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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

#readingUSA2019

I really enjoyed this #nfnov memoir of growing up in a logging community in #idaho and the author‘s battle to find her place as a teenager in an increasingly religious family.

#wil I learnt of some really interesting parallels with recently-read ‘My Name is Why‘, although entirely different countries, where both authors were abandoned suddenly by foster families for no reason, and their journeys questioning why.

Librarybelle Sounds interesting! 1d
Clwojick 9 pts. now
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NeedsMoreBooks
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”
#NFNov

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NeedsMoreBooks
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“An education is not so much about making a living as making a person.” #NFNov

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squirrelbrain
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#bookreport

Just started the tagged book, which was on my #weeklyforecast last week - this is for #nfnov and for #idaho on #readingtheUSA2019.

Still ploughing through Ducks, Newburyport, over 900 pages in now, so maybe won‘t have to include that on tomorrow‘s forecast! 😁

25% into The Romanovs for #nfnov #buddyread with @Caroline2 - sorry Caroline that I haven‘t posted much about it!

Also read Sandi Toksvig that wasn‘t on my list; a good week!

Tamra The tagged title sounds really good! Thank you for posting. I don‘t know how you juggle multiple reads, I‘m envious. 4d
Caroline2 No worries, I‘m only page 15! 😆 I‘m hoping to get some more done tomorrow. I‘ve got way too many books on the go at the mo. But I kinda like having different options depending on my mood. 😉 4d
Cinfhen Tagged book sounds really interesting. How many more states do u have left??? 4d
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squirrelbrain I usually only have two on the go @Tamra - one at home and one on the #commutingKindle, but occasionally it gets out of hand! 😁 4d
squirrelbrain @caroline2 - I found it a bit dry at first, particularly the prologue, but it picks up and is now very interesting.... 4d
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - after Idaho, I have 4 more. Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. I think I might just do it! 😁🤞 4d
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! 4 is really the finish line! Do you have all your books lined up??? Are you almost done @BarbaraBB ?? 4d
squirrelbrain I have one for Montana, and will probably read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as it‘s on Libby. The other two I‘m still not quite sure on - I have options but not loving any of them... @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 4d
squirrelbrain Although just looked up the New Hampshire # on here and realised I have this on my TBR shelf - yay! Thanks @Cinfhen for prompting me to do that! 🤣 4d
Cinfhen I was going to suggest Owen!!!! Not sure I have any ideas for South Carolina 🤔 4d
Hooked_on_books I actually haven‘t read it yet, but I think you could use Underground Railroad for SC. 4d
Hooked_on_books Also this one is good: 4d
squirrelbrain I‘ve read both of those already @Hooked_on_books but thanks for suggesting... SC is one state that seems to be lacking choice.... Loved 4d
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I just started my Nevada read and then I have four more left (Montana, Missouri, Maryland and West-Virginia). I do have books for all of them now, so I think it‘s doable! 💪🏼Helen have you checked out 4d
Cinfhen Impressive @BarbaraBB & Helen!!! 4d
squirrelbrain Thanks @BarbaraBB - just checked that one out and they have it in the Leeds Library. I can go and get it tomorrow lunchtime! 😘 4d
BarbaraBB I have not read it but read good things about it when I was looking for a book set in SC! 4d
Caroline2 Oh good. I am enjoying it, it‘s just such a big bulky book that I can‘t really read it in the bath or at breakfast so I‘m tending to pick up other books as their easier (physically!!) to read. You‘re prob doing the better option by reading it on the kindle. 😉 👍 3d
Caroline2 I‘m on page 25 now which is apparently only 3% in!!! 🤦‍♀️ 3d
squirrelbrain Yes, I can see how it would be difficult to read in hard copy @Caroline2 - the issue with Kindle is that the family trees are difficult to see, but I think I‘m managing OK without them. 3d
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DHill
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Started a new audio. This one is going a little slow but I think the narrator might have something to do with that.

tracey38 I've been enjoying audios more and more lately but the narrator can really make or break a book easily. 1w
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Mrs_Organized_Chaos
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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It is taking me much longer than expected to get through this book. I am not sure how I feel about it yet.....

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kourtneyamodio
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
Pickpick

This is an amazing story of how much an education can change your life and the way you perceive the world around you. How education literally gives shapes to your thoughts. It deals with really difficult subject matter very well and she completely captures what it feels like to change so much that you must leave loved ones behind. I absolutely loved this book!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

From the monent I had first understood that my brother Richard was a boy and I was a girl, I had wanted to exchange his future for mine. My future was motherhood; his, fatherhood. They sounded similar but they were not. To be the one was to be a decider. To preside. To call the family to order. To be the other was to be among those called.

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rather_be_reading
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

"It is a subject on which nothing final can be known." The subject Mill had in mind was the nature of women.

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rather_be_reading
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

Dont be silly...You are not sixteen.

[heartbreaking that her own mother didnt know her age bc they didnt have birth certificates]