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CoveredInRust

CoveredInRust

Joined September 2016

I'll just sit here and read till I'm covered in rust...
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Another year, another start to library book club. This is our January pick!

RamsFan1963 Excellent choice!! My favorite book of 2023 6mo
CoveredInRust @RamsFan1963 Awesome! It sounds so good! Our group has really enjoyed all of the animal deep dive nonfics we've read. 6mo
SamAnne I got this for Christmas! Really looking forward to the read. 6mo
CoveredInRust @SamAnne I hope we both enjoy it! 5mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Another beautifully written book. Short and sad and magical. I really enjoyed this one 💜

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Bailedbailed

I purposefully waited to read this to give myself space from having studied Great Gatsby so many times in school.

It did not work. I'm probably forever all great gatsby-ed out. Even with the (interesting) changes offered here, I was just very bored.

The writing is absolutely beautiful, though. I will definitely check out Nghi Vo's other works.

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This one has a super interesting premise. Really enjoyed the initial chapter 💜

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Pickpick

Buddy read with @BookKenz

We guessed a lot of it pretty early, but the storyline made us question ourselves a few times.

Lots of fun and very different from the other one I've read from her ( In a dark dark wood- I enjoyes it too 🙂)

Looking forward to reading more from this author!

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Last library book club pick of the year!

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Panpan

I really liked the premise of the story and the writing was easy to read, but I was bored out of my gourd in the first 50 pages. The outcome was also extra obvious very early on with how the story was being told.

Ruthiella What I liked was the most about this book was the foundational eight novels listed. I read them all before reading this and that was a lot of fun. 9mo
CoveredInRust @Ruthiella that was such a good concept! I haven't read all.... maybe half of them. 9mo
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Kicking off my spooky season reads (late) with this one. I loved The Woman in Black and didn't care for The Most in the Mirror.

So far, I'm really liking this one.

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Attack on Titan 8 | Hajime Isayama
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Well, damn. 😶😶

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Shinigami | Xia Xia Lake
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Starting this one now. Am intrigued!

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️

I wasn't supposed to tear up so early. Oh, thats so heartbreaking.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Time to have my heart ripped out if others are to be trusted!

dabbe No time like the present. I LOVED this book! 🧡💜🧡 10mo
CoveredInRust @dabbe I'm only on chapter 3 but the writing is gorgeous 😭 10mo
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Pickpick

This one was silly and sweet and just what I needed to kick off my vacation. Definitely want to look into the rest of the series!

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This has the best opening I've read in a long time. So great!

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Pickpick

This book was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful writing and a great story! 5 out of 5 uncommon stars ✨️

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Diving into this series now. Super interesting beginning and very very dark. The artwork is just fantastic 🔥🔥

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Galatea: Short story | Madeline Miller
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A beautifully written short story retelling. I also just adore the cover of this book.

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Reading this one for the library book club. Have to say I'm not loving it.

Women in STEM? YES.
Women in STEM but mostly about the relationship with a man? Yawn.

Does it get better?

Tamra I enjoyed it - definitely not a “romance” and the relationship storyline ends fairly early on. The cover art is deceptive in terms of suggesting the subject matter is all beaches & rainbows. 10mo
cewilf I‘m with you! I‘m only 70 pages in but it‘s feeling very heavy-handed and not at all funny or uplifting so far 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
CoveredInRust @Tamra I wasn't expecting a cute and happy story cause I'd been warned, but I'm just not loving the way the story is being told. Which is fine. Lots of people have loved this book and that's great, but I wanted more of the actual women in science part rather than a book about a woman who is a scientist but mostly about her relationships with many people. It just felt like kind of a misunderstanding between me and the blurb. 10mo
CoveredInRust @cewilf I do feel like they tried to sell it as something a little different than what it is. I also didn't find anything to be "laugh-out-loud funny" 10mo
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The third in the series. I'm really enjoying these books for the light entertainment value, though there are surprisingly touching moments throughout.

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Funerals are Fatal | Agatha Christie
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Not much Poirot in this Poirot, but chugging along none-the-less.

rwmg I'm reading it as well. I have no idea who the murderer is or murderers are. Poirot has gathered all of the suspects back at the house but I'm only 2/3 of the way through so I assume there are a lot of surprises still to come. 10mo
CoveredInRust @rwmg I'm about halfway through and there are so many suspicious characters here 🤣🤣 10mo
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Getting ready to join in reading sprints with this one.

A daddy long leg just tried to climb up my leg and I screamed bloody murder so I'm sure that's a good sign. 😂😂😂

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Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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I didn't like how this started but by the end of the first part I thought it was an interesting way to introduce the characters of the story.

Guess it's time to start collecting Christie books (minus the spy/thrillers that I haven't liked).

Ruthiella I don‘t like her spy stories much either. But I love the Poirot and Miss Marple books. 12mo
CoveredInRust @Ruthiella Yes! This is one of the Race books and it's very good so far. I made a list and had to look into some reviews to find which ones were out of her normal mystery works. 12mo
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Saiyuki | Kazuya Minekura
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This release is a bindup of the first 2 volumes of Saiyuki. I enjoyed this immensely and I can already feel myself being sad over the fact that there are only 9 volumes (in this first part, not including reload, gaiden, etc).

All the characters are great but Hakkai in particular....yes. 💜

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Mehso-so

Honestly kind of a letdown to an overall amazing idea. I loved a couple of the characters and that made the not so grear parts all the more frustrating. Still, it's only 21 volumes so it could have been worse.

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4 volumes to finish this one. Gonna knock it out today. Not loving it as much as I thought I would but I'll see how I feel at the end.

Also, the cover for this one is gorgeous. 😍

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That's the whole series in a nutshell 🤣🤣🤣

Jari-chan 😂😂😂 12mo
KathyWheeler 😄 12mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Finally got around to reading this one for book club. Not what I was expecting, but I really liked it!

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On volume 4 now. Not the best series I've read so far but enjoyable enough. Hoping something hooks me in soon but it's only 21 volumes so 🤷‍♀️

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This series is up next. The idea behind it is so wild and I'm very intrigued about where this is going. Plus the different covers are so pretty 😍

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The Yakuza's Bias 1 | Teki Yatsuda
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This is the best thing. Omg. Just amazing 💕💕💕💕💕

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It finally happened. Manga tightened it's grip on me. I'm hooked 💜💜💜

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Call Me by Your Name | Andr Aciman
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The book was just as beautiful as the movie. Time for a rewatch.

However, espadrilles is a word I never wanna read again. 🤣🤣

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I think it might be impossible for me to read this without imagining Russell Brand's voice.

Anyway, after several letdowns, this is reliably hilarious and introspective.

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Very interested in this one. Can't wait to see what it's like!

bnp If you like this one (I did), you may want to try her book Tender Morsels as well. 1y
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Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller
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Mehso-so

A resounding MEH.

Started great but lost steam and never recovered.

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Always fun to read a book and see how much Disney changed.

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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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I thought the fish sex was what was grossing everyone out. Nope.

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Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller
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Excited to be starting this book! 2 chapters in and interesting so far.

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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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I'm diving in.

🤣🤣

I'll also see myself out.

Ruthiella Very punny! 😂 1y
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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Time for this one. I wasn't a huge fan of Glitterland. I'm hoping for better results here.

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage This is the second one. The first one is boyfriend material? 1y
CoveredInRust @BookHoarder32 son of a gun. I pulled the wrong pic from google 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 1y
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Grass | Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
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Heartbreaking graphic nonfic about a woman's experience being a comfort woman to Japanese soldiers during WW2. Hard to read at times but definitely an important history to learn.

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Your Republic is Calling You | Young-ha Kim, Chi-Young Kim
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Starting this and very excited about it. I've heard great things.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit | Jeanette Winterson
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This was both what I was expecting and exactly NOT what I was expecting. I'm not too good with stream of conscious and soc adjacent books and it tends to be a killswitch for me.

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I love this book so hard. Short but fun and packed with the THING I love that Scalzi brings to his writing. Definitely recommend it for a lighthearted romp.

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I am ridiculously excited to be reading this. Scalzi has never let me down and I love the premise.

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Native Speaker | Chang-rae Lee
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My TBR currently sits at 964. My goal for the year is to get that number below 900. That includes new purchases.

@ozma.of.oz
#sundayfunday

BookmarkTavern Good luck! Thank you for sharing! 1y
IndianBookworm Made me quickly take a peek at my TBR 😂🙈 1y
CoveredInRust @IndianBookworm You have a lot, too? 😆😆😆 1y
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IndianBookworm @CoveredInRust Is 600+ a lot?🙈😂 1y
CoveredInRust @IndianBookworm 😆 yeah, i guess so. But you'll always have something to read so 🤷‍♀️ 1y
IndianBookworm @CoveredInRust too many books, too little time. It's a struggle😁🙈 1y
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Native Speaker | Chang-rae Lee
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I've just started this and wow it's so good! My copy is nearly falling apart but if I love it I'll probably invest in one that is in one piece.

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Mehso-so

Finished this one yesterday. It's not quite what it says it is and is more of a memoir of Totenberg that frequently mentions RBG. Yes, they were friends, but the title and what it implies leaves a bad taste in my mouth when it's really just a memoir of the author's own life. Still had interesting information and I'm glad I listened to it.

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Starting this one.

I've been using dice to roll for what books to read next to get through books I've had for so long but haven‘t gotten to. Really is helping me get rid of the tbr 🤣🤣

But anyway, I hadn't planned on being able to finish this but I'm home from work sick. So.

Hazel2019 Cool cover 😊 1y
CoveredInRust @Hazel2019 That bird is me right before I sneeze. 🤣🤣 but yes, it's so pretty 💜 1y
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It's been pretty okay so far but not much about RBG.