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Take a Hint, Dani Brown
Take a Hint, Dani Brown: A Novel | Talia Hibbert
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Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him rescuing her from their office building goes viral...
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peanutnine
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This was a great follow-up of the Brown sisters. Hibbert does a wonderful job creating relatable characters & depicting healthy relationships. I especially loved the love interest Zafir who suffers from anxiety & panic attacks because I also struggle with these issues and it was nice to see it handled so well. Dani asks the universe for the perfect f* buddy but is given a fake relationship with Zaf, the romantic
TW: grief, past toxic relationships

Nutmegnc I loved this one!! #rugbae4ever 2w
peanutnine Oh and this is my first completed read for #SeriesRead2022 !! @TheSpineView 2w
TheSpineView Well done! 1w
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dainarmb
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Completed my #DoubleSpin read for this month! It was raunchier in premise than its predecessor and I loved the diverse representation. @TheAromaofBooks

On to my #BookSpin !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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dainarmb
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I'm putting in work but not the work that matters for #BookSpinBingo 😂 Onto my #DoubleSpin book after thoroughly enjoying the first one!

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NikkiCureton
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kplovesbooks Love this quote! ♥️ 3mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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This book was pretty steamy, but I loved it. I don‘t read many modern day romance books, which is odd because Rom/Coms are my preference in films. I loved both the main characters. You are really rooting for both of them and the side stories are really good too. It wasn‘t just about the romance but the lives and struggles of the main characters. I enjoyed it. Wonderful author for when you need a light, enjoyable and happily ever after read.

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SW-T
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Loved Zafir! He was awesome. Glad Dani figured things out and made the big gesture. Along with enjoying the book, I had fun checking out all the fan art. One more sister left in this trilogy. After Zafir and Redford, wondering what type of person Eve will get matched up with.

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elizabethlk
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I absolutely love everything I have read from Talia Hibbert, and this is no exception. It is funny, heartfelt, and sexy. The characters are deeply relatable. I love it. Can't wait to read the last book in the trilogy and more from the author in general.

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Lauren_reading
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When you think a perfect book man doesn‘t exist, along comes Zafir. He‘s emotionally in tune, he loves his family, he reads romance, and he understands and is dealing with the trauma he‘s been through. I thought he and Dani were totally worthy of social media fame and a cute hashtag.

Fake dating turned more is a favorite trope of mine. And then throw in opposites attract and I‘m hooked.

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Samary
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Exactly what I wanted and needed in my life right now! Finished this one up and began Act Your Age Eve Brown immediately 🤩

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Sharpeipup
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Cheering Hubby on during employee table tennis tournament and discreetly listening to an audiobook at the same time. Multitasking!

Nute That‘s a fun employee team building event! 5mo
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Nutmegnc
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This actually surpassed the hype…it was even better than I expected! It‘s hilarious, sex-positive, with diverse characters, and spicy!! Love the witty banter, the fine nuances of the story, and the bisexual mc. She‘s thick, smart, rich, nerdy and did I mention smart? #Dr.Rugbae for the win!

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kera_11
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Yes!

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kimmypete1
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Enjoyed this a lot better than the first one!

Gissy Me too! 6mo
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Eggbeater
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I liked Get a Life, Chloe Brown a little better than this book because I related so much to Chloe's chronic pain, but the story was cute and I admired Dani. I am trying to get used to that level of sappy and happiness in my books. I did think Zafir's anxiety was portrayed well and he had good coping mechanisms.

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Beautifulbookmama
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Enjoying the banter and spice of the second book in this series.

#romancebooks #spicyread #booklovers #summerbooks #recommendedreading

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Gissy
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I enjoyed this book more that the first one. I think Dani and Zaf were still in the process of an emotional healing and together they would discover these fears. It is second chance romance story, just to give themselves another opportunity to love and be loved. There were so many funny parts including those “sexy” ones. 3.5⭐️

Gissy #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks
#RomanceAThon (YouTube) promot-romance author‘s backlist
#PrideMonth Dany identified herself as bisexual
#2021Goals complete series already started
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TheAromaofBooks I've been meaning to read this series for a while now!! 7mo
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WomanistBibliophile
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You‘re brave. Most people, when something scars us, we hide it.

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Ivonnini
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“Honey are you crying?”
“No, I am leaking masculine pain trough my eyes”

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AileenRR
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Mehso-so

I liked the characters a lot, but I think the audiobook format is the wrong way for me to go with this series. Took me a long time to get into the story and I spaced out frequently. So maybe it was me, not the book 🤷🏻‍♀️

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TheRomanticEscape
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This was everything!! It‘s so funny, romantic and steamy!! The book also tackles important issues like anxiety and dealing with the death of loved ones. The characters Dani and Zafir are both so loveable, and their chemistry was HOT!! They balance each other out. I loved this book so so much.

britt_brooke I enjoyed this series so much. Btw, welcome to Litsy! 8mo
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ke1lbe1l
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“It‘s good that you realize you‘re more valuable as a person than an idea-machine.”

Taking some advice from Zafir‘s words of wisdom and celebrating the successful end of a tough work week with a tired puppy, snacks and a good book.

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annahenke
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Love Talia Hubert! Excited to start this new one! #romantsy

monalyisha This was my favorite of the series! 💖 8mo
annahenke @monalyisha oh that‘s fun to know! 8mo
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DimeryRene
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My face this whole book. I loved Get a Life, Chloe Brown. But I loved this one more!!!

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kspenmoll
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“This book had teeth and it sucked me dry.”

-Talia Hibbert, Acknowledgments

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julesG
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Second book in the series.

Another flawed pair. Another wonderful story.

#audiobook

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BookishMarginalia
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Fun weekend reading!

Gissy I just bought it!! 9mo
Cupcake12 I‘ve just picked up this from the library x 9mo
WanderingBookaneer @Gissy ¡La serie es buenísima! 9mo
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ravenlee
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Another win from Talia Hibbert. A male romance MC who reads...romance novels and has mental health concerns, a female MC who thinks romance is bunk, and tons of chemistry. Very fun, looking forward to Eve‘s story.

First finish of #AnyWayYouReadathon actually happened yesterday; I‘m late on posts.

kimmypete1 Sounds great! 9mo
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ravenlee
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Jumping into the #AnyWayYouReadathon today through Sunday, and #AwesomeApril Saturday through following Sunday. Goals for the short term: finish the tagged (using for “a library book” because I forgot to put it on my #bookspin list), continue 2ch/day of Tess, start Are You There, God? It‘s Me, Margaret and/or Sanity and Tallulah (free space).

Longer term add Beneath the Wheel and The Raconteur‘s Commonplace Book to set up several bingos.

Eggbeater Thanks for joining! 9mo
kimmypete1 Blast from the past! I loved this book so much as a kid! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 9mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 9mo
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ravenlee
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“She simply places too much value on being nice.”
“I cannot fathom why.” Gigi sounded genuinely bamboozled. “Niceness is incredibly dull.”

Gotta love call-it-like-it-is grandmas. Also, reminds me of Into the Woods - nice is different than good.

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okthislooksbad
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The joy brought to me by the Brown Sisters is extreme and I love them.
Also the narrator, Ione Butler, is just.. *chef's kiss* ❤️

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DimeryRene
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Hashtag rug-bae 🥰

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ravenlee
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - of course there‘s more for the kiddo. Red Mars was in the giveaway bin, so I‘ll give it a whirl. Others are compulsive series devouring.

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KailaSimone
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I finished Get A Life, Chloe Brown yesterday and had this book delivered today so that I could immediately continue with the series. So excited to read more of Talia‘s work. The inclusivity and the thoughtfulness in her writing is just *chef‘s kiss*

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sb3626
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Okay I loved it! #DrRugbae

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sb3626
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With the third book coming out this month I decided to give this one a try! I am hoping I like the male lead more than I liked Red.

britt_brooke I liked Zaf more than Red. Looking forward to the 3rd installment! (edited) 11mo
sb3626 @britt_brooke so far I‘m really enjoying the banter between the him and Dani. I am already liking Zaf a lot. 11mo
britt_brooke @sb3626 Overall, I liked this better than the first one, but I enjoyed Chloe, too. It‘s a thoughtful, fun series. 💚 11mo
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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️*re-read to prepare for the next book - out Tuesday!* It was fun reading this back to back with the first book in the series! I can say that though I like Chloe‘s book more, Dani‘s is funny, sexy, sweet, etc. This book is definitely very spicy, and Hibbert lets her characters just be who they are, which I appreciate. She is so talented at writing multi-faceted characters & sweet, funny dialogue. I can‘t wait to read what‘s next!

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MallenNC
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I finished this one yesterday just in time to get a #BookSpin bingo for February. I liked this but not as much as Get a Life, Chloe Brown. It just took longer to get anywhere and also the fake daring trope is not my favorite. But she always does strong characters. Anxiety, which one of people the main couple has, is treated with care and not as a joke. That was refreshing. I‘m looking forward to reading the last sister‘s story next.

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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟🌟

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mcctrish
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I wanted some romance and that‘s what this book is. It‘s sweet and pretty steamy too. It‘s not amazing but I did like the witty banter. It‘s a quick and easy feel good read.

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An out-of-context photo of doctorate student Dani and ex-rugby star Zafir accidentally goes viral: #DrRugbae. Work friends - with secret crushes - they decide to feign a relationship since the weird internet attention has garnered positive attention for his thoughtful nonprofit. The fake relationship trope has been done to death, but I dig the predictability. Frustrating, charming, and witty; the perfect snowed/iced-in steamy read.

Cinfhen Love the review 🥰 11mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 🤗 11mo
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mcctrish
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Started this today. I watched Bridgerton and now I want all the love stories

annahenke I‘m totally in the same mood 11mo
mcctrish @annahenke ❤️ 11mo
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ScientistSam
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I understand the hype. This was a really good romance about loving people for who they are, not who you wish them to be or who you want to change them into. My first Talia Hibbert, but it certainly won't be my last.
4.5💗
#romantsy

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valeriegeary
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Started this one last night. On page 150 this morning. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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wonderflood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
Book #14: This book was such a ray of light after some big romance flops that I‘ve read lately. I laughed out loud, teared up, & felt all the warm fuzzies I love about reading romance. It was complex & I loved the depth of the characters, from the mental health representation to the fact that the MC is bisexual 💗 This book didn‘t fall into any of the main pitfalls of romance tropes & I can‘t wait to check out the rest of the series!

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rsteve388
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I really appreciate this author note.
#TriggerWarnings

britt_brooke 💚 I‘m reading this now and felt the same. More authors should do this. 11mo
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Laughterhp
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Wow! Great pick Rachel! I absolutely loved this romance book! Dani and Zafir are both amazing people and an adorable couple. I‘m so glad this was on your list so I read it!

#NewYearWhoDis
#BookSpinBingo

rachelsbrittain Yay!! I'm so glad you liked it! 12mo
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Jeannineth
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I need some light fluffy romance . So I‘m going to see what all the hype is surrounding Talia Hubert.

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AlizaApp
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A fun romance novel with both fake dating AND friends-to-lovers tropes. But it works! Dani is busy and bossy, Zaf needs to capitalize on his 15 minutes of fame for his charity, they agree to help each other out. I liked this one even more than the first in the series I think.

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ChasingOm
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Knowing this community, this question might be two days late, but I still want to know! If you've read your first book of 2021, did it feature characters from marginalized communities?

I read the tagged and I LOVED the representation of anxiety -- and the fact that it was the male character that dealt with it! There was also queer representation, the MCs were both people of color, and plenty of body diversity. ❤️

#IntegrateYourShelf

ChasingOm By the way, if anyone wants to be tagged (or wants to be removed from being tagged) in #IntegrateYourShelf for 2021, just let me know in the comments! 13mo
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Butterfinger I think this is considered a socially excluded group. An abused woman who was kept from society because of her origins and now being abused by her husband. An example of how women were treated during the Soviet-Afghan War. 13mo
TheBookHippie I had to catch up on Holocaust reading as I am part of the sounding board for the curriculum. So all Jewish. I am starting one on Autism Japanese Author 13mo
Skygoddess1 Currently reading “My Grandmother‘s Hands”, “Reaper of Souls”, “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms”, and “The Awakening of Malcolm X” 13mo
Maria514626 I‘m going to finish The tagged book. I keep getting distracted by other books even though this is a good one! 13mo
Butterfinger @Maria514626 I really liked Less. 13mo
Liz_M My first few books are going to be international/translated works, but not necessarily marginalized communities within the countries represented. I do plan to continue reading one anti-racism book each month, but I haven't chosen this month's book yet. 13mo
TheBookHippie @ChasingOm my autism book tagged is a book in translation !!! 13mo
ChasingOm @Butterfinger & @TheBookHippie , you‘ve got some heavy reading! @Skygoddess1 & @Maria514626 , those all sound great! @Liz_M , that‘s a really great point to make for my future posts. I think I just need to say “diverse communities,” although I‘m trying not to center certain experiences over others...it‘s hard to find the right words! 13mo
marleed Well, my first book of 2021 was about zombies- I couldn‘t resist pulling it of my shelves for a pandemic NYE read. But my Bookspin is 12 years a slave and I‘m excited to read it. I‘m currently reading The Office of Historical Corrections and I like it. It‘s a short book of stories, and I‘ve discovered I absorb them best when read one story a day. I‘m committed to including BLM books into my reading. 13mo
wanderinglynn I haven‘t started it yet, but yes it does and it explores the conjunction between structural racism and generation ships. (Or at least that‘s what the blurb says) 😉 13mo
umbrellagirl I would love to be added to this tag. Looking back at my recap from 2020 made me realise that I really need some diversity in my reading. I just finished this one about multigenerational Mexican-American family. Would love to see what others are reading. 13mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m reading a light cozy mystery- that features a Native American as a primary character. I love it and am almost finished. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I will be very curious about your thoughts. I‘ve worked with individuals with autism for most of my adult life, and my first masters included significant training in ABA. I worry about how to know this is truly the child‘s own voice. Especially a 13 year old with so much to learn about life in general. Does it seem legitimate? 13mo
MeganAnn @ChasingOm I‘d love to be tagged! I just finished A Memory Called Empire. LGBQIA+ author and characters. Loved it! There are several diverse books on my list for January but I‘m not quite sure what I‘m starting next yet. 13mo
MeganAnn @Chrissyreadit what‘s the title of the cozy you‘re reading? I haven‘t had very good luck finding diverse cozies. 13mo
ChasingOm @MeganAnn & @umbrellagirl , you‘ve got it! I‘ll tag you in next week‘s prompt. 😄 And @Chrissyreadit , I wanna know the cozy too, hah! 13mo
ChasingOm @MeganAnn , have you read the series that starts with 13mo
MeganAnn @ChasingOm I have not! Just added it to my TBR list. 13mo
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit I am ABA trained I am fluent in sign language in autism form and ASL my nephew is severely autistic nonverbal and is 20 now. My nursing career started in institutions and group homes locked units for violent men and men with 0-18 month cognitive levels this was early 80s. I worked in that field fulltime 1983-1998 and then part time as I switched to full time violent Alzheimer‘s units. So we shall see what the book reads to me🤷🏽‍♀️ 13mo
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit I imagine it‘s still his truth the spectrum is so large. High functioning I imagine not far enough in to judge (edited) 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I look forward to your thoughts! I started out working in group homes too BTW! (Early 90‘s) and I worked in the first group home for dual dx Individuals with Alzheimer‘s in NYC- that was an amazing learning experience but not a job I loved. I prefer working with children and families. The background of older individuals in that time was horrific in most cases. One of the group homes was specific for Willowbrook case clients. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @MeganAnn yes- I would love some diverse cozy mysteries it‘s eye opening to think there aren‘t many. @Avanders @BethM @Mommamanzi do you know of any? 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly My first read of the year has queer main characters of color! 13mo
Mommamanzi Man... I never really thought of it but most the ones that I have read/have been given to me are about white women that are in their late 20‘s. Now I need to go on the hunt! 13mo
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit all of the backgrounds were horrific for mine just gut wrenching. It‘s why I volunteered as a Douala for teens for 28 years. Life. 13mo
Maria514626 If you‘re looking for a fun, sweet book, read this one. The MC is gay. It takes place in the 1700s(?). I loved it and will likely read again (something I rarely do). (edited) 13mo
Blaire My first read of the year is 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie I‘m jealous. I want to be a doula or midwife. 13mo
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit it‘s a LOT. Many deaths moms babies both more than should ever happen in this country. But the JOY of when it all goes well... no words can describe. I retired from it four years ago. I do however consult🤍 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie it‘s one more way that we do not actually value human life in this country. 13mo
BethM @Chrissyreadit I agree with @Mommamanzi . I know V.M. Burns is a poc author but I haven‘t gotten to her book yet. Also last round had a male poc cop was it the dog bakery ones? The paranormal museum series has a black male cop too. (edited) 13mo
ncsufoxes The tagged book is in my Kindle. I‘ve been reading Samantha Irby‘s “Meaty” and she discussed a lot of what it was like growing up poor and with parents that had chronic illnesses. She very open about her past and the struggles she has endured. I‘ve started “The Purpose of Power” but I‘ve been trying to read papers so I haven‘t read as much as I‘d like. 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie when can we have our virtual coffee meet up? I think I would love to talk and hear about the work you‘ve done 13mo
ChasingOm @Maria514626 I was really enjoying that book, but my husband has a seizure disorder and I can‘t read about them. 🤦🏻‍♀️ @Blaire I‘m hoping to read both of her books this year; that‘s a chunky first read! 😄 13mo
ChasingOm @Clare-Dragonfly & @ncsufoxes those books all sound great! 13mo
Blaire @ChasingOm warmth of other suns is in my top 10 of the last decade. So so good. I learned so much and it‘s told through personal stories is it reads more like a novel. 13mo
TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit let me get through week one of back to school 😩🤣 then Wednesday usually works ! 13mo
Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie wed usually works well for me 13mo
rockpools My first read of the year was Kim Jiyoung, about gender equality (or lack thereof) in South Korea. I‘m also reading an ARC about a British Indian-Ugandan family, which is much more diverse - I wasn‘t sure to start, but I think it‘s won me over. 13mo
ChasingOm Oh, that ARC sounds really good @rockpools ! 13mo
Maria514626 My first was “Less.” It didn‘t feel like #integrateyourshelf. Know what I mean? Now I‘m reading “If I Was Your Girl.” Yowza! 12mo
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