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TheCopyCait

TheCopyCait

Joined January 2017

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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It's bananas to me that it took so long for me to read this, and yet reading it for the first time now felt so poignant. This book knocked my socks off and I feel like it's changed the way I see the world. Isn't it incredible that books have that power?

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This is uncomfortably poignant rn

JennaAZ Yup. 3y
segeorgeff Is this a reread for you or first time? 3y
TheCopyCait @segeorgeff Reread! Must be the fifth or sixth time? But so much of it somehow feels new this time. Even bits and pieces I'd swear I don't remember reading. 3y
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Read this. So poignant and I am, once again, blown away by Orwell. It's so impressively written. And if you listen to the audiobook on 1.25x speed (it's read somewhat slowly), it's the length of a couple of podcasts.

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What a fun and unexpected little book. I really enjoyed this.

MarauderErin This is one of those books that just delighted me to read. 3y
segeorgeff I loved this too! 3y
reganparks I really enjoyed this book more than I expected 3y
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About 15% of the way through, and enjoying it so far.

BornReadChicago One of my ALL TIME FAVORITES ❤❤❤ 3y
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Best audiobooks. The comfort food of rereading.

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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Okay, one more.

ErinBumG I'm re-reading this with N this week too! 3y
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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Basically I want to quote the entire afterword. It is incredible what people can do when they come together.

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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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The afterword of this book was astonishing and riveting.

jess_mccoy I remember loving this in 5th grade. I would love to reread it now! 3y
TheCopyCait @jess_mccoy Do it! I got it for Kindle from my library and it took me maybe two hours! 3y
jess_mccoy When we do our 2017 reading wrap ups, I'll need a separate category just for our unofficial book club. 3y
TheCopyCait @jess_mccoy hahahah YES! 3y
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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This book had a big impact on me as a kid. I remember some parts so vividly. It was wonderful to revisit it, and felt rather poignant.

notliketexas I loved this book! 3y
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So impressed with this book. The way the story is told is fascinating. It moves forward and doubles back to reveal new elements. It's just lovely and I highly recommend. My first graphic novel!

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My first time reading this. OOF. (Recommend the audiobook, btw. It's my preferred medium for classics. And this is only three hours!)

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?*buzzer sound*? I'm sorry, Ms. Bechdel's editor. We would have accepted either "daylight-saving time" or "Daylight Saving Time".

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Pick, with caveats. Great, light read. A beach book. Some suspension of disbelief required. Prepare to roll your eyes at some light sexism and some somewhat, uh, old-fashioned values. Still, I enjoyed this and it was just what I needed after heavy nonfiction. 💁🏻

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This. This is why Charlaine Harris's books will never be perfect for me. Latent (blatant?) sexism. 'She's good at the job plus she's beautiful, so you know she'll do fine.' In other places, we are expected to admire the main character's husband for doing the dishes. In one scene he dotes on her because she is pregnant and ill, then leaves her to make dinner for him moments later. HOKAY. Do better, Harris.

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Scary. Important. Required reading. Do your homework: read this book.

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Loving this and sad it can't go on forever! Kristen Bell reads the audiobook and it's like having #VeronicaMars on my tv again.

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Grabbing a book from her TBR pile! How appropriate for Litsy!

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Not perfect but it's just the thing after a lot of heavy nonfiction. Send tea.

JennaAZ 🤒☕️❤️ 3y
TheCopyCait @JennaAZ 💗💗 3y
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It me. (Add candy or snacks.) My favorite activity, dating back to childhood.

JennaAZ Oh me too! Since I was 7 or 8. It's the best. :) 3y
JennaAZ Think I'll add this to my twitter bio. ;) 3y
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I find myself wanting to make note of a quote on every other page. I'm among book lovers in this book; I'm among my people.

segeorgeff Love love love that book. 3y
ErinBumG I love a book about books. I should read this. I've seen tons of people who like it. 3y
TheCopyCait @ErinBumG Oh, Erin! I think you'd love it! 3y
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Instantly and utterly charmed by this book.

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Now it is too late.

JennaAZ Oof. 3y
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I usually read at night but this book isn't doing much to calm my brain.

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OOF.

jess_mccoy I would really like to read this, but also I'm making the cringe emoji face. 3y
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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The only book I gave up on in 2016. I wanted so badly for this book to live up to the hype. I gave up with an hour or so left of the audio (to be fair, it's only a four hour book). It just didn't hold my attention and I found my mind constantly wandering. I'll have to settle for loving a few of the quotes.

vandeblogger I still haven't read this one. ...maybe I just won't. 3y
HillaryCopsey Meh. Not worth the time. 3y
BornReadChicago AGREEEEEEED. Major side eye on the hype around this book. 😒😒😒 3y
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TheCopyCait @HillaryCopsey @BornReadChicago @vandeblogger I felt like it was hitting me over the head with the points it was trying to make. It was just. Too into itself, somehow. I feel like this is a book I might have fallen in love with in my teens or 20s, then upon a re-read in my 30s be rolling my eyes. 3y
BornReadChicago Exactly. Also, I think The Wizard of Oz is a much better bang for your buck on the 'you had the power all along' trope 👠👠 3y
ErinBumG I agree with y'all! (And on Wizard of Oz too. I just re-read that with my kids. Liked it more than I remembered.) 3y
haileybean I tried to listen to an audio version of a different book of his and I couldn't get in to it. I just recently read this one and enjoyed it. I can see how not every one would like it as it tends to be a bit preachy and repetitive, and even reading it it tends to be a bit hard to follow. I'm wondering if it's a translation thing? (I'm guessing it's probably not.) 3y
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Rowing and reading: my two obsessions! One of my favorite books ever

The story is still so well-written, and the characters and events so perfectly interwoven. At some point I realized I was reading over and over about the same people, rowing the same races, in the same places. How could that possibly continue to be interesting? And yet!
I cheered for them all, I felt like I was part of their world, I cried at the end. Read it.

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Always the first audiobooks I recommend; never get old re-reading. I read at least one a year, whether print or audio. Feels especially poignant lately.

ErinBumG I've never done these audiobooks. Maybe when one of my girls is old enough for them, I will do that version. I've always wanted to hear them. 3y
TubaSheila @ErinBumG Jim Dale is such a great reader! I've even forgiven his slightly screechy rendition of Hermione. Stephen Fry is good, too, but I've only listened to him read the first one. 3y
TheCopyCait @ErinBumG @TubaSheila Yessss. Jim Dale is so great but agree re: Hermione. I haven't listened to Steven Fry! 3y
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Here, Larson seems far too quick to dismiss Dodd's anti-Semitism--to say the least. Dodd & family are shown to be anti-Semitic throughout the book thus far, & Larson has just explained that Dodd was falsely told Messersmith was Jewish. Meek Dodd admits Messersmith is competent but suddenly wants to oust him for (at least in part) his zealous warnings about Hitler and Nazi Germany, but it has "little to do" with his anti-Semitism? Not buying it.

TheCopyCait How is believing someone is Jewish a symptom of misgivings, without being driven by anti-Semitism? I have a lot of issues with this paragraph. (edited) 3y
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I just started the audiobook and already have a lump in my throat. Dementia of a parent is personal to me and so I both slightly dread and look forward to reading this book. 💗

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