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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hello #SheSaid! Sorry for the late start today!

I‘ll see you in the comments 😉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So far, this was not what I expected, but I also can‘t say what I expected either…especially since African American history was not well recorded in this country, it‘s not like we could have gotten the history of the hands and family the sack passed through in detail…and yet somehow I expected it anyway (dumbly), I can‘t even say why, because I know intellectually it doesn‘t exist. It‘s a history purposefully erased. 1d
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vlwelser This is getting off to a slow start. But other than that I'm trying not to have much of an opinion about it. I think it deserves more of a chance to draw me in. I'm curious to see how she fills out an entire book. 1d
Julsmarshall My hold hasn‘t come through yet, will try to participate when it does :) 1d
Singout I am totally captivated by this: I love histories of ordinary people and families, and how their lives interconnect. (I am also a lover of textiles.) It‘s really interesting to hear the Barbados history, as that seems to be left out in my context, which usually starts with Africa. 1d
Singout It‘s also really good to read this right after Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiences, which I just reviewed and has an emphasis on histories of Black Depression era American women who break out of the mold but aren‘t confirming to “respectability.” 1d
MallenNC I read this last year. The fact that the sack still exists at all is amazing to me. I‘m glad that the embroidery on it helps tell its story. Because of the way family history of enslaved people had been lost, the author had to speculate a lot. 1d
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MoonWitch94
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Andrew65 A great month ahead. Enjoy 😁 1d
Clwojick Fantastic stack! I loved Daisy, and I have In Deeper Waters on my tentative TBR for the month too! 1d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great month! 15h
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AnneCecilie
Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#WeeklyForecast

Continue with the buddy read of All That She Carried #SheSaid

Continue reading Braiding Sweetgrass

Finish Malibu Rising #AuthorAMonth, read Every Day is Mother‘s Day and get a good start on We Are All Birds of Uganda #foodandlit #Uganda

Cinfhen Sounds like a wonderful week ahead !! 2d
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AnneCecilie
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Picked this up at the library today.

When I first searched for it, they didn‘t have it, but when @Riveted_Reader_Melissa posted the schedule for #SheSaid I had to check again.

The first sentence from the introduction really struck me:
“We forget that love is revolutionary.”

Lindy Great first line. Thanks for sharing. 🤗 3d
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MoonWitch94
Love Medicine: A Novel | Louise Erdrich
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WOW! What a month! While I didn‘t accomplish all the reading I planned, I did great! And I even added a cookbook to my list (obsessed!!!). #SheSaid #AuthorAMonth #PemberLittens #AuldLangSpine

PS: #LittensLoveRomance don‘t waste your time with the next Covens of Eaton Falls. It has the same issues we complained about, which is a shame bc the premise is good! Very disappointing.

StayCurious Thanks for letting me know! 2d
MoonWitch94 @StayCurious You‘re welcome! No need for anyone else to waste precious reading time 😆 2d
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Up next #SheSaid

If you‘d like to be added to our tag list and read with us, please just let me know.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Up next #SheSaid!

All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

Put in your library hold and interlibrary loans!

If you‘d like to be added to our tag list and join our discussion, just let me know.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hello #SheSaid!!!

Another month has flown by…and another great book. Thank you whoever for recommending this one originally!

So final thoughts? I was very glad she left it…unfinished, sort of… because when there is trauma and stress, that never just disappears and goes away, it‘s something that lingers and must be dealt with forever…so I found myself very glad she touched on that and not a he‘s gone all‘s well ending. (See you in the comments)

MoonWitch94 I think it was the best way to end it. She‘ll continue to fight the darkness he left, making the choice to choose moments of happiness, joy, and living. But she‘ll be forever changed and alway have to navigate her trauma. Considering all she‘s endured, she‘s pretty incredible. 1w
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AllDebooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, I agree 💯 The way she writes leaves it all open. Trauma & grief, don't dissipate. They're always present. It just tends to fade in and out of our lives. I think it's remarkable that despite such a terrifying experience, she continues to work in the field. Hats off to her, she's an inspiration x 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s always one of the things that‘s most bothered me with throwaway lines…like Brock Turner‘s dad at his hearing…he shouldn‘t be punished forever for a moment of action…. But survivors will tell you, if you listen, like Chanel Miller in her book… it effects every bit their self & self-esteem, for the rest of their lives. So I was very glad she touched on that, it doesn‘t matter if the person who did it is gone, it doesn‘t repair the damage done. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..and with him being gone Gone by the end of this book, I was worried how she might rap it up. There is recovery and moving on, but it comes with long term dealing with the aftermath. 1w
MallenNC What stood out most to me about this last section was that she wasn‘t “healed” because he died. Her trauma and the way her life was impacted doesn‘t just go away. I‘m glad we read this one because I hadn‘t heard of her previously. 1w
Julsmarshall I agree with all of you, she is an inspiration despite the fact that this will always be something she deals with. Our histories are just that, and hers is unbelievably powerful. 1w
vlwelser I'm glad that she told her story. There should be more of these types of books out there so that others can see the bravery and know they are not alone or crazy and that someone else understands. Celebrating her own life when her tormentor just died might be a little bit weird. But no one thinks divorce parties are in bad taste so 🤷 1w
KathyWheeler @vlwelser Yeah, that celebration of her life after Xavier died was a little odd, but I get why she did it. I hoped it helped her in her healing process. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser That‘s what it made me think of too…people that celebrate divorced or bad breakups. I was struck by the fact that so many of those do burn letters or notes to “let it go” but she couldn‘t even do that without scanning them all first for the record still to prove she wasn‘t “making it all up”…so she really couldn‘t even have that burning notes, let go moment 1w
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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

Heartbreaking to read this account of continued abuse by a trusted partner, those who are supposed to protect us, and society as a whole. This isn‘t a one country problem, this is a whole world problem that we must find a way to solve. The honesty and bravery with which she shared her story was amazing, I recommend leaning her story, but with all the trigger warnings. All of them. #shesaid @Riveted_Reader_Melissa #bookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
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vlwelser
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Pickpick
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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