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queenofthecouch

queenofthecouch

Joined May 2016

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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
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Dodgers by Bill Beverly
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Phoning Home: Essays by Jacob M. Appel
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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
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I've heard good things about this one!

charl08 I'm enjoying his new one, want to get to this one soon. 6y
queenofthecouch What is his new one about? @charl08 6y
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Just started it... Already loving it.

courtney My book club at work had such a lively discussion about this one! 6y
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Happy 65th to one of my favorites!

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Goldfinch | Donna Tartt
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Readaholics Loved this book! 6y
Ange44 Love, love, love! One of my favourites! 6y
MrBook Best audiobook. Just wonderful. 6y
LiterRohde I know this is about The Goldfinch, but isn‘t Camus just the best?! 5y
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The Broom of the System: A Novel | David Foster Wallace
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I'm a sucker for an artsy cover.

BookishFeminist All of the Penguin Ink editions are gorgeous 6y
JPeterson There needs to be a way to but just prints of cover art to hang on the walls. (Is there, and I'm just completely unaware). 6y
OffTheBeatenShelf.com That is a gorgeous cover! 6y
MrBook Nice cover! 6y
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Mary Roach: Queen of footnotes.*

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hike.read.repeat 😂💯 6y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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All the stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ So amazingly written.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Murphy is feeling a little neglected, but I can't bring myself to put this book down!!!

NatalieR Murphy is so cute! 🐾 7y
queenofthecouch Thank you! ☺️ @NatalieR 7y
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Books and wine are all that matters. I loved this short story collection!

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A History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present | William Johnson, Mark Rice, Therese Mulligan, Carla Williams, David Wooters
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So much coolness.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I've stocked up on tissues and convinced myself I'm ready... 😬

GuiltyFeat However much you think you're ready, you're not ready. 7y
queenofthecouch That's what I've been hearing 😰 @GuiltyFeat Still worth it though? 7y
Ange44 This book made me ugly cry so hard. I loved it, though. 7y
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BooksForYears I read it a year ago, and haven't stopped thinking about it since. 7y
GuiltyFeat @queenofthecouch definitely worth it. It's pornographically miserable, but it's also shot through with beauty, compassion and love. I think it's a wonderful book. 7y
Kbanski ❤️ 7y
kenhahn It was brilliant, I couldn't put it down. Still thinking about it. 7y
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I really enjoyed Kephart's voice in this novel. She had some really beautiful sentences that were borderline poetic. I did feel like there were some deeper themes that I wish she would have explored a bit more, but all in all I truly enjoyed this book. I would definitely recommend it!

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Devyn This is the next book my book club is reading, I'm so excited to read it! 7y
queenofthecouch It's so good @devynhinchee !!! I wish I could go back and read it again for the first time. If you like it you should read "Everything Is Illuminated" 7y
Devyn Ohh, I'll add that one to the list because I'm sure I'm gonna love it. Thanks! 7y
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There's something so exciting about starting a book you know absolutely nothing about. 🤓

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I went into this collection really wanting to love it. Although the majority of the stories weren't really in my wheelhouse, the ones I liked have really stuck with me. I'm definitely eager to find out what Miéville can do with a full novel. Any suggestions on which of his I should try next?

Spiderfelt That would depend on which stories you enjoyed. His style varies so much. I started with City & The City and then moved on to his more 'weird' fiction. 6y
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"What is a fur trapper?" Murphy asked concernedly.

BooksForYears I made the same face a few times when reading that book. 7y
queenofthecouch 😂 totally me too @BooksForYears 7y
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The Daria Database | Peggy Nicoll
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Relationship goals... Also, more quick-witted, bookish, female role models would be nice. 📖💃🏻📖

Yossarian Except for the boots on the bedspread. 7y
Megabooks Where's my Tom?? Lol. I'm having trouble finding a boyfriend who accepts my bookish lifestyle. 7y
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queenofthecouch Idk if you have an Instagram, but there's an account dedicated to hot dudes reading 😏 just sayin. @Ebooksandcooks 7y
Timshel We already have that 7y
queenofthecouch That's why I love you @Timshel ❤️ 7y
queenofthecouch You had me at "books" @Timshel 7y
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I Am No One | Patrick Flanery
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This book thematically and stylistically made me think of Kafka's "The Trial". It was a little slow to start for me, but the last quarter of it was really captivating. Definitely makes you think about the meaning and importance of privacy, and how easily it can be compromised.

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The nature of social interaction today, the way we are so exposed to the possibilities and variations of life, has the effect of making our own existence seem so much more finite.

NewWorldLibrary This is so true. It can all feel so overwhelming! All we can do is strive to be as authentic as we can, when we do have the time to interact and connect in various social worlds. 7y
jeff Amazing quote. 7y
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K is for Kate who was struck by an axe.
❤️💀❤️

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Lawson's hilariously edgy with just the right amount of morbid. As someone who struggles with anxiety, I appreciate the way she puts words to feelings I didn't know how to voice. Sometimes you just need assurance that "no, you are not the only one", and for me, this book was that assurance.

CaffeinatedFae I own an autographed copy of this book! It is definitely on my to read list. 7y
queenofthecouch It had me laughing out loud at every page. But not only that she definitely poses some really deep and interesting points. I enjoyed that juxtaposition. Let me know what you think of it when you read it! @KristyJewel 7y
CaffeinatedFae I am tempted to get the audiobook. I had a friend that said it was worth it. Unfortunately most of my reading is for work so my reading is being put on hold. 7y
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BookMusings This book was really great! She reads the audiobook and she made it so fun and hilarious. 7y
queenofthecouch I'll have to check that out! It would be fun to hear her delivery. I'm trying to get more into audiobooks, do you have any recommendations? @BookMusings 7y
BookMusings Hmmm... Audiobook Memoirs by Kate Mulgrew, Joan Didion, Jeanette Walls, Carrie Brownstein, Patricia Volk, Novella Carpenter and Kelly Corrigan are all very good, just to name a few! :) 7y
Timshel That twin peaks mug 7y
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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Totally geeking out over this. ❤️🤓📚

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Eating Animals | Jonathan Safran Foer
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"It's always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep."

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I Am No One | Patrick Flanery
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"We have remade the social landscape without understanding the ramifications of this remodeling."

rwrkb That cover! 7y
queenofthecouch Not only does it look awesome, but it feels cool too. And for some reason that matters to me lol @rwrkb 7y
rwrkb I get that. It enhances the experience! 7y
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