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Batakris

Batakris

Joined April 2016

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Mehso-so

Not bad... but not dystopian and nowhere near Margaret Atwood‘s storytelling. Story is told from different women‘s perspectives... each tackling a “woman‘s issue”. Truth be told, I felt this book wasn‘t far off the mark of reality and it‘s Oregon setting made that seem even more possible. I might suggest it but with a ‘meh‘ disclaimer.

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The Dog Stars | Peter Heller
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What a beautiful book. Reading it in Wyoming... visiting my father... missing my children and my one true love.

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Pickpick

Wonderful quick read- I enjoyed it! Spoiled daughter always wanting more... oldest daughter always forgotten... tense household... and a double murder we all thought we understood.

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The Spy: A novel | Paulo Coelho
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Mehso-so

The heat of Nevada melted the glue and my book came apart but... I say this book is ok. Mata Hari plays a victim and I'm not sure I feel compassion for a woman so self-serving. I did like learning the history, however

MrBook Wow!!! 😧 2y
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Pickpick

Quick read but not bad. I liked the idea of approaching each side, or each side approaching.

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Perfect book to read alone in the mountains. Not only does it help me learn to embrace solitude, but it taught me little nuggets of medieval lore. One day I will walk the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostelo... I can't wait!

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Fen | Daisy Johnson
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What a wonderful set of stories! Reminiscent of life in a small town where histories become mythologies and people are built from mud and sweat... we are foxes and fish, we come from birds and smell of dirt. This book is a keeper and one to reread.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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What an interesting idea... give your child to the couple that lost a child by your hand. This book was not my favorite by Erdich, but certainly worth reading. The main character Larose, is a young man caught between two families both treading in grief. If you like reading books with themes of loss and set within a native culture, you might like this one!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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If you read no other book but this one during the summer, let it be this. This book touched me and still has me caught in the web of a curmudgeon. I read it out loud to my husband and we were both moved by the truth that is written about life ... in this book. I cannot even explain... it will stick with you... drink it in.

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My first book of the summer and I loved it! The description of the people Vance grew up with are often no different than students I teach. I appreciated his candor and I am looking forward to mulling over his footnotes. Thank you Vance!

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Pickpick

Loved this book! The process to create text on the page was so much more than I ever understood. This book has a bit of intrigue and history and reverence for the Word and the word. I think it is a great read!!

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Pickpick

I ❤️d this book and was surprised at how little I knew about the women's movement. This book made me feel just a little bit smarter and it will help me understand others in the future. I handed it to an angry high school senior that did nothing but yell at her male classmates and cry her feminism battle cry daily in AP chemistry. She took notes and turned it back to me saying, "I didn't really know!"
I've also always wondered about Cosmopolitan.

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Read this one in one sitting- great book! Gifted protagonist and a caring teacher and an ending that brought tears. I love the way Quick writes... just like his name: quick. It is smart and meaningful. What did I get out of this book? As adults, we are models of adulting. If we want our youth to do it right, we need to do it right.

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I love this author! I am so excited to read this book while snuggled in my mother-in-law's quilts. I like the beginning... the prejudice is obvious and sets up the story!