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Booklover2

Joined May 2016

Loved puppers, books, film buff, super heros and the 10th Doctor
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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Bailedbailed

Yes I abandoned this one and yes I have it 2 stars anyways. I actually love Don Quixote and Sancho. I loved it every time they bantered or fought giant windmills and charged at people who he thought were the “enemy” and be all
Bumbling. Those are the bits I Loved and how positive he always stayed, searching for love.

But the short stories throughout took me out of the story. So I bailed

RachelAmphlett Omg, i tried to read this years ago and bailed! Such a shame as the concept always fascinated me! 2d
Booklover2 I wanted to love it with all my heart 2d
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Ireland: A Novel | Frank Delaney
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Bailedbailed

I wanted so much to love this book. I love all@things about my culture, however I‘m more into the Celtic lore@than I am about these stories. The back story was a vehicle in which to tell short stories which I am not a fan of. Writing was eloquent but overall the story bores me.

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Sanderson strikes again! Magic, steampunk and western mashup! How can you miss! Super fun read for those who like to smile 😊

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Old Bones | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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A new series in the Pendergast-verse featuring Nora Kelly and Corrie Swanson! I loved it! Awesome mystery highly recommend

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If you read The Silent Companions and loved it, read this now! A perfect October read. Dark Victorian gothic horror rich in atmosphere with all the mysterious elements. Highly recommend!

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Unputdownable!!!
PTSD, dysfunctional, young love, homesteading

What a fantastic read!

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Mehso-so

Meh. That‘s about it up for me. It‘s a typical serial killer story using many of the same tropes as others. Potentially interesting characters if only the author went deeper in character development especially the villains. If you want a quick, fast read without much thought, this will do it.

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Madame Bovary | Gustave Flaubert, Eleanor Marx-Aveling, Alex Struik
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Mehso-so

Meh! I typically love classics but not this one! What a vapid twit! No depth whatsoever, selfish with a head full of air.
Oh yes, writing was nice.

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Tricks of the tv camera, tricks memories can play is the setting for this creepy book about a “possession” or psychological breakdown. You decide. Super fast and engaging read for the fall season!

Cathythoughts 😱scary cover 2mo
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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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This will go down as one of my favorite reads this year. Set in Russia, 2 small sisters are abducted. The story Weaves itself into a series of chapters focusing on women lives within the range of the kidnapping which ties these stories. The beautiful writing made this so compelling and a our joy to read. Simply divine

BarbaraBB I‘ve heard so many good things about this one! 2mo
Booklover2 It‘s truly amazing I just can‘t explain why lol 2mo
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Leopard at the Door | Jennifer McVeigh
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Excellent historical fiction about the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s in Africa. Doing some deep diving and learning more. Good read but be warned, the characters will drive you mad with frustration!! Especially the father!!! Also warning that this is intense and brutal in places. The racism is maddening

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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I‘d say about 3 1/2 stars. It very good, got good creepy kid who is diabolically written, but in a way it lacks the “teeth” of We Need To Talk About Kevin, a book that destroyed me. Entertaining read but lacked oomph.

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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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Mehso-so

A bit dated but overall pretty good. I love stories about creepy people holding onto someone like wicker man or harvest home, Midsommar, and this one doesn‘t disappoint. I did find Rosemary to be about one the most annoyingly irritating characters that lacked any intuition at all! I don‘t think Ive ever read a book that was word for word in the movie.

Cathythoughts I thought this was good ! But my very favorite is 3mo
Booklover2 I‘ll heck on that one right now! Thanks for the tip. 3mo
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I wanted to like this. I don‘t think I‘m much of a short story person. They have to be amazing. This feels so disjointed and incomprehensible! The writing is awful and I just can‘t care enough. It bounces so many places I can‘t seem to get my head around this world at all. Needless to say I didn‘t finish.

I think it‘s best for me to just start with the trilogy and get I to the actual heart of the story.

RainyDayReading I‘m in the same boat. I know everyone says to start with the short stories but...I think I may just skip the rest and just jump right into the regular series. 3mo
Booklover2 Yes I‘m totally gonna do the same thing. This book makes no sense 3mo
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Mehso-so

Blasphemy!!!!!

A book that means so much to me for its prose, it‘s horrors and it‘s deep sadness, Frankenstein will forever hold a special place in heart ♥️ as one of the best classics ever written. That said, I had high hopes for a retelling from the perspective of Elizabeth and excited about being back in the Frankenstein universe.

What a complete disappointment! Fan fiction at best! Can not recommend! Read the original and be wow‘d.

LibrarianRyan I agree. I didn't see what all the hoopla was over this book. 3mo
brit91 Cute dog!😍🐶 3mo
Booklover2 Thank you! She‘s my reading buddy. 3mo
LA_Mead Ok I‘m glad you said that about this book, because I really wanted to like it... but it just felt slow-paced and not quite right. 3mo
Booklover2 It was definitely off and it never captured the spirit of the original and best ever book 3mo
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Didn‘t you ever hear “if it‘s too good to be true, then it probably is”?

When someone will pay you to live for 3 months in a swanky hotel in the heart of NYC, all you have to do is follow the rules and at the end of the stay you get a huge payload, RUN!!!!

I love creepy hotels with questionable tenants. Think Rosemarys Baby, but not really. Lol!

A good little page-turner.

Recommend

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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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The world goes down is epidemic fashion!!! I didn‘t love it, but I sure did like it a lot. A bit long, but it‘s epic so fine.

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Excellent memoir! What makes it so excellent? He wrote it all by himself, flaws and all. You can‘t get more authentic than that. Interesting and engaging young man who is a completely grounded soul.

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Mehso-so

Oh how I wanted to love this one. Like her first book, very lackluster served with a side of a big fat meh.

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Head on | John Scalzi
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Mehso-so

This one is book 2 yet it can totally stand alone. If you like elements of sci fi, detective stories and mysteries, with a touch of humor, definitely read these books.

I gave it 3 stars due to not enough character development surrounding the mystery. The mains are all good and solid, but lacking something in the story overall. It was readable and light but honestly, nothing thrilling.

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1984 | Gorge Gorge Orwell
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Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.

Gave this a reread. In today‘s current climate, this is more horrifying than ever. It definitely meant more to me today than in my 20s.

SquidgetsRoom I read this is HS & wasn‘t a fan but, bought it not long ago for a reread as well. Thought maybe I‘d be better able to appreciate it now that the world is the way it is. 5mo
Booklover2 As an adult and current climate, I‘m sure you will appreciate it much more 5mo
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Disturbing, thought provoking, uncomfortable, yet we should all@not be so quick to judge what we do not know.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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That was a super satisfying, page-turning, you will never guess it beach book!

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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A crazy shit show and challenging as hell, but what a ride! Loved it❤️❤️

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This author does a beautiful job describing what it‘s like to make these sort of discoveries. I am adopted and recently found my birth family. Whether it‘s a good experience or not, mine was mixed, we deserve to know the truth of where we come from. It‘s importance cannot be measured.

I knew I had a mystery to solve, this poor woman didn‘t know until she was 54. I cannot imagine the shock. Well
Done.

Megabooks I hope you are able to build a relationship with your birth family. 💙 5mo
Booklover2 I am! It‘s so exciting! I have a full sister and brother and one half brother. We are building from here❤️ 5mo
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Mehso-so

This is about A 3 1/2 stars for me. Characterization was a bit flat and much repetitiveness throughout. Definitely needed more creativity. However it did keep me turning the pages quickly.

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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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Mehso-so

I am one of the very few that thought this was meh. Glossy version of addiction. Go ask Alice or requiem for a dream hits it hard and true. This was “drug addiction light”

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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😮 WOW! Not a single wasted word! It will go down as an absolute favorite. Wickedly diabolical!

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I can‘t recommend how wonderful this book is enough. Joyful, heartbreaking and insightful.

Which is what we all want from art, isn‘t it? When someone pins down something that feels like it lives inside us? Takes a piece of your heart out and shows it to you? It‘s like they are introducing you to a part of yourself.
Daisy jones

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Elevation | Stephen King
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I guess it‘s just me. I didn‘t care for this book at all.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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Excellent sequel to Vicious! Be aware that there are no real likable characters here lol! They are all pretty nasty but boy are they entertaining! Well done

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It is important not to confuse “patriotism” with “nationalism.” As I define it, nationalism is a monologue in which you place your country in a position of moral and cultural supremacy over others. Patriotism, while deeply personal, is a dialogue with your fellow citizens, and a larger world, about not only what you love about your country but also how it can be improved.”

Dan Rather

Required reading❤️❤️❤️

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The Lathe Of Heaven | Ursula K. LeGuin
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I honestly don‘t think I‘m equipped to review but will try.

A man whose dreams alter reality and and a doctor who wants to harness and control those dreams, was fantastic. In a world that has a multitude of problems, the doctors good intentions to control the dreams to make the world a better place, however it comes with dangerous side effects.

God complexes are extremely dangerous even when benevolent.

vivastory This book is🍌👖. Absolutely brilliant. 7mo
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Wow! What a complex story with complicated characters! Looking forward to book 2.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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What a nasty, twisted bit of fun that was! When a marriage becomes too mundane, hey let‘s spice it up with some teamwork serial killing!!!

Definitely a page turner with some unexpected twists.
Fun read!

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The Silence | Tim Lebbon
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This was a rather effectively good, creepy book with creative monsters both non human and human alike.

Looking forward to the movie of it on Netflix this month.

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This was the most page turner book I‘ve read in a long time!!! Totally out of my wheelhouse, not what I expected. Loved it hard !

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Looking forward to this as my next read. Sunny California day

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Subhuman | Michael McBride
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Mehso-so

This was pretty much a rip off of The Thing and a mediocre one at best. However it was just book 1 in a series so I will give it another chance with book 2.

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Nos4a2 = Nos4a2 | Joe Hill
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What a strange, weird, story that I cannot exactly out my finger in a category that quite describes it. It‘s definitely a mashup of horror, dreams, mystery, adventure, romance, joy, sadness, tenderness all rolled up into one big epic tale. Not for the squeamish!

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The Test | Sylvain Neuvel
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Being a huge fan of Black Mirror and this author, I had to pick this up. I‘m also not a fan of short stories, but this hard hitting, guy-wrenching story was everything I always want short stories to be!!!

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What a colossal waste of time! I‘m giving it 2 stars ⭐️ because the writing itself is amazing. Her ability to write beautifully is a pleasure. However each of these stories were pointless, dull and who the hell cares! I want my short stories to have a point!

I keep trying to find good short stories and come up dissatisfied.

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Small Sacrifices | Ann Rule
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Mehso-so

I remember seeing this made for TV movie
As a young adult and was horrified that a mother could shoot all
Her kids in cold blood. I found the book to be just ok. I believe partly due to the fact that Ann Rule read the audio. She is a terrible narrator and found her distracting. Although she gets to the heart of this story and shows through testimony how empty and sociopathic Diane Downs is in a very clear and concise fashion.

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A Face Like Glass | Frances Hardinge
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Mehso-so


It‘s imaginative, clever twists , reads like a chess match and reminds me very much of Neil Gaiman in its creativity and world building. I feel the author went on too long and at certain points I was like ok let‘s get moving. It needed some editing and cleaning up in parts. I feel
If it was a bit shorter and clearer in some parts, I would have loved it. But for now I‘ll say I liked it.

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There is nothing like a good who done it to pass the time. This was a pretty good take on sluicing. Our main character relives the murder of a woman at party each night, each day in 8 different people attending the party. The only way out of this never ending loop is to solve the mystery using his insights he gets from different perspectives from each character. Cool idea, yes? Yes and no. Didn‘t really work. Bold ideas though 👏🏻👏🏻

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Now this is how you write a YA book!!! A strong, interesting main character, good side characters, one snarky AI, plenty of Sci Fi and action in space for a lifetime!! Oh and Doomslug. Read and you‘ll see.

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Verses for the Dead | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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I‘m thrilled these two are back on track in these books. Was worried a couple of books back but this one and the last one were excellent. I also like the idea of them introducing new characters and keeping it fresh.

As always, looking forward to more Pendergast!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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One of the best books about the strength of being a woman, a healer, a fighter, a mother. Circe is a lesser known figure in the world of Greek mythology, being the daughter of the titan, Helios. She is defiant and strong and least favorite of his children. His loss!
huzzah!

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“His dad told him many times that the definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what‘s necessary to defend a woman.” -Where the Crawdads Sing- ❤️ There just isn‘t enough space to capture into words how much I loved this book!

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Extremely effective story based on truth.
I‘m deeply disturbed by this piece of our history. Shame doesn‘t even begin to cover the depth of horror here.