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SleepyDragon
Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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This rather beat up library copy has a gorgeous cover, don't you think? I was trying to relax and read this earlier, and got to the part of the story where she's working in a barber shop in Washington. Yup. I encountered politics while trying to avoid politics. So I snuck a peak at election results in spite of myself ... I think I may very well sleep soundly to the sound of waves crashing on a beach tonight. 🌊💙🇱🇷 #bluewave

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arubabookwoman
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Hope everyone voted.

Leftcoastzen Darling! 10mo
MaGoose Yup. 10mo
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CouronneDhiver 💙 10mo
BarbaraBB Too cute 😍 9mo
Ericalambbrown Look at those sweet little elfin ears! 😍 8mo
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SleepyDragon
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Sounds familiar.

If there's a line at the polls, take a book to read while you wait. I suggest this one.

#vote #bluewave #redscare #SaveTheUSA #RealPatriots 💙🇱🇷💙🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊💙🇱🇷💙

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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So here‘s my day in a capsule: I got mad. I am heartsick. I canvassed in the nasty cold rain (had to stop but finishing tomorrow). And now I‘m starting the tagged book. The fun, spooky reads are great, but I‘m just feeling more like taking action.

#resist #readersresist #nomoreshootings #whenisenoughenough #howmanymorepeoplemustdie #hewhoshallnotbenamedisplayinghappyatarally #beyonddisgusted

Regi_C I'm super angry, too. The temple is near my alma mater and is in my hometown. 10mo
Arcana Horrified and heartbroken 💔💔💔 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Regi_C I was born in Pgh also, but haven‘t lived there since I was twelve. My SIL and her family attend another temple in that part of town. We were on pins and needles until we heard back from her. It‘s just so many kinds of horrible. And yet people still defend their right to carry guns. 🤬🤷🏼‍♀️🤬🤷🏼‍♀️ 10mo
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Eggbeater It has been a horrific week for our country. Sometimes I don't know who we are anymore, but there are still people like you who are willing to help and that gives me hope and motives me. 10mo
SexyCajun 🌊🌊 #bluewave must happen. The Orange man is spreading nothing but hate 🌊🌊 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Eggbeater You‘re right about the horror. We‘ve had this happen before, and it‘s always the citizens not the politicians who pull us through. I hope you‘ll join us! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SexyCajun Agreed. My House district is so incredibly red. But we‘ve been working to build our blue coalition for nearly two years. I‘m hoping we can pull it off! 10mo
Eggbeater @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm helping pass out blue sample ballots at the polls in Nov. 6th 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Eggbeater That‘s fabulous! Hopefully you‘ll have a very busy day! 10mo
valeriegeary 💪💪💪 thank you 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @valeriegeary You‘re welcome. And thanks for anything you‘re doing as well! 10mo
kspenmoll Heart breaking. 💙 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Yes It sure is! 😢😢 10mo
CarolynM I wish you strength in your efforts and success in your campaign. I don't like to comment much on politics in other people's countries but I hate the way certain elements in mine are copying the tactics they see working elsewhere. Leaders are supposed to unite us not divide us. 10mo
Anovelobsession Thank you for what you are doing and sending positive, healing thoughts 10mo
HardcoverHearts These are truly harrowing times. If it weren‘t for books right now, I would lose my mind. Best wishes for turning that red district blue! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft My husband attended Tree of Life when we were at Pitt. I found out as I was walking out the door to volunteer at Early Voting yesterday. It was such a hard day, and now we‘re off to Hebrew School at our synagogue this morning. 😢😢😢 The amount of hatred and violence in America this week is horrific. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CarolynM I agree about leaders. Sadly, the US election system allowed someone who didn‘t win the popular vote to become President. And he‘s just diving us further. I hold out hope that the legislators we elect this time will create more balance in Washington. But sometimes it just feels scary and hopeless. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Anovelobsession Thanks—it‘s a rough road but if not me, then who? 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HardcoverHearts It‘s been hard to read at some times. And at others, I just want to make a blanket fort and hide with my books all day. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 for our district. 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I think you and I are both putting our emotions into volunteer time. But days like today make me feel like I‘ll never be able to do enough to stop these trends. I‘m not Jewish, but I‘m with the worldwide Jewish community today in solidarity. Sending big hugs and love. 💙💙 10mo
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SleepyDragon
Pickpick

(No pic because the cover is hideous.)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Well researched and unbiased account of the hot mess that is the current administration, as told by the people who work there.

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2560087552

#bluewave #redscare #politics

VeganCleopatra Thanks for no picture. 10mo
KTOHARA Actually, I cringed every time I saw that cover- library bk. Much as I cringe every time I hear the name Trumpasaurus & President in the same sentence! I really liked this bk–much more so than Russian Roulette which I just couldn‘t get through. I like the way Woodward writes– the consummate professional. I‘ve read All the President's Men & Wired ages ago. No one in T's office writes anything longer than 2 pages because he won‘t & can‘t read it!... 10mo
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SleepyDragon
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Reading for a few minutes until the oldest comes out of karate. Feeling particularly happy to no longer be among the folding chairs waiting out soccer practice. I was so thrilled when my oldest decided to quit soccer and pursue other interests. #NeverReallyASoccerMom #BlueWave

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BookishMarginalia
The End of the Affair | Graham Greene
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The end of another chapter in our lives: @WanderingBookaneer and I said goodbye to our school in Puerto Rico yesterday, in a long day that culminated with the senior graduation and post-grad dinner. Lots of tears and bittersweet moments. Next up: moving to our new home in Bradenton, Florida at the end of the month.

KarenUK Best of luck with your move👍..... 💕 1y
Aims42 Awww, sounds so bittersweet 😕 I hope your move goes good!! 1y
TrishB Best of luck with the move 👍🏻 1y
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alysonwrites Many blessings to you both on your move and this new chapter in your lives! 1y
Smrloomis Good luck with the move! 👍🏽 1y
BookwormM Good luck are you teachers or students? 1y
AmyG Wishing you much happiness and good health in your new Florida home. 1y
JacqMac Good luck with the move! 1y
Char @BookishMarginalia best of luck with the move, and wishing for fun and happy memories in Florida for you both 1y
Avanders Good luck!! 1y
Bookzombie Good luck with the move! 1y
maich Good luck❤ 1y
SleepyDragon Don't forget to register to vote once you're stateside. 😁 1y
dragondrool Good luck! 1y
Lizpixie Good luck! No more @TheBookmarkPR pictures😔 1y
BookishMarginalia @NeesyBeth On our first day list is registering to vote! #BlueWave 1y
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