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nadine_swartz

nadine_swartz

Joined October 2016

Smart, sarcastic, feminist, tho I do occasionally like chick lit.
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Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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A gorgeous fall day (for Savannah) to start a new book!

Jaimelire I can‘t wait to read this one. Enjoy. 3mo
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Cassie Binegar | Patricia MacLachlan
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So excited to start this stack!

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Such a good choice for #eshaverbookseller classics book club, Tequila Mockingbird !

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Describing the 2025 elections and I'm like, too true 😵😱

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Did some serious damage to this Nutella latte before I start this new book from The Otto Bookstore!

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My favorite bookstore, E. Shaver Booksellers, started a new book club, Tequila Mockingbird, where we discuss classic works of literature and enjoy the 🍸 named after said work. It's my new fave.

marleed That‘s great! 6mo
DGRachel Fun!!!! 6mo
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After reading "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest," I needed to decompress!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Moving from the Troubles in Ireland to a not-so-far future dystopia.

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Milkman | Anna Burns
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An INTENSE read/listen, but very well narrated.

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I am sick, so it's time for a trashy romance!

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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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I love how Cather always creates complex female characters.

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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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What can I say? I love a giveaway, and here @LazyDays is organizing one! #listylove2019

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A Lost Lady | Willa Cather
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A do love hand written notes in my used books, especially when the penmanship is this nice!

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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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I wasn't sure if I was going to like this one - it started out as a seeming combo of "High Fidelity" and "Serendipity", but, around chapter 16, it started to pick up. #audiobook

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The Remains of the Day | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I HATED this book in college, but a reread gives me a new perspective. I can't say I love it, but I do admire Ishiguro's character and narrative development. I still have major qualms about the butler's views, ideas, etc, but he is a complex character, and that I appreciate.

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Totally bailed on this audio book.

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Half way thru, and still not convinced?

Reviewsbylola I bailed. 😖 13mo
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Girls and Boys | Dennis Kelly
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Haunting. A great performance. I promise I'm not exclusively listening to audio books.

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Dragon Rider | Cornelia Funke
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Loving this audio adaption! Brenden Fraser is a wonderful narrator and a talented voice performer. I'm really enjoying it!

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Just finished this audio book today and will definitely need to revisit it!

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Excited to start this for a book club. May be the first "self-help" book I've read?

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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A gripping book that made me feel all the feels! The characters grew and developed over the course of the narrative; I found it intriguing that a few of them didn't become better people, despite this growth- it kept them complex and realistic. Kayla is definitely the unsung character!

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I really enjoyed this memoire, especially as narrated by Noah; he has a voice for everyone! And that last chapter... Not only is it an unbelievable true story, but it's a testament to Noah's storytelling skills. I went from crying to laughing in just minutes.

TheBookAddict One of my favorite audiobooks!!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve listened twice, and I‘m sure it won‘t be the last time! 1y
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I always pick the most un-beach beach reads!

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Sweet and sad, but, for all the room surrounding the family, things rather work out.

N.B.: a closer edit would've cut down on the repetition of certain details.

rather_be_reading you should join my #HocusPocusSwap 🎃 1y
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Still listening to Roxanne Gay, but I had a mini road trip recently that needed a bit more flare!

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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It's been a hell of a couple of days in the States, so I'm arming up. #feminist #feministlit #feminisms #radicalfeminism #intersectionality

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Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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Halfway through the book, the pace and cohesion really dropped off. I skimmed the rest of the book and find myself being disappointed with the conclusion. The final chapter read especially disappointing.

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If I weren't on a 13+ hour road trip, I'd have ditched this audio book a while ago. I was hoping for a Diane Harkness or Alice Hoffman vibe, but alas. Despite the content, I'm enjoying the narrator's performance; it makes for good company.

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Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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What is this fuckery?! Hello, female essentialism. How this novel ends up becoming a trope-reliant coming-of-age narrative while heavily commenting on the Bosnian War astounds me. Like a couple of Goodreads reviewers, I think I'll be skimming the rest of this one.

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Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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While I have more than a issues with this novel, she hits the nail right on the head here. #believewomen

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Le Divorce | Diane Johnson
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One beach read down, and on to the next!

KateFulfordAuthor If you run out...?! If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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Binge reading a series I haven't touched on a decade. Way campier than I remembered and total brain candy reading!

Augustdana Oh man, I definitely read these twice I enjoyed them so much. Never happened before or since. Did you watch the show too? 2y
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Perfect beach read!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Those books are bibliocrack!! I was hooked until book 10 or 11, then things seemed to change. 2y
nadine_swartz @JanuarieTimewalker13 they are totally brain candy! I haven't read them in at least a decade, and I turn through the first three in just a few days. Perfect beach reads! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I read them in winter. It was fun to get the Southern vibe. 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Magical realism that re-centers the stereotypical refugee narrative. The author's reading of his work is lovely. Highly recommend!

Schlinkles I loved this book, I read it in one sitting and then was mad at myself for not savoring it. So beautifully written! 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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I *just* hit the sci-fi section of this novel! I'm really enjoying heading Hamid read his own work.

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Dust Tracks on a Road | Zora Neale Hurston
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This book mysteriously appeared last December. No one in my family owns it, nor did they bring it as a gift. A beautiful work of prose that you see in her fiction.

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A great read! Spoiler: the monsters are people.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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I don't have an image for this review because I left it at my sister's- on purpose! I had just finished the novel on the flight up for the weekend and talked it up so much that she asked to borrow it. The narration is lush and the characters layered. A beautiful, if tear-jerking, read.

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This book is so beautiful that I'm sending my copy to my sister with a childhood memory as an inscription.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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Starting a new #eshaverbookseller bookclub selection in their lovely tea shop.

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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I can see why this is a seminal work for early sci-fi, but I bailed near the end. All the main characters are slightly different versions of two archetypes (smart science guy, limited vision guy). But more importantly, THERE ARE NO WOMEN. Why create an entire universe and only mention women in passing twice as wives?

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I finished this right before the new year. I was so impressed that I put down the book with 40 pages to go and never picked it up again.

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Archie, Volume 2 | Mark Waid
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Veronica Fish's artwork alone makes it worth the read!

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Archie, Volume 2 | Mark Waid
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Back to important things!

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Mehso-so

Exactly what the (negative) reviews on Goodreads promised. Some interesting things to learn, but really repetitive.

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Great, fun, fast read. The ending felt rushed, but I'm really excited for the sequel!

I felt this image really connected with the novel! Credit: https://blatterbury.deviantart.com/art/Black-Witch-and-White-Witch-340463859

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So excited to start this book, especially after @SassenachTheBookWizard reviewed it. AND it's for E. Shaver Booksellers' YA book club.

SassenachTheBookWizard Oh I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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It's 11 p.m. I'm on page 247/337, and I'm bailing. Scanning ahead, there's nothing that will save this book for me. Ove is a douche and pretty sexist, and I just can't muster up any sympathy for him.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Barreled through the first 120 pages yesterday, and I'm still not sure if I like it.