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kiminreverse

kiminreverse

Joined October 2016

Lover of non-fiction, dogs, and coffee. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4667439
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Parnassus On Wheels by Christopher Morley
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The Almost Sisters: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Jackson is one of my favorite authors for when I don't want to work for my reading but I still want a story that's very well-done. She's also one of the on my novelists who should read their own work. She does a great job! #audiobook

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This book got very mixed reviews, but I loved it. It's a very personal memoir and not necessarily a deep dive into the culture, but I learned some things and definitely appreciated her perspective. #audiobook #nonfiction

Maria514626 Very different perspective. I loved this one, too! 2y
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I loooved almost all of this collection of dystopian stories about a near future that's easy to imagine from where we are. I didn't actually know what this was about but grabbed the audio at almost random.

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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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This book is doing so well commercially right now! She really isn't afraid to dig deep into her life and talk about her struggles and mistakes. I recommend the audio on this one. Hearing her narration brings the book to life since it's written in her natural speak g style. #audiobook #nonfiction #readingblackout

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This is a man who gets intersectionality. I listen to his podcast occasionally but I had no idea he's also done TV shows and stand-up! I really liked this one. #audiobook #nonfiction #readingblackout

Scfreads His show on CNN “United Shades of America” is really good 2y
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Samantha Irby is a hot mess in the best way, and the stories in this book are so good and often hilarious. #audiobook #nonfiction

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Albert Einstein is why we need feminism. This inspired by a true story novel is well-written and well-narrated. And Benedict's new book is at the library waiting for me to pick it up! #audiobook

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The funniest book about deadly disease that you will ever read. #audiobook #nonfiction

Suet624 Sounds great. 2y
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I like wine but I'm not a hardcore wino. This book and its peek into the inside of the sommelier industry is fascinating! I also learned a lot about wine types along the way. There are interesting "characters", there's humor, there's some pretty sentiments, and there's a ton of information. Great narration on the audio too. I gave it five stars. #audiobooks #nonfiction

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I'm in a bit of a reading slump. I'm going to start this and we'll see if it sticks or if I switch books or end up watching Dark Mirror. #unreadshelfproject2018

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The Children Act | Ian McEwan
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I am LOVING this. Such exacting prose. The main character is a judge, and the scenes of courtroom proceedings are so detailed and feel so real. Otherwise the plot is simple but the emotions are so palpable. I've only read one other book by McEwan but I have a feeling this won't be my last. #unreadshelfproject2018

Sweettartlaura He‘s fantastic. Sorely under-rated/unknown here in the States, for sure. I have yet to be disappointed with him, & I‘ve read close to a dozen. 2y
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This might be my new favorite page in any book.

sprainedbrain I love that book! ❤️ 2y
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It's a laying on the couch with an electric blanket and a book kind of evening. Tomorrow we're supposed to get freezing rain, so I'm trying to figure out how to tell my farther away dogwalking clients that i'd rather not crash my car so that their dog can have an extra, not really necessary, potty break.

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I really liked this initially but I have eight hours left on the audio and I'm finding it slow going. I'm much more interested in the Avery sections than the children sections. I wonder if this is just because j don't like kids much. Books about children or siblings of any age rarely are loves for me. Do you have categories like that?

BookNAround I need to pick this one up as it‘s the pick for the new book club by me. 2y
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The correct answer is that dogs are individuals and should be judged as such, but mostly Pit Bulls are sweet. Ask my Professional Couch Dog.

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This was cute and fun. I loved the peek inside librarianship and added a few books to my TBR. It definitely seemed like the publisher told Annie she needed more content and it resulted in several different types of book within one.

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I listen to/read a lot of these psychology-type books, but this one is exceptional! It's really well researched and full of super fascinating facts. Warning: A fair amount of the content comes from research based on racist Google searches or on porn website searches. Definitely don't listen with your grandma or your kids. #audiobooks

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Standard Deviation | Katherine Heiny
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I had to get a root canal this afternoon, and my life has been insane lately given my sidejob as a dogsitter, so I took the rest of the day off and I'm spending it with books. This one is so funny and astute!

VeganCleopatra Adorable dog! 2y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Other than celeb-type memoirs, I'm rarely fond of authors reading their own work. I pretty much immediately return any novel read by the author because I always hate their voice and pacing. But Marzano-Lesnevich? I would listen to her read anything! She somehow manages to sound peppy and interesting while telling a story that's morose and full of legal details, and the book is fascinating!

#audiobooks #nonfiction

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Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat | Patricia Williams, Jeannine Amber
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When you were in school, did you feel impatient while listening to kids real aloud who were slower readers? You'll need to speed this one WAY up. I love a good underdog story though and this one delivers in that way. #audiobooks

UrsulaMonarch Just starting this audiobook- at 1.5x! 2y
kiminreverse @Lkelly Just wait for the story from the time she worked in, I think, a fast food restaurant. It's near the end, but it is the best. 2y
UrsulaMonarch @kiminreverse 👍will look forward to it! Thanks! 😊 2y
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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"If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love."

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The language is beautiful, but also.. holy description. If you cut one purely descriptive sentence from each paragraph, you could shave 50+ pages off this book. Turtle is an interesting character but not an entirely believable one, and the narrative pacing here feels more like several smaller stories strung together. Overall I liked this and think the author has real promise, but not to the degree of the hype.

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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I had had started this on paper and couldn't get into it, but a few months later I revisited it on audio and really really liked it. I think this may be a book where a good narrator really helps bring it to life. #audiobooks

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Saturday plans. I'm dogsitting again this weekend and they have the perfect deck to read on while the dog chews his bone nearby.

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Fall Is for Friends | Suzy Spafford
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🍂Both! Apple if I must choose.
🍂Cozy! I like a good thriller but horror isn't my thing.
🍂Hayride
🍂Apple cider!
🍂Pumpkin patch
🍂Bonfires are so cozy!
🍂I am SO not into the sportsball.

#falltimefavorites @Tiffy_Reads

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The writing here is excellent, and the story itself is good. This one is a little more domestic noir than whodunit, but the details are so psychological and twisty. #audiobooks

MidnightBookGirl Love this twisted, twisted series! 2y
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First time ever! I'm going to be reading the rest to check this iconic series off my list.

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Dear Mr. You | Mary-Louise Parker
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Some parts were strong and some seemed like a bit of filler, but I enjoyed this quick read.

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This book is fascinating! The section about what happens to bodies in plane crashes and how cadavers are used for safety testing in cars was super interesting. Did you know male and female hearts beat slightly differently and continue to beat according to the sex of their original body even when transplanted into the opposite sex? #audiobooks

JanuarieTimewalker13 Wow!!! The heartbeat tidbit is super interesting!! Thank you! 2y
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Currently reading.

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My favorite thing about this was how the narrator has a perfect voice for every person, from elderly African American former butlers to Nancy Reagan and Bill Clinton. The book itself is good too! She crafts a strong narrative from numerous interviews, and the peek behind the scenes is so fun. #audiobooks

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I had never heard of this book but the cover caught my eye when I was searching the library catalog for an audiobook without a waitlist. I'm happy to report that it's seriously funny and quite interesting! I suspect it may seem a little "trying too hard" on paper, but the audio narration is pitch perfect. #audiobooks

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I'm entirely unfamiliar with Wizenberg, but I thought this book with its details of opening a restaurant was pretty interesting. Her voice is clear and it has good drive, although I got bored for a bit in the middle. Too much restaurant, not enough marriage. 🌟🌟🌟 #audiobooks

BookNAround I love her on the Spilled Milk podcast. I really should read one of her books sometime. 😂 2y
kiminreverse @BookNAround I haven't heard her podcast, but I'd definitely read another book by her. 2y
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Dogsitting this guy, and I finished up Surpassing Certainty. Maybe my expectations were too high, but I thought her first memoir was so well done and this one was just ..fine. Her experiences don't create a compelling narrative and the writing seems a bit choppy. 😕

Notafraidofwords Oh no. I'm listening to her first one on Audio. 2y
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The hold label tape ripped the cover! I'm dogsitting for the day and have been in the mood for fun novels lately, so I'm curling up with this one.

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Did you know that youre 5x more likely to kill yourself than to be killed by someone else? Or that the number of Americans killed by terrorists in the last 50 years is dwarfed by the number killed by food allergies? This book is *fascinating* if you're like me and love understanding how and why people do what they do.

valeriegeary Yes please! Want! 2y
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I'm dogsitting this weekend, and grabbed this book to read from the bookshelves full of good books in the home.

Cinfhen That's such an awesome cover & title 💕💕 2y
Megabooks That's a really good book! 2y
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Flat-Out Sexy | Erin McCarthy
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I'm definitely not a romance reader and would NEVER pick this up on my own, but I decided to try it after it was talked about on a Book Riot podcast. The sex and romance are believable enough and it's a cute story. I feel like the cover image doesn't represent it well though.

kiminreverse @Jbakesmcgee3 Yes! I'm so sorry, i'm the worst! I haaaaad to open it first thing yesterday and loved it but didn't have time to take a photo as I was running out of the house for a bananas day. Thank you so much! Post coming this morning. 2y
Jbakesmcgee3 @kiminreverse no worries! I'm just glad it got there! 😊 2y
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He Said / She Said | Erin Kelly
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I went camping this weekend with two friends. We did lots of hiking to a waterfall, made vegetarian burgers and breakfast egg sandwiches over the campfire, and went whitewater rafting on the Youghiogheny River. And I read the first hundred pages of this.

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I hadnt heard of this book until I was looking at past Bernstein award winners/nominees. This is basically a more journalistic Full Body Burden, about cancer in an area where a chemical company operated and dumped hazardous wastes. Despite being over 500 pages/17 hours on a dry subject, it's pretty interesting!

#audiobook #nonfiction

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This was a good short intro to the subject. Some parts were less interesting or less accessible than others. It was only a three hour #audiobook, so totally worth it.

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I liked this more than I expected! Books about books arent my thing. Paul clearly knows the value of a strong edit.

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Single, Carefree, Mellow | Katherine Heiny
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I'm not a short story person, but have started reading and appreciating story collections within the past year. This is my new second favorite! The title story, which is about a dog and a relationship, may have been my favorite, but almost every one hits the mark. It was a great audiobook. Next up I plan to read #amanualforcleaningwomen.

#shortstories #audiobooks

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I fangirl out on really nerdy, technical animal behavior stuff, so Tricia McConnell isn't unusual pleasure reading for me. She's a great writer and storyteller, and her newest book is about traumas in her own life and the struggles of her dog, Willy. It's not as fluffy and feel good as many dog books, but if you're interested in behavior it's definitely accessible to the average reader. I listened to it in a day!

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I think of Gamache as a guilty pleasure read, but this wasn't my favorite so far. I can tell Penny's writing skills are getting stronger and I'm happy to be making progress on the series though!

Cals90 This one wasn't my favorite either, but I loved the next one! In my opinion it's where her writing takes off:). (edited) 2y
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I'm not usually one for family stories, but I adored this novel about June and her sister Grace after the AIDS-related death of her beloved uncle Finn. Such well drawn characters. I'm a low emoter and I almost cried!

Megabooks I did cry! 2y
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This book is fun for the insider info, but it's really not well-written.

BookishMarginalia I think it would be better in audiobook. 2y
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I was desperately in need of shelf space, so I took a big tote of books into my favorite local bookstore. I left with these three plus a $23 store credit to use later. I am still desperately in need of shelf space.

lynneamch Top and bottom are two of my favs. Hope you enjoy. 2y
Suet624 I ageee with @lynneamch. Great books. 2y
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Shrill is a raw, uncompromising take on the ways women, particularly fat women, are just trying to live in a world that hates them. I wasn't interested in this book when it came out and I assumed it to be funny, but I'm SO glad I listened to it. She's smart and astute and not afraid to risk being vulnerable or "unlikable".
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#audiobook #memoir

Suet624 I agree 100% with everything you just said. 2y
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The Book of Joan: A Novel | Lidia Yuknavitch
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I listened to one hour out of seven, and this just isn't for me. I'm still not remotely sure what it's about, and there's so much bizarre sex and language. I'm NOT conservative, so I could see this not working for a lot of people.