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bookishbitch

Joined September 2016

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This was a good one to listen to because I never would have known the proper pronunciation of many of the words myself. The author really dove headfirst into the culture and experiences of the country. I really enjoyed this one and learned a lot.

aartichapati I have a feeling the person reading the audiobook did not pronounce the words correctly, either, judging by her name :) 1d
bookishbitch @aartichapati I would think someone getting paid to read a book then does research on the pronunciation of any words contained within. Otherwise people would complain. Plus she sounded comfortable with the words to my ear. Names don't really tell you a person's background. 1d
CarolynM I really enjoyed this when I read it a few years ago. You may be interested in the book her partner wrote about this period in their lives 1d
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bookishbitch @CarolynM I will have to check that out. Thanks! 21h
aartichapati @bookishbitch yes, it‘s very possible! I have listened to multiple books with narrators who mispronounce Indian words and names all the time, that‘s all. 10h
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My illustrated version is in paperback. I actually prefer paperbacks over hardcovers. Who else collects multiple covers and versions of the same book?

WomanistBibliophile I prefer paperbacks over hardbacks too! But haven‘t ever bought different covers of the same book 3d
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Time for a re-read! (Got a new Bloomsbury cover set of 3 so this is a new map for me.)

BookishMarginalia Lovely #BookishMap of Hogwarts and environs! 4d
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Finally going to get re-started playing the game. I haven't played in over 30 years so I decided, with YouTube's help, to begin with these. I'm pretty excited about it. And there are also 2 online versions if I can't get into, or start, a local game. By the way watching live games on YouTube is addicting. Don't say you weren't warned. Off to read my rule books and create my character!

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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Saw this at my local bookshop and had to have it.

Aims42 I loved this book so much!! But, my mom couldn‘t get into it. I hope you enjoy it!! 2w
marleed It‘s a wonderful book! 2w
megnews I loved it! 2w
bookishbitch @Aims42 @marleed @megnews Glad to hear all the positive reviews! Thank you! 2w
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I was excited to see this in my favorite indie bookstore. I read this a while ago on my kindle and really enjoyed it. It has such an interesting plot. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys sci-fi. I'm not sure why it is considered "feminist" sci-fi though.

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Winner for the 1st finished book of 2020! The ending snuck up on me due to an excerpt for another book being at the end. (A kindle downside.) It was much better than I expected and I will definitely be checking more books out in the series. I still hate this cover though. This is not an outfit that she would have worn, nor was it even mentioned. It is very 80's though which may have been the point for a specific targeted audience.

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This was the last book I finished in 2019. Ironically the first book I finished in 2019 was By the lake of sleeping children by Luis Alberto Urrea, which was about life on the border in Mexico. It was bleak. This was also bleak but did have some moments of hope too. I'm unsure which book I'm currently reading that I will finish first for 2020. I am planning a Harry Potter series re-read too. They keep me same. Well relatively that is.

charl08 Such a powerful book. I have even pressed this on people at work. 2w
bookishbitch @charl08 I agree. It was a book club read. I have already passed it on. 2w
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I found a UK version of The goblet of fire today at my favorite local book shop. AND it was on sale AND I had trade credit. Go me! I really want more of the UK bloomsbury covers for my collection. Both sets. (Or maybe there are more. I'm unsure.)

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Apocalypse Suite | Gerard Way
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This was excellent but FAR different from the Netflix show. The characters are all there but with differences, some small and some drastic. I prefer the show so likely won't read any more.

jpmcwisemorgan I read this and it was kind of meh so I‘ve not read anymore and I skipped the show too. Is the show better? 3w
bookishbitch @jpmcwisemorgan I think the show is much better. 3w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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My bookish haul. The wand is a Hermione Granger replica for my HP collection. I hope everyone got some new books and bookish things for their obsession. Happy Christmas!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! May there be great books in your future. I am terrible at selfies, especially when trying to fit this handsome face in with me. My arms are just to darn short! The tagged book is on my want to read soon list. This is my buddy Haukur and he is an Icelandic Horse.

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We saw the new Star Wars movie last night. It did not disappoint. It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I advise anyone wanting to miss spoilers go see it as soon as possible. A lot happens. I'm almost halfway through this book and am enjoying much more than I expected to. I do absolutely hate this cover though. I'm actually reading it on my kindle so this copy is going to a new home soon to free up a spot on my shelf.

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I do love a good free ARC. A bonus to buying at my local indie book store.

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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Picked up my special order today. This is going to be my brother's Christmas gift. He loves horror. My sister and I read this as a buddy read and enjoyed it. I think he will too.

TrishB A good read 👍🏻 1mo
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Found at goodwill. Nabbed for my sister's collection. The weird part is that I was just talking about this movie the other day.

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I was frustrated that I hadn't been able to watch more of the series so I checked this out of the library yesterday. Then today I unexpectedly had the house to myself and knocked a few episodes out. I'm still planning on reading this as well. Especially since the books are almost always better.

Soubhiville I love this cover! 1mo
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The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway
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Bought to be a Christmas gift for a cellist I know. It looks really great. I'm not a fan of the review right on the cover though.

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Untitled | Unknown
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We got a new recliner couch this week so I had to rearrange the living room a bit to make it fit. My stepfather used to say I have 10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag. I know, so eloquent. This is our old loveseat which is now my comfy reading area. My husband wants to replace this with a different chair or recliner but I'm not sure. I kind of love how cozy it is. I'll have to think about my options.

AkashaVampie it looks comfy... i would say keep it!! 1mo
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Current book club read. I already know it's going to break my heart.

annahenke I don‘t know if I can handle this one emotionally. Sounds amazing! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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THIS NEEDS TO BE A THING!!! #makeitso

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Stuck at work for lunch due to the weather. Such a bummer. #notreally

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Mrs. Miracle Christmas | Debbie Macomber
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I had to send a book to someone. This seemed appropriate for the season.

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This made me chuckle. And she's right of course.

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The rule is that you don't buy yourself anything the month before Christmas. Nothing was said about freebies.

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I learned a lot with this one. Mostly that I know nothing. It turns out many laws designed to "protect" prostitutes actually mostly make them less safe instead. It is interesting how horrible we as a society can be to marginalized people. I also learned there are more different types of feminists than I realized. Not all of them seem to believe everyone is equal in value after all. That is so sad. Our world needs more empathy and less judgement.

charl08 Have you come across Banyard's book?- I wondered if they acknowledge her crit at all. I will stack your one - such a difficult issue. 2mo
bookishbitch @charl08 I have not see that one. Will have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up. 2mo
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Anyone else a fan of the movie A Christmas Story? This is the book it's based on. I snagged it for my mother as a gift since she is a little obsessed with it. I might have to borrow it from her though.

CarolynM One of my favourite films! I've never read the book, though. I love that edition you have there. 2mo
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This covers quite a lot. From his beginnings as a disillusioned teen and drama student, his movie and tv career, to his amazing work giving back to first responders and veterans. Overall I really enjoyed it, even if it is heavy on facts in places. Excuse my recycled photo. I took the dustjacket off to protect it and now I can't find it. Which is making me absolutely insane. I'm usually very careful with them!

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Sometimes you just to go old school and consult the book. My riding has come a long way in the past 2 years. Now we are starting to do more advanced stuff and I feel like a rank beginner again. YouTube videos can certainly be helpful, but nothing beats reading, and re-reading, a good explanation of the exercise broken down. This book is perfect for that.

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The Shadowed Sun | N. K. Jemisin
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Even though I just bought book one, and haven't read it yet, I couldn't pass this up when I stumbled across it. I hope book one is good.

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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My son read and reccomended it to me. It amazes me how many try to deny white privilege exists. It can be tough to read in parts, but I'm so glad I got through it. I do love the authors notes at the end about her research and how she wanted to make sure it was a true representation of some of the issues of race. No one book can do it all, but this sure makes you think about our part in the world. I think I will be recommending this one a lot.

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The Killing Moon | N. K. Jemisin
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I just realized I read a lot of "book ones". This sounded so interesting I couldn't pass it up. And I love the cover.

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I've heard good things about this one. It looks and sounds like a fun read.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I went to the bookstore just to browse. Resistance was futile.

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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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I started listening to this and didn't get very far before the author made a rape joke and I just noped right the hell out of there. If that is what passes as his humor I didn't need to hear one word more. Having sex with someone while they aren't conscious is not acceptable. Yes it is a work of fiction, but this is what normalizing rape looks like. I mean, would you want your son thinking that is ok? I sure don't. Just my 2 cents.

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I loved this. It is really funny. Plus it reminds me of one of my aunt's, who I love. I only wished it were longer.

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When I was a kid one of the stories in this book completely freaked me out. Reading it as an adult it still packs a punch. Happy Halloween!

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A splurge from my travels. Thankful for airport shopping opportunities. #househufflepuff

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Blood of Elves | Andrzej Sapkowski
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I read this as a precursor to the show coming to Netflix. I really enjoyed parts of it, but some of it was confusing and not as well written. It ended abruptly and with loose ends. (What I thought was more story was a sneak peek at the next book.) I'm glad I read it, but probably won't read any more in the series. I'm looking forward to the show.

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Another vacation read. And I loved this one too. Apparently it was ground breaking for the time period, to point out the double standard of marriage for men vs women. I'm always grateful when I read these kinds of stories to be born in the here and now as a woman. (Though we still have our challenges.) It is hard to see but there was a double rainbow to the right of the book.

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been on vacation. I loved this book! It got creepy. And the page edges are black which just adds to the creepy look. This is the library copy but I might have to buy my own. I will definately be doing a re-read. It's hard to believe this is the authors debut book. Amazing writing and concept. I will be reading whatever she writes next for sure.

ChasingOm The sequel is scheduled to come out in June of next year! 3mo
bookishbitch @ChasingOm Good to know. Thank you! 3mo
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I loved this. I can see why some call it a book lovers book. It had me guessing right to the end. And I still have one unanswered question. I enjoyed listening to this one as I find English accents quite lovely.

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Current pile in progress, not counting two others on my kindle. It's weird that I have some memory deficit, and yet can read many books at once and keep them all straight.

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Seems like a good book to read in October. While I normally love protective sleeves, this makes it hard to get a good photo of this amazing cover.

saresmoore This is a perfect October read. 3mo
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Keeping Bees | John Vivian
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Couldn't resist this find at my local book store. Not planning on keeping bees, but I figured it might also have some interesting and potentially helpful bee info. Plus, it could come in handy should an apocalypse befall us.

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Stern Men: A Novel | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I loved this one. The writing and the story both. It takes place off the coast of Rockland Maine, which is the next town over from me so I admit I had some bias since I've visited the islands it was based on. (The names were changed but I knew!) She got a lot of details right. This cover is stupid though and doesn't go with the story at all. A plain lobster boat would have been a better choice.

AmyG Thanks for posting this. I love her books and hd never heard of this. 4mo
bookishbitch @AmyG Happy to help! 😊 4mo
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This book needs to be taught in every history class in this country. I thought I had an idea of the atrocities perpetuated against our indigenous people. It turns out my knowledge was only a tip of the iceberg. It has changed my view in so many ways. It was an uncomfortable read, but I believe important. This one will stay with me forever.

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I just found out there is a Little Free Library near me! This makes me so happy!

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I've just started this and am already in love.

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I picked up my next book club read. I have a week to read it. It looks excellent though.

Chelsibno I loved reading this book! I learned so many facts that I‘d never heard before. 4mo
bookishbitch @Chelsibno Glad to hear that! 4mo
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