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Nebklvr

Nebklvr

Joined June 2016

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This was recommended to me today by a young man who says it is the BEST! It was pretty funny! I am not sure why the misspelled words are necessary but the rest was enjoyable.

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Mehso-so

Set in Vietnam-era America, this mystery revolves around the military and survivors of the war. There was a mix of Paiute legends but it didn‘t work as well in this book as in the first.

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Stay | Bobbie Pyron
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A sweet book about some homeless girls striving to keep a fellow homeless woman and her dog together while solving the mysteries of the woman‘s past. Hopelessly optimistic about all of the bureaucracies involved but I liked the hope, strength, and moxie of the girls.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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A world on the brink of disaster, four epic love stories, and magic. Definitely a worthy end to the story.

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There is no “right” way to survive, you just do what you can and keep moving and fighting. This is the theme of this book on school shooting survivors. Incredibly important. I wish the editors had been a bit more careful as several things slipped through but it was still an immensely moving and heartbreaking read.

Rachel.Rencher Oh god that books sounds sad. I just had to implement a new shooter lockdown protocol at my school and it's so scary to think of what would happen if it wasn't just a drill. 1w
Amiable I am glad you mentioned the sloppy editing —I‘ve been wincing when I spot one. It distracts me from the message every time. 1w
Nebklvr @Amiable drives me crazy but happens all the time 1w
Nebklvr @Rachel.Rencher It is sad. And I think drills are traumatic too. Crazy making that we havent done much in way of prevention 1w
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Going to try to start this tonight...😭

Sace Wow. I hope you survive the read. I'm not strong enough for a book like that. 😔 2w
britt_brooke I‘m so happy to see this book getting attention in media and on Litsy. It‘s such an important read, but understandably difficult to take in. When you get to Heath HS, 1997, that‘s my school. 😔 2w
Nebklvr @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I have the kleenex box next to me. 2w
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Nebklvr @britt_brooke Oh my gosh. So sorry. I heard about this book on Pantsuit Politics. One of the cohosts lived through a school shooting. I can‘t imagine worrying about this as a kid. 2w
Amiable I‘m reading this one right now as well. 😳 2w
britt_brooke @Nebklvr I‘ve known Sarah Stewart Holland since we were small. 😊 She was one of my classmates. At the time, I was a sophomore and she was a junior. 2w
Nebklvr @britt_brooke I can‘t imagine the trauma of a shooting or the need to return to a school where I or my classmates once fled to save our lives. I can‘t say I ever believed my country would shrug off the responsibility for its children like it has 2w
Nebklvr @Amiable First night I had nightmares all night. Last night I read something else right before bed so it wasn‘t the last thing I read. 2w
britt_brooke @Nebklvr It‘s ridiculous that now, nearly 22 years later, it‘s still happening. 😡😔 It‘s not an experience any child nor parent should ever have. 2w
Amiable @Nebklvr I went from Garrett Graff‘s oral narratives of 9/11 right into this one. I‘ve been a mess for several weeks now. 2w
Nebklvr @Amiable Wow! I have The Perfect Storm on the go but it isn‘t as traumatic yet (not very far in). Plus, you kind of expect nature to be ruthless. 2w
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Wishtree | Katherine Applegate
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A beautifully written, wonderfully moving story of hope and friendship.

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Panpan

This is a book of thirds. The first third of the story was incredibly boring and offputting. The second third was intriguing and actual interest in the well-being of two of the main characters transpired. The third third 😱 went completely off the rails and could have been a good time if I had felt invited along.

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Sweet and fun.

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I am not much for poetry but did like several in this collection.

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The Round House | Louise Erdrich
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A chilling tale of a brutal assault and an inept justice system.

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Two monsters, one story. A story of arrogance, stupidity, self-involvement, betrayal, loneliness, and brutality. A great gothic read.

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Started out feeling like old-fashioned noir, then planted info about 2016 election to nail down timeline. It felt shallow. Violence, sex, and neanderthals aren‘t what I was looking for but thanks. Also, some of the actions taken by a severely wounded man would be medically impossible.

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Feral Detective | Jonathan Lethem
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I hope this gets better. So far, the tone doesn‘t fit the time. Also, it is trying to be quirky and edgy at the same time and failing.

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Survivor Girl | Erin Teagan
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A great adventure story with strong young characters who learn things don‘t have to be perfect to be ok but they do need to be real.

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The melancholy atmosphere, beautiful writing, and family entanglements are definitely Louise Penny. This mystery was a weaker than her usual mind twisters. Still, once I pick up a Penny, there is no rest until the last word.

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Mehso-so

This is a very longwinded, slightly depressing romance. Magic, matchmaking, and relationship snafus galore.

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Montana 1948: A Novel | Larry Watson
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Mehso-so

This is a story of family loyalties and betrayals, the secrets small towns keep, and justice lost. The plot was good but the characters were lacking.

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A couple of high-profile teenagers learn how to work as a team in the Alaskan wilderness to outwit Russian assassins. True friendship and teamwork and a great dose of humor.

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The Last Word | Samantha Hastings
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A historical romance with a light mystery. It does a good job of portraying the class system of England and a lady‘s place in society without bludgeoning one over the head with it. The romance is fantastic...more romance than biology.

Becker More romance than biology - love it 🥰 Well said. 1mo
Nebklvr @Becker As a nurse I don‘t have anything against biology, but it is nice to see an actual depth of emotion and friendship in this young adult novel. 1mo
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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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This book is pretty intense in the romance department and in the complex characters. I would recommend it but carefully. TW: suicide

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Serious Moonlight | Jenn Bennett
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I like this oath

DivineDiana I do too! ❤️ 1mo
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The Good Ones | Jenn McKinlay
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A romance novel written as an ode to romance novels. Smart, funny, and touching.

Soubhiville There‘s something about buff men with kittens... 🥰😻 1mo
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Warcross | Lu Marie
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Action, drama, intrigue, betrayal, and love, all in one. Well written. Great plot and characters. Cliffhanger ending was slightly annoying. I am very impressed with this author and will try to find the sequel.

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Lemons | Melissa Savage
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Set in the immediate post-Vietnam era, an orphaned young girl struggling to deal with her grief is sent to live with her Grandfather in Bigfoot country. Grief, abandonment, bullying, and PTSD are all a major part of this story that still manages to be sweet and gentle.

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Travels in Alaska | John Muir
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The writing in this book was more “practical” than eloquent and occasionally felt like a compilation of lists. In other areas, Muir‘s enthusiasm, humor, wisdom, and know-how shine through with such warmth you want him to be your next travel guide and teacher (until you realize he rarely slept and was a glutton for hard core, dangerous, excursions that scared the snot out of his companions).

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Master and Commander | Patrick O'Brian
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Read this while glacier watching. If you are into all things nautical, this is the book for you. If you are don‘t know anything about boats or the English Navy, it is a much harder go.

Melissa_J Love this series! I‘m up to book 16. Have put off reading the final books because I don‘t want the series to be over 😢 1mo
Nebklvr @Melissa_J wow! That‘s commitment. 1mo
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Mehso-so

Well...it was an interesting premise but not much follow through. Clunky and not very engaging writing.

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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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A slow build but a pretty darn good story. Characters and writing-A+

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Rubyfruit Jungle | Rita Mae Brown
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25%philosophy,75%sex. Well-written but not for the prudish.

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Seattle book

Chelleo That cover is slightly disturbing. 2mo
Nebklvr @Chelleo 😂It should be perfect for me then! 2mo
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Summer Sisters | Judy Blume
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Mehso-so

A timely read for book club!

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Death is big business in America. Doughty looks at the denial and separation inherent in our current death practices. It is a shame we have moved so far from a familial goodbye to a programmed and distant ceremony.

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Karma and i are enjoying our latest read.

Kimzey 😻 2mo
Tamra A little poof! 2mo
Nebklvr @Kimzey @Tamra My little orphan kitty thanks you. 2mo
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Bookzombie So adorable! 💕🐱 2mo
Tkgbjenn1 So cute. 2mo
JazzFeathers What a cutie! 2mo
mreads 😻 2mo
brit91 My heart so cute looks like my Dixie!😻 2mo
Bookgirl I love black cats! 2mo
Nebklvr @Bookzombie Karma thanks you 2mo
Nebklvr @Tkgbjenn1 @JazzFeathers @mreads @brit91 @Bookgirl Karma thanks you or would if not so busy tearing around annihilating the rugs 2mo
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A Vietnam vet goes to Oregon to flee from his demons only to find the devil awaiting him there in the form of a serial killer. A good contemporarish (set close to end of Vietnam, not 1800s) western mystery. If you like James Doss or Tony Hillerman, give this a look see.

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A wonderful book about mistakes, forgiveness, and doing the right thing.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Willowdean is irrepressible and my hero! This book is funny, angsty, and just great.

Djspens Loved the movie! 2mo
Nebklvr @Djspens might need to check it out! 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Loved the novel and the film 💖 2mo
Nebklvr @NeedsMoreBooks Did you read Puddin? 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Not yet. Planning to 😊 2mo
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The last 400 pages were a decent read, the first 800 not so much. Tons of characters were introduced apparently to allow Author to dive into some obscure obsession and then they were gone. On the other hand, in a city the size of Paris when one character was attempting to hideout there was a ridiculous number of coincidental meetings. Jean valjean, the Bishop, and Gavroche were great. Marius was a moron and Cosette insipid. No more big books!

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This was very interesting. I learned a lot more about Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Definitely time well spent!

Ericalambbrown Right? I loved this book! I hadn‘t read anything of his before, but I heard him on NPR and gave it a go. I need to check out his new one 2mo
Nebklvr @Ericalambbrown ohhh... that does sound good! I have read quite a bit about the Roosevelts but still learned a great deal from this book! 2mo
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Anything But Okay | Sarah Darer Littman
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A brother with PTSD has a violent interaction with her classmate who is being a racist jerk. Stella is trying to cope when a local politician uses her brother and Muslim best friend as fodder for a hate wave to propel him to a campaign victory. A little romance. A lot of teen angst. A little bit of social commentary cudgel but definitely worth the read!

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Gratitude | Oliver Sacks
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Maybe I am just too tired but this didn‘t grab me the way I thought it would. Loved his Musicophilia book.

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Mehso-so

This was a good audio book. Sandra is a complex and often infuriating woman. The writing was a bit overblown but the story was interesting.

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Hatchet | Gary Paulsen
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A very simple, direct book about survival and resilience, initiative and imagination. I can understand why it is beloved by teens. I did get sick of hearing about “the secret”.

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Other than some lag in the middle, this was a great sequel. Cliffhanger for an ending.

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Mehso-so

This is like reliving a nightmare. What rich politicians have done to our democracy. What we were left with...

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Bartleby and Benito Cereno | Herman Melville
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Bartleby was great. I remain ambivalent about Benito Cereno as I have sympathy for both mutineers and those who were ?mutinied against.

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Bartleby and Benito Cereno | Herman Melville
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I should be reading Les Mis but as my soul mate, Bartleby, says “ I prefer not to”.

Becker 😂 3mo
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Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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Everyone should read/listen to this!

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This is taking forever.

MellieAntoinette What a beautiful edition! 3mo
Nebklvr @MellieAntoinette Currently, it is all i am enjoying regarding this book 3mo
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