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Amyegia

Amyegia

Joined May 2016

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Meet the Austins | Madeleine L'Engle
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@Waynegjr ran into you while reading my book

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Meet the Austins | Madeleine L'Engle
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This book was as marvelous as everybody told me it would be! Captured the feeling of being a kid without pandering or aging them up. Very excited for this series.

monalyisha Book #4 was one of my favorite books as a kid and I had *no* idea that it was part of a series. 🤦‍♀️ 3w
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This short one-act was a pleasure to read! It‘s a monologue and I‘d recommend it all in one sitting and, if possible, aloud.

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I really loved this short fiction collection. It did what I think the best collections do— play on the reader‘s expectations from one story to another, to create a really cohesive reading experience.

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The second book is also delightful! I‘m not sure it‘s quite as good as the first, but still so fun to read.

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The Aliens | Annie Baker, Michael Chernus, Patch Darragh, Erin Gann
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Beatrice is so proud of me for reading another play! This one is sad and nostalgic. It read very quickly and left me pleasantly melancholy.

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 4mo
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An Unnecessary Woman | Rabih Alameddine
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I liked a lot about this book! It brought me to a world I‘m not at all familiar with, the voice is great, and it‘s filled with literary references— deep cuts too. All of which make it a lot of fun. But the plot is lacking for me... major points felt schmaltzy and the plot lacked urgency. I‘m glad I read it, but I think it needs a reader who is in a brooding mood, who wants to pick up a million allusions and mull them over.

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Bowlaway: A Novel | Elizabeth McCracken
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Great great book. Brilliantly written, with charming characters and a plot that reads like strange history. It‘s definitely epic in terms of span... but subject matter keeps it so grounded at times it‘s practically mundane. That mix is my favorite kind of thing to read, and I just loved it.

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Lobby Hero | Kenneth Lonergan
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Sooo interesting to read! It‘s funny and a little sad... and it gave me a good melancholy feeling when it was over. I‘m still thinking about it. One of my reading goals in 2019 is to read more plays... this was a good one to start with.

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Yes! Helen Ellis is a gem, as always. Funny, light... enjoyable. To borrow her own word if you listen to her podcast. Her voice is so strong and she knows how to be herself in a way that feels rare. This made me very happy to read.

Zelma Ooh, new Helen Ellis? 😃 5mo
Amyegia @Zelma Unfortunately it‘s not out till April! My husband hooked me up with an arc. The podcast is great though, might hold you over 5mo
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Sooo good! When I was a kid I used to hide my book under the bed and sneakily read it while I was supposed to be cleaning up... this book gave me that sneaky wonderful feeling of not being able to put it down. I can‘t wait to read the whole series.

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Loved this! Charming correspondence between an American writer and an English bookshop. Very slim and quick to read. I can imagine returning to it as a pick-me-up.

CarolynM Wonderful, isn't it? Does this edition include The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street? If not, you really need to get hold of that one too.🙂 5mo
Amyegia @CarolynM Oooh it doesn‘t! I‘ll have to get my hands on that 5mo
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Raymie Nightingale | Kate DiCamillo
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I loved this book! The plot came together well, and the themes were solid. Such a quick, pleasant read.

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Legitimately felt my heart skip a beat when I read that L‘Engle‘s childhood favorite book was my childhood favorite book.

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Returning to this collection today has me all 😍😍😍🤩🤩🤩 wow

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The Big Why: A Novel | Michael Winter
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These books are opposites in a lot of ways except one: they were both perfect this morning.

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A Circle of Quiet | Madeleine L'Engle
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I‘m loving this book! Can‘t wait to read the whole series.

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Young Man with a Horn | Dorothy Baker, Gary Giddins
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Reading another Dorothy Baker, with my whole heart.

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This book is really interesting. The cover doesn‘t appeal to be but I feel like the social concepts are the exact thing I love to read and write about.

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I‘ve just started this one and I already know it‘s going to be special.

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The Wild Book (Yonder) | Juan Villoro
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So fun! Reminded me of everything I loved about being a kid who read books.

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The Sweetheart Season | Karen Joy Fowler
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Just picked this one up randomly. What a treat.

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I love this essay by Shirley Jackson so much I got my own granny fork to cook with. I love it already.

KCorter ❤ Shirley Jackson ❤ 1y
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Wit's End: A Novel | Karen Joy Fowler
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LEGO‘s with Karen Joy Fowler is the perfect night in. For a toddler and his mom.

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Snarky Maud: "our sojourn there was not exactly a feast of reason"

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Just finished the first novella "The Pederson Kid" and it was so brutal. Savagely written and urgent.

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Housekeeping: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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I've never really listened to audiobooks before; this was my first. I loved it. The characters and images were perfect for listening to. Marilynne Robinson is a national treasure.

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Housekeeping: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Listening to the audiobook while I iron = perfect

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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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This is the best book I've read in a long, long time. So good. So good. I just loved it.

saresmoore Very convincing review! 2y
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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This is just the best thing.

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Excited to start this one!

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Little Labors | Rivka Galchen
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Only the supernatural gets at the actual.

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This turned out ok! I liked the ending. There's something discouraging and plodding about these books but ultimately they come together in a way that's worth it. I'm glad I read the whole thing.

Lola Totally agree with your assessment. I'm glad I didn't give up after book one, which really does lay the foundation for the rest but I found to be quite a slog in some places. Love the four books as a whole work. 2y
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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Guys guys guys! I got to interview Patricia Lockwood. Look!: https://chireviewofbooks.com/2017/05/02/family-catholicism-and-the-importance-of...

LeahBergen Great interview! (I'm off to pop a bag of popcorn now 😉) 2y
Lola That's fantastic! @Waynegjr predicted that I will love this one. I am trying to get past the fact that I find the title a little creepy....😑 2y
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Little Labors | Rivka Galchen
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Just picked this one up! Can't wait to dig on.

Suzze Cute toes! 2y
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Finishing up. Cheetos. Coffee. Sun.

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I enjoyed this quick novella! Novellas: why not?

shawnmooney Love the title! Stacked! 2y
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Just finished this up today. Very good. Like a glass of water.

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The Violent Bear It Away | Flannery O'Connor
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This is a really good book. I don't even know what to think about it except that I'm glad I read it.

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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Well this is great.

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The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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"Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse full of explosives."

vivastory I was under the impression that was a normal sized novel. Stacked! 2y
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The Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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You'll find the proprietor where the tobacco smoke is thickest.

readinginthedark This makes me think of Black Books! 2y
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Eleven Hours | Pamela Erens
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Figures that this would be my first book back after having the baby! I love the way Erens weaves this story together. Intense and captivating!

LeahBergen Congratulations!! ❤ 2y
Joanne1 First book after baby, I remember that. A little bit of me returned. 2y
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2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas | Marie-Helene Bertino
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I loved this book. Quick to read with a fun, interesting and sweet plot.

monalyisha What a bizarre ending, though! Am I right? 2y
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Look what's on the shelves @RoscoeBooks !! How come @Waynegjr didn't text me immediately? What is even the point of having a bookseller husband?

Waynegjr Sorry love. I really dropped the ball on this one. 3y
Amyegia @Waynegjr I love you anyway! 😘 3y
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The Gradual | Christopher Priest
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I'm loving this so far.

ReadingOver50 Love that cover 3y
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Cats of Copenhagen | James Joyce
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Finally set up the baby library! Read, kid, reeeeeeaaaaad!!!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👍🏻 3y
RealLifeReading That's just adorable!! 3y
SusanInTiburon Beautiful! 3y
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Loitering with Intent | Muriel Spark
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I was assigned this book my senior year of undergrad. I've probably read it a hundred times since, and lots of other Spark, too. I'm so lucky to have been handed this book! "One day in the middle of the twentieth century..." #funfridayphoto

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@Waynegjr brought me a present from @RoscoeBooks and I'm all 😍😍😍 from just the first chapter.

brendanmleonard Aw yea, I love modern sea tales! 3y
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The Empty Ones: A Novel | Robert Brockway
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Book mail!!