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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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The slogans used by the demagogic leader in this book are eerily reminiscent to the dehumanizing language our president uses today. Olamina finds her little community of acorn demonized to awful consequences. Exploration of identity, religion, and change told through olamina, her brother, and her daughter. I didn‘t like this as much as parable of the sower and will admit to not actually liking the earthseed verses. Still a pick.

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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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My brain has exploded! This was an excellent #clifi that made me so thirsty just listening to it.

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Okay, I think I‘m going to stick to what I planned in January for the summer season of #Booked2019 ... right? 🤪 I still need to read that #clifi prompt from last season. And my #booktomovie choice might be a stretch, but she‘s just so damn inspiring. I‘m definitely looking forward to ALL of these. #summerprompts #muslimauthor #diversemiddlegrade #graphicnovel #giftedtoyou

Springtime: A Ghost Story | Michelle De Kretser
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Completed my Litsy Booked2019 Spring Challenge just under the wire.

1. Night-oriented Title
2. Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction)
3. Indigenous Author
4. Features a Musician
5. Social Media Focus
6. Food or Beverage on the Cover

#Booked2019 #Spring #Nightorientedtitle #CliFi #IndigenousAuthor #featuresamusician #SocialMediaFocus #FoodorBeverageontheCover

BarbaraTheBibliophage Whew! Great job! 2mo
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Night | Elie Wiesel
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Aaandd that‘s a wrap for #Booked2019 #Spring, let‘s never leave a season so late again 😂

Not a “light” season but a completed one. Ness (#CliFi ) was the weirdest by far, Metal (#FeaturesaMusician ) the most intellectually interesting. Mai Tai (#FoodorBeverageonCover) was the weakest. Talking to my Country (#IndigenousAuthor) dovetailed into I am a Troll (#SocialMediaFocus) and both, terrifyingly seemed to run into Night (#NightOrientedTitle).

Cinfhen Bring on summer 💛🌞🌈🌴 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen agreed. I‘m still finding it difficult to really pin down all my thoughts on Night but I am impressed at how many of us chose it for this prompt. 2mo
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Cinfhen I was glad to see that number as well!!! My neighbor is literally Elie Wiesel‘s nephew!!!! How cool is that??? 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen woah! Now *thats* a lineage!!!!!! I hope he‘s lovely!!!! 2mo
Cinfhen He‘s brilliant!!! He‘s a neurosurgeon and the nicest sweetest guy. Fabulous neighbor & good looking too😉 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen wow! That‘s a complete package!! 😂😂😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen And did I mention he׳s recently divorced 😜 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen Divorced you say.... 🤔🤔🤔🤔 At 3am this morning I discovered that Mr GaD had gone to bed while I was still reading and turned off the hot water heater, leaving me to either stay awake for 30min longer while it heated up to “barely warm” or have a cold shower. Cute neighbour and I may shortly have one more thing in common 😡😡😡😡😡 2mo
Cinfhen Ugh!! The hot water heater is the bain of my existence but only in the winter months😂😂but I totally get it 2mo
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The only good thing about this is that it's short and free. The way the world ends? Don't know, it never happened here. I read the second in the series (Boca Raton) and felt the same way about it. Maybe we're supposed to finish the entire collection to get it, but I'm two in and ready to stop. #clifi

But this completes my #Booked2019 Spring season, so it has served its purpose! 😄

Cinfhen CliFi was definitely a dud category for most of us!!!! Glad you checked it off but sorry it wasn‘t entertaining 2mo
4thhouseontheleft There weren‘t very many people that seem to have enjoyed their clifi pick, so you‘re not alone in that! 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I finished a few weeks ago, but wanted to post a #wrapup for the #Booked2019 Spring Season!

#nightoriented : ? Sign Book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#clifi : The Sandcastle Empire ⭐️⭐️
#indigenousauthor : Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Featuresamusician : On the Come Up ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#socialmediafocus : An Absolutely Remarkable Thing ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#Foodorbevoncover : Coïncidence of ? ? ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall, a good season (clifi was a dud). ???

MicheleinPhilly Cli-Fi seemed to be everybody‘s dud this season. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @MicheleinPhilly Yes, I noticed that! I like Atwood‘s clifi books, but since I already read those, I went with one of my #OwlCrate books. It was too romantsy and weird. I had high hopes for that genre! (edited) 2mo
TrishB Cli- fi was definitely my dud!! 2mo
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GlassAsDiamonds My CliFi was *weird* 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Think the genre‘s still trying to figure itself out... 2mo
Cinfhen My cliFi was a dud too!!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I still haven't read my #clifi ... hopefully soon! But anyway, it's good you liked most of them! 2mo
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I finished up the spring prompts for #Booked2019 yesterday! 🙌🏻

- #NightOrientedTitle: The Saturday Evening Girls Club
- #CliFi: Oryx and Crake
- #IndigenousAuthor: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- #FeaturesAMusician: Sing a New Song
- #SocialMediaFocus: You
- #FoodOrBeverageOnCover: The Cupcake Queen

thereadingowlvina Wow! Congrats!!! 2mo
Cinfhen Those cupcakes 🧁 😋great job on completing the #Spring prompts 💪🏼 2mo
Pamwurtzler Nice! 2mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s Awesome! Congratulations 👏🏼👏🏼🎉🎉 2mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job! That cupcake cover is making me hungry. 😋 2mo
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