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Soubhiville
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For @sebrittainclark I‘d love to get to know you a bit as well, since we are #AuldLangSpine matches!

I was so excited to receive your list today!

My reading life is by audio in my car and at work and mainly physical books at home. I have a kindle but I don‘t use it very much.

I‘m in 2 bookclubs, both local but virtual since Covid. One is traditional, the other is topic based, so we all read different books that we feel fit a chosen topic. Fun!

Soubhiville I run the #AuthorAMonth challenge here on Litsy. I like to participate in a few challenges every year, and I usually change them up every year. In 2023 I plan to do #Booked2023, and this is my first time doing #AuldLaudSpine! 2d
Cinfhen Love this post!!! 1d
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Julsmarshall
Gilded Age: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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My local library will open with a new location in January and had a book sale today with lots of great books!

keys_on_fire Nice haul! 3d
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rockpools
Jews Dont Count | David Baddiel
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Baddiel has a documentary coming out on C4 tomorrow looking at antisemitism in the UK, particularly amongst the progressive left. It‘s a separate project, but this is the book (personal long essay really) it stemmed from - a quick, thought-provoking read.

He argues that antisemitism is seen as a ‘lesser‘ form of discrimination, without the consequences and outrage & often characterised by victim-blaming. I found it eye-opening & quite shocking.

batsy I hadn't heard of him until I saw your review and saw this on twitter, and it's troubling to see. Is this something he acknowledges in his book? https://twitter.com/jrc1921/status/1594606045976043522?t 2w
rockpools @batsy I think I‘m having a live-and-learn experience on this one. He did acknowledge it as something done along time ago and regretted, I knew he‘d met with Jason Lee for the documentary, and I‘d read some more comments and criticisms after I‘d finished. But I hadn‘t seen that interview, and I hadn‘t understood that this (ie just now) was the point at which he was apologising. 2w
batsy @rockpools That's good that it's something that he did acknowledge in the book. At least it wasn't being brushed aside. 2w
rockpools In his AbsoluteLEE podcast interview with Baddiel, Jason Lee (black footballer who was subject to widespread racist bullying due to one of Baddiel‘s TV programmes in the 1990s) suggests that maybe one of the reasons Baddiel‘s message about antisemitism isn‘t getting through, could be that Baddiel is the one presenting it. Without doubt the overt racism, sexism and homophobia that Baddiel has shown in past shows make this an awkward read. 1w
rockpools Despite this, I‘ve come away from the book with that bit more understanding of antisemitism in the UK. But I also recognise his viewpoint comes from his very particular experience So maybe I should say I‘ve learnt about one experience of antisemitism in the UK. He‘s a long way from speaking for all those on the receiving end of antisemitism, and I‘ll keep on reading more diverse books to (try and) learn, understand and be an ally. 1w
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thereflectiveflaneur
The War on the West | Douglas Murray
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Murray makes some astute observations. He tackles contemporary and age old issues. His work is always engrossing and contentious! He reads the audio book so hon get a real sense of his voice.

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I didn‘t realize how little current research and data inform US drug/criminal justice policy. Stereotypes and limited media depictions still rule the land. #book110of2022

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kranthir But over doing it can do it, right? 3w
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Sophronisba
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Anyone else finding waiting for election returns _not conducive_ to a pleasant reading experience? I cannot wait for this to be over. At this point I just want to know the results.