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rakeshthewriter

Current read. It is dense and hard, would take some time to assimilate everything but I want to do this.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 3h
hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy my friend. Happy reading 3h
rakeshthewriter @CrowCAH Thank you so much. Excited to be here :) 3h
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rakeshthewriter @hannah-leeloo Thank you so much. Being around with lots of cool readers can be fun, and want to learn a lot :) (edited) 3h
hannah-leeloo Beat place to be hun 3h
rakeshthewriter @hannah-leeloo It seems to be. I want to talk a lot with all of you, about my favorite philosophers, poets and novelists :) I think being friends with people who value reading is something great, something profound 3h
hannah-leeloo We're a friendly community I look forward to more of your posts 3h
rakeshthewriter @hannah-leeloo Glad to hear that, sure and thank you :) 3h
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2h
rakeshthewriter @wanderinglynn I am very much happy. The community seems very nice :) 2h
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rakeshthewriter @Avanders Thank you so much for the warm welcome :) 1h
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rakeshthewriter
Pickpick

Stupendous work by one if the sharpest minds in the annals of history. It made me ponder a lot, and kind of made me shed some of my intellectual misconceptions.

PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. 😉 now
rakeshthewriter @PurpleyPumpkin I already get the good vibes. Thank a lot for the welcome :) now
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 13h
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The Little Prince (Illustrated) | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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CuriousG
How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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Taking advantage of the time between arrival and forced bedtime at my sleep study, to come back to this book. I chip away at it a chapter or two at a time, and then set it aside for many months. I do like it, for some reason just can't take it all in at once.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 😍 3d
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Walaka
Pickpick

Scientists still aren't quite sure just what the definition of intelligence is, but Gregg is pretty sure that whatever it is, humans having developed it is at best a two-edged sword and at worst the stupidest thing ever.

The book functions as primer on what it means to think and feel, and Gregg's snappy writing keeps it grounded, accessible, and entertaining on every page.

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ravenlee
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A boys‘ book? I mean, sure, there is a grand total of one female character and she appears in just a handful of pages (Jim‘s mother). Still, let‘s ditch the “boys‘ books and girls‘ books” already.

TheBookHippie 😵‍💫 5d
Hooked_on_books I heard someone in a bookstore about a year ago talking about buying “girl books” for someone‘s new kid because they already had “boy books.” And these were board books for tiny children! Oh good, let‘s indoctrinate them into gender roles as soon as they‘re born! 🤬 Come on! 5d
ravenlee @TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books exactly! I really expect better from Solnit, too. 5d
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Hooked_on_books Excellent point. You wouldn‘t think someone who wrote “Men Explain Things to Me” would be perpetuating sexism like this. 5d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee I am finding more and more homophobic or only for white female feminist or both lately and it‘s so disappointing …especially when the propose to be true feminist. 5d
ravenlee @Hooked_on_books @TheBookHippie I should point out that this book was published in 2000, and maybe she was less aware of passively sexist ideas like this than she has since become? 4d
TheBookHippie @ravenlee let‘s hope and probably. 4d
Hooked_on_books @ravenlee @TheBookHippie We all have the chance to evolve our ideas, so hopefully that‘s it! 4d
AllDebooks Wow 🤯 2d
DivineDiana Thankfully, times are changing. 1d
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ravenlee
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I fell down a rabbit hole about the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group that still exists (after a fashion), working for justice for the desaparecidos of the Guerra Sucia. Three of the original founders, two French nuns who helped them, and seven other helpers were kidnapped, drugged, and thrown unconscious from aircraft into the South Atlantic (a practice known as death flight). Yet the Mothers, and the Grandmothers, marched on. (cont)

ravenlee The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo have spent decades looking for the children of their children - young pregnant women who were kidnapped and killed after giving birth, whose babies were given to military or political couples to raise. The Grandmothers have identified at least 200 such children. The Mothers have brought over 700 of those responsible for the desaparecidos to justice. 5d
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