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Buechersuechtling

Joined October 2016

🇩🇪 Ein lese-loser Tag macht mir schlechte Laune. An einem Tag zu wenig zu lesen auch. – Aber wann liest man schon je genug❓😊
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Little Bee | Chris Cleave
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I‘m tired and exhausted 😩 – and worrying at the same time. 😢

So I see another sleepless night coming.

Time to start a new audiobook …

JennyM Hope you are ok. Sending hugs 14h
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Mehso-so

I ended up liking this more than I expected. I still don‘t like some pronunciation habits of the narrator (🙄) but after that ridiculous Schiwa-thing was finally resolved I felt milder about the plot of „your average messed up family ties“. It actually pictures real life properly, I think. And that some men in their (late) 20‘s still act like pubescents ain‘t also new. It‘s more a „Deal with it.“

A bit excessive but overall okay.

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I started listening, yesterday. It‘s about a family having no strong ties to one another. Then the father dies and his last wish is, that his family sits Schiwa for him …

I liked this summary but I‘m not sure the story and I will become friends. I don‘t like the narrator very much, he here and there has an accent that disturbs me.

Content-related, I‘m where the kid spilled his full potty-chair on the eating table. A bit too weird for me.

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Mehso-so

I so much wanted to love it – and I did‼️
But to be honest the plot was quite obvious this time. It was not badly made, not really, because I didn‘t see the final twist coming, but overall my first guess of who the criminal is was right. I still love the storytelling and meeting all the characters (Pickles ❤️) I already know again but am not convinced by the case this time. So compared to the first “Kate Burkholder” I encountered, this lost.

ljuliel These books take place near where I‘m from ,so a lot of the towns and last names are places I‘ve heard of. I emailed the author after her first one and asked if she was from here. But nope, she‘s from about 1000 miles from us, but her best friend lives here so she got the idea from visiting our area. She is SO nice and replied right away to my email. Every time a new book comes out, she mails me a handful of bookmarks, plus an appreciation letter 5d
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel You‘re kidding me⁉️😯 (No, of course, you‘re not.) I always thought her places were fictional, too. 🤭 I always wanted to look Painter‘s Mill up but until today ended up never doing it. But I love your story. ❤️ That‘s so nice. Just heart warming‼️🥰 4d
ljuliel Painter‘s Mill isn‘t a real town, to my knowledge , but the other towns mentioned in the books are real ( Millersburg, Kidron, Charm, Marshallville, Shreve , Wooster , etc ). and the last names used are all familiar names in the area . It‘s a huge population of Amish people who live mostly in Holmes County, but are also in Wayne County( where I‘m from). Wooster is where our courthouse is. (edited) 4d
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At the moment I‘m not really finding time to start my book so audiobooks have to do the trick. This is the one I downloaded for this week‘s commute. I‘m pretty sure I‘m not listening to the series in the correct order but I remember that I very much liked the first case of Kate Burkholder investigating in the Amish environment I got hold of (“Tödliche Wut”/“Gone Missing”). I was in the mood for another one and so I took what I could get. ?

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Mehso-so

Yes, this also was lovely. Although I it didn‘t capture me in the same way “Lindbergh” did.

Also, it‘s naturally that I lack all the beautiful illustrations Kuhlmann‘s books are said to have … But Bastian Pastewka once more speaking all the characters is brilliant.

Nice little entertainment. Perfect for doing chores.

Deifio We thought the same thing about Edison and Lindbergh. Actually I don't think we even finished Edison. 6d
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It‘s a rather short audiobook but I am sure it will be nice to entertain me during preparing food. I stumbled across it in my library some time ago and remembered that @PickwickPlockPlock recommended “Lindbergh” by the same author to me. “Lindbergh” was really cute and so I start this tiny story (only 50 minutes) with similar high hopes. ☺️ PickwickPlockPlock, do you know it❓

PickwickPlockPlock Oh, no I haven't heard of it! Is itin Onleihe? 1w
Buechersuechtling @PickwickPlockPlock Yes, it is. At least I found my copy there. 1w
PickwickPlockPlock @Buechersuechtling Dann setze ich es mal auf den Merkzettel (dafür fällt mir gerade das englische Wort nicht ein 😁) 1w
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„The world of mice has changed, smart mice are studying at mouse universities, and they are curious about human inventions. Thanks to an old diary of his ancestor, the young mouse Pete learns of a treasure which is said to be lost on the bottom of the sea. With the help of his mouse professor, he wants to recover it. They both not only experience a fantastic adventure, they also make a discovery that will forever illuminate mankind.“

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Pickpick

This one definitely gets a good rating for its originality. A heroine who comes from a trickster-family. 😂 That part of the plot was really interesting and entertaining.

Towards the end, during the last 1,5-hours or so, I wasn‘t quite as intrigued as in the beginning and the end left me a bit unsatisfied, too, but overall I had a diverting time with this due to its unusual initial situation and its unusual point of view.

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At about hour 3.
Meanwhile the plot is pretty clear and the twists and turns are easy to guess but I‘m nevertheless having fun.

I mean come on, a story told from the point of view of a trickster. 😂 Della tries to sell Daniel a pup. Of course things don‘t go as she planned and so you get much background info of how she prepares her alternative missions and plans.

That‘s so entertaining‼️😂

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Oh dear, when I started this in the evening of the day before yesterday I must have been very tired because I fell asleep long before my sleep timer ended. 😂

So I rewinded it a lot as I continued it yesterday. But yes, I like it; the initial situation on the one hand is a bit weird but gets points for originality on the other hand.

It will soon be time for another 40 minutes of audio-lunch. 😋

ljuliel I have the same problem. I fall asleep and lose my place. Now I just set the bookmark where I started listening, then usually end up going back to that spot again to start the next day. 2w
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I‘m sure it‘s quite a while ago but I remember to have seen posts about this book very often and my Litsy feed. And as I found it in my online line Bernie accidentally a few days ago I decided to take it home and give it a try. #LitsyLove

So: Let the reading beginning. 😃

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Bailedbailed

I give in shortly before page 500. I just can‘t join the hype train. It‘s no bad book, it‘s just uninteresting and tedious to me. Maybe it‘s because I expected something different even though I can‘t explain what exactly. I acknowledge her way and her achievements but what she tells just offers very few for me to relate to; maximum 20 %.

I wonder if it was a best seller if a less famous person had written it.

ljuliel I bought it back when it came out but still haven‘t listened to it. It gets great reviews and I‘m sure she‘s a lovely person , but you‘re probably right. If she weren‘t famous, the book would probably not get as much attention. 2w
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel Her female struggles are similar to those of average women in western countries. So, where‘s female power in hiring a cook❓ Nothing wrong with that, I probably would do it, too, but I simply don‘t have the funds to. She has. So it‘s clear that most of her solutions are different from that of Jane Doe. Plus: Her different approach to her function might also be related to generational or zeitgeist change. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel And, no offence meant, but I‘m sure I know how too few about the political system in the USA (although I learned about it in school) to fully savour what she writes about elections and campaigning. For my taste, there is way too much of this in the book. It made me dizzy and I often wondered where the sense in all that is. The sense for the candidates, the sense for the volunteers … Much of this was just too far away for me, you know❓ 2w
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Buechersuechtling But, @ljuliel, independent from my un-satisfaction I‘d love to see your thoughts once you manage to read the book. 🧡 I imagine it to be interesting how a “resident“ interprets it. 2w
ljuliel No worries . I understand. It‘d probably be pretty hard to get enthused over another country‘s First Lady ( or whatever they happen to be called ) , unless she was also known for some great achievements of her own. I don‘t know a lot about Michelle‘s life , but I‘d guess it was pretty ordinary . As said, she seems like a wonderful, kind person , but she wasn‘t famous until her husband was president. I‘ll tag you when I read it. I‘m quite a 👇🏼 (edited) 2w
ljuliel 👆🏼mood reader , so it could be awhile. 🙂. All I know about the Obamas is that they both seemed to be very good kindhearted people who tried their hardest while in the White House. I have a lot of respect for them for that reason. Can I ask what country you‘re from ? I bet I know nothing about the leaders of your country, so it‘s not unusual to not be up to date on other countries and what their governments are like. ❤️ 2w
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel Sure. I‘m from Germany 🇩🇪 – and I don‘t know much about our chancellor Mrs Merkel, either. Although it seems to me that “everybody“ at least knows her name. Which might only include the European “everybodies”. 😉 2w
ljuliel I‘ve heard of her. In fact, I think she visited our Current president early on . Wasn‘t she the one who made the funny faces at him ? She actually seemed quite charming and amusing to watch, but I know nothing about her, as far as what type leader she is, how popular, etc. There are others from Germany here also. @JulesG for one. I‘m sure there are several others, but she‘s the first that comes to mind, as she‘s been here a long time. ❤️ 2w
julesG @ljuliel 😘 Yep, there are a few Germans here. - - - Jessica, I'd have similar problems with this book, I guess. It is interesting to learn about different political systems, but in depth information might be overwhelming too. And, sorry to say so, 2w
julesG ... (hit send accidentally)... Some US culture/customs are a bit outlandish even for my broad knowledge of English speaking countries. 2w
julesG @ljuliel - it's fascinating how important the First Lady is in the US. For example, I know that Mrs Merkel is married, but I have no idea what his name is, nor what he looks like. 2w
ljuliel @julesG I‘m sure it‘s a bit overwhelming to “get” our country and all the cultures and customs we have. It‘s huge, and I‘ve only visited about 20% of the states. We‘re all different, depending on the areas we live in.. although we‘re all one country, there‘s an awful lot to take in and understand. Only living in one state for my entire life, a lot of things boggle my mind too. 2w
julesG @ljuliel mind-boggling, definitely. And I'm sure there are a lot of customs in Germany/Europe that seem outlandish, too. 2w
ljuliel @julesg This might sound pretty stupid, but I get my Overseas Education by watching old reruns of Amazing Race. They‘ve visited Germany several times on the show. It looks like a beautiful country. 2w
Buechersuechtling @julesG Dr. Joachim Sauerwein/Sauerbein, ain‘t that the chancellor‘s husband‘s name❓🤔 To what he does: I‘d suppose, something with physics, “too” but about that I‘m not quite sure. 2w
julesG @ljuliel Yes. Beautiful country, but rather small compared to most US states. 😉 I suppose most of our culture is based in the history of the individual regions, and Europe. PS: Amazing Race 😁 haven't seen it for some time 2w
julesG @Buechersuechtling See, I have no idea. And I'll certainly not Google it. 😂 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Beginning of Part 3.
And I need a pause. ⏸

Large parts of this book are simply uninteresting to me. I‘m almost at page 400 of 600 and maybe 100-120 pages offered me insights or parts I liked to read. She tries to present herself as multi-layered but it all reads flat. Dragging.

A book to support her image and – surely – for creation of image.

Deifio I wonder why everyone else seems to like it so much? Maybe it really is a American vs. European thing as you stated before? 🤔 2w
Buechersuechtling @Deifio 1/2 Maybe. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Or maybe it‘s just me. There are parts in her book I relate to but I don‘t get all the hype about her as a “powerful woman” I encountered. She has a good education and nevertheless needs to struggle to puzzle family life and job together – like most of the women in the western world. 2w
Buechersuechtling @Deifio 2/2 So I often think that it‘s her name that made this book a best seller because I definitely can‘t see that she offers new methods or other revolutionary ideas of how to bring the challenges of life together. I really don‘t see this being such a success if any other average woman would have written it. Do you see what I mean❓ 2w
Deifio Yes, I know what you mean. I think it's a thing that happens a lot. A popular and famous person publishes a book and everyone wants to buy it 😉 maybe it's the hope that they have some insight that we don't have on a specific topic 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I stick with my opinion that this is a “very American” book. It feels so strange. I often wonder how she practically manages to have an appartment with all the chores of John Doe, a full time job, a marriage, friends, a volunteer job, leisure time and/or time for herself plus sports activities❓

How does all that fit into 24 hours❓ “In the evening I was tired and sat in front of the TV.” That‘s all.

Sometimes I also wanna be a top-notcher.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Chapter 12.
Still circumlocutory, there are so many details that seem unnecessary to me – which is a very impolite thing to say about somebody else‘s life, someone you don‘t even know personally, but that‘s how I feel.

I do like the insights into her business life, yes, and yes, she sometimes makes very clever statements – but all in all I feel like the book needs tightening. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I learn that this is a memoir and no book about how her life changed when she became First Lady.

I‘m almost through with the first part but #UnpopularOpinion I enjoyed it way less than I have hoped I would.

It‘s lengthy and it feels a bit patronisingly. Because, for example: Her mum saves money by doing her mani-ped herself. Uuuhm⁉️

Where I live that‘s standard. To go to a “cosmetician” is a touch of luxery.

This read feels “very American”.

Blueroseis I've been months reading this book and not enjoying it one bit. I do intend to finish it but reading about 20 pages a week is all I can stand in one go. 2w
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Must already be Christmas.🎄

I completely forgot that I put this on hold so I was _really_ happy and freaked out a little on my inside 🤩 when I saw that it is available for me this morning.

It‘s clear that every other book that I might have been wanting to read, now has to wait until I‘m through with this one, isn‘t it❓

So happy‼️

RachelO It‘s SO good. Enjoy it 😁 2w
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“A scientist who is none in search of an animal that does not exist falls in love with a man whom she grossly underestimates … “

It‘s the blurb of this serendipity that made me curious, and now I have a new audiobook to look forward to.

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Bailedbailed

Haven‘t read anything by Tommy Jaud, although friends have been recommending his novels to me for some time. I thought this one would be a good start, because I think the basic idea of a book about “not always having to do things conform to society” is pretty good – but it‘s absolutely not for me.

After 15 audio-minutes I bail. It‘s flat, prejudiced, plebby and annoying or I don‘t get the fine irony and satire. 🤐
If so, be it: “Like hell I do”

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Pickpick

And suddenly I was completely intrigued by the plot. I‘m no big mathematician, definitely not, but I liked to learn so much about Alan Turing‘s life and passion. Lagercrantz wonderfully explains complicated theories to non-experts. 😍 I loved and understood those parts even though I can‘t re-tell them.

Keeping the guys from the Government Code and Cypher School (G.C. & C.S.) apart was a bit difficult, but I was able to follow the plot, anyway.

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Off topic, but I just wanted to find a nice, not-cheesy saying to write into a “Get-well-soon”-card for a dear friend …

Gosh folks, so many terrible, awful quotes and things on my German internet. 🙄 Nothing I‘d use for introduction with a good conscience. Reading this makes you feel worse instead of better, believe me.

So in the end it was like always: After hesitation I use my own words and run out of space at the end of the card. 😇

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(📸 from: https://bit.ly/33jI6g9)

We had a very togetherness-y, cosy Sunday gaming 🎮 “Super Mario World” and “Earth Bound”. 💑 I enjoyed this so much, seems, it was a much-needed downtime for me.

Now that I am grass widow again I continue my audiobook, I‘m very curious how the “case” Turing will be brought to an end while I prepare kohlrabi with creamy cheese for dinner. 🎧📖

ljuliel What does Grass Widow mean ? 2w
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel Oh. 🤭 I‘m sorry to have confused you. I looked the term up myself because I didn‘t know the English expression. “Grass widow” was what my online dictionary suggested as translation for partners in a marriage or relationship who live temporarily alone, that is to say who are “temporary widows”. – no, that this is obviously wrong would you please teach me the correct expression❓ 2w
ljuliel Well, let‘s see. I guess you could say you each have your own places ? Or your “ partner” works away from home and is only there part time ? I‘m not sure. I know here, sometimes ladies call themselves Football Widows on Sundays when football is on, because they have their mind on the game and not their wife or girlfriend . 2w
annamatopoetry The equivalent of grass widow/er definitely exists in Swedish too! 2w
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Bailedbailed

I take @ljuliel ‘s advice and bail on this. For the second time. 😟 Feels a bit bad – which is rubbish.

You know, I so much wanted to read and to like it but I was bored by it immediately. I think I‘m so impatient because I saw the film first and therefore know the plot. So I couldn‘t stop thinking: “Get going, c‘mon!”

Maybe gothic novels aren‘t for me. Years ago, I also was bored by “Jane Eyre” that I needed to read with my tutor student. 🙄

Liatrek I loved Rebecca the movie but also bailed half way through when trying to read the book. I was hoping to try and get back to it one day because I heard the ending is different from the movie. Jane Eyre is the opposite I loved both the book and movie. 2w
ljuliel I didn‘t like Jane Eyre. Tried it dozens of times. Don‘t like it , I‘m not reading it. 😊. No worries. 2w
Saari84 Das Buch lohnt sich! Gib ihm eine Chance :) 2w
Buechersuechtling @Saari84 Ich hab‘s jetzt schon zum zweiten Mal abgebrochen. Es geht so laaaaaannngsam voran ?. Und das Schlimme ist, dass ich ja weiß, wie die Geschichte geht, also hocke ich irgendwie nur davor und warte, dass endlich „was passiert“. Ich weiß also echt nicht … ? 2w
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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Uhm, I started this one and I really like this beautiful edition. But I don‘t like the style the story is told. It‘s so dragging.

And I don‘t like Mr De Winter. Seems like Du Maurier copied Mr Rochester one on one – and Mr. Rochester I didn‘t like either (“I‘m so vulnerable but I don‘t talk but, oh, I‘m so vulnerable!”)

I‘m reluctant to bail on it. It‘s a classic‼️ So … But bailing is okay, isn‘t it❓

Help‼️
Support and encouragement needed.

ljuliel Do what‘s best for you. I really liked this book, but every book isn‘t for every person. Don‘t force yourself to read something that‘s just not clicking. Toss it. I‘d be willing to bet you have another book someplace in your house that you‘ll like more ! 2w
Buechersuechtling @ljuliel You‘re such a sweetheart. The thing is: I _know_ that you‘re right (doesn‘t weigh that it‘s a classic, does it). I have so many unread books since I was gifted cast-off books – but that kind of puts me under pressure. Additionally, I‘m so critical with the books I chose at the moment that I‘m more listening to audiobooks. But I _want_ to _read_‼️ I _love_ the act of reading. I miss it. 2w
ljuliel There are lots of Classics I‘ve read and really liked. Others, I didn‘t. I don‘t feel bad if I don‘t like a particular book that others do. We all have our own tastes. I understand also having many books waiting and feeling under pressure . I‘m the same way. If I have books in the house, I have to store them away someplace. If I see them sitting here, I feel like I have to hurry and read them. Nothing wrong with audiobooks. Maybe you‘re in a 👇🏼 2w
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ljuliel 👆🏼Reading slump. It‘ll pass. Just read however you can , and soon you‘ll be back to picking up a book and flipping the pages again, you‘ll see. 🙂 2w
Ruthiella The Mr. Rodchester vibe is intentional I think...if you decide to continue there are other Jane Eyre homages, though I wouldn‘t say this is a retelling. It just has echoes of Jane Eyre. 😀 2w
Deifio I agree with @ljuliel just atop if you don't like it. I used to think I have to finish every book I started. Not fun. Now I stop if I can't get into it after about 50-80 pages. A classic I couldn't finish was Frankenstein, I was too angry at Victor Frankenstein to continue 😅 2w
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I‘m not quite sure if I didn‘t know or just forgot that the book is about Alan Turing.

I like it – the bits of his biography that you get. At first I wasn‘t sure if I would also like Leonard Corell, the police assistant dealing with Turing‘s case, but meanwhile I think we get along well.

Even though it‘s hard to follow the story with the flu 😷, cough and heavy headaches.

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I own this as physical copy as well but because I don‘t have the energy to concentrate on reading at the moment I am happy I found the audiobook.

The only book by Lagercrantz I know is the 4th volume of the “Millennium”-trilogy. I liked it – with this he did a good job 👏🏼, but I also wanted to know how his very own creations are.

Let the story begin …

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I can‘t judge the scientific side of this – which I am kind of thankful for – but I was really engrossed.

Sure, at a certain point it‘s quite clear where the story is going to but til then you‘re already hooked.

The technical/scientific part is very understandable and you get some “Wow!” moments.
Yeah, the characters are not all very elaborate but I didn‘t care because only two of them are really important.

Looking forward to the next book.

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Might be I‘m already glad it‘s an audio play.

The names are unfamiliar to me as they are Asian/Chinese – so I would be grateful if there was a table of characters on the internet.

Which there ain‘t. At least I found none.
That‘s why I‘ll keep on listening and hope that that way my confusion decreases.

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New audiobook.
My online library stated it would play only 2 minutes. I doubted but borrowed it for only 24 hours.

I now started listening, and what shall I say❓ I think it‘s definitely longer.

My research said it‘s about scarcely 5 hours long …

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This book consists of two parts. The first one describes typical situations encountered in working life where one is made/persuaded to accept tasks that usually result in longer working days and less home time, the second part offers practical tips to re-educate oneself so that overtime is rejected in the future.

The book is humorous (that‘s the “Pick”) but the advice section is a bit slim (more a “So-So”) even though every tip is appropriate.

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You were right @LoverOfLearning and @Come-read-with-me – it‘s a lovely book. Even though I didn‘t fall too much for the love story but for the goings-on in the circus 🎪.

I loved Rosie 🐘 (of course) and Kinko 🤹🏼‍♂️.

No outstanding book but good entertainment.

LoverOfLearning Okay good review! How did you enjoy the ending? It made me smile and feel almost relieved for him. 3w
Buechersuechtling @LoverOfLearning To be honest, I‘d love if my family, friends and maybe myself would be that gifted. Reach such a high age, being relatively autonomous and witty plus having such an opportunity. 😍 Yeah, I liked it‼️ (edited) 3w
LoverOfLearning @Buechersuechtling right! What a happy ending to a life of hard work. 3w
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@LoverOfLearning Look, what I chose after I “The Giver” doesn‘t play properly. 😊

I started yesterday. Thanks to a long car ride I am already about two of its seven hours in. And yes, I think it will be okay – although I was surprised after I understood the meaning of the title (or at least _think_ I did understand it. 😂)

Years ago, when it was made into a film I thought: “Boooring!” and didn‘t want to watch it or read the book it‘s based on.

Curiouser_and_curiouser I just bought this last week in an opshop book haul, under the high recommendation of a lady in the shop 3w
Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm looking forward to reading it. Enjoy!! 3w
ljuliel This book was so good ! 3w
LoverOfLearning This was one of my favorite books I read this year. Hope you end up enjoying it! 3w
Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling I loved this book - it‘s one of my favourites. Hope you enjoy the read! 3w
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I was so much looking forward to this – but then this error notification appeared.

I tried it over and over again but it won‘t download or play. *sigh*

I will wait until my period of loan ends and then try it again. I don‘t give up @TamTracy ‼️

JacqMac That‘s frustrating! 3w
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I saw the end coming but not the twist. Even though some people might consider it obvious.

I did not love everything about the book, in the middle I was a tiny bit bored, but guys – the description of a life with Alzheimer‘s. 😱 I have no experience but I believe every word the 28-year-old author wrote down.

A book that resonates. A book to remember.

Strong, strong recommendation‼️

Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling This is a great review and I am definitely going to check it out!! 4w
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Thank you @Come-read-with-me for the tag. 😃

1) Difficult … At the moment it‘s

• everything that makes me not feel cold.
• lying down, stretching, so my muscles relax.
• If I have enough energy left: a good book to read (because that‘s different to listening to audiobooks) with hot chocolate or dark and full red wine.

2) Blessings and a huge amount of relaxing energy to @Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock and @ReadingOverSleeping

#MoonReflections

PickwickPlockPlock Thank you, I can use that relaxing energy. I started a new job 2 weeks ago and at the moment it's overwhelming. 4w
ReadingOverSleeping Thank you! It's been a tough day and this put a sme on my face :) sending you lots of good vibes 💙 4w
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If I don‘t get to start “Rebecca” today, I decided to kind of reward myself with finishing this audiobook. There‘s not much left of it, an hour maybe.

I no longer feel like the story turned into a crime case. It found its way back to Maud.

Also, I don‘t share the impression that, at the end, the reader doesn‘t know anything valuable about where Elizabeth is. Well, it‘s not in detail said what happened but you clearly get some ideas.

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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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It‘s so sad, but in a way I see it coming again, that I still don‘t have the patience and the calmness to start this today.

I would love to, but … Do you also know this❓🤔 Shortly after you‘ve gone back to work after some days off your mind at home is still unconsciously busy with office things so that you don‘t find the ease of mind to start what you consider a “demanding” read.

ljuliel Makes sense to me. I don‘t work, but if I have something on my mind, such as a problem or something I need to figure out , I can‘t concentrate as much on reading. Sometimes I can read a simple book that doesn‘t take a lot of concentration. Other times, I can‘t read anything. Depends on the day. 4w
KBlackScan My grandmother (named Daphne Rebecca) was named after this book. I own her copy after she passed, but have yet to read. I can‘t wait. 4w
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I think, I already hit the halfway mark in this. I can‘t tell exactly because I did some audiocooking again, tonight.

Yes, I still like the story but at the moment I am a bit tired of the passages set in the past because the story told therein more and more develops into a crime story. And for a crime story it‘s, in my eyes, badly told, even though I can‘t say what exactly the badly told elements consist in.

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A bit more than an hour into this.
It‘s very well done. And that‘s the reason why it‘s good to stay turned on it. Walks down Maud‘s memory lane and her present are not knowable immediately. So you lose track when pausing too often.

I completely empathise with Maud. It must be really awful to lose one‘s memory and also the activities of one‘s daily life _and_ to sometimes know this. To kind of be a spectator of how one‘s abilities desert oneself.

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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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Please excuse this bad photo.

I found an edition of this classic where the line spacing seems less narrow. And of course I will give this classic another try.

(I know I have seen the film when I was in my late teen-years but not sure how much I remember.)

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Schwarze Oliven: Roman | Martha Tod Dudman
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Pickpick

The framework plot was implausible to me. People that leave their cars open during shopping, ex-girlfriends that sneak in. Really❓🙄 Anyone from Maine who can tell if the state is that small and trusty.

But all the rest❓🌟 I never have read a book that describes the process of separation and the pain thereafter as authentic and true as this one‼️

It‘s „That‘s life.“ in the best possible way.

(I‘m having a bit of a crush on the booksleeve. 😊)

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How cool is that‼️ Thanks to @TamTracy and her review I searched my library for it. And look, what I found: The audiobook.

I borrowed it right away and will listen to it when I finished my current one, “Elisabeth wird vermisst”.

Really looking forward to this trouvaille. 😃

TamTracy ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Buechersuechtling @TamTracy Thank you. 🙇🏽‍♀️ Ain‘t this another proof of Litsy‘s magic❓ And it‘s nice to see you happy about me being happy. 😄 1mo
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⬆️⬆️⬆️ I gave it a quick listen up on few hours ago and already love, how Katharina Thalbach, a German actress, is reading it. Her pitch of voice fits so perfectly.

I‘m sure, this will be great company for my dinner now. #LitsyPartyOfOne

TheBookAddict Sounds like an interesting story. 😊 enjoy! 1mo
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“How would you feel if no one believed you anymore? And if you‘re not sure if you can still believe yourself? That‘s how Maud feels, who suffers from Alzheimer‘s and who misses her girlfriend. In this fascinating novel, together with Maud, we embark on the search for the disappeared Elizabeth and experience at first hand how helpless and vulnerable Maud is facing herself and her environment.”

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Schwarze Oliven: Roman | Martha Tod Dudman
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“Nine months ago he had left her and now she sees him at the supermarket, right there were the olives are. Night after night she imagined what she would throw his way, how sure of herself she would be, how sharp the words would roll off her tongue.

But she can‘t face him. Not at all. Not here. Not today. Not yet.”

Please, reading gods, pretty please 🙏🏼, let that _finally_ be a book I like. Thank you. 🙇🏽‍♀️

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Drehtr: Roman | Katja Lange-Mller
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Panpan

I was looking forward to a life story but got some less interesting anecdotes that were forced together by the setting of a turning door at an airport, but they don‘t tell anything about Asta, the protagonist. It‘s not fluent or interesting, it‘s just elitist.

The author knows how to dissect the German language but that‘s not enough to support a real plot.

⚠️ Warning: The backside of the book spoils the end of the story.

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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Mehso-so

It takes creativity and imagination to invent such characters and such a relationship. That‘s why it ended up as “So-So” for me.

Honestly, all the rest is just „Pan“. Mostly I saw it all coming. For me, there is too much of everything to be really entertaining. Soon, it‘s clear that Flynn does it all just done for the effect. I wanted to see how it ends (disappointing) but the way to there wasn‘t thrilling.

I like my books a bit more credible.

Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling Thanks for this review! I really liked the book but my husband had your reaction. That‘s what is so great about Litsy - you get to see what appeals/doesn‘t appeal to many readers. I thought this was her strongest book, but again my husband disagreed. Maybe you‘d like one of her other ones? Thanks for giving your honest review. 👍🏻 1mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Will there appear any not-messed-up, not-strange characters❓🤔

Don‘t get me wrong. It‘s not uninteresting. But it‘s not as gripping as I expected it to be from the title.

Maybe I‘m more a mainstream-girl than I thought. In a way this book is quite uncommon. I should like that but instead I‘m constantly asking myself why anyone would want, really _want_ to lead such a relationship.

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Drehtr: Roman | Katja Lange-Mller
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“»Turning Door« is the book of the moment. Who doesn‘t read it is beyond help.”, said Denis Scheck.

I know who this is, a pretty famous literature critic in Germany, but I just couldn‘t help but imagine that such praises are printed on book covers as quotes from ordinary people, bookworms like you and me. Really, I just imagined how it would be to read my own name under that sentence. ?