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ferskner
The Glitch: A Novel | Elisabeth Cohen
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Mehso-so

This mix of women's lives and relationships with sci-fi didn't quite work for me. I was much more interested in the comedic portrayal of a Silicon Valley workaholic than the tech-gone-wrong storyline.

#booked2019 #genrebusting @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It‘s a cool cover and I 💗the photo! Too bad book was just a so-so 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like an interesting premise, but sorry it didn‘t pan out. 👊🏻♥️📚 1w
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StephanieMarie
American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I wish I could get into this book ... but yay, you! This has been such an interesting prompt, since people are choosing a wide variety of books to fit it. 👊🏻📚♥️ 3w
StephanieMarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Honestly it is a WEIRD book and I wasn't super into it for most of it, but the ending came through for me. I'm planning to watch the show soon 3w
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraTheBibliophage Its been fun seeing all the different books chosen for genre-bursting 3w
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youneverarrived
The Red Parts: A Memoir | Maggie Nelson
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A shortish book that packs a lot in. It‘s true crime mixed with memoir but also so much more. Very well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #genrebusting #booked2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks interesting. So many interesting books in this prompt!! 3w
LeahBergen I have this one waiting for me. 👍🏻 3w
Cathythoughts Sounds like my cup of tea 👍🏻♥️stacked 3w
youneverarrived @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I think you both will like it! 3w
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hes7
Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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My completed #Summer prompts for #Booked2019

#Genrebusting: Jane, Unlimited
#MuslimAuthor: The MarriageClock
#BookToMovie: The Shack
#GraphicNovel: Anne of Green Gables
#BookGiftedToYou: Patron Saints of Nothing
#DiverseMiddleGrade: One Crazy Summer

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 3w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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I enjoyed this alternative history, speculative fiction, western short story. In fact, I think this will qualify as a #genrebusting choice for #Booked2019.

Once in American history there was a discussion of bringing hippos to the states as a cattle species in the marshes & bayous of the south. This story is set in a world where cowboys and gunfights occurred with hippos, such a fun imaginary trip based on an alternate historical possibility.

JSW I‘ve always loved hippos; I may need this on principle. 😂😂😂 3w
TheSpineView Great job!🤩🤩🤩 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow. That is kind of crazy! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage Right! It made me think of that part in The World Without Us and the discussion of bringing in elephants into the plains to basically replace the buffalo. Crazy and so fun to think about. 3w
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BookwormAHN
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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This was a really weird yet engrossing book. Part is historical accounts of Lincoln and the other is a historical fiction ghost story.
I don't think this could be more #genrebusting
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft
@BarbaraTheBibliophage
This is also a #NYTBestSeller #GrowUp #BBRC
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻😁❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Great choice and a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely a perfect choice for this prompt! 3w
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Bookzombie
Devils Unto Dust | Emma Berquist
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I loved this YA coming-of-age, dystopian, western with zombies. Part of Texas has been blocked off due to the sickness. Willie is doing everything she can to make sure she and her siblings survive after losing their mother to the sickness. Their good-for-nothing father steals some money and leaves the family holding the bag. Willie sets out with two hired hunters to find and bring him back. #Booked2019 #genrebusting

MrBook Interesting! 3w
MarriedtoMrT This one was great! I definitely teared up at some of the parts during the end. I never see anyone else talking about it so I‘m so glad you read it and it popped back up on my feed! Yay! 3w
Bookzombie @MarriedtoMrT It was! I also had some teary eyed moments. I wish there was a way to tell if I stacked it because of your review. 🙂 3w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a perfect fit for the prompt! ♥️📚👊🏻 3w
Bookzombie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay! Thanks! 🙂 3w
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gradcat
Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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#Booked2019 #Summer #GenreBusting

This is such a gorgeous book, so well written—there were moments that brought tremendous feelings of nostalgia for me; there were moments of poetic beauty; but most of all, there were long passages about history. And it‘s strange, because even though Vásquez writes about the history of Bogotá, he writes about his own history as well. He writes of verifiable events at the same time as he writes of the inner ⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) wounds to his psyche, of how the history of geographical location has shaped his own life. Vásquez is a character in the book—this device is not new—but his deconstruction of history (written by the winners) is a form of deconstruction of autobiography, of memoir, even of memory. If you are not someone who enjoys reading a lot of historical reconstruction, this may not be the book for you. There is an overlong section on the first ⬇️ (edited) 4w
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) half of 20th-century Colombian history that is, at times, slightly tedious. But it is also interesting if this is not an area you know well. Also, again...did I mention how beautiful the writing is? The reconstruction of the history is the reconstruction of the self (the author), and how politics and history can carve out a soul, a body, a self. ♥️ (edited) 4w
Cinfhen What a passionate review. Thank you for sharing 💜 4w
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batsy Lovely review! I've read Reputations by the author and found it quite intriguing, though I had a few issues with it. His writing is very compelling. 4w
andrew61 I didn't get to this when it was nominated for mib but had enjoyed his previous book so after such a good review ill try and find it. 4w
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you...it‘s so nice of you to say that...I think I‘m quite passionate about his writing, + he writes things that go directly to my soul...it‘s as if he can iterate things that I feel...I love that, because sometimes I cannot. ♥️ 3w
gradcat @batsy I love his writing sooo much, but I agree. Even with this book, the centerpiece—Bogotá‘s history—seemed to drag...really slowed the pace of the book. But in the end, I must say he‘s incredibly interesting. ♥️ 3w
gradcat @andrew61 I think it‘s well worth picking up...I had not read anything by him before, but I definitely intend to read more of his work now. I‘m open to suggestions, if you have any, by the way... 3w
andrew61 I've only read 'the sound of things falling' but enjoyed it a lot 3w
gradcat @andrew61 I‘ll take that! That‘s the one I had uppermost in my mind anyway .... 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Definitely stacked, based on your review. 3w
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I really hope you like it. I fear this book would have passed right by me if it weren‘t for this challenge, so #blameitonLitsy ... I found myself going back & forth to Google to check out the historical events that Vasquez describes. I think I‘m guilty of knowing only 1st-world & Western history...I was absolutely enthralled, in a way I never would have imagined, by the political history of Bogotá. ♥️ 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love hearing that #booked2019 prompts have brought people to books they wouldn‘t have read! Yay! 3w
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s a wonderful thing! 😉 ♥️ 3w
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IamIamIam
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I finished a lot of these so long ago but here's my #Summer roundup for #Booked2019! I'm loving this challenge and the prompts were are spectacular! I'm excited to have kept up! Lol #genrebusting #MuslimMC #BookToMovie #GraphicNovel #GiftedToMe #DiverseMiddleGrade
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen So glad you‘re enjoying 😍great job completing summer with a few days to spare 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 4w
IamIamIam @Cinfhen Thanks!!! Clearly reading won over laundry 😂😂😂 I only have 3 prompts left for Autumn too, but I know how hectic things get for us after September so I'm glad I banged half of them out along the way! 4w
Palimpsest I love the movie A Patch of Blue and didn‘t realize it was based on a book, although so many great movies are. 😊 4w
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ephemeralwaltz Geek love is incredible! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! I ♥️ El Deafo. 4w
IamIamIam @Palimpsest It was one of my grandmother's favorite movies! She had crushes on Sidney Poitier and Clark Gable! ❤ @ephemeralwaltz 😁🤘 @BarbaraTheBibliophage My 7 year old daughter loved it too!!! Thanks so much!!! 4w
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IamIamIam
Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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It's no surprise that Carnivale was one of my favorite shows after having fallen in love with Binewski's Fabulon as a teenager. Follow the genetically engineered freak family as they travel the country, ruled by Arty's iron fist and Chick's big heart. Olympia, the albino dwarf hunchback, moves the story back and forth in time, while she develops a relationship with Miranda, her tenant. Secrets hide everywhere! #Booked2019 #Genrebusting

ephemeralwaltz I had so much fun with this one. I'd love to reread it sometime soon! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice review!! 4w
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you!! @ephemeralwaltz Definitely give it another go! I forgot how well created the characters were! ❤ 4w
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