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Amiable

Joined May 2016

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." --C.S. Lewis / A reader and tea lover in southeastern Connecticut
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I‘m going to recommend this book, although I did have some issues with it. I thought the dialogue was a bit unrealistic (the narrator, who is supposed to be 12, talks more like an adult than most adults I know). And I felt that the story sort of lost some steam in the last 50 pages or so. But it was still an enjoyable read with a narrative that propels you forward.

Tanisha_A Tree lights. 😍 9h
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Day 8 of #adventrecommends ...

A favorite read of 2019

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The Border: A Novel | Don Winslow
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Day 7 of #adventrecommends

Another favorite from 2019. This is the last in a trilogy that began with “The Power of the Dog” and continues with “The Cartel.”

vivastory I can't wait to read this. Cartel was one of my favorites of the year. 1d
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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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Yes? Can I help you?

#catsoflitsy

LauraJ So cuddly! 🖤 2d
squirrelbrain 😻😻😻 2d
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Day 6 of #adventrecommends ... a favorite from 2019.

Yes. It‘s a chunkster (737 pgs.) It‘s also a smart novel with big ideas that packs a hell of a punch. A sprawling puzzle that goes back and forth in time, it delves into family secrets. It touches on relationships, trust & loyalty with friends, lovers, parents & children. It‘s also a satire of today‘s politics and media with timely observations and insights captured in a clever way.

Megabooks One of my all time favorites! Fantastic audiobook! 3d
Amiable @Megabooks I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! (edited) 3d
youneverarrived I think this is one of my favourites I‘ve read this year too. 2d
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Day 5 of #adventrecommends

A favorite from 2019

LeahBergen This is still waiting on my shelf. 😬 4d
Amiable @LeahBergen It‘s very well written. Lots of interesting information, and it doesn‘t sugarcoat the negative stuff in order to keep alive the fairy tales about the family that were started by the books and the TV show. 4d
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A memoir by Astronaut Scott Kelly about his year in the International Space Station. He also writes about his childhood and his years of training to become an engineer and a Navy fighter pilot before being selected as an astronaut – along with his identical twin brother Mark. A great read.

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The Brothers K | David James Duncan
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Day 4 of #adventrecommends ...

Ok, it‘s 736 pages. Don‘t let that deter you. This is about the Chance family as they move through their lives in the 1960s in Washington. I can't even accurately summarize the plot -- it's got baseball, religion, the Vietnam War, draft dodging, India, college campuses, and beautifully written sentences that stopped me in my tracks and enlarged my heart ... basically, it's just a really good book.

CSeydel I loved this one! 5d
Amiable @CSeydel It‘s so good! 🥰 4d
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Day 3 of #adventrecommends : 24 books you think people should know about.

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, 21, was lured from a Wyoming bar by two men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die — because he was gay. This is a series of 68 poems about his death, written from various points of views, including the fence he was tied to, the stars that watched over him as he was dying, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself.

TrishB That sounds so sad 💔 ☹️ 6d
Amiable @TrishB It‘s powerful and moving and — given that we have an administration in this country that is intent on rolling back protections for the LGBTQ community — vitally necessary. 😢 6d
TrishB Agree totally. I just don‘t know if I could read. I have stacked and see when emotionally ready. 6d
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Amiable @TrishB I did cry throughout the majority of it . 6d
Amiable @Aimeesue My gosh, I did not know that when I picked this book for today‘s #adventrecommends ! How strange. And ...magical, almost. (edited) 6d
kspenmoll This looks like a lively tribute. So heartbreaking. 5d
TrishB I felt like the universe was telling me to buy!! So I have. 5d
CarolynM 💔 5d
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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This book is getting good! I don‘t want to get off at my stop and go to work— I just want to keep riding and reading. Wonder how my boss would react if I called in “reading my book.” 😀

ljuliel Would it work if you “ accidentally “ miss your stop and get off about 7 stops later, then have to ride the whole way back ? Maybe that excuse would work. 6d
Amiable @ljuliel I get off at the terminal stop for the train. After it pulls in, it sits for about 10 minutes and then goes back the way it came. I'd have to explain why I “forgot“ to get off when the entire train emptied around me. Although I'm willing to give it a try! 😀 6d
ljuliel That‘d be funny if you were the only one sitting there when it left again. Just keep reading. If the book is that good, maybe you won‘t notice everyone else has left. 😁 6d
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Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this book so much! 6d
Suet624 This author writes lovely stories. 💕 6d
Aimeesue Pretty bag! 6d
Amiable @Aimeesue Thanks! It's my lunch bag. :) 6d
Amiable @Ashley_Nicoletto @Suet624 This is the first one I've read by this author, and I'm totally a fan already! 6d
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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The speed at which I can get into comfy pants and on the couch with a book would net me a gold medal if “Disrobing After Work” was an Olympic event. 😌

Texreader I‘d be in contention for that medal if I weren‘t trying to catch up on Litsy at the same time! 😁 7d
Leftcoastzen 😂👏 7d
Amiable @Texreader First comfy pants, then Litsy! 😀 7d
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ljuliel Funny ! The Hubster and I have that contest every night about which one puts their pjs on first. 7d
AlaMich Ha! I would be a competitor in that Olympics. My wife teases me about fast I shed my outside clothes. 😊 7d
Minimalgrl 😂😂😂 7d
Tamra Ha! Good one! 7d
BittersweetBooks Sounds like my kind of “sporting” event 😉🤣 7d
Amiable @ljuliel It‘s always me! No contest. 😀 6d
Amiable @AlaMich I would live in my PJs! If my boss would let me, that is. 😀 6d
Amiable @BittersweetBooks @tamra Hey, we gotta find the sports we‘re good at, right? 😄 (edited) 6d
Tamra @Amiable ya, because this would be one and only. 😁 6d
Cathythoughts I think I‘d come in very close behind you.... 😁❤️ 6d
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Day 2 of #adventrecommends

Every day for 24 days post a book that you think more people should know about, or post your all-time favorites.

One of my favorite reads of 2019.
@emilyrose_x

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It‘s Dec. 1, so it‘s time to start #adventrecommends ! Every day for 24 days post 1 book that you think more people should know about, or post your all-time favorites.

Today I‘m posting one of the best books I read in 2019.
@emilyrose_x

DGRachel I read this back in 2012. It was intense and so good! 1w
Suet624 I‘m so glad to see you post this. I read it when it came out and I talked it up constantly. 1w
Amiable @DGRachel @Suet624 I was so engrossed in the story that I nearly missed my stop on the train on my commute into work one day. It‘s SO good! (edited) 1w
arubabookwoman A great choice! 1w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Getting ready to dive into this one that‘s gotten rave reviews from friends and colleagues.

Lcsmcat I loved Ordinary Grace. I‘ll be interested to hear how this one is. 1w
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Stones from the River | Ursula Hegi
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Tea + pie + book = the holy trifecta. 😍

megzlynn Looks delicious! 1w
Amiable @megzlynn French Silk Pie—basically chocolate and sugar in a pie tin! So good! 1w
megzlynn @Amiable Sounds heavenly! 1w
Reecaspieces Loved this book....pie looks good too 1w
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COMPLETED for #NFNov ... the narrative was a bit uneven and repetitive, but it‘s a pick because this is a perspective and experience that needs to be heard.

#TIL: I am astounded and horrified by the number of people who feel it‘s appropriate to tell a person who is using EBT to pay for food “you‘re welcome” because the program is taxpayer-funded. 😡

@Clwojick @rsteve388

Clare-Dragonfly WOW. Does that kind of person also go around telling victims of fires “you‘re welcome”? People who drive on roads? Students at public schools? 😡 1w
Amiable @Clare-Dragonfly I feel like these types of people might actually do some of those things, yes. 😠 1w
Clwojick 9 pt. 1w
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COMPLETED for #NFNov ... “A Year in Space,” a documentary about NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his yearlong mission in Earth‘s orbit as part of a biomedical research project to see if humans have the endurance to survive a flight to Mars. Kelly‘s identical twin brother Mark remained on Earth as comparison.

#TIL: a rocket launch site must meet 2 criteria: a remote location away from populated areas and close to the equator.
@Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 9 pt 1w
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Stones from the River | Ursula Hegi
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This is one of the most powerful and emotionally wrenching paragraphs I‘ve ever read. 😢

Tamra 😟 2w
Lcsmcat Such a powerful book! 1w
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About to start one last entry for #NFNov ... although my love affair with nonfiction will definitely continue into December —and beyond! 😀

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 1 pt 1w
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COMPLETED for @NFNov . A collection of Malcolm Gladwell's writings that were originally published in The New Yorker over a period of 10 years. In the preface, Gladwell says this collection includes his favorite articles. It‘s a mix of popular sociology, psychology, economics, social history and marketing, including essays on Ron Popeil, hair color, Cesar Millan, homelessness, plagiarism, criminal profiling and pit bulls.
@Clwojick @rsteve388

thebluestocking Love this book! I bring up the fact that ketchup is a perfect food all the time. 💙😂 2w
Amiable @thebluestocking ha ha, right? I don‘t even like ketchup, but even I have to agree now that it‘s the perfect food! 😀 2w
Clwojick Way to go! 6pts 1w
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Tell Me Who I Am | Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis, Joanna Hodgkin
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COMPLETED for #NFNov . This documentary about identical twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. At 18, Alex was in a motorcycle accident and lost his memory. Marcus decided to create a narrative of new childhood memories to give to Alex in order to spare him the truth about the horrific abuse they actually suffered at the hands of their mother. The documentary is based on the (tagged) book written by the twins.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Lauraandherbooks I watched part of it the other day, got busy and haven‘t had time to finish watching it 2w
overtheedge I've been meaning to watch this.....definitely will now! 2w
Soubhiville That was remarkable and very touching. 2w
Clwojick This sounds good! I'm going to have to add it to my list. 6pts 2w
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A chapter on risk assessment for #NFNov .

#TIL: the theory of “risk homeostasis” postulates that under certain circumstances, changes that appear to make a system or organization safer in fact don‘t. Why? Because humans seem to have a fundamental tendency to compensate for lower risks in one area by taking greater risks in another. (Ex.: ABS brakes should make for safer driving. But people drive faster instead. Not safe.)

@Clwojick @rsteve388

Crazeedi Makes sense 2w
Clwojick 4 pt 2w
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A chapter about “The Art of Failure” for #NFNov .

#TIL: Though we tend to use the terms interchangeably, “panicking” and “choking” are actually opposite things. Panic is about thinking too little. Choking is about thinking too much. Choking is about loss of instinct. Panic is reversion to instinct.

 @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 4pt 2w
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COMPLETED for #NFNov ... a National Geographic documentary on the birth of Rome.

#TIL: There were more than 310 miles of aqueducts that were built to bring water into the city. 2,000 years later, it‘s still considered a marvel of engineering. For every 1 foot of building material above ground on each aqueduct there are 6 feet BELOW ground.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Velvetfur That sounds like a great documentary! 👍 2w
Clwojick 9pt 2w
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Spent yesterday in NYC with my husband. One of the stops I made sure to hit was the annual book fair at Goddard Riverside Community Center on the Upper West Side. Book publishers donate literally ROOMS full of books that the center sells at half price as a fundraiser for their programs. Here is my #bookhaul. I would have gotten more but my husband balked at carrying a heavier tote bag around the city. 😀

AmyG City of Girls is the most wonderful book! 2w
Amiable @AmyG I've been at the wait list at the library, but when I saw it was half price I snapped it up! Patience is not one of my virtues. 😬 2w
AmyG Wise decision! 2w
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Spent the day in NYC today, and of course I had to stop at the NY Public Library. Such a gorgeous place!

Susanita Many years ago I had a charming picnic with a friend at the base of the lion statue. 2w
CrowCAH I agree - gorgeous! 2w
Aimeesue Patience (or Fortitude) is looking lovely in his holiday greenery! 2w
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A chapter about “open secrets” for #NFNov .

#TIL: During WWII there was a group of propaganda analysts whose job was to listen to enemy broadcasts and figure out what the Nazis really MEANT based on what they SAID. The unit was called the Screwbsll Division.

@Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 4 pt 2w
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Chapter about the birth control pill for #NFNov .

#TIL: You know how the dial pack has a 4 week cycle —3 weeks on/ 1 week “off” when you have your period? There‘s no scientific reason for this schedule. The inventor of the Pill was a Catholic who thought he could maybe sell the Church on a pharmaceutical version of the rhythm method. And he nearly succeeded.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 4 pts 2w
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A chapter about hair products and advertising for #NFNov .

#TIL: one of the most recognizable ad campaigns (L‘Oreal‘s “Because I‘m worth it”) was created by a 23-year-old junior female ad writer who was angry because every other ad for women‘s products sold them as being necessary to attract a man‘s love and attention. So she sat down and wrote an ad slogan proclaiming that a woman can want to look good for HERSELF. 🙌🏼

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Amiable @Clwojick , can you put this into my points tally when you add up for Friday? 2w
Clwojick 4 pts! 2w
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Stones from the River | Ursula Hegi
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Two things that are necessary for my daily commute on the train: A good book and a giant travel mug filled with tea. Let‘s do this. 👊🏼

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive been wanting to read this forever- been languishing in the TBR 🤦‍♀️ 3w
Amiable @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I know! I've had this copy in my bookshelves for at least 10 years. I figured it was finally time to read the dang thing. 🙄 It's good so far, though! I'd recommend it if you want to give it a go. 3w
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An essay about ... hair color... for #NFNov . 🤷🏻‍♀️

#TIL: Apparently it‘s not enough for a woman to just be blonde —in the world of marketing for hair color products, she needs to be a particular TYPE of blonde. 😳 And also? I‘m think I‘m super glad I‘m a brunette. 💁🏻‍♀️

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Kaila-ann Good grief 🤦🏻‍♀️ lol. Yeah, I think I‘ll stick with dark hair as well. 3w
Clare-Dragonfly Are these hair colors or personality types?! 3w
Amiable @Clare-Dragonfly Um ... both? Maybe? I don‘t know —being blonde sounds way too hard! 😀 3w
Crazeedi Give me liberty or give me RED! 😂😂 3w
rsteve388 4 pts 3w
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Difficult to pick just one book for a #classicyouenjoyed but this immediately came to mind. What an important, emotional piece of literature, and how large the ideas that are contained in it. From a purely critical view of the writing itself: It's very sentimental and melodramatic, which makes sense since it was originally published in serialized form. But the narrative drives the reader forward at a steady pace. My interest never flagged.

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COMPLETED for #NFNov — this documentary about the FBI‘s only unsolved hijacking. In Nov. 1971, a man calling himself DB Cooper demanded $200,000 in ransom money and two parachutes. He jumped out somewhere over Nevada, and was never seen again.

#TIL: Based on scenarios conducted by researchers, it‘s now thought that Cooper landed in water and died on impact. But his body was never found and the case is still open.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick Interesting... I would definitely watch this! 3w
rsteve388 9 pts 3w
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Breakfast and a chapter about product pitchmen for #NFNov .

#TIL: Lewis Salton, the founder of the company that would go on to develop and sell the George Foreman Grill, escaped from the Nazis with a rare English stamp from his father‘s collection which he sold to parlay into an appliance factory in the Bronx.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick I have heard so many good things about this author, but have yet to actually read anything by him. I need to change that. 🙈 3w
Amiable @Clwojick Oh, he‘s really good! I particularly liked 3w
rsteve388 4 pts 3w
LapReader I love your naughty breaky. 3w
Amiable @LapReader Shh... I was on a personal day off from work. I figure that qualifies as a doughnut day if anything does. ;) 3w
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The Last Days of Pompeii | Edward Bulwer Lytton
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COMPLETED for #NFNov — “Doomsday Pompeii,” a documentary on National Geographic about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD. Even the cat was engrossed!

#TIL: after the city was covered in ash and rubble, it disappeared from view and was forgotten for 1,500 years until it was discovered again by accident. So far more than 1,100 bodies have been excavated.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

4thhouseontheleft I really liked this documentary! 3w
MallenNC That sounds really interesting 3w
Amiable @4thhouseontheleft @MallenNC I‘ve been fascinated with Pompeii since high school Latin class —it‘s a bucket list trip, for sure! Hoping to get there in the next few years. 3w
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Lunch and a chapter about ketchup for #NFNov . 🤷🏻‍♀️

#TIL: Because a typical 5-yr-old consumes 60% more ketchup than a typical 40-yr-old, Heinz invented the EZ plastic squirt bottle to make it easier for kids to pour their own. After the bottle was introduced, ketchup consumption jumped 12%.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clare-Dragonfly I‘m surprised ketchup consumption didn‘t increase more with kids pouring their own! 😂 3w
rsteve388 4 pts 3w
batsy When I was small and my mum wasn't looking, I'd drizzle ketchup on a plate and eat it 😳 Now, I mostly can't bear ketchup 😂 3w
Amiable @Clare-Dragonfly I know, right? 😀 @batsy Ha! My oldest son used to do the same thing! He‘d put a puddle of ketchup on his plate and eat it with a spoon. It made me queasy—I hate ketchup. 😖 3w
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Starting my next pick for #NFNov . Hubby is watching football, which is literally the only thing on TV that doesn‘t distract me when I‘m trying to read. Because I don‘t care about football even one tiny bit. 🙄

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Crazeedi I definitely want to read this one!! 3w
rsteve388 1 pts 3w
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Stones from the River | Ursula Hegi
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When you‘re quietly minding your own business with your book and you get the feeling that someone is watching you ... 🧐

#catsoflitsy

Lindy 😂 3w
Scochrane26 😂😂 3w
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batsy Lol! I would so love to know what goes on in the minds of cats and dogs when they see their humans so engrossed with some square thing that is not food 😂 3w
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3w
rubyslippersreads @batsy For my cats, at least, I think it‘s “Put that silly thing down and pet/feed me!” 😹 3w
ravenlee Every page you turn, I‘ll be watching you... 3w
Amiable @batsy @rubyslippersreads When I catch her staring at me like that I think she is waiting for me to do something interesting and entertain her! 3w
Amiable @ravenlee Right? 😀 3w
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Fodor's European Ports of Call | Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
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I normally don‘t participate in these challenges because I‘m totally a mood reader, but this one piques my interest. Count me in for #readingeurope2020 , @Librarybelle and @BarbaraBB ! Does nonfiction count?

BarbaraBB Glad you‘ve signed up. NF is allowed for sure! 3w
Librarybelle Hooray! Nonfiction counts! I have a feeling I‘ll be reading a lot of nonfiction for this challenge. 3w
Liz_M I love these type of low pressure challenges -- read what you like, when you like. It encourages my reading of the existing, too long tbr 3w
Amiable @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle Great, because I love NF! @liz_m I know—the lower the pressure, the more chance I‘ll participate! 😀 (edited) 3w
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COMPLETED for #NFNov . A beautiful account of a mother‘s journey to recognition of her transgender son. Lemay alternates the chapters between the growing awareness that her child is transgender with accounts of her own upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish faith where certain expectations were made on her to live a certain way to be a “proper woman.”

#TIL: 41% of transgender people attempt suicide at some point in their lives. 😢
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

rsteve388 6 pts 3w
Amiable @rsteve388 Shouldn‘t this be 9 points? 🧐 3w
Reviewsbylola This sounds like an important perspective. 3w
Amiable @Reviewsbylola At first it felt like a distraction from the story of her son's transition at such an early age. But then it all tied together and you understand the parallels. And the last few chapters made me tear up. It's really very well done. 3w
Clwojick Yes, I'll add on 3 more points to your total :) 3w
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1. I have 5 siblings. I‘ve completed 3 marathons. I hate Disney World.
2. “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier
3. Yes, several! Wally Lamb, Dennis Lehane, Bob Woodward, David McCullough ... and Hillary Clinton! To name just a few.
4. Too cold. can always put on another sweater. There‘s only so much I can take off in public. 😬

@Alora
#litsylearn

CoffeeCatsBooks 3 marathons? 3w
Alora Hillary Clinton?! How cool!! Thank you for reposting! 💙💙 3w
Alora Is the lie that you hate Disney?! 3w
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Amiable @alora Nope! 😀 @coffeecatsbooks guesses it! (edited) 3w
jillrhudy Chalk me up as hating all theme parks for real 3w
Amiable @jillrhudy Thank you! 🙌🏼 I feel the same way. 3w
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Who doesn‘t love early Saturday mornings when the spouse is still asleep and you can relax in front of the fire with a #NFNov book and a giant mug of tea? 🤷🏻‍♀️

#TIL: Jews believe that each soul is born as a pair, male and female, who are destined to meet up on earth to fulfill their shared purpose.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

ljuliel Looks nice. Peace ☮️ and quiet 🤫. 3w
Bookwormjillk I read in bed this morning for an hour and it was Heaven. Happy weekend! 3w
AmyG I am always up early...before he husband wakes....so I can read in peace. Do you have a fireplace in your kitchen? 3w
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Amiable @ljuliel @Bookwormjillk It is heavenly, yes! @amyg Yes, we have a fireplace with a gas insert in the kitchen. And another in the living room with a pellet stove that my husband wants to convert back to a wood stove. 3w
AmyG That is heaven! 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom All I need is a fireplace. But yes, I'm up early reading before anyone in my house is awake!! It's one of my favorite times, when the house is still and I can just be. 💚💚💚 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto My Favorite also but sub coffee. ❤️❤️ enjoy you‘re morning! 3w
rsteve388 4 pts 3w
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How Hard Can It Be? | Allison Pearson
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This book can be summed up in one word: Tedious. It‘s filled with offensive stereotypes about aging, and I can‘t believe anyone (either real or fictional) could be as dense and clueless and enabling as Kate, the main character. I‘m in the same stage of life as she is, but I found her actions to be completely ridiculous and far fetched. Absolutely mind-numbing slog to get through it. 😖

BarbaraBB Great review 😂. I read another forgettable book by her! 3w
Amiable @BarbaraBB I believe this one is the sequel to the one you read! Horrible 3w
TheSpineView 🤣🤣🤣 You know cats are royalty! Us humans just have not learned that! 3w
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This has been a particularly good week for deals on e-books that fit the #NFNov challenge. Just downloaded this one from Barnes & Noble for $1.99.

@rsteve388 @Clwojick

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Getting to Know You | Jeanne McSweeney
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1. I don't know about ever, but the shortest book I've read so far in 2019 was “The Spectator Bird“ (226 pgs).
2. Longest book ever was “War and Peace“ (1,802 pgs). Every year I read a book that is 1,000 pages or more.
3. I do genealogy research, so I have books in my house from the 1800s (town histories and the like)
4. “What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation“ -- published on 11/12/19

#bookquestion #EST @ljuliel

ljuliel You‘re able to crank out those books pretty quickly, so a book of 200+ pages was probably a breeze. 😊. Now.....War and Peace....I‘ve heard is a REALLY good book. That is one.big.book. 3w
Amiable @ljuliel “W&P“ was a lot more readable and enjoyable than I expected! I took my time with it -- it took about 3 or 4 months to finish. Had to download that on my e-reader, though -- didn't want to carry that puppy around on the train to work! 😬 3w
ljuliel I can imagine. You‘d build up some powerful arm muscles 💪🏼 3w
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COMPLETED for #NFNov . I‘m not religious, so I‘m not the best person to judge it based on its ecclesiastical merits. The writing is very good, and I enjoyed the author‘s humor, wit and humanity.

#TIL: Many church leaders attempt to use the Bible to define womanhood by a list of rigid rules. But the Bible does not present a single model for womanhood. The notion that it contains a formula for being a “good” woman is a myth.
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Chrissyreadit I‘m also not religious, but really enjoyed Rachel Evans book. She died suddenly a few months ago and I consider it a heartbreaking loss. 4w
Scochrane26 I‘m glad you like this. I don‘t read many Christian books, but I like RHE & Jen hatmaker if I feel in the mood. @Chrissyreadit I think it‘s a heartbreaking loss, too. Her children (I think she had 2, maybe only 1) are so young. And she was a voice for progressive Christians. 4w
Chrissyreadit @Scochrane26 yes- she had two young children. I follow Jen Hatmaker, Glennon Doyle, and Brene Brown, because they are so positive about community. Their tributes to Rachel Evans had me bawling. 4w
Amiable @Chrissyreadit @scochrane26 I think RHE was a really good writer ... very thoughtful and insightful. I was particularly moved by her comments about the difference between charity and justice, and why Christians (and everyone, really) should be advocating for social justice. Her death at such a young age is a huge tragedy. 3w
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Alert for those with e-readers: This book is available for $4.99 today as a daily deal on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Just downloaded my copy!

#NFNov
@rsteve388 @Clwojick

Jee_HookedOnBookz Tq for sharing! 4w
Amiable @Jee_HookedOnBookz I thought it was a typo when I saw it! The book isn't even out in paperback yet. 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz It was such a good deal! I got it as soon as I saw your post! ❤️ Tq so much! 3w
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The Wednesdays | Julie Bourbeau
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1. Mellifluous
2. Depends on the series! For some, 20 aren‘t enough. For others, 5 is too many. Currently enjoying Louise Penny‘s Three Pines series.
3. Do patient education and marketing materials for a large healthcare system count?
4. @LoverOfLearning @Alora @CaseyLea

#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

Alora Yes! I totally agree with the number in the series depending on the series! Thank you so much for the tag 🤗❤️📖 4w
Eggs Yes the materials count as writing👏🏻👏🏻. Thanks for joining in 🤗📚👏🏻🤗 4w
Eggs Love mellifluous 💗 4w
CaseyLea Thanks for the tag! Spotted it late, but appreciate it 😊 4w
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The Great Book Swap | Alan Mitchell
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Just signed up for the #JolabokaflodSwap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon. Send one book and chocolate to be opened on Dec. 24. It‘s a piece of cake (and chocolate)!

rsteve388 I just signed up for this as well! Yay Christmas Book Swap! 3w
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