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ErinSBecker

ErinSBecker

Joined April 2020

Linguistics and language enthusiast, art lover, always reading. She/her. Black Lives Matter.
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Another solid entry in the #dearamerica series. This one explores a lesser known part of American history - the largest labor strike led by American women in the early 1900s. It ends immediately after the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, but that wasn't the primary focus of the book. Younger readers will need some guidance on this one due to the traumatic events narrated. Overall highly recommended. Read for #bookspinbingo. @TheAromaofBooks

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Kaiulani: The People's Princess | Ellen Emerson White
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@TheAromaofBooks this was my #bookspin for May. A definite winner and one of my favorite in the Royal Diaries series so far. The remaining characters of this review are written by my squirming four year old who is begging to push the buttons 🙂😒😔😔⬇️😊🎤🎤😶😒😶😶😒😒⬇️⬇️😔🤯😔☺️😒😒☺️😶🌞🤪😀🌟🌞🤬🥴🍼🥃🍪🍼🥧🍰🍫🍩🍭🍬🎁🎄📢🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄📢📢🎄🎄🎄🏉🎄🎇🎇🎄📀📀💿📞📟🎨🎨🎰🤿🤿🪀🧩🎴🎴🀄🀄♟️🥏🎯🎱🎳🥊🥊🥋⛳🥋🕹️🕹️🥊🥊🥊🥊👾🎯🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹🏏🏏🏏🎯🎯

TheAromaofBooks Your four-year-old already knows how to get to the heart of a review! 😂 8mo
ErinSBecker 😅 8mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Two down on my #bookspinbingo. I devoured Born a Crime in a day. It was even better than all the hype. I've read two other South African memoirs, one of which from the same time period (Mark Mathabane's Kaffir Boy), but i learned SO much from Trevor Noah's memoir. It's educational and heartfelt. Not as funny as some might expect, but it had its comedic moments. Pure gold.

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 9mo
Suet624 A spectacular book. Noah‘s mother is my hero. 9mo
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@TheAromaofBooks please count me in for this month's #bookspinbingo! Most of these are #dearamerica #dearcanada #royaldiaries books for young readers, but I've snuck in a couple of heavier reads for a challenge.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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"I feel like saying my prayers to Mrs. Roosevelt tonight, instead of to God." ?

I'm really liking this #DearAmerica title. The main character reads true as a teenager - caring about romance, her appearance, and making friends. The adoration of the Roosevelts is pretty period appropriate too. Loving it.

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Zooarchaeology | Elizabeth J. Reitz, Elizabeth Reitz, Elizabeth S. Wing

In case you, like me, can never remember the difference between barnacles and limpets. https://youtu.be/X57kqvNGjbU Sound on. You're welcome.

thegreensofa Omg that was brilliant! 😆💛 9mo
ErinSBecker @thegreensofa 😅😅 I've watched it a half dozen times. Can't get enough!! 9mo
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Zooarchaeology | Elizabeth J. Reitz, Elizabeth Reitz, Elizabeth S. Wing

My local library just restarted their academic ILL program. I'm celebrating with a zooarchaeology textbook. Strict return deadline of April 28 so goal to read 15-20 pages/day. Other readathon goals are finishing Changes by Ama Ata Aidoo, and Madness of Angels. #awesomeApril

charl08 Good luck! 9mo
ErinSBecker @charl08 thank you! 😊 9mo
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The United States is a young country... Its frontier struggles... can be seen as having inspired some versions of epic, in the form of the films of DW Griffith (Birth of a Nation, 1915) and westerns....

Look it's entirely possible that Birth of a Nation could be in some senses related to epic poems like The Odyssey, but you do NOT just casually drop in a reference to this racist pos film (originally titled The Clansman) without SOME explanation.

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I didn't set up a bookspin for December so am reusing my November stack. This is the third volume of chrestomanci books, with two books per volume. The two in this volume were so-so, definitely my least favorite of the collection. Glad i read them though as I really wanted to know the full story of this world. The other two volumes are must reads if you like magical ya

@TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #december

HeyT I really liked those two but I read the series in a different order. I read Conrad's Fate directly after lives of Christopher Chant and then put Pinhoe egg at the back of Magicians of Caprona. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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The Ojibwe | Raymond Bial
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Good introduction to Ojibwe history and culture for young readers. Unlike many books about Native nations, this book talks about the Ojibwe throughout as a living nation and culture. The illustrations are a mix of modern and mid-1800s photos. There is also a bio section at the end with short bios of about fifteen Ojibwe people, including contemporary authors, activists, and athletes. Highly recommended. I will check out other books in this series.

Exbrarian I am a tribal member of Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The Potawatomi are closely related to the Ojibwe. This looks interesting. Stacked. 14mo
ErinSBecker @Exbrarian hope you like it. It is for young readers (maybe 3rd grade?). I found it educational - despite growing up adjacent to and spending a lot of time in traditional Ojibwe lands, I never learned anything about Ojibwe history or culture. Having this book as part of my elementary education would have been a vast improvement on the generic Pilgrim/Thanksgiving narrative we got. 😒 14mo
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I feel like I must have skipped this one as a kid. How could I forget that she BURNS DOWN THE FAMILY HOME!?!?! And when did she start acting like Felicity and completely ignoring everything her parents tell her to do? Seriously, don't bring the racoon into the house!

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Someone on goodreads alerted me to this amazing podcast called American Girl Pod. The creators are historians who were also obsessed with the AG books as kids and do an in-depth episode for each book, in chronological order, discussing both the historicity and the quality of the writing. I've listed to two episodes so far and LOVE IT! Highly recommend!

katy4peas 😮 thanks! 1y
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Meet Kirsten: An American Girl | Janet Beeler Shaw
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Kirsten was always my favorite. I'm from Minnesota and though my family isn't Scandi, most of my town was. Erasure of Native peoples is a huge issue here. The Looking Back section which asks readers what they would choose to take with them if they could only take one trunk and says "one of your relatives probably had to make decisions like these, because there is a story like Kirsten's in nearly every American family." 1/2

ErinSBecker Completely ignoring the many readers who are Native and/or Black (and didn't have the opportunity to choose to bring anything with them). I hate that girls that, like me were reading fiends, have been hurt by so many insensitive assumptions and otherings like this in so many books. 1y
ErinSBecker Girls who were reading fiends like me, but not the immigrant white demographic being assumed by the author, I mean. 1y
KVanRead Very true. 1y
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I'm rereading the American Girl series I read as a child. I loved this book, BUT as an adult I'm furious that Felicity cares so much about this abused horse that she steals it to set it free, while her family owns at least one slave. I can't in good faith recommend this book, but I really wish I could. I would not read this to my child without talking to them about slavery.

KatieDid927 Oh yiiiikes, Felicity owned a slave?! I do ... not remember that. I owned Molly, but I‘m sure I read Felicity‘s book at one point. Ugh. 1y
ErinSBecker @KatieDid927 I definitely didn't notice this when I was a kid either, but Marcus, described in the front matter as "the man who helps Mr. Merriman at home and at the store is Black. The Looking Back section at the end explicitly stated that he is an "African American slave". 1y
ErinSBecker There's also a picture of a Black housemaid in Felicity Learns a Lesson. 1y
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ErinSBecker @KatieDid927 yeah. I really like the book but I just can't with this.... 1y
KatieDid927 White supremacy really does permeate absolutely everything. 1y
ErinSBecker They had such an opportunity here to have her learn something about freedom as an inborn trait and actually apply her empathy to human beings! 1y
KatieDid927 @ErinSBecker YES! It could have been a positive teachable moment. Why does a DOLL need to own human beings?! Gah. (edited) 1y
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Wild Seed | Octavia E Butler
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My first #bookspinbingo book this month is an omnibus of Octavia Butler's Patternmaster series. First is Wild Seed (in order of story chronology, not publication - think Magician's Nephew, not Lion, Witch, Wardrobe). Published only a year after her standalone classic Kindred (1979), Wild Seed is also set in antebellum USA. Instead of time travel, here we interact with the practice of chattel slavery through the viewpoints of two immortals. Cont.

ErinSBecker One Immortal, Doro, is a literal body snatcher, enslaving and breeding bodies for his use. The other, Anyanwu, is a shape shifter and powerful healer. Over the course of centuries, the two engage in a fiercely unhealthy and abusive relationship (imagine a semi-divine Heathcliff). Throughout, Butler explores the question of bodily autonomy, freedom, and devotion. Those familiar with her Xenogenesis trilogy, will also notice many themes of (cont) 1y
ErinSBecker Oankali biology show up here. Butler's imagination is so profound, however, that she weaves an entirely fresh story from these shared elements. This book is challenging - the first two chapters didn't hold my attention, but once I got further in I was completely hooked. 1y
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Just realized we need 25 books now for #bookspin since it's a bingo! I've increased my spread. Looking forward to seeing spin numbers! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Yes, you can either choose 25 books, or choose to have slots 21-25 be free spaces, whichever works best for your strategy!! 1y
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I'm jumping on at the last minute! Here we go! #bookspin

ErinSBecker Oh what now? We need 25 now? Oh man! 1y
wanderinglynn You can do it with 20. The last 5 spaces (21-25) become free spaces. 1y
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A Small Place | Jamaica Kincaid
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A powerful, lyrical denunciation of colonialism and tourism as its modern analog. The writing is so forceful it's like being struck. Repeatedly. This short work desires to be read and reread by every descendant of white colonizers.

WomanistBibliophile Kincaid‘s writing in this piece is so brilliant! 💖 1y
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My Lord, had I ever wished to deceive you, I have the wit to have done it successfully. 🎤⬇️

I'm loving this book. It's like #JaneAustin, but true, and with sex!

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"But Madame, a name is not so important. I am what you see, Madame, an honest man, of five feet and nine inches."

"Madame is convinced of your five feet, but she is not so sure of your nine inches." ??????

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Even though this took me three attempts, I would recommend it for anyone who enjoys creative / non-standard narrative styles (think Wittgenstein's Mistress, Portrait of the Artist). This is a classic of Native American literature and widely cited as foundational to understanding more recent works in that area. Trigger warning for war violence, PTSD, and alcoholism.

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Anyone else on here read Ceremony? Im on my third try, I'm halfway through now (furthest I've made it before was 80%). It's wonderful but sooooooo hard to read - slipstream narration, multiple pov characters who sometimes aren't identified, narrative switches back and forth between about five different times. Anyone here finish it and have any words of sustanence? I'd really like to finish it this time.

Johanna414 I read this years ago for a college class and I don‘t think I would have made it through without the classroom discussion to help me think things through! I ended up really enjoying it though 1y
ErinSBecker @Johanna414 thanks! I passed my previous bookmark! 1y
Johanna414 @ErinSBecker that‘s always a good sign! 1y
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This is the only book I read in August that fits our #womenintranslation prompt. This is supposed to be one of the best in the series, but I liked the two others Ive read so far more. This one did have some interesting digressions on the history of the expansion and militarization of the swedish police force though, which I thought was only something that happened in the US!

@chasingom @Emilymdxn

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I just finished reading Medical Apartheid with Blaire (sorry don't know your handle!). It was a fascinating review of US medical history's exploitative relationship with Black Americans. Hard to read but important.

@ChasingOm @Emilymdxn

ChasingOm I think her handle is @Blaire 😄 (if it‘s the same person, hah). This book is on my TBR! 1y
ErinSBecker @ChasingOm lol! Thanks! And definitely recommend moving this up your tbr list if you have the psychological stamina to read something dark right now... 1y
Blaire @chasingom yep it‘s me! 1y
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African Psycho: A Novel | Alain Mabanckou
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The typography of this title page is so spot on. #littlepleasures

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Okonkwo remembered that tragic year with a cold shiver throughout the rest of his life. It always surprised him when he thought of it later that he did not sink under the load of despair. He knew that he was a fierce fighter, but that year had been enough to break the heart of a lion.

"Since I survived that year," he always said, "I shall survive anything."

#2020 #endoftheworld #strength

ChasingOm I LOVE that sentiment. 1y
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I Like Mess | Marcia Leonard
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#20days20series #top20series day 8

Real Kids Readers by Kids Can Press (multiple authors). Good diversity. Late 90s. Fun stories. Level one readers appropriate for my 4 year old.

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Wicked Witch Murder | Leslie Meier
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#top20series #20days20series day 7

A solid cozy mystery series with something like 40 installments to date. Lovely for when you - just - can't.

jewright I love cozy mysteries when I want fluff to read! 1y
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#20series20days #top20series day 6

The Xenogenesis trilogy by Octavia Butler was amazing.

Ruthiella Ooh, great choice! I still have Adulthood Rites and Imago to read. 😀 1y
ErinSBecker @ruthiella - adulthood rights was even better than Dawn. Imago was interesting from a world building perspective, really got into how Oankali biology works. 1y
ErinSBecker Ugh rites 1y
NikkiM5 Such an excellent series 👍🏾 1y
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Bayou | Jeremy Love, Patrick Morgan
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#20series20days Day 5

A graphic novel series set in Jim Crow Louisiana. A young girl journeys through a mythic underworld in search of her father.

charl08 I've got my finger hovering on the "buy" button for several GNs right now. 1y
ErinSBecker @charl08 - did you take the plunge? 😆 1y
charl08 @ErinSBecker not yet. So tempting though. I made the mistake of going on Drawn & Quarterly website. Too much good stuff. 1y
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Death of a Peer | Ngaio Marsh
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"What do you think of me?" Asked Frid, striking an attitude. "Aren't I quite, quite lovely?"
"Don't tell her she is," said Colin. "The girl's a nymphomaniac."
"Darling!" Murmured lady Charles.
"My dear Colin," said his father, "it really would be a good idea if you stick to the words you understand."

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Death of a Peer | Ngaio Marsh
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"Alleyn began to feel as if Tinkerton was a bad cork and himself an inefficient corkscrew, drawing out unimportant fragments, while large lumps of testimony fell into the wine and were lost." ????

NikkiM5 😂 now that is a burn 1y
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Death of a Peer | Ngaio Marsh
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My first Marsh. Sooooooooo good! I have four others on my bookshelf and I'm going to go find one to start now!!!

rabbitprincess Light Thickens is my favourite! 1y
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White Plague | James Abel
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#20days20series day 4

The first two books of the James Rush series were fantastic (bonus points for biological accuracy). The third sucked hard (I read all but the last twenty pages and just couldn't make myself read any further). I may give the fourth (and last) in the series a go at some point though, based on the strength of the first two.

Ruthiella Why‘d he crap out on book three I wonder? 🤔 (edited) 1y
ErinSBecker @Ruthiella - I know! It was soooo disappointing. The first two were so clever. I managed to guess the plot twists but I think only because I have a microbiology degree. They were good! I really ought to try the fourth one 1y
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Any of the other parents on here identify with Mayzie?

Said Mayzie, a lazy bird hatching an egg:
"I'm tired and I'm bored
and I've kinks in my leg
From sitting just sitting here day after day
It's work! How I hate it!
I'd much rather play!
I'd take a vacation, fly off for a rest
If I could find someone to stay on my nest!
If I could find someone, I'd fly away - free..."

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Took a long time to get through, because I kept stopping to write down poems, and because I couldn't stop myself halfway through from returning to the beginning and reading it all again. Her series of religious poetry, reimagining biblical figures, were gorgeous, even though I'm not religious. Her poems about cancer were amazing - esp “leukemia as white rabbit“. I read this as an ebook but will definitely be buying a paper copy to love to pieces.

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#20series20days #top20series - day 3

My number 1 favorite mystery. Malla Nunn should be far more popular than she is. Nunn gives readers a detailed understanding of apartheid South African society, across all race classes and social strata, while displaying masterful layering of clues and phenomenal skill in characterization. One of those books where at the end all the pieces just fall into place and you can't believe you didn't see it before.

MsMelissa I‘m so glad to read this. I‘m not sure how many books there are in the series, but I have the first three ready to go. I must make a point of reading book one soon. 1y
EadieB I own 2 of these books and need to read them soon. 1y
ErinSBecker The first was phenomenal. The second was pretty weak in my opinion, but 3 and 4 were very good again 1y
ErinSBecker Only 4 in the series so far. I don't know if she's continuing it or moving on to other things. 1y
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Love Lies Bleeding | Edmund Crispin
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Not as brilliant as The Moving Toyshop, but still a satisfying example of Crispin's wit and literary verve. Would be greatly enjoyed by fans of Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair.

CarolynM I love Gervase Fen. 1y
ErinSBecker @batsy @CarolynM yay! Love finding fellow classic mystery fans! 1y
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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I'm taking the week off for my birthday and anniversary. Posting my reading goals here for motivation!

I'm not planning any #womenintranslation for the #integrateyourshelf challenge, but I do have 3 Black authors and one Indigenous (Blackfeet) author on the list. Wish me luck!

Ruthiella Good luck! I like tracking pages read like that. I don‘t do it all the time but it is satisfying when I do tick things off a list. 😀 Also Happy Birthday and Anniversary! 🥳 (edited) 1y
ErinSBecker Thanks @Ruthiella! I like it when I manage to do it too, but also often don't! 😂 1y
megnews Happy birthday. Happy anniversary. And good luck with your reading! Enjoy! 1y
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ChasingOm Happy Birthday and Anniversary! What a fantastic way to celebrate!! 🙌🏻 1y
Susanita Cheers to time off! 1y
sharread Happy Birthday 🥳 1y
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#top20series #20series20days

Day number 2 - the Martin Beck series is classic Nordic noir. Heralded for it's accuracy as a police procedural, this series has marvelous descriptive prose, a roundly developed cast of characters, and an understated sense of humor. Highly recommend.

#integrateyourshelf #womenintranslation

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The Boy in the Suitcase | Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis
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The Nina Borg series is fabulous, provided you're not looking for a feel-good read! The first two in this series were practically perfect. I wasn't as into the third and haven't read the fourth (and last) book yet, but intend to. This also counts towards this month's #womenintranslation challenge #integrateyourshelf

Nute I didn‘t know this book was part of a series. The title is scaring me!😱 (edited) 1y
ErinSBecker @nute - spoiler alert, the boy makes it through everything ok! 1y
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Poncia Vicencio | Conceio Evaristo
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#integrateyourshelf @ChasingOm @Emilymdxn

I don't read a lot of American fiction in translation, but Ponciá Vicencio by Conceição Evaristo springs to mind.

ChasingOm Oh wow, that sounds beautiful. 😍 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hi Littens, I just found out today that my dog has lymphoma and likely has a couple of months to live. He's only 5 and a half.

slategreyskies I‘m so sorry. That‘s terrible news. Hang in there. 💔 1y
Susanita 😢 1y
xicanti I‘m so sorry. 1y
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BeaG Sending love 1y
AmyK1 I‘m so sorry 😞 1y
Kappadeemom 😢😢 1y
Eggbeater My heart goes out to you. ❤ 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you everyone for all of the love. This has been a hard weekend. I'm glad we still have some time with him at least. 1y
Butterfinger I am so sorry. 1y
Lesanne I‘m so very sorry, I know how hard it is. 💔 1y
LeafingThroughLife 🥺😢 1y
JessTedrick I‘m so very sorry. 1y
effani I'm so sorry. 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you for your thoughts ❤️ 1y
swynn Very sorry to hear this. 1y
KVanRead Oh that‘s terrible! So sorry 💔 1y
RainyDayReading I am so sorry 💔 1y
Birdsong28 So sorry for your news. Sending you lots of love 😘 ❤️ 📚 📖 1y
Mrs_B 😢 so sorry - sending you big ❤️ 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you all dears. He's home from the ER now and we're giving him lots of love 1y
rabbitprincess Oh no! Poor pupper! Sending cuddles for him ❤️❤️ 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I am so sorry to hear that. My bff lost a dog to lymphoma. All you can do is give him lots of love. Sending love to you and the pup. 💞💞 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you lovies! 1y
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My leg collapsed under me while I was dancing around with the toddler last night. I haven't been able to walk all day. Have a cane now borrowed from a neighbor so a bit more mobile but still difficult. Good news is I have time to read, bad news is I can't get up to get the books I want so I'm reading whatever is in the room I land in. Luckily I have a bookshelf in almost every room. 😆

rabbitprincess Ouch! I hope your leg is back to full strength soon. Good strategy to have books in every room! 1y
ravenlee Oh no! I hope you have a swift recovery. 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you for the well wishes @rabbitprincess and @ravenlee 1y
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KVanRead Oh dear! Hope it mends fast! 1y
ozma.of.oz Yikes! I hope you feel better real soon! ❤️ 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you @KVanRead and @ozma.of.oz! 1y
PurpleTulipGirl Hope tomorrow is better! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Scary! I hope all is well and you heal up quickly! 1y
ErinSBecker Thank you @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick and @PurpleTulipGirl , it hasn't gotten any better so I'm going to try to go to urgent care tomorrow. Wish me luck! 1y
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Imago | Octavia E. Butler

On June 10th I made a commitment to myself to read only Black authors until the end of August. Since then, I've read 15 books by Black authors and half of two others by white authors. With new bookstore opening today, and big #bookhaul from that, finding it hard to motivate to stick to pledge, but I really want to. Any words of encouragement would be appreciated! 😁

julesG You can do this! 1y
Reagan That‘s a great goal! What is coming up next? 1y
TheKidUpstairs I'm always pushing myself to read more diverse authors. Here's one strategy I use: if there's a book by a white author that you want to read, ask yourself what it is that draws you to it right now, is it the plot, genre, author, etc. Then you can look for a book by a Black/BIPOC author that fulfills a similar feel. 1y
ErinSBecker Thanks @jules, @Reagan and @TheKidUpstairs! For what's next, definitely Medical Apartheid (just arrived in the mail) and possibly A History of White People. 1y
ErinSBecker And that's amazing advice @TheKidUpstairs. I will definitely be giving that a try. For me right now the challenge is that the books I want to read are super niche linguistics textbooks and I haven't been able to find any Black linguist authors other than John McWhorter - I've already read a lot of his stuff and he's also.... Pretty problematic turns out. Anyone know any Black linguists? I'll reach out on Twitter too! 1y
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Love Lies Bleeding | Edmund Crispin
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Our local library shut down for good last month, planned demolition and then a two year waiting period before new construction will be complete. In the meantime, they started a temp location, it's not yet open due to covid, BUT the friends of the lib store has moved into another, larger location, and OPENED TODAY!!!! My #bookhaul for this visit includes 8 golden age mysteries, a Sherman Alexie novel, and a book about the history of bookshelves. ❤️

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Penguin Says "Please" | Michael Dahl

Does #integrateyourshelf have a WhatsApp group and how can I get added?

KVanRead Yes there is a WhatsApp group. @ChasingOm or @Emilymdxn should be able to help you get added. 1y
ChasingOm Hey Erin! Email me at chasingom (at) gmail (dot) com and we‘ll get you added. Glad to have you join us! 😄 1y
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@ChasingOm @Emilymdxn

Books this year - 76
Black authors - 40 (53%)
Indigenous authors - 1
Non-BIPOC - 0
LGBTQIA+ - 5 that I know of

Favorite book this year (so far!) - A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

I have a whole stack of books by Indigenous authors that I'm raring to read, but I committed to reading only Black authors this summer.

#integrateyourshelf

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Hi Littens, I've been off app this week - what a week. I'm currently reaffirming my commitment to read Black authors and currently reading tagged and The New Jim Crow. Anyone up for a low key #buddyread? #blitsy #blackauthors #blacklivesmatter

Chelleo What a week indeed! I think there‘s a Stamped or White Fragility buddy read taking place. I‘ll see if I can find the link. 2y
Chelleo JackOBotts's post on Litsy https://litsy.com/p/b1cwdUdOeEo4 2y
ErinSBecker @Chelleo thank you :-) 2y
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Chelleo Sorry. I just realized I overlooked the 2 titles you mentioned 🤦🏾‍♀️ 2y
ErinSBecker @Chelleo no problem! Any relevant buddy read is good 2y
hermyknee @Chelleo @ErinSBecker How Long til Black Future Month is an incredible book of short stories! Jemisin‘s newest book is based on the last story in that collection and I just received my copy, so I‘d be up for a buddy read later on after you‘ve finished your current reads! I‘ll tag it here for anyone else interested 2y
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Fifteenth Summer | Michelle Dalton

Are the books in a #15books15weeks stack meant Tobe read in order, or freeform?