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The Power
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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ajyoungquist
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Bailedbailed

I tried so hard to like this (I mean I could have tried harder) but it just didn‘t hook me. I thought the concept was super unique and I can‘t wait to see the movie.

Hestapleton I didn‘t know they were making a movie! 16h
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ButtBarn
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On to the next one! I‘ll reach my reading goal in no time!

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Joanne Regina
The Power | Naomi Alderman

Women finally turn the tables on the patriarchy. Like all great Dystopian novels this book is hard to take at times. I was so very impressed by the Audiobook narrator. A+ must read

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melissajayne
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Pickpick

I liked the book but didn‘t exactly love it. While the premise was interesting, I thought that it could have had a more cohesive story than it did. 3.75 ⭐️#bookstagram #litsyatz2019 #litsyatoz #letterp #p

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rretzler
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Pickpick

Liked but didn‘t love The Power. I thought the premise was interesting - females having physical power over males, which in turn gives them political power over society. I thought the book fell down in its execution. It seemed more like a series of vignettes about the characters than a cohesive plot at times and the archival documents and excerpts from the “Book of Eve” here and there were distracting in the audio version. 3.5⭐️ #2019 ⬇️

rretzler ⬆️ To quote Lord Acton: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Mycroft and Bandit relaxing while I knit and listen. #catsoflitsy (edited) 2w
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Red.Reads
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One of the most powerful (no pun intended) books I've read in quite some time. It made me sad, angry, happy, heartbroken...
The story of an alternative world where women suddenly have the power, and what happens. To see the violence so often perpetrated against women turned on men kinda crushed me. It made the reality of today's gender politics and our fight for equality even more apparent. It left me feeling so drained that I cried.

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melissajayne
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Time for a little #nighttimereading (watching The Last Word with Lawrence O‘Donnell, if you‘re curious; and yes I can read while I‘m listening to music, podcasts, watching TV; I have a way of filtering out “distractions” while reading)

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book 👍🏻 3w
melissajayne @Caroline2 The little that I have read of it, I can see myself enjoying this one, even though I‘m not a big fan of dystopian books. 3w
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veronicaeye
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The way the power emerges is fantastic & wil make you laugh.

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Literaturenut
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This was excellent. The story itself was compelling. But the way Alderman flipped societal gender rolls on this head was incredibly interesting.

#MCWithASuperPower #PopSugarReadingChallenge #32of65 #audiobook

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Lauren890
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 The story follows several people, and the author did I nice job moving the story forward through each perspective without repeating much. I did feel it dragged a bit at some points, and I enjoyed some perspectives more than others. Overall a pretty good read.

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Literaturenut
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This #Libby hold came in a month early. Woohoo! #currentlylistening

DebinHawaii I really enjoyed this one! 📚👍 1mo
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LoverofLit
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A crazy cool premise following the storylines of three women and one man as society is turned upside down when young girls approaching puberty are suddenly found to have the power to electric shock anyone who they touch. Dystopian style novels that approach tough topics like rape culture and the patriarchy are right up my alley and this one was no exception. Continued in comments...

LoverofLit Some of the characters started strong and weren't as fully developed as I wish they were and slightly draggy writing. I'd definitely still recommend though! #popsugar19 #popsugarreadingchallenge A book about someone with a superpower 2mo
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LadyCait84
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Pickpick

An intense and often troubling read, this book was thought-provoking as it layered deep, almost unanswerable questions about gender and identity within a nightmarish tale of power struggles and imbalances, and the brutality that goes with them.

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ManyWordsLater
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Not a bad Thursday.

readordierachel Not bad at all 👍🏽 2mo
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Madipeppell
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Mehso-so

Finally finished The Power by Naomi Alderman. Overall, I would say it‘s a good read, very fast paced. I felt that sometimes it was a little graphic, but depends on the reader. I didn‘t quite understand the ending.

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nschneider14
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Book 12 for the year...and my second book using the Libby app to access my library‘s digital library! So cool!

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Rissreads
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Pickpick

What if the world were run by women? Another book that totally enthralled me from start to finish. I loved the play on power and gender. It shines a light on so many issues that are relevant today. Powerful, smart, brutal and shocking! I finished this book a few days ago and I am still thinking about it. Always a good thing!

Cinfhen I really liked this one! 2mo
Caroline2 I loved this one too!! 👍🏻 2mo
Jeg I loved this one too. When I play with my grandson now my women figures have the power in their hands. No guns !! 2mo
Rissreads @Jeg Love it! 2mo
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CorinnaBechko
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Had to endure LAX so I found a bookshop in the terminal and bought myself something heavy to carry.

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Underqueen
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Pickpick

I feel like anyone who reads this could take something positive from it. I found that I was worried about the characters while I wasn't reading it. The role reversal and the portrayal of the corruption of power was difficult and incredible.

kaysworld1 Hello there I saw a post on Facebook group decided to follow a few accounts based on the books xxx 2mo
Underqueen @kaysworld1 hello ☺️ that is how I found most of the accounts I follow on here. Happy reading 📖 ❤️ 2mo
kaysworld1 @Underqueen it's nice to actually talk to some people from the group. 📚🙏 2mo
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Underqueen @kaysworld1 definitely, although I'm getting so many great recommendations my bank balance is weeping 😅😂 2mo
kaysworld1 @Underqueen I'm the same my TBR list will never be read there's just far too many books 😆 2mo
Underqueen @kaysworld1 Haha yes, although it doesn't seem to stop us trying 😂 2mo
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Madipeppell
Power | Naomi Alderman

Currently reading Power by Naomi Alderman, a very good book. Time line seems to go fast and I had a hard time keeping up but it‘s such a good read!

Megabooks It is! Welcome to Litsy! 😁📚 #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon Thanks for the tag @Megabooks 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🙌🏼 2mo
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GypsyKat
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Pickpick

I have very mixed feelings on this one. I loved the writing style and was completely sucked in, I didn‘t want to put it down. The premise was interesting, but I felt like the main story arc was too rushed. I just feel like the pendulum swung so radically and in too short a time frame. There was also a lot of brutality and graphic violence. Overall I liked it, but I think it could have been better. 3 1/2 stars.

Madipeppell I‘m reading it right now. I have to say I have had to put it down a couple times because it was very intense/graphic. But it‘s such a good read 2mo
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Reggie
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Hmm, had you handed me this with no author name I would have said a man wrote it. One day, girls find out they have the ability to produce and manipulate electricity. There‘s an immediate power shift with women at the top and men on the bottom. At first I was excited about it, until Naomi shows us that the love of power, never mind who has it, is what will always doom us. This was political. It was clever. It had a surprisingly good mafia arc.👇🏼

Reggie and for me, it almost came off too cold. It could have used a bit of warmth. Still, a pick. 2mo
BarbaraBB Yes it was as if a man had written it indeed! 2mo
Suet624 Absolute power corrupts. I agree with your comment about the coldness. 2mo
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TrishB I gave it a pick too, but sadly. 2mo
readordierachel Wow, yeah, it did seem almost like a man wrote it! That straight up reversal of power, the level of corruption, were so jarring. Great review! 2mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB @Suet624 @TrishB @readordierachel Part of me thought that Naomi had been bullied by girls. You have the power to imagine this great premise and take us into hell, when maybe at least some of it could have gone the other way. 2mo
Suet624 Yes, exactly. It felt like such a hopeless scenario. My daughter provided me with a lot of explanation as to its relevance and it was helpful at the time, but honestly, now I can‘t remember anything she said. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
GatheringBooks do you think the coldness was deliberate? 2mo
Reggie @GatheringBooks I can‘t say, because sometimes I think you go into something intending to write one story and end up with another. So who knows but all I could think throughout this book was that women were better than this. 2mo
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Reggie
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I should have chosen this for my #screamsbymail horror reading group. I think reading soft and tender Miriam Toews right before this ruined this book a little for me. I was expecting lambs and got bloodthirsty wolves. Lol Also, I think Mario Puzo would have loved this book very much.

GatheringBooks well we can always do it for round 3!!!! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril First thought, Donna Summer was British??? So, checked the playlist and discovered this is M.I.A. #BadGirls 😉So, just to confirm.... Donna summer was indeed NOT British😜After listening to the lyrics, the song felt very much about girls and power and tagged book is VERY MUCH about girls & power!!! I really enjoyed the tagged book, a look at what happens when roles are reversed & men fear women because of their physical power.

TrishB I don‘t know the song either! 3mo
Cinfhen I only heard of this rapper because she did a song with Madonna 😉❣️ @TrishB I bet your kids have heard of her 3mo
TrishB I shall ask later 😁 3mo
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Megabooks “I fly like paper get high like planes!” That‘s the only M.I.A. song I know. Great choice with The Power! I really enjoyed both print and audio of this one. 👍🏻👍🏻 (edited) 3mo
IamIamIam TOOT TOOT.... hey... BEEP BEEP 3mo
Mdargusch Ha! I had never heard of MIA - pick by @Reviewsbylola 3mo
Cinfhen 🎵Hey mister, have you got a dime?
Mister, do you want to spend some time.... @IamIamIam 😜 I love Donna summer @Mdargusch sad she‘s no longer with us 😢
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Reviewsbylola Love MIA! My girls love this song. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m sure they would love Donna summer too @Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 3mo
emilyhaldi Good one!!! (Although I didn‘t like the book 😜) 3mo
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GypsyKat
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I‘m extremely distracted today and have a lot to do around the house. I‘m hoping that this audiobook will be engaging today!

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ElectricKatyLand
Power | Naomi Alderman
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Sci-Fi/alternative history where women suddenly realize they have the power to generate electric charges, like eels. After overthrowing Saudi Arabia‘s government, enacting retribution against abusers and traffickers, what comes next? Imagining a world where women are inherently powerful/violent, while men are assumed weak, Alderman explores what this looks like culturally, politically, and soiritually. Gratifying, if graphic.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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#LiteraryLuck #FavoritesOfMarch

This was a fun read for Women's History Month. It was interesting to step into a world where the power balance between the genders had swapped. The political & societal reactions especially prompted some deep thinking about today's current norms. I do feel this book was a little slow at points, but it was thought-provoking enough to make it worth the read.

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Sreckess
The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Loved it from start to finish. Can‘t wait to give it as a gift to friends when they are feeling unsuccessful and ill-equipped to handle the world. This story actually led to fantasies about how I would use the power if I had it. A fun and smart read.

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AutumnRLS
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Finding books I have on my Amazon wishlist for $2 at the library sale corner is like finding treasure!

TheSpineView Library sales are like a treasure hunt. Love them! 3mo
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alysonwrites
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Pickpick

This book is high voltage. Naomi Alderman portrays a world very much like the real one with a cataclysmic twist: women are stronger than men, awakening the ability to generate shocks from an organ in their bodies. Although some aspects felt like poetic justice to me as a woman, this is still a dark dystopia. As long as any people group is oppressed, justice cannot be complete. Most terrifying are the parallels this book points to in our own world.

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alysonwrites
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Happy International Women‘s Day to all you lovely Littens! I‘m reading the tagged book right now, which is kinda fitting I think. 👸🏻💋👊💕

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OrangeMooseReads
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This was such a wonderful surprise to find in my mailbox tonight! Thank you @squirrelbrain I haven‘t read this one and look forward to it. I love the stickers too. #litsylove #bookpeoplearethebest

squirrelbrain Yay! Glad it arrived ok👍😁 4mo
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starrdom
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Entertaining but socially irresponsible. Women discover a new power within themselves and it is used initially by many to fight back against their oppressors. (Makes sense...I‘m with ya here, Naomi.) And, then within a few years of gaining this power, droves of women are using their new advantage to become serial rapists. (Huh??) My suggestion: read Mary Beard‘s “Women & Power” instead. It explains why stories of this nature are problematic.

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starrdom
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The day is so bright and shiny but this audiobook is sooo dark...

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AmyLarge
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Some books stick in your brain. It feels wrong somehow to say that I enjoyed a book that deals with so much darkness at the very core of people. It is a really interesting premise, well told and with complex characters. The only major sticking point I had was the final chapter with Roxy.... I do not understand how she could forgive all that had happened before. Not for the squeamish as it gets a bit graphic, but a really thought provoking read.

CarolynM Great review. 4mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Panpan

I think this might be an unpopular opinion about this book but I didn‘t enjoy reading it. I will concede that some parts of the books were really interesting but in there end I had a hard time with the religious tones in a good portion of this book. I get it, it doesn‘t matter your gender, human beings all have the capability to be corrupted by power and yield to the dark side of their self. The idea of this book is intriguing, not for me.

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Emilymdxn I felt the same I really didn‘t like this one. It didn‘t seem as original as everyone said and I tend to find books about the Unremittingly Dark Hearts of Humanity boring, one note, and inaccurate 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Emilymdxn yes! Exactly. When I found myself skimming certain parts I should have just bailed but I wanted to know how it ended. 4mo
Rachbb3 Absolute power corrupts absolutely. 4mo
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Bookadee
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Read it in 2 days and I can't stop thinking about it.

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DyAnne
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Eeeek! My Litsy app was not working for several days! Just started this.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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So true.

Bookladylinda 👍🏾📚📚📚📚 4mo
Meaw_catlady Lits me 4mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣📚📚📚👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 yes 4mo
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AnansiGirl Guilty 🙃 4mo
Johanna414 Yep. 4mo
Susannah OMG, yes 4mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I‘m have a CT scan today and have to drink 2 of these! One each hour until my appt at 10. I love water and drink about 21 oz in an hour but my body revolts when I HAVE to do something like this.

Wish me luck!

DivineDiana Hang in there! It‘s almost over! ❤️ 4mo
JoScho Good luck! 🍀 4mo
Kaye Fingers crossed 🤞🏼 4mo
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kspenmoll Hope all goes well with power drinking on demand & the scan. 💕 4mo
squirrelbrain Urgh isn‘t it awful having to drink water to order?! 4mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts! 4mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @DivineDiana @JoScho @kaye @kspenmoll @squirrelbrain @cobwebmoth thanks for all@the well wishes. I‘m done thank goodness! I hope I don‘t have to drink that stuff again for a long time. 😆 4mo
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celyndawg
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I did a happy screech when I received the email that my hold was borrowed for this book! I‘m soooo excited 😀😀😀

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ShannonColleen
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Finished this one today and I must say, it did not disappoint! Loved the book!

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ShannonColleen
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The calm before the Super Bowl madness 😅❤ #bathtimereads #bathandbook

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This looks wonderful 🛁 📚 🕯 5mo
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Purplerosiepage
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Speculative fiction about what it means to have power, and what power can do to people‘s sense of humanity, regardless of gender. I think it‘s a pick, but only because of its creativity. Some loose ends are left dangling, and I hate when that happens.

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Neptunes.Library
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Reading two books in January inspired me to change my 2019 goal to not only reading a new book each month, but also finish one up from my TBC shelf. For February, I will be reading Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (unfinished read) and The Power by Naomi Alderman (new read). This month, I am also challenging myself to incorporate a third book into my reading, This Body‘s Not Big Enough For The Both Of Us Edgar Cantero. Let‘s see how this goes.

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ShannonColleen
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Up next from my TBR pile. I've heard so many good things about this book and can't wait to dive in!

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Krose1
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Mehso-so

I‘m honestly not sure how I feel about this book. How do you all feel about it? Maybe the point is that power corrupts? Anyone who has more strength becomes terrible?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you so much for The Power LeAnna!! It has been on my tbr list forever!! So sweet of you!! 🧡🧡🧡

Melismatic Yay! It came quick! Enjoy it, love! 💖 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Just got myself this book too! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Melismatic it did!!! Thank you sweetie 😘💗 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz awesome!!! Did you by any chance get something from me yet? 🙃 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yes! Your #jb mail! Already sent out my reply!oh dear pls don't tell me I didn't tag you!! 😭😭😭I'm so sorry!! I thought I tagged you when I got your card.. I'm getting old... 😔 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz you did for the card!! I sent a little something else though! Just a little happy 😊 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks omg!!! You did?? Omg omg thank you thank you so much in advance!! I haven't received it yet though... But thank you for thinking of me! I'm beyond touched!!! ❤️❤️😘Thank you, Misty!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz awww you‘re welcome! Maybe it‘s not lost! I hope you don‘t already have it!! 😘📚💛❤️💗 5mo
greenhairdontcare Hope you enjoy it when you get to it! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @greenhairdontcare thank you!! I‘ve heard it‘s really good!! 5mo
AmyG This was such an interesting read. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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