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Heidsalot

Heidsalot

Joined May 2016

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This book was horrifying and amazing and I loved it! Proceed with extreme caution. All of the trigger warnings for bad things happening to children.

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Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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The library gets its own tree, complete with TARDIS tree topper.

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Fungi | Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Orrin Grey
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When I saw this cover, I just couldn‘t help myself. 🙂

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Sooo good! I‘m a little bit afraid to leave my house now........

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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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Sooo creepy! I loved it!!! Definitely had me afraid to walk around my house at night!

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White Tears: A novel | Hari Kunzru
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It was my turn to pick for book club and I had been wanting to read this one since hearing @Liberty talk about it months ago on All the Books. This was by far one of the best discussions we have had. There was just so much to sort through! Particularly in what I like to call the “temporal fever dream” section of the book.

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Impulse buy after I dropped my wife off for a 2 hour massage (but seriously, who could resist a Neil Gaiman book illustrated by Chris Riddell?!?!?!). Went and bought groceries, came back to the massage place and still have a half hour wait. Guess it's a good thing I made an impulse book purchase!

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Continuing my creepy reads. A few of the stories were missed for me, but overall I really enjoyed this collection.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Kicking off my creepy fall reading, by finally reading this one. I love spooky houses and the bonus of an unreliable narrator!

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Ninth City Burning | J. Patrick Black
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My progress on this book has not changed in 3 weeks. I think it might be time to call it quits....

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Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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A late post. Visited Parnassus Books yesterday! It was great!!!

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Getting in a little more reading before Eddie Vedder goes on.

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The Intuitionist: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Loved it! Just finished it up as Joseph was going on stage at Pilgrimage Music Festival. And yes, I brought a backup book to read between acts. 😁

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Windfall | Diksha Basu
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This was a fun read and the Ithaca parts were a fun surprise (I used to live just 20 minutes from Ithaca and my wife and I got married there)!

Reviewsbylola I loved this so much! 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Soooooooooo good! I just love a multigenerational saga!!

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Yaaaaayyyyyyy, books!

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When all you want to do is choose your BOTM and the website is having issues. Aaargh!!!!

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Rereading all of the HP books in order. I've never actually done this, but always read a book here and there as the mood suited. Any other Ravenclaw's out there?

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Loooooooved it!

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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✈️ 📖

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Mapping the Interior | Stephen Graham Jones
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Book 36 of 50 for my Goodreads challenge. 72% of the way there!

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Injection, Volume 1 | Warren Ellis
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Another great, weird comic!

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The UnAmericans: Stories | Molly Antopol
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Most of these stories broke my heart in small ways. This was a great collection that takes a close look at family, escape, and feelings of alienation in your own life. Sooo good!!!

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Finished last night! Makes me think a little of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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I will finish this book before I get back home tomorrow!

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Levar Burton | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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This set my nerd heart all a flutter!!! 💓💓💓💓 Has anyone else listened?

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Now that it's finally feeling like June. 😎

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Work is so sllllloooooooowwwwww this week, so I'm sneaking in a little bit of reading time. This will be our little secret....

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The UnAmericans: Stories | Molly Antopol
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The book club I'm in has been going since January and so far I have been the only person to pick fiction. I used my influence with our June host, who was undecided between a few choices and wanted my thoughts, to get this one. Mwuhahaha!!!

LaviniaG Good for you, you'll have a lot to talk about! I'm halfway into it and loving it! 2y
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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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A fully formed mature forest springs up all over the world in a matter of seconds. And who who couldn't adore that cover?!?!

zsuzsanna_reads Sounds exciting! 3y
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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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Mehso-so

Another book that,overall I enjoyed, but had issues with the way female characters were used/sexually objectified in the storyline. It could have been so good if it weren't for the juvenile sexual references.

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Well-ReadNeck Nice haul!! 3y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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I did enjoy this book, but it has its problems. Mainly, queerbaiting and the magical brown/foreign person trope in Sardar. Honestly, I would be much harsher on this book over these things if it weren't for the fact that it was quite fun and I had really been looking forward to it. But really, using oppressed identities as a device to spice up your novel is not ok.

TrishB Don't think it's leaping to top of the list! 3y
Heidsalot @TrishB Here's what I'll say, if you're looking for something fun, a bit irreverent, and enjoys playing up the ridiculousness of the love stories in books like Jane Eyre, then read it. It was a fun book and I did like it. I just want to acknowledge that it has problems, especially because I heard/read about this book in advance acknowledged these things. 3y
zsuzsanna_reads Thanks for the review. I hate seeing those stereotypes too. 3y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Normally, I really enjoy the dust jackets on my hardcovers, Jane Steele included, but I took off for carting the book around in my work bag and discovered this!

Reviewsbylola I love touches like that. I always remove the jackets because I don't want them to be ruined. 3y
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Some really great stories in this collection. I particularly enjoyed The Briefcase and Good Saint Anthony Come Around.

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When I picked this as my BOTM selection in January, I really wasn't sure about it, but thought I'd give it a try. It took me a few days to get through it, but not because I found it easy to put down. I just couldn't stop reading/thinking about these bizarre, disturbing, and sometimes gross characters. It's a strange kind of magic that Moshfegh has spun.

mauveandrosysky It was so good! 3y
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These stories are really sucking me in. It's like a train wreck of disgusting, awful people and I just can't look away!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Because when you're sick at home you hang out with furry friends, eat chicken noodle soup with saltines, and watch an adaptation of feminist dystopia.

Notafraidofwords Do your friends get along? 3y
Heidsalot @Notafraidofwords Most of the time. 3y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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A satisfying conclusion to the series. 😀

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I finished this earlier today. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it and don't quite know what to make of that ending, but for the most part I enjoyed the experience.

thelizflynn I finished this book last month and I STILL don't know how I feel about the ending! 3y
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Zero K | Don DeLillo
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Chaperoning a student group for a conference this weekend that is about a 4 hour drive away and decided to checkout an audiobook. I hope I like it!

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Rat Queens Vol. 2 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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I ❤️❤️❤️ Rat Queens! And Lumberjanes!! #LitsyAtoZ

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Did some yard work with the wife this morning, now time to enjoy the sunshine, the deck, and read about some hardcore lady types!

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A little book club reading between games. Go Tech!

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Smoke | Dan Vyleta
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I had read some rather negative reviews of this one, largely that it was too slow in the middle/people lost interest, but I found it quite enjoyable and thought it moved at a pretty good pace. To each their own, I suppose.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Had this on hold and it's finally my turn!!!

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Ultimately, it's the story of a relationship told through the lens of war, violence, migration, and the experience of migrants/refugees escaping violence who are unwanted in their new homes. Oh, and magic doors, lots of magic doors. #LitsyAtoZ

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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I've been wanting to read these books for awhile and upon seeing the first one available from my library as an audiobook decided that that would be a great way to do so. I really enjoyed Stephen Fry's narration and really, really appreciated that he didn't try to feminize his voice for Trillian's lines. I really hate it when male narrators do that.