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tdrosebud
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This arrived in the mail the other day! Thank you so much @coffees and @rsteve388 and thank you for all your hard work hosting #nonfictionnovember !

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MallenNC
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Pickpick

One of my favorites of the year! Clint Smith is a poet, and you can see that in his writing in this book, in which he visits historic sites, including a plantation, a notorious prison, and a confederate cemetery, to see how the story of slavery is told. Very well done, with a mix of his own experience with the public history of these sites. Five stars #NonfictionNovember

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MallenNC
Crazy Brave | Joy Harjo
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Pickpick

This memoir as my introduction to Joy Harjo, the first Native American poet laureate. I really enjoyed how she wove poetry into this story of her early life. She has a second memoir that I‘m definitely reading. #nonfictionnovember

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MallenNC
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Pickpick

A kissing bug sounds like something that would be cute, but is in fact a bug that can cause serious illness. This book covers the author‘s aunt‘s illness from this bug and the research (and lack of understanding) of this bug. She weaves her personal story with the science. It‘s really good! #NonfictionNovember

Megabooks Agree!! 7mo
monalyisha Omg kissing bugs freak me right the f*ck out! 🙈😱 I can‘t even. 7mo
MallenNC @Megabooks It‘s so hard to describe why this book is so good. 7mo
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MallenNC @monalyisha I‘d never heard of them before this book! It‘s possible they‘re called something else here. But they definitely freak me out now. 7mo
monalyisha @MallenNC I once saw a bug on my pillow and couldn‘t identify it. I tried to explain what it looked like to my husband who, unbeknownst to me, had been sleeping before I started talking. I was like, “I don‘t know. It has wobbly looking joints. It looks OLD.” He woke up and, in a fog, responded nonsensically, “He‘s not THAT old.” 😂 Anyway, after googling I was convinced it was a kissing bug & that we were in mortal danger. (edited) 7mo
monalyisha @MallenNC I can‘t remember what it actually was: a pine bug, or a stink bug. Something totally innocuous. But thus began my deep-seated fear (especially after learning that it‘s not unheard of to see them in my state)! 7mo
MallenNC I don‘t blame you! I would be scared of it too. Normally I don‘t worry about bugs in the house bc my cats catch them, but this kind of bug is dangerous to them too. 7mo
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rsteve388
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#NFN Don't forget to get your points in for the last week! I'll be sending emails.out tomorrow tonight after work.
#NonFictionNovember #NonFicNov #NFN21

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DrexEdit
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Getting in a little nonfiction before the end of #NonfictionNovember. Reading COVID stories from last year & realizing not much has changed. We know so little about this virus & we don't even know if we're using the best methods to track & fight it. Also a NYC ER & how the doctors grapple with life & death decisions. When you can't treat everyone how do you decide who to treat? I don't think they are all COVID stories though, thank goodness! 😊

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MallenNC
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I had a great #NonfictionNovember with eight books finished, and I‘m in the midst of a reread of The Warmth of Other Suns with a #BuddyRead here on Litsy. I need to do reviews of all of these but they were all worth reading. The tagged book is one of my top books of 2021.

Wake and Seek You are graphic memoirs/nonfiction and I‘m really beginning to enjoy nonfiction in that format.

vivastory Graphic memoirs are one of my favorite genres. I've really discovered some great ones this year. 7mo
MallenNC @vivastory I‘d love some recommendations if any are particular favorites! I‘ve read the ones on my Nonfiction 2021 card and this post. The only other I‘ve read is Good Talk by Mira Jacobs. (edited) 7mo
vivastory For some reason I'm only now receiving a tag notification about your reply. 😬 I have several recommendations for graphic memoirs. These are all graphic memoirs that I haven't been able to stop thinking about since I first read:
*Derf Backderf: Kent State (I also loved Backderf's gm Trashed, & although it is darker I also enjoyed his gm Dahmer- about him going to school with Jeffrey Dahmer).
*Thi Bui: The best We Could Do (cont)
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vivastory *Radtke's: Imagine Wanting Only This
*March trilogy
*Nicole Georges“ Calling Dr. Laura (out of all of the books I've mentioned so far, this was the only 4 star. But it's def worth reading I think)
I have posted full reviews of each of these on Litsy if you're curious to learn more about each title
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Well-ReadNeck
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Good reading month. Got in 9 books for #nonfictionNovember and am slowly working down my mountain of #ARC s

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vivastory
Untitled | Unknown
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My goal for #NonfictionNovember was to read at least 4 nf books. I read 5, If I was to count Epileptic by David B which I read on Halloween it would be 6. The standouts were Night, Voices From Chernobyl, Imagine Wanting Only This. These are 3 new favorites that I will be thinking about, & recommending, for years to come. Now on to #CloakAndDaggerChristmas

Hooked_on_books I‘ve read several from Alexievich and I‘m a true believer. 7mo
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I plan on reading the following soon which I recall you liked 7mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s so good. I learned a lot from it. She‘s really good at illustrating multiple perspectives while respecting all her contributors as humans. 7mo
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vivastory
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Let me be clear: Mallory O'Meara's work is important in reclaiming Milicent Patrick as a Hollywood trailblazer. Her childhood on the Hearst Castle was so outlandish it had me annoying people with Hearst trivia. One of my favorite sections of the book is her career at Disney. Yet, I found O'Meara's conversational style to be a bit of a disservice to her subject. I appreciated the humorous footnotes (some of them, but others were tiring👇

vivastory &/or irksome).I felt like Milicent deserved a bit more gravitas than to be told every 30 pages or so that she was a badass. I know she is, I don't need to be told that. I also found it odd that O'Meara would mention an important photograph, & some of these photos were clearly personal photos, but it wouldn't be included. I do realize that this is one aspect of the book that she probably didn't have much control over. A soft pick for me. 7mo
vivastory I will remember the subject & it will provide the motivation to watch Creature From the Black Lagoon. I do wish that I was ending #NonfictionNovember with a better selection. (edited) 7mo
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