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HippieChickHomeschool

Joined September 2016

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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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Panpan

Had so much promise, Latinx, lesbian love interest, but it just fell flat and read like every other YA dystopian instalove book. I had to make myself finish it.

Megabooks Yikes! 4mo
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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I was on the wait list forever for this. It‘s so worth the wait!

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You‘d think the serial killer would be the worst person in the book..... I can‘t even believe how all the hospitals cared more about CYA

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Pickpick

I love a story that follows multiple people and multiple timelines. I felt the racism of the time was laid bare in such away that the reader could see that it was awful without specific comment from the author. Then Evelyn went to a black church and I felt like she was visiting a zoo and it kinda lost me. Overall, I‘d give it a pick, with a caveat about the racism. I wish the relationship between Idgie and Ruth had been more explicitly stated.

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Really enjoying this. I don‘t think I even knew this was a book until I read an article about the movie being straightwashed. I ran straight to the library and got on the long waitlist at the library. Apparently everyone else read the same article! 😂

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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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My daughter and I just loved this Korean Space Opera! Strong female lead, non-binary main character and I could never guess what would happen next. We can‘t wait for book 2!

hermyknee Yes yes yes I want to read this one so badly! 6mo
HippieChickHomeschool @hermyknee I really loved it! 6mo
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The Right Stuff | Tom Wolfe
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My son and I watched the movie and he liked it so much he asked for the book. So far, the book, read by Dennis Quaid, is great. But skip the first chapter, unless you want an extremely graphic description of pilot deaths.

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Heartstone | Elle Katharine White
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Pride and Prejudice with dragons? Yes, please!

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Reminded me of why I don‘t read books by white men anymore. It wasn‘t terrible, but had enough weird misogyny throughout that I‘m wondering why I stuck with it. (I listened to this and the narrator made the women sound even worse than they were written. I suggest reading it if you are interested in this title.)

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Dragon Pearl | Yoon Ha Lee
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Listening with my 12yo, and we were immediately hooked. I think this is the best Rick Riordan presents so far. We haven‘t gotten into the others.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Bailedbailed

#unpopularopinion Never captured my interest. Sending it back early. The next person on the library list will probably like it better.

Well-ReadNeck For what it‘s worth, I bailed on this one, too!! 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool @Well-ReadNeck I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! I think sometimes when I hear lots of raves I judge more harshly and end up disappointed. 7mo
BookishShelly I bailed on this one as well. 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool @BookishShelly We can form a very small group 😂 7mo
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Unicorns and Germs | Asia Citro
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Sad to have finished this great series! Science combined with mythical creatures and humor. You can‘t go wrong. Cats pictured just because. #catsoflitsy

Tamra Is it the intended last in the series? I know this is the newest. My daughter enjoys it. 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool @Tamra I don‘t know, I hope not. I googled looking to see news of book 7, but couldn‘t find anything 😢 7mo
Tamra @HippieChickHomeschool noooooo! 🤞🏾 7mo
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When my best reader friend heard I hadn‘t read this trilogy, she insisted I start right away. I‘m so glad she did. I‘m loving it from the very start!

Liatrek It‘s great! I‘m book three😊 7mo
HippieChickHomeschool @Liatrek I‘m trying to go slowly and savor. That rarely works though! 7mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Fun return to Faerie! Can‘t wait for the next installment

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Furthermore | Tahereh Mafi
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Read this with my 12yo, and it was a delight. The main character isn‘t your typical middle grade good little girl. We loved her more for all her faults, and the story was pretty original. This was my first time to listen to Bronson Pinchot narrate. I know he‘s thought of highly, and his normal voice is nice, but when the female character spoke he was so soft and whispery it was hard to hear. 👍🏻 book 👎🏻 narration

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Finally! I think I was number 400 on the library wait list.

LeslieO Worth the wait! 8mo
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Mehso-so

It‘s your basic blogger memoir. Nothing deep or illuminating about traveling the world. I‘d love to travel the world with my kids, so I enjoyed it.

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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So fun to be back in the world of Faerie!

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I have a feeling this won‘t help my wanderlust...

megnews Hadn‘t seen this before. Looks good. Stacked. 8mo
HippieChickHomeschool @megnews I‘m enjoying it so far. It reads like a blog, which is fine by me. 8mo
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Started with so much promise. I made it 3/4 of the way through, and just couldn‘t bring myself to care what actually happened to these people. Too many good books to waste anymore time on this one.

cathysaid So sad! I LOVED this one. But good for you moving on. 8mo
LeslieO I liked this one but will admit I bought it for the cover! 8mo
HippieChickHomeschool @cathysaid and @LeslieO It started out with so much promise. I really enjoyed the feel of it, but I guess I never connected with the characters. 8mo
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I‘ve been following Hank Green for years, my favorite thing about his book is how much it sounds like him.

RaimeyGallant lol 12mo
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The Good House | Tananarive Due
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I‘m so thrilled to have found this author! Spooky, reminded me very much of Stephen King, in that it‘s a long book, but it reads like it‘s at the climax almost the entire book. Robin Miles narration was fabulous as always, for audiobook lovers. I bought another book from the same author as soon as I finished!

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed hate reading this, for whatever that‘s worth. 2.5⭐️

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You don‘t realize how many ‘s‘s there are in the English language until the narrator has a weird lisp... Is it just my library copy? It‘s driving me nuts

Tadams4 Hmm! That‘s an intriguing statement! Something to consider! 1y
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Unpopular opinion. The only thing like I really liked about it was Bahni Turpin‘s narration. I love reading about West Africa, Mythology, and Magic, but it was too long, too slow, and I just didn‘t care about the characters. Maybe it‘s great if you are a teenager when you read it. Missed the mark for me.

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Shameless brag post. My son tried out for his first ever theater production and ended up landing the lead. Tonight was opening night! I never thought I‘d be a stage mom, but he‘s hooked! (Pun intended)

HeatherBookNerd Theatre people are the best. You are a wonderful mom to support your kid! 1y
Caroline2 Wheyyy! How wonderful! You must be super proud! 😃 1y
Paula3 Theater is an amazing opportunity ❤❤ awesome! 1y
Suet624 Great photo! I‘m happy for him. 1y
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Woah. There‘s not enough space for all my thoughts. I‘ll leave it at- if you want to have any understanding of civil rights/social justice, you MUST understand the prison industrial complex and the “tough on crime” propaganda. I was hoping to assign this for my 10th grader next year, but there is too much description of torture. 4⭐️

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Our Numbered Days | Neil Hilborn
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Please don‘t buy this book. If you like him on YouTube, just watch there. I had to force myself to read the whole thing. The line breaks are for the most part completely nonsensical- making it extremely difficult to read. Its like he wrote them out the way he thought a poem should look with no true understanding of poetry. I‘m filled with regret that I bought his second book as a preorder deal before first reading this.

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This is such a fantastic series!! A little girl solves the medical problems of magical creatures in her forest, using the scientific method. They are fantastic for budding young scientists and delightfully silly. My 8yo loves them.

Tamra Cute smile! My daughter does too. 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I was so excited for Circe, I somehow ordered it twice! And then went to Barnes and Nobles and bought more books. But I don‘t have a problem, I can quit anytime I want...

saresmoore But it‘s such a good problem to have... 😁 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @saresmoore I can‘t disagree 😉 2y
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I‘ve just arrived at the immediate aftermath and it‘s so horrifying I don‘t know if I can finish. 😢😢😢 Prison reform is even more desperate now.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Too short! It‘s weird to say since it‘s a novella... I think I will try the second book, it has promise

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I‘m so excited to start this! I ❤️ Shirley Jackson! I‘ve just barely started, it‘s amazing to see how much life is in her work

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This should be required reading for all US History students.

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Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut
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What does one do when feeling so sad after finishing a great book? Pulls out the Vonnegut of course! 😍

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Best story I‘ve read in a long time. Not life changing, just a damn good story. If you like dark and gothic, creepy twins, mystery, and Jane Eyre this is for you. This was the adult selection in the family reading crate, which I can‘t recommend highly enough. http://buildyourlibrary.com/crate/

TheWordJar I read this years ago and just loved it! I still haven‘t read Bellman and Black yet because I‘m so afraid it will never live up to Thirteenth Tale. 2y
cathysaid "Just a good damn story" ? 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @TheWordJar The reviews on Goodreads of Bellman and Black are really poor. So disappointing because I wanted more. 2y
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saresmoore Ooh! You get the BYL crate! I‘ve been wanting to try it, but always seem to miss it before it sells out. 2y
saresmoore And now, thanks to your post, I see I‘m not too late! 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @saresmoore Yay! I love everything BYL! 2y
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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When you‘re desperate to see how it ends, but fearful of turning the pages because then it will be over

WhatDeeReads It‘s so good though. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @WhatDeeReads It was fantastic, but I‘m sad it‘s over! 2y
Zelma I know what you mean. I loved this reading experience and am sad I can‘t read it again for the first time. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @Zelma I think I‘m going to be in a book slump for awhile after that great read! ❤️ 2y
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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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I always feel like I‘m only imbibing the very surface of a Morrison novels. Even still I enjoy them and learn so much. One of these days I‘d love to take a course on her work. I always listen to her novels, because I love the way she reads them. (Make sure to get a copy with the author‘s note)5⭐️

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P.s. Be Eleven | Rita Williams-Garcia
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I was so sad finishing this Gaither Sisters book, there‘s only one left! The time period really comes alive, we felt like we were all dancing along with the Jackson Five. Enjoyed by my 4 kids (and me) aged 8-14. Surely did!

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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There‘s nothing quite like listening to Toni Morrison read you her book. I need an ear heart emoji 😍

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Mehso-so

Eh. After reading, I‘m a little surprised at all the rave reviews. The charming rogue main character was fun, but I couldn‘t have cared less about the “adventure.” I forced my way through the last half.

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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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I read this for a book club, and I was super excited because I usually like Nigerian books. This was just “eh” for me. The writing was good, but the story didn‘t grab me and the ending was so contrived.

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I don‘t know if this is the best first full length Adichie book to read, the genocide was pretty graphic. I had to take a break and read Anne of Green Gables half way through for some cheering up. That said, I‘m so very glad I read it. I plan to read more of her books, but only with long breaks for happier subjects in between. The characters were so well developed, and I‘ve added a lot to my knowledge of Africa. ⭐️

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Flight: A Novel | Sherman Alexie
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5⭐️ Devoured in one sitting. If you‘ve wanted to read Sherman Alexie (and you really should) this is a great place to start.

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Mehso-so

If you really love languages, you‘ll like this. I lost interest about halfway and only finished because it was short.

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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36 pages in, and I happy cried. My daughter walked by, shocked. “Aren‘t you supposed to do that at the end?!” I‘m guessing this is going to be great.

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I needed something light and fun after finishing the Poisonwood Bible, and this totally fit the bill. Alan Cumming retells stories from his life, and meetings with celebrities. He‘s completely charming, never sounds like he‘s name dropping to impress. Plus I could listen to his accent all day. I wish I could hang out with him in real life!

Kristy_K Have you read his other book? I loved it and am wondering if this one is similar. (edited) 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @Kristy_K I have, this one is much more light hearted. I think you would enjoy it as well. 2y
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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5⭐️ I loved this book. And now I have to go read every book listed in the biography about the Congo.

amvs1111 I love Kingsolver! Prodigal Summer and Flight Behavior are fantastic. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @amvs1111 I will put those on my list. I really want to read more of her and was wondering where to start 2y
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘m so glad my family and friends are used to me crying over characters!

CocoReads Mine still just roll their eyes. I live with a bunch of emotionless robots apparently. 2y
HippieChickHomeschool @CocoReads I think my husband rolls his eyes once I turn my back, the kids are pretty sympathetic at least. 2y
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘m enjoying this so much I‘m having a really difficult time doing anything other than reading/listening!

cathysaid Yes! This was one of those jump-in-and-roll-around reads. 2y
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