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Nebklvr

Nebklvr

Joined June 2016

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This was intense. Gritty and not for the faint of heart. The daily dramas and dangers Adelaida faces after the Revolution are many. If you can‘t stand coincidences, this is not for you. The Author expresses her thoughts in beautiful language.

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Lightning in a Mirror | Jayne Ann Krentz
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Mehso-so

Possibly my favorite of this series but that is faint praise as this series is my least favorite

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Bones of Paradise | Jonis Agee
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This was so depressing but it also felt true. The family was a nightmare. Parts of this felt like overreaching. The Author described the landscape well.

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Alone | Megan E. Freeman
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An interesting tale of modern-day survival written in verse. Atmospheric and intense. The ending was quite abrupt as was the reason for the protagonist‘s isolation.

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Once again, Shalvis combines family drama, love, and great characters to make a great romance read. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher.

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Unmasked | Jennifer Blake, Janet Dailey, Elizabeth Gage
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Mehso-so

The first two stories were ok, the third was wretched.

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The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
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Mehso-so

Eh. Fell a little flat. Big foreshadowing

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La hija de la espaola | Karina Sainz Borgo
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I am not quite halfway through. The writing overall seems quite good; however, the narrator is very concerned with how her enemies look rather than the fact that they are violent, armed, and want to kill her. Priorities, maybe? Sorry about photo. As soon as I turn it, I just get a blank screen.

Nebklvr Apparently, it is a greater insult to have your stuff taken by someone who is ugly. Or so says a high schooler I was telling about the book. She says it is a “cultural thing”. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
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There was tons of info so I should have read it in print format. Still a great book. I was amazed by all of the diversity in different fens, swamps, peat fields, etc. The Swamplands have provided sanctuary not only to rare animals and plants but also to people fleeing slavery. Instead of being the wasteland decried by many landowners, it provides safety from flooding, storage of Carbon, and protection from fire.

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Publishable By Death | ACF Bookens
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A cozy murder mystery set in a small town book store. Tons of book recommendations and fun characters…human and otherwise.

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Of a Feather | Dayna Lorentz
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A wounded pair of survivors help each other conquer their fears. I loved the inclusion of a glossary for terms related to falconry.

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Wayward Creatures | Lorentz, Dayna
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A great story about a kid who makes a mistake and then takes responsibility for his actions through a restorative justice program. Very well done! The coyote and opossum characters were great too. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance readers copy. This one will be out soon and I highly recommend it.

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This was great fun. Possibly because I have more than a bit in common with the protagonist. The humor was a little crude. Anxiety was described and dealt with well.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I found this to be highly irritating. From funky numbering of pages to stories within stories, it felt pretentious and overindulgent. I like other series by this Author but this one was a dud.

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Daughter of the Deep | Rick Riordan
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An intense adventure filled with humor and well-placed nods to the novels of Jules Verne.

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Erik Vs. Everything | Christina Uss
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Erik comes from a family of modern-day Vikings who conquer whatever stands in their way, be it cheerleading or noodling. Erik is afraid of everything, even squirrels. This is a very quirky story. I loved the family interactions and the humor. I am just afraid young readers might deem it too silly at the start.

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Burning Bright | Nick Petrie
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Fast-paced action and intrigue with a dash of humor. Looking forward to the next one.

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Just Like That | Gary D. Schmidt
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A wonderful historic fiction set in Vietnam era. Grief, friendship, danger, love, and lots of humor fill the pages. The mystery part was a little convenient but it is one of the loveliest books I have read.

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Mehso-so

A fun and thoughtful Christmas novel.

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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Mehso-so

There are so many characters! They are pulled together somewhat in the end. Reading and friendship and community.

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The Orpheus Plot | Christopher Swiedler
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There are two sides with no love or trust between them. One boy who stands pulled in both directions with loved ones in danger on both sides. Intrigue, danger, and adventure in Space. It felt like the wild west all over again.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an ARC. This is a well-written, old school murder mystery with a neurodivergent protagonist. The author tipped her hand a bit too far at the end but it was still a good story. If you loved Matlock, Perry Mason, Columbo, or Agatha Christie, this book is for you.

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Imaginary | Lee Bacon
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A sweet, melancholy story of grief and changing friendships.

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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A book of family betrayals, love, tenderness, and forgiveness. The story bounced along much as memories do…dwelling first on this memory from age 5 and that one from age 16. It was beautifully wrought picture of a family in all its glories and shame.

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I recently participated in a behavior modification class. The ideas put forth by Mr Clear sound like they would fit neatly into the same framework of change.

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Willodeen | Katherine Applegate
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I was concerned when i started this book. Imaginative animals were dropped into the story with little explanation and a traumatic event rocks the life of the protagonist before we have a chance to feel at home in this strange new world. This short story wastes no time in frills. Community endangerment and strength, ecology, scientific method and conservation. Friendship and bravery. It is all in here and it works.

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What Comes Next | Rob Buyea
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A touch of magic. Thea‘s best friend, Charlie was killed. The family seemed angelic. The counselors inept.

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Panpan

There doesn‘t seem to be a point to this story

Cathythoughts Crazy cover 👍🏻 1mo
Nebklvr @Cathythoughts Cool illustrations throughout. 1mo
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This book covers so much history: the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, spies, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. It is well written and engaging but covers a bit too much.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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An atmospheric tale of knights, a dragon, and a strange mist which impairs memories. At times, this story felt bogged down while at other times the pace was frenetic. A tale of melancholy. I would have preferred a different ending.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I doubt the Saxons thought their fence looked like pencils.

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Mehso-so

I wish the second half of this book had been first. The second half was Garland Blaine‘s childhood and about the culture. The first part was about so many different peoples and places, it didn‘t feel anchored. It would have been much more interesting to read after the more intimate stories of Mr Blaine. It would have been easier to place people. Still quite interesting. Late #Indigathon2021 late #NonfictionNovember21

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Daughters for a Time | Jennifer Handford
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Mehso-so

Tragic tale of love, grief, and sisterhood.

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This is very academic. It is going to be slow going.

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Pemmican Wars | Katherena Vermette
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Mehso-so

Gorgeous illustrations. Not enough words for me but I am new to the graphic novel realm. I liked the historical bits. #IndigAthon21

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The Standing Rock Sioux‘s peaceful demonstration against the ETP and Dakota Access Pipeline, the machinations of private security company, TigerSwan, and the militarization of the police force are subjects discussed in depth. The focus, though, is on four women who led the campaign against pipelines. If you are interested in Social and Environmental justice…this is for you. #NonfictionNovember21

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Working on a bit of very depressing nonfiction.

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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Mehso-so

I may need to read this again. The subtext went right over my head. Gritty, violent, and strange with dark humor. I will never be able to forget the otters. #Indigathon

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Magic's Most Wanted | Tyler Whitesides
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This book was great fun with just the right amount of danger and adventure.

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Mehso-so

Informative.

4thhouseontheleft Prochaska! Have you read his original book, Changing for Good? I used to use his methods often with my case management clients. 2mo
Nebklvr @4thhouseontheleft I haven‘t. I read this one for a Behavior Modification class. Learned alot so far. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft @Nebklvr I first read Prochaska in a Psych class. It‘s come in handy over the years! 2mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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This was so much. The characters were over the top but I loved it anyways. I actually found some of it to be darkly funny.

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Mehso-so

A mysterious dresser, a different world…. Perhaps it is because it was set in this world that I didn‘t find it magical or enthralling.

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Weird Kid | Greg van Eekhout
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Mehso-so

Short middle-grade scifi. It tries too hard to be funny and for the most part fails. Great premise but a little bit of a slog in places.

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A beautiful combination of culture, family issues, and tradition. A wonderful story. #Indigathon

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Half-Resurrection Blues | Daniel Jos Older
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Mehso-so

Hmmm… More gory than I expected. A complete job of world-building and singular characters.

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I was worried this would be too meta for me but it was a fun mystery. Contemporary Sherlockian detective and proud, slightly mystified writer.

EvieBee I really like this series. It‘s weird but good lol! 2mo
Nebklvr @EvieBee I have never read any of his adult fiction but this was great! Felt like a throwback to Doyle and Christie. 2mo
EvieBee I read all three of the books in this series in about a month and because I miss them, I started watching Foyle‘s War lol! 2mo
Nebklvr @EvieBee I didn‘t know that was real! I will have to check it out. 2mo
Magpiegem I love these books but I have a thing for meta-fiction 2mo
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The In-Between | Rebecca K.S. Ansari
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Tragedy looms for siblings Jess and Cooper and their new friend, Gus, if they don‘t find the answer to a decades old mystery. The plotting and characters are great! Fabulous suspense and heart-wrenching family moments. The perfect spooky fantasy for a chilly autumn evening.

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Scared Stiff | Annelise Ryan
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I almost dnf‘d this a few times because the baudy humor was so over the top. The second half was better but i have some issues with the ending. My mother loved it so….to each their own.

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Nellie vs Elizabeth! Both made the trip around the world in under 80 days. One of the very few things they had in common. If you have a young adventurer in your life, this would be a great gift! Thanks to the publisher and edelweiss for an advance review copy.

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The City of Mist: Stories | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Oh, sadness. The beauty and mystery of Barcelona. The wistful ghosts, cold assassins, wandering writers, and mournful lovers will never find stories to inhabit like those of Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I will never again wait with bated breath for his latest gothic invention. This last collection of stories will be published in November. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for a digital review copy. May you rest in peace, Senor Zafon. And thank you.

BookwormM I have loved all his books so sad 😭 3mo
Nebklvr @BookwormM I haven‘t read all of his young adult novels so I think I may have one of those left. 3mo
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