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CatLass007
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Pickpick

#LitsySciFiBookClub #ReadAway2024 #SeriesLove2024 I struggled with the first three chapters because they weren‘t science fiction-y, they were about the horrific things that happened in the Chinese “Cultural Revolution” of the 1960s. But it did establish characters and the basis for their beliefs and actions. It turned into an intriguing story. I don‘t know if I‘ll continue the series but time and mood will tell.

TheSpineView Great job!👍🤩📖 3d
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3d
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LitsyEvents
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repost for @TheSpineView

Voting is now open to pick the June selection for the #LitsySciFiBookClub #LSFBC. Voting will be open through Tuesday. I checked with my library, and three of these books are available online: All Systems Red, The Fated Sky and Goliath. The other two are not overly pricey on Amazon at 9.99 and 4.99.

#BuddyRead

original post:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2737670

TheSpineView Thanks! 4d
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TheSpineView
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Voting is now open to pick the June selection for the #LitsySciFiBookClub #LSFBC. Voting will be open through Tuesday. I checked with my library, and three of these books are available online: All Systems Red, The Fated Sky and Goliath. The other two are not overly pricey on Amazon at 9.99 and 4.99.

@Larkken @Deblovestoread @bnp @Johanna414 @BookmarkTavern @julesG @sebrittainclark @BookBelle84 @Readergrrl @CSeydel @Roary47

majkia All Systems Red! 4d
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julesG Sticking to my nomination, but I'm open for any of them. 4d
wanderinglynn I vote for 4d
BookmarkTavern I really loved The Calculating Stars, so 4d
CaroPi This is a tricky one. I read all systems in red and I love murderbot... But the idea is to read something new... I will go with 4d
Lizpixie I‘m voting for this one as I‘d planned on a reread of Murderbot anyway coz I‘ve just bought the latest one! 4d
Ruthiella I‘ll vote for 4d
CatLass007 From what I‘ve seen so far, this one is going to be close. 4d
The_Literary_Jedi I‘d love to join in with you! Goliath is available in KU if anyone has a subscription 4d
Karisimo Sounds good! Same thoughts as @CaroPi (edited) 4d
TheSpineView @The_Literary_Jedi Do you want me to add you to the tag list? You are also welcome to shadow us. 4d
RamsFan1963 I'm voting for my selection 3d
The_Literary_Jedi Yes, please add me! Thank you! 3d
Roary47 My vote is for All Systems Red 3d
kwmg40 I‘ll vote for 3d
TheSpineView @The_Literary_Jedi Will do! Be sure to vote. 3d
AmandaBlaze I'm going with my rec, though I'm interested in several of these as well. 3d
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Ruthiella
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#weekendreads

My Memorial Day weekend plans are set with these three books. I especially have to get more in to The Three Body Problem for #LitsySciFiBookClub. The other two are my #Roll100 picks for May.

Leftcoastzen Love the Bainbridge cover, seems of its time?! (edited) 4d
Ruthiella @Leftcoastzen You are spot on! 👍 It is from the 1975 first US edition that I have out from the library. 4d
BarbaraBB I enjoyed the Bainbridge - the only one I read by her. 4d
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB This is the only book from her so far for me. She reminds me of Muriel Spark. 4d
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Roary47
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Mehso-so

3✨I finished this quite a while ago and didn‘t know how to review it. It was entertaining enough that I wanted to continue. It was witty, had a lot of science concepts (some easy, and some you really needed to think about). I was slightly confused the majority of the time. I think it was just too witty for me. #LitsySciFiBookClub

TheSpineView Great job! I agree on the witty comment. 6d
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Bookwomble
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#LSFBC #LitsySciFiBookClub @TheSpineView @CatLass007

I liked this from the beginning, but didn't feel connected with it until a little over halfway through. I like the ideas in it, and the narrative sweep. There aren't any particularly engaging characters in it - perhaps wily police officer Da Shi, but he's not exactly a nice guy - so it's really about the ideas and how they're linked, which I found interesting. It was also interesting to ⬇️

Bookwomble ... pick up some of the triumverates in the story, though whether they were deliberate or apophenic I'm not sure. 4⭐
I wasn't sure I'd bother to read the other books in the series, but having finished this one I think I will at some point.
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Kitta I‘m watching the show, it‘s great. 1w
Bookwomble @Kitta I paused watching to read the book spoiler-free, but I'll restart now I've finished. Good to hear it's a good show 😊 1w
Lesliereadsalot The show is really good. Better than the books and I liked the books. 1w
Bookwomble @Lesliereadsalot I've rewatched the first episode, and it's so different to the book that I find it annoying. However, I'm going to set that aside and watch it as it's own thing, not least because then I get to enjoy Benedict Wong as Da Shi: I've had a soft spot for him since his part as lovely but put-upon Errol in 15 Stories High, a British sitcom of the early 2000s. 5d
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CatLass007
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#LitsySciFiBookClub I read an article about this book a couple of years ago and thought it sounded interesting, so I added it to my Audible library. Three months in a row I nominated it for this buddy read. Now I‘ve listened to the first two chapters and I‘m finding it extremely depressing, even disturbing. This is not a review. I‘m not bailing. I plan to listen to the entire book. Because I haven‘t even gotten to the science fiction part yet.

RamsFan1963 @CatLass007 Yeah the first part didn't seem like sci-fi to me either, but it gets there eventually 2w
CatLass007 @RamsFan1963 Thank you. I believe it will get there eventually but I didn‘t realize I was going to have to wade through the other stuff to get there. 2w
Bookwomble It took me about 50 pages to get into it. It does get more engaging, though I'm not 100% sold yet. 2w
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CatLass007 @Bookwomble Thank you. Maybe if I were reading it in print instead of listening to it on audio I wouldn‘t find it so disturbing. But I don‘t know. 2w
Bookwomble I've finished. The first part is relevant to how the story develops, and I found it more engaging the further in I got. Worth persevering with, I thought 🙂 How're you getting on with it? 1w
CatLass007 @Bookwomble I‘m about halfway through and it did get better. I‘m not going to rush out and buy the rest of the series but I‘ll probably get to at least one more later in the year. 1w
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LitsyEvents
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repost for @TheSpineView:

Nominations are now open to pick our June book for #LitsySciFiBookClub Please suggest one book you would like to read that falls into the Sci-Fi genre. Offshoots like Space Opera works too. Since I'm on vacation starting tomorrow, and will have little to no internet, the voting will remain open until the 23rd.

Hope everyone is coming along with May's selection, The Three Body Problem.

#BuddyRead

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TheSpineView
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Nominations are now open to pick our June book for #LitsySciFiBookClub Please suggest one book you would like to read that falls into the Sci-Fi genre. Offshoots like Space Opera works too. Since I'm on vacation starting tomorrow, and will have little to no internet, the voting will remain open until the 23rd.

Hope everyone is coming along with May's selection, The Three Body Problem. Please let me know if you want to added or removed from

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RamsFan1963
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50/150 To be honest, I don't get the hype surrounding this book. Yes I found the story interesting, and I'm giving it a pick, a low pick, but I don't think it's anything especially ground breaking. I can't imagine I'd make it past the first episode of the TV series. I'll be interested to see what the other members of #LitsySciFiBookClub think, if I'm in the minority on this. 3.25/5. @TheSpineView

quietlycuriouskate It was a low pick for me. Not a bad book by any means but, like you, I don't get the hype. 2w
Ruthiella Curious to see where I‘ll land. I haven‘t started yet. Still making my way through 2w
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Lesliereadsalot Really liked all three books in the trilogy and thought the tv series was terrific. By the way I‘m also BearsFan2024 (haha) 2w
TheSpineView I agree with you on this one. 2w
batsy I loved it, especially reading the trilogy and seeing the whole arc of it. But the writing/translation is not doing it for some readers and I get it. 2w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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