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Katerina

Katerina

Joined September 2016

Never leave home without a book. (KaterinaNijenhuis on goodreads)
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Still on the Path of Daggers.
Enjoying the second half of it together with some afternoon sun in Athens, Greece.
The tv series is starting soon and the fandom has been going crazy over on Twitter. I'm still on my first read of the series, but the die-hard fans' enthusiasm is infectious 😄

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Setting out on the Path of Daggers 🙂

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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
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I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous one, mostly due to the certain secondary characters not appearing, but the surprise ending makes me want to start the next one straight away.

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A Little Hatred | Joe Abercrombie
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A bit weary of the mentioning of industrialisation, but I still trust Abercrombie to deliver once again. Let's see, if the age of machines and fantasy can mix.

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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For me, the best instalment in the series so far.
I loved the development and increased attention some of the secondary characters got and the addition to the more permanent roster of some very promising new ones.
Makes me very excited for the next book in the series.

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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I know a Dresden Files reference, when I see one 😃
I love discovering that authors are fans of the same things I'm a fan of 😊

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Moon Over Soho | Ben Aaronovitch
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This commute to my current interpreting assignment is giving me some serious reading time, so I'm about to finish the second book in the series.
It's much mellower than other urban fantasy series I've rrad, but I like the characters and the mix of science and magic.

RachelAmphlett I love book 3, Whispers Underground - this series kept me going while I was waiting for the new Harry Dresden ones! 5mo
Katerina @RachelAmphlett Dresden Files is what I measure every other urban fantasy series against XD
I'm on Whispers Underground now and excited to have Abigail back! I hopw she becomes a recurring character.
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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So, due to a rail strike where I live, I'll now be on a tram for the next hour and 20 minutes. But hey, reading time 😊

Deifio That series is so good! Hope you enjoy it too! 5mo
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Rivers of London | Ben Aaronovitch
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Giving this a second try now. Last time (a couple of years ago) I only made it to about page 60 before something else caught my fancy. Let's see what happens this time.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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I've unintentionally managed to colour coordinate with my book today 😃
I've also just finished it and must say that I liked it a lot. For me, it is one of these calm books, that draws you in and makes you wish it could last forever, because you just want to go on meeting more and more of the engaging characters.
I have some thoughts about the role of race and colour, but I have to sort them first.

Recommended reading 😊

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Currently in Greece in an interpreting assignment. Could be worse 😉

SamAnne I plan to start this one this weekend. 6mo
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Noooo... Only 100 pages left and then I'll have to say goodbye to this crew forever. 😭

julesG They have cameos in King of Scars and Rule of Wolves 😉 7mo
Katerina @julesG Yes! 😃 That is excellent news. 7mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Well, it's not on to Wheel of Time #8, because the book is at my brother's place 😐

I bought Six of Crows a while ago, because I liked the premise of the rag-tag band of outcasts working together and I have to say that the read is as pleasant as I had hoped for and even more engaging than I had expected.
There is a nice balance between foreshadowing and ominous hints and the eventual reveal.
I really enjoy the characters and the worldbuilding.

JillsBookshelf This is one of my favorites! I recently finished the show and I really want to reread it soon. ❤️ 8mo
LazyOwl I enjoyed this much more than the Shadow and Bone series. This was such a fun book. 8mo
Katerina @LazyOwl I remember reading a blurb about Shadow and Bone and it didn't really appeal to me. I don't think I'll read it. I've already ordered Crooked Kingdom, though 😃 I heard something about a third book in the Crows series and if Crooked Kingdom is anything like Six of Crows, it'll go on my TBR straight away. 8mo
Katerina @JillsBookshelf I haven't read Shadow and Bones and probably won't, but I'm looking forward to watching the series. 8mo
JillsBookshelf It‘s much better than I expected to be and the parts with the Crows are my favorite. I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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It's a bank holiday where I live, so this is what I've been doing more or less all day today and it has been glorious, after a few weeks of successive interpreting and translation assignments.
30 pages left and then it's straight on to The Path of Daggers.
My reading slump seems to be receding, thank the Light.

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No Title | None
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉Happy, healthy, book-filled 2021, dear Littens.

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Time to catch up on Black Magic. If someone is looking for a witchy read for ghost season, then I recommend this series!
The art is stunning and the use of sepia tones and bursts of colour inspired.
The story is multilayered as well and keeps you wondering when and how it will all come (or maybe crash?) together.

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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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Finally 😃 I was thunderstruck, when the bookshop told me that my pre-order hadn't gone through and that it would take about 9 days to order it now.
I hate doing it, but I ended up ordering at Amazon and now I can dive in 🥰

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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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Tuesday is the day :D

RachelAmphlett Yassss! My copy‘s on order! 1y
Traci1 I'm first in line at the library for this one, but I think I might just have to use an audible credit anyway. I love these on audio. 1y
Katerina @RachelAmphlett Mine too 😃 I'll be scraping on the bookshop's door Tuesday morning 😁 1y
Katerina @Traci1 I haven't heard any of the audiobooks yet. I might, when the series is complete. I think we have 5 books left? But I liked Marsters in the Big Finish Torchwood series. 1y
Traci1 @Katerina he does a good job...after about book 4 or 5. The first ones were done by a different company, and they didn't edit out odd noises. Marsters apparently has a very wet way of speaking. There were lots of awful slurpy sounds that were super annoying in those first books. After that, they're great. 1y
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It's my Litsyversary 😊
My aim for the coming year is to become more active here and get to know more fellow Kittens.

Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📖🙌🏽📚 1y
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I'm a bit late to the party, but better late than never. My 2020 reading slump is still an issue, but I hope I can get out of it as the weather cools and the cozy season starts 😊
Thank you @Andrew65 for organising this.

I'll set my goal at 3, one of them an audiobook.

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, hope this helps with the reading slump. 😊👍 1y
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I finally got the 3 last issues I was missing, so here is to a re-read/first read of this awesome series.

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I was hoping for a new Generation X (the run from the 90's) and until now things are looking good 😃
It's just 2 issues in, but I have high hopes. There is some very promising foreshadowing and Young's art is a perfect match (Bachalo would have been my dream choice, but we can't have everything. #comics #marvel

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I really liked this short but sweet series. It doesn't pretend to have all the answers and just tells the story of people trying to find their place in life.
And the have a squid pillow 🤩

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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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Less than a month :D

RachelAmphlett Cannot WAIT! I‘ve got this on pre-order 1y
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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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I still believe it would have been fine as one great longer book instead of one story in two instalments.

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So true! I once read a short article by a guy, who calculated how many books he would still be able to read in his lifetime (I think he was in his 40ies) and it was a shockingly low number 😅. Then considering all the rereads I like to do.... Better not think about it and just keep on reading :P

keys_on_fire On Goodreads there is a group that is trying to read a million pages in a lifetime. Now, I can‘t remember how many times I reread certain books as a kid, but I am only in the 250,000 pages range. Still, it‘s fun to track! 1y
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The time for this book has finally come 😊 I've had it for quite some time, but I guess I was saving it? Who knows how a reader's mind works 😀

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Untitled | Unknown
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For the fantasy crowd :D It will be available on youtube for some time after the panel's “premiere“.

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

Calling All Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek at New Books from Tor Publishing

Join the book lovers from the Tor team as they share a sneak peek at new and upcoming SFF, and updates from fan-favorite authors.

https://comiccon2020.sched.com/event/0a2b2f443d852818cf77eca8ebd32c42

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Battle Ground | Jim Butcher
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I promise I won't be posting these every day for 66 days 😂 At least not until we have reached a lower number ;-)

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Before the Coffee Gets Cold | Toshikazu Kawaguchi
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But what if the coffee already is cold? A small cafe in Tokyo lets you travel back in time, but you have to come back before the coffee you were served gets cold.
Starting it now 😊

heikemarie This is a cute premise! 1y
Katerina @heikemarie It is a bit theatre-like, since it is all set in that one little cafe, but I really like it so far. It's written in episodes, but with a connecting thread. 1y
heikemarie @Katerina I can get behind something in scenes when I‘m in a certain mood! I‘ll look forward to your final review. 😊 1y
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It's a bit kitschy, maybe, but it made me go “aaw“ and I think we have all felt that way on occasion :-)

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Peace Talks | Jim Butcher
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6 years we have been waiting for this!
All I can say now is: Do not disturb!! 😁

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Transmetropolitan #1 | Warren Ellis

https://www.somanyofus.com/

Appalling, predatory behaviour by Warren Ellis! I will not be reading his work any longer!

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jul/13/women-speak-out-about-warren-ellis...

#comics #comicbooks

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Peace Talks | Jim Butcher
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Us Dresden Files fans have been waiting for this book for 6 whole years!! And now we are getting 2 new books in one year!! 🎉🎉🎉
I have been so excited and am dying to get my hands in it!
This book has to break my reading slump 🙏

RachelAmphlett Mine‘s ordered! 2y
Katerina @RachelAmphlett Mine too! I hope I really do get it on Tuesday. 2y
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Pandemic, social distancing, lockdown, tons of time to stay home and read. A book worms dream, right? Well, not for me. I've been in a complete reading slump since this whole mess started. I have books I've been dying to read and have even bought new ones, but lack the drive to actually pick them up. Audio books and podcasts, yes. Books, no. I don't know why. I hope the new Dresden Files book, which has been 6 years the making, changes things.

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The Yearbook | Peter Lerangis
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My first purchase for 2020. I think the year is off to a good start 😄

Deifio I have this! I already listened to Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park! Enjoy your new book! 🤩 2y
Katerina @Deifio The participation of David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch did it for me ;) I can't wait to start listening. 2y
Deifio That's why I bought it too! 😅 If you like Cumberbatch and his voice then you should check out Cabin Pressure its a comedy radio series. It's so funny 2y
Katerina @Deifio Ah, thanks :D I'll look for it.

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Stardust. Neil Gaiman | Neil Gaiman
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Deifio That's so sweet! ❤️ Have a great 2020! 2y
Katerina @Deifio You too! :D 🌟 🎉
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Happy New Year, dear fellow littens! I'll try and be more active here in 2020. May this year bring us all health and peace. 😊

AnneCecilie Happy new year 2y
Katerina @AnneCecilie To you as well :) 2y
Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 2y
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I have a cold and a cough, so I'm already in bed at 10 pm and indulging in some Bridgerton romance.

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I just popped into the train station's bookshop for 10 minutes trying to kill some time...
In my defence, I was unsupervised 😉

Deifio 😂 2y
readordierachel Some good ones, there! 👍🏼 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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A science crew who finance their scientific mission into outer space by shooting and streaming an adult movie with each new species they encounter? That sounds so delightfully absurd that I just had to give it a try. The first issue did not disappoint, funny with a nice dose of space adventure.

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It is done. This series kept me company for 5 years. And the last arch really turned up the volume one more notch. #comics

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I have work to do, but this book is keeping me hostage!!! 😂
Becky Chambers delivers again. I want to know everything about every single character in this book. I never want to leave them and I want to read about them for ever.

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The Complete Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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https://nerdist.com/article/wheel-of-time-series-cast-amazon/

And some previous casting news about the Wheel of Time. I think that Mat and Nynaeve look just perfect :)
Rand looks a bit boyish, but maybe it's just the picture.

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The Complete Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/09/04/the-wheel-of-time-daniel-henney-joins-am...

Lan has been cast. I'm happy with the choice. They just need to “roughen him up“ a bit, but I'm sure make-up and wardrobe has already thought of that ;-)

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Athens airport (Greece) now has books on every table at the gates. Not a bad idea 😀

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A spontaneous airport buy, but it's Becky Chambers writing a space story, so how bad can it be, right? 😀

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Back to the Wheel of Time after a break of about 8 months. I hope I haven't forgotten any serious details 😅

#wheeloftime #buddyreadWOT

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