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The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition)
The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet | John Green
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"The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this ... symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his ... podcast, bestselling author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale--from the QWERTY keyboard and sunsets to Canada geese and Penguins of Madagascar"--
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Scochrane26
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While writing the last post, I remembered I never finished the 12 books of Christmas or posted my top 2022 books. I did a Top 12 because these were clearly my favorites. Five happen to be Kentucky authors. #2022

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stevesbookstuf1
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I don't think I've heard of the Council on Books in Wartime before, but on googling it I've come across it's logo - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cxWn4c-x21M/UShxFNQoloI/AAAAAAAADeI/DycF8UH-Tqc/s1600/... - and realize I have a few such books in my collection.

Blueberry I read a book "When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II" about that. 2w
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stevesbookstuf1
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I don't think I've ever heard of The Council on Books in Wartime before, but on googling it I've found it's logo - http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cxWn4c-x21M/UShxFNQoloI/AAAAAAAADeI/DycF8UH-Tqc/s1600/... - and realize I actually have some such books in my collection.

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bookishdawg
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“It is our attentiveness that is in short supply, our ability and willingness to do the work that awe requires.”

Love starting the year with this thoughtful read ❤️

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staci.reads
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#12Booksof2022 This remains one of my favorites of the year. It was such a great mix of funny and insightful, with unexpected gut-punches of emotional depth. @Andrew65

Andrew65 A popular author - seems very good at the emotional stuff. 4w
Centique I loved this too and must reread it soon 💕 2w
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Blueberry
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Andrew65 A popular author. 1mo
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Karisa
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Hurray! I‘ve been wanting to read this book for too long and so has my husband. The chocolate is also delicious (sampled some already 🤣).

Thank you for adding bookish fun to my holiday, @Sharpeipup (and to @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing)! Books and chocolate—what a perfect combination!

Sharpeipup So glad you enjoyed it! The chocolate was locally made in Raleigh, NC & I picked it up during a recent trip there. 1mo
Scochrane26 I did the audio version, but this is probably my fave book this year. 1mo
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Magpiegem
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Catching up on this! Green beat St. James now I‘m off to remind myself what I read in November!

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BekaReid
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How can I read this book and not review it? This collection of essays made for some fantastic reading. A few didn't resonate as much, but I have noted/marked so many lines and passages and definitely plan on revisiting this volume in the future. I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 4.75⭐

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ICantImReading
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Contemplative, comforting, and hopeful. Some essays resonated with me more than others (the recording of the last Kaua‘i o‘o bird singing particularly struck my heart). I learned some interesting facts and I feel thoughtful and thankful for our world in all its complexity after listening to this gem. 🎧

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BarbaraBB
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A bit late but here is my #BookReport 44/22. Another good week. Three books I am glad I read!

Cinfhen I missed your review of Filthy Animals. Glad to hear you enjoyed it😊 3mo
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BarbaraBB
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I see why this book has got so many good reviews. John Green‘s essays are funny and serious and I love the idea of reviewing the Anthropocene. BUT there were quite a few essays which didn‘t work for me. Some of the very American subjects I could not associate with. So, a light pick and my #HopePunk choice for #Booked22. Thank you for sending me this one Cindy 😘

Cinfhen I can see how this would not 💯 be relatable to you!! Glad you enjoyed parts of it 🧡 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I certainly did! And I loved his ratings! 3mo
squirrelbrain Great review! 3mo
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Cinfhen Yessss!! His ratings were hilarious 😂 3mo
Megabooks No Canada geese in the Netherlands? 😉 the ratings were hilarious. 3mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Exactly! I was so glad he likes soccer and is a Liverpool fan 😃 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Love this book! @Megabooks every time is see Canada geese (at least once a day! 😜) I think of him! 😂 3mo
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rsteve388
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#NonFictionNovember I am not hosting anything this year. (It's been too hectic.for me) but I hope you all read some awesome non fiction this month. Here's my first week of Nov Reads. My goal is to read 8 books.

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ThePageantHam
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Hank and John Green's annual week-long Pizzamas celebration is almost over, so if that's something you're into, check out the sweet merch while you can. The three oversized shirts I ordered for lounging and sleeping have arrived! To round things out, my other oversized shirt from Maggie McGill also arrived. Looking forward to some solid lounging with some good autumnal books while I crank the AC to pretend autumn exists in Texas. 🍂 📚

JamieArc Where did you get the thick thighs shirt??? 😍😍😍 4mo
ThePageantHam @JamieArc Their insta handle is maggiemcgill and the first option in the link in her bio is her merch! There's another one that's Thick Thighs & Spooky Vibes that I actually like even more and should have gotten 👻 4mo
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Magpiegem
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Ooh! I wonder what The Night Circus will end up competing against!! I have loved doing this, thank you @chasjjlee 😊

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Magpiegem
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47/23 I LOVED this book. Green reads the audio which I highly recommend. It brought me to tears more than once but also made me chuckle. It was about the smallest and the biggest things, the most personal to Green and the most important to us all. He has the most beautiful way of weaving many threads into a story. It was intensely personal and incredibly reflective. Going to find his podcast now! I give the Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.

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Plague is a one-star phenomenon, of course, but our response to it need not be.

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staci.reads
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I'm belated in posting this one. I read it last week and absolutely loved it! It's one of my favorites this year. I'll be recommending this to everyone.

ninergrl6 I loved it too. It‘s the basis of my lesson plans this week. 5mo
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behudd
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My friend Kayla & I just got to be part of a dream book club! Hosted by Sharon McMahon and reading The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green, we just spent an hour listening to him talk about writing & life, and if you‘ve ever spent any time listening to John Green talk, you know it was the best.
Wow. What a moment 💜

JamieArc My friend Lindsey Sandberg was on that and had a delightful time! She said you all cheered him with his face drink, diet Dr. Pepper 😊 (edited) 5mo
behudd @JamieArc yes! It was really wonderful 🤗 5mo
DivineDiana What a wonderful experience! I do love author talks! ❤️📚❤️ 5mo
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Was introduced to this book owing to the excellent podcast by the author. It is hopeful yet sad, funny yet thoughtful. The author weaves his life through the essays about different items which he gives a rating to. Glad I finally got to this book.
#roll100

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behudd
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The Anthropocene is the era we are currently living in “in which humans have profoundly reshaped the planet and its biodiversity.” Green takes aspects of life and rates them on a 5-point scale. But more than that he gives the historical, sociological, & personal stories of each, ranging from Diet Dr. Pepper to Canada Geese and everything in between.There were certain chapters I found bit dull and others that had me weeping.Outstanding.

behudd @TheAromaofBooks this was my August #bookspin book! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
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Scochrane26
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Loved listening to John Green narrate his NF essays. Not sure why I hadn‘t read this before because I love Green‘s fiction. Some of these essays hit my emotions hard, some were more humorous. And the last few lines of the postscript are what sealed my rating. After all of his ratings in the book, I‘m rating this 5🌟

Chelsea.Poole Love this audiobook! 6mo
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I loved this book SO MUCH. From familiar topics to ones I‘d never heard of before, every chapter was completely engrossing and entertaining. What a wonderful gift to come out of the pandemic. The audio was perfectly paced for my road trip, but now I need to get my hands on a physical copy because I have so many lesson plan ideas rolling around in my head! I give The Anthropocene Reviewed audiobook 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #teachersoflitsy #librofm

marleed Haha. I listened on audio and had to purchase the hardback for my 5* collection! 6mo
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Blueberry
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1. John Green
2. The Anthropocene Reviewed
3. Master Food Preserver Extension Agencies

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻📚🥰. Uh…what is #3?? 6mo
Blueberry @Eggs they work through universities and maybe the USDA to test and make safe canning and food preserving guidelines. 😀 6mo
Eggs @Bluebird oh! Of course Extension! 6mo
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A fascinating collection of essays on various subjects which the author rates out of 5. Very enjoyable and interesting although I did find some of the essays felt geared more towards Americans and I had little understanding of them

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#1. The most recent is tagged. As in I was sobbing out loud listening to one of the essays..while driving...not safe! 😮
#2. I guess I'd have to say literary fiction? Specifically more contemporary than historical. I like getting to know characters who remind me of IRL family & friends.
#3. The most recent one I loved is Summerwater.

Thanks for tagging me @julieclair !

Want to play @Sarahbellum @christyco125 @booknaround ?

@eggs

julieclair Summerwater looks so good! I've added it to my TBR stack (or rather my TBR mountain, lol!) 6mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗📖👏🏻 6mo
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really liked this on audiobook, honestly wouldn‘t mind rereading a physical copy bc it‘s brimming with facts, quotes, & general goodness I‘d like to take more time to commit to memory. I took a little something from each essay/review and enjoyed the mix of humor and sentimentality. parts were written during the pandemic so that brought another aspect into some reviews.

book 6/22 for 22. #readingchallenge #audiobook

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Bklover
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Happy July! It‘s hot here-right now I wish all of us (Littens) could go on a cruise somewhere cold. We‘d drink cocoa and talk books all the time.
1. The Anthropocene Reviewed by John Green.
2. That‘s Jill in the photo exploring her new hiding place.
#wondrouswednesday

@Nessavamusic @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BarkingMadRun

Eggs Great photo! Thanks for joining in ❣️ 7mo
parker_pa1 Hi there👋🏻Good day to you, how are you doing and how's things going with you over there..? 7mo
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shanaqui
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John Green and I deeefinitely share a genre of anxiety, which made this surprisingly hard to read for me, but I did enjoy it. At times it feels a little... I guess the word is “sentimental“, but Green does remind you too that feeling things isn't actually a BAD thing.

Not entirely for me, because it did make me anxious, but it's not that I wouldn't recommend it to others!

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shanaqui

"I wish I wasn't so scared all the time -- scared of the virus, yes, but there is also some deeper fear: the terror of time passing, and me with it."

shanaqui This book was making me anxious somehow and my theory on why is that me and John Green share a similar sort of anxiety -- and this quotation proves it. 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh my yes! He hits the nail on the head with this quote, and actually throughout the entire book for me. Loved it but also it taps into all that anxiety!! 7mo
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shanaqui
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I'm getting started on this book already no matter what shows up in the draw, but here's my #BookSpin list as well!

So far, I haven't read much of this, but it's like... it's sentimental, but he's leaning into that, and reminding everyone not to be ashamed that they feel things. Of course we feel things. We're humans.

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BennettBookworm
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These are my top picks of the year so far! #bestof2022 in progress!

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To fall in love with the world isn‘t to ignore or overlook suffering, both human and otherwise. For me anyway, to fall in love with the world is to look up at the night sky and feel your mind swim before the beauty and the distance of the stars. It is to hold your children while they cry, to watch as the sycamore trees leaf out in June.

DebbieGrillo When my breastbone starts to hurt, and my throat tightens, and tears well in my eyes, I want to look away from feeling. I want to deflect with irony, or anything else that will keep me from feeling directly. We all know how loving ends. But I want to fall in love with the world anyway, to let it crack me open. I want to feel what there is to feel while I am here. 7mo
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BennettBookworm
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It‘s been a long and winding road through the #promptmaze!! @TheAromaofBooks Last time it was 3 steps and this time I took 10! So much fun, thank you!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I saw in your other comment that you plan out your path - I'm so impressed by your organization!!!! 7mo
BennettBookworm @TheAromaofBooks haha thank you!! It‘s so fun because your prompts are awesome! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh thank you!!! Q2 and Q3 have a lot of overlap but I have shuffled them all into different places to keep things fresh! 😂 7mo
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BennettBookworm
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Fifth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!! John Green‘s was the only book in this subject that I loved.

MUGGLE STUDIES:

🌟 Muggle studies: Own voices book - Behold the Dreamers
🌟 Flying car: Book relating to STEAM - Love Hypothesis
🌟 Daily Prophet: Nonfiction - Anthropocene Reviewed

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BennettBookworm
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Hands down of the best books I‘ll ever read. John Green speaks with heart and vulnerability and wisdom (though he‘d never claim to). The research makes it fascinating; the anecdotes make it intimate.
I read this in a book club with my friend, a few essays at a time, which I highly recommend, to soak it all in and really go deep… and make it last longer!
I could see myself reading all of these essays again, plus now I have his podcasts to explore!

DisneyFan I enjoyed this one too, even though I didn‘t think I would . 7mo
marleed I loved this book and find that I now on occasion give stars to my experiences! 7mo
Saknicole 😍 perfect plant/book choice combo! 7mo
BennettBookworm @Saknicole thank you!! 😄 7mo
BennettBookworm @marleed I totally agree- he changed how I look at things! 7mo
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Bookishgal71
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I would not have read this on my own but my Goodreads book club has it on their list. John Green weighs in on seemingly random subjects, from Canadian geese to Icelandic hotdogs.

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living_for_literature
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I loved how John could review various things with a humorous and personal touch, wrapping it all into the lived human experience and what it might mean to be human in this vast universe

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Wild Friday night reading. 😂

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cariashley
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Just me holding back sobs on the subway home tonight, listening to one of the later essays in this book about the last remaining Kaua‘i o‘o bird. It just gutted me. This whole collection is excellent, so sharply observed and true. Highly recommend the audio.

Chelsea.Poole Right there with you!! Loved this book and gutted over this loss and so many others happening around us 😭 9mo
Bklover Oh I agree! It was heartbreaking to listen to the bird call. 💔 9mo
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Bklover
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This month my definite favorite was the tagged book. What I found interesting is my top faves for the quarter were both nonfiction, which I seldom read. Maybe I should! Anyway the tagged book is going to be tough to beat.
#2022readingbracket

BennettBookworm I‘m obsessed with this book!! And I agree, I rarely read nonfiction! Tough to beat indeed 9mo
AvidReader25 I loved this book so much! One of my top ten for the whole year last year. 9mo
Bklover @AvidReader25 @BennettBookworm It‘s pretty far up my list too. I haven‘t read anything that comes close so far this year! 9mo
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Blueberry
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Lol. Nope, nothing alike. One nonfiction feel-good essays. The other a fiction romance series of vampires and werewolf's.

@NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie Hahahahah 9mo
Sparklemn Good grief! is it because John Green writes YA novels? That's the only way I can connect the two.

I loved this book.
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Blueberry @Sparklemn it was heartwarming 9mo
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Bklover
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This book is a series of essays on a variety of things, read by the author. I have always liked John Green‘s voice. There is something very earnest and kind and a bit cautious in his voice. Now that I‘ve listened to it, I need to have the book. Preferably signed. Definitely worth five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GinaKButler
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Our book club pick. This is not something I‘d typically pick up. The discussion will be interesting!

#bookspinbingo

Chelsea.Poole Love that book. 9mo
marleed I listened to this on audio, but loved it so much that I bought a physical copy before I was even done listening! 9mo
GinaKButler @marleed @Chelsea.Poole This was a book club pick for me. I really liked some of the essays...others, not so much. Glad I read it though! 9mo
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Blueberry
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4.5 stars. I found myself reading the end of the 'Sunset' chapter outloud to friends and family.

@NataliePatalie

Centique I loved this, it was lovely as an audiobook hearing his voice 😍 9mo
Bklover I‘m listening to this one now and loving every minute! 9mo
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This was such a delightful series of essays. Part historical, part emotional, he picks seemingly random things from everyday life to rate on a five star scale, based on his experience with it and it's effect on the world. It's a wonderful mix of memoir and history. I recommend the audio, as it brings to life his dry sense of humor.
I give this five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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peanutnine
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#ThingsInCommon progress so far:

A Promised Land -(nonfiction audio narrated by author)- Anthropocene Reviewed

Thick as Thieves -(romance)- Well Played

@Clwojick

Clwojick Way to go!! 10mo
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Blueberry
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I'm enjoying this book right now. It's a library copy but it's even signed 😊

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suvata
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Read in March 2022 ...
#suvataReads #Bookly #BooklyApp #Bookstagram #MMDBookClub

It looks like I read more than usual this month, but two of these books were short poetry books and two were short stories.