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The Confusion
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold.In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession.Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies, stubborn alchemy does battle with the natural sciences, dastardly plots are set in motion ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the madness into which his world has descended.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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MrBook
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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It‘s Monday night, so, what the heck, let‘s see a double-dose of #LitsyHumor!

BookBabe 😂😂😂 omg I love this!!! 9mo
RachelO 😂😂😂 9mo
thereadingowlvina 😂😂😂 9mo
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DarcysMom 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
readingjedi When I was small I used to read/say this name as Step Hen!!! 9mo
Texreader That‘s great!! 🤣 9mo
hermyknee Hahaha this made me chuckle 9mo
Maggie_Reads 😂😂😂 9mo
Purrfectpages 😆 9mo
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kwmg40
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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I only managed to read 7 hours and listen to 4 hours of an audiobook for the #24B4Monday readathon. However, I finally finished this 900-page tome which I‘d been working on for the past couple of months, so I‘d say the weekend was a success! Thanks to @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting.

TheReadingMermaid Still a very good reading time. I'm sure you'll do better next month too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid Well done on a great effort 👍😊👏, thanks for playing along and well done on finishing that chunkster. 😁 11mo
Kristelh Did you like it? This is one of my favorite authors. 10mo
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kwmg40 @Kristelh I did like it, though not as much as Quicksilver. I‘m a huge Stephenson fan too. In case the different username threw you off, I‘m mathgirl40 at LibraryThing who ran the Stephenson group read. 😀 10mo
Kristelh Oh, good to know. Have you read Reamde? Seveneves? 10mo
kwmg40 @Kristelh I‘ve not read Reamde yet but I loved Seveneves. 10mo
Kristelh I really enjoyed Reamde. There is a bit of everything in that one. 10mo
kwmg40 @Kristelh Good to know. It‘s definitely on my wishlist now! 10mo
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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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Thirteen: Unlucky for some, but not for me in my weird little number quest. Am currently accepting bets on when people think I might reach number 100 #countingbooks

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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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Double spot for numbers ten and eleven #countingbooks

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Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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Spotted a number six. On to number seven... #six #countingbooks Thoroughly enjoying Neal Stephenson's wordsmithery (is wordsmithery a word?) and world-building. It's the book, and series of books, that the phrase 'sprawling epic' could have been designed for

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CSeydel
Confusion | Neal Stephenson

Anyone else having weirdness with notification and times today? For instance, after I check my notifications, the red bubble with the number goes away ... but when I close the app it comes back. (No, I‘m pretty sure I didn‘t get 46 likes in 3 seconds.) And I just commented on something minutes ago, and the person responded just now, but when I look for it, the app shows it as “5h” ... is it a time zone issue?

wanderinglynn I haven‘t had that issue, but I have experienced some other issues, like error messages that I then have to close the app & reopen. 2y
jfalkens I'm having that issue too! 2y
jfalkens And my profile disappeared twice so far 2y
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JacqMac Yes. And yes. They have posted on FB that they are working on the glitches that happened when they changed servers. 2y
GarthRanzz I‘m having the same trouble. Seems everything since the move shows like 5 minutes even though they are older. And every time I try to access my info it causes the app to stop responding, throwing out errors. If I stay away from my info everything works fine. 2y
TrishB I‘m getting those! At one point it told me I had 264 notifications!! Then they‘d disappear.... but they weren‘t really there... 2y
Chrissyreadit I feel better now. 2y
rohit-sawant I've been experiencing some weirdness with the notifications, too. 2y
JoScho Mine is doing the exact same thing 2y
CSeydel Aha. Good, it‘s not just me. I‘m sure they‘ll get it sorted out. 2y
Jess7 They‘re updating the system. Tim Spalding mentioned the little mini resets he did on Facebook today. You‘re not alone 2y
CSeydel @Jess7 👍🏼 2y
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abbsinwonderland
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson

✨Soo Litsy is finalllllly back up!!! Yay!! I'm a little confused as to why it was down when I don't seem to notice any changes? I also have yet to start using #LibraryThing. Can anyone explain to me the point in Litsy servers being down? What's different? Also, is Library Thing worth getting use to a new app? 🙈

laurenbescoby There wasn't any changes I don't think, they were just moving all of the app systems and all of our posts etc over to the Library Thing servers. I've been exploring Library Thing in the down time. Seemed clunky at first but I'm getting used to it 😊 2y
bookswithbec They transferred the info to different servers 2y
abbsinwonderland @miralunasbooknook @bookswithbec ahhh so there will probably be another apocalypse when they want to implement changes. So since they transferred everything, does that affect Litsys book catalogue? Or will that have to be in a different update type of deal? Like are Library Things books now option to choose on here? Since Litsy has so many duplicates 2y
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abbsinwonderland @miralunasbooknook Do you have cons and pros figured out yet? Or still just getting use to it? 2y
bookswithbec I‘m not sure what they are doing next. Tim (the owner of LibraryThing) keeps everyone in the known in the Onward Litsy group on fb 2y
laurenbescoby @abbsinwonderland I think it was purely a migration of the app etc. We'll probably have more downtime in our future if they implement any other changes. They didn't mention any other updates/changes. X 2y
abbsinwonderland @bookswithbec yes, I'm in the group. Hard to find relevant posts tho 😔I'll do a deep dive there. Thank you! 2y
abbsinwonderland Change makes me nervous 🙈 2y
CouronneDhiver We just hopped to a new server... very important but not very “glamorous” where changes are concerned. 2y
abbsinwonderland @CouronneDhiver I'm a techie 😆 I understand the importance, just wasn't sure if they were gonna do our suggestions this time around or not. That's what I'm nervous about. 2y
DGRachel My understanding is that this was purely a server migration-no changes. Apparently, a few accounts had issues with missing posts and TBR lists, but I don‘t think it was widespread, but people panicked. LT and Litsy are very different. I use LT to catalog my books, but I don‘t use any of the social features. I like that I can scan in my purchases and check my personal library from my phone so I don‘t buy something I already own. 2y
jfalkens @abbsinwonderland it makes me nervous too 2y
lorannen @DGRachel Can confirm, you're correct! Just a server migration - no changes at this time. We're investigating reports from a few members who had trouble. TBR and Read list issues were short-lived. 2y
LitDrivenGirl I've been a member on LT for almost 11 years. Their app is a great feature, but best used (imo) for scanning your books in. The desktop site is where most of the features are more easily accessed and utilized. I love the site, but I'm also really obsessed with data/numbers for book collection ? so maybe that explains it. I recommend LT to so many friends and customers! We've even joked about hosting "how to's" at our shop. 2y
abbsinwonderland @LitDrivenGirl I think I seen something about paying for premium LT? Do you know anything about that? Or maybe @lorannen can help with that, too? 2y
abbsinwonderland Or @kgriffith ? Im sure you guys are getting tons of mentions!! 2y
LitDrivenGirl @abbsinwonderland membership is $10 a year or $25 a lifetime. I signed up for the lifetime all those years ago and don't regret it. You can catalog 200 books free. Over the years they have made it so you can catalog your CDs, DVDs, and vinyls too 😊. 2y
abbsinwonderland @LitDrivenGirl What all comes with the premium as oppose to the regular? Or is a membership necessary? 2y
kgriffith We‘re waiving fees for Littens; you shouldn‘t hit a cap but if you do let us know and we‘ll upgrade you :) The app is strictly for cataloging, it‘s very good at what it‘s meant for, and everything else is very robust and customizable on the desktop site. That‘s also where the Talk forums are. 2y
LitDrivenGirl @abbsinwonderland the membership gives you the ability to catalog more. A free account you can only catalog up to 200 books (or other media). You still have access to what the site offers with the free account, just the limit on catalog count is in place. I'll answer questions all day about LT because that's how much I like what they do for book lovers 😉. On LT I'm books_ofa_feather 2y
abbsinwonderland @LitDrivenGirl ooooh I see! Thank you!!! You've been a ton of help, I may just have to take the chance and go down the rabbit hole of LT 2y
abbsinwonderland @kgriffith whaaaaaaat?! No way! That's awesome of you guys! Thanks for all your help, also. 😆😆 2y
kgriffith @abbsinwonderland welcome! 😁 2y
tonyahoswalt @kgriffith Is the upgrade only for new LT users that are Littens, or does it include old LT users that have returned to it solely because of Litsy? 2y
kgriffith @tonyahoswalt I‘m not back “in the office” until tomorrow after my morning class so I don‘t have an official answer, but if you hit a cap at 200, comment on one of my Litsy posts or on my wall on LibraryThing to let me know. It may be temporarily lifted across the board; I‘m unsure as I don‘t work on the .com side, but I can ask tomorrow! 2y
ablachly @tonyahoswalt it‘s for anyone who uses Litsy. We‘re going to come up with a more automated way to do it, but for now just email litsy@librarything.com with your usernames on both sites and we‘ll get the LT one upgraded. 2y
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VanChocStrawberry
Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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@BarbaraTheBibliophage the number is lower for me today, but still not #29!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow - that‘s weird. And not good. Ugh. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Here‘s what I found. The numbers (70 vs 29) are different on my iPad vs iPhone. So maybe that‘s why? Different platforms? 2y
VanChocStrawberry That makes sense, but it‘s frustrating! 2y
VanChocStrawberry And what are all these other book apps? Kindle, etc I can see...but that‘s only a handful. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @VanChocStrawberry I looked through the Books category today. There are lots of copies of The Bible, other books-as-an-app, book cataloguing apps, many I didn‘t investigate. It‘s frustratingly unclear. 2y
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99problemsbutabookaint1
Confusion | Neal Stephenson

For those of you in the #BOOKED2018 or not I'm feeling rather at odds because while trying to pick my books to read I do not know what MC stands for. If anyone could help my poor confused brain out I would gladly appreciate it. 🤔🤔

callielafleur Main character 😊 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @callielafleur Thank you so very much!!🤗🤗🤗 2y
callielafleur You are very welcome! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Bookish shorthand ... sorry for any angst it caused. 😘 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @BarbaraTheBibliophage no worries I realized I could ask my fellow #littens for help!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
BethM I had to ask this too. All I could come up with was motorcycle clubs (think 1%ers) it was a good laugh for all! (edited) 2y
99problemsbutabookaint1 @BethM I kept coming up with Motorcycle Clubs too and I knew that wasn't right lol. 2y
BethM @99problemsbutabookaint1 I'm so glad someone else's brain works like mine! 2y
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Jamesfahyauthor
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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Part of his Baroque Cycle, The Confusion, along with Quicksilver and The System of the World, effortlessly weaves a wealth of historical fact into a page turning adventure story. Science, architecture, history, pirates, alchemy, courtly intrigues, all are present, and the story is littered with real historical figures brought vividly to life. I learned more reading this series than I did in school! essential reading
#book #bookstagram #historical

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Jamesfahyauthor
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
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It is the late 1600s on the high seas. A group of Barbary galley slaves plot as they ply the oars of a pirate ship, hatching a daring scheme to find an enormous cache of Spanish gold. Amazingly, they succeed - leaving some very unhappy men behind who vow to hunt down the vagabonds and bring them to justice, no matter the cost. -review to follow

BooknerdsLife Love this set up & it's sounds interest 😃💚 2y
Jamesfahyauthor I had 640 worth of green silk and a bottle of gin. Have to do something with it ? it's a damn good read ?? 2y
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