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SarahBookInterrupted
The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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This is the 3rd time I have read this book and each time a different memory of the book stays with me. The 1st time, it was the horror of the breeding ceremony. I was a teenager at the time. The 2nd time, I convinced myself of a ending/storyline that isn‘t in the book. Now this 3rd time; I‘m reading it as one of the banned books on this season of Book Interrupted and realizing how scary the potential of something like this actually happening is.

SarahBookInterrupted Oh and if you want to listen to Book Interrupted‘s 2 podcast episodes of this book you can get it on any podcast service or on the website www.bookinterrupted.com 2h
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throwmeabook
Consent | Annabel Lyon
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Panpan

Glad this one is off my list. Wasn‘t for me. ⭐️ #doublespin

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Blueberry
Greenwood: A Novel | Michael Christie
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Augustdana
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Wow new year same me, although actually finishing a skip the line loan in the allotted days is unusual. Leaving it with four hours to go….one of my toxic traits. Also these short stories are so good. Hype is real.

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OrangeMooseReads
Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Finally able to get into a book again. I‘ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. The last few books I‘ve tried haven‘t been catching me and I honestly just haven‘t felt like reading.
So far this is good.

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StellaDz
The Black Donnellys | Thomas P. Kelley
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I like choosing weird monthly themes when I can, and while February is the month of love (and I‘ll throw in some 80‘s Sandra Brown books, as also pictured), I‘m focusing on my collection of Black Donnelly books. The anniversary is tomorrow.

I might throw in a re-read of Attack on Titan.

#currentlyreading

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JenniferP
The Lost Garden: A Novel | Helen Humphreys
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Lovely, short book about a group of women who volunteer to grow food for the WWII war effort. Lots of references to Virginia Woolf‘s To the Lighthouse, so an added benefit that it prompted a reread of that book for me.

TrishB Love Humphreys ❤️ 3d
batsy I love this book! 3d
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Lindy
The Sentimentalists: A Novel | Johanna Skibsrud
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At the end of the corridor was the room my father referred to as the “second library”—the “first” having reached its limit years before. My father was a great reader and a great rememberer of things, though he never remembered anything in the right order, or entirely, and always had just little bits of all the books and poems he‘d ever read floating around in his mind.

marleed Oh, that‘s what I‘m going to call the books I change out from month to month to celebrate the season and display on my front room shelves by color (i just changed out from New Year‘s black spines to Valentines red spines) - my secondary library! 3d
Lindy @marleed Perfect! Somehow giving the shelves a name elevates the importance of their content in our lives. 3d
marleed I agree! 3d
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Creadnorthey
Return of the Trickster | Eden Robinson
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I loved this so much!!! Super fitting end book to the trilogy and very much worth the read! There‘s so much stuff packed in these three books that I don‘t even know where to begin- just read and enjoy!

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Chelsea.Poole
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A fictional story of 5 children who were raised in residential schools in Canada, funded by the government as a way to disrupt the indigenous population by removing children from families. The overwhelming trauma suffered by these characters was heartbreaking! Though flashbacks of abuse and memories of the 5 “little Indians” do come up, this book focuses on the impact the school had on these characters after they‘ve left the school. Cont ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole 1/1 The fact that the abuse isn‘t as detailed and more of a memory for the characters made it a bit easier to read, as I was expecting “on the page” child abuse. Anyway, there‘s an important message of resilience and hope, though traumatized people may not always have this option. I loved it. Thanks @TheKidUpstairs and @monalyisha #auldlangspine 3d
jlhammar I‘ve got this on my shelves and definitely want to get to it this year. Sounds excellent. 3d
TheKidUpstairs I went into this one expecting unrelenting dark and abuse, and was pleasantly surprised by the hope and ❤️ in the book. I appreciated that, while she never shyed away from the awful realities, she really focused her story on their survival and finding connection and love and family and how to survive. 2d
Chelsea.Poole @TheKidUpstairs yes!! Exactly! There‘s hope and love…what I would consider the focus of the book. I even used this as a book about survival for a challenge prompt on StoryGraph…because it is very much a story of survival. 2d
Chelsea.Poole @jlhammar there are some tough parts but I found it to be very readable and full of hope. Hope you enjoy! 2d
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