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erincp

Joined March 2016

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Doing what it sets out to do, this book provides a history of the women who unknowing enriched uranium for the first atomic bombs in a secret rural pop-up town.

Following a few women from beginning to end, the history becomes personal while the author remains objective.

My take away from this is an anger and sadness at a culture that fordbids questions.
This is how terrible things are done: secretly and with unquestioning complicity.

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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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Beautifully written.

I love fiction for letting me briefly live a life that doesn't intersect with my mid-west experience, so I appreciated the insight into the Caribbean.

A novel about starting over and moving forward, it reads as both personal for the characters and biographical of the region.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I haven't read last month's pick yet, but already excited to get this one! 🙊#botm #bookofthemonthclub
Isaac Fitzgerald sold it pretty hard on the Today show, which is a pretty solid endorsement.

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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I had a hard time keeping reading momentum for the first third of this book, but then it warped into something more experimental and wonderful.

Having spent a few weeks in California this summer, I was delighted at the references to places I've recently been. (Such a Joshua Tree - pictured, and Yosemite.)

It gets weird, and that's when it really gets good.

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The selection of travel books for England at the library heavily imply that London is the most visit-worthy place in the country.

#London #travel #uapl

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The Gloaming | Melanie Finn
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Picked up some books from Two Dollar Radio and Bookspace Columbus at Independents' Day.
That's six books in this week and zero out. 🙊📚💗😁
#twodollarradio #bookspace

OffTheBeatenShelf.com Something told me you'd be on Litsy! 🤗 3y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Stopped at the library intending to pick up a few options for one my last #bookriotchallenge categories. (Read a book published in the decade you were born. This task has been a bit of a struggle. Apparently the 80's were not a shining decade for literature.)
The challenge will continue, though, because I grabbed these two beauties from the New Fiction area instead. #newfiction #library #uapl #bookriot

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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Heading to Joshua Tree tomorrow. Perfect time to start a book set in a drought-y California. (Reading books set in the place I'm going or am at is one of my favorite things.) #bibliotravel #desertvibes

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Incredibly compelling, this novel reads like a movie. (Maybe because I already knew that the author has done screenplays before.)

Full of unlikable characters and unlikable actions, the rompy plot and rotating perspectives keep you plunging forward to inevitable catastrophe.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I was super pumped to find this in a #littlefreelibrary last weekend.
Octavia Butler has been on my list for a few months. I actually didn't love her writing style, but the time-travel historical science fiction concept won me over. #freelittlelibrary

moranadatter Nice! That's the edition I first read. 3y
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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I admit that I doubted you, Book of the Month wine koozie, but you proved me wrong. You are stretchy enough to fit over the bottom of a wine glass, as long as I choose the smallest one I own. Bless you.
#botm #bookofthemonth #swag

Looking forward to starting my first #botm pick next! #siracusa

Also, September picks were really, really good.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Inspired by the young women of the Manson Family, The Girls explores how compelling the need for love can be in adolescent girls. In this novel, the murders are the background and the focus is on Evie, a privileged girl extra desperate for love in the wake of her parent's divorce. Evie is drawn to one particular girl in the Family and will do nearly anything for her love.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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TFW someone busts your car window on Saturday and steals your Kindle and your sweet and generous friends ship you a new one for Wednesday. 💜💜📚📚😭
#dreamboats #kindle #ebooks #imsolucky #theyrethenicest #generosity #seriouslyicouldcry

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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Super pumped about this! I brought my Kindle to read outside today, but the glare is killing me. So I'm borrowing! 😄😄😄📚📚 #littlefreelibrary #library

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the monkey wrench gang | Edward Abbey
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I was so prepared to love this. There are some bright, thoughtful, and silly moments that I appreciated, but the sexism and racism were unexpected and really killed it for me.

But also, we should stop valuing money over the environment. Who cares how much money you have if you have to live in a wasteland? #shortsightednesskills

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Read by the Author is always my preference.

This isn't your typical memoir-ish comedy book. Aziz teamed up with social researchers to look into love and dating today. Aziz is one of my favorites for being funny, being feminist, confronting racism, and being smart about it all.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

MrBook This book has such a beautiful cover. When I get it, it's going on the coffeetable 😊👌🏻. 3y
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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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The introduction of frailty in a parent...it should, perhaps, be introduced right away, so the shock is not so great later. We are better when we expect tragedy, calamity, chaos.

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LOVE.
Krakauer always does obsessive (which is to say, appropriate) amounts of research and this is no exception. He weaves a compelling narrative of specific events that leave you questioning the larger picture.

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