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OnlyYoo

OnlyYoo

Joined January 2019

Sometimes I read things. Catch me on good reads for mediocre reviews. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45625299-amanda
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Wednesday tag on a Thursday cuz I‘m lazy 😂
1+2. I would love to grab a beer with either Patrick Rothfuss or George RR Martin and get book recs and talk video games. I also have to know how both of their series ends
3. I don‘t even know. I don‘t believe in judging myself like that lollll

OnlyYoo @DaveGreen7777 thank you for the tag! 5d
DaveGreen7777 @OnlyYoo You‘re very welcome! I love your answers! 😀 5d
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“Then he sat down upon the steps, his heart full of tenderness and resolution, he blessed his love in the depths of his thought, and he said to himself that since Cosette was gone, there was nothing more for him but to die.”

Don‘t mind me. I‘m just eye rolling super hard while gagging at the same time.

Megabooks 😂😂 1w
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Does Amber Heard‘s acting in this remove remind anyone else of Kristin Stewart in Twilight or is it just me?

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The Night Visitor | Lucy Atkins
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Mehso-so

So this book was really weird. Honestly couldn‘t summarize it even if I wanted to. All of the characters were nuts and the ending just wasn‘t satisfying. I don‘t think that everyone is super happy clappy, let‘s sing kumbayah and save the planet. But geez the antagonist‘s reaction was wayyyy over dramatic. Honey, eat a snickers. You‘re not you when you‘re angry

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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Here‘s to hoping it spooks me! Doubt it tho haha I just don‘t get scared 👻

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Mehso-so

Trying to be aesthetic for once and happened to have some crystals handy 😁 overall this book was ehhh. I didn‘t love it and I didn‘t hate it. It follows the women throughout the generations who inherited the craft. Although all the women had different stories, they all seemed incredibly similar. No one story stood out from the other. They all also lack the proper respect for their mamas. Tsk tsk respect yo mama!

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Boy did I have a fun time with this book! Definitely gave me Dexter vibes, so if you like that show check this out. I saw part of the plot twist early on but not enough that I wasn‘t still thrilled at the reveal! Now no more starting new books until after my exam Thursday 😅😂

rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me for David! 4w
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I loved this book so much! It was basically an adult version of UP. It was really cool seeing how differently Ove sees the world and how true to himself he always was. Even though it didn‘t make him the most pleasant person to be around.

suvata Ove is my favorite literary curmudgeon! 2mo
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If you haven‘t read this series yet I definitely recommend listening to it on audible. January LaVoy is the best narrator I‘ve ever listened to in my entire life! Also, the story itself is just so good. It‘s so creepy and so funny all at the same time. Also my ship keeps sinking and then floats a little and sinks again. Makin me sad. But I still love it!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Hey @Meghan1 look what I started! So excited 😊

MelissaSue81 My favorite book! 2mo
OnlyYoo @MelissaSue81 yay! Haha so far I‘m getting UP vibes with the cratchety old man 😂 2mo
MelissaSue81 @OnlyYoo - yeah.. it‘s honestly not that far off of UP! Never really thought of it.. but quite a few parallels! So good though. 2mo
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Not really much to say about this one. The plot wasn‘t really there and it wasn‘t very suspenseful. The parents were also awful

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Should I be studying? Yes... but at least it‘s only 228 pages hahaha 😂

Meghan1 I liked this one. 2mo
OnlyYoo @Meghan1 that‘s good to hear! I‘m only 30 pages in but I like it so far 2mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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3.5⭐️

Man the ending was intense and my heart was ripped out and mended and ripped out again. There‘s some major plot problems though but ughhhh sisterly love!

LiljaPleasant Aaaand I still have to wait for the german edition 😓 2mo
OnlyYoo @LiljaPleasant man that‘s rough. When does it come out? 2mo
LiljaPleasant @OnlyYoo I dunno. No date to find yet... I could read the english one, but I don't think any of my libraries has it 😥 2mo
OnlyYoo @LiljaPleasant aww I‘m sorry! If you liked the series so far I think you‘ll like the ending. So at least you‘ll have something to look forward to? 2mo
LiljaPleasant @OnlyYoo I sure do 😁 I hope it comes out some time this year. The 3rd was out in march 2mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Whoo last one! Please ignore the gross sticky residue 😅

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Mehso-so

Haven‘t posted in awhile. Commuting has been kicking my butt waking up at 5 every morning. And lemme tell you, I am not a morning person... 😅😂 Anyway, this book was alright. I really enjoy the concept and it‘s nice to read a book that focuses more on sisterly bonds than romantic relationships. One grip is that the poisoner power is so outclassed by everyone it‘s not even funny.

ruskigurl16 I agree with your review. Mine feels less like an unpopular opinion now... 2mo
OnlyYoo @ruskigurl16 loll glad we‘re in the same boat 2mo
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A Little Princess My First Classics | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Thank you @DaveGreen7777 for the tag! Because I‘m always late let‘s pretend it‘s still Wednesday!
1. Tagged book. I read my copy until the pages fell out of the book!
2. I enjoyed A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur‘s Court. It was all just so clever 😂
3. I just finished The Chain and it was just SO GOOD!
4. I don‘t usually eat breakfast but I‘ve been looking chocolate donut with sprinkles. Really I like anything with sprinkles haha

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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Back to school today 😭 at least it‘s my last sem and I have a (hopefully) good book

keepingupwiththepenguins I'm really interested in this one - the premise sounds so compelling!! 2mo
OnlyYoo @keepingupwiththepenguins I‘m almost done and I‘m really liking it so far! 2mo
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OnlyYoo @DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn thank you for subscribing!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
DaveGreen7777 I just watched (and liked) your August wrap up, Amanda! You are very charismatic in front of the camera! 😊 2mo
OnlyYoo @DaveGreen7777 aww thank you so much! Haha just made my day 2mo
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wanderinglynn Great wrap-up! 2mo
OnlyYoo @wanderinglynn thank you so much!! 2mo
OnlyYoo @wanderinglynn thank you so much!! 2mo
OnlyYoo @Kerrioke Thank you for subscribing!! ❤️ 2mo
Kerrioke @OnlyYoo No problem! I enjoyed your video and your take on No Exit! I felt the same way about Darby... her choices made sense and I loved that! 2mo
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The Golden Torc | Julian May
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3.5⭐️ The first book to the series was just foundation building and was building to this book. The Golden Torc has a lot more political intrigue and every character is morally grey. I really liked it, but I still have questions. On to book 3!

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1. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. Or really any Brandon Sanderson book within the cosmere universe!
2. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. This is probably my favorite book of all time
3. Let‘s just say I bought another bookshelf yesterday... 😅
4. And the Band Played On. 5⭐️ This book made me cry and I recommend it to everyone!
5. @Megabooks @The_Old_Astronomer

Megabooks Thanks for the tag!! I loved And the Band Played On, too. The HBO adaptation, which is excellent, is on Amazon prime!! 2mo
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The Golden Torc | Julian May
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Whoo next book! And I‘m living for the eighties art haha

bromeliad Aaahhh those pulpy covers are always the best!! 2mo
OnlyYoo @bromeliad right?!?! This is actually my first time reading a book with a cover like this and it‘s so fitting to the story 2mo
bromeliad Haha that's good to hear! I've always shoes away from actually reading them 🤣 2mo
bromeliad *shied wow autocorrect thanks! 2mo
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If you‘re sick of hearing me gush about Julia Quinn... Too bad cuz I‘m gonna gush some more. I‘m so excited to be picking this up and can already tell I‘m going to love Colin and Penelope 😍

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Needful Things | Stephen King
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3.5/5 ⭐️ While not one of my favorite Steven King novels, this definitely isn‘t among my least favorites either. I found myself very immersed in his world and shocked by how scary people became over material items. One complaint I do still have, and this is with King‘s books in general, is why does everything need to be so sexual? And sometimes in contexts that don‘t make sense? Lol

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Needful Things | Stephen King
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Just started Steven King‘s Needful Things and I‘m loving these illustrations ❤️

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This book is one of the most beautiful books I‘ve ever read. I think I‘m going to do a full review on this so stay tuned 😄

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“As he grew up he had found naught around him but hatred. What wonder he should have caught it!” Just a random thought in my head that I wanted to share haha. But I‘ve been drawing a lot of parallels between Erik from The Phantom of the Opera and Quasimodo. Both were born deformed and have experienced human hate from birth. Hugo is right, no wonder they became cruel. It wasn‘t an inherent trait, rather learned behavior

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Hello everyone! I started a book tube channel recently and it would mean a lot to me if you would check it out! :)

https://youtu.be/6su3RTDLhVA

wanderinglynn Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
OnlyYoo @wanderinglynn thank you so much! I‘m very excited 😁 3mo
Nute I love Book-tube! Congratulations! Checking you out today! 3mo
OnlyYoo @Nute thank you so much! I‘m still new but learning 😊 3mo
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Violent Ends | Neal Shusterman, Hannah Moskowitz, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Shaun David Hutchinson, Courtney Summers, Kendare Blake, Beth Revis, Steve Brezenoff, Trish Doller, Blythe Woolston, Delilah S. Dawson, Mindi Scott, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman, Tom Leveen, Margie Gelbwasser, E. M. Kokie, Elisa Nader
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Look what came today!! Can‘t wait to start this 😁

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Dipping my toes into sci-Fi!

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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney

We marry our own reflections; someone who is the opposite of ourselves, but who we see as the same. If he is a monster, then what does that make me?

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Jane Doe: A Novel | Victoria Helen Stone
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This book left me with a really yucky feeling.

The main character is a sociopath who is trying to get revenge for her friend. I was thinking it was kind of going to have Girl With the Dragon Tattoo vibes but it wasn‘t like that at all. I guess I really can‘t relate to the main character and I especially hated the ending of her plan.

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Just finished and I‘ve never needed the next book so badly. I don‘t know if I can wait until 2020!

This might just be my second favorite book of the entire series. I would have said my absolute favorite but I feel like nothing can replace Outlander and where the journey all started.

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My two favorite men at the moment: Jaime Fraser and Tyler from the bachelorette ❤️

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This is my second shot with Ruth Ware and I just don‘t think that‘s she‘s for me. I thought I picked up a thriller but couldn‘t have been less thrilled...

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I felt meh about Ruth Ware‘s book In a Dark Dark Wood, so hopefully I like this one better!

Godpants I disliked Dark Dark so much that I have written off Ware, so I‘m curious to see what you think of this one. 4mo
OnlyYoo @Godpants I‘ll let you know when I‘m through! 😁 4mo
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Wow was this book a ride. I know that the AIDS epidemic happened in the 80s but this book did such a great job of getting me so caught up in the times. I fell in love with these people and cried when they were diagnosed. I recommend this book so much!

TrishB Read this a couple of weeks ago too 😪 4mo
OnlyYoo @TrishB it‘s just so good!! 😭 4mo
TrishB It definitely is 👍🏻 4mo
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Nute I still think about this book which I read many years ago. It‘s an important book. 3mo
OnlyYoo @Nute it really is. It actually made me so mad how political they made science. Disease isn‘t a gay or heterosexual issue. It‘s a human issue and should be addressed as such 3mo
Nute Yes! 3mo
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My dad recommended this to me to explain how terrifying it was to be a doctor during the AIDS epidemic. Patients were dying for unknown reasons and a diagnosis was basically a death sentence

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Attempting my first 24 hour readathon for the Book Junkie Trials!

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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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New day, new book 😊

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Nice day to read outside ☺️

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Super excited to be starting this today!

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“Arteloth, we are courtiers. We have no useful instincts.”
😂 help I‘m crying lolllllllll

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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It was an absolutely beautiful book that talked about Cain and Abel, fate, inherited guilt. I think I need to sit and think about this some more. Maybe for the rest of my life

Godpants One of my favourites of all time 5mo
OnlyYoo @Godpants it was absolutely beautiful. Who were your favorite characters? 5mo
Avidreader25 Such an incredible book! 4mo
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck

“We gather our arms full of guilt as though it were precious stuff. It must be that we want it that way”

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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I just finished the handmaid‘s tale a week or two ago and thought it would be interesting to compare the two. Although pregnancy isn‘t forced in The Farm the same way it is in the Handmaid‘s tale, it was really interesting to see how quickly people are able to make the mental switch at seeing someone as a person and then someone as a living incubator.

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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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Reading this beautiful book. Can‘t wait to see how it compares to one of my favorite musicals of all time ❤️

The_Old_Astronomer ...so how did it compare?? 5mo
OnlyYoo I think that the musical does a better job showing the different dynamics between Erik and Christine and Christine and raoul. But the book does a better job showing what a genius Erik is and how tortured he is by society‘s rejection of him 5mo
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I wanted it to be about empowerment for women and instead I felt that it pitted woman against woman. For my full and scathing review check out my goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2605893963?book_show_action=false

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Trying to get into bullet journaling, but I have such a hard tome being consistent! Haha hopefully with a pretty aesthetic I‘ll be motivated to keep up with it 😁

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Green | Jay Lake
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I could count how many books I‘ve DNFed on one hand, so putting this book down was a real surprise to me. I felt like the book was practically concluded around page 150 which was really weird pacing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m trying to DNF more books that don‘t really book me so I can get to books I‘ll actually enjoy.

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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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On GR I gave this book a 2.5. I just have such conflicting feelings. I really enjoyed the writing style and really getting into the different character‘s heads. I really felt like I was able to understand their different motivations and why they did what they did. With that said, the ending just made me feel super yucky. If that‘s the feeling that the author was going for (which it probably was) then she did a good job. ..