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Kaila-ann
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingpersonal

Only 5 more to go!! ❤️🤗

Clwojick you're doing great! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Wow, great job 👏 1mo
Come-read-with-me @kaila-Ann. Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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Simona
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Quirky (in positive sense) book about questions that we all have about death, written in her typical humorous style and with respect to the topic. Book is intended for younger readers, but it‘s still interesting for adults, well - at least it was interesting to me ...

This was my last book for #Nonfiction2019 challenge, #SomethingPersonal

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations! Great job! And some great books in there too. 2mo
BarbaraBB Great job! 🥳 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Can‘t wait to see the new prompts @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🥳 2mo
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Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! Nice job! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen It won‘t be too much longer now.... 2mo
Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I would live to join this next year!!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi Feel Free, it‘s open to anyone interested! We‘d love to have you, it always brings other great books to my attention when I see the posts. 2mo
Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you for organizing, it was nice challenge to do. I‘m excited about new prompts too @Cinfhen 🤓 2mo
Cinfhen I prefer NF so I‘m excited for another round of all NF challenge @Simona @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2mo
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AnneFindsJoy
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Finally wrapped up #nonfiction2019 with tagged book as #somethingpersonal — My info was part of Equifax breach, and someone has tried using my SSN. But I didn‘t find this book very helpful though, I knew the basic stuff already, and the rest seemed overly complex. I didn‘t feel like there was a lot of “low hanging fruit” that would be easy to implement.

Thank You Melissa for the awesome challenge!!!

Megabooks Great job!!! 3mo
Cinfhen Congrats on completing!!! I‘m already looking forward to next year @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤓 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 Great job! And a great selection of books. I‘m so glad you enjoyed it, and sorry this book wasn‘t more helpful. 3mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen Already have it started 😉 3mo
jb72 Yay! That‘s awesome! My info got compromised too. This the reason this whole credit junk is a bunch of nonsense. 3mo
AceOnRoam Well done Anne, you are my non fiction guru 👍 3mo
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yay for running this again next year! Count me in!!! 🙌 3mo
jb72 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Very cool 😎 I need to update my bingo card. Count me in! 3mo
kindergartenkat Yea!! 3mo
Smarkies Congratulations on finishing! I am slowly plugging away on mine. 😅 3mo
Amiable Congratulations! 🎉🎈 3mo
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thereadingowlvina
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UPDATE!

✅ Something Personal ➡️ Savage Appetites

I picked this book because it's about women's obsession over true crime stories & how they were affected by it. I'm not obsessed with the crime but am more interested in the investigation & forensics side of this genre.

I almost bailed on this book but glad that I finished it. I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would!

#nonfiction2019 #somethingpersonal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Amiable You‘re making great progress! 👍🏼 3mo
thereadingowlvina @Amiable Thank you!!! 😁 3mo
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kindergartenkat
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#nonfiction2019 I finished two NF books today. #somethingpersonal = Brain on Fire and #somethingwithtravel = The Motorcycle Diaries

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Early Work, 1970-1979 | Patti Smith
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I wanted to tag the Patti Smith Audible Original from my Bingo board...but it‘s not in the database. Anyway, here‘s my progress on #nonfiction2019. It‘s been a good year for NF for me!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yay! Great job!! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I‘m going to use Unmentionable for the #somethingpersonal square. No idea about the others, though. Yet! 9mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @wanderinglynn Thanks Lynn—those are both good ideas. I just found this one on my Audible shelf. Bees are animals, right?? 😎 9mo
Reviewsbylola Well done! 9mo
wanderinglynn That sounds interesting too! Bees are awesome! 🐝 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My first book of the year was “Becoming”, so it‘s #SomethingYouPick
Then I decided I‘d read some of my #MountTBR of Obama/Trump books before they got too outdated, so I followed up with:
“Fear” many #UnlikelyCharacters
“Shade” #SomethingWithPicture
“Thanks, Obama” #SomethingWithPolitics

And then:
“Sapiens” #SomethingWithHistory
“ColorOfLaw” #SomethingWithLaw
“We‘re Going to Need More Wine” which is VERY #SomethingPersonal

#Nonfiction2019

Lindy Zooming along. Good work! 9mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 9mo
xxjenadanxx What app do you use to add the book covers to the bingo boxes? 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @xxjenadanxx I take a screenshot of them in Goodreads, and then use an app called Over 9mo
xxjenadanxx @Riveted_Reader_Melissa perfect, that‘s just what I needed to know! Thank you for helping me out :) 9mo
LeticiaToraci Where can I find an empty bingo card picture? 8mo
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Lizpixie
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A sobering look at not just the arson & resulting fire, but also of the man accused of starting it. On Black Saturday there were over 400 seperate fires in Victoria, this is the story of just one of them, the Churchill fire, and the subsequent trial & conviction of an autistic man for arson. Highly emotional & very well written. #NonFiction2019 #SomethingPersonal #Pop19 #ReadABookDuringTheSeasonItsSetIn #ReadHarder #ABookOfANonViolentTrueCrime

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like an emotional read, but a good one. 10mo
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Lizpixie
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Up next is my #NonFiction2019 #SomethingPersonal & #Pop19 #ReadABookDuringTheSeasonItsSetIn This is about the Bkack Saturday fires on 7thFeb 2009,which were deliberately lit.Australian bushfire storms are living breathing things,they sound like a freight train coming at full speed,they block out the sun & turn the world orange & black.They even generate their own weather called a pyrocumulus cloud that rains liquid soot & fire bullets. Terrifying.

Samplergal Just downloaded this one. Sounds so interesting. Thanks! #somuchfornotbuyingbooks 10mo
Cinfhen Those photos are INTENSE 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Book sounds super fascinating 10mo
gradcat I, too, think the photos here are really dramatic. I added this book, and I want to suggest one to you that has a similar subject matter. Just a tip! 10mo
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Lizpixie @Samplergal #somanybookssolittlefunds💸 @Cinfhen Book so far is brilliant. I‘ve also read one called Kinglake350 by Adrian Hyland, also about Black Saturday & also brilliant. I was caught in a bushfire when I was 15, it was terrifying & I‘ll never forget it. Some years the Blue Mountains are ablaze so intensely that we get embers & ash here, 47kms away from the fire. Some summers are just full of dread, waiting for that orange glow in the sky🔥 10mo
Lizpixie @gradcat thanks for the tip! It‘s already in my litsyTBR👍 Those are actual photos from the fires in the book, Australia in high summer is a dangerous place. 10mo
Cinfhen This book isn‘t available yet in USA kindle 😫😫im gonna check with #BookDepository 10mo
Cinfhen I did see the other two available on Kindle 😄 (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen I can‘t imagine ever being caught in a bushfire - how terrifying that must have been 10mo
Freespirit I need to read this 10mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen I think book depository has it, if not I can send you a copy if you‘d like. It was terrifying being caught by one, my boyfriend at the time & I were fishing in the Hawkesbury river at a remote spot that was down a long dirt track in bushland. We woke to the smell of smoke, piled it all in the car & started driving out but within a minute we had trees on fire both sides of the car & leaf litter on the track itself in flames. 10mo
Lizpixie I remember soaking shirts with our water bottles & stuffing them around the windows(old car with not so great rubber seals!) We had to crawl down the road, what took us 5 mins the day before, took us an hour to travel. We finally got through but the car had scorch marks all over it & the rubber parts had warped & melted from the heat. Scariest car ride I‘ve ever had.😱 @Cinfhen 10mo
Cinfhen That‘s something you never forget and I‘m sure you walk away knowing your life was sparred. I‘ll check out Book Depository - thanks!! Shipping to & from Australia is expensive especially to Israel. It‘s not worth the cost but thanks for the offer 😘 (edited) 10mo
gradcat Your story of being caught in a bushfire sounds utterly heart-stopping...so glad you & your boyfriend made it out okay! 10mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen no worries Cindy, I‘m happy to do it if you change your mind. I‘m halfway through and it‘s utterly compelling. @gradcat thank you, it‘s given me a total dread of bushfires since, the fact that it was one way out(a tiny dirt track just out of Wisemans Ferry NSW))made it more terrifying. We seriously thought about abandoning the car and jumping in the river at one point! 10mo
gradcat 😱 So frightening. 10mo
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4thhouseontheleft
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💧💧⬅️ That‘s me, turning into a puddle on the floor after reading this book. It is moving, real, and inspirational. We need books like this, for the kids out there who see themselves in Jarrett‘s story.

I grew up with 2 parents who loved and cared for me, but I always wondered about the ones whose blood I share. The pic above is when I met my birth father for the first time. My birth mother was a heroin addict, and died before I could meet her.

4thhouseontheleft Fills the prompt for #Booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel but i also recommend it for anyone looking for a book for the #addiction prompt. It is definitely the best book I have read so far this year. 10mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 10mo
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Cinfhen I‘m moved in so many ways by this post. Thank you for sharing 😘 10mo
JennyM ❤️ 10mo
Blaire Thanks for sharing a bit of your story. I think there are many kids who could use this book. 10mo
Reggie Yeah, I totally cried on this one. Especially the panel right after his grandparents tell him what they tell him after they come back from Disney Land. Great review! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @TrishB Thanks! @Cinfhen 💖💖💖 Aww, thanks! 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @Blaire I‘m always very open about my story, although it is a bit hard to talk about with such a small character limit! 😂 From what I hear from my grandparents and those who knew her, my birth mother was a lot like Leslie in the book: an intelligent, good person who made some bad decisions, & struggled with the consequences for the rest of her life. My BM got clean, but then injured her back, and became dependent on opiates. That is how she OD‘d. 10mo
4thhouseontheleft @Reggie That was a hard one! That, and some of the panels when you could tell Leslie was using again after a period of being clean. And the Author‘s Note at the end should definitely not be skipped! 10mo
Blaire @4thhouseontheleft I live in West Virginia now and I think your story and this book would be familiar to anyone living here. It seems people are no more than a degree removed from the impact of addiction. I appreciate your openness. Going to recommend to several friends who have adopted or are fostering kids who have similar backgrounds. 10mo
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