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librarygoddess619

librarygoddess619

Joined March 2017

Corporate librarian by day, bibliophile 24/7. Fahrenheit 451 --- The Kite Runner --- 1984 --- Americanah --- The Nightingale
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This takes place in the spring but I still enjoyed it as a fall cozy mystery. It's the first book in a series and I plan to read the next one for relaxation.

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I identify with this so much. I always feel on the outside of things.

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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This is a recent purchase from @MystGalaxyBooks . I started it yesterday but am looking forward to drinking my coffee and reading a good chunk of it today! ☕📚💕👍

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Seconds | Bryan Lee O'Malley
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This was a really enjoyable graphic novel by the guy that did the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Uzumaki (Deluxe) | Junji Ito
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If you enjoy horror manga or horror graphic novels, you might want to give this one a try. It's a bit gross and creepy but it's really well written and the art is really good. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Beautiful art in this horror graphic novel by Junji Ito. I can't wait to get into the story on this one! I've heard it's really good.

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I loved this book! If you are in a reading slump and like fantasy, this book will get you out of your slump! Fast-paced and good character development, I highly recommend at ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and 1/2 stars. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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By the same author as "Adulthood is a Myth", this quick read is a refreshing take on a love story. Vampire meets werewolf. Read it to find out the rest! ❤️?❤️ I highly recommend this little gem. So cute! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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Vampire problems.

AkashaVampie Haha 2y
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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This little joke made me LOL 😅

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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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I'm starting this tonight. I hope I enjoy the ride.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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It took me months to read this, not out of disinterest but because it is a painful book to read. Through it's tragedy, there are moments of beauty. The author is so good at character development and making you care about each and every one of them. This book devastated me but it might be the best book I've ever read.
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Beautiful artwork, dark but captivating story. Perfect for October and worth reading. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mehso-so

I was so looking forward to this book coming out but have been left with conflicted feelings. It starts off disjointed and not really making much sense. It seems kind of Frankensteined together. It also lacks the humor of Brosh's first book. I'm not even talking about in the serious parts, I'm talking about the parts that are supposed to be funny. The parts that shine ARE the serious parts. It's where she's the most honest in the book. ⭐⭐⭐1/2

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The artwork in this graphic novel is really cool. The story is very dark and perfect for fall so far. Sorry about the way this looks, I took a picture of my tablet! 😁

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The Kindle version of this graphic novel is on sale today for $1.99. I highly recommend it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Bailedbailed

This was a very different book than I anticipated it to be. It was slow-paced and not scary at all. Gothic? Yes. The audiobook narrator was terrible: her English accent was ridiculously bad and she had an odd cadence. The plot was just too subtle for my liking and it was due back to the library, I DNF at 66%. ⭐⭐

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Bailedbailed

This just felt too icky to read. The writing is really good but I just couldn't hang in there. I made it 30% through before I had to bail. Trigger warning for abuse, incest and, from what I hear, violence.

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Here are the books I got through in August. It's not as impressive as some people in this app but it's good for me. 😁 My favorite book was the Alice Hoffman book, The Rules of Magic. I really liked the characters, they were very likable. 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was really good, too.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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I was really not interested in this book for a long time because it sounded too fantastical even for my bizarre imagination. I had a few days before my next audiobook hold became available and this one was available and a short listen (I think it's 5 1/2 hrs) so I thought, "Why not?" I could always start it and return it early if I hated it. I'm glad I gave it a shot. It was heartwarming and funny and sweet. Well worth the read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I listened to the audiobook version and it was very well done. Hilarious, creepy, nostalgic for the 80s and strangely reminded me of my childhood best friend.
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AkashaVampie Good to know. I have the audio of this but haven't started it yet. 2y
librarygoddess619 @AkashaVampie yeah I thought it was really enjoyable, I hope you like it! 2y
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook and found the jumping back and forth between the past and present confusing, especially because the narrator was the same. My other complaint is that there are a lot of characters to keep track of and I got confused between them in the end. One last complaint: the pace... slow pace throughout. Not terrible writing, but not my favorite book either. I'd give this ⭐⭐⭐1/2

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As a WW member, I approve of this message. 😂😂😂

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This was an at times funny, at times painful to read, but always a touching memoir of a daughter watching the downhill decline of both of her parents. Very well done, I highly recommend.
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The Rosie Project | Simsion, Graeme
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I'm reading this book for my book club and enjoying it so far. I expected it to just be fluffy but it actually has some surprising dimension. Other than reading this book, I'm doing nothing all day and enjoying it!

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Ugh. I want the hours it took to read this book back! I don't see what the hype about it is all about. It's gimmicky and I didn't give a hoot about any of the characters. I'm so mad I read this whole book instead of putting it down halfway through.

LoveToReadLiveToRead Yeah, I‘m with you. I‘d been recommended by someone who had said it was one of the beat books they‘d read but it just didn‘t do it for me at all. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
librarygoddess619 @LoveToReadLiveToRead I just don't see it. I guess everyone has different tastes though! 2y
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Action-packed and thought-provoking, I enjoyed this one!
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I joined a book club and am insecure about my ability to analyze fiction, so before I try to do it on the book club pick, I'm practicing on my current read, The Passengers. My method is to summarize each chapter as I go along on my tablet. I'll also make any additional notes. It takes a lot of time to do this, but I think I'll retain much more of the text this way. By the way, I'm enjoying this book. It's an easy read, just what I need now!

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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A nice cool day, listening to an audiobook with my husband. This is one of my favorites. Can't wait to listen to the second one. It was supposed to rain, so I'm making homemade ramen soup, my favorite on this kind of day.

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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I don't know what my problem is, I must be going through an audiobook slump: I've borrowed and returned (unfinished) 4 audiobooks yesterday alone! I'm able to sit down and read actual books, but for some reason my usual go-to format is not holding my attention right now. Oh, and here's a cute picture of my pug. That is all!

Prairiegirl_reading I‘ve been in the same boat lately. I thought maybe I just needed a break from some of the heavy topics I‘d been listening to so I listened to a middle grade novel and I really wasn‘t impressed by that. I‘m just listening to podcasts until I find something that grabs me. 3y
librarygoddess619 @Prairiegirl_reading that's exactly what I am doing! I hope it works for both of us! 3y
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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I don't usually read romances, but this one caught my attention. I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was fun, entertaining, funny, and lighthearted... just what I needed to relieve some stress. This would make a great vacation read, or anytime you just want to escape for a bit! 😁
#romance #humor

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A moving story of a family's immigration to America from Vietnam during the Vietnam war era. I heard the author speak about this graphic novel several years ago at Comic-Con International and have been wanting to read it ever since. This was a library read.

Leftcoastzen I was so moved by this book. 3y
librarygoddess619 @Leftcoastzen me, too. I was surprised by it's power, considering it's format. I guess I shouldn't be... there are a lot of moving graphic novels, but wow this was a good one! 😁 3y
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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I'm so excited! I just got back from the grand re-opening of Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego's best independent bookstore. They are at a new location in the Rosecrans area. I bought this book, the second in the Arc of the Scythe series. I can't wait to start it! I also snagged this cool pin, When in Doubt, Go to the Library.
#independentbookstores #mysteriousgalaxy

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Mehso-so

Pros: fast-paced, interesting plot, set in NYC which is always interesting (to me!)
Cons: there are several plot holes, the writing isn't that great

⭐⭐⭐ out of 5 stars

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I've heard this is heart 💔. I just started it and am really looking forward to the pain lol! Here we go!!!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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My IRL book club pick for October is Stephen King's "The Institute". Looking forward to it after not enjoying last month's pick ("The Castle" by Kafka). ?

eunoxia How was it? 3y
librarygoddess619 @eunoxia it was pretty good. I ended up listening to the audiobook instead of reading the whole thing but liked it. 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This is a sci-fi book for those readers that may have never read a sci-fi novel. It's as accessible as a sci-fi theme gets, peppered with elements of mystery thrown in.

I was into this audiobook from the first chapter. It got my pulse raising and kept my interest throughout. The narrator does an excellent job with all types of voices and has appropriate pace for the story.

I give this audiobook ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I'm loving this book about anxiety so far. I really identify with it. This panel sums up my first experience with first experience with IRL book club. I just joined a new one, I'm hoping my anxiety doesn't do the same thing to me and ruin it for me ☹️. #anxiety #socialanxiety #anxietysucks

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I had heard a lot of good things about this book, but put it on my TBR pile for a long time. I finally gave it a chance and was sorry it took so long to get to. The story was really enjoyable, the plot was fast-paced, and I really liked the main character, she has spunk. I'm really looking forward to the next audiobook. The narration on this one was good.

MrBook Nice review! 3y
librarygoddess619 @MrBook Thank you, sir! 😁 3y
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I thought I'd show you guys some eye candy. This is my Kindle cover. I got it on Etsy. It's made from a discarded book from the 1700s called "An Enchanted Fate: Antique Fairy Tales" by Charles Perrault. I just love this cover, it really inspires me to read more! ♥️

Eggs Gorgeous 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
librarygoddess619 @Eggs The inside is just as nice, it has a fantastic quote by Walt Disney! ♥️ 3y
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Continuing the magic theme. 😁 Is it a sign I want to be able to escape something? 😂🤣😂 Only the heat, friends. So far, it's my cup of tea. 👏👏👏

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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This was an interesting audiobook. I am not normally intrigued by detective stories, but because this is set in a school for magic, I was in. I'm glad I gave it a shot. It was a quick listen because of the pace of the story.

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Slogging through this one. Almost done...the audiobook version. It's a commitment, not sure it's worth it. It's just so long and slow in parts.

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I've been interested in Buddhist thinking for a while now. I picked this journal up because it looked interesting. It's got a lot of thought-provoking prompts. I'll write a review after a few weeks of use.

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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This has potential but was just about 400 pages too long. I couldn't finish it. I don't mind long books, but this one was taking too long to get to the meat of the story. The writing isn't horrible, just drawn out.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Heartbreaking, beautiful, but a little slow towards the end. Worth reading for sure.

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Multi-generational tale of a Korean family living in Japan. Complicated family relationships. Really good. I recommend.

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Bailedbailed

Girl, let's be honest. This book was terrible. I don't know how it got such good reviews on Amazon, I found it to be lacking in substance and preachy. The author has to constantly remind you that she is a good Christian girl and it gets old real quick. I couldn't get past the sixth chapter and frankly, I'm surprised I made it that far. I'm glad I borrowed this from the library instead of wasted my money on it. I learned nothing.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I really enjoyed the story and the characters. This is a very character-driven book. That's not to say that the plot is weak, it is not. It's just that Ward is masterful at writing intriguing characters. I highly recommend this book in audiobook format, which is the version I experienced.

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Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook version of this. It's worth listening to/reading but the author goes off on unrelated tangents that might be helpful to some people but I found it annoying. The advice on motivation was solid and can be applied in many situations.