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Tomigirl44

Tomigirl44

Joined January 2018

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Insightful, sad, realistic, enthralling - I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Just starting this one.

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This has been on my short list for quite a while - a very powerful (and timely) book.

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An easy to read book, enjoyable to pick up and read a chapter at a time.

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Beautifully and creatively written - honest, powerful and intense. I‘m not sure what age it‘s written for, but I appreciated it as an adult, reading it practically in a single day (less than 24 hours).

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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What I‘m reading today.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I‘m glad I read this book again (required for a class, after reading it a few years ago), as I appreciated it more this time, but it didn‘t impact me as much as Jemar Tisby‘s and Bryan Stevenson‘s books.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Currently reading ... again; read this several years ago, and now it‘s required reading. Looking forward to hearing it from a fresh perspective.

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I kind of mostly read this book but I couldn‘t tell you what it was about - convoluted and confusing.

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This book was a delight to read. I started it in the evening before going to bed, & I found myself saying, "Just one more chapter ... I'll just read until I get to day 15 ...." I was at Day 25 before I finally turned out the lights after 1 am, & finished it the next day before noon. Graves writes as if you're having a conversation together, with warmth and wisdom. Being a 9, I saw myself on every page, & I've marked highlights in every chapter.

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Book to read this week.

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Astonishingly heartbreaking - so powerfully clear and convicting. I give it 10 stars out of 5! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I really had no idea what the book was about before reading it; wish I‘d read it long ago.

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Finally reading this.

vlwelser I love this book. 2y
sb3626 This has been on my TBR for awhile, can‘t wait to see what you think of it (edited) 2y
Tomigirl44 @sb3626 Such a powerful book! 2y
sb3626 @Tomigirl44 I will have to move it up then!! Thank you! 2y
Tomigirl44 @sb3626 I‘ll be curious to hear what you think of it as well 📖 2y
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A lovely children‘s book - touching story and beautiful illustrations.

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Painfully honest history, heartbreaking but important.

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Starting this - personal, powerful, captivating.

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Speaking Truth: Women Raising Their Voices in Prayer | Shannon Sullivan, Emily Peck-McClain, Jen Tyler, Theresa S. Thames, J. Paige Boyer
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Just starting this one; short, inspirational vignettes and prayers.

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I‘ve almost finished this one (required reading keeps interrupting me) - I definitely recommend it; it‘s thoughtful and inspiring.

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Just starting this but enjoying it so far.

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I love any book of Mary Oliver‘s.

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I don‘t usually recommend a book before I finish reading it but this one is amazing. I‘ve already written my assigned paper but am taking my time to truly read and not just skim this one. And I‘m looking forward to a conversation with him in a small group next week about this book - can‘t wait! Now to finish the book before then 😁

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Referencing electrified light-rail systems with power transmitted by a third rail, the author says, “In politics, ‘the third rail‘ is any issue so controversial that it can‘t be addressed with much hope of success. ... In many churches and denominations around the world, the subject of how men and women relate in the church has become a third-rail issue.” I‘m about halfway thru - an interesting in-depth look @ gender differences in the Bible.

Tomigirl44 @BBooks This is what I‘m reading this week 😁 2y
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A very short (11 pages!) booklet on what physical decline may look like in the last few months to the last few days.

EatSleepRead We used to hand this out when I worked in hospice. 2y
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Interesting book discussing how art is viewed within the evangelical perspective. Even if the reader isn‘t evangelical, it‘s a helpful perspective in regard to a large number of US Christians.

BBooks Sounds really interesting,.thanks for the share 🙂 2y
Tomigirl44 @BBooks I hesitate to post some of the religious books I‘ve been reading, as they‘re not mainstream books, but I figure someone else (like you! 😁) may find them interesting. I got to be in a small group conversation with this author a few days ago - really neat person, and enjoyed hearing more about his journey/experience subsequent to his book. 2y
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Interesting book discussing the various cultures and how they differ, especially in regard to churches in the US. Helpful in regard to current culture and conversation challenges.

BBooks Oooh, another interesting one. 🤓 2y
Tomigirl44 @BBooks 😁 YaY! Glad you find it to be so - I should post a blurb about the one I‘m reading this week ;) 2y
BBooks You should! 2y
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If you‘re looking to test/prototype an idea and want to learn how to get feedback, this book gives a step-by-step plan. The content/process was interesting and the authors injected some humor which is always appreciated.

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I read this years ago (pre-Litsy) and it‘s haunted my reality ever since. It was horrifying, appalling, eye-opening and riveting. It‘s come up in conversation over the years, and it‘s a large part of why I have no desire to go to Florida (sorry, any Floridians). And it‘s on sale for $1.99 - I think for the whole month of January! I look forward to rereading it.

Jennifer3 I read it a few years ago pre-Litsy and with a friend. Haunted is exactly how I feel. I talk to people about it and try to entice them to read it. 2y
Tomigirl44 @Jennifer3 I‘ve also encouraged people to read it in the course of our conversations; as a northerner (grew up on the Canadian border) the world I read about was so foreign to me it was hard to believe it was part of my US history. 2y
Jennifer3 @Tomigirl44 It is depressing to know how recent it was in our history but then even the last few years anger me as we‘ve made no real progress. There is just a more covert way of continuing the oppression. 2y
Tomigirl44 @Jennifer3 Yes to everything you said! What was so chilling to me is how recent this was in our history as well as blatant crimes with no punishment or consequences. And I‘ve had similar awareness of continuing discrimination especially over the past several years, having thought we‘d made such progress from those days and realizing not so much. 2y
Jennifer3 Yes, so many committed crimes with absolutely no repercussions. I can‘t believe how close Mr. Marshall came to be hanged himself in Tennessee. He wasn‘t a perfect man as none of us our perfect but what an incredibly brave and groundbreaking life he led. 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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So, I‘m really late to the party on this one. It‘s been on my shelf for years and I finally made time to read it this past weekend. I‘ve read a number of Backman‘s books and enjoyed most of them. This one didn‘t disappoint. I laughed, felt like I truly understood the characters, and could relate with them. I plan on reading everything Backman writes.

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This book was published at just the right time. I appreciated the author‘s experience of living through challenging times, or “wintering.” She normalizes the cycles we all experience of having ups and downs of life and encourages us to make peace with them while we live through them.

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I didn‘t know until a month or two ago that Tolkien write letters to his children as Santa. What a beautiful collection, with his original script and pictures he drew. I enjoyed reading it in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Andrea4 I was so overjoyed when I found this out too! Such dedication to his kids 😍 2y
Tomigirl44 @Andrea4 Yes - such planning and creativity for his characters, not to mention the amazing colorful and detailed drawings! It was a delight, even reading it on a Kindle (I‘m sure it‘s even better on paper). 2y
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A book considering the impact of trauma on children; a difficult but insightful book.

5280reader Our school district is being trained in his work to support all students and adults with regulation strategies and understanding our stress response system. While he presents severe cases of trauma in this book, everyone can benefit learning about the neurosequential model he presents. 2y
Tomigirl44 @5280reader exactly! I was a bit nervous before reading it, thinking it was going to be horribly dark & depressing, but I found it inspiring & hopeful, & it helped me understand why some people are the way they are. It astonished me that until this time psych experts hadn‘t thought about or studied the impact of trauma on children. It‘s such a no-brainer for me. It was required for my doctoral program (on leadership); not sure why but grateful. 2y
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Humans of New York: Stories | Brandon Stanton
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Photos and short stories - what‘s not to love about this? Funny and poignant.

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This is a kind of unusual little book, but oh so beautifully written. It read like poetry almost, an easy and enjoyable read. The characters made some interesting choices but I enjoyed the character development and how beautifully it was written. I had a hard time putting it down and read it in less than 24 hours. I‘m looking forward to reading more by this author.

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I loved this book! This man intuited leadership essentials long before people were thinking or talking about leadership. There are movies about Shackleton that are also great. But if you‘re wanting to learn about leadership essentials, you‘ll want to read this book.

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A unique book on leadership, looking at how we read and understand others and how we use our leadership to welcome or alienate others. I‘ve read a lot of books about leadership but none like this one, being aware of how one uses their leadership role in whatever context they are in, and being aware of one‘s presence and intent.

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This was an interesting perspective on community from a Christian perspective. I especially enjoyed her chapter on hospitality and look forward to reading her book on hospitality.

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This book arrives at a time when the world is greatly in need of gracious understanding and compassion for each other, in spite of various differences. The author writes clearly and provides meaningful examples. I was fortunate to be in a small group discussion with the author before the book was released, and she‘s delightful. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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A well written book by a new author, in a part of the world I‘m not very familiar with; I learned a lot while enjoying this book. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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Delightful, quirky, fun - this book was a joy to read. Each chapter is a short story, so it‘s easy to pick up and enjoy without a lot of characters to keep track of. I can‘t wait to read more of this author.

ElleSkel I really enjoyed this one too! 2y
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I enjoyed this book, hearing of the author‘s experience on his bike trip, especially being familiar with some of the locations in Oregon, as well as knowing the author personally.

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A comparison of leadership approaches between Jesus and Paul.

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Leadership: Theory and Practice | Peter G. Northouse
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A great reference and discussion of various leadership styles.

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I‘m intrigued with hospitality and the author explains and illustrates it well in this book.

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A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy | James Walters, John Caperon, Andrew Todd
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Great book explaining the role of a chaplain within secular institutions.

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Good intro to Benedictine life and spirituality.

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Awesome book describing leadership in easily understood examples.

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I‘ve enjoyed her podcast long before having time to read and enjoy her book.

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A holistic look at the impact of stress and trauma.

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Irrational Jesus | Ken Evers-Hood
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I enjoyed this book, and not just because he‘s a friend and colleague 😊

jessinikkip Love it, the title reminds me of a joke an old friend shared once - when someone asks you What Would Jesus Do? Sometimes you just have to remind them that flipping tables and chasing people with a whip is not outside the possible. 2y
Tomigirl44 @jessinikkip lol - I love that - so true! 😂 2y
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I appreciate everything she‘s written.