around. Easy to get to Pretoria for the day. I want to go to the cradle of humankind, but it‘s either a tour or drive. Insane! I don‘t want to drive in a strange big city. 4w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Tove_Reads ah I see. I wanted to suggest Cradle of Humankind too - the installation The Long March to Freedom is AMAZING. Yeah driving sounds stressful - especially on our roads 😜
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I‘m a bit behind with this one. Hopefully I‘ll finish tomorrow. I am once again “enjoying” vitamin D deficiency, which means I‘m super tired at all times ☹️

EadieB @Tove_Reads Did you get tested? Did you take more Vitamin D? 4w
Tove_Reads @EadieB Yes, on Monday. Half of what I should have in my blood ☹️ 4w
EadieB @Tove_Reads That's how they found my parathyroid problem because my calcium and Vitamin D was off. I had to have one of my parathyroids removed. 4w
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Andrew65 That‘s not fun @Tove_Reads or @EadieB I‘ve finished this one now and hoping to read the latest Maeve Kerrigan book this weekend. 4w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ll pick it up on Saturday and will start reading it then. @EadieB 4w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Did you enjoy this book? I wasn‘t impressed 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4w
gradcat @Tove_Reads You didn‘t like it? I‘m really sorry about that. I know I‘m in the minority here, but I find myself liking them more and more all the time. Also, I‘m sorry that you‘re not feeling well. I know it‘s not fun to have that parathyroid problem, either, @EadieB ... I have a very good friend who had to have that surgery (in fact, two of my friends had this problem) and I remember it well. How are you doing, @Andrew65 — feeling any better? 4w
Andrew65 No neither was I, I gave it a generous 2.5 stars. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Starting this one now. Sorry to see you were not too impressed. @Tove_Reads @gradcat I‘m getting a good start on #24B4Monday #Readathon (edited) 4w
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads my Dr. tells me most people who live in areas that arent in tropics are vitamin D deficient. Some are like you and have symptoms, but he said many many are affected and dont realize. I'm taking D3 supplement 4w
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi Most Finns take supplements because of the lack of sun, but my body doesn‘t absorb D supplement well. Trying yet another one to see if this one will work. 3w
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I hope it works for you❤ 3w
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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Excited about this new series of hers!

TrishB Will watch out for your review 👍🏻 1mo
DGRachel Loved this one! I hope you do, too! 1mo
Cathythoughts I see I have it stacked already 👍🏻 enjoy 1mo
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Whitethorn Woods | Maeve Binchy
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Done with reality for today. I guess this is the one we‘ll read now? @Andrew65

Andrew65 Yes as you‘ve seen from the other post Whitethorn Woods is up next. 1mo
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Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge | Anne Marit Waade, Kim Toft Hansen
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This is how it starts then - 2020! Murder and crime in the Nordics ? We will start with these three series in January. Läckberg 10 books, Kepler 7 books, Adler-Olsen 8 books. Start looking for the first books in the series, so that you‘ll be ready in January.
Everyone is welcome to join our buddy reads! #YearOfNordicNoir

Tove_Reads FYI Joona Linna (Kepler‘s series) has Finnish roots (the name is fully Finnish). Nice to have a bit of Finnish flavour 🙂 And for once I can get all books from pretty much every library here, and in many languages. All of these are as e-books here as well, so it almost feels too easy 😂🤪 1mo
Andrew65 Just to make people aware Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen is also Published under the title Mercy. I know our library has it under this title. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads These series make up 25 books and we need 36 books for the year so for those that want to read Jo Nesbo, we have time to read some of his books next year too. @Andrew65 (edited) 1mo
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Tove_Reads @eadieb Once we‘re done with Joona Linna we could start with Harry Hole? 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads ok sounds good! 1mo
Tove_Reads http://www.salomonssonagency.se/antti-tuomainen Can you get these books (end of the page) at your libraries? @eadieb @andrew65 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads No my library does not have them 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb He‘s supposed to be superb. Never read any of his. Probably have to soon. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I'll ask my library to order his books. 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I believe The Healer is quite famous. He just came out with his latest this month. 1mo
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Andrew65 thanks for coordinating, I'm going to search for these. 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads My library has three of Antti Tuomainen‘s books. Not The Healer but a library 25 miles away that I joined on Saturday does have it. @EadieB @Crazeedi (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes happy to add Jo Nesbo on. @Tove_Reads 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes I think it was @AnneCecilie that wanted to read some Nesbo. @Tove_Reads 1mo
AnneCecilie That‘s correct, I want to read some Nesbø @EadieB @Andrew65 I‘ll probably join in on the others too, the library has both Kepler and Lackberg. And I want to find out what is selling like crazy in Norway @Tove_Reads Do you have the Swedish title for Adler-Olsen? I hope that will make it easier to find the correct title. 1mo
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie Kvinnan i rummet? 1mo
AnneCecilie @Andrew65 Thank you for the link. I have now found the book. Your suggestion may be the Swedish title, I was hoping it would help me towards the Norwegian one. Sometimes the difference between a Norwegian title and an English title, is huge. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 @Crazeedi Omigod—I‘ve read ALL of these...will you guys promise to keep me posted on what you read even though I won‘t be rereading these? I hope to be able to join you guys at some point. ♥️ 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes! We will continue with Nesbo, whom you‘ve also read, but the others we haven‘t decided upon yet, so there‘s your chance to read someone knew with us! I believe we start reading him in August, and someone else in September. Who would you like to read? Plus, if you want to you can join in on our Follett buddy read! 1mo
gradcat Do you mean next year in August? Color me confused (usual state of affairs here 😂), but I‘m not sure if you guys have already started or are planning for the future. There is one (maybe two, can‘t remember) Nesbo standalones that I‘ve yet to read. Anyway, I‘ll just take my cues from you guys, and be happy with that! 😊 (edited) 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes, Augusr 2020. Kepler is 7 books, so we will finish that series in July. We‘ll be done with Adler-Olsen in August, Läckberg in October. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Thank you very much for the update! I think (not positive here) that I have three left as far as Kepler goes, and re Läckberg, I believe I have one (maybe two) left to read in the Fjällbacka series. Is that what you guys are reading? 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Yes, Joona Linna and Fjällbacka. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, just checked: I have one more Fjällbacka & I haven‘t read any Joona Linna. I think this means I‘ll get to join in with you guys sooner rather than later...YAY! I‘m so excited ?! 1mo
Tove_Reads Joona Linna is the character in Kepler‘s series. @gradcat 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Yup, you‘re right, of course. I‘ve gotten all mixed up here. Joona Linna is the Kepler trilogy, right? Anyway, I‘ve read through The Sandman. Haven‘t read The Stalker & The Rabbit Hunter. Re Lackberg, I haven‘t read The Lost Boy or Buried Angels. Sorry! It‘s been a while since I read these and I‘ve forgotten things. But I think I‘ve got it right now. Again, sorry I‘m so confused! 😐 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, well excuse me for calling it the Kepler trilogy, because obviously there are more featuring Joona Linna. But Lazarus is one that I did not know about until just now, so I was only aware of six. Thanks, and sorry that I‘m such an idiot. I‘m not always this ditsy...I promise. 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Just jump in whenever you feel like it! First book of each series in January, second in February etc. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Will do! Thanks loads!! ♥️ 1mo
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The Shape of Water | Andrea Camilleri
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Since you people rave about Camilleri a lot, I decided to borrow it. Will pick it up a bit later at the library. Donna Leon has to wait until I get back from my travels. Been meaning to read her for years.

Crazeedi Oh I am so jealous that you get to read for the first time, you will come to love these characters. I read these as audiobooks, since that the only way I found them to borrow. And it was an awesome ride! I listened up to number 17, and they dont have any more, so I'm ordering the rest as books! Enjoy, and I'm excited to hear your thoughts 1mo
Crazeedi And also they get better and better!! 1mo
Andrew65 I‘m also envious, welcome to a great series. 😊 1mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 How long does it take for you to read a Camilleri? 3w
Andrew65 You‘re in for a delight and as said they only get better. 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads They are quick reads, most of them in around 4 hours. 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Yeah, looked at it and I think I‘ll do it in 2 hours. 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You must be a very quick reader. 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 about 100 pages/h 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads About double my rate, depending on book ranges from 40 - 60 pages but usually at least 50 - 55 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 That‘s what I remember. This book looks like 90 min to me. 3w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads You amaze me! 😊 3w
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Father left, brothers died, poverty, no friends... After imprisonment he became the leader of the country. From 1980 to 1990 high school enrollment went from 2% to 70%. Literacy rate from 45% to 80%. He got public health services walking distance for all villages. The something went terrible wrong ☹️

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I‘m one book behind the rest of the gang, so I guess I need to read this one before next week! I guess this wasn‘t exactly Andrew‘s fave 🤣

Andrew65 Too right. 😢 Books gone from 4.5, to 3.5, to 2.5. Hope the next book reverses the trend. 1mo
Crazeedi I agree with @Andrew65 ratings 1mo
Crazeedi Are we reading number 4 now?? I cant remember! Lol @Andrew65 1mo
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Andrew65 @Crazeedi Pleased to see I‘m not alone on this. Yes book 4 next, 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 ok thank you!! 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I‘m still in—I‘m enjoying Aimée LeDuc very much! We‘re supposed to start number 4 on the 22nd of this month. How are you? I‘ve been missing you!! ? 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Had to read several books before I went to a crime novel festival, so fell behind with this series. However, ready to continue with Bastille next week! Then I‘m traveling again in November so I‘ll miss the next buddy read. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads I want to go to a crime-novel festival! So jealous right now, I can‘t even stand it! 😂 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat I'm good, did you get my email? On my way to cabin at lake today, for a week!! 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I hadn‘t gotten it as of yesterday, but I‘ll check again! A week at the lake—you‘ve got the life, my dear!! 😂 Hope you have a fantastic time! 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat ok let me check, I sent yesterday or day before! 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi it I should check...it‘s probably that I just haven‘t looked at them! Checking now.... 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi I got it! Emailed you right back! 😉 1mo
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Night over Water | Ken Follett
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This is our next Follett book, which we‘ll read at the beginning of November! Feel free to join us in reading this book by an amazing storyteller, a fantastic author!

Andrew65 Looking forward to this. Just put a reservation on it at the library. 1mo
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After listening to the book for 27 hours I don‘t know if I should be happy or sad, so I choose hopeful! Even though I knew most of the events in this book from before, it is different hearing about it at once and from Mandela himself. He really made a great impact, admitted that he was imperfect and always knew there was a lot more to be done. Most people would lose hope during 27 years in prison, not Mandela. I enjoyed the book!

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Locating Nordic Noir: From Beck to The Bridge | Anne Marit Waade, Kim Toft Hansen
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Littens! 2020 will be #YearOfNordicNoir! @EadieB and @Andrew65 and myself will read several Nordic crime fiction series (probably will not finish all of them in 2020) next year. ☝🏾Some examples of what we‘ve been talking about. Would anyone else be interested in joining us?

EadieB @Tove_Reads Nice display! Yes anyone who wants to read with us is always welcome! @Andrew65 @gradcat @Crazeedi @TrishB 1mo
Andrew65 Also does anyone think there are some Nordic authors we‘ve missed off that are must Reads. 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 There are many, many, many! 1mo
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Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hopefully we‘ll hear about them. 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Läckberg, Edwardsson, Mankell, Holt, Tuomainen, Schulman, Lindstein, Fossum, Sjöwall, Nesser, Marklund and I could go on forever ? 1mo
AnneCecilie I could be interested in joining in on the Nesbø books that I haven‘t read. Can‘t wait to to hear your thoughts on Marklund and Holt. 1mo
TrishB @EadieB thanks for tag - I just can‘t get into this genre though 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
EadieB @TrishB You're welcome! No problem! 1mo
Crazeedi I have not read any so I'd be up to try, to see if I liked 1mo
MrBook Thank you for the tag, @Andrew65 ☺️🤗! 1mo
Andrew65 @MrBook Hope you and @BookBabe are well. 🤗 1mo
Andrew65 @TrishB I‘m waiting to see if I can. 1mo
Andrew65 @AnneCecilie @Crazeedi Would be great to have you with us. 🤗 1mo
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Okay, I mentioned this in another post, but please count me in!! And thanks for thinking of me! ♥️♥️ 1mo
EadieB @gradcat You are one of us! We think nice things about you all the time! 1mo
EadieB @Crazeedi We will be glad to have you join us! 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I totally agree, I consider @gradcat and @Crazeedi one of us. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 👍 1mo
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Yay! Because I love @Crazeedi ... you guys are fantastic buddies! 1mo
Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie Have read all Holts and Marklunds, so I won‘t read them now. We haven‘t finalized what we‘ll read yet, just tossing around names 🙂 1mo
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi @gradcat Yes, naturally you are welcome to join us reading these books, and maybe we‘ll even need to vote on what we‘ll read 🙂 1mo
Tove_Reads @TrishB Which ones have you tried? 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat I love all of you including @crazed too. 😍 1mo
Andrew65 We should possibly start to produce a list of names then we can all vote and decide which three we start with, it worked well when we did this at the end of 2018, and look at the great series we have read since - Mo Hayder‘s Jack Caffery Series, Jane Casey‘s Maeve Kerrigan Series and Adrian McKinty‘s Sean Duffy Series (before he became flavour of the month). Loved them all. @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Crazeedi @gradcat @MrBook @AnneCecilie 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 just give me a heads up please, these are mostly all new authors to me. Thanks for including me, I feel special!!😍 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi And mostly new authors to me too. That‘s why I want to produce a list of authors so I can see what authors I can get hold of prior to voting on the three series to start with. (edited) 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 @EadieB @Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I would be happy to read anything you guys come up with that I haven‘t read. I‘ve read all of Nesbo & Adler-Olsen and about half of Lackberg. Love Sjowall but they are very dated. I‘d be happy to vote, or take direction...either way is fine with me... 🤷🏽‍♀️! 1mo
gradcat @EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @Crazeedi Oh, and I forgot to mention that I‘ve read all of Henning Mankell also. ♥️ 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Did you enjoy the Adler-Olsen. Books? 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat Is there anything you havent read? Lol😉 I'm a newbie at these authors 1mo
EadieB @Crazeedi I see your birthday is November 10th. Give me a list of books or update your list of books you want and I will send you some books. I have 2 trade sites where I have over 800 credits and I can see if I can find the books you want and I can have them mailed to you. Email me your list of books and your address. Thanks! (edited) 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 I love the Dept. Q (Adler-Olsen) books...and so did my mother! But we both thought the first ones were better than the latter ones, with an exception or two in there. They‘re really very funny in parts and quite serious in others. It‘s the characters & their relationships—so great! I even watched the three that they made into movies on Netflix, but those were all seriousness & no amusement. Have you read any of them? 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi It‘s only because I purposely searched for books set in foreign countries so that I could learn about them. I doubt that I‘ve read any more books than any of you...just only more foreign ones, perhaps? How are you? 1mo
Crazeedi @EadieB I will try to get done tomorrow! Thank you so much!❤ 1mo
Crazeedi @gradcat I need to start doing that! I'm glad I'm going to read with this group, opening up my reading world! I'm at the lake! 1mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Mine too! I love this reading group. I think we have similar tastes in books, plus everybody knows of some book or other that I‘ve never heard of, so it‘s perfect! How‘s the weather up there? I hope it‘s good for you guys. Once more with feeling: I‘m jealous!! Catch a fish for me! 🎣 😂 ♥️ 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat I have read at least one book from almost every country on our planet. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads That is really great! I think the rarest setting for me is a series set in North Vietnam. It‘s really good, though. I‘m going to have to compare notes with you some day because I love, love, love reading books that are culturally immersive. 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat I have the address for my blog on my profile page here. Some of the books are there 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Thanks very much! I‘m going to bookmark your blog right this minute! ♥️ 1mo
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Flickan med sn i hret | Ninni Schulman
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I‘ve taken a long break from Nordic authors, but now I‘m back reading them! There are so many good ones, so it‘s hard to know which ones to read. I enjoyed the first book in the series. Set in a tiny place in Sweden a 16 yo girl goes missing. Something strange is going on, and a journalist who moved back to town wants the truth. The author is from this town, and she says that everyone living there wants her to kill someone on their home street 😂

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I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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I will place my final book order before Brexit. No way to know when I can buy books smartly again. Let me know what I should buy! What have we been taking about to read? Suggest books I simply have to read!

EadieB Have you read: Sancti Trilogy by Simon Toyne
Ewert Grens by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom
Hannah Vogel by Rebecca Cantrell
Kate Burkholder by Linda Castillo
Nora Gavin by Erin Hart
Simon Serrailler by Susan Hill
Chief Inspector Mario Silva by Leighton Gage
Darby McCormick by Chris Mooney
The Gabriel Allon Series by Daniel Silva
Maggie O'Dell by Alex Kava
Penn Cage by Greg Iles
Reverend Clare Fergusson by Julia Spencer-Fleming
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EadieB Series I want to read but have not started yet:
Commissario Ricciardi Series by Maurizio de Giovanni
Reykjavik Murder Mysteries by Arnaldur Indridason
Eddie Flynn Series by Steve Cavanagh
Ann Lindell Series by Kjell Eriksson
Mark de Castrique Burryin' Barry (6 bks), Sam Blackman Mystery (5 bks)
Alex Gray DCI Lorimer
Jorgen Brekke Inspector Odd Singsaker, Detective Felicia Stone
Anja DeJager Lotte Meerman
Adam Croft
Gerald Elias
Claire McGowan
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Tove_Reads @eadieb Thanks! Need to check these out tomorrow with a fresh pair of eyes! Luckily, I can easily get all the Nordic ones here. 1mo
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EadieB @Tove_Reads Some books I have found but have not gotten to yet. 1mo
BookwormAHN Preston and Child's Pendergast series or any of their books are good. 1mo
Andrew65 You‘re more hopeful about Brexit happening this month than I am! 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I can‘t take any risks when it comes to books 😂 1mo
TrishB Having a think! 1mo
gradcat Okay, are you referring only to American authors? @EadieB has given you lots of options, but if you are referring to certain areas of the world, let me know. I‘m not sure which authors will become difficult to find after Brexit. Meanwhile, @Andrew65 is cracking me up re the possibility of Brexit actually happening!! 😂🤣😂 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat The country is in a total political mess, all out for themselves and not the best interests of the country. Whether you are in favour of Brexit or not a democratic vote went for it. Democracy in the U.K. is dead as the will of the people has not been actioned and not ever sure it will be. Can‘t see the point of ever voting again when democracy doesn‘t exist! @EadieB (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 Payne and Jones Series by Chris Kuzneski
Roy Grace Series by Peter James
John Rebus Series by Ian Rankin
DCI Ryan Series by L J Ross
Tony Hill / Carol Jordan Series by Val McDermid
Jack Brady Series by Danielle Ramsay
Tom Kirk Series by James Twining
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EadieB @Andrew65 The will of the people should prevail. If the majority voted to leave, then that‘s what should be done. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Exactly! Some parties now talking about virtually annulling the rest and stopping Brexit. How can that be democracy! As I say doesn‘t matter whether for or against it, it was voted for! Very bad situation all round. I can see riots and civil disobedience ahead. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s not good! 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ll join the rioters if I don‘t get my books 😂 1mo
Tove_Reads @gradcat Nordic books I can always get, but having problem with many others. Especially annoying when it comes to my reading the world challenge. Good thing is that I can order books to my friend‘s mother‘s address and he‘ll bring me the books four times a year. But, can‘t order 20 books there... 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb Should we find three new series for 2020, now that we are almost done with our three original choices? 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I bought Kuzenski, library has some. Read all Rankins. Reading James atm. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Should we do some of the Nordic authors since they would be easy for you to get? @Andrew65 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I was thinking it would be nice to be more versatile. It wasn‘t our plan, but we‘ve been mostly reading British authors. Nothing wrong with it, there are many great ones, but why not mix it up a bit? Have you guys read Camilla Läckberg or Jo Nesbo? Been meaning to read both. @andrew65 (edited) 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I‘ve read a few about 3 Nesbo books and own most of them and Lackberg‘s books too. I haven't read any Lackberg's and I think @Andrew65 has read a few of both. (edited) 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Did we discuss jussi alder-Olsen at some point already? 1mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Have you read Lars Kepler? 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I have some of Jussi alder-Olsen and Lars Kepler and have wanted to read them too. Nesbo, Lackberg and these two would be great to read in 2020. Have to check with @Andrew to see if he can get these books too. 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Is totally out of loop right now and have no clue what we‘re trying to make him a part of 😂 @eadieb 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads He‘s busy working on the group read, Doomsday Key, on LibraryThing. He‘ll check in when he gets a free moment, I‘m sure! 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I‘ve been wanting to read Indridason for years, but I can‘t get hold of his first book ☹️ 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads We can do him too when you get the book. I want to read him too! 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Will have to look for it in some other libraries and second hand bookstores. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Ok so we will wait to see what Andrew thinks and you can let us know when you find the book. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB @Tove_Reads Well you have all been busy! Eadie is right the Group Read plus a few life issues personally and at work have limited my engagement recently with much of anything! I‘m happy to read some Nordic Mysteries. I‘ve wanted to read Jussi Alder-Olsen for some time. Read first two Camilla Lackberg books that I enjoyed. Also read first Nesbo book but didn‘t enjoy that as much but happy to give them another go. Not read any Lars Kepler👇 1mo
Andrew65 Or Indridason (or even heard of him or her). I‘d also like to read the Magnus Iceland mystery series by Michael Ridpath. Read the first one and really enjoyed it, who thought a mystery set in Iceland would have a strong Lord of the Rings element! Karin Fossum? Yrsa Sigurðardóttir? I also enjoyed the first one in the Kari Vaara Series by James Thompson. Will have to check which of these authors I can get hold of. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I‘ve read both Yrsa and Karin. I Could read the first two Camilla this year unless you want to reread them. All my friends are Raging about Jo and Harry Hole, so there must be something there! @eadieb 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads My first Nesbo book was The Snowman as they were not translated in order. That one was very good. I think the first book The Bat which @Andrew read was not the best as it is the first in the series. 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb @andrew65 I could read the first Nesbo this year as well. 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes it was the Bat. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I also own some Ridpath, Fossum and Yrsa books so can read those too. Don't think I have any Thompson books but my library may have them. So whatever authors both of you can get is fine with me. @Tove_Reads. Yes, my library does have some Thompson books. (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB 😱 An author that Eadie doesn‘t have in her library. 😂 This is a red letter day, that doesn‘t happen too often! @Tove_Reads (edited) 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Guess what! Just checked out the titles of James Thompson's books and I do own Snow Angels. I do remember you telling me that you read that one. lol @Tove_Reads 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thought it was too good to be true! 😂 I really enjoyed that one. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I had no idea that he was Nordic. I just picked up the book because it was a mystery. lol 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I think he was American, from memory, but a Nordic book as set in Iceland. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Ok that explains it. Usually if they are Nordic they advertise that on the cover. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads @EadieB @Andrew65 I would love to join in if you guys would have me. I‘ve read all of Jussi Adler-Olsen, some Lackberg, some Indridason, some Siguroardottir, all of Nesbo, some Fossum & one Yrsa. None of the others mentioned by Andrew...are we still reading Cara Black? I don‘t normally read mystery/thriller series by American authors, except for Karin Slaughter. Btw Andrew, didn‘t you guys have foreign influence in your Brexit vote?... 1mo
gradcat @Andrew65 ...like we did in our 2016 Presidential vote? 1mo
EadieB @gradcat Wow! You read all those! That's impressive! Yes I am still going to read Cara Black too! (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Who knows what went on around that Brexit. But foreign interference seems to be a given these days. Impressive reading and we‘d love to have you with us. And yes still progressing through Cara Black. 1mo
gradcat @EadieB & @Andrew65 Thanks very much you two...I would really love to join in on the ones I haven‘t read, and I might read some of the others that @Tove_Reads mentioned that I haven‘t read as well. Okay great re Aimée LeDuc...getting ready for 1mo
gradcat @EadieB I used to read so much & so fast...and I always wanted to read my favorite genre, detective novels, yet I only wanted to read the ones set in other countries...that‘s why I‘ve read so many of those. I‘m a much slower reader these days...so old!! Ha ha! No seriously, I just can‘t read as fast as I used to, but that‘s okay...I really take in more detail now. 1mo
EadieB @gradcat I can‘t read fast as I love all the details and especially if I love the author‘s writing then I want to read every word! 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat Yes next Cara Black starts Tuesday 22nd. @EadieB @Crazeedi @Tove_Reads Anyone I‘m missing off for the Cara Black Books? 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat I tend to read about 40 - 50 pages an hour depends on book. With work commitments limited reading time, so possibly read a bit faster. My wife who is older than me and doesn‘t work Reads at a much steadier rate (just like Eadie) but picks up so much more. @EadieB is a total reading machine. 🙌🙌🙌😱 She does Read at a steady pace but always amazed the amount of hours she can read each day. 1mo
Andrew65 @gradcat When off work and recovered from tiredness I can read anywhere between 7 and 10 hours if nothing else happening and tend to read between about 400 and 500 pages. According to my app, up to midnight last night (13th) I had read 3654 pages this month but been a particularly difficult month. Keep hoping my luck will turn around. @EadieB During #24B4Monday Readathon tend to fit in around 24 - 26 hours. 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I'm in for whatever you all decide to read, I just need to know to find the books. Right now I've been caught up with Camilleris books, I'm actually making an order for number 18to 24 since my audiobooks stopped at 17. @Tove_Reads of course I'm going to recommend Donna Leon's Brunetti series, and Martin Walkers Bruno chief of police series. Also Camilleris as I've already said. Doesn't the Book depository send books all over the world👎 (edited) 1mo
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads with free shipping? Why will it be a problem to get books? Anyway, I'm game for whatever. There are other books I'd recommend but having brain bleep right now 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi You have just zoomed through Camilleri. I joined a new library on Saturday 25 miles away and these now give me access to most of the Donna Leon books online. 👏👏👏👏😍. I really enjoyed the first one. 1mo
EadieB Karin Fossum - 13 (Inspector Sejer) + 2 Standalone
Jo Nesbo - 12 (Harry Hole) 2 (Blood on Snow) + 3 Standalone
Arnaldur Indridason - 11 (Inspector Erlendur) + 2 ( Flovent and Thorson) + 1 S/A
Henning Mankell - 11(Kurt Wallander) + 14 Standalone
Lisa Marklund - 11 (Annika Bengtzon) + 1 Standalone with James Patterson
Camilla Lackberg - 10 (Patrik Hedstrom) + 2 Standalone
Maj Sjowall - 10 (Martin Beck)
Hakan Nesser - 10 (Inspector Van Veetere) + 2
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EadieB Jussi Adler-Olsen - 8 (Department Q) + 2 S/A Kjell Eriksson - 7 (Ann Lindell) LarsKepler-7(DetectiveInspectorJoonaLinna) James Thompson - 5 (Inspector Vaara) JorgenBrekke - 4 (Odd Singsaker) + 1 S/A 1mo
Tove_Reads @Eadieb I‘m up for everything but Marklund and Markell. Remember them still well. The others I haven‘t read that much. Anne Holt is also good, but I‘ve read all of those too. Pekka Hiltunen is good as well. Leena Lehtolainen is very popular too. Sadly, my two fave Finnish authors have not been translated. (edited) 1mo
Tove_Reads @Crazeedi I tend to order 20 books at a time from GB. If there is a no deal between GB and EU it‘s impossible to say when things get fixed and what‘s going to happen. Now it‘s internal market so no extra taxes, customs etc. 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @Crazeedi @gradcat Can you check the list above by @EadieB and see if you can get hold of these series? 1mo
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads I will check this list and see. I've been busy getting ready for trip. I'll be gone next week, will try to see who I can find and I'll check in as I can! 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 I am in love with Camilleri, I'm ordering the rest of the series, and I am going to pay for a subscription to watch the Italian series. I found it online through a service, its subtitled but looks good. And I read they follow the books well. Also the director was friends with Camilleri! 1mo
Crazeedi @Tove_Reads @gradcat @EadieB @Andrew65 I'm ready for this reading group whatever you all decide! I'm going to investigate these new to me authors so I'm better informed! 1mo
Crazeedi @Andrew65 also I make a point not to reread, but I'm going to reread Camilleri and Leon's series. Glad you found brunetti! They get better as you go, trust me, the first one was good, but they get soooo much better 1mo
Andrew65 @Crazeedi In that case look forward to getting to rest of them. 1mo
gradcat @Tove_Reads Okay, I‘ve mentioned before that I read all of Nesbo & Mankell, but any of the others are fine and easily obtainable for me. I‘m up for any of these. @Andrew65 I can‘t find Inspector Montalbano series...where did you find it—I‘m jealous!! 1mo
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I know there are a few more fighting for my title (I‘m tired, brain doesn‘t work properly), but the tagged one and Follett‘s Kingsbridge are for sure amongst the very, very best!

GlassAsDiamonds Kushiels Dart trilogy by Jacqueline Carey 1mo
Klou The Hunger Games 1mo
readingjedi The Lord of the Rings. His Dark Materials. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever. 1mo
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Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Can‘t wait to dig into this one!

TrishB Loved it 👍🏻 1mo
EadieB I‘m looking forward to this one too! 1mo
Andrew65 Still need to read After The Fire, but now have books 6, 7 and 8 out of the library. 1mo
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Andrew65 Have you read this yet (book 7) @EadieB @Tove_Reads I finished After The Fire last night? 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Not yet but will start it soon! @Tove_Reads 1mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m possibly reading it this weekend. @Tove_Reads 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Me too! I‘m finishing up some reviews and will start it after that. @Tove_Reads 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb I just finished Murder in the Sentier, and the tagged one is the next in line, so I‘m ready! 1mo
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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Such a great author, such a great storyteller! Follett has never failed me! Another intriguing thriller set in the days before social media. Dr. Ferrami is doing groundbreaking work studying identical twins who have been separated at birth. Only thing is, what if there are more than two of them? What if a small group of big shots want her to shut up about it? Read it to find out what is going on! It‘s worth it!

Andrew65 Don‘t know what those poor and low rated reviews were about! 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Never try to understand humans... People should rave about these books, all of them, not just the trilogies! 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads 🤔😂 Yes I agree! I quite often go against popular opinion both ways. 1mo
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Third Voice | Rolf Brjlind, Cecilia Brjlind, Hilary Parnfors
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I thoroughly recommend this series to everyone who‘s into police procedural, crime, Nordic noir, thriller, murder novels... This is the second book in the series. The main characters are so imperfect that it makes them perfect characters for a book like this. I need to move on to book number three soon!

EadieB My library has a bunch of DVD‘s and 1 book (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks for my information, my library has the first two. @EadieB (edited) 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Not sure the rest are translated yet. But, this is something I know you‘ll enjoy @EadieB 1mo
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The Calling of the Grave | Simon Beckett
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Somehow it just felt right to start reading this tonight. The week has been weird with a school stabbing here in Finland and the deaths of several policemen in Paris. Sometimes real life is so much creepier, but I prefer to dig deep into fiction right now!

Cathythoughts Hope the book helps to escape for awhile ♥️ 2mo
Andrew65 Fiction is always the best escape. Love this series. 1mo
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Girls of Riyadh | Rajaa Alsanea
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Time to move on to #saudiarabia #readingtheworld

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The Third Twin | Ken Follett
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Been so busy that I‘ve forgotten to ask, when, when, when? I forgot that it‘s October already 😱👻🎃

EadieB @Tove_Reads @Andrew65 I‘m ready whenever you are! 2mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB It‘s up to @Andrew65 then! 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads 👍🏻 2mo
Andrew65 Will check into how I can get a copy and get back to you. @EadieB @Tove_Reads (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 Interesting this one, quite a low rating on Goodreads, 3.69 and some bad reviews on Amazon. Wonder what we‘ll think. @EadieB @Tove_Reads 2mo
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Obsessed with Zimbabwe at the moment. I feel so bad about how Europeans treated Africa ☹️ The English really did a number here. This “gentleman” was in love with his married aunt, and enjoyed beating up his servants in his spare time. And then the man in the top left corner... Bad people come from every country. How do people become so bad and twisted?

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September, September | Shelby Foote
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This is what I read in September. Felt like a slow reading month, but 19 is ok. Several thought provoking books and I was happy to even meet some of these authors!

TrishB 19 is good 👍🏻 2mo
Mitch @TrishB especially when one is A Little Life! 2mo
TrishB @Mitch exactly 😁 2mo
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Andrew65 19 is great! A book every 37.89 hours. 😳 1mo
Andrew65 What was your favourite book of the month? 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Hard to say. Many were 4+/4,5. 1mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads That‘s good!! 1mo
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Telling Tales | Ann Cleeves
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I know I can get some sympathy from you guys. I want to, no need to, read all these books right now! Why am I not five people, so I could do it right now? Oh, the tragedies of being a reader 😂🤪

Andrew65 I‘m still behind with After the Fire but finally got it from the library. 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 It‘s another good one! Good that they found the book! 1mo
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Zimbabwe | Tapiwa Mugabe
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Look what I just did!!!! Southern Africa, here I come! Many dreams coming true ❤️ Any book recommendations from this region?

RachelO Oh wow! I‘m super-excited for you! Send back photos! From my armchair travels, I recommend 2mo
TheBookStacker I grew up just outside of the KNP! Hope you‘re going in for a bit of a safari it‘s an amazing place! Also I recommend (edited) 2mo
LeeRHarry That looks like an Intrepid trip 😊 have a fantastic time!! 2mo
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LeeRHarry Haven‘t read this series but I know others who like it 😊 2mo
Tove_Reads @TheBookStacker Wow! What an amazing place to grow up at! Yes, several safaris. 2mo
Tove_Reads @RachelO I have actually read that one! Yes, it is exiting! 2mo
Tove_Reads @LeeRHarry It is indeed, my first trip with them! I have read the first maybe 6 books in the series. 2mo
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Question | Austin Clarke, Clarke
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kamoorephoto Thriller...stays exciting, keeps me guessing! 2mo
BridgetteM Mystery, hands down. :) 2mo
AmyG Contemporary fiction 2mo
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MySharonaK Mystery /horror mystery 2mo
Megabooks Printbooks: Contemporary fiction, Audiobooks: General nonfiction 2mo
CaroPi Historical fiction 2mo
JacqMac Historical fiction. 2mo
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Litsy doesn‘t have this book, and I am so sad to tell you it‘s not available in English ☹️ The former Helsinki murder squad boss wrote a book about his real cases. He is very good on stage, unlike most policemen. He‘s seen the big changes from the 70s until today. Murders have gone down a lot! In 2017 there were 61 homicides in the whole country!

Tove_Reads The woman on the left is a famous Finnish crime novelist, Leena Lehtolainen. 2mo
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After a full day at a crime novel festival, what do you do? You go home and have to start reading crime, because that‘s the way you were built! ❤️🤷🏼‍♀️😂

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The Spring Tide | Cilla Borjlind, Rolf Brjlind
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I‘m really enjoying this couple‘s series! Highly recommended!

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The man who continued the Millenium series by Stieg Larsson!

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Let the fun begin! I‘m attending the crime novel festival in Helsinki! I‘m pretty much surrounded by older women 🤔

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Nobody on Litsy has liked this book! Haven‘t read it yet, but I love Peter May. Help me out here, @Andrew65

Andrew65 I see what you mean, and it has a lower rating on Goodreads (3.64) than you‘d expect for one of his books. I haven‘t read this yet but I do see on Goodreads that @eadieb gave it a 5 star rating when she read it last year. 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I enjoyed it and I loved his writing! 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I certainly still intend reading it, and all his other books. A go to author for me. @Tove_Reads 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb @andrew65 He is Indeed one of the best! Probably in my Top 10! 2mo
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Dry Bones That Dream | Peter Robinson
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I‘ve been stuck with these two series, because these books have “disappeared” from the library. I ended up ordering them online because apparently they‘re out of print, so the library can‘t get them 🤷🏼‍♀️ Didn‘t feel comfortable to just skip them and move on to the next one. I mean, we are talking about really important things here: book series, no skipping allowed!

TrishB Definitely not! 2mo
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