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Ms.Nic

Ms.Nic

Joined March 2018

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Finished the series during my vacation week. When I started Cinder I wanted something lighter, outside my usual read. I ended up really enjoying it and devouring the whole series.

I'd hoped to make it farther through my pile during vacation, but four books of seven isn't bad.
#52booksin52weeks #book39of52

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A surprisingly quick read that never made it to scary. Nevertheless I enjoyed it, moving through the story in two sittings.

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Stocking up for my week vacation.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Still on my #Mainesummer Stephen King kick
A solid read.
Book 31 of 52
#52booksin52weeks

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The Colorado Kid | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite Stephen King tale, but nothing is more appropriate for a Maine summer than Stephen King.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

Yet another good summer read. Nothing complex, but solid.
#book27of52 #52booksin52weeks

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14 | Peter Clines
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I'm behind in posting the books I've been devouring.
I REALLY liked this book. While I find so many plotlines predictable this one was not. I really enjoy this narrator, will definitely be a repeat listen, and, to be honest, I'll probably buy a paper copy as well.
#book26of52 #52booksin52weeks

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Mogworld | Yahtzee Croshaw
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A fast, but enjoyable listen. Between deeper reads this was a nice escape.
#book28of52 #52booksin52weeks

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The World Without Us | Alan Weisman
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The Mrs bought me a book today ❤ I can't wait to dive in.

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Now for a drastic change of pace

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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In the style of my favorite dry humor, funniest book I've read since the Hitchhiker's Guide

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West with the Night | Beryl Markham
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"And still it was gone. Seeing it again could not be living it again. You can always rediscover an old path and wander over it, but the best yo an do then is say, 'Ah, yes, know this turning!' --or remind yourself that, while you remember that unforgettable valley, the valley no longer remembers you."

A book of beautifully captured memories without any unnecessary emotional toil or excess. Of all the snippets this to me rang true.

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The most powerful and engaging book I have read in a long time. I listed to this book via audible as it was a book I wanted to hear in it's own voice, not in mine. I will also be buying a paper copy to read again.

Waiting for book 2 makes 2019 too far away.

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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Mehso-so

Changed it up for the sunny weekend. Nothing says coastal summer like a monster rising from the depths.
Though, as good as the chapters of man vs best were, the portrayal of women (specifically Brody's wife) really wreck the experience.
I generally prefer books over their movies, but in this case the movie took out the right parts.

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Finished one audio book today, immediately on to the next.

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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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It was definitely a change of pace from what I've been reading lately. But it was the perfect choice to read as spring erupts in New England.

The story spread across generations, yet was easy to follow. The reader did excellent at giving life to each narrator.

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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This came in the mail yesterday. Can't wait to start!

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The Regulators | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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There's something about summer in Maine that always leads me to reading some Stephen King.

The Regulators was a solid read. The tone of the book, the various character perspectives reminded me of The Tommyknockers (which while I enjoy does go one forever). The Regulators however, moved along at a good pace, keeping me invested and ended at a clear point.

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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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Instantly engaging. I love her rhythm and tone. And I nyway be a little biased on books about home. #maine

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Red Queen | Christina Henry
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A quick but well done end to the tale. It may have been the narrator as much as the story itself, but I couldn't stop listening.

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Alice | Christina Henry
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So good I listened all weekend. The end was a little anticlimactic, but was still satisfying. I thoroughly enjoyed the very dark retelling of my favorite tale. Onto the second book!

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Burnt Offerings | Robert Marasco
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"The road, more dirt than gravel now, turned to the right, and the house that suddenly burst on them, way in the distance, with the huge shimmering bay beyond, made Marian gasp and cry, "My God"."

kgriffith NOPE. 2y
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Mehso-so

Just finished. Classic and quick, but nothing truly exciting.

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A quick and lighthearted read blending old man story telling with historical figures and events.

RaimeyGallant Loved this one. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
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The Drowned World | J. G. Ballard
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Mehso-so

Started strong, but lost my interest along the way. I kept to it hoping it would improve, but no. Just a so-so read.

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This was the perfect book to dive deep into in a snowstorm.

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"There's the story, then there's the real story, then there's the story of how the story came to be told. Then there's what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too."

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The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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"the Fall of Man was multidimensional. The ancestral primates fell out of the trees; then they fell from vegetarianism into meat-eating. Then they fell from instinct into reason...from simple signals into complex grammar, and thus into humanity; from firelessness into fire; and thence into weaponry; and from seasonal mating into incessant sexual twitching... from a joyous life into the anxious contemplation of the vanished past and distant future"

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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A fantastic read, well preformed as an audiobook. The first book of the MaddAddam series, which gets better with each book. The series as a whole ia a thoughtful and refreshing take on the fall of man and dystopian future. I burned through the three books and was sad to see them end.