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Juneteenth
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.
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Kristy_K
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June Stats

Lots of romances this month and catching up with my Netgalley backlog. Also a lot of 3 star reads. Pretty much sums up June too lol.

#stats

xxjenadanxx I need to dedicate some time to my Netgalley list this month. 3w
Kristy_K @xxjenadanxx It seems to never stop growing! (edited) 3w
xxjenadanxx I know! Isn‘t it wonderful? Lol. 3w
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Kristy_K @xxjenadanxx It absolutely is! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A successful month of reading. 💖📖💖 3w
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TrishB
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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And one big pan for The Lamentations of Zeno......

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 19, that's fantastic! 💖📖💖 3w
Cathythoughts Well done 👍🏻♥️📚 3w
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BooknerdsLife Wow! That‘s incredible 😱📚👏🏼👏🏼 3w
TrishB @BooknerdsLife thank you 👍🏻 3w
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ChrisBohjalian
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Today is #Juneteenth.

Crazeedi We call it "jalune" lol? 1mo
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howjessreads
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Quick repost for anyone who missed it over the weekend — I‘m hosting #30junebooks here and on Instagram. If you participate & tag me on at least 15 of the 30 days, you‘ll be entered in a drawing for a $15 Amazon gift card. There‘s still plenty of time to hit 15! 🙂

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Kshakal
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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This one looks really fun! If you haven‘t ever done a picture challenge, you should join us!!! #30junebooks @howjessreads

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Traci1
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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#JuneTBR

Redshirts and Concrete Blonde are already in progress. Most of the others are holds that have just come through from the library or are just about to. What are you most excited to read next month?

RamsFan1963 OH WOW!! I looooved Ice Station!! Its an insanely crazy thrill ride. Don't be surprised if you're up at 3 am reading one more chapter cause something mind blowing ended the last chapter. 2mo
Traci1 @RamsFan1963 lol, that's good to hear. I've only read Great Zoo of China by him, but it was tons of fun and impossible to put down. 2mo
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Eki
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readordierachel I loved The Animators! What did you think? 12mo
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sudi
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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This month was okay, but i'm happy with the result cause i'm getting a lot of reading done since i joined Litsy. For many years i wasn't able to complete my goodreads challenge and even though i was late to join i'm 4 books ahead now , which is a great thing for me cause i'm a very slow reader 😃

#junestats #june2018 #monthlywrapup #monthlystats

Mdargusch For a slow reader, you had a great month! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
sudi Thank you so much @Mdargusch 🤗🤗😘 13mo
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Librarybelle
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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My stats for June...I really wanted to finish something today, but I‘m fighting off yet another headache, thanks to the hot temps outside. July may be a time to finish a lot of these in progress books. I also need to get back to #13books13weeks . Crossing my fingers!

TheHeartlandBookFairy Here's hoping the headache goes away and allows for some good reading time! 13mo
Librarybelle Thanks, @TheHeartlandBookFairy ! I‘m much better today, so will hopefully get some reading time in this evening. 13mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Librarybelle , so good to hear this! 13mo
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Samplergal
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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My June Stats! I won‘t tell you how many of those were “planned” in late May, but it didn‘t make 25%. I think I should just stop trying to set goals. I‘m using more audiobooks as my walks and runs are increasing. #june2018

SilversReviews Love the library card you use. 😊 13mo
Kaye I don‘t set goals. Ruins the enjoyment of a good book if I know I have a time frame and more books needing to be completed. Reading should be fun, not a chore. It looks to me like you got a lot done in one month and nothing wrong with using more audiobooks. It‘s still reading, with your ears. 13mo
Samplergal @Kaye I didn‘t until Goodreads and Litsy. I should just read what I want, although I have some personal goals, like reading 10 Mann Booker winners/finalists. (6/10) and of course the book club books. I‘m trying to downsize, so I‘m trying to read some physical books and let them go. 13mo
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Samplergal @SilversReviews Thanks. I‘m starting a reading/travel blog and will be using them at times. 13mo
Kaye Will you be going completely to kindle and audiobooks then ? Maybe you could sell some of your books and use the money to stock up more of the others. How soon are you leaving ? 13mo
mrozzz Great job!! 13mo
Samplergal @Kaye not completely to audiobooks. I just can‘t. I have a few books that I will never give up, but yes, mostly audiobooks from the library/Libby. I should try to sell them but usually just give away. I think our time frame is Februaryish. Have to find the right RV first. That‘s where we are presently. It‘s a lot of work 13mo
Kaye I‘ll be excited to hear and see photos of your journey. Sounds exciting ! 13mo
StellarDoc I have a set of these cards! Now I know what to do with them! 13mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Today is #Juneteenth. From #RalphEllison's novel of that name: "But what a feeling can come over a man just from seeing the things he believes in and hopes for symbolized in the concrete form of a man." #Emancipation #Hope #CivilRights #HumanRights #Juneteenth2018

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MaleficentBookDragon
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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#riotgrams

Spell June

Jane Austen Book Club
Uninvited
Naked Brunch
Eaters of the Dead

It is also a very creepy #spinepoetry

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SilversReviews
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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SilversReviews If you want to play, spell June with book titles. Thanks for the fun...going to share on other social media too. @bookriot (edited) 13mo
SilversReviews Hi @irre - missed seeing you on here. Is school over? 13mo
irre Not yet @SilversReviews So busy with the end of the school year both with my own kids and at work. 13mo
SilversReviews @irre I figured things were busy. Hope the last few days go well. 13mo
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SilversReviews
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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In case you haven‘t seen this. Looks fun.

Are you going to join in?

#ReadingResolutions
@Jess7

Jess7 🤗🤗 13mo
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guinsgirlreads
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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toofondofbooks
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Jess7 🤗🤗🤗 14mo
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Jerdencon
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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The bottom four books need to be read by June 30th for various postal book clubs including #lmpbc and #1001books plus one book for the #aummerreadingchallenge and one for me! June is going to be busy too so reading will have to be done in between events!

Eggs Love Fiona Davis 14mo
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lesliemarie
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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1. I can hear either
2. Music
3. June 14th
4. 5th and 10th
5. Ok!

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

RadicalReader @lesliemarie I think that‘s awesome that you hear both words 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
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parasolofdoom
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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It's not you, it's me. I am just not in a place right now, when I'm mostly reading at the end if very trying days, to unravel meaning from lots of stream of consciousness. For the same reason I don't think I'd try to tackle Faulkner right now. I'm going to try The Invisible Man instead someday, possibly should have started there.

caitlintx I still have nightmares about The Invisible Man. Not exactly the content of the book, but mostly how dry and awful it was! 1y
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goodbyefrancie
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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From my #tbr. I just got a rave review of this one from a friend, so it may have to move up the stack.
#riotgrams #blackwriters

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parasolofdoom
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Started a few days ago but haven't got very far. A lot -- A LOT -- of stream of consciousness which is always hard for me to read even in small doses.

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Purrfectpages
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Here's what I read for the month of June. Technically not done with Talking As Fast As I Can or Dating You/Hating You yet, but there's the rest of today! I also didn't finish the audio of Furiously Happy. Didn't love any books this month. Everything was just okay to me. #bestofjune #junebookbugs #wrapup #splashintosummereads

Bks4Wrms I'm trying to trudge through It's Always The Husband, 78 more pages to go...😣 2y
Purrfectpages @Bks4Wrms I feel your pain lol 2y
RealLifeReading Hope July will bring great reads! 2y
Purrfectpages @RealLifeReading you and me both! 2y
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BookishFeminist
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Happy #Juneteenth! If you're unfamiliar with the tradition, Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates the official legal end of slavery on June 19, 1865. ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

No better way to celebrate than with a novel about it by the amazing Ralph Ellison. Has anyone read this?

vivastory I wasn't aware of this! Will remedy quickly, "Invisible Man" is a favorite. 2y
BooksForEmpathy Oooh thanks for sharing! Happy Juneteenth! 2y
RanaElizabeth Yay for Juneteenth! My old library back in Portland did a huge celebration for today which is when I first learned about it. 2y
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dariazeoli
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Planned #junereads #tbr - including my 3 pending #NetGalley ARCs and resuming my King chronological read.

Reviewsbylola Hedgehog is fantastic. 2y
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RealLifeReading
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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How did we reach the last week of May already? Hope you guys are having a good month and that you will all join in for a new month, this time it's #junebookbugs. Feel free to repost!
(Thank yous to @RaimeyGallant for the hashtag suggestion and @saresmoore for the attractive authors idea!)

TrishB Cool 👍 look forward to it 2y
saresmoore Yassss 2y
Kalalalatja Yay! Looking forward to playing along 👏 2y
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RaimeyGallant Screenshot saved!!! 2y
batsy Nice one @saresmoore, I'm most excited for that 😍 2y
Dragon Looks like a lot of fun! 👍 2y
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SaraBeagle
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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The story of a white, race-baiting senator and his deathbed conversations with a Black preacher. Because the story is made up mostly of memories, the narration jumps around quite a bit. But the prose is amazing. And Ellison does not hide his opinion of politicians!

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SaraBeagle
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Just two more left on my #LitsyAtoZ. I'll be able to check this one off my #MountTBR too!

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guinsgirlreads
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Anything in this box for me mom?! 😹😽 #catsoflitsy #secretsantagoespostal @CouronneDhiver

rubyslippersreads The box is for you, kitty! 😻😸📦 2y
CouronneDhiver Aw, poor kitty... just have to wait and see... 2y
guinsgirlreads 😽😽 2y
guinsgirlreads Thank you! So excited! 2y
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brendanmleonard
Juneteenth: A Novel | Ralph Ellison
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Happy Juneteenth, everyone! Big day in history today - expect a couple more of these!

becausekafka Happy Juneteenth!! Fellow Texan? 3y
brendanmleonard No, just interested in the subject/history. 😃 3y
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