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Joined September 2016

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The Penguin Book of Mermaids by Cristina Bacchilega, Marie Alohalani Brown
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The Sparrow: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell
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There There: A novel by Tommy Orange
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The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King
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#fallisbooked #ascarybook

Read Uzumaki earlier this year, and while this isn't considered quite as terrifying, it feels in the spirit of the season.

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City, 2 | Keiichi Arawi
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The Penguin Book of Mermaids | Cristina Bacchilega, Marie Alohalani Brown
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Guilted myself into buying something from my local #indiebookstore today. Beautiful cover won me over.

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Snagged some #manga at 2nd & Charles today. Will have occasion to post about the others later, but today I wanted to post this gorgeous collection of the late, great Satoshi Kon's works. I still haven't read Opus, but I've loved all his films, and really look forward to getting into these stories.

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The Blessing Way | Tony Hillerman
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Refreshing in its indigenous perspective, though dated where aspects of gender are concerned. Ends a little neatly for my taste, but is a great ride getting there.

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The Blessing Way | Tony Hillerman
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Was stopped in my tracks by this stunning collection of Olive Editions. Picked up a couple of promising titles to get into the spirit of the season.

#fallisbooked #octobertbr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️🖤❤️ 2mo
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Flaubert's Parrot | Julian Barnes
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Quite good literary novel I bought years ago and never got around to finishing until now. The back cover fell off, so I've been using it as a bookmark.

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Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 | Kentaro Miura, Jason Deangelis
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Guts > Starlord

Got the second omnibus recently, which spurred me to finally finish book one. Know the Golden Age arc from the original anime, but it's interesting to see what parts were changed.

TalecArashi Ooh, I want to get this edition... And read it too of course :D 2mo
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Komi Cant Communicate | Tomohito Oda
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A lot of manga, especially that which is aimed at young boys, can be indulgent and problematic. At its best (or even at the same time), it can be a great means for getting those same young boys to engage with their emotions in a way that encourages vulnerability and empathy.

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Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut
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Okay, all this book shopping is starting to read like lifestyle porn, so I think I'll reign it in for a while after this.

Anyway, had a special coupon for B&N that expired today, so I used it to buy, among other things, my 10th Vonnegut novel (miscounted before the last post, I'm still 4 short of all the novels).

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Journey to the End of the Night | Ralph Manheim, Louis-Ferdinand Cline
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Here are the titles that beat out Jacob's Ladder for my Emory Bookstore purchase. I prioritize translated works when I'm shopping there, as it's a safer bet I won't be able to find them closer to home.

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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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The Decateur Book Nook can honestly be a bit of a slog sometimes, with the bulk of it's used stock falling pretty middle of the road. Where it excels, however, is in it's stock of media and newer hardbacks, the prices for which are generally a steal.

GrilledCheeseSamurai 3..2..1..lets jam! 👌 3mo
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Dies: A Sentence | Vanessa Place
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Here are the other books I picked up from ATL Vintage yesterday.

- The staffer who rang me up seemed genuinely surprised that they had a like-new Lovecraft in stock.
- With Bluebeard, I now own all but one of Vonnegut's novels.
- Feel like I'd heard of Dies before, though maybe there are multiple books out there that consist of a single sentence.

Rachel.Rencher I love that Cthulhu cover! 3mo
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The Great Indian Novel | Shashi Tharoor
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Was curious why a used copy of a trade paperback would go for $15; then I learned that it wasn't commercially available in America, but was instead published in english in India and then imported. Thanks to the ATL Vintage staffer who sold it to me at a further discount even after we learned this fact. Seriously, cannot recommend that store highly enough!

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Eagle Eye Book Shop | Decatur, Georgia (Bookstore)
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Eagle Eye is the perfect middle ground between retail bookseller (they even have their own B&N-esque free membership program) and used bookstore. This was the only title I picked up today, but only because I'd already gotten a lot of the other books they had that I'd be interested in.

Tamra Williams was amazing. I wish he‘d written more. 3mo
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Don't let the corporate branding fool you, #barnesandnoble student bookstores have some of the most eclectic selections of modern and classic titles you'll find anywhere.

There's almost always one big book I wind up not getting at the time, only to not be able to find it anywhere later. It was either this one or two paperbacks, and I went with the latter.

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The Book Nook (Decatur) | Decatur, Georgia (Bookstore)
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Possibly the biggest bookstore in Atlanta, or at least the most dense. Great for those who enjoy getting lost amongst the shelves.

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Atlanta Vintage Books | Chamblee, GA (Bookstore)
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For their staff, stock, and general ambiance, Vintage Books is the absolute best bookstore in Atlanta.

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Absalom! Absalom! | William Faulkner
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The Book House | Mableton, GA (Bookstore)
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In Atlanta today & tomorrow, so you can expect a lot of bookstore updates. For now, though, gonna get some dinner at one of my old favorite spots.

LauraBeth If you have the time, it‘s worth the drive to visit Avid in Athens. 3mo
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The Damned Don't Cry | Harry Hervey
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Some #booksale novel purchases. Was only familiar with Silence, which I'd been waiting to find a non-film licensed edition to buy. Other two are beefy reads I don't expect to get to for a while.

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Another batch from last week's #booksale , grouped by badges. Only one is a decal; try to guess which one.

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Master and Commander | Patrick O'Brian
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Been a pretty busy week, so I haven't been able to post about last weekend's Literacy Association #booksale .

Have been wanting to get into this series, but the titles can vary in price (have seen some as high as $7), so when I had the opportunity to get a dozen of them at $2 a pop, I leapt at it.

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A beguiling sci-fi mystery that almost disappoints upon revelation, only to hold true to a spirited culmination, thrilling in it's implications. I'd recommend not reading a synopsis and going in as cold as possible.

BillBlume I happened to go in cold, as you suggest. Definitely better that way. Such a wild, twisty story. 3mo
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Costalegre | Courtney Maum
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Finally got @Dempsey to visit M Judson in Greenville, where I picked up this lovely naked #hardcover. Love these kinds of editions.

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Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Another engaging adventure of Wimsey. Vane's perspective is unfortunately not made central as it would be in later works, but the cast on hand are quite winning all the same.

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Sock Monkey Treasury | Tony Millionaire
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There's a certain strain of fatalistic humor that doesn't usually do it for me, but this was a pleasant surprise. There's a thoughtfulness to Millionaire's writing and a wistfulness to his artwork that make the darker elements much more palatable and, ultimately, meaningful.

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So we come to the end of #24in48 , with none of my reading completed and only 12 hours achieved. All things considered, I feel I made a good show of it, though I'm concerned that I'm just not suited for these marathon sessions on demand. I'd certainly be open to giving it another go, but for the time being, I'll just content myself to go at my own pace.

twohectobooks I read way more than usual this weekend and still came in under 12 hours. Partly due to the books I chose, partly due to needing to get up and move around every so often. I suspect audiobooks would help. 4mo
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If I'm likely to finish any book during #24to48 , it'll probably be this one.

I realized I forgot to note my previous stop time. While I'm still keeping track of the overall total, I'll need to remember whereabouts I took a break to eat lunch and get some chores done.

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Strong Poison | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Started this book to carry me into hour 3 of #24in48 . Not sure if I'll be able to hit a pace where I could meet the goal, especially since I've got to work tomorrow, but I'll stick with it as long as I can.

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Against my better judgement, I'm giving this #24in48 thing a shot. Got my first hour logged reading a couple of chapters of Young. Think I'll go to sleep now and pick it back up in the morning.

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Mehso-so

While insightful in parts and often quite elegant in its structure, Raftery's book works better as a historical account of the late 20th century film industry than as a meditation on the films themselves.

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The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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I'll admit, I was a little underwhelmed by book 1 on revisits, though that largely comes down to the McElroy's initially loose conception of the story and their inexperience in adapting it to a new medium (Pietsch's work was and is exemplary). With book 2, the family has clearly grown regarding both the what and the how of the story they want to tell. Not only a marked improvement, it bodes well for the later, more emotionally rich arcs to come.

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M. Judson's "Classics" section, with its stock of Penguin Deluxe Editions, is gonna put a real dent in my bank account at this rate.

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Tarantula | Fabian Jr. Rangel
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The best thing about used bookstores is those times when you come across something completely unique and surprising. Case in point, this campy crime comic that really functions more as a psychedelic art book than as a compelling story.

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Golden Kamuy, Vol. 8 | Satoru Noda
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#bookmail arrived a day early!

Remember, B&N's Viz #manga sale is ongoing, buy 2 get 1 free.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I love the original film adaptation, but have never gotten around to reading this one. I'm conflicted about the cover design; it's not as striking as the cover for WHALitC, but something about this one feels more disquieting.

Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻 5mo
twohectobooks Agh, her arms are so long! I actually have never seen this cover before and I love it. I haven‘t managed to find a We Have Always etc. cover that I really love yet and I‘ve been actively looking because I desperately want a copy. 5mo
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Whose Body? | Dorothy L. Sayers
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A bit more... *cough* ..."of it's time" in places than Sayer's later writing seemed to be, but a well written and considered mystery that really pulls you in towards the end.

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Whose Body? | Dorothy L. Sayers
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#riotgrams #day28 - #bookstore

Really need to visit this place more regularly. There are other stores closer, but this easily has the best selection and ambience. If you're ever in Greenville SC, make the time to seek it out.

Ddzmini The perfect joining 📚🍫 yum and 🧠📖😋 5mo
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A refreshingly low-concept story that ends a bit more softly than I'd hoped, but features some truly beautiful passages. It's greatest strength is it's ability to guide the reader's attention, never once letting your engagement slip.

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#riotgrams #day17 - #bookmarks

This one came with a built-in lanyard (is that what they're called?) and this bookmark from a bookstore one county over.

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#riotgrams #day21 - #clinchcovers

These book covers have really nice textures: those radiating lines on Sourdough are raised, and the wallpaper on Mr. Flood is more coarse than the other parts.

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Vision | Tom King
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#riotgrams #day6 - #hardcovervspaperback

Picked up a used copy of the first #paperback trade yesterday, before I realized the full #hardcover was available. In my defense, B&N were really unclear on their website what editions were currently available.

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Deadeye Dick: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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#riotgrams #day4 - #stacksonstacks

Went on a bit of a shopping spree today. Take a guess which title I'm likely to finish first.

GatheringBooks you won‘t go wrong with the chaos walking trilogy! 6mo
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#riotgrams #day3 - #picturebooks

Saw this in the window of my local bookstore today after work. Don't see many books by other Dempseys.

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#riotgrams #day2 - #booksandsocks

Been cleaning my room this weekend, and found this pair of new socks in a forgotten drawer.

Add that to my stack of "current reads," and you've got yourself an update.

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#riotgrams #day1 - #shelfie

Helped my parents clean this shelf off and move it out of the hallway. Flash seems pretty happy with the development.

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The cashier who sold me my book, who recognized me from high school, asked me if Vonnegut was any good. I told them that I'd enjoyed what of him I'd read, and that remains true.

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Took advantage of a decent Tor sale going on, along with the Memorial Day promotion, to pick up another trilogy.

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Do not let this woman watch your kids.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Niiiice! I forgot volume 5 was out now! Guess who's going to the bookstore an they're day off! 🙋‍♂️ 6mo
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