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Provenance | Ann Leckie
Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with a thrilling new story of power, theft, privilege and birthright. A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artefacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to their home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.
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ralexist
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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A young woman seeking to secure her place in her family's dynasty takes a huge risk to one-up her brother. That risk ends up changing her life but not in a way she ever envisioned. A part of the Imperial Radch universe, this stand-alone focuses on family, politics, culture, and statesmanship all set within an alien universe. Leckie is a force to be reckoned with in the SciFi world and now I know why I need to move Ancillary Justice up my TBR list.

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Laughterhp
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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This was my first Ann Leckie book and it was really good. I don‘t know if I should have started with this book, but I didn‘t feel lost at all while reading it.

Ingray goes out to try and beat and trick her brother and ends up on an exhausting, wild adventure. I was sucked into the book and didn‘t want to put it down.

#ReadingUSA2019 - Missouri (Author)
#ReadMoreScifi

Librarybelle Great review! 9mo
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Laughterhp
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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My latest book haul!! I love #ThriftBooks

I am so excited to read all these wonderful books. I actually started reading the tagged book last night. Already hooked! (My first Anne Leckie Book)

And 2 of those books are for @juliegumdrop from my #50kBookRecGiveaway - Julie - I‘ll send out your package as soon as I can! 😊

#bookhaul #latestbookhaul

juliegumdrop @Laughterhp I‘m thrilled! Can‘t wait! 9mo
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hissingpotatoes
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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4/5⭐ Leckie's strength is creating such complex, believable worlds that they feel alien. I never felt like I knew what was going on completely, but that off-kilter feeling was never strong enough to limit my enjoyment of the book. It's a serious balancing accomplishment. I enjoyed the adventure. Most of all, I adored the relationships between Ingray, Garal, Tic, & Taucris. I'd love to see more of their shenanigans. #projectSAMS #TIABchallenge

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JuliaTheBookNerd
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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One of my #NewestBook s 😋 (One of many new Christmas gift books 🎄❤️) and my #CurrentRead #ANewChapter 🥂

#BookNerd 💙📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 11mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd @scowler1 hospital work computer 😬 gotta use what they give us 11mo
scowler1 Ha! At least you're doing better than the U.S. Navy. $150 million for a jet fighter - WindowsXP. 11mo
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Provenance | Ann Leckie
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@SilversReviews

I read lots of new-to-me authors this year. Here‘s a few.

Ben Aaronovitch
Ann Leckie
Rachel Hartman
Alyssa Cole
Victoria Thompson
Tiffany Reisz
Richard Hull
Tommy Orange
Grace Burrowes
Sy Montgomery
James Mustich
Daniel Keyes
Arundhati Roy
Rick Yancey

SilversReviews Thanks for sharing. 11mo
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Tonton
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Fabulous, set in the same universe as the Ancillary trilogy, but from an entirely different perspective. Prison break, struggles over succession, sibling rivalry, murder, the importance of relics to a culture, thievery, and always political intrigue! High jinks and mayhem and in all this a vulnerable heroine who finds her strength which is considerable, plus the best mech rider in the universe; perfect for a gloomy Wednesday. And, love. Woo hoo!

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morgan_lionheart
Provenance | Ann Leckie
Mehso-so

This was a fun read. Leckie's world building is wonderful, but the story got bogged down in politics a lot. The main character is a delight, and the book is light-hearted compared to the Ancillary series that is set in the same world.

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Geeklet
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Man, I did not enjoy this. It was never interesting, the main character was a bore, and the narrator was grating. Maybe it‘s my own fault for not reading Leckie‘s trilogy before this one. I tried really hard to bail on it but I only had an hour left at that point.

plaidchuck Sorry to hear that. I really enjoyed Ancillary Justice, but i haven't read this yet. 1y
Geeklet @plaidchuck There‘s a good chance you‘ll enjoy it. I felt a little lost because I knew nothing about the universe and I‘m sure that was a big factor to the book not grabbing me. 1y
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AiBBot
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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If you want to be wowed by a super hero that strives and thrives on fame and fortune, then do not read this book. If you want a read a sci-fi novel about characters using their quiet intelligent and lovely stubbornness to be incredibly empathetic, brave, sneaky and heroic towards the vulnerable and to those less deserving alike during a political storm , then I strongly encourage you to read this beautiful book.

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Jocelyn73c
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Another book read/listen for #SummerOfScifi!! This book was SO much fun! I absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a fun space romp, especially if you enjoy the movie Titan A.E. as a kid like me 🚀👾✨

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Oakfairy
Provenance | Ann Leckie
Mehso-so

Provenance is a solid Leckie book, and a solid Hugo nomination. And yet I find myself not being wowed. It's good but not in an aw yes putting it at the top of my Hugo ballot way.

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Provenance | Ann Leckie
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26 books in June. Ann Leckie‘s writing is fantastic & I loved returning to Radch space. If you don‘t already read Robert Crais, you really should—great characters, fantastic dialog, mystery, & LA. The Poppy War is a great start to a new fantasy series, Fence channels angst & competition into a tension filled comic, American Marriage is incredibly well written, frustrating & heartbreaking, The Changeling is a creepy & wonderful modern fairytale.

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SW-T
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Leckie is fast becoming a personal favorite! #authorcrush

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irre
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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These books have been sitting in my closet for two weeks. Used my Mother‘s Day gift card. All (except Career of Evil) were from the used Reviewer Copy section of Barnes & Noble and in perfect condition.

Samplergal There is a used reviewer section at B and N? I must investigate. 🤪 1y
irre The Barnes & Noble in Paramus NJ has a huge used books section. @Samplergal (edited) 1y
ItsAngel I loved Career of Evil (entire series) and Emma in the Night. 1y
irre Good to know @ItsAngel 1y
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SW-T
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Just starting Provenance and really enjoying it so far.

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TracyReadsBooks
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Politics & mayhem, archaeology & identity, heritage & history, rivalry & jealousy, mystery & murder not to mention a thief or two. If you‘re thinking these are the ingredients that make up a good story, you‘re correct. Set in the same world as the Imperial Radch trilogy, this is the story of Ingray who breaks a thief out of an inescapable prison (that‘s right) to help make a name for herself & recover a lost treasure. Love this world! Great read.

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TracyReadsBooks
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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I love that moment when you‘re reading a book and it‘s good and you‘re enjoying it and then WHAM it blindsides you and you giggle a little, ok more than a little, because suddenly it‘s gotten REALLY gooooood and you resent anything that distracts you from finding out what happens next. Yeah, I love that moment..and may have experienced one such moment recently. Provenance does not disappoint. In fact, I really, really like it.

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TracyReadsBooks
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Now.

From a mystery about an ancient Egyptian tomb and a mummy‘s curse to the politics of archaeology in space.

🏺🚀🤖🏺

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TracyReadsBooks
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Archaeology & the politics of archaeology feature prominently in the newest addition to my TBR pile. Definitely looking forward to this one. I loved the Imperial Radch trilogy and am excited to return to that world.

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Decalino
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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I loved Ann Leckie's Ancillary books, and this book set in the same universe did not disappoint. It reminded me in some strange way of a science fictional Agatha Christie novel as protagonist Ingray sets out to solve one mystery after another and surprises herself in the process. Good stuff!

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ScientistSam
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Quite simply, I love Ann Leckie. Provenance didn't blow me away quite as much as the Imperial Radch trilogy, but once again, Leckie provides layers of political moves and counter-moves that boggle the mind. The world building adds to her earlier trilogy.

I'd actually love to see Leckie try her hand at a heist caper - I think she'd keep you guessing till the end as to everyone's motivations!

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Settings
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Leckie's attempt to write a Vorkosigan saga novel. Very delightful and much less serious that her Radcha'i (sic? I listened to the audiobooks) trilogy.

2018 Hugo Ranking: The Stone Sky >>> Raven Stratagem > Provenance

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Settings
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Been listening to audiobooks and cross stitching all day (almost finished!).

This is such an amusing book and reminds me of The Vorkosigan Saga (may this series be just as long). Happy to listen a book with good-hearted characters who care about others for a change.

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 2y
Velvetfur Gorgeous cross stitch! 2y
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ScientistSam
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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I'm excited about all my holds that came in this week, but a little worried I won't be able to finish them before they're due back. And that's not even including the e-books I have out! It's going to be a great weekend! 😁 #librarybookhaul

Soubhiville Good stuff!!! 2y
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brilliantyears
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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I am so in love with Ann Leckie‘s universe 😍 I can also highly recommend her Imperial Radch series!

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Lindy
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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A space opera set in a different part of Leckie‘s Ancillary universe. Contains political scheming, a murder investigation & interplanetary unrest, yet it‘s basically character-centred with lots of dialogue. Issues of gender pronouns (the third gender on planet Hwae uses e/eir/em), adoption/family, & culturally specific values. Adjoa Andoh is a fabulous #audiobook narrator, especially with all the dialogue. #LGBTQ

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Angeles
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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The audio book was great, I loved the narrator. The story was more on the line of the long way to a small angry planet than on the Ancillary trilogy, although the book takes place in the same universe. If you want a powerful space opera you will be disappointed in this book, but as a stand alone it is great fun and excellent writing.

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Lindy
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Adjoa Andoh is the #audiobook narrator and Ann Leckie is the author: it took less than 10 minutes to immerse myself in this story, ready for a long bus trip to my book club.

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Wandering_Resident
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Loved this! Big fan of her Ancillary books too, and this is one of those books that tells a completely original story while still connecting you to the feeling you loved about another one.

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EstelaV
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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My contacts at the bookstore I used to work at still love me! #Furyborn #ClaireLegrand 5.22.18

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Lkardos12
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Just finished #17 on the @bookriot #readharder challenge! Awesome sci-if book with a female protagonist, written by a female author. Loved the world building, mystery/drama, and face paced action in this one!

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slightlyfoxed
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Not too shabby. A lot of re-reads, graphic novels, and re-reads of graphic novels went into that 45, though. I finally got through The Grace of Kings, which was great, although the sequel, The Wall of Storms, is even more intimidating (880 pages!). Fun fact: all of these covers are done by John Harris, spaceship painter extraordinaire. #january #stats #endofthemonthrecap #readingrecap #januarywrapup #wrapup #readingresolutions

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2y
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Morinen
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Well, I was trying to read... (sorry for the poorly framed picture. Taking a picture of my work computer is illegal.)

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Bianca
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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A friend gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card as a going away present. What should I get?

What‘s the best sci-fi or fantasy novel you‘ve read in the past few years (or ever)?

#fantasy #scifi #help

2BR02B B&N has a beautiful hardback edition of Parable of the Sower I picked up recently. 2y
TrishB Fantasy - Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb- first one - Assassins Apprentice 😁 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Have you read the Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson yet? The 3rd book just came out and boy oh boy I love this series. Start with The Way Of Kings and have yourself an adventure. 👍 2y
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ThatNerdyBookwyrm Jim Butcher‘s Codex Alera, John Gwynne‘s The Faithful and The Fallen, Joe Abercrombie‘s Best Served Cold. 2y
BookNAround The Rook. Very fun and totally engrossing. Plus there‘s a sequel and the rumor of a possible third book. 2y
BooksAtNight I second any Robin Hobb. I am also loving the Patricia A. McKillip books I‘ve read this year. 2y
TaylorMay Such a good book. And it's a series! The second is even better too. 2y
Bianca @2BR02B Oh that sounds really cool! Putting it on my tbr. @TrishB That‘s been on my tbr forever! 2y
Bianca @GrilledCheeseSamurai No, I haven‘t! My uncle recommended The Way of Kings, and it‘s on my wishlist. I‘ll definitely pick up a copy if I don‘t get it for Xmas. 2y
Bianca @BookyBookwyrm Putting them on my tbr! Thank you! @BookNAround I LOVED The Rook! I haven‘t read Stiletto yet, but I did hear that The Rook might be getting a tv series. 2y
Bianca @BooksAtNight Ohh I haven‘t heard of that before. I‘ll check it out. Thanks! @TaylorMay I‘ve heard such good things about it! It‘s going on my tbr. Thank you! 2y
drokka It's also got a bit of mystical too 2y
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Bianca
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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My dad gave me this as an early Xmas gift! I didn‘t realize it would be a hardcover when I put it on my wishlist, but the font is huge. Can‘t wait to dive in.

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leslieisreading
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Beautiful day, and gosh this audiobook is fun! I loved Ancillary Justice but this has a much different tone and I‘m INTO it. I wasn‘t expecting it to be so funny and delightful!

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leslieisreading
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Started a new audiobook! I was unsure about doing this one on audio, as there‘s no way I could have processed Ancillary Justice in this format. Though this book is set in the same world, the style is very different and doesn‘t take the same amount of focus to comprehend. So far it‘s great on audio!

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Anton
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I hate to be the person to ruin this book's perfect Litsy rating, but I thought it was just okay. There are some interesting ideas that never really get developed, and the references to events in the Ancillary series just made me wish she'd written another of those books instead. Also, I didn't really care for the lead character, and the murder mystery isn't resolved to my satisfaction. This book isn't horrible, but it isn't great either. ⭐️⭐️1/2

[DELETED] 57804897 The best part of this book, for me, was the plot. I felt it unfolded like a flower, with layers within layers. Buuuut, yeah, the rest of it could have been more developed. Either the editor sliced too much meat off the bone, or it was rushed, IMHO 2y
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shanaqui
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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This made me happy and probably a large part of it was the three-gendered society (male, female, neutral). Loved the touches like the way people declared their adult name and gender when they were ready as young adults.

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BookishTrish
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Seriously wet #audiowalk in #Raincouver

JanJan Oh my, that looks so beautiful! 2y
bookwrm526 I just finished this one on audio, loved it! 2y
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bookwrm526
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This book is hugely fun. It still deals with a lot of the societal issues that her other books added, and it is tangentially related to her other series, but it‘s more of a caper/heist style story. I wanted so badly to finish it last night so I could count it towards October‘s stats, but I couldn‘t make myself stay up long enough.

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BookishTrish
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AlaMich Suburra is also a new series on Netflix I think. I have been debating whether I want to watch. My SO is not big on subtitles, so I would be on my own, and it seems like there is never time to watch things by myself. (edited) 2y
BookishTrish @AlaMich I hear you. Whenever I want to watch something my husband isn't interested in I rarely seem to get to it. So far Suburra is fantastic and DARK 2y
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Anton
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I started reading Provenance and so far it is... not good. The writing is really clunky, which is surprising given how well written the Imperial Radch trilogy is. I don't know, maybe my expectations were just too high or maybe I need to get used to the style, but so far I'm not impressed.

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Lizpixie
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This copy of Provenance is No48 of 350 numbered, signed First Editions. I absolutely loved the Ancillary series, I really hope this one is just as great. I'm really starting to accumulate some collectible signed books now, I should think about making a will so I know my babies will go to a good home. #protectmybabies

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Lizpixie
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Sorry if it feels like I'm spamming you guys today, I'm just excited about this #BookMail! Next up is this signed first edition of Ann Leckie's new book, Provenance. The author of the Ancillary series, this is the first novel of a new series I believe. It also came with this print which will be going up on my library door with all the other prints I get, though I'm running out of room quickly. #needmorespacealready

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
MrBook No need to apologize for spreading the biblio-cheer! It's difficult to find outside of Litsy. Thank you! 😎🙌🏻 2y
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earlgreyediting
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PROVENANCE by Ann Leckie is a thoughtful, nuanced sci-fi novel which touches on ambition, family and authenticity. Highly recommended.

Check out the full review at
http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2017/10/30/provenance-by-ann-leckie/

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BookishTrish
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LittlePixels Pretty! 2y
bookwrm526 This one is up next for me, I have one hour of The Time Traveler‘s Wife left, and I can‘t wait to start this one! (edited) 2y
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sprainedbrain Love! 2y
CouronneDhiver Beautiful colours going on. 🍂🍁 2y
DeleteAcct So pretty! 2y
mrozzz 😍 2y
BookishTrish @bookwrm526 I'm doing it on audiobook and I really like the narrator 2y
bookwrm526 @BookishTrish I started the audio today on my way to work, the same narrator did the last two books of the Ancillary Justice series, and she is great 2y
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Lizpixie
Provenance | Ann Leckie
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😩While shopping for my #fallbookexchange I may have gotten distracted and purchased things for myself.But they're worth breaking my #bookbuyban for.I think I found the copy of Nevernight I've been looking for(yay!)I had to have that booksleeve by @bookgogo and the other books are limited edition,signed hardcovers,The Butchers Hook has sprayed edges & Provenance comes with with an exclusive print & a chance to win a signed set of Ancillary books.

Louise Bookbuyban? What sort of medieval instrument of torture is this? 🤔 2y
CatLass007 @Louise Sounds terrifying!👿 2y
moranadatter The edge painting on Nevernight is lovely! 2y
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gossamerchild
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So this happened last night 😳😳🤩. She was lovely and amazing.

Karkar The doodle is awesome! 😃 2y
Libby1 Is this the same event you attended, @2BR02B ? 2y
gossamerchild @Karkar it is! 🤩🤩 2y
2BR02B @Libby1 I do believe it was! A Room of One's Own in Madison? 2y
gossamerchild @2BR02B yes! Small world ☺️ 2y
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