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Timber Wolf

I'm reading a couple books at the moment, unless audiobooks don't count. I'm just finishing up "11-22-63" by Stephen King. Fascinating story! I'm also finishing up "The Magicians Nephew" by C. S. Lewis, part of the "Chronicles of Narnia" series. Next up, "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"ūüďĖ

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolfūüźĺ

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CyndiRae

The all girl filling station's last reunion - Fannie Flagg

 

A woman finds out later in life she was adopted by her controlling mother. Her journey of self discovery and quest to find her real mother takes her back to the WWII era and the WASP's (women pilots).

 

A great story, has many feel good moments, and a nice read by the fire this winter.

 

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Swan13

Currently reading A Man Called Ove. Just finished My Grandmother Wanted Me....

 

I have also recently read a romance series as well as The Well of Loneliness and Tipping the Velvet.

 

I have loved them all.

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Briana

None right now!  LOL  I just finished 2 though.  First one was Never Never by James Patterson.  Exciting but predictable.  Finished it during a very very very long business flight from DC to San Diego.  The second one was The 12 Lives Of Samuel Hawley.  We picked it up at Costco.  Not something I would usually read but I wanted to try something different.  It was interesting but could have been a lot better with a little more character development and focus on the last third of the story.  Or the author set it up for book #2.

 

I'm going to start another one we picked up at Costco called Lilac Girls.  It's based during the Holocaust. 

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Jani
2 hours ago, Swan13 said:

Currently reading A Man Called Ove.

I recently started to watch this movie and had to stop.  I just couldn't get into the story.  Too dark for me.  

 

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SugarMagnolia

A little different category than some of the recent posts, but I'm currently reading the book below and it's quite interesting, although somewhat academic in style. It's given me a new perspective on the impact of the relatively recent (last 20-30 years) popularization and usage of the category "transgender" and how that has changed feminism, gay and lesbian discourse, political activism and government and the identities of gender non-conforming people among other things.

 

Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category
David Valentine 

Other recent reads and highly recommended:
Whipping Girl: A Transexual woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Feminity - Julia Serrano
Transgender History - Susan Stryker
Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender - Riki Wilchins
Gender Outlaw: On women, men and the rest of us - Kate Bornstein

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Daisy Mae

The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur(A Book of Poetry)

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CyndiRae

Napoleon's last island - Thomas Keneally

 

A young girl befriends Napoleon on St Helena island, during his last exile...

 

Enjoyable historical fiction and a nice escape....

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SugarMagnolia

Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer - Riki Wilchins

Very readable introduction to postmodern theory particularly as it relates to Gender and Queer theory. Very helpful in providing context and explanation for the primary references in this realm. They can be rather abstract and hard to read if you're unfamiliar with the lingo.

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