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DrexEdit

Joined September 2016

I make books and I read books. That's pretty much it. Pronouns she/her. DrexEdit on GoodReads and StoryGraph if anyone wants to follow me there also.
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A new book from my favorite science writer (and an expert on viruses) about the origins and implications of the COVID-19 coronavirus? Yes, please! 😊 👍

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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Hi all, I've been pretty quiet on here lately. Nothing wrong really, just too much life going on. I now have covid on top of everything else. At least it has given me some time to post about this lovely book I read last month though. Loved this girl power story. The right story at the right time for me.

Chrissyreadit Hope you feel better quickly! 1mo
DrexEdit @Chrissyreadit thanks! Definitely on the upswing side of things now. 👍😊 1mo
FlowerFairy Feel better soon! 1mo
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LeahBergen I hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 1mo
Ruthiella Hope you get well soon! ❤️ 1mo
Reggie We‘ve been having people go through their 2nd and 3rd rounds. Hope you feel better! 1mo
DrexEdit @FlowerFairy thank you! I'm definitely much better than I was last week! 1mo
DrexEdit @LeahBergen thank you! I'm feeling pretty good. Just wish this cough would go away! 1mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella thank you! I'm going to go back to work today (although working isolated at home) so I think feeling normal will come back quickly then! 1mo
DrexEdit Thanks, @Reggie! This has been a flu-like covid for me, rather than a head cold-covid. My worst fear is passing it on to someone else! 1mo
TrishB Hope you‘re soon on the mend! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Hope you‘re feeling better! 🤗 1mo
DrexEdit @TrishB thank you! 1mo
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I‘m very glad to have had the chance to read this book from #SimonandSchuster. I received an #ARC from #NetGalley. I don‘t think I went looking for it, but I‘m very glad I found it!

Path Lit by Lightning is the story of Jim Thorpe written by renowned historian and biographer David Maraniss. This is a very thoroughly researched and detailed biography.

This is a VERY STRONG PICK for me. 5 🌟

DrexEdit Jim Thorpe has achieved an almost mythical status in American sports history. Even if you think you know Jim Thorpe and early American sports and Indian history, you will learn something new from this book. 3mo
DrexEdit Although they had earlier restored Thorpe's gold medals, today the International Olympic Committee, on the 110th anniversary of Jim Thorpe winning gold in the decathlon, reinstated him as the sole winner of the pentathlon and decathlon in 1912. 3mo
BarbaraBB That‘s quite the recommendation! I hope you are well, you have been quiet lately 🤍 1mo
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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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From “The Queen's Son“ by Bettina von Arnim, published in 1808.

“There was once a king who ruled over a delightful land, and his burg stood on top of a high mountain, from which he could see far into the distance.“

#FirstLineFridays
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Hey all the audiobook readers out there. I am taking a very unscientific poll. The publisher I work for publishes exclusively non-fiction history.

One of my book narrators suggested that we include a companion PDF of all the images in the book. This is a thing that can be done through Audible?

I don't use Audible enough to know. What do you all think? Would you like such a thing included with an audiobook? Or would it be so much extra floof?

fredthemoose I listen to a ton of audiobooks, mostly nonfiction, and many historical. I always appreciate having PDF materials—the more, the better! I prefer audiobooks to other formats, but sometimes there are images or charts that are important to the text and I definitely think they should be included. 3mo
DrexEdit @fredthemoose Good to know! Thanks so much for sharing that with me! :-) 3mo
Soubhiville I listen to a lot of audiobooks as well, but I mostly use Libby and Libro.fm. If there is a way to get pdf links, I don‘t know how. But if I love a book on audio and want to see the pictures I‘ll usually get the physical book from the library. 3mo
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julesG Yes, audible provides accompanying information like charts, maps, and pictures in a PDF document. I've also come across non-fiction audiobooks where the narrator gave information where to download the PDF document on the publishers' website. I do appreciate such "extra" information when listening to a NF audiobook, especially when the book refers to charts and such. 3mo
julesG I clearly remember that there was a PDF with Wordslut. 3mo
DrexEdit @Soubhiville I just finished an e-ARC that didn't include any pictures, but it described photos on like every 3rd page or so. So I know there are very likely going to be photos in the finished book. I'll have to definitely find a copy when it is published! Thanks for chiming in! 3mo
DrexEdit @julesG Thanks! I appreciate hearing your thoughts! I will see if I can get a copy of Wordslut through Audible as a test case. :-) 3mo
Megabooks Yes! A lot of nonfiction books have accompanying pdfs! 3mo
Megabooks Although I will admit I only look at them about 10% of the time. If I want visuals with a book, I usually just go for print/ebook. 3mo
DrexEdit @Megabooks thanks! Good to know! 3mo
Graywacke I recently read a nonfiction book on audible without the figures and maps. Very frustrating. But audible often includes extra content as pdfs. (As @Megabooks already noted) 3mo
DrexEdit @Graywacke I would be frustrated too without the maps! 😊 Thanks for letting me know! Very helpful! 3mo
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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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Here's the update to my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin picks for July. Both classic fantasty stories! Can't wait to dig in!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 3mo
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It is 1931, I am five years old, and my older brother Bernie takes me to see a movie called Frankenstein at the Republic Movie Theatre. Big mistake!

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The Big Book of Science Fiction | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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Well, here is where I am at for #Bookspin for July 2022. I am so deeply behind with all the chunksters I'm supposed to have read by now (which I haven't) that I'm going with all short stories for July. I've got three fairly large collections I'm working on so there's more than enough here to spin with!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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A General Theory of Oblivion | Jos Eduardo Agualusa
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Ludovica never liked having to face the sky.

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I had another thought about book technology. See #SundayFunday thread. There is one book-related tech I use every day. It's not an app tho. It's a browser extension called Library Extension. Add it to your browser & then when you're on a book-related site (goodreads, storygraph, amazon, B&N, bookshop, scribd, libro, etc.) it will show you if that book is available in your local library.

DrexEdit The developers say they have 5000 libraries worldwide listed in their database so it might be worth a shot to see if your library is listed. This is why my #TBR is so long! If I see a book is available, I go put it on my hold list! 😂 4mo
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I know it's not Sunday anymore, but I use some apps that I haven't seen mentioned so I thought I would post anyway.
1.litsy, gr, storygraph, YouTube, ig, and TikTok among others. I've just started trying out an app called Likewise and one called Tertulia (iOS). These are both mostly just discovery apps from what I can tell.
2. Litsy, gr, and storygraph pretty much every day. I want to make the jump from GR to storygraph and abandon the Amazon ⬇️

DrexEdit Empire, but there a few things that GR does that I haven't found in storygraph yet, so I haven't completely abandoned GR yet. 4mo
DrexEdit 3. I think storygraph is going to be the next big thing or certainly the model to follow. It's the reading challenge tracking that got me started there. And the stats tracking are pretty impressive. 4mo
ozma.of.oz I adore the stats breakdown of StoryGraph! Thank you for sharing! 💜 4mo
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bthegood I also use storygraph (love it)- I gave up Amazon in 2020 (right before the pandemic!)- and I have to admit - I'm not missing it. 🙂 4mo
DrexEdit @bthegood storygraph is definitely way better but I like GR editions info and lists. I think as storygraph grows these might be added. Fingers crossed. 4mo
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I know many people here admired Colson Whitehead's book The Nickel Boys. I saw this book in some promotional piece this past weekend. It's the real story of the Dozier School that Colson Whitehead's book is based on. Told by the forensic anthropologist investigating the deaths and identifying the bodies. Pub day is supposed to be tomorrow. #NewBook #PubDay

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Finally getting around to posting my #bookspin and #doublespin selections for the month. More #chunksters! Not surprising. They take up a huge part of my #TBR.

I will say though that the Physics book goes back to the very start of my #Goodreads list from 2008. One of the very first books I #TBR'ed there. The very first book I TBR'ed on Goodreads was the 3rd book in the Name of the Wind trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss. Still waiting on that one. 😊

Ruthiella Not your fault you haven‘t managed to read the third King Killer chronicle yet! 😆 4mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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📷 by @DavidDrexler on Instagram.

#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My brother, who loves photographing street art, captured this sidewalk stencil.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it 💙 4mo
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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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Thanks #NYRBBookClub for another really good read! This is definitely not a book I would have picked up on my own. While it's hard to say that this story is “enjoyable“ I did enjoy the feverish paranoid quality of the characters stories and imaginings. I started out trying to sort out what was true and what wasn't and then realized it would be better just to go with the flow. A truly unique and mesmerizing read.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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My #Bookspin for June looks exactly the same as my #Bookspin for May as both spin numbers were “renewables,“ or in other words, stories of my choosing. Still working on my chunksters from earlier in the year! Looking forward to June's Spinning Wheel of Book Fate! 😃

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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This was a fun and fast read. In this book of haiku for the modern age everyone will find at least one haiku they can relate to and many more that will amuse. It‘s a pick because some of these are snort out loud funny. 🤣

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People were eager to see "the Big Indian" as soon as he returned to America. He was a celebrity now, a global sensation, after winning two gold medals at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, where the dapper king of Sweden was said to have called him the greatest athlete in the world.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Big Book of Science Fiction | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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My #BookSpin for May was a story from The Big Book of Science Fiction. If the spinning wheel of book fate keeps this up I'll have this 1160-page book finished in no time! ha! This month's story was Mechanopolis from 1913 by Miguel de Unamuno; translated from Spanish. It's a very short story. A man travels to a world where there are no humans, just machines. ⬇

@TheAromaofBooks

DrexEdit Cut off from all human contact, he loses his sanity. When he finally escapes back to earth he resumes his life devoid of all de-humanizing machines. Yeah, the author's point of view is crystal clear. 3 ⭐

I shall pick my #DoubleSpin short story from this book of Latin American stories I just happen to have checked out from the library. Can't imagine I won't find a good story to read here!
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TheAromaofBooks Short story collections can be so hit or miss, so it's kind of fun to read them in snippets instead of all at one go. 5mo
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The Moviegoer | Walker Percy
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"This morning I got a note from my aunt asking me to come for lunch."

Sounds ominous.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

jlhammar Yay, Walker Percy! Really liked this one. 5mo
DrexEdit @jlhammar cool! I'm looking forward to it! 5mo
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I am so far behind in posting reviews! Just reading like a fiend + life getting thrown in my face = not. enough. time. sigh.

I did finish this book in April the #AuthorAMonth author for April. I had been warned that it was a really good book and that I would need a box of kleenexes. I didn't. I found it more melodramatic than dramatic with sparse detail given it was supposed to be an historical novel. ⬇

@Soubhiville

DrexEdit I did finish the whole thing, even though it was a chunky 580 pages. So I guess it's a soft pick/so-so for me. It was pretty good, but I didn't find it overwhelming. I'm glad I tried a book by this author. I don't think I'll continue with him unless someone knows that one of his other books is totally worth the time. 5mo
Ruthiella I didn‘t love this either. But I want to give him another chance. 5mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella I'm hoping he's got a short book out there! ☺️ 5mo
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Woman of Light: A Novel | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Mehso-so

I received a complimentary ARC of this book courtesy of Netgalley and Random House in exchange for a fair review.

Woman of Light is a multi-generational story about the Lopez family which starts in 19th-century New Mexico and follows their migration to 1930s Denver. The story centers mainly on Luz who is a seer, but also includes her brother Diego who entertains and hustles with a snake charmer act.

DrexEdit I did enjoy reading this book and the author‘s prose is spare and exquisite. This is a story of the West that isn‘t a typical cowboy or settler story. These are people who have lived on this land for centuries that are now being displaced and treated as foreigners. ⬇
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DrexEdit However the reader should not expect a historical novel rich in details. The author seems to only give enough detail to make her setting. Otherwise these characters could almost be living in any time. Perhaps that was intentional?
This is also not a traditional linear historical story. The narrative jumps around in time and also from character to character. At times it was difficult for me to keep all the players straight. ⬇
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DrexEdit In the end the novel just didn‘t absolutely take off for me, it felt like a light treatment of what should be weighty historical fiction. I am glad to have had the chance to read it. I enjoyed the author‘s style and now I want to try her short story collection where I think her writing style will really shine. 5mo
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My #Bookspin list for May. Wait. . . what month is it again? 😲 There's no stopping 2022, I guess.

DrexEdit Sorry for forgetting the tag @TheAromaofBooks ! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Not that I needed anything new to read, but just look at what came in on my library hold list today. 😍😳🍀 Both of these books are going straight to the top of the #TBR list.🎉🎉😊

RamsFan1963 The Mel Brooks's book is very funny. 6mo
DrexEdit @RamsFan1963 really looking forward to it! 6mo
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I Shall Wear Midnight | Terry Pratchett
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1. Finishing up a book called Basali! for #readingafrica2022.

2. I like both, but don't read much in either format.

3. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Today's best find was this boxed set of Richard Russo short stories. #bookcrawl #score! I've been looking for this to purchase for a long time!

Nute What a wonderful find! 6mo
DrexEdit @Nute it certainly made it worth the while to get up and get out of the house today! 6mo
Nute I am already preparing for Indie Bookstore Day this year. The key to success is just as you have stated getting up and getting out of the house early. It looks like you had a ton of fun today.🤗 6mo
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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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The results of today's #bookcrawl. Such a great day. The sun was out for a change. I haven't been out for real book browsing in almost 2 years! Finish off with lunch at Five Guys and the day is pretty much perfect.

EvieBee Nice haul! 6mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella I'm so glad to hear that. Jane Smiley is usually a go to author of mine but I had never heard of this title before! 6mo
DrexEdit Thanks, @EvieBee! 😊 6mo
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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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Next stop on the #bookcrawl The Book Deal! 📚📚📚💜

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Madison Public Library | Madison, MN (Library)
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It's #bookcrawl day! 😊📚📚📚 Starting at the friends of the library pop-up book sale. 💜

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Is there such a thing as #readingsynchronicity? I ended up reading these 2 historical novels of Korean 20th-century history at the same time. While the Sea Women focused on a particularly strong subset of Korean cultural community, Pachinko, also focused on strong women, told more about the Korean diaspora in Japan as a result of the colonization of Korea before WWII. Both highly recommended! 4 ⭐ each!

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I‘m quoting an entire paragraph because I love this.

“Basali literally translated into English is “women,” but its meaning as an exclamation on Sesotho is rich with humor, affection, and women‘s connection. Usually exclaimed by one woman to another, often delivered with a laugh, an amused shaking of the head, or a clapping of hands, Basali! strongly evokes Basotho women‘s love and respect for one another. ⬇

DrexEdit It is roughly equivalent to “Girl!” in African-American English and is spoken with the same high-toned, sliding inflection. It could be translated as some variant of “You‘re so sassy/clever/good-looking/outrageous/hilarious/dangerous/powerful/dazzling/audacious that I don‘t know what more to say to you!” But note that “Girl!” is singular and praises individual audacity. ⬇ 6mo
DrexEdit Basali! is plural; it carries with it the implication that whatever the one woman is, and is being praised or admired for, is also true for the rest of her kind. “You are outrageous, powerful, etc.; and so are we all!”

From a book of stories written by Lesotho women that I am reading for #ReadingAfrica2022.

#FirstLineFridays
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This also ticks a couple more boxes on the #Pantone2022 challenge list.
#FragileSprout
#SuperSonic
@Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome!!! 6mo
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Catching up with March #AuthorAMonth. This was totally different from the only other Lisa See book I've read-Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The women portrayed were incredibly strong & resilient. This was a VERY brutal story of colonization & war set against the story that centers on these women trying to preserve their culture. The fiction is heartbreaking but I found the history to be fascinating.
#AuthorAMonth
@Soubhiville

DrexEdit Here's an excellent video on the Culture of Korean Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk7DQLMKBTE 6mo
Soubhiville Thank you for sharing your video find! 6mo
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The Mirror Thief | Martin Seay
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Late (again!) but not forgotten. My #bookspin is an as yet to be determined short story (or essay!). My #doublespin is another #chunkster. It's almost as if the wheel of spinning book fates does not care that I'm already in the middle of three chunksters. 😲

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Those chunksters can pile up fast!!! 6mo
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Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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This was a wonderful read. A sweet story that didn‘t quite go the way you might think. I loved the striking difference between the inner dialogue and what the characters actually say out loud. I know I‘ve seen this movie before but I can‘t remember how close the movie is to the book. While reading the book I felt Harold Pinter sure got the movie dialogue right! I want to watch it again but can‘t find it streaming; I‘ll have to find the DVD. 5⭐️

readordierachel Love your observation about the dialogue. I'm trying to hunt down the movie as well. 6mo
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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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This was a difficult read, both because of the style of writing and because the dystopian future thing feels over done. But this is the book that supposedly started all the others. It influenced Orwell when he was writing 1984 (indeed a glowing review by Orwell is included in my edition, bookended with an Intro by Margaret Atwood). This is a real “under his eye“ type story set in a clean, symmetrical glass-built city.
#NetGalley #ARC

DrexEdit The loose disjointed writing style made it hard for me to get traction with this story. In the edition I read, there is a line space between every paragraph and every paragraph is almost it's own separate mini-story. Everything switches directions all the time. I switched from electronic format to print because I do find electronic books difficult to find my place in. The print was only marginally easier to track. 7mo
DrexEdit Everyone in this future world has a number, not a name. They all participate in the same activities at the same hour of the day. When our protagonist starts to break the rules, things get even more confusing and it's hard to tell what is real and what is dream. Confusion is my main take-away from this read. I'm glad I read it, but I can't say I enjoyed it! 7mo
vivastory Great review! I did enjoy this one, but out of the 3 foundational dystopian stories: WE, Brave New World & 194 I'd say that WE is my least favorite. I read something interesting the other day. Arcade Fire's upcoming album is partially nfluenced by this book. 7mo
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DrexEdit @vivastory Thanks! I am glad I read it and I can appreciate it's importance in the canon. It's like listening to blues music to understand rock and roll. It's good to know the roots of things. I'd say Orwell and Huxley and even Atwood took the concept to better literary places. Arcade Fire, huh? I'll be interested to check that out too. :-) 7mo
BarbaraBB I have to agree with @vivastory regarding the book itself but I love your review! 7mo
DrexEdit @BarbaraBB thanks! 😊 7mo
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I did not read the book, just the one story, Death of a Traveling Salesman, for this month's #Bookspin pick. I chose this one from a list I've been following on Lit Hub of 20 authors' first published stories. It is an amazing achievement for a first published story. The atmosphere is grim and disorientating. Nothing is quite as it first seems. Loneliness as a symptom of the South turning more modern. 5⭐
@TheAromaofBooks

DrexEdit Here's the link to the Lit Hub list of 20 first published stories:
https://lithub.com/read-20-famous-authors-very-first-published-short-stories/
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DrexEdit For some bonus fun, here's a link to a YouTube post with audio of Eudora Welty reading another favorite of mine “Why I Live at the P.O.“ To hear it in her own fast-paced southern drawl is pretty amazing. 😊
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeZTYQL4sW0&t=4s
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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So it seems that people either love or hate Johnathan Franzen & feel similarly toward his books. That said I think the book was worth the time invested. It's a pick if you don't mind JF. If you don't like him, this won't change your mind. It's still very Franzen-y.

I'm going to put this on my #ChunksterChallenge2022 list also! Nearly 600 pages and it's the start of a trilogy! I guess that makes it a #SeriesRead2022 also!
@Amiable
@TheSpineView

DrexEdit The best part here, I think, is the depiction of family relationships and interior lives of the characters. The writing is solid, but not fancy or inspiring really. None of the characters is really likeable if that is a box you check for your reading. You may sympathize or empathize with them though. Set on the backdrop of the 70s, it's all about how a person leads a moral life (or tries to) and is a good person, or if that is even possible. ⬇ 7mo
DrexEdit And I still don't like the way JF treats women characters. It seems out of all the crisis stories in this family depiction, the mother and the daughter come off with the worst stories and the worst fates. There are some connections to Middlemarch that I only realized after finishing the book and reading some reviews. Now that #Chunkster is on my list! Thanks @SerialReader! 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 7mo
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Indiana | George Sand
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This will also check a nice box on the #Pantone2022 challenge list!

#SnowWhite
@Clwojick

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Indiana | George Sand
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This is a tick on the loooong list of books for #ReadingAfrica2022. Partially set on Réunion Island which is situated to the east of Madagascar. First published in 1832, this first solo novel by George Sand is the story of a young woman married to much older and indifferent man when she falls in love with her handsome neighbor. In this day we'd say she was targeted for seduction by her neighbor! ⬇
@LibraryBelle
@BarbaraBB

DrexEdit Despite it's age and overblown melodrama, it can be read as a feminist novel as the story shows us the way women become trapped, physically and emotionally, when they are not allowed incomes or property. George Sand is quite the writer with some lovely descriptive passages. It is quite eye-opening how she can tell a story about passionate love but cover quite a bit about the politics and society of the time as well. ⬇ 7mo
DrexEdit Réunion Island was colonized by and is still part of France. I've spent quite a bit of time on different islands of Africa these last couple of months with European populations. I'm looking forward to getting back to the continent! 7mo
Librarybelle This sounds like a classic I need to read…stacking! 7mo
DrexEdit @Librarybelle I enjoyed it. I'd like to investigate some other George Sand books because some of the positions she took in regards to women in this book were quite modern! From 1832! 7mo
BarbaraBB Very interesting! 7mo
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I just don't know enough about Maya Angelou; this was a good start. The first in a series of 7(!) autobios, this covers from her first memories to early adulthood. Despite all odds being against her, I believe the key to her success was strong & consistent parenting from her grandmother, even tho that only came in spurts. I call this more autobio than memoir; someone retelling stories, not searching for deep meaning.
#AuthorAMonth
@Soubhiville

TH3F4LC0N I just read this myself last month! Pretty good read I thought. Her life was pretty interesting. 🙂 7mo
DrexEdit @TH3F4LC0N I enjoyed it. I'm always curious about really smart people and how they come to do the things that they have done. Ms. Angelou seems to have had a drive for knowledge at a very young age. I don't know if I can read all 7 books though! 😀 7mo
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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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Here is my #WeeklyForecast for March. I was close to finished with several books at the end of Feb.; I finished 3 books in the time it took me to put this forecast together! There are some half-finished books making a return engagement on this list also!

Top 4 left books are MUST reads for the month. Everything else applies to current challenges, clearing the #TBR, or meeting my #ARC commitments.
It's going to be another busy month!

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Lots of genres!! Looks like you have a great selection of books for March🌻 7mo
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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1. This weekend I'm working on finishing up Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen.

2. I almost never go to the library anymore. (Is that sad?) I put the books I want on hold and my husband, who works at the library, picks them up for me. It's a good system that always leaves me overwhelmed in books!

3. the last disc of season 2 of Succession! Woot!

#WeekendReads
@rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain I don't think there's a wrong way to get your library books! Holds make everything super convenient 7mo
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“When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed--“To Whom it May Concern“--that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.“

Can you even imagine? 😳

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

EvieBee Wow… 7mo
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February #Bookreport. I did not get a ton of stuff read this month. Too many chunksters on the list! Still working through most of them. Hopefully March will be more impressive. There were all good and I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Probably Katalin Street or Drive My Car or The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Still an impressive month of reading!! And chunksters in progress!!!! 🙌🏻 March has 31 days😉it‘s a bonus month 😂 7mo
DrexEdit @Cinfhen I could really use the extra time! 😂 Too bad we're going to lose an hour when the clocks reset. Every second counts! 😊👍 7mo
Cinfhen Hahaha ⏰ Forgot about Daylight Savings😅😅 7mo
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The Mirror and the Light | Hilary Mantel
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I'm late with my spinny list, but it's basically the same as last month. My #bookspin is a short story. I think it will be Eudora Welty The Death of a Traveling Salesman because I'm already a couple of pages into that one. And #Doublespin is Hilary Mantel Cromwell #3! Hallelujah!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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Selected works of Alfred Jarry | Alfred Jarry, Katharine Noel
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So I wait until the very last minute to start my #bookspin for the month. Next up in The Big Book of Science Fiction is a short story by Alfred Jarry who's writings are widely regarded (apparently) as a precursor to Dadaism, Surrealism, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Suffice to say the story “Elements of Pataphysics“ is a DNF for me. Weird, dense, nonsensical, and certainly requiring more brain power than I have this evening.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Not every book is a match, but at least it's off the list!! 7mo
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Indiana | George Sand

I'm just reading along when all of a sudden THIS happens:

"Language is a prostitute queen who descends and rises to all rôles, disguises herself, arrays herself in fine apparel, hides her head and effaces herself; an advocate who has an answer for everything, who has always foreseen everything, and who assumes a thousand forms in order to be right."

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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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So many lovely, and appropriate, colors in this cover!

#Pantone2022
@Clwojick

Clwojick 💗 Brilliant!!!! 💙 8mo
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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I enjoyed this episode of the Wayward Children. Good to get to know some of the characters we haven't seen so much of and to travel to the different worlds!

This my #DoubleSpin for February.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
DrexEdit I have too many challenges I'm working on for sure. This is also ticks a box for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView.

It's an ebook I own, not a physical book, but I thought it might count for #ReadMyRoom also since I'm reading books I own instead of buying new ones! #TBRCrew @AkashaVampie
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AkashaVampie @DrexEdit yeah that is totally fine sweetie!!! 8mo
DrexEdit @AkashaVampie 😊👍 8mo
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