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HrJust

HrJust

Joined July 2018

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Overstory by Richard Powers
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This one is really making me reconsider my digital habits! Of all the social media though Litsy is definitely a more positive place!!

Addison_Reads Stacked. Sounds like a good one. 2w
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Men carve meaning into women‘s faces, messages to other men.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Mehso-so

A lot of people seemed to love this so I wish I liked it more! I think it was a good book but toward the end it felt like Lenny hadn‘t learned a thing! I wanted her to have her moment where she stands up does what‘s right for her! Maybe that moment was when she told her father she was pregnant. Somehow it didn‘t feel like it? I might be missing the point about how toxic love can be. But I left this one frustrated! I really loved the setting though

ebube_od Parents have a way of affecting their children. I didn't like what she did in the ending, reporting herself to the police but i think she needed to be that way for the story to stick in. I'm definitely rereading it. 2mo
HrJust Good point!! I should maybe give it another chance in the future!! 2mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai

No one wants to die before the end of the story.

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So I have to mark this as a pick because it really is brilliant. I still find myself thinking about it. But I also have mixed feelings. It was difficult to get through and started out seemingly quirky before getting progressively darker. About 3/4 of the way in the circular reasoning was grating but maybe that was the point! I‘m curious about the women in the story though and I‘d love to read something like a Wide Sargasso Sea for this novel.

keepingupwiththepenguins OOOOOH YES! I would be all over an untold-story adaptation of this one, fantastic idea!! 2mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah

Almost done with this one...no good character can catch a break in this one!!

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Started listening to this audiobook at work! Enjoying it so far!

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This is by far the longest audiobook I‘ve ever listened to (20 hours long)! So far it‘s top notch satire but it does drag a bit in the middle. I‘m struggling to keep going!

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Overstory | Richard Powers

“Life will not answer to reason. And meaning is too young a thing to have much power over it.”

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I read this in one day. I couldn‘t put it down. It was engrossing, heart-warming, funny and tear jerking. The real star of this story is Trevor Noah‘s mother who has such inspiring courage.

IvoryLunatic I will be getting this soon from the library and am really excited for it. I just wish they had the audio version too. I heard it‘s really good on audio. 3mo
HrJust @IvoryLunatic I guess it‘s only on audible. He narrates it though and I always love when the authors narrate their own book. :) 3mo
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Pickpick

A very readable book (found some typos though!). A lot of the manifesting talk reminded me of The Secret along with the vision board ideas. I also strangely enough got some Eat Pray Love vibes from it (if a little more realistic and less like a story). It was quick, pretty fun, and I‘ll definitely be applying some of this to my life.

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This was a very touching book. It took me by surprise. It captured the way it felt to be a teenager and just a little bit different. I was also surprised to learn that it is set in Omaha. Being from Nebraska it was really nice to see the area represented in fiction. I think it‘s often overlooked.

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Mehso-so

This was a quick read (two hours give or take) that was definitely entertaining. I will say though I‘m not sure how I feel about it. I vacillated between amusement and frankly a bit of contempt. It‘s fun to imagine what a certain writer might have thought about one thing or another but her actions were really reprehensible. Perhaps it‘s unkind to say but I couldn‘t help but think: it‘s no wonder people aren‘t taking your calls. Verdict? So-So