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Booktastic

Joined July 2019

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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I could not put this down! The story advanced at a good pace and I figured I better keep up I guess :) If you like suspense, I recommend it - although I don't have kids and I could see it being kind of terrifying if you did!

#ffsteamb @fictionfeudsociety

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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There is so much info in this book - it's about mostly the LA Library, ahout the fire there and rebuilding, and it's history. It's also kind of a love letter to what libraries are, have been, and can be.

I enjoyed some chapters more than others. In the end I would have enjoyed it more if it was shorter. I could have done without a lot of the deep history on the LA Library especially.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This author has a way of sharing things that make a lot of sense to me, but that I never really thought of before.

She starts this paragraph by saying that in Senegal when someone dies, they say that their library burned down. I may need to start using that.

#library #thelibrarybook

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I have no judgement for how people spend their money or manage their books!

But - this is why I read 70+ books a year but don't really have any books in my home. Almost everything I read is an ebook borrowed from the library. I don't need the souvenir, I just want the experience!

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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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I just love Elin Hilderbrand's books. I get attached to the characters, there is always some depth to the story but still easy to read. This book had all of that, plus a bit of history.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Pickpick

Oh, the stress! What a ride.
#noexit #iwontsleeptonight

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Well, if this doesn't just grab you... and suck away the rest of your life as you just. keep. reading. About 1/3 of the way through.

#noexit

shellleigh33 One of my favorites by far this year! 4mo
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I guess Marvin has a case of the Mondays too 🥴

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Sometimes when we do reading challenges... we read weird stuff 😂

This fit prompts in 2 challenges- a book about a cult and a choose your own adventure book.

I was REALLY dreading a cult book, but if I had to read 1, this was a good choice. I don't want to join & I don't understand when people fall in that trap. That said, I landed on Eckankar, which all in all doesn't sound too bad 😂

#cults #chooseyourownadventure #eckankar #nothankyou

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I didn't know until I looked for this image that this was made in to a Netflix movie- I will have to watch it now. I'm curious how they end it. This is a super fast read. I enjoyed his writing style, I think I'll read some of his earlier work. I read this for a reading challenge- I needed a book published posthumously. Sadly the author wrote this as he was dying of cancer I believe.

#kentharuf #oursoulsatnight #speedread

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Might be between Pick & SoSo. I enjoyed it more than I expected to! #cinder #marissameyer #retelling #ya #cyborg

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1. I barely have any books in my house. I read entirely on my phone! I love the convenience and it's so easy to borrow from the library. I rarely buy a book. Am I the only one?

2. I have volunteered for a dog rescue for almost 10 years... and now I have 4 dogs 🐶🐶🐶🐶

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 💜🐾 I have two rescues myself. 4mo
Booktastic @TheSpineView Best dogs! 4mo
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I was worried I would hate this - and I'm not great at walking away from a book. I tried to read one of the books written by the Wicked author, the Snow White one, and I hated it. I read Dorothy Must Die, the reinvention of The Wizard of Oz, and hated it too. But, I'm doing a reading challenge and need a 'retelling' of a famous story, so I decided on this. I'm pleasantly surprised - I like it so far!

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Somehow I have never read this, and it fit in to a challenge I'm doing, so now was the time. I enjoyed it!

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This is surprising - to me, anyway. You don't hear much about the Rastafarians!

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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I loved every semi-predictable moment of it! It's not perfect but I didn't care. I had to know how it would end and I didn't want to put it down. #justwhatineeded

marleed I had no idea how it would end as I was reading! 5mo
Booktastic @marleed I wasn't sure about how it would end either! It was something else I pegged right from the start, it didn't hamper my reading experience though! 5mo
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I really think if I'd had more uninterrupted reading time for this one, I would have liked it so much more. It's complex and picking it up and putting it down so much made it tough for me. If you want to read it, I recommend picking a time when you can really dig in and knock it out in a couple of days.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Idk what it says about me that I am loving this twisted book, lol, but I am!

SilversReviews It was twisted and unbelievable. :) 5mo
Booktastic @SilversReviews I don't want to put it down! Lol 5mo
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IvoryLunatic I'm getting nothing done at work today!
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My current read. I thought I would really get in to this - but it's not totally grabbing me yet.

Caroline2 Yeah I couldn‘t get into this either and ended up bailing. It seems to be a love/hate book. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
Booktastic @Caroline2 I'm interested enough to want to see how it ends, but I thought it might be one that is hard to put down at bedtime - and that's definitely not the case 🛌 5mo
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