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Auntynanny

Auntynanny

Joined May 2016

I'm so happy to be back on litsy!
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Mexico City Noir | Paco Ignacio Taibo (II)
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I liked this collection. Some of the stories were stronger than others, but they were all very creepy.

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What an amazing, inspiring story! Also, I kind of want to go to Belarus now 😃

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I really liked this book. This is the first book I've read by N.K. Jemisin, and it definitely won't be the last. I liked how the different storylines connected in the end.

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White Cat | Holly Black
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Little Free Library Haul. I really don't need any more books, but these are both on my TBR, and I couldn't resist.

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Library haul: 2 books + 2 Doctor Who DVDs :D

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I literally gave this book a hug when I finished reading it.

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Black Jack, Volume 1 | Osamu Tezuka
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I read this to fulfill the manga task on Bookriot's Read Harder Challenge for this year. This is the first manga I've read and I really liked it. I was surprised at how quickly I got used to reading right to left.

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I really enjoyed this. The “logic“ of the anti-abolishment movement was so infuriating. I've forgotten much of the storyline from the second book, so I may have to reread it.

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I got an ARC for the sequel to this about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to finally reading the first book!

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I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I watched all the movies when they first came out and I read the first book a few years later. I hadn't read much fantasy then, and it was a bit too intense for me at the time. I listened to the second book on audio a year or so ago, and I found that my mind wandered a lot. This one kept my interest and made me want to re-watch the movies.

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It seems like I've always known of Georgia O'Keeffe and her work, but I didn't really know much about her personally. She lived from 1887 to 1986, and continued working her entire life. She was a pretty amazing woman. Also, I kind of want to go to New Mexico now.

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I went to Fair's Fair, a local used bookstore, a few weeks ago. I'm so excited to read all of these!

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Oh, how I love book maps, especially fantasy book maps!

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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What a beautiful book! The story was heartbreaking and infuriating much of the time, but also hopeful. I'll have to watch the movie soon.

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Undivided (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This was a satisfying conclusion to an excellent series.

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Droll Stories | Honoré de Balzac
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This is a strange and interesting collection of stories, mainly taking place during medieval times. Some of the stories made me laugh and some made me cringe. Clearly ideas of consent have changed a lot since these were published in the 1830s.

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As always, Philip Reeve is excellent. This was a sweet, fun and exciting story. I liked the way the main narrative was broken up throughout with excerpts from Myrtle's diary. I look forward to reading the rest of the series!

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I really liked the unusual framing of this book. I think I only saw the movie all the way through once. I recall enjoying it, but I will have to watch it again to fill in the gaps in my memory.

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This book was so beautifully written and illustrated. I'm so glad I finally read it and I can't wait to read the second instalment.

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Clockwork Princess | Cassandra Clare
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This was a great conclusion to a wonderful series. The story was wrapped up nicely. I've been enjoying the "Shadowhunters" tv series, and I think this would make an interesting show as well.

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This book was very strange and I liked it. The characters were really funny. I'm curious to see how the rest of the series turns out.

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I didn't love this book as much as I expected to. Parts of it were really great, though. I listened to it as an audiobook, and really wish the narrator hadn't used accents when quoting people.

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I read this to fulfill the "True Crime" requirement for Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge. It was really interesting and made me want to read more about codes and ciphers.

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Word Nerd | Susin Nielsen
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This was such a sweet, heartwarming book. Things weren't perfect at the end, but they were wrapped nicely in a believable way. I'm so glad I read it and I look forward to reading "Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom."

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As always, Thomas King is wonderful. I loved the characters in this book, and the way the story unfolded.

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This book was touching and often hilarious. Gabrielle Union is so smart and funny. It was great!

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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This was a very strange book. It's the second Kurt Vonnegut book I've read, and I basically enjoyed them both, but I'm not sure fully got them.

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Fight Club | Chuck Palahnuik
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It's always a bit of an odd experience reading a book years after watching the movie. I enjoyed getting into the mind of the narrator.

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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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As always, Terry Pratchett is hilarious and so entertaining. This is the first Discworld book featuring Tiffany Aching. I'm looking forward to reading the rest.

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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This is the first fiction book I've read by Roxane Gay. I didn't like it quite as much as Bad Feminist and Hunger, but I still really enjoyed it. Roxane Gay has become one of my favourite authors.

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This installation of Dear Canada tells the story of Violet Pesheens, an Anishinabe girl who was sent to a residential school in Ontario in 1966. I am happy to see that these stories are being told more openly in recent years. I hope this book and others like will be used in Social Studies classes soon.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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I watched this movie years ago. I'm glad that I finally read the book. I didn't remember the government sectors having the names of body parts in the movie, "The Eye," "The Ear," "The Fingers," etc. It made me wonder what other things I've forgotten from the movie, or just didn't catch the first time around.

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I couldn't find an exact match for this book, so this will have to be close enough. I can never resist The Great Courses series. Unfortunately, my mind tends to wander while listening to these lectures. It seems like a good jumping off point for reading more about world mythologies.

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I'm so happy I finally read Matilda! It was wonderful, even though it was heartbreaking at times. I'll have to re-watch the movie soon 😀

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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"Mr. Karel went on to say that it is the duty of every man in this country to seize the initiative and make Britain great again."

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I saw this book in a little free library and couldn't resist. It's so hard to find German-language books in Canada, so I was pretty excited to find it. I haven't attempted to read a book in German for quite a while, so I'm not sure how much of it I fully understood. It was nice to have a refresher, though.

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Airborn | Kenneth Oppel
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I had this on hold at the library and it took forever to come in. I'm so happy to have finally read it. I accidentally read the second book in the series first, so now I just have the final book in the trilogy to look forward to. I can't wait!

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Heidi (Classic) | Johanna Spyri
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This is one of those classic children's books that I've meant to read for ages. It was very sweet, but a bit heavy on religion for my taste. I look forward to reading this to the kids I take care of.

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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I'm doing Bookriot's Read Harder challenge again. This book fulfills the first task: A book published posthumously. This book was very strange and I liked it. It was written in the 1930s, but couldn't be published until the 1960s because of its criticism of Soviet life.

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I got a gift card for Chapters this Christmas. I was very excited to get four books from my tbr 😄

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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I didn't like this as much as the first book in the trilogy, but I still really enjoyed it. I anxiously await the third book!

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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❤️ Fantasy book map ❤️ I never understand, though, why authors go to the trouble of creating a map of their fantasy world and then don't include every town and city from the story.

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Master & Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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My library holds came in!

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A Handful Of Time | Kit Pearson
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I ended up reading a few more books than I expected to this year 😀 Guess I'll have to set my challenge higher for 2018!

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For the most part I liked this book. I had a bit of a hard time with Ender's character at the start. He just did not seem like a believable six year old to me. That became less distracting as the book went on, though. I will probably read the rest of the series.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I really enjoyed this! I found that Neil Gaiman did a great job of getting into the head of a child, exasperated by grown ups not listening to hear. Even reading it as an adult, I found parts of it quite spooky. I definitely look forward to sharing it with my nieces and nephew!

MayJasper Sounds fantastic 1y
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I enjoyed this second half of the book. I like how a horror story was built mainly out of human reactions to stress and power struggles. It did seem like the ending was a bit too easy though. Also, I'm curious to know if people in Maine actually refer to pickup trucks as "pickemup trucks," or if Stephen King is just confused.

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Gone | Michael Grant
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I've been meaning to read this book for years. I'm so glad that I finally did! I really liked the way the different characters interacted with each other, sometimes bringing out the best in each other and sometimes the worst. I'm excited to read the next book in the series!

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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On the first day Coraline's family moved in, Miss Spink and Miss Forcible made a point of telling Coraline how dangerous the well was, and they warned her to be sure she kept away from it. So Coraline set off to explore it, so she knew where it was, to keep away from it properly.

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Flamecaster | Cinda Williams Chima
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I was so excited to find a new series by Cinda Williams Chima! I was thrilled to realize that it is set in the Seven Realms. This book was awesome and I can hardly wait to read the next in the series!