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becausekafka

becausekafka

Joined March 2016

Part-time geophysicist, part-time reader
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S. by J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Vol. 3 went a bit too meta for my taste, but, you guys.
This book. This fucking book. If you haven't read this series (and if your sensibilities aren't too delicate- let's be real, these books are filthy) go read it right now. #recommendsday #highbrowlit

AmandaL I just ordered volumes 1-3. 3y
MrBook Nice! 3y
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When the new volume of Sex Criminals is finally available at the library but your mom is in town and staying in your apartment.... 😁 #highbrowlit

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I'm not entirely sure what I just read. But I think I liked it?

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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No wonder the library doesn't have this one. Look at all that stuff!

BookishFeminist One of my local libraries did an excellent job of stapling/taping the pieces to the inside of the book in a way that keeps them in the right place & useable but didn't mess the book or pieces up. I am in awe. 👍🏼 4y
becausekafka Impressive! Librarians are the best. 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I started this one over a year ago, and DNF but I will pick up again, eventually. Love JJ Abrams! Fringe❤️ 4y
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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson

Holy Hard Sci-Fi, Batman! I like space, and I like science. But I just can't with this one.

TheApesOfWrath Yeah, I couldn't get into it. 4y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda

Ugh, I cannot wait to see this show. Is it 2018 yet?!

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June Recap: Just this. one. book. My life has been taken over by work and dancing. At least it was a good one!

Gezemice Life is a good thing. 👍 4y
BookishFeminist At least it was a good book! 👍🏼 4y
rachelm Still gotta read this one! 4y
becausekafka @Gezemice Indeed, here's to living life outside of books on occasion 😜 4y
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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All the offices are under attack!

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When you don't have a yoga block, but happen to have a Matterhorn hardcover....

ramyasbookshelf Perfect! 4y
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A Little Life remains the only book that has ever made me cry. So when I heard @rebeccaschinsky say it was the first book to make her cry since Matterhorn, I decided to challenge my frigid robot heart. Bring on the tears!

MyBookLife I like books that brings out feelings, but I don't like to read tearjerkers. But this I want to read!! 4y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This one is keeping me company on a night shift. A lot of people have recommended it, but I'll go ahead and attribute it to @Liberty because, let's be honest, she influences most of what I read.

Chelsey I know those feels 4y
shawnmooney I'm hopefully starting in on it tomorrow! 4y
thelizflynn I can't wait to read this! 4y
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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I don't understand why, when your family throws you a birthday party and gives you books as gifts, it's considered rude to immediately ignore everyone and begin reading?

Texasblues It's not! Or it shouldn't be! 4y
Texasblues Also, I loved that book. 4y
rachelm Love love this series :) 4y
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The Lifespan of a Fact | John D'Agata, Jim Fingal
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This book documents the fact-checking process of an essay by John D'Agata. John's defense for his wording reminds me of O'Brien's argument in The Things They Carried that facts are more true when embellished just enough to elicit the appropriate emotional response. Super interesting read.

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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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Here's to the Expanse series for being so diverse! And to howtopronounce.com for helping with names like Supitayaporn, Praxidike, and Avasarala. I got Miller all on my own though--no assistance necessary. 😎

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Clearly I would make a terrible Pulitzer picker. Also, I will never be on board with the stylistic choice to drop quotation marks. The divide between speech and narration is clear, but still. We are not animals; we live in a society!

MyBookLife 😂😂😂 4y
Notafraidofwords 🤓love love that. So true! There are rules people!!!!! Lol 4y
jeff Yes!! 😀 4y
Megabooks I hate books with no quotation marks. I've been known to quit because of it! 4y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Happy Free Comic Book Day everyone!

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I enjoyed this, but was somewhat underwhelmed considering all its praise. HOWEVER. As an audiobook, this was excellently produced. I struggle to focus with audio, but these narrators pulled me into the story so well that I forgot everything else...like what I was supposed to be doing at work. Oops.

Kbanski This is interesting because this has been a TBR for me for a long time but I never seem inclined to actually pick it up 4y
Orbeck33 I felt it was pretty underwhelming as well. More of a beach-read type book thank anything else. Fluffy. 4y
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Picked up a small slice of Vietnam at the library today! Well, a 1000+ page slice.

Rebeccak Matterhorn is way high on my tbr 4y
Dylangrrl Excellent combination!! Definitely related but different POV's! 4y
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Help! I've fallen into a comic book hole and I can't get out.

Chessa Saga is soooo gooooood! 4y
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Picked this up as a recc from @mkindness Only one story in and I'm already ordering her next book. Need more Sparks!

mkindness I'm so thrilled you're loving it! 4y
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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Guilty!

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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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A fantastic space opera with mystery, politics, and realistic physics! Though it could also pass as a collection of short stories about the many truly terrifying ways to die in space.

Chessa This is SUCH a fun series! I think the second one is my favorite. 4y
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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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A bit confused by the TV casting of Ade, a character described as having a "thick Nigerian accent" and with a distinctly Nigerian name.

MyBookLife Wow, seems like bad casting. All I can say is WHY?? 4y
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Reading this Audie Award winner for the @bookriot Read Harder challenge. It seems an appropriate choice as I sit outside and watch Houston flood.

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Dreamers of the Day: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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My first Mary Doria Russell is also her lowest rated on GoodReads. If this is her 'worst,' I'm excited for more Russell!

tracyrowanreads She's quite versatile, but this book is less emotionally driven than politically, and I think that fails to resonate with a lot of readers who want another "Sparrow." 3y
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The Blood of Angels | Johanna Sinisalo
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Stumbled upon my new favorite Little Free Library today.

MyBookLife 😍😍😍 4y
8leagueboot Aww, it's marvelous 4y
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I will give Murakami the benefit of the doubt and say this book was probably better in the original Japanese. Awkward sexual translations abound!

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