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iread2much

Joined May 2016

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Books are my past, future, and present. Health Science Librarian and dog mom. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10767487-rk-stark
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Temple Alley Summer | Sachiko Kashiwaba
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This is a lovely book, not the best start, but once the story gets going, it‘s super engaging and interesting. A young boy finds a girl who he doesn‘t remember but everyone else does. A family secret, a hidden neighborhood history, and a lost story written by an elder when she was a young girl bring a complex and beautifully sad tale to life. 4/5 stars, read if you want to consider issues of mortality and morality.

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While I disagreed with the the authors description of Western parenting (she should used western middle class parenting IMO), I found this book to be really interesting. I agree that the way I see ppl raising kids is WEIRD and bad for the parents & the child, and that children need more autonomy & tasks, and less praise. Read this if you‘re interested in modern parenting & if you are want to know more about WEIRD culture. 3/5 stars

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Don‘t start a book by stating there‘s almost no documentation on the mongol queens & then write a narrative history! There are no in-text citations and it really drags in some places. Genghis Khan left huge parts of his empire to his daughters, who were systematically butchered & tortured by their brothers. The brothers lose everything. It takes another woman to try to piece it back together after decades of corruption and cruelty. 2/5 stars

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Mr. Darcy's Enchantment | Abigail Reynolds
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Being sick means I get to read a bit! This book is surprisingly fun, great world development, and good characters as well. In a world where women with magic are bound, Darcy must convince Elizabeth to trust him and together they must save England from a war with the Fey and black magic. 4/5 stars, read if you want a magic light and fey heavy P&P retelling.

Soubhiville I hope you feel better fast. 2mo
iread2much @Soubhiville thank you! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Just saw this...hope you‘re feeling great! 🤗 1mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme thanks, still recovering but hopefully soon I will be better 1mo
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This is a collection of previously published essays and papers which covered a lot of interesting topics but what I really wanted was a focus on Zombie ideas and why they don‘t die. The lack of cohesion made this a so-so. I did enjoy learning a lot about economics, as I don‘t know much about that discipline and the continuing evidence that racism is behind much of our country‘s collapse is interesting. 2/5 stars

UwannaPublishme Kiyo is always so relaxed in your posts. ☺️❤️ 2mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme she is very chill, even as a puppy she was very relaxed. 😎 2mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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A good book, drags a lot in the middle, but the characters are realistic and the story is interesting if depressing. Rin makes it into the most prestigious military academy and begins training to try to harness the power of the gods. An invasion leads to unspeakable atrocities and hard choices that could lead to the end of the world. 2.5/5 stars, read this if you want a more dark fantasy world with lots of battle school & a based on history vibe.

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I wanted to know more about the Supreme Court, but while this book claims to provide insight and be a history, it has no citations and provides almost no context for what for author describes. 1/5 stars

Hestapleton Nothing in the back of the book? I‘ve read one other Toobin with thorough sources, just not footnoted. 3mo
bookishbitch That sounds disappointing. 3mo
iread2much @Hestapleton it‘s possible that there were, but I don‘t personally find a list of references without citations to be very helpful. I want to know where he‘s getting his information and when he makes big claims about history and historical events/social movements, I don‘t want to just take his word for them. Maybe if I lived through that era it would be different 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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iread2much @bookishbitch it was! Even the Brian Kilmeade book has citations; really really really bad citations, but at least it tried. This book even uses quotes but didn‘t tell me what it was quoting from. 3mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Sounds like lazy research. 3mo
iread2much @bookishbitch I agree. 😠 he claims that abortion is THE driving force behind conservative take overs of the legal system, which I can totally believe. However, since he provides no real context and no citations, I can‘t understand how he came to that conclusion and I don‘t know if it‘s true. 3mo
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This is interesting and sad, with great character development. It‘s a sequel but I read it as a stand alone. Katherine‘s family is being driven into bankruptcy by her uncle, the mad Duke, but when he promises to save their finances if she comes and learns to be a his sword fighter, her needy mother sends her off. She trains with the greats, learns more about her family‘s very dark past, and eventually starts on her own path. 3/5 stars.

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Sorcery & Cecelia: Or, The Enchanted Chocolate Pot | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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I listened to this on audiobook and it was so good! Great story, great world building, and how awesome to see how two ladies who no one expects to do anything but be ladies can have such a huge impact on big events in their world. Two best friends and cousins must navigate a complex political and magical plot set in regency England. 4.5/5 stars, read this for a light and fun YA magical regency romance

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Sadly, the poor writing = so-so rating. The world building is fantastic, I ❤️ the author‘s commentary on religion, but a lot of the book fell flat. Deka is impure & is given a chance at salvation through service & combat for the emperor. She & and the other impure girls must fight beasts, who she has strange powers over. Are they really beasts and can she trust anyone? You can totally predict this if you‘ve read books before. 3/5 stars.

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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This is a surprisingly dark book, but I love the references to The Prince and the Inferno. Adelina, like others who lived through the plague, has powers, unlike the others she did not manifest her powers until she kills her father. She is recruited by a group of others with powers to try to over throw the corrupt queen and much chaos ensues. 3/5 stars. If you enjoyed Nevernight, but want something a little less intense, this is the book for you.

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iread2much @CBee thank you 😊 3mo
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This was not as light of a Romance as I thought, but it is very historically accurate which was nice. A disgraced vicar‘s daughter who is on scholarship at Oxford meets a Duke and is tasked with trying to get him to support the suffragette‘s cause. They fall madly in love and many things go wrong. 3.5/5 stars. Read if you like historical Romance with a lot of realism.

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This book was horribly boring to read, which is hard to achieve with such fascinating data and unique topics. Big take away- the American health care system and all its supporting components are largely to blame for the surge of deaths of despair, which disproportionately affect white Americans with no college degree. Fascinating topic, the last third of the book is good. 2/5 stars only because it‘s so hard to read for the first half of the book.

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iread2much @Bette I agree, but it is still good to have read it 😊 4mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I loved listening to this on audiobook, such a great narrative and it was lovely hear all of the accents done properly. I learned a lot about South African history and the cultures there. 4/5, read this if you looking for a funny, dramatic, and touching story.

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Pogue That was an amazing book. 4mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 What would have made it a 5/5 for you? I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m just curious. 4mo
PhyllisH Great book💚. 4mo
iread2much @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 great question! I prefer a more linear approach and he jumped around a lot in time, which I found very confusing. Perhaps reading it would be easier than listening to it? I totally respect that he should write it his way, but it was hard for me to understand when things happened. 4mo
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Super scary, but well written & fascinating. Ultimate take away- cyber warfare is so advanced that we can‘t really fight it, we can only plan to survive it. The US govrnmt should‘ve sanctioned Russia when it would have made a difference, they didn‘t & now we can‘t stop, only mitigate the consequences. This book tracks an elite Russian hacking group through their attacks, how they learned from the US, and their testing ground-Ukraine. 4/5 stars

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I really wanted to like this, but I found it too full of dead ends and not enough character development. Yash almost gets shot at a political rally and goes to a Yoga instructor and proclaimed “stress expert” (gag me, I promise all Californians aren‘t like this), whom he had a love zap before embarking on a fake relationship to help his friend, in order to deal with his PTSD. Complications ensue, romance blooms and it‘s silly & boring. 1.5/5 stars

Moonprismpower That‘s too bad. It‘s disappointing when a book that seems appealing turns out to be a dud. 5mo
iread2much @Moonprismpower it really is 😔 but at least I still have the book before this in the series to enjoy 😊 5mo
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The Scrivener's Tale | Fiona Mcintosh
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I didn‘t like the start of this book, but once it settled, it was interesting. A strange young woman hints at a dark conspiracy & pulls a former psychiatrist into a different reality. A young man trained to peak physical condition to fight & kill with no hesitation is given magic weapons and tasked with protecting the empress. A young boy speaks to a dragon and must find a demon. 3.5/5 stars, read if you like Robin Hobb but want happier endings

iread2much @Pogue did my surprise package make it to you? I hope you enjoyed it if it did 5mo
Pogue @iread2much I did get it thank you so much. I have sent snail mail! 4mo
iread2much @Pogue yay! I‘m glad it made it. 😊 4mo
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OMG, this book is terrifying and I am really worried that the western world does not truly appreciate the strategic wars that Putin is directing towards former USSR states. I see echos of appeasement and the beginning of WWII in what is happening. Fascinating read so far.

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Sweep with Me | Ilona Andrews
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So sad this is the final book in the series. Dina and her werewolf boyfriend must host incredibly powerful and dangerous guests during the week long celebration of the creation of the Inns. This includes a debate between rival factions of space chickens, a young woman with the raw power of a planet meeting with a devious millionaire, and still no answers about Dina‘s parents. I want more of these books so much!!! 4/5 stars

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Sweep of the Blade (Is) | Ilona Andrews
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Great book that expands the universe, introduces background w/o being horribly boring and leaves on a character introduction that is NEVER followed up 🥺🥺🥺
Maud decides to follow the vampire that claims to love her back to his planet, and hopes her half vampire child will thrive there while she decides if she wants to marry another Vampire. Politics, battles, and bloodshed balanced with romance. 4/5 stars hopefully more books in the series soon!

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The writing is not super clear, it does not help me understand math or how to do math, and there was almost no baking. Just putting a recipe in the front of your chapter is NOT using baking to explain math. I made it 50% and after almost falling asleep while reading in the middle of the day, I decided to finally bail. 0/5 stars, read this if you already like and know math but want theory. Basic idea is that math is not difficult, it‘s logic, yay?

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One Fell Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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Dina received an emergency message from her sister; her vampire friend and her werewolf almost boyfriend go with her to a planet full of vampire outlaws to rescue her. Sister and niece return to the Inn where they help Dina play host to the last of a species that is the focus of a religious hunt from a neighboring species and try to get an answer to their parents disappearance. SO many plots started, NEED authors to write more in this series!

jessjess I love this series so much! 5mo
iread2much @jessjess I‘m really happy with this series, I really wish they would write more of them! 5mo
jessjess @iread2much me too! 5mo
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Sweep in Peace | Ilona Andrews
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An excellent sequel, more world building and the start of a nice romance. I really wish there were more books in the series.
Dina has been asked by a respected galactic peace keeping organization to host peace talks between Vampires, the Horde, and the Merchants. Saying no is the smart move, but saying yes means her Inn will receive money, sustenance, and reputation, all of which she needs. Can she make peace or will this destroy her and the Inn

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Clean Sweep | Ilona Andrews
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I had this audio book but it was so good I bought the kindle book because I can read way faster than I listen. Dina is an Innkeeper, she runs a galactic way house on earth, which stays I conquered because of the Inns and a neutrality treaty. She decides to break her neutrality when something kills her neighbors dog and ends up with Vampires, ware wolves, & scary assassins from all over the galaxy in her suburban Inn. Great world, fun characters

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy 4th!! 🇺🇸❤️ 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really need to re-read this series from the beginning, the first books were so good, but I fell behind. 5mo
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iread2much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! You too! 5mo
iread2much @Riveted_Reader_Melissa they are so good! I didn‘t want to read them on the computer, but now that I can get them on my kindle they are great! They were also on sale this weekend 😊 5mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen she is super soft! Castle has a very soft head, but Kiyo is soft all over. 5mo
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Awful, this book is just awful. The only reason I finished it is because I wasted an Audible credit on it. Bad writing, boring and over written story, stupid characters, drags on and on, and huge plot holes. It is an insult to call this a rewrite of the Count of Monte Cristo, but if it‘s based on a Disney movie and not the book I guess it makes sense. Stupid girl seeks revenge on a foolish spoiled boy at the behest of a creepy old man. 0/5 stars

iread2much Narration was good, but that‘s the only good thing about this book 5mo
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This is well written which makes it‘s a pick and not a so-so. The author does really interesting work and I wished she had focused on that instead of recapping the work of others. I think this is a good place to start reading about this topic, but I am sad I bought it (I would rather the space on my shelf go to Whistling Vivaldi). 2.5/5 stars. Read to learn about unconscious bias and it‘s affects on people and society.

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The Downstairs Girl | Stacey Lee
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Well written, interesting story, but made me very sad. Jo is struggling to find her place in a world that is dead set on not accepting her, and as she gains knowledge about her past and her family, she has to choose whether to be herself or be what society tells her to be. It‘s hard to read this as a person of mixed Asian descent, but it‘s really well written. 4/5 stars. Read if you like Lisa See but ant more Romance

UwannaPublishme Love your photo! Kiyo looks so huggable. 🤗 6mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme thank you! Kiyo is not a fan of hugs, she is much too dignified, but castle is ok with hugs 🤗 6mo
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I love a good revenge story, but some of the writing in this book is just plain ridiculous. “Subtle like a knife seen under a coat”?! What kind of BS sentence is that?

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This book was not well cited but was mostly a good read. The author went on some long tangents, but I learned a lot and I appreciated learning about knives, stoves, and kitchen design as well as the history of other tools. The photo is some of my favorite kitchen tools. 3/5 stars read if you like to cook, eat, or bake.

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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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I enjoyed this short, but felt that the author blamed the state too much and not individuals for the horrors of this world. A post-apocalyptic USA where gender roles are strictly defined and enforced, Librarians carry approved material between settlements in a dry and war focused world. A young women who feels she is poison to all those around her wants to be a librarian and stows away only to learn that the world is more than she imagined. 3/5 ⭐️

LeahBergen Your book model looks a little sleepy today. 😆 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww too cute 🐶🐾 6mo
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iread2much @LeahBergen she is rather old now, but still my best girl 6mo
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It was fun to read little extras about all the characters and the story of Violet and the first viscount (in the series). It was also really interesting to read the authors comments about how and why she wrote certain things and the reactions that other readers had. 3/5 stars, if you‘re reading the series, I think this is a good read.

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While I was hoping for more WWI, this is really an imaginative epic style fantasy. John is to meet his professor while on leave from the front, but when the professor is brutally murdered the night before he is caught up in a whirlwind of adventure, intrigue, and evil with two other Oxford men. They must protect the map of imaginary lands & maybe bring peace to the kingdoms. 3/4 stars, unique read, great for classic fantasy fans.

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This short book used way too much work from other writers and much of the original data should have been reported via graphs and not written description. An interesting look at various ways that discovery systems in libraries are biased and the programming behind those systems and how the programming is biased. 1.5/5 stars.

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Totally my favorite book in this series. Gregory falls in love with a beautiful woman who is in love with someone else, and when her good friend proves herself the true love, Gregory must try to stop a wedding. Good characters, fun story, and a nice relaxing read. 3.5/5 stars.

Leftcoastzen Wow , looking at the camera for a change! 🐶adorable! 7mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you! She is feeling much better now that she has more pain meds 7mo
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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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❤️ Great narration, an interesting world and great characters. I am going to buy this eventually, it was that good. 5 stars. Raised in a great library and to believe that all sorcery is evil, Elisabeth must work with a sorcerer from one of the darkest families to save the libraries and save the world. Full of dangerous books, libraries with dungeons and lot of complicated politics, the romance is a balanced relationship among the strong plot. 5/5

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An interesting story but not a great history book. Three girls were sent to America to learn to be modern western style women and bring back western ideals of education for women. They return to Japan as young women, where they shape the ideas of Japanese women hood for the wealthy and privileged classes in different ways. Without proper citations I don‘t know how much is fact and how much is author opinion, so only 3 stars.

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iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you 😊 7mo
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This fascinating and depressing book examines the legal, political, and social structures that allow very bad people to steal money from their country, their employees, and all kinds of people, and get away with it. It discusses the history that put these structures into place, the often futile fights to break them, and how new structures are built. 4/5 stars, read this for a depressing and enraging look at the super wealthy.

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Off the Page | Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
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I really wanted to like this book, the story is cute, the world is fun, but it just kept missing. The MC was very whiny and not very patient with her prince, and her best friend totally got the short end of the stick. 2/5 stars. Delilah and Oliver are together in the real world, but things aren‘t as easy or as safe when you can‘t close a book and restart. Big questions are asked, but very few of them are answered.

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This book is a SLOG, but it has many fascinating themes and ideas and I really wish I had a book club to chat all about it. The authors notes at the end was really interesting and I think perhaps an example of self delusion. 3/5 stars, a lot of description, but interesting to read. Scientists are killing themselves, one goes undercover and discovers we aren‘t alone in the universe and the aliens are coming towards earth.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! Start a book club ❤️📚❤️ 8mo
Laughterhp This was a pick last year for the #BBBBC Litsy book club. You can see if the posts are still there and if anyone chatted about it. Just an idea. I couldn‘t get into this one 😬 8mo
iread2much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s on my list! Once things get calmer at work 😄 8mo
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iread2much @Laughterhp I had a hard time with it too! Thanks for the suggestion 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @iread2much yay!! 📚❤️📚 7mo
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Not a bad novel, the last daughter of the Bridgerton family gets married to a man who ends up being a great match for her, just as her mentor Lady Danberry predicted. Not a great novel, it tended to drag a long time with the whole mystery diamonds, but I look forward to the Netflix adaptation.

iread2much @Moonprismpower these are two of my favorite bookmarks. My brother got me one when he went to studio Ghibli in Japan and it‘s got actual film from one of their movies. The other I bought at my first and only Star Trek convention. @catiewithac show me your favorite book marks! 8mo
Moonprismpower Worf! OMG I love Star Strek TNG and VOY. 😍😍😍 8mo
iread2much @Moonprismpower me too! And DS9 8mo
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Moonprismpower I couldn‘t get into DS9 or Discovery or that one with Scott Bakula. But I enjoy The Orville...have you seen that? I think it‘s still on. 8mo
booksellerofyourdiscontent I thought Worf was on the cover of the Bridgerton novel! Had to do a double take! 8mo
iread2much @Moonprismpower I love DS9 but I really didn‘t like Discovery. 😄 8mo
iread2much @booksellerofyourdiscontent that would be a crossover I would totally read! 8mo
UwannaPublishme Worf!😍🙌🏻 Started watching DS9 again. Just started Season 3. Soooo good! 8mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme oh my gosh yes it is! ❤️ 8mo
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Wild Sign | Patricia Briggs
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Please excuse bad photo, I was trying to get both doggies. This was a bit more horror than I like, but lots of interesting developments in the story and the world. A Power is growing again in Nor Cal, and the investigation will force our heroes to relive trauma (I‘m getting irritated with this constantly happening in the series, you can have growth you know) and utilize powers they don‘t normally use. 3/5 stars, i‘m glad Leah gets her story told

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This book was a fun and easy read. Good world building and fun story. Tsumiko inherited a grand estate that included an enslaved fox who has been abused for many generations. He doesn‘t believe her when she says that she will free him and she feels that she needs a purpose. 3/5 stars. Fun read, relaxing and a happy ending for all.

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EVERYONE who is in education should read this, & people who deal with people in healthcare should too. This book was really fascinating, I loved the breakdown of the research & the progression of the authors approach. This book documents the physical and mental work and cost that people who must fight stereotype threat must do. It starts with higher Ed but goes into health, business, k-12 and back to colleges. 5/5 stars, read this!

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Started fine, but then ugh. The MC was unbelievable (a “smart” girl who ❤️ to read & learn except about her new powers? She accepts the rules some guy her dead mother says not to trust told her?). I wanted to give up when it was revealed that demons can get power by masturbating. 1 star only for great narration & well formed sentences. Helen gains super powers to fight demons & must decide to join the Dark Days club or try to live a normal life.

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Very heavy on theory, which I dislike, & a lot of repetitive information. I really appreciate the spotlight it puts on the importance of regulating Google, how important it is to force companies like Google to address the racist & biased structures they work with, and the potential impact (& danger) of all of our online data being archived and available. It highlights the importance of Information Literacy and need for change.
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This is between a pick and a so-so for me. I thought a lot of the book was really interesting and sad, but the author takes a lot of tangents. I think the most impactful part of the book is when the author tries to find the fish in the wild, and even in places where the fish was only recently discovered, it‘s extremely difficult to find and speaks to the devastation that humankind is bringing to the planet and the animals we share it with. 2.5/5

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UwannaPublishme Aww! Castle looks very relaxed. 🐶💕 9mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme he was quite sleepy when I took this 9mo
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Half a Soul | Olivia Atwater
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I ❤️ this! Dora had half her soul taken from her by a fairy and is not able to feel emotions like a normal human. This serves her in good stead during an unusual maybe fake courtship and as she tries to help the most powerful sorcerer in this alternative regency England right some of the awful wrongs in their world. It‘s the passion against that pain for all the wrongs in the world that is wonderful to read and makes me weep &❤️ this 📖 5/5 stars

ScientistSam Sounds fantastic! I think it was already on my TBR but sounds like I should bump it up! 9mo
DanaManiac Yay I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! ☺️ 9mo
iread2much @ScientistSam it was one of the best books I‘ve read in a long time! 9mo
iread2much @DanaManiac yes, sooooo much! Thank you thank you thank you! Without your kind gift I never would have found this wonderful new book and I am so happy 😊 9mo
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This is a fascinating history of Bible translations and while there is a lot I wish the author included, I respect that he followed his introduction and stayed very focused. I do think it would have benefited from more historical context, and I think more detail on modern translations. I enjoy the history and I learned a lot - fun fact a woman didn‘t translate the Bible until the 19th century. 3/5 stars

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Thanks so much for the very kind LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! It was a fun and unexpected surprise!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sorry!! I‘m missing notifications! I‘m happy it made it safely 💞💞💞 9mo
iread2much @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks no worries! Thanks again 😊 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @iread2much you‘re welcome ❤️ 9mo
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I found that this book wasn‘t very well argued and didn‘t really catch my interest and that is sad since the book focused on an interesting topic. The author argues that since freedom of religion is really freedom of thought and practice, American history is a history of faith, but not of any one faith. The book needs in-text citations BADLY. 2/5 stars

Leftcoastzen Wow , not many times do your beautiful doggies look at the camera!🐶 9mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen right?! 😂 that‘s why I didn‘t even try to retake the photo, even though it‘s awful 9mo
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