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KCofKaysville

KCofKaysville

Joined February 2021

I'm into history, German, hiking, film, art, some poets ... In SLC now. See- https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9109795-keith Library at C. Coll.
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I started this one that I found in the Salt Lake City Public Library downtown. Could not resist it.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Amazing little fantasy that blends legacy of slavery and KKK after WW1 with hate-devouring monsters. Would make a great graphic novel or a movie.

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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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Some of it is quite spooky

SamAnne Loved this book!
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Ring Shout | P Djeli Clark
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I am starting this one now.

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The Jungle Books | Rudyard Kipling
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More adult level than I thought. Mowgli is like a Tarzan with the wolves and Kaa is a friend. Some stories are in a different place completely with different characters. Mostly good reading. Not like Disney at all.

mabell I think I prefer the Disney version 😆 1w
KCofKaysville @mabell There's room for both! 1w
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The Jungle Books | Rudyard Kipling
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I am starting these stories by Kipling which I have put off reading for years !

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Young Chinese-American likes Japanese-American girl in start of WW2 Seattle and also alternates with his 1986 life. The romantic in me liked this. Somewhat like Snow Falling on Cedars.

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I am starting this one now. Looks fun.

RamsFan1963 So so great!! 4w
KCofKaysville @RamsFan1963 That's good to know! 4w
RamsFan1963 Heroes and Troy are also excellent, but Mythos is my favorite since it deals primarily with the Gods 4w
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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Mostly very readable and also very sad for the constant poverty and a father who spends it all on drink. Parts are nice and there is humor, but it gets a bit raunchy in the end. Irish might appreciate it the most.

KCofKaysville Found out that the author made up some things. Not quite as poor etc. 4w
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I am giving this one a try also.

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Great detailed hour-by-hour account of world events surrounding Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Took me quite a while to gradually read but worth it.

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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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I am starting another older one I should have read long ago. My youngest sister told me a lot about it.

Elizabeth2 So good! Enjoy! ❤️📚 1mo
bibliothecarivs Been meaning to read this for ages. 1mo
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jlhammar I loved this one! Fantastic memoir. 1mo
stevesbookstuf1 I started to read this ages ago and dropped it about half way through. I think it was just too depressing for me at the time. Willing to give it another go at some point. 1mo
bthegood This is on my TBR - hope you enjoy it 🙂 1mo
KCofKaysville @bthegood Pretty sad so far but good reading. 1mo
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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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Interesting little book speculating about nature of time and if it was different. Very poetic. Should have read it more quickly. Best in one sitting. Einstein's young life is central to it.

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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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I'm starting a book I've been meaning to read for a long time. It's from the 90's!

these_dreams So satisfying to knock oldies off the TBR list! 2mo
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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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Good story of various Nigerians and a guy from Ghana involved with extraterrestrials who come to bring good changes to Lagos but a lot of chaos happens first. This is my second from the author.

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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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Starting this one which is at my Library.

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Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Long but enjoyable story of two fantastic creatures getting together in 1899 NYC.
Has clever plotting and interesting characters. I enjoyed it. Helene Wecker has a sequel that just came out.

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Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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I'm starting this one I've had my eye on for a while. Found a copy at a Free Little Library which are plentiful in my area.

Cheshirecat913 I adored it, hope you like it too! 2mo
KCofKaysville @Cheshirecat913 Thanks! Seems good at the start. 2mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt This book was really good. I loved it. 2mo
KCofKaysville I'm going slow on this but I like it (about a third of the way in). 2mo
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Interesting account of a Polish born Jewish woman who ran a French bookstore in Berlin but had to leave for France as the Nazis took over. She tells of the great relief of escaping deportation to the camps. Some great friends helped her. We see both good people and those who are racists.

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Mostly quite good poetry. Some like the inauguration poem are great, but others not so much. She's good with wordplay. Pandemic, valuing people, environment, etc. are her themes. I'm not an expert though, but I know what I like. She is quite unique.

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I'm starting this one that I found at the Salt Lake City main library. I'm fascinated with Berlin before and after the Nazis.

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I'm going to read this now. I know I'm always a little late on bestsellers! Trying to get into poetry more.

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Really interesting to me since I always wondered how “Opie“ became a director of good films. I was not as much a fan of Clint's work and did not realize he had a really bad alcohol / drug addiction before he got it under control. The family they grew up in was very close and supported each other and down-to-earth. Ron did not have the problems of other child actors who grew up. This is a fun read for a film buff and lover of biographies.

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I am about 50 pages in and I am really enjoying it. I grew up with them and it's nice getting their stories.

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Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson
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Touching story of a young orphan girl homesteading in 1918 era East Montana with many hardships. True loving friends and "patriots" who are anti-German (as is one friend of hers). Based on author's ancestor.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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It was very clever about the end of the world and the Antichrist being misplaced, etc., but I had a hard time getting into it. I think I would have liked it better 20 years ago or so, when I was more in a mood for it. I'm not quite as much into fantasy / humor now. Series on TV may be good though. I still recommend it for those who like early Neil Gaiman and basic Pratchett.

KathyWheeler The tv series was great. 3mo
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Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson
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This looks good to me. I am starting it now.

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Really good stories of Geralt the Witcher or monster killer in a magical world. I haven't played the video game or seen the series, but it is good reading if you like swords & sorcery.

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Started this which is on Netflix now but I haven't seen it. A coworker was reading it.

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Really enjoyable growing-up memories of a boy on a Colorado ranch in early 1900's. Kind of a Little House type of book for boys. He learns important life lessons.

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I've been slowly reading this one at odd times. I picked it up at Weller's Bookworks store at Trolley Square in SLC last Winter or Fall. I'm about 1/4 of the way in. A good War history.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Well-written fictionai retelling of a little~known German sea disaster at the end of WW2 when many were fleeing the Russian soldiers. Told through 4 characters who interacted. I learned new things.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I'm also starting this book. Stopped by a local library and they did not have available
a Jemisin book I wanted so I picked up this one. I like Pratchett and Gaiman so it might be good. Did not see any of the series.

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I've started reading this one that I found at a thrift store. I remember that my 6th grade teacher read it to my class, but I don't remember the details. Looks good.

bibliothecarivs This one is still amazingly popular at my library. 4mo
KCofKaysville @bibliothecarivs I'm liking it so far, about a 1/4 into it. Looks like there are sequels too.
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Making Movies | Sidney Lumet
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OK account of the nuts and bolts of moviemaking by Lumet. Sometimes he goes on a little long about his grievances with the process like too much producer control, etc. It is a really big team effort and sometimes results are great.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I've started reading this World War 2 historical fiction that seems very compelling already. I found it at a local Little Free Library.

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Excellent collection of true accounts of young hobos during the Depression of the 30's catching trains and hoping to get work. Some were out for adventure but most were desperate.

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Making Movies | Sidney Lumet
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I've started reading a filmmaking memoir by Lumet, a great director, who died in 2011. He did the Verdict with Paul Newman, which is a great comeback story about a lawyer who had sunk pretty low.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Interesting book on what libraries do built around the tragic fire at L.A. Public Library in 1986. Has a lot of history and bios. of people in Calif. who started the library in So. Calif. Could have been a little shorter but very enjoyable.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Poignant part after mentioning her Mom's dementia.

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I am starting this Great Depression hobo account, which I have owned for a couple of years since getting it at a thift store (Deseret Industries in Utah, great places to find old books). I'm interested in this era in U.S. History.

bibliothecarivs Do you have a favourite DI location for books? I have made great discoveries at Logan and Murray. #litsyutah 5mo
KCofKaysville @bibliothecarivs Murray is a favorite but I like Layton too! 5mo
bibliothecarivs @KCofKaysville I'll have to check it out sometime. Thanks! 5mo
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The House of Rust: A Novel | Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
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I liked the first half pretty well but then it kind of meandered. I wanted to like it more than I did but had a hard time finishing it. Still very creative.

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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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Not for all. Almost so-so. Kind of crazy dystopian cyberspace tale with ancient myths that became Snow Crash virus. Loved the two young characters: Hiro a hacker and delivery guy and a skateboarding girl. It was a little too long.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean

I'm also going to read this one. I've heard good things about it. I think it's about the LA Public Library and other things. As a librarian I feel obligated ! 😉

StaceGhost I loved this book! I want to go to LA just to see the library 5mo
Leftcoastzen I thought it was a great read ! 5mo
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The House of Rust: A Novel | Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
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I'm going to try this magic realism novel I picked up at a Free Little Library in the area. I am not always into this type but I'll see how it goes. I will find out something about the Hadrami culture looks like.

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Kind of interesting but he has quite a potty mouth! Makes you feel like you can understand what crazy people many people in the restaurant biz are. I'm always interested in the world as seen by other people--biographies are my main book category. I'm not a foodie but this book makes me want to try some foods that I never have. I did work briefly as a busboy at 18 and so I relate a little.

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I'll be done with this by today, just a few pages left. Lots of detail, but I prefer the other color book I've read recently. Still worthwhile.

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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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I've started reading this one which I've meant to read for a long time. Reviews I have seen are kind of mixed though!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Very different sort of novel. About a black family and a road trip to pick up a father from prison. Has a couple of ghosts as characters and tragedies of the present and past. Poetic writing and kind of a dark story. I'll try to read more by the author.

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Started reading this biography found at a Little Free Library. I know he passed away recently and there's a controversy about his girlfriend. I can't resist a good biography.

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