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KtheBookwyrm

KtheBookwyrm

Joined May 2016

Kbevinsdesign@gmail.com • www.goodreads.com/kthebookwyrm • www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnznUQr9GwuWkN9k6TPmbg
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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Book mail! Finally have my own copy. I‘ll be doing a reread of the first 2 books early next year before starting this. It‘s been way too long since I‘ve read them

Owlizabeth Sooooo gooooood. I‘m craving a Stormlight Archive reread, but don‘t really have the time. Maybe I should sleep less...? 2mo
KtheBookwyrm @Owlizabeth I‘ve been doing that lately and I don‘t know if it‘s worth it. So...tired. 2mo
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This book was so so good. I had to get used to the format—it‘s told predominantly through diary entries—but honestly I forgot about it most of the time. Most books written through letters, newspaper articles, etc. aren‘t enjoyable for me, but she wrote the letters in such a way that they read like a narrative. Love this continuation of the story and am so glad it lived up to my expectations.

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This was another quick, fun read. I‘m really enjoying this series.

SW-T Enjoyable series. Have you tried the Peter Grant series by Aaronovitch? 2mo
KtheBookwyrm @SW-T i think I‘ve seen the cover but never read it or even knew what it was about. I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks 2mo
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Finally got my videos up this week. Had to film them multiple times because my camera kept not being in focus. But I got all of them up, including my way-too-long Dark Age review.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnznUQr9GwuWkN9k6TPmbg

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Promise of Blood | Brian McClellan
Bailedbailed

Out of the small handful of women mentioned in the first 100 pages, 2 fainted at the sight of a guillotine, one is repeatedly referred to as “the savage” to her face, and another is unable to act logically or be a productive member of a team because “I‘m way better than you idiot, I don‘t even need your help!” despite clearly not having a handle on the situation. Ugh. I expect better.

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Promise of Blood | Brian McClellan
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Started this a couple days ago and I‘m on the fence about it. The story seems interesting enough I suppose but the treatment of women is really starting to grate on my nerves. Nearly 100 pages in at this point and thinking I‘ll need to investigate whether this continues throughout the book.

Grrlbrarian No spoilers generally, but: IMHO it does. That bothered me also 2mo
KtheBookwyrm @Grrlbrarian ya, I officially DNF‘d. I found it a little disturbing though that there were so many 4 and 5 star reviews gushing about how great the characters were. I was only able to find 2 reviews on the first page of the goodreads page for this book that were negative, both because of the treatment of women. 2mo
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The Killing Moon | N. K. Jemisin
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This took a little bit to get into but I ended up really enjoying it. I‘m looking forward to reading the other half of this duology

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This book was so good. I wish I would have remembered to reread the previous 4 books in the series first, but despite that oversight I still loved this book. Can‘t wait for my red rising reread.

Full review will be up on channel tomorrow. Look me up: KtheBookwyrm

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It‘s official, I‘m a BookTuber. I‘ve got 3 videos up so far and plan on doing 3 a week. Reviews, tag videos, readathons, book stuff! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwnznUQr9GwuWkN9k6TPmbg

AkashaVampie Subscribed 2mo
KtheBookwyrm @AkashaVampie thank you so much! 2mo
AkashaVampie @KtheBookwyrm u are so welcome. I will try to get to watching them this weekend when I have some down time. 2mo
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KtheBookwyrm @AkashaVampie awesome! I hope you enjoy them. I‘ll be putting up a couple reviews next week and probably another tag video. 2mo
AkashaVampie @KtheBookwyrm great! If I dont forget, I'll hit the notification bell so that it will let me know when u upload. 2mo
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You guys! Pierce Brown liked my tweet!

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This thing is massive—nearly 800 pages. I‘ve got the highest of hopes for this.

rather_be_reading your ring 😍 3mo
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The Killing Moon | N. K. Jemisin
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I had a really hard time getting into this at first. It took me days just to get through 100 pages. I read a stack of graphic novels rather than pick this up. Not sure what changed, maybe just my mood, because now I‘m engrossed, I‘ve read over 100 pages this morning and fully intend to finish this book today. Assuming this book is as good as I think it is, N.K. Jemisin will have definitely moved to my favorite authors list.

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Jackaby | William Ritter
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This was a quick fun read. An obvious riff on Sherlock Holmes with a huge dollop of fae mixed in. Also, Jackaby reminded me a lot of Newt Scamander so that was also quite fun.

Crewgurl I ❤️ this series. 3mo
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David Mogo, Godhunter | Suyi Davies Okungbowa
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As I usually do when I‘m on the fence about a book, I checked the goodreads reviews. Unfortunately, the info-dump inner monologue narration, which was a large part of what I found off-putting, is a key feature throughout the entire book. I‘ve got a huge stack of books to get to so I‘m not wasting any more time pushing through this. I love the cover but not what‘s between the them.

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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So I did a thing. I work as a designer at our regional newspaper and they took me up on my offer to write a monthly book review column!

vivastory Congratulations, that's great!! 🎉📚👏 3mo
ju.ca.no How awesome! 3mo
Megabooks 😎😎😎 3mo
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Johanna414 How fun! 3mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3mo
KtheBookwyrm Thanks everybody! ☺️ 3mo
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David Mogo, Godhunter | Suyi Davies Okungbowa
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Another book I‘m on the fence about. 60 pages in and I‘m still not hooked. The cover is absolutely breathtaking though.

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Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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Unfortunately, I just can‘t get into this book. I love Mac Gladstone‘s Craft Sequence and so had very high hopes for this, but I just wasn‘t sucked in by the story. I may try to read it again later, but for now it‘s adios.

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HOLY SISTER. | MARK. LAWRENCE
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This trilogy was so good! The third book wasn‘t quite as good, but still a 4 star. The first 2 were 5 stars for sure.

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Empress of Forever | Max Gladstone
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This was one of my highly anticipated reads of the year because I love Max Gladstone‘s Craft Sequence. However, I‘ve been reading it since Monday and have barely gotten past the 100 page mark. I haven‘t felt inspired to pick it up and I don‘t know why. So I‘m going to set it aside for the moment and try something else.

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Love love love. Immediately put the next book on hold, even though my TBR this month is already out of control

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After a prolonged absence, I bring you an update! Extremely excited about this book. I love assassins, although I‘ve yet to find an assassin book that I really like. Wish me luck!

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Come Tumbling Down | Seanan McGuire
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Yessssss. January 2020 y‘all!

Centique This is so exciting - I love this series so much! 4mo
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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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This was so good! An industrial fantasy with a cool, mysterious magic system. I didn‘t realize the next book doesn‘t come out for a good long while so now I‘m bummed out. 2020 can‘t get here fast enough.

shanaqui Oh man. I had it as an ARC so I have been waiting even longer. 2020?! Gaaah. 4mo
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
Bailedbailed

Unfortunately, I got about halfway through this and figured out it just wasn‘t for me. Too much nonsense, not enough story.

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Lightning in the Blood | Marie Brennan
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It‘s a shame Marie Brennan didn‘t continue on with these novellas, because the first 2 were very good and left interesting questions unanswered.

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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What is it about calling a woman a whore just as a basic insult? She‘s literally a perfect stranger, and the go-to insult is to call her a whore. This is just the latest example I‘ve come across, but it‘s in books and on tv and I‘m sure happens in actual real life all the time. And it‘s usually men slinging it around. Just an irritating bit of observation from a woman who doesn‘t view having multiple sexual partners as anything to be ashamed of.

Centique Absolutely agree! 4mo
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Lightning in the Blood | Marie Brennan
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Absolutely adore this cover. I‘m about halfway through this and it‘s really good. I wish there were more of these, but I don‘t think there are plans for any. Bummer.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Cue the disappointment. This graphic novel has nothing of what I loved from the show. Everything here, from the characters to the plot, felt shallow and bland, particularly in comparison with the show. And I‘m sorry, but Harvey is a football jock? Ugh.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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So I binge-watched both seasons of Sabrina on Netflix and absolutely can‘t wait for the next season. Not one library in the entire system of connected libraries in my state has a physical copy of this, so I‘m making-do with the ebook format, not my favorite, especially for graphic novels. Hoping it‘s amazing, as I‘d like to add to my graphic novel collection. Plus, more Sabrina is never a bad thing.

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Now here‘s a book I can binge read! A thief, cool magic, multiple perspectives. Nearly 100 pages in and loving it

Lucy_Anywhere I enjoyed this book so much! Have you read his Divine Cities trilogy? I loved them! 5mo
KtheBookwyrm No, although I‘ve seen them around. I mistakenly thought they were YA fantasy, which I have a general aversion to, but if I enjoy this as much as I think I will, I‘ll definitely be giving his other series a try. 5mo
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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The shortest of my library books, I‘m going to see how this one goes. It sounds absolutely outrageous and fun.

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The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells
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Unfortunately, I can‘t get into this book at all. For such a short novel, it‘s taken me since Monday to get through just over 100 pages. And that‘s not even halfway through the book. I have a giant stack of books begging to be read and I don‘t feel like trying to slog through to the end. It‘s very disappointing because this series sounded promising.

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I finished both Rogue Protocol and Exit Strategy over the long weekend. Bother we‘re wonderful. I can‘t get enough of the media-loving, socially awakened and uncomfortable Murderbot. I can‘t wait for the full-length move to come out!

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Ordered a pin off Etsy from RatherKeen and it arrived today! Look at all the amazing ness. I got my gorgeous bookwyrm pin and then a mini-print, a candy, and a little thank you note. And the packaging was spot on.

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Got one of the book sleeves I ordered in the mail today! Isn‘t it beautiful?!

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The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells
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It‘s a Martha wells reading weekend! Hoping to get through these today and tomorrow so I can start on that huge library stack

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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The library in the neighboring town has such a great selection. Couldn‘t resist browsing after returning the massive stack I got from there last time.

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Mastiff | Tamora Pierce
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Finished up Bloodhound and read Mastiff this week, finally finishing the trilogy. It really was quite good. I skimmed through/skipped the little romantic bits because I found it annoying and distracting from the actual story, but the ending to that last book. Wow. It probably shouldn‘t have, but it took me by surprise. Can‘t wait to read the rest of the Tortall books.

iread2much 😄😄 they are SO good! 5mo
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My tiny is having a Harry Potter themed birthday party tomorrow, so I made sorting cupcakes. This is pre-final frosting. They‘ll take a bite and find out what house they‘re sorted into!

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Persepolis Rising | James S. A. Corey
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Book mail is the best mail! Filling up my shelves with more great books!

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Finally getting back to this trilogy. Nearly 100 pages in and happy to be back in this world.

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I was blown away by this short story collection. On the one hand, I had high hopes because it‘s N.K. Jemisin. On the other, I don‘t usually enjoy short stories and typically have a hard time getting through large collections of them. So many of these stories I would be more than happy to read a full length novel or series about.

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The last book from my unplanned library mega-haul. I‘ve read 2 of Jemisin‘s trilogies and loved them but I typically have a hard time getting into short story collections and anthologies, so we‘ll see how this goes.

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Cold-Forged Flame | Marie Brennan
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In my quest to read everything Marie Brennan has written, I requested this 100-page novella from the library. Despite being so short, I really enjoyed the story it told, an introduction to what seems like a very interesting world. Unfortunately, I think there‘s only 1 other novella in the series.

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Two 5-star books followed by 2 DNFs. Both of these were DNF‘d for different reasons. City because I just couldn‘t be bothered. The characters, the world, the conflict, none of it was engaging. Leopard because after 20 pages I couldn‘t take his writing style anymore. I checked out some reviews on goodreads and got the impression that what I was hating wouldn‘t get better, in fact it would get worse, so I bailed.

ReadingEnvy I'm thinking of bailing on the Anders and should have bailed on the James so this is helpful thank you. 5mo
KtheBookwyrm No problem. I was disappointed by both, especially considering all the hype. 5mo
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The Kingdom of Copper | S. A. Chakraborty
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So good. Genuinely upset that I‘ll have to wait for the conclusion to this trilogy. I‘m not sure how I missed the release of City of Brass but I‘m eternally grateful to whoever had this book in their most anticipated 2019 released video.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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Another great wayward children story. Like all of them, bittersweet, this one especially because we know how Lundy‘s story ends.

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The Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would, since I don‘t usually go in for YA. It had some of the problems and annoyances I usually find in YA books, but I will most likely continue with the series and see how things go.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Wow! Reading along, I was all “this is a solid 4 star read” I get to the last couple hundred pages and here I am 2 hours past when I usually fall asleep, having just finished a great 5 star book. I have a ridiculous stack of books from the library and I‘m sorely tempted to jump straight into kingdom of copper right now. Alas, sleep and responsibilities.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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I wanted to get a good start on this before I officially committed to reading it. Nearly 100 pages in and I‘m ready to say I am definitely planning on finishing this, barring some bizarre turn-around that ruins the story. Very interesting word building so far, especially since I‘m unfamiliar with the folklore/mythology/culture that is the inspiration behind this story.

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