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Twainy
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🎧 They had me at air ships.

Fights in & on a blimp? Yesss!

This is even better that Tokyo Raider but … Kaiju …

Great narration. Love Sullivan. Short story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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thereadingreference
All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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My first Martha Wells & she had me at Murderbot 🎉

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Pinta
Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Bots keeping each other company. Current anxiety over AI CREATING media (Midjourney, ChatGPT)—SecUnit and ART have skipped creation and are now media CONSUMERS, bonding over their favorite shows. 🤣 “Becoming human.” Good pacing. AI with clear sense of duty makes strong MC. Clever use of security cameras & feeds for description. P65 “Humans are nervous of me because I‘m a terrifying murderbot, and I‘m nervous of them because they‘re humans.” 2018

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Lindy
Foster | Claire Keegan
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A small girl spends the summer with childless relatives in rural Ireland. From that unprepossessing outline, Claire Keegan has crafted a perfect novella about family secrets and the acquisition of wisdom. Beautiful and haunting.

DrexEdit I just read somewhere (probably LitHub?) that they are making this into a movie. Can‘t wait to see that! 🍿 🍿 16h
Lindy @DrexEdit I can imagine it would be great as a movie. 😁 15h
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Zephsomething
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Y‘all, read the warning on this one (it‘s in the book) before you read but also? I love Seanan‘s writing so much and Antsy‘s book is no exception I love this series so much and I love this book and this girl and this story so much y‘all.

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The Governess Affair | Courtney Milan
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I don‘t read a lot of romance but I have heard of Milan and when I asked some fellow book lovers where to start with her books, they suggested this novella. I was impressed with the character development and the obstacle at the root of the story. https://cannonballread.com/2023/01/the-governess-affair-a-novella-elcicco/

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ReadingRachael
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Throughly enjoyed escaping to a hopeful future on the little moon Panga, travelling along side Dex (the Monk) and Mosscap (the robot) as they set out in search of what humans need. This is the 2nd book in the novella series following “A Psalm for the Wild Built.” I think I actually enjoy this one more than the first.

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Lindy
Foster | Claire Keegan
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Friday Reads January 27 - Canada Reads; Giller Prize news; comics; audiobooks; Indigenous books

https://youtu.be/dTsHh7X923U

Singout I would do a buddy read of The Sentimentalists with you! 2d
Lindy @Singout Thanks Sarah! Do you use the Voxer app? I find it convenient for buddy read discussion. Or, do you have an alternative suggestion? And we need to figure out a start date. I‘m excited! 2d
Singout I just downloaded Voxer but have never used it. I‘m excited and can start listening any time…it‘s available right now. What next? My Voxer handle is also Singout. 2d
Lindy @Singout Great! I will message you on Voxer. 2d
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BekaReid
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What will you do for love? How long is long enough? Even Though I Knew the End is a gritty but hopeful novella. Set in an alternate late 30s/early 1940s Chicago it's fast-paced and immersive, sapphic fantasy noir at it's best, and I'd love to spend more time in this world CL Polk created.

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GondorGirl
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Well, shit.
Why are these books so perfect?
Why are they so short?
Why do I have to wait for the next one?

If you love the other Wayward Children books you'll enjoy this one. It's a heavier book (I'll put warnings in the comments), but Antsy is such a lovable character. I hope we'll get to see more of her. I enjoyed the few little glimpses of other characters and worlds we're familiar with, and I'm fascinated by this shop for lost things.

GondorGirl Warnings- sudden parent death, grooming, gaslighting, implied child pornography. 3d
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