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Well-Read Women
Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines | Samantha Hahn
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A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan...each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn's evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written.
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EadieB
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Day 14 - #Journal #SelfImprovementSept

Well-read women keep their books close to their heart. Record what you‘ve read, reflect on your favorite characters and quotations, list books to devour next. With a satin ribbon bookmark and gorgeous watercolor portraits of literature's most beloved female characters—plus a comprehensive list of prize-winning fiction to inspire new selections—this go-to reading companion is as elegant as it is practical.

EadieB I actually use this journal on a daily basis and find it helpful to keep track of my reading! 2mo
JackOBotts Whenever I see this title, I have to mention that the artist/author went to my high school! #SixDegreesofSeparation 2mo
EadieB @JackOBotts That is pretty cool! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620 I think I need this in my life! 😉 2mo
DivineDiana I have this journal and it is beautiful, but even it‘s beauty could not persuade me to keep it up to date! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
EadieB @DivineDiana I keep track of the characters as I read a book and make notes that help me write my reviews. I find it a very handy tool. @OriginalCyn620 Great for keeping you organized! Everyone has a different way for keeping track of their reading. Goodreads is a great place to do that too. 2mo
DivineDiana That‘s a good idea! 2mo
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Pickpick

This is a beautiful book. I do wish there was a bit more diversity.
Book 16/90 11/13/19

Chelleo Agreed on both counts. 10mo
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MCYmermaid A lovely post! 👩🏾‍🎨 12mo
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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LLMadrid
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I adore picture books for grownups.

rather_be_reading awesome! 1y
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Oryx
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So Litsy is full of well read folks, so what do you think of this suggested requirement to be considered 'well read'?

Going by this list, I'm very poorly read. I would suggest the list is severely lacking rather than my reading. Or that there shouldn't be any requirement to be considered well read, other than reading widely and diversely. What do you guys think? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/12/book-clinic-what-constitutes-well-...

TrishB It‘s not exactly a diverse list is it! 2y
Oryx @TrishB No, it's terrible isn't it? Fine if you only want to read old white men. 2y
Soubhiville I‘m with you both @TrishB @Oryx , I think diversity is key. The old stuff isn‘t entirely relevant anymore. I‘d update the list with current social concerns instead of all the old philosophy. 2y
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EllanaRose According to the list I'm extremely well read. But yea, where's the diversity? Where are the women, the disabled, the LGBTQ+... 2y
TrishB @Soubhiville @Oryx @EllanaRose there‘s an inherent elitism here as always too -I‘ll tell you what to read for you to be well read!! 2y
whatsthEStorey Seems like by this list, well-read is synonymous for "reads lots of books by dead white guys." ? 2y
Lcsmcat I don‘t think it‘s elitist to say that, in order to understand current writers to the fullest you need to have read what they have read. And I would argue that the”old philosophy” often does a very good job of addressing current social concerns. Human problems are remarkably consistent over the centuries. Read newer, diverse literature, definitely! But don‘t denigrate something as irrelevant because it‘s older. There‘s a reason Classic survived. 2y
Oryx @Lcsmcat I'm not saying that these shouldn't be read, by any means, or that they are irrelevant, but I think you can be well read without this list being the backbone of your reading. I could be wrong, but I think it's hard to get exposure to a lot of these books without studying English or the Classics or Philosophy. That's my experience anyway. 2y
Lcsmcat @Oryx If you‘re the kind of person who wants to be well read, and thus reads articles like the tagged one, then you‘ve heard of these authors. If you have a library card or access to the internet you can read any of them for free. As far as needing help to understand them in context, yes a class is helpful, I agree. But that‘s not the only way. What would you propose as a backbone of one‘s reading instead? 👇🏻 2y
Lcsmcat I find it useful to have a common frame of cultural reference. Thus I read books mentioned by authors I read, which necessarily takes me backwards in time. How do you choose? 2y
kathedron It turns out I've read most of those listed. I suppose that makes me well-read, then. *Widely* read, however, is a different matter (though Litsy is certainly helping to remedy that!). 2y
Oryx @Lcsmcat I agree there is access to these books easily now, but growing up I didn't get the exposure to a lot of these, particularly the Greek/Roman/philosophy/translation ones, with a tiny village library and not very good bookshop. Not through my school either. So I read what I could find. I'm only suggesting that there is more than one way to be well read. I don't think I ever wanted to be 'well read', I just want to read. 😉 2y
EllanaRose @Lcsmcat - I'm doing my masters degree in classical studies. Even if I read everything that survived from the era, I'm still only reading the works of the elite men for the most part. There are exceptions like Sappho, but diversity is necessary to get more viewpoints. At least in my opinion 2y
Lcsmcat @EllanaRose I agree. I‘m not arguing against diversity at all. Nor do I believe anyone expects one to read “everything that survived” from any given period. I‘m simply arguing for the value of reading the classics along with , not instead of. 2y
Lcsmcat @Oryx True, it‘s easier now than when we were kids. But there‘s not a cut-off date for learning. There are way more books I want to read than I will ever finish in my lifetime. But I‘m going to keep trying to read the best that every era has to offer. And I honestly want to know what your reading backbone (to use your term) is. How do you choose? 2y
Oryx @Lcsmcat totally agree, and I hope I can keep reading and learning as long as possible. I choose through recommendations, articles, and from following the trail of authors like you do. I read what sounds interesting to me. Although I've read and loved Homer, some of the other classics feel like they'll take a little more concentration than I can muster after work, so I might have to wait until I retire or win the lottery to dedicate the time. 2y
EllanaRose @Lcsmcat - My aim is to read all the Loeb Classical Library XD it's a far off dream but I'm trying. Some of it is a chore to read (looking at you, Appian, with your long History) and honesty not worth it XD 2y
Itchyfeetreader I find this list disheartening and the whole tone kind of odd and patriarchal. For me a discussion on being well read is about affordable access to a wide range of writers (fiction and non fiction) and availability of resources to help inform understanding. When it come to the classics I think the latter is especially key to help with interpretation and context. 2y
Lcsmcat @eilanarose A worthy goal! I have The Harvard Classics on my Kindle and in “hard copy” and I‘m working my way through them slowly, mixed in amongst all my reading goals. 2y
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BooksForEmpathy
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It‘s true that my birthday is tomorrow. It‘s also a true that a dear friend sent me this journal as a present and I am just so filled with bookish love and feel so understood by her! Book gifts are the best!!

It‘s filled with beautiful illustrations and quotes from women authors.

catebutler This is such a great journal! I need to find one for myself. 😊 2y
JoScho Oh I think I need this for my birthday too!!! Does it have a good number of pages for writing about your books or is it mostly illustrations? 2y
2BR02B Happy early birthday! 🤗 2y
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Chelsea.Poole Happy birthday 🎈 2y
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎉🎂🎈🎁 2y
asiriusreader Happy birthday!!🎁🎉🎂 2y
TheLibrarian Happy Birthday! 2y
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 2y
Gissy Happy Birthday! 🎂 2y
emilyhaldi Happy early birthday!!! 🍾 2y
ReadingSusan Happy early birthday! 2y
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎉🎊🎈🎁🎂 2y
mcipher Happy birthday!! 🎈🎂🥂 2y
Sarah83 Happy birthday 🎂 2y
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
LeahBergen Happy, happy bday! 📚📚📚 2y
Johanna414 Happy birthday! 2y
batsy Happy birthday! 🎈🎂📚 2y
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Samplergal
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This is a great list. I am sorry I don‘t know how to really post this type of article , but it‘s well worth the read.

catebutler I found the link and attached here, so people can read it easily! I hope you don‘t mind! Thank you for pointing this out. Looking forward to reading it! 2y
Samplergal Thanks catebutler. I couldn‘t get it to work for me. Lots of great women authors of color there. 2y
catebutler @Samplergal I‘m really looking forward to checking out the list, thank you again! 2y
Carolyn11215 Fabulous! Thank you!! 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Today, we have a special episode collab with the Friendlier Podcast about Social Reading. We talk about the first books we read after seeing them online, the different types of social networks and why we do/don't like them, and, of course, book clubs.

Give it at listen, let us know what you think, and head over to the Friendlier podcast to hear their part of the discussion.

readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/1/31/ep-365-friendlier-pod-collab

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I tried to make my little bookshelves pretty #shelfie #bookdisplay #feministpicks #prettycovers

Bibliogeekery Lovely! 2y
Amris Thank you! 2y
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SassyBookworm
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‘A well-read woman is a dangerous creature‘

#AudreyHepburn #MarilynMonroe #SassyBookworm 😏 #DangerousCreatures #LateNightThoughts

Shaila Adore Audrey! 😍 2y
revenge4porgy Always in all ways 📖😉 2y
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We love seeing the books you‘re starting out with for the #ReadingWomenChallenge. I wanted to re-post the numbered graphic and let you know that the main page (linked below) has been updated with resources to help you pick your books. Feel free to let us know if you gave any questions!

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/reading-women-challenge-2018/

kait1902 this is such a great idea! 2y
Grise Thank you for this list and the recommendations. I‘m low-key trying the book riot and pop sugar challenges, with the addendum that, if possible, I will prefer female writers. Overall, I will try to read at least 50% female authors this year. 2y
thereadingwomen @Grise That‘s Awesome! 2y
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I cannot tell you how beautiful this book is. It‘s stunning. I‘m so thrilled. I keep looking at it and I‘m supposed to be working. The journal is ideal for bullet journaling so I guess there‘s no reason for me not to give it a go, is there? #SecretSantaGoesPostal #WinterSolsticeBookExchange

Bibliogeekery That journal 😍! 2y
TricksyTails 😍♥️😍♥️😍Wowwwwwww!! Beautiful journal! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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Cinfhen Love it ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JenlovesJT47 Both look awesome! 😍 2y
Gissy It is gorgeous! 2y
jpmcwisemorgan @Cinfhen @JenlovesJT47 @Gissy I know! I want to frame all the pages. I‘ll probably share some photos over the holidays. 2y
Gissy @jpmcwisemorgan Yes, please! 😍 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Today‘s the day! Download our latest episode on your favorite podcatcher to find out who this year‘s #ReadingWomenAward winners are. No spoilers in the comments, please. 😊

Readingwomenpodcast.com

Jas16 Definitely appreciated your choices. 2y
HardcoverHearts I‘m so excited to hear!! Thank you for all your great work on the podcast. It‘s exceptional! 2y
thereadingwomen @Jas16 Thanks so much!! It was hard to narrow it down. 2y
thereadingwomen @HardcoverHearts of course! Thank you for listening. 😊 2y
bookloo Listening while making coffee! I‘m so excited. 😄 2y
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thereadingwomen
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It‘s just TWO DAYS from the 2017 #ReadingWomenAward episode. *breathe breathe* We now have official award kits that you can get in our store, so you can bedeck your award-winning book. There are also bookmarks and totes and books.

LeahBergen Pretty! ❤️ 2y
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I‘ve never done a reading challenge before but I‘m considering the popsugar 2018 one for next year. I‘m a little worried about the book total (I‘m currently at 26 for this year) and also worried about getting distracted by books that don‘t line up with the prompts! However, I think it would be fun to change it up. Anyone doing this challenge or have thoughts on reading challenges in general?

danibolahood I'm doing it as well but I look at it less like a challenge to read x number of books and more of a way to keep me excited about reading. I don't do well sticking to lists and the more I feel I HAVE to read something the less I want to read it. However - whenever I'm having trouble picking something to read I use the prompts to help me find something new or to get me excited about a book I have already and haven't picked up yet. 2y
mjdowens The thought of a reading challenge sounds good to me. Especially to try and read what I️ already have. I️ have tried it a couple of times but I️ can never follow through for very long. I️ have squirrel syndrome and run off to be with other books😂😂 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @danibolahood that‘s great advice, thank you! I definitely want to have a good mix of getting through books I already own and also going outside my comfort zone and reading something I may not have otherwise. 2y
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idrinkandiknowthings @mjdowens that‘s what I‘m thinking might happen, but I guess I won‘t know if I don‘t try it out! Sometimes the new and shiny can get distracting 😂 2y
2BR02B I'm planning on doing this one in conjunction with the #MountTBR challenge (my unread book count is at 500+ without ebooks or audiobooks, so I've declared 2018 the year to read what I already own.) Instead of coming up one book to read per prompt before I start, I'm trying to make a list of 3-5 books that would fit each so I always have options to choose from. 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @2BR02B that‘s a great idea- I have far fewer books than that so I‘m hoping I‘ll be able to get through them as long as I have enough willpower to stop buying more 😬😬 2y
mrozzz Does Jo Nesbø count as "Nordic noir"?? 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @mrozzz I'm not sure! I think I'd have to do a little more research before picking a book for that particular prompt 2y
mrozzz I'd join if I could figure that one out and find a heist within a book without spoiling the whole plot... 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @mrozzz there's also a Goodreads group I just joined that has lots of suggestions/discussions for all the prompts! 2y
sprainedbrain I‘m a challenge addict! Popsugar was my first one several years ago, and honestly, challenges + audiobooks + Litsy have more than doubled me reading over the last few years. You can always be flexible, and if you don‘t finish, it‘s no big deal. I‘ve really liked how various challenges have diversified my reading. 😃 2y
mrozzz I think I'm in a similar one, haven't had time to scroll through it all yet! 2y
idrinkandiknowthings @sprainedbrain thank you for the insight! I think I'm going to try this one and see how it goes 😊 2y
readinginthedark I usually set a few reading goals for myself each year, but I‘m not super strict about following the challenges as everyone else does them, because then it becomes stressful and I can‘t enjoy myself. 2y
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The stack of books for my #LGPOG secret Santa match is growing... and there are a few still on the way. 😬

Books are my favorite gifts to give (and receive), so I‘m very excited about filling this box.

Also, the kitten was not posed, and has now been shooed out of the tree for approximately the 256th time in the last 24 hours. 😂

Thanks for the chance at that pretty stack, Liberty!

#BOOKFRIDAY2017

CouronneDhiver Kitties just love the Christmas tree! 2y
BookNAround I‘ll be really curious to see how our rescue kitty reacts to the Christmas tree! 2y
sprainedbrain @BookNAround @CouronneDhiver This little guy is a rescue, and he loves it. He‘s started napping under there. 😂 2y
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KerriNTurner I didn't even notice the kitty until I read your caption, and now I can't get over how perfectly framed kitty is! 😄🐱 2y
jfalkens My cats already broke a mini snowglobe this year 😧😫 2y
ReadingSusan Oh my goodness it took me a few looks to see the kitty 😻😻 2y
LectricSheep Hidden kitten!!! ❤️ 2y
TricksyTails Ah, your tree is already up! 🎄💚 2y
TricksyTails Just saw the 😻! Cute! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻🎄😻 2y
Cupofjo Darn cats in trees! 🙀😂😻 2y
sprainedbrain @TricksyTails My older kids insisted on decorating right after Thanksgiving dinner this year.. 😜 2y
sprainedbrain @KerriNTurner @readingsusan @lectricsheep I didn‘t see him until I snapped the picture! Such a little sneak. ❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain @jfalkens If we get an early start, so do they! 😜😻 2y
sprainedbrain @rubyslippersreads @Cupofjo Every single year... 😻🎄😜😂 2y
kspenmoll Those kitties love love 🎄🎄🎄! Our breakables stay in a box or at top of tree. We also have it tied to hook on ceiling after too many times the tree fell when the two tricksters chased each other in and out of the tree! (edited) 2y
Cupofjo @kspenmoll lol! We use fish line wrapped around and hooked to the wall 😂 2y
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vivastory
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I bought this book of watercolor portraits of memorable fictional heroines as soon as I saw @Brie post about it. The art in it is stunning. I love it.

saresmoore Gorgeous! 2y
Avanders 👆🏽(took the word right out of my mouth) 2y
rohit-sawant Oh, that is beautiful. 2y
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BarbaraBB Love it. Didn‘t know her. 2y
readinginthedark 😍😍😍 2y
readordierachel Wow. Stunning. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I borrowed this from the library quite some time ago and have been wanting my own copy since! Lovely book. 2y
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks It's a must own and it's quite affordable! 2y
britt_brooke 😍 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Hello! 👋 We thought we would introduce ourselves. The Reading Women is a podcast hosted by Kendra (L) and Autumn (R). We met in grad school and bonded over wedding planning drama and a desire to read more literature by women.
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You can find the Reading Women wherever you get your podcasts. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing our love of books by women with you! If you're new, comment below to say hi!
#thereadingwomen

BellaBookNook Love your podcast. Today i was listening episode #16 about books in translation. I had my pen in hand to right down the recs and great online resources. 👍🏾 2y
Booksnchill Subscribed a couple of weeks ago and watch Kendra's Booktube as well- highly recommended! 2y
Snow @Booksnchill hi. Do you have a link to the booktube channel? (Thanks!!) 2y
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mommyincolor Been looking for another bookish podcast! So glad to have found you ladies! I've got a bookish Instgram I think you would like: concreterosereads. Check me out and I'll definitely be checking you out!!! 2y
Booksnchill @snow search for Kendra Winchester Booktube and you will find her channel! 2y
Snow @Booksnchill thanks! I'm listening to the podcast now so I'm sure I'll love her booktube. 😍 2y
drbethandherkindle Hi! 💁🏼I love listening to you two talk books! 2y
thereadingwomen @drbethandherkindle Yay! Thank you so much. 😊📚 2y
thereadingwomen @Snow @kdwinchester definitely has a knack for it. - A 2y
thereadingwomen @BellaBookNook This makes me so happy!! Thanks so much. 😘 2y
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Just a few of my favorite #difficultwomen of literature. From top left: Jo March, Elizabeth Bennet, Scarlett O'Hara, Catherine Earnshaw, Jane Eyre, and Esther Greenwood. #fallintobooks

KarenUK Those illustrations are beautiful! 💕 2y
Brie @KarenUK Yeah, I love watercolors. The entire book is gorgeous. 2y
vivastory This book sounds great. Definitely stacked! 2y
RealLifeReading Gorgeous! 2y
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kspenmoll
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#AnditsAugust #coversinyrfavcolor
In summer, it's aqua blue. 🐳🐠🏖
@RealLifeReading

Kalalalatja Lovely! 2y
monkeygirlsmama Such pretty blues. I bet that candle smells amazing too. 2y
RealLifeReading Pretty! 2y
kspenmoll @Kalalalatja @monkeygirlsmama @RealLifeReading Love those blues too! And the candle's scent is wonderful! 2y
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sprainedbrain
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#AndItsAugust #CoversInYrFaveColor

I think my favorite color changes every other day... but I have a lot of gorgeous blue-covered books. 💙

erzascarletbookgasm 💙💙💙 2y
Jess_Read_This That Well Read Women cover! 💙💙💙 2y
Moray_Reads Wonderful collection 😍 2y
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ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 2y
tpixie Great covers!!! 💙💙💙 2y
JazzFeathers Blue has always been my favourite color. Need to do a post 😊 2y
Beck9lol Sooo pretty!!! 2y
Dragon Pretty shades of blue 💙🌊🦋🐳 2y
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thereadingwomen
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You might know we have a newsletter, but have your subscribed yet? We fill it with bookish news, reviews, and more. Basically everything we couldn't fit in the podcast. ⠀

Did you know we have a Patreon? You can become a patron of the podcast, which means you get to add your input about future episodes, get behind the scenes looks, vote for upcoming themes, and participate in live events. Check it out. www.readingwomenpodcast.com

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OrangeMooseReads
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My final June numbers - not terrible. Wish I had gotten one more in because I HATE the number 11

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I HAD to stay up extra and read this. It was super short just quotes from the characters. The artwork is beautiful. Samantha Hahn is crazy talented. My TBR just got a whole lot longer because I haven't read more than half the books these women are in.
Thought I would post this picture for the Gone With the Wind buddy read readers #ohscarlet

queerbookreader I have this book! Looks like it's time to pull it out and read 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wonderful! I borrowed this from the library years ago and loved it! Want a copy for myself someday 😊 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Wow. Lots of new followers lately. Welcome to Litsy! We're the Reading Women Podcast, hosted by @kdwinchester and @autumnprivett . Twice a month, we get together to talk about books by or about women. We also interview great authors like Min Jin Lee and Heather O'Neill. Subscribe on your favorite podcatcher so you don't miss a thing!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-women/id1118019442?mt=2

Mamashep Highly recommend it! These two are so enthusiastic and with their bookstore you don't even have to try to remember the names of the books as you listen. 2y
thereadingwomen @Mamashep Thank you so much. 😊 We're so happy you enjoy it. - A 2y
Jess7 Just subscribed to your podcast :-) 2y
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thereadingwomen @Jess7 🎉 Many many thanks. - A 2y
Caladrys Thanks for the welcome ! I'm new and you're exactly what I was looking for here :) 2y
Thecaffeinatedbook I just subscribed to your podcast also. 😊 2y
EliNeedsMoreShelves My favorite podcast - love listening in to these wonderful bookish conversations! 2y
thereadingwomen @EliNeedsMoreShelves @Caladrys @Thecaffeinatedbook Thank you all so very much. We love making it. 😘 2y
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DivineDiana
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A sampling of my numerous #journals #riotgrams

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wanderaven
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#RiotGrams Day 4: Notebooks/Journals. I've been bullet journaling for more than a year now and find it really works for me. A couple journals back I stuck a great sticker on one, and now doing so is my favourite part about starting a new journal. Sticker via one of @Liberty 's special printings.

Reviewsbylola Love that 2y
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Hello and welcome to all my new followers! Just wanted to let you all know that I post most of my reviews over @thereadingwomen these days. My co-host and I have a bi-monthly podcast where we discuss books by or about women. We also get to interview cool authors like Min Jin Lee and Emily Bitto. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes and follow us for daily bookishness.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-women/id1118019442?mt=2

Mitch Just discovered Reading Women - enjoying catching up with all the back episodes - listening to your book discussions is great, inspiring stuff! Thank you 2y
autumnprivett @Mitch Thanks for listening! 2y
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Gabypen
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I finally have a bookshelf! At least a proper one. I'm so happy and I can't wait to fill this up with so many lovely books. ♥️📚✨
For now, I'm storing all the books I've read and own (on the middle shelf there). #bookshelf #shelfie #bookcollection

Any tips on how to decorate the bookshelf? The brown doesn't really go with my room, but I'm curious to hear any other alternatives to painting it.

EvieBee It looks lovely! Especially those theocratic books in the corner. I like the brown, very classic. I like to add pops of color with stuffed animals that are small but literary. I have my eye on a Pusheen plush that's dressed as Sherlock Holmes! (edited) 2y
Gabypen @EvieBee84 Thank you so much! It is a very nice brown color. And that's a great idea! I'll definitely need to comb the internet for some cute literary decorations. 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Celebrating @TheBookmarkPR 's fourth anniversary! 💜💜💜

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉📚 3y
WanderingBookaneer Gorgeous! 3y
LiteraryinLititz In all your posts it seems like an awesome place! 3y
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Reviewsbylola So beautiful! 😍 3y
Cinfhen Happy birthday to your happy place!!! What a lovely store!!! 3y
Cinfhen And that cupcake 💙💙💙 3y
Gissy Then I must go there right now!! Because I need to celebrate, I guess I need to buy a book 🤷🏻‍♀️😉 3y
MrBook Loving this pic!!! 3y
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Just sayin'.

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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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@Well-ReadNeck , this reminded me of you. 😊 The coaster by my bed, usually topped by a steaming mug of tea and then later on a glass of red wine 😉 🍷 Both pair beautifully with books!

Well-ReadNeck @TheHeartlandBookFairy That's fabulous! Cheers! 🍷 3y
TheHeartlandBookFairy Cheers 😁🍷 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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Happy International Women's Day!!

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katedensen
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Check out my awesome new tote courtesy of @strandbookstore

DivineDiana Dangerous and delightful 😉 3y
KarenUK Love it💕💕 3y
RobinW Love this!!! 3y
MyNamesParadise The best kind of dangerous 😏 3y
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pattiepoetry
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When you're supposed to be dusting but you end up admiring your books instead...

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thereadingwomen
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It's release day! Not only is there a new podcast, where we discuss the books of 2017, but a brand-new website, and an updated logo. Many thanks to Sarah for giving our branding a fresh new look! #thereadingwomen

Suzze Great logo! Love it. 3y
thereadingwomen @Suzze Thanks!! 😊 3y
Aquedita Love the new episode & the new website as well :) 3y
thereadingwomen @Aquedita Wonderful!! Thank you! 😘 3y
bookaholic1 nice!!1 3y
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TheAlison
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Pickpick

Looking forward to keeping this beautiful reader's journal in 2017.

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Owlizabeth
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I just signed up for @24in48 - second time around has to go better than the last, seeing as I only had about five total hours!! Staring at my shelves, wondering what'll be on the agenda... #24in48 #readathon #listymademedoit

PurpleyPumpkin It'll be my second time too, and I'm really looking forward to it!😉 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 i just signed up as well 😊 3y
Suzze My third. I'll mix novels and graphic novels to change it up. 3y
Reviewsbylola I'll be signing up too. Who knows how much I'll fit in though. It's always fun to try! 3y
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RiotMom
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It's here! Yaaaaaaaaaay! *insert gif of crazy excited dancing*.
http://bookriot.com/2016/12/15/book-riots-2017-read-harder-challenge/

ReadingOver50 Yay! I plan on doing this! I just checked the list and some look a little challenging for me 😀 3y
RiotMom @ReadingOver50 I know! Some I had immediate thoughts for, and a few crossover between another challenge I'm doing, but some are definitely going to be fun to hunt down. I'm really looking forward to this! 3y
Cortg Yeah! I've been waiting! Thanks for letting me know it's out...I can't wait to start filling in the blanks. 3y
Carleneishere I've been checking BookRiot several times a day just in case they post it. I'm so excited! 3y
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ScrappyMags
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My book haul is on my Kindles (plural, yes) but suffice it to say it looks something like this in real book world!! I'm visiting MI right now and I feel like Hermione with the undetectable extension charm!!! #day30 (I completely blame Early Bird books, Amazon, et al. For the friggin daily deals. Evil.)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh yeah! My ebook buying is out of control! 3y
ScrappyMags @thegirlwiththelibrarybag amen sister! It's an illness 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 3y
kammartinez Yep, my Kindle backlist would probably look a lot like this if they were all physical books. Ebooks are like potato chips: can't stop with just one XD. 3y
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Jlee745 I buy a lot of ebooks but I wait for them to go on sale. 😏 That's my story and I'm sticking to it✔️ 3y
ScrappyMags @kammartinez and it's like you're not buying "real" books because they don't take up space lol!! ??@jlee745 funny that's my story too! ? 3y
Zelma My nook backlist is kind of ridiculous. I try to read something on my nook for every few physical copies, whittle it down a bit. Like you, it's the sales that do me in! 3y
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KT_Scarlett
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One of the most beautiful art books I have ever seen and definitely the most beautiful that I own. (I choose to include the picture of Scarlett O'Hara since I am named after her. They are all gorgeous though.)

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ScorpioBookDreams
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This is one of the most beautiful books. I haven't been able to stop looking at it! It displays one artist's interpretation of how a number of book heroines look (the portrait here is Anna Karenina).

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sprainedbrain
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Beautiful artwork and some of my favorite characters. I think Cosette is my favorite picture. ❤️

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sprainedbrain
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Kittens and pretty pictures! ❤️

Soscha Beautiful cover! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh the kittens! 3y
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autumnprivett
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The quotes and illustrations in this book are amazing. I keep coming back to it. 😍

brendanmleonard Oh man gorgeous! 3y
autumnprivett @brendanmleonard And it gets better with each page. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Love the cover! 3y
Miznanner This looks amazing!! 3y
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TheLadyGatsby
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Few things are more attractive than a well-read woman. 📚💋