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Pickpick

I enjoyed this, but it was a bit disjointed and more a #borrownotbuy.

Bond looks into the psychology behind fans. He speaks to fans, a few artists, and some experts. He examines separating art from artist with Michael Jackson fans. He delves deep into Janeites and a group I‘ve never heard of called therians, who believe they are animals. (I don‘t see how the latter is a fandom. 🤷🏻‍♀️) He ends with people who are fans of killers. 😬😬

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While I liked Chung‘s second short story collection translated to English, I didn‘t like it as much as Cursed Bunny. It‘s interesting speculative horror often involving AI/sentient machines. My favorite story was about an elevator obsessed with an elderly woman with Parkinson‘s. Also the title story about a car and robot on a deserted planet was surprisingly touching. Overall, I‘d say #BorrowNotBuy on this one.

Kerrbearlib Great photo! Love the #BorrowNotBuy tag! 2mo
Megabooks @Kerrbearlib thanks!! I wish I could take credit for the hashtag, but a friend who doesn‘t post anymore invented it! 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds a bit weird for me. 😬 2mo
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain it was definitely strange! 2mo
EKonrad The elevator story was my favorite too! 2mo
Megabooks @EKonrad so well done! 2mo
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slategreyskies
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For me, this is a #borrownotbuy. That said, it looks like it has some incredibly interesting spice/seasoning ideas in it, several of which I plan on trying. I hadn‘t thought of putting a spicy blend on a fruit salad, for example, but I think it sounds like a great idea. I picked this up from the library because of the author‘s recipe for peanut butter noodles, but that recipe isn‘t actually in this book. I loved the stories he shared throughout.

slategreyskies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! #cookbooks 2mo
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slategreyskies
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The pictured page is the page I‘m most excited about. I love when cookbooks teach you how to create your own recipes, rather than just teaching you how to make theirs. Overall, this book was a #borrownotbuy for me. I loved the snippets of stories included with each recipe. I loved the photos too. However, most of the recipes were too far out of my comfort zone, so there were few I think I‘d actually make. Still, this was a solid book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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The Future | Naomi Alderman
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I didn‘t enjoy this as much as The Power. I found it both more difficult to follow page-to-page and the overarching plot more obvious. Low pick. #botm #borrownotbuy

Three tech billionaires are at a retreat when they get a call the world is ending. They board a plane, and it disappears. Who is behind the disappearance? Why is the world ending? Meanwhile a social media prepper stirs up trouble with religious separatists.

Reggie I didn‘t care much for the billionaire parts of the story as I did the lesbian characters and their story. 2mo
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No Judgment: Essays | Lauren Oyler
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Mehso-so

Hmmm… While I loved her fiction, Fake Accounts, this collection of original essays felt a bit like mental masturbation. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It was okay, but I wouldn‘t say run out and buy it. #BorrowNotBuy

BarbaraBB I didn‘t enjoy Fake Accounts as much as you did so I probably will stay away from this one! Mental masturbation 🤣 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I love that phrase! Lol 😆 😆 3mo
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This was an interesting look at the history of conspiracy theories in America from colonial days until Trump and Qanon. I will admit to having a bit divided attention while listening, but overall a good #borrownotbuy.

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Appetites: A Cookbook | Anthony Bourdain
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Why did I read a cookbook cover-to-cover that I can‘t eat 90% of the recipes in? I‘m still not sure, but it‘s Tony. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Is this going to be your go-to cookbook? No, unless you live in a city with access to a lot wider variety and better quality ingredients than I have in my large town, and you have more speed and fluency in the kitchen than I do. He scores point on not using complicated equipment though. #borrownotbuy on #hoopla!

Megabooks Also, it‘s a bit sad reading a family friendly cookbook when we now know his marriage was crumbling and he had started to date Asia, who was a problematic girlfriend at best. And Ariane, who is pictured without showing her face, is growing up without a dad. 😢 (edited) 3mo
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slategreyskies
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I don‘t really think this was a strong collection of poems. Her later books are much stronger. I flew through this one. It was only 69 pages, and the lines were all fairly short, but I can‘t say I really enjoyed the experience. Definitely a so-so and a #borrownotbuy. #poetry