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I‘ve been slipping with posting updates for #booked2021, but figured I‘d better get a recap together ASAP now that fall quarter has officially started. 🙌🏻

#containsphotos Funny Girl
#appalachiannoir Razorblade Tears
#colorintitle The Burning Blue
#latinxauthor This is How You Lose Her
#relatedto911 The Red Bandanna
#under150pages Brokeback Mountain

4thhouseontheleft 🎉🙌🏽 great job! 7mo
BeeMagical Im about mid way through Funny Girl and I love it. Hornby had me hooked with About A Boy! 7mo
GinaKButler How was The Burning Blue? Dying to read that one! 7mo
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Cinfhen Fabulous 🙌🏻 don‘t forget you have until midnight, **Oct 3** to fill out the third quarter form
Reviewsbylola Just did it. I‘m really on my game for once! @Cinfhen 7mo
Reviewsbylola I love Hornby! The Polysyllabic Spree is what really hooked me on him. @BeeMagical 7mo
Reviewsbylola Absolutely fantastic book. @GinaKButler I‘ve been recommending it a ton since I read it in July. One of my favorite books of 2021. 7mo
BeeMagical @Reviewsbylola Oooo!! I haven‘t read that one!! To the TBR list!!!🙌🏻 7mo
GinaKButler @Reviewsbylola ohhh...good to know! Thank you! 7mo
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 7mo
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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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🎧 Listening & Reading The Silver Chair 🤍 🪑 🤍
📖 Reading In Every Mirror She‘s Black
Realizing they both have a color in their titles!


Devil in a Blue Dress | Walter Mosley
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Started summer with this classic 1st Easy Rawlins in which the ww2 veteran is asked to find a mysterious woman by an obviously dodgy villain. It takes him into the underbelly of LA where violence triggers memories of the war. A great start to a series which noir with reflection on race .I plan to keep reading.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
#booked2021 #colorintitle

Cinfhen Love the review and the photo 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Mosley is a master! 9mo
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The first book in The Others series is off to a good start! A unique take on humans and supernaturals coexisting in society. Anne Bishop is one of my favorite authors, and she writes relationships very well so I am eager to see where this goes! 🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺

#Booked2021 #ColorInTitle

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice choice! 9mo
ShelleyBooksie I LOVE this series 9mo
Jovy @ShelleyBooksie Good to know! I am excited to complete ♥️ 9mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 👍📖📚 9mo
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Point Blanc | Anthony Horowitz
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Well hmm. A fast, fun read, advertised as #MiddleGrade (?) on BorrowBox, #SpyFi & with #ColorInTitle. Very James Bond-esque, with lots of gadgets and an inventive storyline. Won‘t pass the Bechdel test any time soon, I‘m feeling kind of old (the author obviously didn‘t grow up with UK public info films. Don‘t play on the train lines, kids!), & some bits were just unnecessary (of course the baddies missed apartheid South Africa!) #bbrc #booked2021

rockpools It did make me laugh in places though, and I particularly enjoyed the barge incident at the start. 10mo
Cinfhen Nice choice for color 👍🏻❣️🎉 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 😳 10mo
LibrarianRyan This is a great series. it ages as it goes along. So the first few books are solidly MG, but the newer ones, nope. YA. They did make a movie and an amazon TV show of the first book. 9mo
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Interesting book, from a Web community and podcast of Black women sharing how books impacted their childhood and youth identities and what it means to be a Black woman reader and writer today. A wide range of perspectives and genres and new writers for me. Having the same audiobook reader for multiple voices didn‘t work well. Like all anthologies, mixed feelings about different articles.
#Booked2021 #ColorInTitle
#Nonfiction2021 #AboutReading

Riveted_Reader_Melissa We read this one with #SheSaid and it worked well with our group. I‘m glad you liked it too. 10mo
Cinfhen Thoughtful review!! I haven‘t read this but I did see similar reviews. It‘s true with all collections, some pieces work better or resonate more than others 10mo
Singout @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, forgot to say in my review that #SheSaid put me on to it! I‘ve been having bad luck getting those books at the right time, but several of them are on my to-read list. 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Singout Well I‘m glad you got to it eventually. It was an interesting read because so many of the contributors were authors themselves, so reading about their experiences (especially with representation) was I thought more forceful as it came up in so many independent essays. 10mo
Singout Yes, absolutely. I also appreciated how different genres of literature were discussed. 10mo
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Woman in the Purple Skirt | Natsuko Imamura
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I saw this on the new shelf at the library and grabbed it because of the #ColorInTitle for #Booked2021. I had no idea what to expect. It was a well-written and tense story of obsession. I don't want to give away too much but I really enjoyed it and read it in a day. @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cool photo!! I‘ve seen this book a lot on BookTube - it‘s getting lots of good buzz!!!! #stacked 💜 10mo
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Lives in Colour | Helen Radden
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*squints in an effort to figure out whether Lives In Colour, a Coloursmith book about colour, will do for the #colorintitle (National Colouring Book Day) prompt of #booked2021 *

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I think that works 💙💚💛❤️😁 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I say yes too! 🌈 10mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this book! I'm not a Matthew McConaughey fan -- not that I dislike him, just a little ambivalent? But this was an incredibly entertaining listen. It made me laugh out loud multiple times (although I'm not sure he's being intentionally funny). It was just what I needed for a hellish commute!

Also, knocks off the #colorintitle prompt for #Booked2021!

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m not an uber-fan either, but I‘m definitely going to listen to this one…nice choice😄 10mo
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Shades of Grey | Jasper Fforde

Very thought provoking. I saw similarities to our own society of everyone and everything in its box and banning of things deemed unsuitable for society. Borrowed from @RamsFan1963
#booked2021 @Cinfhen #colorintitle @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

RamsFan1963 Glad you enjoyed it. 11mo
audraelizabeth @RamsFan1963 I probably wouldnt have picked it up myself but im glad i did. 11mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 11mo
audraelizabeth @Cinfhen Thank you 11mo
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