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alanacristin
Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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More Murderbot! While the first book felt like it could cryptically stand alone, this second story seems like a short episode on the way to something bigger. The new characters give brief glimpses into a larger, diverse world of bot and human relationship. And the locations and transport described seem like parts of video games I'd enjoy playing. A fun one-sitting read! #mommyreads #scifi #robots #novella #babyreads #tractors

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alanacristin
Courting Darkness | Robin LaFevers
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The first in a new duology, this book really assumes you've (recently) read the His Fair Assassin trilogy. I loved those books, but I had to hunt for detailed summaries online to adequately refresh my memory on all the characters. Alternating between the familiar Sybella and a new character Genevieve, this story focuses on adventures in the French court while still asserting Breton pride. Highly enjoyable! #mommyreads #historicalfiction #fantasy

alanacristin I miss the old cover styles though with the ladies 😍 4mo
AlaMich I had totally forgotten about the new book until I saw that you liked my post. I‘m excited all over again! 😊 4mo
alanacristin @AlaMich woohoo! 🎉 4mo
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alanacristin
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Ok, these titles and covers are so unappealing 😖 but the stories are really quite fun! This was great as an #audiobook, like listening to an old radio drama. and I realized my pronunciation of Flavia deLuce was much too continental 😂 some really charming descriptions of theatre sets and mechanics in this one too. But TW for very disturbing death of a child 😢 #mommyreads #mystery #crime #historicalfiction

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alanacristin
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A fun prequel to Stranger Things, focusing on the generation before Eleven. I've still only watched the first season so I'm not certain if other characters appear in the show but it's wicked background info on Dr. Brenner and the Hawkins lab. Not sure people unfamiliar with the show would appreciate it but I definitely think fans will enjoy spending more time in this world. #mommyreads #audiobooks #booksonthebigscreen #scifi

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alanacristin
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😍 #bookmail 😍
I had no idea there was a tea dragon card game! Now to find someone to play with. Who am I kidding, I will totally play versus myself because adorable tea dragons 💗
I'm also so excited to read Kid Gloves! Lucy Knisley and I were pregnant at the same time, and her chronicles always captured so perfectly the feelings and experiences of pregnancy and new parenthood. She's so delightfully talented!
#mommyreads #graphicnovels #games

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alanacristin
Mr Wuffles! | David Wiesner
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This book is adorable! Mostly without words, the illustrations play out like a comic with panels and dialogue bubbles (usually with an imagined language). I love the cross-species collaboration and the nod to Lascaux style cave paintings. Now I'm looking for everything else this author has done 😍 #babyreads #mommyreads #picturebooks

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alanacristin
The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Harper's books are great as #audiobooks 💘 she is so talented at conjuring a sense of place and making you feel the climate and weather shifts. This was another intriguing murder mystery, minus Falk, with a distinctive Australian setting. Bonus points for an interview with both the author and the voice actor at the end 👍 #mommyreads #crime #mystery #Australia

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alanacristin
All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I love Murderbot 😍 the voice in this is just so great. Murderbot's self awareness is sweet, funny, and relatable even with the sci-fi setting and action sequences. It's like Annihilation and The Martian had the super loveable baby I've always wanted. Next up this short prequel story while I await my hold on book 2. #mommyreads #speculativefiction #cyborg #robot #space #scifi #novella

wanderinglynn This is on my TBR! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
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alanacristin
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What the heck did I just read? The swimmy linework is entrancing, loved the chapter heading pages, and liked how many scenes look like theatre sets. But with the #memoir-like story that stops and restarts and what...? The whole struggling to function like a normal human is great, especially the painful childhood flashbacks. The shadow thing is interesting. The romance and family memories, I think I missed something. #mommyreads #graphicnovels

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alanacristin
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Picked this up last month at our library in Tokyo for #Readharder2019 (a cozy mystery) and was pleasantly surprised! Flavia is a cheekier, younger Nancy Drew who loves chemistry and trying to unravel all the mysteries. Full of charming and quirky locals in post-WWII English countryside. And to find out it's a series with heaps more 😍 currently on book 3 💨 #mommyreads #cozy #mystery #crime