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autumnprivett

autumnprivett

Joined March 2016

Writer. Flannery fan. Cat mother to Agnes and Margot. | @thereadingwomen co-host | www.readingwomenpodcast.com
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I love short short collections and this one is just so incredible. A favorite of the year for sure.

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/interview-with-anjali-sachdeva

britt_brooke Beautiful photo! 😍 2y
emilyhaldi So pretty ❤️ 2y
HKGirl Love that setup...the wood and the plants are just perfect. 2y
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autumnprivett @HKGirl Thanks! It was a happy accident that I had a plan that matched. 😊 2y
tammysue Lovely! 💜 2y
summerscrooge Just finished reading this book and I loved it, too! 2y
Cheche Can you please upload few pages ... So that I will get to know about the book 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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First book of 2018. Oh man. Such a great read to start the year. #ReadingWomenChallenge

EchoLogical Loved this book! 2y
felinesandfiction I want to read this one so badly! 2y
A_planNerd Such a beauty. 2y
Reecaspieces I am reading this now. And it is sooooooo good 2y
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This book is one of the best surprises of the year. It's the story of Billy, who decides to lose half of his body weight after his son commits suicide. But it's so much more than that. This book is beautifully and thoughtfully written. All the stars.

BiblioVirgo This sounds so good 😍 2y
autumnprivett @BiblioVirgo it's one of my favorite books of the year. And my blurb does not do it justice. 2y
BellaJourney I have a question from writer to writer how do you get out of a writer's block? 2y
autumnprivett @Bella1217 For me, I usually take a break from writing and go outside or look at art or do something to get my brain moving again. But sometimes I just have to plug through. I've head lots of famous authors say that discipline is the key to overcoming writers block. Hope that helps. 2y
Mansinegi how to use this app 1y
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Hello and welcome to all my new followers! Just wanted to let you all know that I post most of my reviews over @thereadingwomen these days. My co-host and I have a bi-monthly podcast where we discuss books by or about women. We also get to interview cool authors like Min Jin Lee and Emily Bitto. Be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes and follow us for daily bookishness.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-women/id1118019442?mt=2

Mitch Just discovered Reading Women - enjoying catching up with all the back episodes - listening to your book discussions is great, inspiring stuff! Thank you 2y
autumnprivett @Mitch Thanks for listening! 2y
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A contender for favorite book this year, this is the story of orphans Rose and Pierrot. He is a gifted pianist and she an exquisite dancer. When they perform together, they discover they have a magnetism that draws people to them. But through a series of unfortunate occurrences, they are separated. What follows is years of unmoored loneliness that drives Rose and Pierrot to act in desperate, risky ways in an attempt to fill the ever-present void.

BibliophileMomma Just finished this Sunday night. Loved it too! 2y
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My weekend reading schedule was completely hijacked by Ron Rash's newest novel, THE RISEN. When I heard him speak at the Decatur Book Festival, he mentioned that he started his writing life as a poet, which totally makes sense to me. His writing sweeps you up and takes you into deeply lyrical places before you're even aware it happening.

ReadingEnvy I've really taken to him since moving to the south. I feel like I know the places the books are set! 3y
autumnprivett @ReadingEnvy He really does a good job of capturing the culture of the south in a way that is not stereotypical. I grew up in east TN, so his books are the closest I've found to being set where I am from. 3y
LWagoner His writing is amazing! So descriptive! 3y
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Girl with a Pearl Earring | Tracy Chevalier
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I love library book sales. Not only do I get bags of books for under $20, but I also get to support literacy in my community. Win-win.

Alytrue Great haul! 3y
Theresa So pretty! ❤ 3y
Lcsmcat The Namesake is amazing. 3y
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BibliophileMomma Just finished Burial Rites last week. So good. 3y
goodbyefrancie I love Sue Monk Kidd, but The Mermaid Chair was a DNF for me. I still have it in my #littlefreelibrary stash and keep thinking I should give it another try. 3y
autumnprivett @goodbyefrancie I liked the Secret Life of Bees, but gave been hesitant to pick up her other books. Mermaid Chair was $1, so I thought why not? 3y
Gina I love supporting my library this way. It's like a win, win! 3y
tpixie Great #bookhaul congrats 🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚👍 3y
LeeRHarry Excellent haul! 3y
TheLushWife I love the Flavia series! I'm listening to this one on audio right now! 3y
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Mostly posting over at @thereadingwomen these days, but here's a shot of today's stack. #allthebooks

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Despite being 400+ pages, I flew through this multi-generational saga about a Korean family living in Japan. But it's way more complicated than that. We follow three generations as they navigate the challenges of living in a country that does not accept them. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year. Thanks @grandcentralpub for sending me a copy!
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wrenaymuhree I picked this one for this month's #BOTM box--can't wait to read it! I have always been intrigued by multigenerational stories. 3y
Joshilyn Thought this book was exceptional. I loved it. 3y
MeggsKY So excited for this one! Have heard so many good things. 3y
Tessy The audio version is wonderful too. 2y
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To say I loved this book is an understatement. Using SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE as a guiding motif, Christine tracks her path to recovery after suffering a stroke at 33. @kdwinchester and I had the chance to interview her for the @thereadingwomen . Available wherever you get your podcasts. 💃🏻💃🏽

Sasha728 Can't wait to listen. 3y
Sydsavvy Wow, I have a friend that age who just suffered had a series of stroke. Looks good. 3y
autumnprivett @Sydsavvy How sad. 😕 This might be a timely read for you then. Christine talks in great detail about how the mind heals after a stoke. Very helpful because it's hard to know sometimes how to help people who have trauma/illness you can't see. 3y
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autumnprivett @Sasha728 thanks. 😊 3y
Sydsavvy I'm going to order it for me and for his best friend. Timely post, thank you so much. 💔 3y
Curious1 This looks really interesting Thank you. 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Home sick from work today, which means I get a head start on PACHINKO—released today! 💃🏻🤧😷

Eyelit Take care and happy reading! 3y
Jas16 Feel better soon! 3y
Sasha728 Hope you feel better soon. 3y
Dragon Get well soon and enjoy your book 📚 3y
Hazel0303 Feel better! 3y
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Princess culture is complicated, so I am happy to find a well-researched book that dissects it, identifies problems, and proposes solutions. Some notes:
-Princesses perpetuate patriarchal constructs they supposedly combat, don't encourage female friendship
-Division of genders widens gap between them
-Girls are encouraged to define themselves by appearance
-Death of mothers in movies = normalizes a lack of female role models in girl‘s lives

Lise Sounds great! Can also recommend Susan Ostrov Weisser's (edited) 3y
autumnprivett @Lise Excellent. Thanks! 3y
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Didn't love the way the story played out. Mathis tells us the story of Hattie by looking at the lives of her 11 (!!!!!) children and one grandchild. I didn't feel like I connected to any of the characters, though I had great empathy for all of them. This review in the NY TIMES is helpful: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/books/the-twelve-tribes-of-hattie-by-ayana...

megnews Read this last year and I agree. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute I just came across it on one of my shelves while looking for another book. Thought about reading it soon. Probably will. 3y
autumnprivett @Donna_sBookMinute I hope you enjoy it. It wasn't a waste. 3y
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Moon Over Manifest | Clare Vanderpool
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A great middle reader about home, family, and belonging told through newspaper clippings, flashbacks, and a present-day epistolary narrative. I had a hard time starting it, but I'm not exactly target audience. 😊

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Esperanza Rising | Pam Munoz Ryan
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A thought-provoking middle reader about race, power, and social status. I would definitely recommend the audio. The narrator's accent helps make the story come alive.

CoffeeBooksRepeat This is one of my childhood favorites! 3y
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Saw it at the library and couldn't resist.

CleverGirl @autumnprivett this is next on my list! 3y
PoetKoala @autumnprivett This is on my audiobook wish list! Hope it's awesome! 3y
readordierachel It's such a beautiful cover. 3y
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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Despite the craziness of he year, instill managed to pass my goal. Here's to a great year of reading in 2017! 🎉

RiotMom Congrats!! 3y
Megabooks 📚🎉🎊 3y
LeahBergen Yeah! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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bookwrm526 Woohoo!!!!!!! 3y
melbeautyandbooks Way to go! 3y
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🎉 3y
Spiderfelt I'm listening to SwingTime right now. Love it so much, I considered going to buy it on my way home so I don't have to wait until I drive alone (not till Tuesday!) 3y
Tessy The audio is easy to listen to. 2y
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Starting today.

Godmotherx5 Ooh, sounds good 3y
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When your spouse brings home part of his childhood library. (this is only half)

mcipher Jealous!! My husband is not a saver and not much of a reader anymore, so he doesn't get it - I bet yours totally does!! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Looks awesome! You might be needing taller bookcases soon. 😂 3y
pitterpainter Oooh fun! 😍 3y
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hwheaties Aaalllll the books! When we were house hunting, I told my husband my number one priority (not that he didn't already know) was lots of space for books. Yay books! 3y
Reviewsbylola Your book game is on point!! 👌🏻 3y
Coleen But a photo like this makes me all giddy! 3y
tysephine I've always thought that whoever it is that manufactures that generic brown apartment carpet must be making a killing in sales. Every apartment I've ever been in has had the same carpet. 3y
autumnprivett @tysephine Ha!! That's true! Definitely picked the wrong career path 😂 3y
Tessy Uh oh you have a book stacking poltergeist too. The carpet blends to put more focus on titles btw. 2y
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Prepping my 2017 reading list for @thereadingwomen . This one is at the top of my list. The publisher's blurb mentions THE NIGHT CIRCUS and Neil Gaiman, so it sounds like something I would love!

Wife I'm in! Love Night Circus. Love the cover. 3y
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous cover. 3y
Bookscatsandcountry Beautiful cover 😍 3y
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monkeygirlsmama You've got my attention. 3y
BookishMarginalia That cover is fab! 3y
Bambolina_81 Gorgeous cover art 😍 3y
monkeygirlsmama Side bar random question... When one adds a book to their 📚 how does one get to the 📚 to see what they have there? 🤔🙄😛 3y
autumnprivett @monkeygirlsmama Go to your profile page and click on the open book icon in the middle. 😊 3y
Leelee.reads @monkeygirlsmama Once you are on your personal page, look for the open book icon. The closed book tells you what you have read/rated and the open book is your TBR list. 3y
Lacythebookworm 😍 The cover reminds me of 3y
autumnprivett @Lacythebookworm I thought so too! 3y
Redwritinghood This one's on my tbr for next year, too. 3y
Cinfhen @Lacythebookworm @autumnprivett My first thought too💖🤓 3y
Cinfhen And I agree with all the above Littens...gorgeous cover😍 3y
monkeygirlsmama @autumnprivett @Leelee.reads Thank you! 😘 3y
wendim I have to add this to my TBR 3y
Tessy Really fun for a cold winter evening. 2y
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Thank you, thank you @AWahle for all the goodies!! I've wanted these books for forever. And Margot has been loving the mice. 😻

the_alternate_ending_library Great capture! I haven't read either of these. Please let me know your thoughts on both. 💖 3y
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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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Some of my first loves. Mysteries are my all-time guilty pleasure. I read so many that my dad thought all the murder would affect me adversely, but so far the only side effect is an immense TBR pile.

melbeautyandbooks They're my favorite, too! 3y
awishman I love love love Dame Agatha! Poirot = 😍 3y
AnnieReads Love Agatha Christie!! 3y
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DeborahSmall Thrillers and mysteries my favourite. My mum thinks they're to blame for my insomnia lol 😂💕 3y
HKGirl Read and re-read almost all Agatha Christie's books as a teen....and now enjoying rediscovering them through audiobook. :D 3y
HKGirl Do you have any other mystery series recommendations for an Agatha Christie lover? 3y
CorleyMullins Ditto @HKGirl. I think Christie has spoiled me for other mystery writers - no one else compares. Have y'all ever watched the tv adaptations of Marple? You can find it on Amazon Prime. And of course the Poirot series is on Netflix. 3y
autumnprivett @hkgirl @CorleyMullins My spouse likes the Bryant and May series. I've not read any, but he loves Christie too and has been trying to get me to read them. I LOVE the Poirot show and really need to watch Marple. 3y
CorleyMullins @autumnprivett I'll check those out. Thanks! 3y
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Hello Litsians. The last few weeks have been meh, so I haven't been reading much. I read THE SNOW CHILD over the holidays last year and adored it. The writing and the story were so magical and immersive. Looking forward to digging into her new book in 2017.

autumnprivett This is her other book, but I have not read it yet. 3y
nicki those trees are awesome ! 🌲 3y
Lacythebookworm I finished the audiobook of The Snow Child today! So good! 🙌❤️ 3y
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emily_jkn I loved this book! Beautiful with understated magic. 3y
HKGirl One of my favorites! :D 3y
autumnprivett @nicki Thanks! I found them at Target 3y
autumnprivett @Lacythebookworm So happy you loved it! 3y
CherylRussell One of my favorite authors. 🙂 I loved both of her books. 3y
auntie_jenn still an all-time favorite 3y
CarrieBeckort I loved The Snow Child! 3y
BookBabe I also read this last year over the holidays and enjoyed it! 🙌🏻❄️ 3y
JustRachel2u This is one of my favorite books of all time. Such magical writing! 3y
Tessy It is magical and I keep buying copies of it for some reason. Must be that great cover. 2y
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Just got my Litsy secret Santa box! Hopefully I can wait until Christmas to open the beautiful packages inside. 😊

autumnprivett @AWahle P.S. There is a second box coming for you. My post office was not being cooperative this week, so it will be a little late. 3y
AWahle Yay! I've been checking the tracking to make sure it made it ok! I had fun putting it together. 📚 3y
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the_alternate_ending_library I don't know that you must wait until Christmas to open. I've been waiting for the reveals but everyone seems to be waiting for a certain date. I can't wait!!!!! 💃 3y
Texreader @the_alternate_ending_library The open date is Dec 21. 3y
the_alternate_ending_library When I put this swap together...it wasn't set in stone when to open. But if everyone wants to open on the 21st...that works! @Texreader 3y
a.shelf.life How did I miss this?! :( :( 3y
Gissy 👍👏👏👏👏🎄🎁🎅🏼🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Finally got my hands on this one! I've listened to the last three books on audio and I just love the narrator.

Tnovo I love this series as an audio book! I am on # 7 in the series. 🤘📚 hope you enjoy it 3y
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Virgin and Other Stories | April Ayers Lawson
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Many good, yet hard, things in this one. Themes: the danger of silence, the use/misuse of female bodies, guilt + shame brought upon by societal expectations/perceptions, marital rape and present/absent men. The writing feels forced in some places. I found myself having to re-read passages to understand what was going on. Given time and discussion with Josh, I did find I understood the stories better. The title story is especially good.

HeatherG I'm in the middle of this from the library and it is so good. Makes me want to read more short story collections. 3y
autumnprivett @HeatherG Agreed!! Short stories are one of my favorite genres. 3y
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The Beach at Night | Elena Ferrante
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Don't let the small size deceive you; this is not an ordinary kid's picture book. Without giving anything away, I believe she's making a statement about violence against women, specifically when men make women say things the women don't want to say. Heavy stuff for a picture book. If you have read it and have a better idea about what it means, let's chat about it.

8little_paws Oh man, Elena Ferrante. I read the Neapolitan novels and a few others by her and then I just couldn't do it any more. She's heavy 3y
autumnprivett @8little_paws I haven't finished the Neapolitan Series , but she definitely doesn't waste words. 3y
Lola That cover!! Also with a creepy cover, a little girl, a doll and a beach are part of 3y
autumnprivett @Lola Oooo, that makes sense. I've not read THE LOST DAUGHTER yet, so maybe I will revisit this once I've read it. I wonder if it would change my perspective. 3y
Gina Free fall is one of my all time favorite childerns books. It was my first book purchase as an adult (18). I was a library fiend up till then (still am) 3y
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Virgin and Other Stories | April Ayers Lawson
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Tonight's reads. I'm soooooo excited about VIRGIN and a Ferrante picture book is an excellent appetizer.

WhatDeeReads Looks very interesting. 3y
QuintusMarcus Will be interested to hear what you think of Virgin! 3y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Thanks @kdwinchester for making my best friend necklace dreams come true. 😍

kdwinchester 😻😻😻 3y
LeahBergen How nice!! 3y
Hobbinol So will you be East Egg or West? 3y
autumnprivett @Hobbinol I'm East and she's West. 😊 3y
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Women and Writing | Virginia Woolf
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For those of you who may not know, I co-host a podcast with @kdwinchester about books by or about women. Yesterday, @thereadingwomen made a huge announcement--the inaugural Reading Women Award! We chose one fiction and one nonfiction book that we felt were the best of the year. Give it a listen! #thereadingwomen #thereadingwomenaward2016

TheLondonBookworm 👌👌👌👌❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Lacythebookworm 😊🙌 3y
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Last Night in Montreal | Emily St. John Mandel
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I loved this one at least as much as I loved STATION ELEVEN. It's the story of a girl who was abducted by her father as a seven year old. She doesn't know why her father took her, but the consequences follow her to adulthood. It's part thriller, part mystery, and a generally brilliant read. I adore her writing. It makes me want to write a book.

8little_paws Oh cool! I bought this last year on the strength of the author's name alone 3y
Suet624 For some reason I didn't realize she had written other books. 3y
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Suet624 @autumnprivett thanks!!! 3y
Shawna I adored Station Eleven, I will definitely check out the rest of her work! 3y
Blaire Oh I loved station eleven!! Looking forward to this. Great review. 3y
ApoptyGina69 Super! I, too, loved Station Eleven. Haven't had a chance to check out her other work, but now I will. Thanks for the review! 3y
autumnprivett @ApoptyGina69 @Blaire @Shawna I think it's just as good as Station Eleven. Hope you enjoy it! I want to read her other novels now. 3y
LLColbeck I just started listening to Station Eleven today! 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Inspired by all my fellow #Litsians to post my #DecemberTBR

Godmotherx5 Cute trees! 3y
Eyelit Cute pic! 3y
TheBookStacker Love The Mothers! Cute pic! 3y
DebinHawaii Great stack and great pic too! 📚❤️👍 3y
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Benedict re-creates the life of Albert Einstein's first wife Mileva, a brilliant physicist whose career was ambushed and co-opted by Albert. The storytelling is weak in places, but that doesn't diminish the importance what's being said. I don't think we fully understand how difficult it was for women to have scientific careers and this novel shows that. We need more stories like this to remind us history is not the boy's club it's made out to be.

Lynnsoprano Just got this yesterday for my Kindle, because of all the recommendations here #blameitonlitsy 3y
autumnprivett @Lynnsoprano Awesome! Hope you enjoy it. 😊 3y
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The Marriage Plot: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Help! I'm two chapters in and finding the characters boring at best. Does it get better?? Do I need to give it runway? I'm close to bailing but I would stick it out if it's worth it. Many thanks. 😘

Cinfhen This was a bail for me, but others loved it 3y
BeveragesAndBooks Yeah, it was a no from me. 3y
AnnieReads My feelings were tepid on this one. It wasn't horrible but it was very tedious and dull. 3y
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Reviewsbylola I loved his other two books but struggled to get through this one. 3y
LectricSheep Oh no! I really enjoyed this one. I do remember that the first quarter was a little slow though. 3y
rachelm Eh, I gave it a so-so. Not super memorable for me 3y
emilyesears I have read this, but now I remember zero things about it, so I would say it is not a book that sticks with you. 3y
mdhughes72 I agree with the above comments. Middlesex was much more compelling a read. 3y
Jessnoice It was just ok. I'd bail if you're only 2 chapters in. 3y
autumnprivett Thank you everyone!!! I think I'm going to bail. I also have Middlesex, which sounds like a much better option. 👌 3y
Teresa3 This was a bail for me too. Though I loved Middlesex. 3y
Hreynolds Middlesex is great but I'm in the minority that loved this book. 3y
MamaJow Middlesex is so much better. 3y
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If you've ever encountered someone who didn't think rape was a thing or blamed a girl's outfit for how she was treated by boys, and you knew they were wrong but weren't quite sure how to respond, then you must read this book. Orenstein examines thoroughly examines how our culture's attitude towards sex, rape, and hookups and proposes a better way forward with education, acceptance, and mutual respect. Highly, highly recommend. #nonfictionnovember

kdwinchester Such a good one! I love it so much! If you find a good deal on it as you are looking for it, let me know. 😻 3y
autumnprivett @kdwinchester You betcha!!! 3y
david3 . 3y
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While not as magical as the novels, I did love it. ✨💫🔮

Coco I agree completely! 3y
KateTheBookworm Me too! It was just fun to be back in the HP world. 3y
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This book is amazing. It made me reevaluate so many thing about my life and I've already seen positive results from applying some of her suggestions. Brown backs up her statements with years of research findings so it is definitely a scientific and substantial read. Highly recommend.

wordsworthsprite Such a great book! I salute you, my fellow warrior! 3y
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The best part of being in TN for Thanksgiving is going to McKay's. And this is just my stack. Josh got his own. 😊

Chassie I ❤️McKay's! 3y
Cspen113 I love that place!! I haven't been in a while. Need to go back soon. 3y
Megabooks Nice! I love it there! 3y
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britt_brooke Wait, is this in Nashville?? I've got to get out of the house more. 3y
Titania The Book of Unknown Americans is sooooooo good. Lots of good reading there! 3y
Suzze @Betty took me there once. It was soooo big. Loved it! 3y
meggofrank Man, I miss McKay's. 3y
Shvonne My dad lives in TN, I need to visit him. 3y
autumnprivett @britt_brooke They have one location in Knoxville and one in Chattanooga. 3y
Branwen Great looking stack! Which do you think you'll read first? :-) 3y
Victoriahoperose Love everything I never told you! Hope you enjoy it! 3y
Notafraidofwords So good! 3y
Branwen @autumnprivett Great choice! :-) 3y
Zelma Purple Hibiscus is fantastic! Great choice. 3y
Humanatea McKays 📚😍📚 and a Daniel Handler book I've never heard of! Great haul! 3y
kdwinchester Daniel Handler!! 3y
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Technically, I'm reading five books right now. Hopefully I can finish this one on the drive tonight and two more over the weekend, so I can start new ones on Monday. 😂

feminismandyoga I love that book! My favorife of hers is Rising Strong. Helpful in writing and life. 3y
Soozanne I loved this book! I've heard her speak twice and would love to do it again. Her suggested "SFDs" are one of my favorite things! 3y
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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When Christmas comes early!!!!! 🎅🏽🎄🎁
Many thanks @kdwinchester

merelybookish So beautiful! 3y
TheLondonBookworm Loved this book! 3y
mcipher What a gorgeous cover! 3y
Mollyirene Such a gorgeous book!! 3y
BloominChick Stunning cover! 3y
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While this doesn't exactly have to do with books, I'm sure many of my fellow Litsians played this game as a kid and would nerd out over this tactile version just as much as I did. 🤓

Tcip This card game is so much fun!!! 3y
Reviewsbylola Omg this looks great! 3y
Tcip Me and the wife played it once or twice. We usually play Munchin or overcooked on the PS4. 3y
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Purpleness The internet archives has the old-fashioned computer game on their website for anyone wanting to relive it that way too🙂 3y
kyraleseberg I found this at Target a few months ago and I'm still obsessed! 3y
rachelm I am buying this for my husband for Christmas. This is a safe place to say this since he's not a Litsier 3y
autumnprivett @Tcip It's not as much fun with only two players, but still an interesting game. We usually play the two player version of Catan. 3y
autumnprivett @rachelm Oh fun! And I won't tell. 😉 3y
autumnprivett @purpleness ooooooo!!!!!! 3y
prowlix I've played this twice now irl and both times drown while fording the river 😭 3y
Peterdamien Oh cool, I need this so I can, again, die of a million goddamn reasons. And also hunt 500 tons of squirrel meat somehow. 😎 3y
Suet624 I always made the mistake of using my children's names as the characters. Then I'd be devastated when they drowned in the river. 3y
autumnprivett @peterdamien And that is EXACTLY how it is. I happened to die of extreme cold tonight. 😂 3y
Desha Haha! Love it!! Yup I remember! ☺️ 3y
autumnprivett @Suet624 That is tragic! 😧 3y
autumnprivett @prowlix I've played a half dozen times now and have yet to win..... 3y
BeththeBookDragon I loved this game - is this as much fun?! 3y
Suzze I played this game while my kids played it. Such fun! 3y
readinginthedark I did not know this existed and will be buying it immediately! I miss Oregon Trail! 3y
Zelma I need this! I love any and all card games, and I used to ❤️ Oregon Trail. 3y
GlitteryOtters OMGGGGG! 3y
LauraBrook WAAAANT!!! 💙💙💙 3y
autumnprivett @bethfriedman906 I would say so! Especially if you play with friends who played the game as kids. 3y
mcipher Stocking stuffer!!! So cool. 3y
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ICYMI: @kdwinchester and I are discussing our severe case of #ferrantefever on our latest podcast episode. Who's with us? 🙋🏻

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/reading-women/id1118019442?mt=2&i=377415588

Sydsavvy Glad y'all talked about it. I've been seeing this book everywhere on Litsy and had no clue what it was about. Added to my list! 3y
Lacythebookworm 🙋🎉 3y
BooksForEmpathy Hi! Me! 3y
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autumnprivett @Sydsavvy I too had seen it everywhere and wondered if it was worth the hype, but I loved it. 3y
Sydsavvy 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Reading this on my kindle and loving it so much.

Bookish_B On my TBR list! 3y
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Guys, book coma is real. I'm still processing everything that happens in this book, but I will say that Cora is boss and this narrative is something we all desperately need to hear right now.

vivastory @autumnprivett Cora is one of my favorite characters of all time. I'm really rooting for this to win National Book Award. 3y
autumnprivett @vivastory That would be incredible. Here's hoping. 3y
vivastory @autumnprivett Did you completely finish it? 3y
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autumnprivett @vivastory Yes, I did. 3y
vivastory @autumnprivett I had to brace myself for the ending. The way things were happening, I thought for sure that Cora would get killed. 3y
autumnprivett @vivastory I did too!! Such a tense moment considering how close to the end that happens. 3y
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The Hours: A Novel | Michael Cunningham
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So apparently I can't go anywhere without buying a stack of books, but it is hard to resist a library sale.

irre We Love You, Charlie Freeman is excellent!! 3y
BookishMarginalia Great #bookhaul! 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
readinginthedark I love The Hours! 3y
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erinreads Kavalier & Clay! 😍 3y
Suet624 Great haul! 3y
GuiltyFeat Great haul. No shame there. 3y
EloisaJames That Charon is fantastic--I've read it 3 times! 3y
hlgreenfield That is a great book haul! I recently bought the Marriage Plot and The Hours and will be reading them soon-ish! 3y
LaurenMagoo I ❤️ The Marriage Plot 3y
TaraReads Library sales are the best! The town I just moved to happens to hold their every year on my birthday- talk about moving to the right place! 3y
KimSG Ishmael!!! I haven't met very many (read any) people that have read Ishmael. 3y
ApoptyGina69 I've read a few of these myself. #NiceStack! 3y
Nat_Reads Ok--so many freaking awesome books in this stack. On Such a Full Sea made such an impact, it inspired my haircut a couple years ago! Kavalier and Clay is one of my all-time favorites, and my husband's. Bonding over that book led to romance! 3y
Procrastireader Loved the Nora Ephron. I read it before I started to feel bad about my neck. 🐪 3y
autumnprivett @KimSG My sister recommended it. I'd never even heard of it before. 3y
autumnprivett @TaraReads You definitely picked the right town. 📚 3y
autumnprivett @Nat_Reads I'm happy to hear you liked ON SUCH A FULL SEA. I couldn't remember what I knew about it but picked it up anyway. As for Cavalier and Clay, I got it for my husband but will probably steal it from him. We actually met in a Joyce class. It's great how books can bring people together! 3y
Nat_Reads @autumnprivett How sweet that you two met that way 💕🤗🎈📖 3y
Tessy Oh! If you haven't read Cavalier and Clay yet you need to call in sick and do it! 2y
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I'll be visiting my sister this weekend, so I probably won't be posting as much. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD will be accompanying me on the drive. I'm sooo excited to finally get to this one.

Zorilla81 Great book! I love Historical fiction as well! 3y
vivastory One of my favorite 2016 books. Cora is one of the greatest characters of the past few years. 3y
auntie_jenn starting this today, too. 3y
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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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Repost from @thereadingwomen
One of the reasons we started the Reading Women podcast is because we believed there were dozens of brilliant voices that weren't being heard and wanted to bring those voices to a wider audience. Books have the power to change how we think and show us how to have empathy for people who are not like us. We love Yang's challenge to #ReadingWithoutWalls. Share and encourage others to read outside their comfort zone.

Ms.Story ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
LaurenReads ❤️👏🏽👏🏾👏🏿👏🏼❤️ 3y
Procrastireader And this is why bookshelf diversity (authors AND subjects) is so important. It's not just a liberal/PC/elite fetish. 3y
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While not as laugh out loud funny as I WAS TOLD THERE'D BE CAKE, I love Sloane's perspective on life. Definitely worth a read (or listen, she reads her own work).
#nonfictionnovember

JesNel Love her books and perspective! 3y
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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I'm so happy to have my series books back. The Beverly Gray series is about a kick-ass, counter-cultural woman who dares to go to college and have a career when everyone else is getting married and pregnant. I'm sure close reading would uncover a plethora of cultural insensitivities, but the spirit of the books is amazing. WORLD'S FAIR is the most expensive book I've ever bought and I still don't regret the purchase.

britt_brooke Gorgeous! 3y
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