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Redjewel_7734

Redjewel_7734

Joined April 2016

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I have vague memories of watching Mr. Rogers‘ Neighborhood, & a lifetime of memories of jokes about whether my dad is Mr. Rogers & if it‘s a beautiful day in my neighborhood because of my last name. But I never realized what a truly remarkable person Fred Rogers was. He embodied the best of the values we all purport to hold, but this book also shows his very human side as a well. Being read by Levar Burton makes this just a perfect bio.

Tera0707 My maiden name is Rogers, so I totally feel you. I loved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. They don‘t make shows like they used to 3d
Redjewel_7734 @Tera0707 I know. I also feel that way about cartoons too-I do love my classics like Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, & the Smurfs 😊 3d
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Damia | Anne McCaffrey
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I‘m so glad I decided to revisit the series; it‘s so fun. This is the story of Damia, Rowan‘s daughter, & Afra, Rowan‘s assistant & friend who is so much more to this story than hinted at in the first book. This story has so many great ups & downs that make me smile, laugh, & cry all in their turn. A tale of family, of finding maturity, & of love in many forms that has its own evolution. Looking forward to jumping into book 3.

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The Rowan | Anne McCaffrey
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I love this series so much. It was this & McCaffrey‘s Dragonriders of Pern series that made me fall in love with SFF. Rowan‘s story as a powerful telekinetic-pathic with a tragic origin & an enigmatic prophesied future tugs on my heart strings & imagination from the first pages. It‘s such a joy to be revisiting this beloved story.

Mtroiano Love the cover! ❤️ 2w
Redjewel_7734 @Mtroiano so same. The covers of this whole series are great 😊 2w
JazzFeathers Such a lively vintage cover 💙 2w
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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This is the first Sedaris book that I‘ve read & I liked it. He‘s got a great sense of humor that colors even the emotionally hard stories. My favorite essay was his Fitbit obsession because ‘It Me‘. If you like essays with humor, wit, & pathos this is a great collection to check out.

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This is a delight. If you‘ve ever wanted fun, funny, well thought out & researched answers to some of the most inane hypothetical questions this is the book for you. & what could make it better than having Wil Wheaton read it to you? Really, this is just a pure fun delight & one I will return to when the world is a bit much.

JSW So good!! 1mo
Gillyreads I really enjoyed this! 1mo
Redjewel_7734 @Gillyreads it‘s just so fun isn‘t it 😊 1mo
Gillyreads @Redjewel_7734 it is! We did it on audio, so great. 1mo
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I waffled on this 1. I went with pick b/c I did find her funny, insightful, & enjoyed her stories. My hurdle was how she said it. There‘s nothing bad/wrong with how she says things-I just had a hard time connecting with her language b/c it‘s so diff from mine & what I‘m used to. I‘m a middle age white woman, so that‘s expected & 100% fine. Ultimately I enjoyed what she had to say so much I stuck around-that shows real strength to her & her stories

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This is a beautiful little book & a great listen. Seeing what animals have taught Sy & just her incredible bond & love with & for the creatures in her life was sweet, funny, poignant, & moving. If you‘re an animal lover, you should read this book immediately. There are some hard parts (some of the animals have had bad life experiences) but Sy doesn‘t go into detail on that but rather focuses on how a little love is transformative for all.

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This is an interesting & thorough exploration of Lizzie Borden‘s trial-very even handed & without hyperbole. That is its strength & its weakness. It could of done with a shot of something. I appreciate the presentation of the facts; I just wish it hadn‘t felt so flat. I‘m not sure if the flatness is of the text itself or if the narration made it feel flatter. Definitely an interesting read, but not one I‘m excited about the way I hoped to be.

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This is a beautiful collection of poetry. I love how grounded & connected to the world around the poets the poems are. You feel their emotions through these connections & it‘s a constant reminder of how important connection is...&, in contrast, how disconnected so much of our lives have become. These poems make me want to reconnect in the way these poets are connected. They make me want to see deeper into their world.

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As much as I enjoyed the audio, reading on the page is def the way for me to go for fiction. I just felt & lives this story so much more. Of course Gamache is the Inspector I‘d want on the case. He is just so quietly emotive. & when can I move to 3 Pines? Is there another place, aside from the seemingly high murder rate & the cold weather, that is such a perfect place to live? I‘m so ready for more of this series 💜

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So who doesn‘t want to be happier? And what better to figure out how to be happier than immersion in the culture of the happiest country in the world? This was a fun read as Russell & her husband try to figure out out the secret of living Danishly & what exactly makes these Vikings so happy. The answers are pretty straightforward & not all that surprising but watching them figure it all out & stumble their way into the Danish life is great fun!

Redjewel_7734 Now somebody bring me a snegle! 2mo
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Another great memoir from our favorite galactic princess & general. Again just so wonderful & heartbreaking to hear Carrie telling her stories, and this time it‘s all about her time making Star Wars 😍 & an affair with Harrison Ford! So their chemistry wasn‘t just onscreen 🔥 It was also perfect to finish this just as the teaser trailer for Episode IX was released. I can‘t wait for December!

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This is a moving memoir. Shapiro does a beautiful job of capturing the trauma of discovering you‘re not who you thought you were. She really carries you with her so you feel the shock, the bewilderment, the curiosity, the fear, the hope, the grief, & just the everything as she felt it. She also shows great love & respect to all involved while not holding back on how the decisions of others have shaped her. A fascinating, troubling, & moving story.

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This is such a good book. Lovely & brutal, heart-warming & heart-breaking. Be warned there is brutality, abuse, rape, massacre...all of that; after all, these are lifetimes filled with war. But the story of the women...their strength, love, traditions, power & powerlessness, freedom & restriction. This story will wring every emotion out of you & it‘s so beautifully told. I want to know these women; I want to@reread this again for the first time.

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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How has it taken me this ling to read this book?!?!?! This is so amazing, and if you haven‘t read it yet, what are you waiting for? Go! Get started! I love the duality that DuMaurier built into the relationship between the narrator & Rebecca even though never the twain shall meet. Mrs. Danvers is just the right amount of scary & twisted. I also enjoyed the afterward in this edition; it has given me a lot of thoughts to bring to my next reading.

Ajessgirl I was also a late comer to Rebecca and absolutely loved it! I‘m making my way through her others now (sadly, I wouldn‘t really recommend Jamaica Inn.) 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @Ajessgirl well at least we did finally get to it. I want to read some more of her work to, so I‘ll be interested to hear which of her other works you recommend 😊 3mo
rretzler My grandmother was an English teacher and I discovered Rebecca in her house long ago, and thought it wonderful. I only read a few more of du Maurier, ones that Grandma had in her house, but I also enjoyed The Parasites. Nothing like Rebecca, but I found it amusing. I‘ve also heard good things about My Cousin Rachel - it‘s on my TBR. None of her other work compares to Rebecca though! 3mo
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JacqMac I keep saying I have to read this book. Then I forget. Lol 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @rretzler My Cousin Rachel is the other of her works that I‘ve had on my TBR. But it‘s gonna be a bit before I can get to it, which is probably good. I think it will benefit from some distance from the glow of having just read Rebecca. Hopefully by the time I get to it I can approach it on its own merits & not be comparing it. 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @JacqMac No time like the present 😁 Trust me, you won‘t regret it! 3mo
ShyBookOwl I've wanted to read this ever since I fell in love with Hitchcock's adaptation, Rebecca. I have no idea why I haven't done it yet 🤔 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @ShyBookOwl maybe it‘s time to move it to the top of the TBR 😁 3mo
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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More Carrie Fisher 🥰I just love listening to her tell her story so much. She has such a great sense of humor and way of just putting herself out there. Like she says-she is Leia, Leia is her. As I listen to her her in these books, I can‘t help but think how amazing it would have been to sit down & just talk to her. She‘ll definitely be on my dream dinner party guest list forever 💜

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Shockaholic | Carrie Fisher
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It‘s both wonderful & sad to have Carrie‘s voice in my ears. I really love how witty & funny she is as she tells her story. Another great thing is that balance of how much she cares & at the same time how few f***s she has to give. A quick, fun listen that‘s an easy recommend to anyone.

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This is great & I‘m so glad I read it shortly after reading Good & Mad. These books have caused me to look not only at myself but at how I‘ve judged other women for being strong, mad, fat, shrill, & all the other labels that get thrown out there as unacceptable for a woman. Lindy does a great job of firing her reader up & giving no quarter while still remaining true & vulnerable. A great read!

riversong153 I‘m reading good and mad. I‘ve been angry all week! I feel seen while reading this but I‘m raging too! 😡 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @riversong153 I was the same way! These two are such a good pair to get you fired up! 3mo
readordierachel This book! ❤ 3mo
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Now this is a good collection of stories. I enjoyed taking my time with each one, & like all such collections some stories were stronger than others. But overall, this an A+ work; you can really see how Jemisin used this form to develop her phenomenal skills. Definitely check this one out.

swishandflick Great title! 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @swishandflick I know, right! 3mo
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We know things are bad in North Korea, but I don‘t think I‘ve ever really thought about how bad they are...this book really brings home the horrific day to day of so many there. Knowing it makes it that much worse that our leaders won‘t push the current NKorean leaders about their human rights violations. It‘s also sad that after such an ordeal he found himself so alone & unable to help his family. This is a heartbreaking & important story to read

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I really enjoyed this memoir. Remini does a great job of showing why she & her family were attracted to Scientology, how she came to see the ways it was failing her & others, the painful process of breaking away, & coming to terms with everything after. I enjoyed her brashness, her wit, & her heart. This is a great listen.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really enjoyed this on audiobook too, and really learned a lot!! 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa So same! & she makes it a delight to listen to 😊 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Redjewel_7734 Yes, who knew she could make something so crazy a delight to listen to! 3mo
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I can‘t say I enjoyed reading this one because it was hard as in listening to what was done to Native Americans in the name of white man‘s progress is just heartbreaking, maddening, & rage inducing. I have been very I hate white people throughout. But as hard as it is, it‘s a must read; this is the history that is glosses over in history classes; these are voices my ancestors silenced & so I need to listen to them & take that rage to do better.

Annl Great review! Adding it to my tbr. 3mo
Krisjericho This was one of the most perspective-shifting books I have ever read. It was a tough, but necessary, read. 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @Annl Thanks! I look forward to hearing what you think of it 😊 3mo
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Redjewel_7734 @Krisjericho 💯it should be required reading in high school US history classes. 3mo
JazzFeathers Yes, it was indeed quite hard to read. But l'd suggest to read histories (or stories) by Native American too. Perspectives might be very different. Maybe not so much on the past, than on the present and future. 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers 💯I agree. As good a job as this does at exposing the other side of the history we‘re taught, it‘s still a white person telling the stories of BIPOC. I fully intend on searching out some own voices works for perspective. We should never put our (white people‘s)interpretations over that of the people who‘ve been denied a voice for too long. 3mo
JazzFeathers @Redjewel_7734 I haven't read it yet, but a Native friend of mine suggested this 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers Thanx😊😊😊 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @JazzFeathers another great read, though it‘s not a history, from a Native perspective is Braiding Sweetgrass. 3mo
Darklunarose I read this 20 years ago when having my daughter. It‘s a shocking book that exposes so much cruelty. But a good read cause we need to know. 3mo
JazzFeathers @Redjewel_7734 Thanks. I've never heard of this or its author. Staked! 3mo
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These poems were just so beautiful. This collection really captured me. I love how she speaks of her experiences as a Marshallese person. These poems helped me go beyond knowing about the Marshall Islands to feeling the impact of what it is to be from the Marshall Islands dealing with fallout, cancer, climate change, racism, and life. While I can never truly feel that truth, Jetnil-Kijiner has helped me come closer to understanding.

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Jenny Lawson is a treasure. I just can‘t stop smiling when I listen to her books. She tackles tough subjects with humor that allows you to see yourself in her struggles and think...it‘s not just me. I love how she normalizes struggles with mental health without trivializing it. She shows us this is life and it‘s hard, but we can still find ways to be furiously happy!

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This was so great! It really made me think about how often I modulate and stifle my own anger for fear of how it‘ll be perceived and of how often I‘ve unjustly judged other women for expressing their anger. This book really makes me want to embrace my anger and use it to fuel change in myself and the world around me. I can‘t live steeped in anger but I can use my anger and the strength it can give to stand up for myself & others.

Megabooks I really want to read this! 3mo
Redjewel_7734 @Megabooks It‘s so good! 3mo
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Loving Inspector Gamache even more on paper than I did in audio! I picked up so much more reading on the page than listening, though I did really enjoy the audio on this one. I think I‘m finding audio works best for me as non-fiction or rereads just for the story to stick with me the way I like. The characters just come to life so much better for me in my head as I read vs listen & the characters here are amazing 😍

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So good! My favorite moment of this book will always be the moment when Harry is face to face with his patronus and he whispers ‘Prongs‘, reaches out to touch it, & it fades just before he makes contact 😭It has to be one of the most moving moments of the series-right up there with ‘Always‘. Ok, I‘ll be over in the corner dealing with all the feels now.

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Jim Dale does such a great job at making the story come alive in his narration. I LOLed every time Dale did Lockhart going ‘Harry, Harry, Harry‘ This is a great way to enjoy my annual revisit.

litenthusiast I felt the same way about Jim Dale's Lockhart impression. It made me laugh. 4mo
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Forgot to post this one earlier, but I‘m doing my annual reread of HP in audio this year (while also finishing up my reread from last year in paperback-I kinda got off track around OoP). I love Jim Dale‘s narration & find this a great way to revisit my favorite series. I can never have too much HP🥰💜

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Untitled | Unknown
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At 26 pages this was a quick read about one person‘s experience of the Bravo tests. I wish there was more about his experience of the fallout & it‘s repercussions, but as he was young at the time of the tests, we get mostly impressions. The last section that focused on his conversion to Mormonism was a bit throwaway for me, but at such a short length I don‘t regret peeking into this brief glimpse of the Marshallese Islands at that critical moment.

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I had no idea about this eviction culture. & here‘s where my privilege shows, I am one who has always thought people who were being evicted were guilty of bad decision making & trying to live above their means, @ the least. I was wrong & it‘s a lot more complicated. I don‘t know where we need to start to change the system, but we need to start somewhere. If you, like I, are uneducated about this issue, read this book now (& it is highly readable).

Blaire I need to get to this one! I got it for my husband as a gift last year. 4mo
Redjewel_7734 It really is eye-opening & very readable 😊 4mo
Suet624 Thank you for sharing that you were uninformed about the issue and suggesting that others might want to learn more about it. 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This was such a bittersweet read. Listening to Michelle tell her story really made me see how little I knew & appreciated what we had in her & Barrack while we had them in office. It‘s sad that I was so little engaged in the past that it took the 2016 election, Hillary‘s & Michelle‘s books to really make me see the problem with that. Michelle is a real role model & leader & I‘m awed at all she did behind the scenes. This book is a def must read.

Suet624 💕💕💕 4mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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This book was ok. The premise was interesting, & I liked the characters, but I thought, overall the tone & pacing felt too much like her other book, Age of Miracles. While the catalyst for the story is very different in the two books, everything else just felt very samey. So, I definitely think its an interesting, ok read; it‘s not one that I‘m like you‘ve got to go read this now. So if the idea behind the story interests you, give it a shot

Conservio How much of it is plot drive? Is it really about the plot or is more about examining humanity/ people/ certain emotions/etc? 4mo
Redjewel_7734 The plot isn‘t the drive which is why it can be so different from her other book in that and yet feel so same to the other one. I really liked the other book but I wasn‘t looking to reread it, so that‘s why this one so-so while the other was a pick. 4mo
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OK, I love Maud. I mean what‘s not to love about a little old lady who solves the problems she sees with murder? And what‘s better-she gets away with it. I also love the glimpses of the life that shaped her that add to these stories but don‘t interject so much they take away from the fun of watching Maud resolve the little problems that creep up in her life. If you want a quick, light, fun read this one is perfect.

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The Realms of the Gods | Tamora Pierce
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This is a great wrap-up of this Tortallian quartet. Dane is my fave heroine in quite a while. I love how she speaks up for what she knows is right, how she is willing to learn she is wrong-the stubborn streak that keeps her from capitulating too quickly though-, and just her heart & will. This tale does a great job of tying off the strands of Dane‘s story and staying absolutely true to whom each character is. I definitely recommend this series 💜

CoffeeK8 💕 this book! 4mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I really enjoy this duo‘s writing style. They so quickly catch you up in the web of their stories & you can never quite get your footing to know who to trust & who is manipulating who. It‘s also so easy to put yourself into the story as you think of how much info is out there about each one of us just waiting for the wrong person to twist it to their own purposes. If you like a gripping read, this one‘s for you.

MichelleScott_author I just finished this one and really enjoyed it. A real page-turner. 4mo
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Now this an amazingly heavy, scary & not far-fetched enough story. Akkad brings the question of how radical terrorists are recruited home to rest in the American story. I wish he hadn‘t made the terrorist black as that feels too much like feeding into the racial expectations of our society. But I do love how he made her story completely understandable & relatable-I could see how this could of been anyone. Definitely a good, thought-provoking read.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This was an amazing book. I felt like it was underhyped and often overlooked. 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I agree 100% I‘m so glad I finally got around to reading it! 5mo
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This my favorite Gamache mystery yet. So many threads come together not only in Three Pines but also in Gamache‘s past & present as the repercussions of his integrity in the Arnolt case come to rest closer to home & heart than he ever expected. I love how this story highlights the near enemy in so many ways-it will be a theme I will be on the lookout for much more. & the characters again are so wonderfully captured-they make this series.

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The Days Are Just Packed | Bill Watterson
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Another romp through childhood with Calvin & Hobbes to remind us that sometimes the best days are those packed with nothing more than doing nothing with a friend. 💜🥰

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Emperor Mage | Tamora Pierce
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I think this is my favorite Tortallian novel so far. I love Dane & her spunk, & in this story we see her show that she truly is not to be trifled with for those too stupid to have picked up on it before. That it is a girl with Wild Magic that puts the Carthaki emperor in his place is perfect. If you‘re looking for a world that really highlights strong females Tortall is the place to watch them show the boys true strength & power.

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I really enjoyed this look into the life of Hedy Lamarr. Benedict does a great job of capturing the woman behind the beautiful face by which the world was determined to define & confine her. How many great things, inventions, artwork, literature, businesses, & more, has & does the world miss out on because we refuse to acknowledge the worth, intelligence, & capabilities of the women in the room? This is just 1 of those stories & def worth the read

Hestapleton I almost bought this one today! 5mo
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Calvin and Hobbes | Bill Watterson
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More Calvin & Hobbes fun always brightens my day. More of all the things that make this strip so great-demented snowmen, philosophy for the ages, space travel, dinosaurs, and a friendship for the ages. These strips never get old 💜

Laura317 My favorite! 🐅 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @Laura317 😊 🐯 5mo
KellyK Love Calvin and Hobbs! 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @KellyK 😊💜 5mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This is a must read. It kept me turning pages into the wee hours of the morning while tears streamed down my face & felt every emotion. Starr‘s perspective is powerfully captured & made me feel & think things that I‘ve understood & railed against from a place of privilege, knowing of them but never having to FEEL them. Now I‘m taking a hard look at myself, evaluating am I an ally or a Hailey, a friend only as long as it doesn‘t ask anything of me?

Cortg Great book! The movie was really well done, with a twist at the end that differed slightly from the book and was actually a good twist which doesn‘t usually happen IMO. 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @Cortg I‘m really wanting to watch the movie now-I just couldn‘t til I read the book. 😊 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Agree that this is a must read. Can't wait until her next book comes out! 5mo
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Redjewel_7734 @Lovesbooks87 so same. I need it now. 5mo
dragondrool Rarely do I read a book that completely deserves all the hype like this one does. 5mo
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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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This is one of the most beautiful books I‘ve read in a long time. I love the worldview & philosophy of living & being that is contained within. The stories make it so much more deeply felt, & Kimmerer has a poetic sense of language that just makes me want to live within her words. There is so much here that moved me & is really pushing me to think & figure out to put some action behind a lot if things that I‘ve been all talk on.

Deborah42 I loved this book! So gorgeous and inspiring. ❤️ 5mo
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This is a wonderfully told heartbreaking & uplifting story. But its real power was in the way it interrogates the narratives we like to tell ourselves about outreach, the ways we help refugees, how we think we know/understand others‘ trauma, and what we expect in return/believe we‘re owed for all those things. It‘s a hard look at a lot of hard things.

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Calvin always reminds me that weirdos are the best & maybe if we all band together we can reclaim our world and make it a better place...and if that fails maybe Stupendous Man, Spaceman Spiff, or a friendly tiger will lend a helping hand 😊

GrilledCheeseSamurai So fond of this strip! ❤️ 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @GrilledCheeseSamurai it‘s my favorite 😊 5mo
BookFreakOut I grew up reading this, still have this book at home! 🧡 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @BookFreakOut I‘ve got a bunch of Calvin & Hobbes collections I bought for my boys at book fairs when they were in grade school, so I figured what better way to start out the year 😊 5mo
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I always love Calvin‘s snow creations. Those & Calvinball are always some of my favorite strips🥰

bookandbedandtea The snow creations are, hands down, the best! I also love the conversations they have while sledding. 5mo
Redjewel_7734 @bookandbedandtea I love those too! And the philosophical epiphanies in the forest walks 😊 5mo
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Yukon Ho! | Bill Watterson
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One of the great things about Calvin & Hobbes is they remind us that our imaginations can take us anywhere 🚀 from outer space to the Yukon ❄️ from visiting dinosaurs 🦖 to being a pirate 🏴‍☠️ It always reminds me of why I 💜books (even though Calvin doesn‘t always love them as much as I do)-they are worlds & stories for my imagination to run wild in 🥰📚😊

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I hate it when things under my bed drool, but I love revisiting the joys of childhood with these two. We could all use a great friend like Hobbes to keep us company when those pesky monsters start drooling. Did you have such a friend when you were little? Mine was Honey Bear 💜

GondorGirl I had a cat named Twinkle who went on all my adventures with me. 6mo
wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ Calvin & Hobbes. I wrote a political philosophy paper in college using C&H‘s comics. 6mo
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Redjewel_7734 @wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! 😊💜 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @wanderinglynn wowwww! 💪That's just brilliant! 👍🏼❤️❤️ 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz And I love C&H! 6mo
Redjewel_7734 @Jee_HookedOnBookz 😊🙌🏻💜 6mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I had an Ewok teddy named, Yop-Yop. 🤗 6mo
wanderinglynn @Redjewel_7734 @Jee_HookedOnBookz It was a lot of fun. My professor gave me an A. ☺️ 6mo
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Wolf-speaker | Tamora Pierce
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Watching Dane‘s connection to the animals was great & it‘s obvious the gods have bigger plans for her future. I love the eco side of this series-the elevation of all to equals, the truth that humans aren‘t the be-all of the world but just an equal part of a bigger picture that often get above ourselves. The personalities of all the different characters is delightful, & the take down of Yolaine is perfect 😊