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BrooklynBookGirl

BrooklynBookGirl

Joined September 2016

Books are my favorite.
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Mehso-so

Eh.

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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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Sitting in the Charlotte airport, waiting on our flight to Rome. TRYING to read this book that‘s been on my book shelf since 2015. It‘s not so good 😑

LapReader 😭I read it for my book club and loved it. There is a movie too. 5mo
laur89 Parts of it I really enjoyed, but overall it was a bit meh to me (the word choice used was a bit lost on me). Stick around for the end though! 5mo
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t love this one. I found the writing style and characters odd. 5mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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You know, I‘m not really a rom-com, chick lit kinda girl, but I liked this one. Cute, interesting, and I like how the main character was autistic and the hero of the book.

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Mehso-so

An in-depth look at the Elizabeth Holmes & Theranos scandal. Very well researched, very long.

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Mehso-so

I feel like it‘s been a while since I‘ve been impressed with a book 😐

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Book character day has always been one of my favorites as a teacher, but this year as principal, I rrrreeeaalllyyyy got to live my Trunchbull fantasy!!!!

BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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The best thing our new apartment is the super amazing bathtub!!! It‘s soooo big, and I get to actually read in it without it leaking 🙌🏻

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How Music Works | David Byrne
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I can‘t believe that it‘s almost been two months since our wedding!! We had a “post-punk” wedding, with a lot of Talking Heads and Violent Femmes references. As fun as it was, I‘m glad that the planning and writing checks are done for a while! 😍🤗😍😍💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊❤️ 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Congratulations—what a lovely picture! ♥️ 10mo
sprainedbrain Lovely! Congratulations ❤️ 10mo
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On to the next book—let‘s see what Goodbye, Vitamin holds for me. I only have a couple of days of break left, so I am trying to squeeze as much reading as possible in!

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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I am very confused how this book got stellar reviews. The first one hundred pages were awesome, but then it lost me. I know that this will be a very unpopular opinion.

mom2bugnbee Not every book is for every person! I bailed on The Underground Railroad, also an unpopular opinion. Life is too short to read books that don't speak to you. Onward! 😁 11mo
BookPixie I felt the same way when I read this. 11mo
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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I‘m delaying cleaning up the apartment, but I AM thoroughly enjoying my winter break. So far, I like Exit West, and it seems like a an easy vacation read. I got my husband some dense nonfiction books for Christmas (not really my jam), so we have been co-reading. #marriedchristmas #books #vacation

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Shoutout to #thisamericanlife

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Enjoying #marriedchristmas with a book club pick. I‘m hoping that I can actually go to meetings in 2019!!!!!

8little_paws This book is soooo good 11mo
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Blueeyedboy | Joanne Harris
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It‘s been a LLLOOONNNNGGGG time since I posted or since I‘ve had the peace to sit down and read, but I‘m back! Now that the wedding and move are over, I can finally pick back up on my book habit. Maybe I‘ll even get back to book club?????!!!

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Fresh Complaint | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Super cool! Front row, and I got to ask a question! The Greenlight Bookstore is also making a podcast of this talk too if you're interested in hearing him speak! #onehourofculture #jeffreyeugenides #freshcomplaint #greenlightbookstore

mrozzz Awesome!! 2y
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Fresh Complaint | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Getting ready to see Jeffrey Eugenides (my favorite author!!) speak about his new book Fresh Complaint!!! #brooklyn #brooklynbookgirl #dreams

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Really fantastic premise, but the ending was terrible and that last 100 pages were hard to get through. These blinds are best left unopened.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Definitely a highlight for me. Super cool! (Also, my copy has a drawing of a butterfly, but Mike's doesn't)

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Ahhhhhh!!!!!

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Forest Dark: A Novel | Nicole Krauss
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Book talk Tuesday!!! I just finished reading The History of Love, and now I'm here for her new release!

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The Epiphany Machine | David Burr Gerrard
Mehso-so

Started out really great, but about 4/5ths into the book, it lost me. Really cool premise, but I wish the ending was better thought out.

MrBook And you made this a suggestion for the bookclub 😆😂👏🏻🙌🏻. 2y
BrooklynBookGirl @MrBook I mean, Jason, I didn't ***know*** it was going to have an "eh" ending. But then again, since I didn't like it, Jen will probably love it ? 2y
MrBook 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻 I'm just messing. It's polling strong. 😊👍🏻 2y
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The Epiphany Machine | David Burr Gerrard
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Library daze

annkuch13 Cute picture! I love your outfit 2y
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Found on the walk home from the grocery store. I love that it's commonplace to put your unwanted, but still useable belongings on the sidewalk here. Even better, since school officially starts next Tuesday, and I've been doing some work today, I might benefit from reading a story or two 🤗 #storycorp #reading #books

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The Epiphany Machine | David Burr Gerrard
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I went to the Brooklyn Public Library to return Commonwealth this morning, and I perused the new release section. THIS book has been on my list before it was release date, and I happily checked out the only copy! 🤗 Also, didn't the BPL look beautiful this morning? #brooklyn #brooklynbookgirl #brooklynpubliclibrary #bpl

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful !! 2y
8little_paws What an awesome library!! 2y
JessieReadsInBK Love the outside of that branch (never been inside though ☹️). I always try to catch a glimpse when I'm in Grand Army Plaza. 2y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Patchett paints a realistic picture of a blended family whose relationship ebbs and flows over decades and through many tribulations. This could have been an easily overwrought novel, but Patchett succinctly, yet completely, connects the step siblings to each other and their own individual stories. A beautiful story of family, shared memories, and empathy. I immediately bought my grandma a copy, it was that good.

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Reading on my commute! #ihatenewark

mcipher A woman at book club last night had some hilarious Newark stories. 😳😂 2y
BrooklynBookGirl @mcipher the only good thing about commuting this week is that I've been able to read, lol 😂 2y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming.... #brooklyn #brooklynpubliclibrary

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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New book!!!

BookPixie I picked that one too! 2y
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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After a late start and a trip to Trader Joe's, I'm enjoying this balmy Sunday reading my latest book checked out of the BPL. #brooklyn #brooklynpubliclibrary #brooklynbookgirl #couch #sunday

Clwojick I have been meaning to read this! How is it? 2y
BrooklynBookGirl @Clwojick I'm not super far into it, but I like the style of writing. Also, it takes place in LA, which is nice considering the last several books I've read have taken place in NYC 2y
Clwojick Please let me know how you like it! Or if you recommend it. 😊 2y
BrooklynBookGirl @Clwojick Read it!!! It was beautiful! 2y
Clwojick @BrooklynBookGirl perfect! Thanks, I will! 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Whoa! This might be the first time @BookBabe and I have EVER agreed on a book! This was a fantastic science fiction/dystopia read! Malerman did an excellent job developing the characters and thinking through the mechanics of living in a world where sight can be deadly.

BookBabe 😂😂😂🙌🏻 Truth! 2y
rachellayown Excellent photo! 2y
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Behold The Dreamers was my January Book Club read, and it was certainly a great way to start the new year! #outofthisworldgiveaway Congrats, @valeriegeary on your new book!

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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A good beach read

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@BookPixie and I got our books signed!!! #brooklynbookgirl #brooklyn #books

Jess7 Nice! 2y
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Getting ready to hear Lisa Ko speak! #booktalk #brooklynbookgirl #brooklyn #thecommunitybookstore

Well-ReadNeck 💚💚💚 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome!!! 💕 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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The only positive about having to commute into Newark today for work is that I get a solid hour of reading time.

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This book made me cry.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!!😓 2y
BookBabe Me three! 😭 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Getting adjusted...

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are about at the same place in the book! I believe in chiropractic care ❤️ 2y
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Sheet Masks and reading...now that's relaxing!

courtney Sheet masks are an ugly & wonderful thing themselves 😂 I'm addicted but they kill me every time 2y
mcipher They make me feel like a weird serial killer! 😂 But they are awesome! 2y
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If you are interested!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Wow! A super fast read for the #2030somethingbookclub and I really loved it! Sure, maybe the quantum physics are a little iffy, but if you love sci-fi or parallel realities, then you'll love this book!

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Lisa Ko does a brilliant job capturing the "outsider" alien feeling that many adopted children experience. She's going to be at the Community Bookstore in Park Slope, Brooklyn on July 26, if you are interested in hearing her speak!

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Where/when do I do a lot my reading? Why, at the laundromat! This is probably one of my favorite hours of the week because I get to read and be quiet. The white noise of the dryers in the background don't hurt either. So far, really liking my #2030somethingbookclub read!

BookBabe Smiling in a laundromat? That never happens in my life, lol. So bummed you couldn't make it! What did you think of the book? (I'm scared to ask) 🙈 2y
BrooklynBookGirl @BookBabe Ugh. Me too. The MTA Summer of Hell is real. However; I absolutely LOVED the book! 2y
BookBabe Yay! We finally agree on a book! 😂🙌🏻 So glad you loved it, I did too! ❤️ 2y
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Carrie | Stephen King
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EVERYONE, GET YOUR TICKET!!!! @MrBook @BookBabe

melbeautyandbooks That sounds awesome! 2y
MrBook 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱!!!!! 2y
BookBabe Wow! Sweet! Thanks for telling us! 😃👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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So, I'm mad behind on all of my fun summer reading (and work related for that matter), but I'm able to read my last month section of The Leavers while my waiting on my laundry at the laundromat. Incredibly good so far!

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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I hate to bail on books, but I really disliked this one for the lack of action, conclusion, and character development outside of the 2 to 3 main characters. I thought it was interesting to split chapters between different geographical points and to frame things within sobriety. However; Buntin could have either blended the line between truth and fiction more for Cat's narrative or been more up front.

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Silver Sparrow | Tayari Jones
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It's been a long time since I've posted, but I absolutely LOVED this beautiful book about messy situations. It was the May Pick by the Brooklyn Public library, and I attended a lot of the events that they held in conjunction with the book. Reads easy and with a tongue that illustrates an old school Atlanta that I love and know well. Pick it up!

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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I just went to Emma Straub's new bookstore in Brooklyn! What a beautiful space!!

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After attending a wonderful reading this week at the BAM, I decided to pick up this real look at history. So far, fascinating, horrifying, and eye-opening.

cpreja An amazing book! 3y
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Absolutely amazing. I can't even believe the depth and beauty of this book. It's certainly a must read for any woman who doubts their self worth or strength. I loved the way it investigated what does it mean to be a woman, a daughter, a mother, a sister, and a person. Read it!!!

MrBook Hmm, is this a suggestion for a future book club poll? 😉👍🏻 3y
BrooklynBookGirl @MrBook Perhaps. It was a very moving story, but it is quite an emotional investment. Not really a light read, but definitely an amazing story. I now want to look up its historical accuracy. Buuuutttt, it's got to be a good book if I like it!!!! I typically don't like anything! Unless @BookBabe dislikes it! Haha!!😉🤓😜 3y
MrBook 😆 3y
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Well, a four hour flight meant that I needed my FOURTH book to read on this vacation! I started this book for another book club I'm joining, and I am pleasantly surprised by this novel. So far, beautifully written and an intriguing story