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Oh, how I loved the second half of this book! Don‘t want to say much as we are discussing it June 3rd, but I loved it. Read library version and I‘m going to have to get a copy to keep. ❤️

squirrelbrain Yay - glad you loved it! 1d
Megabooks Yay! Happy to have you join our discussion! 1d
BarbaraBB So glad you loved it! And I love your collage 🧡 1d
Bklover @BarbaraBB Thank you! I truly am not very good at collages but I‘m trying to get out of the habit of setting the book on my lap or next to a dog and using that as the pic. 🩷🩷 24h
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The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Hello, June! I‘ll be doing some traveling for work this month, so my kindle is already all loaded up with #aam, #sundaybuddyread, one of the #camplitsy reads, and #roll100 picks 🥰

I can‘t decide if I want to read the tagged for #AuthoraMonth, or if I want to go in the suggested order for the Hainish Cycle and start with Rocannon‘s World… UKLG says there are only loose connection among the books, and I own the tagged novel, sooo…

bnp If I were in your place, I think I'd start with one you own. Rocannon's world is fairly early, and I think it isn't considered one of her best. 2d
bnp Which one do you have? 2d
Larkken @bnp I have Dispossessed on kindle, maybe a few others in physical book form, and I‘m getting the “first three” from the cycle on library hold at some point. So I have options, lol! I‘ve read several in the series a long, long time ago, but I‘ve no idea which (except Left Hand, I remember that one!) so I‘m excited to get back into it. 2d
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bnp @Larkken LeGuin is one of my favorite authors. I think my favorites are Left hand of darkness, Dispossessed, and Lathe of heaven. Or any collection of essays. 2d
Megabooks Ooo! Enjoy traveling!! Looking forward to having you join us at the CL discussions! 2d
rwmg @bnp I preferred Semley's Necklace, the short story which was expanded to become Rocannon's World. 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
Larkken @bnp she‘s wonderful ! I usually gravitate to Ged but decided I wanted to get back into Hainish more 😊 23h
Larkken @rwmg ooo interesting that wasn‘t on my radar. Thanks!! 23h
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Read through chapter 16 and don‘t want to stop! Very much enjoying this one and so glad I decided to join #camplitsy 😊😊💚💚

AmyG This is a fun one. I‘m enjoying it too. 3d
Megabooks Yay! I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! It has great characters and a lot for us to discuss. So happy to have you at camp! 🏕️💜 3d
CBee @AmyG it is! It‘s dark at times but balances out with a lot of great humor. @Megabooks thank you! Looking forward to discussing! 3d
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AmyG Yes-it‘s fun and touching, dark and human. I look forward to discussing this too. I especially like Bandit. 3d
LeeRHarry Just started it today - seems promising! 😊 3d
CBee @AmyG oh, I LOVE Bandit. And very much like Geeta! 3d
CBee @LeeRHarry enjoy!! 3d
BarbaraBB Glad you‘re enjoying it! We‘ve come up with some interesting questions we think. Lots to discuss next week and the week after! (edited) 3d
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re enjoying it! Looking forward to the next two weeks of discussions. 3d
CBee @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB can‘t wait! 😊 3d
Chelsea.Poole Same here! I forced myself to stop but I want to keep reading! 2d
CBee @Chelsea.Poole not to mention chapter 16 ended on a bit of a cliffhanger 🫢😂 2d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It‘s almost June, and just in time for #CampLitsy Bandit Queens came back from Libby. I also want to finish Cantoras and All Are Welcome during Pride month.

June is also Caribbean-American Heritage Month, so I‘ll focus my #ReadingTheAmericas2023 efforts on: Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Haiti. More on this later!

Meanwhile, I‘m still working on #52mysteries along the margins.


Cinfhen Ohhh, glad your hold came back 🥰 3d
squirrelbrain Great news that Bandit Queens came back! 3d
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Finished in time for tonight!! Not reviewing yet - going to listen with interest later 😁

Lindy I‘m starting this today. 💛 4d
TrishB @Lindy there‘s a lot in it! 4d
Lindy @TrishB I was 179 in line for a library copy so I purchased my own copy on impulse when I was at the bookstore for something else. The employee who took my payment told me she had read it in two days, couldn‘t put it down. 4d
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TrishB @Lindy I started last night! Yes- I had to finish 😁 4d
squirrelbrain I may have to capitulate and read it before #camplitsy! 4d
TrishB @squirrelbrain I only did because going to listen to her- but I‘m still really looking forward to discussing it! 4d
AmyG I so look forwardto this one! (edited) 4d
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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I know it‘s early for #camplitsy23 but I wanted to read some before seeing her talk tonight!

batsy Nice! Enjoy 💛 4d
E.Bolhafner when is the camp doing YellowFace? I kinda want to read along but I have a readalong with my son and maybe husband and I haven't been able to figure out when Litsy is doing it
TrishB @E.Bolhafner tagging the camp leaders for the dates @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Megabooks 3d
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E.Bolhafner @TrishB thanks! I have seen June and July both on various posts and of course there are a zillion and one posts tagged with camplitsy so the whole original post/calendar is not easily findable.
Megabooks Hi @E.Bolhafner ! I‘ll be leading the YF discussion. We‘ll be discussing the first half (exact page number tbd) July 8 and the full book July 15. Some people choose to read ahead whether it‘s because a library hold came in or other reasons. We just ask that you avoid discussing major spoilers from the second half the first week for the people that are reading along. Hope this helps! I‘m glad you‘ll be joining us! (edited) 3d
E.Bolhafner @Megabooks thank you! 3d
squirrelbrain @E.Bolhafner - the full order of books for #camplitsy is Bandit Queens, then Birnam Wood in June. July is YF then Hijab Butch Blues. August is Romantic Comedy, then The Memory of Animals. 3d
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I finished my first #CampLitsy23 read and I really liked it. It was much darker than I thought. I especially enjoyed the Indian setting, such as Phoolan Devi‘s story and the parts about the Dalits. I also liked the dynamics between the women, their conversations and wittiness. Plenty to discuss next week!

(Pic: Cancale, Brittany, France)

rockpools So good! And I love your photo. 4d
batsy Great photo, and happy to hear it's a pick for you! 4d
Cinfhen Yay! Hope you‘re enjoying your long weekend ☺️ 4d
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squirrelbrain Great review! Looking forward to the start of #camplitsy next weekend! 4d
peaknit I‘m looking forward to discuss too! I am enjoying it right now! 3d
Suet624 I‘m so glad you enjoyed it. 3d
Megabooks Gorgeous! Glad you had a great trip! 2d
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Todays #camplitsy holiday pic from Golden Cap in Dorset. We spent the evening on the beach basking in the glow, paddle boarding and eating amazing pizza.

squirrelbrain You‘re getting such amazing weather; you could be in the Med! 4d
Magpiegem @squirrelbrain we have been sooooo lucky (unlike normal- it usually rains when we are here). The sea even felt a bit warmer today. 4d
jlhammar Gorgeous! 4d
Chelsea.Poole Sounds perfect! 4d
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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Since I‘ll be traveling in June my #Bookspin list is mostly things already in my kindle and very short works, with the exception of #AuthorAMonth, #CampLitsy, and bookclub reads. 😁✈️📚

vonnie862 Happy travels! 5d
AmyG Safe travels!!! 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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UK Littens in need of Yellowface for #CampLitsy might want to check their nearest Sainsbury's! £9!!!

youneverarrived Ohh thanks for sharing I‘ll have to pop in! 6d
squirrelbrain Bargain! 💛 5d
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