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Handmade_Redhead

Handmade_Redhead

Joined September 2016

Books, Family, Pets, Crafts, & Cooking. Not always in that order.
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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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Written in 1998, yet seems timely.

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Finished this series last night. I already miss the characters. This is my type of fantasy novel. It's fantasy mixed with a bit of science styled magic. No fairies or elves.

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I loved this book. I'm a huge Star Wars fan already. I loved hearing about her affair with Harrison Ford. I have had a crush on him since I first saw the movie. It was like living vicariously thru her. The con stories were amusing.

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A little political reading this dreary afternoon.

Suet624 Gah!!! 2y
jbhops Ha ha ha! 2y
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A little comic reading with Roxy. She likes the ones where animals take over. Animosity: Evolution #1

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Listening to her talk about her affair with Harrison Ford. Her crush on him was almost as big as mine.

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I enjoyed listening to the book. I still don't think I'm ready to go for a PhD in astrophysics, but I have some more trivia answers for the science pie piece in my head. And winning Trivial Pursuit is almost as good as a PhD. To balance all the science, I was stitching a mermaid while listening.

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Last book for #litsyatoz challenge. Books in the comments.

Handmade_Redhead A - American Witches, Susan Fair

B - Born a Crime, Trevor Noah

C - Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

D - Dietland , Sarai Walker

E - Eats Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss

F - The Fireman, Joe Hill

G - Giant Days, Vol. 1, John Allison

H - Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood

I - The Immortal Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot

J - Jane Steele, Lyndsay Faye

K - Kindred (graphic adaptation), Damien Duffy, Octavia Butler

L - The LIfe-Changing Magic of not giving a fuck, Sarah Knight

M - Mischling, Affinity Konar

N - NextWave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Warren Ellis

O - One Hundred Nights of Hero, Isabel Greenberg

P - Paper and Fire, Rachel Caine

Q - The Queue, Abdel Aziz

R - Rat Queens Vol. 1, Kurtis J. Wiebe

S - Strong.Female.Character, Rose McAleese

T - Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

U - Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Ryan North

V - Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russel

W - Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher

X - X, Sue Grafton

Y - The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Z - Zone One, Colson Whitehead
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Trying to decide if it's a thumbs up or a so-so. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't what I expected. A couple of the stories were really dark. I thought it would be more fun. Lacey won't touch it. #catsoflitsy

Eyelit The look on Lacey's face! 😄 2y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Leeroy holding my books hostage until he got dinner last night. I was only 10 mins late! #catsoflitsy

Zelma He looks like he means business! 😂😻 2y
Handmade_Redhead @Zelma dinner is serious business. 2y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I loved this graphic book. It goes right up there with Saga. Young girl invites herself to become the town villain's sidekick. He reluctantly agrees and chaos ensues.

aeeklund 💜🦈💜🦈💜 2y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Listened to the audio book. It was cute. I think she tries to hard to show she's "one of us." The stories were funny though. A solid 3.5 stars.

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Ash and Quill | Rachel Caine
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I'm enjoying the Great Library series. I like the stream punky magic, the fight over knowledge, the dream of the great library of Alexandria. I hate that there will be 5 books in total. I heard this was going to be a trilogy. Am I the only person that hates series? Especially ones that aren't yet complete?

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Placed my hold on 8/17. Estimated time to get it 12 weeks. Actual date to borrow... today 8/28. I'm excited, but in the middle of a different book. Guess I better get to reading!

Bklover I just finished it! Amazing! 2y
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This is one of my favorite comic series. I have a serious girl crush on Suzie. Love a woman passionate about libraries. Basic premise, whenever these 2 orgasm time stops and they get into shenanigans. Uh oh.... there are sex cops! Its not just them.

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Interpreter of Maladies | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Finished this up after being at work for 3 hours where absolutely nothing happened. So boring. But the book was not boring at all. I loved all of the stories. The last one reminded me of my grandma. I'll remember to say "splendid!" any time she is excited now.

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Checking on my library hold. Only 3 months to go. Thankfully I have a hundred other books on my tbr.

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I listened on audio with Maya Angelou reading it herself. It was amazing. I would whole heartedly recommend listening to this book. Parts of the book are hard to listen to because of the subject matter, but other parts I can't imagine just reading and not listening.

cephareads I was lucky enough to get to see her speak! She did some readings, including the title piece from this book. 😍 I literally cried 2y
Cconnolly I read this years ago, but am enjoying biographical audiobooks while I multi task (like at work!) Putting this on the list 2y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Lacey would like me to read more books that keep me riveted like this one did. She enjoyed the lap time. This book lived up to all the hype. #petsoflitsy

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I can't even begin to say how beautiful the art is in this comic. I wanted to rip out the pages, frame them, and hang them on my wall. My husband pout it down after a couple of chapters and said he didn't like it. I was a bit worried it was gong to be all show and no substance. Fortunately the story stands up. Magic, adventure, ancient gods, fun for everyone.

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Animosity #7. This comic always makes me wonder if I am treating my pets good enough. Will they protect me if the Wake happens? Will they run off and join an animal militia? Will they go feral and attack all humans?

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Why are vaccines important? What is the history behind them? You get both answers mixed in with a lot of personal antidotes. I was hoping for a bit more, but I never thought of putting the book down.

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Yes, I'm catching up on my posting. I'm way behind. I need to stop reading and crafting and post more...or not. Squirrel Girl finds herself in the 60's. Will she finally meet her match? Will she become Beatable Squirrel Girl?? The only thing I will reveal is that pistachios are the superior nut and being a super hero won't stop your mom from telling embarrassing stories about you.

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Rat Queens Vol. 3 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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The new artist threw me off a bit. A few times I didn't recognize Hannah. The story was still really good though. Lots of adventures and shenanigans. It did end with a cliff hanger, and from my understanding this is the last volume. Seems the team imploded. I would still recommend the whole series.

aeeklund It just returned in March with a(nother) new artist. 3y
Handmade_Redhead @aeeklund my understanding is that it's a reboot and the unfinished story line is basically glossed over or ignored. 3y
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I thought a book about punctuation would be boring. It had boring parts, but overall it was interesting. I enjoyed the history of different punctuation. My father was a printer, so seeing his profession making history was fun.

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This was a good listen. I did speed it up a little though. It was interesting to hear about the history, psychology, and etymology of swearing. I thought it would be dry at first, but I ended up enjoying it. Swearing is something I enjoy across hobbies. I just need to finish my F in my WTF cross stitch.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Finished the book just in time to watch the tv show. A friend made a cross stitch chart of "nolite te bastardes carborundorum", so i am stitching while watching. I have loved this story since i first read it in 86.

RealLifeReading Oh love that idea of the cross-stitch! 3y
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Rat Queens Vol. 2 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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These girls are really growing on me. Snarky, independent, and don't give a shit what others think of them. Plus, they kick ass, kill trolls, demons, and other assorted baddies. Rated M SVLN NSFW.

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I have loved this whole series. It started as a 12 on the 1-10 scale. It slowed to a 10. This issue brought it back up to a 12. Family, space, friends who become family, enemies, lust, love, friendship, life, fights, death. It's all in there.

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Made me wish i had been able to go. So much inspiration and passion. I don't want to put this book away. It's going to sit on top of the bookcase for all to see.

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I think i love volume 2 more than 1. It's such a crazy over the top story. The art and colors are amazing. I love channeling my anger through Gertrude! She always knows just the right way to treat someone apart.

Suzze I bought it and keep looking at it knowing that if I start it, I'll finish it and it will be over. 😜 3y
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This week's book haul and Leeroy who just wouldn't get out of the way. I realized i never share my digital book hauls, but the kindle app shows them nicely. I also realized that with the amount of books i buy, i should read more often.

kalinichta I love love love Sex Criminals. I need to catch up on it. 3y
Handmade_Redhead @kalinichta glad to have another recommendation for this one! 3y
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I wasn't sure about this book. I'm not a huge Shondaland fan. I've watched the shows, but wasn't gaga over them. I can safely say i am a huge Shonda Rhimes fan now though. This book was amazing, inspirational, funny, abs real. My commute to work each morning became way too short while listening to this. I am considering reading it to let more of it sink into my soul.

Handmade_Redhead Yes, I'm hearting my own post, i love this so much. 3y
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100% bummed that @Litsy had stopped adding the Animosity comics. They are behind 2 issues and a one off. I've requested all of them. Am i the only one reading these??

Animosity #6 did not disappoint. Lots of action in this issue. It did leave me with a bad feeling for future events. I'm worried for my heroes.

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Saga, Volume 7 | Brian K Vaughan
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The Handmaid's Tale shirt came in the same day i started my re-read. Two new comics showed up shortly after. Had to start Saga immediately. Volume 7 is of to a great start. Can't wait to read House of Penance. The real Winchester Mystery House is only a few miles away.

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Trapped in bed by #petsoflitsy. Guess I'll have to stay here and read. Glad my husband already brought me a cup of tea before leaving for work.

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I made a little Unbeatable Squirrel Girl cross stitch. Can't wait to get her hung up.

Suet624 💕💕👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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What a bunch of badass women! Glad i already have volume 2. Lots of blood and action. A nice escape from the crazy real world.

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Serenity Volume 2: Better Days and Other Stories 2nd Edition | Joss Whedon, Jim Krueger, Brett Matthews; Patton Oswalt; Zack Whedon; Will Conrad; Patric Reynolds; Chris Samnee; Jo Chen
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Picture book day! I "needed" Serenity 2, but Amazon said i could get it next day free delivery if i ordered $35. What's a woman to do? I added 4 more books.

Zelma I ❤️ the Fables series. 3y
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I wasn't sure about this book in the beginning. By the end, i fell in love. I stitch my stories. I'd be charged with witchcraft, reading and sassiness. I really related. These stories were amazing.

I'd give it all the stars in the sky and 3 full moons.

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Plus side, i learned to pronounce Wang correctly.
Negative, i wasn't thrilled with the end. I love the basic premise, family immigrates, makes it big, losses it all, learns valuable lesson about importance of family. 3.5 stars.

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You guys are ruining me. I used to be a strict one book at a time person. I have 3 active books going right now, and a short story book i was reading with my husband. We set it down a few weeks ago though, but need to pick it back up.

Notafraidofwords The same thing has happened to me. I'm reading 2 books at the same time! Never have I done that. 3y
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Finally starting this one. Reading one section a night and savoring it.

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Mooncop | Tom Gauld
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The lonely story of a cop on the moon with a dwindling population. The illustrations are adorable. I love the little moon parks.

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Had to stop at the local bookstore while on vacation. What you can't see is my new Metal Earth model kit of the TARDIS. Woman can't live on books alone.

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Finished an audio book today too. Having just turned 50 this year, i appreciated the humor. Woman should seriously get some pads instead of wearing dark pants on the trampoline!

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Margaret the First: A Novel | Danielle Dutton
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I enjoyed this book, but wouldn't say it was fantastic. I am interested in finding out more about the real Margaret. I almost think she'd be more interesting outside of the fiction.

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Saga, Volume 6 | Brian K Vaughan
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Hard to not think about the current political climate when reading this. So many quotes relate to what is going on now even though this setting is so far from our own. This volume ended on a hopeful note though.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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The perfect afternoon. Did some stitching while listening to Carrie Fisher. She was amazing. Her book was amazing. I felt like i had a friend sitting and chatting with me.

RealLifeReading What beautiful embroidery! Also yes, loved listening to her read this!! Especially when she imitated her mother!! 3y
RadicalReader @Handmade_Redhead how do you follow patterns like this? 3y
Handmade_Redhead @RealLifeReading thank you. I loved that too 3y
Handmade_Redhead @RadicalReader is not easy. I have to pay a lot of attention. I just do one stitch at a time, then frog and do it again. 3y
RadicalReader @Handmade_Redhead how awesome love that aspect of multitasking and enjoying the awesome hobbies one can endure 3y
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This was a cute love story. I'm thinking of using this for my #readharder2017 challenge. I think I've read to many YA books lately though.