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Joined April 2016

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Picked this back up. Not sure why I put it down.

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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Fantastic. I wish it had just gone on and on. I‘m kind of sad that I won‘t be able to follow the characters‘ lives anymore.

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Odyssey | Homer
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Emily Wilson‘s translation. I love that super smart and clever (Debatable but so we‘re told) Odysseus needs a goddess to tell him to hold on to something or he‘s going to die. Haha.

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Odyssey | Homer
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After reading Pat Barker‘s retelling of The Iliad I‘m (finally) starting Emily Wilson‘s translation of The Odyssey. The introduction was really thoughtful and interesting. I‘m excited about this version.

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I really liked it. I read The Iliad in college but wasn‘t really sure what to expect from this. It‘s actually a pretty brutal version of the Trojan War that avoids glorifying the violence of that time or the original story in any way as it is told from the point of view of the woman given to Achilles as his “prize”. Barker even finds a way to include the gods and goddesses in a realistic sort of way which I appreciated.

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Dream Work | Mary Oliver
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Amazing. Toews is so good and she turns a nightmare of a true story into a story of women taking back their agency to save themselves and their children.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I love Salome.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I‘m only reading books written by women this month and I‘m excited to finally start this.

Smrloomis Good on the Bolivian courts but this is terrifying. 12mo
Chris @Smrloomis it is, but thankfully the book doesn‘t deal directly with any of that. Just the women deciding what they are going to do about it. 12mo
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Driving Blind | Ray Bradbury
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Driving Blind | Ray Bradbury
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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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Devastating ending. I knew it was possible and I still wasn‘t ready. Fuck.

britt_brooke Omg, I just finished it. 😩 (edited) 1y
RanaElizabeth Yeah, did not see that coming at all. 1y
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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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Relatable

AmyG Oh, I feel like that alot these days. 1y
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t hate it! but I‘m still anxious to check out more Johnson. For some reason I got kind of a The Sun Also Rises vibe from it. But instead of expatriated American writers moving recklessly through Europe it was an expatriated NATO agent and a mercenary moving recklessly through Africa. I don‘t know if that was Johnson‘s intent but it fits better than if I kept waiting for it to become a Robert Ludlum novel or something I think?

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lol

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Just starting. This is the first Denis Johnson book I‘ve read. It wasn‘t necessarily my first choice and based on these comments in the back from other readers I‘m worried it may have been the wrong one. Welp here we go.

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Tenth of December: Stories | George Saunders
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The Best American Travel Writing 2008 | Anthony Bourdain, Jason Wilson
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I forgot I had this :(

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Emotional Intelligence 2.0: With Access Code | Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
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This feels weirdly specific. “You think you‘re so great don‘t you, Deborah?! Well who wrote this book, huh?? Me — that‘s who! Things are going to be different from now on! Mom and Dad will see that I‘m just as good as you!”

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Excited!

britt_brooke I enjoyed this one. 👍🏻 2y
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This is just for the version that goes up to 2003. I don‘t think the second one is out yet(?) but this is what I could find! I sort of picked through this for what feels like an absurd amount of time but it worked that way since there‘s not really any narrative. Every few weeks I could go back and see what wacky hijinks and/or ennui David Sedaris was up to in 1997.

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I like it a lot! I wish it was longer. Almost half the page count is footnotes and appendices. But ignoring that, it‘s a pretty tight little tour through humans‘ interpretation of the divine and feels pretty personal for Aslan. He‘s probably not for everyone but if you‘ve read his other books (I‘ve only read Zealot besides this and enjoyed it) then you‘ll probably like this too!

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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It‘s real good! But also probably as bleak as you think it is if not more-so. This is the first Cormac McCarthy novel I‘ve read so I don‘t know if it‘s typical of all of his books but I really liked the decision to not have chapters but it make it one long continuous journey. Almost like the one the characters are on. Who knew.

britt_brooke I‘ve read 3 of his books so far (this one, All the Pretty Horses, and Blood Meridian) and I‘m always blown away by his ability to bring you into the journey as you mentioned. His writing style definitely plays a part in that. It takes some getting used to, though. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit This is the only McCarthy I‘ve read so far but I absolutely loved it! 2y
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This is exactly how I felt playing Harvest Moon 64.

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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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Drnkpnkprincess I just bought this kindle edition. It‘s been on my TBR forever! Can‘t wait to start it. 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I love this book!! 2y
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Disregard the big blank space that I couldn‘t get rid of 😬

LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
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The Road | Cormac McCarthy
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😄

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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace | Patty Yumi Cottrell
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Early in the book you realize you can‘t trust anything this character says. There are times when that is rally frustrating but I think the author does a good job showing the point of view of someone who clearly has some kind of mental illness.

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A more dystopian, sci-fi version of Green Lantern. I liked the alternate take and some of the twists it took. It felt like it could have been longer though. It‘s 144 pages but parts of it felt rushed. Still recommend it for the artwork and the story by the husband and wife writers of Invisible Republic who don‘t seem to be afraid to potentially piss off fans of other versions of the character.