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eekabook

Joined October 2016

I'm here to read books and make friends. And I've just read some books.
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I abso-positively adore all of Lucy Knisley's books I've read, and this one was no exception. She makes pregnancy accessible and intersperses her personal journey with fascinating facts about the history of women's pregnancy health. This book would be amazing for someone who's given birth or is hoping to. The art is beautiful and emotional, I loved every moment and am so glad that Lucy survived her harrowing labor (those pages are AMAZING btw)

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An absolutely lovely wish fulfilment ya that would've made my middle school lotr obsessed self so happy. 😍 I loved reading this book and sped through it over the weekend. Cute cute cute! A great cast of characters, and the main character has a pretty great growth arc, so don't let her put you off at first! This book will make you want to visit Ireland, and take a nostalgia trip through the extra features of the extended edition lotr movies.

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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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If you weren't a modest prepper, you might be by the end of this book. 😨 A truly terrifying and all too realistic scenario- what if one day, unannounced, the taps ran dry? While the human body can go a while without food, dehydration is deadly within a few days and that really ramps up the chaos in this book as neighbors turn on each other, and a band of teens traverses a torn and dangerous landscape in an effort to find water. So good, so tense.

BookFreakOut I love his other books, definitely need to get this one! 6mo
eekabook @BookFreakOut it's so good! This was actually the first book I've read by him and I definitely want to check out his other stuff now. 6mo
BookFreakOut Highly recommend Unwind or Scythe, he has a way of taking crazy setups and giving them humanity and making you think about how it applies to modern life. 6mo
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Hate Notes | Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
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When lil Cricket cuddles up to a good book. 😻 #myheart #catnap #catsandbooks #crickethildegardandzeldanorris #catsoflitsy

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Hate Notes | Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
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Very, very cute and definitely unique to the genre. This book had a twist that I never saw coming, and it also refrained from falling into the creepy rape zone that so many books in this genre tend to. Charlotte Darling is an adorable heroine you can root for without her character ever becoming too unrealistic or quirky for the sake of quirky. Reed is a phenomenal love interest, with way more depth than is standard. #catsandbooks #romance 😍

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I identified with so much of this book! I think the length was great, because sometimes comic strip style books can be tedious, and the entry in the back was very interesting to read about, especially since she touches on some things about the internet I've definitely noticed before.

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Mehso-so

Honestly this is between a pan and a so-so for me. A lot of elements I like, a seemingly normal supernatural society and wlw, but I just couldn't get into it. I didn't care one bit for the characters and thought they were over the top and obnoxious almost the entire time. I really liked the art!

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Up next! I'm soooo excited! 😆

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Supes cute! Definitely was a set up for the next book, which I'm really hoping will be about anyone but Feyre and Rhys. Don't get me wrong, I love those two to bits but they're super played out and I'd rather only see them in secondary roles from now on.

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The Pros of Cons | Lindsay Ribar, Alison Cherry, Michelle Schusterman
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I was surprised by how cute this was! I ended up really enjoying it. The characters were all flawed and interesting and made for a good read, even of some of the resolution seemed a little unrealistically sped up and the conventions themselves weren't completely believable. (I think at one point the taxidermy convention was definitely mentioned as lasting a week, but concluded in three days)

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The Pros of Cons | Lindsay Ribar, Alison Cherry, Michelle Schusterman
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Giving this book a go! I always find con books hard to read- I think because I was so deeply embroiled in that scene throughout college. But I'm enjoying this one so far!

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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Very, very adorable. The dialogue is pretty unrealistic at times- the characters are in their 60s for most of the book and they talk like they're in their 20s which bothered me a bit.

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Absolutely beautiful graphic adaptation of a ya novel that is seemingly timeless. I especially appreciated how they subtly updated the technology throughout.

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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Whhhhhhhhhyyyyy won't they just tell us? 😑

(I'm all for them releasing a digital book with details of his storyline, but I just can't help but feel that it's unfair that they won't tell you in the actual print book?)

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I hate when I find typos in books, it immediately jolts me out of the reading zone. 🙁

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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It's gorgeous outside so I'm taking advantage of the weather and having a little picnic lunch break for some #lunchreads 😊

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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Just some #breakfastreads before I head off to work this morning (😩 I don't wanna goooo haha)

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Mehso-so

I usually love Holly Black's books but this was 95% meh for me, and only bouyed by the ending which was actually pretty good. I just believe I shouldn't have to slog through almost an entire book to reap the rewards. 😩 Jude was a character I never connected with or particularly cared for, and most of the other characters were overused tropes. But because the ending was good I might continue on with the series.

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Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann
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Haha oh man I know this feeling so well. 😂

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So cute! The author basically lived my childhood dream. The pictures are great, and this book serves as a nice introduction into wildlife rehabilitation, and the importance of not "rescuing" baby wildlife until you know for sure that it's been abandoned.

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A beautiful tribute to a troubled and often misunderstood artist. Absolutely gorgeous illustrations, this book is a good jumping off point for children interested in art history.

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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite book, I had to read it for work. I thought a lot of it was underdeveloped and that the end was way too rushed, with not much planning. The writing was compelling and engaging though!

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😆😆😆 Y'all I'm so excited for this book!! 😍😍😍

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Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions | Stephen Colbert, The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert
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Mehso-so

Cute and ultimately forgettable, I read this very quickly over a lunch break.

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Mehso-so

While parts of this book were really interesting, I found it hard to pay attention to and also hard to hear at times (the only time I listen to audiobooks is when I'm commuting). This would be a really good audiobook for audio walks or while star gazing, but traffic definitely drowns it out.

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Princess Jellyfish, Volume 2 | Akiko Higashimura
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I'm really loving this series! The characters are great and I really love the drawings even though they can occasionally be awkward. I imagine the 3rd volume will catch up with the end of the anime series as this one almost did.

Also, sorry for my inactivity, but my MAJOR book slump has continued throughout the summer. I'm hoping I'll break through soon, but I'm also not forcing myself to read through it. 🙂

MarriedtoMrT You can't force a slump! Enjoy whatever you can. I hope something breaks your slump for you soon, though. 2y
eekabook @MarriedtoMrT Thanks! Same here. I've been slowly reading a few books, but it's been hard to make myself focus on anything lately. 2y
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When It's Real | Erin Watt
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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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...is this a thing? Do people actually wear underwear under their swimsuits??

Chachic Yeah, I think some guys do! The guy friends I had beach trips with wore Speedos under their board shorts. 2y
eekabook @Chachic Huh! 😯 That's good to know. It's definitely not something I've ever run into before, so this whole scene made me scratch my head. 2y
Chachic The guys I know would never wear just swim trunks haha they would think those are too revealing. Board shorts are common because they're loose. 2y
eekabook @Chachic That's true, board shorts are pretty loose! I think what threw me was that the character's swim trunks were described as "tight" and form fitting so once the underwear was added in, I was just picturing this super attractive character walking around with underwear lines during his super sexy swim scene. ? 2y
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I don't know why I'm continually surprised by all the moments of humor, but I love them!

Also more food!!

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Only 100 pages in and I know two things:

1. I want to live in Three Pines.

2. This book is making me so hungry!!! 🤤🥐🧀🍗

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When It's Real | Erin Watt
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Oh my gosh this book was just so, so flippin' cute! I was not a fan of this duo's previous work, but this book seems like they actually learned that toxic and abusive relationships aren't something to be romanticized. The main character has healthy and supportive relationships with other girls!!! It's sad that this is so exciting to me!! Vaughn and Oakley are adorable and care for each other in a healthy way. A great read. 😆👍💯❤️

Chachic Oh hey, thanks for sharing that comparison with their previous soap opera-ish titles. I only read the first book but read spoilers for the others. Maybe I'll check this one out since I've enjoyed the authors' separate books. 2y
eekabook @Chachic I've only read the first book too! I was looking forward to it because people rave about it, but then was disgusted by all of the super problematic things in it. This one was cute! Definitely YA, and not at all about manipulation. 2y
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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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Okay so I figure this is just another way of saying his posture is good? But I can't help but imagine him with his arms extended just like clotheslining people he walks by. 😂

bethanysea 😹😹😹😹 2y
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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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I've been using this book as my #lunchread book at work! The one thing that stands out to me about The Love Interest is how... incompetent every one of them is so far? ? Like Kaylee being totally tone deaf, and Caden's "parents" actively antagonizing him?

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Princess Jellyfish 1 | Akiko Higashimura
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I watched the anime with my sister the other week when she was visiting, and the anime just... ends? So in an effort to find out what happens I've started reading this super cute series!

Serotonin Me too! I started with the anime on Netflix, then onto the manga. I'm currently on the 2nd volume 👍 2y
eekabook @Serotonin I'm really liking vol. 2 so far!I'm actually thinking I'll be pretty much caught up to the place where the anime ends at the end of it? 2y
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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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I adored this series. The drawings were gorgeous and dynamic, the characters all realistically complicated. This last book was a collection of extra shorts. While I loved the story of how Masako and her husband met, I kind of wish the main storyline had had more time as I still wasn't 100% convinced by Daikichi and Rin's romance. I just felt like... His feelings were very sudden? Great series overall though!

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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🤔🤔🤔 I have mixed feelings because I love all the characters sooooooo much. But. I wasn't completely sold on the whole moving a father/daughter type relationship into a romantic one???? I did appreciate though that Daikichi went about everything super respectfully. Idk. I'm hoping the extra edition will resolve some of these conflicted feelings I have.

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This volume was so good! It set up the main conflict for the conclusion of the series.... Something that's outside of my comfort zone, but Yumi Unita has been pulling off with class. The end with Kouki's revelation was just amazing!!

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Barefoot with a Bodyguard | Roxanne St. Claire
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A perfectly cheesy beach read. I've never read a book where two people are so bad at being in a fake relationship, it was kinda amazing. They couldn't even manage it and their lives depended on it! 😂 I appreciated that there was clear effort in steering away from harmful and toxic tropes these kinds of books tend to fall into. An alpha male infused romance where he respects and actually loves his partner! It's sad that this is rare and uncommon.

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Loved loved loved this volume, especially after the prior one! Rin becomes interested in learning who her birth mother is, and the search culminates in what I thought was a very heartfelt breakthrough for a character that had always been aloof with motivations that are far different than all the others. Moving on to the next volume, I'm quickly approaching the end of this series!

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Bunny Drop, Vol. 6 | Yumi Unita
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Probably my least favorite of the series so far as this volume is super bogged down with flashbacks of Rin and Kouki in middle school and all of their relationship drama. Not to say I didn't like this volume! There were lots of great moments, and some adorable scenes between the two. I think... I just don't entirely understand the rationale behind some of the characters decisions in this one.

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Bunny Drop, Vol. 6 | Yumi Unita
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So glad Daikichi is finally referring to himself as Rin's dad!!!!!! 😆

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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There was a major time jump with this volume, 10 years! I'm not completely captured with high school Rin's storyline yet (basically she's beautiful and her childhood bff, Kouki, is in love with her). MEANWHILE my heart was completely ripped out by Daikichi and Nitani-san (Kouki's mom) in a flashback finally discussing their long time feelings for each other. 💔 Why do these two have to be practical all the time????????

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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Why can't you two just be happy together???????? 😢😢

(tfw two characters who are perfect together and would be amazing coparents JUST WON'T GET TOGETHER BECAUSE OF STUPID REASONS!!! 😭)

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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My heart! 😭

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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I felt like this volume was more serious than the prior ones, tackling issues like traditional Japanese marriage dynamics, and work culture in regards to having to take time off to care for a sick child. I loved it, and I love this series a ridiculous amount!

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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Still super cute! I love seeing how naturally Rin and Daikichi have become a family unit. This volume tackles first days of school and also how much Rin continues to blossom in a loving home. There's a particularly poignant scene where her birth mother spies on her and Daikichi cleaning off Rin's father's (Daikichi's grandfather's) grave. Absolutely loving this series!

Serotonin I enjoyed this series 👍 A simular one to check out would be 2y
eekabook @Serotonin Oooh that one looks cute, thanks for the rec! I'll definitely keep my eye out for it. 😃 2y
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Swordbird | Nancy Yi Fan
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I found this at work and it's probably the best thing I've seen?????? ? I want to know who looked at birds and went "you know what would make these birds better? SWORDS!" ? This is probably the best thing I've found from the collection in a long time.

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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Finishing out my 4th of July with an ice cream float, and perusing through this gorgeous book! ❤️🎆🇺🇸

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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The second book was possibly even better than the first! I love Rin and Daikichi's relationship- they bring a lot of stability to each other. I couldn't believe Rin's mom reacted the way she did when we meet her for the first time! 😨 Looking forward to book 3, which I get to pick up tomorrow (when the library's open again)!

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Bunny Drop | Yumi Unita
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I'm hoping entries will be made for all the volumes in this series, but until then I'm just going to stick my reviews here.

This first book is ridiculously adorable! I love the art style and I thought that the characterization of young Rin was perfect for a shy child. After reading this volume, I went and immediately put the rest of the series on hold. 😅