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astro_chica

astro_chica

Joined July 2018

but the sight of the stars makes me dream
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An interesting read about a haunted house in Brooklyn in the 80s. Elaine, a registered nurse, along with her two daughters start expiring weird phenomena. The feeling of being watched, different smells, light orbs, shadows, amorphous shapes, laughter, whispers, etc. I won't give too much detail but she claims all of it is true. A quick and interesting read.

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This book has me pumped up about the fact that I don't have to work till age 65 to retire. Though I'm treading with caution on the whole FIRE outlook I believe it's possible. This is an easy read that will open the world to other resources in the FIRE community. Definitely recommend!

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Easy read and such a good story. Had to re read this while waiting on my library pick up 😄

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Mehso-so

The book is a tedious read but with an over load of info, worth reading from all you gain. Covers from the arrival of Columbus to America to the end of the 20th century. It's got a lot of references if the reader wants to dig deeper into a certain part of it's history. I believe we should consider using this book in middle school history class. The book is not judgemental, it present as much truth possible from all sides.

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The Dog Year | Ann Wertz Garvin
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Mehso-so

The main character Lucy is pretty self absorbed, childish and spoiled however the end ties it all up nicely. The other characters are neat, they come and go throughout the story and leave valuable input for Lucy. It's a good read to kill some time.

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I love the author's voice! He doesn't pretend to have any answers. Mostly the book is aimed at provoking questions to start a conversation on major issues approaching society. Questions regarding info and biotech, global warming, potential nuclear wars, our direction as a whole.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting. 10mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
Mehso-so

This was a quick read for me. I liked the authors voice coming from the minds of his characters. It's like your in their thoughts and feels more intimate. I liked how it progressed from the childhood of some of the characters to modern day at the pow-wow. What I mostly liked about the book was the thought process of how the urban natives feel in modern day society. That kind of input was solid and relatable. Great quick read!

RaimeyGallant On my tbr! 11mo
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Bailedbailed

This book will tell you nothing new. Didn't finish it because I found the authors voice very pretentious regarding French culture. It was exaggerated imo. I was expecting new beauty tips and such but we all know to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated. Again, nothing new.

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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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The book was first point of view told by Charlie. He's a slower fellow who works at a bakery. He starts writing these progress reports explaining the operation he's just gone through to make him smarter. Algernon is a mouse who underwent the same operation. The great thing about the book is that it's still very relatable to today. He struggles with growing his emotional understanding to keep up with his fast growing intellectual mind.

JanePratt I loved this book so much 💜 I want to read it again! 10mo
astro_chica It's such a sweet book! 🤗 10mo
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Such a great struggle overcome by Michaelangelo to create a long lasting work of art. I appreciated all the details that weighed in and influenced the artist for either good or bad. The author provides a lot of useful info that helps understand the magnificence that it took to build this.

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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Such a wonderful book! It has so much life to it. It's funny, sad, heart warning and joyful. I loved the main character's voice. He is wise but not perfect and that made him relatable.

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I enjoyed and appreciated the authors voice through such a massive subject. He explains everything thoroughly! He also explores all points of view, I felt he was unbiased. I couldn't put it down! This book should be part of the educational system, imo.

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