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WellReadCatLady

WellReadCatLady

Joined March 2016

librarian 📚 cat lady 😻 hygee enthusiast 📷 napping extraordinaire 🛏 https://www.goodreads.com/racrenrip
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Fantastic book! Published in 1996 and it is still extremely relevant today. It is both comforting and terrifying that the same issues from 20+ years are issues we are dealing with today. Comforting because these issues are not new and people have long been pointing these issues out, terrifying because nothing is being done about them and things may start to fall apart. Yay.

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Underside of paradise in Barbados. Interesting read and keeps you engaged to see how things play out.

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one. 6d
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Whether or not you personally have experienced trauma this is a must read to just understand what some people are going through and maybe be able to help someone find the right resources.

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Great book! Lots of topics and interesting people to look deeper into!

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Just what I needed, a light, funny, and sweet romance book.

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Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas | Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford
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Surprise surprise, what we learn in 7th grade Texas history is a revisionist version making white men and America the hero. Highly recommended to all Texans!

Smrloomis Oooh looks good 📚 1mo
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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Fantastic book that captures both the joy and extra burden of motherhood in today‘s society.

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Foxes are amazing and I can see how a scientist who is trained not to anthropomorphize animals does so with a fox she meets.

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Bait and Witch | Angela M. Sanders
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Absolutely a cute and cozy book to read for autumn, but like half the plot is in the second to last chapter and as a librarian, Josie‘s witchy power of knowing the perfect book for everyone was hella cringe, like I get it, but oof. Will I continue the series? Probably.

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We can read old books by authors that have outdated values and still appreciate what they have to say while still being critical of their views. Author talks about people exploiting classics for their political agenda and that you can still enjoy misogynistic Victorian novels while being a feminist by understanding it was a different time and enjoy making comparisons from their time period to present day.

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The blurb on this book describes it as a being “wrapped in a big gay blanket” and that is the perfect description for this book. It was so comforting.

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Beautiful artwork and wording that describes the cycle of moods as seasons.

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Good book to start with to learn the basics about poetry. As someone with no formal training in poetry and just wanted to know more about form and what goes into a poem to better understand the meaning and craft, this book is perfect!

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It‘s spooky season! Perfect book to get in the Halloween mood!

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Goblin Girl | Moa Romanova
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Graphic novel about panic attacks and how the author copes. I also loved the art style.

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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Fantastic book! Unnamed character was relatable and the authors way of catching the introspective monologue was perfect.

charl08 Yes. Such a lovely book. 3mo
Chelsea.Poole I agree! 3mo
monalyisha I like your photo. 😊 3mo
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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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I just couldn‘t really get into this.

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Been meaning to read this ever since I read Normal People and finished it before her next book comes out today! Great book!

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Great book! Grenouille has no odor and has a great sense of smell. He goes from a tanner, to a perfumer, to isolation, and back to create the perfect scent. The way the author captured the pervasiveness of Grenouille's feelings about scents is creepily perfect.

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Appreciated the balance of science and family history that Rebecca Skloot created for her book.

kspenmoll Fantastic book. 4mo
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Bleak House | Charles Dickens
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Took me 32 hours but I did it.

TiredLibrarian Congrats! Started but never finished. 4mo
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Odes to Lithium | Shira Erlichman
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Collection of poems about bipolar disorder and the drugs people take for it. Really moving as the poet gets personal about her journey.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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This book was so good!! The writing is beautiful and even if you aren‘t familiar with Shakespeare, you will find something to love about this book!

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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The pacing of the book bothered me at first but it got better as the book went along. I finally read it! After 5+ years in my tbr!

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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Loved this book! Perfect summer thriller.

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Fictionalization of Johannes Kepler‘s mom being accused of being a witch in 1600s Germany told through testimonies, letters, and the accounts of the accused and her neighbor.

Enjoyable read, was a bit confusing when changing perspectives.

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Obit | Victoria Chang
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Great collection! This book reached me at a perfect time for this type of book making it a great experience.

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Great accessible poetry about black and Latino experiences.

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Plague | Albert Camus
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Didn‘t really think this through reading Plague at a hospital cafe. Oops.

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The Age of Phillis | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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Great book! Reflective of history and how it relates to today.

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I love Grady Hendrix‘s books and jumped on the chance to get an #arc from #netgalley! This book did not disappoint. Final Girl Support Group is for the surviving women whose crimes inspired slasher franchises. When one of the members doesn‘t show up for a session, Lynnette suspects someone is once again trying to kill the final girls. Interesting take on slasher films and giving depth to characters that are kind of glossed over in the movies.

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Past month really has been frantic and it‘s nice just to get back to normal Sunday activities of running errands, grabbing tea, the reading.

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Lean Against This Late Hour | Garous Abdolmalekian
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Great collection with a variety of subjects, instantly became one of my favorite books!

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Fiend | Peter Stenson
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Fiend has been on my tbr for years! Making an effort this year to read some of my backlog. Interesting concept this book has, zombie apocalypse but all the survivors are meth addicts.

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I‘m a little over halfway through and at first I was annoyed with how Eloise was being portrayed with her spinsterhood and ideas on relationships because it didn‘t fit her character in previous books. That only lasts for the first few chapters then it makes a little more sense.

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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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Listening to one of my favorite writers!

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Home Body | Rupi Kaur
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Rupi Kaur sticks with her style of poetry in her latest book, I would of liked to see more experimentation, but she continues grow her style in this book which is great to see!

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Ramifications | Daniel Saldaa Pars
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Loved this book and I didn‘t expect a short book to pack such a emotional punch but yeah it did. Took me longer than I would of liked to read because of the Arctic blast in Texas that cause the blackouts and water shortage. I was lucky to have power most of the time but I had a packed apartment with people who lost power. Parents house had a busted pipe and it‘s a struggle to find pasts & a plumber...

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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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Local library got Neil Gaiman for an author talk!

charl08 Wow! 10mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Happy Valentine‘s Day! 🤣

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Excited for this one! Colin‘s story!

wanderinglynn This one may be my fave of the 5 I‘ve read. 10mo
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Ramifications | Daniel Saldaa Pars
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Going to start this one today I‘ve had it for a few months and never got around to reading it for the book club it was for but there‘s a different book club reading it this month that I hope to join in on.

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Not liking the Cinderella aspect and some of Benedict‘s actions are awful.

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Excited to start this!

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Kind of mad that I listened to the epilogue part 2 of The Duke and I because now I know what happens with Penelope 😡. I‘ve decided to finish the series now.

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I‘m trying to read more classics and great books! This one is requiring a bit of research to understand it.

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Obsessed with the Netflix series and decided to listen to the books! So far not as good as the series because it is a bit different but still worth listening to.

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18 hours, oy.

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The House on Vesper Sands | Paraic O'Donnell
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Got an arc from Tin House, I‘m about 50 pages in and it is addicting.

Booksnchill I read it in 2019 after hearing about it on the Backlisted podcast (had to get from the UK) I loved this gothic tale! 11mo
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You‘d think I would go for something a little more upbeat, but here I am.

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