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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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PuddleJumper 1) I liked a lot of the characters, they just died 🤣 I found some of the secondary characters more interesting than Gideon 4w
PuddleJumper 2/3) I didn't mind the ending, I just didn't fully understand it. I did finish the book, it didn't make me want to read the rest of the series though 4w
BookwormAHN I haven't finished yet but so far I like Harrow even though she's a bitch 😸 4w
ozma.of.oz I really enjoyed this book! Gideon was my favorite, although I agree. Many of the secondary characters were worth their own stories! I don‘t know if I enjoyed the finale, but I did appreciate it. So excited for more in this series! 💜 4w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir

I'm being literally so busy :/ it's not even funny.
Still reading Gideon. How's your reading going?

BookwormAHN Slowly but still reading. 1mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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thereadingpal I must admit that I don't know if I like Gideon yet + as a person whose first language isn't English, I'm finding the writing a bit challenging. I don't know if it's the style or the language used, though. Maybe I should check if the library has a copy in Italian. 1mo
AbigailJaneBlog My dissertation is due next week so I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I look forward to the next discussion!! 1mo
PuddleJumper I stuck with this because the writing style was bizarre. The first part of the book was too slow for me, I was more interested in the intrigue aspect than Gideon 1mo
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Kenyazero I actually bailed on this book recently, so I‘m excited to see what everyone else likes about it. I didn‘t like any of the characters (Gideon‘s alright), but thought the writing style was interesting (a little clunky sometimes though). I feel like on top of disliking the characters, I just couldn‘t get into the world, AND it took so long for the actual plot to start… 😵‍💫 1mo
BookwormAHN I'm a bit behind since my library copy just came in. 1mo
thereadingpal @BookwormAHN that's alright!! i'm a bit behind too 1mo
BookwormAHN Presently I don't like any of the characters but the trials although vague are interesting. 1mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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So, if I checked the comments correctly, we've come to this conclusion: we'll read Gideon the Ninth in August! Here are the dates!!
#lgbtbookclub
@LitsyEvents

@PageShifter @PuddleJumper @ozma.of.oz @BkClubCare @MoonWitch94 @kaysworld1 @TheBookWitchON @Kenyazero @AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc @BookwormAHN

ozma.of.oz I enjoyed this so much when I first read it! I can‘t wait to see everyone‘s thoughts! 🧡 2mo
BookwormAHN I've been really wanting to read this 🖤 2mo
BkClubCare Yay! 2mo
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BkClubCare Plus, just sharing here, I have ZERO expectations nor understanding of whatever this might be about!! I bring ZERO knowledge and probably zero genre prior anything to it. Hoping this might be a good thing?! I am open to it 😃 2mo
PuddleJumper I'm excited to see other people's thoughts on this! 2mo
Kenyazero I‘m excited to see what everyone thinks of this book! I started it a few months ago and wound up bailing, which I don‘t do often 🤔 2mo
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So, for August's pick, we kind of have a problem: two books (Gideon the Ninth and This is How you Lose the Time War) have the same votes. I'm asking you to decide between these two books. I also want to talk about the last thing someone wrote. I explicitly asked you to propose books if you didn't find any of your likings, and I'm doing this alone. Furthermore, half of those books are not YA and neither were the ones from last time.

thereadingpal It made me kind of sad to see that comment. I'd like for you all to decide the titles for next month's poll at this point 2mo
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PageShifter I didn't vote for these ones on the first round (it seems I was the only one voting for The Red Files :D) but for this round I vote for this tagged book. 2mo
Nutmegnc I must have missed that exchange but sorry people are being snarky. I vote Gideon. 2mo
PuddleJumper But! I've read Gideon the Ninth so I can join in the book discussions because I have a lot of feelings 😅 2mo
PageShifter @PuddleJumper HAHAH. I hope more positive than negative 🤣 2mo
PuddleJumper @PageShifter Mostly confusion! 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog I actually voted for time war last time, but I've been seeing a lot of Gideon discourse since then so I'm gonna vote for that one. Sorry someone hasn't been happy with the suggestions - I think there's been loads of great choice! 2mo
BookwormAHN I also vote for Gideon the Ninth. I've been keeping track of all the proposed books so I can delve into some of the others later. 2mo
rabbitprincess I‘m sorry someone felt the need to be rude instead of offering another choice ☹️ I look forward to seeing what book you end up picking! ♥️ 2mo
ozma.of.oz I still vote for Time War, because I‘ve already read Gideon and loved it, but I would be delighted to participate in a discussion for Gideon anyway! ❤️ (edited) 2mo
Gissy I still go for Gideon but someone already read it, so whatever book you choose is ok🤗 2mo
Kenyazero The thought that real people don‘t read YA is 😂🫤 2mo
BkClubCare Aw, I think I missed the vote, the discussion and still haven‘t gotten the first book from the library. I‘ll vote for Gideon if it is leaning that way anyway? But I am delighted to read the other one, too. Here to support! 2mo
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Slowly getting back into the order of things!
This month, I already sent out two #litsylove letters - I have still one to answer to, but I'd love to know more members so I'll try to write more than that.
In July, I read absolutely nothing! I hope in August I'll read some books... Anyway, how's everyone?

BookwormAHN July kind of sucked for me. I got a few things read and I have an insane Litsy Love backlog and now covid. It's not a bad case but the exhaustion and coughing means I'm really not getting anything done right now. Feel free to write to me though. I do promise to eventually get back to you 😺 2mo
thereadingpal @BookwormAHN I'm sorry to hear that!!! Yeah I had letters from June 😅 But I finally got to them and it's so fun to write to someone through paper... I really want to do it more, so I'll surely write to you :D. I hope you feel better soon 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s the great thing about our group!! No pressure and no worries if you get behind! We will still be he❤️❤️ @BookwormAHN 2mo
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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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I'm so sorry for the delay with this - I got really sick and had a fever, and I couldn't do much at all because everything hurt. Luckily, it wasn't Covid. Anyway, here's our last talk for “Read Between the Lines“ by Rachel Lacey. Tell us everything on your mind regarding this book

PageShifter This was a sweet story! The only thing I wondered was why there were so many details about clothes they were wearing but not about the dog?? It was little and brown but that's all we got to know about him! This dragged a bit at some point but overall entertaining. Drama at the end was a bit stupid bit I liked how things ended. 2mo
PuddleJumper It was a sweet story. Not my kind of thing but still an okay read. I would have enjoyed it more if there was some actual tension that wasn't resolved quickly. 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog It was a fun read, but definitely not a favourite. It's a shame because I think the story could have been really good, but it just dragged for me and didn't give enough attention to the things I felt should have had attention. 2mo
ozma.of.oz I enjoyed it! It was very sweet and low stakes, which I appreciated. Romance is not something I usually pick up on my own, so I‘m glad to have taken this time to nudge out of my comfort zone! 2mo
BookwormAHN @PageShifter I also wish there were more details about the dog. But overall I enjoyed it, definitely not my usual genre. 2mo
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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey

Unfortunately, the post for today's discussion will be made tomorrow.
I've been sick all day and I can't do much at all :(

PuddleJumper Take care of yourself! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no! I hope you feel better ❤️‍🩹 2mo
ozma.of.oz Your health comes first! Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
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Hello! Sorry I'm late, but this month is being terrible to me! Anyway, here's the form to pick the book we're going to read in August: https://forms.gle/5KoGrgZtkmmHkYBS6
As always, there is an “other“ option. If you choose that one, please comment with the book you'd like to read!

@litsyevents

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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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Hello! I'm sorry for the delay, but here's the first check-in for our #LGBTBookClub July pick, which was Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey. We had to read until chapter 13.
Here are the questions, but feel free to talk about anything else that caught your eye during your reading (tag your spoilers!!!)
Again, I am so sorry for being late, life got the best of me :)

@LitsyEvents

AbigailJaneBlog 1. I think Lia is my favourite. She is a nice mix between practical and emotional, whereas I find the 2 main characters are too much either way. 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog 2. I think the pacing of the story is okay, but I think the writing itself could be a lot tighter. There are sections and conversations that drag on just TOO LONG or are overly wordy. 2mo
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AbigailJaneBlog 3. Okay I have read the end, but by the end of chapter 13 I was thinking that the whole lease thing would be a massive issue and cause loads of miscommunication and lead to them re-meeting later down the line once Rosie had found a new place. 2mo
PageShifter 1. Well I actually like both main characters but to be honest I feel like all secondary characters feel a bit same. I mean there isn't that many differences in them // they aren't really fleshed out so it's hard to say if I like one of them more than another.

2. At least the last couple chapters has been a bit slowish and the story hasn't went forward really much. I am hoping more to happen soon.
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PageShifter 3. I have actually finished the book but after chapter 13 I wasn't waiting for surprises and thought Jane would start working as a full-time author and Rose would find some solution for her store 2mo
Nutmegnc @AbigailJaneBlog 2. I‘m with AJB on this. I think the story could have been just as effective without certain sections/convos. Some parts just didn‘t seem to advance the story or characters. 2mo
Nutmegnc 1. I liked the two main characters but my fav was the dog 😬. Frankly, it‘s the same in real life, too. 2mo
Nutmegnc 3. I have also finished the book so I won‘t comment on that…yet. 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc the dog is also ideal, 10/10. 2mo
BookwormAHN I also like the dog best. I also think it's progressing a little slow. I resisted the urge to finish it so far but I'm hoping for something that is not to predictable or depressing. I really like the book so far 💜 2mo
PuddleJumper 01) Brinkley the dog because he has the most personality. I'm finding a lot of the characters too nice and very similar

02) The pacing is okay, a bit slow for my tastes and there is a lot of unnecessary dialogue

03) They live happily ever after with no conflict because conflict doesn't seem to exist in this book
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BkClubCare I am still waiting for the book - YAY the library has it AND yea? Some one else is reading it 🤪 2mo
PageShifter @Nutmegnc I also love dogs in stories but we never got information about it! It was brown and I assume small because it was also carried but else??! Felt so strange and lazy thing from the author 2mo
Nutmegnc @PageShifter I mean…all these things are true 😬. Still prefer the dog 😜. 2mo
PageShifter @Nutmegnc Hahaha, I can still get it 💞🐕 2mo
ozma.of.oz All caught up! And I like Lia and Amy both. These side characters who love and support their/sister. I love that character type. Amy‘s support of Jane‘s writing and Lia‘s encouragement of Rosie are both so fun to read! It does feel slow to me, but romance isn‘t my usual genre, so that might be a genre thing? I hope this ends happily, but mainly I want to see Jane stand up for herself to her family. (edited) 2mo
PageShifter @ozma.of.oz I don't think it's just genre, this just is a bit slow book 2mo
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Hello, just a general update!!! I'm not dead, just been really really busy with exams 🙃 I'm still reading a lot of books. How's everyone? I'm just now finding the time to answer to the many people who sent me #litsylove letters.cim so grateful to all of you!!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!! I‘m behind too! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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The Neverending Story | Michael Ende
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Here's my picks for @aperfectmjk 's #trappedonanisland challenge for the month of July! I hope you find something you like among these :D

aperfectmjk @thereadingpal thanks! I've placed several of them on hold with the library... I prefer audiobooks these days, so we'll see which one becomes available first. 3mo
thereadingpal @aperfectmjk audiobooks aren't that widespread here, especially at the library. Hope you have fun! 3mo
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Cavie | Chuck Palahniuk
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I made a new list for #bookspin July and these are my bookspin and #doublespin books.

I really hope to get them this month!

@thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 3mo
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The Book of Legends | Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Yehoshua H?na Rawnitzki, William Gordon Braude
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Sorry for the inactivity, I haven't been reading, just studying.
Anyway, happy July. As of this month, I'm joining the #roll100 challenge and these are the books that got the lucky draw!
Anyone else participating?

@puddlejumper

PuddleJumper Looks good! 3mo
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Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
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@LitsyEvents

Thank you all for voting! The winner for the first #LGBTbookclub has been chosen with a slim win. We will read Red Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey.

We will discuss the first part of the book (till the end of chapter 13) on July 15. Then we will read till the end and discuss it on 31/07.

The form for August's pick will open on 20/07

PuddleJumper Looking forward to it! 3mo
PageShifter Nice! Not the book that got my vote but this was one of them that I considered voting for 3mo
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AbigailJaneBlog Yess already have this one 😍 3mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm too behind on every one of my reading challenges to fully join, but I'll be keeping an eye on your picks too 👀💕 3mo
Nutmegnc I‘m ready!! 3mo
ozma.of.oz Woo! 3mo
thereadingpal @PageShifter there's just so many interesting LGBT+ books to read xD 3mo
thereadingpal @RaeLovesToRead i feel you!!! You're free to tag along whenever!!! 3mo
thereadingpal @ozma.of.oz :D 3mo
MoonWitch94 Sweet! Sounds good! 👏🏻 3mo
Kenyazero Great pick! Looks like my library doesn‘t have this one, so I‘ll have to read it vicariously through everyone and lurk on the book chat. 3mo
Nutmegnc @Kenyazero I found it on kindle unlimited. Do you do ebooks? 3mo
Kenyazero @Nutmegnc I do! But I don‘t have Amazon Prime because it is expensive. 3mo
Nutmegnc @Kenyazero Boo. 😢 I‘ve found a number of titles I was searching at the library and didn‘t have, were on kindle unlimited. I wonder if the library buyers check it before ordering them? And then don‘t if it‘s on unlimited? 3mo
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Here's my #bookreport for last week and #weeklyforecast for this week. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish all four books 🙄 but I think it'll be hard.

I finished two books for an exam that was nullified after I took it because according to them some people cheated. I also finished and reviewed Since Sinai.

I'm reading La banalità del bene, L'amore nell'ebraismo, and True Biz. Will start A History of Herbalism soon

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s so frustrating about your exam!!! Have a good week 3mo
rwmg How frustrating. Does it happen often in your country's education system? 3mo
thereadingpal @Cinfhen thank you!!! You too! 3mo
thereadingpal @rwmg it depends, really, on the school/uni i guess. The Government forced us to take these 24 extra credits if we wanted to teach, and the exams are really hard. A fellow student (a snitch, ugh) told the Exam Commission that questions were circulating from the previous exam session and they nullified the exam. I hadn't seen those questions. I studied 4 stupid books. It's highly unfair. 3mo
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Yesterday i didn't read much...
So far for #20in4 I've read 3h36min. This readathon is going badly lol

Oh, well. I'm so tired all the time and stressed, It's no surprise

@Andrew65

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m tired too all the time!! 3mo
thereadingpal @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Fell you, I am so behind on my studies and other stuff, and I just am too tired to do everything x.x 3mo
Andrew65 Every little helps and hope it is helping you to destress. 3mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I won't be able to read any of the other books I put in my #bookspinbingo for June (and that includes my #bookspin and #doublespin) because I got arcs that have a priority for the month... I so hope July goes better :/
How is your bingo going?

@TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t commit because I‘m a mood reader! I‘ll have a book planned next and then change my mind at the last minute 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great month!!! And you can complete your BookSpin & DoubleSpin books any time in 2022 and still get “credit“ for the giveaway!! 3mo
thereadingpal @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks oh mood, but also this month is so full of ARCs, I don't even have time to breathe and choose a book myself XD 3mo
thereadingpal @TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the info!! 3mo
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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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Italian review on my blog: https://worldofinterestsblogger.wordpress.com/2022/06/25/libri-since-sinai-shann...
In Since Sinai, Shannon Gonyou exposes herself, telling us of her experience with Judaism and Conversion, as well as her past as a Catholic and her life before and after becoming a Jew. Shannon Gonyou converted with her husband Travis, on a complex but extremely fulfilling path.

thereadingpal (cont'd) I decided to ask for this book on Netgalley because I'm converting to Reform Judaism and I wanted to read another person's experience. Gonyou got closer to Conservative Judaism in the end, but it makes little difference. As she says herself, it's always Judaism. Obviously, this book is not a manual, nor will it portray everyone's experience with Judaism, but it was still really interesting.
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thereadingpal (cont'd) There are truly many things I appreciated about this book, first of all, the honesty with which Gonyou talks about her life, from her conflictual relationship with her natural mother to the difficulty to conceive, from her life as a young Catholic - and her problems with Christianity - to her life as a Jew.
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thereadingpal (con'd) Personally, I never found myself in Catholicism, so much that I became a Pagan for half my life and, now, my path brought me towards Judaism. My relationship with religion is extremely complex, and seeing someone else with the same problem who later found herself was comforting.
Judaism and Christianity are extremely different, and by reading this book you can understand it well.
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thereadingpal (cont'd) The author often compares the two religions, in the way of behaving and in the way they made her feel. I found myself agreeing on everything, even though I didn't have some direct experiences as she had. In the end, I wasn't as involved in religion as she was.
While reading this book, I couldn't help but compare Gonyou's experience with mine.
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thereadingpal (cont'd) They're slightly different; I haven't started the classes yet because itìs not as fast as it was for her, but I found the same hospitality from the community and the same will to prove ourselves.
Furthermore, I really appreciated the chapter in which she explained her reasons and her push towards Judaism, with which I very much agreed.
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thereadingpal (cont'd) Even though every convert's experience is different, there can be some common points that make us part of the same group.
The author also tells us about part of her experience with the Beit Din, which made me understand, partially, what I should expect if I ever get to that point.
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thereadingpal (cont'd) I admit I really bonded with the author, just for her blunt honestly regarding her abortions, her eating disorder, and other extremely important themes for her and her family.
Also, the book is written in such a way you don't feel time passing, or so it was for me. One page led to another, I wanted to know more about the author and her life.
In short, I recommend this book.
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AmyG Good luck on your journey. (edited) 3mo
thereadingpal @AmyG thank you! 3mo
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It's almost midnight for me, so it ends my first day of #20in4 #readathon !
I finished Since Sinai by Shannon Gonyou, which I'll review tomorrow.
I started reading/studying Storia Sociale dell'antica Grecia by Fritz Gschnitzer and I kept reading True Biz by Sara Novic.
I also read for 2h19mins so I'm behind schedule. Oh well.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Still a good start and will be more Thani achieve on Day 1. 👏👏👏 3mo
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@LitsyEvents
Just a reminder that we're choosing the book to read! IT'S TIME TO VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! 😃 So far we have 9 votes! https://forms.gle/Mt4zXXRf34WaBkpcA
Anyone is welcome to participate.
Form will close on the 26 of June, and then I'll announce the book and make a schedule ☺️

#bookclub #lgbtq #lgbt #lgbtqbookclub

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I got some more #litsylove letters today! I'm so excited 😃
Thank you @Christyco125 @Kdgordon88 @Moonprismpower
I'll read them and answer them as soon as possible! 💚💚💚💚
Thank you for all the love

Christyco125 Yay 🎉✉️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🎉 🫶🏻🎉 3mo
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Yesterday I published the second part of the post about #lgbtq reads in my #tbr
All books are in English here, just like the first time

Link: https://booksserial.blogspot.com/2022/06/libri-lgbtq-nella-mia-tbr-parte-2.html?...

#bookrecs #bookblogger #recs

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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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We're already at the end of the month... I can't believe it. I haven't read as much as I wanted to, and I'm a bit behind on schedule. Maybe participating in #20in4 #readathon will help! My goal is to read for 20 hours in 4 days, and hopefully finish the tagged book and another two.

Thank you to @Andrew65 for hosting!!

Clwojick You‘ve got this! 💖 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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So far I've read 9/12 books I had decided to read for the #bigjunereadathon @Clwojick
This book was interesting, sort of, but slow paced and full of laws that I'll never remember lmao. Exam is tomorrow!!!

Clwojick You‘ll do great! Good luck! 🍀 3mo
rabbitprincess Good luck with your exam! 3mo
thereadingpal @Clwojick @rabbitprincess exam done! It was extremely difficult and i have to wait for the results 3mo
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@BookNAround @catiewithac I got your letters!!! Thank you so so much, it was so kind of you.
I'll answer as soon as possible 💚💚💚

#litsylove

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@LitsyEvents
So, I saw people are interested! I'd like to make a #bookclub and discuss the books we read, and I'd like to start in July.
Here's the form to choose the book for July: https://forms.gle/z4uygZpU57ioMpQ19
There's an option to give your input with a book: comment down here if you want to read a book other than the ones I proposed. Form will close on the 25th.
I hope I'm doing this right, it's the first time I do it.

PageShifter Voted :) 3mo
PuddleJumper I'm very dependent on what the library has so I've voted for the one I can get 😅 A couple books I'd suggest for future months would be Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta and These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling 3mo
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thereadingpal @PuddleJumper i totally understand!!! I'll write those titles down and will propose them for August :D 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog I would definitely like to join please! 🌼 3mo
thereadingpal @AbigailJaneBlog the more the merrier!!! 3mo
MoonWitch94 Voted! 3mo
AbigailJaneBlog Voted! 3mo
ozma.of.oz Voted! 3mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc @xicanti - interest? 😁 3mo
Nutmegnc Awesome!! I have no preference for the book. I‘m good with any of them. 3mo
Kenyazero Voted! 3mo
rwmg Only just seen this, sorry. I am interested in following along, but probably just lurking as I may not be able to get hold of the books 3mo
thereadingpal @rwmg that's alright! You can still vote, and ithooe you manage to join in in the next round! 3mo
thereadingpal @Kenyazero thank you! 3mo
thereadingpal @Nutmegnc thank you! Hope you'll have fun with the book that gets chosen :D 3mo
thereadingpal @BkClubCare thank you for spreading the word! 3mo
BookwormAHN I'd like to join in 😺 3mo
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On my blog today you cn find some of the LGBTQ+ books on my #tbr
they're all in English, so you can understand the post no problem
https://booksserial.blogspot.com/2022/06/libri-lgbtq-nella-mia-tbr-parte-1.html?...

#pride #lgbt #bookrecommendations #bookrecs

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#interestcheck
@LitsyEvents

Would anyone be interested in a monthly #buddyread or a #bookclub with discussion about #lgbtq books? I lean toward f/f or enby rep but we could all decide a book together and read it together!
I have a list of books on my TBR I'd like to get to, and if you do too, maybe we can work something out :D

PageShifter I'm interested 3mo
PuddleJumper I'd be interested 3mo
ozma.of.oz Oh absolutely! 3mo
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BkClubCare Maybe? Only because I sign up for more than I can ever participate in but I would appreciate being included. 3mo
MoonWitch94 Me 🙌🏻 3mo
kaysworld1 Yes count me in 📚 3mo
TheBookWitchON I'm interested. 3mo
Kenyazero Yes! 3mo
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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou

"I understand the urge to question converts. I do. But the answers to these questions are extremely personal and not prone to quick response. I usually end up mumbling something about "just wanting to" and changing the subject."

#judaism #jewbychoice #netgalley

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This is my update for the last day of #joysofjunereadathon
✅ I've read for 26h05 out of my goal of 20 hours
✅ Read 4/4 books (I finished Fuori dal Silenzio)
✅ Wrote 2/2 reviews

I really enjoyed the experience and can't wait for the next one! Goodnight!

@Andrew65

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Full review (in Italian) on my blog: https://worldofinterestsblogger.wordpress.com/2022/06/19/libri-how-high-we-go-in...

There are many things I liked about this novel, which deals with topics such as death, suicide, a deadly virus... Although How High We Go in the Dark deals mostly sith the relationship between people, be it relatives, neighbors, strangers.
I enjoyed the strucutof the chapters, following a person each⬇️

thereadingpal (cont'd) and I liked how different each character was. I didn't really agree with some of them, but that's beside the point. I also like the Asian/japanese representation. I've noticed I tend to read mostly from my own background and that's something I'm trying to change. 3mo
thereadingpal (cont'd) I cried during some chapters, and that emotional pull is something I don't experience a lot with reading. I also liked the writing style despite it being first pov, which I'm not used to. Overall 5/5 stars (edited) 3mo
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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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Here's my #weeklyforecast !
This week I'll be focusing on reading:
📖 Since Sinai by Shannon Gonyou
📖 True Biz by Sara Novic
📖 Il Gigante e la Maga by Laura Fiamenghi
📖 L'amore nell'ebraismo by Catherine Chalier
📖 La banalità del bene by Enrico Deaglio
as well as another book that isn't pictured here:
📖 Le sfide della Pedagogia Speciale e la Didattica per inclusione by Roberto Dainese

#italianbooks #italian #camplitsy #netgalley

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thereadingpal
Fuori dal silenzio: volti e pensieri dei figli dell'immigrazione | Federico Zannoni, Federica Filippini, Antonio Genovese
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Mehso-so

I don't have much to say about this book. Some of the interviews to immigrant children were interestesting, but I disagreed with some points being made and was baffled at the prejudices some of those kids have about Italians. Overall, meh.

#bigjunereadathon @Clwojick
#joysofjunereadathon @Andrew65

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Here's my #bookreport cuz I forgot to do it yesterday.
I finished 3 books, two of which were for exams.
I'll write the review to How High We Go in the Dark today!

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True Biz | Sara Noviac
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So yesterday I forgot to do it so here I am with my update for the #joysofjunereadathon for June 18.
✅ I've read for 23h17min out of my total goeL of 20 hours
⬜ I've read 3/4 books
⬜ I've written 1/2 reviews

How're the others holding up?
@Andrew65

#readathon #joysofjune

Andrew65 Brilliant. 👏👏👏 Just met my book target but need to read another 200 pages before midnight for my page total. 3mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 you can do it! I don't think I'll finish another book by (my) midnight but I'll surely write the review after dinner 3mo
Andrew65 @thereadingpal Thanks 😊 Will still be a great achievement around the exams. 3mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 yeah! I did finish 4 books ... One today, so I'll update it late. But I'm an overachiever ahahaha 3mo
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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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Update for day 7 of the #joysofjunereadathon (17 June)
✅ I've read for a total of 20h47min out of my plan of 20 hours
⬜ I've read 3/4 books
⬜ I've written 1/2 reviews

It's going better than I planned in my head!
@Andrew65
#readathon

Andrew65 Great to hear 😊 3mo
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Cirque Du Freak | Darren Shan
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Today I'm showing you the only shelf I managed to clean today. I tried, with my leg and all.
These are mostly Darren Shan books, he's an auto-buy author of mine. Other books of his are on my TBR shelves. To keep the ones I read company there are the Nevernight trilogy by Jay Kristoff and the Hunt trilogy by Andrew Fukuda

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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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I'm doing electrostimulation for my leg and since no one is speaking to me I'm reading the tagged book. It's a conversion to Judaism story.
Meanwhile, my leg and foot aren't really improving and I can't walk without a brace. They said it'll take 6 months/a year and honestly I don't really feel positive right now. I'm pretty down, but reading helps as a distraction

#jewishlit

Sapphire Hang in there. Long term healing is hard. Glad you have the comfort of a book during “forced down time” 3mo
thereadingpal @Sapphire it is hard, unfortunately. Thank you 3mo
Kenyazero The slump where you don't see much improvement is really tough. Sorry to hear you're going through that, it's not uncommon to feel pretty down through this. Glad you're finding an escape in some good reads! 3mo
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thereadingpal @Kenyazero thank you. Yes, it's really hard andtjr fact they still haven't understood how it happened and what tit actually is makes it harder even... But oh, well. I can't change it now 3mo
obviateit Nice to meet you! I‘m so sorry to hear about your leg. I‘m dealing with a few-years-long leg injury, myself. I hope yours heals as quickly as possible! 3mo
thereadingpal @obviateit thank you! Nice to meet you roo! I hope your leg improves too. I'm having so many visits and blood tests done lately, I've never been picked so much xD 3mo
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Since Sinai | Shannon Gonyou
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Another evening, another update. So, I think I'm doing pretty well with my #joysofjunereadathon goals.
⬜ As of today, I read for 17h 59min out of 20 hours total
⬜ I finished 3 books out of 4
⬜ I wrote one review out of 2
Tomorrow or the day after I'll write my review for How High We Go in the Dark ☺️

@Andrew65

#scifi #jewishlit #nonficfion #philosophy

Andrew65 You are really blasting it out of the water. 👏👏👏 3mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 thank you! I'm trying ahahah after such a long time with reader's block, it's nice reading again 3mo
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I decided to make this spread in my new #bulletjournal to see what I reach each month and what I give it in terms of rating. Yes, I started it in June. Oh well. Anyway, these are only the first two pages and also June isn't over yet so let's hope for more reading

SRWCF It's beautiful! Nice layout. 3mo
Julsmarshall Very cool and I ❤️ your nail color! 3mo
thereadingpal @SRWCF thank you! 3mo
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PickettT This is so cool! 3mo
thereadingpal @PickettT thank you! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Ooooo I love it!!! 3mo
Clwojick Looks great! 💙 3mo
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5th day of the #joysofjunereadathon and as I'm going to bed this is my update. So far I've read for a total of 14h 11min. My goal is 20 hours. I'm almost finished with His High We Go in the Dark. A very sad book, but really interesting. So far I finished 3/4 books tho (Writers on Writing, From Akhenaten to Moses, and Educare nelle Periferie)
@Andrew65

Andrew65 You are doing brilliantly 👏👏👏 3mo
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Day four of #joysofjunereadathon and I've read for a total of 10h 48 min out of my goal 20 hours. I also started a new book for an exam and I'm still reading How High We Go in the Dark. I'm s really slow reader but I'm really enjoying the book and I've also shred a few tears

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant! Ahead of schedule 👏👏👏 4mo
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Tra le stelle e il cuore | Silvia Casini
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Today I received a book from a publisher!
I requested it, and I didn't expect for them to tell me they'd send me a physical copy (it's really rare in Italy). I already love it from what the blurb says, and it gives me witchy vibes. I hope I'll be able to get to it soon but I have other books to read first!

#bookmail #italianauthors

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I'm going to go to bed early because tomorrow I have an exam at 8:40am. So this is my wrap up for the third day of of #joysofjunereadathon : I read for 2h6min today and finished one book. I'm still reading the tagged book... Hope to finish it tomorrow.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, hope the exam goes well. 😊 4mo
thereadingpal @Andrew65 it did, thank you! 4mo
Andrew65 @thereadingpal Great 😍 4mo
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thereadingpal
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Pickpick

This book examines the differences and similarities between the religion of Akhenaten & Judaism, as well as it analyzes certain theories about Religion and the difference between the “paganism“ of Egyptian religion and Monotheism.
I find it quite an interesting and informative read that I recommend for anyone interested in the subject.
This is the 2/4 book I finish for #joysofjunereadthon @Andrew65
And this was on my list for the #bigjunereadthon

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
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I started my new #bujo by making the calendar. As you can see, my June is PACKED with stuff to do, and I have to add other stuff as well. Mostly it's #bookblog stuff because I recently started to post again, but there are also two exams on there, one of which is tomorrow. I added the #camplitsy deadlines and the #joysofjunereadathon days and the #20in4 ones ☺️
Busy busy but I'm trying to read in between

Cinfhen I love your #bujo skills🙌🏻🎊🤩 4mo
Cinfhen Good luck on your exam ❣️ 4mo
thereadingpal @Cinfhen thank you! 4mo
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Clwojick Good luck on your exams! I‘m sure you will crush it! ✨ I just ordered two new bullet journals from Leuchtturm1917. One in Denim, and one in Stone Blue. I can‘t wait until they arrive! 🤍 4mo
thereadingpal @Clwojick i took on yesterday and got a 26/30 score!i have anotherbon the 22nd. Leuchtturm1917 are beautiful but too expensive for me. Mine is a Stationary Island one ☺️ I'm really liking it so far but maybe the pages are a bit too smooth 4mo
Clwojick I‘ve never heard of Stationary Island before, but I‘m going to look them up. ☺️ 4mo
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It's my bedtime so this marks the end of the second day of the #joysofjunereadathon for me.
I've finished another book (Educare nelle periferie) and I kept reading another two, for a total of 3 hours and 49 mins. Yesterday i read for 2 hours and 51 mins, making it 6 hours and 40 minutes towards my total goal of 20. I still haven't finished How High We Go In The Dark.

@Andrew65

#readathon

Andrew65 An excellent start to the Readathon 👏👏👏 4mo
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thereadingpal
Educare nelle periferie | Federico Zannoni
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Mehso-so

This book wasn't really my cup of tea, let's say. It just didn't interest me enough to really get into it and I just hoped it would finish soon. I still give it two stars and a half because I think what it's trying to convey is important. I really hope I pass this exam 😂😂😂

#bigjunereadathon @Clwojick
#joysofjunereadathon @Andrew65

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You will do great 👍🏻 🙌🏻 4mo
Andrew65 Best of luck. 3mo
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Mehso-so

In questo volume, Chip Scanlan intervista 55 autori, editor, giornalisti, screenwriter facendo loro le stesse quattro domande, adattandole ovviamente alla carriera dell‘intervistato. Alla fine di ogni intervista ci sono dei suggerimenti e delle domande a cui rispondere nel proprio diario di scrittura...

Full review on: https://worldofinterestsblogger.wordpress.com/2022/06/12/libri-writers-on-writin...

thereadingpal #bigjunereadathon @Clwojick
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks (my last free space)

📙 This is also a goal for #joysofjunereadathon @Andrew65 I wrote 1/2 Reviews
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
Clwojick Way to go! 4mo
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