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AnneFindsJoy

AnneFindsJoy

Joined December 2018

Finding Joy one book after another! goodreads.com/annefindsjoy 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇳🇿
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#nonfiction2020 #womensrights this was a fascinating topic - that women‘s XX chromosomes give us a powerful survival advantage, that having 2 x‘s to choose from means we don‘t get as many x-linked disease/illness as men. Yet a lot of scientific research and studies have ignored women. The book itself didn‘t have as much substance as I‘d hoped, a lot of anecdotal and didn‘t hold my interest as much as I wanted it to, but I'm glad i read it.

Megabooks I remember this line of medicine from veterinary school. The book is correct in that there have been more studies on the disadvantages of the Y chromosome than the advantages of the X. 2y
jb72 That sounds pretty interesting! 2y
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#nonfiction2020 #education This was really inspiring and insightful, and authors voice is calm yet energizing at the same time. She includes her thoughts on fine arts (writing) MBA‘s - that they‘re not worth the $, you‘re better off just continuing to create, create, create, and finding your own peeps to inspire creating with.

jb72 I read that book some time ago and I really enjoyed it. It‘s such a good lesson. I like how she tells fear to get in the back seat. 2y
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady recommended this to me too! 2y
Cinfhen Im curious about this one!!! Thanks for tagging me 😁 2y
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Meaw_catlady This book is amazing ! 2y
AnneFindsJoy @Meaw_catlady Yeeeesssss! I so agree :) I‘m a big fan of this author!!! 2y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 hah yes, ‘create no matter what‘ ! I love her thinking! 2y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy “People like you must create. If you don't create, Bernadette, you will become a menace to society.”
― Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette.
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AnneFindsJoy @jb72 LOL so true!!! 😂 that‘s another great book too 2y
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#nonfiction2020 #health Bill Bryson is a natural storyteller, so this was interesting and enjoyable . Author finds just the right balance of medical knowledge vs anecdotal highlights that keeps the book fresh all the way through.

jb72 I‘ve read one of his books and really enjoyed it. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, and yes his NF‘s are usually enjoyable. 2y
Cinfhen I‘ve only read one by Bryson but I could tell how gifted a writer he is- he makes the material so readable 😍 2y
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#nonfiction2020 #economics The author took on entry jobs at Amazon, Convergys, and McDonalds, and wrote about her experiences. It was shocking to learn how much 'micro-managing' down to every second of the workers day, and how dehumanizing the practices are. Felt relevant to read right now, as it's been so difficult for low-wage workers during covid, with companies not protecting their workers well enough!

Megabooks Agree!! Such a timely read during COVID! The techno-Taylorism, as she calls it, is the biggest difference between 80s-90s jobs and now and I think that really makes an understanding gap in even well meaning politicians. 2y
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks yes for sure! The technology is used in a way that tips the scale of power way too far towards the employer. I really hope that the current crisis will somehow lead to meaningful change for entry-level work and earning a reasonable living wage! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa This is the second great review I‘ve seen for this one, I really need to read it... it sounds so informative. 2y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes! You really get the inside scoop, it‘s anecdotal vs. scientific... the author used to work for the Onion, so she‘s opinionated and humorous too. So it‘s engaging and illuminating without being preachy or dry. 2y
Cinfhen I really need to read this book/ thanks for the reminder and excellent review 😊 2y
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One Child | Mei Fong
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The story of China‘s most radical experiment. #nonfiction2020 #othercountry A through look at the one child policy in China over a long timespan. it was really interesting to see the impact now and into the future, even after the policy ended. The author is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of reporting in Asia. I thought this was fascinating!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds very fascinating! 2y
Megabooks I‘ve been meaning to watch the documentary on this on Amazon. 2y
Suet624 I've been meaning to read this. Thanks for the reminder. 2y
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks ooh I didn‘t know there was a documentary, I definitely want to watch that now, thanks for the tip! 2y
Butterfinger I was fascinated by this book. 2y
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#booked2020 #LiveandLearn This was a fascinating book about AI today and in the future. It focused on the need for philosophical discussion on how to keep AI beneficial. There‘s a great prologue with a fictionalized story showing just how AI could literally rule the world, and it seemed totally plausible! Both fascinating and terrifying at the same time! Some high level thinking here, but presented with the average reader in mind.

Cinfhen Very cool and very scary too! Nice choice 👍🏽 2y
4thhouseontheleft Fascinating choice!! So..I have a friend I met in a online class I took. When we were first partnered for a project, I received an email from his assistant (who went by a name, but can‘t remember what it was). Took me a few weeks to realize his assistant was AI! 🤣 2y
AnneFindsJoy @4thhouseontheleft ha yes I imagine it will get harder to identify them as they get smarter and more human like! Crazy world awaits future generations! 2y
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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#booked2020 #finishinaday Listened to The Sisters - a short audio prequel to Irish mystery/detective series Cormac Reilly. Tagged book The Ruin is #1 in series. I‘m really enjoying this series, the storyline is fresh and smart and audio narration by Irish actress Aoife McMahon is very well done.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m glad to hear this one and the series are good! 2y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻💚🎧 2y
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I didn‘t think I was going to like this one but i actually did!!‘ By mid book I was drawn into the angst of the MC‘s and wanted to find out what would happen to their relationship. I loved the audio narration by Aoife McMahon, I don‘t think I would have been as engaged otherwise! #booked2020 #MillenialAuthor

Cinfhen Funny how audiobooks are really changing how we react to a book, I‘m feeling the same way. A good narrator can really add to the story 😁 2y
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#wintergames #merryReaders #winterReadsBingo #newpet Chelsea Handler gets two new pets Bert and Bernice! This book touched on deeper more serious parts in her life, but still with plenty of humor! A solid listen with lots of emotion!

Clwojick 16 pt 2y
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#readingUSA2019 - 7 more added, now at 32 states. Will carry these over to #readtheUSA2020 to finish the remaining 18 states. Tagged book was for Nevada, the desert town setting dripped with desolation and desperation. Loved it!

ljuliel Great job ! 2y
Librarybelle Awesome! 2y
Nute Way to go! 2y
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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#booked2019 all wrapped up now! Tagged book was my final read, for diverse middle grade task 18. Enjoyed the challenge, now on to planning for 2020 challenge

AmyG Congrats! This is such a fun challenge. 2y
4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 🎉🎉 2y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎊🎈🎉 looking forward to seeing your #Booked2020 reads!!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!!! 🎉🎉♥️♥️📚📚 2y
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#wintergames #merryReaders #winterReadsBingo #whitecover I‘m so happy to have finally listened to this book 1 in the Walt Longmire series - it‘s got great characters and humor that had me laughing out loud. The audio narrator was George Guidall and he did an amazing job with all the character voices. Loved it! Ready to read more in the series!

KathyWheeler I had watched the tv show, which is good, before I read the books, so I was surprised at how funny the books are. The show is not anywhere near as funny. 2y
Clwojick Woohoo! 15 pts! 🥰 2y
AnneFindsJoy @KathyWheeler that‘s interesting to know, I haven‘t watched the show. I think I‘ll just keep laughing out loud to the audiobooks, then! 😆 2y
KathyWheeler @AnneFindsJoy oh, the show is excellent! It just isn‘t laugh out loud funny the way the books are. 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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#merryreaders #wintergames #winterReadsBingo #scrooge Easy listening to a holiday classic that never gets old - bah, humbug Ebenezer Scrooge

Clwojick 26 points! 2y
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The Winter Soldier | Daniel Mason
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#booked2019 fall is all wrapped up now with these six read:) I have two books left for summer to complete the full challenge..

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 Almost there❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👊🏻♥️📚 2y
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Finally wrapped up #nonfiction2019 with tagged book as #somethingpersonal — My info was part of Equifax breach, and someone has tried using my SSN. But I didn‘t find this book very helpful though, I knew the basic stuff already, and the rest seemed overly complex. I didn‘t feel like there was a lot of “low hanging fruit” that would be easy to implement.

Thank You Melissa for the awesome challenge!!!

Megabooks Great job!!! 3y
Cinfhen Congrats on completing!!! I‘m already looking forward to next year @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 🤓 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 Great job! And a great selection of books. I‘m so glad you enjoyed it, and sorry this book wasn‘t more helpful. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cinfhen Already have it started 😉 3y
jb72 Yay! That‘s awesome! My info got compromised too. This the reason this whole credit junk is a bunch of nonsense. 3y
AceOnRoam Well done Anne, you are my non fiction guru 👍 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yay for running this again next year! Count me in!!! 🙌 3y
jb72 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Very cool 😎 I need to update my bingo card. Count me in! 3y
Smarkies Congratulations on finishing! I am slowly plugging away on mine. 😅 3y
Amiable Congratulations! 🎉🎈 3y
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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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#booked2019 Summer! Tagged book was a fun read - a genre mashup of urban fantasy, mystery, paranormal, science fiction. It‘s now a STARZ tv series too - need to watch!

Cinfhen Ohhhhh!! Love finding series suggestions ♥️ 3y
jb72 I thought I saw something about that book made into a show. I think my library has it in ebook so I‘ll have to see the wait time. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a fun book and series! 3y
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@mrsmarch I‘m so sorry but I‘ve had a ridiculously busy month and am behind on my reading! I‘ve started this and it‘s so cute, I just need things to calm down in my life so I can enjoy finishing it! So it will be late coming back to you, but hopefully not too too late ! #LMPBC #round5 #groupQ

AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch I finished it and mailed it to you , will arrive by the 19th! 🐑 🐑 🐑 3y
mrsmarch @AnneFindsJoy Hooray! At least you were its last stop! 3y
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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#readingUSA2019 adding 12 more books to my tally! Tagged book is a western set in Oregon. It was quirky, dark humor, I enjoyed it!

BarbaraBB I read this one too for Oregon! Great map. How was the Prince book? 3y
Librarybelle You‘re doing great! And, I really like the representation between author and setting. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @BarbaraBB I liked the Prince book a lot! Mayte is a sweet soul , and she told her story very honestly and with grace! And It was fun to get a peek into Prince‘s world! 3y
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Wrapped up #booked2019 Spring with these 3 books. Tagged book was a cute children‘s picture book with wonderful illustrations of tree animal sculptures. Previously completed:
🔹clifi : The Dry
🔹 food/bev: Whiskey in a teacup
🔹 musician: The Most Beautiful: My life with Prince

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🎈 🌟🙌🏻 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #yourpick an insightful and interesting look at the degree to which digital devices suck up our leisure time. Its important conversation to have with ourselves, and Newport offers practical tips for making deliberate tech choices to minimize the intrusion and reclaim our leisure time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

xxjenadanxx Whoa! You‘re killing it! I need to get back to it. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds excellent! And like something I need to try to minimize. 3y
jb72 Great job Anne! I need to update my bingo card. The book sounds interesting. I definitely use my digital devices too much. There is no need to spend so much time on social media. 3y
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Cinfhen Oh wow!!! Nearly done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
kindergartenkat Thanks @Annefindsjoy I think out of all my book friends your tastes match mine the closest. Added! 3y
Megabooks Great job! I finished mine a little bit ago, but forgot to post about it. Thanks for tagging me!! Always glad to read your posts 😁😁 3y
AnneFindsJoy @kindergartenkat YES, me too! I‘m always adding books that I see you‘ve read :) 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks Congrats on finishing!!! 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #turnedoutunexpectedly. A crazy true story of a criminal genius who made hundreds of millions in an online scheme w/ painkiller med supply, and then he graduated to darker criminal schemes in the underworld of drugs and arms and more. It‘s a complex story with many characters and events, but it‘s a wild ride. There‘s plenty of surprising unexpected things that occur in this one! No spoilers - read it and see!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

AnneFindsJoy Thanks @cinfhen for the REC in this one! I thought it was GREAT! (edited) 3y
Megabooks I‘m reading it right now!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I just picked this one for May BOTM, based on @Cinfhen ‘s rec. Glad to have yours as well—and the idea for the nonfiction bingo square. I need to get that one covered! 👊🏻📚♥️ 3y
Cinfhen It‘s soooo crazzy!! I‘m glad you liked it @AnneFindsJoy it was a little difficult to keep track of everyone @BarbaraTheBibliophage but once I had ALL the players straight I was good to go!! I still want to read the book you recommended @Megabooks 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #POC A deeply poignant and powerful memoir of a black man in Alabama convicted of murders he didn‘t commit, spending 30 years on death row before being exonerated and released. He is a remarkable person full of compassion, forgiveness, and humor. So many emotions from sadness to frustration, but it leaves you with immense inspiration and appreciation for a beautiful soul! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks What a great review! Thanks for tagging me. 🤗 I should move this up my TBR. 3y
jb72 Sounds good. There is a similar case many years ago where three young men were convicted and I believed sentenced to death in Arizona. I cannot remember the name of the book. Great review! 3y
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Cinfhen Beautiful review!!! I own this book but loaned it to a friend who hasn‘t returned it yet.... now I want it back. Immediately!! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 the book gives the stats of 1 in 10 on death row have been wrongly convicted. :( 3y
Erin7 I will definitely have to check this one out. I'm fascinated by how flawed our judicial system is. Thanks for the tag. 3y
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Ok so I‘m way slower reading when I‘m thinking about what sentences to mark-up! 5 days to go and 200 pages to read - time to power read! @mrsmarch I will be sure to mail with fastest service! #lmpbc #round5 #groupQ 👿 😇 it‘s a very funny book!

mrsmarch I love your succulents!! 3y
Meaw_catlady I‘m still finishing kindred ! As soon as I‘m done I‘ll have it mailed to you ASAP! I hope you‘re enjoying Good Omens as much as I did! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Meaw_catlady phew! Glad I‘m not only one still reading! I‘m laughing a lot with Good Omens! Such fun! 3y
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jb72 I‘m thinking of buying Good Omen. Your succulent planter is awesome! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 it‘s a good one to own, to read multiple times and you‘d get something new out of it every time! There‘s so many awesome lines, marking it up is perfect for a book like this! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch @jb72 succulents love the Texas heat! They grow like crazy! 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #sawonlitsy thanks to @megabooks for posting about this book! Yes, this sure was a crazy good listen! True crime story of the rise and fall of some “larger than life” characters who built up a “mobster-like” pill-mill operation in Florida, earning millions through distribution of massive quantities of legal opioid pain meds to addicted patients. It had a major influence on the rising opioid epidemic in the nation. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks So glad you liked it!! 👍🏻👍🏻 3y
kindergartenkat Oh, this will work for one of my book riot tasks too - I have to read a nonviolent true crime book 3y
Cinfhen This book sounds really good!!! Did you ever read MasterMind @Megabooks 3y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I bought the audiobook and promptly took an audiobook hiatus! 😂😂 3y
Cinfhen Ha!!! I‘m also on hiatus from audio right now!!! @Megabooks 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think we both overdid in the winter lol! 3y
Cinfhen I‘m thinking I should put a hold on my audible account @Megabooks can I do that???? 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen You definitely can. Another thing you can do is back down to the plan where you get the least credits. That‘s what I‘m on because I also have Scribd. 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraTheBibliophage why u up??? Are u in Paris now???? 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes! We arrived yesterday and are about to start day two! 3y
Cinfhen Have fun @BarbaraTheBibliophage ❣️post pictures 😄 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Are you on Instagram? That‘s where all of them will be. @BarbaraSearles But if not I‘ll try to get some here also. 3y
Cinfhen I have an account but almost never go on...are you @BarbaraTheBibliophage on IG ??? I‘ll log on later and take a peek ❤️ 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage No I‘m barbara_searles over there. ♥️🇫🇷👏🏻 3y
jb72 Pills are a huge problem in Florida. I used to work for the SO in one county. It‘s such a shame how addicted people get. A woman who worked with me lost her son to pills. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 so sad :( Between pills and gaming, it seems boys are not doing well resisting these addicting temptations! 3y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy You‘re right. My bf‘s son just plays video games all day in his room. He‘s 27 yo. I mean come on. Go read a book or go do something fun. 3y
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Wildflower | Drew Barrymore
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#nonfiction2019 #madeyoulaugh This was so refreshing and down to earth, with many comedic moments. The silly side of Drew shines through! Rather than a linear telling, this was snippets of experiences from Drew‘s life, that illustrate her coming of age into a beautiful grounded centered woman , wife, mother. I didn‘t realize her youth had been so difficult, she‘s come a long way, and tells her story with heart and humor! ❤️🌸 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks Sounds interesting! #stacked 3y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy Thanks for the tag! I knew she had a very rough childhood. She seems so grounded. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Adding this one to my to read list, sounds good! 3y
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#SFFS @MommyOfTwo Wow! Thank you so much, you were so generous and thoughtful, I adore everything!!! I love that you included handmade items, and I love that we each sent a book in the same series HA!

MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome! Yea I liked that we had the same series going too! 3y
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️♥️👏🏽 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #inspirational . A short book 102 pages, an extended Ted Talk. It‘s a reminder of the power of gratitude in improving mood , generosity, and connectedness. In this book the author thanks every single person involved in his morning cup of coffee. A reminder of how a simple item in your life connects you with others. I lost interest a bit as story progressed, there‘s only so much “thanking” you can listen to at one time! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Megabooks I always love coming across your posts. Nonfiction lovers high five ✋🏻 !! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds interesting, but yes...a bit too much too. 3y
jb72 Interesting. I may check this out, and while I can appreciate the need for thanks and even some pointers, sometimes it can be overwhelming to listen to someone else talk about it. 3y
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AnneFindsJoy @jb72 @riveted_reader_melissa that‘s exactly it! It‘s like the back of books where the author thanks a ton of people over pages and pages, and you just sort of gloss over it! This book started to feel like that a bit! (edited) 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks 🙌🙌🙌🙌 nonfiction buddies unite :) 3y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy I also need to update my bujo and post my updates. I think I‘ll do that after I finish my Pratchett nonfiction book. 3y
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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#booked2019 I happily discovered two books I read for nonfiction bingo also work for this challenge! 😀. And then I read the tagged book for climate fiction task. The storyline is a California community suddenly with no water supply- and how their behaviors go downhill as things become dire! It had good pacing and felt realistic , but the dialogue was very teen, and I struggled to engage with the characters. 3 stars.

Cinfhen Nice collage😍and awesome assortment of books👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #unlikeablecharacter for the smuggler Jesus Lopez-Ramos who led 26 Mexicans over the border and through Arizona‘s remote Devil‘s Highway, through a heatwave of temps and lacking water... 14 died.

This author is an incredible writer , and does a superb audio narration too. I can see how this was nominated for Pulitzer Prize! The story is riveting, and harrowing, and great insight to all the sides of this tragedy.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds like an important read right now. 3y
jb72 Wow you‘re doing great! I‘m currently halfway through my next nonfiction read. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 thanks! I have 8 left to fill the card :) I love nonfiction so this is a happy challenge for me! I hope you are enjoying it too! (edited) 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it is! The author wrote an updated chapter in 2011 with current goings on then, amazing how long the border stuff going on, but certainly in the limelight now with Trump . 3y
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithpictures the pictures in this book were stunning!! This book is a bit of everything: memoir, recipes, and southern lifestyle guide! I liked the memoir bits a lot! The lifestyle advice felt a bit superficial/aristocratic, but Reese is so genuine, caring, gives back, so she can pull this off in a sweet way. This is a lovely warm and friendly ode to the south! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cpg Reading now and enjoying it...southerner here....so nothing earth shattering so far...but I wasn‘t sure what to expect! 😬🤷🏼‍♀️😬 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #science It is calming to hear words of someone who spent his life thinking the big picture! We get so easily distracted by daily woes of economy, environment etc, but Hawking reminds us, in a few hundred years super-humans will be zipping around the cosmos, settling on Mars, etc. Life will be unimaginable to ours today! I loved listening to audio, with snippets of Hawkings speaking, and a lovely afterward by his daughter!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds wonderful! 3y
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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What an awesome book/series this was! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m using this as my #booked2019 #happyplace because I just love a great YA fantasy series like this, with awesome world building, characters, action, magic, light romance! And the audio with multiple narrators was top notch! So I was definitely in my happyplace listening to this! That‘s a wrap for Winter, now on to Spring.

Jerlynn This is one of my very favorite book series (if not my favorite, but it makes me feel guilty to just pick one series over all the others:)) 3y
Cinfhen Congrats on wrapping up winter!! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job on the prompt and the season! 3y
MommyOfTwo I loved these books too! 3y
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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#lmpbc #round5 #groupQ Received and ready to read, if only I could find my teal pen😂. I think I‘ll be in good hands with sirs Pratchett and Gaiman! And as a bonus this book fits a challenge task to read a book with multiple authors! 🙌

Nute I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.🙂 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #SomethingYouWerentLookingFor | This was an Audible daily deal last week and I grabbed it without knowing anything about it! Wow! It was great! Goldfarb is a journalist who did a ton of research for this, but it‘s written like a great story, totally engaging! Superb on audio with Will Damron narrating! The book just won 🏅2019 PEN/E.O Wilson prize for literary science writing!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds really good, and I‘ve never heard of this one before. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa - yeah i hadnt either, I‘m so glad I discovered it! Highly recommend it! (edited) 3y
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@mrsmarch Mailed the tagged book to you today! You might want to stock up on some tissues! 😭 LOL! #LMPBC Group Q

mrsmarch Oh heavens lol 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #music What a beautiful memoir this was! Tender, honest, heartbreaking, poignant. By Prince‘s first wife Mayte Garcia - who seems like such a kind and good person inside and out. 💜💜💜💜💜

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve been looking at this one, I‘m glad it was a good read. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes it really was! I didn‘t know anything about her/their relationship going in. She tells a poignant story, and takes the ‘high road‘ with how and what she shares! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneFindsJoy Good! It looked good, but it came out so soon after his passing I was a bit leery. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneFindsJoy I felt that way about Padma Lakshmi‘s, I don‘t follow her career or shows at all, but I enjoyed her memoir and I thought she handled her breakup with a celebrity personality fairly well. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks I‘m adding Padma‘s book to the stack! (edited) 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #travel This is a poignant memoir about a Syrian family‘s struggle to escape the violence of war in Syria. The author‘s young nephew became an emblem for the plight of the refugees, when the picture of his lifeless body on the beach went viral on 2015, after his family attempted to travel(flee) across the sea from Turkey to Kos, Greece and the boat capsized, with multiple drownings. A sad story but really insightful.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds heartbreaking and very important reading! Stacked 3y
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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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#readingUSA2019 my tally for year to date... I haven‘t been choosing books specifically for this, but it‘s been fun to go back and see what books I read would fit! I had a lot of books with California setting/author!

Librarybelle Great job! I love the map and the use of colors to differentiate between setting and author! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Librarybelle thanks! I was curious to track how many of each type, and thought it was funny that it worked out exactly 6 and 6 📚🤗 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #survival The nomadic life can seem appealing but this book takes a hard look at the reality of a growing group of older adults in retirement years, who are living nomadically in vans/rvs and taking low paying seasonal type jobs to get by. No fixed address, no insurance.. and companies like Amazon taking advantage of them by hiring them into ‘slave labor‘ like job conditions in their warehouses. Insightful book - #reality

EmilyM I've been wondering if this is a book worth reading--I like nonfiction books about different ways of life. 3y
Samplergal I have this to read this week. 3y
Megabooks I started this, then I got really scared and put it down. 😱😱😱😱 You‘re doing great on the bingo too! 3y
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jb72 There‘s a whole YouTube community that talks about this issue. Many retirees and disabled people live in their cars, vans and small campers to get by in life. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Samplergal be prepared for some eye opening details! @EmilyM Not one I‘d call an ‘enjoyable‘ read, but illuminating for sure! (edited) 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Megabooks I agree some parts were quite scary to imagine. It gave me unease to imagine what if ... 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 yeah I think people would be surprised by just how many are living this way. The author speaks of it being millions if I recall. They have to “fly under the radar” a lot , so there‘s not a good census of how many! (edited) 3y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy I just downloaded it from the library. I‘d like to make time to read it. 3y
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Mmmmmmm this came in just in time for the weekend. The pictures are gorgeous in this book. Gonna bake some biscuits and drink some...

jb72 Oh I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. The photography in the book is on point! 3y
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Small Fry | Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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#nonfiction2019 #anotherpointofview an alternate peek into the life of Steve Jobs, this time through his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs , who wrote this memoir of her early life. Lisa‘s mother and Steve Jobs had separated before she was born, and it took years for Steve to accept Lisa as his child - he finally did but in a very distant and limited way than you would expect from a parent. This is an unusual story and it‘s well written and thoughtful.

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Boo has given his final approval of my book for #LMBPC #Round5 #groupQ - and he might just add his own comments inside too! #catsofLitsy #BooCat

Meaw_catlady Awww!! We should most certainly all photograph our cats with that book. I mean if we all have one! @mrsmarch @CindyRene 3y
Meaw_catlady boo is so pretty! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @meaw_catlady thanks! Given your Litsy name I‘m guessing you 😻 too! 3y
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Meaw_catlady @AnneFindsJoy yes I love cats! So cuddly and beautiful .😻 3y
CindyRene Aww! Boo is beautiful!! I do have a kitty. We'll have to add our selfies with our book this evening after a trip to the bookstore. TGif!! 3y
cathysaid Such a good book! 3y
MommyOfTwo Love your kitty, so pretty! 3y
IuliaC A wonderful book! 6mo
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#LMPBC #round5 #groupQ I‘m thinking one of these... Thoughts? Any read already or feel strongly for or against? I tried to include a mix with contemporary, historical fiction, chicklit, and children‘s. I tagged books in the comments. @mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady @CindyRene

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CindyRene I have not read any of these and all look interesting. No strong feeling against any. Looking forward to reading your pick! Thank you for asking 😊 3y
mrsmarch I‘m not sure I could read Angry Housewives...one of the character descriptions was a little too close to home. 😢 Sorry. The rest all sound interesting! 3y
mrsmarch @AnneFindsJoy @CindyRene @Meaw_catlady Do we want to have a theme for the reads or just share whichever most excites us? I like this collage approach too. 3y
AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch @CindyRene @Meaw_catlady I‘m fine with theme or random picks... I had seen Littens posting choices and got #excited #newbie 😂 3y
mrsmarch @AnneFindsJoy I didn‘t stay up in bed last night thinking of books 😂 3y
Meaw_catlady Ooh those all sound interesting to me! Besides the angry housewives. 3y
mrsmarch On additional reflection, this sounds interesting 3y
AnneFindsJoy @mrsmarch @Meaw_catlady @cindyrene sure let‘s go with this one, and I will use turquoise/teal pen 3y
Meaw_catlady Yay! That one looks super good! 3y
CindyRene Perfect! This looks good 💜 3y
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#nonfiction2019 #femaleauthor Celebrating my first Bingo in column I 🥳 This was an interesting exploration of shifts in parenting, and impacts on happiness. Yup, parenting is hard, damn hard! I laughed when the author wrote how children are now “economically useless, but emotionally priceless” to the family! LOL .... True d‘at!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Whoo Hoo! Good for you!! 3y
AnneFindsJoy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! Loving this challenge, and you know I‘m going to keep going until I fill the board 🤩📚🙌 ❤️nonfiction ❤️ 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AnneFindsJoy Yea! And good, because the year‘s still young!😉 3y
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jb72 Way to go! I‘m working on my first nonfiction book this year. (edited) 3y
AnneFindsJoy @jb72 ooh that looks good, I 💜 Reece 3y
jb72 @AnneFindsJoy I‘ve always thought she was a good actress. This book is pretty good so far. 3y
readinginthedark 🤣 What?! Parenting is hard? (Says the woman who literally did not go to bed last night because of a baby.) 3y
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I learned so much with this deeply researched and detailed book on The Great Famine of the 1840s. There were a lot of factors that created the perfect storm for a natural disaster(potato blight) to turn into an epic tragedy with millions of deaths. The political ideology/decisions of the British governance over Ireland exacerbated the devastation and led to much human suffering. #nonfiction2019 #politics

TrishB That last sentence probably sums up hundreds of years of history in relation to UK/Ireland, sadly 😔 3y
AnneFindsJoy @TrishB yeah, so true, sadly 😥 3y
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And THIS is what happens when I tell myself to keep to just ONE overflow TBR stack 🤣📚🤪 Starting tagged book today! One by one....

DivineDiana 😂 3y
AceOnRoam Haha, what an awesome stack! 3y
Erofan What a serious owl! 😍 3y
readinginthedark But it could be the fifty I have, so...perspective! 3y
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A Call for Revolution: A Vision for the Future | Dalai Lama, Sofia Stril-Rever
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#nonfiction2019 #amovement A message from Dalai Lama, written in 2017 for the youth of today, rallying for a revolution of compassion as the way foreword in the world! Quick read (120pgs), hopeful. There‘s a charter of universal responsibility at the end of the book that is really inspirational , I wrote it out for my teens!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds great, and perfect for the moment! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...and for a movement! 3y
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The Ruin | Dervla McTiernan
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Listened to this for #booked2019 #irishauthor This was a really solid debut, I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the setting of Galway, Ireland. This mystery was engaging from start to finish, and I‘m excited for book two! Audio narrator had a nice Irish accent and did well portraying the many different characters.

Cinfhen I‘m just learning to appreciate audiobooks ~ a GOOD narrator is a game changer 3y
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@Crazeedi #20kgiveaway This book is the one I most remember from my earliest reading! I would read it over and over and over! I had it memorized which country came next as I turned the page! I still have the book and it‘s falling apart but it‘s so special to me! Thanks for the trip down memory lane 📚❤️ and congrats on your Litsy milestone! ✨

Crazeedi How awesome that you still have this book! Thanks for sharing! 3y
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Sloth at the Zoom | Helaine Becker
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#fridaynightbookclub A sloths pace is just about right for my Friday night! Adorable illustrations, and a sweet message about slowing down to enjoy the little things!

JoScho This book looks adorable! Happy Reading 💛 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!! ❤️❤️ 3y
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