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  1. Finished the fourth Wheel of Time book. Loving the series now. Time for some Bukowski because I'm not entirely depressed and cynical enough. Starting with "women".
  2. It's infuriating. I've been reading a lot of books from the perspective of black narrators during segregation. But, I'm still so surprised when I read anything about it. The medical community failed this woman and should be ashamed. Not only did they take cells without her permission, they did not tell her the radiation therapy would leave her unable to have children, nor did they protect her medical information. She was treated like an animal by John Hopkins.
  3. Reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the fourth Wheel of Time book (which is incidentally the longest. ugh), Blood Meridian, and maaaaybe one day I'll actual start reading Les Miserables.
  4. I bought "12 Years a Slave" but I didn't get very far because it seemed really, really dry. Does it get better as it gets into the story? Because I was falling asleep in the beginning. I understand it's a true story but I figured watching the movie (and getting to stare at Fassbender) would suffice.
  5. Just finished Doctor Sleep. It was worth it for the ending. It wrapped up Danny's story really well. I like Dan a lot as a character but I could do without the rest of the book. I wouldn't recommend as it's kind of a drag and not all that scary. I even do this thing where I only read scary books after dark (I have a kindle so I'll sit in a pitch black room) and it still was barely creepy. Unless you really, really loved the Shining...just read 11/22/63 and ignore everything else he's put out for the past 5 years..
  6. Top ten favourite books of all time! Maybe even top 5. I couldn't stop laughing the entire book and was actually depressed that I couldn't read about Crowley and Aziraphale anymore. =( As a side note, the second title is "The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch". "Nice" is used here in the archaic meaning of the word which means "stupid". If you like it, check out "Discworld" by Terry Pratchett. While Gaiman coauthored "Good Omens", Pratchett was the man behind the wit. There are like a 50 Discworld books and while many of them have reoccuring characters and subplots and
  7. "Where'd Ya go, Bernadette?" Cute but shallow. I expected more. Would recommend to a friend's mom but not a friend. "Never let me go". Sad, melancholic, and eerie. I liked it. The "twist", I always saw coming, was beautifully done. Like it was always there, visible yet unaddressed. It was a dread that I didn't want to face and that's exactly how the author planned it. Halfway through "Doctor Sleep". Boring. There were some minorly creepy moments in the beginning with Danny but it's pretty lackluster. The true knot are not scary. This is my first Stephen King book and I'm pretty underw
  8. On the third Wheel of Time book. And Ender's Game. Finished Stardust, the Book Thief, and the second wheel of time book last week.
  9. Just finished both the Book Thief and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls I'm now reading the second wheel of time book. Better than the first.
  10. Joined a book club on goodreads. Reading The Book Thief and Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. I am getting a kindle for xmas. My reading will reach a whole new level.
  11. I finally finished the first Wheel of Time book. Gah! I can't commit to 13 more of these books! I'm moving on to Practical Magic, book #1 of the discworld series. There are 40 of those though @_@. At least Pratchett detests dullness.
  12. If you like Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow is a must read.
  13. Finished the Help. Better than I thought it would be. I actually cried a few times. Movie was great too (rented that a few days later). Easy to read but hard to stomach.
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