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Twainy
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Sooo many great books in 2019! 😁

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Crewgurl
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pickpick

This was...heavy...and insane...and just...wow. I have sooooo many questions. Also, people really terrify me. This was really well written and a crazy ride. Definitely pick it up!

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Slothpjs
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Meant to post this a few days ago, oh well. mindset by carol dweck, Ph.D.

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I‘ve read this before but I was feeling like I needed to read it again. I recommend this for anyone looking for a self help book

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behudd
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️💫 #unpopularopinion - I did not love this book. If it hadn‘t been a book club read, I never would have finished it. It is perversely fascinating to read about someone‘s life of violence, abuse, & neglect, but I will never enjoy reading about child abuse. I also thought this book read more like sections written for a memoir writing class than a full book, so to me that was an odd style choice. Overall this is not one I‘d recommend.

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Reagan
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I cried for most of the second half. Boy, what a ride. Tara was raised in a Mormon household but an extremist household. No doctors, no school, fears about the government and Illuminati. This is about how she decided to get an education and what that meant for her family.

A lot of parts where I was angry, but a lot just broke my heart. This was really an excellent read and I am glad I finally got to it.

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Reagan
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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It is so beeping cold here (-36 with windchill and below -40 tomorrow morning) ☹️ not cool. Well cool but also very much not. This is reading weather NOT go to work weather.

I‘ll finish this one tonight though.

Scochrane26 I hate cold weather & have not lived anywhere that gets that cold. Stay warm! 7d
Jaimelire @Reagan My eyelashes froze this morning! (edited) 7d
Reagan @Scochrane26 I‘m trying! I love winter but people like me who are always cold should reconsider 😂 I have my seat warmer on in the summer, this is awful. 7d
Reagan @Jaimelire nooo! Oh my word, that is terrible. 7d
bookandbedandtea That is definitely NOT go to work weather. ⛄ 7d
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Christine
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I think that Dweck's ideas about growth mindset (people can change and develop new strengths/skills/knowledge) vs. fixed mindset (people are the way they are, are naturally gifted/smart/good at things) are so important. I'm grateful to have learned about the theory and research behind them, and I‘ll absolutely use them in many areas of my life. I have some thoughts about the book itself (too many examples, many verging on judgy/insensitive; ⬇️

Christine too few practical tips; too little acknowledgment of structural and cultural factors that make growth mindset challenging to internalize or live by; too much portrayal of achievement/betterment as a measure of worth). But the growth mindset concept? Fantastic. (edited) 1w
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MadDashReading
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Tara's experiences made me think more deeply about how we experience/view the world and how our perceptions are shaped by our environments. This book felt like a private exhibition of mourning and release. It was definitely intense. I am sure her story will stick with me for some time.

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Come-read-with-me
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I know what book all of my friends who are expecting will be getting as a shower gift! This is an amazing collection of tips and reasons why parents should read to their children at very early ages. Based on empirical research the author breaks down the information into “chewable chunks “for readers from all backgrounds. I cheered at parts, applauded ideas, and danced when Vygotsky was quoted. A must for anyone who reads to children.

Texreader Yay! I love hearing this!! I can vouch for it: 17+ years ago I was reading to my newborn baby girl every night. By the time the kids were toddlers my husband and I spent the evenings reading to them. Eventually we read whole book series to them (Harry Potter, Disney fairies, etc). They both quickly became avid and super advanced readers! It‘s such a beautiful thing to look back on. Precious time with them. 1w
Come-read-with-me @Texreader That sounds like a great way to grow up!! Congrats on being a super star reader to your then babies!!! 😘 1w
Texreader @Come-read-with-me Thanks! I‘d shout it from the mountaintops if I could: read to your kids! I even read to my daughter‘s kindergarten class, too, in case some kids didn‘t have parents who read. Which is why I love your review of this book. 😘 1w
Come-read-with-me @Texreader What an amazing gift you are to all of them!! Good for you! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 1w
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Kfpdx
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Great read