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JohnnyTV2

JohnnyTV2

Joined July 2016

Trying to get back in to books! Tracking everything read since 2015, when I first jumped back in.
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Not much can be added that hasn‘t already been said about the horrors of the Holocaust. This is a great read that gives a fascinating and unique perspective. A Jewish doctor and assistant to Josef Mengele gives his eye witness account. A wonderfully written and heart breaking story of a man‘s fight to survive.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘ve been getting into novellas this year and have lucked out so far. Binti was a great book the mixed themes of culture, futuristic sci-fi, and war in a super interesting way! Okorafor manages to pack a fascinating and well fleshed out universe into a compact 90 pages. Very excited to read the sequel!

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Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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I remember reading this for school in 6th grade and found my sister‘s old copy while digging through books. It was quite nostalgic, but also a really solid coming of age survival story! A very quick read, so I think I‘m going to check out the rest of the series!

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Mehso-so

Snyder has a lot of solid advice for you if your goal is to sell a script in Hollywood, but the book felt a bit bogged down with stories about himself and his “illustrious” career. I learned a lot, but he‘s a bit too “white guy trapped in classical Hollywood” for my taste.

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The Norse Myths | Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Great introduction to my favourite mythology! Crossley-Holland includes notes explaining his translation and how he chose sources and compiled the collection. Great for newcomers to the Norse Myths and religious studies/classics geeks alike!

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Consider Phlebas was very different than anything I've read before. It was a fascinating look at a war between a futuristic utopia and a planet of warrior zealots. I really enjoyed it, and hope to read more Culture novels in the future!