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ej0728

Joined June 2016

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Stiletto: A Novel by Daniel O'Malley
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Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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#internationalcatday I think mine has decided that I am not allowed to take up space on her couch, but she's just too cute to move. Guess I'll find someplace else to read. 😻

Texreader So so cute!!!! She looks so much like my Midnight!! 6y
ej0728 @Texreader She's a pill, but still my baby. Until she wakes me up tomorrow at 5 am for food and then she's in danger of being disowned. 😼 6y
Texreader @ej0728 😂😂😂. what's her name? 6y
ej0728 @Texreader Her name is Aires but answers to the following: the sound of food hitting the bowl, the refrigerator opening, shaking the treat/catnip bag, and on the rare occasion, her name 😹😹 6y
LauraBeth That's clearly her seat 😻 6y
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The Twits | Roald Dahl
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"By sticking out his tongue and curling it sideways to explore the hairy jungle around his mouth, he was always able to find a tasty morsel here and there to nibble on."

Every time I see a dude with a bushy beard, all I can think about is Mr Twit.

QueenAnne Hihihi! Me too! Do you think they pick their beards for a little snack too? 😝 6y
ej0728 @QueenAnne I really really hope so. I've surreptitiously watched them before, but no hard proof....but seriously, why wouldn't they store little morsels in there for later?? 6y
QueenAnne @ej0728 saves plastic bags and this way they don't have to share! Imagine asking for a piece 😱 6y
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I love this entire series and this is no exception. You sometimes think that 8 books in the spark would be gone but the world is so vast and well constructed that each book has been stand alone fantastic. Oberon is my favorite, but who doesn't love a dog that loves bacon?

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The Damned: A Novel | Andrew Pyper
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Mehso-so

Started out so good and then kind of petered out. I wanted it to be much scarier than it was and ended on a pretty predictable note. Had potential but never quite lived up to it.

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Mehso-so

Weirdly different and the same as the first book. I enjoyed it but it wasn't as unique as the first. Joe is still creepy as hell and I couldn't read it at night, but almost wish she would have left us with just the first one.

Suzze I have You on my nook, still haven't read it. Good? 6y
ej0728 @Suzze I really didn't know what to expect with You, and after a brief adjustment period, it was pretty great. Scary as hell because someone like this is absolutely walking the streets. 6y
Suzze @ej0728 I'm in. Scary as hell sounds worth an adjustment period. 😜 6y
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Mehso-so

Started out so strong but then fell apart. Figured out the whodunit half way through and lost sympathy for the characters. Writing was solid but just didn't enjoy how the story degraded over time.

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I'm still enjoying it, but I find myself so annoyed with the characters and their lack of awareness. I just want to shake them!

AnnaDesourdy I hate when that happens! I've been known to shake the book and yell "Seriously?!" 6y
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It's twisty and turny and utterly hypnotizing. It's going to be a long night because I can't put it down!

DVGessner Picking this up today! 6y
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Mehso-so

Full disclosure: knew it was a script and that it wasn't really written by J.K. Rowling.

However, loved Harry Potter since book 1, went to all the midnight releases and devoured the books. I wanted this to be an addition to the universe but turned out to be a disappointment. It was missing the magic! The writing wasn't great and the story was weak.

I think the final book gave us a perfect resolution, why tarnish the legacy with this?

razmanda That's what I'm worried about but my curiosity has me itching to read it. I'll give it another day or two. 6y
ej0728 @razmanda I don't regret reading it, but I wish it had been thought out better. It almost feels like a cash grab instead of a true addition to the HP world. 6y
jpmcwisemorgan I think it's going to be much better on stage. 6y
ej0728 @jpmcwisemorgan I agree, I'll definitely go see it, even though it's 5 hours long! 6y
Tarlia Because all the kids who grew up on Harry Potter are adults now. Adults with nostalgia and money. 6y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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What the what?! This was sci fi insanity at its best! As soon as it answers a question, another one arises.

Brings about questions if what we perceive is actually truth or a variation of that truth. Who are we? Where are we?

I may name my next cat Schrödinger because the theory and repercussions are just that awesome.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review and picture! I loved Dark Matter so much. 6y
Well-ReadNeck 😀😀😀😀😀 6y
ej0728 @BarbaraTheBibliophage I also really loved it. So unique and a departure from all the traditional sci fi in that it was accessible to everyone. 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @ej0728 I agree. Not everyone likes sci fi but this has many significant elements that lots of folks will connect to. 6y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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So so creepy. Makes you wonder who's watching and if that chance meeting was really so random after all.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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" I love Stephen King as much as any red rum drinking American, but I resent the fact that I, the bookseller, am his bitch."

Viji Dipped into the first chapter when I picked it up from the library yesterday. Think I'll e reading it next. 6y
Suzze That's how my coworkers and I always felt about James Patterson. 6y
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Season of Passage | Christopher Pike
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For a bit of nostalgia re-read this old Pike gem. Forgot how fun his weird brand of horror was.

Trav Nice! I loved Christopher Pike when I was a teenager, I will often do rereads too of The Last Vampire and Final Friends series. 6y
Readaholics Loved Christopher Pike growing up! 6y
ej0728 @Trav I love The Last Vampire series, I give those a periodic re-read too. Back before vampires were all the rage 🤓 6y
Trav @ej0728 Before they became all sparkly 😂 6y
kendra I still have my collection of his books. My favorite is See You Later, followed closely by Remember Me and Bury Me Deep. 6y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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“And the bullshit thing is, if someone saw the three of us, well, most people would think I‘m the weird one just because I followed you here. And that‘s the problem with this world, with women."

Seriously....this book is giving me the heebie jeebies, but I can't stop reading! ?

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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“Work in a bookstore and learn that most people in this world feel guilty about being who they are."

so far, a very interesting start. Can't wait to get in deeper.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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"There's no proximity alert, no indication that you're standing on the precipice. And maybe that's what makes tragedy so tragic. Not just what happens, but how it happens: a sucker punch that comes out at you out of nowhere, when you're least expecting it. No time to flinch or brace."

That's just the first page...it's gonna be epic.

JoeStalksBeck Can't wait to hear this on audio 😀 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Reading it now myself. ❤️📚 6y
ej0728 @Bookworm4ever I bet it would be awesome as an audiobook. Scary books are always so much fun to listen to 😱 6y
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Pickpick

What a fun book! It moves along with witty and delightful dialogue. A fantastic summer read!

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First Comes Love | Emily Giffin
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I love a good summer read, but this was not one of those. It was actually very boring with terrible characters. I couldn't take the whining and complaining. Then, after slogging through it, the ending was terrible with no resolution. What a disappointment.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love an honest review, and strangely enough I felt the same way about a different book of hers I read and never read another. 6y
ej0728 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know what you mean, I may never be able to pick up another since this was just terrible. Most books I can find a redeeming factor, but not so much this time 6y
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Just about to dive in. Can't wait!

Livelovebark I promised myself I would finish all my library checkouts before I buy this. I can't wait :) Enjoy! 6y
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Prudence | Gail Carriger
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Whew! #24in48 @24in48 is over and I made it! It was awesome and my first time. I may have neglected a few things, but it was fun. Can't wait till next year!

alibrarianslibrary Your coffee count is impressive! 👏🏼👏🏼 6y
ej0728 @alibrarianslibrary It's actually a little lower than I thought it would be...we won't talk about how big the cups were though 😉 6y
Twocougs Congrats- you're a rock star! 6y
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Stiletto: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Only 4 hours left in #24in48, lets see how far I can get in this!

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Prudence | Gail Carriger
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"They will say no such thing. The height of your heels alone belies any suggestion of brawniness."

#24in48

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Girls on Fire | Robin Wasserman
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Panpan

I get it, teenagers are complicated and full of angst, but this depiction of them was unsettling and weirdly false. The tone was overly sinister with unsympathetic characters. More than anything it had quite a bit of repetitive descriptive copy that kept it from progressing.

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Mehso-so

I went into this hoping it would live up to the hype and it just didn't. It started out strong with an appropriately unsettling setting and an unreliable narrator. Despite this, it was overwrought and ultimately disappointing. The tacked on addition of email and social media posts were distracting and didn't enhance the story.

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Girls on Fire | Robin Wasserman
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Someone is clearly telling me to get out of bed and commence with #24in48

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Girls on Fire | Robin Wasserman
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Time to move on to the next one for #24in48

Sounds pretty intriguing.

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Pickpick

I am a die hard Seinfeld fan so this book fed my addiction. It offered behind the scenes glimpses and gave voices to those that made the show what it was. This isn't for casual fans as it makes generous use of the phrases and moments that are Seinfeld lexicon. Well written and engaging, I thought it was a great homage to the show that changed everything.

MrBook 😁👍🏻 6y
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Just started and already loving. Hopefully a funny book about a show that blazed trails for comedy. #24in48

MrBook Ohhh, you've got to tell us what you think when finished. 6y
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Into the Dim | Janet Taylor
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Surprisingly good. A great summer read with a sequel coming next year. A little magic makes everything better. #24in48 book 2 down, onto the next one 👍🏽

annahenke I'm currently reading this. #24in48 6y
ej0728 @ahenke I really enjoyed it. Light summer read. I know it's YA but sometimes those just fit the bill! 6y
annahenke I'm liking it so far! 6y
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Into the Dim | Janet Taylor
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Surprisingly good. A great summer read with a sequel coming next year. A little magic makes everything better. #24in48 book 2 down, onto the next one 👍🏽

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My reading coach making sure I get through the reading weekend #24in48 #readathon

Varshitha He looks serious, you better get reading😆😻 6y
M12345 @ej0728 how does your reading coach do with the leather sofa? We just got a kitten and I am a little nervous. 6y
ej0728 @Marissalewis85 She's declawed so she's fine with the leather. We have blankets all over the couch so she barely allows us to sit on it 🙀 6y
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Into the Dim | Janet Taylor
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Perfect weather for staying inside for #24in48 @24in48

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DianeDeMasi Oh, I just picked this up! As soon as I finish All The Missing Girls, I'll be starting it. 😃 6y
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Pickpick

I was skeptical when I first heard of this series but gave it a whirl and oh boy, am I glad I did. Irreverent, tongue-in-cheek fun. I devoured the whole series and am moving on to the others. A delightful cast with witty writing and great plots.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Such a fun series! 6y
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Panpan

Is it strange that I disliked this from the start? Had really high hopes and then started reading about these terrible women. The twist wasn't worth slogging through this mess.

[DELETED] 2232195534 If it wasn't working for you, best to move on. But that glass house - I found that rather creepy. 😱 6y
Bette I agree with you, I had high hopes for it as well...😢 6y
ej0728 @Bette So much hype but not living up to it. I felt the same way about her new one. 6y
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Isn't it obvious I'm working? I don't think anyone will notice when I don't answer my phone.....😉

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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
Mehso-so

Well...started out intriguing and lost steam. I was kind of bummed about the ending because I feel like it didn't stay true to the tone. Just ok.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Hmmm...this has sounded fun to me. Hoping to see what I think about it soon. 6y
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Mehso-so

Started out pretty great but slowly disintegrated. Figured out the ending about half way through. Only ok, didn't live up to the hype.

BookBabe Oh rats. I just bought this. Hopefully it will strike me better. 😐 6y
ej0728 @BookBabe It wasn't terrible, just not quite what I was hoping for. The first half is pretty good. I just got tired of the characters because they never learned anything. They just stayed blind to what was in front of them until it was too late. 6y
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The Damned: A Novel | Andrew Pyper
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"Some call it prayer. And as with all prayers, it comes down to either asking someone else to fight for you, or asking yourself to fight"

A seriously creepy read. I can't read it at night.

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Think of a Number | John Verdon
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I am a total sucker for a good thriller and this is a great one. Awesome writing and a fun twisty mystery. His characters are full of faults but don't let those define them. Love the whole series.

MrBook Nice! But I am not going to think of the number 3. My brain will NOT be tricked into picking the number 3. Despite everything that flashes before my eyes, I will pick a number, but NOT 3. 6y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Read this when it first came out. Compelling and thrilling. Lots of things to puzzle out. Have also read the second book. Dave Gurney is an interesting character. 6y
ej0728 @MrBook You will now pick nothing but the number 3 for everything. The rule of 3 is real! 😆😆 6y
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ej0728 @kaysreadinglife I'm about to start the newest one. I really like the series. Dave Gurney is fascinating in how his mind works. I also find it interesting how he can't let go of who he thinks he is and how what he was defines everything. 6y
[DELETED] 2232195534 @ej0728 Just went and read the synopsis of Wolf Lake. Wow! That book definitely has my name on it. Thanks for the heads up about it! 6y
ej0728 @kaysreadinglife I'm just about to start that one. It's been awhile since the last one and it sounds so creepy. Perhaps only read during the day 🙀 6y
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And Again: A Novel | Jessica Chiarella
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Mehso-so

Started out pretty great and then slowly lost its voice. Maybe it's true that people squander second chances but these were people who had nowhere to go but up, so their journey was ultimately a disappointment.

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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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Mehso-so

It's so tempting to judge this against Ready Player One (it's bonkers good) but that isn't fair. However, it doesn't have the same magic as his previous outing. The story isn't as original and lacks the cleverness of the first. The writing is still top notch and witty dialogue, but not his best.

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Unhooked | Lisa Maxwell
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this because alternate takes on our childhood stories are always fun. But the characters were meh and the story just wasn't engaging. Not terrible but wouldn't recommend.

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Wow! Just wow. It's too hot to be outside so staying inside to binge this awesome book.

KrisConstantReader Wow, where do you live? That's even hotter than where I am, South Texas. 6y
ej0728 @KrisConstantReader I'm in Phoenix, and believe it or not, this isn't the hottest it's been recently. Let's just say that iced coffee and AC are my best friends. ☀️🔥 6y
MrBook Wow. I'm so impressed by that temp, I need to say that backwards...woW. 6y
KrisConstantReader We sometimes get in the hundreds here also, very humid. I hate it. 6y
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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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Have just started this and am intrigued. It vacillates between the present and the beginning of the "show" so interesting pacing. Liking it so far, but hoping it doesn't disintegrate into the standard dystopian.

ReadingOver50 I read this. I liked it all, except for the very last chapter. 😄 6y
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"But the thing about people, Kell had discovered, is that they didn't really want to know. They thought they did, but knowing only made them miserable."

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And Again: A Novel | Jessica Chiarella
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Very interesting and thought provoking. An under the radar question about what really makes a person. Is it our bodies, our memories or our heart? What happens when one of those irrevocably changes? Can't wait to see how it ends.

Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. 6y
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"I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it."
"Seen what?"
Her smile widened. "Everything."

I'm in the mood for magic and this is fitting the bill!

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Curioddity | Paul Jenkins
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Thanks to Netgalley I just got this little gem and am loving it! Full or quirky characters and a touch of magic.

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So...started this morning and just finished. It wasn't that it was a better mystery or had more twists, but it was just so engaging and a fresh voice. The main agents are flawed but are genuine and the story runs along at a great pace. Can't wait for the next one.