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Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos | Lucy Knisley
If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you're smart and talented and "good enough," you can do anything.Except get pregnant. Lucy Knisley longed to be a mother her whole life. That is: when the time was "right." Her teens and twenties were rife with misadventures in contraception? Lucy never realizing that when she decided it was the perfect time, conceiving would prove than anything she'd every attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience in labor and delivery. Kid Gloves is a continuation of New York Times- bestselling graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley 's transitional autobiographic graphic novels. It's a touching tale of navigating the rocky terrain of reproduction, loss, and new life.
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melissajayne
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Really like her work #alphabetgame #letterk

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👌🏻📚🙌🏻 2mo
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jlhammar
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Terrific graphic memoir about Knisley‘s experience with pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood.

#Expecting #MayMoms
@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sweet 😍 4mo
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sherryvdh
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Oof! This book! So many feelings. Aspects of her fertility journey are similar to my own. It feels much less isolating to have proof in your hands that other people have been in similar shoes. There's a lot of humor, but also some history and facts around pregnancy and child birth. All interspersed with her own experiences.
This was my pick for #parentchildmemoir #booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘ve heard this author is amazing at presenting information in the GN format. Glad it spoke to you 💚 2y
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sherryvdh
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Library holds are such a beautiful thing! I'm incredibly happy to have our library available for "order and takeout" now.
The tagged book is my last prompt for #booked2020 #spring #ParentAndChildMemoir. When I read the description, I knew I had to read it. As someone with PCOS, fertility was such a struggle for me. I know this one will likely hit close to home.

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Jen2
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I adore her!!

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Tracyantoon
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I devoured this book in one day. Such a fantastic and brutally honest portrayal of pregnancy. I love her feminist lens that she uses to dissect so many of the misnomers associated with pregnancy and womanhood. Her drawings are amazing. Her storytelling is so funny and heartbreaking and just so real. I feel like I know this woman from reading so many of her graphic memoirs. Loved this book!

TerriGreen I can‘t wait to read this one! I feel like I know her too. 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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This was my first Lucy Knisley comic but it won‘t be my last. I loved her storytelling style as she shared her own journey to parenthood, which was at times sad, scary, hopeful, empowering, depressing, frustrating, affirming, and more. She intersperses chapters depicting the history of childbirth, medical research, myths versus truth, etc. I respect her sharing this very personal story with her readers, and now I want to read her other work.

charl08 I'm looking forward to reading this. The one she wrote about getting married was sweet, and the one about going on holiday with her grandparents I cannot recommend enough. 3y
LiteraryinLawrence @charl08 Thanks! I‘ll look for those at my library! 3y
Chelsea.Poole Love her! 3y
Tracyantoon This one is next in line for me! Reading Something New right now. Love her books!! 3y
Crazeedi Your kitty looks very similar to my first kitty Taliesin, he was my boy...💔 3y
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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed the book. Loved both Lucy‘s personal story and the pregnancy facts that she presented. I‘m one of the 5% who was born on my due date and my mom also had pre-eclampsia (dr caught it and put my mom on bed rest immediately) and I was an emergency c-section as well. Excellent book. 5⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #graphicnovels #memoir #bookstagram

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crazyspine
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As many other reviewers said, this book pretty depressing and terrifying, but it had a positive outcome in the end. It's important to have narratives about these types of things. As Knisley states, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, but it's considered taboo to talk about it.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This book is incredible but also scared the crap out of me? Knisley had a pretty brutal time with both pregnancy and birth: 2 miscarriages, all day nausea that lasted the whole first trimester, pre-eclampsia symptoms (which her doctor ignored), a c-section, and then full on eclampsia. I marvel at how she presents all of this extremely vulnerable material in such a matter-of-fact way. She even has her husband do the parts where she was unconscious!

Bookzombie Great review! 3y
JamieArc I had the same reaction! I loved it but it scared the crap out of me as well! 3y
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LauraBrook
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Really enjoyable and fun, while also heartbreaking and educational. I‘m a big fan of Lucy‘s work, and am so glad I finally got to hear all about her journey to Pal. He‘s such a cute kid!

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trueisa4letterword
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Another Lucy Knisley, but one that I was going to skip. That is, until I saw it in an article about graphic medicine. As a fan of #graphicnonfiction and a browser of my mother's medical encyclopedia during childhood, I gamely checked this out and was not disappointed.

#graphicmedicine #pregnancy

Chelsea.Poole Love her! 3y
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Tex2Flo
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#ayupaugust #babies @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen
Fun graphic novel about pregnancy and new birth

squirrelbrain Love your picture! 💕 3y
Cinfhen I agree with @squirrelbrain love the background you choose!! 3y
Tex2Flo @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen I‘ve been having a good time with all the stuff available in Pic Collage. (edited) 3y
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BibliovoreSarah
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I‘m relieved that I‘m not the only one who Googled elephant pregnancy and kept crackers in the bathroom for midnight snacking. 😂🤢 #booksandbites

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24in48
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Hour 21! As we approach the end of day one of #24in48, let's check in. How are things going? How's your day been? What are your day two plans? ➡️ Head on over to 24in48.com to see if you've won a door prize from @graywolfpress, and get some encourage from The Doctor while you're there. (And don't forget there's three more hours to enter the Hour 18 Romance challenge!)

24in48 ?: A black and white photo of a stack of books with the text "Hour 21: The Doctor Is In - Check in at 24in48.com" 3y
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I really enjoy Lucy Knisley‘s down-to earth, let‘s be real comics. And I love her simple birth plan: go home with a baby! This book will resonate with expecting moms who will appreciate knowing they‘re not alone in the worries, planning, and preparing only to find there‘s only so much you can plan for.

Book 219/265 7/20/19

Anna40 I loved this book too but I was happy that I did NOT read this when I was pregnant. I wouldn't recommend it to expecting moms but to those who have already given birth. ... 3y
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Spanish_Broom
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Second book of maternity leave. Made me appreciate the care of my midwives and doula all the more.

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booklover3258
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So after reading Relish, I just want to read all of Lucy Knisley's books. That being said, no I do not have any children nor want any babies. This book was definitely an eye opener and interesting throughout. What she had to go through to get pregnant and then the issues throughout her pregnancy. I'm just glad everything smoothed out in the end and she has an adorable baby boy. I would definitely recommend this book to any expectant mothers.

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bibliobliss
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• I'm in love with this cover and it also sounds like a good book. Have you read it? •

#TBR #memoir #nonfiction #children #pregnancy #fertility

JamieArc I love all Knisley‘s books, this one included. Super informative and fun, too. Though her own birth story freaked me out a bit and I hope i forget about it if I should ever get pregnant. 3y
Chelsea.Poole I love it! 3y
bibliobliss @Chelsea.Poole 😉👏 3y
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BookishShelly
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I love this memoir. It‘s my first by this author but I‘ll definitely be reading her backlist. It shows the reality of pregnancy (including miscarriage) in memoir and alternating sections of pregnancy facts that are well done.

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Anna40
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I got this graphic novel / graphic memoir from my sister and read it on the plane back to Bmore. It is an insightful and honest look at pregnancy, women's bodies, miscarriages, motherhood and being a new parent.

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AmberWB
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I have read and enjoyed all of Lucy Knisley‘s graphic novels, but I found this one to be especially powerful. Part of it could be because I‘m a mom and could relate to certain aspects. But I think what really impacted me was how she intertwined the “politics of pregnancy” and the fact that still today, a woman‘s body is not really seen as her own,into her own pregnancy story. She shies away from nothing, and it is refreshing.

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SarahMillerBooks
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I foolishly picked up Kid Gloves at bedtime last night and stayed up until 1:17am to finish it. That good.

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GondorGirl
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I met Lucy Knisley and she was everything I hoped she'd be, and I don't even care that this is a horrible picture, because she's so sweet and nerdy and everything! 😍😍😍

Bookzombie I love her Instagram posts, especially about her cat, Linney. 3y
JamieArc I‘m crying a bit that I didn‘t know about this until you posted about it earlier today. I‘m so close, yet so far away. Seeing if I can rearrange things to make it to the signing tomorrow. 3y
GondorGirl @JamieArc I only found out about it last week. I signed up for their mailing litsy so that I don't miss out on the event next year. I hope you can get to the signing! 3y
GondorGirl @Bookzombie 😍😍😍😍 3y
UrsulaMonarch This looks like a great picture to me! 🥰 3y
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GondorGirl
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When it comes to horribly misinformed patriarchal ideas about women's bodies I think the wandering uterus might be my favorite historical example. It ranks right up there with women's bodies being able to shut down a rape pregnancy, and period huts.

JamieArc I love Lucy Knisley and loved this book, but her own birth story may have traumatized me a bit and I‘m hoping I forget it should I ever get pregnant... 3y
GondorGirl @JamieArc I can totally understand that! What she went through is terrifying, and I admire her for sharing it. 3y
Trashcanman I hate it when my uterus wanders, I usually beat it with a stick when it happens. 3y
julesG @Trashcanman 😁😁😁 3y
GondorGirl @Trashcanman 😂😂😂 3y
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It‘s another HOT HOT day (currently it‘s 102F/39C!!) and the heat has fried my brain and all I want to do is read a comic and eat some ice-cream - homemade Vietnamese coffee ice-cream and chocolate too. Also, I guess I didn‘t really need that chocolate chip cookie but my frazzled brain made me do it. Happy sweltering Tuesday everyone. Hope it‘s cooler where you are

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alanacristin
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😍 #bookmail 😍
I had no idea there was a tea dragon card game! Now to find someone to play with. Who am I kidding, I will totally play versus myself because adorable tea dragons 💗
I'm also so excited to read Kid Gloves! Lucy Knisley and I were pregnant at the same time, and her chronicles always captured so perfectly the feelings and experiences of pregnancy and new parenthood. She's so delightfully talented!
#mommyreads #graphicnovels #games

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xicanti
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Lunchtime comics: cornbread edition. I‘ve never been pregnant and I never want to be, but I‘m obsessed with this pregnancy/reproductive health memoir.

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Shadowfat
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As someone who is almost 3 months into my first pregnancy this graphic novel both terrified me and was informative. I appreciate the author sharing her struggles with miscarriages and other health issues. I also liked how she listed common myths and misconceptions surrounding pregnancy.

Chili Congratulations!🎊🎉 3y
TheBookKeepers Aww congrats! 3y
Johanna414 Congratulations! That‘s so exciting! 3y
Anna40 While reading I thought that it must be a tough read when you're pregnant. I remember being so scared of a miscarriage and this book deals with more than one. A very important topic but maybe better to read about it once you've given birth? 3y
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greenhairdontcare
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I have been waiting SO LONG for this graphic novel to come out! Lucy has been a favourite of mine for so long & she announced this book during my own pregnancy. 🤰🏻

I want to share this page as it mirrors my own thoughts & experience.

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Chelsea.Poole
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So many heart eyes for Lucy Knisley!! ? I have read almost all of her books, except a recent #graphicnovel about marriage. Gonna have to change that. She's just as fabulous as I remember, and having been pregnant not long ago myself, I related to this one more than any of her others. She's the best! Can't wait to read more about "Pal's" early life and her adventures in parenting.

Clare-Dragonfly She posts little comics about Pal on Instagram! 3y
Chelsea.Poole @Clare-Dragonfly oh my goodness! I don't follow her...changing that now. Thanks for the heads up!! 3y
Clare-Dragonfly You‘re welcome! 🤗 3y
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Lauredhel
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Library haul! #graphicnovel

RadicalReader Library Hauls are the best 3y
j.rye Slice Girls looks so interesting! 3y
Lauredhel @j.rye doesn't it? 3y
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cwarnier
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Interesting read. Not what I was expecting, but entertaining at times.
#24B4Monday 1:35 minutes down.

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BookishMarginalia
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Another excellent #LucyKnisley book! I have zero interest in pregnancy and childbirth, but I was riveted. I‘ve read her 5 previous books and can say this ranks as one of her best. Recommended!

CouronneDhiver Pregnancy is fascinating... from a distance. lol 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @CouronneDhiver YESSSS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 definitely from a distance. 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Stacking! 3y
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @CouronneDhiver 🤣🤣🤣I agree! 3y
Zelma Yay, good to know. I adore her but have less interest in childbirth and parenting. Glad it won‘t be disappointed. 3y
greenhairdontcare I‘ve been waiting for a long time for this to come out! Really looking forward to it! 3y
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Cartoonists and graphic novelists who are also mothers

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I love #LucyKnisley!

charl08 This opening reminds me of 3y
JamieArc Recently finished it and loved it! 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Happy Saturday morning, dear Littens!

JoScho Is the @WanderingBookaneer playing Dr. MARIO?!? 3y
JackOBotts @JoScho 💜💊 Dr. Mario!💊 🙌🏼 @WanderingBookaneer 3y
WanderingBookaneer @JoScho 1. I love that I am now THE WanderingBookaneer. 😂 2. Yes, I love Dr. Mario at bought the NES reissue so that I could play that and the original Zelda. 3y
KMooreSF Ahh! My partner and I play Dr Mario most nights 😂 3y
KMooreSF @Kmaj17 check it out! 3y
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AvidReader25
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March reading went well! My post on my favorite books of the year so far is up at the link below. What books have you loved so far in 2019?

http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/?m=1

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NotCool
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This is a very, very good book. All of Knisley‘s work that I‘ve seen has been insightful, kind, and charming. Kid Gloves is too. The author takes a look into the history of medicine while telling the story of her own experience with child birth. ...It‘s wonderful, but a rough ride. Just, treat yourself well when reading this, because some parts are upsetting.

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Lauren.Archer
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Knisley is such an inspiration, one of the best memoirists I have read. I love how much she puts herself out there with each Graphic Memoir. All she does is get better and better.

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Lauren.Archer
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I feel like I have been waiting forever for this book to come out.

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AvidReader25
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I‘ve loved following Knisley‘s career in her wonderful graphic memoirs. Since I‘m currently pregnant, this one was particularly perfect timing. She blends historical facts about pregnancy & childbirth with her own difficult experience. She‘s honest and open about her pain & doubt. Her birth experience might have been extreme, but her pregnancy and miscarriages are all too relatable. I loved it.

“I don‘t feel good. Can I have some nachos, please?”

ManyWordsLater I love your reads! 4y
AvidReader25 @ManyWordsLater Aww thanks! So many good books, so little time. 4y
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greenhairdontcare
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1. I go at least once a week to take my toddler to story time. He has developed a love of books so afterwards we spend time browsing & borrowing together. 🥰

2. Currently 15. 3 are the toddler‘s!

3. Print & picture books, graphic novels, e-books & audiobooks.

4. Not yet! It will happen though. 🤫 All my holds came in at once! 😩

5. 3, down from 10!

6. Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley.

Thanks @monalyisha ! This was fun!

monalyisha YESS to Storytime & startin‘ ‘em young! 🙌🏻😉💖 4y
greenhairdontcare @monalyisha Yep! My plan to get him addicted to books is working! *evil laugh* 4y
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I abso-positively adore all of Lucy Knisley's books I've read, and this one was no exception. She makes pregnancy accessible and intersperses her personal journey with fascinating facts about the history of women's pregnancy health. This book would be amazing for someone who's given birth or is hoping to. The art is beautiful and emotional, I loved every moment and am so glad that Lucy survived her harrowing labor (those pages are AMAZING btw)

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angrylilasian
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I went to the book launch party for Lucy Knisley‘s new book today. She made stickers and activity books! She was also doing quick sketch portraits for everyone. The line was long and after waiting for over an hour, I had to get my kids dinner so we left. Kind of bummed but I‘m happy to see her so well loved in Chicago. It was fun to see “Pal” in person. I wanted to take a picture of him reading with my kids but thought that might be creepy. 😆

BookishMarginalia I‘m so jealous! 4y
8little_paws My friend and her husband went as well. I didn't realize it was so packed! 4y
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CuriousCaterpillar Love that book cover. 3y
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nomadreader
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Happy Friday night!

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KarenUK
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#septemberdanes #pregnant
I just love Lucy Knisley‘s graphic memoirs.... it‘s been fun and at times very moving, following her through so many life events - her trips abroad, her grandparents aging, her wedding preparations....
Her books are so full of family, her love of food and so much warmth. I‘ve already pre-ordered this, her next book. The subtitle is “Nine months of Careful Chaos!”

Kalalalatja Looks great! 4y
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