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Amiable
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Pickpick

An absorbing narrative of the lives of three Indiana workers after their factory shuts down and their jobs disappear. It‘s a story about race, class and American values and how it‘s all intertwined with capitalism, politics and social justice.

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Prompt: “Goodbye, Earl”

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Zuhkeeyah
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I didn‘t know Amber Ruffin had a book until @jlhammar posted her review of Amber and Lacey‘s latest book.

This book somehow made a lot of uncomfortable experiences laughable. More than a few stories had me cackling aloud at work. I loved the banter between the sisters and the feeling of solidarity in the face of ridiculously insensitive conversations/questions.

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February #doublespin (a new personal best lol) @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2d
jlhammar Great review! So glad this was a pick for you. 2d
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Zuhkeeyah
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#bookspinbingo board is ready for reading! I've learned to leave space for my bonus reads because mood reading is real.

#bookspin is Ten Thousand Doors of January

#doublespin is a #nonfiction2023 pick

Happy reading everyone!

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Zuhkeeyah
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I fell in love with Amanda Gorman's words many moons ago. The poems in this book are potent and to the point. They're odes to our humanity. My favorite poem is America (not pictured). I paused and read it twice. Pictured is another favorite called Life.

"Life is not what is promised,
But what is sought."

January #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
#poetrymatters #nonfiction2023

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ncsufoxes
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Amazingly well researched, detailed about the Sackler family & their greed as the brought about the opioid crisis in the US. I, like many families in the US, have had a family member affected by the opioid crisis (they are clean now but still will always be at risk for subsequent addiction). It was just shocking & sickening to read how much they misled everyone. Then how they still feel no personal responsibility for the mess they created. It was

ncsufoxes a good read but hard to read when realizing how many people they hurt. Thank goodness the CDC stood up to them & stopped what could have been an even worse crisis (especially if they tried to prescribe this to kids). #bookspin book #nonfiction2023 prompt: Master of Puppets (edited) 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great pick, and one I‘m still not sure I can read… tough one subject-wise. 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5d
Amiable A stellar read—I‘ve been giving this out as a gift to everyone I can for the past few years. Everyone should read it. 14h
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ncsufoxes
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This is one of those books that is heartbreaking to read but necessary to understand what someone else has gone through. The author spent many years in an abusive relationship with a boy she started dating in her teens. She discusses the trauma of being stalked and the burden of proof that she had to provide to authorities about what was happening to her. Domestic violence in any form is an exhausting & traumatic experience that unfortunately too

ncsufoxes Many women (& children) experience in our society. Stories like this are important to understand to help raise awareness & hopefully work towards better solutions/resources. #bookspin #nonfiction2023 propmt: I Will Survive 6d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good review 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5d
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Julsmarshall
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A really enjoyable book with some great actionable suggestions for getting out of your own head when it isn‘t suiting you. I found a fresh perspective, a reminder to give myself the grace and understanding I give to others, and some clear examples to consider. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #20in4 @Andrew65 #Pantone2023 #BlazingYellow @Clwojick #NonFiction2023 #TrueColors @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7d
TheDaysGoBy Sounds like something I could benefit from. I overthink *everything* 😂 7d
Julsmarshall Same, @TheDaysGoBy I hope you like it as much as I did! 7d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds good! And very important to remember….we are often kinder to other than ourselves. 7d
Clwojick This sounds intriguing. I‘m a major over thinker. 7d
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 Think I need to read this! 6d
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Amiable
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Mehso-so

I used to read a ton of true-crime books. I don‘t know if it‘s the book or if my tastes have changed dramatically, but this one was an uneven read for me. Written by an FBI agent who was a pioneer in profiling, I expected more detail about the hunt for the killer. Instead I found myself skimming over pages about what clothes Douglas picked to wear to interrogate the suspect.

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Killing in the Name

Clare-Dragonfly I haven‘t read this one but I like a lot of his books… he is, however, definitely egotistical. 1w
Amiable @Clare-Dragonfly Yes! I think that was my problem—he inserted himself into the narrative too many times. 1w
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Julsmarshall
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This was surprising, compelling, and thoughtful book. A little slow in places and gross in others but kept me reading and I enjoyed the conversation about it with the #naturalitsy folks. One of those “did you know” books where you share facts with anyone who happens to be nearby. The bits when he shares his relationship with his dad were my favorite. #Pantone2023 #skylight @Clwojick @AllDebooks #NonFiction2023 #RollingintheDeep

AllDebooks Lovely review. I enjoyed the stories of his Dad too, very touching x 1w
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youneverarrived
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Absolutely love Zadie Smith, she‘s one of my favourite writers, but this won‘t leave a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed the writing and the way it made me think while reading the essays; I connected with the writing, but having sat with it for a few days there‘s not much that has stuck with me. An enjoyable, thoughtful quick read but not really memorable. #nonfiction2023

squirrelbrain Great review though! 1w
Erinreadsthebooks Love your picture! 🤩 1w
youneverarrived @squirrelbrain thanks Helen 💕 1w
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