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Auntynanny

Auntynanny

Joined May 2016

I'm so happy to be back on litsy!
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I got this as an e-book from the library. It was supposed to be illustrated, but apparently that did not apply to the e-book version, so that was pretty disappointing. I already felt pretty familiar with the poem, but I find it difficult not to just imagine Homer reading it from The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

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Complete Works | Plato, John M. Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson
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I read this as an e-book from the library. It was over 5000 pages long. I mainly just skimmed it, but I still had to renew it twice to get through it. I wanted to read it because I was curious to find out what Plato's ideal society was. It seems to include a whole lot of eugenics.

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Paper Towns | John Green
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Somehow this was the first book I've read by John Green, but it certainly won't be the last. I really enjoyed this! It's a contemporary young adult novel with elements of mystery. I look forward to recommending it to my nieces :)

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Oh, how I love Thomas King! This was a wonderful collection of short stories!

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This was a fascinating read. It was written in Germany in the 13th Century, around the same time as when the first Arthurian stories were written. It also takes place around the 6th century. There were a lot of similarities to the legend of King Arthur. I would be interested to read most recent adaptations and to see a movie based on the story.

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Alaska | James A Michener
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I listened to this on audio and it was about 50 hours long, so it took me a while to get through it. I mostly enjoyed, but - like most of Michener's epic novels - it dragged a bit at times. I feel like I learned a lot about Alaska.

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Y: The Last Man #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This was a fun story. I'm looking forward to watching the adaptation.

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Love and Rockets, No. 1: New Stories | Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Mario Hernandez
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I love the Hernandez brothers and especially their Love and Rockets stories!

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Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare
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I listened to this on audio. It was performed by a full cast, including Richard Dreyfuss and Kelsey Grammer.

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Found | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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This was a fast-paced, exciting book. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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I listened to this on audio which, for me, means that my mind wandered a lot. I definitely plan on reading the next book in the series in print.

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Fire from Heaven | Mary Renault
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I'd never read a novel about Alexander the Great before this. I quite enjoyed it. This is the first in a trilogy, so it mainly dealt with his early life. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Criminal (Deluxe) | Ed Brubaker
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I enjoyed this on the whole, but I'm not sure if I'll read the rest of the series.

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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I mostly enjoyed this. Like much of Stephen King's books there was some weirdness in the depiction of women. Parts of it got quite spooky, but it's not my favourite of his books.

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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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I loved this book and I can't wait to read the next in the series! So far there's only the two books, but hopefully it will be at least a trilogy.

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Great Hunt | Robert Jordan
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I really liked this second installment of the Wheel of Time series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I'm curious about the adaptation, but I think I want to read at least one more of the books before I watch it.

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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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This book was very disturbing much of the time, but it was so good! It is a chilling story of domestic violence.

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Arabian Nights | Richard Burton
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I think this was a pretty abridged version of Arabian Nights. I liked it, but I definitely would like to read a more extensive version.

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Agincourt: A Novel | Bernard Cornwell
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I listened to this on audio, which for me means that my mind wandered a lot while I was listening to it. I still quite liked it, as I always enjoy Bernard Cornwell.

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I first heard of this book when the author's daughter, Korama Danquah, was on the Ethnically Ambiguous podcast. She mentioned that her mother had written a book, and it sounded fascinating. I'm so glad I read it! It was intense but just so damned good!

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This was a really moving and interesting graphic novel about World War I.

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Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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I'm not completely sure how I feel about this book. I watched the movie years ago, and I remember liking it. It's told from the point of view of neighbourhood boys observing the five sisters, so it has a kind of distance from the girls themselves. I guess I found myself wondering what this story would have looked like from the perspective of the sisters.

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Secret Keeper | Kate Morton
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As always with Kate Morton, I really enjoyed this. In her typical style, it moved back and forth through time, uncovering family secrets.

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Lila and Hadley | Kody Keplinger
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This was a really great book! It was somewhat painful to read at times, but so wonderful.

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This was a very fun and sweet middle-grade fantasy! I look forward to reading the next in the series :)

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The Valley of Fear | Arthur Conan Doyle
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I listened to this on audio, and I found my mind wandered a lot. I will have to reread it in print.

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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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I really enjoyed this! The story revolves around a movie being adapted from a book, and the relationship between the author of the book and the two lead actresses in the movie. I really wish I could somehow watch the movie they were creating in the book, if that makes sense :)

ShyBookOwl It completely makes sense and I agree! 4mo
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I found this book in a Little Free Library and couldn't resist taking it. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and this one also did not disappoint. It's very fun and often ridiculous. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Fire | James Patterson, Jill Dembowski
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This was a satisfying ending to a fun and exciting dystopic trilogy.

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Fear: A Novel of World War I | Gabriel Chevallier
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I listened to the audiobook of this. It was pretty intense, but I liked it.

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This anthology was so interesting and informative! I've never read an entire collection by disabled writers before. I look forward to reading more from all of the authors in this book!

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I really love the artwork in this graphic novel. I watched the movies when they first came out, and had meant to read the graphic novels ever since. I'm glad I finally started!

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The Shadow Queen: A Novel | Sandra Gulland
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I love historical fiction, particularly when it involves history I'm not familiar with. This story is told from the point of view of a woman who becomes a confidante to Louis XIV's mistress, Athenais de Montespan.

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This was a fascinating story about a man obsessed with stealing rare books.

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I read this to fulfill Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge #20: Read a book of nature poems. It's probably the first book of nature poems I've read, and I quite enjoyed it :)

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I haven't read a lot of food memoirs, but this one was really interesting. Twitty explores the origins of soul food and finds its roots in West Africa.

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Spoiler Alert | Olivia Dade
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I read this to fulfill Bookriot's Read Harder challenge task: Read a fat-positive romance. It was quite good, but maybe not the best book to listen to on audio, as I ended up listening to sex scenes while I was grocery shopping 😅

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I really enjoyed this! It tells the story of an Iranian-American boy who goes to Iran to visit his family and comes to know himself and his family better as a result. It also really made me crave Persian food!

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This was a very difficult book to read, but very important.

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The War of Souls | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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I was pretty excited to see this trilogy at a little free library. At first I only took the first book, because I didn't want to be greedy. When I walked by a couple days later, the other two books were still there, so I figured I could take them. Dragonlance is my "guilty pleasure," that I really don't feel guilty about enjoying.

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Berlin | Jason Lutes
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I love a nice thick graphic novel and this one did not disappoint! It follows the story of young people living in Berlin during the Weimar Republic.

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Toll, Volume 3 | Neal Shusterman
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I love Neal Shusterman! This was a great conclusion to a great series!

KarinWestbrook Loved this series!! So good! 7mo
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Parable of the Talents | Octavia Butler
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I really enjoyed this. The structure of the novel was interesting, with the main character's daughter's narration combined with diary entries from Lauren's journal. For some reason I had it in my head that this was a trilogy, so I was a bit disappointed to learn there's not a third book.

SpaceCowboyBooks Sadly she died during the writing of the 3rd book. 7mo
Auntynanny Ah, that's probably why I was confused. 7mo
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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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I'm really glad I finally read this, even if it was a bit hockey-heavy for me. I think it's an all too common story for many Indigenous people in Canada. It was difficult to read, but also very necessary, especially with all the discoveries of mass graves at residential schools.

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I thought this was a good conclusion to the series. As always though, I rolled my eyes through the sex scenes, particularly when Follett tried to write from a woman's point view.

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The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories | Neil Gaiman, Nnedi Okorafor, Claire North, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kirsty Logan, E. J. Swift, Kamila Shamsie, Monica Byrne, Sophia Al-Maria, Amal El-Mohtar, James Smythe, Sami Shah, Catherine King, Hermes, Jamal Majoub, J. Y. Yang, K.J. Parker, Kuzhali Manickavel, Nada Adel Sobhi, Saad Hossein, Usman Malik
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This was a really great book of short stories. Every story involved a djinn/genie. I will have to look up some of the authors that I wasn't familiar with.

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I've followed Rabia Chaudry on twitter for a while now, so I was curious to read her book. It was very interesting and upsetting. I will continue to follow Adnan Syed's case. I'm also considering going back and listening to the Serial podcast.

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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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As always, Terry Pratchett is so much fun! This particular Discworld novel tells the story of a misunderstood war between the Dwarves and the Trolls. Sam Vimes tries to solve the ancient mystery, while making it home every night in time to read his son his favourite bedtime story.

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People of the Book | Geraldine Brooks
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This novel tells the story of a Jewish prayer book from the middle ages, and all the people and places it touched over the centuries.

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The Parker Inheritance | Varian Johnson
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This was really fun middle grade mystery, with a lot of history mixed in. It goes back and forth between present day and the 60s in the American South. I think it would be a great resource for introducing kids to the civil rights era and segregation.