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VoraciousReader

Joined June 2016

I'll read anything once! I'm a librarian in a small rural Midwest town in the US. I really love my job, I feel so lucky to work with books!
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The Yard by Alex Grecian
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Belgarath the Sorcerer | David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
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Classic high fantasy... This story isn't in a hurry to get where it's going, but that's okay because the journey is pretty entertaining. I haven't read Belgariad or Mallorean series, so the end seemed a little incomplete. I think i will find it dovetails neatly into either series.

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I really enjoyed this book. Feisty, independent woman not afraid to be herself even in stifling Victorian England. A classic Victorian adventure; easy read, just a smattering of light romance or 'indelicate talk'. No heavy issues, just a fun read.

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#poemsbeforephones 'The Taxi', Amy Lowell
When I go far away from you
The world beats dead
Like a slackened drum.
I call out for you against the jutted stars
And shout into the ridges of the wind.
Streets coming fast,
One after the other,
Wedge you away from me,
And the lamps of the city prick my eyes
So that I can no longer see your face.
Why should I leave you,
To wound myself upon the sharp edges of the night?

Redwritinghood I like that one. 12mo
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The Iron Wyrm Affair | Lilith Saintcrow
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I only have the first two books so far. Lilith Saintcrow got me started on Steampunk! Paranormal, Victorian Era, Mystery, Alternate History, Sassy Independent Heroine... What's not to love? 😍💝😍 #favoriteseries

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Book Haul! Yay! Cashed in my Christmas gift card (+ some LOL) at Half Priced Books! 💝 hubby thank you! Can't wait to start Mark Hodder's book! Plus, I also really love Lilith Saintcrow! #allthebooks 💝💝

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Belgarath the Sorcerer | David Eddings, Leigh Eddings
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Reading this bc a friend recommended it. Belgarath has been interesting- unapologetically lazy, very tongue in cheek. Classic High Fantasy. 😀💝

iread2much I love this series! It‘s more fun to read this after the belgarion and the mallorean. And Polgara‘s books is fabulous 12mo
VoraciousReader Thank you😀 My friend wanted me to read this one first bc its his fave. Will def read those next.😀 12mo
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I'm officially a Joona Linna fan. I enjoyed the book, tho I skipped over the sex scenes. Joona still feels a little flat, but he is starting to come to life in book #2, that I'm now reading.

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100 Selected Poems | Ee Cummings
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This place is officially on my Bucket List..... #allthebooks

DivineDiana Adding it to mine! 😉 12mo
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Hell Divers | Nicholas Sansbury Smith
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Just getting into Hell Divers, not bad so far. Dystopian scifi; dystopian isn't usually my bag but this has been good.

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Working on The Hypnotist by Lars Keplar. Not too bad, but it feels sort of flat - & more like telling than showing. This could be because I'm reading an English translation (from Swedish).

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The Sound of Things Falling | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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Just got this in the mail! Can't wait to start reading it for Read Around the World book group on FB! #bookmail ! 😍

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Imprudence | Gail Carriger
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The second book in the 'Custard Protocol', in which our dear heroine, daughter of the previous series main characters, seems to grow up. A touch more romance but still no details, this is a Victorian era book after all. Carriger has made me fall in love with steampunk paranormal alternate history! 😍 Still a light fun paranormal read.

GypsyKat I still need to read the first series, it‘s been on my TBR list forever! 2y
VoraciousReader Carriger has gotten me into steampunk.😊 2y
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This might turn into a DNF; even though I appreciate the dry, self-depreciating humor, it is too depressing & there's not enough action. I'm about to start chapter 5. Can anyone give me a heads up?

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Prudence | Gail Carriger
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Helps to read Parasol Protectorate series first. Alternate history Victorian steampunk paranormal mystery with a little romance. Fun read, enjoyed seeing the next generation. Independent spunky stubborn female lead, much like her mother.

BookishMe 😍😍 2y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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YA modern take on Sherlock. Presupposes Holmes & Watson families as real. Felt like Watson's character was unrealistically preoccupied with Holmes; felt like character only existed for Holmes. Interesting Sherlock but not an entirely successful attempt at depicting an alternate way of thinking.

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Vampire Hunter D Volume 1 | Hideyuki Kikuchi, Yoshitaka Amano
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I read novelized version. Fun mix of horror, dystopia, YA, paranormal, western, steampunk, adventure, & romance! Violence & gore, very little romance but sexual violence so beware. Typical stoic tsundere hero. Enjoyed it a lot!

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Reading this for a FB group. An interesting look at Palestinian culture thru the eyes of its women. If you aren't familiar with the culture, take time to read the Intro. A wonderful & moving collection of short stories.

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A light, easy romantic comedy with magic thrown in. Characters are easy to like, romance is minimal & there's no gore at all. A light, endearing read that will leave you feeling better than before you picked it up.

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Let the Dead Sleep | Heather Graham
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Again I enjoyed the storyline & characters. I liked the relationship between the main characters Cafferty & Quinn. I think they went to bed together too soon, though. Sex and romance and the paranormal, but not much of a mystery.

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Phantom Evil | Heather Graham
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I enjoyed the storyline & characters. It felt a tad shallow & formulaic to me, but still enjoyable. I wish she hadn't thrown the characters in bed together so soon. It felt like taking longer to get there would've been truer to their characters. Definite romance with passionate but vanilla sex scenes, some detail included. An easy paranormal read that won't make you think too hard.

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An absorbing snapshot of one woman's fight for justice in turn-of-the-century New York. By turns horrifying, frustrating, & somewhat gratifying. At first the Holmes reference isn't apparent, but soon becomes clear when we meet the woman who becomes our main character.

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Mehso-so

This 'mystery' reads more like a slice of life story. A slow moving story about an unrepentant alcoholic who has difficulty connecting to those around him. It has an interesting twist at the end. A deeply flawed character, but not really a book for mystery lovers.

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A fun & informative book! Read quite some time ago, adding now for #planetinthetitle

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Ready for a new view on history. 😎🙃 If I can stop sneezing long enough!😜

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A light, cozy, slice of life read without much romance and with zero gore or mystery. Flagg picks up aspects of Eastern spiritual practices of ancestor worship & reincarnation and gives it a Westernized twist. A good vacay or beach read unless you have difficulty with non-Christian spiritual viewpoints.

MrBook Nice review! 3y
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A fun, steamy, adult romp through some old fashioned, familiar fairy tales, with a bit of a twist. 💥 Explicit paranormal romance with a new urban view of some old favorites. 💥

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Berkley Street | Ron Ripley
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A horror mystery with quite a bit of the paranormal tossed in. Dark at times but with a satisfying ending, mostly.

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Mehso-so

An interesting private eye mystery featuring Brighton England. Quite a bit of modern English culture, though it doesn't feel as vibrant as it could. A gritty, realistic read.

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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Well, Littens, I'm packing it in. This is really a good story with vibrant characters that I like in spite of myself. But it's just not sitting well with me. I think if you love horror or alternative spiritual viewpoints this might be right up your alley. For me, though, it's 'ta-ta' for now lovey. Maybe I'll catch Joe later.

TrishB I loved this, but can also see why others wouldn't! I also have no spiritual viewpoints so that bit didn't challenge me. 3y
VoraciousReader Is there another book of his you've heard of you might recommend? (edited) 3y
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A marvelous Holmes pastiche on the classic style of Doyle. Horowitz does a great job re-creating the original Holmes & Watson! Loved it! 😍😊

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Blameless | Gail Carriger
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Well, Littens, most all is right with the world again. Though I mourn for our dear Vampire Dandy's loss, I have no doubt he will find a way to recover what was his. I devoutly hope there is more to this series!

iread2much Oh yes there is and they are wonderful! 3y
monkeygirlsmama I have this series, but haven't read any of it yet. 3y
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Changeless | Gail Carriger
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Oh Littens! I am devastated! I still love this series, but the ending! Oh, how could he be so arrogant and cruel and untrusting?! Thank God I have the next book already! A wonderful story but please prepare yourself for the ending.

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Littens, I love finding a heroine & a world I enjoy so much! Such dry humor & wit, with an intelligent independent heroine who doesn't get lost in other's expectations. Steampunk paranormal with a twist on the origination of vamps & weres. There is romance, but it feels like it was tacked on to satisfy the publisher. Still well done & fitting with the heroine, though I thought the hero was pushed to the limit to accommodate this. Still delightful!

iread2much I also love this series! I love the characters and the world the author builds. I don't like the follow up series as much, but the prequel series is ok 3y
VoraciousReader I'll have to look for them! 😊 3y
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter | Seth Grahame-Smith
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An enjoyable piece of alternate history, theoretically based on hidden diaries of Abraham Lincoln. Some historical events are mentioned with alternative reasoning, but he generally sticks with earlier life descriptions.

monkeygirlsmama I was surprised by how much I liked this book. 3y
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Just finished book one, The Dead Celeb. An interesting take on the afterlife, with more typical paranormal world rules. Romance, but lacking a lot of detail; I enjoyed the mystery & the storyline.

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A funny, light-hearted romantic urban paranormal mystery. Easy on the romantic details with a cynical, sarcastic heroine.

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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Sometimes, dear Littens, we read a book that flies in the face of what we believe. For me, Horns is a difficult book to read, but I am going to persevere.

Reagan Not my favourite of his books. Have you read any others. 3y
VoraciousReader No this is my first Joe Hill. It feels well done so far, it's just the premise I find disturbing & and some bits in the beginning were offensive. What do you recommend? 3y
monkeygirlsmama Heart-Shaped Box is a good one. 3y
VoraciousReader Thanks I'll try it!😊 3y
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Horns: A Novel | Joe Hill
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Rescue read! This one is about to be weeded because it's not being picked up. Maybe if I read it, I can get someone to pick it up.

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7 Deadly Wonders | Matthew Reilly
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Another book haul. I love it when new to me titles catch my eye. It's not hoarding if it's books, right? Yeah, that's what I thought! 😜

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Black Magic Woman | Justin Gustainis
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Part of my latest book haul. Seeing these titles was like seeing an old friend in the grocery store. You just have to stop & talk, then invite them for a visit so you can remember old times... 😊

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Pines | Blake Crouch
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An interesting mystery with a bit of a twist. Not much romance, but interesting characters. Kind of a tough ride in places, but a great read overall. Look forward to seeing what Crouch does with the series. Twin Peaks fans should give it a go.

Reviewsbylola I definitely plan on reading this! I enjoyed Dark Matter and Abandon. 3y
VoraciousReader 👍🏻😊 3y
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I really enjoyed this Brit DSI procedural. Good mystery, believable characters, real problems. I imagine that a few friends if the author will think 'oi! What am I doing in your book?!'

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A fun little book with a quirky lovable heroine. I really identified with the main character. A light hearted read with some sex, but not too much detail.

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A fun, clean, light-hearted read. Great if you need a distraction.

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This is a great book, don't get me wrong. Colson doesn't pull any punches about what slaves were put through, though. I wanted to finish, but I just can't handle the graphic and horrifying mistreatment of slaves by their 'masters' and by other slaves. I feel like the psychology he depicts is very honest & not something that many writers pick up on. As far as I'm concerned, this bail is my failure, not Colson's. Don't be afraid to read it.

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This was a pretty good series for me so far. I enjoyed the main character: normal guy who doesn't think very much of himself. I also liked the realism of how the government involves itself, even though it did make me want to throw my Kindle a few times. I'll probably re-read it, I scored the ebook version for free on BookBub. #ilovebookbub 😍.

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The Black Country | Alex Grecian
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Ok, I really wanted to tag my new Blood+ manga finds, but the titles didn't come up. Anyway, these are my extras from HPB! Aren't you proud of my self restraint? #ilovehpb 😍

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These were all on my TBB list - To Be Bought! Score! #ilovehpb !!! 😍 I loved Mapelwood, can't wait to start this one, and the Soulless series by Carriger!

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The History of the Peloponnesian War | Thucydides, Sir Richard Winn Livingstone
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The rest of my library sale book finds! History rocks!

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Library book sale rescues. Can't wait to read them!