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m.galehuxley

m.galehuxley

Joined October 2016

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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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I went to the library just to pick up the tagged book 🤷

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Sacred Heart | Liz Suburbia
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Visited San Francisco today and focused on the bookshops. I restrained myself, though. 😉 So excited to read these!

Pogue Maybe someday there will be a North Bay meeting! 7mo
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So far so so so good. I had no idea that Saunders had a book of essays.

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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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I‘m on page 90 and not sure where it‘s going, but I‘m enjoying it so far.

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William Blake has been coming up in my life a lot recently, so I picked this up yesterday.

I adore Patti Smith as well, and I enjoyed her short introduction. 🌸

jenniferw88 I did my BA dissertation on his portrayal of revolution in his poetry! 8mo
m.galehuxley @jenniferw88 that‘s awesome! I‘d love to have that much of an understanding of his work. 8mo
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My husband said he wanted to take me to the bookshop today. Very rare, but it‘s the most attractive thing he can do.

I can‘t stop with Junji Ito.

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Uzumaki (Deluxe) | Junji Ito
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Yes! More Junji Ito.
Featuring Berwyn

wanderinglynn Aw! ❤️🐶 How sweet! 8mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Starting this lovely copy of Rebecca I got at a library sale. The descriptive writing is really satisfying so far.

Palimpsest Love it! 8mo
Ericalambbrown Very cool copy! I just read that recently and loved it. I hope you do as well 💕 8mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Finally getting around to February‘s BOTM. It‘s interesting that some repercussions of the events in THUG are present in this book since they are both set in the same location.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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I loved Watchmen. I thought V for Vendetta would be my favorite, but I‘m not sure. Let‘s see....☺️

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Didion‘s descriptive and thoughtful writing is ideal for my audio tastes—especially this book because it‘s short.

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Absolute Watchmen | Alan Moore
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Unexpectedly very into graphic novels this year.

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Just what I needed!

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Jitterbug Perfume | Tom Robbins
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Happy Spring 🌺

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We (Dr. Ric Chambers and I) are recording our third podcast this week, and hopefully releasing our first podcast soon! The podcast is called Book Sense. We talk about all aspects of life, culture, and history through the lens of literature. Each week, we choose a quote or line. I‘m choosing this week. Any ideas for me?

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I‘m headed to Denver next week for my birthday. Okay, it‘s for my husband‘s business trip I‘m allowed to tag along for, but I‘m pretending. 😉

Does anyone have any Denver bookshop recommendations?

MegD Colorado‘s Used Bookstore on Broadway. I used to work there :). It looks small from the outside but when you walk in you can get lost in a huge maze of bookshelves. They have a massive collection. 10mo
m.galehuxley @MegD That sounds wonderful. Thank you! 10mo
MegD @m.galehuxley of course! I would love to know if you make it there. I haven‘t been there in years and I hope it‘s still the same. Enjoy Denver! 10mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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My final Book of the Month order came in! I canceled a while ago after skipping every month after my first order. Surprisingly, I just wasn‘t interested in any of the picks. This was a good month to use up my remaining credits though! #botm

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Next up. The writing is lovely so far.

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What a baby. He does this every morning.

glitterkitty459 Aww 😍🐶 10mo
Simona What a cutie❣️ 10mo
MicrobeMom 😮🐶. Love him! 10mo
Slajaunie That is so precious!!! 🐾🥰 10mo
whatsthEStorey Awww!! My girl snuggles like that with me in the mornings, too. It‘s the best thing about mornings! 💛🐾 10mo
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I‘m not at all sure where this is going.

C.Perone This was def a most bizarre read. But for some reason, I really liked it 💁‍♀️ 10mo
Tadams4 Wow! That sounds really compelling! 10mo
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My Friend Dahmer | Derf Backderf
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This was interesting. Usually, stories about serial killers skim through early life and focus on the horror. Now it‘s time to watch the movie.

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Lucy Corin is smart and strange and I adore her writing.

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I‘ve been having a hard time focusing on audiobooks lately. I returned the last few halfway through so that I could buy or borrow a physical copy.

I‘ve been interested in this one since it came out. So let‘s see. 45 minutes in, and I‘m already checking if the library has a copy. 🤷‍♀️

Tamra I also frequently have to sample several in a row before I can settle in. (edited) 10mo
LoverofLit I have had a tough time lately too. I think it's just a new year slump! 10mo
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I read this book a little over a year ago. It took me a while to get into it, but I was so moved by the end of it.

Tamra 💜 The writing is extraordinary. (edited) 10mo
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This book made me cry. That almost never happens. The last book to do that was A Little Life, but honestly, that book manipulated me.

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A Breath of Life | Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser, Johnny Lorenz
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Reflecting on some passages that I really love tonight

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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50 pages in and so far, so sad.

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The Voyeur's Motel | Gay Talese
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This book bothered me for all of the wrong reasons.

Also, I wish I could have Gay Talese‘s career.

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In the Miso Soup | ???, Ralph F. McCarthy
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Ryu Murakami‘s work always promises a dark, sometimes sickening, ride.

Velvetfur Oh gosh this is the only one of his I've read, and it's great! Totally disgusting, but great, hehe 😛 11mo
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Real World | Natsuo Kirino
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Out was my first and favorite by Natsuo Kirino, but I‘d probably read anything I‘m able to by her.

Oh, and I loved Thornhill, thought the ending was great. I wonder if there‘s space left for a second book?

BarbaraBB Looking forward to what you think of this one. I loved Out too! 11mo
m.galehuxley @BarbaraBB This one was an okay read, but I don‘t think it was as good as Out or maybe even Grotesque. It was shorter though, so it can‘t go as in-depth with characters as Out. Still worth a read if you like Kirino‘s dark female characters. 11mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for this review. I do like her characters but I don‘t think I‘ll hurry to read this book! 11mo
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Thornhill | Pam Smy
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Next read. I love the art in this one. I would‘ve adored this as a kid.

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12 Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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I‘m about 1.5 hours in. Although the subject matter is often horrifying to listen to, it‘s very engrossing and narrated so well.

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I was listening to The I-5 killer when it got returned. I was over 10 hours in and 45 minutes from being finished. I looked to check it out again or put a hold on it, but apparently it was taken out of the library‘s catalogue. That‘s fun.

I‘m about an hour into this short novel. I hope it‘s not very sad, though it already kind of is.

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I picked this book up during a visit to Asheville. It‘s very strange and very much my type of book. I‘d never heard of Carrington before, and I feel like I should have.

vivastory She's one of my favorite artists 11mo
m.galehuxley @vivastory Her work is fascinating! I haven‘t spent much time looking at her paintings yet, but from what I‘ve seen, the atmosphere is similar to her written work. (edited) 11mo
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Current read. This one is pretty fun so far.

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The I-5 Killer | Ann Rule
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I‘m about 4 hours into this one. I just keep thinking that there were so many signs and previous crimes! So much could have prevented! But, the last book I listened to was The Psychopath Test, which had me thinking that despite the signs, it‘s not fair to lock someone away because of some unusual behavior or high scores on a checklist So....🤷‍♀️

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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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Next audiobook. I‘m not sure how I feel about that ending in We the Liars. I will say that it turned the story into something I didn‘t think it would be. I‘m looking forward to this next one. I researched a little bit about Jon Ronson for my psychology class in college.

Velvetfur This book is great, I read it a few months ago ☺️👍 11mo
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I loved The Faraway Nearby. I‘m looking forward to reading another book by Rebecca Solnit.

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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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I saw this on Libby, so I decided to give the audiobook a try. I‘m about halfway through, but honestly, it‘s pretty boring. I was expecting a mystery of some sort. Not sure why. Also, I don‘t really like the narrator‘s voice for males.

BookishMarginalia I read the print book and loved it. 11mo
mdm139 Read the print book, plus wait for the end 11mo
m.galehuxley @BookishMarginalia @mdm139 Yeah, I think audio is the issue. I can‘t get as absorbed in it. Thank you! 11mo
Lisaw13 I actually didn't care for it much - I'd guessed the ending ☹️ 11mo
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It‘s far too easy to use up a Barnes & Noble gift card...

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I‘ve been admiring this purse for two years, and my mother got it for me this year. 😍 It has my favorite book on it! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas or Tuesday 🖤

MrBook Ooooh!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
VioletBramble Gorgeous. Which is your favorite book? 11mo
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CaliforniaCay Wow that's gorgeous 😍 11mo
tracey38 What a wonderful surprise! 11mo
GripLitGrl 😍😍😍 11mo
m.galehuxley @VioletBramble The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle! 11mo
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The Mythic Image | Joseph Campbell, M. J. Abadie
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My husband and I went back to Asheville, where we got married, to celebrate our one year anniversary. I could live in Asheville just for its variety of bookshops. This place, Battery Park Exchange, is so lovely. The bookshop has plenty of places to sit and drink the champagne or coffee they also sell. I really want this place to be my home.

RaimeyGallant It looks wonderful! 12mo
CoffeeNBooks I 💙 Asheville! 12mo
robinb Such a gorgeous area of the country! ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics | Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
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I think lucid dreaming is fascinating.

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This book was fun, funny, and strange. I‘d like to read more by this author. The translation, however, seemed a bit...stiff? That could be style of writing, though.

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I haven‘t been able to find any books by Talese, but this copy popped up in Barnes and Noble today. Gay Talese is an influential writer to me. I learned about Talese when I took a Literary journalism during my sophomore year of university. In this class, I learned about “new journalism” and read work by Gay Talese, Joseph Mitchell, Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, and Joan Didion. All of these writers made me realize what type of writer I wanted to be.

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The Complete Stories | Clarice Lispector
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I picked up A Breath of Life by Clarice Lispector in Portugal last year and immediately connected with her work in a way that doesn‘t happen as often for me anymore. I‘m working through her complete stories and finding myself connecting very much with the women in these stories. She seemed like such a fabulous person.

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Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino

This was my least favorite book of his. It wasn‘t bad, but I was ruined by reading Journey Under the Midnight Sun first.

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This story is very sad and fascinating. The author‘s tone bothered me for some reason I can‘t explain fully yet, but I‘m glad I read it. It‘s also interesting to learn about how Nabokov likely drew much Lolita from Sally Horner‘s story, and why he would want to keep that obscured.

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I love Raymond Carver‘s stories. Cathedral is probably my favorite short story ever, although it‘s not in this collection. I never realized how creepy some of his stories are until now. “Tell the Women We‘re Going” was very creepy and the epitome of “show, don‘t tell.” “The Bath” is another favorite of mine, but I much prefer the extended version of it I‘ve read and can‘t remember where or what the name was.

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Rainy Days and Mondays | Rissa Cose Lumactud
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What is the most comforting book you‘ve read during a particularly difficult period in life?

TsundokuAleax My comfort reads are Pride and Prejudice and The Night Circus. 13mo
whatsthEStorey Lorna Landvik-Patty Jane's House of Curl & Desperate Housewives Eating Bonbons and anything by Sarah Addison Allen. 13mo
BennettBookworm Peter Pan, my forever comfort food book! 13mo
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AnansiGirl Chronicles of Narnia series are my comfort books. 🦁 13mo
Lel2403 Harry Potter series is mine 13mo
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