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erincb82

erincb82

Joined September 2016

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Don Quixote: World Classics by Miguel Cervantes
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Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
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This should have been called "Steve Bannon : A Love Story" as it is crystal clear that Wolff is a Bannon fan boy. Felt like he wanted to write a book about Bannon but didn't get permission so this is what he did instead. Also, where the heck was his editor? Bad grammar, syntax and sentance structure. Was he paid by the comma?

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Pretty sure Michael Wolff is a not so closeted Bannon fan boy. Over halfway through and he mentions Bannon on just about every page.

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Wow, this was a heck of a ride but with a few bumps. Interesting characters, sufficiently evil "Bad Guy" and great world building. My quibbles: 1. not told in first person but we only got the thoughts of one character which was annoying and this book could have benefited from other perspectives. 2. Trying to cram in too many fantastical elements. Fae, steampunk, shadowy societies, dragons etc. Even So, I liked it and will read book 2.

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman

This is a roller coaster of a book so far. A lot of twists... but ones I should have seen coming. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

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Go Big or Go Home | Will Hobbs
Mehso-so

Interesting premise but weirdly executed. Characters were half realized at best. The setting in the Black Hills/Badlands was the best part-already dreaming of a road trip.

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Really dig this book, bringing back good memories of my college anthropology classes.

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
Mehso-so

Overall good but it suffered from the same annoying "teenagers must save the world" trope that many novels have. No room for adults in a rebellion? Also, I feel like the author read the Percy Jackson books and said, how can I steal this but pretend it's different? Hoping for a growth in style and more original ideas in book 2.

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I am really digging this! Lots of great info presented in an accessible and engaging way.

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton

The syntax of the wild West being used in conjunction with the culture of the Middle East is a bit off-putting but so far I really enjoy the storyline.

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Mehso-so

Some interesting stories but felt disjointed and it definitely seemed like he has a lot of contempt for the Vietnamese people. His descriptions of them are less than complimentary and that every time he mentions how rich he is is at odds with his practice and study of Buddhism.

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So far not enjoying this as much as I thought I would. Hoping for improvement!

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Oh man, this is so good thus far. Flavia is incredible and I just love her relationship with Dogger.

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New Collected Poems | Wendell Berry

Loving the stark simplicity of his work.

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Ten Second Staircase | Christopher Fowler

These books are just fun.

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Panpan

Abominable. David Lagercrantz should be ashamed of the dumpster fire of a book.

Peterfox123 Oh dear. About to start this and was hoping it wouldn't be a huge let down. ☹️ 5y
erincb82 For me, this one was just too ridiculous/ disorganized/contrived. The characters lost a lot of their complexity from earlier books and are really just caricatures of the characters we know from the first 3. 5y
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This is terrible. Even Lisbeth can't save it.

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What is this? 56 pages in and it is not good. Hoping for improvement.

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Y is for Yesterday | Sue Grafton
Mehso-so

Pretty disappointing. Could have done without the flashbacks. I skipped most of them and saved myself a lot of time. Also, you can tell Sue is tired of writing these-virtually no effort to bring in the much loved peripheral characters and Kinsey is not her usual snarky smart self. In this she is a judgemental witch. Hoping Z is better.

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Pickpick

Overall interesting but I have some quibbles with his real life examples.

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton

I am really digging this! I love hearing her voice and perspective.

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Panpan

A hot mess of stupid plot lines with nothing really interesting happening in 360 pages. I am done with this series.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Raw and beautiful

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This one is just not measuring up to the others. 170 pages in and nothing is really happening.

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Gross-hated all the characters but especially sexual predator Florentino.

kricheal SAME! 5y
erincb82 @kricheal I seriously can not get over how awful it was. Glad to know I'm not alone! 5y
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Pickpick

Holy crap! Sort of felt like the end but I sincerely hope there's more.

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Overall really fun-I love Paris and it was fun to read about it from so many different perspectives. Also, it was very hard not to buy myself a one way ticket....

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Loving this so much! Clever, funny and creepy.

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Pickpick

Excellent! I am truly grateful to have him in Washington fighting against Orange Voldemort.

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I have a few quibbles but overall an excellent book!

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Rick Steves Portugal | Rick Steves
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Trip planning!

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Fun and interesting look at o e of my favorite cities!

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Pretty darn cute.

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon

This is just too adorable.

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Pretty good, a lot of interesting information but his preoccupation with the sex industry/descriptions of women are off putting for me.

slategreyskies Thanks for the warning. I‘m definitely going to give this one a pass now. 2y
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Fun read-makes astrophysics understandable to non-sciencey oriented people like me. (I've got a history degree and work in a library)

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Pickpick

So good!

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Really fascinating! So much better than Great Railway Bazaar, he is way less dickish in this one so far.

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Pickpick

A fascinating look at a complex issue. Also, points to the author for mentioning Dillon Reservoir that my great grandfather did the survey work for and the Denver Water Board where my grandpa worked for over 30 years.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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One of the best books I've ever read. A powerful and timeless book.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

Absolutely stunning so far.

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Pure brain candy, which is just what I need sometimes.

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Absolutely excellent yet infuriating and heartbreaking. I was shaking with anger over the corporate greed and maliciousness.

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Excellent book-was great to learn about his life. My one quibble is we didn't get any back stories on what inspired some of his jokes. Maybe that was in the movie?

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So Good! The authors are sarcastic af, which makes it even better.

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Fascinating read! The Killer Colorado chapter put me off whitewater rafting forever. The chapters about murder and suicide are coming up-like a train wreck , I can't look away!

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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
Mehso-so

Pretty good but I've got lots of quibbles. The best parts for me were his flashbacks to his wife.

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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

I like this but did anyone else notice sort of but not really subtle misogyny? Not sure if it is intentional, to show Ove's old fashioned ideas or if the author's own biases are coming through.

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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman

It's like they wrote a book about the Swedish version of Victor Mulgrew from One Foot in the Grave, which is of of my fave British shows.

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Rooftoppers | Katherine Rundell
Mehso-so

This book fell apart for me...all that build up and then nothing? Really? Also, more annoyed than i should be that the time period was never revealed.

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Shadow Land | Elizabeth Kostova

The female protagonist is getting on my nerves. I need her to wise up quickly about life after the iron curtain.