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DrexEdit

Joined September 2016

I make books and I read books. That's pretty much it. Pronouns she/her.
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Rusty Brown by Chris Ware
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The Other by Thomas Tryon
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Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson
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House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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I finished this book last week. It was thoroughly enjoyable as all the Flavia books have been. I would hate to see it end here. Flavia is growing up so wonderfully. I would really like to know what happens to her next. I sure wish Flavia had been around when I was growing up. I'm sad to have reached the end of published titles for this series, but happy to tick off another completed (for now) series.

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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This book is about as harsh as they come. I can't love this story; it is too hard and it makes me sad. At least right now. But it will live with me forever. I hope I've learned something from it. I hope I will continue to learn from it. A terrific and powerful indictment of the brutal effects of casual everyday racism endured by people of color.

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Another #abookandamovie pairing. I think I'm watching too many movies and not reading enough books this weekend! Lol! 😄

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It's Always Something | Gilda Radner
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I didn't plan on this being #abookandamovie weekend, but after last evening's Country Music, tonight the spouse and I watched "Love, Gilda" a wonderful movie about Gilda Rander's life. Now I want to read her autobiography (tagged).

DrexEdit For that matter I'd like to read Gene Wilder's autobiography also. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved her so much. 😢 5d
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Country Music, U.S.A. | Bill C. Malone, Jocelyn R. Neal
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Tonight I think we'll be re-watching some of Ken Burns's Country Music documentary. Mr. Burns was helped greatly with his research by my friend Bill Malone's book (tagged). It's the first & most comprehensive book on the topic. I recommend the book or the documentary. If you watch the film keep an eye out for Bill Malone who is featured throughout & is one of the nicest persons ever! 😊

DrexEdit Those interested in country music, especially roots music, can listen to Bill every Wednesday morning on local radio WORT-FM. https://www.wortfm.org/ Bill's show is called Back to the Country. 1w
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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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Wisdom from Ponder Stibbons, Unseen University's Reader in Invisible Writings. Thoroughly enjoying another #Discworld installment.
#OokBookClub #lunchreading

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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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October #TBR. Just a few of the books I‘m working on this month. All bets are off when library holds come in though! 😄😄📚📚📚

ljuliel Eleanor‘s autobiography is very good ! 1w
DrexEdit @ljuliel I'm very much looking forward to it! I can't get enough Eleanor Roosevelt! 😊 1w
ljuliel She was one tough cookie and had quite the fascinating life. If you‘ve never seen it, she was actually a contestant on What‘s My Line back in the late 50s or possibly the beginning of the 60s. It was neat to see her on there. Found on YouTube. https://youtu.be/0Ew82Ae_N9g 1w
DrexEdit @ljuliel omg! Thank you for that! 😊 👍 1w
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Glimmer Train Stories: Number 39 | Siobhan Dowd, Charles Baxter, Ann Pancake, Gerard Varni, Tiffany Drever, Aaron Cohenk, Paul Rawlins, Sergio Gabriel Waisman, Randolph Thomas, Mark Rader, Rita Costello, U Pa Pa Lay
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What is the deal with literary journals this year? First Tin House now Glimmer Train. 😢

https://www.newpages.com/blog/goodbye-glimmer-train

KimHM 😢😢😢 6d
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Finished reading this one recently. I love just about anything Python so I found this delightful.

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I loved loved loved this book when I read it. Spent some time this weekend working through the first half of the first series from HBO. Very glad to say it has lost very little in the translation to visual media. An excellent series all around!

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Speaking of Susanna Clarke, here's Day seven - #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day. I don't need to tag anybody else. Join in if you want to!

The book illustrator is Charles Vess. I'm sure the cover illustration is also his, but I couldn't find a cover designer credit anywhere.

Stamped case hardcover on the left, paperback on the right.

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CoffeeCatsBooks Exciting! 🎉 3w
batsy I was happy to hear that! 🎉 3w
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Art of McSweeney's | McSweeney's (Firm)
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Playing off my previous post of a book published by McSweeney's, here's a whole book about McSweeney's book designs.

Day six (#notinarow) - #7days7covers #covercrush

@DaisyDaniel would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Cover design by Brian McMullen.

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Day five - #7days7covers #covercrush

@Geeklet would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Cover art by Jordan Crane.

I need some explanation. Lower right inset: full cover. Larger image: "exploded" view
That's three (3!) layers/levels of dustjackets. Published by McSweeney's. They put a lot of thought into their book packages! ⤵️

DrexEdit I haven't even read this book. I mainly bought it for the cover! 😁😍💜 4w
vivastory This is amazing!!! 4w
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Day four - #7days7covers #notINAROW! #covercrush

@KMM would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Cover design by Richard Ljoenes.

Itchyfeetreader Oh I loved this one 4w
sprainedbrain Wonderful book, gorgeous cover. ❤️ 4w
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Washington Nationals A-Z | Ann Lambert Good
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Saw this little gem when I turned on the news this morning. Thank goodness for people like Sean Doolittle! I did not know he was a co-founder of Libro.fm. I'm trying to get my publisher's audiobooks on Libro even now!

Watch him sniff a new book on national TV! :-) He's a *real* reader!

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/mlb-player-sean-doolittle-pitches-for-independent-...

Leftcoastzen Wow I had no idea! I admire his baseball talent and now have another reason to like him! 1mo
Susanita Dooooooooooooooo 1mo
bookandcat Libro is awesome! 1mo
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Day three - #7days7covers #covercrush

@AC4ever17 would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter.

AC4ever17 Yes I will play. Thanks for tagging me 1mo
DrexEdit @AC4ever17 yay! Looking forward to your covers!😊 1mo
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This is my cover pick for the day. I'm posting this blurb first tho, so the posts appear in the right chronological order in your feed!

This is the explanation. This is The Wizard of Oz from the Penguin Threads editions.
The designs are hand stitched. The top photo shows the outside cover and flaps. The bottom photo shows the inside cover which shows the reverse side of the embroidered piece.

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DrexEdit Whoops! I forgot to tag @tpixie! 1mo
sudi Looks lovely 💖 1mo
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That Affair Next Door | Anna Katharine Green
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News that is new to me this morning, the Library of Congress is partnering with Poisoned Pen Press for a new series of crime classics, drawn from books in the LOC collections.
Launching spring 2020. 👍📚

https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-19-091/library-of-congress-crime-classics-bring-new...

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Day two - #7days7covers #covercrush
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@bool_lova183 welcome back! would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day. ☺️

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Rusty Brown | Chris Ware
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Day one - #7days7covers #covercrush

@Niso would you like to play?

Post a cover you love each day for seven days
No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

DrexEdit I know we're not supposed to explain but I just won a copy of this book in a goodreads giveaway and I'm SO FLIPPIN' EXCITED! 💓💓💓 1mo
emilyhaldi Fun! 1mo
sudi This cover looks so cool 😍 1mo
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The Adventurers | Michelle Martin
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I'm following the lead of @quirkyreader who is sharing the #litsylove by thanking her first 10 followers. Since I just passed my third #litsyversary I thought this would be a good thing to do.

So thanks to those tagged, my first 10 followers! 😊💜 I may not be posting & liking as much as I want to, but Litsy & this fantastic reading community is never far from my thoughts. I've found my tribe! Thanks for sharing my bookish adventures! 😊

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Sleepless Nights | Elizabeth Hardwick
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My #lunchtimereading today. I'm hoping the #nyrbbookclub doesn't mind me tagging along with their reading. Between the NY theme and the stream of consciousness style, I'm really digging this book. I like the small snapshots that jump around.

But really this book had me from the beginning with: "Canadians, do not vomit on me!" surely I'm not the only one that's been vomited on on the NY subway! ???

BarbaraBB Of course you can join! This is not the best book though that we‘ve been reading together, imo. I am glad you‘re enjoying it though! (edited) 1mo
DrexEdit @BarbaraBB it's weird how NYC tends to be a character in stories about the city. I feel like I know this NYC character the author is writing about, so it's enjoyable for me. I also know the tiniest bit about Lexington, but the author nails it as far as I'm concerned! 😊 So far, so good! 1mo
BarbaraBB I did like the NYC character as well, but that was about it. 1mo
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emilyhaldi The more the merrier!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
DrexEdit @emilyhaldi yay! 😊 1mo
Leftcoastzen @emilyhaldi once I got to part 3 and she wrote about Billie , became alive for me. 1mo
youneverarrived Glad you‘re joining in 😙 1mo
emilyhaldi @DrexEdit @Leftcoastzen I love NYC as a character which I hear comes front & center in part 3... I‘m going to give it another go this weekend 😊🤞🏻 1mo
vivastory Glad you're joining us! 1mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Just finished this amazing book. This is the perfect follow-up to The Underground Railroad, bringing all the same racial issues into a 20th century setting. Just as serious and heart wrenching and horrifying. Beautifully written.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Got to see Margaret Atwood on the big screen albeit on tape delay. She was brilliant as always. Very excited to read this book!
#atwoodlive #almost
@Birdsong28

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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Got this in on audio and I've got a road trip coming up this weekend. Perfect timing! 😊

Tanisha_A This book 💔 2mo
DrexEdit @Tanisha_A this is my first reading of this book. I'm expecting no less. 2mo
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Continuing my #lunchreading with the #OokBookClub book of the month. I've even got my own Great God Om to read with me (in the form of a frog). He's not talking though. At least not at the moment. 😂😂😂

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Apex Magazine February 2018 | Brian Keene, Lesley Conner, P. Clark, Alix Harrow, Walker McKnight

Another free short fiction Hugo award winner: A Witch‘s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies.

It‘s about finding the right book and the right book, the book you need, finding you. With a little bit of witchcraft.
https://www.apex-magazine.com/a-witchs-guide-to-escape-a-practical-compendium-of...

Smrloomis Thanks for posting this! 1mo
DrexEdit @Smrloomis you are most welcome. Hope your enjoyed the story! 😊 1mo
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A terrific little story from the Hugo Winners list. You can read it on the b&n sci fi blog or download it for free to your Nook from bn.com.

This author is already on my #TBR list but now I feel excited and want to read more of her stuff NOW! That ever happen to you!? 😊 LOL! 😄
#shortstories #scifi #lunchreading #gimmemore

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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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My first #bookhaul post from three years ago. The only one of these books I've read is State of Wonder. I love Ann Patchett! 💜
#BookHaulChallenge

Reagan-reads I'm really feeling that you've only read 1/4 of those books from three years ago. 😅 2mo
DrexEdit @Reagan-reads inorite!? 😁😁 2mo
Lcsmcat You‘re in good company. 😀 2mo
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Did a little book shopping today. Can't wait to start this one!

crazyspine Enjoy! I loved it. 2mo
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Doing some gardening reading this morning. The neighbors unexpectedly and generously shared some flowers with us yesterday. Going to get them in the ground! 🌸🌸🌸

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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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I won a giveaway! I almost never do but then I don't enter all that many either. Only for books I really want to read. Looking forward to this tale about uploading your brain to the cloud. 👍😂😂☁️ Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks!

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When Beverly Cleary turned 103 last month, I discovered she had written, not one, but two memoirs. I finished A Girl from Yamhill and have just started My Own Two Feet. I recommend either of these books; the first covers up to when she left home for college and the second starts with her college years. I loved Beverly Cleary‘s books when I was younger. I‘m enjoying this chance to reconnect with her as an adult!

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One last book experience for the day: The Book Deal, my new favorite local used book store. They post book stack photos to their Facebook page. You can "dibs" any book pictured and they'll hold it for you until you can pick it up. Excellent and Dangerous service! Score! More books for me! I feel like I won the book lottery. ?? #saturdaybookday #bookdate #itcountsasadate #MKEadventure

DivineDiana What a great marketing idea! 5mo
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Next stop: the famous Boswells Books in MKE. My first time here. This could be very bad for the wallet! 😊 💜 📚📚📚📚💵💵💵

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First stop: the Half Price Books clearance sale!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 So jealous! 5mo
DrexEdit @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it's my first time at one of these events. Soooooo many books! 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 📚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m jealous!!!!! 5mo
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The spousal unit has planned an outing day based around book shopping. He's a good guy. I hope he doesn't have to tell me this and I hope he does! 😂😂 #saturdaybookday #bookdate

Cinfhen Enjoy!!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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#humpdaypost @MinDea

📍This weekend I went to the local college football game, but I didn't take any pictures.
📍So here's a picture of the last concert I went to last summer. It was a line up of 80s bands. Pictured is modern English singing I'll melt with you.
📍I worry too much.
📍I don't have netflix but I'm still trying to keep up with The Crown 👑. Anybody know when season 2 will be out on DVD?
📍A re-read! A Confederacy of Dunces!

britt_brooke Enjoy your reread! One of my favorites. 💚 13mo
Samplergal I hope the crown is on soon!! I LOVE that series. 13mo
DrexEdit @britt_brooke thanks! One of mine too! 13mo
DrexEdit @Samplergal me too! I don't have netflix though so I have to wait until the DVDs are released so I can get them from the library. 13mo
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#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat
@JenlovesJT47
⚀ The Wizard of Oz, for sure!
⚁ Both!
⚂ Fantasy
⚃ Coke
⚄ Consider yourself tagged! 😊

That's me in a nutshell, fussy about everything but my book covers! 😊

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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I'm so out of the loop I didn't even realize it was a readathon weekend. I never seem to have as much time as I want to read on the weekends, but these are the 2 books I'll be trying to make the most progress with.

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Death's End | Cixin Liu
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July so far is a very busy month. Not as much time to read and not as much time to post about it. Sigh.

This is one book I did finish. It's a pick for me, the last in a trilogy all of which I thought was very good. It's a first contact story and it didn't quite end up where I thought it would.

This checks some reading goal boxes for me though! #yearofthechunkster #finishtheseries #mountTBRchallenge @DivaDiane

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The Ninth Hour | Alice McDermott
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June reading wrapup. Made some progress in #finishtheseries by reading the next installment and a short story in the Harry Dresden series. Also re - read sweetness at the bottom of the pie in preparation for reading more in that series.

My favorite books this month were I'll Be Gone in the Dark and Parable of the Sower. And Mort, if course, which I've included here even though I probably won't finish it until tomorrow!
#mountTBRchallenge

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Some much needed light lunchtime reading.

#OokBOokClub

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Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel
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Been on a Hilary Mantel buying kick lately. I also now have all the Dark Tower books except for #5. That series is getting so *read* this year! 😊 📚📚

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The hubby and I are watching the PBS shows on The Photo Ark project this morning. There is also a companion book (pictured). This guy has spent years photographing the world's rarest animals before they disappear. He goes to great lengths to shoot them in front of a white or black background so he can eliminate distractions and really show off the beauty of the animals. Highly recommended based on the TV shows! 🐯🐼🐦🐊🐙🐌🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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I've been busy today. This is the tragic end of yet another purple editing pen. #bookpeopleproblems

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1⃣ I love a great cover, but it's more a consideration when purchasing books I already know. I generally don't choose books to read based on covers.
2⃣ If my summer porch were summer ready I'd be out there reading! 🌞
3⃣ I like to finish a chapter or at least a section.
4⃣ Definitely a bookmark user. Not always proper though.
5⃣ You betcha! 😄
@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Good way of choosing. I know I have seen some BAD covers, though, and the book was really good. 1y
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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Now that it's pretty much mid - June I thought I'd commit to some reading goals for the month. A few buddy reads and some personal #mountTBRchallenge books that work towards #finishtheseries. What are you reading this month?

2BR02B Some great selections here. I loved Parable and The Scar. 1y
DrexEdit @2BR02B I'm loving Parable so far. Really great read. Haven't started The Scar yet. Just finished Perdido Street Station a couple of months ago. Was glad to find out there was more to read in this world! 1y
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This book is really well written & presents the case very clearly. I never found myself lost in the details even though at least half of the book is reconstructed from the author's notes (she died in 2016) & other writings. I wish she had gotten the time to write more books. It's a pick for me & I think true crime enthusiasts will like it even more.

RaimeyGallant I wish that, too. 1y
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