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Kindred
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
A whole new look for the classic novel that has sold over 450,000 copies Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Generally I don‘t do very well with science fiction novels but Octavia Butler was exceptional. (I loved Parable of the Sower, need to get to the 2nd book). Kindred is remarkably haunting, intense, and powerful. A compelling read that combines thought provoking questions effortlessly.

#Booked2019 #PersonofColorMCParanormal

Also for #ScreamathonReadingChallenge
#Screamathon RC book 1

Kalalalatja Great cover! 2w
DrexEdit 😍 that cover! 2w
Tamra I adore that cover! 2w
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Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one. I haven‘t seen this cover before—love it! 2w
batsy On my TBR! Sounds really good. 2w
Ruthiella Butler‘s sci-fi is different from other writers. She keeps it at a very human and relatable level...no space wars or opera necessary. 😀 I admire her guts too...she goes places where others fear to tread and exposes our complicated natures. (edited) 2w
erzascarletbookgasm She is admirable @Ruthiella , and the keeping things ‘at a very human and relatable level‘ is exactly what draws me to her stories. You hit the nail on the head on why her books are ‘readable‘ to me! 😊 2w
erzascarletbookgasm This pretty edition is a UK paperback published in 2018 by Headline. Joining the #coverlove 😊 @Kalalalatja @DrexEdit @Tamra @Reviewsbylola 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you‘ll get around to read it, @batsy 👍 2w
kspenmoll I love your cover!!‘ 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is a perfect pick for this prompt. The second Parable book is darker than the first, but so worth the time. 👊🏻♥️📚 1w
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erzascarletbookgasm
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Here‘s my #ScreamathonReadingChallenge TBR stack. Hope I can stick to these.😄🤞 I have spooky, paranormal, psychological thriller, creepy, dark fables, gothic, disturbing tales, suspense...👀 You‘ll probably notice there‘s no actual ‘horror‘ books, ‘coz I‘m a scaredy-cat 😬🙈

I‘m including the tagged book, my #currentread , for #paranormal and the depiction of the horrors and brutality of slavery.

#Screamathon RC @4thhouseontheleft

Texreader Kindred is such a good book. 3w
Kalalalatja TBR-growing stack 😍 3w
batsy Looks very interesting! Dark Places was indeed dark but very good, imo :) 3w
4thhouseontheleft 👋Fellow scaredy-cat here! Although I am trying to branch out again, it's why I make #Screamathon so broad. 😃 2w
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RobinGustafson
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Started Kindred by @OctaviaEButler this morning for my September book group read #kindred #octaviabutler #bookgroup

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LibraryCin
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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It‘s not very often that a reread will result in a higher rating from me, but this one has. Maybe I‘m just in a higher-rating mood, but wow! Warning: there is a lot of violence in this book, but I feel like that was the reality of slavery. And for a “modern-day” (from the 1970s, when the book was first written) woman to experience it… wow!

Liatrek This is on my reread list too! Such an amazing book. 2mo
LibraryCin @Liatrek i hope you like it just as much as the first time, or more! 2mo
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SaniyyahK
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I loved loved loved this book. I finished it in a few days which is fast for me. The story grips you right away and I found myself excited to wake up early and read more. Butler makes you dissect the dynamic relationship between a slave and master. You will definitely keep this book on your mind for awhile.

Blaire My favorite Octavia Butler! 2mo
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SaniyyahK
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My boyfriend and I are both readers, he likes more non-fiction and I read fiction. We decided to read a book together (don‘t know why it took us two years to finally do this!) and this one is great for both of us. I started it last night and can not put it down! Right away you get sucked into the story and want to know what happens next!

SW-T Awesome choice. Loved this one. Belated welcome to Litsy 😊 2mo
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Come-read-with-me
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I rarely read science fiction, but a friend suggested this book. It was extraordinarily good!!! The story was unexpected and the characters well written. It‘s an interesting reflection of how society and norm behaviour shape how we respond to circumstances.

Latrelwhite One of my favs!👍🏽 2mo
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pnicole
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I just finished reading this book. Kindred is one of those books you cannot put down and you can read over and over again. This book left a mark on me. I felt this book on the level of the main point of the novel.

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
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3mo
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Readergrrl
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Loved this novel!!! Can‘t wait to share with next year‘s students! Told from a young woman‘s POV as she is thrust back and forth in time between the American antebellum south to 1976 California. As a contemporary black woman, she must learn to survive in a world where slavery is legal and soon realizes that she must ensure the survival of her plantation owning white ancestor in order to save her own existence! Complex and suspenseful! 5/5 ⭐️

brit91 Beautiful picture!😍📚 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo One of my all time favorites! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz I really need to get to this ASAP! 3mo
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ValerieAndBooks
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Book haul from the used bookstore! A good mix! Four are #1001Books. Some “summer reads”. Some history. Etc.

The one I was most excited to find was Kindred! Have been keeping my eyes out for it for a long time. This edition is from 1988 when Butler was still alive and it‘s like new!!

TheBookDream Confederates in the Attic is...interesting. Especially through recent perspectives. I will admit to not having finished it though. I should dig it out and try again. 4mo
QuintusMarcus This is an awesome collection: happy reading! 4mo
Susannah What a terrific haul! I have that edition of Kindred. 😊 4mo
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Ruthiella I really liked Confederates in the Attic. And Kindred is great! Love that edition too! 4mo
readordierachel Fabulous haul! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @TheBookDream it‘s been on my radar a long time but as I mainly buy used, finally came across it! I think it‘ll be a priority TBR. 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @QuintusMarcus thanks! I feel particularly good about this haul 😊 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @Susannah cool! Did you read Kindred that long ago, or more recently? 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @Ruthiella I especially want to start both soon 👍! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks @readordierachel thanks! I‘m more excited than usual about this haul 😊 4mo
Susannah Much more recently. I just read it for the first time a few years ago. It‘s very good. A little hard to read because of the (unsurprising) harshness of the story, but the way Octavia Butler tells it is so compelling. I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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writeropolis
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SpaceCowboyBooks
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Finally reading Kindred. Loving it so far, difficult to put down. #sciencefiction

SpaceCowboyBooks Holy moly this book is getting dark. 4mo
Reggie Oof, this book made me realize what the true horrors of slavery were. This book is one of my new all time favorites. 4mo
Nute I hope you stuck with reading this book. It deserves the accolades it has received! 2w
SpaceCowboyBooks @Nute I did, it was amazing. 2w
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Mitch
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Happy Birthday 🥳
This amazingly talented and influential woman would have been 72 today. I hope she knows her influence is still felt. ❤️

https://lithub.com/the-grand-cultural-influence-of-octavia-butler/

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh. I was debating ordering a couple of her books, I'm taking this as a sign that I must! 😊 4mo
Kdgordon88 Thanks for sharing this! I read Kindred earlier this year and was blown away. It was my first Butler but definitely not my last. 4mo
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Mitch @Kdgordon88 sooo good! 4mo
Liatrek Thanks for sharing! She is one of my favorite authors 😊 4mo
Ruthiella She died far too soon. I know she had many more stories to write! 😔 4mo
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mrsmarch
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mrsmarch I am finally ready to reflect on my experience with Kindred. It really took it out of me. I put a copy of this in the book, so we will never forget -- but I decided to share it here too, so we always remember. I am hiding it behind a spoiler in case it is upsetting, but all it is is a document -- a receipt for a bill of sale of a 23-year-old enslaved man named George. The horrors, & more, of _Kindred_ were real. #neveragain #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ 4mo
IamIamIam A powerful message for an equally powerful book. 4mo
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mrsmarch
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I devoured Kindred, and then I cleaned the porch this weekend. Yes, this porch is clean. I even sprayed down, soaped up, rinsed, repeated, and then dried this area rug in the sun. I feel like I have so much to write about my experience with the book! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

CindyRene I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I wish my porch was clean. That rug looks great!! 5mo
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Leniverse
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I was practically holding my breath and in an adrenaline rush throughout this whole book. It was uncomfortable but great. What would you do if you were suddenly pulled through time to ante bellum Maryland? How would you survive? How would it change you? Recommended.

Reggie I never would have found this book without Litsy and it‘s one of my new all time favorites. After reading this I felt my high school really let me down in history. 5mo
Leniverse @Reggie This is my first Octavia Butler. She's been on my TBR for a couple of years now, but I can't believe I didn't hear about her until a couple of years ago. I'm a sci-fi reader and it took me almost 40 years to come across her!? Fortunately I am starting to see her mentioned now, so perhaps her books will see a revival. 5mo
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mrsmarch
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Reading and sitting next to kindergartener as she does her weekly homework. Already on page 129! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ

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mrsmarch
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Squeezing in #lmpbc reading when and wherever I can. 53 pages already today. It‘s a release from reading about genealogy, but it‘s also all about genealogy and navigating the past, so I‘m reading it *as* a genealogist... #round5 #groupQ

CindyRene What a cool perspective to get to read from! & What a cool blessing for me to get to piggy bank on your knowledge! So looking forward to your notes 💜🤓!! 5mo
CindyRene *Back not bank lol 5mo
mrsmarch @CindyRene I had a visual of you putting little folded up pieces of paper containing knowledge in my toddler‘s translucent red plastic piggy bank, and it made TOTAL sense. 5mo
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CindyRene @mrsmarch ❣️❣️❣️❣️ SO AWESOME!! I love that!! 5mo
ValerieAndBooks I love genealogy! Hoping to get more active with it when I become an empty nester in the fall! I‘ve had this book stacked for a long time btw. 5mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks I am in the DAR and I looooove lineage research! One morning I was having trouble getting out of bed and my husband said “Today‘s the day you get dead people” i.e. I had arranged daycare for my youngest so I could go to the library and read tax rolls on microfilm and I nearly leapt out of bed in excitement. 5mo
ValerieAndBooks @mrsmarch awesome !! My grandmother was in the DAR and I have been meaning for years to join but life always got in the way — have actually been in touch with the local registrar and need to schedule a meeting with her to show her the info I have and then go from there. 5mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks If your grandmother was a member, your path should be well-paved. I wish you luck. What‘s the chapter or the town? 5mo
ValerieAndBooks Hopefully!! Her chapter was one she joined in Northern California back in the 70s when requirements might have been different. But she did a lot of on the ground genealogy And passed away before the internet really took off. The chapter I‘m currently in contact with is in West Chester PA. What about you? 5mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks Boston MA. Boston Tea Party Chapter 1-009 MA. I‘m starting my second three-year stint as Registrar! You might have to fill in some blanks because yes, some things might be needed to bring an application up to today‘s requirements, but it shouldn‘t be onerous. Good luck!🍀 (edited) 5mo
ValerieAndBooks That is really cool! My oldest graduated from Berklee College of Music last year (now in Nashville) - Boston is so full of history that I still haven‘t seen all of it! Now I know who on Litsy to discuss DAR stuff with 😊 5mo
mrsmarch @ValerieAndBooks Oh yes, I‘m always here for DAR talk. 🌟 5mo
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kellyann28
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Some book mail recently! Got my #LMPBC that I will start today! @TheBookKeepers @shadowfat @johanna414
Thank you @Kdgordon88 for the surprise Kindred book! I cant wait to read it and will definitely follow up with you about it. You are a gem #JB
@phatsallylee @Mynameisacolour @jenniferw88 @Morr_Books Thank you for the birthday cards! I am massively behind on my #JB stuff. I gotta get it together.

Kdgordon88 Yay! Glad it arrived. 5mo
Johanna414 Yay! Take your time with the #lmpbc one- I‘ve got a couple books ahead of it that I want to read so I‘m in no hurry 5mo
kellyann28 @Kdgordon88 I am starting Kindred tonight! 😄 4mo
Kdgordon88 I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 4mo
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JennyM
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The endorsement on the front just about sums it up:
‘A shattering work of art‘.

A total, absolute pick, and another fantastic read for #Booked2019 #PersonofcolourMCparanormal

crazyspine Beautiful sky 5mo
JennyM @crazyspine autumn in Australia is a lovely time ☀️ 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This IS so good!! 👊🏻♥️📚 5mo
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JennyM @BarbaraTheBibliophage it should be required reading 📖 5mo
Tanisha_A Ah! I have got to get to this! 5mo
Cathythoughts I‘m stacking & will read for #booked2019 too. You really loved it ♥️♥️.. I think I will too 👍🏻 5mo
Reggie This book made me realize how lacking my high school education regarding slavery was as far as the brutal day to day life. I think it‘s brilliant and I love Edana. 5mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A aghh, you have to Tanisha 😉. I think you would really enjoy it. And I am sure you will too, Cathy @Cathythoughts. 5mo
JennyM @Reggie you are so right! 5mo
Centique I loved this too. In a class of its own I reckon. 😍💕 5mo
JennyM @Centique I completely agree! So, so good 😊 5mo
Cinfhen Don‘t know how but I missed this post!!! Good job 😘 5mo
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JennyM
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I have no idea why it has taken me so long to read this book on my TBR. It is absolutely amazing!

#Booked2019 #PersonofcolourMCparanormal

Cathythoughts Book sounds good ! It is one that I have that irrational resistance to ... must take the plunge soon 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts I‘m finding the books that I have resistance to are turning out to be my best reads this year. I was the same with this one, but it is excellent (edited) 5mo
Cathythoughts That‘s interesting to hear 5mo
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Geeklet I really need to read this too. 5mo
Kalalalatja I really need to get to it, too! 5mo
BookNAround Loved this one and it was one I really had to be convinced to read. 5mo
JennyM @BookNAround it‘s funny how we resist some books. And I think I still would have put off reading it if not for it ticking a challenge prompt. 🤷🏼‍♀️ It‘s such an excellent read - hope you enjoy when you get to it @Geeklet @Kalalalatja 😊 5mo
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Conleyheather
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I love that my school librarians will order anything I request. I first heard about this novel while I was at the AP literature reading last summer. It is an amazing mix of science fiction and historical fiction.

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4thhouseontheleft
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@Cinfhen Your generosity is overwhelming! 🥰 Thank you so much for the post-surgery care package! It arrived today! You somehow knew Maya‘s favorite candy, sour gummies! Excited to read the books, this is one of the only Octavia Butler‘s books I haven‘t read yet. 😍 I‘ll pass on High Holiday Porn to @AmyG when I am done! The bookmark is gorgeous!

AmyG How lovely! (And thank you in advance) 💕 5mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! ❤️ 5mo
mabell What a lovely package! 5mo
RaimeyGallant Wow! 5mo
Cinfhen Sorry it took so long to get there!!!! Im glad you‘re already up & moving and feeling better 😘😘😘 5mo
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Neesay
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler

I never realized how easily people could be trained to accept slavery

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Rachel_nyc
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Finished Kindred at my favorite neighborhood Chinese restaurant. This book was so well done and a great intro to sci-fi for those that aren‘t fans of the genre. Some very powerful and emotional moments but I was slightly disappointed with what seemed an abrupt ending to me. I‘m not quite sure what more I wanted from it but it felt just a tiny bit lacking. Still highly recommended though!

squirrelbrain Looks yummy! 😋 6mo
Conleyheather I wanted a little more to the ending too. 5mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Salem photobombed the pic I was taking of Lucy with the #LMPBC book. I don‘t have many words to express how tough this book was but I loved the way the author brought you in so close and made you feel. I recommend it to anyone who needs a dose of reality when they are getting comfortable in their privilege. Check your privilege y‘all. I am posting this today to you @AnneFindsJoy ! #groupQ

AnneFindsJoy 😻 😻 great photobomb Salem! Ready for this book, sounds poignant! 6mo
AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch I mailed Good Omens yesterday! 6mo
CindyRene Amen! We take so much for granted. Wonderful review @Meaw_catlady ! && Salem 😂😂 😼! 6mo
rretzler 😻 6mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic photobomb Salem! 😹❤️🐱 6mo
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KellyHunsakerReads
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About 1/3 of the way into this #audiobook and I am enjoying it much more than expected.

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Cinfhen
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This book was a BRUTAL, uncomfortable and harsh reminder of the evils man can perpetuate against man. I can‘t say I “enjoyed” it, but I‘m glad to have read it and “experienced “the horrors from the comfort of my home. Looking forward to my upcoming bookclub discussion.

TrishB I‘m glad I read this too. 6mo
Kalalalatja I‘m loving the whole set up in the photo - wine, cheese, chips and a book, what more could you want 👌 6mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @Kalalalatja I‘d kill for wine and chips and a book but it‘s work no play for me this week 😤 6mo
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Rissreads This sounds interesting, stacked! 6mo
Cinfhen It was a good day for rose‘ @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB Happy Friday!!!!! 6mo
Cinfhen Credit to Octavia Butler for really making the reader feel the brutality of slavery @Rissreads @TrishB 6mo
BarbaraBB Nothing better than cotes de Provence rosé ❤️. 6mo
Cinfhen I just started Kaddish.com @BarbaraBB I‘m loving it, but it‘s VERY “Jewish” in language, content, theme...I can‘t wait to see what you think... (edited) 6mo
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toofondofbooks
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Enjoyed this story, the audiobook narrator did a terrible Southern accent though that grated on my nerves.

ShyBookOwl Oh no! Narrators can make or break an audiobook for me. This is my favourite book though. 6mo
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Cinfhen
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Hoping to start my IRL bookclub book today, but coffee first!!! And I think I need to do a supermarket run too😜I have extra people staying in the house and apparently they consume a lot. 😉

Sweettartlaura Such a great book!❤️ 6mo
Ms.Story Loved this one! Enjoy 😊 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Great book! 6mo
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DGRachel I love that cover! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Beautiful cover! I love Octavia Butler, but haven‘t read this one yet! 6mo
Rachel_nyc Love this cover! I‘m reading this next month for a GR book group read. Been looking forward to it for a long time. 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s currently 5:31 pm and I haven‘t read a single word yet today. I hope to get some reading time in later tonight. Glad to see so many positive reviews @Sweettartlaura @Ms.Story @JanuarieTimewalker13 and I agree, this cover from #BookDepository is awesome @DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft @Rachel_nyc ❤️ (edited) 6mo
Centique I love this book. Fingers crossed you love it too. I think there‘s a good chance you will! 💕👍 Apart from the one fantastical element, everything else is very realistic. 6mo
Cinfhen I read the first 100 pages @Centique it‘s REALLY brutal / I‘m not really “enjoying” but I need to continue on for bookclub. 6mo
Centique @Cinfhen yes it‘s certainly brutal 😳😳💕 6mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Heard a game of Book Volley on What Should I Read Next?, and thought I'd try to get one going here 😊

1. Kindred
2. Since I'm kicking this off, I chose Kindred, my all time fave. Time travel is used to explore the horrors of slavery through the eyes of a contemporary narrator. So surreal! Powerful, thoughtful and strange.
3. What beloved books does Kindred make you think of? Remember to tag your pick to keep the volley going 😊📚🏐

#bookvolley

QueenJen What a great idea! 6mo
ShyBookOwl @QueenJen Thanks! I thought it seemed like a really fun way to chat about books and get some book recommendations too. 6mo
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Kdgordon88
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I managed to read 11 books in March. This one blew me away! It was my first Butler but will not be my last. Other great reads this month were Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy Jones and the Six and between shades of gray.

@kaye If you haven‘t read Where the Crawdads Sing yet I recommend it highly. I think you will love it.

Kaye Thank you Debra. I have it on Audible . I need to give it a try ! 7mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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KathyWheeler I loved this book. The graphic novel was good too. 7mo
Carolyn11215 One of my all time favorite books!!! 7mo
EmilyM Just finished listening to it--great book! 7mo
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CindyRene
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Headed to the post office to mail this off today! Hope you love it as much as I did @Meaw_catlady !
#LMPBC #Round5 # GroupQ

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lauren.lerner
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Fellow #DC/#DMV Littens! Politics & Prose is offering a three session seminar this summer on three of Octavia Butler‘s central works (July 8, 15 & 22)!

I‘m going to try to take this, camp/baby allowing and will confirm closer to so if any of y‘all are attending, we can have a little Litsy meetup!

[Feel free to tag a DC area Litten you think would be interested in this cool offering from a classic bookshop. 😉]
#DClittens #DMVlittens

gradcat I wish I lived in DMV! Sounds great 👍 7mo
Leftcoastzen I love Politics and Prose !Used to be in the area more often,would love to take their Butler class! 7mo
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EmilyM
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This was really good. More plot driven than character development, which bumped it down a little for me to 4 🌟's. I think this would be good for young adults.

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This was an amazing, heartbreaking book that makes me truly appreciate the power of fiction; how it not only transports the reader from reality, but also provides a close-up encounter of a perspective we‘d otherwise be ignorant of. This is definitely on my favorites list now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Elma
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AshleyHoss820 I‘ve been meaning to read her forever! 7mo
KathyWheeler @AshleyHoss820 I think this book is an excellent place to start with her work. It‘s accessible and it‘s a standalone. 7mo
EmilyM I JUST started listening to this today! 7mo
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vkois88 This sounds really good 7mo
Ms.Story Loved this! Which should I read next?! I've been eyeing 7mo
AshleyHoss820 @KathyWheeler Thank you! I‘ll add it to my stack! 7mo
Elma @AshleyHoss820 Me too, Ashley. I haven't actually read anything by her yet, but I really want to. 7mo
Elma @EmilyM I hope you enjoy it! 7mo
Elma @Ms.Story I'm afraid I'm not much help, as I haven't read any of her books yet. 7mo
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KimM
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Mailing this one out to @Dogearedcopy tomorrow. Thanks @Cupofjo for sharing your story and this book. ❤️

#LGPOG
#LitsygoespostalOG

LibrarianJen I loved this book! 7mo
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This is a time travel book that is not concerned or bogged down with the mechanics OF time travel because that is sort of besides the point. It's an interesting, page-turning and heartbreaking story that does require plenty of suspension of disbelief but is worth it because it's an interesting story and concept.

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CindyRene
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Late post 😕. I made good progress on #twelveintwo this weekend, but didn't quite get it done. Thanks @Samplergal for hosting! Always so much fun 💜

Samplergal Love it! That‘s a great total. 8mo
CindyRene @Samplergal thanks 😁 8mo
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CindyRene
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Update on my progress thus far.
💗'ing this book!! Especially with breakfast casserole 😋
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#LMPBC #GROUPQ

Samplergal Excellent! I have that on my TBR Pile. So many books.... 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s so good!! 8mo
Naj Such a great book! 8mo
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Velvetfur That book sounds really good. What is in a breakfast casserole?! It sounds yum! 8mo
CindyRene @Velvetfur I think it was loaded. Eggs, cheddar, peppers, sausage, spinach with a hash brown crust 💜 8mo
Velvetfur @CindyRene Oohh that does sounds lovely 😁 8mo
CindyRene @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Naj yes! I can't put it down! So good... And sad. @Samplergal keep it up high on your list 😉 8mo
Carolyn11215 One of my all time favorite books!! 8mo
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VeryLazyDaisy
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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You guys omg, if you haven‘t read this before, stop what you‘re doing and dive into this book. Octavia Butler is friggin legendary. I‘ll be making my way through her entire body of work.

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Endowarrior21
Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Thank you so much I love all of it. I can‘t wait to read the books and hubby already claimed the M&M‘s lol the bookish stuff is perfect. I am going to wear the socks today to work. #BlitsyHistoryMonth @Chelleo @Leslie2

Chelleo Love it!!! The Henrietta book is good. Enjoy! Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth! 🎉 8mo
JackOBotts I second @Chelleo - Henrietta Lacks‘s story is heartbreaking and fascinating. I thought Skloot did a fantastic job telling a story about science the lay person could follow. I hope you enjoy! 8mo
Leslie2 Yay! I am glad that you like everything! Enjoy! And I hope your hubby enjoys the m&m's!!! 8mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great package! I just read Henrietta and loved it!! 📚💖 8mo
Leslie2 @Endowarrior21 did the cup make it to you okay? 8mo
Endowarrior21 @Leslie2 yes litsy just cut it out of the pic lol I just realized 8mo
Leslie2 @Endowarrior21 whew! Just making sure it didn't get damaged!!! 😊 8mo
Endowarrior21 @Leslie2 no it is fine 😁 8mo
Leslie2 🤗❤😁 8mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Octavia E Butler hit this out of the park! I‘ve watched interviews with her and she‘s a kindred spirit to me. Highly recommend this book. Set in the 70s and during slavery in early-mid 1800s. Her writing is right up my alley...”Butler‘s literary craftsmanship is superb” I couldn‘t say it better than the Washington Post. I would say this is a time travel historical fiction/slave narrative. It‘s hard hitting and gripping. 5⭐️

JanuarieTimewalker13 @CindyRene just finished it less than a week ago!! 8mo
CindyRene @JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh Wow! Great review! I'm only a little more than half way through. No doubt this is one that's going to stick with us long afterwards! 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @CindyRene I really want to read another of hers, but not sure which one! 8mo
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Cinfhen I used the same book!! It was well done and I was dreading this prompt 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I recommend the Earthseed books (just two) that starts with 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage The Earthseed books are a rough read right now, but they‘re very thought provoking. We did a buddy read a while ago, so you can scroll back if you want to see our discussions. 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BarbaraTheBibliophage ok, I will def look into those books!! Thank you📚❤️ 4mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Cinfhen Actually, I saw someone else use it for the prompt, and I was like, oooh! Perfect!! It may have been you!!! 4mo
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VeryLazyDaisy
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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That‘s when I was born 😊