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heyitsMacall

heyitsMacall

Joined June 2016

Colorado. A book saved my life one time
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The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
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Dog Years by Mark Doty
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This story was heartbreaking. I cried at the pool. However I loved the character development and the plot based on telling the experience of some African American people in the U.S.

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The Amateurs | Sara Shepard
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This was a fun, quick read! Exactly what I‘d expect from the author of pretty little liars 😂
I read 12 books over 12 weeks while I was away from home on a Fieldwork rotation and today I dropped them all off at this little free library!

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Reading this book was like putting a puzzle together slowly and then the author gives you a huge missing piece at the end. I liked the ending!

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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In a near-perfect world, where will we find joy?

I would think in a future such as this, there would be way more space exploration and art but hey, that‘s just me.

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We‘re all just organisms trying to figure it out. I liked this book, it‘s accessible science for people with some background in science.

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I Invited Her In | Adele Parks
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I read this so quickly! I wish I would have pushed that lady. Thumbs down for the epilogue but overall a good read.

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This is exactly the kind of book my grandma would give me.

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I liked this! It shows what a difference education and a stable home life can make in a person‘s life. I understand how people were so interested in this book a few years ago. I definitely learned something from this story.

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Loved!! A good blend of feminism, romance, and introduction to Indian culture.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I love rock n roll.

I totally could have been a groupie if I was born at a different time. I get bored of romantic storylines but I loved the female empowerment throughout.

LapReader I was a groupie. That‘s how I got my first husband. Ha! 2mo
heyitsMacall @LapReader I love this!!! 😍 how great 2mo
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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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Very cute, very YA. it‘s like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are running around solving crimes while simultaneously falling in love.

Teafiend I like this series a lot Very cute 2mo
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Stardust. Neil Gaiman | Neil Gaiman
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Truly magic. This satisfies my childhood need for adventure and fairies.

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Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love | John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, Doug Abrams, Rachel Carlton Abrams
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I HATE self help books. But the Gottmans have a way. This book has 8 guided dates built to enrich all relationships. The open ended questions lead to great conversation.

This photo is my husband and I. I love developing us.

JennyM That‘s such a beautiful photo ♥️ 3mo
heyitsMacall @JennyM thank you!! 😍 3mo
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Centennial | James A. Michener
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This book reminded me why I never did the textbook readings in college.

Samplergal 😂 3mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Wow! I‘m sorry I waited so long to read this. I loved spending time in Queenie‘s head. The ending was most satisfying.

akckitty Thanks for this post! It reminded me that I wanted to read / buy this one soon :) 3mo
heyitsMacall @akckitty for sure! It was a quick one too 😍 3mo
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I loved it! It‘s like Big Little Lies had a baby with Stick It. The ending surprised me.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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I liked the idea of this story, but too much detail? It seems long-winded. I‘m glad I did this on audio!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I love this book! The writing is so eloquent and her story feels so true.

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The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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I thought this one was okay. There were a lot of “open palms” and “paintbrushes.” It was a quick one though!

I visited this independent bookstore in Georgetown, Texas passing through. So cute.

8little_paws Very cute store! 4mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I loved escaping into this book. I have discovered that I love geeky things as an adult and this story was so fun. I don‘t think it needed a love story, though. Good plots can live without romance.

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This book felt so very true. I experience the same existential dread as the main character every once in a while. I liked

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Gather the Daughters | Jennie Melamed
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Spooky

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I‘m growing increasingly convinced that the OASIS could solve a lot of problems on Earth such as decreasing space and decreasing resources. However, I also think the OASIS could eventually erode the human brain starting at the visual pathway and emotional intelligence. I think I need to join a book club.

Suet624 😂😂 4mo
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I loved this book! The plot was exciting and the end was a surprise. Thank you, book of the month!

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I live for imagery. This book feels so real! 😍

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I would be nothing without my experiences with human cadavers. With that said, I didn‘t like the way this author wrote about whole body donors. This book makes more sense for a high school student before they take a dissection/prosection course.

mdhughes72 What do you mean? Do you work with cadavers? 5mo
heyitsMacall @mdhughes72 in undergrad I took gross anatomy with prosected cadavers. My university had 15+ cadavers at the time. Last year I took graduate level gross anatomy and dissected. 5mo
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This year I decided to read more about patient experiences to ready myself for clinical work. I am about 1 year from being an OTR/L and a little cognitive assessment could have hurried this lady‘s progress along. But alas, a detailed history of waking up in a hospital, afraid, is needed to understand the patient experience.

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A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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Oh my goodness! This book was incredible. My first Barclay. I squealed at one point and cried a lot at the end. My excessive knowledge of the human brain only ruined the story a little bit.

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I don‘t think Krakauer hates Mormonism, I think he hates all religion. Which is fine, he has a very objective perspective that comes through in his writing.

I got a very creepy vibe from everything chronicled in this book but I did climb Mt. Everest with Krakauer when I read Into Thin Air.

Cinfhen I‘m curious about this book. I usually enjoy his writing style but I‘ve heard this book is his “weakest”. 6mo
heyitsMacall @cinfhen it definitely read more like a textbook for a lot of it but he included a ton of information 6mo
Cinfhen Ugh!! That‘s off putting😩Maybe I‘ll wait and not rush to read this one. Thanks for the heads up 6mo
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I read this book on audio and I thought it was well suited for that format. There is a lot of architecture talk and I was prepared, but I do like learning about architecture.

It blows my mind that there was a time where a man could kill possibly hundreds of people and get away with it for a long time. Was this the United States that was great? I don‘t think so.

saguarosally Architecture talk? I‘m really not into historical books but when there‘s architecture I‘m in! 6mo
heyitsMacall @saguarosally oh yeah, there‘s building talk throughout. HH Holmes murder house is pretty interesting and the guy that designed the flatiron building was building at the Chicago World Fair or whatever it was! 6mo
8little_paws I would also recommend this book to you 6mo
heyitsMacall @8little_paws thanks so much! 6mo
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Wow! This memoir was eye opening. Scientology is so mysterious but Leah Remini describes how people get started in it, what happens when they stay, and why it‘s hard to leave. I appreciate her candor and her narrating voice.

This is a photo of my winter spice pup.

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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I listened to this as an audiobook. It was okay, a little hard to follow because of the format. I liked the representation of going home again and family drama.

This big old tree is in Eastern Washington.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I liked this! I got sucked in and I felt connected because I live in Colorado and it was snowing when I started reading. There were parts that read like a fan fiction though so I think you have to binge read this one.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I‘ve only read the first chapter and I‘ve already stereotyped the main character, or the author has done so for me. A sophomore at CU who wears Converse in a blizzard. Typical.

krismlars CU grad here! 7mo
heyitsMacall 😂 I graduated from CSU 7mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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I tore through this book. The mental illness was represented so realistically there was nothing to critique. The ending was perfectly realistic as well; it wasn‘t too happy which is my style! I appreciated this story.

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The way this book was written made me feel nostalgic; like I already had a memory of what I was reading. The ending was a little disappointing but I enjoyed the complex characterization of bad vs worse.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This book was light, gossipy, comedic, and perfect as my final book of 2018!
I wish I had been able to finish a few more but 17 was my count for this year; exclusively print books. Two of the hardest semesters of my program were this year and I got married so I was a little busy! I‘m excited for all 2019‘s books

Reggie Lol, this book, I only wish my problem was that my fiancé made only 400k a year. Lolol 8mo
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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I recommend this book of the basis of its writing, character development, and imagery. However, my political views are too complex to agree with it whole-heartedly. 😆

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Page 5. The quickest way to my heart? Witty one-liners.

readordierachel 😂😂 9mo
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Wow! This story was so compelling. I ate it up. 5 stars ⭐️

ericarobynreads Yay!!! This one is in my tbr pile, can‘t wait to dive in!! 12mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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I read some reviews before I finished this book so I did not read the last three pages! I liked that little experiment, I feel fine about it.

This book is filled with witty lines, which I love. And the story is atmospheric enough. And it‘s about LA and not Manhattan which is refreshing. That‘s all.

whatrebeccasread I‘m so drawn in by this cover, I‘m going to have to find out more about this one! 13mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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I just checked the reviews on this guy and they‘re not good. I‘m enjoying it though! Lazily, I think

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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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YAS! I need this story and its detail right now

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Excellent palate cleanser. Not a lot of substance and annoying at times but I still finished it. I‘m sure somebody else will appreciate it more than I do. Little free library bound

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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Loved! There were two storylines; I liked the narrator‘s character development the most ⭐️

KateFulfordAuthor @heyitsMacall @MoLuv77 If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 13mo
MoLuv77 Thanks again for the recommendations @KateFulfordAuthor ! I think I‘m all set! Looking forward to checking these titles out! Thanks again! 13mo
KateFulfordAuthor You‘re welcome @MoLuv77 13mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It made me feel like I could be a hermit, too. 😂

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I love this little sentence. Reading poolside in solitude today; the hermit is my inspiration.

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Good! Not my usual taste but I enjoyed the writing. I loved hearing a story about a strong female lead! And even in the midst of war, there is hope.

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I really enjoyed this story. I shed a few tears but overall felt hopeful at the end. Save the bees!

Reggie I heard this radio show talking about how the pesticides that use a toxin that doesn‘t biodegrade is what is killing the bees off. They have put trackers on bees from the hive and when they come into contact with that pesticide‘s residue they get nerve damage and forget where their hive is and die out alone. It was so depressing. 2y
heyitsMacall @Reggie all the bee stories are so sad! 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Everybody at work thought this was a fifty shades of gray book.

This story twisted so many times. I can‘t say much without giving it away. I applaud book of the month!

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