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Butterfinger
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A strong sociological study of the Great Migration. Statistics and historical facts revolve around three figures who escaped the South in order to be free. To become American citizens. I'm so grateful to have read this book. #OtherSuns @megnews

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AnneCecilie
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I finished The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

I‘ve read Julia and the Shark, The Christmas Pig and Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights

I continued with my advent reads.

A sports update: The Norwegian Handball team is playing in the final tomorrow. And there will be more chess in the time between Christmas and New Year with Rapid and Blitz World Championships.

Cinfhen That‘s awesome!! I wanted to tag you in the #Top21of21 - curious to see your favorite reads this year 🎉😁 1mo
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AnneCecilie
Julia and the Shark | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Finish The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

I‘m going to continue with my advent reads

I want to read Julia and the Shark, The Christmas Pig and Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights

Cinfhen Plans look good 😊 1mo
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AnneCecilie
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Continued The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

I‘ve finished Samlede Verker
I read Snømannens jul, A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl who Saved Christmas.

I‘m still reading my advent calendar books.
And I‘m almost done with the book on octopuses.

Update on the chess: The winner is the one that first reaches 7,5 points and Magnus Carlsen did that yesterday and won his 5th championship title in the classical chess.

charl08 Ooh, beautiful looking books in that stack 🤩 1mo
Cinfhen And how‘s the handball??? 1mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen They are still playing, in the second group playing now. It has been easy matches so far. Hopefully more fun today when we meet Sweden. 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Worth five solid and fascinating stars. Wilkerson follows three people who leave the South and chase a brighter day. She tells about their dreams, many of which don‘t come to fruition the way the dreamer hoped. The migrants land in Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles. So Wilkerson discusses life in all those areas during the turbulence of the 20th century. Highly recommend!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2021 #OtherSuns

Prairiegirl_reading I loved the way this was set up. I honestly wasn‘t expecting it to be what it was. I loved it too! 1mo
Graywacke One of my favorite books. 1mo
Amiable Such a phenomenal read. 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Prairiegirl_reading I agree. So much heart in the midst of all the historical information. Lot of heartbreak also. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Graywacke Yes! And she is an automatic buy author for me from now on. 1mo
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AnneCecilie
Samlede verker | Lydia Sandgren
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Continue with The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns.
I will also continue with my advent reads; Adventsstjernen, Seldas julekalender and I desember.

I have less than 200p left in the tagged chunkster and I want to finish that. Then I want to read the picture book Snømannens jul and A Boy Called Christmas

I want to start a book about octopuses and hopefully get to The Girl Who Saved Christmas.

Tamra Beautiful stack! 2mo
Cinfhen Good luck this week 💚 2mo
Cathythoughts Lovely looking stack ❤️ 2mo
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Samlede verker | Lydia Sandgren
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I completely forgot when I was my making my weekly forecast, that December started this week.

So I continued reading The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

I started the tagged book and Du Grøne, Glitrende.
I‘ve also started the following advent calendar books: Adventsstjernen, Seldas julekalender and I desember

Cinfhen How‘s the chess going?? Handball?? Are you enjoying??? 2mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen The chess is going great. Last night‘s game completely destroyed me, almost 8 hrs playing, but Carlson won so he‘s leading after 7 games. The handball team had it‘s first game yesterday and because of the chess I didn‘t what it, but it was an easy win. I can‘t believe you remembered that from last week. 2mo
Cinfhen I did 💕😘 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I know many of you struggled with this book, but I‘ve seen a few reviews so I know some of you have persevered. I myself have fallen behind… sorry, that I‘m the one dropping the ball here. I am determined however to finish it yet this week! I am learning a lot, but I do feel like I need to force myself to pick it up at times. So please discuss what you learned, loved, struggled with…it will all motivate me to catch up. Again, sorry I fell behind.

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MallenNC This one was definitely dry and academic so falling behind is understandable. I thought it was valuable in learning about people I didn‘t know a lot about. It was a good follow up to 400 Souls. My favorite chapter was the one from this week about women in the civil rights movement. I‘ve got a lot of people to learn more about in the future. 2mo
megnews @Riveted_Reader_Melissa don‘t feel bad! I am behind in #othersuns too and it‘s definitely not dry. Got busy with holiday prep and my daughter being home from school. Mostly audio booking and quick easy reads for me. Determined to catch up and post Friday. 2mo
ravenlee My biggest struggle with this book wasn‘t that it‘s dry (it is, but I‘m good with academic writing) so much as the structure wasn‘t exactly linear or subject-oriented. It bounced around, and I got timelines and people mixed up because of it. There‘s a firehose effect of names and organizations, and it‘s hard to sort out who is involved in what. I wish there had been a master list of all the amazing women somewhere. 2mo
ravenlee The ending felt rushed to me, very pell-mell rightuptothepresentday! And I realized after I‘d finished that the women‘s movement in the churches information just stopped. I don‘t know if it had reached its pinnacle in the previous section, or it wasn‘t as notable in more modern times, or if she just didn‘t write about it. Also, the Chisholm slogan in one of the photos was opposite the slogan in the text on the previous page, which bothered me. 2mo
tenar I liked this book, but I felt the strength of the last segment (about Parks, Bethune, etc.) made it easier to see the struggle in the third quarter. I think it lost its focus for a bit there, which made it feel that much more repetitive. I agree @ravenlee, like a firehose!

But I learned So Much reading this, maybe for that very reason. Both about individuals and about the overall historical trends. I‘m really glad to have read it with y‘all.
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tenar The Smithsonian African-American History Museum has launched an online presence, with lots to explore, and one of their smaller features is on Jarena Lee: https://www.searchablemuseum.com/preacher-jarena-lee-praise-in-the-meantime 2mo
tenar @ravenlee I think I got caught up in the rush of the ending, but I was thinking the same thing- where is the church information in this more recent history? Did the church fall that much out of importance after the development of the Black Women‘s Clubs? Either way, I‘d have love for it to have been discussed. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I think the biggest advantage of this book will be pointing our group to some related books, possibly focused on just one or two of these women at a time. Or more on individual parts of this century-long movement, like the church-related activism, for example. 2mo
tenar @BarbaraTheBibliophage For sure. This felt like a big, rich introduction to me. I ended up writing down a lot of names to read about further. It (especially in the acknowledgments!) made me even more excited for our upcoming book 2mo
vlwelser I agree with @ravenlee the fact that she jumps around and is non linear is possibly the most distracting. The last chapter and epilogue are very rushed. I'd like to learn more about the woman who worked for LBJ. And throwing Stacy Abrams in at the end was just weird. 2mo
megnews @vlwelser the Stacy Abrams part definitely felt rushed. 2mo
megnews I looked up more on Joe Ella Moore. Moore from the same county is one of my kids‘ lines on their father‘s side so I‘m hoping to look into her more. I found this pic of her being registered to vote: https://da.mdah.ms.gov/moncrief/image.php?display=item&item=338 2mo
fredthemoose @tenar thanks for the info! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tenar I agree that the Ida B Wells book is gonna be great!! 2mo
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Mormor og de tte ungene i skogen | Anne-Catharina Vestly
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Continue reading The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

Continue the tagged on audio.

I‘ve just started Du Grøne, Glitrande a tribute to the Christmas tree and it‘s history in Norway, and will continue reading that

I‘m want to read a good chunk of Samlede Verker, a novel by a Swedish author that has won prizes. I‘ve waited on this from the library for 6 months- one yr and It‘s due back in a couple of weeks.

AnneCecilie I don‘t know how much reading I will get done in the next couple of weeks. The world championship in long chess with Magnus Carlsen has started. Later in the week the world championship in handball for women starts. 2mo
Cinfhen Do u watch the matches?? Are they televised?? 2mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen The chess matches are commentated live on National TV with amazing commentators. I don‘t know the rules of chess or what happens on the board, but I can‘t help watching. 2mo
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Palimpsest Du Grøne sounds like an interesting book. 2mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen The handball matches are live as well, but I played handball for many years so know the rules and what is happening. 2mo
AnneCecilie @Palimpsest It is, but haven‘t read much in it jet. 2mo
Cinfhen So cool!! Enjoy. Have you read this book / it was fascinating 2mo
AnneCecilie @Cinfhen Yes, I read it after watching the series on Netflix. I enjoyed it 2mo
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AnneCecilie
Mormor og de tte ungene i skogen | Anne-Catharina Vestly
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Buddy reads:
? Finished Further Chronicles of Avonlea #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
? Continued The Warmth of Other Suns #OtherSuns

Read/ Finished:
? The Wanderbeekers to the Rescue
? Manifesto
? Åtte små, to store og en lastebil

Currently reading:
? A Slow Fire Burning
? Mormor og de åtte ungene i skogen

Dnf‘ed:
? Most likely Disoriental will be dnf‘ed. I‘ll make the final decision tomorrow

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