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Pickpick

Colette considered this "the nearest I shall ever come to writing an autobiography." Published in 1932 it's eroticism and discussion of desire is subtle compared to today.

#WITmonth #readingwomenchallenge2019

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Mehso-so

I wish we were given more details of the spy training process and that the actual mission was more interesting. The MC was distracted by her love interest and personal drama during the whole book. I‘m willing to give the rest of the series a chance to see the resolution to the questions raised in this book. #readingwomenchallenge2019 - A book that is part of a series #YA

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One Day in December | Josie Silver
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This was a quick, fun read that explores the idea of love at first sight. The guy and girl go through quite a bit and prove that although love at first sight can be real, it takes more than that to ultimately be together. The characters were frustrating at times, but overall I enjoyed their journey. #Reesesbookclub #hellosunshine #Readingwomenchallenge2019 -A romance or love story. #romcom #contemporaryromance

sudi Welcome to Litsy 😊🙋 6mo
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My first Litsy post! These are some of the books I‘ve read so far this year as part of the #readingwomenchallenge2019 #readingwomen #diversereading #diverseauthors #readingchallenge

JoScho Welcome to Litsy! 🖤 6mo
Jillylovesbooks Thank you! I‘m enjoying the platform and getting to know everyone so far! 6mo
KarenUK Welcome to Litsy! Hope you love it here! 💕 (edited) 6mo
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BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 5mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 4mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 4mo
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At the end of this book I was like, "Wait... what?!"
#readingwomenchallenge2019 task 1: read a mystery/thriller by a WOC #womenintranslation

Weaponxgirl I loved this and used it for the exact same prompt! 7mo
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Lust, caution and other stories | Eileen Chang, Ailing Zhang
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The title story starts off as a kind of noir thriller and blew me away when I got into the rhythm of it. The rest of these stories are so of a time and place I know nothing about and just kept me enthralled. These don‘t deal outright with the politics of Shanghai during the war but of the people living there. The modern and the old grate against each other whilst people just try to go about their lives as usual. Continued in comments

Weaponxgirl Since I don‘t know much about the time period in Shanghai or certain Chinese customs, traditions or proper etiquette I did feel like sometimes I was missing on the subtlety of what some of these stories were telling me but I loved just being transported to a world I don‘t know well at all. 7mo
Weaponxgirl She is also a writer who describes the physical world around in quite a lot of detail which adds to the sense of place. Things such as gold chains on a cloak so as not to appear vulgar. I will be searching out more from this author and maybe trying to do some research on what life was like then 7mo
Weaponxgirl A #womenintranslation book and part of my #readingwomenchallenge2019 in the thriller by a woc prompt 7mo
Emilymdxn Sounds amazing! Stacked 7mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn I forgot to say it also has a pronunciation guide in the back and the afterword is really useful and interesting too. Made me appreciate the stories even more. (edited) 7mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Young Dominican girl in Harlem finds herself and her voice through slam poetry. Her mother is very religious and as a recovering Catholic I found thos parts not fun to read, but powerful.

Definitely recommend as audio as the author, a alam poet award winner, narrates.

#readingwomenchallenge2019 24) A young adult book by a woman of color

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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3⭐ and more of a case that it's me not the book, it's rare mystery that I'm into, but some of the prose was overblown.

#readingwomenchallenge2019 A mystery or thriller written by a woman of color

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Weaponxgirl
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For some strange reason I thought this would be just about making the internet but this goes all the way to Ada Lovelace and I really enjoyed these earlier chapters. The history of computing is basically women do some stuff when it‘s unimportant then when it‘s decided it‘s worth something women get edged out and no credit or good wages in a lot of chapters. I don‘t understand things like html (it burns my feminist souls up)

Weaponxgirl So some of the later chapters I found it hard to understand what people were actually doing and why it‘s important but I did love hearing about these individuals anyway. 8mo
Weaponxgirl Some great chapters on women in a commune who got a expensive computer and used it to help social workers with resources in their local area and girl gaming was interesting too. This is a pick as I learnt loads even if I didn‘t always understand certain aspects of what people were doing. 8mo
Weaponxgirl I used this for #readingwomenchallenge2019 In the women in science prompt 8mo
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taraWritesSci Stacked! The social work use is exactly what technology should be about, I'm so stoked to read this. Great review! 😊 8mo
Weaponxgirl @taraWritesSci thanks 😊 that was my favourite chapter as it was when computers took up a room and these hippies managed to get one and wanted to put it to use for the local community. They then put all the resources together and would print out guides for social workers and I found it super inspirational and the sort of thing that gets overlooked by a lot of mainstream media. 8mo
Weaponxgirl @taraWritesSci we hear so much bad stuff about how technology is used now such as data mining, gamergate ect. It was great to hear about grassroot movements doing good in the world with technology and it would be great to get more of that mindset going again. 8mo
taraWritesSci @Weaponxgirl This book will definitely be a much needed pallet cleanse after the book I'm reading now (Zucked) which is about everything terrible you just described. 8mo
Weaponxgirl @taraWritesSci that book has been on my radar. There‘s still loads that‘s frustrating as hell as you know women getting shafted but a lot was super interesting 8mo
Aimeesue Brings to mind the recent backlash against Dr. Katie Bourman (black hole algorithm picture.) When her story spread, there were all kinds of boys in an uproar about how she didn't do it "all by herself." She gave credit to others often and prolifically, but jeez, the venom was remarkable. 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Aimeesue I saw that! Funny how they only mind when it‘s a woman getting a lot of the credit. I did like though how the man they were trying to credit instead of her was like thankyou to anyone who is congratulating me on my work as part of a team but if you are doing it because of sexism I don‘t want the accolades from you thanks. 8mo
Weaponxgirl @Aimeesue he then went on to talk about being openly gay and talking about himself not being well represented in his field of science and wondering why those people picked him. Basically implying that those sort of people are probably homophobic as well as sexist. Now that is how you ally! 8mo
Aimeesue @Weaponxgirl I don't Twitter much, but I did see that thread - it was awesome! 8mo
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The Cassandra | Sharma Shields
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Retelling of the Cassandra myth, a prophetess whom no one believes. Set in 1940s Hanford WA, Mildred, as Cassandra, is a secratary to a physicist working on the atomic bomb. She is tormented by visions of the bomb on the Japanese.

This is a Dark, Dark story and there is no happy ending, so read at your own risk. Also I know nothing about the mythology so can't comment on the accuracy or interpretation.

#readingwomenchallenge2019 myth retelling

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