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Itchyfeetreader

Joined January 2017

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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
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So #bfc has not quite worked for me this week - work took over and I have done over 70 hours. however I still managed home made food and active hours which I am pleased with. My plan tomorrow is to hang out in my newly created reading spot and treat myself to some much needed tlc! @Mitch @wanderinglynn

Mitch Oh wow - that sofa looks amazingly comfy. Enjoy the very well deserved rest 😘 3d
wanderinglynn What a lovely reading spot! ❤️ Definitely take some time for some self-care & rest. Adapt your goals if needed. We‘re here for you. ☺️ 3d
RachelO That looks wonderfully cosy! Take it easy, Jo! 3d
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Soubhiville Love that chair! Enjoy some down time! 3d
Blaire Enjoy your relaxation! Well-deserved after that work week. 3d
sudi You deserve some rest after that work week, and that spot looks perfect for relaxing💖 . Enjoy 😎 3d
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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#bfc update @Mitch @wanderinglynn I managed everything this week and over exceeding on active hours and books! I may get this one finished tonight - so far it‘s making me feel a bit breathless, it needs shorter sentences

Mitch Super star 👏🏼🥳👏🏼🥳👏🏼🥳👏🏼🥳👏🏼🥳 1w
Ash.on.the.line Great job!!! 👏🏼👏🏼 1w
wanderinglynn w00t! Fantastic week! 🙌🏻 1w
sudi 👏👏👏 1w
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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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So objectively this was not a good book. In fact it was prett bad - as a thriller the attempts to create intrigue were transparent and as a police procedural it really needed police who followed some sort of procedure. And yet.... I stayed up late to finish it and really liked the characters. I‘d probably give another of the series a go if only to check in and see how they get on !

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Faulkner House Books | New Orleans, LA (Bookstore)
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My #letstraveljuly #neworleans is not a book but a bookshop. This place is packed full of history as well as awesome books. I headed home with a handful of local authors after a lovely long chat with the team there. I would have posted if I were at home and could snap my shelves!) @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (despite 2 trips to New Orleans this appears to be the only non person photo I have on my phone!)

OriginalCyn620 😊📚❤️ 2w
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Well this is a great read so far - but sorry I am heading out today as I could happily keep on reading ! #bfg hit everything except my steps but am pleased to have thrashed the active in work one - maybe the fulls set be next week! @wanderinglynn @Mitch huge shout out to my little team the support and chat has been great 👍🏻

RachelO The ‘Active at work‘ one is SO difficult! Great going! And isn‘t the book fascinating? I‘ve put mine to one side for a little because it was making me too 😡, but just unbelievable! 2w
Crazeedi You did great!!👏👏 2w
sudi Great job 👏👏👏. I've wanted to read this book for a while but haven't had the chance. I'll definitely have to check the ebook. 2w
wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 2w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2w
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Lonely Planet Italy | Lonely Planet
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Enjoyed this piece of street art in the Italian town of Bra today - confess its so hot we have retreated back into our air con with books until early evening ! Putting down my current read to get ready might be tough - it‘s captivated me so far

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Well then. So many thoughts! (Skipping right past the weird lack of punctuation) I think she nailed the almost desperation and pedestal placing we can do with our first loves. However ultimately I found this unsatisfying - relationships and characters cycle vs grow and the flat storytelling loses its interest after the first half. Moving, I felt for the characters but was not invested in their story

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Take 2 at reviewing this fab little collection of lectures. Mary Beard is succinct yet knowledgable. Loved the first chapter which touched on some sociolinguistics as well as drawing on feminist thinking, classical history and modern politics. Thanks for sending this one @jenniferw88

jenniferw88 Glad you enjoyed it more than me! 3w
Itchyfeetreader There was a moment in time where I nearly studied socio linguistics. My A level project was transcribing and reviewing the way a group of 10 year old boys and girls spoke when working on a school art project together. It was fascinating to see how hey were starting to develop gendered language structure, styles etc. This talked a bit to that for me!! The path not taken! 3w
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@Mitch @ErinSueGreads @MicrobeMom @phatsallylee @blair @Blaire @wanderinglynn here goes #bfc round 2. My aim is to be more thoughtful this time and more consciously active - I work at a desk and can easily go five hours without moving ... not for the next 6 weeks!! Here we go!!

LazyOwl I hsve the same struggles working at a desk. Good luck 🍀 3w
RachelO Good luck! It‘s a tricky one, but so important- you can do it! 3w
sudi Good Luck 🍀, you can do it 😊👍 3w
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Mitch We're with you'll the way xxx 3w
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 3w
MicrobeMom You got this!!! 3w
Itchyfeetreader @RachelO @sudi @mitch @wanderinglynn @microbemom thanks so much. Day 1 was a wash but day 2 v positive!! 3w
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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I went in knowing almost nothing and I am glad I did. I really enjoyed this split timeline mystery even if it bears a little creepier then my usual. Cleverly written and enjoyable thanks Helen for a fab birthday gift! @squirrelbrain

TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 4w
squirrelbrain Glad you enjoyed it! 😁👍❤️ 4w
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I held off opening my #summersantagoespostal from the lovely @jenniferw88 because I ddI another 15 hour day but also because I was rubbish and I know @kaysworld1 is not getting hers until today! Any way I have been spoiled written with lots of lovely treats and great looking books. Jenny I particularly love the coasters as I just bought new tables! Thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organising and sorry that life got on top of me this month!

kaysworld1 I got mine this morning but I'm at work so I'll open later x 4w
RachelO How lovely- there are some good reads in there! 4w
squirrelbrain Lovely parcel! ❤️ 4w
jenniferw88 Glad you like everything. Feel free to do whatever with the postcards - I meant to address them but forgot! 4w
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@WanderingBookaneer @kaysworld1 I am so incredibly sorry I have not got your summer Santa in the post - I have had a terrible couple of weeeks and had half of it in work and half at home. I finally got it all to work today but then failed to get to the post office. This will absolutely go tomorrow but I am sorry you will miss opening day. I feel awful !

kaysworld1 It's ok. Did you get both of my parcel's? 4w
Itchyfeetreader You are too kind thanks - you‘ll have a fun Saturday I promise! Re parcels not until last night but I am not home yet (4th 13 hour day this week) will check when I get in 4w
kaysworld1 @Itchyfeetreader hahaha I've just got you mixed up with @squirrelbrain 🤦 silly me, I blame the weather! 😆 4w
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Hope for the Best | Jodi Taylor
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These are a total guilty pleasure but I do so enjoy. This one with visits to Tudor England (but not as we know it) as well as Kush and back to dinosaur times was more upbeat than number 9. A solid 3.5 for me (apologies for blurred photo train home is v bouncy!)

umbrellagirl I just love this series. 1mo
jenniferw88 Hi, a bit random but has your #summersantagoespostal package arrived from me yet?! 4w
Itchyfeetreader It ha indeed @jenniferw88 apologies it arrived while I was away over the weekend or Monday I think! 4w
jenniferw88 @Itchyfeetreader 😁 that's a relief! 4w
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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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So I am standing on a train going somewhere I don‘t want to go in the vague hope that it will let me get to where I do which is home to see my dad for Father‘s Day! I hate trains I have terrible luck with them

squirrelbrain Uuurgh, British trains! Those snacks are 😋 though! 1mo
Itchyfeetreader @squirrelbrain they were 💯 and I got here in the end!! 1mo
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It‘s taken me some time to finish this but really glad Indod. The author does a great job weaving his personal story and perspective into an impeccably researches historical and social review of race and class in the UK. I found the chapter putting the abolition of the slave trade into broader context particularly interesting although his thoughts on education were also excellent ⬇️ #bfc @wanderinglynn

Itchyfeetreader #bookfitnesschallenge hit packed lunch and book goals And managed to get for 1 swim. Missed my step count BUT did also forget my Fitbit last Friday so pretty close 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 1mo
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So it transpires when a little birthday tipsy I hit eBay .. this is one of four arriving this week :-) #notsorry. I have a year to my fortieth. By my fiftieth I will read the entire Brent dyer output !

Mitch I like your style! 1mo
mabell Ha how fun 😄 And cute cover! 1mo
wanderinglynn Excellent goal! 🙌🏻 1mo
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CarolynM I love the Chalet School but I've not read this one. 1mo
LeahBergen OMG! I so want this. Yay, you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Itchyfeetreader @wanderinglynn acheiveable dreams right? @carolynm I love her books even though they have not aged well @leahbergen thanks 1mo
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How lucky have I been? Thank you to the fab ladies of #jbuk I have been v spoiled. @TrishB @youneverarrived @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @Caroline2 @kaysworld1 I have a fair chunk of family staying for the weekend which is lovely

Cathythoughts Happy Birthday!! Have a lovely day ! Look at all those great books 😁👍🏻♥️ 1mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! A Little Life....best gift ever! 1mo
kaysworld1 Happy birthday Hun 🎂💐 1mo
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TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 have a fab day 🍰🥂 1mo
squirrelbrain Hope you‘re having a fabulous day! 🎉😘❤️🍰 1mo
Chrissyreadit Happy birthday!!! 1mo
Birdsong28 Happy birthday 🎉🎊📚📖 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday! 1mo
Crazeedi A little sprinkling of fairy🧚‍♀️ dust on your birthday! May all your wishes come true!🎶🎉💐 1mo
jenniferw88 Happy birthday! 1mo
youneverarrived Happy Birthday have a great day 🥂💕 1mo
Caroline2 Happy birthday 🥳 🎂 1mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎂🎁🎈🎊🎉 📖😋 1mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 1mo
UwannaPublishme Have a fun and fab birthday! 🎉🎁🎂 1mo
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@RachelO thanks for the tag #wonderouswednesday @Eggs 1. No not really, as a small child a family friend called me princess of the frozen north which always confused me. Thankfully he stopped somewhere in my late teens! 2. Tagged 3. Not really. I try and stay spoiler free though 4. Not as important as content but I am drawn to some of the so beautiful ones now

RachelO Ha! Wondered what on earth that was when the book title popped up on my phone 😂😂 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 1mo
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Trespasser | Tana French
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That‘s all six down then. Ages since I have forged on a series. This felt weaker than earlier outings and the protagonist is harder to like than some of the others but altogether well written. (In #fbc news I have walked miles around the office today but forgot my Fitbit!) May manually add what my phone says !

LiteraryinLititz Which of the series do you remember really liking? I read a few (definitely The Likeness and 1-2 others) but decided to just pick and choose which of the others I would read. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Ok, Broken Harbour and In the Woods were the other 2. I had to look it up. ☺️ 1mo
Itchyfeetreader I really liked secret places for the intensity of female teenage friendship she captured @LiteraryinLititz (edited) 1mo
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Failing Forward | John C. Maxwell

So #fbc did go quite right again this week! I finished my 1 book, did my 70k steps albeit in a slightly odd way and managed pokes lunches but jo gym or swim. I still need to be a better planner on this one @wanderinglynn

julesG Now I'm curious as to how you managed your 70k steps. 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @jukes nothing too weird but in Essence I am only making it because of longer weekend walks so I vary between 6k some days at work and then 16k on a Saturday. My aim was to be more generally active so it‘s useful to really stop and think 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 2mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Excellent week 3! 2mo
RachelO It‘s so difficult to keep anything like consistent when work gets in the way! Good luck! 1mo
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All My Sons | Arthur Miller
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So this week in #bfc @wanderinglynn I managed to hit my books, swimming and home lunch target but a day working at home but me under my steps at only 64k ! bUT came out stronger with a lovely walk through central London‘s last night after seeing the fabulous All My Sons at the Old Vic

Moray_Reads I'll always be completely in love with St Paul's 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @Moray_Reads it was absolutely spectacular last night. 2mo
DivineDiana Beautiful photographs! 👏🏻🚶‍♀️👍🏻 2mo
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Chrissyreadit Wow! Your photos are beautiful. 2mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic photos 😺 2mo
wanderinglynn Wow! Fantastic photos! And a great week 2! Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
CarolynM 😍Gorgeous! And a great play, too. 2mo
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I really enjoyed this one. It‘s creepy and twisty enough for anyone who loves mysteries but also kind of heart breaking. I enjoyed the police officer narrating this sorry and the moral ambiguity was great. Off to find number 5!

Cathythoughts Great review! I must get back to her , I‘ve read the first 3 , I think. ♥️👍🏻 2mo
vivastory This is one of my favorites by her 2mo
RachelO You‘ve convinced me I‘ll have to try her one of these days... 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @cathyreviews thank you! It‘s taken me a while to get into her style but I am enjoying this series ! @vivastory agreed favourite so far. 2mo
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My consumption of the Dublin murder squad continues. Don‘t judge me for the wine it‘s been that sort of a Monday! (And for #BFC I did my swim this morning and took packed lunch to work so not a total wipeout!)

LapReader There was no way I was having an alcohol free day on my Monday evening either. #BFC or not. 2mo
CouronneDhiver ⬆️ I concur. Lol 2mo
BookwormAHN As do I ⬆️ 2mo
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Julsmarshall Wine is in my near future! And I love this series! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @LapReader @CouronneDhiver @bookwormAHN @Julsmarshall thanks all - had a rather lovely night even if I read too long ! Hope you enjoyed your drink and book this odd Monday evening! (edited) 2mo
Bookwormjillk Wine is healthy isn‘t it?? 2mo
dariazeoli Red wine is good for the heart... let‘s all agree it counts towards your fitness goals 😁 2mo
Caterina Looks like a great evening. ❤ You got a swim in, you're good! 👍 2mo
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So I do not quite hit my goals although there were some special@circumstances! BUT I do think being in this challenge had me thinking more about walking and exercise wh in is partially the aim! @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn You had a great first week! 🙌🏻 I didn‘t meet all my goals either, but that‘s okay. More to aim for this week. 👍🏻 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @wanderinglynn thanks I think the thing I am grateful for is this for me out and walking whilst away with work vs sitting in a hotel room . So I also got to see more of the city! Win win! Thanks again for arranging 2mo
LapReader You are so right. Fitness is more of a focus in my life because of this challenge too. Enjoy this week to come. 2mo
BookwormAHN Nice first week, especially since you were out of town 👏🏻 2mo
TheSpineView Great start! Keep up the good work! 2mo
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Okay so the premise of this novel is absolute nonsense AND YET i enjoyed it immeasurably! I Am going to binge this series I think! In other news thanks to an early night and bath I have hit my one book for the week target and thanks to a long walk to the office here in Madrid and back I have also hit my #bfc step for the day!

LiteraryinLititz I have only read a few of Tana French and not all in order, but I remember The Likeness as eerie in a good way! 2mo
Bookwormjillk I‘ve never read Tana French. Great job on the walk! 2mo
RaimeyGallant There's a series based on her books coming out. :) 2mo
Caterina Good job finishing a book and meeting your step goal! 👍 2mo
Kaye ✨🌟✨ 2mo
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El Retiro | Mark Edwards
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In Madrid for a few days with work so got a lovely walk through the park with a stop off at the rose garden with my book! Smashed my daily goal for #BFC feeling pretty proud of myself!

cobwebmoth Nice! 2mo
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 2mo
mabell It is a beautiful park! It‘s been over 15 years since I‘ve been there - time to return! 😍 2mo
UwannaPublishme Beautiful photos! 😍 2mo
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In the Woods | Tana French
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I think I enjoyed this. An unusually reflective, verbose and I think decidedly unreliable police officer as the narrator had me hooked once I pushed through the style as did the mystery within a mystery. I guess I am just left a bit unsatisfied with closure. For those of you who have was the series will I ever get that closure and if so how many do I need to read please?

jenniferw88 I don't know which book it is, but you don't have to read in order as each book has a different lead. 2mo
mcipher No closure that I‘ve discovered so far - they don‘t really build on each other that much. But I thought about this one for a long time after I finished it! 2mo
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I loved this book. A part of parallel story lines has a now 85 year old US based art professor reflecting on her experiences in Warsaw during the war as her grandson is targeted as part of an attempt to legislate gay teachers out of jobs. The story is a strong warning from history and a powerful immigrant story. This I think will be a rare 5 out of 5 for me.

TrishB This looks great - stacked👍🏻 2mo
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I had been debating joining in the fitness challenge and have decided that it‘s exactly what I need to follow on from a holiday reset, try and both stop working ALL the time and inspire me to get moving after 9 days all inclusive!! @wanderinglynn thanks so much for organising - this seems to have turned into a bit of a hit!

wanderinglynn Yay 🙌🏻 great goals! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great goals! I like the home-prepped lunches one - it‘s so easy not to bother...! 🥪 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @squirrelbrain it‘s one of those things that is first to go when I am busy and bad things always result! So fingers crossed! 2mo
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This is undoubtedly an important book - the author brings decades of clinical and social research into conscious and unconcious racial bias with a specific focus on criminal justice and education. She writes well and carefully explains a huge number of studies into the topic as well as explaining their significance. She does so without judgement whilst explaining some of the clinical as well as social with I found fascinating. ⬇️⬇️

Itchyfeetreader My only criticism is that at times it felt a little disjointed, however I learned a great deal and the chapters especially on education will stay with me especially when paired with some of my take always about data gaps from invisible women which I finished earlier in the week. 2mo
laurenslibrary I've been into all of these kind of books lately! Thanks for turning me on to a new one! 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @LaurensLibrary more than welcome - it‘s definitely worth reading. The author is hugely experienced and paints a really clear picture. We have been talking a lot about unconscious bias at work so her thoughts on training programmes on this topic were also incredibly timely for me 2mo
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Old Baggage | Lissa Evans
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So to be clear nothing really happens in this book however for me it‘s a pick. The language is reminiscent of my much loved girls school stories and the characters are a delight. There is an underlying message here about social change not being ‘done‘ after one big win ether for society or the people who enable the change. I will be seeking out more of Lisa Evans books.

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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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Disappointing - the historical element is good as is the telling of a more diverse sense of early Stewart history BUT the magical elements were confused and not fleshed out. I am also confused about the reinterpretation of the religious issues of the day which were decidedly lacking in subtlety. However claiming as over 300 page and a blue cover for #maymadness and #mayscavengerhunt @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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fascinating and infuriating! Perez takes you through a relentless summary of the ways in which the world treats male as the standard & female (if considered) an aberration. From office temps, city planning, politics and car safety through to a genuinely heartbreaking chapter on the medical industry this book warns us of the risks when women are excluded from data and how that risk accelerates as we become more automated. go read this now! ⬇️⬇️

Itchyfeetreader I am stretching a little here but this book includes details about how crash test dummies don‘t have to be female and often when companies say they test on female they mean a smaller male model. Ie it does not consider a woman‘s different physiology. As such cars sold as super safe may not actually be for a woman in the driver seat. So #maymoviemagic #behindthewheel @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant 2mo
TimSpalding Does it go into machine-learning issues, or is it mostly other statistical problems? 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @TimSpalding neither really it really focuses more on the myriad of places where bias exists and she touches on the risks inherent in coding those into the system — eg where an all women‘s university receives negative scoring in automated CV review. It‘s really a focus on the need for disaggregated gender data across all facets of life (did you know most medical testing on mice only uses male mice for example) 2mo
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TimSpalding @Itchyfeetreader Sounds like an interesting, worthy topic. There's a lot of buzz going on now about bias in machine learning—sex, but also race, class, etc. The trick is that you can in theory find, disentangle, invalidate or redo the sorts of data you're talking about. But ML systems are black boxes. Once you give them data, you don't know how they're working. So it's easy to bake biased data in, and not be aware of it or see what it's doing! 2mo
gradcat I am so disgusted, and full-up-to-my-eyebrows with this subject...and it seems like there will be no progress on these issues until people wake the f$&# up. I‘m reading the tagged book (granted, this is a teen-aged subset), and some of these surveys show that people think women have MORE rights than men, and are thus privileged. What kind of crazy backwards world are we living in? I know med school studies are notorious for this kind of bias. 🤯 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @gradcat what I think this author does really well is not get into the social elements of it. She does not presume to root cause but rather just keeps hammering home all the actual data driven examples, many of which sadly are about women being put in actual danger. There were so many examples in this book that felt solvable with only a little consideration or thought and I hope books like this help start move the dial. 2mo
rohit-sawant This reminds me of an interview I heard on The Filmstruck Podcast a while back where Kirby Dick talked about his documentary The Bleeding Edge and, among other things, mentioned similar problems about most test subjects for medical devices being male. Adding this to my TBR. 2mo
gradcat @Itchyfeetreader Sorry I jumped on my soapbox, but you‘re so right when you speak of some of the “solveabilty” of these issues. But meanwhile, it seems like very basic problems are just ignored or glossed by most of the population. I‘m glad you posted this book...we need more books like this one! 2mo
Cinfhen Wow! So fascinating 2mo
Itchyfeetreader @gradcat not at all! This book has me building a permanent soapbox! My husband just starting reading it and it‘s fascinating watch him be confronted with it. 2mo
TrishB It‘s on my pile ready!! May be very soon now. 2mo
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Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Pleased to be able to race through the last two in this series whilst away. Elegantly plotted with plenty of inter connecting characters and storylines this kept my attention right to the bitter end. Also works for a number of the #maymadness #mayacavengerhunt prompts !

Clwojick ♥️ 3mo
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Thanks for the tag @jenniferw88 hope you are well #wonderouswednesday 1. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy 2. little Women (once a year without fail) 3. Badly! LibraryThing is most complete long term view but good reads in the last couple of months. I then sporadically update! 4. Playing around with the Hipstamatic app last night! 5 jump on in anyone who would like !!

Eggs Gorgeous photo 🤗 3mo
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Broken Promise: A Thriller | Linwood Barclay
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This was a #blameitonlitsy although really it should be #thankslitsy And more specifically thanksyou @Andrew65 totally forgotten how much I used to enjoy Linwood Barclay novels and this is a cracker. Great small town politics, a horrific crime and enough unsavoury folks to have you casting around for the guilty party. Off to pick up part two because what is a holiday for if not binge reading!

Andrew65 Great to hear you enjoyed it. 😊👍 Book 2 and 3 in the trilogy only get better. I strongly recommend not leaving much of a gap between the books as there are ongoing threads and characters across all three books. Enjoy. (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Enjoy your holiday and I agree, just had two weeks holiday and it turned into a read fest! 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @andrew65 thanks I have making good inroads on book 2. When we travel we mostly tour but this time we are sitting doing nothing in a resort and it‘s giving me excellent reading time here in the shade ! 3mo
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I downloaded this months ago on a whim, then last weekend took the in-laws to see Come from Away & realised it was the same true story. This was a quick non fiction read full of heart - the author does a great job of painting the kindness of the townsfolk, the pain of those days & brining some of the stories of the nearly 7000 passengers diverted to Gander to vivid life. Post theatre we were entertained to hear my husband had been!! His 📸

Ncostell I‘m going to see Come From Away this weekend having read the book already. Can‘t wait! 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @ncostell Enjoy - I liked it more than I thought I would. It‘s quietly charming and some of the songs totally stick! (edited) 3mo
Melissa_J I loved this book and the play! 3mo
Nebklvr What great folks! 3mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I enjoyed but didn‘t love this. Comparisons with Elinor Oliohant are to be expected and I found Susan somewhat less charming overall. Yes she is socially withdrawn & isolated but this is a carefully cultivated choice. She shows a distinct lack of empathy and whilst I was pleased to see her female friendship develop she is still decidedly judgey. Pleased for her but not necessarily routing for her by the end. #anglophileapril #ownerofalonelyheart

Itchyfeetreader Cactus because I am not sure how many photo of my kindle I can post. Cactus taken in Joshua tree a few years ago. Side note cactus metaphor in the book was about as subtle as a hammer to crack a nut 3mo
Mdargusch I loved Elinor and she of course came to mind for this prompt. This book sounds a little darker. 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @Mdargusch I may have not sold it well! I would say Susan felt more deliberate than Elinor 3mo
Reviewsbylola The Elinor slant has me very interested in this. 3mo
emilyhaldi I agree Susan isn't nearly as charming as Eleanor but I still loved this one ❤️ 3mo
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This was not quite what I expected. The thriller elements were interesting and twisty although I did get most of them. The main character was an extreme example of self distraction to the point that is was hard to empathise. It also finished abruptly and was a little too nicely tied up for me. A quick holiday read

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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greetings from Miami where I am on a layover on my way to a much needed holiday! Just watched the film on a plane and am reminded anew about what a powerful, nuanced and multi dimensional story this is. As ever the book, with richer back stories and a more complex narrative wins but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the story had been translated and was blown away by the acting in this one. Enough to insist my husband watched it too!

CarolynM Safe travels. Enjoy your holiday. 3mo
Kaylamburson I just watched this on a plane, too, and was trying hard not to let my neighbors get soaked in tears. I personally think the movie illustrated the message much stronger than the book did. 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @Kaylamburson as I explained the bits missing to my husband he said the same thing!! 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Almost no time to read this week means this has taken me longer than I would have liked. Wonderful storytelling with just the right mix fo characterisation, mystery, history and with a sniff of magic /other that has me hooked to the very end.

mom2bugnbee I love Setterfield! Can't wait for this one. 3mo
xxjenadanxx This is such a pretty cover! 3mo
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Not my favourite of Moriaty‘s but good for #anglophileapril #everybreatheyoutake

Mdargusch I have not read this yet! I love her writing! 💗 3mo
darklydreaming I love her writing too! Some of her books are better than others. Haven‘t read this one yet though! 3mo
Cinfhen Haven‘t read this book. I do think her earlier books are better than her last 2 😖 3mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read this one. Her books are good but not great for me. 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Dear litsy I have a confession... I am horribly hungover! Plans for the day have been dismissed and I won‘t be moving very far from here (I may also embrace the restorative power of an afternoon nap)

TrishB We‘ll speak quietly. ❤️ 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! Take care of yourself today. 😋 3mo
Bklover ❤️❤️❤️🤫 3mo
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CouronneDhiver 😂 I‘m sure most of us have been there before... rest up. 3mo
Cinfhen Hope last night was memorable 😉 3mo
cathysaid 😂😂😂 Once I passed 40, my ability to “hang” seems to be decreasing. 3mo
squirrelbrain @trishb 🤣🤣 (Good book though...) 3mo
TheLibrarian As long as you had fun!! But hangovers are terrible and hopefully you‘ll start feeling better soon. 3mo
BookwormM I have just woken from my afternoon nap 🤣🤣🤣no hangover just living the spoonie life 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @trish it‘s appreciated !! @cinfhen embarrassingly a quiet night in with an old friend !! @cathysaid I turn 39 this year and think I might be there already!! 3mo
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Not my usual kind of a book but I really enjoyed this rich YA fantasy book. The relationship between the 2 main protagonists is incredibly toxic to the extent that I would probably have put the book down if a contemporary novel. However in this world with their deep backstories I was able to read through. A story about power, trust and relationships when the people who should love and care for you are manipulating and power hungry.

Slajaunie This was a good story. Did you read the gist book? 3mo
Itchyfeetreader @Slajaunie yes I did I preferred this one I think. I liked the world building much more 3mo
Velvetfur Wow, that's a fantastic cover! 3mo
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This is a unique way of telling an autobiography. Each (non chronological) chapter reflects on a near death experience of the author and are beautifully written. I was incredibly moved by the story of two of her children and her fertility issues as well as a childhood case of encephalitis in particular. This really moved me and at times resonates strongly

charl08 Great book! 3mo
Reagan-reads I loooved this book. 3mo
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Heart Sick | Chelsea Cain
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I really liked this series featuring that rarity of things - a female serial killer. “She'll take your heart but you won't feel it” #easylover #anglophileapril @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Mdargusch

Cinfhen Ha!!! I went with a female serial killer , too!!!! #GreatMindsThinkAlike 👯‍♀️ 3mo
Cinfhen This book sounds good!!! 3mo
Cinfhen @TrishB another series!!!! But this one sounds really twisted....have you read it??? 3mo
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Itchyfeetreader @Cinfhen I binged the series on kindle a few years ago on holiday but remember enjoying ! 3mo
Mdargusch My kind of book! Stacking. 3mo
emilyhaldi I don't know if I can read books about kidnapping & torture and this one 😖 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen stacked 👍🏻😁 3mo
Reviewsbylola Oooooh sounds good! 3mo
gradcat Oh yes, I remember this one very well. My nephew & I were reading it at the same time (that rarely ever happened), and we both loved it (wonder of wonders?)! By the way, I seem to remember reading something about a tv series featuring her books? (edited) 3mo
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Blood Oath | Linda Fairstein
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What felt a bit like a return to form on this, Cooper‘s 20th outing. Less@personal nonsense and a good solid case or two rooted firmly in #metoo territory. I respect Fairsteins‘s background in working with victims of violent crime and sexual assault and I think she always covers the crimes with compassion vs titilation. This lived up to that!

MicheleinPhilly There are 20 books in this series?? 😮 3mo
Itchyfeetreader Yup they have a slightly weird chronology now but if you skip past that then all good! @MicheleinPhilly (edited) 3mo
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I am still reading this one - it‘s ages since I have read something so slowly but the power of the data and the stories contained to drive me to frustration / rage / sadness means I have been eking it out. It‘s all the more powerful for the factual non interpretive tone. I‘m not even half way in but the desire to DO something on reading is massive

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Greeting from sunny Munich where I can currently hear the glockenspiel playing from my open window! Really enjoying this one, but have highlighted half the book!

Velvetfur Oohh Munich! I'd love to go there! Have a great time, send us pictures! 😁 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @velvetfur here for work but hopefully have time this afternoon for a quick walk. It‘s my fourth visit but the first time I have Ben morning the office and it‘s been light and not raining 4mo
Velvetfur @Itchyfeetreader Oh that's great that you get to travel for work! Yes hopefully you can get time for a walk this afternoon 👍 4mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve been to Munich... ♥️♥️♥️love it there ! Enjoy 4mo
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The Secrets of Ivy Garden | Catherine Ferguson
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There is truly a time for every book. I‘m tired, stressed and a bit run down. This book from @kaysworld1 was like a lovely warm cosy hug and just what the doctor ordered. Gentle & kind

RadicalReader What a wonderfully titled book 4mo
kaysworld1 I'm so happy you liked it 🤗💖 4mo
Itchyfeetreader @kaysworld1 it was the perfect book for me right now. I am much calmer than I was this morning! 4mo
RachelO That looks lovely. Hope your week gets better - look after yourself‘ 💖🌱🌿 4mo
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