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quirkyreader

Joined April 2016

I like to ferret out forgotten fiction | quirkyreader.livejournal.com | goodreads.com/quirkyreader | #mittenlitten
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Time to be in Earnest by P. D. James
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Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
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Currently on hour 16 in my audio book.

tournevis I love this book! 💕 💕 1w
quirkyreader @tournevis the guardian just did a write up about this book and other books about utopias. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/14/black-mirror-literary-utopias-offe... 1w
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My latest arc and a goodreads giveaway.

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Berta Isla: A novel | Javier Marías
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As soon as this book comes out get a copy. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2732863968

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It arrived yesterday.

#persephone #persephonebooks

LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 2w
ShariEstaLeando One of my favorite places to visit! 2w
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Running Out of Time | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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The biggest score of today. I have been looking for this book for a long time. Yes, it is the story that got copied and made into “The Village”. The Friends Library bookstore in Mason, MI gets a lot of good books.

LeahBergen This one sounds great! 2w
Chrissyreadit I liked it too. I was so irritated by how clearly m. Night shaylomon plagiarized. 2w
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen it‘s a good book. 2w
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The Crossing | Andrew Miller
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I found this Europa edition at The Friends Library bookstore in Mason, MI

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When I was out visiting my family today I stopped by Bestsellers in Mason, MI and found this cool A5 notebook. It decide that it wanted to go home with me.

LeahBergen Pretty! 2w
readordierachel Lovely! 2w
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I found this older edition today at The Friends bookstore in the Mason, MI library. And in a way it is very timely. Today my cousin Brian, who was very religious, passed away from ALS otherwise know as Lou Gehrig‘s disease. He was a kind and loving man and he will be missed by all of us.

tournevis I lost a good friend to ALS and that syndrome blows. 2w
Chrissyreadit I‘m sorry. 2w
quirkyreader Thank you for you words @tournevis and @Chrissyreadit 2w
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Berta Isla: A novel | Javier Marías
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My latest goodreads giveaway. This one looks like a mind blower. Thank you Knopf @PenguinRandomCa @penguinrandomhouse

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Editor | Steven Rowley
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This was good. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2733470334

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Viral Spark | Martin McConnell
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Happy Tuesday. Looks like over night Litsy went viral. Welcome to everyone who is new.

tpixie Maybe because it‘s now on the web? www.litsy.com/web 2w
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Paper Girls #28 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This is my comic score for the week. The wonderful people at Summit Comics in Lansing, MI set aside a copy of Animosity Tales for me because I couldn‘t make it in on #freecomicbookday. And the end of Paper Girls is coming. Only two more issues left.

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This was a fun story. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2799566769

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Killer Angels | Michael Shaara
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It‘s taken me 21 years to get to this one. Boy am I every behind.

@Liberty

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#MountTBRchallenge Number 27. My climb is going slow this year, but oh my what a year it has been so far.

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Under the Skin | Michel Faber
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Book show score Number 2. The du Maurier was a major score. I was hoping to find other Faber works, alas this is the only one I could find. With my three fiction purchases it was with authors I was already collecting.

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Book show score #1. The Biblical scholar in me screamed buy these. And of course I listened. I am excited about the commentaries that are in both books.

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Man-Eaters #8 | Chelsea Cain
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Comic scores for this week. And I hope that everyone going to Free Comic book day next week has a good time. I don‘t know if I will make it because life is crazy right now.

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Shows | David Cale
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This is my plan for Sunday.

Palimpsest This looks amazing! 4w
GondorGirl I'm sad that we're at a show in DC this weekend. We usually go to the A2 Paper Show every year and I'll be sorry to miss it. 4w
CrowCAH Have fun fellow #MittenLitten!!! I have other bookish fun for tomorrow- a book release party! 4w
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quirkyreader @GondorGirl @CrowCAH enjoy your bookish fun tomorrow. 4w
JamieArc I live near there, and plan to go every year but have yet to make it! I‘ll let you know if I do, in case we can run into each other! 4w
quirkyreader @JamieArc If you do come look for the wee girl in the “Where The Wild Things Are” shirt. I‘ll be there from the start until who knows when. 4w
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Original Sin | P. D. James
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I have now planted my flag on Mount Blanc and I have my ice axe ready to go. So the year of P.D. James rolls on. And I am currently at 25/150 with the #MountTBRchallenge. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2782645817

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Evolution #16 | Christopher Sebela, James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge
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This week‘s comic scores.

Eyelit Yay Animosity! Tell me more about this monster hunter... 😃 1mo
quirkyreader @Eyelit It‘s a very unique book. I am waiting to see how the story plays out. 1mo
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Bodily Harm | Margaret Atwood
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What in the heck did I just read?

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Mdargusch Thanks for sharing the article. I had heard about it but hadn‘t read it yet. 1mo
LeahBergen Great article. 👏🏻 1mo
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Original Sin | P. D. James
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The next book in my year of P.D. James.

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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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This was good. Thank you to Publishers Weekly and Crooked Lane Books for this one. Here is the Link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2775727924

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Twin Cities Run | David Robbins
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This was pure cheese, but it was a fun read.

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This is the only way I could get this to fit.

Clwojick Try downloading the square app. 2mo
quirkyreader @Clwojick Thanksfor the tip. 1mo
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Picked up my comics for the week and went to go celebrate my mum‘s birthday. I stopped at Schuler Books on the way and picked up this tome and I found a book for a friend of mine.

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Ice Station Zebra | Alistair MacLean
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#MountTBRchallenge Number 21. I am way behind on my reading this year. But I finally got around to this one. Here is my gr link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2766858989

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The Perfect Girlfriend | Karen Hamilton
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This book was a wild ride. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2640809217

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Yet another translation to add to the stack.

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Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #12 | Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier
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We have come to the end of a very delightful story.

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Man-Eaters #7 | Chelsea Cain
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The plot thicks.

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The Perfect Girlfriend | Karen Hamilton
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I won this in a good reads giveaway. Thank you Graydon House and Harlequin Books. I am ready to dive in.

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Bitching Bits of Bone | Norman Mounter
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Notice how the white figures have shades of a Bergman film. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2671755094.

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The Quotable Lewis | Clive Staples Lewis, Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root
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My new C.S. Lewis book and a cool bumper sticker from Everybody Reads in Lansing, Michigan. I stopped by after my cancer scans as a treat to myself.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great reason to treat yourself! 2mo
Suet624 This book looks great! (edited) 2mo
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Devices and Desires | P. D. James
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Yea, another one down and nine to go.

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Spent part of today at the Meeting House for library work day. Then I go onto the public library and find these lovelies from the library store. And now I have my own copy of Neverland.

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Today‘s comic score.

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Annelies: A Novel | David R. Gillham
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Thank you to @VikingBooks for sending me this. This was an amazing piece of speculative fiction. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2592830585

SilversReviews Nice review...I really liked this book too. 2mo
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Today‘s new comic scores.

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Devices and Desires | P. D. James
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The year of P.D. James squeaks on.

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Dibs in Search of Self | Virginia Mae Axline
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The #MountTBRchallenge ascends on. I have now surpassed Pike‘s Peak. This was a quick read.

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Dibs in Search of Self | Virginia Mae Axline
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This is my current work read. It takes me back to when I used to work in the Special Education field.

Chrissyreadit I remember loving this book as a high school student and deciding I wanted to work with children with autism. No one I knew had heard of autism then. (edited) 2mo
quirkyreader @Chrissyreadit Thank you for being an advocate for those of us on the spectrum. 2mo
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A Taste For Death | P. D. James
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Another one ticked off the list for the P.D. James Read-a-thon. And Number 18 on the #MountTBRchallenge.
Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2734668493

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
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Paper Girls #26 | Brian K. Vaughan
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It‘s getting towards the end. Four more issues to go.

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The Cloud of Unknowing | Evelyn Underhill
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#bookmail. These much loved copies arrive today from BetterWorldBooks U.K.

readingjedi I loved when Penguin Classics looked like this! I have so many of my best beloved books in this cover design. Wasn't quite as enamoured of the black band at the bottom that replaced this format. 2mo
Lcsmcat Love Better World Books! And I agree with @readingjedi - these are great covers. 2mo
quirkyreader @readingjedi @Lcsmcat If you have seen the more recent version of the classics in England and the rest of Europe, the cover design is a lot cooler. 2mo
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Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Coronation #11 | Simon Spurrier, Ryan Ferrier
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The rest of my comic score. Alas, there is only one more issues left of Labyrinth Coronation. And Oliver is getting good. The comic is inspired by Charles Dickens‘s “Oliver Twist”.