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Amiable
All the Young Men | RUTH COKER. BURKS
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Decided to hop on the 2023 Reading Brackets train! I‘m doing two competitions (fiction and nonfiction) because I read both genres equally. Tagged is my nonfiction pick for January. It‘s a fantastic read that I picked up thanks to my #AuldLangSpine list from @Deblovestoread 🙂

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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

Bk3 of #JumpStart2023 is finally done! This is over 31hrs long, but so worth it. About the beginning of the AIDS crisis, it infuriated me, made me think & most of all made me so sad. The infighting & bullshit from gov, doctors & the gay community is just unfathomable. The fact it hit them first complicated the issue unnecessarily & caused so many needless deaths.😢 #BookspinBingo #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic #NonFictionBingo2023 #IWillSurvive👇

Clwojick I love your bullet journal pages! ❤️ 1mo
Lizpixie @Clwojick thank you! It‘s taking me longer than I thought to get it done, I‘m soooo not an artist, but I‘m trying to get at least 4 transferred into my bujo from my list every day. My fault for going overboard once again!🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Clwojick I know the feeling! I started mine in November since I had a two page list of spread and challenges 😂 1mo
Lauredhel Nine days in to 2023 and wow! 1mo
Amiable This is SUCH a good book —everyone should read it . 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! Love your bujo layouts!! 1mo
SamAnne I reread this during the pandemic. 1mo
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Lizpixie
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#JumpStart2023 Spent today trying to sort through all my 2023 Challenges for my bujo(why do I do this to myself every year??🤦🏻‍♀️)and listening to this NF audiobook about the start of the AIDS crisis 40yrs ago. It‘s making me so mad it‘s getting harder to concentrate. I knew the first years were bad, but the apathy of the government, doctors & even the community it hit the hardest is just unfathomable. Prolonged deaths by the thousands😠

TrishB This book made me so sad and mad too. 1mo
Ruthiella I just read this last month and the sheer waste of human lives is heartbreaking. 💔 1mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s hard to stomach, but it‘s an excellent book. 1mo
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Lizpixie
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Got some #audiojournaling done today,finally! I only just got my new journals, auspost is really doing a great job lately.Not.😠At least they‘re here now.Do you like my new journal? Special edition with my name on the cover. I love it!Totally worth the extra money. I‘ve been meaning to read the tagged book for years, finally getting to it for the 40th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic.So infuriating and so so sad🏳️‍🌈🫶 #JumpStart2023

julesG 😍😍😍 Love all the supplies. (Post is slow here, too. Seems they went into hibernation on Boxing Day.) 1mo
Larkken Your supplies are inspirational! I‘m using the same ones from last couple years until they run out or I can find a place for new ones 😂🤩 1mo
Clwojick Ahhhh! I love all the stationary! 😍 I‘ve considered getting my 1817s titled as well, but I haven‘t pulled the trigger yet. After seeing yours, I might have to though! 💖 1mo
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Lizpixie @julesG thank you! I‘m still waiting on a #jolabokaflodswap & my #aussiesecretsanta packages! 1mo
Lizpixie @Larkken I‘m glad to inspirate. I have a huge tub full of more art supplies as well, when I did the #greatlibrarycleanof2022 my daughter went to Kmart & bought me ten 50litre tubs and we spent two weeks sorting everything. Now I have them stacked & labeled in their own spot in my library.👍 (edited) 1mo
Lizpixie @Clwojick I‘m so happy with my journal! They brought the Bullet Journal special edition in black & this blush pink this year. Not much of a choice, I would‘ve preferred a yellow but🤷🏻‍♀️Where I bought it had the option of whatever you wanted on it in foil(gold,rose or silver)or colour. I think the rose on the blush pink turned out nice. I was gonna go with Lizpixie!🤓 1mo
Clwojick You should have!!!! 💖 1mo
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Singout
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[Stephen Lewis in 2005 re AIDS in Africa] When people say, sometimes triumphantly, that prevalence rates have levelled off, what they mean most often is that the number of people who have died equals the number of new infections. It‘s Mathematicus Diabolus. I live in hope, but I also live in rage…I will devote every fibre of my body to fighting this virus, but I cannot abide the willful inattention of so much of the global community.

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Singout
Pickpick

The facts here might be outdated, but the principles aren‘t. I was captivated by these Massey lectures in 2005, given by a brilliant and dedicated Canadian diplomat and advocate whose burning passion for justice for Africans, people with AIDS, and women is palpable. He deconstructs racism and sexism that perpetuate the pandemic, and names needed changes. Progress has been made, but more is needed.
#Booked2022 #AboutAIDS
#Nonfiction2022 #ImASaint

Cinfhen Great review!!! 1mo
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Singout
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My wrap for #Nonfiction2022 : thanks to @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for the great prompts and @Amiable for some of the AuldLangSpine suggestions. I didn't do the whole card like last year and the year before (blame it on ReadingAfrica, blame it on Wordle) but there's three bingo lines and lots of amazing books int here.

Amiable Great job! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You did better than me this year!!! Great job! 1mo
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Jason_reads_books
All the Young Men | RUTH COKER. BURKS
Pickpick

SO GOOD😭

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Jason_reads_books
All the Young Men | RUTH COKER. BURKS

“If I sound the alarm, the cavalry will come”

it makes me cry every time, this book is amazing

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Ruthiella
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“Everybody subsequently agreed that the news media should have offered better coverage of the epidemic much earlier, and that the federal government should have done much, much more. By the time everyone agreed to this however it was too late. Instead people died. Tens of thousands of them.”

Hard hitting, comprehensive & tragic. Over 600 pages but it read fast.

Read for #Booked2022 - About the AIDS epidemic. Also works for #NonfictionNovember

Amiable Oh, this book is SOO good. I recommend to everyone I can. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard this is fabulous! Maybe I‘ll read it for #Booked2023 #AboutAPandemic 2mo
Reggie I was telling a coworker this week about how that gay couple goes to a fortune teller and she spells out Toxoplasmosis. And one of the guys thinks she‘s a hack because only cats get that. But what they didn‘t know yet was that the disease destroyed their immunity so bad they started getting diseases humans never had to worry about before. Also, that young man who had that sheep‘s disease from California. Rip Randy Shilts. (edited) 2mo
Ruthiella @Reggie Yes, I remember that. At first I thought he included it because it was ridiculous. All those young men in their prime, including Shilts. 💔 2mo
BkClubCare Oh!! Yes. The movie of this hit me hard and it was before I ever knew abt “movies based on BOOKS”. 2mo
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