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Librarybelle
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Hunt discovers a small booklet while doing research in a library that covered the first women‘s anti-slavery conference in the US in 1837, less than 10 years before what is known as 1st Women‘s Rights Conference in Seneca Falls, NY. Though Hunt‘s book is less than 250 pages, she covers a lot of territory with the lives of the women from the 1837 conference, and how today‘s feminism can be traced back to these women. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Librarybelle What I like about this is Hunt‘s way of bringing the women‘s own words into her history, with parts of their speeches and letter segments interlaced with the history. Those who read last month‘s #LiteraryCrew book, The Invention of Wings, will recognize the Grimke sisters as two of the women Hunt highlights in her book. Personally, I knew a little bit about the conferences Hunt highlights, but it was good to get a deeper dive.⬇️⬇️⬇️ 2mo
Librarybelle One thing of note - Hunt spends a lot of time looking at religion and spirituality and feminism and the ties that religion had with these women (and she relates to as a contemporary feminist). Interesting read for anyone who wishes to know more about early feminism and some pretty courageous women who took a stand against horrible practices. #19822022 #2017 2mo
Graywacke Great post. This sounds terrific. 2mo
Librarybelle Thank you, @Graywacke ! It was a great library book find! 2mo
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jenniferw88
Viking Britain | Thomas Williams
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Librarybelle Yay for 5 stars! 2mo
Cortg Fantastic! 2mo
Cinfhen Yay! Nice choice 🤩 2mo
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DivineDiana
The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I am a fan of Reese Witherspoon, and I love how she chooses books to create films and TV series. So, my expectations were high for this #murdermystery involving four friends who attended the same boarding school until, they were asked to leave. The girls have grown up, have careers, but still carry a secret.Cinematic feel. I definitely can see it on the big screen. It was just too long,and I was not fond of the characters.#booked2022 #192025 #2017

Librarybelle The characters are definitely not likable in this book! 2mo
Cinfhen Great review!! I felt similarly- wanted to love it but couldn‘t get into the characters 2mo
DivineDiana @Librarybelle Agee! 👍🏻 2mo
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DivineDiana @Cinfhen Thank you! Glad I wasn‘t alone! 😘 2mo
Cinfhen I just started the new one from her and it‘s ok but nothing great 2mo
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Magpiegem
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A book that ticks something off all four of my reading challenges! Yes please!

#booked2022 #darkacademianovel #192025 #2017 #atozchallenge #I #roadtripUSA2022 #illinois

I started this one last night and it‘s drawn me straight in. It‘s just what I needed right now!

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Simona
Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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I don't think it's a very well written book, but yet, the story is very gripping. The basic theme is motherhood, and the author has taken this subject in a quite unique manner … with changing perspective between wife and husband, with twists, and with slowly revealing the truth hidden behind all the pain.
#ReadingAfrica2022 #Nigeria
#Booked2022 #AuthorBornInAfrica
#19822022 #2017
#BookSpin

Cinfhen I read this book when it first came out and it has really stayed with me!!! I don‘t recall the quality of writing but the quality of storytelling was fantastic!! 9mo
Cinfhen I guess the title is pretty brilliant😁 9mo
Simona @Cinfhen I guess it is … if it stayed with you for so long😘 and I absolutely agree with you about storytelling… sometimes that is enough. 9mo
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Cinfhen Most books go in and out of my brain space in 30 seconds so it‘s a minor miracle when I can recall a book‘s plot!! Just don‘t ask me any names 😂😂 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 9mo
Librarybelle That cover…❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds unique! 9mo
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cwarnier
28 Summers | Elin Hilderbrand
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VioletMoonBooks
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Missusb
Because of You | Pip Harry
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2017 is an even tougher year to choose. I could have picked any one of 10 books. I read 45 #loveozya novels this year. Here is something I wrote about Because of You back then: Harry‘s inclusive cast of characters carry a subtle message about judging others. The tone is warm and gentle, but the subject matter is harsh and uncomfortable. However, we aren‘t made to feel pity. Instead we‘re inspired to rise up to help others… #tenbooksonedecade #2017

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VioletMoonBooks
Beast | Brie Spangler
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