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AnnRaz

AnnRaz

Joined August 2018

Librarian | Artist | Weirdo
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Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Echo | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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“At some point, you even laughed. And what else could you do but laugh? If you can‘t laugh, you either cry or go stark raving mad.”

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Echo | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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“By the time anyone might discover the ice mummy, it wouldn‘t be forensic investigation, just an archeological curiosity.”

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Echo | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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“Don‘t ask me why I was candid with someone who‘d been in my life less time than it takes to chug a tequila, but Cécile made some neurons in my brain dance and I liked her right off the bat. Sometimes you just feel it. Other place, other time, maybe we woulda been friends.”

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What Lies in the Woods | Kate Alice Marshall
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“I‘ve been in enough bar fights to know you don‘t tangle with crazy.”

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What Lies in the Woods | Kate Alice Marshall
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“There is a wilderness in little girls.”

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“Something in my chest has slackened. Old scar tissue, hardened and petrified. I‘m not sure if that means it‘s bleeding or healing.”

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“In the space between her words I hear everything she isn‘t saying. The curse of knowing someone‘s rhythms. Of being able to intuit her meaning, rather than her words.”

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Pickpick

Three short stories. The title story is, by far, one of the most disturbing stories I have ever read. Upon finishing, I sat for quite some time staring off into the distance, processing what I had just read. An excellent story.

The Enchantment was lackluster in comparison.

You‘ll Find It‘s Like That All Over was an absolute delight.

Overall, highly recommended. One of my favorites that I‘ve ever read.

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“You know how people are. So eager to disguise their pain. So willing to maintain social graces and remain polite even in the face of discomfort.”

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“Beliefs are like bugs on flypaper. You know what I‘m saying? They‘re hard to shake off.”

DimeryRene I‘ve always been interested in this! 2w
AnnRaz @DimeryRene I highly recommend! It‘s a really quick read, too. 2w
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“I once read somewhere that if your mind continuously returns to the same person over and over again, it means that they‘re thinking of you as well.”

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One of the strangest books I‘ve read. Loved it.

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“We‘re just a bunch of adults who don‘t know anything about birds.”

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“Enjoying a moment is a victory. I think we need to hold on to those.”

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“You never know when a time is the last time, because if you did you could never go on with life.”

DimeryRene I have wanted to read this for so long. 💕 4w
AnnRaz @DimeryRene just finished it. Really enjoyed it! 4w
DimeryRene @AnnRaz so glad! I‘ve heard mixed reviews. I loved his first two books, so this is certainly on my list. 3w
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“Perhaps that was why, in his estimation, true intelligence was accepting how limited one‘s intelligence always is.”

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“It only sounded like paranoia if you were wrong.”

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Strega | Johanne Lykke Holm
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Enjoyed this one. A slow burn. Dark, atmospheric, haunting.

My only issue with it: the word “milk” appeared far too much lol

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Strega | Johanne Lykke Holm
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“I had always thought that I would make a beautiful corpse. I would take care not to be ugly when it happened, take care not to become an ugly murder victim, lying there with my mouth open in a dress I had inherited, as much a failure in death as in life. I harbored an internal mechanism that bathed everything in a glittering light, the mechanism that binds death with beauty and beauty with death.”

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Strega | Johanne Lykke Holm
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“I had set out fresh flowers on the bedside tables. They smelled strong and alive. I preferred things that were dead to begin with.”

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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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“Relationships aren‘t scientific, they‘re not mathematical. They‘re chaotic, abstract, irrational.”

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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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“He wasn‘t what I was looking for, he was someone I found on the way. And sometimes that‘s enough. You find someone going the same direction as you are and it‘s all the connection you need when the world has turned as much as it had.”

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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Excellent. Captivating and heartbreaking.

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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“‘Well, I hope so,‘ she said, wishing she had something stronger than hope on hand, knowing better than to look too hard for whatever that stronger thing might be.”

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Strega | Johanne Lykke Holm
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“I always give a thought to when I do something for the third time. I‘d advise all people to do the same. It‘s important to be suspicious of that sort of repetition.”

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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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“‘Events happen in more than two dimensions,‘ he says. ‘You have to imagine how they look from different sides, otherwise you don‘t see them at all.‘”

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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“I wanted to go ask her: Is everything OK? But you never know with people. And then I seen her throwing things in the ocean and I said, Oh, I don‘t want to know, you know? I went back inside, it‘s not my business.”

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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“When you live alone, no matter how lovingly you decorate your space, you come to rely on the things that serve you best. *This* coffee cup, *that* spoon, this rustic beige bowl that‘s a little heavier than the others.”

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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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“Maybe we‘ll all have to get used to the uncertainty. Maybe that‘s what frightens me. The way you can get used to anything if you‘ve got nothing better to gravitate toward.”

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And Then I Woke Up | Malcolm Devlin
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“When I say this is a love story, I mean this is a story about someone who believed in something impossible and beautiful and dangerous with such strength of character and devotion that they followed the thread of it all the way to the very end, no matter what the world threw at them.
“Whichever way you try to tell it, that sounds like a love story to me.”

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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“It's pretty rare to meet someone who's comfortable just sitting quietly with you before you get to know each other better. Sometimes quiet people are trying to let you know they don't actually want to talk to you, but this wasn't that. It was easy.”

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Devil House | JOHN. DARNIELLE
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“But I'm a professional. I don't care if I feel like an idiot. It's kind of an item of faith with me that my feelings aren't important when I'm working.”

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Excited to start this one

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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“Having someone else to take care of forces you to be less selfish.”

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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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“My sense of humor has been described as dry by some, cruel by others. I prefer to think of it as an acquired taste, similar to the olive at the bottom of a martini. You either like it or you don‘t.”

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White Horse: A Novel | Erika T. Wurth
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“I‘d brought the book with me to the bar, as per my usual — and pulled it out of my bag.”

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White Horse: A Novel | Erika T. Wurth
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“This was why emotions were bullshit. You couldn‘t let them have control of you. You had to stuff them deep inside, and leave them there, sealed.”

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White Horse: A Novel | Erika T. Wurth
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“I can tell she‘s not holding back to seem more interesting, it‘s because all her secrets hurt so much that letting them out will be like dying, just a little bit.
“She wants to know if I‘m worth all of those tiny deaths.”

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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“Damnable English language - more words than anybody can be expected to keep track of, and then they use the same one for about three different things.”

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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“His voice had that light veneer of humor that we all get, because if we don‘t pretend we‘re laughing, we might have to admit just how broken we are.”

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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“People get hung up on happiness and joy, but fun will take you at least as far and it‘s generally cheaper to obtain.”

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The Ballerinas: A Novel | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
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“No tragedy is mundane. Not while we‘re living it.”

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The Ballerinas: A Novel | Rachel Kapelke-Dale
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“It‘s a story about love, I‘d written to her, but it‘s not a love story. It‘s about how you think love can save you and yet it never, ever does.”

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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“It‘s cold and poor and if you don‘t die from falling in a hole or starving to death, a wolf eats you.” p.6

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Shutter | Courtney Alameda
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Never read a cozy mystery before, but here we go!
#scarathlon2022 book #2

#scarathlon #teamread #teamslaughter

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Mehso-so

Kept me interested for the most part but overall felt very superficial. Wouldn‘t NOT recommended it though 🤷🏻‍♀️

#scarathlon2022 #teamslaughter

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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all the black covers. Looking forward to starting What Moves the Dead !

#scarathlondailyprompts #black #teamslaughter #scarathlon2022

Curly_Reader Nice picks!! 4mo
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Clwojick Looks like a perfectly cozy October! 4mo
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