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text 2019-05-30 17:47
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace - Kofi Annan,Dominic Hoffman

Review to follow -- if I can stop myself from quoting half the book.  Gotta sort my thoughts first.

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text 2019-05-28 20:24
Reading progress update: I've listened to 20%.
Interventions: A Life in War and Peace - Kofi Annan,Dominic Hoffman

@Elentarri and Ani: 

 

A great summary of the background of (inter alia) the background of the Rwanda and Bosnia genocides, as well as a fascinating inside view of those conflicts from the POV of the U.N. in chapter 2, and ditto on Kosovo in chapter 3 -- great follow-up reading to Clea Koff's Bone Woman!

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text 2019-05-21 14:42
Umm. So ...
Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie

... I binged and finished this in one go yesterday.  Is that a bad thing?  I mean, it's still a buddy read of sorts, isn't it?

 

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text 2019-05-20 15:27
Reading progress update: I've read 1%.
Death on the Nile - Agatha Christie

... aaaand ... they're off.  (Finally.)

 

If only Mr. Suchet's narration were to stay as lovely and engaging as it does in the beginning.  Oh well.  I'll happily revisit this for his Poirot if for nothing else nevertheless.

 

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text 2019-04-28 18:46
Reading progress update: I've listened to 50%.
Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

Why on God's green earth does the audio version of every other book written by an Asian or Latina woman and putting women's histories front and center have to be read by a woman with a super-high voice and a style of narration dripping with saccharine????  This is beginning to drive me nuts -- particularly in this book, which has anything BUT a saccharine content (though it's been irking me for a while now).  Arrrrrggghhh!!!

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