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sprainedbrain
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Panpan

Well. That was a thing I read.

This story could have been really awesome. An expedition to Antarctica that uncovers all sorts of scariness: giant alien creatures and their giant abandoned ancient ruins, a creepy blob thing that might have ended them, 6 ft tall eyeless albino penguins? Sounds fascinating! Unfortunately, our wordy, annoying narrator chooses to focus on the landscape, weather, and general tedium. 🙄

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vivastory I find that to be unfortunately true of a lot of Lovecraft...the synopsis makes it sound so much better than it actually is 4d
sprainedbrain @vivastory I have not had any luck with Lovecraft so far. 4d
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 I love the “well this was a thing I read”. 4d
BarbaraBB I kind of liked this one 🙈 4d
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Readerann
The Three Musketeers | Alexandre Dumas
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Pickpick

I enjoyed most of this (although it‘s too long 😏). Milady is quite the villainess. #1001books

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Readerann
A Ballad for Georg Henig | Viktor Paskov
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Pickpick

Lovely and sad. #1001books

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ValerieAndBooks
On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Starting this one, and now I‘m thinking of Ducks, Newburyport (of which I still need to get, but we all know about “the fact that...” and the stream of consciousness within). 😂

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Ruthiella I know! I haven‘t even read Ducks yet but every time I hear or read “the fact that” I think of it!😆 6d
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Cat's Cradle | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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Pickpick

This one was marvelously weird. What a wild ride! #1001books #googleplay #applepodcasts #soundcloud

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CafeMom
The Lonely Girl | Edna O'Brien
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Second in the Country Girls Trilogy, I read the first book back in 2014. I really enjoyed this coming of age book about childhood friends Kate and Baba who are growing up in Ireland. The girls friendship is steadfast even when Kate falls for an older married man which does not go over well with her alcoholic father and conservative Catholic town. #1001books

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ValerieAndBooks
Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A few dropped threads & an abrupt conclusion kept this overall well-written novel from being great in structure. But there is much food for thought here which I‘m still digesting, so it‘s a pick. Lots to think about (& discuss) regarding race relations. I thought about my and others‘ experiences of being Deaf (& that being white & Deaf is “easier” than being black & Deaf). I wonder if author Adichie is more intersectional in general elsewhere.

Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. 1w
HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
ValerieAndBooks @Reviewsbylola it definitely is was a compelling read; still thinking about it!! 1w
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 1w
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sprainedbrain
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#screamathonphotochallenge #autumnleaves

One of the really good #1001books I have read. A quiet, beautiful story. 🧡

kspenmoll My mother loved her work & so introduced me to her.❤️ (edited) 2w
Aimeesue I‘m a Pymphomaniac. 😁 2w
BarbaraBB Good to know, I still need to read this one 2w
arubabookwoman My favorite Pym, though I find it darker than her other books I‘ve read. I‘ve read it 3 times, once in my early 30‘s, once in my late 40‘s, and in my early 60‘s. It meant something different each time. 1w
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Daisey
Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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This was a fun listen. I don‘t tend to read or listen to mysteries very often, but I always enjoy those by Agatha Christie when I do.

#audiobook #Hoopla #1001books
#Reading1001 #TBRTakedown October 2019

Gezemice I think this is her best. 2w
Tanisha_A I loved this 2w
Daisey @Gezemice @Tanisha_A I've only listened to this and The Orient Express. I think I liked that one just a little more. I need to read some more! 2w
RaeLovesToRead I love this book and I didn't realise that Hastings narrates the audiobook - awesome! 1w
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ValerieAndBooks
The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I loved this! Even though we know from the very beginning who was killed and by whom, this novel set at a small and remote liberal arts college still manages to create foreboding and suspense throughout. These college students, “friends” with each other, were not at all endearing. But young people, even college kids, don‘t always make good choices in friendships or actions (hopefully not leading to murder IRL). Highly recommend!

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Hoopiefoot I love this book. Just picked up another copy for a fall reread! 2w
Suet624 Still on my TBR pile. Grr... 2w
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ValerieAndBooks @Hoopiefoot 👍!! I feel like fall or winter is a good time to be reading this one. 2w
ValerieAndBooks @Suet624 hey, it takes place in Vermont 😉. It was in my TBR for a very long time too; should have picked it up earlier!! 2w
Suet624 Oh really? Vermont? Well that little piece of information might have just moved it up nearer to the top of the pile! 2w
batsy Love the book, love your pic :) That hefty anthology of Greek poetry looks very interesting! 2w
ValerieAndBooks @batsy it‘s a nice volume that I dip into now and then! 2w
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