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ncsufoxes

Joined June 2020

Loves: coffee, the beach, social justice, historical fiction & non-fiction. goodreads.com/goodreadscomjebfox
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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I am guessing this is from one of the swaps I signed up for but there is no hashtag on it. I‘m hoping someone can confirm.

bookish_wookish Is there a return address? 8h
ncsufoxes Yes, the name is S Laird 7h
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The tagged book is my daughter‘s favorite series of books (she‘s 6 & obsessed with unicorns). Anyhow 5 kids books tonight for 126 points (I didn‘t have the energy to count the words, maybe later & add to my total). #wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

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December #bookspin bingo board, my goal is to try & read as many holiday related books as I can for the month. Not sure if it‘s going to lead to any bingos. Just a few days left for the Fall semester & then I‘m off for a few weeks (although not really off since I need to finish my thesis)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!!! 2d
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Star Wars The Legendary Yoda | Catherine Saunders
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#festivephotochallenege- red & white, Yoda candy cane holder (11 points) #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021

Clwojick So fun! I love this! 2d
Chrissyreadit @BookwormAHN this made me think of you! 2d
BookwormAHN @Chrissyreadit Yes, love it 💚 2d
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5 kids books for tonight (126 points), 71 word search words (710 points) & we watched Duck the Halls Mickey Mouse cartoon (6 points). For a total of 842 points #wintergames2021 #mistletoe maniacs

Clwojick Woohoo! 2d
StayCurious Wow! Way to go! 2d
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November #bookspin board, no bingos for the month but read 4 books for the month. More progress than the last few months.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2d
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@bookish_wookish put my #littlechristmasswap package in the mail today. Expected delivery day is 12/8

bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄 2d
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@MaleficentBookDragon put my #Jolabokaflodswap package in the mail, should arrive Monday

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Clwojick Pretty! 3d
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Pick a Pine Tree | Jarvis, Patricia Toht
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#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs my daughter & I read 5 Christmas books at bedtime (126 points), counted words for the word search (360 points) & we watched Mickey‘ Twice Upon a Christmas (6points). Total of 492 points

Clwojick Way to go! What a great start to the event! ❤️❤️ 3d
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This was a quick read for me. It was a lot of good basic information about boundaries but nothing too in-depth. She briefly mentioned attachment & ACEs but didn‘t go into how much they can have an impact on your boundaries/relationships (which would have been a very different direction for this book). Overall it had some good tips. Gave me things to think about as I finish grad school & go back to the working world. #bookspin book

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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December #bookspin book list

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Christmas books ready for next month, part of my TBR list. I am not a huge romance fiction fan, expect at Christmas time. 26 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames

BookBosomed1 I just finished A Season…it was more delightful than I anticipated. I‘m not a huge romance fan. The book is witty! 1w
keys_on_fire I‘m not a romance reader except at Christmas as well. I hope I can read enough to help out the team! 1w
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I started this book the other day. I figured it was perfect for this time of year (I have a MIL with lots of boundary issues). So far it‘s been a quick/interesting read.

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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I forgot to take a photo before I put it in the mail. This book is on its way to you @BookBosomed1 It should be there on Monday

BookBosomed1 Awesome! 1w
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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This was my #LMBPC selection for round 13. I loved this book. It was fascinating that Native American women would sew seeds into their skirts when they were forced off their lands. This allowed them to provide food for their families, especially since the government gave them meager rations on the reservations & food they were not accustomed to. This book covers some of the past as well as the current dangers of genetically engineering food & the

ncsufoxes Effects it has on heirloom seeds & our food supplies. #bookspin 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2w
Laughterhp Sounds good! Can‘t wait to read this one! 2w
kellyann28 This sounds great! Can't wait for it 🎉 2w
BookBosomed1 I received the book in the mail! (edited) 3d
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Good, short book on the basics of Autism. I liked that he highlighted the positives of Autism. The initial diagnosis for parents can be so overwhelming & upsetting for some. I felt that this book gave some good insights as to what a child might be experiencing ie, Sensory Processing wise. There is definitely not a lot covered but he is also a doctor from the UK & the system in the US is very different.
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3w
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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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I usually have a book on my iPad that I read at night & usually fall asleep after a few pages. I‘ve been “reading” this book for a few months now. I have was determined to finish this weekend & finally finished it up. It was an ok story, kind of dragged on. If I hadn‘t been taking forever to read it I probably would have bailed. Not a great murder mystery. Long back story & then the last 20 pages or so everything happens. So I gave it a so-so.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4w
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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November #bookspin bingo board, looking forward to reading the tagged book. I think I‘m just looking forward to everyone having a week off this month, no alarms, no getting kids to & from school. Although I still have meetings & such Thanksgiving week

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks great!!! And yes, a few days with a relaxed schedule can make a HUGE difference!! 1mo
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I read Naoki‘s first book years ago & loved it. Naoki provides insight into the world of a nonverbal Autistic person. I read a lot of books about Autism since my middle child is on the Spectrum. I am also currently doing a leadership graduate training program with a focus on Autism. So I read & listen to lots of experts in Autism, which is helpful. But there is nothing that can replace what the experiences are of an Autistic person. #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! And I love this cover!! 1mo
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October #bookspinboard,2 books & 1 bailed book for LMBPC. Not much progress for the month since I was preparing for my thesis proposal defense (which I passed, woohoo). But a lot of time was spent editing & such. 5 more weeks left in the semester & then a month off, then 2 more classes & I‘m done (which is still surreal)

Julsmarshall Congratulations on passing your thesis proposal defense! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress this month!!!! 1mo
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I didn‘t finish this book for my last book of LMPBC, Round 12. It was part that I couldn‘t get into the book (I struggled with the jumping back & forth) & I just ran out of time (I spent most of the month preparing for my thesis proposal defense). Sorry that I didn‘t get to give great input. I‘ll put the book in the mail this week.

sharread Okay thank you. ❤❤❤ 1mo
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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Finally posting my November Bookspin list, whew. I‘m excited about reading the tagged book since it was my choice for the next round of LMPBC. Looking forward to a week off at Thanksgiving & maybe doing some extra reading.

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The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
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Sorry it‘s taken me a while but I finally picked my 4 choices for LMBPC Round 13. Let me know what your thoughts are

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BookBosomed1 I‘m down with whatever. My first choices would be The Seeds… or Sweetness of Water 1mo
Laughterhp I haven‘t read any of these, so I‘d be okay with any. My top choice is the Seed Keeper. 1mo
kellyann28 I haven't read any so I'm fine with whatever you pick! 1mo
ncsufoxes Ok, I‘m going to go with The Seed Keeper. It seems really interesting & just came out 1mo
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While this was not really a thriller it was an interesting look at gentrification. Gentrification has been seen as a way to improve communities (at least that‘s the spin put on it) it goes much deeper. Lots of families & communities (particularly people of different races) that have lived in areas for generations can become displaced. Anyhow overall I enjoyed the book & the spin the author put on an otherwise difficult subject. #bookspin

ncsufoxes The Urban Displacement Project has lots of interesting info on this subject matter, https://www.urbandisplacement.org/gentrification-explained 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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#bookspinbingo board for October, not sure what progress I‘ll make this month. I enjoy the challenge of trying to get some reading done (7 months till I finish grad school, is it too early to start counting down). I started reading the tagged book & liking it so far

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! I have this book on my TBR as well!! 2mo
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My one book for the month. I have been editing my thesis proposal, which I am getting ready to defend so that has been taking all of my time up. Every time I try & read at night I fall asleep after a page or two, so I haven‘t made much progress. Hoping to squeeze in more free reading time next month.

fredthemoose That‘s so exciting! Can I ask what you‘re studying? 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it's a challenge to find reading time at all!!! Great progress!!! 2mo
ncsufoxes @fredthemoose I am doing my Master‘s in Child & Family Development. My thesis is seeing if adverse experiences (ACEs) can be used as a predictor for self-regulating behaviors in preschool aged children. 2mo
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October book spin bingo list, not sure if the top or bottom will show up. Not having much free time to read with school & all but I‘ll keep trying to get a few books read

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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This was between a pick & so-so for me. There were definitely different parts of the book that were difficult to read (depression, trauma, suicide). I have not read any books (that I recall) by a trans author. I have been trying to expand the stories that I read as I continue to commit to JEDI (justice, equality, diversity, inclusion) principles. I feel that stories that come from a different perspective are important to read, even when difficult

ncsufoxes @sharread I put this in the mail the other day, so it‘s on its way to you 2mo
sharread @ncsufoxes okay thank you. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf | Lois Ehlert
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@MittenGirlPeach thank you for all the fall goodies & books. I haven‘t read any of them, although it‘ll probably be a few months before I can read them. Sorry for the late post, it‘s been a busy day of training & trying to do thesis edits. Thank you again for the lovely package

Avanders Yay!! 😍😍🍁🍂🧡 Also - I loved 2mo
MittenGirlPeach I‘m so glad you haven‘t read any of the books! I sleuthed your goodreads page heavily, so that was my goal. Now hopefully you like them all! I‘ve read and enjoyed all of them. Still Life is fantastic, of course, but The Right Man is a terrific first in a mystery series centered on two very different women. Great characters. Enjoy! 2mo
ncsufoxes @MittenGirlPeach I actually haven‘t read a lot of cozy mysteries that was why I put it as my general theme. I‘m excited to read ones that I don‘t know about. I haven‘t read any Louise Penny books but everyone seems to love her books. I‘m in grad school & getting ready to defend my thesis proposal so my time is a little short on extra reading right now. But they‘ll be a nice to read over holiday break. Thank you again! 2mo
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Finished one big book on attachment, now the next book for an attachment class I am taking this semester. It‘s very science and thorough on neurological processes. Interesting but hard to read for long periods

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It‘s taken me a few months of reading on & off but I finally finished it. If anyone is ever interested in all the beginning key people involved in attachment theory this is a great book. It also discusses many of the contemporary researchers in the field currently. It was a good& thorough overview of how the theory came to be & how it has been reshaped over the years (but still true to its roots).

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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf | Lois Ehlert
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Mailed out my #FFFS box today via priority mail, should arrive Tuesday (9/14). I realized I forgot to put my Litsy name on the outside. So @kimmypete1 it‘s from me

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧡🍂🍁🍁🍂🧡 3mo
kimmypete1 I got it! Thank you! Can‘t wait till opening day! 😁 3mo
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September #bookspinbingo board. Oh how I would love to read all of these books but alas life is too busy, but I will try to read a few. In addition to kids back in school, graduate school, I have been accepted into a graduate training program. I will be doing seminars on leadership in neurodiversity and clinical rotations so I‘m very excited but also about to be even busier.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 3mo
Avanders Hello! Checking on #FallingForFallSwap #fffs package — all packages were supposed to be shipped by this past Wed 9/8. I may have missed your notice… but can you verify when your package was shipped? Thanks! 🍁🍂 3mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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My sad August #bookspinbingo board, one book read for the month. It was a super busy month with lots of appointments for kids & getting ready for school. Two of my kids started back in the middle of August (other one doesn‘t start till after Labor Day). I forgot how exhausting it is driving kids back & forth to school & everything in between. It‘s been a big adjustment & I‘m still working on my schedule. Hopefully next month will be better.

Julsmarshall You got one 😄 And back to school is hard, especially this year! 3mo
ncsufoxes @Julsmarshall back to school is normally exhausting but after being home for 18 months we forgot what it‘s like to get out the door every day. I forgot how exhausting it is driving everyone back & forth. It‘s been an adjustment 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Some months it's just a challenge to keep your head above water!!! Still great progress getting a book checked off & hopefully you are able to find your new groove in September!!! 3mo
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Bailedbailed

I hated to bail on this book since it was a #LPMBC book but I just couldn‘t get into it (or past page 50). It was interesting but I had a hard time focusing. I‘m not sure if it‘s because things got so busy in August with kids getting ready to go back to school & then starting or what. I have been a real reading funk all month long. Finally got it in the mail. @sharread it‘s on its way to you, should be there by Friday. Sorry to not finish the book

ncsufoxes I hated to bail too because I never give up on books. I hope that everyone else enjoys it. 3mo
sharread Okay thanks. ❤❤❤ 3mo
Amiable Hey, not every book works for every reader! Glad you gave it a go. 3mo
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#bookspin list for September, I have been in a reading funk for the month of August. I have had too much going on between working on my thesis, going back to school, kids back to school, & everything in between. I am hoping I can do a little more reading to have some down time this month

TheAromaofBooks So aggravating when life interferes with reading!!!! 3mo
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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@Kdgordon88 thank you for the lovely swap! I actually opened this a few days ago but life has been so busy with my kids starting back to school I hadn‘t had time to post it. I love everything, looking forward to reading this new book (although I‘ve been short on time lately). Thank you again for a great swap. #merryunbirthdayswap @aperfectmjk thank you for hosting! Always such fun to do swaps 😊

Kdgordon88 I'm so glad you like it. ☺ 3mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Walt Disney
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@curiouserandcurioser your #MerryUnbirthdaySwap is finally in the mail. I mailed it priority so it should be there early next week. Sorry I ran out of time last week & this week has been a week full of appointments, meetings, & so on as my kids get ready to go back to school next week.

curiouserandcurioser @ncsufoxes no worries! I am so very excited and so grateful to be receiving your box💜 4mo
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@Kdgordon88 my packages arrived the other day. I haven‘t opened them yet. My actual birthday is this week, so I‘ll probably open them soon. 😊

Kdgordon88 I‘m glad they arrived safely. Enjoy! 4mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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August #bookspin bingo board. So many books I‘d like to read, so little time

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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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July #bookspin board. I read 6 books for the month, 2 bingos, read both my #bookspin book & my #doublespin, first time that has ever happened. Hood Feminism was my favorite book for the month.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great month!! 4mo
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I hate that I waited so long to read this book, so insightful. I‘ve worked in underprivileged communities & this book expresses everything I‘ve witnessed in working with families. It touches on so much to education, poverty, housing, disabilities, food insecurity, & much more. My favorite quote is “taking the risks inherent in wielding privilege to defend communities with less of it, and it means being willing to not just pass the mic but to….

ncsufoxes sometimes get completely off the stage so that someone else can get the attention they need to get their work done.” As a woman of privilege I try to use my voice as much as I can to advocate for others. As I continue on my journey of growth & understanding I‘m happy to have books like this to help me grow & help others. 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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August #bookspin list, school starts for my kids in 3 weeks & grad school starts back at the end of August for me. So not sure how much reading will happen but going to try & fit in as much as I can as we enjoy the last few weeks of summer

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4mo
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Today is the 31st anniversary of the passing of the ADA and it‘s also #disabilityawareness month. Some of my favorite books, good beginners of disability history, stories (I have a ton of other books on parenting, activity books, so on). If you are interested in learning more about disability rights, How to Be an Antiracist podcast recently did a great one on Ableism (which of course helped me find more books to read) #Integrateyourbookshelf

ChasingOm Awesome! These are all on my TBR. 😅 4mo
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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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Finally finished my #LMPBC book & one more #bookspin book down. I have mixed feelings on this book, on one hand it was very thorough & interesting to see how much Julia Child kept track of or remembered about her life. On the other hand, it was very, very detailed, which got to be not as enjoyable to read. I liked the book & definitely learned more about Julia Child. She revolutionized how people viewed French cooking and even cooking in general.

ncsufoxes Good overall but I have realized that I am not that adventurous of an eater when she was describing some of the meals. On its way to you @sharread 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4mo
sharread Can't wait. Thanks 4mo
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Not exactly a fun read but very interesting. My middle child has a long list of diagnoses (mostly mental health related). He‘s a preteen so we don‘t have definitive answers. Anyhow doctors don‘t really give you lots of answers or advice about young kids with severe mental illness. I read & seek out books to final answers, find some sense of relief. There is no real guide map for what we or our son is going through. Although schizophrenia is not…

ncsufoxes a diagnosis for my son, it was still an interesting read. I still found plenty of pages to mark & reference back to. She had an interesting perspective from being a person that works in mental health research as well as a person receiving services. Good, quick read for me but still hard subject matter. One more #bookspin book for the month 5mo
mandarchy My son is also preteen and has a potential diagnosis of prodome schizophrenia. It's really hard to wrap my brain around. I read this book as well as many others. I recommend the class family to family through a local NAMI chapter. The best thing we can do is learn how to respond to behaviors so we don't frustrate ourselves. I how you have lots of support and understanding. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 5mo
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I was talking to my thesis advisor & saying that I was trying to read more about attachment theory (since I‘m undergrad you learn about theories but don‘t go in depth). My thesis in part focus on parenting & attachment to see if it acts a buffer. Anyhow since you essentially become an “expert” in this area I knew I needed to read more. She suggested this book…it‘s interesting but definitely a chunkster at 400 pages

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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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As I have been reading more about Attachment theory (since it‘s part of my thesis), this story really resonated with my research. When Blythe has a hard time attaching to her daughter because of her past trauma & lack of attachment with her own mother it leads to (extreme) consequences. The book touches on the cycle of trauma and how it can be hard to break from. People think that parenting just comes naturally but this book showed a different

ncsufoxes Side when someone comes from a traumatic background. As a researcher in child & family development I found this book interesting & highlights some of the issues surrounding trauma, attachment, parenting. I liked the book & it was a quick read for me but definitely not a perfect book but I enjoyed it. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 5mo
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Finished reading this while my youngest was in speech therapy. Flying back from the east coast to the west coast slowed down my reading since I have started falling asleep while reading. Anyhow, short book & a fun read. It was a sweet story about college sweethearts & what can happen after having kids & changing careers or in this case going back to school (which I can relate to as my husband when back for his PhD when our oldest was 2).

ncsufoxes First #bookspin book down for the month of July 5mo
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