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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Set in Chicago in early 80s this story was about a community of friends who sadly were effected by the aids crisis, and how a sister of one of the group‘s friends Fiona immersed her self in helping each of them but how the trauma of that effected her life
It‘s a important part of the past and brought back memories of a coworker who died from this terrible virus
My final book of #joyousjanuary was happy I met all my goals

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 4d
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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ChaoticMissAdventures Love both of these! Buckets of tears, both are so amazing. Rent was my first broadway show, and at 15 I was SOBBING in the audience. Embarrassing, but it really taught me so much about how stories can create real empathy.
Klou Great choice! This is a musical I still need to see. I love the songs from it 2w
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I came for the murder mystery/ true crime element but I found myself far more interested in the history and story of the architecture. I don‘t know why I waited so long to read this.

RamsFan1963 I'm with you. I found the construction of the World's Faire much more interesting than the serial killer parts. 3w
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Hands down my favorite book of January, this memoir by a reporter in Chicago about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, and how her path diverged from those of her sister and best friend, offers a revelatory examination of opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, race, and how forces beyond your control can play a role in where life takes you. Beautifully written, fascinating account of life in Bronzeville.


Andrew65 Sounds a great read. 1mo
TheBookHippie Stacked! 1mo
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Andrew65 Lovely pictures 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh I love the bell! 1mo
DieAReader ♥️🎄♥️🎄 1mo
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This is my favorite #ChristmasDecoration ! It is from my father‘s Christmas tree when he was a boy 100 years ago. It is one of the first ornaments to go on our tree. #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

IndoorDame What a great piece of tradition! 1mo
julieclair Love this! 1mo
Andrew65 Love this! ❤️❤️❤️🎄 1mo
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TheBookHippie Awe!!! Love it! 1mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Eggs That is so AWESOME 🎅 1mo
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Chicago zoo Lincoln Park lights and the city be still my heart 💙🏙️🌃🦍🦛🐒ZOO LIGHTS is so much fun a great winter activity! https://www.lpzoo.org/event/zoolights/


Andrew65 That‘s very bright and colourful 🎄🎄🎄 1mo
DieAReader Wow! Beautiful♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Catsandbooks So pretty!! 1mo
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Dec 20th #WinterReadathon #WinterReadathonDailyChallenge

For today‘s Daily Challenge I‘m putting the tag #ChristmasDecorations out there and want to see what people come up with for their post. Whether that be images of Christmas Decorations, their own or others, books that include the themes or words in the title etc. Time to let the creative juices flow.

Thanks to www.decorationlove.com for this image.

@DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses

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Alisnazzy Can you please stop tagging me in everything? Thanks! 1mo
Andrew65 @Alisnazzy Yes I‘ll take you off the list 😊 (edited) 1mo
TheBookHippie Oh I love those old world ornaments!!! 1mo
DieAReader ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Well, it‘s taken me all year, but I finally have a #litsycrafters project! December is baking theme, and they are my favorite projects because you eat it at the end 😄

My husband, Chris, graduated with his MBA yesterday! 🎉🎉🎉

This was the celebratory cake - Coconut Cream Cake 🍰 from the Heaven on Seven cookbook.

MaureenMc Amazing! 🤩 And congrats to your husband! 1mo
LeahBergen Congratulations to your husband! What a beautiful cake. 1mo
Bklover Congratulations to Chris!! That cake is beautiful!! 1mo
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Texreader Amazing! 1mo
Catsandbooks Gorgeous cake!! And congrats to Chris! Wonderful way to celebrate! 🎉💕 1mo
Daisey That cake looks amazing! 1mo
mabell @MaureenMc @LeahBergen @Bklover @Catsandbooks Thank you so much! The cake took on a life of its own 😆And Chris appreciated the well wishes! 😊 ❤️ 1mo
mabell @Texreader @Daisey Thanks! It was fun to make! 1mo
Gissy So pretty and sounds and looks delicious🍰😋Congratulations to your husband! 🎉🎊 1mo
Maria514626 That is gorgeous! And congratulations to your husband! 1mo
mabell @Gissy @Maria514626 Thank you! I‘m very proud of him ❤️ And fortunately the cake was edible 🤣 1mo
Avanders Congratulations to your husband and what a beautiful cake!! ♥️♥️ 1mo
mabell @Avanders Thank you so much! (I saved a secret piece in the freezer 😆) (edited) 1mo
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