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Joined September 2016

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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"And maybe I can let go of the sting and resentment of the path not taken, because the path not taken isn't just the inverse of who I am. It's an infinitely branching system that represents all the permutations of my life between the extremes of me and Jason 2."
Another great selection from Crouch that explores the idea of a multiverse, infinite versions of ourselves and our lives, and reads much like watching a big budget thriller.
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Chab256 "I've seen so many versions of you. With me. Without me. Artist. Teacher. Graphic Designer. But it's all, in the end, just life. We see it macro, like one big story, but when you're in it, it's all just day to day, right? And isn't that what you have to make peace with?"
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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MommyOfTwo I loved this book! 4w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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My first 5 star read of the year...something a little outside my normal reading box...I really enjoyed the questions this book raises about memory, time, destiny, and human behavior. I will definitely pick up Crouch's previous novel Dark Matter in the future.
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marleed I gave this 5 stars, as well. And also not in my wheel house! I‘m think now I might need new wheels! 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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"...and he thinks perhaps there's a reason our memories are kept hazy and out of focus. Maybe their abstraction serves as an anesthetic, a buffer protecting us from the agony of time and all that it steals and erases. "
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Omg...Like Gwen, I have thought it was Berenstein Bears my entire life. I didn't know until I looked it up that this is an actual "thing" with memory conspiracy theories surrounding it! ?

vivastory Talk about a rabbit hole...Mandela Effect is easily the strangest thing I've read about online recently. 2mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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"Time is but memory in the making." Interesting opener!
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Usually if I'm going to read a book associated with a TV series or a movie, I read the book first. In this case, I watched the Netflix series first and found it is only very loosely based on the book. I am honestly not sure which I preferred, but I have to say I liked Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle better, but I enjoyed this one as well...a slow burn to an unexpected end.
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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HOTPock3tt Evelyn Hugo!! 🙌🏽🎉♥️ 3mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I got about half way through this one months ago and ended up abandoning it even though I love Shirley Jackson. Trying to finish it up today before a couple library holds come in, but summer weather doesn't seem as appropriate as fall weather would for reading it...

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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I read and loved You way before the Netflix series. Hidden Bodies has met with mixed reviews here and while it was not as good as You, I liked it. Mostly because I enjoy Joe's head...the witty, humorous, narcissistic voice Kepnes gives this character. Does Joe finally get his undeserved, happily ever after now that he has transplanted from NY to LA? If you read it, what did you think of Love?? 😕

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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"My healer, my Bactine beauty. "
Anyone else remember Bactine as a kid? My Grandma thought it could heal anything, especially a sunburn. ?

*Bookmark colored by and compliments of my 7yo daughter Emmalyn!

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Lcsmcat Yes! So much better than the alternatives! 3mo
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I enjoyed this selection, but I wasn't blown away. A fun premise highlighted some important issues facing Indian women in their communities and I was invested in some of the characters despite what I felt was a lack of depth in the writing style.
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The best place for summer reading 🌞

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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#LibraryHaul

My library holds have been arriving in a steady stream. While picking up two more today, I discovered my library has a yearly teen book mark design contest. They print the winners for patrons to take and use. Pictured here are the second and third place winners...
"I do believe something really magical can happen when you read a book. " - JK Rowling

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Love this analogy regarding how someone can get under your skin.

"Billy was like a splinter."

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I liked the interview style of the book...it made for a fast 2 day read & also highlighted how one single reality can't exist as each person's perception & memory of the same event are different. I was drawn in by the story & couldn't wait to find out how it ended. I do wish there was an actual Aurora album in existence! I don't do audio books, but I almost wish I had for this one...I hear it was excellent.
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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"I think you have to have faith in people before they earn it. Otherwise it's not faith, right?"

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Magic Tree House #1-4 | Mary Pope Osborne
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I am so proud of the great readers both Eli and Emma have become...especially Eli. The Easter Bunny brought them their first chapter books. Junie B. Jones for Emma and Magic Tree House for Eli. They both dove in and Eli finished his in a weekend! Eli doesn't like to take too many pictures, but he was so proud of himself he agreed.

Reviewsbylola Adorable! My 6 year old didn‘t care so much for Magic Treehouse but she is LOVING Junie B! 5mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Emmalyn made us book marks as part of my Mother's Day gifts...

TrishB Lovely 💕 5mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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"No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream."

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I am actually reading again. I hit a slump so to speak. My mind was not in the right place until now I suppose. Hopefully the comeback lasts. I am loving the mind of Eleanor Oliphant, but I do have a very dry sense of humour.

Freespirit I loved this book..hope you do too 9mo
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A book haul from this summer that I have been meaning to post.
I have been in a terrible reading slump...still working on A Secret History...

#BOTM #bookofthemonthclub

nosferatoos Heartthrob is excellent. 2y
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Birthday Monsters! | Sandra Boynton
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A birthday card from Eli...the highlight of being in the hospital on my birthday...

britt_brooke Aw!! Happy birthday! Hope you're better soon. 🤞🏻 2y
Jess7 Oh no. Hope you get well soon! 2y
AmyG Happy Birthday! I wish for you...good health! 2y
Chab256 Aww, thanks @AmyG 2y
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Birthday Monsters! | Sandra Boynton
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Happy Birthday card from Emmie...the highlight of being in the hospital for my birthday..

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww❤️❤️ 2y
Chab256 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Right, so sweet! 2y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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It isn't much, but...yay 500!

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Gezemice Congrats! Good start! 2y
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Chab256 Thanks all!! 2y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I absolutely loved being inside Joe's head...your lovable neighborhood stalker and serial killer. 😅 I am looking forward to the sequel.

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TheBookAddict ????? "lovable neighborhood stalker and serial killer." Oh Joe... ? #BenjiBox Oh, and how did you like ?is? ? 2y
RadicalReader @Chab256 post blurbs and quotes as you read Hidden Bodies please! Enjoying your thoughts from the awesome books you‘ve encountered. 2y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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"Every memory is really a scar."

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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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"You know, you can start all kinds of relationships in your life, Nadine continues. But you only start life once. And you start it with a limited number of people. Those people, they do something to you."
"It's maddenly painful not to be able to speak with the dead. But maybe what Zelda was trying to tell me is that it's nearly as difficult to speak with the living."
Slower moving mystery, but I luxuriated in the slow unwinding of this family.

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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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"It wasn't like anything ... really happened, exactly. Small betrayals. That is what a lifetime of this family has amounted to."

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MyNamesParadise Omg I can relate to that sentiment so much! 3y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Interesting setting...I am from the N.Y. Finger Lakes region...

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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Emma Watson on books...in Vanity Fair.

MyNamesParadise She really is like Hermione...and Belle!! 3y
Chab256 @MyNameIsBibliophile Yes she so is! I love her. 🤓 3y
Laalaleighh 💙 her. 3y
LitLogophile 😭❤ 2y
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Maria: "Why do you say those things. Why do you fight?"
Carter: "To find out if you're alive."
This was my first experience with Joan Didion's fiction. The prose is sparse, but it packs a big punch. The story is dark, but moving. Maria is empty, but alive. It reminds me of Yate's Revolutionary Road in some ways. Read it...it could be read in one sitting!
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"It was something people did when they did not know what else to do, they went to New York for a few days."
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My current life while in SC...

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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem
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This is the last of my quotes posts for My Life on the Road...I promise!
Also: "No wonder oral history turns out to be more accurate than written history. The first is handed down from the many who were present. The second is written by the few who probably weren't. "
"...and even the supposedly enlightened idea that there are two sides to every question. In fact, many questions have three or seven or a dozen sides."
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem

"I'll see you on the other side of the mountain."-Native American goodbye upon death...
"Anyone who is experiencing something is more expert in it than the experts."
"You cannot think yourself into right living. You live yourself into right thinking. - Native Elders"
"You're always the person you were when you were born, she says impatiently. You just keep finding new ways to express it."
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem

"Not even in a movie had I ever seen a wife with a journey of her own. Marriage was always the happy end, not the beginning. It was the 1950s, and I confused growing up with settling down."
"I myself cried when I got angry, then became unable to explain why I was angry in the first place. Later I would discover this was an endemic among female beings. Anger is supposed to be unfeminine, so we suppress it-until it overflows."
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem
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No matter your gender, class, race, politics, etc...this is a book you should read. It's really a look at how the road can teach us about community and about how a circle rather than a pyramid hierarchy is a better paradigm for society and our own lives. I especially enjoyed her experiences with Native American women and culture.
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem

"Laughter is an orgasm of the mind."
"...and given us all a shared meeting place: the simple truth."
"Only food and water are more important than music and privacy, he says seriously. I'm a rescuer." -private car service driver
"There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, as Ursula Le Guin wrote, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories."
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Beckys_Books I've been wanting to read this. Must get my own copy it looks like. 3y
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem
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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem
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I am already wishing I had bought my own copy of this one rather than checking it out at the library...so many great quotes and thoughts and ideas to mark up!
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"If you want people to see you, you have to sit down with them eye-to-eye."
"I began to see that for some, religion was just a form of politics you couldn't criticize."
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Also: "His body in the bedroom filled the small square in the corner of the screen. Amazing how his world could be compressed in this way-how small it was, how insignificant."
"It came from the mountain or it came from within herself. There was no meaning in lying down. There was no explanation, no relief ... She wanted to die for what she had done, but she was 18 years old: she wanted to live. There was only the decision to get up."
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MMFinck The "also" ❤️ 3y
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If you are a YA fan, I would definitely check out Johnson's new novel that looks at high school life in this age of social media. It is beautifully written and I liked that the story is presented through the lens of various interconnected characters. I may have especially enjoyed it because one of the characters is a high school English teacher...something I studied to be...and I could relate to her struggles and where her mind set was.
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MrBook Nice review! 3y
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