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"Mam. I heard it again from another room, as I always did when the adults were careful not to mention her name around me, as if it was both a sacred thing and cause for punishment, and I ran toward it." #TheDragonsTheGiantTheWomen #WayetuMoore #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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This is a book for any woman who has felt overwhelmed and exhausted by everything she had to do, and yet still worried she was not doing “enough.” Which is every woman we know—including us.

#Burnout #EmilyNagoski #AmeliaNagoski #FirstLineFridays #Nonfiction @ShyBookOwl

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This is a book about stories—the stories a culture tells, and how those stories become the culture.

#CassandraSpeaks #ElizabethLesser #Nonfiction #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Beeta says that Mom attained enlightenment at exactly 2:35 pm on August 18, 1988, atop the grove's tallest greengage plum tree on a hill overlooking all fifty-three village houses, to the sound of scrubbing of pots and pans, a ruckus that pulled the grove out of its lethargy every afternoon.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl
#TheEnlightenmentoftheGreengageTree
#ShokoofehAzar

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Good Bones | Maggie Smith
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TheSpineView 😊👍 1y
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"I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't." Audre Lorde

#TheFive #FirstLineFridays #nonfiction
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Glass Hotel | Emily St John Mandel
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Begin at the end: plummeting down the side of the ship in the storm's wild darkness, breath gone with the shock of falling, my camera flying away through the rain--

#TheGlassHotel #EmilyStJohnMandel

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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1. Station Eleven for my bookclub, finally going to finish In My Words for mourning RGB, and Roses and Radicals from the library

2. Between the World and Me

3. Cooler weather so being outside is enjoyable

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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#3books that I've recommended to others

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love The Nightingale ❤️ 1y
Storied @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was very validating. I listened to it, so the audiobook version is good, too. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Storied awesome! Thank you! 1y
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Blind Assassin | Margaret Atwood
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#3books that were recommended to me. (And I liked)

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👍🏻 1y
OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 1y
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"Sitting in a coffee shop one day, I came across a newspaper article about the hundredth anniversary of the fight for a women's right to vote--a struggle also known as suffrage." #RosesandRadicals #SusanZimet

#FirstLineFridays
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#Nonfiction

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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OriginalCyn620 Great choices! 1y
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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#3books #setinNewYorkCity. #TheHistoryofLove is one of my favorite books ever. It was interesting to read it back to back with #ExtremelyLoudAndIncrediblyClose since the authors were married at the time.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 1y
KarenUK We picked 2 of same today! And I love The Goldfinch too... 💕 1y
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thebluestocking I love The History of Love! And I really enjoyed the other two as well. 💙 1y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"And one morning while in the woods I stumbled suddenly upon the thing, Stumbled upon it in a grassy clearing guarded by scaly oaks and elms And the sooty details of the scene rose, thrusting themselves between the world and me...." #RichardWright #FirstLineFridays #tanehisicoates

Just finished it this morning

@ShyBookOwl

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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#3books Borrowed from the Library. This was hard to narrow down. I love my library and Libby!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Haven‘t read The Nightingale yet but loved the other two! 1y
Storied @OriginalCyn620 The Nightingale is my favorite book I've read this year, but it's heart wrenching 1y
Andrew65 Great books! 1y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 1y
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This is a great trilogy, especially as a read aloud option for a child. I enjoyed Where the Mountain Meets the Moon the best but all three are well worth the read.

#WheretheMountainMeetstheMoon
#StarryRiveroftheSky
#WhentheSeaTurnstoSilver
#GraceLin

BookwormM Love the dragon 1y
Storied Thank you 🙂 1y
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Joyful | Ingrid Fetell Lee
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I read Joyful when it first came out, but I still think about it in moments like these.

#Joyful #IngridFetellLee
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This kept my attention the whole time. I saw similarities in the problems the author faced with those of the characters in The Great Alone, which was not intentional when I chose this as my next book.

#Educated #TaraWestover

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I'm so excited that my library is open again and offering curbside! I plan to read this and then her memoir, The Dragons, the Giant, the Women.

#SheWouldbeKing #WayetuMoore

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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There were times when reading this was just miserable, but I think it was how well the author described a dismal situation. The Nightingale was my favorite book this year so I had high expectations. I'd still recommend it. She gives very rich descriptions of Alaska, and the harshness of the environment really adds to the story.
#TheGreatAlone #KristinHannah

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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The bright side of the planet moves toward darkness and the cities are falling asleep, each in its hour, and for me, now as then, it is too much. There is too much world. Czeslaw Milosz

This might be the quote before the first line, but I liked it better.

#FirstLineFridays
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#StationEleven #EmilyStJohnMandel

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira Second line is fantastic ❣️ 1y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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“Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau

#FirstLineFridays
#TheGreatAlone
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“When the sea turned to silver and the cold chilled the light of the sun, Pinmei knew the Black Tortoise of Winter had arrived with his usual calmness.” #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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“Then he noticed the difference. The guests in this palace were feeding one another!”

Enjoying this series with my daughter.
#starryriverofthesky #gracelin

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The circus arrives without warning.
#thenightcircus #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

Nute This is a favorite book of mine. This photo sets the reading mood just perfectly. 1y
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Afterlife | Julia Alvarez
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At first I missed what I found magical about her other books, playing with timelines or multiple characters' perspectives. She writes about grief as if she's closely acquainted with it and from the perspective of someone who is more aloof and used to seeking comfort and direction from finding the right words.

“All she has come up with is that the only way not to let the people she loves die forever is to embody what she loved about them.”

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“Stories are not a waste of time”

#firstpost #newtolitsy

JillsBookshelf Hi! Welcome to Litsy! Sorry this is a little late. 😊 2y
jazzloves2read Hello! I'm also new to litsy. I'm Jasmine. :) 1y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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