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CallMeIshmael

CallMeIshmael

Joined May 2016

Runner, Reader, Time Lord, Jedi, Howler, Marathon Maniac #7995
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Cinema Speculation | Quentin Tarantino
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Imagine you are on a long car trip in a junk car in your twenties with your best friend who happens to be Quentin Tarantino. I loved this book, I love how much he loves movies, he makes me want to love movies. He makes you feel like you need to see these movies. It‘s like you are sitting in a movie trailer on the set in the 70‘s. He describes the screenplays, and how they are different than the actual movie. The actors, directors, a fun read

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Last Night in Montreal | Emily St. John Mandel
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I absolutely love every book she has written that i have read so far. I think it‘s because she writes characters who embrace loneliness and enjoy the subtle life. I love being alone and I love books with the ambiance of quiet introversion.

Sapphire That is a good summary of her perspective! 2mo
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Grady Hendrix does it again, this may be my favorite so far

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The Book loft in Columbus Oh is amazing

Chelsea.Poole Yes it is! 2mo
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Slaughterhouse-Five | Kurt Vonnegut
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I did a thing today, I just so happened to be passing by Indianapolis for work so I took a little detour and it was amazing. @britt_brooke

Leftcoastzen Oh wow! So jealous! Maybe someday. 3mo
Julsmarshall So cool! 3mo
britt_brooke Ahhhh, I‘m SO JEALOUS!! One day, I will get there! 3mo
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New book from my local bookstore

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The Alexandria Quartet | Lawrence Durrell
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This book is not what I expected and it seems so far to be one of the most challenging books I have ever attempted but it‘s absolutely stunning and gorgeous and gives me hope for the future that someone once wrote like this.

Leftcoastzen That‘s lovely ! 3mo
Sparklemn Great review! And your cat is adorable. 2w
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Jinn: A Novel | Matthew B.J. Delaney
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Oh how to review this book, while the story is good and different, the writing is antiquated and very misogynistic. The female character is pointless and just there to distract the main character. Like I said the story is good so there is that

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The Alexandria Quartet | Lawrence Durrell
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New book vibes

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Drakula | Bram Stoker
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My October read this year is the original vampire. After finally reading this I am astonished how well it has held up. It was creepy, scary and exciting and while Dracula may not be my favorite vampire he is definitely pretty great in this.

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Drakula | Bram Stoker
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My October read this year

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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I loved the beauty and heartbreak in this book, it will hold a special place in my library forever. A book that requires recovery is a book worth reading

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What a fun book, it was like watching Svenghoulie on Saturday night (which if you have never watched svenghoulie I highly recommend, Saturdays at 8 on metv) anyway it was fun mindless book that is a great time

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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New book from my local bookstore and watching firefly on its 20th anniversary makes for a great evening

Yuki_Onna This book is a wild surreal ride! Hope you'll be able to truly immerse yourself in it -once you slip into this world it's awesome! 4mo
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Swashbucklers | Dan Hanks
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Oh Boy….this book this book right here will take you back. Back to your childhood you‘ve since lost. The author gets it all right every single aspect. This was such a fun book and fun read. Imagine a sequel to goonies, the lost boys, ghostbusters now with them aging and having to do the same heroic things while being a parent. I will love this book forever.

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Words cannot encompass what this book is, if more people actually read this maybe the critical race theory bullshit would go away. It‘s a wonderful and well researched book that shows what our country is and also what it needs to be. We need to be better

keithmalek This book is nonsense. It asserts that "one of the primary reasons why the colonists asserted their independence was to protect the institution of slavery." Five leading historians wrote to the Times, requesting that they retract this assertion and similar ones, saying that the project was motivated more by ideology than fact. The Times refused, but quietly walked back some of its claims later. 2mo
CallMeIshmael @keithmalek this book is absolutely not nonsense and it seems the only people who make this claim seem to be males who are worried they place in society is at danger, also please stay the fuck off of my timeline 2mo
keithmalek @CallMeIshmael Actually, the people who say that it's nonsense are called historians. But let's not let facts get in the way of your virtue signaling. And when the facts don't support your argument, make sure to simply shut down the conversation by calling anyone who disagrees with you a racist. How original. 2mo
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keithmalek @CallMeIshmael If I disagree with the premise of a book, and say so ON THE LITSY POSTING of that book, to you that's somehow considered "trolling." But you can go onto a completely unrelated post of mine, on my page, where you call me a racist, and that's not considered trolling? Fascinating. 2mo
keithmalek @CallMeIshmael Or maybe I just naively still try to live in a world where facts matter more than an identity of false victimhood. 2mo
CallMeIshmael @keithmalek you are the most pathetic of individuals because you read a blog somewhere (probably on Reddit) criticizing this book and you then took it as your god given right to go espouse that on other peoples post. You are the definition of a racist, and i will tell you why, there are all kinds of historical books that are right, wrong, some get the facts wrong, some make honest mistakes, some can be interpreted wrong, the point is they are book 2mo
CallMeIshmael @keithmalek books that we can choose to read and interpret I don‘t see you on here critiquing any other history books, you‘re a sad racist dude move on 2mo
keithmalek @CallMeIshmael of course you didn't, because you didn't look. I did the exact same thing with "Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich." 2mo
keithmalek @CallMeIshmael Also, I didn't read it on Reddit. But don't worry. Whatever it is that you're trying to say can wait until you become smarter. 2mo
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Finally finished this behemoth 1363 pages of amazement. Written in the mid 1800s as weekly newspaper serial that soon captivated Europe and then the world. This story is the ancestor of many modern dramas including Batman, Shawshank Redemption, and the list goes on and on. So grateful penguin classics chose to republish this work. I loved loved this book

Ladygodiva7 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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A nice sour and a wonderful book

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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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I enjoyed this one for the nostalgia plus I always enjoy Klosterman‘s writing but it was less than I was expecting, I wanted more of a deep dive into the actual culture of the 90‘s and what it actually meant.

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Wendy, Darling | A. C. Wise
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Loved this one, loved the different aspect and loved how the characters were flushed out

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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Finally reading this classic

ellie_ember How would you rate it? I recently read Bleak House (which I super enjoyed), but I'm not sure if other Dickens books are worth the time investment. 8mo
CallMeIshmael @ellie_ember I‘m really enjoying it, I have recently reverted to older literature it‘s been a nice change of pace in this world 8mo
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I did enjoy this one and I loved the mystery aspect although I want to know more about you know what….

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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I‘m Nashville for a dance competition and made some time to hit a local bookstore

britt_brooke I‘m SO happy you stopped by The Bookshop! It‘s such a happy little space. Hope y‘all had fun in Nashville. 10mo
Nute All readers understand the desire to visit the local bookstores when in a different city/town for whatever reason. I hope that you enjoyed yourself!🙂 9mo
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Among Thieves | M. J. Kuhn
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Take a little bit oceans 11 and add some Game of Thrones and a little bit of everything else and then you have this amazing book. The characters, the plot, everything is flushed out and you feel a part of the heist and you are nervous for the outcome. This book is great and I desperately need a sequel.

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Among Thieves | M. J. Kuhn
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Really excited to start this one and did I mention this is a signed copy!

AkashaVampie That cover... 💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜 gorgeous!!!! 13mo
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Way of Kings, Part One | Brandon Sanderson
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I do not believe I have ever read or even watched a better story than this! It is epic in every way, the world, the characters, the environment, everything is created perfectly. I absolutely cannot wait to dive into the rest of the series.

TracyReadsBooks Almost done with my reread of this book and I have to say, I like it even more than I did the first time I read it. So good! I think I might have to dive right into the second book. 13mo
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Way of Kings, Part One | Brandon Sanderson
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Snowy day and a good book

Simona Looks like perfect day for reading❣️ 13mo
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My 5 favorite of the 44 I read this year, read lots of good ones and it would be hard to pick a favorite of these. Priory is the book I would recommend to anyone and I have, it is revolutionary and being a girl dad I couldn‘t get enough of it.
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britt_brooke Nice picks! And I bet you‘re an amazing girl dad. 💚 13mo
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There is an episode of golden girls where Dorothy is telling rose in a bookstore that surprisingly Vanna White‘s autobiography is a hell of a read. This book is a hell of a read.

CallMeIshmael Read this in one day pretty much. Dave Grohl has always been one of the good ones since the first time I realized the drummer from Nirvana could also play guitar. He tells an amazing story and his love for his momma and his girls is special. The parts about Kurt are rough but it was important. If you get the chance read this book and you will not be disappointed.
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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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A more perfect book you will never find

Jas16 That is beautiful. 13mo
WJCintron Beautiful edition!!! 😍 13mo
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Getting older is easier when you read how your heroes are also aging gracefully. This book is so well written.

Crazeedi Aging heroes for right in!😉😊 13mo
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Good book, Chinese takeout on this dreary Friday evening is pretty swell

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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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Still processing this one, it is my first completed Pynchon and I did enjoy reading it, I was at times confused.

Smrloomis Still never read him… not sure I can handle it given his reputation🤷🏻‍♀️ 14mo
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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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Loving this so far

Leftcoastzen 👍👏❤️ 1y
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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters | Kurt Vonnegut
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It‘s Friday, I have Beer and the Vonnegut documentary

@britt_brooke this is starting well

britt_brooke First, what kind of beer? 👀 Second, I‘m very envious because I don‘t think I‘ll get a chance to watch it this weekend. I hope it‘s as amazing as it looks. Enjoy!! 1y
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke it‘s the sam Adams winter lager which is perfect for this 1y
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael Nice pairing! 1y
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Bloodless | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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DB Cooper, Agent Pendergast, a possible vampire and the great city of Savannah. This book literally has everything and then some, quick read and great read.

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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That fact that I love this time of year

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow, no review I can right can sum how good this one is. Just read it

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The 90‘s southern housewives and a vampire what could go wrong? I enjoyed this one, although I believe the author always goes a little darker than needed and totally has something against dogs (though this isn‘t as bad as his previous book). I would recommend it but didn‘t love it

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This dude has some serious issues with dogs….

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House of Hollow | Krystal M. Sutherland
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Quick read and a pretty good one, this reminded me a lot of The Library at mount char. Weird and good and Tyler is a great character and in fact all the characters were great and had depth.

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Omg this book is so good, so much better than I even had hoped.

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Been wanting this behemoth for quite a while, going to make a good fall read

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My goal was 30 books this year and ladies and gentlemen you are looking at number 30. I had always resisted this because the original movie adaptation came out around the time of Return of the Jedi and 6 year old matt would have none of it since the commercials said it was better. I‘m looking forward to the new movie and glad to have finally read this. It wasn‘t perfect but it was pretty good

DrexEdit Congrats on reaching your goal! 🥳🎉 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
Reggie Congrats!🎉 1y
jb72 Congratulations 🎊 1y
britt_brooke Yay! 🍻 1y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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First of all this book is amazing and second it‘s FREE!!!!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow….this book was great, I even got choked up at the end, only took me a few hours to read. My only regret is that the music doesn‘t actually exist.

JacqMac Right? I wanted music, too. Lol 1y
peanutnine They just started filming the miniseries so soon we'll get to hear the music! 🎶💕 1y
CallMeIshmael @peanutnine shut the front door!!! Are you serious? 1y
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WJCintron @peanutnine Yes, my son auditioned for it, but unfortunately he didn't book it. We can't wait to watch it! 14mo
WJCintron Definitely! My son said the same thing! 😂 The story is great! 14mo
CallMeIshmael @WJCintron that is so cool 14mo
WJCintron @CallMeIshmael super exciting, but it's so sad when he doesn't book it. It's like a rollercoaster, you know. Praying he can make his dreams come true. 🙏 I posted a pic. 👍 14mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Some Cap‘n‘Crunch and a book I‘m about to read in one day, good times man

Bklover Cap‘n Crunch is the best!! 1y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Gorgeous day

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The Institute | Stephen King
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As usual a great book from Mr. King, although there were some disturbing aspects to this one, it‘s sad that while this is fiction I could see it absolutely taking place. But a great page turner and lovable heroes. As for the kids language, I get it and those who don‘t weren‘t the weird kids in an element where you were the outsider. I loved the language they used and thought it was appropriate.

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