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Susanita
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I‘m not going to put the bail tag on this and pull down the ratings BUT ... I tried three times to read it and just couldn‘t even. To me it just seemed to jump all over the place and spew quotes at the reader. Maybe I just have enough #politicalintrigue in my Twitter feed!

Definitely check out the author discussing the book in an interview though. There‘s at least one online which is similar to his excellent talk at #NatBookFest last year.

Megabooks I returned this to audible. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
Susanita @Megabooks In the middle of the night when I couldn‘t get back to sleep, I regretted being so hasty returning the audiobook! 2w
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Aimeesue
Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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After hearing Andrés' ebullient presentation at the #NatBookFest, I went down to buy this book and We Fed an Island. It was win-win-win, because profits go to World Central Kitchen (the NGO Andrés founded to serve meals in disaster areas,) Politics & Prose was the festival's bookseller, so I got to support a local independent business, and I get a gorgeous new cookbook. It really is a thing of beauty. ❤️❤️❤️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Exciting! 1mo
Aimeesue @BarbaraTheBibliophage Just like Andrés himself - the man is positively effervescent! ? 1mo
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litsybookclub
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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New month, new book! This month, we are reading “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. We hope that you will join us in reading this month‘s book selection.

lynneamch I noticed this on a post where @tpixie mentioned it to @aimeesue. End of September is busy for me, but I'd love to check in on the discussion. Will try. 1mo
tpixie @lynneamch we‘d love to have you! Even if you haven‘t read it! Just to say hi!! And you can tell us about #NatBookFest !!! 1mo
lynneamch @tpixie I actually have read it, but it's been awhile. Fortunately, have it peppered with post-it notes, so perhaps I'll gain some specific recall looking at those. I was blown away by him at NBF. So glad littens will be reading it together. 1mo
tpixie @lynneamch I taped a lot of the interviews on C-SPAN-2 Book TV. I‘m hoping he‘s on one! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! This is my IRL book group‘s next pick. We meet right after the discussion you‘re having! 1mo
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jmtrivera
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Week 4 check-in! Sorry for the lack of updates and the slapdash collage this week. Between the first week of school and National book Fest, I have lots of catching up to do today!
I made my books goal early! Not as good on the water goal, but all 3 days I missed, I was close! I still want to work on activity, but I'm proud of my efforts.

tpixie Awesomeness!!! Those bathroom lines at #NatBookFest are long!!! you don‘t wanna drink too much water or you‘ll spend too much time standing in line! 1mo
jmtrivera @tpixie Exactly my thought! But I was so dehydrated this morning! 1mo
tpixie @jmtrivera I bet!!!! 1mo
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lynneamch
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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ALL these folks were great in person: Barbara Kingsolver, Laila Lalami, Richard Powers, Susan Choi, Rebecca Makkai (middle pic) Louis Bayard, Roxanna Robinson. Had to watch RBG on Youtube as line was maxed out an hour ahead. Decided to skip an hour-long wait in line for Jose Andres and just go to lunch at his tapas restaurant Jaleo instead. Fantastic day! #NatBookFest

tpixie What a great and busy day!! I bet the tapas was fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!! 🥳📚🥳 1mo
tpixie Last year we ate at busboys and poets 1mo
lynneamch @tpixie I still want to get to Busboys. Usually try to do Afterwords at Kramerbooks, but short trip this time. We tried to get in Unconventional Diner, but was full. Had no regrets about ending up at Paleo. 1mo
tpixie @lynneamch i‘ll have to try to eat at those places if I get to DC again! 1mo
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Aimeesue
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Barbara Kingsolver. Now I must read this book.
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Samplergal I loved it. I‘ve heard mixed reviews, but it struck a chord in my heart. 1mo
Aimeesue @Samplergal She talked about the real people behind one strand of the story. Mary Treat sounds amazing! And the guy who founded Vineland, NJ sounds a right horror show. Charles K. Landis owned pretty much everything, was a millionaire "land developer," made it a dry town, and shot the paper's editor in the head, in broad daylight, and was found not guilty. Hmmmmm. Remind you of anyone? (edited) 1mo
lynneamch Wasn't she super? She said, "A novel is the territory of the human psche." I've loved every on of her novels and definitely putting this one on my tbr. #NatBookFest 1mo
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tpixie What a great time you had there! @lynneamch @Aimeesue 1mo
Aimeesue @lynneamch She was fabulous! @tpixie It was a GREAT day! Really, really crowded, though! But that's a good thing, over all. Just not when I need to use the restroom. 😄 1mo
tpixie @Aimeesue glad it was fun!!! Yes short lines to the bathroom or better! Especially when there are other places to go stand in line!! 1mo
Aimeesue @tpixie I'm incredibly lucky in that I live in the area so I get to go every year. This is the biggest crowd I've seen there, but I'd bet that RBG was a big reason for that. It's SO much fun, though! 1mo
Samplergal @Aimeesue LOL. It does remind me of someone.... 🤡 1mo
Aimeesue @Samplergal She was pretty clear about that resemblance. ??? And she also said that the book is kind of a défense of Millenials - people talk about Millennials "ruining" everything (paper napkins, golf, homeownership, "and, I don't know, avocados?") which, given what we've left them to deal with makes no sense! (edited) 1mo
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Susanita
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That special moment when the speaker endorses the interviewer‘s book. #natbookfest

tpixie Fun!!! I have this taped!!! I‘m about to watch RBG! 1mo
tpixie I think your work in the main stage what a great place to be! 1mo
Susanita @tpixie I saw the end of RBG. 😀 I like working in main stage but miss the carpeted floor from the ballroom upstairs. 1mo
tpixie @Susanita well. It‘ll be on web when you get home!!! Have fun in person!!!https://www.c-span.org/series/bookTv 1mo
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Aimeesue
The Overstory | Richard Powers
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The communication collaboration between the fungus and the trees is called the Wood Wide Web. 😂😂😂
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lynneamch He blew me away at #NatBookFest today. I loved this book and so admire him. Two quotes: "Environmental activism is a big tent."
"Literature can widen sense of kin."
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Aimeesue @lynneamch He was great! My daughter is majoring in Environmental Sci + is peer mentoring a Plants and Literature class this semester. The Overstory is the first book they're reading. We're Unitarian Universalists, so the kinship with all creatures + the environment thing is not exactly new to us. It's one of UU's basic principles. That's one of the reasons the WWW joke cracked me up- we talk about the interconnected web of existence all the time! 1mo
Aimeesue @lynneamch And totally superficially, did you notice how BLUE his eyes are?? 1mo
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tpixie @Aimeesue we‘re reading Overstory this month for @litsybookclub another great book is 1mo
Aimeesue @tpixie Lab Girl was great! So many trees! 1mo
tpixie @Aimeesue yes!! ♥️🌳♥️ 1mo
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therealdealbeall
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I've never attended performing arts school, but boy oh boy did Susan Choi capture how I feel about musicals being someone who does community theatre but can't sing.

lynneamch Found her fascinating today at #NatBookFest, but think I'll start with one of her others instead. Maybe 1mo
therealdealbeall @lynneamch I can definitely see how this one might not be for everyone. I was interested because of the theatre content and didn't realize how much teenage off-stage drama there would be. I've been doing it as an audiobook, but I might have gotten more annoyed with it if I was reading a physical copy. 1mo
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Aimeesue
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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There are no words big enough. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
The crowd was HUGE. The Fire Marshall actually shut down the whole floor because there were too many people up there. By the time I got up there, she was 10 minutes into her talk and a lot of us just sat outside and watched the live-stream. Still pretty cool!

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