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All the Birds in the Sky
All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
From the editor-in-chief of io9.com, a stunning novel about the end of the world--and the beginning of our futureChildhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn't expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one's peers and families.But now they're both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart around them. Laurence is an engineering genius who's working with a group that aims to avert catastrophic breakdown through technological intervention into the changing global climate. Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the world's magically gifted, and works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world's every-growing ailments. Little do they realize that something bigger than either of them, something begun years ago in their youth, is determined to bring them together--to either save the world, or plunge it into a new dark ages.A deeply magical, darkly funny examination of life, love, and the apocalypse.
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Erika13137
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*sigh* so many books to read, so little time.

DivineDiana Truth! 😕 1w
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Pickpick

Took me a minute to get into this (the tone, especially in the first section, was Roald Dahl with swearing which is not what I was expecting) but it really grew on me, as did the two characters. There is a lot going on in this world but Anders brings it together in a surprising and satisfying way!

ehewett88 really enjoyed this book I got into her after meeting her at a book convention in new York. 2w
WhatWouldJaneDo @ehewett88 that's awesome! I was reading an interview with her recently, she seems like a cool person. 2w
funnypages “Roald Dahl with swearing” may be the best description ever. 2w
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BookishShelly
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Pickpick

I loved this book at the beginning and still enjoyed the middle. While the last third was good, it kind of petered out for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ladyneverwhere
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Pickpick

I loved this genre mixing, terrifying, optimistic novel. It combines so much of the world we live in (climate change, technological advancements, good coffee) with lovely sci-fi/fantasy touches (talking birds and doomsday machines). I can't wait to read more from Anders ❤️

CouronneDhiver This book didn‘t work for me at all, but for all of the reasons you gave, I can see many people really enjoying it. 👍🏽 Definitely an adventure! 1mo
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unabridgedchick
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Seriously obsessing over this book but also dragging my feet at finishing. I'm not ready.

Notafraidofwords That‘s me all the time with a book I‘m enjoying. 1mo
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xicanti
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I‘m marking this a Pick because I did enjoy it overall, but it‘s also a Disappointment. I loved the hell out of the beginning, to the point where I imagined myself screeching about it to random folks on the street. It was gloriously weird and charactery in an OMG WHAT EVEN IS THIS???? way. Totally my thing.

It‘s still weird at the end, but for me it got less charactery and the magic eventually whomped out. I think it might‘ve been a bit too long.

xicanti I guess I‘m kind of glad my connection to the story faded in such a way that I‘ll remember ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY as a Disappointment rather than a Betrayal like certain other could‘ve-been-5-star reads (ie, THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley and BOY, SNOW, BIRD by Helen Oyeyemi, both of which I‘ll always be mad at). 2mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I liked this one a lot, but I also spent a lot of time afterward thinking of all the ways that last chunk could be improved. 2mo
xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m worried that if I do too much of that it‘ll transform from a Disappointment to a Betrayal. The opening gave me such high hopes for the experience. 2mo
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xicanti
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I finished ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY on the first leg of a 10.5-mile #audiowalk that took me through a cool residential area, down a riverside path I‘d never explored before, and past three libraries that I forgot would be closed since they switch to summer hours after Victoria Day.

DivineDiana Walking pass three libraries! 😲 2mo
xicanti @DivineDiana I went and looked in the windows of the first one, just to get my book fix. Summer hours are so inconvenient for the Saturday roamer. 2mo
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xicanti
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I took Casey for an #audiowalk first thing this morning and forgot to take pictures. Oops. Here‘s one from last night instead.

I‘m still loving this book. Kudos to narrator Alyssa Bresnahan for her volume modulation, too. She doesn‘t whisper; she adjusts her tone to SUGGEST she‘s whispering, and her producer keeps the volume even. This outdoor listener is grateful.

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xicanti
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I wanted to hang out in the backyard and read, but today‘s run and my general walking about left me 1500 steps short so I went on an #audiowalk. Now I‘m 5000 steps over, which I can live with.

I‘m glad I got more time with this awesome book, too! It felt like a potential 5-star read in the beginning, but now that‘s up in the air. It all depends on how it ends.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Looking forward to your thoughts on this one. 2mo
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wtimblin
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Pickpick

What a wacky, off the wall book. Loved it! Hard to describe it really, as 'science-fantasy' doesn't seem to fully encapsulate it. I recommend wholeheartedly, had a really great time reading this today

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nelehelen
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Panpan

2/5
Woke up at 2:30 am to finish this book for #DeweysReadathon. Unfortunately, this book was not for me. It was disappointing because I really wanted to love this book. The premise is super creative and I love that it transcends genres. But, the writing felt contrived and the characters had no depth. So much potential, but fell flat for me. I kept reading hoping that it would get better, but it didn‘t. 😕

#ReadHarder2019

ReadingSusan Aw so sorry. I love this cover. 4mo
JuliaTheBookNerd Totally agree! 4mo
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Smarkies
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OMG! Thank you so much Lee! It landed on my doorstep this morning so unexpectedly! 😘
@LeeRHarry

LeeRHarry You‘re very welcome, enjoy! 😊 4mo
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REPollock
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t keep going, the precious narrative tone made me want to throttle every character in the damn thing. This is a book plenty of people love, but I‘m not one of them. Abandoned, so no rating.

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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

This book was weird. Very different than anything I‘ve read before. Basically a book about science vs magic. I would recommend it. I felt it dragged a bit in the middle where I almost put it down and didn‘t pick it back up. But I did and I‘m glad I did. Laurence and Patricia are oddballs and always feel like they are outcasts except when they‘re together.

#readharderchallenge - book by trans or non-binary author

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Laughterhp
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Such a relaxing Sunday! Laying on the couch and reading the tagged book. I‘m about 70 pages into this book and it‘s pretty good if a little weird.

I‘m not timing myself because that stresses me out!

#currentread #currentlyreading #SixOnStPaddys

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REPollock
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Next kindle read.

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Karisa
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Pickpick

Forces of nature and technology face off in this scifi fantasy centered around two people desperately trying to do the right thing in a world that makes the way very unclear.

Thank you, Tor, for publishing such innovative great reads! I switched over to audiobook while traveling this week and the audio version is fantastic too.

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Karisa
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#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

📕 All the Birds in the Sky (Anders)

📗 eReader (soft glow of the screen makes for a great late night reading!)

📘 Bleak House... Sorry, Dickens! (Still feeling guilty from high school. I think it was the only assigned read I have flaked out on. 😳)

RamsFan1963 I've read and loved several Dickens novels, but Bleak House is a horror to trudge through. 5mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Pickpick

Two misfits become friends in middle school, and due to strange circumstances part ways. Years later, Patricia is a powerful witch, and Laurence is a tech genius. Together, they want to save the world. Patricia talks to animals, can fly with the birds and seeks help from an ancient tree. Fast paced coming of age fantasy.

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Pickpick

Pick!
Sci-fi and AI and romance and witches and nature and science and the end of the world. It‘s somewhat convoluted, but quite original.
Now I understand the inscription in my book! 😁😆

RealLifeReading Very cool 5mo
Laughterhp I just bought this book. I‘ve wanted to read it for so long!! 5mo
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DivineDiana
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Current read! I‘m getting some Sabrina the Teenage Witch vibes. #youcanfly

Cathythoughts Magical cover ✨✨✨ 5mo
rmaclean4 I have been meaning to read this forever. 5mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts And there‘s magic inside too! 😉 (edited) 5mo
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DivineDiana @rmaclean4 It moves quickly! 🙂 5mo
Jbakesmcgee3 I enjoyed this one! 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My current audiobook! 5mo
DivineDiana @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice! What do you think so far? 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I like it. Almost done! I have about 2 hours left. The concepts are interesting and I like the dilemmas the characters face. I gotta little distracted during the latter adult years but it‘s still good. I actually met Charlie Jane Anders at BookCon last year and she was super friendly and kind! 5mo
DivineDiana I‘m almost finished as well! How exciting that you met the author! I am not sure how the story will play out, but I‘m happy to see that Patricia and Laurence are getting close again! 🙂 5mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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#audiopainting
Listening to Charlie Jane Anders makes priming kitchen cabinet doors not so grueling.

(And Im using cans of vegetables to elevate the doors so I can paint the edges)

Cortg Smart idea with the veggie cans! I love it! 6mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @cortg I stole that idea off the Internet 😆 6mo
Cortg Those are the BEST ideas 💡 6mo
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AutumnRLS
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Book mail!

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Rudis
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Mehso-so

I‘m really not sure what to make of this book? I enjoyed the first third, when they were children, a lot. It was when they became adults that the prose & plot fell apart for me. I made it through, but I didn‘t really enjoy it as much.

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TieDyeDude
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1. My girlfriend loves making roasted chicken and veggies of assorted varieties and flavors
2. I saw Anders on a panel a couple years back, and heard good things about the book, which was recently on sale.
3. 24
4. Different editions of The Princess Bride, all Palahniuk's books
5. There are a couple domestic trips I'd like to for in, but international is unlikely
#humpdaypost @mindea

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heikemarie
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Mehso-so

I finished this book this morning (finally!) after having to start from the beginning since I had started and stopped so much. It was okay. I liked the concept and I thought much of the dialogue and description was very clever. I think it tried to do too much, though, and so returning to previous plot elements felt abrupt.

Regardless - My bookish #bujo layouts for 2919 are looking pretty smashing if I do say so myself!

jpmcwisemorgan They‘re so tidy and pretty! 7mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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My #MountTBR2019 😬

I‘m trying for #MtEverest again this year. In 2018 I was able to read 92/100 completing #ElToro #MountTBR2018 ...maybe this year I‘ll be able to get 100/100 📖

#MountTBRChallenge

#BookNerd 💙📚

squirrelbrain Wow, that‘s amazing! 7mo
DivaDiane Well done!! 7mo
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heikemarie
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I have been reading All the Birds in the Sky off and on for like a year! I actually really enjoy it but I keep getting distracted. I‘ve had crazy attention deficit when finishing books lately. My plan is to finish out 2018 with it. ☺️ #theviewfromhere #newyearspartyofone

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DoonTheGoon
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Oh. My. Gosh. @Valink this #MakerSwap box is divine!!! Your stitch work on the embroidery is top-notch! And I love all the related items you chose... the sewing tin, and needle minder are going to be very handy additions to my embroidery box! And I love the pattern of the one you've provided for me to stitch!
Thanks @LibrarianRyan for hosting!!!

Chrissyreadit Wow! 7mo
DoonTheGoon Also, this book will hold a special place on my shelf @Valink - my great-grandfather was an avid fly tyer (although through legal means... I hope!) so I am eager to learn more about the craft through this one. Thank you. ♡ 7mo
Carleneishere Ah! The feather thief and All the Birds In the sky are two of my husbands favorites 7mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. That all looks fun. And the feather theme. Love it. 7mo
Valink @DoonTheGoon I@ so glad you like the package. And how cool that your great Gpa was a fly tyer!! I‘m listening to The Feather Thief on audio and it‘s really interesting so far. I love a good heist story! 7mo
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Anita
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Happy birthday to me!

britt_brooke 💃🏼 Happy birthday!! 8mo
RaimeyGallant Happy birthday! 8mo
Soubhiville Yay, happy birthday 🎉🎊🎂🎁 8mo
Reviewsbylola Happy birthday!! 🎊🎉 8mo
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Allietaylor16
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My latest #libraryhaul

ohyeahthatgirl Severance is one of my favorites this year. Wasn't expecting it to be so satirical, but I loved it. 8mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

This story was a love story disguised as a magic vs science trying to save the world.

Besides that there really wasn‘t a storyline. I was confused the whole time I read it expecting a “ah ha!” Moment of understanding to happen but it never came.

The writing was good and the characters were interesting but despite that I didn‘t live or hate this book. Would I read it again, no. Would I recommend it to others, no.
def not a scary read.
⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Hoping to finish the tagged book today. I don‘t know how to I like it and my attention seems to wander whole I read it.

hermyknee I can‘t stop reading There‘s Someone Inside Your House - I even downloaded the audiobook so I don‘t have to stop when I run errands 😂 9mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @hermyknee that‘s awesome! I‘m so happy you are enjoying it. How is the audiobook? 9mo
hermyknee @That-Bookish-Hiker great! Bahni Turpin narrates ☺️ (edited) 9mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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This book is on my tbr formoctoebr but is it really a “Halloween” type book. It‘s about the end of the world and magic and science but I also have Dread Nation.

So should I read this now or wait and just read Dread Nation? 🤷🏽‍♀️

#hellllp

DivineDiana Decisions. Decisions. You can‘t go wrong! 🤔📚😉 9mo
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CareBear
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Feeling festive with this beautiful bookmark made by @BookBabe

RadicalReader @BookBabe you have the most wonderful artistic abilities when it comes to creating such creative bookmarks 10mo
Melwilk @BookBabe Do you have an online shop for your bookmarks? I really like this one. Thanks! 10mo
CareBear @Melwilk (and anyone else who‘s interested) http://www.bookishart.com/ 10mo
Melwilk @CareBear Thank you! 10mo
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taraWritesSci
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Insomnia strikes again. A great excuse to start a new book. 😋

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Dragon
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Look what‘s the free download from the Tor email club. Happy dance 💃

Texreader Cool! Is there a way to still join? 10mo
Dragon Thanks @Texreader you can sign up at Tor.com ereader Club. They send emails about Tor books etc. And best of all once a month they offer free ebooks. The free books are available for download for a short period so it‘s a good idea to check your email regularly. 10mo
Texreader Thanks!! I‘ll sign up! 10mo
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LibrarianRyan
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Hey all. Look at what is this months free ebook from Tor.

https://ebookclub.tor.com/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=eblast&utm_term=tor...

llwheeler I'm definitely getting this one, i've wanted to read it for ages 10mo
TheSpineView I saw that. For sure going to pick this one up. 10mo
jessinikkip Thanks! Im for sure going to get a copy, it sounds great 10mo
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HufflepuffGirl90 I jut got mine!! It looks so good. (edited) 10mo
minkyb 👍🏻 10mo
jfalkens Thank you! I'm signed up but always seem to miss it lol 10mo
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hgrimes
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Hmmm...yep, she nailed the San Francisco hipster coffeeshop.

Moray_Reads "subversively naive" ? 10mo
hgrimes @Moray_Reads That part made me laugh too! The author‘s verbiage is so perfect throughout the book. 10mo
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hgrimes
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Saturday morning reading attempt.

Moray_Reads Are they mini cinnamon buns? 🤯😋 10mo
Mitch That looks like a perfect breakfast! 😍 10mo
hgrimes @Moray_Reads No, but it looks like it! I think the angle I took this is creating this weird hobbit effect. They SHOULD make mini cinnamon buns!!! Write to Pillsbury! 10mo
Moray_Reads @hgrimes must just be the angle of the shot, they look so little! 10mo
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okuribi
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Finished two books in two days.
One was Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and the other was the prequel novella of the Chaos Walking series The New World by Patrick Ness.
Both made me Weep (!).

I'm turning to this one in a deep hope that it'll give me some peace of heart (I'm okay with the thought it might not).

Chelleo You‘re on a reading roll! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🌸 10mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
Bamazin Welcome! 10mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 10mo
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inmegslibrary
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Then at last, he decided that life would not be worth living if he couldn‘t eat ice cream from time to time.

GingerAntics Ice cream does make like better. 🍨 11mo
tammysue Sure does! 👌🏻 11mo
Nute Cool photo! 10mo
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hgrimes
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This is my super productive method of reading books lately. (Not clearly visible: 14 different tabs open and photoshop) #ReadingSlump

CoffeeNBooks My cats would be sitting on the computer, lol! 😹 11mo
hgrimes @CoffeeNBooks you‘re right, this is an inaccurate representation as usually the Fluff is being a nuisance. 11mo
TheWintergarden Looks like Fluff is heading there now. So cute. 11mo
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hgrimes
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oh, I like this book! I‘m only 33 pages in, but I‘m tricked into thinking I‘ve made progress.

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hgrimes
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Another bug! He‘s so fuzzy!!! Hi! ❤️

britt_brooke So cute! 11mo
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hgrimes
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There‘s a really cute bug on my book!! 😻

DivineDiana There is! ❤️ 11mo
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cinder
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Theodor Adorno in a rather terrible exposition on jazz once accidentally described the state of speculative fiction. "Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different and integrates into the omnipotent realm of the profane". Has anyone said anything better about spec Fiction? Speculative fiction typically requires that you trade off depth for marketability. However, Anders is a fucking genius. This book has soul. DAMN!

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Squidapus
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Pickpick

While Squidapus can understand why the tone change midway thru might have put many readers off, he loved almost everything about this book. It is, at it's heart, a tale of how two people became broken and how they tried to clumsily and violently fit together. The framing of one being a witch and the other a tech genius wonderfully parallels the larger struggle of nature/technology that blissfully avoids the trope of "NATURE GOOD, SCIENCE BAD."

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Shadowfat
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Pickpick

While I didn't enjoy the inconsistency in writing style throughout the book I did enjoy the plot and the characters. I'm not sure it lived up to the hype but I'm still glad I read it!

Squidapus Squidapus likes it so far! I assume when they grow up the writing changes tho? 12mo
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