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aquariusnat

aquariusnat

Joined March 2018

Poetry, short stories and novels, Oh My !!!
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Untitled | Anonymous

UNOFFICIAL POLL :How do you feel about series/genre books . I always seem to lose interest around #4 or #5 . Am I missing something or does anyone else "peter" out too ?

Suzze It‘s hard to keep a series going strong in the long run. 1mo
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Villa America | Liza Klaussmann
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Started off great , but slowly became boring. It's well written, just not as interesting as I was expecting it to be. The Murphys are an interesting part of the Lost Generation , too bad fhe second half portrayed them in a modern tabloid style .

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At the rate I'm going , I'll have to live way past age 100 to finish my current/future TBR pile ! But not going to frustrate myself with reading challenges anymore ! If a challenge becomes frustrating , it's okay to let it go!

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Mehso-so

I started out really liking the story. But my interest waned the more I read. The premise was good , but the characters and their actions were boring .

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Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker
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Found this at B&N and couldn't resist the splurge! It has most of her writings including some book reviews of her contemporaries! I decided to donate my older smaller collection of hers to the library.

DGRachel That‘s a fantastic cover! 5mo
aquariusnat That cover jumped out from the shelf ! LOL! 5mo
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This is a nonfic about the history of fonts . It's actually quite interesting. There's several photo examples in the book and some surprising stories too.

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Is anyone else a "lazy" reader? I love reading, currently reading an interesting nonfiction called Just My Type about fonts . But only wind up reading for about a half hour before bedtime. LOL! Why do I let everything else distract me?

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Courting Mr. Emerson | Melody Carlson
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This was a sweet romance about two older people finding love later in life. Got this as a win from Librarything's Early Reviewers contest !

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This is a nice collection of stories. But it's also slightly boring. I think it would work better if you get the audiobook. It's actually read by Hanks . He's always fun to watch in interviews, so he probably does a good job reading his book .

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Is anyone else tired of the friggen cold winter!?

ProfReader Yes 7mo
aquariusnat I expect below freezing temps in winter. But these bitter cold winds dropping and keeping the temps in the teens and lower is just annoying! 7mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This was a great rom-com / family drama ! Saw the movie last year and loved it. This is like reading the director's cut , lots of extra scenes! Highly recommend this novel and looking forward to reading the sequels!

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This was a really good novel. It is a satirical ode to being a reader . Half of the chapters tell the story of a man on a quest to finish reading a book . He get interrupted in the oddest manner several times. The other half of the chapters tell the various stories that he is trying to read . If you enjoy unusual storytelling , then give this a chance.

SqueakyChu I loved this book! What a reading experience!! It took me two tries to read this novel, but it was so worth it. 9mo
aquariusnat In the last few years , I've gotten into exploring world fiction . Definitely interesting novels from non- english speaking writers . 9mo
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My Resolution is to seriously avoid any reading slumps !

aquariusnat I'm also hoping to read more poetry books in 2019 . 9mo
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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I couldn't find an Xmas book that interested me this year. So I picked a winter themed novel instead.

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Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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This was an interesting Historical Fiction . At first the nurse watching the Fasting girl appeared cold and cynical, while everyone else appeared loving . Then in the last third of the novel an explanation changes everything you thought about the adults in this story.

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This was a really interesting history book . The author did great job with her research . Glad I read it .

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens

Besides Dickens , does anyone know of a really good literary novel set at Christmas time ?

Liatrek I‘ve been looking for books set at Christmas too! I‘m planning to read A Christmas Carol for the first time but wanted a few more books 😊 11mo
aquariusnat If you like edgy/dark humor , try The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore. I read it a few years ago and LMAO ! 11mo
ofclumsywords There is a Nutcracker retelling that I‘ve had on my TBR for forever! 11mo
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Finally started my October book !

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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this novel ! It's a light-hearted drama . There are a few sad scenes but , overall I smiled through most of the story .

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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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This was an interesting story about a man whose dog is dying from cancer, but can't handle that truth . His journey of acceptance of his impending loss is at turns funny , sweet and sad .

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No Return Address | Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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This was a short novella that was nice and easy to read . But I was a little bored by it. I've heard that her full length novels are better.

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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An interesting YA novella from Stephen King . It's very good and quick to read . I enjoyed it.

Suzze I bought this when it came out as an ebook. And, as usual, my ebooks get forgotten. 1y
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Versions of Us | Laura Barnett
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This has an interesting approach to a love story. A young couple meet by accident on a college campus in 1958 , then there's 3 different versions of their relationship that play out. I enjoyed this novel .

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Untitled | To Be Announced
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My TBR pile keeps growing !

TheBookKeepers Uprooted is a favorite of mine! Got me hooked on fantasy & her writing!! 1y
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Untilted | Autechre
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What is it about summer that always seems to put me into a reading slump? Does anyone else lose their momentum during summertime ?

4thhouseontheleft I don‘t have summer slumps, but I definitely have less time to read! 1y
mrozzz I tend to have extra days off of work for the various holidays so there is more time... but I do often get distracted by the weather and try to enjoy it more. But that‘s what audiobooks are good for 🙂 1y
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I liked the idea of a dog narrator. So I enjoyed the first half of the book . But then there was a change in plot which just seemed to be an unnecessary pile on and kind of ruined the rest of it for me .

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Pickpick

This was an interesting short story collection. I liked all the stories . But some of the lead females were hard to relate to . Their behavior seemed too bitchy to garner my sympathy . Fans of Sittenfeld will probably love this collection .

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Pickpick

This was an interesting fantasy novel . There's multiple POVs being showcased in alternate chapters . It's kind of a character study with very little plot involved . But it's beautifully written ! If you want to read about some interesting characters in a water-logged Earth , then give this a shot !

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Versions of Us | Laura Barnett
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These are the two newest additions to my physical TBR pile !

ShookBelf This is such a great read. 1y
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Starting my next read !!!

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Truth According to Us | Annie Barrows
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This was a wonderful historical fiction ! Set in 1938 and early 20th century West Virginia . Several good characters to cheer for and it keeps you guessing as to who the real "villian" is in the mystery subplot . Highly recommended !

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Good Poems | Various

I have always liked poetry . I think it started when I found out I shared my birthday with Lord Byron ! The classics are my fave . Would really love some recs of newer writers . Only type of writing I don't like is dark/violent , just not my taste .

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Is anyone else a lazy reader ? LOL ! I love reading, but it always seems to take me awhile to finish any book .

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Untitled | Unknown
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Just got back from the library. Picked up the April and May copies of Bookpage ! I can almost hear my TBR list growing , LOL !

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Just got back from 2nd and Charles bookstore ! Traded nine books for store credit and only paid $4 for these three books ! Love that place !

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Truth According to Us | Annie Barrows
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Started my next novel ! Loved her last one , Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Hope this is just as good .

rubyslippersreads I loved this book! 😊 1y
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Games for Reading | Peggy Kaye

Let's play quote game ! In the comments below write the first and last sentences in the last book you read ! I'll start ! My Name Is Venus Black : First - My name is Venus Black because my dad was Joseph Black, and because on March 4,1966 my very pregnant mother Inez just so happened to be watching a tv special about the space race when her water broke. Last- And sometimes he rocks.

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This was a great novel ! The author chose a light-hearted approach to some serious issues .It is well written and could be easily read by adults snd teenagers. Highly recommend this and I'm looking forward to more from this author !

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Untitled | Anonymous
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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE !!! What happened to Spring ? LOL !

Trashcanman There's only summer in Los Angeles, I'll trade you. 1y
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The Book of Lists: The Original Compendium of Curious Information | David Wallechinsky, Amy D. Wallace, Ira Basen, Jane Farrow

Tonight I intend to go through my TBR list on Goodreads and try to weed out the books I know I will never get or have already lost interest in reading. Currently the number is at over 500 , wish me luck ! LOL !

aquariusnat Well , started with 550 and deleted 36 books dropping it to 514 . It's good to clean the list every once in a while. We all impulsively add books that we never really intend to read . 2y
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Just got my latest #earlyreviewer win in today's mail !

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Starting my next read ! Another win from Librarything's Early Reviewers program!

SqueakyChu Fun! I won a #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer book this past month as well. I‘m still waiting for it to arrive. I hope yours is a good one! 2y
aquariusnat Actually I won this a few months ago. Finally have the chance to read it . 2y
SqueakyChu @aquariusnat True confession: I have a few #EarlyReviewer books I still need to read and review. I‘m arranging them in order of which one appeals to me most! 😃 2y
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Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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A wonderful classic from the 1800s that still holds up today . So glad I read it !

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Question: In Litfluence what is the "book adds" actually tracking ? I have several listed as To Read and two as Read . But that line claims 0 ?

aschermetz It‘s when people add books to THEIR stacks that you‘ve posted about. Essentially it incentivizes you to write reviews and posts that make others want to read the books you‘ve read or are reading. 2y
aquariusnat Okay ! I understand ,thanks ! 2y
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Decided on the Bronte novel for my next reading !

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Valley of the Moon | Melanie Gideon
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I started out liking it , but it grew increasingly difficult. The female lead was really self-centered . The details for the 1906 part were spare to the point if those chapters didn't list the year you'd never know it it was supposed to be 1906 . This book is apparently similar to Brigadoon . Never saw the movie or read that book . Anyway was hoping for a compelling story, but was disappointed .

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PUZZLE BOOKS !!! Who else loves them too ?

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Ack! Is there an Edit button !? I'm a doofus that rarely catches my grammar mistakes until afterwards , LOL!

aquariusnat Also how are people not tagging ? Ive seen posts with untitled/unknown in the tagline . How ? 2y
GripLitGrl Click the 3 dots at the bottom right of your post the edit option should appear for you to click. Once your edit just hit the post button again & your all set 2y
aquariusnat Thanks ! 2y
shadowspeak17 They are still tagging technically, it‘s just not actually a book. Just search Untitled for the book title when you go to tag a book and Untitled/unknown will come up as one of the options. 2y
aquariusnat Thanks! 2y
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In the last few years, I've gotten into short story collections . Could use some good recs !

1001BooksPodcast Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel is a good one. A lot of stories about grief and what it means to be alive. All pretty short too. 2y
shadowspeak17 I just finished this one and thought it was really good. 2y
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aquariusnat Thanks! 2y
Megabooks I love them too! 2y
Megabooks I‘ll stop. Looking forward to seeing what you review! I‘m always up for good book recs! 2y
aquariusnat Thanks , I'll check these out! 2y
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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Hopefully I will tackle these books this year ! LOL !

aquariusnat IF I only get around to one of them, which should it be ? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read any of them so I‘m no help !! 🤷🏼‍♀️☺️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Love these covers! I haven‘t read any either-have the top two on my TBR 2y
tomes4gnomes Middlemarch is one of my all-time faves ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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