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OliverDepp

OliverDepp

Joined February 2016

blackish bookseller and owner of @loyaltybooks in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD
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I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

DimeryRene Oh my word. I love that so much. 2y
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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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When I am at a crossroads I listen to this again and laugh my ass off/ take notes. Will the wisdom cease? No. No it will not. Now shut up and make the nachos and remember, "We don't care if you like it."

RobinW Ohhh...I really need to listen to this one. 3y
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See the Circus | H. A. Rey
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I learned to read with these books! Eternal love.

Blaire I didn't know h.a. Rey had done books other than curious George. Fun to know. 3y
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When I see a cool book about any aspect of books I sort of loose my mind and come to cradling it back in my living room. I am such a book creep.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oooh. This looks like a good present for the hubs. He's been a designer for many years! 3y
aeeklund I love this!! @RavenRenegade 3y
RavenRenegade @aeeklund THIS IS SO TRUE! :) 3y
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I Am Jazz | Jazz Jennings, Jessica Herthel
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I love #bannedbooks week in that I get to talk to customers about freedom of speech and hand sell some rad titles. Will I leave our displays up longer than a week? Of course I will.

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When in need of good company, who better than the funniest lady ever?

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The Deep Zoo | Rikki Ducornet
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Helping me get over my jonesing for a new Joni Tevis, this book makes both my academic and my popular culture hearts happy. A wonderful travelog through places and people- it makes me want to focus on the world around me more deliberately. Thanks to crew at Three Lives bookstore for exposing me to it.

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The New Small Person | Lauren Child
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I recommend this to anyone accounting for the changes of a small person or looking for #diversebooks. We particularly love finding all the jelly beans and lined up toys placed just so.

Theresa So cute!! 3y
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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"It was the first day of my humiliation." Smith gets added to my favorite opening lines list.

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New Romancer | Peter Milligan
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Finally got around to this WORDie staff favorite. It combines two of my favorite things: making fun of writers we love and determined, brilliant women. The art is sharp and the colors are bright. I'm a fan. The ending is open so not sure if it will conclude how I hope, but it's got it's eyes set on the fulfillment of the character rather than clear pairing. #bibloweekend

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Starting a new bit of nonfiction! Critical thinking is not really taught anymore, and we need it more with every generation. Just ignoring or taking the Internet whole hog was never an option, but now the parsing is increasingly difficult. So far engaging and sciencey in all the right ways.

Smrloomis Sounds good! 3y
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The Child Queen | Nancy McKenzie
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Reading in the right bar is wonderful- a good spot with great bartenders and the right ambient noise can help me fall into a narrative and I am loving this take on Arthuriana. Can't believe it took me so long to read it!

brendanmleonard That looks fantastic! 3y
MrBook Looks like a good pairing 😎👍🏻! 3y
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A personal favorite in the Holmes canon. A gently powerful tale with grave consequence, redemption, and the turning point of modern war all handled deftly in this 131 page novel.

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Foreign Gods, Inc was brilliant and delightful and that same larger view, dark wit, and ability to capture character are present in Ndibe's nonfiction. With a journalists eye on his own past he wastes no words and colors the picture fully. The subtitle says is all, "Flying turtles, colonial ghosts, and the making of a Nigerian American".

BookishFeminist What a fantastic title- I'd read it on that alone before knowing it was written by Okey Ndibe 3y
shawnmooney Sounds amazing! What @BookishFeminist said! (Except that I'm not at all familiar with this writer...) 3y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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So good so far. Atwood's skill at digging into the meat of any myth is shining here. The dramatic elements are all a glimmer, ready to burst into flame. Also, shout out to my favorite bookstore and their snazzy new mug.

Angelala007 Is this an advance copy? I can't get it until October! Wah! 3y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood

So good so far. Atwood's skill at digging into the meat of any myth is shining here. The dramatic elements are all a glimmer, ready to burst into flame. Also, shout out to my favorite bookstore and their snazzy new mug.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders

"Seated one inside the other now, they occupied the same physical space, the child a contained version of the Ms ."

Bird I want to read this book so bad! 3y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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"Each night passed with a devastating sameness."

Carol Even out of context that line is 💔 3y
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When you read a book with the likes is Kevin Young and Claudia Rankine and co and realize you've underlined almost everything. This book is like good church. Everyone gets their say. Sometimes it's a performance and sometimes it's raw. Its harshly earned beauty and warm familiarity. But it's always true and for me it's home. I want to give it to everyone, but I also feel like it was written just for me.

shawnmooney What a gorgeous review! 3y
Bibliogeekery Wonderful review! 3y
CynCruz23 Love that pen! 🖊 3y
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Devil in a Blue Dress | Walter Mosley
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And now for something completely different. I love Mosley. Excited to go back to the beginning.

Matilda I'm currently listening to Charcoal Joe and the narrator could not be more perfect. 3y
OliverDepp @Matilda oh man I'd love to listen to them on audio- good call. Going to download for my ride back from vk 3y
BookishFeminist I'm reading Mosley for the first time now, starting with this one. I'm about halfway through and loving it so far. 3y
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The Lesser Bohemians | Eimear Mcbride
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"At least she's a side to go side by with to class. ... I hate the announcing but new futures demand we reckonings so I shuffle around what I have. Not much, not much, only me. Far from exotic when there's Spaniards and Greeks."

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My final list of vacation reading. A week of camping and books. Halfway through Ward's amazing collection and want to take my sweet time with it.

GuiltyFeat Super stack. I read that first Easy Rawlins book in one sitting around 20 years ago. 3y
OliverDepp @GuiltyFeat I love Easy. Rereading for my mystery bookgroup. It's fun to go back to the beginning. 3y
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When you have about 2 dozen books to read, but this one just came out in paperback and you want to reread it... So... A+.

mauveandrosysky I loved this one. So delightfully weird. 3y
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"The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well" JK Rowling you saucy minx you!

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"A thirty-seven-year-old man, HARRY, has his daughter, LILY, on his shoulders."

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Closed Casket: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie, Sophie Hannah
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Buster finds Agatha Christie delicious. Practicing my cocktail skills and my generous reader skills. Sophie Hannah is very talented, but no one is Christie. It's a bit like meeting an old lover in a new city after you've both changed careers. Familiar, but strange.

MrBook Nice book! Nice Buster! 😊 3y
SusanInTiburon Sweet pup! 3y
LiteraryinLititz Did you get an ARC? I'm looking forward to reading it when it comes out. How did it compare to her first one? 3y
OliverDepp @LiteraryinLititz It was good! I think it was a better mystery than the first, but less firm on Christie's dialogue. 3y
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Lumberjanes Vol. 4: Out of Time | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters
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"For the love of Nelly Bly, RUN!!!"

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Finally! Just started this weird nugget of brainy goodness and I am going to have a hard time doing anything else. Also, drinking advice, a negroni goes well with any slightly surreal story in the summertime.

Rebeccak I cannot wait for this. 3y
Smrloomis Cannot wait for this either! 3y
LyndseyReads Gimme. 😜 3y
MrBook Eager to hear your thoughts. Lovely cover. 3y
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"You are just a construct, helping me to put things in order. You are my fictional audience, and as such I appreciate you very much." I adore this girl's manner, tone, dialog... She is not an extension of you; you become an extension of her. Ball has all narrative control in a book about loosing it.

Kenny Jesse Ball is one of my favorite writers. Favorite favorite. 3y
OliverDepp @Kenny ditto. Consign. Hell yes. And delight reigned (but in like a totally sad Jesse Ball poem kind of a way). 3y
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Whose Body? | Dorothy L. Sayers
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The first of a beautiful relationship. Lord Peter and I have been solving crimes and engaging in witty repartee for years, dahlings. I want to be as coolly brilliant as Harriet, as useful as Bunter, and as mad as the Dowager Duchess. No one solves crimes like Peter and no one writes like Sayers.

LizzyM I love Lord Peter! I am in the midst of rereading the whole series in order. He is under appreciated these days. And the movies are fun, too:) 4y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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"I hadn't noticed them before, but there were firemen above, yellow jackets buzzing around the hole."

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Delightful. Whimsical, fond narrative about a truly it takes a village upbringing. As a child of hippies I relate. Good memoir and top notch summer and (gulp) back to school reading. A good picture of NYC life.

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Have His Carcase | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Sick days are made substantially better with the wit and spark of Lord Peter Whimsey respectfully inquiring after the body discovered by his unrequited love. The mystery is solid and the banter incredible. This isn't so much a sequel to STRONG POISON as a continuation of the best conversation ever.

CateKeesling Agreed!! 4y
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If my lunch choice is any indication, I am pro this book. Snarky but not bitter and as genuine as diving into a better crafted version of a conversation with my own lady friends.

tkmadden loving it so much 4y
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The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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"Nearly all out-sized women are sexually cold." Oh, 1950s England...you butt munch.

OliverDepp She calls us queens later so I guess that's ok... 4y
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The Daughter of Time | Josephine Tey
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Every time I read this book there is something more delicious about it. The unraveling of history, assumptions of progress, the witty banter- it's all there and more. It takes a master to make a detective solving a crime from the medieval period from his hospital be gold. Solid gold.

LeahBergen This is a favourite of mine, too. 3y
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Murder Is Binding | Lorna Barrett
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A very cute read that goes well with my tweed dress but not so well with my low tolerance for white people problems. I do want to shop in this fictional bookstore though.

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Still my favorite opening line.

Avidreader25 I'm reading this one right now! 4y
LeahBergen Yes! 3y
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A Man Lies Dreaming | Lavie Tidhar
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This is a disturbing alternative history/ detective story in the best way. Massive thumbs up for the eerily familiar world and a perfectly balanced plot. Couldn't put it down- slayed me. For fans of Walton's Small Change series with strong stomachs.

Bianca I want to go to there. 4y
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Little grey cells- order and method.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

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