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SleepyDragon
The Power of Myth | Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
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Nothing like an advertisement for videocassettes at the end of the ebook to remind you that the book you are reading predates the medium you are reading it on. #RtC #Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2019

🌟🌟🌟🌟 (3.5)
I enjoyed reading this, but probably should have read it when I was younger and less skeptical. There was a lot of Campbell explaining what he thought was wrong with modern society.

Crazeedi Read this stunning book many years ago 3w
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SleepyDragon
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I haven't a single negative thing to say about this book. It was perfectly executed.

Read this one along with my 7th grader, who is about halfway through himself. There is a local organized event centered around this novel, and the library was promoting it last time we were there. It just happened to be on my TBR anyway. We didn't get to attend the festival, but it was fun to read the book anyway.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2019

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SleepyDragon
Untitled | Unknown
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Challenge Update

I finished the Bergen autobiography, which was my 15th book this year. I use my GR Challenge as a minimum read goal. Meeting it now means I have a decent chance of doubling it!
I'm still plugging away on #MountTBR2019 (7/12) and #VirtualMountTBR2019 (6/12) , and reached my first summit in the former (6 bks).
My oldest kid completed the In&Out Challenge at the library. I love the artwork on the certificate!

Freespirit Well done! 7mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 7mo
rretzler Congrats! 🎈 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Lots to celebrate! Way to go! 7mo
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SleepyDragon
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

#VirtualMountTBR2019 #Overdrive #GAR

If you consider yourself an ally, you most definitely should read books from the minority and/or immigrant perspective, such as this, Homegoing and What is the What. This book tells it like it is, with no sugarcoating.

My review on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2740972187

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SleepyDragon
Conspiracy in Belgravia | Sherry Thomas
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

Not quite as good as the first book, but still engaging and interesting. (finished 2/8)

#VirtualMountTBR2019

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2628079062

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SleepyDragon
The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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⭐⭐ (2)
Ever read something considered classical cannon and feel incredibly grateful that no one forced you to read it in school? That was me yesterday when I finished this. I was so sure I'd like this, but nope. I found the story boring and all the characters unlikeable. It also took me forever to read, as I was easily distracted while reading it. I feel no desire to continue with the trilogy.

#VirtualMountTBR2019 #RtC #Overdrive

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Not sure why my library classifies this as YA, as I think it speaks to any age group. This compilation of artwork and prose seeks to break stereotypes of Indigenous women in both the US and Canada, empower them and give them a voice. As someone who tries to be an ally to marginalized groups, It is prudent to listen and hear from them speak from their perspective. There is power and strength in the artwork and poems, especially.

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SleepyDragon
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Calling it quits tonight, but I ended Saturday with this fun, quick read. I don't think I'm the target age group, but I still identified alot with much of it. It kind of made me think of a cross between the Cathy comic strip and Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates. And I'm hoping to make it six hours, maybe even seven. Just depends on how a family outing goes tomorrow.

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 #VirtualMountTBR2019

Andrew65 Well done, good luck for Sunday. 🙌 11mo
Crazeedi Good job! 11mo
TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie keep it up! 👍🏻👍🏻 11mo
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Marni
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Mehso-so

Book 5/18. Had this on my TBR for almost 10 years. It was interesting, but didn‘t captivate me the way I had anticipated it would. #nonfiction #fundamentalistmormons #read2019 #virtualmountTBR2019 #bookly #audiobook

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SleepyDragon
Becoming | Michelle Obama
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

So moving and inspiring. This one surpasses the hype. I highlighted about 254 passages, which really slowed me down, but I finished a day before Overdrive snatched it back uo from my Kindle. So yay!

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2596910543

#rolemodel #strongwoman #FLOTUS #gohigh #VirtualMountTBR2019