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Zoes_Human

Zoes_Human

Joined February 2019

she/her, likes toast and rainy days
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¡Vamos a leer! by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Juan Valera, Sturgis E. Leavitt, Sterling A. Stoudemire, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Mariano José de Larra, Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
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The Scar by China Miville
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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
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The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
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“The Evaluators“ is first contact story that reveals a startling societal arrangement that could change humanity forever.

(N.K. Jemisin is my book-crush. She is so mind-blowingly good at this.)

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Nate the Great | Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
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A cute and funny early-reader mystery with some little embedded lessons about manners and logic.

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That‘s terribly clever.

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For my birthday, I received a Brilliant Books subscription, which provides you with an individually-selected book every month based on information you provide to the bookseller.

I'm intrigued and excited by my first book. It's not something that was on my radar already, but it is very much, from initial appearances, something I will enjoy. Let's hope first appearances aren't deceiving!

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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The Kindle edition is on sale for $1.99 on US Amazon right now! 🎉

https://www.amazon.com/Reaper-Man-Discworld-Terry-Pratchett-ebook/dp/B000UVBT4A/...

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Firefly Legacy Edition Book Two | Zack Whedon, Chris Roberson, Joss Whedon
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It's important to know that these comics are meant for fans who have seen both the entire Firefly series and the movie Serenity. If you haven't, STOP NOW. Don't read this book. At best, it will be okay mixed with mild confusion. More likely, it won't make any sense at all.

If you are a fan though, this is a solid collection that is exciting, enjoyable, and, at times, incredibly moving.

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“The Brides of Heaven“ is a chilling science-fiction short where interplanetary colonists face hopeless odds including the madness of one of their own.

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This funny story about a bear's struggle to eat lunch all by itself is entertaining if not necessarily the most educational about table manners.

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Panpan

I expected this book to be about dinosaurs. Contrary to the title and jacket description, this book is mostly about paleontology NOT dinosaurs. I am not interested in paleontology. The bits about dinosaurs (what they hunted, how they lived, how they died, etc.) were great. Unfortunately, that was only about 1/3 of the book.

If you care about how scientist figure this stuff out though, you may love this.

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“The Storyteller's Replacement“ is a dark fantasy story reminiscent of One Thousand and One Nights. It left me both disturbed and excited. It has me daydreaming of N.K. doing a retelling of the Arabian Nights. I'm chilled just by the idea.

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I absolutely love Ben Hatke. He is one of my favorite kid's authors, and I recommend everything he's written. I was especially excited to learn that he would be writing this crossover of his Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl series. I hope there will be more going forward. I'd love to see the child from Little Robot looped in as well.

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1. Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl (Ben Hatke), How Long 'til Black Future Month? (NK Jemisin), ¡Vamos a leer!, The Scar (China Miéville), Favorite Poems, Me and White Supremacy Workbook (Layla Saad), Educated (Tara Westover), & The Complete Works (William Shakespeare)

2. Pumpkin spice for bagels & pie. Maple for pancakes & maple-bacon lattes.

3. “Would you craft your empire on some swill from a box?“

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I was stoked to get this today. As far as I'm concerned, Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl is one of the two most important releases of September. (The other being The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.)

Also, the guy in the brown coat is totally my husband. 😂

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Possibly a good story for a Christian family looking for fairytales in keeping with their religion; however, it doesn't hold up well outside of that context. I'm unfamilar with the original folktale, so I'm not certain if that is something that is only true of this particular retelling or simply a part of the story. The art is unusual and lovely, reminiscent of the stained glass in churches, so quite complementary to the subject of the story.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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FFS I‘ve checked a book out of the library that I already owned. 😂😂🤣

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It has been a long time since I've sunk into a book containing prose this rich & dense with meaning & imagery. I had forgotten its capacity of literary fiction for realness and complexity.

This was a luxurious read. I savored it over the course of fifteen days—pausing often to examine a revelation, to relish an especially apt turn of phrase, or to simply close my eyes and envision the images painted by her words.

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@howjessreads #friyayintro

1) It's a book of lies. He's not even from the Appalachia.

2) The Big Fat Quiz shows from the UK

3) Roasted corn and bacon chowder

4) Eastern (US)

4)Blue Dream (sounds chill)

4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t like Hillbilly Elegy either. 1w
britt_brooke I bailed on this book - and I very rarely bail. I‘m not from Appalachia, but I‘m from Kentucky and the generalizations killed me. 1w
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“He took her hand in his, both clasped on the table, and between them silence grew, an ancient silence that they both knew. She was inside this silence and she was safe.”

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“The best thing about America is that it gives you space. I like that. I like that you buy into the dream, it‘s a lie but you buy into it and that‘s all that matters.”

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The Kindle edition is on sale for $2.99 right now. I found this work of nonfiction to be both interesting and entertaining. It has an excellent balance of personal anecdote mixed with science and history.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EGJE4G2/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=rnmgdea...

DePaepe I read this for a Climatology class a few years ago. It is both horrifying and informative. 1w
Zoes_Human @DePaepe Agreed. Also, did you steel my brother-in-law's face?! You look so much like him. This plus the book connection makes me feel well-disposed towards you. 1w
DePaepe Haha you would be surprised at how many people say I look like someone they know. 1w
Zoes_Human @DePaepe OMG, you're my people. I also look like someone everyone knows. I have lengthy conversations almost weekly full of “No. I never lived there. No. I never worked there. No, don't do that. Seriously, I don't leave my house except for food and books. Did you ever work at a place that sold food or books? No? Then no, probably not.“ 1w
DePaepe Nice to meet a fellow doppelganger ☺ 1w
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Spencer's New Pet | Jessie Sima
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This is easily my favorite wordless picture book! The beautiful art that replicates the silent film era is loaded with fine details. I laughed out load and gasped with shock at the big twist. Humorous and exciting. Appropriate for ages 4 - 8.

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Ferdinand the Bull | Munro Leaf
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This was one of my favorite books as a child, and I only today learned that it has been a banned book for promoting a pacifist agenda and homosexuality. It was burned in Nazi Germany and remained unpublished in Spain until after Franco's death.

The point is, you should get this book for your child. It's great, and they're never too young to get them started on banned books.

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Dinosaurs: (Eye Openers) | Angela Royston, Colin Keates, Jane Cradock-Watson, Dave Hopkins
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As much as I love dinosaur books, I'd say give this one a pass. It's seriously out-of-date so you're feeding inaccurate nonfiction to kids. I'd love to see it updated and brought back out though. It's a great format that only lacks in not having a pronunciation key for the dinosaur names.

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Blacktastic!: The Blacktasticon 2018 Anthology | Milton J. Davis, Alan Jones, Balogun Ojetade, Violette L Meier, Valjeanne Jeffers, Kyoko M, Linda D Addison, Sheree Renée Thomas, Nicole Kurtz, Kenesha Williams, M Haynes, Azziza Sphinx
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As with most anthologies, this one is a mixed bag. While there were a few stories that I didn't care for, the superstars of this book make it worth every penny.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A little R & R & R with Caribbean food and a lovely malbec

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Does anyone know how I can add a cover to this entry for the book? It doesn't have one, and it's such a stunning cover that I hate for it to not be there. I figured out how to add a cover when I create a book, but not how to do it for an existing book like this. I'm willing to do the work; I just don't know how.

(I mean just look at that! Gorgeous!)

#help

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1) I read one short story in-between each full-length book, so this will be in the current stack for a while.

2) No long weekend here. I work every Saturday. This does, however, mean that I actually get two days off in a row.

3) Coffee with toffee chunks or thai curry (but that's tough to find)

4) Nope

#FRIYAYINTRO

xxjenadanxx Thai Curry Ice Cream?! How and where? I need that in my life! 2w
Zoes_Human @xxjenadanxx We have a local ice creamery around here called The Hop. In the summer, they stick with relatively traditional flavors, but in the winter they get highly experimental. That one only pops up once or twice a winter. They also have ice cream flights at the creamery itself once a week to test run new stuff. Homemade waffle cones too. I love them. 🍨 2w
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1) The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson because it's the first big-house published book by a friend. Despite loving all her indy work, I'm terrified I won't like it, which is silly.

2)It by Stephen King

3) 14,295 Yep, totally aware of the biological impossibility of this at age 47.

4) The Truths We Hold: An American Journey (tagged), just last month, getting ready for the primaries ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

5) Newbie here, what's a litten, am I a litten?

againsthesky19 Yes, and welcome! You‘re a litten now🥰 2w
Zoes_Human @againsthesky19 Thank you. And thank you! 2w
Eggs You are officially Litten!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 so you know lit-speak right?! 2w
Eggs Welcome 🤗🌺💗 and thanks for playing #wondrouswednesday!! 2w
Zoes_Human @Eggs Nooo! I mean, I think no. Is there a dictionary or shall I just pick it up as I go? (And thank you!) 2w
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Player's Handbook | Wizards RPG Team
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Taking a break from other people‘s stories to tell some of our own with friends. Gilbert is helping me to check for traps.

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Snappy Little Dinosaurs | Dugald Steer, Derek Matthews
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A rhyming pop-up book for toddlers or preschoolers who love dinosaurs. Pop-ups are always a hit with the kids and each dinosaur is named with a pronunciation key.

Ages: 2 - 5
Themes: animals, dinosaurs, prehistoric animals

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The Scar | China Miville
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A perfect Sunday continues as we take turns reading to one another.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A perfect Sunday

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FFS how much time did rich folks spend writing poetry about how much more grateful the poor should be for the good things because rich folks have troubles too?

#poetry #classics

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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“... she was a person who denied things were as they were. A person who had to spread the cloak of religion over her own petty desires.”

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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It‘s been a hot minute since I‘ve sunk into something with prose this dense and rich. This is going to be a long, leisurely read.

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