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The Witches Are Coming
The Witches Are Coming | Lindy West
The highly anticipated next book by the author of the New York Times bestseller, Shrill.
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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

Lindy West is pissed. For the same reasons many of us are. She starts this book with her rage, gradually boiling down toward resigned determination. She expresses herself so well, encapsulating much of the ills of our current moment. This has some humor as well, though not as many light-hearted moments as Shrill. It‘s great.

MCYmermaid Listening to this on audio & it‘s invigorating & exhausting. 5d
MrsMalaprop Saw her speak in Ubud Bali in October 😍. Am hoping this book will be waiting patiently under the Christmas tree for me in a few weeks 🤞. 5d
KarenUK I‘m just completely distracted by that beautiful face! 5d
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readordierachel
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I blew through this. West is sincere, very funny, and very very smart. I appreciate her analysis and her voice. This book didn't have the same emotional impact on me as Shrill, but it's quite good and I hope it will be read and digested by many people.

Lindy 👍I‘m looking forward to this. 6d
readordierachel @Lindy I hope you like it as much as I did! 6d
JoyBlue This is coming up soon on my Overdrive holds list, I think. Looking forward to it! 6d
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sudi I bought this on kindle recently, i'm going to move it up on my list after reading your review 😊 6d
readordierachel @JoyBlue Awesome! Hope you enjoy it! 5d
readordierachel @sudi Yay! Look forward to your thoughts on it! 5d
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NotCool
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Since Lindy West left Twitter it‘s been easy to forget what a wonderful writer she is. Trying to find a quote from The Witches Are Coming, only to realize I was essentially trying to transcribe the entire book, reminded me.

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BookishTrish
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BookishTrish
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This should be more obvious to me than it often is

CoverToCoverGirl Words to live by! ❤️ 7d
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Bibliogeekery
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Enjoying a break between clients - nourishing sunlight and nourishing feminist rage!

Prairiegirl_reading This was the feminist rage I needed this month! 👍🏼 perfect way of putting it. 1w
Mynameisacolour Your Plant babes are gorgeous!😍😍😍 1w
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Bibliogeekery
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Next up on audiobook

readordierachel I'm listening to this now ❤ 6d
Bibliogeekery @readordierachel how are you finding it? 4d
readordierachel I loved it. Not as moving as Shrill and some of it feels like preaching to the choir, but I guess I'm part of the choir b/c it resonated. You? 4d
Bibliogeekery @readordierachel I am about halfway through and loving it! I hear you about preaching to the choir but am also just enjoying her naming things that are so clearly happening and fucked up! 😆 4d
readordierachel Ha! Yes, it's nice to hear someone calling out (in such a smart and funny way) all the bullshit. 4d
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Kelispell
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this SO much – and there were bits that were good, but I just never really got into it. 😕 I think I am realizing I don‘t love essay books so maybe it‘s just me. I will say, the constant reminders that she wrote Shrill and they made a show about it did get a little obnoxious for me, however, a lot of her overall messaging was on point and relevant. #disappointed #checkedofftbr

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Preach!

Sace 👏...👏...👏 2w
Suet624 Wow. Yup. 2w
Megabooks Love this paragraph! 2w
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ReadingOver50
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Pickpick

Between a 3 and a 4 star for me. Some of essays were really interesting. Some went on too long and I lost interest. Overall, this gave me a lot to think about.

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KendallHershey
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Such a pleasure seeing Lindy West tonight. Always good to have a laugh as we‘re trying to process this crazy world we live in. She read a chapter from her new book (tagged but haven‘t read yet) called “Ted Bundy Was Not Charming, Are You High?” 😂

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎈 2w
readordierachel I love her so much! Saw her speak in SF last fall ❤ 1w
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underground_bks
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Pickpick

I found this collection of essays by Shrill author Lindy West unexpectedly delightful to listen to. It‘s not that I didn‘t think I‘d enjoy The Witches Are Coming, I just wasn‘t expecting how funny and warm it would be in addition to being sharp and incisive. Reading Shrill next! Thank you to Libro.fm for this free listening copy!

mariaku21 I really enjoyed Shrill, hope you do too! 2w
underground_bks @mariaku21 it‘s such an entertaining read—I‘m already a third of the way through! 2w
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Andrea313
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Except for the part about Bender in The Breakfast Club, but definitely, especially, the stuff about The Smurfs. #currentlyreading

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Twocougs
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Pickpick

Reading Lindy is never boring, it often feels like a deep conversation with a good friend. This collection of essays would be great to pick up on random days and read one or two.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this one on hold. 3w
Nute I always like deep conversations with a friend! 2w
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MidnightBookGirl
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This is a pick for me! I don't always agree with West (how can she not like dresses with pockets?!), but her essays are often funny and insightful. #NFNov @Clwojick

petersonks15 What even???????? I literally point out that my dress has pockets to everyone. 3w
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merelybookish
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Last night I went to hear Lindy West at the Tattered Cover. I had bought my ticket back in August, and I won't lie, at 6 pm last night all I wanted to do was put on my pjs and veg on the couch with a book and Jeopardy, not deal with Denver traffic and scanty parking options. But I went. And it was 💯 worth it! She was funny, clever, quick-witted, and kind. We laughed a lot. I even stayed in the giant line to get my book signed.

Leftcoastzen See that‘s the thing ,the older we get this happens. You buy a ticket, look forward to he event, but the day of the event, you just want to go home and give up. Yet every time I go to something like this , it‘s totally worth it! I bet she was amazing! 3w
BarbaraBB Great picture. I don‘t know her or the book. Am I missing out on something? (edited) 3w
MidnightBookGirl I'm listening to this book right now! So good! Glad you resisted the urge to stay in (the struggle is real!) because she definitely seems the type of author to put on a good event. And as a bookseller and occasional events manager, we LOVE when people come out. 3w
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Reviewsbylola I would love to hear her speak! 3w
merelybookish @Leftcoastzen Oh so true! I just get so dang tired by Friday night! 👵 3w
merelybookish @BarbaraBB She's a very topical writer here in the US. She writes for the NY Times about current events from a strong feminist perspective. She's also a proponent for body liberation. And she writes about pop culture too. You could probably find some of her essays online to get a taste but I thoroughly enjoyed her last book! 3w
merelybookish @MidnightBookGirl She read the Ted Bundy essay last night. So good! And there were lots of people out to see her! 3w
merelybookish @Reviewsbylola I would definitely recommend. Even if you're feeling tired and cranky! 😉 3w
KendallHershey I‘m going to see her next week! 3w
merelybookish @KendallHershey Oh fun! You will laugh! 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks for explaining, I will look online for her! 3w
RealBooks4ever Loved SHRILL! I‘m 137th in line for this new book at the library! 💜 3w
sprainedbrain I love Lindy! Glad you went. 😃 3w
cathipink Oh gosh, I was there too 🙂🙂 I didn't wait to have my book signed though. It was such a fun event - I can't wait to read the entire book 🙂 3w
merelybookish @RealBooks4ever I also loved Shrill! And I expect the new one will be worth the wait! 3w
merelybookish @cathipink That's fun! Do you go to readings there often? Maybe we could try to.meet up sometime! 3w
merelybookish @cathipink And not getting your book signed was a wise decision, although she was really nice and made an effort to be personable with everyone! 3w
cathipink I would love to meet up 🙂 I don't go a ton bc I'm trying to limit book purchases 😬 but I enjoy the events at Tattered (and Bookbar). I'm a Friend of TC and go when I can 🙂 3w
merelybookish @cathipink I don't go a ton either just because I've apparently become part hermit. 😆 But let me know next time you're going! 3w
readordierachel So cool! 3w
Reggie How nice!! 3w
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rsteve388

Hey Denver Littens! Does any one want my ticket to go. Meet Lindy West I can't go tonight but you can have my ticket! Comment below and we can send an email to coordinate!

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AshleyKorinE
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Having never read Lindy West before I wasn‘t sure what I was in for, Shrill has been on my tbr list forever. I decided to start here and go into this with fresh eyes and it was great. I love how she takes something small and makes huge important points out of them like love of Adam Sandler and playing video games. I loved her breakdown of twitter and what it‘s like being a fat woman on the Internet at any time. I really enjoyed reading this!

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Megabooks
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I‘m rereading this because
1. I had very recently been under anesthesia when I read it the first time
2. It is a very relevant essay collection that I recommend to anyone who is still fence-sitting in 2019
3. I‘m a fat feminist too 💪

Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️ 3w
TrishB Silence is compliance! 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🙌🏻👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @TrishB Exactly! 👏🏻 3w
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MallenNC
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I‘ve never gotten around to reading Shrill but I loved this. I added it to my library holds on impulse and ended up really enjoying this collection of essays. I liked how she could take something sort of frivolous, like Adam Sandler movies or GOOP conventions, and use them to make a serious point. Several of the essays were real standouts! #NFNov

Clwojick 6 pt. 3w
Clwojick and stacking! 😉 3w
rsteve388 I am so excited to get my copy on Friday 3w
MallenNC @rsteve388 @clwojick Have you guys read Shrill? I want to now! 3w
Clwojick I haven't but it's also on my TBR 3w
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TheBookstorePodcast
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Lindy West was fantastic on the DC stop of her book tour. I got to meet her and only semi-embarrassed myself! Meeting authors makes me so nervous I‘ve only recently been able to. Do you like to meet your favorite authors? -Becca

MallenNC I just finished this! I bet she was great in person. I love hearing authors talk about their books and I usually enjoy meeting them if they sign after. 3w
TheBookstorePodcast @MallenNC I was laughing so loud when she read from it, I can‘t wait to start. 3w
MallenNC @TheBookstorePodcast I really enjoyed it. 3w
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Jen2
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Pickpick

I loved every single word!!!!

Megabooks Me too!! Even better than Shrill!! 3w
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mdemanatee
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Was actually glad to hear “the books are presigned” because was not feeling a signing line tonight. Still getting a talk. Just been a long work day.

krismlars Our books were not pre-signed on Friday, but I knew where to sit to minimize my wait time! 3w
mdemanatee @krismlars there ended up still being a signing for personalization/other books. I felt bad but didn‘t stay because I knew it would be a chatty line and people deserved that time but I was exhausted. 3w
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botzer
Pickpick

Excellent. This woman is a fierce writer! Tackling tough subjects but motivating not depressing.

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mrozzz
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I really am just so excited about this witchy #bookhaul and all the wonderful books I‘ve been collecting this fall!

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Erin01
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I enjoyed Lindy West's first book so I'm excited to start with this one today 📖

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MallenNC
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Getting a chapter of this in before my day gets busy. I haven‘t read Shrill but this looks interesting. #NFNov

Clwojick 1 pt 4w
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Jas16
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I started this book yesterday morning and spent Friday night looking for things I could do while listening. I am not sure I have ever finished an audiobook so quickly. I love Lindy West. I loved Shrill and loved this one almost as much. I am trying to tell myself I don‘t need to own it but we all know I will be buying a copy for my shelves as soon as I get to a bookstore. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Andrew65 Great going, well done. 👏👏👏 4w
readordierachel Yay! 💕💕 4w
MrBook Oooh! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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Christine
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Oh Lindy. You‘re brash and goofy and hilarious and insightful and gutsy and relentless. Please keep writing, forever. 💛🧡❤️

cathipink I'm seeing her next Friday and I can't wait! 4w
nikirtehsuxlol I just got this in the mail 4w
Christine @cathipink Ooh, amazing!! Lucky you! 4w
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Christine @nikirtehsuxlol Hope you love it! 4w
readordierachel I just started this today and I'm already loving it. She's a national treasure ❤ 1w
Christine @readordierachel You know it! Hope you continue to love the book. 1w
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krismlars
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Just sitting in a Harvard Square church on a Friday night, waiting for Lindy West to speak. This cover is STUNNING.

RvnclawWhovian Oohhh this cover and title have me intrigued 4w
Jas16 Just started this on audio today and am loving it so far 4w
krismlars @Jas16 does she narrate the audio version? She is so funny, there was so much laughter at the reading. 4w
Jas16 @krismlars She does. I listened to the audio of Shrill which she narrates as well which is why I knew I wanted to listen to this one too. So glad you enjoyed the reading! 4w
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Owlizabeth
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God I wish I could wrangle my thoughts and beliefs as coherently and funnily as Lindy West does hers. This was like reading my own anger and frustration and sometimes helpless amusement at the world we occupy. I loved every single page, probably more so than Shrill, and am so glad I own this so I can return to it when things get bleak. Highly recommend to everyone. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

KendallHershey I‘m going to see her speak in San Fran next week! Haven‘t read this yet. 4w
Owlizabeth @KendallHershey ooh I‘m jealous! 4w
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balletbookworm
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Loved it. I snort-laughed in public often. This collection doesn‘t have as much range as Shrill, which drew from all parts of Lindy‘s life, and has more focus on cultural commentary - good commentary - but it‘s less personal in tone. Her excellent Goop Health piece is included here.

(Also whee, Shrill S2 is back in January!)
(Also also, I love the cover design)

Hooked_on_books I‘m waiting impatiently for my copy of this to arrive. Looks like it won‘t be until tomorrow. I 🧡 Lindy West! 4w
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Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
LapReader I did my thesis on the semantics of feminism. I could have used that quote. 1mo
readordierachel ✊🏼 4w
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Megabooks
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Gen Z 👆🙌🏻

Finished another book after my surgery. 👍🏻

This book takes the activism and insight she brought to Shrill and moves it several steps broader in scope and kicks up the importance of taking a stand in the post-Trump era. The stakes are higher, and this book reflects that well.

But, she‘s still got a way with humor and metaphor, which means it‘s not dry. And she watched a bunch of bad Adam Sandler movies for us. Highly recommend!

BarbaraBB Ah, Gen Z is taking over! 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB not yet. The oldest are 23, but I have some hope for them, though! (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking audio for this one! Especially if she‘s narrating 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I preordered audio, but I didn‘t want to wait to read it. It‘s not the kind of audiobook my dad enjoys, so I just quietly (except when I was cracking up 😂) read the ebook. 1mo
Cinfhen Yeah, I‘m pretty sure my parents wouldn‘t be #TeamLindsay 1mo
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Megabooks
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Loving this book!! IMO, it‘s better than Shrill, which I also liked. I feel her ideas are even more well articulated. It‘s humorous, but it means something. I‘m glad I picked up the kindle book.

Quick note on those keeping up with my personal journey: I‘ve decided not to drive home tomorrow because I am in too much pain, but I plan to leave Friday if possible. Sending love to all! 💜💜

Bookzombie That‘s exciting to hear that it‘s even better than Shrill. I‘m sorry you are in pain. I hope you can leave when you anticipate. 💗 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So glad for your review. Sorry you‘re in so much pain. Crossing fingers for Friday! 1mo
merelybookish I'm going to see her next week. Excited! Glad to hear you're on the mend but hope the pain eases up! 1mo
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Texreader Good luck!! Pain from that surgery was so intense for me. I hope you are doing much better by Friday 1mo
TheAromaofBooks It's better not to push too hard, so I'm glad you are able to take an extra day to continue your recovery!! 1mo
Crazeedi Safe travels when you do get on the road! Keeping you in my thoughts 1mo
Megabooks @Bookzombie Thank you! I hope you try the book. 😁💜 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! Her writing has kicked up a notch from Shrill. 1mo
Megabooks @merelybookish Enjoy! I‘m jealous! And thank you 😊💕 1mo
Megabooks @Texreader oh it sucks! And there‘s such a clamp down on pain medicine. I feel if I didn‘t have to ration so much, I could go home, but I‘m basically stuck taking just enough that I don‘t feel absolutely horrible! I hate that unscrupulous companies and overprescribing ruined it for everyone. Thank you for your kind words!! 💜💜 1mo
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks Thank you! I have started to feel a bit better now that the pressure is off and I‘ve been able to just relax in the hotel recliner! 1mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi Thank you dear friend! Your support means a lot! See what I wrote to texreader 👆🏻. It‘s just hard to travel when you‘re a bit undermedicated and the collar is on and off helpful and supportive and then massively uncomfortable. I feel a day of rest will help!! 😊 1mo
Crazeedi @Megabooks I'm sure it will, just take your time! I'm sure you are anxious to be home in your comfy surroundings though. Hugs 1mo
Crazeedi @Megabooks and I hear you on the pain meds, it's a damn shame they have made criminals of people who truly need these meds to function. They've made drs afraid to prescribe to really alleviate the pain. 1mo
Megabooks @Crazeedi Well and it seems that Texas (as well as Kentucky) has put limits on how much a surgeon can prescribe afterwards, which is ridiculous. I only got 28 pills after a three-level spinal fusion! So I‘ve been halving them! I have some left from my dr at home but not that many. And thank you! I think even though staying has it‘s own perils, it‘s the right decision. (edited) 1mo
Texreader @Megabooks I couldn‘t agree more. Hopefully the pendulum will swing and those in pain can get real relief again. I‘m so so sorry and sympathetic. 1mo
Megabooks @Texreader I hate that just because there are some drs that illegitimately overprescribed, a good Doctor can‘t make a personal determination on what is right for his/her patient. That‘s why this book pissed me off so much. 1mo
Scochrane26 Hope you continue to feel better. It‘s better to wait another day to recover. Such a long drive. 1mo
Megabooks @Scochrane26 thank you 😊, and yes, about 12 hours!! 😬 1mo
BarbaraBB So sorry you‘re in too much pain to go home. I hope you will be able to travel soon! ❤️😘 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB Thank you dear!! 😘 Did you get my email that your package arrived in Kentucky?? 🥳🥳 Definitely a reason to get home! 💕 1mo
readordierachel Thrilled to hear that this is good! Shrill is one of those books that changed my life. So sorry about your pain though. Sending good thoughts to you 💕💕 1mo
Megabooks @readordierachel Thank you! I‘ve felt better today. I ended up really loving this book‘ 1mo
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Andrea313
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"This is a witch hunt. We're witches. And we're hunting you." Grateful, always, for unapologetic women. #GratefulReads #nonfiction

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nomadreader
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When will the cover revealed if not publication day? Who cares! I'm first in line for the audiobook on publication day, which is also election day🎉!

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Howseldomtheydo
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Just checked the #ebook out! Also the first round of #goodreadschoice voting has begun! #goodreads #overdrive #24b4Monday #nonfictionNovember

readordierachel So excited for this one! 1mo
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Owlizabeth
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It‘s heeeeEeere!!! #bookmail

Megabooks The witches have arrived in my Audible queue too!! 🧙‍♀️ 1mo
readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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Megabooks
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Picked up two more #audiobooks with #audible credits! (The West was a pre-order, and Wong‘s book has been getting a lot of love here, so I thought I‘d check them out.) It may be awhile until I listen because they‘re not up my dad‘s alley, so probably when I get home. I am excited though! Definitely not #sorry to be running through my credits! 😂😘

#nfnov #newin #evergrowingtbr #nonfiction #gratefulreading #movember

Cinfhen Strange, was able to pull this up on my phone but not my iPad !?!? I‘m curious about Witches. Keep me posted 🙏🏼 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Awesome! Will do! 1mo
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Megabooks @OriginalCyn620 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I just sent you an email .... please humor me xx 1mo
Cinfhen Yup! Seems to have made a difference #Crazy 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen emailed you back and doing this 🙄 1mo
rsteve388 1 pt. Also I preorder The Witches are Coming and get to meet Lindsay West Next Friday Excited #Denver 1mo
Megabooks @rsteve388 Awesome! So jealous! 1mo
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strandbookstore
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Lindy West is the brilliant author (and possible witch) behind the memoir Shrill, a now hit comedy television show on Hulu, and the upcoming essay collection, The Witches Are Coming. In anticipation of our upcoming event with Lindy and comedian/writer Hari Kondabolu, we sat down to chat with Lindy about her new book, her advice for being a successful writer, and her perspective on how change happens in society. INTERVIEW: https://buff.ly/342JOTU

readordierachel 🙌🙌 1mo
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MargaretPinardAuthor
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YES.
The witches are hunting this time.

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phatsallylee
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Just mailed out my package for #basicwitchswap ! It should arrive on saturday! #bws @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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I was very excited this appeared on my doorstep today. I felt in a properly angry, feminist mood for it. Chapter 1 is just reminding me what a crap situation we are living in right now but I will keep on keeping on since her writing is so fun & conversational...

Hooked_on_books I can‘t wait for this—I‘m terribly jealous! 2mo
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jillrhudy
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I loved “Shrill” but much of “The Witches Are Coming” left me bewildered. The book, an essay collection, trades focus for frenetic cuteness and often wanders completely off course. I am only 14 years older than the author but found the writing inaccessible for a good 1/4 of the content. I get her on abortion and body image and quitting Twitter though.

Hatchette sent an advance readers copy in exchange for an honest review. #arc #Netgalley

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Reading-in-LallahLand
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FreeReadAndWrite
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I hope so, too ❤️

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mdemanatee
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I tried to save this for closer to pub, but I wanted to read it. So I am. (I regret nothing)

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Life‘s too short to not read the books you want! I hope you‘re enjoying it! 3mo
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The_Real_Nani
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Reading at the elementary school movie night is totally normal, right?

Linsy Ha, of course! 1mo
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