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Makatma

Makatma

Joined May 2016

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Reading a lovely book on a lovely fall day

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Five out of five. While the book takes place in the same town as the Plainsong trilogy, it's a stand alone novel. It's a very fast read, and it's a heartbreaker. The characters are imperfect and true. Everyone over age fifty should read this book.

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Hill often has lines in his books that crack me up. Like father like son, I guess.

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Father and Son | Larry Brown
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Four out of five stars. A southern story of a tangled family in Mississippi and what happens when one of the sons gets out of the pen. The writing is stellar. While not quite Southern Gothic, it comes close. I'll read others by this author. #southernbookaward

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Kept Woman | Karin Slaughter
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Mehso-so

Rating a 3 out of five. This is my second and final Slaughter book. She writes well, tells a good story, and has good twists and turns. My problem is her books are far too graphic for me...and that's saying something because I eat crime thrillers for breakfast.

Christy2318 I read Pretty Girls and won't read more for the same reason. I had nightmares after reading it which is unusual for me: 3y
Simona Njam, njam ...madeleines 😍🤤 3y
Makatma @Christy2318 That's the other one that I read. I guess I wanted to see if her other books were as graphic. Well, I guess the answer is yes. 😳 3y
Makatma @Simona I KNOW!!! 3y
Lyn-Mara She has written some of the most disturbing content I've ever read especially since they all have this element of "this could really happen". Pretty Girls terrified me!!! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Oh my goodness. I laughed until I cried in the chapter where Ove teaches Parvaneh how to drive. I needed that.

britt_brooke I loved this book so much! 💚💚💚 3y
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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Suicide is not the answer. Take Stephen King's advice, and call the number above ( 1 800 273-TALK)if you are feeling hopeless. People do care.

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Last day of vacation with temps below freezing. I should grade those essays. Do laundry. Walk the dogs. Or I could read. 😜

BookishMarginalia Read! Essays can wait. (They don't pay us #teachersofLitsy enough to sacrifice our reading time!) 3y
Melwilk Read! The essays can wait. @BookishMarginalia is absolutely correct! 3y
Makatma @BookishMarginalia and @Melwilk You've convinced me. 😃 3y
Bookworm83 Do we really have to go back tomorrow?? I love my students, but I've been enjoying all this reading time 😩 3y
Makatma @Bookworm83 I'm hoping for a weather-related late start! 3y
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Love Is Love | Phil Jimenez
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-love-is-love-comic-orl.... This is available on Amazon. All $$ goes to benefit victims of Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando last June. As an aside, cousin Dan Schkade has a role in creating one of the included stories.

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A worthy sequel to Mr. Mercedes. Lots of literary references for an English teacher to love. I especially liked "The Rocking Horse Winner" allusions. Only a hint of the supernatural King, but I expect more of that in the third book. In other news, I've been gone from Litsy for months because life got in the way. Hopefully, I'm back! #imback #stephenking #christmasreading

MrBook Great pic 😊👌🏻! 3y
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I was looking through this old cookbook (1955) of my mom's. Two things stood out to me. One, food photography has come a long way. Two, ashtrays on the table during dinner. !! #bookndinner

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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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About three weeks ago I entered a contest on the Litsy Facebook page celebrating 10000 #litsy followers. #penguinrandomhouse drew my name and I won five books! Along with these five books, I had 18 copies of Macbeth arrive today, too. (I will be teaching it this semester.). A good mail day!

DebinHawaii That's awesome! What a fun thing to come home to! 👍😀 3y
Varshitha Those are some amazing books. 3y
quirkyreader This is the best time of year to teach the Scottish play. 🐸🐙 3y
Lyn-Mara What an incredible win! 3y
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Youth Mental Health First Aid for Adults Assisting Young People | Mental Health Association of Maryland, Missouri Department of Mental Health, National Council for Behavioral Health
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Before school training. #teacher

SusanInTiburon Looks like more fun than most of my trainings ... 😀 3y
Makatma @SusanInTiburon It wasn't bad. Better than most. 3y
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Swim the Fly | Don Calame
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Set up my classroom today. This is part of my class library. I love the gutters I nailed up to hold books. Swim the Fly is a popular book...I think I'm on my fourth copy. They keep disappearing.

Alisnazzy The gutter shelves are pure genius!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
AmyS ❤️ your Hyperbole and a Half print! 3y
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Cool tee shirt from a friend. #booknerd

KVanRead ❤️‼️ 3y
Lyn-Mara 😍 3y
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SkippyJon Jones | Judy Schachner
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When my 13 year old was little, she loved the Skippyjon Jones books. They were so fun to read aloud. #Shelfie

LauraBeth I ❤️ed reading those to my now 12 year old - so fun and I still quote it 😀 3y
quirkyreader I love Skippy John Jones. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa OMG! I just read about those books in an unlikely of places, a political book where Michelle Obama was reading them to a classroom of students, accents and all, LOL! You never know where the book coincidences might strike. 😉 3y
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I think I need more of a musical background to really get this book. I tried, though! Photo is of my husband's Grandpa, musician. #augustphotochallenge #augustbookchallenge #bookplusmusic #augustofpages #booksandmusic

KVanRead What an awesome photo, so cool! 3y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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My dog is not as big of an Amy Poehler fan as I am. #augustphotochallenge #augustbookchallenge #augustofbooks #funnybooks

MrBook Lol 😻 3y
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Good Poems for Hard Times | Garrison Keillor
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I ❤️ #poetry. Anthologies, Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson. All of it, although I may prefer modern. #augustphotochallenge #augustbookchallenge

MrBook Nice!!!! 😁👏🏻👍🏻 3y
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This copy is from the 1940's. It was a gift from a boyfriend who knew I read this series as a kid. #augustbookchallenge #usedbook #vintagebook

Sheryl I loved the Cherry Ames books! Along with Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew. :) 3y
Makatma @Sheryl Me, too! And the Bobbsey Twins. 3y
Sheryl @Makatma I forgot about the Bobbsey Twins! I loved them too! :) 3y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4 out of 5 stars. Post-apocalyptic-ish. Doesn't speak well for humanity. Includes pop culture references and generally does them well. Good suspense. Only complaint was I felt like the characterization could have gone deeper.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I'm betting Joe Hill has never actually eaten Spam, because you certainly don't spread it on crackers. #error

BookishFeminist 😂😂 3y
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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This was my first Stephen King book in a decade and a half and I was surprised that it was not horror, but detective fiction. His style still draws the reader in. The suspense and tension can be unbearable at times. All in all, I am glad I returned to King. Plus, you have to love it when an author can subtly bring up previous books in a current one.

TheNextBook This series was so good! I absolutely loved it. The man is amazing. 3y
Melwilk Great book! 3y
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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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This is the first book I stayed up all night reading, way back when I was ten. Do you remember the first time you did this? What was the book? #allnighter

Foragingfantasy I still do this. But I remember reading Nancy Drew and The Boxcar Children wayyyy into the night. I just couldn't sleep with the mystery hanging over my head. 3y
Melwilk One of my great joys as a child was staying up late to read. I still love to do it, but it seems to affect me more the next day now 😂 3y
Varshitha I guess it would be Enid Blyton books and also Harry Potter.. Couldn't get enough of these.. 3y
Tanzy13 ♥️🐴📚 3y
Lyn-Mara I would power through handfuls of Sweet Valley High books every night. I had an obsession with those twins! The series was so discouraging though because there was no way to ever get through it all. They released continuations constantly. I gave it a real try though. 😉 (edited) 3y
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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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I loved King when I was younger, but I stopped reading him for some reason. I decided to dive in again with this one. The intro pulled me right in.

Melwilk This book is good! 3y
QueenAnne This book will make you a fan again 😍 3y
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Not what I expected. It was...less. Ending was unsatisfying.

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"Turns out I just want banana Popsicles dipped in Malibu rum...it means I'm successful in recognizing what the good things in life are for me." This is an eye opener. Success or happiness doesn't have to be fame or money. It's different for everyone.

BookBabe For me, the eye opener is dipping banana Popsicles in Malibu rum! 😉🍹 4y
Makatma @BookBabe Yes! That sounds so good! 4y
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Coloring is calming and the profanity amuses. I need both.

BookishFeminist I need this coloring book in my life! 🖍 4y
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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A parent tries to get a book banned (because it is about Muslims) and it just makes me want to read it and recommend it all the more.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's a great reason in my opinion, and an even better reason why more people should be required to read diverse books. 4y
Varshitha Love this book.. 4y
Melwilk Great book and reason 4y
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Every Fifteen Minutes | Lisa Scottoline
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Reading while my tween watches Victorious. Can y'all read while the tv is on? My husband doesn't understand.

Kshakal I totally read with the tv on!!! 4y
Little_Reader I have to read with background noise most of the time. 4y
BookBabe Thankfully I live in a house where the TV is never on. 😉 @MrBook 4y
MrBook 😎👍🏻 @BookBabe 4y
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My senior English teacher caught me reading Garp instead of what she had assigned. Oops. #1979

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The Alhambra | Washington Irving
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This month's book group pick. Starts as a travelogue. If there isn't a story that shows up soon, it will be a slog.

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In the Woods | Tana French
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This book is written so well that I am reading it more slowly than most mysteries.

Little_Reader I love that you're reading at a bowling alley. 😊 4y
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In the Woods | Tana French
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TBR Tuesday. In the Woods is from the library, so I'll start with that one

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The only C. S. Lewis book I have read, and it was years ago. In spite of this, this is my favorite mug. #tbt

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Summer reading. I've always thought a young Julia Roberts ( Mystic Pizza era) would make a perfect Stephanie Plum. #fourthbookofsummer

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With advance praise like this, who wouldn't want to read this book? #thirdbookofsummer

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Blood Moon | Alexandra Sokoloff
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Second in the series. I didn't like the connection the FBI agent had with the female serial killer. I don't think I'll read the rest of the series. #2ndbookofsummer

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Huntress Moon | Alexandra Sokoloff
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The first in a series about a female serial killer, this book was written well, and it kept my interest. That being said, the ending seemed rushed. I prefer Chelsea Cain's Gretchen Lowell series, but I am about to start the second book in this one, Blood Moon. #firstbookofsummer

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In my classroom library for my transgender students. I try to find books for everyone so they don't feel alone.

Bibliogeekery I look at this book with my gender fluid nephew all the time! 4y
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Lee Child's Jack Reacher books were my summer reading last year. I wonder what it will be this year? #summerreading #jackreacher

EricQiao Read all of these except Tripwire! My favorite Reacher book is Bad Luck and Trouble. 3y
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Go Ask Alice | Anonymous
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Remember when Go Ask Alice was considered nonfiction? This book may be decades old, but I still can't keep a copy in my classroom library for more than a month before someone "borrows" it and never returns it. (Photo of a bracelet made up of banned books). #tbt #bracelet #bannedbooks

quirkyreader This bracelet is brilliant. 4y
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I reread this recently as an adult. It's even more heartbreaking now. Plus, I read the relationship between Anne and her parents in an entirely different way. If you haven't read this since elementary school, I recommend you read it again.