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ravenlee
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Yesterday‘s library #bookhaul - bottom for #YABuddyRead, two seasonal reads, and an accidental find (it‘s supposed to be for kiddo‘s history studies, but it‘s beyond her grade level - but it coincides nicely with the most recent #SheSaid book so I just have to read it myself!).

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MallenNC
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Saving our #SheSaid schedule so I can remember where I‘m supposed to stop! I‘ve had this one on my TBR forever.

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Singout
Pickpick

This was a entertaining, interesting, no-holds-barred collection of feminist essays about how language relates to gender and sexual identity. Chapters tackle issues like swearing, how the ways we speak impact the impression we make and how much respect we get, degrading language, how we talk about our genitals, and much more.
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one… lots of information and fun to read. 3h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Updated Schedule for #SheSaid, some major & minor changes. I kept our January pick since so many are looking forward to more about Ida B Wells since crossing paths with her in a few other places. But I spaced out our reads a bit for the beginning of the year to hopefully make more space in your schedule for everyone who wants to participate in the #1619Project with @4thhouseontheleft

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa If we need to make any future adjustments as we go, I‘m going to leave that possibility open though. So if you are reading with both groups and finding it difficult to keep up, please say so and let me know….and we can adjust more. I don‘t want anyone to miss out on any great books they want to participate in. 3d
MallenNC This looks like a great plan to me. I am looking forward to reading about Ida B. Wells! 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC I was trying to come up with a compromise that might work for everyone….but again if it doesn‘t work, I‘ll leaving it open to change more if we need to. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know you were waiting for this @vlwelser 3d
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think that‘s a good way to go. I think this looks workable but I hope you will also say if it is too much for you. 3d
vlwelser 🤗😘 3d
ravenlee It looks good to me! 3d
Karisa Works for me too. Thanks! 💗 3d
ravenlee In case anybody needs it - Book Outlet has Ida B. the Queen, Rage Becomes Her, and The Purpose of Power - for under $10 each and through today (what‘s left of it) use HOLIDAY5 to get an extra $5 off. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ravenlee Thanks! That‘s a great deal too. 3d
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Karisa
Bellweather Rhapsody | Kate Racculia
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Litsy has my December #tbr branching out to many books I would otherwise never know to connect with fellow readers here. I think it‘s perfect for this time of year. 😊

Happy to be reading along with #sundaybuddyread / @TheBookHippie and #shesaid / @Riveted_Reader_Melissa as well as reading after #NewYearWhoDis buddies @erinreads and @monalyisha. Also, my #wintergames team #mistletoemaniacs 🎄

TheBookHippie 💚🎄♥️❄️ 3d
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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. 3d
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. 3d
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. 3d
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. 3d
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 3d
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. 3d
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. 3d
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 3d
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. 3d
megnews @vlwelser the Stacy Abrams part definitely felt rushed. 3d
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 3d
fredthemoose @tenar thanks for the info! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tenar I agree that the Ida B Wells book is gonna be great!! 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Our next selection is on sale in the US on Amazon (thanks for the tip @BarbaraTheBibliophage ). I always try my library first, but if you can‘t get it there 2.99 on kindle or free if you have prime. #SheSaid

Karisa 👏👏👏 Thanks for the heads up. Snagged it for free! 💗 3d
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mandarchy That's a good price! I got the paperback as a gift and sent it across the country to my parents because we usually share kindle books. Kind of funny that it's free now. I could have sanded postage! 😆 3d
Singout Just downloaded it last night! 3d
BookBosomed1 Such a good book! There is a children‘s nonfiction picture book that is a great accompaniment. 3d
PhyllisH Such a great book. 3d
megnews I‘ve already read this but I‘ll join in conversation if you don‘t mind. 3d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @megnews I don‘t mind at all, please do! 3d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Lots of updates today #SheSaid, but first the most important one….the schedule for our next book. So pick up your copy or put in your library holds we are heading into Troublesome Creek this holiday season.

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ravenlee
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Mehso-so

It‘s an important book, but it felt kind of jumpy. Within chapters Jones jumped around in history, back and forth, which was hard to follow. And the last chapters felt like a headlong hurtle from post-WWII to the 2020 election, which was also hard to follow. It needs a little grammar editing. Overall it was fine but I find myself a bit disappointed. #SheSaid discussion should be interesting this week! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great review, I learned a lot, but I didn‘t love this one either. 7d
ravenlee Oops - forgot this was my November #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5d
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This was incredibly well researched but the delivery is really dry.

#SheSaid with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Final discussion Sunday. Until then 🤐🤐🤐

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job & with Book bingo too! 7d
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