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Joined May 2017

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Night Theater | Vikram Paralkar
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Next novel from #netgalley - so far it‘s spooky and surreal! 👻

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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2. We ordered delivery pizza for dinner! (A big treat.)
3. Watched the Late Show and had a bottle of wine with the beau.
4. Three, but only 2 are still living.
5. Thanks for the tag, @Eggs 🥳

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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This little book is a quick read, enumerating the author's strategies for changing your living practices to be more climate-conservation oriented. He explains the terms which get bandied about but which might seem confusing (carbon offsets, for example). He makes an overwhelming topic of climate disaster into something comprehensible, and offers practical suggestions for how you can make meaningful change in your own practices. ARC from #netgalley

BarbaraBB Love your flowers! 4d
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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1. I love a complicated story with engaging characters, or a nonfiction book that teaches me something I didn‘t know.

2. After dinner and weekends!

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView
#Thanks for tagging me @Eggs !

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
TheSpineView I love to learn things in books! Happy Tuesday and Thanks for playing! 😊 1w
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Bailedbailed

This is the sixth novel of Alan Furst's that I've read, and it is my least favorite. The book reads like a draft which would be improved by further rounds of editing. It's unfortunate; i loved Dark Star and The World at Night, but if this is what passes for a Furst novel now, I'll content myself with the backlist.

I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Next ebook!

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I‘m a few days late announcing the winner of my #big10K #giveaway but better late than never, right?

The lucky winner is (drumroll) @Eggs 📚🎉😀
Email your mailing address to ladybee@gmail.com and I‘ll send your three books!

Thank you to everyone who entered, told me about fun/hilarious/brilliant costumes, & helped celebrate my milestone!

Eggs Oh my gosh!! That‘s fabulous news!! How wonderful! Thank you so much 🥰🥰. Love the kitty camouflage 1w
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Mehso-so

I'm not sure what audience this book is for. There's a couple pages on color theory & then pages & pages of color palettes created with watercolor inspired by various source materials (hair colors, landscapes, etc). This feels like a pamphlet stretched into a book.

I received a copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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The author encourages readers to be fearless about leather production methods, offering tips on sewing by both hand & machine. The projects are useful items--from a tablet case to various bags to mittens to baby shoes and more. Despite the eyeroll title this is a great resource for crafty-minded makers interested in learning to work with leather.

I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Does Cards Against Humanity count?
2. Ireland
3. Good! 66 of 75 so far.
4. Fitzgerald
5. What do you put on your tater tots?

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Zoes_Human I'm a basic dip in catsup gal for my tots. However, I would be totally open to smothering them in melted cheese and bacon. 2w
REPollock @Zoes_Human I love loaded tots! 2w
Crazeedi Nothing! 2w
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Kaila-ann Loaded tots are pretty awesome! 2w
JessClark78 Ketchup. Sometimes melted cheddar cheese and sour cream. 😋 2w
Nessavamusic Salt or cheese ☺️ 2w
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So excited that I got approved for this from #netgalley! I have loved several of Furst‘s books!

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The first part of this is basically advice on how to be a functional grown-up.

TheBookAddict Did you actually dye it?!? 2w
arubabookwoman The coat is beautiful. What dyes did you use, if you don‘t mind sharing? 2w
Tamra Nice! I applaud and love that you up cycled! 2w
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brilliantglow Beautiful coat! 2w
REPollock @arubabookwoman acid dyes with minimal agitation and gradual temperature adjustment 2w
arubabookwoman Are those the same as procion dyes? 2w
REPollock @arubabookwoman no, the acid dyes only work on wool & silk—procion dyes are similar in that you can make them work on wool/silk by adding acid, but they are best at room temperature on cotton/linen. 2w
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If you are looking for a self-help book with pep talks and checklists, this is not that book. Instead, Dworkin sets out his case through illustrative example. Recommended for young artists eager to learn more about how they might make a splash in their own field and leverage success for career longevity.

I received a copy of the book from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Next paper book! Really looking forward to this one.

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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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Mehso-so

I should‘ve loved this. I read it during the week of Halloween and it was a great spooky tale of literary and theatre history, weaving in elements of the creation of Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, the indecency trial of Oscar Wilde, & the terror of Jack the Ripper. I even loved the conceit of the 3-act structure. The Coda though was boring, self indulgent, ruined it for me.

I received an ARC of this book from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Two days left to enter my #Giveaway! I‘ll send 3 surprise books to one lucky Litsy member on November 5. Open internationally!

To enter, repost or comment & tell me about your Halloween costume. If you didn‘t dress up this year, tell me about your favorite Halloween costume from childhood, or what you would be if you were going to dress up.

Don‘t forget to tag me @REPollock & include the hashtag #big10k

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We start the #lmpbc reads today yes? I‘m so excited for my first one!

SamAnne What is #lmpbc? 3w
BarbaraBB I‘m curious too! 3w
Crazeedi @SamAnne @BarbaraBB you sign up with 3vother people and each picks a book. You each read and then send on to next person, like a round. So 4 months, the books have circulated and back. And you write comments and critiques in books. @suvata oversees, so check with her watch for next round! 3w
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Apparently I get anxious when my #netgalley unreviewed-approval list gets long. Like I‘m letting down the publishers that approved me. Does this happen to anyone else?

RachelO I‘ve banned myself from any more requests until I‘m over 80% , I over-requested at the start and never caught up. And yes, definitely feel bad about it! @MatchlessMarie is doing #netgalleynovember this month, if a hashtag might give you a push! (edited) 3w
MatchlessMarie @RachelO thanks for reminding me! I need to post my tbr. Most of mine will also work nicely with #NFNov 3w
rsteve388 1 pt! Good Luck! 3w
rsteve388 Hey have you signed up? I don't see your name listed in my Google sheet that's attached to the form? 3w
EKonrad Yes, same here! But it doesn‘t stop me from requesting more and more titles! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Corn nuts
2. Yes, sometimes
3. Swaps!
4. 6
5. Teal

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Cathythoughts I don‘t know what corn nuts are , but they sound good 3w
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Happy Halloween Litsy friends! 🕸💀🎉👻😈🎃😸

Meaw_catlady Perfect!! Happy Halloween! 3w
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Fantastic reference for working with any type of historic clothing archive, whether it be the costume collection housed in a museum/historical society, a study archive at an educational institution, or even the inevitable section of a theatre's stock which is no longer stageworthy. The author covers preservation, cataloguing, handling, storage options, & methods for determining the age & fiber content of a garment. Also a lot on curating exhibits.

Crazeedi Oooo, I think this sounds so interesting 3w
REPollock It‘s an excellent reference book but also just plain interesting. We‘re going to give a copy to the drama department at work for the graduate students who administer the historical costume archive. 3w
REPollock @Crazeedi I meant to tag you in the comment above 3w
Crazeedi @REPollock my daughter in law works in a museum, she might really like this book too 3w
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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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This creepy book is turning out to be a great Halloween read! 👻🧛🏻‍♂️🥺

Cathythoughts I have this one ... look forward to your final thoughts 👍❤️ 3w
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The Swap | Antony Moore
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My #Litsyloveswap arrived safely! Can‘t wait for opening day! 🎉

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Shadowplay | Joseph O'Connor
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Next ebook from #netgalley and it sounds right up my alley! Theatre drama! Bram Stoker and Oliver Wilde! Creepy secrets! 🧛🏻‍♂️

Tamra Sneaky 3w
Crazeedi Hi kitty!!!😸 trick or treat!! 3w
REPollock @Tamra he thinks I don‘t see him and I can‘t bring myself to disabuse him of the notion. 🖤 3w
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REPollock @Crazeedi Riley is definitely all about both. 3w
Tamra @REPollock mine does the same thing - like I can‘t see his head. 😜😆 3w
Crazeedi @REPollock 😸😸 3w
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This book made me think about how i will deal w/my own surplus property in future, where I will dispose of it through donation. Highly recommend this book, particularly to readers interested in what happens to clothes that go to Goodwill but don't sell. There's been bad press about them mass-landfilling & it's clear from Minter's research that such a thing is a last resort.

I received an ARC from #NetGalley for an unbiased review of #Secondhand

Cathythoughts Great pic ! I love clothes & fashion 👍🏻👏🏻 3w
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Mehso-so

This book is underwhelming. Based on the description, i expected the photography to be more artistic. Instead it feels like the personal-branding portraiture used on websites and to accompany news articles/profile features. So, not a coffee-table/art book. Maybe this would be good for a high school guidance counselor to have in a particularly backwards community.

I received an ARC of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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1. I have several copies to give as gifts of this, whenever I talk to someone I think would like it

2. Yes

3. Enh, it‘s better hot

4. 6.5 or sometimes 7 if I can wear thick socks with the style

5. I‘ll comment. Tagging ppl makes me feel like I‘m imposing something on them which is my own issue but still. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

#friyayintro @howjessreads

jb72 I am just not a bed maker 😬 4w
REPollock @jb72 I don‘t love it but we have divided up the chores and I picked bed-making over shower-cleaning. 😁 4w
jb72 @REPollock oh I‘d definitely pick bed making over shower cleaning too! I do all of the chores in the house though and some outside the house. 4w
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Still plenty of time to enter my #Giveaway! I‘ll send 3 surprise books to one Litsy member on November 5. Open internationally!

To enter, repost or comment & tell me about your Halloween costume. If you aren‘t going to dress up this year, tell me about your favorite Halloween costume from childhood, or what you would be if you were going to dress up.

Don‘t forget to tag me @REPollock & include the hashtag #big10k

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Next ebook! Another ARC from #netgalley

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Carlson explains in easy-to-understand terms the different types of loans students have, what consolidation means, options for repayment plans, budgeting strategies for unpredictable careers, & a range of different healthcare options.

This book shines a light on a way out of debt for graduates in fields considered to be financially risky. I'll give it as a gift to graduates concerned about the debt their education has left them with.

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I love anything about the former GDR, as I spent a high school exchange program in West Germany. I had no idea the level of crazy intrigue & competition that grew up between the two zoos in divided Berlin! Caveat: there's some dire and tragic stuff that happens for the zoo animals in the beginning, when Germany loses WW2 & Berlin is bombed/invaded by the Red Army.

I received an ARC of this book from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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This book is aimed at the home crafter w/an interest in beginning to work with natural dyes. Booth focuses on things you can find in nature, or grow in your garden, or stock in your pantry. If your grocery store carries things like red & yellow onions, tea & coffee, black beans & purple cabbage, then you can get what you need to do the projects in this book.

I received an ARC of #TheWildDyer from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

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This book looks like a good reference for my graduate students, who often ask advice on how to conduct their career in the arts.

Chrissyreadit Was it helpful? 4w
REPollock @Chrissyreadit I‘m still reading it! Good so far. 4w
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Newest ebook! I‘m already totally sucked in (I love books about the DDR) so I guess my crappy book streak has ended! 🎉

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Dora Maar | Damarice Amao, Amanda Maddox, Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska
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Dora Maar was a Surrealist whose liaison w/Picasso eclipsed her own art.

Many great plates of her photography/collage/painting are interspersed w/scholarly essays on the periods of her aesthetic development. Also, some great info on her work w/the Surrealist Women's Network!

The Dora Maar exhibit is coming to LA in 2020--i hope i can get out there to see it!

I received an ARC of #doramaar from #netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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All in all, I recommend this text as a guidebook for exploring small-scale woodworking/-shaping. The emphasis is on craftsmanship by hand, & it's not effective as a reference text since it's structured around specific projects, but I'm an atypical reader of books of this sort. Those with an interest in jewelrymaking will appreciate its projects & insights into the medium of wood. I received an ARC from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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I hit ten thousand Litfluence!!!

To celebrate, i‘m going to host a #Giveaway! I‘ll send 3 surprise books to one Litsy member on November 5. Open internationally!

To enter, comment/post & tell me about your Halloween costume. If you aren‘t going to dress up this year, tell me about your favorite Halloween costume from childhood, or what you would be if you were going to dress up.

Don‘t forget to tag me @REPollock & include the hashtag #big10k

Brooke_H @REPollock My fave costume ever was my Ewok costume in 5th grade my grandma sewed for me. 😂 #big10k 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm @REPollock Congrats on your 10k Litfluence! 🎉👏✨ My favourite Halloween costume from childhood was a pirate. Loved brandishing the sword 🗡 my mom and I made from cardboard! #big10k (edited) 1mo
candority Congratulations @REPollock! I had so many great costumes when I was a kid. My parents and I would spend hours making them! One of my favourites was when I was a spider. We made giant legs using PVC pipes and foam 🕷 #big10k 1mo
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REPollock @LitsyHappenings can I get a boost? 1mo
Jerdencon Congrats on 10K! #big10k I'm not a big costume person but one of my faves was the year I worked in a special education preschool and as the psychology department (there were 4 of us) we went as a “bunch of nuts“ - I was a cashew!! One of my coworkers made it! We also had a walnut, peanut, and acorn! (edited) 1mo
AmyG Congrats on your milestone! I don‘t plan on dressing up....and where I live in CO they hardly do anything for Halloween. But....I have 3 kids and I saved their graduation gowns from ALL the graduations....thinking if we ever need to dress up for Halloween. But I never needed to use them. I still have 2....just in case. 1mo
TheLibrarian Congrats on your milestone! I will not be dressing up this year but would love to go as Death from Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman one year. 1mo
EKonrad Not dressing up this year but if I did, I saw some Golden Girls costumes that looked so fun! 😊😊😊 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🍾🎉🎊 1mo
SamTwedt My favorite past costume was Charmander 😍. 1mo
Avanders Congrats!! 🎉🎊 I‘m not dressing up this year, but I‘m sending my 2 yo as the cutest little fireman 😁😁 My favorite as a kid was prob my 5th grade costume... I went as a leper... I even used latex on my face to get the skin peeling!!! 😳🤭🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Marmie7 Congratulations! I posted a pic earlier, my fav costume was Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd. 1mo
Crazeedi Congrats!!👏👏🎉🎉🎉 1mo
gradcat You are one extremely generous Litten—seems like you‘re always hosting a giveaway—good for you, woman! I love that you do that...happy, happy, HAPPY 10K!! 😘 🥂 1mo
Michollio Congrats! This year for work I'm going as an identity thief -- black clothes with name tags all over my shirt that have different names on them 1mo
Dolly Congrats!!🎉🍾My favorite Halloween costume is a little kid dressed as a slug complete with a trailing plastic bag slime trail. I‘m in stitches every time I see it. 🤣😂🤣 2w
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Fruit
Witches
Treat
Halloween party
Skeletons
Neither
Corn maze
Actual disguise
Pumpkin pie
Dark forest, no contest
Black cats! 🖤
Pumpkin spice
If I‘m going to do anything, I go to a goth club.

#thisorthat

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Listen, Listen | Kate Wilhelm
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1. And commuting!

2. Supposedly, but I haven‘t found it yet. There were loads the summer I spent in Minneapolis!

@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView Commuting is a great way to enjoy audiobooks!😊 1mo
jb72 It certainly used to save me on commuting days when I lived in Tampa. 1mo
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Next paper book?

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Sage Advice | Lois Kerr
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I just signed up for NetGalley and I‘m overwhelmed. How do you even find books to request?

Morr_Books I searched one or two of my favorite genres or I searched by a few of my favorite authors that I knew had books coming out. 1mo
Morr_Books Have fun! 1mo
batsy I am pretty much overwhelmed ever since I joined! I typically search by genre or publisher I'm interested in. 1mo
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The hypersensitive touchscreen midscroll on the new update is really annoying. 👎

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! 😫😫😫 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Yes it is! I just got a new phone today and am now seeing what everyone is talking about! Your students costumes look amazing! 1mo
Kaila-ann Those are beautiful 😍 1mo
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Alfoster Wowie!👏👏👏👏 1mo
LapReader Litsy is not relaxing anymore! 1mo
Suet624 @lapreader It‘s not just Litsy either. It happens on my other apps too. 1mo
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Bailedbailed

Bailing at 50% because even though the factual information is interesting, this is a memoir and it‘s clear that this woman is the type of person I avoid at parties.

PerksOfBeingABookworm 😂😂😂 what a great review 1mo
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Bailedbailed

I have to admit that I‘m bailing on this one as well. I drifted away from it and going back to it feels like too much effort. 😐

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Next ebook!

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Master and Commander | Patrick O'Brian
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1. Patrick O‘ Brian‘s Aubrey/Maturin series
2. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
3. Nope
4. I don‘t plan the meals, & the beau is a great cook so all of them?
5. He likes biographies of scientists

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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Fashion History: A Global View | Linda Welters, Abby Lillethun
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This volume positions itself as a beginning to expand the view of "fashion history" to more of a global position. It's scholarly but not unreadably dense or full of unfamiliar jargon (they spend a chunk at the beginning defining the terms they will use to talk about their topics). It's not a long book, but it's a big book and an eye-opening book for scholars of dress and adornment who might have been unaware of their own presumptions.

rather_be_reading whoa! 😍 1mo
rather_be_reading whoa! 😍 1mo
batsy That is beautiful! 1mo
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Another one for work.

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Four contenders for the #lmpbc nonfiction round-robin read. What do you think, fellow group members?

I‘ll tag the other three books in comments after I post.

@Kaila-ann @Sbk89 @jb72

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jb72 Pandora‘s Lab sounds good to me too. 1mo
Sbk89 They all look intriguing! But Pandora‘s lab especially ✋🏻 1mo
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Fashion History: A Global View | Linda Welters, Abby Lillethun
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Why indeed. It always bothered me in costume history class that the professor never talked about anything to do with India or Africa or South America or indigenous North Americans or pre-colonial Australia or...