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KarenUK
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I loved ‘Wordslut‘ and liked this one just as much. I love how Amanda makes linguistics both fascinating and fun! This one had the added bonus of being about cults and ‘cultish‘ language, which totally sucks me in. It looks at the use of specific language and at the ‘semantic murkiness‘ of influencing others, from Jonestown and Scientology to MLMs and workout ‘cults‘ and I couldn‘t stop listening to this audio! #booked2022 #aboutacultorreligion

Suet624 I was surprised by the addition of workout groups but it made total sense 2mo
Ruthiella I‘m currently reading this for the same prompt! About 1/2 way through and I agree it‘s fascinating stuff! 2mo
squirrelbrain This was so good! 2mo
Cinfhen This was my pick too for the same prompt!!! She‘s amazing 🤩 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yup, I just finished this. Popular choice for this prompt! And worth the time, for sure. 2mo
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jenniferw88
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-centered Religions | Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham
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Mehso-so

#booked2022 #aboutacultorreligion @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

3.75 🌟 on a first read, this will improve on re-reads.

Cinfhen Cool 😇 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I have this and read it years ago. I felt the same as you, and it has been a book I don‘t reference as often as others. But 🎉🎉 for checking off a prompt! 3mo
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Smarkies
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One woman's journey to finding something more to believe in. Tackled with alot of humour as she works her way through laughing yoga, burning man, shamans, soul cycle etc.
If you are looking for something serious, this is not it - but it definitely suited my mood and entertained me.
Read for #aboutacultorreligion for #booked2022 as well as #bookspin
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sounds really delightful 😊 5mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk10 of January 2022 & #JumpStart2022 is done. I‘m on a roll! I loved this book but it‘s a little hard to categorise.It has similar underlying themes as her other books but the three MCs this time are all adults. It starts as the story of Travis,a man who has a talent for finding people & his search for Maggie then turns into the story of Theo,Calla & Bee who live in a community not unlike the movie The Village. #Booked2022 #AboutACultorReligion👇

Cinfhen I‘m intrigued!!!! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I have this one on my shelf!!! I'll get to it one of these days! 5mo
Clwojick Oooo. I love the colour! 5mo
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IndoorDame
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This was a soft pick for me. I didn‘t learn anything strictly new, which was disappointing. But Montell made some very interesting connections about language and when ritualistic language is and isn‘t being used coercively.
#Nonfiction2022 #I‘mAnEscapee #PopSugar2022 #PastChallengePromt #Booked2022 #AboutACultOrReligion

Cinfhen Ohhhh, cool use for the #NonFictionChallenge2022 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s a year long challenge hosted by @Riveted_Reader_Melissa She has 24 prompts set up on a bingo board and you need to read any nonfiction book you think fits the prompt @Crazeedi im sure Melissa can explain it better and share the board with you, Diane xx 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi I tagged you in the original post, if you have any questions, let me know. 6mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thanks Cindy🥰 6mo
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