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    AmokAmokAmok

    I just finished La Belle Sauvage by Phillip Pullman. Its the prequel to the Golden Compass series which I loved. Definitely a must read if you love fantasy type stories!

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    Howdywiley

    I just finished the Nightingale and it was fantastic.
    A few chapters into The a couple in a cabin 10. Hoping it builds a bit more momentum.

    Anymore recommendations out there? I finish a book every few days so I go thru them quick!

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    Kate

    The woman who wrote The Nightingale has a new book out Tuesday that you can pre-order. Looks good… I thought The Nightingale was a little cheesy but I liked the story.

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    bondgirl

    I recently watched the first season of Mindhunter on Netflix (SUPER good show btw I highly recommend watching!)….the show itself is based off a book written by former FBI agent John Douglas. He was a pioneer in development of criminal profiling and criminal psychology. His book, Mindhunter, outlines his techniques and practices he used in developing these criminal profiles and how they became applicable in predicting their future behaviors. His work is what led to the development of serial killer profiles and establishing warning signs of one, etc.

    His book was an inspiration for Jack Crawford in “Silence of the Lambs” as well as other fictional characters….such as the ones in the new Netflix show. If you’re into crime shows and stuff, this is a fascinating read.

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    TheRascal

    Oooh! Another Philip Pullman fan! I loved His Dark Materials and felt a little let down by La Belle Savauge. Amok, what did you think about how Alice’s (that was her name, right? I read it right when it came out and have forgotten) character seems to exist only so that Malcolm can save her from the pedo that is after them? That seemed so counter to everything Pullman has done in terms of creating smart, independent, strong female characters. That was a huge disappointment to me. Hopefully, Alice plays a more important role in later books.

    I just read SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward, which also just won the National Book Award. Wow — if anyone wants to think more deeply about epigenetic inheritance and the deeply ingrained racism of the south, this is the book. I was blown away.

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    Kate
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    Kate

    Gah, “The Great Alone” has gotten really overwrought and melodramatic like The Nightingale, but it’s still an entertaining read.

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    Kate

    Ok, F this book. It started off so good. I thought the girl and her mom were going to have to survive in the wilderness being hunted or something, but it turns into ridiculous YA melodrama. I will finish it, but I’m over it.

    But we saw Black Panther today, which is good, and they showed the trailer for the Jennifer Lawrence movie Red Sparrow, which just made me order the book. Looks amazing, and it’s a trilogy.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008J4PK86/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518989555&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=red+sparrow+trilogy

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    Lucidity
    Lucidity

    If you like poetry, I just finished The Sum and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. It was beautiful, and reading it brought me such peace. I loved one poem so much I’ve had it printed and framed it:

    let it go
    let it leave
    let it happen
    nothing
    in this world
    was promised or
    belonged to you anyway

    all you own is yourself

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    Lucidity
    Lucidity

    The *Sun* and her Flowers

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    Ginger
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    @baker_babe If you like Nancy Drew you should check out the podcast Get a Clue, Nancy Drew. Its by these two hilarious southern women. I loved the books growing up (still do!) and listening to this podcast makes me laugh every time.

    Are you rereading the original books or the Nancy Drew files?

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