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Dawn: A Novel | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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Book buying: Are you in control of it or is it in control of you?

I‘m not in control at all! 😂

This is my latest little haul from Goodwill.

Jennick2004 No control here 🤷‍♀️ And Book Outlet has a sale right now... 15h
TheLibrarian Zero control. My husband is threatening to burn 1/2 my books and his sister says I need an intervention. 😂 15h
Butterflyamore @Jennick2004 Oh, a sale! 😍😂 15h
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Butterflyamore @TheLibrarian Haha! My husband is an enabler, for sure, but I am pretty sure my kids are ready to institutionalize me! 15h
Kimberlone Other than my #BOTM subscription I truly limit myself to buying used books, either with trade credit at the used book store or at the thrift shop that sells books for ten cents a piece. I will buy books for my kindle, but only if there is a deal. I try to take advantage of Hoopla/Overdrive as much as possible otherwise. 15h
Reagan-reads Completely out of control 😥 14h
Caroline2 😆 it‘s a good haul tho! 👍🏻 50m
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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“Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”

Blh87 He came and spoke at my high school (a million years ago). He was absolutely fantastic. Excellent book. (edited) 17h
BilboBookends @Blh87 man, what I would give to hear him speak! The last time I read this book was high school and it was still just as haunting and horrific. (edited) 16h
Blh87 @BilboBookends it was beyond inspirational. 16h
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The Diary of Anne Frank is the book that showed me how engrossing and fascinating nonfiction can be!

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A lazy cat and a good book makes for a perfect evening! I'm trying to read more out of my comfort zone, so I joined a reading group. June's book is Primo Levi's account of the months he spent in Auschwitz and his journey back to Italy.

#holocaust #memoir

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I'm just about to start this book and was wondering has anybody read it and what your thoughts are (without spoilers 😅)? It seems to be very popular at the moment so I wanted to give it a go.

Oana7 I've read it and I can say it was a wonderful book. I recommended it to my students also and they loved it too. It really is a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📙 4d
AngelaMarie Thank you @Oana7. It sounds great. I can't wait to read it now 😁 4d
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I‘ve read her diary several times but this is the first time I‘m reading an account about Anne that she didn‘t write. I‘ve heard wonderful things about this book and I can‘t wait to give it a try! #mustread #annefrank #nonfiction #biography

Daisey I really enjoyed the perspective of this book! 5d
AWildMandaPanda @Daisey I‘ve heard really great things about this! Have you read the graphic adaptation of her diary? 4d
Daisey @AWildMandaPanda Not yet, but it‘s on my list! 4d
AWildMandaPanda @Daisey I highly recommend it! It is very well done! 4d
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Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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New book and new bird. I am blowing through this. The chapters are so short. I‘m trying to take my time, given the subject matter. A lot of picking up and putting down.

Ordinary Men | Christopher R. Browning
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This is absolutely crazy! All the time I‘ve taught about the Holocaust, I‘ve always understood that there was a punishment for anyone who didn‘t obey orders...clearly this wasn‘t the case! Browning goes on to consider the potential for a ‘fascistic‘ personality, which is so interesting.

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Can you guess what I got for my birthday? You can find out what‘s in the bag right here: https://youtu.be/T1bGQRMhgpQ

I should note that since this video was filmed this morning, I‘ve acquired more books. 😂

TheSpineView Happy birthday! 🤩 1w
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Suet624 Happy birthday!!! 1w
Butterflyamore @EadieB I almost forgot to tag you! 1w
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EadieB @Butterflyamore Happy Birthday! First, I want to say that I love watching your husband as you did this video. You are such an amazing couple and I can see how much he loves you! Lucky lady! A Fire Story looks very interesting. I love true stories but this one sounds devastating about the California fires. But hopeful too in their rebuilding. I've read 13th tale and loved it. I've read her other books too. (edited) 1w
EadieB @Butterflyamore Bellman and Black is slow until the 2nd half and not as interesting as 13th tale. I found myself liking it more and still thinking about the message afterwards. Once Upon A River is a magical realism and I liked that one too. Her books don‘t grab you until after you finish and think about what you have read. But I love her writing! Hope you enjoyed your day - it sounded so nice! Anxiously waiting for you next video! (edited) 1w
Butterflyamore @EadieB Thanks! He is a wonderful husband and he was definitely well worth the wait! A Fire Story is definitely sad but I really appreciated having a better understanding of the firsthand effects rather than just hearing about it on the news. I loved that the author included bits and pieces of other people‘s stories as well. I‘m definitely interested in Once Upon a River, too! We ended up going to the bookstore so I could use my gift card yesteday 7d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Money for books goes fast! Ha ha! 7d
Butterflyamore @EadieB It was burning a hole in my pocket, ya know? 😂 The other book Josh had ordered for me through store was in. It was Recursion by Blake Crouch and I am excited about that! I got Romanov by Nadine Brandes and an Alice in Wonderland journal with my gift card. 7d
EadieB @Butterflyamore Recursion is on my TBR as I have read Dark Matter and enjoyed it very much. Romanov looks interesting too. It seems to be a mixture of Fantasy and Historical Fiction. I need a new journal too and I was going to ask for one for my birthday in September! Enjoy your Alice one as I know you love AIW! 7d
Curiouser_and_curiouser Happy Birthday!!!! What a beautiful thing to receive such wanted and lovely gifts. You have a very caring hubby. Glad to see your birthday was wonderful xxx 🎂🍰🧚‍♀️💗 5d
Butterflyamore @Curiouser_and_curiouser Thank you! He really is a wonderful husband! 5d
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Ordinary Men | Christopher R. Browning
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This book tells a story that‘s fascinating and horrifying in equal measure. How could such ordinary men commit such atrocities? I know the climate is different than it was in the 1940s, but the basic concepts of good and evil, right and wrong are common to all time periods, aren‘t they?

Exbrarian I'm not sure the political climate is much different. People do horrible things because someone manages to convince them that they do them for noble reasons, or out of fear of a tyrant. 1w
Connster @Exbrarian It‘s not quite as black and white as that though - that‘s what this book illustrates. 500 men were told what the task was and given the option to step forward and not do it. Only 12 did. Testimony says the ones who didn‘t step forwards knew the killing was wrong, found it deplorable and didn‘t want to do it. They had the option and didn‘t take it - that‘s what this book explores and it‘s fascinating! 1w
Connster @Exbrarian On a side note, I don‘t mean the political climate, but more socially. The social norms of today are rather different from back in the 1940‘s! 1w
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