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paradise_found92

Joined September 2016

(formerly considerthelobster)
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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Acquired this after seeing The Man Who Invented Christmas this weekend. 🎥🎄💕
The best things in life are free 😎📖📲 #britlit #classics #classicliterature #ebook #novel #dickens #kindle #amazon #freebook #freebooks #litsy #litsylove #book #books #booknerd #bookworm #englishmajor

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

Most depressing book I've ever read. An updated, globalized, thoroughly postmodern Catcher in the Rye. The way he wrote it made me forget that this book is set in Japan. Lots of references to Western pop culture. Nostalgia game is strong. Hated almost all of the characters. #fiction #murakami #norwegianwood #sad #depression #nostalgia #grief #mentalhealth #asianlit #postmodern #litsy #novel

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Typical Tuesday Bluesday. That's Lemon Lavender Lane tea in my mug. #tuesdayreads #nonfic #thomasfriedman #theworldisflat #bookandtea #celestialseasonings #picador #boredatwork

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Sake and dystopian futuristic teen pop fic. I think yes. #wednesdayreads #teenfic #popfic #paperback #booknbooze

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Nothing shocking or revelatory here. Just her, blaming everyone (and accepting maybe 2% of the blame herself) for her loss. I voted for her (I hate Trump) but yeah. This wasn't an amazing book. I'm glad I borrowed it from the library instead of buying a copy. Not worth revisiting.

RaimeyGallant Interesting how mixed the reviews are. Good to know. :) 2y
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The Lover | Marguerite Duras
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"I've never written, though I thought I wrote, never loved, though I thought I loved, never done anything but wait outside the closed door."

Word. #globalliterature #margueriteduras #thelover #literature #books #fiction

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I ❤ Amazon preordering! I love this story world and am so glad that it lives on in graphic novel form. #comics #graphicnovel #serenity #firefly #captaintightpants #josswhedon #spacewestern #futuristic

melrailey Is this all new? Or is a collection of other comics? How could I have missed this? 2y
paradise_found92 @melrailey this is the fifth installment! 2y
melrailey @paradise_found92 I'm going to have to investigate. I have lots of Firefly graphic novels but I don't have this. 2y
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Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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Lady Chatterly's Lover | D H Lawrence
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Homework for the past two weeks for my Modern British Lit course. I don't like this book very much.

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Girl, Interrupted | Susanna Kaysen
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1.) Home
2.) Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
3.) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
4.) Harry Potter series
5.) Atonement by Ian McEwan
6.) Newest Firefly trade comic from Dark Horse
#letstalkaboutbooksbaby

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House of Many Ways | Diana Wynne Jones
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Grapefruit and patchouli oils mix really well together. I am in aromatherapy heaven this morning! Happy Sunday, Littens! #sundaymorning #aromatherapy #essentialoils

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Just got this one for #amazonkindle. I just finished Prozac Nation yesterday. So far I'm finding that this book holds me at a much safer distance than Prozac Nation-- I find Kaysen's narrative approach to be much more voyeuristic than Wurtzel's. This makes it easier for me to read, but I feel generally less engaged with the main character. Still definitely worth a read though! #autobiography #womenslit #nonfiction

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This book destroyed me. The writing was tender and surprising and horrifying and intimate and sexy. I hated the characters and loved them at the same time. God. It's been a long time since a book moved me like this. I hope Bryn writes a million more novels. 💯

BookBabe Excellent review, so well-said! I agree 100% ! 2y
paradise_found92 @BookBabe Thank you!! I'm so glad you liked it too. 2y
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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Easily the best fantasy novel I've ever read. It's remarkably complex and deep for a YA book to begin with, but the intimacy and details with which Jones develops each character and their points of view alone make it a masterpiece of writing. It's funny, scary, dark, and silly. It has made a lasting impression on me. I'll miss being in the castle with these guys. Can't wait for my copy of the sequel to arrive from #Amazon! #fantasy #yanovel #howl

Utopiyll I love love loved Howl's Moving Castle! 💕 It isn't spoken about enough!! 2y
paradise_found92 @Utopiyll I completely agree! I've also read The Ogre Downstairs by the same author and loved it. She is very underrated! 2y
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Amazing. Beautiful encapsulation of the ridiculousness of war, the grieving process, and the human psyche when processing trauma. Of the same caliber as Morrison's Beloved. Funny and terrifying, simultaneously.

mdhughes72 My eldest son's favorite book. I should check it out sometime. 3y
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I have two eReaders and still can't stop buying print books too... I think I have a problem. #addict #bookaddict #books #ereaders #kindle #paperbacks #sendhelp

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Can't believe how cheaply Walmart was selling this for! #neilgaiman #americangods #paperback #mondayreads

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Absolutely amazing book. Judis theorizes that economic recession is directly correlated to populist politics and backs his claim by exploring historical and current events in American politics, and then applying his theory to the 2016 POTUS election and to the recent upsurge in populist activity in Europe.
His prediction that Trump would lose is obviously wrong, but this is still an important book for understanding current global politics.

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Abandon Me | Melissa Febos
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"I thought that the host of the party decided when it ended and her guests went home. But feelings have terrible manners-- they are like children, or drunks. They are mad. They gorge as the starved will gorge, until they are sick, until their stomachs split. As you or I would, if we were exiled for thirty years. They do not leave when you want them to. They leave when they are finished." #abandonme #melissafebos

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10/10. Fabulous. Paradigm-shifting. I never do self help/ pop psych books either. This one is the real deal though. Her simple graph for mapping out how to process strong emotional responses and how to get past them is unbelievable. Her research is solid. It's a quick read too. Highly recommend.

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie

Reading this for free, in bite sized daily issues via the #serialreaderapp. Easily my favorite app (besides Litsy) ever!

Oh, and the book itself is AMAZING so far. ❤

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I loved this book. It was problematic and funny and contradictory and scary and real.

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This book is problematic af, but I can't put it down. I'm horrified at how casually she talks about her clients, and how judgmental she is, while at the same time, utterly fascinated. #memoir #kindle #ebook #subculture

REPollock It bothers me that she consistently maintains that she‘s not doing it for any reason beyond the money, even as it seems clear that she was drawn to it for other reasons too. It‘s like she wants to make sure you don‘t think she‘s ashamed of something she‘s secretly ashamed of. 5mo
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The City of Shifting Waters | Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mzires
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Hokey as hell. Had a hard time enjoying it. The idea behind it is solid but it's poorly executed. Hoping the movie will be better.

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Funny and clever as always. I adore the Death series from Discworld.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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"They've forgotten the drama of it all, you see. They abandoned their scripts when the world withered in the glare of the nuclear footlights. I'm going to remind them. About the melodrama. About the tupenny rush and the penny dreadful. You see, Evey, all the world's a stage, and everything else... Is vaudeville."
#graphicnovels #vforvendetta #quotes #alanmoore

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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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FINALLY, a vampire story that restores order with the natural balance between the supernatural and good writing. I'm on Chapter 6 of the audiobook and loving it so far. #octaviabutler #vampires #africanamericanliterature #supernatural #fiction #audiobooks #vampirefic #vampire

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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The #librivox recording of this play is laughably bad. The woman reading Regan... just no. I feel bad criticizing them because they volunteered to do it and it's a free recording, but damn. It's distractingly bad. And the whole point of me seeking out the recording in the first place was to help me comprehend what I was reading.
I actually hated this play anyway though, so it's a moot point.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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celtichik :o 3y
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Richard III | William Shakespeare
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Read for a homework assignment in a grad course I'm taking. I've read it before. This is my favorite history play by Shakespeare.

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I'm now officially obsessed with this universe. Zack is taking amazingly good care of these characters that Joss created. The story is fantastic and engaging all the way through. I can't wait for #5 to come out in November! #firefly #serenity #graphicnovel #darkhorsecomics

Pruzy Serenity is definitely my favourite spaceship in Sci-Fi 3y
paradise_found92 Mine too! Although Enterprise is a close second. 3y
sprainedbrain Hold up - there are books with Captain Tightpants?!? 😍 3y
paradise_found92 Haha yes there are! This is #4. It's a follow up to the movie so, If you haven't seen the movie yet, there are spoilers in it. 3y
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Serenity: Those Left Behind 2nd Edition | Various, Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Laura Martin, Will Conrad
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Loved it. The artwork, the humor, the continuity from where the last episode left off. Brilliantly done. I wish the rest of them were half as good.

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Ohitika Woman | Mary Brave Bird
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Not an amazingly written book in terms of technical skill. She retells a lot of the same stories from Lakota Woman, but with nothing new to add to them. Her overall tone is "tired and fed up" and it struck me as sad that she lived in such abject poverty until she died. I feel that she wrote this book purely because she needed the royalties, not because she actually had anything more to say though.

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This was a deeply weird book with a gimmicky ending. I was compelled to read it for a class I'm taking. Otherwise I surely would have bailed on finishing it. 👎

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He is such an imaginative and inventive writer. Brilliant.

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I found this for $0.99 on #googleplaybooks. Unbelievable deal! #marktwain #delphiclassics #cheapbooks #ebooks #cheapebooks

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#2017MostAnticipatedReads I'm so pumped. I adore this author!

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Hilarious, satirical, inventive, genius. I would rec this to anyone looking to get into the fantasy genre. Particularly loved the Death character.

EloisaJames Death is one of my favorite characters in the series--I love his daughter too. And his manservant! 3y
paradise_found92 @EloisaJames I can't wait to meet those characters! I'm starting The Light Fantastic next. 😊 3y
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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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"Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos were lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armor and shouting 'All gods are bastards. ' Got any food?" -- Rincewind

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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The NY Public Library is sharing a podcast of Neil Gaiman reading A Christmas Carol for FREE! I know how I'm going to spend the next hour and a half! Join me! #nypubliclibrary #dickens #christmas #achristmascarol #electricliterature #electriclit #neilgaiman
https://electricliterature.com/neil-gaiman-reads-a-christmas-carol-for-christmas...

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2014 | Laura Lippman, Otto Penzler

Probably a TERRIBLE idea to read before bed, but #yolo

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Even though you are told right at the beginning how this story ends, it will still manage to destroy and devastate you, but so beautifully. I haven't felt this way since the first time I read Beloved.

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Gorgeous writing.

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Another #freebook on #amazonkindle. Not the greatest writing in the world, but the idea alone is intriguing enough for me to keep going with it. #jazanwild #free #novels #funhouseofhorrors

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The Walking Dead #1 | Robert Kirkman
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Can't believe this was free on #amazonkindle. The artwork is really good and they do an EXCELLENT job of setting up Rick's character in a very short space. Addicted. Willing to pay to read the next ones, which is I'm sure what Amazon is up to by making the first one free. #walkingdead #kindle #amazon #ebooks #graphicnovels #comics #comicbooks #free

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Lakota Woman | Richard Erdoes, Mary Crow Dog

"Always I waited for the summer, for the prairie sun, the Badlands sun, to tan me and make me into a real skin." #nativeamericanlit #womenslit #marycrowdog #sioux #ethnicity #diversity #celebratediversity #lakota #nativeamerican

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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Absolutely magnificent read. Having a major book hangover from it. I don't want to start a new book because I'm afraid that everything else will pale in comparison. OH YES. IT WAS THAT GOOD. 10/10

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"My philosophy is that worrying means you suffer twice." -- Newt