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LLColbeck

LLColbeck

Joined June 2016

I finished 18th grade.
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Mehso-so

I‘m pretty sure this makes me a bad person, but I didn‘t care for his minimalism origin story. He had too much crap in his garage, his neighbor said he didn‘t have to, epiphany, now he‘s writing a book. I love rock bottom origin stories. The ones that have to sell everything because of a series of unfortunate events. Or how a young person decided not to follow their peers OR PARENTS down the path of debt and self-destruction. That life is EARNED.

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Pickpick

Yes! I shall begin my Year of Yes today, September 19th, 2017. Yes!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great inspiring read, Yes! 2y
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Bailedbailed

On a simplifying kick lately, but I'm nowhere near frantic so I turned this one off.

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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A great audiobook. I don't think I would've gotten the pronunciations otherwise, unfortunately.
Yes, I added the 👓. Expert level photoshop skills right there.

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Mehso-so

Coming to terms with a recent excessive weight gain, I hoped this book would be helpful. It was her journey and helpful to her to share it. I can't discount that.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I couldn't.

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Pickpick

A 'self-help' book where there is cursing and no false positivity? Fuck yeah!

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Mehso-so

I love her writing. So lush and full of longing, of wanting. Taylor wants the reader to want what her characters want and just when it's right there, the dream ends. A fricken DEATH. I just about threw my phone. I've had it. It's beautiful but it's mean as hell. Like a string in front of a damn cat. P.S. I love Steve West and his delicious voice.

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Pickpick

On a Rob Bell kick, I guess. Or a spiritual kick if you will.

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Pickpick

I'm not usually into self-helpy, spiritual books, but my inner monologue has been oozing too much self-hatred lately. This was a good 3 hour respite.

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Loved the wit - referring to herself as a man-child - and the relatability - trying too hard for an older man that doesn't care for anyone but himself.

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The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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I don't know what it is about these books. Carey is so meticulous with scientific details, yet so aware of each character's humanity. Dumbfounded.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Another 💯 performance by Bahni Turpin! Stunning story by Thomas.

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I've been meaning to read this for so very long. Heartbreaking yet hopeful.

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I know I would've enjoyed reading the paperback, but Kathleen Wilhoite's narration made the book absolutely delightful!!

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Seem to be going through a bit of a Star Wars revival lately. So glad she narrated this book!

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AHAHAHAHA!!! Not long enough!!!

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Certainly a sugar coated scenario of a very real heart break, but it's why I reach for fiction most times.

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Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
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Loved this one! Libby Strout is a fantastic heroine!

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Mehso-so

Aziz should narrate everything non fiction. He makes facts fun!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Delightful!

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The Plague of Doves | Louise Erdrich
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AAUW book fair haul, part 2. They probably won't let me back in if I went a third time.

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The Red Tent | Anita Diamant
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One of my very most favorite book events of the year - the AAUW Book Fair. I don't usually buy books otherwise unless they're special occasions or gifts. This is all for me. I might go back. Good cause. Also, books.

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Bailedbailed

I can't. I made it this far and I can't anymore. I am not a bailer either. The author is trying SO hard and I feel terrible.

Alicia Ugh I also disliked this one. Probably should've bailed like you! It doesn't get better. 3y
LLColbeck @Alicia I guess I wanted another Night Circus so I probably set myself up for disappointment. 3y
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Bluh. I just... wuf

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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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With some understanding of what happens to a woman who's had a stillborn child (my mother), Izzy's decisions make sense in their senselessness.

tpixie 💕💕💕💕 3y
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Pickpick

Holy crapsnacks that was a doozy. Fantastic narration by Finty Williams.

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Mehso-so

I'm not sure what I was expecting.

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The Young World | Chris Weitz
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Mehso-so

If there was an illness that spared only tweens and teens, I could see all of these things happening. I have two kids in middle school. Too real. Horrifying.

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Pickpick

I forgot about the shooting at the theater playing Trainwreck, when two women were killed. It's clear that Amy never will.

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Another great audio performance by Bahni Turpin.

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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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“And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don‘t hate themselves.” ― Mindy Kaling

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Lin-Manuel Miranda narrating a phone book would get a pick. The fantastic story instead made it even pick-ier.

Laalaleighh Ok. This might convince me to do audiobooks just once. I LOVE Lin man. 3y
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Pickpick

A great distraction. Listen to the audiobook if possible... it's a The Office mini reunion.

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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My heart is lodged in my throat.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Not sure what it is about the morbid stuff lately. Its best to learn about what is most feared, I suppose.

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There will never be enough apologies to reconcile the atrocities of black slavery and native encroachment. As a white person, I apologize and promise to teach this side of American history too, so that my children will not participate in the degradation of another's humanity.

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Pickpick

I am simultaneously devastated and so encouraged after finishing this audiobook. Everyone should know someone like Maryanne. What a wonderful woman. Thank you for sharing her story Will.

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Favorite stories bookended the collection: Midnights by Rainbow Rowell (and not just because it's Rainbow Rowell, but really, RAINBOW ROWELL), and the Dreamers short by Laini Taylor who I didn't realize how much I'd missed until I read this one. I need her latest.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Just the right combination of points of view, flashes back and unanswered questions. Best post-pandemic fiction I've read in a long while.

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I want to be a Hempstock.

autumnprivett Me. Too. 3y
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I could listen to Neil talk all day. So intelligent, so willing to share his knowledge and encouragement. It ended a bit somber, but what doesn't lately?

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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this book so much more than I did.

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Beautiful design.

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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I have found that listening to audiobooks while I design books is both beneficial to production AND making my TBR list shorter. Almost done with Dietland by Sarai Walker. Any recommendations as to what I should listen to next?

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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
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About two years behind everyone else, but thanks to PBS Fall Arts Festival, I'm caught up now. Highly recommend reading this while listening to the original cast soundtrack.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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There is a reason I don't read memoirs. I have a lot of respect for Glennon in regards to sharing her story, but I don't relate to her. The introspective aspect of the story is wonderful, but not something I can afford to do myself, emotionally. I like the way she writes, but I wished I didn't feel so wrung out.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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Thanks @Tye !

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I already need to reread the series.

Laalaleighh Isn't it amaaaaaazing? 3y
LLColbeck @Laalaleighh I'm one of those jerks who will skip to the end of a book to find out what happens. I didn't do that this time, however, I did skim too much to get to the end more quickly. I need to reread to pick up what I missed. 3y
Laalaleighh Haha. I do this sometimes when I can't take the suspense. 3y
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