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LibrarianRyan
All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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4.5 🌟
I am officially a Murderbot fan! This book packs so much into just a few pages.
Its a quick read that will have you glued to the pages and screaming for more. Murdotbot, just might have a heart and I want to see it develop. And see what type of trouble he can get himself into.

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DarcysMom Murderbot is the best! 🥰🥰 8h
Gezemice Love Murderbot! 8h
Sweetkokoro I LOVE Murderbot! And I love seeing more people enjoy him!! 8h
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shanaqui I juuuust reread this today! I love Murderbot's snarky “aarrgggh people noooo“ reactions.

(Sidenote: I find it really odd when people call Murderbot “he“ -- or she! I'm fairly sure it states pronouns as “it“, and I've managed to log those even though so very few *people* use that for themselves. Gave me a jolt just now reading this review/comments. 😅)
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LibrarianRyan @shanaqui your right. You are very right. It is an It. It‘s odd how we automatically gender. Especially when he talks about having no sex parts because he‘s not a f$&@ bot. 7h
Saw629 Would you recommend this book to someone who peruses sci-fi books, but isn‘t huge into them? 3h
LibrarianRyan @Saw629 I think I would. It takes place on a Tera firma but it‘s more an action/thriller. Murderbot is a security guard who has a job to do. Plus it‘s short. It isn‘t bogged down like many sci-fi are. Researchers are on a new world determining what it is, so the author doesn‘t have to delve too much into the world. Plus it‘s a great character study. It‘s easy to forget murderbot isn‘t a “man” because it feels like one. 2h
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NatalieR
Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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Interesting novel. The story of what happens to a family after their 13-year-old daughter disappears and returns 8 years later. Definitely suspenseful as the story kept confusing me (in a good way) and changing my mind about what I thought was happening. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterG

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NatalieR
Ripper | Isabel Allende
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My first Isabel Allende novel and I loved it! A teenage girl in San Francisco runs an online game called Ripper with a small group of friends from across the world and her grandpa. They work to solve real life murders. She never expects her game to impact her life until her mom disappears. I really enjoyed the thorough character development of her writing. 4 1/2 🌟 #MountTBR

SilversReviews Beautiful photo. 3d
NatalieR @SilversReviews Thanks! 😊 3d
Hooked_on_books This is the only one of hers I‘ve read as well. I liked it. I‘m told it‘s quite different from her other books, so I have no idea what to expect from those. 3d
NatalieR @Hooked_on_books Interesting. I put some of her other books on my Overdrive wishlist. Hopefully I‘ll get to them soon. 😬 3d
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Current reads 📚📚📚

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Making notable progress on my physical TBR stacks! Happy happy happy 😃

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Memoirs | Andreĭ Sakharov
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Lara: a memoir in verse about growing up in London as part of a mixed family in the 1960‘s and ‘70‘s. Complex, difficult, and inspiring.

Losing My Cool: how literature and hip hop culture shaped his childhood and helped him bond with his dad. How we present ourselves to the outside world, versus who we are at home.

Two very different but interesting reads about family, culture, growing up, and finding yourself.

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To Helvetica and Back | Paige Shelton
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A decent cozy mystery. Enjoyed the setting of a typewriter repair shop and a secret code etched on the key bars. I can see reading more of this series.

Enjoyed each of the three books pictured above and am happy to check them off my TBR list 🙂

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Crazeedi You've captured my pile exactly!!😉😂💞 6d
CoffeeNBooks 😂🤣😂 6d
mandi1082 Yup adding books all the time📖📖📖📖 6d
Chrissyreadit Yes!!! 6d
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4thhouseontheleft
The Sandcastle Empire | Kayla Olson
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For a book about the effects of climate change, and with the main antagonists the previously impoverished and oppressed, I‘m disappointed in the lack of depth in this story. The world-building was sub par, the characters flat, and the plot was a mess. It was only the constant action and suspense that kept me reading.

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staci.reads Gorgeous books in the background 😍 1w
4thhouseontheleft @staci.reads Thank you! These are the books I rescued from my parent‘s closet a few years ago. They belonged to my grandmother and great-grandmother. 😃 1w
hermyknee I bailed on this one. I didn‘t like it at all and I totally agree with your review! 1w
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4thhouseontheleft @hermyknee The fact that i checked off the #clifi prompt in two challenges is the only thing that kept me going. I was struggling to find a book for that prompt that I liked, which is disappointing, since it was a prompt I was really excited about! But the ending was a hot mess. 1w
ravenlee Have you read anything by Kin Stanley Robinson? I‘ve been meaning to reread Three Californias for ages, and I‘m pretty sure it would count as clifi. If you‘re still interested in the topic, that is. 1w
4thhouseontheleft @ravenlee No, I haven‘t, I‘ll have to look into that author! The only clifi I read before this was Atwood‘s Year is the Flood (I loved the trilogy this is a part of). 7d
sheffner Totally agree-too many things going on plotwise and a subpar ending. 5d
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NatalieR
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This good book has been on my bookshelf for far too long. Dr. Bill Bass shares how he became interested in forensic anthropology and the progression of his career. Fascinating story of how the body farm came into existence and grew. He talks about his relationship with Patricia Cornwell and her book The Body Farm. #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Tennessee

Addison_Reads I read this years ago and thought it was very well done and extremely informative. Great review. 😁 1w
BarbaraBB I still need one for Tennessee. This one sounds good. 1w
Librarybelle I‘m stacking this one! 1w
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cathysaid Is this the guy in/near Knoxville? 1w
jessinikkip Wow, sounds excellent!!! 1w
Hooked_on_books Great choice! I had forgotten all about this book, but I loved it. 1w
NatalieR @Addison_Reads Thanks! 😊 1w
NatalieR @cathysaid Yes, in Knoxville. He created the body farm while working at UT. 1w
NatalieR @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy it if you decide to give it a go. 😄 1w
NatalieR @Librarybelle Awesome! 👍 1w
NatalieR @Hooked_on_books Thanks! 😊 1w
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