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Geeklet

Geeklet

Joined May 2018

Just another nerd girl into nerd things. 🤖🦖👽 I like science, speculative fiction, and power metal.
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I‘ve read the print book a few times so I went with an audiobook for this reread. The audiobook is amazing. The only downside is that I couldn‘t stop remembering that awful World War Z movie. This story deserved better.

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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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I‘ve been listening to The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks on Audible but I‘ve just finished The Blood Mirror. I have a week until the next book comes out so I guess now is a perfect time to listen to some novellas that I‘ve been hoarding on Audible. I really enjoyed Into the Drowning Deep. So far, this prequel is fine.

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I don‘t think the slog is as bad as people say as long as you scoot through the books quickly. I‘ll be honest, at this point, all of the books have merged together in my head. The story would be better served with fewer plots but that would have taken away from this epic storytelling. #BuddyReadWoT

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Uh...so my copy of Winter‘s Heart goes from page 96 to 65. There‘s a double print of pages 65-96. That‘s so weird! I‘m reading the trade US paperbacks. Anyone else have this book and notice this issue? #BuddyReadWoT

marleed Wow - that‘s wild. 2w
BridgetteM Now I really want to take myself down to the bookstore and check. 2w
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Path of Daggers | Robert Jordan
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I got through this one in a hurry. I enjoyed PoD way more than ACoS. I didn‘t even really feel like this one was a slog. I enjoyed the character development and the pacing felt good. Onward to Winter‘s Heart!

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For some reason, this one took me ages. I guess I just wasn‘t really interested in what was happening. Is this the beginning of the slog? Anyway, I‘m halfway done with the series!

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Welp, this one sure does end abruptly. I really loved the world building and the story was growing on me. I hated the characters and it really really really felt like the book just sorta ended. I don't blame Ms. Anders for finishing the book there, I was getting bored of it too.

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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1) Not bad! 45/52. I won‘t hit last years numbers but I think I‘ve enjoyed more that I‘ve read this year.
2) Dogs are the only non-primate to have left-gaze bias.
3) Symphonic and Power Metal, silly pop-punk, and that catchy hipster music from the early 2010s
4) Dating, engagement, and our upcoming wedding all fall around late Oct/early Nov.
5) 🙌
@howjessreads #friyayintro

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On the Beach | Nevil Shute
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And last book finished for the Tome Infinity and Beyond readathon! Lord, this one is a doozy. I‘ve either read it before or I‘ve seen the movie so I knew exactly how it would end but man, it‘s still brutal. I think it‘s definitely time to return to Wheel of Time. I‘ve been going hard on this post-apocalyptic books for this readathon. I need something a bit less morbidly depressing.

Martyn_J_Pass One of my faves but both movies were sooooooo depressing and it took the edge off the book when I got round to reading it. 3w
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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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I‘ll be torn about my feelings about this book for awhile. As a piece of literature, I thought the characters were wonderful and their story was so sad. I couldn‘t stop thinking about how nonsensical the idea of donors were though. I wish we would have gotten just a little bit of backstory about why donors existed or were needed. I wish the story didn‘t even have this outer layer of a sci-fi story. I would have enjoyed it a lot more then.

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The Death of Grass | John Christopher
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Another book done for the Tome Infinity and Beyond readathon. It‘s also another reread. I really like this book. It really attacks the idea of a cozy catastrophe that you normally see with some British dystopian authors, like Wyndham.

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The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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This was an interesting dystopian book. I‘m not sure if I‘d put it on a list with the greats of the genre but sometimes, you need the perspective that time allows to realize how well those books stand. I really enjoyed reading an Arabic take on the genre. I would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good depressing dystopian book.

Heatherfeather "a good depressing dystopian book" hahahaha 1mo
Geeklet @Heatherfeather Right? No one wants a happy dystopian book! 🤣 1mo
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The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz

Starting book 4 for the Tome Infinity and Beyond round three readathon! The Queue is my pick for a read from Africa because the author is from Egypt. This has been a really fun readathon!

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The Invention of Morel | Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ruth L.C. Simms
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A great little novella about a wanted man who escapes to a deserted island that is rumored to be cursed. To say much more would spoil the entire plot of this compact adventure story. The plot moves quickly and with purpose to it‘s plot twist. It is the perfect length. This story would be campy in less capable hands but it‘s masterfully told. A great little one sitter. I highly recommend it.

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The Invention of Morel | Adolfo Bioy Casares, Ruth L.C. Simms

The point of the Tome Infinity and Beyond readathon is to read sci-fi books from authors around the globe. I had a hellova time finding South American sci-fi authors who caught my interest. I came across this tinsy little one sitter. I‘m definitely looking forward to getting through this one tonight.

vivastory I really enjoyed it 1mo
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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller, Jr.
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According to Goodreads, I‘ve read this before and I had given it a three. Past Erica is a jerk because I don‘t remember this book at all and it was excellent. Book two done for Tome Infinity and Beyond Round 3. Now to continue on the wonderful book The Death of Grass. This readathon has basically just been an excuse to do rereads.

Gezemice I loved this one. But I have also had re-reads when I rated it low first and I thought what was I thinking on the second read... 1mo
MrBook Nice! 1mo
DrexEdit I actually have a goodreads shelf called "have I read this?" just to mark the books I've supposedly read but don't remember at all! ? 1mo
Geeklet @Gezemice @DrexEdit I think there‘s a good chance I just thought I had read it when I marked it on Goodreads. 🤣 Post-apocalyptic stuff is normally my jam and I feel like I would have remembered it. Who knows. Past Erica is a mystery. 1mo
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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller, Jr.
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Book 2 for the Tome Infinity and Beyond Readathon! I‘m counting this book as my America book. This is also for my sci-fi book club so I have my sticky notes ready. I‘m prepared to tab this bad boy up!!

LauraJ Such a fun discussion when my book club read this. 1mo
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Blindness | Jos Saramago
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When you ask me what my favorite book is, the answer is always either Blindness or The Road, depending on which one I‘ve most recently reread. As usual, this book was a wonderful experience. As soon as this readathon is done, I plan on reading the sequel “Seeing”.

violabrain This is an amazing book! 1mo
Geeklet @violabrain I love it so much. 1mo
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Blindness | Jos Saramago
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I‘m participating in the Tome Infinity and Beyond readathon that started today, mostly because it gave me a fun reason to reread Blindness. I freaking adore this book. This reread is just as good as every other one.

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I will absolutely bribe Biscuit and Gravy with munchie bones to get them out of my reading chair. No questions asked. I hope the bones hold out until I‘m ready to wander off to bed. 😂

britt_brooke 💚🐾 2mo
Megabooks Love it!! 2mo
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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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Thanks for the tag @vivastory 😁
1) The tagged book. I‘ll eventually buy it and read it. Promise!
2) The Road and Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy and Blindness by Jose Saramago
3) I don‘t need that kind of negativity in my life. I don‘t really keep track of a TBR.
4) The Hot Zone. I gave it a 4 on Goodreads. I haven‘t read much nonfic this year.
5) I‘m late so whoever is left!!
@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Geeklet For more of number 3, I‘m more of a mood reader and buyer. I never worry too much about having unread books. The mood will eventually strike me and I‘ll read something I buy. I tend to fluctuate between science fiction, fantasy, horror, science nonfiction, and the occasional moody literary fiction. 2mo
MandellaL I agree about TBR lists! I buy stuff that looks interesting, knowing I'll get there eventually. Some books might sit on my shelf for two years before I crack them open and others I can't get out of the bag fast enough. Certain types of books are better at high stress times, or just because it's winter out. All depends on my mood. 2mo
Eggs Agreed on the mood/tbr thing🤗 2mo
vivastory I have been meaning to read Blood Meridian for awhile now. Hope to get to it this winter. Also I'm definitely a mood reader, although this year I've managed to stick with a lot of series strangely enough 2mo
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The Crucible of Time | John Brunner
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I get about four different sets of daily emails letting me know about Kindle sales. Naturally, this leads to a giant pile of unread sci-fi books hiding on my Kindle. 😁

RamsFan1963 Great book though, John Brunner is an underrated sci-fi writer. The Sheep Look Up is one of my all time favorite books, climate sci-fi before climate sci-fi was a thing. 2mo
Geeklet @RamsFan1963 This is my first Brunner work I believe. 2mo
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Hawksbill Station | Robert Silverberg
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A really good novella about a penal colony placed in the Cambrian period. The men in the colony are political prisoners sent back in time for their revolutionary activities. Instead of being action filled, this is a thoughtful examination of stalled revolutions, the effects of isolation of people, and how people change their perspectives. This was a very enjoyable little piece of writing but the kindle version has some typos so beware.

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Edward McKay Used Books & More Greensboro | Greensboro, NC (Bookstore)
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We used to go here a lot when my fiancé was studying at UNCG 4 years ago. The selection is great but the prices are a lot higher now. I saw a used copy of The Black Prism that was $3 more than a new copy on Amazon. BotM books were $15. I get that indie stores aren‘t able to sell new books as low as Amazon but this was used. Got a used copy Ender‘s Game for a .25 though so it wasn‘t all bad. It‘s worth a visit. Just check prices before you buy.

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I enjoyed this one a way lot more than Feed! I still think Grant writes her human relationships in an off-putting way but I found the story so interesting that I was able to flow through the story quickly. It helps that I found the characters to be more interesting. I hope more stories are told in this world. I‘d love more recommendations about monsters in the sea.

vivastory I really enjoyed this one. 2mo
Pruzy How does one go about writing relationships in an offputting way? 2mo
Geeklet @Pruzy They always seem terribly unrealistic to me. It was more of a bother in Feed but I noticed it a bit in this one. 2mo
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I meant to wander into the local used bookstore but it seems like they‘re still moving into a new location. I hit up a little cafe for a turkey and feta panini. The solitude of the booth was worth every penny. The sandwich was a nice bonus.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller, Jr.

My local library had its first sci-fi/fantasy book club meeting tonight and I think it was an awesome turnout. We had seven people and the tagged book is gonna be our first read. As an extra perk, I own a lot of the books we‘re considering and this is a great opportunity for me to read them. I‘m not awesome at making friends outside of the Internet so I‘m really pumped for this book club!

tournevis 👍👍👍 2mo
Howard_L You‘ll do great. If you can make them online, you can make them offline. Hope you enjoy the book club. 2mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 2mo
DrexEdit That‘s super cool! It‘s always great to connect with your people!😊 2mo
SpaceCowboyBooks Sounds awesome! This book is next in my pile. 2mo
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Another satisfying conclusion! I definitely enjoyed this book a lot. The Aes Sedai drama was a highlight. I liked this one a good bit more than the last book. The pacing felt better, even if this one was a chunker. I think I‘m done with the really giant tomes for awhile. Onward to book seven! #BuddyReadWoT

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Ever have one of those introvert days where you can‘t be bothered to socialize? I‘m having one of those and of course, we‘re having a day long office meeting. I‘m hiding in my office until the last possible second. This book ain‘t bad so far. I like it a lot more than Feed.

Lauram I‘m having one of those days, too. I really need to leave my office to see students today but the thought of faking extroversion is exhausting. It‘s too hot to work. 2mo
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I put together another bookcase and reorganized my giant scary pile. My big bookshelf is home to my speculative fiction, my new bookshelf has my nonfiction, and my old trusty $20 white shelf has my normal fiction, comics, and stuff that‘s close enough to normal fiction. I will *not* celebrate by buying more books, lol.

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Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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Every day I get more concerned about the structural integrity of this poor bookshelf. 😮😂🔧📚📚📚📚📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s beautiful! 2mo
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Alright, I needed a little science fiction break from all of this fantasy but I‘m back in the fight. #BuddyReadWoT

vivastory I'm going to start this series soon. What do you think of the new casting news? 2mo
Geeklet @vivastory So far, I like it. I‘m not hung up on the actors appearances. I do hope they cast a few more known actors for the remaining roles. GOT worked well because of a good mix of unknown youths with talented adult actors to help teach them. We still have a few more adults left to be announced so fingers crossed. 2mo
DannyHattan I‘ve been making steady progress, half way through book 7 at the moment 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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If you‘ve read a John Scalzi book, you know what you‘re getting. This one was another interesting popcorn style book. There‘s little to really crunch on but the story moves quickly and it‘s engaging. Don‘t bother learning much about the characters. They all basically talk and act the same way. Apparently we‘re all just snarky in the future. It‘s fine though. I like his books, I just have problems recommending them to others.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I've never read a Scalzi book. I keep meaning to get around to it. He's damn entertaining on twitter. 🤷‍♂️ 2mo
Geeklet @GrilledCheeseSamurai They‘re really fun if you enjoy his Twitter banter. This series has a lot of action and political intrigue with your standard level of Scalzi humor. I honestly look at his books as the equivalent of a big Hollywood summer movie. They ain‘t great but they‘re lovable. 2mo
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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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A cool conclusion to the trilogy. I‘m not certain if I‘ll continue reading anything about the Foundation but I definitely enjoyed my time with this series. It‘s always fun to go back to the classics. I think I‘ll appreciate space operas more now that I‘ve gone back to the roots. I highly recommend any sci-fi to go back to the original monoliths of the genre every now and then.

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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov

Switching between reading Asimov and reading John Scalzi is definitely giving me the strangest literary whiplash I have ever felt. Good thing I‘m nearly done with this book.

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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Nice kindle deal going on right now. Bird Box author Josh Malerman‘s latest book is $2.99 for the kindle version today. I believe this book is fairly recent, coming out earlier this year. I‘ve been meaning to read it and this is an excellent price. #horror #ebookdeal #kindledeal

vivastory Thanks for posting! 2mo
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The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi

I really should have read a summary of the first book or reread it or something. I‘m like 22% into this book and very confused.

vivastory I loved the first one, but remember very little about it 2mo
Geeklet @vivastory I‘m like that with a lot of Scalzi‘s work. I really do enjoy his writing but very little of it sticks with me. 2mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood

I was literally across the street from Barnes and Noble when I decided I wanted the BN special cover of this book. I couldn‘t really be bothered to cross the street so I just ordered it from their website instead while staring at the sign for the store. 😕 I am enhanced lazy.

sprainedbrain That‘s awesome. 😂 2mo
Geeklet @sprainedbrain I can‘t even defend my actions. It might be the laziest thing I‘ve ever done. 🤣 2mo
megzlynn Literally sound like something I would do. 😂😂😂 2mo
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Aims42 Sounds smart to me!! 😂 2mo
ShyBookOwl Now I want to see the cover though! Lol 2mo
Geeklet @ShyBookOwl I wish I could share it in the comments. It‘s really neat looking. 2mo
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Foundation and Empire | Isaac Asimov
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I had a whole lot of concerns about this book starting out. I can‘t tell you a single thing that happened in the first third of the book but the story really takes off after the character of Mule is introduced. After we‘re introduced to Mule, the story really begins to jell together and the ending of this book really makes you want to immediately jump into Second Foundation. So I‘m gonna go ahead and do just that. ❤️

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Man, I really love classic sci-fi. The interconnected short stories tell the fall of a stagnant galactic empire and the rise of Foundation, a small world which uses its science, religion, and traders to navigate relationships with it‘s more dangerous neighbors. Asimov can eerily predict ideas and societal movements. This one truly deserves its place as one of the cornerstones of science fiction.

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Heh. If I had to sum up how I live my life at work, it would be waiting in quiet serenity and utter faith in a deus ex machina to pop up and save my butt.

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We doing this thing. ❤️

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The Broken Eye | Brent Weeks

Everyone treating Teia like crap is getting really old. The whole slavery storyline is already a little exhausting and gross. It‘s even worse when Teia gets slapped around by everyone because she‘s a slave. It‘s just frustrating that her status never really changes.

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This might be the first WoT book since Eye of the World where I actually enjoyed the first 100 or so pages. It‘s nice to check in with all (most?) of the main characters. I hate it when they disappear for an entire book.

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But seriously though, where were my boys Lolai and Perrin? And WHY DID YOU SACRIFICE YOURSELF MOIRAINE?!?! Siuan is being a bit of a bitch, all things considered. I‘m really enjoying Nynaeve‘s storyline. I like watching her grow with confidence. I keep hearing that Mat ends up being awesome but he‘s a bit of a shit right now.

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At this point, I have fully given up on remembering all of the characters. I‘ll either figure it out as I go or it won‘t matter. There was a good bit of meandering in parts of this one but the conclusion was solid (and heartbreaking for me as I really like a certain character who did a brave thing). Anyway, onward to Lord of Chaos! #BuddyReadWoT

rretzler I‘ve only finished book 3 and there certainly are a ton of characters to keep up with. I‘m not finding the series as enjoyable as I thought I would. To me it suffers in comparison with Robin Hobb‘s Realm of the Elderlings series which I‘m also reading. I feel like Jordan introduces too many characters and doesn‘t do enough to let us get to know them or be fearful that something terrible is going to happen to them. But that‘s just me, I guess. 3mo
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The Blinding Knife | Brent Weeks
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There are definitely parts of this story that bother me (the slavery, the card games, the ridiculous good timing the characters seem to have) but overall, it‘s very enjoyable. The audiobook is amazing. I could listen to this narrator read an ingredients list. Onward to book three.

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PBS will be airing Worlds of Ursula K Le Guin next week! Please spread the word to all of your fellow book nerds. ❤️

TheSpineView Thanks for that tidbit! I will have to watch! 3mo
tournevis I Kickstarted this several years ago and got to see it early. It is marvelous. Prepapre tissues. 3mo
Geeklet @tournevis I am so excited for it. I have the reminder already set in my phone! 3mo
vivastory I saw an article about this today. I will definitely be checking it out. 3mo
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Birthdays Happen | Herbert Kavet
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I had a wonderful birthday and thank you all for the birthday wishes! I only had to deal with one panicky mess at work and afterwards, the fiancé took me out to a lovely fish taco restaurant. I didn‘t exactly get the burrito I ordered but it was still wonderful. I got a lot of books this year and used a gift card from my future in-laws for...well, more books. Being 36 sucks a lot but I always appreciate a good day with good people.

Lady_Tigana_20 Happy birthday! 3mo
Megabooks Yum! Happy birthday! 3mo
PaperbackPirate Happy Belated Birthday! 🌯 📚 3mo
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