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Ukulelebob

Ukulelebob

Joined April 2016

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Saga Volume 8 | Brian K Vaughan
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I already know it‘s gonna be good!

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The Lives of Tao | Wesley Chu
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I am most of the way done with the third book and really have enjoyed the series so far. It is definitely worth a read if you enjoy science fiction, history, espionage, aliens, or action.

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Saga, Volume 7 | Brian K Vaughan
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Next on my list

Gezemice So good! 3y
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I really enjoyed this wave of nostalgia. Although not as magical as being eleven and reading the sorcerer stone it was a fun read with a good story. It has strong thematic similarities to the goblet of fire and prisoner of Azkaban.

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This was a fun read. The lethifold and the nundu Are the most terrifying beast in my opinion.

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Another win, very curious where it is gonna go. So happy I picked this up.

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"That's where it is."

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"This is not for you."

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Finally getting around to this one. I hope it scares me.

MrBook I heard it's very scary, but the formatting bothers me. Eager to hear your thoughts! 3y
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Finally getting around to this one. I hope it scares me.

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I love finding notes and messages inside old used books. This is on the inside cover of my copy of the original hitchhiker radio scripts

SusanInTiburon Wow, that's a great one! 3y
she_barks That's really neat! 3y
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So I found this drawing a friend of mine made being used as a bookmark in my copy of Low volume 2. It reminded me of the convo about the Pokemon card that lives in the Silmarillion on my coffee table. The things our books carry.

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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Since you made a request. My good cards are all in a binder in card sleeves. This card has lived in the Silmarillion for roughly 15 years.

SusanInTiburon Okay, that makes sense. Good energy for a good book. 3y
Ukulelebob @Susanintiburon this all makes me wonder how many makeshift bookmarks live in unknown depths of my shelves nestled snugly between the many yellowing pages. 3y
SusanInTiburon Worth exploring ... People write books about that kind of stuff. You could get rich. 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Works for me too! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Susanintiburon You might be on to something there! 3y
Ukulelebob @Riveted_Reader_Melissa maybe from like a anthropological prospective 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ukulelebob Yes! Future anthropologists find treasure trove of lost scrolls today, experts in the field try to determine the meaning of the various objects entombed within the scrolls. Were they art? Did the have special meaning to the work? What was the connection? We may never know... 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sorry for the tangent there, but honestly yes. It might be interesting to trace what you used as a book mark for which books. It can tell you a lot about when you first read it, what else you were interested in at the time, what other everyday objects were abundant enough to easily accessible but .. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ... to be easily accessible, but yet numerous enough not to be missed if left in a book for 15ish years. 3y
SusanInTiburon I love finding transit stubs years later. What bus/train/flight was I on when I read this? 3y
Ukulelebob @Riveted_Reader_Melissa the Silmarillion lives on my coffee table for the sake of reference 3y
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The Silmarillion | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Lol this has been my bookmark since middle school for the Silmarillion

MorganNotMegan Now you have to show us which card it is! 3y
TheBookAddict Yeah, which Pokemon is saving the day? 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Works for me! 3y
SusanInTiburon Please be Charizard ... 3y
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Thought provoking, short, and definitely worth reading. Socrates is my favorite super old school philosophers followed closely by Diogenes. Although both were probably infuriating to argue with, they were probably right more often than not.

Trav Socrates is my favourite too! I even have a soft plushie of him that sits on one of my bookshelves. 4y
Sue @Trav a plushie Socrates! Who knew such a thing existed! 4y
Trav @Sue It certainly does! He's just so darn adorable too. I will have to upload a photo of him. 4y
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Wonderfull side story which explores the literal under belly of Chicago.

Gezemice Your screen name made me chuckle. Love it ;) 4y
Ukulelebob @Gezemice haha thanks that name stuck for some reason probably because I play a mean ukulele. 4y
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Ghoul Goblin | Jim Butcher
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I'm so glad he made these graphic novels.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've read all the books, but now you've inspired me to pick up the graphic novels too! 4y
Ukulelebob @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love Jim Butchers writing. If you like the Dresden Files you should check out his other books. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Ukulelebob I have read his newest The Aeronaut's Windlass and it was excellent. His Codex series is still on my TBR list. 4y
Viji I'm listening to the Dresden Files in my car. Love James Marsters as Dresden! 3y
Ukulelebob @Viji haha I love James masters voice both as reader of the Dresden files or as spike from Buffy. 3y
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Welcome to the Jungle | Jim Butcher, Ardian Syaf
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I think I love everything Jim Butcher has done

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Been reading the Dresden graphic novels and they are on point. I like them as much as the actual books which are great reads.

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I'm so ready to read this I need to know what happens next.

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So cool

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So good, so sad, so full of hope. Some of the most beautiful art I've ever seen.

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Sacagawea is the coolest

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Kaptara Vol. 1 | Chip Zdarsky
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Wizards just got a whole lot sexier

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Crazy story

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I cannot wait to read volume 2. The plot line is exciting, the art beautiful, strong characters, overall it's super awesome. Definitely a tragic tale of loss and pain, it also perseverance and strength.

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Can't wait to read volume 2.

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Superb sorta made me want to cry a couple times. It's set under water in the distant future because the expanding sun has caused the surface to be to radioactive. The air in the dome the characters live in is becoming toxic over time and unless they find a solution humanity is doomed.

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The worlds best reading aid. I definitely have had this poster since middle school.

thesaurusrex Pretty snazzy 4y
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Cry Havoc #1 | Simon Spurrier
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Super good so far there are only four issues but I'm digging the set up. I have always liked story arcs with werewolf's and other creatures set in contemporary times. Definitely seems like it is going somewhere good.

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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

callunakeep I love HGTTG! I didn't know there was a radio play! Have you seen the BBC mini-series version? 4y
Ukulelebob I've heard of the mini series but have have seen clips but not the whole thing 4y
Sue ❤️My favourite. 4y
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I just read through volume three and man it's so good. I can't wait until the next volume comes out. Lewis and Clark are way cooler In this than in real life. Sacagawea is basically the coolest ever. Her skills as a warrior are crucial to their mission on this monster filled alternative history.

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My mom read this to me am when I was a kid. It really put things in perspective when things weren't going my way.

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Try to read this when your in a good place because it's really depressing, and made even more so because the story is based off of truthful accounts of soviet prison camps. This is an important work of literature that delved into issues that society had been denying for decades.

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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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It's never a good thing when the main character teaches young women to lay down in the woods to die when their boyfriend leaves them. This seems fundamentally unhealthy. Also vampires are supposed to die In the sunlight not glisten. I read all of these books and had to temporarily take up drinking.

callunakeep Ha! So totally agree! And as a novice ukulele-ist I LOVE your screen name too! 😊 4y
Justis Probably the best explanation of the book 😂 4y
TheWellReadOwl 😂😂😂😂😂 4y
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Among some of my favorite books of all time. When asked if I could go back in time and meet someone from history I never think Jesus, it's always either Tolkien or Douglas Adams, but Tolkien will always be my first literary love.

LinaLovesLit Thanks for liking my posts and following me. I'm new to the app, so I'm trying to get started and become more involved. :) 4y
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Sex Criminals Vol. 1 | Matt Fraction
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Holy wow this is a good beginning to a series. It's a bit dark, super funny all telling story of sex, glowing sex, and bank robbing. Believable characters with unbelievable, possibly kinky talents. Fantastic read, maybe just don't read it in front of your grandmother, unless she's super cool.

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Better than the movie and it was pretty good. A nail biter through and through. It both tickled my science fiction fancy, my inner explorer, and build a tower of suspense. Certainly a page turner one with surprisingly technical chemistry, math, physics, and potatoes.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Loved that book, and yes the movie was very good too, but I found myself missing some of the adventures that were cut between page and screen. 4y
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Good Families Don't | Alan Daniel, Robert N. Munsch
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One of my favorite children's book growing up. My mom used to read it to me Robert Munsch is a true genius.

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Wise Blood: A Novel | Flannery O'Connor
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I was assigned this book to read In high school and I remember thinking although this is an excellent quality book, who in there right mind thinks emotionally unstable teenagers need to read Flannery O'conner. I'm not down with censorship but O'conner is grade A depressing.

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell
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Fabulous dystopian future that truly makes a person look around and feel helpless. The proles will revolt because what they lack possessions and power they make up for with the only vestiges of freedom. It would suck to be in the second class tier.

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Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
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Short sweet and to the point minus the sweet part and add in a few tablespoons of crazy. This book truly deserves its position as classic, but it is not a pleasant read.

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One of the funniest books of all time definitely my favorite of the series. One of the few books that have made me literally laugh out loud. It's not only good comedy but also an amazing science fiction. All things by Douglas Adams are fantastic reads

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Manhattan Projects, Volume 1 | Jonathan Hickman
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Excellent alternative history where all of your favorite or most hated WWII scientist uncover the universes craziest secrets from aliens, weapons, to interspace traveling devices. Just don't let Oppenheimer eat you.

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This book holds up over time, Orwell nailed it right on the head. Frequently I look around and see a bunch of service industry horses (including myself) just waiting for the glue factory. The funny thing is education has done little to change this, but has made me acutely aware of the situation.

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Rick & Morty Vol. 1 | Zac Gorman
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Just like reading an episode of the show. Sorta like if dr. who hung out with his grandson all day while getting hammer drunk.

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Furies of Calderon | Jim Butcher
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The first installment in a four part epic. Interesting magic derived from nature spirits in a society on par with Romans. It gets crazy real from skirmishes to all our warfares it's just one thrill after another. If you like any other Jim butcher book you'll like this or vice versa.

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So basically when I turned 11 I got super depressed when I did not get an owl, and learned that magic in fact does not exist. This is one of the greatest stories ever told. The mysteries of magic, friendship, growing up, and battling for the fate of humanity against the Dark Lord himself.

LinaLovesLit Yes, these books are wonderful and timeless! :) 4y
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Imagine if a Dali made mechanical horses and sold one to death who looked like a cowboy, three other horseman, and the u.s is divided into seven feuding nations. The end is nigh and stuff just got real. This is a very compelling work of fiction and is still awesome multiple volumes down the road

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Although Lotr is my bread and butter I rather enjoyed reading these book while sitting outside my dorm room watching my drunken friends recreate sine waves between the hallway walls. A helpful hint read the chronicles of narnia in the order they were written, and stay hydrated if you like to drink.

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