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DrexEdit

Joined September 2016

I make books and I read books. That's pretty much it. Pronouns she/her. DrexEdit on GoodReads and StoryGraph if anyone wants to follow me there also.
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A General Theory of Oblivion | Jos Eduardo Agualusa
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Ludovica never liked having to face the sky.

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I had another thought about book technology. See #SundayFunday thread. There is one book-related tech I use every day. It's not an app tho. It's a browser extension called Library Extension. Add it to your browser & then when you're on a book-related site (goodreads, storygraph, amazon, B&N, bookshop, scribd, libro, etc.) it will show you if that book is available in your local library.

DrexEdit The developers say they have 5000 libraries worldwide listed in their database so it might be worth a shot to see if your library is listed. This is why my #TBR is so long! If I see a book is available, I go put it on my hold list! 😂 1w
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I know it's not Sunday anymore, but I use some apps that I haven't seen mentioned so I thought I would post anyway.
1.litsy, gr, storygraph, YouTube, ig, and TikTok among others. I've just started trying out an app called Likewise and one called Tertulia (iOS). These are both mostly just discovery apps from what I can tell.
2. Litsy, gr, and storygraph pretty much every day. I want to make the jump from GR to storygraph and abandon the Amazon ⬇️

DrexEdit Empire, but there a few things that GR does that I haven't found in storygraph yet, so I haven't completely abandoned GR yet. 2w
DrexEdit 3. I think storygraph is going to be the next big thing or certainly the model to follow. It's the reading challenge tracking that got me started there. And the stats tracking are pretty impressive. 2w
ozma.of.oz I adore the stats breakdown of StoryGraph! Thank you for sharing! 💜 2w
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bthegood I also use storygraph (love it)- I gave up Amazon in 2020 (right before the pandemic!)- and I have to admit - I'm not missing it. 🙂 2w
DrexEdit @bthegood storygraph is definitely way better but I like GR editions info and lists. I think as storygraph grows these might be added. Fingers crossed. 2w
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I know many people here admired Colson Whitehead's book The Nickel Boys. I saw this book in some promotional piece this past weekend. It's the real story of the Dozier School that Colson Whitehead's book is based on. Told by the forensic anthropologist investigating the deaths and identifying the bodies. Pub day is supposed to be tomorrow. #NewBook #PubDay

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Finally getting around to posting my #bookspin and #doublespin selections for the month. More #chunksters! Not surprising. They take up a huge part of my #TBR.

I will say though that the Physics book goes back to the very start of my #Goodreads list from 2008. One of the very first books I #TBR'ed there. The very first book I TBR'ed on Goodreads was the 3rd book in the Name of the Wind trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss. Still waiting on that one. 😊

Ruthiella Not your fault you haven‘t managed to read the third King Killer chronicle yet! 😆 2w
DrexEdit @Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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📷 by @DavidDrexler on Instagram.

#ThinkPositiveBePositive @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My brother, who loves photographing street art, captured this sidewalk stencil.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it 💙 3w
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Basic Black with Pearls | Helen Weinzweig
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Thanks #NYRBBookClub for another really good read! This is definitely not a book I would have picked up on my own. While it's hard to say that this story is “enjoyable“ I did enjoy the feverish paranoid quality of the characters stories and imaginings. I started out trying to sort out what was true and what wasn't and then realized it would be better just to go with the flow. A truly unique and mesmerizing read.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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My #Bookspin for June looks exactly the same as my #Bookspin for May as both spin numbers were “renewables,“ or in other words, stories of my choosing. Still working on my chunksters from earlier in the year! Looking forward to June's Spinning Wheel of Book Fate! 😃

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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This was a fun and fast read. In this book of haiku for the modern age everyone will find at least one haiku they can relate to and many more that will amuse. It‘s a pick because some of these are snort out loud funny. 🤣

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People were eager to see "the Big Indian" as soon as he returned to America. He was a celebrity now, a global sensation, after winning two gold medals at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, where the dapper king of Sweden was said to have called him the greatest athlete in the world.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Big Book of Science Fiction | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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My #BookSpin for May was a story from The Big Book of Science Fiction. If the spinning wheel of book fate keeps this up I'll have this 1160-page book finished in no time! ha! This month's story was Mechanopolis from 1913 by Miguel de Unamuno; translated from Spanish. It's a very short story. A man travels to a world where there are no humans, just machines. ⬇

@TheAromaofBooks

DrexEdit Cut off from all human contact, he loses his sanity. When he finally escapes back to earth he resumes his life devoid of all de-humanizing machines. Yeah, the author's point of view is crystal clear. 3 ⭐

I shall pick my #DoubleSpin short story from this book of Latin American stories I just happen to have checked out from the library. Can't imagine I won't find a good story to read here!
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TheAromaofBooks Short story collections can be so hit or miss, so it's kind of fun to read them in snippets instead of all at one go. 1mo
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The Moviegoer | Walker Percy
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"This morning I got a note from my aunt asking me to come for lunch."

Sounds ominous.

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@ShyBookOwl

jlhammar Yay, Walker Percy! Really liked this one. 1mo
DrexEdit @jlhammar cool! I'm looking forward to it! 1mo
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Mehso-so

I am so far behind in posting reviews! Just reading like a fiend + life getting thrown in my face = not. enough. time. sigh.

I did finish this book in April the #AuthorAMonth author for April. I had been warned that it was a really good book and that I would need a box of kleenexes. I didn't. I found it more melodramatic than dramatic with sparse detail given it was supposed to be an historical novel. ⬇

@Soubhiville

DrexEdit I did finish the whole thing, even though it was a chunky 580 pages. So I guess it's a soft pick/so-so for me. It was pretty good, but I didn't find it overwhelming. I'm glad I tried a book by this author. I don't think I'll continue with him unless someone knows that one of his other books is totally worth the time. 2mo
Ruthiella I didn‘t love this either. But I want to give him another chance. 2mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella I'm hoping he's got a short book out there! ☺️ 2mo
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Woman of Light: A Novel | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Mehso-so

I received a complimentary ARC of this book courtesy of Netgalley and Random House in exchange for a fair review.

Woman of Light is a multi-generational story about the Lopez family which starts in 19th-century New Mexico and follows their migration to 1930s Denver. The story centers mainly on Luz who is a seer, but also includes her brother Diego who entertains and hustles with a snake charmer act.

DrexEdit I did enjoy reading this book and the author‘s prose is spare and exquisite. This is a story of the West that isn‘t a typical cowboy or settler story. These are people who have lived on this land for centuries that are now being displaced and treated as foreigners. ⬇
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DrexEdit However the reader should not expect a historical novel rich in details. The author seems to only give enough detail to make her setting. Otherwise these characters could almost be living in any time. Perhaps that was intentional?
This is also not a traditional linear historical story. The narrative jumps around in time and also from character to character. At times it was difficult for me to keep all the players straight. ⬇
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DrexEdit In the end the novel just didn‘t absolutely take off for me, it felt like a light treatment of what should be weighty historical fiction. I am glad to have had the chance to read it. I enjoyed the author‘s style and now I want to try her short story collection where I think her writing style will really shine. 2mo
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My #Bookspin list for May. Wait. . . what month is it again? 😲 There's no stopping 2022, I guess.

DrexEdit Sorry for forgetting the tag @TheAromaofBooks ! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Not that I needed anything new to read, but just look at what came in on my library hold list today. 😍😳🍀 Both of these books are going straight to the top of the #TBR list.🎉🎉😊

RamsFan1963 The Mel Brooks's book is very funny. 3mo
DrexEdit @RamsFan1963 really looking forward to it! 3mo
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I Shall Wear Midnight | Terry Pratchett
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1. Finishing up a book called Basali! for #readingafrica2022.

2. I like both, but don't read much in either format.

3. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Today's best find was this boxed set of Richard Russo short stories. #bookcrawl #score! I've been looking for this to purchase for a long time!

Nute What a wonderful find! 3mo
DrexEdit @Nute it certainly made it worth the while to get up and get out of the house today! 3mo
Nute I am already preparing for Indie Bookstore Day this year. The key to success is just as you have stated getting up and getting out of the house early. It looks like you had a ton of fun today.🤗 3mo
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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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The results of today's #bookcrawl. Such a great day. The sun was out for a change. I haven't been out for real book browsing in almost 2 years! Finish off with lunch at Five Guys and the day is pretty much perfect.

EvieBee Nice haul! 3mo
DrexEdit @Ruthiella I'm so glad to hear that. Jane Smiley is usually a go to author of mine but I had never heard of this title before! 3mo
DrexEdit Thanks, @EvieBee! 😊 3mo
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Einstein's Dreams | Alan P. Lightman
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Next stop on the #bookcrawl The Book Deal! 📚📚📚💜

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Madison Public Library | Madison, MN (Library)
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It's #bookcrawl day! 😊📚📚📚 Starting at the friends of the library pop-up book sale. 💜

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Is there such a thing as #readingsynchronicity? I ended up reading these 2 historical novels of Korean 20th-century history at the same time. While the Sea Women focused on a particularly strong subset of Korean cultural community, Pachinko, also focused on strong women, told more about the Korean diaspora in Japan as a result of the colonization of Korea before WWII. Both highly recommended! 4 ⭐ each!

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I‘m quoting an entire paragraph because I love this.

“Basali literally translated into English is “women,” but its meaning as an exclamation on Sesotho is rich with humor, affection, and women‘s connection. Usually exclaimed by one woman to another, often delivered with a laugh, an amused shaking of the head, or a clapping of hands, Basali! strongly evokes Basotho women‘s love and respect for one another. ⬇

DrexEdit It is roughly equivalent to “Girl!” in African-American English and is spoken with the same high-toned, sliding inflection. It could be translated as some variant of “You‘re so sassy/clever/good-looking/outrageous/hilarious/dangerous/powerful/dazzling/audacious that I don‘t know what more to say to you!” But note that “Girl!” is singular and praises individual audacity. ⬇ 3mo
DrexEdit Basali! is plural; it carries with it the implication that whatever the one woman is, and is being praised or admired for, is also true for the rest of her kind. “You are outrageous, powerful, etc.; and so are we all!”

From a book of stories written by Lesotho women that I am reading for #ReadingAfrica2022.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl
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This also ticks a couple more boxes on the #Pantone2022 challenge list.
#FragileSprout
#SuperSonic
@Clwojick

Clwojick Awesome!!! 3mo
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Catching up with March #AuthorAMonth. This was totally different from the only other Lisa See book I've read-Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. The women portrayed were incredibly strong & resilient. This was a VERY brutal story of colonization & war set against the story that centers on these women trying to preserve their culture. The fiction is heartbreaking but I found the history to be fascinating.
#AuthorAMonth
@Soubhiville

DrexEdit Here's an excellent video on the Culture of Korean Jeju Haenyeo (women divers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk7DQLMKBTE 3mo
Soubhiville Thank you for sharing your video find! 3mo
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The Mirror Thief | Martin Seay
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Late (again!) but not forgotten. My #bookspin is an as yet to be determined short story (or essay!). My #doublespin is another #chunkster. It's almost as if the wheel of spinning book fates does not care that I'm already in the middle of three chunksters. 😲

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Those chunksters can pile up fast!!! 3mo
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Turtle Diary | Russell Hoban
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This was a wonderful read. A sweet story that didn‘t quite go the way you might think. I loved the striking difference between the inner dialogue and what the characters actually say out loud. I know I‘ve seen this movie before but I can‘t remember how close the movie is to the book. While reading the book I felt Harold Pinter sure got the movie dialogue right! I want to watch it again but can‘t find it streaming; I‘ll have to find the DVD. 5⭐️

readordierachel Love your observation about the dialogue. I'm trying to hunt down the movie as well. 3mo
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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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This was a difficult read, both because of the style of writing and because the dystopian future thing feels over done. But this is the book that supposedly started all the others. It influenced Orwell when he was writing 1984 (indeed a glowing review by Orwell is included in my edition, bookended with an Intro by Margaret Atwood). This is a real “under his eye“ type story set in a clean, symmetrical glass-built city.
#NetGalley #ARC

DrexEdit The loose disjointed writing style made it hard for me to get traction with this story. In the edition I read, there is a line space between every paragraph and every paragraph is almost it's own separate mini-story. Everything switches directions all the time. I switched from electronic format to print because I do find electronic books difficult to find my place in. The print was only marginally easier to track. 3mo
DrexEdit Everyone in this future world has a number, not a name. They all participate in the same activities at the same hour of the day. When our protagonist starts to break the rules, things get even more confusing and it's hard to tell what is real and what is dream. Confusion is my main take-away from this read. I'm glad I read it, but I can't say I enjoyed it! 3mo
vivastory Great review! I did enjoy this one, but out of the 3 foundational dystopian stories: WE, Brave New World & 194 I'd say that WE is my least favorite. I read something interesting the other day. Arcade Fire's upcoming album is partially nfluenced by this book. 3mo
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DrexEdit @vivastory Thanks! I am glad I read it and I can appreciate it's importance in the canon. It's like listening to blues music to understand rock and roll. It's good to know the roots of things. I'd say Orwell and Huxley and even Atwood took the concept to better literary places. Arcade Fire, huh? I'll be interested to check that out too. :-) 3mo
BarbaraBB I have to agree with @vivastory regarding the book itself but I love your review! 3mo
DrexEdit @BarbaraBB thanks! 😊 3mo
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I did not read the book, just the one story, Death of a Traveling Salesman, for this month's #Bookspin pick. I chose this one from a list I've been following on Lit Hub of 20 authors' first published stories. It is an amazing achievement for a first published story. The atmosphere is grim and disorientating. Nothing is quite as it first seems. Loneliness as a symptom of the South turning more modern. 5⭐
@TheAromaofBooks

DrexEdit Here's the link to the Lit Hub list of 20 first published stories:
https://lithub.com/read-20-famous-authors-very-first-published-short-stories/
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DrexEdit For some bonus fun, here's a link to a YouTube post with audio of Eudora Welty reading another favorite of mine “Why I Live at the P.O.“ To hear it in her own fast-paced southern drawl is pretty amazing. 😊
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeZTYQL4sW0&t=4s
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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So it seems that people either love or hate Johnathan Franzen & feel similarly toward his books. That said I think the book was worth the time invested. It's a pick if you don't mind JF. If you don't like him, this won't change your mind. It's still very Franzen-y.

I'm going to put this on my #ChunksterChallenge2022 list also! Nearly 600 pages and it's the start of a trilogy! I guess that makes it a #SeriesRead2022 also!
@Amiable
@TheSpineView

DrexEdit The best part here, I think, is the depiction of family relationships and interior lives of the characters. The writing is solid, but not fancy or inspiring really. None of the characters is really likeable if that is a box you check for your reading. You may sympathize or empathize with them though. Set on the backdrop of the 70s, it's all about how a person leads a moral life (or tries to) and is a good person, or if that is even possible. ⬇ 3mo
DrexEdit And I still don't like the way JF treats women characters. It seems out of all the crisis stories in this family depiction, the mother and the daughter come off with the worst stories and the worst fates. There are some connections to Middlemarch that I only realized after finishing the book and reading some reviews. Now that #Chunkster is on my list! Thanks @SerialReader! 3mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
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Indiana | George Sand
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This will also check a nice box on the #Pantone2022 challenge list!

#SnowWhite
@Clwojick

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Indiana | George Sand
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This is a tick on the loooong list of books for #ReadingAfrica2022. Partially set on Réunion Island which is situated to the east of Madagascar. First published in 1832, this first solo novel by George Sand is the story of a young woman married to much older and indifferent man when she falls in love with her handsome neighbor. In this day we'd say she was targeted for seduction by her neighbor! ⬇
@LibraryBelle
@BarbaraBB

DrexEdit Despite it's age and overblown melodrama, it can be read as a feminist novel as the story shows us the way women become trapped, physically and emotionally, when they are not allowed incomes or property. George Sand is quite the writer with some lovely descriptive passages. It is quite eye-opening how she can tell a story about passionate love but cover quite a bit about the politics and society of the time as well. ⬇ 3mo
DrexEdit Réunion Island was colonized by and is still part of France. I've spent quite a bit of time on different islands of Africa these last couple of months with European populations. I'm looking forward to getting back to the continent! 3mo
Librarybelle This sounds like a classic I need to read…stacking! 3mo
DrexEdit @Librarybelle I enjoyed it. I'd like to investigate some other George Sand books because some of the positions she took in regards to women in this book were quite modern! From 1832! 3mo
BarbaraBB Very interesting! 3mo
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I just don't know enough about Maya Angelou; this was a good start. The first in a series of 7(!) autobios, this covers from her first memories to early adulthood. Despite all odds being against her, I believe the key to her success was strong & consistent parenting from her grandmother, even tho that only came in spurts. I call this more autobio than memoir; someone retelling stories, not searching for deep meaning.
#AuthorAMonth
@Soubhiville

TH3F4LC0N I just read this myself last month! Pretty good read I thought. Her life was pretty interesting. 🙂 3mo
DrexEdit @TH3F4LC0N I enjoyed it. I'm always curious about really smart people and how they come to do the things that they have done. Ms. Angelou seems to have had a drive for knowledge at a very young age. I don't know if I can read all 7 books though! 😀 3mo
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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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Here is my #WeeklyForecast for March. I was close to finished with several books at the end of Feb.; I finished 3 books in the time it took me to put this forecast together! There are some half-finished books making a return engagement on this list also!

Top 4 left books are MUST reads for the month. Everything else applies to current challenges, clearing the #TBR, or meeting my #ARC commitments.
It's going to be another busy month!

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Lots of genres!! Looks like you have a great selection of books for March🌻 4mo
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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1. This weekend I'm working on finishing up Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen.

2. I almost never go to the library anymore. (Is that sad?) I put the books I want on hold and my husband, who works at the library, picks them up for me. It's a good system that always leaves me overwhelmed in books!

3. the last disc of season 2 of Succession! Woot!

#WeekendReads
@rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain I don't think there's a wrong way to get your library books! Holds make everything super convenient 4mo
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“When I was three and Bailey four, we had arrived in the musty little town, wearing tags on our wrists which instructed--“To Whom it May Concern“--that we were Marguerite and Bailey Johnson Jr., from Long Beach, California, en route to Stamps, Arkansas, c/o Mrs. Annie Henderson.“

Can you even imagine? 😳

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@ShyBookOwl

EvieBee Wow… 4mo
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February #Bookreport. I did not get a ton of stuff read this month. Too many chunksters on the list! Still working through most of them. Hopefully March will be more impressive. There were all good and I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Probably Katalin Street or Drive My Car or The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araujo.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Still an impressive month of reading!! And chunksters in progress!!!! 🙌🏻 March has 31 days😉it‘s a bonus month 😂 4mo
DrexEdit @Cinfhen I could really use the extra time! 😂 Too bad we're going to lose an hour when the clocks reset. Every second counts! 😊👍 4mo
Cinfhen Hahaha ⏰ Forgot about Daylight Savings😅😅 4mo
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The Mirror and the Light | Hilary Mantel
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I'm late with my spinny list, but it's basically the same as last month. My #bookspin is a short story. I think it will be Eudora Welty The Death of a Traveling Salesman because I'm already a couple of pages into that one. And #Doublespin is Hilary Mantel Cromwell #3! Hallelujah!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Selected works of Alfred Jarry | Alfred Jarry, Katharine Noel
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So I wait until the very last minute to start my #bookspin for the month. Next up in The Big Book of Science Fiction is a short story by Alfred Jarry who's writings are widely regarded (apparently) as a precursor to Dadaism, Surrealism, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Suffice to say the story “Elements of Pataphysics“ is a DNF for me. Weird, dense, nonsensical, and certainly requiring more brain power than I have this evening.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Not every book is a match, but at least it's off the list!! 4mo
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Indiana | George Sand

I'm just reading along when all of a sudden THIS happens:

"Language is a prostitute queen who descends and rises to all rôles, disguises herself, arrays herself in fine apparel, hides her head and effaces herself; an advocate who has an answer for everything, who has always foreseen everything, and who assumes a thousand forms in order to be right."

?? ?

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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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So many lovely, and appropriate, colors in this cover!

#Pantone2022
@Clwojick

Clwojick 💗 Brilliant!!!! 💙 5mo
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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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I enjoyed this episode of the Wayward Children. Good to get to know some of the characters we haven't seen so much of and to travel to the different worlds!

This my #DoubleSpin for February.
@TheAromaofBooks

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DrexEdit I have too many challenges I'm working on for sure. This is also ticks a box for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView.

It's an ebook I own, not a physical book, but I thought it might count for #ReadMyRoom also since I'm reading books I own instead of buying new ones! #TBRCrew @AkashaVampie
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AkashaVampie @DrexEdit yeah that is totally fine sweetie!!! 5mo
DrexEdit @AkashaVampie 😊👍 5mo
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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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This isn't even everything! It's most of it though. It's a short month so I wouldn't place any bets on how many of these I get through.

@Cinfhen
#WeeklyForecast #February

Cinfhen Plus the Franzen and Love Songs are CHUNKSTERS!!! Good luck 🍀 💚 5mo
DrexEdit @Cinfhen Yeah, I think it's only progress on those two, not completion. I'm working mostly on the Franzen tho, as that's for an IRL buddy read. 5mo
Cinfhen I enjoyed both of them / hope you do too 5mo
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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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Clwojick Great match! 💕 5mo
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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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When the book summary said this book started with the reading of the 387-page will of Senhor Araújo I thought it was going to be a satire. But mainly it was about the life of one man, how a person is knowable and how they are unknowable. How the self-important pipsqueak we start out knowing becomes a totally sympathetic character by the end. There's a lot contained in this short book.
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#ReadingAfrica #capeverde
@LibraryBelle
@BarbaraBB

DrexEdit Germano Almeida is billed as Cape Verde's greatest living writer, but he's pretty good for any country or language. We learn a little, not too much, about island life in this story. The little I've read about Cape Verde says the islands were settled by the Portuguese so this really felt more like a European story than an African one. 5mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for this thoughtful review. I have this one lined up for later this month 5mo
Librarybelle Great review! 5mo
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shawnmooney This sounds fascinating! Any chance I could convince you to come onto Zoom and chat with me about this book for 10 minutes for my Bite-sized Book Chats series? If you have no idea what I‘m talking about, the playlist is here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLU-61cZp1pQdBH5V0Zb9q-2ujl4PY8nhf

Would love to have you on as a guest!
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DrexEdit @shawnmooney thanks so much for the invite! It sent me into a complete tizzy of overthinking. 😊 I think I‘ve calmed down now though. I would love to join you to talk about this book! 4mo
shawnmooney @DrexEdit Awesome! I just sent a friend request via Goodreads. If that‘s ok, then we can DM that way after you accept it. 4mo
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Last Sunday when @ozma.of.oz posted her #SundayFunday game about #bannedbooks, this is the book I stacked as having been banned in the last year.

Since it was a quick picture book read, I checked it out and read it right away. I enjoyed it thoroughly! I gather there's a whole series of Marlon Bundo books now. He deserves it. Marlon seems like a really nice bunny.

A solid pick with no stinkbugs for me! 😄

ozma.of.oz I‘m so glad you liked it! If you enjoy audiobooks, I definitely recommend giving it a try that way too. It was delightful. ❤️ 5mo
DrexEdit @ozma.of.oz 👍 5mo
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The Last Will and Testament of Senhor Da Silva Arajo | Germano Almeida, Sheila Faria Glaser
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The reading of the last will and testament of Sr. Napumoceno da Silva Araújo ate up a whole afternoon. When he reached the one-hundred-and-fiftieth page, the notary admitted he was already tired and actually broke off to ask that someone bring him a glass of water.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

(I cheated a bit because the second line was also quite good! 😄 )

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Beneath the Sugar Sky | Seanan McGuire
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The Day of Spinning has arrived! The Spinning Wheel of Book Fate has decided to be kind to me this month; short stories and short books! 👏 😊

I think both of these can be easily done and will put another notch in one of the #bookseries I am reading as well as the #ebookTBR.

#bookspin #doublespin
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I got through three books for #ReadingAfrica2022, so that kind of surprised me. Some good reads, some meh reads. Started the month with a DNF so I did not expect too much from reading after that. So it all turned out pretty well in the end! 😊

#BookReport for all he weeks in January.
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ugh a first book of the year bail is tough!! Good for you that you didn‘t hate read - I‘ve done that😫 glad the month ended on a positive 😊 5mo
DrexEdit I've never heard of "hate read" before, but I know exactly what you mean! I shall have to add that to my vocabulary. ? 5mo
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I've been watching Around the World in 80 Days on PBS with David Tennant. It's excellent! But it is so far off from the source material! About the only thing the same is that there is a wager and some people are traveling around the world. haha! 🚝 🚢 🐘

So then I realized that my own understanding of the source material might be a bit off as I believe I've only ever read the Classics Illustrated version, eg. the comic book. ⬇

DrexEdit My Mom bought tons of Classics Illustrated & to this day I have comic book versions only of dozens of classics in my head. So I am now tackling the 80 Days source material on @SerialReader. I'm finding that the comic book was probably pretty close to the source. And that the PBS/Masterpiece version is even further off from the source than I had even imagined. It's interesting trying to reconcile all the different versions in my head! 📙 📘 📕 😜 5mo
DivineDiana I am recording this show, and am looking forward to watching it! 5mo
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