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Old 06-08-2020, 03:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hogwarts RPG Name:
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Gryffindor

Hogwarts RPG Name:
Edric Mason Cambridge
Slytherin
Fifth Year

Ministry RPG Name:
Bernadette O. Grantham
Law Enforcement

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David O. Truebridge
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To go off what Ulfa said, Crazy Rich Asians (the whole trilogy) is SO GOOD. The movie was great too, but it doesn't hold a candle to the series! Lol. I really felt like I learned a lot from reading these books, and I love love love the author's writing style and characterizations. I mean, there are a LOT of characters in the series and I felt like all were fairly round/well-developed. It's hard to even say which one was my favorite!

So anyway, two recent reads that have been sticking with me:

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (contemporary, Sa16+). This is an excellent book and a pretty good movie (directed by Richard Linklater). The book is amazing though. I would call it multi-genre (or I guess epistolary) and an absolutely perfect example of indirect characterization. Everything you learn about the titular character is through someone else's perspective. It's also LOL hilarious. Seriously. You will laugh when you read it. I loved this book. Here's a description I think from Wikipedia: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a 2012 epistolary comedy novel written by Maria Semple. The plot revolves around an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica." Fun fact: I did not name my RPG character after her, but they do have some similar characteristics. LOL.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty (contemporary, Sa16+). Here's another hilarious book which could be considered a thriller but nah not really. Here's a description I adapted from Wikipedia: Nine Australians from different walks of life attend a pricey 10-day "Mind and Body Total Transformation Retreat" at a place called the Tranquillum House. Chaos ensues.

Liane Moriarty is one of my favorite thriller authors; you might recognize her name from Big Little Lies. She is seriously a master of creating a large cast of funny but well-developed characters. In fact, I feel like she has a lot in common with her protagonist, Frances, in this novel. Annnnnd I just found out Nine Perfect Strangers is going to be adapted into a Hulu series starring Melissa McCarthy, coming out next year! WOOT! That's gonna be funny.
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