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mkritchey

mkritchey

Joined March 2017

Avid reader. Book hoarder. Science geek. Animal lover.
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Prey | Michael Crichton
Bailedbailed

Was not compelled by the story whatsoever and ended up abandoning the book near the end. I got so tired of it I didn‘t even care what happened. 🤷‍♀️

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11.22.63 | Stephen King
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I feel like I say this all the time but oh my gosh the narration is great! I just got done with the scene when George/Jake does the lindy hop dance with his coworker at the dance. So well written and performed that I was grinning like an idiot while I was driving and listening this morning! Such a fun little excerpt!

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An Introduction to Biostatistics: Third Edition | Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell
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'Twas an excellent textbook. Only a few chapters were less than ideally thorough.

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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So disturbing...but so fascinating. And exquisite narration!

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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I finished my annual reading challenge!...with a zombie book... 🙄

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First King of Shannara | Terry Brooks
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I feel like I started at the wrong part of this series. I never felt fully pulled in to the world and I ended up remaining an arm's distance from it all. This might be because of where I started but I definitely felt like I was missing vital lore and background information. Maybe starting somewhere else would have prevented that.

TK-421 On the Terry Brooks website, I think there's a recommended reading order for new readers. If memory serves, it's recommended to start with the Sword of Shannara instead of this prequel. 2y
mkritchey @TK-421 I have the page bookmarked for reference now ✌️ 2y
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An Introduction to Biostatistics: Third Edition | Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell
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That last final exam study push! Yuh! 🙌👩‍🔬

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I'm WAY ahead of the game this year. I usually get in between 28 and 35 books a year including textbooks. School keeps me busy and I'm not an especially fast reader. 🤷‍♀️ So I was worried about hitting my annual challenge goal this year and I'm honestly a bit impressed with myself. I have always added 2 books to my challenge each year. I may have to add 10 to next year!!

DefLeppard Love Christopher Paolini. 😊 3y
mkritchey @Tamora1979 He's an old favorite of mine. 😊 3y
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"We'll treat this like a clinic problem. I'll let you work on it for a bit before I go over it." Which translates to...Imma read but you guys do you. I'm too tired for this today.

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One of my FAVORITE scenes in Eragon.

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I'm squandering my break between class and work to read. Love it.

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Finishing the audiobook before class and keep telling myself, "don't cry, you'll ruin your makeup before you even get to your first class"

OnceUponaFaerieBook I feel you 😭 it was perfect, but at the same time I feel so sad for everything ❤ 3y
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An Introduction to Biostatistics: Third Edition | Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell
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One of my favorite things about work is that they let me work on my homework and make use of my giant workspace. ✌️P.S. the bookstand came from Staples for $4

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An Introduction to Biostatistics: Third Edition | Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell
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A different kind of productivity today. This textbook is really well written. That's soooooo refreshing.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Audiobooks make me more productive! Even if it is in terms of coloring lol

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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After rereading two of my favorites, I've confirmed the Goodreads reading challenge is accepting rereads as part of the count!! So I have no qualms over re-listening to The Mistborn Trilogy during my 2 hour break between class and work while coloring and sipping on coffee. It's been a hard morning of work, I assure you 😉 #adulting

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An Introduction to Biostatistics: Third Edition | Thomas Glover, Kevin Mitchell
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My vacation is over and I'm back at school and work...except school...I slept right through my 8AM class this morning. I'm so disappointed in myself! At least it was only the syllabus overview and the first half of champter one... I can manage that part myself. Thankfully, I work on campus in my department and have a lot of downtime to study! 📚👩‍🔬

EricQiao I miss school life! 3y
mkritchey @EricQiao you can always go back! That's one of awesome things about it, there's always more to learn if you can handle the crippling debt! ☠️☠️☠️ 3y
EricQiao I'd love to go back...as a teacher. 😝@mkritchey 3y
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mkritchey @EricQiao never too late! 3y
EricQiao @mkritchey In my case it oughta be never too early! 😅 3y
mkritchey @EricQiao I don't think timeline matters much as long as you do what makes you happy. 😋 unless you opt for 8AM classes! That's a very different discussion! 3y
EricQiao @mkritchey Ah yes, the road to ultimate happiness is paved with 8AM classes... 3y
mkritchey @EricQiao disagree! 🙅 3y
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My favorite thing about our car is that I can play stuff through the radio off of my phone. It makes driving so much more calm when I'm listening to a book. Thank the stars for Audible!

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Already done with Fear Nothing and on to the sequel, Seize the Night. These are two of my all time favorite books! I'm so glad Goodreads counts rereads in the reading challenge now!

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Fear Nothing | Dean Ray Koontz
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One of my all time favorite books. One of my all time favorite audiobooks by one of my all time favorite narrators and voice actors. THIS is how I'd rather beat a book slump. 😊 I listen to Fear Nothing and Seize the Night at least once a year. Not on purpose, just out of desire. 😍 #favorite #deankoontz #fearnothing #audible

Bklover I loved this one! 3y
mkritchey @Bklover have you read the sequel?? 3y
Bklover You know, I'm not sure I have. It's been a long time so I'll check it out- thank you! 3y
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mkritchey @Bklover omg definitely do!! It's CRAZY 3y
ClareBear73 Love this and the sequel 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 me too!! 😍📚✌️ my father introduced them to me when I was really young, like 7 or 8, and they've stuck with me since 3y
ClareBear73 You are making me want to re-read these now. But there is so much on my TBR pile 😩 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 You can get side tracked for a little while! 😈 They're great stories and relatively short books. *bad influence* 3y
mkritchey I have 2 massive bookcases worth of stuff I need to read too, but if I'm craving a reread I don't stand in the way of it. :) 3y
ClareBear73 Good advice. I might re-read once I finish my current read. 3y
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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I'm about *this* close to passing...despite how close I am to finishing it. 😒

ClareBear73 😞 so close, but then you could be reading something you love instead. 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 yeah, this is why I started up the audiobook for Fear Nothing. I'm really going to try to finish this book and won't post about it until I do. I feel like 95% of my posts for it have been complaining and I feel guilty lol 3y
ClareBear73 😂 3y
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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I feel like the only reason I'm going to finish this book is because I'm almost done with it. It started off interesting but I've been getting more and more disenfranchised as I go. It's gotten to the point where I haven't made progress in weeks and am trying to convince myself to read it. Unless there's a big surprise in the last 100 pages, I think this'll be a pass for me. 🤷‍♀️

Megabooks I didn't like this one either. Forgettable. 3y
ClareBear73 😕 I just bought one of his, I've never read his before. I hope it's not a reject too 3y
mkritchey @Booksandcooks it started so good too. :/ the thermite picked it up a bit but i doubt that'll do anything for long 3y
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mkritchey @ClareBear73 this is my first book by this author. Even if this book is a dud, I won't hold it against him. It takes several books for me to drop an author onto my never-reading-again list 3y
ClareBear73 I guess anyone can turn out a dud. 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 I learned that lesson with one of my favorite authors. I've read around 30 of his books and loved his stuff and always just bought them on sight. But I got one that was complete crap. I was disappointed. Not in Koontz because I still love his work but that particular one was shockingly off-brand for him 3y
Megabooks Try Timeline! Or State of Fear! Those are my favorites by him. (edited) 3y
mkritchey @Booksandcooks oh! I'll add them to my list! 3y
ClareBear73 @mkritchey That's interesting, he is one of my favourites too which book did you hate? 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 there was a cool middle section that was spooky but the ending was...odd and didn't make sense and almost like it was trying too hard to be a "feel good" lesson. I was NOT fond of it overall. But there was some creepy parts that were awesome and well written that I felt were wasted on the story 3y
ClareBear73 @mkritchey it's been a long time since I read that one so I don't remember it super well but I know it wasn't one of my favs. I was a bit disappointed in the ending of Ashley Bell, have you read that one? 3y
mkritchey It's the one where the main character gets a heart transplant. Ashley Bell? No, I haven't read that one. 3y
ClareBear73 @mkritchey yes I do remember that one being a bit odd. 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 yeah, I remember alternating between being really intrigued and being really disinterested. It's the only Koontz book I've ever sold to a used book store :/ lol then again, I bought it from one originally haha 3y
ClareBear73 Lol. I can't bring myself to do that, even if I didn't like it. Got to have the full set. 3y
mkritchey @ClareBear73 I'm of the mindset that if I sell back a book I didn't like, someone else will have the opportunity to like it and I have more book space to get something else! 3y
ClareBear73 @mkritchey that is a very good point, always need more room. 3y
mkritchey 📚📚📚😍✌️ 3y
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I LOVE book mail!! Thank you @EricQiao for the book! I'm very excited to read The Only Girl in China and review it for you! 💙✌️😁

EricQiao I'm just as excited! 🤗 3y
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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I KNEW there was a reason I didn't like that guy!! And also, I've been reading this book for foreverrrrrr. I hate when school gets in the way 😒

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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By The Light Of The Moon was the last book that I read where I DESPISED the characters and what they do this much. But... I ended up loving them just before the second half started and things got whacky! However...I'm over halfway done with Prey and I'm just getting fussy about everything. People are dumb. Lesson learned. Ready to be done with this one. Unimpressed.

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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If you're on #Goodreads add me! I love having fellow readers on Litsy and Goodreads to interact with! If you feel so inclined, here's my link :) https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/34143918-mary-kate-ritchey Hope to see you there!

maich I added you😍 3y
mkritchey @maich and I added you! 👍 3y
maich @mkritchey Yay👍😘 3y
Velvetsun Added. 😁 3y
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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My semester is over! SO GUESS WHAT I'M DOING THE REST OF THE DAY??? #excited #readingmarathon #donotdisturb

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Brock Biology of Microorganisms | Michael T Madigan, John M Martinko, David A Stahl, David P Clark
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Does it count as reading if it's your own writing? 😔 Slaving over my notes for my final on Monday. 👩‍🎓 #study #school #microbiology #science

Megabooks I'm always so impressed by people with neat notes! 3y
mkritchey @Booksandcooks this semester was my first foray into neat notes! It just takes so much time...I've been behind all semester 😅 3y
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Analytical Chemistry, 7th Edition: Seventh Edition | Gary D. Christian, Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta, Kevin Schug
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I'm not actually reading my textbook right now. I'm reading an article I'm trying to use as a reference in my paper. FIVE more days in the semester and then I can start reading fun stuff again!!! #almostthere #school #finals #science

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Dear bookstores,

If you can't use stickers that don't tear when you try to remove them, don't use stickers!!!

Sincerely, a fussy reader 😡

#bookstore #barnesandnoble #bookstagram #book #stickers #reader #readerlife

ericarobynreads Oh my gosh, seriously! That drives me crazy!!! 3y
mkritchey @ericarobynreads I got the rest of the sticker off without a problem but I always have a minor panick attack lol 3y
Sydsavvy I got mine off but now it's all sticky! 😑 3y
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mkritchey @Sydsavvy I HATE when that happens!! Have you tried using a hair drier on the residue? Sometimes I do that on stubborn stickers that only want to come off in little pieces. It's loosens the adhesive from the book or dust jacket and can make the stickers easier to remove! 3y
Sydsavvy No but I'm going to have to because it's problem! Thanks for the tip 😊 3y
mkritchey @Sydsavvy oh! I forgot to say: if it's just the residue that won't come off, sometimes sticking a bit of paper on it before blowing it dry with hot air helps it peel off! 3y
Sydsavvy Ok that's sounds like it will work! 3y
mkritchey @Sydsavvy 😍📚✌️ 3y
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Mistborn Trilogy | Brandon Sanderson
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A friend was sick yesterday and couldn't come hang out with the group so I picked her up something at Barnes and Noble. I LOVE gifting my favorite books to my favorite people!

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Prey | Michael Crichton

I'm reading for the first time in WEEKS! The semesfednis finally coming to a close and I can breathe a little...and read a lot!!! Went to Barnes and Noble today and picked up a few things for myself and the Mistborn Trilogy for a friend who couldn't make it. I'm so excited for her to read them! I'll show what I got for my shelves tomorrow. :)

ericarobynreads LOVE that book! 3y
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Analytical Chemistry, 7th Edition: Seventh Edition | Gary D. Christian, Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta, Kevin Schug
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The only reading I've done in weeks. 😔 I think I'm gonna try to find some recreational reading time tomorrow. At least I'm mastering gas chromatography... Yes...there's nail polish and Taco Bell packets on my desk too... #collegelife

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Prey | Michael Crichton

I haven't made any progress on my book so I haven't posted in weeks. 😔 I've had so many large projects and exams in school that I haven't been able to read recreationally at all. Don't you hate when that happens? Times like this is when I get the most stressed. I need time to read to be happy. 💔 #readinghiatus

monogamist_reader I felt like that during the last two weeks. Three papers to submit, no time to read... :( 3y
mkritchey Same. :( papers. Group assignments. A few presentations. It's that time of the semester. 3y
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Brock Biology of Microorganisms | Michael T Madigan, John M Martinko, David A Stahl, David P Clark
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Kiki is not amused by my studies. 😼 #catsoflitsy #study #microbiology

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Analytical Chemistry, 7th Edition: Seventh Edition | Gary D. Christian, Purnendu (Sandy) Dasgupta, Kevin Schug
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Last minute homework woop woop! 🤦‍♀️📖

maich Good luck😍 I'm a chemical engineer and I'm working in analitical laboratry. 😊💉📚 3y
mkritchey @maich I'm working on my degree in biochemistry. Instrumental analysis is keeping me on my toes! 3y
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Principles of Instrumental Analysis | Douglas A Skoog, F James Holler, Stanley R Crouch
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New instrumentation cycle, new reading. I rented my textbook from Amazon, which is normally awesome quality, but I am positively boggled by how a book can be pristine on the inside and the cover is beat to sh!t. #science #chemistry #studentlife

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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As a biochemistry major, this molecular sequencing assembly line is amazing. You put those methyl groups on, alright! #science #chemistry #scifi

ericarobynreads My all time favorite author!! ❤️❤️ Prey was the first of his books that I read. Now I have a whole shelf dedicated to him 😁 3y
mkritchey I haven't read much Crichton but I have a lot of his novels to work though! 3y
Chemisecure My favorite Crichton book. Too bad his grasp on #chemistry is subpar. 3y
mkritchey @Chemisecure this is my first book of his, I'm enjoying it despite the science holes! 3y
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This isn't the sort of reading I had in mind!! 🙅

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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I wanted to get in bed and read for a bit... but like Spooky, Sebastian, and Cinder, I too, am too tired to read. 😭 Long days at school and studying REALLY bother me when I'm working on a physical or e-book. I get sooooo much more read when I use audiobooks. 📖 #catsoflitsy

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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School really gets in the way of my reading. 😒

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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One of my reading buddies is not amused by the late night reading lamp shenanigans. Sebastian just wants some sleep. 🖤😻💤

DebinHawaii Look at that face!! 🐱❤️ 3y
mkritchey @DebinHawaii Oh, I know!! Isn't he precious?! Lol he's our newest addition 3y
maricruz1385 I would love a cat but my husband doesn't like them 😑 3y
mkritchey @maricruz1385 maybe you guys just need to find the right kitty :) 3y
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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What bookmark is everyone currently using? #bookmarks

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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My Friday chill is a book, my kitties, and my bed. #fridayreads #prey #michaelcrichton #scifi

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Prey | Michael Crichton
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I love science fiction novels based on REAL LIFE SCIENCE!!! An introduction cited with references is a GREAT start!!! #scifi #Prey #MichaelCrichton

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
mkritchey Thanks @DebinHawaii !! I'm enjoying it so far! 3y
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