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Joined March 2016

Book. Cat. Coffee. Done. #StopLinkingToAmazon www.goodreads.com/user/show/514234-stephanie-griffin
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Utopia | Thomas More
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A satire for the early 1500s.

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Utopia | Thomas More
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Finally reading Thomas More's Utopia.

julesG You just reminded me that I read this ages ago. 2y
RealBooks4ever @julesG Did you like it? 2y
julesG Yes and no. It was good, but I wish I had had a more recent translation. The one we were using for our university course was more Elizabethan English than Modern. So those 190(?) pages dragged on and on. 2y
julesG Might have to reread an edition like yours. 2y
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Only Time Will Tell | Jeffrey Archer
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I don‘t know why I thought that Jeffrey Archer‘s Clifton Chronicles series would be a dense, intelligent read. Quite the contrary. Harry Clifton somehow lives a magically advantageous life. He gets scholarships to the best schools and falls in love with a rich girl even though they have anything in common. The cliffhanger ending left me wanting to pick up the second book immediately! But there‘s only so much eye-rolling I can put up with.

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I‘m really happy with my November reads. 💜

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The first half of this book has the same topics I heard when I saw Ferguson on his stand up tour. The second half was material new to me, which I enjoyed. Always a fan of his since one of my daughters introduced me to his late night show so many years ago! I still miss Geoff! 💀 #NonfictionNovember

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My relatives lived next door to someone in the Reed family, down in Hollister, so this audiobook definitely called to me and didn‘t disappoint! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NonfictionNovember

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So different from what I thought it would be! It wasn‘t the same tone as their podcast, which can be quite snarky (not knocking that!). I found this audiobook to be very heartwarming, thoughtful, and truthful. On top of everything Karen and Georgia are always, always grateful. I very much recommend the audiobook for all the Murderinos out there! 💜🎧 #NonfictionNovember

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All This I Will Give to You | Dolores Redondo
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Written in Spanish by Dolores Redondo and translated into English by Michael Meigs. Redondo is also the author of the immensely popular Baztán trilogy. When Spanish businessman Álvaro is killed in a car accident, his writer husband, Manuel, is suddenly made aware of a secret life that Álvaro never mentioned. Highly recommend this mystery set in Spain! ? #translation #womenauthors #Spain

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Year of the Monkey | Patti Smith
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I‘ve been busy reading for #NonFictionNovember ! Loved YEAR OF THE MONKEY, which focused on death of loved ones. Disappointed in A ROOM OF ONE‘S OWN, which can be summed up in: “A woman needs money and a quiet space in order to write successfully”. 💜

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Cult of the Ibis | Daria Tessler
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The artwork in this black and white graphic novel is amazing. The story made me sad. But the artwork! 💜 You can find this book on Hoopla. #graphicnovel #hoopla

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Book haul from Book Outlet! #outofcontrol #cantstop #dontwanttostop

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Brody catches up with the Penny Murderer. A satisfying resolution to a much-loved series! 💜

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Book 5. Brody speaks with Talia‘s mother, something she forbade him to do. Now he‘s on the run from police and needs a favor from her. I can‘t read this comic fast enough! There‘s a lot of action on these pages! 💜

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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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My random number generator picked this book for me out of my collection and it was serendipitous. Coming up on the third anniversary of my own mother‘s death, I don‘t think I was emotionally ready to read Notaro‘s experience before now. It still brought tears, but oh how I could relate!
This book has all the things I want from a memoir: honesty, growth, and at least some happiness to hold on to. Highly recommended!

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Picked this manga up in my local comics shop today, looking for something to read in the Halloween season. My thoughts after reading this? I‘m going to have nightmares tonight! The artwork in this book is remarkable. Things go from bad to worse to horrific. Reader beware!

Sace Junji Ito does amazing horror manga. I thank Litsy for bringing him to my attention. 3y
RealBooks4ever @Sace This was my first one but not my last! 3y
Sace Wise decision. I've never been disappointed by him. 3y
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This audiobook was way better than I expected! Most of the characters are well defined and I loved the fact that what happened to them after the murder and trial was illustrated. Highly recommend! 💜

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Another | Christian Robinson
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I love this children‘s picture book! It makes me happy!

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BOOK HAUL!! 💜💜💜 Just 'cuz!

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Armored | John Joseph Adams
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Mehso-so

Debbie Tung has a husband to fall back on. I choose to be introverted on my own.

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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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4 stars for the story, a fifth star for Bronson Pinchot's interpretation in voicing the story! This Halloween tale takes a bunch of boys from a small town and sweeps them through the history of Halloween, the cultures and whyfors of traditions through the ages. It tells of the never-ending fear of a new dawn never breaking. Pinchot's voice holds you spellbound - he is SO GOOD!

rsteve388 I just finished this as well! Yay 3y
RealBooks4ever @rsteve388 Isn‘t it marvelous?! 3y
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Brody's Ghost | Mark Crilley
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Just read the first four volumes of Brody‘s Ghost, a graphic novel about a man in the near future who learns to use his psychic power to solve the “Penny Murders”. He‘s encouraged by his new ghost friend Talia. Nice fantasy stuff in between chapters of a chunkster I‘m also reading: Peter The Great.

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Rocketeer Adventures Vol. 1 | Joe R. Lansdale, John Arcudi, John Cassaday, Dave Gibbons, Mark Waid, Darwyn Cooke, Kurt Busiek, Ryan Sook, Mike Allred, Lowell Francis, Jonathan Ross, Joe Pruett
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
Day 7
A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Leftcoastzen Cool 😎 3y
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Zita the Spacegirl | Ben Hatke
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
Day 6
A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

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Magnus, Robot Fighter Archives | Russ Manning, Robert Schaefer, Herb Castle, Don Christensen
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
Day 5
A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation

TK421 This is the first comic series that I remember reading. My dad used to have a bunch of these. 3y
RealBooks4ever @TK421 They're so classic! 💜 3y
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Isle of 100,000 Graves | Fabien Vehlmann
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
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A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation

Eyelit I love Jason! 3y
RealBooks4ever @Eyelit Me too! 💜💜💜 3y
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Over Easy | Mimi Pond
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
Day 3
A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation

Leftcoastzen I read this one ! Really enjoyed it. 3y
RealBooks4ever @Leftcoastzen Good to hear! I still need to obtain a copy. 😦 3y
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush
Day 2
A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Leftcoastzen OMG thank you! 😃❤️❤️❤️❤️Zippy! 3y
RealBooks4ever @Leftcoastzen 😆😆😆 Pinheads forever! 3y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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#7Days7Covers #ComicCoverCrush

Day 1

A little twist on the original challenge. Post 7 comic covers that you love over 7 days, with no explanation.

Thank you for the tag @Eyelit !

Addison_Reads 💚 Nimona! 3y
Eyelit Nimona is so great! 3y
RealBooks4ever @Addison_Reads @Eyelit Nimona‘s the best! 🐉 3y
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A fun distraction between some heavy reading.

kgriffith Picked it up for the same reason, though I haven‘t actually gotten around to opening it yet 😬🙄 3y
RealBooks4ever @kgriffith It's a quick read! 😸 3y
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Although I would love to see Russia, I‘m now convinced not to ever set foot there! I read Russian literature so I guess that will have to do! I recommend this book to everyone because we all need to be aware of what‘s happening in this shrinking world. 💜

Cinfhen Lovely photo 3y
RealBooks4ever @Cinfhen thank you! 💜 3y
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Lazarus: X+66 | Greg Rucka, Eric Trautmann, Aaron Duran, Neal Bailey
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Excellent collection of six stories in the Lazarus world! 💜 I want more!

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Wow! The fifth volume of Lazarus really packs a punch! 🥊💜

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Lazarus Vol. 4 | Greg Rucka
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A shocking incident may change the Carlyle family‘s future! A lot of warfare in this volume. Not so crazy about that but it‘s still fun to watch Forever kick butt!

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These are the books I read in August. It was a great month! I loved every book! Six non-fiction and one fabulous fiction! 💜💜💜

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I was surprised to find out that four of the serial murders committed by Earle Nelson occurred in Portland, Oregon, where I currently reside. None of the Portland history books I‘ve read have ever mentioned this. Guess I haven‘t read the right books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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[He] eventually admitted that his imagination had been overly stimulated by a combination of bootleg liquor and the gruesome crime stories he had been reading in Thrilling Detective magazine... Is that anything like the Twinkie Defense?

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Growing up under a regime that held quick public executions for people denounced by their neighbors, and let people starve in the streets, Lee felt the need to experience the outside world before she became an adult at 18. She slipped over to China. She never went back. Overall it‘s a dramatic journey well worth a read! 💜#audiobook

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Just thought I'd share my spreadsheet I created to track books in series. I buy so many "firsts" and then I see something shiny and whoops I'm reading that. Plus, I can never remember the title of the second book when I'm shopping! Hope this helps. ??

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Twilight Man | Koren Shadmi
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Covering Rod Serling‘s World War II experience is an important part of what made his personality. Shadmi then covers how Serling fell into writing in college, his professional beginnings in New York, and the highs and lows of working in Hollywood.

I highly recommend this graphic novel for readers of biographies, history, and the entertainment industry.

I thank #NetGalley for the honor of reading this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Oh how I wish I had another lifetime to read all of the books Ms Weir studied before writing this fabulous history of the Medieval queens! The times are fascinating to me. QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST is a satisfying read and if you‘re interested in this era, do pick up a copy!

Caroline2 Sounds awesome! Stacked! 👍🏻 3y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I'm probably the last person to read this but DAMN it was good!

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Well this was a downer. Jeff Hobbs‘ THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE (Simon Schuster Audio) relives the time Peace was a roommate of his at Yale, plus lots of research on Peace‘s life after college.

Very well written. What a waste of a life.

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I had so much fun reading this book! Mark Genevich is my new favorite snarky narcoleptic private investigator! 💜👁🕵️‍♂️🔍

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Two recent reads courtesy of my local library! There are some really funny observations in Wishful Drinking!

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Detroit | Charlie Leduff
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Two recent audiobook listens. There was more humor in Detroit than I expected. Really liked this one. The Feather Thief was SO boring until it got to the 80% mark. Then it got exciting, then it went back to boring. Still, it was worth the read.

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Great representation of the earliest Mickey comics! 💜

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This small book of several stories told in illustration is mostly about angry little boys. My favorite story is Turtle Keep It Steady. I‘m going to use that as my new catch phrase. 🐢 #ShopLocal #StopLinkingToAmazon

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I admit it – I picked up this book solely on the cover! The name Basil Wolverton didn‘t ring a bell but I had to know who this genius was who created such fabulous art. Turns out he was a comics creator who was born in Oregon in 1909 and began his career in the 1930s. This first volume (of two) covers his early years. I loved this book because Wolverton‘s old school space art is some of the best I‘ve ever seen. 💜

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500 Portraits | Tony Millionaire
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I LOVE Tony Millionaire‘s artwork, so I jumped at the chance to read this book through Hoopla. The portraits are of varying quality but when they‘re good they are REALLY good! I recognized only about 15-20% of the names 😕 so I‘m disappointed in myself. There‘s a running dialogue throughout the book with some interesting background from him. 💜