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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West | Dee Brown
The fascinating #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefsfrom Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horsewho struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the authors personal collection.
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squirrelbrain
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This is the story of the American West, told from the Indian point of view. This was a bit of a chunkster and was slightly samey and repetitive in places, but I still found it fascinating and rather shocking. Even here in the UK, when I was at school, we were taught the ‘white man‘s‘ view of Indian history, so this was an eye-opener.

I presume you could use this for a number of states but I‘ve chosen #southdakota. #readingUSA2019

Jee_HookedOnBookz Great review! This book has been on my kindle like forever. Time to bump it up! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I read a book this year about how the Indian is presumed to have disappeared after wounded knee, which is definitely not the case. It‘s written by a Native American and would be a great follow up to this one. 2mo
Librarybelle I really have to read this one, and @Hooked_on_books ...that one is on my radar too. 2mo
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Tamra Been on my list for sooooo long! 2mo
squirrelbrain That one sounds great too @Hooked_on_books - stacked! 😘 2mo
AnneFindsJoy Been on my list for ages too, really must get to it! 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing great!! 2mo
Samplergal It‘s been so long since I read that, I do need to reread. You‘re doing great. I actually miss looking for books since I finished this a few weeks ago. Def want to redo next year. 2mo
squirrelbrain Ooh have you finished @samplergal?! How good are you?! Yes, I wondered about doing it again next year. I‘ll decide when I see what other challenges are out there.... 2mo
andrew61 It's a book that I've always wanted to read. 2mo
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Librarybelle
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I hope to read this one this year; it‘s been on my #tbr for far too long. #NeverForget #RedRoseSeptember

arlenefinnigan A classic. I've never got round to it either #stacked 2mo
Cinfhen Lots of people read for #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor and they all gave it high praise 2mo
lynneamch I want to read this one too after hearing him on NPR 2mo
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MrBook
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Some replenishment for my #ImportantBooks Display! 😁

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays

BookishJess Only 1 🙈 need to change that! 3mo
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rwmg Crime and Punishment as an angsty teenager. I didn't really get much out of it. I started 100 Years of Solitude 2x and didn't get much further than a third of the way through each time 3mo
VioletBramble I ❤️ Crime and Punishment and the Illustrated Edition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. 3mo
Gissy Man in search of meaning and Crime and Punishment!😍 3mo
DrexEdit Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of my most favorite writers ever! 😊 💜 3mo
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Caterina
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Did some #audioblueberrypicking in the 94°F heat this afternoon. Looking forward to blueberry crisp for dessert tonight. 💕

Crazeedi My blueberries arent ripe yet!! 5mo
Caterina @Crazeedi We've been picking ours daily for at least a couple weeks! Guess it's that North Carolina heat getting them ripe quickly! It's our first summer in this house, and it's been a lovely few weeks of blueberry crisp, blueberry pie, blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins... 😋😍 5mo
Crazeedi @Caterina that's sound awesome!! 5mo
janeycanuck It‘ll be a while before our blueberries are ready. Jealous of all your blueberry goodies. Have you ever made blueberry syrup? 5mo
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Caterina
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Managed to squeeze in a 5 mile #audiowalk before we had to leave for a family reunion! 👍

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 5mo
kindergartenkat Nice! 5mo
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Caterina
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Why yes, I did just recently buy my first ever set of washi tape when I saw it on clearance, how did you know? 😂 #bujo #bulletjournal #tbr #tbrbingo

marleed Cool! 5mo
BookwormAHN It gets addicting 👏🏻 5mo
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Caterina
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I've spent much of the day listening to this audiobook while cleaning, tidying, doing laundry, and going through old boxes from K-12 and college. Somehow my Fitbit claims I have under 5,000 steps, but I am worn out and a little sore. 🤷 Time to read and relax and maybe take a hot bath too. PS- please go vote on my previous post if you haven't already! 😘 #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn #audiocleaning #audiolaundry #audiochores

BookwormAHN Well done and voted 👏🏻 5mo
Caterina @BookwormAHN Thank you 😘 5mo
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Plaidsticks
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#ifliterarycanonwasntcontrolledbythewhitepatriarchy This is what I wanted An Indigenous People‘s History of the United States. I don‘t want trama porn but this went into enough background to provide context and invoke emotion and empathy. Indigenous history is something I still have a rather shallow understanding of—working on remedying this. #audiobook

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Redjewel_7734
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I can‘t say I enjoyed reading this one because it was hard as in listening to what was done to Native Americans in the name of white man‘s progress is just heartbreaking, maddening, & rage inducing. I have been very I hate white people throughout. But as hard as it is, it‘s a must read; this is the history that is glosses over in history classes; these are voices my ancestors silenced & so I need to listen to them & take that rage to do better.

Annl Great review! Adding it to my tbr. 8mo
Krisjericho This was one of the most perspective-shifting books I have ever read. It was a tough, but necessary, read. 8mo
Redjewel_7734 @Annl Thanks! I look forward to hearing what you think of it 😊 8mo
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Redjewel_7734 @Krisjericho 💯it should be required reading in high school US history classes. 8mo
JazzFeathers Yes, it was indeed quite hard to read. But l'd suggest to read histories (or stories) by Native American too. Perspectives might be very different. Maybe not so much on the past, than on the present and future. 8mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers 💯I agree. As good a job as this does at exposing the other side of the history we‘re taught, it‘s still a white person telling the stories of BIPOC. I fully intend on searching out some own voices works for perspective. We should never put our (white people‘s)interpretations over that of the people who‘ve been denied a voice for too long. 8mo
JazzFeathers @Redjewel_7734 I haven't read it yet, but a Native friend of mine suggested this 8mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers Thanx😊😊😊 8mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers another great read, though it‘s not a history, from a Native perspective is Braiding Sweetgrass. 8mo
Darklunarose I read this 20 years ago when having my daughter. It‘s a shocking book that exposes so much cruelty. But a good read cause we need to know. 8mo
JazzFeathers @Redjewel_7734 Thanks. I've never heard of this or its author. Staked! 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#wontgetfooledagain #marchintothe70s
Book on my TBR. If possible, Visit Wounded Knee and The gallery in The Oglala Lakota College to see the photos and bear witness. There is a history I was never taught.

Cinfhen This would be a great pick for #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor (edited) 9mo
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Califlamingo
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"It was an era of violence, greed, audacity, sentimentality, undirected exuberance, and an almost reverential attitude toward the ideal of personal freedom for those who already had it."

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Bo_Bo

Though it is true that they are naked, yet their manners are decorous and praiseworthy

Kaye Welcome 🙂 10mo
Bo_Bo thank you 10mo
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Kamisha
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One of the most disturbing and heartbreaking books I‘ve ever read.
#Booked2018 #DiverseNonfiction

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! I‘ll tag my co-hosts too @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 14mo
Cinfhen I‘d like to read this one!! And thanks for your diligence @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😘 14mo
Kamisha @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I definitely forgot... 😅 14mo
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wen4blu
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Current audiobook - it's eye opening, frustrating, heartbreaking and strangely inspiring me to plan a trip west.

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emileereads
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4/5 ⭐️ great content, dry writing

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GripLitGrl
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#HeatOfJuly #wildwildwest
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
Haven't read this one but it definitely looked like a good book TBR

BarbaraBB This must really be a classic #wilwildwesr story 1y
JaclynW This book is excellent!! It is the opposite of what I learned in school. Sadly. Thankfully my kids are learning the truth. 1y
GripLitGrl @JaclynW i definitely want to read this one. Sad how they were & continue to be treated. Nice to know the truth is getting out there more 1y
JaclynW @GripLitGrl So sad. Definitely read it someday. 1y
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RyGoSt
Pickpick

Not only an excellent catalogue of the myriad native tribes and some revealing anecdotal insights into native american culture, but more importantly the indisputable record of a people's extinction by a new.nation of immigrants and this continuing hypocrisy...

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elizabethlk
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Today is #nationalindigenouspeopleday and June is #indigenoushistorymonth so it is a good time to pick up books by indigenous people. Here are a few of my owned books and my library check outs.

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Smrloomis
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Kindle deal 🎉 if you haven‘t read it or would like an e-copy

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Pickpick

I've bern reading this for a LONG time, because it is a hard book to read. Learning about how shitty our government has always been never gets easier, it seems. #modernmrsdarcy

Reviewsbylola I can‘t remember if I‘ve read this or not. I feel like it was assigned in school. 2y
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hwestfall
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This book took me longer to read than other books this length. There was so much information held in these pages. I often found myself shocked at how little I truly knew about this subject. I think it is an important read and I am glad that I read it.

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hwestfall
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I am slowly making my way through this book. These two quotes just grieve me. The "Great Father" is the President of the United States.

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hwestfall
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Found this little gem tucked away, "Professed patriotism may be made the cover for a multitude of sins." Robert C. Winthrop was referencing corruption in Washington. So, nothing new under the sun?

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jveezer
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Just watched the Dakota38 documentary (it's free, google it), so had to go reread the chapter here on Little Hawks War. The film was well done and is worth watching. This book should be read by all Americans interested in our real history.

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Librarybelle
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I haven't kept up with the photo challenges, unfortunately, but when I saw #sorrow and #troubledrelationship for today, I immediately thought of this book. I confess, I haven't read it yet, because I know I need to be in the right mindset. This nonfiction accounts looks at the "Indian" wars on the American plains after the Civil War. I have strong opinions on what happened to the tribes; I'll need tissues for this. #septembowie #awesomeautumnbooks

Marchpane It's still on my TBR too, I think for the same reason 💔 2y
Leniverse I read it in my early teens. I don't remember much about the contents, but I remember how it made me feel. So much sorrow and outrage. 2y
ValerieAndBooks I have this one, also TBR, I‘m sure for the same reasons as you. 2y
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Librarybelle @Leniverse I remember my mom reading it when I was a kid...she cried so much from it. I will probably feel a lot of outrage after reading this too. 2y
Librarybelle @Marchpane @ValerieAndBooks I'm in good company...we'll read it one of these days (and give all of our money to the tissue companies) 2y
Cinfhen I agree @Librarybelle @ValerieAndBooks what a shameful injustice (edited) 2y
batsy I haven't read it and also been putting it off for the same reason. The movie was very good. 2y
Librarybelle @batsy I've heard the movie is good! I have not seen it yet. 2y
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lowellette
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Classic. Important. Re-education.

[DELETED] 3803335244 I'm currently reading this with my 2 teenagers. Such an eye opening book for them. We are Native American, so my daughter is very emotional as we read. Such an educational book. We haven't finished yet, but I can already agree with you, this book is a pick for sure!!!!! 2y
lowellette @ForeverNerdy It was difficult to see the rare white men try to help the situation only to be dismissed or violently disobeyed. Every chapter is devastating. In no way did the government ever act decently, even with Grant's best buddy. How are your teenagers reacting? 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 My daughter is emotional when reading. We are all 3 taking turns reading. I knew a lot of the history already, I like the way this book is written & is conveying the history. My son is shocked a lot. He doesn't understand why so many did what they did. Each chapter is such a discussion for us, why? how? & then we compare to today with the way things are. Even now with Native Americans the government doesn't act decent. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 In Salmon Idaho there was a reservation. The government found out there are precious stones there. I don't know what kind. Then they told the entire reservation they were being relocated. Without giving anyone help or money to move, people had to relocate to another area, because the government wanted their land. Again, it's for the taking. I only know this through a friend that is Shoshone, lives in Blackfoot now. Sad 2y
lowellette @ForeverNerdy I hadn't heard about the gem relocation. And, of course, there's the pipeline. It's hard to believe in justice or even in a basic expectation of niceness. 2y
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prowlix
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Next up! I loved Lonesome Dove and haven't figured out how to articulate a review it was so good! But the flat depiction of the few Native characters made me think I should move this further up my tbr

#nonfiction #booksandbooze

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lowellette
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I have not got two hearts. . . . It is hard for me to believe white men any more.

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lowellette
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Professed patriotism may be made the cover for a multitude of sins.

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Krisjericho
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When I bought some books at the thrift store yesterday, they gave me a 75% off all books coupon good for today only. Of course I went back. Got all of these for $18. 😳They probably shouldn't give me any more coupons. I don't have enough room.

Born.A.Reader I wish my thrift store gave out those! Or wait, maybe it's a good thing they don't...😉😉 3y
OrangeMooseReads 😲👍🏽 3y
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DebinHawaii Awesome! But that would be very dangerous!! 😬📚📚📚 3y
Cinfhen Sweeeet 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great deal!!!👍 3y
DivineDiana Oh joy! 3y
Dragon Wow, excellent deal ! 😀 3y
Megabooks Awesome! 3y
JaclynW Wow! Great finds! Coupons at the thrift store? I never knew! 3y
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rach_simone
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Devastating, unrelenting and necessary read. Unfortunately, it's still pretty relevant with everything that's going on at Standing Rock. The genocide of the various Native American tribes over a pretty small period of time is horrifying.

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Blueberry
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One of these has been on my shelf for years :)

#publishedinthe1960s #aprilbookshowers

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AmyAgentBor
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Nothing lives long, only the earth and the mountains. Death Song, White Antelope

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ssravp
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Pickpick

Absolutely heartbreaking. I knew only a fraction of the atrocities committed against the native Americans. How could man do this to his fellow man?

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OrangeMooseReads
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Found this on Amazon for $1.99

ValerieAndBooks Have had the hard copy in my TBR for a while. Hope to get to it soon! 3y
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Krisjericho
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Some of my diverse reads from this year. #weneeddiversebooks #seasonsreadings2016

RealLifeReading Love that you included kidlit! 3y
RealLifeReading (Taking a screenshot to remember the titles) 3y
mydearwatson I l❤️ *Red*...such a good way to get a message out to kids. And it can mean different things to different people...love it! 3y
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smccallum
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Some soul bashing on the commute home

Karkar I loved this book. 3y
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smccallum
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A bit of morning soul bashing before starting concert rehearsals

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teebe
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Little late to the game but I wanted to contribute something to the #overthis tag. These are all about Indigenous history & issues. Indigenous people in North America don't recognize the Canadian-American border (this is why saying "Native American or Native Canadian" earns some side eye) but I've limited it to a small selection from [mostly] US-based writers. I also made a list of documentaries if anyone is interested #diversebooks #nativereads

BookishMarginalia Thanks! I would love to know your documentary list too! 3y
BookishFeminist Thank you! I've read several of these and really liked them. Winona LaDuke is great. Also perfect for #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth. Already including a list Native section on the syllabus, especially things that focus on sovereignty & that will educate ppl about #nodapl, so this is great! 3y
teebe @BookishMarginalia I'll add it and tag you! @BookishFeminist awesome! It's all connected anyway but I know of some others that are more closely related to that. 3y
teebe @lemonlime799 not all non-fiction but... 3y
queerbookreader @teebe Oooooo thank you for the tags, these are goldmine posts 😍 3y
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smccallum
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Some more in depth research for Oklahoma! Based on what little I've already read on this I'm pretty sure this is going to be a painful read

Suzze You are right. An amazing book, but full of atrocities. 3y
SuperPunkNinja Seeing people read difficult books right now instead of sticking their head in the sand is one thing that gives me hope. Thank you. 3y
Krisjericho Yes! I read this earlier this year, and it was perspective shifting, to say the least. 3y
lute It is a heart breaking read but please finish it. Worth it. 3y
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Lizpixie
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Just because the 150 books on my library floor weren't enough, I had to put all these on hold at my local library as well. When they all come in at once it's hard to know whether to be happy or worried that you won't be able to read them all in time! #libraryhaul

Suet624 I tend to feel euphoric and panicked when I have a stack like that of library books. 3y
LeeRHarry I took a stack back today of which I'd only read half - going to give the library a rest for a while, it's not like I don't have much choice on my bookshelves!!! 😏 3y
haanim *cancels plans for the rest of the week* 😂😂 3y
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Lindy You've got one that's been on my TBR for ages: 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I've only read Everything Everything out of that stack :) it's a quick read (although it does cover some rather heavy topics) 3y
TheLondonBookworm I always do this- just get so over excited In the library that I get waaaay more books than I'm ever actually going to be able to read in time 😂 3y
Lizpixie @Lindy I read the first five chapters and had to put it down because I was so enraged. What "civilized" countries have done to so many races across the world is horrifying. I'm going to read something else for awhile then come back to it. 3y
Kerouacthedog Omg. Same. They all come in at the same time. 3y
Lindy @Lizpixie Listening to Buffy Sainte-Marie might get you back in the mood for Wounded Knee: https://g.co/kgs/TAa7Ud (or maybe that's still too angry and sad). 3y
Karkar This book was amazing, I really think it should be required reading for all American High School Students 3y
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jdtchicago

To the Indians it seemed that these Europeans hated everything in nature - the living forests and their birds and beasts, the grassy grades, the water, the soil, the air itself.

Suet624 I should probably reread this book. Made such an impression on me years ago. 3y
PlannerGirlBookClub Ugh, this book slayed me! 3y
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Krisjericho
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I've posted about this book before, but I chose it for today's #booktober about #diversereads because I really feel like everyone should read it. It is a difficult, emotion-fraught read, and it is 100% worth it.

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Karkar
Pickpick

Wow oh wow....I am really thinking this should be required reading for every American. #atalossforwords

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andreadmw
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Ok, participating in the Book Riot Read Harder challenge here. Found my book published in the decade I was born (1970s). Looking for help from all of you for suggestions for a Southeast Asian author?

BookishFeminist Or his other one which is much shorter 3y
BookishFeminist Or a detective from the Philippines 😊 3y
andreadmw Ok clearly Eka Kirniawan is a writer I need to take note of. Those 1st 2 suggestions sound amazing @BookishFeminist 3y
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