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thatkruegergirl

Joined April 2016

Writer of YA Novels | MFA (WFYP) Lesley University | Powered by Caffeine™
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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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This was a recommendation from, well, every single one of my writing/book friends! I‘m so excited to dig in!

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This has sat in my TBR pile for too long. Here we go!

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Losers Bracket | Chris Crutcher
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Losers Bracket | Chris Crutcher
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I‘ve been waiting for this one. Chris‘s books are always wonderful.

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I was *finally* able to get the ebook from my local library 🙌 Been waiting for months!

Samplergal I‘m reading it too. 2y
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Zeroes: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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My first Wendig book outside of Damn Fine Story. Will I like it? We shall see!

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While I read a number of these essays when they originally appeared in The Atlantic, reading them together in this volume was a treat. “The Case for Reparations” is perhaps my favorite of the essays, but the entire collection is wonderful.

Carolyn11215 The Case for Reparations was a very powerful essay!! 2y
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I‘ve been looking forward to this. I love Coates‘ work.

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Who we are is what matters most. We are a bundle of thoughts and feelings born of both nature and nurture. We are a complex tangle of inaccuracies, inconsistencies and ideas. We are bloated with certainties and haunted by uncertainties. We each have genetic code, but in a sense we have a memetic code too: an uncharted map, an emotional genome, that informs us and completes us even as we feel woefully incomplete. That‘s what goes into your story.

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“Writing is a vital, elegant mechanism—but it is not the reason we do what we do, or at least not most of us. Writing isn‘t just for the pretty words, or for the well-constructed sentences, or for the way the poetry of it looks in our mind‘s eye and sounds in our mind‘s ear. Writing is a means to an end.”

RaimeyGallant Nice quote. 2y
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Finally got my hands on this and am psyched to dig in!

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Fighting a sinus infection in my house involves a fantastic book and some tea.

TheBookKeepers Feel better! 2y
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter | Seth Grahame-Smith
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I forgot I had this on my Kindle. I bought it right before I started my MFA program, but never got around to reading it then. Here we go!

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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Oh God, I cannot say enough good things about this book. I loved it so, SO much!

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You Know Me Well | David Levithan, Nina LaCour
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Forgot I had this one. Don't ask me how. I'm excited to read it now, though!

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Time period aside, it's amazing that Burroughs never overdosed or spent a lengthy amount of time in jail. If you're curious about habit, this may interest you.

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I need to read more Burroughs 🙂

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This book was a rollercoaster for me. Interesting for a while, then slow and dull, and then interesting again. I loved the story itself, though!

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Found this at my local half-price bookstore. Seems interesting, so here we go!

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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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I couldn't put this book down! Beautifully-written, it's just so, SO good! Do yourself a favor and read it. NOW.

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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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A gift from a good friend who knows what I love. Starting it now.

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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This is, hands down, the best book I've read in a long time. It's beautifully written and heart-wrenching and tear-inducing and so lovely.

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We Are Okay | Nina LaCour
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I've heard nothing but good things about this one, and I lover Nina's work SO much! I'm excited to dig in 💜

TirzahPrice It's sooooooooo good. 3y
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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After my first read-through, I'm quite upset that I waited so long to read this book. I very much enjoyed it!

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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Can you believe I've never read this book? It's about time I do. Here we go!

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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Even though this was definitely a long read, I loved it. Just as with her vampire stories, Anne Rice's historical context makes this books fantastic. I'll be reading the other two soon.

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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Ann Rice makes her male characters smart and respectful of women's rights 🙌😊

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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This three-book series has been on my various Kindles for nearly seven years. It's about time I get to them! I loved Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, so I'm hoping for the same with her witches.

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I kept finding subtle parallels to present times. But, oh, how I love this book.

MariettaSG Me too! 3y
MariettaSG What are yours? One of mine is digital reading versus physical reading. 3y
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It's been a long time since I've read this. A looong time. Time for a refresher!

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If you listened to Serial, read this book. There's so much more information, and it was incredibly hard to put down.

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A slightly late Christmas gift. I've been interested in this story since hearing about it on Serial. The author is an amazing woman and a great writer. This is sure to be good.

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Oh gosh, I can't say enough good things about this book. This is an amazing story of coming out, of friendship, of so much more.

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Sara's books are some of my all-time favorites. I was gifted this one in a Secret Santa exchange, and am super excited!

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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This is my third time reading this book, and I still noticed things that I hadn't picked up on during previous read-throughs. I love this story so much.

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I love this book. Haven't read it in quite a while, so I'm pulling out my copy from college.

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Joseph Anton | Salman Rushdie
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While this is definitely long, I think it's a crucial read for any Rushdie fan. This man's life... Just wow. It's definitely a slow read, but it's incredibly interesting.

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Joseph Anton | Salman Rushdie
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This has been on my shelves since the day it was released. I've read his fiction, but never this, which is important in understanding his life story. Here we go!

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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Queer YA set in the era of segregation. I loved this book SO much. I left my copy in a local coffee shop and am hoping someone else will enjoy it as much as I did.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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Starting this one tonight. I loved the other books of hers that I've read, and have been looking forward to reading this.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I don't have the words for how much I loved this book! Giant robots, kick-ass characters... Wow. I cannot wait for the next installment in this series.

Megabooks So awesome!! 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Ahhh, finally ☺️

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I very much wanted to enjoy this book. The descriptions were beautifully written and vivid, but I felt like they overtook the story, kind of like the story itself got lost in them. I'm disappointed.

geodynamical 17% rating. Ouch. What does the percentage on a Litsy book profile mean anyway? Is it from Goodreads, do you know? 3y
thatkruegergirl @geodynamical I'm actually not sure, but perhaps @Litsy can answer that :) 3y
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I very much enjoyed her debut novel and recently found this one at a resale store. I hope it's just as interesting.

annahenke I enjoyed it! 3y
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I loved this book SO much. It's incredibly eye-opening and should be considered required reading, especially now.

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I've had this on my shelves for two years. I have no excuse for not reading it until now, but I'm looking forward to it. Here we go.

Well-ReadNeck I've been on hold at the library for what seems like two years! 😆😆 (a couple of months, really). Can't wait to hear what you think! 3y
thatkruegergirl @Well-ReadNeck I hope you get to read it soon! I'll be keeping an eye out for your thoughts on it as well! 3y
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Irreversible | Chris Lynch
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As much as I was looking forward to this book (as weird as it sounds), I wasn't sure what to expect. I made it all the way through, but was disappointed. It felt disjointed, even though the main character evolved a bit. Would I read it again? No. Would I recommend it? Perhaps. Either way, I'm glad it's over.

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Irreversible | Chris Lynch
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Starting this one. I loved "Inexcusable" and have been waiting for this sequel since Chris hinted at it.

TirzahPrice Ahhhhhhh really. I'll be curious to hear what you think about this book. I can't say as I've ever really wanted a sequel to that book. 3y
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