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Here are my upcoming plans for the year. I love having a monthly focus, and I find it helps with my reading productivity. By setting aside a week or a month to focus on middle grade, or ARCs, or chunky books i tend to do better with hitting goals, and avoiding slumps.

Not all of these events are hosted by me, just ones I plan to participate in. Check out the hashtags as the months get closer, if you‘d like to join along. ❤️

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Clwojick #nonfictionnovember #NFNovember @rsteve388 — are you still hosting every year? 2mo
DieAReader SCREENSHOT!!🤗📚🤓 You just made my night Cassandra💜 Book focus is way less stressful than IRL issues any month/day of the year. Thanks for the share and the tag!! 2mo
DieAReader @LitsyEvents May be able to spread the word as well😉📚🤓💜 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for this resource and the share. ❤️ 2mo
hes7 Fun! 2mo
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My November Wrap Up

The Five was definitely my best of the month. I hadn‘t read much about Jack the Ripper before, but this look at the lives of the women he attacked was riveting. (For a great fiction pairing I‘d recommend People of Abandoned Character, which I read in Oct.)

Others I really liked: Sourdough, Scorpica, Life on the Rocks, Bi, and Fatty Fatty Boom Boom. Only 7 for #NonfictionNovember, but I‘m satisfied with that.

Librariana I love a good Fiction / Non-fiction pairing recommendation! 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace O.o Thoughts on You Bring the Distant Near? I picked it as part of my order from the YA/kids sale from Thriftbooks in October. 4mo
RebelReader Fatty Fatty Boom Boom and The Five are on my to read this this month. Glad to hear they are good! 4mo
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Soubhiville @tokorowilliamwallace I just tagged you in my review of it, I see you had already seen it. I liked it very much! The characters were vibrant, and the food descriptions 😋 4mo
Soubhiville @RebelReader I hope you‘ll love them too! 4mo
Soubhiville @Librariana another good F/NF pairing from the books above- You Bring the Distant Near and 4mo
JuniperWilde Thx - I read The Five this year and will check out the fiction recommendation 📚 4mo
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I‘m behind on my November #bookspin reviews. This was an interesting story about the murders of members of the Osage tribe in the 1920s. At the same time the FBI was being formed. It‘s again stories that you never really learn about in school but important ones to understand what happened in American history. Some of it dragged on in some sections but still an interesting read. #nonfictionnovember

CoffeeNBooks I read this a few years ago and thought it was a really interesting book- I learned a lot! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
BkClubCare I am in the dragging on part… does it get moving again?! 1w
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This was a fun read to dip in and out of, although it got a bit samey in places.

The author decided to promote his previous book by visiting 100 bookshops across Britain, just after bookshops re-opened after forced pandemic closures. Along the way he unearths unusual, mainly non-fiction, books in charity shops to use as prompts in his book talks.

This was my last book for #nonfictionnovember

LeeRHarry I saw Robin Ince last month when he was out here with Prof Brian Cox 💕 😏 - he was promoting this book then - sounded interesting, one to go back to when looking for new bookshops to visit 😊 4mo
squirrelbrain Oh, that was the arena tour he was supposed to be doing in the UK, instead of this @LeeRHarry - they decided they couldn‘t risk big arenas so he did little bookshops instead! 4mo
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#bookspin #doublespin @thearomaofbooks

Oh this feels like cheating! Both of these books were holdovers from last months #nonfictionNovember and I finished the #bookspin yesterday, and started the #DoubleSpin last night!

This means I can work on the 4 books I didn't get to earlier in the year.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! It's nice when everything comes together!! 4mo
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#BookSpinBingo #NovemberWrapUp

Read a total of 17 books and had 1 DNF. 1 Bingo.

Read 6 NF books for #NonFictionNovember and loved all but one.

Finished 3 more #Booked2022 prompts, one left to finish the year.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!!! 4mo
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“Everybody subsequently agreed that the news media should have offered better coverage of the epidemic much earlier, and that the federal government should have done much, much more. By the time everyone agreed to this however it was too late. Instead people died. Tens of thousands of them.”

Hard hitting, comprehensive & tragic. Over 600 pages but it read fast.

Read for #Booked2022 - About the AIDS epidemic. Also works for #NonfictionNovember

Amiable Oh, this book is SOO good. I recommend to everyone I can. 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is fabulous! Maybe I‘ll read it for #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic 4mo
Reggie I was telling a coworker this week about how that gay couple goes to a fortune teller and she spells out Toxoplasmosis. And one of the guys thinks she‘s a hack because only cats get that. But what they didn‘t know yet was that the disease destroyed their immunity so bad they started getting diseases humans never had to worry about before. Also, that young man who had that sheep‘s disease from California. Rip Randy Shilts. (edited) 4mo
Ruthiella @Reggie Yes, I remember that. At first I thought he included it because it was ridiculous. All those young men in their prime, including Shilts. 💔 4mo
BkClubCare Oh!! Yes. The movie of this hit me hard and it was before I ever knew abt “movies based on BOOKS”. 4mo
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That‘s a wrap on #nonfictionnovember for me - I liked most of what I read, which is a plus for sure. I‘ll continue to try to primarily read nonfic throughout December, tho, to see if I can get a 50/50 balance of fix-nonfic for the year #fingerscrossedicandoit #thoithinkcomicswillwinmyattention 😅

The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Read my #bookspin and #doublespin. Only three nonfiction for #nonfictionnovember. No bingo. #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 4mo
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"Still it made no sense to Pershing that one set of people could be in a cage, and the people outside couldn't see the bars."

Such an excellent description of how racism and the people who allow it to continue.