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Jjohnsen

Jjohnsen

Joined June 2017

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As someone who is leaving, I‘m already interested in the book and I‘m only five pages in.

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Pickpick

Hundreds of women spend time in factories painting dials with radium, not knowing that it is killing them. Such a depressing look at how some corporations knowingly do things that hurt their employees. There are some great moments, the women involved were so strong, but there‘s a lot of tragedy mixed in with the inspiration.

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A combination of the politics, the wolves, and the hunters while wolves are reintroduced to Yellowstone. I'm writing this review with two dogs on my lap, so you can probably guess which parts of the book were my favorite. Even though most of the wolves have nothing but a number instead of a name, the author does a pretty amazing job of giving a feel for how they work and live as a pack, and shows their personalities. The end devastated me.

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I‘m loving this book, besides following the wolf families and telling their stories, it‘s full of interesting ways their reintroduction into Yellowstone has changed the park

monalyisha This is an aspect of the book that I found especially interesting, as well! 5y
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Setting Goals | John Renesch
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50 last year, going for 60 this time. #goodreadschallenge

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Monstress | Marjorie Liu
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Mehso-so

It‘s gorgeous to look at but confusing and all over the place.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Teenage girls all over the world start developing a power that lets them electrocute people. The book follows four main characters as the world starts to change when women's physical strength translates into changes in society. I liked the world, most of the characters were interesting, and I just like Alderman's writing style.

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Only wish I could add my second dog next to me, otherwise it‘s a pretty accurate #funkopopyourself

KirstieE Cute pair ! Thanks for sharing 🙌🏻 #mypopfunko 5y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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The Power is so good. If I finished it this year it would probably be in my top five if not my favorite of the year. Who knows, maybe I‘ll finish it quickly. Young girls start to develop a power and it changes the dynamic between men and women all over the world.

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Pickpick

It‘s not horrible, and I really did learn a lot, but it‘s not as science-y as I was expecting. Still a lot of great body positivity stuff, and I learned things that as a guy who has been married to a woman for 20 years I probably should have already known.

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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Mehso-so

A cross between Handmaid‘s Tale and The Scarlet Letter, it takes place in a future where people have their skin dyed to represent crimes they‘ve committed (in the case of the protagonist red for murder).

It starts off pretty well describing the setting and following her as she spends time in a religious halfway house, but kind of falls apart after that. It‘s an interesting idea, I just wasn‘t that interested in where the story went.

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So many simple things in this book that are fascinating.

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Pickpick

Much better than a few of the recent Jack Reacher novels, this was a quick read because I couldn‘t put it down. Great supporting characters.

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I don't know how he does it, but even after six and seven volumes, this series is as good as it ever was. Lots of interesting characters, a weird but fun storyline, and the illustrations by Fiona Staples are gorgeous.

monkeygirlsmama Hard to wait for the next installment. 😩 5y
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Giant Days #6 | John Allison
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Pickpick

This series is great, the three main characters are hilarious.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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Mehso-so

This would be a huge pick if I was picking for my 11-year-old son, I passed it on to him and I' sure he'll like it. The main character is awesome, and I love to see atypical representation with superheroes. It's just a little too simplistic and cutesy for me. I would have loved it as a kid though.

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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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A religious group escapes to a desolate island during an apocalypse, an the current followers of these "ancestors" hang on to the traditions while a small group of girls start to rebel as they question some of what they're being taught
This is a tough read, not because of the quality of writing, but because of the subject matter. It goes into some pretty dark places, but luckily not in a graphic way.
Some great, bad-ass girls are the protagonists

MrBook Nice review! 5y
JenniferJR I'm in the middle of this right now- you hit the nail on the head with your review!! 5y
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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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Brutal book. Not because it's poorly written, but the subject matter can be difficult at times (polygamy, rape, cult-ish behavior). Really good though.

monkeygirlsmama I liked this one, and agree completely. 5y
Pelican71 That was such a strong passage there. I'm sure there are children that have been in that situation before or currently. 5y
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This is a different zombie story than other zombie stories, with a happy ending of sorts. I didn't know anything about it going in, and I think that's probably for the best. The four main characters are all well-written and aren't cookie cutter examples of each type. There is another book in the same universe that I'm adding to my list, The Boy on the Bridge.

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Missing You | Harlan Coben
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My first Harlan Coben book, I have multiple friends that love his stuff, I have no idea how I've never heard of him. A little slow to start - give it 75 pages. I like the main character and he does a great job of intertwining three different mysteries. The final twist is a punch in the gut.

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Missing You | Harlan Coben
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Pretty good mystery so far, my first try at Harlan Coben.

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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Relevant.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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My Father's Day gift from my significant other.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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A cool alternate universe story, but it goes in a direction I haven't read before. I haven't read anything else by the author ( I know he wrote Wayward Pines which is popular), but I'd like to now.

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It's starts very slow, and can be a bit confusing if you haven't read much Black Panther before. It's worth sticking to it though, the story is interesting and the art is gorgeous.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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A quote I love. Fun fact, Neil Gaiman attributed this to GK Chesterton in his Coraline manuscript thinking he'd go back and check it before it was published. The actual Chesterton quote is very different.

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Mehso-so

The adaptation of the original novel is great, I don't feel like it left anything major out that is important. Unfortunately the art detracts from the great writing, I'm sure it's a style but it seems very rushed and distracting, a some points it was tough to tell which characters were in the scene. I'd recommend the original novel over this graphic novel.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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So far so good, 100 pages in and it's an interesting enough twist to keep me wanting to read more.