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OnlyYoo

OnlyYoo

Joined January 2019

Sometimes I read things. Catch me on good reads for mediocre reviews. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/45625299-amanda
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My dad recommended this to me to explain how terrifying it was to be a doctor during the AIDS epidemic. Patients were dying for unknown reasons and a diagnosis was basically a death sentence

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Attempting my first 24 hour readathon for the Book Junkie Trials!

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The Kingdom | Jess Rothenberg
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New day, new book 😊

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Nice day to read outside ☺️

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Super excited to be starting this today!

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“Arteloth, we are courtiers. We have no useful instincts.”
😂 help I‘m crying lolllllllll

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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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It was an absolutely beautiful book that talked about Cain and Abel, fate, inherited guilt. I think I need to sit and think about this some more. Maybe for the rest of my life

Godpants One of my favourites of all time 1mo
OnlyYoo @Godpants it was absolutely beautiful. Who were your favorite characters? 1mo
Avidreader25 Such an incredible book! 5d
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck

“We gather our arms full of guilt as though it were precious stuff. It must be that we want it that way”

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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I just finished the handmaid‘s tale a week or two ago and thought it would be interesting to compare the two. Although pregnancy isn‘t forced in The Farm the same way it is in the Handmaid‘s tale, it was really interesting to see how quickly people are able to make the mental switch at seeing someone as a person and then someone as a living incubator.

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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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Reading this beautiful book. Can‘t wait to see how it compares to one of my favorite musicals of all time ❤️

The_Old_Astronomer ...so how did it compare?? 2mo
OnlyYoo I think that the musical does a better job showing the different dynamics between Erik and Christine and Christine and raoul. But the book does a better job showing what a genius Erik is and how tortured he is by society‘s rejection of him 2mo
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I wanted it to be about empowerment for women and instead I felt that it pitted woman against woman. For my full and scathing review check out my goodreads. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2605893963?book_show_action=false

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Untitled | Unknown
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Trying to get into bullet journaling, but I have such a hard tome being consistent! Haha hopefully with a pretty aesthetic I‘ll be motivated to keep up with it 😁

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Green | Jay Lake
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I could count how many books I‘ve DNFed on one hand, so putting this book down was a real surprise to me. I felt like the book was practically concluded around page 150 which was really weird pacing. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m trying to DNF more books that don‘t really book me so I can get to books I‘ll actually enjoy.

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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Mehso-so

On GR I gave this book a 2.5. I just have such conflicting feelings. I really enjoyed the writing style and really getting into the different character‘s heads. I really felt like I was able to understand their different motivations and why they did what they did. With that said, the ending just made me feel super yucky. If that‘s the feeling that the author was going for (which it probably was) then she did a good job. ..

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It‘s a Cinderella retelling. Do I even need to say anything else? But omg guys, it was just so good!!! ❤️😭❤️

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1. Mildly embarrassed to say that I‘m on that Dramione ship but Isolation is the best fanfic for that ever.
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin. I need more Rhysand and Feyre in my life.
3. Nope
4. Yeah lol
5. No, I haven‘t seen any near me but I would!
Thanks you @The_Old_Astronomer for tagging me!

Clwojick Thanks for the tag! I live near a few little free libraries and I love them ♥️ 3mo
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I think it‘s kind of hard rating a classic because it‘s a lot slower paced and it usually requires some/a lot of analysis to fully appreciate (I recommend shmoop). Overall I really enjoyed this book and I definitely recommend!

Severnmeadows I have to admit no progress with the book (it‘s in a place named ‘difficult‘ in my brain along with Moby Dick😊) but the film has been a number one favourite with the whole family since it came out. Wonderful highland music, the Blue Ridge mountains, Daniel Day Lewis... (edited) 3mo
OnlyYoo @Severnmeadows It was definitely a more difficult read lol 😂 I haven‘t read Moby Dick yet. The size of it scares me haha 3mo
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Finished my last final today! So I‘m treating myself with a library haul 😆☺️

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Coffee and a Classic‘s April box! While I‘ve read Persuasion before, a re-read is always fun! 😊❤️

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Winding down for the night with some camomile tea and a good book 😊

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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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This book was absolutely amazing! I listened to it on audible and was having almost constant shivers. The story is about a high school athlete who got into an accident which led her into having an opioid addiction. This book was just so raw and real. It‘s definitely going to be one of my favorite books of this year.

GinaKButler In my IRL book club we all throw the name of 5 books in the hat and randomly draw three for our summer reading...I think this is going to be one of mine! 🤞🏼 3mo
OnlyYoo @GinaKButler if it ends up getting picked, let me know what you thought! 3mo
GinaKButler @OnlyYoo I will! I‘m reading it either way...I‘m on the waitlist from my library. I have a family member who had similar problems after a hockey surgery, so I‘m very interested to read this! 3mo
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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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The second book in trilogies are usually meh compared to the first. But I liked The Twelve so much I couldn‘t put the book down. The series is basically the walking dead but with vampires. What more could you ask for?

Severnmeadows Too scary for me!😀 3mo
OnlyYoo @Severnmeadows lol 😂 3mo
The_Old_Astronomer Using our dog for cheap likes, I see 😜 3mo
OnlyYoo @The_Old_Astronomer I‘m not too proud to exploit my dog 😂 3mo
Erofan Cutie 🐕❤ 1mo
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This is kind of hard for me to rate since this would be between a pick and a so-so for me. The world was absolutely lovely and I was really intrigued by the way the magic system worked. Unfortunately, I think that some of the ideas could have been fleshed out a lot more since I still have questions. But I still recommend trying this book out and I‘ll definitely be reading the next one!

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Wow this book was pretty scary. I think that the scariest part about it was how graphic some of the scenes were. I was a little disappointed with how the ending wrapped up but other than that, it was good!

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Would much rather be reading 😫

The_Old_Astronomer Study hard! 3mo
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I don‘t want Nicholas Sparks to write my love story. I want Julia Quinn to write my love story. I absolutely adored this book and fell in love with Anthony and Kate. This book is basically Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice. It‘s absolutely hilarious and the slow burn romance is great! I can‘t recommend this enough!!

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Mehso-so

This book is about a girl named Ursula who starts her life over every time she dies. It‘s kind of like Groundhog‘s Day but she starts her life over instead of just the day. While a really interesting concept (lots of butterfly effect endings) it was just too long! I don‘t mind a long book, but I would at least like for there to be a point.

Erofan Totally agree - too long! 1mo
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“You have a squad, but it‘s small and not everyone in your squad is going to agree or do the same thing. But truthfully, you hate those kinds of squads anyway.”

For anyone feeling kind of lonely today, sending you lots of love and positive vibes ❤️

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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Just finished this behemoth of a book and I loved it so much! Nobody creates characters that just come alive like Charles Dickens does. Who else would have created a character like Mr. Skimpole? If you haven‘t read this book yet, I recommend it! Be warned, it took me two months to finish, but it was so worth it ☺️

Severnmeadows I love the BBC (TV series 2005) version too! 3mo
OnlyYoo @Severnmeadows ooh I‘ll definitely try to watch it. Thank you! 3mo
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Peace and Turmoil | Elliot Brooks

The characters keep saying how they feel bad everyone a fiend dies. And it‘s really reminding me of playing Undertale. Idk if any of you have ever played it. But you should. Legit, changed my life

The_Old_Astronomer I remember how you used to go on such horrible murderous rampages throughout the neighborhood before you played undertale and changed forever 4mo
OnlyYoo Lol what? What neighborhood are you talking about? 4mo
The_Old_Astronomer Idk. I‘m just making a joke 4mo
OnlyYoo Ohhh lol I get it. Haha 4mo
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Peace and Turmoil | Elliot Brooks
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Just finished an exam. Time for books and wine cuz Lord knows I deserve it 😆

The_Old_Astronomer This picture looks so nice with the filter! I wonder who gave you that idea :P 3mo
OnlyYoo I just have an artistic eye. What can I say? 3mo
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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Just finished this book and man do I have some thoughts. This book is a super fast read, and that‘s the only positive thing (although I‘m not sure that‘s necessarily a positive) thing to say about it. The world and characters were one dimensions and I dislike everyone. Also, if your power is to suck the life out of people you touch, you‘re not really a threat unless you‘re in super close proximity. Which, come on. How often is that?

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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi

Just started this book and I‘m already 18% done. I probably would‘ve liked this a lot more in middle school. Rn I‘m getting some 1984 big brothery and throne glass, deadly female protagonist vibes. Also, Juliette is so angsty. I keep expecting her to yell, “It‘s not a phase Mom!” Did any of you read this and what did you think?

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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The writing for this book was absolutely beautiful. I really loved the complexity of this novel and all of the different character depth. I‘m sure that I‘m still missing a lot of underlying themes, but I found this book riveting and will definitely have to read it again to pick up on anything I missed the first time through.

LauraK411 I‘m sure I missed a lot too - I definitely am reading it again. Haunting... 1mo
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Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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March‘s Coffee and a Classic box. Time to read and then rewatch Gerard Butler as the sexiest phantom ever

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Birthday book haul!

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Did anyone else think that Will Wheaton‘s voice kind of sounds like Tim Allen? Just me?

If anyone hasn‘t read this though I 100% recommend. Definitely one of my favorites 💯

JoyNorstrom I just listened to this and thought Will was the perfect voice for the story. Really enjoyed it on audio. Now I feel I have to go back in and see if I can hear Tim Allen 😂. 4mo
OnlyYoo @JoyNorstrom He isn‘t my favorite voice actor but I still really enjoyed listening to it :) 4mo
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Just finished this and man, was this a bad idea to read at 1 in the morning...

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Peace and Turmoil | Elliot Brooks
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Just got this in the mail! So proud of Elliot and can‘t wait to start 😊

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This was the first spy novel I‘ve ever read and wow did I love it way more than I thought I did! This book had me laughing like a loon in the middle of the street (I listened to it on audible) and gasping during some of the more intense scenes. I‘m almost scared to watch the movie because I loved the book so much

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Definitely in the minority here, but I thought this book was just alright. I‘m currently taking a Russian history class and it definitely gave me some interesting perspectives on the literature and historical events referenced in the book. I thought that the prose in this book was absolutely beautiful. What made it really meh for me was how seriously it seemed to take itself. Other than that it was good!

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I don‘t think I can say that I love this series any more than I already do. I can‘t even say anything else except I loved this book.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Made it to the stones and trying to get to my husband, Jamie Fraser

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Visited Culloden today. RIP

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Probably one of the most beautiful covers I‘ve ever seen ❤️. Can‘t wait to start this!

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Saint Anything | Sarah Dessen
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Mehso-so

If I had a boyfriend named Macaulay I would probably never stop making Home Alone references. Is it any wonder I‘m single? Lol but all joking aside I thought this was a very sweet Sarah Dessen book (3/5) although I have to say I like The Truth About Forever more.

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Saint Anything | Sarah Dessen
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I love Sarah Dessen ❤️ hopefully I like this book just as much as Just Listen and The Truth About Forever

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I don‘t think romance novels are my thing. I didn‘t find the relationship to be believable, especially for an adult couple. Seriously they acted like children. And all they did was have sex and eat fast food. The book should have been sponsored by In N Out...

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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This book definitely through me for some loops. The only thing that really frustrated me with this book was the lack of emotional support that Quincy had. It‘s not healthy to try to bottle up your feelings to give a front of normality after you‘ve experienced trauma. Other than that, I thought this was a pretty good thriller!

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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Just started and man I can already tell I‘m in for a ride