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Butterflyamore
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Happy World Kindness Day! Remember to extend some of that kindness to yourself. ❤️

LiteraryinLititz Thanks for this reminder! 💗 13h
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TheDaysGoBy
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Pickpick

This book was great! Being born and raised in Pittsburgh, exposure/love for Mister Rogers‘ Neighborhood is as automatic as becoming a Steeler fan. That said, I learned so much about Fred Rogers and it‘s made me more appreciative of his great talents. And listening to the audiobook narrated by LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow just added to my childhood nostalgia.

#NFNov #biography @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 6 pt. 2d
Scochrane26 I loved this book so much! 8h
TheDaysGoBy @Scochrane26 It was so good! Listening to it on audio was even more fun with them throwing Fred Rogers singing at the end 8h
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Ifftay14
Straw Men: A Thriller | Martin J. Smith
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New read while waiting for basketball practice to end. Murder mystery based in Pittsburgh. So far it‘s a page turner. #pittsburgh #pointbreeze #pageturner #momlife #basketball #fall

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TheDaysGoBy
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Listening this on audio and I‘ve learned so much. Like, Fred Rogers was red and green colorblind. Or that he‘d lived in Toronto which is where he first got in front of the camera in the way he did for Mister Rogers‘ Neighborhood. It‘s all been so interesting!

#NFNov #TIL @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Addison_Reads I read this earlier in the year and absolutely loved it. 1w
TheDaysGoBy @Addison_Reads I‘m really enjoying it so far. Also having LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow read it has just added to the experience…and the childhood nostalgia I‘m getting 😂 7d
TheSpineView I am looking forward to the movie. I think Tom Hanks is the perfect choice. I want to read the book first but I might not get to it in time. 7d
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TheDaysGoBy @TheSpineView I agree. I‘d like to see the movie and Tom Hanks I‘m sure will be great. He did awesome playing Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks - he seems to handle those types of roles well 7d
Clwojick 4pts! 6d
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squirrelbrain
An American Childhood | Annie Dillard
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this book. It‘s a series of dreamlike vignettes that lend a more novelistic feel than non-fiction. Indeed, one of the reviews on the back described it as a ‘metaphysical memoir‘ - I prefer a more straightforward autobiographical style.

#wil I learned a lot about rocks, birds and the polio vaccine... and also a new word, sempiternal, meaning everlasting.

#nfnov
#readingtheUSA2019
#pennsylvania

Blaire I felt the same about this one. Had seen it recommended a lot and just didn‘t capture me the way it had others. 2w
Librarybelle Good review! 2w
rsteve388 9 pts I see you learned something. Finished this and made a post! Please use the hashtag so I know for sure next time. 1w
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squirrelbrain Apologies - Which hashtag did I miss @rsteve388 ? I used #nfnov and #wil - is there another one I should be using? 1w
squirrelbrain I‘m glad it wasn‘t just me @Blaire ! 1w
Caroline2 Oh that is a good word!! 😯 1w
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squirrelbrain
An American Childhood | Annie Dillard
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#weeklyforecast

You can see from the sticky-out bookmark that I‘m getting there with Ducks..... 700 pages in. Managed to renew it again at the library, which I didn‘t think I would be able to, but I still want to get through it soon.

Just started An American Childhood for #nfnov and #readingtheUSA2019, and the other two books also fit both prompts.

Will also try to start The Romanovs on Kindle for #nfnov and a #buddyread with @Caroline2

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 🦆🦆🦆🦆 2w
Cathythoughts Are you liking Ducks ??? Is it worth the time .... ? ( sorry for all the questions .... 2w
RachelO Wow! That‘s some chunkster! 2w
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youneverarrived Almost there! I was going to ask the same as @Cathythoughts 2w
squirrelbrain @RachelO - it‘s the one with no paragraphs and about 7 full stops.... 😬 2w
squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @youneverarrived - I am enjoying it but I think it‘s getting a little bit samey now. It‘s also not one you could read in one go - I‘ve been reading it for a month now in between other books. It also depends if you relate to the MC - I think I do as she‘s rather anxious, has weird dreams and the whole book is her talking to herself, trying to convince herself everything is fine. I know some people have found her really irritating 😁 2w
Caroline2 It‘s exciting this #nfnov lark isn‘t it! I‘m loving it so far but I‘m already feeling the pressure to read all my non fiction books right now!!! 😆 I have 3 on the go at the mo and I‘m starting to feel like I have ADHD as I flit between them! 2w
youneverarrived Sounds like my type of MC actually.. thanks Helen I think I‘ll definitely give it a go now 👍 2w
squirrelbrain I know @Caroline2 - it‘s a great push to make us read books that have been languishing for a while... although I seem to be mainly going for the newer ones.... 🤔 2w
Caroline2 I know what you mean, I am desperately trying to read my older books but the new ones are soooo tempting!!! 😆 2w
rsteve388 1 pt 1w
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Litsi
Wonder Boys | Michael Chabon
Pickpick


This is a wild ride of a story about what ambition looks like in the bloom of youth and at the opening of old age. It‘s a story about the abuse of time. And the writing! The mic is dropped on about every third page. To wit, “...he likes to caution and amuse his young companions with case histories of the incurable disease that leads all good writers to suffer, inevitably, the quintessential fate of their characters.”

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jesseastin
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Rainy afternoon in Portland. Happily ensconced In Powell‘s (again), checking out a few possibilities.

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actualdisneyprincess
Pittsburgh Noir | Kathleen George
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Okay. For the first story in a collection of short fiction about Pittsburgh, written by an author without whom, ostensibly, “no Pittsburgh collection would be complete,” it already falls flat.

Her main character calls pop ‘soda.‘ 🤦🏻‍♀️

#pittsburghnoir #pittsburgh #pittsburghfiction #littsburgh #youhadonejobomgitspopnotsoda

actualdisneyprincess Omg, and she does it repeatedly. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Carissa-Green-Reads
Fences | August Wilson
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