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Today I learned about the Mendez v. Westminster case, which desegregated schools in California more than seven years before Brown v. Board of Education. I haven‘t read many nonfiction picture books but this was a good way to learn something quickly. #NFNov #TIL

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Getting a chapter of this in before my day gets busy. I haven‘t read Shrill but this looks interesting. #NFNov

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Catching up my #Nonfiction2019 bingo card. I‘m counting Haben for a book I chose (it was our book club pick for October) and Here We Are for a book that turned out unexpectedly. I heard the author talk about her book on NPR and how it turned out wasn‘t the way I thought based on that interview. With those two, I finally got a Bingo in a few rows, but I‘m still hoping to fill in the full card before the end of the year.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job, and you have plenty of time left! You can do this! 2d
akaGingerK I listened to Haben recently! I enjoyed the audiobook- how‘d you feel about the book? 2d
MallenNC @akaGingerK At first I didn‘t like it because it seemed like she jumped quickly through her early life, but once I got into it, I really liked it. I especially enjoyed the parts when she was in her undergrad years, and her summer at the institute for the blind in Louisiana. And her visit to the White House. We had a great discussion in book club. 2d
MallenNC @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! I‘m doing nonfiction November so I am hoping to fill in a few more blocks soon. 2d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MallenNC I‘m doing it too, for the same reasons! 2d
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I am so glad I read this. Shahani told her family‘s story in an engaging and emotionally honest way. It was eye-opening to me and I thought I was pretty informed about immigration issues. Most of all her love for her father comes through. I cried at the end. #NFNov

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I *may* have been a little overly ambitious with my #NonfictionNovember holds at the library. Of course they all came in at the same time! I have a few more pages of my current read before I start the tagged book. #NFNov

Librarybelle My copy of Acid for the Children came in today at the library! 3d
Clwojick The Great Pretender looks so good!!! 1pt. 2d
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The Duke Lemur Center is world famous and is one of the things we‘re proud of here in N.C. Listening to the Criminal podcast, Today I Learned one of its founders was later convicted of making drugs and attempted poisoning. The tagged book is about his case. #TIL #NFNov

veritysalter I could listen to Phoebe Judge all day long, her voice is so soothing. 1w
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This book has been on my TBR forever, and it is the Audible member deal of the day today. I took that as a sign I should pick it for my #NFNov audiobook for this week. I expect to learn a lot.

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I love NPR & get so many book recommendations by listening. This memoir is by a correspondent about her own family‘s immigration story. It‘s the first book I‘ve started for Nonfiction November. #NFNov

rsteve388 1 pt! Enjoy I love NPR recommendations. 1w
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Just finished this for book club. I really learned a lot from her story. She emphasized that being blind is “just a lack of sight” but that others often assume blind people have nothing to offer. Her book proves that is very wrong. My favorite parts were her fight to get accommodations at her college, her Harvard Law years, and her experience introducing President Obama at a White House event. This was a quick read & would be good for #NFNov

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I love nonfiction and am looking forward to #NonfictionNovember so this is a perfect challenge to help keep me focused! #nfnov Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBVYCLpiUfCfne0bs0kkU99tzHQ-5hrJCpRtn0...

Clwojick woohoo! thanks for joining! 2w
MallenNC @Clwojick I‘m excited about it! 2w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I love when our local indie bookstore has events at the college where I work because I can volunteer to usher. Ann Patchett was delightful and made it worth it to go to work on a Sunday. It‘s the only book event I‘ve been to that promoted other authors‘ books as much as her own. Plus I got to catch up with @Graciouswarriorprincess A fun Sunday for sure.

TrishB Sounds cool 👍🏻 2w
Graciouswarriorprincess It was lovely to see you today! 2w
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Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe
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I haven‘t really done a #costume for Halloween in recent years but I might wear my Poe-lka dot scarf to work that day. This is made by Out of Print. #FallisBooked

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Mehso-so

I read this a while ago and never posted my review. This was a hard book to read, so it took me a long time to get through it. I‘m glad I read it and I like the premise of it, but it was not my favorite reading experience.

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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This book is great. Even after reading Ronan Farrow‘s work in The New Yorker and reading She Said recently, there were still new revelations in this book. It reads like a spy thriller. She Said made me proud of journalists, and this does too. But it makes me look very differently at NBC News. Highly recommended if you like nonfiction, but the subject matter is difficult in places.

marleed Rachel Maddow interviewed Ronan Farrow last night on her show - do interesting since it‘s MSNBC. NBC is releasing anyone with an NDA on MeToo‘ish stuff from that agreement. Ronan said that‘s a very big deal and may be the model for other companies to follow. So at least there‘s that. 2w
MallenNC @marleed I saw Maddow last night and I‘m very impressed with her for using her power to bring more attention to it. I worry that NBC‘s statement about the NDAs is lip service though bc it says people have to contact NBC to be released. They should be released without that step. 2w
marleed @MallenNC I did catch the contacting NBC first and wondered what that meant. I wish they would have spoke to that. 2w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage This is definitely on my TBR — for soon!! 2w
MallenNC @marleed I guess we will see if more people come forward. The news leadership at NBC needs to be replaced. 2w
MallenNC @BarbaraTheBibliophage Barbara it is great. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MallenNC I wonder how the audiobook is? Or did you underline a ton? 2w
MallenNC @BarbaraTheBibliophage I have heard the audiobook is great. Ronan Farrow reads it, and I‘m curious to hear his narration. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MallenNC I‘ll try to remember to tag you once I get it ... 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage You got it! 📚♥️👊🏻 2w
SamAnne Important read. 2w
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I don‘t read horror any more, so the scariest books I‘ve read lately have been nonfiction. She Said and Catch and Kill are both about Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment (and worse) and the ways that women have been silenced. The Whisper Network is a fictionalization of the same topic. They are scary to read, but very worth it. #AScaryBook #FallisBooked

marleed I appreciate the fictionalized telling in the Whisper Network. I think it could lead to a meaningful discussion taking place without emotion of how much we may want a story to be untrue for someone we thought we knew. 2w
OriginalCyn620 Scary indeed. 2w
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marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh yes, as I read it, I felt it was as much about continuing the conversation as the story itself. 2w
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All my favorite vampires are from TV. I know some of these started from books but TV is where I found them. #vampire #FallisBooked

readingjedi Aiden Turner 😍 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🖤🧛🏻‍♂️ 2w
Susanita Being Human! 2w
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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I went searching for a book relating to #moonlight and found this. It sounds cute, and thanks to the title I now have David Bowie‘s Lets Dance playing in my head, so that‘s a win. #FallisBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌝💛🎼 3w
OriginalCyn620 I want to read this too! And Bowie stuck in your head isn‘t a bad thing! 3w
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Toil and Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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This book was in the Book Riot daily ebook deals today. I haven‘t read it but it fits today‘s #FallisBooked prompt. #witch

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧙🏻‍♀️🖤 3w
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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I am furiously reading Catch and Kill, both in the sense that I‘m reading it quickly and it is making me furious. So many #tricks were done to try to keep this story from coming out, including by NBC News leaders. I‘m not watching that network for news again as long as those leaders stay in power. Review coming soon. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Wow. That is infuriating! 😬 3w
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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My cats are my little shadows! They like being where I am in the house. They‘re good company for reading. #shadow #FallisBooked #catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 so pretty!!! 3w
OriginalCyn620 Cute! Kate and Pippa are sweet too! 🧡🐱 3w
TheDaysGoBy So cute! 3w
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I mentioned in a previous post for #FallisBooked that I think of Anne of Green Gables in the fall. It‘s probably one of my favorites to read again. This year I decided to listen to the Rachel McAdams narrated audiobook. I‘m liking her voice on this so far. #FavoriteFallRead

OriginalCyn620 I bet she does a good job! 3w
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At the Edge of the Orchard | Tracy Chevalier
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This book is historical fiction featuring the real Johnny Appleseed. I don‘t remember a lot of details but I remember thinking I couldn‘t believe I was reading something interesting involving planting #apple trees. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🍎 3w
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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I remember really enjoying this book, which is like The Jungle Book but the boy is raised by ghosts in a graveyard instead of animals in a jungle. It‘s a good pick for a #ghoststory #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🖤👻 4w
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This is the only book on my Goodreads shelf with the word #wicked in the title. It refers to her famous role originating Galinda in Wicked on Broadway. Not exactly Halloween! I enjoyed Kristin Chenoweth‘s memoir a lot. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 She‘s so cute! 💚 4w
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Quail Ridge Books | Raleigh, NC (Bookstore)
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“I‘m going to stop by the bookstore on the way home but I‘m only buying one book or maybe two. Ok I‘m getting three.” I went for Ronan Farrow but I couldn‘t leave Elton and Adam behind.

JenReadsAlot Awesome picks! 4w
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The Secrets We Kept | Lara Prescott
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Returned four library books and came out with three. Progress? #libraryhaul #library

Erinreadsthebooks Most definitely progress! You should be proud of yourself 💪😁 1mo
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When looking for books for this #FallisBooked prompt I noticed several of my royals books have red covers. I didn‘t even have to move them for the photo. #RedCover

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊❤️ 1mo
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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I‘ve watched the TV series based on Ann Cleeves‘ other detectives so I was excited that she‘s introduced a new detective. This was a good mystery that had a lot of layers. I‘m looking forward to what comes next for Detective Venn and the other continuing characters.

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The Chalk Pit | Elly Griffiths
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A collection of the first three Ruth Galloway books are on Kindle Deals today. This is my favorite mystery series! Ruth is an archeologist who keeps getting involved with murder cases that have #mysterious connections to her work. Give them a try if you haven‘t read these before. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Are they spooky? 1mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Sometimes but they‘re not scary. 1mo
cathysaid Yes...loving this series. They have some excellent series on Kindle sale today! 1mo
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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First weekend in a long time with no set plans! So I‘m here with a #blanket and hopes of finishing this book. #FallisBooked

Dolly Funny. If one speeds by this photo very quickly it looks like a hospital scene. 😥😂Glad it‘s not! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yay!! no plans!! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Having no plans is sometimes an awesome thing! 1mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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When the #leaves on the trees start changing colors, I get in the mood to reread Anne of Green Gables. I just associate it with fall, probably because of the quote about Octobers. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 Love it! That quote too! 🍁🍂 1mo
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I just ordered this cute sweater! I can‘t wait to wear it. #sweater #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 That is cute! 1mo
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The Long Call | Ann Cleeves
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My cat, Kate, demonstrating #cozy for this photo, with my huge stack of to-be-read books behind her. I‘m happy that the weather here has started having just a little fall chill in the air! I just started the tagged book. #FallisBooked #catsoflitsy

Tamra Her colors are perfect for fall & Halloween! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww she‘s beautiful 😽 1mo
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MallenNC @Tamra Her orange highlights seem brighter in the fall! 1mo
MallenNC @CoffeeNBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! She‘s a special girl. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 That‘s a great pic of Kate! 🧡🐱 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My favorite fall treat is a warm drink and a big stack of books! I wished I had had time to read one of these today but since it is a work day I only had time to snap the picture with my mug of tea. #FallisBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love your mug!! 1mo
MallenNC @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It was a gift from @OriginalCyn620 a few years ago. 1mo
Linsy Such a pretty mug! ✨ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Good pic! 📚🧡 1mo
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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Restarted this book today after having put it aside. I‘m finally past some of my busiest times at work so I think I‘ll be able to finish it this time. #audiobook

Tamra I love the cover. 1mo
cathysaid I really enjoyed this on audio. 1mo
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The Current: A Novel | Tim Johnston
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I listened to this book because it was on the Modern Mrs Darcy Summer guide this year. It was a good thriller with some loose ends for the reader to decide about, but not in an unsatisfactory way. I thought this might be a ghost story but the fear factor turned out to be much more real. It was a little confusing to me on audio because it sometimes jumped back in time and I didn‘t always notice. But I‘ll definitely read more of this author.

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Harvest: A Novel | Catherine Landis
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Whoops I posted tomorrow‘s prompt! This is for today. The cover of this looks pretty but the book sounds like it might be sad. #Harvest #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 It is pretty! 🍁🍂 1mo
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I don‘t love #football so I didn‘t watch Friday Night Lights until a friend convinced me it was about a lot more than that. I loved the show and eventually read the book it‘s inspired by. An interesting look at Texas football culture. #FallisBooked

AmyG I loved tnis show so so so much. ❤️ 1mo
MallenNC @AmyG Me too! I don‘t really rewatch shows but this is one that I do. 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🏈 1mo
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Going old school for today‘s prompt! Also it is still in the 90s here so there will be no bonfires tonight. #FallisBooked #Bonfire

Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR for years! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 For sure! Maybe we can have a bonfire in January...😂🔥 1mo
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Updating my #nonfiction2019 bingo card. I‘m counting the tagged book as one with animals, and She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for Book with an unlikable character (there are MANY in it.) #nonfiction2019

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa They definitely count as unlikable!! Great progress by the way! 1mo
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There are so many villains in this book. Of course Weinstein, but also those who enabled him for so long, and the system that devalued women and protected predators. Reading it made me angry but also very impressed by the reporters and proud of the women who trusted them to finally tell their stories. This book shows the power of journalism. #nonfiction2019

Christine It sure does re: the power of journalism. Such a great read. 1mo
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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My cat Pippa is my favorite #BlackCat even though she‘s got a little white! I‘ve had solid black cats in the past and they are beautiful, like all cats are. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 I was hoping to see a Pippa pic! 🖤🐱 1mo
DrawingSustenance Wow.. such beautiful eyes!!!!! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🖤😽 1mo
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mcipher What a gorgeous girl!! 1mo
AmyG Ahhhh beautiful. ❤️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen So pretty ! 1mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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A selection of #orangecover books that I‘ve read or that I mean to read. #FallisBooked

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 1mo
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I‘m terrible at keeping to an actual TBR, but here are some ideas for what I‘d like to read in October. #OctoberTBR #FallisBooked

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🧡📚 1mo
marleed A TBR stack stresses me out! I‘m working on a 2:1 commitment 2 lib loans for every physically owned book. But I pick the physical the day I read! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡📚 1mo
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This was my book club book for this month. I enjoyed reading about the author‘s experience in an endurance race in Mongolia. I‘d never heard of endurance racing, and it was interesting to follow along with the author, who entered on a whim, as she realized what she‘d gotten herself into! There was some suspense about the outcome even though the description of the book tells you how it turns out.

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Home from a short trip to DC to visit with California family who were in the area for a few days. We did a night tour of the monuments and visited the African American History Museum for the first time (and bought the guidebook). I waved at the Supreme Court when we passed it in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I also got some good reading time on the train.

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Something I‘ve been working on (with a committee) for months finally happened yesterday: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at Meredith College, the women‘s college where I work. She was just as amazing and inspiring as you‘d imagine. I‘m so honored to have been part of this historic event for the college which was a bucket list experience for myself.You can watch the event here: https://youtu.be/P5Amfcu2vAA

mcipher That is so cool!! Congrats on all your hard work coming to fruition!! 👏👏👏♥️ 2mo
JenReadsAlot Awesome!! I saw her at the national book festival and she was great! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s wonderful! And I‘m super excited for you! 2mo
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JoScho So awesome! 2mo
Christine ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
DrexEdit How exciting! 😊 💜 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow—that sounds like a huge project, accomplishment, and inspiration! 2mo
Lcsmcat So exciting! I entered the ticket lottery as an alumna, but didn‘t win. Was she just amazing? 2mo
Christy2318 Jealous!!! 2mo
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The National Book Award long list for nonfiction came out today. This is my favorite award category! I absolutely loved Say Nothing, and I‘m reading Thick now. I hope to get to several of these before the awards are announced.

Leftcoastzen I had The End of the Myth checked out, someone requested it so I couldn‘t renew.Want to try again. 2mo
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1. Seven: Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, The UK, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.
2. Coastline but I do not like hot weather, so mountains are often more pleasant for me.
3. Ireland (and I‘d like to go back to every place I‘ve already been and more!)
4. United Kingdom

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs That‘s amazing!! 2mo
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My cat Pippa was updating her TBR today during Anne Bogel‘s fall book preview. I am so glad to have the day off and this webcast had good timing. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen Always nice when kitty helps. 2mo
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