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LaurenAsh
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My first Joan Didion.

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booklover3258
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/-KW0Oa7E9XI

Enjoy!

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ncsufoxes
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I‘ve always loved Stanley Tucci (especially in Julie & Julia). He‘s had such an interesting life. I have not watched his show on CNN about food in Italy, which I should probably watch. Anyhow great book, a very fascinating life. #bookspin this gives me bingo for the month (in all fairness though the row had 3 free spaces). #nonfiction2022, prompt: I‘m adventurous (I have realized in reading this book I‘m not very adventurous in my eating).

ncsufoxes #booked2022 prompt: includes a recipe (looking forward to making some of the recipes from this book). 1d
Julsmarshall Yay for the bingo! 23h
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this book is wonderful!! Nice choice 😁 20h
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3h
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d.readingnook
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📖 Let Me Tell You What I Mean.
“I admire objectivity very much indeed, but I fail to see how it can be achieved if the reader does not understand the writer‘s particular bias..”

📖 The Year of Magical Thinking.
“Grief is different. Grief has no distance. Grief comes in waves, paroxysms, sudden apprehension that weakens the knees and blind the eyes and obliterate the dailiness of life”

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squirrelbrain
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I loved this! The author was the restaurant critic of the New York Times in the early/mid Nineties. She ends up wearing disguises in order not to be recognised and it‘s so interesting how she is treated when the restaurants don‘t know who she is. The book also includes some of her actual reviews alongside the back story of how she fared at each visit.

Thanks for sending it to me Cindy!

#booked2022 #includesarecipe
#pop22 #abookwitharecipeinit

vivastory I'd be curious to know how much weight a restaurant critics has now, or if like other critics they have to compete with social media buzz & online reviewers. Years & years ago I used to frequently read the restaurant reviews in the weekly alternative paper where I live & there were a few memorable instances where a favorable review turned a fairly new & beloved restaurant into a big success. 1d
squirrelbrain It‘s interesting to consider, isn‘t it? @vivastory There are still restaurant critics in many UK newspapers and magazines but they do tend to be quite London-focused. I bet the more local, quirky restaurants do quite well from social media but, of course, a bad review could do huge damage as well. 1d
Cinfhen So glad you enjoyed it 😁it definitely felt dated but still a great read 1d
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tpixie
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I chose the restored version- the one that reflects Hemingway‘s last draft & wasn‘t as edited. It‘s 2 hours longer. I wonder which version will be better?! #Paris

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Amiable
Yearbook | Seth Rogen
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Mehso-so

Admittedly, as a 55-year-old woman who doesn‘t drink or smoke and has never taken any drug stronger than an epidural (and gave birth once without even that), I am likely not the target audience for this essay collection that does a deep dive into Rogen‘s fondness for using various drugs. A few of the essays were amusing. This might have been better on audio in Rogen‘s own voice. In the end, my review: “Meh.”

#Nonfiction2022
Prompt: I‘m a Sinner

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Eyelit
Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Earlier this week I read the memoir - and last night I had the chance to see the subject live (and first real public outing in a few years)! Good book. Great show. It‘s been a Hannah Gadsby filled week. 😃 love her.

Magpiegem I‘m just finishing this memoir on audio. I so appreciate her insights into her experience and a queer autistic women. It‘s such a generous gift to give. 2d
Eyelit @Magpiegem absolutely! 2d
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monalyisha
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I chose this book because I loved May‘s “Wintering.” Come to find out, it‘s centered around her walk on the South West Coast Path; so, it‘s my second memoir located upon this ramble in as many months! I read this one just as slowly as I read the first (by Winn)…but I enjoyed it twice as much. Her writing style really sings for me, & her parallel narrative of exploring an autism diagnosis drew me in even deeper. 👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: I seem to have quite a few friends who are exploring similar diagnoses right now. And, while I don‘t think I fit the criteria, it *is* a spectrum. I completely understand the feeling of needing a larger field of personal space & of having one‘s energy depleted by crowds. There‘s a lot to identify with here, & a lot to inspire careful thinking, understanding, & compassion. (edited) 2d
Tamra I will check it out! 2d
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for another book I borrowed from #primereading. This is from a short story collection. I don‘t usually read a lot of short story collections but I felt like I needed a break from longer audiobooks that I listen to. Usually, the audiobooks I listen to are around 12 hours. Sometimes, the audiobooks I listen to are around 10 hours. It just depends on what audiobook I‘m listening to.

#amazonoriginalstories