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WriterAtHeart

Joined May 2018

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Understanding Comics | Scott McCloud
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If you have an interest in comics, this book gives you an in-depth understanding of how an artist creates their art. While this didn't meet my needs, it was still a good read.

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Mehso-so

If you are interested in WWII in Latin/South America, this would be a good book for you. While I found Part I a bit boring, the books became more interesting as it went and I definitely learned some new things.

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I was not expecting to like this book as much as I do. Predictable, but I enjoyed the journey!

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What an amazing historical novel about a young women who hid Jews in Poland. I felt like this story was realistic where, yes, the ending has a happier note, but still unsettled. This novel, based off of a real person, was done well and one I recommend if you are interested!

Monica5 Just put it on hold thru Libby. 14 week wait. 5d
WriterAtHeart @Monica5 It is 100% worth the wait. 4d
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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What a great book about a coming of age feminist. Loved it! 😍

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Kingdom of the Feared | Kerri Maniscalco
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The author definitely has grown over the course of these three books. I feel like her world building has connected and I liked the way the mystery wrapped its self up.

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I have not read many WWII books set in China, but I am so glad that I have read this story about a group of Britosh school girls and their teachers during Japanesse Internment.

A well written story with a history I am still trying to learn more about.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I am so glad I finally took time to read this book. 100% worth the read.

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The Blossom and the Firefly | Sherri L. Smith
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I enjoyed this tale. I don't know much a out what was happening in Japan during WWII, so this was a nice glimpse of history and a happy ending.

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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What a nice story! Not an over the top story, but the heroine finds victory in some unexpected ways as she learns she is worth more than the nothing her family wants her to believe.

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Black Rain: A Novel | Masuji Ibuse
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This translated novel about the bombing Hiroshima was an interesting read, filled with accounts from multiple perspectives.

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Mehso-so

I just didn't enjoy this one as much as the first book. It wasn't a bad book by any means, I was just expecting more out of it.

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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this book, but the writing is just bad.

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Hell Followed with Us | Andrew Joseph White
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This dystopic story is about Benji, a trans youth who finds himself in the center of Evangelical rule at the end of the world. Able to escape with the help of a loved one, Benji learns what it means to be true to yourself when so many people believe you are something else.

I do feel like I need to include a trigger warning. This book is intense at times and has a lot of difficulty topics.

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The Traitor Prince | C. J. Redwine
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This Aladdin retelling is just as good as Redwine's other retellings. I am so glad to have found C.J. Redwine because I love how she reworks fairytales.

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This middle grades text is a great way to explain an immigrant story. Some cute, and thought provoking questions for young ones. There is a whole chapter on poop, so while I did not find it funny, I am sure young readers will.

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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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Bailedbailed

Nope, not a book for me.

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Bloodmarked | Tracy Deonn
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Book 2 in the Legendborn Cycle was amazing! This of literal black girl magic is so well written and the story is just amazing. If you like fantasy and have yet to read these books, I highly recommend. I cannot wait for book 3 in the trilogy.

Liatrek Love this book so much! Can‘t wait for book 3 ❤️ 2w
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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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I wasn't really in the mood for the steaminess this go around, but I did enjoy the overall storyline. The characters were cute and I liked the magical system. Overall, I give this book 3 of 5 stars.

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A story where the magic is based on teas, yes please! I enjoyed this story and excited to see what else will happen for Ninq in the next book.

RebL I‘m Zooming with Judy I. Lin on Saturday! This doesn‘t read like a debut. The language is so soft and transportative. (That‘s a word now.) 2mo
WriterAtHeart @RebL -- That's so awesome!!! Enjoy your zoom call! 2mo
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The Blood Spell | C. J. Redwine
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I adore the Ravenspire books and "The Blood Spell" was not a disappointment. What a cute Cinderella retelling with magic, a wraith, love. Exactly what I needed the last few days.

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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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What a wonderful book! If you like fantasy, read this one.❤️❤️❤️

KathyWheeler I haven‘t read this yet, but I bought it as soon as it came out. He is one of my favorite authors. 2mo
WriterAtHeart @KathyWheeler - This is the first time I've read this author, but I definitely want to read some of his other stuff. 2mo
KathyWheeler @WriterAtHeart The first one I ever read is Dead Djinn in Cairo which is set in the same world as this book. Ring Shout is really good too and features the Ku Klux Klan in an interesting way. 2mo
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This may be one of those rare moments that I like the show more than the book. I watched The Witcher for the first time a few months back and decided to try the book. While I enjoyed the book, I don't know if I would have liked it as much if I hadn't watched the show.

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Speed-read this one. I enjoyed this story, even though I was not a huge fan of some of the ending. But I am interested to see where book 2 leads.

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Blackmail and Bibingka | Mia P. Manansala
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Keeping up with my cozy mystery reads! Glad my library quickly added book 3 to their collection.

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Homicide and Halo-Halo | Mia P. Manansala
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After enjoying the first book two, I enjoyed book 2 just as much. The writing just feels down to earth and a cozy mystery is always fun, easy read. I also want to eat all the food mentioned!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned a lot about the history of Russia while I was reading because I was constantly looking up information as I read. I feel like the author did a great job showing the Tsarina's rise to power and I 100% reccommend.

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Mehso-so

Overall, I liked this book, but it wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be. I think it was the ending where I started to lose interest. I still think I'll give the next book a try, but we'll see.

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Keeping the Wonder: An Educator's Guide to Magical, Engaging, and Joyful Learning | Jenna Copper, Ashley Bible, Abby Gross And Staci Lamb
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Keeping the wonder for myself and my students. A good PD book for those #Teachers here on Litsy!

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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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I was happy to learn Alexis Hall wrote a second book of Luc and Oliver. The read is super cute and easy to get through. After a long week, this book was just what I needed to uplift the craziness for a little while.

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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The Marrow Theives is a dystopian novel where the world has destroyed the planet and has lost the ability to dream. That is, almost everyone. The North America Indigenous people can still dream and are hunted for their marrow to save the rest of the world from dreamless sleep. This story follows Frenchie and the people he as made into a family, just wanting to survive.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This one was not for me. A quarter in and it just feels flat and I am uninterested.

rwmg It's the only one of his I've read where I just haven't felt it. I bailed as well. 4mo
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Saints | Gene Luen Yang
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Book #2 done! I really liked the juxtaposition the second story held with the first one. I preferred Boxers, but Saints does a good job or showing you why certain Chinese found solace in the misinaries.

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Made quick work with this one, but I enjoyed it
A nice refresher on the Boxer rebellion in China. Now off to read Saints!

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El Gaucho Martin Fierro/the Gaucho Martin Fierro | Jos Hernndez, Catherine Elena Ward, State University of New York at Albany. Center for Inter-American Studies
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A protest poem on behalf of the gaucho way of life, this epic explores the life of a gaucho after years of abuse and neglect. Considered one of the most influential pieces for Argentina, I am glad I had a chance to read it.

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We Are Not Free | Traci Chee
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A beautifully written book about Japanese Internment during WWII. The characters were well written and their stories feel honest. 100% recommend.

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"Klara and the Sun" was an interesting read about what it means to be human and be conscious with a soul. Klara is a robot who goes home with a girl named Josie. Klara learns and grows and begins to think for herself to help her young charge.

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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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This Mulan retelling does a great job exploring queer desire in ancient China. The story was captivating from the beginning and the characterization was superb. 100% recommend this one.

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Mehso-so

Have to teach this epic this year, so I finally made time to read it. Now I have to figure out how to make it enjoyable.

Addison_Reads I enjoyed this recent translation. I had never read Gilgamesh previously. The essays with it I thought did a great job of helping connect things I didn't see while reading. 5mo
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Just a quick read before Spooky season!

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On a Night of a Thousand Stars | Andrea Yaryura Clark
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In this book, I learned about a history I didn't even know existed, the Argentina desaparecidos and the dirty war. While this was not a huge account of events because this book is a work of fiction, I definitely want to learn more.

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Lore Olympus: Volume Two | Rachel Smythe
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Celebrating the end of the latest season of LO on Webtoons, I finally got a hold of the newest book. I love Smythe's work! ❤️

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Learning a new teaching strategy before the new school year starts. #TeachersofLitsy

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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This book was an amazing story about a boy named Pino during WWII in Italy. Based on a real-life Pino, I am so happy Sullivan told this story. I felt like I gained a whole knew perspective of WWII and Italy.

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I enjoyed this tale of a young girl who jumps into the sea to discover a spirit world beneath. It definitely gave me Spirited Away vibes and I was all for it. Reads a little more like MG than YA, but still enjoyable.

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Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon
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The Priory of the Orange Tree was an absolutely brilliant feminist epic focusing on the lives of two women from differing parts of the world: Ead and Tane. I could not put this novel down and devoured it from start to finish. And the LGBTQIA+ representation was gorgeously done. Highly recommend this one to my fantasy readers.

TrishB Loved it too 👍🏻 6mo
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Farewell to Manzanar | Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston
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Farewell to Manzanar explores a family's time in a Japanesse encampment during WWII. I think the author does a good job ecolaing her life pre and post Pearl Harbor and her reintegration after WWII ended and the camps were closed.

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Eternal | Lisa Scottoline
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When I started this book, I could tell the history was well researched. I learned a lot about Italy during WWII. However, the author lost me at the end. An event happened that caught me off guard both in action and in how the event happened. From there, the ending just felt rushed and forced together. With a strong start, I was disappointed with how it ended.

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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What a delightfully light fantasy story about a young girl turned elderly and an eccentric wizard. While I have seen the Miyazaki film, I enjoyed the novel just as much.

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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I cannot even begin to express how happy I am that I listened to the 1619 project. An extremely well-researched work that reframes the history of the United States, I learned a lot and was able to bring this research to others in my life. I also felt like this work answered questions about USA history that didn't always make sense to me. I 100% recommend that you read this book, especially when so many people in the USA don't want you to.

Chrissyreadit 🙌 7mo
keithmalek This book is nonsense. It asserts that "one of the primary reasons why the colonists asserted their independence was to protect the institution of slavery." Five leading historians wrote to the Times, requesting that they retract this assertion and similar ones, saying that the project was motivated more by ideology than fact. The Times refused, but quietly walked back some of its claims later. 2mo
WriterAtHeart @keithmalek Thank you for taking the time to point out your beliefs on this book. In the future, I ask that you refrain from posting on my reviews and instead, write a counter view on your own post after reading the book. Thank you. 2mo
WriterAtHeart @Singout As with the poster above, please refrain from posting on my comments. You may read the book and make your own post for a discussion. Personally, I do not find 5 people objecting a way to prove this book is inaccurate. If you would like to discuss this in our own threads, please do so. Thank you. 2mo
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