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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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For my #superseptember #readathon, my goal is to catch up on the Barkskins #readingenvyreadalong and finish the latest from Kate Moore (I adored “Radium Girls”). Get well soon, Andrew!!

ReadingEnvy Woot woot 13mo
EadieB Enjoy your books! 13mo
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andrew61
Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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Im not sure if anyone is doing the readalong but it's not too late to start. Even tho this is a big book it is v readable, I'd say similar to Homegoing in that each section tells a story about families in the creation of Canada starting in the 17thc. As I put part 3 down today I had marvelled at the beauty of an untouched landscape but horrified at the steady destruction of the same and the indigenous people.
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merelybookish I loved this book! 13mo
ReadingEnvy You are trucking through! 13mo
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ReadingEnvy
Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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Have you heard? The next Reading Envy Readalong starts next week and we will be reading Barkskins. Conversations will be in the Goodreads group or you can post your thoughts with a #readingenvyreadalong

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Ohhhh! Which Goodreads group do we join for this? I‘m new. 🤓 13mo
andrew61 I picked mine up in the library today and I am looking forward to joining as I loved shipping news and accordion crimes my previous two trips into her writing. 13mo
ReadingEnvy @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Reading Envy Readers! 13mo
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ReadingEnvy @andrew61 Me too! I‘m a huge fan of her shorter work and it makes me nervous about such a long work. We shall see. 13mo
andrew61 @ReadingEnvy if her skill with characters is like those two books I suspect it will be a compelling read jenny. My only problem is as well as picking up barkskins I came away with 3 other books but I will pace my readalong with your timetable. 13mo
ReadingEnvy @andrew61 which other books? 13mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @ReadingEnvy Thank you! Just ordered from ThriftBooks, so will start late, but will catch up! 😀 (edited) 13mo
andrew61 @ReadingEnvy After finishing Austerlitz last week ( I wd recommend jenny, challenging read but brilliant) I picked a few 'lighter' rds in a Stephen King the outsider after dtr bought me for father's day a bk that said it was a sequel to that one, a Scottish crime , an Argentinian crime, and 'Passing' nell larsen which my irl grp are doing in Sept with the vanishing half. we're doing kindred with TT wife Audrey N in dec as we discussed previously. 13mo
ReadingEnvy I do still want to tackle Austerlitz or something Sebald. 13mo
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BestDogDad
Not Without Laughter | Langston Hughes
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May wrap! My audio time was spent on the 45 hour Ducks, Newburyport read for the #readingenvyreadalong. #maywrapup

Reggie Lol, I was gonna say, doesn‘t Ducks count as 4 or 5 books? 2y
BestDogDad @Reggie Yes, it should! I thought it would never end. 2y
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ReadingEnvy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I finished Ducks, Newburyport last night and I'm looking forward to discussing it with others who participated in the #readingenvyreadalong - I know some put it aside because the internal stream felt too familiar, too claustrophobic, and I too was growing weary around page 800. Then it shifted and what came before took on new meaning and I'm still processing the end. There will be a lot to discuss! ⤵️

ReadingEnvy Those interested in being a part of the discussion should join the Reading Envy group in Goodreads, which is where I will post the poll. The link to that is in my profile. 2y
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Lindy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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… Junipero Serra just got canonized, the fact that he started slavery in California, AND the first winery, neophytes, the fact that Serra converted a lot of Indians and then made them all work as slaves in the mission, probably making the wine too, the Indian Indenture Act of 1850 …
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Lindy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Page 231. The narrator is currently stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire in February and the song Mele Kalikimaka going through her head. I decided to skim this part—25 pages—until I found a break: a section about the lioness. Relief! Except now that song is stuck in MY head. #readingenvyreadalong

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Lindy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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…the fact that I was probably a lot more fun before I started worrying about absolutely everything, but I just can‘t seem to help it…
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rockpools Ha! Not remotely relatable 😕! 2y
Lindy @RachelO 😉 2y
Cathythoughts Worry about everything 👍🏻even invent things to worry about ....: 2y
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Lindy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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…everybody seems to have military-style weapons now, not just hunting rifles, the fact that they all want weapons to completely destroy you, not just maim you, the fact that these weapons are designed to kill people as fast as possible, in war… the fact that 14,000 people get shot in America every year, 93 a day… the fact that 4,500,000 women a year are threatened with a gun in America, 4,500,000…
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa The more I see how other countries are handling certain crises, the more disappointed I am with my own country. 2y
Cathythoughts Great post 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Lcsmcat @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Me too, me too. 😞 2y
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Lindy
Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Book serendipity: concurrent reads that intersperse a running storyline about a wild thing with a story about human things. I like the way the brief chapters about an eel make my heart slow to the rhythm of the seasons in Fiona Farrell‘s Decline and Fall on Savage Street. I like the way the lioness parts give me a break from the narrator‘s frantic brain in Ducks Newburyport. #readingenvyreadalong