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Samplergal
Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I started this a few months ago, but was unable to finish it before it needed to go back to the library. The holds list just sent it back and I find it so enjoyable.

Deifio I hate it when I can't finish a book before it has to be returned! Good for you that you can now return to it! 😍 2h
Samplergal @Deifio I really try to get those popular books back ASAP, but it happens sometimes. I just put another hold and hope I don‘t have to start from square one! now
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meganabbie94
Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Second time reading this now! I think I'll write my next assignment on this. It's so well written and highlights the capitalist society we live in. Consumerism and capitalism could be the end... Atwood highlights this through her speculative fiction. #litstudent #dystopia #atwood #litstudentsoflitsy #coffeeandpaper

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Carla
The Flame | Leonard Cohen
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There Might Be Cupcakes Episode 56: Happy Socks and the Flame
In which I tell two stories about finding cupcakes in the darkest of times: one is one of my own, one is one of Leonard Cohen‘s. URI: https://link.chtbl.com/theflame #podcast #poetry

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Lcsmcat
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I‘m “stuck” under a cat, so I‘ll choose some #redandwhite covers from my Kindle app. Most of which have quite a bit of black too. #dearDecember @Eggs

Leftcoastzen I‘m stuck under a cat as well , determined to pick up book that fell on the floor and grab a beer! 17h
Eggs Very pretty 🌹 10h
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arubabookwoman
Fall On Your Knees | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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Heading to the hospital bright and early Monday a.m. for knee replacement surgery. Will only be in the hospital overnight, but I‘ve heard the recovery can take a long time. These are the library books I‘ll have with me to (hopefully) read over the next week.

crazyspine I wish you a speedy recovery 22h
lele1432 I hope recovery goes well for you and that you heal as soon as possible! 22h
sprainedbrain I hope recovery is quick and easy for you! 21h
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BookNAround Hoping you have a successful surgery and an uncomplicated recovery. 21h
Daisey Wishing you a smooth surgery and recovery! (edited) 21h
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oof. May the surgery and recovery go as well as possible. 20h
Tonton Hope everything goes smoothly! 19h
BarbaraBB Wishing you all the best. I will need one someday too, but here they try to postpone it until you‘re old. I hope recovery will go quick and I loved The Man who Saw Everything and At Dusk 😘 18h
batsy Best wishes for the surgery and may your recovery be swift & smooth 💐💜 18h
Liz_M Good luck with he surgery and the new knee! 9h
MicheleinPhilly Will be keeping you in my thoughts. You‘ve got this! 🤜🏼🤛🏼 8h
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nelehelen
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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3/5
I think I had too high of expectations for this. It‘s very plot-driven and moves fast, so it‘s a page-turner. However, I thought it lacked depth and felt Aunt Lydia‘s complex and compelling POV was the only thing that kept me going. Feels more like a follow-up to the show than book, but marked it as a pick since it‘s entertaining.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft this is for the political intrigue prompt! 1d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick for this prompt. I agree with your review. It just didn‘t do much for me. 22h
Cinfhen Excellent review❣️❣️❣️I felt very similar/ this was probably my most disappointing read of 2019. 😠 18h
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UnabridgedPod
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It took me a while to get to Margaret Atwood's The Testaments because I wanted to make sure I was "caught up" first. I've read The Handmaid's Tale a couple of times (the last time was a while ago!), and @kirkmoyers and I have been watching the series on Hulu. I was excited when I heard the announcement of this new book, but also a little scared. It's so easy for a much-anticipated book NOT to live up to expectations.⠀⬇️

UnabridgedPod The Testaments is fine. It certainly doesn't reach, for me, the heights of my favorite works by Atwood: The Blind Assassin and Alias, Grace and the MaddAdam trilogy . . . and The Handmaid's Tale. This newest novel does some interesting work with characters who appear in the worlds of the first novel and of the show (I think that revealing identities here would be a spoiler because Atwood keeps those under wraps for a while). ⬇️ 1d
UnabridgedPod There was no point, though, that shocked me or made me gasp or made me stop and really think, which is what I think Atwood does best. So, if you're a big fan of the Handmaid's universe, I'd recommend reading this one. Otherwise, there are better places to start with her oeuvre.⠀

Are you an Atwood fan? What are your favorite Atwood novels?
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BarbaraBB The Handmaid‘s Tale, followed by Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin 1d
UnabridgedPod @BarbaraBB Yes, yes, yes! Loved all of those. ❤️📚 1d
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bookishbitch
The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway
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Bought to be a Christmas gift for a cellist I know. It looks really great. I'm not a fan of the review right on the cover though.

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ImperfectCJ
Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I give this one an unequivocal "Heck yeah!" The way Toews unspools the story, dropping little details that entirely shift one's perception of a character, is masterful, as is her ability to build suspense. She tells so much through a glance or the touch of a hand. So, so glad I picked this one up before the year was out!

@StayCurious @Clwojick @Bookworm54
#WinterGames #TeamNutcracker #TBRRead

Bookworm54 16 points :) 2d
EKonrad 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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TheAromaofBooks
Across the Miles | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Received my #JolabokaflodSwap package yesterday, and it happened to come from a fellow #MerryReader !! Thank you @Shakespearience - can't wait for Christmas Eve!!!
@MaleficentBookDragon

Shakespearience I thought that was an interesting coincidence😊 2d
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