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Booktrovert

Booktrovert

Joined April 2016

Reader, writer, awkward introvert (INFJ). Not shy.
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The Patriots: A Novel by Sana Krasikov
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Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Becky Chambers is a delight - she's a sensitive and respectful writer, and her storytelling is terrific. With this next volume in the wayfarer series, I initially missed the rest of the crew. But learning more about Pepper's past and following Lovey's progress was ... lovely. Many of the traits and themes from small angry planet are present here and we get a bit more depth on family and belonging. I am definitely a fan!!

Starfish_Happiness I was so excited to discover that it's been released here in the US on ebook format! I was expecting to have to wait until next spring. I've downloaded it, but I'm determined to finish my library books before I start it. Can't wait! 3y
Booktrovert @Starfish_Happiness I hope you will love it!! 😀 3y
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⭐️⭐️ -- Disappointing read. The voice was so stilted and detached that it was a challenge to feel engaged.

KateFulfordAuthor Like a stronger narrative? If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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Pippi Longstocking | Astrid Lindgren
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I'm not sure any explanation is needed. 😀#Booktober #Day28 #CharacterIdDressUpAs

Well-ReadNeck Excellent choice!!! 3y
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Effigy | Alissa York
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I don't really have a lot of #CreepyCovers in my library, but these two might qualify. 😀 #Booktober #Day27

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Galore: A novel | Michael Crummey
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#Booktober #Day26 #Rereads -- apart from classic lit., I very rarely reread books, though I do keep books I love with the intention of reading them again. Michael Crummey's Galore is quite the exception for me. I think I have read it 5 times since it published. Dang, I love this book!!! Hard!! 😀📚❤️

Booktrovert This book can also double for #RecommendsDay - I truly push it on everyone. 😋 3y
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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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#Booktober #Day25 #iLikeBigBooks - no word of a lie!! I ❤️ big books. A lot! The higher the page count, the better. These are a few of my favourites (Middlemarch, Infinite Jest, Wolf Hall, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, Anna Karenina, Kristin Lavransdatter, and A Fine Balance), though I could probably fill several collages with all of the great big books I've read. Not to mention those on Mt. TBR! 😀📚📚📚

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#booktober #day22 #immigrantstories There are so many great novels out there that explore the immigrant experience. Adichie's book still sits with me very strongly and it's one I often recommend.

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The Girls | Lori Lansens
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Rose and Ruby Darlen, conjoined sisters, have been #UnforgettableWomen in my reading life. #booktober #day20

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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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Holly Golightly immediately comes to mind!! #booktober #day19 #bestcharactername

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Seems like the perfect time for this #PairedRead. Hoping to be fully immersed in great storytelling!! 🎃🕸🔮📖

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Ahab's Wife | Sena Jeter Naslund
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Finally getting to this meaty bit of historical fiction - that's been on my shelf for years! Huge fan of Moby Dick, this is proving an interesting, if peculiar, companion.

Books.a.Lot @Booktrovert I still think about your husband's tattoo on occasion. One day I will re-read Moby Dick and it will be thanks to his ink! :D 3y
Booktrovert @Books.a.Lot cool!!! He's added to it - working on a bit of a literary sleeve. Going to get the whale touched up soon with more white highlights. 😀🐳 3y
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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This has been an interesting read - one I can't help but read through the lens of a certain personality running in the #USElection

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Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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#Booktober #Day14 #mancrush -- Colson Whitehead has been a huge lit crush of mine for years. He's so smart and talented. (Huge respect for CW, not intended as objectification!!!)

Books.a.Lot I am going to see him read in a couple weeks! I haven't read him yet, but have one of his books on my stacks to read before the event. I got the ticket because too many people whose opinions I value (like you!) have raved about him for so long now, and I know I will not be disappointed when I get there. 3y
Booktrovert @Books.a.Lot sweet!! I have a ticket to see him when he's up here too. I am so excited and weirdly nervous. 😋 3y
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Rising Strong | Bren Brown
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So... suffered major concussion the other day and it hurts to do everything, and especially things involving my eyes ?- which is, you know, everything. (And I am being bad in using my phone just now; le sigh.) Brené Brown kindly includes some lovely illustrated quotes using larger fonts. This is my favourite.

BookishMarginalia Ouch! Take good care of yourself! That sounds nasty 🙁 3y
Merethebookgal I hope you're better soon! 3y
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The Gin Closet | Leslie Jamison
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#Booktober Day 5: #DebutNovel -- I decided to choose a debut novel that I felt flew under the radar in 2010/2011, The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison. This is a very, very good book. It's urgent, raw and compassionate. This is a work that is heart-achingly beautiful. I hope you will seek it out.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Huh. Never heard of it. Scurrying off to check it out. 😬 3y
Booktrovert @Penny_LiteraryHoarders it impressed me so much. It is tough at moments, but - yeah. Wowed me. #NotToOversell heh. 3y
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Excellent book mail today!! Sam Maggs, Margaret Atwood, Ami McKay! (Moth is back in The Witches of New York!!!) #ReadWomen

Penny_LiteraryHoarders ❤️❤️❤️New Ami McKay!!! 3y
Booktrovert @Penny_LiteraryHoarders SO. EXCITING!!! 🙌🙌🙌 3y
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#Booktober Day 4: #bookmarks -- as book lovers we probably all have bookmarks coming out the wazoo. 😀 Though I do have a few pretty ones, my general go-tos are the publisher or bookstore freebies. My current read - The Lonely City - is an ebooks so no physical bookmark during this read. (I do love my silver owl head, picked up on a trip to NYC and the MOMA!!)

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Middlemarch (Revised) | George Eliot
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#Booktober Day4: #bookmarks -- I don't use this bookmark very often because it's too special. Haha. But I love the quote and Middlemarch is one of my favourite novels.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#Booktober Day 3: Text-only book covers These are a few of my 2016 reads that are text-only covers. The UK edition of The Nest is different than your US edition. Which do you prefer?? 😀

Books.a.Lot My eyes are always drawn to the Gilbert just because of how colorful it is. 😍 3y
Booktrovert @Books.a.Lot it is such a striking cover!! I found it a very good read - not my usual sort of read but it was enjoyable and helpful and had me thinking quite a bit. 😀 3y
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Awesome book mail today!! Won a #CrazyForCanLit contest from Canada's #GillerPrize, and was sent this 2016 longlisted nominee. 🇨🇦📚🙌

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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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#Booktober Day 2 - Set in South America: From my shelves, 2 books. One I loved (oh, HELLO Ann Patchett!), and one I wanted to throw across the room (which was such a bummer because so many people love 100 Years).

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I love (LOVE!) Kyo Maclear so much, so was thrilled to see her again today AND score an ARC of her upcoming memoir (and a little Penguin swag too). Thanks to #PRHCFallPreview. Also loved seeing my friend @Penny_LiteraryHoarders for a few hours!!

Booktrovert I highly recommend Maclear's novel 3y
slhbooks They both sound good...added to the ol' stack😉 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders ❤️❤️❤️ great pic! Good times! xoxo!! 😊 3y
Booktrovert @slhbooks awesome!!! 3y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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#SeptemberWrapUp | 6 books | 2209 pages | 4 #fiction | 2 #nonfiction | Favourite read: Commonwealth (so, so good!) #BringOnOctober

celtichik What did you think of The Lonely City? 3y
Booktrovert Hi @celtikchik! It is very interesting. Do you have it too? 3y
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#FunPhotoFriday A recent re-read for me, this book held up as wonderfully as I had hoped. If ever the word "romp" was used well to describe a novel, it would be for this one. This book is epic and grand, fun and sharp. And for all its literariness, there is an interesting mystery. 'Solomon Gursky' is a great read from a #CanLit master.

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Serafim and Claire | Mark Lavorato
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Serendipitous passage while reading during #BannedBooksWeek!!

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The "iconic duo" thing went a bit cuckoo on twitter. This duo immediately came to mind - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. OMG I love them so much!! So I thought we could do an #IconicDuo #LiteraryEdition here @Litsy Who is your iconic literary duo??? This is so much fun to think about!! Can't wait to see everyone's replies.

Booktrovert I was a total nerd and liked my own post - because these two make me so freaking happy. I just see their faces and smile. I loved the film adaptation of Stoppard's play. 3y
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King Lear (Revised) | William Shakespeare
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#3FictionalCharacters #LiteraryEdition I guess it would be easy enough to contemplate this forever, but this might be very, very close. (Though I am still contemplating Lisbeth Salander.) 😀. Minerva McGonagall, Harriet the Spy, and Cordelia.

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Silent Spring | Rachel Carson
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Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was published #OTD in 1962.

Books.a.Lot I need to reqd that one still! (Oh, and hi... It's El.) 3y
Booktrovert Hey, El!!! Thanks for letting me know. 😀 3y
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All My Puny Sorrows | Miriam Toews
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#3Authors: Miriam Toews. Flannery O'Connor. Michael Crummey. I cannot count the ways I love and admire these three writers. The abilities they have with language and conveying emotion on the page are incredible. A little dark and twisty sometimes, but funny, smart and all heart! For me, they are a true gift - and not just to my literary life. They have given me so many wonderful hours of contemplation. Who are your three authors?

erinreads I loved All My Puny Sorrows so much! I spent a good month recommending it to just about anyone. 💕 3y
Booktrovert It is an incredible novel, @erinreads. I didn't shut up about it for nearly a year. (And, apparently I am still going on about it!!). 😀 3y
erinreads @Booktrovert And now I feel a reread in my near future the more I'm thinking of it! 🤗 3y
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"The past is more alive to her than the present, she realizes, and the thought is suffocating." - Dominic Smith, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

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Jane Smiley, #BOTD in 1949.

RealLifeReading Great quote! Also love your username 3y
Booktrovert Heh; thanks @RealLifeReading ! 😀📚📚📚 3y
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Yiddish for Pirates | Gary Barwin
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The 6-book #GillerPrize shortlist was just announced. Checkout some great #CanLit. Winner of the $100,000 prize will be announced 07 November. website: scotiabankgillerprize.ca

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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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F. Scott Fitzgerald #BOTD in 1896.

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Diamond Head | Cecily Wong
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Up and down read for me. Story has so much potential, and there were moments of wonderful writing, though there was much to like and appreciate it was too inconsistent. Loved the settings! And I loved Hong. Pacing and ending were awkward.

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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What I find Patchett does exceptionally well are the nuances and dynamics of family and the excavation of responsibility. She's an insightful writer. She's also very funny, albeit sometimes it's a dark-funny, which I can fully appreciate. And when themes get heavy or sad those moments of levity are terrifically welcome moments. I hugely respect how Patchett creates complicated, messy characters. She seems to have huge empathy for her creations.

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett

#CurrentlyReading and it is sooo good. Patchett is fantastic with the dynamics of family.

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Nearly finished this read - finding it a peculiar mixed bag. Have you read it?

Erynecki Ditto 3y
Booktrovert Thanks for saying so, @Erynecki! I was feeling quite alone in my response to the book. 🙌 3y
Erynecki @Booktrovert I really loved the writing- but I'm not a surfer so after awhile it got to be too much for me. But having said that, I did finish it! 3y
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For many reasons, Wilkerson's book should be required reading. She did a tremendous job harnessing the wealth of research. I loved the studies and statistics Wilkerson included in her book, helping to disprove so many wrongly held beliefs about Southern Black Americans.

MrBook Nice! I'm about 3 hours in on my audio, and I'm really, really enjoying this one so far! 3y
Booktrovert I hope you will continue to enjoy this one!! 3y
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The Parker family is one hot mess. But aren't all families in at least one way or another? Jones does a wonderful job with tensions and frictions in family, the things that go unsaid and bubble just below the surface, and the different ways people are never fully known to others. Kind sensitivity shown in charting Kate's - the Parker family matriarch - path

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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Keen for this, though how will I empty my head of the JSF-Natalie Portman brouhaha?? HOW??? 😋

Penny_LiteraryHoarders 😄 I'm still trying to understand it - the Why of it - the why should we care? 3y
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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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Stupid-excited to have this in my hot little hands today!!! (And the design is fantastic!)

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Banner does a lovely job bringing to life the island of Castellamare, and her characters - though not deeply drawn - are vivid and easy to imagine. The hardcover edition is gorgeous! NPR (Annalisa Quinn) had a review that perfectly captures my feelings: http://www.npr.org/2016/07/20/486223703/the-house-at-the-edge-of-night-is-a-comf...

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Gyasi is clever in how she structured this book. While epic in span and settings, the page count is not - though I would have gladly devoured an 800 page novel. Gyasi's talent is hugely evident in this debut!

litsybookclub This is our book club book this month! Hope you'll join us for discussion :) 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Gyasi is clever in how she structured this book. While epic in span and settings, the page count is not - though I would have gladly devoured an 800 page novel. Gyasi's talent is hugely evident in this debut!

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The Fifth Heart | Dan Simmons
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Summer reading, cottage edition. This novel has been a fun and entertaining vacation read!

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Troubling Love | Elena Ferrante
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Ferrante truly has a handle on the emotionally dark and twisty natures people possess.

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"Armchair" bibliotherapist training about to commence! #BookNerd

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Yay!!! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 Hi Jennifer!! 🙂 3y
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I got so much enjoyment out of this novel - I found it smart, insightful, entertaining and emotional. The book was also a whole lot of fun!

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Loved the first ¾ of this book but felt the last ¼ veered into the farcical, and detracted from what had been a solid, engaging story. 7th book read from Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction longlist.