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shadowspeak17
The Little Blue Kite | Mark Z. Danielewski
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Panpan

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As an MZD fan, I really wanted to love this, but I just didn‘t. The story is okay, but reading it feels clunky. There are 3 different ways you can read it and I feel like that nesting of the stories was detrimental to all variations, especially the shortest one. I also don‘t really like the look of the book. The art, for the most part, isn‘t my thing and the use of WordArt type fonts throughout just doesn‘t look good.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Leftcoastzen 😻 2h
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SaunteringVaguelyDownwards
The Water Knife | Paolo Bacigalupi
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This book was a brutal but realistic look at how the fundamental resource of water becomes corporatized and exploited when it grows scarce. Cities wield the power of life and death by shutting down water lines, terrorists blow up dams to sow chaos, and journalists try and trace the muscle back to the source. Vivid characters.

PopSugar Reading Challenge 2019: a "cli-fi" (climate fiction) book

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shadowspeak17
Amina's Voice | Hena Khan
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This was so good! There were a couple plot points I wish had been given more time, but other than that I loved this book. Amina is such a sweet character and her relationships and struggles were all so real. If you enjoy middle grade books, definitely give this one a shot.

#booked2019 #MuslimAuthorOrMC #catsoflitsy #Phoenix #Ember

wanderinglynn Someone does not look impressed to be a book holder 😂❤️🐱 2w
Cinfhen Cute furry friends 😻 2w
Leftcoastzen 😻 2w
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shadowspeak17
The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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Well, this was a rare occurrence. Both of my little nuggets decided to sit with me while I read tonight. ❤️
#catsoflitsy #Phoenix #Ember

Booknerd222 That tail 😍 3w
Texreader Awwww! ❤️😻 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom Adorable!!! 3w
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BethM
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@Avanders I am speechless. I was in a weird, emotional mood last night and totally needed this. This is such a great #coffeebeanbookclub box! I can‘t wait to read the books you included- they‘re exactly what I need right now. That print is perfection and going in my office. Love the local coffee again. You, my friend, are such a blessing.

BethM @Avanders this caramel corn tastes like pancakes! It‘s amazing! 1mo
Avanders Oh yay I‘m so glad!! 😘😘 Also, the packer “bowl” is for your microwave bowls... so you don‘t burn your fingers! I think you can microwave the thing too, or just use it to hold a hot bowl ☺️ And I know, that caramel corn is crazy 🤤 It takes a second to get used to the texture, but yumm. Glad you like too!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 1mo
BethM @Avanders it‘s soup and chili season so it will go to good use! 1mo
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shadowspeak17
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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I thought the first part was really good. The introductions to the characters and how trees played into their individual histories had me like 😍🌲 But then the rest was very up and down for me. After their great set up, I thought the characters felt pretty meh after that and things moved at a pace that felt too slow in some places and too fast in others. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace because I love being around trees. 😊

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for that prompt! 👊🏻♥️📚 1mo
Crazeedi Purrrfect pic!!😸 1mo
Cinfhen Exactly how I felt about this book!!! After such a careful and beautifully crafted introduction (about 200 pages) this book became a CHORE to get through. Our bookclub all felt similar. 1mo
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shadowspeak17
Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Honestly, I‘m not sure comics and graphic novels are really my thing. My typical reaction after finishing one is usually “Mmkay... Well, I read it...” 🤷🏽‍♀️ even when they‘re supposedly amazing. It wasn‘t much different with this, but my reaction was a little more positive, so I‘m counting that as a win. 😅 I really do think it was worth the read even though I‘m probably not the ideal audience for it. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction, so I do still need to find something for the comic/graphic novel prompt. If anyone has any suggestions, they‘d be greatly appreciated. 😬

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
2mo
4thhouseontheleft I would suggest the March trilogy. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This sounds good, in a sad way. The March trilogy is great. I also suggest 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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This was a wonderfully thought-provoking story. I didn‘t really like how abrupt the ending was though.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

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shadowspeak17
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Oooh boy was this dark! And that is certainly not a complaint. 😂 This was great. 👌🏽 Each chapter gives a view of the incident and the aftermath from a different perspective. Even though some of the details get repeated, new insight gets layered on top of what you already know and things slowly build and build until the book reaches its fittingly twisted conclusion.

#booked2019 #booktomovie #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Meaw_catlady Awww what a beautiful kitty! 2mo
MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻 2mo
Cinfhen This is a film!!!! I need to see it because book was so well done 2mo
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shadowspeak17
The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Out of the three stories in Amazon‘s Forward collection that I‘ve read so far, this has easily been my favorite. The story moves kind of slowly, but it always kept me interested and curious about what would happen so I was never bored. The 2nd person pov worked well too and didn‘t get on my nerves like it did in “Emergency Skin.” ⬇️

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

shadowspeak17 Side story: My boyfriend said “what the fuck is going on” so many times while reading this, I was afraid he was going to hate it. He didn‘t though. He said it was awesome and gave it five stars. 😂👍🏽 2mo
wanderinglynn Someone does not look impressed. 😂❤️🐱 What a pretty ginger! 🧡 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 2mo
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