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TsahaiMakeda

TsahaiMakeda

Joined May 2016

Words are free. It's how you use them that may cost you.
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This is intense and raw and real! Great writing.

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This is really matter-of-fact storytelling. Great read. Wonderful detail.

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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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This! Great story telling and I loved the way the characters flowed in and out of the stories.

sprainedbrain This sounds amazing. 12mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Phenomenal book. Mrs. Obama captures and shares her personal story in a way that allows you to see Michelle and The First Lady.

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The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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Because...library book sales are everything...and this book made me want to write real life love stories. 💖📚💖

TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 2y
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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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Because...who doesn't love a good library book sale 💖📚💝

Julsmarshall Oooooh, you‘ve got some great ones in that stack! 2y
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I can‘t even find the words. Read it!

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Ghana Must Go | Taiye Selasi
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Loved this! Structure was a little quirky but was still able to go with the story.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Loved this book! Great storytelling, characters with depth and personality, and a love story all mixed up nicely. Loved it!

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The Devil in Silver | Victor LaValle
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Woah! This is some good storytelling here!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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So. I write stories and stuff. But, this bit of storytelling here🤭🤭💖💖. String and tragic and beautiful and full of truths that we cover. This kind of storytelling is what storytellers work to do!

Lacythebookworm Loved it! 😍📚 2y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Oh. My. God. This is by far some of the best-BEST-writing I have read in my life thus far! I don't even know what else I can say. Read it!👌

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The Thing Around Your Neck | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Enjoyed this collection of stories. Real and engaging.

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The Turner House | Angela Flournoy
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This was such a great read! Flournoy carries all the characters throughout the entire story. Not easy to do! Superb writing here.

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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I should be reading...#MFA #SLC #SarahLawrence

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The Known World | Edward P. Jones
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When you come home from a long 2 days of travelling to find do that a Pulitzer Prize winning author has sent you some goodies as he promised. 🤓💖📚 #writerswrite #writergoals #writersread

Buddys_Momma How cool!!!💜💜 2y
RaimeyGallant Nice! 2y
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This is a pivotal moment in my life, as a person and as a writer. #AWPisLit

Donna_sBookMinute Oh my!! She's a treasure. Enjoy. Looking forward to more of your posts of conference activities. 📚👏🏽📚❤ 3y
rachellayown 👍👍👍 3y
JSW 😍 3y
Buddys_Momma Awesome 💜👍🏽 3y
[DELETED] 3560995899 Hi Tsahai, the #LitsyTavern has been trying to get ahold of you via email and Slack! 3y
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Locomotion | Jacqueline Woodson
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At #AWP listening to Ms. Woodson talk. 🤓📚💖

rachelm Me too!!! 3y
TsahaiMakeda No way! I'm sitting on the back wall charging my phone 😂😂 3y
rachelm Hahah! I'm in a denim shirt in the second row. I'll high five you on the way out 😋 yay AWP 3y
TsahaiMakeda I've got to go cover my shift at my school's table in the Bookfair. I'll be at the Sarah Lawrence table #765 if you want to pop by @RachelM 3y
rachelm You bet! I'll be at the book fair around 3. Have fun shaking hands 3y
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Out for dinner and a movie with the Hubs and saw this and thought of you @MrBook #MrBookBookBabeKitchen

MrBook 😳... *blink blink* ... 😱😱😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!!! Take out the peppers and this looks aMAAAzing! Thank you for sharing 😊👍🏻👍🏻!! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute This. Looks. Amazing‼️♥️🍽. I'm going to make this. 3y
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Nice storyline with great tension and great characters. This was another #readwithmyears #audiobooklife

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The Lullaby Sky | The Lullaby Sky
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This was a feel good read (listen via Audible). Recommend if you want a comfy cozy book with just the right amount of conflict and a satisfying end.

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I'm so utterly and completely stoked right now that I don't even know what to do with myself. Master Class at school tomorrow with the phenomenal ZZ Packer 🤓 📚 💖 😯 😯 🤗 🤗

LauraBeth Wow! 😺 3y
TsahaiMakeda She is more amazing than I expected. Awesome teacher, wicked smart, and very VERY humanly accessible. 🤓📚💖 3y
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THIS BOOK!!!! OMG! Full of suspense and pullllllllllssss you along but in such a wonderfully enticing and dramatic way. What a complete and while story. Very well written and was particularly nice as an audio book. All characters were fleshed out so well. If you love crime/suspense/thrillers you'll really dig this one!

LeahBergen Sounds good! 3y
Stephanie-Anne You're quite convincing! 😀 3y
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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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This was a cool listen. Very sci-fi with real life elements. The storyline was string enough that I felt it could've been longer. Was intriguing nonetheless and kept me engaged.

Donna_sBookMinute I enjoyed listening to this one too. Yes, it should've been longer. 3y
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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Just got in from a long and drawn out drive to find my#TheLitsyTavern package waiting for me 🤓📚💝

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Sweet Land Stories | E.L. Doctorow
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"A House On The Plains", tonight's homework for Fiction Workshop. This is a good read. The mechanics of storytelling are utilized really well.

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Daughters of Palatine Hill | Phyllis T Smith
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Great listen on audiobook. Historical fiction with twists, turns, conspiracies, affairs, and murder. Kept me completely engulfed and invested. Wonderful!

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Part two of my haul. 🤓📚📚📚📚📚💝💝💝. You can't see it but Phillipa Gregory's, The Red Queen, is there on the bottom.

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Lost in the City | Edward P. Jones
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Sooooooo. I went to my first Library Book Sale today in Danbury CT. 😯. It took everything in me to control myself. One of two stacks. 25 books for $25. 😮🤗🤗🤗

britt_brooke The Things They Carried 💙 3y
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Gorilla, My Love | Toni Cade Bambara
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#somethingborrowed. Both a library AND borrow from someone. My professor, Carolyn Ferrell, loaned it to me as a part of our process. 🤓📚💝#booktober

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Professor has us in this, as well as Paris Review, for the semester. I must say that these stories are wonderful! 🤓📚❤️

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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Getting ready to listen to her speak about the craft! #lovesarahlawrence #writersread

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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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This book here. Excellent on all fronts. Story was great. Narration was great. Right amount of angst, drama, and love. I am going to read the actual book when I get a chance.

Donna_sBookMinute @TsahaiMakeda -- I enjoyed listening to this book immensely. And I'll definitely add the print edition to my collection. Beautifully written. 3y
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The Good Neighbor | A. J. Banner
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Really nice read/listen. Just enough suspense and the twist was fleshed out really well as I did not see it coming.

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House by the Lake | Ella Carey
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This was a really good story. Fleshed put pretty well with believable characters. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen.

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The Paris Review | Paris Review, George Plimpton
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Sooooooo. School started (MFA here I come) and my reading for sport has come to a halt. I am reading, however, some really great journals for class. Oh...and audiobooks are a blessing when you drive 1 hour to school. #dedicated #writergoals

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This says it all.

JSW Truth. 3y
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What beautiful detail.

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So far so good...getting some reading done in my pond 🐠 ☀️ 📚 💝

LauraBeth Lovely 😀 3y
britt_brooke Nice view! 3y
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About to get into this here...

Stevo068 Cannot recommend this book enough. It's gripping, confronting and left me blinking back tears more than once. Great writing, just a fantastic read. 3y
TsahaiMakeda I'm excited to get into it @Stevo068 3y
TherapistDeb I'm planning on picking this one up too, either now or in the fall. 3y
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I came to my basement, the coolest floor on the house, to finish up my book, but put up my new bookshelf instead...and now I'm sitting here gazing at my loves 😍📚

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜 3y
Twocougs ❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️📚❤️ 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Nice. I love shelves deep enough to hold two rows of books. Great job. 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This. Book. Is. Everything. Every woman should read this book. Fascinating and frightening all at the same time. Dystopian and real-world melted into one literary masterpiece.

kdwinchester I loved this audiobook! So wonderful. 3y
Lakesidemusing Read this back in the 80s when it was released. High time for a reread... but that will be on audio! 3y
Lacythebookworm One of my all time favs! ❤️ 3y
Gezemice Loved it - and terrified me. I am in seriously in love with Atwood. Must read all her books!!! 3y
BookishFeminist I love Claire Danes's narration of this! The flat reading really does this book justice. 3y
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This book is really getting to me...in a good way 👌

JSW It did the same to me. 3y
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When I'm Gone | Emily Bleeker
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Did this as an audio book, my first ever. Got off to a slow start but picked up fabulously and was a great read/listen.

MyNamesParadise Good to hear! My book club is doing her first book Wreckage for the month of August. 3y
booksarelove22 I am only a couple of chapters into this on audible. Hopefully it's good!! 3y
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There's about to be some changes 'round here!

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Adding this to the "Reading Now" pile.

JSW I love the whole tone of this book. It's like having my BFFS coaching me. 3y
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I brought this with me but knew I wouldn't get to it at this place. Thus why I didn't sign up for #24in48 this go round.

SusanInTiburon You made the right choice. 👍🏽 3y
quirkyreader Sweets win every time. 🐸 3y
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We the Animals | Justin Torres
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This is a fantastic, well-written, heartbreaking book. A great read about finding yourself in a world where who you are is either shunned, misunderstood, or a combination of the two. It is dripping with what it means to be unconditionally loved. Definitely recommend.

Notafraidofwords I met him in person when the book first came out and he was so eloquent ! 4y
TsahaiMakeda #recommendsday is today @Shimacrema. What do you have? 4y
TsahaiMakeda @Notafraidofwords I start my MFA in the fall and he might be a guest lecturer. Fingers crossed. 4y
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New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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I'm really digging this book!

LauraBeth I loved this book! I read it in 2012 but lately I've been wanting to re-read it 4y
TsahaiMakeda I'm enjoying it so far @LauraBeth 4y
Bori512730 Reading it now and loving it!!! He has another book that is just as good- 3y
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As a writer, I think this would be a handy resource.

MrBook As a writer, I concur 😊👍🏻. 4y
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