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Cinfhen
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A very bittersweet memoir/ read. I grew up crushing on Michael J. Fox and was so jealous when he married Tracey Pollen. When MJF was diagnosed at age 28 with early Parkinson‘s Disease, I was heartbroken. It‘s clear that Michael has handled his disease with humor and grace. The love & devotion from his family is heartwarming. It‘s commendable how Michael has used his fame to advance research and resources for those suffering from Parkinson‘s. 👇🏼

Cinfhen Michael is at the point in his disease where his body is shutting down and while it could be devastating to live with the knowledge, Michael chooses to focus on all of his blessings. A true source of inspiration. #NF22 #IAmMarvelous @Riveted_Reader_Melissa although Michael J Fox would never call himself marvelous, just lucky. ❤️🙌🏻 1d
Cinfhen Thanks @Hooked_on_books for putting this one on my #ReadersRadar #Hoopla 🎧❣️ 1d
Kloves2read I read his first book Lucky, and he mentions that Tracy didn't like him, when they first started working together on Family Ties. She told him later that she thought he was cocky and arrogant. 🤣 He was so busy trying to impress her, being someone he wasn't, instead of showing her his true self. Then naturally once she got to know him they hit it off. 1d
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mom2bugnbee His was the only poster on my bedroom walls as a teenager. Watching him deal with this horrendous disease has been simultaneously inspiring & heartbreaking. 💔 1d
squirrelbrain I have Lucky Man on my physical TBR shelf; really need to get to it soon…. 1d
Cinfhen So true @mom2bugnbee I can totally see Tracey thinking he was cocky until like you said @Kloves2read he showed her his true self!! They were married so young and it‘s beautiful to see their love has grown stronger through this adversity. 1d
Cinfhen I bet it‘s equally inspiring @squirrelbrain 1d
Hooked_on_books I‘m so glad you liked it! I just can‘t imagine having to think about every single step you take. That sounds absolutely exhausting to me, but he handles it with such grace. This book completely took me by surprise and I‘m so glad I read it. 1d
Bklover I‘m listening to the audio of this now and I love it. Read his first book years ago - he is inspiring! 1d
mom2bugnbee And I JUST downloaded the audiobook. ☺ 1d
Cinfhen It‘s very bittersweet but you can still feel that spark that he possess @Hooked_on_books @Bklover @mom2bugnbee ❤️ 23h
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Cinfhen
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I‘ve been dabbling in & out of this memoir the last 2 weeks #Hoopla / at times it‘s physically difficult to understand Michael‘s narration as his Parkinson‘s causes him to slur his words and other times it‘s emotionally difficult to comprehend how much his life has been tested. But his optimism, love for & from his family, tenacity and humor are inspiring.

Cinfhen I‘m cheating….using this for #ReadingAfrica22 #Tanzania as MJF and his family travel there for a safari 😁 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle (edited) 2d
Lizpixie (There‘s no hoverboard in the emojis) 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha @Lizpixie how about a #TeenWerewolf ?!?!? 2d
Lizpixie Ooh I forgot that one! I also thought of politician but that wasn‘t there either☹️ 22h
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CaitZ
A Solitude of Wolverines | Alice Henderson
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After a breakup and a life-threatening experience in Boston, wildlife biologist Alex Carter heads to the Rocky Mountains in Montana to survey wolverines at an abandoned ski resort turned land trust. She quickly runs into trouble with some of the residents in the area. This fast-paced thriller had a twist I never imagined and left a question unanswered. I have to pick up the next in the series soon.

Bookwormjillk Loved the twist on this one 1w
EvieBee Tho sounds great, and my library has it on #hoopla ! 1w
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dariazeoli
The Beauty Tp Vol 1 | Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley
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The Beauty is an STD that makes people better looking - but two years in, with half of America infected, the price is becoming apparent. I‘m not sure what I was thinking, starting this series as we enter year two of Covid, but 🤷🏻‍♀️

This first volume is violent and vivid; of course it ends on a cliffhanger, so on to the next we go!

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Cinfhen
Rizzio: A Novella | Denise Mina
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Dark & Delicious and expertly narrated. On March 9, 1566 David Rizzio, personal secretary and friend of Mary,Queen of Scots is brutally murdered in a coup. This short novella puts you inside the royal palace as the crime unfolds. Using this for #Booked22 #AboutRoyalFamily would also work for #AboutReligion and #pop22 #OneSeatingRead Special shoutout to @TheKidUpstairs for putting this on my #ReadersRadar #Hoopla

TheKidUpstairs So glad you enjoyed! 2w
TrishB I love a bit of Mary! She led a very full and scandalous life 😁 2w
Cinfhen I think you‘d like this one @TrishB even if it‘s short 😉😘 2w
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Cinfhen The audio narration was fabulous @TheKidUpstairs - I heard this is going to be part of a series of Scottish authors writing HF about Scotland‘s darker history 2w
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen ooh, I love the idea of this being a series. If other authors bring the same short, hyper-focused, intense "moment in time" feel. 2w
Cortg Fantastic! I haven‘t even started my #pop22 challenge yet 😂 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting!! 2w
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EvieBee
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This is my second Goenawan book; I love the slow, reflective quality of her writing. Like RAINBIRDS, this book also revolves around a central character whose suicide or murder leaves a mystery for loved ones to piece together.

The 80s Tokyo setting was great, and the rich characters were a delight. Although we know how the story ends, it still managed to surprise. Looking forward to her next book, WATERSONG. #japan #hoopla

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

quietjenn Sounds really interesting! 2w
EvieBee @quietjenn I just love her writing! 2w
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DGRachel
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I can think of no higher praise for a history book than that it makes me want to know more about the man who built an empire. This was a short, quick read, and while it has the bones of historical record, it also notes that much of what is known about Keita and Mali comes from oral stories and there‘s little verifiable data. #readingafrica2022 #mali #hoopla

BarbaraBB That is high praise indeed! (edited) 2w
Librarybelle Totally agree! High praise indeed! 2w
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Cinfhen
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If it weren‘t for @Chelsea.Poole sharing her #Top21of21 list, I never would have found this book. It‘s heartbreaking but insanely compelling. Catherine Gildiner, a Canadian psychotherapist shares her 5 most outstanding cases. I found this book accessible and written with care & compassion. Tread lightly, as some content is brutal. Lots of TW. #Hoopla audio

BookBabe Wow, this sounds intriguing 😮 3w
Chelsea.Poole You describe it perfectly, “heartbreaking and insanely compelling”. 3w
Cinfhen I thought I wouldn‘t get through Alanna‘s story @Chelsea.Poole 💔💔💔 3w
Cinfhen It‘s tough @BookBabe but you come away feeling a sense of comfort. 3w
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EvieBee
Malice: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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This was so good! I had been wary of starting this series because I wasn‘t sure I‘d love Detective Kaga, but that was an unfounded fear. He‘s great! Probably my favorite of Higashino‘s characters. And learning of the culprit early on in the novel made me wonder where it would go. Genius! #hoopla #japan

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jlhammar Agree, really enjoyed this one! I have Devotion of Suspect X to try next. 3w
EvieBee @jlhammar You‘re in for a real treat! And looks like we‘ll have to wait until December 2022 for the next Kaga book. 3w
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too ,Looking forward to the new one 👍❤️ 3w
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EvieBee @Cathythoughts Hope it‘s just as good! 3w
LiteraryinLawrence This sounds really good! I‘m always looking for new (to me) mystery series! 2w
EvieBee @LiteraryinLawrence I hope you enjoy this author. He has a unique approach to mysteries! 2w
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BookishTrish
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Super easy to read family saga. Each part focuses on a woman from a different generation of one family.

TheBookHippie Sounds good! Stacked! 4w
EvieBee This sounds great! Just checked it out from #hoopla ! 4w
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