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PixieDust

PixieDust

Joined February 2017

Hiding in a book somewhere
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I often wish I could just sleep all my troubles away, this is a story about a woman that actually managed to do that. It‘s strange and made me take a good long hard look at myself. It‘s funny disgusting and not what you expect from a story, it doesn‘t have an easy resolution. The final page of this book DESTROYED me!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS

nikirtehsuxlol Girl, same. 7mo
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Mehso-so

I expecting to love this one but I didn‘t 😔 it‘s good but not great. I think it shows promise though! The dialogue could‘ve been better and I didn‘t like the end. The stakes were so high and the ending didn‘t deliver. Still think it‘s worth a read!

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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This book is so beautifully written I‘m mad at myself for not reading it sooner. The way Toni Morrison writes... its poetry... if you have not read this book you need to read is asap!

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L.A.WOMAN | Eve Babitz
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This book felt like talking to an old friend after they traveled and had adventures and learned all the gossip. In short I loved it.

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Touching From a Distance | Deborah Curtis
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A must read! It destroys the myth of Ian Curtis and turns him into an actual human being. It‘s a very powerful and short read. It can get tough when it gets to his demise but I think it‘s an important read.

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This is more philosophical than it is technical. Highly recommend if you‘re a fan of Bresson.

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This story is surprisingly so full of love and even hope. Idk how Baldwin did that but I think I need to go and read every book he ever wrote. This story is unforgettable and I can‘t recommend it enough. The film adaptation is very true to the book and one of the best films I‘ve seen this year so go run and see it too!

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I love this book so much!!!! It‘s all about the passage of time and is quite sad. It‘s told in an unconventional way. Every chapter is like a short story and every character at the center of each chapter is linked in some way. I highly recommend it and I‘m dying to read more from Egan!!

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Ok so this book destroyed me!!!! It‘s such an incredible read it‘s so visual!!!! It‘s hard to categorize the story is more than one thing. It‘s a family saga and it‘s also a story about your entire world can change in a day, it‘s also pretty political. I highly recommend this

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A great read and I think the movie did it justice! A great story that‘s really 2 different things. It‘s a coming of age story and it‘s also a story about the rot hiding underneath the veil of an upper class white family. I‘m really into these types of stories and I highly recommend this one!

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Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Wow this one messed me up I was not expecting it to end the way it did... there is so much packed into this tiny book...

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Woooooow what a read it‘s honestly one of the best accounts of depression I‘ve ever read and I can‘t believe it took me so long to finally read it!

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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FYI: The blurb is wrong it‘s not a mystery it focuses on the wife. It‘s mostly made up of the wife‘s musings on her marriage, her separation, and death. I highly recommend it if you‘re into that type of stuff.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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This was so good!!!! I don‘t read much sci fi but this had me sucked in. So much of it is about the way area X affects the biologist, psychologically and it‘s what I love about it. It‘s the first part of a trilogy but I like the end so much I don‘t plan on reading the other parts. It can work that way!

gokittygo Chicken! (Just kidding) I read them- they were good. But you're right, Not necessary. 1y
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The Crucible | Arthur Miller
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Such an important and absorbing read. I can‘t believe I went so long without reading it!! It left me wanting to read more about McCarthyism and the Salem witch trials...

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Lean on Pete | Willy Vlautin
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Ok I loved it!!!! It‘s soulcrushing but also uplifting. I came out of this one needing hugs. Just about everyone fails this kid and it made me cry. There‘s a film adaptation of this and it‘s really good too

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Hit So Hard: A Memoir | Patty Schemel
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This is such a powerful story. Schemel went through so much, there is a serious level of suffering in this memoir and yet it‘s still so hopeful. She survived and it made me feel good to know that she did!

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This doesn‘t quite capture love as it does the loss of it. Star Love destroyed me and the end of Abingdon Square ruined me. I wish Aciman would give us a book that has a more hopeful ending 😢 anyway Aciman never disappoints! I really love the idea of tracking someone‘s journey through a series of short stories I would like to read more books like this!

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I can‘t believe these stories were lost for so long. This is an incredible collection. It makes me so sad that Kathleen Collins died before she could do more. It‘s a super fast read and I wish there were more stories. Please see this and watch the only film she ever made called Losing Ground

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Delusions of Grandma | Carrie Fisher
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I didn‘t like this as much as I was expecting to. Fisher was quite a wordsmith but the story just wasn‘t very good. It‘s an interesting coming of age story though. I still wanna read more of work!

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This book made me cry my ass off I love it so much. It‘s romantic and devastating and I really need a hug right now... read it!!!!!

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I loved this book it‘s heartbreaking and so honest. Levy really bares her soul here. The way she talks about love, sex, and grief is unlike anything I‘ve read recently!! I wish it was longer!!!!

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t really like this I found it a little boring it didn‘t get interesting till the end. I hope her second book is better!

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This was a great read, very revealing. Highly recommend if you love reading about mother daughter relationships!

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This book really transported me... I was around during this era and listened to a bunch of the bands mentioned/interviewed in this book but I was a kid so I never was a part of the scene so this book was super informative and dishy. It‘s long but it‘s such a good time!

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Really good the last essay is the best... I really felt that one

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It Can't Happen Here | Sinclair Lewis

I bailed I didn‘t like this

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When She Was Good | Philip Roth
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Which one should I get?? Help me!!!!!

kelseynicburke They're both cool but I think I like the pink one more! 2y
PixieDust @kelseynicburke I think I'm getting that one lol thanks! 2y
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Won this book I'm so excited 😊 📚

ruthemmielang Yay! 😊👏🏻 2y
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It Can't Happen Here | Sinclair Lewis
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Omg this book is scaring meeeee!!!!!!

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This must be read with 1984! A great piece of satire and one breeze of a read. Orwell's takedowns of totalitarianism/authoritarianism were searing could you imagine what book he'd write if he were alive today?!?! His targets are clear and he never minced words! An important read I recommend reading it right before you read 1984!

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This was brilliant and haunting. I've never read a more affecting chronicle of the descent into savagery. We really have a cast of characters in this story and they are largely unsympathetic. Golding made the wise decision to not make his story rife with violence; the focus on the psychology made it scarier. The scenes involving the "lord of the flies" were amongst the best in the novel. Such an important read I'm astounded.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This is definitely a must read like 1984 it's timely and scary. I wished there was more focus on the government and the society but I loved Offred, Moira, and Offglen. The characters were well developed and their journeys were fascinating. The historical note was very much appreciated too! Atwood is a fantastic writer and I wanna read more from her!!

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New buy!!!! So excited for this

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1984 | George Orwell
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I can not recommend this enough! What's happening currently in the world makes this story more timely than ever. Reading this will make you realize how little things have changed. Winston is easy to relate to, he's aware to some extent of what's really going on but at the same time he's no savior. This story is full of hopelessness it's not a fantasy it's a scathing commentary. It will not fill you with joy but it will put a fire inside you...

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Wives and Daughters | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Barnes and noble are selling these editions for $5 online and in store!!

Notafraidofwords I love these. I specially go to library book sales to buy these. I have found a few. 2y
PixieDust @Notafraidofwords they have the best covers!! I want them all lol 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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My mom bought me this when I was like 12 can't believe I still have it!!!!!!!!!!

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Windfall | Diksha Basu
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I'm so happy I won this!! Also it's my bday so yay for me

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1984 | George Orwell
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Very good bit

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A Separation: A Novel | Katie Kitamura
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Katie Kitamura picked a film for this series at Film Society, answered some questions, and stuck around to sign books I'm so happy! 😁

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New books for my tbr shelf

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This is an important and incredible read. Everything she discussed in these speeches and essays is still relevant. Her work forces you to think outside of your bubble. You should read this.

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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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Excited to add these to my TBR pile

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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New buy! I'm trying to get all the dystopias! Give me recommendations in the comments! 😝

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Her essays are so good

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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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This was a great read! It was dark and mysterious. The personalities of the characters were very well developed no matter how minor they were. Sometimes storylines ended abruptly and there are some details we never learn about Mary because of that. That's my only complaint otherwise this was a fun read and the end was fantastic I could see it as a movie!

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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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I won this book in a giveaway and I just got it! Gonna start it later so happy 😊

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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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I couldn't put this book down. It's unconventional; the style might put people off but it's worth a read. It's about love (romantic and familial) identity, and motherhood. Its hard to even talk about but it's beautifully written. It's poetic, academic, and real.

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The Ghost Writer | Philip Roth
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This was fantastic I loved this book!! The way it discusses identity is just amazing and the storyline about Anne Frank was stunning. It's obvious Roth is talking about himself and that definitely makes it more appealing I love stories that feel personal. I can't recommend this enough. Please read it!!!!

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The Ghost Writer | Philip Roth
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What a great paragraph