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IVLeafClover

IVLeafClover

Joined October 2016

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The Good House | Tananarive Due

So the dog is gonna die, right? I feel like the dog is about to die. I'm a little afraid to keep reading.

8leagueboot As soon as it brought up Naomi Price's dog I was like, "Nooooo a dooooog" 2y
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Pickpick

Maybe not quite as funny as it thinks it is, but a lot of fun nonetheless.

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Pickpick

Fantine, Gavroche: Wonderful, unexpected complexity

Valjean, Javert: As remembered from the musical

Cosette: Possibly the most over-idealized "innocent virgin bride" in all of literature? Eww.

Marius: Tragically boring and predictable

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About 120 pp behind where I should be to finish on time, but I have two days off and will prevail! Gleefully skimming the religious and political philosophy, while happily devouring adventure. p. 960 #NaNoReadMo #LesMiserables

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Halfway. P. 603. #NaNoReadMo #LesMiserables

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I broke the spine. Shoot me. #NaNoReadMo #LesMiserables p. 346

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Nothing like a classic novel to remind you how shaky your grasp of world history actually is. #NaNoReadMo #LesMiserables

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Fantine is such a great character! The musical composers should be throttled for turning her into such a simp. p. 201. #NaNoReadMo #LesMiserables

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Trying to get a jump on reading Les Miserables during November. (Is #NaNoREADMo a thing? Shouldn't it be?) Usually when I've read 100 pp, it's at least a quarter of the book, if not 1/3. Digging it so far. Feels doable.

Librariana It totally IS a thing!! I'm participating, too! 😊 3y
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Mehso-so

I like to be fooled. All the "deep, dark secrets" in this one were painfully obvious.

RestingBodiceFace Agreed. I just finished and all I could think of was Geico's "Horror Movies: It's What You Do" commercial. 3y
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This book feels so familiar: A group of unfriendly friends stuck in an isolated cabin, an accidental death that might not be an accident, an emotionally damaged heroine who holds the key to the mystery. This evening it hit me. Ruth Ware almost certainly read a few mid-80s Christopher Pike novels as a teenager.

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A new favorite writer?

kendra Is this a new book? I liked Swamplandia 3y
IVLeafClover @kendra 2013 pub date. Know Swamplandia is relatively recent but haven't read it yet. 3y
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I was nervous about reading F451, having recently tried to reread 1984 and not being able to get through it. I was afraid this would be more of the same, so I was happy to find that Bradbury seems to genuinely love language. Whereas Orwell uses words in service of an ideology, Bradbury chooses his words at least as much for their beauty as their utility.

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"If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn." #BigReadWichita2016

tigerlily I got a free copy at the opening Big Read ceremony last week. It took some convincing to assure my daughter we could share one copy between us. 3y
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