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Due to global warming, arctic ice is melting at an exponentially higher rate than previously thought which leads to sea rise which leads to dying coastal ecosystems as the ground becomes inundated with salt water versus freshwater. Rush‘s writing is accessible and I think she did a great job connecting all the dots from the environmental to the socioeconomic to the personal. Scary to read but better to be knowledgeable. Pick!

KathyWheeler I don‘t know if I can stand to read this, but you‘re right — it‘s better to be knowledgeable. 18h
Addison_Reads Great review. This is a topic I'm passionate about because growing up in coastal Louisiana I witnessed it first hand. I'll definitely be adding this one to my TBR. 17h
Reggie @KathyWheeler It is an affecting read. I got a little depressed at work when I started it yesterday. Give it a shot, though. 17h
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KathyWheeler @Reggie I will. I live along the Gulf coast and I‘m sure it will hurt my heart though. 17h
Reggie @Addison_Reads Thank you! She writes that since the beginning of the decade more than 30 names have had to be taken off maps that depict Louisiana because where those places existed, now, there‘s just water. She gives insight to real people who still live out in some Parishes that have lost so much and are still trying to survive. It‘s a good read. 17h
Addison_Reads @Reggie In graduate school I worked on coastal erosion projects for Louisiana. It was heartbreaking watching entire communities have to relocate and lose so much to the rising waters. I'm thankful that books like this are out there to show people the severity of the problem. 17h
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This book has brought it home that we are never going back and can‘t come back from climate change. I mean, we know, but we‘re in denial. This book is so informative, but it‘s a downer. I needed this paragraph.

Theaelizabet I bought this, got a little ways in, and then set it aside for a better day. It was still winter and I can only take so much gloom. Seeing this reminds to pull it back out. 23h
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@Jas16 Thank you so much for the books and this lovely postcard! I loved this book. An unnamed Indian woman is shot in her driveway. The book is her thinking about her life as she bleeds out. It is nonlinear. She is a woman who simply just wants to “be” while living in a world all too eager to inform her who she should be based on her gender and the color of her dark skin. I thought the writing was lovely. I ached for her and her children. Pick!!

AmyG @Jas16 is the sweetest! 3d
Jas16 Glad it arrived safely and so happy that you enjoyed it. 3d
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This science fiction/fantasy mashup had everything. It made me laugh, I saw a clear movie with all the action going on in my head, and it even punched me in the heart a couple of times. It all starts off with Gary, a half unicorn half man getting out of jail after having been there for 10 years on a murder charge. He hooks up with his old ragtag crew and they head off into space hoping their pasts won‘t eat them ALIVE!!!Super Pick!!!

Reggie @Squidapus Thanks for putting this out there. 5d
Cathythoughts Sounds completely mad ... in a good way ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 5d
Reggie @Cathythoughts it‘s so good and I‘m not even doing it justice. Check it out. I preordered the sequel as soon as I finished it and I never preorder anything. 🙂 5d
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JennyM Sounds a hoot!!! 5d
Reggie @JennyM it is. But it had a lot to say about humanity and it got real dark in some places. The feels sneak up on you in this one. So good. 5d
Mandoul Thanks, i'm sold! 5d
Reggie @Mandoul I‘m glad, because it deserves to be read. I hope you like it! 5d
Mandoul You had me at unicorn chimera in outer space! 5d
saresmoore This sounds like it might be exactly what I need right now. 5d
Reggie @saresmoore go for it!! 5d
Centique Space unicorns - this is something I didn‘t know I needed! 🦄🌓💫 5d
readordierachel Yay! I have a copy of this on my shelf right now! 4d
Reggie @Centique not only is the universe super diverse with mythical creatures, his copilot is a lesbian, Maori woman in a wheelchair!!! Lol, it‘s got a lot going on. 4d
Reggie @readordierachel The whole thing sounds super silly but it‘s totally worth it! (edited) 4d
Centique @Reggie whoa! That‘s awesome! 4d
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Katerina | James Frey
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The MC, in the present, is depressed, preventing him from #fixingahole in his life. Then he gets a phone call from someone that takes him back to the 90‘s in his 20‘s when he left school to go to Paris where he got #hookedonafeeling about a girl. I thought about this book a lot when I read Milkman because of the repetitive sentences just switched around. But Middle Sister was no cocaine addicted alcoholic. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Nice mash up!!! Is this the same author as 1w
rohit-sawant Awesome post! 🙌🏼 1w
Eggs Great job and I 💗 the pic collage 1w
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gradcat I didn‘t even know about this book by Frey...is it fairly new? 1w
Reggie @Cinfhen yes it is. @rohit-sawant @Eggs Thanks!!! @gradcat it came out last year. 1w
gradcat Sounds kind of interesting...thanks for the info! 7d
Cinfhen Now I see it mentions A Million Little Pieces on the book cover 🤦‍♀️ 7d
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merelybookish The reviews of this were dismal. But you disagree? 5d
Reggie I do but I think it may be that I‘m a dude and this would go under that crass title of “prick” lit. Where it‘s written in a guy way, by a guy who is drunk and throwing up, but if you can manage to look beyond that there is a crushing love story. I did, I did like it. @merelybookish 5d
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rohit-sawant Great pick! 🙌🏼 1w
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Reggie 1w
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻 ❤️ 1w
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erzascarletbookgasm Great choice! 1w
Suet624 Beautiful 1w
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Stray City: A Novel | Chelsey Johnson
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This feeling of #sweetdisposition is one I always wanted #8daysaweek but was lucky enough to have experienced a couple of times in my 20‘s. P.s. this book is wonderful! #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

LauraBeth I ❤️ this passage! 1w
KarenUK Love this.... stacked! 💕 1w
saresmoore I love this! 1w
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Eggs Ahh nice one! The passage is unique! 1w
Cinfhen Nice mash up and book sounds good!!! 1w
CoverToCoverGirl You always post the best things! 😊 1w
Reggie @LauraBeth @KarenUK @saresmoore @Eggs @Cinfhen Thanks so much!! It was Pride weekend 2006. I‘m dancing with my best butch lesbian friend at the OP in El Paso. The song is a Selena mix and I know I‘m buzzed but we‘re Spanish dancing and everything starts to go slowmo for me and I look around and there‘s so much joy. And love. We were all in it together. When I read this I immediately thought of that. 1w
Cinfhen The above image really captures that sense of love, belonging and feeling that your part of something special 🌈 Thanks for sharing your memory💕 WOW, it just hit me.....2006 was a LONG time ago😂😂 1w
Reggie @Cinfhen I pay out jackpots to kids who were born in the mid 90‘s now. I was in high school. When they were being born. I‘m starting to feel old. Lol 1w
Cinfhen Don‘t get me started!!!! #YoureOnlyAsOldAsYouFeel and today that‘s about 101 😂😂 1w
Suet624 What an amazing quote. Took me right to that feeling. 1w
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Looker | Laura Sims
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This colorfully dark story is about an unnamed woman hurtling towards the edge of her sanity. I spent most of this book in an upper body clench because of how awkward this got. And then I was afraid of and for this woman. Laura Sims is a great writer who you can tell is also a poet. This rich character study won‘t be for everyone but it was a pick for me! Thanks @collegecatlady for this selection. #groupZ

batsy Nice review, Reggie. I like the sound of this. 1w
Reggie @batsy it reminded me of Indecent a little. I think you‘d like it. 1w
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great review, stacked ♥️👍🏻 1w
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Nute Scared to read this, but want to read it after this review. Nice job, Reggie. Stacked! 1w
Reggie @Nute Thanks!! I hope you like it. 1w
Redwritinghood I liked this too. Crazy but good. 1w
Reggie @Redwritinghood I almost didn‘t want to read the last 10 pages because I was afraid of what was going to happen. 1w
Reggie @Redwritinghood lol, also I‘ve never been so tense as when someone is just setting down their dish for a neighborhood bbq. 1w
LA_Mead @Reggie that WAS a crazy book! The narrator was so creepy. 1w
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Looker | Laura Sims
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This unnamed narrator, who is an English professor is probably thinking “#SaveMe from these future wannabe #paperbackwriter (s)!” Just started this book tonight and thought it was a straight up stalker book by its description but it‘s so much more. #BeatleMaynia #MovieMayMagic

Eggs Another great combo🤗 1w
Reggie @Eggs Thanks!! 1w
CoverToCoverGirl It came into my shop today, should I scoop it up and bring it home to read? 1w
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Reggie @CoverToCoverGirl it‘s the portrait of a young woman who is drowning at life because she has failed at being fertile after failed Invitro shots which has led to the dissolution of her marriage and because she has no one else around her she spends most of the time inside her head with very uncomfortable thoughts that lead to uncomfortable actions. I haven‘t clenched this much while reading a book in a long time. But can I put it down? No. Lol 1w
Cinfhen Are there similar vibes to 1w
Reggie @Cinfhen funny you should ask that, there were parts that happened today that made me think of Tampa. 1w
Cinfhen Just what I wanted to hear....#stacked 😉 1w
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Soft Apocalypses | Lucy a Snyder
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This was alright. This collection of short stories ran the gamut from horror to science fiction to fantasy. Lucy Snyder does not lack imagination. From zombie tigers to voodoo to planetary disasters to what has got to be a nod to Clive Barker in a story that contains what can only be the Le Marchand box she kept me reading. My only complaint is that half these stories are show and the other half are tell.

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Soft Apocalypses | Lucy a Snyder
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In the story “Antumbra,” the #spaceoddity doesn‘t hit Earth but flies right by us. A lot of people weren‘t able to say #whenIm64 because shortly after the rotation of Earth stopped, 4 billion people died. This story starts out with this event but then goes FULL. TILT. BOOGIE. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Cathythoughts Nice one for prompts ♥️👍🏻 2w
Reggie @Cathythoughts Thanks!! Hope you‘re still having a great time in Spain! 2w
Cathythoughts Ah gracias Reggie ! All good ☀️ 2w
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Cinfhen FULL.TILT.BOOGIE #HellYeah 🛸👽👾 2w
rohit-sawant Love this! 😄💜 2w
Eggs Well done 👍🏼🤗 2w
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The Unknown Errors of Our Lives: Stories | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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#immigrantsong I chose Chitra Bannerjee Divakaruni #because she‘s is one of my all time favorite authors. These two books are her collections of short stories that talk about the Indian-American experience and the struggle that happens while trying to exist between two cultures. Her writing is poetic and lovely. I love her. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Tamra I‘ve not heard of her, stacked! 2w
Cinfhen Not familiar with this author... will need to remedy ‼️ 2w
Eggs Lovely 💞 2w
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zuzia She is also my favorite author! I love her books! 2w
Reggie @eggs Thanks!! @zuzia Sister of My Heart is one of my all time favorite books. And I know it probably won‘t ever end this way, but I always hoped she would write a 3rd book where Sudha, Sunil, and Dayita ended up together. 2w
Reggie @Tamra she‘s soooo good. Start with Sister of My Heart if you ever give her a chance. 2w
BiblioLitten 💕 1w
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Lucy and Owen think they‘re being #modernlove (ers) by opening up their marriage. Owen finds Izzy, someone seemingly easy who turns out to have boundary issues and Lucy becomes what starts out as a #daytripper to the city to be with Ben but she ends up breaking the rule of “no falling in love.” This was hilarious with plenty of deep issues underneath. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Ive stacked this from a previous post by you!! Sounds really enlightening 😉 2w
CarolynM Sounds good to me. Stacked. 2w
marleed I liked this book. And good pick! 2w
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rohit-sawant Nice pick! 2w
Eggs Nice double play!! 2w
crazyspine I like the picture how'd you do that or did you find it like that? 2w
Reggie @Cinfhen @CarolynM @rohit-sawant @Eggs Thanks!! They also live in a well to do little town that is also a little crazy. 2w
Reggie @marleed Thanks! I really liked the letter Izzy sends them in the end. The one about saying they had enough. I really liked this book. 2w
Reggie @crazyspine I use this little app called pic collage. I take the cover of the book off the internet. And in the app itself there is this option called Backgrounds where you can use a photo or search for something. I use search and often just type in colors that match the book cover. Like this one I just typed in teal and turquoise and it comes up with all kinds of that color combo and just chose this one. Hope that helps. 2w
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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The main character‘s namesake all starts when his father purchases a #tickettoride the train in India. #BeatleMaynia

Eggs This photo!! 2w
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Soft Apocalypses | Lucy a Snyder
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So Lucy Snyder is one of the authors from the vampire anthology I liked so I thought I‘d check out more by her and it‘s already intense. But it seems that these two infected, with what, we don‘t know yet, individuals have #alustforlife. #MayMovieMagic

readordierachel Yowzah 😱 2w
Redwritinghood Idk - that‘s kinda gross. 😉 2w
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Thanks @rohit-sawant for this rec!!! It totally scratched that itch for vicious vampire stories. I liked all the stories in here and there were some new to me authors that I‘m gonna check out. There was a nice variety of story, mind bending, suspenseful, eerie, some even had heart, and others were all action. My favorites were Mrs. Popkin, The Separator, and The Yellow Death. I give it an enthusiastic 5 incisor puncture wounds to the neck!!!🧛‍♂️

LibrarianJen Oooh! I don‘t really like horror but I cannot pass up vampires. 🧛‍♂️ 2w
Reggie @LibrarianJen get it for Halloween and then read one a night. 2w
GhostStories @Meredith_From_STL Sounds like something you would like! 2w
LibrarianJen Good idea! 2w
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#Youcannevertell what‘s gonna happen in a Clive Barker novel. In this sequel to The Great and Secret Show, woman named Phoebe is dreaming of her lover, Joe, whose spirit happens to be in the room. Her dream partially brings back his body that later on gets finished by the Shu which are creatures from the sea of Quiddity who are believed to be pieces of God. It‘s complicated. #Allmyloving. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

DivineDiana Sounds like it is! 🤔 2w
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻 (edited) 2w
Eggs 🤗👏🏻👍🏼🌺 2w
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Redwritinghood 🤔🤔 2w
Reggie @Redwritinghood Have you ever read Barker before? I started him when I was a teen and I remember just being in awe of his imagination. Just a warning not all of it is nice. 2w
Redwritinghood @Reggie Only a little. I‘m not a big horror fan, so I haven‘t looked for his stuff. 2w
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The Boys of Summer | Richard Cox
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Each of the characters in the beginning of this book are probably praying to God to #gimmeshelter because there‘s a tornado and not everyone has made it home in time. It‘s a very intense and horrifying start and not everyone makes it. #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Intrigued 🤓 2w
rohit-sawant Sold! 2w
Eggs Stacked 2w
Cathythoughts Nice one ♥️👍🏻 2w
Reggie @Cinfhen @rohit-sawant @Eggs It gets a little Twilight Zoney in the end. @CathyThoughts Thanks!!! Hope you‘re having a fab holiday!! 2w
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#adayinthelife of reader me at work has had enough!!!I‘m gonna have to start taking my breaks and lunches in our office to avoid people just so I can read. The book in front of my face is almost like a beacon telling people I wanna talk. Maybe I‘ll buy one of these partitions. #BeatleMaynia

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I hear you! I am constantly amazed how rude people can be. I get interrupted while I'm reading all the time. 2w
Centique That‘s frustrating 🙄An invisibility cloak would come in handy. Wish I had one to send you! 🧙🏻‍♂️ 2w
Eggs I can relate-it seems, to nonreaders, that preferring books to chatter is incongruous and socially errant!!!! Such is the nature of the peopley workplace... 2w
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Jee_HookedOnBookz I used to leave my work place for lunch, drive home, (I'm lucky my work place is close by) then read 😅 When I was a new staff, I tried reading at my work place. Didn't work. Too much interruptions. So I resorted to reading at home hahahaha 2w
Reggie Lol, thanks @Centique. At this point I‘d settle for a nice nook in the room of requirement. I can‘t wait to hear your podcast episode!! 2w
Reggie @RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Eggs @Jee_HookedOnBookz Unfortunately we can‘t leave work for lunch. There is this security guard who watches sports and he knows I‘m not watching and he still asks,”Did you see that sick play bro?” Lolol I bring the book down from my face and he explains what I missed. Argghhhh!!! Lol I put my book back up only for the cycle to being again in a couple of minutes. He‘s 1 of 3 I try to avoid. They‘re all so nice, but I 2w
Reggie Just wanna read. 2w
minkyb Oh...my heart feels for you... 2w
Reggie Thanks @minkyb!!!! I‘m just being a crabby patty. I can usually knock out 50-100 pgs on my breaks at work but it‘s been rough lately. 2w
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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#RedRightHand always makes me think of Scream, which always makes me think of Sidney Prescott, played by Neve Campbell, which makes me think of Final Girls by Riley Sager, which I thought was meh, but was more me than the book. In all these horror situations you think, if they‘d just #cometogether they‘d be ok, but everyone likes to go check out that noise outside, in the dark, by themselves, after having lost their virginity. The background 👇🏼

Reggie girl is my favorite final girl, Chris Higgins, (Dana Kimmel)from Friday the 13th Part III. #MayMovieMagic #BeatleMaynia 3w
Eggs Loved reading this post🤗👌🏼👏🏻😊 3w
Reggie @Eggs Thanks, this was a fun one!! 3w
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batsy Haha! Great post. Honestly why is everyone so determined to check out that weird noise on their own?? 😂 3w
Cinfhen So happy to have an original #ReggieReview 🙌🏻❤️and Final Girls was totally meh for me too!!! 3w
Cathythoughts Oh stop !! What are these people thinking... 😱 3w
GatheringBooks well said!! very very true. and why can‘t they all hear us screaming from behind the screen to please just please don‘t open that door to the unknown. 🧚🏼‍♀️😱📚🤣💕 2w
MicheleinPhilly YAAASSSS! ❤️ Scream, LOVE IT. 2w
rohit-sawant Awesome post! 🙌🏼 Feel likewise about that trope 😆 2w
Reggie @Cinfhen Thanks!! 2w
Reggie @MicheleinPhilly my first year in college it was the only VHS tape I had that my brother gave me for X-mas that year. So it played all the time in my room, while studying, when friends were over, I could probably recite that movie verbatim. Lol (edited) 2w
Reggie @rohit-sawant Thanks, man!! 2w
readordierachel Well done 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
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This short story is called “Mrs.Popkin” and I don‘t exactly know who or what is the vampire in here, yet, but there‘s multiple POV‘s and it‘s all very compelling. This passage has a little of #letitbe and some #dontstopmenow. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Nice 👍🏻 I‘m sure there are some #clues 😉😉😉 #StarTrekSummerMay 😘😘 3w
Eggs Well done🤗 3w
rohit-sawant Great pick! This was a fun one, too. 3w
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Reggie @Cinfhen oooh I see what you did there. Lol 3w
Reggie @Eggs Thanks! 3w
Reggie @rohit-sawant I liked this weird, creepy, one. Makes me want to read more by Dan Choan and Lynda Barry. 3w
Megabooks Yes, there are definitely some clues! 3w
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This is definitely a #herecomesthesun to save the day kind of vampire short story. In it, Kristen thinks “I can‘t believe #howfarIllgo.” She‘s a librarian, who after a vampire kills her boyfriend on a secluded mountain late into the day, has to spend the night in a dead elk carcass for warmth on some rocks in the middle of a stream. Side note: did you guys know vampires can‘t cross water? I had no idea. #MayMovieMagic #BeatleMaynia

Cinfhen Really??? Like the Wicked Witch of the West??? #WaterIsMyNemesis 3w
Reggie @Cinfhen I looked it up on the internet, because you know it never lies, but it says that beside sunlight, water in motion is the only other natural vampire killer. Who knew! #vampiresoflitsy are probably pissed about this post. (edited) 3w
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rohit-sawant This was one of my faves from the collection! 3w
rohit-sawant Have you read "Paper Cuts," "Shadow and Thirst" and "We are all Monsters here" yet? Those ones really stayed with me. Can't wait to read your review of this. Speaking of, I should get around to reviewing it myself ? 3w
Reggie @rohit-sawant I‘m up to We are all Monsters here right now, but honestly I‘ve liked all of them except for the firefly interpretation and even then Seanan McGuire still writes the most beautiful 2 paragraph metaphor about the real impending storm and the one we all go through with puberty. Anyways, yeah, Paper Cuts was good. Vampires as books, with a Nazi intersection. It was pretty good. This book is definitely scratching an itch. 3w
Megabooks I did not know this. I have the tagged book in my #Audible TBR. (edited) 3w
TrishB I learned that in the Hammer films 😁😁 always good to know. 3w
Reggie @TrishB I don‘t know why I‘m thinking Terminator but what are the Hammer films? 3w
TrishB https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_Film_Productions the original Dracula films with Christopher Lee scared me so much when I first saw them! 3w
Eggs Great use of media/books 3w
gradcat I‘m stuck on vampires not being able to cross moving water...nice little factoid there. 😂 3w
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The Notebook | Nicholas Sparks
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We never questioned whether Noah would love Allie after she was no longer #youngandbeautiful, but we had no idea he would spend his last years telling her about their #yesterday(s)......😭😭😭. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen Great graphics!! I didn‘t peg you for a Nicholas Sparks reader 😛 3w
gradcat Great tie-ins...you‘re a master of the craft! 👌🏻 3w
Reggie @Cinfhen Thanks! This is in my top ten of all time. 3w
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Reggie @gradcat Thanks! I think the road forks tomorrow. 3w
gradcat You‘re very welcome! 😂 3w
Eggs Great multitasking!! Admirable choices @Reggie 3w
Itchyfeetreader Excellent two for one there! 3w
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Six Wakes | Mur Lafferty
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#AcrosstheUniverse #WeveOnlyJustBegun this novel as Maria wakes up on a ship in space in her clone body looking out at 5 other murdered cloned bodies. In this future, you can download your mind into a clone and live forever. The only problem? Nobody has any recollection of how their clone bodies were murdered. This was such a good space mystery that had to do with a lot of cloning issues. Good stuff!! #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

Centique I am here for all the #cloneproblems 😍 3w
Cinfhen More #GoodStuff !!!!! 3w
Reggie @Centique you would like this then. It‘s very clever. 3w
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rohit-sawant Oo this is so intriguing! 3w
MidnightBookGirl I enjoyed this one and used it for the bookstore's book club! 3w
Eggs Great choice @Reggie 👍🏼👏🏻🤗 3w
Reggie @Eggs Thanks!! 3w
Reggie @rohit-sawant @MidnightBookGirl I‘m not a big sci-fi reader but this one made me think I could read a lot more. 3w
SW-T This was my favorite Mur Lafferty 😊 3w
Reggie @SW-T it‘s my only Mur Lafferty. 😊 3w
MidnightBookGirl @Reggie I always use to be more of a fantasy reader when I did dip into the sci fi pool, but we actually read quite a lot of sci fi for book club! 3w
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Motherless Child | Glen Hirshberg
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Natalie and Sophie go to a local bar to see a musician named Whistler who happens to be a vampire who just happens to turn them. After Natalie resists the urge to eat her baby, #shesleavinghome #behindthewheel of her car determined to find out how she can find Whistler to save her and Sophie‘s life. This book turned out to be darker than expected. Good stuff. #MayMovieMagic #BeatleMaynia

Cinfhen My idea of #GoodStuff and your idea of #GoodStuff is a little different 😂😂😂 3w
Reggie @cinfhen sometimes it matches up. Lol #Guapa #MermaidsinParadise 3w
Cinfhen Yes, we‘ll always have #Guapa #Mermaids and #AllTheRivers 3w
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Lindy Vampire tempted to eat her own baby? Yup, that sounds pretty dark. 3w
Eggs @Cinfhen our prompts are compatible so far 👏🏻 3w
Eggs Love how you combined prompts! 3w
gradcat Omigod! I‘m torn between cracking up & running for cover...fantastic tie-in to the prompts! 🧛‍♀️ 🧛‍♂️😱 3w
Reggie @Eggs @gradcat Thank you!! 3w
rohit-sawant Cool multitasking! 👏🏼👏🏼 Also stacking this one! 3w
readordierachel "after Natalie resists the urge to eat her baby" ?? That's quite a sentence 3w
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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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This was really safe YA that deals with MC Ariel (hard r, boys name, we‘re not talking mermaids) Stone puts so much pressure on himself to be perfect and be valedictorian and get into Harvard. But with all that pressure maybe he‘s missing the important stuff. There is a very cute Harry Potter-themed gay romance. Beautiful Jewish culture in here (ever since watching Kissing Jessica Stein I‘ve been on the lookout for that Jewish family in NM I 👇🏼

Reggie can bully into inviting me over for a Seder or a Shabbat just to see and hear the prayers). Most shocking in here is a Muslim kid whose hobby is photography whose whole family supports a photography future but he is angry because he has a closet dream of becoming a doctor. WHAT?!!!lol. Even though it was safe I enjoyed it and was emotional. And the author had 3 whole pages of acknowledgments and even includes a Matzoh Ball soup recipe. A Good, (edited) 3w
Reggie Clean, YA. 3w
mreads Great review 😀👍 3w
Reggie @mreads Thanks!! 3w
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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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It‘s nice to know almost 12 years later after the last book came out, kids use Harry Potter to flirt with each other over tutoring.

DivineDiana 😀 3w
readordierachel Adorable 3w
Reggie @DivineDiana @readordieracheal later on the guy who isn‘t into Harry Potter aces his calc test and tells the tutor, “I feel like I just passed one of my O.W.L.S.” Lol 3w
DivineDiana Love it! ❤️ 3w
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The Talented Ribkins | Ladee Hubbard
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For 72yo Johnny Ribkins it may seem like a #Long&windyroad driving all over Florida with a niece he never knew he had, trying to find money he buried all over the state, while visiting relatives along the way which make it feel like he‘s on the #HighwaytoHell, all so he can pay off a mob boss. Also, the Ribkins each have a superpower. Shout out to The Road which I have overused but would also fit these prompts. #BeatleMaynia #MayMovieMagic

rohit-sawant I stacked this a while ago after reading your review! Nice pick! 3w
Cinfhen SAME @rohit-sawant !!!!! 3w
Eggs A two-fer! Excellent!! 3w
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SW-T I was pleasantly surprised by this one when I read it. 3w
Suet624 You made me stack this one already! 3w
gradcat This sounds like it would be very amusing...is it a funny-ish novel? (edited) 3w
Reggie @gradcat it is a funny-ish novel, but it's also one of those looking back at your life and seeing it for what it is. And that even if your family is crazy, they're still your crazy family. It was touching. 3w
gradcat Thanks for answering my question...sounds very good to me, so I stacked it. 📚👍😊 2w
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One of Us | Craig DiLouie
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This was muppet babies, as if they were mutants of the X-men universe, caught up in a slavery allegory written by the writers of The Walking Dead. Rough.

Libby1 That is an amazing review. Stacked! 3w
Centique God I loved the muppet babies. 😂 I probably can‘t read books about muppet babies in peril though 💔💔 3w
Reggie @Libby1 Thank you! @Centique Right!!! They were soooo cute. I loved Baby Gonzo. He just loved Piggy so much. 3w
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Centique @Reggie me too! Man I miss cartoon Saturday mornings. 3w
Reagan-reads Another great review! Stacked! 3w
Lindy The muppet babies at the start of your review brought the movie Happytime Murders to mind and then I couldn‘t get the comedy aspect to leave while I read the rest of the review, even though the book sounds grim. It‘s weird when that happens. 3w
Itchyfeetreader Muppet babies - I loved that show! Awesome review 3w
rohit-sawant Well, obviously stacking 😄 Great review! 3w
taraWritesSci @rohit-sawant Ditto this! Thanks @Reggie, your reviews really help with picking the next read. 😊 3w
Addison_Reads Well after that review I have to read this now. 😀 3w
Rissreads You‘ve got my attention! 😆 3w
LaraReads I‘m in too! 😳🤣 3w
Suet624 Lordy! 3w
Reggie @Reagan-reads @Itchyfeetreader @rohit-sawant @taraWritesSci @Addison_Reads @Rissreads @LaraReads Thanks!! I honestly thought the writing could have used a bit of subtlety but before I knew it I was sucked in. 3w
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One of Us | Craig DiLouie
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I‘m so fcking angry right now. This is what I want to do to this book. #whenthrowingitacrosstheroomisntenough. It‘s good. I just didn‘t realize how invested I was until a certain part happened. #deepbreaths

Centique Aarrggh! I feel for you mate 🥵 3w
Cathythoughts Just read the summary ... I can only imagine.. 🤬. I feel for you too 3w
LaraReads That hashtag is everything! 🙌🏻 3w
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The Mine | Ray, Arnab
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@Parvez Thanks for putting this out there. I really liked it!! A mining dig discovers an ancient structure beneath the desert of Rajasthan. Soon after, horrific “accidents” take place. Five experts in their field are brought in to assess the situation. These five experts are not aware of how their pasts have now brought them to this place of evil. Great pacing, great characterization, lots of twists. And even if I had a few ‘but how....‘s in👇🏼

Reggie the end, I don‘t care. Great scary pick from India! 4w
Parvez @Reggie I am glad you liked it. Arnab Ray is a very talented writer. You should check out his other book, such as Yatrik and Mahabharata Murders 4w
rohit-sawant I've been meaning to read this! 4w
Reggie @Parvez Thanks! I‘ll check them out. 4w
Reggie @rohit-sawant It was pretty good. It felt like I was watching a movie. 4w
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The Mine | Ray, Arnab
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A man looking back on the lawn that once held court to his wife(no longer there, dead or separated we don‘t know), his father (deceased), his daughter(dead or is alive in some kind of slave trade), and his brother, the only one who is left, a simple man after suffering a prolonged fever as a child. It‘s the obligatory “feel for this man!!!!” paragraph right before he goes off to wherever to get killed. I‘m a sucker for these.

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The Murmur of Bees | Sofía Segovia
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This was like watching something grow. It‘s a little slow but at the end, beautiful and very worth. Taking place in the early 1900‘s, Mexico, a young baby is found alive covered in bees. He is saved by the local wet nurse. His name is Simonopio. He and his bees will forever change the lives of the godparents who care for him, Francisco and Beatriz, as well as their son, Francisco Jr. This is one of those books about life I didn‘t know I👇🏼

Reggie needed until I finished it. So good. (edited) 1mo
Jenken1998 I just grabbed this. Glad you liked it. I am looking forward to it. 1mo
Reggie @Jenken1998 I hope you like it. I did think about bailing on it early on but glad I didn‘t. And then, I spent the last hour of reading it crying off and on. So there you go. Lol 4w
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Centique Awesome review Reggie. 😍 And the cover is so beautiful too! 4w
Reggie @Centique Thanks!!! Yeah, this was one of those free ebooks for World Book Day. As a mother, I think you would like it, or just be nodding your head to a lot of it. 4w
Centique @Reggie I‘m sure I will! I‘ve had a lot of moments lately of realising my teen is living in a different world. Not that parental knee jerk “social media is ruining everything” feeling - but seeing her in that life stage of wanting to change the world and having the energy to do it. 💕 4w
GatheringBooks ooh. sounds like a slow burn. 4w
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofía Segovia
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This book is slow going, but has some really nice moments of people realizing certain moments in life. There‘s one where the mother realizes the times she grew up in are not the times she‘s living in. Which sounds simple but there‘s an emotional adjustment that comes with such things. There‘s this other moment where her and her husband realize they are getting older. Just nice. However, I‘m reading a mindless slasher after this.

Nute Sometimes, this is all I want from a book - a few lovely moments! 1mo
Leftcoastzen That thing is happening to me more and more , knowing its not the same world I grew up in , some elements of culture not interested in my demographic.Even though I wouldn‘t consider my interests to be typical of most of my generation. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Adding some things are better improvements won , lost , then struggled for again. 1mo
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Reggie @Leftcoastzen so there‘s this book called The End of the Day by Claire North where this man who is an emissary of Death goes to a South American forest to give respect to this woman who is about to die who is the last speaker of her known language. The book makes it clear that after her no one will know that such a language will have existed. The other day at work, because I work at a tribal casino, I met a customer who had attended a conference 1mo
Reggie On Indigenous language. And how he at 25 was the youngest person from his tribe who was close to fluent. And that he was pretty sure their language would die out. Just depressing. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Oh gosh , I know! the thought of humanity losing language like this is heartbreaking . 1mo
Tanisha_A Mindless slasher hahaha! 1mo
mreads Computers, internet, cell phones = the world I didn't grow up in 😁 1mo
Reggie @mreads yeah, this book takes place in the early 1900‘s so there‘s none of that and I didn‘t realize how much that would affect the story. Which sounds dumb until you start reading it and realize how much that affects the pace. 1mo
Reggie @Tanisha_A I can only take so much of something for so long. 1mo
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Go: A Coming of Age Novel | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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I loved this book!!! We follow Sugihara, a young Japanese born Korean who lives in Japan, has changed his nationality from North Korean to South, left his North Korean school to go to a Japanese school. Sounds complicated? It is. So much discrimination due to race and ethnicity. But the journey is filled with colorful characters such as his parents and plenty of friends, and The Girl, cause there‘s always A Girl. This was entertaining and hopeful.

Reggie Also, this was published over 20 years ago and made into a Japanese movie in 2002 that won all kinds of awards. You can actually see it with English subtitles for free on YouTube. 1mo
Erofan Great review 👍 1mo
Cinfhen This was part of world book day, right?!?? Great review 1mo
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Reggie @Erofan @Cinfhen Thanks!!! Yes it‘s for free on Amazon until the 24th I think. But I‘ve had my eye on this since the TOB longlist came out back in December. I don‘t know if it‘s your jam Cindy because it‘s described as YA but there‘s tons of takeaways in here. 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Reggie!! I‘m not in a rush to read it but your review did peak my interest ❤️ 1mo
batsy Nice review, Reggie! This has been on my radar and now I'm even more keen to read it. 1mo
Reggie @batsy Thanks, it read like an 80‘s-90‘s teen movie to me. One that John Hughes would do but more kick ass. 1mo
SW-T Thanks for a great review! I have this one but haven‘t gotten to it yet. May bump it up my TBR list. 1mo
Smrloomis Thanks for posting this! This wasn‘t on my radar at all and it sounds good. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Thought this sounded familiar and it is on my kindle app, yet TBR! I‘ll start it next time I‘m on the treadmill!! 1mo
Reggie @SW-T @smrloomis @ValerieAndBooks this year is the unofficial year of great short Japanese fiction for me. My first book this year was Strange Weather and Tokyo (my favorite book this year so far) and thanks to the Amazon and GR if you like this recommendations they keep coming. Hope you all enjoy this one!!! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Now I‘m stacking Strange Weather in Tokyo— missed your review when it was posted! I guess I‘m on a Japanese fiction streak as well— have been enjoying Murakami and recently read 1mo
GatheringBooks of course, there shall always be The Girl. 😍🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕 4w
Rissreads This book also dealt with Koreans and Japanese and the race discriminations 4w
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Go: A Coming of Age Novel | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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This kid‘s a hoot. I‘m a little further but so far it‘s too cool for school.

Cathythoughts Brilliant! Love the lyrics 1mo
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I honestly don‘t think we needed the camp aspect in here. This was five different stories of girls and their journeys to womanhood. Each just happens to have had a linking incident at camp. Each story is filled with uncertainty, disillusionment, and the swallowed articulations of what could make their lives better. Even though I felt cheated on the last girl‘s story this was a compelling pick overall.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard good things about this one so it‘s on my TBR. 1mo
Centique “Swallowed articulations” - that‘s just beautiful Reggie. 😍😍 1mo
Suet624 I‘m with @Centique 1mo
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IQ | Joe Ide
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This was a different kinda of mystery. Isaiah Quintana, better known as IQ, lives in East Long Beach and usually accepts a live chicken and an arroz con pollo recipe and the like as payments for helping out people but now he needs cash to help out a friend. Through a person from his past, Dodson, he picks up a case trying to figure out who‘s trying kill a rapper. This book was full of interesting characters who all had backstory. I was hooked.

RachelO Apparently I‘ve already stacked this one - it still sounds great! 1mo
batsy It sounds really good. Like @RachelO I've already added it to the pile thanks to Litsy 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review... yes lots of interesting characters! I loved it too 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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LibrarianJen Did someone say aroz con pollo? 😋 sorry, I seem to be distracted by food today. I swear I read your entire review. 😂 1mo
Reggie @RachelO @batsy It was really good. I guess it‘s the beginning of a series and the 3rd one is just coming out. @Cathythoughts Thanks!! Yeah, some of the backstories had me tearing up. @LibrarianJen lol, up here in Espanola we have this place called Parasol that has the best caldo de arroz con pollo. Every time I‘m sick, it makes me feel better. 1mo
andrew61 Great review, reminds me to find the next one. 1mo
LibrarianJen Ooh! I‘ll have to check it out next time I find myself in that area. 1mo
Centique Now I‘m looking up recipes for caldo de arroz con pollo - never had it and WANT some now! 1mo
minkyb I have taken quite a liking to IQ and his environs! 3w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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This book for me stayed strange throughout but became something very special by the end. An 18yo girl living through what they call The Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970‘s finds herself the victim of stalking by someone called the Milkman, and also, the victim of unrelenting gossip by her community. Burns has a talent for the wonderfully kooky characters that make up a community and a strong sense of time and place. I really enjoyed it.

charl08 Amazing book: deserves all the prizes. 1mo
Reggie @charl08 I loved how everyone was not who they were presented to be at first. There was a depth I hadn‘t seen coming. 1mo
Abailliekaras Agree - I struggled at first but ended up loving it. And kept thinking about it afterwards. 👌🏼 1mo
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Tanisha_A Great review! I had a super time reading it! 1mo
Cathythoughts I loved the depth of it too 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Love your review! This book takes you right down into their lives 1mo
Lindy Great review. I loved this. 👍 1mo
Graywacke I just finished this too, still processing. Strange throughout is a good summary. 1mo
Reggie @Abailliekaras me too. It took me at least a quarter to get comfortable. 1mo
Reggie @Tanisha_A @Lindy @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @Graywacke Thanks!! It reminded me a bit of Convenience Store Woman, like when everyone starts telling her she has become beyond the pale because she walks and reads at the same time. The wee sisters were my favorite because they just made me laugh, especially with their night time reading selections. 1mo
Lindy @Reggie Oh, the wee sisters! Yes! All of the humour lightened the darkness in this novel. 1mo
Graywacke @Reggie @Lindy on audio, “wee sisters” sounds like “we sisters”, so every time the reader said it, I had to correct it in my head. Somehow it made it more charming. 1mo
Lindy @Graywacke I listened to the audiobook also. I probably I had to correct we to wee in my head the first time I heard it, but I don‘t remember. I really enjoyed the narration. 1mo
Graywacke @Lindy i enjoyed the audio as well. Terrific reader. 1mo
Samplergal I‘m in the middle and love to pick your brain on this one. 1mo
Reggie @Samplergal please do, I‘m at work, but will respond as soon as I can. 1mo
Samplergal Is the maybe boyfriend different from the guy they are calling milkman? I read that he was two years older and got way confused. I‘m reading this faster than I should, for a book club on Thursday. Yikes. 1mo
Reggie Yes, he is. The maybe boyfriend is 2 yrs older than her and the Milkman is 20 years older than her and watch out because there is an actual milkman introduced in the middle. So there is the maybe bf, the Milkman (the stalker), and an actual milkman ( he is known as the guy who loves no one.) 1mo
Samplergal Thank you. Confusing. 1mo
GatheringBooks i really am looking forward to reading this one. i have it stacked and will most likely bring it when i go overseas next week! 4w
Reggie @GatheringBooks this book and The Book of Night Women by Marlon James were the two books so far this year that made me feel like I was doing honest, reading, work that was rewarded with story. Usually I can knock out a book in a day or 2 but these took multiple days. 4w
Suet624 I‘m so happy to have this waiting for me on my bedside table. 4w
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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This book totally has its hilarious moments. I‘m glad I stuck with this book. It took me a good quarter to get comfortable.

Theaelizabet The humor was so unexpected. This will likely be one of my top reads of the year and one that I will “place” on the rereads pile. 1mo
Reggie @Theaelizabet yeah, there were moments it caught me off guard. I loved how ma and the actual milkman were not who you thought they were. There were a lot of surprises in here. 1mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Lol.

Mimi28 Yikes!! That‘s horrible!! Usually as long as I am happy with the guy, my mom is happy with the guy 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ She knows how sensitive I am so it works out okay most of the time, lol. I have this book on hold at the library but I am not so sure I want it now, lol 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️❤️❤️ 1mo
wanderinglynn My mom would just be happy if I dated! 😂 1mo
Reggie @Mimi28 It‘s so worth the read but it took a lot of work. It took me a quarter to get comfortable with the style of writing. 1mo
Mimi28 Okay, I think it‘s in transit. I‘ll still check it out, thanks for the encouragement 👍🏽👍🏽 1mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Hmm, had you handed me this with no author name I would have said a man wrote it. One day, girls find out they have the ability to produce and manipulate electricity. There‘s an immediate power shift with women at the top and men on the bottom. At first I was excited about it, until Naomi shows us that the love of power, never mind who has it, is what will always doom us. This was political. It was clever. It had a surprisingly good mafia arc.👇🏼

Reggie and for me, it almost came off too cold. It could have used a bit of warmth. Still, a pick. 1mo
BarbaraBB Yes it was as if a man had written it indeed! 1mo
Suet624 Absolute power corrupts. I agree with your comment about the coldness. 1mo
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TrishB I gave it a pick too, but sadly. 1mo
readordierachel Wow, yeah, it did seem almost like a man wrote it! That straight up reversal of power, the level of corruption, were so jarring. Great review! 1mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB @Suet624 @TrishB @readordierachel Part of me thought that Naomi had been bullied by girls. You have the power to imagine this great premise and take us into hell, when maybe at least some of it could have gone the other way. 1mo
Suet624 Yes, exactly. It felt like such a hopeless scenario. My daughter provided me with a lot of explanation as to its relevance and it was helpful at the time, but honestly, now I can‘t remember anything she said. 🤦🏻‍♀️ (edited) 1mo
GatheringBooks do you think the coldness was deliberate? 4w
Reggie @GatheringBooks I can‘t say, because sometimes I think you go into something intending to write one story and end up with another. So who knows but all I could think throughout this book was that women were better than this. 4w
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I should have chosen this for my #screamsbymail horror reading group. I think reading soft and tender Miriam Toews right before this ruined this book a little for me. I was expecting lambs and got bloodthirsty wolves. Lol Also, I think Mario Puzo would have loved this book very much.

GatheringBooks well we can always do it for round 3!!!! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 4w
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I know it‘s early April but this will probably be one of the best books I read this year. Eight women gather in a loft of a barn to decide what must be done once they find out that a group of men in their Mennonite colony have been drugging them and attacking them at night for years. This could have been a one note book of anger and rage but it‘s quite the opposite. I was in awe of Toew‘s writing, her women, and their ability to love and 👇🏼

Reggie care for each other. Super pick!! (edited) 2mo
Christine Yes yes yes!!! I just finished it this morning and agree completely with your review! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Tanisha_A Fantastic review! 👏 Got to read it at some point. 2mo
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Reagan-reads Awesome review! I‘ve been watching for this one at the library. 2mo
Itchyfeetreader This sounds right up my street - stacking thanks 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow super pick huh. This book seems to generate mixed reviews. I‘m afraid to pick it up. Great review though 👍 2mo
Reggie @Tanisha_A @Reagan-reads @Itchyfeetreader @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks!!! I hope you all read it. She knows how to break up the anger and rage moments with moments of tenderness, some laughter. Also, the other thing I dug was that her writing makes me think she writes poetry. Good stuff. 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Great review! I did read one by this writer ... All My Puny Sorrows... & loved it. I have this one stacked 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts Thanks!! Yeah, I definitely want to read more by her. She was great. 1mo
CathyJ I just started this one! I think I'm really going to like it. 1mo
Reggie @CathyJ I hope you do!!! 1mo
Centique Wow - this sounds hard but good. Excellent review Reggie! 1mo
Reggie @Centique I think this book is totally up your alley, Paula. Someone wrote on their review that this was about uneducated women who sit down to discuss serious topics intelligently and I have to agree. But there‘s such lovely stuff in here about how they care for each other. I hope you do read it. 1mo
Centique @Reggie it sounds very much my type of thing. This author is really sticking out for me at the moment. Will add it to my “books that need to be moved up the TBR” list. 😂 1mo
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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In the middle of all deciding what to do about the horrific events that have transpired, Toews breaks things up with girls talking about if a boy likes you in the colony, he will intentionally miss when throwing animal turds at you. And sometimes it‘s poetry and sometimes it‘s this. I remember John Cage from college and how this piece of his, 4‘33” is him just sitting at the piano not playing but whatever happens during that time is the music👇🏼

Reggie Our professor told us a story where he does 4‘33” at a college and all the students in attendance rioted and carried him out. The faculty were concerned but John Cage told them that this was part of the performance, the music. Lol, crazy guy. 2mo
LibrarianJen What happens in the time span of 4‘33” IS the music. Nobody stops to just listen to what‘s naturally going around them. Rioting and carrying him out is a bit over the top though. 🤣 2mo
GatheringBooks Reggie!!!!! You have to have to have to join our discussion about this at the endof the month for #WomenReadWomen2019!!! 2mo
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Toll | Cherie Priest
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There were so many airplanes circling the airport I thought for sure Priest would land a few. At least land the ones I was interested in. And then, there was one that landed that wasn‘t even on the fcking map. That didn‘t make sense because it came outta nowhere. Lol new drinking game my #screamsbymail ladies. Take a shot every time you read the words 13 years or 48 hour rule. The So-So was because it was entertaining in a bad B movie kinda way.

GatheringBooks looking forward to it! 🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 2mo
BookishTrish B-movies are my jam. Can not wait! 2mo
kamoorephoto Haha! I love that ‘entertaining in a B-movie kind of way‘ explanation. That probably goes for why I like a lot of horror actually. It doesn‘t usually need to be very high-brow but needs to entertain and be a little twisted. 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Sounds great haha!! I've been so busy that I've only just started @danibolahood 's pick for this round. It might go out to @scripturient a bit later than the 6 week limit so I'm really sorry if I move slower this round!! 🤞🤞 Xxx 2mo
Trashcanman Reggie, is OK to have your email? 1mo
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Our Lady of the Inferno | Preston Fassel
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It‘s June 1983, a very gritty 42nd St. in NYC. We follow Ginny, a smart, top prostitute, in charge of keeping the girls in line for her pimp. We start to see the very fabric of who she is start to rip as she makes the hard decisions while assuaging her conscience with alcohol. And this 75% of the book was pretty good made even better when you add the 25% that is Nicolette, the serial killer who believes she‘s the Minotaur. Ginny and Nicolette 👇🏼

Reggie are on a collision course. I loved this book. Fassel talks in a video about how he always wanted to write the Minotaur killer book but he didn‘t know how until he went to a horror writing workshop in 2014 where everyone was talking about how there are no great stories in horror for women. And that‘s where he got his inspiration to make a story where the hero and and the villain are both women. He succeeds! (edited) 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fab - stacked! 2mo
sprainedbrain You find the weirdest, coolest books. Great photo! 2mo
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rohit-sawant Oh, this sounds terrific! 2mo
Centique @Reggie @rohit-sawant just jumping on to your post Reggie to tell you guys I just watched the Netflix series Russian Doll which you both might like. Very quirky, but not dark, (could be darker- would be good!), great grumpy main character, who keeps dying and reliving the same day. Made me LOL a lot which I don‘t usually do. 🤣 2mo
Reggie @Centique I‘ll check it out. Just started my weekend. 2mo
Reggie @rohit-sawant @squirrelbrain in no way am I doing it justice, but it was pretty good. 2mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain Thanks!!! 2mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Sounds like an awesome show! Will check it out for sure. I'm currently rewatching Hannibal and started with the latest season of Santa Clarita Diet! Also, have you seen Trial & Error on Prime? It's a fake true crime documentary, has an amazing cast and is absolutely hilarious. You'd like it too, @Reggie. 2mo
Centique @rohit-sawant sounds good - I‘ll go and look it up! 2mo
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Our Lady of the Inferno | Preston Fassel
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Ginny here is one of 8 streetwalkers who is also their enforcer, their muscle when guys harass. She also leads bookclub in the morning. They‘re on the 3rd chapter of The Great Gatsby. It sounds crazy but the more I‘m reading this book the more I‘m liking and appreciating it.

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m intrigued but... nervous about the type of violence that is depicted in this story... I‘ll wait for your review. 2mo
Reggie @CoverToCoverGirl I think this is more of a character study than plot. However there is violence but it is not gratuitous. There are a couple of scenes near the end. But it coulda been way worse. I went in thinking this was gonna be a slasher flick and it actually made me tear up twice. So who knows. Lol 2mo
DivineDiana Love that there is a book club! Does it tell the book selections? 2mo
Reggie @DivineDiana the only one we know about is the Great Gatsby. The book only takes place during one week. But she also teaches them math and German. 2mo
DivineDiana 👍🏻 2mo
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Fight Club | Chuck Palahnuik
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It makes me sad to say, but I bailed. I got to page 50 and just didn‘t care. Which is crazy to me because his holy trinity for me is Choke, Haunted, and Invisible Monsters. I loved those books. And even liked his books Snuff, Runt, and Beautiful You. Maybe it was wrong time, wrong book.

ephemeralwaltz Invisible Monsters was incredible!! I also enjoyed Choke but didn't care for Fight Club either 🤔 2mo
LibrarianJen I keep seeing posts for this book. Is it in any way related to the movie? 2mo
Suzze I adored Invisible Monsters! 2mo
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Reggie @LibrarianJen I didn‘t make it through the whole book but yeah, the stuff about him meeting the girl at all the support groups is in there. Short answer, lol, yes. 2mo
Cathythoughts I found the book hard .. but I‘m glad I read it. Desperation & those awful feelings , nihilism... but I also wouldn‘t read any more of his books. It‘s like I need a reminder of the different lives people live .. it was heavy going , weird & disturbing... But true that people do get to such desperate places 2mo
Reggie @ephemeralwaltz @Suzze It was a Sunday morning, and I was eating at this bakery in Las Cruces when I read the part where you find out she blew her own face off. A piece of French toast almost fell out of my mouth. Lol 2mo
LibrarianJen Ok good to know! I only sort of like the movie. I‘ll skip the book. 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Reggie Talk about plot twists! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Put it on the list of books not to read while brunching!😂 2mo
Reggie @Leftcoastzen Lol, just to be clear, I wasn‘t grossed out. I was more shocked at the audacity of this character. I had to mentally remember to close my mouth. 😮 2mo
Reagan-reads I‘ve been a big fan of many of his books but I have tried reading Choke multiple times and I can‘t do it. Diary though 👌🏻👌🏻 2mo
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An Equal Music | Vikram Seth
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#90‘sSpringFling The playlist. Lots of memories came back thinking about this list. How funny.

Centique Amen to Sade 🙌🙌 and everything else! you were the super cool, leave it all on the dance floor, man with the magic moves, I know! 2mo
batsy Love this. Jodeci and Aaliyah 🔥 2mo
Cinfhen And Selena & Ricky Martin 🙌🏻❤️ 2mo
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CarolynM Wow! I don't think I know any of those songs. I'm really not a 90's music fan 2mo
TrishB Art of Noise 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
mreads #4 you got a what? 😁 loved that! And Duran Duran ❤ 2mo
Nute Love this list! 2mo
Reagan-reads Love Secret by Madonna! I have a Madonna tattoo 😬 not a picture a song name and date I saw her (3rd row ❤️) 2mo
Reggie @Centique I was the nerd who could on the dance floor. Lol 2mo
Reggie @batsy Back, back, back and forth....Rock the boat is my favorite but that happens in the next decade. 2mo
Reggie These hips didn‘t lie way before Shakira came along. 2mo
Reggie @CarolynM That‘s ok. I‘ve discovered so much from you ladies in Australia and Europe. 2mo
Reggie @mreads ayo sweetie, you‘re lookin kinda pretty what‘s a girl like you doin in this rough city.... lol 2mo
Reggie @Reagan-reads you know what song I really loved and had no business loving back then. Bad Girl, drunk by six, kissing someone else‘s lips, smokes too many cigarettes a day not happy when I act this way. I was a nerd who played trumpet. Lol, anyways. That‘s awesome. What song and did you manage to get some Madonna sweat on you? 2mo
Reagan-reads @Reggie I have Nothing Fails and also loved Bad Girl! I‘ve seen her 6 times, last time on the Re-invention tour and I dressed up as Like a Virgin era Madonna 😁 2mo
Gezemice 90ies is my fave music era but I go more with the alternatives: Soundgarden, Nin, Garbage. I do love 90ies Madonna, however. Ray of Light is my favorite. 2mo
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