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beeweird

beeweird

Joined September 2016

Loves books, needlework, and the Oxford Comma.
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One of those books that's easy to read because of the writing, but also hard to read, it's hard to watch someone's big dreams and best intentions unravel so spectacularly. 💔🐒🐒🐒🐒🏡

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"He drafted his resignation... he would deliver the letter and formally recommemd the zoo's permanent closure... For the first time in years, sprawled out on his bed, parents asleep in the room across the hall, Dick dared to look past tomorrow. And for a tiny fleeting moment, he felt relief.

A few days later, Johnny Carson called back."

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Church Of Marvels | Leslie Parry
Mehso-so

It's a marvel that I finished. ⭐⭐⭐

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🌟Reread Never Let Me Go before watching the movie, does that count?
🌟The Asheville Bee Charmer by Carrie Schloss
🌟Beth Dooley, of In Winter's Kichen... she struck up a conversation with me thinking I was someone else 😂
🌟Turkish Delight! Verdict: I don't think I would sell out my siblings for more...

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CSeydel Totally counts! 2y
MatchlessMarie I tried Turkish delight too! I think I could find better things to sell out a sibling for 🤢😅 2y
beeweird @MatchlessMarie Right? They're a little "meh" for such an extreme reaction... although maybe that was the point... maybe the hot chocolate was exceptional ??☕ 2y
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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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I'd found this at a bookstore while on vacation, read the first few pages in the aisle there, and was so charmed by the narrator that I thought, "Sure, I'll follow you to Peru." I'm so glad I did. This story was refreshing and original, written in prose that glows softly like the clockwork lamps that illuninate the village of Bedlam. Appreciated the easter egg at the end, as well. I'll certainly keep my eye on this author. ????❤

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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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"...they were almost still here. Someone must have been proud to live in those mad houses. There weren't ghosts - I don't believe in ghosts - but standing there I wished I did because ghosts would have meant they were less lost." ???

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The Bedlam Stacks | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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I haven't read a good historical fiction with such interesting characters and hilarious banter in a long time. Just started this evening but might just finish over the weekend. 💰🌱🌳💚

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LOOK GUYS IT'S WORKING AS ADVERTISED 🌸❤👍

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Went to the #SDFestivalofBooks and would you believe that we brought an abundace of books with us #GreatPlainsLit #booksandbooksandbooks

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Mehso-so

Of course I enjoyed it, it's Skulduggery--but this one was a bit too political for me. Certain characters felt forced, and others are, well, different from earlier books in the series. Was pleased to welcome Omen Darkly to the story, though. 🌟🌟🌟.75

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@Charlios The table of contents ia conveniently laid out to show when the short stories in the collection take place amid the larger series. So you don't have to finish the series in order to enjoy it. 👍📚💀

LaLecture Oh, that's great! Thanks for posting :). 2y
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Yaaaas. So excited to begin reading this tonight.

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If you weren't already a fan of the visual and mental atrocity that is The Room, this book will make you one. Gives a few reasons behind a man who defies reason.

Personally, I am so grateful for a little clarification on the character Steven and why he, well, exists. ⭐⭐⭐.5

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"With that, Tommy went off to do his seagull thing elsewhere on set--making a lot of irritating noise while simultaneously shitting on everyone." ?

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"Watching this film is like getting stabbed in the head," said one viewer. Can confirm. Turns out the reality behind it is equally uncomfortable, but also hilarious. ?????

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Lamentation | Ken Scholes
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You ever finish a chapter and then stick your face in the book and scream a little because that was so, so good? 😱👏📚

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Lamentation | Ken Scholes
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So, just throwing this question out here: how do y'all feel about inscriptions and/or notes in second-hand books?

Personally, I'd love to know how this conversation with the book's previous owner and its author went down. 👀👂👻

TheLudicReader I think marginalia is cool...and I often wonder about the lives of the readers who came before me. 3y
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Gift from the Sea | Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"One is afraid. Naturally. Who is not afraid of pure space--that breathtaking empty space of an open door? But despite fear, one goes through to the room beyond." ???

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"why couldn't I be the kind of person who stays?" ???

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This Side of Paradise | Scott Fitzgerald

"It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being."

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This Side of Paradise | Scott Fitzgerald
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Never thought i'd say this, but after rereading Gatsby, i find myself on a Fitzgerald kick. 👑📚🍸

bitterbear I thought this side of paradise and the beautiful and the damned were awful... surprisingly enough at the time they were best sellers 3y
beeweird @bitterbear i read some contemporary reviews of Gatsby and This Side of Paradise (because i'm a dork like that) and i guess i'm not the only one who thought FSF's characters are shallow and boring, even if his writing improves in Gatsby. So that was encouraging! 3y
beeweird @bitterbear i havent! Adding it to #TBRpile. Thanks. :) 3y
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The Flame Alphabet | Ben Marcus
Bailedbailed

I genuinely liked certain parts of this, and I enjoyed thinking about language and communication so abstractly.

Still. Life is too short to finish a book you don't enjoy. The protagonist was an ass, too many things go unexplained, and the writing feels too concerned with being ~~Literary~~ than with reaching out to readers. Meh.

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The Flame Alphabet | Ben Marcus
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The main character can't possibly have enough sick days for the first chunk of this book to work... although adherence to reality might be the least of its worries. #impossible #LyricalApril 🔥😶📚

Cinfhen Uh oh! Doesn't sound too promising 😜 3y
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Spoils: Stories | Casey Pycior
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Casey Pycior reading from his latest.

From "Outing": I wonder sometimes, when it's late at night and she's in a lover's bed, does she tell this story the same way I do?"

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I'm determined to keep this Valentine's Day gift alive, so I bought myself this how-to guide. The writing is clear and friendly, like having your grandmother explain why your plants have struggled in the past, while also pointing out the rare and exotic blooms you've never noticed before. Full color, charming, accessible. Would recommend.

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Reading between batches of banana-oatmeal cookies. On my kindle so I don't get dough on a bookmark. 😊🍌😊🍌😊

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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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Really enjoyed this eclectic collection of short stories, although it took me ages to read to completion. Bit of a box of chocolates--some stories I just sampled, others I devoured, wishing there were more. A lovely way to be introduced to writers I'm not familiar with, and a great way to end my weekend. 🐲📚💞

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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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I love drunk magical people. 🌟🌟🌟

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

The narrative was refreshingly active, but the plot was predictable. I was in the mood for a young adult, though, so I enjoyed the ride and would read the rest of the series.

Full review here: https://annastokelywrites.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/review-shadow-and-bone/

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo

"I looked up through the broken beams of the barn's roof to the night sky. It was full of stars, but I could only see the endless reaches of darkness between them."

Really pretty imagery in this one. ? #ReadJanuary

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Another great addition to the series. Excellent action scenes, witty dialogue, several audible gasps when the turn of the page revealed an unexpected turn of events. Everything I wanted. 👍📚

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Love the dialogue in this series. 😂😂😂

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Really cute book that serves as a much needed reminder that every creative person struggles at being creative, no matter how long they've been working at their craft or how successful they've been. The author is a visual artist, so she gives a perspective on being creative that, as a writer, I found different and helpful. Giving it away as a Christmas present. 🎁📚👍

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Martin Eden (Revised) | Jack London
Mehso-so

Storywise, I loved this (except the end), as a reminder that you can't write for fame because fame is ultimately meaningless. There were lots of slow parts, and "dialogue" was really a collection of monologues or recaps of scenes, but overall, I enjoyed this.

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Excited to add this to my #TBR pile for #NonfictionNovember. Expecting to be challenged. Hoping for some insight. 📚📚📚📚

Libby1 How did you find it? 💚 3y
beeweird @Libby1 it was on a friend's bookshelf at work! 3y
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Martin Eden (Revised) | Jack London
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Actually laughed out loud 😂

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Martin Eden (Revised) | Jack London

"Hack-work and income first, masterpieces afterwards." Looks like the #writerslife hasn't changed all that much since 1909.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I CANNOT GET OVER HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY COVER IS #Booktober #TooBeautiful

valeriegeary Wow! It's already been 10 years?! Love this book. 3y
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Actually squealed when I saw this at #HeartlandFallForum16. Read this book four times in one summer back in high school. Still one of my favorites. (Bag from PenguinTeen)

TheLudicReader I also loved The Outsiders, but preferred That Was Then, This Is Now. 3y
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The Dreamer | Pam Munoz Ryan
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I've inherited an ecclectic library... just went through box 4 of 16. Finding all sorts of pretty treasures. #HelloOctober #SoManyBooks #NeverSayTooMany

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Got this book from a giveaway months ago... time to get it off the shelf at last! #HelloOctober

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The Flood Girls | Richard Fifield
Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one. Characters so eclectic and funny that I read several passages out loud to my husband, but there was a lingering hopelessness about their lives I found really uncomfortable.

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Not much remaining in The Remains of the Day... so far it's been a meandering story, the kind that dwells on unexpected things for an unexpected amount of time. Heartfelt and heartbreaking. I'm excited to finish, even though I get the feeling it'll be a total bummer. #PairWith: A window out of which to gaze thoughtfully between chapters, preferably looking over an English countryside.

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The University of Nebraska Press booth at South Dakota Book Festival. Great stories, great finds!

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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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Strange things happen when destiny is tampered with...

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Unnatural Creatures | Neil Gaiman
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"I have a presentiment of doom upon me," said Augustus TwoFeathers McCoy that night, in a bed that was far too small for him, before he slept. "And I fear it shall come to us with barbecue sauce."

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This Is Only a Test | B.J. Hollars
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A collection of essays on natural disasters--tornadoes, earthquakes, and fatherhood. Thoughtful and thought-provoking. I devoured this.

Well-ReadNeck Ooooooh! Sounds good. 3y
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Some of my very favorites. :) I'd recommend any in this pic!

Seraphina was a little slow, but if you're into world building, it was one heck of ride.

RanaElizabeth Seraphina owns my heart. 3y
MrBook Nice pic! And welcome to @Litsy ! Enjoy your stay 😎👍🏻. 3y
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