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Rachel.Rencher
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Does anyone else stay in bed to read on a Sunday morning?

I'm enjoying a caramel latte and starting my next assigned book. This one was on my TBR so I'm excited. 🤓

Buchbeeg Oh I love Sunday bed reads! Kids and dogs don't usually allow it 1d
Rachel.Rencher @Buchbeeg lol I understand! Right as I get cozy, the puppy starts whining to go outside. 😅 1d
Megabooks Yes! The best days start with reading in bed, imo. 😁 1d
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Rachel.Rencher
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This week's required reading for class 🤓

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kissmehardy
The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Pickpick

This started slow, but I was certainly hooked by the end. All the ways structural racism affected the characters was fascinating, and I was never sure how everything was going to play out, even with the podcast interludes. Deserves the hype! #yalit #yahorror

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Melismatic
The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Pickpick

This is a modern “retelling” of ‘Carrie‘, in which the catalyst is rooted in racism. I wish there was a bit more of a departure because this does follow ‘Carrie‘ almost beat for beat with one minor twist.

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Amandajoy
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I was really liking you Liz Lighty, I really was. 🤣

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Amandajoy
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My husband says we need dinner, but do we really? I mean how can I go make dinner being this close to finishing?

Soubhiville I loved this book. 1mo
tracey38 I've heard good things about this one. And really, they can fend for themselves if they really need dinner, right? 👩‍🍳😄 1mo
Aims42 Your husband sounds like mine 😂 I always keep some canned soup on hand for nights like that lol 1mo
Amandajoy @tracey38 & @Aims42 he knows I‘ll make something because I need leftovers for lunch tomorrow 1mo
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Amandajoy
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Trying to keep up with #weeklyforecast posts this year to hopefully keep me on track with my reading goals. We‘ll see how that goes. 🤓

Bklover Let us know what you think of Pioneers. I have it on my shelf collecting dust! 1mo
mabell Checking in again - Have you finished In Bibi‘s Kitchen and Home Economics? Jill is still waiting for Bibi for January, and I‘m supposed to send Home Economics to her by the end of January. 😬 3w
Amandajoy @mabell I just sent Bibi‘s Kitchen off yesterday - you should have it Tuesday. I‘m in the middle of Home Economics and hope to finish this weekend. I‘m so sorry about the delays! 2w
mabell Great! I‘ll keep an eye out! 2w
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Amandajoy
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It‘s 10 am and the hubby‘s not up, which means quiet time to start my first book of the year. An #auldlangspine pick from @mrsmarch that was also on my 2021 list from @MallenNC . Here we go!🎢

Librariana It's 9:15 for us and my hubby is asleep, too so I'm gonna start my first read of the year! 1mo
Librariana Also! Good luck with your read ☺️😊 1mo
mrsmarch I love the look of those cookies! I‘ve spent my day making a vat of chicken stock and some cookies and putting away the Christmas tree. 1mo
MallenNC I did enjoy that one! I hope you do too. 1mo
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TrishB
The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Pickpick

A very good retelling of Carrie, with racism as it‘s main focus. I did enjoy the book and it‘s exploration of entrenched, institutionalised racism.
What I didn‘t enjoy, again, from a US author was the use of the word spazz and spazzed. It‘s especially disappointing in a book that is about discrimination.
It‘s discriminating and derogatory to disabled people. I know I‘ve said it before, but I will carry on saying I guess.

Deblovestoread It is a derogatory term in the US, too. Shame on them! 1mo
Cinfhen #YOUGOGIRL 🙌🏻 1mo
TrishB @Deblovestoread that makes it worse 😞 I read it a lot in US authors books - this particular book was only published in 2022. 1mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen 😘 I try! 1mo
Caroline2 That makes my blood boil too. 😡 1mo
Deblovestoread Yes, it really does. I am surprised it is still used in publishing and that editor‘s wouldn‘t request something different. 1mo
TrishB @Caroline2 @Deblovestoread it seems very sloppy to have got past editors! 1mo
Centique That is disappointing ☹️ 1mo
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Addie0822
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Author: Leah Johnson
Published: June 2, 2020
Genre: Young Adult
Awards: Stonewall Book Award
Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay — Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.