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My Own Words
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women s rights, and popular culture. "My Own Words" offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America s most influential women."
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PaperbackReader
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“When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one‘s ability to persuade.”

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H_SQUARED
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My Christmas books! ❤️ So excited.

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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

This book is well titled: it is literally a collection of speeches and writings from RBG, related to her work and life. I just loved it, though of course it was bittersweet. RIP, RBG. We REALLY miss you! 😢

Bookzombie Yes, we really do! 😢 1y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Bailedbailed

So much of the text was italicized and hurt my eyes to read for too long. I may try this again in audio format later (there is a waiting list for the audio), but I may not too. I read the first 10% and I was expecting more about her life than about her published opinions and editorials.

Graywacke I love RBG but bailed on this on audio. A bit repetitive. 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Graywacke good to know! Thanks! 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks thank you! It's on my TBR list. 2y
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peanutnine
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Mehso-so

I was hoping this would be a bit more biographical of RBG. Comprised of excerpts of her writing in articles and speeches, it did touch on her early life and career. But there was also explaining technical aspects of certain cases or dissenting opinions on the court that I found a bit dry. I enjoyed the audio though with original recordings of a lot of the speeches. Marty Ginsburg's portions were by far my fav. He was funny & so devoted to his wife

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Mitch
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Life‘s too short not to include a little treat here and there!

TrishB Love it ♥️ 2y
AmyG 🙌🏻❤️ 2y
Scochrane26 Have this one & love it! 2y
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mmsyxe
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(Preface, xvii)

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vlwelser
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Mehso-so

If you're looking for a biography of RBG, that's not what this is. And I've read and enjoyed a few of those. This is mostly speeches. And it's pretty dry. I really liked the penultimate chapter in the last section. And I really wish I could go back in time and not suggest this for #bookclub. I do love RBG. And my mum loved this so if you're really interested, don't let this deter you.

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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
TorieStorieS Oh I hate when I am responsible for a book club book that I didn‘t enjoy!! But- at least in my IRL club, it does seem like those are always the ones that lead to the best discussions!🤷‍♀️ 2y
vlwelser @TorieStorieS I'm sure we all feel like this and then think nothing of it when we don't like someone else's pick. The discussion is probably going to be pretty epic. There's a running commentary going on Whatsapp already. 2y
TorieStorieS Oh that‘s so fun to discuss while reading it!! I may have to steal this idea for my club!! 🤣 2y
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HeatherBookNerd
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Pickpick

This book is a collection of her writing, speeches, dissents, and briefs, interspersed with bits of personal background. So it is not a memoir, but you get a great picture of her as a person, a teacher, and a Justice. It‘s wonderful to find out more about her personal life, the legal contributions she made towards women‘s rights, and how the Supreme Court actually operates.

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HeatherBookNerd
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RBG is such a persuasive, efficient writer. Seeing how the Supreme Court works, and about her philosophy of judging has been so helpful. I‘m learning so much!

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vlwelser
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I'm not ready for it to be February. But I did put together my #BookSpin list.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Azy.K
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Pickpick

A great book for any RBG fan. It‘s co-authored but written in her own voice and shows a complete picture of her life and career. It‘s especially interesting if you want to know how the Supreme Court works in conjunction with the Exec and Leg branches of gov‘t; a great read if you want to read her dissents on some of the most important cases to be tried in the US. My only gripe is it‘s repetitive in its description of some of the cases discussed.

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Cortg
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This is an audio I wasn‘t sure about at first but ended up really enjoying! RBG talks about her childhood, meeting her husband and her family life. She talks about her career and highlights cases about equality. She tells her stories and the audiobook contains actual recorded talks and speeches by RBG to follow stories. The recordings at the beginning were a bit difficult to hear but either they got clearer or I concentrated a bit harder. RIP RBG.

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Scochrane26
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Pickpick

I rated this one 5 ⭐️on GR because most of the book is RBG‘s words—her past lectures, dissents, & speeches. I loved the pics, esp this one of her and the Obamas. My sis got me the shirt for Christmas, I‘ve had the Funko, & my cat decided to join in. 😹This isn‘t a typical memoir or bio but the biographers give intros about RBG‘s life in between her writings. I respect her even more now & hope the current Justices see their job as she did.

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Scochrane26
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I like that Biden was the chair of the committee that confirmed RBG to the Supreme Court. #todayilearned

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Come-read-with-me
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Although I have enjoyed biographies written about the brilliant and well respected justice, I didn‘t truly appreciate the impact of this remarkable lawyer and judge. The work she authored, starting in grade eight, reflects a mind that was keenly aware of the world around her and provided the best insight into her personal and professional life. As a long time fan of RBG this was an essential read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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HeatherBookNerd
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Anyone else get books for Christmas? Here are mine! I‘d love to hear about your bookish gifts!

readordierachel Juliet Takes a Breath is so good. 2y
HeatherBookNerd @readordierachel glad to hear that! 2y
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HeatherBookNerd
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Our middle Tennessee Litsy group did Secret Santa by mail this year and Amanda sent me a lovely bunch of bookish Christmas love! I‘m missing our in person meetups but am grateful we‘ve been able to stay in touch through the pandemic. Looking forward to getting together again in 2021!

@adnama82

Traci1 Are those RBG socks?!? 2y
HeatherBookNerd @Traci1 Yes they are! Aren‘t they terrific?! 2y
Traci1 @HeatherBookNerd they are awesome! 2y
Come-read-with-me The socks are fantastic! 2y
britt_brooke 😍 2y
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Victoria_Clyne
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Pickpick

Oh how I admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all the more after reading her own writing. She was an absolutely amazing woman and she and her husband were ahead of their time.

As much as I enjoyed this book, it took me a long time to read. Mainly because I needed to be fully awake to read it. It was well worth the effort. I was part way through this when she passed and the world really needs people like her.

Nute A heartbreaking loss. An amazing women. She set the bar high! 2y
Victoria_Clyne @Nute I was about halfway through this when she passed away. It was so sad, a real loss. 2y
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Mitch
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I‘ve dipped in and out of the tagged book - it was on my list to try to finish this month but time is running out! So having breakfast with the documentary on Netflix‘s instead! #nfn2020

SamAnne Loved the documentary. It was also on my TBR for this month and couldn‘t get to it. 2y
Mitch @SamAnne I've read a few chapters ad its really good - not sure it needs to be read all in one stretch - i'll definitely go back - maybe a chapter a month ?? 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Because it‘s a view into the world of judges and the U.S. legal system, this was a perfect pick for this month. Ginsburg and her co-authors gathered her articles, talks, and other writing starting in her high school years. There‘s some repetition, but it adds to the nuances rather than dulling them. Get the audiobook—they use actual audio of RBG speaking!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020 #nonfictionnerds

sprainedbrain Oooooh. Stacked! 2y
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Hamlet
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Pickpick

Reading this book and sharing it with all of you feels like a fitting tribute to the great Ruth Bader Ginsberg. It‘s a pleasure to read her crisp prose and follow her reasoning and observations. I was particularly intrigued by her description of how the Supreme Court‘s workday & work week are run. With key cases discussed, historical background that‘s lively, and a personal touch, her writing moves quickly & is throughly enjoyable. Thank you, RBG.

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Mitch
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This always happens - I‘m Christmas shopping for Bookclub folks and everything I see I want on my own Santa list! 🤣🤣🤣

Gissy This happens to me in swaps. I spend more in my shopping for swaps because I end buying some items double, one for my match and one for me. Plus I add more books to my wish list🤣 2y
Mitch @Gissy that sounds very familiar! 2y
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TheBookHippie
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1. All our Litsy Love penpals in the UK for a spot of tea.

2. We remain COVID free🤞🏻

Anyone 🤍🤍🤍

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dariazeoli
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Weekend coffee and reading! Fall is here this weekend.

#nonfictionnerds

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TheBookHippie
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dariazeoli 🙌🏻❤️ 2y
vlwelser ❤❤❤ 2y
CaraTK ❤️ 👑 2y
Chrissyreadit ❤️🙌👏 2y
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Eggbeater
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New face mask to help get me through this awful wait. I've got my lucky "Fight like a girl" socks on and I am not going to have a nervous breakdown. I totally got this!?♀

CaffeineAndCandy ❤❤❤ 2y
MoonWitch94 🤩🤩🤩🤩 2y
FashionableObserver 💙 My nerves can‘t take much more. I feel you! But, we‘ve got this. Hang in there, sis! 💙 2y
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AmyG Love it! 2y
MittenGirlPeach Love it! 🧡 2y
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
QuietlyLaura You rock! ❤️ 2y
GingerAntics You got this!!! ✊🏻 2y
HOTPock3tt Hopefully neither of us will have a nervous breakdown lol! 😂 But you seem better prepared to hang in there than I am! 😎💙💙💙 @Eggbeater 2y
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dariazeoli
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#nonfictionnerds starts two books tomorrow, including #RBG!

Haven‘t joined yet? What are you waiting for? Look at just some of the great books we‘ve read this year.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1061034

TheBookHippie How do we join? 2y
dariazeoli @TheBookHippie if you‘re on Goodreads and click the link above there should be a join link. And the discussion posts are open as of this morning! 2y
TheBookHippie I rarely use goodreads! I got it thanks🤍 2y
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NaomiO
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Hooked_on_books
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Protect our democracy. Protect your rights.

VOTE

DISSENT

💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿

Leftcoastzen Nice selection! Great post! 2y
EKonrad ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 2y
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Chelsea.Poole Yessss 🗳 🇺🇸 2y
Megabooks 👍🏻💙🗳 2y
NaomiO Love! We need more of this!!!! Your friendly neighbour to the north! 2y
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JenniferEgnor
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Excited to grab this today! Thank you RBG. Rest In Peace, rest in power. #notoriousRBG

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LatrelWhite
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In her own words...the woman was brilliant💕👏🏽👏🏽

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S.Web
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Pickpick

What a giant. Highly recommend for anyone interested in RBG. Her writing provides insight into who she was as a lawyer and justice. She was so obviously extremely intelligent and thoughtful.

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cswaingiggles
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Having a kid is making this listen take forever but it‘s so worth it.

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SW-T
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Little, but fierce. Small, but mighty.

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Awk_Word_Smith
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We miss you, RBG.

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LatrelWhite
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Starting this week, In honor of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg💕 In lieu of 💐 please go VOTE📮

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jb72
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RIP RBG

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Chelseabillups30
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RIPower, RBG. 📖📚

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MoonWitch94
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A lifelong reader. She really was just like us. Rest In Peace & Power, Notorious RBG. 👩🏻‍⚖️🖤 #NotoriousRBG #thankyou

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Skygoddess1
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There are no words. #RuthBaderGinsburg #Dissent

BarbaraTheBibliophage A true shero! 2y
SamAnne Mourning her today. 2y
Gezemice @SamAnne Me too. 😢 2y
KVanRead 💔 2y
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DarcysMom
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#riprbg Thank you for being the hero we needed.

Leftcoastzen Amen to that!💔😢 2y
Eggbeater ❤❤❤ 2y
TheBookHippie ❤️ 2y
Hooked_on_books 🙌🏼💔 2y
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GingerAntics
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This gives me hope. Things may get very dark for a while (if Trump wins again), but as soon as a democrat gets back in the White House, as long as voting still matters in America, republicans can shoot themselves in the face and force Democrats to add two more judges to the Supreme Court, just to keep things even.
#hope #voterbg #saveourdemocracy

TheBookHippie Such a shit show. May we have the strength to live through it 2y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I keep saying I protested and lived through the initial start of the AIDS pandemic and Regan 🤢LGBTQIA rights -women‘s rights but I‘m getting F-ing tired ... it‘s our very democracy and our rights as women on the line ... gah 2y
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GingerAntics @TheBookHippie I‘ve been thinking of your generation lately. You‘ve all fought this fight already... and WON. Now, because of a giant pumpkin the fight is happening all over again. I can‘t even imagine. 2y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I started with my parents protesting Vietnam. Just unreal to me that something I fought for in my lifetime will be reversed by hatred. The worst part. Women who are on that side. 2y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics the pumpkin only cares what divides us so he can be in charge he doesn‘t give a flying fuck what the divisive point is . Just so he can keep us divided there‘s truth to divide and conquer. Look at Hitler. 2y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie he is just like Hitler. I totally agree. He‘s dangerous and we‘ve got to get rid of him. I don‘t get women who don‘t think equality is good for them. I don‘t get women who would vote for a Hitler groupie because they couldn‘t stand to vote for a woman. I seriously hope our rights don‘t disappear, but I fear they will. I almost want to make a run for the Canadian boarder. 2y
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MallenNC
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I am devastated about the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Just a year ago, she spoke at Meredith College, where I work. This night was a highlight of my work at Meredith and of my life. Thank you Ruth Bader Ginsburg for being an amazing fighter and a delightful human being.

Chelsea.Poole 💔😭 2y
Jeannineth She was a great American. 2y
JenReadsAlot Just heartbroken 2y
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Leftcoastzen I am as sad as can be. such a loss , such an amazing person.😢 2y
Lcsmcat 💔😢 2y
Christine I‘m so glad you had that experience! But heartbroken. 2y
MallenNC @Christine It was an amazing day! I feel even more honored and lucky to have seen her in person. I‘m heartbroken about this loss. 2y
SamAnne Rest In Peace RBG. Let‘s carry on your work and passion. 2y
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GingerAntics
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New representatives come in 3 January. It is only the President that is sworn in 2 January. We just have to make it until 3 January!!!
#saveourdemocracy #riprbg #rbg

TheBookHippie 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
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Andrea313
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I am so heartbroken. And so terrified for what is to come. Thank you for your fight, RBG. Thank you for everything. #IDissent

marleed I share the broken pieces of my heart with you. 2y
staci.reads Also heart broken and so very worried 2y
Chelsea.Poole 💔😭 2y
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Palimpsest 😭 2y
Lcsmcat 💔😢 I just want to cry. 2y
Leftcoastzen 💔💔💔💔 2y
TheBookHippie Terrified 2y
SamAnne Well at least 4 Senste Republicans have said they will not vote on a replacement before their election. We need to support and keep the pressure up on them. 2y
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This is so heartbreaking and an unimaginable loss. RBG was one of the only true role models I‘ve had in my life. She stood for everything I believe in, leading with morality and integrity always. Steeped in strength and independence, she was the ultimate example that not only can a woman do anything but that it‘s so important that she always has a seat at the table.

JenReadsAlot Devastating 2y
RamsFan1963 Damn it!! I just saw this online!! Now Trump will have another chance to appoint some right wing a-hole to the bench before the election. I hope the Dems use the same tactics against Trump that Mitch McConnell used on Obama in 2015, denying him the chance to fill the vacancy with his choice. 2y
Bette 😢 2y
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JenReadsAlot @RamsFan1963 I just texted basically the same thing to a friend. 2y
bthegood @Annie1215 one of her quotes "Reading is the key that opens doors to many good things in life. Reading shaped my dreams, and more reading helped me make my dreams come true." 2y
SW-T 💔😢💔 2y
marleed I‘m shattered. 2y
staci.reads 😥😢💔 2y
Palimpsest 😭 2y
Chelsea.Poole 💔😭 2y
Annie1215 @bthegood how perfect 💔 2y
Annie1215 @RamsFan1963 it‘s truly the worst kind of consequence of this situation. How terrible that we can‘t even celebrate her incredible legacy because we have to be so vigilant about what her death means for our democracy. 2y
TheBookHippie @Annie1215 I so agree we can‘t even mourn .. 2y
TheBookHippie @marleed shattered is the right word 2y
Nute This loss is huge on all levels!💔 2y
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GDLeon
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RIP RBG. You were greater than life! Need to read

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JenReadsAlot
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My heart is broken. So glad I saw her last year at the National book festival..
RIP you amazing woman.

EchoLogical *Sigh* 2y
Annie1215 So heartbreaking 😭 2y
BethM 😭 2y
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Bette 😢 2y
SW-T 💔😢💔 2y
Christine How wonderful that you saw her in person. Heartbroken beyond words. 2y
Chelsea.Poole 😭💔 2y
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GingerAntics
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🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
This queen just died. I am terrified for America right now. We can only hope for women‘s rights, minority rights, immigrant‘s rights, LGBTQIA rights, human rights, that the House can prevent Trump from pushing another conservative judge through before the end of January.
#RBG #RIPRBG #SaveOurDemocracy

TheBookHippie I can‘t breathe 2y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie it‘s heart breaking and terrifying all at once. If Trump wins in November, it won‘t matter if he pushes a judge through in the next 47 days or not. All I can think of is the F-word. 2y
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics I‘ve said it 500 times 2y
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Chrissyreadit I‘m curled up crying. 2y
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie if I haven‘t said it that many times, I‘m pretty damn close. 2y
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I think I‘m still in shock. I‘m sure that is coming. 2y
Scochrane26 😢😢😢 2y
Sace I am without words. Wait, I've got two... I'm alternating between sh*t and f*ck. 2y
KatieDid927 I‘ll be calling my senators Schumer and Gillibrand. We cannot let them have this seat. Not after the precedent they set. 2y
MoonWitch94 Devastated. Fearful. Heartbroken. 💔😭 2y
GingerAntics @Sace hadn‘t thought of sh*t. Thanks for that. I feared I was never saying another word but f*ck. 2y
GingerAntics @KatieDid927 we must fight the way she taught us. We might vote the way she would have us. We must continue on as she would expect of us. We‘re in for the fight of our modern lives. Here goes nothing. 2y
GingerAntics @MoonWitch94 so well said, and with zero expletives. 2y
RamsFan1963 2020 the f**king nightmare gift that keeps on giving!! Even Stephen King couldn't come up with insane sh*t like this year. 2y
GingerAntics @RamsFan1963 you got that right. Had he written a book half like this year has been, his publishers would have said he lost his mind and it was just too unrealistic. 2y
Branwen I don't even have words. I'm seriously just so heartbroken and terrified 💔 2y
GingerAntics @Branwen we‘re all going to have ulcers before this is over. 2y
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