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Aug. 9th, 2019 | 07:44 pm

So here's a book meme from brittdreams.

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read:
What the Eyes Don't See, for sure, given that in my graduate program we worked on several projects in Flint (if you've not been following me since 2012 or so, you can read up on the major one of these at this tag). It's not the first non-fiction book on my list this year about Flint, and I am getting to the book soon!

A book that's been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven't picked it up:
I've done much better in the last couple of years on culling down the oldest things on my list, but probably my undergrad architecture professor's book, Building the Cold War, has been on there the longest.

A book in a series you've started, but haven't finished yet:
I don't do series anymore, but I suppose I never finished The Dark Tower series, and that was when there were only three installments! Now there are seven? Never going to happen.

A classic you've always liked the sound of, but never actually read:
Tropic of Capricorn comes to mind. I ate up Tropic of Cancer but never got to the other one.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read:
Where the Crawdads Sing.

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but you just haven't read it yet:
Olive Kitteridge, maybe? I have read reviews saying the book actually wasn't great, though.

A book you see all over Instagram/Tumblr/BookTube but haven't picked up yet:
Lots of chatter about Hillbilly Elegy, but I'm still not sure I feel like supporting the author or that it's really the compelling and unique story a lot of folks make it out to be.
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M!ke

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from: rockingthemike
date: Aug. 10th, 2019 03:07 pm (UTC)
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if you watched olive kitteridge, do not read olive kitteridge. it was a slog. something i thought while reading would actually be better on television.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 11th, 2019 04:08 am (UTC)
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Noted! Thanks.

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Aug. 13th, 2019 01:28 pm (UTC)
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What the Eyes Don't See is an awesome book though. Even my undergrads mostly liked it, and that's saying something since a lot of them were business majors.

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jonathan

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from: silverthief2
date: Aug. 17th, 2019 11:01 pm (UTC)
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I'm looking forward to it! Our library's giant hold queue for the title finally cleared out.

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Muriel

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from: brittdreams
date: Aug. 18th, 2019 12:49 am (UTC)
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YAY! Let me know what you think of it.

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