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Darthdad

Darthdad

Joined May 2016

Family guy, comic book, history, sci fi, fantasy fan and way too interested in the outcome of most major sporting events.
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Thought this was an incredibly cool way to commemorate this day.

I had never heard of book and lovers day before but sounds awesome.

Looking forward to going to this book shop with my wife today after lunch.

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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Dr. Albright was incredibly funny. In her words “when I met with Kim Jong IL (former North Korean dictator) we thought we knew two things: he was crazy and he was a pervert. What we found out was that he wasn‘t crazy.”

Really looking forward to reading

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Escape Artist | Brad Meltzer
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After attending the signing I‘m really looking forward to reading Meltzer‘s latest “The Escape Artist”.

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I saw this on the shelf today and think that it has the type of humor that I need right about now.

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I don't think it's possible to read this book without finding something to love or admire about Theodore Roosevelt. This daring adventure seems more like something from a Hollywood movie than a tale from a former American President's Retirement years. Millard is a superb writer that blends Travelogue, history, and natural history into a gripping story that is hard to put down. Essential reading for anyone casually interested in Roosevelt.

Texreader Yep, I have to read this one now. 3y
ValerieAndBooks This is a very good book! And to think they did all that before the advent of cell phones, etc. 3y
Texreader @ValerieAndBooks I love that fact and one of the many reasons I love history. 3y
LitLogophile Definitely my favorite pres! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really need to move this one up my TBR list, it was recommended to me after I read 3y
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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My fingers are crossed that the Indians prospects will improve from this prediction. The Sparrow really is a delightful read.

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My family and a couple of friends went to our first Quidditch tournament yesterday. We had such an amazing time.

I woke up this morning and read through Quidditch through the ages.

Eyelit Sounds like so much fun! 3y
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Saw this great little book this afternoon that contains obituaries from the New York Times. It looks like such a great book to read thoughts of celebrities, politicians, scientists, and leaders.

Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, and Nelson Mandela were a couple that caught my eye and made this such a cool looking book!

ScrappyMags Morbidly awesome!!! 👍🏼 3y
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Great investigation and exploration of the sinking of The Lusitania. Larson explores the reasons that some of its passengers had for taking the trip.

The most interesting was a man who had a first edition of Christmas Carol owned by Dickens himself. To make the book even more invaluable and incredible, the book had handwritten notes by Dickens himself taken during a court hearing concerning an unauthorized publication of the story.

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Lots of great stuff came in from my hold list at the library today. Really looking forward to reading the Omega Men after reading so many great reviews here,Goodreads, and friends!

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Love my clan. They really are the #bestkids!

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The death day party is my favorite scene in Chamber of Secrets. I thought it was the biggest miss of the movie not including it.

Love this illustration.

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Took some time to flip through the new illustrated edition of Chamber of Secrets! Love this illustration of Moaning Myrtle.

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A little lunch time reading! Churchill's early years are quite the fascinating study.

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Nightshade | Laurell K. Hamilton
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I was looking through my Star Trek novels this morning trying to decide if there was one I wanted to reread.

I found this Next Generation novel written by none other than Laurel K Hamilton.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love when you find things they've written before they were famous, made a name for themselves, etc. 3y
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My wife and Kids's stopped by the library on the way home from the airport and found this fabulous display of books!

Wonder Woman's collection is fabulous!

RealLifeReading 😂😂 3y
Eyelit Ok, that's actually hilarious 😂 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😱😂😂😂That's really cute! 3y
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Three hour lay over in Detroit after a long work trip. Good thing I have a good book to pass the time!

lynneamch Me too! I was on my way back to TN from a writers' festival in Iowa. Luckily, I had just heard Johnston talk about #remembermelikethis and couldn't wait to get started. Another bonus in Detroit is the opportunity for a National Coney dog! 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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I'm not sure if there is anything left to say about this book that I hadn't already read here, Goodreads, or my typical book review sites. Exceptional book from start to finish. I bought both the kindle book and audible book and at no point did ever want to stop reading or listening.

I can't recommend this book enough!

BookishMarginalia I loved it too! (And in fact, it has stayed with me, which I wasn't expecting) 3y
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I'm almost done reading Larry Tye's book on Robert Kennedy which will be my 51st out of my goal of 52 books on Goodreads.

Any suggestions on my 52nd book of the year? PT 109 looks good but I've read a couple Kennedy themed books this year. Dark Matter also looks great

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Wife and kids are at work or sleep overs tonight. After a long week I thought wine, music, and a good book sounded like the perfect formula.

ephemeralwaltz That bookmark! 🙌😍 3y
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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This has probably been the best book I've read this year. The twists and turns that life takes can feel overwhelming for all of us at times. Nathan Hill has found a way to capture the essence of this feeling in this beautifully written first novel. Very relevant storytelling. I can't recommend highly enough!

Texreader 💙 Bones McCoy! 3y
Darthdad @Texreader the back of the book mark has a quote that reads I'm a doctor not a bricklayer! Totally love it 3y
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Civil War | Brian Michael Bendis
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I can't tell you why I'm so excited about this, but I am.

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Yesterday I posted about the scariest book at the library. Today it's the funniest display. Don't know why I found this so funny but I couldn't stop laughing!

LauraBeth 😹😹 3y
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The most frightening book I saw in the library today. My daughter will be 13 next year!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have this one on hold at the library. It can't be worse than what I learned in Girls & Sex, right? 3y
britt_brooke 😂😳 3y
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I've loved Candice Millard's previous books! Can't wait to dive into this one.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Picked this up from the library last week. So far this book has lived up to all the praise and positive reviews. Only 80 pages in but the book is incredibly well written!

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I think I enjoyed the previous volume more, but I'm continuing to enjoy Meredith and David Finch's run on Wonder Woman. I'm glad I was able to get this from the library. Definitely worth reading for Wonder Woman fans

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Continuing to read the Meredith and David Finch Wonder Woman series. Love this homage to my all time favorite Bugs Bunny cartoon. Makes me want to sing, "Speer and Magic Helmet"!

Eyelit Awesome! 3y
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What a great quote! I don't think I can even guess what 2056 might be like.

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I picked this up from the library for the gorgeous David Finch art, but what I found surprising was how much I enjoyed the Meredith Finch story. Really compelling. Looking forward to reading the final New 52 stories with this creative team.

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Hmmm, my to read stack appears to be blocking my view of college footballs opening Saturday. A lot of great stuff to read!

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Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know | John Sazaklis, Adam Bray, Lorraine Cink, Sven Wilson
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Great Marvel Comics coffee table book. Kiddo and I stopped to get a cupcake and the new land of stories book for her but had a blast looking at this little gem!

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A lot of blanks left in the 2016 read harder challenge. I'm going to have to step it up in the next four months to make it happen.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really need to update my list too and see where I'm at. 3y
susanw I think every person doing this challenge has Harry Potter for 'read a play'! 3y
shaelyni I'm doing the Popsugar Reading Challenge for 2016 and I still have many blanks left.. There's so much I want to read and not many are falling into my remaining categories! 3y
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Hamlet (Revised) | William Shakespeare
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The University of Colorado Boulder art museum is exhibiting one of the 250 copies of Shakespeare's first folio. The folio, now 400 years old, was opened to Hamlet's To be or not to be. Also exhibited one of Galileo's books of moon observations.

An amazing exhibit of literary history!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome! I read about these in 3y
MrBook Niiiice! 😊👏🏻👍🏻 3y
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Found this in new release history this afternoon. Such an interesting looking story. One more to add to the to read list.

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A Very Klingon Khristmas | Paul Ruditis, Patrick Faricy
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Is it ever too soon for a Klingon Christmas? The library nailed it for me with this selection

Eyelit That is awesome! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa To early for Christmas...yes, to early for Klingon Christmas....I didn't even know that was a thing but I need to find it now. Hahaha 3y
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I really enjoyed Lions. Well written fast paced thriller. While the who was never really a mystery the how and the why behind the orchestration of a presidential kidnapping kept me turning the pages. Would love to see this movies.

Lions was book 38 of the year for me. Always great to be on pace to reach my reading goal.

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Catching up on Iron Man while listening to Dave Mathews on Vinyl. I have never participated in a moonlight ninja fight beach party myself but it sure sounds like fun.

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Stopped by the library on the way home from work. I saw this on their recommended reading shelf. Seemed relevant enough to check it out

MrBook Nice! Excellent choice 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. 3y
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I've been eating lunch quickly the last couple of weeks to duck into the Barnes and Noble near my office and read for 15 or 20 minutes. Today's selections couldn't be more different.

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I've had the chorus of The Hamilton musical song "the election of 1800" stuck in my head all week. Jefferson or Burr who would you choose if it was up to you. Such a great song

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I finally put the Cursed Child in its place on the Harry Potter shelf!

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A little lunch time reading before heading back to work!

Briguy73 I hope it's good.I want to read it too 3y
MrBook Niiiiice! Love the Scott Harvath series. 3y
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Love this book! This quote from the book of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel's final moments together is perhaps one of the most touching moments in history.

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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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After I ate lunch I stopped off for some staff recommendations at the bookstore. The Rook and The Lie Tree both sound fantastic! The Lie Tree might have best cover of the year. Now back to work.

Notmacaroniandcheese The Rook is fantastic! It quickly became one of my favorite books. :) 3y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Margaret Atwood has incredible command of the English language. This was my book club's pick, and it provides the back drop for a wealth of incredible discussion about GMOs, genetic manipulation, and scientific inquiry and decisions to do a thing jut because it can be done. However, this was a story about the worst of humanity told from the perspective of people I hated. After the great discussions we had in book club I think I will read again.

Gezemice I loved this book. Yes, the characters are terrible and the events are worse - and that's the point. It is terrifying because it is all too real and possible. I just finished the trilogy and loved it! 3y
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This book caught my eye, along with this incredibly cool book mark. Can't wait to dig into this tomorrow.

Eyelit I just saw the preview for the movie and it inspired me to dig out the copy that has been on my tbr shelf forever. My goal is to read it before the movie comes out 😄 3y
Darthdad That is my goal as well. Love Tim Burton and the blurb at the back of the book had me hooked at first read so I'm excited about this one. 3y
KimSG Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to see the movie adaption. 3y
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So excited to have another Harry Potter story!

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Bibliophile problems

KimSG I read Oryx and Crake last year and really enjoyed it. Atwood has a knack of giving you only the information you need until you finally realize what's going on. 3y
Gezemice Oryx and Crake is awesome! Loved the entire series. My favorite was the last book, Maddaddam. Atwood creeps you out because it feels so possible. 3y
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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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I love the pop culture references laced throughout Armada but just felt like the book was missing something by the end. Really fun reading just didn't have that little something extra the way Ready Player One did.

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