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mhillis

Joined July 2016

This book is good! Reading and teaching in Japan. Asymptote Educational Arm Assistant.
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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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A certain woman by 有島武郎
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A Golden Age | Tahmima Anam
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📖 Current Reads: A Golden Age

📚Next up on your TBR: The Unquiet Dead

🍿 Last book adaptation you watched: If Beale Street Could Talk

#weekendreads

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White Fire | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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🔥 Current read: White Fire

💚 Last green book read: The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

🗺 Favorite flora: Wisteria

#weekendreads

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘ve been a member of the Educational Arm at Asymptote for about a year and I‘m really happy to share our Spring 2019 Educators‘ Guide! If you are looking for lesson plans and ideas for teaching world literature, please check it out! #teachersoflitsy #asymptoteforeducators

https://www.asymptotejournal.com/assets/educational/asymptote-guide-for-educator...

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Girl with the Red Balloon | Katherine Locke
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My favorite this month was The Girl With the Red Balloon! #aprilwrapup

Crazeedi Looks like you read some very interesting books! 3w
mhillis @Crazeedi Yes! Not too bad considering the semester just started!! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reads! 📖💖 3w
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Still slowly working my way through the Women‘s Prize for Fiction Longlist. Book 4 finished!

charl08 Still haven't read this one: looking forward to hearing the shortlist announcement. 4w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Characters in American Spy discuss books on tape and Passing by Nella Larsen! What are you listening to these days?

Lindy I‘m four hours into 4w
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Swing | Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
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1. Current reads: American Spy, Sawkill Girls
2. Audiobook: Swing by Kwame Alexander (tagged)
3. Top of May TBR: The Spy with the Red Balloon 🎈

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rachelsbrittain I LOVED Sawkill Girls! Thanks for joining in 💜 4w
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As Kismet Would Have It | Sandhya Menon
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This was sweet, almost too much so, but it was nice to read about Dimple and Rishi again. A good short story to read while commuting! #trainreads #shortstory

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A major part of my job involves giving and receiving feedback and this book has a lot of helpful ideas about that process! One is to separate appreciation, coaching, and evaluation. #nonfiction

EKonrad This has been on my TBR for awhile. Thanks for the reminder to read it! 😊 1mo
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Current reads: Both #nonfiction #weekendreads
📚The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Empire
📚Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

Last yellow book you read
📚Eloquent Rage

Fave Color
🖤Black

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Finished this is one sitting!

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I‘ve been busy with the start of the new school year and took a couple weeks off reading, so this is the first book I‘ve finished this month! It is translated from Japanese and explains the ideas of psychologist Alfred Adler in dialogue form.

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Nonfiction #marchwrapup

Usually I follow the same rating system as Gretchen Rubin: if I care about a book enough to finish it, then it‘s a pick! This month, things were different. I did not like How to break up with your phone (too obvious), Adnan‘s Story (too repetitive), The Skin above my Knee (not enough about music).

I‘m really glad to have spent time reading The Warmth of Other Suns and Sisters in Law ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent! 📖💖 2mo
Blaire I try to get everyone to read warmth of other sons. Heard it is being made into a mini-series. 2mo
mhillis @Blaire Yes, I‘m going to start recommending it! I hadn‘t heard about the miniseries (edited) 2mo
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Firestarter | Tara Sim
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Fiction #marchwrapup
All picks, but Dreamland Burning and Firestarter might have been my favorites! Books tagged in the comments

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🚶‍♀️ Current read: Flaneuse: Women walk the city in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London

🔥 Best Book of March: Dreamland Burning. Firestarter.

📚 Most anticipated books of April: Continuing to read from the Women‘s Prize Longlist and reading The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

#weekendreads

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Done With
by Ann Stanford
#poetrymatters #done
https://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/done

Thanks @TheSpineView for a great list of prompts! 💕🌷
I enjoyed discovering some new to me poets and poems and this is the first time I‘ve completed every day of a monthly challenge!!

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TheSpineView 😊 2mo
Lcsmcat Oooh, I like this. 2mo
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SharonGoforth ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Nonfiction:
Warmth of Other Suns

Fiction:
Dreamland Burning
Rainbirds

#bestbooksofar2019

megnews I‘m so glad to hear The Warmth of Other Suns is one of your favorites so far this year. I‘m reading it now. Never heard of Dreamland Burning but it sounds great. Stacked. 2mo
mhillis @megnews It‘s long and worth reading! I liked how the author was able to zoom in on three specific stories yet still capture the wider situation 2mo
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Book 3 from the Women‘s Prize for Fiction Longlist finished!

GatheringBooks i am reading this, too, and enjoying it so far 2mo
Crazeedi I want to read this one! I think I have it on hold on overdrive! 2mo
mhillis @GatheringBooks I probably wouldn‘t have picked it up if it weren‘t on the prize list but it was interesting! 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi hope you have a chance to read it! I may have to go back and give Circe another try now 😂 2mo
Crazeedi @mhillis I read half of circe, its laying here waiting for me to finish! 2mo
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The Skin Above My Knee | Marcia Butler
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📚 Current reads: The Skin Above my Knee, The Silence of the Girls, Milkman
🍿 Last movie you saw: Captain Marvel
☕️ Rainy day drink: Cafe Mocha
#weekendreads

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Who You Think I Am | Camille Laurens
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1. If you are looking for a book with social media focus for #booked2019 I recommend checking if the tagged book, Who You Think I Am, would be interesting for you!

2. If I feel like it
3. 13C
4. I can‘t think of an answer for a weird food combo right now 😂
5. 👋
#friyayintro

Crazeedi Did you go to muskingam? 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi omg!! HI 👋 Yes, that‘s me 😉 (edited) 2mo
Crazeedi @mhillis I'm aimees mom!!!!! 2mo
Crazeedi @mhillis I thought she told me you were in Japan! Great to see you here!! 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi I know right?!!! That‘s so amazing! 2mo
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Tanisha_A So so so so so beautiful! 2mo
mcipher I had to read this twice to feel like i was getting it, and then it was kind a slap in the face - so good. Thanks for sharing!! 2mo
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Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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Books read for this season! #booked2019

Female Detective: Aunty Lee‘s Deadly Specials
Fairytale Retelling: Ash
Reminds you of your Happy Place: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Related to a Podcast: Adnan‘s Story
Irish Author: Asking for It
New to you Author: No and Me

Cinfhen Yay!!!! Well done 👍🏻 2mo
mhillis @Cinfhen Thanks!! Looking forward to starting the next set of prompts!! 2mo
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Praise Song for the Butterflies | Bernice L. McFadden
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Second book finished from the Women‘s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2019 📚

ChasingOm I read this last year and found it fascinating. 2mo
Weaponxgirl I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while 2mo
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TheSpineView Good one!🤩 2mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Current Reads: Praise Song for the Butterflies, Sisters in Law, Milkman 📚
Last book checked out from the library: An American Marriage 📖
Morning or night? Morning 🌼
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Crazeedi Did you like American marriage? I have it on my kindle 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi I haven‘t started it yet! Trying to finish 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi Do you read books on kindle a lot? I‘m almost an exclusive ebook person! (edited) 2mo
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IndyHannaJones Oh that's nice 2mo
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🍀 Maybe read books from the Women‘s Prize for Fiction Longlist for 6 hours #sixonstpaddys @Samplergal
🍀My family
🍀I finally read Adnan‘s Story! This was a book club pick from last year!!
🍀Not sure, but today my answer is Dorothea Lange because recently I read Learning to See
🍀Good luck 🙌
#friyayintro

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Things from the cat‘s perspective in this book are cute and unexpected! Here Nana explains that although cats are good at listening, they can‘t read books 😹 #cats

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Eggs ❤️ W.C. 2mo
Haroon_Ishaq A sudden sickness for the hills of home 💓 2mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜 2mo
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I joined Litsy 3 years ago and my #firstpost was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! Thanks for the #firstlikes @Liberty @Simona @RealLifeReading @ScorpioBookDreams @jessberk13 ❤️
#firstlike #litsymemories

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
mhillis @julesG Thanks, though I‘m not sure of the exact day! Glad to have gotten to know you and so many great Littens!! 2mo
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Texreader Wow that was a long time ago! How fun! So glad you‘ve stuck it out with the rest of us “old-timers” here on Litsy! It‘s the best ! 2mo
Weaponxgirl Happy litserversay and you are someone I met early on and I still really look forward to see what you are posting and reading. 2mo
Simona Happy Litsyversary❣️ 2mo
mhillis @Texreader It is! #OGofLitsy as @Cinfhen says 😂 2mo
mhillis @Weaponxgirl Thanks 🥰 love your posts too! 2mo
Lizpixie Are we having an #OGofLitsy party!🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Crazeedi I joined 3 yrs ago too!! 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi I can‘t believe our paths did not cross sooner! Is Aimee on here too? 2mo
Crazeedi @mhillis no! I told her about, she may have forgotten 2mo
mhillis @Crazeedi I think she would love it 🥰 She‘s such an inspiration for me still 2mo
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📚 Current reads: The Travelling Cat Chronicles, Milkman, Sisters in Law
📚 Your life as the title of a book: The Book Jumper
📚 Favorite plant / flower: Peony
#weekendreads

mrsmarch We‘re reading that for #lmpbc #groupQ! 2mo
mhillis @mrsmarch It‘s good, isn‘t it? I‘ve only read part one and was surprised a cat was a pov character! 🐈 2mo
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First book finished from the Women‘s Prize 2019 Longlist! #blameitonlitsy #womensprize2019

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homage to my hips
by Lucille Clifton
#poetrymatters #body

gradcat Yaaass! No girdle shall bind these hips!! ❤️👍😊 2mo
TheSpineView Totally!😊💜 2mo
batsy I love this one! 2mo
Redwritinghood Love it! 💕💕 2mo
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