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ManyWordsLater

Joined May 2016

Raising a book worm. 🐛 2019 challenge - net zero books| stacked: 33| read:23| dnf: 5 [net:5]
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The Pain and the Great One | Judy Blume, Debbie Ridpath Ohi
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Ten $1 books for the #bookworm!
This was on the last day of the sale. I‘m only a little sad I didn‘t make it in sooner.
#raisingreaders #kidslit

Ruthiella What a steal!😀 2d
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Not what I was expecting x2. This book is literally just women talking. Women who have been denied the right to participate in society debating big questions.

Brilliant. Thought provoking. Genius.
#women #mennonite #feminism #talking

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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“We‘re only women talking” pg 179

#women #mennonite #feminism #applepancake

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The #bookworm is reading instead of taking a nap, which is fine. The funny part is that she came out of her room with the tagged book to tell me it was too scary for her.

#raisingreaders #naptime #thriller #shortstories #icanread

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Mehso-so

A+ for the first half of this book. But Johnson lost me in chapter 4.
As I feel with a disproportionate number of nonfiction reads - the first half has all the useful meat.

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Not a bad Thursday.

readordierachel Not bad at all 👍🏽 2mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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How anyone can think this book ISN‘T #pick is beyond me.
This book is a testament to the America we are all living in today. In fifty years it will provide a whole new generation with a window into today.
#blacklivesmatter

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Back in our house! So, time for a #HomeRenoRecap

Left: to read
Middle: in progress
Right: finished

I‘m close to done with All the Single Ladies the end just keeps slipping farther away. And I‘ve been trying to keep my tbr in check this year but I‘ve just been finding so many hard-to-pass-up gems!

Excited for Moment of Lift!

#homereno #recap #tbr #shelfie #arc #proof

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Biden‘s imminent presidential run and all the women alleging inappropriate touching has changed how much I feel I can escape with this book.

#politics #escapism

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#shelfie
left: TBR
middle: in progress
right: finished

ManyWordsLater Should tag the great find in this stack! Ludwig Bemelmans! 3mo
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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Five weeks into my #homereno and reading has been harder than I was expecting and book shopping has been a lot easier. 😬

I‘m also wondering if Asymmetry is a good choice considering my scattered mind right now. Thoughts?

#renovation #construction #slump #retailtherapy #upnext #progessupdate #bookstack #stack

Tamra Good Lord Bird kept me reading. 3mo
ManyWordsLater @Tamra with that recommendation, I‘m starting The Good Lord Bird! 3mo
Tamra @ManyWordsLater I hope you like it! 🤞🏾 3mo
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Author and illustrator Andrea Tsurumi teaching us how to draw a crab! 💗💓💕💞
#storytime #raisingreaders #kidslit #author #illustrator #womanwriter #femaleauthor #independentbookstore

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Relaxing afternoon for the temporarily homeless.
#nohome #homereno #renovation #coffeeshop #nyc #femaleauthor #womanwriter

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If Beale Street Could Talk | James A Baldwin
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Perfect. And the egg and cheese hadn‘t even arrived yet. 💯

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As a white reader trying to understand the intricacies of race relations, Brown doesn‘t offer answers. She supplies insights into better communication and understanding.
I hope I can live up to her expectations.

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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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This is the saddest book I have ever read. It brings me to tears just thinking about it.

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Birthday present from the hubs!

#homesweethome #birthday #nyc

CouronneDhiver Happy Birthday 🥳 5mo
nelehelen Happy birthday!!! 5mo
Tonton Happy birthday! 5mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉🎉 5mo
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Will this be enough for the 6-9 weeks I‘ll be living out of a suitcase while my apartment is renovated?!?!?

Actually the Lethem is for the hubs.

#arc #proof #mounttbr #readharder #harderfasterstrongbetter #blackhistorymonth #blackauthor #womenwriter #womenshistorymonth #femaleauthor #homereno #moving

mreads Do you have a kindle with a few hundred loaded just in case😁 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Circe 🧡🧡🧡 5mo
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Every session since 1923? It now seems like the least of our problems. (Though obviously not)
What is wrong with people?

#EqualRightsAmendment
#feminist #women #womensrights #humanrights #liberal #conservative #usa

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Your Duck Is My Duck: Stories | Deborah Eisenberg
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Signed 1st edition of this gem! Bookshelf win.

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Trick | Domenico Starnone
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Visiting my parents (and childhood home) this long weekend.
I love this book. It feels so much like #ferrante. I‘m supposed to be taking advantage of my parents as babysitters and sleeping. But I just wanna read! It‘s 12:30a and here I am awake...
#raisingreaders #grandparents #mlkweekend #longweekend #uplatereadihg

Cailey_Mac Same! (Minus the kid part) I know I should be sleeping since I don‘t have work tomorrow, but 📖🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Cinfhen Great cover 5mo
Zelma Wow, what a creepy cover! 5mo
mreads This was good and also stressed me out at the same time while I was reading it. 😀 5mo
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CuriousCaterpillar Love that book cover. 1w
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2018 in 2018.

Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! And perfect timing!! 6mo
JoScho 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 6mo
TheReadingMermaid Congrats sweetie 🤗🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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The Faraway Nearby | Rebecca Solnit
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Thank you Rebecca Solnit for this beautiful insightful description. #library #femaleauthor #womanwriter

Paula3 😍 6mo
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Jewish Holidays | Michael Strassfeld
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Guess I‘m done with gifts to myself for Hanukkah. Got a new one for each of the eight crazy nights.
#jewish #holidays #gifts #selfcare #arc #europaeditions #aroundtheworld

CouronneDhiver That top one is 👌🏽 amazing 6mo
Cinfhen Well done ❣️❣️❣️❣️Happy Chanukah 🕎 6mo
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Too many books! | Caroline Feller Bauer
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I‘m worried about my husband.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Having some trouble with this one. I‘m on page 55 but the writing is putting me off. Thinking of bailing. Will I regret it? Is it the important portrayal of native Americans that I think it is?

Thoughts?

KatieDid927 It was actually my favorite book of the year, there‘s some tough subject matter but I‘d try and power through. 7mo
ManyWordsLater @KatieDid927 alright. I‘m trusting you. 7mo
KatieDid927 @ManyWordsLater So much pressure! Haha. I mean if it‘s not for you it‘s not for you, but I do think it gets better. The first couple chapters are a little rough. 7mo
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plemmdog It has been my favorite novel this year but it‘s gritty and occasionally hard to keep track of who‘s who. 7mo
ManyWordsLater @KatieDid927 @plemmdog I think my issue is it feels like short stories and I don‘t love reading short stories. 7mo
KatieDid927 @ManyWordsLater Ah yeah I get that. They are all intertwined which becomes more apparent the further you get. I do love short stories myself so maybe that‘s part of what I liked about it? 7mo
Gezemice I am having the same problem! An important book but tough to read - I am not a big fan of short stories, either, and there is the depressing factor... 7mo
Gezemice I finished it but I kinda wish I did not waste my time. I struggled through, hoping for a good ending - but the end was the worst part. 6mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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What I wouldn‘t give to sit at a coffee shop and finish this book right now. I‘m so close!

Emily92Bibliophile Honestly my favorite book of all time yet. I haven‘t read one yet in a year that compares to the masterful storytelling this one has . It‘s long but so worth it. 7mo
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The Awakening | Kate Chopin
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Pg 96
Just finished this and I‘m shaking.
Its everything. Everything this year of my #readingwomen has been about. Everything #feminism is. All of its promises and real life problems. It‘s all of the complications of adulthood and societal expectations. It‘s young love and reality. So much truth. So much heartbreak.
#mustread #readharder

CoffeeNBooks This is absolutely my favorite book ever!! I've read it several times! 8mo
ladyneverwhere This book is so incredible, right?! I legitimately get scared every time I'm in the ocean now because of it 😢 8mo
ManyWordsLater @ladyneverwhere Hopefully you don‘t see the future as bleak. 8mo
plemmdog Such a singularity...and to think it was written in the South 7mo
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The Awakening | Kate Chopin
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Next book on the docket.
But also let‘s talk about mornings

#raisingreaders #femaleauthor #rubberduckie #mornings

Mdargusch One of my favorite books! It‘s so atmospheric. Cute 🦆 8mo
Reviewsbylola One of my favorites! 8mo
readordierachel Love this one 8mo
GabrielleDubois A magnificent woman story, I hope you'll like it! 8mo
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Last Train to Paris | Michele Zackheim
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RidgewayGirl An excellent life choice! 8mo
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Two More | David Drew, Elizabeth Jacobs

Two more books until I‘m #netzero for 2018.
Too bad I have four books on hold for me at a #localbookstore.

Should I buy them?
#conundrum #goals

#climbingmounttbr #readharder #challege #two #netzero

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The Night Watch | Sarah Waters
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Mehso-so


Had trouble finishing this one. Half way through the second section I started wondering what moving backward in time was teaching us, the readers. I don‘t know if I figured it out.
Suggestions welcome.
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#wwII #femaleauthor #historicalfiction #queerlit

Lauram Moving backwards in time was the only thing that kept me interested. I think I gave this book a pick but I‘m not sure I‘d recommend it to others. 8mo
hissingpotatoes Sarah Waters is such a weird author for me. Fingersmith is one of my fav books ever, Tipping the Velvet was pretty good, I intensely disliked The Paying Guests, and I couldn't get through Night Watch or Little Stranger. *shrug* 8mo
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History is bound to repeat itself if we do not learn from it.
This section is suddenly 100% relevant.
Solnit has such an eye for relevant and enlightening events. Her explanations of feminism open my mind.
#feminism #believewomen #essays #nonfiction #femaleauthor #readharder #educate #resist

Trismegistus Solnit gets so succinctly at things it takes me forever to say. She really is an excellent author. 9mo
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Extra Yarn | Mac Barnett
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#bookhaul for the #bookworm
We also need to rededicate ourselves to potty training. This mom is not excited for the messes during the learning curve.
#raisingreaders #kidslit

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Ansel Elgort | Marie Morreale
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This is all to say: If I read four more books without buying any I will be at net zero for the year!
#goals #climbingmounttbr #readharder #challege #bonus #ansel #four #netzero

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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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My sister and I have been exchanging books for about a year now. I‘m usually on the giving end and she returns them when she‘s done.
It‘s been a great way to reconnect with her since we‘ve both arrived in adulthood. I‘m honored to be building her #mounttbr with her.
#sisters #tbr #feminist #weareallimmigrants #femaleauthor #adulting #family

jmofo That‘s rad! 9mo
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At a friends wedding this weekend. No kid. Craving a comfy chair and a proper mug.

Reviewsbylola Oooooh enjoy your kid free weekend!! 10mo
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Does anyone periodically weed their #mounttbr??
Sometimes I feel like I‘m lying to myself that I actually want to read all these.
#shelfie

WorldsOkayestStepMom Currently trying to convince my husband that we will never read all 1,000+ novels we have... 10mo
SW-T I try to go through my TBR piles once a year. (edited) 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yep. I don‘t own a ton of books (about 40-50) but I do narrow it down from time to time... especially if I get to feeling any level of “overwhelmed”. 10mo
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ManyWordsLater @WorldsOkayestStepMom 1,000+ novels sounds like both a dream and a nightmare. Kind of want to see a #shelfie 10mo
sammisho I don't buy a lot of books, but I have weed through my virtual list every few months! 10mo
ManyWordsLater @sammisho I feel bad for the books I ditch, like I lied to them. 10mo
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Disoriental | Négar Djavadi
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“Survival is a very personal matter”
I read this book a month ago but this line keeps coming back to me.
This concept for survival as a starting point sheds a whole new light on old problems.
Think about it in terms of poverty or feelings towards outsiders. If survival is personal one can‘t trust others to act in a civilized manner when they are in distress, so those not in distress can justify cruel actions.
#femaleauthor #europaeditions

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Gentleman's Agreement | Laura Z Hobson-
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Yes yes yes!
I was skeptical. The gender roles were dated. But oh man. This book is a naked look at racism. As relevant today as it was seventy years ago. Because attitudes don‘t change unless you break the gentleman‘s agreement of the status quo.

#resist #jew #nyc #racism #bestpicture #femaleauthor #readme #wwii

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Herland: Easyread Comfort Edition | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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bookandcat Love your haul! 10mo
TheSpineView 😍 10mo
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GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT | LAURA Z. HOBSON
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On paper this book should be a hands down winner for me.
•Set in nyc
•Female author
•Jewish identity as subject matter
•film adaptation won best picture in ‘47
•great copy

The approach to the subject is dated but chugging through.
Were Jews really seen as so different only 90 years ago? Is this what my grandparents lived with?

#jew #wwii #femaleauthor #nyc #readinghistory

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Do this!!!!
💕💓💗💞❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💕💗💓💞
#buylocal #smallbusiness #indiebookstore

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Disoriental | Négar Djavadi
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I wasn‘t sure if I should bring this book on vacation. (I have two that I‘m in the middle of that I brought as well). But I couldn‘t help myself after reading everybody‘s thoughts on Litsy. So glad I brought it. I can‘t stop!

ephemeralwaltz This cover! 😍 11mo
Libby1 Great book. I haven‘t seen that cover for it before. 11mo
ManyWordsLater It‘s from 🇨🇦Canada🇨🇦 (edited) 11mo
abbreviatedAndy I love that cover 😍 10mo
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Paris is pretty great. #raisingreaders #french #childrenslit

Megara Best crepes I had in Paris were at Rouge Pomme! Where are your favorite crepes? 11mo
ManyWordsLater I‘m here for all the bread and cheese! 🧀🥖🥐 11mo
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Created this table yesterday for #julyfourth. Pretty happy with it.
#resist #maga

LoverofLit ❤❤❤🇺🇸 12mo
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Disoriental | Négar Djavadi
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Last read of the #pride month. Excited for this new release. #queerlit #queer #aroundtheworld #immigrant #weareallimmigrants

ephemeralwaltz Europa covers are so beautiful; 12mo
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