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LizzieLou

LizzieLou

Joined February 2018

reading for sanity in an insane world
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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This book was so well done that I'm questioning all my other five star reviews. This reset the bar for an incredibly well written, creepy AF horror story.

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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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Who knew sand could be so creepy? A very effective haunted house book. Slightly annoyed by the "magical Black women" trope except she really was a great character.

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad

What happened last night seems as unspeakable as money or a fart.

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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad

"...she says, in her group hug voice."

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Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys
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Going on a five day trip...

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My friend wrote this beautiful poetry.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Mom reading

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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So creepy and a bit gory plus some horrific humans-turned-monsters. One of those Sheryl Jackson-esque horrors where you don't quite get everything wrapped up for you. It's unsettling but thought-provoking, this book will stay with you for a while after you finish. Great character development, amazing world building (wear a sweater, it'll make you cold) and a riveting play on the quarantine trope.

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Snowing and reading on a public holiday.

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Lines like this are why this book is just so fun to read.

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Been looking forward to this one. Perfect for a snowy day.

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Wearing a garment just nine months longer reduces its carbon footprint by 20-30%.

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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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This was a delightfully creepy story that I devoured. Not so scary that I couldn't read it at night but seriously messes with your head.

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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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I love this book. It's not about a digital detox, it's about how your attention is being commodified and the best way to take it back. It's about the philosophy of real life community versus online yelling. It's not a guilt trip and it doesn't make you feel like you're bad if you still use social media, but it gives you ideas about how to balance your online presence with real people because that's the only way things really change and grow.

Emilymdxn I loved this one too! 3y
batsy Nice review! I found it a really rewarding read. Lots to think about. 3y
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We only celebrate the "bad mom" when she's going something amusingly wrong like baking terrible cupcakes.

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Memoirs from mother's who are honest about the ups and downs of motherhood are my jam right now. Definitely helping me in my journey as a mom.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Not many people know how to be satisfied.

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The Lost Coast | Amy Rose Capetta
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Queer young adult fiction is my favorite. This book was lovely, fun and cute.

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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This was a freaking adorable book. Reminded me of my trip to France when I was a teenager and how much it meant to me and my developing identity.

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The original "file not found"

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Life among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson's memoir is amazing.

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Already really digging this book.

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I am loving this history of Milicent Patrick.

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So excited to start this.

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The arrival of women, of half of humanity to culture, is one of the greatest revolutions of our era of revolutions.

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Really interesting story. Heavy but important history.

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This is a beautiful book.

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Love this writing.

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Fascinating to learn about deathcare around the world. I wanted more, I'm sure there are other stories from other cultures to tell.

CampbellTaraL Oh wow, this sounds a bit more light hearted than some of the other books I've read on this topic. I'll have to check it out! 4y
LizzieLou It is surprisingly upbeat and optimistic for being all about death. I really enjoyed her commentary. 4y
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Committed: A Love Story | Elizabeth Gilbert

I must read this. They have to get married to get him in the country, childless by choice.

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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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I resolved to read poetry this year and man, I picked a great place to start. I'm glad this is assigned reading, I might have to buy it to read again. People need to work so much harder to dismantle our racist society. We need to read these books so we see what consequences our actions have.

CampbellTaraL A powerful book, and so important! 4y
UnabridgedPod That book is so amazing! My husband and I saw Rankine at the National Book Festival a few years ago—she read from Citizen, and hearing her read her poetry was so powerful. 4y
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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Did anyone else wonder if the merman maybe wasn't real? But some kind of made up imaginary boyfriend?

julesG Yeah, kind of. 4y
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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A great audio book. Can be a little hard to get through when he jokes about suicide. Also, so much sexism.

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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I can't put this book down!! It's amazing. T the characters are all awful people and I just want to know what actually happened!!

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Unique story telling that really grabs you. I can't put it down.

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I can't stop. Even though it's so tragic.

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I think I'm about to give up on this one. It's really good but so difficult to read without feeling utter despair. There's no good time of day to feel that.

Ericalambbrown Life‘s too short for despair porn. (Just my two cents of nothin‘ 😊) 5y
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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Just blew through this last night and loved it! Stranger Things but a badass girl gang of paper delivered girls when something crazy happens.

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Marzi | Marzena Sowa

I've been reading almost two books a week this year. Bus rides mostly.

kylienoele That‘s great!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
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Marzi | Marzena Sowa
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Also checking out this graphic novel.

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Oof. Only two chapters in and I can tell this one's going to be tough. Important info and well written but so, so infuriating.

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Judy's pretty good at writing a steamy love scene. 😻❕❣️💓

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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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My only god is faith that there is comfort here, that who is hurting will hurt less than they did before.

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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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Andrea Gibson had some fairly excellent words. I'm saving this.

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I love Judy Blume. Never read this one.

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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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Really intriguing concept for the future. The ending was a little vague, but I like the direction it was headed. Easy to let your imagination take up where it left off.

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A brilliant philosophy... Don't let the trauma win. Try new things.

rachelk That really resonated with me as well. 5y
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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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I want to read this book again and again and I know it'll mean something a little different to me each time.

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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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Just started this one and I'm already hooked.

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Cleared up a little, opened up new questions, in true Twin Peaks form. I'd love to see a new series that centers on the story of Diane.