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Version Control
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
The acclaimed author of The Dream of Perpetual Motion returns with a compelling novel about the effects of science and technology on our friendships, our love lives, and our sense of self.Rebecca Wright has reclaimed her life, finding her way out of her grief and depression following a personal tragedy years ago. She spends her days working in customer support for the internet dating site where she first met her husband. But she has a strange, persistent sense that everything around her is somewhat off-kilter: she constantly feels as if she has walked into a room and forgotten what she intended to do there; on TV, the President seems to be the wrong person in the wrong place; herdreams are full of disquiet. Meanwhile, her husband's decade-long dedication to his invention, the causality violation device (which he would greatly prefer you not call a time machine) has effectively stalled his career and made him a laughingstock in the physics community. But he may be closer to success than either of them knows or can possibly imagine. Version Control is about a possible near future, but its also about the way we live now. Its about smart phones and self-driving cars and what we believe about the people we meet on the Internet. Its about a couple, Rebecca and Philip, who have experienced a tragedy, and about how they help--and fail to help--each other through it. Emotionally powerful and stunningly visionary, Version Control will alter the way you see your future and your present.From the Hardcover edition.
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TheLibrarian
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Well this looks and sounds interesting.

#kindledeal #ebookdeal

Zelma I really liked this one. Heavy literary sci go focused on family dynamic, really interesting. 2mo
8little_paws this is one of my all time faves. 2mo
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Guildedearlobe
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the letter V and @JoScho

📚 Version Control by Dexter Palmer
✏️ Kurt Vonnegut
🎥 V for Vendetta
📺 V I love the miniseries and both versions of the show.
🥕 I love veggies. I won‘t mention the many versions of Vanilla anything I enjoy.

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊 12mo
bookcollecter #V 🐍 12mo
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Scott_BookInvasion
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Mehso-so

Wow. This wasn‘t what I expected but it strung me along juuuuust enough to finish it.

It was more ‘literature‘ type reading than sci-fi where it dives deep into the relationships and cultural/societal topography of the near future.

It was interesting and quite well done but just slow and I was looking toward something a little faster and more action.

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CherylSwafford
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#humpdaypost
1. Coconut Cream Pie🥥
2. Time machine changes reality.
3. 20ish 😬
4. Scooby Doo.
5. Cancer🦀
@MinDea

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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

This messed with my head so much, but it was really good. #virtualinsanity #aprella

Bookdragon69 Not usually a science fiction person but this looks intriguing. 🤔 2y
emilyhaldi Looks cool, and I love the cover 💕 2y
Reviewsbylola That cover is crazy!! 2y
Cinfhen I like your endorsement 💚😜 2y
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parasolofdoom
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#bccunboxing I read and loved Version Control last year, nice to have a copy for my personal library now! I get the strange worlds case, there's several genres and it's a great priced no-frills surprise book subscription :).

https://bookcase.club/refer/Angel-DWCMFWEQ

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kathleenaflynn
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Pickpick

I'm only 8 percent in but already fascinated.

Now at 35 percent. Still riveted!

I loved it!!! So well-done, thought-provoking and moving!

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theshrinkette
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I can't seem to just sit and read any of the books I'm in the middle of, so I'm choosing to start a fresh one and see whether it sticks. This one comes highly recommended by @8little_paws and @GregZimmerman.

8little_paws Omgggggg I hope you love 2y
AceOnRoam This one kept me glued. I hope it does the same for you! 2y
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SeeJaneRead
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Oh dear this book is more relevant than intended

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8little_paws
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💙🎆

Reggie That's what they say...... but I took a guy to dinner to break up with him because I wanted him to know he was a great guy but just not for me and it never ends well. 2y
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8little_paws
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Pickpick

Well, here it is. My top fiction read of 2017. Doesn't matter there's still 5.5 months to go. This book connected with me in a major way. Does anyone else feel like that feeling you get when you read a book that rocks your world is the same feeling as when you meet someone and feel like you could fall in love with them? This book filled the void that The Nix left in me around this time last year. An all time favorite.

Lola @GregZimmerman @RoscoeBooks absolutely loved this one as well. 2y
GregZimmerman Yeeeeeesssss! That was my favorite book of last year. Great minds. 😀 2y
UrsulaMonarch Looking forward to checking this one out! 2y
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8little_paws
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This book just takes my breath away every five, ten pages or so. A delightful find.

Zelma I will definitely be reading anything this author writes in the future. 2y
8little_paws @zelma have you read his first book? 2y
Zelma @8little_paws no for some reason I thought this was his debut. I will research him more online. 👍 (edited) 2y
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8little_paws
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I'm so grateful I picked up this book. It speaks to me at this point in my life so strongly as I look at how I got to where I am and have to learn to accept things as they are. "You may learn to live with what happened to you, but you never get over it."

DeborahSmall So true. I need to pick this one up💕 2y
Suet624 This book. I think I gave it a so-so rating months ago but I've found myself continuing to think about it. It's pretty darn good. 2y
8little_paws @Suet624 it feels like it was custom written for me right at this moment. 2y
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8little_paws
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Oh em gee, not even to page 20 yet, I'm bananas for this book.

Zelma I really liked this one. It's definitely odd but very enjoyable to immerse yourself in. 2y
ValerieAndBooks The synopsis sounds intriguing! Stacking this! 2y
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JulAnna
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Pickpick

I didn't know what to expect from this book and I got exactly what I expected. This was intriguing, some science-y stuff (on the level of what is in Dark Matter). Enjoyable, with some thought-provoking content sprinkled throughout.

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JulAnna
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A peaceful evening😊

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
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JulAnna
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Starting this tonight, I have heard good things about it 😊

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Dwan
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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A *slow* burn of a book but a compelling story. About time travel, yes, but frank discussions of race and gender, as well. Intriguing.

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sfgretch
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So far this one has some deliciously unsettling parallels to today's society. It's a lonnngggg book, but I'm liking it so far.

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BraveNewBooks
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#readathon #hour1 Finished up this book from #tob17. Not often I can post a picture of the last page without spoilers! #kindle

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AshleyC816
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Pickpick

I really liked this one! It dragged slightly in the middle but picked up again by the end.

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SarahSaysRead
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No YOU got overexcited at the library and checked out more books than could fit in your tote bag. 📚😝📚

#library #newbooks #readathonprep #bookhaul

Notafraidofwords Totally start with Evicted! 😀 3y
AJBowers Me all the time 3y
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krismlars
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Pickpick

Feeling very guilty because this book is late back to the library! But I really liked it. It was much more than a time travel story. The discussions about social media, self-driving case, dating websites, and Big Data were especially interesting. I recommend this for people that weren't quite satisfied with Dark Matter. More ideas but less action.

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seebiscan
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I picked this book up from the library earlier today and just opened it to discover that this page has been ripped horribly! I gasped loudly enough that my dogs turned to look at me. 😂

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BraveNewBooks
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Nailing the experience of being a woman online dating. 😑

#ToB17 #ToB2017 #TournamentofBooks

MicheleinPhilly EW. I'm so glad I'm not single. Or into guys. ☺️ 3y
diovival YIKES 😒 3y
BraveNewBooks @MicheleinPhilly @diovival Yep. I don't doubt for a moment that these were at least inspired by real messages. 3y
diovival @BraveNewBooks Me either. I spent some time on POF and had to wade through plenty of hot mess messages. 3y
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krismlars
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"You don't want your story to be one where you hit a plateau and tread water for the rest of your life, and you tell yourself you're happy because you're getting by." This book is much more insightful that I expected it to be. I'm really enjoying it.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

This book was a little long for me. It was a cool idea, about how time travel works, and the implications. But I felt there was a lot of build up that did not add anything. And I felt that it sometimes got a little long winded.

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krismlars
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"Look at history," the President said, "and you'll see that when empires start to fall, the science and the art are always what go first." Well, this was certainly NOT spoken by 45...

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krismlars
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This is a biggie...please let me get through it before my six-mile snowshoe adventure next Sunday. I don't want to have to carry it in my pack!

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BookishFeminist
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Grabbed this at Barnes & Noble tonight! I've been meaning to read this for a while.

While I was there I discovered my B&N had rearranged everything & done away with separating all new books sections. How am I supposed to browse new releases if they're shelved entirely with backlist? I don't always have a list when I go to browse & prioritize buying new books over older titles. Giant pet peeve & going to a new B&N now. 😡

jpmcwisemorgan I wonder if they're all doing that??? 3y
balletbookworm It's every BN, just FYI. 3y
Megabooks ☹️☹️ but this is on my TBR too 3y
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BookishFeminist @balletbookworm 😡😡😡 that's really obnoxious. When I talked to them tonight they said they'd gotten a lot of complaints. Terrible marketing and layout decision. 3y
JennaRoot Whaaaa???!??! Well that stinks to hear. 3y
manifestsanity One of the best books I read this past year! 3y
balletbookworm @BookishFeminist well, yeah, I don't think too many people will argue with you. But apparently they have data.... 3y
BookishFeminist @balletbookworm Their data sucks, lol 3y
nofutureparttwo as a B&N bookseller whose store is also in the process of making this change, i've heard a lot of customers express the same frustration, and i feel similarly. i don't quite grasp the reasoning behind it, but i'd be surprised if it lasts. 3y
BookishFeminist @nofutureparttwo Yea the staff I spoke with tonight seemed similarly frustrated. How else will people know what to shop for? I keep track of new releases but most customers don't I bet. I'm contacting corporate tomorrow. It makes book browsing stressful! 3y
BookishFeminist @jpmcwisemorgan @JennaRoot glad I'm not the only one frustrated by this seemingly innocuous detail. 3y
BookishFeminist @Booksandcooks I've been waiting for the paperback since it was such a big hardcover to lug around 😀 3y
BookishFeminist @manifestsanity So glad to hear that! I've had it on my tbr since it came out but after lugging the hardback around for a while & making hardly any progress, decided to wait until the paperback release 3y
balletbookworm @BookishFeminist I didn't say I had confidence in it 😜😜😜 (I'm at a healthcare epidemiology conference rn I have talked A LOT about confidence in one's data this week, lol) 3y
nofutureparttwo @BookishFeminist exactly! it seems a bit shortsighted, if there's no intention to eventually replace the New Release bays with another way to display or highlight new titles. many new(er) authors don't have access to the same degree of publicity/promotion as better-known (or better-reviewed) writers (not every book can be an Oprah pick!), and i imagine this might make it harder for potential readers to stumble upon some great titles. 3y
Zelma Oh, this makes me really mad. That is a horrible marketing decision and takes away one of the biggest reasons to shops there - browsing. This is something B&in does much better than online retailers - allowing for the serendipity of finding a book in a display. I won't even want to go anymore if that's a long term plan for all the stores. 3y
Zelma Version Control is really good though. 👍 3y
Zelma Oh, this makes me really mad. That is a horrible marketing decision and takes away one of the biggest reasons to shops there - browsing. This is something B&in does much better than online retailers - allowing for the serendipity of finding a book in a display. I won't even want to go anymore if that's a long term plan for all the stores. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm going to complain too. I'm in a complaining type of mood so I need to put that to good use. 3y
ohyeahthatgirl I work at B&N, and I'm still getting used to it. It cost a lot of money in hours to do frontlist rotation and stores who got rid of the bays saw increased sales in backlist and frontlist (old & new books respectively). There will still be displays like new releases in HC & pprback, bestsellers, and some stores have "new in HC" tables. They figured it'd be easy to spot HCs mixed in and you might find an older title to go with it. 3y
ohyeahthatgirl I'm indifferent, but when sales are down because people can get it cheaper on Amazon and retail in general isn't doing great, they're trying new things. 3y
BookishFeminist @ohyeahthatgirl I get the logic behind it but I'm allowed to be frustrated with it and think it's shortsighted. Every other bigger bookstore, indies included, has new release sections and they're really just making it more likely for me and likely others to buy offline bc browsing will be a pain to find new titles. There are other displays sure, but those tend to be hotter releases, not lesser known authors or less buzzed titles. 3y
BookishFeminist @ohyeahthatgirl A lot of new things big box stores try don't work, and I don't think this is a smart decision on their part if they want to keep their customers less frustrated. Fwiw I heard 4 other ppl complain during the 30 min I was there. So I get it, but I don't think it's smart long term. I think sales are down bc frankly their marketing could use some work. It's stale and has been for a while. (edited) 3y
BookishFeminist @jpmcwisemorgan 💪🏼💪🏼 yea, I think I'm gonna go to my indie next time I want to browse until this is sorted out. Sucks since B&N is open late and I want to support them too but I'm not down for stressed shopping experiences. 3y
BookishFeminist @nofutureparttwo Yes! That's the precise reason I have with it. I don't buy bestsellers. I want to look at new, lesser known titles. Their current displays don't tend to make up for that and I have a well-stocked store. 3y
BookishFeminist @Zelma Yep, if I have a book to get off a list, I'm more likely to get it offline unless I know my local store has it in stock. (They often don't since I get indie published stuff and lesser known stuff if I'm buying new.) I go to bookstores solely to browse. I don't mind mixing frontlist w backlist in smaller stores but a store as big as B&N it's almost necessary to avoid frustration. I'd rather browse at my library at that point. 3y
Notafraidofwords Woah, I feel like my BN can never do that. The people there barely want to direct you anywhere let alone help you find something lol 3y
SaraBeagle They did this at ours too. At least in the history sections- my husband has been very frustrated the last two trips there. 3y
Jess All of the B&Ns near me did this. It has killed my Tuesday night ritual of browsing after work and finding new goodies. Now I only pick up books on my list because the browsing experience isn't relaxing. 3y
ohyeahthatgirl @BookishFeminist Of course! I definitely see what you mean. I love working in a bookstore, but it's definitely "corporate says" and stores do. It often feels like the C-levels haven't been to a bookstore for fun in a verrry long time. 3y
ban.annabread Well that ruins my weekend plans lol. I was gonna go to B&N and look for any new poetry anthologies. 3y
Laalaleighh I talked to the manager (used to work there) this is company wide. The store managers pushed for it. It infuriates me. 3y
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

Literary sci-fi done well. Set in a plausible near-future, with rogue physicists and potential time travel and a world that seems not quite right.

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Redheadrambles
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Despite having yet to read either of these - I was really excited by the outcome. I kind of like it when speculative fiction wins out over a more traditionally literary offering. Going to need to move this book up my list.

#tob2017 #tournamentofbooks #tob

Well-ReadNeck My bracket is complete busted. I read and liked both of these books, though 3y
Redheadrambles @Well-ReadNeck I didn't fill out the brackets but so far I am super bummed Sport of Kings didn't make the play in, but happy UR won it's round as expected). I need to read The Vegetarian but I was pretty surprised it lost and in this round, based on my pre-reading bias I am happy ! So much fun 😀 3y
ReadingEnvy I'm still working on this one, waffling on my feelings on it. 3y
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Redheadrambles @ReadingEnvy any strong feelings about which book you would like to see take out the rooster ? 3y
ReadingEnvy @Redheadrambles black wave! Hoping for a zombie pick. 3y
ClairesReads Keen to read this one too! 3y
ClairesReads I was also super surprised The Vegetarian lost its bracket! I've not read it yet either- but seemed the stronger pick based on pre-reading! 3y
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads Yes I thought so too but that's what I love about this ToB thing - the subjective nature of book judgement is kinda made manifest. I do feel I need to get to The Vegetarian but I am more immediately drawn to Version Control 3y
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads Also wasn't really a surprise but still super excited that Homegoing has progressed in today's round. I think it is shaping up nicely as a UR vs HG final. Although I almost wish it wouldn't as I don't like the idea of them always compared. They are both excellent in different ways. 3y
ClairesReads I totally wasn't surprised either- confession haven't read Homegoing yet! Preordered it in smaller format- should arrive in a month or two! But yes I do feel that probably there isn't a huge amount to be gained from comparison to Underground Railroad...will be interested to see how we proceed from here! 3y
merelybookish Version Control got the boot today. I think Underground Railroad is cruising to the win! 3y
Redheadrambles @merelybookish yes I saw that. It was a pretty good judgement and I think your right unless there is a big upset then it's likely Homegoing vs UR ? 3y
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Kristelh
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Just finished this in time for this morning's play off, #tournamentofbooks2017. I really liked this one. So much here to think about.

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ReadingEnvy
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(Saying 100 pages in that I'm not sure I'll finish this one.)

Suet624 I struggled with this book. A lot. And then I talked about sections of it for the next hour. Not saying you should continue it but I was surprised by how it had seeped into my brain pan. 3y
ReadingEnvy @Suet624 parts of it I really like and then I hit sections where I'm skimming so I just don't know.... 3y
Kristelh So good, may be my favorite 📚. I need to process it but so much in this SF. 3y
ReadingEnvy @Kristelh good to hear a positive view! 3y
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MamaEmm
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An amazing story about a possible near future. Couldn't put it down.

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Hedwig
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As a physicist... Ouch

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Zelma
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Pickpick

The only ToB book I got to this year, but it was a really interesting one. A melding of physics, time travel, mundane like stuff, relationships, ennui, parenting, alcoholism, some race issues, this novel covers a lot. Not always successfully and it's a bit too long and meandering. But the characters are complex and made me want to follow their stories. Plus a really nice spin on the usual time travel story.

ReadingEnvy My favorite from the books I read just lost its round today 😢 3y
Zelma @ReadingEnvy ooh, I am about the read today's round. It was a brutal match-up. 3y
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Hedwig
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Trying to distract myself the evening before a few stressful days (and to get to 6/16 before the ToB starts on Wednesday)

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Zelma
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Skippy and Toby stole my warm seat while refilling my coffee so I have been relegated to another couch. Super sore today and resting more. I might finally finish this book if I can get off of Litsy sometime soon! 😆

JoeStalksBeck ❤❤❤❤❤ 3y
Cinfhen Soooo cute 💕 3y
DGRachel 😻😻😻 3y
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MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 3y
Megabooks 💖💖💖 3y
KVanRead And they look so innocent.😻😻😻 3y
SharonGoforth 😻😻❤️💕❤️ 3y
asiriusreader 😻😻💗 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Glad to hear everyone's okay and you're resting today. Take care! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 😻😻😻😻😻 3y
JessClark78 🐱🐱❤️ 3y
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Kristelh
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What I have left to read for #Tournamentofbooks2017

JenP You should participate in the march madness challenge. 4 of the books are in the bracket 3y
Kristelh @JenP, I did vote on your March Madness but I am such a slow reader that I only made it through have the #2017ToB and it started today. I missed the first playoff. Sudden Death won and I read the other two. I own Sudden Death and will get to it sometime. 3y
JenP @Kristelh it is possible to do really well on the challenge of you happen to pick the right book. It's set up in a way that luck/strategy has more to do with it than fast reading. But I understand that it's a commitment that might not make sense if you are working on other challenge. I just mentioned it because quite a few on the bracket are ones oh plan to read anyway 😊 3y
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Kristelh @JenP, I am struggling to get my current commitments done. I should look at it though. 3y
JenP @Kristelh no pressure. Tournament of books is a lot to get to. I will do that next year since I like many of the books on the list 3y
Kristelh @JenP, you start out by trying to guess which books will make the long list (and hopefully the short list this year so you can be ahead. I really like the list at http://www.themillions.com/2017/01/most-anticipated-the-great-2017-book-preview.... for trying to guess which ones to read for next year. I am think Lincoln in the Bardo will make it next year. So I need to read this years and start on next year. Makes it hard to keep up with 1001 book 3y
JenP @Kristelh yes, I follow the millions and follow there tournament of books, I just have never played along. I get tired after doing the Man Booker shadow panel and the Bailey's list. But maybe next year. Thanks! 3y
Kristelh So @JenP, you read that Sudden Death won and its about Tennis and we #infinitejestbuddyread should be reading that book 📚 3y
JenP @Kristelh yes! 3y
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Mindyrecycles
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Zelma
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I haven't been around Litsy lately due to major changes in my house and projects (getting room ready for my mother-in-law to move in 😶). Still working on Same book, which was really slow at first and then just clicked frame around page 100. Now I'm really liking it and flying through it. Plenty of coffee this morning; Mr. Z has his GoT cup out. Isn't it cool? 😍

PurpleyPumpkin Love the cup! It's perfect for this time of year. Hope life gets back to "normal" for you soon... 3y
Zelma @PurpleyPumpkin thanks so much! I've also recently expanded my job hunting to outside my field in the hopes I can get back to work. Lots of transition here. 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Those periods in life are always stressful. But in some ways, exciting too! Hope your changes are more the latter than the former. 3y
Zelma @PurpleyPumpkin me too. I am ready for some change after a rough year and dreariness of the moment. I'm done with stasis and ready for new! 👍 3y
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Zelma
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There are certainly worse places I could spend my time waiting for my car to be repaired. 😉

Cinfhen Agreed 😉 3y
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Mindyrecycles
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If even a minor character from a book happens to be reading Octavia Butler, that's it. I am IN! #tob2017

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Suet624
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Thank the Lord. I've finished the book. It just about killed me though. There was excellent commentary in here but did it have to be 495 pages?? I've read two science fiction novels on the Tournament of Books list and had trouble getting through both of them. Maybe it's time to admit I might not like that genre. Is Dune considered SF? I loved that book. Oh well, moving on .... #TOB17

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉😊I enjoyed your review as well! I didn't realize this book is part of TOB?!? I'm not really liking many of their nominations 😬 3y
minkyb You are a trooper! 3y
Suet624 @Cinfhen they actually have a lot of great books on the list. I just haven't liked the SF ones. Reviewers of SF like this book a lot so I think it's just me. 3y
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Suet624 @minkyb Thanks for your support. 💕💕 3y
saresmoore Hmm, I sometimes like Sci-Fi, but this one sounds a little too dense and science-y. Good on you for making it all the way through to the end! 3y
Suet624 @saresmoore if I hadn't read two delicious books before this one and had more delicious books waiting to be read maybe I would've had more patience for this one. I'm just so relieved to be done so I can fall into a Fredrik Backman story. 3y
saresmoore @Suet624 I still haven't read any Backman! Do you reckon I should start with Ove? 3y
Suet624 @saresmoore That's the one I started with and I enjoyed it so much. I'm about to start My Grandmother now. He just has a lovely way of writing about people... 3y
saresmoore @Suet624 @BookishMarginalia Great! I'm headed to the library today. :) 3y
BookishMarginalia @saresmoore Hope you love it! 3y
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Suet624
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer

"I shouldn't tell you this, but sometimes when I'm alone in the house I hang bedsheets over all the mirrors: it just makes things easier." Yes, I can relate. ?

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Suet624
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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This is number 11 for me on the Tournament of Books short list. It received a 100% rating on Litsy. I'm not feeling it. On page 138 of a 500 page book and I'm dragging. Does it get better???

outis I thought it got better. Generally i thought it felt a little long until the end when I couldn't figure out what could have been cut. 3y
Suet624 @outis okay. That's helpful to know. I don't mind slogging through the weeds if there's the potential for a good story. I just wasn't sure if that 100% rating was from just one person. 3y
outis I know others have definitely felt so-so about this one - it's not for everyone. 3y
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Zelma
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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My library stack but all I can concentrate on right now is comics. *sigh* 😐

Reviewsbylola It happens! Just enjoy your comics. 😁 3y
Zelma @Reviewsbylola I need to find more to read! 😂 the library only has so many. 😋 3y
Centique This is where I leave you - made me laugh So Hard. Hope you enjoy it 👍 3y
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she_barks
Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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Trying hard to read 150 pages of this before it expires tonight. Since it took me 3 weeks to get this far, it's basically impossible, but still worth trying.

TrishTheBibliophile Can I ask what kind of soup that is? Is it pho? It looks absolutely delish! (edited) 3y
heikemarie Love going to my phô place and reading a book ❤ 3y
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