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Joined April 2018

books, words, music, cooking and cats.
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Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
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We Have Everything Before Us | Esther Yin-Ling Spodek
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I'd like to thank LibraryThing and Gibson House Press for sending this ARC.

A novel of disillusionment and loneliness that shares the unsettling dramas of love; in a sympathetic, yet unforgiving story of infidelity and emotional ambivalence. With a great sense of humor.

A great story of humanity, relationships, and personal responsibility.

A fast but highly recommended read.

Reggie Can we just talk about Kaye‘s end in here for a hot minute? I kinda felt the whole she had a bag packed for a while. But you just went after your child in the tornado. I just don‘t feel like the next and last move is, let me call a taxi to maybe take me to the airport because I‘m leaving my family. Other than that I liked this book and all the messages about to be sent and then erased. 2y
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4.0

A quick, witty overview of some of the places said to be haunted in Arizona.
Outlaws, priests, Victorian ladies, whose restless spirits still roam these locations. Each place has a short story of the hauntings and/ or appearances that have been seen there, photos, and contact information. Basic, but covers many places, across the state.
Due to its publication date, some of these places no longer exist.
A quick, fun read.....recommended.

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Another Day: Slowly Burning | Anoymous Author

Hi friends..Im back!
Some SOB hacked all my media accounts..FB, Twitter, Instagram....These "people" are bots, they sent nasty IM to friends and family on FB , and unfriended alot of people and groups I followed.
On Goodreads, they sent messages to my followers/friends to please unfriend me.
attempted to get into my bank account and paypal.....then the phone calls and messages started...
I think its over and I'm trying again.
Be Careful, friends

thegirlwiththelibrarybag How awful. Glad to have you back. 2y
Ruthiella What a terrible experience! 😨 2y
BookDragonNotWorm Yikes! What a nightmare. I'm so sorry! 2y
DaveGreen7777 I‘m so sorry you went through all that! 😔 2y
Reggie Yikes!!!! 2y
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The Mutations: A Novel | Jorge Comensal
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I really was enjoying this book, its witty look at cancer....
then came the homophobic slurs, referring to "faggots" as mutations....then came the "faggots with AIDS" comments...
Because the main character had cancer of the tongue, I'm still unsure if the comments were more metaphorical or just plain ignorant....
Has anyone read this?? Thoughts??

Megabooks No but that sounds disturbing. 3y
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I'm hoping to read, or at least start, these this week.
I am reading the tagged book, an ARC, and I am enjoying this brilliant authors look at how society is slowly losing its ability to be free....powerful and thought provoking.

readordierachel Talents is on my list for this week too, once I wrap up some other books. Great stack! 3y
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The Mutations: A Novel | Jorge Comensal
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From the front flap:
Ramon Martinez is a militant atheist, successful lawyer, and conventional family man. But all that change when cancer of the tongue deprives him of the source of his power and livelihood:speech.

Witty, funny and interesting look at the diagnosis and treatment of cancer from the eyes of the patient and his modern Mexican family.
Wonderful book. I'm just over halfway.....

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Curious Toys | Elizabeth Hand
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4.5 / 5.0

An energetic, enthralling historical thriller, set in an amusement park, with a wide diversity of characters and behaviors, I totally loved this book. I found myself quickly invested in Pin, the pace of the story and detailing were well done. One to recommend!

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Crash: A Novel | J. G. Ballard
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Mehso-so

Crash
by J.G. Ballard
1973/2019
PGW/Rare Bird Book
3.0 / 5.0

Auto-Erotica. Literally. A literary classic, but disappointing, for me.
A story of the interaction of man with machine, a man so obsessed with pleasure he doesnt see it is destroying him....
This is a brilliant story. It is overtly dark and perverse, which usually intrigues me, but I just didn't like any of the characters.

SpaceCowboyBooks It's a challenging book. I found it to be a parody of American film making, the car chase and crash is always the climax, so he took this theme a step further. Another of his books, Concrete Island, is more palatable. 3y
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Extraordinary, brilliant writing and premise. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be an animal? Why is killing a human murder, while killing an animal is sport? If animals were given the same rights to life as humans, could they be charged with murder? This book points to the trappings humans bind themselves in, to feel they are more deserving of freedom, than animals.
This propulsive book made think, consider and wonder....

Chrissyreadit I agree wholeheartedly with the concept, but humans are so cruel to each other. 3y
overtheedge @Chrissyreadit Sorry you feel that way. Hope things improve for you! 3y
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It spitefully reminds me that I consist of physical particles which are slipping away by the second. Perhaps one could get used to it? Learn to live with it, just as people live in the cities of Auschwitz and Hiroshima, without ever thinking about what happened there in the past. They simply live their lives.

Geenie ❤️ 3y
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The Crucible of Time | John Brunner
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Stopped at a swap meet today, and found these that look pretty good. I've read Stinger, but not the rest.

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This weeks reading.....anyone read any of these??

BarbaraBB I have just bought the tagged one. I have heard many good things about it. 3y
Ruthiella Me too about Drive Your Plow...I keep hearing great reviews on blogs, goodreads, etc.😀 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I really liked that Daphne du Maurier biography! 3y
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Emilymdxn I love drive your plough I‘ve been buying copies for friends ever since I read it last year! 3y
shadowspeak17 Drive Your Plow is so good! 3y
overtheedge @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @Emilymdxn @shadowspeak17 OMG....i loved Drive Your Plow....amazing book and premise.
@MommyWantsToReadHerBook...started Daphne bio last night. It is really good, and seems to have a lot of detail...so far its one of the bios of Daphnes Ive read.
3y
BarbaraBB Thanks for the thumbs up, I will read it soon!! 3y
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Whisper Man | Alex North
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After Rebecca dies, her son, Jake and her husband, Tom, move to a new home. A new home..a new start, was their plan.
This book has such creepy parts, flows so well, its horror is immersive and imaginative. I really enjoyed this
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The Beautiful Ones refer to eyes, like his mothers, who Prince seems to look up to, and love deeply. With many insightful passages and quotes from Prince, this is a memoir that will make you feel, somehow, closer to the mystery known as Prince.

I did enjoy this but, maybe because it was never really finished by Prince, it has a disjointed and rushed feel. Essential for fans, a great read for the rest!
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Curious Toys | Elizabeth Hand

“With a grimace she replaced the mustache. Being a boy meant freedom; being a man meant joining an army of monsters and dingbats.“

“One would have to come from a terrible place to imagine living in a shack at an amusement park as an improvement. But then Living Hell is such a place.“

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Complete Essays: 1920-1925 | Aldous Huxley, Robert S. Baker, James Sexton
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Intelligent......curious.....these essays are well written and interesting, despite their obvious age....
Good Stuff!

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Curious Toys | Elizabeth Hand
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What an intriguing and exciting beginning.....based loosely on the life of Henry Darger, an outsider artist and novelist (fascinating guy, check him out) and based in the Chicago area at the Riverview Amusement Park. Pin, a young orphan girl, disguised herself as a boy to get work and live with less fear, until she is witness to a murder. So far, I'm 100 pages in and loving it!!
Has anyone read this or anything by Elizabeth Hand??

xicanti I highly recommend her 3y
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Thanks to Akashic books and Library Thing for sending this ARC. Ben Okri is a social visionary and I cant wait to read this.

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The Besieged City | Clarice Lispector
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It was at that moment he was entirely unknown to her, within this already familiar lack of knowledge in which both understood each other.

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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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The hardest part of the book was at the end.....reading it was inspired by actual events at the Dozier School for Boys, in Marianna, Florida. Whoa!
Officialwhitehouseboys.org for more info. Keep the blanket and tissues handy.
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The Besieged City | Clarice Lispector

'Which was so important to a person in some extent stupid; Lucrecia who didn't possess the futilities of the imagination but just the narrow existence of whatever she was seeing.'
p. 94

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The Monster of Elendhaven | Jennifer Giesbrecht
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A monster. A murder. A plot for revenge. This is a twisted and horrific dark fantasy novella.

A quick but engrossing novella. Looking for more from this author.
3.5 🌟

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The essays, overall, show how deep and desperate her search for answers and understanding of her condition affected her life. Maybe more so than the actual diagnosis. 4🌟
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Great memoir and essays and an excellent resource for those who work with the mentally ill. Recommended.

Emilymdxn I agree this was an amazing book! 3y
readordierachel This is high on my tbr. Even higher after reading your review. 3y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Gideon the Ninth was a fantastic story, but it will definitely not appeal to everyone's taste. It's a
book for people who dare to imagine. The writing style is unusual, but endearing to the book once you get use to it. There was a point I almost gave up, the following two chapters changed my mind. So glad I did not give up.
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Worth the read. A stunning ending....

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Deadline | Mira Grant
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The pace is fast, furious and exciting. The world and character building is extraordinary. A plot that only thickens-I could not put this down. I had to keep reading because I want to know the answers. I want to find out the truth. I want to know how it all began. all in for Newflesh!

This is amazing. I can't get enough. There are short novellas between books, with more info and alternative endings that I hope to find. I'm all in for Newsflesh!

TieDyeDude She also writes a fantasy series Wayward Children under her other name. I love those, this series is on my TBR 3y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Brave, honest and gorgeously written, it's easy to fall into Acevedo's free, spunky spirit. A wonderful and fast read.

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Feed | Mira Grant
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I absolutely am in love with this series. The best zombie series I've read. Honesty, integrity and personal responsibility are recurring themes. Well written and realized.

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What a great story! Its short, written with precision and thought-provoking. A stimulating quick read. 'The Divers Game' deals with violence, how it effects society and how we are traumatized by the threat of violence against those considered as different, or other.

In this dystopian novel, the world is divided into two groups. Those that are born there, and those that arent.a story of Xenophobia, and the issue is immigration. I loved this.

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Knock Wood | Candice Bergen
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An insightful look into a life of privilege from an actress, model, and the daughter of Edgar Bergen. It had to be hard growing up with so much expectation and always being in the spotlight, but Candace seems to have found the humor and joy in her work and her life. She has been successful and an inspiration, as well as an excellent friend, to many. Well worth the read.

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StayCurious Excellent! +76 3y
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1. T 2. L 3. M 4. O 5. F 6. B 7. J 8. A 9. I 10. S 11. H 12. G 13. C 14. R 15. E 16. K 17. Q 18. D 19. P 20. N
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious

StayCurious Way to go! +41 3y
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StayCurious Great job! +41 3y
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StayCurious Excellent! +21 3y
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A waltons Christmas Movie : The Homecoming.
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #Holidaymovie #hallmarkbingo....pass the tissue

StayCurious 👍+6! 3y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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A trip to the library always puts me in a great mood. Today I picked several authors I havent heard of, and a few that look really good. I love reading everyones thoughts or comments, good or bad. It really does help picking books and have found several authors I just love.
Libraries bring smiles!!

Emilymdxn The collected schizophrenias is an incredible book! 3y
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Agreed!! 3y
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StayCurious You did so well with these bingo cards! +41 3y
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A Madea Christmas. 2013. BET
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #Holidaymovie #hallmarkbingo...wise high school pals

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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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1. Eagles 2. Dasher 3. Little 4. Fur 5. Rose's 6. The stump 7. Smoke 8. Gave a nod 9. A clatter 10. The shutters 11. A kerchief 12. He sprang 13. To the window 14. Objects below 15. The sash 16. Tiny 17. Lively 18. A moment 19. All snug 20. A cap.

StayCurious Good job! +41 3y
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Disney Christmas Day Parade.
Always fun!
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #Holidaymovie

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The Waters and the Wild | Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
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Although this was predictable overall, the story was engaging and I fell into it easily. Friendship and loyalty are Olivia's savior. Quick read.
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #HolidayRead

StayCurious +21! looks interesting! 3y
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I found
233 words.
233×5=1165 pts .
Go #teamreadnosedreindeer

StayCurious That is amazing! +1166 3y
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Holiday Special
A Saturday Night Live Holiday Special. 2019. NBC.
Loving this....on right now!!
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious

StayCurious Love SNL specials! +6 3y
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Holiday Special
Holidays With The Houghs. 2019 NBC.
Derek and Julianne celebrate with songs, dances and comedy. #wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #Holidaymovie

StayCurious Cute! +6 3y
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Absorbing, the artists she has chosen, have lived irreverent and unusual lives. I really thought this was well done, with a great selection of women artists and hope this is the first of many more by Bridget Quinn. After reading this, there are many women artists I will be looking for more information on.

Short, absorbing and essential.

arubabookwoman Have that on my Kindle to read, hopefully soon. 3y
arubabookwoman Also interested in the memoir Old in Art School—have you read that one? 3y
overtheedge @arubabookwoman Its a very short novel, under 200 pgs. with a huge bibliography, which was great because so many of these women seem to have lead extraordinary lives, I am interested in reading more. I have not read Old in Art School, but will look for it. 3y
StayCurious +16! Great review! 3y
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4 | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Harvey wants to findSabrina and they try to escape Greendale. She arranges search parties, Mrs. Porter tells Sabrina she can help bring Harvet back.....but....
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StayCurious I should read these! +21 3y
overtheedge @StayCurious They are quick and fun...! 3y
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #3 | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
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Its Sabrina's 16th birthday. Aunt Hilda warns Savrina about witches oath, as she rides the goat to baptism and then slaughters him......Harvet rescues Sabrina from Satan....
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StayCurious Sounds creepy! Do they take place during December? +21 3y
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Christmasland | Joe Hill
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More decorations sighted, on last nights walk.....they are the one marked in purple.

StayCurious +16! Way to go! 3y
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The Krusty Krab has to find a way to draw customers for christmas......
#wintergames #ReadNosedReindeer @Clwojick @StayCurious #HolidayRead

StayCurious Cute! +21 3y
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