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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
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📚The Right Wrong Number
🎥 Sorry, Wrong Number
🎶 Mr Telephone Man

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 2d
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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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So glad I finally got around to this one. Definitely one to keep and reread. Dark topics sometimes, but there‘s an overall tone of hope and optimism for the future.

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A charming look at science, space, physics, and life in short one to two page musings. Loved the illustrations that were used as well. Science literacy in an approachable format.

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People Kill People | Ellen Hopkins
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Mehso-so

A mix of poetry and prose about gun violence. Profiles six characters and how they ended up making the choices they did that led to a shooting. Not bad, but the styles sometimes clashed and while the characters were well done, they weren‘t particularly sympathetic. Appreciated her attempt to look at gun violence through poetry. The intro and afterwards were interesting too.

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If you think you know what the Departments of Energy, Commerce, and Agriculture do, think again. Lewis looks inside these agencies and provides information on how much the US infrastructure depends on them, but also pens a love letter to the civil servants who keep these agencies running. An informative and engaging read.

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Stunning cover 😊

marleed Yes it is! 5d
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Confession time: I‘m a polygamist reader and I‘m cool with that 😎

What type of reader are you?

Andrew65 I‘m with you! 👍 6d
MirandaLeighBee I‘m very much an introvert reader! 6d
marleed I‘m a polygamist but working toward monogamy! In books that is! (edited) 6d
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rretzler Polygamist with a touch of introvert (except that I don‘t stick to one genre) 6d
laceyannea Polygamist as well as introvert! 6d
SW-T @Andrew65 😊😊😊 6d
SW-T @MirandaLeighBee LOL! I started off that way but it didn‘t stick 😊 6d
Readswithcoffee I‘m a “format” polygamist. I‘m reading one with my eyes, listening to one on my phone, and listening to one on CD in my car.😂 (edited) 6d
SW-T @Readswithcoffee You have skills! 😉😂 5d
NeedsMoreBooks Polygamist with a bit of extrovert 😁 5d
SW-T @NeedsMoreBooks Nice! 😊 5d
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A hidden gem. Some of the stories are merely a short paragraph while others cover several pages, the longest near 40. Regardless of length, they all have that Kafka flavor of keen observation and sharp wit, with a twist of the absurd to prevent complacency. A hint of humor, a touch of horror, a smidge of the grotesque, and no holds barred.

Megabooks Great review! 3d
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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Unexpected blast down memory lane at the reference to The Heroic Trio 🎥 Recall renting the DVD from Blockbuster 📼

LOL‘d at waking someone from a nightmare by threatening to take away their Nordstrom‘s frequent shopper card! Gasp 😱

Fun, fast paced. Identity, belonging, family, friendship, and saving San Francisco from demons along the way.

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Mothers' Day | Fiona McArthur
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Happy Mother‘s Day 😊

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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. —Joseph Addison

#quotes

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🤣🤣🤣

#humor #litsyhumor

Chelleo 😂 1w
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This is a collection of short stories with art drawn on post it notes. Not all the stories were as enjoyable, but I did like the art.

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If the weather‘s bad, this will definitely be the case.

#humor #litsyhumor

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Rainy weather is good for reading. Had tons of stuff in progress at some stage or other, so I made a concentrated effort to finish them instead of letting them sit around while I forgot the plots.🙄

Out of this group my favorites were Ten Years in the Tub and The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton.

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Miranda and Caliban | Jacqueline Carey
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A retelling of The Tempest. You know going in that things won‘t end with a happy ever after, but overall the characters were well done and the story was well told.

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I‘m glad you liked it! 2w
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Mehso-so

Humorous, but it felt more forced than natural. That said, still got a few quiet chuckles out of it.

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We Cast a Shadow: A Novel | Maurice Carlos Ruffin
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Mehso-so

I liked the themes that were covered, but the writing style itself wasn‘t my thing. The narrator had a lot of self loathing and pride mixed together but seeing the disfunctional dystopian society around him, it was understandable. That said, while the style wasn‘t my thing, I cared enough to see how things ended.

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It‘s interesting to hear someone say they‘re happy with themselves as they proceed to tell you about everything they‘ve changed 🙄

Pro‘s: her formula and the questions to ask yourself each day are simple and common sense.

Con‘s: she spends a lot of time talking about her former bad habits of binging and not taking care of herself but blows it off as not important, tho it‘s part of why she changed her lifestyle.

Overall, worth a read.

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😂💕😂💕😂

#bookworm #bookworms

rather_be_reading haha totally! 2w
RaimeyGallant Haha! 2w
SarahHarts_books Haha!!! Lol 💖💖 2w
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Hangover | Shilpi
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The cycle never ends....

#bookwormproblems #humor #litsyhumor

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It‘s all about priorities 😂

#humor #litsyhumor

MrBook That‘s me!!! 😂 2w
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 Exactly! 2w
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Book: The Fox Woman; tagged (MC‘s are were-fox and werewolf)
Movie: The Fox and the Hound
Song: Stone Fox, James Brown

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🦊💙 2w
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Conversations with Toni Morrison | Toni Morrison, Danille Kathleen Taylor-Guthrie
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A movie about Toni Morrison! In select theaters June 21.

https://www.tonimorrisonfilm.com/

#tonimorrison

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Why Read? | Mark Edmundson
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It‘s the Revenge of the Fifth. Also, have a happy Cinco De Mayo! Hope you find time to get some reading in 😊📚

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Someone‘s not gonna be happy! 😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

ReadingSusan 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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Mehso-so

Wanted to love it, but didn‘t. Decent reference book. Some listings indicate if they‘re dangerous for pets, others don‘t. I‘ve had some of these “indestructibles” in the past and and they weren‘t as tolerant or low maintenance as Martin says. However, it‘s a place to start and the charts about size, light exposure, and foliage type are useful. Some of it‘s very generalized, with “try until you succeed” tossed in. A starting point anyway.

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Science geekery at its best. Really enjoyed this look at liquids, told during the course of an airplane flight. An engaging tour of liquid substances in the droplets, molecules, heartbeats, and waves that make up the fuel, beverages, liquid-crystal display screen, the ocean...and of course, the tiny bottles in the carry-on‘s. Very conversational tone, simple layman‘s terms. Approachable and engaging read 🤗

#science #sciencegeek #sciencebook

Megabooks Sounds awesome!! 3w
Crazeedi Sounds very interesting! 3w
SW-T @Megabooks @Crazeedi I totally see myself reading this again! 2w
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Crazeedi @SW-T I just read *Lab Girl* a similar book about paleobiology. This one seems like it would be similar 2w
SW-T @Crazeedi Both talk about science, but between the two I liked this one a bit better. 2w
Crazeedi @SW-T great, I will look for it! 2w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Mehso-so

Hard call on pick or so-so with this one.

Pro‘s: a lot of important topics covered. She gets help, starts to makes changes, learns to stand up for herself.

Con‘s: some things weren‘t really resolved. Although she eventually went to therapy, some topics felt glossed over or got resolved because other people did things. Possibly time constraints but it left things feeling incomplete.

Overall, not bad, but a library read rather than a purchase.

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Barnes and Noble is having a sale. Select hardbacks are 2 for $10 and select paperbacks are 2 for $8. And of course, the rest of the store is full of books you can‘t go home without. A couple of these are gifts so I didn‘t do too badly. 🙄📚

“Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?” – Henry Ward Beecher

#bookwormproblems

Nebklvr Jealous of “Storm of Locusts”. 3w
Megabooks Heavy is so good!! 3w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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1. In Praise of Slowness; Queenie; Liquid Rules
2. The Rules of Love and Grammar
3. Carnations and hydrangeas

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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May the 4th be with you 😊

Erofan 😹😻 3w
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We don‘t have too many books, we have too few shelves...and no shelf control. But we‘ll always have books 😇

#bookwormproblems

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LOL!

SarahHarts_books 😂😂 3w
gaurang_1901 😂😂😂 3w
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😂😂😂

#bookwormproblems

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The Whispered Word | Ellery Adams
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Enjoyed the second entry in this series. Bibliotherapy, references to tons of books, yummy sounding food, and a group of strong women solving crime and doing good deeds. Ready for book three!

ChasingOm I loved these! I read them a few weeks ago. 😄 3w
SW-T 😊 I think book 3 (The Book of Candlelight) is out in January. I‘ve preordered of course 😊 3w
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Helium | Rudy Francisco
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1. They‘re pretending to be sweet
2. Poems from Helium, by Rudy Francisco
3. Art festival
4. Overcast and cool
5. No clue!

#friYayintro @howjessreads

Erofan They are super sweet 😻😻 3w
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1. Not really
2. Popcorn 🍿
3. Neither, though I used to be in 3 bookclubs
4. @Booknut2 @Stephjotsdown @Tadams4

#readinglife @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl Mm 🍿.. I'm a big fan! 3w
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Helium | Rudy Francisco
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I also like the opening line of Francisco‘s poem Good Morning:

“Get out of bed / The day has been / Asking about you.”

#RudyFrancisco #poetry #poetrymatters

cobwebmoth Love this! 3w
Angitron Wow! This is great! 3w
Severnmeadows I love this! 3w
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Roxanne Gay has launched an online magazine. Read more about it here: https://gay.medium.com/

#roxannegay #writers

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Love this cartoon 😊

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Quite a list.

#shakespeare

Crazeedi Very cool!!! 3w
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Geology for Beginners | George Fleming Richardson
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🤣🤣🤣

#humor #litsyhumor

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With Amazon gone, Queens building owners may boot local library branch.

Wish the library the best of luck extending their lease.

https://thecity.nyc/2019/04/with-amazon-gone-citigroup-building-may-boot-local-l...

#libraries

LibrarianRyan That sucks. 3w
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🤣🤣🤣

TheBookKeepers I freaking adore this comic series 😂😍 3w
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Sometimes you need to take a break 😊

#bookwormproblems

Crazeedi 😉😂 3w
JoScho 😂❤️ 3w
HOTPock3tt Truth!! 3w
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One more and I‘ll have a different mug for every day of the week. Four were gifts so you never know! 🤣🤣🤣

#booksandtea #booksandcoffee #bookwormproblems

JoScho You have some great ones though! 3w
Crazeedi This is a great idea!! 3w
SW-T @JoScho @Crazeedi Thanks!😊 (edited) 3w
Severnmeadows Do you use these beautiful mugs? I‘ve got several I‘m attached to that just sit on a shelf - for fear of being broken.. 3w
SW-T @Severnmeadows I totally use them! Tea, coffee, cocoa, even ice cream🤣 3w
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Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Book: tagged
Movie: Wizard of Oz
Song: Flowers on the Wall, The Statler Brothers

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🌷💚 3w
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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I don‘t normally pan books because I understand that a lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into them. However, statements like “arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself” are essentially Do Not Read signs that should be heeded. The characters, plot, and structure were all poor. Not confusing, but poorly executed. This was a waste of my time, money, and mental energy that could have been better spent elsewhere.

@Litsi

IamIamIam At least you gave it a fair shake! 3w
LiteraryinLititz Thanks for letting the rest of us know! 3w
SW-T @LiteraryinLititz @IamIamIam I‘d seen good write ups online (New Yorker, Atlantic, etc) so really wanted to like it. 😳 Oh well. Plenty more books to read! 3w
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