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GatheringBooks
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#LuckyInLove Day 27: #Intimacy - whereby reading becomes an intimate conversation with the author, one‘s self and other readers - hence our book tribe here on Litsy. More of my book quote thoughts here: https://gatheringbooks.org/2023/10/10/book-quote-tuesday-237/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️ 1d
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 11h
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Maria_Pulver
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Panpan

As I was very disappointed in the first book of the series, I only read this one for the book club discussion. It is dull (
#told_by_a_woman #bookclub

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bibliothecarivs
Letters to a Young Contrarian | Christopher Hitchens
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Recent acquisitions:

📖 Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
📖 Common Sense by Thomas Paine

#fREADom #UniteAgainstBookBans

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AllDebooks
The Comfort Book | Matt Haig
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#Litsolace

What do you have planned for tonight's #Hyggehour
readathon. All are welcome to join in.

@Chrissyreadit @TheBookHippie

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CrowCAH
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Procrastireading

Everyone should embrace this trait 📚
Enjoy your book 📖

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m a certified professional in that skill. 📚📖🤭 4d
Gissy 🙋🏽‍♀️ 4d
Ruthiella I excel at this! 😆 4d
TheBookgeekFrau Just so happens this is my superpower 🦸🏻‍♀️💪🏼😆 4d
CrowCAH @CoverToCoverGirl @Gissy @Ruthiella @TheBookgeekFrau I‘m so glad we‘re not alone 📖☺️ 2d
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MariaW
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Today I found out that Jan Assmann is dead. 😭😭😭 He was a well-known German egyptologist and was famous for his cultural theories.
Once I had the chance to see one of his lectures at the Egyptian Museum in Leipzig and got his autograph. Back then I wanted to tell him that I‘ve read most if his books and that he is very important for me, but the only thing I was able to say (quivering in front of this authority) was: „For Maria, please“.

Jari-chan RIP 🕯️ 4d
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keithmalek
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Pickpick

The first two-thirds of this book outlined the problems of democracy, and to be honest, it was a little boring at times. However, the last third of the book explored the solutions to the problems, and I found it fascinating. This book also introduced me to the ideas put forth by James S. Fishkin, and now I'm looking forward to reading his books as well.

#2024Book8

ShyBookOwl Bold title 6d
keithmalek @ShyBookOwl The title is a bit of a misnomer. The author's not calling for dictatorship, but for a system known as "deliberative democracy." 6d
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282Mikado
The Second American Revolution | John W. Whitehead
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Pickpick

This nation was founded as a Constitutional Republic where the framers set up rigid limitations to the Federal Government and more power to the states and the people. Over time, especially since the Civil War, our judiciary and legislators have taken the opinion that the Constitution was meant to evolve with the times; thereby shifting power more to Feds and less to the States.

282Mikado It used to be that the Supreme Court adjudicated according to the Constitution, now they legislate by opinion and transitory social standards. There no longer is a fixed standard of what is right. Whoever is in Congress and the Court decide what is right. What we are left with is an America leaning ever closer to a totalitarian state. This book is spot on. An eye-opener for those willing to see. 7d
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Robotswithpersonality
Why Socialism? | Albert Einstein
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Pickpick

Just a world-renowned theoretical physicist taking a few moments to lay down clear, concise, (depressingly relatable to the modern reader) reasoning in 1949 for why the current (western?) societal obsession with the individual and the evils of capitalism are proof that society, economy and government needs a change, and the best way forward is socialism. 1/2

Robotswithpersonality 2/2 The article is appropriately titled 'Why Socialism?' not How Socialism? , so it ends by acknowledging some of the challenges to implementing socialism, but after reading it, it seems all the more obvious that this change would be worth the effort. 7d
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Angeles
How Do You Live? | Genzaburo Yoshino
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So far really nice with introduction by Neil Gaiman,bittersweet and melancholic but not preachy or oversimplified