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Guildedearlobe

Guildedearlobe

Joined February 2016

Ingesting stories through my various headholes.
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Bearing an Hourglass by Piers Anthony
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Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Jr Harrison
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Atlanta Noir | Tayari Jones
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I‘m officially on vacation. Murder Elf and I are heading down to Atlanta tomorrow. I‘ll be spending 3 days in Athens attending the annual Cracker/CVB Camp In music event at the 40 Watt, then doing touristy stuff in Atlanta. Any bookish places worth a visit?

SW-T @Guildedearlobe A Cappella Books on Haralson is nice, especially since you like music. (edited) 4y
Guildedearlobe @SW-T Cool. That sounds awesome and it‘s not too far from where I‘m staying. (edited) 4y
Jinjer This post is from 2 years ago. Did we ever get the run down on the music event and visiting of bookish places? And what is a Murder Elf? LOL 2y
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Bits & Pieces | Jonathan Maberry
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I mostly listened to this because my mind wasn‘t focusing on other books and to prepare for Broken Lands. This was a good collection of shared world stories which fleshes our Maberry‘s world after First Night. Some old and new characters appear. Helps that it‘s narrated by Ray Porter and Dana Fredsi who are an improvement over the previous series narrator.

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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The premise of Karen Thompson Walker‘s newest novel isn‘t all that original, that you can‘t help but be mesmerized at times. Yet, at other times I found myself not fully engaging with the tale. The tale is told in almost a dream like way that lulled me, but then she would hit me with a narrative trick, or a slight skewing of what I expected. All in all, it was an interesting yet disconcerting experience.

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Tear It Down | Nick Petrie
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Truly all a good action series needs is an intriguing main character, a colorful cast of supporting characters, a decent hook and lots of explosions and car chases. Well, the latest Peter Ash thriller, Tear It Down has this in spades. Stephen Mendel‘s narration hits all the right notes. He reads the many action scenes with a high paced intensity that creates a manic but clear picture of the action, driving the story in just the right direction.

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Fire and Ash | Jonathan Maberry
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I‘ve had mixed feelings with this series. Overall, it‘s fun but the narration has annoyed me. Yet, since a Maberry seems to be tying much of his world together and the new spin off series has Ray Porter narrating decided to finishing it off. Solid finale with interesting potential to build upon.

Bookzombie I read these in print and really enjoyed them. I can‘t decide if should reread them or just move to the next series. I love Ray Porter‘s narration for the Ledger series. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Bookzombie The narrator was ok just felt too old for the series especially early on and it was weird to hear someone else voice Joe Ledger. Ray Porter is brilliant. 4y
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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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The Gone World by Tom Sweterlisch
This Body‘s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero
The Cabin At the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosely
The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Still of Night by Jonathan Maberry and Rachael Lavin
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

BkClubCare Yay! I have Calculating Stars to listen to and will take your rec to audiobook Washington Black 4y
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Zero Sum Game | S. L. Huang
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Most action novels come with a deal, if you‘re willing to suspend disbelief then you‘ll be paid off with some kick ass action. Zero Sum Game puts those disbelief suspending muscles to the test but in the end it‘s worth it. A complex conspiracy laden plot and weird quasi-reality super powers pepper what is basically a cool heroine kicking ass with math. It may give you a birds eye view of the top of over the top but it‘s a heck of a lot of fun.

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I‘ve been in a mini-rut. Started and stopped about 4 different books before listening and finishing The Singularity Trap, which was listenable but not all that special. So, sometimes when I can get into something new I‘ll choose a book to listen to that I enjoyed in print but never listened to in audio. So I went with Double Dead, because I need some happy Holiday Cheer and for that nothing is better than a surly Vampire in a Zombie Apocalypse.

SW-T Loved Coburn! Double Dead was my first Wendig read. 4y
saresmoore Holy crap, what a cover! 4y
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Version Control: A Novel | Dexter Palmer
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the letter V and @JoScho

📚 Version Control by Dexter Palmer
✏️ Kurt Vonnegut
🎥 V for Vendetta
📺 V I love the miniseries and both versions of the show.
🥕 I love veggies. I won‘t mention the many versions of Vanilla anything I enjoy.

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊 4y
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The Consuming Fire | John Scalzi
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One of the problems with Epic Sci-fi series is that the author has so many big ideas and complex scenarios that the books become bloated. Scalzi has a brilliantly thought out world and lots of moving pieces but his attempts to keep the story more concise and moving along makes it feel rushed at times. While it‘s fun and he pulls it together well, in the end I felt like there were areas that could have been explore more and opportunities missed.

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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The Chalk Man is old score horror, reminiscent of early Stephen King. It‘s structure and utterly unreliable narrator takes this beyond a traditional murder mystery making it more of a who did what exactly than a whodunnit. At no point in this novel do you truly know what exactly is happening and clues and information is revealed sparingly. With a gothic undertone The Chalk Man is one of the more effectively unsettling suspense novels I have read.

Ruthiella I got King vibes from this book too! 4y
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With echoes of Ready Player One and the Themis Files An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is #science #fiction for the hashtag generation. Green sets up a scenario that hard core sci-fi fans will embrace but plants it firmly in a world where events only truly happen if they are tweeted out to a significant social media following. Featuring a protagonist whose vapidness has layers making her frustratingly fascinating.

Suzze I ordered this yesterday. Looking forward to it. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Suzze I think you‘ll enjoy it. Looking forward to the sequel. 4y
Kimberlone I‘ve had this for months. Need to read next! 4y
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Zero Sum Game | S. L. Huang
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Super hectic time for me so I‘ve fallen off my my posting but thought I‘d try and catch up with @MinDea #humpdaypost

1. Beer... (I may have cheated and took the second image.)
2. My bottle opener which inspired me to choose beer.
3. Thriller with a Sci-fi edge. Really good.
4. Love tater tots but they are one if the things I gave up when losing weight.
5. Enjoy going more than participating.

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Talisman | Stephen King, Peter Straub
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the #lettert and @JoScho

📚 The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
✏️ Paul Tremblay
📺 12 Monkeys
🎥 Terminator
🌮 Tacos

AthenaWins Terminator! Yas! 4y
Elma I need to finish 12 Monkeys. 4y
JoScho Awesome choices! 4y
Guildedearlobe @Elma The final season was brilliant, imo. Loved that show and will miss it. 4y
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On a bit of a whim I started An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. Seems my whims lead to good life choices. A highly entertaining listen with elements of The Themis Files and Ready Player One while remaining a its own kind of novel, this one should capture the imaginations of fans across a broad spectrum of genres. Narrator Kristen Stein starts off almost speed reading the book but settled in a gives a engaging and nuanced performance.

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Planetside | Michael Mammay
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As with many people this is one of my busiest times, and I often look for lighter fun reads to distract me from the hustle and bustle. One of my go to genres is military science fiction. Planetside was a highly enjoyable mix of investigative mystery and interplanetary mil-sci-fi. RC Bray‘s narration perfectly fits the complicated tough guy protagonist and wide array of characters.

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Swan Song | Robert McCammon
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the #letters and @JoScho

📚 Swan Song by Robert McCammon
✏️ SM Stirling
📺 Southland
👻 The Sixth Sense
🍜 Soup. I eat soup almost every day. Soup makes me happy, warm and full.

JoScho I love that delightfully creepy cover! 4y
Sharpeipup Ditto on the soup! 4y
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I have known Mary Robinette Kowal mostly as a narrator and read some of her short fiction. This is her first full length novel I‘ve read and I absolutely loved it. It has so many elements I like, part apocalyptic alternative history and part hard science fiction with a focus on developing a space colonization program. While I loved all the science and social stuff in the book, what I trying enjoyed what how real her main character felt.

BookNAround I just finished this one and loved it. In fact, I pushed my book club today into putting it on our list for February despite a few wrinkled noses. Yes, I‘m pushy. 😂 4y
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This is my nephew Hank. About a year ago, when he was 3 he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Today he is officially in remission and currently on his Make a Wish trip to Disney World and Universal Studios. Tomorrow is his 5th Birthday.

I already got him some gifts but would like to send him some books for when he gets back. Any suggestions for a 5 year old boy who like basically all the stuff 5 year old boys like?

Avanders 🙌🏽🙌🏽 4y
Velvetfur I don't know what 5 year old boys like but I wanted to say I'm happy for you all (family) that he's in remission ❤️ 4y
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TrishB That‘s wonderful news 💕 4y
JennyM 💜 4y
TheSpineView That is the best news! 😊🧡 4y
BlameJennyJane Awesome news! Yay, Hank!! 4y
BookwormM Brilliant news 4y
JoScho Yay for this news!! The Pout Pout Fish is cute and of course you can‘t go wrong with Pete the Cat or Llama Llama Red Pajama. 4y
Dogearedcopy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
saresmoore Mo Willems‘ Elephant & Piggie books are great fun. 4y
madamereadsalot1 Yay for remission! 🙌 Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, also by Mo Willems is brilliant! And I second Elephant & Piggie. Really, anything by Mo Willems is great fun. 4y
sprainedbrain Hooray for this news! At 5, my little guy was into anything Marvel and he really likes this one now: (edited) 4y
Dragon ❤️ 4y
CouronneDhiver Yay! Way to go, champ 🙌🏽🙌🏽 4y
SleepyDragon There is an awesome series of Lego themed Early Readers, including Star Wars, Ninjago, Batman, Marvel, Lego City, etc. They are funny and well written for vocabulary building. My oldest loved them and I saved every single one for his siblings to grow into. 4y
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday Hank! 🎉🎂💕 4y
Guildedearlobe @sprainedbrain Thanks. I think this is perfect for him and I think his siblings would like it too. 4y
Guildedearlobe @NeesyBeth Being that he got to visit the Pilot I got him the LEGO City Early reader about the Airport and flying. 4y
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Replay | Ken Grimwood
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Today‘s #manicmonday is brought to you by the #letterR and @JoScho

📖 Replay by Ken Grimwood
✏️ John Ringo
🎥 Rocky
📺 Roswell
🍦 Reese Pieces Sundae

I always talk with my best friend about the foods I miss since eating healthy and when we talk about Friendly‘s Reese‘s Pieces Sundae we both sigh longingly making others look at us questionably. We are also very specific about the proper way to make it.

JoScho Great answers! Thanks for playing 😊 4y
LauraBeth While living in NYC, I met a boy who was from Long Island and he took me to his hometown to meet his parents. They took us to Friendlys - a place I‘d never heard of. And I ate that delicious sundae. And I dated him for 7 years pretty much solely for the access to Friendlys and that sundae. 4y
jackilynn Roswell!! One of my favorites. 4y
Guildedearlobe @LauraBeth That‘s a perfectly reasonable reason to date someone. 4y
Sharpeipup @LauraBeth good reason! 4y
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Those shocked that this latest from Stephen King wasn‘t full of horrors and monsters have a limited understanding of who the Grand Master really is. This is quintessential King short fiction, a slice of life of some quirky characters with a bit of weird thrown in for flavor. King is a voice of small town America uncomfortable in a new progressive age. Here the sentiment floats as high as the weirdness.

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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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This latest from Micheal Connelly seamlessly combines his two current series with a solid cold case mystery. Connelly‘s books are traditional procedurals yet somehow manages to feel fresh and unique. Here his young brash female detective is the perfect counterpoint for a slower version of Bosch who is questioning his skills as both a detective and as a man and his worth to society. Both narrators are splendid in their performances.

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It‘s hard for me to write an unbiased review of his series because well, screw being unbiased. I love the Joe Ledger series and would love each entry even if it was just Joe and Mr. Church discussing needlepoint. Especially if it‘s the audiobook version read by Ray Porter.

This latest edition answers a lot of questions and takes us on another action saturated rocket ride through weird science and ancient horrors.

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The Quiet Game | Greg Iles
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It‘s #manicmonday featuring the #letters

📖 The Quiet Place by Greg Iles
✏️ Matthew Quirk
📺 Quantico (at least the first two seasons)
🎥 The Quick and the Dead
🌮 Quesidillos

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊 4y
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Happy Halloween from a couple of characters!

Today‘s Halloween gift to my self is the newest Joe Ledger audiobook from Jonathan Maberry read by Ray Porter. I guess I chose a treat.

Leftcoastzen You guys are rocking Halloween! 4y
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Saga of the Sandman | Tom DeFalco
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Today was the Halloween Party at the St Christopher‘s Oncology Clinic. Benjamins wanted to be his favorite SpiderMan Villain, Flint Marko aka Sandman from SpiderMan 3. I did my best.

EH2018 Nice job! 4y
Endowarrior21 I love it he looks great 4y
FlowerFairy Awesome job!!! 4y
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JoScho I think he looks awesome! 4y
Mdargusch Great job! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
Readingismyescape You did a great job. He looks fabulous. 4y
Marilyncjackson This is great ❤️ 4y
AsYouWish That is awesome!!!!! He looks great!!!! 4y
Velvetfur Aaww that's so cute! 4y
Guildedearlobe @JoScho @Readingismyescape Thanks. He was so excited. 4y
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! Nice work. 😃 4y
Cosyreader Haha I first thought this was a health-and-safety-conscious Freddy Krueger 😂😂😂 4y
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It‘s #manicmonday #letterp

📖 Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
💻 George R. Pelecanos
📺 Person of Interest
🎥 Pump Up the Volume
🥨 Soft Pretzel (I‘m from Philly, yo...)

JoScho Such a great movie! 4y
Guildedearlobe @JoScho there was a lot of great movies to choose from but that was one of my favorite movies when I was a teenager and watched it multiple times. Great soundtrack as well. 4y
Samplergal Soft pretzels....❤️. I‘m an honorary Pennsylvanian. 4y
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Since there are two books from series I love comes out on Tuesday, I decided I didn‘t want to start a long audiobook. I realized while I‘ve read Hitchhiker‘s Guide and listened to the audio drama, I had never listened to the audio version narrated by Stephen Fry.

So far it‘s been excellent. Always great to revisit a much loved world and old favorite characters.

dawn-pInk I just finished the whole series over travel this summer and it was exactly what I needed. Love 💛 love 💛 love 💛 Adams :) 4y
AthenaWins This book changed the way I read sci-fi. I need the audiobook now! 4y
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The Stranger Game | Peter Gadol
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The Stranger Game is more than its thriller set up, it‘s a complex look at modern loneliness in a world full of people and technology that is supposed to make us feel more connected. It‘s haunting trip into inward focused paranoia expressed outwardly. Unfortunately, much of the subtext seems to be missed by the narrator whose awkward cadence and high pitched voice drains away much of the emotion, that a more nuanced performer could capture.

Leftcoastzen I wonder if he‘s trying to hard to join a thriller trend.I read one of his earlier books that was funny and charming 4y
Guildedearlobe @Leftcoastzen I have a feeling that the book was marketed like a thriller but that wasn‘t really his intention when he wrote it. Interestingly I‘ve also seen it listed as science fiction, which it isn‘t. It‘s not an easy book to label. (edited) 4y
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Martha Wells ties it all together in this latest chapter of The Murderbot Diaries. Murderbot confronts his past and takes in his corporate nemesis in this fast paced, exciting and surprisingly emotional chapter. I devoured this audiobook in one gulp, and it kept me engaged to the very end. Wells places an unique spin on Murderbot who seeks to be an individual but not necessarily human. Narrator Kevin R. Free gives a fully realized performance.

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1. My favorite genre is basically mixing genres. I love books that have a contemporary science fiction theme but mix in elements of horror or fantasy.
2. I love almost all vegetables although I don‘t really get the love of Kale.
3. My final grandparent passed last year. She was 92.
4. My mothers parents were from Turkey.
5. We had our Fall Formal/Prom at work this week. One of my favorite events.

#friyayintro

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I Am Behind You | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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So, I‘m halfway through this one. Have a bit over 6 hours left.

Brilliant concept and extremely well written but I just find myself not engaged or really caring what happens to most of these characters. Trying to decide whether to stick with it and maybe I‘ll get some payoff or bailing.

Part of the problem is that the narrator is very good and probably the main reason I‘ve stuck with it but I‘d rather be listening to so many other things.

CouronneDhiver Sounds like a #bail to me 👋🏽 4y
Joy0201 There is a new movie out called Border that he co wrote. He really has some fantastic premises. 4y
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Killer Choice | Tom Hunt
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1. Milo decided that she wanted to impede any productive instincts I may have.
2. 4, 1 Audio, 2 print and a GN. One of the print novels is a beta read.
3. Yes. It‘s a bit chill at night and I control heat for my apartment and the upstairs neighbor.
4. Yes. Without them I‘m blind and I can‘t wear contacts so it make picking out cool glasses tough since I can‘t see how I look.
5. I finished just because Ray Porter is an amazing narrator.

thegreensofa How beautiful is Milo! 😻😻😻 4y
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My library hold came in. Looking forward to this one from one of my favorite authors. I have the feeling the title may have some foreshadowed irony.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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This was a wonderfully written creepy Halloween read beautifully narrated by Bernadette Dunne. I think listening to this right after watching the wonderful Netflix series may have been a mistake, since I was looking for similarities between the two. This is the best kind of horror, eerie and messy with nothing spoonfed to the listener, with an ending that is open enough to allow your own imagination to fill in the blanks.

Victoriahoperose Love this book. Are you watching the series on Netflix? 4y
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We‘ve only been dating for a few weeks, but she‘s already lent me the second book in this series of graphic novels. That‘s a good sign, right?

FlowerFairy That‘s practically a proposal 😍 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! She‘s trusting you with her books, that‘s big... and if you are enjoying them and can talk about them with her, that‘s even better. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Exactly! Its interesting because she more of a comic and GN fan and I‘m more of a traditional novel and audiobook fan so we‘re kinda opening each other to new kinds of awesome. 4y
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RaimeyGallant Sounds like romance! 4y
MayJasper Best wishes 😊 4y
tammysue Definitely! 😍 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Guildedearlobe That‘s great! It‘s so hard to trust people with things you love...if they dislike things you love it can be tough to get the conversation going. But if you are both open to trying new things, and then at least being able to appreciate them, even if you don‘t love them, that‘s the best of both worlds...someone who can enjoy some quiet reading time and still show you things you hadn‘t tried before. 4y
Bklover For sure! 4y
Bookzombie Yes! That‘s awesome! Also, I really dig your t-shirt. 🙂 4y
JennyM Yep, that‘s a good sign!!! 4y
zzz Absolutely 👍😊 4y
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A solid Reacher Thriller combining two stories that somewhat interlock but both play out in their own way. Here Reacher‘s search for some connection to his past involves a bit of historical investigation combined with some coincidental reliving of history. As the backbone of the book it works but Lee also adds a strange little thriller story into the mix that adds action. This is the first book narrated by Scott Brick and take some adjustment.

inthegreensandblues I like Scott Brick but have only heard him read non fiction, which I suppose requires less acting? 4y
Guildedearlobe @inthegreensandblues Scott Brick is a good narrator. He can be great with the right book. Here, he‘s good but he‘s replacing the long time series narrator, Dick Hill who just retired and the two have very different voices and styles. 4y
inthegreensandblues @Guildedearlobe Ah, that would take a little getting used to. 4y
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Old Man's War | John Scalzi
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I didn‘t make a collage today because @JoScho made a pretty awesome picture for today‘s #manicmonday celebrating the #lettero

📚 Old Man‘s War by John Scalzi. Love this series.
✏️ Nnedi Okorafor
📺 Orphan Black!!!!!!!
🎥 O‘ Brother, Where Art Thou?
🍨 Orange Popsicles

Happy O Day!

MirrorMask I still need to finish Orphan Black 4y
JoScho Thank you 😊🧡 4y
CampbellTaraL Yes to Orphan Black! I need to watch that series again, so good. 😍 4y
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youneverarrived Orphan Black is so good! 4y
Guildedearlobe @taraWritesSci @youneverarrived I absolutely loved that show. She‘s such a brilliant actress and there‘s nothing like it on TV right now. 4y
Michollio 💜💜💜 Orphan Black 4y
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Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 | Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriquez (Illustrator)
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Beautiful book with an interesting tale. I‘ve been told that it only gets better, so I‘m intrigued to see where things go. Being one of my first Graphic Novel reads it took me a bit to get pulled into the story telling style but by the end I was totally into it.

readordierachel Fabulous series, and I agree that it only gets better 👍🏽 4y
Zelma I completely binged this series and read it straight through. The violence was difficult to get through at the beginning but it definitely got easier to read after vol. 1. 4y
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1. I take too many pictures of beer. Because beer. It‘s all beer, pictures of books and cat pictures. I‘m a rock star.
2. The new Reacher novel. The first since Dick Hill retired. It‘s taking some time to adjust to Scott Brick as the voice of Reacher.
3. It‘s my weekend to work.
4. My Wawa cup.

“I‘m not the kind to kiss and tell but I‘ve been seen with Farrah....”

#humpdaypost

Cinfhen WaWa 🙌🏻❣️you must be in PA or NJ??? 4y
Guildedearlobe @Cinfhen I live in the Philly burbs. Wawa is life. 4y
Cinfhen I lived in Lower Merion for nearly 45 years....yes, Wawa is life ❣️❣️❣️❣️ 4y
Guildedearlobe @Cinfhen I lived in Bucks most of my life but I went to Eastern for college so I‘m familiar with Lower Merion. Interestingly, you can‘t get the red cold Wawa cups in my area. I got it while I was on vacation in Florida. 4y
Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘ve seen WaWa in Florida!! I‘ve seen lots of Kwik Marts🙄 4y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House was a novel I had always planned in reading but never did. After finishing his brilliant version on Netflix I think I may finally need to read it. I know the book will be nothing like this modern version but it‘s the perfect season for a good ghost story.

Bookgirl Book is very different but freaking brilliant! I‘m enjoying the show also! 4y
Bklover I LOVED the show!! We binge watched it over the weekend! I thought it was amazing 4y
vivastory You simply cannot go wrong with Shirley Jackson! 4y
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Geeklet I just read the book the other day and I started watching the show last night. I may have to give myself more of a break between the two because I was instantly annoyed that the two are different. 4y
Jess I only watched the first episode but was encouraged. Happy to hear that it continues to be good and that you enjoyed it. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Geeklet I‘ve found I enjoy adaptations more when I give it more distance between reading and watching. 4y
Vansa I love the book. Just finished reading it and I'm struck by how so many other writers seem to have adopted her style of inexplicable insidious horror- the most obvious being Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy. And she's also so insightful about human nature- razor sharp observations. Should I watch the t.v. show? Is it worth it ? 4y
Guildedearlobe @Vansa I loved the show but haven‘t read the book. I plan on reading it soon. I recommend the show but don‘t expect it to be like the book, it‘s more of a modem sequel than actual adaptation. 4y
Dogearedcopy 🎧 Listen to the audio! Bernadette Dunne gives a spectacular performance! 4y
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Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 | Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriquez (Illustrator)
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I‘m not much of a graphic novel reader but a friend lent this to me. Since I‘ll be in the hospital much of this week with one of my guys I‘ll have some good reading opportunity.

Not sure why I always struggle with Graphic Novels and Comics. While the art is amazing I‘m not much of a visual learner and I feel like I need to give my imagination more leeway. Maybe this is why I don‘t enjoy Audio dramas either. Any graphic novel suggestions?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I had a lot more success once I‘d moved away from superheroes and books turned into graphic novels. I‘ll link a couple of my favourites ☺️ Hope you are feeling better! (edited) 4y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag This was the first graphic novel series that I read : 4y
Bookwomble I know a lot of people are put off by it being in the superhero genre, but Moore and Gibbon's Watchmen really does have the complexity and depth of a novel. 4y
Guildedearlobe @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘ll have to check these out. Thanks. 4y
Guildedearlobe @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m good. One of the guys I work with had a bowel obstruction, so he‘s been admitted and I‘m here with him. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Bookwomble I‘ll definitely check it out. 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Guildedearlobe, sounds nasty! They probably really appreciate the company. 4y
Lindy Do you enjoy watching movies? I think of graphic novels as an improvement on film format, because you can slow—slower is always better with visual art—the forward pace as much as you like. You can also “rewind” the action, flipping back to check things. @thegirlwiththelibrarybag has made some great suggestions. I will add 4y
xicanti I strongly recommend the tagged book to anyone who feels uncomfortable with comics. It's a great guide to the medium's visual language: 4y
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It‘s #manicmonday and with the #lettern I found it hard to stick to one choice and changed my answers multiple times.

📖 Nine Princes In Amber by Roger Zelazny
✏️ Sylvain Neuvel
📺 Nowhere Man
🎥 Night of the Living Dead
🌮 Nacho Cheese Doritos (At least it was 5 years and 300lbs ago)

My answers were almost NOS4R2, Nikita, Naked Gun but changed my mind. Such is the ways of N.

JoScho 💜💛💜 4y
bunny Glad to see another Nowhere Man fan! 4y
MicheleinPhilly You lost 300 pounds???? Well done! 4y
Guildedearlobe @bunny I watched it when it first came out and again recently. I always wondered where it would go if it hadn‘t been canceled. (edited) 4y
Guildedearlobe @MicheleinPhilly Thanks. It was worth it, although I do occasionally miss junk food. 4y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I was a bit hesitant to start this. I don‘t read much contemporary fiction, young adult or otherwise but after much encouragement by a trusted friend and my library hold coming in right as the movie opened I took the leap. This book deserves all the praise it‘s received. Both tragic and funny, full of wonderful characters and a brilliant performance The Hate U Give isn‘t just a timely examination of an important issue but a very engaging listen.

heidisreads Such a powerful and necessary book! 4y
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The Oracle Year: A Novel | Charles Soule
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The Oracle Year is full of adventure but short on answers. It‘s an engaging what if premise that morphs into a standard comic thriller. Basically, it‘s a book that never really figures out what it supposed to be. I enjoyed the tale but it only truly stands out when it‘s exploring its sci-fi side. Narrator Charlie Thurton is solid. He moves the book along and his characters are well delineated but nothing here will be especially rememberable.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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#humpdaypost

1. While I had to work this weekend I did get to go to the Witches Ball, which was loaded with creepy clowns.
2. Today I‘m working 7am to 9pm. Right now I‘m waiting for one of my guys while he‘s at music therapy.
3. Washington Black
4. Besides food for one of my guys at work, I bought my nephews some books for their birthday.
5. I love Mexican. Burritos for life.

Suzze Ooh! I love creepy clowns! 🤡 and I just bought Washington Black. (edited) 4y
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The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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I was hesitant to start this because I heard mixed reviews about the audiobook but I love Connelly and since Renee Ballard will be in the next Bosch book I gave it a go. I really enjoyed the story. Connelly is a master who makes procedurals feel fresh and original. It‘s well plotted and the MC grows on you. The narration was problematic with very bland delivery and poor characterizations. Not unlistenable but could have be so much better.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I was a little skeptical going into Washington Black mostly due to the fact that it was outside my comfort zone, yet I was quickly won over by its engaging main character and the sense of adventure in the story. Edugyan creates a tale of unequal friendship, set in a uneasy cultural landscape full of uncomfortable truths that makes you think while entertaining. What truly helps is the the brilliant narration of Dion Graham, a personal favorite.

SW-T Nice review. I saw this in a newsletter recently and was thinking of adding it to my TBR list. Definitely will now. 4y
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Mister Touch | Malcolm Bosse
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It‘s #manicmonday which appropriate because today has been crazy. #letterM

📖 Mister Touch by Malcolm Bosse
📖 Malevil by Robert Merle
Two under appreciated Post Apocalyptic Classics

✏️ Will McIntosh
📺 Mister Rogers Neighborhood
📺 The Magicians
🎥 A Mighty Wind
🌮 Mexican

JoScho 💙😊💙 4y
Leftcoastzen Love Mighty wind! 4y
TheLibrarian The Magicians was my runner up. Such a good show. 4y
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The Only Ones | Carola Dibbell
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Today was crazy so just getting to Day 3 of #tarottakeover. I listened to The Only Ones by Carola Dibella a few years ago and it‘s complex portrayal of fertility and motherhood stuck with me. What struck me most was how it challenged classic ideas of fertility in the light of modern science. it‘s post pandemic scenario is scarily plausible. Not sure how well it fits on with The Empress but it was the first book I thought of when I read the topic.

Erinsuereads Seems like a great fit to me! 4y
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