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Sweettartlaura

Joined May 2016

Follow me at Goodreads, too, because sometimes 451 characters just aren't enough 😊. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5010988-laura
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4.5 ⭐️

Full review in link below ⬇️

In short, I wholeheartedly recommend this, especially as an audiobook.
It‘s his account of the loss of his son to suicide; the Insurrection; and his work as Lead Impeachment Manager - 3 events that happened in quick succession.

Raskin has restored a portion of my faith in humanity, and I need that so. He is an American treasure, and a blessing to us all.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58935131

Amiable I saw an interview with him on “CBS Sunday Morning” last week, I think it was. Raskin is a true inspiration. (edited) 2d
AmyG I agree with @Amiable. How he dealt with all of this and his son‘s suicide....I can‘t imagine. We are very lucky to have him on the Jan 6 committee and in Congress. 2d
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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5⭐️
This book was perfect 👌🏻!
And so was the narration.
Once again, TJR tells a complex, nuanced story that envelops the reader in the world she creates.
My only complaint is that the Riva siblings seem a little too good, for people who went through all the trauma they did.
But I enjoyed this nonetheless.

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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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Mehso-so

I have no idea how to rate this 🤷🏻‍♀️
It‘s … definitely well-written. I won‘t soon forget it. And the ending… what did THAT mean?
But it‘s A LOT. Like, too much. Really explicit ~ really detailed ~ But … did she have to go THAT far???
I can‘t really recommend it. If I told anyone to read this book, and they weren‘t down with it, they would never trust me again.
So… read at your own risk … if you are okay with being deeply disturbed.

Reggie The end just meant he was no better than everything he thought he was. 2w
Sweettartlaura @Reggie that‘s what I was afraid of 😞. He seems to have such self-loathing, though - a deep awareness of his contribution to this dysfunctional dystopia. Is he just so desperate for what Jasmine gives him? It was he always planning this? 2w
Reggie @Sweettartlaura I don‘t think he planned it but I think he‘s like most of us who talks big ideals but still takes the easy option when it comes to it. This is a total bummer I know. 2w
Sweettartlaura @Reggie fair enough — and yes, depressing 😞 2w
Sweettartlaura @Reggie I didn‘t think he loved her. But I thought he had connected enough with humanity again to … not end it like he did. 2w
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Home Stretch | Graham Norton
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If you haven‘t listened to a Graham Norton novel yet, you are missing out, indeed!
Norton sets his books in his native Ireland, and narrates them all for the audiobooks. No matter the subject matter, it is a delight to hear him tell a story. You can pick any of them and have the same great experience. Treat yourself this year to this ♥️

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻 I enjoyed this one too 2w
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Tender Is the Flesh | Agustina Bazterrica
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I‘m going in … 😳

My last dabbling with this… subject matter, let‘s say … was Earthlings, and I did not love it.

But I am giving this a try 🤞🏻

Reggie Oof, good luck. I loved this book but it definitely had an effect on me. 2w
Cathythoughts Good book 👍 2w
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My #top21in21

This year seemed harder to make it happen than 2020 🤷🏻‍♀️
And looking over my list, there are a LOT I don‘t recall at ALL - that‘s very unusual - I usually have at least an impression, if not total recall.

But these stood out for sure.

My top 3 would be
Plain Bad Heroines
The Midnight Library
Queen of Spades (read it!)

Happy Reading in 2022! 📚📚📚

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Challenge Accepted | Carol Rose
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Phew 😮‍💨. Cerone Family Reading Challenge JUST crossing the finish line 🎆

LeahBergen Whoa!! 😮 3w
Sweettartlaura @LeahBergen this is NOT just me 😜. This includes siblings, in-laws, nieces & nephews, cousins… there‘s about 10-12 of us who do it now. (But 267 are mine 😜 👍🏻) 3w
LeahBergen That‘s still mighty impressive! 3w
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Sweettartlaura @LeahBergen thanks 🙏🏻 3w
La_Cori Yay!! Group effort, but still an impressive accomplishment 🎉💪👏 3w
Sweettartlaura @La_Cori thanks 🙏🏻♥️ 3w
BookBabe 😮 Go fam! 🙌🏻😃 2w
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I feel like not enough people talk about Jess Walter.
That needs to change.
Everything of his, I end up giving 5 ⭐️
I listened to the Audible version of this story - I think it‘s included with subscription.
The blurb here says it seems to be part of a collection of his due out next year.
However you do so, get this into your brain. Beautiful, classic storytelling with the right amounts of drama, melancholy, & humor. Chef‘s kiss of a book 😚

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The Night Eternal | Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
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Mehso-so

Series review…
Loved Book 1 - couldn‘t get enough
Book 2 gave me nightmares - can‘t tell you the last time that happened
Book 3… I had a hard time getting through it.
And I think it‘s COVID-related 🤷🏻‍♀️
By Book 3, the world has lost so much - even if they succeed in ridding the world of vampires, they have lost so much that it‘s hard to root for it.
And in Year 2 of a pandemic, I feel echoes of that in life 🤷🏻‍♀️
Wish I‘d read this sooner.

kplovesbooks Agree on book 1 - definitely the best of the series!! It sucked me in so quick and wouldn't let go! 2 just felt redundant, like they kept repeating the same scenes over and over. And 3 just...idk, it was good, but I wasn't expecting the series to take the turn it did I guess. But I agree on the devastation part totally. 3mo
Sweettartlaura @kplovesbooks I wish I‘d read it sooner, so as to feel like I could judge Bk 3 impartially. It could be that it just wasn‘t as good… or it could be almost 2 years of pandemic burnout driving my low opinion of it. 3mo
kplovesbooks @Sweettartlaura It could definitely be the pandemic. I read it years ago, but I imagine it's a whole different thing reading it now. 3mo
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My #spookyreadathon got a bit derailed in week 2 🤷🏻‍♀️. But I finally finished this tonight.

Without saying a word about the pandemic or the current political situation, it does a LOT toward explaining how we‘re fighting about basic provable facts. I was not expecting that.

Link to full review below. In short, I recommend it 👍🏻

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3078870296

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Spooktacular! | Sienna Mercer
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#spookyreadathon got off to a sluggish start - I had some non-spooky reads to finish. But I have 5 done ✔️ and I‘m working on 3 more this weekend.
So far, I really like everything I‘ve read 3.5 ⭐️ and up 👍🏻

Happy Reading 📚 👻 🕯

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Loved this book. Just … loved it 🥰
Read it straight through in about 3 hours ♥️

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From A to Z | Vincent X. Kirsch
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I usually do an A to Z.
This year I decided to spread it out over print books, audiobooks, ebooks.
I also wanted to focus on my First Reads picks I get from Amazon Prime and never seem to read 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️
And I‘ve added in a Nonfiction category.
Two are done ✔️
Now to see if I can finish up the other 3 in 5 months 🤞🏻📚🙌🏻

Bklover Wow!!👍👍👍 6mo
DivineDiana Now, that‘s some goals! Love the addition of First Reads! I think I have only read 1 of mine. 😳 6mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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I read a lot of books last month.
These were my favorites.
#Julywrapup

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Night Theater | Vikram Paralkar
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I‘m crying reading this. I could weep.
This is the difference between those who try and those who don‘t.
As one who always tries, I‘m exhausted these days by those who won‘t.
As God leaves Cain‘s question unanswered, so does Saheb leave the pharmacist to answer her query. Her answer will leave its mark on her life.

Will I ever be so wise?

#readthisbook

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Lightseekers | Femi Kayode
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This book is so good!
It‘s a whydunit - we know who was killed, how, and since a mob was involved, a lot of whos.
But the father of one victim needs to know more: why.
So he hires a psychological detective to dig into it more.
And it just rolls from there, and I loved it. Easy to settle into; hard to put down once you get about halfway through.
5 ⭐️

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Curious: if you don‘t finish a book for your book club, how often do you still go to the meeting?
I tried to read/listen to this. I wasn‘t expecting to love it… but I also wasn‘t expecting a 40-minute chapter on eels. At that point I bailed.
And I was still going to go to our meeting tonight.
But other things have arisen, and I can‘t work up the energy to go talk about a book I barely read, and didn‘t enjoy for a second🤷🏻‍♀️
What do you do?

katy4peas Bail on the meeting if other things have come up. Otherwise I would still go to the meeting. 6mo
Laughterhp I‘d probably still go if I had the time and just talk about how much I hated the book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
Sweettartlaura @katy4peas I am. But if you go when you didn‘t read, what do you do for an hour or so as people talk about it? Especially if you didn‘t read because you hated it? I don‘t wanna be the person who says, “didn‘t read - but hated it”. So I usually force myself to finish, so at least I have something to stand on if I still hate it 😜. But I couldn‘t this time. And the thought of saying nothing for an hour+ lent itself to prioritizing other tasks 6mo
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Sweettartlaura @Laughterhp 😂 😂 😂 6mo
Laughterhp There was a reason I was kicked out of my book club 😂😂 6mo
Sweettartlaura @Laughterhp 😮🤣🤣🤣 6mo
katy4peas I have had to admit that I didn‘t like it before and that I didn‘t finish it. But I am also stuck leading it, so…. 🤷‍♀️ I have to sit for an hour and listen to everybody! 6mo
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Easy Prey | Catherine Lo
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Whoa 😮
Jenna is a badass.
After nude photos she shared with her boyfriend are posted online, Jenna has a tough year adjusting: the school does little; the community shuns her; teachers advise her nothing is private; & people ask her to think of the boys - she could ruin their lives.
🙄
When the situation replays itself the following year, the stakes are higher - a teacher‘s been exposed.
What can Jenna do to bring about justice?
Answer: a lot 😏

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After 5 years of US political insanity, and 18 months of a plague, I‘m being nosey about other people‘s problems😏
The more I read, the more I think the Sussexes effed this up🤦🏻‍♀️
They have reasons to be unhappy, yes.
But if they had proceeded patiently, I think they could have found a better solution.
This veers off into a rant about Meghan. But before that last chapter, there‘s great value in this review of the dynamics & history of these 4.

Cinfhen I LOVE this review❤️#CuriousMindsWantToKnow 6mo
Sweettartlaura @Cinfhen 😂😜🤫 6mo
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Liar & Spy | Rebecca Stead
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Here‘s what I did…
I‘m at one brother‘s house. We decide to meet another brother for a picnic & fishing.
I see a book of my niece‘s that her cousin would like. We bring it along.
After we eat, we sort stuff. I put the book in the car it‘s leaving in.
Then we fish.
When it‘s time to go I see the car that should have the book in it … not in the place it was when I put the book in it.
“Did you move your car?” I asked.
Con‘t… 👇🏻

Sweettartlaura I asked for sarcasm, and I got it.
But I said, “You don‘t understand. I put the book in A car - if you haven‘t moved, then I did not put it in YOUR car.”
And I didn‘t - I threw the book in some random person‘s car.
So I hope someone at Chadwick Lake enjoys their copy of “Liar & Spy.” I hear it‘s really good 😂
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Oryx Accidental book fairy 😁 7mo
DivineDiana Oh no! 7mo
sherri Whoops! Hope they enjoy the book! 6mo
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Rage | Stephen King, Richard Bachman
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So I am finally on vacation 🙌🏻
And within 12 hours I made my way to a bookstore 💁🏻‍♀️
I bought the first two for my nephew; the second two for my niece; and the last one was for me.
Because… this is a hardcover edition of an out-of-print King collection in pristine condition… for $4.
😮😮🤫
I seriously felt like I was stealing from the guy 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Panpan

This book is a mess.
And not kind to women at all.
And not clever enough to get away with it under the guise of satire or social commentary.

It‘s short, so I was going to slog through it.
But then I hit this line:

“I knew Leila was on my side, since she wasn‘t wearing a floral patterned dress like Whitney and the receptionist.”

What the hell???
I literally have a thousand other books to read. I‘m out.

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The Fall: Book Two of the Strain Trilogy | Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan
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A fast read.

And insidious.

While I wasn‘t particularly terrified reading this, apparently I was: I had nightmares all night while reading this one.

I‘m not sure if I should finish the third, or have a couple palate cleansers in between.

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From A to Z | Vincent X. Kirsch
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A few years ago I started doing an A to Z challenge.
This year, after accumulating even more books during quarantine 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️, I‘m doing 4:
The first is just regular books, and now I‘m done ✔️.
The sheet in orange is audiobooks🎧 - I need one by an author starting with X to complete that.
The blue is for ebooks - I expect to complete it by December.
Purple is for First Reads from Amazon. I have a serious backlog… and need to get a move on.

Texreader This is fantastic!! Way to go! 7mo
Sweettartlaura @Texreader thanks 😊. I found it was a good way to force some books off my backlog, so I‘ve kept up with it. And now I‘m just expanding it to clear off my virtual shelves, too 💁🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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Leaving Everest | Megan Westfield
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I made it to #mteverest today for my #MountTBR challenge this year.
On to Olympus!
Favorites reads so far:
Plain Bad Heroines
Queen of Spades
Utopia Avenue
Born a Crime
Caste
The City We Became
Tacoma Stories

Megabooks Wow!! 7mo
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Utopia Avenue | David Mitchell
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5 ⭐️

First…
One of these years, I‘m going to read all of Mitchell‘s work from first to latest, to fully immerse myself in the world he builds, and catch ALL the overlaps…
Second…
I am a sucker for fake rock band bios, and this is one of the best I‘ve ever read. The characters come completely alive. And Mitchell‘s skill at constructing a story is at its peak.
I savored reading this. I only sped up toward the end, to see if I guessed Dean‘s fate.

BookwormM I am on the same mission 👍 7mo
Sweettartlaura @BookwormM You‘re reading all of Mitchell‘s books??? How is it going? 7mo
802Librarian I read them all late last summer when this came out and it was the best reading experience! It‘s brilliant how they are all tied together. 7mo
Sweettartlaura @NHLibrarian Awesome! I know the links are there. I just read them so far apart that I know I‘m not getting the full effect. 7mo
BookwormM I am up to Cloud Atlas 7mo
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Queen of Spades | Michael Shou-Yung Shum
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Found this in my bookstore.
Shelved it until today.
And I just sped through it.
Shum fictionalizes a tale told to him by one of the last Faro dealers, about the last hand played in N. America. It‘s like Leonard or Hiassen in the PNW, with characters you must meet. It‘s balanced with humor, thrills, humanity, and magic. Like his MC, the author isn‘t flashy, uses no tricks. But his skill is a thing of beauty, and holds the reader enthralled.
5 ⭐️

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And just like that, like I‘m listening to Guyville in my dorm room again, Liz Phair makes me gasp in pain, in fear, in horror, with a thought I didn‘t know how to express myself.

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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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3.5 ⭐️

So... Aimee is Madonna, right? She‘s totally Madonna.

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The Cloud of Unknowing | Thomas H. Cook
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When you pick up a used copy of a favorite you‘ve never owned, only to find it‘s signed!!! 😮😁🥰

Texreader That‘s so awesome 11mo
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You Love Me: A You Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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Hey, hey!!!
Look what‘s available for pre-order ... without favorite narrator 😍🥰♥️ 🖤

I‘ve missed you, Joe 😉

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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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LaValle uses Lovecraftian tropes to upend the genre, creating a tale both horrifying & satisfying.
Short but sweet ... in the most terrifying sense.

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This IS very academic. But it‘s very worthwhile. The author offers lots of evidence of contact between Africans & the Americas for hundreds - maybe thousands - of years before 1492. Very informative.

Chrissyreadit I was just listening to a tik tok about that. 11mo
Sweettartlaura @Chrissyreadit really? Cool 🙂 11mo
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Wowwwww 😮
This was my favorite read for #24in48 by far ♥️
It‘s difficult - not in style, but in what it asks of its readers.
But man, is it beautifully written.
There are a couple things to pick on. But really, find something by this author and read it - you‘ll be glad you did.

Come-read-with-me Agreed! 11mo
Sweettartlaura @Come-read-with-me 👍🏻 11mo
VanderAnna This looks so good! 11mo
Sweettartlaura @VanderAnna it is 🙂. I slept on it for a while - wish I had put it in my brain as soon as I could have 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Soubhiville I loved this book so much! 11mo
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This started out slow for me, and I didn‘t know if I would finish it. But I‘m glad I did. It‘s a reminder that what is recorded in court is not always the real crux of an issue.

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@24in48

Another #24in48 is in the books!

This is just my favorite readathon 🥰

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Reggie Wow! You did great! 11mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie thanks! 🙂 11mo
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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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#24in48 goals ♥️
Such A Fun Age up first 🙌🏻

Happy Reading, everyone!

@24in48

Linsy Loved that one! 11mo
Sweettartlaura @Linsy 👍🏻 - it was a great pick for a first read - I blew right through it. 11mo
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Now THAT is a line!

Erinreadsthebooks I love this book!
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And in a week, I blew through 3 installments and I‘m all caught up on Gamache & Three pines.
Which only makes me sad because now I have to wait 🤷🏻‍♀️

This is just such a great cast of characters. Penny has done such a great job bringing them to life.

And to think I only stumbled upon this by picking up a mid-series paperback in a Little Free Library ♥️

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And the Sea Will Tell | Vincent Bugliosi
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2.5 ⭐️

Really strong first 1/3 - the story of two couples who find themselves on an uninhabited atoll a thousand miles from anywhere. One makes it back to the mainland; one doesn‘t.
Pretty good second third - how they get tried, when it unfolds, Bugliosi‘s transition from prosecutor to defense attorney - all good stuff.
And then way, way, WAY too much legalese. Bugliosi includes his entire 5 hour summation to the jury.
Way too much.

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4.5 ⭐️

There isn‘t much not to like here - it‘s another wonderful visit to Three Pines, the kind of place you hope you‘ll end up living if you‘ve ever had a good college dorm experience.
I think what stood out in this one for me was Penny‘s sharp dialogue. By this point, the whole cast of characters, major & minor, are fully realized. Still, the ease with which they interact is brilliant.

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Little Eyes | Samanta Schweblin
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3.5 ⭐️ - almost 4 - maybe 4 - we‘ll see.

Another book about humans keep being human, no matter what tech they develop. And it‘s up to each character - and you - to decide if that‘s good.

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Dying Is Easy | Joe Hill
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1 ⭐️
Ouch - this hurts me more than it does him. But I just couldn‘t care about this. And when I almost did, I was reminded - the MC is NOT funny. At all. I‘m supposed to grin a little during a stand-up routine, right??? Or at least see where he gets the idea other people find him funny. Didn‘t happen 🤷🏻‍♀️.

Also, when the heck is this set? They‘re jealous their rival is going on Jay Leno?What?Just poorly executed all the way around.

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My 2020: A Beautiful Year! | Hifish Notebooks
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2020 is done ✔️ - phew!
I had better stats in 2019 🤷🏻‍♀️. And I feel like I attended better to my reading.

I‘m looking forward to a fresh start, and a better year all around.

#2020stats

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The Searcher | Tana French
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After this month‘s reading, now I want a crossover event! I want Cal Hooper, Holly Gibney, and Strike & Robin to team up to solve some international mystery. Throw in Wilde, too... if you can find him...
Seriously, why don‘t things like this ever happen? It‘d be awesome 😎

Freespirit I‘d read that! 13mo
Sweettartlaura @Freespirit right??? How come no one does this??? There‘s got to be some way to make something like this happen every now & then. 13mo
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Troubled Blood | Robert Galbraith
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4.5 ⭐️

It‘s really long, and I don‘t care. I loved spending a year in the lives of Strike & Robin. I could read about them every day. This was a luxurious treat. Loved it!

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I didn‘t know if it was going to happen this year. But I buckled down last month. And tonight I finished my #MountTBR challenge, making it to #MtOlympus - 150 books read that I owned at the beginning of the year 🙌🏻

Now I can spend the rest of the year reading all the books I bought to replace these 😳🤪🤣

julesG 🎉🎉🎉 14mo
Reecaspieces 🎉🎊🎈👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
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Last Days | Brian Evenson
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Holy %#*>! What did I just read?!?!
This book is crazy.
The main character has his hand hacked off by a one-time acquaintance (friend?) with a cleaver. He cauterizes the wound himself, then shoots the guy who did it - with his bad hand.
All that draws the attention of a cult of mutilated zealots.
And then it just gets crazier.
It‘s less than 200 pages, if you need/want a quick book. And it‘s creepy AF.

PS - read the intro by Straub, too.

Reggie You had me at Holy%#^* lol, stacked. 14mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie 🤣🤣🤣. It is BANANAS!!! 14mo
TrishB I was about to say this sounds like @Reggie would love it! 14mo
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Reggie @TrishB you know me so well! 🖤🖤🖤 14mo
Sweettartlaura @TrishB & @Reggie if this appeals to you, might I suggest - the more I ruminate on Last Days, the more I‘m reminded of this one. Also completely bonkers, but one of the best books I‘ve read in the past... 5 years or so. 14mo
Reggie I loved that book. And yes, totally bonkers. 14mo
Reggie I‘m 50 pages in and feeling sooooo frustrated for the MC. Did you feel this way? 13mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie yes - Kline just wants to go on with his life, and these weirdos have taken hold of it - ugh 😫 13mo
Reggie @Sweettartlaura The whole answering a question with a question thing was driving me crazy. Also the whole concept of them being numbers relating to how many parts they‘d cut off! The fact that there was a rival amputee cult! I really enjoyed his dedication to the idea of his story. Thanks for the rec! 13mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie you are welcome 🙂. Did you read the intro by Peter Straub, perchance? He likens Kline‘s open ending to Huck Finn‘s... and I haven‘t been able to stop thinking about that parallel 🤔 13mo
Reggie I didn‘t. I don‘t read them before the book just in case they have spoilers and I honestly needed a break. I‘ll go back and read it but I‘ve never read Huck Finn so that part‘s lost on me. 13mo
Sweettartlaura @Reggie Huck Finn - a story that‘s supposed to embody a young nation charting a new course - ends essentially with Huck asking, What next? What else can I do? What else can I get away with? Which is what seemingly unkillable Kline is saying, after that crazed final sequence. And it really would make one wonder, wouldn‘t it? 13mo
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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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Mehso-so

Not quite what I was expecting. It‘s more of a catalog of horror books than a cohesive history of and comment on the genre. Still, there is enough content to enjoy it. If nothing else, you‘ll expand your TBR.

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Paperbacks from Hell | Grady Hendrix
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This just got interesting 🤗♥️👍🏻

Leftcoastzen Love this book! 14mo
Sweettartlaura @Leftcoastzen it was ok - not quite what I expected 🤷🏻‍♀️. But I got a lot of adds to my TBR out of it 😉 14mo
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