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lele1432
The Salt Roads | Nalo Hopkinson
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From my #Audible library. 😍 #Audio #Audiobook #7days7covers #CoverCrush Day 3

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cherinium
Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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I was captivated by this fictionalized tale. While the author admits to embellishing the story, the thread of truth is there. I have seen a lot of comments and reviews that mention poor writing; but I have to admit, I didn't notice. Wondering if that has something to do with the fact that I listened to the #audiobook instead of reading a print copy. Regardless, I loved the glimpse into an Italian perspective on the second World War. Tissues needed

mmseiple The title makes me think of the book The Sky is Red by Giuseppe Berto - also set in WWII Italy, though it looks like the similarities end there. I wonder if there‘s a connection. 4h
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Lindy
City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I‘m #audiodyeing with a new #audiobook today. Elecampane flowers have yielded a lovely yellow colour. Some of these pieces I plan to overdye with indigo later, to get a green colour.

Crazeedi You do beautiful work, and I live that you're using wildflowers for dying! 9h
Lindy @Crazeedi Thanks. ☺️ My garden offers lots of possibilities for dye colour, now that I am looking at it in a new way. 9h
Ms.Story Wow! I'd love to try this with my wee ones! 8h
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Christine Love that color! 💛 8h
Lindy @Christine I used a 1:1 ratio of elecampane flower petals to weight of fabric to get this intense colour. The fabric was first scoured, then treated with tannin, then an alum mordant. 8h
Ms.Story @Lindy thanks for the recommendation!! 8h
Lindy @Ms.Story 😇 7h
Christine Wow! Quite the process, and such beautiful results. 2h
Tanisha_A Sooooo beautiful. Love this shade of yellow. And I am much more excited about Indigo, that's one of my favourite colours/prints. 43m
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Megabooks
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It‘s just utterly fascinating that people looked at cheap, mass-produced bean bag animals as a long-term investment?! I mean really. But who didn‘t know someone circa 1998 (my aunt) that owned tag protectors. 🤷🏻‍♀️

And Ty Warner is a fascinating person. He‘s full of sorrow, yet completely cunning. Really interesting #audiobook! 4⭐️

k.reads.5 I loved this one as well! Agreed, so fascinating! One of my favorite business biographies. 10h
Amiable Oh my god, my mother had buckets of these—with tag protectors! I think she really thought they would be worth a fortune some day. 🙄 9h
essayareayaitch I had a few. Though I did remember buying lots of stuffed Winnie the Poohs between 1999-2003 hoping that one day I'll be able to resell 9h
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Megabooks @k.reads.5 For sure! This is definitely a book I wouldn‘t have heard about without Litsy, and I‘m so glad I read it. 8h
Megabooks @Amiable it‘s just so crazy! You‘d probably find this book interesting. 8h
Megabooks @essayareayaitch I don‘t remember that, but I was in college then, and you‘re tuned into different then. 8h
TheAromaofBooks haha we just played with ours anyway! 8h
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks I only had one because I was 18 during the craze. I cut the tag! #rebel 😉 7h
Amiable @Megabooks My mother also collected Cabbage Patch Dolls. Those things still give me nightmares. 😬 7h
Megabooks @Amiable I had one but I can see how multiple would be creepy! 7h
essayareayaitch @Megabooks those were my college years too. The first few I got because they were cute, and my room needed decor. Then it became a “it's Disney, these will be collector's items one day" thought. Then it just became a hoarder problem 2h
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lele1432
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Finding this hard to rate! I loved Ma's depictions of NYC, American consumerism, & millennial corporate life. The ennui she portrayed that can result from the mundane tasks of product development was spot on. Even in the midst of Shen fever, corporate climbers tried to hold onto irrational career ambitions. I didn't like the post-apocalyptic storyline as much. It felt like too much going on, & I tired of Bob. Nancy Wu's narration was good. 3.5⭐️s!

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Lindy
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Equity, grief, guilt & search for identity, as seen through 18-year-old Jay Reguero, whose father is Filipino & mother is White American. When his cousin is murdered in the Philippines, Jay travels there to find out what happened. Duterte‘s war on drugs is an important backdrop, while the tensions within Jay‘s extended family are explored & characters are believably developed. One of many strengths: inclusion of queer family members. #ownvoices

Lindy Great to hear Tagalog and Bikol words aloud in the #audiobook narrated by Ramón de Ocampo. 16h
WanderingBookaneer My favorite YA of the year! 16h
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Chelsea.Poole
City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Loved this one. The setting and the characters jumped right off the page. Elizabeth Gilbert is great. Also, I listened to the #audiobook which was amazing. Makes me want to visit nyc which I still have yet to do!
Ps-- how perfectly do these fall flowers match the cover!?

Mamashep I thought Blair Brown was the perfect person to read this book! 18h
AmyG Great photo. I loved this book, too. 17h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸❤️ 16h
OnlyYoo Glad you liked it! I just picked up a copy so I‘m excited! 12h
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TCLinrow
The Relic Guild | Edward Cox
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The story was spun through a myriad of viewpoints, both current and past, weaved into an awesome landscape. The Labyrinth was wonderfully imagined, and easy to lose yourself in. The characters were fantastically realised and so perfect for the story. The magic system is complex, but relatively easy to understand so far.

I'm looking forward to the next part of the series.

#TBRChallenge #AudioBook #LeastRated

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LiljaPleasant
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Watched the series. But the books are even better!
Finished it during a nice #audiowalk

#audiobook #fishbun #yummy

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Megabooks
Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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Tressie is hands-down brilliant in her analysis of race, gender, and intersectional feminism. She didn‘t just take old popular essays and stack them in this book. She wrote new ones that took into account feedback she had received from the public and opinion leaders.

She is biting and thoughtful at the same time. Great for fans of Roxane Gay. And soooo much better on audio! #audiobook #audible

4thhouseontheleft Great review! 2d
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks a great review about a phenomenal book!! 2d
Megabooks @Come-read-with-me Thank you!! 2d
Reviewsbylola Ok, getting this on audio! 16h
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