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    I liked the first half, barely tolerated the last third. I did like learning about how Japan treats their own Korean citizens.
    That’s exactly how I felt. Not as great a book as the hype and awards suggest but I am glad I read it.
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    I finished Laz’s Recommendation Everything I Never Told You. It was very good and I def recommend it.

    (It’s what I had hoped Pachinko would’ve been. )

    It is the story of a family with Asian dad and Caucasian mom, and issues about being The Other in America. Eye opener for sure. More interesting to me was the depiction of the parents subtle psychological problems and marital problems and it’s impact on the kids. And, you’re wondering all the way through the book on why their teenage daughter died.

    the answer is complex and subtle and the author shows tremendous skill in handling nuance.

    The book is very readable, complex but not obtuse.

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    I am ‘reading’ Pat Conroys’s first book The Water is Wide’. Great as an audible because the reader has the perfect South Carolina accent. It is about his teaching experience at an island off the South Carolina coast. It takes place in 1969. It is a memoir. It is yamacraw island. The kids speak a dialect that he had trouble understanding, most of the kids didn’t understand his accent. Most were illiterate.
    It’s wonderful.
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    The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso?

    I don't know if anyone has read this but would welcome opinions because I wasn't able to finish it. The audiobook from the library happened to be a commercial audiobook, and the narrator used a very fakey "foreign" accent for some of the characters' dialogue. Sometimes that is done in commercial audiobooks, I've noticed, and usually I don't mind so much though I prefer the straight reading done by the NLS narrators.

    This time the accent was so heavy that I couldn't understand much of what was being read because those characters were saying a lot.

    I didn't get past a few chapters in it but it's about two older women in a South African community--one of them white, the other the only black woman in their midst. The two are enemies. It was interesting as far as I got in it.
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    I am reading Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen. It’s a fun read

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    Mixing things up. I’m reading(audible) Educated. A memoir.
    It was on Obama’s 2018 Summer reading list. It’s the story of a survivalist family in Idaho. I just started it. Scary stuff.
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    I've been wanting to read Educated too.

    A few years ago I read an account of a similar family but they were in Alaska. Yes, very scary. It was called Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness in the Alaska Frontier by Tom Kizzia.
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    Those kinds of books scare me, same goes for books about the Holocaust. Stephen King doesn’t scare me.
    I think he said that the real life stuff is a lot scarier than the horror movie stuff.

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    It’s disturbing.
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    I am reading All over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg.

    It is one of my favorite books of all time. It’s a memoir of growing up destitute, but oh so much more.

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