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Niagara Motel | Ashley Little
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Having enjoyed Jonny Appleseed, Scarborough, and Little Fish, I'm working my way through more of the Arsenal Pulp Press catalog

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Little Fish | Casey Plett
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Great book about a trans woman in Winnipeg

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Little Fish | Casey Plett
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Having consumed Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead and Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez whole I'm now gorging myself on other offerings from Arsenal Pulp Press.

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Scarborough | Catherine Hernandez
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This is a wonderment

mcctrish I. Loved. This. Book. 2mo
Cydster61 @mcctrish I'm also reading Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead which is also amazing. Similar in terms of Native characters in urban Canada. 2mo
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After the Armistice Ball | Catriona McPherson
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Yum!

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Saw this in the bookstore but decided to order it from the library. I love Miriam Toews.

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Aaaaahhhhhh.....

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Sweet Bean Paste | Durian Sukegawa
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I blame @RealLifeReading ! Saw this on Goodreads as an update from Sharlene, ordered it from the library and it came in fast. I have A LOT of books going right now and did not need another one but I took a look last night, thinking I'd read a quick chapter...and here I am almost 50 pages in. 😉

RealLifeReading Hooray!! Isn‘t it a lovely read? And doesn‘t it make you want to eat dorayaki? 4mo
Cydster61 Yes! 4mo
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Brilliant memoir. Read Daddy Was a Numbers Runner by Louise Meriwether as well if you haven't.

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This is a stunner

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The Break | Katherena Vermette
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What a jewel. I do not as a rule do well with books in the present tense but I was compelled through this book in three days. Amazing work.

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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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Sweet Jesus: this book is devastating

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The Lazarus Effect | HJ Golakai
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Happy Mother's Day! Bookstore gift card from my husband burned a hole in my pocket right away. Pendant from my daughter and International Rescue Committee donation from my stepkids.

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The Darkest Child: A Novel | Delores Phillips
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This is a devastating excellent hard necessary read.

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Brass | Xhenet Aliu
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I loved this book about a mother and daughter trying to work their way(s) up from the lower rungs of post-industrial Waterbury, CT.

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No, REALLY, I AM sad my librarian friends don't have time to read ARCs and give them to me #ImNotDroolingYouAre

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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My hotel room in DC wasn't ready yet so I hopped over to @Kramerbooks to pick up Tayari Jones's new book. And....you know...some others....

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Yesterday was my birthday. The pendant is from my husband and the book is from my daughter. My daughter lives in a Sufi community in Eastern NY founded by the nephew of Noor Inayat Khan.

A lovely, precious birthday haul.

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Folly | Susan Minot
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Day 4 @Jess7 #Bookresolutions I dug this out when I needed a book for F to finish my A to Z although I ended up reading something else.

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The Polish Boxer | Eduardo Halfon
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#Bookresolutions Day 2 #litsychallenges Adding authors #litsyatoz along with titles and also #MountTBR Goodreads challenge is 105 books. @Jess7

Jess7 Yay! I hope you have fun with my #ReadingResolutions photo challenge all month long! 🤗 2y
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Blood of the Dawn | Claudia Salazar Jimenez
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My #bookresolutions feels a little heretical but I REALLY have to stop buying books and read what I've got. This picture is of a small number of the three hip-high stacks next to my bed. I'll still patronize my library and make sure I buy book gifts, but....seriously....

I also want to read more Latin American authors and novels by and about people with disabilities. @RealLifeReading

Cydster61 I should say it's the not buying books that feels heretical. Not the reading books by Latin American authors and people with disabilities. 2y
DivineDiana I get it! My goal as well! Too many owned book that I haven‘t read... yet! 😉 2y
RealLifeReading Those are great goals! 2y
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French Rhapsody | Antoine Laurain
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#LetterF #litsyatoz2017 Done! I did it! ::leaps around room whooping with far more vigor than occasion calls for::

DivineDiana Congratulations! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 This is one that I completed as well! 2y
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Yay! #LetterV is done! I just have to finish French Rhapsody over the weekend and I'll have it done #litsyatoz2017

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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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::tears apart house looking for short books with titles that begin with F and V:: #litsyatoz2017

Abailliekaras Fear and trembling by Amelie nothimb? 2y
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IQ | Joe Ide
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And Nina Simone is singing My Baby Only Cares for Me.

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Labor Day beach read

Kaye I really enjoyed this on audio. Good book. I hope you like it as much as I did. 2y
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This was fun: I found a friend of mine listed in the acknowledgements of my book.

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Angel Station | Jachym Topol
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So, a number of years ago I read a book by a Czech author. I responded to a prompt on Facebook from the library with the name and the author. A few days later the translator friended me. Now I've read several books translated by him. Here is the latest.

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Inheritance from Mother | Minae Mizumura
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I went a little scooters at the bookshop yesterday. I also may need a 12 step program for my free bookmark problem. #readdiversebooks

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Seriously, I do feel guilty that my librarian friends don't have time to read ARCs and give them to me. I gasped audibly when I opened the box and saw this. I loved every word of it.

Sian1 I loved her book Everything I Never Told You ❤️ 2y
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Celebrated the hell out of #Independentbookstoreday at Odyssey Bookshop.

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The author says in the preface that this is the first in depth biography of Burgess because so little material has survived. This is apparent when a whole paragraph is devoted to how great the drains were at Burgess's first boarding school.

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So, I'm planning to go see Kate Hennessey speak about her new book about her grandmother Dorothy Day, The World Will Be Saved By Beauty tomorrow. I'm listening to it on Audible and obviously can't have her sign my iPod. And obviously I have to have her sign something so I trekked off to the local Trappist abbey which has a store to find Hold Nothing Back. Found some other books too. I'm not even a little bit Catholic.

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Death by His Grace | Kwei Quartey
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No, seriously: I AM sad my librarian friends don't have time to read all the ARCs they get. Really. Why are you smiling at me like that? #bookhaul

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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I can go to sleep with the last 5 pages of a book unread. Last night I was up until 1 am finishing The Dry.

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Slow Horses | Mick Herron
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#bookmail Heady stuff

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Ruby Moonlight | Ali Cobby Eckermann
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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
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ValerieAndBooks Omg I dislike present tense narratives so much! Occasionally it's pulled off well enough, but I can't even think of any specific examples! 2y
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Stone Soup | Jon J Muth
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#marchintoreading #diversepicturebooks @RealLifeReading
My baby will be 23 this year so some of these may be out of print but they are among our favorites. I especially love Let's Eat by Ana Zamorano, illustrated by Julie Vivas who did some of Mem Fox's stuff.

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Destination Biafra | Buchi Emecheta
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Just wanted to say anyone who is (re)reading Atwood, Orwell, Lewis and Roth should put American War by Omar El Akkad due out in April on your TBR list. #Dystopia is NOT my genre but this thing is a marvel.

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Destination Biafra | Buchi Emecheta
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#marchintoreading #marchtbr This is all a crap shoot but I'm as likely to get through this pile as anything. We'll see :-)

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RealLifeReading That's a nice edition! 2y
EricQiao Yes! Love le Carre. ❤️ 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Sometimes it makes me sad that my librarian friends don't have enough time to read and give me their ARCs. Sometimes. #bookhaul

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Slow Horses | Mick Herron
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