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khooliha

khooliha

Joined September 2016

Gonna get crushed by a tbr pile. They/Them
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Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett
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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett

Starting this book for #OokBOokClub and I am reminded: I don't much care about trains. It was one of my problems the first time around!

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi

Starting this book for my horror book club and I cannot tell you the dread I'm feeling, not because it is scary, but because I remember how Boy, Snow, Bird ended and I'm worried about this book doing something similar.

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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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My second favorite of this trilogy! A very good time.

khooliha Never gonna say no to a plotline that ends in a guy deciding to be an interesting character actor! 2w
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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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Shout out to my chaotic boy Alex - love ya, Alex!

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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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Got my pre-order bonus cover and I Love It

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Mehso-so

You ever see a book spend 80% of its page count undermining its own message?

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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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1) the tagged book, plus comic anthology The Sleep of Reason. Last movie that did it (and had me locking my interior doors!) was the original Black Christmas.
2) Oh gosh, I read a lot of genre, so there's so many! But also my brain is insisting that I've never read a book in my life. Let's say the season appropriate Food Fright, a goofy little novella.
3) Any color I wear any other time of year!
#wondrouswednesday

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Inside Out | Darklit Press, Lor Gislason
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One of the grossest possible pandemic books

Soubhiville Ew, that cover is pretty gross too. 1mo
khooliha @Soubhiville It's a very honest cover! 1mo
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Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror | Lincoln Michel, Nadxieli Nieto

Me not finding these stories scary is not a big deal (I love horror but l don't often find it scary), but some of these so far, I'm not even sure how they are intending to be scary. Interesting choices!

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An interesting read because Sir Terry certainly reused ideas - a lot of the non Discworld stuff eventually found its way there. Still, enjoyable! Fav non Discworld story is the Christmas horror one.
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Gotta say, the note in front of Theater of Cruelty is right: it IS a lot easier to understand I you know about Punch and Judy (knowledge I lacked when I first read this as a child).

Also, very funny that it took books and books for Vimes to see Death (and then he doubts the reality of the moment), but Carrot is out here interviewing him ASAP.
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Waif | Samantha Kolesnik
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Could have used more cohesion! I think that's the best word for what I want...

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Taking small breaks in my spooky season reading to try and catch up with the #OokBOokClub and the thing that caught me this morning: he made up an episode of Star Trek???

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall
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Johnathan, YOU IDIOT
A veeeeeery slow burn, and it was lacking in the knife sentences I associate with Greenhall, but I liked this.

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall
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WOW it took a long time for the term Childgrave to show up! But once it did it took mere pages to get there! #whiplash

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall

I was going to say that Jonathan is the most relatable freak Greenhall has written yet (for what that's worth), but then he said that capybaras are unattractive. Wrong, Johnathan!

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A great set of essays!

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Just the most recent time I have cried reading this book

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Fictional true crime is okay by me!

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Read this for horror book club, a special one where we're doing a combo meeting with the crime book club. This is way more a book for them than for us, but it was fine. You want some noir? This book's got it!

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Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel | Clay McLeod Chapman
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Me: see, book, here's a less repetitive way to explore the idea of cyclical happenings!
The Book: no one remembers the format or content of your review for The Remaking, this is a joke for no one
Me: :(

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Cam and Pal, Cam and Pal, these are most of my feelings

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir

I have been so tired the last couple of nights and this hardcover is in the size class where I don't want to read it while laying down. My reading life, it is hard :(

khooliha I read it anyway, didn't drop it on my face, but I cannot stay up to finish it 2mo
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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons
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2022 is a hell of a time to read this book! Hello you middle class Georgia people, with your multiple homes and your seemingly infinite vacations, and your evil house next door. Rooted in 70s norms, this book needs you to extend it some grace. Still, sometimes a book is a series of unfortunate events and I liked it!

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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons

After hearing good things about this book for half of forever I'm finally getting to it! So far this house kills animals and makes you gay, so a mixed bag!

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one because first I found it boring and then, when we got to the cross dressing portion, it became so galling cis-centric that I could not go on.

khooliha Every trans person gets to have their own feelings about cross dressing in fiction, and I can be positive on it, but my positivity comes from stories that make space for the expansion of possibility (on the gender or sexuality spectrum, or obviously on both) and not when it becomes this weird cage, where changing clothes ONLY reinforces your """"proper""" gender. 3mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Enjoyable enough, but single POV romances are just starting on the back foot, for me! Get me in that other brain!

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Bump in the Night | Meredith Spies
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Low pick. This book is a bit unclear sometimes, but it gave me the thing I wanted, which was a skeptic seeing a ghost.

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Bump in the Night | Meredith Spies
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Can't believe I bailed on one book about arsenic poisoning only to stumble into another book about arsenic poisoning.

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The Savage Instinct | Marjorie DeLuca
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Didn't take this book on my weekend trip, and when I got back to it the main emotion I felt was "tired", so I think that's a bail!

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Fury | Laurann Dohner
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Profoundly unpleasant!

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Fury | Laurann Dohner

I'm reading this book for a podcast and these cat and dog people are like "nope, we're not kinky at all, that's human shit" and I am agog. This book is Weird

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The Savage Instinct | Marjorie DeLuca

I wish this book that I'm guessing is about a lady learning to do a murder was moving a touch faster.

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Convulsive | Joe Koch
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Do the stories always make sense? No! Are they mostly good anyway? Yep!

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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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Never going to love an ideology where anger is only the domain of devils, but I enjoyed quite of bit of this medieval horror road trip.

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Bet on It | Jodie Slaughter
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Guess what? They worked it out!

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Bet on It | Jodie Slaughter

I've got less than 100 pages left in this book, and I know it'll turn out because it's a romance novel, but this main conflict between these 2 leads... I have no idea how they're gonna navigate it! It's impressive.

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The spines today are red(ish) to be sure

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Excuse???????

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Between watching all available Mythic Quest last month and starting this book today I am getting a weirdly high level of MMO content. MMOs: games I am too anxious to play!

DrexEdit Oh I have this one checked out from the library. One of these days I will actually get to read it! I am looking forward to it. 5mo
khooliha @DrexEdit It's real weird so far! 5mo
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A Stitch in Time | Kelley Armstrong
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Someday I'll find something Gothic where the siblings are Normal

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Panpan

❄️Hated this!❄️

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This book is absolutely FUCKED about Dominique

khooliha Real unhappy this is the next pick for my romance book club - I hate it! 5mo
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Furnace | Livia Llewellyn
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Really enjoyed this collection! This is the Weird Fiction vibe I like.

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The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
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Yeah, I can't with this - too boring! At least that buys me some shelf space when I give away these hardcovers! #OokBOokClub

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The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

This book, at 2 hours of audio, is such a slog. I don't find any of these characters interesting, and the thick layer of colonialism/manifest destiny is actively pushing me away. #OokBOokClub

Nutmegnc I‘ve tried to get into this author over the years and I feel the same with most of his works. He just doesn‘t work for me. I know so many folks love him, I just always end up disappointed and bored. 🤷‍♀️ 5mo
khooliha @Nutmegnc Terry Pratchett? I do love him! I don't know if it's having a coauthor or if it's setting things on Earth, or if it's just where the book falls in his bibliography, but this book is going to be a long haul. 5mo
julesG Managed two chapters the other day. I'm not inclined to pick it up again. 5mo
khooliha @julesG I'm trying hard hard not to bail, but I may be losing the fight. 5mo
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I was thinking 'this book is not as metal as the last one' and then a guy ripped out his own arm bone to stab the big bad with.

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Just found out this series is going to only be a trilogy?? A real bummer! I was excited about some of the quests put forth in book 1, and was hoping for books about characters I'm seeing in this book. Boo!

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The Long Earth | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter

Jumping on this as my next driving audio book so that maybe I can keep up with the #OokBOokClub properly this month!

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Snuff | Terry Pratchett
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Parts if this novel are marvelous, parts of it are a slog, and parts of it leave a very bad taste in my mouth. I think the Vetinari speech at the end is a very sour note! And this is also the last Vimes book and, well, I wish it had come together better.
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