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mhillis

Joined July 2016

This book is good! Reading in Japan.
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#BookReport
Finished four books this week!
📚 The Inugami Curse #JanuaryinJapan
📚 The Beadworkers
📚 Ida B. the Queen
📚 Avidly Reads Poetry #NetGalley #arc

I like short story collections lately—I‘ve already read two this year: Terminal Boredom and The Beadworkers. Every story in The Beadworkers was great, and I especially liked Beading Lesson.

slategreyskies I really liked Strange Weather in Tokyo. :) 2d
Cinfhen Nice mix of genres 🥰 2d
shawnmooney I have the Piatote collection on ebook - great to hear that you enjoyed it! 2d
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#BookReport Some great books to start the year!

#JanuaryInJapan
Terminal Boredom
Heaven

The Last Rose of Shanghai
The Subtweet 🎧
Body and Soul Food
Bull Shit Jobs 🎧

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏽 I‘m hoping to read/listen to this one ever since I think @Lindy posted it 1w
mhillis @Cinfhen I enjoyed it and it is completely different from 1w
Lindy @mhillis @Cinfhen Vivek Shraya has immense talent. I‘m looking forward to her latest: 1w
mhillis @Lindy I hadn‘t seen that yet! thanks! 1w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Wrap up post #NewYearSpecial #20in4

I finished one book—The Mercies—and that was the last book of 2021. In the new year, I‘ve been reading quite a few books but haven‘t finished anything yet! My first book of the year was Terminal Boredom and first audiobook The Subtweet. Thanks for hosting

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I haven‘t finished any books in the New Year, so these are the last four books of 2021! Whereabouts was so good and I‘d definitely put it on my best of 2021 list! #BookReport
The Mercies
Northern Spy
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Whereabouts

Cinfhen I really enjoyed Whereabouts too and I‘ll be reading this book with the #literaryCrew next month 2w
Cinfhen Did u enjoy Mercies?? 2w
mhillis @Cinfhen Yes! I listened to the audio. A little long, but good. 2w
Cinfhen I have the print book but good to know audio is another option 😁 2w
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Day three #NewYearSpecial #20in4

I had no idea what my first book of the new year would be until today—Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki. Off to a good start with the first story, Women and Women.

Andrew65 Always good to start the year strongly. 2w
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The two books from my #Roll100 list are Radiant Fugitives and The Grace of Kings. I‘m pretty sure that I‘ll only have time for the first one! Thanks @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Yay! Grace of Kings is on my list too and it's a hefty one 2w
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Happy New Year!! I read so many good books in 2021! But I didn‘t read much in the autumn, so I didn‘t finish Reading Asia. Looking forward to more reading and reading challenges in 2022!!

Ruthiella Well done 👍 and Happy New Year!🥳🥂 2w
CaitZ Congrats! 2w
Reggie You did great! 2w
Gissy Awesome!📚📚📚👏👏👏 2w
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 2w
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The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Day two reading for #NewYearSpecial #20in4

Today I finished listening to the audiobook of The Mercies, and this is my last book of 2021! Although long, I really enjoyed it because of the characters and setting, not to mention a great narration!

Crazeedi I started this and put it down. May have to pick up again Happy new year Mary! 3w
mhillis @Crazeedi Happy New Year 🥳 3w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Day one reading for #NewYearSpecial #20in4 🥂

Listening to The Mercies on audio and my goal is to finish listening before the new year! At about 40% in Bull Shit Jobs which was recommended to me by a student, and started reading The Last Rose of Shanghai which I downloaded from NetGalley

Andrew65 Good luck, great to have you with us. 😊👍 3w
mhillis @Andrew65 Thank you! 3w
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#BookReport holiday edition! Five books finished!

This week I perused #NetGalley for the first time in ages, and hit the jackpot with two translated titles and a book about writing! I‘ll say more about these when their pub days are closer: The Equestrienne, Refuse to Be Done, & Kamusari Tales Told at Night.

I got Air Pods for Xmas and listened to a short audiobook on them already—Small Things Like These. Also finished reading Sorrow and Bliss.

EvieBee Did you like Sorrow and Bliss? One of my favorites for the year. 3w
mhillis @EvieBee Yes, I did! I was surprised by where the story went 3w
Cinfhen Awesomeness 🎉🙌🏻🎉 3w
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Cathythoughts I loved Sorrow and Bliss too. Looking forward to the Keegan (edited) 3w
Liz_M Lovely collage - a reading rainbow 3w
mhillis @Liz_M I hadn‘t noticed that!! 🌈 3w
mhillis @Cinfhen Thanks 🙌 3w
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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Out of the 115 books I read so far this year, here are my #top21of21 @Cinfhen
I already raved about most of these earlier this year, but my favorite from the second half of the year was Island by Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen!

Ruthiella I loved Trust Exercise too. It really made me think. 1mo
mhillis @Ruthiella Yes, it was so good!! I was surprised by it 1mo
Cinfhen A few new to me titles I need to explore 🤗🤗🤗and some others I‘m looking forward to reading in 2022!! Thanks so much for sharing ♥️ 1mo
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BiblioLitten Ghachar Ghochar is on my list too. 😊 1mo
BarbaraBB You read a lot across the globe. I love that! 1mo
mhillis @BiblioLitten It was so good!! 4w
mhillis @BarbaraBB Reading Asia helped with that! 4w
mhillis @Cinfhen yay! I have a feeling that I‘ll want to change the list by the end of the year 😆 4w
BarbaraBB For me too! On to Africa now! 4w
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I haven‘t had a #bookreport in months!! But I‘m happy to say that I finally feel like reading again! yayyyyy

Finished
✔️ Clark and Division
✔️ Maids of Misfortune

In Progress
Sorrow and Bliss

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Glad you‘re back 💝 1mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Thanks ☺️ 💕 1mo
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Two more books this week! Chatter was interesting and I finished it quickly. Ghost Month seemed to slog on forever. #ReadingAsia friends, don‘t be fooled by the blurb or cover, and trust the Litsy reviews—this book is not good!! #BookReport

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#AugustWrapUp
I didn‘t read as much this summer break as I thought I would. My favorites were The Chosen and the Beautiful, The Bombay Prince, and The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida. Looking forward to September reading! 🍂 📚 ☕️

Kenyazero Your August looks like it was fun! 5mo
Gissy Great!!📚📚👏👏👏👏 5mo
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Chatter has interesting info from stories and research about how to work with your inner voice, and how to support others too. A list of the specific tools mentioned throughout the book is included at the end. I imagine a lot of the authors ideas can be found online in posts or podcast interviews related to the book.

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Ghost Month | Ed Lin
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Wow wish I would have read @DGRachel post about Ghost Month before reading it because that review really sums up the story well! This is by far my least favorite book of the year. #ReadingAsia #Taiwan

mhillis DGRachel's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/WXhtdzU5dVBK 5mo
DGRachel I‘m so sorry you suffered through this one, too! 5mo
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wanderinglynn Great review @DGRachel 👍🏻 5mo
BarbaraBB I remember @DGRachel ‘s review and am sorry you had to go through it nevertheless 😀. At least it ticked off Taiwan! 5mo
mhillis @DGRachel @wanderinglynn @BarbaraBB 😅 I made a bad choice! It was between this and 5mo
Librarybelle This one may be the least favorite book read for #ReadingAsia2021 ! 5mo
mhillis @Librarybelle 😂😂😂 the blurb made it sound so interesting!! Too much info dumping 5mo
DGRachel @wanderinglynn Thanks! I amuse myself when I go full snark in a review, so it‘s gratifying when others are also entertained. 🤣🤣 5mo
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Finished two books this week—

Arsenic and Adobo
The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

I still feel like I‘m in a bit of a reading slump. #BookReport

Cinfhen I read NADA this week … it happens to all of us😁 5mo
mhillis @Cinfhen 😅 ok that makes me feel better! It‘s so hard to finish a book lately 5mo
Cinfhen I know!!! I‘m just feeling meh and bleh 🤷🏼‍♀️what‘s next for you?. I‘m considering this thriller…it‘s getting good buzz 5mo
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mhillis @Cinfhen same!! I‘m thinking of going the nonfiction route 5mo
Cinfhen Hope it grabs and holds your attention 💕😁 5mo
mhillis @Cinfhen thanks, you too. Will update in the next book report!! 5mo
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This week‘s #BookReport

Finished two mysteries: Dead Dead Girls and The Bombay Prince. I think The Bombay Prince might be my favorite Perveen Mistry yet!

#CurrentlyReading Map of Salt and Stars 🌟

rockpools Stacking the Bombay Prince. Does it read as a stand-alone or should I start elsewhere? 5mo
mhillis @rockpools Hmm I‘m not sure, but I think there‘s probably enough recap from previous stories for it to make sense! 5mo
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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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I liked the setting of 1920s Harlem. The sleuth Louise had an interesting back story that we get to know more about as she gets involved in the murder investigation. Dead Dead Girls is the author‘s debut and I‘m interested to read the next in the series.

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Clark and Division | Naomi Hirahara
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Current reads: Map of Salt and Stars, Dead Dead Girls, A Burning

HEA or open-ended ending: Both are good!

Tag the last book added to your TBR: Clark and Division

#WeekendReads

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After a three-week book slump, I‘m happy to have something for my #BookReport and I enjoyed both of the books I finished!

Finished
Here the Whole Time
The Chosen and the Beautiful

In Progress
Dead Dead Girls
Map of Salt and Stars

Thanks #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65 for the readathon⭐️

Cinfhen I‘m curious about this Gatsby retelling …did you read or do audio?? 5mo
mhillis @Cinfhen I read the ebook! I‘m not crazy about fantasy so I wasn‘t sure if I would like it, but I was amazed. Jordan Baker is my favorite character, so I loved that it was from her POV. 5mo
Cinfhen I think l‘ll try it ~ thanks! Fantasy isn‘t my thing either but I‘ve seen lots of good reviews and we generally like the same books 😍 (edited) 5mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Let me know what you think! 5mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
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The Braid | Laetitia Colombani
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My review of The Braid was included in a roundup of staff recommendations on the Asymptote blog!

https://www.asymptotejournal.com/blog/2021/08/11/a-thousand-lives-staff-reads-fr...

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I love retellings of classics! The Chosen and the Beautiful retells The Great Gatsby from Jordan Baker‘s point of view. The writing is gorgeous and this version includes elements of fantasy. And the cover is beautiful too!

mhillis #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65 Book Two 🙌 (edited) 5mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
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Here the Whole Time | Vitor Martins
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I loved it!! What a cute YA summer love story! ❤️
#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great👏👏👏 5mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I have not read anything in three weeks!! So I‘m setting a modest goal of finishing one book. I‘d like to read Here the Whole Time 📚 #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Hope it helps you develop a reading habit again. 5mo
mhillis @Andrew65 Thank you 😊 5mo
Jari-chan I hope it works for you! 🤞 5mo
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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I really like the Perveen Mistry series, and she goes out on assignment in Satapur, taking the last leg of the journey in a palanquin. The isolated palace setting and the interesting cast of characters made The Satapur Moonstone a great second book. Looking forward to the next in the series!

Gissy There will be a third book this year. 🤗 6mo
mhillis @Gissy Yay can‘t wait to read it 😁 6mo
Gissy @mhillis Me too!🤗 6mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Book Six #14Books14Weeks2021 🌟
The Ghost Bride transported me to another world! I don‘t usually read paranormal books, but Li Lan‘s story was so interesting, especially as she traveled through the plains of the dead and uncovered secrets from the past. Now I really want to read the author‘s other book, The Night Tiger.

TheAromaofBooks I just got this one from the library!! 6mo
mhillis @TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to your review! 6mo
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My 5 year Litsyversary was this past week!! 🎉

#BookReport
I finished 4 good books this week, and The Ghost Bride on audio was my favorite. The Satapur Moonstone is the second in the Perveen Mistry series, and Good Talk is a graphic memoir. In Members Only, the author really put the main character Raj Bhatt through a lot!

Cinfhen Happy Litsyversary!!!!!! You‘re an #OGofLitsy 🤪🎉❣️🙌🏻🥳 6mo
mhillis 😆 Thanks @Cinfhen 6mo
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Good Talk is a graphic memoir centered on Mira Jacob‘s conversations with the people close to her, especially her son. I loved his inquisitiveness and imagination. The conversations are so real and provide an interesting structure for her experiences #ContainsPhotos #Booked2021

Cinfhen Nice!! I did this on audio and even though it was a multi cast narration it didn‘t resonate with me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice! 6mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Wrap up for #AnyWayYouReadathon
I started the weekend without any books in progress! Thanks to the Readathon, I‘m now in the middle of four!
My goals were to get caught up on Invisible Women ✅ and start Members Only ✅
I also ended up getting started on graphic novel Good Talk and audiobook The Ghost Bride.

kimmypete1 Sounds like it was a great weekend! 6mo
Linear I really liked the Ghost Bride. I hear they made it into a Netflix series but I never got around to checking it out. 6mo
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Eggbeater Awesome job! 👏👏👏🎉 6mo
mhillis @Linear Thank you, I didn‘t know that! The book is really good so far 6mo
Reggie I loved Members Only. Hope you like it! 6mo
mhillis @Reggie oh nice! I haven‘t seen it on Litsy much! 6mo
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#BookReport

My favorite this week was Last Night at the Telegraph Club.
I also read Serena Singh Flips the Script and Goodbye, Vitamin.

After 3 weeks, I finally finished listening to Desert Queen about Gertrude Bell! I need to pick a new audiobook for next week‘s commute.

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Ruth‘s father has dementia and she moves back home to help out her parents. I really liked the first half of the book, especially when he is teaching the students in his California History class. The structure of the book and the ways it deals with memory are interesting and clever—there are no chapters, and the sections of the book are of varying length. And I love the title and colorful cover!

Book Five #14Books14Weeks2021

Ruthiella I loved this book! ❤️ 6mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Finished with work for the week! This weekend my reading goals are:
📚 Get caught up on this month‘s #SheSaid book- Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
📚 Start reading Members Only by Sameer Pandya
#AnyWayYouReadathon

Eggbeater Enjoy your weekend off! Thanks for joining! 6mo
mhillis @Eggbeater Thank you ☺️ 6mo
kimmypete1 Thanks for joining! 6mo
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Set in the 1950s, Last Night at the Telegraph Club is the story of Lily and Kath. I love the cover because it shows setting so well - Lily sneaks out of her home in Chinatown to watch a nightclub act with Kath. This was so well-written and the history in the author‘s note made it all the more interesting!

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#BookReport

Finished Anna K Away and The Magical Language of Others.
Still listening to Desert Queen audiobook and just started Last Night at the Telegraph Club.

The Magical Language of Others was an excellent memoir, mixing translations of letters her mother sent her with memories of her grandmother, mother, and her own life.

Cinfhen Stacking the memoir!!! You might like this one too @Megabooks 7mo
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mhillis Nice! @Cinfhen I didn‘t know you were a fan of memoirs!! 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks for the tag @Cinfhen !! You know me and memoirs! 7mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!! @Megabooks and I are TOTAL #MemoirGirls ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
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#ReadingAsia2021 Update—I read ten books for the challenge this quarter. This means I‘m about halfway to the goal of reading at least one book from each country in Asia.

All of these were interesting, but a few stood out! My favorites were
Ghachar Ghochar #India
Home #Indonesia

Librarybelle Excellent progress! 7mo
BarbaraBB Super interesting post! I‘ll screenshot! 7mo
mhillis @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Thanks ☺️ I‘m really enjoying this challenge! 7mo
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Anna K Away | Jenny Lee
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I love Anna Karenina—and the retelling Anna K did not disappoint—so I was looking forward to the sequel Anna K Away. It‘s impressive how the author brought storylines from Korea, Europe, and the US together with a big summer bash at the end. And drama, lots of drama! I would love to see this made into a movie!

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It was a busy week, so I only finished one book this week—Murder at Wedgefield Manor.

I have a few books in progress: Anna K Away, Desert Queen, and The Magical Language of Others. I‘m listening to the audiobook of Desert Queen, which is about Gertrude Bell, during my commutes and I‘m about halfway through it—only 8 more hours to go!

#BookReport

Lcsmcat I enjoyed Desert Queen when I read it with a book group years ago. 7mo
mhillis @Lcsmcat Bell‘s life is really interesting! I was surprised that I hadn‘t heard of her before. 7mo
Lcsmcat @mhillis Right? Lawrence of Arabia got all the press. 7mo
Cinfhen This one sounds fascinating 7mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Yes, it is! I‘m not reading it for #ReadingAsia2021 but came across it while researching books 🙌 7mo
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Murder at Wedgefield Manor | Erica Ruth Neubauer
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Stressful week with in person classes resuming, so it‘s back to comfort reads again!! Murder at Wedgefield Manor is the second in the series. I enjoyed this book much more than the first and the estate has a lot of mysterious goings-on and romance. It‘s great to get to know the characters better too—the book opens with the sleuth Jane learning to pilot an airplane and as the investigation takes off, she spends more and more time with Redvers

melissanorr This series is on my TBR. Maybe I'll start with book 2 😯 7mo
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Spring prompts for #Booked2021 finished!

I made two changes from my original plan. For musical instrument on the cover, instead of Voice of the Violin, I read Dead Ringer. And for the audiobook, I bailed on Crescent and listened to The Right Sort of Man.

Books tagged in the comments!

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mhillis Hear / audiobook 7mo
mhillis Musical instrument on the cover 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fabulous! Don‘t forget to fill out the Google form for your entries! https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 🥳😊🥳 7mo
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I finished 6 books this week! This is my wrap up post for #JoysOfJune and this week‘s #BookReport

My favorites were Syria‘s Secret Library and Murder on Cold Street, both were audiobooks. Dangers of Smoking in Bed is classified as horror so it was out of my usual reading comfort zone! I also read graphic novel A Game for Swallows, cozy mystery Dead Ringer, and YA novel None of the Above.

Cinfhen Fantastic 🙌🏻❣️ 7mo
Gissy Wow!📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 7mo
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Syria‘s Secret Library is about the power of books, literature, education, and art to give people hope and purpose. It also describes the conflict in Syria and the effects it‘s had on residents, especially in Darayya. It‘s amazing that the author never visited the library because he describes it so vividly, thanks to the information received online from his contacts there.
#Booked2021 #TitleIncludesLibrary
#ReadingAsia2021 #Syria

BarbaraBB You make such good choices for #ReadingAsia2021! 7mo
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mhillis @BarbaraBB Thanks 😅 I like researching books almost as much as reading them 7mo
BarbaraBB Me too but I make not always the right decisions 😉 7mo
Librarybelle I really liked this one! I recommended it to several people I know IRL. 7mo
Cinfhen Nice find!!! 7mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
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I liked this graphic novel, but was a little surprised how short it was. A Game for Swallows is about ordinary people living through conflict. The characters share food and stories as they spend the evening in one small part of the apartment.
#ReadingAsia2021 #Lebanon
#Booked2021 #UNPeacekeepers

mhillis Book four finished for #JoysOfJune @Andrew65 7mo
BarbaraBB I read another short book by her about Lebanon 7mo
Librarybelle I will have to look for this author…so many great things said about her graphic novels! 7mo
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7mo
mhillis @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Yes I‘ll look for her other book too! It looks interesting 7mo
mhillis @Andrew65 Thanks 🤩 7mo
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None of the Above | I. W. Gregorio
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I‘ve finished my week three book for #14books14weeks2021 and book three for #JoysofJune
None of the Above is YA fiction about homecoming Queen Kristin Lattimer who finds out that she is intersex. Although her family is supportive, most of her schoolmates are not, and then there are concerns about her sports eligibility. Important story but the ending could have been better.

TheHeartlandBookFairy You're on a roll 😁 7mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 7mo
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Murder on Cold Street | Sherry Thomas
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Beautiful hydrangeas are in bloom now at a local park! I saw these while on an #audiowalk with Murder on Cold Street—this series is so good! Charlotte Holmes is clever as always, and she‘s joined by an interesting cast of characters too. Book Two #JoysOfJune 🎧

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I love Hydrangeas. 7mo
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In Dead Ringer, temporary cello player Jeremy is killed in the church where the orchestra is rehearsing, and violinist Midori Bishop starts investigating when the maestro becomes a suspect. She finds out too much about her fellow musicians and the church staff—quickly getting herself into danger.

I‘m interested to read the next in the series. Good for fans of Murder in G Minor as music plays a big role in the story 🎶

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Time to start weekend reading! My goals for #JoysOfJune are to read these books 📚

To Finish:
Murder on Cold Street

To Read:
None of the Above
Syria‘s Secret Library
Dead Ringer
A Game for Swallows

Thanks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 7mo
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I hit the jackpot this week with all five books I read being solid picks! I‘ve already posted reviews of each, so on to the list!

Finished:
The Rib King
Tomorrow Will Be Different
Bamboo People #Burma
The Girl with Seven Names #NorthKorea
How to Pronounce Knife

The background image is from my #audiowalk and I‘m currently listening to Murder on Cold Street (Lady Sherlock series) #BookReport

Cinfhen Pretty photo 😍and hurray for 5 picks!!! That‘s definitely a GREAT WEEK 7mo
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Bamboo People | Mitali Perkins
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Bamboo People is so good that I finished it in one day. It is divided into two parts: part one is about a boy who is forced to become a Burmese soldier and part two about a Karenni boy who must make a difficult choice. I like the characters because they each have their individual strengths and love for their families to guide them. #ReadingAsia2021 #Burma

Librarybelle Awesome! 7mo
BarbaraBB Another winner! Lucky you! 7mo
mhillis @BarbaraBB It was a good reading week 🍀 7mo
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The Girl with Seven Names is so well-written and each chapter leads in to the next so seamlessly that it was hard to stop reading. I never could have imagined all of the reasons for the author‘s name changes or the details of her journey out of North Korea. #ReadingAsia2021 #NorthKorea

BarbaraBB This sounds real good. 7mo
Librarybelle Agree with @BarbaraBB …this sounds really good! 7mo
mhillis @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I‘ve had this book for a while—so glad I finally read it! 7mo
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