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CarlasLit
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Watching is like nature photography: You don't interfere with the wildlife. - Dr. Anna Fox

Not a new plot line, but an ending that caught me utterly off guard. #WhoIsShe #WhatHappened #JaneRussell #GuessWho #Carlas2020TBR

TheBookAddict Yes, I agree! That ending 😲😳🤯. I stayed up until 3am Wednesday night to finish the book. 1mo
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Graywacke
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I‘ve been trying this out, about half way through. Has me depressed about the press and about HC. 😐

arubabookwoman I don‘t always agree with Hillary‘s politics (I‘m more progressive), but I‘ve never understood why so many seem to hate her and why she gets such negative press. I just read #WhatHappened and she seems like a genuinely nice person. 2y
Graywacke @arubabookwoman me too, but felt she was practical and capable. I was (and am) annoyed she wasn‘t a stronger candidate. I‘m learning here she was terrible at managing the press. 2y
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RaimeyGallant Yeah, but the real question for me is why she didn't recognize her own weaknesses and staff accordingly. 2y
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant it‘s a good question. I‘m thinking - handling public image isn‘t easy, if it doesn‘t come naturally. 2y
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke It's not just her campaign, but the whole tech side. Someone in all the years she was Sec of State, should have said, hey, these old email protocols aren't keeping up with the times. And once the email scandal broke, why did no one with tech savvy think to check state's policy???? 2y
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant emails, oye... 2y
Graywacke @RaimeyGallant my running theory is that the emails are irrelevant. She probably shouldn‘t have deleted stuff, she certainly should have been more secure, but regardless, it‘s small stuff. However, her failure to handle it with the press was serious and eventually a killer. It lingered as an issue until it made a difference. 2y
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Jess7
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May Stats: 11 books (2 short, 1 #chunkster, and 8 regular):

FAVORITES:
#SometimesILie
#GirlsNightOut - #arc (July ‘18)
#ImFineAndOtherLies - loved the #audiobook
#WhatHappened (chunkster)
#TheDeathofMrsWestaway - #arc (available now)
#You

Others:
#InConclusionDontWorryAboutIt (short)
#OurKindOfCruelty - ARC #BOTM (available now)
#OPH - #LitsyBuddyRead
#Wildflower - hated the audiobook
#DownwardDog - arc (short)

#ReadingResolutions - #MayStats

Andrew65 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌 2y
Samplergal ❤️ loved downward dog. What a quirky little book and show. 2y
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morevna When does a book qualify as a chunkster? Also, I love this term 😍😂 2y
Jess7 Haha! Thanks! I‘ve seen other people use the term. I‘m not 100 percent sure — but it was thick. I think it might have been over 600 pages but I‘m not 100 percent on what qualifies - maybe just whatever you consider large? 🤗 @morevna 2y
britt_brooke @jess7 Great month! I consider anything over 500 pages a chunkster, but I think it‘s subjective. 😄 @morevna 2y
Karkar I think it is totally subjective. I think anything over 500 pages is a chunkster. 2y
laurenlovesliterature 😮😮😮😮👏👏👏👏 2y
Jess7 Thanks this only happens when my previous month‘s stats were like 2-4 books — bc a lot of these were started the previous month. I always have like 2, then 11, then 3 or 4, etc... Low months followed by high months lol @laurenlovesliterature 2y
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Jess7
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Yesssss 🙌🏼 —in my experience as a woman in a male-dominated profession this is sadly very, very true. We need to change this!! 😡 #strongertogether

I am almost finished with this book. It has been difficult, but it has been worth it. 💙 #HRC #imwithher #whathappened #feminist #resist #supportwomen #thefutureisfemale #proudfeminist #feminism #imstillwithher #womensrights #currentlyreading #audiobook #mustread

keys_on_fire Some great points!!! 2y
Weaponxgirl That's great! The thing about children always annoys me too! We never hear men asked how they balance looking after the children with an important job, ugh 2y
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Jess7
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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🎧 Listening to more of #WhatHappened this morning and I had to stop to create this graphic and share it with you. To keep from tearing up😢, I had to balance this heartfelt quote with with her awesome wardrobe. 👩🏼‍💼 No one else can rock a colorful pantsuit quite like #HRC. I just love her. 😍 I love her poise, her eloquent words, her strength, and her awesome pantsuit collection. 🙌🏼 #imwithher 💙#imstillwithher #feminist #nastywoman 🙋🏻‍♀️

Andrea313 I just love her, too, and am so happy when other people voice their support. ❤ 2y
Jess7 Absolutely! You should have seen me during the campaign. I convinced my husband who is usually apathetic about politics to watch every debate with me, and on Election Day it was a proud moment for me when we both cast our votes for the first female US presidential candidate. My Facebook status that day was “Excited to witness history today. #imwithher ..” Unfortunately what happened later wasn‘t the history I was hoping for. @Andrea313 (edited) 2y
SexyCajun I listened to the audiobook and LOVED IT!!!! 2y
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Pamwurtzler That graphic is fabulous! #imstillwithher (edited) 2y
Jess7 Thank you @Pamwurtzler 😊🤗 That‘s great @SexyCajun - I‘m loving it so far! 2y
Vansa Didn't want to read the book because it was just too sad!! I love the graphic, super cool ! 2y
SleepyDragon Pantsuit rainbow. Hope your graphic goes viral. 2y
Jess7 Someone else created the rainbow and but I added to the quote :-) @NeesyBeth 🤗🤗 2y
sprainedbrain Like you, I haven‘t been ready for this book... My hold finally came in for the audiobook, so it may be time. #imstillwithher 2y
RidgewayGirl I love her and enjoyed hearing her tell the story in her own voice. #StillWithHer 2y
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Jess7
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I bought the hardcover copy of #WhatHappened by #HRC when it first came out, but have yet to take the time to read it. Every time I think I am in the right headspace to tackle it, I end up doing something else. So I placed the #audiobook on hold with #overdrive several months ago... and it finally became available today! I hope listening to the audio will give me the push I need to start it. Have you read it? 💙📚

#HRC #imwithher #imstillwithher

Beachesnbooks I listened to this on audio even though I have the physical copy too and I honestly liked it a lot better on audio since Hillary reads it herself 2y
Jess7 That‘s good to know. I love that I own the book, and the end pages are beautiful, but I think I will prefer the audio book for most of it too. @Beachesnbooks . Plus, I think listening to it will actually make me start it finally. 🤗 2y
Jess7 I listened to the book she wrote about her time as Secretary of State a couple years ago and it was really good. Better on audio though bc it got into the weeds a bit with the foreign policy in China, etc. @Beachesnbooks 2y
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Traci1 I haven't read it yet, but I want to. I do think I'll get it on audio since she's the one reading it. 2y
Pamwurtzler I had to read it a chapter at a time. It was just so hard to read- depressing as heck. 2y
Christine I put it off for so long, but I did the audio and found it wonderful and comforting to hear her voice! 2y
Allydanielle88 I love this book. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. 2y
Christine11 I was kind of ambivalent towards her originally but I liked her a lot more after reading it - she had a lot of really interesting points to make and came across as smart and genuine. I bet the audio will be even better if it‘s her doing it! 😊 2y
avgeyer I enjoyed it- and I also had to wait till I was ready for it! 2y
1001BooksPodcast I loved this book. And I learned that I keep track of my reading the same way as Bill Clinton which is pretty cool haha 2y
BookaholicNatty I have been wanting to read this too but felt the same exact way you did! I didn‘t realize she read the audio book herself. That may be the factor that pushes me to actually dive in. Glad you shared this! 2y
Jess7 You‘re welcome! I‘m excited about it. @BookaholicNatty that‘s interesting @1001BooksPodcast ; good to know @avgeyer That‘s cool @Christine11 - I‘ve heard she gets more personal in this book. Definitely will let you know thoughts when I finish @Allydanielle88 2y
Jess7 Great @Traci1 I hope you start it. I may have to take it in doses or I may devour it - probably will depend on how mad I get at Trump along the way. @Pamwurtzler 😂 2y
Traci1 I've sort of been putting it off because I didn't want to fall into that same pit of despair I was in at the end of 2016. 2y
Jess7 Understood. @Traci1 Maybe ease into it like @Pamwurtzler suggested. I could look at those end pages every day smile so long as I don‘t think about “what happened” after. 😞 2y
SleepyDragon I was actually told that it is even more powerful hearing it in her own voice. Enjoy the book. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read it right when it came out. I‘m not sure I could‘ve listened to her voice telling the story. It would‘ve been so much more emotional for me. But reading it was perfect and I‘m so glad I read it. I recommend balancing it with Donna Brazile‘s book 2y
Jess7 Update: I‘m loving it, but it‘s hard to listen to. I felt myself getting teary-eyed almost immediately. Woah, this is going to be long one. @BarbaraTheBibliophage @NeesyBeth @Traci1 @BookaholicNatty @1001BooksPodcast @avgeyer @Christine11 @Allydanielle88 @christine @Pamwurtzler @Beachesnbooks 2y
avgeyer @Jess7 the first part was really rough- I was crying almost immediately. But it got easier as I kept reading! 2y
Jess7 Good to know. I love it, but I‘m at work reviewing contracts... all I need is to start crying when a colleague walks by my office. I‘m trying to keep it together. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🤞🏼 @avgeyer 2y
avgeyer @Jess7 😂😂😂 I hope your colleagues are in the know about what books can do to a person! 2y
Jess7 Haha, probably not. I‘m a female attorney in a typical male-dominated office. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think I am past the really hard part for now. @avgeyer 2y
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Joriebooks
Circe | Madeline Miller
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Somehow tonight I managed to skip 60 pages. I didn‘t even realize until I was 20 pages in. Now I have to go back 80 pages. #whathappened #how 😂🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️📚

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Samary
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Finished the audio version of What Happened.
I enjoyed the book, I liked her narration of it. It made me feel like I was really getting to know her.

#election #whathappened #audio

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Samary
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I‘ve never read a political memoir before, and I love that she is narrating it. I‘m not close to being done yet, I like it so far, very interesting and, as far as I can tell, transparent.

#whathappened #HillaryClinton #memoir

DenaM.Battistone I just started this on my way into work this morning! I do like it so far. And I agree that good or bad, it's transparent and real ! 2y
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BlueStockingReviews
What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton

Congrats to @Booksandcooks for #7777 followers. Yay! My last 5⭐️ was #WhatHappened by HRC. Thanks for doing the #7777giveaway—so sweet!

Megabooks I need to read this, but I‘m not sure I‘m ready. 😪 2y
BlueStockingReviews I could only read a chapter a day or so. It was difficult reliving it all, but hey if she can write it...I can read it. As bad as it was for us, it was 100 times worse for her. She feels like she let us all down. 2y
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