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Imbookenit

Joined September 2016

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This was such a refreshing read! I also felt so connected to the main character ethnically I don‘t think I have ever related so much to a main character before! #ya #acevedo #afrolatina #teenmom

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YALL I GET IT. I get why this book was so hyped. I don‘t read ya but I feel I need to get back into it as i am now officially a high school teacher. #ya #nicolayoon

violabrain Congratulations on officially being a teacher! (edited) 3mo
Imbookenit @violabrain Thank you!!!! 3mo
Liatrek This book gave me all the feels ❤️ The movie adaption was pretty good too! 3mo
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Cloven: The Vorrh (3) | Brian Catling
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LOOK

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I DIDN‘T KNOW THE VORHH WAS A TRILOGY AND I HAVE BEEN PINING FOR A READ LIKE THE VORHH #tbr #thevorhh #fiction

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My annual Dostoyevsky reading. I tend to read one ever year and a half as it takes me about a year and a half to get through one! But this one should be pretty fast, being only 280 v.s 700 pages #dostoyevsky

Imbookenit I LIED this will take forever, it‘s in first person 2y
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John Crow's Devil | Marlon James
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Continued...
But it did so in a confusing way that made me feel like it was perpetuating the incorrect and prejudiced thinking that, Gay men “turn” gay and only can “take care of themselves” through rape.
That being said, I‘m not an English professor so there are many things that went over my head and probably clarified those Also, this book is so much more complex then I have been able to write about, but this was just my initial reaction.

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John Crow's Devil | Marlon James
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This book should come with a trigger warning. So those who can not handle rape, violence, torture should not read this book.

The Rum Preacher is beaten near to death by a new man of God, Apostle York. In the fight over the souls of Gibbeah, the two men of God battle out what the meaning of God truly

This made me so heart broken as I think it was trying to link the horrors of rape in the church and what it meant to be Gay in the 1940‘s. Tbc

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I felt the need for comfort today #the hobbit #bilbo#baggins #tolkien

RaimeyGallant Great choice! And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio.
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Flillyboo I have this exact copy on my shelf. Found it at a thrift store. 2y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Yes, I know I‘m late to the party! #homegoing #yaagyasi #fiction 4.5/5📖

Emilymdxn Is that the American cover of the book?? So beautiful, I‘m British so I haven‘t seen it before 2y
Imbookenit @Emilymdxn I‘m not sure, it‘s the paper back so that‘s why it looks different from the yellow one. 2y
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The Idiot | Elif Batuman
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Selin, a Harvard student, stuck thinking about language and its relation it has to expressing thought and more distinctly, Love. #theidiot #fiction I‘m not sure what to think of it, except, I couldn‘t put it down. The book wasn‘t deeply thought provoking, nor relatable due to the incredible privileged life style she lived. But the sends of numbness and pain of being lead on felt relatable. 3.75/5📖

Emilymdxn I just finished this book too! There were some aspects I couldn‘t relate to (particularly as a British person with no clue how American universities work) but the protagonist felt so real and it was so original. 2y
Imbookenit @Emilymdxn Harvard‘s school system is deferent from many colleges, so I also had a hard time relating to that too. I felt the protagonist was gray. All the other characters made her story interesting. Which I guess was her point. 2y
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This was a really great and comprehensible text on the history of tea. It does a great job of giving you a taste of each important aspect about tea‘s long history while calling out the atrocities that the tea “trade” incited. #tea #teahistory #nonfiction 4.5/5📖

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Ate this book up. Murakami‘s style of writing feels so familiar. Meaning to say that there is a sense of speaking with an old friend, which lends its self well to this book. Tsukuru Tazaki goes on a journey to uncover the truth of his banishment and deals with the idea of pure and painful loneliness. 4.5/5📖 #Murakami #colorlessTsukuruTazaki

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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Well that was the oddest book I have ever read!

Slightly creepy story about a boy who is stuck in a library and becomes friends with a voiceless girl and a sheep man. 3.5/5📖

#harukimurakami #libraries #thestrangelibrary #murakami #shortread

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Siddartha | Hermann Hesse
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I am blessed enough to work next to #boneshakerbooks which I swear only stocks the most beautiful edition of books.

Lovely book, lovely contents. There is a lot to think about with this book. I feel I'm going to need to read through it a couple more times.

4.5/5📚 #hermannhesse #siddhartha

Paperback.Propensity Oh that one is so beautiful 2y
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Yah, at this point Teju Cole has become my new favorite author.

After reading his other two books #opencity and #knownandstrangerthings I this this one is my least favorite.

Cole'd main character heads back to Nigeria for a few months and reflects back on life in Lagos as he was a boy and now.

This story feels like a continuation from Open City only with less philosophical ideas to grapple with.

3.7/5📚#everydayisforthetheif #fiction

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The Idiot | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The third Dostoyevsky book I have read. The Idiot is about a prince who has epilepsy and because of this all the characters around him believe him to be an idiot. In reality he is the most wise and kindest of all the characters. Due to his kindness he becomes trapped in a hero complex that makes him want to "save" the "mad" and beautiful Nastasya Filippovna from insanity. 4/5?#dostoyevsky #theidiot #fiction

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Open City | Teju Cole
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Comforting and philosophical read. About a man pondering his childhood, culture and race. 4.5/5📖#fiction #tejucole #opencity

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#thebulletcatchersdaughter
Was alright, wasn't too much mystery to it 3/5📚#steampunk #fiction

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N.P. | Banana Yoshimoto
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A book about a writer who commits suicide before his last book can be translated and the book's ability to inflict grief and misery and eventually suicide to every translator there after.

Again, Banana Yoshimoto creates a story which fills the reader with suspense yet peace, grief and yet utter bliss. 5/5📖#np bananayoshimoto #banana #yoshimoto #fiction #japaneselit

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I really liked this book, here's why. I felt intrigued with what was happening to every character in the book, which doesn't often happen. Each character had an observably different voice. The authoralso didn't make this a sob story, meaning to say she gave the characters dimensions and didn't make the reader pity her characters. She made the reader see them as humans with complex lives. 4/5📖#fiction #boo

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.... um ya. That sucked to read. I have no clue what I just read. It was the most frustrating read if my life. #paulofreire #education

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I'm in a reading group and one of the members chose this for me to read this month! #nonfiction #bestseller #katherineboo #bookchallenge

slhbooks Excellent choice! Lots to think about and discuss. 3y
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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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My dad picked this up for me because he believes every young American should read this. Thanks dad! #classics #thoreau #walden

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So cute! Oh! And the cover is cute too ;) #childrensfiction #fiction

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THIS IS THE SWEETEST BOOK EVER! I'm in love! #fairies #moonchild #swampcreatures #witches #magic #fiction #childrensbooks

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?What do you guys think about this quote?! How do we define "rebellion" now a days? AND who is labeled rebellious and why? What connections do y'all make to the present day? #questions #discussions #rebellion #thomasjefferson

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Assata: An Autobiography | Assata Shakur
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First purchases of the year! Assata is mine and the other is my friends!

We went to Mayday Books in Minneapolis, very old school.

#assatashakur #williamdavies #thehappinessindustry

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🎉🎉🎉🎉Happy New Year🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Starting the new year off with a chapter from each of my 2017 intimidating reads!

I hope your year is filled with happiness, compassion, good food and even better books!

#theidiot #dostoyevsky #howardzinn #intimidatingreads #happynewyear

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And that my friends is a wrap of 2016 reading... well completed books.

Again another fantastic compilation on teaching. This time it focused on the need to a) recognize the dialects used around us b) recognize the worth and beauty of Ebonics, especially in the classroom and c) that the use of Ebonics does not in any way mean an "inferior" use of English. It does not mean "uneducated". 5/5?

Must read. #lisadelpit #education

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Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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The second to last book of the year has been finished!

It was my least favorite of the Hitchhiker's Guide "trilogy". Some of the most beloved characters were not in it and unlike the others, where you could follow the story plot a little, this one was completely different.

I must say I was a little disappointed and incredibly sad. 3.6/5?
#douglasadams #mostlyharmless #hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy

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A friend and I went on a walk, found ourselves at Half Price Bookstore. When we got there, there was a 20% off sale!!! #N.P #bananyoshimoto #dianawynnejones #burmeselives #invisible cities #decemberbookbuy

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I read this fairly quickly and I think I missed a lot of its beauty, like why it's structured and the composed the way it is.

This books is a story of an extraordinarily strong woman who crosses to the U.S to find her brother and bring him home.

It reads like poetry and is very dark and almost morbid. I really liked it 4.5/5📖

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Dinosaurios Al Atardecer | Mary Pope Osborne
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So I got this when I first started to learn Spanish... I have yet to read lol #seasonsreadings2016 #notinenglish

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The Anybodies | N. E. Bode
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I haven't read this in a really long time, but as I can remember the house is built out of books. This is the only book I have that is about a library or to that theme. I must have read this 5 times growing up! I loved it, I think I need to read this again :) #seasonsreadings2016 #setinlibraries

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Sophie Hatter. She is an old, sassy, hardworking grandma for most the book. She has to deal with Howl's vanity and stupidity and ends up breaking his curse because he's too scared to!

This is my all time favorite book and I think it's because I can relate to Sophie so well!
#seasonsreadings2016 #kickassheriones

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Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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This is my December reading list! December means break, break means lots of reading!!!
#seasonsreadings2016 #March #mrpalomar #witchweekly #dunemessiah #signsprecedingtheendoftheworld #mostlyharmless

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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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Happy Thanks Giving!!! I needed groceries this morning so thanks to amazon prime I got them in an hour! But because you have to have a set price in order for them to deliver, I grabbed Maus while I was at it.

I must admit it's a little dark for today, but it's a needed read so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
#happythanksgiving #maus #spiegalman

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I'm doing my first buddy read!!!! My friend Abby and I are excited to start this! I have only heard good things about this!📚#thegirlwithallthegifts #m.r.carey #sciencefiction

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Finished this a little bit ago! I enjoyed it. I thought Felix was a wonderful character but he got a little bit dull at points. When I read I can see what I'm reading as if I'm watching a movie.

If you are worried about not have read The Tempest no worries it all gets explained in the book!

While reading everything was in gray for me. I would rate it 3.5/5 #hagseed #margaretatwood #retelling

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Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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I biked 30 miles today so I rewarded/ consoled my self. I'm in so much pain #DouglAdams #mostlyharmless #sciencefiction #calvino #somuchpain

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I am loving this book. Juan Gonzalez does a fantastic job of getting into the why's the how and the who's. I was really excited to read about Dominicans because I have never read about my own culture before. #harvestofempire #nonfiction #nonfictionnovember #history

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Started this while baby sitting today, it's really weird! I now need to run to the library to read the rest!

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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This is pretty good so far! I have never read a Margret Atwood! I really like Felix because he is not impulsive, he thinks through his actions and I really like that about him so far. I'm only 92 pg.s though! #hagseed #margretatwood #temptest #fiction

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#bestcharactername José Arcadio for #booktober but guess which one! #onehundredyearsofsolitude #gabrielgarcíamárquez

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Kitchen (Original) | Banana Yoshimoto
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Here are some of my short story/ reads favorites and one short story collection! #booktober #latetothe game #kitchen #bananayoshimoto #Hemingway #LisaDelpit #katedicamillo

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Fantastic!!!! This was just what I needed I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but because I'm dumb and locked my self out of my account I couldn't up date :/ .

If you want incredibly witty characters and woman who won't deal with their men's crap, than this is so for you! #thegentleman #forrestleo #debut novel #books

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 3y
Imbookenit Thank you! 3y
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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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Finished. It was fantastic, his writing was so sweet and sincere and unapologetic. #Hemingway #amoveablefeast #paris #classic

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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I always forget how incredibly lucky I am to be able to purchase books and how easily excisable they are to me. I had had needed to read this first sentence over. #Hemingway #earnesthemingway #amoveablefeast

RealLifeReading Good point! 3y
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We Need New Names: A Novel | NoViolet Bulawayo
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I devoured this book. It was an easy read, in terms of sentence structure and length. But, the content is far from easy to get through. My favorite chapter is How They Lived. I was near tears. Please read this, it is an important read.#novioletbulawayo #weneednewnames #fiction

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