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Roots: The Saga of an American Family | Alex Haley
The author shares the saga of an African American family that extends from his ancestor Kunta Kinte, an African brought to mid-eighteenth-century America as a slave, to himself.
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Andrew65
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#BookReport A disappointing week due to high level of work commitments.

Read a total of 1,264 pages and finished one book, Roots, although this was a book of 912 pages!And a favourite!

Next week may not be much better until after Friday anyway.

ljuliel That‘s pretty doggone good, considering you were so busy ! 3w
Crazeedi Disappointed??? You're a bit hard on yourself! You did great!! 3w
Andrew65 @ljuliel @Crazeedi I always am hard on myself! 😂 Just get frustrated when work gets in the way of reading. Only managed 3 hours 5 minutes today. 3w
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Crazeedi @Andrew65 I guess you work to read! 😉 that's one nice thing about retirement, I never had time to read like I wanted to 3w
Andrew65 @Crazeedi It does get in the way. Takes up time you want to read, then at the weekend when you have time to read makes you too tired to read. 💤 3w
TheAromaofBooks So annoying when work gets in the way of life!! 3w
Cinfhen Whoa!!!! I forgot how much of a #Chunkster Roots was!!!!! Great reading week 🙌🏻❤️ 3w
Andrew65 @Cinfhen Thanks, given everything else got in as much reading as I could. Roots was 30 hours of audiobook! 3w
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Andrew65
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Pickpick

What to say!!! Everyone should read this book! I have spent a week immersed in Kunta Kinte and his descendants‘ lives and at so many points it was heartbreaking. 😢 I both love this book, and hate it for the real experiences behind this book. We should all hold our heads in shame for allowing this depravity! We still haven‘t moved far enough, or fast enough, and need to fight racism with every fibre of our being! I intend to read his other books.

lele1432 I REALLY need to finally read this!! 💞 3w
Andrew65 @lele1432 The audio was awesome, read by Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko in Deep Space Nine if you remember that). He did such a great job but 30 hours of audio. 3w
Andrew65 Thanks @Ms_T for getting me to read this book. ❣️ 3w
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Ms_T I‘m so pleased you enjoyed this and I‘m sure it will stay with you for a long time. 3w
Andrew65 8 hrs and 6 mins for #24B4Monday 3w
UwannaPublishme Great review! I just started listening to this audiobook. Very disturbing and powerful. I adore being read to by the astounding Captain Sisko! 🖖🏻 3w
Andrew65 @UwannaPublishme Agree totally, great performance! 3w
AnansiGirl I *need* to make this one a priority to check off the tbr. 📚 3w
Andrew65 @AnansiGirl You do! 😊 3w
Texreader Great review 3w
CoverToCoverGirl A very powerful read for sure! 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Great review! 3w
Andrew65 @CoverToCoverGirl Most definitely. 3w
Rissreads Great review! 😊 3w
Andrew65 @Rissreads Thanks 😊👍 3w
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Andrew65
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Following @Ms_T ‘s great recommendation for this book I have started to listen to the book. I remember the tv series well but that was a LOT of years ago!

Ms_T I really, really, REALLY want you to love this 🤞🏻 4w
Andrew65 @Ms_T 😂 Me too. 4w
Amiable I loved this book when I read it years ago —I credit it with jumpstarting my lifelong interest in genealogy research! 4w
Andrew65 @Amiable Amazing the effect books can have. 4w
EadieB I remember watching the movie too! 4w
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LaraS
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This is definitely the book i thought of for today‘s #ancestors #screamathonphotochallenge prompt.

The scariest thing about this book is that it‘s true.

(Image credit https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-roots-run-... )

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Insightsintobooks
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Jee_HookedOnBookz My all time fav! 3mo
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LaraS
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Dear Roots,

You've been in our family so long, passed from house to house and generation to generation, read and re-read for decades. I thought we could spend some time together, but your pages started to crumble as soon as I picked you up off the shelf.

That's okay. I'll just tuck you back on the shelf so you can take a well deserved nap.

Rest in Peace, my old friend.

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Reviewsbylola
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Tonight was the opening night of our city‘s book sale. It‘s usually really good and I think it‘s good this time too but I was on a time crunch plus the people that come in at opening are cutthroat!

One of my exciting finds was one of this month‘s BOTM selections. I was going to choose it but skipped instead, and now I found it for a dollar. And that vintage Judy Blume box set! 🥰🥰🥰

LeahBergen I‘m one of those cutthroat people that line up. 😂😂😂 That Blume set is awesome! 7mo
batsy I loved that Pears book! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Clearly I am too but I don‘t have it in me to shove people out of the way. 😂 I‘m going back today when it should be easier to browse. @LeahBergen 7mo
BethFishReads Loved west with the night! 7mo
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I don‘t either! Yeesh. 7mo
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Ms_T
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1) A book that sweeps across the years, the decades and the centuries. A book which gets your emotions churning, is a chore to put down and once finished, stays with you always. The tagged title did all those.
2) Nothing - I‘m a tidy freak and don‘t like clutter.
3) No, I get all my recipes online.
4) Edgar Allen Poe
5) Anyone who wants to join in!

Thanks for the tag, @birdsong28 😘

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs #1 — yessss👍🏼😊 7mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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I'm considering hosting a Roots read along if I have enough interest. Who wants in? Tag other littens who may be interested too!
#ReadingRoots

Amiable I loved this book when I read it years ago. It kickstarted my hobby of doing genealogy research. 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Amiable it's one of my very favorite books! I love it so much, but I know it can be a bit intimidating to tackle a book so large alone. ❤ 8mo
Kaye Excellent book. 8mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@Chelleo I love how passionate you are about #blitsy- ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wannabe_Quijote I got one today too, @Chelleo It was such a nice surprise! 9mo
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Have you ever read about how much of his time and money has gone into promoting, not just literacy, but a true love of reading. This is a celebrity who has quietly spend his life helping people without drawing attention to his political opinions. I truly respect this man. ❤️

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I got to attend an event he spoke at once. It was an absolute joy. ❤️ 10mo
MaGoose I'd love to see him at an event. Have to Google him to see if there's a schedule of events for him. 9mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Thank-you @MolliesaurusRex for this wonderful #bhms #blitsyhistorymonthswap! I love the bookmarks, snacks and bag, and of course two books high on my wishlist 👏🥰 Thanks @Chelleo for hosting this swap. #blackhistorymonth

wordzie 😍🎉 10mo
Endowarrior21 I loved Roots 10mo
AmyG @Endowarrior21 I loved Roots, too. I remember being a kid when the series came out...it was groundbreaking....and wonderful. 10mo
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MolliesaurusRex @Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you like it!!! The bookmarks are all homemade, too. Lots of love went into them.😊❤️ I‘m doing GS cookie stuff so I haven‘t been able to open mine yet but I can‘t WAIT! 10mo
Gaylagal2 Very, very nice!❤️ 10mo
Chrissyreadit @MolliesaurusRex I LOVE the bookmarks! Hope your enjoying Cookie Season. I will not lie, I prefer buying to selling- I miss my daughter being a scout, but not cookie season 🤫How old is your daughter? 10mo
MolliesaurusRex @Chrissyreadit oh yeah, it‘s definitely craziness, especially since I‘m a leader in their troop, too. My stepdaughters are 5 & 6. Both daisies.🌼❤️😊 10mo
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Alone in the nights, though, he was so lonely and depressed, spending hours staring up into the darkness, that he felt as if he were falling in upon himself. It was like a sickness spreading within him. He was amazed and ashamed to realize that he felt the need for love.

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MrBook
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Picked up these two winners at #BAM! I like #bigbooks and I cannot lie. 😆😁😎😎📚📚📚

Have you read either one?!

karajay I haven't read either but have heard good things about both! 10mo
Melwilk I read Roots a long time ago. I loved it. 10mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Had started this one a couple of weeks ago, but really got into it last night.

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WanderingBookaneer
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My second successful #24in48 !

StephBengtson Awesome! 👏🏼 11mo
C.Perone Nice! 11mo
Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉😁 11mo
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Nessavamusic Grats!!! 11mo
DGRachel Congrats! 11mo
parttimedomestic Amazing job! 🎉 11mo
cariashley 👏👏👏 11mo
Mollyanna Congrats 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
dragondrool Hooray! 11mo
monkeygirlsmama So amazing! 11mo
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚🥳 11mo
RebL Way 2 go! 🙌🏼 11mo
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Bookish.SAM Congrats! 11mo
sprainedbrain Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Simona Congrats 👏👏👏 11mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 11mo
Kaye 🌟 11mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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My students are watching the new version of the series and I figured I may as well tackle this 30-hour behemoth.

4thhouseontheleft I read it a few years ago, it‘s excellent. 11mo
GingerAntics You got this. 11mo
Amiable Loved this book --read it in high school, and it kickstarted my lifelong interest in genealogy research. 11mo
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Skyler
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A little late on this, but I did alright in 2018. #yearinbooks

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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#IllAlwaysLoveThisBook because it was given to me by my dad. We're both book lovers. He has been asking me to read this book since forever lol but it looked so intimidating to me that I didn't read it until about 2 yrs ago or so (I think?), and my...what a brilliant biography. I'd say it's a must-read for all!
#ANewChapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Samplergal I remember reading that at the pool when it first came out. It was unputdownable! I got one heck of a sunburn that day, just on the front! 😂#presunblock 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Samplergal ahahahahahaha omg your comment had me ROFL!!! Yes it was for me too, totally put aside everything to finish it. Shed some tears too... 11mo
Crazeedi Oh this was a good one too! 11mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi I totally agree! ❤️❤️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome story ❤️ 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, Misty! 😘 11mo
Kaye Beautifully told story. Excellent. (edited) 11mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @kaye thank you, Julie! 😘 11mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 11mo
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Ms_T
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I‘m not a Goodreads member but that doesn‘t stop me participating 😜

📚 Longest book - A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth (1553 pages)

📚 Shortest book - The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe (56 pages including comments about the poem)

🎧 Overall favourite book - Roots by Alex Haley

#MyYearInBooks2018

Happy New Year, everyone! 🥂

Cinfhen UH.MAY.ZING 🎊📚💚🙌🏻 11mo
Ms_T @Cinfhen THANK YOU! 😘 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m still shocked by your longest read😱😱😱 11mo
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Ms_T @Cinfhen Ha! It took me three weeks to read and the book I read after felt like a novella 😂 11mo
Cinfhen Im sure!!! 3 weeks is pretty quick 11mo
TrishB Great graphic 👍🏻 Happy New Year 🎉🎉 11mo
Ms_T @TrishB Thanks! And to you, too x 11mo
batsy Happy new year to you! 🥂🎉❤️ 11mo
Reggie Great Job!!! 11mo
Ms_T @Reggie Thanks! 11mo
trioxin_sematary That's on my list too, it's meant to be really good!! 🙂 11mo
Ms_T @trioxin_sematary Hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 11mo
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Ms_T
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#NovemberWrapUp #NovemberStats

1897 pages 📚
82 hours 14 minutes 🎧

Two five-star reads (main pictures)

Andrew65 Great totals, well done. 👏 12mo
Freespirit Great books😊 12mo
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Ms_T
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Pickpick

This book has been propelled to the top of the list of my all time favourite books. All the picks. Incredible. I‘m speechless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB You definitely enjoyed that then 💕👍🏻 13mo
Ms_T @TrishB Yup! ❤️ 13mo
JennyM Erm...all those stars...totally stacked! 13mo
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erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lot of ⭐️! I‘ve only watched the mini series long ago. 13mo
Ms_T @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm If I could give it more stars I would! 13mo
Cathythoughts I really am not drawn to this one .... but with all those stars , I‘m stacking 13mo
Emilymdxn Omg wow definitely gonna read it now! 13mo
lynneamch It's been so long ago that I watched the groundbreaking series. Your stars remind me I should read the book. I'm fortunate to live near the farm where Haley lived the last 10 years of his life. It's now the home of the Children's Defense Fund and the Langston Hughes Library (non-circulating). The librarian leads a book discussion group which I love to attend when I can. 13mo
sprainedbrain Hard to ignore that review. I will read this! 13mo
Laura317 I‘ve only seen the mini series, and it was sooo good. I will have to read the book. And @lynneamch I work in that town and live nearby. Hello local Liiten! 👋🏼 13mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts I encourage you to give it a go. It‘s AMAZING! 13mo
Ms_T @Emilymdxn You absolutely must! 13mo
Ms_T @lynneamch Amazing! Please give the book a go 👍🏻 13mo
Ms_T @sprainedbrain I reckon you‘ll love it, I think it‘s right up your street 😃 13mo
Ms_T @Laura317 Definitely give the book a go! 13mo
lynneamch Oh my @Laura317 . If you are interested, the next book talk is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:00 p.m. in Haley Lodge. We will discuss is 13mo
Laura317 @lynneamch Wow! I will try to read the book before then. 13mo
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Ms_T
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Should get in about five hours of this audiobook today. Also, I found the family tree on Wikipedia which is nice to refer to whilst listening 🎧 #Audible

Cathythoughts 👍🏻❤️📖 13mo
Peterfox123 Fingers crossed for a quiet day at work. 🤞 13mo
Ms_T @Peterfox123 Fingers permanently crossed for that. 13mo
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Ms_T
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This, on the other hand, is leaving me breathless. Five hours in and I‘m desperate to listen to it anytime and anywhere ❤️

TrishB Great feeling 👍🏻 13mo
Birdsong28 Love it when a book makes you feel like you don't want to stop reading and you are itching to get back to it 😘📚📖 13mo
Samplergal It‘s such a wonderful book. 13mo
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Ms_T @TrishB It really is ❤️ 13mo
Ms_T @Birdsong28 The best feeling 😃 13mo
Ms_T @Samplergal I actually want to devour it ❤️ 13mo
Samplergal @Ms_T have you seen the mini series ? I was in my last semester of college when it came out. So good. I saw it again about 10 yrs ago. It stands up, but not in HD so you think you‘re in need of glasses. 13mo
Ms_T @Samplergal I seem to recall my mum watching it years ago but I haven‘t seen it myself. It‘s something I‘ll probably look in to watching once I‘ve finished the book. 13mo
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Ms_T
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More than a little excited to be starting this today. #Audible

Emilymdxn Can‘t wait to see what you think!! I‘ve been really wanting to read this 13mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy 😊 13mo
Ms_T @Emilymdxn It‘s a 30-hour audiobook so should take me about two weeks to complete. 13mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Thank you 😊 13mo
Kaye Excellent book 13mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Hello yes. I would pay for this man to read me a pharmaceutical catalog, please and thank you.

Brooks brings such a beautiful, emotive quality to this epic. It takes my breath away.

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Ms_T
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Very tempted by today‘s #Audible Daily Deal 🤔

Birdsong28 Just seen this, I am myself. Thanks for the heads up! 😘😀📚📖 1y
Andrew65 Me too! 1y
Ms_T @Birdsong28 @Andrew65 I bought it. It‘s too good a deal to pass on! 1y
Andrew65 @Ms_T Think I will be doing the same. 😊 1y
Birdsong28 I have also been tempted thanks for posting @Ms_T 😘📚📖 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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My summer has been dealing with bushes that HAVE to come out. We took out 7 last weekend with the trick. This is just the stumps. The stump on the right is too heavy to move. The tractor is coming Sunday to move and clean.

2.mr Lemoncellos Library Olympics
3. Slender man maybe?? Not super excited but I'll see quite a few.

4. ⭐️👍🏻🤓😁❤️

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My library book sale #BookHaul. Not bad for $11... and I think, although it‘s a bit beat up, that that may, just may be, a first edition Roots. But I won‘t know for sure until I find someone who knows first editions way better than I do. (I know enough to look at the first pages, but I also know that that doesn‘t always mean what you think it does for people in collectible books).

readordierachel Wow, great haul! Alias Grace, Last Days of Night, and The New Jim Crow are all excellent. Though I think you've already read the latter? 1y
Cathythoughts Very nice ! Loved Alias Grace 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ReadOrDieRachel Yes, I have read The New Jim Crow already. Now I get to add it to my personal library, because I think I‘m most likely going to want to read that one again at some point....and lend out to a few people. 1y
emilyhaldi Roots is a cool find!! 👍🏻 1y
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Skyler
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School‘s out for summer, so time to read (or snooze, if you are sleepy Monty). #dogsoflitsy #teachersoflitsy

Mdargusch Adorable! 💙 2y
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Vansa
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Day 6: Favourite historical book
#juneinbooks18
It's probably still Day 6 somewhere! Absolutely my favourite historical book , searing and powerful.

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Skyler
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After a weekend apart, Monty and I are back in our natural habitat. #dogsoflitsy

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Foxyfictionista
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🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 This is the first slave narrative that I've read where a main character starts in Africa and is sent across to America so that was an interesting point of view for me. It's also the first one I've read that starts in the early 1700s so I liked that too. Mr. Haley put a lot of love into this story and it's such a lovely and heart breaking tribute to his family. This should definitely be read in HS if it isn't already. Wasn't in mine.

Wilkie I read this more than 20 years ago and I still remember parts of it. A powerful book! 2y
Foxyfictionista @Wilkie It's definitely powerful! I wish I had read it years ago. 2y
Reviewsbylola I need to read this. I remember watching the mini series in 5th grade. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Reviewsbylola Yes, give it a read. ☺️ 2y
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ChrysFey
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rubyslippersreads 😍📚😍 2y
Texreader Aren‘t they gorgeous!?! 2y
ChrysFey @Texreader they are. 😍 2y
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GlitterGirl
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Blaire
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A #saga that has long been on my tbr. Hope to get to it this year. Love this edition from 1976, which has an inscription to a woman named Wanda wishing her a happy birthday from several friends. #jubilantjuly #usedbooks

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Meeko93
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I just got done watching the last of this tonight and it was well done indeed. Crazy how humans can treat other humans like that. We are equal. I might have to read the book someday for sure. 👌✌ #catsoflitsy

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TheAliceEvers
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It was the final instalment of the Roots remake on BBC Four tonight! Did anyone else watch it?? I think they did a really really good job with it! If anyone hasn't watched it yet, I urge you to! You can watch all of it on BBCiPlayer at the moment!

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Sara_Planz
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Little literary sight seeing. The Casino Club Building, where Alex Haley lived for some time while writing Roots.

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JessReads
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One of the best parts of my job is getting to put together awesome book displays every month! This is the display that I put together for #blackhistorymonth at the bookstore. #riotgrams

Foxyfictionista That looks lovely. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read 4 of them, and have 4 waiting on my shelf to be read. Great display!👍 3y
Reviewsbylola Great display! I've read a few of them and I am hoping to read My Life, My Love, My Legacy, The Blood of Emmett Till, and March 3 this month. 3y
Brenley That's awesome!! 3y
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Betty
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My daughter is in this newspaper photo waiting in line for Haley's signature. Years and years later, when Haley died, I caught a clip of this autograph session on the local tv station, and there was my daughter standing at his table!!! #signed #ReadJanuary #brotherlylove @RealLifeReading

DGRachel That's awesome! 3y
JulAnna That is great! One of my all time favorite reads! 🤓 3y
Cinfhen What a great story 3y
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Suzze Very cool! How old was Tracy? 3y
Betty @Suzze she was 11, almost 12 3y
Hobbinol Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
tpixie Great story - an autograph and so fun you found the photo!! 3y
Betty @BookaholicNatty this is Haley‘s autograph 1y
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TheNextBook
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This is the oldest #signed book I own. This is my grandmother's signed copy of Roots by Alex Haley...

sprainedbrain That's pretty awesome! 3y
Suzze That is a treasure! 3y
Reecaspieces That is wonderful!!! 3y
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DebinHawaii Very cool! 👍📚 3y
Alfoster Wowie!❤ 3y
vivastory Amazing 3y
TheNextBook @sprainedbrain @Suzze @Reecaspieces @DebinHawaii @wowie @vivastory I had no idea that she even had this until about a year after she passed. I was looking at her bookshelf and saw Roots, opened it to find the original receipt and his signature. I couldn't believe it. It's been mine ever since. 3y
KimM Great book 3y
Sparkpuppypup That is pretty special. ❤️ 3y
Hooked_on_books That's amazing 3y
LeahBergen Wow!!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Amazing! 3y
Gayan Awesome. 3y
Sue Oh wow 💜 3y
hlgreenfield Oh wow!! That is very cool! 3y
TheNextBook @KimM @Sparkpuppypup @Hooked_on_books @LeahBergen @CherylDeFranceschi @Gayan @Sue @hlgreenfield thanks guys. She had quite the signed book collection. This one was what popped to mine yesterday. I'll share more of them. 3y
Gayan I would love to see them. 3y
Sue Yes please :) 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My library book sale finds from this year! All of this and a DVD for $10.50, you really can't beat that!

Keegz63 Nice! Excellent books all! 3y
Libby1 Some great #diversereads there! 🙂 3y
UwannaPublishme Great stack! 😊👍🏻 3y
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DebinHawaii Awesome stack! 📚📚👍 3y
Dragon Wow excellent haul! 😀 3y
Gezemice Wow what a great stack! Again, totally my books! Love it :) ❤️❤️👍 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice We do that a lot! 👍 3y
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Thedrunkstrawberry
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Has anyone read this? I watched the new version this weekend and was equally amazed and horrified (by how inhumane our recent past has been....the show was amazingly acted and well done). I'm tempted to pick up the book...

bumble31 The book is amazing. The original show was too if you haven't seen (ive not seen the remake yet). Definitely read the book though, ive heard the new show deviates quite a lot from it 3y
Thedrunkstrawberry @bumble31 I've started listening to it on audio and it's great. Still only in Africa. I love the detail of every day life the book goes into. It makes it that more tragic that this is a life Kunta isn't going to enjoy for long 3y
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rachellayown
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Ahh, I found another amazing #awardwinning book on my shelf that's too good to not mention. I highly recommend this novel if you've never read it!

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GemLThompson
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Reading ready for Black History Month 😊

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abbylibrarian
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Pickpick

This book should be required reading for all of us.

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