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KCofKaysville

KCofKaysville

Joined February 2021

I like history, German lang., hiking, film, art, poets... In SLC now. Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/9109795-keith Library at C. Coll.
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I'm going to read this now. I know I'm always a little late on bestsellers! Trying to get into poetry more.

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Really interesting to me since I always wondered how “Opie“ became a director of good films. I was not as much a fan of Clint's work and did not realize he had a really bad alcohol / drug addiction before he got it under control. The family they grew up in was very close and supported each other and down-to-earth. Ron did not have the problems of other child actors who grew up. This is a fun read for a film buff and lover of biographies.

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I am about 50 pages in and I am really enjoying it. I grew up with them and it's nice getting their stories.

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Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson
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Touching story of a young orphan girl homesteading in 1918 era East Montana with many hardships. True loving friends and "patriots" who are anti-German (as is one friend of hers). Based on author's ancestor.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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It was very clever about the end of the world and the Antichrist being misplaced, etc., but I had a hard time getting into it. I think I would have liked it better 20 years ago or so, when I was more in a mood for it. I'm not quite as much into fantasy / humor now. Series on TV may be good though. I still recommend it for those who like early Neil Gaiman and basic Pratchett.

KathyWheeler The tv series was great. 2w
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Hattie Big Sky | Kirby Larson
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This looks good to me. I am starting it now.

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Really good stories of Geralt the Witcher or monster killer in a magical world. I haven't played the video game or seen the series, but it is good reading if you like swords & sorcery.

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Started this which is on Netflix now but I haven't seen it. A coworker was reading it.

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Really enjoyable growing-up memories of a boy on a Colorado ranch in early 1900's. Kind of a Little House type of book for boys. He learns important life lessons.

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I've been slowly reading this one at odd times. I picked it up at Weller's Bookworks store at Trolley Square in SLC last Winter or Fall. I'm about 1/4 of the way in. A good War history.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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Well-written fictionai retelling of a little~known German sea disaster at the end of WW2 when many were fleeing the Russian soldiers. Told through 4 characters who interacted. I learned new things.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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I'm also starting this book. Stopped by a local library and they did not have available
a Jemisin book I wanted so I picked up this one. I like Pratchett and Gaiman so it might be good. Did not see any of the series.

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I've started reading this one that I found at a thrift store. I remember that my 6th grade teacher read it to my class, but I don't remember the details. Looks good.

bibliothecarivs This one is still amazingly popular at my library. 1mo
KCofKaysville @bibliothecarivs I'm liking it so far, about a 1/4 into it. Looks like there are sequels too.
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Making Movies | Sidney Lumet
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OK account of the nuts and bolts of moviemaking by Lumet. Sometimes he goes on a little long about his grievances with the process like too much producer control, etc. It is a really big team effort and sometimes results are great.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I've started reading this World War 2 historical fiction that seems very compelling already. I found it at a local Little Free Library.

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Excellent collection of true accounts of young hobos during the Depression of the 30's catching trains and hoping to get work. Some were out for adventure but most were desperate.

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Making Movies | Sidney Lumet
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I've started reading a filmmaking memoir by Lumet, a great director, who died in 2011. He did the Verdict with Paul Newman, which is a great comeback story about a lawyer who had sunk pretty low.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Interesting book on what libraries do built around the tragic fire at L.A. Public Library in 1986. Has a lot of history and bios. of people in Calif. who started the library in So. Calif. Could have been a little shorter but very enjoyable.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Poignant part after mentioning her Mom's dementia.

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I am starting this Great Depression hobo account, which I have owned for a couple of years since getting it at a thift store (Deseret Industries in Utah, great places to find old books). I'm interested in this era in U.S. History.

bibliothecarivs Do you have a favourite DI location for books? I have made great discoveries at Logan and Murray. #litsyutah 2mo
KCofKaysville @bibliothecarivs Murray is a favorite but I like Layton too! 2mo
bibliothecarivs @KCofKaysville I'll have to check it out sometime. Thanks! 2mo
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The House of Rust: A Novel | Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
Mehso-so

I liked the first half pretty well but then it kind of meandered. I wanted to like it more than I did but had a hard time finishing it. Still very creative.

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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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Not for all. Almost so-so. Kind of crazy dystopian cyberspace tale with ancient myths that became Snow Crash virus. Loved the two young characters: Hiro a hacker and delivery guy and a skateboarding girl. It was a little too long.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean

I'm also going to read this one. I've heard good things about it. I think it's about the LA Public Library and other things. As a librarian I feel obligated ! 😉

StaceGhost I loved this book! I want to go to LA just to see the library 2mo
Leftcoastzen I thought it was a great read ! 2mo
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The House of Rust: A Novel | Khadija Abdalla Bajaber
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I'm going to try this magic realism novel I picked up at a Free Little Library in the area. I am not always into this type but I'll see how it goes. I will find out something about the Hadrami culture looks like.

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Kind of interesting but he has quite a potty mouth! Makes you feel like you can understand what crazy people many people in the restaurant biz are. I'm always interested in the world as seen by other people--biographies are my main book category. I'm not a foodie but this book makes me want to try some foods that I never have. I did work briefly as a busboy at 18 and so I relate a little.

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I'll be done with this by today, just a few pages left. Lots of detail, but I prefer the other color book I've read recently. Still worthwhile.

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Snow Crash | Neal Stephenson
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I've started reading this one which I've meant to read for a long time. Reviews I have seen are kind of mixed though!

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Very different sort of novel. About a black family and a road trip to pick up a father from prison. Has a couple of ghosts as characters and tragedies of the present and past. Poetic writing and kind of a dark story. I'll try to read more by the author.

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Started reading this biography found at a Little Free Library. I know he passed away recently and there's a controversy about his girlfriend. I can't resist a good biography.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I'm going to read this one. It looks interesting and won the National Book Award.

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Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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Really good book on color in art or materials used to make colors over the ages. Lots of trivia. Pages are colored!

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Berlin | Jason Lutes
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Follows a handful of characters mixing with historical figures in years just before Hitler's rise to power. Helps us see how it happened.

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Berlin | Jason Lutes

I am starting this big graphic novel. A friend told me about it and it was at the City Library.

jlhammar Excellent graphic novel. Enjoy! 3mo
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Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
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Strange tale of a formerly hedonistic man burned in a horrible accident who tries to heal with the help of a possibly crazy woman. Involves medieval history and Dante, etc. I liked it mostly, but it's a little sexist.

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Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson

I'm also reading this one! Found at a Little Free Library. It's quite different.

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Kind of a convoluted plot line but an enjoyable read anyway. Bernie Gunther, the Berlin cop, is in Cuba and in France and in Germany. It skips back and forth between WW2 Germany and 1954. There is great suffering as a POW and some spy-craft. I will probably read more! This is just my second.

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I am starting this German WW2 and Cold War mystery that I have a copy of. Have read others in the series.

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I am bailing on this. It's just a bit too much for me now. I will read something else by the author later that's shorter. Also too much sex and violence.

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I've started reading this book about where artists have historically obtained their colors. I have an artist friend who talks about colors but I'm interested also.

jlhammar I really enjoyed this one that sounds somewhat similar. Fascinating! 4mo
KCofKaysville @jlhammar Thanks, I'll take a look. 😀 4mo
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Fascinating book about why a lot of people choose to ignore fatal facts that threaten us. She talks about Enron, an unsafe oil platform that exploded, and other events. She uses brain studies, etc. It hit home. I'm prone to dismiss uncomfortable things. Shows value of honesty and avoiding being a yes-person and seeking out criticism.

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Interesting story of the peasant Pak and his family and friends, about the culture and religion of southern Bali just before the Dutch invaded and took the area. Very beautiful descriptions. I'd recommend it. Also, it's my one year Litserversary!

mabell Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 5mo
KCofKaysville Thanks! I like it mostly. @mabell 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 5mo
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The Silent Boy | Lois Lowry
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Poignant short YA account told by young Katy, a future doctor, growing up in the early 1900's about a “touched boy“ and others she knew. Worthwhile.

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The Silent Boy | Lois Lowry
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Starting this teen-level one that I've found at a local thrift store. Looks intriguing since I'm sort of a Silent Boy myself.

paperwitchs Lious Lowry is always a win 5mo
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Man-Eaters of Kumaon | Jim Corbett
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Interesting classic book about British man in India who helped kill some man-eating tigers. Tigers do not prey on humans as a rule but will if injured or develop a liking for it. Some parts exciting. Appropriate start to Year of the Tiger! Not all will like it.

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I'm going to try this old novel by the German author of “Grand Hotel,“ which was in a Little Free Library in my area. Looks promising.

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Enemy Women: A Novel | Paulette Jiles
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Very enjoyable. A young woman's survival story in Civil War Missouri. Both gritty and romantic.

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Enemy Women: A Novel | Paulette Jiles
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This one looks good. I will try it.

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Really good account of an area in SW Utah that covers a lot: history, mythology, environment, cultures, land use, etc. Makes me want to visit the area (without disturbing anything). I'm really interested in the ancient pueblo cliff-dwellers now. It is shocking how so many of the sites were looted in the early modern days and even in the sixties and seventies. This book is not an easy read with so much detail but it's worthwhile.

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Found this at a thriftstore and will read it next. Saw Chinese film several years ago. In my TBR stack.

KCofKaysville I am bailing out on this one. Violence is just too gruesome for me 5mo
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A great novel with marvelous language and a plucky heroine who goes through great trials. Ending is a little different but overall it's worthwhile.

megnews I loved this. 6mo
rwmg I think it would have been better without the epilogue 6mo
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