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sherrynuts

sherrynuts

Joined May 2016

Life is short; read good books and dance with no pants.
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Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I know there are a lot negative reviews on here about this one, but I loved it! I was pulled in by the characters and ideas. My first Cory Doctorow book, so I‘m definitely going to be checking out more of his stuff. Finished on the road trip back home CO —> NE, through the snow and hopefully no closed interstate systems. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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I‘m definitely not crying all over this novella. 😭 It hurts my heart and mends it at the same time. Alzheimer‘s runs in the family, so...yeah.

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I seem to be the only one who doesn't love this book. I don't think I'm going to be able to finish before it's due back. I don't like the author and I'm struggling to get past her to the ideas that made me pick up the book.

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Head on | John Scalzi
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This was a random pick-up in the library, so I didn't have high expectations since I'd never heard anyone mention the title or author. It was amazing though! I love the world Scalzi has built and the characters he's created. I didn't realize this was a follow-up book, but now I get to go back and read the first one and couldn't be happier! 😍

wanderinglynn I love Scalzi! My first Scalzi was Redshirts, which played on the old Star Trek redshirt joke. I‘ve now read several of his books & this one is on my TBR! 👍🏻❤️ 1y
sherrynuts @wanderinglynn I hope you enjoy it! I'm going to put all of his books on hold at the library now, starting with Lock In. 😁 1y
wanderinglynn @sherrynuts I just finished Scalzi‘s Fuzzy Nation and loved it. 1y
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Princeless: Save yourself | Jeremy Whitley
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I didn't think I'd enjoy this as much as I did! The characters are well written and there are some fun Easter eggs for adults. I can't wait to see what happens in volume 2.

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Take Me With You | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Started reading this this morning between cleaning and laundry and I will probably finish it tonight. Predictable, but good feels. The kids remind me of my nephews.

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Happy Friday!
1. I haven't read a book series in so long. Maybe His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman? If comics count, then I Hate Fairyland, Bitch Planet, Locke & Key, Paper Girls, and Motor Crush 😁
2. Younger #TeamCharles
3. I live in Omaha, so sometimes I'll go to a game with family/friends. No to watching it on tv.
4. Ice Cream Cake from DQ. Yes it counts as a meal. 🎂
5. Yes, but only magazines and newspapers.
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

tpixie #TeamCharles ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
sherrynuts @tpixie yes!! I'm so excited to have you on my side. 😁 1y
tpixie @sherrynuts love that show!!! 1y
sherrynuts @tpixie I won't be able to watch tomorrow's episode because I'll be traveling and I'm kind of disappointed even though it's vacation travel! 1y
tpixie @sherrynuts I feel your pain!! Hope you can tape it or watch online later!! Have a great vacation!! 1y
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Heathen: Season 1 | Natasha Alterici
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I can't wait for Vol 2! I ❤️ the art and the characters.

ladym30 That looks good! 2y
sherrynuts @ladym30 I definitely I rely recommend it! My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough. 2y
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I tried to like the book. I WANTED to love the book. I enjoyed the world building Yoss did, but it wasn't enough to make up for the main character or the treatment of women. Also-obviously not the authors fault-but I guess I missed half the jokes because of my lack of Spanish and knowledge of Cuban culture.

Next up:
The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

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Riding the struggle bus on this one. I want to like it so much, but the Spanglish goes beyond my comprehension at points.

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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I finished it. I'm glad it's over. I should have bailed.

KateFulfordAuthor @sherrynuts & friends: If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated 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
KateFulfordAuthor You‘re welcome @sherrynuts 1y
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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Having trouble getting into this one. I'm not enjoying the writing or the characters so far. Sometimes I can't remember which character I'm reading; for two very different characters that's a problem. Not sure yet if the book is not my cup of tea or if I need something different right now.

Hazel0303 I had the same issue (getting Lucy and Alice mixed up) and I couldn‘t figure out why! Glad I‘m not alone. 2y
sherrynuts @Hazel0303 So happy you joined me! I really struggled and I'm not sure if I just wasn't into the book or if it was just poorly written. 2y
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I love the idea for this book. We get to see how a shared sleep-away camp experience plays out differently into each girls future. The story was so well written that I read way past my bedtime. I do wish I had a bit more story on some of the girls, but I recommend this one. I think I'll add it to my re-read.

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Bluescreen | Dan Wells
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I really enjoyed this one! YA science fiction where most everyone's brain is wired directly to the internet. The MC's were pretty luck-ass. And I didn't hate reading on a screen. I picked a fast-paced, easy read to test out reading on a kindle before I bought one. Checking books out from my library is clunky and involves too many steps, but reading the book was easy and the paper-white never seemed to strain my eyes.

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"I could eat you, but I won't." I don't know why, but I laughed out loud at this.

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This was...ok...I guess. Maybe I'm still processing? Part 1 seemed slow, Part 2 had me hooked and Part 3 just ended. I enjoyed that the book was told as journal entries from Cedar to her baby and how she explored her identity to and with the baby, but I think the lack of answers and the abrupt ending just killed it for me.

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I know the reviews on this are mixed, but I'm excited to start reading. I just hope I have time to read it before it's due back to the library!

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Such a fun and charming book! It's been awhile since I've read a romance novel, but I really enjoyed the characters and the pacing of this one. It had me smiling for most of the book. And it's due tonight, so I finished it just in time! I hate when all my library holds come in at once. 😂

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I love Joe Hill and I enjoyed this one. There were a few moments when I thought he should have pushed a little harder, developed a character or section more, but I know others who will say 700 pages is plenty. ? I also enjoyed the illustrations by Gabriel Rodríguez.

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New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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This is the first book I've read the Hogarth Shakespeare series and while it was well written and engaging I feel that the cast as 6th graders wasn't believable.

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New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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The rest of my night is devoted to tea and this book from my library haul. ☺️

CherylAnn Tragic end, but loved it 2y
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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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White is a bit of a snob. 😂

Tadams4 This sounds like an amazing book! 2y
sherrynuts @Tadams4 so far it is! Lots of interesting historical info on color and art. I'm so glad my library ordered it for me. 2y
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I don't know how I missed his first book, but Naoki Higashida has some great words of wisdom in his second translated book.

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Asking For It | Louise O'Neill
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While I can't say that I enjoyed reading this book, I can say I don't regret reading it. The MC is awful-manipulative and self centered-but the book wouldn't have had the same impact if you liked her. It makes important points about a tough subject. It was a little slow to start, but I do recommend if you think you can handle the topic of rape.

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The Assistants | Camille Perri
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This one has been on my TBR pile for a long time and I think I originally picked it up because a Litten recommended it. I needed something lighter after Five Chimneys and it delivered. Fluffy and fun with some good lines, but it lacked fully developed characters. I think it would make a good movie or mini series if they put some time into character development.

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It's heartbreaking and unbelievable to read about the day-to-day happenings of Ms. Lengyel's time at Auschwitz.

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Bitch Planet: Triple Feature #4 | Marc Deschamps, Sara Woolley
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I love the conversations and essays in the back of Bitch Planet just as much as I love the comics in the front. 😍

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I just started this and I'm already on 117. I can't stop. I've burritoed myself in a blanket and I'm reading through the night. My heart breaks for these girls.

MarriedtoMrT One of my favorite books of the year. Kate Moore did a fantastic job with their story. 2y
sherrynuts @MarriedtoMrT Agreed! She did a wonderful job researching and writing it. I've already made several people put it on their TBR lists. 2y
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Apocalypse Now Now | Charlie Human
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I picked this up randomly in a bargain bin, and wasn't sure how good it would be but I was pleasantly surprised. Good characters, good plot, random funny pop culture references. Twisted and fun. Maybe a bit more depth to the secondary characters would have been nice, but I'm ready to pick up the second book.

Iamlisa22 Those are the best books to find.. random.. no expectations... but leave you wanting more 2y
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Apocalypse Now Now | Charlie Human
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Comic sans is not an appropriate font for anything. 👊🏽

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Bury everything. This whole book is just...heartache. I'm struggling because it's so much pain and anger from those affected by the radiation and the mismanagement of the disaster by their government.

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I'm thinking of getting a landline...

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I Hate Fairyland Vol. 1 | Skottie Young
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Severe weather took my power; reading by candlelight. 😕 I saw some trees fall-one onto the corner of my porch-before I moved to the basement, but I'm safe. 🙃

LeahBergen Eek! 2y
CherylDeFranceschi Yikes! Stay safe! 2y
sherrynuts @LeahBergen and @CherylDeFranceschi I'm still without power and it could be a couple more days, but my house is still standing, so I'm counting myself among the lucky ones. The neighborhood to my west was hit by a tornado. Scary night. 2y
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Ladycastle | Delilah S Dawson
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I just finished this 4 part series from BOOM! Studios and it's so fun! All the men are eaten by dragons and so the ladies have to step up and run the town-not that they weren't already. The singing princess parts were hilarious. I wasn't sure what one of the songs was a riff of though. Takes some tired tropes and makes fun of them and leaves you with warm fuzzies. 😄 I do wish it would have continued and had more backstory to some characters.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Trying to read while Bill talks about the storm raging in the area. High winds, lightning, small hail, and rain. I still have power though, so I got that going for me.

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Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 | Kelly Sue DeConnick
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I weren't into this knowing nothing except that I enjoy Kelly Sue Deconnick, and I was so lost at the beginning. I did find my way and now I can't wait to read the second volume. Also, I LOVED the art and the colors, but like others have said I had a hard time following some of the fight scenes.

Jokila Agree! Gorgeous colors + sometimes hard to follow those action scenes! 3y
sherrynuts @Jokila I thought about buying my own copy so I could frame some of the pages. The colors! 😍 And then another copy for re-reading. 😁 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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This book is maddening! The Circlers are so group-minded and "pics or it didn't happen" and they all either talk over Mae or patronize her. ? Oh, and they are all WAY too sensitive.
"You like kayaking? Why didn't tell me?!" ?
"Because we've talked twice. Ever." ?

Lola Yeah.....I was so looking forward to this one. Couldn't wait for it to come out. Read it immediately. And.....meh. I wanted to shake Mae and tell her to SNAP OUT OF IT!!!! 🙄 3y
Purrfectpages I liked it because I felt like it's a pretty accurate commentary on our times. Scary, but sorta true! 3y
sherrynuts @Lola Agreed! I wanted to yell at several of the characters. I enjoyed the book, but I don't think I actually ended up liking any of the characters. And yes @Purrfectpages it's scary how close it feels to real life! 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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I am seriously freaked out by this book. And I'm only on page 100. 👁😱☠️

Karen3 On page 135 and feeling the same way. 😳😳😳 3y
sherrynuts @Karen3 And the way they talk to-and over-Mae! I'd be running. 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Trump was in my head, reading me this sentence. 😱 Did anyone else hear it? Just me?

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And then there's this. I seriously want to be friends with Phoebe Robinson.

Jokila She's hilarious! 💜 3y
sherrynuts @Jokila Yes! I need more Phoebe in my life. 3y
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"Not-So-Guilty Pleasure #8: Ordering Enough Food from McDonald's for Two People, but I Just Eat It All."

I feel like we should maybe be best friends.

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So far I'm loving her descriptions of everything. 😆

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Library hold came in! I'm excited to jump into this one tonight.

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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Great fast paced crime thriller set in Japan. The story is told from a different characters point of view for each chapter, giving the reader a different take on the crime and flipping their thoughts on the guilty parties. Dark and twisty and recommended!

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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Ah! I love this! So dark and definitely different from the other crime thrillers I've read. To be honest, I don't actually read a lot of crime thrillers though. Thoughts from those that do?

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The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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Babysitting the collator in the Print Shop instead of reading like I want to be, but it's almost lunch time!

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I'm so excited about all of these! 😁 Any opinions on these you want to share?

LeahBergen That's a great haul! 3y
sherrynuts @LeahBergen thank you! I wish I was reading any of these instead of working right now. 3y
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The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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"Politics had eaten away at people's heads until they in turn had begun to devour one another." I just started this political fiction book based on life after the Arab Spring and it feels like it could be talking about life here in the United States as well.

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I've been so caught up in Anita's life that I've failed to post anything about it! The novel is about Anita Hemmings who successfully passes for a white women to gain entrance to Vassar College. It's loosely based on the real Anita Hemmings, who did pass as white to gain entrance to Vassar and was the first African-American graduate of the school.

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Up next!

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