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WhovianNerd

WhovianNerd

Joined April 2017

I'm an optimistic pessimist. Like Puddleglum.
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Night's Master by Tanith Lee
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Grace and Fury | Tracy Banghart
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This story holds you from the first page and doesn't let you go until the last. An exciting "fight the patriarchy" story! Both sisters are awesome characters! They have fire and spirit, but also flaws that keep them from falling into any saint or superhero tropes. I will definitely get the next book when it comes out. I must find out what happens next! Great choice, FairyLoot!

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Monday's Not Coming | Tiffany D. Jackson
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The story follows Claudia who seems to be the only one who notices her best friend Monday is missing. Though that is the premise of the story, this book isn‘t exactly what one would file under mystery or thriller. I enjoyed the novel but found it depressing at times which is to be expected when books dredge up memories of 7th and 8th grade. (Seriously, those grades are the worst. Who‘s with me?) 4 ⭐

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Night's Master | Tanith Lee
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Daisy feels I should include a specific warning on this book. If starting #NightsMaster, after recently reading #GatherTheDaughters, prepare for your experience to be a bit...skewed. I think that's the least spoilery way to put it. I tried to explain to her that we readers can handle it, but she sees us humans as a weak lot. Rude. Also, typical cat thinking.

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Night's Master | Tanith Lee
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Podcast Sword & Laser's May pick. Yeah, I'm little late, but my local group will meet beginning of June, so I have a little more time. #NightsMaster

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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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I love this novel! If I didn't have to take it back to the library soon, then I would read it again. It's so haunting yet also beautiful! I created my own hype for the book, and I am very fortunate it exceeded my expectations! If Jennie Melamed decides to write another book, I will definitely run to my bookstore to grab a copy. #GatherTheDaughters is a new favorite!

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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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UP NEXT! "An heir to the creations of Margaret Atwood and Shirley Jackson." If that isn't a promotional blurb destined to win my attention, I don't know what is! And with an ethereal, melancholy vibe from this cover, I feel this book was written specifically for me! Okay, I need to get to reading this before I hype it up so much that no book in this reality (including this one) could begin to meet my expectations. See you on the other side!

Leniverse I now have Iron Maiden stuck in my head. Bring your daughter to the slaughter. 😆 1y
WhovianNerd 😂 @Leniverse I don't know that song. I'll have to give it a listen. 😀 1y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I checked this book out at the library not knowing really what to expect. And it got to me. The story hit me right in the feels. I will always be a sucker for stories that essentially have the main characters discovering what they love to do most. Romances between individuals are alright, but if you really want to reach me, show me a character discovering who they really are and finding peace doing what they love!

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Thanks, everyone! Never expected to get to 500. I'm pleasantly surprised. 😀

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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4 stars. I enjoyed it though the pace infuriated me at times.

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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If the queens are taken before their powers show, how does everyone know which group the triplet belongs too? Can any of the triplets develop the same powers? If Mirabella has power, why not use it to kill Rho or any of the other priestesses who get on her way? Surely if people are expecting her to kill her own sisters, they can't be surprised if she turns on them right?

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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Maybe I'm still in YA &/or Fantasy mode after #TheCruelPrince. I'll roll with it, and try #ThreeDarkCrowns next.

Booksniffer I love the cover. Can't wait for review. 2y
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White Noise | Don DeLillo
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Made it to chapter 12, but I'm just not feeling it. The premise still interests me, but I'm not in the right mood for it. So I shall return it to the library, and probably try it again another time.

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White Noise | Don DeLillo
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And the winner is... 🥁 #WhiteNoise by #DonDeLillo

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White Noise | Don DeLillo
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My latest library haul. Now to figure out what to read first. 📚🤓

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Ugh. Don't you hate when some character you hate turns into someone you sort of respect? Eww. I hate being an open minded, rational individual. 😜 That said, well played Holly Black, Cardan gets a reprieve from my wrath...for now. I enjoyed #TheCruelPrince, and I can't wait to read the next book. 4 out of 5 ⭐️

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Starting chapter 15, and so far I am enjoying it. Only, I know this book is YA, I really do, but please tell me Holly Black does not turn Valerian or Cardan into redeemable love interests. If that happens, I may puke. I blame Stephanie Meyers, because of her example, many I feel have gotten a Mr. Darcy personality confused with a destructive, sociopath personality. 🤣

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Since I was tagged, then sure, why not?

1. Loud, happy people in the morning 🤣
2. I‘m not sure...give me both just to try and then I‘ll decide.
3. Boss (of course it was a cat).
4. Romance fiction and nonfiction relating to business &/or sports.
5. 💙💚💙💚💙💚💜

#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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All the stars and more! Not only a turbulent emotional roller coaster but one hell of an adventure! I recommend this novel to everyone. I can't say much without giving anything away, so all I will say is no matter how faint-hearted you may feel while reading, stick with it until the end. Trust me.

Jess7 Just a reminder @litsy will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 3 am to 11 am EST. Checkout @kgriffith for details about a chatroom on LT you can join during the downtime. 2y
GatheringBooks sounds awesome! 2y
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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I arrived at chapter 47 last night. I started the chapter around 11 PM to get a little reading in before bed. Big mistake! So much happened I couldn‘t put it down, and I stayed up way too late! Why am I telling all these mundane details? Because what I really want to share are all the crazy details in the story so far, and I can‘t without giving a lot away. Just so much is wrapped up together in this novel!

quillable I love/hate when books make me stay up late 😂 2y
WhovianNerd Too true! Evil books being good before bed. 😀 2y
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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I'm always unsure of taking a photo of the book I'm reading next because I find myself changing my mind often thanks to my moods. But I'm going to risk it, and say I'm starting #TheChangeling by Victor LaValle next.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Daisy decided bathing was more important than showing her adorable face. That brat! 😜 Oh well, I'll roll with it so I can post and start a new book. Finished #AnUnkindnessOfGhosts and I give it 5 ⭐️. Wow! Compelling and hard to put down, but also brought me to tears more than once (never a fun experience for me, since I hate to cry). Definitely going on my list of favorites! What have you been reading recently?

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Shadow | Joyce Sweeney
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I found it! 😱I remember reading this in 7th or 8th grade, but all I remembered from it was a cat eye on the cover, a teenage girl as the main character, and that it involved a paranormal element. At age 33, I can finally put a title and author with it! As for whether it's any good, I have no idea what I would think of it now, but I know I enjoyed it then. This was one of the first books I read with a paranormal plot that wasn't family-friendly.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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I finished #TheRavenBoys last night (4 ⭐️), but alas I find myself without access to the sequel. So onto my next adventure: #AnUnkindnessOfGhosts. The March pick for #TheSwordAndLaser podcast. I shall return to the Raven Cycle at another date.

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Mehso-so

Rating wavers from 3.5 ⭐️ to 4 ⭐️ depending on my mood. I enjoyed the story though the romance angle seemed a little too soap opera for me at times. But I'm just an aromantic (is this a word? if not, it is now), asexual girl in a romance-driven world, so not much I can do. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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It's always difficult to give graphic novels a full five stars because I always feel as though I'm entering the story in the middle without all the needed background information. One day I shall read all the connecting storylines and then I might be able to come back and change 4 stars to 5 stars.

Even feeling a little out of the loop, I still found this graphic novel engaging and entertaining. So I would call it a success.

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Patternmaster | Octavia E. Butler
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How to celebrate the opening of #BlackPanther when you aren't seeing the film yet: Listening to the #BlackPanther soundtrack while getting ready for Octavia E. Butler book club. ?

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Patternmaster | Octavia E. Butler
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Onto the last book in the omnibus: PATTERNMASTER!

Let the showdown begin! (Daisy can hardly contain her excitement 😹)

It looks like this is the last mtg. of my Octavia E. Butler book club at my local bookstore, for now at least. But I think I will still continue reading a work of hers each month on my own. Will have to find out which one comes next chronologically.

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So of course I'm in the middle of a non-book club read. Because why not? 🤣

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Wow. Everyone should read this! It's thought-provoking and engaging. The intense, suspenseful moments are definitely as intense as you'd imagine. But I also enjoyed the unexpected quiet moments: Starr's time with her loving family, her pop-culture references in her talks with her friends, and good ol' sibling love! It is impossible not to empathize with Starr by the time you finish this book.

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Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
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Never get tired of hearing radio dramas based on Neil Gaiman's stories! And an Anansi story, so BONUS!

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Loved the first episode based on this superhero, so of course I picked up the graphic novel! I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. However, I should have waited until season 1 was finished because now either I will feel disappointment if possible spoilers have been revealed, or I will feel disappointment if the show deviates too much from the original story. Curse my impatience!

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Clay's Ark | Octavia E. Butler
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Once you read Octavia Butler, she won't let you go until the last page. Her writing is too magical and mesmerizing.

I've been spoiled by X-Men, Inhumans, Metahumans, and superhero origin stories. Because of them, I expect a showdown between the Clay's Ark people and the Patternists in the last book. From what I've read of Butler's stories she doesn't take the well-used paths though. So I suspect my desire for this showdown may go unfulfilled.

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When waiting at the dentist's, always bring a friend. 📚🤓

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I'm actually working on an omnibus of Douglas Adams' HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY books, but I saw this story on my shelf, and thought I would read it first. Just a little something to get my 2018 reading year started. A story about fandom?! It was adorable!

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The Diviners | Libba Bray

Only 34% into the book, and so far it's a blast! Also, when I'm not reading, I've been watching THE MRS BRADLEY MYSTERIES on BritBox, which is also set in the 1920s. Timing perfection!

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Mind of My Mind | Octavia E. Butler
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4.5 stars
I enjoyed the story, but not as much as Kindred or Wild Seed. Still, I doubt Butler was ever capable of writing a bad book. She was a master magician with words.

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Harvest HOme | Thomas Tryon
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2 out of 5 stars. You can find my review on Goodreads. Apparently, Litsy found my rant too wordy. 😄

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Harvest HOme | Thomas Tryon
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The Wicker Man meets quaint Mayberry meets dread and terror at your own back door....home sweet home. 🏡

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I can't wait for the second book!

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Just on chapter 11, and guys, I'm blown away! It's still early in the story, but I have felt so many emotions! Chapters 6-10 had me crying my eyes out, and I rarely cry! My dad even caught me and I didn't care. 😄

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I knew it was coming, but I think a part of me naively wanted to believe they would create a perfect utopia.

Love the letters between the authors at the beginning and end of the story. Now they were perfection!

Come for the story. Stay for the letters. 4 out of 5 stars. 02/02

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Wow! Powerful and brutal! I was glued to the novel until the very end! However, I was left with a depressing truth.

Basically no humans should be allowed power. Humanity sucks. I fully support an animal or extraterrestrial uprising. All joking aside, I have to admit, at first I found it gratifying to see the tables turn in terms of women accessing more power. Sadly, they gave into human nature, and exploited such power. 01/02

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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When you're casually reading, and your book decides to hit you with a TRUTH bomb! 💣😳

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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On page 202 out of 387. Would like to be halfway through CITY OF THIEVES tomorrow (although I haven't started yet).

So wish me luck! 😀

BookMaven407 You can do it. 🙂 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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🎵I've got the power!🎵 Nov./Dec. pick for #OurSharedShelf on Goodreads. Even if it wasn't though, praise from Margaret Atwood, Joss Whedon, and Cory Doctorow?! Of course I'm going to try it! And fortunately for me the subject matter appeals to me. #WinWin

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I enjoyed this story a lot! There are parts I could have done without, but they were able to redeem themselves at the end. Obviously I'm being vague due to spoilers. 😀 4.5/5 stars.

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Recommended to me because of how much I enjoyed reading READY PLAYER ONE. So far this story is a blast! A perfect read after the amazing but a bit heavy WILD SEED.

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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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I've only read four of Octavia E. Butler's books so far, and loved each of them! She can do no wrong! I often find my reaction peculiar since the stories and characters themselves often leave me so frustrated and angry. The fact those feelings never leave me, and yet I can find so much still to love about the novel is a testament to her magic.
(P. S. Doro has done enough at the end to make me withhold my wrath. His improvements better continue).

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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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First order of business: Find a library. Second: Read all the books. Third: Use all the knowledge I've gathered to kill Doro for good.
Yep, I'm a badass. I don't play around with immortal entities bent on forcing me to do their will. 😎🤓📚👊🏽

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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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Almost done with Wild Seed. I am jealous of Octavia E. Butler's writing ability. Pure magic!
Here are the other books on my #TBR list for November (all are for book clubs 😱). I'm excited to use this new journal I found at my favorite bookstore today to record my literary observations. 😀

bookloo I‘ve been meaning to read this! I read the first page months ago, and really liked it. ☺️ 2y
WhovianNerd @bookloo I would definitely recommend it! 2y
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