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Paperback.Propensity

Joined February 2017

Equal parts Anne Shirley and Holden Caulfield. http://paperbackpropensity.wordpress.com
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The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
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The Bubble Wrap Boy | Phil Earle
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Found this middle grade book at Dollar Tree. Pretty funny so far.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Mehso-so

I had expectations that were not met. There were just too many parts where he droned on and on about things of little/no importance. Sometimes the prose was lovely. Sometimes it was just too much. There are parts that really hit me. But over all I think the first and last chapter are the best parts. I didn't take much away from it.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Lots of Barbies, and those Playskool dolls that were similar to the Fisher Price dollhouse dolls.

2. I loved to jump rope

3. Muppet Babies/Alvin and the Chipmunks

4. I don't really remember. Maybe Nutty Bars.

5. I loved the pizza

6. I walked kindergarten - first grade, took a bus 2nd -5th.

#YourStory

nu-bibliophile I completely forgot about Alvin and the Chipmunks 🤦‍♀️ I watched those too! 4d
Paperback.Propensity @nu-bibliophile I had a crush on Simon when I was four 😂😂 4d
nu-bibliophile @Paperback.Propensity Simon was my favorite too ☺😁 4d
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I finished this at 5:59AM, yes I did and it was so worth the wait. I love the characters, I love seeing what makes them tick. I love the dream magic, and even when it gets Dark it's thrilling. A lot of characters but I was able to keep up, and everything came together gloriously.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, and Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

2. "In a sage brush wilderness, between Pinedale and Farson." (Lolita)

3. Water

#weekendreads

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Feeling tortured by Part Two, Chapter Two of Lolita. Please. Please no more droning on. I'm having Moby Dick flashbacks.

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Oh Ronan Lynch, I've missed you.

sprainedbrain Only 12 weeks for my library hold. 😂 2w
Paperback.Propensity @sprainedbrain I think it will be worth the wait! 2w
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I GOT IT

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Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints | Cullen Bunn, Tyler Crook
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Time for a binge read! I had to borrow the 3rd one from the library because I can't buy anymore right now. I plan to keep reading the series. I've read the first two before and I loved them. Happy Halloween! 👻🎃

Eyelit I really liked this series. Enjoy! 3w
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Happy Halloween! I'm curling up with the "master of the macabre." How about you?

Mandoul Sounds good, enjoy 😁 3w
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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King (yes, still)

2. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

3. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

#weekendreads

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I found a ticket to Harry Potter in my used copy of Lolita 🤓

EllieDottie This is so cool 😎 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @EllieDottie It is. I'm excited! 1mo
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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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When your cat spills coffee on your book

ReadingSusan 😱😱😱 1mo
Aims42 Ah bummer 😔 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @ReadingSusan 😭 guess it could be worse 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @Aims42 Yeah. At least it is an older book. I would be very very sad if it were brand new. 1mo
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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My used copy of Lolita came in the mail today.
I really like this cover; a lot of editions of Lolita are provocative, but she is just a kid, so though I didn't know what edition I was getting, I really like the cover on this one. They are the legs of a child, that is plainly obvious.

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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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1. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King

2. Zero! I'm behaving myself and trying to read my own books

3. Stop reading. You'll get back to it when you're really ready.

#weekendreads

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Dreamcatcher: A Novel | Stephen King
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My mom gave me her copy of Dreamcatcher and told me how much she liked it. This is going to be my first time reading a Stephen King novel. Here we go!

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Franny and Zooey | J D Salinger
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I wound up really loving Franny and Zooey. All the "goddams" felt really awkward, and the way Zooey spoke to his mother was a little obnoxious, but the book made a really profound point, and I loved the conversation Zooey had with his sister. I also kept picturing it as a play for some reason. Loved it.

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The Monstrumologist | Rick Yancey
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I don't really see this series ever being talked about, and that's a shame because it is really great. Though it is marketed as YA, I don't think it should have been, and maybe that's the problem. The Monstrumologist is a great series full of monster hunting and excellent prose. If you're looking for a good series to read this spooky season, I can't recommend it enough.

quietjenn I love this series so much! 1mo
Paperback.Propensity @quietjenn It's so good! And I think the prose is excellent. I don't read a lot of books like these. 1mo
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Franny and Zooey | J D Salinger
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A shot of whiskey for every time Lane says "goddam."

DrawingSustenance Can I join the game? 1mo
LauraJ I hope you have a lot of whiskey on hand. 1mo
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Franny and Zooey | J D Salinger
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Currently reading

SW-T 😊😊😊 1mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Finally finished Pride and Prejudice, and it was a delight.

sprainedbrain 🥰 2mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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1. Pride and Prejudice

2. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

3. Franny and Zooey

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Picked up these two books at my local Stop n Swap event. There was a table full of loads and loads of books, but given I just got a free book haul last weekend, I behaved myself today.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I wasn't planning to read it, but my best friend was reading it and really wanted me to buddy read with her. I'm glad I did - it is gripping. It was never ever dull and the twist was excellent. Definitely recommend.

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Over the weekend I was on my way somewhere, and it was very hot, so I stopped at a library because I knew they had a drinking fountain and I was very thirsty. Well, to my surprise, there was a table there with free books!
These are the ones I took home.

Bookishthoughts Nice picks! Follow you Home is an interesting and a bit tough read. Hope you enjoy! 2mo
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Don't you just love it when the characters are so real, they become a part of you?
Jacqueline Woodson really excelled with this book. I've only read two of her other books before (the first one when I was in 6th grade), and I think she is amazing.

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway is the best book I have read in a while. I'm blown away. This is why I read!

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Ignored my unread books and checked this out from the library.

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I enjoyed this book about the fictional Beasleys' Traveling Amusments, its workers, and its performers. I felt every story was complete, and gave so much of the essence of each character. I think the author did a good job touching on the themes of redemption, and belonging.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude LP | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Book mail.

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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Mehso-so

I didn't know what to expect with The Last Book Party. It was very atmospheric; every time I read, I was transported right into the book. I also loved how bookish it was Unfortunately I could not connect with the main character. She made such foolish decisions, and as a reader, there just wasn't any payoff. There were *two* plot twist close together, that had no real consequences.

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I bought a used book listed as "in good condition" but I beg to differ.
I certainly don't mind annotations, but if part of a page is missing, how could I read it?

BoleyBooks 😢 I‘ve known this frustration. 3mo
Paperback.Propensity @BoleyBooks So disappointing 3mo
BoleyBooks I wish I owned a copy to send pics of what you are missing. Hugs. 3mo
Paperback.Propensity @BoleyBooks Thank you, that is a very kind thought. I emailed the seller to see if they have another copy by any chance. 3mo
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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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I do not read either thriller, or historical fiction very often. Woman 99 is a good historical thriller. I discovered it from an ad and thought it sounded like something my best friend would read. So we did a buddy read. We agree the main character is not very bright, but that doesn't taint the book too much. The ending was perfect.

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Silksinger | Laini Taylor
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Books I read in July

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The Starlight Claim | Tim Wynne-Jones
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Well paced and suspenseful. Nate is a strong character - skilled, and smart. I enjoyed the unexpected things that came up, and the big secret. Everything a thriller should be.

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The Starlight Claim | Tim Wynne-Jones
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I am having the longest slump ever, but the Starlight Claim IS a good book and I just hit a crazy plot twist!

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Silksinger | Laini Taylor
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Not quite how I've been picturing Slomby all this time.

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The Starlight Claim | Tim Wynne-Jones
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Starting this book!

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Mehso-so

Very slow, and it started out feeling like domestic fiction, only for it to turn out to be something closer to magical realism.
There was also a character in it who didn't need to be there, contributed nothing to the plot. It goes back and forth between past and present, but feeling like it was about two different characters. By the time the two timelines meet up, the book is nearly finished

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Hoping to finish this by tomorrow night.
I won it as an ARC from LibraryThing, and I am not really sure what to say about it, but I have to review it because that's the deal.
It's not a terrible book, I just don't really have much to say about it (so far).

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Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton
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I just finished Ethan Frome, and I honestly did not think I was going to like it much.
But I did. I never once had to push myself to keep going. I'm glad I read it.

Bookwormjillk I liked this one a lot more as an adult than when I was forced to read it in high school 5mo
Paperback.Propensity @Bookwormjillk I don't think I ever read a classic in school that I enjoyed. I think most of them are lost on kids, and it doesn't help that they usually don't give the students a choice. 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Paperback.Propensity yes, agree! I‘m trying to work my way back through them now. 2mo
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I got book mail today. I won Light From Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker through LibraryThing. I'm excited because I loved his other book, The Day the Angels Fell.
And the cover is so pretty

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Chicken Girl | Heather Smith
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Been sick for a while, finally reading again.
Still at the beginning of Chicken Girl, but it's pretty funny. Liking it so far.

SW-T Hope you‘re feeling better 😊 6mo
Paperback.Propensity @SW-T I am, thank you! 6mo
Redwritinghood Glad you‘re feeling better. 6mo
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Pickpick

I don't tend to pick out high fantasy novels for myself (I got Wicked Saints from repping Uppercase) but this was actually really good. I stayed up late last night to finish it, and all I could think was !!!!!!!!
I kind of eyeroll that every YA has a romance, but I've been single for a long time, so when the kiss happened, I fell for it. 😂😂

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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Finally got my #UppercaseBox so I am going to dive right into Wicked Saints.

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Silksinger | Laini Taylor
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This is a good book, but I am not sure I am in the mood for it. At the same time, I don't really like to bail on books, especially ones that have been sitting on my shelf for a long time.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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I'm late, but here is Day 11 #SpringIntoReading - Clouds

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 I need to read this one 7mo
Paperback.Propensity @vkois88 It's really good 7mo
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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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#SpringintoReading day 10 - Siblings.

One of the main characters in this book is one of a set of sextuplets.
And they are not in it a lot, but when they are, I just love their dynamic.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

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Field Notes on Love | Jennifer E. Smith
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I know it's late, but here I am, drinking orange juice.

Day 6 #SpringIntoReading- books and beverage

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 7mo
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