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hike.read.repeat

Joined May 2016

Outreach rep for an all-digital public library and aide at a small-town public library. Long-distance backpacker. CT 17, PCT 18, Te Araroa 19-20.
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Kicking off #bannedbooksweek by starting one of 2018‘s most challenged books.

DrexEdit So much 💜 for this book. 10h
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I listened to this author‘s previous book, Dark Matter, a couple years ago and loved it. This one was another banger and a quick read due to the riveting storyline.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Long story short, in this book DARPA has a way to go back and undo bad things that happened in the recent past. Many of those things end up being mass shootings. They could‘ve just tightened gun laws, but no, they have to create this complex super-secret machine that alters spacetime and human consciousness. 😆🤦🏽‍♀️😆

kogoeruyoru There‘s so much wrong with all of this that I could write a book about it. 3d
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Shadowfax will have no harness. You do not ride Shadowfax: he is willing to carry you - or not.

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I really wanted to like this series. Seems like it would‘ve been my kind of trilogy, but it just didn‘t work for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Does that ever happen to you?

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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What teachers and professors never told her was about the dark side of finding your purpose. The part where it consumes you. Where it becomes a destroyer of relationships and happiness. And still, she wouldn‘t trade it.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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It took me over two months to read this 800+ pager. Although parts were slow for me, seeing over 5000 years of human “history,” survival, and innovation unfold made it a worthy read.

It had been on my tbr for a while but I decided to read it bc my library had a “read a book set in space” task for their reading challenge.

#auniverseofstories

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100% on brand.

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New month = new Middle Earth book.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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Learned a concept called Amistics. We think of technological change as linear and always improving but in reality, people and circumstances dictate which tech will be adopted.

Ex: irl, our phone/internet tech is evolving rapidly while humans haven‘t made as many advances in spacefaring. In this book, 5000 years in the future, phone tech is what we were using in 2005 but they have advanced robotics, and permanent settlements in Earth‘s orbit.

hike.read.repeat Also, I passed 5k litfluence points. 🙌🏽 Thanks, y‘all.

Still working on this thicc book. Peep pg 700 in the corner.
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End of the month means end of another LOTR book. I liked it and will listen to the audiobook on my hike.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a book that spans such a long time period. 😂

Seveneves is 800+ pages and it‘s a commitment for me bc I don‘t read as fast as most of you on here.

But reading an epic story like this is quite rewarding.

JulietBooks Lol 😂 1mo
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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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Here are some reproductive topics I‘ve taken issue with so far:

1. Back when they still had embryos and sperm samples, the Arkies and Gpop were expected to get pregnant with those embryos. If I was one of the last remaining humans and was responsible for carrying on the species, I‘m my getting pregnant with my own gd embryo and genetics.

2. This post-menopausal women is basically described here as worthless. [cont.]

hike.read.repeat 3. Literally the first thing these last remaining 8 humans discuss after another catastrophic event is how they will get pregnant. Like, what about ensuring their own survival? It is implied that they are good on food and energy now that even more humans are dead, but still. Start some crops first, then worry about cloning yourself. Is that what the author thinks women would do in that situation? 1mo
hike.read.repeat That being said, I‘m excited to see how the rest of the book unfolds. The premise is these last remaining seven women who still have egg cells get to choose how the genes in their clones will be edited. Basically, what traits do they think will be beneficial to the survival of humanity. 1mo
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Authority: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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This book tells the story of Area X from the bureaucratic side of things. It dragged on for me. Others have said the third book is better. I do like how we get to look at Area X from three different perspectives.

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As I‘ve mentioned, my bf and I are reading a LOTR book per month. This equals a chapter not quite everyday. To make sure we‘re on the same page, so to speak, he created Apple calendar events for our reading schedule. Now my calendar is full of interesting events that make my life seem way more adventurous than it currently is. 😆 Today I‘m going to The Council of Elrond.

Andrew65 Don‘t volunteer! 😂 1mo
LibrarianRyan ahhhhh. My guy loves apple calendar. He is forever adding and removing things. Even thought this has gone on for years, he only just recently realized that I get notified every time he adds and removes something. and it's a lot. 1mo
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Yesterday was a fun work day. I love spending other people‘s money. 💅🏽

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Me and the bf read today‘s chapter aloud with each other. He has a copy on his iPad and I have a thrifted paperback with the movie cover.

We‘re still on track for finishing this book by the end of the month and finishing the series in early November.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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A couple times a year I go through my #tbr and cull the list. It‘s very freeing.

I just reduced my tbr time from 4 years and 2 months to 3 years and 7 months.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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There are 215 books on my Goodreads #tbr.

In 2018 I read 51 books.

At this rate, it will take me 4 years and 2 months to read all the books on my list.

It will be October 21, 2023 and I will be 33 years old.

Want to do this yourself? readitforward.com/tbr-time/

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If you need me I‘ll be in my reading cave.

tjwill 😂 2mo
LibrarianChels I wish my gym had a cave! We have comfy couches though. 2mo
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My bf and I are reading all the LOTR books before we leave for New Zealand in early November.

In July we read The Hobbit. In August we‘re reading The Fellowship of the Ring.

If anyone wants to read along, feel free. Say hi in the comments. 🙂

*Also, I realize I called it Lord of the Rings on the top of this reading schedule instead of the Fellowship. 🙈

rretzler My 17 yo son is also reading them for the first time. My 40+ year old copies are so dog-eared and falling apart that I bought him his own box-set. So far he‘s finished The Simarillion and The Hobbit and has just started Fellowship. If I didn‘t have some many other books to read, I‘d read along. And he‘s pushing for a vacation to New Zealand! 🤣 2mo
pppooraikul I just finished rereading the first two books of LOTR. So I might be tagging along for book 3. 😁 P.S. I‘ve always wanted to visit New Zealand! (Esp. Hobbiton, of course.) Have a great trip! 😊 2mo
hike.read.repeat @rretzler it‘s a timeless series! 2mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I finished this book in style—in a comfy reading nook at a uni library, sippin‘ on booch.

‘Twas a good read. Whimsical and fun. I‘m definitely gonna listen to the audiobook on the Te Araroa.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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I‘m getting close to being halfway done with this one but I still can‘t get around the fact that nothing was done to prevent the White Sky and Hard Rain while so much effort and resources were put into preserving a small amount of human life. It seems like they could have pushed the boulders out of orbit soon after the Agent, when scientists started to realize what would happen.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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My kind of Saturday night.
Climb, crash, read, repeat.
🤘🏽🔥💪🏽

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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To go along with my last post, I made a reading schedule to get through a book per month from today until early November. My partner will be joining me on this hike (his first long-distance hike) and also wants to read the books so we‘re doing a two-person book club.

If anyone wants to read along with us, feel free. 👋

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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My next long-distance hike will be the Te Araroa in New Zealand. I start in early November which gives me just enough time to finish the series. Seeing as the movies were filmed in NZ, it seems fitting. Also, I‘d been looking for these books at thrift stores for the last few weeks and finally found them all in a box set in pristine condition for only $2.99! 🙌🏽

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Listened to the audiobook after seeing the movie last year. Maybe I‘m not a very perceptive reader, but I still feel like I have little to no idea about what‘s going on in Area X. I wish it gave just a little more away.

Bookartbookmarks No idea what‘s going on, but I loved it. Didn‘t realize there‘s a second and third. 2mo
hike.read.repeat @Bookartbookmarks yep. I started the second one today and it‘s from a different person‘s perspective than the first one. 2mo
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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This one was pretty meh. Would‘ve probably bailed it if wasn‘t an audiobook. And I really wanted to like it bc I was a fan of My Best Friend‘s Exorcism.

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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New summer hobby: indoor bouldering. 💪🏽

It‘s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone and is p addictive.

I‘ll attempt a route a few times which only takes a few minutes, then I‘ll need a 5-7 minute break. This is where books come in!

I‘m enjoying this title so far but it‘s a big commitment.

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Supermarket | Bobby Hall
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Like others have said, the dialogue is pretty cringe. It‘s a predictable book and the way Flynn got rid of Frank was not believable. It reminded me a lot of a certain movie. No spoilers, but if you‘ve read the book, you know what I‘m talking about. Also, things about it made me mad. It would be dangerous for Flynn to have a partner but Mia‘s devotion to him is framed as romantic. Still, a fun and fast read but I only read it as a Logic fan.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Haunting, tragic, and riveting.

Going into this, I already knew the purpose of the students but the author drops enough hints to make it obvious early on. I was expecting a big twist at the end or a happier ending.

My one question is: why didn‘t the students, when they became adults, try to escape their fates? They all seemed to just accept it even though it seems there would be some “normal” people who be sympathetic and help them.

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Lots of this book takes place in and around my city of San Antonio. Cisneros name drops obscure but iconic SA bars, restaurants, and streets. It was cool to read a book with familiar locales casually mentioned. This makes me a little more partial to the book than I might‘ve been if it were set elsewhere. Still a worthwhile read no matter where you‘re from. Here‘s a pic of me in SA on a recent mother-daughter date, me being the daughter. 👩‍👧

Texreader Yay! I love the Institute of Texan Cultures. We are fortunate to live in this awesome city!! 3mo
hike.read.repeat @texreader Yep. 🤠 I love most things about it except how hot and long the summers are. 😩 3mo
Texreader @hike.read.repeat well there is that... 3mo
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Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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Listened to the audiobook. I liked it well enough. It was just pretty slow and underwhelming.

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...stupid are thou amongst all women.

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Your real name is Coatlaxopeuh, She Who Has Dominion over Serpents. 🙏🏽

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Dear San Antonio de Padua,

Can you please help me find a man who isn‘t a pain in the nalgas. There aren‘t any in Texas, I swear. Especially not in San Antonio.

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Love & Gelato | Jenna Evans Welch
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Summertime is for cute YA audiobooks. This one is just as adorable as the cover suggests.

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Autobiography | Morrissey
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I love The Smiths and Morrissey but I don‘t think Morrissey himself would be fun to hang out with. This book was a struggle to read with his pretentiousness and it was written with absolutely no chapters or sections with most paragraphs spanning a page or two.

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Audiobook. Not bad. I believe this is my third Groff read.

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Autobiography | Morrissey

Some murders are well worth their prison term.

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Autobiography | Morrissey
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Dear God, let time pass quickly, and let this end. Let me be older and let this mediocrity pass as a dream.

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Autobiography | Morrissey
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I kid you not, this paragraph is 4.5 pages long. Wow, Morrissey. 🙄

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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The actual plot was really slow-going but the writing was pretty and unique.

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A Guide to Being Born | Ramona Ausubel
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My little sister will be giving birth any day now. I re-read this book of birth-themed stories in honor of her and my new nephew. The stories are kinda hit or miss, imo. The ones that are good are really good, but there are plenty of blah ones mixed in.

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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The book so nice, I read it twice. First time was on an adventure in Utah a couple years ago. This time was in increments over a couple months before bed with a side of herbal tea.

callielafleur Hehe read, repeat, just like your screen name. 6mo
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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami

Six years I went and I never liked it. All I could think about was getting out. And you know, I‘ve got certificates of merit for never having been late or missed a day of school. That‘s how much I hated the place...I wasn‘t going to let it beat me.

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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami

I reached the conclusion that a college education was meaningless. I decided to think of it as a period of training techniques for dealing with boredom.

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The bf and I made portobello fajitas from this cookbook this evening. They turned out great. Can‘t wait to make some other stuff from here.

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The Which Way Tree | Elizabeth Crook
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The first read of 2019 was a real banger! 🤘🏽

The story takes place very near to where I live and it was cool to read about all these familiar places and what they have been like in the past.

The story is mostly told through a series of letters written by a teen boy with a very unique and strong voice.

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The Which Way Tree | Elizabeth Crook
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Sounds like my house.
💩🐀🐖🐓🦂

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