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transemr

transemr

Joined December 2016

damn the man. save the empire.
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Lumberjack Werebear by T. S. Joyce
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Emil Frankl, Harold S. Kushner, William J. Winslade
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The Marriage Plot: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
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The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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Lady Killer by Jamie Rich
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Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
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The Sky Is Yours: A Novel by Chandler Klang Smith
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
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Sky Without Stars | Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
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“Good days, they come around the oddest corners.”

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The Fiddler's Gun | A. S. Peterson
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Time has a way of leading a person along a crooked path. Sometimes the path is hard to hold to and people fall off along the way. They curse the road for its steep grades and muddy ruts and settle themselves in hinterlands of thorn and sorrow, never knowing or dreaming that the road meant all along to lead them home. Some call that road a tragedy and lose themselves along it. Others, those that see it home, call it an adventure.

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So great. The story and narration were fantastic. It was definitely a challenging read at times considering the world as we know it right now, and there is a lot of pain and anger to be found. But there‘s also a challenge to stand up and fight and hope. I can‘t wait to see what the second book brings.

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Volumes Bookcafe | Chicago, IL (Bookstore)
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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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my haul from CityLit Books and Roscoe Books #shopsmall #supportindiebookstores #shoplocal #chicagobooks

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Valentine | Elizabeth Wetmore
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But, you know, do what you like! Have a million books! I was only, like, asking. It‘s still a book if you‘re reading it on an iPad. Soup is soup whatever bowl it‘s in.

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Anyone who does this to the Yankees is a true American hero.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern

A boy at the beginning of a story has no way of knowing that the story has begun.

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But I trust the shape of the land. When mystery is dominant, and no answers can be had, I think it makes sense sometimes to veer away from all the old places one has been telling and exploring, and turn toward something even more unknowable.

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cats, am I right?

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Resurgence | Kerry Wilkinson
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I signed up for the Blind Dates With Books to push my boundaries a bit. I‘m excited about this one - I do wish they hadn‘t sent the third book in a trilogy, but hopefully the other two will be good! 🤣

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case. Tragedy. Call. Great. Small. Compassion. Response. Compassion. Response.

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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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I just started it but I‘m already sold because a) it‘s chuck! And also there‘s a cow named moo radley, so...

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Jane Doe | Jessica Watkins
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lady sociopath with a revengy twist? don‘t mind if i do

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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So good. Very dark and twisty. And the narrator is so great.

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TrishMcCallister Hi @transemr !! Stoked to have you for the books & brews swap. I am actually a fellow Texan and grew up in Dallas but have been living in CA the last 5 years. Hope you are having a great day! 4y
transemr 👋🏼 I can‘t claim texan status - I‘m from Atlanta originally and here right now b/c of my partner‘s job (she‘s from CA, incidentally). it‘s just so hot here. 😰 4y
TrishMcCallister Haha that‘s too funny. And I don‘t blame you. I definitely like the consistently mild weather of California. I am actually moving to Savanah next fall for school. @transemr 4y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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it‘s possible all of the hype around the movie got into my head, but honestly? meh. it held my attention (which is a feat in and of itself these days) but it wasn‘t particularly scary or distressing to me.

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Ending a bad year with a bad decision? Stay tuned...

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The Last Mile | David Baldacci
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I listened to the audiobook of Memory Man and loved Amos Decker as a character, but hated the narration. Looking forward to focusing more on the character and less on the spitty narrator.

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TrishMcCallister That line is gold! “I‘ve always been a loner but at that time I started to feel lonely.” 4y
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But my thoughts have always waited in darkened corners for me, watching for moments in which I am lulled into a false sense of security. Their favorite torture is to remind me of my solitude.

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Trail of Broken Wings | Sejal Badani

Each image serves as a reminder that a light shines through so many people, and yet, no matter how far I run, I cannot seem to escape my shadow.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle

Have you ever tried to get to your feet with a sprained dignity?

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So glad @Gesci made me listen to this! Loved hearing so many stories from the cast & crew. 👍🏼👍🏼

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Maya's Notebook: A Novel | Isabel Allende
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Up next - Central American author set in Central America #bookriot #readharder2017 #readharder17 #readharderchallenge

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Running Blind | Lee Child
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Best Reacher book so far. Super twisty - didn't see it coming at all.

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Not sure what it is, but Jack Reacher seems to be the thing my very anxious brain can process right now, so I'll keep reading about him!

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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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Dark and twisty, but with a surprising tenderness. #readharder2017 #readharderchallenge #bookriot

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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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Thrillers are my go-to-just-read-don't-think genre. Finally started the Jack Reacher series and The Killing Floor was great!

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The Best American Sports Writing 2014 | Christopher McDougall, Glenn Stout

It's the ultimate gamble. If the young man is successful, he comes home a hero, and becomes important. His life has meaning and purpose. But in order to succeed, he must completely open up his soul to the consequences of failure, knowing there may be no way back out. This, above all else, is the hardest thing to do.
#readharder2017

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Die Trying | Lee Child
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Gift card haul from @Powells 📚🤗

EricQiao Jack Reacher! Yay! Love the series! 6y
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Marriage Plot | Jeffrey Eugenides
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The more she thought about it, the more Madeleine understood that extreme solitude didn't just describe the way she was feeling about Leonard. It explained how she'd always felt when she was in love. It explained what love was like and, just maybe, what was wrong with it.

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'This is a world of compensations, and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.' (Lincoln)

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I have a fairly strict policy of finishing every book I start. After I started reading this, I texted a couple of friends, expressing some dismay that I'd somehow failed to realize that the story contained time travel. (I don't like time travel. Or zombies. Also vampires). But I kept reading, and at some point found myself not really caring that it involved time travel. Not an easy story to digest, but well worth it.

Gesci Ha, I randomly saw something about this book and meant to ask if you'd finished it! 6y
Madison91 I have the same rules 😅 3y
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