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ManyWordsLater

Joined May 2016

Raising 2 book worms🐛🐛 2019 challenge - net zero books| stacked: 40| read:31| dnf: 8 [net:1]
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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#bookhaul! Seven books including: three ARCs and one signed first edition. All written by women! 🙌

I hope this week is going to have as much reading time as I think it will!! 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤓📚📖🛋

This is how I ruin my chances of succeeding in my 2019 reading challenge. 👎

#arc #womenwriters #readingchallenge2019

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Nakano Thrift Shop | Hiromi Kawakami

I‘m on page 70 and I can‘t seem to get into it.

I don‘t know why but I can‘t seem to relax into a book lately. Possibly it‘s hormones (3 months postpartum) or that my husbands really rough assignment is over which changes the balance at home.

This would be the third or fourth book in two months that I‘ve bailed on. Is it me or the book? Does it matter?

Help!

kaysworld1 Most people say re-reads get you back in the game or something light x 2w
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Cool! As seen at McNally Jackson books in NYC
#aroundtheworld #fiftystates

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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Pickpick

I loved this book. It was safe writing and the story kept you guessing a little. And just.... soothing....

Tamra It‘s a beloved favorite. 3w
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🙌🙌🙌🙌

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Exciting day today.

Julsmarshall ooooo! 1mo
Ruthiella Nice stack! 1mo
Megabooks Fantastic stack! 1mo
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So many books, nothing to read.

thebluestocking I hate that feeling! 💙 2mo
britt_brooke An all too familiar feeling! 2mo
Bianca Me right now. I also have books out from the library. 😬 2mo
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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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What am I to read?
I‘m having severe reader‘s block.

Any suggestions welcome.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Ancient Greek wisdom.

“No man is worth more than another, wherever he is from”

Avidreader25 Love this book! 2mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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#currentlyreading in the park with the smaller of my bookworms.

Glad the kid is asleep because I can‘t put this book down!

Eggs Sweet baby 👶🏼 2mo
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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This is my lap on a little vacation without my book.

If you could see my face it would have tears.

Megabooks Boo! 👎🏻 2mo
Eggs Wahhh😫 2mo
AmyG Oh no! 2mo
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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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Poolside reading is great. But what is this book? I don‘t understand the tone. Is this satire? Do I need to brush up on my Shakespeare or avoid Tyler in the future?

Dolly I chose the latter after 3-4 of her books. If this is your first I‘d try another. 3mo
ManyWordsLater @Dolly What should I try next? 2mo
Dolly Can‘t advise you there. I didn‘t like any of her books. 😏 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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So sad this one is over. I left it on my nightstand for an extra day because I wasn‘t ready to let go.

The writing was wonderful and the story structure was inventive and engaging.

Read it.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I think it was one of my faves of 2018. I really loved The Spoonbenders also! You may want to check that one out. 3mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Lately, I‘ve been starting two books at a time. One for bedside reading and the other to carry in my bag. Because not all books are built for travel and any travel might provide time for reading!

#bagbook #bedside #shelfie #arc #classic #noir

Leftcoastzen Love Hammett.❤️ 4mo
Bindrosbookshelf I really enjoyed the Immortalists and I went back and read her debut which is also weird and wonderful 4mo
ManyWordsLater Thanks for letting me know. I thought this was her debut! 4mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Oooh love that system 😉 I'm generally a one-book-at-a-time kind of gal, but this year I've been working in a couple at a time now and then. I've heard The Immortalists is fantastic, enjoy!! 3mo
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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 #bookhaul

Ruthiella What a steal!😀 4mo
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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 👍🏽 6mo
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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! 7mo
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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. 7mo
ManyWordsLater @Tamra with that recommendation, I‘m starting The Good Lord Bird! 7mo
Tamra @ManyWordsLater I hope you like it! 🤞🏾 7mo
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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 🥳 9mo
nelehelen Happy birthday!!! 9mo
Tonton Happy birthday! 9mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 🎉🎉 9mo
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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😁 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Circe 🧡🧡🧡 9mo
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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 #uplatereading

Cailey_Mac Same! (Minus the kid part) I know I should be sleeping since I don‘t have work tomorrow, but 📖🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Cinfhen Great cover 9mo
Zelma Wow, what a creepy cover! 9mo
mreads This was good and also stressed me out at the same time while I was reading it. 😀 9mo
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CuriousCaterpillar Love that book cover. 4mo
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2018 in 2018.

Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! And perfect timing!! 10mo
JoScho 🎉💜🎉💜🎉 10mo
TheReadingMermaid Congrats sweetie 🤗🎉🎉🎉 10mo
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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 😍 10mo
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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 11mo
Cinfhen Well done ❣️❣️❣️❣️Happy Chanukah 🕎 11mo
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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. 11mo
ManyWordsLater @KatieDid927 alright. I‘m trusting you. 11mo
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. 11mo
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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. 11mo
ManyWordsLater @KatieDid927 @plemmdog I think my issue is it feels like short stories and I don‘t love reading short stories. 11mo
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? 11mo
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... 11mo
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. 10mo
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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. 11mo
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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! 12mo
ladyneverwhere This book is so incredible, right?! I legitimately get scared every time I'm in the ocean now because of it 😢 12mo
ManyWordsLater @ladyneverwhere Hopefully you don‘t see the future as bleak. 12mo
plemmdog Such a singularity...and to think it was written in the South 11mo
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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 🦆 12mo
Reviewsbylola One of my favorites! 12mo
readordierachel Love this one 12mo
GabrielleDubois A magnificent woman story, I hope you'll like it! 12mo
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Last Train to Paris | Michele Zackheim
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RidgewayGirl An excellent life choice! 12mo
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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. 13mo
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* 13mo
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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. 13mo
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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