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readingjedi

Joined September 2016

Symmetrical book stacking... just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
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The 2001 HBO mini-series which is based on this book stands as one of my favourite pieces of television in existence. I was worried the book was going to be hard-going compared to the easy (no pun intended) consumption of the visual dramatization I know & love. I needn't have worried. It was every bit as compelling, memorable, emotional. My reunion with the men of Easy Company was a joy. Cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. The camaraderie and spirit of those guys is just so inspirational given the hardships and losses they suffered, the bonds forged seemingly unbreakable. What they achieved in military terms was incredible. And Dick Winters was such an incredible soldier and leader - the devotion he inspired is humbling. Loved the epilogue which details the lives of the men post-war. Sobbed almost as much as I did at the end of the TV series! 10h
readingjedi Photo (not mine) is the divine Damian Lewis as Dick Winters. 10h
writerlibrarian I am due to for a rewatch this summer. I ❤️ this book and that series. I loved Speirs. https://youtu.be/14i_1xx4u3I 10h
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readingjedi @writerlibrarian Yeah, Speirs was extra! 9h
Maggie_Reads Damien Lewis...😍😍😍 9h
DrexEdit True story: Stephen Ambrose is from my hometown. He's the only writer I can think of from my tiny hometown off the top of my head. There is a poet from the next tiny town over though! 😊 9h
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It happened AGAIN! I picked this book from my TBR list using an online random number generator. And within a few pages a link to the last book I read pops up! The screaming eagle was the emblem of Easy Company and the last book I read was Band of Brothers! This happens to me so many times! It's a little freaky but kinda cool too!

cathysaid Good book. Terrible subject matter but great #truecrime read. 20h
Billypar I love it when stuff like that happens. At a recent book shop trip I got two books, a novel and a poetry collection by Mary Oliver. I just read the novel and the epigram was a Mary Oliver quote. 20h
readingjedi @cathysaid I was only a few pages in before I started thinking I'd find it too upsetting...but then realised I was hooked! 20h
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readingjedi @Billypar It's almost like books can send out subliminal messages so you're subconsciously drawn to books with links ... I could be over thinking this 🤣 20h
cathysaid @readingjedi Fortunately little is detailed (that I remember) about the actual act in the crime. If much had been detailed about that, I couldn‘t have stomached it. 20h
Recommended4Reading I don't think that has ever happened to me...but I have picked up books, unbeknownst to me, where it references my home state or city--and that's pretty cool...its that feeling you had when you were a kid and found a four leaf clover. 😏 20h
akckitty So crazy reading about something that happened basically next door to me. 😔 Also, the ScreamNEagle was one of my favorite rides. 15h
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Finished Band of Brothers (review to follow) and am now starting this one which also happens to be non-fiction. Two in a row is unusual for me!

allureofbeauty I have that but I didn‘t finish it. Got distracted and always meant to go back lol 1d
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Y The Last Man Book One | Brian K. Vaughan
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I'll be straight with you Brian. After what you did to my heart with Saga I'm not sure you deserve the opportunity to do it all again. But I'm the forgiving type so I'm going to give you a break.

Just ... be gentle with me, okay?

KathyWheeler I liked this series. It was a good thing I‘d read it before that last issue of Saga; I‘m having a hard time trusting Vaughn with my heart right now. 2d
TK421 He won't be nice in this one either. 2d
readingjedi @KathyWheeler @TK421 And yet I'm still going here. Dang, this guy is GOOD! 20h
TK421 He is one of the best comic writers out there. Have you tried Paper Girls yet? 19h
readingjedi @TK421 No but I suspect it's only a matter of time! 18h
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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A fun & engrossing read that is best consumed in one breathless, nail-biting, heart thumping sitting to avoid breaking the tension. A clever twist on the whodunit - you're also guessing who they dunit to! Characters are nicely despicable & everyone has motives aplenty to top any/all of the others so there's plenty of very enjoyable guesswork to be had with lots of juicy red herrings. Pacing is spot on, tension & suspense build really well ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above.... and secrets reveal themselves in a slow but satisfying manner. I genuinely did not guess who did what to who till right at the end. A really enjoyable read. 5d
Mdargusch I have this stacked already or I would stack it because your review really hooked me! 5d
veritysalter I really enjoyed this book. Definitely recommend. 4d
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Just started this one. I adored the mini-series based on it - though I can't quite believe that was in 2001! I'm hoping it's not going to be too dry for me, it was the personalities of the men and the relationships between them that I loved about the series rather than the military aspect.

paulfrankspencer Men's relationships can be fairly dry too, relatively speaking... 1w
charreads I love Band of Brothers! I have read the book and watched the series and was not disappointed. I‘ve been to Toccoa (not much left hardly anything sadly) and up Currahee (cheated and drove to the top but hope to hike it one day). There are also Easy Company tours you can go on but as interesting as it would be it‘s expensive. 1w
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Fables 1 Legends in Exile | Bill Willingham, Lan Medina
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Not as immediately nor as thoroughly hooked by this as I was by Saga but it is definitely intriguing. It reminded me a little of the TV series Once Upon A Time which I loved (back when I still watched TV.) The artwork is gritty and kinda retro looking (don't know a real lot about this genre.) The relationship between Snow White and the Wolf is one I'm keen to follow.

Sweetkokoro I got 3 volumes into Fables before I dropped it. It just got super long winded and boring for me, hopefully it keeps holding your attention. I liked the idea and premises of the story I just wish I was able to really get into it. 1w
esurient @Sweetkokoro I bounced from this series a bit later than you. I found it incredibly inventive at the start, but I felt Willingham became too soap-boxy pushing his preferred characters and ideologies. 1w
batsy I really enjoyed this series but left off after about 8 or 9 volumes; need to resume! 1w
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Heartbreaker | Claudia Dey
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Mehso-so

Requested this from #Netgalley as I'd thought it was by the author who wrote Star Wars: Bloodlines. It's not. It was a weird read that never quite gelled for me. The dog's POV was so self-consciously kooky it was almost funny. It's not that it's bad, it's just ... not great either. Frustratingly, I can't entirely put my finger on why. Plot wasn't particularly compelling, mother character type is becoming an overdone cliche, ending was annoying.

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Just Before I Died | S. K. Tremayne
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I get a bit fed up of generic thrill-less thrillers so this one made a nice change. While not hugely original or inventive it is solidly entertaining and actually does what it says on the tin - thrills! Writing is tight, plot moves on nicely, plenty of suspicion, misdirection & suspense. Fantastically evoked setting adds to creepiness. Denouement had me eating my knuckles - great fun! 😳

Ms_T Great review! 2w
readingjedi @Ms_T Thank you 😊 1w
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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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I am destroyed! Sobbing like a baby! Two back to back heartstopping moments in the closing pages of this outstanding work have rendered me emotionally stupified. So so so SO GOOD!

MORE PLEASE! AND SOON!!!

#icannottaketheagonyofwaiting

*sniffle*

ShyBookOwl I feel it too! I nearly threw the trade on the last page just from sheer shock and overwhelming emotion! Can't believe they're taking a hiatus now.... 😖 2w
teainthelibrary Honestly, it broke me!! 2w
ElaineHowlin Oh wow! I just vol 1 I must read it soon 2w
TK421 Brian K Vaughan is a heartless monster! 😢 2w
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Heartbreaker | Claudia Dey
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Oh my goddess I have had enough of sickness bugs! My daughter has just got over her third one since she started EYFS last September. That's more than I've had in my entire life! So my reading time has been severely impacted. Started this one but haven't really got stuck into it yet. Hoping for a few quiet hours of quality book time tonight. With thanks to #netgalley for this book.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Panpan

I did not like this at all. The writing didn't draw me in, the characters were too numerous & similar, their stories so disjointed I couldn't keep track, and the ending was so grim that I was left feeling a little depressed by it all. There didn't seem to be any development in the narrative & I couldn't quite be sure what the author was saying. The deaths were just brutal & I found the gun violence gratuitous & distasteful. Not for me.

BeckyB Agree! I just finished it today and was pretty disappointed. 1w
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It's time for the Amazon First Reads selection for May. I went for this one. What did everyone else pick?

Tamra I didn‘t see this one. None of the titles intrigued me the month. 😑 3w
squirrelbrain I went with a different one, The Price of Paradise, although I considered the same one as you.... 3w
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Currently turning our box room from a no longer used office into a much needed play/hobby room. Turned up this throwback to my pre-baby life as a jeweller. Had to study hallmarks for a professional qualification - just the sort of geeky esoteric knowledge I love!

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Girl Meets Boy | Ali Smith
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My 1st experience of Ali Smith but certainly not my last. Utterly blown away by this all too brief refiguring of the Greek myth of Iphis & Ianthe. The language, the symbolism, the layers, the nuances create a piece of writing that is simply quality with a big Q. Themes of gender identity, same sex love, smashing the patriarchy, water rights. 2 stream-of-consciousness passages that knocked my socks off. Just gorgeous.

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🌞 Greek Islands, especially Kos. Going for the 14th time in July 🇬🇷💙🇬🇷💙🇬🇷
🌞 My appetite goes through the roof in hot weather - so my 'snack' would be a huge & comprehensive Greek meze lunch.
🌞 Basking like a lizard. Non-activity as activity 😂
🌞 Mojito! Specifically from Garden bar, Kardamena.
🌞 Huge face-obscuring & excessively dark sunglasses.
🌞 Sava's Beach, Kd, Kos

#summersantasurvey

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Wow!!! | Terry E. Lyle
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Meep! This one crept up on me! And I'm only slightly annoyed I missed all the zeros!

Litsy is so much fun ... and so much more. A lifeline of sorts. I'm becoming more introverted & curmudgeonly as I get older and I don't get out much. So Litsy is my connection with the world of stories that I don't have in my real life. It's important to me & my intellectual/emotional wellbeing. So thank you, fellow Littens, and read on!

Dragon 👍😀🎉 4w
Clwojick Congratulations! 🎊🎉 4w
AsYouWish Congrats!!!! 📚🎉📖🎊 4w
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TheSpineView Congrats! 4w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🥳 4w
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 4w
EH2018 Congrats ! 📚📚📚📚 4w
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 4w
Crazeedi Congrats!🎉🎉🎉 and I agree with you, getting older and not caring to go out and about, litsy is a lifeline! 4w
JohannaRose Congrats that‘s awesome! 👏🏻📚 4w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4w
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4w
Sungirl79 Congrats 🎉🎉🎉👏👏 4w
Freespirit Congrats. I love being at home the most too... 4w
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 4w
JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 4w
tracey38 I completely agree. The older I get, the more I just want to be a hermit and Litsy is a lifesaver! Love this group! 4w
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Image is not mine - I nicked it off of t'internet. Soz if it's yours 😉😜

Well, I didn't like this anywhere near as much as everyone else in the world seemed to. Nor did I find it particularly tear-jerking - there are a few moments of genuine poignancy & profundity but all the upset & pain was just laid on way too thick & I was merely exhausted and/or irritated by it rather than moved. Plus I found the quality of the writing...cont. in comments

readingjedi ...er, don't shoot me, of questionable quality. Some of the dialogue was high cringe/cheese factor & a lot of what went on seemed far-fetched, unbelievable, a little silly even. The wedding in Vegas? Didn't buy it, lost the whole thing credibility. The issue it tackled was worthy & in part interestingly explored - and I DID like the ending. But I hated the Ellen letters (too YA). Too melodramatic & chick litty for me. 4w
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My 1st experience of Pierce & I found it more middle grade than the YA I was expecting. Similarities with HP thematically but also the writing has the similar quality of easy readability as Rowling's. It's not particularly sophisticated but has a rhythm that is seductive and absorbing. While I see how this is a set-up for the trilogy and appreciate that this is quality fantasy .... cont. in comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi ....in terms of the world building, imagination, lack of the dreaded 'cheese' factor, & it will appeal to a huge audience, nowt much actually happens in this outing. And while it is so tightly written that it didn't feel boring, I was aware that what i was reading was just the daily tribulations of a school boy albeit a magical one & I longed for a little more real action or genuine intrigue. 1mo
CoffeeK8 If it helps, this is a prequel to her Immortals Series where Numair plays a big role as an adult. I haven‘t read this one yet, so I don‘t know how it stacks up to the original series. 1mo
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Shameless | Lex Martin
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I remember lamenting how behind I was when this figure was a mere 50! 😱😳😱 #Netgalley I love you, I really do, but boy are you keeping me busy! At the current rate of 3-4 books a month this Mount ToBeRead is gonna take some climbing! 😳😱😳

Note to self: stop requesting books! I repeat STOP REQUESTING BOOKS!!!

At least I'm not buying as many books though, right? Gotta look for the positives! 🤣🤣🤣

DGRachel I thought my backlog was bad. 😱 😂 1mo
readingjedi @DGRachel As problems go it's a pretty nice one to have 😉😂 1mo
Clwojick I have over 450 on NetGalley, so your number still isn‘t too bad. 😂😂😂 4w
readingjedi @Clwojick Omg, that's a LOT of books! But if they keep giving you free book, what you gonna say? No thanks, I have enough already?!? Er, no! More free books please! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Clwojick Exactly! I can NOT refuse free books lol 4w
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Mehso-so

Not my first choice of genre/subject matter but the writing is solid & engaging. However, I really didn't connect with it at all. The storyline builds but never quite peaks & I felt the ending was weak. Disliked the characters so didn't feel the necessary sympathy to engage fully with the narrative. There are some moments of poignancy that are touching and thought provoking so don't regret reading it.

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I Want My Mummy! | Tracey Corderoy
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The message of this book is probably a little young for my school aged daughter - Arthur the mouse doesn't want to be apart from his mother but Granny comes to the rescue & assuages his anxieties with love & fun.

But Alison Edgson's illustrations are just so stinking CUTE! Arthur is just so expressive, demonstrating all the emotions familiar to any parent of a toddler - anxiety, defiance, frustration and joy. He's just so sweet!

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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It's late! I'm tired! Do I go to bed? No, I start a new book!

With thanks to #netgalley for this book

And no thanks to #netgalley for how much I will resemble a zombie on tomorrow's school run 😉

KatieDid927 Ooo and that‘s a real good one. 1mo
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I picked this book from the library for my almost 5 year old daughter & I love it so much I will be buying a copy for our own bookshelf. It tells of the magic of being a girl in a way that is inspiring & positive and designed to instill self worth & promote self love & respect. It is so simply yet beautifully done, so empowering, so full of wonder & joy. I just adore this message! ♀️❤♀️❤♀️❤♀️

LibrarianRyan Thanks. 1mo
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Feel like I've been a little M.I.A just recently. On Litsy and in life in general. School holidays are NOT good for my reading schedule and therefore not great for my emotional balance. Also not great for my emotional balance is my nearly 5 year old daughter who is every bit as stubborn, strong willed & opinionated as her mother! Oh my goddess!

So just wanted to check in and say hi, how you doing? What ya reading?

wanderinglynn 👋🏻 ☺️ 1mo
MallenNC Hi! Good luck finding that balance. I know it is hard. 1mo
JoScho Hanging in there! Happy to see you. I am reading an arc Lock Every Door. 1mo
jmtrivera Opinionated little ones are tricky, but we're glad to see you! 1mo
Fridameetslucy Been there! 1mo
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Little Bit Brave | Nicola Kinnear
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Bought this one for my daughter for Easter - she gets enough chocolate from everyone else! I love the illustrations in this one, sweet without being too cutesy. Along with the other book I got her, The Squirrels Who Squabbled, it has a gorgeous but unseasonal autumnal colour palette. But they were definitely on the Easter display in the bookshop! Never mind, it's still a lovely book.

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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New read tonight. Accompanied by some sea salt & Chardonnay wine vinegar crisps and a cold I.P.A.

AndreaLove I want to read this 1mo
readingjedi @AndreaLove I'm not far into it yet but there's a character called Atlas Corrigan and I want to have another baby just to name it that 😉🤣 1mo
JoScho This one is good! 💕 1mo
Reggie Lolol, yeah, the other guy‘s name is Ryle. Where did she come up with them? I loved this book and by the end I was a blubbering mess. Enjoy!! 1mo
NoConcernsForCarol An intense but really good read. 1mo
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

I love Selina Fenech's art and I am very excited that this colouring book is out now. I will be purchasing this beauty.

Book_Gobbler Oh my gosh! LOVE! Absolutely getting this one! ♥️♥️♥️😍😍😍👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
howjessreads Oooh pretty! 1mo
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Ploughing through this one. While I'm pretty sure this is my book (i.e. not borrowed), I'm also pretty sure I didn't buy it (not really my thing & I never buy hardbacks). Wasn't a gift & didn't steal it 😉 so must've come from publishers/somewhere else as a review copy. I've had it an age & I really cannot remember who sent me it. Feel slightly embarrassed....Thanks for the book anyway whoever it was 😜 It's big & heavy but I'm enjoying it!

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Not particularly seasonal as it's set in Autumn but my daughter & I love this book! The rhyming story is funny, great to read out loud & has a important message about sharing, cooperation & friendship. But it is Jim Field's illustrations that set it apart. His talent is given a much larger canvas than the characters and sparse scenes in the Oi! series allow. The autumnal landscape on the first page is really evocative - great stuff!

JennyM I have the bookmark of this from book depository. It looks a fun book the kids and me would also love 🐿 1mo
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Harry get a section all of his own in my local Waterstones.

TheBookKeepers Nice! 1mo
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#grateful21 @Eggs

Today I am grateful for

1. My health. I spoke with a friend today about a mutual friend who has terminal cancer. She's in her early 30s. I AM JUST RAGING AT THE UNFAIRNESS OF THIS
2. Brewdog Punk I.P.A. - currently easing the above pain
3. Ellada and her islands 🇬🇷💙🇬🇷💙🇬🇷💙🇬🇷💙🇬🇷

Freespirit Cancer stinks😓 I'd rage too... 2mo
tracey38 I just recently started working at a women's cancer center and it is so sad seeing what cancer does to people, young and old. 💙 2mo
Eggs I am sorry about your friend😞 I know how much cancer sucks, I‘m a survivor 💗 2mo
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readingjedi @tracey38 Thank you for work & dedication 💖 2mo
readingjedi @Eggs Thank you. I lost my parents to this foul thing. I hope it keeps away from you & you thrive survive be alive 💖💖💖 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm sorry about your friend. *hugs* 2mo
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. The 8os cos it had The Best Toys Ever. The 00s cos I partied HARD!
2. Kindle. It's a convenience thing.
3. Actually older (44) but mentally younger (18, 26 or 34 depending on how I feel 😉)
4. Yes. About 30 or so miles. Not entirely sure how I feel about that...🤔
5. I'm spreading as I type. No, no, that sounds all kinds of wrong....😳 The love, I'm spreading the love...

TK421 Yes! The 80s had some great toys! 2mo
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Why Does Patriarchy Persist? | Carol Gilligan, Naomi Snider
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Mehso-so

While this book has some original and genuinely illuminating things to say, I'm slightly bemused by the delivery. The language, while being easily accessible, seems...idk...dumbed down for a piece of academic writing. And boy does it repeat itself! The same point is made over & over just with different words. I found this annoying as it didn't advance/develop the argument any & as a reader I felt patronized - I got what you meant the first time!

GypsyKat That kind of thing drives me nuts, too! 2mo
Zelma I‘m convinced that a large number of nonfiction books should really be a long article or series of articles. Too many are padded or repetitive to argument book-length. 2mo
readordierachel What @Zelma said 👆🏽 Some topics/writers are better suited for short form 2mo
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Resin | Ane Riel
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Omg *shudders* this is grim, creepy, tense, disturbing, sickening....all that good stuff! This is a brief but oh so affecting read, the horror of it crawling slowly but surely across your skin. The skill of the author is in the way that the monsters, of which there are undoubtedly several, are presented as loving, loved, decent human beings who had bad things happen to them. The weirdness, the downright wickedness, is presented as being ... ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi ...so reasonable, so justifiable. And that makes it even more shocking. Liv is such an intriguing character - is she just an innocent bystander/victim? The twist right at the end is an absolute doozy. 2mo
C.Perone Great review! Couldn't Not stack this one 2mo
readingjedi @C.Perone Thanks 😊 2mo
minkyb Love this review! 1mo
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#grateful21 @Eggs

Today I am grateful for

1. My high-speed 5G broadband internet connection
2. My BS deflecting sense of humour
3. Coffee

Eggs “BS deflecting” 😂 love it!! Like a shield 2mo
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The Way of All Flesh | Ambrose Parry
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Getting Hamilton tickets!!! Or just Lin-Manuel Miranda in general...sigh 🤩😍🤩
2. In a discount shoe shop. I lasted a day 😂🤔
3. Children of the Earth. It was a little amateurish.
4. Not really my favourite genre so don't have many to choose from. The Way Of All Flesh was fun.
5. Er, can't remember any off the top of my head but join in y'all! (If you want to, no pressure 😉)

MoonWitch94 Yessss Hamilton!! What a great dream 🎭 2mo
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Peep Inside a Castle | Anna Milbourne
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Gosh, these books were some of my best buys. My daughter loved them from about 18 months and they still get looked at now at nearly 5! Her favourite is the castle one especially the page where you 'dress' the knight in his armour. My favourite is the night time one as one of the flaps reveals a mother with a crying baby, awake in the wee small hours! #weloveusbornebooks

zsuzsanna_reads Great recommendation - I've got a 12 month old daughter! 2mo
mrsmarch I have the nighttime one. River was terrified of going to sleep at night so I was trying everything to help her get comfortable. 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
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#grateful21 @Eggs

Today I am grateful for

1. Sunshine through my window
2. My daughter
3. Amazon Prime

JoScho Yes Amazon Prime!!! 2mo
Crazeedi Double YES!!!Amazon prime!😁 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🤗💗 2mo
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The Definition Of Us | Sarah Harris
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A fairly weak So-So. Fans of Rowell & Green might feel short changed as this falls woefully short of their benchmark in both writing skills & accessing the teenage-centric feels that Mr Green especially can tap with such aplomb. Worthy issues but the execution was plagued with a glibness that was undermining. Utterly unconvincing teenagers. Inane dialogue. Lifeless romance. Exploration of mental health issues superficial.

minkyb Another excellent review. Impressive due to word limit! 1mo
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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I got Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler from my daughter for Mother's Day.

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Scochrane26 So cute! 2mo
DivineDiana Love! ❤️❤️ 2mo
Kerrioke Aww, cute! ❤️❤️ 2mo
DGRachel I love those! 2mo
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Starting this one today. With thanks to #netgalley for this book.

Think it's a prequel to an existing series...which I haven't read. So I'm either gonna be clueless & confused or intriguing & hooked into another series - as if my TBR schedule isn't crammed enough!

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#grateful21

Today I am grateful for

1. The fact that we live a 5 minute walk away from my daughter's school. It is raining a lot right now.
2. My vintage fishtail parka. It kept me warm & dry on the school run.
3. Star Wars.

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗👍🏼❤️ 2mo
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#grateful21 @Eggs

This is a wonderful idea! Today I am grateful for

1. My warm fluffy dressing gown 😜
2. Waking up without a headache 😎
3. Lin-Manuel Miranda 😍

CBee #3 ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
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They don't make books like this anymore.

Freespirit I love old books too.... 2mo
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One of the cabinets in the library at my beloved Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire. Outfit in foreground was worn by Renee Zellweger in the movie Miss Potter.

AutumnRLS Those shelves! 2mo
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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I love Saga. I love The Will.

By the way, did I mention....

I LOVE SAGA!!!!!!!!! 🤪😱😜🤪😱😜🤪😱😜🤪😱😜

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Children of The Earth | E. J. Jackson
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Oh dear. After a previous post stating how rarely I DNF, I find myself doing just that. This #Netgalley book was just not doing it for me. I'll leave it at that .... 😳

Darklunarose Sometimes you just have to put a book down and walk away. 2mo
CouronneDhiver ☝🏽 truth! 2mo
Dietz123 Life is too short for bad reading. I DNF frequently. 2mo
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Capricorn, the sea goat. Apt as I'm salty & will eat anything!
2. Today my 4 year old daughter got a Certificate of Achievement for her knowledge of healthy eating.
3. It is extremely rare for me to DNF. Hopeless optimist that I am, I can't risk missing the mind blowing twist I'm certain must be coming anytime soon. However, the above was execrable.
4. Local country park, picnic, fresh air, mud.
5. 😘😍😘😍😘

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Children of The Earth | E. J. Jackson
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Just starting this one- another one of those #Netgalley books that I can't remember anything about!

But I am intrigued by the introduction. The author has Autism and he resisted the suggestions to edit his work to "make it more accessible to the neurotypical reader." The plot sounds good too.

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