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SarahKay

SarahKay

Joined May 2016

Talk literary to me.
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Love Me Back: A Novel by Merritt Tierce
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Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
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I find this to be very sage advice. Reading about Bradbury's writing techniques is very interesting.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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This book is scarier than I remembered. I'd completely forgotten that in my freshman year of college I wrote a paper about how The Stand and a few other Stephen King books should be considered part of the literary canon. I keep coming across notes I wrote to myself ten years ago about symbolism and stuff.

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Did you guys see who won the Nobel Prize in literature? What do you think?

mrsh62010 Personally, I love him. And I don't know much about the proper qualifications for this prize. So I'll just say congratulations, and thanks for your great words, Bob Dylan. 3y
Books_Wine_Repeat Such a great song and a great man! 🎶💕 3y
Biljana I think that the committee failed literature this year and am disappointed. This article describes it best for me... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/opinion/why-bob-dylan-shouldnt-have-gotten-a-n... 3y
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jetspins24 @Biljana - I'm with you. I really like Bob Dylan's music, but something about this award going to him just doesn't sit right with me. Seems like they could have tried a little harder and given it to someone who was maybe less known or just overlooked, but still deserving of a literature award. No shortage of amazing writers, imo. 3y
SarahKay @Biljana @jetspins24 I'm with you guys too. Songwriting is really different from writing literature. I was rooting for Haruki Murakami, like I do every year. 3y
ineverlearn Irvine Welsh tweeted what I feel about this. It's a sad year for literature. :/ 3y
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For #NationalComingOutDay, the books that helped young me figure some stuff out.

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Went to Powell's this weekend and discovered a signed first ed of Midnight Sun. Yes!! It looks so good next to my signed first ed of Blood on Snow.

reneelyons 😍 Amazing! 3y
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Elements of Style | William Strunk, E B White
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For grammar writers, Strunk and White could be kind of snarky.

RaimeyGallant Haha:) 2y
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The Cartel | Don Winslow
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September reading stats! A Little Life remains my best book of the year.

Books_Wine_Repeat Love this series! Don Winslow is amazing. 3y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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August reading stats

Yournewfriendsams 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
erinreads A Little Life is still my best read this year as well! ❤️ 3y
GabyReadsMx A little life is brilliant. My best as well :) 3y
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The Windup Girl | Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl is my absolute favorite sci fi novel ever. Do you guys have any recommendations for similar books? I'm looking for character driven sci fi that has more of a focus on the characters' inner lives.

CaitlinSiem I know it's a novella but I have heard amazing things about Binti. It's high up on my TBR. 3y
SarahKay @CaitlinSiem that looks really neat! I'll definitely check it out. Thanks! 3y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Roxane Gay makes an excellent point about comedians telling rape jokes.

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Another lovely quote from Gilead.

Bibliogeekery Beautiful! 3y
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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand

Is it weird that my #favfemalecharacter is Dagny Taggart? This book had a zillion problems but she is such an unapologetic badass.

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Reading this book was like falling in love.

Bibliogeekery Best description of this book! 3y
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I put all the books I want to read on little slips of paper so I can draw one at random when I need a new book. It took forever but now there's no more agonizing over what to read next!

andreadmw I really like that idea! Otherwise it takes forever to choose. I have books to read as samples on my kindle and I can take a whole hour looking at the covers, reading the descriptions. Sometimes I let a book sit forever unread, then when I finally read it it becomes one of my favorites and I get angry at myself for ignoring it for so long. 😜🙃 3y
erinreads I just started doing this as well and am now in my third randomly selected TBR book. It really does make it an easier process to select my next read! 3y
LitHousewife I do love that idea. 😍 3y
geodynamical I love games! Cute idea! 3y
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Just got this for my birthday!

MrBook Happy belated birthday! 😁👏🏻👍🏻 3y
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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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There were a lot of interesting ideas to think about in this book, and some beautiful passages, but overall it was too slow and meandering for my taste. It was a thoughtful meditation on religion, so spiritually minded people might find it more interesting than I did.

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For Good | Karelia Stetz-Waters

I am reading three books right now. I don't know how this happened. They are:
1 small town lesbian love
2 dark and gritty portrait of desperation
3 old man rambling but it's kind of interesting anyway

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Love Me Back: A Novel | Merritt Tierce
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Picked this up on the recommendation of someone from here. So far I'm loving it.

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Family book club. My turn to pick!

Shortstack I almost bought this about 3 days ago. 😂📚🤓 3y
LA_Mead I love Maus! 3y
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July reading stats. I've been busy this month and haven't gotten nearly as much reading as I'd like to.

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Found a beautiful quote.

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Reading this with my mom. I know she's going to love the spiritual elements but I feel like the book is a little too meandering for my taste. Lovely prose though. Much about the startling beauty of the world.

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All the stars! A fictional account of the WTO protests in Seattle. Both police and protesters are portrayed with unflinching intimacy and honesty. A beautiful ending. Prose as vivid and rhythmic the beating of a heart and the flow of blood.

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Beautiful quote from Your Heart Is a Muscle The Size of a Fist. It's about a protest in Seattle gone wrong, from the perspective of police and protesters both. Very eye opening.

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Just about to start Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. I don't know anything about it. My mom picked it for our mother-daughter book club. These are the dogs that will be trying to climb into her lap while she reads.

Soubhiville Beauties! 3y
MrBook Beautiful dogs! 😊👍🏻 3y
BookBabe ☺️ cute pups! 3y
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This book is amazing. I keep taking pictures of whole pages to go back and ponder later.

BookBabe I keep hearing about this book. You may have talked me into it. 3y
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King

I've gotten most of the way through this book and am not all that engaged with it. This has happened with a couple of King books now. I idolized him and loved his books as a teenager. Makes me wonder...has he changed or have I?

Josie Probably both! I didn't love this one, it was a struggle to finish. Definitely not his best 3y
MrBook I've been hesitant to read this one. 3y
BookBabe I'm excited to read this one, but mostly because I love the cover and think it will inspire great paintings. @MrBook 3y
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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ hearts instead of stars because this book broke mine in the best way. To say too much about it would be to ruin it, but I will say it's beautiful and moving.

CaitlinSiem I placed a book order earlier tonight and this was one of the books I bought. I can't wait to read it! I'm so happy you loved it!!! 3y
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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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More Happy Than Not. This is turning out to be a beautiful book.

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Beachside reading, though it'll be too dark pretty soon. Picked this up at a little indie bookstore by the sea. So far it's amazing.

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Does anyone else get really happy when you post how much you love a book and someone adds it to their stack? Like now my beloved book will get read again!! ❤️❤️❤️

moranadatter Yes! 3y
CaitlinSiem Every time! 3y
Nat_Reads Meeeeee! 3y
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This book was amazing. The concept was really unique and deftly executed. Four different versions of London exist in parallel, each with more magic than the last. Kell, a powerful magician, and Lila, a scrappy thief, must save their worlds from destruction. A fast read and *so* much fun!

JodiLynnS Great quote! 3y
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June reading stats.

Book_Gnome Your stats picture is my favourite to date! 3y
MichellisLife I read 8 books last month too. We are very close in out yearly number as well. I am buddy reading A Little Life this month. 3y
SarahKay @A1001Musings Thanks! :D 3y
SarahKay @MichellisLife A Little Life is probably one of my favorite books ever. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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Chulito: A Novel | Charles Rice-Gonzlez
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A beautiful moment from this beautiful book about a queer young man growing up in the South Bronx.

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Does anyone else tweet at their favorite authors and then get unreasonably excited when they tweet back?

mauveandrosysky Oh yeah, totally! 😊 3y
CaitlinSiem Yes. 🤗 3y
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Blindness | Jos Saramago
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Going through my feed adding everything to my to-read pile cause they all look so awesome. You guys are killing me! 😜

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From A Darker Shade of Magic which so far is enthralling. Loving it!

LA_Mead I'm reading that book too! 3y
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Sweet Filthy Boy | Christina Lauren
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Pure fantasy. Woman goes to Paris for a summer and has lots of hot sex. I wouldn't mind it in real life but in a book the lack of conflict gets a bit tedious. Still enjoyable, though!

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeff Lindsay
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The most memorable Dexter quote.

sherrynuts I loved the Dexter books. Maybe I should re-read them... 3y
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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We do not conceive of sudden, radical, irrational change as built into the very fabric of existence. Yet it is. -Malcolm (chaos theory mathematician)
Almost done with this book! It's got a lot of interesting science.

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Funny coincidence, I stumbled on a Jurassic Park phone game while I happen to be reading the book. It has all the characters from the book too.

LA_Mead Is it a fun game? 4y
SarahKay @LA_Mead It seems okay. Haven't gotten too far into it yet though. 4y
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Innocence | Dean Koontz
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This book wasn't perfect, particularly the ending, but damn did Koontz write some beautiful sentences.

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Rapture Practice | Aaron Hartzler
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Finished this memoir in less than 24 hours. It tells the story of a gay kid growing up in an evangelical family and how he struggled to balance his love for his family with his identity and beliefs. It's humorous, heartfelt, and full of compassion.

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Family book club! This is my 15yo brother's pick. He's really into science so I think he'll like it. I read it years ago but I'm looking forward to reading it again.

mauveandrosysky Family book club...that's adorable/awesome 😀 4y
triskeleseeker I just finished rereading this - I think it holds up quite well. Love the family book club idea!! 😃 4y
Blaire Love. We do family book club too! 4y
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Beautiful, haunting setting--far above the Arctic Circle where the sun never sets. Ulf, on the run from a notorious Oslo drug lord, hopes it will be a good place to hide. This is so much more than just a thriller, as it ruminates on questions of love, family, and redemption.

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The Thief | Fuminori Nakamura
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Musings from a master pickpocket. From The Thief.

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Neuromancer | William Gibson
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From Neuromancer.

Zakia Favourite novel of all time... The Sprawl trilogy is amazing ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
SarahKay @Zakia I've been meaning to get to the rest of the trilogy! Loved this book. 4y
Zakia @SarahKay Do it. You won't be disappointed. It's his other books that I didn't like - I wish he would return to cyber fiction :( 4y
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Blood on Snow | Jo Nesbo
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From Blood on Snow.

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Blood on Snow | Jo Nesbo
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Two of my favorite book covers of all time.

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This book is AMAZING!! Halfway through. Almost as good as Blood on Snow.