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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Decided to start reading this #candidate #memoir, and then he dropped out of the race today. Hope it wasn‘t because I picked his book! #readthecandidates #nonfictionchallenge2020 #somethingaboutacandidate

TheBookHippie I do enjoy him. I heard him speak and talk about his grandma‘s influence on his life, it was really good. 5d
LauraJ Damn you, Barbara! 😹 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraJ IKR! I really like him! 5d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie Nice! I think he still has a lot of work to do in the Senate. 5d
Peaceful_Reader I want to read this also. Pete‘s book was the best candidate book although I‘ve not read Bernie. 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Peaceful_Reader I loved Pete‘s book also. The book by Bernie that I read was very much a campaign piece. Have already heard most of it. 5d
LauraJ @BarbaraTheBibliophage Agree. He‘s young and isn‘t going away anytime soon. 5d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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And I managed 6 this past year for @MelissaSue81 ‘s #ReadTheCandidates, but I‘ll admit, there a few more I still want to read in 2020

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MelissaSue81
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#booked2019 was my final challenge of the year to complete. I met all my goals! Have exceeded my goodreads goal of 200 books (was shooting for 250 but I won‘t make it, it was a tough fall). Completed #readharderchallenge , #readingwomenchallenge, #mmdchallenge, #booked2019 and Basically all of #readthecandidates (I admittedly have skipped some of the candidates that don‘t have a real shot). It‘s been a good year!

melissajayne How do you read 200 books? Do you do anything else? I‘m curious. (edited) 1mo
CBee ⬆️⬆️⬆️ what she said - I‘m curious too! (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Nice! Great work on checking off those challenges!! 1mo
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Deifio Congrats and nice spreadsheet! Very well organised! 1mo
MelissaSue81 @melissajayne @CBee , I do other things, yes, lol. Just under half are audiobooks (I am on my 100th audiobook of the year currently!) which I listen to when I commute and do housework. I am fortunate enough to sometimes have quiet time at work when I work evenings when I can read. And I insomnia helps too, lol. 1mo
CBee @MelissaSue81 awesome and congrats!! 1mo
sprainedbrain Awesome!!! 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
Smarkies Amazing year! I like how you have tracked it. May think of copying that for next year. 3w
MelissaSue81 @Smarkies - I used the BookRiot Reading Log spreadsheet and copied their formulas for the Read Harder Challenge and just plugged in these. So I have all my challenges (Except #MMDChallenge) on one google sheet.
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BkClubCare Wow! 3w
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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

This was my #bookgiftedtome for #booked2019 and also an entry for my #readthecandidates challenge. I actually really enjoyed this. Joe Biden shows his humanity in this story of a terribly difficult time in his life with the loss of his son.i see the appeal of Joe Biden when I see this side of him. It was terribly sad at parts but yet ended on a hopeful note. Was on the fence about this one but glad I listened to it.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I cried my eyes out a few times with this ... 1mo
Cinfhen Ok, I‘m sold... #stacked 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Did you ever see him on Colbert Report talking about his son? It was such an emotional and moving interview. 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
Now in November | Josephine W. Johnson
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My #NovemberWrapUp! I‘m on track to finish The Last Jedi tonight, so it‘s on here.🤞

Otherwise 5 for #NFNov, plus a few that cross-counted for #Booked2019 #Nonfiction2019 & #ReadTheCandidates
3 buddy reads #FellowshipOfTolkien #StarWarsBuddyRead & #PratchettPosse or #OokBOokClub
1 for #LMPBC
2 series completed
+whatever else floated my boat this past month. 😂

November you went by way too fast, how did we get this close to the end of the year😱

TheSpineView Way to go!💜📚 2mo
Clwojick 1 pt. 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I‘ve read a lot with #ReadTheCandidates, but Warren is the first that I went back for a second book. She does a great job of laying it all out here, both her ideas & what shaped them. What we‘ve done right, where we went off track, & the forces steering the decisions. Her past as a teacher shines through here, explaining things in a great, easy to understand way. This book is so good and stark, but filled with determination and hope to make..⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...change for the better going forward. #NFNov #NonfictionMatters #Nonfiction2019 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Howard_L Warren‘s book certainly offers the most in the way of plans and ideas. 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I watched the Sunday shows again today (This Week & Meet the Press) and the cable networks after the debate and again I heard about how she‘s too liberal/left or else they talk about Biden, Bernie, and Buttigieg and don‘t even mention her name.... but for me, watching them all and reading a bunch of them this year with #ReadTheCandidates I think she has more widespread appeal than they are giving her credit for. Some Trump voters voted for ⤵️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...Change. More for systematic change than him personally, and I think bought in to all his promises. We‘ll see, eventually, but at this point I think the pundits aren‘t giving her enough credit. #NFNov #ReadtheCandidates #NonfictionMatters #Nonfiction2019 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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^This was written before the tax cut bill was passed, but I‘m guessing since they controlled all 3 branches of government at the time, that it‘s fairly close to what actually passed. Either way 🤦‍♀️

#ReadtheCandidates
#NFNov
#Nonfiction2019
#NonfictionMatters

JanuarieTimewalker13 I am definitely reading this one!! Thank you for posting this!!! 2mo
Suet624 This makes my stomach hurt and my blood boil. 2mo
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