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ReadosaurusText

Joined May 2016

reader, blogger, editor, dinosaur lover www.readosaurustext.com
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Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
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Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
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The Editor by Steven Rowley
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Happy weekend to me! I scored the perfect Crass Stitching original at a local festival, the Pygmalion Made Fest, AND picked up a copy of Margaret Atwoods‘s latest from the campus bookstore.

hermyknee So cool! 3w
Cathythoughts Just got this today too. Our next Bookclub book 3w
Christine Love the cross stitch - and the book! 💙 3w
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valeriegeary 👏👏👏 3w
ReadosaurusText @Cathythoughts What a great bookclub pick! 3w
ReadosaurusText @Christine A good pairing, right? 🤓 3w
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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I just finished rereading JANE EYRE, and then I somewhere came across this book, described as Jane Eyre mixed with Dexter. That‘s right—a Jane Eyre-esque serial killer. When I saw the line, “Reader, I murdered him” in the book description playing off the classic line in JANE EYRE, I knew I had to give it a read. I‘m a few chapters in and really enjoying it!

Laura317 I loved this book! 1mo
Ruthiella This was a fun one! 😀 1mo
ReadosaurusText @Laura317 Oh, yay! I am so glad to hear that. I really like how the author has approached writing this! 1mo
ReadosaurusText @Ruthiella It is so clever! 1mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Well-written, well-paced, and well-imagined, this book was incredible. There were many passages that were just so beautifully written that I would go back and reread them.

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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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New library hold just came through! Holiday weekend jackpot. A character that is Jane Eyre meets serial killer Dexter. How can I resist?

Laura317 This was such a fun read! Enjoy! 2mo
ReadosaurusText Yay! I‘m only a few pages in, but when I read “Reader, I murdered him,” I had a feeling I was going to love this book. 🤓 2mo
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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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Decided to reread LITTLE WOMEN with all the discussion about the new movie! #currentlyreading #saturdayreading

SharonAlger I haven‘t read this in years. Have you seen the movie version that‘s really old? I loved it. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @SharonAlger I haven‘t watched that since I was a kid! I also haven‘t read this since I was a child. So far, so good. 😃 2mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Loving this love of paper on p. 46! 📜

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Next up! I‘ve been looking forward to reading this for awhile. #tbr #saturdayreading

AmyG Loved this book. Enjoy. 2mo
juliegumdrop This is very good and I love the cover of your edition. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @AmyG It is so compelling! I couldn‘t wait to wake up this morning and read more. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @juliegumdrop I didn‘t realize there were different covers when I bought the book, and I do really like it. So adventure-y! 2mo
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This was a really fun, quirky, charming book. If you are looking for some serious literary fiction, this isn‘t it. If you are looking for an adventure and Swedish humor, this is perfect. I‘m so glad I started reading this while I was traveling in Sweden. #saturdayreading

ReadosaurusText @Aims42 I was wondering! Thanks for the recommendation. 🤓 2mo
Aims42 @ReadosaurusText you‘re welcome! His other works are just as crazy lol He‘s a fun author 👍🏻 2mo
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I‘m 88% through and the book is due in three days. Can I do it? Glad it‘s Friday and I can read in bed as long as I want tomorrow morning!

emz711 Speed that bish up! ⏩⏩ 2mo
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Pretty obsessed with my current read, which is a translated Swedish novel about the unbelievable life of a centenarian. I was just in Stockholm, and I love reading books set in the places I‘m visiting! 🇸🇪

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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“And have you a pale blue dress on?”

I just finished rereading JANE EYRE, and I am so glad I did. It reminded me why it is a classic, and I found the drawings reproduced in the iBooks ebook edition to be especially charming.

KatieDid927 😍 2mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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We‘ve been delayed at the airport for 5 hours. We might miss my cousin‘s rehearsal dinner, but as long as I have a book, I‘m okay, right?

monalyisha Ugh, so sorry! At least it's not the wedding? 3mo
ReadosaurusText @monalyisha Totally! As long as I get to where I‘m going safely and I have a book, what more can you ask for! 3mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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How is this available and not on library hold??? What luck as I stock up on some reads for my upcoming travel!

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‪Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz‘s new book could not be more timely. As we see states harshly restricting abortion rights and policing maternal bodies, HOMELAND MATERNITY: U.S. SECURITY CULTURE AND THE NEW REPRODUCTIVE REGIME is an essential read.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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I‘ve been working in overdrive the last few weekends, but I‘m playing a little hooky from reading manuscripts this afternoon to chip away a little more with this #currentread.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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🌵Yellow Rowley 🤣

Velvetfur Purple Lincoln! 4mo
RachelO Blue Carreyrou 🌵 4mo
Hufflepuffle Purple Shaw 🌵 4mo
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saguarosally Blue Han. 4mo
ReadosaurusText @Velvetfur @RachelO @Hufflepuffle These are all so great! They sound like very majestic succulents. 4mo
mreads Fuschia Tsushima 🌵 4mo
Molly_the_mezzo Violet Condie 4mo
CouronneDhiver Orange Punke 🧡🌵 4mo
ReadosaurusText @mreads I would totally buy a Fuschia Tsushima! 4mo
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#SucculentSaturday This or That edition!
🌵Desert! (but I love the ocean, too)
🌵Prickly pear, though both excellent succulents!
🌵Javelina, because I have seen way more in the wild

saguarosally I wonder if the barrel cactus will get any votes. 😂 4mo
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Know the Mother | Desiree Cooper
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Got this signed copy of KNOW THE MOTHER at the annual meeting of the Association of University Presses. Desiree Cooper was the *phenomenal* opening plenary speaker. Thank you for the copy, Wayne State University Press! Also, this view down is from the 52nd floor of the hotel. #ReadUP

Reviewsbylola This one looks and sounds good! 4mo
ReadosaurusText @Reviewsbylola And isn‘t the cover cool! 4mo
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Join me and @saguarosally for #SucculentSaturday!

1. Yes! I am from the desert!
2. No, but I am green thumb aspirational.
3. I am reading THE EDITOR and JANE EYRE plus a lot of work emails. 📧

saguarosally I love it! Can you help me not kill my succulents? 😁🌵 4mo
saguarosally It‘s Saturday! Give me a few minutes. 😁🌵 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontee
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Pro tip from Jane Eyre for next time my heart is in distress!

julesG Jane is wise! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @julesG When I read this in high school, I didn‘t quite realize how much sass she has! 5mo
julesG Yes, I also only noticed it on a reread some years later. At 16 y/o you don't see it, yet. 5mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I am super enjoying this book, and love how the author is using text messages really intentionally as their own literary device.

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Spent most of the day working, but squeezed in a little bit of this audiobook!

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Happy #SucculentSaturday! This is my *brand new* mug. Saguaros and a pun? I couldn‘t resist! Book-wise, I‘m still reading THE EDITOR amid other ebooks and audiobooks. #LookingSharp

saguarosally That‘s lookin sharp! 5mo
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This week, NPR Illinois reported that a local prison removed over 200 books from its library prison. The majority of the banned books were about race, and included the book picture here, which is a academic, peer reviewed book of the Works Progress Administration about the African American experience in Illinois.

article link: https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-prison-removes-more-200-books-prison-l...

Samplergal People making these decisions are a$$holes. 5mo
SW-T Interesting. Thinking some of those titles should have stayed. Like the ones about family visiting prisoners and how to re-enter society 🙄 5mo
ReadosaurusText @SW-T The list of books they removed is actually a really excellent race studies syllabus. 5mo
SW-T @ReadosaurusText Most definitely! I actually made note of a couple titles. 5mo
ReadosaurusText @SW-T Yes! 🤓 5mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Next up! I‘ve been so excited to read this. 🤗

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I loved seeing #tenonmytbr from @hes7 so here is mine! Definitely needed to remember #roygbiv to organize this stack. #readingrainbow 🌈

emz711 Omg fifth season! Do it! 5mo
hes7 So pretty! I keep forgetting that Crossing to Safety is on my TBR, too. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
ReadosaurusText @emz711 I seriously can‘t believe I haven‘t read it yet. I keep getting distracted by library holds becoming available! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @hes7 I just recently found a pristine used copy at a bookstore after a very strong recommendation! 🤗 5mo
RealBooks4ever Pretty rainbow! 🌈 5mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It has snappy chapters, making for a good momentum through the book. It is about family, generational violence, loyalty (or enabling), and includes characters with an array of personalities. I loved feeling like I was getting a glimpse into Lagos fashion and lifestyle. Also, my first book with the Libby app—I‘m definitely a convert!

RealBooks4ever Great story that really stuck (har har) with me! Libby is my go-to for nonfiction audiobooks. 💜 5mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever Stuck!!! Oh, I love a pun. 🤓 As for Libby, I can‘t believe a procrastinated so long with switching from the old Overdrive app! I really like the features, like how long it took to read the book. 5mo
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This workout is brought to you by audiobooks, without which my physical activity would be significantly less.

hes7 Same for me! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @hes7 Glad I am in good company! 🤓 5mo
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I finally snagged this ebook from the library AND it is my first time trying out Overdrive‘s new Libby app. So far, I really love reading with it! Happy Sunday!

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Cactus and Succulents | Sunset Books
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@saguarosally and I had a nice list #SucculentSaturday last weekend. Join us by posting a picture of your current read with anything succulent related!
#blameitonlitsy #succulentsoflitsy

saguarosally Hey, I almost forgot about #succulentsaturday 😂🌵 5mo
mreads 😁 totally going to do this 5mo
ReadosaurusText @saguarosally Teamwork makes the dream work! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @mreads Yes! Do it!!!! 🌵 5mo
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I searched my name for funsies in Litsy, and these are some of the books that came up. As an editor, I could not be more freaking proud!

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The essayists in BUILDING WOMANIST COALITIONS have come together to promote an unwavering vein of activist comradeship capable of building political alliances dedicated to liberty and social justice.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Book, tea, succulents: super on brand Saturday.

#SucculentSaturday

saguarosally I wonder if succulent Saturday is a thing. Maybe it should be. 5mo
ReadosaurusText @saguarosally I am 100% here for that!!! 5mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I am really loving my re-read of JANE EYRE. What was going to say? My love? My darling? My Jane? The unknown is what is so swoon-worthy. #swoon

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The Double Bind | Chris Bohjalian
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I just couldn‘t personally do this book. I think it is really important for literature to grapple with issues of sexual assault and gendered violence, but the opening of this book was not something I could get through, and I think could be a serious trigger for some readers.

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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Oh man, this book got me in ways I didn‘t expect. Adoration for Zelda and her talents, anger for a society set against women, sadness for what we missed out on from all that Zelda wanted to do but was held back from doing. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated this audiobook.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I‘ve been rereading JANE EYRE, and I am just so into it! I didn‘t anticipate how much I‘d enjoy returning to this classic. The last time I read it was in high school with a fantastic teacher. Mr. Diana, wherever you are now, thanks for being such a great instructor to a bunch of hyper, book-loving freshman.

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I am really proud to have been a part of publishing this collection, which explores how policing, incarceration, and capital punishment were historically used as tools of white supremacy in the Jim Crow South. Editors Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring have curated an exceptional volume that shows the roots of our contemporary carceral system.

Weaponxgirl Sounds really interesting, stacked 6mo
teainthelibrary Ooo I‘m so interested in this! I wrote my senior thesis for my history degree in Emmett Till and Jim Crow - definitely adding it to my TBR. 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Weaponxgirl As an edited collection, it is able to cover a lot of topics. I learned so much! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @teainthelibrary What an important thesis topic! I wish I had been exposed to more African American history in my college education. I‘m making up for it now in life, though! 5mo
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Tinkers | Paul Harding
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I just went to The Dial Bookshop in Chicago and it was GORGEOUS! I found these two used books in pristine condition. I am in love. 🥰

8little_paws I love that store 6mo
ReadosaurusText @8little_paws I can‘t stop thinking about it!!! 6mo
Blaire Crossing to safety is wonderful!! 6mo
ReadosaurusText @Blaire I‘ve heard the best things about it! So glad I found this used copy! 6mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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So excited to be starting this! I picked it up at A Room of One‘s Own bookstore when I was in Madison last week for a work trip and put it at the top of my TBR pile!

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Ties | Domenico Starnone
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TIES is a short, well-paced, eloquent book. Structured in three parts, each from a different family member‘s perspective, it tells the story of family dynamics through the ties that bind families together and what it means when those ties are broken. Though the symbolism was too literal for me to feel this is a literary “pick”, it was at times moving and insightful.

Cathythoughts I did really like this book 6mo
ReadosaurusText @Cathythoughts There was a lot to like! 6mo
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1. Yes, unfortunately.
2. Actually, Litsy. The reading community here is so inspiring!
3. Any dystopian community.
4. I love the title and cover of THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (which is an amazing book and you should read it if you haven‘t)!
5. @stacybmartin @whatshesreadingnow @derr.liz

#wondrouswednesday

Karkar This book was awesome! It‘s a story everyone should know! 6mo
ReadosaurusText @Karkar I completely agree! 6mo
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In BUILDING THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: HOYT FULLER AND THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF THE 1960s, Jonathan Fenderson provides an important historical perspective on the literary and cultural Black Arts Movement by looking at the life and work of Hoyt Fuller as the movement‘s architect. This book‘s compelling narrative uncovers important historic dimensions of Fuller and the BAM!

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Can‘t sleep. Again. Rereading JANE EYRE on my phone and hoping I can drift off soon! 😴😴😴 (Not because I think it is a boring book. Just because it will get my mind of what is keeping me awake!)

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It was such an honor to work with José Ángel N. on the FIRST EVER Spanish book published by University of Illinois Press. I am such a lucky acquisitions editor! Also, some other books I‘ve been working on:
✨CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH edited by Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring
✨HOMELAND MATERNITY by Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz
✨BUILDING THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT by Jonathan Fenderson
✨BUILDING WOMANIST COALITIONS edited by Gary L. Lemons

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Ties | Domenico Starnone
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1. TIES by Domenico Starnone
2. 🥂
3. 🤓❤️📚

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Megabooks That is a good emoji! 🥂🍾 6mo
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I realize most people loved this book, and perhaps I will try the highly-recommended audiobook, but I am not sure this book is for me. I found it amusing at times and an, errrr, interesting device for constructing a book, but I had really expected it to love it after all its accolades and I did not. That is okay! Not every book is for everyone. 🤓

TrishB Nope, I didn‘t like either. 6mo
cathysaid DNF‘d that one within a few pages of trying 6mo
RealBooks4ever Do try the audiobook. It might change your mind! 💜🎧 6mo
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heikemarie I found a lot more mixed reviews than solid love! It was definitely held up by critics but I think I‘m just not fancy enough to have adored it. Award fodder for sure. 6mo
ReadosaurusText @TrishB I am relieved I am not alone in this! 6mo
ReadosaurusText @cathysaid I got the advice to stick with it for at least 100 pages, and that was good advice. But in general, it should not take 1/3 of the book to get invested, imho. 6mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever Thank you! I am going to do this next time I have a road trip. 😃 6mo
ReadosaurusText @heikemarie I can only suppose the award committees thought it was inventive? Definitely made me think about the boundaries of literature! 6mo
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Note to self: Find this book about Lumumba and the Cold War when it is out!

tournevis Andrew Ridgeley?!? 6mo
ReadosaurusText @tournevis I was underlining the description of the forthcoming book I mentioned. Reid‘s project is the one I‘m interested in. 6mo
tournevis @ReadosaurusText I got that part. I was just asking why he would be worth a pic in a contemporary magazine. Talk about as-been. 6mo
ReadosaurusText @tournevis Oh! Gotcha. 6mo
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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This book was incredible! I feel so fortunate to have read TWO amazing short stories collections recently. FRIDAY BLACK and Nafissa Thompson-Spires‘ HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE are both musts for any TBR list. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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Can‘t sleep, so I‘m starting a new read. Thank you, modern marvels of technology, by which I can check out an ebook from the library from my bed and read on a backlit screen instead of turning on a light and risk waking my husband up! As for the book, I‘m interested in seeing how this portrays a woman archaeologist and alternates the narrative between pre-history and now.

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