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Thoughts: Der Hundertjährige, der zurückkam, um die Welt zu retten, by Jonas Jonasson, translated by Wibke Kuhn

This was our latest German Skype session reading, and now we have only one more Jonas Jonasson left to read, so I guess he’d better get cracking on the typewriter before we run out! Not a huge amount new to … Continue reading

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Bookthoughts Roundup 2021!

OK, so I spent most of last year not writing up the books I read. But I also didn’t do as much reading as usual, so I’m going to do a speedy roundup instead. Sorry! Or you’re welcome!

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Thoughts: The Bride Price, by Buchi Emecheta

I’ve read a little spread of postcolonial African literature, including some set in Nigeria, but I’ve never read anything like The Bride Price. Partly because the older ones were in French and some nuance was inevitably lost as I read … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Falling Awake, by Alice Oswald

This was a slightly strange reading experience, devoured from beginning to end in a hospital waiting room before an appointment I was pretty nervous about, heavily pregnant, wearing a mask for three hours and hating it. So a moment very … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Zennor in Darkness, by Helen Dunmore

I absolutely picked this one because of the title, because “Zennor” is a pleasing word to me. I didn’t realise it was a real place in Cornwall! I also didn’t really have any idea what the book was about. It’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Return, by Victoria Hislop

First finished book of 2022 and the site is back up and running, so let’s get back into the habit. There’s a 2021 roundup post in the works, but I wanted to get back into regular posting while books are … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke

Honestly I could end this post at “Everything Susanna Clarke does is sublime and all her books are books I wish I’d written, and everyone is correct that Piranesi is great”. But I guess I won’t, because I love the … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Back on the YA train! We got the film of this at Sneak some time in 2017 (sob), and I have a soft spot for Groundhog Day stories (and I liked the ending) so I was happy to put it … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Museum of Modern Love, by Heather Rose

First book review from new flat! We have no kitchen and it is a minor nightmare of inconvenience, thanks covid! But it is ours. I really liked this one. Yes, it’s pretentious, and in a lot of ways nothing happens, … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Girl of Ink and Stars, by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I am officially back on the reading train. Choo choo. The Girl of Ink and Stars, as well as being a Thing of Thing and Thing title, is another book for younger readers, but a solid level younger than Orangeboy. … Continue reading

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