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TSTKE

This is a fascinating look inside the Trump administration. Very fun and very apt.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Challenges | Serge Lang
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Updated my challenges for this year (to date), and this is where I‘m at!

It‘s doable, I think, maybe.....luckily there is some overlap with a few picks because I‘m trying to pick books from my TBR pile to fill categories in the other lists.😬

But if I really want to get there, I‘m going to have to get more serious and follow less shiny new reading distractions... that‘s going to be a tough one.

Wish me luck when I stop by the library later. 🤭

Suet624 Those new books are like shiny pennies 7h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 I know... I‘m like the puppy in the movie UP! “Squirrel”. Or Dory... “What was it I was supposed to be doing now?” 7h
Suet624 I have the exact same problem. And I have 5 libraries close by that I visit often to chat with the librarians. So of course I see a new book that I absolutely must read and leave my own books sitting on their shelves. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6h
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Suet624 I know, it‘s such a normal #bookishproblem. I have to read it, the library had it, and who knows when I‘ll be able to get it again, meanwhile the ones I wanted enough to spend money on and buy, well I know they‘ll always be waiting safely so no rush. 🤷‍♀️ 6h
Suet624 Exactly! 6h
DGRachel Congratulations and good job! I‘m really struggling with MountTBR. 😔 Those shiny new books keep distracting me. 5h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel I purposefully picked a lower peak this year to help me with my goal too, LOL...that plan doesn‘t really seem to have helped. 4h
DGRachel 😆 That‘s what I did last year and I thought, based on the number of books I‘ve read yearly since joining Litsy and the number of books I bought last year alone, that 75 was reasonable. Obviously, I don‘t know myself well at all. I haven‘t even reached 60. 😭😭 (edited) 3h
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DGRachel 🤣 great minds think alike! 3h
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keithmalek
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Bailedbailed

Boring.

Readers who enjoyed this book (as well as those who didn't) should read "The Good News Club" by Katherine Stewart. But unlike The Family, Stewart's book is actually worth reading.

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Bookwomble
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Pickpick

The first 2/3 of this slim book covers the history of England in Ireland, including the partition into North and South, which was entirely for economic reasons, with religious sectarianism used as the excuse, and grim reading it makes for an English person with a heavily edited version of history received from 70s/80s school and media. The last 1/3 gives Foot's outline for British withdrawal. Post-Good Friday Agreement, it still seems reasonable.

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Owlizabeth
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Book is down for now... #warren2020

Chrissyreadit This is a nail biter. It‘s so insane to know the disaster we are currently in. I am #warren2020. 2d
readordierachel #warren2020 all the way 🙌 2d
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Bookwomble
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As another Brexit deadline looms, and with the status of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland being crucial, a book written in 1989, pre-Good Friday Agreement, might feel somewhat dated, but as the possibility of opening old wounds seems significant, understanding how deep the wounds run might be useful. I'm *really* hoping that the fragile peace in Northern Ireland is not sacrificed on the altar of vain ambition.
(Photo of Paul Foot)

Suet624 I‘m with you all the way on this. 2d
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keithmalek

This is what she found romantic: a father who gives his teenage daughter a purity ring only to take it back on her wedding day and hand it over to his daughter's new husband, her vigininity passed from man to man like a baton. Therein lies the paradox of the purity movement. It's at once an attempt to transcend cultural influences through the timelessness of scripture, and a painfully specific response to the cultural revolution.

Chrissyreadit I can‘t tell if this book will terrify me or anger me more. I would count it as an October horror read for sure. 3d
keithmalek @Chrissyreadit It will do both. Either way, I don't recommend it. It's quite boring, and I'm thinking about bailing on it. 3d
Chrissyreadit Thanks! There‘s a Netflix program I will try to find instead. 3d
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keithmalek
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(VAT stands for Values Action Team, a Senate caucus that gathers on Tuesdays before the Family cell meeting. Everything that is said is strictly off the record, and even the groups themselves are strictly forbidden from discussing the proceedings. The VAT is a war council, and the enemy, says one participant, is "secularism.")

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arlenefinnigan
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Next up

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Samplergal
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I‘m currently reading this one. This book explains so much about the radical right, which is documented on Jim Crow laws. The author is a historian who has researched this so well, and has presented it in an easily read book. As a political wonk myself, I‘m really enjoying it. I do have to put it down periodically so not to throw it it in anger. Not yet finished, I still am recommending it.

lele1432 Has been on my TBR since it came out. I haven't been in the right headspace to try it yet, sadly. 1w
Samplergal @lele1432 it‘s race. It‘s all about race. Every. Damn. Thing. 1w
lele1432 *sigh* 1w
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