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MichellisLife

MichellisLife

Joined May 2016

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Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi
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Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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The Wise Man's Fear

We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and perfect.

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Video review posted on my YouTube channel today. This is my favorite read of the year.
https://youtu.be/QSWh15JQupY

What was your favorite book this year?

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This book, guys...literally the best book I've read all year. If I were to recommend one book to the future president it would be this one. This is definitely a modern classic and will sit next to Bradbury in the future. I absolutely loved this book and the character explorations on sexuality, individuality, relationships, diversity, allegiance and so much more. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💕📚

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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Received Jane Steele in a Christmas box exchange from my best friend. I love everything in the box (especially the handmade bookmarks) and I'm very excited to read this book.

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I am absolutely loving this book. It took about 50 pages to get into all the science fiction jargon but the discussion on diversity is A+. This is one that will become a modern day classic for sure! You need to read it.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Currently reading these three books.

KaitlinS16 I'm still not over that cover of Homegoing! 3y
MichellisLife @KaitlinS16 I know what you mean! I can't believe I was able to get this beautiful cover for cheaper than the American version. I just stare at it sometimes. 3y
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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This book is so good. I'm about 60% of the way through and I never want it to end. If you haven't started this series I highly recommend it. The first one in the series is the least impressive but they just get better and better. Maas knows how to fix her errors and listens to all her readers. She is an amazing author.

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Listening to this book. The narrator is really great, even on 1.5 speed. I'm really enjoying it so far 18% through. I'm hoping to get more driving in so I can finish t before it's due.

jessberk13 I looooved this book 3y
MichellisLife @jessica I'm really enjoying it. I can totally see it becoming a favorite. It kind of gives me the same book lover vibes as The Stories Life of AJ Fickery. I absolutely loved that one. 3y
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Currently reading.
I just finished a fantasy YA book and wanted to pick something on the opposite side of the literary spectrum. I didn't know what to expect going into this. The first story had me hooked. Dark, disturbing and hilarious. These modern stories are twisted with hidden and dark truths. The middle is dragging a little but I'm still loving it.

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I'm absolutely in love with this series. I've never seen the original tv show but this series makes me want to. The art and writing is fantastic. The diversity and body positivity is really great too.

angrylilasian I loved the show when I was a kid. I tried to watch it recently because I love the comic books so much. Awful. Don't watch it. 😆 4y
MichellisLife @angrylilasian oh, good to know. Thanks for the heads up. I guess I'll just have to keep reading the comics 😉 4y
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My current read. This is my first Ferrante. I've heard nothing but wonderful things.

I'm currently in the phase of completing my monthly TBR and being at a loss of what to read next. I figured this would be a good one to pick up for the time being. It is reading relatively quickly.

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Today's book. It been about 9 years since I've read this book. I'm looking forward to this quick read. This is one of the books that made me a reader. I can't wait to read this with my daughter in the future.

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Friday reads. Both of these are buddy read wth two wonderful ladies. #fridayreads

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Today's read. I had to stop A Little Life. It was an emotional roller coaster and I felt like Yanagihara was emotionally manipulating me.

I started this book earlier in the year. I've always been interested in learning more about the Romanovs. Massive write non fiction in a beautifully fictional way.

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4🌟🌟🌟🌟 I absolutely loved this fist installment. I have a serious crush on Silk. She is comical and quippy but sentimental and strong. The artwork is fantastic. It did change in 3/7 of the issues and that pissed me off but it was tolerable. Some of the inner dialogue was a little spoon fed as well but overall I really enjoyed it.

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Really enjoying the art and writing so far. It's only page one but I can tell I'm going to enjoy this series.

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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Graphic novel library haul! I can't wait to read these. I've heard nothing but great things about both of these series.

sherrynuts I LOVE Paper Girls and hope you enjoy it too! Let me know what you think of Descender. 4y
MichellisLife @sherrynuts I can't wait! I will let you know. I've heard really great things about Descender. I haven't read sci-fi in so long. 4y
sherrynuts @MichellisLife I purchased the first volume, but I haven't gotten around to it. 😕 4y
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angrylilasian Love both of those comics! 4y
KtheBookwyrm I read the first descender volume, really liked it, and haven't been able to get my hands on any of the others :( 4y
MrBook Nice cache! 4y
MichellisLife @angrylilasian that makes me even more excited to get to them! 💕 4y
MichellisLife @TheBookwyrm does your library have a good selection of graphic novels? 4y
MichellisLife @MrBook thanks 😊 4y
KtheBookwyrm Not at all. Unless they're hiding them somewhere. I live in a pretty small town. I could try seeing if they could get it from another library 4y
MichellisLife @TheBookwyrm that's what I do with my library. They order them from other libraries and email me when they arrive at mine. 4y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Starting A Little Life today. I still have to finish the top two books (The Picture of Dorian Gray and A World Without You) first. Does anyone else read multiple books at the same time? If so, what books are you currently reading?

Notafraidofwords I have a hard time reading multiple books at the same time. Any recommendations? 4y
bookloversnevergotobedalone I try to but I've found they have to be VERY different or I get them mixed up 4y
bookloversnevergotobedalone Oops forgot the second half of your question I'm re-reading Fear of Flying by Erica Jong, reading for the first time Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kinsolver and thinking of starting The Wind Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami 4y
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MichellisLife @bookloversnevergotobedalone yeah I agree they do have to be very different. I recently read two contemporaries where the protags were graduating high school and I got those two stories mixed up. 4y
MichellisLife @Notafraidofwords usually I have one kindle book, one audio, and one physical. Sometimes I mix it up and throw a graphic novel in as well. I've learned they have to vary in genre other wise they get mixed up. I usually wind up reading multiples because I commit to too many buddy reads lol. 4y
MichellisLife @bookloversnevergotobedalone oh I read The Wind Up Bird Chronicles several years ago. It remains the only Murakami I've ever read. 4y
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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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I can't believe I'm only four subscribers away from 400! That's insane.

Side note, I would love to know what other people thought about this book.

Here's a link to my channel: https://youtu.be/pMjKiuVz8vQ

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So many annotations. I love Wilde's writing.

angrylilasian He is hilarious 😂 4y
MichellisLife @angrylilasian he really is. Some of the sentences in this story stop me cold. 4y
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A World Without You | Beth Revis
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It's so good so far. I love both of the perspectives so far. The beginning has slight Perigrine vibes. My stomach is still spinning in circles over the excitement of having this book

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A World Without You | Beth Revis
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This bad boy came in the mail with all the extras. I'm so excited. I will be devouring this during Laurel's nap time and tonight when she goes to bed. Come to mamma.

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We Awaken | Calista Lynne
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My review for this book is up on my channel. https://youtu.be/FONFTBGzGiw

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas

I'm enjoying this book 100x more than the first. It took me a long time to get into it but you can tell that Maas took all her criticism and fixed it with this book.

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Book haul from Bookoutlet. I've already read Fire Walker but I look forward to reading Truthwitch.

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Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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She's liking this book more than I did.

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Arcadia: A novel | Iain Pears
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Library haul. This book sounds phenomenal.

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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I'm really enjoying this buddy read with Jody. I've underlined so many great quotes. The intro says something along the lines of reading your own flaws into these characters. It's kind of playing with my mind.

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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Current buddy read. We are reading 50 pages a day. So far it reminds me a little of Will Grayson Will Grayson. I'm really enjoying it.

Megabooks I liked it better than Will Grayson, Will Grayson 4y
MichellisLife @Ebooksandcooks I'm liking it more than that book as well. I'm only 50 pages in so far though. 4y
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We Awaken | Calista Lynne
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I loved The book Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld and this book has similar themes. I am absolutely loving the dream world, the sleep magic, and the beautiful prose. The f/f romance is good too. I like the asexual 101 feel as well because I am not educated on that sexuality. I'm only 35% through.

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We Awaken | Calista Lynne
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Look at this beautiful cover. The author reached out to me asking if I could review her book. All she had to say was that this is a story with an Asexual character. Her writing is engaging and I'm really enjoying the story and the representation/ information I've learned so far. Plus that cover 👌

Notafraidofwords I'm not going to lie, this sounds fascinating! 4y
MichellisLife @Notafraidofwords it's really good so far. It also features a f/f romance. After a traumatic accident, our main character is greeted by a female version of the Sandman. Through her she finds out more about her comatose brother and how he's doing. The dream landscape is a really interesting feature. 4y
Notafraidofwords @MichellisLife wow sounds great! 4y
Megabooks Sounds interesting! I'm sold. 4y
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Interestings | Meg Wolitzer
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Library sale haul $3.50!
I've heard wonderful things about all of these books. I love that Golden Boy and Everything Everything are arcs.

angrylilasian Wow!! Those are some great books! 4y
Notafraidofwords Wow. Impressive. 4y
MichellisLife @angrylilasian I was very happy with my finds. I had to do a lot of digging. 😊 it was my first library sale. Have you ever gone to a library sale? 4y
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MichellisLife @Notafraidofwords right?! I left the sale with the biggest grin on my face. I felt like I just robbed a bank without having to face any repercussions. 4y
angrylilasian @MichellisLife I have but not recently! Now I want to! 4y
MichellisLife @angrylilasian this was my first time going to a library sale. I am a big fan! 4y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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I ask myself this question as least once a day.

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Saga Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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"...but anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn't read enough books."

zugchop Ha! Even has the crazy eyes one NEEDS to get that point across. 4y
MichellisLife @zugchop exactly! Lol 4y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Picked up the first two volumes as well as Saga vol 6. I love the diversity in Saga. I can't wait to start Giant Days. Has anyone else read this series?

angrylilasian Yes! I loved it so much I couldn't wait for vol 3 to come out so I started getting the monthly issues. 😄 4y
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Sleeping Tom | E V Fairfall
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I'm getting Beauty and the Beast vibes from book so far. The guy is a total jerk and she is pathetic. I feel really bad because I know many women think they deserve this type of treatment in order to feel "loved."

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None of the Above | I. W. Gregorio
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🌟🌟🌟 3.5 stars. This book was fast paced and informative. I have never read or looked into information on intersex or AIS. This book was full of helpful resources. I felt some of the word choices to be problematic. Medical choices made based on romantic feelings bothered me too.

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None of the Above | I. W. Gregorio
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Started this one tonight. It's a quick read. It comes off a little cheesy, just like the brochures and pamphlets one gets while discovering and learning more about themselves. At the same time I think it's very important.

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Well of Ascension | Brandon Sanderson
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"We had the wrong gender all along."

YESSSS

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Getting back into this book. I put it down halfway through to fulfill other obligations. I love this world and I'm excited to continue the journey.

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This book was cute and super enjoyable. There were moments where I couldn't help myself and had to say, "aw" out loud. The exploration of toxic friendships and romances was great. I also liked the Persian/ American culture references. ????

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Finally finished this book. I'm not sure why it took me so long to get into this one. The story telling and writing of this novel were on point. I felt like some of the threads were really loose at times. Overall I'm giving this book 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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If you haven't read this Robin Talley book I highly recommend it. It is one of my all time favorites. Historical fiction with a f/f interracial romance.

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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Picked up Middlesex from my local thrift shop today.

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Might have purchased a couple books while my spouse is away. They are so Beautiful. If you haven't read Did You Ever Have a Family you totally should. I have a full review on my channel.

elkeo_TheBookDragon Who publishes that series of classics in your photo? They look lovely! I want. 4y
MichellisLife @elkeo they are the Knickerbocker classics. If you are in Canada or the US you can order most of them from Bookoutlet for only about $5 each. That's where I picked up my set, along with Did You Ever Have A Family. 4y
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These are my current reads. Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel is my choice for week 3 of Julia Ember's #ReadProud Reading Challenge. I look forward to reading and reviewing it.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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My review for this book is now up on my channel. This debut author did a fabulous job and I anticipate future books written by her.
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MichellisLife Here is the link to my review https://youtu.be/ysePQaZya94 4y
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I love this quote 💕

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Unicorn Tracks | Julia Ember
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Once you commit and sit down to read this book, it picks you up and throws you into this fantastical safari and you never want to leave. Strong: characters, f/f romance, and world building. The pacing was quick and kept me on my toes. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Trav Is this the cover? It's gorgeous. 4y
MichellisLife @Trav It is. The cover is definitely what drew me to this book. 4y
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