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DocBrown
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I decided to read this after The Foundling raised the issues of criminality, heredity, and eugenics. It‘s an excellent exploration of how at least 60 members of just one family have been imprisoned or under supervision for committing a crime. The book doesn‘t really settle the nature/nurture debate; it‘s likely an interaction between the two - as with so many other (anti)social phenomena. A family saga of a different kind ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ncsufoxes
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I started this one a while ago. It was very interesting but very scientific & data driven (I loved it but I know it‘s not for everyone). This study was conducted over 10 years by interviewing about a 1,000 women from 21 different states. The researchers interviewed the women every 6 months for 5 years a set of questions about their experiences in either receiving an abortion or being turned away. The group examined several areas of the women‘s

ncsufoxes lives. The basic gist of the book is that a women‘s right to an abortion impacts many areas of her life. For some women the denial of an abortion can have long lasting affects on their economic security, well being of themselves & their family, their future goals & aspirations. Trusting women & allowing them the autonomous control over their own body is what the study mostly concludes. Very fascinating study & can‘t wait to read the next study. 3w
ncsufoxes #bookspin book, #Nonfiction2023 prompt: Bad Reputation #booked2023 prompt: About Reproductive Rights @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @alisiakae (edited) 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress! 3w
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DocBrown
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Conover is a masterful narrative nonfiction writer. As a bonus, he narrates his own audiobooks. Although the area he depicts here IS definitely remote - I've driven through it more than once - it sounds/feels familiar to me as a UPS driver in the Pacific Northwest AND as a fan of the Little House series. The pioneer impulse is alive and well in the 21st century. A superior companion to Nomadland ⭐⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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Hooked_on_books
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The sexual revolution referred to in the title is about control: women working toward control over their own bodies. They discuss consent, abortion, rape culture, domestic violence, and more. It‘s a bit repetitive in places, but otherwise excellent. Laurie Penny is such a strong writer.

(And the pic is what happens when I‘m eating something Bindi wants while I read. 😂)

Soubhiville 🤣 great photo. 1mo
squirrelbrain Lol at Bindi! ❤️ 1mo
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Under the Rainbow | James Attlee
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Mehso-so

I expected this to be Britons discussing how it was to be in the very first COVID lockdown. And, while there‘s some of that, this is primarily a progressive polemic on various issues occurring around that time. While it‘s good to have these opinions recorded for posterity, I would have preferred something a bit more balanced (and I‘m a progressive).

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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This was a bit too long, but filled with a ton of facts for your next family gathering.
Really informative, and I like how she goes chapter by chapter to talk about an overview of updates since the last version, and the way she seamlessly and logically connects the dots to data that we have never put together before, it breaks the dots to ideas we have that were never actually links.
Great but long read.

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Soubhiville
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For @sebrittainclark I‘d love to get to know you a bit as well, since we are #AuldLangSpine matches!

I was so excited to receive your list today!

My reading life is by audio in my car and at work and mainly physical books at home. I have a kindle but I don‘t use it very much.

I‘m in 2 bookclubs, both local but virtual since Covid. One is traditional, the other is topic based, so we all read different books that we feel fit a chosen topic. Fun!

Soubhiville I run the #AuthorAMonth challenge here on Litsy. I like to participate in a few challenges every year, and I usually change them up every year. In 2023 I plan to do #Booked2023, and this is my first time doing #AuldLaudSpine! 2mo
Cinfhen Love this post!!! 2mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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After looking at this on my shelf for far too long, I listened to it on Libby. Interesting arguments for building & supporting social infrastructure (like public libraries, parks, etc) as they will help save lives in times of crisis and curb crime rates by building communities…. And also work to help the planet in light of climate change. A bit disorganized in the presentation… and not nearly enough on the affect of systemic racism in all of this

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sarahbellum
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Finished this audiobook while making progress on a Xmas gift for my mom (she‘s into astrology & her sign is Cancer) #audiostitching #litsycrafters

I mainly enjoyed this book; I thought the narrator was excellent. So much privilege & seeming contempt for others, especially overweight people, though. I found many of the stats & facts uncomfortable and, no doubt, things are more dismal now than in the late 90s when Ehrenreich did her experiment ⬇️

sarahbellum I would have liked to hear more about how capitalism/consumerism keeps creating these low wage jobs and how folks can actually get out of this awfulness (education being a big one, but also interventions as a society). A very tangled web, indeed. My first #roll100 read for Nov @PuddleJumper 2mo
Catsandbooks So cool! 😍 2mo
Aimeesue I read Nickel & Dimed years ago, and I still think about it often. What a cute little crabby! 2mo
RowReads1 I‘ve read this book several times for classes over the years🥱. It‘s important, however definitely dated. Adorable crab! Cancers rule🦀 (edited) 2mo
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