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Gezemice

Joined April 2016

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The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable | Terry Pratchett, Paul Kidby
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I absolutely love the illustrations in this book.
#ookbookclub

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Merry Christmas to everyone from me, my kids and bunnies :)

Ruthiella Merry Christmas to you! I love your T-shirt! 😀 11mo
Crazeedi What a lovely picture! Merry Christmas!💗❄☃️🌠🎄🎁 11mo
BarbaraBB Wonderful picture 😍❤️ 11mo
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CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 11mo
readordierachel ❤❤ 11mo
Megabooks Merry Christmas!! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas! 11mo
Gezemice @Ruthiella Thank you! It is a good shirt, very true :) 11mo
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Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Carol walks into Therese‘s life, and everything changes.

One of the finest love stories ever. A tale of infatuation, lust, love, and the price we have to pay. Patricia Highsmith is a master of evoking emotions, we feel like Therese, we think her thoughts; see, touch and smell Carol, who is everything in the world, yet elusive, changeable. We feel the exhiliration of new love, happiness - and how it changes when the world intrudes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tenar You perfectly captured one of my favorite books! 👏🏻 12mo
Gezemice @tenar Thank you! Glad to hear we both liked it. She is such a great writer. 12mo
KathyWheeler I really liked this book and the movie as well. What I don‘t understand though is why it was on a Christmas movie list I saw the other day. 12mo
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Gezemice @KathyWheeler They meet during the Christmas shopping. Therese is a shop clerk and Carol comes in to buy a doll for her daughter. (edited) 12mo
batsy Great review! It's so brilliantly written. 12mo
Gezemice Thank you! It is! 12mo
Cathythoughts I read this recent too ... great review ❤️👏🏻 I also loved this book 12mo
KathyWheeler @Gezemice Oh, I know that. I just never viewed it as a Christmas movie just because of that. Christmas isn‘t an important or meaningful part of either the book or the movie; it just happens to be set then. 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great review! I need to bump this further up my tbr! 12mo
Gezemice @KathyWheeler So true. The book is not about Christmas at all... 12mo
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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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What happens when a vampire dates a werewolf? Well, apparently, some cute art and a ton of vampire and werewolf clichés. Some of the art was clever, but the jokes were mostly groan worthy - see above. Overall, it is worth the roughly five minutes it takes to read it, but expect some eye-rolling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Nanny Ogg's Cookbook | Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan
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When you get a cookbook from Nanny Ogg, you won‘t really get it for the recipes... but the double entendre‘s and the fond memories conjured from other Discworld book. The recipes are viable, but IMO, the best is dwarf cookery, as it can be used in combat. Nanny Ogg‘s etiquette advice is the better part of the book. This book makes a great gift for the Pratchett afficionado, but not for others. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
#ookbookclub #pratchettposse #terrypratchett

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art | Christopher Moore
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The subject is fascinating: end of 19th century painters in Paris, genius talent, their art and debaucheries: Renoir, Manet, Monet, Van Hogh, Gaugain, Pisarro all show up, with the lead role of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter, drunkard and whoremonger extraordinaire. We have the usual fantasy elements, and plenty of crude humor and sex expected from Moore. I found the humor a bit tired though, and the muse just too unrealistic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 ⬇️

Gezemice Moore is one of my favorite authors and this really is between a so-so and a pick. I rounded down because, well, really, Poopstick is just not a funny name. Getting lazy in his old age, me thinks. 13mo
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“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.”

#QuotsyNov20 #fashion @TK-421

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 13mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics Oscar is a witty man. 13mo
GingerAntics He really is. Is it odd that I completely agree with this assessment? I‘m still wearing the same style I grew up with. I‘m not even kidding. It‘s comfortable and functional. What else do I need?! 13mo
Gezemice @GingerAntics There is nothing wrong with that! Most of my clothes are pretty immune to fashion changes, too. I only buy something fashionable if I happen to like it anyway. And some years it is impossible to buy clothes because the fashion is something hideous - like a few years ago even T-shirts had ruffles. WTF. And my little kid loved yellow and at that time every girl clothing was red or pink. I ended up making her some clothes. 13mo
GingerAntics Oh yeah. I was that kid. I pray if I ever had a kid it‘s a boy, because I just do not so sequins and my daughter isn‘t wearing them until she can ask for them. I swear. 13mo
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“When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?”

Apparently, people don‘t think that way.

#QuotsyNov20 #Plague

Susanita Apparently not! 😖 13mo
GingerAntics But they SHOULD!!! 13mo
Gezemice @Susanita @GingerAntics It seems people are avoiding common sense instead of the plague nowadays. 13mo
obviateit 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 13mo
GingerAntics That is probably the best way to put it. 13mo
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Wyrd Sisters (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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“Blessings be on this house," Granny said, perfunctorily. It was always a good opening remark for a witch. It concentrated people's minds on what other things might be on this house.”

#Halloween has #witches, right?

Happy Halloween!

#QuotsyOct20 @TK-421

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Double Indemnity | James M. Cain
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Great, classic noir, with a twisty plot, sparse writing, thrilling pace, with some moral dillemas, and guilt thrown in, with the obligatory manly man, femme fatale and clever investigator. Two people plan the perfect murder - then things get complicated. Loved it. A great quick listen on audio from Hoopla. I started and could not stop! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts I would have seen the movie years ago ✨✨✨✨✨you just can‘t beat those old movies 13mo
Gezemice @Cathythoughts I haven‘t seen the movie butI think I really should! 13mo
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Well. I am reading Monstress Vol 5 the second time and this is the first page.
“Get ready, you little shits!”

Clearly, I am into heartfelt, kind, inspiring literature. 🤔

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Miss Jean Brody is... creepy. In the sexual deviant way. But also fascinating. She is a narcissist that indoctrinates young girls into her life, and lives vicarously through them.

This is partly a coming of age story, partly about a desperate aging woman, and partly about the damage a manipulator can do. Great writing, but disturbing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Intricate and cleverly written, full of layers, I can see why this is considered a classic.

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Wyrd Sisters (Revised) | Terence David John Pratchett
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Thanks for the tag @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick !
1. I like chocolates... and have a weakness for Almond Joy
2. I don‘t watch horror... I am voting for current news
3. “THERE IS NO JUSTICE. THERE IS JUST ME.” -Death - From #terrypratchett
#ThoughtfulThursday

Want to play, @obviateit , to celebrate being back?

obviateit Yes! I‘m always late with these, but I‘m okay with that lol. Thank you for the tag! ❤️ 13mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Almond Joy's are yummy and I agree with you on the current news cycle. Doom. Every day it's doom. 13mo
Gezemice @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Yes, no one came to trick-or-treat so they are all mine... 13mo
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No Commitment Required | Seressia Glass
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I am feeling like I don‘t want to pick books but want to participate in #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin. So I am stealing @Cinfhen ‘s idea for #NonCommittalNovember - pet photo included :)
@TheAromaofBooks
#bunniesoflitsy

P.S. That‘s my older daughter with our three bunnies: Midna, Emmet and Gwen.

Cinfhen Hahaha! Perfect 🐰❣️ 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Looks great!!! Glad to have you along!! 13mo
Cinfhen I like all your sub- categories 13mo
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Gezemice @Cinfhen Thanks :) It is a little more directed than yours but I figure I will not be “forced” on any of them :) 13mo
Gezemice @TheAromaofBooks Thanks for running the show! 😊 13mo
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️♥️Awww bunnies!!!♥️♥️♥️ 13mo
Gezemice @rabbitprincess Yep, three bunnies :) 🐰🐰🐰 13mo
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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I have been away for a while but I could not resist when I saw the #QuotsyOct20 #Overload topic. Sir Terry has a quote for just about everything :)
@TK-421

GingerAntics 💙💙💙 13mo
TK-421 Terry Pratchett is infinitely quotable! ❤️ 13mo
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Gezemice @TK-421 He is! And it is so much fun! 13mo
KVanRead Welcome back😊 13mo
Gezemice @KVanRead Thank you! Will try to stick around :) 13mo
obviateit Welcome back! It‘s good to see you! I‘ve also recently returned after an extended break. ❤️ 13mo
Gezemice @obviateit Thank you! I am glad to see you back, too! 😊 13mo
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Ok, so I am totally obsessed with this series, even though it is everything I normally can‘t stand: full of blood and gore, horror, darkness, total seriousness, indecipherable plot... But goddess damn it, it is so gorgeous. And it respects my intelligence. And is full of powerful women.

In this one, Maika finds herself in the middle of war, so the gore quotient is even higher. She is starting to come to terms with her monstrousness. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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There are many great things about this series: one is the world‘s fiercest cats. I don‘t want to meet HIM in a dark alley... (especially if I am a mouse)

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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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A mad tour de force through the drug and profanity-filled, overly macho world of Bourdain and restaurant cooking. Cooks are very tough: they have to be able to work long hours in tough, heat, steam and blood filled environments, and mentally be able to take the exhaustion, abuse and stress of cooking. This is not for the faint of heart; neither it is for most women. Bordain clearly loves food and this crazy world. Narrated by Bourdain. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CarolynM I loved this. So funny, but kinda disturbing too😂 (edited) 1y
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Doomsday Book | Connie Willis
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Help, I am drowning! Books to read soon, including Red and the Black on my Kindle and Redefining Realness on audio (available for free on Hoopla). Seven of these are some form of book club/ buddy read... and I am backburnering two more... aaaah

#tbr #mounttbr #shakespearereadalong #ookbookclub #cleopatrabuddyread

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Jingo | Terry Pratchett
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Jingo is one of my favorites; hilarious and very quotable; timeless about ethnic hate, warmongering, and how good people living together for generations can turn on each other overnight if agitated by politicians. Vimes is at his best; but Vetinari steals the show with his performance as a civilian in Klatch. We have Nobby as a woman, Carrot as a military leader, and Vimes in outfits he really hates; Leonard de Quirm in a submarine...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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A powerful book about the daily toll of facing racism. The anxiety, the long-term effects, the doubt. Did you just say, did you just do? The constant doubt. Because just getting along shouldn‘t be an ambition.

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The End of Policing | Alex Vitale
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If you are like me and had no idea what people mean by “defund the police”: this is the book the idea is based on. I am currently listening to it and it is eye-opening.

Currently available for FREE DOWNLOAD at https://www.versobooks.com/books/2817-the-end-of-policing
#BlackLivesMatter #BeAnAntiRacist

readordierachel Thanks for the heads up 1y
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Loved it! A full-length Murderbot novel, with time to have a complete story arc, character development, great action and snarky commentary? Who could ask for more! Art returns, and Murderbot and Art have a relationship (oh no, horrifying!), and no f-word, please (fr**ends 😱), not to mention children, a.k.a. killware... lots of killing, rescuing, blowing up, double-crossing, and TV serials, plus pesky emotions Murderbot no way has. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice And no hugs. It‘s in the contract. 1y
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1. The nearby park develops a tiny waterfall when it rains. It is very relaxing.
2. Tough - not many characters worth their salt are well-adjusted and lead happy, peaceful lives. Perhaps Hermione (pre-Ron); Captain Carrot; or Queen Elizabeth I.
3. I have been re-reading the Murderbot Diaries in preparation for Network Effect. SoMuchFun

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs
Thanks for the tag, @MariaW !

Eggs Beautiful pic!! Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚🤗 1y
Gezemice @Eggs Thank you for the game! 1y
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Probably Pratchett‘s most rememberable creation is when Death takes over the Hogfather‘s job, jolly red coat, beard, pillow case and HO HO HO included. Since he is busy, it falls to his granddaughter, Susan, to actually rescue the Hogfather. We have hilarious household gods like the “oh god” of Hangovers and the Cheearful Fairy; I loved Hex and the error messages; overall fun romp and a treatise on belief and humanity. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Thank you for the tag, @MariaW !
Hard to pick a favorite, but these are ones I keep returning to:
1. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
2. Discworld by Terry Pratchett
3. Harry Potter

Also, currently I am very much loving Murderbot and re-reading them since Network Effect just came out.
I know this is a bit old - would you like to play, @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @GingerAntics ?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #favs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2y
AnansiGirl Stacking I, Claudius to my tbr. Last I read that one goes back to high school days! 2y
Gezemice @AnansiGirl I re-read it every few years :) 2y
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Re-reading. Full of great quotes :)

+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++

#ookbookclub #pratchettposse #terrypratchett

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Thought-provoking, sad, but also heart-warming, a tale of dealing with loneliness, terrible loss and trauma, and the socially crippling effects of mild autism spectrum disorder. Beautifully written, we watch Eleanor slowly open her heart and begin dealing with her past trauma with the help of new-found friends who, for the first time, accept and love her for the way she is. I loved the narrator and her Scottish accent. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⬇️

Gezemice There is way more to write about this novel. It was well written and gut-punching but also lovely. Yet I had an issue with lumping trauma and autism together. They are very different things. Read more in my full review if you are interested: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3331372035 2y
bookishbitch I liked this one as well. 2y
Buechersuechtling Oh, I so much loved Eleanor‼️🧡 2y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Dark, gritty, gothic, a page-turner, and very adult. Alex Stern is a junkie, who becomes a magical apprentice cop of sorts in Yale‘s secret magical society. Bardugo examines abuse, drug use, sexual exploitation of women. Alex stands on the border between priviliged and downtrodden, between the living and the dead. Good character development and twisty-turny plot, evils of magical and ordinary, rape, violence - not light. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⬇️

Gezemice I had a lot to write about this. I could not help comparing it to The Rivers of London series, that I have been just reading, and missing the humor, the levity. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3161549982 #scififantasybookclub #bbbbc (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review!! 2y
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KristiAhlers I loved this book. I read it for Barnes and Nobles book club! I can‘t wait for the next in the series. 2y
Gezemice @Katbooklover That cliffhanger! Aaaah! 2y
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The Iron King: a novel | Maurice Druon
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I usually end up not reading books I own because I stock up on library books. Since the library is closed, it is time to tackle this one! I have read this series many years ago and only remember that it was the most riveting thing I have ever read. So it is perfect for re-reading! Now with endorsement by George R.R. Martin - but Druon was first.

#currentlyreading

rabbitprincess So good! Enjoy 😊 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#manicmonday #lettera @JoScho
Book: Americanah, American Gods, Anna Karenina, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Author: Margaret Atwood
Movie: American Beauty
Band: Arctic Monkeys
Song: Ain‘t No Rest for the Wicked (Cage the Elephant)

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 2y
CoffeeK8 💕 the arctic monkeys... great choice 2y
amber_ldsmom Love that song! 2y
Gezemice @CoffeeK8 @amber_ldsmom Thanks - yep those are my two faves lately :) 2y
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Royal Succession | Maurice Druon
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My bookish gifts. I love myself a Geralt :)

I read The Accursed Kings series in Hungarian many years back and finally they are availablein English so I am slowly getting my family to buy them for me :) I have so many books that I don‘t really want many new ones but these are exceptions. And we are trying to be more mindful with hubby, too, and I love Tara Brach :)

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Merry Christmas to everyone! My bunnies with their bunnies wish you the happiest holidays!
#merrychristmas #bunniesoflitsy #rabbitsoflitsy

Bookzombie 💗 2y
BarbaraBB Merry Christmas 💕 2y
CarolynM Merry Christmas 🎄 2y
rabbitprincess Merry Christmas to all ♥️♥♥️️🐰🐰🐰♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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This was really great, just what I needed now. Great world building, characters, and a twisty-turny plot with a real climax. It is a bit slow starting, but from about halfway it is a real page turner. There is still plenty left that is still unexplained, so onto the next one! Took me out of my reading slump. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#scififantasybookclub #bbbbc

cjk One of my favorite fantasy trilogies. 😍 2y
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I have started reading my #scififantasybookclub read, and I got visitors. I got them to model my book :)

The white furry one is one of my our rabbits, Gwen. We have her sister, too, who is black - Midna. They are only four months old but are growing like crazy! The other visitor is my daughter :)

#bunniesoflitsy #bbbbc
Edit: the mess is my husband‘s. Mine‘s got books in it.

Clare-Dragonfly Aww! Cozy bun! 🐰 2y
Gezemice @Clare-Dragonfly Yes! And very soft :) 2y
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I just finished listening to this - I was spell bound and listened straight through. It is amazing. It is about many things - slavery, freedom, an underground network - but mostly about family. Still mulling over what I should write in my review - but this is definitely one of my top books for the year.

BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s at the top of my list for this year also. I thought Joe Morton‘s narration was terrific. 2y
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, I thought so, too! I listened to the audio because that was the format that first came through on all of my holds, but I am thinking I might want to read it, too, when the other holds come in... I saw some disparaging reviews but I just thought he was so compassionate, intimate in this story, something that is very difficult with such a topic. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gezemice I have the ARC, so I did both audio and ebook. It‘s a book that demands some revisits to sink into more layers of meaning. 2y
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Gezemice @britt_brooke Enjoy! It is a tough subject but he somehow makes it homey. 2y
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage I just felt it was a rare combination of thrilling and intimate. I just finished the Overstory, and that one was brilliant but it also dragged quite often. This one was never boring. 2y
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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A magnum opus, it is brilliant, heavy, complex, and long, written in dazzling prose. Powers pours his tree-soul into this novel. Sprawling, spanning centuries, entangled, wild, resigned, like old growth forests. Leafing in too many directions, but each branch is complex, living, breathing, poetic, and beautiful. Metculously drawn characters, their passions, trees and humans - which will survive? Grief of death but also hope. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Gezemice A complex book, brilliant, but also somewhat tedious, in the vein of Moby Dick. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2996562174 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review. Another of my favorites for the year. 2y
Gezemice @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! It is one of those books where I did not feel like anything about the plot or characters would be useful to mention - it is an overall feeling that I took away from it. 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gezemice For sure. It‘s impossible to explain its scope and depth. 2y
Reggie Really nice review!! I loved this book. 2y
Gezemice @Reggie Thank you! So much is in this book. 2y
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The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Quick Text Version | William Shakespeare, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Jon Haward
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This was my second read of the Tempest, and I picked the graphic novel format. At second read, I followed the story, and appreciated the language and characters a lot better. I found the art so-so: I liked the story design, effects and use of format, but the character art was clunky and too literal, especially of Caliban, whose nuances as both a monster and a victim of colonial oppression were lost in the depiction. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
#shakespearereadalong

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Spell Or High Water | Scott Meyer
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Today‘s reading spot in Del Mar Beach, San Diego. On a much needed vacation this week as our normal summer vacation had to be cancelled due to multiple health crises to family members, friends and pets. It is amazing to get away from Illinois to a place with sun, sea, scenery, and ELEVATION.

Cinfhen Beautiful photo 😊enjoy ☀️ 2y
Gezemice @Cinfhen Thank you 😊Doing as advised 2y
Cinfhen 😂👍🏽 2y
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Crazeedi It looks amazing, so relax and enjoy! I'm headed to the cabin at the lake this weekend too! 2y
Gezemice @Crazeedi Thank you! Have a good time! 2y
Christine Del Mar! ❤️ (I live nearby in San Diego.) (edited) 2y
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The Tempest the Graphic Novel: Quick Text Version | William Shakespeare, Gary Erskine, John McDonald, Jon Haward
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#shakespearereadalong took me to my 800th book marked as read on Goodreads. Thank you guys - and thanks for all inspring Littens to help keep me reading!

#milestones #goodreads

tessavi Nice! ✌️ 2y
Crazeedi 👏👏👏congrats! 2y
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Spell Or High Water | Scott Meyer
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When you use your iPad as a stand for your Kindle. #onlybookishpeopleunderstand

LauraJ 🖤🖤🖤 2y
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My #bedsidetablestack contains a variety of read, unread and currently read books - and my phone with all the audiobooks.

Currently listening: The Overstory

What‘s in your bedside table stack?

Tamra So jealous - I wish I had access to the audio The Overstory! 2y
Gezemice @Tamra I bought it with an Audible credit. Overdrive does not have it. 2y
readordierachel The House on Mango Street is so good! 2y
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Gezemice @readordierachel I am hoping to get to it soon! 2y
shanaqui I've chipped away at my bedside stack till there's only one book, but I have a shelf-over-my-desk stack which is a little, ah, exuberant. Too much to list! 2y
Gezemice @shanaqui Yeah, I actually recntly trimmed this one, too, but it never gets small, lol! 2y
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The art is absolutely stunning. Tall art nouveau panels, decorative patterns, flowly, bold lines, beautiful faces, bodies, hair. Scenes blend. Worth reading just for the art.
I did not like the story. Snow White is an evil vampire, and the queen is good. However, Gaiman concentrates on the horror and the sex, so this becomes just an erotic, gory vampire fantasy. No character development or meaning. Too self serving for my taste. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

GrilledCheeseSamurai I dunno. An erotic, gory vampire fantasy focusing on horror and sex sounds pretty incredible to me? 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️😂😉 2y
Gezemice @GrilledCheeseSamurai I know many people like that. I just don‘t care for it. 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @Gezemice Yup, Yup! I'm just joshing 'round with ya. 😝. They can't all be winners all the time. 🤷🏼‍♂️ 2y
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Carmilla: Large Print | Sheridan Le Fanu
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Carmilla is THE original vampire story - before Dracula, the vampire was female and loved women. Carmilla is a much subtler villain than a male vampire - she beguiles, lures, pursues in romantic love. Some scenes are very erotic - quite unexpected lesbian fantasy from a Victorian man. The story is thrilling and overly romanticized and melodramatic, but it works.

A fantastic free pickup from Audible for October 2019. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice I picked it up because David Tennant is on the cover, but he only has a small role. Never mind, the cast does a wonderful job playing up the melodrama. I don‘t normally care for melodrama, but this is a Victorian piece and it just fits like a glove. Pick it up while it lasts! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was thinking about getting this version for a re-read, it‘s been awhile since I read it and I remember liking this gothic vampire story more than Dracula‘s. 2y
Scochrane26 This post makes me understand the characters‘ backstory in European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman. I hadn‘t heard of Carmilla before. (edited) 2y
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Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have read it a long time ago so I knew it was good - and it is free and David Tennant... what else does one need? I was in the mood for a short classic and this is great. You should get it, it is a quick listen that fits in between. 2y
Gezemice @Scochrane26 It is a classic but Dracula had eclipsed it. Another job started by females usurped by men... 😉 2y
Branwen This is my favorite vampire story 👿🦇😍 2y
Gezemice @Branwen I think mine too! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Good. I‘ve always wanted to read this. 2y
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Carmilla: Large Print | Sheridan Le Fanu
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Carmilla, the classic vampire story that started it all, is one of the free audiobook choices on Audible this month. David Tenant - I am sold.

#classics #scarathlon

GingerAntics TAKE IT!!! TAKE IT NOW!!! I‘m half tempted to get Audible just for him!!! Would I lose any books I had if I cancelled my subscription? 2y
Gezemice I did take it. It is only 2 hrs :) I don‘t think you lose your books. But this is a freebie so you‘d get two more for free. 2y
LatrelWhite I pick this one and getting ready to listen now!😊 2y
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“It‘s the mark of a backward society—or a society moving backward—when decisions are made for women by men. That‘s what‘s happening right now in the US.”

GingerAntics Precisely!!! 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics This book is full of very sensible quotes. I highly recommend it. I think it is the most important book I read this year. 2y
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Every society says its outsiders are the problem. But the outsiders are not the problem; the urge to create outsiders is the problem. Overcoming that urge is our greatest challenge and our greatest promise. It will take courage and insight, because the people we push to the margins are the ones who trigger in us the feelings we're afraid of.”
#feminism

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Melinda Gates shares the stories of women she encountered while doing her Foundation work, with empathy, dedication, and much needed common sense. Every issue they tried to tackle led back to women: poverty, hunger, education, inequality. She talks of tough issues (infant mortality, genital mutilation, child brides, AIDS, sex workers, schools, farming, abuse, etc), also offers solutions that work, and hope. A must read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice I listened to the audio which Melinda narrates herself, with conviction and empathy, and so much common sense that we all need right now. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2931230680 2y
Graywacke Really enjoyed your review and noting this book. 2y
Gezemice @Graywacke Thank you! I highly recommend it. 2y
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This is a well-written classic mystery thriller with a satirical send-up of anarchists and intellectuals - until the last chapter. I thouroughly enjoyed it through several reveals and twists, duels, chases, disguises, silly dialogue... but the end was a pseudo-Christian surreal wtf. I googled and supposedly Chesterton was speaking out against anarchism and pessimism of the era. I did not get it. Way to ruin an excellent thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Magical, lyrical, witty, nightmarish, totally Gaiman.

Inspired by the London Underground and the marginalized, homeless people whom no one sees , Gaiman created a world, “London Below”, populated by people who have fallen through the cracks, stuck in “pockets of time”. Two deliciously evil villains; quirky characters; an unforgettable tale of transformation, in Gaiman‘s smooth siren voice in a horrific but beautifully grimy world. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gezemice Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2996686632 . Interestingly I am not a big horror fan but I ended up on a streak of reading several creepies. #scarathlon (edited) 2y
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