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Basement_Bookcase

Joined May 2016

Bibliophile and Coffee Addict 📚☕️
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Such a cute book! I normally don‘t like contemporary YA but I really enjoyed this one! It is definitely New Adult and not YA but 🤷🏻‍♀️ Gave me a lot of anxiety about the 2016 USA presidential election but over all I still really enjoyed this. Read it in one sitting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Started this one on audio recently and I‘m enjoying it so far! I‘m interested to see how it ends since there are more books in the series (which I don‘t think was the original plan? idk)

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Started this one a few days ago and loving it so far! I like following different groups of characters through the story and I‘m excited to see it all come together!

BeckyandBooks I really enjoyed this one! 3mo
ladym30 One of my favorites!😍 3mo
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Mehso-so

This was a very quick read and definitely one to pick up over and over again. It‘s more of a page a day kind of book where you reflect on what each page says. Happy I read it and I hope I can make myself pick it up and read a few pages here and there. If you‘re looking for a motivational book however this is not it.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Loved this! Took me a while to follow the time jumps and parts felt rushed but over all I really enjoyed this and would recommend for people who like science fiction, time travel and thrillers!

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Honestly I hardly ever DNF books but I just can‘t with this one. The first book was problematic enough and it just got worse with this one. These characters have the most unhealthy relationship possible and I just can‘t bring myself to continue reading it.

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Next book club pick!

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Not as good as the first book. And I found the ending a little far fetched but over still a good book. Will definitely continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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We are homesick most for the places we have never known. I feel this in my bones

AkashaVampie Me too hun!!! 4mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Gotta read 236 pages by tomorrow for book club. Send lots of coffee ☕️

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Made good progress on this last weekend when I spent ~14 hours in a car driving. Really enjoy the story. Some of the characters really bother me with who they talk about women but I can‘t decide if it‘s the characters I don‘t like or the writing...less than 6 hours left to finish this one but it‘s due back to the library soon so I better get on it.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘m WAY behind on this for book club 🙈🙈🙈 It‘s really interesting but life is just so crazy right now I haven‘t had time to sit down and read

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I‘m so far behind on this for book club 🤦🏻‍♀️ I am enjoying it but it‘s hard to pick up for some reason. I think I just need to be able to sit down a read for several hours.

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I really enjoyed this one but I would recommend that if you read this edition from 2009 you skip “The Final Chapter-2008” and come back to it once you‘ve read the rest of the book. This chapter is an update from Ann in 2008 but they put it as the first chapter which I think is really odd. Reading it first made me really uncomfortable with how Rule talks about Bundy and it almost ruined the book for me reading it first. So save it till the end.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Already behind in reading this for book club. Hopefully I can catch up today though!

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Sir. How. Fucking. Dare. You.
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I loved this book so much. I did not see the ending coming at all. The pacing was excellent. The plot was amazing. The character development was superb. I need Darkdawn and I need it NOW.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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About to start this one for my book club! Have you guys read it yet? What did you think?

TheSpineView I loved it! I thought it was better than Dark Matter. 5mo
Basement_Bookcase @TheSpineView Awesome! I‘m glad you liked it! 5mo
LiterRohde I‘m in the middle of it right now. It‘s really good. 5mo
Basement_Bookcase @LiterRohde Yay! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 5mo
britt_brooke Yes! I was confused most of the time, but I liked it a lot. 5mo
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About 400 pages in and still very interesting. It‘s hard reading this picture of Bundy though. Rule doesn‘t downplay his crimes or make them seem less horrible but the picture she does present is very human and it‘s hard to reconcile the monster and the man. I can‘t imagine how hard this book must of been for her to write.

Cathythoughts I just read it recently... she writes very well ... 5mo
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It‘s really interesting reading this book in 2019, with all of the Ted Bundy shows that have come out recently. And also living in Seattle and going to UW. I hope that connection is the closes I ever get to go serial killer. But I‘m enjoying this book so far and am excited to keep reading. I‘m about 120 pages in and it‘s nearly 550

ladym30 This book was scary! 5mo
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This book was very interesting to read and I really enjoyed learning more about this unit in the FBI. It was really fun comparing it to the Netflix show and now I‘m even more hyped for season 2! I also immediately went and ordered Douglas‘ second book and can‘t wait to start that one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Still really enjoying this one! It‘s really cool to compare this to the Netflix show and pick out the changes they made. I‘m about half way through now and I really want to rewatch the show. Plus I desperately need season 2!

Megabooks Great bookmark! 5mo
Hestapleton I think I heard we‘re getting season 2 in October! 5mo
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Loving this book so far! It‘s been a very quick read and really interesting to learn about how this unit in the FBI formed!

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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A retelling of Vlad the impaler?! Loved this series! Lada is a strong, fierce girl who does what she wants and takes no shit from anyone. This book and the series as a whole has great representation and the plot is very well paced. You get to dive deep into different cultures and you can tell the author did her research! Would recommend this whole series to anyone who loves history, retellings, strong female characters and diversity. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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While not my favorite series from Marie Lu I still thoroughly enjoyed this series, especially this book. The plot kept me guessing and I found something in each character I could relate to. I don‘t think this book is for everyone but if you like revenge, magic and strong female characters I‘d highly recommend this book!

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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Loved this telling of The Goblin King! I writing is gorgeous and the plot is perfectly paced. Looking forward to reading Shadowsong soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jeralyn One of my all time favorites!! 6mo
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Loved this one! Marie imagines a reality that could one day be very real for us and set the stakes high for saving the world. I‘m not a gamer but even though this book focuses around a world-wide (fictional) game phenomena it was still easy to follow what was happening as the characters played. Very well written! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

cali4niacantu I agree fully. As I‘ve read lots of works by Marie Lu, this book seems personal to her as it expresses who she as an author is while creating a relevant book. I love it as well! 3mo
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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I had such high hopes for this book and it wasn‘t what I expected at all. Very disappointing plot. The characters were interesting for the most part but some felt very flat and 2 dimensional. And honestly it wasn‘t sad or painful enough. ⭐️⭐️

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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I honestly don‘t know how I feel about this book. I loved so many things about it but there were other things that didn‘t sit well with me. I don‘t want to spoil anything so I won‘t say much here but some of the relationships and how they‘re framed just...I see other authors get dragged for doing similar things in their books but I‘ve seen nothing about that with this author so I just...it feels like a double standard almost? Anyway ⭐️⭐️⭐️ read

Shley9225 Totally understand how you feel, I felt the same way 6mo
Basement_Bookcase @Shley9225 I‘m glad to know I‘m not alone! 6mo
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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I was so unsure about this book for like 80% of it and then you get to the end and 🤯🤯🤯 I have never been so surprised or shocked by any book more than this one. I did not see the ending coming at all and it made the rest of the book worth it. I can‘t wait to read the rest of this series!

BookFreakOut I agree, I was so-so for most of it but the ending was great! 6mo
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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This book was so cute! I loved following Cassidy and Jacob as they explored Edinburgh and made new friends. V did an amazing job bring the history of Edinburgh to life and had just the right amount of pop culture references. It‘s a quick read and prefect for all ages! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Blood Water Paint | Joy McCullough
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This book was not what I was expecting and I loved it! In this book artist Artemisia Gentileschi tells her story, of becoming a painter before and after her rape. It‘s told in verse form and it‘s beautiful. Artemisia‘s voice rings loud and clear in this novelization of her life and as an art historian I can confidently say that McCullough got her facts right. Add this to your #tbr list right now if it‘s not already on there. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Really enjoying this so far. The advise is really well backed up and this finally gave me the push to try Headspace which I‘d been on the fence about. This book doesn‘t talk about that app but it spends a good amount of time on meditation and mindfulness so it seemed apt to try a mindfulness app.

#currentlyreading #selfimprovement

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Vicious | V E Schwab
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THESE. BOOKS. I will never get over how much I love these books. I would gladly let Victor or Marcella kill me and Eli just needs a hug. I‘ve never read books like these before and I‘m so glad V wrote them and her publisher published them. Plus we‘re going to get a third book! Ugh I can‘t wait but V has so many projects going it‘ll probably be 4-5 years before we get it. But it‘ll be worth the wait! Seriously—go read these right now!

#vicious

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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I love this whole series but especially A Study in Charlotte. Charlotte and Jamie make a great team and they deal with real world problems like drug addiction and sexual assault. It‘s not all about solving the mystery but also solving problems teens face everyday. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#charlotteholmes #fivestarread

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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LOVED. THIS. BOOK!

I listened to this on audio and loved it. I was a bit hesitant about listening to it because of the footnotes but they‘re narrated seamlessly into the book and add greatly to the story!

#nevernight #fivestarread

Ddzmini Loved this book can‘t wait for the last one 📖😋 6mo
GondorGirl The only trouble with the audiobook is if you're pr in public when the sex scenes start! 😳😳😳 6mo
Basement_Bookcase @GondorGirl Or at work! 😳🙈 6mo
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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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I think I'm finally ready to say goodbye

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Today's project: framing my ADSOM silhouettes from BookOfShadowsStuido (on Etsy)

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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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So far so AMAZING !!!

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

Great books remind me that when we spend more time talking about publishing than we talk about books themselves, we're forgetting what matters most.

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‪I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.~ Vincent Van Gogh‬

Excited to read this one!

It's a well researched fictionalization that takes the letters exchanged between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh and brings them to life.

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

The relevant questions isn't "Is this a potential friend for me?" But "Is this character alive?"

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Hush | Jeph Loeb
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Time to give Batman a shot

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After seeing a Wonder Woman movie I think it's time for a Wonder Woman comic

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collegecatlady I love everything about this photo! Fellow Slytherin here 🐍🐍 2y
Basement_Bookcase @collegecatlady Thanks! It's always nice to meet fellow Slytherins! 💚💚💚 2y
BookFreakOut Or as I say, SlytherWIN! 🐍💚 2y
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Young Avengers: Sidekicks | Allan Heinberg
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This was so fun! I loved it from start to finish. Definitely brought up things/events that I didn't understand but it didn't take away from the story at all.

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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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My friend describes this one as "Harry Potter for adults". Let's see if it's true.

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So I really enjoyed this issue but...is that it? Is there not going to be a vol. 3? I'm super confused and must do research!