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staci.reads
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These characters! So much wit, personality, and angst, it was impossible not to root for them. The setting of New York in the late 30s was so vivid and central to the story, it was a character in itself. I love any protagonist who is a reader and any author who pulls from classic literature to highlight motifs of the story. This might even be one I would read again.

PaperbackPirate My friend recommended this book to me! Good to hear some more praise for it! 1w
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Kdgordon88
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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1) 2
2) LitsyAtoZ, ReadingEurope2020 and finish Bbrc
3) Sharon Kay Penman‘s newest and Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett
4) 2020 holds some uncertainty for me so I striving for calm and the ability to set worry aside.
5) A couple of short trips - San Diego in the fall and Disney around Christmas

#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

laurenslibrary Thanks for playing! My husband and I are headed to San Diego this spring! 2w
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CarolynM
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And this is why unemployment benefits are essential part of a capitalist economy.

First part of #chunksterchallenge2020 completed. So far it's a fascinating and angering survey of the circumstances of the unemployed and under-employed and their families. It's particularly frustrating that so much of the thinking that prevailed at the time is still trotted out nearly 100 years later to justify the treatment of those out of work.

TrishB Sighs....... 3w
Amiable Great job! You are making good progress, especially with a work of nonfiction. I love NF but I find myself reading slower with those books. 3w
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CarolynM
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TrishB Hope it‘s good 👍🏻 3w
Amiable Good luck! 👍 3w
Rissreads Fingers crossed it's amazing! 3w
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TheSpineView
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#AuldLangReads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

#SetOnNewYearsDay/Eve

At its core, this book is about regrets. Excellent prose.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🍾 4w
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GatheringBooks
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#AuldLangReads Day 1: These books (when I googled the prompt) are #SetOnNewYearsEveDay. Happy New Year, one and all. Still 2 pm here in Antioch. A few more hours to go!!!

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🍾 4w
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 4w
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Kdgordon88
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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#WeeklyForecast. More likely January‘s forecast. I signed up for 3 buddy reads The Women of Copper Country, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Depths of Glory. My first pick off #MyNewYearWhoDis list is Montauk and the other three are what I am reading from now until New Year‘s Eve. Things are settling down in my world and I have lots of good books to read. 2020 is going to be a great reading year!

Cinfhen That pile in top left corner is awesomeness 🧡 1mo
megnews You‘ll love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! It was my favorite read this year. 1mo
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Ghostnipps
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This story is bittersweet. It leaves you feeling satisfied but wanting more. I really enjoy the way the author writes, the build up scenes really well and the twists I did not see coming. I love the women of this story for their quick wit and sass, and also for their self awareness in certain moments. The choices we make in one year can shape our entire lives, is what I gained from reading this.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#HollyJollyReading I always think if this book when I think of #Lights, because of this quote: "The driver put the cab in gear and Broadway began slipping by the windows like a string of lights being pulled off a Christmas tree."
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚🎄 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice quote ! I have this one , must read soon 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
Rissreads Beautiful quote, it makes me want to read the book. 2mo
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derr.liz
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"I‘ve come to realize that however blue my circumstances, if after finishing a chapter of a Dickens novel I feel a miss- my- stop- on- the- train sort of compulsion to read on, then everything is probably going to be just fine."

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