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Joined December 2018

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Continuing some holiday #AudioKnitting with a Discworld themed Hogswatch gift for my BFF.

#Knittersoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

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Nutcracker and the Mouse King | Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
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Book 102 of the year, finished Dec 6, audio

Im feeling Christmasy! It had never occurred to me before that there was an original story behind the ballet, but here it is. A thoroughly enjoyable little book that I found on a list of monthly picks from the Librivox website.

https://librivox.org/category/monthly-picks/

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Book 101 of the year, finished Dec 4, Audio

About 5 chapters in I realized that the utterly rediculous cartoon "Spliced" that I really loved and used to watch at 2am when nursing my youngest is 100% based on this book.

Kind of a disturbing tale when you take it at a glance, but I enjoyed it. Victorian Era morality horrors are one of my favorite genres.

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The Black Robe | Wilkie COLLINS
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Book 100 of the year, finished Nov 30, audio

I got so mad at the priest in this book I was muttering under my breath at him and calling him names. Which then made my husband think I'd lost my mind as I was listening on headphones while we were working together painting a bedroom. 😂

Solid Pick for me. I haven't been that worked up over a character in a long time.

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The Black Robe | Wilkie COLLINS

Listening to this one on Librivox. The narrator has an accent I can't quite place and it's distracting.

I also can't tell of Collins likes women or not. This is the 3rd of his novels I've read and he always has women in the main set of characters, but he seems to equally despise and revere them. It's weird.

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Mehso-so

Book 99 of the year, finished Nov 23, audio

Didn't like this one quite so much again. They seem to alternate for me. I'll probably take a break from Briggs for now and go back and read the Mercy books after a while.

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Book 98 of the year, finished Nov 19, audio

This one took me a bit of rewinding, but that's more to do with me being in bed with a crazy fever from an asymptomatic UTI than it did the actual story.

The antibiotics are kicking in and I did enjoy the story, even if I'm pretty sure I missed parts.

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Fair Game | Patricia Briggs
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Book 97 of the year, finished Nov 16, audio

I actually super enjoyed this one. After Hunting Ground I thought I'd about worn out the series, it felt a bit repetitive. But Fair Game really ramped things up, moved beyond the New Relationship twitterpation, and had an excellent twist at the end. Quite looking forward to the next.

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Hunting Ground | Patricia Briggs
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Book 96 of the year, finished Nov 15, audio

This was alright. Not bad, not great. A good fluff read after my last two disappointing novels.

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Book 95 of the year, finished Nov 13, audio

I listened to the end of this 3 times before I finally gave up. I just couldn't understand what was happening. How did they know that was the bad guy? Where was the chain of logic? Why are the brothers such assholes? Just not a good book. I reccomended you skip this one all together, pretend it doesn't exist and enjoy the rest of the series.

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The End | Lemony Snicket
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Book 94 of the year, finished Nov 11, audio

Im glad this is over. The series concluded without answering any questions. It left me frustrated and wishing I hadn't started reading it and/or that I had followed Snicket's constant advice to read something else.

Will not read again.

LibrarianRyan I remember how much this pissed my volunteer off. I had stopped reading at book 7. 4w
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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Still struggling through this one. It's really just not holding my interest the way all the other Mary Russell books have and I don't know why. I really want it to be good and it's just not.

At least I've got a fresh baked cookie, a glass of wine, and this furry face to keep me company.

#DogsofLitsy

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The Penultimate Peril | Lemony Snicket
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Book 93nof the year, finished Nov 10, audio

This one was ok. Better than a lot of the middle ones. I am, as a change from normal, looking forward to this series being done. Over all I feel like I should have listened to the warnings scattered throughout and spent my time reading something else.

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Book 92 of the year, finished Nov 9, audio

Finally, another one I actually enjoyed.

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King

I am struggling with this book. I want to finish it, but for some reason I just can't stay focused on the story the way I could with the other Mary Russell stories. I either doze off or my mind wanders and I have to rewind.

I really hope that the adventure picks up speed soon.

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Book 91 of the year, finished Oct 30, audio.

I enjoyed this one. Took me a bit to get into it, my mind kept wandering and I had to replay the first chapter several times, but once the character introductions were out of the way it was a really good read.

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Book 90 of the year, finished Oct 24, audio

Back to Mary and Sherlock. I really enjoy these stories.

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Books 85-89, audio.

I failed on my logging again. I finished out my Discworld Binge with:
I Shall Wear Midnight
Snuff
Raising Steam
and Shepherd's Crown.

I also finished off Lemony Snicket's Slippery Slope. I'm really ready to be done with this series.

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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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Book 84 of the year, finished Oct 6, audio.

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Making Money | Terry Pratchett
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Book 83 of the year, finished Oct 4, audio.

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Book 82 of the year, finished Oct 2, audio

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I wonder if Sir Terry wrote that before or after he was diagnosed with Alzhiemers.

It's hard to tell. Wintersmith was published in Sept 2006 and he publicly announced his diagnosis in Dec 2007.

Either way. Freaking foreshadowing gut punch.

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Book 81 of the year, finished Sept 30, audio.

That was a lot shorter than I had expected it to be. 😅

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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Book 81 of the year finished (very early in the morning) Sept 30, audio

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Going Postal | Terry Pratchett
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Book 80 of the year finished Sept 28, audio

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Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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Book 79 of the year, finished Sept 26, audio

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Hat Full of Sky | Terry Pratchett
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Monstrous Regiment | Terry Pratchett
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Book 78 of the year finished Sept 23, audio

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Monstrous Regiment | Terry Pratchett
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It's been a bit since I've made one of these. 🤣

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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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Book 77 of the year finished Sept 19, audio

Books go quick when you spend all day painting a bedroom.

Second time with this one. Still very enjoyable.

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Night Watch | Terry Pratchett
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Book 76 of the year finished Sep 18, audio

Read this one earlier this year but it was up next in my Discworld Bing. Plus this is one of my favorites.

Thumbs up all around.

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Feet of Clay | Terry Pratchett
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Books 68-75 my Discworld Binge continues, all audio, btwn Aug 26 and Sep 14

I didn't realize I was that far behind, truth told. My husband has received a job offer that involves us moving to a new state and I've been listening to Discworld while I paint and pack.

Thumbs up all around for, in order of listening, Feet of Clay, Hogfather, The Last Continent, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Thief of Time, and Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.

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Maskerade | Terry Pratchett
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Book 67, finished Aug 26, audio

I do enjoy this one. Quite possibly my favorite with the Witches. Probably helps that I know a young lady who loves and is very good at singing, and is also quite a large person with great hair. I just mentally plug her into Agnes/Perdita's place in the story and can visualize it all perfectly.

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Interesting Times | Terry Pratchett
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Book 66, finished sometime last week, audio.

Probably my favorite of the Rinsewind books, but I really just don't care for that character. Also, the book hasn't really aged well in our current age of hyper racial awareness. Over all, not so great.

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Mehso-so

Books 62-65 Discworld Binge, finished somewhere between July 31 and Aug 17, all audio

Small Gods: I'm not sure if he's mocking those with faith or organized religion. So-So

Wyrd Sisters: I enjoy the Witches. Pick

Lords and Ladies: Witches again, and elves too. Pick

Men at Arms: ❤️ Vimes ❤️ love his character growth in this one, as well as Carrot coming into his own. Pick

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Book 61 of the year finished July 30, audio

Magrat is bequeathed a magic wand and is now a Fairy Godmother. She sets off to foreign lands with Granny and Nanny to stop the girl from marrying the prince.

I like the witches, particularly Nanny, but these aren't my favorite stories. I figure with over 30 books I'm allowed to not like some as much as the others. Still a solid Pick that I would reccomended others to read.

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Reaper Man | Terry Pratchett
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Book 60 of the year finished July 26, audio.

I think I already read this one this year but here I am again as I go back through the Discworld books. I really enjoy the scene at the end with the Harvest Dance.

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Is It Not Nifty? | Pete Abrams
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Book 59 of the year finished July 26, eyeball.

I regularly read Sluggy for years starting in 2000, my husband (then boyfriend) even printed the strips off for me when I was in Army Basic Training in 2004 and mailed them to me so I could keep up. 😍

I went to look up a comic strip the other day and saw the new archive system makes it really easy to read it one book at a time rather than one week at a time.

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Mehso-so

Book 58 of the year finished July 24, audio.

Not my favorite Discworld. I kept falling out if the story before pulling my attention back in again.

When moving pictures come to the Disc, chaos ensues.

julesG They can't all be perfect. I love all the books with Granny and Death, struggle with some of the others. #OokBOokClub 😉 4mo
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Guards! Guards! | Terry Pratchett
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Book 57 of the year finished July 21, audio

Captain Vimes! 💗

When a dragon is summoned and starts terrorizing the city, it's up to The Watch to save the city. It's a one in a million chance, but it just might work.

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Leftcoastzen 😂🥃🥃🥃🍸🍸🍸 5mo
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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Book 56 of the year finished July 18, audio

Death takes on an Apprentice. It doesn't go well.

I like the Death books. Not quite as much as I like Commander Vimes, but Deaths observations about humanity are excellent.

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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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Book 55 of the year finished July 16, audio

A girl is bequeathed a wizards staff at the hour of her birth, causing all sorts of drama when she gets a bit older, because as everyone knows, girls can't be wizards.

The one liners in this are fantastic. Pratchett's early discworld books were packed to the brim with them.

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Equal Rites | Terry Pratchett
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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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Book 54 of the year finished July 13, audio

Audible, for some crazy reason, doesn't have The Colour of Magic, so I'm jumping into my re-read of the Discworld with The Light Fantastic.

2nd time with this book and I really enjoyed all the subtle hints about what the Red Star was that I missed the first time through.

Rinsewind is not my favorite character. He's not too bad in the first few books, but his utter lack of development later is annoying

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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I love puns. This one about choked me with laughter.

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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