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The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition)
The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet | John Green
"The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this ... symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his ... podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale--from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar"--
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MallenNC
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I really enjoyed listening to this collection of essays consisting of John Green‘s reviews of everything from Hailey‘s comet and velociraptors to Diet Dr. Pepper and Piggly Wiggly. I found myself trying to guess what rating (out of five stars) he would give the different subjects. It‘s both thoughtful and funny. This was the first book I completed from @Cinfhen ‘s #NYWD list. I love doing this list swap bc I read things I never would have.

Cinfhen I actually read this in print but I‘m curious to hear this read by Green. I‘m so glad it was a pick for you💕 2w
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MallenNC
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I let my library holds decide which #NYWD book to start with and this one was the winner. I‘m enjoying it so much already, and since I‘m not really a John Green fan, I wouldn‘t have given this one a try had @Cinfhen not had it on her list.

Cinfhen Yay!!!! I‘m not necessarily a John Green fan either, but this book was really special. So glad you‘re enjoying it 😊 3w
Megabooks Enjoy!! 3w
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AvidReader25
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Part 1: Here are my top ten favorites from the 160 books I read this year. They are in no particular order and I included a few runners up. I normally exclude rereads from my favorites list, but decided to include Anna Karenina since it was such an impactful reread for me.

1)The Anthropocene Reviewed
2) Taste
3) Troubled Blood
4) Passing
5) Code Name Hélène
.... continued.

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jspoelker
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If you like to read in-depth thoughts of others and notice quirks of the mundane, you will like this! Think Freakenomics meets Malcolm Gladwell without copious research. Yes, you would have this book and so much more insight to the Indy 500 and other fascinating experiences the author had or noticed.

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Lovesbooks87
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Listening to the tagged book while I wrap presents for the littles in my class! 🎄🎅🏼🤶🏻🎄🎅🏼🤶🏻

AmyG What cute paper! 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @AmyG I thought it was perfect for a class of baby shark obsessed two year olds! (edited) 1mo
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Christine
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I‘ve read very little of John Green‘s fiction, but I‘ve come to appreciate his educational YouTube videos a lot. This was fun and deep and delightfully nerdy. His COVID-related essays were among my favorites. A really nice end-of-year read.

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rjsthumbelina
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I really enjoyed this. Pretty much just feels like John Green telling interesting stories 😊 Finally finished a book in December! #wintergames #teamgamesleighers @StayCurious #wrapitupreadathon #averymerryreadathon #littenlistenbingo #averymerrybingo #thefestivereadathon #bookspinbingo #merryandbrightreadathon
16+ 700=716 points

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Chelsea.Poole
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My, how I love this book. Read it (listened actually) awhile ago and never did get a review posted. John Green is a reliable YA author, but this is next-level for me. In a conversational tone, Green rates grass, Diet Dr. Pepper, and much more with a 5 star rating system. Everyday objects and concepts are elevated to discuss much larger topics, emotions and even the meaning of life itself. Beautiful. One of my top reads of 2021. ALL the stars 🌟

marleed I agree. I read it in the early summer and find myself giving star ratings to my experiences. I give 5 stars to attending Sunday night‘s Chiefs-Broncos game with my son, a sister, and a mutual nephew! 1mo
rabbitprincess I am amused that the book rates diet Dr. Pepper, because my BF drinks that a lot and he has been told he looks like John Green 🤣🤣 (he totally does) 1mo
BarbaraBB Fantastic review. I can‘t wait to read this one next year (it fits some prompts for challenges so I‘m saving it!) 1mo
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jmtrivera
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I found many of the essays interesting, though I can't say I always agreed with his ratings! Regardless, I actually learned many new things and found other things that I'm interested in learning more about. Other essays didn't land as well, and I've got to admit, I found it stressful to read about the pandemic while we're still in the pandemic, but it wasn't a bad collection overall.

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KarenUK
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Thank you so much @Cinfhen for this beautiful, thoughtful gift of books…. I love that you thought of next year‘s challenges! You know how I love to plan!!!
Can‘t wait to see you again next year! 🥰😘💕🤞

Cinfhen Happy Birthday 🎉🎂 ♥️😘😘 2mo
KarenUK These are both totally my cuppa tea! You know me so well xxxx @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen Yay 😁 enjoy 💕💕💕 2mo
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squirrelbrain I loved the John Green - it will probably make my top 20 of this year…. 2mo
Megabooks Very happy birthday to you!! The Green is fantastic!! Have a wonderful day. 💜 2mo
KarenUK Aww thanks Meg! I‘m so looking forward to it… I think it will be my #hopepunk choice 💕 @megabooks 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Karen! 2mo
KarenUK Thanks so much @MicheleinPhilly 😘💕 2mo
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Centique
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This was the book I needed to read. Green‘s musings on our current age starts out humorous & whimsical & gets solidly deeper & more thoughtful (at one point made me cry). His self deprecating voice, his shared vulnerability, was incredibly touching & I thought hard about meaning & humanity‘s impact on the earth. This is a book I have to buy so I can share some essays with my daughter - but I think I need to hear his voice again myself 😍 5 stars.

squirrelbrain I loved this one too. I listened to it on audio, which was so good, but I think a hard copy would be good to dip into again and again…. 2mo
TrishB My daughter has one in hard copy and loves it. 2mo
Flaneurette Love this review and I so agree! I have zero interest in reading his fiction but I love these sort of essays, kind of reminds me of This American Life back in the day. My 12 yr old daughter listened to the audio with me and she really liked it too 2mo
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Centique @squirrelbrain that‘s exactly how I feel! @TrishB I‘m so happy your daughter loves it. I hope mine will 🤞🤞 2mo
Centique @Flaneurette thank you! That‘s great that your daughter loved it. My son is nearly 12 so maybe I could share it with him too. 2mo
Nute I am now considering this book because of this review. 2mo
Centique @Nute oooh I hope so. There are a couple of essays that might seem too much about pop culture, but he just gets deeper and deeper as it goes on. I really think you‘d like it! 2mo
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Centique
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This is what Spring looks like - no filter. It‘s very green here at the moment!

I was sitting in the park with one eye on the hospital there, (that‘s an old hospital building with a huge incinerator, very Dickensian but no longer in use) waiting for #hiselderliness to finish his appointment. (Two and a half hours!) And listening to this book by John Green which is wonderful.
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Centique His Elderliness needs another operation but he‘s pretty good. His body needs a lot of maintenance these days, poor thing. No book reading unfortunately. He did ask me why the dogs in the park don‘t have to wear face masks. He thought he was pretty cheeky with that one 😜 2mo
Cathythoughts Spring looks lovely there 💚.. that is pretty funny from your Dad 🐶 😷😁 2mo
CarolynM Looks like a beautiful day. It's great His Elderliness still has his sense of humour. Sending love to you both💕 2mo
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TrishB Sending hugs to you. He‘s still got his sense of humour ♥️😁 2mo
batsy Looks gorgeous! Lots of love and strength to His Elderliness and you 💚 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely day! Best wishes to His Elderliness 💛 2mo
squirrelbrain Looks gorgeous there - love the comment from His Elderliness, so funny! 🐶 😷 2mo
Megabooks Wow! So beautiful! Hope his elderliness is okay. 💜 just saw your continuation. I hope he has a safe and uneventful operation and smooth recovery. 💕 (edited) 2mo
AlaMich Glad to hear he is so chipper! 2mo
Cinfhen Wow, spring looks heavenly by you!! Sorry your dad needs another surgery but I‘m so happy you were able to spend time with him today!!! 2mo
AmyG Hope all goes well with His Elderliness (ha). 2mo
Smrloomis Wishing him a safe operation & smooth recovery! 2mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 2mo
LeahBergen I love his dog comment! 😆 I hope everything went well for him today. ❤️❤️ 2mo
Reggie Lol, HisElderliness. Hoping nothing but good things for him and you, my friend. ❤️. Lovely spring pic! 2mo
Bookzombie Love how green everything is. I hope all goes well for His Elderliness and you as well! 💕💕 2mo
Centique @Reggie thank you Reggie! Hey I sent you an email yesterday, did you get it? 💕 2mo
Centique @Bookzombie thank you Margie 😘 2mo
merelybookish Beautiful! 💚Such a contrast to the brown around me. Have wondered about your dad so glad to get an update! 2mo
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kspenmoll
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#weeklyforecast
#sundaybuddyread #literarycrew #deadphilosopherssociety #audiomystery #Swedishpoliceprocederal #essays

Not a great reading day. Just feel blah. Think I need to walk…can‘t seem to read but have been listening to the brilliant Thursday Murder Club as I get mundane but necessary housework done.

TheBookHippie I had that most of the week 🤦🏻‍♀️😝 2mo
Librarybelle I‘m anxious to read The Thursday Murder Club…on a pile by my bed! (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Good luck this week 💚 2mo
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kspenmoll @Librarybelle I am listening yo it…such fun! 2mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Thanks. Cooked tonight while listening to book so that was grounding. Need some self care this week. 💕 2mo
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie The moon & the stars? Dark in the east by 4:00 ish starting today. Yuk 2mo
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll Dark by 5 here 😝now 😫 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen It must be in the air…I‘ve been feeling the same way xx 2mo
Cinfhen And yessssss, Daylight Saving! I didn‘t make the connection but we changed the clocks the week prior!!! That makes so much sense (edited) 2mo
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Cinfhen
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A book of essays, written during lockdown, was the most meaningful book I‘ve read in a very long time. I will definitely revisit (probably on audio) as there is so much in these pages. What seems at first a collection of humorous musings about inconsequential matters( Nathan‘s hot dog eating contest, Monopoly, Dr. Pepper) becomes an extraordinary observation about life‘s joys. REALLY BEAUTIFUL STUFF!! Would work for #HopePunk #Booked2022

Cinfhen #HopePunk the idea of choosing hope becomes both an existential act that affirms your humanity, and a form of resistance against cynical worldviews that dismiss hope as a powerful force for change. Would this book work 2mo
TrishB I‘m thinking of this one for Hope punk, it‘s popped up on a few recommended lists and it‘s on my pile! 2mo
Cinfhen Your tagged book sounds good @TrishB im very stumped by this prompt as I don‘t read a lot of sci-fi or fantasy 2mo
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Cinfhen I‘m waiting to see what others post!!! 2mo
TrishB There‘s a few ideas on the internet too. But I was trying to make sure to use books off my shelves! 2mo
kspenmoll Your review wants me to pull it off my shelf and begin… 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s a lovely thing to say @kspenmoll it‘s a truly special book 2mo
mom2bugnbee I can't believe that I'm just now learning of this book! This is what happens when your John Green lover goes to college. 😂 Can't wait to read this! 2mo
Megabooks So glad you enjoyed it too! I read it once in my own and once with dad. 👍🏻💜 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s wonderful @mom2bugnbee I‘m already planning to listen to it again on audio @Megabooks 2mo
marleed I loved this book. I listened on audio and must own my own physical copy. I gave the day I listened to this - 5 stars! 2mo
KarenUK This sounds totally my jam. Totally here for life‘s small joys! 💕💕💕 2mo
Cinfhen The birthday fairy might be visiting your home xxxx @KarenUK 2mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen 😘😘😘And the Hanukkah fairy (?🧚‍♀️) to yours! 😉 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen xxx you‘re the best 🥰miss you!! Hope to see you in February 😊 @KarenUK (edited) 2mo
KarenUK Oooh that‘s exciting! @cinfhen can‘t wait…. 💕 2mo
4thhouseontheleft And now I found my #HopePunk selection, since this is already on my TBR! 2mo
Cinfhen You‘re gonna LOVE this one @4thhouseontheleft 🥰🥰🥰 2mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen the package arrived already!! You are the sweetest 🧚‍♀️!! I‘ve set it aside until the 22nd. 😘😘😘 2mo
Cinfhen Yay @KarenUK xxx there‘s more coming from israel and Amazon 💕💕💕 2mo
KarenUK @Cinfhen 😱😱😱 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Brilliant / such humanity and humor #NonfictionNovember #DoubleSpin

squirrelbrain Loved this! (I listened on audio) 3mo
Cinfhen He‘s amazing @squirrelbrain I love all his randomness and his rating scale is hilarious (edited) 3mo
vivastory I plan on reading this one soon 3mo
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Cinfhen I think you‘re going to enjoy @vivastory 3mo
KathyWheeler I liked this book when I read it but I keep pondering on it — I thinks it‘s rising to loved this book. 2mo
BookNAround I listened to this podcast before the book came out and keep meaning to get the book too. (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Since im reading the physical book / I hope to go back & listen to the podcast @BookNAround I heard it‘s fantastic🤓 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m only in the deeply admire/respect phase right now @KathyWheeler but it may turn into love at some point 😁 2mo
KathyWheeler @Cinfhen I stayed in that phase for awhile, but since I‘ve continued to think about it more than a month later, I moved it to “loved.” 😊 2mo
Cinfhen Totally respect that decision ✊🏼 @KathyWheeler 2mo
TrishB C loved this and Green in general! 2mo
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GondorGirl
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October was a weird month for me, reading wise. I haven't finished my bullet journal review for the month, but here's a quick overview with one of my favorites of the month tagged.

#OctoberReview #2021

DrexEdit My chart looks very similar! No one can say I'm stuck in a groove or anything! 😂 3mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I haven‘t listened to his podcast of the same name, but this essay collection is delightful. Green rates random things in life using a five-star scale. I may or may not - in my head, mostly - do this from now on. 😂 He rates the mundane to the obscure to the truly astonishing while delivering astute, and often funny, observations. Bonus points for the Vonnegut references, as they both share the same hometown. Exceeded my expectations!

GondorGirl This is, hands down, one of the best essay collections I've ever read. 3mo
britt_brooke @GondorGirl I can tell it‘s one I‘ll revisit! I loved the premise, plus it‘s just fascinating as a whole. 3mo
Cinfhen I recently picked this up and I‘m looking forward to reading it! @Megabooks loved it too 3mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I hope you enjoy! 3mo
fredthemoose I binged his podcast a couple of years ago while prepping/making Thanksgiving dinner. I hadn‘t thought I‘d be interested in it, but once I started I couldn‘t turn it off! 3mo
britt_brooke @fredthemoose The book was absolutely fascinating! From the reviews I‘ve read, the book is pretty identical to the podcast. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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Switching between audio and print for this one and it‘s interesting enough so far. Champ‘s giving me the stink eye because he‘s ready for a nap! 😂 #audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

PS. I‘m 6 books behind on reviews. I hope to find time to catch up today. I hate when this happens. And instead of writing reviews, I start a new audio, and get further and further in the hole.

britt_brooke @Megabooks Are you still having reviewers block? 😅 I‘m struggling hard. Makes me mad AF that I can‘t just crank them out as soon as I finish. 3mo
Megabooks @britt_brooke a little bit. I‘m only one behind right now, so not as deep as you. I‘ve been forcing myself to write them. 😂😂 3mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Ah, good!! I keep getting buried deeper. 😩 #booknerdproblems (edited) 3mo
RedxoHearts He's such a handsome pup! All three of my dogs hate when you delay their naps too 🤣 3mo
britt_brooke @RedxoHearts Thank you! 💚🐾 They are so human sometimes. Moody little children. 😂 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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I love discovering new songs from books I‘m reading.

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WanderingBookaneer
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JacqMac 😂 4mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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I listened on #audiobook which is essentially the same as the podcast. So I recommend in any format.

dragondrool This is a great book club pick! 4mo
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Floresj
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This wasn‘t what I was expecting; I‘m grateful I gave it a chance. Wide ranging collection of essays that were each short enough to hold interest and long enough to have depth, humor and insight. I like his YA books, but loved this. Excellent.

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Kimberlone
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Light pick, since it was well written and taught me some things. This is basically an extended version of Green‘s podcast of the same name. Chapters cover topics previously reviewed in the podcast, plus some new entries (I‘d estimate about 50/50). The more mundane subjects I found to be quite boring, but there were a few standout chapters: Lascaux Cave Paintings and Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance were ones that stuck with me. 👇🏼

Kimberlone My favorite parts had a clear storytelling element or touched upon his autobiographical connection to the topic. I enjoyed the memoir-like quality of some parts of the book, but lost interest whenever Green goes too deep into his neuroses about diseases (there is a lot of COVID references and several chapters about different diseases)and mental health issues (like his OCD), topics I feel like he covered pretty extensively in his most recent novel 4mo
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Ellohcin

Currently reading.

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KathyWheeler
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This collection of essays was really good. Heartfelt, funny, and touching. Green reveals a lot of himself in many of them and covers a variety of topics from his war with a gopher, to living in the pandemic, to art, to dinosaurs. Jayne was keeping me company most of the day.

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RamsFan1963
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This was my first exposure to John Green's writing. Overall, I found him witty and entertaining, only mildly pretentious at times. I doubt I'd read his fiction, YA isn't my genre, but I'd definitely read more of his essays. 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

AvidReader25 Glad you enjoyed it. I loved this one. Sounds like his YA might not be a good fit for you though. 4mo
KathyWheeler I like essays in general and I‘m really enjoying his. 4mo
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BennettBookworm
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Eeeeee thank you thank you @LiteraryinLawrence for this magical book swap!!! I am SO eager to dive into these books and the journal is so gorgeous! Happy September! ❤️❤️❤️

LiteraryinLawrence Yay! The swap made this week feel so special! 💗 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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In this book John Green reviews and rates experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries. In that vein, I‘d like to rate coronavirus as a negative I don‘t know what — there‘s not a number low enough. This is my daughter‘s cat, Jayne. He‘s the best cat we‘ve ever had. We‘ve had him for about 2 years and just found out he is dying from FIT, called the feline coronavirus. Damn it.

4thhouseontheleft I‘m so sorry to hear that. Good friend of mine adopted a kitten this year, and found out she had feline coronavirus 2 months later. It was so tragic. 😢 4mo
TiredLibrarian I'm so sorry. He's a lovely boy. 😿 4mo
TiminCalifornia Beautiful cat. So sorry. 4mo
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Soubhiville Oh no! I‘m sorry. 4mo
Tamra 😞 4mo
Bianca Oh no. I'm so sorry. 4mo
RamsFan1963 Jesus!! I didn't know there was such a thing as feline coronavirus. 4mo
Desha I‘m so sorry 😞 4mo
KathyWheeler Thank you everyone. What truly just hurts is apparently most cats who get it are fine. There‘s a very small percentage who are not. Our poor boo is in that percentage. 4mo
Librarybelle I‘m so sorry 4mo
Jas16 Oh I am so sorry 4mo
wanderinglynn Oh, I am so sorry. It‘s never easy to lose a 4-legged fur baby. 💔 4mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry. 💔❤️ 4mo
Megabooks FIP is terrible. I‘m so sorry. 4mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks I had never heard of it before this. I knew about FIV, but not this. 😞 4mo
batsy I'm sorry 😞 4mo
Reggie Omg, I‘m so sorry. 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm That's horrible, so sorry! 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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Some beach reading.

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RamsFan1963
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1. The tagged book, The Last Wish, The Freeze Frame Revolution, How UFOs Conquered The World
2. Evil Roman Emperors
3. Football!! Both college and NFL. Go Gamecocks!! Go Rams!!
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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RamsFan1963
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1. Ending my #bookbuyingdiet and buying some new books.
2. Autumn begins for me when football starts, so for me it starts this Saturday.
3. Tagged
Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 @WJCintron
#thoughtfulthursday

MoonWitch94 Football 🏈 definitely means Fall! What are you planning on getting to break the book diet? 😉Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 5mo
RamsFan1963 @MoonWitch94 I've already broken the diet, I bought 5 books last week and 3 books today. I read 13 off my TBR shelves, so I'm still ahead by 5 lol 5mo
MoonWitch94 Nice!!!!!!! 5mo
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Jas16
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Who would have thought that a book where John Green gives ratings to everything from sunsets to whispering would easily become my favorite of his books?These essays hold everything I love about Green, his ability to tell a story, his curiosity and his willingness to expose his large heart and vulnerabilities. I would definitely recommend the audiobook. I don‘t really listen to audiobooks more than once but this is one I think I will revisit.

BookNAround I am enjoying his podcast doing the same thing (and called the same thing). I haven‘t read the book yet but apparently here is some overlap but not completely. 5mo
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limada
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I love the way John Green' s mind works. He's great at stringing together a young adult fiction, but even better at making seemingly unrelated bits of random information into a coherent story that actually teaches you something.

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squirrelbrain
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I‘m not a huge fan of podcasts so I wasn‘t sure if I‘d like this, but it got so many good reviews on here I thought I‘d better give it a go.

It‘s actually one of my favourite books of the year. The author gives reviews to random items / concepts from our current world and along the way we get a lot of personal anecdotes that were heartfelt, sometimes heartbreaking, and insightful.

I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 5 stars.

Cinfhen Ohhhh! @Megabooks LOVED this one too!! #stacked 6mo
Soubhiville I have friends who adore his podcast. I‘ll have to give the book a try. 6mo
Cathythoughts Ok ! I‘ll look this one up 👍🏻 6mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I gave it 5⭐️ as well! Fantastic review, Helen! 6mo
squirrelbrain Thanks @Megabooks - it was your review that made me decide to read this one! 6mo
squirrelbrain I think you‘d like it @Soubhiville 😁👍 6mo
Caroline2 I love the way John Green looks at life. Defo stacked. 👍 6mo
squirrelbrain I think this is one that will be much better on audio @Caroline2 - if you do audio! 6mo
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Addison_Reads
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This is the book I didn't know I needed to read until I read it. 😍

Green's idea to rate things around him is genius and I really hope he revisits this idea in the future. His views were refreshingly honest and as usual his writing is beautifully done.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

marleed Wasn‘t this great - I loved it! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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marleed
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I placed a hold on this thinking I‘d stay on top of my existing John Green stack. I was not expecting to love this non-fiction memoir-ish collection of seemingly unrelated essays that come together because of their impact on his human experience. I rate my books on my own 5* scale and it never occurred to me to give this scale to my life experiences!

#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks

marleed Oh, and the thrill you get when the book you are reading mentions the book your just finished! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
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bell7
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In this essay collection, YA novelist John Green explores human life in all its richness, mundaneness, absurdity, and joy. Each gives a rating on such items as Kentucky bluegrass, sunsets, plague, and more. Many started as part of his podcast, but you don't have to be familiar to enjoy and relate to this excellent essay collection.

I forgot to take a picture of the cover before returning it to the library, so here's something I give five stars

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✨finished in june 2021✨
the anthropocene reviewed audiobook and my nothing o'clock reread via the trigger warning audiobook are the only five star reads here, but i also loved upside down, pet, get it right, knock me down, and the magic fish. 📚

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sebrittainclark
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These essays are part reviews of various aspects of human life and part personal anecdotes from John Green. It's both a fascinating and touching book that I really enjoyed. There are a number of duplicate essays from the podcast, but I thoroughly enjoyed them.

I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 4/5 stars

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AvidReader25
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This was a killer reading month. Maybe it was because of all the great summer reading lists that were released. I also hit the library jackpot and so many of my holds came in at the same time. Pair that with lots of yard work and organizational projects that allowed for ample audiobook time and June turned into a great reading month!

britt_brooke Excellent month!! 7mo
AvidReader25 @britt_brooke Then the inevitable book hangover happens! 7mo
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Becker
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I'm a big John Green fan, but not necessarily because I love his books which are not targeted for me (although I have read and enjoyed a few of them). I just think he is an interesting guy. I like his personality and the way his brain works. I got a good dose of that in these essays, which cover all sorts of important and unimportant topics. Reading this book felt like having a good long chat with John Green and that was a fun thing to do.

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ThePageantHam
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John Green said "What I like most about rivers is," and I was off, needing to pause the audiobook to speak-sing and then listen to "Just Around the Riverbend" (and then put this monstrosity together, naturally). ???

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Megabooks
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Dad and I finished this audiobook on the way back from his stroke therapy. His review was, “I enjoyed it. The first half was better.” His succinctness is perfect for litsy!

Dad plays treadmill video games as part of his therapy. For actual videos, check out my Instagram (megabooksreads). I‘ll gladly add you if we aren‘t already friends over there.

This is a still of him playing pong. He controls the paddle by stepping left or right. Awesome!

EvieBee That‘s so awesome! 7mo
tenar This is such cool technology! And it‘s lovely y‘all get time to listen together on the commute. I‘ve got this book on hold and I‘ll keep his review in mind. Best wishes! 7mo
Cinfhen Your dad and Paula‘s dad #HisElderliness should start a pod cast or maybe a litsy book review page 😉 🙌🏻❤️What do you think @Centique ??? And I love how innovative physical therapy has become. So proud of your dad, Meg! Hope you‘re all healed. 7mo
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Gissy Wow! It is amazing how the technology is helping in this process because something painful could be turned in something fun for him, entertaining and feel part of this new world. I‘m so glad for him and for you!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Megabooks @EvieBee it truly is!! 7mo
Megabooks @tenar I always enjoy driving with my dad. He and I have had many fun trips together! And yes, I‘m so glad we have this advanced therapy within an hour, especially since we live in a small town! 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes! What do you think @Centique ?? 😁😁 and thank you re: dad! We‘re all glad he‘s making progress!! 7mo
Megabooks @Gissy yes! I think he enjoys not just plain treadmill time, especially at the end of his sessions. And thank you!!! 7mo
BarbaraBB I love that you listen to audiobooks together. That is such a special kind of bonding. And I love that he does so well. Great concept with the videogames 🤍 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB he and I have listened to a number of audiobooks over our many trips! I‘ve usually already read them, but it‘s good to have him enjoy them, too! And yes, the games are fun and great motivation 👍🏻 7mo
zuzia It's so great to see your dad making so much progress! I am really happy for both of you! 7mo
Megabooks @zuzia Thanks! We‘re very proud of him! 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 Go dad! 7mo
Centique I‘m so impressed with his recovery and his review Meg! @Cinfhen sorry my friends I didn‘t get a notification you guys tagged me so just seeing this now! They should start a book club for sure 😂😂 I don‘t know if your dad is as pernickety as mine Meg but mine would think I was nuts to suggest he could say anything online or communicate with someone in another country. He just thinks we‘re all penpals who email each other book reviews 😂😂💕 7mo
Megabooks @Centique thank you! 💜💜 My dad is generally easygoing, although less so since the stroke. (I think he‘s rightfully frustrated at times!) And he is more computer savvy than me with some things!! He can make much better spreadsheets than I (and other work-related stuff) and takes excellent photos with his iPhone! He‘s basically tech support for all his boomer friends. 😂😂 7mo
Centique @Megabooks he‘s a legend! 🙌🙌 7mo
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ErraticElle
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Pickpick

A quiet, thoughtful voice of reason examining the world from both academic & pragmatic views. Fun & informative. Forces the reader to consider life beyond themselves. A great contemplative piece & I thoroughly enjoyed my read. Delivered in a cozy conversational way. Not overly academic, pretentious, or accusatory, but simply like having a talk with a friend. John Green is brilliant & has a wonderful grasp on the things important to & in life.

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AvidReader25
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Pickpick

I was already a fan of Green, but this one hit me at just the right moment. His tongue-in-cheek reviews of the world around us are surprisingly nuanced & optimistic. Much of it was written during the pandemic, yet he finds beauty in the smallest things. As a fellow Hoosier, I can‘t help appreciate his Indy references. It was a joy to read, even more so if you listen to the audiobook he reads.

*Pics are spots mentioned in the book at 86th & Ditch.

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mjtwo
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31 May-7 Jun 2021 (audiobook)
This was a very enjoyable and strangely informative collection of ‘reviews‘ of miscellany - the Canadian Goose, the QWERTY keyboard, the small pox vaccine. Some essays were written by Green, who confesses to fractured mental health at times, during his experience of being locked down by Covid-19. I found it fascinating. Green‘s writing style appealed to me - he does not attempt authority, merely curiosity and wonder.

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Rachel.Rencher
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It feels so meta to review a book of reviews, but I give John Green ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. I would have finished this book sooner, but I had to stop every few pages to talk about it with Lucas (the best kind of problem).

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kathytrithardt
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I give book baths five stars.