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Infomocracy
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
Read Infomocracy, the first book in Malka Older's groundbreaking cyberpunk political thriller series The Centenal Cycle and the novel NPR called "Kinetic and gripping." The book The Huffington Post called "one of the greatest literary debuts in recent history" One of Kirkus' "Best Fiction of 2016" One of The Washington Post's "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016" One of Book Riot's "Best Books of 2016 So Far" It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line. With power comes corruption. For Ken, this is his chance to do right by the idealistic Policy1st party and get a steady job in the big leagues. For Domaine, the election represents another staging ground in his ongoing struggle against the pax democratica. For Mishima, a dangerous Information operative, the whole situation is a puzzle: how do you keep the wheels running on the biggest political experiment of all time, when so many have so much to gain? Infomocracy is Malka Older's debut novel. PRAISE FOR INFOMOCRACY A fast-paced, post-cyberpunk political thriller... If you always wanted to put The West Wing in a particle accelerator with Snow Crash to see what would happen, read this book. Max Gladstone, author of Last First Snow "Smart, ambitious, bursting with provocative extrapolations, Infomocracy is the big-data-big-ideas-techno-analytical-microdemoglobal-post-everything political thriller we've been waiting for." Ken Liu, author of The Grace of Kings "In the mid-21st century, your biggest threat isnt Artificial Intelligenceits other people. Yet the passionate, partisan, political and ultimately fallible men and women fighting for their beliefs are also Infomocracys greatest hope. An inspiring book about what we frail humans could still achieve, if we learn to work together." Karl Schroeder, author of Lockstep and the Virga saga At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼📚💙 2y
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xicanti
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Throwback to last night, when I ate coconut curry tofu while I read another chapter of INFOMOCRACY. I started the book earlier this month and decided to take a break when I realized I wasn‘t in the right mood for idea-centric SF. That was a good move, because now I‘m in the perfect mood for it! I hope I can scrounge some quality time with it tonight.

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xicanti
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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Presenting the four books I MUST get off La TBR in October. I chose INFOMOCRACY because I enjoyed Older‘s work on ORPHAN BLACK and THE ILLUSIONISTS because reading THE HUMMINGBIRD‘S DAUGHTER by Luis Alberto Urrea reminded me how much I like to wallow in thick historical novels.

TBH, I‘m not enthused about the last two. They‘re each the third book in a series where the second book was a huge disappointment. They get 50 pages to hook me.

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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Low-stakes near-future techno-thriller based on machinations between governments that run 100,000 person mini-states right before a decennial election. Ken works for one of them that is hoping to have a chance at the Supermajority (i.e., running the most mini-states). Mishima works for Information, the non-partisan technocratic organization that conducts elections & disseminates information. They team up to counter the bad guys & have sex.

kingrat Tried out bookly for tracking, which is used to generate this graphic. Page counts based on what's displayed on my Kobo. Since my eyesight is getting worse, I've enlarged the font size and thus, the page count. 3y
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kingrat
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My plan is to read the rest of the evening. Unless i get tired, i should finish Infomocracy tonight.

kingrat Didn't quite finish. Probably tomorrow morning. 3y
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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Infomocracy is finally getting a little interesting.

There's a natural disaster and some political intrigue and some people sexing each other.

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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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It feels like something is about to happen finally. There was a little bit of intrigue between different governments the last time.

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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Getting some reading in at bedtime. Gotta be up early to watch soccer.

Infomocracy is about a future where governments rule areas with exactly 100000 people, and there's a few thousand parties that run. Doesn't seem like a 2nd place party gets a say in each "centenal" but i am not far enough in to grok the complete setup. There's some political chicanery afoot, but it's too early to tell what or to care much.

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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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My Sounders team scarf (and season tickets) came today, so I'm wearing it and starting chapter 3.

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kingrat
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Starting the next book. I've heard good things about this one.

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Sarz
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3.5 ⭐
I enjoyed this, but I regret doing the audiobook. I think I would have preferred a physical copy more. I got lost in what was happening quite a few times, plus couldnt get my head around some of the concepts. I'll have to do a re-read - I think I'll get more out of it.

ozma.of.oz Honestly, it‘s not much easier reading it in print! I think this is a book that just needs a second reading, no matter what way you read it the first time! 😂 4y
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ozma.of.oz
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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1 - 🎧 Magic for Liars and 📕 Infomocracy
2 - “The library at Osthorne Academy for Young Mages was silent save for the whisper of the books in the Theoretical Magic section.”
3 - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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ozma.of.oz
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Riley makes a good book stand. Ish. ❤️ #dogsoflitsy #Riley

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Megpyre
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Plane reading.

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Brooke_H
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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A total slog to get through 70 pages. Dense and unnecessarily complicated. The characters are uninteresting and wooden.

BookishMarginalia Just the title turns me off... 4y
Brooke_H @BookishMarginalia 😂 I heard it was so good! I actually tried it bc my one 2018 reading challenge I didn‘t finish was to read some cyberpunk. 4y
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lostinabookbrb
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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A book about elections, subterfuge, and voting. I enjoyed this book muchly. The world building is well thought out. Mishima is amazing.

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AiBBot
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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If you are looking to learn about current view of politics, do not read this book. If you want a futuristic thriller where political parties (“charismatic” creepy old power vs policy based vs corporation driven vs etc.) vie for election on a global scale in a micro-democracy system (I would be tempted to move to the Hello Kitty centenal) and the independent company “protecting” the world‘s information, read this book.

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Jabberwocky
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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Hey friends I really enjoyed this book, and I‘m looking for something similar to follow it up with. It was very much a political techno thriller slash sci fi type thing, and I‘ve never really read anything like it before. I thought I‘d see if there were any #recommendations about! #scifi #technothriller #recomendsday picture of newly shaven Georgia for attention grabbing 😅❤️ #dogsoflitsy

Jabberwocky Also @TheKidUpstairs my friend can‘t get enough Carmen post. She is loving the book but is also horrified that she didn‘t understand gay conversion in the first place. She thought it was more Christian summer camp 😅 5y
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Soubhiville A favorite of mine is 5y
Jabberwocky @Soubhiville @Mitch both stacked, and thank you! @MinDea It‘s been on my TBR FOREVER! I can‘t wait to read it 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Will ponder and get back to you! Plus I gotta agree with @Soubhiville That book rules! 5y
Soubhiville Also, as a groomer I gotta say your pup looks great! I bet she smells nice too. ❤️🐶 5y
Jabberwocky @Soubhiville Thank you! She was just a mass of curls when we took her in and we almost didn‘t recognize her when they brought her out 😅 5y
TheKidUpstairs @Jabberwocky I'm so glad that she enjoyed the book, and that it helped her to understand! 5y
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Jabberwocky
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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I enjoyed this significantly more than I expected. It takes at least the first 1/4 to get interesting but once she hooks you it‘s hard to put down. Set 20 years in the future, global politics has evolved into micro democracy- instead of national governments an individual government is elected every 10 years by groups of 100,000 citizens. Very #technopunk #futuristic and #political, but definitely fulfilled my need for some hard sci-fi. 💙🌇

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Jabberwocky
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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Not strictly #bookish but it‘s my birthday on the 11th so I thought I would treat myself to a day off today and an extra fancy #manicure. I can‘t get over how gorgeous my fingers are! And now that I‘m back from the salon I‘m hoping to finish this up- it‘s gotten really really good and I‘m super excited to see how it ends!

niha923 Your nails look gorgeous!! 😍😍 5y
Jabberwocky @Mitch I haven‘t, thank you!! 5y
Jabberwocky @niha923 Thank you I‘m so in love!! 5y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Cooooool! Also April birthdays for the win! 5y
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Jabberwocky
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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Anyone else visit Walmart for half price Easter candy today? 😅💖🐣

JoScho Lol I went yesterday but they were pretty picked over. 5y
AmyG I went Monday. 5y
Dragon I bought a half price stuffed bunny at Walmart today. 🐰💕 5y
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Jabberwocky
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I 100% giggled at this quote. Post massive earthquake in Japan, and of course the tea cart is still up and running. I‘m enjoying the novel so far, but it‘s definitely a slow march through the first quarter. It‘s dense with future politics and technologies and I find myself often going back and re reading paragraphs for make sure I followed right.

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Jabberwocky
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Well, I‘ve got snacks, water, my book and tunes and a fresh scentsy cube on. Guess I‘m ready for the #litsyblackout2018 🙈📖

GondorGirl I love the hashtag! 5y
ReadingSusan I don‘t know how I will make it through 😭 5y
CoverToCoverGirl Preparation is everything during emergencies! 😎 (edited) 5y
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Jabberwocky
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Welp. Lucille likes the book. I‘ve decided she needs her own hashtag 🖤📖 #LucilleProblems #tuxedocatsoflitsy

trazo 😻😻😻😻😻 5y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ Lucille! 😽 5y
LiteraryinLawrence This is such a cute picture! 5y
Jabberwocky @trazo @rubyslippersreads @LiteraryinLititz Honestly she‘s so easy to take pictures of, she‘s just such a character 😅 5y
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Jabberwocky
Infomocracy | Malka Ann Older
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I‘m not quite finished with the #postlit pick, but I‘m feel the need for a change of pace. I picked up this techno-thriller and I‘m hoping a little cyber punk hits the spot for me.

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Decalino
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This is the perfect book for anyone who loves politics and high-concept SF, an intricately plotted story set 40 years in the future, when micro-democracy allows for thousands of choices in government and Information ensures all voters have access to objective data. A fascinating read in this time of alternative facts and rampant "narrative disorder." I already picked up the sequel and plan to read it very soon.

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Merethebookgal
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This was a really interesting read! Almost the entire world is a global micro-democracy where each group of 100k people vote for what government they want. This story picks up 20 years into this new way of governing and right before the next big election that could make-or-break this way of life. The beginning was a little slow, but as it goes on there‘s double-dealing with political intrigue and espionage thrown in, too, to keep you guessing!

Crash I read this last year and found it to be an interesting book. There is another by the same writer called Null States. I haven't gotten around to reading it yet but you might want to check it out. 5y
Merethebookgal @Crash Yes, I thought it was quite interesting as well. I checked on Goodreads, and this will be a trilogy with Null States as Book 2 and in 2018 the 3rd book will be released (called State Tectonics). 5y
Crash @Merethebookgal I'll have to keep an eye out for the third one. Thanks 😊 5y
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Chelsey
Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older

Trying to deal with my apparent apocalypse blues by reading a bunch of post apocalyptic and neo-societal fiction. This one's a little close for comfort with election hacking and such but it does a good job of explaining the functionality of the new micro-democratic arrangement without info dumping or unrealistic expository dialog

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writerlibrarian
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This was on sale yesterday on Amazon Canada, still is today. 2.99$ 💸💸💸💸 It has been on my to get list for quite a while. #emojinov One more in the 📚🤣

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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To hell with the kindle daily deal, the one click button, and my will power.

vivastory It's hard to resist at $3! I thought I had this on my Kindle. I do now 😂 5y
Ashley_Nicoletto I also thought I had it, but didn't. 😂😂 Read it in seven years. 5y
Chelsey Amen!! @vivastory Also that add audible narration box gets me almost every time! 5y
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Merethebookgal
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I'm halfway through with this book, and while it was a little slow going, it's starting to get really good! I'm enjoying it tonight with some crockpot chicken n' dumplings (sooo yummy!) and a new candle from @novellyyours called "Deck the Hauls" (love the pun!) that smells like sugar cookie, peppermint, and garland, I love it!

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Merethebookgal
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Starting this ebook today

TheNextBook I‘ve had this for a while. I‘ve heard it‘s good! 5y
Merethebookgal @TheNextBook I really liked it but still need to write a review lol, I‘m behind yet again 😅 5y
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Laura317
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Interesting take on politics in a future world. Some things seemed rather present day. I read it via my library. Not sure I will read the sequel though.

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Laura317
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"We find that the people who hate each other that much rarely view the same types of Information." This seems an awful like now. Why do people hate so much? #smh

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Laura317
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Laughing at the Hello Kitty centenal (government area) - I hope there is a Doctor Who centenal! 💙

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Laura317
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Starting this one today. So far, so good! Someone posted about the sequel earlier, and that grabbed my interest.

Faibka Looks intriguing 👀 5y
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stargazerblue49
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Littens, I‘m not proud of how my summer trended. I wanted to be better. I also let my anxiety and depression get the better of me - a lot. It‘s amazing how I can look at this chart and see how my health has been affected. But I‘m hoping to start changing. I got out for the second day in a row today and I‘m hoping to continue the streak! Here‘s to happier days and healthier habits! 🍪🍪🍪

Alfoster Here's hoping your depression is on the mend!❤️ 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 5y
Mimi28 (((((( hugs ))))))) it's been a bad summer for my anxiety and depression too 5y
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Librariana Sending you lotsa these 💜💜💜💜 and a sprinkling of these 💖💖💖 and sa'more of these 💙💙💙💙. And a 🐢 because why not! Oh, and some cake, too! 🍰 5y
PenguinInFlight Sending big hugs!! My anxiety was worse than usual this summer, as well...here‘s to a better fall! ❤️❤️ 5y
kspenmoll 💓💓💓💓 5y
DarcysMom 💜💛💚💙 5y
silentrequiem 💕💕💕 5y
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ness
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Got an ARC for the sequel, so it's time to read Infomocracy! (Good thing we're dead at work right now.)

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naturalog
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It's #24in48 time!

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BeckyLeJ
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Most of the bday book haul! Can't wait to get started on these 😊

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JessReads
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Did you know there's a hammock park in Philly? I'm here for a few days visiting a friend, and we're relaxing with books in hammocks.

RanaElizabeth Is this along the river? I left right before they got all fancy and I'm so jealous now. 6y
Hooked_on_books Every town should have a hammock park! 6y
JessReads @RanaElizabeth Yeah, down basically next to Penn's Landing! It's been awhile since I've spent any time in Philly, and it is becoming such a cool city! 6y
RanaElizabeth @JessReads Hah, silly city with two rivers, I meant along the Schuylkill River. I had heard they did that all up too. 6y
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JessReads
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New book on laundry day!

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meggofrank
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Saturday setup. At least for a little while. Enjoying this one quite a bit. We just started the last season of House of Cards last night, so I am all elections all the time. This is much better than real-life elections.

Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 6y
Foragingfantasy @meggofrank hey! I was about to wrap up your next owl post and put it in the mail, when I checked the mail and got my next one early! I have already read this one and wondered if you'd mind getting the next two at once? If it will take some of the fun out of it I'll wait, up to you. 6y
meggofrank @Foragingfantasy you can send it whenever. Maybe it'll motivate me to start the current one. 😳 6y
Foragingfantasy @meggofrank I feel ya on that one... Ok I'll post them this week sometime 6y
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Conservio
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I'll be reading at least one story from Silver Birch, Blood Moon. I hope to finish genome, ghost map, and infomocracy in my #24in48 reading challenge. Lab girl and paper magician I hope to starts #library

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Conservio
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Library haul. all of which are on my good reads tbr.. this year I'm really working on diversifying my reading. Picked up a genre I don't really read+ two POC main characters + two different places (Australia / Arctic). #library #tbr #maybeonedaythelistwillbe #below10

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Laalaleighh
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This book smells especially amazing.
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hgrimes I had a friend recently who said she didn't like the smell of books. Boy, did I give her a look! 6y
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Laalaleighh
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I saw Trevor Noah tonight. He's even funnier than I imagined. I'm even more hopelessly in love. I'm pretty sure he's staying in the same hotel as I am tonight & it's so cool. This is probably the closest I'll ever be to him but I can't be the creepy stalker girl that doesn't respect privacy. So I guess I have to be content telling my grandkids I once stayed in the same hotel as TrevorNoah at the same time. Cause grandma was cool like that 💁🏼👵🏼

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 6y
ScorpioBookDreams I'm so jealous! Glad you enjoyed it. 💕 6y
MyNamesParadise Dang I would've gone the crazy stalker girl route! 6y
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melbeautyandbooks That's awesome! 6y
BooksForEmpathy Isn't he amazing!? Glad you had a wonderful time. 6y
Laalaleighh @ScorpioBookDreams if he ever comes to the U.K. you have to go see him. He's amazing! 6y
Laalaleighh @MyNamesParadise I really wanted to. It was so hard to not let the crazy out. 6y
Laalaleighh @BooksForEmpathy you were so right! Possibly the best stand up show I've ever seen. 6y
ScorpioBookDreams @Laalaleighh I really hope he does sometime 💕 6y
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Laalaleighh
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And now for something completely different.

saresmoore This is the exact caption I was planning to post! Hahaha! I want to hear what you think of this one. My something different is 6y
Laalaleighh @saresmoore haha, great minds and all that!! oooh I just stacked your something different. Sounds fascinating! Can't wait for your review! I'll def tag you whenever I finish this one! 6y
Zelma Very cool looking cover! 6y
saresmoore Thank you! 😘 6y
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Lindy
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Cyberpunk.
Political thriller.
High concept science fiction.
Global adventure.
However you classify this, the audiobook narrated by Christine Marshall kept me riveted. If you like novels by William Gibson or Cory Doctorow, check this out!

ReadingEnvy I thought you might be interested in this - my friend Bryan hosted a readalong of this book on his blog. https://bryanalexander.org/tag/infomocracy/ 6y
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Bryan's readalong posts look great! Thanks. 6y
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