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Fat Prejudice: Fiction – Set on You, Non-Fiction – You Just Need To Lose Weight #BookReview #ReadNonFicChal2023

During Non-Fiction November month, there is usually a post that pairs a Fiction and Non-Fiction book about the same topic. Well, it’s not November, but I wanted to share this pairing that I read this week. Set on You is about an Instagram influencer dealing with Body Positivity or being a curvy, healthy woman who is also a trainer. The second book is You Just Need to Lose Weight and 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon. Aubrey Gordon, also known as Your Fat Friend, is an author, podcaster, and activist. She writes about fatness, fat acceptance, and anti-fat bias, and her podcast, Maintenance Phase, focuses on the poor science behind health and wellness fads. I learned about Aubrey on AmandaKay’s blog, where she read another book by Aubrey Gordon and mentioned her blog. I was angry as I read this book because, fat discrimination is rampant and it shouldn’t be. Read on for my thoughts on these books.

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Historical Fiction Reviews: The Blackout Book Club, The Vanishing of Margaret Small #BookReview #Audiobook @emblabooks @neilalexander_ @bethany_house @recordedbooks

I do enjoy historical fiction, especially when it deals with times and situations that I don’t know a lot about. Both of these books were perfect for educating me about something that had happened in the past and I didn’t know a lot about. I found The Vanishing of Margaret Small to be very emotional for me and want to thank Sandy over at Sandy’s Book A Day for this recommendation. You can read her review here.

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Audiobook Mini-Reviews: Make a Wish, Saint, & Cheddar Late Than Never #BookReview #Audibook @MacmillanAudio @Dreamscapeaudio

Over the last few weeks, I have listened to several audiobooks. Each of them are very different, but all are enjoyable. There is some romance in each of them, some more than others. All are available now in various formats.

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Thriller Thursday: The Personal Assistant #BookReview #Audiobook @parkrowbooks @HarperAudio @KimberlySBelle

The Personal Assistant by Kimberly Belle, Narrated by Chelsea Stephens, Chris Andrew Ciulla, & Megan Tusing

Published November 29th 2022 by Park Row, Harlequin Audio

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mystery Mini-Reviews: Murder Most Royal, The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun, A Hard Day For a Hangover and Killers of a Certain Age #BookReview #Audiobook

Over the last few weeks, I have been lucky to read and/or listen to various types of mysteries. They were cozies, crime stories, family mysteries and some humorous ones, but I enjoyed them all. I listened to most of each book, but also read some. I recommend them all!

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Three Library Book Reviews: It Starts With Us, The Dry, Once Upon a December #BookReview #Audiobook #BeatTheBacklist2023

It Starts with Us (It Ends with Us, #2) by Colleen Hoover, Narrated by Olivia Song and Colin Donnell

Published October 18th 2022 by Atria Books, Simon & Schuster Audio

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Saturday Morning for Kids: Books About Love and Gratitude (A Very Thankful Prayer Seek and Find, Mama Sing My Song, Why the World Needs Love, Mom’s Hugs and Kisses)

This meme was started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers. As I am a grandmother, who loves to read to her grandchildren, a mother who loved to read to and with her children, and a retired teacher librarian, this meme really attracted me.

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Mini Reviews: Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn, Things We Never Get Over, Gilded Girl #BookReview #Audiobook

Healing Hearts at Bumblebee Barn by Jessica Redland

Published January 24, 2023 by Boldwood Books

4.5 Stars:

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Thriller Thursday (on Sunday, oops) – Crime Thrillers: Six Graves, Hidden Scars and Domestic Thriller: The Housekeeper #BookReview #Audiobook #FinishingTheSeries2023 #BeatTheBacklist2023 @Bookouture

I need you to pretend it is Thursday. I had this post ready, but didn’t schedule it, so it is Sunday and I finally pressed the publish button. I finally finished the DI Kim Stone series, or at least caught up because I hope there will be more in the series. I also am a big fan of Joy Fielding, so when The Housekeeper showed up at my library in audiobook format, I decided it would be an interesting one to listen to while down at the pool. I enjoyed all three of them, some more than others, but I recommend them all.

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