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WellReadCatLady

WellReadCatLady

Joined March 2016

librarian 📚 cat lady 😻 hygee enthusiast 📷 napping extraordinaire 🛏 https://www.goodreads.com/racrenrip
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The Man Without Talent | Yoshiharu TSUGE
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Good if you want to read manga without committing to a long series.

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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Fast paced thriller with dark academia vibes.

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Goldenrod: Poems | Maggie Smith
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Beautiful poems about where we are in America and life.

readordierachel Pretty photo 📸 6d
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Loved the personal essays and about the different places she had visited or lived in.

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The Farm | Tom Rob Smith
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Fast pace book that keeps you hooked from the very start.

Suzze I read this as an advanced copy! (2014). Liked it a lot! 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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My faves:
The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri
Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder
Forget the Alamo by Bryan Burrough
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

TheSpineView Great job! 3w
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Beautifully written descriptions of modern relationships that are not so easy to define. Lots of sex scenes that are somewhat detailed so If that isn‘t for you maybe skip this one.

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Penny | Karl Stevens
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Cute book about a philosophizing kitty named Penny.

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Dear Herculine | Aaron Apps
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Poems about the author being intersex and how intersexed people were viewed in the past.

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I finished and on time with #tolstoytogether! I learned I know very little about the Napoleonic Wars and should read up on them. I‘m proud I finished this and can now casually mention to people I‘ve actually read it, will I read it again?? Not anytime soon.

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Fantastic book! Published in 1996 and it is still extremely relevant today. It is both comforting and terrifying that the same issues from 20+ years are issues we are dealing with today. Comforting because these issues are not new and people have long been pointing these issues out, terrifying because nothing is being done about them and things may start to fall apart. Yay.

Oblomov26 Loved this book. Important when published even more important now 3w
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Underside of paradise in Barbados. Interesting read and keeps you engaged to see how things play out.

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one. 2mo
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Whether or not you personally have experienced trauma this is a must read to just understand what some people are going through and maybe be able to help someone find the right resources.

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Great book! Lots of topics and interesting people to look deeper into!

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Just what I needed, a light, funny, and sweet romance book.

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Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas | Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford
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Surprise surprise, what we learn in 7th grade Texas history is a revisionist version making white men and America the hero. Highly recommended to all Texans!

Smrloomis Oooh looks good 📚 2mo
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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Fantastic book that captures both the joy and extra burden of motherhood in today‘s society.

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Foxes are amazing and I can see how a scientist who is trained not to anthropomorphize animals does so with a fox she meets.

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Bait and Witch | Angela M. Sanders
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Absolutely a cute and cozy book to read for autumn, but like half the plot is in the second to last chapter and as a librarian, Josie‘s witchy power of knowing the perfect book for everyone was hella cringe, like I get it, but oof. Will I continue the series? Probably.

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We can read old books by authors that have outdated values and still appreciate what they have to say while still being critical of their views. Author talks about people exploiting classics for their political agenda and that you can still enjoy misogynistic Victorian novels while being a feminist by understanding it was a different time and enjoy making comparisons from their time period to present day.

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The blurb on this book describes it as a being “wrapped in a big gay blanket” and that is the perfect description for this book. It was so comforting.

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Beautiful artwork and wording that describes the cycle of moods as seasons.

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Good book to start with to learn the basics about poetry. As someone with no formal training in poetry and just wanted to know more about form and what goes into a poem to better understand the meaning and craft, this book is perfect!

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It‘s spooky season! Perfect book to get in the Halloween mood!

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Goblin Girl | Moa Romanova
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Graphic novel about panic attacks and how the author copes. I also loved the art style.

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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Fantastic book! Unnamed character was relatable and the authors way of catching the introspective monologue was perfect.

charl08 Yes. Such a lovely book. 4mo
Chelsea.Poole I agree! 4mo
monalyisha I like your photo. 😊 4mo
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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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I just couldn‘t really get into this.

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Been meaning to read this ever since I read Normal People and finished it before her next book comes out today! Great book!

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Great book! Grenouille has no odor and has a great sense of smell. He goes from a tanner, to a perfumer, to isolation, and back to create the perfect scent. The way the author captured the pervasiveness of Grenouille's feelings about scents is creepily perfect.

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Appreciated the balance of science and family history that Rebecca Skloot created for her book.

kspenmoll Fantastic book. 5mo
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Took me 32 hours but I did it.

TiredLibrarian Congrats! Started but never finished. 5mo
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Odes to Lithium | Shira Erlichman
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Collection of poems about bipolar disorder and the drugs people take for it. Really moving as the poet gets personal about her journey.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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This book was so good!! The writing is beautiful and even if you aren‘t familiar with Shakespeare, you will find something to love about this book!

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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The pacing of the book bothered me at first but it got better as the book went along. I finally read it! After 5+ years in my tbr!

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Loved this book! Perfect summer thriller.

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Fictionalization of Johannes Kepler‘s mom being accused of being a witch in 1600s Germany told through testimonies, letters, and the accounts of the accused and her neighbor.

Enjoyable read, was a bit confusing when changing perspectives.

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Obit | Victoria Chang
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Great collection! This book reached me at a perfect time for this type of book making it a great experience.

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Great accessible poetry about black and Latino experiences.

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Plague | Albert Camus
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Didn‘t really think this through reading Plague at a hospital cafe. Oops.

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The Age of Phillis | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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Great book! Reflective of history and how it relates to today.

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I love Grady Hendrix‘s books and jumped on the chance to get an #arc from #netgalley! This book did not disappoint. Final Girl Support Group is for the surviving women whose crimes inspired slasher franchises. When one of the members doesn‘t show up for a session, Lynnette suspects someone is once again trying to kill the final girls. Interesting take on slasher films and giving depth to characters that are kind of glossed over in the movies.

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Past month really has been frantic and it‘s nice just to get back to normal Sunday activities of running errands, grabbing tea, the reading.

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Lean Against This Late Hour | Garous Abdolmalekian
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Great collection with a variety of subjects, instantly became one of my favorite books!

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Fiend | Peter Stenson
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Fiend has been on my tbr for years! Making an effort this year to read some of my backlog. Interesting concept this book has, zombie apocalypse but all the survivors are meth addicts.

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I‘m a little over halfway through and at first I was annoyed with how Eloise was being portrayed with her spinsterhood and ideas on relationships because it didn‘t fit her character in previous books. That only lasts for the first few chapters then it makes a little more sense.

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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Listening to one of my favorite writers!

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Home Body | Rupi Kaur
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Rupi Kaur sticks with her style of poetry in her latest book, I would of liked to see more experimentation, but she continues grow her style in this book which is great to see!

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Ramifications | Daniel Saldaa Pars
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Loved this book and I didn‘t expect a short book to pack such a emotional punch but yeah it did. Took me longer than I would of liked to read because of the Arctic blast in Texas that cause the blackouts and water shortage. I was lucky to have power most of the time but I had a packed apartment with people who lost power. Parents house had a busted pipe and it‘s a struggle to find pasts & a plumber...

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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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Local library got Neil Gaiman for an author talk!

charl08 Wow! 11mo
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Happy Valentine‘s Day! 🤣