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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates

While I don‘t think I got all of it, or even most of it, this was a book worth reading. Coates drops a lot of names - writers, poets, musicians - and even looking into a smattering of them blew up my TBR. I found the thread hard to follow at times, as his reflections meandered. Not the best book I‘ve read, but a good one. #52Books23 #typographiccover #butIforgotapicture

TheBookHippie I was thinking of you today. I had to explain the Tylenol thing and I thought yup here we are yet again.😵‍💫 1mo
ravenlee @TheBookHippie it‘s the worst! When I was pregnant I felt like if I had to explain it to one more idiot I was going to kill somebody. 😡 1mo
TheBookHippie @ravenlee it‘s maddening … 1mo
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This is my first book by this author. It was a good coming of age story with a quirky cast of characters. I think I‘ll read more from Wilson.
#52BookClub2023 #typographiccover
#BookSpinBingo #FabulousFebruary #Pantone2023

Clwojick Great job! 💚💚 2mo
Cinfhen Great color match 😁and you definitely should read this one by Wilson… it‘s my favorite - audio was FANTASTIC 2mo
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LiteraryinLawrence I‘ve read all of his books and he‘s great! I loved Nothing to See Here and 2mo
britt_brooke I haven‘t read this yet, but I loved Nothing to See Here and The Family Fang! 2mo
LaraReads Great job with the prompts! 💚 2mo
Read4life Thank you! I‘ve added Nothing to See Here, Perfect Little World & The Family Fang to my TBR @Cinfhen @LiteraryinLawrence @britt_brooke 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Librarybelle Nice! I‘ve only read Nothing to See Here by Wilson…definitely quirky! 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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Really enjoyed this, although it‘s nothing like as quirky / weird as Nothing to See Here. I loved Frankie and found a lot to empathise with, growing up feeling like you don‘t fit in anywhere. I also liked the portrayal of how their seemingly innocent art project could grow into a national obsession; it felt really true to life.

Thanks so much for sending it to me Barbara! 😘

#booked2023 #setinaneighbourhood
#52books2023 #typographiccover

Cinfhen Ohhh, good use of neighborhood prompt ! I didn‘t think of that 🙊 2mo
Librarybelle I was wondering if this was as wacky as Nothing To See Here…thanks for mentioning your thoughts in your review! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👏🏻 2mo
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Suet624 I am surprised that I‘m still waiting for this book from the library. Didn‘t know do many folks liked this author. 😀 2mo
LaraReads Great review! And love your shelves! 📚 2mo
Megabooks Yes! Yes! Yes! Great review! 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one. I thought it was a sweet look at coming of age for a quirky kid. 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re so welcome and I love the photo! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I thought I enjoyed sleep. Why do I read this stuff?! Curiosity? Is my brain broken? After reading his daughter‘s memoir, it felt natural to read about Dennis Rader‘s ultimate takedown. That, of course, includes the painful details of his crimes. I laughed as this book highlighted how truly stupid he was right before being caught. Technological advances will get your ass! May he rot in prison until unusually old. Death would be a respite.

Bklover I love reading this stuff I think I could read true crime all day long. I think my brain‘s broken too! 2mo
britt_brooke @Bklover It‘s bizarrely fascinating! 2mo
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The Loser | Thomas Bernhard
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After piano virtuoso Glenn Gould dies, the unscrupulous narrator (alter ego of the author) and their friend Wertheimer are free to blame him for the fact they haven‘t become piano geniuses themselves.
After Wertheimers suicide, Bernhard as usual doesn‘t hold back. Again he pours out tons of criticism about Austrian society, and he mocks and taunts both of his friends with demonic pleasure. It is a pleasure to follow his linguistic brain.

Cinfhen This one doesn‘t really appeal to me but I‘m glad you enjoyed it xx 2mo
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squirrelbrain Doesn‘t sound like my thing either but good job on the prompts! 2mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain It‘s a typical #1001books author and I really enjoy getting back to him once in a while after I‘ve read many contemporary books. 2mo
Megabooks Sounds cool! 👍🏻 2mo
Librarybelle Hooray! 2mo
Cortg Nice job with the prompts! I love reading older books that I missed along the way. This one sounds good! 2mo
batsy This sounds so good! I really must read Bernhard. 2mo
BarbaraBB @batsy He is totally up your alley! 2mo
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Thanks for sending me this book @BarbaraBB I really enjoyed it ♥️Kevin Wilson has such a unique mind and creative voice. A coming of age story that touches upon art, friendship,impressions and lasting memories. I wish this book would have been included on the #ToB23 shortlist😁‼️‼️‼️‼️

britt_brooke Getting to this one soon! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great review Cindy! I‘m ‘getting to this one soon‘ too @britt_brooke - hopefully sooner rather than later as it‘s my January bookspin. 2mo
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britt_brooke @squirrelbrain Looking forward to seeing your review! My hold should come up in 2-3 weeks. 🤞🏼 2mo
Megabooks Same re: ToB shortlist! It‘s a goal to see him next time he‘s at Parnassus because he‘s local to Nashville. Perhaps we can meet up @britt_brooke . One of these days we‘ll swing it! 2mo
Librarybelle Nice choice for the prompt! 2mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Needing a comfort read today. It‘s dreary outside and I‘m feeling pretty dreary & down too. My daughter bought me this collector‘s edition for Christmas so it‘s just the thing I need. Plus, it‘ll work for #52bookclub23 #typographiccover so win, win.

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”

peanutnine My favorite comfort read as well 🥰 3mo
LaraReads @peanutnine yes!! ❤️💙💕 3mo
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