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Samary

Samary

Joined November 2016

I love to read. Host of the Quarterly Book Club, writer. www.iabdpresents.com
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It by Stephen King
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Watership Down by Richard Adams
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The Monkey's Paw | W. W. Jacobs

“She then waited as patiently as her sex would permit, for him to broach his business, but he was at first strangely silent.”

Oh, 1902 England... haha

#themonkeyspaw #classicbooks

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Just began listening to this on audio. I‘m loving it so far! Hopefully I‘ll still love it in 10 more hours 🤣

#wine #corkdork #audiobooks #whatimlisteningto

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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Pickpick

We enjoyed this book a lot! Even after an hour of talking about it there was still more ground to cover!

You can see the full episode here...
https://youtu.be/jwXE3uFK6QM

#video #review #lookingforalaska #johngreen #clickthelink

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty

“It was a look around the eyes like fruit that had gone soft and is close to rotting.”

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State of Wonder | Ann Patchett
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The Half Priced Books book fair was so good to us! This is one stack from my pile!

#bookfair #halfpricedbooks #twodollars #king #patchett #gregory #mccarthy

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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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“...I will talk most of the time, and you will listen most of the time. Because you may be smart, but I‘ve been smarter longer.”

#burn #johngreen #lookingforalaska #quote #sickburn

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Pickpick

I liked this book. I am definitely entangled in the fast fashion craze. It was nice to be reminded that I can love my clothes and not just buy stuff to simply cover my body.

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“It is quality measured in the number of washes.”

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Im not usually intimidated by a book but this one got me. I put off reading it for so long because of how people feel about this one. I‘m happy to say I loved it!

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Dune | Frank Herbert

“You cannot back into the future.”

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty

“The weather had no relevance when you were safely ensconced in a high-rise office block. It was like it was happening in another dimension.”

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Mehso-so

I enjoyed it, not mind blowing and not bad.

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser
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I liked this book, it was different and not like the insta-love YA books I‘m used to.

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser

“I think:
my symptoms are a constellation
directions in the sky
pointing ahead
to something I haven‘t figured out yet”

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser
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I‘ve had a slow start to my reading this year. Been chipping away one sentence at a time 😂

#slowreader #booktime

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser

“A cherry tree older than old. I run my fingers over its knobblysilvergray bark and pick out witch faces and monsters in its whorls.”

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Pointe, Claw | Amber J. Keyser

“My mother pats her hair into place. David orients his chair so he can watch the TV in the corner. Football. Everyone has a god they worship.”

#quote #ballet #pointeclaw

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The book above is what I‘m currently reading. This year I am challenging myself to read only books I already own!
The only exceptions are audiobooks from my library app (which my BF thinks is cheating but c‘mon. I‘ve already listened to all the audiobooks I owned but 1!!)
And buying for my book review club.
Gotta thin out that bookshelf!!!

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
Mehso-so

I did enjoy this book. It was ok. I heard so much hype around it and I thought I was really in for a creepy experience but that wasn‘t the case. Liked the concept but it reminded me of The Happening which made me giggle a bit.
If you‘re looking for a mind bending thriller this isn‘t it. But for a different take on the end of the world, cool.

#birdbox

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A Good Marriage | Stephen King
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Short and sweet, well... not really sweet but I love King‘s novellas.

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This book was a lot of fun! We recorded our review and it will be available Dec 31!
The 2019 genre is Young Adult Fiction!
#quackery #review #bookclub #fiction

https://www.iabdpresents.com/quarterly-book-club

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Zoo | James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
Mehso-so

This is only the second Patterson book I‘ve read. So far nothing above an “eh, it‘s ok” I do like his straight forward style though.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
Mehso-so

So very boring. It did pick up near the end. Overall meh.

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Equal parts fascinating and squirmy!!

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The Mist | Stephen King

“You know what talent is? The curse of expectation. As a kid you have to deal with that, beat it somehow. If you can write, you think God put you on earth to blow Shakespeare away.”

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The Mist | Stephen King

“Candles are funny things, you know. You lay them by every spring, knowing that a summer storm may knock out the power. And when the time comes, they hide.”

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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I feel so bad but I just didn‘t like it. I wish I did, I really tried. I wanted so badly to like this. The characters have little to zero growth... just “oh no I can‘t fall in love, oh I fell in love! But I can‘t! I can‘t float” rinse and repeat x3!
I was very annoyed by the end of it.
I like Hoffman‘s writing style though. And the audiobook narrator was great.

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
Mehso-so

I enjoyed the book and the narrator. But I believe this is one of the rare times the movie was better. I felt the stakes were higher.
I like Hoffman‘s writing though, very well put together.

#practicalmagic

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I am so excited for this one!! I‘ve heard it‘s nothing like the movie, which I love, but that‘s ok!! Still excited 😁

#practicalmagic #sisters #alicehoffman #audible #audio #audiobook

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Friend Nathan and I just recorded the new Quarterly Book Club episode talking about The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer!
Episode will be available Sept 30!

#badasslibrariansoftumbuktu #bookclub #newepisode

tpixie Where do we find the episode? 1y
Samary @tpixie the new episode will be out Sept 30! But you can see other episodes in the meantime 😁 (edited) 1y
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tpixie Thx!! 1y
litsybookclub @tpixie Thank you😉 1y
Samary @litsybookclub @tpixie I hope you enjoy it!! 💜🤘🤩 1y
tpixie @Samary ♥️😊♥️ 1y
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The Long Walk | Stephen King
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Oh man, this book. Unbelievable and scary. I love King, whether it‘s a massive alien epic or just about humans in an impossible situation.
I wanted just a little bit more at the end. The impact was big all through the end, definitely some tears!

#king #thelongwalk

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Thanks Goodreads! Finally won a give-a-way 😁

#Goodreads #giveaway #resist

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LADY is a four letter word

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S - Seabiscuit: An American Legend
A - American Gods
M - Mockingjay
A - Angels and Demons
N - No Lifeguard on Duty
T - Twilight
H - Heartsick
A - A Child Called ‘It‘

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1y
JazzFeathers I didn't know Seabisquite was a book. I saw the film years ago and totally loved it 1y
Samary @JazzFeathers the book is so good! It‘s by Laura Hillenbrand. I listened to the audio book. Loved it 1y
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The Long Walk | Richard Bachman
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I am very into this premise! I definitely went a little over on my lunch hour today to keep reading 😁🤘

#stephenking #bachmanbooks #outdoors #lunchbreak

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Pickpick

This book was laugh out loud funny and the author is great at writing the interplay between characters. The only complaint I have is that it‘s a bit long. I like when an author lets a story breath but this could use a little tightening up. Other than that I loved it!

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Carrie | Stephen King
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So good! I‘ve always loved his movies and when I was a kid and discovered “holy cow, these are books!?!?” I‘ve loved Stephen King ever since.
Carrie is a good read that I tore through. Couldn‘t wait for lunch or to get home from work to read!

#carrie #stephenking #horror

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Carrie | Stephen King
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My sweet pup likes scary stories! But she still needs to snuggle to feel safe 😁

#stephenking #bookdogs #carrie #horror

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I love the Stephen King shorts :) simple but effective story!

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Lost Symbol | Dan Brown
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Went to the annual Half Price Books Clearance Fair, walked away with 28 books for 50 bucks!

I feel like a winner! My dog keeps knocking down the pile as I‘m trying to figure out where to put these haha!

#bookfair #sale #deals #bookdogs

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I got a copy for my nephew, he is 9, 10 in a few months. Is that an appropriate age?
My mom (his grandma) thinks he will be able to handle the content.
Thoughts from people with kids?
Any alternative recommendations?

Thanks!
#kids #lordoftheflies #recommends

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Mehso-so

So, instead of retyping my review I‘ll just put a picture of the one on goodreads haha 😂

#mrssherlockholmes #mystery

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen. Listen.”

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Private Paris | James Patterson
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I‘ve just learned this kind of noir is not for me. So this thumbs down may be a little unfair.
I don‘t like the mountain of tropes but that is a staple of the genre. If you like that you will probably enjoy this, and I hope you do! Just wasn‘t for me.

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Have you ever fallen into the dreaded Reading Rut? I‘m currently in a slump and NOT for lack of material. I tend to just ride it out.

How do you get out of your rut?

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After hearing this recommended so often I‘m excited to read it!

#papergirls #graphicnovel

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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
Mehso-so

A short audiobook. I liked the beginning, it was more what I was expecting. Then it took a turn to a bit preachy. While good information, I think authors should have more say (or any say) in who reads their book because she sounded a bit condescending to me. Great for another book but not this one.

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“Trust doesn‘t mean that you trust that someone won‘t screw up. It means you trust them even when they do screw up.”

RaimeyGallant Nice! 2y
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I couldn‘t be happier 🤣🤘

#LGBT #bunnies #love

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Mehso-so

My little online book club just reviewed The Lost City of the Monkey God.
Upon finishing the book, it wasn‘t my favorite. But after discussing it with a my friends I liked it more. Sometimes you just need a little discussion 🤘
Episode comes out March 31!

#monkeygod #bookclub #review