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farre

farre

Joined February 2016

A reader who has lost her way.
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This was a bananas story. So many missteps. Such a meticulous killer. But the botched investigations blew my mind. I had to remind myself it actually happened and wasn‘t a far-fetched fiction crime story.

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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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I love a good police procedural (The Closer is my favorite) so I watched Bosch and decided to read the book. It was really well done. So much that if I couldn‘t listen, I made sure I had to book to read a few pages here and there.

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This was a funny and real look at being an immigrant in America.

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This took me a long time to get through. It was difficult to listen to watch my ancestors went through (and what my ancestors did to them). But so good.

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A nice bit of history on the infamous hotel. Just salacious enough without being too gossipy.

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I heard about this book when the author was on a podcast. It‘s a sad, fascinating, weird story. Lots of history about the IRA and some key members and some key denials. It took me awhile to get through it, but really good.

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This was a good one. Gives a good account of what the FBI does and the terror attacks he helped investigate. Also gives his account of this administration and how they operate.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Do yourself a favor and listen to this one.

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This book could‘ve been better. The author jumped around too much. Didn‘t really advocate for herself or her kid, and doesn‘t really own up to some bad choices she made. She doesn‘t own up why clients only liked her (duh, your white). I was mostly disappointed, I can‘t exactly figure out why.

Kelly Listening to it now and alllll of this is spot on. 5mo
farre @Kelly And she feels like she‘s owed things? It‘s weird. 5mo
Kelly @farre my mom was in many of her situations in my youth and it‘s hard for me to completely “get” all of stephanie‘s challenges. Not to mention there is zero talk of women of color who‘ve been forced to live this way and survive without feeling entitled, etc. but then again, the nickeled and dimed woman has a hand in this book, and we know she‘s bad on intersectionality. 5mo
IamIamIam I'm having a tough time with this also. Maybe it's just her personality but I'm just not feeling it. 5mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Love that Thomas had a teen struggling with poverty. Not enough YA books deal with this reality.

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If you like hockey, this was a good read. Satisfied my sports need.

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If you are curious about Kamala at all, this is a must read. She dives into her policy ideas.

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Ambitious and at times confusing (I needed a map), but very good. Makes you think and leaves you hanging.

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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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I had never read it before and no one ever handed it to me while in school.

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This was so much better than I could have hoped. The author did a great job of including inclusive research across all history. Just wish their had been more Latinas included in her research.

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Compelling and a bit emotional read about the border. The first part is a series of stories from when the author was la migra. They just flow into one another. The second part dives into why people leave. The third is an account of illegal status and what happen when caught crossing over. Nothing is as simple as it seems.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I knew going in I would like this book, I just didn‘t know how much. It‘s a fascinating read and makes her and her family more likable (if that‘s possible). She brings a perspective I didn‘t know I needed until I read it.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I had been meaning to read this one for a long time and it was amazing. I never truly knew the extent of how terrible things where in South Africa. This books is heartbreaking and makes you smile. Read. It.

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This was a fantastic book. Highly recommend!

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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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The second Ballard book and I still really liked it! There was a lot going on, but it was fun (as much fun as mystery and suspense can be). May have to read all the Bosch books eventually.

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I love non-fiction and it was nice to hear about Friends with today‘s prospective intermixed. I do have trouble watching returns at times, and this books talks about that a bit.

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I always enjoy a good celebrity biography, but I really liked this one. It was honest and raw, and she doesn‘t shy away from owning up to her mistakes and showing her insecurities. I recommend the audiobook because you can hear the emotion in her voice.

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I had no idea how much Catherine Oxenberg did to help being down the cult. I hope her daughter let‘s go if that cult.

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When I was in London a couple of years ago, I happen to catch one of Sarah Millican‘s stand-up special on BBC. It was hysterical. I‘m always looking for ways to get her work here, and was thrilled to find her book.

quietjenn I love her! 10mo
farre I want her to come to the US! 10mo
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So sad. It‘s just stunning at how this epidemic started and continues. After it was briefly mentioned in Liberal Redneck, I knew I wanted to read more. This book met that need. Tough, but good read.

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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I‘m sure I‘m the grander scheme it‘s great, but for the intro I found it a bit slow.

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This took me a long time to get through because I knew the ending. It was heartbreaking to learn of all the struggles they endured. I appreciate the details on what ultimately lead to Carrie‘s death.

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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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I absolutely loved this. It became an immediate favorite.

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A Colony in a Nation | Chris Hayes
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This was good. We know much about what he is trying to get at, but he ties it to the past (how this stuff has always happened). And props for talking about the REAL first Thanksgiving.

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Hell's Princess | Harold Schechter
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I was fascinated by the story, but not the storyteller. Like, no need to keep repeating the local, TERRIBLE nickname of the black woman. ONCE WAS ENOUGH WHITE DUDE WHO WROTE THE BOOK.

DGRachel YES! Just because he kept saying “this is what people at the time called her” didn‘t make it okay that he kept calling her that! 5mo
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Mehso-so

Some stories were better than others. It was a fast listen. May have been a little too midwesterny white ladies for me.

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It | Stephen King
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I‘ve avoided this book for as long as I can remember (hate/fear clowns). But this book is more than a clown. I will miss the kids and their strength.

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I LOVED this book. So funny and honest. One of the best celebrity readings of their own book I‘ve heard.

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Open Season | C. J. Box
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I felt like it was overly dramatic. Like, how much shit is does protagonist have to go through in book 1? Different, but eh.

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Not my favorite, but good!

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It was interesting. Could be another book based on her federal indictment.

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He‘s had an interesting career. There are a lot of unsaid things.

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So good. Sad and depressing. The laws in place for the “war on drugs” are reprehensible.

Samplergal I just bought this one as I think it‘s really going to be good. And terribly depressing. Little chunks at a time type of book because it‘s so depressing. 1y
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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I loved the way it started, but I didn‘t love it as much as I thought I would.

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All They Will Call You | Tim Z. Hernandez
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The story that inspired this book is heartbreaking. Gut wrenching. It‘s not talked about enough. The plane crash that killed 32 happened not far from here. The fact it took over 70 years to properly identify the migrant workers is devastating.

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I had every intention of listing to this book. It was great and all about the process. It was creepy! But it got creeper for me when I realized part of it happened in the city I worked, when the author interviewed someone in my hometown, and I realized my place of work was helping with the investigation.

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These books are so fun and ridiculous. I love them!

KateFulfordAuthor @farre perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

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Devil in a Blue Dress | Walter Mosley
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Really liked it! Michael Boatman did an excellent reading.

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Lady Killer 2 | Joelle Jones
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Badass assassin.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I wasn‘t very sympathetic to Celestial. Team Roy all the way.

Jemgirl2014 Yes!! I wanted to be a fly on the wall when Ms. Olive slapped the taste out of that girl. I cannot believe how selfish she was. She treated Roy like he belonged in that prison. ☹ 1y
farre @Jemgirl2014 She was a horrible person. I don‘t know why she didn‘t think anything was her fault. She started the fight at the hotel too. 1y
Jemgirl2014 Right! And my jaw just dropped when she justified her relationship with Andre by saying that in her mind her husband was dead. Andre too. He kept calling her a widow in his head. 12 years is not life. She didn't even bother to give her innocent husband a chance. Just so sad! 1y
farre @Jemgirl2014 And it was only three years in. She got rid of his stuff! Horrible person. 1y
Jemgirl2014 @farre Exactly! She and Andre deserve each other. Good riddance! 1y
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The Dead Zone | Stephen King
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The callback to past books was fantastic.

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Really enjoyed this one.

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The Cartel | Don Winslow
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This one was difficult to get through. I kept having to remind myself it was fiction, but it was still horrifying to think these things could have happened to the citizen of Mexico.

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Mehso-so

It was a little awkward when she talked about her marriage.

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Very in-depth on the victims and their struggles in life before being killed.