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ultrabookgeek

Joined March 2016

Booktuber, bookstagramer, bookbunny & hungry for more 📚
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Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
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The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu
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The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
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American Panda | Gloria Chao

I just finished the audiobook - it was sweet, moving and perfect for the A&A month readings.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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If you can cry and laugh within a few lines and want to have a fictional family adopt you, you've got a winning novel on your hands.

readingwinds That is exactly how this book felt for me 2y
Luvlivelyfe Fugues great album I am currently reading this book 2y
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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All I did was listen to her speak and I cried. I can't imagine what the collection is like!
Have you read Citizen?

moarbookspleaze It is incredible. I should revisit. 3y
EchoLogical I just finished it over a week ago. Mind. Blown 3y
BestOfFates It's amazing! I heard her talk at the national book festival a few years ago and it's really stuck with me. So envious of your experience tonight! 3y
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WordWaller Soooo good! And she is amazing in person as well! 3y
Lola An absolute must read. Fantastic. Heartbreaking and beautiful. A great companion read with 3y
Reese_Pearly.Pages Yes (audio) and it is one of my favorites this year. I plan to read it again. ❣️ 3y
BookishFeminist OMG YES this book gave me so much life. She is just so incisive and wonderful. Recommend audio. I bought this after I read it too, so that says something. 3y
KarenUK Loved it 💕 3y
sandjar0925 Yes I have. Loved it. Claudia Rankine verbalized how marginalized I feel each and every day. 3y
rachellayown Soooo good. She's incredible! 3y
MaureenMc Yes, amazing! 3y
Sace Yes! 3y
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I mentioned to @Liberty that I hadn't read anything by Lethem so she lent this to me. Mind-blown! So sad and mind-bendy - another book I have to own so I can re-read it at my leisure.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk You should check this trippy future noir by Lethem out 3y
ultrabookgeek @TobeyTheScavengerMonk thanks!!! I will check it out. 3y
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When @Liberty heard I hadn't read this, she lent me her copy. As a big sister myself - I absolutely loved the sisters and their story. I have to buy my own copy now!

avalinah This one's so good! One of my beloved reads. 3y
Jokila Such a fab unreliable narrator 3y
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I loved this! Gorgeous and lyrical and sad - everything I love in lit.

KarenUK Loved this too... so unique 💕 3y
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Dryland | Sara Jaffe
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A great capture of the anxiety of teendom, friendship, siblings and the early 90's. Clear and unsentimental- it was a good read.

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I enjoyed this book but so much happens to these two, I can't believe it all fit into one book especially knowing it's a series!

LitLogophile Hahaha I had that exact thought - I am always surprised at how many adventures fit inside these books. I am about to finish Voyager and I will say that so far it all works! 3y
Jennifer3 I want to read it but I enjoy the show so much too! 3y
erinreads So much happens in all of the books. Maybe because they're all a billion pages long. 3y
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We're on book #4 #hangingwithliberty

readinginthedark Ooh, nice cover, too! 3y
LauraBrook Such a great book! 🖤 3y
Kitty_Rochsmith I was going to name my daughter Mary Catherine until I read that book!!! 😳 3y
alovely26 I ❤️❤️❤️this book 3y
ultrabookgeek @Kitty_Rochsmith I actually WANT to name my daughter this after reading it lol I do like the nickname she had a lot. 3y
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Onto to book #3 while #hangingwithliberty

Zelma This one was so odd but interesting. 3y
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I've been dying to read this!!!! #hangingwithliberty

Moray_Reads Such a beautiful book ❤ 3y
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Dryland | Sara Jaffe
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Going to bed with book #2 while #hangingwithliberty - another on my #TBR for years and a rec for this trip!

cariashley Curious about what you think of this! I've had it for a while but haven't felt compelled to pick it up. 3y
LauraBrook Woohoo! Fingers crossed you like it! (Also a good reminder to read my own copy.) 3y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal | G. Willow Wilson
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Ok for the first book started this weekend, I wanted something light and funny. Ms.Marvel has been on my TBR forever, so this was perfect! #hangingwithLiberty

readinginthedark 👏🏻 I'm glad! I loved this one; still need to read the second volume. 3y
Jjohnsen It's so cute and funny. My son and I pass them back and forth to read. 2y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Whew! Finally finished - had to take a nap and listen to music for breaks, but I did it! #hangingwithliberty

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Finishing this up - hopefully I'll be done before we leave the state. I'm going to keep a tally of how many books I complete this weekend! #hangingwithliberty

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As you guys know I'm headed out to visit @Liberty for a few days. As I'll be busing it out there, I need some reading recs for the travel time (about 12 hours total)?
I think I'll need about 4 books to be safe. Any genre is welcome except: biographies and non science non fiction. Feel free to browse my TBR or suggest your own!

Lizpixie The Unquiet Dead is phenomenal 3y
EllieDottie From your tbr I'm reading loose woman and enjoying it! 3y
Lizpixie The Fifth Season by N.K.Jemisin is also brilliant. 3y
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readinginthedark I glanced through your TBR--Ms. Marvel and Shadow and Bone would be good travel books! 3y
Lizpixie Sweet Girl was also a fantastic read. 3y
KCorter I recently read The Road on a road trip, and it was a cool experience. Very meta. 😉 3y
Liberty We're going to a bookstore. YOU'RE COMING TO MY HOUSE. I'm sure you can find things for the return trip. 😂 3y
Simona Browsing through your TBR - Infinite Jest ... enough for both directions 😁😉 3y
Cinfhen Have a wonderful time!!! 3y
LauraBrook Omg, talk about a dream trip! I'd bring Soundless and Dryland. 3y
ultrabookgeek @Lizpixie ooo this sounds creepy and perfect! 3y
ultrabookgeek @EllieDottie mmm sounds good for some reflective reading! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Lizpixie I already read it BUT I haven't read the sequel yet!! 🤔 3y
ultrabookgeek @readinginthedark yes! I forgot about my graphic novels - perfect!!! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Lizpixie ooo this sounds right up my alley! 3y
ultrabookgeek @KCorter I've already read it BUT I do need to read it on a road trip!! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Simona one day!!! But I'm not ready yet.... 3y
ultrabookgeek @LauraBrook I already read Soundless but Dryland has sat on my shelf for two years sooooooo 👌🏾 3y
ultrabookgeek @Liberty are you quite sure!?!!!? 3y
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson

Hey! I'm going to the "eat, drink and be literary" with Maggie Nelson on March 23 at BAM in Brooklyn. Is anyone else going? #nycbookevent

EloisaJames I'm taking my very first ballroom dance lesson, so can't, but have fun! 3y
JessReads I'd be totally interested in that! Where can I find more details? 3y
Sue Jealous - I think she would be very interesting to listen to! 3y
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ultrabookgeek @EloisaJames that sounds amazing!!!! 💃🏾💃🏾 have a wonderful time! 3y
ultrabookgeek @JessReads www.bam.org/programs/2017/eat-drink-and-be-literary 3y
ultrabookgeek @Sue I hope so! I got to pick the ones I could attend this year and I really want to hear her speak. 3y
ScientistSam That sounds great! I don't think I can come, but enjoy! 3y
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Euphoria | Lily King
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Swing Time | Zadie Smith
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This is where I read. It's not super comfy but sometimes a wild old lady cat cuddles next to me and it's the best! #riotgrams #bookriot

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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My @bookriot #riotgram #shelfie my shelves are a mess!!

DebinHawaii Great shot! I recognize and relate to messy! 👍😆 3y
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I started this as my last #24in48 but I got so lost in thinking about the book I stopped reading! This also counts as my #diverseathon pick!

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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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I loved this book. A short novel written almost in verse, it portrays what life is like for young women in a changing neighborhood, decade and bodies try to navigate life. A wonderful and honest look at women's friendship and familial relations.

BookishFeminist One of my favorites from last year ❤️❤️ Jacqueline Woodson can do no wrong. 3y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson

I'm going to bed but I finished this book and omg I just want to read it again!

Soubhiville I'm looking forward to reading this one. 3y
Reviewsbylola I can't wait to read this! 3y
irre It is sooooo good!😍 3y
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Ghost Girl in the Corner | Daniel Jos Older
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I loved shadowshaper so a continuation of the story was excellent! Focusing more on Sierra's friends this time around, a new mystery is uncovered and the events from the first book allow a way to solve it! Funny, insightful and so real, this is a good tide over until the second in the series drops this summer. Book 2 for #24in48

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I wanted to switch to my kindle for my second #24in48 pick AND I've been meaning to read this. Loved the first in the series...:

Bookzombie I loved the first book too! This is also on my Kindle and needs to be read. 3y
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How does someone you've never met get inside your head and body so well? Raw and often written as if for the stage or screen these stories describe an inner life I rarely get to read but experience every day. Book 1 for #24in48 #readathon

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I started late today for #24in48 #readathon #diverseathon 🙍🏾but the first choice of reading is exquisite please read this when you get a chance.

rach_simone I have that book on my #24in48 tbr also!! 3y
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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Whew! Finished this just in time for a clean slate for #24in48 #readathon! I'll post a review soon.

JSW This is in my TBR! Interested in your review. 3y
Eyelit Pretty kitty! 3y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 3y
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Beyond excited for #24in48 #readathon! My #TBR is a #diverseathon #readdiverse2017 inspired one.

MicheleinPhilly Another Brooklyn is ❤! 3y
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This book made me sick to my stomach, it made me hope for a character that doesn't exists, it made me angry, it made me think about my body. All that to say, I really enjoyed this book, the writing and the plot. Well done apocalypse and post apocalyptic story telling. Thank you Netgalley!

valeriegeary This sounds excellent and that cover is a stunner! 3y
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Trouble is a Friend of Mine | Stephanie Tromly
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So tbh I never read YA, so I signed up for a YA litbox from @owlcrate so I don't have to worry about including it in my reading. But....then I never read any of the books I got! So in an effort to clear out my TBR I chose this one from a 2015 box to start. Suspenseful, hilarious and honest to how I remember HS, this is the story of Zoe. She is a teen who has moved to a small town after her parents divorce and falls deep into its mysteries.

ultrabookgeek The author is a POC and the characters seem racially ambiguous on purpose, so if you need a #diverseread for something cute, funny and a bit edgy, this is a pick. 3y
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The Book of Harlan | Bernice L. McFadden
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If you are looking for a straight forward WWII - this isn't the book for you. Instead, this novel reads like interconnected short stories about a musician and his complicated life. I really enjoyed the novels insight into living in New York from the 30's into the late 60's. Threaded with unexpected and interesting characters, I can definitely recommend this as a solid piece of historical fiction.

[DELETED] 3323341091 ooo...this sounds good! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Notafraidofwords but I will check it out! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Loved it on Kindle/Audible. 3y
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I wasn't here for my birthday, so as a belated birthday treat my mother took me to the Library Bar in the NoMad hotel in NYC. It's a book lover (and drinker) Dream.

moranadatter Awesome! Happy Birthday a bit late! 3y
Cinfhen Aww, mom's are the best💘💘💘 3y
Cinfhen And happy belated birthday 🎉 3y
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stacybmartin Happy late birthday!! 🎉🎂📚🎉 3y
MeganB Happy birthday! 3y
ultrabookgeek @kmdartist @Cinfhen @stacybmartin @MeganB aw thanks guys! If you are in NYC I highly recommend this place. And yes my mom is awesome 3y
AmandaL Happy birthday! 3y
Lola Happy birthday! And you have a spectacular mom! 3y
Buddys_Momma Happy Birthday 🎊🎁🎈🎂 3y
LauraBeth Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉This place looks so awesome 😀 3y
Sue Happy birthday!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Happy Birthday!!!🎂🍾🍾🍾 3y
ultrabookgeek @AmandaL @Lola @Buddys_Momma @LauraBeth @Sue @CherylDeFranceschi thank you so much everyone! I am grateful for my mom! 3y
Faibka Happy belated birthday! 🎉 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Belated Happy Birthday ‼ Such a thoughtful, creative, and loving gift from your Mom. 3y
ultrabookgeek @Faibka @Donna_sBookMinute thanks so much! It was very fun times. 3y
fairlyliterary Happy belated birthday 3y
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How would a dog narrate his life? Enzo, with the help of his owner, his wife and child, learn all the beauty, wisdom and pain life has to offer. Touching. If you are looking for a heart warming book, you can't go wrong with this one.

EllieDottie I agree! I really enjoyed this book as a heart-warming read! 3y
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Honestly, part of the pleasure of re-reading Harry Potter is affirming Snape hate. I know loads of people see him how Harry sees him in the end but the more I re-read the more I hate him! How could you say you loved someone and then treat their child like literal garbage when you could just ignore them? He was such an abusive person. I do feel awful about his growing up but it doesn't excuse his behavior. I feel disappointed in him. #hpchapteraday

lean_rosey I'm not defending Snape because I think what you said is mostly true, BUT: there is a wonderful podcast called Witch Please which discussed a lot the idea that these books (especially early ones) are told in close 3rd person, so you are getting a story from an unreliable 12-year-old narrator who has biases and feelings. It changes the perspective a lot! 3y
mllemay I agree - it's one of the aspects of these books that I've never been able to reconcile myself with. The fact that he was petty enough to project his hatred of James onto Harry is mind-boggling to me. He could have decided to be an example of the behavior he finds honorable and teach Harry differently than James might have (ultimate revenge imo) but nope, let's nurse a 15 year grudge instead! 3y
MeganB Omg so good to know I'm not alone! Like, yes Snape was kind of a good guy by the end (in that he helped defeat Voldy) but he 1) joined the death eaters in the first place and 2) emotionally abused children while a teacher so he's definitely not a GOOD guy, he's just not 100% evil which is a low bar tbqh 3y
moranadatter @lean_rosey Yes! I love that podcast, but even they acknowledge that while we have reasons to doubt some things when the narrative is unfolding through Harry's eyes, we have no reason to doubt that the reported dialogue is inaccurate and Snape says things that are not okay even if we give them the most generous interpretation possible. 3y
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The Swan Book | Alexis Wright

I rarely DNF a book - I will put down a book for a few months and then go back to it when I'm in between books. I can only remember 1 true #dnf and that's The Swan Book - no idea what was going on. It just keep repeating the same parts of the story and it was lyrical beautiful but too dense.

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A Christmas present from my mom was this book. It delves into the Star Trek 'verse, starting from TOS, it includes the most recent movies. Perfect catch up before the new series starts!
Anyone else a huge Trekkie?

LectricSheep I love TOS so much. Next Generation is really good too. But Leonard Nimoy will always have my heart. ❤️️ 3y
moranadatter Yes! I grew up watching reruns of TOS, but Next Gen is where my heart is. 3y
Lacythebookworm Yes! 🙋🖖 3y
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ultrabookgeek @LectricSheep @kmdartist @Lacythebookworm 👽🖖🏾👏🏾always nice to meet fellow trekkies - from across all the series! 3y
Texreader Yep and this book looks awesome!!! 3y
Faibka Oh yeah 🖖 3y
Faibka @LectricSheep agree!! 🖖💕 3y
Jokila 🖖😆 -- and happy belated birthday! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Jokila thank you darling! 3y
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The Swan Book | Alexis Wright
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This book had lovely, complicated writing but the repetition of the story stopped me from making any progress. Maybe one day.....

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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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I'm pretty new to the world of retellings of classic works. This book is a stand alone from the Lunar Chronicles- a series of re-tellings of fairy tales. Heartless explores the back story of Wonderland and its blood thirsty Queen. Cath is a young girl struggling against the confines of her stifling upbringing who yearns to bake to her heart's content. The plot and interesting characters made this an enjoyable read.

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This is amazing. Lyrically written with deep emotional resonance, sweeping history and so much soul searching, this is everything I want in a novel. Reality blends into a story within a story, a struggle within a struggle. A young man enters adolescence and adulthood as the Communist party in China does as well, with all the passion, pitfalls and danger you may expect. I'm counting this as one of my best reads of 2016 (I started this then!)

readinginthedark Love the cover! 😍 3y
GlitteryOtters So glad you liked it! I have this on my TBR & really hope to get to it soon--it sounds fantastic! 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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I enjoyed this book - it was a great exploration of a world of which we've only scratched the surface. The plot is what kept me invested along with interesting characters and a magical backdrop. This was my first Marissa Meyer so I'm going to tackle the rest of Lunar Chronicles now.

TrishTheBibliophile I enjoyed the Lunar Chronicles. Haven't read this one yet but I have it! 3y
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A telling sign of loneliness is the lack of belonging. Although Harry lived with the Dursley's longer than anywhere else, it was not his home. #hpchapteraday

Texreader Can you even imagine? 😞 3y
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I loved the writing and the people described before the current time of the story. Parts of the books left me confused as to why some actions happened which made me not like the book as much as I would have otherwise. A good read especially if you like magical realism and ghost stories. Trigger ⚠️

mjdowens You had me at magical realism and ghosts🤗 3y
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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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A good read for when you have issues with your bikini!

RanaElizabeth What if your bikini has issues with you? 3y
MarriedtoMrT @RanaElizabeth We need a like button. I want to like or LOL your comment. 3y
ultrabookgeek @RanaElizabeth lmao I honestly have no idea 😳 3y
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Jokila How'd NaNo end up going for you? 3y
ultrabookgeek @Jokila fail, fail, fail! Lol 3y
Jokila ''Tis better to have tried and failed my friend 😌 3y
DivineDiana This book was so much more than I expected! Enjoy! 3y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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bedtime reading for our first night of vacation

LiteraryinLititz Have a great trip! 3y
BooksForEmpathy Oooh! Where are you!? 3y
ultrabookgeek @BooksForEmpathy in 🇯🇲 (Jamaica) specifically in Mo' Bay. 3y
ultrabookgeek @LiteraryinLititz thanks! I want to get some pool side and beach side reading in. 3y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Guys - I need help! I want to bring one more novel on vacation with me. Any short novels you can recommend I can bring? You can check my stack - I try to stack only what I own to read.
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Please note I was told I could only bring 2 books - so I'm thinking 2 novellas and a play count as one right?
Little does he know how many books are on my kindle -- *evil laugh*--

Moray_Reads I really enjoyed Every Heart A Doorway 3y
thec0zy I loved Every Heart A Doorway too! @Moray_Reads 3y
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rubyslippersreads Most people in my book club (myself included) did not care for Dietland. 3y
Megabooks Dietland! I own it in print and as an audiobook! 3y
Liberty Who told you this???? 3y
ScarletQuill I'm super excited to read Dietland, it looks awesome! 3y
ultrabookgeek @Liberty lol it was Carlos and we were in negotiations starting at five lol apparently he wants to spend "quality time" together ? 3y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Maybe you should start eating every meal with your hands, bent over the trash can.
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Definitely contemplated this a few times. Anna (yes we're on a first name basis!) gets me.

Tcip Just finished this. It was hilarious. 3y
Notafraidofwords I haven't read this book, but I legitimately think about this everyday. 3y
BookishFeminist 😂 yep, definitely have thought about all of these things before. 3y
Tcip "Is Anna a basic bitch or the basicist of bitches?" Not exact quote but still hilarious. 3y
geekerydo Super relatable 3y
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Nowadays I know the true reason I read is to feel less alone, to make a connection with a consciousness other than my own.

RanaElizabeth It's amazing that a solitary activity can foster great feelings of community. 3y
CoffeeBooksRepeat I love this ❤️ 3y
LeahsBookNest Love it!! 3y
Zelma Lovely. 😀 3y
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Above all I had to let go of my objection to the love tribulations of women.

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A Madness So Discreet | Mindy McGinnis
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It is not my place to pick and choose the mad that you defend. But I cannot agree that he is among them. If it's childish reasoning that brings him to his actions, it is reasoning all the same. A child learns the difference between right and wrong, and violating that is exactly what brings him pleasure. He knows what he does, Doctor. He knows and revels in the doing.