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  • MY WEEK IN BOOKS.
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🦆 WEDNESDAY = the announcement of the Goldsmiths prize winner. I was so invested in this prize,reading the books and writing those reviews wore me out but I loved it. Much to @cheriebooksreadthisyear utter delight Ducks won and the whole of bookstagram was so pleased for her.
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🦆 THURSDAY = I seriously deflated and began drifting as I did not know what to read after the Goldsmith books. I missed my little reading group and I felt my reading had been changed by reading those books (more on that later).
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🦆 FRIDAY = I began reading Cilka’s Journey. It needed tackling as the library date was close,one day close actually 🙄 I missed that date!
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🦆 SATURDAY = took some old friends back to the library,it actually pains me to take some of my favourite books back. I did pick some good ones up though,so that softened the blow.
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🦆 SUNDAY = it was the big announcement,the bookstagram awards literary shortlist and Lanny made it onto the list! I could hardly look at this list as I was so nervous about him being there but the good readers of Instagram did me proud and voted Lanny through. Happy times.
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🦆 MONDAY = in my excitement on Sunday I tweeted a message to Max Porter about the bookstagram awards and when I got home from work I found out he had replied :-) it made me VERY happy!
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🦆 TUESDAY = the Baillie Gifford prize winner was announced and I was happy with the winner who was Hallie Rubenhold author of The Five. I’m going to read this book soon and it is also on #thebookstagramawards  so it seems that we agree with the BG judges!
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So that was my week in books. If anyone fancies talking to me on Twitter I am @3angels4sure (named after my boys,many moons ago) I tweet all kinds of random stuff but these days I miss actual conversations on there. It would be nice to connect with anyone on there.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK.
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I think the whole idea of rating is a nonsense,an unkindness to art and each other. If we spent more time reading and less time rating we’d all feel better - Max Porter.
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#maxporter #goldsmithprize2019 #ducksnewburyport #bookity_week_in_books #literaryprizes #baillegiffordprize #thefive #hallierubenhold #bookstagram #igbooks MY WEEK IN BOOKS. . 🦆 WEDNESDAY = the announcement of the Goldsmiths prize winner. I was so invested in this prize,reading the books and writing those reviews wore me out but I loved it. Much to @cheriebooksreadthisyear utter delight Ducks won and the whole of bookstagram was so pleased for her. . 🦆 THURSDAY = I seriously deflated and began drifting as I did not know what to read after the Goldsmith books. I missed my little reading group and I felt my reading had been changed by reading those books (more on that later). . 🦆 FRIDAY = I began reading Cilka’s Journey. It needed tackling as the library date was close,one day close actually 🙄 I missed that date! . 🦆 SATURDAY = took some old friends back to the library,it actually pains me to take some of my favourite books back. I did pick some good ones up though,so that softened the blow. . 🦆 SUNDAY = it was the big announcement,the bookstagram awards literary shortlist and Lanny made it onto the list! I could hardly look at this list as I was so nervous about him being there but the good readers of Instagram did me proud and voted Lanny through. Happy times. . 🦆 MONDAY = in my excitement on Sunday I tweeted a message to Max Porter about the bookstagram awards and when I got home from work I found out he had replied :-) it made me VERY happy! . 🦆 TUESDAY = the Baillie Gifford prize winner was announced and I was happy with the winner who was Hallie Rubenhold author of The Five. I’m going to read this book soon and it is also on #thebookstagramawards so it seems that we agree with the BG judges! . So that was my week in books. If anyone fancies talking to me on Twitter I am @3angels4sure (named after my boys,many moons ago) I tweet all kinds of random stuff but these days I miss actual conversations on there. It would be nice to connect with anyone on there. . QUOTE OF THE WEEK. . I think the whole idea of rating is a nonsense,an unkindness to art and each other. If we spent more time reading and less time rating we’d all feel better - Max Porter. . . . #maxporter #goldsmithprize2019 #ducksnewburyport #bookity_week_in_books #literaryprizes #baillegiffordprize #thefive #hallierubenhold #bookstagram #igbooks
  • MY WEEK IN BOOKS. . 🦆 WEDNESDAY = the announcement of the Goldsmiths prize winner. I was so invested in this prize,reading the books and writing those reviews wore me out but I loved it. Much to @cheriebooksreadthisyear utter delight Ducks won and the whole of bookstagram was so pleased for her. . 🦆 THURSDAY = I seriously deflated and began drifting as I did not know what to read after the Goldsmith books. I missed my little reading group and I felt my reading had been changed by reading those books (more on that later). . 🦆 FRIDAY = I began reading Cilka’s Journey. It needed tackling as the library date was close,one day close actually 🙄 I missed that date! . 🦆 SATURDAY = took some old friends back to the library,it actually pains me to take some of my favourite books back. I did pick some good ones up though,so that softened the blow. . 🦆 SUNDAY = it was the big announcement,the bookstagram awards literary shortlist and Lanny made it onto the list! I could hardly look at this list as I was so nervous about him being there but the good readers of Instagram did me proud and voted Lanny through. Happy times. . 🦆 MONDAY = in my excitement on Sunday I tweeted a message to Max Porter about the bookstagram awards and when I got home from work I found out he had replied :-) it made me VERY happy! . 🦆 TUESDAY = the Baillie Gifford prize winner was announced and I was happy with the winner who was Hallie Rubenhold author of The Five. I’m going to read this book soon and it is also on #thebookstagramawards so it seems that we agree with the BG judges! . So that was my week in books. If anyone fancies talking to me on Twitter I am @3angels4sure (named after my boys,many moons ago) I tweet all kinds of random stuff but these days I miss actual conversations on there. It would be nice to connect with anyone on there. . QUOTE OF THE WEEK. . I think the whole idea of rating is a nonsense,an unkindness to art and each other. If we spent more time reading and less time rating we’d all feel better - Max Porter. . . . #maxporter #goldsmithprize2019 #ducksnewburyport #bookity_week_in_books #literaryprizes #baillegiffordprize #thefive #hallierubenhold #bookstagram #igbooks
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  • Here’s @repbenmcadams (D-Utah) talking about how the #USMCA would benefit our economy. “It’s time to deliver on what we promised. Come to an agreement, bring USMCA to the House Floor, and let’s get it done.” This is a normal American who may not like, or have voted, for President Trump, but recognizes when he does good things for our country! 
#USMCAnow #trump2020 #thefive Here’s @repbenmcadams (D-Utah) talking about how the #usmca would benefit our economy. “It’s time to deliver on what we promised. Come to an agreement, bring USMCA to the House Floor, and let’s get it done.” This is a normal American who may not like, or have voted, for President Trump, but recognizes when he does good things for our country! #usmcanow #trump2020 #thefive
  • Here’s @repbenmcadams (D-Utah) talking about how the #usmca would benefit our economy. “It’s time to deliver on what we promised. Come to an agreement, bring USMCA to the House Floor, and let’s get it done.” This is a normal American who may not like, or have voted, for President Trump, but recognizes when he does good things for our country! #usmcanow #trump2020 #thefive
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  • Have you been taking part in #nonfictionnovember ? How’s it going for you? If not, what’s the best nonfiction book that you’ve read?
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The Five takes an in depth look at the victims of Jack the Ripper, challenging the assumption that they were all prostitutes or women of ill repute. If the media and the police at the time hadn’t run with that assumption, how would the investigation have gone differently? The book examines the women’s lives, and looks at the social conditions that shaped them.
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This was an interesting read, but I don’t think that it nailed it’s hypothesis. The majority of the women either were in the sex trade at one time, or may have been. The conclusion that the author draws is that alcohol abuse played a huge part in their declines, but I would have been interested to see statistics included for alcohol abuse among the population at large for comparison.
The book felt very moralizing and judgmental for a story whose premise is about women who have been unfairly judged. It was a 2.5/3 for me.
#thefive #kindle #kindlepaperwhite #bookstagram #bookish #nonfiction #bookmark #reading ##currentlyreading #goodreads #bookloversday Have you been taking part in #nonfictionnovember ? How’s it going for you? If not, what’s the best nonfiction book that you’ve read? 💛 The Five takes an in depth look at the victims of Jack the Ripper, challenging the assumption that they were all prostitutes or women of ill repute. If the media and the police at the time hadn’t run with that assumption, how would the investigation have gone differently? The book examines the women’s lives, and looks at the social conditions that shaped them. 💛 This was an interesting read, but I don’t think that it nailed it’s hypothesis. The majority of the women either were in the sex trade at one time, or may have been. The conclusion that the author draws is that alcohol abuse played a huge part in their declines, but I would have been interested to see statistics included for alcohol abuse among the population at large for comparison. The book felt very moralizing and judgmental for a story whose premise is about women who have been unfairly judged. It was a 2.5/3 for me. #thefive #kindle #kindlepaperwhite #bookstagram #bookish #nonfiction #bookmark #reading ##currentlyreading #goodreads #bookloversday
  • Have you been taking part in #nonfictionnovember ? How’s it going for you? If not, what’s the best nonfiction book that you’ve read? 💛 The Five takes an in depth look at the victims of Jack the Ripper, challenging the assumption that they were all prostitutes or women of ill repute. If the media and the police at the time hadn’t run with that assumption, how would the investigation have gone differently? The book examines the women’s lives, and looks at the social conditions that shaped them. 💛 This was an interesting read, but I don’t think that it nailed it’s hypothesis. The majority of the women either were in the sex trade at one time, or may have been. The conclusion that the author draws is that alcohol abuse played a huge part in their declines, but I would have been interested to see statistics included for alcohol abuse among the population at large for comparison. The book felt very moralizing and judgmental for a story whose premise is about women who have been unfairly judged. It was a 2.5/3 for me. #thefive #kindle #kindlepaperwhite #bookstagram #bookish #nonfiction #bookmark #reading ##currentlyreading #goodreads #bookloversday
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