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Howard_L
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Pickpick

I read this as a stepping stone to Montaigne. I hesitated to jump right into the essays of a 16th century French nobleman and Renaissance philosopher. This inspires me to read on and points to several translations, biographies, and monographs. It was also my introduction to Michael Perry, a talented and funny writer, who humorously evaluates his life through Montaigne‘s essays.

Lcsmcat Sounds interesting. Stacked. 2d
BookNAround I love his other books but I‘m on the fence whether I want to read this one or not. 1d
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Kdgordon88
Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel | Butler, Nickolas
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#BookReport:
Finished:
Tea, Tiramisu and Tough Guys 3⭐️
Shotgun Lovesongs 4 1\u002 🌟. Nickolas Butler is now a must read author for me.
Doing Time 3 1/2 🌟

Started:
Anne‘s House of Dreams
HP and the Goblet of Fire on audio

Weekly Forecast:
Notebook 6 and 7 of Lilli de Jong #lilliread
Jackaby for #LitsyAtoZ

Cinfhen Glad you loved Shotgun / How‘s Lilli??? 3d
Kdgordon88 Lilli started out really flat for me but it‘s getting better and has hooked me enough that I want to know what happens next. @Cinfhen (edited) 3d
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Chrissyreadit
Uncommon Grounds | Sandra Balzo
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@BookwormAHN my #cbbc package arrived! Thank you! I am so excited you sent cute highlighters!!! My daughter keeps teasing me with hers but mine are so cute!!! One of my goals for 2020 is to annotate more often and use all my adorable stickies. 🧡🧡🧡

BookwormAHN Glad you like them, enjoy 😸 5d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookwormAHN Community coffee is the best! 👌 4d
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Kshakal
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Pickpick

A giant love letter to Milwaukee and I loved every page!!! Beautifully written with well developed character. A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for sure!!

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MicheleinPhilly
Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Nickolas Butler is such a special author. I am a 100%, true blue city girl (like even the suburbs make me twitchy after a while) but he writes so beautifully about the Midwest that I find myself completely captivated by the story AND the setting. He is a master at writing truly lovely depictions of regular folks leading regular lives - novels for grownups, if you will. Loved it. 4⭐️.

Tamra I‘ve never read anything by Butler, stacked! 7d
LeahBergen The burbs make me twitchy, too 😆 6d
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 quite cheap on kindle! 6d
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MicheleinPhilly @Tamra His first (I believe) book is one of my favorites. 6d
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen I think it‘s the no driving thing. I feel trapped. And bored. 6d
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 👍🏼 Good deal. 6d
Crazeedi Not heard of him, but he sounds good! I'm checking this out! Thanks!! Btw, city's make me twitchy, lol. I guess its city mouse, country mouse!😉❤ 6d
MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi 😂 Definitely! ☺️ 6d
Christine ❤️ 6d
JenReadsAlot I've met him a couple of times (Wisconsin girl here) and he is so great! 6d
saresmoore I sold out and moved to the ‘burbs and while I can‘t pinpoint them as the source of my perpetual twitching, I will say they‘re great fodder for dystopian story ideas. 😆 I miss the anonymity of the city, but some days, I long for the solitude of rural living. All that rambling to say, Suburbia is Limbo and I want to read this book! 6d
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore The ironic thing is that we‘re total homebodies. We really SHOULD live in the middle of nowhere for as much introverting as we do. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6d
cathysaid Sounds a bit like Kent Haruf...who I love. 6d
cathipink I'll be looking for his books - thanks for this review! 6d
MicheleinPhilly @cathysaid Kent Haruf is an author I‘ve always meant to read but haven‘t yet. Will rectify that. 6d
Reviewsbylola Oooh I‘ll have to try him! I love good stories about regular people. 5d
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MicheleinPhilly
Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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“Lyle often thought that the world, so loudly and violently governed by...”

YEP!

Cinfhen I love this author 🥰 7d
saresmoore Well, that‘s lovely. 7d
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Kdgordon88
Shotgun Lovesongs | Nickolas Butler
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Current read: tagged
Last line: I had a hunch Ronny would come back someday, too.
Current drink: Sumatra coffee with a little whole milk.

#weekendreads. @rachelsbrittain

BookNAround Such a good book! 1w
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MicheleinPhilly
Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Otis speaks the truth. Well, my truth.

vivastory Amen 1w
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squirrelbrain
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Would Janesville become a #ghosttown when the GM plant closed down, or would it rise from the ashes of globalisation?

I found this book fascinating, depressing and, yes, inspiring in places. The author spent 5 years with everyday families in the aftermath of the closure so there‘s real insight into how people, and big business, react after such an event.

Hooked_on_books I have this one on deck for Wisconsin. Glad to see you liked it! 1w
Cinfhen I‘m slowly becoming fascinated by this genre of NF #stacked 1w
Sace That does sound interesting. 1w
JenReadsAlot I live right outside of Janesville- the book was really well written. 1w
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MicheleinPhilly
Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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It‘s too cold to do anything else.

Megabooks Exactly 👍🏻 1w
ChasingOm Hooray for not having anything else you have to do! 1w
Nute I saw the weather in your neck-of-the- woods on the news. Good gracious...stay safe! Yes, settle in for a good day of reading!🙂 1w
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emilyhaldi Agreed!!! 🥶 1w
PurpleyPumpkin You are not wrong! And it's only November.🥶 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I still have on pjs!!! 🤣🤣 (edited) 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to put jeans on to take the dog but I switched back when I came home. 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly I‘m not feeling good so I‘m just hanging at the house!! Give Pickles a kiss for me 🐶🐾💙 1w
ValerieAndBooks I hate the cold 😭 — all for coziness 👍 1w
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks I‘ll take the cold over our terrible summers any day as long as I can stay snuggled up. 1w
LeahBergen It‘s friggin cold here, too. 😐 1w
Reviewsbylola We got about two weeks of fall here. Wtf happened?! 5d
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola 🤷🏻‍♀️ Our temps dropped something like 30 degrees in 12 hours. Can I get a gradual cool down??? 5d
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