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    going thru Braiding Sweetgrass. Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by robin wall kimmerer and it's great highly reccomend it, especially if you can get the audiobook read by the author, she's a great storyteller. also it's long! multiple times i thought i was near the end but wasn't even half done. really interesting and important content. i don't often re-read books but this one might be a re-read.

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    I just finished The Secret Life of Addie LaRue which I read in just under 2 days. It was a nice delightful and easy read that got me past a book slump. I'm starting Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell and I love it already.

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    One book I am currently reading is one of the books in the Xanth series by Piers Anthony. The book I am reading is Question Quest​.

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    I'm reading Gone with the Wind and it's taking forever. It's actually a good read. Full of racism, but not in a vile way, more of a 'this is the way these people were' way. Also it is written in a way that it is quite enjoyable to see the bad things happening to the racist Confederates. I will probably need to read about 10 books by non-white authors to make up for this later though.

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    Brandon Sanderson's Way of Kings currently. It's massive and I'm very busy so it's slow going

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    I start reading Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce. I tried to read this modernist novel several times already, but the maximum reached the third chapter. This time I want to read to the end, no matter how long it takes me. Quite a difficult book, but I'm sure many people will like it. In addition, I read critical articles now and reviews on the problem of human trafficking. On https://studyhippo.com/essay-example...n-trafficking/ I found some very constructive articles about human trafficking. The slave trade is a transatlantic trade model dating back to the middle of the 18th century and unfortunately this practice still exists today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nile Parker View Post
    I start reading Ulysses by Irish writer James Joyce. I tried to read this modernist novel several times already, but the maximum reached the third chapter. This time I want to read to the end, no matter how long it takes me.
    It is a very interesting book in terms of its style but a really boring one in terms of its plot hope this time you will finish it because I didn't manage to do that.
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    I have been reading a lot of Cesar Aira, an Argentinian writer who will probably end up with a Nobel prize some day (no one has heard of him, but he writes incredibly). Recommended. Start with the short story "Ghosts" if you're interested.

    Speaking of Nobel prizes, I am currently reading Blindness, by Saramago. It's about an epidemic of blindness (no trout) and is rather beautifully written for something so bleak. It's also fairly timely reading given the current pandemic.
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    I just finished a load of books and am currently reading Rumi's selected works.

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    I just started the Wheel of Time series. I'll let you know how I like it when I finish in 5 years. Good so far!

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    I just convinced Shaibana to read A Court of Thorns and Roses with me. It was... okay. Ron Moore will be able to make it better come the TV show.

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    I just ended reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. The story is described so realistically that it seems to you that you are also now in Australia and watching the events. Every story of the main characters touches the soul and you are sincerely worried about them. It is an engaging story filled with murder and mystery. The idea is very interesting. On the first page you will find out that the murder happened. But throughout the story, you have no idea who is the victim. At the same time, the genre cannot be called a detective story. A fascinating book about relationships.

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    Just finished The Shadow of Kyoshi yesterday. The Kyoshi novels are damn good books. Kyoshi had a rough ass life and all before she was 18. When is the next book? It's been a while.

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