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Bitch Planet #9 | Kelly Sue DeConnick
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Always always always 💜💙💚💛❤️ Perfect post-march reading.

WordWaller Yaaas! 3y
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THIS is what I want for my birthday!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My partner is reading the library copy and I'm reading the kindle copy--I'm only a chapter in, and already loving it.

Chrissyreadit I loved this book! It is going to be one I recommend often! 3y
BookHermit Such an amazing book ❤ 3y
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😂😂😂😂Honestly, I was already on my way to becoming a seasoned practitioner of not giving a f*ck long before I picked up this book, but it's a funny and easy read (like this morning in bed before work!) and I'm laughing and nodding at the same time as I read.

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A difficult but important read. There are some flaws with the telling of the story, but the driving need to have North Korean stories told which begin to communicate the complicated lines of race, culture, politics, and human dignity that all rush together in East Asia and the Koreas creates a compelling, and tragic, story of three lives intertwined at the borders between countries, people, and the push-pull of fear & hope.

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We went to the library, I came home with another book...oh well! I'm so excited by the Asian literature in translation out there these days, as well as by Asian American lit that's really getting some good attention. I 💜my public library so much. #ReadHarder2017 #weneeddiversebooks

Megabooks I have this in my TBR. I need to move it up! 3y
8little_paws Very interested to hear how you like this one 3y
BookishFeminist I started this and really enjoy it! Intriguing book. 3y
Seonjoon @8little_paws @BookishFeminist @Ebooksandcooks Ooh...can't wait to compare notes/thoughts! 3y
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Starting reading this at 5 am yesterday, when my anxiety jolted me awake and I couldn't get back to sleep (despite being exhausted). Sarah Knight cracks. me. up. Frankly, I'm not sure the book will tell me anything I don't already know (and practice), but she's acerbically witty and generously affirming. A good 5 a.m. read. Also, do I already have 7 books I'm in the middle of, one month into the year?? #ReadHarder2017 #tbr #bulletjournalbooklist

GatheringBooks you don't use goodreads to keep track of all these? 3y
Seonjoon @GatheringBooks I should--I want to get back to using Goodreads--but I found I have a hard time keeping up with a bunch of different online things while in grad school. It's like I only have bandwidth for so many accounts, and school takes over a lot of that with class and library stuff. Plus, I've made a deliberate choice to keep things handwritten & back things up digitally, rather than being oriented toward online/digital organization...😂 3y
GatheringBooks @Seonjoon hats off to you! kudos on going old school :) 3y
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Green Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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I'm getting close to the end of this second installment in KSR's Mars trilogy--the halfway point of the series. Gotta admit, I think I'd enjoy this more if I were reading a paper book rather than audio. The plot is so intricate, I'm struggling to keep track of everything. BUT! What an INCREDIBLE world! Seriously hard SF, insightful dashes of philosophy, very human characters... 💚💚💚💚💚💚

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The Summer Tree | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Jae and I are kicking around Natick--our new home in two weeks--and found a vintage shop with this *beautiful* edition of The Summer Tree, one of my all time fav fantasy novels/series! (We will be decorating almost exclusively with books in our new apartment, naturally.)

LeahBergen Nice!! 3y
BookHermit Love that cover. Keep meaning to read this series but it's on my TBR for the year so fingers crossed! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Excellent! 3y
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GatheringBooks have fun building book cases in your new apartment!! 3y
Seonjoon @BookHermit Definrely try to read this if you can! In re-reading it I've often felt the style is a bit dated (like some of LeGuin's early Hainish cycle stuff) but the characters and story remains compelling for me. I also really liked his Sailing to Sarantium duology. 3y
Seonjoon @GatheringBooks Definitely will! 🤓 3y
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WANT WANT WANT. My partner models a book we both now desperately want to read. A novel about a Korean-American experience? YES PLEASE. #readingdiversity #weneeddiversebooks

BookishMarginalia Yes, @WanderingBookaneer came home bearing gifts! 3y
LeahBergen This sounds great. 👍🏼 3y
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Marchpane Ooh this does sound good 👍 3y
Seonjoon @WanderingBookaneer @BookishMarginalia Please let us know what you think! 3y
Audrey I just read her latest and it was fantastic. 3y
Audrey And, she will be speaking at Harvard Bookstore in February. (edited) 3y
Seonjoon @Audrey Oh my gosh, thanks for the heads up. I've been so busy that I've kinda skimmed HBS emails lately! 3y
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Went to my local indie bookstore and am instantly filled with booklust!

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The Givenness of Things: Essays | Marilynne Robinson
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"...the spirit of the times is one of joyless urgency, many of us preparing ourselves and our children to be means to inscrutable ends that are not utterly our own." Airport reading, and Robinson doesn't waste time getting to the meat of her concerns.

Notafraidofwords Your ring is beautiful 3y
Seonjoon @Notafraidofwords Thank you! We designed it so we could include stones from both our families. ✨💍 3y
GatheringBooks her "housekeeping" remains one of my favourites for all time. 3y
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Seonjoon @GatheringBooks I need to read some of her novels; she's coming to speak at my school this semester and we have some colloquia dedicated to her novels in advance of her presentation! 3y
GatheringBooks @Seonjoon sounds exciting! take loads of photos and share with us here in litsy! 3y
Waynegjr Enjoy her speaking at your school. I've seen her speak three times now. She is spectacular. I think she's in competition for the greatest American thinker of our time. You must read Gilead. 3y
Seonjoon @GatheringBooks Absolutely! 3y
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The Scar | China Miville
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SO GOOD. I liked this even more than Perdido Street Station. Miéville not only builds worlds which are richly detailed and imagined, but also explores complex thought-experiments spread across language, philosophy, and social science. He also delivers high adventure and compelling characters with beautiful prose. The Scar is a near-perfect execution of Miéville's incredible skill.

GatheringBooks i own a lot of his novels but havent gotten around to reading any of them yet. what would you suggest as my first foray to mieville? 3y
Seonjoon @GatheringBooks There are so many good ones; I started with The City and the City, a standalone novel; Railsea is also great (and short); Perdido Street St is long and complex, but foundational; or Kraken, which is also a standalone but very much participates in a lot of Miéville's central interests and conventions. 3y
GatheringBooks @Seonjoon i have his embassy, railtown and un lun dun but not some of these other titles - will keep a lookout for them 3y
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The Search for Modern China | Jonathan D. Spence
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Here's my #shelfie for #FunPhotoFriday! (Was that #FunFotoFriday??) We're probably moving by the end of the month, and I need to think about recreating the color coordination for the new apartment or not!

britt_brooke Pretty!! 🌈💕 3y
RiotMom 😍😍 3y
moranadatter So pretty! 3y
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AshHisson Very pretty! Is it hard to find what you're looking for? I sort my shelves alphabetically, but sometimes still miss them at first because I misremembered the spine colour. 3y
Seonjoon @AshHisson I actually have had fewer problems finding what I want than I anticipated; and not all my books are shelves by color (my mass paperback novels all ended up in a corner bookshelf...). I've enjoyed this way of doing@my shelves! 3y
Seonjoon @kmdartist Thanks! 3y
AshHisson Good to know, thanks! Maybe I'll try it when I buy my next bookshelf: 3y
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Despite some weak dialogue and secondary characters, this is a touching and realistically complicated story about falling in love and coming out in high school. It touched on emotional abuse and cultural intersections enough to be complex, but lightly enough for an overall fun and romantic story. I 💜LGBTQI stories, and wish this has been out when I was in high school! Also: my first completed read of 2017 😎🌈📚

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The Scar | China Miville
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"Scars are not injuries, Tanner Sack. A scar is a healing. After injury, a scar is what makes you whole." ????

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The Scar | China Miville
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LOVING this! It's backlist--and my "New Year" isn't until this weekend (when I return home from holiday travels, when my thesis rough draft is done + handed in, and before I start back to all my jobs) so I've hardly gone through and organized my #tbr list(s) for the year yet...The Scar is ?% my wheelhouse. Intricate world building, detailed characters, and plenty of thaumaturgic intrigue, in the best Miéville fashion.

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The Scar | China Miville
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New Crobuzon is insatiable.

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Just in time to get me through my last paper for finals 🌈🎗🌟✨💖 I loved Fifth Season, and I get a little upset to think I'll have to wait another year for the trilogy's conclusion. I'm loving it so far!

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Well-written, engaging, and solidly researched look at the rise of ISIS and one of its main figures. The approach and style are journalistic rather than academic, but for me (who really wants to know more and be better informed, but also didn't know where to start) this is a great jumping off point. (Plus, I've finished a lot of Christmas present crochet while listening!)

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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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I *devoured* this third and conclusive book in the Queen of the Tearling trilogy. It was a strong, although somewhat clumsy, finish to a story that I've really become attached to. Despite the bumpy final 40 pages or so, the story of one failed utopia and Kelsea Glynn's impassioned and fiery desire to rectify wrongs is on my list of fav fantasy trilogies.

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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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Surfacing from a week spent at home with my mom while she recovers from surgery. I read this book quickly, in part because it was frankly triggering for me--not overwhelmingly so but enough that I simultaneously had an anxious ball in my stomach AND couldn't put it down.

shawnmooney Sorry to hear about your mom but hope she recovers well! 💗 3y
moranadatter I hope your mom's recovery goes well. 3y
Seonjoon @kmdartist @shawnmooney Thanks! She's doing pretty well--I'm back in Cambridge and my sister is with her. 3y
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I had been planning on reading this long before the election, but post-election I feel even more committed to being educated about the historical moment we're living in. I can't say that I'm "looking forward" to reading this book, but so far the prose is precise and the narrative strong and grounded. This feels like a well-researched, well-written account. (Pictured: coffee and reading log, essentials for starting a new audiobook!)

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I'll read anything by Miéville, but even so this is a wonderfully creepy set of short stories. (Maybe not the best bedtime reading choice...?)

BookishFeminist I haven't finished this collection yet but loved his two recent novellas. 3y
Seonjoon @BookishFeminist I'm a bit behind on his recent stuff the past two years (he published a lot!), but I've heard good things all around. 3y
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John Adams | David McCullough
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Almost done with this marathon of a book--McCullough's Adams is down-to-earth, lovable if laughable, and it's been illuminating to read about the founding history of America in light of this election. It's definitely a book for history or biography buffs--while readable, it's a major commitment. I have only 2 hours left to listen to, and I'm looking forward to wrapping it up, as companionable as Adams has been this fall.

DivineDiana Did you see the John Adams tv miniseries from a few years ago? It started Paul Giametti and Laura Linney. So good! 3y
moranadatter I love that book. 3y
Seonjoon @DivineDiana I hope to watch it over break! 3y
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Ban En Banlieue | Bhanu Kapil, Bhanu Kapil Rider
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Reading Bhanu Khapil for class today, and I'm not actually sure I'm up for reading these fully and carefully right now--her poetry is about black/brown bodies, intimate violence especially for female bodies, immigration and neo-Nazism in the West...in short, powerful and necessary and terrifying, especially now. But I was stunned by Ban en Banlieue, and moving on to Schizophrene now.

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The Atomic Weight of Love | Elizabeth J. Church
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The book was meh for me. I listened to it, and I wonder if the narrator's style had something to do with my lack of enthusiasm for the story and characters. As a whole, the book felt predictable and a little stale, a blunt feminist look at a woman and her social and sexual awakening in the 1970s. The initial curiosity of things taking place as Los Alamos and the Manhattan project didn't sustain or even connect for most of the book...

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A very academic melange of spicy orange covers! #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading Nice perspective! 3y
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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So: here at BR Live and it's FINALLY helped pop me out of my social media rut. (Internships and grad school are a lot of IRL stress sometimes...) I listened to All The Birds in the Sky in advance of #brlive and loved it. I also got to meet Charlie Jane Anders in person and she's absolutely lovely. All the Birds is Roald Dahl meets Buffy does soft-core sci fi; wacky hyperbolic childhoods & witches & mad scientists, oh my!

shawnmooney So great to see you back on Litsy! So jealous that you're there at BRL and I'm not! :-) 3y
8little_paws Nice to meet you today at the crafting meet up! 3y
moranadatter It was nice to meet you. You got a much better photo of this than I did. 3y
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Seonjoon @kmdartist @8little_paws So good to meet you too! (I promise, I become less awkward over time...) 3y
moranadatter You didn't seem awkward me at all. I definitely felt really awkward many times this weekend. 3y
BookishFeminist Thirding @kmdartist and @8little_paws— you're not awkward at all! (And neither are you @kmdartist!) It was so wonderful to meet you this weekend & hope we get the chance to hang out again in the future. 😀 also glad you're back on here!! 3y
Kelly Yay!!!! 3y
Seonjoon @BookishFeminist :) Glad I'm back too! 3y
Chessa So glad to see you back! ❤️ 3y
AshHisson It was great to meet you this weekend. I had trouble with this book, maybe I should give the audiobook a try. 3y
Seonjoon @AshHisson Good to meet you too! I can see this not being for everyone; it really hit the spot for me, but it's a very particular voice and plot... 3y
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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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I love the sweeping history of this novel, but I'm not sure how I feel about a white woman telling the story of First Nations people, and I'm not wowed by the prose. Still, it's good crochet company! (I'm listening to the audiobook.)

Notafraidofwords I know. It's the reason I bailed on 3y
brendanmleonard Great points. This was useful info to have - thank you! Love the crochet. 👍 3y
BookishFeminist I'm feeling the same way about this book. Love Annie Proulx & all, and it's well-written, but I really really really hope she did her research and got the sign off from those in the Mi'kmaq nation. This kind of thing always makes me uncomfortable. 3y
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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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I don't usually find myself wondering why I'm enjoying a book when I'm not sure I like the narrative voice, but that's Barkskins for me. It's a fabulously wild story of New England & Canada; it's also a tragic history of colonization and environmental destruction. I walk past the mural of birds & healing herbs in the hospital regularly, & this morning thought about all the healing this land & people need, wondering if it's possible.

Varshitha It's beautiful!! 3y
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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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Starting Barkskins. Proulx's ability to draw complex and nuanced characters is at the fore, together with amazing historical background. I'm quite hooked (sorry for the pun...) and looking forward to warching this unfold. (Also, my tendinitis is healed enough that I'm crocheting again! 😎)

MrBook Yay for both the book and the -itis! 😊👍🏻 3y
shawnmooney What @MrBook said! I reread The Shipping News recently to gear up to this one and can't wait to dive in. I'll be so curious to hear what you think. 3y
SusanInTiburon Happy for you! Tell us how you find it? 3y
LeahBergen I love your yarn! 3y
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It's not every day you find an apocalyptic/post apocalyptic vampire odyssey that both feels fresh and is at times beautifully written. So looking forward to reading the next two! (I finished listening to the audiobook on my rainy commute home today.🌧☔️📚💞)

carys14 One of my favorite audiobook trilogies. 3y
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Thirst: Poems | Mary Oliver
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For #WomanCrushWednesday, Mary Oliver! Thirst is one of my favorite collections--I memorized a couple of poems from this collection and use them constantly in the hospital. Yay poetry and Mary Oliver!

Bibliogeekery I adore Mary Oliver! 3y
BookishFeminist Love Mary Oliver! I need to read more of her backlist, starting with this one! 3y
Hugoreads Oh how I love Mary Oliver. Her work has sustained me through some tough times as well as times of grace. Thanks for sharing this particular passage...speaks to my soul. 3y
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Listening to this fascinating dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley on a trip to and from Western MA. Yay road trips + audiobooks! 😎

BookishFeminist I love this book so much. Mary Shelley & Mary Wollstonecraft are both on the VIP guest list to my dinner party with Badass Dead Ladies. 3y
Seonjoon @BookishFeminist SO MUCH on the VIP list! My mother-in-law gave us the rec and we are 💜❤️💚💛💙 with these ladies. 3y
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Starting a new quilt project and a new book to wind down the week 💫

Chessa So pretty! 3y
BookishFeminist Beautiful! 3y
shawnmooney Are you a quilter? Where's your website so I can order one? 3y
Seonjoon @shawnmooney I'm just (re)starting--I learned quilting and sewing as a kid, took a long hiatus, and am now coming back to crafting. If I ever get good enough to make & sell things, I'll let folks know! 3y
BellaBookNook I like the fabric. I hope you enjoy the book. I really enjoyed it. 3y
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Books--like yarn and projects!--add a ton of color to my life, sometimes literally (have I bragged about my color-coordinated bookshelves yet?) and sometimes metaphorically. This holiday weekend I'm thoroughly enjoying Cronin's creepy novel & crocheting up a storm!

BookishFeminist Beautiful! I love color coordinated stuff & have tons myself--I wanna see your bookshelves! 3y
carys14 💕 3y
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Starting Justin Cronin's trilogy and loving it--good thing, since I have at least half a novel's worth of chores today. 😏

carys14 One of my favorite trilogies!! And the audiobooks are so well done! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yea it does, isn't that great! 3y
Seonjoon @carys14 I'm really happy with the narrator. And *very* happy with the novel! 3y
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carys14 I have listened to the first one three times now, the second one twice and the third one once....so far. I will probably do a full listen through again in about a year or so. 😊 3y
BookishFeminist Enjoy! I love this trilogy. :) 3y
BeckyRenner I do the same thing! 3y
MrBook Apparently a bunch of us do this 😂. That means a bunch of us are cool 😎👍🏻. Rock on with the dirty dish-book scene. 3y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Starting this as my overnight read at the hospital; already loving it!

JillMoore1226 Sigh...that's lovely and the book is on my list. Good luck at the hospital. 😊 3y
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I picked up a book from the hospital yesterday--even better, it was already on my TBR list!

BookishFeminist This is such a good/important book. Looking forward to seeing what you think. 3y
BestOfFates I love everything he writes but that is my favorite! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm getting ready to start this today! 3y
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Lunch break! Happy to be getting back to Leighton.

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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I expected to love this (I listened to the audiobook, with Meryl Streep), but...It was funny, laugh-out-loud at times, and Streep's narration really grew on me, yet in the end I felt pretty lukewarm about it. I've not read Ephron before. Should I try a different book?

KatieMM I actually liked her memoir I Remember Nothing better than Heartburn. I listened to both and her memoir (she read) had a little more meat to it I thought. It was a fast listen too 3y
Chessa I checked the same audio version out from the library, but I ran out of time before I finished (2 weeks). I think that I just wasn't that into it. I *loved* I Feel Bad About My Neck, so I'm not sure why this one missed the mark for me. 3y
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I finished this over lunch today at the hospital. I couldn't have anticipated how it would impact me so profoundly with its humorous but blunt sharing of one young Indian man's life and world. 🌟💖

stargazerblue49 In about halfway through this book and I am loving it! I hope it's okay for me to be a little nosy... Do you work at a hospital? I ask because I just graduated med school and I start residency next week. 😊 3y
ChristinaT One of my favorite books of all time. 3y
GinaAnderson Loved this book. 3y
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Spiderfelt Definitely a book that left a great impact on me. My son read it this year in 8th grade, and I've seen it in the textbook room at my daughter's high school. It poses so many difficult questions, all worth facing and discussing. 3y
Zelma I adore this book! Funny, sad, emotional, and so honest. 3y
kissxxmyxxconverse This is our next pick for my book club. I'm so excited! 3y
Literati86 I love this book, it's smart and clever, thoughtful and offers such a great perspective. 3y
BookTent Brilliant book. 3y
Guiltyascyn This book ripped me open. Easily one of my favorite books of all time. 3y
ScrappyMags Read Alexie in college. Must read more 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I listened to this one on audiobook, it was excellent. 3y
Ellsbeth The chapter about his grandmother really got me. It's a great book. 3y
lilycobalt I read Flight and definitely want to read more Alexie 3y
DoraDora Such a cleverly written book! My middle schoolers eat it up. 3y
iread2much It's a wonderful book, and he's also an amazing speaker! 3y
Rose1 Read it a couple of months ago, and loved it too. Really inspiring. 3y
Seonjoon @stargazerblue49 I do work at a hospital, as a chaplain for the summer. We talk a lot about listening to people's stories & being aware of our privilege & how it can blind. This book asked me to listen to a story that is so often *not* heard in America. 3y
Seonjoon @Ellsbeth So many chapters hit me--but yes, that chapter about his grandmother was hard and beautiful. 3y
Seonjoon @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can imagine it'd be a good audiobook! 3y
ClairesReads Loved this book so 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Seonjoon I don't know if it would have been narrated by anyone else, but he narrated it himself which just made it more touching/heartbreaking in some ways, especially when he's talking about the more serious parts. Like he's just telling you some secret. I really need to go back and read it... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ..again, actually read it myself this time. Sometimes I feel like I catch more reading too. 3y
Abby2 I loved this book. I give it to teens all the time. 3y
VictoriaMachacekBaty I loved this book and found it to me as significant for adults as teens. 3y
Leslie This book is a master work...all of our hearts in one 14 year old artistic kid on the reservation. One of my favorite books of all timt 3y
NanJ Loved this book! 3y
Tillie So very good. Every human should read it. Alexie makes me feel... 3y
MrsLewisRAL Just finished it this morning. How can people want to ban teens from reading this book? Beautiful portrayal of the joy and sorrow of adolescence. 3y
Batakris Love love love this book! I hand it to teens every chance I get. It made me laugh at loud and quietly cry. 3y
JWarren Incredible novel 3y
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2312: A Novel | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Oh my god. The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of work & almost no time to read, much less catch up here. We're in NH for s friend's wedding and camping for the night--enjoying a wood-smoke scented 2312 (which is AMAZING) and sending a Litsy love letter to all the readers out there tonight.💖

BookishFeminist Have fun & hope you can get back to more regular reading soon! 3y
shawnmooney Totally miss your posts on Litsy! Glad to see you back 3y
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"It was a beautiful and ugly thing." Up late reading during an overnight on-call shift at the hospital. Loving this book, a hilarious and brutally blunt (in a beautiful ugly way) story of Junior/Arnold, the "part-time Indian" of the title.

OSChamberlain How eerie that both you and the person under you on my profile posted about this book within a minute of each other. I'll take that as a sign I should read it. Lol 3y
ramyasbookshelf I haven't read this one as yet.. But I have to change that quickly. I've only heard great things about this book 3y
Gezemice This is an amzing book, and a quick read, too. Everyone should read it! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I listened to this one on audiobook, and I have to agree with you beautiful blunt and beautiful all rolled into one. 3y
GatheringBooks two of my book clubs discussed this so I read it twice - and cried both times. powerful read. 3y
Seonjoon @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I wonder what the audio book is like--I really love the voice that Junior has in my head! 3y
Seonjoon @GatheringBooks @ramyasbookshelf @Gezemice It's so good. And it sneaks up on you, in that the humor almost plays a game of missed distraction with the sorrow. I'm laughing before I realize I could be--and sometimes am--crying as well. 3y
GatheringBooks i love that it has that effect - a flux of complex emotions all mashed up in one hell of a read. i especially love grandmother spirit. 3y
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Two long days at the hospital, and a 24 hour shift starting tomorrow morning...I'm recuperating/resting up with tea and zombies! Still really enjoying this comic, especially since I can read large arcs at once in the collected books.

BooksTeasAndBookishThings I bought the compendium volume 1 not too long ago!! I want to read, but have to finish the ones I am already reading if I ever get the chance! 3y
prowlix Good luck with your shift tomorrow! 3y
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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A little evening cocktail to go with a new audio book!

BellaBookNook Oh my that looks delish!!! 3y
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My fiancé and I watched another ep of The Walking Dead and I worked on a square for my crochet blanket. I'm liking the comic original of The Walking Dead better than the TV adaptation, however. Many more books of the continuing story of survival horror to enjoy!

BookishFeminist I need to read this! I started watching the tv show but stopped at one point--perhaps these will be better. 3y
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Went to the library to return 2 overdue books, am heading home with armful of future overdue books! (And a huge shoutout to our public libraries. All the 💜)

Annl I figure the overdue fees help the library! It is a donation! 3y
steph_hashes_tags Sorcerer to the Crown is so great! It was a little bit of a slow start for me, but I ended up so glad I kept reading, because I really enjoyed it! 3y
kdwinchester @Annl 😹😹😹😹 3y
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Chessa Oooh ooh! Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl and Furiously Happy are soooo good! And I'm reading Sorcerer to the Crown right now, it's fun! It is a bit of a slow start (I was feeling a strong Jonathan Strange and Mr. Not tell vibe, but luckily that's passed!) 😂 3y
Seonjoon @steph_hashes_tags @Chessa I've heard so many good things about Sorcerer, I'm willing to wade through a slow start. And I LOVED Sleater-Kinney when I was younger (still do...) so I'm pumped to read Hunger Makes Me. 3y
Notafraidofwords I come from the mentality that sometimes a book is worth a fine ! 🤓 3y
moranadatter Furiously Happy is wonderful. The audiobook is even better. 3y
Seonjoon @kmdartist Oooh...I'm always looking for top notch audio suggestions, so if I don't make it to this before the due date, I may give it a try in audio! 3y
Gezemice I am planning to pick up Furiously Happy tomorrow from the library! 3y
SusanInTiburon I'm reading $2.00 a day right now .... 3y
Seonjoon @Susanintiburon What are your thoughts? I read a NYRB longform about poverty in America, which is where I got the title... 3y
Seonjoon @Gezemice Yay! I really hope I can get to it before it's due or recalled 😝 The Infinite And Expanding Magical TBR, as it were. 3y
SusanInTiburon @seanjoon Well, it feels more like snapshots of poverty than a comprehensive map, but that's alright with me. My head is already nodding at the big policy picture, but my heart and soul respond to individual voices. I'm finding those here. Tell me what you think. 3y
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It's my turn to prepare an inspirational reading for our interfaith spiritual care cohort at the hospital today. I settled on Norman Fisher's rendition of the fifth psalm from this collection, a very accessible and lovely interpretation of the Psalms by a Zen priest. Oh, and happy Monday!😊

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