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Karkar

Karkar

Joined July 2016

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Pickpick

This was my first Junji Ito and I look forward to read more from them. Stories ranged from gross to strange. I like this book talked about the authors commentary about the origin of each story.

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From a Buick 8 | Stephen King
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First time read for me for this months #losersclub. Feel like this was a different vibe than the last few SK books we have read. Will be interested to see what everyone else has to say!

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Bailedbailed

My mom picked this for her family book club pick based on that she really liked the Fictional books the author wrote. I am having to bail about 14% in. It is so dry and not keeping my attention at all. I like non- fiction but I do not want to feel like I am reading a textbook.

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Friday, Volume 1 | Ed Brubaker
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Picked this graphic novel up today. It was great. Very 70s/80s vibes. Ready for book two two come out.

AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie have u heard of this one???? 3w
ElizaMarie I have not. Do you enjoy it so far? 2w
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Pickpick

Finished up the first Goosebumps book on my list for the banned books list. I always thought dummies were creepy but now I really do not like them.

rubyslippersreads I find them totally creepy. 4w
iread2much The movies did such a good job with this creepy dummy character 4w
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I am starting on a list of the top 100 banned books from the ALA with my friend. The Bad Kitty books are on the list. These are so cute!

LibrarianRyan I know!!. It kills me that these are on the list. 1mo
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Pickpick

This was my brother‘s pick this month for our family book club. I really enjoyed it. It kept me entertained and wanting to keep reading.

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Pickpick

This was a cute YA Horror novel.

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The Wheel of Darkness | Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
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Mehso-so

My least favorite one so far.

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Pickpick

This was a super fast read. I read it and listened at the same time and I really enjoyed it. Each character had there own actor, which made it so much better. There is a bit a weird storyline but I got past that and all was good.

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…”The Great Gatsby is a snoozefest, and if I‘m gonna read words, I‘d rather them be by Octavia Butler, Tananarive Due, or Stephen Graham Jones instead of the guy who wrote a story about the tragedy of being rich.”

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Mehso-so

I had a really hard time getting into this. Thinking I really should have bailed at an earlier time instead of finishing it.

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Decided to DNF the goon squad and start this one tonight. Really ready for fall and October!

MatchlessMarie Ooh I‘ve had my eye on that one it looks promising 2mo
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I am struggling with this …. Does it get better after the first 1/4 of the book??? Cause right now I could careless about any of these characters.

Graywacke Trying to remember. I don‘t think it changes that much. (Although I liked it. ☺️) 2mo
BarbaraBB Trying to remember too. I wasn‘t blown away by this one. 2mo
Hooked_on_books It doesn‘t. I didn‘t think it was bad, but I wasn‘t impressed. 2mo
Karkar @Graywacke @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books thank you! I think I am DNF for now. Maybe some day….. (edited) 2mo
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Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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I forgot to take a picture before I returned the book. But this is not what I was expecting and I loved that there was a character named Sheba. She was a dog too. So sharing a picture of my Sheba Ready to read the next one in this series.

BookNAround Sheba!🥰 3mo
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Starting this one tonight. Finally getting close to finishing the Super Rooster list that I started a long time ago. 😂📚

GondorGirl Puppers! 😍 3mo
ladym30 What a sweet face!❤️ 3mo
Asthecroweflies Schnauzer baby! I have 2. 3mo
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Karkar @GondorGirl and @ladym30 Zelda says thank you 3mo
Karkar @Asthecroweflies they are the best! I love my two. 3mo
BookNAround ❤️Zelda! Gatsby sends an enthusiastic bark or ten her way. 3mo
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Not knowing really much about this book other than it was part of the super rooster. I really enjoyed it but I seem to be in a bit of a slump so it took way long to read than it really should have.

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I liked this different take on what happened to the Donner party. It kept me interested thru the whole book and I did not have the feeling of hurry up and get this over.

Angitron I liked this one too! Very creepy! 5mo
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Well I can‘t seem to get this to fit - But 5 years!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations! I love to see some of us here so long and still going strong! 5mo
TheBookHippie 🥂💕 5mo
LeahBergen Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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sprainedbrain Happy Litsyversary to you!! 🥳 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 5mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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Mehso-so

I really am bouncing between a soap and a pan. I did finish the book but it has been my least favorite Jennifer McMahon book - who is an auto buy author for me.

Gaylagal2 I love her too! So disappointed that she didn't hit this one out of the park 😞 She is one that I thought couldn't write a bad book. I think she will have a new one this fall? 6mo
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The Devil All the Time | Donald Ray Pollock
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Pickpick

Well that did not end the way I expected. Now to watch the Netflix show.

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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Pickpick

Wow. That was one powerful gut punch of a book. This was a really interesting way to do a memoir. Several trigger warnings that can be gleaned from the description.

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Read this one for family book club. It was good. I kept thinking there was going to be a huge twist, so I did not get most of who was really guilty until it was laid out in the book.

vivastory I really liked this one & feel it's a bit underhyped 7mo
amywithbooks Have you read his other one, The Whisper Man? It was fantastic! 7mo
Karkar @amywithbooks I have it in my TBR. Did you like it better than this one? 7mo
amywithbooks @Karkar yes I give The Whisper Man the edge between the two! It was so creepy 7mo
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The Good Lord Bird | James McBride
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I loan this out to family so I do not have a real book picture ☹️📚. But this was great! I am going to have to see if I can find the show that everyone is talking about on Showtime and look up more about John Brown.

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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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Pickpick

Forgot to post this a while back. I did not have this one figured out right away. Not one of my favorites but I would read it again.

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Pickpick

Loved this. This was my pick for our family book club.

KathyWheeler I enjoyed this as well. 8mo
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Fished this one up today. This was great!! Love that she has additional resources at the end so you can do further research. I have several of them marked to read and dig further into some of the topics in the book.

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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Mehso-so

I really really wanted to enjoy this. But I just kept waiting for it to get better. ☹️📚I did finish it but kinda wish I would not have read it as I was so disappointed.

IamIamIam I started this on audio and ended up quitting... guess I'll move it to the bottom of the pile. 😖 8mo
Karkar @IamIamIam yeah I do not feel like it gets better towards the end. Pretty predictable as to what is going to happen. 8mo
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Jumping back into this one on this cold rainy evening. Loving it so far

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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Hanging out with Mom on her day off. Going to read this and then watch the movie. Supposed to be 60 F today, super great weather for this time of year. Happy Monday everyone!

Reagan Such a great book! The original movie is excellent. 9mo
Cathythoughts Loved the book. Would love to see the original movie 😳👍🏻 I saw the more recent one 9mo
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Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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This book was a super fast read for me. But I agree with the other reviewers that I did not like any of these characters.

Megabooks But they are wonderfully unlikable in my opinion! 9mo
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Regulators | Stephen King
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First time reading this one as well. I am very glad I read this back to back with the Desperation. It really was a good experience. #losersclub

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Desperation | Stephen King
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This was my first time reading this one. I have had it on my shelf forever. I really enjoyed this one. After reading the cover makes so much more sense. #losersclub

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The Operator: A Novel | Gretchen Berg
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Mehso-so

Just finished this one today. I say it is so so because I hated the main lady for most of the book, until the end.

Smartypants Thank you for this review. I have this in my TBR from library and if it doesn‘t get my attention right away, I‘ll be ok DNFing it. 9mo
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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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Oh you guys. This was great! I laughed, I cried, I want to read it again. #autobuyauthor

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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Thank you so very much for this awesome #BookCupidSwap package. I love it all. I just had to shove another pillow in to the case so I could use it right away. 😂

tracey38 I'm so glad you like it all! 10mo
candority Great book! And great pillow cover 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💖 10mo
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Concrete Rose | Angie Thomas
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My hold came in today, so dropping everything else to listen to this one.

Tattooedteacher I‘m almost done with this one and I love it. 10mo
Karkar @Tattooedteacher I am really enjoying it so far. 10mo
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Still working through this one. I am really enjoying it. But I have to stop a lot and look up words. But the story is good so far. Also does not help I am working all the time. Sheba is happy today just hanging out with me.

BookNAround It‘s clear Sheba and Gatsby are both schnauzers. They snuggle in exactly alike. 😁 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Well Litsy hates me still. But my #bookcupidswap. package arrived today. Thank you whoever it came from!!

tracey38 It was from me! I'm so glad you got it. Now to wait for opening day. 😊 11mo
Karkar @tracey38 great! I am so excited!!! 11mo
candority Yay for the package, but boo for the Litsy issues 😭 11mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve been intermittently having a problem with my pictures posting for a while. I‘ve found that when it happens, if I edit the photo at all or with several changes, I get the black box like this. But if I do one edit at a time (tedious), it sometimes works. And then sometimes it‘s all fine! It‘s a frustrating glitch but I‘m really glad it‘s not just me! 11mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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For some reason I cannot get pictures to post but my #cupidbookswap went out in the mail today. Sorry for the really ugly pet meds box. ☹️

candority I‘ve seen several people that are having this problem. So frustrating! Hopefully it gets solved soon. Thanks for the update though! 11mo
MittenGirlPeach And I received it! The box is just fine! 🧡 10mo
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Bitter Root Vol. 1: Family Business | David F. Walker, Chuck Brown
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Pickpick

Loved it. Cannot wait til I can get volume 2.

MarriedtoMrT I loved this one, too! I have the second one checked out of the library and waiting for me. ☺️ 11mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Pickpick

I liked this book. I did. But I really was frustrated with the characters. I am having a hard time getting my thoughts about it in some sort of intelligent sentence. I went in to this book thinking I would not like it. But nope it was good and I would have finished it way sooner had I not been so busy with work.

Moray_Reads I wanted to slap them but I also thought it was brilliant writing 11mo
Karkar @Moray_Reads exactly! 11mo
BookNAround That looks like a very familiar schnauzer position. 😉 11mo
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Mehso-so

I forgot to take a picture before I returned this. I read this one for our family book club. It was my mother‘s choice this time. This was not one of my favorites from this author. I think one gets a better picture from Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee if you are looking for Native American History.

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Klaus | Grant Morrison
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This was a good GN with the story of how Santa came to be. Nothing like having a bad a$$ Santa who is also very buff.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Still working thru the Super Rooster list - even though it is long over. This is the next one up. Seems to be a love or hate book. So we will see!

Bookish.SAM For a quick second I thought this was my post and I didn‘t remember doing it! 😂 I just finished this book and that looks A LOT like my dog! 11mo
Karkar @Bookish.SAM that is too funny. I actually just saw your post before I checked my post back out. Lol 11mo
Bookish.SAM @karkar 😂😂😂 11mo
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Don't Look Now: Stories | Daphne Du Maurier, Patrick McGrath
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You guys!!!! I am so freaking excited. I have been looking and wanting this book for awhile but I could never find it. But @TheAromaofBooks found it for my #jolabokaflodswap package. I am so excited- thank you so very much I love everything, the cool bookmark, chocolate, seasonal pencil, and the most awesome book! I can not wait to read it. Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting once again. Your awesome! 🎄📚❤️

BookishTrish That‘s awesome! Happy Holidays! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm so glad you like it!!! I found the book on bookshop.org - I've been so pleasantly surprised at how many books they have available & their prices are very comparable to other sources (i.e. Amazon). Anyway, hope you enjoy!! I may have to get myself a copy because this one looked pretty intriguing!! 12mo
Sharpeipup That‘s the power of Litsy! 11mo
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BarbaraBB It‘s a great book of scary stories! 11mo
tpixie @TheAromaofBooks @Karkar @MaleficentBookDragon great bookish treats! (edited) 11mo
LeahBergen I loved these weird stories! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Cathythoughts Reading this one at the mo ! Good stories 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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It arrived! I committed on the other post and forgot to post mine 🤦🏼‍♀️ #jolabokaflodswap

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad it got there okay!!! 12mo
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My package is on its way. So excited! #Jolabokaflodswap

Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing

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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Jumping back into this one for a short bit - been so busy working have not had a lot of time to read.

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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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This was good. I think I will have to reread it at some point - to really get how all the chapters tie together. The post apocalyptic chapter was really kinda hard to get through.

Mynameisacolour I had to read this one twice too AND watched the movie before it all clicked but it was worth it. 13mo
SamAnne Loved it! 13mo
Cathythoughts I bailed on this one ... but might try again sometime 13mo
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