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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Klou Perfect! 10mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Josie Pye dares Anne to #WalkTheLine (the ridgepole of Mr. Barry‘s kitchen roof).

#Movie2BookRecs #LetterW

mabell Ha good one! 11mo
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Megabooks
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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Pickpick

Much of the reporting in this book has been done before. It is not a revelation that early childhood intervention, drug diversion programs, job/financial literacy training, and after school programs help kids, families, and adults.

However, until we make fundamental, bipartisan structural change to make these and other programs available to all Americans, we need to keep this in the public eye.

A well written, if a bit imperfect book. 4⭐️ #BOTM

Cinfhen Sounds like a decent read but not one I need to jump right into. Hoping to read in March with @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola 🤓 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen it is a good read. I look forward to seeing what you think! Sorry I couldn‘t wait. #moodyAF 🤪 4y
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KT1432 Ah! Good to know it's still a pick! I feel better about choosing it now lol. 4y
Megabooks @lele1432 I chose three January ones and this was the best, FWIW. 4y
Reviewsbylola So glad this one ended up being a pick. You had me worried!! 4y
Reviewsbylola Lolol idk what third book you chose for #botm, but this had to be better than Topics. 🤣🤣🤣 4y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola yeah, I though this month was going to be awesome. Spoiler alert: it wasn‘t! I also got this, which was a so-so. I should‘ve gone with the St. James! (edited) 4y
Reviewsbylola @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I think I‘m going to start this one now if you are both up for a buddy read! 4y
Cinfhen I STILL don‘t have my copy @Reviewsbylola 😬😬😬and now that the whole world has shut down I may not be able to read this until 2021 😫 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I don‘t think I can swing it this month. I‘m reading a bunch of other heavy books for buddy reads, and this might put me over the edge into 😭. I‘d say you should go ahead if you feel like it‘s time ... 💕 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read the first few pages but it seems good so far! I‘ll keep you posted! @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen 4y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I‘m curious about your thoughts too. 4y
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Megabooks
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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Sorry @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraTheBibliophage ⬆️☹️

Honestly, I‘m a bit frustrated because the first 60 pages are turning out to be another book about the plight of rural white dudes. And they ASSUME (😒) it‘s the same for blacks, Latinx, and natives(!!) then they talked about how great the Homestead Act was for getting housing. Yes, for WHITES. Wasn‘t so great for natives!! 🤯

I‘m not sure how I feel if this is more whiny white people.

8little_paws I didn't get this from botm, but i had high hopes for it . So I'm sorry to read this. Does it have pictures? 4y
Megabooks Okay, so the next 40 broadened it, which is good! 4y
Megabooks @8little_paws it got better. Not perfect, but better. Yes, it has pictures. 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad you did what worked for you! Anxious to hear your thoughts as you read more. 4y
8little_paws @Megabooks i think they're by lynsey addario i really like het. I'll borrow this bill. 4y
8little_paws I mean book 4y
KT1432 Uugghhh I was really looking forward to this one too!! Now wishing I hadn‘t picked it. I was assuming it would have a...broader and more encompassing scope. 😞 4y
Cinfhen I‘m glad you started as my copy is still in Philly and will NEVER be here by February😣you may have to #WalkTheLine alone too @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😘as far as content I‘m happy it‘s improved somewhat but still kind of disappointing #WhinyWhites aren‘t my reading preference 😜 4y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage @8little_paws @lele1432 They‘ve opened it up some, but still, they focus more on working class whites. They had one part on a Central America-descendant veteran in Baltimore and a black woman incarcerated in Alabama, but it‘s pretty white. @Cinfhen (edited) 4y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks for understanding. 👍🏻 I‘m enjoying it. No book is perfect. It‘s still sitting at my entry 4⭐️. Nick and Sheryl can write a book after all! 4y
Megabooks @lele1432 they‘re following a lot of people from Nick‘s hometown in rural Oregon, which I get, but it‘s pretty well trod ground at this point. White, rural opiate/meth/poverty epidemic has 15 years of books like this. That said, this is better written than some of the older ones. 4y
Cinfhen I‘m glad to hear it‘s well written / that counts for a lot!! You better write well if you‘re gonna whine 😆 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Agreed! If this had been written 10 years ago, it would‘ve been a revelation!! Now it‘s kind of like, uh-huh. Maybe they‘ll have solutions later on. I‘m halfway through. I took a 7 hour nap in the evening. I‘m on Israeli time if anyone asks! 😂😂 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Reading it in February isn‘t set in stone for me. (What reading really ever is?) I‘m feeling overwhelmed by the stuff on my shelf and also some group reads. Plus we will be on vacay for part of the month, which isn‘t always better for my reading. So ... if we move into March, that‘ll probably be fine for me! 4y
Reviewsbylola I‘m glad this ended up being better for you Meg! And I‘m still interested in reading it with you @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage . I don‘t care when, so just lmk! 4y
Cinfhen Ok @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraTheBibliophage that sounds great 👍🏽 and welcome to my timezone @Megabooks 🥰😘 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks! It‘s what‘s working for me now! 🤷🏻‍♀️😁🥰😘 4y
Cinfhen Hey Steph, @Reviewsbylola are u up for reading Blackwater this week??? 4y
Cinfhen Great @Reviewsbylola I‘ll probably start Monday or Tuesday 😊 4y
Reviewsbylola Ok—I just finished my current book so now I have a hard decision to make. 🤣 @Cinfhen 4y
Cinfhen You can start right away @Reviewsbylola I‘ll start tomorrow 4y
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Topics of Conversation | Miranda Popkey
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After a detour to Gary, IN 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤪, my #BOTM boxes are finally here! Starting with the tagged. 👍🏻📚

We still going to #WalkTheLine in February @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola as of now?

BarbaraBB That book seems so good. Can‘t wait to hear from you if it‘s true! 4y
Reviewsbylola Nice! I think mine are arriving today. 4y
Cinfhen If I get my book in time @Megabooks 🤞🏼🤞🏼 @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage My books should be here today. So Feb sounds good for me. We are traveling that month a bit, so I guess this is my travel book too! 🤪 Sending your book good vibes to reach you sooooon, @Cinfhen ! 4y
Reviewsbylola And yes, Feb works for me! 4y
sarahs.thoughts.on.books Mine are still being held hostage in PA. 4y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraTheBibliophage hope both your packages arrived today, too! 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻does your BOTM ship straight to Israel?? 4y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it‘s very Sally Rooney, but I don‘t quite like her as much as sally so far. The paragraphs are a bit on the long side, but that might not be as weird for others. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Jury is still out!! 4y
Reviewsbylola I just got mine! 🥰 4y
Cinfhen I wish, but no. Once they get to my parents house, I need to find someone traveling to Israel who will bring them. It‘s starting to become a huge hassle! Probably not worth keeping the account- but I can‘t let go ☹️My backlog gets so overwhelming 🥺 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I kind of get how you feel as far as keeping it, although I also understand why you may have to give it up. I love the way the BOTM books are bound. They lay open so nicely on my Flippy. I would have a hard time giving it up even though I have about 10 in backlog. I‘m slightly addicted. 😂 plus I generally enjoy their picks. I think I‘ve read 15 or so since I rejoined this summer and only panned two. That‘s about as good as I do on my own (edited) 4y
Cinfhen I know I‘ll keep it until it REALLY becomes impossible to keep. I think they‘re trying to really keep their long time subscribers and I appreciate it 😁 4y
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Cinfhen
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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I went for the nonfiction and my free BFF #BOTY contender 💕I am super curious about Topics of Conversation though. Im trying to only use one #BOTM credit a month so we‘ll see how long that lasts.

Megabooks I‘m excited for Tightrope. I looked into the audio and Jennifer Garner is narrating and I‘m not sure I seven hours like her voice, so I pre-ordered this instead and got tightrope from BOTM. 4y
Reviewsbylola Tightrope sounds awesome. Can‘t wait to read it. 4y
Cinfhen That sounds interesting @Megabooks I‘ll be curious to hear your thoughts 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I grabbed Tightrope right up also! @Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Buddy read?? 4y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘d be up for it! 4y
Reviewsbylola Totally down for that! @barbarabb @Megabooks 4y
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m up. Steph‘s down. Are you in, Cindy?? We need a hashtag. @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Hmmm hashtag ... #tightropetogether ? #kristofkids ? I‘m feeling alliterative tonight. 🤪 4y
Cinfhen I‘m so there but I have NO IDEA when I‘ll be getting my copy @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I‘m hoping by February 😝😝so if you want to #WalkTheLine without me, I‘ll totally understand 😘 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m fine with February 4y
Megabooks Cindy, @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I‘m fine with February too because I have newyearwhodis in January. 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Hopefully I‘ll have the book by February @Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4y
Mdargusch I‘m starting This Tender Land today. It sure gets good reviews! 4y
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