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Auntynanny

Auntynanny

Joined May 2016

I'm so happy to be back on litsy!
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Children of Men by P D James
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Awakening | Kelley Armstrong
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I finally checked out the Chinook location of Fair's Fair here in Calgary 😁

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Library haul!

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After the Revolution | Robert Evans
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Look what came in the mail!

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Liesl & Po | Lauren Oliver
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Library haul!

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Skystone | Jack Whyte
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I always enjoy Jack Whyte's historical fiction.

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I loved this book so much! I know there are some doubts as to its' authenticity, but the story is still amazing.

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I love this series! This was an excellent sequel and I look forward to reading the next one.

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Lord of the Flies | Golding William
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This one was just okay.

Jenken1998 This book freaked me out as a teen.. never been able to go back to it. 😆 11mo
Auntynanny @Jenken1998 Have you read “Beauty Queens,“ by Libba Bray? It's been described as the female version of Lord of the Flies. It's really good! 11mo
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Ice Princess | Camilla Lckberg
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This was a great suspenseful mystery.

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King Henry V: Third Series | William Shakespeare
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I enjoyed this, but I'm not completely confident in my ability to understand Shakespeare.

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I listened to this on audio and my mind wandered a lot. I still enjoyed it, but I think I would have liked it more in print.

Saknicole I just finished that one too. Not sure if I‘m ready for the next. I like the series but it‘s dragging more than Immortal Instruments, which I read first and LOVE. I am sure that Sebastian is going to be alive again. And something was weird with Jayce at the end again. So round and round it goes 😂 11mo
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Blaze (Canadian) | Richard Bachman
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Library haul!

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I enjoyed this conclusion to the Sandman series. There's definitely other volumes that I have liked more, though.

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Painted Girls | Cathy Marie Buchanan
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I really enjoyed this! I love Degas and I love historical fiction. This was right up my alley.

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Mao / Mao: The Unknown Story | Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
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This book took me a looong time to get through. It was fascinating, but it seemed like it was meant to debunk earlier stories of Chairman Mao. I haven't read much about him previously, so the effect of the book may have been a bit lost on me.

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King Henry IV, Part One and Two | William Shakespeare
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I listened to this on audio, and as often happens to me, my mind wandered a lot while listening to it. I liked the parts of it that I absorbed, though. I am always interested in learning more about medieval times, whether through fiction or nonfiction.

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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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This book was weirder than I expected. I had heard about the whole “tilting at windmills“ thing, so I figured the main character became disturbed throughout the story. I was surprised to learn that he was basically delusional from the start.

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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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I listened to this on audio. I think that's what made the fatphobia (mainly in the first part of the story) particularly jarring to me. I enjoyed it otherwise, though.

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Black Hole | Charles Burns
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I've had this on my TBR for years. I'm so happy I finally got to it! I loved the artwork and the story was creepy and engrossing.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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I got this from a used bookstore and I think it was a pretty cheap edition in the first place. I managed to finish reading it before it completely fell apart 🤣
I liked it for the most part. I was surprised at how much Lawrence seemed to understand women.

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I got this as an e-book from the library. It was supposed to be illustrated, but apparently that did not apply to the e-book version, so that was pretty disappointing. I already felt pretty familiar with the poem, but I find it difficult not to just imagine Homer reading it from The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

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Complete Works | Plato, John M. Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson
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I read this as an e-book from the library. It was over 5000 pages long. I mainly just skimmed it, but I still had to renew it twice to get through it. I wanted to read it because I was curious to find out what Plato's ideal society was. It seems to include a whole lot of eugenics.

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Paper Towns | John Green
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Somehow this was the first book I've read by John Green, but it certainly won't be the last. I really enjoyed this! It's a contemporary young adult novel with elements of mystery. I look forward to recommending it to my nieces :)

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Oh, how I love Thomas King! This was a wonderful collection of short stories!

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This was a fascinating read. It was written in Germany in the 13th Century, around the same time as when the first Arthurian stories were written. It also takes place around the 6th century. There were a lot of similarities to the legend of King Arthur. I would be interested to read most recent adaptations and to see a movie based on the story.

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Alaska | James A Michener
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I listened to this on audio and it was about 50 hours long, so it took me a while to get through it. I mostly enjoyed, but - like most of Michener's epic novels - it dragged a bit at times. I feel like I learned a lot about Alaska.

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Y: The Last Man #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This was a fun story. I'm looking forward to watching the adaptation.

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Love and Rockets, No. 1: New Stories | Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Mario Hernandez
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I love the Hernandez brothers and especially their Love and Rockets stories!

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Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
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I listened to this on audio. It was performed by a full cast, including Richard Dreyfuss and Kelsey Grammer.

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Found | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This was a fast-paced, exciting book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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I listened to this on audio which, for me, means that my mind wandered a lot. I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series in print.

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Fire from Heaven | Mary Renault
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I'd never read a novel about Alexander the Great before this. I quite enjoyed it. This is the first in a trilogy, so it mainly dealt with his early life. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Criminal (Deluxe) | Ed Brubaker
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I enjoyed this on the whole, but I'm not sure if I'll read the rest of the series.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I mostly enjoyed this. Like much of Stephen King's books there was some weirdness in the depiction of women. Parts of it got quite spooky, but it's not my favourite of his books.

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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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I loved this book and I can't wait to read the next in the series! So far there's only the two books, but hopefully it will be at least a trilogy.

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Great Hunt | Robert Jordan
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I really liked this second installment of the Wheel of Time series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I'm curious about the adaptation, but I think I want to read at least one more of the books before I watch it.

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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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This book was very disturbing much of the time, but it was so good! It is a chilling story of domestic violence.

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Arabian Nights | Richard Burton
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I think this was a pretty abridged version of Arabian Nights. I liked it, but I definitely would like to read a more extensive version.

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Agincourt: A Novel | Bernard Cornwell
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I listened to this on audio, which for me means that my mind wandered a lot while I was listening to it. I still quite liked it, as I always enjoy Bernard Cornwell.

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I first heard of this book when the author's daughter, Korama Danquah, was on the Ethnically Ambiguous podcast. She mentioned that her mother had written a book, and it sounded fascinating. I'm so glad I read it! It was intense but just so damned good!

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This was a really moving and interesting graphic novel about World War I.

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Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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I'm not completely sure how I feel about this book. I watched the movie years ago, and I remember liking it. It's told from the point of view of neighbourhood boys observing the five sisters, so it has a kind of distance from the girls themselves. I guess I found myself wondering what this story would have looked like from the perspective of the sisters.

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Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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As always with Kate Morton, I really enjoyed this. In her typical style, it moved back and forth through time, uncovering family secrets.

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Lila and Hadley | Kody Keplinger
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This was a really great book! It was somewhat painful to read at times, but so wonderful.

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This was a very fun and sweet middle-grade fantasy! I look forward to reading the next in the series :)

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The Valley of Fear | Arthur Conan Doyle
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I listened to this on audio, and I found my mind wandered a lot. I will have to reread it in print.

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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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I really enjoyed this! The story revolves around a movie being adapted from a book, and the relationship between the author of the book and the two lead actresses in the movie. I really wish I could somehow watch the movie they were creating in the book, if that makes sense :)

ShyBookOwl It completely makes sense and I agree! 2y
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I found this book in a Little Free Library and couldn't resist taking it. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and this one also did not disappoint. It's very fun and often ridiculous. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Fire | James Patterson, Jill Dembowski
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This was a satisfying ending to a fun and exciting dystopic trilogy.

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Fear: A Novel of World War I | Gabriel Chevallier
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I listened to the audiobook of this. It was pretty intense, but I liked it.