I heard only good things about Murderbot, and yes, it is that good! Only too short, but at least there are more books in the series.
If you frequent Litsy you‘ve probably already seen love for Murderbot, the emotionless killing machine that hacks their own system to become a sardonic killing machine that‘s kind of awkward with emotions and would just prefer to watch soap operas, thanks.
The story is basic no-frills sci-fi, but that‘s because the character of Murderbot shines so bright there‘s no real need for narrative fireworks.
As good as you‘ve heard. #SummerOfShort2
This book is HYPED in the book communities I belong to and even at the SciFi and Fantasy bookstore I go to.
It‘s also SciFi and I still feel like an imposter saying I like SciFi since I haven‘t read a lot in the genre.
Due to these reasons, may I introduce you to my intimidating read at the Giant Squid for the #bookjunkietrials for team #bard ?
Not sure if Litsy's going to render this image very well, but it's also on twitter in this thread: https://twitter.com/shanaqui/status/1145115407013093383
Picked out a couple of specific books I enjoyed this year from my book blanket.
(Elevator pitch if you didn't know about it: every book I read this year I crochet a hexagon in a colour that represents the book's genre and source, e.g. “fantasy/library“ = turquoise/purple.)
Hey! The stars finally aligned for me to go on an #audiowalk! At least until that rather ominous sky does something.
I‘m starting my first adventure with Murderbot, ‘cause all the cool kids were doin‘ it.
Reread this on a whim -- I need to read the final book, so why not. I love Murderbot so much. Seeing on my Kindle when other readers had highlighted a line was pretty fun -- Murderbot does have some excellent lines.
I am officially a Murderbot fan! This book packs so much into just a few pages.
Its a quick read that will have you glued to the pages and screaming for more. Murdotbot, just might have a heart and I want to see it develop. And see what type of trouble he can get himself into.
Full Review on GR and LT
One of the great opening paragraphs 😍
So I just discovered the world of sci-fi/fantasy Novellas. Why did no one tell me when I was asking for short stories to look for these?!?!
I‘m not big into stories about Robots, I‘m still iffy on them, but this story was great. I loved Murderbot and its consistent annoyance with the humans. It‘s is lazy and just wants to watch tv, let it watch its tv!! Also I loved when it started calling them my humans” I can‘t wait to read the rest!
Sci-fi is not my thing, but I appreciated how well-written this book is. It‘s amusing and simple without trying too hard or being overly redundant. I don‘t feel compelled to continue reading the series, but as far as sci-fi books go, this was a great reading experience for me. And I loved snapping this photo with my own fuzzy murderbot. #catsoflitsy
Now onto my Pride reading list! 🏳️🌈🎉
Not exactly sure what I am going to read in June but this looks like a nice line up. Plus there are 2 MG book for #LMPBC that I will need to get read as well.
Front Desk is the June #mgbuddyread
Shadow is the series Netflix is basing the new show on
OMS is a @MrBook #TBRtemptation (had to go back a while to find one I would read
Death is just for fun.
I love Murderbot 😍 the voice in this is just so great. Murderbot's self awareness is sweet, funny, and relatable even with the sci-fi setting and action sequences. It's like Annihilation and The Martian had the super loveable baby I've always wanted. Next up this short prequel story while I await my hold on book 2. #mommyreads #speculativefiction #cyborg #robot #space #scifi #novella
More audiobook recommendations for summer road trips!
I have been in a horrible reading slump this year. I've read 7 books so far. Between not being in the right state of mind emotionally and busy with a kitchen remodel I haven't felt up to it. But I miss reading tons of things each month. So im sitting down to read this one today. Its short so hopefully that helps kick start my motivation.
#currentlyreading #readingslump #murderbot
I had so much fun reading this one, but since I finished I can only think that Data (from star Trek) is a Sexbot (according to Murderbot's definition of one) and I can't stop laughing!
I‘m undecided about this one. It‘s really short and I feel like there was a lot of information missing in the story. I‘m going to wait until after the book club discussion before I decide whether or not to continue with the series.
So I did a thing again. The lovely Jenny @readingenvy let me come on her podcast and talk about books. The photo above shows the books we talked about - you can subscribe to the Reading Envy podcast through any app OR you can listen to it via the website link above.
(look in the archive for lots of other interesting guests like @lindy and @shawnmooney too!)
This is why I love book clubs! I‘m not a big sci-fi reader and would probably never pick this book up on my own, but it has glowing reviews and I‘m looking forward to diving into this story and discussing it in a few weeks!
Reading Envy 154 Podcast Episode: Is If If with Paula ( @Centique )
Happy birthday to @Centique
Jenny and Paula discuss what might be lost in translation, and navigate different accents and time zones to chat books. Paula brings one book that was perfect for the date we recorded - ANZAC Day! And Jenny brings one she read after a listener submitted it as one of their favorite reads of 2018.
Today is open day for the #sffs #scififantasyswap ! Thank you so much for all of the goodies @Fan_of_70 ! I love it all! I'm super excited about all 3 of the books, and will be reading All Systems Red first! My husband also thanks you for the chocolate, he is very much enjoying it. @Avanders thanks for organizing such a great swap!
I have a question from anyone who has read this (Murderbot 1. All systems Red). Is this supposed to be there cut off like this?
It‘s like 6 pages that fall between pages 78 and 79.
So not my wheelhouse but so many people rave about Murderbot and I need a short break from all the 2019 Great Group Reads submissions so I‘m going to attempt it (and if all else fails, I‘ll gift it to my son for his birthday in 2 weeks as he‘s about to graduate college and be unemployed so will have loads of time on his hands when he‘s not job searching). #schnauzersoflitsy
Love love love Murderbot. An A.I. who wants to just watch his shows and not have to deal with humans. Yet he finds himself helping them solve the murder of another survey group. Listened and read this book and really enjoyed the narration. Looking forward to getting to the rest of the series!
I don‘t normally read a ton of sci fi, but I picked this up on a whim after seeing someone on Litsy post about the series. I loved it! Murderbot was so grumpy and awkwardly endearing. I‘m looking forward to reading the rest of the series!
Notice the book, just out of reach... this girl wants to snuggle so rarely that I‘m afraid to jostle her and ruin the moment. No book for me!
We‘re having a lazy day today after big brother spent 12 hrs vomiting last night. Hoping none of the rest of us catch it!
I read this book as part of my IRL book club. It was a quick, fun read, but I didn't love it. It was a bit too simplistic for my taste. Plus, I normally don't read sci-fi, so maybe this is just an example of why this genre is not for me. Overall, my book club loved it & discussed many interesting topics in the book. For the full review & book club points: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/book-club-review-all-sys...
Oh, Murderbot. I do love you so. Murderbot is a genderless security robot who just wants watch soap operas and relax, but has a job to do. Excellent novella and a fun introduction to a new character.
Love Murderbot! My only complaint is that this book/novella was way too short! Reminded me somewhat of Ancillary Justice‘s Breq, but then how many pro-human, rogue AIs could there possibly be in the world? I‘ll be fitting the rest of the series into my reading schedule. This is my first book by this author so I‘ll also be on the lookout for her other work. 4.5/5.0 ⭐️ #2019
You know you‘re onto a good thing when you finish a book in one sitting and immediately order the next. I am officially a Murderbot fangirl. 😍
Have you read this @Reggie ? Feel like falling in love with an introverted AI with built in weaponry? Or is that just me? 😂😂
Alien landscape from reddit Imaginary Worlds u/incredible