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Lynnsoprano
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Pickpick

I didn‘t cry until close to the end, but now it‘s hard to stop. An incredibly moving, often infuriating, telling of an important story. What these women endured, and the callousness of the companies that employed them, is a story that everyone needs to know. It‘s not a perfect book, but it accomplishes its purpose in making the reader care. No higher purpose or praise.

Suelizbeth Definitely a powerful read and hard to forget. 📚❤️ 2w
Suzze It was so Maddening to realize how much they knew and ignored. Very hard to forget any of it. 2w
TieDyeDude Just wait until you read her next book! I hope the author has a good self-care regiment, because she researched some brutal topics. 2w
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Lynnsoprano
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Another library hold came in, and I‘m having trouble putting this down. I watched the movie a couple weeks ago, which I know is a dramatization, and thought it did a good job of telling a horrific story. It turns out that it doesn‘t hold a candle to what actually happened. This is making me angry as well as heartbroken, because I know that there are still industries with so little regard for their workers.

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cajunsyd
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A part of history that I knew nothing about. This read has been very interesting so far.

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451Degrees
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Mehso-so

I hate giving this book a so-so😔 I have so much respect for the women in the dial painting industry for without them I would not have the protections I would probably have as an X-ray tech. But I just don‘t like how the author put the story. It felt redundant and confusing at times with way too many characters involved without much differentiation. Still a fascinating and horrific read about occupational hazards and workers rights!

Booknerd222 I really enjoyed this book but I wish there was more story vs so many facts thrown in. 2mo
451Degrees @Booknerd222 I agree😫 I was really suckered in for the first third of the book and then it just felt like it kept going and going. I got lost a bunch and just didn‘t really like how the writing came out of it. I think with a different author it would have been a knock out of the park. Besides a good chunk of the book was just references. Just felt too stiff almost (edited) 2mo
Booknerd222 I felt the same way lol 2mo
Megabooks Excellent review. You put succinctly why I bailed. 2mo
451Degrees Thank you @Megabooks ! It feels harsh since I have so much respect for the subject matter but it really was a bit of a struggle 2mo
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451Degrees
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Haven‘t checked in in a bit but hope everyone is having a wonderful day! Been reading this for my work book club, a group of X-ray techs💀💀, and this book is extremely harrowing! All that these women went through! Can‘t seem to put it down🧪🧪

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Carolhreads
Pickpick

An absolutely heartbreaking, heart wrenching true story I got so angry while reading this and I cried a lot . The negligence on behalf of the girls employers to do the things that they did . It was so callous and cruel . I went on a rollercoaster of emotions as the girls f fought for justice and as they fought to hang on to live to see that justice . Wow this book is something else .

ICantImReading This book has been on my shelf for awhile, I really need to pick it up soon! 3mo
Carolhreads @ICantImReading please please please do if you read nothing else this year or once you finish your current read please give it a shot it is so good !!! 3mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Sorry @suvata @Jerdencon @IndoorDame I just couldn‘t hold on to this story. If I knew it had a happy ending, I might have held on. It‘s just way too sad. Hoping the other three books in this swap will be less tragic. 🥺

suvata No apologies necessary. I‘m sure there will be some in this group that you will enjoy more. 3mo
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DarkMina
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#Two4Tuesday

1- Tagged book, Night, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ghost Soldiers and many more. Of course nonfiction changes your view because it is actual experiences of others that are very different from yours. Fiction can definitely effect you as well.
2- Not usually.

Wanna play? @Elizabeth2 @hannah-leeloo @5feet.of.fury @Blueberry @DaveGreen7777 @BookDragonNotWorm @TheRiehlDeal @eanderson @persephone1408 @Cazxxx @Mavey

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🍀🍀🍀 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 3mo
DarkMina @DaveGreen7777 You‘re welcome! 3mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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Spending my Sunday afternoon trying to remind myself that the point of the swap I joined is to write down and share my thoughts as I read. I accidentally skipped that part in chapters 1 through 4. I‘m also working to get over my aversion to writing IN books and wondering if this really was the best swap to join, but I love the idea so I‘m just going with it. Sticky notes and pencil are helping. @suvata @Jerdencon @IndoorDame #markcuppostalbookclub

suvata You‘ll get used to it. After 13 rounds it becomes very easy. Lol (edited) 3mo
Jerdencon @suvata exactly!! Although sometimes I get so wrapped up in reading I forget to write! (edited) 3mo
suvata @Jerdencon That happens to me too. 😄 3mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I also haven‘t read nearly as much of it as I would have liked to by now. I‘m almost 100 pages in, and this book has 400. 😳 3mo
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419
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I‘m so glad this round of #markuppostalbookclub starts on my day off from work! Now I can indulge in a #chunkster of a book, enjoy a big ass mug (my husband calls it a BAM) of coffee, and avoid getting out of my robe for much longer than I usually can. Happy reading @Jerdencon @suvata and @IndoorDame #LMPBC #Round14 #GroupA

suvata Sounds like an amazing day. Have fun. 4mo
IndoorDame Sounds perfect! Enjoy! 4mo
Jerdencon Excited for this book! 4mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 @Jerdencon I‘ll be sending each book to you when I‘m done. I‘m not a very fast reader, but I think allowing myself to have these binge reading days will mean finishing with plenty of time to pass them on before the next start date. (edited) 4mo
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