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Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age | Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
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There is not enough love that I can give for this book.

This book is for everyone. The author tells about her life and thing that have happened to her in ways that people that have experienced it can. Those of us that have some sort of privilege can only imagine, and then those things we try to imagine fall short.

I am so happy and fortunate that Amani Al-Khatahtbeh wrote this book, and also that the library here in Lexington chose to buy it

M-D And that it was on display when @Kat_Reads and I went to the library, and that I was able to borrow it. (edited) 3y
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This is what I am reading today. Picked this up at the Library. This coffee table book tells of the Japanese incarceration during World War 2, mostly through pictures that have been thoroughly researched. The photography was done by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Clem Albers and others. Just starting this but very interesting so far.

BookishMarginalia Sounds right up my alley 3y
kyraleseberg I've been reading about this in a book about Dorothea Lange. She took some really powerful photos of the internment camps. She was an outspoken protestor of the camps and I admire her ability to step in to the field and document it so powerfully. I'm embarrassed to say I had no idea about this piece of U.S. History until I was about 24 years old; they never mentioned it at all in history classes in high school or college. (edited) 3y
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Zeitoun | Dave Eggers
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Book haul from earlier today with @Kat_Reads thanks a million for the early birthday present. I really needed it, I was almost out of books to read 🤣🤣🤣

There are a couple in here that will help me on my #192019 Tropic of Cancer, Babbitt and Sons and Lovers to name a few.

Kat_Reads You're so welcome 😘 3y
LeahBergen Zeitoun and Manhunt are great. 👍🏼 3y
Reviewsbylola I love it!! 3y
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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Starting off my #dystopian challenge with a classic. It's been a long time since I have read this.

Melwilk Love this book ❤❤ 3y
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1984 | George Orwell

I keep finding things to challenge myself with. With the outcome of the election and everything else that has been happening I have challenged myself to read as many #dystopian books as possible before the end of the year or until Agent 🍊 tries to ban 📚. I found a list of 96 📚 http://best-sci-fi-books.com/96-dystopian-science-fiction-books/

Recommendations that aren't on the list are gladly accepted 😁😁

#fighthepower

#dystopianchallenge

Smrloomis Thanks for posting the link to the list! 3y
M-D @Smrloomis it was my pleasure. It was done 3 years ago I believe, so it's not quiet up to date, but it's real good starting point. 3y
Lcsmcat The List includes Oryx and Crake, but I would add the other two in Margaret Atwood's trilogy: The Year of the Flood and Madd Addam. There are many important themes in this trilogy but among the most relevant is that the Corporations are in control of everything. (edited) 3y
M-D @Lcsmcat thank you for your recommendation. Will add it to my list. 😁 3y
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This is a great book, I just hope it is not foreshadowing what is going to happen now that Agent 🍊 is President.

This is one of the many #distopian society novels I am going to read this year in addition to my #litsyatoz

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The Children of Men | P. D. James
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Library book haul tonight. Biography on one of my favorite artists, the great George Harrison. True crime book on one of my favorite film noir movies, Double Indemnity. (Film has Barbara Stanwick, Edward G. Robinson, and Fred McMurray) The Children of Men is one of the 12 distopian society books that I am trying to read this year.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Time for a change.

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Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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Just finished this one for my #litsyatoz #biography

This was a long read but very interesting and not all sugarcoated to play him in a favorable light. Recommend for anyone that loves Apple products and interesting people.

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Something Queer at the Library | Mordicai Gerstein, Elizabeth Levy

Just dropped my package in the mail today. Hope you all enjoy it. Oops no picture of it because sometimes I'm a ditz 😂😂😜😜

#QGP1

Bibliogeekery Yay! Exciting! 3y
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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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Ginger checking out the book haul from Goodwill tonight. #catsoflitsy

MrBook #NiceStack 😻😻😻 3y
DebinHawaii Looks like they are being approved! 🐱📚 3y
LauraJ Your goodwill has a much better selection than mine. 3y
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M-D @MrBook thank you 😊 3y
M-D @DebinHawaii for sure 😀 3y
M-D @LauraJ we have 5 or 6 here in town, we go all the time. Sometimes are better than others 😊 3y
LauraJ @M-D I live in Hollywood, so it's pretty much just used copies of Dianetics, weight loss fads and b-list celebrity memoirs at all the ones here. 3y
BookishMarginalia #Ginger! 💜❤️💜❤️💜 3y
M-D @LauraJ memoirs, I'd be in heaven. Maybe we should exchange so thrift books 😀 3y
M-D @BookishMarginalia while Ginger is @Kat_Reads 🐱 she does love a good book stack 😂😂 3y
LauraJ @M-D I'll take a snapshot for you the next time I go. 3y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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This is the first time that I have tracked my books read. I know I did better than some and not as well as others, but that's okay because we all go at our own pace. I'm already 1/5 of the way to my reading goal for the year. Thank you everyone for all the ❤️ and support. Also thank you @Kat_Reads for introducing me to this app and all these awesome people.

LauraJ Well done! 3y
britt_brooke Great month! 👏🏻 Litsy is the best! 3y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Kat_Reads Good job! 🎉😘 3y
Reviewsbylola That's awesome! 3y
DebinHawaii Awesome month! Good for you! 🎉📚👍 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Okay my fellow litsians, I'm having trouble deciding what my next audiobook should be. Should I choose 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale? They are both on kindle unlimited with free narration.

Please help me decide.

B.Reader Handmaid's Tale gets my vote! 3y
Leo1733 Third vote for Handmaid's Tale 3y
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OrangeMooseReads Handmaid's Tale 3y
AmandaL Handmaid's Tale!!! 1984 is good and a must read, but Handmaid's Tale is amazing. 3y
M-D @B.Reader, @Redwritinghood @Leo1733, @OrangeMooseReads, @AmandaL 😁😁😁😁😁thanks to your recommendations I am listening to (edited) 3y
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This was an insightful book on a person that was long forgotten about. It kinda made me mad about what kind of things that she had to go through in her life.

Did this one on audiobook

3.75⭐️'s

CouronneDhiver I liked this one too but was unpleasantly surprised at her fate. 3y
M-D @CouronneDhiver me too, I hadn't heard too much about her before I listened to this. Very tragic. 3y
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My Firefly | Maggie Kirton
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First off let me say holy 💩. I'm super glad that I received some cuddles from @Kat_Reads 🐱 ginger. #catsoflitsy

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#litstatoz Letter K 4 of 26

This book was super intense from the get go. I didn't want to put it down, so I didn't. While I highly highly recommend this book it does contain things in it that are triggering for a number of people.

TW: mental abuse, rape, physical abuse

Dogearedcopy I read some pretty dark stuff, but in fiction. This looks a bit more intense than I can handle right now! o_0 3y
M-D @Dogearedcopy yeah it was pretty dark, I think it was more so because it is a true story. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. 3y
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My Firefly | Maggie Kirton
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I'm only 26 pages in and this is already a super intense book. It's told through an interesting perspective. ( This book has the possibility of being very triggery for some people 🙁)

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Thought I would read this and see if this person is America's most dangerous huckster. Or see if it is someone different, say a certain someone with orange hair.

BekahB I just heard about this guy in an episode from the Reply All podcast. Now I want to read this book! 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1000 down and a bizillion to go. Thank you all for the support.

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
susanw Congrats! 🎉📚🏅 3y
Marchpane Woohoo! Congrats 🎉🎉👏👏👏 3y
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Kat_Reads Good job! 😘 3y
DGRachel Yay! 🎉🎉🎊🎉🎉 3y
TheWordJar Way to go!!!! 📚🌟📚🌟📚🌟📚 3y
Reviewsbylola 🎉🎉🎉 3y
TheLibrarian Congrats! 🎉 3y
JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤👏👏👏👏 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Malisa Congrats 🎉 3y
stacybmartin Yay - congrats!! 🎉📚🎉👏🏼 3y
Robothugs Congrats! 😄 3y
mcipher Yay!!!! Congrats!! 🎖🏆🎊👍 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉👍🎉😀 3y
James Congrats 🍾🎈 3y
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Very touching and emotional book, I really enjoyed it.

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This was a very interesting book highlighting the early career of Dr. Michael Gottlieb.

While having its sciency moments, it read more like a novel and didn't bog me down with a lot of unnecessary facts. Would highly recommend this to everyone.

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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Someone must ❤️ me a lot to get me all these 📚.

I loves me some me 😂😂😂.

Dragon Nice 👍 loved The Glass Castle 😀 3y
DebinHawaii Nice haul! 📚👍 3y
britt_brooke 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory | Franklin Veaux, Janet Hardy, Tatiana Gill
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Pick up this gem on Amazon to help me be a better Poly person. Had now clue that it was signed when I bought it. #signed

It's the only book I own that is signed 😢

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Reading at the library 😃😃😃

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The science behind this book is very interesting. With this being said in my opinion I thought that the author spent a little too much time on the family. Not that they don't deserve mention, but it was as if the author had to reach a certain word count.

3.5-4⭐️

tpixie The science was interesting. Lots of moral / scientific dilemmas. Yes. Maybe she was trying to humanize it more? 3y
M-D @tpixie Good point, didn't think of it that way. 3y
tpixie @M-D for the non science people. But I liked the science 🔬 better too!! It will be interesting to see how the movie is. 3y
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M-D @tpixie 😲 a 🎥 I did not know this. Yes the movie should be very interesting. 3y
tpixie @M-D Oprah will be in it. Not certain if she's producing it 3y
M-D @tpixie I just looked it up on IMDB. She is one of six executive producers as he's also playing Debra. 3y
tpixie @M-D thx! 3y
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The dedication to this book says it all 💕💕

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Part memoir, part oral history of stripping and burlesque. Was an interesting read, some parts were a little drawn out, but overall pretty good.

3.5 - 4 ⭐️. I was torn between the pick and the so-so, but obviously leaned on the pick.

If you are looking for a book that shows the seedy side of stripping, this isn't it. This is her own story with her own personal struggles thrown in along with the oral history.

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Since I couldn't do the #24in48 with the rest of you due to working both days, I did one on my own. Not a bad time considering I worked 8 hours today. Next time I hope to be able to request the time off to do it with my fellow litsyians. #readjanuary

MrBook Awesome!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
Bookzombie You did great! ⭐️ 3y
DebinHawaii Great job!! 🎉📚👍 3y
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LauraBeth Nice! 👏⭐😀🎉 3y
Dragon 👍🐉 3y
BookBabe Love that you did one on your own! 😄👏🏻👏🏻 3y
M-D Thank you 😊 3y
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Library haul from last night with @Kat_Reads 💕. Looking forward to all of these

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Nice lighthearted book. Basically the telling g of an old Jewish tale 4⭐️'s

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Getting some work done.

Aseleener Haven't read that, but I remember that my husband enjoyed it. 3y
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Because of work I didn't get to do this with all of my fellow litsians, I am doing my own starting at midnight tonight. I only have 1 day off work but I think I can put a hurtin on this #24in48.

Bookzombie Go for it! 3y
MicheleinPhilly Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Henrietta Lacks are 2 of my favorites! 3y
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I made my stack for #24in48. Looking forward to reading as much as possible this weekend

Malisa The Lightning Thief😍 3y
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Very interesting read(well listen). The Author makes some very good points. Not sure if I agree 100% but very good points and interesting points. Everyone should probably take a look at this book

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Trying this on audiobook from the library, heard nothing but good things about it.

britt_brooke Such an interesting read! 3y
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Coming Clean | Kimberly Rae Miller
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Bought the book, but listened to this on kindle unlimited as read by the author. It was very gut wrenching hearing the author voice the struggles that she went through.

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Lady Chatterly's Lover | D H Lawrence
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Goodwill book haul from today. Anybody have a spare bookcase I can borrow 😂😂😂

britt_brooke Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚📚👍 3y
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Library haul from earlier today, picked up some great titles.

Megabooks The narration and story of Henrietta Lacks is amazing 3y
bookdrunkard78 I see a lot of my TBR on this list, but I've only read Henrietta Lacks. I still can't stop talking about it. 3y
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Doc: A Memoir | Ellis Henican, Dwight Gooden
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This is a great book about addiction, what it can do to you and those you love, and the long hard path back from it. This is a good read not just for sports fans but for everyone.

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Doc: A Memoir | Ellis Henican, Dwight Gooden
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Doc Gooden and myself on the way to work

MrBook Love audiobooks! 3y
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Doc: A Memoir | Ellis Henican, Dwight Gooden
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Doing this audio style 😀

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Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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Come to find out that my book for R in my #litsyatoz was not in fact an R, I have decided to move on because I haven't been reading much from my challenge and I need to get going on it. Steve Jobs will fit the bill nicely. Will use the book I was going to read as filler between biographies. #Ineedtodobetterreasearch #biographychallenge -- sent from 📱😂😂

BookBabe I loved this book! 3y
M-D @BookBabe, I'm enjoying it also, just reading it slow 3y
BookBabe The audio is great too. 3y
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I let @Kat_Reads pick out my next book for my #litsyatoz. I hope she picked out a good one. A little Cold War spy thriller for this cool day in Kentucky.

MrBook Nice! 3y
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Mockingjay | 80% DISCOUNT
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Laying here listening to this about half way done.

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This book deals with a lot of strong feeling about the South, Race, and equality. It was written in 1998 and I can still see the images that are portrayed in this book alive today, sad to say. Some of this book sickened my stomach through no fault of the author. By the end of it, I had to push through it, but still highly recommend this book.

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Bookcase is non-fiction and historical fiction. Floor is fiction and YA fiction. I might have a slight problem will being able to read them all 😂😂😂. I guess there are worse problems in the 🌎.

MrBook No such problem exists 😉👍🏻. 3y
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Finally found this book, along with some more political books that I had to tell a certain someone not to judge me😂😂😂

Sometimes it's good to read up on the opposition

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Burr: A Novel | Gore Vidal
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Burr along with many others including "To The Stars" by George Takei for my #litsyatoz in the Friday afternoon book haul with @Kat_Reads ??. We ❤️❤️❤️ us some halfprice books. I think ? ended up with more than me???

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@Kat_Reads was talking about this app so I figured I would give it a shot. Will help me along on my #192019challenge. Getting 1938 out of the way early.

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The Girl Before | Rena Olsen
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One of my 2 books with girl in the title. Not pictured, The Danish Girl. #girlinthetitle #readJanuary