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catiewithac

Joined July 2016

RN who loves books, dogs, baking, gut bacteria, and puzzles 📚🐾🍪🔬🤓 www.goodreads.com/catiewithac
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It's Up to the Women | Eleanor Roosevelt
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This is Eleanor Roosevelt‘s first published book written at the height of the Great Depression. Her common sense advice ranges from dated (managing servants) to utterly prescient (fair trade clothing). Required reading for all U.S. citizens! (Disregard the coffee stain!) ☕️??

"The only safety that any individual has is his own character and you cannot make any one person's future secure unless you secure the future of all." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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It's Up to the Women | Eleanor Roosevelt
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...”That is a phase which even the poorest, in planning a clothes budget, should consider, for no matter what we can afford to buy, we cannot afford to buy at the expense of the health and strength of our fellow human beings. When you budget for your clothes remember to find out where you can buy economically but safely for your own health as well as for that of the workers.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

(Arguing for fair trade consumerism in 1932.)

ImperfectCJ Wow! I don't know whether to feel encouraged or discouraged that Roosevelt wrote this in 1932. 1w
Bookwormjillk I was really surprised to see this was written in 1932! 1w
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Marianne Williamson‘s book should really be required reading if you‘re a registered voter. She combines her course in miracles with a civics lesson. My mom taught high school social studies with an emphasis on government. I wish schools still taught how important our responsibilities are as citizens. Williamson really elevates our current discussion on American politics. A must-read! 🗳

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I really enjoyed this tender, magical novel that is compulsively readable! I probably wouldn‘t have read it had it not been a #botm pick, but I‘m glad I took the chance. It‘s just so darned weird and sweet!! 🔥 🏀

JulietBooks I see London, I see France. Lol. 2w
catiewithac P.S. I particularly loved the detail about how it takes 25 minutes to download and print Wutang Clan lyrics. The book is set in 1995 😂 #beenthere #dialup 1w
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Thanks heavens Rainbow Rowell announced yesterday that she‘s working on a sequel to Wayward Son. If I have to wait 4 years for Any Way the Wind Blows I will probably die though.

Wayward Son really delivers on RR‘s strengths: character development. I loved each character more than I thought possible. The road trip narrative brings surprises. Vampire Las Vegas is awesome!

Simon and Baz are the best characters! I read this book twice immediately!

Julsmarshall I agree with everything you‘ve said! Can‘t wait for Any Way the Wind Blows! 2w
catiewithac @Julsmarshall it gave me more of what I didn‘t know I needed 💗 (edited) 2w
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The Warlow Experiment | Alix Nathan
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The 18th century is known as the Age of Reason, but what happens when an amateur “scientist” decides to test the limits of man‘s solitude? That is the premise of this dark historical novel. While France erupts into revolution and Tom Paine‘s writings stir discontent among laborers, an English gentleman swaps his experiments with plants for one with a human. Darkness and violence ensues. It‘s an odd book for an odd reader.

batsy I bought this recently! I like your last sentence 😆 #OddReadersUnite 2w
catiewithac @batsy I hope you like it! 2w
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Notes from a Dead House | Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Fyodor M Dostoevsky
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This is my favorite read so far this year. I read poor Dover Thrift translations of The Gambler and The Double in high school; these low quality translations made me think Dostoyevsky was my least favorite Russian author. Well, 20 years and a stellar translation later, I‘m ready to change my opinion. Dostoyevsky is an absolute humanist revelation in this lightly fictionalized account of his time in a Siberian labor prison. He‘s my new dead BF 🖤

charl08 Sold! 2w
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If you could only read one management book this would be it. Everything Lencioni writes is common sense, but most of the time we complicate our work lives unnecessarily. I‘m taking a break from mgmt books now. With the world on the brink of collapse, I‘m focusing on my bucket list reads. (Business mgmt books are just not great literature.) 🔥

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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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I went a little overboard with letter writing! ✍️ I‘m all caught up with my #LitsyLove responses and wrote to some new-to-me folks! 💌

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#LitsyLoveWinterSwap #LitsyLove

1) Litsy TBR is current 🤓
2) Pencils (for underlining), bookmarks 🔖 ✏️
3) Coffee, puzzles 🧩 ☕️
4) Gobstoppers, caramels 🍬

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I‘ve always been curious about Amber Scorah‘s strange “religion.” Whenever I encounter Jehovah Witnesses in a hospital setting, they are by far the most anxious and fearful patients. Here Scorah reveals the beliefs and practices of her former “faith” and shares how she came to see otherwise. This brave memoir is sure to tick off some Read Harder categories; Scorah was an illegal missionary in China when she left Jehovah. #botm 👍🏻

lele1432 I can't wait to read this one! 1mo
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Continuing my search for *both* a readable & helpful leadership book... This might be it!

“Ultimately, leadership is about manifestation of the truth by directly confronting reality.” - Cy Wakeman

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Nothing new here. This all seemed intuitive stuff to me.

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This is an interesting read. Part review of studies about how racial biases impact our decisions and feelings, and personal stories about racism. Eberhardt excels at the personal whether its her own POV, her son‘s, inmates at San Quentin, and college students at U of V. I found the middle section boring, but it picks up after the home ownership chapter. This book will certainly make you reconsider how you think!! 💭

JackOBotts Stacked! And I love the puzzle! 1mo
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An Autobiography | Agatha Christie
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Wow! 👀 @TheAromaofBooks thank you for the awesome #highfivetosummerswap box of goodies! I‘ve wanted to read AC‘s autobiography for some time 📚 I love all the other goodies, too! Pens are the way to a nurse‘s ♥️ and gobstoppers are my favorite 😎 Thank you! @JoScho this was a super fun swap!! #HFTSS

JoScho Yay! Thanks so much for participating! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm so glad you like everything. Also I made the notebook myself! 2mo
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Alan Lightman is a talented writer who also happens to be a physicist. Here he defends idleness as a necessary element of human creativity. He encourages readers to disconnect from the wired world every once in a while to experience silence. Wasting time, it turns out, is essential to life.

Eggs Hah! I knew it!! Tis true tho 2mo
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Nnedi Okorafor was paralyzed as a young woman by a back surgery. The promised cure for her severe scoliosis led to paralysis and numbness. She eventually regained movement but not all sensation. The experience was transformative; all her future plans (and self identity) were shattered. What grew out of the ashes was a new determination and unbounded creativity. Okorafor says being broken opened new portals for her to explore this mysterious life.

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High Five!: The Magic of Working Together | Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles
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#HighFiveToSummerSwap package arrived today
😎 Thanks @TheAromaofBooks the box sounds interesting!! @JoScho

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Misfit's Manifesto | Lidia Yuknavitch
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I‘m continuing my TED book reads. I bailed on Yuknavitch‘s Book of Joan a few years ago, but here her erratic writing makes sense. She includes the voices of other self-identified “misfits” at the end of each chapter. At times the book is repetitive, but it was written based on a 30 minute TED Talk. I loved it despite its flaws; weirdness is Yuknavitch‘s greatest strength. And I loved her message: we‘re all in this together; be kind and forgiving.

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Greta Thunberg, fearless climate activist and overall badass, published her collected speeches earlier this summer. Reading her speeches ignited a fire in me to commit even more to reducing carbon emissions. I‘ve been a vegetarian for 25 years, buy fair trade clothing, and eschew traveling. But clearly, I need to trade my CRV for a Tesla. We need to hold our leaders accountable and demand a future for today‘s kids!! 🌏

AmyG She is an amazing young woman. 2mo
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I think the NYT Review of Books put this one on my radar. It‘s a blend of memoir and narrative journalism about faith in the Heartland. The author was raised by homeschooling evangelical parents and married a conservative Christian husband. She shares her struggles to reconcile Christianity with the horrors done in its name: children in concentration camps, shootings of innocents by angry white men, environmental degradation, etc. Good read!

iread2much Sounds really interesting 2mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Bookmark haul day!! Thanks @Shakespearience for the dino clip, the introvert truism, and the book club bookmarks!! Thank you @mreads for the paper bookmark collection! So pretty, thoughtful and creative! I will probably use the Delaware postcard as a bookmark, too 🤓

Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting this fun #bookmarkswap

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LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
mreads 😁 2mo
Shakespearience I hoped my introvert one would be sent to an introvert! 2mo
Crazeedi Wow! You definitely got some great ones!!❤ 2mo
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@stephothebesto I am soooo ready for my staycation to Italy 🇮🇹 Both books are ones I want to read, and I loved the themed goodies! The pasta, chocolate biscottis and dark Italian roast coffee all look amazing. And the metallic puzzle is so cool!!! Thank you for the thoughtful box!!! 😎🧩☕️ Thank you!!!
@Chrissyreadit #SITS #staycationintimeswap

Chrissyreadit Yay!! This looks like a lovely Staycation! 2mo
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Peter Ackroyd gets hung up on a couple of issues. For Elizabeth it‘s her troubled relationship with her cousin Mary Queen of Scots. I‘m ashamed to admit that I became bored with Ackroyd‘s obsession with the religious reforms of Henry VIII. I‘m taking a break from English history to listen to the new biography of Goethe, but I‘ve already bought Vol. 3 of this series. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 👑

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When I‘m not working as a nurse, solving a puzzle or reading a book, I enjoy baking cookies. I read this TED book about motivation mostly for work. My boss asked me to participate in a 6 month leadership course and this seemed to be a relevant read. Some people prefer the TED Talks, but I‘m a true visual learner. I have to read it or write it to retain it. I get so distracted by all the arm flailing and strange pronunciations, so the book it is!

catebutler I love that you‘re a baker too! Those cookies look delicious, yum! 2mo
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Swaps | Sherree DeCovny
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#HFTSS #HIGHFIVETOSUMMERSWAP
@JoScho
1. Gobstoppers
2. Starbucks (blonde, medium, dark, just not flavored)
3. Patchouli, vanilla, tobacco
4. Dog 🐾
5. Jigsaw puzzles
6. Gut bacteria
7. Orange
8. Jane Austen
9. Traditional, simple paper

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I signed up for a 3-month subscription to #PageOne books a few months ago. This is the final book in my subscription, and it looks very interesting. I‘ve never heard of this author and I love short stories. The box included this cute tea towel, too!! 📦📖

SamanthaMarie Love that tea towel!! 2mo
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I got behind in posting, but received #bookmarkswap mail from @mreads and @Shakespearience 🤓

I will ship my 2 packages out today!

@LibrarianRyan
@kellyann28
@crazeedi

mreads Yay! 😁 2mo
catiewithac @mreads I loved that you used an old atlas page as an envelope 😍 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhhh 2mo
Crazeedi ❤❤ 2mo
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High Five | Simon Cann
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@JoScho is hosting a very budget friendly swap via Elfster. It sounds like a fun way to say goodbye to summer!! #highfivetosummerswap 😍

JoScho Yay for joining us and sharing! ❤️ 3mo
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True crime fans stack this book!! It is a masterful blend of horrific true crime stories culled from newspapers between 1920-1970 AND social history of the LGBT community. The focus is mostly in the experiences of gay men and the violence they were subjected to from police and opportunists alike. This book is a real eye-opener on the LBGT lived experience in America before gay rights activism. I highly recommend this one! 🏳️‍🌈

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My father started giving me Cherry Ames novels after I became a nurse. This series chronicles the adventures of a crime solving nurse. Since I work night shift I‘ve always kept my eyes open for this volume about Cherry‘s time as Night Supervisor. I finally found it at the library book sale! Can‘t wait to read this one!! 💉

TheAromaofBooks This is one of those series that I always see around in the secondhand shops but have never gotten around to reading! Maybe I'll pick one up next time. I'm excited that you found the exact one you were looking for - that is always a thrill!! 3mo
REPollock I read a couple of those in my Nancy Drew/Bobbsey Twins/Hardy Boys phase! ❤️ 3mo
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Wow! Just WOW! Natasha Lennard‘s new essay collection starts as a slow burn, but then clobbers you in the face. Theses essays are intelligent and will challenge your accepted opinion on just about everything. She‘s fearless, ruthless in examining every facet of modern life. I was particularly moved by her pieces on her suicide attempts, self-surveillance, and the relationship between state and self. God, just read it! 💥💥💥💥💥

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Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography | Paul Buhle, Steve Max
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This book was disappointing. It somehow manages not to deliver on a biography of Eugene V. Debs, because it brings in too many extraneous details about labor struggles. Debs seems like a footnote rather than a star. It‘s unfortunate because Debs is a notable hero of American Socialism. I‘d recommend reading An Illustrated Guide to a People‘s History instead (the graphic version of Zinn). One plus: this book smells like stamps used to taste! 👅

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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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@stephothebesto this package is on its way to you! I mailed it out this afternoon and it should arrive in a few days. #staycationintimeswap #SITS @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 🙌👏🎉🥰💗❤️ 3mo
stephothebesto I'll let you know when it arrives! 3mo
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My order from the #bookdepository arrived today and took my breath away! Look at these 2 beauties! I watched the HBO miniseries Chernobyl and am eager to read the book about how ordinary people experienced the disaster. The Polish sci-fi was inspired by the puzzle I solved a few weeks ago. 🤖 ☢️ 📚

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Unicorns | Patricia D. Netzley
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This unicorn reading puzzle was only 500 pieces but it was more challenging than I expected. It was fun to put together because BOOKS!! The hot pink book is titled Wizard School by J.K.R. 😉 🦄 📚 🧩

Kimberlone Love this! I‘ve seen the original unicorn tapestry at the cloisters in NYC years ago. A similar one is also seen in one of the HP movies 3mo
mcctrish That‘s a gorgeous puzzle 3mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 3mo
ephemeralwaltz Lovely! 3mo
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On The Clock turned into a more substantive look at the history and future of exploitive labor practices than I expected. The author embeds herself in 3 notoriously unforgiving work environments and shares her experiences. More than that, she castigates the systems that rewards profit before people. For a book on labor and capitalism, it‘s a fun read. If you think automation isn‘t coming for your job, think again. #botm

Nute Nice review and so on point! 3mo
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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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OMG @stephothebesto this package 📦 arrived super fast & it‘s huge!!! It makes all manner of interesting sounds when I shake it a little 🤩 I‘m so excited to open it (but I hid it in my closet so I won‘t be tempted)! The last item arrived for your package today so I should be able to send it out soon! 📚💜 #staycationintimeswap #SITS @Chrissyreadit

stephothebesto Woah! That WAS fast. I'm glad it reached you intact 😊 Good luck with the will power! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Can I just say I am so excited to see what everyone did for this swap!!!! 3mo
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Litsytestbook004 | Litsytestbook004
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Thank you for the #litsylove @Lovesbooks87 @AmyG @Dragonfairykats ‼️💌🧡 I also received some bookmarks I ordered for an upcoming swap 🤓🤩 I am working tonight, but I hope to send back replies soon. I have some new animal notecards that I love 😍🐾🦜

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Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Another book cover puzzle done! 🐾🖤

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Beautiful! 3mo
ElishaLovesBooks So cool! 3mo
britt_brooke Love it! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books They‘re all doggies! 🐶💚 3mo
Rissreads What brand of jigsaw is this please ? I love it! 3mo
catiewithac @Rissreads it‘s a Re-marks puzzle from Barnes & Noble! 🧩 3mo
Rissreads I will have a look online. Thanks 💚 3mo
TheSpineView Love the dog theme!💜 3mo
catebutler I received the loveliest surprise package in the mail from you!!! Thank you, Catie! This week has been insane, but I‘ll share what you sent here on Litsy this weekend and write back to your lovely letter. Thank you! 💓 3mo
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Finished a puzzle of WPA art posters and now reading this graphic biography of Rosa Luxembourg. #polksapride 🇵🇱 ⚒

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Late Migrations is Margaret Renkl‘s debut book. It is a perfect mix of memoir and nature writing. The author shares stories of her girlhood in Alabama and the stories of her ancestors. More interesting though is Renkl‘s reflections on global climate change as observed in her Tennessee backyard. Grief and joy are tangled together in this unassuming book, which is brilliantly illustrated by the author‘s brother. Read this one!!

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Loving this weird little book 🍃 🦢 🐍 🥚 🌳

Tamra That is useful advice! 3mo
brit91 Love this!💖📚 3mo
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Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography | Paul Buhle, Steve Max
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One of my favorite indie publishers is hosting a 50% off sale right now. Verso publishes works of high quality and superb scholarship. I‘m super excited to own the graphic bio of one of my socialist heroes Eugene V. Debs!!! Verso gives you an immediate ebook version for every purchase. 😎❤️ #verso

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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This is bound to be a controversial addition to the #metoo conversion. Taddeo presents painfully raw feelings and thoughts from 3 women, but all are white and hetero and not representative of women as a whole. It‘s a graphic, narrow slice of desire. Taddeo offers zero analysis or sociological perspective so the level of scholarship is zilch. The reader becomes a voyeur. It‘s like reading a scorching romance or a teenage girl‘s private diary. 💋

Christine As a sociologist, I too blanched at the very-not-representative nature of this book, especially because I imagine a lot of people will assume it‘s supposed to be generalizable to the whole. And I did at times feel like a voyeur and was wondering if I was actually reading soft porn? 😜 But as a piece of narrative nonfiction, not social science, and as a raw account of three lived experiences (however non-generalizable), I think it has value. 3mo
catiewithac @Christine I think the book has value, too! 3mo
Christine But it does make me want to read a sociological study of women‘s desire...wonder if there‘s a good one out there! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I have no interest in this book and therefore don‘t get the hype, and you‘ve just help confirm my thoughts on it. So thank you—this will help me to not be tempted. 3mo
catiewithac @Hooked_on_books I almost wish it was the story of 3 women labor organizers or illegal immigrants. It‘s just such a gratuitous read as it solely focused on sexual activity. 3mo
Hooked_on_books @catiewithac That‘s exactly why it didn‘t appeal. I‘d love to see an exploration of women from various paths including but not focusing exclusively on sexuality. It‘s good for us to read about women as whole people, not just the components. 3mo
britt_brooke On point review!! I‘m reading it now and feel exactly the same. 2mo
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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress | Robert A. Heinlein
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I LOVE book cover puzzles! This science fiction one was fun (and quick) to put together. My wife and I managed to solve it in a couple of hours and did some audio puzzling to American Predator. Books, books, and more books!!📚

catebutler This one looks amazing! 3mo
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Suicide Excepted | Cyril Hare
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Cyril Hare does a more than fair job of supplying me with Agatha Christie worthy golden age mysteries. His novels are authentically 20th century English with a dose of legal scholarship in the murders. In this novel a dour old Englishman is murdered in a country hotel. All the fellow guests are suspected but the killer is a real surprise! ☕️ ☠️ 🎩 🏨

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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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Penguin Random House apparently makes these adorable 100 piece book cover puzzles! I was sent this one in my July box from Page One book subscription. It‘s so cute! 😍🧩

wanderinglynn Super cute! 👍🏻 🧩 3mo
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Thanks for adding me to the #LitsyLove penpal chain! I look forward to hearing from other group members!

Here‘s my first round of letters saying hello!! 📬🤓👩‍⚕️

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VanChocStrawberry @Dragonfairykats

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yours went out this morning 💌❤️💗 4mo
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mvegabec I love your stamp!!💗👏👏 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Welcome to the group! You're gonna love it! ❤️❤️😊 4mo
UwannaPublishme Cool stamp! Welcome to the fun! 🤗💕 4mo
MaGoose Welcome to the group. Love the stamp. 4mo
iread2much I am super excited to have you as another pen pal! You read a lot of books I‘m really interested but haven‘t heard of 😄 4mo
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