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Magic_Kiwi

Joined June 2017

A reader will live a thousand lives
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Health Psychology by Leslie D. Frazier
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1984 by George Orwell
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Warcross by Marie Lu
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Health Psychology | Leslie D. Frazier
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I hope soon to begin reading for pleasure again. These last few months I‘ve been focusing on school and my overall health. Hoping to get back in the swing of things. It‘s hard being one person with so many obligations/interests 😅

rjsthumbelina Ugh, same! Grad school plus full time work and part time job is killing me lately! Also, can we talk for a second about how HORRIBLE loose leaf textbooks are? I can't stand them 2y
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1984 | George Orwell

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” 🧘🏻‍♀️

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1984 | George Orwell

“It might be true that the average human being was better off now than they had been before the revolution. The only evidence to the contrary was the mute protest in your own bones, the instinctive feeling of that the conditions you lived in where intolerable and that at some other time they must have been different.”✍🏻

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1984 | George Orwell

“The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. And since the party is in full control of all records and in equally full control of the minds of its members, it follows that the past is whatever the party chooses to make it.” 👥🧠

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️.5/5
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This is my first complete book of the year that I read for my climate change program!
I really enjoyed it and hope by the end of this week I can write a full review on my wordpress, which I will then link on this post.
I‘m busy getting back on my feet and college really wants to take me out so here is a sad picture of the book + college life. Sorry folks college is not an esthetic 🤷🏻‍♀️❤️👌🏻

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler

“Throughout my life I have been told I snore so loud that sounds like I am dying or choking. I come from a family of snorers and we all used to record each other to show each other the damning evidence. I am convinced my body is trying to gently strangle me to death.”😂

laurenbescoby 😂 my partner was so sure he didn't snore, until I recorded him one night and played it back! He was so shocked 😂 2y
cherinium @miralunasbooknook On the flip side of your comment, everyone I have ever been around while sleeping snores badly. The first night sleeping with my husband, I was certain he had died--he didn't make a sound, and he didn't move. I literally stared at him, astounded, checking to be sure he was breathing. It took me a LONG time to get used to sleeping with a silent partner. 😊 He, on the other hand, had a hard time adjusting to my lack of silence. 😴 2y
Magic_Kiwi @miralunasbooknook @cherinium I come from a long line of snorers as well. I‘m the only one in the family that sleeps like the dead; no movement or sound. 😂 2y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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This book has been really slow for me.
But just the into into this next chapter makes me feel like I‘ll enjoy this chapter.
Amy and me are one on this ☝🏻

BookishMe She's so relatable! Simply LOVE her 2y
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“... some climate models -worldwide, there are about 15 major ones in operation- predict that the perennial sea-ice Cover in the arctic will disappear entirely by the year 2080. At that point, although there would continue to be seasonal ice that forms in the winter, in summer the Arctic Ocean would be completely ice free.

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler

“I think we should stop asking people in their 20s what they “want to do” and start asking them what they don‘t want to do. Instead of asking students to “declare their major” we should ask students to “list what they will do anything to avoid.” It just makes a lot more sense.”🌚🌪

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler

“A book has a cover. They call it a jacket and that jacket keeps the inside warm so that the words stay Permanent and everyone can read your genius thoughts over and over again for years to come.” 🌷

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Warcross | Marie Lu

“He laughed too often and fell in love too quickly and drank too freely.”

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I‘m so excited to start warcross!
I‘ve heard it‘s a lot like Read Player One!
🎮🎧

kamoorephoto I loved it so much!!!! 💓💓💓💓 2y
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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https://kileyreviews.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/turtles-all-the-way-down-by-john-g...
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I had a gut feeling whatever he wrote I was going to love. This book features our main character Aza who has anxiety spirals that keep her from living a “normal life”. Green wrote about internal anxiety and the conversations that took place within the characters mind.

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Our hearts were broken in the same places. That‘s something like love, but maybe not quite the thing itself. 💔

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“It‘s a weird phrase in English, in love, like it‘s a sea you drown in or a town you live in. You don‘t get to be in anything else- in friendship or in anger or in hope. All you can be in is love. And I want you to tell him that even though I‘ve never been in love, I knew what it was like to be in a feeling, to be not just surrounded by it but also permeated by it, the way my grandmother talked about God being everywhere.” ♥️

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“I guess at some point you realize that whoever takes care of you is just a person, and that they have no superpowers and can‘t actually protect you from getting hurt.” 👥

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I‘m quoting this purely because I can relate.
“... I thought about how everyone always seem slightly uncomfortable when discussing their fathers in front of me. They always seemed worried I‘d be reminded of my fatherlessness, as if I could somehow forget.”

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“I felt certain something was going to kill me, and of course I was right: Something is going to kill you, someday, and you can‘t know if this is the day.” 💀

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“...when you lose someone, you realize you‘ll eventually lose everyone. True. And once you know that, you can never forget it.” 😣

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I couldn‘t help but think of Cry, The Beloved Country while reading this passage. It reminds me of the green rolling hills and the corruptness that was featured in that book. So far I‘m really liking this intro into sharia and Nigeria 🇳🇬. I can‘t wait to review this at the end!
I‘ve always enjoyed books about Islamic things and the Middle East, and it makes it 100x better that my fall prof wrote this book!!❤️👩‍🏫

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“I don‘t mind worriers,” I said. “Worrying is the correct worldview. Life is worrisome.” 🌎👥

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“Our destiny is coming into focus. We are about to live the American dream, which is, of course, to benefit from someone else‘s misfortune.” 🇺🇸 💰

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“It‘s quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” 🌎

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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Ahhhh so cuteeee!
If you want a cute little read to get you in the holiday spirit this might be it! (Though I do recommend the original A Christmas Carol first).
You might have to suspend your disbelief and not treat this as scholarly material, which is why some are not liking this book (Scrooges I say!)
The only thing I would have changed was a slightly better ending, but that could just be me.
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🎄❄️Happy Holidays! ❄️🎄

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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I really enjoyed this read personally.
I feel terribly for the people that didn‘t appreciate or interpret this book in the way I have.
The novel is well written and reminds of of Perks a lot (I really need to read that book).
Though I will say it is a slow read and you shouldn‘t read it if you are in a bad place...or maybe you should? I think if I was reading this during my period of deep depression it might have helped me.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
Is not the eternal name.
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😇📚❤️

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The Book of Job | Stephen Mitchell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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We ask ourselves why me? And why do bad things happen to good people?
Again I‘m not religious, but I can‘t help how beautifully written scripture can be. The descriptions are so creative. If anything it‘s a piece of literature that has been translated for people to love and enjoy. I‘ll just keep it at that.
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Can we also agree that the cover art is beautiful?😍
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#religion #religiousstudies

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⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/5
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A new look at the god debate, that doesn‘t take sides!
Featuring the mockery of Ditchkins😂
I wasn‘t a big fan of the concluding chapter, but I think the books makes some good points on all sides of the God spectrum.
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I just love the old fashioned looking cover (also featuring the new handmade Iranian dress I recently bought). 👗 ❤️
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#religion #science #educational

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(Introduction)
The premise of this book is very interesting.
It‘s interesting how the works of Darwin are viewed, translated, and shared across the world (especially in Arab lands).
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“The book looks, in other words, at the layers of discourse - text, contexts, and contingencies alike - that formed part of the interpretive frameworks within which reading Darwin in Arabic took place.” 📚
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#science#Darwin#arabic

Tamra Fascinating! 2y
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5/5
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I really REALLY enjoyed this one!
I‘m also only partially concerned that I can relate to her thoughts...
If you are looking for a funny book with an individual uniqueness, Lawson is highly recommended in my books!
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I to question, why they don‘t consider Jesus a zombie? 🧐 🧟‍♂️
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#comedy #readingrecommendations

JessNevertheless Loved this book too! I definitely felt that I might have related to her a bit too much 😂 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like strong characters and laugh out loud dialogue, may I recommend my debut novel to you? 2y
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(Chapter 3)
In a nutshell grids are everywhere and they are important. I almost feel like the author is trying to make me think everything can be measured and put into a system of grids. Hmm...🧐 I don‘t think so bud.

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“You can deal better with complexity when you understand the simplicity that underpins it.”

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I‘ve really enjoyed my program this fall quarter. All of the religious scripture, Atheistic writings, and spiritual readings have really made me grow as a person. I felt that in the past I was always angry and uncertainty always bothered me. But now I‘m happy with where I am and I‘m grateful. Let yourself be calm and not concern yourself with others walks in life. For there are many ways to live a meaningful life and I‘m only living 1 of millions.

4thhouseontheleft I would be really interested to see your reading list for this program! 2y
Magic_Kiwi @4thhouseontheleft I would be happy to give you my main list (it‘s not very long). And most of the readings I‘m doing I‘ve been trying to keep track of through litsy. Most of them are very interesting to me, and especially to others that walk into them open minded. :) 2y
4thhouseontheleft That would be great! 2y
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Magic_Kiwi @4thhouseontheleft These were the main books we read. But we also read sections from the Bible, Qur‘an, Dawkins, and Hitchens. Lots of integrated science, religion, and philosophy. 2y
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Thomas Cleary writes: “...All things are inter-dependent, therefore imply in their individual being the simultaneous element of all other beings. Thus it is said that the existence of each element of the universe includes the existence of the whole universe and hence it is as extensive of the whole universe itself.

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I can‘t wait to start this read in December!
The book had those crooked pages that fit perfectly with older stories...even though this is a kind of retelling I love that small detail! 🎄🎄🎄
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#christmas #christmasreads #tbr

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The World Book encyclopedia | World Book, Inc
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How do you know you‘re at your grandparents?
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Encyclopedias😝🐈
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What wonderful pieces to have❤️

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Really looking foreword to these recent thrifts! 📚
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#thrift#thrifty#iraq#middleeast

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5/ 5
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An interesting read about how Native American value their culture and in that the care of sustaining the earth.
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The best part? Their origins of the world and certain aspects of it! I really want to find a book about Native stories! They are so incredible and beautiful❤️

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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5 (on a good day)
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This book focuses on the idea of NOMA (Non-Overlapping Magisteria) and how everyone should incorporate it into their lives. Though personally I believe science does have an upper hand (most of the time) in comparison to religion, I liked Gould fairly well. The most enjoyable aspect of this book is how the author details past events and people in the concept of NOMA.

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“...life as exhilarating - a source of both freedom and consequent moral responsibility. We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes.”

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“We must undertake the hardest of all journeys by ourselves: search for meaning in a place both maximally impenetrable and closest to home - within our own frail being.”

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“...we live in a vale of tears (or at least on a field of confusion), and we therefor clutch at any proffered comfort of an encompassing sort, however dubious the logic, and however contrary the evidence.”

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“To which, let all people of goodwill; all who hold science, or religion, or both, dear; all who recognize NOMA as the logically sound, humanely sensible, and properly civil way to live in a world of honorable diversity - let them say, Amen.”

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“We live with poets and politicians, preachers and philosophers. All have distinctive ways of knowing, valid in their proper domains. No single way can hold all the answers in our wondrously complex world.”

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It will always surprise me how far we have come from the past. I can‘t believe at times publishers would write this garbage to give to school children in order to feed into the cycle of bigotry. 🗣🧠

BestDogDad Wow. 😖 2y
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“The enemy is not religion but dogmatism and intolerance, a tradition as old as humankind, and impossible to extinguish without eternal vigilance, which is, as a famous epigram proclaims, the price of liberty.”

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“But I must say that I simply don‘t understand what reading the Bible “literally” can mean, since the text, cobbled together from so many sources, contains frequent and inevitable contradictions.”

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“...if your particular form of religion demands a belief that the earth can only be about ten thousand years old, then you stand in violation of NOMA - for you have tried to impose a dogmatic and idiosyncratic reading of a text upon a factual issue lying within the magisterium of science...”

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On Newton, “He spent far more time working on his exegeses of the prophecies of Daniel and John, and on his attempt to integrate biblical chronology with the histories of other ancient peoples, than he ever devoted to physics.”
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Well damn! The more you know!😮🔬

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🔬👩‍🔬👨‍🔬🗣🧠

BestDogDad I love this! 2y
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