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Corar

Corar

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Burr: A Novel by Gore Vidal
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This was an interesting premise for a novella. It kept my attention because I had no idea where the story was going (in a good way). It was a good choice for a creepy read. #readathon #deweyoct

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House of Danger | R. A. Montgomery
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Fun and silly choose your own adventure was a fine break from more serious reads during the #readathon. Bonus - it covers one of the prompts from the #popsugar challenge.
#deweyoct

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Buso Renkin, Vol. 1 | Nobuhiro Watsuki
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I took a moment during the Read a thon to knock out a category for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. I read this for the manga category. It was a bit choppy to me and a bit hard to follow at times. I don't know if it was a manga thing or if it was just this manga. Overall, it was OK, but not compelling enough for me to get the next volume from the library. #readathon #deweyoctober #readharder

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I am starting the Readathon with an audio book. I have been working my way through How Long 'til Black Future Month for about a month now, between novels. So I am starting out with “The Trojan Girl“.

#deweyoct #readathon ##deweysreadathon2019

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Max and I are participating in the Dewey's Readathon!
1) Maryland, USA
2) ME: Nimona and Max: Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.
3) Pumpkin Dump Cake
4) My other hobby is photography. Max does martial arts and acrobatic gymnastics.
5) I didn't make it to the grocery store or library yesterday, so we are working with what we have in the house this time. Hopefully that will result in a reduction of the TBR.
#deweyoct #readathon #deweysreadathon2019

NomiReads Pumpkin dump cake sounds pretty good! 2mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I really liked this book. It reminded me of the fairy tales and folk stories I loved as a kid, but with Mayan mythology instead of European.

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Finished my second book for Dewey's Reverse Readathon. This was a great mystery. I liked the character and the atmosphere of the setting. The mystery was good - I did not guess the culprit until I was supposed to, yet after the reveal I can see the clues were there. Will definitely put the next one in the series on my TBR. #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon

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Witches of Lychford | Paul Cornell
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This was a fun book and a great choice to start off the Reverse Read a Thon. Loved the characters and look forward to reading more in the series. #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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This was a very powerful read for me. It was not an easy read, Solomon presents a brutal situation. However nothing felt gratuitous to me. The characters were interesting and diverse. Despite the diversity, none of the primary characters felt like a stereotype. I also liked that despite all the darkness presented in the novel - the author does give the reader a glimmer of hope.

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I liked the characters a lot. The beginning was a bit slow. I expected more intrigue in a book about two spies. Overall it was a good summer read.

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The first half really dragged for me. The second half picked up and held my attention better.

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Interesting epistolary novel with an unreliable narrator. At the end I was very confused about some of the events of the book and was frustrated by the female characters.

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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson
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This one was a bit slower than the other books in Sanderson‘s Cosmere.The characters are great though and the world building is fantastic.

Bklover I‘ll have to try a Sanderson. They all are so loooooooooong! Which one would you start with? 4mo
Corar I think Mistborn is a good place to start. It gives you a good taste of his world building, which I think is his strength . If you want a quick feel for his writing he does have some novellas like Snapshot or Legion, and some young adult series like Steelheart. 4mo
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London Falling | Paul Cornell
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I found this book very interesting. Although the concept of police that can see the paranormal parts of London is not unique, this one really delved into how this affected the different members of the team in different ways. I will definitely continue withe the series.

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It was not an easy read, but it helped me understand what the Syrian people are going through during the war there.

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Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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I really liked how this mystery unfolded to the reader through the interwoven generations. It really kept my interests. The audiobook was very well done.

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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The imagery was vivid, the setting was great, but something prevented me from connecting with the characters or caring about what happened to them. Overall, it is worth the read for the interesting concept of Russian folklore set in the early twentieth century.

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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Murderbot is comfort reading for me. This one did not disappoint. I will start the next one soon.

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Bradbury does an excellent job bringing the summer of 1928 alive. His descriptions are beautiful and appeal to all the senses.

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Strain | Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
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The best part of this book was the way the authors created suspense. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.

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It was OK. Liked the world building but felt like it was missing some depth. It would probably make a great movie.

julesG Sony grabbed it, they are working on a script, AFAIK. 7mo
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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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The second book completed for #deweysreadathon was the second volume in the graphic novel memoir of John Lewis. I am really enjoying these and I am learning a lot. It has led to many google searches to learn more. #readathon

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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I learned a lot from the first volume of the graphic novel memoir by John Lewis. I look forward to reading the next two. #readathon #deweysreadathon

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I really like this original take on a murder mystery. It was like Agatha Christie mixed with Quantum Leap.

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Loved the setting and the use of Navajo mythology. I also liked that it was an apocalyptic tale (although the world outside was only mentioned in passing). It did have some of the typical first in a series flaws, but overall I liked it and will continue the series.

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Blanche on the lam | Barbara Neely
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I really enjoyed reading the first book in this series about an African American woman thrust into the role of amateur sleuth. It had a lot of humor, but it had some serious social commentary regarding how people of color and people with disabilities are treated.

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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This was a fun, light read for a busy time of year.

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Let It Shine | Alyssa Cole
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Reading Let It Shine on the kindle while I snack on some bacon cheese fries for the #readathon. #deweysreadathon #whatsonyourplate

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Beware! | R.L. Stine
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This is Max‘s Title Haiku for the Mini-challenge. #readathon. #deweysreadathon

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Here is my Title Haiku Mini-Challenge for the #readathon. #deweysreadathon

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Max is listening to Life, the Universe and Everything while snacking on gummy worms and red Gatorade (hence the red mustache) for the #readathon. He wanted me to post this picture for the “A Book and a Snack” mini-challenge. #RATbooksnack #deweysreadathon

Bookgoil Love gummies! 14mo
Linsy Love that book! 14mo
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Instructions | Neil Gaiman
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One of my favorites. My kids and I decided to read it for the Beautiful Cover Bingo square in the #readathon. You can‘t beat illustrations by Charles Vess. #deweysreadathon.

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Runtime | S B Divya
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I am about to start book#2 for the #readathon.#deweysreadathon

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Here we go! My first book in the #readathon will be In the Stacks by Scott Lynch. It is a short novella that is not available in the Litsy database, but I loved The Lies if Locke Lamora so I am looking forward to reading more by this author. #deweysreadathon

vivastory I love Scott Lynch, was unaware of this one. Thanks for posting! 14mo
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Wind in His Heart | Charles de Lint
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I really enjoyed this story. I liked the Native American folklore/mythology and how de Lint linked it to his Newford mythology. The characters were interesting and a somewhat meandering plot kept my attention despite all of the different paths it took.

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The Woman Next Door | Yewande Omotoso
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I really liked this book. It was nice reading about older women where the characters were complex and showed growth. I have found myself really drawn to books set in post apartheid South Africa lately. It also filled a requirement for the Read Harder Challenge - book with a female protagonist over 60. #readharder

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Thirty-Three Teeth | Colin Cotterill
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I am really enjoying this series. The characters are great and I learn a lot about the history and culture of Laos.

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Head on | John Scalzi
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I liked Lock In better, but this one was pretty good too. I hope Scalzi writes more books in this world.

rather_be_reading scalzi on my tbr 2y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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I liked this follow up novella, but I wish it didn‘t end on such a cliff hanger.

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The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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Just finished this book and this plate of pretzel bites (with some help) for the #readathon. Interesting perspective on superhero stories.

GatheringBooks those pretzel bites look yum! 2y
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If Not for the Cat | Jack Prelutsky
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Max and I took turns reading Haiku from this picture book for the #readathon. Pictures and poems were great with a great variety of animals. The ant poem even got a chuckle from my 10-year old son.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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I think I have a new favorite superhero. I took a break from my audiobook too read this graphic novel for the #readathon. I hope Kamala gets her own movie someday.

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Listening to Norse mythology as I drive my kids around to all of their activities today. #readathon

Linsy Love this one! 🤘 2y
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He pressed play at 8:00 on the dot. Staring with Arf on audio. #readathon. I am going to read Home on kindle.

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I enjoyed this book in the October Daye urban fantasy series. The world was interesting and The characters were interesting and complicated. I will definitely continue the series.

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I Am Princess X | Cherie Priest
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My son made his reading list for the Read-a-thon on Saturday. My favorite part is his note on the bottom that says the list is not official. #readathon

ReadingSusan 😂😂 2y
Readage How cute!! 2y
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Nora Webster | Colm Toibin
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Not the kind of book I usually pick up, but I have a challenge where I am reading books recommended by President Obama. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed listening to this story about a recently widowed mother in 1960s Ireland. The audio book narrator (Fiona Shaw) was excellent.

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Six Wakes | Mur Lafferty
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I really enjoyed reading this closed room mystery set on a generation space ship. It kept me turning the pages and guessing how it would be resolved.

Reggie Yeah, I really liked this one and how she managed to immerse you in the world of clone wars and politics while still putting on a good how did we get here?/who done it? 2y
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It was well written but I found my mind wandering during all the surfing descriptions. I think I would like to try some of the author‘s other books.

Cinfhen I‘ve got this one...hoping it isn‘t a snooze feast 2y
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Although I really liked the movie with Gene Wilder, I liked the book even more.