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gilroyc

gilroyc

Joined March 2018

Reader who also tries to write
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If the other was something different, this is something silly.

#sheepdetectives #hardback

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Injustice for All | J. A. Jance
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Mehso-so

My second in the series. Really not impressed. Main character is too gruff. Think this is the end of my time with J P.

#jpbeaumont #audio

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Been a while since I read this series. Thought I'd dip back in.

#devilsisle #audio

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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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The other ebook I started. Not gotten much into it yet.

#ebook #fantasy #darkfaerietale

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Ebook for vacation.

#ebook #mystery #deltacrossroads

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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Going to explore another classic for my audio book selection...

#audiobook #classic

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Pickpick

I had trouble putting this book down. It has a smooth writing style and a fun cast of characters. Better review to follow.

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The Mote in God's Eye | Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Something different for my evening read...

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Continue the series

#audiobook #honorharrington

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Heat Wave | Richard Castle
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Silly little book that reads like a wish fulfillment episode of the TV show. Better review to come

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Second Looks Books | Prince Frederick, MD (Bookstore)

From the post they placed recently on Facebook, looks like another used book store will be closing. I has a sad as the number of book stores near me keeps shrinking.

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Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Back to reading a classic...

#oghorror #classic #audiobook

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I've finished listening but I feel like this book has a lot to unpack before I can be honest with a rating...

marleed I googled some of the author interviews leading up to and following the release of the book. My opinion of the book did change after seeing her interviewed. (edited) 3mo
gilroyc @marleed in a good way or a bad way? 3mo
marleed Oh in a good way. I tend to read this type of memoir with memories of a silly personal affront I took when reading James Fry A million little pieces. I now read them as auto-fiction. But in her interviews I understand her perspective as very real to her even if other family members remember differently. She is very stoic and well-spoken. And she‘s introduced a very important conversation. 3mo
gilroyc I agree she definitely opens an important conversation. 3mo
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It's a kick in the head. But a fun kick in the head.

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Heat Wave | Richard Castle

Next book on the physical read list.

#physicalread #tvtiein #nikkiheat #castle

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Her brother Shaun is the classic abuser. Best the crap out of someone, then go back and apologize. I'm still listening to see what her next step is...

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Slaying It | Chloe Neill
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Baby kitten
🤣

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This book has been sitting waiting for me...

#sciencefiction #wayfarers #ebook

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Mythology 101 | Jody Lynn Nye
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Bailedbailed

You know a book is not for you when you willingly close it to watch the TV at the doctor's office. That was my final clue yesterday for this book. More to come with full review.

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Slaying It | Chloe Neill
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He had resting grinch face.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Too much talk over this book, so I had to read it.

#audiobook #memoir

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A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar.
The bartender says "what is this, a joke?"

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I've always liked Alan Alda and his approach to things. With my overall decision to study improved communications toward an overall end of being a better communicator, this book fit what I sought.

#nonfiction #communication #Alanalda #audio

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Blood Kissed | Keri a Arthur
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Pickpick

I'm giving this a pick but I have a few nits with the book I want to take apart.

I hesitated. Over the course of a very short spread, she used that phrase 7 times. This is telling, not showing, so really needs expansion to better describe the character...

More to come in a proper review....

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Panpan

I probably should have bailed on this months ago. It didn't really compel me to grab and read like I thought it might. I mean Dragons! But the title is misleading.

I found the alternating POV unnecessary. Most times, this can enhance a story or make things more suspenseful. I found it to be an annoying expansion tactic rather than actually aiding the story. And the whole short at the beginning? Barely has anything to do with the primary novel.

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Blood Kissed | Keri a Arthur
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New audio book for the commute

#audiobook #witches #werewolf

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

Confession: I did not read this when I was younger. Fixing that now.

#classic #hobbit #jrrtolkien #fantasy

Bradleygirl 🤸‍♀️💃👍👍 4mo
annahenke I read it as an adult as well and loved it. 4mo
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The Millionaires | Brad Meltzer

This comes as another meh book to me. More pan than anything. Yes, the ending has a twist. Yes it has a few shock moments. But the middle doesn't hold up.

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I'm kinda meh on this book. Expected more explicit scenes than happened... and it faded to black a lot. The storyline was decent. But unfulfilling.

More to come with full review.

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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My audio book came in early, so I'm alternating audio books.

#classic #audiobook #vampires

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Going to finish my present audio book on the way to work. This one now takes over my daily commute. Admit that I've met the author, at a writing conference.

#audio #somethingdifferent

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My good friend has a trilogy published and she's having a book signing today. Supporting her today...

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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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Going back to catch a classic or two now.

#audiobook #classic

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The Turncoat's Gambit | Andrea Cremer
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Pickpick

This proved a good end to thetrilogy, though the last few chapters felt rushed. I'll update this post when I write my full review.

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The Turncoat's Gambit | Andrea Cremer
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Have to have something to listen to while driving to and from work.

#audio #inventorssecret #book3 #alternatehistory

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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"Kate?"
"Yes?"
"Take off that damn corset!"

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Whoa. She has an asexual character. That is so awesome for such representation!

#representationmatters

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The Millionaires | Brad Meltzer
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White Night | Jim Butcher
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Trying to finish reading the last few pages, while my buddy Eddie sits with me. Helping support the arm...

#catsoflitsy #harrydresden #physicalread

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland

She would rat Jesus Christ out to the Romans...

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Panpan

I felt like this one was far out into space. And not in a good way.

See my full review here:
https://www.librarything.com/work/28660/reviews/166087554

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Spotted this with good ratings here on #litsy, so decided to give it a listen. Covers a historic period I frequently research (US Civil War) and a unique view point...

#audiobook #civilwar #dreadnation #historicalfiction

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Skipping Christmas | John Grisham
Mehso-so

I'd say many of the characters are caricatures and two dimensional image of small town USA. But for what it offers, it was entertaining. Worth recommending to others.

Read my full review here:
https://www.librarything.com/work/861116/reviews/122989183

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until the wind whipped Jinji's short hairs.

(Um, what?!?)

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White Night | Jim Butcher

I forgot to take my George Orwell multivitamins with my big bowl of Big Brother Os.

vumblereads Lol! Careful, they might put you in room 101. 6mo
gilroyc @vumblereads Don't think Harry's much worried about room 101. He'd just magic his way out... 5mo
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I admit the last book had some severe triggering scenes that I don't remember. But the overall series is great. So going to push through.

#audiobook #honorharrington

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White Night | Jim Butcher

Finished my non fiction book for bedtime reading, decided to go back to fiction.

#physicalread #dresden #magic #urbanfantasy #book09

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Mythology 101 | Jody Lynn Nye
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Next up on my kindle. Description reads like it's a litrpg type book. Kinda ready to get started.

#elves #litrpg #ebook #kindle

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