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Red Clocks
Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom. Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own, while also writing a biography of Eivør, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling homeopath, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt. RED CLOCKS is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times.
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wallacereads
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I had a coupon for Value Village so of course I had to use it!

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Amandajoy
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Question. Which of these is most likely to keep me awake and entertained on my night shift tonight?

NamasteReading they look so beautiful. OMG 🥰😍 4w
Traci1 I haven't read the other two, but I thought Hope Never Dies was tons of fun. 4w
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NeamhainHughes
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I read this book in one day, which is kind of a big deal with my ADHD and busy life. It was intense, but good. The ending was not cliche or easy or tidy but I really loved the way she tied everything together and ended the story. And the characters, just wow. I aspire to write characters this compelling and flawed and real and unique.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 1mo
NeamhainHughes Thank you!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1mo
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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

This was a wild ride of a book. Very disjointed with not a lot of action but still manages to be propulsive.

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LaraReads
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What a treat! You are beyond thoughtful @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks! 💕 I have been wanting to read this book for some time! And you KNOW I adore this postcard! 🌷🌹💐 So beautiful! I don‘t have many flowers peeking through just yet, but these purple phlox decided to bloom just in time to take a pic for you! Also, I am in love with these #litsylove bookmarks. Thanks so much to you and @TheBookHippie for having those made. ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo!!! I‘m happy it made it to you safely 💗💗💗I hope you enjoy it!! 🥰🥰 2mo
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GivenLemons
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This book is amazing and definitely worth reading! I finished it last night and I still can‘t work out how I feel about it. It made me happy and so so sad by the end.

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beaconhillbooks
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Totally deserving of all the hype!
One of my favorite books EVER.

I think this is a masterpiece of art.

scowler1 Oh yes indeed. 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Mehso-so

This is a story that depends on the author‘s ability to knit the plot lines together into a pleasing display. Zumas uses many writing styles, including poems, lists, and diary entries. But there were also times the story felt like the jumbled inside of the cute knit beanie, rather than the outside.

Among the recently-released female-centric dystopia, this was just fair.

Full review www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019
#litsyatoz #letterz

TrishB Agree totally 👍🏻 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I‘m not quite finished with this, but it‘s been interesting to compare with The Handmaid‘s Tale, Vox, and Power. I‘m trying to figure out how I rank them in relation to each other.

p.s. the puzzle is done and I just bought three more!

KathyWheeler I found, with this one, that I wanted to like it more than I actually did. 3mo
Redheadrambles I really loved this one. It was certainly much more my kind of read than The Power. 3mo
TrishB I didn‘t really like this or The Power, not got to Vox yet. Love The Handmaids Tale. 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I loved this one. I also really liked Vox. The Power is great, but a little campy. I‘m a sucker for this kind of book. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler @Redheadrambles @TrishB @Hooked_on_books I need to finish it to make a full assessment. Handmaid‘s will always be the best of the group. But so far Vox is my favorite, this falls in the middle, and I didn‘t care for The Power at all. 3mo
beaconhillbooks Oh man I completely loved this book. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @beaconhillbooks It‘s definitely been getting a lot of love. My fav book reviewer liked it, and that‘s all I needed to give it a go. But I didn‘t love it the way he did. Still, it was good—just not great for me. 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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So my #audiopuzzling project is taking way longer than I expected. I‘ve listened to one book, a long podcast, and have now started a second book. To be fair, I also listened to the books and podcast during other activities. But, ohmigosh this is a hard puzzle. I‘m hoping to finish by tomorrow. But it‘s been fun!!

#letterz #litsyatoz

Soubhiville 😲 that‘s a great puzzle! Wow! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! 3mo
RaimeyGallant Awesome puzzle. 3mo
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britt_brooke Pretty! 3mo
valeriegeary It's so pretty! 3mo
RealLifeReading Lovely puzzle! 3mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous ♥️ 3mo
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Kelwg8
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Book 6/60 a book with a two word title

OK I‘ve heard some things about how this book is white feminist bullshit soooooooo we‘ll see

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IndoorDame
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Once I got into this I really didn‘t want to put it down (though eventually sleep got the better of me). It took a while for me to see how all the threads wove together, but it‘s been ages since I read proper literary fiction and I really enjoyed the style here.

#booked2019 #booked2019winter #newtoyouauthor #litsyAtoZ #letterR #R

readingjedi I loved this ❤ 4mo
danimgill So funny to see that Fox Branch sticker pop up on my Litsy feed - I live in Arlington! 4mo
IndoorDame @danimgill what a small world! 4mo
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IndoorDame @danimgill we should totally organize a local litsy meetup when the weather turns more agreeable 4mo
danimgill @IndoorDame Yes that would be super fun! Here‘s hoping for a short winter lol 4mo
Cinfhen I liked this one too!! premise felt believable which made it terrifying 😫 4mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen yes! I always love/hate that 4mo
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IndoorDame
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It took me about 70 pages to really get into the rhythm of this, but now that I‘m past that point I‘m loving it!

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bookishbitch
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I read this as a buddy read with one of my daughters. Excellent writing with interesting and realistic portrayals of women. Sadly it is also scary as I find the event in the book plausible in our current political climate. I highly recommend this one.

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Pickpick

Finished this one with a good sour drink. And loved it (the book and the drink!)

#booksandbooze

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Andrea313
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1. For his 10th birthday, I told my nephew I'd take him out to lunch for anything he wanted. And what he wanted was the giant banana split at his local ice cream parlor. Well played, kid.
2. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas.
3. 26. Aiming for Arizona next, to see family.
4. Harry Potter in my teens.
5. I did a lot of travel last year, including a European adventure. 2019 is going to be for replenishing my bank account. But a girl can dream!

#HumpDayPost

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Starting a new book tonight! First #novel I‘ve read in a while. #Hester approves.

#dogsoflitsy

LauraJ Ooh, what a sweet face! 4mo
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rambiepaige
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⏰Okay, I can‘t put this one down. It‘s a story of different women all going through different parts of a woman‘s journey, and they are all connected and in some twisted way form a community (I use that term loosely here). If you enjoyed Handmaid‘s Tale and the premise of The Hours, this one is for you! ⏰

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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It‘s all about the Vagine Machine.

Alternate reality where it‘s illegal to have an abortion, have assisted reproduction, and two parents are required for adoption. Shows how these laws affect women in different ways: the pregnant teen, the older woman desperate for a child, the holistic healer, the wife in a crappy marriage.

Definite pick. There‘s some misinformation about IVF (that‘s my field), but definitely a great read.

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scowler1
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Unique and quite brilliant I thought. Quite a few characters and concepts to wrap your mind around but I quickly got sucked in. Very enjoyable.

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heyitsMacall
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I recommend this book of the basis of its writing, character development, and imagery. However, my political views are too complex to agree with it whole-heartedly. 😆

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Well-ReadNeck
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Bailedbailed

I have this one on audiobook. I like the narration well enough, but just cannot get into it. After 2 1/2 hours, I‘m calling this one. For me, there are just too many threads and the story is about the woman with less emphasis on the dystopia and the women are not holding my attention or empathy

abbielistenstobooks This is one of very few that I read on paper this year, and I enjoyed it. I wonder if I would've felt like you had I read via audio? 5mo
riversong153 I didn‘t like it at all! I read it and finished it in print. 5mo
minkyb Have this on my Kindle. Appreciate your thoughts. 5mo
kgriffith I‘ve been listening for...15 minutes, and realized that I‘m not remotely interested. Came here to see if there was a compelling reason to keep at it. Instead am finding compelling reasons not to 😝 5mo
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JessNevertheless
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Bailedbailed

Not a huge fan of the writing style and I just can't seem to get into all the storylines. Ended up just reading the ones I liked and skipping the others. So sad too cause it is such a realistic feminist dystopian concept.

Reviewsbylola I think I bailed on this one too but I may be confusing it with another dystopian BOTM. 😂 6mo
Xeno Dystopian reads all the same to me, can‘t do it 😅 6mo
GripLitGrl This was a disappointing one for me too. 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Heartbreaking, one of those reads that gives you the peek you don‘t get regularly into the lives & minds of women, but with a slightly skewed, seemingly minor to some, alternative history just a shade off from our own. One of those, there but for the grace of god go we, collectively. Abortion is illegal in this world, and how that law effects the lives of all the women in the community in examined as we peek into their daily struggles.

Twocougs Thought provoking and terrifying. Loved it! 6mo
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executivespooky
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Coffee, homemade blueberry lemon scone, and a book 👌🏻

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Megabooks
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#MonthOfRereads

Still love this book! If possible, though, I dislike The Wife character more, and I don‘t understand her relevance to the plot. 🤷🏻‍♀️

As far as Trump-era dystopian novels, I still like The Power a bit better, but I strongly recommend Red Clocks too! 4.5⭐️

julia-gulia I looooved this book. I just couldn't get into power though. I tried book and audio and just want into it. Try VOX next, if you liked clocks 6mo
Megabooks @julia-gulia I really liked Vox. The author somehow made a situation that is almost unbelievable into scarily believable. Like you, I would recommend that one too! 6mo
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MelissaSue81
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I couldn‘t put this down. While I see why this is compared with Handmaids Tale, it‘s really not at all like it. While the premise is the loss of women‘s reproductive rights, it‘s really just a story about women. I found the characters very real and very relatable.

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MelissaSue81
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Requested this one after reading NYPLs 2018 book recommendations yesterday and it came in immediately on a 7 day loan.. so it‘s up next! I‘m not sure if I‘m excited or terrified to read this.

sprainedbrain The reviews I‘ve seen on this have been pretty mixed, but I enjoyed it! 6mo
merelybookish Ditto @sprainedbrain! If dystopian is off-putting, don't fret because this book isn't really like that. 6mo
MelissaSue81 @merelybookish - thanks! I do tend to avoid dystopian things because they trigger my anxiety, but from what I‘ve read so far, this doesn‘t seem too horrible, maybe because it seems so real. 😬 6mo
merelybookish @MelissaSue81 Sadly, yes. 😞 6mo
kitteh_reads Can't wait to read your review...Red Clocks is on my list too 6mo
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Megabooks
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I had forgotten how much Gin‘s (the mender) imprisonment makes me sad. I still like the book overall on my second read, though.

Every time I read a women‘s rights being taken away dystopian novel, I get more and more angry. Fortunately, that just strengthens my resolve to change things!

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JessNevertheless
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Finally get to retire from family events for the evening. To all you out there waiting for your chance to slip away and curl up with a good book, I wish you all the best of luck! #thanksgiving 🦃📚

4thhouseontheleft My last guests just left. ☺️☺️📚 6mo
Jennick2004 We just got home a bit ago and I have already escaped to my room to read 💜📚 6mo
JessNevertheless @4thhouseontheleft @Jennick2004 Wonderful! Enjoy the quiet and the books! 💕 6mo
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heyitsMacall
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Page 5. The quickest way to my heart? Witty one-liners.

readordierachel 😂😂 6mo
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ChantelMcCray
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Move. #catssittingonbooks #whydotheydothis #redclocks by #lenizumas #littlebrownandcompany is a feminist page turner with a magical sense of place. Handmaid‘s Tale meets Moby Dick? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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KimM
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This book is similar to the Handmaid's Tale in that a major theme is reproductive rights. The great thing about this book is that all of the women characters are layered, self-centered and flawed--just like real women. I love that. While she will be compared to Atwood with this book, the author's style is much different. Many will find it choppy but I enjoyed the unusual cadence and flow. Highly recommend. #BOTM

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Smrloomis
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Pickpick

Finished this and enjoyed it overall. The tone seemed a little uneven to me but generally a pick. #LitsyAtoZ2018 #LetterZ

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Smrloomis
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I really, really want to finish this tonight but I have too far to go and too little time 😔. Ok, I have to save this for tomorrow. Good night my fellow Littens!

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Smrloomis
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Whoa, now that is hardcore.

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Smrloomis
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I know this is supposed to reflect this character‘s angst, but um, haven‘t we all done this sort of thing? A tiny bit hard for me to take this seriously.

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Smrloomis
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Enjoying this so far. Of course if you‘re really looking for a partner, I don‘t see how this sentiment from family can help at all (no matter how well-intentioned) 😕

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lauren.lerner
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Why is she recanting her previous testimony?
This question makes her quiet. The judge has to remind her she is obliged to answer.
Finally Lola says, “Because I am done doing his laundry.”



[I literally yelled when I read this!!! What an absolute #mood.] #botm #currentlyreading

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Zelma
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Not perfect, but ultimately I liked it. More realistic than some of the other novels it echoes (post-Handmaid‘s Tale feminist titles like The Power and Vox). The writing was certainly unique; at times it felt too stylistic and experimental, and other times I loved it. I definitely cared for the characters and was rooting for all of them. And while the end was not necessarily wrapped up in a tidy bow, I was satisfied and hopeful for each character.

Zelma Doggie was apparently not a fan. He moved away 3 times as I tried to pose him with the book. So awkward. 7mo
riversong153 This was a thumbs down for me. 7mo
Zelma @riversong153 I am totally see why. This is definitely one of those books that could be polarizing. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars so it certainly wasn‘t a strong pick for me. But I did like it. 7mo
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BookwormM
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Scary read full review on Goodreads #netgalley #redclocks

Read my 4-star review of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2561678082

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lauren.lerner
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Naptime. 📕

Zelma I just started this one a few days ago. Am really liking it. 7mo
lauren.lerner I am really enjoying this one too, @Zelma! I like Zumas‘ voice and style, they‘re refreshing. 7mo
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hoggman
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This book was absolutely fantastic. Even disregarding the captivating plot and believable characters, Zumas has such a beautiful way with words. Her writing is incredibly descriptive. This is a brilliantly written witch trial, with all sides of the story coming together, clashing and connecting. No spoilers, but the end is beautiful. Glorious.

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hoggman
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Got my book, got my sandwich, great start to a cold October Saturday. Been working on Red Clocks for over a month! Now that the chaos of moving and some work-related issues are over with, it's time to really get cracking.

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lauren.lerner
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Pulled a few books looking for my next hardcopy read......and apparently I‘m in a red mood? 📕📕📕
#TBR #BOTM

hoggman Ooh what's that edition of red clocks!? I havent seen that spine before 7mo
lauren.lerner @hoggman - it‘s the Book of the Month Club edition! 7mo
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bookishbitch
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My local bookstore had a fundraiser for RAINN today so of course I had to buy a book. I love my local bookstore so much. They are the social justice warriors I think our country needs more of right now. It makes me feel good to shop there. Does anyone else have a similar experience with their bookseller?

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saresmoore
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This is a reused photo because it seemed timely to make a case for reading this excellent novel before it moves from eerily prescient to straight up non-fiction. Just saying.

#kavanope

jhod 😥 8mo
MicheleinPhilly This book utterly disturbed me in how non-dystopian it felt. 8mo
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly Yes! I just went in and chatted with the owner of my local indie and said, “Read this ASAP because you likely won‘t have the stomach for it after the coming week‘s events unfold.” 8mo
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eraderneely
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After being on the library hold list since pub day, this is my #currentread
#riotgrams

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Susan
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I think I may have broke my reading slump! Thanks to Stephen King‘s The Outsider and Red Clocks!

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