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Firefly | Severo Sarduy
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“Language, the desire to give life to things through words, is what makes us human.”

Remembering Severo Sarduy on his birthday.

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DebinHawaii
The Wild Inside: A Novel | Jamey Bradbury
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#FebruaryFeels #SpinePoem2

The Wild Inside
Where I come from; the hunting party,
Alone in the wild, never look back!
Red at the bone; feast of sorrow.

Hmm... seems I‘m in a darker spine poetry mood. 🤔😉

marleed That‘s great! 3d
erzascarletbookgasm 👍 Dark and good! 3d
Eggs Well done❣️ 3d
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Mehso-so

This is a book all about atmosphere. Normally I am all for this, I love Remains of The Day and Mrs Dalloway, but this just didn't hit the mark for me.
I did like the representation of rich Black families in the Hamptons, and how the community felt and changed through the years. In the end I was just too bored and was really glad to be done. Definitely not his best work.

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CaitlinR
Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain, which cannot forget, falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful graces of God.”

This is a remarkable novel. I‘ve always enjoyed William Kent Krueger. This: wow, just wow!

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Hooked_on_books
History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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Pickpick

Linda is a bit of a weird kid who grows interested in the new people across the lake in a remote northern Minnesota winter. Tragedy strikes as we move back and forth in time around the event. I really liked most of this book, though there are parts that don‘t fit well or ring true. But for me the good outweighs the bad.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi #Greta (far background)

Tamra Dog twin! 🐶 5d
Leftcoastzen 🐶❤️ 3d
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foxy_frain
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Pickpick

🚲👻

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dariazeoli
Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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#AuthorAMonth

I liked this fine, and laughed at some references I recognized from my own adolescence, but I worry that Whitehead has been too hyped up for me. Much like The Underground Railroad, I found myself wishing I loved Sag Harbor.

Now, to finish The Nickel Boys.

BookishMe Hyped up for me was my exact thought as I started reading his debut. He's a brilliant writer undoubtedly, but... ;D 6d
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 3📚. Im glad to see a good review. Seems like several people this month didn‘t care much for it. 2d
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Skygoddess1
Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Panpan

I wanted to like this better than I did. We‘re it not for the cat I listened to it on audio, I probably would‘ve bailed on it. I found that I didn‘t care about the story, Benji or any of the other characters. Well, you win some you lose some. #AuthorAMonth

Skygoddess1 @Soubhiville This post also seems to have not gotten logged 2d
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 6📚 2d
Soubhiville I only get on my laptop to log once a week or sometimes every 2 weeks if my weekend is too busy. 😊 2d
Skygoddess1 @Soubhiville Gotcha! 👍 2d
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Powered_By_Plants
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Mehso-so

I imagine I would have rated this higher if I read this 15 years ago back in my teens. I didn‘t mind the diary style writing and the characters are relatable at that age. Some difficult topics including abortion and drug use but not to too much detail as it‘s from Charlie‘s side . I wanted so badly to love this after reading some great reviews. Definitely one I will keep on the book case for when the children come of age but for me it was a meh .

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BarbaraJean
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I really enjoyed this sequel to Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus. I loved revisiting the characters I fell in love with in the first book, and following Aven as she enters high school. This one explores some heavier themes as Aven navigates a bigger school & comes up against some cruel bullying. There‘s wonderful depth and a refreshing lack of teen drama—rather a focus on meaningful relationships & learning to love who & where you are.