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Another Brooklyn
Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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A short, but impactful novel, Woodson‘s use of language and lilting prose creates a vivid picture of black girlhood in 1970s Brooklyn. This felt like reading a memoir in poetry form, touching on themes of memory, trauma, and the unique bonds of childhood friendship. I forced myself to slow down and savor Woodson‘s talent. She captures something in her characters that feels real. Can‘t wait to read more. 4⭐️#wintergames2021 #averymerrybingo

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Jadams1776 This is my book for AVMB #17 - Hard Candy Christmas 1mo
Jadams1776 🎁🎅🏻👍🏻🎄🎉 1mo
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Angitron
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Woodson writes beautifully, and while I enjoyed Red at the Bone a bit more, this was a lovely read as well!

ChaoticMissAdventures She is one of my favorite authors ❤️ 4mo
Angitron @ChaoticMissAdventures I can‘t believe I just read her for the first time last month! 😱 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Angitron how exciting! To be able to grab up so many already published books! I love finding authors late so that I don't have to wait 😊 4mo
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Anya09
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#curiouscovers #water so many good books!
Tagging Jacqueline Woodson because she is one of my top favorite authors.
@eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Lovely collection💕 🌊💧 7mo
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WOW! Beautiful writing about growing up amidst Elijah Muhammad's teachings, drugs, and hidden dangers. All while missing your mother.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Paperback.Propensity
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I borrowed this from the library and loved it so much I had to go order my own copy. I've only read 3 of her other books (and two short stories) but I think she is one of my favorite authors. She's an incredible writer.
Another Brooklyn felt so real to me. I loved the way she explored female friendships, and wrote about growing up. It was just so real.

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Susanita
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Notwithstanding the jaunty smiling audiobook, this book made me feel a little sad and wistful.
#authoramonth

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Larkken
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#bookspin review
What a beautiful, lyrically written little book. Heartbreaking, too. And oh-so resilient. So glad #AuthorAMonth put Woodson at the forefront of my radar. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

This book gets dark & intense. The storyline is kind of fragmented which makes it a little difficult to follow. #AuthorAMonth

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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The story is fragmented, dark and disturbing. But it is told in a way where you enjoy reading it. It‘s about 4 girls their friendship, emotions, and how they face realities of adulthood. Besides the story there are many beautiful quotes. Honestly I read this for the writing style more than the story.3.5🌟

#bookspinbingo #authoramonth

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Sleepswithbooks
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Quick read for April‘s #Authoramonth 😀📖

@Soubhiville

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Addison_Reads
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#AuthorAMonth2021 @Soubhiville

After all the books I've read by this author, this is not my favorite, but it's still so beautifully written that you won't be disappointed reading it.

Woodson tells this story in flashbacks and memories, revealing a summer of friendship, growing up, and learning that life isn't always easy.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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A chance encounter with a childhood friend makes a young woman reflect on her past. It‘s a coming-of-age story of 4 black girls in 70s Brooklyn, & while it explores the complexities of friendships among the girls, it also follows the protagonist dealing with loss & grief. Written in vignettes with flashbacks, it feels hallucinatory; there are some beautiful sentences that catch my breath; & so much to ponder in what leaves unsaid.⬇️
#AuthorAMonth

erzascarletbookgasm I didn‘t like this as much as Brown Girl Dreaming...still Woodson‘s prose is stunning. 8mo
BarbaraBB Have you read Red at the Bone? It‘s the only Woodson I read but I loved it! 8mo
BarbaraBB And I tried again to send you a birthday present. This time by BookDepository. It should arrive one of these days 🤞🏽❤️ 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm @BarbaraBB Yes, Red at the Bone was very good! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, Barbara, thank you so much. ❤️ I‘m sorry you wasted your money on the Persephone book..I‘m still hoping it will turn up one day 🤞🤷‍♀️ @BarbaraBB 8mo
BarbaraBB You never know! But I knew I took a risk sending mail all over the world during COVID 😉 8mo
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Eggs
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Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared...
#bookspinbingo
#authoramonth2021

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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vlwelser
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This is so good and so quick. I'm really enjoying this author. She's a great storyteller.

#AuthorAMonth with @Soubhiville

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@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Megabooks
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I didn‘t connect with this as viscerally as Red at the Bone, however Woodson‘s prose and her descriptions of gritty 1970s Brooklyn are beautiful. She‘s certainly a talented author. #aam #authoramonth

Robin Miles deftly narrates the #audiobook. She‘s becoming a favorite narrator!!

Cinfhen I LOVED this on audio too! And in so few words, and so poetically Woodson lyrically describes a Brooklyn childhood 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen totally agree!! She doesn‘t need very many words to do a lot, which I appreciate. 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Beautifully written story about four teenage girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970's. #AuthorAMonth #JacquelineWoodson
@Soubhiville

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Skygoddess1
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This was just an ok read for me. While the writing is beautiful and poetic in its way, I found that the writing didn‘t work for me and I found my mind wandering at times during the story. #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 8mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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New coffee flavor and starting a new book this morning. #coffeeandabook
#AuthorAMonth #JacquelineWoodson

ShelleyBooksie How was the coffee? 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @ShelleyBooksie It was really good! 8mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper
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The entire book is filled with beautiful lines which I read again and again. This one is my fav😍

Anybody else is reading this for #authoramonth ? Any other fav quote from this book?

#bookquote

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Simona
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Beautiful coming of age story about four girls navigating Brooklyn, their dreams, sadness and happiness. Touching and sad, but without melodrama ... and is one of those fragmented novels, where the story is hidden between lines. That writing style is here perfectly executed. #AuthorAMonth
My May #bookspin

Sleepswithbooks I ordered this yesterday to read 🙂 9mo
Simona @Sleepswithbooks I‘m pleasantly surprised, because I really didn‘t expect such a strong story! 9mo
BarbaraBB I‘ve been meaning to read another book by her ever since absolutely loving 9mo
Simona @BarbaraBB I don‘t know why, but I was convinced that she is YA author 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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dariazeoli
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Hey #AuthorAMonth peeps! This one is available on Hoopla! My first Woodson and I listened to it last night. Beautiful writing, and a sad story. I may try for another of her books if I can hunker down and focus this month!

Soubhiville Yay, first #AAM review for May! Woodson‘s books are all pretty short, so I‘m betting lots of folks read multiples this month. I hope you‘ll enjoy whatever you choose next. 😊 9mo
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sprainedbrain
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Thanks to @MaGoose for the books and bookmarks.

And thank you, @Chelleo for hosting the #BHMS #BlitsySwap 😊

Chelleo Great titles!! Glad to have you take part in the swap!! 🥰 11mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Friendship books for Galentine's Day!

https://bookriot.com/female-friendship-books/

Kdgordon88 Love Another Brooklyn! 11mo
rachelsbrittain @Kdgordon88 such a good book! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Wonderful book! 11mo
mdemanatee Another great list! Thanks for sharing! 11mo
rachelsbrittain @mdemanatee so glad you enjoyed it! 11mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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Black Enough, my one short story collection of the year—my least favourite form, but I surprisingly enjoyed it 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Rise Up Singing, Black women writing on motherhood 🌟🌟🌟🌟
To Exist is to Resist, important to me as a Black woman in europe 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Another Brooklyn, hauntingly beautiful, my favourite novel read this year 🌟🌟🌟🌟

#thefreeblackwomenslibrary #readingchallenge

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Carolyn11215
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3 more books to go this year to make my Goodreads challenge. Starting this one today.

keys_on_fire Good luck! You can do it! (edited) 13mo
Lcsmcat That picture brings back memories. I used to love Double Dutch! 13mo
Carolyn11215 @Lcsmcat I spent most of my adult life living in the brownstones of Brooklyn so this book is bringing back lots of memories for me. 13mo
Lcsmcat @Carolyn11215 One of my sons-in-law grew up in Williamsburg and they lived in Brooklyn for the first few years. They‘re in Harlem now, but he‘ll always be a Brooklyn boy. 😀 13mo
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Billypar
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It's hard to describe Woodson's style. 'Dreamy' comes to mind, but it's not quite right because it's more like the way memory is than dreams. Haunting? Lyrical? But it's also very warm writing. You feel very close to the characters and the scenes have the right sort of sensory detail, maybe not like you're there, but like you're the one remembering this past. 👇

Billypar And then there's the time shifts...no orderly switches from present to past and back again here-- it's all tied together in a knot, like how your brain really operates. There's not much story beyond four friends growing up in 1970s Brooklyn, but adolescence is complicated enough on its own, even without racism, class & cultural divides to consider. Not to mention death, which appears on pretty much every page. Needless to say, I loved it. 13mo
BarbaraBB What a great review. I‘ve been wanting to read another Woodson. This might be a very good option. 13mo
Leftcoastzen I love this book and you described it perfectly! 13mo
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Cathythoughts Brilliant review ✨👏🏻 13mo
Billypar @BarbaraBB Thanks! Brown Girl Dreaming was the other one of hers I read and that was also excellent. 13mo
Billypar @Leftcoastzen Thanks! She has such a distinctive style, but not an easy one to describe. 13mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts Thanks! 🙂 13mo
merelybookish Great review! What's even more amazing about her style is that she manages to do all that while also being so economical! Her writing is tight! 13mo
Billypar @merelybookish Thanks! I totally agree: it's so difficult to build emotional intensity in short novels, but I felt the same satisfaction I get from much longer ones. Poets and YA/ children's authors are experts at economy, even when they write prose and adult novels. I can't wait to read more of Woodson's work. 13mo
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DAB
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December book club book.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Sunday Fun day playing with letters.

Letter A for Amazing. From Amsterdam to Americanah. From Atonement to Anxious People. There are so many good books I have kept over the years that start with an A what are your favorites?

#favoritesLetterA

tenar What a handsome stack of books! Could you pick a favorite? I realized I haven‘t read too many A-books, but I really like And Then by Natsume Soseki and Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (double A!). 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @tenar for nonfiction my favorite is Autobiography of a Face she had such a beautiful way with words, loosing her young was a true tragedy. For fiction I would say Another Brooklyn, Woodson is a writer I will pre-order anything she puts out I adore her work. 1y
tenar Both of those sound wonderful to me, thanks for sharing! 1y
Reagan Atonement broke my heart ❤️ 1y
ChaoticMissAdventures @Reagan that ending! I really have a soft spot for McEwan, he has gotten me out of a few reading slumps. 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That quote!!! 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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This book is beautifully written. It has a smooth and #mellifluous flow, almost lyrical.
#beautifulwords

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Kalalalatja
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Phew, things got real in this! I went in not knowing a lot, and that was a good idea. On the surface this is a book about friendship, and having the whole world at your feet. But once it gets a little deeper, it gets darker, sadder and more emotional. Also, the writing was great!

OriginalCyn620 I love this book! 2y
BarbaraBB I want to read this one too. 2y
Kdgordon88 I love everything I have read by her especially this one. 2y
minkyb Love this one.
2y
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madams421
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Another Brooklyn is unique take on a coming of age story, and one I won't soon forget. Our narrator fades in and out between memories, chapters of her life folding back and forth in a sort of summer haze, and while the timeline blurs, the intense emotions and sharp observations do not. Woodson's magnetic prose pushes the bruises of past hurts, reminds you of harsh truths and realities, and aches with that purgatory between childhood and adulthood.

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madams421
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1. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson & In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado (loving both)

2. I‘m a sucker for covers featuring space 😍. My most recent space themed book was probably Goldilocks by Laura Lam (super cool cover!)

3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi - If you haven‘t read this, you absolutely need to 😘

@magyklyXdelish @sharread @Soubhiville

Scochrane26 I loved Homegoing. I think she has another book coming out soon, unless they changed the date. I‘m excited! 2y
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Kenyazero
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Jacqueline Woodson explores a number of complex themes through August's memory. We see grief, loss of a parent, growing up economically disadvantaged, city dangers for young black girls, sexual predators and abuse, and white flight, to name a few. I liked how the past and present were overlapped to give us a better idea of what was actually happening. #lgbtqauthor #blm

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Mitch
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Sparse and poetic - Woodson sets a scene, creates intense emotion and layers memories in a time shifting story. I cried through so much of this - it's about mourning, about loss, about the pass never really staying in the past - all told with a beautiful lightness of language.

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Mitch
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Bunky is also sheltering for the mad heavy rain - nestled with the cucumbers whilst I read ❤️

LyonTwins Lol 2y
Leftcoastzen So cute !😻 2y
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Mitch
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Sudden downpours today mean #newbook needs to be read inside the greenhouse!

charl08 Wow, great looking veg there 👏 2y
Mitch @charl08 we‘re kinda inundated with every size and shape of cucumber imaginable at the moment ! 2y
squirrelbrain I‘m listening to this one at the moment and loving it. I think Another Brooklyn will be next on my list... 2y
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With finishing up the tagged book last night, I‘ve made it through 4 (3 read, 1 bail) off my #BookSpin list for June! Sadly I did bail on this month‘s number, but I did finish my #DoubleSpin pick with Truth & Beauty! Looking forward to move a lot of these to July for #BookSpinBingo so I can make more of a dent in books I already own.

Caroline2 I bailed on white teeth too. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! And bails “count“ as completing your BookSpin - whatever it takes to get a book off the list!! 😂 2y
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erinreads
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Another Sunday night. 🍾📚

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rachelsbrittain
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1. The Prey of the Gods; Talking Back, Talking Black; Vampires Never Die; A Song Below Water; and Between the World and Me

2. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

3. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

#weekendreads

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OriginalCyn620
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This book is beautifully written, almost lyrical. August returns to Brooklyn because her father is dying, which causes her to reflect on her adolescence in the 70s, and everything she and her 3 best friends have gone through. It‘s a short book but it really has stayed with me!
#blackvoices

ShyBookOwl Sounds really good! Stacked 2y
OriginalCyn620 I hope you enjoy it @ShyBookOwl! 2y
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rachelsbrittain
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Can't believe it took me this long to read a book by Jacqueline Woodson but I'm definitely hooked now. A beautiful and hauntingly lyrical story of adolescence, girlhood friendships, and grief told in flashbacks. Truly a masterpiece of fiction.

TW: death, mentions of sexual assault, suicide

TheBookHippie I‘ve read everything of hers now !!! She‘s a favorite! She has a new one coming soon! 2y
rachelsbrittain @TheBookHippie she's been on my tbr for so long! Definitely going to have to read Brown Girl Dreaming next and excited for the new one too! 2y
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erinreads
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I‘ve been very good these past few months and haven‘t bought ALL THE BOOKS so I‘m excited to challenge myself to actually read more books that I already own to whittle the ever growing TBR pile down. And this is my first #BookSpin! 👋🏻 #juneTBR

BookwormAHN Nice graphic 😺 2y
InBooksILive Bookspin has been so much fun! It's really helped me to read what I already own. Love bookspin! 2y
Maria514626 Lovely layout 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! So glad to have you along!! I'll be sure to tag you with the winning numbers on Tuesday!!! 2y
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MallenNC
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1. Really anything by Jacqueline Woodson
2. Yellow. It‘s so bright and cheerful.
3. Recommending books to friends who don‘t read as much!
4. Will do.

#FriYAYintro
@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

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JillR
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A short, intense, bittersweet novella about four girls growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970‘s. How could this be just 173 pages? I wanted a big fat chunkster of a book about these girls and their lives. Looking forward to reading Red at the Bone.

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WomanistBibliophile
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I knew I was lost inside the world, watching it and trying to understand why too often I felt like I was standing just beyond the frame—of everything.

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MelissaSue81
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I‘m not even sure what it was about this book but I really loved it so much. August and her friends and family all felt so real to me, and I truly felt for them and their pain. This is the second book by Woodson that I‘ve read and have loved both, so I think I need to read more!!

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rsteve388
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This is a short sweet story, but u am here for Jacqueline Woodson! Her work is beautiful stunning heartbreaking and thus story is no exception.

Masterful writing by one of today's amazing authors.

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CarolynM
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I'm not exactly sure what to say about this. There's a lot to admire in the writing and in the insight into the world these girls lived in, but I never felt really connected to it. This probably says more about me than about the book. I'm certainly glad I read it. Thank you once again, Paula, for the opportunity.

BarbaraBB Is it as good as 2y
Centique You‘re welcome Carolyn 😘 I think you‘re right about the detached style of writing - Ive noticed that style in a few of my picks recently. It might be something I‘m drawn to 🧐😁 2y
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