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bigdamnbookgeek

bigdamnbookgeek

Joined September 2016

A geek who loves reading, cats, video games, and computers.
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I am still loving this book 😍.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Audiobooks all day everyday.

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Omens: A Cainsville Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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Next up, something darker... #spooky

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The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand
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Whhaaattt? I finally won one of these. Sweet. I was interested in getting this book too 🙃😁! #goodreads #giveaway

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat Congrats! 👏 2y
rachellayown 👏👏👏 2y
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Paper Princess | Erin Watt
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Panpan

In books like this the author does a fantastic job of setting up the hero to be a douche canoe and not nearly enough in redeeming them afterwards.

In this book the hero tells the whole school to hate the heroine and gives them permission to make her life miserable. He tells people she is a diseased slut and not to touch her. Then he propositions her so she can scratch her slutty itches on him and spare his family. What a prince charming.

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Paper Princess | Erin Watt
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Next up for audiobooks!

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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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Mehso-so

This book wasn't bad it was just long. I think we easily could have removed 200-300 pages (9-14 hours) and still have had a good story.

The relationship between Tatiana and Alexander definitely had moments that made me smile but I got kind of bored around 20 hours. How many ways can these two communicate poorly, ride the bus, and make pie? And there are two more books of similar length? Jeez.

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Next up!

I should probably put some effort into a to read list at some point...

josie281 Effort schmeffort. Overrated! 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @josie281 I like the way you think 😉 2y
josie281 I have a list of books to find at the library but never plan my month's reads. I have to be in the mood for the book! 2y
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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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Mehso-so

This book was okay but had a serious lack of world building or character development. I probably wouldn't recommend it unless you're itching for action and not much else.

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Work days = very limited reading time. This is cute though. Enjoy the picture of my cats to go with it 😉

BookishMarginalia 💜🙌🏼💜 2y
Bookzombie All so cute!💕🐱 2y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Success 😄

LibrarianRyan 🤓👍❤🤓❤👍🤓❤👍 2y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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It's available right now but I have to wait until the people working my house are done before I can go anywhere.

Waiting. Patiently. Because I'm an adult.

😣.

BibliophileMomma Adulting is hard sometimes. I feel ya. 👍🏼 2y
josie281 I would put a hold on it and go get it later! 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @josie281 already all over that plan 😉 2y
josie281 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 2y
LibrarianRyan Love it!,, worst last line EVER. 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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If you didn't guess by the multiple updates about the same book - this was amazing. It had me shocked, tearing up, and turning pages like mad to find out what was going to happen next. I can't wait to get my hands on the second one.

I'll probably aim for a physical book next time though. This was a little hard to read as an ebook.

LibrarianRyan I too loved it. Apoarently Brad Pitts developement Company picked up the option. 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan that's interesting. I wonder how they would translate the format of this book to a movie? Because a screenplay written like a normal movie just wouldn't do it justice I don't think 2y
LibrarianRyan @bigdamnbookgeek i don't know. I had a galley for Geminga so it was missing most Of the graphics but was still readable. I could almost see it as a trial and them going back and forth with evidence. (edited) 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Well...?

(Stolen from Google because I have an ebook)

LibrarianRyan I know I know!!! 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan I do too. Now. Holy crap! 53% done 2y
tjwill Love those books! 2y
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Happy Valentine's Day all my beautiful littens! ❤😘❤😘

Smangela Now I want a poptart... lol 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @Smangela Mmm poptarts... 2y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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About 20% through this and wondering why I didn't pick it up earlier. A lot of video games I play tell their side stories/plots in this found file/logs format but I've never read a book in this format. Kind of loving it!

LibrarianRyan This book is awesome! So is #2 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan that's great to hear! Now I have more to look forward to 😊 2y
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The Bronze Horseman | Paullina Simons
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Next audiobook on the list! I've heard good things about this one.

Also, that cover 😍.

sprainedbrain This book!!! 😍 2y
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Wow. I was blown away by that ending. Sanderson did a fantastic job with this series. Every book (of the first trilogy) got 5 stars from me.

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The Collector's Society | Heather Lyons
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Life's been hectic and I haven't had much time to sit down and read. It took me a while to warm up to this one. The main character is a bit of an ice queen to I felt no real connection with her until 75% of the way through this book.

Still it turned out to be a good book and I look forward to reading the next one 😊.

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I guess I'm a sucker for art because this art was fantastic. The story was pretty good too! I haven't read anything like it. It's about a teenage fangirl of the Pantheon - a group of twelve individuals that are reincarnated gods. The Pantheon have fame and supernatural powers but they will die within two years – part of a ninety-year cycle known as the Recurrence.

❤ it! Excited to check out the next one 😄!

BraveNewBooks Easily one of my favorite series ever. And this has some fun references to the WicDiv universe if you're interested. 2y
bigdamnbookgeek @BraveNewBooks oh man, that description! Gonna have to check that out - thanks! 2y
Puredragonstar These books 📚 A++++ the art is amazing!!!! 2y
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Easy Charm | Kristen Proby
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I'm going to be honest, I just got bored. I was about two hours into the audio book and just didn't care enough about any of it to keep listening.

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On to the next!

Hopefully next time I can participate in #24in48 but I'm at work for this one unfortunately.

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The Will | Kristen Ashley
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Mehso-so

As I said before KA and I don't always get along. However this one had very few moments that stuck in my craw. The story was sweet and the characters were well developed.

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A Wallflower Christmas | Lisa Kleypas
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Hope you dangerous creatures are having a fantastic day today 😘!

BibliophileMomma 👍🏼👍🏼 3y
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A Noble Masquerade | Kristi Ann Hunter
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This was an adorable bit of fluff. I don't read historical romance often but maybe I should branch out more.

EloisaJames Well, I think so. 😄 3y
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A Noble Masquerade | Kristi Ann Hunter
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How am I so lucky to have all this help? #catsoflitsy

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The Will | Kristen Ashley
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I have a love hate relationship with Kristen Ashley. She's a great author but I want to kick her male characters in the balls. They're all cavemen alpha males. I can't stand that type of character. But I still give her books a shot now and then.

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Today has taken a turn for the shitty so I'm watching Outlander and eating cookies. That's my afternoon now. Maybe soon I'll break out some alcohol. Yeesss.

josie281 Sláinte!! 3y
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Flamecaster | Cinda Williams Chima
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I love it when a #TBR goes on sale 😄! #kindledeals

LibrarianRyan That doesn't look like Amazon. Which database do you use? 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan That is the "Goodreads Deals" daily email. They send me daily Amazon deals I might be interested in. 3y
LibrarianRyan I get that email. I don't use Amazon though. If I'm really interested I'll go look in iBooks or nook. iBooks preferably. 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan that's fair! 😊 3y
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Jackaby | William Ritter
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I have so much reading help. #catsoflitsy

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I love Stephen King. His advice for wanting to be a good writer really stuck me when I read this. You have to read a lot and write a lot. Well, halfway there 😂.

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The good: badass female characters, diversity, bright color pallets, sex positivity, and general sassy-ness.

The bad: not much for plot, recreational drug use (I know, it makes me sound boring that this bothers me- but it does), and behind the scenes drama.

I enjoyed this and probably will read the next one. I'd say 3.5/5 stars.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I'm not surprised this one isn't in the system. I received a copy of the Bacterionomicon for Christmas. It has beautiful illustrations of both "apothecary healers" and the "lords of pestilence" along with educational profiles of the medicines and diseases. My pictures do not do it justice.

I look forward to reading more of this one ?.

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This book was a lot of fun! I appreciated the original take on supernatural/ human interactions as well as the sweetness of the main character. I'll be picking up the next one soon 😊.

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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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This was was worth it for the art alone. This book is gorgeous. Throw in the fact that our MC is a badass? Yeah. I can't wait for Volume 2. #graphicnovel

Unrelated: first read of 2017 😊!!

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On to the next! This has been on my TBR list forever. Hopefully it's good 😊. #audiobook

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Took awhile to get through but totally worth it! Another fantastic installment in the Outlander series 😄! #audiobook

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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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We went on a #bookdate last night. We went to a bookstore and picked out books for each other. The rules are simple: 1) 30 minutes to wander. 2) $25 dollar limit. 3) Do your best to sneak so they're surprised by your pick! It was a lot of fun and we are excited to do it again.

He got me Rat Queens Volume 1 and Monstress #1. I haven't read either so I'm excited! I got him A Darker Shade of Magic and Neverwhere. He's intrigued by both. 😄!

BillBlume Monstress is fantastic. Great book haul there. 3y
LibrarianRyan Monsters is fantastic. 3y
Eyelit That is the coolest idea for a date! 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @Eyelit It was a great time! I highly recommend it if your partner is a reader 😊 3y
KVanRead ❤ this idea! 3y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Love this quote ❤!

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Finally getting around to reading the next one of these 🙃

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Migraine | Oliver W. Sacks

I am prone to migraines and sometimes it makes reading (and, ya know, life) really hard. Even the day after sucks. Hopefully I'll be back to 100% soon.

Bookzombie I hope you feel better soon! 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @Bookzombie thank you! I am feeling better today. 3y
EloisaJames I'm glad you're feeling better--they seem so awful. Sorry you get them! 3y
Eyelit Take good care! Migraines are awful. 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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And there's still most of a month left 😄!

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Mehso-so

I was kind of indifferent to this one. I can see the appeal of a relatively well done science fiction novel. The science was a little confusing in the beginning but eventually became the "every choice makes a new parallel universe" thing that's popular.

What got under my skin was the way the ladies in this story could have been replaced with an animal or an inanimate object and it wouldn't have affected the story much. This was a one man show.

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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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Well this one sounds enlightening 😂. #kindledeals

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Fables Vol. 20: Camelot | Bill Willingham
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Fables Vol. 16: Super Team | Bill Willingham
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November stats 🙃. It was a good book month. #bookstats

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Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red | Bill Willingham
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I'm kind of in love with checking out graphic novels on my #hoopla app!

Books_Wine_Repeat Love Hoopla for graphic novels! 💗👍 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's what I used mine for last month too! 3y
LibrarianRyan Luckily library user. Do they also have Comics Plus? 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @LibrarianRyan I'm not sure. I haven't heard of it so I'll have to check it out. I ❤ my public library. Thanks for the suggestion! 3y
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My partner and I got Pokémon Sun and Moon this weekend. One of the starters is named Litten. I couldn't help but think of all my Litsy Littens ❤❤❤

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Ya'll talked me into this one. Let's do it 😄. #audiobook #peerpressure

Eyelit So good!! 3y
bigdamnbookgeek @Eyelit you are so right! This was fantastic :). I bought it and requested (ordered?) my boyfriend to read it 🙃. 3y
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The Passion of Dolssa | Julie Berry
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This book was so much more than I expected. Don't let the title throw you off like it did for me. I let this one sit off to the side for months.

This is the tale of Dolssa, a noble French woman from the time shortly after the crusades, who was falsely convicted of heresy. It's the tale of the three independent sisters making their way in the same time and country. It is definitely worth your time. The audiobook narrators were really good too!

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