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derr.liz

derr.liz

Joined December 2017

Read. Reflect. Repeat.
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The Escape Room by Megan Goldin
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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"There could only be a few winners and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones. How could you get angry at the ones who wanted to be in the game?"

#travelread

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Home made samosas and mango lassi for the office book club today. I loved following the personal journey of each character in this beautiful story.

"And let me always feel that this life is mine, experience it proudly, fully, and ever alive."

#upgloreads

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Haunting collection of short stories - Free with Amazon Prime!

#disordercollection #amazonoriginalstories #primereading #kindle

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Reading these beautifully strange stories was a lovely way to close out my time in South Korea.

“Teacher, I want to fly, but the ground keeps pulling me down.”

#travelread

Tonton Wow、 watching the championships live on Japanese TV this week! 4w
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A woman's story as told through the eyes of her husband, then her brother-in-law, then her sister. For me this was a story about feminism through subversion.

"Whether human, animal or plant, she could not be called a “person,” but then she wasn‘t exactly some feral creature either— more like a mysterious being with qualities of both."

#travelread

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"Ever since moving to North Korea, I‘d never felt truly alive; part of me had been walled off, silenced. After a while, I felt that that part of me had simply withered away like a limb that atrophies from lack of use."

#travelread

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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"The American dream has therefore become something much more closely resembling a nightmare, on the private, domestic, and international levels. Privately, we cannot stand our lives and dare not examine them; domestically, we take no responsibility for (and no pride in) what goes on in our country; and, internationally, for many millions of people, we are an unmitigated disaster."

1963 or 2019? ?

Christine 😣 2mo
scripturient-ink Baldwin is still so relevant, it's amazing (not in a very good way though ...). His *entire* work is currently being retranslated into German, that probably says it all. 2mo
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This moment of lunchtime sunshine with this sweet book was everything at the end of an intense work week 😅

#pridemonth 🏳️‍🌈

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💖 this book. 2mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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I loved the humor and heart with which this was written. I hope our society/world continues to progress toward greater acceptance of trans individuals of all ages.

#pridemonth 🏳️‍🌈

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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A trans girl - in a small town - in the south - in high school. Wow, what a journey! I've learned so much.

#pridemonth 🏳️‍🌈

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"Everyone goes through a period of traviamento—when we take, say, a different turn in life, the other via. Dante himself did. Some recover, some pretend to recover, some never come back, some chicken out before even starting, and some, for fear of taking any turns, find themselves leading the wrong life all life long.”

#pridemonth ?️‍?

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The Snow Gypsy | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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Returned from Spain and read another book set in Spain while attending a conference with a Spanish themed party 🇪🇸💃

#travelread

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The Lioness of Morocco | Julia Drosten
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Rooftop terrace = best reading spot in Marrakesh 🇲🇦

#travelread

Christine Lovely!! 3mo
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All This I Will Give to You | Dolores Redondo
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Enjoyed this Spanish thriller while visiting Barcelona! 🇪🇸

#travelread

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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"Suffering pain is what made you a woman. Most of the milestones in a woman's life were accompanied by pain, like her first time having sex or birthing a child. For men it was all orgasms and champagne."

#happymothersday

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Mem | Bethany C Morrow
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"I was cautious over the safety of a practice whose advertised purpose had changed too many times. Real people, it seemed, were less skeptical. They appeared always too trusting of easy pleasures."

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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"May your darkness be quiet and the light come sooner than you need."

#unlockthebinding #thebinding

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"So many memories and secrets, so many burdens. Every life has such weight. I don‘t know how anybody carries even one."

#kindle #travelread

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It was fun to read about Boston while in Boston, but this story did not transport me to 1908 and just felt lacking to me.

#travelread #primereading

saguarosally I‘ve done a bit of reading about Boston in Boston, but only in the dead of winter! 😁 4mo
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"All up and down the street the houses looked like any others—but inside them were people who might be happy, or taking refuge, or steeling themselves to go out into the world, searching for something better. So many lives she would never know about, unfolding behind those doors."

#travelread

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world."

#readblackauthors

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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What a window into a life experience at two extremes: from zero schooling to a Cambridge PhD -- yet, more than anything, this is a story about navigating family and personal identity.

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Three sisters embark on a pilgrimage to India upon their mother's dying wish. Each sister is hiding something from the others and the trip tests their values and relationships.

I felt that I got to know each sister so well thanks to great character development. This book was a good reminder that we don't always know the story behind why someone behaves the way they do. Though I didn't love it as much as ESFPW, still a pick!

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I adored this hilarious, mysterious, and feminist novel! It took me back to my adult ESL teaching days and many fond memories.

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Rapid Falls | Amber Cowie
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Normally I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to a solid thriller, but this one was too predicable for my taste. I was hoping for a more twisty ending, but it turned out to be exactly what was hinted at all along. 🤷‍♀️

#amazonfirstreads #kindle

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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"Every now and then, I dress my thoughts in the clothing of a poem. Try to figure out if my world changes once I set down these words."

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"We are nothing if not thorough in our deception of others."
☠️
#kindle

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A beautifully illustrated story with humor and heart that both children and adults can appreciate! 🐰💙🐰

*Now on sale for $1.20 on #kindle

Stephaniereads1 I love John Oliver 5mo
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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"Sometimes leaving was also a direction, the only one remaining." ?

#kindle #travelread

Pricel101 Looking forward to your review! 📖🔥 5mo
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Life of Captain Marvel | Margaret Stohl
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Last of my #captainmarvel readathon, this one was more of a personal story where we get to know her family. I'm ready for the movie now! 🦸🤓📚🎥

#kindle #primereading

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Captain Marvel, Volume 2: Civil War II | Christos Gage, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Ruth Gage
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Love seeing/reading #captainmarvel flanked by two of my favorites: #msmarvel and #blackpanther ⚡🦸💪

#kindle #primereading

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Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Rise of Alpha Flight | Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas
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The linguistics major in me got a kick out of this 😂🤓🦸

#captainmarvel #kindle #primereading

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Captain Marvel Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More | Kelly Sue DeConnick, Marvel Comics
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#captainmarvel goes to space 🚀🦸

Curious to see which storylines are used for the movie 🎥

#kindle #primereading

RJHowe Looking forward to the movie as well. Really hoping they do justice to the original Mar Vell 6mo
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Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Down | Kelly Sue DeConnick, Christopher Sebela
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Still taking advantage of several free #captainmarvel graphic novels on #kindle #primereading 🦸

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Reading up on Captain Marvel before the movie release. This one took a twist I wasn't expecting!🦸

#kindle #primereading #captainmarvel

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"It‘s sad, isn‘t it? So many of our leaders are weak, and choose to take power from others rather than build strength in themselves. And then, having laid claim to what they have not earned, they wonder why everything around them spirals into chaos."

#blackhistorymonth #blackfuturemonth #readblackauthors

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At first, all I could think about was how much I wanted to set up Don and Eleanor Oliphant! ☺️

BridgetteM Oh wow! They would make an interesting couple! 😂 6mo
derr.liz @BridgetteM I honestly thought she'd meet many of the criteria in his questionnaire! Haha 6mo
BridgetteM @derr.liz That questionnaire was amazing. I still get a good chuckle thinking about it. 6mo
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❤️ A beautiful, astounding collection of stories.

#valentinesday #blackhistorymonth #readblackauthors

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This was a heartbreaker. All we want is to protect those we love...

#blackhistorymonth #readblackauthors

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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"I thought about how you're shaped so much by the people who surround you, and how careful you have to be in choosing them for this exact reason, and then I thought, despite all that, in the end maybe you have to lose them all in order to truly find yourself."

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"Should I make myself over from the inside out, or work from the outside in?"

"If I'm ever unsure as to the correct course of action, I'll think, 'What would a ferret do?' or, 'How would a salamander respond to this situation?' Invariably, I find the right answer."

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Don't be fooled by the animals, this is some scathing social commentary! 🙈

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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For me, this was a challenging but ultimately rewarding read.

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The Refugees | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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I highly recommend this book of beautifully written stories with a timely message! To support newcomers working to re-enter their professional careers in the U.S., check out upwardlyglobal.org

#nowall

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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This was a ticking time bomb of drama. 💣

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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"She was certain that the dreams entered through her growing ear, that they latched onto the sizzling sounds of fried things in the daytime and lodged themselves in her mind at night, and so she slept flat-backed to let them through."

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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"Ah! How many worlds there are contained upon the earth, and how many will she pass through before she reaches the next?" ?‍♀️

#kindle #travelread

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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"As for the good things, as for safety, comfort, love—Less found himself smashing them to bits. Perhaps he did not know what he was doing; perhaps it was a kind of madness. But perhaps he did know. Perhaps he was burning down a house in which he no longer wanted to live."

#kindle #travelread

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