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khooliha

khooliha

Joined September 2016

Gonna get crushed by a tbr pile. They/Them
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Sourdough by Robin Sloan
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Loved the concept, wish it went somewhere with it. Still, I had a good time! Just not a great one.

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An off brand Garfield bong exists every so briefly in Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI. #justthefacts

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Read this while doing laundry this morning, always happy to revisit this series.

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The Return | Rachel Harrison
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I love horror, but I rarely find things creepy. This book? Creepy!

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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett
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I will praise this very cute A'Tuin though
#OokBOokClub

Soubhiville I love it! 2w
khooliha @Soubhiville It's a real dust jacket treat! 2w
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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett
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I have been 100 pages into this book for 2 months and I can't bring myself to go back to it. Something about the writing! My brain can't take it! #OokBOokClub

julesG I can relate, I powered through because it's the last Discworld novel. 2w
khooliha @julesG I was hoping it would click with me in a way it didn't when I first read it, but no dice. 2w
julesG Shame! But they can't all be winners. Will you be doing the rest of the buddyread with us? 2w
khooliha @julesG I will for the last 2 books I own, his nonfiction collection and The Shepherd's Crown. I haven't read The Shepards's Crown before and I'm looking forward to doing it for the first time with everybody! 2w
julesG I'm also looking forward to Shepherd's Crown. It will be my first read, too. And then I'm looking forward to the biography to round up the whole book club. 2w
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I just love to think about and read about movies! Very thoughtful essay collection.

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This book sort of snuck up on me? Like, it was fine at first and then it didn't really change in any way but it got me. Not unlike the romance in it, I suppose!

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Short and decidedly not sweet, I enjoyed this series of Very Unfortunate Christmases.

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The Two Doctors Grski | Isaac Fellman
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Gonna have to reread this one some other fall.

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The Two Doctors Grski | Isaac Fellman

I was hesitant to start this one because I had, uh, a bad time in grad school, but I'm enjoying it so far. The bad time is different enough to not set off my decade old stress signals.

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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett
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I think this paragraph is a good example of the problem I am once again having with this book - I feel like it's constantly skipping over dialog or happenings with the narrative just saying "Moist did this." Why not just write this dialog?
#OokBOokClub

khooliha Turns out it's probably good that I started this book a month early - I really cannot take more than a couple pages of it at a time. 2mo
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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett

I have just realized I am reading this too early! Because the Long Blank books are so forgettable that my brain elided over them! Whoops!
#OokBOokClub

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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett

I am trying to put my finger on what doesn't feel right about this (because it didn't feel right the first time and it doesn't feel right now) and: maybe it's the very long speeches people are giving uninterrupted?
(Moist also hasn't been in it much, for a Moist book, but that's more disappointing than anything.)
#OokBOokClub

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Raising Steam | Terry Pratchett

Starting this book for #OokBOokClub and I am reminded: I don't much care about trains. It was one of my problems the first time around!

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi

Starting this book for my horror book club and I cannot tell you the dread I'm feeling, not because it is scary, but because I remember how Boy, Snow, Bird ended and I'm worried about this book doing something similar.

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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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My second favorite of this trilogy! A very good time.

khooliha Never gonna say no to a plotline that ends in a guy deciding to be an interesting character actor! 3mo
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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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Shout out to my chaotic boy Alex - love ya, Alex!

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Ship Wrecked | Olivia Dade
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Got my pre-order bonus cover and I Love It

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Mehso-so

You ever see a book spend 80% of its page count undermining its own message?

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Daughters Unto Devils | Amy Lukavics
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1) the tagged book, plus comic anthology The Sleep of Reason. Last movie that did it (and had me locking my interior doors!) was the original Black Christmas.
2) Oh gosh, I read a lot of genre, so there's so many! But also my brain is insisting that I've never read a book in my life. Let's say the season appropriate Food Fright, a goofy little novella.
3) Any color I wear any other time of year!
#wondrouswednesday

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Inside Out | Darklit Press, Lor Gislason
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One of the grossest possible pandemic books

Soubhiville Ew, that cover is pretty gross too. 3mo
khooliha @Soubhiville It's a very honest cover! 3mo
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Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror | Lincoln Michel, Nadxieli Nieto

Me not finding these stories scary is not a big deal (I love horror but l don't often find it scary), but some of these so far, I'm not even sure how they are intending to be scary. Interesting choices!

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An interesting read because Sir Terry certainly reused ideas - a lot of the non Discworld stuff eventually found its way there. Still, enjoyable! Fav non Discworld story is the Christmas horror one.
#OokBOokClub

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Gotta say, the note in front of Theater of Cruelty is right: it IS a lot easier to understand I you know about Punch and Judy (knowledge I lacked when I first read this as a child).

Also, very funny that it took books and books for Vimes to see Death (and then he doubts the reality of the moment), but Carrot is out here interviewing him ASAP.
#OokBOokClub

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Waif | Samantha Kolesnik
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Could have used more cohesion! I think that's the best word for what I want...

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Taking small breaks in my spooky season reading to try and catch up with the #OokBOokClub and the thing that caught me this morning: he made up an episode of Star Trek???

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall
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Johnathan, YOU IDIOT
A veeeeeery slow burn, and it was lacking in the knife sentences I associate with Greenhall, but I liked this.

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall
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WOW it took a long time for the term Childgrave to show up! But once it did it took mere pages to get there! #whiplash

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Childgrave | Ken Greenhall

I was going to say that Jonathan is the most relatable freak Greenhall has written yet (for what that's worth), but then he said that capybaras are unattractive. Wrong, Johnathan!

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A great set of essays!

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Just the most recent time I have cried reading this book

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Fictional true crime is okay by me!

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Read this for horror book club, a special one where we're doing a combo meeting with the crime book club. This is way more a book for them than for us, but it was fine. You want some noir? This book's got it!

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Whisper Down the Lane: A Novel | Clay McLeod Chapman
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Me: see, book, here's a less repetitive way to explore the idea of cyclical happenings!
The Book: no one remembers the format or content of your review for The Remaking, this is a joke for no one
Me: :(

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Cam and Pal, Cam and Pal, these are most of my feelings

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir

I have been so tired the last couple of nights and this hardcover is in the size class where I don't want to read it while laying down. My reading life, it is hard :(

khooliha I read it anyway, didn't drop it on my face, but I cannot stay up to finish it 5mo
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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons
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2022 is a hell of a time to read this book! Hello you middle class Georgia people, with your multiple homes and your seemingly infinite vacations, and your evil house next door. Rooted in 70s norms, this book needs you to extend it some grace. Still, sometimes a book is a series of unfortunate events and I liked it!

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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons

After hearing good things about this book for half of forever I'm finally getting to it! So far this house kills animals and makes you gay, so a mixed bag!

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one because first I found it boring and then, when we got to the cross dressing portion, it became so galling cis-centric that I could not go on.

khooliha Every trans person gets to have their own feelings about cross dressing in fiction, and I can be positive on it, but my positivity comes from stories that make space for the expansion of possibility (on the gender or sexuality spectrum, or obviously on both) and not when it becomes this weird cage, where changing clothes ONLY reinforces your """"proper""" gender. 5mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Enjoyable enough, but single POV romances are just starting on the back foot, for me! Get me in that other brain!

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Bump in the Night | Meredith Spies
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Low pick. This book is a bit unclear sometimes, but it gave me the thing I wanted, which was a skeptic seeing a ghost.

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Bump in the Night | Meredith Spies
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Can't believe I bailed on one book about arsenic poisoning only to stumble into another book about arsenic poisoning.

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The Savage Instinct | Marjorie DeLuca
Bailedbailed

Didn't take this book on my weekend trip, and when I got back to it the main emotion I felt was "tired", so I think that's a bail!

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Fury | Laurann Dohner
Bailedbailed

Profoundly unpleasant!

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Fury | Laurann Dohner

I'm reading this book for a podcast and these cat and dog people are like "nope, we're not kinky at all, that's human shit" and I am agog. This book is Weird

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The Savage Instinct | Marjorie DeLuca

I wish this book that I'm guessing is about a lady learning to do a murder was moving a touch faster.

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Convulsive | Joe Koch
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Do the stories always make sense? No! Are they mostly good anyway? Yep!

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Between Two Fires | Christopher Buehlman
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Never going to love an ideology where anger is only the domain of devils, but I enjoyed quite of bit of this medieval horror road trip.

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