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So I wouldn‘t really classify this as a “weird” word, but it‘s a unique and very special Ojibwe word that I‘ve come across a lot since being introduced to Indigenous authors and fiction (thanks to Litsy for that ♥️). It means “thank you,” and is pronounced “MEEG-WETCH.” #weirdwords

IndoorDame Love this! 1w
Megabooks Very cool! 1w
wanderinglynn I follow James Vukelich on IG who shared Ojibwe word of the day as well as ancient wisdom through an indigenous lens. I love learning Ojibwe. 1w
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CBee @wanderinglynn I think I came across him when I was researching how to say this! The language is just beautiful. 1w
vivastory This is fantastic! Reminds me of a Dickens character. Do you have a favorite indigenous author that you've read recently? 1w
AmyG Is it TBR Tarot reveal day????? 1w
CBee @AmyG yes! I‘ll be doing that shortly 😊 1w
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 1w
CBee @vivastory yes! I just finished The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, and the Firekeeper‘s Daughter by Angeline Boulley is also amazing. I also like Cherie Dimaline. I haven‘t read very many Indigenous authors but am working to fix that ♥️ 1w
CBee @vivastory also! The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson is excellent. 1w
vivastory Adding The Seed Keeper to my TBR. The Sentence was one of my '22 favorites. I would rec. Tommy Orange's There There. I haven't read it yet, but I've heard great things about the following (edited) 1w
CBee @vivastory I have There There, I‘ll have to bump it up the list. I‘m not much of a horror person or else I‘d try Stephen Graham Jones - I thought My Heart is a Chainsaw looked good but I‘m a scaredy cat! 😂 Night of the Living Rez looks amazing! (edited) 1w
Lizpixie I love words & languages. So many different languages have such beautiful, and apt, words for things that English is lacking in. Especially words for feelings for some reason🤷🏻‍♀️ #stacked (edited) 1w
CBee @Lizpixie that‘s very true! ♥️♥️ 1w
vivastory If you want to try SG Jones but want something not very scary, I recommend his novella Night of the Living Mannequins. It's campy fun! 1w
CBee @vivastory cool, I‘ll check it out 👏🏻👏🏻 1w
dabbe Weird AND cool! 😎 1w
fredamans Not a weird word to me... it's my language. 😐
It's like saying merci is a weird word. It's just thank you.
CBee @fredamans oh no, I didn‘t mean to offend. I actually said I didn‘t think it was a weird word, just a unique and special word. I really am sorry - I meant no disrespect 😔 6d
fredamans @CBee it's all good 6d
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All Hallows: A Novel | Christopher Golden
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If you‘re looking for a nostalgic Halloween, Goldin‘s latest standalone is set in 1984 Coventry, MA. Multiple perspectives across the neighborhood bring this community and spooky night to life. Pre-teens, teenagers & adults are all impacted by the last year the Barbarosa‘s host their annual Haunted Woods- & a few children seem to have goals of their own. Fast-paced & fun, this turned a winter afternoon back into fall for me with a high body count!

dabbe That looks like the PERFECT Halloween read! #stacked 3w
TorieStorieS @dabbe I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It really is 🤌 for Halloween!! 3w
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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It seems that everyone is reading this book. And I can see why. Set in a bookstore. A ghost. The pandemic. First Nations protagonist. This is my first Erdrich and it won‘t be my last. ❤️🙏

Teresereading I have it on loan from library 3w
Rissreads I better bump it up my list. I did start listening to this on audible but I hated the narrator 3w
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Jeg Just got it from the library. 3w
MrsMalaprop @Jeg I‘ll be interested to see your review. 3w
Jeg I‘m about to start it now having just finished a book I had actually read a year ago!!! Thinking seriously of getting just 20 or so books and reading them in a cycle. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 3w
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I don‘t generally read memoirs, but I enjoyed this. I didn‘t know much about Tom other than his friendship with Emma Watson, so all of his story was new to me. The way he was able to have something of a normal adolescence despite being Draco was impressive, and I was also impressed with his path to sobriety. #52Books #siblings because his brothers play a big part in Tom‘s story. Only complaint 👇🏻

britt_brooke Thank you for reminding me of this book! #stacked 3w
ravenlee and this is part of why I don‘t generally read memoirs - I have trouble with casual substance abuse. Obviously Tom ended up in rehab and sorting things out, and I know marijuana use is pretty common, but I‘ve never been comfortable with the really casual attitude about it. I‘ve never used, most of my family (maybe all) haven‘t used, the majority of college friends didn‘t use or drink much, so the assumption that “everyone does it” bothers me. 👇🏻 3w
ravenlee I absolutely think marijuana should be legalized and regulated and definitely researched better, but I also think it‘s still a drug and therefore has drawbacks and concerns that we don‘t understand well enough. 3w
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Librarybelle Nice! 3w
BarbaraBB Thoughtful review. I don‘t know the author but feel like I do a bit now. 3w
squirrelbrain Great review! 3w
Hooked_on_books I feel as you do about the casual attitude many people have toward alcohol. It is a drug. A legal one, but a drug. And too many people treat alcoholism as a joke and heavy drinking as fun. I find that very disturbing. (My dad was an alcoholic. There‘s nothing funny about it.) 3w
ravenlee @Hooked_on_books yes, exactly! I didn‘t drink until I was 21, even casually, and never developed a liking for it. Even now I have maybe 3-4 drinks a year. I HATE the “I have a drinking problem isn‘t it cute” culture, with the moms day drinking wine shirts and everything. I feel so completely disconnected from the mainstream on this issue. I just don‘t understand how substance abuse of any kind could ever be funny. 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘m right there with you, so you‘re not alone! 3w
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I love Fitzgerald‘s The Great Gatsby. With that said, I really enjoyed this modern retelling in graphic novel form. The images and watercolors are stunning and seeing the story unfold was a nice treat! #pop22 ~ A Modern Retelling of a Classic #Booked2023 ~ Proper Name in Title

Cinfhen Ohhhhh, this sounds incredible!!! #stacked 1mo
BarbaraBB Good choice! To me this seems a hard prompt! 1mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB Oooh, I'm looking forward to see what book you choose for the prompt! 4w
Cortg @Cinfhen If you get around to reading it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 4w
Larkken I bet watercolors would be fantastic with this story! Love it 4w
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Ana Montes is the most damaging spy you‘ve never heard of. She spied in the US for #Cuba, while working in the Departments of Defense and setting US foreign policy for all of Latin America. This is the story of her radicalization, the secrets she may have passed, and why it took nearly 20 years to catch her. The author conducted in-depth interviews with her family, friends, and co-workers. CW ⬇️

#Nicaragua #ElSalvador #ReadingTheAmericas23

Megabooks CW: Her dad was very abusive to her, her siblings, and step-siblings. That is discussed. 1mo
Librarybelle Stacking! 1mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, #Stacked 🙌🏻‼️ 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes! This is right up your alley! 1mo
Megabooks @Librarybelle enjoy! 😁 1mo
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This is a new-to-me author and I was not disappointed! A murder mystery that I don‘t think I can succinctly sum up, as there are a lot of characters and the timeline is non-linear, but it‘s very well done. And I guess it‘s a bit of a slow burn but then there are so many twists!

#pop23 - book with a map
#booked2023 - book described with the words stretch, twist, or balance
#bookspinbingo - free space

MallenNC I am listening to this. Almost finished! She has several standalone novels that you might like. I enjoy her writing. My favorite is 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC Thanks! I‘m gonna use that for #pop23 for a friend recommendation, which I was going to ask you for! 1mo
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Cinfhen I TOTALLY agree with @MallenNC I Let You Go was EXCELLENT!!!!! 1mo
Cinfhen This one sounds fun!! Maybe I‘ll do an add on next month from #BOTM 1mo
Clwojick Way to go on challenge stacking! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC @Cinfhen I‘m sold! Did either of you listen to the audio? Am considering that instead of print. 1mo
Cinfhen I actually read it. It was from my first year of #BOTM 2016!!!!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I read it in print but I think it would be good on audio 1mo
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The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow | Zoe Sugg, Amy McCulloch
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Characters weren't extremely unique but we got to know things about their pasts and it was easy to relate to them. Secondary characters could have been more fleshed out.

I loved the setting: private schools always have their own vibe and love it. This was really interesting from the beginning and all the time I wanted to know more.

After finishing the book I noticed how little actually happened but still managed to be really pleasurable to read.

PageShifter #NaturaLitsyBingo2023 (birds) @AllDeBooks #2023ReadySetRead (a book I wanted to read in 2022 & one in the title) #FourFoursIn23 (trying flying) @Lauredhel #ISpyBingo (house) @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick #JumpStart2023 @LizPixie #SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView #TBRtarot (January: starts with number : original title “One For Sorrow“) @CBee 1mo
Lauredhel Yay!! Smashing those challenges 1mo
AllDebooks Ooohhh 😍 #Stacked You're doing great & we're still in first week of the year!!! 👏 1mo
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Clwojick Great job! Way to go! 💖💖 1mo
Lauredhel I'm getting a realllly heavy Raven Boys vibe from this cover 1mo
TheSpineView Awesome!👍📖📘 1mo
CBee @PageShifter awesome!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Andrew65 Doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 1mo
Lizpixie The 2nd books not much better unfortunately🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Clothes-Pegs | Noel Streatfeild, Susan Scarlett
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I wasn‘t expecting to read this straight through but that‘s exactly what I did. What a delight! So many lovely characters & some true villains & in the end they all got what they deserved - so satisfying. I loved the family dynamics, the behind the scenes at the fashion house & the clothes, of course. I was fascinated by the undergarments - what do you think a “backless brassiere” is?

JamieArc I‘m quite in love with this cover 😍 1mo
Jess_Read_This Lovely review! I had a similar reading experience in being surprised at reading it all the way through! I wondered at the brassiere too. I really enjoyed the love Annabel‘s family shared for each other, especially during the trying times they had. 1mo
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LeahBergen Right through? I‘m excited now and that‘s probably what I‘ll do, too! 😆 1mo
Deblovestoread Sounds lovely! 1mo
Aimeesue I am, um, accidentally shoehorning in, and am currently reading this, and @CarolynM is 100% correct - it is an absolute delight and I have tossed everything else aside to finish it. Fabulous! (edited) 1mo
quietjenn Great thoughts! Based on the comments by you and @Jess_Read_This, I must make sure I have an unbroken chunk of time before me when I read this (and definitely don‘t start it right before bed)! (edited) 1mo
LaraReads Well doesn‘t this look like fun! 😄 1mo
Librarybelle This looks delightful! 1mo
batsy I've just started, and I agree—I want to read it straight through! Lovely review 💜 1mo
Ruthiella I started it yesterday and understand the impulse! Like @quietjenn said, I need to tackle it when I have some free time ahead of me. Unfortunately, this won‘t be till Friday. 😭 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I am looking forward to this, after two reviews finding it so delightful! 😍 But straight through? I can never do that, find the time..so many life distractions unfortunately 1mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!! So many good options for #52books and it sounds like a wonderful read 🥰 #stacked 1mo
Cinfhen And the cover…. 😍😍😍 1mo
squirrelbrain Sounds wonderful! ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful review! 1mo
jlhammar I haven‘t gotten beyond the intro yet, but can‘t wait. Sounds like this is one I‘ll want to dedicate an afternoon to this weekend. Lovely review! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review , I‘m loving it too , about halfway… it‘s a tonic of a book ♥️ 1mo
catebutler Love your review! I‘m looking forward to starting this weekend. 1mo
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