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gottabechispa

Joined September 2018

👓 The Hidden Life of Trees, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
Bailedbailed

Yikes is this poetry..?
"i was music
but you had your ears cut off"

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Pickpick

Read "The Meaning of Life" parts 1, 2, and 3. Quite dense in some chapters, but so worth it for a perspective and freshness you won't find anywhere else

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Mehso-so

An interesting description of how complicated modern archaeology/treasure hunting is. So-so for what felt like to me side plots that were unnecessarily long

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid

It might seem odd that in cities teetering at the edge of the abyss young people still go to class—in this case an evening class on corporate identity and product branding—but that is the way of things, with cities as with life, for one moment we are pottering about our errands as usual and the next we are dying, and our eternally impending ending does not put a stop to our transient beginnings and middles until the instant when it does.

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It was certainty, plain and simple that God had a worthy plan for my life in which every set back would also be a step forward.

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Mehso-so

The magical realism of the underground railroad being a literal subterranean system was underwhelming. The way he played with time was more interesting

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Panpan

Tried to cram every cliched character into one book, the result is predictably disappointing

Lola I‘m only 60 pages in and I‘m feeling this way, too-let‘s see where this goes...🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
MooseontheLoose Absolutely loved it, it's over 300 pages long, there's so much more to the story than the first 60 pages. 1y
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Pickpick

Feminist sci-fi/fantasy/short stories/read like poetry? Yes please

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The Idiot | Elif Batuman

"He was becoming almost a parody of a love interest."

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The Long Goodbye: A Memoir | Meghan O'Rourke
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Pickpick

Such a well-written and candid memoir. I loved the imperfect author and her family

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Pickpick

Changes how you think about climate change--esp. for floridians

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Modern magical realism. Jesmyn Ward is amazing