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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel | Becky Chambers
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Messiejessie
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I love the worlds and characters that Becky Chambers creates. This is a lovely, quiet end to the series. It‘s about inclusivity and the beauty of diversity. It also gets you thinking hard about what and where home is and the significance of the ground you stand on.

bookishbitch I love her writing and need to get this. 3w
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Sophronisba
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In general, I don't think this book is as strong as the rest of the series but this scene in which aliens try to understand why humans eat cheese makes the book worthwhile all by itself.

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Johanna414
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I will read anything Becky Chambers writes... I love these books soooooo much!

Onioons Such a great series! 4mo
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sebrittainclark
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#LetterG recs:
The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Good Enough by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

ChaoticMissAdventures I just started reading Becky Chambers this year and I am loving her! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
sebrittainclark @ChaoticMissAdventures She's become one of my favorite authors. 4mo
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kwmg40
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A charming and entertaining story about a group of aliens stranded together and how they learn about one another and themselves in the process.

This book completes my reading of the 6 2022 Hugo Best Novel nominees! I
#hugoawards #hugo2022

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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paisleyjess
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Loved this "bottle episode" version of the series. Much more focus on the cultures in the world that the other books built. My favorite of the series.

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Mogoeg
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Wait, this is the end of the series?! NOOOO!!! OK, I understand that Chambers no doubt has other projects & other worlds to create, but I am a little sad there will be no more Wayfarers novels. Each one is like a warm hug from an old friend and this one is no exception. A Closed and Common Orbit remains my favorite, but they are all great, and this one was lovely too, & I'll gladly reread them all whenever I need some comfort & some good vibes.

charl08 I'm hoping she changes her mind... 7mo
LeeRHarry Love this series - saving the last one as a birthday treat later in the year 😊 7mo
shanaqui Yeah, I felt like that when I learned about this being the last book. :( I have so many things I still want to know about in this world, and so many characters I'd be happy to see more of! 7mo
underground_bks She switched publishers and now has a novella series with Tordotcom publishing! 7mo
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shanaqui
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All of this series tends toward the personal and slices of life over big meaningful events, but this is probably the most of all. I found it very restful and hopeful, as Chambers' work usually is.

And that's my sixth line (three verticals, two horizontals, one diagonal)! #BookSpinBingo

I will never be this successful again, I'm sure. 😆

shanaqui Thank you, @TheAromaofBooks, for running this challenge. It's pretty amazing how much progress I made on backlogged books this month! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fabulous month!!! 7mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Oh, I loved this so much! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Carolyn11215
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Lovely character driven conclusion to the Wayfarer series. 3 strangers of different alien species are trapped on Gora, a nondescript planet that is a stopover for ships traveling between wormholes, when a technological failure makes travel temporarily unsafe. With nothing to do but wait, the strangers learn about each other‘s lives and cultures while enjoying the hospitality of the owner of the Five-Hop One-Stop and her precocious child.

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Nalbuque
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I adore this universe so much. I don‘t necessarily wanna live in it, but I looove finding little differences and similarities with our world. I could read 100 books set here, connected or not. Chambers has such a beautiful writing style, and a wonderful way to describe her characters, you rly notice the complexity of each!
It dives into so many relevant issues like gender, war, ableism…It makes them accessible and helps you rly consider the sides.

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Ruthiella
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#12Booksin2021

Actually, every book I read in September 2021 was a winner- it was a great reading month for me. But I‘m highlighting this title because I love the universe Becky Chambers has created in this series. It‘s not a perfect universe, but it is hopeful and a good antidote to doom and gloom fiction.

Andrew65 A popular book. 11mo
readordierachel This one is high on my tbr, for all the reasons you mention 💕 11mo
Centique Perfectly put! It just warmed my heart this one 😍 11mo
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Lizpixie
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My #3rdBookOf2021 for #March is the last in The Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. Every book she‘s written so far has been amazing, this was no exception. Pei, Ashby‘s lover & an Aeluon whose race forbids inter-species relationships, is stranded on Gora, an interstellar “truck stop” when it‘s gates are blown up. Forced to spend time with a group of unrelated species, they all learn that underneath, they all are very similar. #12BooksOf2021

julesG That was my February pick. 😁 11mo
Andrew65 Another great choice. 11mo
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julesG
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#12Booksof2021

Here's my February pick.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 11mo
Crazeedi Never heard of this one, beautiful cover. 11mo
Kayla.Adriena @Crazeedi these are the UK covers. Much more beautiful than the US versions 11mo
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Larkken
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1️⃣ I made this small stuffie recently, whee
2️⃣ I learned this week that incense is no longer only for meditation &/or high schoolers who think they have covered up the smell of weed. I‘m intrigued; does anyone have a favorite I should try?
3️⃣ my home & family 🧣🏡👫🏻🦮
Oh! Also the tagged sweet, feel-good scifi novel. Chambers writes such homey slice-of-life space stuff! I need to do it in small doses, but I love it.
#wonderouswednesday

Q84 Oh, I love your elegant! You've done a great job. Do you sell them? 12mo
Larkken @Q84 thank you! No, I‘m not prolific enough to support a shop, and barely prolific enough to give them as gifts! A “welcome baby” gift was given on their 2nd birthday 😬 I think I need to keep it as stress relief! 12mo
Q84 @Larkken That's ok. We all have our limits. No shame. Better late than never right. I have wrote out Christmas cards to send and let is pass by without mailing them. The only thing to do then is wait until next year and hope their still relevant. 😆 12mo
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Q84 *they're 12mo
wanderinglynn What a cute elephant! 💚 12mo
Eggs Sweet lovey 🐘!! 12mo
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AshleyKorinE
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The Wayfarers is the perfect example of cozy sci-fi! Gora, a planet with nothing on it but travel stops, an odd group finds themselves at the Five-Hop run by a single mother and child doing their best. Mechanical failures means the group gets to have a mini-vacation while trying to figure out their lives. I enjoyed the day in the life style writing with emotional moments between strangers, characters becoming friends. Chambers is a great author!

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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Loving this so far ❤️

#BookNerd 🤓💙

Jemgirl2014 Your bookshelf is so pretty! 13mo
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strangexlonely
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Last book in The Wayfarer series. I loved this book, and the series. I really like how nuanced the characters are and how they all come together and drive the story.

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Ruthiella
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Doing double duty for Sci-Fi Sep #RoaringWolf (Reaching for the Stars) & #Booked2021 (New in 2021).

3 shuttles stop at a galactic fuel station/rest stop run by a Laru and her kid. The planned overnight turns into an extended stay due to unforeseen circumstances and this mix of sapient species end up sharing and sparring in unexpected ways. The human conflicts mirrored here are clear. I cautiously hope we on Earth will evolve to this point. 🤞

Cinfhen Great review 😍I know this is such a beloved series but I couldn‘t get into the first book 😔 1y
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks. 😊 It‘s a reading taste thing. I totally understand where readers are coming from when they say these books are not for them. 😀 1y
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ozma.of.oz
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At a planetary rest stop, several beings are stranded after an almost total collapse of the planet‘s satellite system.

Not much plot here, but a wonderful story about finding community & help within a group of strangers brought together by disastrous circumstance. Chambers‘s alien species continue to wow me with their uniqueness & development. She has a knack for it. A cozy sci fi for when you need to reaffirm that people can be good. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Ruthiella I loved this one too! I just finished it last night. 1y
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Ruthiella
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Thanks for this #ThoughtfulThursday tag @jeannasser & @WJCintron ! 😀

🍃 1. I got to zoom-chat with some good friends
🍃 2. When the leaves start to change color
🍃 3. Done!

Feel like playing? Consider yourself tagged!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 1y
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rmaclean4
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The fourth book in the Wayfarers series and it is a true delight. Coxy, heartwarming, life affirming story. I love the worlds that the author creates! 3.5 🌟

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majkia
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sharread Welcome to Litsy. 1y
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NotoriousMBG
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What can I say? Becky Chambers has yet to disappoint.

In this deeply satisfying final book in her Wayfarers series, she once again tells an intricate story that is all at once challenging, thoughtful and hopeful. It‘s her signature move - space adventure as hopeful exploration of life in all its facets. this was the exact book I needed.

If you can, listen to it on audio. Rachel Dulude makes this great book even better.

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Bookboss
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I am very good at starting science fiction series, but I am not good at finishing them. I am happy to have finished this series. The first book, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, is one of my all-time favorite Science Fiction novels. I enjoy being in the world (or galaxy) that Chambers has created. This novel has interesting characters, but very little plot. I didn‘t mind. I had a great time just hanging out.

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Angeles
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It has recaptured the fun and sweetness of the first of the wayfarers book. It is a sweet hug of a book and great to help my book slump where I can take nothing dark, or even just a bit hard, on my fiction. This book is jut 100% Zoloft delivered as a story.

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Centique
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Just a joy to read! The last book in the Wayfarers Quartet, and it doesn‘t have much plot, but I found it wonderful to get up close and intimate with a diverse bunch of aliens, stuck together in an unusual situation, forced to get to know each other. Chambers does an amazing job of showing how we can welcome and learn from other people groups and she does it using aliens - somehow tipping your perspective upside down so you learn a few things!

Centique Somehow this is the most comforting, life affirming thing I‘ve read in ages - and I spent much of it in a bio dome or a spaceship. 😂 1y
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Conservio
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Last book of the #wayfarers quartet. Reading for one of my #bookclubs

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j9brown
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Becky Chambers is an autobuy for me 🤗 Loved this.


Not my most favorite of hers (this one felt just a bit too lesson-y, like yes, I get it, tolerance and learning about each other is wonderful, I already agree! More drunk aliens now please !) Still a pick and a high recommend. It's imaginative and positive. A big space hug. 🌌🛸

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deirdrebeecher
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My only regret is that I didn't re-read A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet before I read this book. As one of the minor characters in that book is fleshed out here and I had kind of forgotten her.

Apart from that it is another brilliant Becky Chambers book. As usual nothing much in the way of plot, just an immensely satisfying deep dive into some very special characters. Loved it.

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Lauredhel
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That's spring (Djeran here, the cooling time when some rain starts and the red flowers emerge) of #booked2021. From top left : library in title, translated, UN peacekeepers, set Here (Perth), instrument on cover, anti racist. And the best book : the Becky Chambers! Love her. Pinsker a close second. #booked2021spring @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen (if anyone thinks TGatGW is stretch in that cat, I also read Fire Front, The Old Lie & Maar Bidi)

Ruthiella I‘d say any Becky Chamber‘s book is actively anti-racist. Great picks! I still have two more to read before I‘m done with the season. (edited) 2y
Lauredhel @Ruthiella I mean... Same! 2y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉 way to go on completing SECOND quarter of #Booked2021 2y
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Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage is it the same link to fill out for second quarter drawing??? Asking for a friend 😁 😉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It will be … but I need to do some stuff first. Guess I should get to it!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage The crochet book!! 🧶 ♥️ 2y
Lauredhel @BarbaraTheBibliophage oh yes I didn't think the link was up yet. No rush! 2y
Lauredhel @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes it was very interesting! I didn't realise how much modern Japanese crochet is like traditional Irish crochet. Fascinating. 2y
Cinfhen Here‘s the link: You have until midnight, **July 3** to fill out the second quarter form to be entered in our drawing ?
https://bit.ly/3b7rK1E

2y
Lauredhel @Cinfhen thanks! 2y
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julesG
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The postman always rings when I'm in either a state of undress or am sweating from doing a workout. Today I was just changing after my post-workout shower. Impeccable timing. 🙄🙄🙄

The #BookMail was from @DuckOfDoom who had kindly pre-ordered a #SignedCopy for me when she ordered her own. 😘😘😘

My subconscious made me pick out the perfect pair of yoga pants before I even checked the package's address label. 😁

Also: #endpapers 😍

DuckOfDoom Maybe I should be more active here. Might be an interesting idea to try to swap Litsy into the slot of randomly doing things 2y
julesG @DuckOfDoom maybe a bit more active, yes. 2y
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sebrittainclark
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1. One Last Stop by Casey McQuistin & Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn

2. The Need by Helen Phillips

3. Ouloo in The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Such a good mother pick! 2y
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Karisa
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Such a good, sweet scifi book! As with most of Becky Chambers books, I started this worried I didn't like it and ended up loving it. She has a way of letting things build and grow. By the end, I was fully charmed by her motley, loveable group (as always).

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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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I read about 60 books a year. If Becky Chambers had 60 books out already I would happily stop all all other reading and spend a year immersed in her universe. This fourth, and apparently final, book in her Wayfarers Chronicles series continues her tradition of writing characters that are so rich, relationships with such emotional depth, world building that is so imaginative, that you don‘t even care that the plot feels like an afterthought.

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BekaReid
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Stars this book is brilliant! Becky Chambers continues her phenomenal world building and character development in the final Wayfarers book. Book 4 didn't disappoint and has scored a solid placing in my top reads of the year. ✨

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amyrohn
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Becky Chambers is simply brilliant. I absolutely adored this book, and I‘m sad to say goodbye to the series. If you‘re a fan of sci-fi, or just a fan of great character work, I highly encourage you to give this series a read. Check out my full review: https://amysbookreviews.com/2021/04/28/the-galaxy-and-the-ground-within-by-becky...

TheNeverendingTBR Cover love 😍 2y
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BekaReid
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I adore Becky Chambers' writing! And it is positively gorgeous out today. My soul has been craving more of these reading in the park days. ☀️📚

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Court7
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Gah, why must she stop writing these? They're so good.

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BarbaraJean
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💜 I loved this. (Redundant for me to say that about a Wayfarers book!) This fourth (last?) book in the series introduces three travelers stuck at a waystation along with their host & her child. None of the characters are human, which offers a fascinating look at several of the sentient species in the GC. Wonderfully diverse, and full of the depth of empathy, fantastic worldbuilding & character development I‘ve come to expect from Becky Chambers.

BarbaraJean And yes, it does bother me that I have ONE book that doesn‘t match...😆 2y
Laughterhp I didn‘t realize there was a 4th book! 2y
Liatrek I‘m currently reading the first book and absolutely loving it! Great characters and world building. Glad to know the whole series is good 🙂 2y
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BarbaraJean
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After a lovely birthday filled with wine and charcuterie, tomatillo soup, steak and mushrooms and potatoes, and ice cream... I‘m going to dig into this much-anticipated birthday present. 💜📚🥳

Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 I‘m looking forward to reading the newest Becky Chambers soon too! 2y
quietjenn Happy birthday! 2y
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sebrittainclark
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5/5

I loved this book. With no humans at all, this was the best book into the Wayfarer series for getting a look into the different alien civilizations in this universe. The story takes place as 3 travelers are all temporarily trapped in an isolated waystation. The real journey is in how they interact and learn from each other. Like all books in the series the world building is incredible. I loved every second of it!

#netgalley

rachelsbrittain I agree. Best book in the series for sure. 2y
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BacklistB__ch
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I love this series and was lucky enough to win an advanced copy through goodreads. All four books in the Wayfarer series are wonderful. I love this one for the relationships that happen between the characters. Chambers consistently delivers a great sci-fi story with depth and they are all so heart warming.

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Lizpixie
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Bk8 of March & Bk4 of #MarvellousMarch is done! What a fantastic end to The Wayfarers series, though so sad to see it‘s end. Loved getting to know Pei more & to learn about the different species that inhabit these books. Highly recommend, but start from the beginning⭐️ #Booked2021 #SFByAWoman #SeriesRead2021 #StackingTheSeries #Pop21 #PickYourPoison #SpaceTimeReads #NerdReading2021 #FinishingTheSeries2021 #Pageathon #BookspinBingo #PennyPerPage

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant. You and @TheSpineView doing stunning jobs. 2y
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Thank you!🤩 2y
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charl08
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I loved this one! Now I want to go back to the beginning and read all four again.

Cathythoughts That‘s true love ❤️ 2y
julesG So good indeed. Some books just need to be re-read. 2y
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charl08
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Hurrah it's Friday (past) 5pm...
Reality is overrated.

Cathythoughts 😂 well by by reality for awhile ❤️👍🏻 2y
charl08 @Cathythoughts yup! Happily distracted all evening. 2y
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Lizpixie
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I‘m putting Rebecca down for a little while, it‘s too melancholy & foreboding for me right now, though still excellent, I‘m switching to the last in the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers. Isn‘t she pretty? It‘s a signed 1st edition from Waterstones that arrived yesterday. Yes, I‘m also switching coz it‘s calling my name! I love this series plus I haven‘t read a SciFi for at least a month. I think🤔 How‘s your #MarvellousMarch #readathon going?

julesG Recently read this and can't believe it's the last in the series. Still waiting for my signed copy to arrive. 2y
kaysworld1 I am using this readathon to finish up some poetry books I've had going for a while plus its my day off work xxx 2y
Johanna414 I looooove that cover!! 2y
Librariana Mine is going pretty well, thank you for asking! 😁😊 I finished an audiobook yesterday (one of my goals) and read another title for close to 3 hours! Making good progress overall 😌 And I agree - that book cover is a beauty! 2y
Andrew65 Reading is always mood related. 2y
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Lauredhel
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Species trying to understand each other.

Ruthiella Excellent! I am so looking forward to reading this title! 2y
Lucy_Anywhere And how do you explain that only certain bits are ticklish and it‘s different for different people?? 😂 2y
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Lauredhel
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Kinda wondering how... Literal? Human? Earthbound? a narrative must be to qualify for the #antiracism prompt in #booked2021. Because from where I sit this book is deeply antiracist... . @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen If it works for you it works for us!!! #GoForIt ❣️ 2y
Lauredhel @Cinfhen ❤️📚☄️ 2y
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julesG
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Another book finished for #FabulousFebruary #readathon. @Andrew65

It was a pleasure to be back in Becky Chambers' universe.

This time a small group of aliens finds itself in some form of lockdown. It was fun seeing them becoming friends.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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