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JenniferP

JenniferP

Joined June 2017

“Well behaved women seldom make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. I‘m also at http://www.librarything.com/topic/327952#n7440798
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It‘s #blackhistorymonth and this was one of my #roll100 books. No brainer to finally get to this Pulitzer Prize winner.

jlhammar This book is so good! Infuriating, but excellent. 3d
JenniferP @jlhammar I can already tell this will be and uncomfortable and disturbing book to read, but it is important. 2d
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The Lost Garden: A Novel | Helen Humphreys
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Lovely, short book about a group of women who volunteer to grow food for the WWII war effort. Lots of references to Virginia Woolf‘s To the Lighthouse, so an added benefit that it prompted a reread of that book for me.

TrishB Love Humphreys ❤️ 4d
batsy I love this book! 4d
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West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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Number 83 for #roll100 got this book off my kindle TBR pile. I read the first 50 pages and just didn‘t find it worth my reading time. Cute premise and I know a lot of people liked it, but too many other books out there!

BarbaraBB Good you joined #Roll100 to get it out of the way! 7d
BarbaraBB Tagging @PuddleJumper so she can add you next month! 7d
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Just got back from a vacation to Disney World with extended family and thinking about finally reading this children‘s classic. Inspired by the mug I bought at Epcot!

BarbaraBB Lovely edition! 7d
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Eye opening book that delves beneath the narrative of the famous abolitionist Grimke sisters to explore their entire family, including the Black cousins their brother fathered with one of the women he enslaved. Highly recommended!

SamAnne There was a really good review in the NYT over the week-end. (edited) 2w
JenniferP @SamAnne Off to read it! 2w
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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I didn‘t like this second book in the Perveen Mistry mystery series as much as the first. Still had good cultural details and an interesting setting, but the mystery was kind of boring and the main character started to grate on me. Not sure I‘ll continue with the series.

BarbaraBB I haven‘t heard of this series 3w
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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Recently discovered this mystery series set in 1920s India with a female lawyer for the main character. Anyone else a fan?

ChasingOm 🙋🏻‍♀️ 3w
bnp Haven't read this one, but read and enjoyed the first two. 3w
quietjenn I need to get back to this series. I've only read the first one, but I really liked it. And way back when I really liked her first series (not historical). 3w
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Anne: A Novel | Constance Fenimore Woolson
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All the love for this little known woman American author who wrote in the late 19th century. Beautiful writing, a dramatic plot, fantastic cast of characters, and a well-drawn romance. This book deserves to be read with the other Victorians! I also thought it would be a great #persephone catalog addition

batsy This sounds good! 3w
Ruthiella I think there are a few American women authors who were very popular in their day but never got added to the “canon” and are now subsequently obscured. It‘d be wonderful if a publisher could reprint some of them. 3w
JenniferP @Ruthiella Woolson has a library of American collection of short stories that is still in print, but it doesn't look like any of her novels are (she wrote about 4). Woolson is also heavily featured in The Master by Colm Toibin, historical fiction about Henry James. I didn't connect her to that until I read a biography of Woolson last year. 3w
Tamra I will check it out! New to me! 3w
BarbaraBB This sounds very good! 3w
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Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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I wasn‘t a fan of this one. Couldn‘t reconcile the humor with the sad situations. And too many exclamation points!!!!

BarbaraBB I am never really in sync with Toews but I know I am a minority 😄 4w
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It‘s hard to wait for the mail! Sticking to the plan of reading each letter on the date it was written and anxiously waiting for the second letter on January 13! #clarissa

Lcsmcat It brings back memories of waiting for letters from pen pals when I was young (and the internet didn‘t exist.) 4w
BarbaraBB I was thinking of your year long read! This one seems a good one (edited) 4w
BarbaraBB Did you join the buddy read hosted by @lcsmcat? Check the hashtag #clarissa. It sounds so tempting. I am still on the fence about jumping in! (edited) 4w
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JenniferP @BarbaraBB I did join it! Hopefully it will keep me more active on Litsy. And help me get through Clarissa! 4w
JenniferP @Lcsmcat yes, pen pals! So fun. 4w
BarbaraBB I hope so too! Are you reading the shortlist of the Tournament of Books? In that case you can join me in a really nice Litsy event. Kay (ridgewaygirl) will be joining too. I‘ll drag you into Litsy 😀😘 4w
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Starting off 2023 with this nonfiction book about medieval manuscripts. Every year I give litsy a try and fail to keep up - maybe 2023 is the year I commit!

catiewithac This looks like a good book! 1mo
charl08 Ooh I want to read this one! 1mo
BarbaraBB I am extremely glad you keep trying! 1mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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A cold day, a warm puppy, and a good book.

Julsmarshall Awww! 😍 13mo
BarbaraBB So cute 🥰 13mo
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My holiday book haul plus lots of gift cards for more!

BarbaraBB Great haul 🥰 13mo
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We are starting a year long group read of the tagged book in 2022. I've created a discussion thread on LT at https://www.librarything.com/topic/337722 and I will also post on Litsy if there is anyone who is interested but not on LibraryThing. Please join us - it looks like a fascinating book! #1001books #nyrb #yearlonggroupread

BarbaraBB @LitsyEvents can you repost? Thanks!! (edited) 14mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to it. I saw the reading schedule on LT. Looking good. 14mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman @bnp @BookwormM I think we need a hashtag. (I kinda like #uwe but probably better #anniversariesbuddyread or something similar. ) Anyway, thoughts? 13mo
BarbaraBB @Graywacke I go for the short one and really like #Uwe! 13mo
JenniferP @Graywacke I like #uwe too! 13mo
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Is anyone interested as reading this as a year long group read in 2022? I‘d love some company! #1001books #nryb

vivastory This sounds interesting.. 14mo
BarbaraBB Yes, I‘d love to! I‘ve been meaning to read it for a long time. Thanks for asking! @emilyhaldi @vivastory are you in as well? 14mo
vivastory @BarbaraBB Count me in! I'm going to order a copy 📚 14mo
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BarbaraBB @vivastory Nice! I just did too. Great idea Jennifer! 14mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB @vivastory Excellent! I'm so happy to have some company! I'm much more comfortable on LT, so we'll have to talk about how to best do a group read on litsy. 14mo
vivastory @JenniferP @BarbaraBB I'm also on LT (infrequent user). We can use that for the main discussion if you would like. 14mo
BarbaraBB @JenniferP @vivastory I‘m okay with both! I don‘t think @emilyhaldi is on LT but she just had a baby and won‘t have much time to read I guess. 14mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB @vivastory I had asked on LT in the 1001 books group if anyone would like to read this and didn't get any takers, but maybe I'll bump it up. If we get some interest there we could use LT and if not I'm willing to try litsy. On Litsy, would we just periodically make a post and tag each other as we read and have comments?
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vivastory @JenniferP @BarbaraBB Sounds good. I think that periodic posts with tagging each other would be a good idea. Maybe at the end of the month we could exchange our thoughts on the book for that particular month? General impression for the month etc 14mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory @JenniferP That sounds good to me. Looking forward to it! 14mo
Graywacke Interested 🙋🏻‍♂️ - but it might be an overly optimistic interest considering what else i plan to read. 14mo
vivastory @Graywacke You should join! 14mo
JenniferP @Graywacke @BarbaraBB @vivastory - we'd love to have you! I looked at the book and there are 4 volumes. They aren't even in pages, but roughly 400-450 each. I think matching those volumes up with 3 month chunks of the year would work well. Keeps it a pretty loose schedule. I've had a couple people on LT express loose interest as well, so I'm thinking of starting a thread in the 1001 books group. I'm happy to discuss on both litsy and LT! 14mo
BarbaraBB @Graywacke Yay Dan, It would be great to have you join us! It seems not too hard if I hear you @JenniferP I hope my copy will be delivered soon. I know @Liz_M read it, maybe she can tell us what to expect! 14mo
Liz_M It's is not difficult at all -- just long. It should be easy to break up as it is structured in daily entries (Aug 21, 1967 - Aug 20, 1968). I think it is better read in larger chunks, which help the flow given the jumping around in two main storylines and the plethora of narrators. Also, as Americans with not a strong grounding in European history, as you near the end of the novel check out the historical significance of the end date. 14mo
JenniferP @Liz_M good to know! Fair warning to all - I often end up reading faster than planned once I get in a groove with a book, but I will stay on the discussion pace. And thanks for the tip about the end date - I'll look into it! I will definitely like a group to help each other with the European history. Feel free, all, to tag anyone else on litsy who might be interested! 14mo
Graywacke @vivastory @BarbaraBB - I think you convinced me. I‘ll hunt down a copy today. @Liz_M Good info. Thanks! (edited) 14mo
emilyhaldi Thanks for thinking of me!!! I would love to join this read along but @BarbaraBB is right that this new little baby has taken up a bit of my time these days 🙃 I also start a new job on 1/5 so that doesn‘t help matters. Keep me posted once you get started and I‘ll see if I can swing it! 🤞🏻 14mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi We will, no pressure! Is little Hank doing good? Are you enjoying motherhood? 14mo
JenniferP @emilyhaldi we'd love you to join, but I get it on being a new mom plus new job! We'll keep you tagged when we start. 14mo
arubabookwoman I will join in the group read whether on Litsy or LT, and will attempt not to drop out, though I'm usually pretty bad at following through with things like this. I already have the multivolume set on my shelf, and started it once in the past. (At the same time Liz did). 14mo
vivastory @JenniferP @BarbaraBB I have been thinking about it & I think I'm going to need to bow out of the group read. I have a lot going on right now & not sure that a year long commitment would be a good idea for me. Sorry! I will definitely be following your posts with interest. 14mo
BarbaraBB I am sorry to hear that @vivastory but you should take care of yourself and not do things that feel obligatory 🤍. (edited) 14mo
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman Happy You‘re joining Deborah! I‘m not as disciplined as Jennifer either (Proust took me 3 years) but I‘m excited to try! 14mo
JenniferP @vivastory totally understand! I always get excited about group reads but sometimes when I think about actually getting down to doing it I realize it's too much. Hope you'll still follow along a bit and maybe you'll get to it some other time! 14mo
JenniferP @BarbaraBB @graywacke @arubabookwoman Next question is if we'd like our main posts to be on litsy or LT? I did have two LTers who don't do litsy express a little interest in following along. If we did LT, I would still post about Anniversaires at the end of each quarter on litsy to make sure we aren't leaving anyone out. Thoughts? 14mo
bnp @JenniferP I'm on LT more than Litsy, but can do either. my question is, are we doing weekly discussions? Once a month? Just posting as we go? (I would like some structure where I'm accountable to show up, otherwise I get distracted by shiny new things. ) 14mo
BarbaraBB @JenniferP Let‘s do both indeed. I know Dan, Deborah, you and @bnp are active on LT. I prefer Litsy but I can follow along on LT too of course! Thanks Jennifer! (edited) 14mo
Graywacke @BarbaraBB I like this idea. 14mo
Graywacke @bnp ok, I don‘t have the book yet and haven‘t 100% committed yet, but for what it‘s worth I‘m in favor of more structure over less. (Also, I‘m in favor of a lazy pace, if that‘s an option. But ok regardless, as long as i can manage it.) 14mo
BarbaraBB Like @Graywacke I‘m in favor of a lazy pace 😀 but I think your proposal to read a volume each 3 months seems pretty relaxed! 14mo
bnp I'd like a slow pace too - I took 1700 pages & divided by 48 weeks & came up with 35 pages/week with a few weeks in there for I -didn't-get -to -it-this-week. Is that doable? 14mo
Graywacke @bnp i think so. (I ordered a copy today. My boxed set should arrive the 1st week of January.) 14mo
JenniferP I will start a thread somewhere on LT at some point this week and provide a link here when it's up. There are lots of options for pacing. You could do one day per day since it's a daily journal, though they differ in length. I will aim to finish one volume per quarter, likely reading in bursts and then taking breaks rather than doing 4-5 pages per day, but any of the above will keep us in roughly the same place to discuss. 14mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB Hank is great and we had a good rhythm going!…then he hit 4 months and things went haywire 🤪 he‘s not loving naps recently & with holiday activities reading has been a struggle. Hoping we get things somewhat back on schedule before I start work next week 🤞🏻hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying the holidays!!! ❤️ 13mo
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi A rhythm is a must for working mothers but it‘s hard to keep it going. My daughter didn‘t nap during the day, that was hell 🥴. Good luck with work. Are you looking forward to it or is it hard to leave little Hank? 13mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB ugh, the no napping is brutal 😑 I‘m feeling very sad to leave Hank for the new job, and stressed about balancing everything, but trying to be positive 😅 13mo
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Once There Were Wolves | Charlotte McConaghy
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Loved this book just as much as Migrations. McConaghy does a fantastic job at combining a focus on environmental issues with great characters and plot. Highly recommended!

AmyG Yes! Such a great book. I love when people love this, too. 1y
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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I loved this novel about Rosalie Iron Wing and her journey to discover her past and the history of her Dakhóta tribe. As with much Indigenous writing, rediscovering our lost connection with the earth is central. A lovely, emotional book that manages to avoid being annoyingly sentimental. #indigenousauthor

BarbaraBB Sounds very good. And important 1y
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A maddening look at how women‘s issues and bodies have been ignored, abused, and unplanned for in societies around the world. Hard to read, but so important to shine a light on.

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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This book fit my reading mood exactly. I was annoyed at the male doctor trying to speak for and heal the voiceless woman but nevertheless I read compulsively til the end. #BOTM

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Trying to pick my next book and leaning towards the tagged book. Can‘t tell if this pup is trying to help or hinder . . . #dogsoflitsy

TheSpineView Seems to be indifferent! 💜🐾 1y
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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Impressive debut novel about a 1970s logging community and a dying way of life. The characters are deeply drawn and so memorable. You‘ll be longing for a happy ending and racing to the end to see if you get one (no spoiler on yes or no!). #botm

BarbaraBB It sounds good. By the way, I just finished the new book by the author of Migrations and it‘s just as good. Just saying 😉😘 1y
JenniferP Noted! It‘s on hold at my library. 1y
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Starting this, which I picked up in the author‘s hometown of Traverse City, Michigan at a wonderful independent bookstore.

Tamra Love the cover! 2y
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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I went to a bookstore!

Liz_M I've been hearing great things about Migrations. And Oyeyemi is a fascinating writer. 2y
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on Migrations. It is my favorite of the year so far! 2y
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Most conservation books make me feel hopeless, but this book about using native plants in your yard to create a habitat for caterpillars, butterflies, birds, and bees made me feel like I could do something to help. This is a book to convince you, not a how-to manual, which some reviewers didn‘t like. Highly recommended!

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Hideous Kinky | Esther Freud
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Despite the horrible cover and title, I loved this book. Told from a five year old‘s perspective, it tells the story of a selfish young mother who drags her kids with her on a spiritual journey to Marrakech. Their cultural experiences there are interesting and it‘s just a really well written book. #1001books

BarbaraBB I remember loving this movie 2y
BarbaraBB And Esther Freud is such a good writer. 2y
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A ground breaking novel about transgender life experience that pushes the boundaries of who is included in motherhood. Not perfect technically, but a worthwhile book for expanding your point of view.

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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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Once I realized this was a retelling of the Iliad and odyssey from female perspectives and not supposed to be a deep dive into a few characters, I really enjoy this Greek myth retelling.

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I‘m just starting this and think it‘s going to be just my kind of book.

TrishB Oh I have this one on my tbr! 2y
rubyslippersreads This looks great! 2y
batsy I really want to read this! 2y
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The Genius of Birds | Jennifer Ackerman
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This was a fascinating look at intelligence in birds - solving puzzles, amazing navigation, working in groups - it was really interesting. And check out my backyard - the one time a year it looks gorgeous!

Simona Sounds good! 2y
Sparklemn Your flowers are lovely.
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Loved this multi-generational family drama set in the Midwest. A father‘s will splits two sisters apart - will beer bring them back together?

Prairiegirl_reading I really enjoyed this book. It got me curious about craft beer, typically not a beer drinker but I now enjoy trying different styles and flavours. I actually drove to the liquor store while listening. 2y
JenniferP @Prairiegirl_reading I have several friends that brew small batch craft beer and I do really enjoy beer occasionally. Not a fan of super hoppy beer, but I love stouts and milder ales. 2y
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Fun mystery - predictable ending and some character cluelessness didn‘t make me turn pages any slower! I will read more by Ruth Ware when I want a compulsively readable mystery.

BarbaraBB I might check this out, I‘ve been looking for compulsively readable! (edited) 2y
Twainy I‘ve only read one book by her & this could describe that one too 😆 sometimes I just need a quick, fun, addictive mindless read 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
AlisBookNookCorner I read this and A Woman in Cabin 10, I enjoyed AWIC10 more. But both were enjoyable, I just started her novel, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and I can already feel Ware's predictable writing shing through. She's my fun guilty pleasure author 😆 2y
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The Beginning of Spring | Penelope Fitzgerald
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This book was ok - a lot happens in this slim novel. A British family living in 1911 Russia - the mother runs off, Russian politics are explored, philosophical discussions abound. I was a little lost for the point of the novel. But, I got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine yesterday, so I was happy to lay on the couch and read while the aches and chills subside.

BarbaraBB You‘re so lucky to have received the vaccin! Enjoy your day - the picture looks lovely! 2y
JenniferP @BarbaraBB Agreed! I feel very lucky! 2y
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Even As We Breathe: A Novel | Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
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Really excellent debut fiction about a young Cherokee man trying to find his path in 1940s North Carolina. I just visited this area and found this work by a local author. Highly recommended - good characters and relationships, interesting time period and setting, and a little mystery. #indigenousauthors

BarbaraBB This sounds so good! 2y
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The Genius of Birds | Jennifer Ackerman
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It‘s a perfect day for the backyard hammock!

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Children's Blizzard | Melanie Benjamin
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I read two great books over spring break - the tagged is compelling historical fiction about a blizzard in the 1880s. And House of the Spirits, the family epic set in the political upheavals of 20th century Chile. #1001books #ListySpringBreak

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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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My April #botm choice! This one was already on my list from early reviews. Excited!

Come-read-with-me I chose this one too. I‘m really looking forward to it! 2y
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My reading spot today. #safetravels #springbreak

BarbaraBB That looks perfect for a spring break. I loved the book by the way, but read it a lifetime ago. 2y
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Loved this book about the first woman to hold a medical degree in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, and her sister, Emily, who followed in her footsteps. Also, it was a lovely spring day for baseball practice!

BarbaraBB Great cover too! 2y
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Next nonfiction book up and a good one for #womenshistorymonth

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This was ok, but not great. It‘s a biography of John Wesley Powell, a late 1800s explorer of the Grand Canyon and the west. He was famous for creating topographical maps that helped show the aridity of the region. His hope was to have people use the land in a way that reflected the lack of water. Didn‘t really work. Interesting but I wanted more science explained.

Liz_M Daffodils! It must actually be spring near DC! 2y
JenniferP @Liz_M yes! 60s all week, daffodils, crocuses, and spring beauties all out! I do love the early spring here after growing up in Chicago. 2y
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Effi Briest | Theodor Fontane
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The German version of the “adultery classic”. Effi is a very young, exuberant, and naive girl when she marries a middle aged, proper, career-oriented man. No one will be surprised by the ending! Great writing and I loved Effi! #1001books #bookspin

BarbaraBB That is an encouraging review, thanks! It has been sitting on my shelves for years and it somehow scared me! 2y
JenniferP @BarbaraBB it wasn‘t hard to read - and it‘s pretty short! 2y
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Effi Briest | Theodor Fontane
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Starting this today and wondering how to pronounce “Briest” - one syllable like “priest”, two syllables like “Bree-est”? Other? #1001books

Ruthiella Like “priest” but with a b. 2y
JenniferP @Ruthiella thank you! 2y
BarbaraBB This one is sitting on my shelves too. 2y
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Love | Toni Morrison
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Yesterday was a beautiful taste of spring so I sat outside to finish Love. This Morrison novel explores the impact of one deceased man on his child wife, granddaughter, and daughter-in-law. I found it less about love and more about jealousy and miscommunication. Excellent writing as always.

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One of my favorite recent nonfiction reads about strong, intelligent, impactful women. #internationalwomensday

sarahljensen Thanks for this! *Added to my TBR pile* :) 2y
JenniferP @sarahljensen excellent! It was a good one. 2y
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Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
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Finished my 18th (I think) book by Trollope. This is a good one surrounding a possibly forged will and the ethics of defending the guilty in a court of law. Next up, Toni Morrison!

Leftcoastzen I need to get back to Trollope , I think I have read 4 of his books.🤔 2y
JenniferP @Leftcoastzen I like his Barchester Towers series best, though that might be because I read it first! 2y
Leftcoastzen There is a casual group here on Litsy #Trollopeing we are just about to start the 2nd book of the Barchester series March 15th . I really loved this one but read it a long time ago 2y
JenniferP @Leftcoastzen I saw that that group read was happening! Have fun - they are so great. I think He Knew He Was Right is my favorite stand alone. 2y
Ruthiella I‘m a huge Trollope fan and have Orley Farm on the TBR for this year! 😀 Looking forward to it. 2y
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Beheld | TaraShea Nesbit
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You‘d never know from reading primary source accounts that women even existed in Plymouth, the first Puritan colony. Nesbit tries to remedy that by giving voice to two women, Governor William Bradford‘s second wife Alice, and an freed indentured servant, Eleanor. These women enlighten the problems and conflicts in this sometimes glorified early American settlement.

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What's Mine and Yours | Naima Coster
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My first #botm #bookmail! Gotta admit, that blue box is pretty exciting.

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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What came first the bad mom or the evil child? Three generations of toxic mother/daughter relationships create a page turner with a great ending.

BarbaraBB This sounds really good!! #stacked 2y
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My #birthdaybookhaul! The #nyrb not tagged is The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.

Twainy Happy Birthday 🎂 🎁 🎉 2y
Suet624 So fun! Happy birthday! 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚❤️📚❤️ 2y
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BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎈 Is Anniversaries your long read this year? 2y
JenniferP @BarbaraBB I think I might save it for next year. Or at least the fall when my kids will hopefully be back in school. I don‘t think I can handle a long read this year with the kids still in virtual school at home! 2y
BarbaraBB That‘s probably a wise decision! Maybe I‘ll join you next year. I‘ve been fascinated by this one since @Liz_M read it and of course it‘s 1001. 2y
JenniferP @BarbaraBB that would be great! I love to have a year long group read. Let‘s remember to talk about it in the fall. And, yes, @Liz_M got me intrigued as well! 2y
Liz_M Yay! 🙌 And you're welcome @BarbaraBB, @JenniferP 😁 2y
BarbaraBB Will do! Maybe @emilyhaldi will like to join too, I think I remember she has a copy of the books as well! However, the fall is a long time away! 🍂 (edited) 2y
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB Thanks for thinking of me!! I do have a copy of Anniversaries and would love to do a read along. I may never pick it up on my own otherwise ... 😅 2y
JenniferP @emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB great! I will need time to gear up, but I‘ll start getting in the right frame of mind to read it next year. 2y
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#bookspin complete just in time! Library books, #1001books, #nyrb, off the shelf/kindle. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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