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SpookyBoogie

SpookyBoogie

Joined October 2016

Dinosaurs didn't read. Look what happened to them. #ActuallyAutistic
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Last Days by Adam Nevill
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Authority: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer
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The Book of M: A Novel by Peng Shepherd
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11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
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Bleach, Volume 31 by Tite Kubo
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Under the Dome by King, Stephen
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You by Caroline Kepnes
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The Night Parade by Ronald Malfi
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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An odd book. I have no idea why anyone would think to make a movie from it. I'm going to read the next one and hopefully it's better.

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Funny and factual. A great short read for anyone interested in cults.

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The Book of M: A Novel | Peng Shepherd

I haven't been this excited about a book in some time. It's perfection so far.

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1. Yay!
2. Sometimes
3. Watch the snow; being in the snow
4. I really like listening to the snow. It makes wondrous sounds

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Super excited to start this one! #dinosaurs

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1.) Ramen noodles. Very versatile.
2.) Stephen King. Large catalogue with very long and very short books.
3.) Nakahara Chūya from Bungo Stray Dogs
4.) Night owl
5.) I'm looking for one

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Desperation | Stephen King
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1.) Eat the candy
2.) Bats!
3.) Both! No particular order.
4.) @1happyheathen
Bonus: Desperation by Stephen King

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Elevation | Stephen King
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Not King's usual offerings but a fair tale.

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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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2.) Cake!
3.) Origami
4.) In Maine somewhere
6.) @1happyheathen

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1.) Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories
2.) 397. My goal was 365.
3.) I got a raise.
4.) My birthday!
5.) @1happyheathen

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Ball Lightning | Cixin Liu

I bailed and the only reason I can come up with is I'm just not in the mood for this one. I'll try again later.

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1.) 3rd grade. We finally got to use the computer lab.
2.) Marching band
3.) Zero
4.) The big island, Hawaii
5.) @1happyheathen

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I was so surprised and overjoyed to see Josė Saramago's novel Blindness included in this fun little coffee table book. I'm part Portuguese and this book was one of few I could find from Portuguese authors when I began explore more about my cultural heritage. It should be more well known!

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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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1. In the south its generally called "Did you feel it drop below 80° for two minutes?"
2. Lower temperatures
3. Neither, thank you.
4. Nope
5. No pumpkin spice ever

#HelloThursday

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Such Nice People | Sandra Scoppettone, Sandra Sceppetone
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An uninteresting and unsatisfying book.

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Such Nice People | Sandra Scoppettone, Sandra Sceppetone
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This book was published in in 1980, four years before I was born. I borrowed a hard back copy from the library and the first thing I noticed was you could buy a hard back book in 1980 for $10.95!

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Ball Lightning | Cixin Liu

"I came here in search of peace and quiet. The world down there is too damn frustrating!"

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Ball Lightning | Cixin Liu
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I'm about fifty pages in and so far I'm enjoying this book.

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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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A good book, in my opinion, but not the stand out I was expecting from other reviews. Interesting but I didn't feel much tension as much of the foreshadowing actually revealed plot points much to easily. Though it was a short book it still felt as if the story wandered about needlessly.

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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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"They were so dead-set on naturalizing themselves, and her especially, that it was always English, English, English."

My father absolutely refused to allow us to learn Spanish growing up. He forbade my Grandmother and Auntie from teaching us. He'd yell at us if we spoke any Spanish. He wanted his #biracial children to pass for white in every way possible.

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"God lets it happen, and when we say "I don't understand," God replies "I don't care."

The second book by King that explores the nature of faith and how God regards His creations. The first was Desperation, the only novel of King's to give me nightmares. My Grandfather, Catholic all his life, told me when I was young that I could pray with all the pain and fear and love in my heart and soul but most often God's answer is "indifferently no".

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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Allergies have me down with wheezing and headaches. So I got my reading buddy and am curled up with my Kindle.

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Under the Dome | King, Stephen
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Got my teru teru bōzu all ready for tomorrow. Few things are better than reading in bed on a rainy day with a cuddly pet.

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Eggsistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg | Francesco Sedita, Max Bisantz
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I love and identify with Gudetama.

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This is one of my favorite series but a lot of people stop after the first book because of the sexism. Japan is a very sexist country. The female characters change their behavior to maximize their chances in a society that is against them. The authors are not sexist themselves, I think. I've read a lot of their work. They are pointing out a negative of Japanese society and show how women in Japan must play the system.

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Who is 'K'? What does the cult want? What will Falcon hack next?

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Who is the mole? Who is a friendly? Who will have to die to figure it out?

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Kujou Otoya is the best!

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Intense and even stressful at times.

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Great mystery/spy manga.

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Mehso-so

A very disorganized book. It includes no new information about the crimes.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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A really good book with a great wrap around narrative.

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Mehso-so

An okay book. Not as good as The Troop or The Deep but an okay read. An odd constancy is that Micah never uses a contraction when speaking. Did anyone else noticed that?

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A pretty good book but is not demanding my interest the way "The Troop" and "The Deep" did. I'll about 66% done so we'll see how it goes.

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Read The Little Prince again last night. A favorite from childhood because it is so subversive towards grown-ups who have forgotten what is a true matter of consequence.

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Quiet Houses | Simon Kurt Unsworth
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Quiet Houses is one of my all time favorite books. It's an anthology within a novel and the writing is superb. I think this book and Simon Kurt Unsworth don't get enough attention! Case in point, no one has reviewed this book before me. Such a shame...

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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I started this book months ago when it first was published but it got buried in the pile and forgotten about. Let's give it another go!

Texreader Another reason I love books so much. They are so forgiving when you forget them and find them again!!! 2y
SpookyBoogie @Texreader And it's always so nice to find them again! A little secret you didn't know you were hiding from yourself. 2y
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3月のライオン 1 | 羽海野チカ, 先崎学
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Romanji: 3-gatsu no Lion. English translation: March Comes in like a Lion by Chia Umino. I have never read Umino-san's Honey and Clover which she is most famous for but I probably will because I love Lion so much. An often bittersweet story of the difficulties of growing up with lots of shogi thrown in.

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Finished my year challenge to read 275 books last week. Now I'm up to 281 books for this year. Yay books!

Suzze An amazing number! Well done! 2y
Reecaspieces Awesome! 2y
ReadingOver50 That is a lot of reading 😮 2y
SpookyBoogie I love to read. More than I love sleeping, eating, socializing. 2y
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14 | Peter Clines
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My reading buddy has checked under the bed for monsters. Good to go! #corgireads

Suzze Glad you're safe from monsters! What's the pup's name? 2y
SpookyBoogie @Suzze Honeybun the 4th. But we call her Honey. Or Bunny. 2y
Suzze She's beautiful. 2y
SpookyBoogie Thank you! She is a good reading buddy as long as you never stop petting! If you so she gets noisy. 2y
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Loved the fan translation of this light novel when I read it years ago. The official English translation is good. There are some phrases that were specific in the fan translation and anime that are different in the official translation. The anime is also heart breaking and wonderful. The anime is available in English and is named Shinsekai Yori in Japanese. I'm glad light novels are catching on in the US.

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Got the English translation of volume one as soon as the ebook was available. A solid translation (I can mostly read the Japanese text) and a great addition along side the anime.

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I love and relate so well! A fantastic collection.

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Pressure | Brian Keene
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What started out as a monster story quickly became one about an EVIL corporation. While Evil Corp was dealt with monster never was. Particularly boring, this book featured a cast of uninspiring characters that I couldn't care about. The constant shoehorning of a romantic subplot was terrible. My second book from Mr. Keene I like it no better than the first and do not feel compelled to pursue any of his other writings.

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon

I don't want to bail on this book when I'm 70% done but some really stupid stuff is going on. I mean, seriously? Are they really doing this?

Texreader Yep. I agree. 2y
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At times I find this book to be highly distressing. It delves deeply into what can only be rightly described as medical atrocities that have taken place over the course of human history. I find myself often thinking as I read that had I been born two decades earlier I might have been the victim of a forced lobotomy. But those who don't know history after all.

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Really, really good. I love Malerman.

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King

Uh...hello. My name is SpookyBoogie and I have a problem. I...I can't stop starting new books even though I haven't finished what I'm currently reading. I hear them call out to me, "Read me! Read me!" And I do!

#sorrynotsorry #bookloversconfessions

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Colony | MR F G Cottam, F G Cottam
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It has a good build up but often stalled out in long chapters. Far too many characters for any to experience any growth or to become important to the readers. And the ending was just awful.