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My current #Hoopla #ebook read for #BookClub this month!

Already halfway through and I‘m lovin it!!! 🖤🏴‍☠️📖

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Get Jiro! | Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose
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Wasn‘t a fan of this. My least favorite part of watching/reading Bourdain‘s works are his opinions about America‘s food culture. In his graphic novel, a corporate chef and a locavore chef battle for control of the upscale dining market. But Jiro, an edo-style sushi chef, and other upholders of food traditions battle back for control of America‘s stomachs. I also never appreciate his fat shaming. That really kills me about him. #hoopla

Megabooks @dabbe 💯💯💯 2mo
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Bourdain‘s graphic novel collaborator, Joel Rose, finished this two years after Tony‘s death. The artwork in this exploration of Japanese food-related horror tales was excellent, but the copy felt unfinished. I plan to try his other graphic novels on #hoopla that were finished before his death. This one is available there, too, but I took advantage of my library‘s hard copy. Between a pick and a so-so.

JenReadsAlot Oh I need to check this out! 3mo
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot yeah, I didn‘t know he had written graphic novels until earlier this year! 3mo
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The Laughter: A Novel | SONORA. JHA
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Oh how I love dark academia! This tale of an older white male professor obsessed with a younger female Pakistani colleague hit on all cylinders. When a racial crisis hits campus, it reveals they both have darker pasts than first meets the eye. The ending stunned me. On #hoopla!

Cathythoughts Stacking 👍🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fab! 3mo
BarbaraBB I had this one stacked already but now I REALLY want to read it 🤍 3mo
Ruthiella Also stacking! 😃 3mo
sarahbarnes Omg I LOVED this one! Glad you liked it, too! 3mo
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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) 4mo
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The Prospectors: A Novel | Ariel Djanikian
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If you‘re into sweeping historical family sagas, this one‘s for you! I don‘t always love them, but Alice‘s greed and conniving totally drew me in. Great character!

After striking it rich in the Klondike gold rush, Alice‘s sister takes her up to care for her. While there, Alice looks to enrich herself while cutting off a local indigenous family. In the present day, Alice‘s descendant looks to right this wrong. A good look at white guilt. #tob24

Megabooks Available on #hoopla! 7mo
squirrelbrain Not one I fancied, but your review is making me think again….. 🤔 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I was really surprised by how much I liked this! 7mo
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Ruthiella I do like the sweeping historical saga from time to time! 👍 7mo
Suet624 Thanks for letting us know it‘s on hoopla. My library‘s daily borrowing limit for the entire library is such that I have to wake up at midnight to get a book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
willaful @Suet624 The things we do! 😂 7mo
Megabooks @Suet624 wow! I‘ve never heard of a library having that problem. But I don‘t use hoopla very often outside of tob season. I just don‘t find it as intuitive to browse as Libby. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I hope you‘re able to get some of these good tob reads on there though! I think this is my fifth title from the longlist off hoopla. 7mo
Megabooks @willaful right?! 7mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella I really enjoyed this one! 7mo
Suet624 @willaful Woke up at 3 am and grabbed it from Hoopla. 😊 7mo
Megabooks @Suet624 I hope it‘s worth it! 🤞🏻😁😁 (edited) 7mo
Suet624 Me too. 😂😂 7mo
Chelsea.Poole Great review! 7mo
Chelsea.Poole @Suet624 wow! Our library reserves 10 borrows per person for the month. Seems a bit dog-eat-dog to reset each day and share borrows with all fellow cardholders 😱 7mo
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Funky Turkeys | Benjamin Zephaniah
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#LitsyToB24 upcoming titles. I just started Mobility on audio. I have The Rachel Incident checked out but may listen to Vintage Contemporaries on #hoopla first because it‘s an #NYC setting and we are headed there on Tuesday! I‘m trying Awad again and hopeful even though Bunny wasn‘t for me. #ShareYourStack

Megabooks How exciting! Enjoy NYC! 🗽 VC is a very New York novel, so I think it‘s a great choice to listen to get in the mood. @BarbaraBB just wrote the funniest review of Rouge. Personally, I like Awad doing Awad, but I get she might be marmite. 7mo
Chelsea.Poole @Megabooks I read @BarbaraBB ‘s review and I loved it 😆 I thought I was the only human who just couldn‘t “Bunny”. Apparently not! I‘m hopeful to try again with her though. Sometimes authors hit different with different books for me. 7mo
BarbaraBB Thanks @Megabooks 💕! I hope of course you‘ll love Rouge, Chelsea! I loved Rachel and Mobility! Enjoy NYC! 7mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I‘m jealous you‘re going to NYC! VC is perfect for your trip though! I just finished Route and didn‘t love it -sorry! 😬 (I didn‘t like Bunny either) 7mo
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Saga Volume 11 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I was so excited to see this on #hoopla! I love this series!

JacqMac Yay! I love it, too. 7mo
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Mobility | Lydia Kiesling
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This book defies categories! Lydia manages to weave politics and business into a compelling coming of age novel.

Bunny is a diplomat brat who spends a formative summer in Baku, Azerbaijan, where information about the oil industry seeps into her. Years later recovering from a breakup she takes a temp job in Houston, which leads to in a career at a mid-size oil company, where she tries to reconcile her beliefs and how they don‘t align with her job.

Megabooks #tob24 This is available on #hoopla, and the audiobook narration is great!! 7mo
squirrelbrain Oh good, I‘m glad the audio is great. I can get this on Everand (Scribd) but goodness knows when I‘ll get to it! 7mo
Addison_Reads I just finished this on audio today, and it's one of my favorites so far on the long list for #tob24. 7mo
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Deblovestoread I just picked this up at the library yesterday. Hoping to start today. 7mo
Hooked_on_books Oh good, that sounds interesting! I‘m on hold for the audio, but it‘ll be a little while before I get it. 7mo
BarbaraBB Oooh so excited now! 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I think you‘ll like it! 7mo
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books do you have hoopla? It‘s on there! 7mo
Megabooks @Deblovestoread fantastic!! 7mo
Megabooks @Addison_Reads loved your review!! 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll enjoy this one, too! 7mo
Hooked_on_books Nope, no hoopla at my libraries, unfortunately. But I should get the audio before the tournament, so I‘ll be good to go! 7mo
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The Red-Headed Pilgrim | Kevin Maloney
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I neither liked nor disliked this Bildungsroman about a young kid who drops out of college and gets his heart broken by some interesting (weird) women as he drifts around the northern US in his 20s. I felt the sexual humor was sophomoric and prurient, and there wasn‘t much meat (I guess) to the story to attach me to the MC. The stoner philosophizing just isn‘t my thing. Glad I borrowed from #hoopla. I did enjoy the audio narration. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #tob24

Megabooks @Suet624 I know you liked this one. It just didn‘t click with me, but I didn‘t dislike it either. Just wasn‘t my sense of humor. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I think if I had those place connections that you do, it might have swung it to low pick. 8mo
Reggie Lol, love the review. 8mo
Jas16 Glad you liked it a little more than I did! 8mo
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squirrelbrain This is difficult to get hold of for me, so after yours and @Jas16 review, I won‘t bother. (Unless it makes the shortlist of course! 🙄) 8mo
Megabooks @Reggie thanks! 😂 7mo
Megabooks @Jas16 I did. It wasn‘t my thing, but it wasn‘t bad. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain you and I are both such completists! 😂😂👯‍♀️ 7mo
Suet624 No need to explain, but thank you. I was very surprised it was a TOB selection, as it surely didn't qualify. And yes, the locale was of interest to me. Being a wandering hippie myself I could completely relate to this guy but I also got a bit tired of him. So I completely understand why others didn't like the book. 7mo
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