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Donna_sBookMinute

Donna_sBookMinute

Joined May 2016

I love coming across a book's title while reading. 📖 I'd love to see your posts about titles in your favorite reads. http://litsy.com/p/cE15dmFhU3Yx
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Based on 45‘s track record, most of the narrative is believable. But there are so many outrageous (even for him) claims that I honestly don‘t know what to believe. Yesterday, I told myself I‘d make do with the audiobook. But, in the true spirit of a bibliophile, I headed out to my B&N to score a hard copy this morning. They sold out 5 minutes after they opened. That‘s when I began to wonder if this “early release” could just be a smokescreen.

melbeautyandbooks That‘s one problem with him. He has said and done so many ridiculous things that it‘s almost impossible for someone to make something up that make you think it‘s not true. 1y
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Poirot begins his investigation.

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I'll get around to doing a spec comparison. But on the surface, the absence of the waterproof feature is a deal-breaker for me. Same price. Might be a good time to see what Kobo is offering. #nook #nookglowlightplus #nookglowlight3 #nookglowlightupgrade #ereader

TheBookDream I was baffled by the lack of waterproof feature, until I realized that it's probably not a super popular feature amongst their target demographic, which I am increasingly thinking is senior citizens who enjoy being able to go to the store for tech help. The buttons were really popular so putting them back was a good move. (edited) 2y
TheBookDream Also, the glowlight plus is AWESOME for being waterproof and I love it for that, but it is by FAR the most temperamental to operate, and is heavy to boot. I use mine for waterproof situations almost exclusively, and one of the regular glow lights for everything else. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @TheBookDream — The GLP is my very first ereader; so I have nothing to compare it to. But I do agree that it‘s heavy. For some reason, I‘m drawn to Kobo. Guess I‘ll see what they‘re offering now. I don‘t think the Canada base would be an issue. #nook #nookglowlightplus #nookglowlight3 #nookglowlightupgrade #ereader #kobo (edited) 2y
TheBookDream I don't think you can put Nook books on Kobo anymore FYI. Unless you get a tablet with a Nook reader installed. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @TheBookDream — I would order the books from Kobo. Haven‘t thought everything through, though. 2y
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"At a quarter to ten, neat, spruce, and dandified as ever, he made his way to the restaurant car, where a chorus of woe was going on." Just learned the meaning of "dandy" from one of @Lesliereads posts last week. Now I encounter it here.

http://litsy.com/p/d2NZTFRUY1RK

MinDea We are reading this book for #BookToScreen this month. Feel free to join the discussion at the end of the month! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute -- @MinDea -- I plan to. Thanks. 2y
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I was thinking I had this title. But I have "The 8:55 to Baghdad." Rather than chase down a copy, I got the Kindle version. Starts here next Friday. Oh wow! Is that Johnny Depp?

RachelO Welcome back! We've missed you! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @RachelO -- Oh how sweet! Yes, It's been a while; and I certainly missed being here. Just as I was about to come back, Harvey turned my life a little topsy turvy. Things should be back to normal in another month or two. The majority of my books are in storage. Just glad to get back to reading. 2y
RachelO @Donna_sBookMinute Sorry to hear that - It's been a rough year! - but glad things are getting back on track now. 2y
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Jess7 Definitely read it, watch the movie and join @MinDea ‘s #booktoscreen discussion she hosts at the end of every month. This is November‘s book! 2y
LeahBergen Glad to see you back! 😘 2y
Reggie Nice to see you post again!!! 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Finally finished the Barnett translation of #AnnaKarenina. It's such a beautiful and enthralling tale. I read some of it; but listened to much of it during my daily commute. The narration still gave me a feel for Tolstoy's writing. Maggie Gillenhaal's narration is superb. Definitely a #Pick. I asked myself, "Is this really the ending?" Brilliant! Beautiful ending. And, of course, after such a novel ending, I'll have to read #WarAndPeace.

Anna40 Did you like the translation? 2y
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Q | Luther Blissett
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Never heard of this one; but it sounds like a good read. Well here are my

TITLES THAT START WITH "Q"
The Queen of Katwe (Crothers)
Queen Sugar (Baszile)
Quest of the Silver Fleece (DuBois)
The Queue (Aziz)
Quiet (Cain)

AUTHORS THAT START WITH "Q"
Wife of the Gods (Qwartey)

#StartsWithQ #MayBookFlowers They're all #TBR

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Three Weeks in Paris | Barbara Taylor Bradford
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I didn't think it had been 3 weeks. I was thinking 2. It was one of those periods when days started running together. My oldest came to town and we hung out one weekend. Good thing he was here to take my mind off my $500 brake job. Plus I was without a phone. My replacement didn't come until after he'd gone back. I'm done with Asurion AND Sprint after this contract. Anyhoo I missed being here and I'm back. What'd I miss?

DivineDiana Welcome back!👏🏻❤️️ 2y
merelybookish Just some book talk. 🙂 Welcome back! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad to have you back! 😘 2y
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moranadatter I was hoping you'd be back. Good to see you again! 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Glad you're back 😊 2y
Dragon Welcome back 😀 2y
TrishB 🙋 you missed books😀 but you'll be guaranteed more! 2y
Lesliereads I missed you! 2y
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This lovely book caught my eye at the library's used book store. It was on the bottom shelf of a cart. I take my time in this store for this very reason. I knew this one had to be something special. It's so beautiful I would've bought it if it were written in a foreign language. It's a book of poetry. A serendipitous find because, at the time, I didn't realize it was #NationalPoetryMonth. The top panel background is from the endpapers.

DivineDiana Fantastic find! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @DivineDiana -- I thought so too! Thanks. 2y
HotCocoaReads I've had this book for a while but haven't yet read it. You have a beautiful copy! 2y
Lesliereads Lovely! I have a friend who collects Rubaiyats because of the poetry and variety in editions. 2y
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Someone Knows My Name | Lawrence Hill
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Enjoying this historical novel/slave narrative by Lawrence Hill. #earthtonecovers #aprilbookshowers

Libby1 This one has been on my TBR and Amazon wish list for awhile! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @Libby1 -- I used one of my audible credits on it a couple of months ago. Sometimes I let them sit for a while. 2y
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Someone Knows My Name | Lawrence Hill
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Aminata is a most observant child.

"We now had ten or so captors, all with spears, clubs and fire sticks. They seemed to speak a language vaguely like Bamankan. I knew they were not Muslims, because they never stopped to pray."

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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I've grown rather weary of Maggie Gillenhaal's melodious voice in the narration of #AnnaKarenina. So I thought I'd take a break and listen to a male narrator, Alfred Molina, that I found on #Hoopla. Well . . . when I got ready to navigate to the bookmarked spot, I noticed that it's an abridged narration. 😒 I might just have to take a break from Tolstoy this weekend -- especially on audio. #AnnaK in 3 hours? #bookpeopleproblems

HippieChickHomeschool My mind is totally blown at Anna K in 3 hours. I might have to listen just to see how they managed it!! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @HippieChickHomeschool -- You're absolutely right. I want to too after I finish it. 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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The Mazurka is mentioned several times in Part 1. Finally, after reading "repeating a complicated figure," I just had to see it in action. YouTube, of course, did not disappoint. This performance at the Moscow International Festival of Historic Dance Closing Ball comes very close to what my mind's eye perceived while reading or listening. But I had imagined a more upbeat tempo. Loving this! #AnnaKarenina #AnnaK

https://youtu.be/JiRG6c-agEY

tpixie Awesome!!! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @tpixie -- it was pleasant to watch. There are others like this one; and others with instructions and foot charts. Seems to have been a popular dance. 💃🕺 2y
tpixie @Donna_sBookMinute fun research!! 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Well if that just don't beat all! ? Tolstoy invented text-speak. The translation for the message at the bottom of the page is, "Then I could not answer differently." Thought you'd like to know. #AnnaKarenina #AnnaK

Seshat So cool! 2y
Texreader Brilliant!! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @Seshat, ⭐️ @Texreader -- Thanks. My analytical tendencies surface unexpectedly. 🙃 2y
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EvieBee I love that part! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @EvieBee84 -- I found it charming. Reminded me of high school, though. 2y
SaraFair Lol. 2y
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Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 | William Thorndale, William Dollarhide
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My favorite book with #maps is Dollarhide's "Map Guide to the US Federal Censuses 1790 - 1920." It's filled with state maps outlined by county, by census year, that are good for genealogy. This Illinois map is from the period of my Grandmother's and my Mother's birth. Oh yeah, that's right. Grandmama was born in Tennessee. But Momma was born in Southern Illinois.
#maps #LyricalApril

Texreader Genealogy: another of my hobbies. I may have to get this book. Sounds like something I'd love. Is it for all existing states for that time period? 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️@Texreader -- yes. There's a map for every state and every census year. The maps that span years mean the county lines didn't change during that period. It's really a great tool. You can keep up with your ancestors who are probably in the same house but a different county. Genealogy is so fascinating. 2y
Texreader @Donna_sBookMinute Done. Added to tbr. I must get this one. Thanks!!! 2y
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Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @Texreader Great! 👍🏽 You'll love it! 2y
Cinfhen Wow, that's pretty neat! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️ @Cinfhen -- It's great! 2y
SaraFair I would love to do more genealogy! Love your posts- 2y
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A detailed #map of the Carnival route in Jacmel, Haiti spans the endpapers of Edwidge Danticat's "After the Dance." This is an edit of an earlier post of the endpapers.
#LyricalApril #maps

Cinfhen Great photo, interesting story.. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Thanks, @Cinfhen. I plan to reread it soon. 2y
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A #map of the Trail of Tears makes up the endpapers of "Creek Mary's Blood" by Dee Brown. I originally posted this map as an endpaper for another prompt.
#maps #LyricalApril

Cinfhen I love when books use such beautiful endpapers and what a sad story 😔 2y
Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️@Cinfhen -- So do I. They're an extension of the story. 2y
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#BadCoverGoodBook #AprilBookShowers
I don't care for any of this publisher's (Plume) covers for August Wilson's Century Cycle installments. They've published several; and they're all styled in this fashion. I think a Pulitzer title/author deserves more consideration.

Donna_sBookMinute And yes. I'm lusting for this title 😍 2y
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Some may be surprised at this choice for #BadCoverGoodBook. The profile of Nadia Turner stands out; but the abstract design just doesn't coincide with the tone of the story. I'm looking forward to a new cover in future editions. #AprilBookShowers

LauraBeth I don't like this cover either! 2y
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Homesick: A Memoir | Sela Ward
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I chose "Homesick" because "Sisters" is where I first saw Sela Ward; and my sister and I discussed it and compared notes after every episode. I'm also "homesick" for all my siblings who have passed on. I'm "The Baby." #NationalSiblingsDay #siblings #AprilBookShowers

Melwilk I love your post. It made me think of my sister ❤️❤️ 2y
Lesliereads Your post is touching. 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
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Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️#Melwilk, #Lesliereads, #LauraBeth -- Thanks, guys. I'm glad my post touched you. In hindsight, one other childhood photo came to mind a few days ago. It just may have been on NSD. 2y
LeahBergen Oh!! 💗💗💗 2y
Megabooks 💖💖💖 2y
Dragon I used to watch Sisters too , great post 😀 2y
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Comedian Charlie Murphy has died from leukemia at the age of 57. His brand of humor was crazy and not for everybody. Rest In Peace. And condolences to Eddie, the Murphy family, and fans around the globe.

BellaBookNook I didn't know until you posted this. That's sad news. I'm so weighed down by the news these past few months that I miss out on other things.😒 2y
LauraBrook It's so sad. He was such a hilarious guy! 😪 2y
Reggie What?!!!!!!! He was so funny!! I loved his stuff on The Chappelle Show. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Scroll to the bottom of your search results list and click the "Can't find ...?" link. It will open a page where you can enter a title you'd like to have added.

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Sometimes I need a little help keeping characters straight. So glad to happen upon this Cliff's Notes character map. I'm enjoying AK immensely. I can't help but to love Anna. But, so far, my least-favorite character is Count Karenin (Alexi Alexandrovich). He's more concerned with keeping up appearances than the actual well-being of his marriage and family.
#AnnaKarenina #AnnaK #Tolstoy

Gezemice It is a great book. Karenin's character expands greatly later. 2y
DivineDiana I read this years ago when Oprah chose it for her Book Club. She always did a great job of supplying support materials for her choices on her Website. I remember printing a bookmark with the characters names. Wonder if they are still available? Loved the book! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute And, of course, novels have character #maps. I won't create a new post. But I'll add the hashtags #️⃣ and tag @Cinfhen #LyricalApril. #map 2y
Cinfhen I love this character map 💞💞💞 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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I'm further along than this. And I'm just learning about Tolstoy's propensity to repeat scenes. I'm not imagining this am I? At first I thought I had lost my place. But, no. He definitely repeats scenes. What is this? I've googled it and bookmarked a few references for answers. The instances aren't verbatim. But I've run across it enough to pique my interest. #AnnaKarenina #AnnaK #Tolstoy

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What makes somebody think I want a bag they're trying to hand me after licking their fingers? And this wasn't even a cafeteria worker. It was a customer. Okay that's my rant for today.

LeahBergen This photo!!! 😂 2y
LeahBergen And I'm STILL laughing about the "H" added to ARC. 2y
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Sister of Mine | Sabra Waldfogel
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#SameBookDifferentCover #AprilBookShowers
"Sister of Mine retains the story and the characters of the previous edition, but in addition to the new title, it's received a sensitive editorial eye and a beautiful new cover ..." (Sabra Waldfogel)

JazzFeathers I actually like both covers 2y
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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I read my first graphic novel in #March. And it was also my first read along. Found two short volumes (one audio) that I managed to squeeze in at the last minute -- trying to increase my monthly total. Fortunately, both turned out to be really great reads. I'll try to do stats tomorrow. Total books read: 8. But this looks nothing like my TBR post at the beginning if the month. 🙄
#Donna_sBookYear2017 #workinprogress #WhatIveRead

Texreader Fantastic! 2y
LeahBergen Meh to TBRs. I like to think of what I MIGHT read but never worry too much about where my reading whims take me. 😀 2y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Thank God for Plan "A." It was worth a try, though. I've seen several negative reviews; but I'm not heeding them on this one. Every book is not for everybody.

PandaPanda I loved this! Definitely worth it if you are interested in the premise. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @PandaPanda -- Thanks for weighing in. Plus there are far more positive reviews than negative. I just like having an idea of what technology is capable of. Life is art. 2y
Betty @Donna_sBookMinute Litsy is art too 2y
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LauraBeth I just put in my hold request too 😀 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @LauraBeth -- I hope you're closer to getting a copy than I am. 😊👍🏽 2y
BibliophileMomma Totally jealous of how many holds you can have. We can only have 10. 😕🙄🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Today is National Crayon Day; and Crayola is retiring "Dandelion" from its 24-Color set. There will be an addition to the blue family in May. Can't wait for other Litsyans to reveal more throughout the day. Can't believe I had the nerve to frame this monstrosity. It's my first attempt at adult coloring from a few months ago. Now I have a PrismaColor set; so my projects will come out better. #NationalCrayonDay #Dandelion

RestlessFickleBookHoarder No dandelion?😔😢 2y
moranadatter Hooray for new art supplies! Have you tried them out yet? 2y
Lynnsoprano My dad was the color chemist for Crayola when they formulated the original 64 colors. I get depressed every time they retire a color. 2y
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RachelO @Lynnsoprano That is spectacularly cool! But sorry about the Dandelion 😕 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Wow. Bet that job made your dad "the MAN" in your young eyes ?? Yes, I can see how you'd be so connected. Great story. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @Sace and @RachelO -- Yes, it sounded sad when I heard it in the morning news. I tend to use any shade of yellow as a complimentary color. And I'm actually not a fan of blue (the new shade that will be introduced in May) at all. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽 @moranadatter -- Not yet. I was waiting to add some others I found. They can be used wet or dry. Seems I should just dive and work with what I've got. 2y
Lynnsoprano @Donna_sBookMinute Yes, and with all the kids in our neighborhood. They called him Mr. Crayon 2y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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President Lyndon Johnson's speech immediately reminded me of this familiar passage at the beginning of 1 Corinthians 13. I'm sure his words were influenced by it. And he does paraphrase Matthew 16:26 as it relates to the country: "What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" We made greater strides when our leaders were followers of God. And we will continue to decline until we return to Him.
#MarchInMarch

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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Why has it taken me so long to even start reading this classic? Probably the thickness of the spine. When would a slow reader such as myself make time to read a 736 page novel? Well, thanks to technology, I can carry it anywhere; and I can listen to the audio -- breaking sizable chunks into smaller portions. The abundance of media types makes it easier to digest. I'm reading "Anna K"! #AnnaKarenina #AnnaK #Tolstoy

Lacythebookworm It's one of my favorites! I hope you enjoy the reading experience 👍 2y
Gezemice I read it last year and I am so glad I did. It is huge and took me a while but it was never boring! Amazing book. I hope you will enjoy it! 2y
LeahBergen It really is a wonderful book. 2y
Reviewsbylola The size made me hesitant about this one too. I finally read it last year thanks to serial reader! 2y
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The book-bag | William Somerset Maugham
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This is one of my favorite book bags. Found it at a thrift shop for under $2. It's really sturdy; and it's water-proof in case of rain.
#MarchIntoBooks #BookBag #BookBags

TrishB Lovely 😀 2y
EvieBee Beautiful! The bargain price always make me love things even more! 2y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous, plus I love the way it matches your other bookish accessories. 😍 2y
diovival Love it! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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I didn't find anything this time either. But I did find a single title to purchase with one of my credits. I've become really stingy with them. I couldn't justify using a credit on any of the selected titles. But hopefully you'll find something.

HardcoverHearts Same for me! I am actually thinking of cancelling my subscription because I now use Hoopla and Overdrive so much that it feels like a lot of money to pay each month. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @HardcoverHearts -- If my credits get stacked too much, that'll be my cue to cancel. They allow you to carryover six. I'm down to two after my purchase on yesterday. Yes, I use Hoopla and Overdrive frequently for titles I don't need to own. The ones I get from Audible are books I know I'll want to listen to again. 2y
SaraFair Yes, I think I am going to only do the monthly deal when there is one I really want. Lately I have gotten a few on the daily deal that luckily I was excited about. I just get really hyped up about memoirs voiced by the author! I did not know about Hoopla and our small town Overdrive choices are limited. 2y
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Healing | Gayl Jones
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This #CrazyCover was also featured in January's #ThisCoverMakesNoSense topic. A lady in a turtle shell. I'm hoping she's the healee. It's just crazy!
#MarchIntoReading #CrazyCovers

LeahBergen It IS weird! 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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"Then they ought to find out how to vaccinate for love, like smallpox."

One of the many charming exchanges in Anna Karenina. This is a lovely read -- like an oasis in my daily life.

charl08 I love that expression- definition of a good read. 2y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Congressman Lewis shares the whole experience. Both he and Dr. King respected Brother Malcolm and the love he had for his people -- my people -- our people. Their different approaches were for the common good. Both were needed and, together, could have resulted in triumph. White Supremacy recognized the threat and infiltrated using our weak components. Hatred and greed circumvented The Movement.
#MarchInMarch #MarchBook3 #MarchBookThree

Donna_sBookMinute ?QUOTE:? "I had no way of knowing then, but that was the last time I would see Malcolm alive." 2y
Lmstraubie This trio of books was so incredibly powerful. I learned so much! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute So have I, @Lmstraubie. And I thought I "knew this stuff." Actually, I do; but so much remains to be discovered. 2y
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BellaBookNook I loved this series and hope they do more about various topics in the future. 2y
andrew61 I don't read graphic novels but these 3 look incredible, not aware of them here in uk. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽 @BellaBookNook 👉🏽 @andrew61 -- This was my introduction to graphic novels. A great reading experience. 2y
BellaBookNook I just started the graphic novel edition of Kindred by Octavia Butler. It's good so far. I'll post a picture of it. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽@BelindaBookNook -- That's one I want to read too. But I haven't read the print copy. I might want to read it that way first. Not sure. I'll watch for your picture. Enjoy your read. 2y
mrsa_d I loved the representation of Malcolm X in these books. The way I learned this history in school, Malcolm was kind of a "bad guy" who was working against Dr. King. Love how these books so clearly demonstrate how there are different methods to work towards the same goal. ? 2y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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This immediately brought to mind a saying my former Pastor used often: "It's a time for prayer meetin' and it's a time for bear meetin'." I had the general idea and thought it referred to when we should use common sense with faith. I didn't realize it had anything to do with race. According to folklore, the tale* is peculiar to African American churches; and the bear symbolizes the white man.
#MarchInMarch #MarchTrilogy #MarchBookThree ⬇️

Donna_sBookMinute *Source: Spring 1972 edition of Keystone Folklore Quarterly,
courtesy of Indiana University Library
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Texreader That is fascinating. Thanks for sharing. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽@Texreader -- I'm glad you found it to be of interest. I've googled it a few times. But this time, I actually found three versions of the tale. You're welcome; and Thanks. 2y
Texreader @Donna_sBookMinute It's so good to keep these memories alive. So much to be learned from them. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽@Texreader -- True from our standpoint and through the eyes of our descendants. 2y
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Mothers | Rod Jones
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Wishing a Happy Mothers Day to U.K. Litsyans everywhere. Enjoy your day. 💐

TrishB 💗🙋 2y
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Emperor of Ocean Park | Stephen L Carter
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My #AutoBuyAuthors list was getting crowded; so I scaled it down.
First column: Jabari Asim, Toni Morrison, Sabra Waldfogel, Edwidge Danticat
Second column: Stephen L. Carter
Third column: Amy Tan, Cynthia McFadden
#MarchIntoReading #AutoBuyAuthors.

BellaBookNook Great list! (edited) 2y
BellaBookNook Now I have to think of mine! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @BellaBookNook -- Tag me when you do. Can't wait to see your list. I know it will be a great one as well. 2y
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Yesterday, I started a readio (read/audio) of "Anna Karenina." I searched #Audible, Hoopla, and Overdrive for a narrator I could listen to for 30 hours. It was one after another high-pitched voice; and I came very close to choosing a male narrator. Then I came across a public domain copy on Kindle that offered the companion audio-read for $1.99. And the female narrator, Maggie Gyllenhaal, is exactly what I was looking for.
#AwesomeAudioBooks

Spiderfelt Perfect! I love her voice. 2y
Theresa Oh good, I have the one with Maggie G as the narrator. Glad to hear it's a good one. I haven't started it yet. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @Theresa-- it's really good. She's an excellent voice actor. 2y
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EvieBee Yes! I love that you can get the audio companion for many classics by buying the cheaply priced kindle book. But her voice is perfect! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Yes it is, @EvieBee84. Her voice makes for easy listening. And another big draw for me in the companion-read offer is that I don't have to use an audible credit! 🙌🏽 2y
Ncostell That's great to hear (so to speak!) I bought that as well but haven't started listening to it yet. That's a long time to listen to a narrator if you don't enjoy their voice. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽#Ncostell -- The best way I can describe Maggie's narration of AK is it's like listening to a friend's range of emotions as she relays various events. Her voice is lovely. (edited) 2y
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Sister of Mine | Sabra Waldfogel
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Here are some audiobooks that stick out in my mind because of the narrator. Of course there are others that I enjoyed. But these narrators stand out for me.

🎧 Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel, narrated by Bahni Turpin
🎧 Troublemaker by Leah Remini, narrated by Leah Remini
🎧 Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim, narrated by Bahni Turpin
🎧 The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden, narrated by Robin Miles

#AwesomeAudiobooks #MarchIntoReading

TheNextBook One day I promise I will try audiobooks... maybe next year 😉 2y
HippieChickHomeschool Bahni Turpin could read the phone book and I'd happily listen! 2y
Lacythebookworm Exactly what @HippieChickHomeschool said! 🙌 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 📖 @TheNextBook -- Yes, you should give them a try. I'm sure you'll find some good ones in your genres.
📖 @HippieChickHomeschool and @Lacythebookworm -- Yes, Bahni is the queen of audio.
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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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They both seem like good reads, though.

LeahBergen 😂 2y
Dolly 💞 2y
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Thank You Friend | Tammy L. Bicket
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Look what happened overnight! Thank you Litsyans for your friendship and support (and probably tolerance on some days). But that's the joy of being immersed in an author's magic then re-emerging to share the experience and talk about how it affected you as a reader. @Litsy is my social media platform of choice. And each of you make it so. We're all enlightened by sharing our reads. An awesome community. You guys are the best!
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Marchpane Congrats!! You rock 🤘 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼This place really is the best and you help to make it so. Congrats! 2y
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Bookladylinda Congrats!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2y
Bibliogeekery 🎉🎉🎉 2y
tpixie 🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈 2y
TrishB Absolutely agree with all of that 😀👍🎉 2y
Reviewsbylola Yay! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
diovival Yes to all of this. Congrats!🎉 😄👏🎉 2y
ocdIrene Woot! 2y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🎂 2y
LeahBergen Yay!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!!! 🎉👍🎉👍😀 2y
UwannaPublishme Well said and so true! Congrats and hugs! 🤗👏🏻👏🏻🎉👍🏻🙌🏻🍾🍾👌🏻 2y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 2y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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". . . the press had focused much of their attention on the white workers, often identified by name . . . working alongside nameless Blacks."
I agree with the observation and concern about the press. It's more a revelation than a tactic. They tipped their hand with this one. They may have thought they were "lending credibility" to our efforts. But this subliminal diversion from "objective reporting" spoke volumes.
#MarchInMarch #MarchTrilogy

ocdIrene I was a journalism major, so reading this page made my heart sink. I was encouraged that your view was that this observation about the press reveals more of their mental model than direct strategy. Mental models can change...thankfully! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽@ocdirene -- I'm just seeing this. There are many responsible journalists today. But I do think many . . . MANY of today's reporters are more concerned with fame and recognition than scruples. Sad to say, that was then; this is now. 2y
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Yesternight: A Novel | Cat Winters
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Seems like I just visited some of these for a recent post. I love cover art that displays subjects facing away -- mostly walking. And if I can match the image with a scene, that's the icing on the cake.
#MarchIntoReading #TheBacksOfWomen
I really didn't know what to expect for this prompt. I was hoping for these type posts. But, being National Women's Month, it could have also had a deeper meaning relating to the struggle.

Lesliereads What a great collage of themed cover art - Bravo! 2y
RealLifeReading Beautiful dresses on those covers! 2y
Donna_sBookMinute Yes, @RealLifeReading -- I especially love the vintage-style covers. 2y
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Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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#MarchIntoReading #GreenCovers #GreenBooks
These are some of my green books. I'm planning to add one more very important one. I reviewed a library digital copy of it last week. The title is, "Ruth and the Green Book." I thought it would be fitting to mention it here. Take a look ⬇️

Donna_sBookMinute Ruth and the Green Book 2y
tpixie Pretty!! 2y
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A charming and timeless African tale about the attribute of humility. Audio production narrated by Phylicia Rashad. Book introduced by #readingrainbow. The segment includes LeVar's interviews with African musicians, artisans, and dancers.

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Does anyone know of a quality audio bible in the NASB version? By "quality" I mean one that has book divisions. Chapter and verse levels would be nice; but not necessary. Any iOS app recommendations? Nothing on Audible will work for me. Thanks.

awishman Bible Gateway has audio options for numerous translations. It's not super user-friendly though. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute @awishman -- Bible Gateway is an excellent reference site that I've used often. I'll take a more focused look around the site. I'm looking for an audio app in which I can quickly navigate to where I left off in my print or electronic Bible. Thanks for the reminder. 2y
awishman I have the app on my android phone. I have a reading plan and when I go to that tab there is an audio option, FWIW. 2y
Donna_sBookMinute 👉🏽 @awishman -- Thanks so much for recommending Bible Gateway. It's a great choice and, so far, a top contender. I downloaded the app and was able to quickly navigate to desired chapters in Psalms and Proverbs which I try to read through each month. 2y
awishman Hooray ! 2y
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Winter Storms | Elin Hilderbrand
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To Litsyans affected by Winter Storm Stella (2017 Blizzard): My childhood and early adulthood remembrance of snow ❄️ and blizzards is firsthand knowledge of what you're experiencing. And the Chicago hawk 💨 was an added factor! So I know. Here's something to warm your thoughts. #Stella2017 #Blizzard2017
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tmiWm9CsLBU
#Stella2017 #stella

Reviewsbylola ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ 2y
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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This FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) Special from comiXology features excerpts from Books One, Two, and Three. I'll probably leave the Book Three excerpts unread. Looking forward to starting it tomorrow. In Book One, John Lewis was excited about meeting Martin Luther King. In Book Two, he's a key member of CRM leadership which, of course, includes Dr. King. #MarchInMarch #MarchTrilogy #JohnLewis #CongressmanJohnLewis

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