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BekaReid

BekaReid

Joined April 2017

she/her "We tell ourselves stories in order to live." -Joan Didion
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Milk Teeth by Jessica Andrews
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The Rachel Incident: A novel by Caroline O'Donoghue
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"A tough life needs a tough language – and that is what poetry is. That is what literature offers – a language powerful enough to say how it is. It isn‘t a hiding place. It is a finding place."

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Milk Teeth | Jessica Andrews
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I'm drinking in Jessica Andrews' lyrical prose. I adore her writing with such a raw and authentic voice.

BookNAround Is that a Plufl? 22h
BekaReid @BookNAround It's a bean bag and a super comfy one at that, but a plufl sounds cozy 20h
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The Whispering Dark | Kelly Andrew
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Dark and lovely with an agonizingly good slow burn romance, this was a deliciously haunting and atmospheric book. And nice to see disability representation in a protagonist.

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Charming book of stories and adventures told from kitty Freddy's perspective with help from his mum. It's a sweet book perfect for cat lovers and those who enjoy heartwarming stories.

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Ling Ma's writing is incredible, and her observations on contemporary workplaces, pop culture, and social psyche are sharp and often framed in an unsettling manner leaving the reader perhaps a bit uneasy. The stories in Bliss Montage pick apart illusions, considering why we maintain them and what happens when they are shattered.

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Milk Teeth | Jessica Andrews
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My top 3 reads from January:
-Public Library and Other Stories by Ali Smith
-Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors
-Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley

February hopefuls pictured, and I'm really looking forward to the tagged book since I absolutely loved Jessica Andrews' Saltwater.

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Slim but powerful volume of erasure poetry. The poems are solid on their own, but the side-by-side format of the poems with the original comments amplifies their voice.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Happy P&P day! Pride and Prejudice was first published on the 28th of January 1813, and Jane Austen House shared a couple of fun playlists to celebrate - one for 1813 and one for 2023.
https://janeaustens.house/pride-and-prejudice-playlists/

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What will you do for love? How long is long enough? Even Though I Knew the End is a gritty but hopeful novella. Set in an alternate late 30s/early 1940s Chicago it's fast-paced and immersive, sapphic fantasy noir at it's best, and I'd love to spend more time in this world CL Polk created.

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Aaron's Books | Lititz, PA (Bookstore)
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Congrats @BennettBookworm for such an exciting milestone. My favorite bookstore is @AaronsBooksLititz in my hometown. They're amazing and give so much to our community! #20kgiveaway

LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 2w
BennettBookworm Thanks for sharing! Yayyy Aaron‘s is so near and dear to my heart from growing up in Lancaster! 2w
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This is a story of 3 generations of women as they face various challenges - death, career plateaus, dating, anxiety, etc. They learn to find their footing in a world dominated by men and how to stand up against the expectations to fill a certain role as women, more specifically as Indian/Indian-American women. I enjoyed their journey and how they supported each other. Bindu was definitely my favorite!

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The Whispering Dark | Kelly Andrew
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Next up. I'm really looking forward to this book I received in a book swap recently.

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This book was interesting and well-researched, and I enjoyed reading about Agatha Christie's life and legacy. She was a fascinating woman, wildly successful, and someone who redefined the rules for her social class and gender. AC lived through so many great changes but while they shaped her, they didn‘t make her; and it was reflected in her life and in her work. Also, some of her "method" per the paragraph in the picture, was rather fun.

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Enjoyed this memoir of Sarah Moss' year in Iceland and learning more about the country and its culture.

julieclair I need to read this! We are going to Iceland this summer. 😀 3w
BekaReid @julieclair how fun! I'm sure that'll be an amazing trip ☺️ 3w
SamAnne I'm headed to Iceland this summer as well! And I am a huge Sarah Moss fan. This is on my definite TBR list. Thank you for bringing this book to my radar! 3w
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Just about halfway through this biography and am really enjoying it. I really liked Lucy Worsley's handling of the disappearance portion. Well done. 👏

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Edgar and I finished book 2 of the Finlay Donovan series this evening. It was a riot! Looking forward to the next installment of the series.

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 4w
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Friday evening plans

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Celebrating Seren. We brought her home 3 years ago today. She's ruled the house ever since, but I wouldn't have it any other way. This picture is from her early days with us. #serencat #gotchaday

IndoorDame 😻😻😻 4w
RaeLovesToRead Awww Seren! I want to pet that fluffy tummy 🥰🥰 4w
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 4w
Soubhiville 🥰🐱 precious. 4w
Chelsea.Poole Adorable ☺️ 4w
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Excellent short story anthology about more than libraries. Ali Smith writes about literature, memory, and connection. My favorite stories were "Last" and "The art of elsewhere". (Pictured is my local library ♥️)

DocBrown Where is this? 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole Beautiful library! 1mo
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When you already have 5 books checked out from the library and are in the middle of two others, and another the one you've really been waiting for comes in...welp, guess I know what I'm reading this evening.

Megabooks This was really fascinating! 1mo
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Exploring Iceland with Sarah Moss

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More Than You'll Ever Know | Katie Gutierrez
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And this is how we're reading tonight 😂

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RaeLovesToRead Awww! A cute lil paw ☺☺ 1mo
Aimeesue Hoo boy, cats 😂 1mo
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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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I found this an interesting history of various colors, shades, dyes, and hues. It makes a great reference or coffee table book.

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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I've got two reading buddies this morning as I work on my first book of 2023.

kspenmoll Sweet! 1mo
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2022 was a solid reading year for me. Lots of great books, new authors, and my first full year using Storygraph, which makes my analytical heart happy. All the charts and graphs! 📚📈♥️📊

DogMomIrene 🌈And colors! I love seeing people‘s StoryGraph charts and stats because of the rainbow of fruit flavors! 1mo
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Immersive from the start, I really enjoyed this book and the narrative that unfolded from both POVs.

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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My reading buddies this morning

RaeLovesToRead Kitties!!!! 😍😍😍 1mo
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This dark, brooding, and atmospheric gothic horror is full of magic and the macabre. It's a story about guilt and despair and how these emotions can haunt. I was riveted from page one and absolutely devoured this novel.

RaeLovesToRead Oh god, the cover 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 1mo
BekaReid @RaeLovesToRead Isn't it brilliant?! 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Haha, that's not exactly the word I would use 😅😅 it's certainly distinctive!! 1mo
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Loving the opening lines

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Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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I love reflecting on the books that stood out the most as each year comes to close. I'm posting my top books of 2022 a bit early this year, but here they are.

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Merry Jólabókaflóð! 📚🍫

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How can I read this book and not review it? This collection of essays made for some fantastic reading. A few didn't resonate as much, but I have noted/marked so many lines and passages and definitely plan on revisiting this volume in the future. I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 4.75⭐

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I made myself wait until all the Christmas shopping was completed before treating myself to this one. Can't wait to dive in!

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Another book recommendation from Amanda Palmer, and it was a solid one. I paused several times to reflect on a line or two and made a few scribbles to return to later. Chapter 11 really complimented Susan Cain's Bittersweet, which I read a couple of months ago.

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Falling Angels: A Novel | Tracy Chevalier
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I was completely immersed, and the structure of this novel with so many POVs worked well and helped drive the story. I also loved how central the cemetery's role was in this book.

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Tread of Angels | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I absolutely loved Rebecca Roanhorse's dark fantasy about the Fallen, descendants of demonkind, and the Elect, descendants of angels, set in alternate old west like world. She's a talented author and fantastic world builder. I'm really looking forward to reading more from her especially Black Sun, which I've heard so many positive things about.

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This was a fun collection of short stories and poems. My favorite short story was The Folly of Miss Arthbunot.

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Perfect way to end a busy day

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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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Rainy Sunday afternoon reading

RaeLovesToRead 😍😍😍 kitty!!! 2mo
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Smoke and Mirrors | Neil Gaiman
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Excited to receive a signed copy of Smoke and Mirrors today from The Golden Notebook today! #bookmail

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Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance | Catherynne M. Valente, Seanan McGuire, Margo Lanagan, Zen Cho, Jeffrey Ford, Nina Allan, Rowan Coleman, Elizabeth Hand, Carrie Vaughn, Theodora Goss, Sam J. Miller, Ellen Klages, Sarah Gailey, Alix E. Harrow, Lavanya Lakshminarayan, Sameem Saddiqui
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This is an interesting and fun collection of short stories all focused on time travel and romance. 14 of the 16 stories are original to this anthology, and most are solid. While it's hard to pick a favorite, Cat Valente's is the one that really stood out the most to me so it's only fitting I use this picture taken from her Instagram post highlighting it.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Nita Prose masterfully uses first-person narration to allow the reader into the mind of Molly, who is neurodivergent and shares with us how she copes with the world. Excellent debut novel, and I look forward to more from this author.

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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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The author's note starts, "Bird and Margaret's world isn't exactly our world, but it isn't not ours, either." In this story wrapped around a stark warning about the present day‘s racial divisions, political conflicts and inequality, Ng explores the power of art, the role of the artist, and the question can art make a difference? Ng's writing is brilliant. I adored the poetic description of libraries; they were almost another character in the book.

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Our Missing Hearts | Celeste Ng
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Rainy evenings call for curling up with a book and a cat.

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As with book 1 of the Neopolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's writing drew me in immediately and I devoured the majority of this volume in a day. I'm definitely looking forward to continuing with the story.

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Today's cooler weather called for some Brazilian tomato soup and a quiet afternoon of reading. I was a bit afraid to read this book with all of the hype surrounding it, but it did not disappoint. Bonnie Garmus' writing style and dry wit was perfect to portray the calm determination of the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Zott, who refused to be anything less than herself.

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A Defective Santa Claus | James Whitcomb Riley
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This book is a poem in dialect that tells the tale of children's anticipation of a Christmas Eve visit from Santa Claus, which turns into a comic-opera when Santa backs into a lighted candle on the tree, setting his suit on fire and is then pushed out into the snow to damp the flames.

Linsy Love that cover! 3mo
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