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kaysworld1
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Almost forgot about this readathon but here's my starting book's
Read: Period Power
Reading: Love in the time of cholera

#WinterReadathon
Thank you @Andrew65 😊

Andrew65 Best of luck, great to have you with us. 🎄🎄🎄 (edited) 2h
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AnneCecilie
Rage Becomes Her | Soraya Chemaly
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#AdventRecommends December 5th

A book about women‘s rage and why we are justified in our anger, and how keeping it in is effecting women‘s health.

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charl08
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Pickpick

Fascinating book. I will be thinking about her ideas and interpretations of freedom and campaigning for some time, I think.

Picture of the coast near Edinburgh. The sea was what came to mind this morning as I thought about freedom.

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rwmg
The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Pickpick

Interesting to get Aunt Lydia's back story and to have a look at Gilead from the wives' point of view but it just didn't have the wow factor that “The Handmaid's Tale“ did.

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ilyssa.g
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Pickpick

Decided to read the book after listening to a bunch of episodes of the podcast and loved both of them! Frances-White does an excellent job of combining humor, practical advice, and personal experience. The book was the perfect length. It had a great amount of intersectionality and diverse perspectives. I didn‘t find any part of the book boring or irrelevant. I‘ll continue listening to the podcast and hope she writes more books!

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Deblovestoread
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I have really upped my nonfiction game this year so am super stoked about my #AuldLangSpine list from @Amiable In January I will be reading at least one of these NF and one F book but intend, as always, to read as many off the list as I can throughout the year. I have already read and loved 10, 12, and 13 so I have a great bunch of books to explore. Well done, Amy! Thanks Alisha for a great match!

monalyisha You‘re welcome! I‘ll put in a word of support for Disappearing Earth. I absolutely loved that book! 4d
Megabooks I‘m with @monalyisha in putting in a good word for DE! 4d
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha @megabooks I keep looking at that one in the library... Maybe 2023 will be the year I finally bring it home! 4d
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monalyisha @TheKidUpstairs Yes! There‘s so much to talk about, too! I remember really bonding with a coworker (who‘s since left, sadly) about our theories! The writing is stellar. 4d
Amiable Oh, I‘m glad my list appeals to you! I cringe every time I submit my super nonfiction-heavy lists—I envision @monalyisha pulling her hair out trying to match me with someone. 😀 4d
Chelsea.Poole @amiable I felt the same…My list was half fiction and half nonfiction. Once I gave NF a chance, it‘s been life changing, honestly 🙌 @monalyisha @thekidupstairs @megabooks Also, with you all on (edited) 3d
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charl08
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By insisting that there could be no positive discussion of homosexuality in schools, it [Section 28] ensured the opposite. Homophobia spilled up unchecked. Poof, lezzer, I hope you die of Aids: the torrent of playground language to which any gay or gender non-conforming kid was subjected. I can still feel my school years in my body, every muscle clamped and clenched, defended against discovery of the so-called family situation...

Susanita Hello, Florida 😬 4d
charl08 @Susanita we (England) seem to be headed back this way with some of the government instructions to teachers about political commentary. ☠️ 4d
Reggie @Susanita lol. It‘s true. Florida is crazy town right now. 3d
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sebrittainclark
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4d
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jlhammar
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#bookmail part 2

Reading this pair for my IRL bookclub in January. Should be interesting to see how the fiction compares and hopefully complements the nonfiction. Looking forward to both!

LeslieO Fun! My plan is to pair all the Davis books with a nonfiction. so far Ive read a nonfiction about the Dakota. But haven‘t read The Address yet. I have to get moving! (edited) 4d
jlhammar @LeslieO What a great plan! Her books do seem very well-suited to that. I haven't read The Address yet either, but I've enjoyed a couple of her other books. 3d
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Liz_M
Breasts and Eggs | Mieko Kawakami
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Pickpick

These two stories are narrated by Natsuko, an impoverished writer from a working-class background. Both stories are fascinating explorations of womanhood, especially comparing her experiences and societal barriers with American attitudes and societal norms. I loved her tagged book, but these stories are grittier and drearier. Instead of her novella‘s spare prose, a sprawling 400-pages, with some parts written in a hard-to-translate Osaka dialect.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5d
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