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Leniverse

Joined October 2016

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Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
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Cauldron of Ghosts | David Weber, Eric Flint
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Now that I have slept like the dead for several hours, here is my #24in48 summary. I completed the pictured books and got a few chapters into the tagged book. I didn't reach 24 hours this time, which annoys me a bit, but today is a new day of summer holiday and I can keep reading. Yeet! (As my kids say.)

@24in48

Megabooks Great job! 🥳🥳📚📚 1d
Oryx Impressive! 1d
Mollyanna Nicely done! 🎉🎉🎉 1d
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Stacy_31 My kids say “Yeet” as well. 😂😂 1d
Librarybelle Great job! 1d
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!🎉 1d
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I'm at 19 hours now, and so can technically reach #24in48 if I read non-stop until the end of the readathon - which is 5 am for me. This is a doubtful scenario, but I'll at least read some Sandman and contemplate starting another book. It's only just midnight.

@24in48

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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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It's a pick. It feels like a guilty pleasure, sugar and spice and everything nice and full of empty calories. It went down a treat.

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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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Excited about this book! But also a bit apprehensive as it is posed to pit a 16 year old in a love triangle/competition with two immortals, one of which is a psycho who kills with a kiss and the other a compulsive liar who could teach Machiavelli a thing or two about manipulation. I sort of hope they go off with eachother and leave her to grow up in peace. (Yeah, I'm not really in the YA target audience 🤣)
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julesG 😂😂😂 2d
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Wise Children: A Novel | Angela Carter
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Madcap, unbelievable, larger that life, shocking, crude, sophisticated, yet down to earth. This book contains multitudes in just 232 wildly tangential pages. And I think it must be the ultimate book of sisterhood.

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I didn't manage as many hours as I'd hoped today, but I might still get to #24in48. I just need to close my eyes for an hour or eight. 😆

9h30 min of reading. 2 1/2 hours spent on Pokémon Adventures (lap 3 and 4), and seven on Angela Carter's Wise Children.

Happy continued reading for those of you who are awake. I'll be back in the morning. 💤

xxjenadanxx You‘re doing great! 3d
parttimedomestic 🎉 awesome job so far! 3d
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The Earthsea Quartet | Ursula K. Le Guin
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#24in48 Hour 6 challenge
I love #SFF
The tagged book is a much read favourite posed with my SFF TBR for the readathon.

@24in48

chaoticgoodhufflepuff I love Earthsea! 3d
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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I have my #24in48 #TBR ready in the sofa corner. 😃
I‘ve gone with tried and tested authors (can you tell I like SFF? 😂), and because it‘s both a #readathon and the start of the summer holiday I wanted nothing taxing or sad, or likely to give me a book hangover.
Super excited to get started tomorrow morning, and only regret that there‘s no way I‘ll be able to read them all in one weekend.😅

Cathythoughts Good luck in the #readathon 🎉🎉 4d
Born.A.Reader That's a very smart idea -not wanting anything sad or heavy. I need to redo my stack now! 4d
Leniverse @Born.A.Reader Or at least have a pick-me-up or comfort read on standby! 4d
Leniverse @Cathythoughts Thank you! 😀 4d
UwannaPublishme Great strategy to read happy books! 👍🏻 4d
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The high school awards trophies to their word millionaires. My daughter‘s form also read the most in total, with over 16 million words this school year. (She contributed 2.6 million.) 💪📚🥳

julesG 👏👏👏👏 Congratulations to her! Way to go! 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎊📚 5d
MrBook Wow!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5d
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The Book Lover | Maryann McFadden
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Some end of year items my youngest got from his teacher. They had an award ceremony where all the kids got a diploma based on a distinguishing trait. He was really chuffed to get "Book Lover - for being so enthusiastic about reading".
The bookmark with the lovely poem is personalised with an acrostic of his name on the back, which he announced made it UNIQUE and his very special bookmark to use and keep forever. ?

Leniverse #RaisingReaders and a shout-out to the wonderful #TeatchersOfLitsy 5d
julesG Congratulations to him! 👏👏👏👏 5d
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Wise Children: A Novel | Angela Carter
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About to start my pinkest book. 😲😆
One kid is on a school trip coming back late, and the other is going home with a friend after school. So I have some extra time and decided to treat myself to an iced latte (which became a whole lunch deal 🤣).
#Reading1001

Balibee146 I loved this book... Hope you enjoy it! 6d
brit91 Looks yummy!!😍📚 6d
Leniverse @Balibee146 I love what I've read of her short stories, but I haven't read any of her novels before. It has a strong opening, so so far so good! 6d
Balibee146 @Leniverse 👍 one of the review articles I read mentioned how advanced her illness was when she was writing it and she still managed to inject it with such energy and a sparkly surface style. So many layers to this novel ❤️❤️ 6d
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I posted my kid's Book Bingo Blackout a while ago. His teacher gave him this diploma and a £10 National Book Token card!
We don't have a proper bookstore in town, just a W.H.Smith. But we are going to London in a couple of weeks. So help me out, Kittens: Where's the best store to shop for children's books in London? 😃

TrishB Foyles is great for any books - lower ground floor is kids/YA. 2w
RachelO How wonderful! 2w
julesG 👏👏👏 I second Foyles. Spent about 2 hours with my kids on the lower ground floor. Also, Waterstones on Piccadilly has a good children's section - and a wizard doodle by Chris Riddell on one pillar. 😉 2w
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Leniverse Excellent! Thank you, @TrishB @julesG 2w
Birdsong28 Just check out where you can spend it first as some bookshops don't accept them 📚📖 2w
Leniverse @Birdsong28 Good point! Just checked. Looks like it can be used at both Foyles and Waterstones. 2w
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Horrific. Poetic. Thought provoking. Strange. Oddly beautiful. Possibly not everyone's cup of tea.

EliNeedsMoreShelves Agree. I found this novel fascinating, but have a hard time recommending it to other readers. 2w
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The Double | George P. Pelecanos
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Look at those endorsements! Award winning writer of The Wire, Gold standard character driven crime writing, Gripping. Stephen King himself calls him “perhaps the greatest living crime writer”. Surely not! I saw no sign of any of this. Except that I fully believe that the author is used to writing for TV. It‘s like someone took a B-movie script and added internal monologue. Every scene we are told what everybody‘s wearing and other visuals.
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Leniverse I didn‘t find this book “gripping” at all, and the characters were completely forgettable. And the main character was just annoying. Only reason I didn‘t bail was that I really needed a book set in Washington D.C for a reading challenge. 2w
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I'm... just gonna leave this right here. No comment. 🇬🇧

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin | Louis de Bernieres

“The reader should be reminded that it was crusaders and not the Muslims who originally sacked Constantinople, which should have caused perpetual scepticism about the value of noble causes. Apparently it has not, as the human race is incapable of learning anything from history.”

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin | Louis de Bernieres

"The self-anointed superior races, drunk on Darwin and nationalist hyperbole, besotted with eugenics and beguiled by myth, were winding up machines of genocide that soon would be unleashed upon a world already weary to the heart of such infinite foolery and contemptible vainglory."

RamsFan1963 Sadly, that is something that could be in today's newspaper about our current government 1mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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My youngest is feeling very proud to have completed this book bingo that his teacher set the class earlier in the school year. It has taken us a while to find books for some of the categories, (True Story was the hardest one; true stories tend to be so sad and dramatic!) but he thinks he is the first one to have achieved blackout. 💪📚

#RaisingReaders
#BookBingo

julesG Well done, E!!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
TheSpineView Good job! 1mo
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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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Yes, because a man would be better off dead than to have a wife who is intelligent, well read, perceptive, self-assured, and outspoken. 🙄 I hope for the girl's sake that she discovers a preference for women.

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Second Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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I find this series simultaneously interesting and dull. I‘d like to see what happens (although the second book was really predictable), but I also keep wanting to do other things or read something else.
This is the third book and I (fortunately?) don‘t have the rest of the series. Not saying I won‘t ever read the rest, but I don‘t think I‘ll be in a hurry to get hold of them.

twohectobooks Yeah this is the problem with some classic sf! I also found the second book really predictable but thought the third one was better. I overall really love this trilogy for its ideas. I have read one of the other books and it was a very different style from the original trilogy (which makes sense, considering it was written over thirty years later). 1mo
Leniverse @twohectobooks Even with the predictability I preferred the second book to the first. In part because women actually existed in the second book. 😆 And the first one was a bit too disjointed and episodical. I‘m not far enough into this one yet for a verdict, because I keep getting distracted. 😜 1mo
twohectobooks Yep, when I read the first one for the first time I was pretty young and not really paying attention to that sort of thing but even I noticed that there were zero female characters (when I reread it I realized there was ONE). I love Asimov but he sure wasn‘t perfect. Funny how he could envision a future with galactic space travel but not one with women in positions of power. 🙄 1mo
Leniverse @twohectobooks Yes, it is highly visionary and yet so very much a product of the 1950s. I have finished part one of Second Foundation now, and so far it is much less predictable! I'm hooked now, but I still find the writing style sparse and the dialogue stilted. 1mo
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Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell
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Look at these beauties! 😍
Sadly it is high time I return them to the library. If I‘m lucky they‘ll have found book 5 for me. The sixth and final book will be out later this year. Maybe I‘ll just have to buy a full set for our non-existent spare shelf space. 😬😆

julesG Oh, oh, are they any good? I'm looking for more books to add to #MountTBR 😂😂😂 2mo
Leniverse @julesG Yes! Great fun. Both my daughter and I love them. And they've been translated into multiple languages so you might find them in German for your son. They're on the young side of YA. But you want to read them too. They have the best animal sidekick! A thieving, murderous squirrel cat with an attitude. 😁 2mo
julesG Sounds good. I'll check the library. Thanks! 2mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I was practically holding my breath and in an adrenaline rush throughout this whole book. It was uncomfortable but great. What would you do if you were suddenly pulled through time to ante bellum Maryland? How would you survive? How would it change you? Recommended.

Reggie I never would have found this book without Litsy and it‘s one of my new all time favorites. After reading this I felt my high school really let me down in history. 2mo
Leniverse @Reggie This is my first Octavia Butler. She's been on my TBR for a couple of years now, but I can't believe I didn't hear about her until a couple of years ago. I'm a sci-fi reader and it took me almost 40 years to come across her!? Fortunately I am starting to see her mentioned now, so perhaps her books will see a revival. 2mo
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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This is one strange book. Really heavy on the magical realism. Actually, I think the key word is magical and the realism only drops by now and then. I like it!

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I love these covers so much!

Starting book two. Spawn1 is halfway through book three, and we both have to press on because we have to return book four on Friday. 😅

#RaisingReaders

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater

"This exchange was unproductive as Louis the One Handed did not speak very good English, and Pete was from Oklahoma and had only loneliness as his second language."

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I'm so glad I let my youngest child persuade me to start reading Pokémon Adventures. I only started because he was so obsessed so I was going to be a good parent and force myself to take an interest. But these are getting more and more fun! I think I'm now a fan. Of the manga. Still not interested in the games or TV/Film animations.

merelybookish You are a good parent! I'm looking forward to the day when I don't have to know anything about Pokemon! 😆 2mo
Leniverse @merelybookish I could do without the pop quizzes at bedtime: "Mummy, name all the Legendary water Pokémon!" ? On the bright side, if I get confused about who some side character is or when/where they got a particular Pokémon I can just ask and he'll tell me, "You read about that in volume 14! Don't you remember?" ? He's read all the books at least three times. 2mo
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Found the first Jack Reacher book in the library app, and decided to see what the popularity is about. I'm finding it hard to adjust to the narrator. He reads in a drawl, a bit staccato, like a list. With stress on nouns and the final word like it's almost an exclamation. "I was Arrested in Eno's DINER. At 12 o'CLOCK. I was eating EGGS and drinking COFFEE. A late Breakfast, not Lunch. I was wet and Tired after a long Walk in heavy RAIN." ?

UwannaPublishme 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garc-A Mrquez
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How it should have ended: They all die of cholera.
How it should have ended 2: Florentino Ariza gets struck by lightning, is castrated by the parents of América Vicuña, lives to see Fermina Daza reject him a second time, now with pitiless contempt, and THEN he dies of cholera.
The prose is beautiful, the translation stellar, but all the atmospheric and evocative writing in the world can not get me to like this drawn out, rapey, stalker story.

Libby1 Great review. This one has magical realism, right? It‘s my kryptonite, so I‘ve avoided Marquez. 3mo
Leniverse @Libby1 No, there‘s actually no magical realism in this one! I was surprised. There are other reasons to avoid it though. 😝 😆 On the upside, the writing really is lovely and there are some quirky character portraits. 3mo
LibrarianRyan My asst. dir. read this when it first came out. Loved every page. A few years ago she suggested for a library book club that they revisit this titles. For two months she was slamming her self for originally liking this book. She can‘t stand it now. 3mo
BookwormM I hated this as well 3mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garc-A Mrquez
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I only have 36 pages to go. Given the weird romanticising of rape and morbid obsession, I really hope this ends with castration and murder. Or, given the title, an outbreak of cholera that kills all the main characters and several minor ones. Because I have read enough Shakespeare and Greek tragedies to know that is how it is supposed to go.

julesG 😁😁 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I haven‘t read this but 😧 3mo
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It's gone midnight, so technically Monday. I also feel wiped out and ready for shutdown. Didn't make it to #24B4Monday but I'm happy with my effort. Managed to finish off several books, and the end is even neigh for Love in the Age of Cholera. I'm almost ready for May now. 🌻

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid That's the name of the game girl! And I think you did fantastic!!! 👏👏👏 3mo
Andrew65 That‘s a brilliant time, and a great success. Well done! 👏🙌🙌 3mo
Nessavamusic Great job!! 3mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garc-A Mrquez
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No, dude. It is not just a shield for her timidity. You're her ex and she wants you to bugger off out of her life and stop obsessively stalking her.

Seriously, I felt for the guy to begin with but I really hope they don't get together in the end (don't tell me if they do!) Morbid obsession should not be rewarded, nor should it be romanticised.

#24B4Monday

Cathythoughts 😂look forward to your review! I loved it ♥️👍🏻 3mo
Leniverse @Cathythoughts I love the writing, it is beautiful, and the translation doesn't feel like a translation. But the actual contents are not my cup of tea. 3mo
GondorGirl I really wanted to love this book, but... I just couldn't. I'll not give any details, but I'm curious to see what you think. 3mo
Leniverse @GondorGirl Every time I don't think Florentino Ariza can become any more despicable he becomes more despicable. By now I really hope the book ends with him getting struck by lightning or torn limb from limb by a mob of angry women. 3mo
GondorGirl @Leniverse That would be a much better book. 3mo
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White Silence | Jodi Taylor
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Paranormal/Psychological thriller with elements from the horror genre.
The good: Page turner, genuinely had my pulse racing. Genuinely scary where it meant to be. Ends on a change but not on a cliffhanger.
The bad: Excruciatingly slow-witted MC. Foreshadowing so heavy it's practically in technicolour. At least one cardinal sin in plot twist tropes. Does go on a bit with the explanations (see dim MC).

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Reading More, Reading Better | Elfrieda H. Hiebert
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Halfway to #24B4Monday
Fortunately I don't have a lot of plans for tomorrow. Dividing my time between Love in the Time of Cholera (beautiful prose, but the plot isn't my thing) and White Silence (some genuinely tense and scary moments, but the MC is exasperatingly slow witted; to the point where it seems like plot inconsistencies).

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Read, Read, Read! | Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
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Spend approx 4 hours finishing my Miss Marple omnibus, and 1h 42min listening to White Silence by Jodi Taylor (of time travelling historian fame). I might listen to another chapter in bed. Or, at least ten more minutes. 😅

#24B4Monday
@Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Doing well!!! Keep going!!! 3mo
julesG Good stats so far. 3mo
Andrew65 Good total. Well done. 👏 3mo
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"She could hardly admire old Mr Crackenthorpe's taste in art. He seemed to have an unerring instinct for selecting the worst specimen of any period."

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Agatha Christie name-drops herself. 😄

Zelma That is pretty funny. Didn‘t Stephen King to that too, or did he just write himself into some of his books? 3mo
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Miss Marple Omnibus | Agatha Christie
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It‘s all Golden Age mysteries for me this Easter (except on audio where I‘m going Modern Cozy). I‘ve just finished two Lord Peter stories that I hadn‘t read before, and moving on to a 4-in-1 Miss Marple. (I might have read some of them before, or seen the TV-adaptations, I might not. It‘s been years anyway, I‘m sure I won‘t remember squat of who dunnit.) #Påskekrim #EasterMysteries

vivastory I have yet to read any Marple, I've only read stand alone & Poirot. I need to remedy this. 3mo
rretzler Love, love, love Golden Age mysteries. Recently Ive been purchasing out-of-print Anthony Berkeley books when I can find them reasonably priced. I‘ve only read a couple of his and enjoyed them. 3mo
rretzler @vivastory May I recommend Murder at the Vicarage as your first Marple? It‘s one of my favorites. I‘ve been a Christie fan for 45+ years! 3mo
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Leniverse @vivastory Oh, yes you must! Miss Marple is wonderful. I also love the Tommy & Tuppence books (or at least I did when I read them 25-30 years ago 😅) 3mo
Leniverse @rretzler I haven't read any of Berkeley's books. Adding him to the list of books to keep an eye out for. 3mo
vivastory @rretzler Thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely check that out soon! 3mo
SharonGoforth Fun!!! 3mo
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The county libraries changed computer systems, which broke user access to their library catalogue and audiobook app for more than 2 weeks. 😣 Now audiobook access is back, at least, just in time for me to renew and download my reserved books before they expired. 😅 Easter is crime/mystery time for all Norwegians, and I'm ready to clean, cook, and decorate whilst listening to this strange title. 😁

hilded God påske ?? 3mo
Leniverse @hilded Takk, det samme! Er du bypåske eller hyttepåske? 3mo
hilded Dessverre bypåske for første gang på mange år, må jobbe litt så da ble det sånn. Men i dag har det vært sommervær, så det var en deilig bonus:) 3mo
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Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell
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When your child has a towering TBR and is going to spend the Easter break making a good dent in it but gets sidetracked by a pretty cover that turns out to be the first in a long series, and it is so good she tells you to put aside your own, even more towering, TBR and read this series - right now!
#BooknerdProblems #thestruggleisreal #raisingreaders will explode your tbr 🤣

julesG I love it when the kids recommend books to me. It's how I came to read Lockwood and Co. 3mo
BookwormM I love the cover 3mo
eraderneely I would get sidetracked by that cover too! 3mo
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Entertaining lunar heist. Would make a fun action movie. Think I'll use this for the "Written by straight white male" category of the #SFFTBRChallenge since the MC is a Saudi woman who grew up in a Kenyan international town on the Moon, but reads like a sassy androgynous American.

julesG My son liked this a bit more than the Martian. Maybe because of the androgynous voice of the MC? 😶 3mo
Leniverse @julesG I haven't read the Martian yet. I'm doing this backwards. 😆 3mo
julesG Forwards, backwards,... Doesn't matter. 😉 Enjoy the Martian when you get to it. 3mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Books read during the #readathon
The 24hour readathon might be over but my reading weekend isn't. I should be able to read one more over the afternoon and journey back from the #readingretreat

@DeweysReadathon

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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#shelfie
Picture taken from the sedentary position in a comfy chair in the History Room of Gladstone's Library.
#readathon

@DeweysReadathon

LauraBrook Man. That is a hard view to beat. ❤️ 4mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 4mo
Mollyanna Gorgeous 4mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow 😮 4mo
tpixie Such an amazing space and trip!! And fellow Littens!!! 4mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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Wow. Just gone three hours into the 24h #readathon and my 12 y/old... well, she doesn't have a bingo but she's filled almost 2/3 of the board!

@DeweysReadathon

RealLifeReading Awesome!! 4mo
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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I know that all SFF writers write from their own situation in time and place, but they speculate on social structures as well as technology. And it's a bit disappointing to see that tens of thousands of years from now humanity has a social structure where men work and women are simply classified as wives. (And they're not using the metric system either!)

tealwish I am reading Asimov for the first time now and thinking the same thing. He is an imaginative author who speculates on the giant leaps of technology in the future but can't see a world where men and women are equal or where social norms evolve at all. 4mo
Leniverse @tealwish I might need to read some rampant feminist sci-fi from the 70s after this, as an antidote. 😆 4mo
tealwish @Leniverse Good plan!! I may have to do the same! 4mo
twohectobooks Foundation is pretty early Asimov and I noticed the lack of women even when I read it as a non-woke teen (there is literally only one named female character which is a bit role and she is the worst). Fortunately he does better in the sequels and some of his other work. 4mo
Leniverse @twohectobooks I'll grit my teeth and bear it then. 😶 4mo
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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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RachelO Perfect! 4mo
JennyM Enjoy guys! 4mo
batsy Lovely 😍 4mo
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Chrissyreadit Have fun!!! 4mo
Mollyanna Enjoy your getaway!! 4mo
readordierachel What a view! 4mo
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Operation Blind Date | Justine Davis
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I have gone from not knowing what to write about the #BlindDate book to having two descriptions! Will put them to the vote when the whole family is home. 😁
#readingretreat

RachelO 👍 I‘ve run out of brown paper! Disaster! 4mo
squirrelbrain Oh it‘s so complicated! 😬 4mo
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I'm only going away for a weekend. I'll be bringing my Kindle. I'll be staying at an actual library and fully intend to browse the shelves. And yet I somehow have four books I want to stuff in my handbag, just in case. 🤦‍♀️ But, I mean, they're only short books, right? For the train? In case I forget to charge my Kindle?
#ReadingRetreat

KellyHunsakerReads You are staying in a library??? How? I am jealous! 4mo
RachelO If the train‘s rammed, you need one in each pocket, so you can always get to one of them. And who knows whether there‘ll be a charge point on the train! 4 seems wise! 4mo
Leniverse @Hunsakermountain Yes! We‘re a group of Littens going to Gladstone‘s Library! It is a place of wonder. https://www.gladstoneslibrary.org/ 4mo
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Leniverse @RachelO You‘re right! The return journey on Sunday, anything could happen. I could be stuck in the middle of nowhere for half the night and then shunted on to a bus that takes the roundabout route via England. Better make sure I save most of those books for the return. 4mo
julesG Gosh! You all make me look like a lazy bum. I'm definitely just taking my kindle and the blind date book. 4mo
Leniverse @julesG No, we‘re just making you seem sensible. 😂 4mo
Centique Foundation is AWESOME. I hope you love it. Also - super jealous about staying in a library! 😍 4mo
eraderneely My husband will be excited to chat to you about Foundation 4mo
KellyHunsakerReads Have fun! 4mo
Leniverse @Centique I have been meaning to read it forever! Finally bought the three first books over a year ago, and getting around to it now. 😜 @eraderneely Is he coming to the library? I might start with Foundation on the train then, so we can have a book talk. 😃 4mo
eraderneely He is coming to the library. He‘s a little unsure about who all these Litsy people are, but I‘m sure he‘ll enjoy himself. 4mo
squirrelbrain Oh, they‘re only little books - I‘d take a few more...! ❤️ 4mo
Leniverse @eraderneely You'll see he has a Litsy account of his own by the end of the weekend! 😄 4mo
Leniverse @squirrelbrain 🤣 I do have a few hundred on that Kindle! 4mo
scripturient @julesG BUT you‘re also going to Waterstones in Chester with me, so you are doomed. (I have the weird ability to talk people into buying books, lots of books.) 😜😜🤣🤣🤣 4mo
scripturient @Leniverse Hahaha, yes!!!! How can he not want his own account after this weekend? 😁 4mo
scripturient And great selection! I‘m bringing two books from home but I want to buy two or three more on the way. 😊 4mo
Leniverse @scripturient @julesG True! I'm not going via Chester, so no bookstores for me. I feel good about bringing four books now, and need to resist the temptation to add more. 4mo
julesG @scripturient Temptress! 4mo
scripturient @julesG 😂😂 4mo
Tamra Definitely! 4mo
LeahBergen I‘m so jealous of this amazing weekend!!! 😩😩 4mo
Leniverse @LeahBergen 💞🤗 There might be a next time? 4mo
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Fight Club | Chuck Palahnuik
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This, to me, is a crucial takeaway. Today, in real life, there's no Project Mayhem as such, but the angry people referred to here exist. They vote for Trump and Brexit, they become school shooters or stab people in the street, or they run off to join Daesh. The discontent of the disenfranchised and disillusioned is real and destructive.
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#BestOfMarch
March was a very good reading month, when it comes to quality. The 3 books in the picture were all 5/5 🌟 I also had several good 4 stars and two ok 3 stars. No pans or bails. Fingers crossed for continuing this trend in April.

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My 8 y/o started reading this but found it a bit scary and asked me to read it with him. I'm glad! We both really enjoyed this story of a magical cloak, an evil sorceress ex-step mother, various enchanted (cursed) people, and eerie green-glowing phantoms.

AlaMich That is the best cover! 4mo
Leniverse @AlaMich Yes! It was on a display shelf and we homed in on it immediately. 4mo
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