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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James Baldwin
Mountain, Baldwin said, is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else. Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boys discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwins rendering of his protagonists spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
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Kazzie
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This is well written- much like Giovanni‘s Room, the plot is spare and told slowly over time. The evangelist Christians do not come away well - John and Elisha have the benefit of you the on their side. But Gabriel‘s sins are many, and made worse by his righteous attitude towards his deeds. I‘m glad for his sister, setting him straight, and giving the story hope for Elizabeth and John.

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my first time with Baldwin‘s fiction and I really really enjoyed this. It‘s plot-heavy but reaches down inside you with the questions it asks. The writing is beautiful but natural the dialogue is so authentic, you‘ll occasionally get goosebumps.

It‘s got a little of the southern gothic feel you get from Faulkner but spares his dry wordiness. And the plotted nature of it makes it a quick read, takes just a few days.

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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An honest semi-autobiographical novel about the journey of John Grimes, a teenager in the throes of a crisis of faith, navigating 1930s Harlem and the temptation of the vast expanse of metropolitan New York, a city he's been taught to despise and fear because of the sin it apparently crawls with. Will temptation outweigh the prospect of eternal damnation? James Baldwin's first novel is enrapturing and a triumph of the written word.
Extraordinary!

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stevesbookstuf1
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Powerfully written and intensely felt. Brilliant novel. But also dense, dark and depressing.

I read Giovanni‘s Room last year. The 2 books are both semi-autobiographies and share intense storytelling and brilliantly depicted characters. But Giovanni‘s Room is a much easier read. I hated to come to the end of Giovanni's Room. But this book left me drained. Glad I read it and also glad it's over.

Full review: https://tinyurl.com/yjcavsv4

Graywacke I had about the same reaction to both. 5mo
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rebbyj
Mehso-so

Interesting.

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Deblovestoread
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#BookReport. This has been a weird reading week as I‘ve had the attention span of a gnat. With super long parts/chapters I struggled to get through Go Tell It. I appreciate Baldwin‘s writing and will continue to explore his work. I have DNF‘d a total of 4 books this month which is unusual for me. Hope this weirdness passes soon.

ChaoticMissAdventures GTIOTM is my least favorite Baldwin. I also struggled through it. 1y
Cinfhen I had a bail today too!!! This was a BIG NOPE 1y
Cinfhen Hope August is a better reading month for you!! 1y
bthegood Thx for sharing about your reading DNFs - With the nice weather and opportunities for outdoor gatherings, I've read less in July - I had to drop a few chunksters and regroup - if I can't love the book within a few chapters I have to shelve it for now - 😊 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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On its surface a family‘s struggles and their night going to pray, but underneath all that is a deep pool of human emotions, grief, hatred, pride. They all have their sins, guilts, shortcomings, & yet they all punish each other for both their own and the ones they perceive in others. Such a great reminder of not only are none of us free from sin, so don‘t cast stones, but also everyone is fighting their own battle that we cannot see, so be kind.

Deblovestoread This is a fantastic review of this book. I finished it a couple of days ago and am still processing. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Kdgordon88 Right! There are so many layers to this one. 1y
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Texreader
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I normally like books that jump in time but I require some indication that we are now reading about a different person in a different time period. Then there are the characters with similar names. I spent much of the time lost and confused until part 3, which totally escaped my comprehension. What the heck happened to John? And despite keeping my brain buzzing in confusion I was also bored. Sadly, I wasn‘t the right audience for this style.

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DivineDiana
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James Baldwin‘s semi autobiographical story of a young man‘s religious awakening in 1935 Harlem is powerful. John Grimes never met his birth father, and has been raised by a Pentecostal Church Pastor. Gabriel Grimes is controlling and physically abusive to his family. Themes include father-son relationships, racism, feminism and the role of the church. Strong characters. My heart was heavy for John and his mother. Superb writing. @Soubhiville

BarbaraBB Such a gorgeous picture as well. 1y
DivineDiana @BarbaraBB It captures the spirit of the book. 1y
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Texreader
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This scene feels like it could have been written yesterday, especially my having recently read this article and learning for the first time about sundown towns: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/adeonibada/sundown-tow...

Yet this book was written in 1953. I fear little has changed.

#authoramonth @Soubhiville

Butterfinger So frustrating. It could be a place near me with confederate flags and trump posters. It makes me sick. 1y
GingerAntics I was thinking the same thing. 1y
rockpools That‘s really interesting and infuriating - I‘d never heard od sundown towns. 1y
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CMB President Trump posters? Clearly, you don‘t realize that many minorities support him. I taught “real” vs “woke” US history for 37 years. I taught the good, the bad, and the “really ugly”. We have been a social and political experiment since the Minutemen of 1775. As abolitionist Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” We have struggled mightily and we have progressed greatly. 🇺🇸 1y
Texreader @GingerAntics Check out last comment. Clearly I‘m not knowledgeable about what‘s going on in the world. 😬😳 1y
GingerAntics @Texreader many people Trump and his base despise still support him, yes. I don‘t think that‘s groundbreaking news. So many minorities vote Republican because “it‘s god‘s will” so it doesn‘t matter what‘s actually in their best interest. I‘m not sure what that has to do with the point of this post. I also don‘t think it means you‘re not informed. 1y
GingerAntics @Texreader to avoid undue conflict, and to keep the focus on the actual point of this post, I‘m not going to get into the issues I see with the comment in question. The point remains, the quote you shared could be from this afternoon, 50 years ago, or 100 years ago. Sadly, this country hasn‘t changed much when it comes to the important things. 1y
Texreader @GingerAntics 😘 I needed your input on that one. Thank you 1y
GingerAntics @Texreader you‘re welcome!!! 😘 1y
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DivineDiana
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“Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father.”
#firstlinefridays #ShyBookOwl

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DivineDiana
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Skygoddess1
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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed the look at religion and God, I found that I didn‘t particularly like any of the characters. While I know that the hypocrisy of the characters being “God-fearing people” is a part of the story, they were so hypocritical that I found it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book. #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo

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Eggs
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Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Sad but extremely autobiographical - he said he had to write this before he wrote anything else.
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

jewright I read this book in grad school and found it so heartbreaking. 1y
Eggs @jewright Agreed - he really captures vintage Harlem 1y
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Butterfinger
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My interpretation: I acknowledge that the dratted Elmer Gantry may influence my thoughts.

I think Baldwin is portraying why some people need religion - a faith that is bigger than themselves, bigger than the cruel father, bigger than their circumstances, bigger than their hatred, their anger - something that gives the oppressed, the weary, the beaten a little bit of hope. You choose faith or lose (drugs, bitterness).

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Butterfinger I still despise the character Elmer Gantry and I am adding Gabriel to my list of the despised. Both of these books, however, will probably be my favorites of the year. Complete opposites in sincerity, but so similar in topic. 1y
AmyG I agree. Faith give people hope. And purpose. 1y
Texreader Excellent review 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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A powerful novel with intense writing that is based closely on Baldwin‘s own adolescent experiences. A story of 14-yr old John Grimes, how he grapples with his faith. I find the backstories of Florence, Gabriel, Elizabeth the most interesting..learning how their pasts shaped who they are. It‘s heavy with biblical symbolism & references, & the final part where John was ‘saved‘ didn‘t engage me. Great writing but a soft Pick for me.
#AuthorAMonth

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sprainedbrain
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I don‘t have anything new to add to the prevalent praise of this book—Baldwin‘s prose is fantastic. This story is gritty and infuriating. While it added to my appreciation for the author, it did nothing to help my poor opinion of organized religion and hypocrisy in general, but I don‘t think it was supposed to.

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#1001books and my #AuthorAMonth selection for July.

BarbaraBB Is it a #1001books? I miss that app so much, now I never know which books are. 1y
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB I miss the app, too! I had it labeled that way on goodreads, so I‘m trusting my system. 😬 1y
BarbaraBB Thanks, now I need to get a copy too! 1y
sprainedbrain @BarbaraBB I did find it on the Reading1001 GR group! 😉 1y
hilded I still have the app on my old phone, and will never get rid of it because of this app 🤩 Sad it won‘t be updated with the revisions though, I heard a new update of the book was in the making. And I can confirm it‘s on the 1001 list @BarbaraBB (edited) 1y
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #AuthorAMonth2021 @Soubhiville

My favorite Baldwin so far! 💚💚💚 This book is raw and gritty and full of dysfunctional family drama. I feel like Baldwin wrote a lot of this book from personal experiences.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Cinfhen
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A solid pick for my #AAM This book is pretty brutal as we learn about young John Grimes, living in 1930s Harlem, and his relationship with his family and his church. The novel also reveals the back stories of John's mother, his biological father, his heroic aunt and his violent, fanatically religious stepfather, Gabriel Grimes. Story felt very autobiographical which made the reading/listening extra painful 😣 Excellent narration

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Saw this on Twitter today and thought my other #AuthorAMonth readers who are reading Baldwin this month might appreciate this bit of history too.

https://twitter.com/rlnave/status/1413130891568812033?s=21

DivineDiana Thank you for sharing with us. That typed letter says so much about James Baldwin, the man. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DivineDiana You‘re welcome. I can‘t verify where it stands in any file…but the letter itself I thought was interesting. Plus it‘s interesting to remember how threatened the establishment was by some things. We talk about cancel culture and people being too easily upset these days, I think it‘s important to remember that in the past some people were literally hounded by authorities because they didn‘t like what they said. 1y
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Kaila-ann Please remove me from these posts 😊 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ⤴️the above post is for you @Soubhiville 1y
Soubhiville Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa and thanks for sharing this! 1y
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Cinfhen
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#AAM #JamesBaldwin added audio narration to my previous #KindleDeal 💙powerful writing and wonderful narration but such a heavy book😔feels semi autobiographical, which is heartbreaking 💔

Megabooks I‘m listening to my Baldwin as well! 👯‍♀️ 1y
Cinfhen Just finished my Baldwin @Megabooks HEAVY but powerful 😢😭 1y
Megabooks Just finished mine this morning. I‘ll tag it. I had similar feelings to the ones I did with Lorde‘s Sister Outsider. Very sad that only some progress has been made re: structural racism since its writing in 1962. We have so far to go, but at the end he reminded us to dream the impossible!! 1y
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Cinfhen
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DivineDiana Thank you! Going to purchase! ❤️ 1y
TheBookHippie Such a good one!!! Great price! 1y
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 1y
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tip! 1y
BarbaraBB Ate you going to read this one? 1y
StellarDoc Thank you for the heads-up! 1y
AshleyHoss820 Oh, I just adore James Baldwin! 1y
Andrew65 Thanks 😊 1y
Cinfhen This will be my first book by him @AshleyHoss820 @Andrew65 @StellarDoc @BarbaraBB oh wait…. I did read this book and loved it 1y
BarbaraBB I have always been a bit scared to read him. I only read 1y
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Patchshank
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https://www.newsday.com/entertainment/celebrities/levar-burton-book-club-1.50244...

The tagged book is the first book along with two other choices. The article goes into that more. Has anyone used fable? I've never heard of it.

Edit: After some more research I found out you do have to pay a membership for fable incase anyone was wondering.

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Booklover2
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Mehso-so

To be honest, there was way too much religion in it for my taste. Very intense and too heavy with religious fervor. The hypocrisy weighed heavy on me and listening to Gabriel go on and on and judge all those around him was exhausting.

At the same time, wow, I‘ve never heard anyone string such beautiful words together and create a tapestry of magic like his author can do. I‘m definitely going to be reading more James Baldwin.

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Imbookenit
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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I think not being Christian puts me a little bit of a disadvantage when reading this book, in some ways I understand the suffocating need to be right and moral and not to sin, but I keep asking myself why John just keeps excepting? About halfway through and I am loving James Baldwin‘s voice!

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WhiskeyMistress
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There‘s a reason it‘s a classic. God, man, family, sexuality, morality, all on display. Who is right or wrong? How do we learn to live with our sins? Or do we just placate ourselves in order to be able to live with who we are?

Read 2/2/2021

AshleyHoss820 Baldwin is one of my favorites! This one is an excellent read! Great review! 2y
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Mali01

"But she understood, at least, that they did give him a kind of bitter nourishment, and that the secrets they held for him were a matter of his life and death. It frightened her because she felt that he was reaching for the moon and that he would, therefore, be dashed down against the rocks; but she did not say any of this."

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Mali01
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Great introduction to the literary genius of Baldwin. Read the last part of the novel slowly and don't rush or you'll miss some real gems.

cslavick1221 Thank you Mr. Mali. Great insight! I will definitely be reading this novel once you return my copy to me :) 2y
Mali01 Oh Ms. Slavick, this is quite awkward: it's my copy now. 2y
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BiblioLitten
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“Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father.”

My first Baldwin.

#firstlinefridays #classicschallenge2020 #currentread

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MsLeah8417
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I have read so much Baldwin but yet not this, his first major work? Let‘s make it right and read this!!

SamAnne I read my first Baldwin this year--The Fire Next Time. Now I want to read everything by him. 2y
MsLeah8417 Welcome to World of Baldwin. Baldwin remains relevant. Since you‘ve read The Fire Next Time, I would encourage you to also read Between the World & Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward and Breathe by Imani Perry. 2y
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bibliobard
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I finished Go Tell it on the Mountain today — I am using it as my first free space (21) #BookSpinBingo. Did not understand most of this novel, though I can appreciate some of Baldwin‘s poetic language. +5

Tackling another round of 🎧 short stories. I will comment with titles but I have done 3 so far +45

That makes 3 hours towards #Screamathon2020 reading +30 = 81 total
#Scarathlon2020 #TeamHarkness

bibliobard So far I have heard The Birds of Azalea Street, In the Forest Dark and Deep, and Emmeline. All spooky tails involving creatures or spooks and each inspired by movies or literature which is neat! Definitely an exciting collection 👍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
alisiakae I‘m curious what part you didn‘t understand in the book? I haven‘t read it yet, but have been meaning too, as Baldwin has been influential to so many, and his writing on race and social issues paved the way for others. 2y
bibliobard @4thhouseontheleft I think part of the problem was I was trying to read it while with my students for short bursts of time — so it made it difficult to follow the story. I also couldn‘t keep track of the characters and what they meant to each other. I definitely picked up on some of the social/racial commentary — that part was good. 2y
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Demeter2112
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My local library has finally opened back up 🖤 So I finally got a chance to pick up this novel, that I've been trying to read for forever.

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Centique
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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Above quote from Edwidge Danticat writing in the New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/james-baldwins-hypothetical-country

This is Baldwin‘s first novel and is thought to be semi autobiographical. Told from four POVs but beginning and ending with John on his 14th birthday - a preachers stepson, struggling with the pull towards the world versus the pull of his stepfathers church. It‘s short and intense ⬇️

Centique And there is so much hell fire and brimstone in here! The POVs of the women and John are fascinating and beautiful, the stepfathers head is much harder to be in - but is so necessary. This is an eye opening book for me. Danticat puts it well in this review about the hellish reality of being poor and black reflected in the hellfire preached upon this community. 2y
MrBook He wrote so well! 2y
Centique @MrBook he absolutely did. I need to get a move on and read some more from him. 😊 2y
BiblioLitten I am looking forward to reading my first Baldwin this year. 😊 2y
Centique @BiblioLitten this was my first one too - more to come for sure! 2y
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Wellreadhead
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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AvidReader25
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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Beautiful and crushing, this novel is filled with fraught family relationships. Gabriel, a preacher, is a cruel & selfish example to his children. We meet them as they struggle under his reign. Then we travel back to see how Gabriel's sins, his sister Florence's heartbreak & the women in his life have shaped the world in which the children are raised. Baldwin captures the pain in their world while telling their story with such passion and poetry.

Texreader What an amazing review! 2y
AvidReader25 @Texreader Thank you! It was a deeply moving book and it was hard to pack a review into 451 characters. 2y
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xicanti
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Here‘s my June/second quarter spending log. I planned to go purchaseless last month, but #BlackPublishingPower was important and I wanted to participate.

To be honest, I mostly managed to keep to my get-book-read-book goal because the April Book Market was cancelled and all the thrift stores were closed, but still. I resisted many a discounted ebook and kept my purchases to stuff I knew I could read immediately. Gold star to me!

QuietlyLaura ⭐️ 👏 2y
rockpools I love the idea of the get-book-read-book goal. That would be *such* a challenge 😬 2y
xicanti @RachelO it‘s definitely tough when I buy a couple of things at once, or when I get a biiiiig book that I don‘t feel prepared to start yet. Mostly, though, it‘s been a good reminder not to buy lots of random stuff! (My random library borrowing is another matter...) 2y
rockpools @xicanti The concept of get-library-book-read-library-book has just blown my mind!🤯📚📚📚 2y
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JenniferP
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My list for July #bookspin. Hoping for the tagged book to win (or I‘ll read it anyway! 😉)
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
BarbaraBB I‘d be happy with 14 for you 😉 2y
Liz_M I'm rooting for no. 8 (edited) 2y
JenniferP @BarbaraBB @Liz_M I want to get to both of those soon! So many books . . . 2y
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Kenyazero
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For #pridemonth2020, I'm highlighting 30 openly LGBTQ+ authors. In addition to being a novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet James Baldwin was a social and political activist. #lgbtqauthors #lgbtq #lgbt #blackauthors #blackvoices #lgbtqvoices #pocvoices

megnews Loved The Fire Next Time and If Beale Street Could Talk 2y
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xicanti
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It was a cauliflower steak night. This is what it looks like after I chop it up so I can eat and read at the same time.

I finished GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN shortly after supper. In some ways, it reminded me of ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT, but GTIOTM is much more concerned with its religious aspect and with the flawed individuals involved. I didn‘t love it, but I do appreciate it.

Chrissyreadit Ohhh! That looks yummy! Do you have a recipe? 2y
zezeki It looks delicious! 2y
Chrissyreadit Thanks!!! 2y
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xicanti
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#weeklyforecast time!

I‘m currently reading GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN. Once I finish, I‘ll dive into MATING THE HUNTRESS in line with my get-book-read-book lifestyle.

After that, it‘s on to my last two June Must-Reads: ATHYRA, then RACING THE DARK.

On audio, I‘ve got TRISTAN STRONG PUNCHES A HOLE IN THE SKY by Kwame Mbalia, to be followed by HERE FOR IT by R. Eric Thomas and maybe THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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xicanti
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Breakfast with James Baldwin. His prose is gorgeous.

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xicanti
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I finally made it to the bookstore this afternoon to find a serious dearth of Black-authored books on the shelves. From what they‘ve said on social media, I gather they ARE backordered on a lot of titles due to high demand. It still wasn‘t a good look.

They did have a few copies of this lovely, compact edition of GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN, though! I‘ll just have to go digital for my second #BlackPublishingPower title.

Tianarose I hope that means that people are learning and reading for the cause! 2y
Emilymdxn I overheard a conversation in my local bookshop where a sales associate told a customer the bookshop staff get no say in what they get delivered from head office which was disappointing to hear, I hope an outpouring of support for black writers at the moment could cause them to change the algorithms for what they stock and send stores 2y
xicanti @Tianarose their Instagram does say they‘re maintaining a wait list of people who want to be notified once the antiracist nonfiction‘s back in stock. 2y
xicanti @Emilymdxn that‘s so frustrating. My bookstore‘s an indie, so they don‘t have that excuse. I went with a long list of novelists to look for, and I did find a few titles—but most of the books were expensive editions that make them tough for curious browsers to just pick up. I saw no sign of Karen Lord, Nalo Hopkinson, Victor LaValle, Langston Hughes, or Zora Neale Hurston, and the sparse-to-begin-with romance shelves were achingly white. 2y
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Hilary427
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This book was pretty good...I had no idea what it was about before I started it, and I liked the way you got to know all the main characters, and how they became tied together. Last 25 pages or so were a bit blah, but not bad!

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knockingword

Currently reading. Powerful, challenging, compassionate.

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Louise
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I didn‘t finish this #audiobook for two reasons: 1) the writing is so exquisite that I would rather read it in print so I don‘t miss anything, and 2) the story is so intense and the religion so zealous that it isn‘t helping me get to sleep at night! 😳 James Baldwin is a master. I look forward to reading more of his work in the printed format.

Scochrane26 He‘s been on my list of authors to read for awhile. 3y
KathyWheeler I think he‘s an author who definitely needs to be experienced in print. 3y
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Awk_Word_Smith
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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Happy Birthday, James Baldwin

Ddzmini I love this quote 🥰🙌🏽📖😋 3y
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Jari-chan
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I love reading James Baldwin and this one was my first book by him. Set in #NewYork in the 1930ies this book is strongly autobiographic which only makes it even more intense.

#LetsTravelAugust

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sarahljensen
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This is the third Baldwin novel I've read. His character development can be matched by few other writers. I'm going to keep going. I have another one lined up to begin soon. I want to get through all his major works before reading the biography I've been eyeing.

brit91 Cute kitty!😻📚 3y
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collegecatlady
Go Tell It on the Mountain | James A Baldwin
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Finally getting around to reading this classic. Baldwin is a favorite of mine from his non-fiction, but I‘ve surprisingly never read his novels. Here‘s to changing that!

vivastory I've been meaning to read this one for awhile now. I recently read, & loved, 3y
teainthelibrary LOVE him! You need to pick up 3y
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