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The House on Mango Street
The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
Told in a series of vibrant vignettes, The House on Mango Streetis the story of Esperanza Cordera, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. For Esperanza, Mango Street is a desolate landscape of concrete and run-down tenements where she discovers the hard realities of life - the fetters of class and gender, the spectre of racial enmity and the mysteries of sexuality. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, Esperanza is able to rise above hopelessness and create for herself "a house all of my own quiet as snow, a space for myself to go" in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.
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thesnaccthatstrikesbacc
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frankly, I am not in the least bit impressed with it. it's a story that has no connection between vignettes and is no more than a collaboration of random short stories. in my opinion, a sixth-grader could have written this book.

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“No two exactly alike“ pg.35 Cisneros

Mrs.Bolduc What kind of #readingcandy is this? 3w
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“You can never have too much sky.“ pg. 33

Mrs.Bolduc #bolducbookworms at it again! 😻 3w
PandaOnBamboo2 @Mrs.Bolduc :) 2w
.ioisblocked How is the cover of a book a spoiler?

And yes, I know that the quote may be one, but it's not like anyone would understand the context anyway.
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The House on Mango Street is a book that I recommend to fans of realistic fiction. It is about the life of a young girl growing up in Chicago and her experiences. Sandra Cisneros does a really good job of making the characters easy to connect to even if you have really different experiences from them. This is a book that I defiantly recommend.

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vonnie862
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"You gotta be able to know what to do with hips when you get them." #hispanicheritagemonth #latinxliterature #houseonmangostreet

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Madelpadel
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Cisneros writes in such a poetic and feel-good way about such a heartbreaking topic: growing up in poverty. This book tells of a year on Mango Street from a young Mexican Americans perspective. Even if you don‘t love the book, it‘s 110 pages and a VERY quick read. Well worth the few hours spent.

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I love the prose in this series of vignettes that makes every scene so palpable. We hear a voice of Esperanza who in turn is speaking for every other voice in her neighborhood, but mostly women, many of whom seem to have their voices elided either because of being female or a language barrier. This book in parts is both serious, joyous, and funny and I think everyone can recognize themselves in how awkward coming of age can be. Wonderful book.

Ubookquitous One of my favorites- I love Cisneros - especially her poetry. He prose is very poetic as well. 2mo
Lcsmcat I need to reread this! 2mo
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Ramo
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Reading Sandra‘s description of their home on Mango Street reminded me of the small apartments located above a storefront shop in Paterson New Jersey where I grew up. The stairway was poorly lit but an intriguing place to play. The fire escape always beckoned for me to look out over the street and toss things overboard. I was too young to understand how poor we were but I‘m thankful that my parents kept moving forward to provide us with more.

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This is a quick and easy read. I enjoyed reading it more than I thought I would. It follows the life of Esperanza and her life on Mango Street.

NeedsMoreBooks Loved this book 😊 3mo
Smrloomis Loved this too! 3mo
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Emilymdxn
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I loved how deceptively simple this was, the tiny vignettes some barely half a page long in child-like writing were so well done. I‘ve read a lot of books that get children‘s inner voices so wrong but this was done so well, and managed to say so much in so few words. @Lel2403 @jenniferw88

jenniferw88 Glad you liked it... it was very strange reading yours straight after as bits kept reminding me of this one! 4mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 I agree there were a lot of similarities! Odd coincidence that 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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Finally had a night at home with this one for #lmpbc which we got so behind on with packages going to the wrong places - should finish tonight and have in the post this week @jenniferw88

Summer evenings on my own make me a bit melancholy - I‘m such an extrovert, I hate staying in, I‘m vulnerable to feeling like I‘m wasting my life 😕 trying to power through, this time next week I‘ll be in Vienna and I‘m nice and busy this next week from tomorrow

Megabooks We are so different! I dread going out! I hope you can get through your night in and that you enjoy Vienna!! How exciting!! 4mo
jenniferw88 Yay! Hoping The Underground Railroad will be in the package too? (Just checking as it was a bit of a nightmare this round lol!) 4mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 I received that one as well but as I‘ve only had one day at home so far this month (work has been wiiiild) I haven‘t got through it yet - I can send mango street now and Underground Railroad in a couple weeks or can save it and send both? Sorry it‘s so late - when I was delayed getting the book I kind of missed the window I had at home to read many physical books with a pen so I haven‘t had the time I originally thought 4mo
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Emilymdxn @megabooks I find it really interesting how I only ever really encounter introverts through reading but I feel like I read a vast amount because of being such a big extrovert - even when I‘m on my own I can always be communicating with and learning from and hearing from people. I‘m just glad I have books today! 4mo
jenniferw88 @Emilymdxn I don't mind but want to check with @Lel2403 - can you wait longer for your book or are you anxious about it? 4mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 @Lel2403 I don‘t want to hold this up any longer than it already has been but when I‘m working a lot and travelling I‘m only really able to read ebooks and audiobooks at any speed - I can read Underground Railroad in the next few weeks, or if you‘d like it back I can send it on without comments from me, whichever works better for you guys 4mo
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 there‘s no hurry at all.....keep it for as long as you want lovey 💕💕 4mo
jenniferw88 @Emilymdxn in that case, please send on whichever and whenever you can, as I honestly don't mind waiting either! 4mo
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MySharonaK
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I would like to baptize myself under a new name, a name more like the real me, the one nobody sees

readordierachel Love this book ❤ 5mo
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BriannaT
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A memorable story of a Hispanic girl growing up. It held sweet childhood moments, like girls playing games, and serious heartbreaking moments, like abuse. I was surprised to find it contained universal struggles all women face - being stared at, catcalled, groped, and trapped by male figures. Esperanza‘s resolve to break free stands out: “...not to grow up tame like the others who lay their necks on the threshold waiting for the ball and chain.”

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Amandakay
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Last book that I‘ll teach this year ❤️

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GatheringBooks
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Reading corner while having lunch. We are chasing waterfalls today in Bali and capping it off with hot springs.
Last five days in this gorgeous place.
#WomenReadWomen2019

ephemeralwaltz Gorgeous! 6mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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We've had thunderstorms almost all day. I am SO grateful that Winston isn't scared of thunder. 🙌

I'm starting The House on Mango Street because I wanted another short read, and digging into this gelato. 😋 I'm not sure if Tillamook is a regional thing or not, but if it's in your area then you should definitely pick this up. 🍧

tpixie Our rain starts tonight about midnight!!! And after the last two storms one of my dogs has started being afraid of the rain! (edited) 6mo
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie Oh nooo! Have you tried the thunder jackets? 6mo
teainthelibrary Tillamook is one of my favourite parts of visiting Oregon 😍 6mo
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Redwritinghood That‘s good he‘s not afraid. My dog is terrified and sits there trembling through big thunderstorms. 6mo
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher no! I need to look into those — I‘ve never heard of them!! 6mo
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie It's like a compression shirt that makes the dog feel snuggled, but they're not worried about their human's anxiety because holding the dog when there are loud noises reinforces that there's something going wrong. It worked wonders for my dachshund. 🐶 6mo
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher I just bought one on Amazon that should come by Wednesday so we‘ll see how it works! Thanks 6mo
Rachel.Rencher @tpixie I hope it works for your pup! ❤ 6mo
tpixie @Rachel.Rencher thanks!! I‘ll try to remember to keep you posted. Maybe I‘ll put her little Christmas sweater on her tonight!! 6mo
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Lel2403
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@jenniferw88 @mania @Emilymdxn

Good morning everyone.....it‘s been a bit quiet on the lmpbc front (or possibly I‘ve missed it)....but is this still going on? ...Jennifer, I‘ve read Mango Street and love it, but wanted to make sure before I post it to Mania.....love to you all 💕💕💕

jenniferw88 No you haven't missed it... I hope to send it & #whodunit tomorrow @Lel2403 @LoveToReadLiveToRead 6mo
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 lovely, thank you 😊 6mo
jenniferw88 Ps Glad you liked it. The next one is a tough read. 6mo
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Lel2403 @jenniferw88 😧 .... 6mo
Emilymdxn I‘m afraid I might have sent my book to the wrong person and got the order out of sync, really sorry guys. I didn‘t receive a book yet but I assume it‘s cause I messed up who I sent it to, happy to do more then one in a month to get order back on track 6mo
Ddzmini 😍😋📖 6mo
Lel2403 @Emilymdxn I‘m not sure @mania is taking part, I‘ve sent a couple of messages and my book but had no response as yet....I really don‘t want to send another book on if there‘s a problem somewhere 🙁 6mo
jenniferw88 @Emilymdxn you should be sending to me, if that helps. 6mo
Emilymdxn @jenniferw88 I didn‘t receive a book last month I think because someone decided not to take part in the end, so I don‘t have one to send at this stage, but will send on to you as soon as I receive one to read 6mo
jenniferw88 Ok @Emilymdxn not to worry, hopefully something will arrive soon! 6mo
Lel2403 @Emilymdxn oh I hope not as I‘ve sent them Two books so far. @jenniferw88 @mania (edited) 6mo
Lel2403 @mania have you received the books from me lovey.....will you be sending them on? 6mo
jenniferw88 @Lel2403 @Emilymdxn check your emails as we have an update from Mania! 6mo
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 yes...I‘ll send the Bluest eye to @Emilymdxn .....xx 6mo
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EleniKara
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Absolutely loved this novella of vignettes about Esperanza, a Hispanic girl growing up in Chicago. It really hit on my weakness for coming of age and didn‘t shy away from mature topics as well. A quick read with beautiful writing and flow of words. Fulfilled prompt : novella for the #readingwomenchallenge

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Lel2403
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@jenniferw88 thank you so much for the chalk man.....I‘m so looking forward to reading it. 💕💕💕

jenniferw88 You're welcome! Happy birthday! 8mo
Lel2403 @jenniferw88 💕💕 8mo
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jenniferw88
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I don't like the cover, but overall I enjoyed this book - 4 1/2 stars. Can't reveal too much as it's my #lmpbc book but I'll put triggers in the comments under a spoiler. If you want to see a fuller review check my Goodreads page.

jenniferw88 Tw: Child abuse, rape, domestic violence 8mo
Kasie This book discuss so much of things that little kids should be protected from. 8mo
Lcsmcat Yeah, that‘s a different cover. I‘ve seen two others, both of which made more sense. 8mo
Book_Gobbler Mmm, don‘t think I care for this cover. My old copy (which I can‘t find!) is art of 3 women, a veil - it‘s a really a quietly haunting image. 8mo
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jenniferw88
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Hi #lmpbc friends! I started reading my book choice last night - I'm enjoying it but wanted to check that you're not triggered by anything at all. I've interpreted some of the stories as having child abuse in them, so if this is going to be a problem I'll change to Case Histories instead.

@Lel2403 @mania @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn I‘m fine with this content but thank you for the warning 8mo
Lel2403 Im fine with this but really appreciate the warning 💕 8mo
Marni Can I ask what LMPBC is? I‘ve seen it a few places and have gotten curious! 8mo
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jenniferw88 @Marni Litsy Markup Postal Book Club hosted by @suvata 8mo
Marni Thanks for the info @jenniferw88 !! 8mo
mania Same here, I'm OK with this. Thank you for asking! x 8mo
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megnews
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I read twelve books in twelve hours for #twelveintwo ! Tagged book was my favorite. That gives me a great start to March! Thanks for the fun @Samplergal !

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megnews
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5⭐️
Poetic. Beautiful.
I can see why my 15-year-old recommends it.
(Still snuggled up on her third day of a miserable fever, I think we‘re going to have to visit the doctor tomorrow.)

Book 87/90 3/3/19

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megnews
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Not often I get to snuggle up and read with my babies anymore. Diving into The House on Mango Street, my #Illinois read for #ReadingUSA2019. Between flu coughs, she tells me it‘s good. Read it in Freshman English last year.

hjreviews I also read it for an English class last year and really enjoyed it. The whole piece felt very poetic to me which made it super appealing. 8mo
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maich
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The House on Mango Street is a special book. A book that makes you think.

Reading challenge:
- @MonthlyBookClub A book by a profilic author
-The year of reading womens writers: A book with a maximum of 150 pages
- #LitsyAtoZ : Letter H @BookishMarginalia
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#thehouseonmangostreet #sandracisneros #youngadult #classics #slovenianedition #goodreads #bookworm #booklover #litsyfun #litsylove

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GatheringBooks
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So. I left this book yesterday at the restroom of City Hall MRT Station, & only discovered it after I have alighted at my stop arnd 35 mins later. Frantic, I rushed back only to discover it gone. Went to the Maintenance Office to check whether any one has turned it in - nada. I was already googling what I should do, only to be alerted later in my mobile app that the book has been returned. Faith in humanity restored! Thank you, whoever you are!

kgriffith Oh yay! 9mo
batsy That's great! 💕 9mo
Oblomov26 Love it when people exceeds your expectations 9mo
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GatheringBooks
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So I am finding Insurrecto to be too meta, erudite, & steeped in allusions I am not that intellectual to really grasp & appreciate fully, so I am taking a bit of a break from all that high-brow read & digging into some comfort read - at least that‘s what I hope this will be. Paired with husband‘s loaded baked potato soup with bacon that i crunched myself - my sole contribution to making this meal. 🤣😂💕🧚🏼‍♀️📚📚 #WeekendRead #WomenReadWomen2019

Mdargusch Yum! 9mo
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cdreincarnate
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Wow. Just... wow.

TheBookHippie Yup. It‘s one of my favorite reads. 9mo
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jenniferw88
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Ok @Lel2403 @mania @Emilymdxn this is the order of posting (the email @suvata sent is in reverse order!)

1 (me) --> 2 Lesley --> 3 Mania --> 4 Emily --> 1.

I'm happy to stick with my red pen for marking the book up. What colours will you be using?

#LMPBC

Lesley is it definitely The Underground Railroad?

Lel2403 @jenniferw88 yes...the Underground Railroad and I‘ll be using green pen again 💕 9mo
jenniferw88 @Lel2403 😊😊😊 9mo
mania I'll go with a black pen if that's alright :) 9mo
Emilymdxn I‘ve got an electric blue pen that‘ll contrast with these three if that‘s good 💖 9mo
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JamieLou
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I felt like I should have loved this book. I relate to so many of the experiences within. But the lyrical style and the disjointedness just left me feeling meh. I would have bailed if I hadn‘t been reading it for a class.

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JamieLou
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My current read for my Adolescent Literature class. I don‘t really know how I feel about it. I‘m not a huge fan of the writing style.

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irre
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Poetic and great on audio. 4 ⭐️

kgriffith Is it really only a couple of hours long? I found it on @scribd but don‘t want to inadvertently get an abridgment. 9mo
irre @kgriffith I listened to it on scribd and yes it‘s very short. It‘s only 110 pages. It was great on audio. 9mo
kgriffith @irre excellent, thanks! 9mo
readordierachel Love this one ❤ 9mo
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maich
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1. I'm currently reading ebook Sophie by Kalsie Rae and paperback Nemirna srca (restlessly hearts) by our local author Alicia Peljhan. I have plan to read The House On Mango Street this weekend for our online book club. 😳🤔
2. Coffee☕☕ and tea.
3. I'm drinking my coffee☕ and my girl is drinking her milk🍼 right now. We took Sunday morning nap today😜😴

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
#coffeetime #sundaymorning #litsyfun #currentlyreading

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 10mo
maich @rachelsbrittain 😍😍❤ 10mo
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farre
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I had never read it before and no one ever handed it to me while in school.

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PassionatelyCurious
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“You must keep writing. It will keep you free, and I said yes, but at that time I didn‘t know what she meant.”

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monalyisha
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Is it happening again? Last year, I finished my favorite book of the year (“Priestdaddy”) in January. This could well be a repeat.

I LOVED this book, from the intro to the very last page. You can tell Cisneros is a poet. She catches life in short sentences. These vignettes tell of girls who learn that they are beautiful & of the fear that this knowledge brings in less than a block‘s worth of steps.

*Cont‘d in comments below.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/1: They capture the cadence & content of children‘s speech perfectly: a mix of whimsy, wonder, hilarious nonsense, unexpected insight, & crushing insults. Cisneros understands quiet: both its peace & its ability to speak sad volumes. In fewer than 100 pages, I became an instant fan. I cannot wait to read more (especially her poetry & essays). I cannot imagine the level of connection that a Latinx might feel when reading her words. (edited) 10mo
monalyisha Thank you, @ladyneverwhere, for including this on your #NewYearWhoDis list! (I can‘t believe I almost didn‘t include it in my choices. 😱🤦‍♀️) 10mo
lahousewyfe Stacked! 10mo
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monalyisha @lahousewyfe Good move! 🙌🏻 10mo
readordierachel Love this review 💕 10mo
ladyneverwhere I'm so glad you liked it!! I feel like no one really reads it unless it was an assigned reading in MS/HS. And it's so good it deserves more readers ♥️ 10mo
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monalyisha
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monalyisha
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❄️📝
photo by: konksta punkka

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monalyisha
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🍏

LauraBeth I love that description 10mo
julesG The apples in the picture look like the ones from my grandparents' apple tree. They were hard and the best apples for apple cake/pie. 10mo
monalyisha @julesG Maybe they are! (I have no idea where the picture came from 😆). That‘s lovely, though. 💕 10mo
monalyisha @LauraBeth Me too! 10mo
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monalyisha
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👇🏻👉🏻☝🏻👈🏻

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monalyisha
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Goddammit, Sandra Cisneros. I love you. 💕📖

#NewYearWhoDis

Carolyn11215 I need to read this again. It‘s been too long! 10mo
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monalyisha
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I‘m with Lucy. This is exactly how unsentimental I feel about snow. 😂

julesG Just one rule when it comes to snow, don't eat the dirty snow, no matter whether it's yellow or grey. 10mo
CouronneDhiver Packing or powder is the important part. Powder is no good for snowmen ⛄️ 10mo
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monalyisha
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Perfection.

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monalyisha
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I forgot to bring my current #NewYearWhoDis book to work on Friday. Fortunately, we had another copy on the shelf. I wanted to remember where I‘d stopped so that I could easily begin again when I picked up my copy at home. So, I chose to end my lunch break reading with the chapter bearing my name — “Alicia Who Sees Mice.” Granted, it‘s spelled a little differently (& more sensibly 😆) & luckily, I‘ve seen no mice inside lately. 😅

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monalyisha
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@ladyneverwhere I‘ve only read the introduction & I already love Sandra Cisneros more than I can say. 💕

I‘m not typically a gambler (except for that one time I won $200 on a slot machine, which I chose simply because it had mermaids on it & was playing “Splish, Splash”)... but I‘d bet anything that I‘m going to adore this book.

#NewYearWhoDis

readordierachel I love this book ❤ 10mo
Christine I just read it for the first time last month and it was so, so good! 10mo
Lcsmcat That‘s a good bet to make. 10mo
ravenlee You should check out her poetry collection 10mo
monalyisha @ravenlee I have a feeling I‘ll want to check out all of it. Thanks for the suggestion! 10mo
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