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TheWildCard

TheWildCard

Joined March 2018

Avid reader, Librarian, hip hop head, nerd.
Read all the books! 2018: 97/100
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This book...THIS BOOK. I have always thought the death penalty is barbaric, so Anthony Ray Hinton is preaching to the choir in my case, but it‘s still important to read. If you‘re against the death penalty, read this. If you‘re for the death penalty, READ THIS. Anthony is a ray of light and an inspiration.

mrozzz I‘ve got to get this! 2y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Told from the perspective of twelve people who are trying to figure out what it means to be Native American in Oakland, California. Fantastic debut. Highly recommended.

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The Pale King | David Foster Wallace
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If you‘re not already a fan of DFW, this book is probably not for you. But if you ARE a fan, read it. I miss his mind so much, and I‘m still very, very sad about his suicide. This novel would have been fantastic had he finished it.

britt_brooke This is in my TBR. I‘ve still only read Infinite Jest, but I loved it. 2y
the_real_archimboldi The book is hard to read without almost constantly considering his suicide, especially when you get towards the end and know it will be left unfinished. The last scene doesn‘t require much background info and sort of stands alone as a short little story, and it is emotional reading it knowing it is the last thing we‘ll ever get from him. 5mo
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This is a great debut novel—the setting and the magic are very cool, and the story is both fierce and inspiring. I‘m looking forward to the next book in the series. #recommended

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This is up next. It, too, has a gorgeous cover. 😍

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My new favorite book of the year (and possibly to become an all-time favorite). If I could give them, this book would get ALL THE STARS. It‘s beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and inspirational. Highly recommended. [hugs book close to my heart]

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This is my new favorite book, and I‘m maybe halfway through it—going to have to buy this one and put it on my shelf to be reread. #ThePoetX

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The cover of this book is just gorgeous. [SWOON]

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I love this. The characters are great (Perry is my favorite—love his music choices), the satire is great, and I‘m all for the ideas about tight-knit communities and local economies. Recommended.

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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Know what really stinks? Leaving the book you‘re reading at work. CRAP. 🤬

BookishMe UUUGHH 2y
TheWildCard @BookishMe I know! Bleh. 2y
C.Perone THE worst!! 2y
Djspens I'd probably buy it on Kindle..... 2y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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The inside flap of this books says it “envok[es] The Handmaid‘s Tale for a new millennium.” I disagree—this is kind of a walk in the park compared to The Hamdmaid‘s Tale—but Red Clocks is still very good. The laws in Red Clocks bring women about halfway to The Handmaid‘s Tale, which is scary enough in itself. Definitely worth a read.

Alfoster So agree!😍👏👏👏 2y
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Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I liked In a Dark, Dark Wood...I didn‘t really like The Woman in Cabin 10...Ruth Ware has redeemed herself with The Lying Game. This one was definitely more interesting and worth reading. Plus, I like books about close friends sharing a big, dark secret.

Alfoster Oh me too!😍😍👏👏👏 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Another slam dunk by Madeline Miller! I love her retellings of gods and myths. Recommended.

RaimeyGallant Adding to my tbr:) 2y
TheWildCard @RaimeyGallant You won‘t be disappointed. 2y
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Haven‘t been getting a lot of reading done, because I‘ve been at the Evergreen International Conference in St. Charles, MO. Library/software/data nerd alert! Started rereading American Gods (audiobook) on the plane to St. Louis, and had completely forgotten that St. Louis is the first place Shadow lands after getting out of prison. Cool coincidence! #evgils18

ReadZenRites Lovely weather, lovely pic!💕💕 2y
TheWildCard @ReadZenRites The weather was gorgeous. Thanks! 2y
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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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Rereading the first few of these as my bedtime books so I can finally finish the series. They are so good.

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This is my fifth(?) time reading this series, and the last couple books never get easier to read. I love all of them, though, and I never get tired of them.

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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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It was the cover of this book that made me borrow it from the library. It‘s frickin‘ gorgeous, isn‘t it? The summary on the inside flap made it sound interesting, too.

And it‘s...just okay. It‘s about two girls from India who go through a ton of awful sh*t, mainly because they‘re girls. And that‘s about it. There isn‘t a whole lot of positivity in the book, as the prologue kind of leads one to believe. And it ends super abruptly. Meh.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Three books in three days on this three-day weekend. Wooooo! Anyway, I‘m glad I watched this movie before I read the book—I don‘t think I would have liked the movie as much otherwise. VanderMeer leaves a lot to the imagination in this one, and I‘m a big fan of that. What exactly is Area X? What was the Event that started it all? What exactly is happening to the people who go into Area X...and never leave?

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Let Me Lie | Clare Mackintosh
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Another good one by Clare Mackintosh. The twists and turns are good, but my favorite part of the book is the story and relationship of retired investigator Murray Mackenzie and his wife Sarah—beautifully written.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig

“I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.” (Originally said by Michel de Montaigne) #TRUTH

RaimeyGallant Lovely quote. 2y
BookishMe Enjoyed the trip through the centuries! 2y
TheWildCard @BookishMe As did I! 2y
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Can you imagine what it would be like to live for over 400 years...but still look no older than 40? Tom Hazard has a genetic condition that makes him age MUCH more slowly than normal. I think Haig imagines this well—the strength it would take, the heartbreak, the fear, the exhilaration, the paranoia. Recommended.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Library haul (which pretty much happens all the time since I work in a library)! This 3-day weekend will be all-reading-everything. *\o/*

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Semiotics and suspense and Foucault...oh my! Binet writes fictional stories (alternate histories?) about real-life historical events. This book turns Roland Barthes‘s death into a suspense novel about semiotics, assassins, and the seventh function of language. All the greats are there, including Chomsky (hitting on a student and smoking a joint at a frat party at Cornell). Recommended!

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Finished Behold the Dreamers last night. Gave it five stars on Goodreads. It‘s about a family of immigrants from Cameroon on temporary visas in NYC. The husband is a chauffeur for an exec at Lehman Bros. The book chronicles the issues both families have and how very different those issues are. I‘m not doing it justice — highly recommended.

RaimeyGallant Great review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
mrozzz Welcome welcome!!! 😄 Thanks @RaimeyGallant for the tag 💗 2y
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batsy Welcome!! 💐 Thank you for the tag, @RaimeyGallant 🧡 2y
Jess7 This is on my TBR list! I hope it‘s as good as it sounds! Thanks for the tag @RaimeyGallant . Welcome @TheWildCard - checkout the #Litsytips: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and the #LitsyHowTo videos: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCwcuqcJRwNwEdLzipg_la3Q 2y
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! Looking forward to getting to know you. 1y
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Next book up. I really enjoyed HHhH, so I‘ve been looking forward to reading this one, too.

BookishMe Belated welcome to Litsy 👋🏾 👋🏾!! 2y
TheWildCard @BookishMe Thank you! 2y
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