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ManyWordsLater

Joined May 2016

Raising two bookworms 🐛🐛 2022 challenge - enjoy the read
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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Bailed on the last book. So now #currentlyreading this.

And a little hesitant to put it out where my kids can see the cover and read the title… 😬😬

Cazxxx I‘m reading this at the moment too and really liking it 😊 3h
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Checkout 19: A Novel | Claire-Louise Bennett
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China Room | Sunjeev Sahota
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Panpan

This book was incredibly readable. About a woman‘s struggles in marriage in 1929 and her great grandsons recovery from addiction in 1999.

But was it about the woman? Or was it inadvertently about toxic masculinity in 1929 and 1999 into today?

Despite a central female character, this book is about the male characters and how they do not care about women except to “possess” them.

Thinking about it gets me annoyed.

SamAnne Agreed on this one. 4d
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China Room | Sunjeev Suhota
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Stuck sitting with a little bookworm. Would rather be reading.

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Pickpick

SO GOOD.

Stayed up way too late reading last night and then needed some time to calm down. The story got me so worked up. Oh Lucré!

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Mehso-so

This book is probably a good one for a class. Not as great for a person reading alone without much knowledge of the complex politics of Louis XIVs court.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️

I have a working hypothesis on the clarity of language in literature in the years directly following WWII.

Simple, straight forward, easy but not dumbed down.

Highly recommend.

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Madness | Roald Dahl
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This is the pile of books that have entered my house in the last couple of weeks.

I‘m overwhelmed with this “problem” I‘ve “created”

Send hugs etc.

Ruthiella I found Cultish to be a quick read for nonfiction. And Tales of the City is such fun! Enjoy! 😃 2mo
Chrissyreadit I enjoyed Wintering and I remember I loved Tales of the City - but it was about 25 years ago. 2mo
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“To arm ourselves is the most extreme form of separation … to move through a life without weapons is another way to remain open to the world, and it‘s mercy.”
❤️❤️❤️

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Found these on the “pay what you will” cart at the library.

I‘m guilty of reading political criticism within Cather‘s works. So, let‘s see what this book has to say about her feelings.

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Here‘s a crappy picture of my computer screen.

I want all three of these hard to find books! And I‘ve only read one. 😬😬😬

How crazy am I?

JacqMac That‘s the good kind of crazy. lol 2mo
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Suddenly, it was the moment to read this book that‘s been on my shelf for 3 years.

I‘m really enjoying it.

Graywacke A good moment, hopefully 2mo
akfreeborn Loved this book! 2mo
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The Dry Heart | Natalia Ginzburg
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Pickpick

If you like Ferrante or Starnone, you‘ll like this one. The writing is very similar. Matter of fact. Inferred emotion.

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The Dry Heart | Natalia Ginzburg
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Perfect sized book to tote around with me.

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Quicksand | Nella Larsen
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Small book haul. And also my new rubber tree!

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Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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My sister wants her book back.

perfectsinner Is it good? Women Talking was a big DNF for me 3mo
ManyWordsLater @perfectsinner I LOVED women talking. This one does feel different though 3mo
perfectsinner Nice. 3mo
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Totally engrossing playground reading.

Guess I need to find the other two in this collection.

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The Dance Tree | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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I‘m trying to make this book last. But it‘s hard. I love Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

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Mr Rouse Builds His House | Barbara Wright, Stefan Themerson
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My three year old put this book in her backpack when we were at a used bookstore. She likes it that much. And she‘s right. It is a charming little book.

I went back later and paid.

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Magic Toyshop | Angela Carter
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Bailedbailed

When I realized the conflict I was waiting for was probably not going to happen, I gave up. I was 100 pages in to this 180 page book. It‘s a slow burn and DARK. I skipped to the end. And wow. Dark. Glad i let myself move on.

I did leave it for the next reader in this beautiful greenhouse in Berlin.

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The Magic Toyshop | Angela Carter
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Thought there would be more time for reading on this vacation. :(

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Choosing Us | Aria Grace
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Which two should I take on vacation?

Smrloomis Haven‘t read any of them … so I‘m no help! 😂 4mo
Ruthiella The Vacationers because the title is so apt! 4mo
HeatherBookNerd Erotic Stories is great 4mo
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Prairiegirl_reading Erotic stories is really what they mean and unsheltered is not really a vacation read in my opinion. Those are the only two I have read but I don‘t think I would take either on vacay but I am a prude. I hope that‘s helpful. 4mo
LeahBergen Crazy Rich Asians is like an Asian Jackie Collins novel. Over the top fluff and perfect for a holiday. 👍 4mo
fredthemoose Crazy Rich Asians!! 4mo
BarbaraBB Crazy rich Asians is perfect. Such fun! 4mo
Kimzey My book club (and I) enjoyed Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. 4mo
5feet.of.fury The only one I have read is Crazy Rich Asians, and it was a good beach read… 4mo
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Mehso-so

This book assumes a knowledge of Scandinavia that I didn‘t have, but I appreciated. Leaned a lot about bee keeping and the factions within the community. Makes me want to keep bees. Like Sherlock Holmes!

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Comedy: American Style | Jessie Redmon Fauset
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Mehso-so

The vocabulary and some sentence structures are making this read very hard. It‘s giving me all the feels that I‘ve never seen some of the words before.

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Local library reopened after 3 years and I love the librarians there so much. Especially the children‘s head librarian.

She recommend all the kid ones. So excited to read Melissa and everything else.

GirlNamedJesse I ❤️ Melissa!! It‘s such a wonderful story. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 5mo
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“To be afraid of what is different or unfamiliar, is to be afraid of life… and to be afraid of life is to be afraid of truth.” - from the catalog of the 1913 art exhibition at the 69th regiment armory in nyc 👌👌👌

writerlibrarian I love reading about the art of this period in time. Duchamp is one fascinating artist. 5mo
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Started training for my marathon in November.
Murakami and I seem to have similar musings while running.
😬😬🏃‍♀️🏃🏃‍♂️💨💨💨

JamieArc Good luck! 5mo
Kammbia1 This one is on my short list of all the favorite books. I‘ve read it several times over the years. As a writer and runner, this book has been inspirational for me. 5mo
Kammbia1 Good luck on the marathon! 5mo
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“The next murder was not my doing”

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‘…
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.‘

He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.‘

ManyWordsLater Too many fences at the parade today. 5mo
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Pickpick

I‘m calling this an RGB (Really Good Book).

Nb: it has nothing to do with Ruth Bader Ginsberg

#rbg #notoriousrbg

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“I‘ve sometimes wondered whether the young men of our time had to die to bring a new idea into the world… something Olympian.”

I wish I‘d discovered Cather earlier in life! 🥰❤️💯👍

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I am so excited for this book. It feels like a coming together of so many threads.

Reading this story (and the strange movie adaptation) in high school was so memorable and mind blowing. This is a 1941 short story about his wife‘s side of the story. One of three such short stories by Janet Lewis. I LOVE women‘s view retellings. Also found this book volunteering at the library as they prep to reopen after 2+ year renovation. 🥰😍

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London Review of Books | London Review Of Books
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Fun!

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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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What an interesting (and still accurate?) take on American opinions.

Maybe we should try thinking and discussing. 🤷‍♀️

(Written in 1922)

Suet624 Wow. Spot on. 6mo
Tamra Well, the distraction consumerism is definitely accurate. 6mo
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Same same but different.

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Pickpick

Yep. I cried. And stayed up way to late.

So so good and readable. 👌👌👌

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Favorite place to read. And totally prepared to cry.

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Pickpick

This book got way better after page 90.

Vansa This is one of my favourite Heyers! I can't say I care too much for Cleone,who's rather silly, but she's also just a teenager. I love his makeover, and specially love that it's a guy getting a makeover and not the girl taking off her glasses and becoming a hottie! 6mo
ManyWordsLater @Vansa it got a little cringe-y when lady marmalade-whatever was talking about what girls want. But the ending with perfect. 6mo
Vansa @ManyWordsLater oh that bit is completely ridiculous and stereotypical,though I'm inclined to forgive because I see so many women writing now who still write women so badly!Lady Marmalade😂😂😂LOVE it.Always going to refer to her that way now 6mo
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One of Ours | Willa Cather
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Next ten books. From my at home TBR. All bought used.

#usedbooks #thirfting #mounttbr

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I don‘t know if anything will ever beat this day of thrifting.

Cinfhen Are those Louboutins ??!!? 7mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 7mo
ManyWordsLater @Cinfhen yes! It was such a “I can‘t afford not to” moment. But like will I even be able to walk?! 7mo
Cinfhen Probably not, but who can pass up the chance??? 7mo
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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Current read

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Time to listen and learn.

From nytimes

Karons1 Really don‘t understand the debate being British we have a totally different view that a woman‘s body is a woman‘s body and hers to choose as she wishes not a church not a religion not a third party 🫤 7mo
Bookwomble @Karons1 Apart from Northern Ireland where, although abortion was decriminalised in 2019, there is almost no provision for people to get a safe abortion 😕 7mo
Karons1 Is that so ? My friend is from Belfast and did get a safe nhs abortion a few years ago so I‘m not sure that‘s strictly true. But hey always a lot of propaganda about abortion and always in a highly religious environment. Catholic Church has always been anti abortion but now with all the proof of child abuse & sexual assault they haven‘t a leg to stand on ! 7mo
ManyWordsLater Apparently, the question is: Is a female‘s bodily autonomy guaranteed in the constitution? (edited) 7mo
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If anything has ever been important. This is important.

I am more than my uterus.

There are so many things that are not referenced in the constitution. If you think this ruling stops at Roe you are very wrong.

Alfoster Seriously…so true! 7mo
ozma.of.oz Precisely! 7mo
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Sixty pages in. Do I want to spend my time reading a 1920s historical romance?

I‘m leaning toward “no” but I‘m going to give it another few chapters.

ShyBookOwl Good luck! I generally know within 50 pages if I'm actually going to enjoy something, but every now and then I push through and am pleasantly surprised 7mo
Linsy Love that cover tho! 7mo
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Regeneration | Pat Barker
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading this 250 page book for two weeks. A “pick” book would beg to be read faster. Right?

tokorowilliamwallace Not necessarily, and not for me. Speed is just a reading habit, and pace an element of many of a story. I think we are too dependent on this for our enjoyment of a book. 2mo
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Regeneration | Pat Barker
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I owe the library $17 to “replace” this book. Better get started.

Suet624 Gulp 8mo
EvieBee Lol! It‘s temporarily “lost”? 8mo
CarolynM Grest book - I think it's worth the money🙂 Hope you enjoy. 8mo
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How can anyone have self control when books you‘ve been thinking about are a quarter of their list price is beyond me.

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Four books almost missed the bus to my sister!!

Sis better read quickly. I‘m know super stoked to read the stack I loaned her!

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Sisters | Daisy Johnson
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This stack is headed to my sister. #readingbuddy

Megabooks Nice choices! 8mo
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