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Mudbound
Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
In Jordan's prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband's Mississippi Delta farma place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family's struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura's brother-in-law, is everything her husband is notcharming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion. The men and women of each family relate their versions of events and we are drawn into their lives as they become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale. As Kingsolver says of Hillary Jordan, "Her characters walked straight out of 1940s Mississippi and into the part of my brain where sympathy and anger and love reside, leaving my heart racing. They are with me still."
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Djspens
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How I read at work... #sneaky #audiobook This is a great book to listen to. The readers are awesome! And nobody knows..... I just use one earbud, but it helps that I'm married to the boss so can't get fired 🤷‍♀️ believe me, I've tried lol edit- this book is incredible and I recommend the audiobook! Now to watch the movie to see if it matches the one playing in my head as I read it. I'll be thinking about this one for awhile 😓 a definite 👍👍

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Djspens
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Was gifted this book today by a good friend. It looks like an interesting read and a movie to definitely watch. Have you read it?

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Book is incredible. So is the movie!! 3w
BarbaraBB Yes, recently. I hope you‘ll like it as much as I did! 3w
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BarbaraBB
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The Mississippi Delta right after WWII. A way of life like it has been for ages: white farmers, black tenants, separated lives. For both a white and a black soldier who fought and were received as heroes in Europe it is strange to go back to a place where nothing changed. Where all is about race.

A disturbing and emotional read with very real characters. Highly recommended.

#ReadUSA2019 #Mississippi

squirrelbrain Sounds great! 👍 3mo
TrishB I loved this one too 👍🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I remember your review, long ago! 3mo
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TrishB You have a good memory! 3mo
Librarybelle This was such a good book! Great pick! 3mo
teainthelibrary The movie was so tragic and heartbreaking.. can‘t imagine how tough the book is! 3mo
Laughterhp I read this book for a #LMPBC round. It was really good book! 3mo
Kaye Great review. Sounds good ! 3mo
Djspens Just finished this audiobook. Great book! 1w
BarbaraBB @Djspens I am happy you liked it too. The story really hits hard don‘t you think? 1w
Djspens @BarbaraBB absolutely! Made me sick to my stomach in parts. 1w
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BarbaraBB
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The lyrics of #WhenTheLeveeBreaks make me think of the power of nature, which is also so perfectly descibed in this great quote by Florence, a colored woman in my current read. I‘m loving it so far.

#MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Ohhhh!! I own this book but haven‘t read it yet! I‘ve been curious ever since @emilyhaldi posted about this book 😊❤️ 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I may have bought it because of her review too, I don‘t remember why I bought it but it is set in Mississippi so it fits my challenge. It is really good, so far. You should get to it soon 😀😘 (edited) 3mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 though sad and made me angry! 3mo
Tamra Good one! 3mo
LeahBergen I really enjoyed this book. 👍🏻 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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This book was well done. A captivating read. Definitely much better than Jordan's other book 'When She Woke', which had a amazing premise and start but fell flat about halfway through. I was apprehensive to pick this one up because of that, but ultimately I'm glad I gave it a chance.

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 3mo
Caroline2 I loved this book. 💖 3mo
BarbaraBB This will be my next book! 3mo
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BlueMonday42
Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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We have such a long way to go before we cast off the chains of hatred and division. This took place 75 years ago, but it‘s just as relevant now. This was the hardest book I‘ve read so far this year, but what a journey it was. Hillary Jordan is absolutely a writer to watch.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#SpellMarchWithBookTitles
#LiteraryLuck

All from the tbr shelf 📚📚 Will I ever catch up?! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Jee_HookedOnBookz Sighhhh our TBR shelf... 😩😭🤣 I don't know which emoji would be the most apt lol 5mo
suzisteffen Oh gosh, the movie is great. Someday I‘ll read the book. 5mo
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Freespirit Some great books there...also in my TBR pile😁 5mo
Wife No. No you won‘t. #RealityCheck from a friend that is in the same book boat. 🌹 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife it‘s great to be in the same boat as you!!! 💗💗💗 5mo
tracey38 I think i bought 4 books this weekend. But have only finished 2 so far this month... 🤦‍♀️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 I‘ve been so busy with work and #LitsyLove I‘ve had no time!! 5mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yeah, I feel I have no time either! 5mo
BooknerdsLife Love this photo! 😍😍🙌🏼📚Hahaa same! I want a vacation just to read & catch up with my TBR 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife me too!! Where do you live!! We should plan one!! 🤣🤣 5mo
vkois88 I know I won't! I've been in a slump this month 😧😧😧 5mo
BooknerdsLife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤗 Let‘s! I live in Australia which means winter time soon, l need somewhere in the tropical 🌴 🏝 😆 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife oh no!!! I‘m so ready for warmer temps!! 🌸🌸🌸 5mo
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Ellen_C
Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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Powerful story of racism, friendship, land and violence. Set in Mississippi after WWII, this is the story of the McAllens‘ struggle to work the land and 2 veterans (one black, one white) who struggle to deal with a world that hasn‘t changed as they have. Tragic and yet not without hope. https://cannonballread.com/2018/11/the-book-was-better-but-the-film-was-still-ex...

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Julsmarshall
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Wow! A challenging book, Mudbound is painful and heartbreaking but beautifully written. The way the author is able to immerse you in a story with so many perspectives, is truly remarkable! Thanks for choosing this book for the #restingbookface swap, @Leelee.reads ! I love that our books are starting to find their ways home after such long journeys! @elkeo @TheWordJar @MaleficentBookDragon @Tsubame @BookHermit @KassKho @ScarletQuill @Carleneishere

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AmberWB
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This was so good. I knew absolutely nothing about it when I bought it. I am not normally a fan of books where the POV alternates between multiple characters, but I thought it worked really well here. I‘ve read so few books that really explore the lives of soldiers after returning home from WWII- I thought Mudbound did an excellent job with that aspect of the story.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 10mo
megnews I‘ve never read the book but the movie, which is on Netflix, was really good. 10mo
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AmberWB
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Took yesterday off for a mental health day. End of the day- I broke a tooth. 😣 So ended up taking off today to get to the dentist. I am terrified of the dentist. So, been reading Mudbound, which is really good, and decided to pick up 2 other books while at Target. Books make everything better!

EH2018 Brave was really good too 10mo
CouronneDhiver I was at the dentist recently too... not fun 10mo
DivineDiana Yes, they do! ❤️📚❤️ 10mo
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Pelican71
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This was my second time reading this book, the first time was 9 years ago. I wish I would‘ve taken notes to see how my thinking or understanding may have changed. I do know that I found the book to be thought provoking and worthy of conversation.

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LauraJ
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Cecil and I finished Mudbound. It reads like a YA novel. #lmpbc

Texreader I ❤️ this photo! 1y
AlaMich Lemme guess, there‘s a bird out there? 😊 1y
LauraJ @Texreader Cecil does this every morning. He uses the litter box in this position too! 1y
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Texreader @LauraJ He is precious. But I have a huge soft spot for black kitties. 😻😻😻 1y
LauraJ @AlaMich Nah. Homeless guy and his invisible friend were having an argument. Such is life in Hollywood. 1y
AlaMich @LauraJ Ok, I know i probably shouldn‘t laugh, but your phrasing is pretty funny. 😂 1y
emilyhaldi Dying over that cat 😍😍😍 1y
LauraJ @AlaMich I‘ve done a lot of work with the mentally ill homeless people in my neighborhood. Gallows humor is a necessity! 1y
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LauraJ
Mudbound | Hillary Jordan
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Vacation day 4: Starting book #4, but Cecil stole my seat.
#catsoflitsy

Onceuponatime Great reading corner! 😍 1y
britt_brooke Great photo! 🐱 1y
rubyslippersreads I figure every seat in the house belongs to my cats and, if I‘m lucky, they‘ll let me sit there. 😹 1y
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2BR02B Such a cute photo! 😻 1y
tammysue What a cutie! 😻😹 1y
suvata I‘m not usually a “cat person” but Cecil is gorgeous. 1y
wanderinglynn My mom gave me a pillow that says “if you want the beat seat in the house, you‘ll have to move the cat.” ❤️🐱And your cat is beautiful! ❤️🐾 (edited) 1y
Laura317 That looks like a reading corner in a Parisian flat - with a cat! Love it all! 1y
LeahBergen Lovely (and shove over, Cecil 😆)! 1y
LauraJ @LeahBergen He has his own window seat right there, but nooooo 1y
LauraJ @Laura317 @Onceuponatime Thanks! It‘s cozy. 1y
LauraJ @rubyslippersreads @wanderinglynn Cecil‘s still a kitten, so I was hoping to teach him better manners. It‘s been a losing battle. 1y
LauraJ @britt_brooke @2BR02B @whatshesreadingnow @suvata Oh, he knows how photogenic he is. 1y
wanderinglynn @LauraJ 😂 good luck with that! My mom also gave me a magnet that says “Cats were worshipped as gods in ancient Egypt. They have not forgotten this.” 1y
LauraJ @wanderinglynn I have a bookmark with that saying and Cecil, of course, has left teeth marks all over it. 1y
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LauraJ
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Look what just arrived from @Laughterhp
#lmpbc : the final read.

hes7 Hope you like it! Also, I got the book from you a few days ago, but forgot to post—sorry and thanks! 1y
SilversReviews It was very good. 1y
LauraJ @hes7 Hooray 1y
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Laughterhp
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Wow, this book is so heartbreaking. A must read book about the Deep South. Set after WWII on a cotton farm in Mississippi. It‘s hard to say I liked the book, with such a difficult subject matter, but I‘m so glad I read it. Great pick @hes7

#LMPBC #GroupL

Ingerella I thought it was a great pick too, @hes7 . 1y
Alfoster I loved it too😍! 1y
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Laughterhp
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Starting this tonight, as soon as I stop being lazy and go get a pen! 😊 #LMPBC #GroupL

tpixie Great book! 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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So, I‘ve been having a hard time with books lately. It super-sucks to be stuck and not be able to really grab hold of anything to like. I finally finished one that was pretty good. Maybe I‘ll be unstuck soon?! 🤞🏼

wanderinglynn When I get in a reading rut, I usually try to go do something else - jigsaw puzzles, crafts, Netflix binging, etc. Hope you get unstuck soon. ☺️ 1y
CuriousG I hate reading slumps, but I've learned to just go with it and entertain myself in other ways until I actually am feeling a significant pull back to books. I've been in a rut myself and trashy reality tv is my go to...Bret Michaels Rock of Love may be both the worst and best thing I have ever watched 🙃 1y
readordierachel That's always rough. I hope the winds are changing for you! 1y
Well-ReadNeck @CuriousG What?! Bret Michaels?! Yes, please! 😳🍿 1y
CuriousG @Well-ReadNeck They are old (think they were from around 2007-2010ish?) - but there 3 separate seasons. If you have Amazon prime, seasons 2 & 3 are on there. They are an amazing trainwreck! 1y
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BeaG
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Mehso-so

I don't get the hype for this book. It was just ok. I didn't care for the movie either.

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BWRB
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Over all I will give this book a flashing 4 stars. Only because I did not appreciate the ending for the Jackson family. I felt like there was not a far balance between the two families. I am probably biased but I feel that this book was a little biased too.

I did enjoy this book and it was a definite page turner.

Kaye Good review , and welcome ✨✨✨✨ 1y
BWRB Thank you! 1y
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Ingerella
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@hes7 I finished your pick for the #LMPBC and I thought it was really good. I've been holding off on watching the movie because I wanted to read the book first...I'm so glad I did! It's such a good read, but ugh.. heartwrenching. It was a great pick!

@Laughterhp @LauraJ

hes7 Glad you liked it! I still need to watch the movie. 1y
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tammysue
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A powerful and incredibly moving novel, quite unforgettable. Recommend - Read it. Watch the film.

A story of two southern families that live through unbearable circumstance during the Jim Crow era. So many struggles and hardships abound that had my heart aching. And that brutal climactic scene with Ronsel will haunt me for a while. This book is gut wrenching and has highly sensitive issues that will bring tears to your eyes. 😥😔

#25infive

KathyWheeler Great book! I also liked The Martian. 1y
tammysue @KathyWheeler I haven‘t read it yet but husband‘s reading it now. He‘s enjoying it 👍🏻 1y
Andrew65 I loved The Martian! 1y
tammysue @Andrew65 Glad you enjoyed it! 1y
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tammysue
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#25infive Count me in! 🙋🏼‍♀️ I can finally sit and read a spell tonight.
I‘m going to tackle the oldest books on my tbr list with #bookmail from a recent Thriftbooks haul. A little excited as these have been on my Goodreads shelf forever. I‘m starting off with Mudbound. 🍷📚

AmyG Mudbound is very good. 1y
tammysue @AmyG Thanks thats good to hear.. I‘ve had this on my tbr since 2014 so I‘m pretty anxious to read it! 1y
emilyhaldi Oooohhh Mudbound is a great book!!! ❤️❤️ 1y
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tammysue @emilyhaldi I‘m really enjoying it so far! 👍🏻😁 1y
Andrew65 Welcome to the challenge, Pleased to have you joining us. 😊 1y
tammysue @Andrew65 Thank you, what a fun idea! 1y
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hes7
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I‘m so glad I finally read this book. It‘s heartbreakingly good.

@Ingerella I‘m planning to get it in the mail to you this afternoon.

#LMPBC #MountTBR

TrishB A tough, but good read 👍🏻 1y
Wife I just picked up a copy at a coffee house that had #LFL shelves! I was excited to find it. I have a feeling I‘m going to be a coffee house regular now. 🙄☕️ 1y
emilyhaldi Yes ❤️ 1y
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Readergrrl I loved this book. Read it in a single day because I. Just. Couldn‘t. Stop! Now I‘m watching the Netflix movie. Not bad though (chorus, here) THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER!!! 😂😂😂 My students say that I overuse that phrase... 🤷🏼‍♀️ Oh, well!! 1y
RebelReader The movie is very good too! 1y
Ingerella I've been looking forward to reading it! 1y
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Lesliereads
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I know this book is about to break my heart; I know it‘s not going to end well...and yet, it‘s hard to put the book down.💔 #booksandcoffee

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AmberWB
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If was a long day and I had to go to Target- may as well buy myself a book.

I really need to be stopped.

AmyG Wonderful choice. 1y
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Lesliereads
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A totally under-the-radar read for me, and I‘m loving it❣️Although I have yet to see the Netflix series adaptation of this book, I may never have known about it otherwise. #bookstomovies #undertheradar #booksandknitting #knittingandreading #knittersoflitsy

MissBecky I watched the movie after reading the book and really wished I hadn‘t. Heartbreaking to say the least. 1y
BeaG I watched the movie first. I'm about to read the book. 1y
Lesliereads @missbecky😩😢. @BeaG I hope you like the book as much as I did - despite the pain. 1y
BeaG @Lesliereads I have not started it yet. I'm looking forward to it. 1y
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hes7
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Getting started on my #LMPBC choice. #Yellow #ReadingResolutions

Reviewsbylola Ooooh good one! 1y
Ingerella Ooh, I was secretly hoping you would pick this one. I really wanted to read it! 1y
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BeckyLeJ
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Happy International Women‘s Day! These are just a few of the fantastic women hanging out in my TBR right now!

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MissBecky
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Anyone here belong to a book club? Ever been in a situation where you knew in advance that the discussion was going to be VERY uncomfortable? This is our couples book club pick for this month. And one of our members is Afro-American. Feeling nervous......

Lesliereads C‘mon Miss Becky - don‘t be afraid to discuss this book❣️ 1y
MissBecky Ok, we discussed the book. It went well. I may of had an extra glass of wine. 😛 1y
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MissBecky
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This book was a pick for our couples book club. I must add that one of ours members is Afro American, the rest are white. I am a bit nervous about how this discussion is going to go. 😳
I loved the intensity in which the author describes each character and feel it is a well written book. But the subject matter is quite disturbing.

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Suet624
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Just because I always sing the praises of Vermont, I thought I‘d share the downside. The temp spiked to 60 degrees and the ice and snow in the dirt roads melted in the thaw. Then it rained. I had to drive up a mountain road to pick up my grandson. I slid entirely across the road several times and almost went off the mountain once. Mud is so much scarier than snow. At least I didn‘t pull off the muffler/get stuck in the ruts. Never been so scared.

DivineDiana Not really a like. But I like that you are safe and that I learned something new about Vermont! Drive safe! 1y
Bookaholicforlife I‘m so sorry, but I‘m glad you‘re safe! Drive safe! The picture is really pretty though! 1y
Suet624 @Bookaholicforlife @DivineDiana Thanks so much. On the way down the mountain my grandson had a stick in his hand and when I needed a superpower to get me through scary spots he and his stick got me through. 💕💕 Pictures abound this morning of stuck cars on dirt roads. (edited) 1y
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Jas16 That is scary. Glad you made it safely. 1y
AmyG It‘s way too early for mud season. Glad you are safe. Yikes! (How lucky you are to have a grandson with magical powers) 🤣 1y
Paula3 Holy cow! 1y
batsy How scary. Glad you're safe and had a little wizard with a stick with you ❤️❤️ 1y
kalinichta Yikes! Glad you're okay! 1y
Zelma Omg that is super scary. So glad you are ok! 1y
Eggs How frightening! May you not have to deal with that again 1y
minkyb So glad you are ok. 1y
Reggie Yikes!!! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Eek!! Glad you‘re okay!!! 1y
rohit-sawant Glad you're all right! 1y
Suet624 @Jas16 @kalinichta @Zelma @minkyb @ValerieAndBooks @rohit-sawant Thank you all so much. Of course by the next day the road had frozen up again with only bumpy ruts. My daughter was sure I must have exaggerated. 😂😂 My grandson set her straight. 1y
Suet624 @batsy That little grandson of mine has saved me on more than one occasion. 😂😂 1y
Suet624 @AmyG You‘re right. It IS too early for mud season. The next day the road was back to being frozen. 1y
LauraBeth That is scary - glad you had your superpower 😀 1y
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knittedgnome
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Making some progress on my #readingroadtrip

I really enjoyed Mudbound. The author did a wonderful job of transporting me the Mississippi Delta. Each character had a strong individual voice that really made this a page turner. An interesting look into the racial atmosphere of post WWII in the south.

BeckyMerilatt I love this idea! 2y
BookwormM Love your map 2y
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BiblioTori I think I‘m gonna do this now! And I don‘t know if you consider it a “WV” book or not, but The Glass Castle is fantastic. 2y
knittedgnome @BeckyMerilatt @BookwormM thanks! I think it's fun! 2y
knittedgnome @OnlyMeJustT that's awesome! I have one of the world too! I love tracking things. 2y
knittedgnome @OnlyMeJustT I really enjoyed The Glass Castle. I actually think I would count it for AZ and WV. 2y
celtichik @knittedgnome love this! 1y
knittedgnome @celtichik thank you! I'm having so much fun filling it in! 1y
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Cat13
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Waiting = quality reading time.

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angieinwonderland
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This book was definitely better than the Netflix special. I would rather depend on my imagination as the book gave you enough to be engrossed. I was left with alot of feelings.

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TrishB
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A fantastic read - wonderfully written but very hard subject matter. It‘s 1946 in the south of America - sexism and racism are key themes - I have only just about unclenched my teeth from the horrors.

mrozzz I keep forgetting this is a book too! Loved the Netflix adaptation. 2y
andrew61 Eh up- nice bookmark. 2y
LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one. 👍🏻 2y
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EKonrad I thought the movie was really good. Horrifying and hard to watch, but beautifully made. 2y
TrishB @mrozzz I‘ve not seen the adaptation- may give it a go @Ekonrad 2y
TrishB @LeahBergen hard to read but worth it! 2y
TrishB @andrew61 from a day out in Leeds 😁 2y
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TrishB
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This advert was in the book I‘ve just picked up to read 😁❤️

Cathythoughts Ahhhh !! 😀 2y
readinginthedark 😆❤️ 2y
DivineDiana 😂 2y
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silentrequiem I love it! 2y
mrp27 😂❤️ 2y
Nafiza Awwww 2y
minkyb 🙃 2y
rohit-sawant 😂😀 2y
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Molly_the_mezzo
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Apparently you can‘t attach pictures to reviews, which I used to know, so here‘s the picture!

jfalkens You can on Android 2y
whatsthEStorey I have been able to, I have an iPhone. I read somewhere that there was a glitch and to attach the photo first, before writing anything. That's what I always do and so far it's worked! 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @whatsthEStorey Good to know, thanks! 2y
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Skeebies05 Is your drink berry based? It looks so good? 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders The movie adaptation is very well done for Mudbound! Just watched it over the holiday break! 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @Skeebies05 Chocolate espresso martini! Flavors were chocolate, espresso, and mint. 2y
Molly_the_mezzo @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I‘ve heard good things, and plan to watch it soon. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Molly_the_mezzo 👍🏻 I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed! 2y
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Molly_the_mezzo
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I discussed Mudbound with #ThePoconoBookClub today, over this delightful chocolate espresso martini. An excellent book, overall. A touch depressing, but not without truth to the sadness so I found it acceptable, and there was a sense that if a person is special enough, they can rise above even the worst of adversity, which is a lovely message. A beautiful book.

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Molly_the_mezzo
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#ThePoconoBopkClub met today to discuss the book we got from our grab bag last month. Great discussion, and some new books to add to the tbr!

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3njennn
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This was the best fiction book I read in 2017. I highly recommend it.

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Hollie
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This was the first book I chose to read from my #ssgp box and it may well be the last book I have time to finish this year. It was compelling throughout. I have done nothing but read today, neglecting all sorts of things I should have accomplished, but now I look forward to watching the Netflix movie tonight to see how it stacks up!

RebelReader I thought the movie was well done! 2y
Hollie @RebelReader I agree. I liked the book better, of course! 2y
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Hollie
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#itschristmasday and I‘m waiting on my sister and crew to arrive so we can do presents. Tardiness is not looked upon fondly by me, but on #christmasday as long as I have a book it doesn‘t much matter when they get here! (The lazy bums slept in.) I hope you all are enjoying your holidays! #decdays #jingleshelves

Cinfhen Sounds like a fun day awaits!! Enjoy 😍 2y
Cinfhen Those aren't the fox slippers? Are the bunnies back??? 2y
Hollie @Cinfhen those are the fox slippers, I think the filter is just making them look more bunny like today! 2y
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BarbaraBB I‘ve had this book on my tbr so long that I don‘t even remember what it‘s about. Is it good? 2y
Hollie @BarbaraBB yes! Well, I am not very far in but so far it is compelling. 😀 2y
Dragon Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
Hollie @dragon merry christmas to you! 😘 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have fun!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! 😘😘 2y
Reggie Omg, because of my mother, we were the late family. One Thanksgiving they ate without us and we lived next door. 2y
Hollie @Reggie that‘s so funny. We turned breakfast into lunch for them. You must have been really really late to miss the whole meal! 2y
Reggie Lol, well, I don‘t blame them, you can only take so much. 2y
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Sarahandhella
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Had a $10 gift card to use at a local bookstore. Picked up “Mudbound” and “A Little Life” and got to pet the bookstore cat. So, yeah, it‘s been a pretty great day!

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Melwilk
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Because I am frantically trying to hit my #MountTBR goal, I pulled this book off of my shelf. I am so glad I did! I had no idea this gem was languishing there. Who knows how long I have had this book?! If you are like me, and this book has been staring at you from your shelf, pick it up and read it! This is a compelling story set in the Mississippi Delta following WWII. It addresses racial tensions and hardships faced by women.

mrozzz I just watched the Netflix movie and it was fantastic... I should pick up the book too! 😄 2y
UnabridgedTomes I‘ve heard the movie is amazing too. 2y
emilyhaldi I loved this book so much! ❤️ 2y
Bookish_B I read this years ago and loved it though admittedly I remember little of it today. I watched the movie 2 weekends ago though, it was great. 2y
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Carleneishere
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Can‘t wait to watch this!

AmyG This is such a good book.i look forward to this. 2y
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Jas16
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I read the last quarter of this book with my stomach in knots. I am so glad I finished this before seeing the movie because I cannot imagine the movie being as impactful. While the book has its flaws the writing was so vivid I know the images in my head will linger.

Pelican71 There‘s a movie coming out?! I read this book some time ago and I remember enjoying the writing. I still have my copy. 2y
Jas16 @Pelican71 coming to Netflix on the 17th 2y
Pelican71 I probably won‘t get a chance to read it again right now but I‘ll tune in. Thanks for the information @Jas16 2y
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Caroline2
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Wow! I can't believe I read 8 books in October! Mudbound was definitely the best. Followed closely by A Court of Wings and Ruin and The Lie Tree! 👍🏻 It's been a good month for reading! 😁

AmyG Yes...this was a wonderful book. 2y
TrishB I brought this for my Halloween book swop but haven't read it myself as yet. 2y
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