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Merchgal

Merchgal

Joined May 2016

Because books are better than people 😁
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Salvage the Bones | Jesmyn Ward
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Four Spirits | Sena Jeter Naslund
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Andrew65 Loved this book. 1mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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LeePeckover I loved this book! 1mo
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Mules and Men | Zora Neale Hurston
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Chelleo Looking forward to reading this one soon! #blitsy 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! I loved that quote! 10mo
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Mend: Poems | Kwoya Fagin Maples
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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The #3KingsBuddyRead led me right into the sequel to The Shining. I‘ve had it on my shelf for years and never got around to reading it.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa All of those are on my TBR list!! 1y
Merchgal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I loved CBB and The Poet X!! I just picked up The Hate U Give last night. 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Merchgal I have The Hate U Give waiting for me on my shelf, Poet X was just recommended to by by someone else on Litsy about a week ago, and CBB I‘ve heard great things about, I just have to wait until the library list gets a bit shorter! 1y
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Book 16 of 2018: This has always been one of my favorite Stephen King movies. Loved the book and I can‘t wait to rewatch the movie soon.

“Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret.” #StephenKing #PetSematary #3KingsBuddyRead

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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Book 15 of 2018: The was the second Stephen King book I‘ve ever read. The first one was ages ago in high school. This book was hard to get through. The first half was soooo slow. As the vampire is a little on the cheesy side. #SalemsLot #StephenKing #3KingsBuddyRead

“Alone. Yes, that‘s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn‘t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym…”

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Book 14 of 2018: Really enjoyed this one and thinking about reading the the rest of the series.

“When you feel fear, never panic. Fear is an ally. It tells you something is wrong, like pain. Think through it and be calm.” #KatieCross #MissMabelsSchoolForGirls

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Book 13 of 2018: Probably my second favorite book I‘ve read this year!!

“My parents probably wanted a girl who would sit in the pews wearing pretty florals and a soft smile. They got combat boots and a mouth silent until it‘s sharp as an island machete.” #ElizabethAcevedo #ThePoetX

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Kindred | Octavia Butler
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#octaviabutler is today‘s Google Doodle!!

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Book 12 of 2018: I don‘t know what to think of most of these stories 🤷🏽‍♀️ But here are some of my favorite quotes.

“How could such pretty brown fingers write such ugly, deep stuff?”

“That his odor is of ashes while hers is of earth and sun.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Book 11 of 2018: “But she ain‘t got the mothering instinct. I knew when you was little and we was out shopping, and she bought herself something to eat and ate it right in front of you, and you was sitting there crying hungry. I knew then.”

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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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Book 10 of 2018: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”

Sidenote: I did not like the HBO movie 😑

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Book 9 of 2018: “As long as we don't have magic, they will never treat us with respect. They need to know we can hit them back. If they burn our homes, we burn theirs, too.”

Well-ReadNeck ❤️❤️❤️this book! 2y
Merchgal @Well-ReadNeck me too!! Looking forward to Book 2. 2y
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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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Book 8 of 2018: “When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.”

BarbaraTheBibliophage I really enjoyed this one. I‘m running the #earthseedbuddyread starting in June, if you‘d like to read (or reread) some more Octavia with us. 2y
Merchgal @BarbaraTheBibliophage I enjoyed Earthseed series. I may have to join in on the buddy read. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Merchgal Cool! I‘ll add you the list of people to tag when I post details. 👏🏻👏🏻😎😎 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Book 7 of 2018: "A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points"

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Book 6 of 2018: “One of the most tenacious beliefs was that blacks did not feel pain or anxiety, which excused painful surgical explorations without anesthesia on blacks.” #HarrietAWashinton

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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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Book 5 of 2018: “Even he knew that if demons could exist, it meant there was real evil in the world, and if you believed in the devil, somewhere in the deepest fibers of your being you had to believe in God.” #AniaAhlborn

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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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Book 4 of 2018: “One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous bug…” #frankkafka

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Ayn Rand's Anthem: The Graphic Novel | Ayn Rand, Charles Santino
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Book 3 of 2018: “I am. I think. I will.”
#aynrand

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Black Girl in Paris | Shay Youngblood
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Book 2 of 2018:: “that bug-eyed brother could snatch a word and make it shout like it's been in church all day on Sunday.”#ShayYoungblood #JamesBaldwin #whattoread #goodreads #litsy #amreading #bibliophile

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Book 1 of 2018:: “It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.” #NellyBly #whattoread #goodreads #litsy #amreading #bibliophile

TheAnitaAlvarez I‘ve always wanted to read this! 2y
Merchgal @TheAnitaAlvarez good read. But I wish it were a little longer. 2y
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So far so good. The 3 stories I've read have been quite entertaining. #FScottFitzgerald

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Mrs. Poe | Lynn Cullen
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Can you imagine being a 26 yr old black woman who is sent back in time to antebellum Maryland over and over again to save a young and crazy white slaveholder? Not to mention that this slaveholder is the father of your great grandmother. #kindred #octaviabutler #scifi #booknerd #whattoread #goodreads #litsy #amreading #bibliophile

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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Because one Octavia Butler series wasn't enough. #octaviabutler #earthseed

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Patternmaster | Octavia E. Butler
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Starting Book 4, the final book in the Patternist Series. I was little disappointed at first that Book 3 didn't seem to have a direct connection to Books 1&2 but it has so far been the best in the series. #octaviabutler #bibliophile #amreading #goodreads #bookaddict #booknerd

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Clay's Ark | Octavia E. Butler
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I absolutely loved Book 2 (Mind of my Mind). Now on to Book 3 of the Patternist series #OctaviaButler

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Mind of My Mind | Octavia E. Butler
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Almost done with the second book of the Patternist series 🙌🏾 #octaviabutler

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Starting a new series! #octaviabutler

TheNextBook I hope you enjoy this. I loved every single book! I need to buy the set. 3y
Merchgal @TheNextBook I'm loving it so far! (edited) 3y
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Forbidden | Tosca Lee, Ted Dekker
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Taking on The Book of Mortals Series. Chapter 1 of Forbidden already has me intrigued. #teddekker #toscalee #forbidden #thebookofmortals

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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This is a story of a slave girl named Lilith and a few other women on a Jamaican sugar cane plantation who eventually plan something crazy. All of the women have very interesting yet sad stories that explain why they are who they are.

The Jamaican dialect is sometimes hard to follow at the beginning and there is a lot of detailed graphic violence. Despite this I really enjoyed the book.
#thebookofnightwomen #marlonjames

Donna_sBookMinute I once owned this book; but I don't think I read it. Your comment about the Jamaican dialect prompted me to listen to a sample of the audiobook. As expected, the audio is a great way to experience this title. I still wanted a print edition. Not wanting to be placed into the library's hold queue, I found a great deal for both on Amazon/Audible. (edited) 3y
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Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
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Even better the second time around. #girlonthetrain #paulahawkins

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Queen Sugar: A Novel | Natalie Baszile
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Decent story. Currently watching the series on OWN which is completely different. #queensugar #nataliebaszile