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broomperson

broomperson

Joined September 2016

everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it
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Lumberjanes | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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Mehso-so

I liked this but I didn't love it. The issue I have with a lot of comics is that I just want more. I like reading more than pictures. I did like the story and the mystery and will probably continue with it but it just wasn't as amazing as I was hoping.

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Mehso-so

Obviously this wasn't an enjoyable read, but I certainly learned from it. I didn't always like the author's tone but she definitively wants to bring awareness to an important issue.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Pickpick

I finished this in one day. I thought it was going to just be a cult story but it turned out to be so much more.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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The menu at the restaurant where I ate last night

rather_be_reading super cool! 👍 2y
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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story | Melissa de la Cruz
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Thematically linked beer and book

EllieDottie 😂😂😂😂 2y
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Gnomon: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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Pickpick

It's hard both to review and describe this one. It's a long twisty tale that folds in on itself. If that sounds interesting then you might like this, but I can also see people really disliking or just losing patience with it.

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On the last day of the year, I finished the #readharder challenge!

Sweettartlaura Whoo hoo! 2y
Libby1 Well done, @broomperson ! 2y
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I've really been slacking off on litsy, but when I saw this I couldn't resist posting

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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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Pickpick

I just read this for the second time for a book club, so I was paying a lot more attention to themes and subtleties. Not everyone picked up on everything capote was saying, which I'm not sure it's because he had to do it so carefully in the time he was writing or just because they weren't being careful readers. Anyway, I enjoyed it.

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Pickpick

I play a little music bit I've never been a serious musician. Min helped me to understand how integral music was to her life, and how it gave her a voice she didn't otherwise have. She also somewhat more implicitly discusses issues of being a woman and more specifically a Korean woman and how that affected decisions she made (or were made for her). #firsttoread

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Turns out the book that worked for 3 #readharder categories also fit a box on the #litsyreadingchallenge #worksmartnothard

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Pickpick

This was on my nook and I chose to read it because it fulfilled several of the #readharder requirements. It really transported me to a different time and place (1890s Malaysia) and the author included a great note about the culture of that time, as well as where she took some liberties. It's outside of my usual zone, which is the point of read harder, and I really ended up enjoying it.

Dragon I have this on my tbr. I bought it for the beautiful cover. 😀 3y
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Pickpick

I don't know if I can fit all of my thoughts here and I'm not going to address the circumstances of it's publication, but the bottom line is I liked it. There were times when, especially given recent events, I could really relate to what Jean Louise was feeling. A friend told me she had seen a huge generational gap between people who liked and didn't like this book and I have found that to be the case as well. Check GR for more.

Libby1 How clever you are using this painting when reviewing this book! 2y
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If you're interested in 1960s-70s New York art and music, I'd definitely recommend this oral history. In some ways, I'd rather just read a book written from the perspective of an unbiased researcher, but it was also great to read the way that people really remembered and felt about things that were happening at the time. #mounttbr

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I know people have mixed feelings about the book but this quote is just really resonating with me

rather_be_reading love this book! 2y
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Does this count as a #lovetriangle? #feistyfeb

Dragon Oh yes! Definitely a triangle! 3y
rubyslippersreads One of the most famous! 3y
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Pickpick

I listened to the audio narrated by Scott brick and it was long but I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure I'd ever read anything in the "true crime" genre before but I'm definitely interested in reading more, as well as reading more about the Manson Family.

Sweettartlaura I listened to this too - regardless of the length it was mesmerizing. I learned a lot, too. 3y
ninjypants I read this book as a kid--maybe 13 or 14? It scared the crap outta me but I have loved true crime ever since! 3y
RadicalReader @broomperson how long did the book take you to listen to? 3y
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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My tattoo is a quote from this #anthropomorphiccharacter #feistyfeb

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The Firebird | Susanna Kearsley
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Library sale #bookhaul

rather_be_reading awesome 😍 2y
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Tampa | Alissa Nutting
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Disturbing but excellent #onewordtitle #riotgrams

rather_be_reading haha great evaluation 2y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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These are all ones I've re-read frequently. #feistyfeb

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The Island of Dr. Libris | Chris Grabenstein
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Mehso-so

I really loved escape from Mr limoncello's library, but this one just didn't have the same fun to it. I wanted a quick, light read and it served that purpose but I didn't think the characterization was really consistent and the ending was just too clean. #bookaboutbooks #readharder

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This is a #slowread for me not because I don't like it but just because I don't have as much audio book time these days and it's pretty long. #readjanuary

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Page 24. #readjanuary

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Shadowbahn | Steve Erickson
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Pickpick

This is tough to review as it's unlike anything I've read before. It sort of imagines an America where Elvis's twin was born instead of him, and it also explores American culture and music and how we've been shaped by 9/11. There are so many references to so many 20th century events and people and works which as a pop culture junkie I loved. The writing style took some getting used to, though. #firsttoread

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I haven't read this yet but it was the first thing I could find that fit for #royals. #readjanuary

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This is set in my town. I actually live in one of the houses built in 1943 to house all of the workers in the "secret city" #readjanuary

rather_be_reading no way!! 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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A few of my ebooks with girl in the title for #readjanuary

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Shadowbahn | Steve Erickson
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Not sure yet how I feel about the book, but this quote stood out: "as pictures pin the maps of our lives, music marks the calendar."

Sweettartlaura I shared this quote somewhere, too! 3y
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Demons | Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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Everyone loves Dostoevsky but I just can't. It didn't help that I got halfway through the book not understanding the naming conventions and thinking that 2 people were like 5 different characters. I'm ok with Tolstoy or bulgakov but this guy's just not for me I guess. #dnf #readjanuary

beccaeve I haven't attempted Dostoevsky... (but I like the image you chose 😍) 3y
mom2bugnbee My 14yo fangirl daughter approves of this picture to accompany your title. 😉 3y
Texreader Perfect image for your post!!! 3y
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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This book always pops up on those lists of books people have read or should read and it just doesn't really interest me at all. #readjanuary

BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm with you. One of my friends has tried multiple times to convince me - to no avail! 3y
Dragon I bought the book a couple years ago but haven't read it yet. 3y
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Pickpick

I wavered between pick and so-so but I actually really liked the ending so I bumped it up. This was so much more disturbing than the troop, even though there wasn't as much gore. It explored more human evil and that was the part that made it really scary. #litsyreadingchallenge

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Burr: A Novel | Gore Vidal
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Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature | Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes
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I love the illustrations in this kids book #booksaboutnature #readjanuary

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Dangerous Liaisons | Choderlos De Laclos
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I read this in French back in college and I'd like to re-read it, maybe in English. #epistolary #readjanuary

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Look Who's Back | Timur Vermes
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I don't have many books with faces on them and am terrible at selfies, but here is my #bookface. #readjanuary

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How to Be a Hero | Florence Parry Heide
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this illustration is what sold me on the book. thankfully my daughter loves it, as in, has wanted to read it every single night since we checked it out

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This is more of a to-finish than a to-read since I've already started most of the books I hope to read this month but here it is. #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

Sweettartlaura I JUST finished the audio of Helter Skelter - wow!😮 3y
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My main resolution for the year is to complete the read harder challenge. #readjanuary @RealLifeReading

brilliantglow Mine too lol though i also combined it with #litsyAtoZ, #litsyreadingchallenge and #mounttbr 3y
broomperson @brilliantglow I'm thinking about adding #litsyreadingchallenge. What's #mounttbr? Sounds intimidating 3y
brilliantglow #mounttbr is the easiest. You sign up to "climb" a mountain based on your list of tbr books that you already own. There's different mountains you can tackle for how many books you aim to read. You can check out the goodreads group to see the different mountains, info and to sign up: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/202951-mount-tbr-2017 3y
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an international move, a re-read of infinite jest, and a major downturn in audio book time meant that I didn't read nearly as much as I'd hoped to this year. but I did read a lot of really good ones.

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tomorrow we drive from New Orleans to oak ridge, tn. luckily, my library had this available.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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playing the dune board game. hour 3, turn 4

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We Found a Hat | Jon Klassen
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today's #bookhaul. Sadie actually picked out the Jon klassen.

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Yes, Chef: A Memoir | Marcus Samuelsson
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he forgot to say upstream both ways

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Iceling | Sasha Stephenson
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Mehso-so

This was a decent YA book about a girl's relationship with a strange sister she can never hope to understand. I liked the idea behind this section.

also I got the book from penguin's first to read.

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it's like if Pynchon and dfw had written secret history but set it in a high school.

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President Squid | Aaron Reynolds
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we read this weirdly prescient book at my daughter's story time and I thought it was a great lighthearted choice for #photoadaynov16 #politicalfiction

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I don't read too many books that annoy me but this one really did. #photoadaynov16

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Prayer for Owen Meany | John Irving
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#photoadaynov16 #setinasmalltown

one of my favorites. I need to re-read it.

alisahar Love this book. 3y
ClairesReads The best! 3y
Kaye All time favorite book. 2y
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Book Jumper | Mechthild Glaser
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Mehso-so

I love the premise of jumping into books. The execution wasn't perfect; there were some YA tropes that are pretty overdone. That could be because it's in translation; there were some other things that reflected German culture more so it could be that clumsy special heroine has a different vibe over there. #netgalley #translation