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holarosarita

Joined March 2017

Sorry I don't really read.
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Buried Screams | C. Dean Andersson
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Teen scream! With disclaimer!

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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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Had this on my radar for #readharder2019 but had no idea it was so wee!

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Sign #212 that the 2016 election fucked me up: I cried actual tears about the outcome of this fake election AND got chills when Texas went blue

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Wicked Like a Wildfire | Lana Popovic
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Well, I WAS having a peaceful book/pool moment and then four tween boys arrived. 😒

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Long day, long week, not over yet... Apparently this qualifies as a book by or about someone who identifies as neurodiverse for #readharder2019 so here we are!

khooliha Earlier I re-lived you saying "oh no, my cactus" so this is wholly appropriate 3mo
holarosarita @khooliha It actually is a great big saguaro this time! 3mo
khooliha @holarosarita I hope very much that it isn't killed by pointless ghosts! 3mo
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I finished this book last night and had Chinese for lunch today. Coincidence? No! This cover just looks so tasty!

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The Whale Rider | Witi Ihimaera
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Maybe I was set up by the author‘s note at the beginning talking about how he wanted to write a story for his daughters where a girl is the hero, but our hero had a disappointing lack of agency. I‘d love to know what was driving her besides, apparently, being the fulfillment of a prophecy.

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The Whale Rider | Witi Ihimaera
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Picked a new #ownvoicesOceania book for #readharder2019 (the most obvious choice, I know) and it is short! 🙌

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Some real basic principles being adduced here, but very very charming nonetheless.

khooliha Hooray! You liked a manga! 5mo
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Okay, maybe I love two men.

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I love one (1) man and it is Mike the Canadian

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khooliha You didn't even ask for a recommendation, but this one I would have mentioned to you. Haven't read it, but have heard nothing but good things. 5mo
holarosarita @khooliha I decided to strike out on my own. If this doesn‘t work out, I will ask for recs! 5mo
khooliha @holarosarita I encourage own-striking! I hope it does work out. 5mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon

I read a lot of fanfic and this books still made me feel like saying, “damn, Diana, I didn‘t need to know about ALL your kinks.”

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon

I swear to god this book is getting longer as I read it.

Hazel0303 That is my only “complaint” with this series, although I‘ve only read up to the 4th book and it worked for me in that one. You can tell her background is in research. But sometimes, it gets to be a little much. 5mo
holarosarita I‘m reading an e-edition with a bunch of other stuff stuck on the end, so it‘s kind of hard to gauge progress. But I swear it was 50 pages shorter when I started. 5mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon

I am still doing #readharder2019 even though I‘ve fallen way behind. I‘m going to try to read Ootlander for my #historicalromancebyanAOC because I just learned that Diana Gabaldon is Latinx. And because my local library sadly did not have any of the other titles I thought of for this one.

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A Killer in the House | J. H. Carroll
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And the first thing they do is talk about GREAT EXPECTATIONS??? #halp

khooliha Your nemesis eternal rises again! 6mo
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A Killer in the House | J. H. Carroll
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This #teenscream is dedicated to the guy from Motörhead. ??‍♀️

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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Fucking Italian Forrest Gump

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan

This guy is obsessed with how tall everyone is! (Should I keep track of everyone‘s height and use it to make on those logic puzzles? Anna is taller than Mimo but shorter than Pino...etc.)

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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Now for a book club book! (She of the bad back cover pun.)

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Mehso-so

My book with less than 100 Goodreads reviews for #readharder2019! Unfortunately it‘s a little too busy in that way that mysteries tend to be so that they can keep ya guessin‘. Also feels weirdly mid-2000s for a book published in 2018.

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The Swan Book | Alexis Wright
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Surprise! I didn‘t make it past the first page. Heavy subject matter + dense prose = it‘s a no from me dawg

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The Swan Book | Alexis Wright
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Reading a book about Australia while my boss is in Australia. For my #ownvoices book set in Oceania. #readharder2019

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#iconicfootnotes (Real nervous about how my book club mates are going to react to all of this.)

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#bookclub book! I actually bought a hard copy because the cover is so pretty. #mypick

khooliha It's gorgeous! 7mo
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Originally chose something else for my #ownvoices book set in Mexico for #readharder2019 but it turned out to be a bit hard-boiled for me and this seems more my speed

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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Back on my bullshit. #abookaboutjournalism #readharder2019 (sort of about journalism, also about Y2K, SECOND BOOK THIS MONTH ABOUT Y2K) (this library book is filthy)

khooliha It is attached... to dirt. 8mo
holarosarita @khooliha I‘m not sure if I‘m responsible for the external filth or if it came that way. It miiiight be soot from a candle that I have to stick my hand all the way in to light. 8mo
holarosarita @khooliha Also, although a great deal of this book is about email, no one ever actually sends an attachment. 8mo
khooliha @holarosarita This attachment oversight is an AFFRONT 8mo
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Love a good...whatever this is 2/3 of the way through a piece of fiction. #scifi #scifinonsense #timetravel

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Not sure this book is actually set in space? Like space space. Maybe more like L-space? But it is one of Book Riot‘s suggestions for this prompt so I‘m going with it. #abookbyanAOCinoraboutspace #readharder2019

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Mehso-so
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Never has a book so succinctly summed up how I feel about reading it.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Putting this in as #ahumorbook, let‘s see if it makes me laugh! #readharder2019

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Twisted | R. L. Stine
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R. L. Stine‘s resume circa 1987.

khooliha Wait, Eureka's Castle?! WHAT 10mo
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Twisted | R. L. Stine
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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A nice slim volume. Hopefully a quick read? #runningoutoftime #podcasthomework #bringonthesadkids

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The Explosionist | Jenny Davidson
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They‘re making (unintentional?) sex robots. ☹️

khooliha Oh noooooo 10mo
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The Explosionist | Jenny Davidson
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Clearly, I am in the right place.

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The Explosionist | Jenny Davidson
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Return to challenge reading! #analternatehistorynovel #readharder2019

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The Original Girl On Fire™️: Esmé Squalor

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I was so mad when I first read this and the survivor turned out to be Quigley Quagmire. Like, there‘s no reason it would have been one of the parents with so many fires to choose from. But still, So Mad.

khooliha The phrase So Many Fires to Choose From is the whole series. That's it. 10mo
holarosarita @khooliha Sad but true. 10mo
Peddler410 I just finish reading this to my daughter. We both had the opposite reaction! We were so excited 😊 5mo
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So ahead of its time! All in the first chapter! From 2003!

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Ugh, I know, I‘m supposed to be challenge reading. But my sweet Baudelaires need me!

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You know, I don‘t know much about the classics...

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Playing fast and loose with the categories already #anepistolarynovel (not really) #orcollectionofletters (sorta kinda) #readharder2019

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Wolf Baby!

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My re-read of these kind of stalled. But what better time to pick it back up again than when trapped in the backseat on a road trip like a child.

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Fat Girl on a Plane | Kelly Devos
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Enthusiasm!

holarosarita J/k I don‘t want to read this! 11mo
khooliha @holarosarita You too have enthusiasm! 11mo
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