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Nobody Cries at Bingo
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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"Readers are invited to witness first hand Dumont family life on the Okanese First Nation. Beyond the stereotypes and clichs of Rez dogs, drinking, and bingos, the story of a girl who loved to read begins to unfold"--P. [4] of cover.
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Bertha_Mason
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

"We learned to plan ahead. This is an important skill when you are operating a vehicle that eats gasoline like a big butt eats thin sweat pants."
Today in odd similes.

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Bertha_Mason
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

"My mother rarely drank. When she did, she made it seem like a tedious job. She was only tipsy and already seemed hung over."

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Bertha_Mason
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

"Standing next to one another beside our car, they looked like that photo you get with your picture frames before you pull it out and insert the one of your sloppy relatives."

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Bertha_Mason
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

"Bathroom breaks were orderly ventures in Kindergarten. Like a short, co-dependent football team, we did everything together."
Today in odd similes.

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Samplergal
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Outside your comfort zone: White Rage.

I didn‘t make it this month but enjoyed much of what I read. On to August.

#bookishbingo #july

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Babs_book_obsession
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Pickpick

Her anecdotes are great and really true to rural Saskatchewan. The similarities between our childhoods make it even more sad to hear of the racism she experienced. Although I mentioned racism, that is not the focus of the book. It is about family and growing up, and has lots of humour. But the book has a bit of a jumpy, disjointed feeling as the chapters don't follow a particular order.

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ReadingEnvy
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 101: A Different Kind of Time Travel with Karen Acosta. http://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy101

ReadingEnvy @lindy I read one of these books because of you! 2y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Woohoo! If it wasn‘t 5 in the morning, I‘d pump my fist in the air. I‘m going to listen to the episode right now. 😀 2y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy 🤛🏻💃 2y
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Lindy @ReadingEnvy Another wonderful episode! I was excited to see that I‘ve read 5 of the 6, because I like being able to think about my reading experiences in a new way when compared to other another reader. (Is it any wonder that I love book clubs and Litsy?) And good for Karen in getting you to view Exit West differently! I‘m happy that you enjoyed Dawn Dumont‘s humour. Im looking forward to (edited) 2y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy and now I also want to read (whale poop and all) (edited) 2y
Kboltz Really like your episode 100🤓 2y
ReadingEnvy @Lindy her perspective on Exit West was a bit of a revelation to me! 2y
ReadingEnvy @Kboltz thank you! 💃 2y
Suet624 I‘ve been on a Reading Envy podcast binge. So good. 2y
ReadingEnvy @Suet624 oh how fun! 2y
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lycomayflower
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Two authors what fit the prompt where they actually sit on my shelves

#nativeandindigenousreads
#riotgrams

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ReadingEnvy
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Pickpick

I learned about this book from @lindy and really enjoyed it, autobiographical fiction of life "on the rez." The author grew up on the Okanese First Nation, and many of these stories are about her school years in Saskatchewan. The details, the humor, the clear child's naive voice are all so strong and lend themselves to a great read. And perfect for #indigenouspeoplesday

Lindy I'm so glad that you enjoyed this. 😊Dumont has a new book out that I haven't yet read: 2y
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bookriot
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Day 9: Indigenous/Native/First Nations reads ❤️ #riotgrams - Rioter @Kelly

readingwinds 'If I Ever Get Out of Here' was a great read. The others in this stack look intriguing as well. 2y
Liberlove What was ‘if I ever get out of here‘ about? Would you highly recommend? 2y
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Kelly
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Indigenous/Native/First Nations reads ❤️ #riotgrams

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Balibee146
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Making some progress.....long way to go but going to go for short and quick reads first! For the free space I take it you just pick any book you fancy? #tbrbingo

WarpedSweetness That's what I did for my free space. Though I forgot to write it on my bingo sheet. 2y
WhatDeeReads I just the free space as a way to make bingo faster. I don't put a title in at all. 2y
Balibee146 Ah right thanks @WhatDeeReads sporty snail pace for me then :-) 2y
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ReadingEnvy
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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I requested this from interlibrary loan after hearing @Lindy talk about it. (Teaser for the next episode of Reading Envy!)

LauraBrook Omg, you're talking to @Lindy ??!!?!?!?!!!!! 😱😁🙌🏼🙏🏼😁👍🏼 2y
ReadingEnvy @LauraBrook 😳🐙🙅😎 2y
Lindy @LauraBrook Glad to know you are excited about the next episode! 2y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Hope you enjoy Dumont's novel. 😊 2y
batsy @ReadingEnvy Your emoji game is strong 😁 2y
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Laalaleighh
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

#TBRBingo progress so far. Took me two weeks to get through my last book. Here's hoping the next one will be more engrossing to me!

WhatDeeReads I hope so too! 2y
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Laalaleighh
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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#TBRBingo progress so far. Took me two weeks to get through my last book. Here's hoping the next one will be more engrossing to me!

MrBook Ahhh! Love this pic! 😻 2y
merelybookish Nice bingo card! 2y
Sue That's awesome. My kitties would have sat on the books if I had attempted this! 😂 2y
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Jinjer Kitty is wondering WHY mom is standing up on a chair. 2y
Laalaleighh @Jinjer not mom, my bf took this pic 😹 2y
Jinjer @Laalaleighh 😳😂😂😂 2y
Laalaleighh @merelybookish thank you! I got the idea from @RachelO ! 2y
Laalaleighh @sue oh that did happen. 2y
Laalaleighh @jinjee 90% of the good pics are taken by him ha. 2y
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Cinfhen
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Almost there...Loving this idea/challenge @WhatDeeReads Fours books down 🤓💜
Hunger
American Fire
News of the World
Eat Only When You're Hungry

Laura317 Awesome!! My bingo cards are only 3 across. 2y
Cinfhen I'm hardcore @Laura317 😜and I'm all over Evelyn @LauraBeth but first I need to finish Helter Skelter for bookclub 😬 2y
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Kalalalatja Loved The Snow Child and 2y
WhatDeeReads Go, go, go! You're doing great! 2y
Cinfhen I noticed Dept of Speculation is short so I'm hoping to knock that one out in September 😜 @Kalalalatja the other is for bookclub 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @WhatDeeReads ❤️ 2y
WarpedSweetness You're so close to a bingo!! 2y
Cinfhen I know @WarpedSweetness ?which means I'm "eligible" to purchase a new book ?but hubby might seriously go into cardiac arrest if he sees a new book being brought into our house ? 2y
Reviewsbylola Evelyn Hugo is a great choice to round out your first bingo! 2y
BookHermit Nice card! 2y
WarpedSweetness @Cinfhen hah! The same with my fiancee...though lately he has been getting snippy about new books. Do you know what your new book purchase is? I've got two picked out! Lol 2y
Cinfhen @WarpedSweetness what books are u eyeing?!? The only book I NEED is for an upcoming bookclub 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @BookHermit 😊💚 2y
WarpedSweetness @Cinfhen Meddling Kids and Scooby Apocalypse. I'm dying for those! And if I am honest, I have my next three books planned out too. Lol Seed, My Friend Dahmer, and Ready Player One. 2y
Cinfhen You should sign up for traveling book with @4thhouseontheleft we are reading Ready Player One 😃 @WarpedSweetness there are still spots available 💕💕💕 2y
WarpedSweetness @Cinfhen I didn't know that! I'll go check it out. Thanks! 2y
emilyhaldi Oh yeah!!!! Almost time for some book shopping! 📚📚📚 2y
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Yamich49
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Getting ready to head off for camping trip 2 of 2 this week! This pic was from earlier this week when I took my oldest niece camping on the Southern Oregon Coast for a few days. It was lovely and we read a lot. I sincerely doubt I'll get much reading in on this trip as we're taking her two younger brother with us (and my brother and 5 yo niece are meeting up with us too). 😆 One last adventure before their school starts next week. ✌🏽

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Yamich49
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Loved this book! Dumont is a skilled writer and, like so many other Indigenous storytellers before her, she manages to tell an often sad and serious story in an engaging way that finds the humor in every situation. I couldn't put down this story of the Dumont family and, as always, enjoyed reading a story about someone else's rez-life that is both similar and different to my own.

Zelma Loving the cover and scenery! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Finally got around to writing out my Digital/Kindle #TBR card
Yes those are supposed to be tablets. They did not turn out so well.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Hey you made a list, and took the time to draw it out yourself! You are way ahead of me! 👍 2y
Avanders ... I love that you made a *paper* bingo card for your *digital* tbr..... 😁😁😁 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks 👍🏽 @Avanders LOL hadn't even thought about that 😂 2y
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Laalaleighh
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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I borrowed @RachelO 's idea and made it prettier. Bitty kitten helped. She thought the books were all layed out a little too straight and decided to mess them up a bit to give them a more casual charm- then posed so everyone could see the great artist with her work.

#TBRBingo #kittenlitten

ETA: I made my bingo prettier with @RachelO 's idea. Not her idea prettier, it was already beautiful ✨

ScorpioBookDreams You'll have to let me know what Spoonbenders is like as I've been thinking of ordering it. 2y
LibrarianRyan This looks good. 2y
BooksForEmpathy I like this a lot! 2y
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moranadatter Lovely free space! 2y
LeahBergen 😆😆Love it! 2y
saresmoore So cute! 2y
WhatDeeReads Oh how adorable! 2y
Libby1 Cute! What is the unicorn thing in the middle of the photo? 2y
Laalaleighh @Libby1 it's a zip pouch that I keep all my bookmarks in! I got it at Paper source in old town, Alexandria last time I was in D.C. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this pic! 😊 2y
MallenNC Love! I also love the idea of using a pouch to store bookmarks, since mine are in a mess. 2y
Bookcation74 Such a good idea!! 2y
Jinjer This is so cool!!!! 2y
emilyhaldi Lol, my floor looks just like this right now!! Love it 2y
Cupofjo 😻 2y
SauerPatch This is gorge! 😍 I love it so much. Sadly this is impossible for me, as I'm largely a Kindle reader. I'll be taking a closer look at your choices though, because I'm really intrigued by the few that I recognize! 2y
Bette Spoonbenders was so much fun! ❤️👍 2y
RachelO 😂😂 Your cat's done a fantastic job there! 2y
Laalaleighh @LibrarianRyan thank you 💙✨ 2y
Laalaleighh @BooksForEmpathy haha it was really fun to do. I think this is my new way to read books. 2y
Laalaleighh @moranadatter thank you!!' I love my little unicorn bookmark holder!! 2y
Laalaleighh @LeahBergen @saresmoore @WhatDeeReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cupofjo 💙💙💙✨🌸😻 thanks y'all! (My kitty says thanks too). 2y
Laalaleighh @Bookcation74 @Jinjer I can't take credit for it. The picture idea was @RachelO 's and I just loved it and borrowed it. And the TBRbingo is from @WhatDeeReads ! 2y
Laalaleighh @SauerPatch thank you so much! I need to become a kindle reader haha. My apt is running out of space for bookshelves! 2y
Laalaleighh @RachelO thank you! She's quite the little artist 😼 2y
Jinjer @Laalaleighh ohhh now I know who to tag on my bingo post! Thank you! I'll go do that now! @WhatDeeReads 2y
Laalaleighh @jinjer haha you're welcome! 2y
SauerPatch @Laalaleighh I also liked the look of The Readymade Thief, and until your review of it, I'd added M@tBIB, but I think I'll be taking it back off now :/ 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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And now for #TBRBingo E-book Edition! My kobo "shelves" were getting a little out of control (damn you, kobo sales!) So I decided to do a separate bingo card just for digital books.

Happy Reading!

JazzFeathers Hey, l'm a Kobo user too! Everyone seems to use Kindle 2y
PirateJenny I use my iPad. That way I can have Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. No sense limiting yourself. Plus being in publishing there's that whole I'd rather buy from the publishers than Amazon 😊 2y
TheKidUpstairs @PirateJenny @JazzFeathers I got my first kobo pretty early. At the time Kindle would only allow books purchased from Amazon, where the kobo supports books from kobo, publishers, indie stores, libraries, etc. Don't know if Kindle is still limited these days? Also, at the time kobo was a Canadian company (not anymore, they sold a long time ago). And I get headaches reading on an iPad screen for too long, I like the e-ink ☺ 2y
PirateJenny @TheKidUpstairs there's a Kindle app for tablets, including the iPad. But yes the books still have to be in mobi format. I have a very specific reason for using an iPad though: I get any book my company publishes for free but only on an iPad, not any other tablet. And I work for Penguin Random House so that's a lot of free books. ☺ 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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#TBRBingo Bookshelf Edition is all set! (stay tuned for e-book edition)

I gave myself a freebie with Redshirts, because I actually finished it yesterday. But it was on my shelf for so long, and this way I got to colour in my first square 👍

WhatDeeReads Lovely card! No free space. But you have a repeat title. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @WhatDeeReads oops! Thanks for pointing that out! Duplicate has been replaced with 2y
JazzFeathers Welcome to the challenge. This is going to be fun 😊 2y
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Laura317
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It's been awhile since I posted an update on my #LitsyReadingchallenge2017 #LRC2017 I have almost knocked them all out! Just two more and a free space to go!!

saresmoore Awesome! 2y
Lmstraubie 👏👏👏👏👏 2y
Eyelit Way to go! 👏📚👍 2y
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Ehbooklover
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Please don't judge this book by its absolutely horrible cover. I almost did. I'm glad I read it because I ended up liking it way more than I expected to. It's an honest, hilarious, and eye-opening look at life on a Canadian reservation. I really loved the author's authentic and readable style of writing.

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shawnmooney
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I see a few Littens had already found out about it, but it was Twitter that just brought this comic novel to my attention, about life on a First Nations reservation in my home province of Saskatchewan!

shawnmooney And, of course, @Lindy read it a whole year ago! 3y
Cinfhen I love the title❤️ 3y
LeahBergen Of course @Lindy did! 3y
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Lindy @shawnmooney @LeahBergen Please don't tease me about how much I read, okay? One of the things I love about Litsy is that I don't feel freakish for reading so much, but I'm still sensitive about it. I value the connections I've made with both of you, so I'm being honest about this. 3y
Lindy @shawnmooney @LeahBergen I was one of the judges for the Alberta Readers Choice Award in 2012, and this was in my top five. I debated persuasively with the other judges because all five of my picks were chosen. The next step was province-wide public voting. Funny thing is, I can't remember which one won. All were worthy. 3y
shawnmooney @Lindy ❤❤❤ I had no idea and I'm terribly sorry. I will not make any such comments in the future. 💖💖💖 3y
Lindy @shawnmooney Thanks. You are a swell guy all around. 3y
LeahBergen @Lindy I'm so sorry! My teasing was completely with a sense of the comradery we share about being the people that read "all the time". Please forgive me. It won't happen again! ??? 3y
Lindy @LeahBergen Apology accepted. Thanks for being a velocireader comrade. 😊 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Two down. #litsyreadingchallenge2017
On TBR list over a year - Innocent Blood
Judge by the cover - I Could Pee On This

They also work in my #LitsyAtoZ and Goodreads #aroundtheyearin52books challenges.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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ness
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All right, I'm in. #litsyreadingchallenge

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lovelybookshelf
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont

"For me, the real reward was a book to distract myself from our ever-changing landscape. No matter where we went or how we got there, I wanted to know that I could depend on a book to centre myself."

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MarticaMustRead
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?❌✖❌?✖??

"Stocked up at the library" square just completed!!

And I already see at least 4 more squares that I'll be doing this Christmas weekend for sure!!???

?'Free Space'- Hmmmm, probably "Go into a food coma & fall into a nap!!?

Who else wants to play??

Jokila If you buy a dog a sweater online, you can hit three squares 😉 3y
saresmoore I've got a few full lines of bingo here! 3y
Dolly I think I could start & complete the card in any one day😏 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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I read so many good books this month, including some not pictured like THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett, FIRE FIGHT by Jacqueline Guest, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey, and RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME by Cynthia Leitich Smith. But I think I have to go with NOBODY CRIES AT BINGO as the #BestOfNovember because it was so fucking hilarious. But I also loved EVEN THIS PAGE IS WHITE & THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, for very different reasons.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A hilarious, heartfelt collection of short stories about Dawn, a young Cree/Metis woman. Watch nerdy awkward Dawn as she does stuff like peeing her pants, being called "bannock belly," going to bingo with her mom, driving around with her underage cousins, trying to impress boys, and worming her way out of schoolyard fights. The book doesn't shy away from tough realities (alcoholism, poverty, racism) but the focus is always on humour and resilience

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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More tea, more rainy afternoon, more Dawn Dumont.

Dawn learning to drive: "To keep my fear at a minimum, Mom described the driving test in detail. 'Its the worst half hour of your life. They're gonna make you parallel park and you have to be twelve centimetres from the curb. If you're off by even one centimetre, it's all over.' "

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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"Tabitha (older sister) and I were further divided by our innate differences. If you put her in a room full of people, they would be drawn to her quiet confidence in a matter of minutes. If you put me in a group of people, I would find a book and ignore them, too ashamed of my incredible need to be liked to reach out."
Oh Dawn, I get you.

MCYmermaid Great intriguing sharing... 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Ah, a rainy afternoon spent reading a book and drinking Japanese Sencha green tea. That's the life.

Dawn's sister's wedding: "The town hall was done up in pink and white, my sister's favourite colours. It was packed with family, friends, and the uninvited. It wasn't a great wedding unless it was crashed."

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This is possibly the funniest book I've ever read. Cree / Metis author.
At bingo: "At first it was awkward sitting next to the same white people who glared at Native people when they walked into their stores, but after sharing a few nail-biting jackpots, racism faded into the background as they concentrated on the true enemy:
'Goddamn fuckin' bingo caller!'
'I only needed one number for a fucking hour'
'Last fucking time I play at this hall!' "

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Looking for some new #YA? Check out this stack I got at the library, featuring all books by Indigenous women writers either explicitly for or appropriate for teens. Gonna start with Dawn Dumont's NOBODY CRIES AT BINGO. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #NativeReads

Lindy Lots of laughs in 3y
half_book_and_co Thank you, this is great! 3y
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