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WomanistBibliophile
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A corpse doesn‘t need you to remember it. In fact, it doesn‘t need anything any more. It‘s you who needs the corpse. Looking at the body you understand the person is gone. Looking at the body you see yourself, and no that you, too, will die. The visual is a call to self-awareness. It is the beginning of wisdom.

#readingwomen

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Lauredhel
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Anyone lining up their reading challenges for next year? I'm deciding to go for all or mostly new challenges this year (still undecided about #readharder). So I'm looking at #monthlymotifGXO, #monthlykeywordGXO (maybe challenging myself to fill both with one book!), maybe #MMDchallenge from Modern Mrs Darcy once it comes out, so long as it is announced in an accessible format, not as an image of text. Any other suggestions?

Chrissyreadit What are the two monthly challenges? 1w
Soubhiville I‘m thinking of sticking with just #MountTBR this year, but #popsugar prompts also look fun, so I may casually try that as well. 1w
Lauredhel @Soubhiville I'm waiting to see if pop sugar posts am accessible version 1w
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Lauredhel @Chrissyreadit if you google the hashtags you should find them :) both by Girl XOXO 1w
Chrissyreadit Found! Thanks. 1w
SaturnDoo I haven't been very successful with this year's challenges 😥 Too many RL incidents put my reading time on hold. But I'm definitely going to try again this year. Working on getting my Bujo ready so I have no excuses to start on Jan 1 😄 1w
sprainedbrain I‘m a challenge freak... I‘m going to look up the two you mentioned. Currently, I‘m planning to do #ReadingWomen, #Booked2020 and #ReadingEurope2020. I‘m on the fence about Popsugar this year, and I haven‘t seen Read Harder prompts yet... are those posted? (edited) 1w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain I did find a read harder 2020 prompt page in the google cache, but it's been removed from the site... Maybe posted early accidentally? 1w
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel That‘s what I found, too... glad to know it wasn‘t just my imagination. I was confused! 1w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain having said that I might not do Read Harder again - but #booked2020 looks good, I haven't done that before! 1w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain is five challenges too many? WE SHALL FIND OUT 1w
sprainedbrain @Lauredhel I am doing five this year and I think I‘m going to finish them all! Read Harder just seems to be getting... ummm.. harder every year. Lol. I like to use books on my tbr or library books as often as I can for challenges and find myself having to buy special or obscure books for Read Harder. So it‘s not one of my five this year. 🤪 I‘m sure I will at least look this year. This will be my third year of #Booked. I like that one! 1w
Lauredhel @sprainedbrain i hear you on Read Harder - this year I am looking for prompts with a little more latitude (edited) 1w
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Lauredhel
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I did the thing! No, I did ALL THE THINGS. With Her Body and Other Parties, I finished the #readingwomen2019 #readingwomen challenge. This joins #aussiesrule2019 and #readharder2019 #readharder on my completed challenges for 2019! And I'm on track to meet my Goodreads Challenge - currently 4 books ahead.

Crinoline_Laphroaig WOO HOO! 🎉🎉🎉 1w
MidnightBookGirl Congratulations!!! 🏆 1w
Jas16 🙌🏽 1w
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Scochrane26 That‘s a lot of challenges. I‘ve only done one a year & didn‘t really do any this year. 1w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That‘s amazing! 🎉🎉🎉 1w
Lauredhel @Scochrane26 I find them useful to keep my reading a bit more diverse 1w
SaturnDoo 🎉👏🎉 yay!!!! Nice BUJO ❤❤❤ 1w
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 1w
Reggie Woohoo!!! 1w
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WhatWouldJaneDo
Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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Pickpick

Wow! Speculative fiction about the horrors of colonization in Australia. Go into it without knowing anything else, trust it, it's worth it. So glad I decided to try the #readingwomen challenge this year, this wouldn't have been on my radar if not for being featured on their fiction award shortlist. And so glad I went in pretty much blind, this blew mind.

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Lauredhel
Hypnotizing Chickens | Julia Watts
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Pickpick

Read for the Set In Appalachia prompt of the #readingwomen2019 challenge. This is a lovely, meandering (but not dragging) F/F romance. An English professor returns to her childhood home in the hollers of SE Kentucky to care for her grandma for the summer. People are kind to each other. It was just what I needed. And there are chickens. Don't let the cover fool you - the book is well written. #readingwomen

Scochrane26 I hadn‘t heard of this author, had to look her up. 3w
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sammisho
The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Pickpick

This was wonderful. The way Lahiri writes I felt like I was right there in the room. The characters so rich and multi faceted, it was like they were my own friends and family.
#readingwomen

MeganAnn I loved this one also 😍 3w
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sammisho
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Beach read #1
I didn't know if a book set in Alaska would fit my.mood while laying on a Florida beach, but this book was so charming, I sped through it. Much more than a love story, also about a relationship between a daughter and father.
#readingwomen set in wilderness

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4thhouseontheleft
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1. 85/75 Goodreads, 40/50 #pop19, 22/24 #booked2019, 14/26 #readingwomen, 18/25 #nonfiction2019
2. I love pulling April Fool‘s pranks on people.
3. I don‘t have a favorite, I enjoy all types, it just depends on my mood.

#friyayintro
4. 14th wedding anniversary is in October!
5. 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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sammisho
Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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Bailedbailed

I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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4thhouseontheleft
Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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Mehso-so

I never read Heidi as a child, so I don‘t have any sentimental strings attached. I don‘t feel this one has aged as well as other children‘s books from the mid to late 1800‘s, like Little Women. It was also quite preachy, esp the 2nd half. It is a sweet story.

It did fill a lot of prompts!

#booked2019 #publicdomain
#bbrc #mgme #classic
#readingwomen : translated book published before 1945
#MountTBR

LibrarianRyan I agree. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure if I could make it through a preachy tome written in the late 1800s 😜 sounds like torture 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It wasn‘t too heavy-handed, and it was all in the 2nd half, so I was already committed by the time I reached it. I probably would have bailed if Heidi didn‘t ✔️ so many reading challenge prompts! And it‘s a quick read. 3mo
4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen It does make the very short list of books I won‘t recommend to Maya. 😂 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Who picked these prompts, anyway! 🤪👊🏻♥️ 3mo
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