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JCPaulk

JCPaulk

Joined August 2019

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Just realized I've never read Karens since it had its physical copy release. Free time on my hands so I know what I'm about to do!

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Rather solid commentary. I usually find Friedman intriguing.

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Perfect and chilling read. Thomas is a master of pacing and deftly weaving a dread that gets under the skin. 5 stars.

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Polishing the cover for the sequel to Karens

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One of the most exciting elements of being an author is the receiving of pictures of my books in different places. Check it out on Amazon and send me your own photos.

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REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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Normally this is not my genre, but I remembered my mother raving about it as a child and watching the BBC version. Wonderfully written with an engaging plot. Surprised not to see more fans!

rubyslippersreads One of my favorites! 1mo
Palimpsest I love this book. 1mo
Gezemice I am a fan and this is not my normal genre, either. 1mo
inthegreensandblues I read this for the first time a couple of months ago in preparation for a trip to Cornwall. I loved the uneasiness throughout, and the ending! 3w
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One of the best general pop sci texts I've read. Bryson is always a good choice.

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Love it when readers send me pictures and anecdotes from my works. If you're looking for satire, they're on Amazon.
When the mayor drives a twenty foot wheelchair and wears an Elvis wig, it's clear it can only be in Hell. Chunky coffee, suicidal puppets that run a kids show and a song that never ends are just bonuses.
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Seriously, this is why I write.

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West of Eden | Harry Harrison
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Although an older title, this is still a work I vividly remember and doesn't feel dated. One of my favorites.

TK421 I haven't read any Harry Harrison in years. I remember liking this book, and the next one. I also read his Stainless Steel Rat series. Those were pretty fun. 2mo
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This isnt really a review I suppose, since I'm the author...
When the mayor drives a twenty foot wheelchair and wears an Elvis wig, it's clear it can only be in Hell. Chunky coffee, suicidal puppets that run a kids show and a song that never ends are just bonuses.

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Tommyknockers | Stephen King
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One of the best King books out there. As with most of his books, it has a weird vibe. Rather reminiscent of his later Needful Things.

dariazeoli I just finished a reread of this one and I still like it way more than most do! 2mo
llcoolnate Dang, looks like I've got another book for the list! 1mo
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Wasn't sure how I'd feel about my first foray into Neil Gaiman. Fantastic story. Excellent mythology. Glad I took the jump.

KathyWheeler I‘m so glad you liked it! American Gods is not his easiest read, but I loved it. 2mo
Scochrane26 I love American Gods! I read Ocean at the end of the Lane for my 1st Gaiman. 2mo
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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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Loved this book! Atmospheric, meaningful, with memorable characters yet retaining a lightness and wit that would have been lost with a less deft author.

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The first in Cahill's brilliant series is also my favorite. Not too dense but with enough information to rightfully argue that Irish monks saved much of our ancient writings by copying them in monasteries. Quite enjoyable.

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A reader just posted this on Twitter. I still get giddy seeing my books in the wild!

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Hyperion | Dan Simmons
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One of the best and most complex sci-fi novels ever written. Simmons, with a horror background, creates an antagonist in The Shrike, that is like no other. Highly recommend.

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Finally in the Litsy Library!

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Slightly dated but Sagan still reads enjoyable with thought provoking information. A good general primer on the subject.

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Finally! Book 2 is available in paperback and I couldn't be more pleased!

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Dragonbone Chair | Tad Williams
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I'm not normally a fantasy fan and the Tolkien parallels are strong, but goodness. I remember this decades after reading it.

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SW-T 😊😊😊 2mo
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Book 2 releases tomorrow and I'm more nervous about this than the first one. Perhaps it's because of expectations that wasn't there before...or I'm just a weirdo.

Marilyncjackson It is going to be awesome. I have nothing to base this on but I have a whole lot of blind faith. 👍😎 2mo
JCPaulk Thank you! @Marilyncjackson I think it's the expectations because the first one, "Evangelicals" met with a much higher and positive response than I expected. Book 3 is Politicians in Hell 2mo
Marilyncjackson @JCPaulk I love the titles! I hope they are a good indication of what is inside. I have not read the first one yet but I put it on my TBR 2mo
JCPaulk @Marilyncjackson I think they are! I struggled with trying to be more clever, but as a series, its working out. I'm honored you added me to your list! 2mo
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1776 | David McCullough
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While not as good as his previous John Adam's, McCullough shows a mastery of the revolutionary period. His ability to keep many points simultaneously in the forefront is impressive.

BookNAround My husband was reading this on a plane coming home from London. His British seatmate leaned over and asked what he was reading. When hubby told him the title, his comment was, “Not a good year for us.” Hubby responded with “Pretty good year for us, though.” LOL! 2mo
JCPaulk @BookNAround Ha! That's brilliant!! 2mo
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If anyone is looking for a humorous read, I'd be quite honored.
https://www.amazon.com/Evangelicals-Hell-Myriads-Book-ebook/dp/B07VXCZDRQ/ref=mp...

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Ethan Frome & Summer | Edith Wharton
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I'm not huge on classics, but this short work has a delicious ending.

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Hard copy arrived today which, surprisingly, has been a hefty portion of sales so far. I'm excited!

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Just got my final cover proof on my next release. I have mixed feelings but I've been assured it follows the theme of my prior work. I should trust others who know more than I do.

JennyM Very exciting- congrats! Lovely to have you here with us on Litsy 😊 2mo
Marilyncjackson Yay! Congratulations so very exciting 🎉 2mo
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Truman | David McCullough
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The definitive biography of a much misunderstood man.

sisilia I need to read more McCullough. Read John Adams a few years back and loved it! 2mo
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Perdido Street Station | China Miville
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Slow going at first as the reader's mind gets adjusted to the fever dream quality of the work, but my, is it entertaining!

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The Southern Reach Trilogy | Jeff VanderMeer
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One of the few works that got under my skin and never quite left. Highly recommend

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 2mo
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JCPaulk Thank you! @sudi 2mo
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Not fully what I expected as there was a bit of unexpected exposition on the part of the author. Well structured and a solid read.

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@Balibee146 Thank you for adding my book. If you get around to reading it, I hope you enjoy!

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CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 2mo
JCPaulk Thank you @CrowCAH 2mo
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The Discoverers | Daniel J. Boorstin
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Concise and well researched. Boorstin's work may come across as dense to some but he's rarely dull. Would have liked more focus on non-western civilizations but that is to be expected given his specialty field.

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If you've ever seen a cheesy televangelist try to fleece his flock and hoped there was a special Hell for them, then this satire is a pick for you

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