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Nebklvr

Joined June 2016

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Wild Thorns by Sa?ar Khal?fah
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Still not 50% in!

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Oh, Rats! | Tor Seidler
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Mehso-so

A cute middle-grade book which while being a great friendship story seemed to have quite a few “slow” chapters.

julesG Look, @squirrelbrain, they put you on the cover. 😁😜😘 5h
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Fried green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe, same as above, American Pie?

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Pickpick

As an motivational read, this was quite good other than the recap for the last twenty-four minutes. I also personally could have done without the sharky bits which, more than any other part of the book made me doubt the Author‘s sanity (and believe me that‘s saying something).

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Mehso-so

Reading this novel was like drinking champagne laced with the razor blades of Wilde‘s wit. Unfortunately, the champagne goes flat about halfway through.

Paperback.Propensity Aw I've been wanting to read it. 3d
Palimpsest I read the uncensored version, I think last year, and I enjoyed it. @Paperback.Propensity, but that‘s just my humble opinion. 3d
Nebklvr @Paperback.Propensity Definitely give it a go. I don‘t regret it 2d
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Nebklvr @Palimpsest First part was quite good. It just fizzled a bit for me. Still, for a classic ot was a fun read. 10h
Palimpsest @Nebklvr I agree that the first half was the most interesting portion. I love classics for sure. I think part of it is I like Wilde as a person: his aestheticism, wit, and frankness. His play, The Importance of Being Earnest, is quite funny. 8h
Nebklvr @Palimpsest I really enjoyed The Importance of being Earnest!! Probably a case of high expectations. 7h
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Mehso-so

To my shame,i know virtually nothing about the reconstruction period. There was tons of info and rabbit holes to pursue but I chose the wrong format for this book. I needed to take notes which isn‘t easy when you are toodling down the road. It sometimes felt like a scattershot approach to the topic.

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Feeling very intimidated

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Caterpillar Summer | Gillian McDunn
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This book deals with many serious topics but it isn‘t so DARK as some of the middle-grade I have read lately. Definitely a great, heartwarming read.

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Mehso-so

For such a beloved topic, the narrative is quite dry in spots. A look at the bureaucratic beginnings of the Klan.

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#3 for #nonfictionnovember. Hope this goes well. It is huge!

ChasingOm I read this a few years ago — it‘s fascinating! 2w
Nebklvr @ChasingOm Glad to hear it as it looks intimidating 2w
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Mehso-so

Mike and Sam decide to live on the streets of major cities for five months. In that time, they will rely on God to nurture them. What they didn‘t foresee was the indifference and in some cases hostility they would meet.

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Some people travel to say they‘ve been there. Some people travel to BE there. To revel in a place‘s people, culture, and history. Kassabova went to rediscover her homeland but what she didn‘t expect were the claims her homeland would make on her. Beautiful writing.

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Nonfiction November possibilities

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Wild Thorns | Sa?ar Khal?fah
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This is AMAZING so far....

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The first short stories I have liked!! Secrets, isolation, and uncertainty abound in these beautifully told stories.

Anna40 Loved this book! 3w
Anna40 Loved this book. The first story was my favorite! 3w
Nebklvr @Anna40 The first and last were my favorites 3w
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Why Not Tonight | Susan Mallery
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This is my favorite of the series so far. Loved this heroine. Sunny without being silly.

Sace Glass artist? Stacking! 3w
Nebklvr @Sace Lots of different art in this one 3w
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Wildfire | Rodman Philbrick
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t a 5 star read for me as it seemed like every possible thing that could go wrong did and the kids seemed older than said ages; however, it was a good survival tale.

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Another melancholy mystery surrounding the tragedies and losses of WWI. Her writing reminds me so much of Louise Penny‘s Three Pines...

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The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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I could do with less flies and worms. Hope it tones down soon

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Maximum Ride | James Patterson, NaRae Lee
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Mehso-so

This story is the first in a series so perhaps the rather vague plot will get stronger. There were some inconsistencies in the story but at least the characters were interesting.

TrishB My daughter loved this series, but definitely aimed at teenagers I think. 4w
Nebklvr @TrishB Yeah. I have someone in mind to recommend it to. Just not my cup of tea. 4w
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Restart | Gordon Korman
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Have you ever wanted a second chance at life? Chase gets one after a fall from his roof causes amnesia. Unfortunately, everyone else remembers him or at least how he was before. A great story with fabulous characters. It has the heart of a Korman novel but is a bit more serious.

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The narrator uses humor to offset the grinding, unrelenting uncertainty of living as a resident immigrant in France. The characters feel real . There isn‘t much of a plot. It was engaging for a novel where most of the action takes place off the page.

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By Night in Chile | Roberto Bolao
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There is such a quantity of symbolism in this book. I caught some of it; however, those who know more about the history of Chile will definitely catch more.

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I found this as boring and pointless as the first time I read it. Awww, book club. For all of the “Savannah is special” it had no atmosphere at all.

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By Night in Chile | Roberto Bolao
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Went to the used book store today. See any favorites?

gradcat Maxine Hong Kingston...Jeanette Winterson...♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Nebklvr @gradcat yeah!! 1mo
readordierachel I really liked Interpreter of Maladies 👍🏼 1mo
Nebklvr @readordierachel Excellent!! They had a bunch of “new to me” Authors so I grabbed a bunch! 1mo
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Should be reading this for book club. Read it years ago and didn‘t like it. Half-way through

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Mehso-so

If a woman had written this, they would have deemed it melodramatic twaddle and disregarded it entirely. It was ok but not great.

Cinfhen Ha!! Love the blurb 1mo
Nebklvr @Cinfhen It was rather eye-rolly 1mo
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Pickpick

This was recommended to me today by a young man who says it is the BEST! It was pretty funny! I am not sure why the misspelled words are necessary but the rest was enjoyable.

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Mehso-so

Set in Vietnam-era America, this mystery revolves around the military and survivors of the war. There was a mix of Paiute legends but it didn‘t work as well in this book as in the first.

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Stay | Bobbie Pyron
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A sweet book about some homeless girls striving to keep a fellow homeless woman and her dog together while solving the mysteries of the woman‘s past. Hopelessly optimistic about all of the bureaucracies involved but I liked the hope, strength, and moxie of the girls.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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A world on the brink of disaster, four epic love stories, and magic. Definitely a worthy end to the story.

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There is no “right” way to survive, you just do what you can and keep moving and fighting. This is the theme of this book on school shooting survivors. Incredibly important. I wish the editors had been a bit more careful as several things slipped through but it was still an immensely moving and heartbreaking read.

Rachel.Rencher Oh god that books sounds sad. I just had to implement a new shooter lockdown protocol at my school and it's so scary to think of what would happen if it wasn't just a drill. 2mo
Amiable I am glad you mentioned the sloppy editing —I‘ve been wincing when I spot one. It distracts me from the message every time. 1mo
Nebklvr @Amiable drives me crazy but happens all the time 1mo
Nebklvr @Rachel.Rencher It is sad. And I think drills are traumatic too. Crazy making that we havent done much in way of prevention 1mo
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Going to try to start this tonight...😭

Sace Wow. I hope you survive the read. I'm not strong enough for a book like that. 😔 2mo
britt_brooke I‘m so happy to see this book getting attention in media and on Litsy. It‘s such an important read, but understandably difficult to take in. When you get to Heath HS, 1997, that‘s my school. 😔 2mo
Nebklvr @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I have the kleenex box next to me. 2mo
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Nebklvr @britt_brooke Oh my gosh. So sorry. I heard about this book on Pantsuit Politics. One of the cohosts lived through a school shooting. I can‘t imagine worrying about this as a kid. 2mo
Amiable I‘m reading this one right now as well. 😳 2mo
britt_brooke @Nebklvr I‘ve known Sarah Stewart Holland since we were small. 😊 She was one of my classmates. At the time, I was a sophomore and she was a junior. 2mo
Nebklvr @britt_brooke I can‘t imagine the trauma of a shooting or the need to return to a school where I or my classmates once fled to save our lives. I can‘t say I ever believed my country would shrug off the responsibility for its children like it has 2mo
Nebklvr @Amiable First night I had nightmares all night. Last night I read something else right before bed so it wasn‘t the last thing I read. 2mo
britt_brooke @Nebklvr It‘s ridiculous that now, nearly 22 years later, it‘s still happening. 😡😔 It‘s not an experience any child nor parent should ever have. 2mo
Amiable @Nebklvr I went from Garrett Graff‘s oral narratives of 9/11 right into this one. I‘ve been a mess for several weeks now. 2mo
Nebklvr @Amiable Wow! I have The Perfect Storm on the go but it isn‘t as traumatic yet (not very far in). Plus, you kind of expect nature to be ruthless. 2mo
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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A beautifully written, wonderfully moving story of hope and friendship.

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Panpan

This is a book of thirds. The first third of the story was incredibly boring and offputting. The second third was intriguing and actual interest in the well-being of two of the main characters transpired. The third third 😱 went completely off the rails and could have been a good time if I had felt invited along.

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Sweet and fun.

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I am not much for poetry but did like several in this collection.

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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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A chilling tale of a brutal assault and an inept justice system.

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Two monsters, one story. A story of arrogance, stupidity, self-involvement, betrayal, loneliness, and brutality. A great gothic read.

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Panpan

Started out feeling like old-fashioned noir, then planted info about 2016 election to nail down timeline. It felt shallow. Violence, sex, and neanderthals aren‘t what I was looking for but thanks. Also, some of the actions taken by a severely wounded man would be medically impossible.

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Feral Detective | Jonathan Lethem
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I hope this gets better. So far, the tone doesn‘t fit the time. Also, it is trying to be quirky and edgy at the same time and failing.

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Survivor Girl | Erin Teagan
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A great adventure story with strong young characters who learn things don‘t have to be perfect to be ok but they do need to be real.

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The melancholy atmosphere, beautiful writing, and family entanglements are definitely Louise Penny. This mystery was a weaker than her usual mind twisters. Still, once I pick up a Penny, there is no rest until the last word.

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Mehso-so

This is a very longwinded, slightly depressing romance. Magic, matchmaking, and relationship snafus galore.

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Montana 1948: A Novel | Larry Watson
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This is a story of family loyalties and betrayals, the secrets small towns keep, and justice lost. The plot was good but the characters were lacking.

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A couple of high-profile teenagers learn how to work as a team in the Alaskan wilderness to outwit Russian assassins. True friendship and teamwork and a great dose of humor.

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The Last Word | Samantha Hastings
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A historical romance with a light mystery. It does a good job of portraying the class system of England and a lady‘s place in society without bludgeoning one over the head with it. The romance is fantastic...more romance than biology.

Becker More romance than biology - love it 🥰 Well said. 2mo
Nebklvr @Becker As a nurse I don‘t have anything against biology, but it is nice to see an actual depth of emotion and friendship in this young adult novel. 2mo
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