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Come-read-with-me

Joined June 2019

“Books are uniquely portable magic.” Stephen King
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This is a stunning book that offers small glimpses into the world of people who are often described disenfranchised by society at-large. These micro-biographies are uplifting, heartbreaking, and filled with the promise of lives to come. I thought it was amazing. Thanks @rather_be_reading for the great gift of this book!!

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly | Jean-Dominique Bauby
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At 44 years of age Jean Dominique-Bauby had a massive brain stem stroke and as a result was left with “Locked in Syndrome”, a condition that leaves the person cognitively intact but motorically challenged. His only volitional movement was the blink of his left eye. Bauby wrote this book about his life following his stroke- one blink at a time. It is both an uplifting & heartbreaking read. A testament to the power of the human spirit!👍🏻

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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A multigenerational saga that follows the unfolding drama of a young girl and her monumental struggle to adulthood. There are times when the book is slow, but if you persist it is well worth the read. The characters are well developed and relationships, as well as their consequences, intricately described. The tale builds to a sad but inevitable conclusion. It‘s worth sticking out to the end.

Addison_Reads Great review 💚 I read this earlier in the year and really enjoyed it. The characters and their relationships were very well developed. 2d
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Voices in the Park | Anthony Browne
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This is one of my favourite children‘s books. It describes a park outing from the perspective of four distinct characters: an uptight Mum, down-on-his-luck Dad a time, fearful boy, and a joyful little girl. Not only do the voices change, but the artwork also is modified to fit the perspective/voice of each character. I use this to teach perspective teaching skills to children with ASD.

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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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This was an amazing read. The characters were well developed and it highlighted the inhumane depravity with which slaves were treated. There were some editing flaws, but the story was so engrossing it was easy to look past those errors.

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When someone gives you a book called ‘Aging with Grace‘ to you for your birthday it‘s a little jarring! But, contrary to what the title initially suggested to me, this is an amazing ethnography written by an epidemiologist who was trying to discover what risk factors may contribute to dementia, Alzheimer‘s disease, and other degenerative neurological disorders associated with aging. It is a simply fascinating read! Excellent birthday gift!!!

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This is an amazing book about the lengths a man will go to to protect his daughter - a selfless love that wants only what is best for someone else. Lushly written and framed against the memories of a long forgotten Russia. This was an amazing read!

Velvetfur I loved this too, didn't you just feel like you really were at that hotel yourself?! 4d
Come-read-with-me I did! It was just such s captivating book. It‘s my favourite of his books. 4d
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This is a collection of heart wrenching interviews with 25 women and men facing the deeply personal choice of abortion during the pre- and post Roe v. Wade world. These stories are powerful, thought- provoking, and deeply emotional. Even though it was written in the late 1990‘s the topic continues to resonate today.

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tournevis Show us your colorings when you can, ok! 😘 6d
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Unknown Book 7534880 | Unknown Unknown
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Always a great sentiment and my new mantra!

brit91 LoL! I love this!😂🤣 7d
Come-read-with-me Thanks! It made me laugh out loud when I saw it!! You know you‘re a nerd when...... 7d
rather_be_reading 👏👏 5d
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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I am really perplexed about my reaction to this book. The characters were unpalatable, the premise utterly horrifying, and the outcome jolting. However, the author crafted the conversations well and did a great job of creating two families that were equally despicable. I was hoping for a dark, taut thriller and wound up with less engaging version of “My Dinner with Andre.” With all that being said, I‘d read it again. How weird is that?

BarbaraBB Excellent review. I know what you mean. 7d
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“ But I don‘t want to be a grown up,” I screamed from a vaguely fetal position in the corner of the office.”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 1w
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“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act despite it.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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“...but briefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual, and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive, and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.”

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Obama on Our Minds: The Impact of Obama on the Psyche of America | Professor Department of Psychology and Sociology Lori A Barker
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“As an African American woman, I have gone through life often feeling invisible to people of other groups. I am of no consequence to them, so they don‘t see me unless they have to”(p. 4). An amazing book edited by Lori Barker. Excellent read!

rather_be_reading i havent heard of this one 5d
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This is another one of those books I wanted to love, but sadly didn‘t. I‘d wanted it to truly be a satirical look at media-based life, instead it became a somewhat vacuous examination of a woman living her best Instagram life. Maybe I‘m just not savvy enough about social media to truly appreciate the overall story. The write creates an intriguing concept but I just couldn‘t get behind the story.

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Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman | Rudy Wiebe, Yvonne Johnson
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This book is heartbreaking. It follows the life of a young Cree woman who is both victim and perpetrator of an unbroken cycle of abuse. Looking at Aboriginal life in western Canada makes you step back and exam your cultural identity, regardless of your background. It‘s a very moving and thought provoking book. Posted with a picture of Aboriginal bark biting from LaRonge Saskatchewan!

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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This is a bittersweet story of a young woman trying to live in a situation that was thrust upon her, not one that she had chosen. Even though she works slaughtering chickens on a farm, she has an optimism about her situation that she hopes will help to carry her away from the harrowing-but-funny life she lives. The writing style is strong and solutions to problems highly unexpected. Towes tackles challenging subjects but she is worth reading.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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This book was very emotionally challenging. It focuses on a group of women living in a Mennonite community who have been repeatedly raped by the men they know. As the story unfolds, these women find ways to protect their daughters and themselves from these brutal attacks. The novel is based on a true story, which makes it all that more horrifying. It has many similarities with A Handmaid‘s Tale, but lacks the powerful prose offered by Atwood.

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“She came to America in search of the American dream. Immigrants, like my mom, came to this land looking for endless possibilities, but now those possibilities seem limited” (p. 22.)

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 1w
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This self-deprecating and hilarious biography was written by a Muslim-American woman who grew up in Columbus, Ohio after spending her early childhood in Iraq. If you have ever felt like an outsider in any aspect of your life, this book will resonate with you! This is a great read.

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After reading dozens of books to my 5-year-old niece I asked her which one was her favourite. Her response “All of them!!” A reader is born!

rather_be_reading awww 😍😍 i love it! 1w
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I recently reread this book. 20 years later the story holds strong. This translation of the history of a small town New England through the eyes of a midwife stands in stark contrast with the popular history of the area. The author is an amazing ethnographer who is able to mine exquisite details from the actual diary of a midwife and illustrate the differences between a woman‘s history that that propagated by the patriarchy.

rather_be_reading hope you got to Canada safely! 🇨🇦 2w
Come-read-with-me Didn‘t make it, but will in August. Spending a great quiet weekend with some amazing books! Thanks for all of your amazing recommendations! 2w
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me oh no! but august isnt really tht far away already! remind me on monday to show u how to "tag" ppl. my pleasure! 1w
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Lisa See writes with a beautiful fluidity about the journeys of women often dismissed by dominant cultural figures. This is an intimate portrait of the friend ship between two women who live in a time females were little more than chattel traded between families as a means of securing political or financial gain. The friendship between the ‘old sames‘ endures over decades despite time, distance, and political strife. Excellent read!

rather_be_reading greay review! 3w
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This is the first book by this author I have read. Initially his style of writing was a bit off putting to me, but as I became more familiar with his style I couldn‘t put the book down. It was a great glimpse into the life of man whose world seems to be disintegrating around him, yet he was able to find moments of humour in the absurdity. I will definitely be picking more books by this author.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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The translation from Spanish holds the same mysterious and gripping prose of the original. The book takes you through the story of a family who have books woven through their lives. They must find the one book in “The cemetary of forgotten books” to help solve the mystery of their past. It is an amazing book!

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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This is a book I wanted to love. There is an amazing story hidden beneath some very dense and meandering prose, but it takes patience to unearth that story. If you are willing to invest time in rereading the book it is much better the second time through.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3w
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 3w
Come-read-with-me @RaimeyGallant thanks! I‘m looking forward to this! 3w
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading I am so excited you shared this with me!! Looking forward to being part of your book community! 3w
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me no problem!! happy to share this great community! 3w
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