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Glennon Doyle (of Momastery fame) has written one heckuva powerful book. Love Warrior is sorta memoir, sorta self help and all-the-way beautiful. Hang out with Polli and Kate as they talk about body image, breakdowns, grief, "hot loneliness," higher powers, and a bunch of other TOTALLY LIGHTHEARTED TOPICS. 

Bookish News:

Big ol' list of movie/TV book adaptations right here!

A highlight - slash - nightmare is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, whose trailer we will post but not watch, thanks very much. We made Kimberly watch it and they were upset. 

Two Book Minimum:

Aaaaand because we gushed about it, this is the cover for Queenie so you can gush with us:

She Said/She Said: Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle

Here's the official blurb:

Love Warrior is the story of one marriage, but it is also the story of the healing that is possible for any of us when we refuse to settle for good enough and begin to face pain and love head-on. This astonishing memoir reveals how our ideals of masculinity and femininity can make it impossible for a man and a woman to truly know one another—and it captures the beauty that unfolds when one couple commits to unlearning everything they've been taught so that they can finally, after thirteen years of marriage, commit to living true—true to themselves and to each other.

Love Warrior is a gorgeous and inspiring account of how we are born to be warriors: strong, powerful, and brave; able to confront the pain and claim the love that exists for us all. This chronicle of a beautiful, brutal journey speaks to anyone who yearns for deeper, truer relationships and a more abundant, authentic life.

Book clubs: get in here. We've got it in a Book Club in a Bag kit! 

We Can't Always Be Reading...

Sometimes we are both watching the same show! Introducing, Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. It's a feel-great food show with the silliest, most life-loving host imaginable.  He seeks out and shows us the community and humanity in places the media often portrays negatively or completely glosses over. 

To close, here are some examples of Phil wearing his heart on his face:

You're welcome. 

2019 Book Squad Goals Reading Challenge can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/LPLBSG2019

Twice(-ish) a month, the librarians are in, with their favorite recommendations in Two Book Minimum, a toe-to-toe discussion on a book or topic, as well as news from the book world, updates from Lawrence Public Library, and beyond.

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