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8little_paws

Joined September 2016

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This almost never happens, but I'm kind of savoring it for now before diving into anything. Lately it feels like even when I like a book I'm not excited and connected to it, so I'm going to contemplate my next pick before diving in

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That Kind of Mother | Rumaan Alam
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This book has been on my radar for a while, so I snapped it up as soon as I found it on hoopla. It's an exploration of race through a white woman's perspective as she navigates a dual race family. I admit a few sections the pacing felt off and there were times the main character was frustrating, but the section where she reflects on how in 1999 things are certainly getting better and we live in a prosperous and equal time, was spot on.

Insightsintobooks I saw that this book is on sale on kindle this month and I've been contemplating getting it. Thanks for the review. 4d
8little_paws @Insightsintobooks it's good. I prefer his first book, personally. Both his books are character studies.... not a lot happens in them. If that's your thing, consider reading him. 4d
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I'm bound and determined to finish this book this week, I'm almost halfway finished. Got a cuddle buddy who will not leave my side as I read this morning.

SamAnne Its a long epic read! Felt very conflicted about that book! 1w
rretzler 😻 1w
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That Kind of Mother | Rumaan Alam
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Another fabulous house seen on my #audiowalk today. Book is alright so far. A bit slow to start but it's picking up.

AlaMich The town where I live has a lot of old houses with gorgeous porches like that, and it seems like I never see anyone using them. If I had a porch like that I‘d be out there all the time! 1w
Mimi28 My therapist asked me if I won a million dollars where would I settle down at and I said- Oak Park. She said not California or somewhere warm? I said nope, mudslides, flooding tornadoes, lol. She just kind of nodded in agreement, lol. 1w
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This book combines ancient Egyptian history with modern Egyptian history with a big dash of memoir and language study. A pleasure to read thus far!

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Mehso-so

I wish this had been better organized. His story is certainly interesting, but the book feels really scattered. Some sections went on much too long and there are other sections I'd love to have heard more about. Listened on audio, here's a shot from a walk.

stacybmartin What a beautiful house! 😍 2w
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new tote so much! With my new job, I'm back to primarily commuting via public transportation, so this bag is just perfect for that! I started my May #botm as well and it was a great start to the day.

Caroline2 😍 3w
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Passed this lovely home while #audiowalking today and listening to the tagged book. It's for readharder. #litsywalkers

whatshesreadingnow I love the circular windows 💛 1mo
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Mrs. Caliban: A Novel | Rachel Ingalls
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This is genius. So sharp and wistful and clever and lonely all in just over 100 pages.

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Mrs. Caliban: A Novel | Rachel Ingalls
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This is all the more poignant as we know that her son died young and she immediately miscarried her pregnancy after his death. 😭

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Mrs. Caliban: A Novel | Rachel Ingalls
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Had a terrific time celebrating #indiebookstoreday at four great Chicago bookstores with @WhatDeeReads , @cdreincarnate and @atlasclouded plus another non litsy friend. Definitely going to binge read the top book on this pile, which I've tagged, tonight.

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Mehso-so

Reminds me so much of Asymmetry but not as interesting to read IMO. I couldn't connect with these kids at all, and the ending didn't pull it together. Interesting concept though.

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Spoiler alert! Pretty sure this is a may #botm choice. Any others out there?

nomadreader That plus Necessary People, The Flight Portfolio. The Bride Test, and How Not to Die Alone (I think!) 1mo
8little_paws @nomadreader good sleuthing!! 1mo
felinesandfiction I posted the graphics on my page at the beginning of April. 😊 1mo
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8little_paws @felinesandfiction I don't know how I missed these while searching for the tag! 1mo
Beachesnbooks Anyone seen any spoilers for add-ons? 1mo
8little_paws @Beachesnbooks @felinesandfiction posted the add ons for ya and nonfiction. I think that's all they're doing these days? 1mo
Beachesnbooks @8little_paws Thank you! I missed them somehow 😂 1mo
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Here's a picture of peanut. With the exception of a few books, this month has been a total slump. I've lost all interest in my hobbies as I deal with severe work and personal stress. Help! How do I get motivated to do something I enjoy again?

Chrissyreadit I listen to bookish podcasts when I‘m struggling (which is very often lately). They are entertaining and often inspiring. 1mo
8little_paws @Chrissyreadit that's a good idea! 1mo
Annl I have a ginger called peanut butter. 1mo
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kspenmoll Cutie!! 1mo
Dragon I listen to audiobooks from my library app. I focus on historical romances because there‘s always a happy ending. 😻🤗 1mo
Jsara5761 I usually try to find an easy win for whatever hobby I‘m struggling with. Like with reading I‘ll find a short, but good read and that‘ll usually help me through my slump. 😊 1mo
Darklunarose Beautiful peanut! I hope things ease up soon for you. Sometimes you just have to take a break from everything and breathe, but we all know that‘s easier said then done. 1mo
CuriousG I've been in a slump too for 6 months due to work stress/other issues, but I find one if the few things I can get through is a really good memoir or biography (Educated, The Trauma Cleaner, The Glass Castle). I mostly listen on audio while I drive to/from work each day - I find it helps me decompress from work stress. I still can't focus enough to sit and read at home for more than 5 minutes. Best of luck to you - hope the stress eases up soon 1mo
8little_paws @CuriousG yes the one book I really connected with was a biography! 1mo
Megabooks Cute kitty! I‘m sorry you‘ve been stressed. Biography works for me too. Also audiobooks while doing something with my hands, coloring, crocheting, cooking, etc. The three Cs! 1mo
cdreincarnate Have you read “Miss Buncle‘s Book”? I read it a few years ago and found it to be a great palate cleanser 1mo
8little_paws @cdreincarnate I haven't! I'll have to Google 1mo
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I'm really not doing well these past few days, horrible cold. Tried to read Black Leopard Red Wolf but that book is pretty complex and I'm just not up for that level of narrative challenge right now. Giving this a shot instead.

cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. I hope you feel better soon. 1mo
irre Feel better! 1mo
mcipher Get well soon! 1mo
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britt_brooke Hope you‘re better soon! 1mo
Soubhiville Hope you‘re feeling better soon! ❤️ 1mo
Dragon Feel better soon! 💐 1mo
Lindy 🌻 1mo
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I have a pretty bad cold this weekend, so staying in and trying to read as much as I can of this book. I might be too sick to focus on it though... it's pretty complex!

Tadams4 Pretty kitty! 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Hope you feel better soon! Looks like you have a sweet little nurse at least 1mo
Reviewsbylola Feel better! 1mo
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Annl I have a ginger kitty and a cold also. Grateful for books! 1mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
mjdowens I would be more worried if you were sick and understood it! This one is a weird slog fest. Still trying though 1mo
Tamra I get it. 😐 1mo
Jas16 I hope you feel better soon 1mo
Megabooks I hope you‘re feeling better! 1mo
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Outstanding. I didn't know who Marie was but her life sounded fascinating so I picked this up. The author balances her personal and professional life well, you end the book feeling you have a good sense of her as a person. What a life! I hated putting it down, I will have to pick up the collection of her writing that was published posthumously. I'll read just about anything regarding war reporting, and I'm so glad I learned about her.

Crazeedi Never heard of her, but has to tell of a courageous woman 1mo
Tanisha_A Sounds very interesting! Nice review! 1mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m reading this atm and whilst I knew about her I wasn‘t aware of just how amazing she was. 1mo
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I'm halfway through this, and it's FANTASTIC, get it on your radar folks!!!

Weaponxgirl I‘m reading this too and I completely agree! She is amazing! 1mo
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New Cat | Yangsook Choi
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I just adopted this sweet girl after an intense and stressful week. I hope she becomes friends with winnie. Winnie seems lonely when she's alone for too long. Her name is peanut!

Mimi28 Aaawwww she‘s sooo cute!! I‘m sure they‘ll get along fine 😻😻Keep us updated!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
BookNAround What a precious Peanut! 💕❤️💕 1mo
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TheLibrarian Aww how cute!!! 😻❤️😻 1mo
Soubhiville Yay! Congratulations! 1mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Welcome home Peanut! 1mo
Naj Too cute 😻😻 1mo
Trashcanman Cute cat 🙀 1mo
Tamra Happy Peanut Day! 💚 1mo
RvnclawWhovian So cute!! Hi Peanut! 1mo
kspenmoll Cutie! Congrats! 😻💕🙌🏻 1mo
readordierachel Awww 💕 1mo
JoScho Yay Peanut! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Merethebookgal Yay! Welcome home, Peanut! ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Hello, Peanut!! 😘😘 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
DrJAdMerricksson 😻😻😻 1mo
Kaye Pretty. 1mo
TheSpineView 💜🐾 1mo
Swe_Eva 💜💜💜 1mo
Megabooks 😻😻😻 1mo
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The End of Days | Jenny Erpenbeck
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Hey littens. Been going through a lot lately. Just wanted to say I love the mental escape of this platform. Going to try to read a bit more of this book. To be honest I'm not loving it, but will give it a bit more.

Chrissyreadit ❤️ 2mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2mo
Tanisha_A Hope things get better sooner than soon! 2mo
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rohit-sawant 💜💜 2mo
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️ 2mo
cdreincarnate 😘 1mo
Mimi28 Sorry to hear this 😞 I hope things get better extremely soon ❤️❤️ 1mo
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Lady Friday | Garth Nix
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1. I guess the 90s? But could I be an adult this time and not a teen? Would I survive adulthood without modern technology? 🤔
2. Hardcover. I don't know why really.
3. Well older now because i'm turning 37 today.
4. No, more like 600+.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

Amandajoy Happy Birthday! May you receive all the books! 📚🎉🎂 2mo
mdhughes72 Happy birthday 🎉!! 2mo
ScientistSam Happy birthday!!!🎉🎁🎂📚 2mo
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Naj Happy birthday!! 🎉🎂🎁 2mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎈🎂🥳 2mo
Crazeedi Happy birthday!!🎂🎉🎁 2mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🎶 2mo
Clwojick Happy birthday! 😻 2mo
AmandaEve Happy Birthday!! 🥳🤩🎉 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Happy Birthday!!! 🎉🍰 2mo
Dragon 🍭🧁🥂 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday! 🥂 2mo
CouronneDhiver I kinda like the prospect of living in peace... being able to fall off the radar for hours at a time 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
CouronneDhiver Also, Happy Birthday!!! 2mo
Megabooks Happy birthday!! 🎂🎉Have a great day! 2mo
readordierachel Happy Birthday! 🎉🎊🎈 2mo
pl.2886 Happy birthday!! 2mo
catebutler Happy Birthday! 🥳 2mo
Mimi28 Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎁🎊!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
8little_paws Thank you everyone! 2mo
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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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I want to read all 5 this month PLUS the nonfiction add ons, but i'm only choosing 1 as i'm a little behind on #botm and want to get all caught up this spring.

Booksnob I haven‘t decided yet what I‘m going to pick. 2mo
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Congressional ban on funding research on the health impact of firearms. Wow.

MicheleinPhilly Yep. It reminds me of when I was picking psych thesis topics in undergrad. I wanted to pick something that was happening on campus and my advisor told me that I couldn‘t because “if you present evidence indicating this problem is evident, you are ethically bound to take steps to address the problem through treatment and/or prevention.” 🎯🎯🎯 2mo
kspenmoll Yup. 2mo
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I'm trying so hard to focus on reading these days but i'm struggling. I've been interviewing a bunch for a new job, had an offer I declined last week, am getting an offer tomorrow, and then taking a final interview for yet another job Wednesday. And stressed about passing my job on to the next person. I can't focus!

Tamra Take care! You‘ll be able to resume reading soon, thankfully. 2mo
pl.2886 Best of luck! 2mo
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Winnie wants you to know i'm reading survival math and it's really complex and interesting!!! She's not grumpy, just drowsy!

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Panpan

Letting Lana speak for me. I appreciate the intent on this critical topic, but this book felt disorganized, and too much like a literary art project to really bring the reader in. Also perpetuates the "vanishing Indian" trope

charl08 Yes. I preferred the earlier book she wrotr: shorter, more focused. 3mo
chapter_fifty2017 Strange as its been so lauded sometimes books are so overhyped . 2mo
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This was everything I wanted from a Karamo memoir and then some. It's great to hear about his upbringing, his current family and how he got into queer eye, but it's exceptional to hear about his experience with abusive relationships, his thoughts on the intersection of colorism and gender, and his reconciliation with Christianity.

lynneamch Just saw him on The Daily Show. Wow. What an amazing life story. Can't wait to read it. 2mo
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If you think i'm going to drop everything else i'm reading to binge read this, you're absolutely right.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Omg I loved this book so much. It's not a thriller. It's a character driven study of sisters and mothers, of ideology, of being a black woman in a white man's space, of being a black non-african in Africa. The main character was strong, smart, passionate and clear.

Hooked_on_books Nice! I just picked this one up yesterday. 3mo
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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Such an odd book. Yeah it's about gigging for an ensemble that air-plays over pre recorded music, but it's also about how deeply americans wanted to bury their heads in the sand in the post-9/11 years. I do like her writing style and the mixing of first and second person, but thought this was edited strangely-- instances of describing a thing that was already described, as if it's the reader's first time coming across it....

8little_paws and not convinced the non-linear timeline completely worked. Still, i was pretty hooked, and it's a breezy read for one cozy reading session. 3mo
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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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Alright, bit the bullet. I'll add on What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker later this spring. #botm

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Help! I'm split between these 2 add on books. I don't want to add on 2, just one. I picked Lot as my main selection. #botm

lele1432 I picked Queenie and I'm torn between these exact same two lol!! I really don't need to add on two...😫 3mo
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This book is NOT getting enough attention. It's the memoir of a teenager inspired to action when her cousin is killed by family to preserve honor in Pakistan. It's also a love story, a father/daughter bonding, a story of arranged childhood marriage, a story of change and hope. Only complaint was it was too short at just under 200 pages. Despite that, read this and immerse yourself in another culture.

ElishaLovesBooks I agree! This book is so powerful! 3mo
Megabooks That‘s a stack for sure! Thanks! 3mo
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A chilly #litsywalkers session today, I forgot to wear my step counter🤦‍♀️ I started this new collection on audio, so far it's just alright.

Kaye 🌟 3mo
Crazeedi I love your view! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What a pleasant way to spend a snowy day, reading this memoir. I liked MO before this book and like her even more after. I hate to say it but I think their family is the last presidential family in my lifetime that won't be born with a silver spoon in their mouth, and because of that, this insight into political life is very valuable.

Ashley_Nicoletto This book made me adore her. 🖤 Such a great memoir. 3mo
mandi1082 I can't wait to pick this up 3mo
KChilds I can‘t wait to read this book! 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Our library has a "hot picks" shelf that's first come, first serve. No holds allowed. I was lucky to find Becoming there the other day after months of being on hold for the regular circulation edition. Have been enjoying binge reading it today!

cdreincarnate Still on hold at my library... 3mo
8little_paws @cdreincarnate you are oppl right? Keep checking that hot picks shelf on the 2nd floor! 3mo
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Welcome to Lagos | Chibundu Onuzo
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#litsywalkers finished this audiobook today on a snowy, slippery walk. Only walked from my gym to home-- thought about going further but too icy.
This book gives the reader a sense of modern Lagos. The corruption, hustle and ingenuity that coexist. At times I thought maybe the author is trying to do too much with too many characters, but I think that sense of chaos the reader gets is meant to evoke the chaos Lagos brings. A worthy read!

Tanisha_A Your house! 😍 3mo
BookBabe That house is gorgeous! 😍 I hear you on the icy. It‘s been that way here too. 3mo
8little_paws @Tanisha_A oh that is NOT my house 😂 I live in a large village multi unit apartment building. Just one of the very nice houses in my town. 3mo
RachelO I‘ve been curious about this book - sounds good! 3mo
Kaye 🌟 3mo
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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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What a beautiful story of a complicated family. I loved how the family's religion played a large role in the book, the author is so eloquent when she writes about religion, love, regrets. I do think this could have been a wee bit shorter and I wish the middle sister had been more involved in the story. Good luck not crying. It's a terrific book, great debut.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Winnie had her bloodwork checkup this morning and now we're settled in for a few hours of reading before my #litsywalkers session. I have a fantastic bunch out from the library currently, so I gotta get reading!

bookseller_cate Kitty! 😻📚😊 3mo
LauraBeth 😻😻 3mo
BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3mo
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Welcome to Lagos | Chibundu Onuzo
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After my elliptical workout at the y for #litsywalkers yesterday, we hit up the seafood dive bar in our town for $13 lobster. I'm really enjoying this book, it is meandering, but entertaining and really makes me feel like i'm in Lagos.
Probably no walk today, ny hip is a little sore. But I've had 4 days of good workouts in a row. Ready to go hard saturday and sunday.

Kaye Good job 🌷 3mo
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Welcome to Lagos | Chibundu Onuzo

Welp it's a snowy icy storm again here in chicago, but I did get in over 12k steps today between the gym and a walk to book club before the wind picked up! I didn't get any pictures though. #litsywalkers

imabusybee Great job! 3mo
RachelO 👏👏👏 3mo
Kaye Good job. Sure wish this weather would settle down. We‘ll soon be into March. Time to shape up. 3mo
8little_paws @Kaye even on my non walking/ running days, i'm going to crossfit or doing a weights based workout instead 🤘 3mo
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Fantastically well researched history of killings in Osage country to obtain oil rights. I was drawn in from the first few pages and can't wait to discuss in book club tomorrow. I don't know why this #botm choice from nearly 2 years ago was overlooked this long, but i'm glad I finally got to it and highly recommend it.

JaclynW This was a great book! I learned so much. The way it's written is done well too, it wasn't boring or dry nonfiction. 3mo
Suzze Our book group read this and enjoyed it too. 3mo
kspenmoll This was such a wonderful, thought provoking book! 3mo
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Finishing this fantastic selection for library book club tomorrow night!

LitLogophile Loved it! 3mo
BookishMarginalia Eye-opening 3mo
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Excellent, excellent collection of oral histories from Syria. I recommend it on audio-- it's on hoopla! It gave me a lot of insight and understanding as to the war there. I finished it on my #litsywalkers walk today, which was indoors at the gym and therefore no pictures! Might go outside tomorrow weather permitting.

DarcysMom 👍👍😁 3mo
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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So there's some real beauty here, but it's overshadowed by a significant amount of graphic, blatant child sexual abuse. Male lead wasn't developed enough imo and that perhaps the author was trying to do too much with the characters here. I feel had she treated the abuse with a more obscured hand, she'd have more power with her scenes of empowerment. But because it's so graphic I can't recommend without the world's biggest trigger warning.

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This is Spud. He's got a cold from life on the streets, so he's hanging out with me for a few weeks.

AmyG 💕 4mo
TheBookKeepers That is the best name ever. I already love him 🥰 4mo
xicanti Hi, Spud! 4mo
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valeriegeary Oh Spud. Aren't you something. 👋👋👋 4mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
BookishMarginalia Hope he‘s doing better! 3mo
8little_paws @BookishMarginalia getting there! Still a bit sneezy but much improved. 3mo
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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My sweet Ruby will be put to rest after nearly 15 years of companionship tomorrow. I'll miss her like crazy, but I know this is right. She has a rare type of cancer causing fluid in her lungs, and the odds of chemo working are very low. Since she's currently living in an oxygen chamber, it's time to end her suffering and let her join her brother. See comments

Puredragonstar Awe I‘m so sorry. It‘s always hard to loose a fur baby. My thoughts go out to you and yours. 4mo
8little_paws Winnie, my other cat, has been a terrific support and I anticipate fostering or adopting another cat in the near future. I've learned it really helps me to have another cat by my side during these times. 4mo
cobwebmoth I'm sorry. Big hugs to you. 4mo
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Owlizabeth I‘m so sorry, sending peaceful thoughts 4mo
JacqMac I‘m sorry. Hugs to you. 💕 4mo
Hollie I‘m so sorry. I‘ll be thinking of you tomorrow. 4mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so sorry. Hugs! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
Dragon So very sorry, she‘s a lovely cat. ❤️ 4mo
CindyRene My heart hurts for you. I am so sorry 4mo
Avanders 😢💔so sorry. 4mo
Nebklvr So sorry. May she rest in peace knowing she provided much love and comfort. 4mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so sorry. Rest well, sweet Ruby. 😭 4mo
Tamra 💜 It‘s not easy to say goodbye. 4mo
xicanti *hugs* 4mo
TheBookStacker I‘m so sorry. Rest easy Ruby. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 4mo
Weaponxgirl So sorry 💔 4mo
Emilymdxn Sending a lot of love, I‘m so sorry 💖 4mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 4mo
CarolynM I'm sorry {hugs} 4mo
RachelO 💜 So sorry. 4mo
batsy I'm sorry 😔 4mo
Lindy My condolences. 💔 4mo
Librarybelle So very sorry 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly So sorry. 😿 4mo
Linda906 So sorry💔. Hugs to you. 4mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss 4mo
balletbookworm I am so sorry Karin 💔 4mo
kylienoele Sending love your way 💖 4mo
Carolyn11215 I am so sorry. Sending hugs. 4mo
rohit-sawant I'm so sorry. 4mo
MaureenMc 😿💗💗 4mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️ 😿 📚📖 4mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry ❤️ 4mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. ❤️ 4mo
cariashley So sorry to hear this. Sending love ❤️ 3mo
BookishMarginalia A big hug 💜 3mo
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Caring for your sick cat | Carol Himsel Daly
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This isn't Ruby, my sick cat. This is Winnie. She's sick too, but she's been treated with diet and medicine and is currently stable. She's been a good little friend helping to cheer me up.
We believe at this point Ruby has chylothorax which is lymphatic fluid in lungs. It's been drained some and she's still at hospital awaiting ultrasound to see if there is underlying cause. I've been told she's breathing better now and resting comfortably

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I hope both of them get to feeling better soon 😽😽❤️❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana It‘s so hard when they are sick. Sending healing wishes for both of them. 4mo
Birdsong28 Hope they both get better soon 😻😻😻😻😻📚📖 4mo
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8little_paws @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @DivineDiana @Birdsong28 winnie has a chronic digestive issue that will never go away. But she's doing great on her treatment plan right now! However she'll be on treatment the rest of her life. 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin So sorry to hear about your sick kitties. Hope that they‘re both better soon. Winnie is adorable, btw!😻 4mo
bookwrm526 Aww, I hope they feel better soon!! It‘s so hard when they are sick, especially with a chronic illness 4mo
kathedron Poor little dears! Hope they are soon feeling better. 😺 4mo
LeahBergen Poor little darlings. 🙁 4mo
JacqMac I hope she gets to come home. 4mo
TheBee Thinking of you all! 🙏🏻🐈 4mo
mcipher Poor kitties I hope they feel better soon!! ❤️ 4mo
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Caring for your sick cat | Carol Himsel Daly
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My ruby is very sick. She's at the overnight hospital and having a procedure done to drain fluid from her lungs. Hopefully she does well with the procedure and we can get her home for some palliative care. She is 15 so a long term recovery is not looking realistic, but it would mean a lot to get a little more time with her provided she isn't suffering.

Librarybelle Sending positive thoughts your way! 4mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m so sorry to hear this. 4mo
JacqMac Hugs. I hope it goes well for you both. 4mo
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LauraBrook Oh no! This is making me cry. I hope she feels better soon, as good as possible, so you can have wonderful weeks with her still. (My kitty is 15 too.) Much love being sent to both of you! ❤️ 4mo
Karisa 😿 So sorry. Cats are such great pets. 4mo
LauraBeth Sorry to hear that about sweet Ruby 💕 4mo
Carolyn11215 I‘m so sorry to hear this. Hope you get significant quality time with your sweet kitty. 4mo
AmyG I am so very sorry. I went through an illness with my cat. I know how hard this is. Hugs. 4mo
Kaye ♥️ sorry your kitty is so sick. 4mo
Jas16 I am so sorry. Sending ❤️ 4mo
DGRachel That‘s tough. 😔 {{hugs}} 4mo
CouronneDhiver 😢😢😢 4mo
xicanti This is such a hard thing. I hope the vet can help you and Ruby get some more time together. 4mo
tournevis 😿😿😿 4mo
JoScho Sending so much love. Having a sick pet is so emotionally draining. 4mo
irre 💕💕 4mo
8little_paws Ok. They suspect that she has a chylous efflusion. They drained some of it, tomorrow is ultrasound. It sounds that she's resting peacefully for now. At the least, sounds like we'll have some more time with her but def not out of the woods yet 4mo
tournevis @8little_paws Every minute counts. *huggles* 4mo
LeahBergen Awww. Sending ❤️❤️❤️. 4mo
Tamra I understand. 💜 4mo
AnneFindsJoy 😻🤞💜 4mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 4mo
rohit-sawant 💜💜 4mo
batsy Sending ❤️ 4mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs and 💗. 4mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Gritty meets Circe 🤣🤣🤣

Lynnsoprano Fantastic! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly HAHAHAHAHA! As a proud Philadelphian, I wholeheartedly approve. 😂 4mo
8little_paws @MicheleinPhilly the publisher did an IG story earlier this week where they put gritty eyes on books and this was hands down the winner imo 4mo
CarolynM OMG that is horrible!!! 4mo
readordierachel Bahaha!!! 4mo
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