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Aluciddreamstate

Aluciddreamstate

Joined December 2016

Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may be dead
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Eat Only When You're Hungry by Lindsay Hunter
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Eastman Was Here by Alex Gilvarry
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Norma by Sofi Oksanen
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Taste of Marrow | Sarah Gailey
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4/5🚨. I liked the continuation to the story. It was a great and fun book 📖. Would highly recommend. I am an Iowa native but was given the opportunity to be in lovely Colorado for the weekend. Beautiful views for fun pages 🤡

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Taste of Marrow | Sarah Gailey
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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4/5⭐️. This was a wonderfully refreshing tale after the two previous books that I read. Fun western type adventure in an alternate history where hippos were integrated into the US wilderness. Based a an actual bill proposed to Congress, Gailey images a world in which this bill passed. There is a great article out there that refers to the hippos as "lake bacon ? "
Fun read. Would recommend. And I ordered the sequel last night.

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Reservoir 13 | Jon McGregor
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2.5/5⭐️. Boringness
Beautiful writing and descriptions. But it was a drag.
Two slugs 🐌 in a row. Hope the next one is better

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The Twelve-Mile Straight | Eleanor Henderson
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐️. Opening was good. And dragged and dragged and dragged.........til almost the end. The end was unsatisfying. Meh.

shawnmooney I heard some buzz about it, but I was worried it was going to be a dud. 2y
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4/5⭐️. Very readable and entertaining. I thought there could have been a few less storylines. I felt like there was a lot Of diverging characters but we were only getting the surface view of them. With more focus the characters of the Richardson family my have resonated more.

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Oh it is gonna happen (in my best Gabriel Iglesias voice) 👍😁

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Just started the second narnia book with my 7 year old daughter. Well second by our standards. My four year old requested we start the first Harry Potter book. My children have great taste. Oh and my cute bookmark that came in the mail today 😁📚👍🎉🤡

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The Talented Ribkins | Ladee Hubbard
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3.5/5⭐️. I liked the idea and the story line, but I felt there should have been more. I wanted to know about the families back story. I would read another book related to the Ribkins.

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5/5⭐️. Not a book for the weak at heart. One of my favorites for 2017.

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The Running Man | Stephen King, Richard Bachman

3.5 mile run ?? in ✅
? then homework ? and the maybe I can finish My absolute darling.
While reading last night I had the scene from 1990 version of "it" running through my head. The scene where Beverly Marsh's dad says " I am worry Bevie, I worry a lot. " creepy

MCYmermaid Hmmmm. 2y
DrJAdMerricksson I love Running Man 2y
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Currently reading 😁🥓🦄🤡❤️🎶

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Mehso-so

3/5⭐️
Meh. It was okay. I didn't feel the character Eugenia. I couldn't like or dislike her. I feel the disconnection with the main character was the reason for the lower rating.

Misanthropester this meandering & dull, I'm really fighting to finish 2y
Aluciddreamstate @Misanthropester yeah it dried out toward the end. I hate investing that much into a book and not finishing it. Let me know what u think 😁 2y
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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Book haul

Tamra I have Cloudspitter in my stacks - it's a thick one! 2y
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Best way to spend the evening. Me, book, and vodka/OJ/grenadine. And my dogs 🐶

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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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3.5 ⭐️. Love Tom Perotta. Election is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite books. I liked this one but I didn't completely love it. Excellent view from an empty nesters point of view. I liked the end but once again there was something lovable missing. Not sure what it is. If anyone else has read the book I would be interested in your opinion

LazyLibrary Great review! I didn't read it 😐 but I like the movie too lol 2y
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How to Speak Emoji | Fred Benenson
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The moment you have found your soul mate and he doesn't mind reminiscing about cheesy movies in a new age sort of way

Aluciddreamstate Can anyone name the movie 2y
Reggie No, lol, what was it? 2y
Aluciddreamstate @Reggie "word vomit " was a phrase used by Lindsey Lohan in mean girls. One of my many hidden secrets is my love for bad late 90's to early 2000's movies, and my secret love for Michael Bolton music ?? 2y
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5/5⭐️.
I am both Catholic and of Irish decent and this book was eye opening. It was appalling, beautiful, and raw all at the same time. Stayed up until 2 am reading. If you haven't read this book yet you need to 🚀

TrishB I loved it ❤ 2y
Suet624 Okay! Stacked. 2y
Reviewsbylola I could. not. stop. reading. this. 😍😍 2y
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5/5🐷
The satire of this story was as true then as it is now.
I had to take a short break from Small Hours so I could do my tandem read with my 12 year old son. Next up for our tandem read is Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Back to small hours 😁🤗

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Small Hours | Jennifer Kitses
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I got sucked in right away with this couple and there daughters. I have read reviews that the ending is a disappointment. Not sure how I feel about that.

Reggie Oh, just wait. 2y
Aluciddreamstate @Reggie I am a little afraid 😳 2y
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Help I need to buy books and I don't know where to go 😫😫😫

LectricSheep In DC, Politics and Prose is my favorite. There's also a great bookstore right off DuPont Circle whose name escapes me right now. 2y
theladygreer Kramerbooks is the one by Dupont Circle. They have a cafe/bar called Afterwords. I also really like One More Page in Arlington, which also sells really good chocolate and wine and is therefore my happy place. East City Bookshop is on Capitol Hill. No chains left in DC at all and the Barnes & Noble in Bethesda is closing by the end of the year, so indies are it around here! #getindie 2y
JPeterson Exactly what @LectricSheep @theladygreer said: Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks and One More Page are my go to places. 😄 2y
LectricSheep @theladygreer Thanks! How could I forget a name like Kramerbooks? 😆 2y
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Tropic of Kansas: A Novel | Christopher Brown
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Working through a long day of shopping, packing, and purging in our house. Time for some quiet time and this wonderful dystopian novel. I feel like the dystopian novels are the trend of the week. 😁👽🤡

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When the English Fall | David Williams
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Meh 3/5⭐️
Quick read.
I was bored by the middle. Dystopian based novels really need a good niche. This had that since it was from the Amish perspective. I just didn't care for the book.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Wowed!!!!
5/5 ⭐️. This story of Patroclus and Achilles is classically lovely. War could not part them, now could Achilles pride. Another great Bailey's book pick. I may need a day to digest.

Reggie Patroclus!!!!!!!!!!! (Sobs) 2y
sprainedbrain I love this book. So very much! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I am wanting to start a blog for reading. I was hoping my Litsy friends would help. I have added a few people to my good reads account and I would like to add more. If you can add me or provide me with a link to yours I would appreciate it. Thanks

Literary_Siren www.goodreads.com/jaymeeyer 3y
OutsmartYourShelf I'll send you an add later, my photo is a pic of the Winchesters with the Impala. 3y
Shemac77 Shemac77 on Goodreads! 2y
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My entertainment while supper is cooking 🍳

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@Liberty #BIRTHDAYSPACE.
Birthdays in July are wonderful. Especially if it means more books.
This is a current tandem read with my 12 year old, Griffin.

charissharpe I love the name Griffin 😀 3y
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Mehso-so

3/5⭐️
My first Murakami. Not really sure it ended the way I wanted it to. I wanted more closer. I will have to find a different one of his to try in the future.

JackOBotts I recommend Norwegian Wood! 📖 3y
DiruVamp Try Kafka on the Shore 3y
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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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3.5/5 ⭐️. I enjoyed this book. I was a little overwhelmed by the names and references that were not in English. I am a stickler for pronouncing things correctly, so I was troubled by the fact that I knew I was not saying the names correctly.

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Currently doing a tandem read of this book with my son, Griffin who will be 13 in a few months. It was interesting to have our first discussion last night. I feel that the further into the book we get, the more interesting our discussions be. And random pictures of my 🐶

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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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#asidefrombooks
Fav hobby: running, biking, school
Fav drink: Monster ultra violet
Fav food: Mexican
Fav color: blue
City: north east Vermont New Hampshire area
Dream home: 60 acres in the woods
Accessories: anatomical stainless steel heart
Fav Show: GoT Boardwalk empire
Lay movie in the theater: cars 3 with the kiddos

mrozzz The tattoo! 😂👌🏻 3y
Aluciddreamstate @mrozzz that tattoo is why my reviews usually have a mustache in it somewhere 😁 3y
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Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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4/5⭐️. This book was better then I had expected. I love the story line, the sorrow, the love, and the hate that yejedi feels for akin. Would highly recommend.

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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4/5⭐️. Good thriller. Good twists and turns. Very captivating. Very thought provoking at the end. Would be interested in hearing anyone's theories about the final intent of the mine character. Would highly recommend 👍🤗

Marchpane "I'm here to teach you how to be a final girl"? I was sort of confused by that myself. 3y
Aluciddreamstate @marchpane i felt that in the end she embraced her survivor instinct. I feel like it was her way of accepting herself and going from damsel in distress to Wonder Woman 3y
Marchpane I definitely agree with that. There was just something off about it - like suddenly she's all better and has all the answers? Idk. But I actually really liked the ending, in a Hollywood movie kind of way. 3y
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Aluciddreamstate @marchpane i felt the same way. I think this book has to be read if ur in a certain mood. It is not a book that you can pick up if you are in just any mood. 3y
Bklover I am reading (and loving so far) the same book and using the same bookmark! Which, of course, now that I reread that, is pretty nerdy. 🤓 3y
Aluciddreamstate @Bklover not nerdy at all. Just means we have good taste 3y
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Augustown | Kei Miller
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5/5⭐️. Cultural that I knew very little about in lyrical prose, that took me to tears. Amazing.

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The Undertaking | Audrey Magee
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5/5⭐️. WWII from the point of view of the Germans. Katharina marries Peter so he can come home on marriage leave and he can have his pension if she were to die at war. It is heartbreaking to watch as both of them struggle with the conditions that they are reduced to. I don't cry often while reading but I did with this book. Add to your stacks. Amazing 😍

Maria514626 This one wrung me out. Soooo good. 2y
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The Undertaking | Audrey Magee
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I can't believe I am the first one to post about this book. 75 pages in and I am invested in the characters and the writing style is smooth even over the more shocking parts.

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So true 😁🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

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5/5⭐️. It rocked my socks off 😁

Tamra Totally! Nothing else has topped it so far this year for me. 3y
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4/5⭐️. The ending was predictable but I loved the messages the story conveyed regarding sexuality, love, and the different forms that relationships can take. I liked the formatting of the story and the ease of transitions. Would recommend.

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4/5⭐️. Good historical read for anyone interested in the family that was usurped by the Tutors.
Picture of the author

8little_paws Wow that is quite the author pic 😍😍 3y
DiruVamp @8little_paws I second that LOL 😜😍 3y
Aluciddreamstate @8little_paws @DiruVamp look at his other pics. He is nice author eye candy 🤤 3y
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4/5 ⭐️. Love this time period and the history that goes along with the Tutor dynasty. Alison Weir is a wonderful author.

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3.5/5⭐️. Great coming of age memoir by the writer through the intense family history of her mother and grandmother. The writer intertwines her life with that of her matriarchal figures searching for her identity. I struggled at times feeling like she was on the threshold of something profound and then it was left open. Maybe it is metaphorical for life or she just hasn't reached that point. Would recommend

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5/5⭐️ I am not a huge reader of short story collections but this one was absolutely wonderful and amazing. Highly recommend

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Great movie😁🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sorry had to share. I know it's not a book 📚
But it was awesome sauce

WarpedSweetness That's really good to hear as I found the trailers I saw amazing! 3y
MrsV I LOVED the movie! 3y
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3/5⭐️. A little better then the first one. But I felt like I already knew what the climax was going to intel. It was entertaining which was what I had expected from the series. I will likely read the next one when it comes out next year

vivastory Haha, good use of pic from "Big Ass Spider" 3y
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4/5⭐️. I liked this one better then the first books. I enjoyed the characters and the direction the story went and the cliff hanger at the end. However, I can also how some of the reviews were negative based on the continued report style of the book. I can't wait for the third one ☝️🤡👾📚🙈🐒👻

WarpedSweetness That cover caught my eye. It just looks interesting. 3y
Aluciddreamstate @WarpedSweetness the covers are beautiful and all book cover require a mustache 👨🏻‍🎨 3y
WarpedSweetness I always have to stop and pick up a book with a beautiful cover. Well touching a book in general is like a compulsion. 😄Well of course! A mustache just gives a book cover a certain je ne sais quois. 3y
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1. Iowa
2.all the ugly and wonderful things/middlesex/geek love
3. Justin cronin series
4.The Godfather
5. Boardwalk Empire/Family Guy
6. In this moment/Slipknot/thrice/the zombies/the animals
7. Blue
8. Anything
9. Occ health nurse/Nurse Practitioner student
10. 2 dogs, hairless cat, 3 kids 😁

awishman Another Iowan! Native and current resident the right here! 3y
DiruVamp Ok love your music picks!! 3y
BookishJess Thrice! 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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1. Never
2. Dog ears
3. Always on
4. Short stories
5. Black and white

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The Hatching: A Novel | Ezekiel Boone
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2/5⭐️. Uck. I found this book pretentious. I didn't like any of the characters, except the federal agent, and even that was a stretch. I did not need sexual innuendos in every chapter, "golden showers?" Really? I have checked out the sequel and I may attempt but we will see. The spiders would have made a great story, minus all the characters in the book

WarpedSweetness I'm...I'm a little curious how a reference to a golden shower came about, maybe? 3y
Aluciddreamstate @WarpedSweetness it was well placed in the story as an off handed comment between members of a military party. But I can only handle so many sexual references before it feels like the author is trying to hard. Then I eye roll 🙄 and my husband comments 😁😬🤤 3y
WarpedSweetness Well at least it was well placed. I can only handle so many sexual references also, before it starts feeling like one of the trashy romances that are my guilty pleasure. I read them out loud to fiancee. Lol 3y
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