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Robinsroute

Robinsroute

Joined August 2016

Canadian. Writer in training. Knowledge junkie. Experience addict. Heavy Thinker.
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Altered Carbon | Richard K Morgan
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Came across this & had to put my book down & 🤦🏻‍♀️. For many people who don‘t realize this, Inuit people don‘t use totem poles, but it‘s a common misconception that all native peoples use them, when this is not true. Maybe I‘m being over sensitive to this because I live in Labrador, and have Inuit ancestry, but this author has used “mongol” and “Inuit-jacket” like he knows about the culture, or it‘s commonplace but didn‘t seem to research it...

Purrsistently I‘m glad you mentioned this, stuff like this drives me crazy!!!! 1y
xicanti Ugh. 1y
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Altered Carbon | Richard K Morgan
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Bundled up on my back deck with a cold, getting some fresh air and pages in before it gets too dark out. Saw this show on Netflix and didn‘t know it was also a book. But if you‘re worried about being spoiled for the book, don‘t be! The only similarities between the two are the names, and the general idea, so far the story is so vastly different that I have no idea what to expect from this. 👍👍

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A Feast for Crows | George R. R. Martin
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I have been reading A Feast For Crows since June, and have 272 pages left, and am some times frustrated with how slow my climb out of this reading slump has been for me. It‘s been a year and 4 months since my cousin unexpectedly passed away, and my reading life has yet to return to normal. But grief has no time limit or limit in its manifestations. As Robert Frost said, “The best way out is always through.”

LoverofLit I'm so sorry for your loss. It seems like times of upheaval and change do lend itself to reading less, which always frustrated me since reading is my comfort and even accessing that was difficult during tough emotional times. Hugs ❤ 1y
Robinsroute @LoverofLit Thank you so much. It is sad how the things we find comfort in can lose its power when we need it most. All we can do is not give up on rediscovering them and have patience for ourselves! ♥️ that‘s what I love about book communities! 1y
LoverofLit @Robinsroute ❤❤❤❤❤ 1y
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This Is Happy | Camilla Gibb
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For me, this personal story had given me a little moonlight in the darker corners of my shared experiences with the author. From a rocky upbringing to the depths of post-travel depression, reconciliations with family members, to navigating life as a newly single new mother, Gibb bares all of her ugly-cry moments to us, and best of all, she perfectly illustrates her zig-zagged journey to rediscovering what is love, family and ultimately happiness.

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When I picked this up I expected the book itself to be boring, but informational. While it was the latter, it also read extremely easy as Dobelli made his points with anecdotal stories that were often funny and extremely relatable. This book can be useful to everyone from all walks of life. Whether you want to be persuasive, or to recognize when you‘re being manipulated, or manipulating yourself! I like it so much I made my mother read it.

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Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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I enjoyed this book for it‘s interesting and sad story. I love how it highlighted France‘s part in the holocaust, because most people don‘t know that the French police also voluntarily rounded up and sent it‘s Jewish citizens to their deaths. That said, the character development in this book was atrocious. Both the present-day protagonist and her husband were vapid and one dimensional to the point that it took away from the story.

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Judges | Elie Wiesel
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I was fairly excited to read another book by Elie Wiesel that was outside of the Night trilogy, but that being said, I found this novel‘s build up to be slow, and the story itself to be slightly confusing. The whole first half of the book was suspenseful in an uncomfortable way, and I failed to extract the meaning in the ending. Regardless, I did enjoy Wiesel‘s style of writing and the book was so short I finished it in one day.

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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoevsky
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I didn‘t expect this book to be such a page turner. As I was reading about the main character losing touch with reality I started to feel like I too was losing touch and I would some times pull myself out of the book to shake my head of the fog. Never have I felt affected in such a way by a book! I was simultaneously rooting for the MC and hoping he‘d just turn himself in or get caught. The translation made the 1800‘s writing easier.

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The Sandman | Lars Kepler
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The Sandman‘s chapters are typically 3-4 pages long. Not sure how I feel about it yet at ch 8, pg 24... Shortbread🐰 loves to lie down facing Bella🐶 and Bella could leave or take the affection 🤣. Spring is here and he‘s come out of his winter shell and has been seeking attention from everyone, but most importantly his doggo companion, who hid in the bathroom last night to escape the fluff ball at her heels.😂

blondie So cute!! 2y
Mich1 Love your rabbit photos 🐇 2y
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I didn‘t expect this book to be so small, that is one thing I was put off about it, it could have easily been an article or an essay, or part of a larger book of essays. The content was insightful and I‘d argue necessary. I got my mother to read it, as she grew up in a family and society that didn‘t know feminism and where men are fed before women, women were looked down on if unmarried, domestic abuse was strictly personal, those sort of things.

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Only Daughter | Anna Snoekstra
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This was a quick read. I found that it started off kind of slow, but once the story was established it kicked off. In the story you find yourself kind of worrying that the “protagonist” will get caught and also wondering what happened to the daughter of the family. It makes you worry about one thing so much that you don‘t see the completed messed up twist at the end. It was an entertaining read! Shoutout to Bella! 🐶 Enjoying a good petting!

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Push: A Novel | Sapphire
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This book was a very quick read. It took me a few pages to get used to the narrator‘s voice though, much like how A Color Purple was done. I love how we are seeing the world through Precious‘ eyes and into her head while she is putting up walls and barriers to people who don‘t understand her and she doesn‘t trust. It‘s incredibly sad and realistic which gives it a heavier impact as it illustrates the kind of problems so many people face everyday.

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I love how George Martin has the ability to make you empathize with even the most dislikable characters. And how when you first meet a character in the book, you can‘t always tell if they are going to have a big impact on the story later on or not. People often complain that it takes so long for him to write his books, but when you think of all the work that goes into them, it‘s no mystery why! Every little thing is thought out in detail!

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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I hated this book for a couple reasons. I hated that the constant experiences & near encounters with rape are overdone, even in historical terms, & are sometimes to make the novel seem more steamy. The case of domestic violence that happened in this book & the cheaply written retaliation of the victim & justification of the abuser made me put this book down for a whole month before finishing it. The writing and plot is terrific in spite of that.

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I shot straight out of A Game Of Thrones and into A Clash Of Kings without any apprehension due to the length of these novels. I didn‘t give a shit about war strategies and the politics of war until I started reading this series, and it has made me view the two more complexly even in real, present day life. I‘m certainly hooked!

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Everything that makes writing effective is employed in Martin‘s books. Diverse and complex characters, beautiful imagery and descriptions, realistic and entertaining dialogue, the pacing was fantastic and even though I had watched most of the first season before reading this book I was still enthralled with it. Shoutout to Shortbread sunbathing! ❤️🐰🐇☀️

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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About 200 pages in and hoping maybe that I can possibly binge read this book fast enough to finish before Monday! Hopefully anyway. It's a good book though I'm still not adjusting well with the constant encounters with rapey dudes.

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The Gates of the Forest | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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This book was intense for me, in the best way possible. It follows a boy named Gregor who is a Jew hiding in a cave in the forest, he meets a stranger with no name, so he gives him his name (Gavrial). It follows Gregor afterwards while he is hiding and fleeing from soldiers and police, making comrades in other forests. I was experiencing real anxiety over his safety and that of his friends. I cannot recommend it more if you want to be disturbed.

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The Gates of the Forest | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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The Gates of the Forest | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye

"You mustn't judge him, son. Above all when you're not even acquainted. That's like throwing stones at him from an ambush; you risk nothing, he everything. By speaking ill of him you're sure to please everybody. People will say 'there's a good boy; he's protecting us; he's avenging us!' Too easy!"

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The Gates of the Forest | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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The Gates of the Forest | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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I can never tire of Elie Wiesel's words. His stories are so eloquent. What a gift it would be to be half the writer he is, may he rest in peace.

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I was worried this book would be boring in the way the writing was, but it just added to the ironic humour. This follows Allan through two story lines: one from his birth 'til his 100th Birthday, as his adventures & love of explosives literally change history from behind the scenes. The other is from his 100th Bday when he decided to climb out his bedroom window & run (slowly walk) away. Don't expect a deep book, just let it take you for a ride!

RaimeyGallant Loved this one. 2y
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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I would like to thank @sprainedbrain for tagging me for #topfivefaves! ?♥️

In return I'm going to tag @MrBook @Book_shelved @LauraBeth @laurabradburywriter @Hannahb108 to join in if they wish to but haven't already done so. And also anyone else who hasn't been tagged yet.

1. The Hunger Games trilogy
2. Amélie
3. Green
4. Chocolate brownie sundae
5. Lilly

Andrew65 Loved the Hunger Games! 2y
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TBR pile # 2!

So happy to be back in love with books again! All I think about at work is reading and books, and it's wonderful! 😆

Which one of these have you read?

Mich1 Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, The Road. Reading All the Light atm. Enjoy! 2y
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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TBR pile # 1! Very happy to be back in love with books again!

Which one of these have you read?

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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I love novellas that pack a literary punch!

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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The Wild Truth | Carine McCandless
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The Wild Truth | Carine McCandless
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⚠️Trigger Warning⚠️ This book has mentions of child abuse, and sexual assault. This book tore me to pieces, I felt so many feels at this book. It's a true account of Christopher McCandless' (from Into The Wild) sister's life. It goes into great detail of the factors that had caused Chris to go off on his adventures of seeking truth and ultimately his Alaska trip that proved fatal.

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Day: A Novel | Elie Wiesel, Anne Borchardt
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The 3rd book in the Night trilogy. Day is a fictional account of a holocaust survivor who moves to America, gets hit by a vehicle and gravely injured. Of the three books this was the one I enjoyed the least, though I still very much enjoyed it. Even though two of the books in the trilogy are fictional, they all sort of tell a story of how those who have been through unimaginable suffering go through life after & try to make sense of it all.

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Dawn: A Novel | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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"A man hates his enemy because he hates his own hate. He says to himself: This fellow, my enemy, has made me capable of hate. I hate him because he's my enemy, not because he hates me, but because he arouses me to hate"

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Dawn: A Novel | Elie Wiesel, Frances Frenaye
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This book is the 2nd book in the Night trilogy. It's a fictional account of a young holocaust survivor, who left Europe to live in a British-controlled Palestine, now finds himself in a situation where he begins to question his morals and battles between what was done to him in his past and what he feels he needs to do in the present. It was a beautifully written book and although it's short I had to have a good think about it after reading it.

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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer

"Everything is the way it is because everything was the way it was."

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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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😂🤣😆

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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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I read this book around 6 months ago and became completely obsessed with it. It has put me into fits of giggles, fits of sobbing, and moments of "wtf" many times, as well. I wasn't particularly attached to the "Hero" of the story (a.k.a. Jonathan Safran Foer), but fell in love with the narrator and his grandad. Jonathan Safran Foer has a distinct way of story telling, and all of his book covers I've come across have a way of demanding attention.

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All Is Not Forgotten | Wendy Walker
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⚠️TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ There are graphic descriptions of sexual assault in this book. This book had me hooked from the beginning with it's complex and deeply flawed characters. It was brutal and heart wrenching in some areas, even anxiety inducing, but definitely worth the read! The twist at the end came at me out of no where. Shout out to 🐰Shortbread 🐇 for featuring in my photo!

everfree7 I'm reading it right now and I'm getting so angry!! 2y
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Finally off work and able to enjoy this quirky book and funky tasting beer. Finally almost 100% out of the 3 month long reading slump 🤗 📚! I am thinking about taking some coloured pages out of my adult colouring book and turning them into book marks! Have you ever tried that before? Let me know how it went if you did.

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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What a beautiful book! Just the way Paulo Coelho tells a story is so enchanting in its simplicity. I also recommend The Alchemist. This book and some Ultra Relief Tylenol is helping me get through this day. Had an intense migraine since this morning up until an hour ago, complete with nausea and distorted vision.

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I liked this book because it provided me with some dark, awkward humour as a first person point of view through a terribly awkward, and therefore relatable character. The beginning took off really well, however towards the end it was pretty anti-climatic. Though I suspect those qualities were intentional due to the nature of the character narrating the book. Overall it's a 3.5/5. Definitely worth the read!

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I'm back after the hiatus/slump. My cousin died suddenly a few months ago of currently unknown reasons, and I've just been dealing with that. I was in the middle of reading Dark Matter by Blake Crouch, but after the denial wore off I wasn't able to finish it, and haven't been able to read more than a few pages of anything since... Until the last few days when I picked this little nugget up and was able to finish it! Hopefully a good sign!

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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This book was good, but the amount of swearing was a bit too distasteful for my liking. I loved it in high school, but I think the purpose of the book isn't relative to me anymore, at the age I am. I think it's a good thing they got us to read it in high school. Definitely worth the read if you're fine with all the depressing aspects of Holden's personality.

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Catcher in the Rye | J D Salinger
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Rereading this book that I haven't read since high school. Everything is always better read when you aren't forced to analyze it.
But Holden is one depressed fellow! 😒😕

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The Phantom of Manhattan | Frederick Forsyth
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Perfect kind of book to read for Halloween 🎃 👻 📚

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This book was very moving and instilled inspiration and hope in me, with some sadness to go along with it. Definitely a good read for anyone who can understand the concepts of war and terror.

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I'm bawling right now. I don't even know what to say at this. My heart aches!

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The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway
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This book was a very nice, quick read. The technical writing might not be for everyone. Especially since it is all about life as a fisherman. The writing was easy to read but nothing eloquent. I certainly felt all the struggling and triumph of the protagonist though and felt the sorrow in my bones for him.

BookishMarginalia I read it as a 12-year-old and HATED it. Maybe it's time to revisit... 3y
Robinsroute @BookishMarginalia I can see how it can be tedious to read for a young person! The technical writing can be a bore, but easily speed-read through without harming the story. 3y
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The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway
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