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ChaoticMissAdventures

ChaoticMissAdventures

Joined August 2019

Reading is my favorite sport.
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The Surrogate: A Novel | Toni Halleen
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#Healthteabookcrate day!! I love this subscription box ❤️
I didn't have this book anywhere on my radar, I don't normally read books about pregnancy or parenthood. Has anyone read this and enjoyed it?

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A Rustle in the Grass | Robin Hawdon
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Today is a complicated holiday in the US. I hope everyone gives a minute to sit with our sorted history, and the lies that lead us here. But also enjoys you family (blood or chosen) and finds many things to be thankful for.
This year I am thankful for my home, my health, my family, and grateful for a 4 day weekend to see people I love and read a lot!

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NYT has their 100 books of 2021 list out! I LOVE an end of year list - to see what I picked up over the year that they felt was worthy and to see books on the list that I hated! Both are fun to see.

fredthemoose What a beautiful room! 3d
marleed Gorgeous spot! 3d
BarbaraBB Great spot indeed 😍 3d
ChaoticMissAdventures ❤️ thank you!! 2d
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Have you read any of the 100 Notable books picked by the NYT?
https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM8sW26eW/

I have read 12 and have 8 on my TBR shelf.

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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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Sunday evening dreaming.

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Well written, a level look at extremism how she went from extreme religion to being a fantastic women's right activist.

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5⭐
This is such a great read. I love how Schuller is able to give a more rounded look at the actions and motivations of our most know women leaders - giving credit and criticism. While also weaving in their compatriots who were striving for an inclusive world. This book is getting slammed over on GR because of racist white women who do not like any criticism or mention that white people could have done better, but please pick this up and read it!

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Mehso-so

I was so excited for this. I am frustrated reading the authors historical notes, where you learn that they have taken the weirdest "liberties" by moving around the dates of some known events. Nothing would have changed inside the story by leaving facts as they are, but it does diminish the book itself in my opinion.
Beyond this is did not enjoy the stilted writing style and will probably not pick up anymore book by this author.
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ChaoticMissAdventures I did enjoy learning who Belle was though and have googled many things about her and J.P. 2w
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Anyone who followed UNC's refusal to give Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure this last year will find this unsurprising and still frustrating.

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The Graduate | Charles Webb
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#booked2022 Fall outlook - Getting these older (some heavy and intimidating) books off that old TBR!

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Kaikeyi: A Novel | Vaishnavi Patel
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I do not read books that revolve around food, so I would LOVE suggestions to get out of my comfort zone with recipes. I thought about My Life In France with Julia Child, which I have always been interested in but never read, but I am unsure if there are recipes in that? I also LOVE Anthony Bourdain so if his Kitchen Confidential or one of those have a recipe thrown in that would be amazing
Tagged is one of many of my most anticipated 2022 books!

BrittanyReads Idk if you like light mysteries, but I really enjoyed this one! It's got recipes in the back. I made the Adobo chicken and it was delish! 2w
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#booked2022 Spring outlook - looking through my TBR bookcase, and I have something for everything on this list (more then one for all of them) for Make Your Own I am going with A book by a non-binary author

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#Bookd2022 outlook, hoping to get a lot of books off my very old TBR list. #winter

ChaoticMissAdventures @CoverToCoverGirl I hear such good things about it! It has been on my list for years and I have just never picked it up, 2022 is the time! 2w
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😂😂 Help 🤣😂🤣

CoverToCoverGirl Oh dear lord.. 😳 2w
Soubhiville LOL! 🤣 2w
kplovesbooks 🤦🤣🤣 2w
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DGRachel Oh. Oh no. That algorithm is broken. So broken. 2w
DrexEdit 😳😱🤯🤣🤣 2w
rabbitprincess OMG hahahaha that is awful 😆😨 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures I am so glad others can find this as ridiculously funny as I do!! 2w
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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I am not a grieving parent of a troubled child, so I have wrestled with my feelings on this book. But goodness did I mutter "Get that child a therapist" way too many times to enjoy this book. The core of the book is supposed to be this environmental pre-apocolypse idea, but it gets way overshadowed by Robins mental health issues and the father's parenting.
The book itself was overwritten and overall just not for me.

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Carolina Built | Kianna Alexander
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"Snapped back to reality"

Okay. Anyone else read a line in a book and a song so far off from that book starts playing in your head? Eminem, you don't belong in this story! ?
I hope they keep this cover it is lovely.

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Haunting, and so interesting! Both Miguel de Cervantes and Antoni Gaudí make appearances. The stories range from super short couple of page bombshells to 30is pages slow burns. His last book and I am both so grateful for his work and so sad we will not be getting more.

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First book of a 4 day weekend! Earlier this week I finished 2 fantastic books so expectations were way too high for another. This was good. The time jumps were a bit erratic and jarring, but the writing is lovely and it is a solid immigrant story. Would not - not recommend it.

TiredLibrarian Lovely reading partner there 😻🖤 3w
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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We time change this weekend and I hate it so much, I have taken Monday and Tuesdays off, going to hibernate and clean and read and start fresh on Wednesday.
Weekend reading goals:
(Finish) Things We Lost In The Water - Eric Nguyen
Bewilderment - Richard Powers
City of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Trouble With White Women - Kyla Schuller

BrittanyReads Beautiful reading spot! Enjoy your time off. Sounds lovely! 💛 3w
Cortg I love that you took off Monday AND Tuesday! Wish I'd thought of that, I need some time to read and clean and that sounds delightful! 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures @Cortg I truly, desperately hate time change 😂. Also I had a hair appointment on Tuesday where I would leave work an hour early so why not the day! I think I am going to do this every time going forward. 3w
Cortg Sounds like a good plan to me! 3w
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5⭐
This should be required reading for Americans. This is truly an outstanding book.Smith is a poet and he uses language to make a terrible history lesson a beautifully written book.His research is impeccable, and no matter how much you think you know you will learn something. I had no idea the "United Daughters of the Confederacy" helped build a disgusting, hateful traitors park just an hour from me in Washington state.
Blown away by this book.

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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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My box is here! I feel like I am always the last to get mine.

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4.5 ⭐. This is so good. I sped through it, the action just kept coming, the dad's kept growing. It was intense, gritty, and emotional.
Roxane Gay called this an "explosive thrill ride" and I couldn't agree more.
One of the best novels I have read in awhile.

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Death and the Dervish | Mesa Selminovic, Bogdan Raki?, Stephen M. Dickey
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Ouch. Right out the gate this one is choosing violence 😂

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Wow. I absolutely loved this. A rich and unusual read. I enjoyed this much more than her first book, probably because the pacing was better here. Clarke has imagined a captivating world and has brought in intriguing with plausible memory loss and unreliable narrator and supporting characters.
This is a fantastic magical realism book. 4.5⭐

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November TBR shelf

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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 4w
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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#Bookspin and #Doublespin for November.

Thanks @TheAromaofBooks for helping me get that back list cleared! .

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
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#weeklyforecast it is a heavy reading week. Next week I should make sure to add some fun books!

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@staycurious #teamhendrix

#Scarathlon2021 wrapup. Thank you so much for all the work, and fun!

Total points 8,770

StayCurious Wow that's amazing! 4w
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Did some bingo cards!

I even ventured to Starbucks to get a fall drink special, and like every time I go there Coffee Snob me screams why?!? Tries to drink half of it and then gives up and is mad I spent $5 of grossness 😂

BarbaraBB I know exactly what you mean! 4w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Bingo! This is a first for me. I completed the #bookspin, the #DoubleSpin and got 3 (SO close to 5) bingos!

Thanks @thearomaofbooks for making getting through my TBR extra fun.

rmaclean4 Congrats! 4w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fantastic month!!! 4w
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #pumpkin representing in a cozy reading corner. @Linsy

DrexEdit Very cozy! 👍 😀 4w
BookwormAHN Lovely 💜 4w
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Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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This reminded me how much I enjoy legal thrillers.
The twists and turns and understanding the motivation of characters is such a good ride.
I liked how Kim wove an immigrant, and ableism to create a multifaceted story.

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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A bit of a lazy costume day,. but here is my favorite book character from childhood Matilda..

#scarathlon #screamathlon #teamHrndrix

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#scarathlon #photochallenge #goblin @Linsy

The power of teachers. In the 5th grade I had an amazing teacher who completely expanded our minds. Her name was Mrs KD (Kirk Devolt).
When I think of goblins I immediately think of this book and the lessons she taught us around this book, as someone with a terrible memory it is incredible how vivid that lesson sticks with me to this day.

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Does your library have Kanopy? This is a Great program for kids! It is also great for people who rent movies from the library.
Letting Kanopy read some Halloween books to .e to get those #scarathlon points for #TeamHendrix!

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#scarathlon #photochallenge #ghost @Linsy

One of the most sobering but incredibly important books pertaining to ghosts. I honestly had no idea how evil Belgium used to be.

KCofKaysville @ChaoticMisAdventures It's been on my to-read list for a long time. Sounds really brutal. 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @KCofKaysville it really is brutal. But in an important way. I think it is vital to understand the world we live in, to know exactly how horrendous colonizers were, and how what they did reverberates to today. Adam Hochschild is also an incredible writer. I do think some of his terms and ideas are a bit out dated for today, but it is a solid book for the history.
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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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This is the only book I have that has what I think might be candy on the cover. That looks like some sort of filled chocolate right? 😂

This was on my TBR for October but I am not going to get to it.

#scarathlon #photochallenge #candy @Linsy

Linsy Excellent! My only candy one was a kids book. 1mo
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#scarathlon #photochallenge #poison @Linsy

Murder, inventing forensic medicine, Jazz age? Yes please.

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#scarathlon #guilty @Linsy
Half way into this one and remembering how much I love a good courtroom drama.

ICantImReading This is one of my favorites! 1mo
Cathythoughts This is a good read 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Linsy Beautiful 💙💙💙 1mo
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November #Bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
How is it November! I read so much in October I am excited to see what I can do in November. Half of this list are thing that have been on my Goodreads TBR since 2015-2017 😂 Also hoping to finish up the 2021 Woman's Prize long list (WP) before they announce the next list!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

1) Nope, I am not a seasonal re-reader. But I do usually watch some Buffy and definitely Practical Magic every year.

2) I have no idea! I bought a house in April and this is a new neighborhood for me. The neighbors are going all out on the spooky decorations so I am assuming I will get some. This is my first year in a decade not in a adults only gated apartment building so it should be interesting!

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TheSpineView Great job 1mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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#scarathlon #teamHendrix @staycurious 605 points

By far my worst points week, but I am getting books read and media watched. Emoji game was not my speed!
Will make up for it this week when I fill out all my bingo boards!

StayCurious Great job! 1mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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#weeklyforecast getting some of that recent backlist read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 📚❤️ 1mo
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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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A bit confused I looked up Indigenous horror book and this came up. This is not horror. I wouldn't even classify it as a thriller.
It is an incredibly well written and good book. It is mostly about Native society, about how the federal government ignores most crime they could help with and how tribes can be targets of drugs. But it is also a story about the love of family. Virgil's love and efforts to protect his nephew are heartfelt & well told

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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I wasn't expecting to love this as much as I did. It is very fast paced, a bit surface level, there is a ton of Catholic nunnery language that took a bit to get into, but once I got rolling (about 50 pages in) I couldn't put it down.
Marie is a force. I am curious about Eleanor now.
It was so good to read an honest historical fiction book that didn't have a modern day storyline woven through it I love getting absorbed into one story.

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Macbeth | Shakespeare
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Linsy 💚💚💚 1mo
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