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Eggbeater

Eggbeater

Joined January 2018

I belong in a John Irving novel.
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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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This is probably the only book I'll have finished for #20in4 , but it is a big one. I love a good book with a lovable dog as a central character. This really felt like two different books. One of a boy taking care of an injured, old codger, and then it turns into a dark otherworldly adventure. I had to pause to make the transition, but once I did I was enveloped by the characters.

@Andrew65

One discrepancy noted below 👇

Eggbeater The book is supposed to take place in 2014, yet it references the killings if Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, which didn't happen until the summer of 2016. I'm sure because it was a nightmare summer that I will never forget. 3d
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Need to read this. 2d
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Here's my stack for the #20in4 #Readathon. I hope I'll read at least 15 hours and finish the Stephen King book. I'm hoping to make a fair dent in the other two.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 6d
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That ending was insane! Now I have to read the third book. Well played. If you like monsters and magic, you'll probably have a good time with this. It is very creative, angsty, and action packed.

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I finished three books for the #SuperSeptember readathon and made a big dent in two more. I really enjoyed all of them. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Great, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 1w
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I was surprisingly engrossed in the tennis for someone who knew little about the game. I liked that Carrie was unapologetically driven to win. It's not seen as proper for women, therefore she was known as The Bitch. Really, this was a feel good book.

#SuperSeptember book 3 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Waiting to get hold of this one. 1w
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I went to an author event and met Deanna Raybourn at a signing hosted by @FountainBookstore . She was delightful.

This is a fun thriller! I love that the female assassins are older and how that changes the narrative. The book flips smoothly between past and present and you get a good feel for where these ladies are coming from.

#SuperSeptember book 2 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds great 👏👏👏 2w
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They Never Learn | Layne Fargo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This thriller is fantastic. I read it for the second time for a book club and I have a copy in print and audio. Female serial killer plots revenge. Highly recommend!

#SuperSeptember Readathon
1st book finished @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
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I'm all in for the #SuperSeptember Readathon and I'm excited about the books I've got lined up. I'm hoping I can read at least three of them.

Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Good Luck 😁 3w
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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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October book club book haul from @FountainBookstore . I am sooo excited for these books! Cackle is a reread, so I know that I love it. Have you read any of these?

AmyG The Change is very fun. 3w
MidnightBookGirl LOVED The Change 3w
marleed Loved the Change and I‘m obsessed with the Thursday Murder Club series! 3w
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This book was hilarious and brutal at the same time. Carlotta Mercedes is a Black, Latina, trans woman who is released from prison on parole after being incarcerated for 22 years. Her past comes with all the horrific details you might expect under those circumstances, but what stands out is her absolute zest for life and indomitable spirit. I really loved this book!

TW: rape

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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I like well written epic adventures and this steampunk fantasy did not disappoint. I normally don't like the hero rescues the damsel in distress trope, but this protagonist was a teacher who liked things just so and was a unique character. I really got into the story and the female characters fortunately developed more as the story went on. I will continue the series. I want to find out what happens next.

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Hike | Susi Holliday
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This was an Amazon First Reads. These were some the most over-the-top unlikeable characters I've ever read, and I did not enjoy not liking them in this case. Not one of them had any redeeming qualities. The plot kept me interested though.

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There were some great battle scenes in this book and fun surprises.

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I found this book to be infuriating. I had such intense, angry feelings about the standard treatment of women and girls in India. It was a difficult read for me emotionally, as it ought to be. The author told a compelling tale and she did it justice. I am glad I read it.

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Gratefully Yours | Jane Buchanan
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#Grateful @Eggs

Day 1:

I am grateful for..

1. My dog Rose

2. Halloween season is here

3. Rose + Halloween = spiffy new collar

@kimmypete1 @MidnightBookGirl @Trashcanman

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My favorite season 🎃👻 1mo
Eggs Awwww 🐶🧡🦮 1mo
MidnightBookGirl Love her collar! 1mo
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Mother Dear: A Thriller | Nova Lee Maier
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The only book I managed to finish for the #20in4 readathon. Life got in the way. But it was a good book, smoothly translated. I was really enthralled with it. The story was suspenseful and the characters were interesting. The ending was nicely played out.

@Andrew65 Thanks for hosting! I lost track of my time this time. I will do better next month hopefully.

Andrew65 Well done on finishing this! 👏👏👏🍾🥳 1mo
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When I was a teenager I wrote a silly poem about how to murder people with eggbeaters called "Death by Eggbeater." I became known for it among friends, and thus I have used it as my name on the internet for the past 28 years. You asked. ?

#littenswanttoknow
@Eggs

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I'm late to the party, but I'm in! The above is my stack for the #20in4 End of Summer Readathon. I doubt I'll finish all three books, but I hope to make a dent in them and read for 20 hours. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
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The memories of a sex worker in Istanbul as her brain dies for 10 minutes and 38 seconds past her life. I thought the book was quite well done, but it is a necessarily heavy story in many parts. If you are triggered by sexual abuse you may want to consider that before you read this. It was upsetting, but I considered it worth it.

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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To be fair, I am not a romance person. I read this for a book club. It was a little too catty and it didn't have much of a plot. It might appeal to real young readers. I did like this author's adult romance novels, this just wasn't my cup of tea. It's probably a case of it's not you, it's me.

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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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The ending was squished and left me with a lot of questions. I really liked the first 75% of the book. I thought it was a fascinating character study.

#AwesomeAugust readathon
3rd book read
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
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This debut novel features a female chemist in the 1960s. It shows a lot of the discrimination and abuse women had to face. It's a funny book, but it is necessarily brutal in some areas. The main character was great. The ending wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste, but I enjoyed it very much overall.

#AwesomeAugust readathon
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Andrew65 Sounds a must read. Well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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I didn't totally buy that ending, but I enjoyed the ride.

#AwesomeAugust Readathon
1st book read
@Andrew65

chlolovesbooks I LOVEEEEEEEE THIS BOOK 2mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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My goal for the #AwesomeAugust Readathon is to read the four books shown above. I am looking forward to it! @Andrew65

Dragon Grab your towel Hitchiker‘s is a fun ride 💚🐉 2mo
Andrew65 A great stack. Best of luck 😁 2mo
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Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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This was an intense tale of magic's darker side. It was nicely put together. The characters were mesmerizing train wrecks. Trigger warning for animal cruelty.

LibrarianRyan I liked this too. I went in blind so nothing that i would have guessed from the cover. 2mo
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Impostor Syndrome | Mishell Baker
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Millie is one of my all-time favorite heroines. She is complicated, yet still capable. I like that message. Also, I just like the fairy drama. I really hope this author writes more books.

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I caught this on sale on Audible last week and I love the first three books, so I thought I'd check the little prequel novella out. It goes into more depth with Page's first involvement with Jaxon and his gang. It wasn't earth shattering, but if you like the series, you'll like having the background. I am excited that she wrote a 4th book I didn't know about for The Bone Season series.

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Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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Book mail from @FountainBookstore for my book clubs for August and September. I am so excited! I ❤️ book mail. I've been waiting for this all day.

Anyone read any of these?

BookwormAHN I just started Our Crooked Hearts. It's quite creepy and intriguing. 2mo
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I finished the #20in4 Readathon strongly this month. I managed to read over 20 hours and finish 3 books. I had a great time! Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2mo
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Echo | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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The book had potential and the translator did a good job with the writing style, but the story didn't always hold my attention and I felt that the book was too long.

#20in4 3rd book read @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, 3 books is excellent! 👏👏👏🥳 2mo
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July Jitters | Ron Roy
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A solid month for July.

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The Violence
Such a Quiet Place

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Nothing But Blackened Teeth
I Am Not a Wolf
The It Girl
The Violin Conspiracy
Last Call
The Agathas

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The Library of the Dead
Ordinary Monsters

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I was glad I read this novella on my Kindle so that I could quickly look up Japanese words I was unfamiliar with. I enjoyed going down the research rabbit hole into fascinating history and legends. I found this book to be genuinely scary and I appreciate the fact that most of the characters were likeably unlikeable. I liked the author's writing style a lot and I hope she writes more.

#20in4 2nd book read @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2mo
Ruthiella I love unlikable characters when they are interesting to read about! 2mo
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This was my favorite Megan Miranda that I've read so far. I was captivated by the suspect and I had to know what really happened. The book had me riveted throughout. I could picture this scenario happening in my neighborhood.

#20in4 #Readathon 1st book read @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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My stack for the #20in4 #Readathon . I won't finish them all, but I hope to complete at least 1 and read for 15 hours. Looking forward to buckling down. Thanks @Andrew65 for hosting!

Andrew65 Looks some good book choices. Good luck. 2mo
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I Am Not a Wolf | Dan Sheehan
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I took the time to go through each possible scenario in this "choose your own adventure" book and every outcome was hilarious combined with the expressive illustrations. I had a lot of fun with it. The book was refreshingly different.

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The Violence: A Novel | Delilah S. Dawson
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Another pandemic breaks out on top of the COVID pandemic in which everyone starts violently killing each other. This story was brilliantly done because of the character development. The book was 500 pages and I didn't want it to end. Trigger warning for domestic violence. The author does a good job explaining in the introduction why she wrote it that way and where she comes from.

#JubliantJuly # Readathon @Andrew65 3rd book read

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Glad you liked it! It's on my TBR for this year. :) 2mo
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I didn't connect much with this book. It felt somewhat disjointed to me. For one thing, the library was hardly featured in the book at all, so it wasn't aptly named. The story didn't quite flow. I liked the middle part the best; that was unique.

#JubilantJuly #Readathon 2nd book read @Andrew65

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The It Girl | Ruth Ware
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This dark academic mystery had real flare. I was happily thrown off by twists in the plot. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery with well fleshed out characters. The victim was captiving. Ruth Ware does not disappoint!

#JubilantJuly #Readathon 1st book read
@Andrew65

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I am really looking forward to the #JubilantJuly #Readathon starting tomorrow. I hope to read at least the three books pictured above by the time the long week is up.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck😊👍 3mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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The protagonist loved his grandmother like I loved mine and I am a fan of Tchaikovsky, so I connected with the book deeply. The emphasis was on the systemic racism Ray experienced in the classical music field and his love of the violin. This unique mystery was Brendan Slocumb's debut and I'm impressed and want to read more from him.

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Elon Green did a great job of illustrating how violent, unsafe, and unjust the world was for the queer community even just a few decades ago. I like to think it's better, but their rights are still threatened everyday.

I'm glad this book was written because of the attention it brings to the trials people faced. The book feels slightly incomplete because the killer is such an enigma.

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#AudioColoring

It might just be me, but this book had trouble holding my attention. Parts of it were action packed and original, but the characters didn't strike me as fully fleshed out and I thought it was longer than necessary. I wonder if I would have enjoyed it better in print instead of audio. Anyway, I did color this flowery cat, among other things, which was relaxing.

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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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I enjoyed this young adult homage to Agatha Christie. I guessed the killer right from the beginning, but I was happy to go along for the ride and be proven right and I liked the characters. It was probably a lucky hunch anyway.

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I finished all three of the books I was reading for the #20in4 #Readathon and was able to keep track of my time of 12 hours and 16 minutes. I am very happy with this. Thank you for hosting @Andrew65 ! I hope you are feeling better.💕

Andrew65 This is great, well done 👏👏👏🙌🍾🥂🥳 Thanks for playing along.

Feeling a bit better but sinuses still giving me problems. Likely to take at least two weeks to work through the system.
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This book had the kind of ending that made me want to go back and reread the whole thing again, just so I could connect all of the clues I had missed. I don't want to say more than that and give anything away. The book had an original twist and was enjoyable.

#20in4 #Readathon 3rd book read
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I enjoyed this one too. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!!! I feel like I missed a lot!! 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I know it's controversial, but this is quite an impactful book to be in the middle of reading during the Supreme Court decision in the U.S. These stories are an illuminating peak into people's private lives that is often heartbreaking and humanizing. I recommend this book for education and compassion. It is inclusive and diverse. I learned a lot.

2nd book read for #20in4 #Readathon

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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This was a very comforting, sentimental book. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it because it features two topics I'm not normally interested in--cleaning and math, but I had an image in my head based on the depiction of the professor that I adored. Even some of the math held my attention temporarily. It was a solid book.

1st book for the #20in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

DisneyFan My two favorite topics! Stacked!! 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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This is my stack for the #20in4 #Readathon . My goal is to keep an accurate account of my time without accidentally resetting the timer on my phone this time. 🤣 I don't need to get to a certain number of hours. I am setting the bar low.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

HeatherBookNerd Oh I loved The Housekeeper and the Professor! 3mo
Andrew65 Rock, Paper, Scissors is a good read. 3mo
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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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This horror rural horror novel was a good mix of creepy and snarky. The effigies were creative and genuinely scary and the main character had just the right amount of sarcasm. The goofy, sweet hound took center stage and was my favorite part.

FelinesAndFelonies I love T. Kingfisher 3mo
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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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I liked the time travel rules and the atmosphere of the cafe. I was attached to the characters and their outcomes; I just really wanted different outcomes for some of them. I had trouble relating to the familial guilt and pressure and I had trouble with a sick person being cast as such a cheerful martyr. These may be my own issues. I did enjoy the book.

Eggbeater The ghost who does nothing but read, drink coffee, and get up to pee once a day and curses people when they touch her: #lifegoals 4mo
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