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3-9 Aug 22 (audiobook)
Booker longlist #1
A soft pick. May have been better to read than listen.
I did appreciate the concept of the cancer having its own increasingly strong voice and the depictions of teenage Agnes and Lia - dealing with emerging independence and grief.
I expect aspects of this book will stay with me for a while but I did not love it.

Mem | Bethany C Morrow
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Mem is set in an alternate history where scientists have discovered a way to extract memories from your mind. These mems are shells of the person in which they just relive the experience. Except one - Dolores Extract #1 can think and speak for herself. The story follows her life when she is recalled to the 'Vault' of mems after living on her own for years. It's an interesting story but I felt like some things could have been explained more

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3d
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1. Not really anyone, although I had a wonderful 10th grade teacher who encouraged me. I‘m a late reader. Basically someone handed me the right book at the right time (when I was 17)

2. No autobuys unless I‘m collecting their works (currently Muriel Spark, Edith Wharton, and Richard Wright)

3. Here: #shakespearereadalong #whartonbuddyread

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks @Ann_Reads for the tag. @TheBookHippie @Louise - want to play?

Eggs 👍🏼📚🤩 1w
Louise Hi, Dan. Thanks for the tag! I‘m a bit late to the game (well beyond “wondrous Wednesday“), so I‘ll just answer here. 1) I grew up in a reading family, so my parents passed on their love of reading and took me often to libraries and bookstores. 2) Paul Matthews (English poet). 3) #whartonbuddyread The Custom of the Country. (edited) 6d
Graywacke @Louise thanks! Terrific answer to #1. 6d
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#wondrouswednesday. @Eggs

1. Both my mom and dad, but mainly my dad. He read to me every night. I also credit Scholastic Books classroom orders and a couple of others I can‘t remember. Ordering books at school and then getting them handed to you by the teacher was somehow magical to me. ❤️

2. Stephen King❤️

3. No- I do buddyreads sometimes, but otherwise no. Litsy is my book club!!❤️

AlaMich Re: #1…Now Scholastic just ships directly to the family, so basically it‘s no different from Amazon to the kid. I loved when the Scholastic order came in, too! 1w
Bklover @AlaMich That‘s so sad! I remember the box of books arriving and sitting on the teacher‘s desk and being So excited. 1w
Eggs Oh yes-the Magic of Scholastic👏🏻👏🏻 @AlaMich @Bklover 1w
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TheLudicReader 100% agree about Scholastic. I still love looking through the flyer. 1w
mandarchy As a Scholastic Book Fair host, I have to say that the magic continues. The reason I ❤️ Scholastic is that they get the kids pumped about reading. They really know what the kids want. 1w
Eggs I love the book fairs too @mandarchy 1w
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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1. I've always liked to read, but I wasn't really an avid reader until my late 20's. My goal used to be "read 3 books a year" and I NEVER met that goal. Then I read "And Then There Were None". Soooo I'm gonna say, Agatha Christie gave me my love for reading. She's a close personal friend of mine, duh.
2. Blake Crouch
3. Sadly no. I was part of a Silent Book Club before COVID. But it never picked back up.

Eggs #1 😂😂 1w
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1) My father who loved to read the daily newspaper and my first grade teacher who instilled the importance of reading, although I was already hooked on books by that point. 📖
2) Siddhartha Mukherjee & Ed Yong
3) I‘m in several online book groups but I participate sporadically

#WondrousWednesday Thanks for the tag @Eggs

Tagging @Graywacke, @batsy, @sprainedbrain

batsy Thank you for the tag! I love your first answer. 1w
Graywacke Nice #1. Thanks for the tag. I need to think about this one. 1w
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Caprice | Ronald Firbank
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A playlist of all episodes in the Bite-sized Book Chat series: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Chat #1: with Curtis from Cambridgeshire

The Complete Firbank by Ronald Firbank

Prancing Novelist: A Defence Of Fiction In The Form Of A Critical Biography In Praise Of Ronald Firbank by Brigid Brophy

shawnmooney Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank

Caprice by Ronald Firbank

Chat #2: with Mikiko in County Donegal

Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro

Chat #3: with Sabine, a German in Poland

Father by Elizabeth von Arnim

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
(The audiobook narrator is Nadia May)

Chat #4: with Rowena in Vancouver via Scotland and Malawi

Schoolgirl by Osamu Dazai
Allison Markin Powell (Translator)
Ruthiella I remember Curtis from when he was active on book tube and I recognize Rowena from Goodreads. Such a small bookish world! 1w
shawnmooney @Ruthiella It is indeed! Stay tuned for a much longer video with me and Curtis coming soon! 5d
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ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Two books are tied at the #1 spot.

📘 Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
📘 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue bu V. E. Schwab

Want to play? @klou @bthegood @PageShifter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚❤️📚 1w
bthegood thx for the tag - 🙂 1w
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The #1 most banned/challenged book in America over the past year is a beautifully illustrated, vulnerable, and kind graphic memoir about self-discovery, gender, and sexuality. This is a moving memoir, but I also appreciated the informational elements in the text—whether that was about biology and the brain or what books Maia Kobabe was reading as a child or in college. I would have loved more info about the Spivak pronouns (ey/em/eir) ey uses!

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📚 Probably 98% of the time. If I don't I definitely don't feel like my normal self.
📚I don't watch TV, outside of movies & the occasional binge watch of a season. Reading is important to me, so I make time for it like people make time for important things in their lives.
📚 Probably thrillers or mysteries.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

BarbaraBB Love your answers. I can relate to them so much! 2w
Eggs I‘m not a tv person either—it has to be a way way above average show for me to stop reading..🤗 2w
batsy Yep, what @BarbaraBB said—this feels so me 😆 2w
vivastory @BarbaraBB @batsy You are good people 🙂📚📚 2w
Branwen Big YES for your #1! I relate to it so much! 2w
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