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Rabbits for Food
Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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Master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum returns with her first novel in a decade, a devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writers slide into depression and institutionalization. Its New Years Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshenbaums protagonistan acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writerfully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow lunatics and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a hilarious and harrowing deep dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly. Propelled by stand-up comic timing and rife with pinpoint insights, Kirshenbaum examines what it means to be unloved and loved, to succeed and fail, to be at once impervious and raw. Rabbits for Food shows how art can lead us out ofor intothe depths of disconsolate loneliness and piercing grief. A bravura literary performance from one of our most witty and indispensable writers.
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Mogoeg
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A pick, but with reservations.

Bunny is hard to love, & by her own admission, even harder to like, particularly in the grip of her (severe) mental illness. Yet she never gives up on herself & never stops trying to find her way back to the world.

The novel (& Bunny's personality) really starts to sing once she has her New Year's Eve breakdown & she is hospitalized. But then the book just sort of... ends. And I get it, but still, it's jarring.

merelybookish This made me LOL in spite of the subject matter. 3mo
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Abailliekaras
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I loved this. Bunny is a vivid, strong character who sees the world darkly, is not easy to like but as she says ‘has feelings too‘. Trying to cope with the world (so much of which is absurd, as she observes with pitch-perfect dry wit), overwhelmed by depression, yet she is mature & self-aware. Her relationship with her husband is beautifully portrayed (‘Albie is a good man, but he is not a saint.‘) A very funny book with depth & heart.

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Abailliekaras
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Just started this (matching the grey sofa!).

Mitch Fab cover ! 11mo
Emilymdxn I loved this book! 11mo
Abailliekaras @mitch definitely an interesting cover! @Emilymdxn I‘m enjoying so far. 11mo
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emilyhaldi
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My best reading buddy, Herbie 🐶

LeahBergen Come ON! I can‘t take it. ❤️❤️ 1y
MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍 1y
eanderson This picture is perfect. 1y
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charl08 Aw. So cute. Do you need a dog sitter? 1y
Simona Casual enjoying life ... ♥️ 1y
Megabooks 💜💜💜 1y
KarenUK Just gorgeous 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
BarbaraBB So cute. Wonderful picture again! 1y
Leftcoastzen How cute! 👏🐶 1y
Gissy Ahhh🐶❤️❤️❤️ 1y
batsy Aww! 😍😍 1y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1y
Reviewsbylola He‘s probably lower maintenance than your upcoming reading partner. 😂 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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Some of this novel is amusing, but mostly it's just bleak. Bunny is a bit like how I imagine I might be if I lived in a huge city in a tiny apartment with annoying friends and no children to distract me from myself. At one point Bunny refers to Stockbridge, MA, when I think she means Sturbridge, MA, which I found a little distracting because otherwise she seems like a stickler-for-details narrator, despite her lies to herself.

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emilyhaldi
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Ready to go 🤓
#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
BarbaraBB Such a great list of books! 1y
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BookNerdMama
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This is an incredible book. Raw and honest and funny and devastating. If you have depression, you will weep just from recognition.

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“Generally speaking, I am a headache of a person who is not easy to like” p.32

This perfectly captures how I‘ve felt about myself over the past 2 years. It is so frustratingly accurate!

Annl Just picked this book up aa a kindle deal and can hardly wait to start it! 2y
Croissonter @Annl I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Here are my top 10 books of 2020!

#bestof2020

rockpools I‘m so happy to see The Memory Police appearing everywhere. I really do need to get to that Kevin Wilson book soon 🔥 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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@shadowspeak17 We have parallel #NewYearWhoDis experiences: We both included The Memory Police, and I read Flowers for Algernon in high school. :-)

I'm very excited about this list. Vandermeer's 2nd Borne book is a nice surprise, as is this Murakami. I think I'll start with Rabbits for Food and then I'll let the January #bookspin draw help me select the order of the others. The only one I can't find at the library is The Lion's Den.
@monalyisha

monalyisha I‘m hoping my IRL book club will select two of these titles to read in 2021! They‘re on the short list. Getting to our final choices is a PROCESS. 😅 But they‘re: “Nothing to See Here” & “Convenience Store Woman.” 2y
ImperfectCJ @monalyisha I've only ever been in book clubs where the choices were decided by the organizers or where there's no book selection at all, we just talk about whatever we read that month. Both methods have their shortcomings. Besides the long road to consensus, how well does it work for the group to decide? Does being more involved in the decision make for better discussion or more people reading the book? 2y
monalyisha @ImperfectCJ It used to be that there were 6 of us, so we each just chose 2 books to read per year. If anyone really isn‘t into a particular title, we‘ve always been able to exercise veto power. Now, we have 7 members (goddammit, Amelia! 😅). So, now everyone gets ONE of their books on the list; the others are decided by voting anonymously for suggestions via Google Forms — the titles with the most votes go on the list. 2y
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monalyisha @ImperfectCJ We have pretty stellar attendance & participation rates. But we‘re also nerds. 😅🤓😜 It‘s a group of friends I went to college with. We‘re scattered around the country & meet via videochat (since 2012). This is our way to make sure we stay in touch (& have something to talk about, even if our lives are vastly different). 2y
ImperfectCJ @monalyisha Since 2012! That's impressive! My sister and I used to read the same books and discuss via phone, and we called that a book club. If there was disagreement about titles, I always won (bc I'm the Big Sister). I keep thinking about starting something with friends via video chat, but I find starting groups to be hit or miss and I don't know if I have the reserves for a "miss" right now. Very cool that you have an established group! 2y
monalyisha @ImperfectCJ There were quite a few false starts with different friend groups. I get it! It‘s so nice when it works, though. 💝 2y
shadowspeak17 What a coincidence! Haha 😄
Oh, awesome! I think Rabbits for Food is going to end up being my top read of the year, assuming nothing else tops it in the next couple weeks.
I was hoping to start with Rebecca from your list, but my library has a very lengthy waitlist for it at the moment (Cerulean Sea too). 🙃 So I think I‘ll probably end up starting with Little Eyes or Revenge instead. :)
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shadowspeak17
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1. Rabbits for Food by Binnie Kirshenbaum — It‘s also been my favorite book I‘ve read so far this year.
2. I promised a friend that I‘d read If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveller next, and I‘m also hoping my friends and I will finish our group read of Dune.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 💜📚🌞 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I just stacked, thanks 😊 (edited) 2y
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shadowspeak17
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I don‘t think I‘ll get any other books in before the end of the month, so here‘s my wrap up for the second quarter of #booked2020

#MakesYouLOL: Dreyer‘s English
#PanAsianAuthor: The Memory Police
#AnimalOnCover: Rabbits for Food
#WineOrWhine: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 Congrats on reading #SpringPrompts This is your #officialSecondQuarterEntry #Booked2020 🎊📚💘😁🌈 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2y
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is my first 5 star read of the year, and I would highly recommend it. I found this book sad, funny, and spot on with its descriptions of depression. It was also very readable. I was totally engrossed in the story from page one onward. I loved Bunny‘s character too, although I do understand why some people don‘t. Really, I think this book is definitely worth a read, so if you haven‘t read it yet, you should totally fix that. 😁👍🏽

Cinfhen I thought this was really wonderful, too! I loved the humor and honesty 2y
Emilymdxn I adored this book, agree it really deserves five stars! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review! I‘m glad you finally got to a five-star read! 2y
Nute I want to know about this book because of your review. Thank you! Stacking! 2y
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 2y
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Cathythoughts
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Thankyou @Cuilin for the tag
1. I love a lovely cover
2. Tagged ! Halfway through & I got distracted by another book ... must return to it soon
3. The radio in the morning/ the telly at 6
4. I‘m usually awake already
5. I tag all who‘d like to join in

#FriYAYintro
@howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

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Cathythoughts
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And I couldn‘t resist ... after the glowing review on Litsy this morning, & there was only one copy left ... 👍🏻💚 ( and it may work for #MakesYouLOL ... that‘s laugh out loud , right ? 🦕

Mitch Love that cover ❤️ 2y
rockpools Doing Thursday right, there, Cathy! 2y
rockpools Doing Thursday right, there, Cathy! 2y
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Cathythoughts @Mitch Yes! It‘s a nice one 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @RachelO Yep ! Out to lunch & waiting for husband to arrive , so a book & a glass of red 🤸‍♀️❤️ 2y
Deifio Oh that painting is so famous! I love Albrecht Dürer. Parents of a friend went to Vienna especially for a big exhibit on Dürer. 2y
batsy Perfect! 2y
Cathythoughts @Deifio I didn‘t realize it was a famous painting 😊Thankyou ! #LitsyUniversity strikes again 👍🏻❤️ that‘s your expression @batsy ( uni ) & thanks , the pic was pure chance 😘 and lunch was perfect ( prawns 🍤.... 👍🏻 (edited) 2y
JennyM I‘m curious about this one after @Emilymdxn review. I may use for the same prompt as you, too. Looking forward to your review 😊 2y
TrishB @JennyM me too! And great pic Cathy ❤️ 2y
Cathythoughts @JennyM @TrishB Thanks guys. Yes @Emilymdxn ‘s review was inspiring 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Emilymdxn Idk if it‘s quite a makes you lol book as it‘s so bleak! But I really hope you like it! 2y
Cathythoughts @Emilymdxn Thanks ! I‘m looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 2y
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Emilymdxn
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It‘s so rare for a book to successfully be this bleak also this genuinely funny, I have no idea how she manages it! This story about a woman whose depression resists treatment - we see her at home with her husband, having treatment as an inpatient in a hospital, and extracts of her creative writing - shouldn‘t have been so readable but it just was. Razor sharp writing, never self indulgent, but still building to a genuinely touching ending

Cathythoughts Great review 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻I have it stacked & I‘m looking forward to it now 👍🏻 2y
Itchyfeetreader This sounds fascinating 2y
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 Nice! What @Cathythoughts said 😊👍 2y
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Crazeedi Well written review 2y
Kalalalatja Great review! #stacked 2y
Megabooks Great review! Definitely going to stack this one! 2y
Mainedogmom Thanks for this review- it‘s so helpful, I would have passed this book up 2y
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onebigshoe
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This one grabbed me from page one thanks to the very distinct voice and darkly hilarious exchanges. We witness Bunny spiraling into an abyss but all the while it‘s the humor that keeps it interesting. It‘s the first book out of the chute this year and I‘m relatively sure I found the novel of the year.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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January 2020 started in typical Keeping Up With The Penguins fashion: a glorious mix of old and new, good and bad, happy and sad... I read four books from my backlist TBR (A Single Man, Party Going, The Golden Notebook, and Nineteen Nineteen), and four fantastic new releases (Big Lies In A Small Town, Shark Arm, Such A Fun Age, and Rabbits For Food). Full reviews all here: http://www.keepingupwiththepenguins.com #AllTheBooks #January #Booked2020

Billypar The Golden Notebook 🖤❤💛💙 3y
Billypar That's a great review of TGN- and reviewing it is no easy task: glad you enjoyed it! 3y
keepingupwiththepenguins @Billypar Thanks so much Billy, glad I did it justice! 😉 👍 3y
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Andrea4
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Wow I really enjoyed that! Started and finished today. A great choice for a more introspective/introverted weekend.
This is dark and dry humour, somewhat depressing, but honest. Maybe hopeful? But for that, you'll have to judge yourself.
I think I like the end that calls into question any narrator(person) as honest and reliable.

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻❤️I‘m looking forward to this one 3y
Andrea4 @Cathythoughts aw, thank you 💗 3y
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Andrea4
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Already loving this. I know Bunny is seen as an unlikable character but I love her. Maybe it's because I'm understanding where the character's comments are coming from, maybe it's because at times I have the same acerbic look at things, or maybe because I dont have to live with her LOL.
anyway, she'll make you chuckle with some #hardtruth

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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I'm certain I've already found one of my best books of the year. Rabbits For Food is everything I hoped My Year Of Rest And Relaxation would be: hilarious, dark, insightful, sharp, and so, so endearing. Bunny is a protagonist that I immediately wanted to befriend. I'll be pushing this book into all of my real-world friends' hands. Extended review available to subscribers here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/new-releases/ #NewBooks #MustRead

Rissreads Great review 💛 3y
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great review... I see I have it stacked already, really looking forward to it now ❤️👍🏻 3y
onebigshoe Ottessa‘s book is a great reference. 3y
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keepingupwiththepenguins @Rissreads Thank you! 😍 😍 3y
keepingupwiththepenguins @Cathythoughts Fantastic - enjoy!! 😍 😍 3y
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Aimeesue
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#audiobook walk today. We did not see any rabbits, much to #Stella 's chagrin.
Started this one yesterday because a NYE party is part of the plot, and I enjoy seasonal reading. It's not a happy book by any measure, but I'm impressed by the depiction of depression Kirstenbaum lays out. People who dont enjoy un likable characters are going to have problems with Bunny. I kinda like her though. Must be my inner SW.
#pibble #pitbullsoflitsy

Reviewsbylola My own dog is partial to squirrels. And by partial, I mean will do ANYTHING to chase one. 🤣🤣 3y
Ruthiella I have a real affinity for depressed women in novels (not so much in real life) . I will put this on my list! 3y
Louise What is an “inner SW”? 🤔 3y
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DGRachel Stella looks so pretty in her sweater! Bailey does not like clothes. 😔 3y
Aimeesue @Louise My inner Social Worker. I work in community services, disability and behavioral health. 3y
Aimeesue @Reviewsbylola Neither of my dogs cares much for squirrels while w're walking. They'll chase them around the yard at home, though. Weirdos. 😂 3y
Aimeesue @Ruthiella usually I'm the reverse - can't stand fictional books about mental health, yet I'm fine IRL. Bunny's quite interesting to me, though. Maybe because she's so prickly? 3y
Aimeesue @DGRachel Poor Bailey! Stella doesn't have much of a choice if she wants to go for her daily walk. She gets too chilly in winter to go out naked! 3y
Louise Ah, thanks for the clarification! My brother is in a similar line of work. 💕 3y
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Cinfhen
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A stream of conciseness tale, told through the voice of Bunny, a writer suffering from extreme depression. Witty and insightful, Bunny is a “headache of a person” not “easy to like” but she‘s clever and sharp and spot on with many of her observations. It took me a little bit of time to warm to Bunny but once I did, I found myself compulsively ”turning” the pages.A wry but serious look at mental health. I listened via Hoopla / great narration 🐰

Ruthiella I‘m not sure what it says about me but I usually enjoy disaffected, depressed females narrators! Stacked! 😬 3y
GatheringBooks compulsively reading is the way to go, indeed! 💕📚 3y
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Cinfhen I have a feeling this book will stay with me @Ruthiella @Flaneurette @GatheringBooks which isn‘t always a given 🙄 3y
Ruthiella @Flaneurette Have you read Bunny by Mona Awad? The rabbit connection makes me think of it perhaps but also a disaffected depressed female main character. 😀 3y
Flaneurette @Ruthiella I haven't but I am kind of interested after seeing some good reviews here and on goodreads. 3y
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Cinfhen
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Up next! I have both print copy and audio lined up. #RoofTopReading 🎧☀️🐰

Centique Look at that blue sky! 3y
Cinfhen Gotta love a blue sky day💙 @Centique 3y
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PNWBookseller85
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Display table at work highlighting some staff favorites. Soooooo many good books.

SharonAlger Dream job! 3y
SauerPatch What is the one on the bottom right with the seashell? Such a pretty cover. ☺️ 3y
PNWBookseller85 @SauerPatch The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock. My coworker loved it. I have a copy at home, but haven‘t read it yet. 3y
Tamra All the possibilities! 3y
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LauraJ
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I‘m glad that Kirshenbaum ends the novel by reminding us that this is fiction. Otherwise, I might have forgotten because this reflects my experience with depression more closely than anything I‘ve ever read. Except I don‘t have an Albie to prop me up. But I do have a very supportive cat. 🖤 This book IS funny. And I like the way relationships between the institutionalized are portrayed. Amazing stuff.

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LauraJ
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Funny how some books have 6+ mo. waitlists at my library and other new audiobooks are available right this second!

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PNWBookseller85
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One of my favorite books so far this year. I‘m having the hardest time articulating why. I think it‘s the powerful stream of consciousness writing, the voice of the main character, the deep empathy with which this book approaches mental illness. And it‘s funny. I laughed out loud multiple times. I‘m so sad that it‘s over.

cobwebmoth I totally agree. 3y
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PNWBookseller85
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This book is extremely upsetting. I can‘t put it down. Can‘t put my finger on exactly why it is so compelling. I think I love it.

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Cinfhen
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Guess who has 3 more books to pick up?!!?! I forgot how amazing the Interlibrary loan system is. I also forgot they charge a quarter per request🤷🏼‍♀️

Suet624 A small price to pay, considering. 😁 3y
Cinfhen Yes, I‘ll gladly pay 25 cents @Suet624 ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 3y
Hooked_on_books Oops! Disappearing Earth is really good. I liked The River, too. 3y
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MicheleinPhilly This is making me giggle. 3y
TrishB Splashing out! 3y
DebinHawaii I need to read my #ARC of Disappearing Earth! I really want to but other books get in the way. 📚📚📚📚📚😬📚📚 3y
Cinfhen I just got an email @MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @DebinHawaii @Hooked_on_books 2 more books are “en-route “ 🙌🏻😜🎉And 7 more are on hold..... I‘m just racking up those 25 cent charges @Suet624 🤑🤑🤑 3y
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Oooo, big spender! 😂 3y
Suet624 I'm so proud of you!!! And I'm just about to start Disappearing Earth. Very excited because I've heard great things about it and I've been slogging through my current book. 3y
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andreax0r
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Binnie Kirshenbaum captures and depression in a way I haven‘t encountered before. Consuming it in fits and starts when my heart can handle it.

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monalyisha
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A patron just casually dropped this off on my desk like it weren‘t no thang. #doyouevenknowwhoiam?! #itkindalooksgoodthough #rabbitsoflitsy

merelybookish I liked this one! 3y
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merelybookish
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📌Midway: What kind of ending can this book have?
📌3/4 mark: Ending this book is going to be hard.
📌20 pages left: Maybe she can pull off an ending?
📌5 pages left: How is she going to end this?!!
📌Last page:
This book is really good. It's a fearless, raw account of what it's like to suffer from depression and be institutionalized. It's also hilarious. But how do you conclude that kind of story? Maybe by not writing one at all?

britt_brooke Your review has me completely intrigued. #stacked 3y
merelybookish @britt_brooke Oh good! Yes, read it! (As long as you're okay with black humour.) But would love to get your take! 3y
britt_brooke @merelybookish I‘m very good with black humor. 🖤 When I read it, I‘ll be sure to tag you. 3y
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Zelma I liked an earlier book of hers so your review convinced e to stack this one too. 3y
Reggie Lol, nice review!! 3y
merelybookish @Zelma What book did you read by her? I really enjoyed her writing. Funny, sharp, vivid. 3y
merelybookish @Reggie Thanks! Conclusions are so hard!! 3y
Zelma @merelybookish agreed, she is a great writer. 3y
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Oh Bunny! She is a total curmudgeon. And her mental anguish is vivid and raw. Her depression is painful to witnesss. And yet, this book is hilarious!

Cathythoughts I‘m stacking 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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RedbagReadbooks
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Little bunny foo foo hopping through the forest......

Weaponxgirl Picking up the field mice and bopping them on the head 3y
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merelybookish
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"Even at my mental-health best, I'm not one for Activities." ?
Just a few pages into this book about a woman's mental breakdown, and I've already laughed a few times.
Also, this is the second book I've read this month blurbed by Deborah Eisenberg, a writer who I'd never heard of but apparently should read. ?

LeahBergen I didn‘t know who she was either! 3y
merelybookish @LeahBergen I guess she writes really good short stories. She also has good taste in books! 🙂 3y
batsy I love that quote! #CurmudgeonsAgainstActivities 3y
saresmoore I, too, resonate deeply with this quote. @batsy #ActivitiesAreForDoers 3y
merelybookish The main character is SUCH a curmudgeon! I don't hold a candle to her, in spite of my dislike of Activities! @batsy @saresmoore 3y
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merelybookish
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I just can't resist the new release shelf at the library!

LauraJ You picked up some hot titles! 3y
readordierachel And why should you! 3y
marleed I hear you! 3y
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batsy Nice! I'm interested in Rabbits for Food as well. 3y
batsy And now I've had to add Loudermilk to the TBR :) 3y
merelybookish @LauraJ Yes. I had just added these books to my TBR so was excited to see them available! 3y
merelybookish @readordierachel @marleed Can count on Littens to understand (and enable!) 😉 3y
merelybookish @batsy I'm intrigued by both! I don't always like satire but couldn't resist one set in a creative writing Dept. 🙂 3y
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RebeccaH
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I wrote about new releases from small and indie presses at Book Riot, including RABBITS FOR FOOD and more: https://bookriot.com/2019/05/10/may-2019-indie-press-books/

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shutupsmalls
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RebeccaH
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I really liked this! It‘s all about depression and suicidal thoughts, so it‘s not for everyone, but the protagonist was fascinatingly difficult and interesting, and I liked the narratorial voice.

Kelly I LOVED this one so much. 3y
RebeccaH @kelly nice!! I‘m so glad and I did too. 3y
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Kelly
Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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April readings stats! I‘ve got three books in progress, too.

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Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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Reading update!

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Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum

“You need to listen to me,” Dr. Fitzgerald says. “I‘m trying to help you.” For the duration of an instant, Bunny goes blind. Everything is black, tar-black and deep purple, which is then followed by a ring of light, a crisp and sharply edged light framed by fire, and the glow bores through the darkness. This is how Bunny sees rage. Slow and measured, she says, “No, you need to listen to me.”

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Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum

To try to read the look on Bunny‘s face is like trying to figure out what a napkin is thinking.

merelybookish Such a great line! One of many in this book! 3y
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