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Joined August 2018

Reader, reviewer, dog parent, and memory collector.
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Quote- Hygge as “the art of creating intimacy,” “coziness of the soul,” and “the absence of annoyance,” to “taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things,” “cozy togetherness,”.
This book provides extensive details, ideas, concepts, and recipes to incorporate hygge throughout the year, at home, office, and outdoors, experiencing through the senses and a feeling of safety. It has beautiful illustrations and research. #suggestedbyafriend

Clwojick I did this one on audio a while back, but think I would‘ve enjoyed it more as a physical read. Might have to reread it in the coming years, cause I love the concept. 8h
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick yes, it is beautiful concept and this book is a super short read. 7h
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#TIL about the origin of hygge- the original word in Norwegian means well-being. Hygge might originate from hug that comes from hugge whatcha means “to embrace”. Hugge May have originated from the Old Norse hygga which means “to comfort” which comes from the Germanic hugjan. #NFNov

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The Hygge Manifesto from the tagged book. For a shorter version and a bigger picture visit: @slowboxuk/what-is-the-hygge-manifesto-958bbbaedee9" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@slowboxuk/what-is-the-hygge-manifesto-958bbbaedee9 #NFNov

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Break from #NFNov to read this gem. The book follows a large number of Native American characters in Oakland, California. The points of view shift from first to third and follows multiple generations with some connections to each characters. The story focuses on urban Native Americans instead of caricatures on reservations. It provides an intimate look into some history but also how they are surviving and managing.

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#TIL the origin of “fusion“ in cooking: Norman Van Aken made a case for “a permanent cuisine, one that embraced both one‘s own ethnicity and that of one‘s geography. All of a sudden, you didn‘t have to choose. You didn‘t have to live in a culinary solipsism of forced borders. Not about combining or co-opting disparate cultures, finding ways to balance the formal structural cuisine of Europe with the home cooking of the immigrant culture.“ #NFNov

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Non-Fiction | Wendy Wren
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Audiobook- Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Found on Litsy- Educated by Tara Westover
Food- Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee
DIY/ Hobby related- The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
#NFNov bingo update

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This book chronicles Lee‘s journey into the food culture of different immigrant/refugee groups in the US. He contrasts how chefs work vs how immigrants work. What do different groups lose/gain through generations? What recipes do refuges bring? Do all food revolutions occur because of political turmoil? Lee asks hard questions without easy answers. He describes Irish and the Cambodians in Lowell, MA👇🏼#NFNov #food

NeedsMoreBooks Dearborn Michigan‘s large Muslim population, Cuban refugees in FL.
Early migrants in the Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Lebanese population in Clarksdale, MS, Koreans in Montgomery, AL, Scandinavians in Seattle
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NeedsMoreBooks Peruvians in Paterson, NJ, the Nigerians in Houston, the Germans in Wisconsin, the Jewish population in Indianapolis, and soul food in Louisville, KY 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. I volunteer for non-profits as I am not working, I have never watched any of the Star Wars films, I have lived in 3 states in the US.
2. A Secret History of Witches
3. Yes: Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Joyce
Carol Oates, Salman Rushdie, and Amitav Ghosh.
4. Too hot

Thank you for tagging #LitsyLearn

Alora Thank you for reposting!! 💙💙 Is the lie star wars?! If not, neither have I! 😂 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @Alora yes 😉 We should watch together in our different countries and discuss 😂 5d
BookishTrish I‘m guessing Star Wars 5d
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Alora Hahaha that would be fun! I‘ve heard its amazing to watch for the first time as an adult lol. All my friends say they wish they could rewatch it for the first time now 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @Alora then we should! 😊 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @BookishTrish thank you for guessing 😊 (edited) 5d
Theeclecticreader I have run a marathon, I have zip lined in the rain forest, I have visited 7 countries. I didn‘t like The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I have met an author and am actually meeting another one tomorrow. I think I‘d rather be too cold, because I get sick when I‘m too hot 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @Theeclecticreader Is it the marathon? 5d
JoScho Thanks for the tag! 5d
Megabooks I was right about the lie! I checked the spoilers after I guessed. I haven‘t seen any since sleepovers in the 80s. 5d
fleeting Jealous of the authors you've met! 5d
Nute Thank you for the tag, Rashmila! I‘ll do this when I get home. I really like Star Wars movies so I hope that is the untruth for you. May the FORCE be with you!🤣 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @Megabooks 😉😁 @fleeting thanks. I have an opportunity to meet many more as I live in Portland which has Powell‘s but I haven‘t met any as yet in Oregon. @Nute that is the untruth 😉 5d
UwannaPublishme You have sure been in the company of great authors. How cool! 5d
NeedsMoreBooks @UwannaPublishme thank you ❤️ 4d
MoonWitch94 Omg you‘ve met Salman Rushdie!?!? I am so jealous. One of my favorite authors 😍 4d
NeedsMoreBooks @MoonWitch94 yes! He‘s one of my favorites, too! ❤️ 3d
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Heard so much about Marie Kondo that the book fell a bit short. Enjoyed reading this on the art of tidying up where she suggests to sort things by category instead of rooms, tackle each category at one go, and discard anything that doesn‘t bring joy after thanking that thing. It was an interring read and looking forward to applying her methods and seeing her show on Netflix. #NFNov

Crimson613 I just checked this one out last night xD 7d
NeedsMoreBooks @Crimson613 looking forward to your review 😊 7d
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Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Eeeeeeekkkkkkk! Just received my #LitsyLove #HolidaySwap #Winterswap Thank you @litenthusiast Can‘t wait to open on Nov 29.

litenthusiast Yay! I'm glad it made it to you. 💜 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @litenthusiast thank you so much! Hope you got your packages 😁 1w
litenthusiast @NeedsMoreBooks Yes, I received all the packages you sent. I cannot wait to open them. 😀 1w
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NeedsMoreBooks @litenthusiast yay! Relieved that you got all of them ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎊🎉🎊 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for organizing! 7d
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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A really powerful memoir, Westover set foot in a classroom when she was 17. Her parents are Mormon survivalists in Idaho who are anti-establishment, anti-medicine, and anti-government. The memoir traces Westover‘s childhood as the youngest of 7 children, her break with her family, her education, and her rift with her parents. TW-physical abuse. It is a strange powerful book for me as I got a view into the life and beliefs of her family. #NFNov

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“When I was a child, I waited for my mind to grow, for my experiences to accumulate and my choices to solidify, taking shape into the likeness of a person. That person, or that likeness of one, had belonged. I was of that mountain, the mountain that had made me. It was only as I grew older that I wondered if how I had started is how I would end—if the first shape a person takes is their only true shape.” #NFNov

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”
#NFNov

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“An education is not so much about making a living as making a person.” #NFNov

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This really short epistolary work should be required reading. Adiche mentions 15 ways to her friend who wants her advice on raising her daughter as a feminist. The advice is not only applicable for raising children but also for everyone who wants to be a feminist or know how to be an ally. #NFNov #audiobook

Megabooks Love this one, too! 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @Megabooks ❤️❤️ 1w
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#TIL about Feminism Lite: idea of conditional female equality. You either are a feminist/not. In Feminism Lite, men are naturally superior but should be expected to “treat women well.” There must be more than male benevolence as the basis for a women‘s well-being. Feminism Lite uses the language of “allowing.” FL enables us judging powerful women more harshly than powerful men. More: https://ideas.ted.com/beware-of-feminism-lite/
#NFNov

UnidragonFrag 😬 ew. 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @UnidragonFrag exactly! The link follows the whole definition, excerpted from the book 1w
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“Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl.
'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything.
Ever.” #NFNov

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“Your feminist premise should be: I matter. I matter equally. Not “if only.” Not “as long as.” I matter equally. Full stop.” NFNov

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“Teach her that if you criticize X in women but do not criticize X in men, then you do not have a problem with X, you have a problem with women.” #NFNov

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Thank you @DaveGreen7777 and @Meaw_catlady for the #MoonReflections

My go to self care involves a nice relaxing bath, a good book, and chocolates. Also scented soy candles. Sometimes, I will meditate as a way to refocus myself.

Blessings and relaxing energy for the Littens tagged and others who are reading this ❤️

Meaw_catlady Thanks for sharing ! Blessings to you! 💖 1w
LoverOfLearning Thanks for tagging me. My self care ritual is all about listening to music and talking a long hot shower. 1w
Caroline2 Thanks for the tag. My self care ritual is normally a hot bath with a good book or going to bed early with a cup of tea and a book. 👍 as long as there‘s a book involved I‘m happy. 😆 1w
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Stacypatrice Thank you for the blessings 💜 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @Meaw_catlady thank you for the reflection @LoverOfLearning yes, music is so important. Do you have a favorite playlist? @Caroline2 yes, all the books, all the time 😂 @Stacypatrice ❤️❤️ (edited) 1w
TorieStorieS Thank you for the tag!!! My favorite self care is a face mask and a book- with a huge mug of tea after!! 1w
NeedsMoreBooks @TorieStorieS I had forgotten about face masks! 😊 1w
keepingupwiththepenguins Hehehehe not cold at all down here in Australia - our country is literally on fire right now - but appreciate the thought all the same! ❤ 1w
AppuNthebooks Thanks for the tag! Just returned from a self-care ritual: half-yearly vacation! I was in Goa to tune out. Apart from that, it‘s a hot chai and a colouring book. 3d
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Nonfiction | Christopher Anderson
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Bingo update for #NFNov:
Graphic Novel- The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Female Author- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Reuben
Culture- How to be Married by Jo Piazza
Book about books- The Clothing of Books Jhumpa Lahiri
Makes me Smile- Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew

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Have been following Mari Andrew‘s Instagram account and the book is gorgeous. Featuring her watercolor painting and realistic insights on life, death, love, relationships, dating, urban living, and traveling, each page is filled with love and support. It‘s like talking to your best friend about your life.
#NFNov #makesyousmile

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My favorite one #NFNov

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Guide map #NFNov

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Resilience #NFNov

Clwojick I love this. 1 pt. 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick thank you! ❣️ 2w
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Reminder #NFNov

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The Clothing of Books | Jhumpa Lahiri
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This really short audiobook as an extended essay talks about book jackets and books covers. Lahiri compares covers to clothes while Lao talking about her own childhood, trips to Calcutta, the exotic sin of India, commercialization of books in forms of reviews and blurbs, and just the experiment of reading. This was a very brief listen but very relatable. #NFNov #booksaboutbooks

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Bui chronicles the story of how her parents left Vietnam in 1978 for the US. It is stark because of the colors used in the panels- shades of black, white, and dull red. Despite being a memoir, it also shows Vietnam‘s history: how her parents grew, her grandparents‘ stories, the political situation, and the trauma associate with war, displacement, being a refugee, and how the past lives on. #NFNov #graphicnovel

Clwojick Another one that's been on my radar for a while. I love a good NF Graphic. Thanks for reminding me about it. 6pt. 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick you are most welcome and thank you! 2w
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Here‘s a comprehensive list of Bookriot‘s non-fiction audiobooks, sorted by duration. #NFNov

https://bookriot.com/2018/06/13/must-read-short-nonfiction-audiobooks/

ljuliel Thanks ! 👏🏻 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @ljuliel you are welcome! 2w
Come-read-with-me @NeedsMoreBooks Thank you for sharing! 🤓 2w
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NeedsMoreBooks @Come-read-with-me you are welcome! ❣️ 2w
Clwojick Amazing! 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick thank you ❣️ 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick I am adding up my points and this was not given any points. 1w
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Unpopular opinion- I did not like it as much as I had thought I would. The story follows five generations of the Orchiere witches and how each witch uses her power to help her self and her family. I only liked Morwen and her daughter, Veronica, the last two witches in the novel. It seemed that the main purpose of witchcraft was to get love/partner and a child. The pace was slow. The mother-daughter relationships were believable.

MoonWitch94 I totally agree! And there are not many of us who feel this way. I don‘t understand why so many people find it captivating. It was very disappointing & anticlimactic. 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @MoonWitch94 I agree! It also seemed repetitive in parts to show the position of women but still 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
OnlyYoo Yeah this wasn‘t my favorite either. I think it would‘ve been a lot cooler to show how witchcraft or the persecution of witches evolved with time. Especially because the theme of persecution was prevalent in each generation 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @OnlyYoo yes, that‘s a book I would read on how persecution evolved. 2w
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#NFNov It looks at marriage in different cultures. Piazza visits different places to understand what makes a marriage work and what doesn‘t. She tries to look objectively without letting her preconceptions come in the way. The best advice is from Michelle Obama, “If you do not take control over your time and your life, other people will gobble it up. If you don‘t prioritize yourself, you constantly start falling lower and lower on your list.”

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#TIL about “the stock and bond approach to the marital division of labor. One spouse has to be the bond, the one without risk, with a dependable payout. If that‘s the case, the other can be the stock, focusing on something that could pay off big in the long-term. Of course it‘s only fair if the partners keep switching who is the stock and who is the bond“

This seems interesting and something that can be implemented.
#NFNov

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“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. —Lucille Ball
#NFnov

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“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.“ —Paulo Cohelo.
#NFNov

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#TIL that “Peter Pearson‘s acronym “TEAM” stands for “Together Each Accomplishes More.” “When you do something on your own, you aren‘t as successful,” he said. “You and your partner need to have an agreement to coach one another, to tell one another what works for you and what doesn‘t work for you. When you start doing that, your relationship really starts to hum and the hidden capacities of the team start to surface.”

#NFNov

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#TIL that marriage is “an equal sharing of the road. I suspect the best marriages are when you‘re both submitting to each other and allowing the other person to feel safest during their most vulnerable moments, and shine at their best.”

Have read this in other books but this resonates as it also defines submission in marriage. #NFNov

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#TIL that both men and women have a strong need “for adventure, for novelty, for mystery, for risk, for danger, for the unknown, for the unexpected, surprise, for journey, for travel.”

Reminder to keep surprising your partner, and taking care of yourself too!

#NFNov

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Finally competed this as a part of #NFNov. The books focuses on Gretchen Reuben‘s resolutions, experiments, and findings, over the course of a year. She focuses on goals for each month and works through them. Her happiness project can be different for everyone.
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux wrote, “When one loves, one does not calculate.”
“To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.”

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#TIL that: “By contrast, I realized, happiness has four stages. To eke out the most happiness from an experience, we must anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.”

This is one of the best takeaways from this book. Need to stretch our happiness to be happy ❣️ #NFNov

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#TIL and reminder:
Mindfulness brings many benefits: scientists point out that it calms the mind and elevates brain function, it gives clarity and vividness to present experience, it may help people break unhealthy habits, and it can soothe troubled spirits and lift people‘s moods. It reduces stress and chronic pain. It makes people happier, less defensive, and more engaged with others.

This is slightly difficult for me with a monkey brain #NFNov

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#TIL that In his book Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar describes the “arrival fallacy,” the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you‘ll be happy. The arrival fallacy is a fallacy because, though you may anticipate great happiness in arrival, arriving rarely makes you as happy as you anticipate. The solution is to enjoy and savory each moment

#NFNov

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Pierre Reverdy wrote, There is no love; there are only proofs of love.” Whatever love I might feel in my heart, others will see only my actions.

#NFNov

rsteve388 4 pts I am assuming this is a TIL? 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @rsteve388 I was hoping this to be a quote, 1 point as I will post another TIL by tonight 2w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick I am adding up my points and this was a confusion. 1w
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#TIL The repetitive activity of walking, studies show, triggers the body‘s relaxation response and so helps reduce stress; at the same time, even a quick ten-minute walk provides an immediate energy boost and improves mood—in fact, exercise is an effective way to snap out of a funk.

Good advice for me to walk with the dog, despite the cold weather #NFNov

rsteve388 4 pts! 3w
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November | Gabrielle Lord
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November 🍁🍂

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#TIL that “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.”

Will try to remember this in my daily routine. #NFNov

Another reminder: In marriage, it‘s less important to have many pleasant experiences than it is to have fewer unpleasant experiences, because people have a “negativity bias”; our reactions to bad events are faster, stronger, and stickier than our reactions to good events.”

rsteve388 Is this the post you emailed me about? I get it now. 4 pts :) 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @rsteve388 No but thanks. Had emailed you about the previous post (edited) 3w
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#TIL according to Aristotle, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Epicurus wrote, “We must exercise ourselves in the things which bring happiness, since, if that be present, we have everything, and, if that be absent, all our actions are directed toward attaining it.”

#NFNov
How many TILS can we post in a day? @rsteve388

rsteve388 Hmm I don't think we considered this.. let me think Bout this and I'll get back to you. 3w
NeedsMoreBooks Will this count as a TIL @rsteve388 @Clwojick ? 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @rsteve388 had emailed you about this one. Will this be 3 points for TIL and 1 pint for participation? (edited) 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @Clwojick I am adding up my points and this was not given any points. 1w
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Non-Fiction | Wendy Wren
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This is a list of The Guardian‘s 100 non-fiction books for the #NFNov

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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/31/the-100-best-nonfiction-books-of-a...

rsteve388 Hey this is a great resource 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @rsteve388 thanks! This will be useful to the challenge 3w
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Clwojick OOh thanks for the post! 3w
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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AmyRebecca Too cute! 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @AmyRebecca thank you and happy Halloween! 3w
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The Things She's Seen | Ezekiel Kwaymullina, Ambelin Kwaymullina
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Picked this at a swap. It is YA, a genre that is hit/miss for me. This book falls in the middle. Written from the perspective of 15-year-old Beth Teller, who died in an accident, it is also a murder mystery that needs to be solved by Beth‘s father, a detective. Beth‘s mother is Aboriginal and this novel discusses the Stolen Generations through Isobel Catching, a witness. Catching talks in poems.

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Diwali | Rina Singh
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Happy Diwali Littens!

Tanisha_A Happy Diwali! 🏮🎈 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @Tanisha_A Happy Diwali! ✨🎉 3w
AmyRebecca Same to you @NeedsMoreBooks 🧡 3w
NeedsMoreBooks @AmyRebecca Happy Diwali! 🎉✨ 3w
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