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Demanda

Demanda

Joined April 2016

Gimme dem boooookkksss!!!!
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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“Men tell stories...Women get on with it.”

Suzze I loved this one! 2y
Demanda Me too! @Suzze 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1.Summer. 2. Fiction (but will read both)
3. I‘m in a book club with a bunch of amazing professional women.
4. I prefer print books, but I also love my Kindle! #thisorthat.
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SilversReviews Great on your book club. I prefer print too, but like my Kindle when I travel. Thanks for playing. 2y
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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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I don‘t know if this is an actual old print, or just a creation for the book, but I like it all the same!
The Essex Serpent was a unique read with a complicated heroine. I LOVED the Victorian setting and the mystery of the serpent. For some reason it took me ages to get through, but I definitely enjoyed the read.

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Weird Sunday morning reading! There were some problems with this one that I think a bit of editing could have fixed, but overall I had fun reading it. I love a good local (NW Arkansas) story, especially if it‘s horror!

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1. The main character lives through the deaths of so many loved ones! 2.Polka dots 3. Neither! Ketchup all the way!
4. Ummm... in Arkansas we say “coke”. #FridayFrigesDay

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A Bed of Spices | Barbara Samuel
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I haven‘t read a straight up romance novel in quite a while, and I‘m so glad I finally came back around! I really rooted for the main characters, and enjoyed the historical elements. #romance #middleages #historicalfiction #jewishfiction #jewish

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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I couldn‘t form a picture in my American brain of what an English tidal mill would look like, so I googled it and came up with this! This image is perfect in my humble opinion! As for the book... I LOVED IT! I‘ve had to travel a lot for work lately and this thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

RadicalReader @Demanda I am DYING I couldn‘t form a picture in my American Brain of what an English Tidal mill looks like so I googled it 😂😂😂 2y
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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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This was waaay creepier than I expected from a YA book. I feel like I‘m starting my season of scary stories off right!

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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A gorgeous little book that brings to mind the phrase, "Still waters run deep."

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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A very enjoyable mystery with a satisfying ending!

Jess7 I attempted to listen to this on audio book, but I got a little confused with all the characters. I liked what I read but it didn't hook me. I put it down about 65% into it when the audio book loan expired with my library. Hoping to pick it up again in print or ebook form later when I have more time. Happy to hear the ending is good! This would be a good pick for #ThrillerThursday of the #AwesomeAutumnBooks challenge -see my page for a prompt list (edited) 2y
Demanda @Jess7 I would definitely recommend finishing it. There is a really interesting twist! 2y
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The Gloaming | Melanie Finn
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This book is incredible. I've never read a mystery like it. It's dark, and sad, and wonderful. Do yourself a favor and check it out. I hate returning it to the library, so I may have to buy a copy of my own.

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The Gloaming | Melanie Finn
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Dog, book, couch, blanket, and favorite pillow = the makings of a perfect weekend ☺️. Not a perfectly composed picture, but I'm sooo happy it's Friday! And Nora has a new bone!

britt_brooke Nora is beautiful! 😍 3y
Demanda @britt_brooke Thank you! I love her soooo much! 3y
Bklover Looks cozy and wonderful!!😺 3y
Demanda @Bklover it is! ☺️ 3y
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Guys. GUYS! I freaking loved this book! Morally ambiguous X-Men types try to find their demi god "Father" and chaos ensues. I don't want to say anymore for risk of spoilers. WARNING: This book is violent! You've been warned!

DGRachel One of my favorite reads of last year 3y
Demanda @DGRachel I can't believe I waited so long to read it! 3y
BibliophileMomma I loved this one too! 3y
Demanda @Tiffy_Reads so good! 3y
DebinHawaii I really liked it too! 😱🤔😃 3y
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Awesome, accidental photo op! I just moved and have been slicing open book boxes with a steak knife from my kitchen. I started to reach for the knife when I resumed unpacking and got a chuckle.

Texreader 😂🤣 Too funny...I think... 😉 3y
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Winter's Bone: A Novel | Daniel Woodrell
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Somehow even better than the movie! I just moved to the Ozarks, so I thought a little grizzly local flavor might get me out of my reading slump!

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf
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Dream big little Nora Dog #dogsoflitsy Pets are magic. What would we do without them? I love to hermit up, but Nora keeps me sane.

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
EvieBee I know that profile anywhere! A Boston? 😍😍😍 3y
shanebeth awww! 🐾💙 3y
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Demanda @EvieBee84 yes! Well half Boston. Half something else. She was born at the pound. I love Boston terriers. Such little weirdos. 3y
EvieBee Hahaha! They sure are! And gassy little buggers but so loving! I have 2. 3y
Demanda @EvieBee84 hot damn are they gassy! Nora's nickname is "the toots"! That's awesome that you have two! I love them! 3y
JazzFeathers Whoever invented pets was a genious 😆 3y
Simona Beautiful photo❣️ 3y
Demanda Thanks! @Simona 3y
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I love big paperback reads like this when I need an escape. Admittedly I got a bit tired of the inner thoughts of cavemen by the end, but I'm still glad I read it!

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was adorable! I feel all warm and fuzzy after reading it ☺️

Megabooks Agreed! 3y
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Wise Blood: A Novel | Flannery O'Connor
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You can't get any better than O'Connor when it comes to southern gothic. Longing for my university days and stuffy lit profs to debate with after finishing this one.

LitLogophile I know I've read a good one when I wish I had the opportunity to be in literature classes again to discuss it 😂 3y
Demanda @lostlogophile Right?! I wanna go back to school 😭😭😭 3y
Hobbinol She's one of my very favorite authors!❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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Finished up this gem just in time for book club. Yet again I managed to read an eerily timely book despite the fact that it was published years ago. I believe that's a sign of a classic.

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It was sobering to read this account of such a devastating time in my city's history. This sign honors those that stayed behind to tend the sick and dying during the Memphis Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878.

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#aprilbookshowers #dontrememberbuyingthis Oh kindle, always full of happy surprises!

writerlibrarian If I Was Your Girl is quite good. 👍🏻 3y
Demanda @writerlibrarian So I've heard! I need to get to it! 3y
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I really wanted to like this book, but I think something got lost in translation. The characters were unlikable and flat, and by the end I was ready for everyone (except the kid and the dog) to meet their doom. There were a few really creepy bits in the last few pages, but I can't say I'll recommend this in the future.

MrBook Honesty is the best policy 👍🏻. 3y
Demanda @MrBook I'm a tough sell when it comes to horror! 3y
MrBook As it should be. Our time is valuable. Have you read Bird Box? It's fantastic. 3y
Demanda @MrBook I have! It's great! 3y
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I checked this out to preview for my 13 year old cousin, and really enjoyed the read! I think she may need a year or two before she can appreciate some of the material, but I think I'll pick her up a copy now all the same. It kinda reads like the American Girl books would if they were written after puberty and with a lot more spice.

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Squeeeee!!! My birthday book haul plus my Book of the Month box came today!!! #BOTM #Bookhaul #birthdaybookhaul

moranadatter Happy Birthday!🎂🎈 3y
Demanda @moranadatter thank you! 3y
Angelala007 Just finished Station Eleven. Pure awesome 3y
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Angelala007 And Happy Birthday 🎉 3y
Simona Happy birthday 🎂 🍾📚 3y
AAdamson You've got some great books there! Happy birthday!!!🎂 3y
Texreader Oooh awesome! Happy birthday!🎉🎊🎂🎁 3y
PixieDust Happy Birthday!! 🎂🎊🎉🎈great stack! 3y
Demanda @Texreader @PixieDust Gracias Litsy peeps! 3y
Lmstraubie Happy birthday! 🎂🎈🎂🎈🎂 3y
DebinHawaii Great stack! 📚📚👍 Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎁🎈 3y
jfalkens Happy belated birthday! 3y
ocdIrene Happy belated birthday! Fantastic book haul. All of those books I've read or are on my TBR. 3y
Demanda Gracias! @ocdIrene 3y
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Guys this book is craaayyyyy!!! A total mind floof, and damn scary! I'd definitely classify this as horror, but it's so much more... smart... interesting... than the average horror novel.

Emilyrjones22 Wow, this caught my attention! Definitely adding it to my TBR! 3y
Demanda @Emilyrjones22 you won't regret it! 3y
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Fool Me Once | Harlan Coben
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This was forced on me by my neighbor when she found out I loved to read. Despite my snobby prejudice against books you can buy at the grocery store I actually enjoyed it! Good for a beach read or a quick escape.

Cinfhen My secret guilty pleasure is Harlan Coben ❤️this might be a stand alone, I can't remember but his Myron Boliter series is pretty addictive 3y
Demanda @Cinfhen I'm assuming it is a stand alone. I definitely need to check out more of his stuff! 3y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Well that was weird as hell, but awesome on audio! I only had part of it figured out and then in the last few minutes it got even crazier! 👍🏻👍🏻

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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"We are all migrants through time." Exit West is a beautiful novel that asks the reader to consider what it really means to be a migrant, an immigrant, a native, a refugee, a lover, a friend. Its elements of magical realism are stunning and perfectly executed. This is hands down one of the most important reads of the year. #BOTM

Lmstraubie Great review! 3y
Demanda @Lmstraubie gracias! It was a great read! 3y
kirriemummy Sounds fab! 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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EVERYONE, stop what you are doing and read this book! It's sci fi, but is eerily timely and realistic. READ IT! ...and after you read it talk to me about it!

CherylDeFranceschi Couldn't stop reading this one! 3y
ReadingOver50 I loved this one and often think about it when "liking" people's posts 3y
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Demanda @ReadingOver50 Same here! This book was so unsettling. 3y
Christy2318 The movie trailer put this book on my radar. 3y
Demanda @Christy2318 I hope the movie does it justice. It's got a fantastic cast. (edited) 3y
susanw It's next for me, sitting not so patiently while I finish my book club pick. I'm excited to start it, although I've had it on my shelf for over a year. Now I have to read it before the movie! 3y
Demanda @susanw I've had it for ages and the movie coming out finally made me read it. So glad I finally pulled it off the shelf! You'll get through it fast and in plenty of time for the movie :) 3y
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#marchintoreading #greencovers Just a sample. Who knew I had so many green books?!

RealLifeReading Ooh nice American Gods cover 3y
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Brutal Youth: A Novel | Anthony Breznican
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This is a book about those trapped by a cycle of revenge, lies, and secrets. Aptly named, the main characters experience a brutal and savage time in their lives, while their so called protectors, adults and teachers, do nothing but contribute to the chaos. In the end a person's only real redemption comes from true friendship and love. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Brutal Youth: A Novel | Anthony Breznican
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Really enjoying this one so far.
Sometimes being between jobs has it's good points I suppose. Upping my taco game! #booksandbooze

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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#stephenking17 #firstbookread I love this man so much! Salem's Lot was my first King book, and I've been a fan ever since.

ReadingEnvy He looks so nice here! 3y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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FANTASTIC! Read this in two days! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

RadicalReader @Demanda what an awesome wonderful sounding book love the incredible wonderful masterpieces of book recommendations haven't read any of her books yet but I will 3y
Matilda I'm really enjoying the hbo adaptation so far! 3y
Demanda @Matilda me too! 3y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Donna_sBookMinute Great stack. I think I have "The Goldfinch." 3y
Demanda @Donna_sBookMinute Thanks! Goldfinch is a great read! 3y
CouronneDhiver Gosh... those are BEASTS! Lol 3y
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Re Jane: A Novel | Patricia Park
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GIANT Margarita, Tacos, and Re Jane this lovely Sunday afternoon in Memphis! #booksandbooze

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The Last Werewolf | Glen Duncan
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At first I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is literary and has interesting character development, which was not something I expected from a werewolf novel. But, after the love interest came into the picture the writing started to feel more contrived than literary (not to mention the excessive discussion of buttholes). I'm excited to dig into my other library picks though!

Books_Wine_Repeat Station Eleven is so good!! Enjoy! 3y
Demanda @Books_Wine_Repeat I'm so excited to read it! 3y
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Skinwalkers | Tony Hillerman
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Unique setting for a mystery! I doubt I'll seek out Hillerman in the future, but I'm glad I gave it a try! Also, I think I'm gonna try to hunt up the movie!

Redwritinghood I think I saw that movie. It was a little low-budget, not so great. 3y
Demanda @Redwritinghood I'm sure it's probably awful, but I do love the actors 😁 3y
coffeenebula Netflix has them and they're not bad! Adam Beach = 😍 3y
Demanda @coffeenebula Nice! I'll check it out! And yes, I agree 😍 3y
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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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Maybe because I'm from Arkansas and I recognized the landscape she described... Maybe because I remember being an idiotic, pretentious 23 year old... But I'm gonna go against the trend and admit that I really enjoyed this book.

shawnmooney Here's to going against the trend! 3y
Demanda @shawnmooney cheers! 🍺 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm glad you enjoyed it!!! I am in the hate camp. There were a few points where I thought maybe I could at least like it, but then I would get annoyed again. 3y
Demanda @Reviewsbylola I totally get why some people hated it. The characters were absolutely awful! 3y
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Lucky You | Erika Carter
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Stuck at the DMV, but at least I'm FINALLY getting a chance to start my January #bookofthemonth !

RadicalReader @Demanda what a wonderful way to spend time and make the best of the situation 3y
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This is a beautiful book! I've had it on my TBR list for years and am so glad I got around to reading it. If you are looking for a story about immigrant experiences, or mother/daughter relationships, I couldn't recommend Joy Luck Club highly enough. It also fulfills two challenges on the #readharder challenge! On another note, I was surprise to read so many negative reviews on Goodreads. What did y'all think?

Weaponxgirl It's been on my tbr for years too. Damn litsy constantly reminding me of books I want to read 3y
Demanda @Weaponxgirl I know!!!! I have the same problem! 3y
UwannaPublishme This was a reread for me and I loved revisiting these amazing women and their unique stories. 😊👍🏻 3y
Jaimelire Loved this book 3y
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Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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A great read with a kickass female lead! I'm excited to start the next book in the trilogy!

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And so it begins! #readinggoals

Onioons Good luck! 3y
Demanda @Onioons Thank you!!! 3y
Hobbinol I need to start this but afraid it won't be until next year. 3y
Demanda @Hobbinol I've been putting it off for years despite the fact that I'm almost certain I'll love it. My friend and I made a pact to read it together over the next couple of months. Hopefully we'll make it! 3y
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Loved this crazy book. The formatting (fake IKEA catalogue) is just as ridiculous and awesome as the story itself.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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Y'all, I'm enjoying the hell out of this ridiculous book.

Suzze I read this as an advance so there were no pictures, sadly. I liked it, but didn't feel it lived up to its full potential. I'll look for your opinion when you finish. 3y
Demanda @Suzze That makes sense. I don't think I'd like it nearly as much without the IKEA catalog format 3y
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Sabbath's Theater | Philip Roth
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THANK GOD IT'S OVER!!!!! Has anyone else read this abomination?! I would have tossed this one the first day had it not been for book club. I've never been more disgusted with a book in my entire life, and I've read and enjoyed a lot of crazy stuff. 🤢🤢🤢👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻

BookishFeminist I haven't read it but 😂😂 your review 3y
Demanda @BookishFeminist Don't read it! Life is too precious and short! 3y
britt_brooke Definitely not stacking this one! 😂 3y
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EricQiao How could an author so renowned wrote something so atrocious. 3y
Demanda @EricQiao no idea! 3y
Demanda @britt_brooke A wise decision! 3y
Yossarian What other Roth have you read and what did you think of those? 3y
Demanda @Yossarian I've read Goodbye Columbus, The Plot Against America, and American Pastoral. They weren't my favorite books, but I thought they had exponentially more merit that this piece of garbage. 3y
Yossarian Hmmm. The Plot Against America is one of my all-time favorites, so I'll have to figure out how to grade on the curve. 3y
Demanda @Yossarian I can respect that. I got a lot out of the convo surrounding that one even if I didn't love reading it 3y
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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I read this on impulse after hearing about her death last week. It is completely hilarious and unashamedly honest. A perfect book to round out 2016. I'll definitely be picking up her other titles next year. The world lost a good one in her, but she left a hell of a legacy.

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"...how time packs new years over the old ones but how those old years are still in there, like the earliest, tightest rings centering a tree, the most hidden, enclosed in darkness and shielded from weather. But then a saw screams in and the tree topples and the circles are stricken by the sun and the sap glistens and the stump is laid open for the world to see."

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Hard to beat reading a book about books surrounded by hundreds of your beloved BOOKS!

Demanda Ps: This book will make your TBR pile explode! 3y
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