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Literaturenut

Literaturenut

Joined September 2016

Feminist. Cookbook enthusiast. Hufflepuff. Technical writer. Bibliowhore: squirreler of books.
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Mehso-so

Eh, this book was a tease. And kinda icky at times, but not in a hot way.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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This has been on my TBR for decades and I‘m so glad I finally got around to it. It was absolutely delightful.

ElizaMarie I loved this book! Have you seen the show it was on Amazon Prime and super super good :) 1mo
Literaturenut @ElizaMarie not yet! I wanted to read the book first. 1mo
ElizaMarie You will love it when you do! 1mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This is always delightful. I forgot how much I absolutely adore this book.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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This was an excellent follow up. Everything I wanted it to be.

Moonprismpower just checked this book out from the library. I read the first so many years ago and I really liked the movie with Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway and Natasha Richardson. The ending is slightly different than the book but the tv show has veered from the book too since it has gone beyond the timeframe of the book. But I try to see all as separate entities. Have you seen the movie or series? 3w
Literaturenut @Moonprismpower I watched a few episodes of the series, but never got back to it and I haven‘t seen the movie, so I don‘t know if this ties it together any. 3w
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Reread to prepare for The Testaments. It was still so relevant.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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This did not age well. I loved this book when I was younger. And the only reason that I gave it four stars instead of 3 was because Jane is such an amazing heroine. But the men in this book are terrible.

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This is one of my new favorite #classics

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Excellent! Now it‘s time to reread the Parasol Protectorate.

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Waistcoats & Weaponry | Gail Carriger
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Gail Carriger creates a delightful world with characters that I adore.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Excellent! So compelling and disturbing. I can‘t believe it took me so long to read King.

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Competence | Gail Carriger
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I‘ve been on a Gail Carriger kick lately. I do enjoy her books so much.

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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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Oops, I loved the first book so much that in my eagerness to start the second, I forgot to post it. This was so much fun.

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Curtsies & Conspiracies | Gail Carriger
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I am finding the Finishing School series absolutely delightful. It reminds me why I love Gail Carriger so much.

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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This book should be required reading in our schools. It is an important perspective that every person should read. #audiobook #45of65

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I‘ve gotten a little behind on posting my books. I‘ve also abandoned all reading challenges because life is too short and my TBR is too long.

This book was a lot. But it was also excellent. It‘s the first King I‘ve read and now I want to read more.

#audiobook #44of65

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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This was a good middle grade book. It provided a good picture into what life is like for a girl in a Muslim country, but ended with an optimistic sense of agency.

#Booked2019 #DiverseMiddleGrade #PopSugarReadingChallenge #TwoWordTitle #42of65 #audiobook

4thhouseontheleft My daughter and I read this together over winter break, we both really liked it. We went out to a Pakistani restaurant afterwards which is now in our rotation of favorite places to eat! 5mo
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Headscarves and Hymens | Mona Eltahawy
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4thhouseontheleft That‘s a great title! 5mo
Cinfhen Totally agree @4thhouseontheleft and glad to hear it‘s a good read!! 5mo
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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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#JulyTBR

A friend gifted me Their Eyes Were Watching God and I‘ve been waiting read it for a while. I‘m most looking forward to it.

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I didn‘t get to everything I wanted to read last month. But I did get to squeeze in a Dresden File book.

#June2019 #JuneWrapup #MonthlyWrapup #JuneReads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 💖📖💖 5mo
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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#Libby hold came in today. #CurrentlyListening

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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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Finished Litsy Season Challenge for spring:

7. NIGHT-ORIENTED TITLE
8. CLI-FI
9. INDIGENOUS AUTHOR
10. FEATURES A MUSICIAN
11. SOCIAL MEDIA FOCUS
12. FOOD OR BEVERAGE ON COVER

The Marrow Thieves was my favorite. Very interesting and well developed story. #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 👊🏻♥️📚 6mo
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Headscarves and Hymens | Mona Eltahawy
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This was #justforfun and I loved it! #40of65

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I‘ve been wanting to get back to this series for a while! #currentlylistening

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Ripper | Isabel Allende
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Panpan

This was not good. It was so homophobic, transphobic, and misogynistic. It reads like it was written 10 years before it was. On top of that it‘s full of plot holes and boring tropes.

#SocialMediaFocus #Booked2019 #29of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen Wow! How disappointing 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on getting through a book worth panning! 👊🏻♥️📚 6mo
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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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An engaging story with complex characters. Baszile created empathy and understanding for unlikable characters.

#SugarInTheTitle #PopSugarReadingChallenge #38of65 #audiobook

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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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So far I am enjoying this so much more than my first pick for #SugarInTheTitle prompt #CurrentlyListening #audiobook #Libby

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This was very good. Overall it was a good memoir of a punk who also is trans.

#FeaturesAMuscian #BooksForAllies #Booked2019 #WrittenByAMuscian #PopSugarReadingChallenge #36of65 #audiobook

MelissaSue81 I love her band, and thought this book was fantastic. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Way to double up your challenges! 👊🏻 6mo
Cinfhen Nice choice ✅ 6mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Bailedbailed

15 minutes into this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t often abandoned books. But this one is not for me.

Crazeedi Lately I've been bailing more for some reason... 6mo
gradcat Wow! Well, that was quick! And why not—life‘s too short! 😂 6mo
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Dawn | Octavia E. Butler
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I‘d seen someone say somewhere that they didn‘t care for this book and was prepared to dislike it. So I was even more pleased when I absolutely loved it. I can‘t wait to read the next in the series. Butler‘s Tale is fascinating and the characters are rich and complex.

#SetInSpace #PopSugarReadingChallenge #36of65 #audiobook

tammysue Sounds good to me - stacking! ;) 6mo
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I‘m so excited to read Tranny. It‘s been on my TBR for a while now. #JuneTBR

ShyBookOwl Dawn is one if my favourite books. It was my first sci fi too! 6mo
JackOBotts Looking forward to reading your thoughts about 6mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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I didn‘t read as much as I hoped to in May. Hopefully I can catch up in June.

The Marrow Thieves was a clear standout. While the New Jim Crow should be required reading, I absolutely adored The Marrow Thieves. Honorable mention also goes to The Power.

#May2019 #MayWrapup #MayReads #monthlywrapup

PurpleyPumpkin Great reading month!👍🏽 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 💖📚💖 6mo
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Dawn | Octavia E. Butler
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I‘m behind on my TBR for May. I might not be able to finish this today, but I‘m going to hopefully get a least a good chunk of it done! #CurrentlyListening

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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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Overall I enjoyed the story. It is well written. But I found the portrayal of Lily‘s abusive father problematic.

#FoodOnCover #Booked2019 #OneMillionGoodreadsRatings #PopSugarReadingChallenge #35of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen I remember liking this book but I don‘t remember the father 🤪 7mo
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The Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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What better way to spend this holiday than with a good book. #audible #currentlylistening

allureofbeauty I really enjoyed that book. 7mo
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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This was a compelling story with a nice mix of mythology and romance

#AstrologyTermInTitle #PopSugarReadingChallenge #34of65 #audiobook

bookandbedandtea I've owned this book for years but keep forgetting about it. It sounds really good so I'm making a note to actually read it! 7mo
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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Starting the new week with a new book! #currentlylistening

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This was excellent. The story itself was compelling. But the way Alderman flipped societal gender rolls on this head was incredibly interesting.

#MCWithASuperPower #PopSugarReadingChallenge #32of65 #audiobook

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Spending the afternoon cooking and listening to this childhood favorite. #currentlylistening

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Spent Mother‘s Day planting our first vegetable garden.

hgrimes I love the stone bed! Was it hard to do? 7mo
Literaturenut @hgrimes My husband built it for me. He used to do landscaping. I don‘t know that it was hard, but there is some skill to it. You have to measure and trench it and then level each stone and hammer it in place. (edited) 7mo
Crazeedi Very nice!! 7mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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This #Libby hold came in a month early. Woohoo! #currentlylistening

DebinHawaii I really enjoyed this one! 📚👍 7mo
ButtBarn Libby is great!! 5mo
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The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline
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This book was so moving and powerful. There wasn‘t a single piece of it that I didn‘t love. Dimaline‘s writing is beautiful and the story was so gripping.

#IndigenousAuthor #Booked2019 #31of65 #audiobook

Cinfhen This one sounds great 👍🏻 I see I‘ve previously stacked, so thanks for putting it back on my radar 😊 7mo
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This book should be required reading for all Americans. There were so many things I knew, but to have the pieces all connected was a profoundly eye opening read.

#BooksForAllies #InspiredACommonPhrase #PopSugarReadingChallenge #30of65 #audiobook

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Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression | Jana Evans Braziel, Kathleen LeBesco
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Sunday brunch and a book

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I‘m only about a tenth of the way into this book and it is so mind blowing. #currentlylistening

Samplergal Mandatory reading. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way when I read it, and I still think about it and reference it often! 7mo
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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor and Park was a touching story about first love. #LocalAuthor #29of65 #audiobook

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor and Park was a touching story about first love. #LocalAuthor #29of65 #audiobook

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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Nessavamusic ❤️this book! 7mo
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