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My Own Words
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women s rights, and popular culture. "My Own Words" offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America s most influential women."
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nomadreader
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Hooked_on_books 🙌🏼 2mo
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Scochrane26
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My #bookhaul today in Columbus. Decided it‘s finally time to learn more about the Notorious RBG.

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Aimeesue
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There are no words big enough. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The crowd was HUGE. The Fire Marshall actually shut down the whole floor because there were too many people up there. By the time I got up there, she was 10 minutes into her talk and a lot of us just sat outside and watched the live-stream. Still pretty cool!

#NatBookFest

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lynneamch
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#WashingtonDC. National Book Festival. August 31. Any #littens going? #NatBookFest2019

DivineDiana I would love to go! 4mo
jmtrivera I'll be there! 4mo
LauraJ RBG! 4mo
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Susanita I will be a volunteer. Don‘t know my assignment yet. 4mo
tpixie @Bookworm83 - we've got to figure out how to have you all join our slack group! National book festival 2018 4mo
Bookworm83 @jmtrivera @Susanita @tpixie @lynneamch We have a Slack channel for people going to the NatBookFest. Here is the link if you‘d like to join https://join.slack.com/t/teamnbf2018/shared_invite/enQtNzIxODU2MzIzMDQzLWUxZWMyO... (edited) 4mo
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These were from Books-a-million in New Bern. We don‘t have one close by, so we went a little crazy. #bookhaul #2of3

Graciouswarriorprincess I wish we had a BAM close to us. I go to the one in Rocky Mount. 5mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ok, perhaps I did this a bit backward. I read Notorious RBG first, but honestly the two books really do compliment each other. This one focuses largely on her career thus far in the Supreme Court, the importance of collegiality among justices, and of course, the art of dissenting. The audio version has several recordings of her speeches plus one from her beloved husband Marty that utterly filled my heart. RBG is truly an icon.

Megabooks Stacked! 👍🏻👏🏻 5mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks I think you‘ll like it! Very different from what I expected, but insightful. 5mo
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Went for a 5 mile run/walk this morning at the greenway. It‘s heating up out there already. 🥵 Almost finished with the tagged book.

This week is going to be a little wonky because my boys have preseason soccer camp which means I‘ll miss my normal gym time. Going with the flow! The soccer fields are by this greenway so I see a lot of walking and a little running ahead.

Have a great week, everyone! 💪🏻📖🎧

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow

julesG Going with the flow!!! 5mo
Megabooks Adapting well, my friend!! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
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britt_brooke @julesG 💪🏻 Going with the flow has really helped me this round, so thank you! 5mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 😙 5mo
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 5mo
Reecaspieces You go! 5mo
britt_brooke @Reecaspieces ☺️🙌🏻 5mo
imabusybee At least the view is pretty Enjoy!! 💜 5mo
britt_brooke @imabusybee Thank you! 5mo
Reviewsbylola Do your kids start school soon? Our district is 8/13! So close! 4mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Yes - August 5th here! Except kindergarten, they have one half day that week then start full time on the 12th. Is your little one starting kindergarten or does she have one more year? 4mo
Reviewsbylola She starts kindergarten this year but our kindergarten is a staggered start so her first day will actually be 8/15. 8/5 is insanely close!!! 4mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Super close, but my 7 year old is so ready to get back into a routine and see his buds. Little man is excited to start kindergarten, but being quiet and listening will be .... challenging. 😆 4mo
Reviewsbylola That is exactly the same with Florence. I can‘t wait for kindergarten to whip her into shape. 😂 4mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆 There‘s something about that second born, I swear! 4mo
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janerzy
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“As society sees what women can do, as women see what women can do, there will be more women out there doing things, and we will all be better off for it.”
#wearedifferent #weareone #RBG

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sarahbarnes
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This is an incredibly well-done biography of Justice Ginsburg, told through her writings, speeches, and legal opinions over the decades. Seeing the full span of her legal scholarship on gender, race, and sexuality in one book is awe-inspiring and reaffirms why she is a force to be reckoned with. 💪 I love that the audio book uses archival recordings to deliver the text whenever available.

RaimeyGallant Adding! 7mo
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Traci1
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Both of these are on my wishlist. This is what #justice looks like to me.

#StarTrekSummerMay
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Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 love RBG!! 7mo
BooknerdsLife Yes 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼💙 7mo
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sarahbarnes
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I laughed and cried on my commute this morning listening to Justice Ginsburg give a speech written by her late husband two months to the day following his death. She told the story (in her husband‘s words) of the case she took on in the 70s that helped launch her efforts to establish the unconstitutionality of laws that discriminate on the basis of sex.

WanderingBookaneer I‘ve been on an RBG kick this month. I‘ve read 8mo
WanderingBookaneer I moved on to Sandra Day O‘Connor. My current read is 8mo
sarahbarnes @WanderingBookaneer I love it! And also that you‘re reading Justice O‘Connor‘s biography - I need to get to that. I‘m also interested in reading 8mo
WanderingBookaneer I have that one, but haven‘t gotten to it yet. 8mo
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sarahbarnes
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Current audiobook. I‘m such a fan, and the audio version of this book is incredible because so many of the pieces are in her voice as archival recordings. She also reads the preface. ❤️💪

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CindyE09
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Happy #internationalwomensday! Finished the tagged book awhile ago and absolutely loved it. RBG is one of my personal heroes, and I loved reading the collection of excerpts from her personal writings and speeches. Can‘t wait to see the movie based on her life!

SharonAlger Happy International Women‘s Day! 9mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Really enjoyed this on audio-it features archival recordings of the Justice‘s speeches- though it got a little long toward the end. #rbg #LitsyAtoZ:G

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ghandigl
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She explained. She elaborated. She scolded. She demurred. She even laughed. Ultimately, she conquered.

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Listening to this in the car, and LOVING the use of archival recordings as part of the audio!

Deborah42 I came thisclose to buying it in the bookstore today, but I think I‘m going to get the audiobook instead. 10mo
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CindyE09
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My birthday haul from Barnes & Noble yesterday. About 1/3 of the way through the tagged book and am loving it!! Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is such an inspiration for women, I am honored to be reading her words and learning from her. Highly recommend!

AmyG Happy Birthday! 10mo
CindyE09 @AmyG Thank you! 10mo
diovival Happy birthday! 10mo
Elma Happy Birthday! 10mo
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Factaddict73
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This ( the Audible version) is not a book that you can listen to while doing the dishes or folding laundry. It requires total concentration, and frequent backtracks ( I even changed mine from 15 seconds to 60... you‘ll understand why if you listen to it) to get total understanding of the concepts. For that reason, I am taking much longer to get through this wonderful story. Best part: hearing her recorded voice giving talks...Gives it LIFE!

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MelissaSue81
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Hubby and I went and watched this yesterday and thought it was excellent. I didn‘t love the Notorious RBG book, but now would like to read more books about her. I have the tagged book on my shelf and we got another one in at work. Any recommendations on a good one? Has anyone read Sisters in Law about her and Sandra Day O‘Connor?

nudibranch I saw this last night too! Absolutely loved it. Haven't found any books yet, but th are are some great interviews with her that you can find on YouTube. 11mo
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ghandigl
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When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one‘s ability to persuade.

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Mitch
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Inspiring reading ... dipping in a chapter at a time. 👏🏻👏🏻

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JoyBlue
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. . . Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall reminded us that while the Constitution's endurance is indeed something to celebrate, the framers themselves had a distinctly limited vision of those who counted among we the people. Qualified voters when the nation was new bore a more-than-passing resemblance to the framers. The franchise was confined to property-owning adult white males.... [part 5 ch 4 64% 8:28:45]

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JoyBlue
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I find RBG fascinating, yet the two books I've read about her leave me somewhat flat. Is it the writing? Or the editing? In any event, the audiobook included substantial historical recordings in her own voice. The rest of the narration was done (well) by Linda Lavin.

JoyBlue @Gezemice 😎 11mo
Factaddict73 I also have the Audible version, and it is enthralling! Another situation where the verbal outranks the visual! Quotes and talks are recorded from Judge Ginsberg‘s original addresses, so we get to hear her inflections, and... her laughter!! Her husband is quite a raconteur, also, and he obviously was a man very much in love with his tiny lady. Love it even though it can be a slog! ( I‘m NOT a lawyer, but I am learning lots about the law!) 10mo
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looking_for_mikaela
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I‘m traveling a lot this upcoming year, starting early with a cross country road trip and eventual move to Spain. My goal is to make time every place I stop to read a few chapters. Also to finish the ever growing pile next to my bookshelf of “to reads”. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#sundayfunday @sebrittain thanks for the prompting!!

sebrittainclark Thanks for participating! 🎉❤🎉❤🎉 12mo
zsuzsanna_reads Sounds exciting! 12mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Part 👩🏻‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️👩🏻‍⚖️:

... she genuinely loves humanity, dedicating her career to providing legal solutions to genuine human struggles.

This will top my best of 2018 list. I look forward to learning more intending to purchase both a hard & audio copy of this book. An unintentional case study of the modern businesswoman, she is an icon worthy of the notoriety, praise & accolades accorded to her. I am beyond impressed.

Valink This is the one and only book I received as a gift this year. I‘m looking forward to reading it! 12mo
MellieAntoinette @Valink It was an incredible biography. I hope you love it! (edited) 12mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Part 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️:

It is the very nature of mankind to evolve, to change. It is the nature of the law to remain static in words even as human nature interprets the original through the telescope of modern public thought. In listening to this biography (which you should do as the audiobook is incredible), I am more than a little bit proud of RBG - not just because she loves the law with her whole heart, but ...

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MellieAntoinette
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Part 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️:

I am surprised by how raw this particular portrait is. After all, the whole point of being a public figure is, to a certain extent, to control the story. It is refreshing to realize how much courage (read: how much self-confidence) it takes to let history speak for itself. To trust that even if your stance has evolved, so perhaps has the issue before you.

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MellieAntoinette
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Part 👩🏻‍⚖️ 👩🏻‍⚖️:

She is no longer just anything anymore. Told using archive recordings, court transcripts and personal interviews, this is, for all intents and purposes, a pure biography void of embellishments, justifications or modern rewrites to public history. It is exactly as the title states - the Notorious RBG in her own words as they were delivered at the time.

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MellieAntoinette
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Brace yourself - this is a long one! Part👩🏻‍⚖️

I didn‘t know anything about Ruth Bader Ginsburg before starting this book. Other than at some point in my youth, she miraculously appeared on the Supreme Court like some kind of judicial immaculate conception. All this is to say that for me she was not an icon, she was not anyone I could associate any particular words, legal positioning or political stances with. She was just a lawyer!

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MellieAntoinette
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“A sense of humor is required for those who would advance social change.”

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MaryRomine
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Getting smarter with every turn of the page.

pandako where can i buy this book 12mo
Factaddict73 Get the Audible, and hear her say her own words! (& heat her laugh!) I am absolutely flabbergasted that I had the sense/luck to get the Audible instead of a “book” book! ‘‘Tis is another one that adds major points due to hearing. But now I hafta get the paper one to look at the pictures! Library, I guess! 10mo
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Shemac77
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I‘m weak.

MayJasper They both look fascinating 😍 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Ooohhh. I will almost certainly also be so weak (GOOD choices!!!) 😂😂😂 1y
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RavenLovelyReads
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I haven‘t made my own coffee since May 😳My daily coffee habit has gotten a bit out of control 💸.I did the math- this Far less of an expense. I can‘t wait to make my own cuppa tomorrow! Oh! And the library had some books for me! #notoriousrbg

Aims42 I love my Keurig 💗 1y
RavenLovelyReads @Aims42 I‘ve always enjoyed mine too! I‘ve been holding off on buying one, but I really miss making my coffee. I can‘t wait until the morning! Cheers! ☕️ 1y
Aims42 @RavenLovelyReads Cheers to that! ☕️ 😍 1y
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laur89 I use my Keurig almost every day!! Nothing like a good cup of coffee while reading 😋 1y
Schnoebs It‘s even cheaper if you use a reusable Keurig pod and buy bags of coffee 1y
RavenLovelyReads @laur89 I totally agree! Sometimes I‘ll drink a decaf while I read if I‘ve had too much “real” coffee. I just enjoy a cup while I‘m reading 😊 1y
RavenLovelyReads @Schnoebs It totally is cheaper that way! And better for the environment too 😇 1y
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mrsmarch
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Stopped at BN before Girl #1 OT. #bookhaul #powerfulwomen

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BrainyHeroine
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Just bought 6 Non-fiction titles, a best selling series for my Kindle, and a new audiobook by one of my favorite authors. Expect a book haul post ASAP! (Like tomorrow or Saturday) #LitGoals #BookMonster #NewBooks #BookAddict

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Story of my life. 💕 1y
riversong153 I‘m traveling next month and was looking for books for my kindle, any recs? (edited) 1y
BrainyHeroine @riversong153 definitely HoT, it's a new release. Also, Children of Blood and Bone if you haven't. 1y
pandako Hi,where can i buy this book..... 12mo
BrainyHeroine @pandako I got mine from Amazon 12mo
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moarbookspleaze
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I saw the RBG doc last week and immediately picked this up.

BookMaven407 It‘s a good one. 👍 1y
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ElishaLovesBooks
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The longest week. The weather has been awful🌧❄️💨(although some☀️today!!) Yesterday were parent teacher conferences and also writing an IEP for a student I don‘t know. #HardDay #StressedOut

I bribed myself-dinner with a friend and a trip to the bookstore to get myself through the day! These were all on the clearance shelves!! Of course, I also have 4 new books in my amazon cart🙈🤫
#teachersoflitsy #unabridgedbookstore #selfcare

TracyReadsBooks All The Birds In The Sky is AMAZING. Loved everything about it. 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @TracyReadsBooks You are the reason I bought that! 😉 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Lily and the Octopus is because of you! 😊 Such glowing reviews! 2y
Cinfhen Sorry u had such a crappy week but yay for 2y
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SkeletonKey
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I know it's not fair to ask someone to live forever but can't we make an exception here?!

Learned a lot about Ruth's huge influence on many civil rights cases. My most favorite takeaways from the book were her true friendship with people she absolutely disagreed with and her ability to brush off derailing comments.

Audio quality was iffy since they use many live speeches but otherwise, this is a gem.

#memoir #notoriousrgb #law

BookMaven407 RBG ❤️✊🏻 2y
Tamra 💜 Yes, please!! 2y
SkeletonKey @Tamra 💜💜💜 2y
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SkeletonKey
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I'm trying REALLY HARD to get my RGB on but Overdrive won't download past the 3rd part. Wtf.

Anyone else having trouble with #Overdrive lately?

#librarylife #audiobook #rgb #memoir

Bklover Oh no!!! 2y
SkeletonKey @Bklover - I went ahead and returned it and put myself back on the hold list at a different library :( Maybe it will work the next time. 2y
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Nerdfins
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What happens when the internet goes down at work and I can‘t take calls? I get to read! The ironic part: I work for an internet provider. 🤔🤣

LectricSheep Those are super cool leggings! 2y
Nerdfins @LectricSheep Thank you! I love my Frankenstein Rose leggings. 2y
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Nerdfins
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“Here, Mama. I‘ll hold your spot for you while you pet me.” #catsoflitsy

Libby1 😻 2y
bobregina 🖤 2y
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Nerdfins
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Tried to get a cute photo of the girls snuggling on my legs, ended up with mid-yawn scariness. #catsoflitsy

Sace Looks like reading excitement to me! 😊 2y
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Nerdfins
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“Stop reading and pay attention to me!” The other one was scratching at my chair too for pets. #catsoflitsy

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Nerdfins
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I found a cute 2018 diary and notebook set at Barnes and Noble today. My first entry in the notebook was a quote I found in this book from Belva Lockwood in a speech RBG gave about her. I also did a pen drawing of her.
“We shall never have equal rights until we take them, nor equal respect until we command it.” #feminism

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Nerdfins
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This is the first year I‘ve kept a list of what books I have read, and it‘s been really interesting to see. I Capture The Castle was book 41. These will most likely be books 42 and 43.

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CheeseheadSarah
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Reading this one for my Memoirs in the Morning book club. Anyone read it? Thoughts?

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AnansiGirl
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Not a typical memoir or biography; rather it's a collection of speeches, writings, and bench announcements of one phenomenal Associate Justice.
The audiobook version includes archival recordings of #notoriousrbg herself, her late husband Martin, colleagues, and even a snippet of the Scalia/Ginsburg comic opera.

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Avidreader25
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I am absolutely loving this one. I don't care what your political beliefs are, Ginsberg is an incredible woman and one I truly admire.

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