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Readaholics

Joined May 2016

I luv the smell of leather bound books & mahogany.
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Turbulence | David Szalay
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This book is a great short read. It‘s like a movie and the reader is the voyeur who gets to jump into a d out of several entwined stories all based on people coming and going from flights. The characters are great and the stories are just interesting and short enough to hook you before you jump into another.

BarbaraBB Loved this one 💕 3w
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Omg this one! We are a country of lazy masses. Lol. No. But seriously, it discusses how class has always divided our country. It rewires how you think about slavery and working class. Trash is just a way to classify a sub group of people who live on the fringe and usually do the jobs no one else wants to do. Trash has evolved over the years from group to group. Such a timely book to read and long one!

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Super excited I made it through play #1. Super fun to see on stage with all the magic and clever theatrics. Also a great story about friendship and family and most of all acceptance. 🧙🏻‍♀️Lol and lots of people in costume representing their Hogwart‘s houses.

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Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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I‘m addicted to these book by Liane Moriarty. They are like guilty beach reads. Great characters, a solid secret and she‘s leads you right up to it. It‘s not fancy, but definitely fun.

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It‘s hard to listen to all the ways women are disadvantaged by default of design. From medical care to bullet proof vests, some things just aren‘t designed for women in mind. The impact on income, status, mortality and more is just startling though. A must read to know the statistical risks we live with every day. fascinating...

Itchyfeetreader This was infuriating but such a great read 3mo
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My Lobotomy: A Memoir | Charles Fleming, Howard Dully
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I couldn‘t put it down. Such a brave story to tell about his torture and abuse at home that led to a lobotomy and later incarceration in mental hospitals. Worst part is...he was never crazy. Fascinating story based right here in my backyard of San Jose. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

sisilia 😱 Sounds scary 3mo
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I‘m working developing a strategy to market voice actions /skills at work. I‘m so lucky to walk into the bookstore and find this gem. The future of conversational computing will blow your mind. 💻

ladym30 Such a sweet face!❤️ 4mo
brit91 Awwww😍🐶 4mo
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I feel like the author and Lizzo should get drinks at a dive bar in Reno. Personal essays are personal! Some people will love them and others not so much. But I ❤️ her raw humor and self effacing commentary. It‘s relatable and honest and comes across as genuine and underneath it all - kind. 👏🏻 hats off to SAM!

wanderinglynn I loved this book. She is a riot! So funny & so honest. 4mo
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I wasn‘t expecting much from this book and was pleasantly surprised. The author does a fantastic job of weaving history, backstory and speculation in a good balanced pace. It‘s basically an investigation into why Harper Lee ( the south‘s #1 author) spent a year following a court case of murder and insurance fraud and then never wrote a book. After extensive research, she didn‘t publish anything. It goes into her Truman Capote friendship as well.

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What a wacky murder mystery! The narrator spends a weekend at a fancy castle with a bunch of characters. He must find out who murdered one of the guests and gets to collect clues until he dies and then starts again in another body. He only has so many “jumps” to unravel the clues. I thought it was clever, a bit long, but a cool idea.

Coleen_Nieto I really enjoyed this one! 4mo
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The Governesses | Anne Serre
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Creepy! It definitely French. It‘s a haunting story of three mysterious governesses and their hypnotic hold over the neighbor, poor men passing by and the family they serve. To be honest it was a bit crazy, but I‘m sure if I had read it in one sitting ( it‘s short) it may have felt different. It‘s very poetic and lyrical and you‘re never quite sure what is going on. Like a creepy short French film.

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Toothpicks in Jell-O! Lol love this story of a lady who gets a job at a a funeral home in Oakland. Here‘s what her colleague is talking about on their way to pick up a body. Lol reminds me of the old journalists I worked with in the newsroom. 👏🏻 💀🤣

Devyn As someone who drove the Bay Bridge regularly, I can confirm that Chris is exactly right hahaha. I‘ve never read Caitlin‘s books but I‘ve watched her YouTube videos, I‘ve gotta add her to my TBR! (edited) 4mo
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Lol - can you say that about death? Yes, thanks to Caitlin you can. I remember a friend of a friend in SF who worked at a mortuary. I was always obsessed with the details when I‘d see her at parties. But this book is both filled with fun facts about death across history and science as well as hilarious. 👏🏻 definitely worth the read.,

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When work tries to be fun be wary of the reason. lol on-site services and free food makes you work longer hours. Silicon Valley strategies.... 💻

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The heart and soul of Silicon Valley is described in this short history by the former editor of The Bold Italic. This quote explains how the country‘s wealt lays hidden in nondescript industrial parks. This is a picture of Apple HQ ( aka the spaceship). My parents live a few blocks away.

Tamra Ouch! 5mo
Readaholics Well I mean, I grew up here, so I like it. 🥰 Don‘t get me wrong. But the book does illustrate how tech companies are evaluated so highly. The money 💰 does come from somewhere. Also, a lot of friends have left because it truly is a town of $16 cocktails and $3.5k monthly rent. It‘s hard to live here without handing over stacks of $100‘s every time you leave ( or even stay in )the house. 4mo
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Follow the money is what they tell all good journalists. The author does so for the tech industry. Showing how it‘s entrenched in subjugating third world countries to poverty and corruption by their high demand for specific minerals/resources. Or hoe the gig economy is slave wages. A quick and easy read into where the money comes from...

Gillyreads Sounds really interesting 5mo
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I don‘t know why I love Ada Limon so much. Her work is amazing yes, but I think I relate to her poetry because it makes sense. Sometimes with poetry, the prose is long and winding thar I can get lost. Is it a poem or just long non-linear prose. With Ada, it‘s short and concise and full of feeling without taking you somewhere you don‘t want to go. check it out.

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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These books are always perfect beach reads. Three couples at BBQ experience a tragedy that affect them all differently. Told from different POV‘s, Liane reveals the mystery slowly and really knows how to develop deep and complex characters. I dig it. 👍🏻❤️🙌🏻

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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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A fox learned to speak human and writes us a letter to let us know what destructive dicks we are.... 🦊 what does the fox say? A lot...❤️

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Smoking Kills | Antoine Laurain
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I loved this book. The narrator is so French and sassy and bitter. Loved him and loved the story. What if a hypnotist made cigarettes unenjoyable. What would you do to get back that thrill? Kill someone? Maybe.... make sure the next time you quit, you really mean it. #smokingkills #murder

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Feels like I‘m cheating just posting this here...lol. Transform your digital life by choosing what tech you need and enhances instead of distracts from living. #digitaldetox #transformation #theshallows

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Halfway through this murder mystery in the highlands. A group of old “friends” head to a cabin in the woods. What could go wrong??? lol everything.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Ok ok, so I know this will be a movie. And I know it‘s pretty predictable, but it was a fun read. She‘s kinda like the female Stephen King, but less sci-fi. She really owns her characters. One caveat - she‘s never been on acid lol obviously - but tries hard. I can dig it.

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Talking to Humans: Success Starts with Understanding Your Customers | Giff Constable, Frank Rimalovski, Tom Fishburne
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🤪 You‘d think it‘d be easy, but it‘s not. #startup #businessbooks #workreading

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Truth! Amanda Lovelace has a way of putting her heart on the page. This third final book of poetry in her series is a nice ending to her feminist modern poetry. 🧜🏼‍♀️❤️🦈❤️👍🏻

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Amanda Lovelace has a simplicity and clarity that jumps off the page. I liked this last installment in her women are magic series. This one is personal and shares her me too story. 🧜🏼‍♀️ 🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏼‍♀️

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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She talks about an abusive relationship and how that parallels the story of The Little Mermaid. GoodReads Poet of the Year doesn‘t disappoint. 🦈 🐸 👸🏼

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the mermaid's voice returns in this one | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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If you liked “the princess saves herself in this one” then you‘ll dig the final installment in the some kind of magic series. This book also has a lot of guest poems from her friends. Lovelace was Good Reads Poet of the Year. 👸🏼❤️👍🏻

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Breakfast club meets murder....when a boy dies in detention there are 4 student suspects. They are the typical jock, stoner, nerd and beauty queen. Each has motive and the opportunity but all swear innocence. The best part is how g#each chapter is told from a different point of view of the Four teens involved. #murder #mystery #highschoolisweird

ChasingOm I read this one yesterday and now I want all the high school thriller mysteries, lol. 8mo
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I Will Find You | Joanna Connors
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This! Omg. Joanna Connors is so brave to tell her story in a way that is both viscerally honest and personally raw. She reveals all the emotion and PTSD of her experience in a way that is very relatable. I can‘t even explain how horrifying and yet necessary this book is for all women to read. It really is amazing.

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Suicide Club: A Novel | Rachel Heng
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“Sometimes it scared her that so much was lost, but she knew it was normal, that most people she knew forgot most of their lives, too.” - when you live forever in this future society, your childhood memories are the only ones that really remain. 😲

BookNAround Look at your sweet smoochie pooch! (edited) 8mo
BethM 💕 8mo
8little_paws Cute pupper 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading ❤️🐶 8mo
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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As with all good murder / suspense / intrigue stories, it really only works with a strong narrator. I like this one... Erin is her own worst enemy and savior. I‘m not gonna lie, this is a salacious beach read. But I enjoyed it. It‘s almost Alfred Hitchcock-ish about being wacky stuff on vacation.

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I am super itching for a road trip with my pups. But one of my favorite authors already wrote it perfectly. John Steinbeck was a badass to take off with his dog Charley.

Caroline2 What a cutie!!! 😍 8mo
tammysue ❤️🐾 8mo
Redwritinghood What a cute pup! 8mo
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Suicide Club: A Novel | Rachel Heng
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This is how I feel after a 16 hr day in corporate and all I want to do is read this awesome book about a future where no one dies and everyone can buy youth, immortality and beauty. Except there‘s (of course) those individuals who want to die... hence the name.

gimlibeesbooks Lolol this is me everyday in my corporate job wanting to go home and read ! 8mo
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Woman in Cabin Ten | Ruth Ware
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Admittedly, I‘ve been binge listening to cheap murder mysteries with female protagonists. But I liked Lo- she had just the right amount of alcoholism, self-doubt and anxiety to be a solid heroine that you could root for in the end. Imagine “Murder on the Nile” meets Norwegian Crystal Cruises. 🛳 🔪🥂

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Buzzfeed‘s brilliance was its ability to tap into the heartbeat of the Internet. From listicles to cute animals, they knew exactly how to make content viral. Kinda amazing.....regardless of whether you like that type of thing. 🐈 🐈 🐈 📺 = 💰💰💰

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Mesmerized. 😳 Having grown up in Silicon Valley and worked in the first online newspapers - I am thoroughly enjoying the stories of NYT, Buzzfeed, WashPo and Vice. Such different models and filled with interesting characters. Man...I miss the news biz...❤️

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Sherlock Holmes partners with a young lady ( his neighbor in Surrey) and together they solve mysteries. I like her strong willed and confident narration and there are great references to his previous cases. The first in the Mary Russell series.

BookHoarder32 I love this series! 8mo
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Ok, ok this is not a complex psychological thriller. It‘s a quick and easy murder mystery with a self-destructive protagonist who drinks too much and has too many one night stands. Lol I dream of a day when our heroine isn‘t a drunk ( girl on the train) or on meds ( girl in cabin 10). Who‘s your fav mystery heroine?

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Wow! What a story! Nadia is part of a religious group persecuted by the Islamic right when they took over parts of Iraq. She was sold into sexual slavery and most of her family killed. But her spirit and resilience really shows through her ordeal and her story helps put a human face on the hypocrisy and terror ISIS generates in Middle East communities. Power + terror is a powerful mix to subjugate communities.

djh On hold at library.🤔 9mo
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I liked how the author humanized the escorts who were killed and dumped off a stretch of coast off Long Island. But it ends without resolution ( in part because the killer has never been found). Overall a quick true crime thriller that highlights the struggles these women endure to make quick cash and how the internet has changed the business.

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Worky, work read. Well written though and easy to listen to on audio book. A great way to test and develop prototypes for your products. From Google peeps of course....🙄 They must have a lot of time to write books because so many of them do....

BookishMarginalia Genius hour? Day? That 20% time that they used to have? 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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A great day to stay in bed and read....Obama‘s memoir is 400 pages! It‘s well written so takes some time to get through.

Bookladylinda Awwwww!! So comfy! 🐾 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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“It‘s a vulnerability that breeds with self-doubt and then is escalated, often deliberately, by fear.” What a great statement by the former First Lady when describing her grade school‘s changes from good to bad due to Chicago‘s suburban white flight.

RachelO Wow. Great quote! 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Loving her voice. Michelle Obama writes with such honesty. It feels like talking to a friend - a smart friend - over coffee. #obama #becoming

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Excited to start this book for my new book club. I hear it‘s amazing and the audio book is even better because she narrates it. #bookclub

Louise Yes! The audiobook is wonderful! After listening to it, I got the book from the library to see the photos. One thing I particularly appreciate is that the Obamas always consider how what they do, say, or write might affect others. In this book, Michelle talks about her own journey in a way that encourages readers in their own paths as well. Such generosity of spirit. 10mo
Dragon I‘m listening to the audiobook and I‘m so impressed with her ability to share her family. 10mo
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I don‘t normally read these types of books, but found this one really interesting. Derek Black was the son of the founder of Stormfront - an infamous white nationalist website. He grew up in the movement, but after going to college and meeting new people, he struggles to changes his views and renounce his entire life‘s beliefs. It shows the struggle is real when your whole family and friendship circle is engrossed in hatred.

Weaponxgirl It makes me so sad for children being bought up in an environment of hatred. I‘m so glad some can get out of these mindsets as it must be so hard. 11mo
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An amazing story about a Anna - a 10-year-old girl who survives the Serbian-Croatian war. She moves to the US after her parents are brutally murdered in front of her. The aftermath of the conflict continues to haunt her throughout her life.

MallenNC I really liked this one too! 11mo
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This story of a girl growing up in war-torn Croatia, watching her parents get shot and trying to piece together a new life in America is haunting. I loved the honesty and raw emotion written into the protagonist by the author. Truly a book everyone should read to understand how the UN/US can‘t stop the horror of war reverberating through a woman‘s life. Very brave.

Jennick2004 😞 11mo
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I‘m blown away by this story of a girl growing up in war torn Croatia and then learning to survive as an orphan displaced in the U.S. The author highlights the long term affects of war on the youngest survivors and the complexity of emotions around the UN and our government in helping resolve the conflict. Very timely today as we continue to debate immigration policies. And frankly, the story of her parents‘ death is heartbreaking and haunting.

BookFreakOut Great review, I picked up a used copy of this ages ago so it's nice to hear it's worth reading. 11mo
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