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BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage

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Knots And Crosses | Ian Rankin
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Despite being set in Edinburgh, Scotland Knots and Crosses is not a fun romp in the world of kilts and tartans. In fact, there‘s nary a Highlander about. It‘s not exactly a story you want to magically transport into. Instead it‘s a flawed MC trying to solve abductions of young girls in his city‘s underbelly.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#booked2020 #tartannoir
#mandmchallenge2020 #newseries

Cinfhen Rankin is meant to be a real gritty writer / props for reading dark 😘 14h
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen He‘s not as dark as Val McDermid, who is also a #tartan noir author. 3h
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What I‘ve been doing / reading lately ... do not love this narrator, though. #audiopuzzling

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What‘s a girl to do during impeachment proceedings? Read this Pod Save America co-founder‘s memoir, of course. Pfeiffer talks about his 6 years in the Obama White House and 2 campaigns. Pfeiffer strikes a pleasing balance between professional, political, and personal. And he‘s a decent narrator. Hope and change galore.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#nonfictionchallenge2020 #elections
#mandmchallenge2020 #audio

LauraJ Love the Pod Save America guys! 🖤 3d
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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1. Somehow Doughty finds moments of levity in heavy topics.
2. I was born in this world and I am not sure what you would like to read. 🌎 📚
3. I like watching winter sports more than doing them. Too damn cold. So does that mean I prefer summer? 🤷🏼‍♀️
4. @MicheleinPhilly you are so generous. @Andrew65 I admire how many group reads you organize. And every other Litten—I can‘t imagine reading with anyone but you!

#friyayintro

Andrew65 Thank you 😍, I love reading books along with other people. 4d
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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This one is for our early Feb IRL book group. I‘m so over committed to books and group / buddy reads right now. Can I finish it this weekend??

Redwritinghood You can do it! 💪🏻 4d
Readaholics How is it? I tried the audiobook, but it didn‘t work for me. Reading might be better 4d
Mrs_B I read the book title wrong from the picture. I thought it said “drive your plough over Olga”. 🤦‍♀️ think I need sleep! 4d
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Mrs_B But yes you can finish it!!! 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Readaholics I‘m not far enough in yet to judge. It is odd, as you found out. 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mrs_B ROFLMAO! And thanks ... we‘ll see ... 4d
DGRachel It‘s short, so I‘d say you can finish in the weekend. I loved it, but it is a slow start and yes, a bit odd. 4d
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I really enjoyed Wild, even though Strayed at 26 is a hot mess. She‘s also endearingly human and navigating relatable emotional and physical losses. Even if I can‘t imagine being lost and alone on the mostly isolated Pacific Crest Trail. It‘s also better now that all the hype has died down too. 🤪

Full review http:www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#readwithmrbook #onewordtitle
#mandmchallenge2020 #outdoors

MrBook Great review and choice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 7d
KBlackScan Loved this 6d
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I remember when I heard Hillbilly Elegy was a great explanation of the rise of the Tea Party and the conservative right in blue collar America. Then I read the book and found it wanting. I should have immediately picked up this book, because it‘s everything the other book wasn‘t. Social commentary done by a professional, but readable.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#nonfictionchallenge2020 #somethingabouteconomics

Sace I have avoided Hillbilly Elegy because it just strikes me as a book I don't want to read (don't know why), but I have this one sitting on a shelf. I should read it. I bought it right after the 2016 election and then didn't read it 🙄 1w
Crazeedi I may read this one, I have Appalachia in my background, and it's much more complex and misunderstood than people know. Parts of elegy were on the mark, but parts were not. 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Scochrane26 Thanks - even reading the posts about that book is interesting. 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Sace Give it a try. It‘s way more worth your time than Hillbilly Elegy. 7d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi it‘s a good book. But know, it‘s not about Appalachia. It‘s mostly about Southern Louisiana. 7d
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes I did see that, still many things may be similar in traditions, that's what I'm interested in learning!! 6d
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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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I‘ve been on a nonfiction tear lately. So now it‘s time for some epic fantasy and historical fiction. Need to balance the heavy stuff! On the left is my #milennialauthor pick for #booked2020. The right side is my oldest #ARC! #beatthebacklist

Cinfhen You, go Girl 💪🏼 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Haha, I‘m on it! 1w
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Lots of families have mysteries that get swept under the rug and never discussed. Not all families have a son who wants to pull that mystery out, dust it off, and solve it. All while recording the relevant conversations. That's My Lost Family in a nutshell. It's short, sweet (but not saccharine), and worth listening to.

If you like true-life family relationships, dysfunction, and even genealogy, give this short audio a try.

#thebibliophage2020

Mccall0113 I think I just might! 1w
Cinfhen Perfect review!! And in a 🥜 🙌🏻 1w
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Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻 1w
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I can‘t find a darn thing I want on Scribd right now. But I have plenty (!!) in my Audible Library. Pfeiffer is coming to my fav bookstore soon and I have tickets. Better listen to this first. Plus, it‘s an antidote to actual current events.

NovelGirl82 Pod Save America is my fave podcast!! I have this on my tbr, as well. 1w
Leftcoastzen Pod Save America is saving my sanity! 1w
Sward7 I read it last year... 1w
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MelissaSue81 I liked this a lot. It soothed my weary soul. (edited) 1w
Hooked_on_books What an awesome cover 😂 1w
cariashley This one‘s great! 1w
LeslieO Friend of the Pod! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeslieO 👊🏻 I don‘t listen all the time, but yes! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @cariashley @MelissaSue81 I‘m really enjoying it. Without realizing, I‘ve been stringing these Obama-era memoirs out over the current administration. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Sward7 So good, right? 1w
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The snow is coming down! So I‘m #audiopuzzling while I listen to an Audible Original called My Lost Family. I tagged another of the author‘s books b/c the AO story isn‘t in the database. #booked2020 #finishinaday

Cinfhen I listened to the audio / it was ok. Stay warm & safe indoors 🥰 1w
Cathythoughts The puzzle is really coming along 👍🏻❤️ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @cathythoughts Thanks! It‘s just a small one. I‘ll start a bigger one tomorrow. But I had to give myself a chance to get back in the zone! Haven‘t done puzzles since last winter. 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I liked it, but it was so short. I can‘t imagine going through what their family experienced. 1w
maleahrae I love #audiopuzzling!! ❤❤ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @maleahrae Me as well! I started a huge one after I did this little puzzle. 1w
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#thoughtfulthursday

1. Either returning to the gym after a cold and sinus infection, or the Lev Parnas interviews
2. Expecting some snow, so I put the puzzle table up!
3. The tagged book and Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Thanks for the tag @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! I‘m late to the game, so if you‘re seeing this, consider yourself tagged. 🤓

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 2w
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In Miracle Creek, author Angie Kim creates a whodunit with a side helping of the difficult realities of achieving the American Dream. Kim blends tragedy, kids with chronic illness, moms who will do anything to help them, teenage angst, and cultural pride. It‘s a delicate balancing act, and she does an admirable job.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#chronicillness #mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries

Reviewsbylola This one was fascinating to me. One of my children is autistic, and some of the parents in the book really pissed me off. 2w
Cathythoughts Great review! I agree she does an admirable job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola From what I found, one of her kids is special needs and they used HBOT. She knows this situation from the inside. 2w
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t realize that! Fascinating—I just looked up and read some articles. I know nothing about HBOT and if my child had actual medical conditions that could be helped by it, I would certainly give it a shot. My dismay with the parents in the book is that that represent real parents often found in the autism world. Those that treat autism as a disease to be cured. Being neuro divergent is not a bad thing. Don‘t get me wrong, my child receives ⬇️ 2w
Reviewsbylola therapies such as speech and OT to help with autism related delays that she has, but the idea that autism should be cured is something I will never agree with. This is just a personal sticking point with me, and nothing against the author as I think that her depictions were honest portrayals. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I agree about neuro diversity. Although my experience is more broad chronic illness, I think there‘s an ongoing debate about how much to treat anything like this. For example, Lyme disease. Some people take three antibiotic pills. Others spend tens of thousands of out-of-pocket dollars on treatments with varying degrees of evidence based research. It‘s a choice, except of course that not everyone has that much $ to expend. 1w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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1) eclectic, constant, and lifelong
2) Either my bed or couch and ANY time
3) Best is tagged (with an honorable mention to Know My Name). Worst is a small press / self pub book: Material Value
4) a couple recent followers - hello! @KatieDid927 @typhlax @rsteve388

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Crazeedi Lifelong, yes👍💝 2w
Eggs Love your responses ❣️ Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
typhlax 👋 2w
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Decided to start reading this #candidate #memoir, and then he dropped out of the race today. Hope it wasn‘t because I picked his book! #readthecandidates #nonfictionchallenge2020 #somethingaboutacandidate

TheBookHippie I do enjoy him. I heard him speak and talk about his grandma‘s influence on his life, it was really good. 2w
LauraJ Damn you, Barbara! 😹 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraJ IKR! I really like him! 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheBookHippie Nice! I think he still has a lot of work to do in the Senate. 2w
Peaceful_Reader I want to read this also. Pete‘s book was the best candidate book although I‘ve not read Bernie. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Peaceful_Reader I loved Pete‘s book also. The book by Bernie that I read was very much a campaign piece. Have already heard most of it. 2w
LauraJ @BarbaraTheBibliophage Agree. He‘s young and isn‘t going away anytime soon. 2w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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I love seeing young Sally on the cover, but I also wanted to share the back cover. Ms. Field is a wise woman, whose effort to learn to act in her 20s led her to Oscars and Emmys. Now she‘s written a book about her life, balancing poignant family stories with Hollywood truths. She‘s put the same effort into writing that she did into acting. 5 big stars!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#booked2020 #parentandchildmemoir

Cinfhen Great review, Barb! I have so much respect for Sally Fields as both actress and a female. This book was painfully honest & sincere. 2w
4thhouseontheleft So many Littens recommending this right now! Next time I am in the mood for a celebrity memoir I will look at picking it up! (edited) 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks. I feel the same! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Yes, I noticed I‘m not alone. And I do recommend the audio too. 2w
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Audiobook accompaniment to my holiday de-decorating today. I‘m trying hard to read not just #MountTBR books, but those from the #waybacklist. And this is long overdue. Hoping it also counts as #somethingabouteconomics for the #nonfictionchallenge2020.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great book, and I think it will definitely work for that. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yeah, it‘s really interesting and so far set in Louisiana bayou country. We are headed to NOLA next month, so it‘s a good perspective. And I‘m about 2 hours in—seems like a fit! 2w
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Well, I‘m probably the last person on Litsy to read this. Still early in the book, but it hasn‘t been as captivating as my other reads

But it fits for #onewordtitle — the #January prompt for #readwithMrBook. And I‘m also using it for the #outdoors prompt for the #mandmchallenge2020.

rubyslippersreads No, you‘re not the last. 😄 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rubyslippersreads At least we‘re aren‘t alone! 😌 2w
Scochrane26 It‘s a good book, hope you like it. 2w
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rachelk I liked it but there were mixed reviews in my book club. 2w
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage @rubyslippersreads I also haven‘t read this. 🙂 2w
Chrys It‘s on my tbr shelf, so I‘ll join the late to the party club 2w
MrBook Lol, I haven‘t read it yet. 🙈 (edited) 2w
Crazeedi On my tbr shelf too! 2w
ljuliel I have it but haven‘t yet read it either, so you‘re not last ! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @rachelk I‘ve heard mixed reviews also. But more positive! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chrys @MrBook @Crazeedi @ljuliel Okay, so, I‘m not the only one! 🤪😘👊🏻📚 2w
alysonwrites I‘m the other one who hasn‘t read it yet. 😅 Been on the fence about it. But I just got a free copy so I might finally give it a try this year! 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Well, gosh. That was over 50 years ago. I loved Amelia Bedelia, Harriett the Spy, Nancy Drew, Misty of Chincoteague.
2. Watergate
3. We prayed - that‘s it, just prayed. Not a remedy I‘d recommend using exclusively. I had a huge number of very long colds.
4. Hello @sharona671 and @ConnerCuriosity - welcome!

#friyayintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft

Bklover 1. All of them. Yes! My era! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Bklover Yay us!! ♥️🤪 3w
valeriegeary Amelia! Misty! I loved those too! 🙌❤️ 3w
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TheBookHippie Me too!!!! Watergate ugh 3w
TheAromaofBooks I reread the Misty books last year and was surprised at how much I still enjoyed them, especially Stormy! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @valeriegeary They are so classic! (Not sure what that makes us - classic? 🤪) 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheAromaofBooks Good to know! 👊🏻 2w
sharona671 Hi all! 1.The first book I read for fun was in 4th grade and it was Harry Potter that started it. 2. I can't recall anything significant in history that occured during my elementary years.... On Guam I would say the 8.2 magnitude earthquake. 3. The remedy for the common cold was our elders medicine "sirehanu" (chamorro doctors) and the medicine was called amot. Really hard to get it down but it would help getting out the congestion. Vicks as well 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sharona671 Thanks for playing along! And for your interesting answers, especially the elders medicine! 2w
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You think you know about recycling, but have you thought about manufacturing and materials innovations? This book does just that. It covers everyday, technical, and chemical aspects of sustainability and reduced waste. The writing, however, isn‘t the most readable for a non-engineer.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#booked2020 #liveandlearn #subjectmostlynewtoyou

Megabooks Interesting. For some reason, which is not entirely clear, I thought of the Netflix series Broken. Maybe because it‘s about, counterfeit/dangerous materials. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Have you watched that series? (Limited. Three episodes: makeup, vaping, and particleboard furniture.) 3w
Cathythoughts Good choice for this prompt. I‘m struggling to find a book for this one ... going to the bookshop today to have a look around for something....👍🏻😁 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Netflix keeps suggesting that series to me—maybe they know what I‘m reading! 😱 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Hope you see something. I noticed someone using a historical fiction novel for it. Which might give you more options! 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage with big data mining, I wouldn‘t be surprised at all! 3w
4thhouseontheleft Sounds really interesting! 3w
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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A lovely bouquet from our nephew and his wife. And my #bookofthemonth choices for January. Nothing better than fresh flowers and books to read. #bookmail #botm

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️📚 3w
lele1432 Beautiful flowers! And those are the books I got! 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful photo!! 3w
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MeganAnn Beautiful! ❤️💐 I got Things in Jars as well. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @lele1432 Thanks! Funny we placed the same exact order! 3w
lele1432 Yep lol! Some relevant nonfiction, a little magical folklore, throw in motel ghosts and it sounds like a good month! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @lele1432 My thoughts exactly! 3w
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Update since my last #bookreport:

Finished and reviewed: From Here to Eternity, Know My Name, Dream Work
Review coming soon : Material Value
In progress: Wild 📱 In Pieces 🎧 Miracle Creek 📚

I still need to confirm with my spreadsheet (not in the cloud) before I commit to prompts! #confusion #toomanychallenges 🤪

Cinfhen Ha!! I really loved Sally Fields memoir and I liked Miracle Creek a lot and of course I was blown away by 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It‘s been a good reading year so far. Except that author request book, Material Value. Not as easy a read ... 3w
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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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If I‘m going to read about death, let it be a book by Caitlin Doughty. Here, Doughty travels the world, investigating various death-related practices. It‘s part anthropology and part cultural commentary. Despite the world travels, Doughty seems most concerned that her readers view death as something normal, inevitable, and practically cherished. Great storytelling style and narration.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020

BarbaraTheBibliophage Could be used for #millennialauthor #booked2020, but I am sticking to my original plan. Also for #liveandlearn but I just read mother book I‘ll count for that instead. Am using for #nonfictionchallenge2020 #somethingyouregratefulfor because I‘m glad Doughty is putting this idea of a good death out there. 3w
Reviewsbylola I really want her to write a straightforward book about her everyday life as a mortuary director as a follow up to 3w
Reviewsbylola I also want her to annotate Jessica Mitford‘s legendary book 3w
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Velvetfur I've just read this via your email newsletter link, and came here so I could stack it! Sounds really good 😁 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I agree on both counts! I have this one too, but doubt he takes the same tone. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Velvetfur Thanks for checking out the review and for stacking! Hope you like it. ♥️📚👊🏻 3w
Reviewsbylola Ooooh just stacked that! I had a friend in high school whose father ran their family‘s funeral parlor. There were living quarters above one of the funeral homes so we would hang out there at night occasionally. Sooooo creepy. 3w
RedxoHearts I love her books and her YouTube channel. Always something interesting to learn from her 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola Omigosh ... that‘s a heckuva memory! I‘m curious to read the Confessions book now too. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @RedxoHearts I need to check out her YouTube! 3w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Started this one recently. I can tell I‘m going to put other books aside, since I have it in both audio and print. Glad I have the print copy—her writing is terrific and I want to note passages that especially move me. Double dipping my #readingchallenges too!

#parentandchildmemoir #booked2020
#celebrity #mandmchallenge2020

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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This one will stay with me for a long time. I can‘t stop talking about it, and about all the issues it brought up. It‘s well done, honest, vulnerable, fierce, and intense as all heck.

All my #nfornonfiction pals need to read this, because of the connections to Down Girl by Kate Manne. (If you other Littens loved either book, read the other too!)

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s on my to read list! I have 3, that are fairly new releases that I know will be tough, but important reads. Did you listen on audiobook or read? I heard she read it herself. 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I read the library book. Now I really want to read Catch and Kill and She Said. But it could be too disturbing ... 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Those are the other two on my list! Know My Name is on hold at the library...but I‘ve debated buying....even though I‘ve been trying to buy less and use the library more. (edited) 4w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘d buy it on a sale, but not full price. Just on principle, not a quality judgement. I went a little nuts with all the end of year deals. 😌 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I understand... I‘ve been know to read them from the library, and if I love it buy it when it goes on sale months or years later. It‘s one of those things only other book readers would understand.😉 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, exactly so. We get each other! 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I feel like I need a litsy postal markup just for these reads, or a book club, somewhere we can discuss them and vent. 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good idea! I‘d be up for something like that. 4w
marleed This is coming soon to a library loan for me! 4w
marleed @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thrift books I‘ve read through the library on a near weekly basis. It‘s so much fun and such a deal that I just call it my entertainment. And it‘s super easy for me to continue to donate a book I thrifted. It‘s so hard for me to let go of a full price book that now I only pay full price when I gave it a 5* thru the lib but must own now. 4w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @marleed When you read a lot, it‘s really the only way you can keep reading and not go broke. Kindle sales and library sales are great places to pick up books for me too. I wish they‘d invent a better ebook rental site.... like Netflix or GameFly but for ebooks. 4w
marleed @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love loaning ebooks from my library with Overdrive. I really do feel like it‘s an amazon free rental for 21 days. 4w
Jovy I listened to this on audio thru my library and you can hear her choking up at times. Such a tough read but really enlightening! 4w
4thhouseontheleft This is on my TBR for this year, but need to give some space after reading She Said. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @marleed What about Scribd? I think it‘s a really reasonable price for unlimited books? Of course, the library is still free and it supports the community. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Jovy I can imagine. It was hard to read in print, I think I‘d find it even more intense in her own voice. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I agree. We watched the new movie Bombshell recently, which wasn‘t nearly as intense as this book. But between the two, I may need a break before reading She Said. 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @marleed I have it on hold at my library now...they have the ebook and the wait time is (according to Libby) approximately 22 weeks. 🙈 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I still use Scribd... they have it on audiobook, it‘s apparently very popular though because I can‘t borrow it until next month. They say unlimited, but it‘s usually more like 2 audiobooks a month and then you‘re cut off until the next month rolls around. They are better about ebooks though, they just don‘t have her‘s in ebook form. 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @marleed I was shocked to see this on the New Books shelf when I was picking up a hold. With wait times like that, I figured I should grab it up! 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think they‘re stingier with new audiobooks. Backlist stuff is still available even when the newer stuff is cut off. And you‘re right, the ebooks are more plentiful. 3w
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Congrats to our final quarter winner for #Booked2019 @nelehelen 🎉🎉🎉Over 2000 books were read this year by more than 250 Littens!!!!! We truly enjoyed seeing all of your posts and creative ideas, not to mention all the amazing book choices 🙌🏻💕📚We‘re so excited to host #Booked2020❣️❣️❣️It‘s not too late to join us @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen
Here‘s the sign up link 👇🏼

https://tinyurl.com/y62p9fxs

wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 4w
emilyhaldi Wow 250 participants?! Amazing 👏🏻 4w
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Kimberlone I just signed up for this year! The prompts sound so fun! 4w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent!!! 👌🏽 4w
Sace Woo hoo! Congrats! 4w
MissAimz_55 I want to make sure I understand. We do a wrap up post at the end of each quarter and that counts as an entry? Do we have to finish every prompt for that quarter?? Thanks!! 4w
Avanders 🥳♥️🥳 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MissAimz_55 Hi - every completed book is a separate entry. We will collect the entries from wrap up posts, not individual reviews. (Although still tag us in your various posts about your book choices. We love to cheer you on!) You do *not* have to finish all the prompts for a quarter to enter the giveaway. Hope this helps! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kimberlone That‘s terrific! Thanks for joining in. 📚♥️👊🏻 4w
nelehelen Thank you guys soooo much!!!! So unexpected and so happy!!! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @nelehelen You‘re welcome! I hope you post a picture of what you buy with the giveaway $$. 😘 3w
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Parts of this were captivating, and other parts just didn‘t connect for me. That‘s the nature of memoir—reading something about a life other than your own. The parts I didn‘t love were the critical theory aspects, but perhaps I just don‘t have the background to appreciate them. Or maybe I just found them pretentious. I‘d give it not quite a full Pick but more than just So-so.

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Wrapped up a bunch of books right at year end. Starting fresh with these reads in 2020!

#newyearnewbooks
#newyearsreads
#startingfresh

LiteraryinLititz Happy start of 2020! I really was captivated by the ARC I read of Miracle Creek. I hope you enjoy it! 4w
BookishMarginalia I loved Miracle Creek too, @LiteraryinLititz 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiteraryinLititz @BookishMarginalia I was hoping for a captivating read and the #Litsylove is strong for this one! 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
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nelehelen Happy new year! Miracle creek is on my list too! Can‘t wait to read it 4w
Cathythoughts I loved Miracle Creek ❤️👍🏻 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @nelehelen @Cathythoughts I am really loving it so far! 3w
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Dream Work | Mary Oliver
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Nothing is quite like starting the year with Mary Oliver‘s poetry. She is lyrical, hard-hitting, tied deeply into nature, and like no other poet.

#thebibliophage2020
#litsylovespoetry
#maryoliver

Lindy 💜Mary Oliver💜 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lindy I know! She is so f‘ing fabulous. 💙💙 4w
kspenmoll Just love her work- Cape Cod‘s natural world! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Yes, she is amazing. 3w
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Late Breaking Update!!! I *finally* went in and made all the necessary changes to the Goodreads Group for this challenge. Feel free to head over there and discuss, whenever the Litsy format isn‘t quite enough. I‘m sorry for taking so long to set it up. #booked2020

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/377896-booked2020-a-litsy-seasonal-reading-...

Cinfhen You‘re the BEST!!!!!!! Happy New Year 🥂🎉💕 4w
andrew61 Thanks, i didn't know there was a GR group. 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @andrew61 You‘re welcome! 4w
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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Bradley strikes a balance between intense description, action, and character-driven narratives. The combination worked for me. I felt connected to all the main characters, and that I knew enough about the most important minor ones as well. Never did I feel bogged down in descriptions of place, although sometimes her expositions of religious conflict grew tedious. But it‘s LONG!

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PatriciaU I read this years ago...now I want to re-read! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I had this book sitting on my shelf for about 2 decades and never read it. Before my last move, it got culled. I don‘t regret that but I‘m glad you enjoyed it! It is definitely long! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @PatriciaU I thought maybe I‘d read this before, but now I‘m less sure. Either way, it‘s good. (edited) 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hooked_on_books Sometimes it‘s just not meant to be ... 😎 1mo
Suet624 @PatriciaU same here. I loved this book when I read it and I still remember some of the events vividly. It keeps tugging on me to reread it. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Suet624 @PatriciaU I see a buddy read in your future! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘ve been meaning to reread this for years! But I‘m worried what I know now about the author will ruin her books for me on 2nd reading. 3w
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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope | Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
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Oh boy ... too many good choices this month! I‘m a huge Nicholas Kristof fan, so this was a no-brainer. St. James last book was yummy and this one looks creeptastic! And I‘m a sucker for gory gothic, Victorian mystery. #botm #iregretnothing

Chrissyreadit How does it let you add on current picks? I can only add on past choices. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chrissyreadit Dunno exactly. The current month picks are at the top of the page, and I‘ve always been able to add them. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
PSreads73 I think you actually have to add one from current month. 3w
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Dream Work | Mary Oliver
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Finished:
The Mists of Avalon (51 hours | 888 pages) - took me ALL month
The Argonauts (5 hours) done in a day!

In progress:
Dream Work: delicious poetry
From Here to Eternity: the world needs more Caitlin Doughty
Know My Name: not just insights into post assault life, but a whole generation

#progressreport
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 great week!!!55 hours is just another whole level 🙌🏻💕 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks—It was a behemoth of a chunkster! Posted review on blog today, and will add it soon here. 1mo
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It‘s time for my fall wrap-up. I was a #rebelreader and chose books out of their season and order. So by the beginning of October, I only had two left to finish. I read the #comicorgraphicnovel prompt. Then I realized that a book I read in February worked for #soldiersstory. So, that‘s my story and I‘m sticking to it!

Thanks to my lovely co-hosts and all you participants for a great #booked2019 challenge year! 😘😘

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 well done my favorite #RebelReader 🙌🏻😁 1mo
4thhouseontheleft 🥰😘 1mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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I‘m nearly at the end of a busy holiday entertaining schedule. I feel like I‘ve barely been here, Littens. But ... soon life will slow down and return to “normal.” These are “baked eggs with feta and spinach.” I spend about an hour creating them, and my family polishes them off in about ten minutes! I picked a short book to accompany my day. #audiocooking #theargonauts #thoughtprovoking #essays #memoir

Cathythoughts They look good !! I hear you ... all the time cooking & then demolished in a few minutes. 😳😆means it was delicious though 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts Thanks! I am stunned—there are a few pieces left for me to enjoy. 👏🏻 🥚 1mo
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Seriously, they should pay ME for making recipes. Every time I tell another thousand people how good these gluten-free cookies (and other recipes) are. Yummity yum yum! Left to Right: chocolate crinkles, sugar, gingersnaps, pecan bars.

#christmascookies #glutenfreeelf

DGRachel Ooh, I love a good sugar cookie! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DGRachel Thanks—These are so good. How are you feeling? 1mo
DGRachel Like death warmed over, but it will pass. I‘m starting to feel hungry, which is a good sign. I was hardly able to eat anything all day because of the nausea. I think the Yaupon peppermint tea helped. I think I‘m going to try to read a little before bed. Thanks for asking! 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @DGRachel Glad to hear. At least you can read again. Take the eating part slowly ... hopefully it‘ll improve soon! 1mo
Gezemice Great cookies! I am always trying to do gluten free, too, but not always have the energy... this looks amazing! 1mo
Megabooks Pecan bars!!!! 1mo
Cinfhen OMG!!! They all look amazing!!!!!!!!! Happy Holidays, dear friend ❤️💚❤️💚 1mo
BarbaraBB Looking amazing. You should exchange recipes with @Liz_M 😀👍🏼😘 1mo
Kalalalatja Yum! 1mo
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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The books published in the last decade that I most regret not reading. I *should* put every one into my January TBR, right? Just FYI, the one in the top left corner is a friend‘s memoir and I‘m just horrible for not reading it yet! #regretsedition #top10oftheDecade

jessinikkip I have The Help marked to be read in 2020 as well. 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have almost all of these on my to-read list too... looks like a buddy read challenge for 2020 to me! 😂🤪 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jessinikkip Glad I‘m not the only one who still hasn‘t read it! 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! Between your list of regrets and mine, I‘d say we have a year of buddy reads. Once we get through tomorrow, let‘s email and make our plan! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! Between your list of regrets and mine, I‘d say we have a year of buddy reads. Once we get through tomorrow, let‘s email and make our plan! 1mo
jessinikkip Let me know if you guys put The Help in the plan, I would join in, if its ok? @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @jessinikkip Sure—that sounds good! 1mo
ReadingEnvy Evicted is astounding. The Help is a little too white savior for my tastes. 1mo
marleed I‘m awaiting my library copy of Just Mercy. I want to read it before seeing the film. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I can say Evicted and Just Mercy are both extraordinary books and you should definitely read them soon! Also THUG is great. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ReadingEnvy Good to know—thanks. I‘ve seen both comments in reviews. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hooked_on_books They really are at the top of my 2020 list! 1mo
Pricel101 Just Mercy is on my #Newyearwhodis read with @AnneCecilie can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Pricel101 Nice! Hope we both get a lot out of it—I hesitate to say enjoy. 1mo
HOTPock3tt I haven‘t read “The hate you give” either! And I really want to! I loved “On the come up” by Angie Thomas. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt I have just heard so many good things about both! 4w
HOTPock3tt @BarbaraTheBibliophage I was shocked that she was able to present a very important topic, yet keep the book readable and fun! ☺️ 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt That IS a skill and talent! 4w
HOTPock3tt @BarbaraTheBibliophage It really is!! 🤗 and that made “On The Come Up” one of my fave books of the year!! ♥️ 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @HOTPock3tt Nice—I need to pick mine! So many good options! 4w
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All Join in | Quentin Blake
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Another holiday week is upon us. Sometimes that‘s more difficult than joyful. Thanks to @4thhouseontheleft we have a safe space to #joinin and share if you need a listening ear. One rule: Be Kind

OwenBanner Awww.. This is an amazing community 1mo
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Darcey Steinke presents her perspective on various aspects of menopause. It‘s one woman‘s experience, and thus, a memoir. And yet, it‘s so much more. There‘s science, social / cultural commentary, and some thoughts on medical methods. But if you‘re looking for a “how-to make menopause easy book,” this isn‘t directly it. Still, I came away feeling empowered. 4.5 stars

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#goodreadsgiveaway

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1. An amazing, densely intense read.
2. Under a fuzzy throw on the couch
3. Bit off more than I can chew ... as usual ... 🤪
4. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️

#friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads ♥️♥️

LauraJ Agreed! We just discussed Down Girl at my book club this week. I believe Manne is working on a more accessible version of the book for the masses. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraJ Nice! I‘d like my book club to discuss also. And a revised version sounds great! 1mo
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Procrastinating my present wrapping with this absorbing memoir. 💔💔

BridgetteM I want to read this one! I really admire her courage. 1mo
Hooked_on_books It‘s so good. I really admire her courage. 1mo
MyNamesParadise I got to page 114 before I had to return it to the library but I got back on the holds list for it. It was finally starting to pick up when I had to return it. 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @BridgetteM It‘s gooood! So far, of course ... 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hooked_on_books Yes, she‘s really been through it. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MyNamesParadise Oh no! I found it on the shelf at one of our smaller branches ... couldn‘t believe it. 1mo
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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If you‘re joining the #mandmchallenge2020, and looking for some new (to you) mystery suggestions, here‘s a fun list from @bookriot . It even includes one memoir! (Great minds, and all that ...) #memoirsmysteries

https://bookriot.com/2019/12/19/mystery-book-recs-based-on-films-tv-shows

Crazeedi Thanks for link! I think I'm in for this, possibly, lol. I may bite off more than I can chew with challenges! 1mo
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Between a pick and a so-so for me. In under 300 pages, Phillips introduces many characters. Some are central to the plot of two missing girls, others are only adjacent. But how and if they connect only comes clear in the last chapter or two. I wanted more of some characters, but recognize the story telling purpose. The complex structure added to the overall melancholy tone of this one.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

Suet624 Bummer. I really liked this one. I‘m not sure I would have enjoyed the audio version because I needed to check back on older storylines. I understand your issue with wanting to continue with a character though. 1mo
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB loved this one too @Suet624 1mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. The Mists of Avalon & Flash Count Diary
2. The Angel & the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell The Changed the Course of Medicine by Donna Jackson Nakazawa (pub 1/2020)
3. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Megabooks My sea maiden is purple, and it‘s good! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Glad to know you liked it! The Kindle version is blue! 😎 1mo
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A lot of this book is making me feel alternately🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️but this quote really struck me as particularly transcendent. May we all be overtaken by beauty.

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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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I‘ve been so busy! 🎄 I feel like I‘ve hardly had a chance to read. So multitasking it is! Listened to Disappearing while I was making soup and weight training. Read Mists on the elliptical. At least I finished one (the former)! Review coming as soon as I find time to write ...

BarbaraTheBibliophage Soup recipe: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cheddar-corn-potato-chowder/ Although it calls for an immersion blender, it would be just as good without. Just chop the vegetables smaller and leave the potatoes at cube sized. 1mo
CoffeeAndABook Thanks for the recipe. Looks delish & easy enough so that I might actually consider making it!! 😋 1mo
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Giving this one a go ... next to my grandmother‘s tennis trophy from 1929!

LauraJ Love the trophy! Looking forward to your review. 2mo
HOTPock3tt Cool trophy!! 😎 2mo
Megabooks Wow! That‘s awesome! 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks @HOTPock3tt @LauraJ Thanks - Mr B just thinks it‘s weird. I love it! 🥰 2mo
BookNAround Fantastic trophy! 2mo
LeahBergen And she was a Barbara, too! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeahBergen Eagle eyes! Yes, I am her namesake - first middle and last names. ♥️ 2mo
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Donna Jackson Nakazawa is a favorite nonfiction author of mine. This is her latest, and publishes in January 2020. It introduces a component of our brains called microglia to the general public. Studying microglia proves that brain, mind, and body are intimately tied together. Nakazawa is a journalist / patient who writes for patients. She‘s the advocate you‘ve always wanted. ⬇️

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#thebibliophage2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Read this if you like learning more about how your body, especially your brain, works. You‘ll see how the science of microglia is already changing what we know about our brains. Definitely recommended for people with neurological, autoimmune, and mental health conditions of all kinds (and the people in their lives). 2mo
The_Real_Nani I love the cover! 2mo
The_Real_Nani And I‘m definitely add this to my stack. Ever since I got my cochlear implant, I‘ve been in awe of my brain. LOL 2mo
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ShyBookOwl @The_Real_Nani admittedly, I don't know a lot about cochlear implants, but the little I have read has also blown my mind! I hope you're happy with it 😊 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @The_Real_Nani I hope you find it as fascinating as I did. I‘d love to hear more about your cochlear implant. I have Ménière‘s disease and have been losing my hearing for six years. 2mo
Chab256 @BarbaraTheBibliophage Interesting as I have autoimmune diseases... 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Chab256 I do too. You‘ve gotta give this a go! 2mo
kspenmoll Great review! Thank you for bringing this book to my/others attention! 2mo
Mdargusch Wow! Sounds fascinating. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll Thank you! And thanks for commenting on the blog post. ♥️ It really is a great book. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mdargusch It is—and so readable! 2mo
Crazeedi Thanks for this post! I definitely want to read this one!! 2mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage I too have hearing loss from tumor around 5th cranial nerve in inner ear and repeated infections that destroyed my bone structure. I empathize with all who have this disability 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Yowza. That sounds rough too. You and @ShyBookOwl might be interested in this book on my Kindle shelf. I‘m anxious to get to it. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @BarbaraTheBibliophage oh thank you! Stacked. Sounds really interesting 2mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you for the info, I'm definitely going to look for this one! 2mo
The_Real_Nani @BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m happy to chat about it anytime! 2mo
The_Real_Nani @ShyBookOwl it‘s amazing! Very happy with it. :) 2mo
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Decades: A Century of Fashion | Cameron Silver, Rebecca DiLiberto
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Inspired by @Cinfhen — I started thinking about audiobooks that were spectacular in the 2010s. Here‘s my list of books where the narration enhanced the book, and just plain blew me away. All released in audio in the last decade (even though the Bradbury was published in print earlier). Anyone want to join me??

#audiobookedition #top10ofthedecade

Cinfhen Love This!!!! I‘ve only just started listening but I‘ll try to add my picks!!!! 2mo
Scochrane26 I will post my list when I have some time to think about it. I agree w/ Trevor Noah & As you Wish—both would be on my list. 2mo
Deifio Trevor Noah was good! Didn't read or listen ro the others. What did you like about the Princess Bride one? 2mo
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4thhouseontheleft As You Wish would be at the top of my list if I did an audiobook edition! @Deifio Cary Elwes is the narrator and author, and he is so funny and fantastic. Plus, almost all the actors from the movie make an appearance on the audiobook. 2mo
CarolynM I loved Alan Cumming's book ❤️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Yes, let us know. People who want to listen more are always asking “what‘s good?” so lists like this are great! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Scochrane26 Feel free to give me a tag—I‘d like to see what your choices are! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Deifio I agree with @4thhouseontheleft — it was the narrator, Cary Elwes. But they also have moments with many of the cast members, and that‘s priceless. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @CarolynM Broke my heart into a zillion pieces ... he is so good at storytelling and narrating. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great idea! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looking forward to your list! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I already did my fiction and nonfiction...this is a great way to add some more books! 😂 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I saw those—but maybe didn‘t comment. I‘ve been struggling with the Litsy app and haven‘t been on as much lately. I get a 3-post feed and then *nothing* ... it‘s being discussed in the FB group but I haven‘t seen any change. Plus, all the holiday busy ... 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I remember you commenting on the NF one, we read so many good ones... it was really hard to pick just 10! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage And I understand, it‘s been crazy busy here too lately. I had that trouble with litsy, then I deleted the whole app and redownloaded it, and logged back in...it seems better since then. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Cinfhen How many hours was 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage The chapter about the filming of the Miracle Max scenes will still set me off laughing just thinking about it! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It‘s 42 hours 59 minutes, but I was captivated. Here‘s my review: http://thebibliophage.com/book-review-shantaram-gregory-david-roberts/ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Right, I did say something about your great NF list! I‘ll have to do that stuff with the app. Sigh. (But hey, it‘s ad free and costs 0, so I shouldn‘t b*tch!) 2mo
Cinfhen OMG!!!! No way could I handle that! And just an FYI, I‘m pretty sure if you implemented the mute hashtag feature - it‘s the cause of the slow scroll and all the Litsy issues. Apparently certain hashtags are trending so heavily that there literally isn‘t any content for you to see and it‘s not refreshing your feed as often because most posts have that hashtag 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Hahaha. You‘re an audio lightweight! 😘😘🤪🤪 Your suggestion about the muring makes sense. I thought it only worked on the web site not the app, though. I‘ll unmute and see what happens! 2mo
Cinfhen Let me know, im pretty sure that‘s the issue but I could be wrong. Now im trying to decide To Mute or Not to Mute 🤐 😝 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage Unfortunately I think there is a glitch with the muting feature and that is what is causing the problems. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen I unmuted everything and now my feed is back to normal. I‘d say that‘s a vote for the glitch ... 😝 2mo
Lindy Smoke Gets in your Eyes is so good! ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lindy Yes! I can‘t wait to read her other two books! 1mo
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Decades: A Century of Fashion | Cameron Silver, Rebecca DiLiberto
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At the beginning of this decade, I wasn‘t reading much nonfiction. Now it‘s about ½ of what I read! So, it was ridiculously hard to pick the #top10ofthedecade. These are those that affected me the most. But I might change my mind tomorrow! And, yes, that one in the bottom right is the one I self-published five years ago. That definitely affected me ... ?

#nonfictionedition @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 you need a blue author check by your name 💙 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve only read 2 of your choices 🙈NEED to add some titles to my upcoming 2020 reads!!!!! 2mo
Mdargusch So many books on your list I‘m not familiar with! Thanks for so many great new titles to check out! 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I never even thought of getting that check, since I‘m really here as a reader, not author. Maybe I should ... 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Mdargusch @Cinfhen I definitely spent this decade reading a lot about illness and pain, since it reflected my own experience. I‘ve also loved so many books other folks have picked for their lists. But it is fun to put some different suggestions out there. If I was going to be the #rebel once more, I‘d add an 11th (audiobook, please) choice. 2mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! Trevor wins my audiobook listen of the decade!!!!!! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great List! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘m working on an #audiobookedition of the best of ... Trevor is at the top! 2mo
Lindy Great list! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lindy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I‘m screen grabbing like crazy with all these best of lists! 1mo
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