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Mandigolightly

Mandigolightly

Joined July 2018

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First day of school this morning, and we had time to finish the last two chapters of this before we left the house (I‘d like to pretend I just have this motherhood thing down pat, but honestly, it‘s probably a sign of the apocalypse)…9 year old loved it, really related to Odd. Great read aloud book, with so few characters that you can really go nuts with voices

Caroline2 Sounds great, I‘ll order it for my 8yr old. 👍🏻 3d
Mandigolightly @Caroline2 you absolutely should! 3d
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Locks: By far my favorite of the poems he‘s included here. It captured perfectly the experience of telling stories to your children. 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Harlequin Valentine: Not my favorite, though very descriptive. 2/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Strange Girls: this one wasn‘t my style, but I wanna point out how I absolutely dig that Gaiman doesn‘t describe women in the same boneheaded, anatomically bizarre way that many other male writers. 2/5⭐️ really, with a bonus ⭐️ for the absence of misogyny

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

Clare-Dragonfly That‘s a sadly low hurdle to jump! 4d
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The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch: Fun and mysterious, and delightfully descriptive 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Destroy Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Mehso-so

Marginally more interesting

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Destroy Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Meh. My friend SWEARS that it‘s just a matter of sticking to this series, but honestly I could not be less interested. Nobody can touch Juliette...except the only two men she‘s interacted with in 4 years, who are both madly in love with her. Everything is just…too convenient

KatieDid927 IMO a successful series doesn‘t start with a book that you have to suffer through before the story gets interesting. If the first book can‘t stand on it‘s own merits and leave people wanting more then it‘s not a solid series. 1w
xxjenadanxx Oh wow, I loved this series! I agree though just because it's popular doesn't mean you should suffer through reading it! 1w
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Thanks, @sudi this was fun!

sudi All good choices 👍. 1w
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Thanks @Crazeedi ! Not my most grown up list, but faves nonetheless

Crazeedi Nice list!!! 7d
Crazeedi I love series, now I have to number my faves 7d
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Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Thanks @i-am-papercrane !

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Fear Nothing | Dean Koontz
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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@Clwojick Thanks!

Clwojick Miss Honey 😍😍😍😍 1w
Macker11 Yessss @Clwojick 💛💛💛 1w
marleed Great question! 1w
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Court of Fives | Kate Elliott
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Another litten was doing this and it looked like so much fun! @Clwojick

Clwojick Top five side characters? 1w
AprilMae Top five book pets!! 1w
i-am-papercrane Top 5 badasses 1w
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Crazeedi Series 1w
sudi Villians 1w
bookful -horror authors. -author -best book Art covers -fictional boys Or men whom you love . hehe 7d
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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Taking a short break from Fragile Things to read this. It‘s my best friend‘s fave and I promised her I‘d read it on vacay

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This is long, I know, but the whole passage is just so beautiful

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Good Boys Deserve Favors: I enjoyed the meandering tone on this one. 3/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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Our 900th consecutive night reading, and we finished up Coraline! Dom enjoyed it, and said “It wasn‘t as absolutely terrifying as I expected it to be.” So, basically a glowing review.

I absolutely enjoyed it so much more reading it to my child than when I read it by myself a few years ago. It added to the experience in a big way.

IamIamIam What a feat, 900 nights!! That's amazing! As for Coraline... it scared the pants off me and I was in my 30s when I read it!!! Like, afraid to go to sleep kind of scary! 1w
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Keepsakes and Treasures: Yikes. Hard to stomach but amazingly written 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Other People: I enjoyed how cathartic and satisfying this one was. 4/5⭐️

(Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Bitter Grounds: I loved this one. The depression, the aimlessness, the why-not of it all, layered in with the supernatural. 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Wildly early for a coffee date with friends, so I‘ll start by having a coffee date with my book

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Going Wodwo: Short, but absolutely relatable. 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

Louise This is a nice collection to have on #audio. 👍 1w
Mandigolightly @Louise oh I bet it would. I don‘t often go in for audio. Does Gaiman read it himself? 1w
Louise Yes, he does! He is such a wonderful reader that I‘ve collected quite a few of his books on audio. Often, if I‘m having trouble sleeping, I‘ll invite Neil Gaimen to tell me a bedtime story! 😊 1w
Mandigolightly @Louise that‘s lovely! He‘s got a real gift for storytelling in general, but especially for oral storytelling, imo. I listen to his telling of A Christmas Carol every year 1w
Louise Yes, he reads A Christmas Carol so wonderfully! A couple of my favorite audios to listen to are Neverwhere and his story about Sherlock Holmes‘s last case in Trigger Warning. 1w
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Closing time: a perfect, proper ghost story 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Oh, big mood

LogiKitty My introvert cannot agree more haha 1w
QuietlyLaura 😂👍 1w
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The Flints of Memory Lane: this would be a good one to tell around the campfire 4/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves (etc etc): I think I‘m too philistine for gothic satire, to be honest. 2/5⭐️ for me

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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The Hidden Chamber: lovely story-poem. Very emotive 4/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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October in the Chair: Good story, though I wish there was more resolution. I can definitely see how it became the Graveyard Book. 4/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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The Fairy Reel: I couldn‘t quite get the rhythm of this while reading, but I found it on YouTube and enjoyed listening to it. 3/5 ⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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The Mapmaker: A solid story about power and passion and poor life choices 3/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

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A Study in Emerald: I thought it was a decent mix of Holmes and Eldritch horror throughout, but the twist ending really blew it out of the water! 5/5⭐️

(Fragile Things is a short story collection, and that‘s always weird for review, so I‘m rating each story separately)

RamsFan1963 A Study in Emerald is one of my favorites, I wish Gaiman would write more stories in that Lovecraft/Sherlock world. 2w
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Crazeedi Great pic!❤ 2w
Suet624 Love this! 2w
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. Indoor, without a doubt 🛋
2. Coffee or tea. Can‘t be expected to play favorites. ☕️
3. Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff 🍑
4. I‘m certainly not saying 🤫
5. I‘m always right 😉

#friyayintro @howjessreads

monalyisha Ha! Good answer on 5. 🙌🏻 2w
gradcat Good answer on 4, too! 😊 (edited) 2w
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahahahaha...and honest, kudos! 2w
Eyelit Very relatable 🤣 2w
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 he is so loveable, just as a person!!! He‘s a little bit of everyone, and I think that makes him so relatable. He‘s just really honest about it. 2w
Mandigolightly @GingerAntics he‘s essentially my favorite person. He‘s committed to just, being himself without artifice and I‘m in awe of it 2w
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Reticence | Gail Carriger
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Mehso-so

It felt like it was too focused on wrapping up everyone‘s story, than giving Percy his own story, which was a bit of a disappointment. Plus, it all felt a bit rushed. Still, it was entertaining and easy. 3/5 ⭐️

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Reticence | Gail Carriger
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GingerAntics So true! 2w
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Reticence | Gail Carriger
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A bit of reading while waiting for the Doctor Who special event!

rretzler A Doctor Who special event? Tell me more! 2w
Mandigolightly @rretzler it was a special viewing of End of Time with an interview with Tennant! It was a fathom event 2w
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I‘m so excited about my new bulletin board! (Ft our tiny Toni Morrison memorial) #librariansoflitsy

Eyelit I love everything about this! 2w
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To Be or Not To Be | Ryan North
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Ophelia has a -1 for water 🤣🤣🤣

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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We‘re Gaiman-ing it up at my house. I‘m reading Fragile Things by myself and Coraline is our bedtime read-aloud book. I like to think that I‘m doing a very creepy Other Mother

Shaneyney I didn‘t realize that was by Neil Gaiman, but I can‘t say that I‘m surprised 😆 2w
KathyWheeler I got my granddaughter her first Gaiman book when she was quite small: 2w
Mandigolightly @Shaneyney It‘s right in his kidlit wheelhouse, for sure 2w
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