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  • I think I mentioned on the podcast that I was going be reading this for book club. Lately my book clubs have been all about reading essays and short story collections. I typically don't do well with those. I find the lack of narrative drive makes them hard to pick up one a finish a piece. Not so with these dark beauties. These stories about man against man, and man against environment and nature, are not for the faint of heart. I definitely would NOT recommend them if you're in a dark place or like exploring the lighter side of life, these are pretty bleak. They are also thought-provoking, discussion worthy, and beautifully written. Groff's Florida is a dark intersection of the many warring factions  and inhabitants of the United States. More from me on Florida in future episode of the podcast
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  • Girls Burn Brighter was one of my picks for the best books I've read this year (so far, of course). It's a pretty dark book for reading at the beach, and that experience was a little surreal. I couldn't have been further from the lives of these women struggling to change the terrible circumstances that have interrupted their friendship. Link in profile for more of our best books of the year picks.
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  • Happy first day of summer friends! 🌞It’s the longest day of the year. I hope you put in some quality time with a good book! #trr93daysofsummer #booksofinstagram
  • ❄️ ⛄️ days are perfect days for a bookstore browse.
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Rizzoli’s building was torn down and now they have a lovely building in the Gramercy/Flatiron area. Post sushi brunch and stroll I wanted to buy all the things. I limited myself to just two purchases.☺️ Looking forward to attending some events here. —
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  • On our last podcast Gayle and I joked that dark friendships are the genre of book we would most want to be stranded with on a a desert island. We read so many of them!
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This is the first Zadie Smith book I’ve ever finished. I tried with a few of them. White Teeth, NW and On Beauty. Nothing. Could never finish.
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I loved Swing Time! I think the trick with Zadie Smith’s books is reading to get to know the characters and their world, and then giving yourself over to the exploration of their lives. Nothing much happens, other than everything. People grow up and they change. Swing Time is about a young girl and her friendship with another girl growing up in her general neighborhood, but in circumstances very different than their own. They bond over their love of dance but the friendship is uneven, fraught with tension and unsettling as they choose different paths and their differences grow.
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Definitely not a read to rush, but one to savor and consider what dynamics drive your own friendships.
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  • This is a really interesting time to be reading books about relationships and marriages set in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Progress has been made but their are still thorny issues between the sexes that have yet to be resolved. This one looks a newlyweds living in Italy who are keeping major secrets from each other. Spycraft, Italian culture and adultery feature heavily in this plot with a surprising resolution. .
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  • A few things I’m really excited about.
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1. New podcast is up. We mostly share our latest reads and new books coming out in paperback. You can find it at thereaderlyreport.com / direct link in profile.
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2. This orange, because yum.
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3. THE OTHER MOTHER is out this week. I love Carol Goodman novels. She takes all the topics which are of genuine interest to me - like mythology & fairytale origins, women in the workplace, motherhood, college & boarding school life, troubled relationships- sets them in remote places and let’s the story take its course. her books even though her endings are little over the top. I just go with it. ——
This one is about woman who, child in tow, takes a live-in job in a cottage in the Catskills cataloguing the work of one of her favorite authors. She may be on the run from her husband and/or her creepy best friend, the house she’s living in on the grounds of a mental institution, she may or may not be suffering from postpartum psychosis. Also, dual time periods. I inhaled this is less than 24 hours and it was fabulous.
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  • I loved Cynthia Swanson’s THE BOOKSELLER , and her follow up, #theglassforest is one of the books that I’m most looking forward to Q1 2018. I’m about 70 pages in and so far it doesn’t disappoint. Gayle is reading THE BOOKSELLER now, on my recommendation, so my reading heart is thrilled. .
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  • I’m going to be tearing myself away from my iPad and going back to my first love, print books! I want to be exclusive for the next few months. Wish me luck... ———
I have been wanting to read Grace for a year or so now. I was in the middle of cleaning up the shelves and purging some books when I came across it and decided that it was going to be my next read. I’m just settling into it but so far it has an interesting premise. It’s told by the ghost of a pregnant runaway slave who’s killed shortly after giving birth to her daughter. We see her life in flashbacks, and so far she’s telling the story of her daughter’s life as she hovers nearby to witness her upbringing. So far I’m intrigued.
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