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Gezemice

Joined April 2016

"I know nothing." - Jon Snow Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/gezemice
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The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Quick Text Version by William Shakespeare, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Jon Haward
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A Midsummer-night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Quick Text Version | William Shakespeare, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Jon Haward
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When I went to the library, The Tempest was checked out - but they had the graphic novel adaptation. It contains the full text of the play in comic book format! So I am going to read it this way. I like those illustrations, it gives a new twist to the story. And those Shakesperean insults work definitely twice as well when spat from mouths seething with anger...
#shakespearereadalong

Aimeesue An unstanched wench? That's quite the image there, Will! 😄 7h
DGRachel I want this! 😍 7h
TsundokuAleax Things I did not know I needed in life. 😍😍 7h
Gezemice @Aimeesue Clearly, fear of tampons is not a new thing. 7h
Gezemice @DGRachel @TsundokuAleax I know! I had no idea this existed but now I find it keeps my attention way better than reading the text only. 7h
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Small Gods is one of my favorites from Pratchett. He takes on religion and beliefs, and the difference between them. In a country dedicated to the god Om, when Om actually shows up as a tortoise, he finds only one true believer - Brutha, the naive novice who believes everything he is told - until he learns - and with knowledge and belief, he changes the world. One of the best, funniest, most insightful and most human books from Sir Terry.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Our return to Gilead is thrilling, more action-packed, more hopeful, but less hefty - it lacks the gut-punch of the first one, both story-wise and in literary style.

This story has three narrators: two teenage girls, one growing up in Canada, the other in Gilead. The third one is the notorious Aunt Lydia herself - as a powerful figure and keeper of Gilead‘s secrets, her narrative is the most compelling and revealing. Thrilling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Leftcoastzen Love your review! 3d
Gezemice @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 3d
GingerAntics I can‘t wait to read this. Hopefully I get my full check at the end of the month so I can get it. 3d
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Gezemice @GingerAntics It is worth the wait! Maybe your library has it, too 3d
GingerAntics @Gezemice library hasn‘t gotten it yet. It‘s not even on the app as something they‘re hoping to get. “The Testaments” just bring up the Bible. 3d
Gezemice @GingerAntics That sucks. My library had it on the list for weeks - it was not in yet but you could sign up. I got impatient and pre-ordered it on Amazon. 3d
GingerAntics @Gezemice I got on a list like that. After a year I checked back and they never did get the book. 3d
Gezemice @GingerAntics oh, Ours said “on order” so I knew they were getting it. 2d
GingerAntics @Gezemice I don‘t know if ours isn‘t that organised or what. There were a couple of books with hundreds (just 2-3 people from 1,000 people on one book) of people on the waitlists and they never got a copy of it. No idea why they were listed like the library had them or might get them and then didn‘t. Obviously there was interest in them. No idea. I didn‘t even notice it said “zero copies in use” until a year later or so. 2d
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It came. 🤩🤓

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Little Rabbit | Judy Dunn
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My beloved bunny, Wild Style, has just passed away after a long illness. She was loved and she loved us. She will be missed. She brightened our lives.
#bunniesoflitsy

Mariposa_Bookworm 😞 I‘m sorry for the loss of your sweet bunny. 1mo
saresmoore Sorry for your loss. ♥️ 1mo
Rissa1 😪 so sorry. 1mo
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cobwebmoth So sorry for your loss. 1mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 1mo
shanaqui I'm so sorry! We lost Breakfast recently (E. caniculi, like... two weeks ago) and it's just... gah. My whole-hearted condolences. 💙💙💙 1mo
Louise So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful bunny. 💙🐾 1mo
RealBooks4ever I‘m very sorry for your loss of your beloved bunny. 💔 1mo
KathyWheeler I‘m so sorry. What a pretty bunny! 1mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! 💕 1mo
Gezemice @shanaqui Oh no, not Breakfast, too! I am so sorry, too. Thank you and my condolences to you, too. 🤗 It is hard. 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so sorry! 😭❤️🐰 1mo
AmyG Oh no. I‘m so very sorry. She was beautiful. 1mo
Libby1 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
rabbitprincess I'm so sorry about your beautiful girl ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
arlenefinnigan Aw. I'm sorry x 1mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry. 1mo
readordierachel So sorry ❤ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage So sorry for your loss. 😢 1mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 1mo
bookishbitch So sorry to hear of your loss. 1mo
Crazeedi My deepest sympathies, so hard to lose a beloved pet, 💔 1mo
Dragon Sorry for your loss 💔 1mo
BookwormAHN So sorry to hear that 💔 1mo
merelybookish So sorry!! 💕 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so sorry for your loss, but happy you all got to love each other! ❤️ 1mo
Trashcanman Sorry for your loss, pets are a wonderful thing. 1mo
Redwritinghood Sorry for your loss. 💔💔 1mo
zuzia So sorry for your loss! 1mo
youneverarrived So sorry 😢 1mo
Simona 💔💔💔 1mo
kathedron Oh, poor bunny! So sorry 💔 1mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry! 1mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss 😘📚📖 1mo
TK421 So sorry to hear that. 😢 1mo
tournevis 😿 1mo
Purrfectpages So sorry for your loss. 😔 1mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. 1mo
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Troilus and Cressida | William Shakespeare
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There is a reason why this play is not staged often: it is a hot mess.
The saving grace are a few witty lines by Cressida, and a couple romantic scenes. Troilus and Cressida barely show up. There are too many story lines, none tied up well. The beginning is full of long, sanctimonious speeches. Shakespeare spends four and a half acts idling about, then crams half the Iliad into half an act. It is a badly constructed play that goes nowhere. ⭐️⭐️/5

Gezemice #shakespearereadalong I am glad I finally finished this because the discussion was great. The play, not so much. 2mo
GingerAntics Hot mess is a GREAT way to describe this play. 💙💙💙 2mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Lol! 😁 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I like your ‘hot mess‘ description! 😄 2mo
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My Beloved World | Sonia Sotomayor
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Sonia Sotomayor is a remarkable woman and role model: brilliant, determined, ambitious, with a high sense of morality, integrity, wanting to help improve people‘s lives and do them justice.

Her story is amazing. My favorite parts were when she talks with passion about her Puerto Rican roots, growing up poor in the Bronx, the love for her family, especially her beloved abuelita (grandmother). The law practice years flagged a bit. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was a great read. Lori Gottlieb helps others to find themselves, and experiences the other side in her own therapy. Besides herself, she follows several interesting clients: a jerk who turns out to be hiding his unbearable pain behind his narcisstic mask; a young woman facing terminal illness; an old woman who cannot face her past. Very human, self-revealing, touching, sad, funny, and a lesson in empathy and self-awareness.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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#bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders Thanks for the fun bingo!
I have never been to a book signing event, and while I have gotten very sleepy while reading, I have never got to the point where I could not put my book aside and tuck myself in. At least not that I can remember, lol. I am guilty on all other counts.

EclecticReaders Awesome! Hope you make it to a signing event one day, they are really fun! 3mo
RaimeyGallant I'm so close! 3mo
Gezemice @RaimeyGallant so close to finishing it? 3mo
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RaimeyGallant Everything except the ones about re-reading. :) 3mo
Gezemice @RaimeyGallant you don‘t re-read? 3mo
RaimeyGallant Nope. :) 3mo
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Foundation is a well readable story, but it is not the big deal it is cracked up to be. There are interesting themes: civilizations fall when scientific curiosity stalls, when authoritariasm wins. Religion, technology and trade are examined as means of political power. However, the writing is mediocre, the story is a series of shorts, there is zero character development, and zero women. The science is stuck in 1951. Disappointing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad you finally read it! And more importantly are back to reading and to Litsy!!! I agree, I was disappointed. I actually enjoyed Dune more. 3mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! I actually quite enjoyed it for what it was, but waaay too simple to consider a great achievement of any sort. I am sort of semi back - post occasionally. I think this did bring me back to read print, though! I am going to read the next one as it kinda cuts off mid stream. We have 1000 years, right? We only get 150. And yes, Dune was way better - Dune lived up to its reputation. It was epic! 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice I know, the first 3 were written as a trilogy...so I‘m thinking I‘ll probably eventually read those three. Not sure I‘m interested in the later follow ups or prequels though. 3mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Good point, it is supposed to be a trilogy. I liked Dune very much but was not interested in the sequel - the story is perfectly wrapped up. This one needs the sequel. (edited) 3mo
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Shuri #1 (Shuri, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a fun, action-filled story, as far as Shuri‘s metarphosis into Black Panther is concerned, with amazing art.
However, the story of a small black hole in the desert is beyond ridiculous. I read some of this to my husband and he begged me to stop - it was too painful. Yep, stand next to a black hole and accelerate it. Oh yeah, and with seismic powers, you can survive inside a singularity.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A great story of science, war, history, politics, a story that uniquely blends humanity‘s greatest talents with its gravest errors. A triumphant scientific and industrial effort of the greatest minds racing to invent the way of humankind‘s self-destruction.

Fascinating, educational, and food for thought for a long time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tornadoes! | Gail Gibbons
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So we got hit by a mini-tornado last Sunday. Vast branches down but no one was hurt. The entire neighborhood looked like - well, if it was hit by a tornado. Trees ripped up, thrown onto houses, cars, fences blown away. Thankfully only minor damage to roofs and gutters mostly. We got lucky... but still working on cleanup. But we have power and internet, yay!

Photo of my back yard.

GingerAntics We‘re surrounded by tornadoes right now. So far it seems they‘re avoiding us for the time being. 4mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics oh no! Be safe! 4mo
Melwilk I‘m glad everyone is unharmed. 4mo
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Louise Glad you are safe! 🍀 4mo
ScientistSam Glad you're ok! 4mo
AmyG Oh my! Glad you are ok. 4mo
GingerAntics Seems to be moving out. Damage seems to be minimal. Glad it‘s just a mess to clean up. 4mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Glad to hear you are ok! 4mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry! We got hit by one in 1999, and it‘s such a mess to clean up! 4mo
GingerAntics Glad you guys are okay. It‘s been a crazy 2 weeks of tornadoes and floods. 4mo
Crazeedi Oh no! So many tornados and storms! Several towns in our area are seriously flooded. Hope your clean up goes smoothly, glad no injuries! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Oh dear. Glad everyone is safe though 4mo
TheSpineView Wow! Just glad you are safe! 4mo
Gezemice @Lcsmcat I never thought we would be hit by one! The last one in the area was in 1996. Thankfully not too bad. 4mo
Gezemice @Crazeedi Thanks! Sorry you have them, too. Weather is getting crazier! 4mo
stacybmartin So glad you stayed safe! We had an outbreak of 13 tornadoes Monday night in Ohio just north of me. Very scary!! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza. Glad no one was hurt. 4mo
Gezemice @stacybmartin oh no! Very scary indeed! 4mo
sprainedbrain I‘m glad you‘re ok and the damage was minimal... this weather is beyond nuts. 😟 4mo
kspenmoll I am glad you are safe and well. How scary! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m still so glad you were all ok. 3mo
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#audiowalk - while our area is flat and mostly urban, there are small pleasures like this eentsy-weensy waterfall in the nearby park.

Read4life Beautiful 💙 4mo
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Sleepless 2 | Sarah Vaughn
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I enjoyed the action, adventure and romance in this volume, and especially the gorgeous artwork. The story, however, left me wanting more. There were enough elements introduced to last for a long epic adventure, and wrapping it up in two volumes did not do them justice. Court intrigue, magic, Poppy‘s mother‘s storyline, Rellen, were a few elements of many that deserved more. If this had more volumes, I would have loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I saw you reading it and I remembered it was due back soon. Thanks gor the reminder! 4mo
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What the heck is quantum biology? This book explains how this fledling science seeks answers to biology‘s unexplained phenomena in the weird world of quantum. Photosythesis, mutation, DNA copying, sense of smell, and sensing the Earth‘s magnetic field in migrating animals is thought to involve quantum effects. The book has good analogies to help lay people understand the concepts. I got the gist, but the details were lost on me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⬇️

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This was lovely, about a Japanese single dad who is having to confront his prejudices and guilt about his dead brother, when his husband shows up from Canada. Great artwork, good story, and meaningful conversations about acceptance and living among prejudiced people. Kana is supercute; Mike is a loveable bear; Yaichi is brooding but compassionate and understanding. My favorite parts were them bonding as a family. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

readordierachel Lovely review! I really loved this one too. So tender. 5mo
Gezemice @readordierachel Thank you! Yes, tender is a great word. 5mo
Swe_Eva Ooh, looks like my library has it available in ebook! #instantgratification 5mo
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rwmg Good review. I've got vol 2 wishlisted 5mo
Gezemice @Swe_Eva Enjoy! 5mo
Gezemice @rwmg Me too! Thanks! 5mo
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Hark! A Vagrant | Kate Beaton
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A humorous comic about history and literature? Sign me up! This collection started great. The first comic (see above) made me laugh out loud. Unfortunately the collection is rather uneven. Some are hilarious, some mildly humorous, but there are a lot that just try too hard. Also, I know nothing about Canadian history, which features prominently. I did chuckle on the Canadian stereotypes, though. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Zelma I had a similar reaction to this book. A few of the comics are gems and make me laugh every time I see them (like this one). But I wasn‘t as interested in the whole collection. 5mo
Gezemice @Zelma Right! I feel that my sense of humor overlaps with her but definitely not the same in all cases. 5mo
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1. Totally the nineties. Great music and the last fun time before bad things started to happen. And NIN
2. Whichever I can get my paws on first
3. Older
4. Different continent... across the ocean
5. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics

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Ashley85 Totally agree about the 90‘s!!! 5mo
Gezemice @Ashley85 👍 Right? Things we worried about seem trivial now. 5mo
TK421 90's music all the way! ( now singing Head Like A Hole ) 5mo
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Gezemice @TK421 My favorite! “Bow down before the one you serve. You‘re going to get what you deserve” 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh, how much worry we put into Y2K! Definitely seems trivial now. 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep. And before 9/11... so without fear 5mo
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After finishing this book, this still stands out to me - under a bajillion layers of clothing, the Victorian lady went commando in the crotch area, like Paris Hilton. It apparently had to do with the impossibility of lifting those skirts to go to the bathroom. Who would have thunk?
#nfbuddyread @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Right, can‘t get all those layers off in a hurry! It made me think of the old one piece long underwear with a seat flap. 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just to think they did not even use much during their periods! Madness! And the comment about the Moulin Rouge... I had no idea! 5mo
Slajaunie 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yes, I honestly had never thought of that either....my innocent self thought it was all those high kicks and ankles and legs showing, like the Rockettes.🤪😱😂 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep, they always tell you that the sight of an ankle was scandalous. But ne thinks a lady falling over was way more scandalous back then than it would be now... I wonder if the period costumes in movies allow the ladies to go to the bathroom... 5mo
Crazeedi This looks like a rather interesting book!! 5mo
Gezemice @Crazeedi Well, who would not be interested in crotchless drawers? 😉 5mo
Crazeedi @Gezemice exactly, lol😁😁 5mo
GingerAntics Well you also have to remember, underpants are a modern invention. No one worn them, for the reasons we now wear them, until rather recently. Probably the last 100 years-ish. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics I did not know that, but gross. 5mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 actually, underpants aren‘t even universal. When you can barely afford clothes, underpants aren‘t really important. Most countries still don‘t wear underpants. It‘s a western thing, really. Why is it gross? It‘s actually healthier, especially for females, to not wear them. They just create humidity where you really don‘t want it. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics It is amazing to have historians around. Love it! But still gross. All sorts of fluids leak out if you are not wearing them. And get on your outer clothes. And things you might sit on. Which might get into your lady parts. And who knows who sat there before... Ugh. Nope, gross, thank you! Although I concede the humidity thing in hot climates. I did do some googling though... and tgey do wear loin cloths! 5mo
GingerAntics Yeah, loin cloths do sometimes function as something similar. Someone dared me to run commando once, dude it was freeing. No wedgie and absolutely everything evaporates through the “cool 360” wicking fabric. 😆 when it‘s too cold I don‘t do it, but especially when it‘s 100 degrees outside, it‘s a game changer. 5mo
GingerAntics Where are you sitting with no trousers/jeans/skirts on that you‘re concerned with who sat there last? 😂 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics I‘ll just call you Paris Hilton from now on. 😉 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics I think most of my clothes would feel gross after I sat down and then I got up... Also, miniskirts! And if you are wearing your jeans without underwear, you better wash it every day. I don‘t. Not to mention the clothes that are dry clean only. As far as sitting, this explains why women in India who are menstrating are banished to the grass hut. Tgey sit on the floor while cooking!! 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics When I had to wear pantyhose to work (Victorians were not the only ones with torturous underwear) I did the concession to stockings with garters and long, loose skirts in the summer months, and indeed it was freeing. But that‘s as far as I got in that arena... I am just glad pantyhose is mostly a thing of the past. (edited) 5mo
GingerAntics Oh I would never do jeans, that would be a bit rough, I would think. I generally wear underwear, I just don‘t find anything wrong with choosing not to. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I don‘t know about the mini skirt thing. If your skirt is so short it doesn‘t cover your butt when you sit, it‘s probably too short. 5mo
GingerAntics Oh god I hate pantyhose. I must be allergic to something in those and tights. They always made me itch. The pantyhose less than the tights, but still. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Miniskirts are long enough to sit. But the view... 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics It‘s the material - pantyhose makes you sweat. I hated the smell of my own feet! I never had such smelly feet in socks or bare feet. Tights don‘t give me a problem if they are mostly cotton, but all sythetics is bad. 5mo
GingerAntics I‘ll give you that on the view. Yeah. That would be creepy. Pantyhose do make you smell weird. I remember that. I don‘t know if I ever had cotton tights. I probably would have been okay with those...maybe. It didn‘t help that my grandmother insisted I wear tights, so to “help” me she would lather me with lotion and then put baby powder on top. I was basically pasted into these things. It was gross. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Ouch! Thankfully no one insisted that I wear tights as a child. I do it occasionally nowadays although I am mostly for jeans. But they go well with a miniskirt in the winter. I would never wear them on their own like so many do nowadays. I feel like that‘s too much public info about your butt. 5mo
GingerAntics We may be talking about two different things. I‘ve never seen anyone wear just tights (like pantyhose but thicker, and very popular for little girls in winter when dresses are required - I had to wear them at Christmas and for my First Communion). Leggings are the thin, stretchy pants things. People are wearing leggings alone now, especially the workout ones. I love how now they‘re being called “jeggings.” No idea what the hell is up with that. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Well they are the same thing here. Kinda confusing. Jeggings are keggings that are jeans patterned or jeans material. 5mo
GingerAntics 🤦🏼‍♀️ dear god why smh 5mo
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Wow. Theranos: lies and intimidation. Elizabeth Holmes had a vision and was going to see through it - investors, patient‘s lives, employees‘ concerns, and the truth be damned.

I was struck by how many would-be whistleblowers were silenced; how many believed her lies despite of evidence to the contrary; and the mafia-like threats to ruin even minor witnesses if they said anything.

Riveting. Well researched and told. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice This is a complicated story, one of my best reads of the year. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2743276581 5mo
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In this snarky look at the Victorian underbelly, or rather, underskirt, Therese O‘Neill tells us all a lady needs to survive in this romantic era of filth, diseases, complete subjugation of women, and crotchless underwear. We learn (or rather, are told by Victorian men), how to menstruate, stay innocent until wedding night, cope with our husband‘s syphillis, flirt with a kerchief, and where to put our forks at dinner. Lots of fun. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice Enjoyable history, very snarky, easy read with many illustrations. #nfbuddyread @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Weaponxgirl (edited) 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed it and finished today too! 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome! What was your biggest surprise? Mine was the crotchless underwear. Really! With that much clothing! 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Right! It‘s because all those clothes were impossible to get out of in a hurry or often. 😂. So that and that the whole movie Hysteria lied to me!🤪 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa what movie? 🤔 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It was called Hysteria and starred Maggie Gyllenhaal https://m.imdb.com/title/tt1435513/ 5mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like fun! But yeah, sounds like lying, too... 5mo
Slajaunie Yeah...it‘s history. 5mo
Gezemice @Slajaunie I love history. 😊👍 5mo
Slajaunie I do as well! @Gezemice 5mo
Gezemice @Slajaunie Awesome! Nice to find other history lovers. What‘s your favorite era? Mine is medieval and ancient Europe, especially Britain and the Tudors. 5mo
Slajaunie Love the Tudors, French Revolution, The Romanovs. @Gezemice (edited) 5mo
Gezemice @Slajaunie Awesome! Lots of intrigue and madness. 5mo
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I must agree with the reviewers that this last Sherlock collection is the weakest. Many of the stories lack the investigative genius and rely on gimmicks, or re-hashing older mysteries. Doyle was clearly tired of Holmes by this time. Nevertheless it was well listenable and I am glad I have finished the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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The Wars of the Roses is the greatest entertainment for a medieval history lover: dynastic intrigue, complicated genealogies, bloody battles, rival kings, formidable queens, mighty lords in constantly changing alliances provide an exciting story with fascinating characters. This would make a great TV series, and has obviously inspired Game of Thrones (Lancaster and York...)

This was simply exciting to read, and I was rooting for York. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Great review 6mo
Gezemice @Texreader Thank you! 6mo
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Dragon 👍😀🐉 Allison Weir writes great books! 6mo
GingerAntics This book is still on my wish list, and I got another book on the war of the roses so we can compare notes. That‘s my next nonfiction to start. 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics That would be awesome! I am onto The Princes in the Tower, which is the conclusion to the story. 6mo
Gezemice @Dragon I am a huge fan of her nonfiction, but her fiction is not for me. 6mo
GingerAntics Oh I‘ve always wanted to know more about that whole incident. Just added it to my wish list. This is happening!!! I think I need to read them in order, though. 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics It is a much shorter book and she wrote it first, so it does not need to be in order. It is a lot less dense since it is a more linear story and shorter time period. I have read it but forgot it so I know it is an easy read while Wars of the Roses is not. 6mo
GingerAntics Oh, that definitely needs to happen then. Good to know. Sadly, my library has neither of her books, so I‘m going to have to wait until I get paid again to get them. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Oh no! can you get an interlibrary loan? 5mo
GingerAntics I haven‘t looked into one. I need to check the library at work, then it becomes if any libraries in the state have it. I‘ve found in the past that anything dealing with the U.K. just isn‘t happening here, as a general rule. No idea why. 5mo
Dragon Agreed I can‘t read her nonfiction books. 😀🐉 5mo
Gezemice @Dragon Haha! I tried, too. Nope. 5mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics My library has all of Weir‘s work. And a ton of English history. I live in a small town but it is a college town... and the library is popular. 5mo
GingerAntics We have several colleges in the area. No idea why the public libraries have such limited options. The college libraries are much better stocked, but sadly you can‘t check books out unless you‘re a student or an employee. 5mo
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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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1. All genres! I love variety, but my most read genres are fantasy, classics, sci-fi and non-fiction, especially history.
2. Terry Pratchett!!
3. It changes. Today it is Daisy Jones and The Six, but often Song of Achilles, I,Claudius, The Handmaid‘s Tale, and anything Terry Pratchett.
4. I try anything once, but I do avoid romance, horror and westerns (although some books I loved were horror, or had romance in them).
5. ✔️
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Terry Pratchett! 🙌🏻 Thanks for playing! 📚 6mo
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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1. The Harry Potter series.
2. Hermione.
3. Umbridge. And Humbert Humbert.
4. Hermione‘s wand. Then we‘ll apparate to land!
5. What would you do, @GingerAntics and @Graywacke ?
#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

Thanks for the tag, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa !

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Sex, drugs, rock-and-roll: but so much more. Love, heartbreak, addiction, temptation, and choosing the right thing - every day. And of course music - the creation and joy of music, the bond of making something great together; and who you want to be along the way.
The interview format, the multiple perspectives works wonderfully; the full-cast audio is great. Each character is well developed. This story will hang with me for a while. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice This is my favorite book this year so far. There is so much to say. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2763504743 . Oh and I freakin‘ love that cover! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great review!!! Loved this one!! 💗💗 6mo
Gezemice @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I am still thinking about it. 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Gezemice me too!!! Have you looked back at some of the pictures of Stevie Nicks in the 70‘s? Looks identical to Daisy on the cover 💗 6mo
Gezemice @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No! I will now! Thanks for the heads-up :) 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Gezemice yes!!! 💞💞💞 6mo
BooknerdsLife Love your review! I‘m just starting the book but really loving the writing and the style of this one! I think she‘s becoming one of my favourite writers! 6mo
Gezemice @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh yes, its beautiful! 6mo
Gezemice @BooknerdsLife I know! I don‘t normally read “just out” books but I was intrigued ( #blameitonlitsy ) and I am so glad I succumbed to the hype :) Enjoy! 6mo
BooknerdsLife @Gezemice Thank you💓 I really enjoyed her last book so was a little nervous going into this one too! Really enjoying it so far 🤗 6mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“I used to think soul mates were two of the same. I used to think I was supposed to look for somebody that was like me. I don't believe in soul mates anymore and I'm not looking for anything. But if I did believe in them, I'd believe your soul mate was somebody who had all the things you didn't, that needed all the things you had. Not somebody who's suffering from the same stuff you are.”

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Obama‘s early memoir covers his growing up, and looking for his identity as a young black man in America. He is the child of a love marriage between his all-American white mother and Kenyan father, raised in young boyhood in Indonesia, later in Hawaii by his mother and white grandparents. His unique perspective on race - both from inside and out - and opportunity - both in America and Kenya - give him unique insights and understanding. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice I listened to the audiobook, which Obama narrates himself. 6mo
GingerAntics After reading Becoming and hearing her talk about the process it took for this book to even happen, this is on my reading list now. 6mo
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Gezemice @GingerAntics @Lcsmcat It is much shorter than Becoming. And an easy listen with that great voice. 6mo
GingerAntics When I read that part, I think I need to find the audiobook. I have the book on my Apple Books wish list, but I think the audiobook needs to go on there, too. 6mo
GingerAntics I was about to wonder why the audiobook is cheaper than the book, but then I discovered why. The audiobook is adridged. (edited) 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Oh I did not realize that. Well, at 7 hours, I do hope it covers what‘s important. 6mo
GingerAntics Sheesh, the abridged version is 7 hours long. Wow. I would think it would. If he was reading it, you‘d think he‘d be going “yeah, but that thing you cut was really important.” 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics It is 257 pages in print. I can‘t imagine they cut too much. 6mo
GingerAntics Geez, unless he talked really slow, I don‘t think much could be cut out. That‘s interesting to consider. Hm. 6mo
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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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Inspired by King Henry IV of #shakespearereadalong, I am re-reading an old favorite about the Wars of the Roses.
My roses are a bit sad at the idea.

That‘s Lancaster and York for you, Lannister and Stark fans. 😉

I love that Alison Weir starts with how people lived in the fifteenth century in England, and not with the great families and battles. She writes about people, which makes me love her history so much.

GingerAntics Definitely need to read this. 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics I thought you said you are not a fan of medieval history? It does have a lot of battles, too, and tons of complicated blood lines. I do enjoy that, though :) 6mo
GingerAntics I‘m not a fan of military history. I don‘t like all the battles and macho bs, personally. Military history, to me, is just all the evidence that men haven‘t changed in centuries. I feel like I would understand the history plays more by reading either this one or Dan Jones‘s 6mo
GingerAntics I‘m more interested in the bloodlines than the battles, but it‘s hard to separate those two things. I may need to reread (edited) 6mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Shakespeare‘s Kings looks interesting. I have tried Dan Jones once but I felt after Alison Weir that he was too much of the male oriented history writing, i.e. battles and dates. I like Weir‘s emphasis on personalities and contemporary life and thinking. 6mo
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The Enchanter | Vladimir V. Nabokov
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Nabokov‘s short story is the precursor to Lolita, and its main attraction is to compare and contrast the story‘s evolution with the novel. Lolita‘s main genius is the brilliant use of the English language. This story was written in Russian, and no doubt it is dazzling in its original, however son Dmitri Nabokov‘s translation is overwrought and circumspect, which dampened my enjoyment a lot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
@collegecatlady #newyearwhodis

Gezemice @collegecatlady Thank you for the recommendation! It was very interesting to compare this to Lolita, and I see the similar elements and also how it evolved. I just wish Nabokov had translated it himself. 6mo
collegecatlady I totally see where you‘re coming from about the translation. I love getting a glimpse into a writer‘s process and this did that for me especially well as you mention! 6mo
Gezemice @collegecatlady Yes! It was very interesting to see what elements he kept. Lolita is a lot more nuanced, and I found it also interesting that no one is named in this story, whereas Lolita is so interwoven with the title name, and other names in the novel. This makes it a lot more personal. (edited) 6mo
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Tales of the Tikongs | Epeli Hau'ofa
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A slim collection of short stories about the everyday lives of people on Tiko, a tiny fictional island nation in Polynesia. Written with lots of humor and irony, we get a picture that the islanders are avid Church goers and much less avid workers. Caught between traditional tribal life and foreign aid, most live off cushy government jobs or swindling foreign aid. While short, I struggled, as the stories got repetitive. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice Read for the #bookriot #readharder2019 challenge, own voices book set in Oceania 6mo
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This book starts with such a humble goal yet so far ranging. What we put on our table and how is deeply embedded in our relationship with the Earth.

I have listened to it already but I am diving back in with the Kindle edition and finding quotes.

Hooked_on_books I love this book. I‘ve recommended it to so many people. 6mo
Gezemice @Hooked_on_books I just finished it but I am doing the same! 6mo
Gezemice @mrsmarch Thanks! Will check it out! 6mo
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King Henry IV, Part 1 | William Shakespeare
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Henry IV came to the throne via a rebellion, and now he is dealing with a rebellion himself - a rebellion of his old friends. This setup gives us an interesting dramatic irony, which Shakespeare fully exploits. The other part of the story is the Prince‘s debauchery and thieving with his low friends, among whom Falstaff gives us one of the bard‘s best comic characters. Much witty wordplay ensues, there is lots of fighting and action. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mansplaining ca. 1890.
“The highest [best] type of bosom... is not only placed well upon the chest, but can be best described as of slightly pine-apple form.”

@Weaponxgirl @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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I have started reading Unmentionable for the #nfbuddyread. I also wanted to show off my tulips. It is still cold but if we have tulips, spring could not be far away, right?
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Weaponxgirl

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Beautiful photo and tulips! I want spring so badly, but here it‘s still cold, windy..and generally dismal looking.☹️ 6mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Same here, it sucks! But you can always get some tulips... 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I started it today. It‘s so zany ... and a little depressing. 6mo
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, it certainly takes the romance off the era... 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gezemice For sure. I‘m glad it‘s not all totally new to me. Imagine how disillusioned someone would be ... 6mo
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Sleepless Vol. 1 | Sarah Vaughn
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A great intro to a new series. We have a beautiful heroine of color, the illegitimate daughter of the late king. The new king is her uncle, the new heiress is her cousin. Her life is in danger, but her valiant sleepless knight protects her. There is court intrigue, assassins, knights, tournaments, princesses, beautiful courtly dresses, an amalgam of European and African culture, a hint of romance, magic, gorgeous art. Can‘t wait for more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @hermyknee I finished it and it was fun. Clearly just an intro, we barely scratch the surface of the magical elements and characters, but beautiful and a great setup. This could be a really good series. 7mo
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Sleepless Vol. 1 | Sarah Vaughn
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My library is awesome. When I first tried to put this on hold, they said it is not out yet but they will buy it and hold it for me. And it came! I will be the first to read it!

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

hermyknee This looks really cool - what is it? 7mo
Gezemice @hermyknee It is a new comic series... recommended to me by @Riveted_Reader_Melissa . I will tell you when I read it... I don‘t know what its about, but flipping through it, it looks cool. Fantasy, court, swords and horses, skulls... pretty dresses 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope you enjoy it. And yes, you have the best library ever!!! 7mo
JSW Oooh I loved this and can‘t wait for the second one! 7mo
Gezemice @JSW That‘s another recommendation - I am looking forward to it! 7mo
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In this action-packed final installment, Elend, Vin, Sazed, and the crew struggles to save the world, which is increasingly being ruined by the all too conveniently named Ruin. There are lots of battles, plans, foiled plans, clues, and answers. I especially liked that the clues were coming in an order that I could stay one step ahead figuring them out. The ending was amazing and fitting. Sazed rocks. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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While the mystery was certainly Agatha-worthy, I have figured it out before hand. This is one of the Dame‘s later works, and Miss Marple‘s “old pussy” behavior certainly seems from first-hand experience, just as the constant judgmental attitude about young people and their immoral ways, especially young girls who would go with anyone. There are views blaming girls for being raped or murdered. This is an old and musty Christie. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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550 pages of droll lameness. 200 pages of sheer awesomeness.

The end is amazing. Vin kicks even more major ass, Sazed turns out to be a mighty warrior, and the story is turned upside down again in unexpected ways, setting this up for the last sequel.

But before that? Bumbling Elend, endless, simplistic “political intrigue”, and Vin and Elend both mope about not being good enough for the other. “He is a good man” said 1000 times 🙄. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mistborn Trilogy | Brandon Sanderson
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I have finished the Mistborn trilogy! #scififantasybookclub
These are my (well, my husband‘s) well worn copies. Overall, I adore Sanderson‘s plotting, world building, and the clues he drops that you can put together. Less adorable is the writing, especially dialogue and character development. The characters often mope about and repeat themselves.
But the fights scenes, and the ending of all three books, are masterful. All worth it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⬇️

Gezemice They all start slowly. The first one is the best, especially due to Kelsier, and the first encounter with Allomancy. The second is the weakest - for 500 pages, almost nothing happens - then an amazing 200 pages makes up for it. The last one has lots of action and a stunning conclusion. I have given four stars to all. The plot deserves a five star but the writing is only a three. #bbbbc (edited) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Wow! You certainly flew through these!! 7mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Flying is a little exaggaration. Took me two full weeks! 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Yea, 2 weeks for well over 2,000 pages. That‘s still flying through, those are some pretty big books. 7mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa My husband decided to read them, too, and he reads way faster... I had motivation. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice Are you two going to continue on with the offshoot books? 7mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will not, unless he wants to, but I doubt he will. These wrap-up well and I don‘t see that I want another story in the same world, at least not for a while. I am Sanderson-ed out. (edited) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice I thought that might be the case...I think the rest are set way in the future of that world. 7mo
InLibrisVeritas I am glad you enjoyed them overall! Sanderson does have some issues with characters on occasion. I dont remmeber having issues with it in his later stuff but his early writing its prevalent. 7mo
Gezemice @InLibrisVeritas Thanks! Good to know that he improves later. I was considering reading more but not ready at the moment. 7mo
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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Time-travel, love, the meaning of life, and what could happen if just one minor thing has altered in a time line? I kind of enjoyed the parts where Tom/John discovers love and a functional family, but the rest simply throws us for too many loops. Time loops, navel-gazing, too many causalities and paradoxes, and self-reference loops. The idea would have made a great short story, but at 384 pages it is more like a bloated headache. ⭐️⭐️

HeatherBookNerd I loved that book! 😂 the audiobook is terrific. 7mo
Gezemice @HeatherBookNerd I listened to it. There were parts that I really liked but he went around in too many circles so it never came together for me. 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon I did not like it either. Great idea but I did not enjoy the execution of it. And it felt really sexist to me at times. 7mo
Gezemice @MaleficentBookDragon Yeah, I agree. Good idea, bad execution. And yeah, it was cringeworthy at times. 7mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Mistborn. Knows everything and a badass fighter. Cool, yeah?

I greatly enjoyed the story, the twists, the Allomancy, and the fight scenes. Sanderson is a great action writer. The magic system using different metals is original and highly interesting. However, his characters are one dimensional, his writing is juvenile, and he has a tendency to explain things too many times.

Overall, I both enjoyed it and rolled my eyes often. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

heikemarie My cousin keeps mocking me for not having read this so I guess I should get on it. Thanks for the review! 7mo
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Lylah This one was the best one in the series. I couldn‘t even finish the third. 7mo
Gezemice @Lylah Hmm. I am on the second one and I have noticed that the eye-rolling is more frequent, although I am still interested in the story and the fight scenes. But the amount of characters who just blabber about and supposed to be important is astounding. 7mo
Lylah @Gezemice I feel like he used up his big twist plot device on this one. I REALLY did not like the romance in the second book. 7mo
Gezemice @Lylah Yeah well I am not a big fan of romance to begin with, but this is not romance, this is relationship troubles... yeah, not a fan so far. Thankfully there isn‘t too much of it. I enjoy the fights a lot. 7mo
Laughterhp I‘m kinda struggling to read this. I enjoy it when I‘m reading it, but don‘t really have motivation to pick it up. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
Gezemice @Laughterhp Lol I have the opposite problem, I am compulsively reading but keep shaking my head... eh, I am referring to the second one, the first one had some eye-rolling but overall I enjoyed it. (edited) 7mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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This is the funniest take on the Apocalypse you have ever read. Gaiman and Pratchett are their best, enhanced by each other; the characters are amazingly fun, and don‘t leave tapes in your car unless you really love Queen. And if your son is the Antichrist, Destroyer of Worlds, Lord of Chaos, etc, stay away from Loquacious nuns, book-collecting angels and demons who enjoy fine cousine and wear sunglasses at night. Witches are welcome. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice #ookbookclub #pratchettposse #terrypratchett - The stills from the upcoming show are exciting! They nailed the characters perfectly! (edited) 7mo
madamereadsalot1 Absolutely LOVE this book! 7mo
KathyWheeler I cannot wait for this series to come out! I‘ve read this book twice and listened to it once. I‘ve read that Neil Gaiman announced that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to be voicing Satan. ❤️ 7mo
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Gezemice @madamereadsalot1 It is so good! 7mo
Gezemice @KathyWheeler Me too! I just found that out as I searched for a photo for this post! I love it. He is perfect for Satan. Those eyes... 😈 7mo
GingerAntics I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can - so I can watch you weave then breathe as anti-christ, and I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can - so I can keep you from seeing my snake eyes. 7mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics I had to look that up. I am not sure I really wanted to know lol. I am looking forward to Crowley wearing them though 7mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 I live in a musical in my head. 🤷🏼‍♀️ The most random things make a song pop into my head, and then it‘s not uncommon for my brain to change the words to fit the situation. In fact, I once had quite the online following to post these random song changes. 🤣😂🤣 7mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Ok, so I was going to Google a picture to go with my Good Omens review, and I found this! I am jumping around here (silently). Perfect. He will make the best Satan. Love it! 😍😍😍😍
#ookbookclub @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m going to Have To watch this! 👍 7mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Oh yeah! I am glad to have found this because I did not know the release date. Now I am going to circle it on the calendar! 7mo
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Gezemice @rabbitprincess @Eyelit Fun, isn‘t it 😁 7mo
umbrellagirl Can. Not. Wait. 7mo
GingerAntics It just keeps getting better. IS IT HERE YET?! 7mo
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Freshwater: A Comedy | Virginia Woolf
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Virginia Woolf‘s only play is a comedy performed by and for friends, full of inside jokes, entertaining and based on surprisingly accurate historical facts. The play is about Woolf‘s great-aunt, Julia Cameron, photographer; and her highly intellectual friends, Alfred Tennyson, the poet, and G. F. Watts, the painter. She pokes fun at them. There is a porpoise, a marmoset, and the Queen herself. Woolf‘s friends must have had great fun. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Murder in an English Village | Jessica Ellicott
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This was entertaining enough, but nothing special. I definitely did not suspect the culprit, as the information kept coming slowly. The characters were rather stereotypical, and much of the revelations smacked of melodrama, but I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and it certainly fit that bill. Shout-out to the superb narration by Barbara Rosenblat. She made a believable full cast by herself! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I love the gag that all tapes left in the car longer than a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums. That was the first CD I ever bought! I can sing all of those songs, lol.
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GingerAntics Oh my god I love this part. I want to stick all my music in there and see how it changes over the two weeks. lol 7mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Yeah, right? Altgough it seems this does not work with Spotify. 😉 7mo
GingerAntics I guess because it‘s a tape deck? It has to be a tape, maybe. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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julesG I'm so looking forward to the #OokBOokClub open discussion this week. It's one of my favourite books. Also, I'm looking forward to the series. 7mo
Gezemice @julesG Oh yes, it is so much fun. And me too, waiting for the series! 7mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Yeah... it might have gone out of style. Although if it is anything like my own phone, Siri would start playing Queen no matter what you asked her... 7mo
GingerAntics Maybe now, 30 years later, his car would mess with your phone and make it only play Queen‘s Greatest Hits. 🤣😂🤣 7mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Oh yeah... lol! 😂 7mo
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Twelfth-night: Or, What You Will | William Shakespeare
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This is one of Shakespeare‘s most light-hearted comedies, full of mistaken identities, misdirected love, cross-dressing, drunken revelry and witty word-play. Oh, and poor Malvolio. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
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JSW I love this one!! There‘s a musical version as well, using the music of Duke Ellington, called Play On! It‘s fantastic. 7mo
Lcsmcat Interesting that you find it the most light-hearted. With Malvolio not getting a happy ending I found it darker than some. 7mo
Gezemice @Lcsmcat I guess you are right. I was pretty sorry for Malvolio. But I found it very witty overall. 7mo
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Gezemice @JSW I did not know that! Sounds fantastic, thanks for the heads-up! 7mo
Lcsmcat @Gezemice It is very witty! 7mo
Verity The production in your photo - with Mark Rylance as Olivia is still the best play I‘ve ever seen I think. I love Twelfth Night and it was an amazing production. Just perfect. 7mo
Gezemice @Verity I have not had the fortune of seeing a production, but it clearly jumped out at me as tge way I would imagine it. Thanks for the info! 7mo
Verity @Gezemice there is a dvd of the revival of it... 😉 in all seriousness it works so well because the twins look so alike you really can see how Olivia could have confused them. And Rylance‘s Olivia is a work of art. Moves like she‘s on wheels. (edited) 7mo
Gezemice @Verity What is this production called? 7mo
Verity @Gezemice it‘s this one: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5622262/ The Globe theatre production from 2012. 7mo
Gezemice @Verity Thank you! 7mo
Verity @Gezemice you‘re welcome. Here‘s a clip, but it‘s all Olivia (and her wheels!) and no twins. https://youtu.be/RDPT2e26SgY 7mo
Gezemice @Verity I was searching around but it appears there is no way to rent this. I can only buy the DVD... 🙁 7mo
Gezemice @Verity Stephen Fry as Malvolio! Brilliant! 😂👍 7mo
Gezemice @Verity I have found it in the library and put it on hold! 7mo
Verity @Gezemice can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 7mo
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