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Literatigeek

Literatigeek

Joined September 2016

Find full reviews at theliteratigeek.wordpress.com
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My magical americana fairytale loving heart is happy with this #currentread .

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Currently reading this gothic-y, witchy read. Perfect for mid-october. #currentlyreading #historicalfiction

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Bloody Scotland | Stuart MacBride, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Lin Anderson, E. S. Thomson, Craig Robertson, Gordon Brown
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Currently reading this great short story anthology I bought on my Scotland trip! Loving the concept of each author writing inspired by a location. #RIPXIV

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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Currently reading #FiveDarkFates- the perfect read for #RIPXIV #FallisComing #yafantasy #yafiction #kendareblake

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The Golden Wolf | Linnea Hartsuyker
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I don‘t want this series to end!!! I need my #vikings fix!

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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A book about books AND A TRUE CRIME CASE!?! Sign me the heck up!

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Lords of the North | Bernard Cornwell
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When there‘s 11+ books in a series I no longer care about the edition. #saxonstories

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Full review now on the blog (link in bio). In the words of Teddy Roosevelt, it was dee-lightful! #bookreview #historicalfiction

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Beware: This book will make you acutely aware of every ache and pain you have, and livid at all capitalists (especially from the 1920s).

RaimeyGallant YESSSSS 7mo
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Familiars (Original) | Stacey Halls
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I absolutely adored this book about a friendship during the Pendle Hill Witch Trials. Beautiful- highly recommend.

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I was so scared about Thorton getting the voice of Alice right- she did wonderfully! This book just cemented Alice as my second favorite Roosevelt.

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Did you ever read the perfect book at the perfect time?

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Sweet Black Waves | Kristina Prez
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Currently reading a different take on Tristan & Isolde

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Just finished- so far leaning positive in reflections of this book. It was a nice read, interesting to say the least. I would recommend it to historical fiction fans.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Today‘s haul from the Ohioana Library Book Festival.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Still don‘t know what‘s happening, but I love it.

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Not as bad as I anticipated...main narrative felt on course but the subplot priority felt flipped...review to come.

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘ve finished the last book in the Grishaverse series and I don‘t know what to do now.

annahenke Read the book of related stories! It‘s delightful! 11mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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When the book is so good you match your drink to it...

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Burial Rites | Hannah Kent
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Currently reading: BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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Happy Pi Day! 📚🥧🎉

GingerAntics Loved this book. 11mo
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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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I am a sucker for a good retelling and this was a great one. You wouldn‘t need to be a fan of Pride and Prejudice to get into this book. The only fault I found was the ending seemed rushed, but other than that I highly recommend.

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo knows how to world build, like damn.

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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Guess who finally finished this brick? I feel like people are going to think the book is bad by how excited I am to be done finishing it- it was actually really good. 900 pages is just a lot haha

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For those fans of quirky history...

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Sometimes you love a book so much you need more than one edition...two editions...okay I kinda can‘t wait for my Scotland vacay to get a fourth.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Shameless post to say I saw Hamilton and it was fantastic! But more importantly, many of you might know that Lin was inspired to write the musical after reading Ron Chernow‘s biography on vacation. BUT I just learned from the paybill that Ron Chernow received a writing credit on the musical and Lin gives him 1% of his 7% for being the show‘s writer. Make bank, Chernow!

GingerAntics Wow, didn‘t know Lin did that. That‘s pretty awesome. Chernow has to be happily making bank from this bad boy these days. lol 12mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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It‘s just going to be me and this guy for a long while.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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I whole heartedly love this series. I had to keep myself from devouring the last one, knowing it was going to be the end. I love what Arden did with the folklore and this mythology that isn‘t widely known. And I loved how she handled the relationships between characters. Full review to come on the blog.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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I refuse to accept that this book and this trilogy are ending! I love it! I desperately want to reread the whole series. I‘m halfway through and trying to pace myself to make it last longer.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I loved this book. It was right up my alley- murder mystery, fantasy, historical. It was a slow and steady pace but that matches the river theme perfectly.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I‘m half way through this book and loving it!

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I absolutely adored this book. I felt like I devoured it each time I dove in to read it. The characters were refreshingly earnest. The plot felt like a fairytale from the brothers grimm. The family relations was nice to read and the different romantic arcs were interesting (as well as delightfully realistic). Highly recommend!

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I'm finishing up "My Dear Hamilton" this weekend and absolutely loving it. I adored Dray and Kamoie's take on Patsy Jefferson, and they paired for another great female of the American Revolution. I hope they write many more together.

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Despite 2 college courses about Ms. Jane the most I remember us ever reading into her juvenilia was a vague mention of "Love and Friendship". I absolutely adore her early writing, but understand you really have to be a Jane fan to find any of it funny. If you don't get her satire in what they let her publish, you'll be lost here.

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I just finished this collection of short stories by Kelly Barnhill. I would say most were quirky and definitely for fans of Neil Gaiman. What really pushed this collection from a 3.5 to a 4 was the ending novella "The Unlicensed Magician", it's worth at least checking it out from your library for that. Review on blog to come.

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Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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Today I'm participating in the #24in48 readathon. I'm starting with my current read - Faithful by Alice Hoffman. I'm growing to love this book as the main character grows. I don't know if that was intentional, but it certainly is an experience.

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Olivia Twist | Lorie Langdon
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Just finished this little gem of a reimagining. Will write a further review on the blog, but in conclusion - I would recommend it! I've never read Oliver Twist myself, but wasn't completely lost and even those not a fan of the original can enjoy it for the historical aspect.

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The Ersatz Elevator | Lemony Snicket
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Things that went over my head when I was younger and read these books for the first time.

tpixie just saw on the #24And48 Website That You Won A Drawing Or Prize!Congratulations !🎉 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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I enjoyed Burton's other novel The Miniaturist but had one complaint that held me back from loving it. This was not repeated in The Muse; I loved it! Suggested for those who love books that "all comes together" in the end and/or historical fiction.

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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Current read- I really enjoyed The Miniaturist so here's hoping for a repeat!

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The Beauty and the Beast thing was on purpose right?....that was the point right? Iono it could have been worse. Way worse.

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I think I liked the parts of it really well that I did because they were similar to my own experiences. I felt like there was a bit of a disconnect when he tried to connect his personal life to the bigger picture where the book could have benefited from being longer. He had good insight to the community he just didn't dig into it enough.

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Truth; I'm so happy he uses "holler" and he nor his editor changed it back to "hollow" throughout the book.

It's the little things.

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Up next from the TBR pile; we go nonfiction.

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I appreciate Poe Puns

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Guys Cosmo and Wanda are in Valhalla!

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I don't know which is more emotional my innner history nerd or my inner literature nerd.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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The only thing I took issue with was I thought the love story subplot was a little rushed. But it grew on me and I realize that's not Joe Hill's specialty. However, Joe Hill is a master in writing truly horrible men so realistically they become scarier than the demon or contagious spore threatening the world. It's amazing.