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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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My IRL book group chose this one and all agreed it‘s harrowing and bleak. The author is from our hometown and some group members have connections to her family. If you love a memoir where the MC starts out privileged but bottoms out, then this is for you. Despite that, Blakinger has focus and drive amidst the chaos and is now an advocate for the (current or formerly) incarcerated.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Counting this for #imanathlete on the #nonfictionchallenge2022 bingo board, since the author was a competitive figure skater in her childhood and teen years. The pressures of competing didn‘t help her addictive nature one bit. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 7d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That totally works for me! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I was planning something different, of course. But sheesh, it‘s already practically October! (edited) 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage sometimes you just have to go with what works. 2d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Sheffield is a rock journalist with backstage access to this rock legend. And he‘s also got a (practically) lifelong adoration of Stevie‘s music and style. So this is his chance to delve into how she started, what Fleetwood Mac was really like, and what she‘s doing in her (gasp!) 70s. Hint: she still wears boots and top hats on stage!

#nonfictionchallenge2022 #imrocknroll

Texreader Any music scattered in it? If so I‘m in! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Texreader Unfortunately, there is not. But I did think about sourcing my own soundtrack. (And I don‘t mean digging my Rumors LP out of the basement!) 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Oh my, this is a rough read. But every word is important. We need to understand how militia groups are empowered and growing. This explains some history, but also more immediate info of concern, like how people are radicalized. It‘s very timely considering the Jan 6th Committee Hearings happening now. Highly recommend, but full of scary stuff.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2022 #nonfictionchallenge2022 #imadisaster

Susanita Mark Levin says the J6 hearings are nothing but “false evidence.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Of course he does. 🙇🏼‍♀️ 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Wonderful in concept, but lacking in execution. Ida B. Wells-Barnett is an icon for a reason. Sadly, this book about her fell flat for me. It was light on content, confusing in structure, and cluttered with many other people‘s stories. Left me wanting more Ida!

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#shesaid #nonfictionchallenge2022 #rulebreaker #pantone2022 #daffodil

KathyWheeler Good review of this book. I felt the same way. 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This is a tough book. The author began researching after the Affordable Care Act passed, and the premise about that section is 💯 more relevant in Covid times. Plus there‘s a section about pro-gun laws and suicide (TW for this) that is brutal. The section about taxes and schools punched me in the gut too.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com

#thebibliophage2022 #nonfictionchallenge2022 #imabasketcase #pantone2022 #northerndroplet

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Marc Petitjean separates fact from family legend in his biography about Kahlo and his father. He explores the veracity of the family stories about his father‘s affair with Kahlo in 1939. She gave the elder Petitjean, Michel, a painting she titled The Heart as a parting gift. It‘s also part pre-WWII history and art history.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com

#thebibliophage2022 #nonfictionchallenge2022 #imalover #pantone2022 #inneundo

Clwojick Great match! 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Raw, brazen, vulnerable. This is both memoir and research paper into the world of open relationships and other non-monogamous constructs. It‘s also a primer from the inside of a relationship built on gaslighting. Parts are uncomfortable as hell to read. It illuminates ⬇️

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #thxnetgalley #pantone2022 #skydiver #booked2022 #writtenbyajournalist #nonfictionchallenge2022 #escapee

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BarbaraTheBibliophage … a lifestyle, but is incredibly personal at the same time. Polyamory and non-monogamy are included in more fictional stories than ever. This is an unflinching true story. TW: addictive behaviors, sexually explicit, emotional abuse, self-harm. 9mo
Cinfhen I have this ARC too!! I‘m SUPER behind on my NetGalley reviews 🤦🏼‍♀️ 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘ll be curious to hear what you think of this! Totally understand the NetGalley schedule issue … LOL. 9mo
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IndoorDame
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This was a soft pick for me. I didn‘t learn anything strictly new, which was disappointing. But Montell made some very interesting connections about language and when ritualistic language is and isn‘t being used coercively.
#Nonfiction2022 #I‘mAnEscapee #PopSugar2022 #PastChallengePromt #Booked2022 #AboutACultOrReligion

Cinfhen Ohhhh, cool use for the #NonFictionChallenge2022 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s a year long challenge hosted by @Riveted_Reader_Melissa She has 24 prompts set up on a bingo board and you need to read any nonfiction book you think fits the prompt @Crazeedi im sure Melissa can explain it better and share the board with you, Diane xx 9mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Crazeedi I tagged you in the original post, if you have any questions, let me know. 9mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thanks Cindy🥰 9mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Excellent book about the Hmong (pronounced MUNG), their history and emigration to the US after the Vietnam War. Also about one Hmong family‘s experience with the US medical system. And why medically related cultural sensitivity and accommodation makes a huge difference for everyone involved. Maddening but inspiring.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com #readingasia #laos #nonfictionchallenge2022 #abouthelpingothers #thebibliophage2021

Librarybelle I read this for one of my college classes years ago - absolutely fascinating 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle Yes, it is. I appreciated the updates in her 25th anniversary epilogue as well. Medical schools and major hospitals are doing better, but we still have so far to go! 1y
DivineDiana This sounds fascinating. Stacked. 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana It is. I also learned that there are quite a lot of Hmong living in Lancaster County near me. The semi-rural nature of our area drew them from bigger nearby cities. 1y
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Now, I am even more interested! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana Hope you appreciate it as much as I did! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting! Stacking! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think you‘ll like it! 1y
MallenNC Read this years ago and heard a lecture by Anne Fadiman. I still think about the book! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MallenNC I‘m sure I‘ll still think about this one for years to come! 1y
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