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Nessavamusic
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Pickpick

This short story packs a punch, wow! I don‘t want to really say anything except-go read this one! 5⭐️

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mcctrish
The Beekeeper of Aleppo | Christy Lefteri
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No gardening. Just books today. Honestly I found this confusing. It‘s beautiful and haunting and so so sad. But it‘s hopeful and sweet too. But ( and maybe it was the point ) sometimes I did not know where we were and there was so much awfulness that it was hard to keep picking it up.

Hooked_on_books I can‘t look at this picture and not think, “oh no, how are you going to get the book and not get it wet?” 😂 10h
mcctrish @Hooked_on_books truthfully I don‘t usually put library books in the tub but I really wanted to finish this and I really wanted to float so I made risky choices and no books got wet ( I put it on the side while I got on the floatie) 3h
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Clare-Dragonfly
Monstrous Regiment | Terry Pratchett
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Pickpick

This is Terry Pratchett, so of course it‘s funny, ridiculous, and in places cuttingly truthful and deep. It was hard to put down! Jackrum, Wazzer, Shufti, all the other members of the regiment, and especially Polly are wonderful characters. I believe this is my #bookspin for June!

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Creadnorthey
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Pickpick

This “memoir” of the Vietnam war feels like source material for so much that I‘ve seen concerning that conflict. The book is, however, incredibly poignant as it describes the moronic military leadership having ideas of war defined by outmoded memories of glory and courage. A soldier‘s POV without any deep analysis of the politics, shows war‘s absurdity and plodding futility.

Reggie I don‘t know if you like horror but there‘s this book called The Militia House by John Milas and you get the same vibes of military life. Where you have all these young guys who should have their whole lives ahead of them doing the bidding of people who seem like they have no clue what‘s going on. I loved it. 2d
Reggie Also, great review and stacked. 2d
Creadnorthey @Reggie I‘ll be searching that pick out- thanks for your recommendation! 2d
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bookishbitch
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My daughter brought these over today. Tress will be my 1st Sanderson book. She read it and loved it. And I've heard only good things about As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow. She knew I wanted to read it so she bought it for me. I've begun it, and I'm already anticipating heartbreak.

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kspenmoll
More Miracle Than Bird | Alice Miller
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#summersouls #birds #day12 #sunny #day13 #rainy #day14

https://youtu.be/xfmZRiePkEM?si=ATqgkpdLz1RhoUQa

Two books and a song for #rainy “It‘s Raining Men” the Weather Girls - fun & danceable!

Eggs Great photo and song 🎶 ☔️🩵 3d
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Freespirit
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Each year I try to read a huge classic..a masterpiece! This year it‘s War and Peace, and I‘m only 200 pages in and reading about war which is not usually something I enjoy. But I love Tolstoys writing. I love learning about Russian history. I‘m alternating reading and sewing my latest project❤️
#chunkster #literature #classics #tolstoy

Ruthiella Good luck! 👍 3d
BarbaraBB Good luck! I read this one and enjoyed it! 3d
Freespirit Thanks @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB I am enjoying reading it. It‘s just so heavy to hold😊 3d
CarolynM I enjoyed it when I read it. It‘s long but not hard. I remember really enjoying the the descriptions of the battle tactics. (edited) 4h
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charl08
Brotherless Night: A Novel | V. V. Ganeshananthan
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BarbaraBB So glad!! 4d
Jas16 I am really happy with this. 4d
Deblovestoread Love this!! 4d
ChaoticMissAdventures I forgot that is today! So excited this was my pick for my favorite! 4d
AnneCecilie I‘m so happy this one. I loved it 3d
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Liz_M
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The Things They Curried

“They curried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated Bibles...“

@SlateGreySkies

slategreyskies Oh, now I want curry for dinner! Love this! 🤣 4d
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Jas16
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Bailedbailed

Maybe when I was sick for what feels like the millionth time this year was not the best time to start a 600 page novel about the Vietnam war. I just can‘t see trying again.
#24in2024

Ruthiella Read this one instead- shorter but also from a Vietnam veteran turned writer: 6d
Jas16 @Ruthiella I have read and loved that one! 6d
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