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ManyWordsLater

Joined May 2016

Raising two bookworms 🐛🐛 2022 challenge - enjoy the read
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Choosing Us | Aria Grace
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Which two should I take on vacation?

Smrloomis Haven‘t read any of them … so I‘m no help! 😂 2w
Ruthiella The Vacationers because the title is so apt! 2w
HeatherBookNerd Erotic Stories is great 2w
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Prairiegirl_reading Erotic stories is really what they mean and unsheltered is not really a vacation read in my opinion. Those are the only two I have read but I don‘t think I would take either on vacay but I am a prude. I hope that‘s helpful. 2w
LeahBergen Crazy Rich Asians is like an Asian Jackie Collins novel. Over the top fluff and perfect for a holiday. 👍 2w
fredthemoose Crazy Rich Asians!! 2w
BarbaraBB Crazy rich Asians is perfect. Such fun! 2w
Kimzey My book club (and I) enjoyed Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. 2w
5feet.of.fury The only one I have read is Crazy Rich Asians, and it was a good beach read… 2w
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This book assumes a knowledge of Scandinavia that I didn‘t have, but I appreciated. Leaned a lot about bee keeping and the factions within the community. Makes me want to keep bees. Like Sherlock Holmes!

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Comedy: American Style | Jessie Redmon Fauset
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Mehso-so

The vocabulary and some sentence structures are making this read very hard. It‘s giving me all the feels that I‘ve never seen some of the words before.

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Local library reopened after 3 years and I love the librarians there so much. Especially the children‘s head librarian.

She recommend all the kid ones. So excited to read Melissa and everything else.

GirlNamedJesse I ❤️ Melissa!! It‘s such a wonderful story. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 4w
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“To be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar, is to be afraid of life… and to be afraid of life is to be afraid of truth.” - from the catalog of the 1913 art exhibition at the 69th regiment armory in nyc 👌👌👌

writerlibrarian I love reading about the art of this period in time. Duchamp is one fascinating artist. 1mo
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Pickpick

Started training for my marathon in November.
Murakami and I seem to have similar musings while running.
😬😬🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️💨💨💨

JamieArc Good luck! 1mo
Kammbia1 This one is on my short list of all the favorite books. I‘ve read it several times over the years. As a writer and runner, this book has been inspirational for me. 1mo
Kammbia1 Good luck on the marathon! 1mo
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“The next murder was not my doing”

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‘…
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.‘

He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.‘

ManyWordsLater Too many fences at the parade today. 2mo
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Pickpick

I‘m calling this an RGB (Really Good Book).

Nb: it has nothing to do with Ruth Bader Ginsberg

#rbg #notoriousrbg

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“I‘ve sometimes wondered whether the young men of our time had to die to bring a new idea into the world… something Olympian.”

I wish I‘d discovered Cather earlier in life! 🥰❤️💯👍

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I am so excited for this book. It feels like a coming together of so many threads.

Reading this story (and the strange movie adaptation) in high school was so memorable and mind blowing. This is a 1941 short story about his wife‘s side of the story. One of three such short stories by Janet Lewis. I LOVE women‘s view retellings. Also found this book volunteering at the library as they prep to reopen after 2+ year renovation. 🥰😍

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London Review of Books | London Review Of Books
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Fun!

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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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What an interesting (and still accurate?) take on American opinions.

Maybe we should try thinking and discussing. 🤷‍♀️

(Written in 1922)

Suet624 Wow. Spot on. 2mo
Tamra Well, the distraction consumerism is definitely accurate. 2mo
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Same same but different.

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Yep. I cried. And stayed up way to late.

So so good and readable. 👌👌👌

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Favorite place to read. And totally prepared to cry.

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Pickpick

This book got way better after page 90.

Vansa This is one of my favourite Heyers! I can't say I care too much for Cleone,who's rather silly, but she's also just a teenager. I love his makeover, and specially love that it's a guy getting a makeover and not the girl taking off her glasses and becoming a hottie! 3mo
ManyWordsLater @Vansa it got a little cringe-y when lady marmalade-whatever was talking about what girls want. But the ending with perfect. 3mo
Vansa @ManyWordsLater oh that bit is completely ridiculous and stereotypical,though I'm inclined to forgive because I see so many women writing now who still write women so badly!Lady Marmalade😂😂😂LOVE it.Always going to refer to her that way now 3mo
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Next ten books. From my at home TBR. All bought used.

#usedbooks #thirfting #mounttbr

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I don‘t know if anything will ever beat this day of thrifting.

Cinfhen Are those Louboutins ??!!? 3mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 3mo
ManyWordsLater @Cinfhen yes! It was such a “I can‘t afford not to” moment. But like will I even be able to walk?! 3mo
Cinfhen Probably not, but who can pass up the chance??? 3mo
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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Current read

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Time to listen and learn.

From nytimes

Karons1 Really don‘t understand the debate being British we have a totally different view that a woman‘s body is a woman‘s body and hers to choose as she wishes not a church not a religion not a third party 🫤 3mo
Bookwomble @Karons1 Apart from Northern Ireland where, although abortion was decriminalised in 2019, there is almost no provision for people to get a safe abortion 😕 3mo
Karons1 Is that so ? My friend is from Belfast and did get a safe nhs abortion a few years ago so I‘m not sure that‘s strictly true. But hey always a lot of propaganda about abortion and always in a highly religious environment. Catholic Church has always been anti abortion but now with all the proof of child abuse & sexual assault they haven‘t a leg to stand on ! 3mo
ManyWordsLater Apparently, the question is: Is a female‘s bodily autonomy guaranteed in the constitution? (edited) 3mo
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If anything has ever been important. This is important.

I am more than my uterus.

There are so many things that are not referenced in the constitution. If you think this ruling stops at Roe you are very wrong.

Alfoster Seriously…so true! 3mo
ozma.of.oz Precisely! 3mo
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Sixty pages in. Do I want to spend my time reading a 1920s historical romance?

I‘m leaning toward “no” but I‘m going to give it another few chapters.

ShyBookOwl Good luck! I generally know within 50 pages if I'm actually going to enjoy something, but every now and then I push through and am pleasantly surprised 3mo
Linsy Love that cover tho! 3mo
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Regeneration | Pat Barker
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading this 250 page book for two weeks. A “pick” book would beg to be read faster. Right?

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Regeneration | Pat Barker
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I owe the library $17 to “replace” this book. Better get started.

Suet624 Gulp 4mo
EvieBee Lol! It‘s temporarily “lost”? 4mo
CarolynM Grest book - I think it's worth the money🙂 Hope you enjoy. 4mo
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How can anyone have self control when books you‘ve been thinking about are a quarter of their list price is beyond me.

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Four books almost missed the bus to my sister!!

Sis better read quickly. I‘m know super stoked to read the stack I loaned her!

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Sisters | Daisy Johnson
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This stack is headed to my sister. #readingbuddy

Megabooks Nice choices! 4mo
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My current reading plan is to finish the library books I have at home and then read ten from my owned books TBR.

I‘m having a hard time deciding if I should read the quick reads from the library first or a longer read.

🤞I‘ll be done with these my Memorial Day.

ManyWordsLater I finished these a week before Memorial Day!! #patontheback 2mo
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Written in 1937 by a Yale psychology professor. This is the 1957 edition.

What have we learned about “caste and class” in the last 95 years?

LeahBergen Cool cover. 4mo
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The Body in Question | Jill Ciment
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Current read

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My dad wanted book recommendations. So I scoured his shelves for books I had already given him.
This is his new TBR.

He likes non fiction about - science, Americana, the Jewish experience etc.

Anything I should add to his pile?

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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Bailedbailed

TIL I‘m not into Greek myths.

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Let‘s do this! #marathontraining

WJCintron 👍 @GISSY 😃 5mo
Gissy Yes! 🏃🏽‍♀️I have a 10K race next April 3rd😬🤪Let‘s see it goes. 5mo
ManyWordsLater @Gissy how was your race? 4mo
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Gissy @ManyWordsLater It was ok. I finished it in 1:04. I thought I could do it in less but I survived☺️ 4mo
ManyWordsLater @Gissy running 10k ain‘t nothing! 4mo
Gissy @ManyWordsLater That‘s true, it was hot and there were some small hills. But you get the adrenaline we you see a mother pushing her adult daughter wheel chair while she was running, in those hills!😳 It was so emotional❤️Her daughter had a catastrophic car accident because she was texting. Now they do these races in support to avoid doing that behavior while driving. 4mo
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Everyone has time to read if reading is what they want to spend their time doing. Reading two pages is reading.
I hate this excuse.
Why don‘t we allow ourselves to read or not read as we want? So much morality involved.

LapReader I do it to myself with art and craft but not reading. 5mo
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Caul Baby: A Novel | Morgan Jerkins
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Current read.

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Under promoted women of Oceania

BarbaraBB I loved this book so much 5mo
vivastory This series of posts was wonderful. Several are favorites, others are on my TBR & I have added a couple authors to my TBR. Thanks! 5mo
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Under promoted women of the Middle East

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The Bad Immigrant | Sefi Atta
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Under-promoted women of Africa

BarbaraBB Screenshotting for #ReadingAfrica2022! 5mo
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Territory of Light | Yuko Tsushima
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Under promoted women of Asia

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Fair-Play | Tove Jansson
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Under promoted women from Europe

LeeRHarry Tove Jansson should say Finland. (edited) 5mo
ManyWordsLater Good call! 5mo
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Under promoted women writers from the Americas

readordierachel Love Jamaica Kincaid. And love these posts! 5mo
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McNally Jackson - Nolita | New York, NY (Bookstore)
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McNally books in nyc has a display called “the silent canon” which is showcasing influential women writers from around the world.
The thesis is that women write and have written but aren‘t republished or promoted as much as men.
I tend to agree.
I will also post close ups of the continents so you can read the names.

BarbaraBB Thanks for sharing! Love it! 5mo
Nute A very much appreciated post. Thanks for sharing, Jess!🙂 4mo
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Monsters of Templeton | Lauren Groff
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Vacation purchases.

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Afterparties: Stories | Anthony Veasna So
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👍👍🙌🙌

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Moon and the Mars | Kia Corthron
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Black History Month chunker

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We all have covid.

Luckily, I went to the library before I got my results. 😷😷😷🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

DrexEdit Hope you all recover quickly and fully! 💗 6mo
Suet624 Oh no. I‘m sorry. 6mo
BookNAround Ugh! Hope it‘s mild and you all get through it quickly. 6mo
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BethM Hoping it‘s mild. Feel better soon! 6mo
marleed Oh dang, I hope you move through it safely. 6mo
Chelsea.Poole Same in our household! Hope everyone recovers quickly! 6mo
MoBee hope you feel better soon.. had it last spring.. it wasn't very fun at all. 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Oh no! I hope you all have an uneventful illness and speedy recovery. 6mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Mentally, I am still in this book that I finished two weeks ago.

Wish I hadn‘t had to give it back to the library….📚📚📚

perfectsinner I've been on the fence about this one! 6mo
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Hanging in the kitchen. Reading while cooking.

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Dealing with Disappointment | Elizabeth Crary
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I am disappointed with myself.

In 2020 I read 54 books. In 2021 I read only 42 and that counting the ones I bailed on, which I didn‘t last year.

This year brought different challenges than previous years. I dedicated myself to other hobbies, but I‘m still surprised by my numbers.

We don‘t succeed in every challenge but challenging ourselves is how we better ourselves, right?

Right?!!?

RamsFan1963 You're right. It's the joy of the challenge you should focus on, not always the end result. I missed my goal by 2 books, but I read more than I had before so I don't consider it a failure. I set the same goal for 2022 and I'll try again. Fail or succeed I can look forward to many rewarding books. 7mo
EvieBee Right! My motto is enjoyment over number, any day. 7mo
wanderinglynn I recommend instead of saying I *only* read 42 books, say, I *read* 42 books! 🎉 There‘s no failure if you read at all. Plus, you‘re clearly an interesting person who has a variety of hobbies. And considering the average books read for an American is 12 & 23% of people didn‘t read at all last year (according to Pew Research), you‘re well above average. So YAY you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 And at the end of the day, all that matters is you enjoy reading. 💜 (edited) 7mo
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Itchyfeetreader Good advice @wanderinglynn Like you I had what felt like a bad reading year. I have been doing @Andrew65 #12booksin2021 and it‘s made me realise that even if my rewarding year wasn‘t anything I had hoped for, I did read some great books that will go onto be recommendations or favourites. I hope some of the books you read brought that joy. 7mo
Andrew65 2021 was a difficult year, like you I read a lot less than the previous year. This will spur me in to reading more this year. 7mo
Andrew65 @Itchyfeetreader it has been a really good way to read my reading year, and also identified which were my most productive and / or enjoyable months. 7mo
AllDebooks I agree with all of the above. I lost my way at the start of the pandemic. I found I couldn't focus or enjoy reading, which was ironic as it's my go to relaxation and escapism. I found my way back by listening to non-fiction audiobooks. I also discovered I could docus on short stories and essay collections. This eased me back in and I'm over that blip. Don't see reading goals as a failure, they're something to aim for. 6mo
AllDebooks The key is to fuel your passion for stories and knowledge and not get caught up in the stats. I hope you're all feeling better soon x 6mo
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