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Record of a Spaceborn Few
Record of a Spaceborn Few: Wayfarers 3 | Becky Chambers
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underground_bks
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This was my least favorite of Becky Chambers‘ Wayfarer series, but that doesn‘t mean I didn‘t absolutely love it! Each book in the Wayfarer series has filled me with tenderness, self-compassion, empathy, and much needed perspective. This installment explores the Exodan fleet through several characters, and the culture and system of the fleet is a fascinating backdrop to the everyday extraordinary of human life wherever you are in time and space.

Centique Yasss! I was the same, it was my least favourite but still so good. And I keep thinking back on this one, so over time it‘s wormed further into my heart 😍 1w
underground_bks @Centique I just love how deep she goes into Exodan culture! Oh yes, it‘s working its way into my heart with an illegal pinhole drive! 1w
readordierachel Yes to all of this! She balances the personal elements with the vast world so well. 1w
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BekaReid
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Extraordinary and fantastic story of ordinary life (though in space 😉). I have absolutely loved all 3 of Becky Chambers' Wayfarers books. This novel is an exploration of stories - both individual and communal, past and present - of multiple characters, each with their own voice, as they seek their place in the world and search for answers to inescapable questions and struggle, as we all do, to find their own way in an uncertain future.

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shanaqui
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This was a weird ride: I started off prepared to love it -- and in fact parts of the opening sections made me tear up -- but then it kind of shambles around without a plot, you feel like it's going to peter out completely, and then... Then there's a weird bit where I mostly just went “wait... what?“ and THEN it all begins to pull together. It was enjoyable as an exploration of the Exodan fleet and it comes together in the end, but it's a slow one.

rwmg Yes, I had a similar reaction and just read it as a slice of life in the fleet. 1mo
Squidapus Squidapus heard similar things...less a conference plot more just meandering 1mo
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Onioons
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Bookly has me pegged for the weekend reader that I am! Must do better. This book deserves better 💪🤓

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Carolyn11215
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On the 3rd of 6 books I need to complete this month in order to vote for Hugo Award in best novel category. #hugo2019

Erofan ❤🐶 2mo
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rwmg
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Entertaining slices of life aboard the Exodus fleet

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rwmg
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Laughterhp
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This book was great! I absolutely loved it and it was absolutely what I needed! You get a bunch of different people‘s POVs and their life on the fleet. Some of their stories interweave and it just makes for a great story! If you like sci-fi, space opera stories, this is for you!

I haven‘t read the 2nd book in this series yet, but I‘ll have to give it a go soon!

Physical Book: 1 finished; Total 2 books for #BFC #BFCR2 #SmallSteppers

Kayla.Adriena I friggin love Becky Chambers! You have GOT to read a Closed and Common Orbit! 2mo
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scripturient-ink
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Mehso-so

“From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we live. By the stars, we hope.“

I really don't know what to do with this one. I started it, left it sitting on my desk for a whole month and probably wouldn't have picked it up again if I didn't need it for my thesis. But once I got into it again, it was quite enjoyable. I think the problem for me was the lack of plot. It was more a social study in space than anything else.

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Laughterhp
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The hubby is away for work this week and this is how I‘m spending my rainy Tuesday night.

Enjoying Becky Chambers, Newport Vineyards wine, reruns of the Office, and I may sneak in a gluten free Oreo or 2. 😊

Hope everyone took a moment to relax today and if not, they still get time to! 💕

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scripturient-ink
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Feel ya, Tessa.

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scripturient-ink
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Looking forward to starting this one tonight. Though I'm already a bit sad that it's going to be the last one in the series ...

Emilymdxn Is it the last one??? I thought there was going to be a fourth one? 3mo
scripturient-ink @Emilymdxn Hm, I haven't heard anything about that 🤔 I only know about a novella that is supposed to be a standalone. But I would love to read another one of the Wayfarer books, so I hope you're right! 😁 3mo
Emilymdxn I saw on her website she said she was working on a fourth book but that could be out of date or not refer to a full novel 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3mo
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katieevans
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the only thing to get me through the smelly, crowded subway system 😂🌌

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TCLinrow
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So a new list for the next two months 😊

Carried a few books over from the last one to try and get them cleared off my #TBR while I'm in the right book mood ☺ Gonna try and clear off a few more this time 😎

My #TBRChallenge #RoundTwo is go ❤🧡💛

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AthenaWins
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The third and final book in Becky Chambers' Wayfarer Series. This one was even more character driven than the first two, if that is even possible. Another emotional rollercoaster with meaningful, believable characters. I caught myself fighting tears a few times. Deep and moving.

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twohectobooks
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I dunno guys, Becky Chambers‘ warm hug sf universe falls somewhere between giving me what #StarTrek is currently failing to deliver (an optimistic vision of the future) and not giving me enough in terms of STORY. I enjoy these books and I‘m here for “cozy sf” lining up beside all the other subgenres but there‘s just something missing for me. Love her worldbuilding, mildly interested in her characters, will read more.

readordierachel "Cozy sf" ❤ What a perfect description! 4mo
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stephothebesto
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Love! When I finished this, I sighed and hugged it. Character driven, thoughtful, creative. Becky Chambers is a queen!

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stephothebesto
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Sawyer and I share the same #squadgoals

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hermyknee
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

I didn‘t like this one as much as Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (fave!) or A Closed and Common Orbit (soooo good!), but it was still a cozy read. I hope to hear more about some of these characters, but I really miss the crew of the Wayfarer... and Pepper!

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stephothebesto
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Today's book purchase! The first two in the series were so delightful, I had to buy the third!

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hermyknee
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Saturday♥️

BethM Omg I must have that bookmark! Where did you get it? 4mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Pluto forever! 💔 4mo
hermyknee @BethM Amazon! 4mo
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Slajaunie 😂 4mo
Gina That book mark... **snicker** 4mo
Eggbeater That book mark made my morning. 😂 4mo
cathysaid “My Very Educated Mother...” 4mo
Rissa1 🔖🤣👍🖤 4mo
tracey38 Love the bookmark! Pluto will forever be a regular planet to me! 4mo
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Geeklet This is my favorite bookmark. ❤️ 4mo
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AthenaWins

Sometimes a character in a book reminds you of someone. And it's just so spot on....
This one character's father reminds me so much of mine. He's impatient, temperamental, constantly worried about his kids, and takes the time to say "I love you."
I cried over one page of prose and dialogue...

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AthenaWins
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This right here hit me right in the parent feels.

AiBBot I just bought this series. I have four books to finish before I start but I am so excited. 4mo
readordierachel That got me too. I love her books so much. 4mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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It's always a joy to step back into Becky Chambers' Wayfarers universe. There's something so wholesome and hopeful in the series that at the same time isn't superficial or smarmy. This book didn't have as much forward momentum as the other two, but I didn't mind because I enjoy the world and her generous thoughtful characterization (of human and non-human sapient species -- I love her aliens!). There's some nice casual queerness here too.

readingjedi I absolutely adored this series. I really wish Becky would write some more in the same universe. 5mo
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Rudis
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The third book in the series was just as cozy and wonderful as the first two. I really enjoyed seeing the different reasons people reacted to events, and how everyone had a different reason to stay or leave their home.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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"That's a poisonous thing, thinking your way is all there is."

I think Becky Chambers just nonchalantly pinpointed humanity's biggest problem??

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Mitch
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Ooohhhh.... award season! Got a favourite?

litenthusiast I was thrilled with the best novel catagory. I enjoyed both Spinning Silver and Space Opera. The other books in that catagory I have yet to read, but they are on my TBR list. 5mo
wanderinglynn A lot of those are on my TBR. And I‘ll probably add the others. 😉 5mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Haven‘t gotten to any of these yet, but excited nevertheless! 5mo
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eraderneely Nice to see so many women 5mo
Mitch @eraderneely That‘s what I thought 👍🏼 5mo
BookNAround Yay! The Calculating Stars made it. Did I send that to you in a swap, @Mitch ? It‘s one I know I‘ve sent a shocking number of people. 😂 5mo
Mitch @BookNAround you did. It‘s making its way to the top of the pile 👏🏻🥳👏🏻 5mo
TNbookworm The Calculating Stars is an awesome book🌟 5mo
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shanaqui

Literally 12 pages in and I choked up a little. How does she do this?

I mean, it's also due to being off antidepressants and anxiety meds after seven years -- it's a m a z i n g how much more I feel things in general (PSA: this is not to say antidepressants are bad; they can help immensely and the trade off was worth it -- but a lot of it is just... Chambers.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Candlelight reading in the bath after a productive day off doing my taxes, spring cleaning, and writing. #sciencefiction

Emilymdxn What a great reading setup! I loved this book 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Emilymdxn I am really enjoying it too! 5mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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I really loved this series. Record of a Space Born Few was my least favorite of the three but still very good. It makes me wonder about where we will end up in ten generations. Hopefully something that resembles the Exodan Fleet. I‘m officially a fan of this author and will read everything she writes. ❤️

BookishMeanderings I love Becky Chambers. I will automatically buy anything she releases. 5mo
Yeah_I_Read @BookishMeanderings same! She has a new book coming out in September! Not a part of the Wayfarers series but I‘m still excited! 5mo
hermyknee I‘m about to start Record of a Spaceborn Few! We‘re riding the same reading wave 🌊 📚 ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Yeah_I_Read @hermyknee it‘s different than the first two and a bit slow to start but I liked it 5mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Mehso-so

First one is still my favorite, but I just love so much the future that Chambers imagines for humanity and her examinations of what makes home, family, and belonging. The Exodus fleet was amazing!

It's hopeful and realistic at the same time.

But this felt more disjointed than the first two, and there doesn't seem to be an overarching plot across the trilogy. Just a whole lot of world building.

I want more cozy sci fi now though! 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

suzisteffen It‘s not a trilogy - just different books set in the same world (with more books to come). Just FYI. 5mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @suzisteffen Wow really? Cool! Thank you for telling me! ❤️ 5mo
suzisteffen @blamethestardust You‘re welcome! It helped me understand what she was up to for sure. 🙂 Have you read this one? 5mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @suzisteffen No! It looks gorgeous though! I guess I‘m making a trip to the library this weekend! Thanks again!! 5mo
suzisteffen @blamethestardust How much SF do we get with a specifically Quaker perspective, you know? I love Molly Gloss‘ books. 5mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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"We're made out of our ancestors. They're what keep us alive."

stephothebesto I loved the first 2 of the Wayfarers series, especially the 2nd. It was so thoughtful and quiet, in a though provoking way. A very different feel from the ragtag team on a quest vibe of the first, but in a great way. What's the vibe of this one? 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @stephothebesto Hmm, I found the feel of the first two books to be similarly optimistic and wholesome (but not in a smarmy way) so I'm not sure we've had the same experiences. This one has that same optimism/wholesomeness with more of an existential feeling. I think it's also thought-provoking. I would say the stakes in this one are definitely lower than the first two books. 5mo
stephothebesto Yes! Definitely optimistic and wholesome. Maybe I should have said "introspective" rather than quiet. Either way, based on what you said, I'm definitely looking forward to #3. Thanks! 5mo
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thebeercolonel
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Moving ,queer ,low fi but still hard hitting with its dealing with issues this is a beautiful ending to the Wayfarers trilogy

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danimgill
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Bailedbailed

This series has some seriously gorgeous covers and some lovely prose to match but if I make it 200 pages into a book and I can‘t tell you what the driving plot is then it‘s a hard no from me. I tried so hard for so long because I really liked the previous book but I just can‘t with this one.

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danimgill
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My fiancé and I are officially on the house hunt and I am so over the process already... time to curl up on the couch and try to power my way through the rest of this so-far lackluster final Wayfarers trilogy installment.

CouronneDhiver It‘s fun once you see a house or two that you‘re passionate about... hang in there. 5mo
IamIamIam Best of luck!!! Power through and I guarantee you won't be sorry! 5mo
Cortg Good luck! House hunting is exhausting, but I also really like it! 5mo
AllieLovesBooks We are selling our house soon I know how stressful the whole project can be, best of luck, and find a place with some book space! 📚😉 5mo
DGRachel Good luck! I bought my first house three years ago and I never want to go through that process again. 😣 5mo
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Aimeesue
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Currently on sale in the US ebook stores! I really, really enjoyed the whole trilogy.

BookishMarginalia Grabbed it! Thanks! 6mo
Jas16 Thanks for the heads up! 6mo
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readingjedi
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Could easily have read this #Netgalley book as a stand alone but in this case being a geek completist meant I got to experience the full Wayfarers trilogy. And I absolutely loved every one! The setting is so complete, so rich, so conceivably possible, so dang imaginative without being far fetched or alienating. The characters are so well constructed/written, so emotionally nuanced. If Vols. 1 & 2 covered belonging, family, selfhood, home ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont... Vol. 3 does all that with an added dash of existential angst. Chambers imbues everything with such emotional depth and warmth as well as joy, hope & redemption that I can't help but think there's hope for humanity yet. 7mo
readordierachel Great review 💙 7mo
juliegumdrop I just finished the first one last night. I‘ve got to get my hands on this one! 7mo
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sacrilecious
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I loved this book! I want to live in the Fleet.
I very much hope there will be more Wayfarers books.

My 3rd book finished for #24in48!

suzisteffen Loved all three! If I remember correctly, Chambers is planning most of her books for this universe. 7mo
sacrilecious @suzisteffen Yay! I love these books so much! 💗 7mo
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sacrilecious
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I'm on my 3rd book of #24in48. Loving it so far.

readordierachel Loved this one! 7mo
sacrilecious @readordierachel Me too! I am almost finished and feeling very melancholy about it ending. 7mo
readordierachel I hope she writes more! 7mo
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jetspins24
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What your book starts with, Reading Challenge #1 - #24in48 #24in48readathon

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sacrilecious
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Went to the library today to get a few more books to add to my #24in48 stack for this weekend. I also have a couple of possible audio books and a ton of stuff on my Kindle.
I am super excited about my second 24 in 48! Last time I made it to 21 hours. I'm hoping to do the whole 24 this time.

Silvertongue Yeeee good luck! It‘s my second 24 in 48 this weekend as well; I‘ve also picked up Evelyn Hardcastle for the weekend! Started it earlier this week—the intrigue is strong! 7mo
sacrilecious @Silvertongue I'm really looking forward to reading it, but I'm attempting to not start reading any of these books until 24 in 48 start time. We will see how that goes. 😁 Good luck with your goals too this weekend! 7mo
Emilymdxn I adored Record of a Spaceborn Few so so much! 7mo
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sacrilecious @Emilymdxn I can't wait to read it! I absolutely loved the other two Wayfarers books! 7mo
Skygoddess1 I really enjoyed Evelyn Hardcastle, and I didn‘t see the twists and turns of it, let alone who the murderer was 7mo
sacrilecious @Skygoddess1 I love a very twisty murder mystery so I have high hopes for this one! 7mo
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EllanaRose
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This... Oh this is just beautiful

readordierachel 💕💕💕 7mo
abbielistenstobooks I want this universe to be real!! 7mo
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EllanaRose
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I'm half tempted to try and finish this tonight, but we shall see

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abbielistenstobooks
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I finished this one a few days ago but I guess I didn't tell Litsy? As I just saw it on my "currently reading" list. What a fantastic series! What a fantastic universe! So cool to make humans the outsiders, the newcomers, the immigrant species. I loved it so much, and wish there were more books in this universe.

abbielistenstobooks Oh I see - there are two different tagable versions of this book. I did post my review when I first finished it! I guess I'm okay with singing its praises again though 🤷 7mo
Severnmeadows I‘m so looking forward to reading this. My only science fiction so far has been Doris Lessing‘s Shikasta series. 6mo
abbielistenstobooks @Severnmeadows I haven't read those! I will put them on the list. I hope you enjoy this series! I still think about it a lot. 6mo
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EllanaRose
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I'm enjoying this so far, sci fi isn't my normal genre but oooh I like it

BarbaraJean Yesssss!! Becky Chambers is amazing. This book is soooo good (and so are the two other Wayfarers books)! 7mo
tournevis Haven't read yet, but I've heard nothing but good. 7mo
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abbielistenstobooks
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I love the universe this trilogy exists in, so very much. I want to believe that it's possible for humanity to become this version of ourselves. And I'm so very sad the series is over! 😭😭😭❤️

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I want to get this book so badly! The release has been super delayed in Canada for some reason but I think it's finally available. 7mo
abbielistenstobooks @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian yayyyyy! Hopefully you'll get your hands on it soon. A tip: I wish I'd re-read the first two immediately before reading this one. 7mo
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morgan_lionheart
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This is maybe trying a little too hard to be profound, and the story is a little too tidy... But the world building is excellent, and it's refreshing reading about a future that is not a dystopia.

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EllanaRose
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Let's continue with the series!
I also finished my candy corn shawl, isn't it cute? #crochet

DarcysMom 💜💜💜 So cute! 7mo
llwheeler Love it! Beautiful pattern 7mo
readordierachel Adorable! 7mo
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Erofan 😍 7mo
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readingjedi
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Just started the third book of the excellent Wayfarers series. I really hope the author hasn't done with this universe as I think I could quite happily disappear into it forever!

With thanks to #netgalley for this book 🙂

Karisa I love that series too! 😍 7mo
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JPeterson
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Today at work has been rough. As in getting super flustered and upset in my supervisors office rough. Thankful, things worked out and I still managed to cook an awesome dinner tonight (black bean stuffed poblano peppers) and plan on hopefully getting a few more chapters in tonight. 🤞🏻

I also just might zone out and play WoW, and maybe just one chapter of reading. Best of both worlds? 🤷‍♀️

readordierachel Sorry about your day. Your dinner sounds amazing though! Hope the evening is relaxing :) 7mo
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