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ilyssa.g
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Decided to read the book after listening to a bunch of episodes of the podcast and loved both of them! Frances-White does an excellent job of combining humor, practical advice, and personal experience. The book was the perfect length. It had a great amount of intersectionality and diverse perspectives. I didn‘t find any part of the book boring or irrelevant. I‘ll continue listening to the podcast and hope she writes more books!

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Deblovestoread
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I have really upped my nonfiction game this year so am super stoked about my #AuldLangSpine list from @Amiable In January I will be reading at least one of these NF and one F book but intend, as always, to read as many off the list as I can throughout the year. I have already read and loved 10, 12, and 13 so I have a great bunch of books to explore. Well done, Amy! Thanks Alisha for a great match!

monalyisha You‘re welcome! I‘ll put in a word of support for Disappearing Earth. I absolutely loved that book! 3h
Megabooks I‘m with @monalyisha in putting in a good word for DE! 3h
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha @megabooks I keep looking at that one in the library... Maybe 2023 will be the year I finally bring it home! 2h
monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Yes! There‘s so much to talk about, too! I remember really bonding with a coworker (who‘s since left, sadly) about our theories! The writing is stellar. 2h
Amiable Oh, I‘m glad my list appeals to you! I cringe every time I submit my super nonfiction-heavy lists—I envision @monalyisha pulling her hair out trying to match me with someone. 😀 58m
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charl08
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By insisting that there could be no positive discussion of homosexuality in schools, it [Section 28] ensured the opposite. Homophobia spilled up unchecked. Poof, lezzer, I hope you die of Aids: the torrent of playground language to which any gay or gender non-conforming kid was subjected. I can still feel my school years in my body, every muscle clamped and clenched, defended against discovery of the so-called family situation...

Susanita Hello, Florida 😬 6h
charl08 @Susanita we (England) seem to be headed back this way with some of the government instructions to teachers about political commentary. ☠️ 4h
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sebrittainclark
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11h
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jlhammar
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#bookmail part 2

Reading this pair for my IRL bookclub in January. Should be interesting to see how the fiction compares and hopefully complements the nonfiction. Looking forward to both!

LeslieO Fun! My plan is to pair all the Davis books with a nonfiction. so far Ive read a nonfiction about the Dakota. But haven‘t read The Address yet. I have to get moving! (edited) 19h
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Liz_M
Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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These two stories are narrated by Natsuko, an impoverished writer from a working-class background. Both stories are fascinating explorations of womanhood, especially comparing her experiences and societal barriers with American attitudes and societal norms. I loved her tagged book, but these stories are grittier and drearier. Instead of her novella‘s spare prose, a sprawling 400-pages, with some parts written in a hard-to-translate Osaka dialect.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1d
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GidgetsTreasures75
How to Build a Girl | Caitlin Moran
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12-2-22: My 120th finished book of 2022! Johanna Morrigan has decided she needs to be someone else. She is over being herself. Out comes Dolly Wilde, a black wearing, eye liner painting, top hat donning music critic for a publication called D&ME out of London. And all at 17. Coming from a poor family, her goal‘s to help them out while being a Lady Sex Adventurer. There is a lot of sex talk some of it off putting since she is a teen. Overall ok.

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ 2d
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Aimeesue
After Sappho | Selby Wynn Schwartz
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LibraryCin
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The audio and it was really good! The actress who plays Aunt Lydia in the tv show also narrated the character‘s storyline in “The Testaments”. Although I loved the audio, and would recommend it for those who listen to audio books, it was harder to tell Agnes and Daisy apart, especially when the storylines converged; earlier in the book, you can tell by the other characters and what is happening around them. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin The narrators are different and their voices are different, but I still couldn‘t remember which voice was who. BUT that did not detract from how much I liked the book. I also liked an added bit (can‘t recall if it‘s called such, but it‘s an epilogue) at the very end. I‘ve read “The Handmaid‘s Tale” twice and I liked this one quite a bit more 3d
rwmg We're discussing it in my book club meeting tomorrow (Saturday)
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Kristelh I liked this one better too 2d
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Deblovestoread
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December #Roll100. I use this challenge to read off my kindle. I am already reading the tagged book and hope to read State of Terror, too. I did not plan the HRC theme 😀