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Karkar

Karkar

Joined July 2016

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Woodworm | Layla Martinez
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Just finished up this one. I was not sure I was going to like it but it captured me.

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The Deep | Alma Katsu
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I did not know much about this book before I read it. I loved Alma‘s other book the Hunger. This was a light pick for me. I just could not seem to fully get into the story.

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Wow that was not at all what I was expecting. I am kinda still at a loss for words. 🐰🦌🦊

Melismatic One of my faves! 2mo
Ruthiella Loved this one! 🐰😱 2mo
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Riot Baby | Tochi Onyebuchi
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I knew nothing going into this book but I enjoyed it a lot. Very different from what the cover made my brain decide what the book was about.

Reggie I finished this a week ago. I thought it was so depressing. She has all those powers and still felt powerless for a lot of the book. 2mo
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Black Water Rising | Attica Locke
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Mehso-so

This was my least favorite of all three of Attica Locke‘s books. Just could not get myself to care about the characters.

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The Broken Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
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I loved this book more than the first one in the trilogy. I fell in love with the characters and even cried a bit.

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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This was great! Sheba was excited to have done couch time with Mom!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Love T. Kingfisher 4mo
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Horrorstor | Grady Hendrix
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At Scarlet Lane Brewery for Scarelastic Bookfair featuring horror authors and a few independent publishers. It was awesome! Got so many new books, totally blew my budget. 100% would do again.

Karisimo @karkar Do you live in McCordsville or nearby?! I know exactly where this is! 4mo
Karkar I live in Cincinnati area so it was a quick 2 hour drive. 4mo
AmyG Sounds fun! 4mo
ericarobynreads Ah this is so cool!!! I want to go one of these years! 4mo
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The Lies of the Ajungo | Moses Ose Utomi
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Such a great novella. My first 5 star of the year. So much story is packed into slim volume. I cannot wait for this author‘s next book

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I really enjoyed this book. I always feel like Jason Reynolds books are so much more than they are on he surface. He is most definitely an auto buy author!

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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Reread this one for my family book club. I love these bunnies.

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2023: A Trilogy | The Justified Mu
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Pretty good year. Did not make my goal but that is okay. It was a very busy work year and other personal things, so I am happy with 64.

Amiable Great job!
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Ruthiella Nice work! 👏👏👏 6mo
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Thank you so much for this awesome #jolabokaflod @Graciouswarriorprincess I am ready to sit back and relax for the day! Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting once again.

Graciouswarriorprincess @Karkar Enjoy! Merry Christmas!🎄 7mo
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@Graciouswarriorprincess and @MaleficentBookDragon it‘s here! Also in my favorite color purple!! ❤️❤️#jolabokaflodswap

Graciouswarriorprincess Hurray!!!! I am so happy that I wrapped it your favorite color! Enjoy and happy reading!! 7mo
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@MaleficentBookDragon sent off my #Jolabokaflodswap package today. Should be there Friday.

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Oh I have liked everything I have read so far from N. K. Jemisin. This was not as good as broken earth. But extremely solid and I cannot wait to read the next one.

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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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Wow still sitting with this one as I did not expect that at all. All the trigger warnings but if you like horror it was great book.

Reggie Oh man, I love this backwoods Greek tragedy of a book. Soo good. I felt so bad for that kid. 9mo
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As with most short story collections, there are some really good ones and some that are okay. I did like how SK gave the background of the stories. I wish they always did that!

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Hand on the Wall | Maureen Johnson
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Glad to have finished out the mystery of who did it and how. Nice set of YA books.

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Dinosaur Friendship | James Stewart
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I just love all these books! Some of these just get me so much! ❤️🦖📚❤️🦖🦕

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Bloodmarked | Tracy Deonn
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Ready for the next one to see how this all ends. I am the minority as I liked the first book better.

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I thought this was going to be more horror ghosts. But totally took a different turn. I really enjoyed the book. It was a good book for being the authors first novel. Looking forward to more works from this author.

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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Ready for the next one. I have to know how this ends. I wish I would not have waited so long between reading the first and the second one.

willaful I waited about a day. 😂 9mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Holy Cow 7 years!!! ❤️📚📚❤️

Amiable Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 12mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 12mo
Hooked_on_books Woohoo! Happy Litsyversary! 🥳 12mo
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JamieArc Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉. May you have a great year of reading ahead of you! 12mo
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 12mo
julesG Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🎉🎉 12mo
IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!!!! 12mo
mrp27 🎉📚🎉📚 12mo
SilversReviews Congrats!! 12mo
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Read this for the family bookclub. I really thought this would be more about the dictionary but it was really a coming of age story. My mom really liked it. I thought it was a low pick.

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Oh I think I am in love with this book! I was not expecting to start it but my library hold came in and man I devoured it in two days.

TracyReadsBooks Love this book! And the sequel is even better! 1y
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Been in a bit of a reading slump. Trying to jump start it again with this one. I enjoyed the first one and it was a fairly easy read.

Karisa Such a fun series! I love Stevie! 1y
bthegood Hope this gets you out of your slump 🙂 1y
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I picked this one for our family bookclub this month. The title novella was my favorite. But I enjoyed most of the other stories as well. As with every short story collection you always have some that you do not like as well as others. This sparked some really good discussions with my Mom and Brother. I will most likely read her other book.

TheBookHippie I enjoyed this one. 1y
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While I still have one more to go in the series, it is pretty safe to say this is my favorite story in the series. I was not sure at first but as I read on I fell in love with it.

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I wanted to wait until some of the hype died down on this book. I am glad I did so I could go in not remembering much of what was said. This was a great book!

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I was surprised how much I enjoyed this it was an easy fast read. Not sure if the antics will be something I would want to read again and again. The comparisons to Stephanie Plum I totally agree with.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 1y
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I think this my favorite book so far by Louise Erdrich. I love how timely it is, I love how she put herself in the book. I love that it is in a bookstore.

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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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This was a really raw look at Viola‘s childhood and formative years. She is one strong woman!

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Thank you Jenn!!!! I am so excited to read this one and Linder are awesome!!!! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this every year. It is my most favorite swap.

Born.A.Reader You're so welcome! Merry Christmas! 🎄Also, is the cover damaged or is it supposed to look distressed? 2y
Karkar @Born.A.Reader it is supposed to look like that. 📚📚 2y
Born.A.Reader Ok good. I was about to have it out with Amazon. 😂 2y
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Saw this over on Instagram and pretty sure I do not agree with any of these selections. What do you all think?

wanderinglynn Totally disagree that these are the “best” book covers. Unique, yes. But not the best. 2y
wanderinglynn Plus isn‘t “best” super subjective? 2y
TheKidUpstairs Only the bottom right one really catches my eye and interests me. The others are a bit meh to my eye, and wouldn't inspire me to pick them up. I guess everyone has their own tastes! 2y
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@TheAromaofBooks and @MaleficentBookDragon package on its way to Aroma of books!

Trashcanman That place in my mind 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I will be on the lookout!!! 2y
Karkar @Trashcanman 👋🏻👋🏻 2y
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@MaleficentBookDragon @Born.A.Reader My Jolabokaflod package came today. I had my husband open it and take this out so I can be surprised on the 24th! I am so excited!!!!

Born.A.Reader So glad you received it! I hope you enjoy! ❤ 2y
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Extremely interesting book. 6 out of 12 children with mental health disorders. The book focuses a lot on the family and the study of schizophrenia. I would have liked a bit more about the parents and their backgrounds.

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Mehso-so

Not sure what I think about this. Anyone else read this and what did you think?

SamAnne I absolutely loved his novel.Exit West. But agree, this one left me flat. Not well executed, story not fleshed out. I couldn‘t get invested in it. 2y
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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I remember this being in on someone‘s list as to have to read. I went in not remembering anything about why I had this on my to read. But I really liked the story, it turned into something different about half way thru. But I enjoyed it.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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This was way more intense than I was expecting from Jennette. Lots of trigger warnings. But I am glad I read it.

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Summer Sons | Lee Mandelo
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I had no idea what this about going just that the cover was cool and it was shelved under horror. I really enjoyed this story. Not really scary horror but maybe cause it deals with some supernatural elements maybe.

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I was really looking forward to this one. But maybe my hoes were too high and that made me not like it as well. I really wanted it to be all about all the stuff in our bodies. But there was too much about other things.

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Sparring Partners | John Grisham
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Really enjoyed this set of short stories. After I read them I noticed that they are part of a series but I thought they were good all on their own.

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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I did not know what to expect going in. I was not even sure what the book was about, just that it was always recommended. This is one of those books that will stick with me for awhile.

JillR I‘ve just finished this for our book club read. Didn‘t really fancy it, ended up loving it! 2y
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Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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This was a cute book. I wish I would have read it when was younger.

Pogue Love this book 2y
Pogue Love this book 2y
Sapphire This is a great read aloud with elementary age kids. A favorite classic. 2y
batsy Such a fun book 💙 2y
shanaqui I never did read this either, and I feel like I probably missed my moment for it! 2y
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This was a nice seasonal novella. Still really do not like Nesta. Lol.

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I like this series so far, not as much as her other ones but it is good. Now Nesta is about to drive me crazy!

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This is a blame it on Litsy read. It was super interesting and pulled me in right away. It is a nonfiction book that reads like fiction. Highly recommend.

BarbaraBB A fascinating book about a horrifying event! 2y
ElizaMarie This does sound very interesting!! 2y
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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Well that took a turn I was not expecting. I enjoyed this one!