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Sun May 2, 2021, 12:16 PM

Educated, by Tara Westover

I'm late to the party, but I just finished reading Educated by Tara Westover. I said "wow" a lot, and some of it was VERY uncomfortable for me.

I have to admit that I haven't read an actual book for a long time, though I read all the time. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed books.

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Rorey May 2021 OP
cilla4progress May 2021 #1
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Response to Rorey (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:28 PM

1. Cool!

My daughter heard her speak.

Quite a story, huh?

I'm FINALLY able to catch up on reading! I tend towards non-fiction, but always want to have some fiction going. I finally found some fiction I'm enjoying, and hope it's an author I can continue with! (Ann Patchett).

Congrats!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:55 PM

2. Yes, a crazy story

A few years ago I met a family a LOT like that when traveling through Idaho. They are actually related to my ex-husband.

I also prefer non-fiction. I'm going to finish President Obama's last book, which I started quite awhile ago, and then I'll be looking for something else.

I'm finally in a place, emotionally, where I can really get into books again. Life is good.

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Response to Rorey (Reply #2)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:03 PM

4. Awesome!

Yes, I'm finally caught up enough with work, etc. to read!

I read Obama's pre-election books (Dreams from my Father and Audacity of Hope). If you are a podcast listener, he and Bruce Springsteen did a series of about 6 on Spotify called Renegades: Born in the USA. I highly recommend it, if you are a fan of either or both!!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Sun May 2, 2021, 01:17 PM

5. Thank you for the recommendation NT

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #1)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:58 PM

3. I'll just add

My youngest son practically forced me to read that book, and now I'm wondering if he had a deeper motive. We don't have an actual Shawn in our family, but there was definitely a bully-type person.

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