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ravenlee

Joined March 2018

Homeschool mom trying desperately to read grown-up stuff (at least occasionally)
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Forgot - kiddo and I finished this installment last week and she immediately asked for the next one. We‘re still enjoying our adventures in early 20th century New York! It took a while to get through it because kiddo can‘t stop reading her own picks to let me read to her!

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The Woman in White | Wilkie Colli
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I finally finished it! I started it on my trip to visit family five weeks ago, paused to work on other things, and now it‘s finally done! This was such a good read. The original English “sensational” novel, it has some mystery and some thrills, with a neatly tied-up ending, but it was so very well done. Highly recommend. Chunkster, clocking in around 650 pages, but easy to devour in doses.

JamieArc I read the tagged book after this one and found it to be a good contemporary companion read 2d
Singout It was one of the first audiobooks I listened to and I loved it! 2d
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Joining in on the #20in4 Readathon for this weekend, and adding Monday as a bonus. Today I worked on finishing The Woman in White; over the rest of the time I want to read Not Just Jane, finish the Tao of Pooh, and whatever else I can clear off my #BookSpinBingo board by the end of the month! Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 you‘re the very best of Littens!

Andrew65 Great to have you with us again, good luck 👏👏👏 17h
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The Woman in White | Wilkie Colli
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“…and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”

I might have to add this to my vocabulary. 😆

LeahBergen Love it! 😆 3d
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3d
Singout Great book! 2d
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Cranberry Thanksgiving | Wende Devlin
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I love sharing traditions from my childhood with kiddo, and this book is one of them. Happy Thanksgiving (again) to all!

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The Woman in White | Wilkie Colli
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My pumpkin pie has evil eyes…but the custard from leftover filling tasted great! Today I‘m thankful for running water (nearby neighborhood lost water on Tuesday), working appliances, a delicious feast, family, friends, Litsy! and finding time to read the tagged in bursts between cooking!
Love to you all, and Happy Thanksgiving (or Thursday)!

Ruthiella Looks delicious 😋! Happy Thanksgiving! 3d
Reggie That does look like an evil pie! Lol, Happy Thanksgiving! 3d
Cathythoughts Looks good ! Happy Thanksgiving 2d
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Mehso-so

It‘s an important book, but it felt kind of jumpy. Within chapters Jones jumped around in history, back and forth, which was hard to follow. And the last chapters felt like a headlong hurtle from post-WWII to the 2020 election, which was also hard to follow. It needs a little grammar editing. Overall it was fine but I find myself a bit disappointed. #SheSaid discussion should be interesting this week! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great review, I learned a lot, but I didn‘t love this one either. 4d
ravenlee Oops - forgot this was my November #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks 2d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2d
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Mehso-so

If you‘re a fan of Rick Steves you‘d think this is for you, but you‘ve already seen it all. These “essays” are the monologues from various episodes, and some are pretty old (early 2000s). Also, Italy is a full quarter of the book (24 sections, while Greece gets 2 and Turkey 4). Disappointing. But I got a #bookspinbingo out of it!

wanderinglynn Yay on your bingo! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Bingo!! 4d
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Kind of amazingly, I met my goals for #NovelNovember - I kept up with buddy reads, and I read 4 of the possible 5 on my list, plus another book and started a sixth! Maybe I can keep up the reading momentum with kiddo‘s lessons being light for the holiday this week 🤞🏻. Thanks to @Andrew65 for another great reading boost.

Ruthiella Excellent! 👏👏👏 6d
Andrew65 A brilliant Readathon 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 Well done and thanks for playing along. 6d
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Up next - my birthday present from last year, and another #NonfictionNovember read. I‘m already itching to travel (though my recent foray into air travel was, um, fraught), and I imagine this is only going to make it worse.

TheLibrarian I really want to travel abroad again too. 1w
Nute His travel shows on PBS is one favorite television series to watch. I actually record them and watch them repeatedly!🙂 7d
ravenlee @Nute I have a set of the DVDs and watch them frequently! I‘m a big fan. 7d
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Well, that was depressing and very timely. I got through high school without reading this and probably should have done at some point. Better late than never, though. Thanks @Annie1215 for this #thatsclassic pick.

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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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Beautiful little book! I wish I‘d read it years ago but am also kind of glad I never had to read it for school, as I‘m not sure I would have appreciated it as much. The voice reminded me a bit of Angelou in I Know Why…, but was still distinctive. I will definitely be reading this again, and might someday take a stab at the Spanish version (when I dust off my skills some more with kiddo).

megnews I loved this book 1w
kspenmoll Wonderful book! 1w
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I got a bingo! I feel like I‘m making very little headway this month, but every little bit helps.
#BookSpinBingo

megnews I feel the same. I keep getting distracted by things that weren‘t on my tbr. 2w
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Sorry, Bill, but this was a swing and a miss. The scholarship and conclusions were suspect and the humor wasn‘t funny. As a linguistics book this wasn‘t very rigorous (despite lots of citations, which I haven‘t seen before in Bryson‘s books), and as general NF/humor there just wasn‘t much of note. A Walk in the Woods stayed much fresher; not once in this book did I LOL. If you‘re looking for books on language there are far better choices.

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The Hobbit trilogy? I‘ve never heard it called that; I‘ve always encountered The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Is this an outdated reference?

Also, I find nothing surprising about Tolkien being very interested in dialects and their preservation. I don‘t consider myself particularly knowledgeable about Tolkien, but maybe more so than Bryson is/was. 🤷🏻‍♀️

wanderinglynn I‘ve never heard it called that. There‘s The Hobbit and the the LOTR trilogy. So together that‘s 4 books. Unless he is considering the 3 main works of Middle Earth as the Hobbit trilogy: (1) the Hobbit; (2) the LOTR as one book (with 3 volumes), & (3) The Silmarillion. (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks This book was an odd one for me. I really like Bryson and enjoy his overall humorous tone, but there were several things he said that I was like... that doesn't sound quite right... which kind of made me question all of his research for the whole book lol 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I tried to read this book. I was very excited about it. But just… no. 2w
ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks @Clare-Dragonfly I am really struggling. The dated information, the cited-but-still-kinda-suspect data/conclusions…I love linguistics (why I bought this once upon a time in the first place) and I‘ve enjoyed some Bryson in the past, but this one is not coming easily. 2w
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The Woman in White | Wilkie Colli
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Thanks for the tag @julesG #Two4Tuesday

1 - I don‘t usually set reading goals other than just read what I can and enjoy it, but this year I decided to see if I can read 300 books. So far I‘m at 277, so it‘s still close.

2 - I want to finish the tagged. I‘m halfway and reading other stuff for a bit, but it‘s really good.

Who hasn‘t played yet? @Endowarrior21 @Alfrazier21 @kspenmoll @tenar

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
tenar I‘m feeling pretty proud of my 50 books- 277 is fantastic! At the end of last year I was also part way through The Woman in White, and I really enjoyed finally finishing it up. I hope you do, too! 2w
ravenlee @tenar my total does admittedly include a fair number of kids‘ books, many of which are picture books. I figure I read a ton to/with my daughter for fun and for our homeschool, so why shouldn‘t that be part of my “official” count? I think next year I‘m going to go a little slower, though, and maybe read some heavier or longer books, be less focused on number. 2w
kspenmoll Definitely include children‘s books !!! 1w
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I knew this book was old (1990) when I started reading, but having the Soviet Union and West Germany mentioned on a single page - both as current entities - really brought me to a screeching halt.

BookDadGirlDad Old = 1990. I must be completely prehistoric being born in 1968.🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
wanderinglynn @BookDadGirlDad I was thinking the same thing! Being over 40 must = ancient. 🤣 2w
ravenlee @BookDadGirlDad @wanderinglynn I‘m a nice vintage 40 myself - but for “contemporary” nonfiction this book is pretty dated at 30. 2w
wanderinglynn Vintage, I like that much better than ancient. 👍🏻😆 But yeah, that‘s no long contemporary. A lot has happened in the world in the last 30 years. 2w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Thanks to @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl for hosting! I met my goals for #AnyWayYouReadathon plus my extra book and even one more!

Also on track for @Andrew65 ‘s #NovelNovember and I‘m so happy to be reading! Working on Bryson‘s The Mother Tongue for now, then some Cisneros for me.

Eggbeater 🥳 Great job! 👏👏👏 Thanks for participating! 2w
Andrew65 Great to hear your reading is going well. 2w
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A History of Pictures for Children | Martin Gayford, David Hockney
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Sorry, Hockney and Gayford - I‘m no artist, and the lighting in my photo is awful! 😆
But this is a great art book, not comprehensive but also not overwhelming. I‘m going to get a copy for our homeschool, and maybe the grown-up version, too. Recommended.

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“The future of slavery was at the heart of the conflict, no matter how politicians may have spun the Civil War to be about other matters.”

This is something people STILL don‘t seem to get. Why romanticize “the South” when it all boiled down to being allowed to own people and treat them like animals?

megnews Every time someone uses states‘ rights argument I fling every state‘s secession document in their face. Every document says states‘ rights to own slaves, have an economy based on slavery etc. if they want to argue with primary sources, they‘re deliberately misunderstanding. 2w
ravenlee @megnews exactly. It‘s willful. This is a problem I have with some of my in-laws (and even sometimes my husband). They want to glorify The South and refuse to learn what that actually means. (They‘re not Confederate flag wavers, but they‘re big on leaving statues where they are because “they‘ve been there forever” and “it doesn‘t hurt anything” and junk like that. Hubby doesn‘t like the proposed Tubman $20-bill because 👇🏻 2w
ravenlee what‘s wrong with keeping Andrew Jackson? Omg, so much, so much is wrong with that…🤦🏻‍♀️) 2w
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Julsmarshall Amen! 2w
megnews @ravenlee that‘s a tough position to be in. I‘ve cheered and cried watching monuments be removed. People may not feel hurt by then but others do and they were put up as a warning and to hurt people, to keep them “in their place.” When you see the ongoing racism and division, it‘s clear it‘s hurting us all and our country. 2w
SamanthaMarie I like to think if marginalized people groups are telling us ways they would feel seen and supported, then it's the least we can do. Literally the least we can do. If it doesn't hurt to leave them up 🙄 then it doesn't hurt to bring them down AND it makes a ton of people feel a little better about living here. I think it boils down to striving to be better humans every day, but not everyone is interested in growth in their life I don't think. 😭 2w
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Novemberschokolade: Roman | Ulrike Sosnitza
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Squad was my second finish for #AnyWayYouReadathon and first for #NovelNovember and has my #BookSpinBingo board shaping up nicely. Next up will be Bryson‘s The Mother Tongue for a bingo and The House on Mango Street for four corners.

Eggbeater Nice job 👍 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looking great!! 2w
kimmypete1 Awesome! 2w
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Squad | Maggie Tokuda-Hall
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like it, but I only kinda did. The clique was awful to each other, why would anybody want to spend time with these jerks, who actually gets sucked into the cool kids the very first day at a new school…I had some issues. I like the love story, and I liked Heidi (minor character) and the chem teacher. This reminded me of Lumberjanes - in that there‘s a rabid following but it didn‘t work for me.

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The Power | Lisa Smith
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Another nostalgia-pick, this concludes the original trilogy. None of these kids act like kids, but I love this story and always have. First finish of #AnyWayYouReadathon (I think I‘ll actually meet my goals!).

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Novemberschokolade: Roman | Ulrike Sosnitza
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For #NovelNovember my goals are:

Keep up with #SheSaid Vanguard and #DeadPhilosophersSociety Tao of Pooh

Read: Squad, The Mother Tongue, The House on Mango Street, Animal Farm, and/or I Think Therefore I Draw

Fingers crossed for family giving me some quiet time and no migraine this week! 🤞🏻 Thanks for hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2w
kspenmoll Hope you keep migraines at bay…💕 2w
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The Power | Lisa Smith
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Goals for #AnyWayYouReadathon are pretty modest: catch up on Vanguard for #SheSaid and The Tao of Pooh for #DeadPhilosophersSociety and finish the tagged. Family are conspiring against me reading this week, but I‘m going to try! If, by some miracle, I meet those goals I‘ll start Squad.

Eggbeater Good luck! Thanks for joining! 2w
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Julia‘s House decides to move - but Julia and the creatures aren‘t quite ready! Julia has plan after plan, but nothing works out right. Just when things seem utterly desperate, help arrives.

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I didn‘t even know there was a second Julia‘s House book until I found the third! I adore these books, and now I need the other two for my collection (kiddo‘s collection, of course). Continuing from book two, the house needs a new place but disaster strikes. Julia and her ever-growing band may not have a home anymore - but that may not be the whole story, either.
@LibrarianRyan have you seen this yet?

LibrarianRyan Yes. I had a galley months ago. I loved it. I just need to get my own copy. I love this author this is my fav series of his but her hasn‘t written a bad book yet. 2w
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The Power | Lisa Smith
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Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94 #ThoughtfulThursday
I‘m also reading Vanguard, The Woman in White, and More All-of-a-Kind family with the kiddo.
When kiddo was trying to make a Christmas wish list and it was hard because “my life is pretty good right now.”
I hate editorial errors, and I really hate thinking a book is a standalone when it‘s a series starter. Also abusive behavior as a “he likes her.”
Let‘s play!

MoonWitch94 Ohhh I hate it when I think it‘s a standalone but find out it‘s a series! I always find the one in the middle of the series 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thanks for playing ✨♥️📖 2w
SamanthaMarie Yes!! Let's please stop saying toxic behavior is okay/equals love. Better stories!! 2w
ravenlee @SamanthaMarie I‘ve been reading Harry Potter to the kiddo for the first time and I keep stopping and commentating on Ron‘s wretched behavior toward Hermione. We‘re moving on to The Half-Blood Prince soon and I‘m already angry about that part. I just hate this stupid trope sooooo much and really don‘t want to pass it down. 2w
Chrissyreadit One good thing is that Hermione dishes it back - unless I‘m misremembering. 2w
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I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
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This was a really good book, with friendship growing pains and family secrets galore. It took me a few chapters to settle in, but I finished this in one day. Such a heartbreaking story in one way, and so beautiful in another.

It‘s got me thinking about how old is “old enough” to share some family history with kiddo. Not secrets, but some drama that requires a little maturity to understand. It made me empathize with the parents in this story.

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This is a pretty dated book of music history humor. That said, it‘s still fairly amusing and I would read more by the author. Especially his history of opera, because his dislike for opera is pretty obvious in this one, so I‘d be interested to see how he works that out.

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Cavalier House Books | Denham Springs, Louisiana (Bookstore)
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Thanks for the tag @sblbooks
1 - yes, all of them! I‘d love to get to the tagged store in person someday; and I‘m itching to get to McKay‘s in Knoxville and the HPB flagship in Dallas.
2 - yes, though it‘s mostly a starting point.
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView
It‘s late, so if you haven‘t played and want to, you‘re it!

Megabooks McKay‘s Knoxville is AWESOME! 3w
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤📕❤ 3w
ravenlee @Megabooks it‘s my favorite stop whenever we visit the in-laws. Haven‘t been in almost three years, but I‘m working on a box of trade-ins for a trip next spring! 3w
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Well Matched | Jen DeLuca
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#bookmail is the best mail! Finally got my copy of the tagged, courtesy of Cavalier House Books (thank you!), plus another couple I‘ve been eyeing. Now I‘m trying to decide if I want to dive into April‘s story or do a trilogy reread…decisions, decisions…

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Maybe fans of Deadliest Catch would like this, but I didn‘t. The writing is mediocre, diving into melodrama and “Touched by an Angel” style at times, while at others playing into the crude language of the fishermen. There‘s no order to the stories, nothing that connects them other than sinking boats and stranded crew. And then it‘s just over, nothing to tie it together. I never would have picked this myself, and I don‘t recommend you do either.

ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks this was my November #bookspin 3w
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 3w
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I‘m catting today, recovering from a doozy of a migraine yesterday. Reading is slow and careful, with lots of water, regular aspirin, and intermittent naps. This is my November #BookSpin and so far it‘s meh. I never watched Deadliest Catch; I don‘t like boats; so I‘m really not the target audience. This came from a grab bag last year (I asked for narrative NF). It‘s not particularly well-written, either, but about my speed today.

DivineDiana Sending healing wishes. ❤️ 3w
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This series is great! I liked the first better, but there‘s so much good stuff in this installment that it was close. Moth has been bullied her whole life and this story shows her trying some different ways of dealing with it, and I LOVE the last bit. The okay witch is definitely better than okay. #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome 3w
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Brackenbeast | Kate Alice Marshall
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“Don‘t try to discourage her….She only ever doubles down. That‘s how we ended up with seven alpacas in our backyard when I was in fourth grade.”

Doesn‘t everybody have a crazy aunt?

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Brackenbeast | Kate Alice Marshall
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The first book was better in most ways. Our trio faces down a new villain, sister to the first, whose goals may not be what they expect. There‘s a lot of drama (friend and family), some of which worked and some of which was distracting. The resolution involved some unlikely allies. I‘ll continue the series, but I don‘t know how I feel about the secondary storyline that‘s emerging. #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖📚 3w
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - I forgot yesterday was a training day so we had to wait a whole extra day! Plus I still have a couple more coming, so we might be going again tomorrow. Our branch really is the best - they always take such good care of us, and keep feeding my voracious reader.

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What Can You Do with a Rock | Pat Zietlow Miller
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Such cool endpapers in this picture book! It‘s an ode to collecting rocks, but also about being yourself, noticing the beauty around you, and finding the right friend. There‘s also a nice note at the end about learning more about rocks, and storing/sorting a collection. I think this will be part of my mom‘s Christmas present; she loves rocks, too!

IndoorDame Gorgeous! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Oh I will have to check this one out!! My niece loves rocks. Last year she got a rock tumbler for Christmas haha 4w
ravenlee @TheAromaofBooks I may be getting a copy for our collection, too. I‘ve always loved rocks, so does kiddo; and it‘s really a cool little book in its own right. 4w
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A Violin for Elva | Mary Lyn Ray
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I loved this picture book! Kiddo liked it, too. Very young Elva wants a violin but parents say no. She goes through her whole life missing it, until old-age Elva finally gets one for herself. She struggles to make music, but once she takes some lessons her violin starts to speak! I was really moved by this idea of finally freeing the music within. The idea of perseverance, of it never being too late to follow dreams, was beautifully done.

ravenlee I asked for a piano/piano lessons starting at age 4. While I eventually got a keyboard and taught myself some, then had lessons in college (music majors are requires to have minor study in piano), I didn‘t get my own piano until about six years ago, 30 years after I first asked. Now I‘m teaching kiddo how to play, and I treasure every second we spend together at the keys. 4w
megnews What a cute cover (edited) 4w
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November‘s #BookSpin list is half non-fiction for NFNovember, a reduced number of buddy reads (it‘s so easy to get out of control!), a handful that spilled over from October, and a #blameitonLitsy or two. Several should be quick reads, and I‘m halfway through The Woman in White (which only leaves about 350 pages 😆), so hopefully that will help move things along. Looking forward to tomorrow‘s draw!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Bingo's Run: A Novel | James A. Levine
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Well, for all the reading I did in October I only completed three bingos on my #BookSpinBingo board. Most of the leftovers will be on November‘s list. Thanks again, @TheAromaofBooks for a great challenge!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 4w
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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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Amazingly, I met all my goals for #20in4 this Halloween weekend! I finished my two in progress, read the next in line, started my next buddy read, and even read a graphic novel and made some slight progress on The Woman in White! Surprising, given how busy this weekend was. Little Hermione had a blast trick-or-treating (despite 90% of people calling her Harry 😡) - and now we need to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one week 😳.

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍😊 4w
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October: Code Black | Gabrielle Lord
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This month I read 31 books (including 13 picture books, some of which were absolutely wonderful) and 5635 pages! And even better - I had no DNFs for a change. One of my best reading months this year. Also, I just filled up my reading journal that I started in April 2018. It‘s the first time I‘ve ever successfully kept a reading log for more than a couple months, and it‘s mostly due to Litsy!

megnews Congratulations on such a long standing journal! I‘ve been purging and I‘ve found several reading logs that only lasted a few months. Even this year I didn‘t do well, despite how much I love seeing everyone‘s journals here on Litsy. 4w
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Accio candy!

wanderinglynn Awesome costume! 🖤 1mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 😃 1mo
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The Captive | L. J. Smith
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Another pick for nostalgia - I still love this series, though it has its problems. I can‘t believe 16-year-olds are supposed to act like this!

Reading this was my big goal for #20in4 - all that‘s left is starting The Tao of Pooh for #DeadPhilosophersSociety and I‘m really down to the wire on that! But we‘re off to Trunk or Treat (kiddo is “Hermione Granger from Harry Potter!”) so that‘s for later.
#SeriesRead2021

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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The Okay Witch | Emma Steinkellner
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Such a good book! I loved how Moth discovers her power and heritage, and how she gets through some awkwardness and fear to embrace her true self. I am eager to continue the series. Highly recommend this MG GN.

ravenlee Also, the cat is the very best - talking cat who‘s actually the spirit of a deceased family friend, who uses Yiddish endearments and brings dead mice as presents to his loved ones. Happy Cat Day! 1mo
Branwen I LOVE this series so much! The second one is really good too! I adore Moth! 1mo
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This is a very strong essay collection. I think I understand the racist impacts of traditional feminism better, and I hope now that I know better I can do better. I didn‘t agree with everything here, but that‘s ok. I liked Lorde‘s writing better, but it‘s good to read them in succession and see the torch being passed. I missed last week‘s discussion, so looking forward to this week. Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for another great #SheSaid pick!

ravenlee This is my October #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks and another #20in4 goal down @Andrew65 1mo
fredthemoose I have some similar thoughts and am also looking forward to the discussion! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m looking forward to the discussion too! Great review. 1mo
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My two most recent finishes finally got me two bingos! The Inner Game of Music was my first goal for #20in4 too, so I‘m feeling pretty good right now. Hopefully more to come! #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking fabulous!! 1mo
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The Inner Game of Music | Barry Green, W. Timothy Gallwey
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My version is dated but still has good points. Central idea is that Self 1 is critical and clutters the mind with information that distracts from creating music; so encourage Self 2 with its experience, creativity, and innate ability to take over. Like many self-help books this gets repetitive, but it‘s deliberate. Some good ideas in a chapter about being the parent or teacher, too.