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Leviathan Wakes
Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
The first novel in James S.A. Corey's SF New York Times bestselling Expanse series. Humanity has colonized the solar system - Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond - but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, The Scopuli, they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for - and kill on a scale unfathomable to Jim and his crew. War is brewing in the system unless he can find out who left the ship and why. Detective Miller is looking for a girl. One girl in a system of billions, but her parents have money and money talks. When the trail leads him to The Scopuli and rebel sympathizer Holden, he realizes that this girl may be the key to everything. Holden and Miller must thread the needle between the Earth government, the Outer Planet revolutionaries, and secretive corporations - and the odds are against them. But out in the Belt, the rules are different, and one small ship can change the fate of the universe.
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Weisubei
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4.2 ⭐
This book is truly amazing, I love everything about it, the plot, the politics, the characters, and it comes with a beautiful space map at the front.

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Weisubei
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Starting this chunk two days ago and can't put it down

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BookDadGirlDad
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And I've been sucked in to another series. This started a little cliche for me but quickly turned from it. The action, political intrigue, and character development made for a page turning thrill ride. Humanity is threatened and it's up to an idealistic ship captain and his crew to bring the threat to an end. I agree with George R R Martin. This is interplanetary adventure as it should be written. 5🌟

Jaimelire Great series! 3mo
Creadnorthey This is a good one to get sucked into! Cheers 2mo
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Fr3NcHtOaSt
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Wasn‘t sure how I‘d like this book, as space sci-fi is iffy for me, but I can not put this book down. It hooked me from the first sentence. I hear the show is great. I‘ll have to check it out after reading this.

#LeviathanWakes #JamesSACorey #TheExpanse #scifi #spaceopera #ebook #kindle

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BookDadGirlDad
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Gonna roll the dice. It's on my April #bookspin list. Maybe I'll get a head start if the right number is pulled.😁

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CuppaGabbage
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Started the Expanse series today with Leviathan Wakes. So far so good.

BookDadGirlDad On my #tbr. I'm in need of a good space opera 3mo
CuppaGabbage @BookDadGirlDad it's pretty awesome so far and it's a 9 book series. It's quite the undertaking but I felt same way, needed a space opera myself. 3mo
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BookDadGirlDad
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Apparently, I've made a commitment to read and/or collect another series.

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HollyBolly
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Definite pick. The authors state that they wanted to created a space opera that focused on what could happen in between now and when humans are truly roaming the galaxy. I like how this reflected in the technology. The characters were enjoyable and some of them grew on me as the book went on. There were many aspects of the plot that I was not expecting. I had a hard time after about 400 pages with finishing it just because it seemed a bit long.

kwmg40 I love this series! The TV adaptation is excellent too. 5mo
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HollyBolly
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Hot chocolate, a good book, and a snowy view! The best!

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kwmg40
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After watching the final episode of The Expanse season 6, I felt compelled to reread the first book. It was interesting to spot the small differences between the book and the TV adaptation.

My dilemma: read the recently published book 9 to find out how the series ends or reread books 2 through 8 first?

Second book finished for #JoyousJanuary. @Andrew65

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

shanaqui I'd reread -- there's sooo much in the books that I found I'd forgotten, when I started rereading. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
kwmg40 @shanaqui I felt the same way too, and there is so much the TV series left out of the last couple of seasons.

@TheAromaofBooks Thanks for stopping by!
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Andrew65 Need to read this. Well done 👏👏👏 5mo
Andrew65 That‘s always a dilemma! 😬 5mo
kwmg40 @Andrew65 Yes, you do need to read this! Just kidding of course ... I definitely don't want to tell other people what they should read. However, this is one of my two favourite sci-fi series, Bujold's Vorkosigan series being the other. 5mo
Andrew65 @kwmg40 Aiming to get to more s I-fi this year so is a great recommendation. 5mo
Kammbia1 I watched up to Season 5. I really enjoyed the TV show and I do want to read the books. 5mo
kwmg40 @Kammbia1 Both the novels and TV shows are great. While there are some differences, the TV series is overall quite consistent with the books. 5mo
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HollyBolly
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I wasn't expecting anyone to die just yet. And I liked Shed! 😳😢

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AlizaApp
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I had been on hold for this one forever, ever since binging The Expanse earlier in the year. Part detective story, part raggedy-crew-of-misfits-in-space, part interplanetary war. A great start to the series, and I will definitely keep reading.

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Branwen
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OMG! So I made my cousin come with me to Barnes & Noble today because I had a few holiday gift cards to use! 😁 (I am especially thankful to you, Scott! THANK YOU! @vivastory ) It definitely would have made more sense to wait until after I got home so that my suitcase wouldn't be extra full...but I couldn't resist! 😂 B&N IS HAVING A 50% OFF SALE ON ALL HARDCOVERS! OMG! So most of these books I got for half off! 😲💕📚 #bookhaul

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Branwen I couldn't believe my luck! I was able to pick up a few classic editions like the Penguin Clothbound hardcover edition of The Jungle Book, and also the collector's edition of Leviathan Wakes ALL FOR HALF OFF! I am still reeling from how many treasures I got today! HUZZAH!! ❤📖❤ 6mo
vivastory I just returned from B&N a bit ago myself. I was hoping you'd be able to take advantage of their sale. Were they busy? I don't remember the last time I've seen the one I went to as busy as it was 6mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 yay!! So much fun. 6mo
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Branwen @Avanders It really was! 😃❤ @vivastory I hadn't even realized about the sale until I walked in and I almost fell to my knees in excitement! 🤣😂 OMG YES! It was crazy busy! It's been a long time since I've seen any B&N like that! I was really lucky to snag the Leviathan Wakes special edition as there were only two left! It's normally $40, and I was on the fence about buying it since I already have a copy..but that sale convinced me to go for it! 6mo
vivastory I've heard that the Leviathan Wakes special edition is stunning! I keep meaning to start the series. I have the first couple of books on my TBR shelves. 6mo
Branwen @vivastory It's such a great series! At least what I've read of it so far! I'm planning on finishing it in 2022! But so far it's just such an absolute delight! 6mo
Desha I went to the 50% off sale on the day after Christmas because I got an email from BN telling me about it...Oh boy I was as excited as you are lol! I bought 14 hardcovers!!!!! Squee!!!!! I was so joyful as I watched each book ring up as $13.98, $14.99 etc.....true bookish happiness! ♥️📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 6mo
Branwen @Desha Wasn't it so thrilling to get all those hardcovers! It really is an incredible deal! 6mo
Desha Yes!!!! It was just so much fun because it NEVER happens 😂! Thank you Barnes and Noble! 👍🏻👏🏻♥️📚 6mo
Branwen @Desha Right?! Usually it's buy one get one half off but THIS SALE WAS THE BEST OF THE BEST! 6mo
Desha I‘m having trouble because the sale lasts through today where I‘m at and I‘m desperately wanting to go back and get some more of these great deals....but the budget says no way!! 😂 6mo
Branwen @Desha SAME! 🤣😂 6mo
Desha So proud of myself....I didn‘t go!! But I did buy 14 hardcover books on Sunday at the sale!! 😂🤣😂 6mo
Branwen @Desha Still a winner in my book! 😁👏👏👏 6mo
Desha Lol YES! 🎉🎊🎉 6mo
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Skeebies05
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This took awhile to read but I really loved it! A wild ride. On to the next book

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TheBookStacker
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I got boosted and I feel crappy but happy to have protection. Taking tomorrow off to rest and hopefully I don‘t feel too crappy and I can read at least a little.

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sarahgreatlove
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I have read mostly YA sci fi, so was really curious about this series. A lot denser to get into but really well done, it reminds me of the illuminae files (but I like those better, who knows, I must be YA at heart). I definitely enjoy a good spaceship/mystery virus/crazy corporation romp so I‘ll be continuing with this series, for sure. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Roary47
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4✨ I‘ve seen bits and pieces of the show and realized it had been on my list for a long time. My husband loves this show so he bought me the entire series to officially watch it with him. I love the plot line. It took me a while to get into though. By the end I‘m glad I didn‘t watch too much to spoil it for myself.

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Traci1
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AlaMich Ooooh, those pink sprayed edges! 💖 9mo
EvieBee So pretty! 9mo
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Lizpixie
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At the end of day8 of #AwesomeAugust #readathon I only managed a few hours of Bk6, this chunkster of a SciFi novel, as I‘ve done my elbow again finishing my scarf so holding books is difficult. I‘m still pleased with my progress this ‘thon, I‘ve almost hit all my goals so🙌Still in lockdown here as cases skyrocket, now the whole state has joined us in Sydney. When is it gonna end? I‘m lucky I‘m a reader who also does craft, otherwise I‘d be 🤪!

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 10mo
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LazyOwl
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This was a reread for me, but in audio format this time. I thought the narrator was quite good, he didn't do a lot of different voices but I found I liked the narration anyway 🤷‍♀️

Cheshirecat913 My husband got me to watch the Prime show The Expanse last week, I have enjoyed it so far...maybe will have to check out the books. 10mo
LazyOwl @Cheshirecat913 I enjoyed the TV Series and I think the first book follows that pretty closely. 10mo
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keithlafo
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Wow. An brisk read that manages to include everything from interplanetary politics, to vomit zombies, to space battles. I loved every second of it, and can‘t wait to read more of this series.

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keithlafo
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Somebody wants my attention… #cats

sharread What a cute kitty! 😺🥰 11mo
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keithlafo
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Always by my side. #cats

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Roary47
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My husband has been watching the Prime Original Series (and recently finished season 5) of The Expanse. He found out I‘ve had the series on my TBR list since 2017 according to GoodReads and decided I needed the books so he can watch the series again as I finish the books. 🤣

Chrissyreadit I love this! 11mo
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Marmie7
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The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao finally was ready to be shot.
#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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LiteraryLona
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Hello, my old friend. Rereading this series, because it‘s just that good.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 Jim Holden is an officer on an ice miner that shuttles between the Rings of Saturn and the mining stations of the Asteroid Belt. When he and his crew discover an abandoned ship, they suddenly find themselves in possession of a deadly secret. A secret that someone is willing to kill for, and on an imaginable scale...

MsMelissa This series is so good! 1y
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Really enjoyed this book, definitely think you should read it if you like sci-fi or if your looking for a book to get into sci-fi with. I watched the TV show first so that may be clouding my judgement but I think the show might be a little better than book, but if the later books are anything like the show I am excited to continue.

Twainy It‘s funny to read social media ... I‘m always thinking ... did you read the book? It does follow the books enough so that I know what‘s coming. Enjoy! Don‘t forget the novellas! 1y
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TheSpineView
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I love a good Sci-Fi adventure and this one delivers. Great plot and characters. The world building was brilliant. Very realistic portrayal of what a future among the stars might be like. The political climate and racial divide among the people born in various places in the solar system was hard edged and unromantic. I see why this book won so many awards. Thanks @wanderinglynn for this! 5⭐

AvidlyAlexis Yay! I love this one, it's a good series and each book creates a different piece to the universe which is awesome. 1y
Bette I loved this too. 👍❤️ 1y
DogMomIrene One of my favorites too! The cast of characters remind me of Firefly. 1y
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LazyOwl I really enjoyed this one too. I need to get my hands on the rest of the books. 1y
Twainy Love this series 1y
wanderinglynn Glad you enjoyed it! 1y
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#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

"The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot."

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Traci1
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I've hit a reading wall the past couple of days. I just can't get interested in anything new. So...I'm going back to a favorite. I love these books so so much. I may just listen to the whole series before moving on to something else.

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Lizpixie
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#JumpStart2021 #Day4 #FirstInASeries This is the first book in the SciFi series that the tv show The Expanse is based on. I really like the tv series but the books are so much better. It‘s about a future humanity that is divided between Earthers, Mars & the Belt, in a guerrilla war for years until an organism is unleashed on one of the habitat asteroids. 5⭐️

Jaimelire My son and husband are totally addicted. They‘ve read all the books. 1y
Traci1 I am addicted to this series. ❤ 1y
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ReaperOfTerrasen
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~A Year In Books - Favorites of 2020~

Day 4: Favorite Book of April:
Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse 1)

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JoyBlue
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Of course, I never want to be disappointed in a book I‘ve chosen. Somehow, I feel especially disappointed when said book is from one of my favorite genres. This was exceedingly long in relation to the number of interesting things presented. I hope this was a daily deal (that I didn‘t spend an Audible credit on it). I won‘t continue with the series.

RachelAmphlett My other half loves these books but I‘m not a fan of sci-fi (I don‘t hate it, I‘ve just never had a chance to read it amongst everything else on my TBR). However I love the TV series and the characters - perhaps give that a go if you get the chance? 2y
JoyBlue @RachelAmphlett Thanks for the tip! I'll add it to my watch list. It's sort of funny—I mentioned to my partner that book 1 would make a complete TV season. I didn't realize it was a thing. 😂 2y
RachelAmphlett @JoyBlue it‘s addictive 😉 2y
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Decalino
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I *love* the TV series The Expanse and figured it was high time I read the books it was based on. This was the type of book that had me sitting at work, thinking about how much I wanted to go home and read it, despite the fact that I knew what was going to happen! Now I need to read the rest of the series to see whether other favorite characters are as fully developed in the books as they are on the show.

Traci1 The books are sooo good. The narrator is really good, too, if you ever want to try them on audio. 2y
Decalino Good to know! 2y
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I typically read some of everything but lately I've been trying to decide which genre I prefer more. It might be a tie between fantasy and sci-fi. I knew the Priory book was long, 804 pages, but Leviathan is no slouch at 561 pages. I love the show Expanse, but wanted to see what the books brought to the table. Because we all know the books are usually better. Do you have a favorite genre?

Traci1 I LOVE the expanse series. The show is great, but I love the books so much more. There are characters that my husband, who's only watched the show, doesn't care at all for, but they're my favorites because of how they come off in the books. 2y
bookishbitch @Traci1 I really like Amos and want to know more of his backstory. 2y
Traci1 @bookishbitch yeah, Amos is one of my faves. There is a novella called The Churn that tells his story. 2y
bookishbitch @Traci1 Thanks for the tip! 2y
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Picture 📸 taken from: https://bit.ly/2Gfz9iN

Watching this series during the last weeks with my significant other does count as reading, doesn‘t it❓😉

We just finished season 3 and enjoy the story very much. The last episodes remind me a bit of “Metro 2033”. Anyone else with this association❓

Still uncertain if the books are for me but again I am pondering over buying the audiobooks.

@DaveGreen7777 did you already inhale all 8 books❓

DaveGreen7777 I‘ve actually only read the first book so far! 🙈 Hopefully I can dive back into this series soon! 😁 2y
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Lizpixie
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My current time for the #24B4Monday #readathon after a day spent working in my garden. Audiobooks are a wonderful thing aren‘t they? You can still read while getting shit done. My garden was productive today, some very sweet carrots(a little bent but aren‘t we all) & some purple snow peas. One bed is now empty, dug over & topped up with new compost, ready for planting tomorrow hopefully. Time for corn, radish, cucumber, beans & capsicum🌽🥕🥬🍅🥒

Clwojick Yummmm! Carrots fresh from the garden are the best! 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant time AND great produce. 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌 2y
Traci1 The Expanse books are so good on audio. 2y
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Lizpixie
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Today‘s plans are #audiopainting my bedroom a new colour after replacing a wall due to mould🦠 It was a tomato red feature wall with dark cream on the rest, but a change is as good as a holiday so sky blue with white trim it is💠A lot brighter in here. Continuing my #SciFiSeptember theme for the #SuperSeptemberReadathon I‘ve read this previously but I‘m needing to refresh my memory before starting the 3rd book. What‘s your Saturday like?

Texreader Sounds and looks lovely! 2y
Andrew65 Looks great 😍 2y
Hooked_on_books I love it! It‘s still Friday here, but my Saturday will be work, cutting flowers. (I know, it doesn‘t really sound like work 😬) 2y
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Ruthiella
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Three books/series that spawned TV series. I read the book Sex in the City and watched every episode. I read the entire Magician trilogy but haven‘t watched the show. I only read the first book in the Expanse series and have not watched the show on TV.

#3books

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚📺 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile Day 27 - I missed yesterday. I went to the pub instead. It had been that kind of day 📚 I really enjoyed The Expanse so hoping this is just as good! Political space opera is my jam

MsMelissa I loved this one! 2y
KtheBookwyrm Although the weakest in the series in my opinion, still a very good book. I recommend the expanse series to anyone who enjoys a good space opera. 2y
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StellarDoc
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Well, I'm hooked.

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StellarDoc
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#Loki and I are finishing this big book this morning. #CatsOfLitsy

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BMWtheAuthor
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A perfect blending of story and hard sci-fi. For the full review, please visit http://benjamin-m-weilert.com/index.php/2020/07/15/book-leviathan-wakes-2011/

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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#ManicMonday #LetterL @JoScho

Book: Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey
Author: Legrand, Claire
TV Show: Lost
Band: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Song: Look Through My Eyes - Phil Collins

JoScho Thanks for playing ☺️🖤 2y
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“The Space Opera is a genre of science fiction with strongly action-oriented narratives”, Wikipedia says.
Well, so I‘m a weirdo but I didn‘t give a darn for the frame story. It was for the characters, world building and it‘s plausibility that I didn‘t bail. The interesting that hooked me was regularly followed by tedious fillers until the next milestone came.
I‘m curious for the screen adaptation now but I‘m _glad_ this is over. I need a pause.

RamsFan1963 I've not read the books, but I love The Expanse TV series 2y
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👉🏼 https://adbl.co/3hgIZ1g

Still unsure if I‘m fond of it or not. 🤷🏽‍♀️

But I checked for the other audiobooks of this series – just to be on the safe side. 😉 Don‘t know if I‘d enjoy the sequels in reading but in being read, I might.

But it‘s for sure: It‘s neither a short nor a cheap pleasure.

(If I go for a trial month I might be occupied with listening to the series 24/7, so it might be wise to combine it with being on vacation. 😄)

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Thanks for the tag, @DaveGreen7777 😁

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Inform the media, I‘m on time‼️😂

1️⃣ “The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy” – Ev‘vey. single. time. 😊

2️⃣ “Metro 2033” because of the ending I completely had forgotten about.

Rolling the 🎲: @Ruthiella @mhillis @ravenlee @RamsFan1963 @La_Cori – where‘s @Come-read-with-me ❓🤔 Does anybody know❓

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and thanks for playing! 2y
DaveGreen7777 😁😁😁 2y
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😍 That scene where they all sit after having had dinner out of imitation ingredients and discuss that cheese conspiracy. 😍

It‘s those scenes I love this book for. I don‘t fall so much for the vomit 🤮 zombies 🧟‍♀️ – even if they get credits for originality – and the intrigue I at the moment know of, but for the descriptions of living conditions and their effects on the various “men kinds”.

I buy everything.
Well researched or well imagined.