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Reviewsbylola
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Pickpick

This book has a great curation of women and held the interest of my kids—so much so that G chose it as her bedtime book every night from the night she got it as a gift until tonight when we finished it. It was a good mix of familiar faces and women that were new to me. And X was my favorite. ♥️

Megabooks 💕💕 2w
BennettBookworm The best! 2w
L_auren My stepdaughter got this a few years ago and it‘s amazing! Lots of good anthologies like this out there now 2w
Reviewsbylola We loved the Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls series and this reminded me of that. @L_auren 2w
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Reviewsbylola
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The kids got this as a Christmas gift and I love it as much as they do. Florence was thrilled that F is for FloJo!

MicheleinPhilly That is so adorable! When I was her age I HATED my name because I never met anyone that shared it and I wasn‘t aware of any celebrities named Michele/Michelle. 3w
Megabooks Awesome! I remember FloJo! 3w
Reviewsbylola We started calling her FloBo when I was pregnant so I guess you could say FloJo is her namesake. 🤣🤣 She was really into FloJo‘s story—at one point it said FloJo could run super fast and Florence shouted “just like me! I run fast too!” 🤦🏼‍♀️🤣🤣 @MicheleinPhilly 3w
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Reviewsbylola Her outfits were something else! 💁🏼‍♀️ @Megabooks 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola they were and I absolutely love the above story! 💕💕 3w
britt_brooke 😍 3w
emilyhaldi Is this Jaimie‘s gift?! Fun!! 3w
Reviewsbylola Yes! @emilyhaldi So sweet. 🥰 3w
MicheleinPhilly 😭😭😭 3w
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overtheedge
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Absorbing, the artists she has chosen, have lived irreverent and unusual lives. I really thought this was well done, with a great selection of women artists and hope this is the first of many more by Bridget Quinn. After reading this, there are many women artists I will be looking for more information on.

Short, absorbing and essential.

arubabookwoman Have that on my Kindle to read, hopefully soon. 4w
arubabookwoman Also interested in the memoir Old in Art School—have you read that one? 4w
overtheedge @arubabookwoman Its a very short novel, under 200 pgs. with a huge bibliography, which was great because so many of these women seem to have lead extraordinary lives, I am interested in reading more. I have not read Old in Art School, but will look for it. 4w
StayCurious +16! Great review! 2w
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TrishB
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#weeklyforecast
Started The Burning Soul this morning, probably last me today and maybe tomorrow. I‘ve just picked another book to keep me ticking over until Wednesday and hopefully Father Christmas will leave me some books 📚📚 then obviously the shiny new ones will appeal first!

Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to shiny new books too!!! 1mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️Christmas books 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Completely unrelated to reading but have been thinking of you all weekend as we watched Little Boy Blue Friday night and last night. Sobbed my eyes out. 😭 1mo
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Kalalalatja I‘m hoping for some hard book-shaped presents, too 🤞 in Denmark we celebrate Tuesday evening, so not long to wait 😁 1mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly 💔😢 Rhys. I couldn‘t watch it. Living through it in the city was hard enough. I literally cried every time I saw his mum on the telly. So awful. (edited) 1mo
MicheleinPhilly It was so horrible and so senseless. 😔 1mo
LeahBergen I bet Father Christmas KNOWS he better bring you lots of books. 😉 1mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly it definitely was 😢 1mo
TrishB @LeahBergen I certainly hope so 😁😁 1mo
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EadieB
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Eggs Excellent choice 👏🏻📖👏🏻 1mo
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Eggs
Warrior Queens | Antonia Fraser
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In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others.

#warriorwoman

#deardecember

Crazeedi I'm not sure if I ever read this? I've read her books in the past now I'm going to have to check, it looks amazing 1mo
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e.queue
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Back to nonfiction bedtime reading! This guy is happy for it. This is the first of many 19th Amendment books in my queue. I should probably mix it up a bit but I like voting so here we go. 🚀 🚀 🚀

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Melismatic
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So close to finished! Snacking on chocolate and wrapping my gifts for my #jolabokaflodswap / new friend.

So many incredible women to research further like Constance Baker Motely, Barbara Mikulski, Geraldine Ferraro, Ann Richards, Bella Abzug, Mary Beard, Claudette Colvin, & Mary Edwards Walker. 💪🏻

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Melismatic
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Less than 15% in and have already learned so much I didn‘t know (but wish I had!) like:

*Harriet Tubman‘s first “save” was in Troy, NY, not far from where I grew up.

*Helen Keller cofounded the ACLU.

*The first woman to be elected to both chambers of Congress was also the first woman to run for President (and the first/initially only Senator to counter McCarthy) - Margaret Smith. She was a Republican.

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Melismatic
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This one just came off hold so I‘m jumping in while doing some errands today. Photo is of me & the Gutsy-est woman I know, my mom. ♥️