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Crinoline_Laphroaig
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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The Gardener in me wants to grow Blue Eyed Marys. Happily Missouri Botanical Garden says it's possible. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxo...
This is one of those books that doesn't have a lot of happy moments but still manages to make you feel hopeful. It helps you to remember how far we've come(although there's still a lot that needs done) in the matter of equality.
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Crinoline_Laphroaig Been hearing good things about this book for awhile. Then this happened:
https://www.mhpbooks.com/jojo-moyes-new-book-bears-striking-similarities-to-a-re...
Reese Book Club picked JoJo Moyes book for it's November read. Which in my mind didn't seem fair. It will get a ton of sales because of Reese. I wanted to read this one because it came out first.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Found these at the dollar store today!!! #Bookhaul

TheLibrarian Wow. Those are some great finds! 18h
Jee_HookedOnBookz Is that Daisy Jones and the Six?!! OMG! 🙌🙌 18h
Insightsintobooks Oh those are good finds! 17h
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AmyG 4 great hardcovers! 🙌🏻 17h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz have you read it? It‘s so good!! 16h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG have you read these?! 16h
Caroline2 Good haul!!! 😯 16h
Insightsintobooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I used to work at a Dollar Tree years ago and always got dibs on the books. Lol. 16h
AmyG I read Daisy Jones and I have The Animators. I love Dollar Tree! 16h
Suet624 Wow!! 15h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG it‘s hit or miss!! Hit today!! 15h
Lovesbooks87 Wow! Nice finds! 15h
readordierachel Awesome! The Animators is amazing. 15h
Soubhiville Whoa! Great score! 14h
Scochrane26 The Animators is a favorite. And Kayla Rae Whitaker is from my area & nice. Met her last year. 12h
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven't😅I'm very late to the party I think lol I'm so tempted to head to dollar tree to get these goodies! Hopefully I'm as lucky! And I haven't heard of The Animators until now! I've always checked out the books at dollar store but have never been lucky 😭😭 12h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I usually never find anything there!!! 12h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz The Animators is supposed to be really good! It was a #Botm selection 📚 12h
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks pls keep your fingers and toes crossed for me! I'll try my luck this weekend 🤞😅 11h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 10h
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LibraryCin
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This was interesting. In addition to looking back on his own family life, he looks at statistics and some interesting insights about people in the area, their family dynamics and growing up poor. It is impressive that he worked his way up and out of that kind of life. He does credit that to a few members of his family who were good examples – interesting that they all married outside of the Appalachian culture.

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FeatherV
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Lazy Sunday‘s are for curling up with a book while your husband and son nerd out on the computers. Happy Sunday my fellow readers

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Joanielovesbooks
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Next!

Reviewsbylola I hope to get to this one soon! 2d
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AnansiGirl
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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#TIL about the Blue Fugates of Kentucky. Online articles are what exists on this mysterious family and their genetic trait of methemoglobinemia. The closest to a book is the tagged historical fiction I found on hoopla.

#TrueBlue #MOvember @Cinfhen

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Scochrane26
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I wanted to read the tagged book before reading about the controversy over the similarities with Book Woman. I couldn‘t help comparing the 2 because of the subject & after learning about the similar plot lines. I really enjoyed The Giver of Stars until toward the end when i became less interested in a major plot line. There were a few times when Moyes seemed to point out something that was already obvious to the reader. 👇

Scochrane26 I felt the ending was too neatly tied up. I did enjoy the friendships, the 2 positive male characters, & the perspective of an outsider. The outsider made me think about my grandmother-she came from Ireland after WW2, settled in rural Ky w/ my gfa, & had an overbearing mother-in-law. As far as similarity w/ BW-there are some, esp 2 plot points, but I can see both authors putting those in for more drama. Overall, I felt they were 2 different books. 2d
Kdgordon88 Thanks for the review and comparison. I have Book Woman on my shelf and have been trying to decide if I need to read the other as well. Did you like one of them more than the other? 2d
Scochrane26 @Kdgordon88 I liked Book Woman better. I may be a little biased though, since I live in Ky & the author is from Ky. 2d
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Birdsong28
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The best #readingbuddy ! And Lillie is feeling good after her hair cut on Friday! #dogsoflitsy 📚 📖

tpixie ♥️ 🐶 📚 2d
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marleed
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I like this book quite a bit and why I didn‘t love it is really my problem. I‘m discovering this about myself inside fiction wrapped in fascinating history to which I know little... I‘m often less engaged in the love interests of the characters than I am in those characters negotiating the history to which I am reading. So my minor disappointment was more about me than the quality of the book.

Scochrane26 I need to post my review of the book, forgot yesterday. I feel much the same way. I was into it until toward the end. 2d
Scochrane26 I may be biased, but I liked Book Woman of Troublesome Creek better. 2d
marleed @Scochrane26 I‘m still waiting on my lib loan of BWoTC. I‘ve spent the last 2 days trying to figure out why I‘m so hard on love stories embedded in HF - I mean I watch Hallmark movies so obviously I‘m good with romance stories. I think for me in HF if the romance is not integral to the history researched and told it is secondary to the story and undeserving of too much real estate in the telling of the book. Does that make sense? (edited) 2d
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Scochrane26 @Marleed yes, it does. BW does have a love interest, but it‘s more of a friendship most of the book & not as central as other plots. 2d
Reviewsbylola I‘m reading this now. I‘m really loving it so far so we‘ll see. 🤞🏻 23h
marleed @Reviewsbylola I hope you like it. It‘s such a good storyline. 22h
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Scochrane26
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This book of poetry was hard to find a couple of years ago, but I had just learned about the author & wanted to read some of her books. Started to read this morning; poetry is not usually my interest, but I‘ll try. I made a list for the book fair today, & surprisingly, there‘s much more NF on it than other genres.