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Kitta

Kitta

Joined May 2016

Scientist and avid reader, currently based in NYC with my girlfriend @BooksGirlsCats and our cat, Nala.
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Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
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The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
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Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
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The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
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Hiroshima by John Hersey
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Themes and Variations | David Sedaris
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Mehso-so

Not as funny as most things by Sedaris but still a pretty good quick read.

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So excited to read book two in this series!

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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Finally read this after it being on my TBR list for years! Amazing to think it was written so long ago. 4/5 stars.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Loved this and can‘t wait to get my hands on the next one!

Gave the book to my sister already so here‘s a picture of my passport because we‘re travelling today. Beach and beach reads here we come!

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Just started this! I really liked shadow and bone so I‘m excited to jump back into that universe.

ozma.of.oz I love this book! Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
Kitta @ozma.of.oz I‘m sure I will! 1mo
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Earth laughs in flowers -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loving these quotes on my team bags. Ginger tea today. Book stack from #BrooklynBookFest in the background.

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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Does anyone else have a #littenkitten who prevents them from reading? Nala likes to sleep on my book sometimes.

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Skye Falling: A Novel | Mia McKenzie
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Lambda award winning fiction by Mia McKenzie. Great to have some LGBT characters in a story that isn‘t about coming out.

Skye donates her eggs to a friend in need and years later is confronted by the child produced from those eggs. She reckons with her current life and decides to stay to get to know the child better.

Sweet story and a quick read, I throughly enjoyed this!

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The story of a family who immigrate to New Orleans from Vietnam. Beautiful writing. Quick jumps between narrators and a slightly rushed ending made this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me out of five. I would have liked those sections to be longer and more in depth.

Will definitely be reading more from Eric Nguyen!

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New blanket and new book! Time to chill in the park.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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So long, but so good! I can‘t wait to see the film adaption in October.

Including my cat Nala for extra cuteness. She‘s my reading buddy. #catsoflitsy #scifi

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Finally getting around to reading this!

I‘ve heard good things so don‘t let me down hive mind.

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Reading for a bit on the balcony even though it‘s a bit cold!

You can just see the hostas starting to sprout in the background.

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Mehso-so

Cool illustrations in the covers, but I felt this took a really long time to get going and I didn‘t like El, the main character. Maybe I just don‘t like reading about young adult struggles and teenage anger. 🤷🏻‍♀️

3/5 stars

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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I received a copy of this from a goodreads giveaway and I‘m so glad I entered!

Beautiful and lyrical, this is not only a story of immigration but one of family and belonging. It tells of sacrifice and of how want is a type of longing. Definitely worth reading.

TW for rape

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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Curling up with this goodreads giveaways win tonight

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Fludd: A Novel | Hilary Mantel
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Throwback pic to when I finished this book in Malibu by the pool. I wish I was there now! So hot in NYC.

This book was a little weird and hard to get into at the beginning, but overall I enjoyed it.

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Bookfest: An Introduction to Children's Literature | Carol Lynch-Brown, Carl M. Tomlinson
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Had a great time wandering around Brooklyn Bookfest today! We bought waaayyy too many books, but that‘s not really a problem is it? 😆

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A Gate at the Stairs | Lorrie Moore
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A bit slow to get going, but I really enjoyed this

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Adult Onset | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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I‘m not quite sure how I feel about this. It wasn‘t what I was expecting, and didn‘t wow me. Although I grew up in the neighborhood this is set in (the Annex) in Toronto, and it was nice to read about familiar places.

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Very interesting book, I‘d highly recommend it, even if you‘re not in the medical field. The author describes some of his experiences as a black doctor working in the US, including experiencing racism and giving insight into health disparities between races due to socioeconomic class and access to healthcare.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Have it on my TBR shelf—glad to see your review. Thanks! I just bought one that might be a good fit with this one. 3y
Kitta @BarbaraTheBibliophage that looks really good, thanks for the recommendation! 3y
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Slammerkin | Emma Donoghue
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Interesting read! I love how much research Emma Donoghue does for her novels, it‘s really impressive and the detail really comes through in her writing. This definitely wasn‘t her best, and I found some of the sex scenes hard to deal with, but it‘s a quick historical read, if you‘re into that kind of thing.

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Mehso-so

I was quite excited about reading this, I asked for it for Christmas and am usually a Murakami fan - but this didn‘t resonate with me and felt like he‘s rehashing old ideas. I guess I fell out of love with him after 1Q84 and don‘t really like any of the newer novels. Pre-1Q84 works are great though.

Has anyone else read this? What did you think?

Edit: I tried to rate it so-so but put pan by mistake and it won‘t change! Oops. 😬

Dolly Colorless is the only one I‘ve read by Murakami. I thought it was different and well done. Any suggestions for my next one? Not sure which ones are early books. 3y
Kitta @Dolly It was good, just too similar to his other work for me. I meant to mark it a so-so not a pan! Here‘s some of my favourites: Norwegian Wood, A Windup bird chronicle, Sputnik sweetheart, and Wild Sheep chase. 3y
Dolly Thanks👍 3y
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What I Loved: A Novel | Siri Hustvedt
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This took a lot of turns I wasn‘t expecting, and had me gripped in their lives at each turn. It doesn‘t read as if there‘s a set plot, it‘s not formulaic at all, but I loved the meandering through their lives over the years. It focuses a lot on art, artists, galleries and shows and I ended up going to the Brooklyn Museum just to get that gallery feel. Highly recommend! Sorry for the lack of detail, I don‘t want to spoil anything!!

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I found a little free library!

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Euphoria | Lily King
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Omg guys, this was so good. I wanted to leave work or eat lunch alone just to read it, which I haven‘t had in a while.

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Entertaining novel, although it didn‘t end how I was expecting at all! We used to live in Cambridge, so it was nice to read and remember visiting some of the places mentioned in Essex.

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Great little historical crime novel about Lizzie Borden who you may know from the rhyme:

Lizzie Borden took an axe,
and gave her mother forty whacks,
when she saw what she had done,
she gave her father forty-one!

Gripping and interesting even if you‘re already familiar with the story.

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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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Just moved to a new place in Brooklyn so haven‘t had much time to read, but I just finished this and it‘s fantastic!

Fairly dark, as it‘s as much about her grief at the death of her father as it is about training a hawk, but the emotion feels raw and real, and I could relate in so many ways - even if my father is still alive and I‘ve never been close to a goshawk. 🦅

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Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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I could see this book not being for everyone, but I loved it. The story of a warrior house cat, Mort(e) (pet name Sebastian), fights against the rule of humans who have enslaved pets like him. The story follows his adventures fighting for freedom while he also searches for the dog who used to live next door: Sheba.

Looking at goodreads, it looks like there‘s already two more in the series that I‘m going to have to search out now.

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Mort(e) | Robert Repino
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Airplane reading 😼

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Jeez, this book emotionally wrecked me in the best way. Enjoy! #FindSheba 4y
Kitta @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m loving it so far! 4y
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Amazon.com: Get Big Fast | Robert Spector
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You guys, look what I spotted in NYC today - An IRL amazon bookstore! What do you think of Amazon opening retail stores? Pro/Con? I feel weird about it, but not sure how to articulate it. 🤔

collegecatlady I don‘t know anything about the Amazon stores. Do they price match the website? 🤔 4y
aeeklund To me, shopping in the store feels like browsing a webpage. Not what I go to a bookstore for. 4y
Kitta @collegecatlady I‘m guessing so, I didn‘t have time to go in this time but I‘ll check it out soon. I don‘t know if they could afford to do that! 4y
Kitta @aeeklund True, it lacks the local bookstore feel. At least if they have physical stores they‘ll have to pay tax? 4y
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Oxygen (Revised) | Andrew Miller
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New currently reading and my #littenkitten on my lap. ☺️

rubyslippersreads 😻😻❤️ 4y
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Notes on a Scandal | Zoe Heller
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Been reading a bit without updating here, oops! My parents sent me some crime and sci-fi and I finished those super fast before starting on Notes on a Scandal. Enjoying it so far but so angry at the characters sometimes! I guess that‘s to be expected given the subject matter.

No book photos today, so here‘s my new pusheen mug! 😻

rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ Pusheen! 😻 4y
Bianca So cute! 4y
Jinjer 💕💕💕 4y
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Flesh Wounds | Chris Brookmyre
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I actually really enjoyed this, despite thinking the chapters about the girl and the horse were weird as didn‘t fit with the rest of the story at the beginning. Fast paced crime novel set in Glasgow. A great example of what it is, but not a literary masterpiece. Perfect for staying inside during the current nor‘eastern.

Less enjoyed by our #littenkitten, Nala.

BarbaraTheBibliophage My last cat did that all the time. Made me nuts! 4y
TheBee 😻❤️ 3y
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Flesh Wounds | Chris Brookmyre
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Got sent a couple crime novels from my parents for my birthday. :) Diving into this one first as I need an easy read.

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Loved the language and felt I could relate to a lot in this book. It‘s about adoption, feelings of alienation even in your own country/language/people, and finding your way. I found it a little hard to get into at first, but once the story turned to his mother it went quickly. I only wish there was more about Leon.

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Larkken 😡and be on all the committees. And do all the mentoring. And still make a fraction of the salary. Rage. True. But still, rage. 4y
Kitta @Larkken Exactly. It‘s so frustrating sometimes. 4y
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New currently reading 📖

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I loved this! It‘s been a long time since I enjoyed a book so much. I want to discuss this with everyone. 😂

britt_brooke Such cute little paws. 🐾 4y
Texreader I love kitty paws! 4y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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“No more reading, it‘s time to pay attention to me!” 😸

Texreader 💜💜💜 4y
Jinjer Cutie! 4y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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So excited to start this! I‘ve heard so many good things. #BOTM

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Before the Feast | Sasa Stanisic
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I‘m not sure what I thought of this, I really struggled to finish it and was confused most of the way through. Maybe it‘s the translation, or maybe I spent too long before picking it up again and totally forgot who the characters were. The writing isn‘t bad, but didn‘t grip me.

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Before the Feast | Sasa Stanisic
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New currently reading. Look at this cover! 😍

Our #littenkitten in the background. #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 4y
Linsy 😍 4y
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Michael Wolff lays out the inner workings for Trump‘s White House and it‘s just as disorganised, backstabbing, and dysfunctional as feared.

He doesn‘t even cover everything Trump has done so far and it‘s already packed with rambling speeches and incoherent decisions based off of recommendations from warring factions within the White House itself. The most difficult challenge: Manage Trump himself.

Typos abundant, but worth a read anyway.

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Are you fucking kidding me? 😤 We all know what the KKK believe. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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5,000 Awesome Facts (about Everything!) | National Geographic Kids
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Yay thanks everyone! 🎉🎉🎉

Jess7 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Bibliogeekery 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Suelizbeth All right! 🙌🏻🎉📚❤️ 4y
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Ddzmini Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈🎉 4y
BibliophileMomma 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4y
Texreader Nicely done!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 4y
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“Trump is less a person than a collection of terrible traits.” 😂

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Yikes, no wonder he‘s so pissed off at Michael Wolff.

Christy2318 I‘ve been saying that for months! 4y
Dolly Mostly it looks like what we suspected. It confounds me how he thinks the presidency is a part time job where a person off the street needs no schooling or briefing. 🤯 4y
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Gave in and bought this on kindle. I‘m sure it‘s not all 100% accurate, but it‘ll be a fascinating read. Anyone else jumping on the bandwagon? I‘d love to compare notes.

Born.A.Reader I couldn't bring myself to buy it, as I'd rather not have anything with his face on it in my house (owned, I mean), but I did cave and put myself in queue for it at the library. I'm 86th in line. 😂 4y
RebelReader I caved and bought it on Kindle. Only on page 19. 4y
Kitta @Born.A.Reader yeah I went for a kindle copy, his face is not welcome in our house either! 4y
Kitta @RebelReader let me know what you think! 4y
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