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Nitpickyabouttrains

Nitpickyabouttrains

Joined September 2016

"Every heart is made of stories"
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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This graphic novel was soooo cute. A great story. Great setting. All the fall feels.

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Nonfiction about the mosquito, how it can spread disease, and how it has altered the course of human history.

keithmalek I just finished reading a book that you might like called "Bitten" by Kris Newby. It's about how lyme disease was created as a biological weapon. 18h
Nitpickyabouttrains @keithmalek ohhh that does sound good. Thanks for the rec! 18h
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A child in India during wwii and then grown up. He learns new things about his mother and what happened when he was a kid.

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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love | Anna-Marie McLemore, Sangu Mandanna, Phoebe North, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco, Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, Sandhya Menon, Karuna Riazi, S. K. Ali, Jay Coles, Rebecca Roanhorse, Sara Farzian
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Short stories by different authors all set in the same world, in the same neighborhood of a city. I didn‘t really get into the world, how it all ties together. It felt loose and a little sloppy, trying to tie it all together.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book was amazing. Wow. Timelines and alternative histories. Great characters. I loved this one. Crouch rocks at sci-fi.

Butterflyamore I‘m reading it now while thinking, “This book is amazing.” It‘s like you read my thoughts. 😂 3d
Nitpickyabouttrains @Butterflyamore I could not put it down 3d
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A ya graphic novel about a boy who makes friends with a dinosaur. No one in his group believes it‘s real, and when they do they react in fear.

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I love books about three sisters. And also historical fiction. And also books about witches. So this was right up my alley. I also love how much the name of the author sounds like a witch name too.

NAM99 That author‘s name sounds like a deliberate pseudonym 3d
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I have been reading this book in fits and starts literally since the day after it came out. I love pierce brown, but he writes a dense book. This was was huge, with wall to wall action and fighting. It took me a while to get back into the universe, characters, and action. But once I did I was all in.

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A Jewish refugee in Shanghai during wwii. An interesting look at a part of the war that is not usually focused on. Plus the normal historical fiction sort of drama.

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Super cute graphic novel. A little bit of a horror element. Suee starts a new school. Her shadow starts talking to her, while the shadows of other kids disappear.

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Nina finds out she has family she never knew about. She tries to get out more and meet people. She has always been shy and feels much more comfortable with books.

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In the lead up to the wedding of the oldest sibling, a family deals with many issues. The town, the family, guest, and even the house, all go wrong as they are wont to do.

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I love Ben folds. I went into this book excited. And it was totally worth it. I did it as an audiobook and Ben reads and also plays piano and even sings sometimes.

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Cheshire Crossing | Andy Weir
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I loved this graphic novel. Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy can all travel to other worlds. But their world thinks they are crazy. What happens when they meet.

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The Last Year of the War | Susan Meissner
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A girl of Japanese decent and a girl of German decent meet in a us internment camp. They both get repatriated.

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Historical fiction. A woman finds out her grandfather left her property she didn‘t know he owned. She and her brother go to visit it and while there she learns about her past.

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Non fiction about a bootlegger, his wife, corruption, and murder. I didn‘t already know the facts of this very old case, so I enjoyed being surprised by what happened.

Mdargusch I tried to start this the other day and I couldn't get into it. Did you find it dry? 2w
Nitpickyabouttrains @Mdargusch it did take me a while to get into. Mostly because there is so much scene setting and background. I did it as an audiobook and I think that helped. 2w
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I loved this mystery. I am all in on Laura Lippman.

Hazel0303 Totally agree. This was so good. 2w
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Backstagers Vol. 3 | James Tynion IV, Sam Johns
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Super cute! This was a collection of holiday stories and shorts related to the main story. Charming as ever.

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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I went into this book thinking it was a romance with a character on the spectrum. But at some point it turned into something else, bigger. More of a historical fiction of the early 2000s? I ended up liking it a lot.

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This one was a bit of a struggle for me. The story of Edward Gorey. It went into depth on a lot of his work, which was cool. And speculated a lot about his sexuality and how that effected his life and art.

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A family suffers a tragedy and the ripples are felt decades later. The kids grow up and apart. Their parents make choices they don‘t understand. But eventually they all have to deal with their issues.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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George Takei‘s story. His family was in a Japanese internment camp during wwii.

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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I really loved this spy story. Interesting how the info was given out.

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Fat Girl on a Plane | Kelly Devos
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I think I was expecting more of a romance or a few good story. But this was still interesting. How a woman navigated the world, before and after she lost weight, and how it reacted to her.

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Tiny Pretty Things | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
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A great ya. Ballet school and the beautiful and cruel kids who are fighting for a chance to shine. Sort of like center stage meets gossip girl.

Megabooks This was such a fun book! 3w
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The Farm | Joanne Ramos
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When people are desperate for money, they will do almost anything. Somehow a story about privilege, power, and money, as well as immigration and desperation. So human.

Cinfhen I really liked this book but the ending was disappointing 3w
8little_paws This is my book club choice for October 3w
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Nickel Boys | Colson Whitehead
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I feel like this book is going to be on a lot of best of lists this year. A part of history I had not known about - reformatory schools for kids in the south.

Cinfhen Own it but need to read it!!! 3w
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I had such a good time at #nationalbookfest today. Saw Ann M Martin, José Andres, and Victoria Schwab. Also the Librarian of Congress.

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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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This is so charming

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Hereville: How Mirka Caught a Fish | Barry Deutsch, Hansen Literary Agency
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I read another hereville story a while ago and liked it, so it was cool to come back to the world. I love the magic and the rules of the world. It‘s also cool to see a graphic novel set in an orthodox Jewish world, which I feel like is under represented in a lot of media.

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This is a review for a graphic novel called First Law of Mad Science, which I could not find on the app. I picked it up months ago at #awesomecondc and just got around to it. I liked the main idea, the science, and the plot. But the characters never really came alive for me.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I loved the tone of this book. It was light and witty and direct. A fun historical fiction. The narrative device, of Vivian writing to the child of someone she once knew, didn‘t totally work for me. But I loved the story she told.

Jensol77 I agree. To the point I‘m at, it could just be left out and the story would stop flow 2w
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Crosswind Volume 1 | Gail Simone
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I really liked this one. Two people switch bodies and lives. One is a hit man and the other a housewife. They each change the others lives.

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Bury the Lede | Gaby Dunn
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It took me a little while to get into this mystery, but I ended up liking it. A little noir.

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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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Cute look at raven and the start of the teen titans.

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A quick read, cute but not great. Johnnys sidekick is pretty cute though.

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This graphic novel was aimed at a juvenile audience. Good if you are into burp jokes.

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I am logging books for the #dclibrary summer reading challenge and realized I have read 86 books this summer. In an attempt to get to 100 before August is over, I am reading as many graphic novels as I can this week. This one was cute but not great.

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I just finished this nonfiction book about Paris during wwii. During the introduction, the author makes a point of saying he is not a historian, rather a storyteller. That comes through in the accounts. It reads like it was written by someone who loves Paris, who wants to think the best of it and it‘s people. It‘s always interesting to think about how just because something is nonfiction doesn‘t mean it‘s totally true.

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A look at a culture I am not familiar with. A gay woman and man marry to be accepted by their parents and community. Still, they face pressure and questions. The woman deals with the woman she loves getting married.

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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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I really enjoyed this historical fiction. Davis has a talent for creating a world that feels real.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This was the cutest romance. I recommended it to a ton of people. The son of the president of the USA falls in love with a prince of England. Super quick and easy read. Fun the whole way through.

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A woman inherits her fathers book shop after he passes. She learns about the regulars, her father‘s past, and herself. Also, as the title suggests, people fall in love.

Pruzy If this was nonfiction I‘d find it more compelling to pick up 1mo
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Non fiction about the history of people. It focused on different things at different times. Some of it worked for me more then others.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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A romance about a neurodiverse man and an immigrant woman. The man‘s mother brings the woman into the country so they can date. There are of course misunderstandings and lack of communication leading up muck ups.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Fiction based on a real event. A group of women in a closed community must decide what to do in the wake of terrible crime. Interesting, thought provoking, and tough. I was thinking about this book long after I finished.

Cinfhen Loved this one!!! Short but powerful 1mo
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The Beholder | Anna Bright
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I definitely chose this book because of the cover. Then I was pleased to see a ton of DC area references (apparently the author lives in the DMV). But I never totally got into the book.

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Nocturna | Maya Motayne
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I was really excited for this ya, but I really struggled through it. It took me a while to get into it. I liked the magic, but the plot never totally worked for me.

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Wwii novel about a pigeon service. Not what I was expecting. Cool characters who are nuanced and not perfect. I read a lot of historical fiction in wwii and i learned something in this one, which is fun.

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