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Joined September 2016

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Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Okay y'all. I'm doing it.

cdreincarnate Let me know how it goes. It looks interesting, but it‘s such a doorstop I don‘t know when I‘d have time to read it. Going with the ebook seems like a solid choice. 2w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“He licked his lips. ‘Well, if you want my opinion-‘
‘I don‘t, ‘ She said. ‘I have my own.”

RIP Toni.💔

I've been crying a lot since the news. This week has been horrendous, but this was the hardest blow.

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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This is a strange magical realism book that's about this kid, told from the perspective of the primary adults in his life as well as a fantastical bogeyman. I honestly don't have a very good description and can't quite explain to you why it works but it does. Excellent contender for the Booker.

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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This is a strange magical realism book that's about this kid, told from the perspective of the primary adults in his life as well as a fantastical bogeyman. I honestly don't have a very good description and can't quite explain to you why it works but it does. Excellent contender for the Booker.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Happy #reversereadathon everybody! It's 5.30 AM here in India. Imma need some coffee to begin, but right now I'm a bit too cozy. Happy reading!

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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Happy Monday! Today's commute reading.

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I finished this in pretty much one sitting. I really enjoyed how this memoir was set up to mesh his fashion tips with his personal stuff. As a fellow desi queer, I related to and appreciated his discussions on mental health, colourism in the community, racism, etc. I also commend him for being very clear about the boundaries around his personal life, and that some things he wasn't going to put out publicly just for tragedy/pain porn consumption.

ErinSueMreads This is one of my favorites of the summer! 3mo
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Today's commute reading.

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This AM. 💕

Megabooks Hugs! That was me last year. It‘s frustrating, but books will be there and so will we. 💜 3mo
Readage My daily struggle articulated beautifully 3mo
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Mehso-so

Compelling courtroom drama, and a raw portrayal of parents of disabled kids. However, I'm not at all comfortable with the way the disabled kids in the book were portrayed - more an assortment of symptoms than personhood.

Jeannineth I felt the same. I could also tell it was a debut novel. I will read more by her though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ is my rating. 4mo
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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Got a little downtime before a meeting so trying to cheer myself up on this shit fest of a Monday.

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Travel reading.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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What a fantastic sophomore novel. Acevedo continues to amaze.

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I don't remember the last book I read that's so perfectly my wheelhouse. Evocative writing. Heartbreaking confessional.

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Taking a page out of @xicanti's book and got Edgar to pose. This book was a weird trip, I was into it.

xicanti HI, EDGAR!!!!! 4mo
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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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I was completely absorbed by this book - I really enjoyed how the author tied up the magical realism elements with the various character relationships. Kinda iffy about the step-sibling incest though.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I really liked this one too! 5mo
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Small Country | Gael Faye
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Oh this was so good. I don't actually know much about Rwandan and Burundi history and civil war strife but it was so illuminating to follow the main character's arc as shit falls apart around him.

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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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Most wonderful Saturday night.

merelybookish Wow! What speed are you listening to your audiobooks? 5mo
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Small Country | Gael Faye
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Small Country | Gael Faye
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Hoping being in Chicago restores my reading mojo.

kim.guernsey yay Chicago! 5mo
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Excellent holds coming through today!

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Sunday reading.

Weaponxgirl I loved this book, hope you feel the same way 😊 9mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Another round of @24in48readathon in the books! As always, it was so much fun reading and chatting with fellow booknerds all through the weekend. Cheers to @Rachel, @kristenlcoates, and @kerry for making this happen - y'all are rockstars. Until next time, happy reading! #24in48

Lola Well done!!!!! 🙌🏻 9mo
Bookish.SAM Congrats! 9mo
vivastory Congratulations! 🎉👏📚 9mo
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Eyelit Excellent! 9mo
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Kalalalatja Well done! 9mo
Megabooks 🎉🎉🙌🙌📚📚👍🏻👍🏻🥳🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻🎊 9mo
PurpleyPumpkin Wow, well done you!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 9mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 9mo
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Morning book peeps! It's officially day 2 of @24in48, and I'm picking up where I left off. I anticipate a day fueled by caffeine. Hope y'all are having as much fun as I am!

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A huge theme of this book is guilt, something that deeply resonated with me and my own history. The three sisters are deeply flawed and the adversities in their lives bring out the best and worst in them. The resolution of the novel isn't perfect, but it's an exercise to just get on the road to healing.

k.reads.5 Great review. I'm really looking forward to this one. 9mo
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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My collection at my new place is pretty modest, but I made sure to bring over some of my faves. #24in48

parttimedomestic Love that shirt! ❤️ 9mo
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Mehso-so

I think I would have been really into this book back when I didn't know a lot about feminism, but it was hard for me to be enamored by the whole white-woman-college-student-looks-upto-second-wave-feminist-mentor-and-is-grossly-misguided-in-her-idealism thing. I was actually more riveted by the arcs of a couple of the secondary characters. Also, the writing meandered a bit. Just wasn't for me.

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All of Arceneaux's grappling with religion, faith, and its implications on his identity as well as its impact on his relationship with his family were very relatable. Here for his wit and his rage. #24in48

Weaponxgirl I loved this too ❤️ 9mo
SamanthaMarie Stacked!! 9mo
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Pulled this quote for the Hour 6 challenge. #24in48

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Aaaaaaand we‘re off, happy @24in48 everybody! Kicking it off with the last 150 pages of this book. #24in48

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Aaaaaaand we‘re off, happy @24in48 everybody! Kicking it off with the last 150 pages of this book. #24in48

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If You Come Softly | Jacqueline Woodson
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I was wholly unprepared for that ending and oh my heart Jeremiah 💔 Jacqueline Woodson's writing is as always, beautiful.

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If You Come Softly | Jacqueline Woodson
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Somehow I've managed to develop a cold in the middle of the night and can't seem to go back to sleep. So I've busted out this quick read.

Also, I really like Libby's audiobook interface.

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Sooo, I'm about 50 pages in and the writing is kinda throwing me off. I'll keep reading because I'd like to see where it's going. If you've read this one, thoughts?

Owlizabeth I really enjoyed it and it was my first Wolitzer. 9mo
irre I really liked the audio. 9mo
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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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This poor woman's parents did a number on her. Especially Steve Jobs. I knew he was an asshole but wow he was SUCH an asshole. I feel so sorry for Lisa, and keep having ridiculous mean Steve Jobs nightmares because I listen to this right before I go to bed at night.

Bookladylinda I have this one on my TBR 9mo
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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Bless audiobooks for long commutes.

Julsmarshall Amen! 9mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Sunday moment of zen.

Bklover Perfect 👌 9mo
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A Rainbow of My Own | Don Freeman
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Staying on brand on this Friday night out.

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Greatest Love Story Ever Told: An Oral History | Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally
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I'm so glad I'm listening to this on audio, they're funny and sweet with each other.

8little_paws Yes it's perfect on audio and I can't imagine otherwise! 10mo
Hannah_Haymond I looooove this one! I did do the print edition but once I finished I put the audio book on hold at the library 10mo
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I couldn't sleep so I made my way through this book. I love these affirmations, they've been a source of comfort and inspiration. Great start to 2019. 💙

daniwithtea I got this for Christmas and have been reading one in the morning and one at night - a little brightness in my day :) 10mo
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I took a very laissez-faire approach to reading in 2018, and it taught me that I'm better off with goals and prompts. So this year I'm back to doing the @bookriot Read Harder, @thereadingwomen list, as well as a @goodreads goal.

The process of choosing the first book of the year is both enjoyable and tricky, and I finally settled on this much-talked about 2018 release.

Here's wishing all of you a fabulous reading year. Yay books! ✨

EchoLogical I want to complete two challenges but I haven't picked any yet. I'm thinking #popsugar and one more. 10mo
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Beach, book, and beer. 🏖️📚🍻

8little_paws Omgggggg I want to go to there SO BAD 10mo
Bklover This looks amazing! Enjoy yourself! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yes please 👙🌴☀️🏄🏽‍♀️ 10mo
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"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have." - Eckhart Tolle

Mrsann2000 Odat for sure! 12mo
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Murder Most Unladylike | Robin Stevens
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Sunday nights are the best time to start murder mysteries, no?

cdreincarnate Start, yes. Finish, not so much. 12mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Shoutout to @estellasrevenge , @capriciousreader , and the other hosts of @DeweysReadathon for another wonderful #readathon. Mine was quieter and more laidback than usual, but I loved sharing this day with my fellow readers worldwide. So much love to all of you. 😍❤️🥂

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In the Vanishers Palace | Aliette de Bodard
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Gorgeous queer retelling of Beauty and the Beast. 😍

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The Young Queens | Kendare Blake
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Kicked off this morning with a short novella. I love this series so much, it's super suspenseful and exciting and I can't 2ait to get my hands on the next one. #readathon

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Gorgeous prose, but inconcistencies with the voices of the various characters, specifically Phoebe. I guess this was a case of the hype not meeting expectations. I was engaged and intrigued enough to want to read more of her writing in the future.

One book down for #readathon.

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Linsy Great pic! 12mo
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TW: Sexual assault

It feels like different parts of the world are burning for so many reasons, and I‘m exercising my privilege to stay away from the internet/news as much as I can after being triggered a whole bunch this week. My heart goes out to survivors, those who have been able to share their stories, and those who haven‘t. I believe each and every one of you.

Meanwhile, I‘m trying to seek comfort from a reliable source. Love to you all.❤️

Amiable Beautifully said 12mo
WhatDeeReads Take care of yourself. Love you. 12mo
Suet624 It‘s such a tough time right now. 12mo
LiteraryinLititz Very well said. 💗 12mo
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