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Poindextrix

Poindextrix

Joined March 2016

polka-dotted Ravenclaw. librarian and lover of libraries.
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Swing Time by Zadie Smith
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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
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The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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As the new regime approaches, I worry about this in myself. I want to be useful and take action and not just sit back and talk.

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Definitely how I felt when creating a dating profile.

MyBookLife Yep!! 😆 3y
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When you kill it with the first line...

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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
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Who's surprised?

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power | Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Will Murray
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Glorious.

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I give up. There are no other books. This wins.

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Jane: A Murder | Maggie Nelson
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Heading to my "no political talk" Thanksgiving dinner and I just read this line.

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I am actually almost angry about how good this book is. It's so damn good and now I just have to move on to something else???

PatienceFortitude Oooh book hangover sucks! 3y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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"Men tell stories... Women get on with it."

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
Mehso-so

Forgot to actually review this when I finish it. Whoops. This one took a weird turn, which isn't in itself a bad thing, but the first half just felt so different from the second. I feel like it was way more subversive in the earlier parts that had Plum examining her desires and motivations. The violence and militance felt campy and off.

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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This book is a special kind of glorious.

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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
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YO

Lindy Great quote! 3y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Yuuuuup

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Just started listening to this on audio. I'm looking forward to it. Let's see what I learn...

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This is too real.

jpmcwisemorgan Being known is good. I like that. There's a movie or book character that says they'd like to be seen, I think??? It's just there in my brain but it won't come out. 3y
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SO. GOOD.

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I may have found my Halloween costume...

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This woman is actually the best.

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Superstar lady scientist fled the Nazis and taught at my alma mater? OK then!!

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Academia is THE WORST.

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I'm ready.

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I Like You | Sandol Stoddard, Sandol Stoddard Warburg, Jacqueline Chwast
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My litfluence broke 2,000! Thanks, friends! I love this community so much! 📚❤️

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📚💕🎉 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 🎉📚 3y
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Megabooks 😃📚👍🏻👍🏻 3y
pppooraikul Keep it up! 🎉🎉😁👍 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 3y
LeahBergen Yay! 🎉🎉 3y
moranadatter Yay! 3y
Eyelit 🎉👏🎉 3y
Carol Rock on! 💙📚🎉💪🍾 3y
Sue Woot!! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Love. Her.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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💯

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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The Fireman | Joe Hill

250 pages in and this book just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina | Misty Copeland, Charisse Jones
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I bought some books. Budget be damned! #illregretthatwhenrentisdue #buttheyresopretty

Louise Confession: I bought 3 books today too! 3y
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Popular Children's Literature in Britain | Julia Briggs, Dennis Butts, Matthew Orville Grenby
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Respectability politics, 1870s edition. #workreading

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I find this sentiment bot romantic and underwhelming. He's not wrong, but I do want to be told I'm loved, even if at this point the value of the word is greatly diminished.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Do I even need to write a real review? It's Toni Morrison, of course it was good!

BookishFeminist 🙌🏼🙌🏼 TRUTH. No review needed. 3y
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Boom.

Laalaleighh Said my parents every day. I just got flashbacks. 3y
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Boom.

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This was so lovely. And a great experience on audio-- it's read by the one and only Lin Manuel Miranda! There were things I didn't like about it. Mostly dealing with how other people were the ones to tell Ari who he is. I get the idea of self-denial, but I felt like the way things developed kind of weakened it. Still so beautiful and fun though!

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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"Death is a raw deal for narrative junkies."

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"I have to write an essay about Alexander Hamilton..." read by Lin Manuel Miranda = fantastic (unintentional?) Easter egg.

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Starting this as my lunch book and my first book for #boutofbooks

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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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I have all kinds of complicated feelings about this book. The writing is exquisite, but I found these stories hard to read. I remember in my adolescence having a conversation with a relative who said he didn't read books about adultery. I was taken aback. So many great books featured adultery! But as I've gotten older, I've grown less comfortable with the theme.
These stories are stark and real and complicated.
Also, CW for a dog dying...

Megabooks Yes! I found it difficult to read for those same reasons. The characters are anything but the title would lead you to believe. 3y
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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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I LOLd.

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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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In case there was any doubt about what I would choose.

BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻 3y
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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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So I want to go to the Philly #ReadHarder group meetup. But I also want to stay home and snuggle with the kitty and avoid SEPTA ridiculousness...

BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻 3y
bookishbunny Hmm, didn't know there was a Philly readharder group. But the SEPTA insanity is real. 3y
Poindextrix @bookishbunny they meet at Frankford Hall. And I live off of a trolley line, so there's extra levels of public transit frustration. 3y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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My cat tends to attack things on my nightstand if I ignore her in the mornings. I only just realized how much abuse A. Ham has suffered...

LeahBergen 😮 3y
Yournewfriendsams My cat does this too! 3y
kdwinchester 😂😂😂 3y
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Varshitha She is jealous of all the attention you are giving the books😂😂 3y
LauraBeth My cat does this to my nightstand books 😻 3y
Poindextrix Clearly we should start a book club/kitty book haters club 😹 3y
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It wasn't quite what I was expecting, but it was a fun and funny read. Let's say 3.5 stars.

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And way to bring it home 😻

Yournewfriendsams 🙌🏽😻🙌🏽 3y
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Lovely way to start the acknowledgements.

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So many rules for society. No talk of physical manifestations. No talk of drinking from skulls. My conversational arsenal is being whittled away...

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What every precocious child needs: a mountain of a man as babysitter/book club member.

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I find basically all of the characters annoying in different ways, yet I keep reading/listening (did this one on audio).