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CallMeIshmael

CallMeIshmael

Joined May 2016

Runner, Reader, Time Lord, Jedi, Howler, Marathon Maniac #7995
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I did enjoy this one and I loved the mystery aspect although I want to know more about you know what….

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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I‘m Nashville for a dance competition and made some time to hit a local bookstore

britt_brooke I‘m SO happy you stopped by The Bookshop! It‘s such a happy little space. Hope y‘all had fun in Nashville. 1mo
Nute All readers understand the desire to visit the local bookstores when in a different city/town for whatever reason. I hope that you enjoyed yourself!🙂 2w
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Among Thieves | M. J. Kuhn
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Take a little bit oceans 11 and add some Game of Thrones and a little bit of everything else and then you have this amazing book. The characters, the plot, everything is flushed out and you feel a part of the heist and you are nervous for the outcome. This book is great and I desperately need a sequel.

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Among Thieves | M. J. Kuhn
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Really excited to start this one and did I mention this is a signed copy!

AkashaVampie That cover... 💜🖤💜🖤💜🖤💜 gorgeous!!!! 4mo
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Way of Kings, Part One | Brandon Sanderson
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I do not believe I have ever read or even watched a better story than this! It is epic in every way, the world, the characters, the environment, everything is created perfectly. I absolutely cannot wait to dive into the rest of the series.

TracyReadsBooks Almost done with my reread of this book and I have to say, I like it even more than I did the first time I read it. So good! I think I might have to dive right into the second book. 4mo
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Way of Kings, Part One | Brandon Sanderson
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Snowy day and a good book

Simona Looks like perfect day for reading❣️ 4mo
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My 5 favorite of the 44 I read this year, read lots of good ones and it would be hard to pick a favorite of these. Priory is the book I would recommend to anyone and I have, it is revolutionary and being a girl dad I couldn‘t get enough of it.
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britt_brooke Nice picks! And I bet you‘re an amazing girl dad. 💚 5mo
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There is an episode of golden girls where Dorothy is telling rose in a bookstore that surprisingly Vanna White‘s autobiography is a hell of a read. This book is a hell of a read.

CallMeIshmael Read this in one day pretty much. Dave Grohl has always been one of the good ones since the first time I realized the drummer from Nirvana could also play guitar. He tells an amazing story and his love for his momma and his girls is special. The parts about Kurt are rough but it was important. If you get the chance read this book and you will not be disappointed.
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britt_brooke Love your review! 5mo
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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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A more perfect book you will never find

Jas16 That is beautiful. 5mo
WJCintron Beautiful edition!!! 😍 4mo
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Getting older is easier when you read how your heroes are also aging gracefully. This book is so well written.

Crazeedi Aging heroes for right in!😉😊 5mo
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Good book, Chinese takeout on this dreary Friday evening is pretty swell

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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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Still processing this one, it is my first completed Pynchon and I did enjoy reading it, I was at times confused.

Smrloomis Still never read him… not sure I can handle it given his reputation🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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Loving this so far

Leftcoastzen 👍👏❤️ 6mo
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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters | Kurt Vonnegut
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It‘s Friday, I have Beer and the Vonnegut documentary

@britt_brooke this is starting well

britt_brooke First, what kind of beer? 👀 Second, I‘m very envious because I don‘t think I‘ll get a chance to watch it this weekend. I hope it‘s as amazing as it looks. Enjoy!! 6mo
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke it‘s the sam Adams winter lager which is perfect for this 6mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael Nice pairing! 6mo
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Bloodless | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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DB Cooper, Agent Pendergast, a possible vampire and the great city of Savannah. This book literally has everything and then some, quick read and great read.

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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That fact that I love this time of year

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow, no review I can right can sum how good this one is. Just read it

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The 90‘s southern housewives and a vampire what could go wrong? I enjoyed this one, although I believe the author always goes a little darker than needed and totally has something against dogs (though this isn‘t as bad as his previous book). I would recommend it but didn‘t love it

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This dude has some serious issues with dogs….

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House of Hollow | Krystal M. Sutherland
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Quick read and a pretty good one, this reminded me a lot of The Library at mount char. Weird and good and Tyler is a great character and in fact all the characters were great and had depth.

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Omg this book is so good, so much better than I even had hoped.

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Been wanting this behemoth for quite a while, going to make a good fall read

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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My goal was 30 books this year and ladies and gentlemen you are looking at number 30. I had always resisted this because the original movie adaptation came out around the time of Return of the Jedi and 6 year old matt would have none of it since the commercials said it was better. I‘m looking forward to the new movie and glad to have finally read this. It wasn‘t perfect but it was pretty good

DrexEdit Congrats on reaching your goal! 🥳🎉 7mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 7mo
Reggie Congrats!🎉 7mo
jb72 Congratulations 🎊 7mo
britt_brooke Yay! 🍻 7mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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First of all this book is amazing and second it‘s FREE!!!!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Wow….this book was great, I even got choked up at the end, only took me a few hours to read. My only regret is that the music doesn‘t actually exist.

JacqMac Right? I wanted music, too. Lol 8mo
peanutnine They just started filming the miniseries so soon we'll get to hear the music! 🎶💕 8mo
CallMeIshmael @peanutnine shut the front door!!! Are you serious? 8mo
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WJCintron @peanutnine Yes, my son auditioned for it, but unfortunately he didn't book it. We can't wait to watch it! 5mo
WJCintron Definitely! My son said the same thing! 😂 The story is great! 5mo
CallMeIshmael @WJCintron that is so cool 5mo
WJCintron @CallMeIshmael super exciting, but it's so sad when he doesn't book it. It's like a rollercoaster, you know. Praying he can make his dreams come true. 🙏 I posted a pic. 👍 5mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Some Cap‘n‘Crunch and a book I‘m about to read in one day, good times man

Bklover Cap‘n Crunch is the best!! 8mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Gorgeous day

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The Institute | Stephen King
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As usual a great book from Mr. King, although there were some disturbing aspects to this one, it‘s sad that while this is fiction I could see it absolutely taking place. But a great page turner and lovable heroes. As for the kids language, I get it and those who don‘t weren‘t the weird kids in an element where you were the outsider. I loved the language they used and thought it was appropriate.

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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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If you know you know

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My wife says I have too many….I also have two other shelves downstairs. I just think I need a bigger one up here

AmyG Can you ever have too many? 9mo
RebelReader Too many is very subjective! 9mo
WJCintron You definitely need a new one. There's no such thing as too many bookshelves/books. 😃 👍 😂 8mo
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Galapagos: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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Don‘t feel well and have a sinus infection but I have Vonnegut and Cigarettes after sex playing so it isn‘t that bad

britt_brooke Hope you feel better soon, Matt! 9mo
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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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My summer of Vonnegut continues and I am still wrapping my brain around this one, but I loved it! As I get older I gain perspective with different authors but Vonnegut always surprises me and makes me feel things that I still need to feel.

britt_brooke I reread this recently, too! 9mo
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I love Vonnegut, I love the simplicity, I love the humor, I love the truth. He is easy to love

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Cloudsplitter | Russell Banks
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Wonderful book, that I highly recommend

Tamra I have this chunkster and haven‘t gotten around to it! 9mo
CallMeIshmael @Tamra Same I decided to pick it up and did not regret it (edited) 9mo
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The Vonnegut collection is coming along nicely

britt_brooke 🤩🤩🤩 13mo
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke I knew you would appreciate 13mo
vivastory Nice!! 13mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Elin is a young woman who has a bad relationship with her brother who is hosting an engagement party at weird hotel where people keep disappearing and she is quite depressing and a dreadful character. This book was a pain to finish and it literally makes no sense. It had such potential but it was like watching a bad lifetime movie

kbibliophilific I liked it but expected more 14mo
Rachbb3 I‘m reading this now and I feel the same way! I‘m about 100 pages from finishing and still waiting for....something. 14mo
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Mason & Dixon | Thomas Pynchon
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This book is hilarious

candority Hopefully it continues to be! What a huge book! 1y
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Mason & Dixon | Thomas Pynchon
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Got to visit my first bookstore in over a year and man it was Magical.

Soubhiville Wait where? There‘s a Downtown Books and News in Asheville NC I used to frequent when I lived there. I absolutely loved that place! 1y
CallMeIshmael @Soubhiville yep!! Spent the weekend here and went in this fabulous store, first and definitely not last trip here 1y
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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I loved the guest list and I loved this one, I love her formula and I feel same way I do when watching a fast and furious movie...I know the plot I know the story but it‘s still fun to enjoy it.

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Wow this book shook me and made me question myself and how I grew up and assumptions I have made. This book should be given freely to school children everywhere.

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Not a bad way to spend a Sunday

kspenmoll Cozy! 1y
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Killing Che | Chuck Pfarrer
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I love nights like this

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Northline: A Novel | Willy Vlautin
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Beer and a good book, quick easy read and a great story.

Kdgordon88 Love this book and Willy Vlautin! 1y
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Infinite Jest (-20th Anniversary) | David Foster Wallace
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This is the time I get through it....he tells himself

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Loved the first one now on to the second one, who knew murderbot is what I needed in life.

@britt_brooke thank you for bringing this to my life

britt_brooke 🤗 So happy you‘re enjoying! 1y
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke quick question to you see murderbot as male or female...I know gender isn‘t assigned but I see it as male, but that is because I identify with it. Wondering your point of view 1y
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael Totally valid question and one I‘ve tried to research. As simple as it sounds, I‘ve been listening to the audiobooks, and the narrator is clearly male so that‘s reassured what I‘ve been picturing. BUT, I‘ve read a lot of reviews that refer to Murderbot as female. So, I‘m not sure. I personally see it as male. 1y
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This chunkster was a superb read, I loved the Victorian setting and loved the characters and it was a book where I felt like I was a part of the story. Highly recommend

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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This book was excellent, I loved the different narration and the fact you didn‘t know exactly what the mystery was until later. Very much like knives out

Victoriahoperose I agree so much! There was all kinds of drama. It was definitely a fun book to read. 1y
MarriedtoMrT Knives Out is a great comparison! 1y
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The Brothers Karamazov | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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It‘s been sitting on my shelf for quite a while so why not #iloverussianliterature

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Tomorrow is gonna be a good day

Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉👏🎊🥳❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️🍾 1y
dariazeoli 🙌🏻❤️ 1y
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This book made me cry like a little kid, real tears and real hard. It was great, maybe not for everyone but it was perfect for me

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