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ChaoticMissAdventures

Joined August 2019

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Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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For those in Camp Listy reading Butter, I have found that researching the woman this book is based off of makes me far more interested in the book.

Her name is Kanae Kijima and she is called the Konkatsu Killer (“marriage-hunting”). She was convicted in 2019 of killing 3 men - suspected of another 4 murders. She is currently on death row in Japan

https://www.tokyoweekender.com/japan-life/news-and-opinion/the-konkatsu-killer-t...

Bookwormjillk That‘s what they‘re calling really overweight? 5h
ChaoticMissAdventures @Bookwormjillk I think it is really important to look at it from a cultural persepective. From what I gather (I do not go to Japan because of my tattoos) for Japan, in general she is considered very overweight. 5h
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ChaoticMissAdventures One thing I find intersting is the way Kajii speaks in the book, the articles say that Kijima “cooed“ when she spoke, and I think the author really grasped that aspect of her because that is how I read her when she speaks. It looks like though the murders Kijima is convicted of were a lot more indepth than what I am reading in the novelization, she was daking 10s of thousands from the men and they were dying of poisonings. 5h
dabbe Excellent articles; thanks for sharing! 💙💚💙 5h
Bookwormjillk @ChaoticMissAdventures makes sense, just kind of shocking from an American perspective. 5h
ChaoticMissAdventures @Bookwormjillk for sure, I keep doing the math and thinking Rika's "fat" is what I see as my perfect weight, and is often considered skinny in the US. 4h
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1984 | George Orwell
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Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the preset controls the past.

Reread 1984 so I was better prepared for Julia. Overall I am glad I did, I had forgotten much about the book, and it is interesting to read after reading Wifedom earlier this year and understanding what Orwell's wife gave him (this story idea came from a poem of hers).
The story is quite depressing but fully plausible. Coming out of WWII as he did seeing the 👇

ChaoticMissAdventures Propaganda and being part of the Spanish resistance as he and Eileen were - the history of how an author gets to a classic can often be as interesting as the book itself. Overall I thought it needed a bit of editing. I was enthralled the first 1/4 then found myself skimming, even skipping pages that went too deep into military strategy. But I do think it is an important book about government control and I understand why teachers still assign it 6h
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1984 | George Orwell
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My hopes for the rest of the month. I have had a bit of a slump lately, but I think once I push through the tagged I can pick back up my speed.

kspenmoll You can do it! 12h
Leftcoastzen Slumps are a bummer, hope one of those books pulls you out of it! 12h
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 9h
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63/100
I really peaked watching movies in the 90s apparently, the 00s had so many cartoons and as someone without kids I don't feel any need to watch them.

My favorites were:
RDJ's Sherlock Holmes
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
X-Men (all of them😂)

#TLT #ThreeListThuesday @dabbe
Take the challenge here: https://www.listchallenges.com/litsy-highest-grossing-films-of-the-2000s/list/2

dabbe RDJ as Sherlock: #bestillmyheart! Thanks for playing and sharing. 🤩🤩🤩 2d
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Summer Crossing: A Novel | Truman Capote
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"Please, dear, I'm not angry, really I'm not, but you must tell me: what have you done?"

I really enjoyed this distinctly Capote in the writing the story and vibe remind me of Gatsby. The hot NY summer, young people mixing in and out of their socioeconomic classes and getting themselves into trouble, this is a perfect hot day read.

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Summer Crossing: A Novel | Truman Capote
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For minutes, like a circulating presence, the sour sweet sweat smell of him stayed in the air, but a trifling breeze passed through the room, taking him with it: so she opened her eyes, lonely.

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Butter: Roman | Asako Yuzuki
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@Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB
#camplisty24

I don't know if I will be able to stop at the half way mark! I had my doubts about this but I am enjoying the first half, and looking into the real woman this story is based off of, excited to discuss.

BarbaraBB I haven‘t looked into her yet but it‘s a good idea to do so! 4d
squirrelbrain Good idea to look into the real person! 4d
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Clear: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Pick, but I didn't love this as much as others seem to. 3.5⭐

I enjoyed the space writing, and the characters. I am really glad we did this for #CampListy24 the discussions (though I was late to them due to family obligations) were very well thought out and made me sit with the book more than I would have on my own. I loved that the island itself felt like a character, and Mary was my favorite. I liked how language - nonverbal and verbal 👇

ChaoticMissAdventures Played such a large part of the story while Davies used language itself so sparingly. 1w
ChaoticMissAdventures Overall though I thought this was fine but it didn't have the same impact on me as it did for others in the chat. I read a lot of quiet books and this reminds me of The Wren The Wren where I am pretty sure I might not think about it again anytime soon 1w
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Taste of Gold and Iron | Alexandra Rowland
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It took a bit for me to get into this one. But I loved the second half. This is a slow burn romance with a prince who had anxieties that I could relate to. I wish there was more about the magic system, I felt there was a missed opportunity to really delve into taste and compare it to food or other senses. Throughout the "taste" of mental was mostly referred to in passing which was both interesting and unfulfilling in the story.
Soft pick 3.5⭐

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@dabbe
#TLT #ThreeListThursday

90s movies are apparently my (space) jam!
83/100

I was never big on the James Bond movies so missed a bunch there.

Favorites:
The Mummy ❤️
Interview with a Vampire
Matrix

Take the challenge here:
https://www.listchallenges.com/list-of-the-highest-grossing-films-from-1990s

ImperfectCJ I also missed the Bond movies! (I mean, I don't feel like I “missed“ them, but I didn't get to put a checkmark by them in the list). 1w
Read4life I‘m in the same boat with the Bond movies. 1w
dabbe 💚 those choices! Thanks for playing and sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 1w
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I really enjoyed this! It is a unique time travel book, our narrator (do we ever get her name?) is a civil servant who is assigned a very charming man from 1845. There is a group of time travelers, some we get to know well, each of the ones we get to know are charming and fun characters. I liked the references to cats throughout the author must love them 🐱
There is action, drama, intrigue, some sadness and a bit of romance a well balanced story.

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Lie With Me: A Novel | Philippe BESSON
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Gorgeously heartbreaking.

This is my second Besson book and now my favorite of his. The story of two boys who carry on a secret affair in highschool and then go on to live their lives separately, one going on to pass as a straight man the other openly gay.

I love how the novel is laid out and the language is beautiful. Big impact in a slim volume.

ChaoticMissAdventures If you enjoyed this or vice versa this reminded me of 2w
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@dabbe
#TLT #ThreeListThursday
I have seen 60/100 of the 80s movies, I am a true GenXer! My favorites by are:

1. Top Gun (I watched it so much my dad took the VHS away!)
2. Goonies (I grew up not far from where it was filmed!)
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (I am a Cameron stand)

Honorary mention to these I ❤️
Cocktails
Indiana Jones
Crocodile Dundee
Footloose & Flash Dance
Coming To America
Dead Poets Society
All I can quote most of 😂

dabbe #genxrocks Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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Pansies | Alexis Hall
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Soft pick, maybe I am reading too many of Halls books this felt a bit tired. But overall I still enjoyed it, a contemporary romance.

CarolynM I‘m a fan, but this one is my least favourite of his. 3w
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Lie With Me: A Novel | Philippe BESSON
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I cannot decide if this book is trying to tell me to go back and finish 1984 like I should be, or letting me know it is a natural progression and I just live in 1984 today.

Cuilin lol. I loved Lie with Me 🩷 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures @Cuilin I loved it too! Besson is such a beautiful writer. 2w
Cuilin @ChaoticMissAdventures yes!! Have you read anything else by him? I haven‘t but want to. 2w
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ChaoticMissAdventures @Cuilin I also read this one but I like Lie With Me a bit better. Both of them have the same dreamy simplicity, I am excited to read more of his. 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures I forgot to tag it! 🤣 2w
Cuilin @ChaoticMissAdventures I just looked up Goodreads and realized I read in the Absence of Men in April. 🤦‍♀️ It was so beautiful too. (edited) 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures @Cuilin and impactful? 🤣 I think these 2 are the only ones translated into English. I guess I will have to learn to read French! 2w
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The Night Watch | Sarah Waters
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#Bookspin
#Doublespin

Perfect picks for this #PrideMonth

ChaoticMissAdventures @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage me too!! I have had it for awhile I think it was recommended to me when I mentioned I liked 3w
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Eek that one looks good too 📚 3w
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I am over half of the way through my #bookspin so I am going to count it for this month.

2 Bingos! Both my #bookspin and #doublespin read It was a good board month, compared to my last few. I am definatly reading less this year, but I feel okay about it.

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Real Question!

How long are you willing to stand in line for a book sale?
My local bookstore is having their first ever warehouse sale. Books are beeing sold for $1-3
Some friends and I were going to go, but early this morning we were hearing rumors of lines half a mile long. I have come to the conclusion that a city block is about my limit.
This could be coming from a place of priviledge since I have a bunch of books at home to read?

ChaoticMissAdventures Update! I am now hearing that people started lining up at 5.30 am and that the line is over a mile long. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! Idk if I could wait that long, but I would sure try! 3w
Ruthiella I would not stand in line for more than 15 minutes personally. I‘d rather pay more and not wait at all. 3w
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Bookwomble @Ruthiella Yeah 👍 My patience is a brief and fragile thing! 🦋 3w
TheBookgeekFrau None. Zero. Zip. A line that long means the store is going to be too crowded to really enjoy browsing 3w
Deblovestoread Wow! I would not be in a line a mile long. I‘d be willing to maybe be in a block long wait at most. 3w
Amiable I love a good book sale, but that‘s too long for me. I‘m with @TheBookgeekFrau —it‘d be too crowded inside to enjoy the experience. 3w
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1984 | George Orwell
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#weekendreads

1984 is taking me longer than I had hoped, which is too bad, it is really interesting to reread it.

Loving Margo's Money Trouble, and am listening to Pansies, Alexis Hall is my go to feel good listen.

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Enter Ghost | Isabella Hammad
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May reading roundup!
Finished up the #WomensPrizeForFiction short list with Soldier Sailor (3 ⭐) and Enter Ghost (4.5 ⭐)
And read from many different countries - England, Philippines, Ireland, Holland, US, France, Palestine.

Explored many different topics from Aliens running a donut shop, Shakespear in Palestine, Cain and god, and Teen slashers.

Change and Enter Ghost were my best fiction, Some People Need Killing and Houndred Years War best NF

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Enter Ghost | Isabella Hammad
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Amazing. I am so glad I read the Hundred Years War before EG. It gave much needed context to the story. Hammad's writing is impeccable, she weaves the novel with stage/ play writing in an easily digestible way, she tells a story about real characters that were likable. The backbone of the story is about acting, and home. What is home, and what do you want to do with your life and can the coexist.

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5⭐
The most incredibly helpful book in the topic I have found. I have always been told this region is too complex to understand, but Khalidi walks you through the history point by point in an easily digestible way. There is a lot going on, I started on audio & then switched to both versions so I could more easily go back and understand better certain events. I love the tone throughout & that the author has been personally involved in negotiations

lil1inblue I learned so much from this book. So valuable! 3w
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Starting this and I am hooked!!!

This is going to be a divisive read, the writing is not traditional, and the pov and voice swaps around a lot but the characters and situation is fun.

I keep getting thrown off by this spelling of Margo...

Bookwormjillk I am really looking forward to this one! 3w
JamieArc I think this is going to be a Book of the Month or Aardvark choice, so I‘m guessing plenty of us will be reading/talking about it. 3w
ChaoticMissAdventures @JamieArc it is coming out soon too! My ARC reading is super backed up. @Bookwormjillk I am seeing a lot of people talking about it! Excited to see what everyone thinks. 3w
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Change: A Method | Edouard Louis
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A big thank you to the person who nominated this for Camp Listy! I loved it. Louis is determined to change everything about himself to have a dream life. This is classified as a novel but based on the authors life. I loved the footnotes that tell what about the story is a "lie". This is gorgeously written and extremely readable I flew through the pages. Also includes photos of Louis' life and changes in appearance.

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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I cannot believe June is here already!!

Lots of LGbRQAI+ books for Pride on my list for the month.

#bookspin #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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#weeklyforecast

Listening to the tagged on audio.
I have a couple of days off this week so hoping to get all of these done before end of month!

emz711 I also listened to his book but realized I wanted the footnotes so I bought it to probably skim again 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures @emz711 agreed. There is too much to absorb in just audio format. I will probably do the same. 4w
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Powell's Books | Portland, Oregon (Bookstore)
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For my PDX friends and visitors next week! Powell's is having it's first ever warehouse sale!
I will be there! I am honestly 50/50 on getting books and just wanting to see their warehouse.

Deblovestoread My weekend is already booked with other things so please post pics as I am curious, too! 4w
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Soldier Sailor | Claire Kilroy
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Mehso-so

This was not a book for me. I in general do not love books on motherhood (not being a mom myself). But I know some women who have had similar painful first years with their children and useless husbands. As always I want to know where her community is? She has no friends or family to help? This is such a terrible reality for so many women, it was painful to read here.
#womensprizeforfiction #shoetlist
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ChaoticMissAdventures I can see why some like this book. The writing is solid, the story for so many is relatable. But I honestly skimmed most of the book. I had zero interest in her long winded ramblings. And found the book to just be exhausting which might be the point since our narrator is also exhausted? I enjoyed the other struggling new mother story much more than this one - it was richer in symbolism I had more of a story to grasp into. 4w
BarbaraBB Great review. I‘ve been surprised about how few people feel this way. I personally loved it but if you don‘t have kids I can‘t imagine NOT skimming it! 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures @BarbaraBB I started skimming pretty much from the jump. I wouldn't have read it at all if it hadn't made the WP shortlist. I am genuinely surprised how few people had negative reactions to the book. I do think the last half of the book was more interesting than the first half. And it did have me make a date with a girlfriend who went through almost this exact new mom life. So I guess that is good. 4w
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BarbaraBB That‘s really good indeed. I pity your friend. I hope her husband is not as worthless as the one in the book! 4w
ChaoticMissAdventures @BarbaraBB unfortunately he is. I think the extreme people see in this book is because they didn't have as useless of a partner or had other help. My friends husband, 10 years later and she is still married to him, luckily she convinced him to move closer to her support system so this last year when she was going through cancer I was able to get their kiddo to school each morning, and our other friend took care of after school and dinner. 4w
BarbaraBB I am so sorry to hear that. He left her to take care of everything even when she was going through cancer? That is the worst. She must have felt so glad for having people like you around. 4w
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Change: A Method | Edouard Louis
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This is gorgeous.
And heartbreaking.

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Change: A Method | Edouard Louis
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"When I was twenty -one it was already too late, I'd already lived too much "

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This is incredible. If more history was taught this way I think so many more people would be history buffs. Well researched and fully engaging.

I really enjoyed this.

danx This looks great, just added to my shopping list. 1mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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“ It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.“

I am re-reading this so that I feel more prepared to read Julia next week. I had completely forgotten how immersive and enthralling this book is. It is wasted on high school students who cannot appriciate it!

#FirstLineFriday @shybookowl

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"If Ida B Wells had one gift, it was that she was born with what scientists now identify as the genetic marker IDGAF. Wells' uncompromising stance combined with her inability to compromise on even the slightest bit of racism and discrimination is what made her one of the fiercest truth tellers in the history of America."

Tamra Woot! 💪🏾 1mo
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Soldier Sailor | Claire Kilroy
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Setting up my exercise bike to ride towards my TBR corner.
Motivation or Foreboding?

Tamra 😅 Motivating! 1mo
Ruthiella Definitely motivating! 💪 1mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s a fun idea! 1mo
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4.5⭐ Gorgeous, unique, wonderful.
I was not expecting this. It took me about 3 (short) chapters to get hooked. I do not know anything about playing music, or the violin, but the minute I met a family of aliens making donuts inside a book about a woman gathering souls for hell by offering them violin fame I was blown away. I have never read a book like this and I was entranced by all of the characters, there is just enough levity to balance 💔

Kitta Ooo this sounds up my alley! Stacked! 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Kitta I kept hearing great things but nothing really explained to me what it was about or how unique it was, I hope you enjoy too! 1mo
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#WeeklyForecast
I am about 40 pgs away from completing Light/uncommon stars SO good!
I am listening to the tagged on audio, I wish my history classes were taught like this in school!
#BookGoal is to finish my last 2 #WomensPrizeForFiction short list reads they both look incredible but very heavy, if I can get through them next week will be much lighter reads.

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I reread a handful of stuff each year! I probably would if I read less but I always think after 100 new books I should be able to reread some favorites. I also have a terrible memory so often it feels like I am reading it for the first time 😹

Some I have reread the most -
Persuasion -Austen
Shadow of the Wind - Zafon

This year I plan to reread some Saramago books I am most looking forward to a third read of Death With Interruptions.

BookmarkTavern I love the idea of a reread as a treat after reading a specific number of new books! Thanks for posting! 1mo
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Apparently this is a debate I never thought about!!

Where do you put your bookmark?
It appears that some people place the bookmark on the last page they read, others (me!) put the mark on the next page to read.

For example here I would place the bookmark on the page where the next chapter begins so I do not reread where I am finished, and do not need to open then turn the page to begin reading again.

Where does it go? 🛑📑📚

SpellboundReader I've always put my bookmark adjacent to the next page to read. It never occurred to me to place it on the last page read. I guess as long as one consistently uses the same technique, either way works fine. 🤔😁 1mo
Sace Well it depends. If I‘m mid chapter I place it on the page where I left off. If I just finished the chapter I put it at the beginning of the next chapter, which sometimes means during the page, and sometimes not. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I put it where I'm next going to read 📚 1mo
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Soubhiville I also put it in the spot I need to open to in order to continue. So on whichever page I‘m about to start on. 1mo
Deblovestoread Same as @Sace although I rarely stop mid chapter. 1mo
KadaGul I am not sure why I had to think 🤔 so hard where I place my bookmark 🔖. I do similar to @Sace. #BURNOUTISREAL 1mo
monalyisha Well, what you‘re all doing makes much more sense than what I‘ve always done (just stick it in the page I‘m on when I stop)…but it‘s too late to change my ways now! 😜 1mo
Sace @monalyisha 🤣 Well I mean that‘s basically what I do. It just depends if I get to finish reading a chapter before I get interrupted. 1mo
Sace @Deblovestoread I try not to stop mid chapter but sometimes I am forced to. 1mo
Sace Should I bring up dog earing pages? 🤣 1mo
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"Tomorrow is tomorrow. Over there is over there. And here and now is not a bad place and time to be, especially when so much of the unknown is beautiful."

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Trouble | Lex Croucher
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"There was shit on the heel of Emily's shoe."

Starting with a bang today.

#firstlinefriday
@ShyBookOwl

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Good but not great. I can both see why this made the women's prize long list and why it didn't make the short list. Similar to Wifedom I thought there was too much of the author in this book. The time she is choosing to talk about is fascinating and it didn't need personal story embellishments. I feel like authors do this when they cannot find enough source material. The book itself is gorgeous, and I did learn a lot so it is still a pick!

ChaoticMissAdventures I am glad the WP had this listed, I never would have found it on my own and it is a great primer since I plan this year to read 1mo
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Here We Go Again: A Novel | Alison Cochrun
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Great title for a second chance romance. Rosemary and Logan hate each other or do they? Add in a dying mentor and a road trip and this book has a lot going on.
I enjoyed this, but not nearly as much as I adored The Charm Offensive by Cochrun. I think Logan was too mean for me, and I didn't like it when her and Joe teamed up against Rosemary. I found the ending to be more emotional than I expected.
3.5⭐

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"I cannot get enough Dutch art. You can turn to this other world - and it is a picture world as no other, a whole society visualized through time and place, seasons and generations, moment by moment - and live inside it in your thoughts."

The painting that starts the book.

Becker I‘m also reading this right now and really enjoying the art discussions. 1mo
AnneCecilie I loved this too, and particularly how Dutch art focuses on the everyday 1mo
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"We see pictures in time and place. We cannot see them otherwise. They are fragments of our lives, moments of existence that may be as unremarkable as rain or as startling as a clap of thunder."

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#weeklyforecast
I have the tagged on audio for this week,
I am already a few pages into each of these. I wasn't too interested in Uncommon Stars beginning then 20 pages in we meet donut shop aliens and now I am all in 😍
Thunderclap is a Women's Prize long list for non-fiction I am struggling with it, but the book is very pretty great quality pages and photos of the paintings she talks about - recommend the physical book if it is on your list.

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I Was A Teenage Slasher | Stephen Graham Jones
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Finished while waiting for my niece to get out of gymnastics class! I really want to love Stephen Graham Jones but I think I am not enough of a cult horror fan. The book is good but I was forcing myself through the second half. I was very confused at the first part - if it was a dream, a fantasy, or real.
I did like the main characters, and the setting was perfect for the story. The writing is solid but the story was just not for me.
3⭐

ChaoticMissAdventures ARC US release date July 16, 2024 1mo
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Cain | Jos Saramago
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#bookspin#bookedintime #YearOfSaramago
Continuing my Saramago reads with this biblical tale. A satire that follows Cain after his fall from grace. I think it is helpful to know the old testament to understand the story here and see the critique he is making, but if you are just looking for a romp through that time this is also a good one for that. Cain is an interesting character to follow and the book is darkly humourous and thought provoking

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
Cuilin Oh wow, sounds great ✅🎉 I haven‘t started the May prompt yet. 1mo
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The Future | Naomi Alderman
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I think this might be a timing issue for me. I love the cover and the idea. There are too many characters and I cannot find it in me to care about them or the story. This lovely edition is signed, I am going to keep it and maybe try again later.

This is one for the people who enjoyed Eleanor Catton's Birnam Woods. It has the same vibe, and the writing is similar.

squirrelbrain I loved Birnam Wood - this was too muddled to be anything like that. 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @squirrelbrain ah, I disliked Birnam Woods 😂. I am about half into this one and it felt a bit like it, but I can see how if you like BW it might not be the same. 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @dabbe I love a good bail!! Moving into something better. 2mo
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Cain | Jos Saramago
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#weeklyforecast
I am about half into Cain and I Was A Teenage Slasher, both quick reads. At 1/3 on The Future which is also a lot about religion which I wasn't prepared for, that is going a bit slower. Hoping to wrap a couple up and start on Light From Uncommon Stars in a couple of days.