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Daisey
H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I appreciated this more than any memoir I‘ve listened to for a while, but I think most of that is due to it being more. I could relate to the personal journey through grief, but the details of falconry and the literary aspects were much more interesting to me.

#audiobook #memoir #nonfiction #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown September 2019

Suet624 I was surprised by all the information about White. 4h
Daisey @Suet624 I was too, but since I had just listened to The Once and Future King, it was perfect timing. 2h
ImperfectCJ I finished this book wanting to take up falconry. Luckily for my cat, I haven't followed through. (So far.) 2h
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Small Change | Roan Parrish
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This book is everything I have ever wanted in a #romance! Ginger is a queer cynical tattoo artist who owns her own shop in Philadelphia. Her whole life she's had to fight for who she is. Christopher is a happy-go-lucky redhead who's just opened a sandwich shop. I loved how it gender flipped the usual dynamics of nurturing woman who brings the man out of his shell. I also loved how integrated Ginger was in the queer community despite dating a guy.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Also, this book is incredible as an #audiobook. The voice actress has a really sexy voice. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #Romantsy 13h
Clare-Dragonfly A bisexual main character set in Philly?! Gimme! 7h
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Louise
How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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What a clever premise! I enjoyed visiting the various time periods in this #audiobook and following the main character‘s efforts to come to terms with his much slower aging process. The subject of TIME is nicely explored.

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JaneJane85
Save Your Breath | Melinda Leigh
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Totally enjoyed it! Spend reading throughout the night until 3.30am. So that‘s it. Morgan, Lance and Sharp are racing against time to look for Olivia. She‘s being taken but they have no clues who has taken Olivia. Is it a passion crime? A hatred crime? Or kill her to silence her crime? The romance and suspense are well balanced. So sit tight and enjoy. PS: start from book 1 if possible. #romanticsuspense #audiobook

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lele1432
The Salt Roads | Nalo Hopkinson
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From my #Audible library. 😍 #Audio #Audiobook #7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 3

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cherinium
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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I was captivated by this fictionalized tale. While the author admits to embellishing the story, the thread of truth is there. I have seen a lot of comments and reviews that mention poor writing; but I have to admit, I didn't notice. Wondering if that has something to do with the fact that I listened to the #audiobook instead of reading a print copy. Regardless, I loved the glimpse into an Italian perspective on the second World War. Tissues needed

mmseiple The title makes me think of the book The Sky is Red by Giuseppe Berto - also set in WWII Italy, though it looks like the similarities end there. I wonder if there‘s a connection. 1d
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Lindy
City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I‘m #audiodyeing with a new #audiobook today. Elecampane flowers have yielded a lovely yellow colour. Some of these pieces I plan to overdye with indigo later, to get a green colour.

Crazeedi You do beautiful work, and I live that you're using wildflowers for dying! 1d
Lindy @Crazeedi Thanks. ☺️ My garden offers lots of possibilities for dye colour, now that I am looking at it in a new way. 1d
Ms.Story Wow! I'd love to try this with my wee ones! 1d
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Christine Love that color! 💛 1d
Lindy @Christine I used a 1:1 ratio of elecampane flower petals to weight of fabric to get this intense colour. The fabric was first scoured, then treated with tannin, then an alum mordant. 1d
Ms.Story @Lindy thanks for the recommendation!! 1d
Lindy @Ms.Story 😇 1d
Christine Wow! Quite the process, and such beautiful results. 24h
Tanisha_A Sooooo beautiful. Love this shade of yellow. And I am much more excited about Indigo, that's one of my favourite colours/prints. 23h
Lindy @Tanisha_A The dyeing adventure continues … 😊 18h
Lindy @Christine Thanks! 18h
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Megabooks
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It‘s just utterly fascinating that people looked at cheap, mass-produced bean bag animals as a long-term investment?! I mean really. But who didn‘t know someone circa 1998 (my aunt) that owned tag protectors. 🤷🏻‍♀️

And Ty Warner is a fascinating person. He‘s full of sorrow, yet completely cunning. Really interesting #audiobook! 4⭐️

k.reads.5 I loved this one as well! Agreed, so fascinating! One of my favorite business biographies. 1d
Amiable Oh my god, my mother had buckets of these—with tag protectors! I think she really thought they would be worth a fortune some day. 🙄 1d
essayareayaitch I had a few. Though I did remember buying lots of stuffed Winnie the Poohs between 1999-2003 hoping that one day I'll be able to resell 1d
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Megabooks @k.reads.5 For sure! This is definitely a book I wouldn‘t have heard about without Litsy, and I‘m so glad I read it. 1d
Megabooks @Amiable it‘s just so crazy! You‘d probably find this book interesting. 1d
Megabooks @essayareayaitch I don‘t remember that, but I was in college then, and you‘re tuned into different then. 1d
TheAromaofBooks haha we just played with ours anyway! 1d
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks I only had one because I was 18 during the craze. I cut the tag! #rebel 😉 1d
Amiable @Megabooks My mother also collected Cabbage Patch Dolls. Those things still give me nightmares. 😬 1d
Megabooks @Amiable I had one but I can see how multiple would be creepy! 1d
essayareayaitch @Megabooks those were my college years too. The first few I got because they were cute, and my room needed decor. Then it became a “it's Disney, these will be collector's items one day" thought. Then it just became a hoarder problem 1d
Megabooks @essayareayaitch interesting! 👍🏻 I didn‘t have anything except the beanie baby that a (thoughtful) guy I went on a few dates with gave me. The toy is a dachshund-looking one, which is my favorite breed of dog. 22h
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lele1432
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Finding this hard to rate! I loved Ma's depictions of NYC, American consumerism, & millennial corporate life. The ennui she portrayed that can result from the mundane tasks of product development was spot on. Even in the midst of Shen fever, corporate climbers tried to hold onto irrational career ambitions. I didn't like the post-apocalyptic storyline as much. It felt like too much going on, & I tired of Bob. Nancy Wu's narration was good. 3.5⭐️s!

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Lindy
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Equity, grief, guilt & search for identity, as seen through 18-year-old Jay Reguero, whose father is Filipino & mother is White American. When his cousin is murdered in the Philippines, Jay travels there to find out what happened. Duterte‘s war on drugs is an important backdrop, while the tensions within Jay‘s extended family are explored & characters are believably developed. One of many strengths: inclusion of queer family members. #ownvoices

Lindy Great to hear Tagalog and Bikol words aloud in the #audiobook narrated by Ramón de Ocampo. 2d
WanderingBookaneer My favorite YA of the year! 2d
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