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Tjgpages

Tjgpages

Joined July 2016

Reader mainly of children's books (I am a mom to a rad two-year-old), dystopian lit, novels set in NYC, and the occasional Pulitzer Prize winner.
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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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Mississippi Blood | Greg Iles
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Cape Cod vacation reading - the third in this amazing trilogy! Excellent so far. Iles is a wonderful storyteller.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Not a dandelion in sight here, the lawns are picked clean. I long for one, just one, rubbishy and insolently random and hard to get rid of and perennially yellow as the sun. Cheerful and plebeian, shining for all alike...Or gone to seed: I can see her, running across the lawn, that lawn there just in front of me, at two, three years old, waving one like a sparkler, a small wand of white fire, the air filling with tiny parachutes.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I watched the first episode of the new show on Hulu, but before moving on I decided to go back and re-read my old paperback. This little star was from a previous (of many) reading.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She rested her head against his and felt, for the first time, what she would often feel with him: a self-affection. He made her like herself. With him, she was at ease; her skin felt as though it was her right size. ❤️

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I hardly read at all on our vacation, but taking a rare quiet moment on the plane ride home to get a little more into THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.

Tav I haven't started yet! 3y
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I'm deep in a dystopian novel spell. Sound familiar? Gah.

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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About this book I have to say...

Nothing. (A "joke" you'll get if you've read it.)

Except that I hated it and finished only because of my ongoing commitment to read all winners of the Pulitzer Prize. At least this was my lovely vacation view as I plodded through the last page.

Tav Good for you for sticking with it. Hopefully the next PPW will be a, um, winner! 3y
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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About this book I have to say...

Nothing. (A "joke" you'll get if you've read it.)

Except that I hated it and finished only because of my ongoing commitment to read all winners of the Pulitzer Prize. At least this was my lovely vacation view as I plodded through the last page.

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Stoner | John Williams
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Took a few moments yesterday to pause in Bryant Park to finish STONER before my book club meeting. What a lovely, authentic novel. I found an unexpected peace in the stoic familiarity of Stoner's character - however sad, he's just an ordinary man, making mistakes and carrying on, doing the best he can. Like all of us. Recommended, particularly for my fellow Midwesterners - Stoner is our parents and grandparents, our old teachers and neighbors.