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CallMeIshmael

CallMeIshmael

Joined May 2016

Runner, Reader, Time Lord, Jedi, Howler, Marathon Maniac #7995
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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!! 1w
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke it‘s the sam Adams winter lager which is perfect for this 1w
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael Nice pairing! 1w
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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! 🥳🎉 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
Reggie Congrats!🎉 2mo
jb72 Congratulations 🎊 1mo
britt_brooke Yay! 🍻 1mo
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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 2mo
peanutnine They just started filming the miniseries so soon we'll get to hear the music! 🎶💕 2mo
CallMeIshmael @peanutnine shut the front door!!! Are you serious? 2mo
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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!! 2mo
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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? 3mo
RebelReader Too many is very subjective! 3mo
WJCintron You definitely need a new one. There's no such thing as too many bookshelves/books. 😃 👍 😂 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 4mo
CallMeIshmael @Tamra Same I decided to pick it up and did not regret it (edited) 4mo
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The Vonnegut collection is coming along nicely

britt_brooke 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke I knew you would appreciate 7mo
vivastory Nice!! 7mo
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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 8mo
Rachbb3 I‘m reading this now and I feel the same way! I‘m about 100 pages from finishing and still waiting for....something. 8mo
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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! 9mo
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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! 9mo
CallMeIshmael @Soubhiville yep!! Spent the weekend here and went in this fabulous store, first and definitely not last trip here 9mo
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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! 9mo
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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! 9mo
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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! 10mo
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 10mo
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. 10mo
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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. 10mo
MarriedtoMrT Knives Out is a great comparison! 10mo
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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 🙌🎉👏🎊🥳❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Leftcoastzen 👏❤️🍾 10mo
dariazeoli 🙌🏻❤️ 10mo
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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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Any review I give could not do this book justice. It as absolutely perfect, it is like LOTR except better

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This book is so good! I‘m only about a 1/3 of the way but so I love it

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Another Xmas present

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Everyone should read this and realize how important a free press is these United States of America. How someone can learn about this and utter the words fake news disgusts me

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My sister gets me

kspenmoll My husband gave me the same book tonight for our jolabokaflod celebration! 11mo
Nute It‘s awesome when we are understood by our family members!😃 11mo
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Merry Christmas to me

Simona Merry Christmas ♥️ 11mo
Nute Merry Christmas, Matt!💚 11mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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A review doesn‘t do this book justice. This book took me only a day to read, not because it was easy but because I had to finish it because I owed them to learn the story. This world is not right nor fair and we absolutely have to be better

britt_brooke After reading this, I immediately looked for nonfiction accounts. As you said, the stories deserve to be heard. 11mo
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke I will have to check these out 11mo
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This is book isn‘t nearly as detailed as other biographies but it‘s great in it‘s simplicity. It tells the story and it‘s perfect for younger ones and doesn‘t weigh you down with intimate details. Those books exist and I‘m glad for them but this was fun. Also Washington wasn‘t that great a guy and neither was Martha for the war they treated slaves. Our history is embarrassing

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Just bought this book from my local resale store in WV and found this as a bookmark....from 1989 in Saginaw Michigan. Old books are so cool

Megabooks Cool! 11mo
britt_brooke Love these kinds of treasures! 11mo
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The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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I have never really cared for chess but this book made it seem like the 7th game of the World Series. Cannot wait to watch the series

AmyG The series is excellent. 12mo
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Weighted blanket, The Replacements and this awesome book I‘m about to finish

WJCintron This one is on my TBR for the POPSUGAR Challenge! Is it good? 11mo
CallMeIshmael @WJCintron so good and it reads easily and quickly and it has lots of life lessons 11mo
WJCintron @CallMeIshmael Awesome! Thanks 😊🙏 11mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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We do bones mother fucker!! Omg this book it‘s so damn amazing like really amazing

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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It came!!

SantieWantie I‘m so jealous 😭😭😭. Mine hasn‘t come and I think I‘ll maybe get it next week. 12mo
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