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knp4597

Joined September 2016

Human being, southern woman (Who Dat/RTR ⚜️🐘🏈) CA transplant ☀️, RN healing 💔one day at a time. Goodreads: Kris Pennington LibraryThing: knp4597
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1. Y‘all
2. Three
3. Nook app, Kindle app, Goodreads, Litsy, Overdrive, iBooks, Audible, LibraryThing, Axis360, BookBub
4. Usually working
5. 🤔

#FriYayIntro @jesshowbooks

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Can‘t help but love that it was a NURSE who had it all figured out decades before anyone else 👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn

Initially picked this up in anticipation of the forthcoming HBO miniseries, but I just can‘t get invested in yet another of Flynn‘s oh-so-beautiful but oh-so-damaged women 👱‍♀️👩👧

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The King of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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Huh. Sensing a pattern . . 🗡⚔️🗡⚔️

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Why on earth does this description sound so familiar?!?! 🤔

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Best definition I‘ve ever seen 😂😂😂

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I was expecting something nauseating a lá Nicholas Sparks however this historical fiction is the perfect mix of heartache and happiness (minus excess syrupy sweetness) to make it a really great read.

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“I wonder if the best thing any of us can hope for in life is a soft place to land.”

😭❣️😭

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Bailedbailed

I just can't. I hate books where female characters are portrayed as idiots. Louisa is SO fucking useless, requires constant reassuring by Nathan, is tethered to her dumb jock boyfriend Patrick who makes her feel inadequate and so therefore is obviously set up to be rescued by the seemingly unattainable Will.

This is nothing but another Fifty Shades or Twilight. Another DNF for me.

Vomit.

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Can‘t figure out why this book is so popular. I already want to strangle “Lou”, she‘s so dang annoying. 🤮

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Mehso-so

I. Am. So. Confused. 😕

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An unsentimental beacon 💡

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Already in love with this book 🌿💉🌲🔬🌳🌡🌱⚗️🍃

#growtowardsthelight

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Song of a Captive Bird | Jasmin Darznik
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Pickpick

MUST READ!!!! 🗣♥️😱

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Which March sister from Little Women are you? 💁‍♀️📖 #quiz #JoMarch #BookRiot

https://bookriot.com/?p=157334

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The Secret Adversary | Agatha Christie
Mehso-so

Eh, I prefer Poirot. And each time Christie described Tuppence as a “terrier” it rubbed me the wrong way.

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
Mehso-so

Meh, too teenage angst-y for me. The last 40% was so melodramatic it made me nauseous.

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The God Delusion | Richard Dawkins
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I'm not sure why, but Dawkins decided in this audio version to utilize two different narrators. He would read a passage and then a female voice would break in with something akin to a snide remark or sarcastic aside. Very distracting from the subject matter.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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What children‘s book character are you? I got Wilber 🐽 #quiz #bookriot #somepig

https://bookriot.com/?p=156130

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A Kingdom's Cost | J. Tomlin
Pickpick

This book desperately needed a proper editor. The mountain of grammatical errors and too-similar character names was very distracting from an otherwise entertaining story.

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Mehso-so

I think I waited too long between reading this and it‘s prequel The Passage. I was lost from the beginning; couldn‘t keep up with the timeline, the multiple characters, and their not-so-interconnected storylines.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer

“Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of the sinner . . .🍎“

Haven‘t made up my mind yet about this book. Kind of creepy, like a feeling that there‘s something not quite right but you‘re not sure what.

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Mehso-so

Anyone who's ever read Tolkien will find this one difficult to digest, as it is unabashedly derivative. I hear the series improves on originality hereafter so I'm willing to give it one more try before I completely abandon the story.

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#happyplace 🍷📖

DebBates101 It looks like ur about to pour wine over the book 5y
knp4597 And just like that, I feel like I‘m on Facebook 🙉 5y
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readherwriteher @knp4597 I‘ve never read any Martin. I want to read the books before I watch the show. My friends all love GoT. 😊 5y
knp4597 @readherwriteher Martin is a master at political intrigue and character development. Think low fantasy combined with medieval literature.

I‘ve read all the ASoIaF books and watch the series. Both are very good :)
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readherwriteher @knp4597 so A Song of Ice and Fire is the name of the series GoT is based off of? How many books are there? 5y
knp4597 @readherwriteher Yes, HBO named their series after the title of first book for some reason. There are five published and two more promised (supposedly). Fans have been antsy b/c the gaps between books have gotten longer and longer. Last time Martin published was 2011 😳 5y
readherwriteher @knp4597 wow, that‘s a long wait. 🤨 I think I‘ll hold out on starting them until the series is complete. 5y
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Panpan

Can't tell if I didn't like the book or just the family. Larry is a dick who treats his mother (and everyone around him) with utter disdain. Gerry is a completely undisciplined little twat who - with total disregard for his family's comfort or safety - treats his home like a zoo (yes, I know he later opens one). Didn't find this story hilarious/heartwarming like other reviewers, just noticed that the mother let her kids run roughshod all over her.

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Mehso-so

Another satisfying addition to the #Poldark soap opera, however was performed by one of those male narrators (Oliver J. Hembrough) who reads female characters as breathy, nasal, whiney, or just in a horrible high falsetto. So tired of hearing this in my audiobooks 🤦‍♀️

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What Remains True | Janis Thomas
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I typically enjoy books with multiple POVs, however when one of those is the family dog's . . . I just can't take the story seriously. I also think (especially after reading this book) that if you are not an experienced children's book author, you probably should not attempt to write from the perspective of a five- or ten-year-old. Unfortunately for Ms. Thomas the end result here was contrived and a bit condescending.

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What Remains True | Janis Thomas
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Probably the #Poldark saga by Winston Graham. Read 7 of the 12 books with no signs of stopping :)

Couldn‘t even get through first Twilight book 🤮 #garbage

Odd question. Shelve if it belongs to me, though always happy to lend. Borrow a lot from local library so does that count as “passing along”?

Exclusively offline. Again - local library. Can‘t even imagine concept of an online book club. How do you interact - discuss??

#weekendchat @CSeydel

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The Twelve | Justin Cronin
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Must. . . go. . . to. . . sleep. . . 📖📖📖

BookaholicNatty This is my life story lol eyes hurt sooo bad but just keep going lol 5y
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Huh. Maybe I need to slow down, then. Comprehension was fine on this quiz but often I need to reread a passage a few times to get the gist 🤔

https://m.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/technology-research-centers/ereaders/spe...

@Chelleo #quiz #readingspeed

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After reading this amazing, terrifying book I became interested in the story behind it and came across this great article by the author in the NYT. Worth a read 📰: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9500E7DB1338F93AA2575AC0A9629C8B6...

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Either

HARRY POTTER! (Mortal Instruments = 🤮)

BOOKMARK (dog-ear = how dare you)

Salty

IDK; my speed is about 55-60pph?

#thisorthat @readherwriteher

Chelleo There‘s a quiz that rates your reading speed. I‘ll post the link if I can find it. 😊 5y
knp4597 @Chelleo thanks!! 5y
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It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.
- J. K. Rowling

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1. Commuting (40-60 min drive to work each way depending on traffic) or doing chores.

2. Library primarily (support your local library!), Audible as a last resort.

3. Sped up! Usually 1.75

4. I like Mark Bramhall - I listened to his narration of The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin. On the flip side, Sheila Mitchell is awful. So raspy I can‘t listen to her at all.

5. What an odd question. Who has a favorite book? I ❤️ THEM ALL.
#audiobookinquiry

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😳🤔 Not sure how I feel about this . . . I‘m a little emotionally overwhelmed 🤨. https://www.buzzfeed.com/rinri/if-you-were-a-book-what-genre-would-you-be-3c8kx?...

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This narrator is ruining it for me. Sounds like a 2 ppd smoker, and her voice flys all over the vocal range, squeaking in the highs and then dropping so low I can barely understand her 🙉

ReadingOver50 The last few audio books I picked up I DNF any of them because the narrator irritated me. 5y
knp4597 I‘m trying so hard to plug through it, this has been on my TBR list for awhile! But I don‘t know if I can take another 20 hours of her voice . . . 5y
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Primal Deception | Robin Mahle
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Protagonist pretty much spends the entire book whining and lamenting the fact that she basically abandoned her kids after her husband is killed choosing instead to launch an illegal manhunt for those responsible. But doesn‘t change her behavior which of course puts everyone she loves and cares about in mortal danger. Sorry excuse for a mother and a human.

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Not super thrilled that the author reduced what should have been a competent law officer 👮‍♀️ to a complete brainless bimbo/damsel in distress.
Also find it amusing that Reacher is described as being huge and at least six feet tall, however is portrayed by Tom Cruise in the films 🤔

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Just got my Literary Box 📦 from PageHabit and found this surprise gem in it!! Been on my TBR forever 🤗

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
Mehso-so

Don‘t get why Dark Tower is such a highly acclaimed series. 🤷‍♀️

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Book of Longing | Leonard Cohen
Bailedbailed

Couldn‘t do it. Gave it 50 pages. Poetry isn‘t my thing. Don‘t have time to waste on something I don‘t enjoy.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Appalled by the religious overtones and that Meg is such a whiny brat with daddy issues who can‘t seem to do much else besides look for a male authority figure to hold her hand.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle

“We were sent here for a something. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.”
WHAT the EFF. Am I the only adult re-reading beloved children‘s books and realizing I was being brainwashed? C.S. Lewis, Lois Lowry, and now L‘Engle - were they all bible-bangers?! Ugh.

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Ender's Game (Revised) | Orson Scott Card
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When you stay up late reading 📖 , sleep through your alarm, and miss kickoff for the Saints/Vikings game 😱

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The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
Mehso-so

Although a part of me really liked this book, another part was appalled by the abuse, lechery, and hapless adults the Baudelaire children were subjected to. 🙈🙉🙊

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Panpan

What a nauseating collection of grammar-massacring, hallmark card rejects. Do not waste your time with this drivel.

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Panpan

I‘ll never get why some books are so hyped. I did actually finish this one, more than I can say for other YA novels (looking at you, Stephenie Meyer). Not sure if what ruined this one was the horribly “acted” characters by the audiobook narrator (just READ the book, stop interjecting imagined accents!!) or the ridiculous plot and writing. All I can think is that these narrators are failed actors and this is their only creative outlet.