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rachelm

rachelm

Joined May 2016

all the books, please. writer, reader, adjunct. Twitter: @rmmckenny blog: rachelmansmckenny.com
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Homemade broth for chicken noodle soup tomorrow. I adore this cookbook. ❤️

AmyG Agree. She‘s wonderful. 19h
KarmonR I am a fan of her website. I will check into her cookbook. Thanks! 6h
rachelm @KarmonR I like both of her cookbooks but this one is better for weeknight cooking for sure 56m
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Damn straight.

Tanisha_A 👌 1d
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Can‘t wait to get my hands on Evaristo‘s book when it comes out!!

BarbaraBB I am looking forward to it too! 2d
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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SIGNED FIRST EDITION of this book I‘ve been dying to read at my LIBRARY BOOK SALE! I paid them a few dollars more than the $1 they asked! 😂

Sace That's crazy! Someone's loss is your gain! Almost makes me wonder if someone is out there mourning because it was accidentally given away! 4d
rachelm @Sace I will give it a good adopted home at least!! 4d
Sace It's definitely found a better home. 4d
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LauraJ Nice! 4d
readordierachel Wow, score! 4d
Redwritinghood Nice find! 4d
JulietBooks I loved Nickel Boys!!! 👍 3d
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My face when there are snowflakes outside the window and it‘s Mid October

Sace Interesting. That's my face when it's October and we have record heat 🙄😑🤣 5d
BarbaraJean 😂 I was about to say something similar to @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ...it‘s 90F today, here in the LA area. 😩 I‘ll happily trade with you!! 5d
MatchlessMarie @RestlessFickleBookHoarder bahahaha I'm in Texas and today was our first day in the 50s and I kid you not I found a Christmas ornament outside. It's 50 degrees ppl! Time to deck the halls 😂 5d
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xicanti I feel this so hard. 5d
Tamra I‘m not ready either. 😒 5d
peaknit I couldn‘t agree more! Hate winter:( 4d
JulietBooks I know how you feel... 3d
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The Strange | Jrme Ruillier
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Just started this graphic novel about an undocumented immigrant‘s journey, and the art style is chilling and beautiful.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Here‘s my #waitforit favorites right now. Excited to get my hands on these.
#libby #waitlist

Zoes_Human I am not a romance person at all, but I loved every minute of Red, White, & Royal Blue. 6d
rachelm @Zoes_Human I‘m so crazy excited 6d
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Littens, I woke up with a specific Hamilton song as an earworm, and it got me thinking about what is on my hold list. What book on your library waitlist “are you willing to wait for it?”

Tag me and show me your waitlist loves. #waitforit
#hamilton #musicals

Hestapleton I waited months for this audio! Totally worth it. 6d
MatchlessMarie That song is an entire existential crisis 😅 6d
rachelm @Hestapleton I‘m such a wimp! Is it terrifying? 6d
rachelm @MatchlessMarie it makes me melt 6d
Hestapleton @rachelm scary but I found myself more just deeply sad than anything. It seemed like more of a story about the horror of grief. 6d
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Stitches: A Memoir | David Small
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#lmbpc #groupg options! I love graphic memoirs, so that‘s what I have the most of. Details in tags and let me know what sounds interesting!

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LibrarianRyan Flying couch and Stitches look pretty good. 1w
Johanna414 I agree with @LibrarianRyan - I‘d happily read either of those 1w
aCleverDuck Same👍🏾 they all look good 7d
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Ten more papers to grade today, but taking a break for an #audiowalk with Frank Mackey.

I discovered French this summer and have chewed through five books already 😱what will I do when I‘ve caught up with the last few?? #morebooksplease

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#groupl #lmbpc Here are some options! I haven‘t read Cosmicomics, but I usually love Calvino (Italian). That‘s a short story collection. Kitchen and Volcano are novels translated from Japanese. Kitchen is more contemporary and Volcano is more philosophical. Pyongyang is a graphic memoir translated from French about an artist working in North Korea. I‘ve tagged them all!

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lele1432 These are all so interesting! I think I'm leaning towards Calvino. I've had Invisible Cities on my TBR for a little while, and Cosmicomics sounds just as good. But I'm also intrigued by Kitchen! 1w
Carolyn11215 I‘ve read Kitchen many years ago and remember really liking it but that‘s all I can remember about it! :) I‘m a fan of Calvino and never stumbled across this book of his so that‘s probably my first choice. Would be happy with any of the others though! 1w
aeeklund I've been meaning to read Calvino for so long, but never have, and this book sounds really intriguing! The others also sound good, if there's a different one calling to you. 1w
rachelm @aeeklund @Carolyn11215 @lele14 I started the Cosmicomics and it is ... weird. I dug around and found my old copy of Invisible Cities (which I loved) and will send that instead 3d
Carolyn11215 Great! 3d
aeeklund @rachelm Perfect!! 3d
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Kids and I are at the library on a quiet rainy Saturday. My oldest just told me he‘d rather read his new books than play 😭😭they grow up so fast! So happy he loves to read too. #raisingreaders

Reading this one while they read and play.

Tamra I‘m still waiting to hear that from either of my kids. 😆 2w
Slajaunie I only ever heard it from one of my kids. She and I trade books. The other two do not read. 2w
rachelm @Tamra @Slajaunie he‘s only 6 so he might change, but savoring the moment while it lasts! 2w
Slajaunie 😁 2w
JulietBooks Awww 3d
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Postal Volume 7 | Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill
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Yess! Have been dying to do another one of these. Lots of openings left, including one in Graphic Novel exchange. I‘m all by my lonesome currently in translated lit... first books go out Nov 30. Thanks to @suvata for organizing!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

suvata Just a slight correction. The first book gets mailed out on November 30. November 1 is when you start reading it and marking it up. So we have the whole month of October to organize the groups and decide what book you want to share. 2w
rachelm @suvata oops! Edited my original post 2w
suvata @rachelm 👍🏻 2w
lele1432 I'm in your group for translated lit! So excited! 1w
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Melmoth | Sarah Perry
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Starting this creepy read on a rainy fall day. Like it so far. And I love that my library switched to the #Libby app system last year. So easy to navigate!

Libby1 You‘re welcome! 🤣 1mo
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1. I hated the dog as narrator conceit here, sorry 🤷🏻‍♀️
2. The Good Place
3. Egg in a hole!
4. CST
5. Green Society (from Guernsey Literary...)

Love seeing all your #friyayintro posts!

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The New Yorker 1950-1955 Album | New Yorker, Carmin Peppe
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Here‘s a look inside that classic old coffee table of New Yorker covers and comics.

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My #graphicnovel and #comics shelf at work. That counts as work, right?

LibrarianRyan of course! 1mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Listening to this while my teething baby naps on me. I do love Atkinson‘s prose. I do not love sharp little baby teeth.

AkashaVampie But isnt that the best feeling in the world, To cuddle with a baby. I love it. 1mo
rachelm @AkashaVampie totally. And he‘s getting so big I know it won‘t last! 1mo
AkashaVampie @rachelm mine are 13 yrs old and 2 yrs old. So I still get my snuggles for alittle bit longer. 1mo
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Pickpick

Just out: my interview with author Lyz Lenz in Electric Lit. Click for discussion of religion meets politics plus potlucks.

https://electricliterature.com/you-already-live-in-god-land-lyz-lenz-helps-you-u...

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Decisions on the Rules of Golf | R&A Championships Limited
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At a club having a drink with @tlmorgan and we are legit making fun of these golf rules.

RealBooks4ever 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Super glamorous shot at the salon. Reading this fantastic ARC while going red.

julesG Shots at the salon are always super glamorous! Fingers crossed for great red hair. 😁 3mo
Samplergal I‘ve pre-ordered it, since no one wanted to give me an ARC. 😉He‘s just the best , imho. 3mo
rachelm @Samplergal he‘s wonderful. I heard him read some of this work several years ago at a conference and knew I needed to get my hands on it. 3mo
rachelm @julesG thanks! Here‘s hoping! 3mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I love library day

LiteraryinLititz What does the Leisure sticker mean? 4mo
rachelm @LiteraryinLititz it‘s from my university‘s library, so it‘s how they mark fiction apart from scholarship 4mo
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Hi guys! I‘m 2260 1091 2173 if you‘re playing Harry Potter 😀

SaturnDoo Sent a request 😊 same username as here 4mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Back at the gym for the first time in a week and listening to this one. Anyone else reading it? #audiowalk

SilversReviews Not reading it, but I hear it is good. ENJOY!! (edited) 4mo
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Untilted | Autechre
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Litsy hive mind, suggestions here for author that you like with initials RM? Bonus points for book suggestion.

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The Fifth Elephant | Terry Pratchett
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Loving this one so far. Not so much loving how long this car service is taking...
#Discworld fans, favorite book/character set?

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#Hater | Cambria Hebert
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Do you ever hate read a series just to finish it? I‘m reading the second book in a YA series that I absolutely roll my eyes over the MC‘s actions but can‘t not finish. And I already reserved the next book. Whoops!

Purposefully didn‘t tag the book 😝 unrelated butterfly pic 😄

rachelm Finished it and onto book 3 😂😂😂it‘s gotten even more ridiculous 5mo
auntie_jenn nope! life‘s too short! 5mo
Creadnorthey Ouch! I‘ve been there! 5mo
rachelm @auntie_jenn I know, I know! The other things I‘m reading are so serious that I‘m enjoying the mental break 😋 5mo
rachelm @Creadnorthey It‘s a special experience. Hope what you‘re reading currently is less aggravating! 5mo
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Listening to this while getting pampered! I love Flavia. I think she is one of my all-time favorite narrators.

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The Farm | Joanne Ramos
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Reading while watching dance recital practice for my 4yo #Moose. Reading about so much babyhood makes me not miss that phase at all...

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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Just started this new audiobook and I love it! Crime scene in London, voicey narrator, plus wizards?!?? I love the mixture of elements here.

Pic is a recent catch on #pokemongo while on an #audiowalk

LibrarianJen I can‘t play with the AR, it makes it so hard to catch them. It looks so cool though to see Pokémon in real places though. 5mo
melrailey I love this series. 5mo
SaturnDoo I don't play in AR mode. I ❤ pokemon go 4mo
TheBookAddict 1573 6829 3286 add me, please! 🙂 3mo
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Not officially a registered #BFC member but you all have inspired me all week with your posts!! Have been on an audio walk every day this week and finished three books! Thanks for the positive posts everyone!

Caterina Yayyyyy you rock! 🙌🎉 5mo
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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#audiowalk to this recommendation from @tlmorgan . Like the multiple narrators so far!

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Mehso-so

You guys, moral of the story is don‘t marry Albert Einstein. Just saying.

Many good moments, but some really repetitive writing that was especially obvious when hearing.

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Listening to this while the kids do some watercolor. I call this “watercolor warthog in sunshine”

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Vanilla raspberry birthday cake! Pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for the support everyone!

readordierachel Looks great! 6mo
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About to make my first ever birthday cake from scratch for my husband! I‘ll post a picture later to tell you how it turns out. It should be a fancy white cake with raspberry filling :-)

LibrarianJen Yum! Can‘t wait to see the end result! I‘m good at making all kinds of cakes except chocolate. For some reason I always mess up chocolate cakes and it‘s super embarrassing. 6mo
rachelm @LibrarianJen my husband is usually the baker in the household. He makes amazing creations ( one of the reasons why I married him 😝) but after being married for about 10 years I think I owe him a real cake LOL 6mo
stacybmartin Baking is one of my very favorite hobbies (especially with an audiobook going) - can‘t wait to see a photo of the finished product! 6mo
rretzler Oooh! We had a white cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting for our wedding cake many years ago. It was yummy. I‘m sure yours will be great! 😁 6mo
Eyelit Awesomeness! 6mo
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I know everyone will soon be reading the (redacted) real thing, but if you need a break from the news this was a hilarious piece of satire. Highly recommended if you‘ve been an obsessive politics-follower in the IS this past few years.

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Favorite time of year in the Midwest.

Almost done with this book. As someone who lives in a small town, sooo much of the book rings true for how small town politics and talk work.

kspenmoll It was a great read! 6mo
kspenmoll Magnolias! Gorgeous! 6mo
Mdargusch Interesting that those kind of politics are typical of other small towns. 6mo
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My view after doing eight hours of yardwork. Been good for listening to audiobooks though! Making good progress in this one and loving it so far.

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My husband makes fun of me playing #pokemongo so I took a picture of him with a Magikarp ? any of my #littens play? Post your friend numbers below and I‘ll add ya.
Love to walk and play Pokémon Go while listening to audiobooks!

MidnightBookGirl 5396 1761 3874. Both my Hubs and I play. We started off playing it on vacation with our 3 nieces, and then my sister-in-law got us hooked again last year. It's a lot of fun when we all get together to play! 6mo
LibrarianJen My number is: 6903 9448 9355 #zeek has really gotten into Pokémon so we have been playing more. :) my username is JenAC83 6mo
rachelm @MidnightBookGirl @LibrarianJen sent! It‘s a random sn but I‘m wearing a Pikachu hat :) 6mo
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LibrarianJen Sweet, got it! 6mo
DebbieGrillo @LibrarianJen I sent you a request too. My username is MamaMudTurtle. I just started. 4mo
DebbieGrillo I sent you a request too, @MidnightBookGirl 4mo
DebbieGrillo 5335 0267 4411 add me! 4mo
DebbieGrillo @LibrarianJen Thanks for the add and the gift! 4mo
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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A gift from a friend— some welcome spring in this long winter!

Started this one today. Not super impressed yet. Like it? Hate it? Does it get better?

8little_paws I ended up loving it 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
Tamra What a welcome sight! 7mo
Hooked_on_books Beautiful flowers! It took me a while to get into that book, but I ended up quite liking it. 7mo
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rachelm @8little_paws @Hooked_on_books perfect. I‘ll see it through! 7mo
Redwritinghood So pretty! I love tulips. 7mo
Suet624 Lots of people loved it. I didn‘t like this one as much as some of her others. 7mo
Meglet I liked it quite a bit, which surprised me...just not the style or tone I‘m usually drawn to. I found the ending a little bothersome, so I‘m curious to hear your opinion. 7mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Couldn‘t download this fast enough

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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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#audiowalk with this tense book. I‘m only 15% in.

Lynnsoprano So cute 😍 9mo
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Little Bear | Else Holmelund Minarik
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Me and #littlebear wishing everyone a beary happy new year. I‘m spending the evening reading James and the Giant Peach to this kiddo‘s big bro, then cracking the spine of Crazy Rich Asians with a glass of beer. Party central over here! #readinthenewyear

#raisingreaders #newyears

danibolahood I'm just about to start Crazy Rich Asians as well! 9mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year ! 🎉🎉 9mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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💕read more authors that other Littens love (post your top rec below if you‘d like to help that goal!)
🍕read some foodie or science-y nonfiction
📓review more books on my blog
📝join another Litsy postal book club. Mine just ended after two amazing years and I need another!!
#sundayfunday #goals
@sebrittain

CouronneDhiver Wagamese! 🇨🇦 10mo
ReadingRachael I second Wagamese! 10mo
sebrittainclark ❤🎉❤🎉❤ 10mo
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Listening to this one for the second time and it‘s even better than I remembered. Amazing, startlingly funny and harsh at the same time.

Megabooks I need to read this. I loved his short story collection. 10mo
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Just missing the rolls , and roasted pears for dessert. Happy holidays everyone!

kspenmoll Delish! Roasted pears sound wonderful! 10mo
Dragon Happy holidays 🎉! 💚🐉 10mo
rachelm @Dragon thanks! 10mo
rachelm @kspenmoll it was!! 10mo
Redwritinghood Happy holidays! 10mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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My 5yo‘s note tonight is cracking me up. This is our first “really into Santa” Christmas.

JPeterson 😂😂 10mo
readordierachel I like the "thank you" ? 10mo
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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Reading this ARC, out in early Jan, and still deciding what I think of it. Set in Nigeria, told from the point of view of a person‘s chi, their inhabiting spirit. #netgalley

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The Apple-Tree Throne | Premee Mohamed
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Reading this fun little #novella tonight, trying to up my book count for the year (I‘m still down by 15 🤓)

slategreyskies I know what you mean! Last year was a great reading year for me, so I set my goal higher than usual this year. Then, I met my guy & our whirlwind romance turned into an engagement & elopement & moving to a different state. Long story short, I‘m 67 books behind schedule!! But I think it was worth it! Ha! ☃️❄️✨ 10mo
rachelm @slategreyskies What a wonderful year! You have so much to celebrate! Books will always be there… 10mo
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