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Noctowl1216

Noctowl1216

Joined April 2016

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Dune (Anniversary) by Frank Herbert
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Witch ELM by Tana French
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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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Oliver and I are looking forward to our stack of new graphic novels. Monstress already impresses.

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Loved the first two volumes. I had to keep Wikipedia handy each time an unfamiliar God showed up--but that was the best part. As beautiful as it is provoking.

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Been working in Sweden for a few weeks and haven't had many opportunities to pick up my book. Finding my current read on the discount rack reminds me that I'm sorely behind on my summer reading list.

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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Overall, the library held a hushed exaltation, as though the cherished volumes were singing soundlessly within their covers.

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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I'm addicted, Litsy users. It's becoming an issue.

LitHousewife I couldn't stop until the third book. :) 4y
Ms.Story I'm about halfway through the third one...Absolutely loved Outlander! Enjoy 😃 4y
Noctowl1216 I'm half way through the first and kicking myself for not staring it sooner! I'm glad I at least have two more to go! 4y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I've been looking forward to reading Outlander in the evening sun ALL DAY. Glad I've finally started this series.

ReadingMeagan Enjoy! Ps I love your iPad? Case! So pretty 4y
Noctowl1216 Nook case, and thank you! 4y
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Not that it's perfect, but I couldn't put this YA novel down until I'd finished it. My work out plans may have gone by the wayside, but I thoroughly enjoyed this take on reality entertainment.

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Enjoying reading an old favorite aloud to my partner before bed. This spooky children's tale will stay with me always.

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Sigh...

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Waaaay too cute

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Panpan

I wanted to like this book, but I felt Riggs depended too heavily on found pictures, and less on an authentically driven plot. Don't find pictures and then write a story. Write a story and find pictures to accompany the narrative. Betting the movie will be better.

MyBookLife I've been wanting to read this for a while, especially because everybody seem to love it. I think I'll give it a chance :) 4y
LitHousewife I felt the same way. Strong start, but a weak middle and end. I have no desire to read further. 4y
Noctowl1216 @LitHousewife yes! Felt exactly the same. The story unraveled as the plot thickened. I did, however, enjoy the atmosphere. 4y
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Barnes & Noble lied, this is NOT like Harry Potter. Unimpressed with the whiny, substance abusing and indulgent protagonists and their journey to a Narnia-like world. Will not continue this series.

MyBookLife I have heard so many great things about these books. I have this one myself but I haven't read it yet. 4y
Noctowl1216 I enjoyed the beginning, but felt the book unraveled when the protagonist graduated. If you're debating whether to put It down part way, listen to your gut. 4y
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Bailedbailed

Really can't get behind this book. The characters seemed so contrived--the protagonist so desperately emulating a hippie woman's ideal. Gravity defying yoga followed by tea and oversized tunics? Pass.

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Pickpick

I was surprised at the emotional depth of a book with such a succinct narrative. The narrative never waits for the reader but sweeps past decades in the blue of a page, and yet I truly cared for the women by story's end.

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride & Prejudice best accompanies spring weather.

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Swamplandia! | Karen Russell
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I judged this book by its cover and I'm so glad I did! I was taken in from page 1. Russell's Florida is lush, savage, and engrossing. A novel that's more about the telling than the story itself.