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How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories
How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories | N K Jemisin
Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance TrilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsThe Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition)Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction)The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella)Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed SunThe Dreamblood Duology (omnibus)The Broken EarthThe Fifth SeasonThe Obelisk GateThe Stone Sky
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cdreincarnate
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Finally finished this collection! I should read more short stories because I really enjoyed these!

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readordierachel
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Great collection. So much imagination. Such varied worlds and ideas. In the awesome foreword, Jemisin talks about using short stories to explore ideas, to see if they will work in longer fiction. The stories that birthed The City We Became and The Broken Earth trilogy are included. It was cool to see what those developed from. My favorite story in the bunch was "Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, in the City Under the Still Waters" (just ?).

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Anya91
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This is a reread because I read this a couple of years ago but I love N. K. Jemisin books. This time I am listening to the audiobook version of this book so I am sure I will enjoy it 10 times more.

#happyblackfuturemonth

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KatieDid927
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This is out the door and on the way! Should arrive on Monday. @Chelleo #BlitsySwap #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap

Chelleo Exciting! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
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KatieDid927
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This arrived today! Thank you @riversong153 !!

I still have to wrap and ship my package, but I have everything ready. Hoping to ship this week. @Chelleo #blitsyswap #blitsyhistorymonthswap

riversong153 Wow, that was fast! I thought it would at least take 2 days! 10mo
Chelleo 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
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Jen2
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Pickpick

Really good!!

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Sara_Planz
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Some of y‘all know I left my job managing a bookstore in Texas when my husband got a job with the National Weather Service in Las Vegas. I‘ve been having difficulty finding a new job here and it‘s really got me down. I took a 20 minute drive out to Red Rock Canyon and sat and read for a bit and then went and hiked. It helped clear my mind for sure.

ItsAnotherJen Beautiful pictures! 1y
kspenmoll Gorgeous. So glad it helped you. 💕 1y
Tamra I can see why it was restorative. Hang in there! (edited) 1y
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Bookzombie I‘m hope you find something you will love soon! Beautiful photos! 💗 1y
Christine I have moved many a time because of my husband‘s work for the same parent agency (though he is in fisheries). Glad you enjoyed that beautiful setting and wishing you well. 1y
MaureenMc 🙏💗💗 1y
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rjsthumbelina
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Each of these short stories is super engaging and manages to flesh out a full world, even in a short number of pages. Jemison is brilliant. A great mix of scifi and fantasy. Plus the stories are very much used to illuminate something that's wrong with our current society, but not in a way that beats you over the head. It just makes you feel for the characters and to know that something is wrong. Wonderful collection

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NikkiM5
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Mehso-so

I don‘t read many short stories, so I often give them so-so ratings. I fell in love with the cover immediately and I do recommend it if you love sci-fi/fantasy. My favs were:
The City Born Great
L‘Alchimista
Valedictorian
The Evaluators
On the Banks of River Lex
Non-Zero Probabilities

“The City Born Great” is an actual series, so I‘m looking forward to starting it. This was my April #bookspin so I got it on time yay.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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NikkiM5
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I can‘t thank you enough jploves2read. Your beautiful postcard, yummy smelling candles tote bag and I-clips are much appreciated. I‘m also looking forward to reading the books you gifted, especially the tagged. Thank you again ❤️and if I am ever blessed enough to visit your island, you will be the first to know 😊 #BHMS

Chelleo Lovely! The tote is so cute! 2y
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GreenGrl87
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Godspeed little box of goodies! #BHMS #BlitsySwap #BlitsyHistoryMonth

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
GreenGrl87 @Between_The_Covers did your package make it in time? 2y
Between_The_Covers @GreenGrl87 Yes! I absolutely love it. I'm going to post it as soon as I can. I had a bit of an accident but thank you so much for everything 🥰❤️ 2y
GreenGrl87 @Between_The_Covers oh no, I hope everything‘s alright! And no rush on posting, I‘m just glad to hear it arrived. I was worried because I shipped it at the last minute, but I‘m glad it worked out! 2y
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GreenGrl87
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Ooooh @sweetpealsd thank you! I can‘t wait for opening day!! #BlitsySwap #BHMS

sweetpealsd I hope you like everything! 2y
GreenGrl87 I‘m sure I will 😄 I‘m so excited! 2y
Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
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jen_hayes7
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Wow. What a talented storyteller Jemisin is. These stories just seemed to get better and better as the book progressed. Can‘t wait to read more of Jemisin‘s work.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Jemisin is awesome! Whatcha making? 2y
jen_hayes7 @BarbaraTheBibliophage It was supposed to be a baby blanket, but I overshot and it‘s now an adult sized creation. Luckily the mom is thrilled by my error. 🤣 2y
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jenniferw88
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It turns out that I have a lot of black lgbtq authors on the tbr/wishlist - this is just a selection of their books.

#integrateyourshelf @ChasingOm @Emilymdxn

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KatieDid927
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This is out the door and on the way!

@Chelleo #BHMS #blitsy #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap #BlitsySwap

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 #blitsyswap (edited) 2y
Mitch Love your stickers xxx 2y
KatieDid927 @Mitch Thanks! 😊 2y
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jen_hayes7
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Lennox and I are enjoying a nice relaxing late afternoon digging into this book of short stories.I‘m really enjoying them thus far. #lennox #catsoflitsy

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kalivha
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4.5 stars.

I loved this, and felt like every story was special; I recognised some elements from the author's long fiction works and did not mind at all.

kalivha I want to draw particular attention to "Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows" because I feel like it is extremely topical in early 2021 with the year we just lived through. It captures well the monotony and isolation that so many of us have recently (after its writing) experienced and reading something written before 2018 that captured elements of 2020 so well felt truly special. 2y
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Caterina
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Updated, realistic #20in4 #readathon goal: finish this book for #AuthorAMonth sometime today! (Maybe on the plane if I'm not sleeping 😅) I've been really enjoying it so far. Each story sucks me completely into its own unique world - a great showcase of Jemisin's skill with world building!

Soubhiville I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it 😊 2y
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Q84
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ I didn't like most of these stories. Maybe I just don't care for short stories. I don't know. I don't read many.
14hr 12min/20hr

#AuthorAMonth #BookSpinBingo #20in4 @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 Wow! That‘s a brilliant time. 👏👏👏 I‘m not a fan of short stories. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Q84 @Andrew65 Thanks 2y
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GreenGrl87
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Just found this super cool photo challenge for #blackhistorymonth I think I‘m going to give it a try, even though reading over the prompts I have a feeling that a lot of them are going to end up being Octaviano Butler books because I just love her work so, so much! #blackliteracyisrevolutionary

Nute Thank you for this reading challenge for Black History Month. I wish that I had seen it when it originally posted instead of coming across it just today. There are so many good prompts on it. I read many of your answers and am grateful for the discovery of some unknown books. 2y
GreenGrl87 @Nute thanks! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. I fell off about halfway, but following the tag on IG I did find out about a lot of good books to add to my TBR as well as some new accounts to follow. 2y
Nute I‘m not really active on Instagram. I feel that I might be missing out on another awesome source of connection and interaction. It even took me quite some time to feel comfortable on Litsy. It was the shared dialogue about books that gave me confidence to have this social media account. Maybe one day I‘ll branch out. It seems like one has to be a little more social-media-savvy to have an account there. Unfortunately, I‘m pretty basic.🥴 2y
GreenGrl87 @Nute I definitely prefer the interaction and sense of community here over IG, so I wouldn‘t say you‘re missing out on much if you aren‘t already active there. I‘ve found some good “Bookstagrams” to follow and just see what they‘re posting and recommending, but generally I find I‘m not able to have the same level of conversation there as I do here. 2y
Nute Litsy is a lifeline! I feel like I have found my social media family here.😃 It‘s a very positive and supportive community. I have so many “real” connections here. And now I can add your acquaintance to that sweet list! I look forward to our future conversations, Ms. Jennifer!😊 2y
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KatieDid927
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Dearest @Chrissyreadit , I received your package today! Thank you! 🥰

#BHMS #blitsy #BlitsySwap @Chelleo

KatieDid927 @Chrissyreadit Yay!! Thank you! 2y
Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 2y
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vlwelser
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I thought this was great. She sort of makes the fantasy/scifi genre more modern. But she uses the old stuff for inspiration. There are definitely some Heinlein undertones in a couple of the stories. If you're new to fantasy or scifi or don't read it a lot, I probably wouldn't recommend this, at least not the whole thing.

#AuthorAMonth with @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo free space (last one)
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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kalivha

It is so easy to have principles. Far, far harder to live by them.

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RaeLovesToRead
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I've not done great this month for #authoramonth but there's still time to start... may manage a few short stories before the month is out!

Love my Kindle ❤

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kalivha
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This is my next read! I generally read a lot of books that I'm excited about from the get-go and this is no exception. Love N.K.Jemisin.

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Caterina
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Uh oh. ??? "Because you first opened this book 2 years ago, it might take you another 30 years." ? #AuthorAMonth

BookishTrish 🤣🤣🤣 2y
cariashley Ha! What app is that? 2y
Caterina @cariashley Libby! Apparently I checked out this book 2 years ago and never read it, so now that I've checked it out again and started reading it, it has very low expectations of me. 😂 2y
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Amandajoy 🤣 2y
MarriedtoMrT Hahaha. That‘s great! 2y
Texreader 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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MeganAnn
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Book 2 #newyearwhodis
With short story collections there always seems to be mediocre stories to slog through between the great ones. This is the exception! I found myself loving almost every story here and wishing I could spend more time in these worlds with these characters.

I am in awe of Jemisin‘s talent and originality! One story after another, all different from those before, all amazing! I now need to read everything she‘s ever written 😍

BarbaraJean I know, right?! I feel the same way about short story collections—they‘re very hit-or-miss for me. But not this one. I‘m so glad you enjoyed it too! I think Jemisin can basically do no wrong... so talented!! 2y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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Thank you for the tag @slategreyskies and @Cupcake12 for the questions #MotivationalMonday

1. Catch up on Litsy love and general stuff, such as this post 😁
2. Salsa verde with healthy Trader Joe‘s tortilla chips
3. Afternoons when I am done with day‘s work or at night before bed. Favorites as I feel relaxed and calm to tackle crazy reads.

Cupcake12 Thank you for playing. Hope you‘re safe and well x 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I just couldn‘t get into this, and the library e-book hold ran out before I could try to find at least one short story I liked a lot. It‘s probably me— there‘s been a lot of hold requests for this one before and after it was my turn. Attempted for #authoramonth #authoramonth2021

P.S. I kind of like how our trees‘ reflection blends with the cover 😊

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KarenUK
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Mehso-so

Definitely a case of “It‘s me, not you” with this one. The writing is really good, but Sci-Fi/fantasy short stories are just not for me. Reading challenges push us out of our comfort zones.... and this confirms that this is just not my genre....
#pop21 #afrofuturism
#authoramonth

BarbaraBB Interesting... yet I think I‘ll take a pass 😉 2y
Cinfhen AGREED!! I‘ve tried 3 by Jemisin now and it‘s just not my vibe 2y
Kalalalatja I liked Jemisin‘s Broken Earth trilogy, but I‘m not really a short story reader, so I think I‘ll take a pass 😅 2y
ValerieAndBooks I felt the same way about this one. My loan ran out before I could finish and I didn‘t feel compelled to get back in line for it. 2y
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Butterfinger
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I think this is one of the most gorgeous covers. This is my first Jemison and I loved it. My favorite short stories were the ones that had a dystopian feel like The Valedictorian when AI creatures were the victor and knew how to keep the people down.

#AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville #Booked21 -scifi by woman @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage #PopSugar21 - Afrofuturist

Cinfhen Lots of mixed reviews/ glad you enjoyed it ♥️ 2y
Zoes_Human I love, love, love Jemisin! 2y
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Chrissyreadit
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1. Fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction
2. Sometimes, it depends. I like Unique, quotes, pencils, stickers
3.both
4. This is hard, I like so many things, especially if it is meaningful to a time or place.
5. Both #bhms #blitsyhistorymonth

riversong153 Thanks for participating! 2y
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Butterfinger

It's sad, isn't it? So many of our leaders are weak, and choose to take power from others rather than build strength in themselves. And then, having laid claim to what they have not earned, they wonder why everything around them spirals into chaos.

Dang!! #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Chrissyreadit Truth. 2y
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Jadams1776
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How have I not read her before now?! I love a good collection of short stories and this was a GOOD collection of short stories! She can get a powerful message across in such short works. I love it! #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
Butterfinger I just picked this up to start tonight. 2y
Crazeedi Hey there, welcome to #litsylove! I'll be getting a note to you soon! 2y
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Jadams1776 @Crazeedi Hey! I look forward to it! I‘m waiting on new stationary to come in so I can start writing/answering 😊 2y
Crazeedi @Jadams1776 I am always behind, but I love sending and receiving mail. And I'm addicted to pens pencils paper, stationery, stickers washi tape..... 2y
BennettBookworm Yes! Do you have The City We Became by Jemison? I loved it! 2y
Jadams1776 @BennettBookworm I don‘t have that one yet, but it‘s on my wish list 2y
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Butterfinger
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Soubhiville Prepare to get lost in The Starless Sea! It‘s one of my favorites of all time. 2y
mom2bugnbee Me, too, @Soubhiville ! I was a little bit worried b/c I loved The Night Circus so much, but this did not disappoint. 2y
Cinfhen Happy reading 😍🥳 2y
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Melismatic
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#NKJemisin is truly top of class for addictive sci fi - a genre I don‘t typically gravitate toward. This collex of shorts was super enjoyable.

#AuthoroftheMonth #AuthorAMonth

Q84 I will be ready this one sometime this month as well. Glad you enjoyed it. 2y
Melismatic @Q84 you‘ll love it! It was so good 2y
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KatieDid927
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1. This shifts a bunch as I discover new businesses. My fave of my recent finds is : https://etsy.me/2w8ChYa

2. Nothing super relevant to this swap. (Shot glasses from travels, Jiminy Cricket, etc.) I do really like magnets.

3. Plain coffee beans or grounds.

4. Aaliyah, Lizzo, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Bill Withers, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder.

5. Stacey Abrams. She‘s brilliant and inspiring.

#BHMS @GreenGrl87 @Chelleo

GreenGrl87 Stacey Abrams is the GOAT 🙌🏽 2y
Chelleo Stacey Abrams is a badass! 2y
Chelleo This Etsy site is great....beautiful scarves 2y
AmyG I want a pet. And I shall name her Stacy. 2y
KatieDid927 @Chelleo Yeah the art is really lovely. 2y
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Mitch
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As of midnight tonight we‘re on a national lockdown for 6 weeks. So I rushed to the post office this afternoon with my #blitsy swap package. A few things will come separately in a small envelope (when I get them!) but the bulk of the package is now on its journey! Phew!

Chelleo Thank you @Mitch for getting this out ahead of the lockdown. Will mail be delivered to you during the lockdown? Can you shop online? 2y
Mitch @Chelleo yeah - we‘ll continue to get deliveries. But if it‘s like last time instead on post every day we got it once a week. I have a few little items that didn‘t come in time to put in the box. But I can pop those in an envelope and post them easily later this month. They‘re only tiny things! 2y
Chelleo Thanks, that helps. There are a few other UK ppl in the swap and want to understand what they‘re up against. 2y
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Mitch @Chelleo the main issue is getting safely to a post office! 2y
Gissy Wow! Again? Which country/countries? 2y
Mitch @Gissy The UK 😓 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Mehso-so

This is a wide range of short stories, from fantasy to hard sci-fic...a little something for everyone who loves the genres. I don‘t generally prefer short stories and not a big fan of the genres, but I did enjoy a few of the stories and the introduction where NKJ mentions she uses these stories to develop some of her novels. Her imagination is incredible, looking at the different worlds she created and ⬇️
#AuthorAMonth

erzascarletbookgasm ... the powerful themes weaved in. These stories are great and I‘ll recommend to fans of the genres..I just wished I liked them more. 2y
Cinfhen I didn‘t do too well with my audiobook/ I‘ll need to try something else for #AuthorAMonth 2y
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Soubhiville
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Mehso-so

I wound up not finishing all of the stories in this audiobook. Some of them weren‘t holding my attention, some I didn‘t care for the narrators. I admit to having a hard time with short stories, they often just don‘t work for me.

I did enjoy two of them: L‘Alchemista and The Narcomancer.

I feel like there is an audience who probably love this, unfortunately it‘s mostly not for me.

#AuthorAMonth

megnews I‘ve never really cared for short stories and I can‘t pinpoint why. 2y
CoffeeNBooks @megnews I'm not a fan of short stories, either. They just never feel fully developed, or something. There are a few short stories I love, but typically I don't like them. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Still on hold for this from my library system. Even though I reserved it last month. Only one ebook copy! 2y
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Soubhiville
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Today begins our month of N K Jemisin! What do you plan to read? I‘m reading the tagged. Do you have any recommendations for first time readers? I adored The City We Became! It was one of my favorites last year and is terrific on audio.

Happy New Year 🎊 and Happy Reading everyone!
#AuthorAMonth

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sprainedbrain I going to be listening to The City We Became! My first Jemisin books were The Broken Earth series and I highly recommend them. ❤️ 2y
dariazeoli I started my first Jemisin this morning! 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser I have never heard of N K Jemisin but I have heard of her book The City We Became (I've just not ever noticed her name). If I can get a hold of it I will probably start with that one 😊 2y
IndoorDame I‘m so excited for this month! I‘ve never read Jemisin before. I‘ll be reading 2y
Bookwormjillk I definitely plan on reading The City We Became and maybe The Stone Sky if I get my library hold before the end of the month 2y
Read-y_Picker If anyone really wants to nerd out, Levar Burton does readings of several of her short stories on his podcast, Levar Burton Reads, and he‘s amazing! I‘m going to re-listen to The Narcomancer from How Long... and the dive into (edited) 2y
RaeLovesToRead I think I'll try How long till black future month! 2y
throwmeabook I had never heard of her before but just started the tagged book and enjoying it so far. Depending on when my holds come in, I might be reading more. 2y
Butterfinger I have checked out The City We Became and How Long till Black Future Month and then if I have time begin one of her fantasy series. 2y
Soubhiville @Read-y_Picker thanks for the podcast heads up! That has been one of my favorite stories in the collection so far. 2y
CareBear I‘m finishing up The Broken Earth trilogy with The Stone Sky...then we‘ll see what happens. Happy New Year, Soubhi! 🥳 2y
Andrew65 Never read her before but have wanted to. I have been collecting and now own 3, and looking to add the second and third in the Fifth Season Trilogy. The books I‘m aiming to read are : The City We Became, Emergency Skin, The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, The Stone Sky. 2y
CoffeeNBooks I'm planning to read The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. 2y
Megabooks I am reading The City We Became on audio actually! 2y
LibrarianRyan Don‘t know. Heading to BN later today but they don‘t have the best Scully do fan collection. I might see what the library has on audio foe when I go back to work mi day 2y
Mitch Im going to try to do The City We Became - i have it in print - but the audio gets so many raves, I might pair the audio with this month's puppy walks. 2y
CaraTK @Soubhiville @Megabooks yes! I‘m doing the audio of The City We Became too 2y
Susanita My hold just came through for 2y
julesG I'll give The City We Became a try. 2y
mom2bugnbee I've never read her before, so starting 2y
staci.reads Never read any of hers, so I'm starting with this one today. If I do a 2nd one, it will be The Fifth Season. 2y
Julsmarshall I‘m starting with the Fifth Season too! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I have the tagged book on hold 👍 2y
BookwormAHN I'm going to start with The Stone Sky. 2y
DHill I‘m starting The City We Became on audio. 2y
Pageturner1 i am not familiar with her. Are her earlier or newer reads better. 2y
StellarDoc I plan to read this one and The City We Became, at the very least! Hopefully I can read The Broken Earth trilogy as well! 2y
Soubhiville @Pageturner1 her trilogies are very popular. It depends if you lean more towards fantasy or sci-fi, long reads or short. 2y
Eggs I‘m reading The City We Became 2y
Bookzombie I‘m starting with The Fifth Season. 2y
vlwelser Starting with this.... 2y
Lizpixie The Fifth Season was my first Jemisin & was fantastic. 2y
Deblovestoread Starting with The Fifth Season. It been on my TBR for quite awhile. 2y
tjwill I got The City We Became as an add-on from Book of the Month. I look forward to it being delivered this month and will start it then! 2y
Kimberlone Yay I have a couple in the queue for this month: The City We Became and The Fifth Season. If I like The Fifth Season I might also want to continue on with more of that series...we shall see! 2y
britt_reads I just got my library hold for How Long til Black Future Month. I own The City We Became and The Fifth Season. I don‘t know how many I‘ll get around to this month, but I‘m really looking forward to all of them. 2y
rjsthumbelina @tjwill I did the same thing with The City! 2y
SamAnne The Obelisk Gate! 2y
Larkken Loved the City We Became but I've always had trouble getting into Fifth Season, so I'm excited to try Again! 2y
Read-y_Picker @Soubhiville I‘m partial to Cuisine des mémoires and L‘Alchimista myself. So beautiful. 2y
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Soubhiville
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January‘s #bookspinbingo is a combination of swap and gift books, bookclub reads, and audiobooks about to come up from the library. Looking forward to 2021! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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I finally got a new iPad to replace my ancient one that broke over a year ago! Now I can reserve and read ebooks from the library (hate reading from the laptop), which is especially great for authors I don‘t already have in hard copy form for #authoramonth. NK Jemisin is first up for 2021 and this title should be available for me to read in about 6 weeks. Looking forward to it and to 2021!

Suet624 Oof, reading from a laptop. Nope. Happy for you about the new iPad! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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This looks like a lot but seven of them are shorts in Amazon Prime/Audible.

Total Books Read: 38

audio: 8
eBook: 13
print: 17

library: 8
personal or borrowed from Amazon: 12
review: 18

Around the World: 6
Booker Prize: 2
Crime/mystery: 3
Indigenous reads: 1
Memoir/biography/personal essay: 11
MiddleEast2020: 1
ReadtheWorld21: 1
Scifi/fantasy: 8
Spooktober (horror and dark fantasy, gothic too):6
Tournament of Books Super Rooster: 2

Erinreadsthebooks How did you like Empire of Wild? 2y
ReadingEnvy @Erinreadsthebooks it was a quick and entertaining read, solid 4 stars from me 2y
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ReadingEnvy
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"I am writing the stories that I wish someone had written for me when I was younger." - N.K. Jemisin on the video for her fresh and well deserved MacArthur Fellowship.

This collection shows so much of the range of the mind of the author, and I can't wait to see what she does next.

I have been reading this collecting off and on since July. To see story by story impressions:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2718301791

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GreenGrl87
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#3books I bought based on the cover. Today I realized I‘m much more likely to buy or read a book based on it having a catchy title than the artwork though, as I had a hard time finding books to fit today‘s challenge.

OriginalCyn620 I see what you mean but these have good titles and covers! Win-win! 2y
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1. Currently reading Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett, Anno Dracula - Kim Newman and audio Tagged and Ninth House - Leigh Bardugo.
2. The Immortals - Jordanna Max Brodsky
3. Cooler weather so I can bake ALL the things without turning our home into an oven! Also all things Halloween, classic horror films on TCM, TEA, boot season. Omg I could go on...
👻❤️🧟‍♀️🍂🍁👢💃🏻💃🏻

#weekendreads

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I do not typically read a collection of short stories, but N. K. Jemisin really got me hooked into her writing. Though there were a few stories I did not enjoy, as a whole, I really liked how she took the mundane and added some fantastical elements. Her commentary on the world also shone through extremely well.