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teainthelibrary

teainthelibrary

Joined August 2016

Californian in the UK. Librarian. Addicted to caffeine. 📚 2020: 50/70
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Woke up and before I could even get out my PJs and make a cup of coffee, I picked this book up again. It‘s seriously good - I can‘t put it down!

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Starting this one today 🤓 Paired with Dunkin‘ because.. it‘s what America runs on ☕️

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Mehso-so

This one is so hard to rate and review - the subject matter is of immense interest to me, but I found it hard to stay engaged. The book was long, dense, and over written. A few parts stand out to me, but it felt like my mind was drifting for most of it. I learned a lot, but it also took me 3 months to read so I am glad to be finished with it!

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Suddenly You | Lisa Kleypas
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🎧 - I am obsessed with this one! It was so good to listen to on audio (headphones must be worn at all times and prepare to blush) and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing. It was one of those romances where it just makes your chest ache. There was a moment at the end which kind of shook me, but besides that, I loved the story, the characters, all of it. So well done. 💕

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Another rainy morning here in England ☔️ I don‘t mind because it‘s giving me PNW vibes and I. LOVE. IT.

I just started Finding Dorothy last night and am thoroughly intrigued by it. The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies, so I‘m looking forward to diving into it further! 🌀💚

megnews I loved this one 💚 1y
teainthelibrary @megnews so good to hear! I‘m only about 100 pages in, but enjoying it so far. 1y
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A really great account of the creation of Disneyland but also it‘s influence on American culture, both home and abroad. I loved all of the little details - it gave me the same feeling I get whenever I visit Disneyland.. excitement and nostalgia all mixed into one. It did drag at parts, but mostly I found it utterly fascinating.

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Today‘s #QuarantineRead 🦠📚

I‘ve lost all concept of time. A cup of coffee in the bath at 9:30pm.. no problem! ☕️

I‘m also on a bit of a Disneyland kick! I‘m just adoring Disney‘s Land, which dives in deep to the history of the park and all the people who made it happen. I‘m loving all of the background stories about all of the rides and attractions. It‘s so much fun! 🏰💗

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Saga #10 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Rereading these for... reasons. 😉

(One of them being that #BingeMode will be covering the entire series soon!) 💚

Kimberlone 🤣 I also love Binge Mode! I‘ve still not got to reading this series though... 2y
teainthelibrary @Kimberlone ahh, you have to! They are my favorite 🥰 I‘m relistening to the Game of Thrones and Harry Potter episodes of Binge Mode.. my quarantine saving grace at this point 😂 2y
hes7 I‘m planning to reread this series this month, too (even though the way it ends for more is just cruel 😒). 2y
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Today‘s #QuarantineRead 🦠📚

I am OBSESSED with this adorable romance - particularly the fact that Chloe has fibromyalgia but the plot doesn‘t revolve around it; it‘s a beautiful representation. I love the banter, as well as Talia Hibbert‘s writing. Just amazing. Paired with last night‘s prawn crackers because I have no standards anymore. 🤷🏽‍♀️✌🏼

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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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Today‘s #QuarantineRead 🦠📚

I‘m finally tackling my never ending #TBR pile. First up, Hannibal Lecter. The Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorite movies so I‘m super excited for this! I sat down with it about an hour ago and I‘m already 100 pages in 😬 I‘m loving all of the suspense and the anxiety. 💀

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Next up on audio 🎧

I lovedddd Meg Cabot when I was young, but have never read any of her adult stuff - I‘m looking forward to this and hoping it will take my mind off of being stuck inside! 💖

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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🎧- A super cute and light listen. I loved the characters, the setting, and all of the banter. I was actively rooting for the main characters to get together, but also for all of the friendships that were forming on the side. Great character development and plenty of romance. An excellent #QuarantineRead ❤️

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Today‘s #QuarantineRead 🦠📚

I‘m finally working from home - bless the British Museum for taking this long - but it‘s a bit hard to be a librarian without a library!

Hope everyone is staying sane and healthy 💓

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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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When the book you‘re reading matches where you work 😍🏛 #BritishMuseum

Fridameetslucy Lucky lady! 2y
Geenie 💕 super 😎 2y
Nute Sweet! 2y
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Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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I first read Lady Chatterley‘s Lover when I was 20 - to me, it was one of those Very Important Books. I felt like it really changed my life. Since then, I‘ve held it in such high regard & have always been afraid to pick it up again lest it doesn‘t hold up. A whole decade later I finally did & thank goodness for that - I found it just as intense, powerful, & emotional as I did then. Life has changed, & so have I, but I‘m glad this book didn‘t.

rachelm I should reread this one 2y
LeahBergen What @rachelm said! 2y
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Yikes.

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Janis: Her Life and Music | Holly George-Warren
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When I was growing up, Janis was always on in our house. She is still my favorite to listen to. I am so happy to be starting this 💜

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It‘s been a weird, long, and exhausting week. Is winter almost over yet? 😭

Spending my Sunday morning with some yummy coffee I brought back from Washington and one of my favorite comfort reads 💕

LeafingThroughLife Love your mug! 😄 2y
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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JVN is a gorgeous human being - in his memoir, he tries to clarify the differences between his public persona and who he is. He uncovers his past and how that has made him who he is today. After reading, I found myself loving him even more. He‘s a bright light, we don‘t deserve him.

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“Loaded phrases slamming into each other with sufficient force could detonate into real violence; slogans are not mere words when they create political realities.“

Behold, America covers the history of the terms 'America First' and the 'American Dream' and how they often encourage toxic patriotism and violence and suppression against people deemed 'un-American'.

I thought this quote was particularly timely and relevant.

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Storm Brendan is picking up here in the UK, and I thought it was a good idea to pick this up 😭 All I can say is.. WTF?! Sooo good, but also so wrong. It was deliciously creepy with well timed suspense and a killer twist at the end. I haven‘t quite been able to wrap my mind around it, but it‘s definitely affected me. A great reading experience!

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Another hefty #weeklyforecast 😂

📚 Little Women - start
📖 The Moon - reach halfway
📚 Over the Top - start and finish
📖 Behold America - start and finish
📚 The Fiery across - reach ch. 30
📖 The Fellowship of the Ring - keep up with #FellowshipofTolkien schedule
📚 I‘m Thinking of Ending Things - start

Good thing about Dry and No-Spend January is there‘s lots of time for reading! 🤓

readordierachel That edition of Little Women is so pretty 😍 2y
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LotRChapterADay

I‘m thinking about transitions as I read this next chapter. The hobbits have now transitioned into a new part of their journey - they have left the Shire and entered the realm of the Big People, while also making a physical transition as they enter through the gate to Bree.

We‘re coming up on some of my favorite parts of this book; I‘m ready for my fictional man love to make his appearance! 😍

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Strider ❤️ 2y
Daisey Great point about this being a moment of major transition, and I‘m also so looking forward to Strider entering the story! 2y
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My first #bookreport ☺️

📚 I finished AND started all the books I wanted to;
📖 Made progress on that chonky Outlander book;
📚 Kept up with #FellowshipOfTolkien !

I‘m pretty lucky that commuting into London gives me loads of time to read 🍀

Linsy Great pic! 2y
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I love Lindy West - we are so lucky to have her. The Witches Are Coming is full of anger and yet, Lindy still find space to be funny and relatable. There were a few essays which didn‘t resonate with me as much but the vast majority did. I love her writing style, which feels more like I‘m having coffee and ranting with an old friend. She‘s talented and so inspiring - I can‘t wait to see what she does next.

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Not my favorite of Christina Lauren‘s but still incredibly sweet and funny. I loved the characters and their banter, but like her (their?) other books, the ending felt a bit rushed. The love story still made me swoon, though, and I devoured the entire book in 2 days. ❤️

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Inspired by @monalyisha ☺️

Can‘t think of a better author to read in the tub, to be honest 😉

Graciouswarriorprincess Relaxing! I love the colors in the tub! 2y
rachelsbrittain This looks amazingly relaxing 2y
monalyisha YES! 🙌🏻🛁🌈 2y
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readordierachel That bathwater is gorgeous! 2y
teainthelibrary @Graciouswarriorprincess @rachelsbrittain @readordierachel thank you!! Its the Lord of Misrule bomb from Lush 😍 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @teainthelibrary I will have to look for it. Do you like the Lush bombs? Are they hard to clean from the tub? 2y
teainthelibrary @Graciouswarriorprincess not usually unless they have oils in them! Then it can get a bit slippery for a little. I‘ve never had any of them stain my tubs, though. I actually prefer Lush‘s bubble bars - you can stretch them over a few baths and they feel like more value for your money 🙃 2y
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LotRChapterADay - A Conspiracy Unmasked

As I read today‘s chapter, I put on the LOTR soundtrack in the background & it got me thinking about how the books were adapted for the screen.

It‘s chapters like this one (& other ones to come 🙃) which I would have loved to have seen in the films. I want to see Buckland and get creeped out by the Black Riders crawling and sniffing. I always forget how much is left out!

Kenyazero I was thinking about that too. It's a shame they have to make so many changes to adapt something this long to the screen. So many great scenes that would have been fun to watch! 2y
dodgygothbint I wish they'd kept Tom Bombadil and the barrow wights in! 2y
Linsy I haven't actually seen much of the movies and this makes me glad. I have so much to look forward to! Too bad they didn't include these parts though -- they would be so great visually! 2y
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As if I wasn‘t already mad at the world, I had to go and read this book - now I‘m even more mad. Mad as hell! 😡 Seriously, Perez has done some serious research and the result is an amazingly well written and powerful book that will make you question the entire world around you. Or, if you‘re like me it will confirm everything you felt to begin with. 🤷🏽‍♀️ A must read!

Itchyfeetreader This was probably my read of the year last year 2y
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#FellowshipOfTolkien #LotRChapterADay - Three is Company

I loved this chapter - it expertly weaves together the tension & fear caused by the Black Riders with the meandering beauty of the Shire & the ethereal mysticism of the Elves. You feel both at home as you explore the Shire, but also nervous about every sound & shadow.

Today was a rough day for me (first day back at work), so it was a delight to come home & fall back into Middle Earth 💚

readordierachel Hope tomorrow is better 💕 2y
Daisey Completely agree with what you said about the combination of moods in this chapter. 2y
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This is a great introduction into astronomy and an awesome look into our own solar system. 🌎 It made me feel small in the best kind of way! I was surprised at how much I knew and how much I *didn‘t* know. The universe is crazy! ☄️💫 I love that it‘s written simply but still includes science. Definitely not a fan of all the Pluto bashing though, and I‘m not sure I can get over the author voting to take away its planetary status! 😡

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A very ambitious #WeeklyForecast:

📚 The Fiery Cross - finish pt. 1
📖 The Fellowship of the Ring - keep up with #FellowshipOfTolkien schedule
📚 The Witches are Coming - finish
📖 The Secret Lives of Planets - finish
📚 Invisible Women - finish
📖 My Favorite Half-Night Stand - start
📚 The Moon - start

That should keep me busy, should it not?! 😂

teainthelibrary Thank you to @DGRachel for taking the time to explain to me how this all works! 🥰 2y
DGRachel You‘re welcome! Good luck! 2y
Literary_Siren I think I‘m going to join in on the #FellowshipOfTolkien too! It‘s been years since I‘ve read the books! I kind of wish they had started with The Hobbit though! Is it a chapter per day or per week? 2y
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Daisey @teainthelibrary That is quite an ambitious list! 2y
Daisey @Literary_Siren We‘re reading a chapter a day and we read The Hobbit in December. If you scroll back through the hashtag, it shouldn‘t take long to find a schedule. Glad to have you join us! 2y
teainthelibrary @Literary_Siren please join us! It‘s a chapter a day for the month of January - if you click the hashtag you should be able to find the schedule! It‘s been awhile for me too - I used to reread them every year or so but haven‘t in a long time so this will be nice 🙃 2y
teainthelibrary @Daisey it is! 😫 I commute by train though so I get a lot of reading time 😉 2y
Literary_Siren @Daisey @teainthelibrary I just finished the prologue and have started the first chapter. I‘m excited! (I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the prologue before.) 2y
teainthelibrary @Literary_Siren i loveee the prologue! Mostly because I relate strongly to hobbits 😂 what did you think?? 2y
Literary_Siren I gained a lot of new information! I haven‘t read anything beyond The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I‘ve attempted to read the Silmarillion but never make it very far. I definitely want to read all the histories and extra stories of Middle Earth! Maybe I‘ll get to this year. 2y
readordierachel Wow, that Gabaldon is enormous! 2y
teainthelibrary @Literary_Siren I do too! I'm really interested in the history and the lore but sometimes the language and the prose can make reading difficult. Maybe we can tackle something after the trilogy! 2y
teainthelibrary @readordierachel ahhhh it really is! Fingers crossed I finish it before the new season is released! 2y
Literary_Siren Absolutely! I‘m a little disappointed that I missed the history of middle earth read along last year. I think tackling it chapter by chapter would be awesome! 2y
Linsy Impressive! 2y
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I got the Sunday blues ☔️ It‘s been dark over here in England all. day. long. On my 4th cup of coffee, but not feeling any perkier! So I‘m spending my afternoon in bed, catching up on #FellowshipOfTolkien 💙

TheSpineView Grey days are best spent reading! ☔ 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love your mug! I‘m listening to a bit of rain from the comfort of my bed - and I‘m so glad! 2y
teainthelibrary @TheSpineView I agree, but sometimes it really bugs my eyes?! It feels like theres just not enough light for me 😭 2y
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teainthelibrary @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you! I love all of the Disney mugs from starbucks 😍 Are you in the UK as well? 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @teainthelibrary, ooh, hadn‘t realised that they are Starbucks mugs! No, I‘m in Australia- we need the rain ☔️ 2y
teainthelibrary @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes, you do! Hope you're well over there and sending good thoughts your way 💜 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @teainthelibrary, it‘s pretty scary at the moment - air quality is really bad and I‘m not anywhere near the fires. 2y
Linsy The best balm to any heart! Well, at least a reader's ❤ 2y
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I‘m super excited to join in on the Lord of the Rings readalong! 🥰 It‘ll be awesome company as I trudge through Dry (and Broke As Hell) January. 😭 Starting with my favorite prologue of any book 🙃
#FellowshipOfTolkien #JRRTolkien #YearsOfTolkien

JazzFeathers I'm so happy to hear some love for the Prologue 😃 2y
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Wow.. I‘m feeling uncomfortable with how much I liked this book. The writing is beautiful, but it‘s the story and the characters that really punch you in the gut. It‘s been several hours since finishing it, but it‘s still on my mind. 100%, a must read.

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Happy New Year, fellow littens! 🥳 I smashed my reading goal in 2019 and am looking forward to all. the. books. in 2020! 📚 Starting with this one, which was highly recommended by my sister in law.

What are you reading goals this year? 📖 I have a goal of 70 books but am also wanting to read more nonfiction and be more active on here. 🤞🏼

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Back home in California 🥰 I woke up feeling relaxed and refreshed and ready to take on this massive story! Let‘s go ✌🏼

Freespirit Huge book!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oh my goodness! How many pages is it?? 2y
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous bathroom! 2y
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Almost Adults | Ali Pantony
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In 2012, I left California to study in Italy for a year - I came home with two of the best friends I‘d ever met. Since then, we‘ve scattered across Europe - London, Berlin, Madrid - but their love has always remained constant. Almost Adults went straight to my heart as a remainder of how important they are to me. It was fresh, funny, sad, and hopeful. I saw myself and my girlfriends in it and enjoyed every minute. A true testament to friendship.❤️

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I really, really enjoyed this epic romance! Similar to Outlander, it‘s sprawling, rich, and dramatic with a strong love story. Sara Donati has created amazing and well written characters, within a beautiful setting. I savored this story. I‘m excited for the second book!

Kimberlone Did you notice the Outlander connection in this book? I also really liked this book, but for some reason haven‘t been inclined to continue with the series. 2y
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Next up in nonfiction 🤓📚

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A beautiful and dazzling novella that I know will stick with me for awhile. I was in constant awe as I meandered my way through this book. It‘s one of those delicious stories that you‘re afraid to read too quickly for fear of finishing. It‘s definitely given me a book hangover! I had never heard of Becky Chambers before this so I‘m anxious to read more of her work! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me 🌎💫

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Good morning, Cornwall ☀️🌊

TheAromaofBooks I love this cover series! 2y
Leftcoastzen Love the view! 2y
eraderneely I‘m reading Rebecca at the moment and desperately wishing I was in Cornwall. 2y
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Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous view! 2y
teainthelibrary @eraderneely we drove through some of the foggy moods and it definitely made me want to pick up Rebecca again! How are you finding it? 2y
teainthelibrary @TheAromaofBooks same! They look so cute all together 🙃 2y
teainthelibrary @Leftcoastzen @Chelsea.Poole right?! I love all the views in Cornwall! 2y
eraderneely You know, it isn‘t going where I thought it would go. I‘m really curious how it ends, I think that will make or break it for me. 2y
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Hands down, one of the best memoirs I‘ve ever read. The Honey Bus takes place in the 70s in Big Sur, CA and focuses on a young girl‘s turbulent childhood, and how the guidance of her beekeeper grandfather healed her. Reading this, I learned so much about bees but I also found myself completely entranced by Meredith‘s story and her relationship with her grandpa. I laughed, smiled, and cried my way through - it was incredibly touching and beautiful.

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Is anything better than sitting in a cozy conservatory with coffee and a book while it rains outside?! Honestly. Loving Wales!!

Louise Sounds perfect! ✨ 2y
Slajaunie 💙💙💙 2y
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Feeling out of this world ✌🏼👽☄️💫

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100 pages in and I‘m in love with this stunning memoir and it‘s beautiful cover 🥰

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I honestly can‘t believe I‘ve never picked up anything by Colson Whitehead before this; amazing writing! This book was tough to get through - it was brutal and tragic. The ending made me cry like a baby. But the story is such an important and necessary one.. I think Whitehead did it justice.

JennyM I just finished this, too. Heartbreaking but beautifully written. Great review x 2y
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Very complicated feelings with this one - it brought up a lot of memories of my sister who was a single mom, and how difficult it was for her, and for us also. Reading this, I felt the same frustrations I felt then. I‘m not sure what I would rate it, to be honest. Stephanie Land is a good writer, no doubt, but her story lacked something. Was worth a read regardless.

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Incredibly fascinating and suspenseful, but also sooo tragic. Higginbotham did his research and presented it in a way that‘s easy to read but also overwhelming in its scope. It was worth the time - a must read.

Music pairing: (of course) https://open.spotify.com/album/5q53mBxAsq77kK9aCHcAtZ?si=CvzHYbg8SnSus7NxdWw48A

kaysworld1 I'm currently reading this 👍 it's a big one I've got a readathon this weekend going to try to put a dent in it. 2y
teainthelibrary @kayworld1 how are you doing with it? I didn't want to put it down! 2y
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Great book. Truly ahead of its time, with so many parallels to life and society today. For some reason, it took me awhile to get through it, but I loved it all the same. Is it worth carrying on with the rest of the series?

Severnmeadows Yes! 😊 2y
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