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willaful

willaful

Joined April 2022

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As I Descended by Robin Talley
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An astonishing compendium of little known anti-semitic history that demonstrates how the common cultural narratives about Jewish people, even the most seemingly sensitive and sympathetic, do little to stop anti-semitism and might even encourage it.

I listened to the audiobook, which is fantastic. Xe Sands has an emotional resonance to her voice that was perfect for the text.

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This is James Baldwin, reviewing Langston Hughes in *1956*. Plus ça change, plus c‘est la même chose.

My second #bookspin book, a library book. I checked this out on a whim and read it in bits. It's a pretty interesting historical record. I especially enjoyed the reviews of all the “trashy“ books and writers, like Jackie Collins, because the reviewers wrote with such relish.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5d
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As I Descended | Robin Talley

It's such a page turner I'll probably keep reading but... it's a cruel book.

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I have such a book hangover from this! I'm not ready to start the sequel and nothing else seems worth reading.

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#bookspin : A graphic novel.

A gripping personal story about a German emigre trying to discover the degree of guilt of her relatives who were Nazis. Illustrated with drawings and collage art of historical documents. I found it hard to follow at times, and had mixed feelings about discussions of how the German people suffered after the war. Her encounters with people who are basically Holocaust fans are also very unnerving.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2w
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Angelica | Sharon Shinn
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“You have so many people to care for. I want to be the one who cares for you. I want to be the sweet voice in the dark that answers only to your call. I want to be your place of warmth and safety, your refuge and your home. I want to be the one you think of when every other thought is gone.“

“You are the thought,“ he said very low. His head was bent down; his eyes were closed. “You are that place. You are that voice.“

willaful I have to add to this... this book was in my memory as beloved for years, but I actually forgot almost everything about it except the central romance, and I am devastated that in the intervening years it was visited by the racism fairy. 😥 2w
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My #bookspin for May. I hope I'm doing this right! @TheAromaOfBooks

BkClubCare Looks to me like you have an excellent start. I can‘t wait to tomorrow to get my 🍭spin numbers 😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks Looks great!!!! I've added you to the tag list so you should get a notification tomorrow when I post the numbers!! 3w
willaful @TheAromaofBooks Awesome! Decisions made for me are the best! 😂 3w
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