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Sleeping Giants
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by a quest for truthand a fight for control of earthshaking power. A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolvedits origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. But some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hands code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of relic. Whats clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling historys most perplexing discoveryand figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? Advance praise for Sleeping Giants This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.Kirkus ReviewsReminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars.Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising First-time novelist Sylvain Neuvel does a bold, splashy cannonball off the high dive with Sleeping Giants. It bursts at the seams with big ideas and the questions they spawnHow much human life is worth sacrificing in the pursuit of scientific progress? Can humanity be trusted with weapons of ultimate destruction? And the biggest: Are we alone? But all that really matters is that this book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I havent had this much fun reading in ages.Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogyFrom the Hardcover edition.
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CyaneFillion
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This was a really unique book, written in interview records. As a sort of first contact with alien novel it reminded me a little of the Illuminae series, except for that surprisingly little had to do with space (for now). I thought it was captivating and read it in less than a day. I'm just gonna jump right back into the sequel now that this has dragged me out of reader's block.

jpmcwisemorgan I really enjoyed this one. It has a bit of an X-Files vibe to it for me. 13h
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tessavi
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#Day2 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation.

Spotted this one at the airport. It's not visible in the photo, but the dots are silver.

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Audiocrafting today. A little less than 2 hours to go in this book.

Stacypatrice Beautiful!!!!! 1mo
Texreader @Stacypatrice Thanks! And fun! And I finished my audiobook! Lots of wins today 1mo
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Texreader
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I continue my drive around south Texas. This is today‘s audiobook of choice. The drive to the second client site started in a terrible storm but when I got out of my second training I was met by these beautiful blue skies, which held the rest of my trip until it got dark tonight. Nothing like driving pitch black Country roads. 😬😬😬

Avidreader25 This one was so great on audio! 1mo
Texreader @Avidreader25 Yes the audio really made this book so good. I would think just reading it would be so dull in comparison 1mo
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TheSpineView
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#manicmonday @JoScho

📘 Sleeping Giants
📽 While You Were Sleeping
🎶 Dream Weaver by Gary Wright

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A twisted little story, told by interviews, of what might happen once humans found solid evidence of alien life. Although you‘d think it‘d focus on the alien possibility, this book actually focuses with razor sharp focus on human motivations, a bit closer than I‘d have liked, as it went through how we‘d react, and counter-react. Weird and thought-provoking.

#BBBBC

kellyann28 I like this cover! 2mo
Gezemice Glad you liked it! And yes, the cover was pretty. 2mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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Another round of questions for you guys!! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

Schnoebs I think that that is the scary thing about the ending of this book. It is so unbelievably realistic! I can easily picture people going to those lengths to try and secure their access to power. As for aliens, I don‘t believe in them. That doesn‘t mean my answer can‘t change but so far I have not seen any proof of them and my science background just can‘t buy it until there is evidence to support it lol 2mo
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InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs I agree, I can totally see people striving well past the point of "good intentions" for something like this. And I always bounce back and forth from "there is no proof" and "statistically its possible", just depends on the day ? 2mo
tonyahoswalt I think there might be people who would try to make what they did to Vincent happen in reality, but I don't think that it would actually be done. I want to believe in aliens. I want there to be something out there. But if there was, I'm not sure they'd be friendly. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tonyahoswalt I thought for sure the helmet was going to “fix” Vincent, I wasn‘t expecting the doctor part at all. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thought that was the best part of the book, the storyline itself wasn‘t the best ever, but the insights into humans, and how we‘d react, counter, scramble amongst ourselves, rationalize....some of that was a little too spot on. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I believe there is something else out there, whether it‘s anywhere we‘ll ever cross paths with it, or it‘s in a form we‘d recognize as life....that‘s a different story. But in an infinitely expanding universe, that tends to repeat what it does with the formation of planets, stars, solar systems, etc, it‘s impossible to believe we‘re the only planet where that accident of development occurred, especially considering it‘s occurred here repeatedly. 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I completely agree, the human aspect is the best part. Just exploring the extents in which we are willing to push ourselves for better or worse. 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, the statistics of life coming to being is impressively low but when paired with the sheer size of the universe it's not low enough to be improbable. It would be cool to think there is a little pocket of the universe far away teeming with life. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas Yes. And whenever that question comes up they start talking about the number of planets with atmospheres like ours, with water, with oxygen, etc.....we never think about other forms of life, even as we find things in the bottom of our own oceans living off methane vents....life on other worlds doesn‘t have to look like what we assume it would.🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Bookgirl I think the pursuit of power was very realistic and that‘s what made the story great. As for aliens, of course! It‘s an infinite universe. Pretty egocentric to think we are the only planet with life. I‘m sure there are many worlds with life, probably very different from ours. Or maybe not! I don‘t rule out a parallel universe either. 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Bookgirl I enjoy the idea of parallel universes too! 2mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I so agree! The methane vents, they show other type of life is possible, even on our own planet. We don‘t even know what‘s on the bottom of our own oceans. There are likely other life forms out there. Whether they will develop to a level that we can communicate with them, and they will be close enough and in the proper timeline where both civilizations exist - those are different issues. We might never meet aliens. 2mo
Gezemice @Schnoebs @Bookgirl @InLibrisVeritas The pursuit of power is definitely something that would happen, albeit I hope we would be smarter about it, i.e. don‘t put someone in charge with zero military and political training, poor judgment and psychopathic tendencies. I would hope there would be more oversight with many disciplines involved, and a large team, not only a few isolated people. 2mo
tonyahoswalt @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I thought the helmet would fix him too! But Kara says something about how it only fixed what it covered. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tonyahoswalt I thought that might be true too, until he broke his back...then I thought it might fix whatever it needed to make its pilot be able to pilot again, which might mean his back and legs once it started. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Gezemice The only theory I didn‘t give much idea too was the it‘s all a simulation theory. The idea being that we‘d eventually be able to create VR/life-like simulations, where every conceivable outcome was tried, and in a world where limitless sims are running, the chance of ours being the 1 and not 1 of millions of simulations was almost impossible. Until Trump was elected and starting doing the same things President Trump did on the Simpsons🙄 2mo
BethM 4. Highly likely 6. No way are we the only intelligent life out there. 2mo
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Schnoebs
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O in Charms NEWTs: 3.75⭐️

I liked it but the ending was a little flat for me. Check out my explanation in my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2682452718

#magicalreadathon2019 #audiobook #scribd #bbbbc #scifi #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 totally forgot to tell you, I‘m using this for the audiobook prompt for #52booksin52weeks 😂 2mo
Birdsong28 Its fine, I have done this myself only rembering days after that I was using a book for a prompt @Schnoebs 😘📚📖 2mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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I am sincerely sorry for being so late with your discussion questions! I fell ill a few days ago and have spent much of that time in a fog. But without further delay, here is the first set!

As always please make spoilers. #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

TheSpineView Yes, I liked it with some reservations. I read it about 2 years ago but didn't like it enough to reread. I also have not read the 2nd book either. I found it too far fetched for true science fiction and my tastes. Yet, you can't call it space opera either. 2mo
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TheSpineView I actually read this one. I didn't like the narrator and felt he/she had their own agenda. Maybe this was intentional to keep the reader at arms length. The use of a narrator made it hard for me to connect to the characters and I love stories where the character development is strong. 2mo
Schnoebs I started reading it but decided to go with the audiobook and follow along physically because for some reason I couldn‘t keep everyone straight in my head and the separate voices helped. I definitely enjoyed it but the ending fell flat for me. The interview guy was probably my favorite character and I‘d say he‘s somewhere in the grey area. As for the robot, I‘m not sure where it‘s going to lead but I liked seeing the countries fight over it. 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @TheSpineView I was definitely worried that the narration would keep readers at a distance. It seems to be one of those it either works for you or just doesnt at all kind if things. 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs I feel the audio adds a bit something that the text was missing for me. I do agree about the ending though, something about it just missed the mark. 2mo
Schnoebs @InLibrisVeritas I think it needed 1-3 more entries. Maybe a diary entry my the doctor or something like that. I just wanted a bit more context leading up to it 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
TheSpineView @InLibrisVeritas It wasn't a total waste of time. Maybe I should have listened instead of read. 2mo
Laughterhp I liked this book, I think because I listened to it on Audio. If I didn‘t, I definitely would have bailed. This book was a great set up on audio. I liked the mysterious narrator and I was definitely curious as to his motivations and who he actually worked for. I did have a little trouble picturing the sleeping giant and how it looked with them inside and the helmets they would put on. I enjoyed listening, but I don‘t think I‘ll continue the series 2mo
tonyahoswalt I read the print and liked the quick read of the style. I found it pretty interesting! I will definitely be reading the rest of the series. I thought the mysterious narrator might be a little "evil" but he wasn't heartless at least. The robot was pretty cool and I really want to learn more about the people who created it. Earth might be in trouble! 2mo
tonyahoswalt So far it seems like I'm the only one who really liked it. 😆 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @tonyahoswalt Not to worry, I really enjoyed it too! I see it's faults but I enjoyed it enough to read it twice ❤ 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Laughterhp I can understand not continuing the series, but I am glad you enjoy this one! There is a robot on the cover of a Queen albulm, that's what I pictured most of the time 😂 2mo
Laughterhp @InLibrisVeritas OMG! hahaha I can now picture it perfectly in my head 😂 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Just finished it up tonight! I‘m a bit behind, it took me a bit to get into, but I liked it. I actually started reading, then went to audio, and about the time I got everyone sorted in my brain with their distinctive voices I was able to switch back to text and read the whole 2nd half this weekend. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa # 2...he definitely grew on me as it continued and my opinion of him changed as it continued. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa #3 honestly you would think it‘d be all about the giant/aliens, but really this book delved into just how weird humanity really is and all that came out in glaring clarity as people and nations found over a metal giant. 2mo
Gezemice @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Schnoebs @Laughterhp I started reading but switched to audio as well, mostly because I was too busy to stay in one place. I had the multiple narrators version, but was not too impressed - they were kind of wooden. The book was meh for me. Not bad, but not good, either. The setup was great, but I truly did not care for the sordid love affairs and the petty revenges. Many actions seemed downright stupid. ⬇️ 2mo
Gezemice (cont). such as allowing people alone into the control room, hiring the disaffected geneticist, having the base under the airport, etc. It was not realistic for something so important. The politics was dumb, too,always just firefighting. I did not like the mysterious narrator - he went from objectivity to softness, and did not do a good job of managing. So it was ok but I am not continuing. (edited) 2mo
Bookgirl I read this years ago and loved it. The story was so unique and I liked the style although it wore thin by book 3 for me - yep I liked it enough to read all 3. The narrator is my favorite character and I really enjoyed the whole series 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Bookgirl I agree, book three was kind of old hat for me so it lost a bit of charm but I did enjoy the series as a whole. I enjoyed narrator as well, I think he and Mr. Burns are tied though 2mo
InLibrisVeritas @Gezemice I am sorry it didnt work for you. I want overly wild about the love interest angle either. 2mo
BethM I really enjoyed this book! Weird but good! Can‘t wait to read the others. I think the elephant is a machine of war. I can‘t wait to find out more about the narrator. 2mo
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Cinfhen Good one 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like a good book! 👍😁❤️ 2mo
RoxyWilde This is absolutely brilliant as an audiobook! 2mo
allureofbeauty So good. 2mo
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Schnoebs
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Damn, this book is just too woke for me 😂

#bbbbc #scififantasybookclub #scifi #themisfiles #mpls #twincities

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Schnoebs
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“When I was a child, I often snuck out of bed at night and sat by the window to watch my dad leave for the mine. He would come to my room before every night shift and have me pick a toy to put in his lunch box. He said he would think of me when he opened it and come spend his lunch break with me in my dreams.”

#bbbbc #scifi #themisfiles #mpls #twincities

allureofbeauty I just finished that one of audio not long ago and loved it. I also love that bookmark a lot. 2mo
Schnoebs @allureofbeauty thanks! It‘s super cool because it‘s one of my 2 metal bookmarks. I‘m really excited to get into this, I‘ve heard great things 2mo
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Johanna414
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I‘m going into work soon to meet up with a new English teacher who wants to do a few collaborative projects in the library (yay!), but enjoying a new book and a breakfast sandwich first.
I‘m not very far in Sleeping Giants yet, but totally intrigued so far! I like the interview format.

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allureofbeauty
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Really loved this audiobook. Kind of sad the next one is a 14 week wait from my library but the third I could download right now lol. This audio book is a full cast and it‘s just great. I love the main guy he‘s so sassy and Kara.
#sylvainneuvel #sleepinggiants #audiobook #fullcast #themisfiles #libby #library

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Laughterhp
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I probably would have never picked up this book if it wasn‘t the #BBBBC pick. I wouldn‘t have gotten past the first few pages if I didn‘t listen on audio.

I originally got the print version not knowing the format of the book.

I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook. The cast did a great job! I think I liked Kara or the interviewer the most.

Such an interesting story and premise.

InLibrisVeritas Yay! I am so glad the audio worked for you! The full cast definitely makes it stand out for sure 2mo
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cherinium
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I can't see the sun, because it's so overcast, but it is still bright outside. #procrastinating #chorescanwait #currentlyreading #frontporch #bbbbc #scififantasybookclub @InLibrisVeritas

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cherinium
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Finally getting around to reading the current selection for #bbbbc #scififantasybookclub. Like many of the books chosen by this group of readers, I had never heard of this book. That's honestly what I love the most about this book club. I am definitely stretching my literary boundaries and having fun while doing it.
@InLibrisVeritas

emz711 The whole series was fun 3mo
InLibrisVeritas I am so happy to hear that! It has certainly been a fun group so far, and I am glad others seem to be enjoying it ❤ 2mo
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Lillie
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I've come to realize that books written in the interview style need to be listened to in audiobook format by me. I heard that this was such an original series and I scoffed. But I'm here to say that I was wrong! I was spellbound by the audiobooks. I listened to 'Sleeping Giants' and had to borrow 'Waking Gods' and then 'Only Human' within a weekend. Highly recommend listening to the series if you were underwhelmed with the books.
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Laughterhp
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Hang on... this whole book is written like an interview... weird. I don‘t know if I‘ll be able to handle that.

#bbbbc

mcipher You get used to it! Not my cup of tea usually but it works in this series. 😊 3mo
phatsallylee It did make for choppy reading but i did end up liking the book. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas Hopefully it becomes easier for you! It does make for a different reading experience. If you like audios I do recommend this one, it has a narrator for each character and it's really well done. 3mo
Laughterhp @InLibrisVeritas Oh thats a good idea! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 I can find this on audio at my library! 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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All the books that #BBBBC has read in the past!

InLibrisVeritas @Sunraven Here you go! 😊 3mo
TheRomantiCate Sorry, how does one join this book club? 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @TheRomantiCate You just let me know you are interested and I add you to the member list 😊 Its open to everyone 3mo
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TheRomantiCate @InLibrisVeritas oh well, then I‘m interested in joining ☺️ 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @TheRomantiCate Awesome! Welcome! I'll add you to list! Nominations are open right now for the Sept/Oct book (my previous post) if you have a book in mind! Voting will begin on the 30th! 😊 3mo
mreads Can you add me to the list ? Thanks 😃 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @mreads Sure! Welcome! 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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Hey #BBBBC, has anyone started Sleeping Giants yet? If so, what are your thoughts so far? How are you reading it, audio or print?

I listened to audio when it first released and I remember being utterly taken in by it. I can't wait it see how it reads as text.

#scififantasybookclub

Geeklet I have been meaning to read that for ages. I‘ve probably had it on my shelf for a year but I just always forget about it. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @Geeklet You are more than welcome to join us if you would like! We have all of Jul and August to read it, so its fairly low pressure. 😊 3mo
BethM I binged it already! Need the next ones! Weird but intriguing. The mark of a well written book is that there‘s no huge action but you keep reading. 3mo
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InLibrisVeritas @BethM I completely agree! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. 3mo
phatsallylee I just finished the ebook. It was really good. The format/dialogue made the story progression interesting. 3mo
Laughterhp Haven‘t started yet, but have the physical book from the library! 3mo
Eyelit Planning on starting it next week! Looking forward to it 😁 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @phatsallylee It was certainly a different experience for me in sci-fi! I'm glad you enjoyed it! 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @Laughterhp @Eyelit I hope you both enjoy it! ❤ 3mo
cherinium I started it a couple days ago. The unusual format of the book is very compelling. It's kind of cool to feel like I've discovered these documents and am putting the story together piece by piece. 3mo
InLibrisVeritas @cherinium Yes! I really enjoyed it the first time I read it because of this exact thing. I am hoping the second time through will be just as enticing 3mo
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Tiltedwhirled
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Mehso-so

This was ok. Fast moving but shallow character development

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jenniferw88
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Some of my physical #sff for @24in48 - all TBR!

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phatsallylee
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I have too many library books this month. The due dates are starting to stress me out! I just started the current read for #bbbbc and i'm already enjoying it! Hopefully, i will finish quickly since it can't be renewed 😏
#scififantasybookclub @InLibrisVeritas

InLibrisVeritas I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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BethM
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I can‘t wait for the discussion for #bbbbc #scififantasybookclub next month. I liked it but am struggling to describe why. It‘s a weird little book that pulls you in but not for obvious action or suspense. I definitely will need the other two but I‘ll wait until after my birthday. (My aunt usually gets me a gift card;) ) book 7/12 for #bfcr2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘re making great progress on your book goal! 4mo
MusicallyMorgan I‘ve got this on my TBR and can‘t wait to read it! 4mo
LauraJ You are going to crush your reading goal! 4mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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Next up for us is Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel!

Feel free to join in! As always let me know if you would like to be added or removed from the notification list!

#BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

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InLibrisVeritas
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It looks like the Sleeping Giants ebook is on sale for the Kindle right now! Only $1.99

Love it when these sales line up with our picks. #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

vumblereads OH MY! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Hey #BBBBC the next book we picked happens to be on sale on kindle today in the US if you are interested! @InLibrisVeritas

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Foragingfantasy
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This has been on my TBR for quite a while. I was not disappointed. I loved the format. It read like an interview. I‘m excited to see what happens next.

Hooked_on_books I think the whole series is good 4mo
Foragingfantasy @Hooked_on_books I‘ve started book 2! 4mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner, I have some issues with my phone not loading most of my apps. It finally let me upload this today.

Anyway, our next read is Sleeping Giants by Slyvain Neuvel! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

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jackilynn
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My birthday gift to myself. While I highly recommend the audiobooks for this series I knew I needed to add the physical books to my permanent collection. Such an exciting & emotional thrill ride!!

Erofan Happy birthday 🎂🎁📚 5mo
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LiteraryLona
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Why on earth have I waited so long to read this?! It‘s great!

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Scochrane26
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I‘m very excited to go see the giants tomorrow with my yoga instructor & friends! We have a great forest in Ky that I‘ve never been to. Hoping that rain holds off, so we can hike & do some yoga. This is a pic that I didn‘t take.

Clwojick This looks amazing! We have a location called the Sleeping Giant as well, but its a mountain. I would love to this in person though! 5mo
Scochrane26 @Clwojick I just randomly picked the book, the forest is named Bernheim Forest. Sometimes I think I‘ve been everywhere in Ky, but still lots of places to explore. 5mo
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I love Sylvain Neuvel, and I love his multiple perspective Sleeping Giants trilogy. Really fantastic full-cast audiobooks as well! But I think it‘s #AMatterofPerspective on what you think multiple narrator books. Some people love them, others don‘t. Some authors do it better as well.

Now on to the episode! This popular double facepalm 🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤦🏻‍♀️ gif started here. It‘s definitely one of my favorites to use. #TheMoreYouKnow #StarTrekSummerMay

julesG I once had this as a postcard. I love it. And I agree to multiple narrator audiobooks and Sylvain Neuvel. 😁 6mo
Megabooks @julesG That is awesome! Sometimes you just need a double shot! Neuvel is certainly my favorite in SF right now. 6mo
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Audio version. A giant metal hand is discovered underground, but where did it come from? This story is told mainly through interviews/conversations, which worked very well as audio. I enjoyed it. Off to see if the library has book two.

Geeklet This has been sitting on my shelves for ages. I gotta get to it sooner or later. 6mo
JulietBoydAuthor @Geeklet No time like the present. 😁 6mo
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Spa day! I‘ve got the whole wonderful day to myself to chill out and read and am getting off to a lovely start with some bubbly! This is such a treat thanks to my hubby for Christmas. Apparently there are some meditation sessions being run throughout the day so think I‘ll join one of those too.
Bliss! 🥰

youneverarrived Sounds perfect. Enjoy 😊 6mo
BethM Enjoy! 6mo
Freespirit Sounds amazing. Enjoy!! 6mo
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Pogue
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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This is amazing! I love the mug, and the books! @Stephuhhnieee thank you so much! Did yours arrive yet? It should have. #sffs #SciFiFantasySwap

Stephuhhnieee Glad you‘re enjoying!!! 😊 I just got a notification of a package so I think so! I‘ll open as soon as I get home from work 😍 Thanks!!! 6mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️😁👏🏽 6mo
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shaynarae
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Pickpick

This story of the gradual discovery of an alien robot told through a compilation of interviews, diaries, and news stories (a la Dracula), was pretty cool and well done in the audiobook. There wasn‘t a satisfying conclusion, or even a real power-driven plot line to be honest, but the characters‘ intrigue were the most compelling elements for me. This is the 1st in a series, but jury‘s still out on whether or not I‘ll pick up the rest.

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AMVP
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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The dip in #goodreads reviews for the third book was disheartening, but I couldn't pass up getting a full trilogy of #hardcovers for cheap.

Leniverse They are VERY pretty. 7mo
nikirtehsuxlol Wasn‘t a huge fan of this series bc I didn‘t like the overall plot tbqh. But I was engaged enough to finish out the series! 7mo
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Hooked_on_books
Themis Files | Sylvain Neuvel
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Have you guys seen this? New trilogy coming from Sylvain Neuvel with the first book next year! It sounds good.

https://www.tor.com/2019/03/20/tor-com-publishing-acquires-new-sylvain-neuvel-tr...

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BillBlume
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Pickpick

I decided to go with the audiobook version of Sleeping Giants after it was praised for having multiple readers for the various characters. Given the book is written mostly as recorded interviews, it works well. Only during the last third of the book did I start to feel as if the format hurt things a bit. The scene with Ryan staging a rescue comes across very artificial compared to the rest and took me out of the story. Still, I had a blast.

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AprilMae
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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1) I'm in between big reads (cause I haven't started my book club book yet- whoops!!) So I'm trying to finish the tagged book
2) Either really. I love a good series, but I usually start it when a few are out already.
3)Inside, we three. The Weird Sisters. Hand in hand.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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nosferatu
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Mehso-so

The literary equivalent of fast food. While I can‘t say I didn‘t enjoy the story, the final third did feel somewhat shallow and too eager to set up the inevitable sequels.

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Circe!!! 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤 8mo
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BiblioNyan
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Holy hell, that was good‼️

-Told via interviews, periodicals, & transcripts
-Wonderfully original premise
-Very realistic take on how various parts of the world would react/behave to circumstances portrayed
-Great balance of scientific facts, interpersonal relations, complexities of politics, & imaginative storytelling
-Interviewer can be a colossal asshole, but it‘s part of their charm
-Fast read
-Last 1/3 picks up even more & stays fast
-5/5

HippieChickHomeschool I loved this entire series! 8mo
BiblioNyan @HippieChickHomeschool I‘ve ordered the 2nd book from my library. Just waiting for it to come in. I‘ll admit I was hesitant on picking it up, but it ended up being quite amazing. 🙂🙂 8mo
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Michollio
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Merethebookgal
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Pickpick

This was a really good, quick read! The story is compelling and is told in a series of recorded interviews/journal entries/phone calls. This makes for an ideal audiobook, and it is was a cast recording, which makes it even more awesome. I‘m looking forward to picking up the next two books!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Mehso-so

This was my first audiobook. I don‘t feel I got the full impact of the story as I struggle with taking in information whilst listening. But it was a great idea. I wasn‘t overly bothered about listening to the next one, until the epilogue. I can‘t help but think I would have enjoyed it more if I‘d read it.

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TorieStorieS
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Wowza!!! This has been on my TBR since before it even came out but I had a feeling that I wouldn‘t have the patience to wait for the rest of the trilogy... and after that #cliffhanger of an ending am I ever glad that I waited!!! Can‘t wait to get started on book two!!!

Stephuhhnieee I have the same moon! I love it ☺️ 10mo
TorieStorieS Isn‘t it fun, @Stephuhhnieee ?!!! I have been enjoying reading by moonlight, hahahahaha!! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
Stephuhhnieee @TorieStorieS Yessss 🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
TorieStorieS @Stephuhhnieee 😘😘😘😘 10mo
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