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Writer✨Librarian✨Spooky✨www.bookpuke.com
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Bailedbailed

I made it 300 pages in and couldn't take it anymore. I couldn't sympathize with any of the characters.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Totally with you. Wish I had bailed instead of slogging through 800 pages of reader-manipulation and repetiton. Ug. 6y
GatheringBooks that's a brilliant face swap. too bad you didn't like it. our book club was sorely divided about this novel. i personally found it riveting but i could understand why other people would bail and just give up entirely. 6y
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Killing and Dying | Adrian Tomine
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This felt like it had a little more resolution than Tomine's previous collections. I really like the subtlety in his stories.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Attempting to tackle this beast. So far, so good

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good luck. 💤 6y
literati Thank you! 😥 6y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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How can something be so fun, yet dark?! This is a graphic novel that confronts that feeling of being something other, of being labeled and misunderstood, all told with cute graphics and spunk.

GatheringBooks one of my favourite reads from last year 6y
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Mercury | Hope Larson
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It was cute! I wanted to know more about the necklace, though...

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Mercury | Hope Larson
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This title page tho.

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Mercury | Hope Larson
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Picked this up on a whim! I judge books by their covers.

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It had its ups and downs, but overall was an interesting read. I found some of the chapters boring and I get the sense that Alex disguises a lot of her conniving as just being a "formless, lost girl." Maybe I'm morbid, but I was disappointed that more page time wasn't dedicated to the corpse guy.

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I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this book. I'm classifying it as a memoir, and Alex and I don't always agree. I don't know if I can trust her. I sympathize with her draw to the liminal, but is that impetuous enough?

Shortstack Is the intent of the book to have an unreliable narrator? Because that can be enjoyable. However, not as much when the intent is to be reliable and they still seem untrustworthy. 6y
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This is one of the best writing books out there. I don't even like Stephen Kings fiction that much and I'm obsessed with this book.

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I'm always comparing everything to House of Leaves.

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This is a great cover.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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One of the scariest books I've ever read.

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You'll be surprised by how funny this still is.

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This is in my top five. That's saying something.

JonathanTurnick Do you have a particular line or passage from the book that you love? 6y
squarepeginroundhole what's ur top five, looking for good stuff to read? 6y
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Bud, Not Buddy | Christopher Paul Curtis
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I was so bored with this in school.

gragunn Boo. This is my FAVORITE BOOK. 5y
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The Voyage of the Frog | Gary Paulsen
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Not my favorite Paulsen book. Stay on dry land, Gary.

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Panpan

Get your Christian iconography out of here. Also I read this in Spanish, which was tedious.

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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I don't think I found this as poignant as I should have, but still an important read.

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Now if only I could tackle Ulysses.

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The Scarlet Letter: a romance | Nathaniel Hawthorne
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One of the foundation stones of my being.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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Unexpectedly good.

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I was forced to read this in college and meet the man and his giant lying head and I hated it.

DivineDiana Oh my! Just starting to read. Why do you say he is a liar? 6y
ScrappyMags @DivineDiana I know it's a bit late but if you Google him you'll see this book was made up, he lied, etc 6y
DivineDiana @scrappymags Thank you for getting back to me! Never too late! I did Google him after your comment. Although I was disappointed, I still felt that he was remarkable and did help many people. He seems to have repented and is continuing to help others. 6y
ScrappyMags @DivineDiana yeah I think the problem is one of credibility when you do that because then you have to question what he IS being truthful about. :( 6y
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2001: A Space Odyssey | Arthur C. Clarke
Mehso-so

Eh...

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The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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It didn't live up to my expectations, but I still enjoyed it.

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1984 | George Orwell
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Ugh this broke my heart. And I liked it.

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Smoke and Mirrors | Neil Gaiman
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I loved this. I should reread it though.

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It | Stephen King
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The ending made me so mad that I left this book on a school bus.

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A Streetcar Named Desire | Tennessee Williams
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Tennessee is the best.

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Another one of my sad girl obsession accessories.

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Mehso-so

I read it for college. I wasn't impressed.

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True North | Kathryn Lasky
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I forced myself to read this as a kid.

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Sorry Obama. You're a decent dude, but this was boring.

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I didn't like it as much as the first one, but can you blame me?

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Mostly Harmless | Douglas Adams
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Mostly wonderful.

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So good. So liberating, in an odd way.

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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
Mehso-so

Too much hype.

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Break the Skin | Lee Martin
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I studied under Martin in college and he was a great teacher, but this novel was not for me.

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The old man and the sea | Ernest Hemingway
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Hemingway was an ass, but he could write.

Jamesmelvinmitchell Haha true that. 6y
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I liked this much better than Break the Skin.

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Possibly the only fiction from King I've liked.

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No. Bad. Even I, at 14, knew this was garbage.

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A Separate Peace | John Knowles
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Lord of the Flies for gents.

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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life | Bryan Lee O'Malley, Nathan Fairbairn
Mehso-so

Maybe I'm just not getting it.

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The Reader | Bernhard Schlink
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Does this review make me insensitive?

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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I'm putting this on my reread list.

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Chronicles | Bob Dylan
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Why won't you spill your soul to me, Bob? Tarantula was more revelatory.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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Not my favorite Caiman, but good.

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This was my favorite in the series.

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Kill me. Just kill me.

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