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oddandbookish
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What a wonderful collection of essays on reading!

This book is a collection of personal essays on the impact of books and reading on the author‘s life. I found many of them relatable. One of my favorites was “To Break The Rules” (pg. 65) which discusses how there is no right way to be a “Good Reader.” We should read how and what we want. I wholeheartedly agree!

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2024/02/28/review-why-we-read/

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kanchip28
How to Say Babylon | Safiya Sinclair
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I was so glad that I was reading the last half of this in the safety of my house because this book had me feeling so many emotions! If you‘re a sucker for strong female leads that overcame insane obstacles, this book is for you. #nonfiction #feminism #safiyasinclair #motivational #memoir

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UnderworldAmusements
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#preorder #March1st #LimitedEdition #SignedandNumbered #BloodandVolts #Edison #Tesla #ElectricChair #Nonfiction #bookreview

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KristiAhlers
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Full disclosure I love anything and everything Beatrix Potter. She was not only an amazing storyteller and artist she was also a keen scientific mind. This was a very interesting #nonfiction read that I highly recommend. #bookspin @thearomaofbooks

SayersLover @KristiAhlers have you read “Unearthing the Secret Garden” yet? I recommend it if you love gardens or Beatrix Potter. 3d
TheBookHippie I love her. 3d
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I will have to check this one out! I read McDowell's book at Beatrix Potter + Gardens (same author as the book @SayersLover recommended), which I enjoyed but found hard to follow sometimes because the author seemed to think the reader already knew a lot about Potter's life. So this may be a good one to pick up to give myself more background about her!! 3d
KristiAhlers @TheAromaofBooks I just ordered the tagged book today! Now I'm really looking forward to it arriving! 2d
TheAromaofBooks The Gardening Life book is SO pretty!!! It's full of photographs and drawings. I literally bought it because I just liked the way it looked/felt 😂 But I was really hoping that she would go through Potter's books in a more organized manner so that I could kind of read the books/this book in tandem. It just wasn't laid out exactly how I wanted it to be haha But it was still very enjoyable!! 2d
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AroundTheBookWorld
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Daisey
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I‘m enjoying and intrigued by this book that mixes New Zealand history with personal memoir.

I listened to quite a bit of it today while walking with Luthien. She‘s got a new tracking collar so she can spend more time off leash, and she very much enjoyed it today.

#FoodAndLit #NewZealand #ReadingOceania2024 #nonfiction #memoir #audiobook #audiowalk #DogsOfLitsy

Texreader I‘m glad you‘re liking it too 4d
Librarybelle Awesome! 4d
lynneamch She's adorable! 4d
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jitteryjane724 I'm going to New Zealand next month and now I really want to read this 4d
Catsandbooks Aw sweet pup! ❤️🇳🇿 4d
LeeRHarry I really enjoyed this when I read it years ago. 4d
Daisey @lynneamch @UwannaPublishme @Catsandbooks Thanks! She is pretty adorable! 4d
Daisey I finished this today and agree with many reviews I‘ve seen. It‘s interesting, but although I understand the reason for her own family history, it doesn‘t fit well as it is included. 3d
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Monica5
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Erik Larson always writes a well researched history book, and this one is no different. He looks at the early years of WWII and the blitz on London. I enjoyed this different look at London during WWII. Larson tells us in detail how the bomb shelters truly were. I learned so much by listening to this audiobook. Churchill was an interesting person but eccentric. He had no shyness about him and would take baths while his secretary was taking ⬇️

Monica5 notes from him in the bathroom. He watched the bombing of London from rooftops. With all his eccentrics, I don't think anyone else could have saved London and the world from Hitler the way he did. I think the book probably would have been better if I had read it instead of listened to it. I assume there would have been pictures and maps that would have brought it more clearly to me.

If you enjoy WWII history, you would probably enjoy this book.

😊 Happy Reading 😊

#bookspinbingo #20in4 Readathon #Readaway2024 #history #nonfiction
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CoverToCoverGirl My Nan was a war bride. She never spoke about it much but she lived through the blitz and did survive a couple of close calls. This was such a good book. 4d
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AroundTheBookWorld
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This was such an amazing memoir. It was so fun to see it told as a graphic novel. The author‘s interest in comics ties in so well with the story. I would strongly recommend reading this graphic novel. It was an excellent read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#AlmostAmericanGirl #RobinHa #book #books #bookbag #bookbags #bookbinding #bookbeau #bookblog #bookblogs #bookblogger #GraphicNovels #Memoir #NonFiction #Comics #Biography #Contemporary #BiographyMemoir #Family ❣️❣️

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TheSpineView Looks good! 1w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🎉🎉 1w
Crazeedi I think I might have read the fifth gospel, not sure!! Great job Katherine! 1w
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Daisey
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Mehso-so

There are some wonderful descriptions in this memoir, but I didn‘t quite get any point besides sharing of a particular time in English history. Without any connection to the author, I would prefer a story to experience a period of time.

#memoir #nonfiction #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown February 2024

Bookwomble Sorry you didn't like this. It's one of my all-time favourites. I read it at school and fell in love with it (though I'd never have expressed it that way then!). 2w
Daisey @Bookwomble It‘s not even that I didn‘t like it. I enjoyed individual passages, but I admit I appreciate plot more than separate nostalgic reminiscences. 2w
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