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SMH86

SMH86

Joined April 2017

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Finally back in a book and one waiting on the shelve for some time. I really did enjoy this book although nothing in particular, and even most of the trial seemed very extreme. Any case, it was a good read and now I can watch the movie version.

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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So good. Quick airplane read, although not my favorite place to get little teary-eyed. Related with with this author and story from everything to H mart shaping centers, Seoul, geography of the book, sense if place, parental death, generational significants more than the word, 'millennial'.

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The Butcher of Paris | Stephanie Phillips
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Didn‘t know anything about this book, but wasn‘t what I expected. This was a graphic novel based on true story of a serial killer in Paris. Read it as a digital copy and probably would have been better as hard copy read to appreciate the graphics better.

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Obviously not a “fun” read. Informational read. Dealing some relationship issues. This book had some valid points and some I couldn‘t help but relate to even though it is was written a while ago with many outdated “traditional” gender role, relationship stereotype. Gave me some things to think about as I start a new chapter and practice some self care.

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Super short audio, under 2 hours. It was ok, as the author mentioned in the intro, this book was originally not meant to be read by other but as an expression for the author to get his thoughts out for himself. enjoyed other books by this author much more than this one.

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Enjoyed this audiobook!

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Sex and Vanity | Kevin Kwan
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Preferred Rich peoples problems then crazy rich Asians over this one. However, still enjoyed this book. Actually it‘s technically the first of the series, so there was some interesting background to characters of the other two books.

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One Life | Megan Rapinoe
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This like other sports/athlete written books is not the best. But as a soccer (and sports) fan I do like to follow some athletes, which includes reading their books... some interesting parts, but overall nothing new in this books like isn‘t already known if you follow women‘s soccer at all. Wasn‘t expecting much with this one, but defiantly not too impressed.

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Love the message about finding exercises you enjoy and healthy lifestyles that suits you rather than fad dieting and comparing individual body types with extra slim model images. Good exercise and food ideas. However, book felt very repetitive and writing style more robotic and mildly interesting to read.

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One of my surprisingly favorite movies (crazy rich Asians) a few years ago was a book written by Kevin Kwan. Well I found an audiobook of another one of his books, Rich People Problems. Absolutely enjoyed this book making me laugh but also very geographic, historic, and culturally accurate.

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Great adventurer, art/artifact collection history, and indigenous perspective of Indopacific and especially within Borneo.

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Makes you think about how you invest and look at different perspectives. I‘m not getting rid of my 401ks any time soon, but definitely some food for thought.

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When I travel I like to read something about where I‘m going, something that is not a travel guide. I enjoyed the authors writing style and context of her experiences as a sex worker for the prince of Brunei. It was good/ok.... but Probably not a book I would recommend to most.

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Picked up several years ago, I believe at an airport. Read maybe a few chapters.... picked it back up this year to finish. A bit slow but fascinating bit of history and medical geography. (Original form of what we now call contact tracing)

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Fox Girl | Nora Okja Keller
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Living in South Korea for a short time and with military experiences, this book provided “local” perspective and historic context in a fictional way to many things accurate about my experiences. Sad but eye opening. Hope thing improve and this book provides perspective to those unfamiliarly with some of the “influences” American culture has forced on other countries impacted.

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Slow fairly scientific start but very interesting to me who studies human geography and geographic information systems. It was fascinating how combining very different studies could lead to great recent discoveries of lost cities. Also interesting ending related to disease spread such as effected us all recently.

Shmemilina I loved this one! Though I didn‘t exactly love reading it in West Africa - it‘s not comforting reading about mystery diseases in a country where you can get exposed to lots of them lol 2y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Took a while for me to finished this book but sure glad I did. Very interesting to learn insight from different perspectives and life styles.

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Great story, follow your dreams and be open to opportunities as they come up that might be presented in a slightly different course than originally thought.

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Broken Horses: A Memoir | Brandi Carlile
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Barely knew of this musician but listened to it after a tough semester of grad courses and loved it. Highly recommend the audio version, with the artist reading her own book and singing selected songs between chapters, this made it special, more personal and more real.

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Good read of pic and comparison between tweeds vs images.

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So good. Motivational. Read during my winter trip at Joshua tree. Endurance athlete and Navy Seal talking though his struggles to overcome his mind, body, and past to endure though everything he does though hard work and dedication to push himself to do the best he can be and push himself to the limits. Ready for the new year!

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The Monk of Mokha | Dave Eggers
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Picked this book from the library‘s front picks without knowing anything about it. Ended up being a good based on true events about a young Arab American finding his self and his passion after serval attempts. Although I was already somewhat familiar with the process of coffee trees, cherries, drying and roasting, it differently make you appreciate your morning coffee reading about all the struggles and dangers of getting our coffee to our mug.

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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Good quick read. Page turning story and short enough for me to finish in one afternoon at the pool. Interesting concept.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Wanted to like it but could have done without reading.

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Wolf | Rachael Ball
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Great illustrations, nostalgic story and drawing of childhood imagination and invention. Will read this to the kids.

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Oldie but goodie.
“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do...”

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Absolutely loved this book! Couldn‘t put it down and red the majority of it in one day.

cherinium This was one of those books I was convinced I would hate. Then I read it. Absolutely loved it. Eleanor and her quirks just really spoke to me in a way I never imagined. 💕 4y
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Black Hole | Charles Burns
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Awesome! Graphic novel. Mash up of STD taboo fear meets grunge high school drama meets x-man mutations. Very fast easy read with interesting graphics. Very worth ready and could be used for many interesting discussion topics.

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Run Forever | Amby Burfoot
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Great book for running tips from old style running with current information to fad health comparisons. Great motivation to start or re-instate running motivation and healthy happy life styles.

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Chupacabra Vengeance | David Bowles
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Unique read I picked up at the local library along the Texas / Ciudad Juarez boarder. Very interesting compilation of short stories that seemingly build from each other. Stories of ancient and legendary evils (demons / coxes) and the people‘s beliefs, culture, disparity and courage tying in modern and historic worlds.

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So easy to read. Fun and serious.

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Good and interesting start, but finished several other books before I was able to finish this one...

khb713 I really enjoyed reading this book. It is not only about running but gives an idea about the way of life of Kenyans. 3y
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Good book on the history and picks some of those news stories in a different perspective.

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Best novel I‘ve read this year! I found myself getting caught up in all the emotions of Britt-Marie‘s story, even laughter aloud and choked up during this read.

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Great book about the power of mind set. So many good nuggets of information for. It only financed but any part of life in general. I would highly recommend any one to read this book who is interested in investing, real estate, or mind set.

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Forward: A Memoir | Abby Wambach
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Growing up watching women's soccer I remembered many of the event she talked about in the book. It was an interesting, fast and easy read. Would recommend it to women soccer fan.

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Road to Character | David Brooks
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Overall I enjoyed this read. Not the most interesting but had good point and reminders of humility, as well as good stories of historic less well known people.

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