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Kryckett

Kryckett

Joined October 2016

She said nothing. Very sarcastically.
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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K. S. Villoso
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The Andromeda Strain … but … wetter.

FelinesAndFelonies I have this one on my shelf and I want to read it so bad. Thanks for reminding me! 3mo
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Catherine House: A Novel | Elisabeth Thomas
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Mehso-so

I don‘t … I can‘t … what?!

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The Angel of the Crows | KATHERINE. ADDISON
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Pickpick

I saw a lot of reviews hating on this one, but I thought it was delightful. To be fair, I am a sucker for a Sherlock Holmes adaptation.

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I am inexplicably, mildly obsessed with this series. A solid third installment.

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The Decagon House Murders | Yukito Ayatsuji
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Bailedbailed

The premise just could not overcome the writing. The dialogue is … rough. Not sure if that is a product of the translation. I might swing back around and try to power through eventually.

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The Angel of the Crows | KATHERINE. ADDISON
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This is the current dog walking listen, and it keeps making me smile. High hopes for the remaining 88 percent!

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The Unbroken | C. L. Clark
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Pickpick

I have not stopped thinking about this book since I started reading it …

Lucy_Anywhere I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this one! 7mo
Kryckett @Lucy_Anywhere For better and worse, it completely sucks you in! 7mo
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Archivist Wasp: a novel | Nicole Kornher-Stace
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Pickpick

So, that was strange and delightful!

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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Panpan

I think I just hated the structure ... the way the plot unfolded. It almost made the story pointless. If it hadn‘t been an audiobook, I probably would have bailed.

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The Cybernetic Tea Shop | Meredith Katz
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At least I put yesterday‘s overwhelming sense of existential dread to productive use ...

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Mehso-so

Between a so-so and a pick. I enjoyed it enough to plow through it ... but the plot just moved SO fast, it all felt rushed. It was all too quick to even be truly suspenseful ... too much reveal too early on. That said, I did enjoy all three of the girls, and who doesn‘t love it when the angry misogynists lose?

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The Luminous Dead: A Novel | Caitlin Starling
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Pickpick

5 hours and 38 minutes later ...

That was super intense and I loved it. I wish it had decided what type of horror story it wanted to be: a ghost story or a monster story. Other than that ... it was solid.

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That ... was lovely.

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Finished this yesterday, but took a beat to process. I wanted to LOVE this ... but I don‘t think I did? I loved aspects of it. Like the feeling of utter disorientation you as the reader share with Mahit. And the banter. And the glimpses of the world-building we did get. It could have been so epic, but, for me, it felt a little rushed and unfinished/under-developed. That said, still a pick.

Nute Your review still makes this book sound intriguing to me. 1y
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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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Pickpick

Not sure why I dug this so much. There is court intrigue and political machinations, but it is a really quiet story, if that makes sense. Or maybe that was all down to the narration. Either way ... it got me through many hours of quarantine dog walks and yard work. A solid pick.

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Huzzah for sunshine and Sundays 😎

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A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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Don‘t mind Sadie ... she is just going to stand guard in front of the reading chair.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Pickpick

Semi-annual re-read complete. I always walk away with something new to contemplate ... good or bad. But I never don‘t love the blatant girl-power on the last page.

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Jagannath: Stories | Karin Tidbeck
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Okay, well, that was a trip. These stories are beautiful, and bizarre ... and kind of a 🤯 I can‘t really describe them. But I finished them all in one sitting, so I guess that says something.

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The Light Brigade | Kameron Hurley
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Pickpick

I have many feelings about this book. Not least of which is anger at the last five minutes!! Still a pick, though. 💡💡💡💡

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The Raven Tower | Ann Leckie
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Pickpick

I wasn‘t expecting the nod to Hamlet, but I think it worked. I really liked the non-traditional POV, but I am not sold by the narrator‘s endgame. Still a pick, though. Worth the read.

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The Light Brigade | Kameron Hurley
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The comparisons to Starship Troopers are spot on. This is scratching the same itch, and I dig it. Here‘s hoping it is above freezing out tomorrow so I get some listening time while the dog takes me for a walk!

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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Pickpick

The first time I read this was probably 10 years ago. I can‘t say it was a disappointing re-read, because I devoured it the second time around. But I have complicated feelings about this book. I don‘t think I appreciated on the first read how many plot points feel unearned ... I blame the unreliable narrator. But who doesn‘t love 500+ pages of narcissism and sociopathy?

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Pickpick

This. Was. Great. Some world-building gaps I hope get filled in by the next book in the series. But a super entertaining story. Great characters. Great narrator on the audiobook.

EliNeedsMoreShelves I NEEEEED book two. Like, yesterday. 2y
Kryckett @EliNeedsMoreShelves I wholeheartedly concur! 2y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Just about halfway through. I could not possibly be loving this more!

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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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Coffee and some creepiness in the sunshine while the applesauce cooks.

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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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Pickpick

I loved this. Not perfect, for sure. But the world-building was great. A slow burn, focused mostly on the development of the two main characters and their relationship to each other. I can only hope the underlying threat is a main plot point in the second book. Also enjoyed the narrative via correspondence for most of the book. A solid pick.

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Vita Nostra | Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko
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This has been my dog-walking accompaniment for the past few days. Definitely a whiskey-tango-foxtrot kind of vibe ... but in the best possible way!

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Suicide Club: A Novel | Rachel Heng
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Lunch Break.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Made it into Hour 12, with some help from entirely too much coffee!

This book has been unputdownable. Nevertheless, time to take a break from print and switch back to Raven Stratagem for some #audiocooking.

#24in48

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Raven Stratagem | Yoon Ha Lee
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Sadie and I are multi-tasking this morning. It actually hit 40 degrees outside, so we crushed a walk and got started on a new audio book. This is such a great series so far.

#LitsyWalkers
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DarcysMom Good walk! 3y
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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Late start to #24in48 because ... life.

But I did some #audiocleaning and finished Rosewater. Which was great. Loved that it is set in Nigeria. The protagonist is ... complicated, which can sometimes be code for annoying, but not in this case. And the narrator was excellent. A strong pick. Very much looking forward to the second book of the trilogy.

mommyincolor Dont feel bad, I barely broke 4 hours of reading and I started this morning. Good luck! 3y
Kaye 🌟 3y
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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#LitsyWalkers

Managed a decent walk with the puppy last night. We got rained on, but made it home before the legit monsooning (totally a real word) started. Bracing for the 50 mph winds expected this afternoon.

Stay safe everyone!

Kaye Good job ! 3y
DarcysMom Glad you got your walk before the weather came in. 3y
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The Poky Little Puppy | Janette Sebring Lowrey
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We just took our morning walk in the first dusting of the year. Sadie found a stick, which she carried home and will now break into teeny, tiny pieces. I made some headway on the excellent Rosewater. #LitsyWalkers

Kaye Great job on your morning walk ! 3y
Bklover ❤️Sadie!!! 3y
4thhouseontheleft Sadie is a cutie! 3y
DarcysMom Sadie looks like a fabulous walking partner! 🐶💜 3y
BookBabe 🙌🏻 3y
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Gnomon: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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My snuggle buddy seconds as a book stand.

We are catching a few hours of quiet time before the holiday insanity begins.

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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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I have been listening on my commute to/from work. The narrator is great, and I am completely hooked.

Purrsistently Already on my tbr, glad to know the audio is great too! 3y
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Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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It has been a slow reading year for me. Happy to hit the goal, with time to spare. Now I can feel like an over-achiever for the next 23 days!

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Marrow Island | Alexis M. Smith
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Mehso-so

A quick and beautiful read ... despite the crazy mushroom eco-cult. My big quibble is how unfinished it felt.

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You have gotten old when ... double-fisting means a book in each hand rather than a beer in each hand.

My night in with @SerialReader

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Bloodchild and Other Stories | Octavia E. Butler
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I am definitely reading case law right now. Under no circumstances would I be reading short stories on my Kindle app during working hours ... 😶

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Everfair | Nisi Shawl
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This has been waiting impatiently on my shelf. Finally starting it. I read King Leopold‘s Ghost years ago, when I was traveling in the area. Very much looking forward to this.

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Done! This was really enjoyable ... excepting the limited but predictable violence against women. I do wish more of the story was dedicated to getting to know the three main characters better, but the ending certainly leaves things open for future stories.

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Chilly outside. A sleepy reading companion inside. And a print book that (finally!) grabbed my attention after an embarrassingly long stretch of bailed-on titles.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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Tried this in print years ago, and could not get into it. Giving it a second go on audiobook.

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I have not been able to get into the last three books I started, and ended up putting them back on the TBR pile. Here‘s hoping this old favorite yanks me out of my slump!

Nute Sometimes a revisit with a favorite book or favorites author or switching mediums (listening to an audiobook instead of reading a book) are the only remedies. Be patient with yourself...it will pass.💜 3y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Mehso-so

It was pretty good. The middle got a bit too YA for my tastes. The first twist at the end was well done. The final twist was ... meh. Glad I did it as an audiobook.

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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A late start ... but walking the dog and mowing the lawn got me through my first three hours.

#24in48

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The Rig | Roger Levy
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Pickpick

I flew through this. It was such a pleasant surprise. Told from multiple POV, which, given its length, was pretty essential for me. It is a small, familiar story at its core, but told on a grand and unique scale. I thought this was going to get me some of the way through #24in48, but now I can get started on a few other TBRs.

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City Of Illusions | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Finished this on the morning walk with the puppy today. One of my favorite authors, read by a great narrator. Certainly not the most compelling or interesting of LeGuin‘s work, but it is always enjoyable to spend some time in one of her worlds.

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I am a bit of a Sherlock Holmes junkie. I streamed this on audible. It was really satisfying. The voices of Holmes and Watson ring true, and it was an entertaining take on the Ripper murders.
🔍🔍🔍🔍

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