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MelodySchreiber
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Rebecca Solnit writes passionately about how women (and men) are gaining ground toward equality--how we are holding powerful predators accountable and demanding better for all of us.

But change takes time; progress is not always linear. The sometimes exuberantly optimistic tone of several essays--despite the dark subject matter--promises another leap forward to equality and more national conversations about treating every person fairly.

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Welcome Home | Eric Smith
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😭😭😭😭😭♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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I have never understood (or therefore wanted to try) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) until thinking of it this way!

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Golden State | Lydia Kiesling
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This is a book I'll return to again and again. It's about motherhood, but it's also about loss and grief, about marriage and friendship, about place and belonging.
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From stunning descriptions of landscapes to unforgettable insights into parenthood, Kiesling's prose sings.
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I loved the stream-of-the-consciousness narration, loved the unsettled yet fierce main character - who was so close to the edge, but always pulled back by love.

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Merry Christmas to me! Jack planned a date that involved sushi and all the books I wanted 😍 What a perfect way to end the year!

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Are You a Cow? | Sandra Boynton
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Someone got a few books for Christmas!

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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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I may be in the minority here, but I actually liked this one better than Kaling's first book. It's basically a lesson on how one successful woman does it - the sacrifices and tradeoffs, and the rewards and satisfaction of doing what you love as your job. This was the perfect book to relax with over a glass of your favorite beverage!

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This book is both fun and smart. If you love people who are very good at their jobs, you'll love this story. Alexa and Drew are both very functional and generally happy people, which I really love - their relationship doesn't fill some gaping need, it just complements their lives. And did I mention it's super fun and sexy?

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Once Upon a Star | James Carter
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What a great book to come home to! Can't wait to read this to the little guy. We love STEM books! @DoubledayBooks

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Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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This book is funny and irreverent, but what stayed with me the most is how finding what made her happy (comedy) helped lessen the pain of incredible trauma. And hoo boy, has she been through a lot.

I'm really looking forward to discussing the book at @OneMorePageBooks tonight (7 pm, you should come!).

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I'm legit crying on the metro right now. I love this book so much already.

zzz Being Korean, I'm stacking this fast👍 1y
MelodySchreiber @Jen_is_always_reading it's so so good! I hope you like it! 1y
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MelodySchreiber
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Can't wait to do some science with my nephews!

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The Shadows That Rush Past: A Collection of Frightening Inuit Folktales | Rachel A. Qitsualik, Larry MacDougall, Emily Fiegenschuh
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Time for some Inuit folktales.

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Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Mom | Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris
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This book is pretty funny.

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This is what happens when you move.

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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Look at all these amazing books from @OneMorePageBooks !!!!

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Also this is definitely the funniest line in the book.

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This book is a master class in allegory and allusion. I'm sure I missed so much, but I found it charming and thought-provoking anyway.

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I do not fully understand these stories, but they tear at my heart nonetheless.

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Dad's Dinosaur Day | Diane Dawson Hearn
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I love this book! It's such a good way to explain bipolar behavior, or even just that sometimes parents need to be silly or weird or whatever it is they need.

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Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea | Jan Peck, Valeria Petrone
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We found a gem in our local Little Free Library tonight! A cute book about exploring the ocean - one of my very favorite activities. The little guy loved it.

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When the baby falls asleep in the car, it's time to read! I'm loving this book by @VanessahuaSF

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Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns | Archie Bongiovanni, Tristan Jimerson
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This short guide is practical, nonjudgmental, and funny to boot. It's a great educational tool for classrooms and workplaces, and also just a useful book for humans who use words. Check it out!

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Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Perfect fun read for this weekend!

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Hey Ladies! | Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss
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This book was fun, and I loved the creative format! It actually had a more cohesive story than I expected; I found myself really getting invested in certain characters, rather than just enjoying the humor. Also, it was pretty much the perfect lead-up to the Royal Wedding 😂

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Hey Ladies! | Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss
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HEY YOURSELF!

I pre-ordered this months ago--cannot wait to dig in tonight!

Lauren.Archer I got mine today. It looks like so much fun. 2y
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It's heeeeere @VanessahuaSF

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Welcome Home | Eric Smith
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We officially sold our house today! I like to think it's because of my subtle staging skills.

RebeccaSpeas Yayayayay!!! Ask that UK cover of Homegoing is 😍😍😍 2y
MelodySchreiber @RebeccaSpeas I got it in South Africa before it was out here! 2y
RebeccaSpeas @MelodySchreiber ugh it‘s so gorgeous, it makes me want it even though I ALREADY HAVE THE US COVER, REBECCA JEEZ😂 2y
MelodySchreiber @RebeccaSpeas I would say you can come over to look at it any time you want, but I am currently in housing limbo! 2y
CouronneDhiver #win 👍🏽 2y
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MelodySchreiber
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This book was a revelation. Best book I've read this year, and definitely the truest story about becoming a mother I've encountered yet. My full review will be up on The Millions soon! @LittleBrownBooks

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Looks like it's time for a little family reading session! So excited about these books from @LittleBrownBooks

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This is exactly how I felt!

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This is really not an accurate representation of a caterpillar's diet.

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This was my favorite book when I was 10 or so. Recently I had a strong hankering to revisit it. I never reread books, but this one was a pleasure to see again. It's a reminder of the joys that can come from the greatest sorrows. It is very much a Christian romance, and the God stuff didn't do a lot for me (not to mention the casual racism). But I still found enjoyment in it.

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Trespasser | Tana French
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Another solid mystery from Tana French! I enjoyed getting to know Antoinette Conway, and this case is intriguing. As usual with the Dublin Murder Squad books, I saved this for when I needed an immersive read, and I was not disappointed - I sped through it.

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Neither | Airlie Anderson
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I'm so excited about this book, which goes beyond gender binaries! @LittleBrownBooks

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I loved nearly every essay in this book! It's a truly thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between art and business. Highly recommend!

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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A fast, relatively entertaining read. I did not like the epilogue at all!

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This memoir-in-verse is beautifully nostalgic and inspiring - great for all ages, and a very fast read!

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Matilda I love this book so much 2y
HiddenGemBooks I love that passage ❤️ 2y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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I should be working, but these short stories are calling my name!

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Ridley had a great time at the @OneMorePageBooks nonfiction book club tonight! He's eager to start reading this haul.

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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Baby's first #smallbusinesssaturday! He loves the @OneMorePageBooks staff.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Two for baby, one for mama! The little guy and I had a great time at @OneMorePageBooks today for #SmallBusinessSaturday.

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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"Falling in love was easy. Anyone could *fall*. It was holding on that was tricky."

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Can't wait to discuss this tonight at @OneMorePageBooks - join us for nonfiction book club at 7 pm!

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I picked up this book at Duende District, pop-up bookstore focusing on writers of color. I can't wait to read it!

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The narrator is at times hopelessly materialistic and neurotic, but as you dive deeper into her life, you begin to uncover a charming, even thoughtful girl who had suppressed deep trauma. As she herself begins digging into these memories, the story twists in unexpected ways. A dark, sometimes difficult, but always compelling read.

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I'm still so overwhelmed by the book love my baby received. (There's one for me in there, too- can you spot it? 😂)

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SAME