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Brooke_H
Hard Choices | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Mehso-so

I did like this book, but I didn‘t looooove it. It‘s not well written, and some of her stories are a little cheesy. Not exactly riveting. BUT... I have a new and strong appreciation for what a good Secretary of State can accomplish for the US. I surprised myself as I read with how ignorant I was about the job. The chapter on human rights is A++.

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Brooke_H
Hard Choices | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Today‘s early morning read is special because I‘m home alone! I‘d better read fast before they all get back! 😂

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Eyejaybee
The Secret World | Christopher Andrew
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A fascinating and exhaustive history of intelligence and counter-intelligence, stretching from ancient Egypt under the Pharaohs right up to WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden. See my Goodreads review at; https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3002125600. #book #books #christopherandrew #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #bookcommunity #nonfiction #dauntbooks #espionage #intelligence #counterintelligence #MI5 #MI6 #history #diplomacy #militaryhistory

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Brooke_H
Hard Choices | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Sunday morning reads... Can you believe I had this ebook on hold for over a year!?

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midhun.j.zacharia
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As the world fills up with dictators or leaders that take to a variety of dictatorial tendencies, this book is a timely reminder of the lessons that were learnt in the past. Do we remember? Will we?

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ScrappinMom
All Fall Down | Ally Carter
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9 hours left. Maybe I will will make it. Who knows. I do know that i am having lots of fun reading this weekend. #mbcreadathon #MBCfrogsread11

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Pedrocamacho
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Mehso-so

The subtitle annoys me enough that I can‘t help but knock this book down a notch; there was nothing secret about Robert Bunch‘s mission. Sure, Southerners were largely unaware of his efforts to communicate the horrors of slavery and the slave trade to London. But he was no spy or secret agent. Overall, Bunch‘s correspondence with London makes for an interesting and important read.

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ScrappinMom
All Fall Down | Ally Carter
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Worked all day yesterday and had kids activities and such. Didn't get much in but am happy with what I got. #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread5

MonthlyBookClub Entered 3mo
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xicanti
The Human Division | John Scalzi
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This book was originally published as thirteen episodes released weekly and designed to entertain even if readers bought them out of order. I can see how someone who approaches it as a novel might be disappointed, but I read it as interconnected short stories and I had a great time. Scalzi always makes me snicker, and when he goes for the kill he‘s downright chilling.

Be aware that there‘s a direct sequel. Little is resolved in this volume.

wanderinglynn I love Scalzi! 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
xicanti @wanderinglynn I always forget how much fun he is! 5mo
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xicanti
The Human Division | John Scalzi
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I call this one “sausages atop Cajun-spiced greens, with book.”

I‘m still not quite done with THE HUMAN DIVISION since I took some time away to walk Casey, watch GET OUT (which I started yesterday and turned off when I realized horror movies + dodgy mental health days = BAD IDEA), and formally abandon a 90s comic event with a weird internal structure. I did finish the core stories, though, and I‘ll read the extras tonight.

Megabooks Yum!! 5mo
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