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Just realised I didn‘t do #adventrecommends day 24! So here it is: there are a lot of good books about writing, and improving your writing, but I‘m reccing this one because I don‘t see it mentioned that often.

Scarlett Thomas has written several books I really love, and teaches creative writing at a university. This books is basically her uni course in book form, and I found it really helped me.

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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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#adventrecommends Day 24. Final day I think ? Read this a little while back. Probably last year. Has bi and anxiety rep. Really enjoyed this and it went by super quick.

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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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Day 24 of #adventrecommends
This book details the decades-long friendship between two married couples, from the time they meet as young academics in the 1930s to their retirement years. It‘s a quiet book – no mysteries, no scandals, no horrible secrets. It‘s a book about life, about acceptance, about appreciating what you have instead of wasting your life obsessing over what you don't have. It is beautifully written and emotionally resonant.

Tamra I love this book! It‘s long overdue for a reread. 4w
Amiable @Tamra It‘s my very favorite Stegner. 🥰 4w
BookNAround Great book! 4w
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mcctrish This was such a good book! I learned of it through another book and I still don‘t know how it took me so long to discover it 4w
Flaneurette One of my favorites! 4w
kspenmoll Adored this book- my mother introduced me to it. 3w
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#adventrecommends Day 23. I loved this book. I don‘t see too many people talking about it. It‘s about dragons and a girl who slays them. Plus love that cover.

Missusb I see the second one is out now 4w
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Far From the Tree | Solomon, Andrew
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Day 23 of #adventrecommends One of my favorite nonfiction reads. It includes chapters on deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, disability, prodigies, transgender identity, children who are conceived during a rape and those who become criminals. Each chapter includes children & their parents struggling with identity & interweaves individual families‘ tales with wider meditations on science, medicine, psychology, and philosophy.

mcctrish I started this ages ago and find it a bit of a slog 4w
Amiable @mcctrish It‘s too long to really read straight through —I found it easier to take it a chapter at a time like a book of short stories, almost. 4w
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Winter Tide | Ruthanna Emrys
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#adventrecommends day 23! (Yay, all caught up).

Lovecraft, but subverted. This is from the POV of a survivor of the people of Innsmouth, who were shipped off to internment camps during the war. It‘s haunting, and I really suggest it if you like some of Lovecraft‘s themes (outsiders, cosmic horror), but can‘t get past others.

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Juha: Last of the Errant Knights | Mustafa (author) Kamal, Jack (translator) Briggs
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#adventrecommends day 22!

I recommend this because, IME, Juha isn‘t that well known in the west - his side-kick, The Thief of Baghdad, is better known. He‘s a trickster/Robin Hood character, and this is the tale of his last great hurrah after he decides he needs a break from retirement.

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#adventrecommends Day 22. A book about a guy who is blackmailed by someone who threatens to reveal that he‘s gay. Really liked this and the movie too.

EmilyM I loved this book! 4w
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Day 22 of #adventrecommends Scientists have identified Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver as the urban centers of what will be the biggest earthquake in the continental United States. There‘s a 100% chance of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest at some point—in fact, it's actually overdue. This book introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are.

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#adventrecommends day 21!

I recommend this book if you‘re interested in planning, but haven‘t found a planner that suits you - especially if you‘re put off by all the ‘instagram bullet journals‘. This is the original system by the original creator, and it‘s a far cry from its deco-heavy descendants.

I homebrew plan, and while I didn‘t switch over to this I picked up plenty of useful things to incorporate into my own plans.