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NeedsMoreBooks

Joined August 2018

Reader, reviewer, dog parent, and memory collector. Co- host of Reading Squad podcast https://anchor.fm/readingsquad 📷 @literarysnippets
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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Thank you @Mynameisacolour for the #litsylovesummerswap package. The wrapping paper was so colorful. All the books have been on my list for some time. The hot cocoa looks delicious, and the pens are needed. I will use the notecards for writing, the tags for marking my collection of non-fiction book, and the bookmark is adorable. I also love tigers so the not card is perfect. Thank you again ☺️☺️ #llss

Mynameisacolour Yay!🎉 I'm glad you liked everything! 😁 & Thank you again for the fantastic package that you sent me! 5mo
Bookgoil I loved The Wrath and The Dawn and The Gilded Ones, enjoy all your new books and goodies!! 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Bookgoil thank you for organizing the swap 💕 5mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Celebrating Immigrant Heritage month on our June podcast episode. It is up and available wherever you listen to podcasts. We did one on Pride and Juneteenth last year.

https://anchor.fm/readingsquad/episodes/Reading-Squad-S2-Ep4-Immigrant-Authors-a...

Vansa Instead of these savarna novels by Indians, that don't give you any nuance of how complex India is,do you think you could include 'Ants among elephants' by Sujatha Gidla, and ' Erotic stories for Punjabi widows' by Balli Kaur Jaiswal instead?It's time books by Hindu savarnas stopped being the go-to, really,for the Indian immigrant experience.Its like reading only books by non-POCs,to encompass the American experience. 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Vansa hi! We both have read and enjoyed Erotic Stories. We have also discussed that novel in our previous podcast episodes. Often, our selection depends on what we have read in that time period. However, when we add our book recommendations on our social media pages and Bookshop.org shop, we add a wide range of books. Also I haven‘t read Ants among Elephants and have added it to my TBR. (edited) 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Vansa also, our episode focuses not only on the South Asian immigrant experience. What A Happy Family, apart from your point, also discusses the mental health challenges of immigrants and children of immigrants which is one of the reasons why I discuss it. 5mo
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Vansa It's just really exhausting when only one perspective gets attention.India is a country where only around 6% of the population has passports.And that's overwhelmingly savarna.So as in every other sphere of life,their perspectives get attention.Its amazing,for instance,that the Afro-Latinx community is calling out the lack of representation.Its sad that doesn't happen for Indians. 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Vansa I agree with you on that. I will be more mindful of my reading and recommendations. 5mo
Vansa That's such a lovely response, thank you! ❤️❤️ 5mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Vansa you are most welcome. If you have any other recommendations, please comment 5mo
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Swap'd | Tamara Ireland Stone
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Thank you Heather @Mynameisacolour for the swap package. #llss #litsylovesummerswap

June 20th can‘t come fast enough ❤️❤️

Mynameisacolour Yay!!! Mine arrived today too!🎉 6mo
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Also, our newest episode focusing on fantasy reads and social justice was up on Anchor, Apple podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else where you listen:

https://anchor.fm/readingsquad/episodes/Reading-Squad-S2-E3-Fantasy-Reads-and-So...

This is available since May 19, apologies for the delay.

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I completed this book in 2 days, which means that this was an excellent fast-paced book. It follows Nella and 12-year-old Eliza of 18th century London and Caroline from Cincinnati, OH who visits present-day London. Told from these 3 perspectives, the novel focuses on women, patriarchy, relationships, and sisterhood/friendship. Nella is an apothecary who gives poison to women to kill off men. It packs a lot.

rsteve388 I am glad you like it. I haven't read it yet. I'll have to move it up the TBR list. 6mo
CaffeineAndCandy Awwww ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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I_Am_A_Slow_Reader So beautiful 🥰🥰🥰🥰 6mo
NeedsMoreBooks @CaffeineAndCandy @Cupcakeleg @Iamaslowreader thank you 💖❤️💖❤️💖❤️ 6mo
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Rachel @rsteve388 and I have been working on a new segment: interviews with authors and members of the bookish community! If you know someone who would be interested, fill in this form: https://forms.gle/q6L4NKUW2PoJqvZC6

SpaceCowboyBooks This looks great 7mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! 🙌🏻 7mo
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Thank you fir the tag @Cupcake12
1. With the tagged book- NYC, France, Boston, New Orleans and others.
2. Elizabeth Acevedo, Jhumpa Lahiri, right now. Have others but can‘t remember now.
3. Catch up on sunshine and writing.

Feel free to play if you haven‘t already.

Cupcake12 Thanks for playing. Hope you are well ❤️ 7mo
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This collection of retold fairy tales promises a lot but I was a bit underwhelmed. The stories retell the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and a few others. More than half were interesting but the ones with folk tales and other sources seemed a bit long-winded.. I would like to read some other books by the author, though.

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This book is the first in the Tensorate duology. Focusing on the twin non-binary siblings, Akeha and Mokoya, the novel also deals with the contrast between elemental magic and technology. The twins‘ mother is the Procetorate who rules her empire. However, the twins decide on their genders and their life choices create repercussions. Mokoya confirms as female and Akeha as male. I am looking forward to reading the second book.

Come-read-with-me Sounds good! 8mo
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When We Were Magic | Sarah Gailey
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This book about six high school friends who can do magic but whose lives are changed when Alexis accidentally kills her prom date, Josh. An excellent book in its representation of the diverse characters in terms of their sexuality, family statuses (adopted), race and ethnicity, and interests (makes tutorials, swimming), and female friendships. Despite a young adult novel, there is a lot of exploration of Alexis‘s relationship with her dads.

Cupcake12 This sounds intriguing! 8mo
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Written in Starlight | Isabel Ibaez
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I was excited about this as I had enjoyed Ibanez‘s Woven in Moonlight. However, this story focuses on the outcast Condesa, Catalina, and her adventures in the forest and her search for allies to get her throne back from Ximena. The descriptions of the forest are gorgeous and the live story between Catalina and Manuel, son of the former General, is cute and all right. Catalina does grow as an individual but I found her irritating.

Come-read-with-me The cover is beautiful! 💕 8mo
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This collection of essays starts and ends with the author‘s birthday over a year. Gay decides to find delights in the daily, mundane, routine life and this is his collection of ‘more than a hundred ‘essayettes‘. I enjoyed a few of the essays but not the overall anthology. I am sure others might enjoy but this was a so-so for me.

Megabooks I have this and have never been able to get into it. 8mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Megabooks oh great ? Glad that I am not the only one 🤦🏻‍♀️ 8mo
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Into the Heartless Wood | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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This gender-reversed retelling of Beauty and Beast is an epic and beautifully epic story. Owen Merrick lost his mother to the enchanted woods. When he is saved by a tree siren, Seren, their relationship starts. The tree sirens attract humans, kill them, and collect the souls for their mother, the witch of the woods. There is a second story on why the witch wants the souls. I enjoyed Seren‘s story more than Owen‘s and the Ecofeminism view.

Come-read-with-me This sounds fascinating! Thanks for providing such a good review! 👍🏻 8mo
mhillis This sounds so good! Stacked 📚 8mo
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Lily and Dunkin | Donna Gephart
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Thank you for the tag @Cupcake12 and apologies for the delay.
1. Planning to catch up on blog posts.
2. Horror and erotica.
3. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Thank you @Laughterhp for this book. Queenie is a new adult novel about the 25-year-old Jamaican-American Queenie Jenkins. This was an interesting book in terms of adding in text messages in the narrative. Queenie is having ahead time: breakup with her white boyfriend, consequent one-night stands, sexual and mental health, and her family. I enjoyed her friendships and her growth as a character but some parts seemed repetitive. Still a pick.

Laughterhp I‘m glad you liked it! 8mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Nora Seed commits suicide and the first few chapters tell us about the reasons behind her death. When she dies, she is transported to the Midnight Library, an in-between space between life and death where she can try out various lives in parallel universes. She borrows a book with a life based on a decision that she did not take in her actual life. Touching on themes of life, death, kindness, love, and regrets, this book deserves the hype.

Mavey @NeedsMoreBooks Hi Rashmila! Do you want to join the book discussion in OverbookedClub on Midnight Library? 9mo
Come-read-with-me I just got this and am really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the great review! 9mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Mavey hi! Sure. Where can I find the details? 9mo
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NeedsMoreBooks @Come-read-with-me awesome! Looking forward to your review 💗 9mo
rachaich Brill book 😊😊 9mo
Mavey @NeedsMoreBooks You may check in with @sblbooks here and join the fun! The discussion's on the 27th! https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2136875 9mo
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This book features quotations by famous Balck people preceded by a short biography. This was a slim book and I enjoyed the bios and learned about some people I did not know about.

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Juliet Takes a Breath | Gabby Rivera
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Juliet Milagros Palante is a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx. At 19, she comes out to her family and flies to Portland to intern with Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on White feminism and lesbianism. Juliet believes that Harlowe will help her figure things out but she is the one who teaches Harlowe. There is also a cute love story between Juliet and a motorcycle driving librarian, Kira.

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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This cute graphic novel is the story of Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray how meet at church bingo in 1963 brings together. They fall in love with each other during their high school, profess their love, and are torn apart by family pressure and circumstances. Now in their mid-60s, they are reunited at a bingo game and realize they are still in love. This is the first in a series and a really cute love story.

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie maybe take a look at this one. 9mo
ElizaMarie @AkashaVampie I had this one on my TBR already :) 9mo
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This book presents the seven necessary sins women and girls need to employ to defy, disobey, and disrupt the patriarchy: anger, attention, profanity, ambition, power, violence, and lust. It describes various contemporary feminist movements and suggests ways to make feminism intersectional as well as relevant. I learned a lot from this book.

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Set in Nigeria, it is the story of Vivek Oji, his life, death, and legacy. The main theme is his transformation and how his sexuality plays a major role in the story. He struggles with his identity reflected in his education, family, friendship, and his relationship with Osita, his paternal uncle‘s son. The novel probes the ideas of gender, sexuality, friendship, love, family, the larger social community, organized religion, through Vivek‘s life.

Come-read-with-me I loved this book! It‘s been one of my favourites so far this year! 9mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Come-read-with-me yay, Paula! It was an unexpected favorite. 9mo
Soubhiville I really loved this one as well. 9mo
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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We just had an awesome book discussion with Roxane Gay, organized by the @FeministBookClub

February‘s book is The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love and there will be a member‘s only discussion with the author, Sonya Renee Taylor.

If you are interested, you can use the code LUCHI to get 15% off your box.

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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This was the first book of 2021; it is truly unputdownable despite a slow start. New York City is going to come alive but its avatar has fallen into a supernatural sleep. It can only be revived if its 5 boroughs, represented by 5 people, can come together and defeat the enemy. All the 5 avatars are the boroughs themselves. With themes of racism and gentrification and other important ideas, this novel is highly recommended. #AuthorAMonth

NeedsMoreBooks Also the book cover comes alive under Google lens if you have a hardback copy! 10mo
LoverOfLearning @NeedsMoreBooks Okay very cool! 10mo
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This delightful anthology of short stories is cute, adorable, sometimes funny, and full of love. Featuring diversity, race, and love across all sexualities, these stories have protagonists who are people of color, are usually in high school, and end often on a hopeful and happy note. This collection is excellent and highly recommended.

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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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This book is on very antiracism list and rightly so. Kendi provides definitions of racist and anti racist at the beginning of each chapter and shows how racism is prevalent in everything while tracing his own life and examining his own biases. I would have preferred some more concrete solutions but this is still an excellent book to read.

LoverOfLearning I'm reading his other book and wow, it is very well written and very much needed. 💝 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @LoverOfLearning it is on my TBR 🙂 10mo
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Completed this anthology of short stories, cuddled with our dog, while it was snowing outside (first snow of the season). TW- sexual assault, domestic abuse.
All the stories feature ‘difficult women‘ but shows how they became or why they are difficult. The protagonists come from various backgrounds; the stories vary in length & genres showing Gay‘s brilliance. I can say that every reader will finds parts of themselves in at least one story

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Evidence of my 2021 bookish resolutions 📚

Donated 8 books to the neighborhood Little Library and borrowed Thoughts from a Blue Bike and What Do You Say When

Bought books by a trans author: Map of Salt and Stars (recommended by @rsteve388 ) & by a WOC: Patsy with Powell‘s store credit after selling a box of books.

I had planned to donate/sell books that I won‘t re-read and buy books by P/WOC/trans authors.

Thank you @CBee for The Almost Moon

CBee It made it! I‘m so glad 👏🏻 Enjoy! 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @CBee thank you for sending ❤️❤️ 10mo
CBee @NeedsMoreBooks you‘re very welcome! 10mo
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Kdgordon88 I really liked The Map of Salt and Stars. 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Kdgordon88 I am excited to read it 😍🤩 10mo
BookNAround I read Continental Divide by Alex Myers, also a trans author, last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. As a bonus, it‘s a university press title in case you‘re interested in small and university presses. (edited) 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @BookNAround thank you for the recommendation! Looks interesting and added to my TBR 💖 10mo
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Thank you @Cupcake12 and @TorieStorieS for the tags and @Eggs for the questions #wondrouswednesday

❄️No but I plan to read The Butterfly Effect by @rachelm Suggestions welcome 💖
❄️Netgalley, Feminist Book Club Box blog, and I should revive my blog 🤦🏻‍♀️ Also thinking of being active on Storygraph
❄️I am thinking of the tagged book from the top of my head.

CBee Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, by a Litsy author - @ruthemmielang ♥️ One of my favorites! 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @CBee thank you! Adding it to my TBR 💖 10mo
Cupcake12 Can I ask what is Storygraph? 10mo
Eggs Thanks for participating 📚👏🏻🤗 @NeedsMoreBooks 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Cupcake12 it is similar to Goodreads but not connected to Amazon and Black-owned: https://www.thestorygraph.com/ 10mo
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Thank you for the tag @Cupcake12 for the tag and @rachelsbrittain for the questions #weekendreads

1. Tagged book.
2. The Buddha In Daily Life: An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin by Richard Causton. I practice Nichiren Buddhism and this was one of the first books that I read.
3. Just completed How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

wanderinglynn I‘m definitely stacking the Buddhism book. It sounds interesting. I‘ve studied some of Buddhism and I want to learn more. 10mo
NeedsMoreBooks @wanderinglynn yay! Looking forward to your review. Here‘s a website of the global movement and the particular Buddhist philosophy that I follow: https://www.sokaglobal.org 10mo
wanderinglynn Thanks! I‘ll check it out 👍🏻 10mo
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Thank you for the tag @slategreyskies and @Cupcake12 for the questions #MotivationalMonday

1. Catch up on Litsy love and general stuff, such as this post 😁
2. Salsa verde with healthy Trader Joe‘s tortilla chips
3. Afternoons when I am done with day‘s work or at night before bed. Favorites as I feel relaxed and calm to tackle crazy reads.

Cupcake12 Thank you for playing. Hope you‘re safe and well x 10mo
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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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Our final episode of our first season is now available on Anchor.fm and anywhere else where you hear podcasts. We are taking a break for January and will be back in February. Our theme for January was social justice and we will soon post our recommendations. You can also support us by participating in our Diverse Reads Reading Challenge.

https://anchor.fm/readingsquad/episodes/Reading-Squad-Episode-8-TBR-and-Christma...

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War Widow | Tara Moss
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Historical fiction noir detective story set in Sydney in 1946 focuses on Billie Walker, a private investigator: glamorous, a feminist, and comfortable confronting criminals and dancing at a club. Billie tracks the son of European immigrants who own a fur shop. Billie also tries to help Shyla, a young woman of the Wiradjuri, find her older brothers who were separated in childhood to be trained as helpers in White society. #Booked2021 #setAustralia

Crazeedi I like the sound of this 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Crazeedi I liked it, unexpectedly 😅 11mo
charl08 Sounds good to me too! 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @charl08 it is 😁 11mo
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Thank you @Cupcake12 fir the tag and the questions #MotivationalMonday

Halfway through the book and enjoying it.

1. Complete writing blog posts for Feminist Book Club Box
2. Gorging on goat biryani (my brother-in-law is staying with us and he cooked it). Biryani- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biryani

Cupcake12 Thank you for playing ❤️ Hope you are well. When are you planning your next Reading Squad podcast? Goat biriyani sounds interesting! I had goat curry in Tobago and loved it xx Take care xx 11mo
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Thank you for the reminder, Jenny! #jennyis30
I completed the challenge with the following books:

Religion- The Beauty of Your Face
Hard-boiled crime- War Widow
Drama- A Feminine Ending (play)
Satire- Fifty Things That aren‘t My Fault
Victorian- Enola Homes: Mystery of the Pink Fan
Feminism- Hood Feminism
Historical Mystery- Enola Holmes: Case of the Missing Marquess
Cats- Sabrina the Teenage Witch by Kelly Thompson

NeedsMoreBooks Gothic- Once and Future Witches Suspense- Eight Perfect Murders
Politics- Maus
Fantasy- Gods of Jade and Shadow
Classics- The Velveteen Rabbit
Detective- A Case of Charlotte
Chronic Illness- And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer
LGBTQ Romance- Priory of the Orange Tree
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Regency- Jane Austen Project
18th century- Treasure Island
Family- Always the Last to Know
Biography- My Past is a Foreign Country
Literary- Two Old Women
Thriller- Save Me from Dangerous Men
Autobiography- Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls
Nordic- Anxious People
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This was a horrible and crazy year for many. I don‘t know if anyone who hasn‘t been affected in some way or the other by this pandemic. My silver lining was that I completed 111 books, more than my goal of 100. This might be a low or high number for some but for me, I am happy that I spent so much time in so many non-pandemic worlds, real and imaginary.

Happy new year, Littens! 🥳🥰

Kdgordon88 Well done! Happy New Year! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! Happy New year! 11mo
Megabooks Great job!! 🎉🎉 11mo
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Cupcake12 Happy new year to you both and Luchi. Stay safe and take care. Your letter arrived yesterday too xxxx 11mo
La_Cori Yay, congrats for the challenge! 📚👏 Happy New Year 🎉🎆🥂 11mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick That's awesome! Well done 👏👏👏 11mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Yay for you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Happy New Year! 🥳❤️🍾 11mo
BiblioLitten Yayyyii!! Happy New Year 🥳🎊 11mo
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This was a sweet and wonderful book about Haze Evans, who is in a coma. He is a newspaper club IST for 50 years and after her coma, the publisher decided to print her selected columns and responses. The novel is also a meditation on family, relationships, happiness, politics, and feminism. This was the perfect book to end tho crazy year.

UwannaPublishme I loved this book, too! She‘s one of my favorite authors. 🙌🏻 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @UwannaPublishme I just discovered her and plan to read more. Any recommendations? 11mo
UwannaPublishme Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons 😁👍🏻 11mo
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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares | David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
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This book starts on Dec 17th and ends on Dec 27th. Dash is at the Strand in New York when he comes across Lily‘s book of dares that have clues. I liked it as it is a cute YA romance novel that also deals with issues of family, loneliness, and friendship. Both of them pass the notebook around and they do meet.

Cupcake12 This sounds really cute x 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Cupcake12 it is. It‘s the first of 3. 11mo
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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The first in the trilogy, Ceony Twill arrived at Magivuan Emery Thane‘s House to learn the magic of paper. However, Thane‘s ex- wife, Lira, steals his heart and Twill chases to get it back. This was between a pick and so-so; I enjoyed the story and the memories but could not stomach the messiness of traveling inside the heart.

Mccall0113 I absolutely loved this whole series. Totally not my usual genre and I recommend it all the time. 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Mccall0113 I am starting the second one. I felt weird with the descriptions of the blood and heart 🥴 11mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Read this after watching the adaptation. This fell between a pick and a so-so. Set in Ireland, Marianne and Connor have an on-off relationship since high school to after college graduation. The book portrays how two people are together and apart. It portrays mental illnesses and domestic abuse sensitively. It seemed a bit slow sometimes but I still liked it.

Cupcake12 It‘s on my tbr list for 2021 x 11mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Cupcake12 yay! Looking forward to your review 😊 11mo
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Just completed the tagged book as the last of 2020 and will start 2021 with The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin. Thank you @BookNAround for the #lastfirst giveaway.

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As many of you know, Rachel and I host a podcast, the Reading Squad. We decided to start a reading challenge for 2021 based on themes of social justice. Here are the 12 prompts and here is a link to the PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_suTAjurqeaDSiV27f7s2ppPpR2Ntz1L/view?usp=shari...

If you are interested, use #DiverseReadsChallenge for your posts. Feel free to share. Do tag us if you are participating. Happy holidays and happy reading!

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Picked this up on @rsteve388 recommendation and this is such a hilarious and delightful book. The marriage of Gavin, a baseball player, is in shambles. His wife, Thea, wants a divorce and their 3-year-old twin daughters. Gavin wants to save his marriage and seeks help from his teammates and their romance book club. This is a feel-good book that also analyses serious issues. #ReadYourWay #CrushtheRush

TheSpineView 😊👍📚🎄 12mo
rsteve388 I am so glad you liked it. The other two books in the series are excellent. 12mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I started January and December 2020 with Backman. This is an excellent book featuring interesting characters and how a bank robbery results in a hostage situation at an apartment showing/open house. Like any Backman, there are meditations on love, marriage, divorce, family, relationships, and suicide. I enjoyed it. Also keep tissues close at hand. #ReadYourWay #CrushtheRush

TheSpineView 😊👍📖🎄 12mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yay! Your doing so well! 12mo
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Christmasland | Joe Hill
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Thank you for the tag and the questions @MoonWitch94 Apologies for the delay. #thoughtfulthursday

✨Christmas and New Year‘s Eve.
✨We keep it low key although we finally bought a giant artificial tree and decorated it over the weekend. Also eggnog and a Christmas movie on Christmas Day is usually the plan.
✨I need something to occupy myself or my mental health suffers. Reading is therapeutic if unemployed 😅

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Egypt | Stanley Lane-Poole
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Thank you for the tag @MoonWitch94 and @Eggs for the questions. Sorry that it is a week late. #WondrousWednesday

1. Egypt- pharaohs, pyramids, and Cleopatra.
2. Hoping to finish #Booked2020 and the Reading Women challenge. It‘s ok if I don‘t 🤷🏻‍♀️

MoonWitch94 Egypt is DEFINITELY on my bucket list! 12mo
Eggs Thanks so much for playing ❤️📚💚 (edited) 12mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Participating in the #ReadYourWay readathon hosted by @TheSpineView . Planning to complete 4 books.

TheSpineView Great goal!❤😊🎄📚 12mo
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Podcast: Manual de podcaster | Ivn Tenorio Santos
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My last post for #NFN20 is a day late. This podcast discusses non-fiction books but from an interesting comic perspective. Listened to a couple of them and enjoyed the content. Link: https://www.stitcher.com/show/by-the-book

Moonprismpower I love this podcast! I just read This is Where you Belong too. And Kristen and Jolenta! I liked the episode about plants. 🙂 12mo
Clwojick Thanks for joining us! 12mo
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This is my last book for #NFN20 . I enjoyed this book that discusses sexual liberation with interviews and scholarly research. It also unpacks the different labels that women are bombarded with.

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A Place Called Waco: A Survivor's Story | David Thibodeau, Leon Whiteson
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Waco on Netflix is a limited series that shows the 51-day siege between the members of David Koresh‘s Branch Davidians and the FBI/ATF. The tagged book is one of the sources of the series. Definitely worth a look into what happened. Now, I want to see and read more about this 🤷🏻‍♀️ #NFN20

Librariana I'm sure this would make for an interesting documentary or docuseries. I'm always fascinated by learning about the minds of people like David Koresh and Marshall Applewhite, founder of Heaven's Gate. I believe there's a documentary about this last one on HBO Max. 12mo
NeedsMoreBooks @Librariana thank you for letting me know about Marshall Applewhite, need to check out the documentary. 12mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This book chronicles the most catastrophic library fire in the US that occurred on April 29, 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library.The book also connects to the larger implications and effects that libraries have. So a love letter to libraries. I enjoyed this as I love the American public library system. #NFN20 #FEASTMODE