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Howard_L
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This is great so far and an enjoyable, informative read written in a relatable, non-scholarly voice. #NFNov #NonfictionNovember

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Howard_L
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I borrowed this from our public library and love the fact that someone was compelled to correct the spelling of Anahuac. Great read btw.

ljuliel One of my favorites. 😊 1w
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Pickpick

“In fact it was nine billionaires...possessed as much wealth as the bottom half of humanity (3.6 billion people)”
“Somehow in being efficient and being clever and being productive, people thought they had the license to just stop thinking about the human beings and the well-being of everybody else in the system”
“The young and the helped, mostly black and brown, repeatedly dance for their donors”
“Generosity is not a substitute for justice”.

SamAnne An illuminating book for sure. 2w
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Pickpick

I read this as a stepping stone to Montaigne. I hesitated to jump right into the essays of a 16th century French nobleman and Renaissance philosopher. This inspires me to read on and points to several translations, biographies, and monographs. It was also my introduction to Michael Perry, a talented and funny writer, who humorously evaluates his life through Montaigne‘s essays.

Lcsmcat Sounds interesting. Stacked. 3w
BookNAround I love his other books but I‘m on the fence whether I want to read this one or not. 3w
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Mehso-so

A solid work on the conception of the ghetto from it‘s ancient origins through WWII to the present, particularly focused on how it relates to the plight and status of African Americans as seen through the work and writings of a handful of notable social scientists. My interest waned somewhat about halfway but I plodded through.

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Howard_L
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Pickpick

A thoroughly enjoyable review of hundreds of opening lines, or paragraphs, from novels of fiction. It was fun to read this over time for a short while each day. It‘s given me much to add to my TBR list!

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Howard_L
The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Hoping this is as good as the reviews claim...

Kaila-ann It wasn‘t earth shattering but it was fast paced and enjoyable (in my opinion). 2mo
Howard_L @Kaila-ann Yes, I agree. it wasn't great but a solid 'pretty good“. 2mo
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Mehso-so

Less of a book than a critical essay at just under one hundred pages. I‘m a Hiaasen fan and even agree with his criticisms of Disney‘s greed and overly sanitized experiences as well as it‘s detrimental effect on the environment in general and the state of Florida in particular. However, I missed the biting humor and character development through which he usually makes his case. Give me Skink anytime.

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Howard_L
Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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In browsing various online reading lists, I saw this on President Obama‘s and knowing it was one of the top 100 on the Great American Read, decided to check it out. I‘m glad I did.

BookieBiker Ooooh we have similar reading tastes- looking forward to finding new reads based on your posts! 3mo
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Howard_L
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Good Morning! Nice to see what Overdrive delivered from the library overnight.

erzascarletbookgasm One of my favourite AC. The BBC adaptation is good too. 👍 3mo
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Buechersuechtling The slogan of the ALA is definitely true. I know, I got one since the age of five, I‘d say. I wasn‘t able to read yet but all the audio dramas they had. 😍 I very well remember to have bagged my father every second weekend to go with me to the library with me so that I could get new ear-feed. 3mo
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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. -John Rogers

RamsFan1963 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 🤣 I sadly know way too many people like that. 3mo
CarolynM Funny, but probably true😂 3mo
BookieBiker It took this 40-something year old a few weeks to get through The Fountainhead. I have Atlas Shrugged (and Lord of the Rings, incidentally) on my shelf unread 😳. Perhaps I should get them read. 3mo
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Howard_L
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The best, so far, of my #readthecandidates.

MelissaSue81 It was my favorite too. 2mo
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I was surprised to like this as much as I did. I suppose that‘s why it has endured as a classic. Normally nothing about a 19th century family of five daughters seeking husbands would entice me to read but I‘m glad I finally did. Austen‘s writing is beautiful and requires focus due to all the dependent clauses and circuitous phrasing of the era. Overall, well worth the time.

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This was a fun read. The plot was engaging and fast paced and I rooted for Wade and his friends to complete their virtual quest and the culminating battle. I‘m not a gamer and I appreciated the 80‘s references to games and music and computers. Younger readers will identify with it even more. I look forward to seeing the movie.

starlight97 The movie is so different ☹️ 3mo
Scochrane26 I liked the movie, but it‘s very loosely based on the book. 3mo
Ruthiella I agree. This book was a lot of fun!😀 3mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I try to always keep a hard copy of a book on my school bus for downtime spent waiting. Pride and Prejudice is a title I‘d put off reading for ages but it isn‘t at all what I expected, it‘s witty and fun. Now I have to resist the urge to download a copy onto my Kindle to read it more quickly.

Scochrane26 It should be free on kindle. I got all of Austen for free. 3mo
Howard_L @Scochrane26 Thanks! It is.
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MrBook Niiiice! This might be my favorite Shakespeare play. 4mo
Howard_L @MrBook Glad to hear that. I enjoyed Hamlet in this format and wasn‘t sure which to try next 4mo
readinginthedark Macbeth is so good! Although Hamlet will probably always be my favorite. If you haven't seen it, there's a great #ShakespeareReadalong group that's working their way through the plays, hosted by @GingerAntics and @merelybookish I used to be one of the hosts but haven't been able to for a while. But it's so fun to read and discuss the plays together! 4mo
Howard_L @readinginthedark thank you, I haven‘t seen it but will have to take a look. That sounds fun if I have the time! 4mo
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Howard_L
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I‘m looking forward to reading this over the weekend. It arrived unexpectedly as an Overdrive download since I had it on hold in one of my digital libraries.

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 4mo
tpixie Welcome! Happy Reading 📖 🥳📚♥️ 4mo
overtheedge Hi Howard ...Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
MrBook Can‘t wait to read this one! 4mo
readinginthedark I'm curious about this one! I loved Voracious (different author but also about books and food), so this is right up my alley! 4mo
SW-T Sounds really interesting! Welcome to Litsy 😊 4mo
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Howard_L
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This is a beautiful book. It is now one of my favorites. It‘s the story of a Russian Count, a gentleman (“It is not the business of gentlemen to have occupations”) who lives under house arrest in the Metropol Hotel and befriends a young girl as well as the hotel staff. It‘s a story of perseverance and love and making the best of circumstances. It‘s charming and funny and told with a simple elegance much like the Count himself.

walryan5 Rate this book from one to ten please Howard. Ha e you ever read Scott Turow? 4mo
Howard_L 8. Yes, I like Scott Turow 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig I put Gentleman on my All Time Favorites List. It's perfection. 4mo
DrexEdit Love this book! 😊 4mo
Louise Great book! 👍 4mo
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Panpan

I had very much looked forward to this book but was disappointed and didn‘t find it funny. I can see how some would but I didn‘t. I didn‘t like the diary format and, with a few exceptions, such as, “The Book Thief”, usually don‘t. The main character seemed rather flat and wasn‘t particularly likable, not unlikable, just not likable. Maybe a future attempt at the book would produce a different result but for now there is too much more to read.

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Wow. What a read. A family‘s history in the violent and brutal Dominican Republic of strongman dictator, General Rafael Trujillo. They escape the curse of their family and the DR only to be drawn back into both. It is raw and painful as well as achingly beautiful. I enjoyed Diaz‘ conversational style and his slip into Dominican slang. I highly recommend!

Howard_L I have to admit that all of Tolkien references escaped me as I‘ve never read Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit. Maybe one day but fantasy just isn‘t my thing. Magical realism I enjoy but that‘s as close as I get. I did read The Lightning Thief just because I had it and enjoyed it well enough. I plan to try CS Lewis soon... 4mo
Rissreads This book is on my tbr shelf, I must get to it! 4mo
Bklover Hope you are enjoying Litsy! 4mo
DrexEdit This went straight on my list of all - time favorites when I read it. So good!! 💜 4mo
AlaMich I listened to the audio version, which was terrific! 3mo
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Bailedbailed

The title sucked me in. The juxtaposition of Zen and motorcycle maintenance was intriguing. There ended my enjoyment of this book. The author‘s psychosis and descent toward insanity was miserable. His pompous theory of everything was painful. I quit reading books that I disdain much sooner and more easily than I once did (Ayn Rand). Apparently some people (and folks) enjoyed this. May God, or the higher power of their choosing, bless them.

Aims42 Right there with ya on this 👍🏻 5mo
BethM Welcome to the family! @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
KathyWheeler I started reading it in the 1980s and never finished it. I think I know why now. 4mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins You know, this book holds the world record for being the most-often rejected best seller 😅 Pirsig copped 121 rejections before he sold it. So, it sounds like you weren't alone in your thoughts on this one! 😜 ❤ 4mo
Howard_L That makes me like it just a little bit more!!! 4mo
Megabooks I bailed on this as well! 4mo
Bookwomble I really liked this book, and its follow up, Lila 🙂 4mo
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A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

He was a man of black and white. And she was color. All the color he had.

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
Maria514626 Welcome to Litsy! Love that quote and the book! 4mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻📚 4mo
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JeannieReads I loved this book so much! 4mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 4mo
Sapphire My favorite of his titles. Love that description/quote 4mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉👍🏽 4mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 4mo
Howard_L @Nute thank you! 4mo
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