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dbburks

dbburks

Joined December 2018

chemistry grad student, literature enthusiast, wannabe songwriter
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I recently moved, and I finally got my bookshelves all arranged!

Cortg Looks great! 3mo
Ruthiella Love it!😀 3mo
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The new Hulu series based on this is fantastic. It actually does a great job of capturing the comical aspects of the novel - both satirical and dark - even if they did leave out my favorite (and the funniest) scene from the book.

HrJust What scene did they leave out!? 3mo
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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Excited about the next month of reading

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I can't believe I waited so long to read this; it's absolutely brilliant: lots of surprise twists and an amazing reflection on the fates (or lack there of) that guide people's lives!

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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This book was excellent. It took me a while to get used to her excessive use of "either" and "too" and her seemingly odd placement of commas, but the writing style, story, and theme are brilliant.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE your typewriter!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
dbburks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks! It's pretty awesome to write with! 11mo
MayJasper I excel at the odd placing of commas! 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites The typewriter tho....😍😍😍😍😍 10mo
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I don't normally listen to audio books, but I started reading this book last night and had a 4 hour drive today to my parent's house. Rather than not read all day, I figured I might as well listen to a few chapters while I drove. It was a good decision; it made the drive much more enjoyable.

Bookladylinda I ❤️ audios!!! 10mo
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Fury: A Novel | Salman Rushdie
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For people who don't really love Salman Rushdie's writing, I feel that this book is his most accessable. It uses less of his magic realism style but contains all of the comic and coincidental situations. It's also more straightforwardly written than the average Rushdie novel and avoids his often criticized (unfairly in my opinion) overuse of grandiose adjectives and verboseness. Definitely give it a read as an introduction to Salman Rushdie.

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I'm excited to start this book. I lived in Mobile,AL for five years and was always interested in the story of the Clotilde and the settlement of Africatown. And it's by Zora Neale Hurston no less!

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Inorganic Chemistry | Gary L Miessler, Donald A Tarr
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One of the best parts of grad school is teaching, so it's always fulfilling when students bring me gifts. Today one student brought me this cute bin full of confections that he baked.

AlaMich That waffle thing looks intriguing! 12mo
dbburks @AlaMich It was the first thing I tried haha. It's a waffle cookie; it's basically a shortbread cookie in the shape of a waffle! 12mo
Kaylamburson Yummy!! So sweet! 12mo
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The Crying of Lot 49 | Thomas Pynchon
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Thomas Pynchon is one of my favorite authors, so I finally decided to officially join W.A.S.T.E.

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This book was L'Amour's first novel that has gone unpublished until now. While the story is very reminiscent of his sea-faring short stories, the style of the novel is quite different than his later stories; the style is very literary - almost modernist or postmodernist - and more akin, in places, to Thomas Pynchon than to the writer who wrote The Sackett Brand. It's exciting to see one of my favorite storytellers show his early literary chops.

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dbburks @Texreader The Walking Drum is one of my favorite novels! His storytelling is wonderful! 12mo
Texreader @dbburks I need to read it again. I read almost 30 years ago 12mo
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