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review 2020-12-02 21:59
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
The Man Who Was Thursday - G.K. Chesterton
The description calls this book a thriller.
I didn't get thriller from the story. Then again, I am not sure I even GOT the story.
It seemed like a giant metaphor. The guys were named after the days of the week. Sunday was basically the men of all men though. Thursday, our protagonist. also known as Syme, was an odd fellow. I think it was him that kept my interest and seeing what would happen to him next. He seemed to find trouble at every turn.
I didn't fully get the story but it was still enjoyable. Strange as that may seem. Won't be looking for more from this author any time soon though. I prefer more modern writing.
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2020/12/the-man-who-was-thursday-by-gk.html
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text 2020-06-25 14:00
TBR Thursdays - June 25, 2020
Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America - Nefertiti Austin
Once Upon a Wedding: A Fiction From the Heart Second Chances Anthology - Priscilla Oliveras,Jamie Beck,Falguni Kothari,Sonali Dev,Sally Kilpatrick,Tracy Brogan,K.M. Jackson,Hope Ramsay,Barbara Samuel,Donna Kauffman
Birth of the Butterfly - Mimi Milan

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+1. Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America by Nefertiti Austin - I have had this on my wish-list for awhile. I first heard of this book from the For Real podcast (from the Book Riot podcast family). It was a Kindle Daily Deal and I didn't think twice before hitting the one-click button. 



-1. Once Upon a Wedding by Various Authors - DNF the first story, skipped to the two stories I bought the anthology for, and DNS the rest. I don't regret the 99 cents I paid for it because the two stories were worth it.


-2. Birth of the Butterfly by Mimi Milan - and with this book read, I finished all the Mimi Milan works on my TBR!


Needle hasn't moved much but there is progress being made I promise. I might the weekends no-Internet days to catch up.



Nook: 223

Kindle: 60 books

Print: 51 books

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text 2020-06-18 14:00
TBR Thursdays* - June 18, 2020
The A.I. Who Loved Me - Alyssa Cole
New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely Did Not Keep (A Vintage Short Original) - Samantha Irby
Dance All Night - Alexis Daria
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century - Timothy Snyder

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Doing this weekly blog post again so that I can keep track of my TBR of books I own. Library books will be featured on Tuesday's Library Love blog posts.



+1. The AI Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole - originally written for Audible, now available in ebook, Kindle, and print formats. I picked this up for #BlackoutBestSellerlist & #BlackPublishingPower challenge - the purpose is to populate the best seller lists with black authors. COYER will be doing a special RAT from June 20th - 28th focused on reading the two books purchased between Monday and Friday of this week. 


TBH, I didn't want to add any of the books mentioned on the lists going around - for one, I have read and absorbed a lot of those books already and for two, I wanted to read about black life that doesn't involve pain, humiliation, or death - I get enough of that from the news media. I wanted to read about the other parts of black life, like love, joy, and laughter. So my first choice was a romance, and one by one of my favorite authors. The other one....


+2. New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely Did Not Keep by Samantha Irby - I read We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by the author back in December and enjoyed it. Irby is a hilarious and honest essayist, so it will be a quick read in keeping with my overall theme for the summer reading.



-1. Dance All Night (Dance Off #2.5) by Alexa Dare. Unintentional winter holiday reading, but I loved it.


-2. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Aka the book that is going to convince me to read Hannah Arendt.


NOOK: 224 books

Kindle: 61 books

Print: 52 books




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review 2020-04-06 09:19
The Eyre Affair
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair came up during discussion in book club when we were reading Rebecca (which is similar to Jane Eyre, which is in the title of this book. It was promoted as being a book about a literary police force tasked with keeping the stories of the books we know as they have always been.

How could I not be intrigued by this. I mean, I am always up for books about books and time travel, so the combination just sounded great.

However, it was even more than that, because quite unexpectedly there was a whole alternative history that was very interesting as well. And dodos for pets! Need I say more?!

All in all, I was very pleasantly surprised with the Eyre Affair and definitely plan to read the rest of the series!

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text 2020-01-14 18:56
TBR Thursday Library Reads: January 9, 2020

Due to BL difficulties, I couldn't update my list like I wanted to. Started anew in 2020.


Borrow (3):


Cover image for A Place of HidingCover image for I'd Know You AnywhereCover image for The Institute


Hold (7):


Cover image for Ninth HouseCover image for Dear GirlsCover image for The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)Cover image for The Woman in the Window

Cover image for One of Us Is NextCover image for The Nickel BoysCover image for The Sea of Monsters

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