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RedbagReadbooks

Joined October 2017

Mother of three, RN, Psychiatric NP student 👩‍🎓, runner 🏃‍♀️, Midwesterner, ADHD, and a little crazy about books. Instagram=Redbagreadbooks
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Galapagos: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut
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The Snakes | Sadie Jones
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3.5/5🐍. “Attention taken to its highest degree, is the same thing as prayer.” Bea and Dan travel to France after deciding to take a 3 month holiday. Dan is unaware that Bea is worth millions, but she refuses to use it. While in France they travel to a hotel being run by her brother Alex. A tragedy breaks Bea‘s life wide open. The story examines family, love, and money and what people will do for it. Would recommend.

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Naamah | Sarah Blake
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2/5🐯. I was really excited about this novel based on the synopsis. However I was underwhelmed and considered bailing several times. The long drawn out passages related to Naamah going out to swim were long and drawn out. The amount of sex was unnecessary. Would not recommend 😤

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A Man Without a Country | Kurt Vonnegut
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britt_brooke Love Vonnegut! 1w
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In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Ryu Murakami introduces us to Frank and Kenji. Kenji acts as a tour guide to Americans coming to dabble in the Japanese sex trade. Frank procures Kenji‘s services and we are taken on a tour of the sex trade underbelly.........
#bookstagram #books #japaneseauthors #redbagreadbooks #iowabooks #bookwormproblems #bookworm

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The Old Man & the Sea | Ernest Hemingway
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Triangulum | Masande Ntshanga
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Currently reading🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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Rabbits for Food | Binnie Kirshenbaum
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Little bunny foo foo hopping through the forest......

Weaponxgirl Picking up the field mice and bopping them on the head 2mo
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Happy Mother‘s Day!!! I get to do my favorite thing all day.... lay in bed and read a book 📚 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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4/5👏🏻. Seems to be picking. Likes it enough to go onto volume three!

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4/5🥰. Enjoyable. Not quite to the level of Saga , but I need something to tide me over for a while

TK421 I love this series! Each volume gets better and better. 3mo
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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This book. Batman returns in the background and my daughter Gracyn playing Minecraft. Good evening. Oh ....and I have wine 🍷

TK421 I loved this one. Enjoy!☺ 4mo
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3.5/5 🧩. Good quick read. Great first novel from this Nigerian author! Highly entertaining.

charl08 I just finished this one too, as my work has shortlisted her book for a whole university read project. I'm wondering what the students would make of it. 4mo
RedbagReadbooks @charl08 That is a good question. It would be interesting to know, especially when it comes to identifying with the character of Ayoola or Korede. I flip flopped a lot on whether some of Ayoolas actions were really intentional to get her sisters attention, or if she really cared so little for Korede or anyone else that she felt no remorse for the things she had done. 4mo
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The Giant's House: A Romance | Elizabeth McCracken
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3.5/5⭐️

LeslieO ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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4.5/5👏🏻. Boyne never fails to entice the reader and produce a wonderful story. From the first section you are hooked and invested in the characters (even if it is a deep hatred). Each section uses a unique voice and dialogue flow. I also loved the small reference to his previous adult release The Hearts Invisible Furies🥰. Did anyone else catch that? Definitely read!

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Managed to pass my quiz today on schizophrenia and psychotic disorders, so I am taking in a little RR&R....rest, relaxation, and reading with this chunky monkey.

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What is your caticorn name?

jenniferw88 Sassy twitchy whiskers 5mo
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CouronneDhiver Tabby Sparkle Paws 5mo
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4/5💆. A great collection of thought provoking essays. I am going to school right now to be a Psychiatric NP and it provided me with some brain 🧠 food. Several things that we all need to keep in mind when interacting or treating patients with mental disorders.

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5/5⭐️. I understand the controversy behind the idea of this book in relation to the age of Wavy and the events that occurred between her and Kellen. However, for those that have lived in situations similar to Wavy‘s and experienced the hurt, loss, and unbelievable moments where you have to grow up fast, it keeps you grounded. Growing up way before your time and beyond your years is difficult, and unnerving. It provides you with a reality check.

Suet624 👏🏽👏🏽👍🏼👍🏼💕 5mo
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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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4/5🤰🏼. Great book about The possible future of genetics 🧬, the use of genetics to create designer babies, and the financial difference and opportunities that are available for different socioeconomic classes of women. I wasn‘t crazy about the ending, however, the book as a whole was great.

Reviewsbylola I added this to my TBR when I saw @Cinfhen post about it! 6mo
Cinfhen I had to think for a few minutes about the ending @Aluciddreamer I thought it was a little too tidy and a bit of an easy way out. I really liked the dystopian aspect of this story. 6mo
Cinfhen You might be able to request it still on NetGalley @Reviewsbylola 6mo
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RedbagReadbooks @Cinfhen I agree. I wanted Jane to have more of a backbone and I was hoping she would have been there by the end. I wasn‘t crazy about her ending up with Mei 😕. But the book was very thought provoking especially with the leaps and bounds that technology takes every year. 6mo
Cinfhen Yea, I thought ending up living at Mei was a weak ending. But the ideas presented and look at class, motherhood, wealth, family, responsibility were all REALLY GOOD (edited) 6mo
RedbagReadbooks @Cinfhen I agree. I slide through the book very quickly for all of the presented ideas. I thought the author was really just scratching the surface on each of these characters. I think I wanted her to go deeper. 6mo
Cinfhen Yes, I‘ve seen the same criticism from others. I think that‘s where her debut roots start to show! 6mo
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Mouthful of Birds: Stories | Samanta Schweblin
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3/5🦅. I liked a few of the stories but the ones I didn‘t like outweighed the ones I did like. The title story was the best out of the plethora of stories. I would read more of her work.

Reviewsbylola What a pretty cover! 6mo
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Mouthful of Birds: Stories | Samanta Schweblin
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The cover on this book is gorgeous

Erofan 😍 6mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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2/5😕. People fall asleep. Stuff happens. Some people don‘t make it. People wake up. Thee end 🙄. Decent writing. Was not that interesting. Would not recommend

akckitty I've been seeing this book everywhere. I'm happy to see diverse reviewing so far. I think I might rent this from the library first, instead :) 6mo
RedbagReadbooks @akckitty I thought about buying it also, but I am glad that I just checked it out from the library 6mo
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3/5🦊. Kim Brooks takes us into her world as a mother that was arrested for leaving her four year old son in the car while she ran into the store. She explores, very briefly, different views and anxieties that parents experience in today‘s world. I thought her explorations into each subject were just too short for me. It did make me want to explore more about this topic.

8little_paws I found the idea of parenting so depressing after reading this 6mo
RedbagReadbooks @8little_paws I have 3 children and it was a little depressing reading this. However, I find that if I just care a little less about competitive parenting 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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3.5/5🎈. I was underwhelmed. I enjoyed the alternating narrative and timelines between Fiona and Yale. It was a good solid novel, I just didn‘t fall in love with it.

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I laughed out loud

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love the friendship between these guys. 7mo
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Meh. I thought the story could have had more depth. I had no connection to the narrator at all. Character development was lacking for me.

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An Unremarkable Body | Elisa Lodato
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4/5 ❤️. I throughly enjoyed this book. A young woman attempts to piece together her past following the death of her mother. The story is built around her mother autopsy report. While many parts of the autopsy are unremarkable her mother lived many struggles and hardships of her own. Laura tried to understand her place in life by attempting to understand her mother better. Great read for the second book of the year.

CouronneDhiver Non fic? 7mo
RedbagReadbooks @CouronneDhiver Fiction. The author presented each chapter with a description of her mothers autopsy report. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Stacking! 7mo
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An Unremarkable Body | Elisa Lodato
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Loving this books so far. I had to stop for a little bit and listen to my youngest two children argue while they were emptying their hampers. My daughter Gracyn told her brother Graden who is six “ you need to listen to me because I AM AN 8 YEAR OLD GIRL.” I laughed so hard ❤️❤️❤️

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War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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2/5👑
1 st book of the year finished and I was not impressed. The descriptions were too long and it felt like the story was dragging from beginning, middle, and to the very end.

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My name comes from the movie Vanilla Sky. Nothing fancy, I have used variations of this handle for 15+years 👍

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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4/5🔥. I enjoyed this book and the world building process.
I would have liked the story to have moved a little faster. The middle parts started to drag. But overall it was an enjoyable novel.

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5/5 🧚‍♂️. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 7mo
LauraJ Perfect! 🖤 7mo
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Fox 8: A Story | George Saunders
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4/5🦊. Quick enjoyable read.

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The Bus on Thursday | Shirley Barrett
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3.5/5. Um.....that was quite a trip. I am not even sure which parts of the book were real and which were fabricated in the narrators mind. All I know is that she seemed 🦇 💩 🤪

Reggie Lolololol This book was all over the place. That vacuum cleaner demonstration creeped the hell out of me. The first quarter of the book I couldn‘t decide whether to laugh or cry. AND THEN you find out maybe she hasn‘t been telling the truth the whole time. I loved it. 7mo
RedbagReadbooks @Reggie my favorite part when they were having the funeral ⚰️ service and Randy bring the turtle in during the song and Elenor has a break down. I immediately through thing from the Addams Family. 7mo
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Terra Nullius | Claire Coleman
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3/5👽. It was weird and interesting.

Soubhiville Fun bookmark! 7mo
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Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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My classes are done for the semester so I have 3 weeks of nothing but catching up on all the books I have been meaning to read 🤤🤤🤤🎊🎊🎊🙏🙏🙏🙏

Liberty 🔥🔥🔥 7mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Enjoy it! 7mo
Soubhiville That‘s wonderful! 7mo
Clairegcoleman Enjoy 7mo
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4/5🧟‍♀️. Melanie is a 10 year old girl trapped inside a government facility. During the “Breakdown” a fungus turned everyone into slobbering human eating zombies. Melanie and the other children are zombies but not quite. They speak and learn. I love the world Carey created. I am looking forward to reading more.

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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3.5/5👏🏻. Historical fiction surrounding the life of Madame Tussaud. Interesting at times and some parts really drug on.

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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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3.5/5💋. It was good and interesting at times. A small sleepy village is put to sleep where upon waking all the child bearing women are found to be mysteriously pregnant. Like the cuckoo these children continue their parasitic activity on this small sleepy town. This 1957 novel inspired the 1960 film and the remake in 1995 🥰

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Nope I am not giving this a rating. Hanna is non-verbal but intelligent but refuses to speak. Hanna spends the novel trying to “save “ her dad from her her mother. I did not like how mental illness was portrayed for this child. References were made through out the book about incidents stemming from her childhood involving her mother. I almost feel like her mother was the unstable one. Just.......nope

Reecaspieces I didn‘t finish it either. 🤢 8mo
RedbagReadbooks @Reecaspieces I finished it but by the end I just felt sorry for Hanna. My daughter suffers from ODD/ADHD and I just did not like the mother and fathers choices when dealing with Hanna‘s behavior. I agree something was wrong but they both seemed selfish about it. 8mo
Reecaspieces @Aluciddreamer see..I could not get passed the little girls tone in the book. 8mo
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4/5🍫.
Another classic Dahl that I finished reading to my 8 year old this evening. I enjoy Matilda and James and the Giant peach 🍑 more, but this is still fantastic. My daughter loved it .

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

This was my favorite book so far this year. As well as the two that finished off the trilogy Congratulations on your mile stone. #70kgiveaway
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TheLibrarian Thank you for entering! I need to get on reading this. 9mo
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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4/5🔥. I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I needed.

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4.5/5📖. Mae and Edith are sent to live with their father after their mother attempts suicide. The father has not seen them in 14 years. This book is visceral. Each character looks at the world from their own mentally dysfunctional lens. I wanted to feel empathetic toward each of the characters, but their narratives were turned so inwards, I couldn‘t even feel bad for them. Fantastic read. Highly recommend 📖📖

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3.5/5🎉. Not sure how to explain this book. Weird but strangely meditative.

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Laughter in the Dark | Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
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4/5📖. Albinus leaves his wife for a young mistress. An artist, his mistress looks to him to start her acting career. He becomes too trusting of his mistress and she preys upon his weaknesses.

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Saga Volume 9 | Brian K Vaughan
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5/5📚😞.
This was so sad. And now I hear it is going to be another year☹️. What 😡
Heartbreaking all around

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