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February House
February House | Sherill Tippins
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The author chronicles a hitherto unknown chapter in both literary history and communal living--the experiment in communalism undertaken by Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, W. H. Auden, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Jane and Paul Bowles.
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ChaoticMissAdventures
February House | Sherill Tippins
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#lgbtqNonfiction #pridebookrec
This week of pride I want to highlight some nonfiction reads that are awesome. Starting with this little known history of many famous artists who all lived together in a falling down house in Brooklyn. I didn't realize Carson McCullers was queer before this and overall this house felt like a wildly good time.

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February House | Sherill Tippins
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Thanks for posting @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

1.) February House: The Story of W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Jane and Paul Bowles, Benjamin Britten, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Under One Roof in Wartime America -- It has been 15+ years since I first read this, and it is still one of my favorites & most recommended. So. Much. Fun!

2.) Memoir and I would say Augusten Burroughs

3.) bell hooks

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'll have to check some of these out! Thanks! 2y
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I read 12 books in February, well one of them, When No One Was Watching, was finished on March 1st, (last chapter), but I counted it in February‘s stats bc most of the book was read In Feb😜I really enjoyed my readings, including the so-so & Pan one, they were books I wanted to read, they were in my tbr. No reading rejects here🤗Not always books turn in what we expected but we need to discover that by ourselves.Love the covers. No Bingo it‘s ok👍

Gissy I need to try another Cowboys novel☺️Still need to finish some old readathons prompts. My goal is to read those books, no matter if they are finish in another month.
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KatieDid927 Nice stack! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! 2y
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mabell That‘s a big reading month! (And in a short month!) 2y
Gissy @mabell Thank you! Every month is different depend on what I do or read. This March I haven‘t read much☺️But we were hiking yesterday and it was a wonderful experience. 2y
mabell That sounds amazing! 2y
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Okay! So I actually kept track of the time read: 30:25:26 !! I finished 4 books: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, You Can Thank Me Later by Kelly Harms, and If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell! Pretty well if I do say so myself. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting! #FabulousFebruary See you for #20in4

Crazeedi Yay!!! Great job👏💗 2y
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🚀 Thanks for playing along. 😊 2y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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This book. Why did I wait so long to read this book? I adore this. This is one of those books you read and by the end you have ordered 3 books because reading about how they were written by these people is so fun!
I rarely feel this way about a book but I want to go back in time and live in this house!

CarolynM I loved this when I read it too. It deserves to be more widely read, but I guess not a lot of people are interested in Auden and co. 3y
ChaoticMissAdventures @CarolynM I feel like not a lot of people have even heard of it. I don't like Auden's poetry but this book made me interested in him as a person! 3y
CarolynM I'm not keen on Benjamin Britten's music but I bought a biography after reading this🙂 3y
ChaoticMissAdventures @CarolynM so cool! Have you read it? Is it worth getting? 3y
CarolynM I've read bits of it, mostly around the time of the February House. 3y
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ChaoticMissAdventures
February House | Sherill Tippins
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Gypsy Rose Lee and George Davis meet in a bookshop.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
February House | Sherill Tippins
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"We've got a roast and two veg, salad and savory, and there will be no political discussion" W.H. Auden

Fitting quote for the holidays.

CarolynM Such a great book! Very appropriate quote for today. 3y
ChaoticMissAdventures @CarolynM I was so surprised to see that no one here has posted about the book! It has been on my TBR pile for years and 50pages in it is remarkably good. 3y
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