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Giabow

Giabow

Joined November 2016

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Golden State | Ben Winters
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Some things I've been reading lately that were really fantastic. Highly recommend.
#ReadersOfInstagram #TheresARollerDerbyPlay #Recommended

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Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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Log is ready, coffee is ready, first book is set to go. I got a good 6 hours of sleep.
Let‘s start this shindig. @24in48 #24in48readathon

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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A trip to the library and gathering together all my TBR piles from around the house, and I think I‘m ready for the @24in48 Readathon this weekend.
#24in48readathon

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I'll try not to post too many quotes.

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Totally worth the overdue library fines.

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Oh wow! Why did it take me so long to finally read this book?! So so good!!
#recommend

TrishB Great read 👍🏻 14mo
sprainedbrain Yes! Loved this one. ❤️ 14mo
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Aka my entire marriage.

IheartYA Mine too. Ain't it great? 😂 13mo
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Neil Gaiman's a Study in Emerald | Neil Gaiman, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone
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Cozying up with tea and Mr Gaiman while the mid-term results come in on MSNBC. (Might switch to whiskey later, TBH.)

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Listening to one and reading the other. Enjoying both.

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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I had a quiet moment during my dinner break between shows yesterday to start this new book. I‘m loving it so far!

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The Glass Town Game | Catherynne M. Valente
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"A tongue is very like a gun, which is why they nearly rhyme. Both can be fired to devastating effect, for good or evil, and both can explode in your hands, wounding your comrades instead of your enemies."

#wordstoliveby #readersofinstagram #bookishquote

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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I saw an ad for this show on TV (on a channel I don't get at home,) then immediately saw the book in the bookstore.
I don't know about the show, but I can't put the book down.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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"The night was cold but gentle like an X-rated metaphor."

This book is unexpectedly hilarious in the most random places.

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InterWorld | Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves
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Tech week has me brain fried and exhausted. But my hour-long commute to the theatre is better with a new audiobook and I just picked up some easy reading from the library for my “down time” (if I get any.) #stagemanagerlife

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Head on | John Scalzi
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Scalzi and cold brew. Two great things on a Sunday morning.

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A friend lent me these. I won't be getting any work done for the rest of the weekend.

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Finally getting a second to relax.

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It took me a bit to get into the narration style, but now that I have, I'm really enjoying this book. I read a blurb of it somewhere and found it at the library because it sounded like something I would like. It's totally different from what I thought, but I'm still really enjoying it.
I love pleasant little surprises like that in a book.

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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This books has been sitting in my kindle app for a month. I‘m finally getting around to reading it and wondering why it‘s taken me so long!

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When you're enjoying a book so much, you forget about all the other things you were supposed to do in an evening and the next thing you know, it's past your bedtime.
Oops.

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Koko Takes a Holiday | Kieran Shea
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Taking a quick beer and book break before I get to work on other things. #oppositesattract #myfavoriteglass

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You ever hesitate to write a review on Goodreads because you‘re afraid the author might see it?
I liked one storyline of this book much better than the other. But I suspect the portion I didn‘t like was based closely on events from the author‘s life.
I didn‘t want to say that I didn‘t like what she wrote about her life on Goodreads. So I just said nothing.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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Well, I judged this one too soon. I was really excited about it at first. Brother Francis did the things and it was fun and I really liked Brother Francis.
And then other things happened and I got bored and I wanted Brother Francis back. It didn‘t go where I thought it was going to go.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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Why has it taken me so long to read this??

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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Happy Litsy Annaversary, @Cinfhen Thanks for the great giveaway!
#LitsyApocalypseGiveaway @Dolly @LitLogophile

Cinfhen Thanks 😊💚 2y
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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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My thoughts exactly. #beigeisboring

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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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The design nerd in me is going nuts. The first few chapters of this book is a lot of what I did my senior thesis on in college (color theory - in my case color theory and how it relates to theatrical design.)
This makes my heart go putter pat.

Dolly Gahh! I wish I‘d known that about you. I have a friend who dyes fiber and has designed an alternative to the color wheel. Maybe I‘ll send you the booklet anyway, interested? (edited) 2y
Giabow @Dolly Oh wow! Yes! That would be awesome! Thank you!! 2y
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Probably a new record for me. I finished this in two hours. So so good.

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I have a special place in my heart for the old, well-loved, much-read books from my local library. The ones with the old book plates in the front and the card catalog envelopes in the back.
#booklove #libraries #oldbooks

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Deadpool Vol. 1: Dead Presidents | Gerry Duggan, Brian Posehn
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to get on board with this. He just cracks me up.

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Oh my goodness! This book was so so good! And just the perfect thing to read during a Nor‘easter!
Also counts for my book set in a BRICS Country (Russia) for @bookriot #2018readharderchallenge

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Thanks for the tag, @Dolly ! Tagging @DebBates101 as a #newlitsyfriends for @squirrelbrain ‘s #litsygiveaway.

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February | Lisa Moore
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Snow days and a case of bronchitis enabled me to get a lot of reading done this month. I‘m over 1/4 of the way to my 100 book goal for the year and February is only just over! I may need to adjust that goal.

Andrew65 Impressive 🙌 2y
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True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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I think I remember liking the movie? I‘m enjoying the book so far, so maybe the movie needs a rewatch.
This is my #western for @bookriot #2018readharderchallenge

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10 pages in: she did like Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, she didn‘t like Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. This author is already my friend.

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Croak | Gina Damico
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Sick day.

AmyG Feel better 2y
2BR02B Oh my is that mug adorable. Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Giabow @AmyG Thanks! 2y
Giabow @2BR02B It‘s it? From Knit Picks. It‘s one of my favorites. Thanks! 2y
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The Gate to Women's Country | Sheri S. Tepper
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One of my favorites that I could (and do) read again and again. I think this is out of print, though, so I have a hard time recommending it to friends.
@mrozzz #cleartheshelvesgiveaway

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The Diamond Age | Neal Stephenson
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Bits of this are making me laugh so much.

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I feel like I may be preaching to the choir on this one, but I really enjoyed this book. I was a little hesitant to start it because teen angst really turns me off (did so even when I was a teen myself,) but it wasn‘t too unbearable.

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McSweeney's | Dave Eggers
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Day 6 of @bookriot February #riotgames challenge: #shortstories
McSweeney‘s 28 came as these gorgeous little books that fit together in a box and made pictures when viewed together.

Quasifesto Ox! 2y
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King Rat | China Miville
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I missed yesterday, so I‘m doubling up today. Day 4 and 5 of @bookriot February #riotgames challenge: #purple and #royalty
Some of my purples are a little blue/red, but we‘re going with it because that‘s what I have.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontee
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Day 3 of @bookriot February #riotgames challenge: #nakedhardcovers
I bought this used a long time ago and have read it many many times. I don‘t know if it ever had a cover or if I lost it somewhere over the years.

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I meant to post this at the end of the month but got distracted by roller derby. These things happen.
My #januaryreads. I read more in January than I thought I would, probably because there‘s a lot of graphic novels mixed in there.

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Tune: Still Life | Derek Kirk Kim, Les McClaine
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Day 2 of February #riotgames challenge: #currentread
Because you know I‘m not just reading one thing at a time.

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Today is all about sport: Roller Derby World Cup and reading prep for my first 5K this spring (actual running will occur when the derby games are over this afternoon.)
This book also counts for the “book about or involving a sport” for #popsugar2018 challenge.

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Day 1 of @bookriot February #riotgames challenge: #shelfie. My TBR shelf, a yellow submarine, and some Beatles.

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So so good!
(Also, a book with a fruit or vegetable in the title for those of you doing the Advanced part of the #popsugar2018 challenge.)

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Reincarnation Blues | Michael Poore
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The book jacket compares this to Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut. That‘s a good enough endorsement for me!

LitLogophile Loved this one!❤️ 2y
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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Fun, fun! Show us your ships!
@hermyknee is doing a giveaway. Share your ships! #IShipIt #YaGiveaway

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Supernatural: One Year Gone | Rebecca Dessertine
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