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Blood Water Paint | Joy McCullough
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1600s-the story of Artemesia Gentilesche, a painter who had so many obstacles to cope with…
#SetInAnotherCentury #BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Honeybeebooks I loved this one! 35m
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Book & CD | Bill Martin, Lois Ehlert, John Archambault, Ray Charles
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This is what my last year has been about. Haven‘t really had the time to start, let alone finish any of my own books. But he‘s been enjoying mommy reading to him his books. His favorite at the moment is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Plus we‘ve moved again and most of my books are still in storage. Can‘t wait to get them out and organize my bookshelves when I order new ones.

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My older brother(18 months apart;we were in each others pockets)had the privilege of participating in a poetry seminar hosted by Denise Levertov at Tufts University. She taught there from 1973 to 1979 & lived in Somerville as he did.I visited him often, an easy bus ride from Worcester Ma,where I was attending college.He spoke of his admiration for her often,especially in the context of political activism.I am excited about this biography!

Possession | A. S. Byatt
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I listened to this as read by Samuel West who was the perfect narrator. Most people have heard of this, it won the 1990 Booker Prize. It‘s a deep dive into nineteenth century poetry and modern day (well 1980s!) literary academics, particularly a pair of researchers, Roland and Maud who discover some hidden letters. There‘s mystery, romance, academic politics, feminist theory and a lot of 19th century style poems. ⬇️

Centique I particularly loved some of the side characters that Byatt gives a lot of depth to - Sabine the cousin and Ellen the wife, for example. I feel that she had a lot of fun writing this, she created her own little slice of nineteenth century England. While there are some meaty subjects in here, such as limited gender roles, it‘s surprisingly gentle and hopeful in tone I felt. A definite chunkster though #notforthefainthearted (edited) 19h
Centique Loved it - I was in just the right head space for this and I‘m going to miss those letters 😍 19h
LeeRHarry This is one of my all time faves - and I actually enjoyed the movie as well. Great review 😊 (edited) 18h
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Centique @LeeRHarry ooh I‘ll have to look for the movie! 17h
batsy Lovely review! 💜 So glad you enjoyed it and like @LeeRHarry says the movie is also very good. 17h
Centique @batsy thank you Suba 😘 17h
kspenmoll Have to check out the movie- good review! 17h
Lcsmcat I loved this when I read it in the 90s. I‘ll have to look for the movie. 16h
KarenUK Lovely review! And I enjoyed this book very much too 💕 16h
sarahbarnes I‘ve had a copy of this book literally forever. I really want to read it someday! 14h
Graywacke Great review. I‘m looking for an audiobook and I‘m encouraged by your comments. I was worried this might be too difficult for audio. Noting. 9h
Centique @Graywacke he does a great job of giving each character a different sound without going overboard on accents. I may be unusual though in liking longer slower books in audio. Audio preference is such a personal taste I think 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6h
Centique @kspenmoll @KarenUK thank you! 😘 6h
Centique @Lcsmcat it‘s taken me 30 years to get to it! 6h
Centique @sarahbarnes I know right? I had a couple of chunksters I wanted to finally get off my list. The other one is Middlemarch 🤞 6h
Graywacke @Centique yes, i agree. It‘s a personal taste and little unpredictable. 3h
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Just 7 prompts this quarter…. So 10 more to go…..
I really enjoyed all of these…. And this challenge always pushes me outside my comfort zone…
3 Non fiction! Some YA! And Fantasy! 😌📚💕

Cinfhen Yay!!! Good luck on the second quarter drawing 💚 Don‘t forget to complete a form submission: Here's the link for second quarter #Booked2022


KarenUK @Cinfhen 😘😘😘 7h
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This beautiful verse novel really tugged at my emotions. It describes the aftermath of an accidental shooting and how two families lives are forever changed.
#20in4Readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 7h
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Mandelstam is known far more for his poetry, but this book gathers some of his prose in a striking collection that shows his poet's mind at work. The main pieces here a memoir about his childhood, his one and only short story (which is striking for its absurdity and almost stream of consciousness style), & two pieces of travel writing. Mandelstam is not interested in revealing much of himself, but keenly observing the people, places, and things.

Moving Day | Ralph Fletcher
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Oh look is that my new house ❤️ I‘ll be spending July in my new house unpacking while listening to all these audiobooks! I can‘t wait to give it the Kristen touch! #bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #13!! Love Evelyn! 💚 1d
LibrarianRyan cute! 1d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! A new house is so exciting - and I LOVE unpacking and organizing!!! 1d
LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on the move! 1d
Megabooks Great house! 1d
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A memoir of singer/songwriter/actress Jewel who grew up with her father among what she describes as “growing up always camping”and a divorced, hippie, manipulative mother. It is her journey both inward and outward of performing, singing, struggling with finances and relationships to her current mature outlook as a single divorced mother. Jewel is as resilient as they get & this memoir is well worth reading for those on their own journeys.

The Light of the World: A Memoir | Elizabeth Alexander
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The author‘s husband dies unexpectedly and too soon. Their young son finds him in his last moments. And his beloved wife, now a widow, processes these events and figures out how to go on alone. Yup, super emotional. And absolutely beautifully written. Alexander is a poet and professor. She knows the craft of writing. And it shows. Loved every word of this!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #booked2022 #includesarecipe

jlhammar I loved this memoir. Great review! 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jlhammar Thanks - it‘s easy to review such a good book! 1d
Cinfhen This sounds amazing 🤩 #stacked 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It definitely is. My book group friends listened to the audio, which the author read. They said it‘s excellent. 15h
Cinfhen Good to know!! Thanks for the audio tip ♥️ 12h
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