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Tcip

Joined August 2016

When the going gets tough. Read a damn book.
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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An absolutely beautiful book. I know I am a little late to the game here but my god Hamid knows how to write a character. I read the Reluctant Fundamentalist in college and I can say that Hamid ranks as one of the best 5/5

Smrloomis 👏🏽yes, completely agree! 1y
minkyb I totally agree too! 1y
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What a cool ass book! Great read for those who like quick and hilarious characters. Can‘t wait for book 2!!!

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Angels | Denis Johnson
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David Foster Wallace called this book one of the most American novels ever written and he was right. This was a book that hit me harder than I thought it would and ended up (without me knowing) being a book about my hometown, to the point that it kind of freaked me out. This book is like Raising Arizona without the comedy. It is a book that belongs on your TBR. 5/5

Kaye Good review. 1y
Tcip @Kaye thanks :) 1y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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WHAT IN THE ABSOLUTE FUCK DID I JUST READ?!

rachelm Hahahaha. Yep. 1y
AngelErin I loved this one!!! 1y
Jhullie I liked it but.... 1y
LiteraryinLititz Hehe. I know!! 1y
Myhusbandhatesreading Seriously? I am reading this book now and keep wondering this same thing... 1y
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Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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tmwyour book cases get their own marquee

RebL I love that idea! So cool. 1y
LeahBergen I love this! 1y
megt Awesome idea! 1y
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The White Tiger: A Novel | Aravind Adiga
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So this book. It was such a great premise and really made me want to read more Indian authors. I highly recommend this book due to the hilarious and dark narrator. 4/5

Kaye I‘ve had this on audio a long time. I‘ve started it before but just wasn‘t in the mood at the time for it I guess. I like the narrator‘s accent ,and it even sounded funny in parts. I‘ll have to give it another try. 1y
Tcip It‘ll listened to it @Kaye I think that it really picks up an hour in. 1y
Kaye Thanks, @Tcip I‘ll give it another try 👍 1y
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His and hers War and Peace. Let‘s f$&@ing RAGE! #relationshipgoals #challangeaccepted.

Mdargusch I love it! 2y
Tcip @Mdargusch we are doing a chapter a day until it is done. It‘s our year project. 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I loved this book so so much. This was one of the most heartbreaking reads of my year and I am so happy that I finally finished it. I felt like the ghosts of the past were woven into this book better than any I have read. Great read and worthy of the Man Booker

minkyb Well said! 2y
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Such a great book that takes a very overused genre and flips it... hard. 5/5

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This was the most violent and stark book I have ever read but damn was it amazing. I truly appreciate James and his voice to create such an important book. It was like the first time I read Oscar Wao. So much that I didn't know I was floored with when it comes to Jamaica. A friend of mine is a native Jamaican and I was telling him about the book and it turns out my friend lived much of what happens in this book. 5/5!

minkyb Just bought this! 2y
Tcip @minkyb I highly recommend reading it in text and listening to it. The Jamaican jargon and dialect is super hard to follow in text alone! 2y
minkyb Good idea! 2y
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IQ | Joe Ide
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One of my faves of the year is on sale everyone!!! Get it while it's hot!!!

CallMeIshmael So good! 2y
Tcip @CallMeIshmael I can't wait for the next one!! 2y
CallMeIshmael I know, such great characters 2y
vivastory Yes!! Loved this one! 2y
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Six Four | Hideo Yokoyama
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Here are my #fivestarpredictions! Thank you @Sarahr875 for the tag! I'm gonna hit these people I randomly found! Any my wife because she always has a five star ready to go!Enjoy strangers!

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Fires of Heaven | Robert Jordan
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Much more action packed than dragon Reborn but I miss Perrin!

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Gravity's Rainbow | Thomas Pynchon
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All this for under 40 bucks!!!'

BookishMarginalia 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
Krisjericho Oooohh- jealous! Blankets is one of my all-time favorites, and I don't have my own copy yet. What a score! 2y
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Well.... I mean yep. That pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.

BookishFeminist Truth. 2y
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Welcome two new Litsyans to the best internet community on earth!

josie281 Howdy!! 2y
LibrarianJen Welcome! 2y
TrishB Hi 🙋 2y
minkyb Hi! (edited) 2y
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A solid book about the choices that we face as humans. A wonderful effort by Geni and I would happily read something else by her any day. I will say I didn't feel like the book at a strong identity. There was a firm suspense thread in the book that I feel didn't really get its full due. This is juxtaposed to the very melancholy setting of how the past can chain our future. I felt that it would have been better to be one or the other not both 4/5

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Guys!!!! These books are still good!!!!!

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Alright. I finally finished this. Can someone please tell me if this gets better or if I will understand what the hell is going on?? I liked the writing but this was such a hard book to finish. I know there are a ton of you that love this series so sell me please. Make me want to keep going!

TheNextBook If you can make it through this one then not only will you appreciate it later but you will really enjoy the rest of the series. I tell people all the time, get through the first one and if you are at all intrigued keep going! 2y
Tcip @TheNextBook ok. I'll keep on keeping on! I just needed some push! 2y
TheNextBook This is a very awkward and dry book but it says so much about Roland as a character and the drive that he has to reach the tower and that first line is of epic importance! I love that line. One of the most memorable first lines ever! If you dont connect in the next book then put it to the side but try it. It's trippy as hell! 2y
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sprainedbrain I agree with @TheNextBook ... this series gets so much better after the first book! 2y
Tcip Alright! You guys sold me! @sprainedbrain and @TheNextBook 2y
Liatrek I struggled with the first book but I am now on book 4 and love this series. 2y
tricours I had the exact same reaction! And I need to continue with book 2. 2y
Caroline2 I struggled with this one too! 🙄 not sure if I've got the patience for book 2! 2y
TrishB As @TheNextBook says - read and move on! The rest are not like the first - but what's said in the first will come back to you. @Caroline2 the redt of the series is so worth it! 2y
TrishB Rest ☝ doh.... 2y
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A truly important book about the way white America responds to the advances of its black population. I am going to be honest, this book will make you hate the shit out of politicians both old and current. But it is a book that should be read by all Americans who claim to understand history. 4.6/5

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Great art, great plot, great comic!

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These books.... they just get better and better!!!!!

Lizpixie One of my all time favourite fantasy series. Soooo bummed when he died before being able to finish it😔 2y
Tcip It for sure is a great one. Right now I am really getting a solid feel for Jordan as a writer and I have read Sanderson before so it's cool too see how similar they are. 2y
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A wonderfully written book that explores one of the most disgusting events in American history. I highly recommend it to both non fiction and fiction lovers alike.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I keep saying I'm going to get to this, and I haven't. 2y
Tcip It's a damn good one @JanuarieTimewalker13 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I have a buddy read in July of IT (wish me luck) but I'd like to get this one in right after that. Especially since I've already promised the book to my history professor when I'm done with it. I took Native American history with him and I think this would be a great book for him to read. 2y
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Tcip @JanuarieTimewalker13 it's a great book. I also took a NA history course and this was never mentioned and I feel like it should have been. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 All my books are packed up right now, but I will check my NA textbook to see if it's mentioned when I can. I can't believe what has been done to indigenous people, it just changes everything in your mind about how good you thought your country was, but it wasn't. And it wasn't in horrific ways. 2y
Tcip @JanuarieTimewalker13 it really makes you think about if the Machavellian system of creation is really worth it. Does the ends really justify the means? 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I don't know about this story yet, but there was no excuse for the Trail of Tears. The Cherokees were thriving, they were literate and even had their own newspaper. I couldn't stomach looking at a $20 bill for a long time after properly learning their story. I try to avoid looking at Andrew Jackson. How they suffered and how many people died was tragic and beyond cruel. 2y
Tcip @JanuarieTimewalker13 oh yeah. This story is almost worse to a point. Like not to down play the trail of tears but it's just so horrible what people can do to one another. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That's when I wonder how I landed on the wrong Earth. But then I see and feel kindness and it gives me hope. We as a species need to be better at kindness and consideration. I think that's why we find hope in nature, books and music🌴🐾🦋🌼📚🎼❤️ 2y
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The Heat | Heather Killough-Walden
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Damn it. It's so hot

minkyb This is too hot. 2y
Tcip WHY DID PEOPLE DECOSE TO LIVE HERE?! 2y
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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Thank you to my beautiful wife @Mcip for my perfect fathers day gift... you are amazing. :)

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This book was beautiful in the most unassuming way. It was like Bachelder just had these words and said, "Here is my book, take it as you will." The weekend of the players of the Throwback Special are lonely, losing and gaining things in short spans of time. The book is written with such a strong sense of certainty that it really performs to a level that most books only dream of. I will be thinking of this one for a long time! 4.5/5

manifestsanity This book contains the greatest description of a continental breakfast I have ever read. 2y
Tcip @manifestsanity not only that but it really traps incredible viewpoints on marriage and fatherhood that don't agree with 100% but I can really sense that I know these men because of their views. The continental breakfast scene is a great example of how I felt about this book. He brings such a crazy spin on it that it's just there and you can accept it as it is but it will never change. 2y
minkyb Your review makes me eager to get to this! 2y
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His book is absolutely amazing! I am so happy I started reading this series!!!!!!!!!! Read it if you love you some great fantasy books with incredible payoffs!!!

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The only night that I know my father cried as a Washington fan.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I forgot to get this pic up last week. Check out our book haul!!!

ClairesReads Oh Yass some great books in there! 2y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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One take on why the poor don't need the internet. Funny but not factual :)

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You will do what I say or I'll make you curse the first time your mother ever kissed your father- this book kicks ass!

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Finally got all of the bookshelves in!!!

Bklover Lovely. Sigh.... ❤️💜 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm So nice!!! 2y
minkyb 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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1 Arizona.
2. This is a hard one.... I'm going Infinite Jest because of how much it took to finish it and how much I want to read it again that and Name of the Wind.
3. Harry Potter
4. Brick. Great film
5. Fringe
6. Coheed and Cambria, Look Mexico, Modest Mouse.
7. Red.
8. High Fantasy, non fiction counter culture works.
9. Currently I am obtaining my MEd in Human Relations.
10. 2 cats a hamster and 2 crap dogs.
#meetthelittens

HotMessJess My friend and I were just talking about our deep love of Coheed and Cambria in HS yesterday!! 2y
respekt1111 Hehe, "crap dogs"? 2y
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Where are all my power couples at?! My wife @Mcip is back on Litsy! I know we got @BookBabe and @MrBook but who else is on here with their spouse or partner? (Also add my wife, she is like me but funnier and much better looking :))

Megabooks Added @Mcip ! Welcome! 2y
Laalaleighh Added! 2y
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Eye of the World | Robert Jordan
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I loved this book! I am kicking myself for not starting this series years ago but I am so happy I started now! Read this if you want a really good magic system, deep and well drawn characters and a long series to begin!

Laalaleighh Oooh, this series. I name all my game characters Avi after aviendha. Such a good series. 2y
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What a cool concept! I really enjoyed this book because it was a quick read and super super fun. Read it if you want a quickie!

Eyelit I really liked this one, too (except for that one gross part near the end 😆) ! 2y
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So I am currently listening to this one as a start to this crazy long but very well known series so I go on Wikipedia and I start to read little non spoiler stuff and then I find out that the two readers, who I have loved from previous books, are married to one another. HOW FREAKING AWESOME IS THAT?!?

Bklover I always like to go online so I can see what the readers look like. Not sure why! 2y
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Moving | Jenny Eclair

What do you hate more than moving? Currently putting in work on this moving day. (The correct answer is "nothing moving is the worst thing in the world, fuck moving")

annkuch13 So true. I'm still working on unpacking and it'd been 2 weeks. Best of luck during your move! 2y
Desha Yup...moving totally sucks 😜😥 Hang in there!! 👍🏻❤ 2y
youngreadrshelf Totally agree. My family and I are undergoing a move in stages. Half the house down south and the other in the northeast. HATE it. 2y
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ocdIrene Oh yuck! Do you have to paint anything at the new place? Painting is a close second in yuckiness for me. Hang in there! Stay hydrated! 2y
josie281 Moving is the worst. Seriously. 2y
Tcip We are moving to a better an bigger house so that is a plus but I freaking hate moving so much. I just want to die in this house and never move again. 2y
minkyb Good luck with the move. There is nothing cheery I can think to say. The process sucks. 2y
readinginthedark Moving and trying to find a new car and trying to get my son ready for kindergarten...this is where I am right now. 😂😭 2y
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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It's so nice to know that after you read a well known author for the first time that it wasent a fluke. Gaiman is indeed the master at the craft. Wonderful story that just begs to be read. I listened to this one and loved it. Great villains and wonderful heroes. Pick among picks.

Laalaleighh He's writing a sequel! 2y
Oblomov26 A favorite. 2y
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A Galactic Easter! | Ray O'Ryan
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We went to go have Easter pictures taken with the Easter bunny today. After waiting for the bunny to get off break, we were told that the bunny was not coming and my kids were crushed. That's when I took matters into my own hands and thus, my kids (and several others at the mall) were not disappointed! The suit was hot as hell and the helmet was smelly but damn it.... the show must go on!

Suzze You're a hero! What a champ. 👍🏼👍🏼 2y
Tcip It was way too much fun. 2y
TrishTheBibliophile You rock! 2y
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BookishFeminist 😂😂 2y
Christine Aww!! Totally heroic. 2y
minkyb You saved the day! Bravo! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Modern day hero ❤️🙌🏻❤️we need more men like you!!! 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Libby1 Yippee!!! 🐰💜🐰 2y
Robothugs How awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻🤜🏻🤛🏻 2y
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Listened to this over the last few days. James Franco is a great voice for KV. great job!

JacintaMCarter I listened to Ethan Hawke read it; he was a pretty good narrator. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, mine was Ethan Hawke also!! 2y
Tcip Oh man that would be a good one. 2y
OrangeMooseReads This is a fantastic listen 2y
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So without getting to personal on here. Life is kicking my ass a little. When I get too far behind or when I seriously cannot catch a fu@&ing break, I re-read. So far I am almost done with the Harry Potter series and now I'm listening to this one again. What do you read when life kicks you in the metaphorical ass?

DGRachel I hope things turn around for you soon. 💖Austen's Persuasion is my comfort reread. 2y
moranadatter I read the same thing as @DGRachel. I hope things get better for you soon. (edited) 2y
DebinHawaii Hope things get better soon. I am a Pride & Prejudice comfort reader. 💜 2y
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josie281 Outlander or The Hallows (check messages in GroupMe) 2y
minkyb Hang in there. 2y
Bklover JK Rowling has saved me many many times. Hope things get better for you! 2y
LeahBergen ❤❤ 2y
Cinfhen Sorry life is messing with you 😟I like reading memoirs, it reminds me that humans are much stronger than we imagine 2y
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Impossible Fortress | Jason Rekulak
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One of my favorite ARCs from last year is on sale today!! Get it now!!!!

Velvetsun I grabbed it. 😁😁 2y
Tcip I hope you like it! I know I did @Velvetsun 2y
josie281 Dammit, @Tcip, always recommending the good shit. 😂 2y
Tcip @josie281 the good shit is where I live yo 2y
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Oh shit! Look what happened today!

Laalaleighh SO jealous. 2y
Mccall0113 Love the enthusiasm! 2y
kristina_with_a_k What?! WHAT?! #solucky 2y
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Tcip @Mccall0113 I know... I cuss a lot. I'm trying. :( 2y
Mccall0113 Fuck it 2y
Tcip @Mccall0113 aw yeah! 2y
minkyb Lucky you! 2y
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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I think @MrBook brought this up before but it is interesting that the same damn covers are on the same damn books. Interesting no??

CatLadyBibliophile They know what works! 😂 2y
Tcip @CatLadyBibliophile sure but it's just crazy how they are released near one another! There are a ton of examples too. 2y
MrBook 😆👏🏻🙌🏻! Yep! Seeing it a lot more lately. Creativity is lacking a bit. 2y
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Tcip I'm glad it's not just me @mrbook 2y
MrBook @Tcip Have faith in thyself & thou shalt never suffer limitations. 😉👍🏻 2y
Tcip Or, "Do or do not, there is no try" @mrbook 2y
MrBook Aye, that! 2y
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I am taking a break from this brick to listen to Between the world and me. NOT GIVING UP. Just need to get some More Coates!

Joanne1 Good luck, those Russia writers really know how to set a challenge. 2y
Tcip Honestly I really like it @Joanne1 but I just finished Between the world and me on paper and I need to listen to it. It is so amazing. 2y
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Some of my audible purchases #bookhaul

rachelm Amaaazing haul. Americanah is fab on audio. Loved the narrator. 2y
Tcip I also got Neverwhere too :) @rachelm 2y
rachelm Your audible app is pretty much my favorite place to be at the moment 😜 2y
Tcip Hahaha I horde credits with my wife and we share a library so we go crazy sometimes with it. Gaha 2y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I don't really know what to say that has not been said other than this book is important. It's important because it makes you challenge your understanding of race, black, white and other. It is an important book period. I challenge everyone on here who sees this to read it if you haven't already. If you have, pass your copy along. It's that vital to American culture and policy that all US citizens understand the Dream and the Struggle.

minkyb Well said. 2y
Tcip @minkyb thanks :) 2y
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The Superman Years: The Emotional Life of a Parent Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes | Linda Rupnow Buzogany, Diane Rupnow @dianerupnowphotography.com, Gregg Mangan
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This is a great book for parents of a T1D child. Being new to the care of type 1, this book was terrifying but uplifting to know that there is hope and that everything is going to be ok (I hope).

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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When no other words will suffice. This is my go to. Man, this book is powerful beyond comprehension

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