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ReadingRachael

ReadingRachael

Joined May 2016

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This book brought to my mind the CS Lewis quote “we read so we know we are not alone.” I found myself relating in so many ways to Peri as she was nearing midlife and was thinking about, struggling with, and trying to analyze how she got to where she was in life. I also very much related to the feeling of being able to “fit in“ in many places, settings, and with almost anyone, but never feeling like I quite belong or am at home anywhere.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻❤️ 3d
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A Velocity of Being: Letter to a Young Reader | Maria Popova, Claudia Bedrick
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I loved this beautifully illustrated collection of “letters to a young reader.” It contains more than 100 letters on the topic of the joy of reading, featuring letters by (among others) Jacqueline Woodson, Neil Gaiman, Jane Goodall, Ursula K. Le Guin, Richard Branson, and Judy Blume. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Untitled | Unknown
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❤️ In the Toronto, Canada region
🧡 Just hit 40 in May 😬
💛 Special Needs Work (and my local library!)
💚 Single
💙 She/her
💜 I admit, it‘s not terribly creative....my name is Rachael and I love to read!

#gettingtoknowyou

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Cottage vacation + book + coffee + very sweet dog = Bliss

Suet624 Sounds heavenly. 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Easily one of the best essay collections I have read. Alicia Elliott poignantly explores the lingering effects of colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and the crossroads of racism, poverty, mental health, and trauma. She is also an AMAZING writer.

Moray_Reads This sounds great! 3mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Book: Wild
Movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Song: Twinkle twinkle little star

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🏕😊 3mo
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ReadingRachael
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These books were my first time reading manga and they provided for a fantastic first experience. In this 2 volume series a single father and his daughter, play host to the father‘s deceased brother‘s husband (who has traveled from Canada to Japan to meet them.) The volumes explore the hurt, pain, shame, and sense of dislocation caused by the unspoken intolerance of homosexuality in Japan (certainly applicable elsewhere.) Highly highly recommend!

readordierachel Yay! I loved these too. 8mo
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1. 🇨🇦
2. 🇫🇮 Just finished tagged book
3. 🇷🇺 Tolstoy (Hard to choose just one author! Tolstoy is my go to when asked to pick just one.)
4. 🇬🇧 Got to visit the UK last September 😃

@wanderinglynn #hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 11mo
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Take Me to Your Leader | Ian Harrison
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Had to grab this little pin this week at a local bookshop!

readordierachel Cute! 👽 11mo
elyseh Cute!! 11mo
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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey | Ziauddin Yousafzai
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Malala, in the forward of this book written by her father, describes him as “the personification of love, compassion, and humility.” I feel these characteristics shine throughout this entire book. Ziauddin Yousafzai has an amazing awareness of his own thoughts, feelings, strengths, and weaknesses which seem to give him an astounding degree of both wisdom and empathy. This was such an inspiring read. Highly recommend!

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The Little Prince (Unabridged) | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Finally got to around to reading this little gem. It is funny, sweet, and thought provoking. I will read again both for enjoyment as well as to try to catch more of the messages, pondering, and ideas Saint-Exupéry was hoping to convey.

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I‘ve been having a lot fun getting lost in this beautifully illustrated guide! I somehow always end up spending more time flipping through its pages then I originally intend 😂

elyseh Welcome to Litsy!💚💚 11mo
ReadingRachael Thank you! 11mo
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