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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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TracyReadsBooks
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Mehso-so

Actually finished this one late yesterday & must confess I didn‘t love it as much as I had hoped to. The book has an interesting premise—a secretive government organization believes magic is real & was in the world until it wasn‘t & wants to bring it back. Cool idea, right? Right. Parts of the book were interesting & funny & really enjoyable. Ultimately, however, the story dragged on & was much longer than it needed to be. Ok, not great.

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This weekend‘s reading...

Tamra Love that needlework! 1mo
TracyReadsBooks @Tamra I wish I could take credit it for it! Needlework, however, is not in my skill set. The needlework is actually on a pillow—which caught my eye for the same reason it caught yours—from IKEA. 1mo
Tamra @TracyReadsBooks you have great taste. 😊 1mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Congrats on such a huge achievement @GrilledCheeseSamurai

D.O.D.O. has by far become my favorite sci-fi after reading it this year and I‘ve actually gifted copies away to try and force my friends to read it!

Litsy is such an amazing community where I‘ve come to know so many people from all different areas and have broaden my reading tastes from seeing what people read all the time!

#sixdigitsamurai @CaitIsExtra #giveaway #mpls #twincities

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thanks for participating! I'ma stack your book. 👌 3mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I read a lot of series over the past year and I was trying hard to not repeat books from the same series for the prompts. That being said, I was able to read 27/50 prompts but could probably add more if I wanted to. The best part was finding some of my favorite books! Thanks to @julesG for being an amazing buddy for the challenge and reading DODO with me 😍

#sfftbrchallenge #fantasy #scifi #readingchallenge #buddyread #mpls #twincities

julesG It was a lot of fun! And I'll probably be rereading DODO one day. 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa How‘d I miss this challenge? It sounds like a lot of fun! 5mo
Schnoebs @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it started last July and was hosted by @DuckOfDoom It was a lot of fun and helped me get to some books I‘ve been meaning to read for a while 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Schnoebs That‘s wonderful! I‘m sorry I missed it! 5mo
DuckOfDoom I spot some really good books in your stack! What are your favourites, apart from Dodo? 5mo
Schnoebs @DuckOfDoom Acotar and Crooked Kingdom were some favorites but surprises for me are The Queen of Blood and also The Flintstones Vol 1 5mo
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julesG
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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#SFFTBRChallenge update Part 1

I pledged to read 15 books and have managed 32 (if I haven't made a mistake). A few more might be added to the list.

@DuckOfDoom @Schnoebs

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Nice work!! ☺️ 7mo
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LibrarianRyan
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@Cinfhen I have had to wait all day to open your awesome package. I promise to take a better picture tomorrow when I can lay it all out on the table away from the dogs.

Josh has already tried to steal the kinder eggs. He seemed surprised you could get them in the states. I thought they were a new thing? I‘ve never had them. And that color book!!!!!!!!!! Yeah I will have to do them all and hang them at work.

Dodo sounds interesting. Can‘t👇🏻

LibrarianRyan Wait to read it. All fun. We will have a snack trying party tomorrow. Some I have seen people raving about on Litsy. Some are gummies. After that I don‘t know what any of it is, but I love trying new things. 😁😁😁😁😁😁 7mo
Cinfhen Im soooo happy it finally made it‘s way to you!! It‘s really hard to find “bookish” items here but I tried my best. I really just wanted you to have something fun to open. I‘ve SO enjoyed all your bookmail and letters. Thanks again ❤️ (edited) 7mo
julesG It is so cute to see the LitsyLove! 7mo
Schnoebs Enjoy DODO! Me and @julesG buddy read it and had a blast ☺️ 7mo
julesG DODO is great. Actually, your post, Ryan, makes me want to reread it. @Schnoebs 7mo
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tricours
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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This was a great book to listen to. Entertaining and creative. I do always tend to get a bit hesitant when people 1) translate dead languages on the fly and 2) converse in dead languages like Akkadian, because yeah right, but it was still great!

AlaMich This sounds good, and I wouldn‘t mind it on audio, but sometimes I have a hard time following audiobooks if they have a complex plot. What do you think? 7mo
tricours @AlaMich I didn‘t find this difficult to follow at all, it‘s long but the plot is simple 7mo
AlaMich @tricours Ok, I may give it a try. Thanks! 😊 7mo
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PickwickPlockPlock
Der Aufstieg und Fall des D.O.D.O.: Roman | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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Pickpick

No real dodos in this book, but that's my only complaint 😉
An organisation wants to master time travel. There's the mixture of strange people and chaotic events that's typical for time travel books. A real chunkster, but not too long. Definitely worth a read if you like the subject.

DuckOfDoom I really liked it too, but was sad about the lack of real dodos. I wonder if the story will be continued... 8mo
PickwickPlockPlock @DuckOfDoom I thought the story had gone full circle and stopped at the right place. I can't imagine what a sequel would have to offer... 8mo
PickwickPlockPlock @DuckOfDoom Huh. Apparently there's an iOS app where you can read little sequel stories in that universe, but written by someone else (https://www.geekwire.com/2017/d-o-d-o-files-neal-stephensons-time-travel-novel-s...). 8mo
DuckOfDoom Interesting! I hoped this would remain standalone, but these days, you never know :/ I hope my boyfriend will listen to the audiobook, and he is a bit sick of all the sequels ^^ 8mo
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Schnoebs Enjoy!!!! I just finished this 9mo
Macnjen I bailed but am glad you enjoyed it. 9mo
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DuckOfDoom
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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#litsymail @julesG
Thank you so much! I've had this book in my hand countless times, but somehow never bought it. The perfect gift!! 😍

julesG Perfect! They even got the cover/edition right. (it was shown with the Manila folder cover online) 9mo
squirrelbrain How lovely @julesG ! ❤️ 9mo
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julesG
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1) no, it's not observed here. We might still wear something green and go for a walk.
2) my kids
3) really couldn't put it down
4) Marie Curie (just one of many, though)
5) Aye!

Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts

RachelO My finger‘s hovering over the Stack button. But 700 pages..... Hmm. Are you feeling any better? 9mo
julesG @RachelO The 700+ pages fly by. Thanks to a combination of incident reports, emails, short messages, telephone calls,... I often combined audiobook and ebook for full immersion. Not feeling much better, sadly. Voice still hoarse, cough still on, nose clogged up. I'll try to see my GP Monday or Tuesday. 9mo
RachelO That actually does make a difference. I‘ll give it a go sometime! (Random fact: I used to have a great-aunt called Dodo). Sorry to hear you‘re still poorly - wishing you a relaxing weekend, and a speedy recovery! 9mo
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julesG @RachelO What was her given name? Dorothy? 9mo
RachelO Right first time! 😄 9mo
julesG @RachelO Dodo is better than Dotty. 9mo
RachelO @julesG That is very true, and something I‘d never considered! 9mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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4.5⭐️

This book is about what happens when a black ops agency of the US government decides that they need to use time travel to bring back magic for the benefit of the country. With our main characters of Mel (aka Stokes) and Tristian, you get to experience the authors' takes on a wide range of historical events, cultures, languages and more!

#sfftbrchallenge @julesG #longestbook #buddyread #dodo #scifi #timetravel #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs @julesG it literally took me twice as long to read the last 45 pages as it should have because I just kept rereading the scenes between Tristan and Stokes and how happy he was to have her back and I just could take it 😍😭🙈 (edited) 9mo
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 I think I‘m going to use in #52booksin52 as an author you‘ve never heard of before 9mo
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs Sounds good to me! 😁📚📖 9mo
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julesG Mel could tell just how happy he was. That scene was sooo predictable and yet so cute. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG I knew it was coming but that didn‘t stop me from giggling like a school girl and reading over again because of how cute they are. I‘m pretty sure they are one of the most realistic couples I‘ve ever read about 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG also, if you didn‘t read my review on goodreads, the authors put out a series of short entries on the Bound App (including the sexual harassment policy for DODO) 9mo
julesG They are! No insta-love + my place, or yours. I really liked it. 9mo
julesG I'm going to check Bound App. Also, the ending left the door slightly ajar, they could follow up with some stories. 9mo
julesG Not an Android app yet. 😞 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG so how did you feel about the Grainne becoming the bad guy even though she was really trying to just save magic? 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG also if you‘re interested we could buddy read the book I just started. Up to you if you‘d like, no pressure 9mo
julesG I had a feeling that Grainne would try something like this. She being a wender, I expected her to piece the bits of information together and use it to her advantage. I found the whole Magnus-Grainne thing funny and, I have to admit, I expected them to work together on a slightly different plan. I was astonished that G managed to get Erzebet to support her project, since both were wary of each other at first. 9mo
julesG I was also astonished that Magnus caught on. Not being magical at all this was interesting. Erzebet made sense in the end, though. Given who cast the anti-aging spell. 9mo
julesG How far into Lady Trent are you? I might be able to catch up. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG I‘m not too shocked about the Erzebet cooperation just because of how bad DODO was treating her for years. I couldn‘t believe how they just treated her like an object the entire time and wouldn‘t even call her by her name. One thing that I did wish happen was that Stokes would have talked to her about it after she got Homed and apologized for how things turned out 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs you are right. They treated her poorly. Although Stokes and Rebecca tried their best. As for apology, Stokes still didn't know that it was E's mother who cast the spell. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG true but I was thinking more about how she saw her and realized how happy she used to be and how the time waiting for them in the 21st century really took a toll on her 9mo
julesG Yeah! I was wondering whether Erzebet had wanted children and then decided against having any. I'd like to know more about her long life. How did she earn money? And who the heck is her lover??? 😁 I guess I'd resent Stokes and DODO just as much after all that happened. On the other hand, I wish I could live 200 years. I might actually get through my TBR pile. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG or your tbr just gets even longer lol 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG also, I only just started to book yesterday at work, so I‘m only about 25 pages in 9mo
julesG Challenge accepted. 😁 9mo
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Bklover
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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#WondrousWednesday
1. Cherries! 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒
2. My current read, tagged, is 752 pages
3. Not sure- haven‘t read many
4. Maybe ready to relocate somewhere by that time. Maybe a move further north. Would love to see a lot more snow ❄️

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julesG
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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Pickpick

Linguistics + Science + Time Travel + Witches + History

I had a lot of fun reading and listening to this book. This was a 700+pages chunkster that just flew by.

#SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom
@Schnoebs - longest book

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Macnjen
Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson
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Too silly, too unbelievable, and just plain ridiculous. There‘s just not must not be my thing. Plus the audiobook was 24 hours long and I was not ready to commit for that amount of time for something I wasn‘t really interested in listening to. Was reading for the #litsyAtoZ challenge but bailed. @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia Good for you! 9mo
Traci1 That was an odd...and hefty book. 9mo
wordzie ❤ The review 9mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Going to an early allergy appointment and probably the only time I‘m going to have for some fun reading today 😭

@julesG I‘m at the point where the first couple of debriefing reports on the Constantinople DEDEs are coming in.

#buddyread #sfftbrchallenge #dodo #publictransit #mpls #twincities

julesG Good luck with the appointment. I finished the book this morning. Enjoy the Constantinople DEDEs 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG omg Tristian accidentally became a canonized saint 😂😂😂 oh course this would happen 9mo
julesG When Magnus mentioned the namesake I smelled the rat, but definitely didn't expect sainthood. I laughed so hard. 9mo
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julesG
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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Good Morning!

I'm still in bed, channelling my inner Severus Snape - not what you think, I'm snivelling. 😷

Caught up on a few hours of Litsy to avoid finishing my book. It's soooo good.

I'm sorry @Schnoebs, I'll finish today. But I'll write down all the things we might discuss.

Tanisha_A Oh this view. 😍 9mo
GingerAntics They view is perfection. Did you get a cold over the weekend or just a throat thing? 9mo
julesG @GingerAntics It's another cold. Probably due to the mix of my kids bringing home germs, having to talk all weekend and hay-fever. Anyway, this one is really clogging up my sinuses, for the first time in 16 years I cannot smell a thing. Normally I'm glad to have a cold to dampen the effects smells have on me, but this time it's all gone. 9mo
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GingerAntics Ugh 9mo
Moony Gute Besserung! 9mo
julesG @Moony Danke! 9mo
Texreader Yikes, feel better soon!! 9mo
PickwickPlockPlock Gute Besserung! 9mo
CoffeeAndABook Sorry you‘re not feeling well!! Well it‘s the perfect day to stay indoors, so hope you can snuggle up & recuperate, from the head cold as well as from having to talk all weekend 🍵🍋🍊 9mo
Cathythoughts I hope you feel better soon Julia ♥️👍🏻 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better! 💜 9mo
julesG @Texreader @PickwickPlockPlock @CoffeeAndABook @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks! You're all so sweet. I have a physiotherapy session later, which I don't want to miss because all the sitting around is not good for my back. I'm taking a face-mask (like a surgeon) to keep my bugs to myself. 9mo
squirrelbrain Get well soon! 💜 9mo
Kaye Sorry to hear you‘ve caught another bug. Hope you‘re soon feeling well again. 9mo
ScientistSam Get well soon! 9mo
Schnoebs So I just saw this a little while ago and realized the notification never went through. Don‘t worry about finishing it! I‘m so happy you enjoyed and can‘t wait to discuss it with you. After my exams tomorrow I plan on really getting some good reading in. I should have it finished hopefully by Thursday night, if not sometime Friday 😍 and then we can discuss till our hearts desire lol 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs Best of luck with your exams! 9mo
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Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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What a weekend!!!

Survived 42 candidate pairs in 42 speaking exams on Saturday and Sunday. Read the rubrics, smiled, made small talk with colleagues,.... And must have swallowed a hedgehog family on Saturday afternoon. My voice is huskier than husky. Add a cough and clogged up sinuses. 😞

But, I did my taxes today.

My reward is sofa and tea and books now.

I'm not sure I want to catch up on the #marchintothe70s, I'll just continue tomorrow. 😉

Kalalalatja Phew! Feel better soon 🤞 9mo
Redwritinghood Wow! You deserve a rest. Hope you feel better soon. 9mo
GingerAntics Sheesh. It‘s a miracle you‘re still standing. 9mo
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BiblioLitten That‘s a rough week! Feel better soon. 😊 9mo
Dragon Feel better soon 💐 9mo
Pricel101 Feel better and enjoy the sofa time 🤗 9mo
squirrelbrain Sooo busy, no wonder you feel rough... get better soon ❤️ 9mo
Schnoebs Nothing like our #buddyread book to make you feel better. Hoping to get some more stuff done today before picking it up tonight 😍 9mo
Andrew65 Hope feeling better soon. 👍 9mo
cobwebmoth Feel better soon!❤ 9mo
gradcat Take good care of yourself! What a lot of stuff you‘ve accomplished—you deserve some TLC! 🥰 9mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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@julesG so I might have gone into the second half of part 2 with having drank way too much caffeinated tea. The additional Adrenalin from events did not help my nerves lol

#buddyread #mpls #twincities

julesG Well, erm,... 😅 I read into Part 4 last night. And I would like to talk about a few things. BTW, I had too much coffee yesterday, so that's what kept me powered until the small hours. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG I wish I could have gotten to more this weekend but work was swamped and now I have 2 midterms on Wednesday. So hopefully I don‘t fall too far behind you. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG I‘m just at the point where they finished the Committee hearing on approving the new budget for DODO and Erzsebet called out their complete lack of respect for her which I absolutely loved! 9mo
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julesG Best of luck for the midterms. 9mo
julesG Erszebet is awesome! Calls them out on their BS! Here's what I didn't quite catch, where's her szamallogeb? (wrong spelling, I know, I'm channelling Les here) Les had a shipping receipt and told them they could call the number and get it back, so why didn't that happen? I fear the audiobook is "redacted". 9mo
julesG I have to do my tax paperwork today. 😐 So I might not read very much. But it's tempting me. The ebook says, 6 hours to the end of the book. - - - The authors must have had a field day with all the acronyms. Some are hilarious. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG my understanding is that he was the only one who could call and option the location. I think it requires a security clearance procedure and once he died and the bureaucracy took over it was misplaced. But I‘m really interested now in this electronic format and how that is playing out. I understand the purpose of it but idk if I fully believe it‘ll lead to “safer” DEDEs 9mo
julesG Not going to say anything about this 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG you tease me 😂 I guess that forces my hand. I must keep reading lol 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG also, I‘m seriously trying to figure this out. Would this be fantasy or sci-fi or a mix? I‘m kind of leaning to sci-fi because of the ability to somewhat scientifically explain the magic 9mo
julesG I had a really hard time putting the kindle away yesterday. This hasn't happened in a long time 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG I didn‘t expect to have as much fun with this as I‘m having. It‘s such a blast to read and I‘m connecting so much with the author‘s humor. 9mo
julesG I explained it as Sci-fi yesterday. It is relying heavily on science to explain magic and the ODEC. Also, Crichton's Timeline was Sci-fi, so this is, too. 9mo
julesG It is hilarious at some points. I've done a bit of immersion reading, audiobook + book, and Erszebet's part gives me the giggles every damn time. Also, they really worked on Mel's scratching out, you hear a scratching on paper noise and she repeats the last bit in the new version. 9mo
julesG I'm wondering which #SFFTBRChallenge prompt to file it under. Maybe #5, strong female lead & passes Bechdel test? 9mo
julesG Or longest book. 9mo
Schnoebs @JulesG I was actually gifted this in a Litsy swap so I think I might use it at that prompt or I might for the longest book on my tbr 9mo
julesG I'll probably go for longest. I can't think of a longer one on my TBR. 9mo
jenniferw88 @julesG Goodreads will tell you longest book! I've just looked for you on your want to read shelf - the longest is a collection of stories by different authors (9 by night) so I've tagged your longest science fiction/fantasy book instead! 9mo
julesG @jenniferw88 😘😘😘 Thanks! 9mo
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julesG
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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I'm enjoying some reading time before I have to go and get through another day of speaking exams.

I guess I'll catch up with Litsy later.

@Schnoebs - I'm in part 2, want to strangle Les, wondering who the guy with the red plume is, Erzebet is great!
BTW, the audiobook is wonderful, too. The narrators do an excellent job.

Reviewsbylola Good luck with your speaking exam! 9mo
Bklover I just started this book Not what I expected at all so far! 9mo
julesG @Reviewsbylola Thanks! Luckily I'm examining. I would not want to be a candidate. I'd need rhino tranquilizers. 😁 9mo
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julesG @Bklover Do you like it? 9mo
Bklover Yes! I‘m not very far into it but It‘s making me laugh. What do you think? I‘m hoping it stays as good as it is so far! 9mo
julesG @Bklover I enjoy it very much! 9mo
Schnoebs @Bklover don‘t worry, the humor seems to stay through the entire thing so far! 9mo
Schnoebs I‘m pretty sure I‘m some where around 250 so maybe like half way through part 2. I tried not to read it to much the past couple of days so that I wouldn‘t get too far ahead! I‘m loving it. There are so many one liners in this that I absolutely love. Mel is intriguing me more and more and I‘m happy to finally get more Tristian but without everyone else. 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs Yes, I like seeing more of Tristan. 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs Just checked. I'm at page 316 of my ebook version. And I might not be able to put the book away tonight since it's really good. 9mo
Schnoebs Awesome!!!!! Now I just need to catch up lol 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs It's easy to read. And I'm glad you invited me to join you for a readalong. 9mo
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Macnjen
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Meh. I‘m about 1/3 thru this audiobook and am struggling to finish listening. Maybe it‘s the realization that I don‘t like completely implausible and ridiculous stories. If I can‘t buy the premise then I can‘t buy the bit. I‘ll try to stick with it because it‘s part of my #litsyAtoZ challenge but I‘m not loving this.

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julesG
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Truly enjoying this book at the moment. @Schnoebs

It's combining linguistics, natural sciences and history. It's as if this was made for me. 😁

#SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

JazzFeathers I'd buy it just for the cover. 9mo
Sarah83 @JazzFeathers I made the same choice 😍👍 9mo
julesG @JazzFeathers @Sarah83 - I'm still considering getting the physical copy just for the cover. 9mo
Sarah83 I know what you mean. 😘 9mo
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julesG
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#KAL

After not having room on my lap for 2.5 hours, because of my #audiomending endeavours, she has reclaimed her favourite napping spot. Can't show you the mended sweater, my son took it with him as soon as I was finished with it.

My kindle is felt miles away. 😸 And, of course, my tea mug is empty, but my bladder is full. 😵

#SFFTBRChallenge @Schnoebs

Schnoebs I‘ve been making some good progress too! I‘ve officially started part 2 😍 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs Stopped at the chapter where Rebecca has her first entry. 9mo
Schnoebs I love how she includes to temperature and current status of the garden 9mo
julesG @Schnoebs At first I thought this was odd, but as Oda said, she's the gardener in the family. 😉 Just checked, I'm on page 57 in my edition. 9mo
Dolly I have the exact same view of my cat at the moment 😻 9mo
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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@julesG are you enjoying these dodo guesses as much as I am?

😂😂😂

#dodo #buddyread #mpls #twincities

julesG Started reading last night. Was so tired, didn't make it past page 10.😑 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG that was me two nights ago 😂 the struggle is really especially for me when I‘m tired but this book is the size of my head! 9mo
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Macnjen
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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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When adulting is coming home from your evening class to your new book, microwave Mac n cheese and one of your favorite beers 👍

#adulting #beer #gradlife #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Just started this chunkster last night but because I was so tired I barely got 20 pages in. If anyone has this on their shelves for a while and want to read it with me let me know! I‘m already excited to get further into this 😍

#buddyread #dodo #hufflepuff #morning #coffee #mpls #twincities

julesG Me! Me! I have the audiobook and the ebook. Immersion reading here I come! 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG yes!!!! I can‘t wait for this book. Don‘t know how quickly I‘ll read it but man I‘m excited. Hopefully school won‘t keep me too busy lol 9mo
julesG Hopefully my kids let me read. This week seems to be crazy. First my son had two days off, tomorrow my daughter has a day off school. I have to fight for some reading time. Also, will answer your email. Friday is my big "no appointments" day. 9mo
Schnoebs @julesG no rush lol. Life is life and doesn‘t allow us to have all the free time we want lol 😂 9mo
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danibolahood
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Done finally!!! This book is huge and at least 25% of it is unnecessary and mostly boring info dumps but the other 75%?!?! So. Much. Fun. I skipped back and forth between the regular book and audio book but I'm really wishing I'd started the audio book sooner. It is SO well done. I've never really enjoyed audio books before but this one was amazing. Also it let me get 6 more flowers sewn on to my pathetically slow moving quilt project.

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danibolahood
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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This book is taking me soooooooo long to get through. I like it and want to finish but man it bogs down sometimes and it takes me a couple days to pick it back to again. So I'm going to try switching over to audio book so I can listen while quilting and hopefully get through it a bit faster.

Knightingale I loved this one. I think it‘s Stephenson going back to having fun again. But I think it‘s more fun for those who have worked for the government. 11mo
danibolahood @Knightingale the government stuff is my favorite part. I'm find the science and history parts a little more tedious. I'm just like omg can we leave constanople already?? I want to know what's going on at the office lol 11mo
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danibolahood
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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So an hour and almost an entire bucket of sour keys later I've finally decided to read the tagged book and for the 3rd time since new years eve I've opted not to read the V.E. Schwab book even though I'm dying to read it. Why? Why am I like this? It's almost like I'm afraid to pick up the books I'm most excited to read.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I just finished Darker shade of Magic yesterday and I thought it was pretty darn good! I'm onto the 2nd book now! I started it this afternoon. 👍 11mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t answer your question but I recognize the situation 😃 11mo
Nute Gosh, I‘ve been there and it is unexplainable. 11mo
BookishTrish The Scwab is so good. 11mo
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dizie_lizie
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Starting off 2019 with the clunker - 742 pages. This one has been on my tbr for a while, but I‘ve been putting it off because of just how big it is and the fact I‘ve never read anything from either of these authors. With the excitement of starting a new Goodreads challenge comes the determination to knock off a tome like this right out of the gate!💪🏻

Schnoebs Can‘t wait for the review! I‘m planning on hopefully picking this up in February 😍 11mo
Bradleygirl Ooo, must quietly recommend the best of Stephenson I've read 11mo
dizie_lizie @Bradleygirl I‘ll check it out! I have to admit, although I‘m enjoying the read when I pick it up I have no problem leaving the book for days at a time. I‘m not even quite half way through atm, and find myself easily distracted. Still want to finish is but this one is definitely not an easy read for me. 11mo
danibolahood I'm finding myself with the same problem. I'm enjoying it but once I put it down I find a million other things I'd rather do then pick it up again. 11mo
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quietjenn
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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That's a wrap!

Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
SaturnDoo WTG ❤ 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚❤️😲📚 11mo
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sprainedbrain
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Look at the surprise that came in the mail today!

Damn it, Karen... nobody told me that our gloriously failed, completely hilarious LMPBC was sending Christmas gifts?!? 😂

Thank you for this, though! I‘ve read two Neal Stephenson books and loved them both (Seveneves is one of my all-time faves). So, I can‘t wait to read this one. You‘re awesome! 😚❤️

Chili @sprainedbrain Surprise!! 😘 I love Stephenson. I loved Seveneves too. 12mo
sprainedbrain @Chili Did I mention you‘re awesome? I‘m definitely not sending this to Kerri, though. 😂 12mo
Chili @sprainedbrain I wouldn‘t send it to Kerri either. 🤣 12mo
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sprainedbrain @Chili Haha! The card came today... you crack me up! You‘re doing better than me considering I haven‘t sent a single Christmas card this year. Maybe next year?!? Thank you again! 😚 12mo
Chili @sprainedbrain 🤣who would have thought media mail would be faster. Gotta love the post office. 12mo
sprainedbrain @Chili you just never know! Lol 12mo
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ElectricKatyLand
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Long but very entertaining. A send up of bureaucracy and the military industrial complex, centered on the weaponization of time travel. Fantastically researched, frequently hilarious caper.

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Giabow
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I had a quiet moment during my dinner break between shows yesterday to start this new book. I‘m loving it so far!

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TheRomantiCate
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I am so so excited!! I found D.O.D.O. at my local used book store (shout out to Bubba‘s!!) for just $2!! I‘ve been looking for this book for like 2 years and I almost walked right by it!! 🤩🤩🤩 plus Shanghai Girls was only a QUARTER!! 🤓🤓🤓

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TheFaeWays
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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The book is genuinely lit. Such a good read, the audiobook version is just wonderful.

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Maewyn
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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This is a book about Shadowy Government Organizations and magic. It wasn't bad. I wished there was more action and it was too long for the lack of content. The story could have been told in half the pages.

https://bitsofdaydreams.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/dodo/

Andydear I really love this cover design 1y
Maewyn @Andydear Thank you. This is my art journal page for the book. 1y
Andydear @maewyn really??? Thats so cool!!! Wahhh!! 1y
Maewyn @Andydear Thanks!🐼 1y
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Maewyn
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

1. PC, video games and table top roleplaying games.
2. For long term play and lasting friendship nothing beats EverQuest I. Lately I have been playing DDO Online, Skyrim and Diablo III
3. I don't really play them much...but probably some mahjong game.
4. @Rae2

wanderinglynn Skyrim is one of my faves! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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Maewyn
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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I followed a YouTube watercolor tutorial and then decided to turn them into bookmarks.

DivineDiana What a beautiful project! 1y
wanderinglynn Beautiful! 1y
taraWritesSci Wow, those are gorgeous! 💜 1y
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Maewyn Thank y'all 💗🤗 1y
tonyahoswalt Beautiful! 1y
Mommamanzi Can you put the link in a comment for us please?! 1y
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Maewyn
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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Apparently this particular Shadowy Government Organization is not a fan of Nora Roberts.

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Maewyn
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Mel's crossed out words are always entertaining.

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Maewyn
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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1. English
2. English, French, a tiny bit of Spanish. I got about halfway through Irish and Japanese on Duolingo but I feel like I would have to start learning both again from scratch.
4. No, but we read French novels in class. I remember reading The Stranger in English and then picking it up in French and realizing that the short plain sentences were an accurate translation.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Irish would be a fun language to learn. Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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Maewyn
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What does blue smell like?

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Decalino
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I really enjoyed this big, sprawling book that manages to include quantum physics, magic, time travel, and realistically absurd levels of bureaucracy. I would not recommend it to anyone who strongly prefers concise, neat plots. If you are willing to embrace the sprawl, it is a wild, wonderful ride. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland make a great team; whoever wrote the epic poem about Varengians invading Wal-Mart deserves some sort of prize.

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Sarah83
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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No I didn't buy any books today. No... 🙈

But the tagged book was definitely a cover buy 😍😍 @PickwickPlockPlock might interested? 💖

PickwickPlockPlock I downloaded the reading sample on my kindle a few days ago, but didn't look at it yet. It's too easy to spend money for ebooks 😎 2y
Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock book buying is even easy 😱😍💖 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @Sarah83 Yes, it's a dangerous hobby 😄 Tell us what you think of the Stephenson when you've read it! 2y
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Sarah83 @PickwickPlockPlock it is definitely a expensive hobby 😍 2y
Leniverse @PickwickPlockPlock I take it your screen name is taken from the Tuesday Next books? I'd like to recommend Catherynne Valente's Fairyland series. In book 2 you find out what really happened to the dodos and meet Aubergine the Night-Dodo, an expert in Quiet Magic. 😉 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @Leniverse Yes, I took the name from the Thursday Next books. I will look up the Fairyland series, thank you! 2y
Moray_Reads @PickwickPlockPlock the Fairyland books are fab 2y
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Abby2
Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. (International) | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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Crazy plot with time travel and lots of twists.

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Decalino
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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About 150 pages in and I'm loving this book! Coincidentally, I've picked three books in a row involving quantum physics--this one is by far the most fun. I always love Neal Stephenson's books, but co-writer Nicole Galland must be pretty awesome too. Ancient languages, time travel, and quantum entanglement--what's not to love?

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LiteraryLona
Dodo | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
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If you‘re a fan of The Hitchhiker‘s Guide, you‘ll enjoy this witty read!

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