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The City We Became
The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Amandajoy
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I‘m home early. My husband won‘t be home for at least two hours. Which means I can listen to the last two hours of this book while doing a puzzle. I‘m so glad you picked this one for #nywd @sprainedbrain

wanderinglynn That looks like a fun puzzle! 🧩💜 4mo
tracey38 What a cute puzzle! 4mo
sprainedbrain Love the puzzle! 4mo
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Amandajoy
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I got fancy new headphones for Christmas & am discovering the joy of #audiopuzzling. Puzzle people, what do you do with your puzzles when you finish putting them together?

EvieBee Yay! It‘s so fun! I disassemble them and put them in my closet to trade out with friends or work on again in the future. They‘re like books for me. 4mo
JamieArc We have a local puzzle swap group. A few people have spots on their porches/in their garages where they keep puzzles for people to swap out. 4mo
Kimzey I‘ve gotten into audiopuzzling in a big way this winter! 4mo
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LiteraryinLawrence I take them apart and put them back on the shelf to do again in the future! 4mo
monalyisha We stayed with friends of the family who would frame their favorites. Kinda neat! 4mo
janeycanuck I pass mine on to my mom who seems to lead some kind of puzzle circulation syndicate. She‘s always shuffling puzzles around between people. 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Mehso-so

I can see why people love this. I liked the concepts and the character relationships. But it just didn‘t do it for me.

2nd book for #NewYearWhoDis @HOTPock3tt @monalyisha #NYWD22

monalyisha Oh, bummer! I still need to read her. Planning on starting with The Fifth Season when I do. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly @monalyisha I bailed on The Fifth Season! But I‘m glad I gave her another try. 4mo
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Kenyazero
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I'm joining @Andrew65 in #12Booksof2021, sharing one book every day that was our favorite read from a select month. The City We Became won May hands down, and I read several excellent books that month. This incredible urban fantasy might even be my favorite read of the whole year. Every time I pass a Starbucks I chuckle and imagine it coming to life as a monster. #Fantasy #LGBTQ #DiverseBooks

Andrew65 I really enjoyed that back in January. 5mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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If you have this book and google on your phone have you seen the Google lens bring the cover to life? Very 😎
This is epic. The world inside our world Jemisin has created is layered complex and not going to be everyone's cuppa.
This reminds me a bit of Gaiman's bigger reads. My only complaint is I could have used more time getting to know some of the cities, but I understand why the action was more the focus, the pacing is excellent.

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RaeLovesToRead
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I've just discovered that this cover is interactive.... never come across this before! Wiggly tentacles surely improve any book 💚🐙

rockpools Very cool. I‘m going to have to look out for that. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @rockpools You have to look at it through Google lens and it becomes animated. I'm glad I noticed the icon 🙂 7mo
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IReadThereforeIBlog
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N. K. Jemisin‘s urban fantasy (the first in a trilogy) is a smartly imagined rejoinder to H. P. Lovecraft‘s racism by using his concept of “eldritch horror” and updating it to the ever-present problem of racism, “gentrification” and white privilege while making clear that New York‘s strength comes from its vibrant, cosmopolitan population. It‘s a clever, vivid read that really conveys the city‘s vibe and I look forward to reading the sequel.

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j9brown
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So cool and imaginative!
Took me a bit to get into it (I was a little more into her other novels, the high fantasy types of books) but this was really great and fun and well written. I ended up really enjoying it!

behudd Is this a standalone novel? Or part of a series? 8mo
j9brown @behudd It's the first in what's supposed to be a trilogy, but the next one isn't out yet. 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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5 people wake up one morning to discover they‘ve become Avatars of the boroughs of New York City. Added to dealing with mundane problems like racism, homophobia, pice brutality, and gentrification, they also now have to worry about an Enemy that wants to erase NYC.

Took a while to get into with a lot of POV switching. It felt a little in your face with the messages, & the ending was too abrupt, but I‘m looking forward to the sequel. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz Also, I would be super interested in reading a review from someone who actually lives in New York, so if you‘ve got a link drop it here! 👇🏻 8mo
ozma.of.oz @NikkiM5 Here‘s my review! 💕 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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It‘s doorknob time, y‘all! #AudioRepair

Ruthiella Good luck! I suck at that kinda thing. 8mo
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DakotaWilde
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Adding to my #TBR

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vlwelser
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This #audiobook is amazing. The sound effects were great and the narrator does a really great job. This is (in a way) an ode to NYC. I'd be curious if the author could pull this off in other settings. You'd have to be pretty familiar with all the nuances of each place.

#BookSpinBingo free space
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Mitch I‘ve heard sooo many good things about this on audio. I have the book but tempted to go audio instead! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 251.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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RaeLovesToRead
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Did somebody say SPRAYED EDGES??!!!!!! 💕

vivastory Love me some sprayed edges 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory 😁😁 I'm a complete sucker for them! 9mo
Ruthiella I‘ve read three of your four purchases and approve (Jemisin. Baldwin and Ried) ! I hope you like them all. 😀 9mo
Mandoul Great choices! I enjoyed Kiley Reid and loved Jemisin. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella @Mandoul Thank you both! 😊 I'm looking forward to reading them 😁 9mo
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SignedBooksJunkie
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Finally finished this one. I'll admit I put off reading the last chapter for a while because I just didn't want this ride to end. :')

This acknowledgment makes me very emotional. My only wish is that we all find a home to love as much as New Yorkers love theirs.

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Minervasbutler
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Mehso-so

The idea of cities having human avatars is a great concept, though I thought the actual book struggled to make the whole thing clear to the reader, or maybe I'm just deficient in whatever's necessary to make the imaginative leap. This is only the first in a projected trilogy, however, and I think I'll reserve judgement until the whole thing is published. For now, 3 stars.

Ruthiella I had trouble with this one too. I‘m not sure if I‘ll read on in the series. Maybe I‘ll wait for your review of the second book first! 🤪 10mo
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SignedBooksJunkie
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Was anyone ever going to tell me how GOOD N.K. Jemisin is??! I'm in love.

Nute Girl, we needed a 1-hour conversation so that I could clue you in on her brilliance. Looks like now you know! She‘s on auto-buy for me!🙂 10mo
SignedBooksJunkie @Nute LOL yes! 10mo
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Caryl
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A friend loved this one, so I promised to read it as well so we could discuss. I liked it. Makes me want to see more of New York City someday. Looking forward to our book chat later this week! This was my June #BookSpin pick.

#BookSpinBINGO

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Skeeterisme
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Whoa

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Caryl
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Summer is just beginning for School Librarian Me; June was a busy month. However, I did end up with a bingo, thanks to a row of free spaces on this month‘s board! I‘m in the middle of the tagged book which was my #bookspin pick. I‘ll finish it up this week.

#BookSpinBINGO

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great month!!! 11mo
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Koffeejazzandbooks
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Mehso-so

This book was so imaginative and when i started it I thought I was really gonna love it, but despite this being the unpopular opinion I just lost interest maybe halfway through, I pushed myself to finish, while this was well written this wasn't for me.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “I sing the city. Fucking city. I stand on the rooftop of a building I don‘t live in and spread my arms and tighten my middle and yell nonsense undulations at the construction site that blocks my view.”

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AlizaApp
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Love NK Jemisin, love the idea of a person being a physical manifestation/soul of a city. I did feel bad for Staten Island though 😐

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Kenyazero
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The avatars of New York and its boroughs find themselves awakened all at once. Yesterday, they weren't New York, just New Yorkers, and today they're facing an uncertain future, racism, gentrification, and an interdimensional being that wants them dead, all while figuring out how to be a city filled with millions of people. I absolutely loved this book, and it quickly slid onto my favorites list.

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britt_brooke
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ As a multiverse war emerges, NYC morphs; select residents become avatars of each borough. Together, they need to fight to save their collective city, but like regular humans, they can‘t always agree. Meanwhile, shit‘s about to hit the fan. A dark force aims to take over. Perhaps this has happened elsewhere? Maybe natural disasters aren‘t what they seem? Multiverse stuff isn‘t my jam, but the stellar audio narration/production sold me.

Cinfhen I tried this audio several months ago/ I couldn‘t get into it... even with the multicast narration 😔it was a bail for me 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Bummer! 12mo
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britt_brooke
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🎧👟 It‘s feeling like summer in middle Tennessee! ☀️ 6.5 mile #audiowalk is in the books. Still trying to wrap my brain around this book ...

HOTPock3tt I really like that book! One of my faves this year 🤗 12mo
britt_brooke @HOTPock3tt I just finished it a moment ago and it‘s unlike anything I‘ve ever read. I‘m not the best at visualizing fantasy so I struggled a little, but the audio production was 🔥, and ultimately the story was very engaging. 12mo
HOTPock3tt @britt_brooke Yay!! 🎉😃🙌🏽I‘m so glad you liked it!! I can‘t wait for book 2 to come out. When that Starbucks detached itself and went after them 🤣🤣🤣 it was definitely unlike anything I‘ve ever read as well! 🤗 12mo
britt_brooke @HOTPock3tt 😂 I thought that was a nice touch! 12mo
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flybluejay
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Jemisin writes with a rhythm and depth of skill that is refreshing and simple, and therefore highly memorable.

I have come to love a city (New York) that I have never lived in.

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Exbrarian
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Wow! Just, wow. 5stars. Urban fantasy meets Lovecraftian horror. N.K. Jemisin spanks H.P. Lovecraft with his own genre. Such a smart, and often funny, mind bending adventure.

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bridge12
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I absolutely adored this book! It was a very slow start but once the Burroughs were introduced I fell in love with the entire story. I have never been to NYC and could see having spent anytime there, loving this book even more. #BOTM

The_Heeler_Booklife I picked this as an add on this month! Glad it is good. 13mo
bridge12 @The_Heeler_Booklife I hope you like sci fi/fantasy because it‘s prominent. Also, definitely give it a bit because it‘s a slow build. Can‘t wait to hear how you liked it 13mo
The_Heeler_Booklife @bridge12 I love sci-fi and fantasy! I can‘t wait to get it. 13mo
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Andrea4
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First Jemisin and typically I'm not the sci-fi/spec.fic. type but Wow! It took 30ish min to get into but after that I was solidly hooked. I absolutely loved all the characters who seemed so real and made New York come alive for me in a way it's never been (ie no real desire to see it, folks, sorry 🤷🏽‍♀️).
The narrator also kicked ass on this and the audio was a delight for some very fun added affects I rarely hear on others.

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xicanti
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Jemisin‘s work is immersive on every level. Her worldbuilding‘s tops, her characters feel like they could wander off the page, and her plot is seriously scary in how it combines real world threats with supernatural ones.

It‘s so damned cool. I can‘t wait for more.

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xicanti
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TMI time: I‘ve either been food poisoned or I contracted something awful from all the people I haven‘t seen at the places I haven‘t been to. It‘s a crackers and water day.

Hopefully it‘s also a sink into N.K. Jemisin‘s first contemporary fantasy day, but my concentration‘s kinda iffy so we‘ll see.

Smrloomis Feel better soon! 😕 1y
xicanti @Smrloomis thanks! My stomach seems to be getting better as the day goes on. 1y
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 1y
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BookwormAHN I hope you feel better and also that book is fantastic but it does take a little while to figure out what's going on 🍀 1y
xicanti @BookwormAHN I‘m really enjoying it so far! 1y
QuietlyLaura I hope you feel better soon. 1y
xicanti @QuietlyLaura thanks! I‘m much better this evening. 1y
QuietlyLaura I‘m so glad you‘re feeling better! I hope you can get some good rest. 1y
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valeriegeary
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My current Last, Now, Next stack!

Last: The City We Became
Now: Sweethearts
Next: Two Girls Down

Although technically...I still have 100 pages left in my last before I can start my next... 🤓

DHill Loved the audio of The City We Became. 1y
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Karmapen
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This was one of the best books I‘ve read this year. It really encapsulated everything that makes New York New York, and was simultaneously a compelling, interesting and meticulously plotted magical realism adventure novel. I can‘t wait to read more titles by this author.

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valeriegeary
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Charlie had to get a rabies shot today. We're both tired. 😂

EvieBee Haha! 🙏🏽 1y
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valeriegeary
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Reading this one in my in-person book club. I'm not very far yet and already I'm confused but pretty happy that confusion. 🤔😂🤓

readordierachel That's one of the things I love about Jemisin: she drops you into the world and lets you catch up. No clunky exposition. 1y
valeriegeary @readordierachel oh me too! I'm definitely happy to be on this ride! She can take me wherever she wants! 😂😂 1y
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TheBookDream
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A must read! Absolutely ADORED this book #seriesread2021 📚 ❤️

TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 1y
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xicanti
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This week‘s library haul! I meant to keep the tagged book suspended a bit longer, but I wasn‘t quick enough on the day it rolled over. Oh well. I‘ve had N.K. Jemisin cravings lately and I guess the universe decided I oughta act on them.

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TheBookDream
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Met all but my gaming goal in the #MyReadathon! This worked so well I plan to set up a weekly #MyGoalathon for the week to keep the productivity going.

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kirbyb
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loved!! so exciting and unique and amazing

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CareBear
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Aurora and I finished this on audio tonight. I loved the book and the audio narration was amazing. Jemisin is so ridiculously talented. All the ⭐️‘s

#authoramonth

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CaitlinR
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What a wild, wonderful ride!

New York, beginning to wake as an cohesive entity (and avatar) is threatened by evil-doers from a parallel universe. Each of the boroughs is represented by an avatar that embodies the characteristics of their part of the city and four of them seek defeat of the evil. Statin Island, conservative and isolated, rejects them.; Jersey City, well, read the book.

“This is my homage to the city. Hope I got it right”

CaitlinR Image from NYT, 3/24/20, Jisu Choi. 1y
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Bookwormjillk
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I didn‘t always feel like I understood what was going on in this book, but I really enjoyed it! Loved the audiobook. #AuthorAMonth2021

melrailey Loved this book and audiobook. Probably one of my top 5 last year. 1y
Bookwormjillk @melrailey I loved the background music and effects they used. Such a great production. 1y
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Butterfinger
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Brilliant. I loved the idea of superheroes being all shapes, sizes, colors, and then using art to showcase their strengths and personalities. The book started with a battle and ended with ... As a teacher, I know that each year my class has a overall personality to make each year unique and Jemisin personalizes each borough to show the uniqueness of NYC. Can't wait for the second one.

#AurhorAMonth @Soubhiville

Butterfinger #BBRC -Library's Suggested List - I found it on NYPL website. @librarianryan @sarahreadstoomuch 1y
Sarahreadstoomuch Yay!! 😊 great review!! 1y
Andrew65 Hoping to get to this but month getting away from me. 1y
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Butterfinger
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Don't you love when your challenges clash? #FoodandLit #AuthorAMonth @Texreader @Soubhiville

Texreader Oh I picked the wrong Jamison book then! 1y
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Lindy
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New York City takes on human form and rumbles with an evil non-Euclidean ding ho squigglebitch. There‘s a lot of fumbling in the first part this diverse multiverse novel—protagonists whose actions are based on nothing but intuition, for example—but Jemisin hits her stride by the midpoint & I was all in by the end, ready for what‘s next in the trilogy. Hybrid vigour for the win!

ChasingOm Squigglebitch!!! 😂😂😂 1y
Lindy @ChasingOm They decide it‘s acceptable to use bitch pejoratively when referring to a nonhuman nonwoman. 😉 1y
ChasingOm I read a few chapters of this last year but wasn‘t able to concentrate on it — I‘m hoping to pick it up this month! 1y
Lindy @ChasingOm It‘s an unsubtle novel about ideals; you definitely need to be in the right mood for it. 1y
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Lindy
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“But a march of angry white men, though,” Queens says worriedly. “That‘s never good.”

(Internet photo)

Soubhiville Whoa, timely quote! 1y
AlaMich Yup! 1y
Bits Imagine all the white tentacles in this photo! 😵 1y
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Chrissyreadit When life imitates fiction. 1y
Ruthiella The only thing missing is the guy with the man-bun. 1y
Christine 😔 1y
Lindy @Bits @Ruthiella Memorable aspects in this novel, yes indeed! 1y
marleed Damn! 1y
Lindy @marleed There‘s a lot of social justice commentary in this novel. 1y
SamAnne Ugh. I‘ve been mostly off Litsy since the riot and unable to read. So horrified and heartbroken. I live in an area where this mindset is too close in my orbit. Nice to come onto Litsy, see the common values and only see one post from a right winger scrolling through 5 days of posts. (edited) 1y
Lindy @SamAnne I apologize if my use of this photo was upsetting. May there be a peaceful future for all of us on this planet. 1y
SamAnne @Lindy not at all. I‘m just glad to see so many thoughtful posts about what just happened in the U.S. 1y
Lindy @SamAnne 🤗🌱 1y
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Lindy
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“Cruelty is human nature.”
Bronca restrains the urge to laugh. She‘s never liked that bit of bullshit ‘wisdom.‘ “Nah. Nothing human beings do is set in stone—and even stone changes, anyway. We can change, too, anything about ourselves that we want to.” She shrugs. “People who say change is impossible are usually pretty happy with things just as they are.”

Lcsmcat I noted that quote too. 1y
Lindy @Lcsmcat Bronca is definitely my favourite character. She gets to be the voice of wisdom. 1y
Lcsmcat @Lindy Wisdom, and mature impatience with youth. 😀 1y
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