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DrJAdMerricksson

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Joined November 2016

'Auguries of destruction be a lullaby for rebirth' ~Key to Twilight
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Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in | Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos
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Going to be launching a freelance copywriter career soon *fingers crossed*. The tagged book is an awesome asset. My main foci are pets, books and writingcraft, and spiritual/pagan. Thinking of also health and wellness, especially chronic illness. Here's my business name and logo ☺️ Anyone need a copywriter? 🤣

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Ebb and Flow | Heather T Smith
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Lovely free verse story with great lessons. Also- find the heron on the pic!

Read my review: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-1lk

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Awesome book w an even more awesome cover!

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https://www.aislynndmerricksson.com/book-review-black-bird-of-the-gallows-by-meg...

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On Parson's Creek | Richard Sutton
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This was a lovely read! If you like cryptids, or know someone who does, On Parson's Creek fits the bill and more!

Read my review!
https://www.aislynndmerricksson.com/book-review-on-parsons-creek-by-richard-sutt...

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Brazen | Christina Farley
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Can't say I'll be able to keep up the whole month, but this looked fun.

Turning Marluxia into the dark god Kud, from Farley's Gilded series. I had fun creating this pic.

#scarathlon #photochallenge
@Linsy @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Awesome! 🖤 2mo
StayCurious Great picture! 2mo
DrJAdMerricksson Thank you both! 2mo
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Ouroboros | Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
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The second Circuit Fae novel, Ouroboros, continues the tale of Rouen and Syl. In the aftermath of events from Moribund, the pair are left hunting down Agravaine‘s caches of super Moribund, called Ouroboros. Moreso than the Moribund, Ouroboros are incredibly lethal and infectious.

Read my full review- https://www.aislynndmerricksson.com/book-review-ouroboros-by-genevieve-iseult-el...

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Mortal Kombat | Jeff Rovin
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Latest art project. This book (and game) bring back wonderful childhood memories. Who would have ever guessed that a simple arcade fighting game would turn into such a lushly envisioned and developed world?

What got cut off here is 'Hanzo', for the curious.

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The Weighing of the Heart | Paul Tudor Owen
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I was inspired to create this while reading Paul Tudor Owen's The Weighing of the Heart, which is up for a book award at the moment: the People's Book Prize!!! Check it out here and vote if ye like! -> https://peoplesbookprize.com/2019-2020-fiction-finalists/

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The Weighing of the Heart | Paul Tudor Owen
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Great character study read! Check out my review here: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2Pt

rubyslippersreads Great picture! 2y
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#KeepLitsyPositive @LoverOfLearning

My latest art project 😊

rockpools That‘s fantastic! 2y
LoverOfLearning That is gorgeous!! Good for you. I hope art brings you joy. 2y
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DrJAdMerricksson @LoverOfLearning thanks so much! Yes, it very much does 😄 2y
DrJAdMerricksson The top tribble is my Persephone 😸 2y
rubyslippersreads 💙 tribbles, especially when they could be cats. (They both purr. 😹) 2y
DrJAdMerricksson @rubyslippersreads true 😻 if only they didn't multiply faster than bunnies! 2y
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Loved it! Read my full review here- https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2NN

catsuit_mango Loving that image :the title in French is The blue mouse 10mo
DrJAdMerricksson @catsuit_mango Ty 💕. And that's pretty neat. 10mo
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The Unwilling | Kelly Braffet
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Intriguing fantasy tale!
Read my review: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2Nh

#bibliophile #bookishlove #bookworm #YA #fantasy

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The Hidden Oracle | Rick Riordan
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Another wonderfully humourous myth- inspired book!
Read my full review: https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2Mr

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Legend of Me | Rebekah Purdy
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With the curse broken, Brielle thought she‘d left her bloody, gruesome past behind her. After new dead bodies show up on her property, she cannot be sure. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48893380-tragedy-of-me

#Month9Books #bookish #fantasybooks #YALit #yabooks #darkfantasy #bookishfeatures #fantasy #horror #paranormal #creatures #fantasybooks #paranormalromance #amreading

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Dead Ringer | Kat Ross
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Review up on PJ, along with a sweet giveaway! https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2LW

I love her books!!! All of them that I've read this far have been A-Maz-Ing!

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Timeless: A Drizzt Novel | R. A. Salvatore
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One of my three 'Best Series' picks for 2019.

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The Andromeda Evolution | Michael Crichton, Daniel H. Wilson
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I enjoyed this story immensely! This Wildfire team is far more diverse, including an anthropologist, and a roboticist who has a small flock of 'canary' drones. Another member is an astronaut on the ISS. There's definitely more action and diversity in this story. The ending was neat too, though it does stretch the imagination. Andromeda continues to evolve. It's here to stay. I hope there's sequel! I'd love to see further evolutions.

smjohns I just purchased this book and pulled it up on another book app, and there is a third. He can‘t find anyone to publish it!! 9mo
DrJAdMerricksson @smjohns what??!! That's special... /Evolution/ was good. I'd read a third for sure. 9mo
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The Q Continuum | Greg Cox
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Finished art project!

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Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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First read Andromeda Strain many moons ago, after I'd read Jurassic Park in ninth grade and fallen in love with Crichton's writing. At the time, I wasn't as enamoured of Andromeda. It's coming up on three decades, and I have a greater appreciation for it now. It's one of Crichton's earliest works. Fascinating to see the growth of a writer from early works to becoming well-established. As a writer, and more seasoned reader, I can appreciate this!

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Cthulhu: Geistergeschichten | Howard P. Lovecraft
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A recent art project I did.

Abyssal Dreams

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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Recent art project

BookwormAHN Lovely 😺 2y
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I devoured this book! Read it in less than a day, honestly. This is the first Guild Codex book I've read, though I do have others in the original series. Now I want to read them even more, to learn about the other branches of magic in this urban fantasy world.

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Windwitch | Susan Dennard
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I absolutely devoured this book! Usually, in multi-POV books, I have a great preference for one over the others. Not this time! I was equally invested in all of the characters.

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Exiled to Freedom | S G D Singh
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A nested story about Priya, a teen visiting family in India, and her great-grandmother's experiences during Partition. Takes a bizarre turn at the end, morphing into an Ocean's 11 heist attempt. My favourite part was the history of Partition, and what Priya's grandmother went through b/c it was a real part of history. The heist part at the end wasn't really believable to me, but it was fun and it lightened the atmosphere after the Partition tale

SiriGuruDevSingh It was partially wishful thinking—because the gold is still buried there (where the house has been turned into an apartment building). But when I suggested to them that it would be awesome if they could get it back and give it to the descendants of the men who saved them, everyone just laughed at me like I‘m nuts. I probably am!😂🤣❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
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Last week's egalley book haul

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📚📚📚📚 great ghost story historical fiction! Read my full review here- https://wp.me/p6C2DX-2xY

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Tak...: Chernobyl Photo Log | Neil Floyd, Hyun Kyu Seo, Matthew Higgins
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#chernobyl #pripyat, #amreadingnow #photojournal
How many remember where they were/ what they were doing when the Chernobyl disaster took place? This along with such things as Challenger explosion, Mt St Helens eruption, San Francisco earthquake that collapsed the Bay Bridge, Berlin Wall- these things defined my elementary school years.

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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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#StarTrekSummerMay
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Title always makes me think of the movie Manhunter (take a moment to appreciate baby Grissom), the first movie based on Thomas Harris' Red Dragon novel.

Megabooks Awesome! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 3y
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The Embalmer | Anne-Rene Caill
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The Embalmer by Anne-Renée Caillé has been translated from its original French. Given the layout, I'm guessing the little vignettes are poem stories, though in English they are more prose. It is the musings of a daughter regarding her father's job as an embalmer, how he joined those mysterious ranks, and unusual cases he shared. 📚📚📚📚

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This story is exactly the theme of that ep- two enemies must work together to survive in a deadly jungle and fund their way back to the safety of their tribes. And along the way, learn to understand one another better.
@Megabooks #StarTrekSummerMay #greatread

Megabooks Fantastic choice!! 🖖🏻🖖🏻 3y
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The Crimson Heirlooms | Hunter Dennis
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A sweeping saga spanning decades. The hunt for a treasure worth millions. Part mystery, part history, this is a tale worthy of the classics writers, a legacy of Hugo, Dickens, and Tolstoy. Spanning the decades between 1776 and 1832, it mainly follows Xavier Traversier and Jacob 'Jake' Loring. This tale is a rich medley of philosophic ideas, especially Rousseau. It is a wide-ranging tale, exploring notable events and practices of the time.

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My current read. Lovin' it!

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8 Souls | Rachel Rust
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My current read. Pretty good so far.

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The Crimson Heirlooms | Hunter Dennis
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My current read. Almost finished but it's been slow going thanks to my attention span....

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#mythandlegendsswao
@HufflepuffGirl90

Thanks sooo much! The paperback Norse Mythology is gorgeous! And I've been meaning to get the Lore books in hardcopy. Now I have a head start!

My neice stole the trident 😂

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything! And that your niece likes the trident lol 🧜🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️ 3y
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Got my #mythsandkegends package 😻😻

julesG I'm lending you an L 😝😝😝 3y
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Lady of Wolves | J. Aislynn D'merricksson
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I re-envisioned the cover for my Worldshaper book, currently being rewritten as well 😂

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Trifles and Folly | Gail Z. Martin
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I fell in love with this world that is very much Supernatural meets Warehouse 13. It‘s so much fun, and all of the characters are enjoyable. I loved getting to meet the other magic users too. From Voudan, Hoodoo, and witchcraft, to root workers and Christian mystics, there‘s such variety!

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It took me a bit to get into this story, but once I did, wow! I really grew to love Derek and Liam. I like the other characters well enough, but my favourite is Corey. He's a wayfarer Scion, a descendant of Hermes, and he's so painfully shy. I want to cuddle him and protect him. He's brave underneath though. Overall, a great read. I'm ready for the next installment!

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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Package has been sent!
#MythsandLegendsSwap

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MeganAnn Whoohoo!! 🎉⚡️❤️ 3y
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My fave riddle-ku from each season 😍

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A charming collection of haiku centered around the seasons, accompanied by gorgeous artwork. The author calls these 'riddle-kus‘. At the end there's a section detailing how to write riddle-ku, and some suggested reading books. I read this with my cubs,cand we all enjoyed it. I've written haiku before, but it's been awhile and these poems inspired me to write poetry again. And my cubs to try for themselves! Recommended for those who love poetry.

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This is a delightful picture book following the cycle of seasons. You get to see all kinds animals that have made the DMZ home. It's truly a natural wonderland. It was so sad about the grandfather though. It's too deep for a children's book, but I wanted to know his thoughts. Was he from the area now North Korea? Did he fight in the war? Lose family during it? What were his thoughts on the changes in the DMZ?

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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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Book haul of the week! All eARCs. Looking forward to them!!

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The Jade Rebellion | Alanna MacKenzie
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The Jade Rebellion by Alanna Mackenzie jumps right into the story, as Walter seeks to find a way to free his friend from a prison ship bound for a forsaken penal colony. I liked the concept of the story- artificial intelligence Vs magic, nature wisdom Vs technology. There's much potential here. It's a treatise on the dangers of letting our technology rule us and forgetting the magic of our natural world.
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