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Joined May 2016

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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My poster from DFTBA came today! They had limited edition posters that raised money to help aide refugee re-settlement organizations. They raised a total of $71,750! So glad that they raised so much! I owe a lot to Elie Wiesel literary wise and really respect his story. I think America needs to take a good look at the past and realize how relevant and present discrimination is today. We are not exempt from repeating mistakes.

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Katharine of Aragon | Jean Plaidy
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Apparently there is a little free library right by my house? This is a pleasant surprise because I don't live near anything. There wasn't a great selection but I found this gem! I'm thinking about adding to the library but I'm pretty sure most people don't even know it's there. Should I add some variety?

BookishMarginalia Yes! 💜 3y
Suet624 Absolutely. 3y
MrBook Great pic! 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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What makes life meaningful? This is the question Kalanithi keeps coming back to in his autobiography and his life/ lessons & discoveries fuel this question. His position as neurosurgeon helps give him perspective on the value of life but when his own life hangs in the balance, he is forced to stare this question in the face. I'm not quite finished so I'm not writing a review yet, but one will be up soon!

Texreader Looking forward to your review 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Had a mini book haul today because it's been forever! I hadn't heard of The Sellout until today, but it's description caught my ear. Has anyone read The Sellout? What did you think?

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I haven't read YA in awhile but I DEVOURED this one. It made me feel. I was convinced that what Eleanor and Park felt was very real. The small moments (i.e the first time they hold hands) add up to the largeness of their love. They have limitations present in their lives though that only made me root for them more. It's a coming-of-age story and also a surprising romance that goes against societal norms. It also mentions great 80s-90s music!

CouronneDhiver I loved this one too! 3y
Suet624 Loved this book. 💕💕 3y
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Anybody else super ecstatic for Sherlock series 4? The Sherlockians have the super human capability of waiting EONS for something if necessary. But the wait is finally over.

Bookzombie Yes! I'm excited!! 3y
EricQiao Finally!!!!! 3y
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"I had examined him that day, too, looking away when his eyes met mine, for signs of differences, of Godlessness. I didn't see any, but I was sure they were there somewhere. They had to be."

Texreader Welcome to Litsy!! 3y
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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For Christmas I got Purple Hibiscus and socks. The socks for comfort and Purple Hibiscus because it's about someone who discovers a world that conflicts with the world she already exists in (religion being the main theme of that world). I'm excited to read it and see how she, the someone I mentioned, brings those worlds together or maybe she abandons one completely. I'll try to update as I read. What are you reading over the holidays?

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The Iliad | Homer

"As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber burgeons with leaves again in the spring of returning. So one generation of men will grow while another dies."

abhisynthe Brave to read this one :) took me forever and I wish I had taken more notes. 3y
Bridge2Books @abhisynthe I had to read a large chunk of classical literature this semester- The Iliad was honestly the most challenging. If you can get through it you can get through anything. 3y
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"Had I as many souls as there be stars, I'd give them all for Mephastophilis." *
*I liked this quote alone however, the full context of the scene is much different. Faustus has abandoned the Word of God to perform magic and summons a devil, Mephastophilis. Faustus wants Mephastophilis to go tell Lucifer that he gives his soul to him in the blind belief that hell is not fiery damnation but rather where the old philosophers are.