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SarahBookInterrupted

SarahBookInterrupted

Joined June 2020

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On this weeks Manuscript Monday, Book Interrupted member Meredith reviews Dr. Jen Gunter‘s book The Vagina Bible. Check it out here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-vagina-bible

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Check out Book Interrupted member Kim‘s review of Eat Pray Love on our weekly blog segment Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-eat-pray-love

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Totally agree! I loved this one! 2w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Check out Book Interrupted‘s new blog segment “Manuscript Mondays”, where members review a book outside the podcast. Read Kara‘s experience with The Handmaids Tale. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/the-handmaid-s-tale-1985-by-margaret-atwood

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Arabian Nights | Richard Burton
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I was glad that I finally read this book. To be honest I decided to read it now because Margaret Atwood mentioned it in her MasterClass. I also like that I finally know the full tale of Ali Baba and the 30 Thieves. I enjoyed knowing folktales that have influenced terms we still use today. It can be brutal at times, but that is expected in historical folktales.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Here is my copy, not a beautiful one like some of my others I‘m looking forward to reading it again! . @sprainedbrain #pemberlittens

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Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Brilliant, Agatha Christie never disappoints. I was leaning towards someone I thought she could make the murder, but once again I was wrong. I really enjoy her books immensely and completely understand why they were made into mini-series. I also really love the character Poirot. He is delightful with his little grey cells.

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This is the first Sally Rooney book I‘ve read and I really enjoyed it. The dialogue in emails between the friends were my favourite part. I like how they put on paper their wonderings about life. It felt like it ended abruptly, but she still wrapped it up nicely for me because it was another email correspondence. I liked that the book wasn‘t overly optimistic, which surprised me. I‘m a fan of a happy ending. It did have one, just not as bright.

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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Absolutely loved this book and didn‘t realize how much until I was telling my sister how much my mother would enjoy it. All the characters are delightful and interesting. The plot is also great, with lots of twists, but it‘s also funny with tender moments. I shed a few tears. It‘s a well written book and I look forward to his next one and returning to these lovable characters.

erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve just read the second one and it‘s just as fun! 👍 1mo
SarahBookInterrupted Great, thanks @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m looking forward to it because I‘m missing the characters. (edited) 1mo
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I loved the authors voice and humour. She was funny and welcoming. I didn‘t need this book. I‘m already really good at managing my time, but I would recommend it to anyone that feels as thought they don‘t have enough time to do that thing that they want to do or someone that doesn‘t feel they have anytime for themselves. Her book will ease you into accomplishing your goal, whatever it may be. She will help you get to a happier existence.

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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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I didn‘t know much about this book except you never find out the name of the main character and he‘s an author promoting his book. It‘s a brilliant book and unfolds without really noticing it‘s happening, until it does. It makes your mind and heart go in so many directions. It really is a hell of a book and I have already recommended it to friends and fellow book club members. I love the ending as well, it stays with you, at least it did for me.

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I have to admit I only read the second book because of Bridgerton. I read the first book because my library app suggested it and then I heard about the show. So, I watched the show afterwards and loved it! I liked this book but not as much as the first book. It was light and enjoyable. I might read the next romance in the Bridgerton family. I also like the brother Colin quite a bit, more than Anthony actually. I think he‘s the next book.

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Here is the secret code for Book Interrupted‘s Kindle Connection Contest. It will give you an additional 5 entries! Go here to enter: https://gleam.io/LT1H7/book-interrupteds-kindle-oasis-connection-contest

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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I read the book Z (Zelda) about Scott Fitzgerald‘s wife. I‘ve always meant to read The Great Gatsby and it‘s wasn‘t what I expected at all. It was much better. I really enjoyed the book. I love what wasn‘t said but implied. Also, from clips from movies over the years I thought Gatsby would be a character I didn‘t like, but that was a pleasant surprise too. I really liked his character a lot. I also love books narrated by a secondary character.

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White Fragility was our first fan book pick. Squiggy was the fan that joined the podcast. During the 6 week book cycle he came gave us his advice of just stumble forward and it stuck with all of us. We just launched our swag shop and thought this would be the best place to start. To find out more go to this blog post: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/white-fragility-artwork?fbclid=IwAR3EnGWW_f...

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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It was a light read and I really like that the main character was autistic. I also enjoyed that the love interest was a good person but with some personal problems as well. Their insecurities played off each other well in the story. I loved Michael‘s family so much and was glad they ended up being a major part of the story. I also liked how Stella‘s success was embraced. It was a predictable love story, but perfect for a light modern romance.

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I didn‘t read this series in the correct order. This was the first and my last. There are only 3 Brown sisters so the series is done. I really love them and their love matches. They have real life problems, living their lives and finding love. It‘s delightful, incredibly steamy at times but you‘re just so happy for the characters. I really enjoyed this series and am a little sad there isn‘t another book to read. So glad I stumble upon this series.

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I didn‘t know anything about the Fitzgerald‘s before reading this book. I only decided to read it because of the amazing reviews I‘ve read and seen. I‘ve always meant to read The Great Gatsby and now I will. I might even try and track down her book. I really enjoyed this novel. It‘s was dark and moody, but you still love the Fitzgerald‘s. It makes me wonder about Hemingway as well?? Another rabbit hole to go down as well. It was a good read.

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Book Interrupted Podcast start to read The 4% Fix by Karma Brown our second Fan book pick. Our Fan Lindsay joins us for this 6 week book cycle and discussion. Through the topics of time management, oxygen masks, sleep cycles and what‘s worth getting out of bed for, they talk about their lives. Listen to the first episode here or anywhere you get your podcasts. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/29368c95/the-4-fix-epis...

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This book is a must read. Jesse Thistle‘s storytelling is exceptional and it‘s beautifully written. The stories of his life are sewn together to paint a picture of his existence. He has lived through more then you can imagine one person could. This book will change you in subtle and profound ways. It is hard to read because of the content, but once finished you‘ll want to read it again. It‘s heartfelt, heart wrenching and heart warming. Read it.

Crazeedi Oh wow this looks really good 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Crazeedi It really is. I highly recommend it. 3mo
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I love this author! Her romance books have “real” people in them with believable back stories and issues, but their problems/trauma don‘t make them unlovable. They make them more. The intimacy is, at times, a little too steamy for me. Surprised me, even though I‘ve read another from this author. They make me blush and I would be so embarrassed if someone knew what I was reading at those moments. Regardless, I wholeheartedly enjoyed this book.

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Check out this art work inspired by From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle. Art work done by tattoo artist Lia MacBean. Here is the link of the blog post for it. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/from-the-ashes-artwork

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I highly recommend this book. It was a heartbreaking story, but one that makes you reflect on all the different ways that trauma manifests into adulthood. The story is full of hope, sadness, anger, love and friendship. This book will make you cry, but it‘s worth every tear.

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ve never been disappointed with one of Margaret Atwood‘s novels. Her character development is always excellent. I loved how this book told you the end, then jump backed to the beginning and worked you towards the answers, slowly. There are undertones that are suggested, but not fully revealed until later. Which I loved because that is how life works you can see all the clues in hindsight. It was a complicated story but revealed nicely.

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This book was pretty steamy, but I loved it. I don‘t read many modern day romance books, which is odd because Rom/Coms are my preference in films. I loved both the main characters. You are really rooting for both of them and the side stories are really good too. It wasn‘t just about the romance but the lives and struggles of the main characters. I enjoyed it. Wonderful author for when you need a light, enjoyable and happily ever after read.

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Join and/or listen to Book Interrupted as we read “From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way” by Jesse Thistle.
Listen wherever you get your podcasts OR on our website: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast

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Absolutely loved this book, I couldn‘t put it down. Yuval Noah Harari makes history more like a story of the history of man. It‘s a big book that seemed small as you read it. He covered so many topics and the book really gets you thinking about life and the human imagination. Brilliant and I can‘t wait to read his next one! To find out more about what I thought or the other members of Book Interrupted go to https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes

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Read along with Book Interrupted as we read Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. We explore this book over the next 6 weeks in our weekly podcast. To find out more go to www.bookinterrupted.com

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This book was practical and would help anyone trying to resolve conflicts in their lives. It‘s great for recognizing your feelings and needs, but to be empathetic to others feelings and needs. I also like the mindset part of changing “I have to” to “I choose to”. I think that was powerful. This book also makes you stop and think how you react to conflicts in your life and how you can improve relationships by being more self aware. Take a moment.

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I hadn‘t heard to Lindy West before listening to this book. Libro.fm recommend it for me and it looked interesting. I really like her, a lot! She covers so so many topics and is smart, honest, funny, genuine and brave. I truly enjoyed this book and so glad that she has a tv show too (which I also looked up) called Shrill. I would recommend this book and will look out for her current and future projects.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Shrill was the first book of hers I read, and I fell in love too. She has such a great voice. 6mo
KatieDid927 I also recommend Shrill! It‘s even better, imho. 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted Oh, then I‘ll stack that one too. Thanks! 6mo
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The Best Laid Plans | Terry Fallis
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I read the sequel the High Road first, years ago and loved it! I have been meaning to read this book and I wasn‘t disappointed. I love all the characters deeply. It makes me want to read the High Road again. It‘s funny, lighthearted, informative and very Canadian. I read it in 2 days. Delightful book.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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It was just so so for me. I think I‘m a fan of everything working out, but it just didn‘t nail that for me at the end. Yes, some things were for the better, but it didn‘t feel resolved. It wasn‘t a bail and I enjoyed the storytelling style. I also liked how it was all around this concept of the nest and how it effected the lives and futures of the characters, when it‘s intent was to do the opposite. I just didn‘t love the characters.

CarolynM I didn't like the characters either, but I think I enjoyed the story more because of that - I wasn't hoping for a happy ending for any of them. 6mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed the read. It kept me engaged 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted @CarolynM and @Cathythoughts I was mixed with this book. It wasn‘t a bail because the story kept me engaged and the storyline was unique. I also like how it all was intertwined. I think I assumed that the characters would grow on me but they never did. 6mo
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This is a great book. I am already pretty good at creating a habit, but had no idea I was implementing some of these tactics. There are some tips I didn‘t know about that could help with habits I want to do, but have a hard time making them stick. I now know why and will try some additional strategies. I would recommend this book.

BookDadGirlDad I've seen this book listed many places. Now it is sitting on my TBR shelf 6mo
SarahBookInterrupted @BookDadGirlDad I just noticed your comment just now. Sorry about that. You should read this book! It has so many good tools for building the life you desire. I don‘t think you‘d regret it. Very practical and enjoyable read. He tells lots of stories. 6mo
BookDadGirlDad @SarahBookInterrupted It's on #bookspin for August. We'll see what the spinner says 6mo
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The secret code MA5T3RCLA55 for the Book Interrupted Passion Project Contest. You can win a 1 Year free membership to Master Class. This code will give you 5 entries. If you haven‘t entered yet go to www.bookinterrupted.com/contests

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This book was a fan pick on Book Interrupted and I am grateful that Squiggy suggested it. I would recommend this book for any white person looking to starting the journey of being an anti-racist. Like we discuss on our podcast, this is a good starter book because she ease you into anti-racism and your White Fragility is less triggered. She also calls you out on your behaviours/thoughts as you read the book. It‘s an excellent place to start.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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Art done by Book Interrupted member Lia MacBean inspired by the book Untamed. To listen to the podcast discussion about gender roles and societal conditioning check out Book Interrupted‘s episode 1 of Untamed at www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes

ozma.of.oz I just subscribed! Is this your podcast? 7mo
SarahBookInterrupted Amazing, thank you! Yes, it is. I hope you enjoy it. 7mo
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I didn‘t even remember putting this book on hold at the library and it arrive just as I needed it. I was struggling to understanding where a loved one was coming from. Listening helped me understand that control can also be an anxiety response. In addition to that so many great nuggets for my own personal growth, like the stories we all tell ourselves and how they should be our first drafts. Brilliant! Super short audio book and worth it.

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This is a book every Canadian needs to read. I knew about some of these things, but the detail and information he gives shines a whole new light on it. I was shocked, horrified, angered, disappointed, disturbed and informed. Excellent book

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My talented friend Lia did this artwork of The Skelton Women from the book. I love that story. If you go to the link you can also see a funny cartoon as well about The Ugly Duckling. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/women-who-run-with-the-wolves-artwork.

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Every person with a period needs to read this book! Honestly, it‘s an excellent read, not only do you learn about your body, but the authors personally comes though as well. Making it a fast and enjoyable read. She teaches you just because something is common doesn‘t mean it‘s normal. We can all live without painful periods & she shows us how. She also tells you your period is giving you feedback on your health and is an incredible tool! Read it!

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Yes No Maybe So | Becky Albertalli, Aisha Saeed
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This was a really cute book and I enjoyed the story. I also liked how it went back and forth between the two characters perspectives. It‘s a nice light read. It felt like a a little respite.

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I love a P&P spin off so I don‘t regret reading it, but some of the directions this author went with beloved characters I didn‘t enjoy. Actually, the direction she went with most of the the past characters I didn‘t enjoy. It was also very dark at times and I usually go to a Jane Austen book or spin off to escape from that. The best part of the book was the continuation of the Lizzy & Darcy love story in my opinion.

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Tara Road | Maeve Binchy
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This is the first Maeve Binchy book I‘ve read. I loved her character development. I also liked the flow of the story. Each characters full story is revealed by the end. The ending leaves you hopeful but not settled. Which I liked, because I thought it was going to be predictable. I‘ll definitely read another book from this author.

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Litsy Friends: the following is the secret code for 5 extra entries for the Book Interrupted Period Posts Contest to win a Kinx mixed flow period underwear kit. To enter the contest or find out more go to www.bookinterrupted.com/contests

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Book Interrupted is reading Seeing Red by Kirsten Karchmer. Every person with a period needs to read this book! Check out our latest episode (EP2) I discussing this book. It‘s so funny! First period and tampon stories that will make you laugh out loud. Available anywhere you get your podcasts or on our website at www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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I liked this book, it‘s a quick read and the stories are wonderfully written. She takes you along for the ride. She tells you the life lesson she learned from each story and touches on some important topics. She just scratches the surface, but a great introduction to different topics. She‘s honest about herself and life. It‘s about family, love, societal cages and how you can give permission to yourself to change how you interact with them

BeeMagical Love this one too!!🤍 10mo
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Hunger's Brides | W. Paul Anderson
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Wow, this book is incredible. It‘s long, but also so interesting. I didn‘t know about Sor Juana de la Cruz before reading this book and she is now one of my hero‘s. What an incredible women in history. I also wasn‘t much on poetry before reading this book, but it taught me to read poetry you need to slow down and take it in. There were interesting, scary, disturbing, inspiring moments in this book. It really makes you think, ponder and reflect.

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I enjoyed this book and how she looks at creative living. She strips away the seriousness of it and injects playfulness, fun and magic. It‘s not a matter of you should create, but you could create and what would that look like. I also love how she says how the idea will find another outlet if you choose not to accept the challenge. It was an enjoyable read and I‘d recommend it for anyone in the process of putting something out there in the world.

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I think this might be my favourite spin off yet! It‘s written just like an Austen book. You know it‘s going to work out but are waiting patiently for it to happen. There is always those characters and circumstances that interfere and annoy you. I loved how it made me consider a character in pride and prejudice that I didn‘t consider too much. I never thought I wonder how Mary felt about this situation or why wasn‘t she involved in the storyline.

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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I heard that Shonda Rhymes wrote the tv series Bridgerton and I just read her book. I‘m also a huge Jane Austen fan so when I saw this book come up as a recommendation for me I couldn‘t resist. It was way more steamy then I expected and I can‘t wait to watch the series on Netflix‘s now. I don‘t watch too much TV, but I think I‘m going to like this one. Oh and I took Book Riots quiz and got Simon Basset, he does remind me of my husband.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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