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Darthdad

Darthdad

Joined May 2016

Family guy. Comic book, history, sci fi, and fantasy fan, and way too interested in the outcome of most major sporting events.
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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Anyone read this one yet? Just got this email and I‘m fascinated.

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Just started Agent Sonya. Really fascinating premise to this book. This is a nonfiction spy thriller about a Russian spy, a woman code named Agent Sonya, helped to steal atomic secrets from the west. Opening paragraph to the third chapter was especially good.

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Finished this book yesterday and can‘t say enough good things about this one! Great writing and a fun read. At times it read like a thriller. It was hard reading about some of the childhood trauma, but that‘s my only criticism and I know that just came from being the father of two teenage daughters. Character development was great throughout.

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Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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I decided I wanted to read the book before watching the Netflix series. First chapter was great. Really looking forward to enjoying the book.

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I liked it but didn‘t love. I called it a pick because I really enjoyed it, but couldn‘t help feeling like it was missing something. I‘m not quite sure what that was since it had so many of the pop culture references that I loved from the first book throughout the second. Cline did a nice job of upping the ante from the first book, and even with a slow start I enjoyed the book throughout. I want to reread both books again soon and reassess.

Ruthiella Good to know. I really loved the first book, despite its info-dumps. I thought it was fun and enjoyed the ‘80s shout outs. Sounds like this‘ll be more of the same. 😀 1y
Darthdad @Ruthiella Absolutely, you‘ll get plenty of 80‘s and 90‘s flashbacks and nods to all lot of great pop culture. 1y
Lchnessmnstr I really enjoyed it but I definitely question some of the characters‘ decisions and how the ending played out... 1y
Texreader Excellent review 1y
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! I just started reading Ready Player Two. Thought this quote was too good, if not alittle ironic since I‘m posting on social media, not to post. Hoping everyone is enjoying great company, food, and a good book on your holiday.

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Deadly Education | Naomi Novik
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Couldn‘t stop laughing at this opening line of chapter 9 of Deadly Education. Really enjoying this book so far

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Deadly Education | Naomi Novik
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Starting Deadly Education with Christmas spirit all around!

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Death on the Nile (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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I wanted to read before the movie comes out. My mom and I both read it on a family vacation years ago but don‘t really remember it. Looking forward to the reread!

Heideschrampf What a terrible cover. But after the disaster of the last movie i‘m not really on board anyhow... 🤷‍♀️⛴🛕🏝 (edited) 2y
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Just finished Space Opera and was a little disappointed. Thought I‘d jump into a thriller. Loved her last book Turn of the Key.

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I stole this from a Facebook group but I need to talk to my wife about making this a tradition of our own!!!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @MaleficentBookDragon is hosting her annual book swap in honour of this tradition too. #JolabokaflodSwap All families should adapt this one! 2y
VioletBramble My family did this last year. So much fun.
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Chrissyreadit I love this tradition and thanks to being inspired by @MaleficentBookDragon ‘s fun swap also do it for my kids. 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I love this tradition. The #manpanion does it for me as well. He doesn't read books, so I give him a video game and some chocolate. 2y
JacqMac This would be a perfect gift for me. I wouldn‘t need anything else. 2y
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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“In space, everyone can hear you sing”. Thought this would be fun diversion. Bummed out this morning hearing about Sean Connery‘s passing so thought I‘d read something fun while listening to records.

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Finished reading Devil in the Dark water while listening to this great record. What a roller coaster ride. I started off loving the book and digging in to the mystery of this well written tale. When the mystery was solved however I hated it! I very nearly stopped reading the book. However, once everything was revealed I absolutely loved this book. What an ending!

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Bought this on sale earlier tonight. Anyone reading this? Looks really fun

Harley_Quinn Has been in by tbr but haven't gotten to reading it yet. 2y
daisyheadmaesie Haven‘t myself yet, but looking forward to hearing what you think! 2y
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Down to the last 60 pages of Devil in the Dark Water. Such a fun mystery/fantasy tale. I‘ve really enjoyed all of my last couple of books. Time to figure out what to read next as always so many to choose from

AllisonM89 Piranesi and Addie LaRue were both EXCELLENT 2y
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Just started reading yesterday and I‘m loving it so far. Since I first watched the movie highlander as a kid, I‘ve loved stories about people with abnormally long lives. I‘m sure it stems from my love of history, but love reading and watching these stories.

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I‘m only 50 pages away from finishing up Piranesi, and I‘m at the point where I need to start deciding what I want to read next. I‘ve bought a nice variety recently but this is always the toughest decision.

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Wow! I hadn‘t heard he was writing a new book, but after getting this note from Goodreads on his new book I‘m so in.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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It‘s too late to start a book, but I think I‘m going to do it anyway! I‘ll regret it tomorrow I‘m sure

Ruthiella I‘m reading it right now and finding it very compelling. I don‘t want to stop reading it! 😀 2y
MsMelissa Baby Yoda 🥰 2y
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Deadly Education | Naomi Novik
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Finishing up the Midnight Library and I‘m having a tough time picking my next book to read. A lot of great new books to choose from.

AllisonM89 Piranesi is fabulous! 2y
jmtrivera Agree with @AllisonM89 - I really enjoyed Piranesi! 2y
smjohns Who is the author of the JFK book? Whenever I see any book about the Kennedy‘s I am immediately drawn to it. Thanks in advance! 2y
Darthdad @smjohns I‘m the same way. It‘s Fredrick Vogevall. Great review in The NY Times if you‘re interested: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/books/review/jfk-fredrik-logevall.html 2y
daisyheadmaesie There are too many good choices in here! 2y
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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This is such a great quote. Life is truly more than what we‘ve done it‘s about what we don‘t do too. Midnight library has been an exceptionally good book. Highly recommended

smjohns Can‘t wait to read it. When I saw your comment on it, I immediately ordered it. 2y
Darthdad @smjohns Cool, looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I loved this book from the start. 2y
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Looking forward to starting this book. Really enjoyed his previous book “How to Stop Time”, and have nothing but good things about his latest.

Starting a new job on Monday after 12 1/2 years at the last one.

Ruthiella Good luck! 🍀😀 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Best of luck tomorrow! 2y
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Finishing up the final chapter. Great book. Ullrich‘s highly readable and detailed book is a definitive read for anyone interested in World history, WW II, or Hitler himself.

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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. 6y
ValerieAndBooks This is a very good book! And to think they did all that before the advent of cell phones, etc. 6y
Texreader @ValerieAndBooks I love that fact and one of the many reasons I love history. 6y
LitLogophile Definitely my favorite pres! 5y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really need to move this one up my TBR list, it was recommended to me after I read 5y
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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! 6y
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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!!! 👍🏼 6y
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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. 6y
AutumnRLS Wow! I loved that book when I was a kid and still have it floating around somewhere in my house. I had no idea. I remember really enjoying Q In Law and Imazadi (sp?). 2y
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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 😂😂 6y
Eyelit Ok, that's actually hilarious 😂 6y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😱😂😂😂That's really cute! 6y
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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! 6y
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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) 6y
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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! 🙌😍 6y
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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! 6y
Darthdad @Texreader the back of the book mark has a quote that reads I'm a doctor not a bricklayer! Totally love it 6y
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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 😹😹 6y
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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? 6y
britt_brooke 😂😳 6y
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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