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ferskner
The Glitch: A Novel | Elisabeth Cohen
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Mehso-so

This mix of women's lives and relationships with sci-fi didn't quite work for me. I was much more interested in the comedic portrayal of a Silicon Valley workaholic than the tech-gone-wrong storyline.

#booked2019 #genrebusting @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It‘s a cool cover and I 💗the photo! Too bad book was just a so-so 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like an interesting premise, but sorry it didn‘t pan out. 👊🏻♥️📚 2mo
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StephanieMarie
American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I wish I could get into this book ... but yay, you! This has been such an interesting prompt, since people are choosing a wide variety of books to fit it. 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
StephanieMarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Honestly it is a WEIRD book and I wasn't super into it for most of it, but the ending came through for me. I'm planning to watch the show soon 2mo
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraTheBibliophage Its been fun seeing all the different books chosen for genre-bursting 2mo
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youneverarrived
The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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A shortish book that packs a lot in. It‘s true crime mixed with memoir but also so much more. Very well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #genrebusting #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks interesting. So many interesting books in this prompt!! 2mo
LeahBergen I have this one waiting for me. 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like my cup of tea 👍🏻♥️stacked 2mo
youneverarrived @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think you both will like it! 2mo
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hes7
Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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My completed #Summer prompts for #Booked2019

#Genrebusting: Jane, Unlimited
#MuslimAuthor: The MarriageClock
#BookToMovie: The Shack
#GraphicNovel: Anne of Green Gables
#BookGiftedToYou: Patron Saints of Nothing
#DiverseMiddleGrade: One Crazy Summer

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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I enjoyed this alternative history, speculative fiction, western short story. In fact, I think this will qualify as a #genrebusting choice for #Booked2019.

Once in American history there was a discussion of bringing hippos to the states as a cattle species in the marshes & bayous of the south. This story is set in a world where cowboys and gunfights occurred with hippos, such a fun imaginary trip based on an alternate historical possibility.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Also one more #SeriesRead off my list! @TheSpineView 2mo
JSW I‘ve always loved hippos; I may need this on principle. 😂😂😂 2mo
TheSpineView Great job!🤩🤩🤩 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow. That is kind of crazy! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Right! It made me think of that part in The World Without Us and the discussion of bringing in elephants into the plains to basically replace the buffalo. Crazy and so fun to think about. 2mo
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BookwormAHN
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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This was a really weird yet engrossing book. Part is historical accounts of Lincoln and the other is a historical fiction ghost story.
I don't think this could be more #genrebusting
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage
This is also a #NYTBestSeller #GrowUp #BBRC
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen Great choice and a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely a perfect choice for this prompt! 2mo
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Bookzombie
Devils Unto Dust | Emma Berquist
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I loved this YA coming-of-age, dystopian, western with zombies. Part of Texas has been blocked off due to the sickness. Willie is doing everything she can to make sure she and her siblings survive after losing their mother to the sickness. Their good-for-nothing father steals some money and leaves the family holding the bag. Willie sets out with two hired hunters to find and bring him back. #Booked2019 #genrebusting

MrBook Interesting! 2mo
MarriedtoMrT This one was great! I definitely teared up at some of the parts during the end. I never see anyone else talking about it so I‘m so glad you read it and it popped back up on my feed! Yay! 2mo
Bookzombie @MarriedtoMrT It was! I also had some teary eyed moments. I wish there was a way to tell if I stacked it because of your review. 🙂 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a perfect fit for the prompt! ♥️📚👊🏻 2mo
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Thanks! 🙂 2mo
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gradcat
Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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#Booked2019 #Summer #GenreBusting

This is such a gorgeous book, so well written—there were moments that brought tremendous feelings of nostalgia for me; there were moments of poetic beauty; but most of all, there were long passages about history. And it‘s strange, because even though Vásquez writes about the history of Bogotá, he writes about his own history as well. He writes of verifiable events at the same time as he writes of the inner ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) wounds to his psyche, of how the history of geographical location has shaped his own life. Vásquez is a character in the book—this device is not new—but his deconstruction of history (written by the winners) is a form of deconstruction of autobiography, of memoir, even of memory. If you are not someone who enjoys reading a lot of historical reconstruction, this may not be the book for you. There is an overlong section on the first ⬇️ (edited) 2mo
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) half of 20th-century Colombian history that is, at times, slightly tedious. But it is also interesting if this is not an area you know well. Also, again...did I mention how beautiful the writing is? The reconstruction of the history is the reconstruction of the self (the author), and how politics and history can carve out a soul, a body, a self. ♥️ (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen What a passionate review. Thank you for sharing 💜 2mo
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batsy Lovely review! I've read Reputations by the author and found it quite intriguing, though I had a few issues with it. His writing is very compelling. 2mo
andrew61 I didn't get to this when it was nominated for mib but had enjoyed his previous book so after such a good review ill try and find it. 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you...it‘s so nice of you to say that...I think I‘m quite passionate about his writing, + he writes things that go directly to my soul...it‘s as if he can iterate things that I feel...I love that, because sometimes I cannot. ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @batsy I love his writing sooo much, but I agree. Even with this book, the centerpiece—Bogotá‘s history—seemed to drag...really slowed the pace of the book. But in the end, I must say he‘s incredibly interesting. ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @andrew61 I think it‘s well worth picking up...I had not read anything by him before, but I definitely intend to read more of his work now. I‘m open to suggestions, if you have any, by the way... 2mo
andrew61 I've only read 'the sound of things falling' but enjoyed it a lot 2mo
gradcat @andrew61 I‘ll take that! That‘s the one I had uppermost in my mind anyway .... 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely stacked, based on your review. 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I really hope you like it. I fear this book would have passed right by me if it weren‘t for this challenge, so #blameitonLitsy ... I found myself going back & forth to Google to check out the historical events that Vasquez describes. I think I‘m guilty of knowing only 1st-world & Western history...I was absolutely enthralled, in a way I never would have imagined, by the political history of Bogotá. ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love hearing that #booked2019 prompts have brought people to books they wouldn‘t have read! Yay! 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s a wonderful thing! 😉 ♥️ 2mo
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IamIamIam
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I finished a lot of these so long ago but here's my #Summer roundup for #Booked2019! I'm loving this challenge and the prompts were are spectacular! I'm excited to have kept up! Lol #genrebusting #MuslimMC #BookToMovie #GraphicNovel #GiftedToMe #DiverseMiddleGrade
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen So glad you‘re enjoying 😍great job completing summer with a few days to spare 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 2mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Thanks!!! Clearly reading won over laundry 😂😂😂 I only have 3 prompts left for Autumn too, but I know how hectic things get for us after September so I'm glad I banged half of them out along the way! 2mo
Palimpsest I love the movie A Patch of Blue and didn‘t realize it was based on a book, although so many great movies are. 😊 2mo
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ephemeralwaltz Geek love is incredible! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! I ♥️ El Deafo. 2mo
IamIamIam @Palimpsest It was one of my grandmother's favorite movies! She had crushes on Sidney Poitier and Clark Gable! ❤ @ephemeralwaltz 😁🤘 @BarbaraTheBibliophage My 7 year old daughter loved it too!!! Thanks so much!!! 2mo
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IamIamIam
Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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It's no surprise that Carnivale was one of my favorite shows after having fallen in love with Binewski's Fabulon as a teenager. Follow the genetically engineered freak family as they travel the country, ruled by Arty's iron fist and Chick's big heart. Olympia, the albino dwarf hunchback, moves the story back and forth in time, while she develops a relationship with Miranda, her tenant. Secrets hide everywhere! #Booked2019 #Genrebusting

ephemeralwaltz I had so much fun with this one. I'd love to reread it sometime soon! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review!! 2mo
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you!! @ephemeralwaltz Definitely give it another go! I forgot how well created the characters were! ❤ 2mo
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