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JennyReadsBooks

Joined April 2016

Indie bookseller, redhead, etc. | "I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days." -- M. C. Escher
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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LOOK WHAT ARRIVED TODAY!!! (I pre-ordered the UK edition because I couldn‘t wait until the US 2019 release—best purchase decision of the year so far!)

On a related note, does anyone want to babysit my 11-week-old so I can actually read this? #earlyriser #jasperfforde #favoriteauthor #booksbooksbooks

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I Capture Castle | Dodie Smith
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Last week I finally got around to reading Dodie Smith‘s I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, which has been on my TBR list and in my possession for several years, and I‘m so glad I did. (Achievement unlocked!) Friends have been trying to make read it for ages, and it feels good not only to read a wonderful book (I love the introspection!) but also to check it off the list. Oh, and I got to eat yummy deli food.

#tbrpile #finallyread #booklove 🏰

TheAnitaAlvarez This book is lovely! 2y
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Tess of the Road | Rachel Hartman
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I am a great fan of Rachel Hartman and the world she has created for her vibrant and beautifully complex characters. I‘m about a quarter of the way through so far, and I‘m not disappointed. TESS OF THE ROAD, the first of a new duology, comes out in a week, and the world will be better for it.

(Thanks @aeeklund for lending me the ARC! I‘ll get it back to you before the event.)

#fantasy #ya #booklove #seraphina #shadowscale @penguinrandomhouse

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Every time I see this page, it makes me smile. Time for yet another re-read of my favorite fantasy of the last decade.

#uprooted #naominovik #signedbooks #booklove #fantasy #bookdragon

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Snow & Rose | Emily Winfield Martin
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I cannot express how much I am loving #Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend! I think I'd be tearing through it in book form too if I wasn't already 2/3rds of the way through the audio version (which is also brilliant). Drop whatever it is you're doing and find a copy! Now! Please!

@LittleBrownBooks #middlegradefantasy #booklove #readthisbook #amreading #audiobook #readitnow #librofm

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Frodo and I are getting ready to read our first ever #AgathaChristie novel! This one was recommended by a Vintage Books (Vancouver, WA) bookseller when I asked for British/London reads. I'm trying to bulk up on British-isms, history, and culture before our trip to London in March. Recommendations welcome!

#missmarple #mysteries #britishmysteries #murder #corgi #frodo #bookdog #amreading #indiebookstorerecommendations #shoplocal #indiesfirst

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I love these dedications from Patrick Rothfuss: 1) nerd love and 2) make it right.

In other news, I have a house bursting with books I haven't yet read, so I've decided to re-read a favorite. Logic is awesome. We'll call it a #recommendsday post to make it look productive.

#booksopendoors #dedications #fantasy #booklove #reread

GondorGirl This dedication always makes me happy. Pat is such a lovable nerd. 😄 2y
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Apprentice Witch | James Nicol
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So far I'm enjoying this upper middle-grade fantasy that feels a bit like Sabriel and a bit like 1930s Harry Potter. The #audiobook is also well narrated (not always a given). For some reason I keep picturing the characters and settings in my mind in the styles of Studio Ghibli. Anyone else get the same vibes?

#fantasy #middlegrade #kidsbooks #chickenhousepublishers #magic #witches

aeeklund Studio Ghibli?? I'm in. *cues up audiobook* 2y
JennyReadsBooks I could be crazy. Let me know if I am. :) 2y
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The Door Into Summer | Robert A. Heinlein
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Husband: "Why are you bringing a book to the football game?"

Me: "I've been caught out in the world without a book before, and it was terrible. NEVER AGAIN."

#neveragain #HuskyFootball #GoDaWgs #beprepared #NancyPearlrecommends #oldschoolscifi

RaimeyGallant Ha! Me today at the doctor with only fashion magazines and no wifi. Why oh why didn't I bring my book? 2y
EvieBee Haha! Winner!! 2y
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Rick Steves London 2015 | Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
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Planning for our March trip to London when I came across this delightful bit of sass. One of the reasons I enjoy Rick Steves' travel guides! (His Rome guide & phrase book are excellent.) #travelguides #london #HarryPotter #spoilers

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Happy Book Birthday to #GeorgeAndLizzie by Nancy Pearl! This character-driven novel pushes & pulls at the bonds of marriage & love, often with sharp humor & wit. I was lucky enough to read an early draft (when it was still in Microsoft Word format). I loved it a great deal even then, & I can't wait to re-read it in it's final form. Congratulations, Nancy, on your debut novel! @TouchstoneBooks #booklove #contemporaryfiction #NancyPearl #debutnovel

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Coming to an indie bookstore near you on September 19! I adore Kelly Jones and am excited to finally sink my teeth into this YA mystery/thriller/Victorian fashion guide/fantasy novel. #ARC #comingsoon #localauthorlove

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Reading with company. #corgi #bookdog #Frodo #HarryPotter

aeeklund Your bookshelves are gorgeous!! 😍😍 2y
JennyReadsBooks You should come visit for one of our movie marathons, and then I'll show you all the rest of the books :D. 2y
GondorGirl I love your dog! 🐶❤🐶 2y
JennyReadsBooks @GondorGirl Aww, thanks! We're pretty fond of him too (when he isn't herding the cat). 2y
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Continuing with my unofficial #HarryPotterReadathon (also known as my every-few-years whole series re-read). Sometimes I think it's one of the things keeping me sane as I adjust to #funemployment . This morning J. K. Rowling is keeping me company, alongside these delicious Swedish pancakes from Patty's Eggnest, as I wait to pick up my dog at the vet a few hours from now. #comfortfood #comfortreading #HarryPotter

aeeklund Is Frodo okay?? 2y
JennyReadsBooks Yes, he's fine, but his leg still seems to bother him sometimes, so we finally caved to anxiety and brought him in for an X-ray. They sedate animals to get a clearer picture (and so the vet can feel the affected area better without the dog/cat tensing up and making it harder to determine problems), so I have wait to get him for a few hours. In the meantime, I got 3.5 hours of sleep and am desperately trying to stay awake. #adultingbadly 2y
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I've been hearing great things about Dear Cyborgs for months now, but about a quarter of the way in, I pulled the #Overdrive plug. More than anything I was confused, not able to keep track of when/where scenes were taking place. I get the impression that this one works far better as a physical--rather than audio--read, & I plan to try again when a physical library copy is available. #DNF #tryagainlater #audiobook #greatexpectations

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5/5 🎻🎻🎻🎻🎻
Bi/Gay historical romance with great dollops of rakish humor, adventure, mystery, science, alchemy, sinking islands, snark, politics, danger, music, sibling bickering, pirates, and, of course, love. I listened to the #audiobook courtesy of #LibroFM & it was excellent. The narrator was especially good (got to love that British accent). Needless to say, I loved this book! #YA #historicalromance #katherinetegenbooks @HarperCollins

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Had a leisurely morning outside while waiting to view the solar eclipse, and by happy coincidence I was re-introduced to Miss Luna Lovegood a half hour before the peak (92% coverage where we live). It seemed rather appropriate and timely.

Even at only 92% coverage, the #solareclipse was breathtaking. #lunalovegood #science #amreading #reread

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It's one o'clock in the morning and I just got home after a night on the town celebrating my sister-in-law's upcoming wedding. I'm tipsy, tired, and should probably go to bed, but Harry Potter is calling! #HarryPotter #latenightreading #amreading #bacheloretteparty #bookworm #AmIDoingThisRight

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I don't get out much, but when I do, apparently I dress up. (Wings & flowers provided by the bride-to-be.) Also, Tim Federle's cocktail book Hickory Daquiri Dock is legitimately a great new-parents & cocktail-lovers' book. #bacheloretteparty #thethingswedoforthepeoplewelove

tpixie Fun!!! #FunFunFun 2y
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Today's #bookhaul is brought to you courtesy of Ada's Technical Books, an independent bookstore in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle. I met up at their cafe with a former coworker, Elizabeth, for some catch-up time, yummy food, & (for me, at least) shopping. It was my first time there, & it was a beautiful space. (The jewelry is a gift for my sister-in-law, while the hoodie (under) & book are presents for me. )#indiesfirst #shoplocal

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5/5 🕹🕹🕹🕹🕹 Just finished re-reading Ready Player One, a SciFi favorite. With all of the horrible things going on in the world right now, it was a good feeling to enjoy a story of an underdog winning the day. A lot of my reading this month has included old favorites, and they have been a wonderful kind of emotional support. Also, this book is awesomely entertaining. #ernestcline @Crownpublishing #childofthe80s #scifi #signedbooks #reread

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I learned long ago that in order to read peacefully in this house, one must use a book decoy. In other words, the cat gets her own book to claim while I curl up with the book I'm actually trying to read. It takes some maneuvering, but I'm becoming an expert in the field. Today's #bookdecoy is The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle (while I work through HP#3). #librarybook #bookcat #readinglife #HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban #amreading

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
MarriedtoMrT Lol. Even your cat loves book! 😻 2y
aeeklund I need to try this. 2y
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One of the most relaxing evenings I've spent in a while: curling up with Frodo on the hammock and listening to the audiobook of the wickedly funny "A Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue." I'm 25% of the way through and loving it. @aeeklund , if you haven't started it yet, do! #hammockdog #bookdog #corgi #audiobooks #happiness #YA #teenfiction

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Ship Beyond Time | Heidi Heilig
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Just finished the audio book of The Ship Beyond Time, and it was a worthy follow up to its predecessor, The Girl From Everywhere. Time travel via ship, questions of fate verses choice, beautiful language, and interlocking story and timelines (not to mention traveling to exotic locales). While I'd love a third book, I don't know if one is planned. #audiobook #timetravel #amreading #sequel

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Okay, let's give this a try.

1. Puget Sound, Washington State
2. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
3. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
4. Chronicles of Narnia, anything Louisa May Alcott
5. BBC Pride & Prejudice (except I've yet to read the book--does that count?)/Game of Thrones
6. 3rd book in The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

#LetsTalkAboutBooksBaby #bookishquestions #gettingtoknowyou #litsymeetandgreet

Sharpeipup I think Pride & Prejudice counts...😏 2y
MidnightBookGirl The wait for the 3rd Kingkiller book is tough, butbi want a great book so it's worth all the antici..........................................................................................................pation! 2y
JennyReadsBooks I sure hope so! (Nice Rocky Horror reference.) 👍 2y
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Happy Birthday, Harry! (Genevieve says, "You're HOW old!?") #HappyBirthdayHarryPotter #HappyBirthdayJKRowling #July31st #magic #bookcat

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MillennialCareerCoach CORGIS ARE MY FAVORITE ❤️💚💙 I had one growing up. She was my baby for 10 years. #corgilove 😍 2y
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Book Scavenger | Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
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I was feeling artistic with this image but ended up with 90s themed sprinkles instead of something good. Oh well. The book (without sprinkles) looks awesome.

"Book Scavenger--where life is a game & books are the tokens." I feel like that's a game I could actually win.

#amreading #kidsbooks @bookbrag

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The Corgi Chronicles | Laura Madsen
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Tyrannosaurus Corgi returns the ball of fetch! I love this dog. #FrodotheCorgi #corgisoflitsy #fetch #hammock #actionshot

mrsmarch Oh my doG, he fetches. Amy's idea of fetch is "it stopped moving, now what?" Corgis gonna corg. ❤️ 2y
JennyReadsBooks @mrsmarch He never STOPS fetching! He'll jump in the air and do backflips to catch frisbees, balls, stuffed hedgehogs... it's all we can do to keep up! #weirdshortdogs 2y
aeeklund @JennyReadsBooks Exactly how many stuffed hedgehogs do you have?? 2y
JennyReadsBooks @aeeklund Maybe two right now? One partially gutted (maybe more) and one new one he doesn't know exists yet. Life lesson learned: ALWAYS have a backup hedgehog. Always. 2y
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The cat is either really fascinated by this book or just possessed. Either way, she's hogging it, which isn't helpful. #scifi #amreading #bookcat @penguinusa #neversaydie

aeeklund BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. THAT FACE!!! 🙀 2y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Book Cat is a thief. This is why I always have to fake her out with an extra book when I read (so she has something to snuggle with). #bookcat #bookthief #Warcross @Colleen @penguinusa #amreading #lovethisbook

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Apparently I was feeling very lemon-lime today. #bookhaul #TBR #HoleInMyLife #ThePostmortal #memoir #scifi 🍋🍈

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I was already excited to read #Warcross by Marie Lu, and that was before I read her author bio, which I somehow skipped before. SHE HAS PEMBROKE WELSH CORGIS. SHE IS MY PEOPLE. CORGIIIIIIIIIIIIS!

Plus she's awesome.

@penguinusa @Colleen

aeeklund There's a corgi in Warcross. 2y
JennyReadsBooks @aeeklund WHAT. I'm 100 pages in and no corgi. WHERE IS THE CORGI. 2y
aeeklund @JennyReadsBooks You haven't gotten there yet. 🐶💜📚 2y
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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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It's been a rough day, so I'm curling up with a ball of fur and some wood pulp to make it better. #amreading #bookcat #booksaregood

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I always knew I was a Raven-puff! Happy 20th Book Birthday to J. K. Rowling and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." J. K. Rowling has created & helped millions of readers, dreamers, and compassionate individuals. I, for one, am grateful she shared her world.

#harrypotter #20thanniversary #10PointsToRavenclaw #RavenPuff #booklove #lumos Thanks @BookishFeminist for the survey link! http://time.com/4809884/harry-potter-house-sorting-hat-quiz/

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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This book is nerdy and weird, and I'm loving it.

"Midnight Riot is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the fuzz." - Diana Gabaldon

#MidnightRiot #BenAaronovitch #fantasy #mystery #weirdbooks #DelRey #RandomHouse #recommendedbylibrarians #SummerBookBingo

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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Taking a break from my His Dark Materials re-read (only The Amber Spyglass to go!) in order to fulfill the "Recommended by a librarian" square on my summer bingo card. "Midnight Riot" has been suggested to me by both SPL librarians & school librarians from their own book piles, so I'm pretty excited to jump in. Wish me luck! #SeattleArtsAndLectures #SeattlePublicLibrary #SummerBookBingo #amreading #recommendedby

aeeklund Do you have your Post-Its at the ready?? 2y
JennyReadsBooks Already started them on my real form at work 🦄 (edited) 2y
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"She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy?
The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer.
When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once. He could find food, and show her how to reach Oxford, and those were powers that were useful, but he might still have been untrustworthy or cowardly. A murderer was a worthy companion. She felt as safe with him as she'd done with Iorek Byrnison the armoured bear." - Philip Pullman, The Subtle Knife
#amreading

aeeklund Awesome photo!! 2y
JennyReadsBooks Aww shucks :). It's just my book and our wall. 2y
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Orphan Island | Laurel Snyder
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This beautiful story is both uplifting and heartbreaking. Snyder depicts coming of age in a fresh new light in a unique setting. Strangely comparable to The Giver--and yet completely different--this is a wonderful mix of contemporary and fantasy, a great story for mature middle graders and teens. #LaurelSnyder @HarperCollins

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The Bad Guys | Aaron Blabey
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This book made me snort with laughter many times. Ask Tifany; she's a witness. Bad guys reluctantly trying to do good (and failing miserably along the way) = a great new early reader series for all. #thisface #displeasedshark #earlyreaders #kidsbooks #lololol

aeeklund Sooooo many teachers are ordering this!! Good to know it has your hearty endorsement! 2y
JennyReadsBooks Again, it's all Tifany. She picked it up (probably because of the orders), read it, laughed a lot, and told me it was required reading. Quick, too, if you want to read it. 2y
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Being a bookseller is pretty cool. Being a kids' bookseller is awesome. And being a kids' bookseller in a city full of authors & illustrators like Kelly Jones ( #UnusualChickens ) & Liz Wong ( #Quackers ) is amazing! These lovely book heroes stopped by to sign stock, which precipitated a 45-minute conversation on all books ever written. I only left work an hour late... Worth it! #booksellerlife #kidsbooks #knopf #yearling #authorlove #WCCPBA #YRCA

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Comfort food & comfort books. (Plus a little color matching.) #HisDarkMaterials #comfortreading #rereading #recommendsday #dell #randomhouse #curlyfries

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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Recommended by a friend/author/co-worker, and it sounds just tripy enough to work. I'll need to clear some space for "The Last One" in my reading pile! Anybody read it yet? #recommendations #TBR #bookrecs #tbrpile

Chelsea.Poole I really enjoyed it! 2y
JennyReadsBooks Great to know. I'll give it a try soon! 2y
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My very own daemon! Sometimes shaped like a doofus dog and at other times shaped like a fluffy diva cat. #truestory #bookdaemon #HisDarkMaterials #bookdog #corgisoflitsy #FrodoDog

aeeklund I love his derp face! 2y
JennyReadsBooks It does seem to be extra derpy tonight 🐶 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon That face!! 2y
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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After the wonderfully astounding and epic conclusion of #JaneUnlimited (speculative fiction for the win!), I felt the need to read something equally complex, albeit more familiar. I'm already amazed at how much I'd forgotten of these books, and I'm glad I'm re-reading them before Pullman's new trilogy kicks off this fall. #amreading #rereading #fantasy #booklove #HisDarkMaterials #dust #PhilipPullman

aeeklund Yes!! @RavenRenegade and I were just talking about doing a reread! 2y
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Final verdict: that was a wild ride. This book isn't for everyone, but it's just crazy enough--and busy enough--that it works. Physics, witchcraft, bureaucrats, military & secret ops, time travel, linguistics, economics, & engineering all strung together to create one complexly woven tapestry. Reads like A Discovery of Witches meets Doomsday Book meets The Martian (?) (which is weird, I know). Oddly good! #speculativefiction @WilliamMorrow

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