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Leniverse

Joined October 2016

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The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
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Swallows and Amazons | Arthur Ransome
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@batsy Front covers for the Ransome books. The backs have an illustration from inside the book.

BiblioLitten 😍 7d
batsy Oh! I've seen these editions online and they're fab. Thanks for sharing 😍 6d
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My very sturdy tote bag from Foyles is worth every pound. And look at the amazing edges of the Miéville book! I might have to shelve it spine in.

#bookstorecrawl

RaeLovesToRead I couldn't resist getting a tote last time I visited Foyles! 💕 It's still one of my favourites. 7d
Leniverse @RaeLovesToRead They have so many nice ones! 7d
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 7d
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erzascarletbookgasm Love the tote bag! 7d
LeahBergen That‘s a great bag! 7d
Cathythoughts Very nice 💫💫 6d
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My #bookhaul from yesterday's London #bookshopcrawl with @squirrelbrain @Oryx @LeeRHarry and @scripturient

Some of these were planned, others were total impulse buys. Some are gifts for the fam.
Books bought at Waterstones, Foyles, Daunt, and Gay's the Word. (And I lost my self control almost completely in Foyles. If we hadn't been on a schedule I might have ended up with twice as many books (and possibly a fraud check-up from my bank) 😅)

Oryx Lovely stack. Foyles' best customer yesterday 😁 7d
merelybookish It looked like such a fun day! And what a stack! 7d
Leniverse @Oryx @merelybookish 7 books and a very sturdy tote bag from Foyles. I winced when it was totalled up, and the book seller jokingly said he hoped I hadn't come in for just one book. 😂 I assured him that I'd come to London for the express purpose of buying lots of books. 7d
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BarbaraBB Quite the stack 😍 7d
squirrelbrain You win the prize for the biggest stack! 7d
batsy What a stack! I'm totally drawn to that Ransome spine. 7d
Leniverse @batsy They're great! My 11 y/old has four of them already with that cover so I got him one he hasn't read yet for his collection. 7d
LeeRHarry Stack of the day! 😆 7d
LeahBergen What a haul! 7d
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Ghost story, lockdown novel, indigenous characters, bookstore setting, George Floyd, multireferential title, identity, forgiveness, author self-insert side-character, list of book recs.

#WomensPrizeShortList

TrishB Great summary 👍🏻 4w
BkClubCare Genre-blending! 4w
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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My eldest child makes my bookmarks. Origami bookmarks that hook over the corner of the page, intricately drawn and coloured in bookmarks with trailing ribbons, and for those hardcover tomes: embroidered felt bookmarks.

#Deweys #readathon #bookmark

DivineDiana What a kind and creative daughter! ❤️ 1mo
LeahBergen Aww! 🥰🥰 1mo
LeeRHarry How lovely 😊 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's that time again! @DeweysReadathon is happening, and each member of the family is hunkered down with stacks of books and snacks.
#RaisingReaders #readathon #Deweys

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Easter Surprise | Roger Priddy, Priddy Books
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Opening day for #SpeculativeSpringSwap #SSS at last! 😄 Thank you @maich for an exciting package with the cutest wrapping paper. The mermaid stickers are awesome. I want the Resting Beach Face one as a pin/button. 😂 My teen has already stolen the washi tape, but has kindly allowed me to keep the rest. 😆 Can Malorie be read as a standalone or should I read (or watch) Bird Box first?

Thank you @Avanders for arranging the swap.

maich I'm glad that you like my gifts. Also hope you'd enjoy books. It will be better if you read the Bird Box before. 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh this all looks great ♥️ 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! ❤️ 1mo
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Avanders Ooh how wonderful! 🔮🦠♥️ 1mo
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 1mo
AvidReader25 That HP diary! 😍 1mo
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I rarely preorder books, because it usually takes me months or even years to get around to reading them anyway! 🙄 But I really wanted a signed edition of this one. My precious. *caresses book* 🤩

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I've had way too many library holds come in lately! Add to this three audio books and an ebook in my library app. I need an intervention! 😱 Especially since I keep ignoring these in favour of my Kindle. I should ban myself from charging the Kindle or using the Kindle app until I've read a few of these. 😣😬

Cathythoughts I have Flamingo ordered👍🏻❤️ looking forward to it. 2mo
squirrelbrain I see a few #womensprize books on there… they were all great! 2mo
Leniverse @squirrelbrain Yes! I want to read them before the shortlist is announced. I need to get to it. 2mo
Leniverse @Cathythoughts So I'm I. I'm just... wanting to read all the books simultaneously. 🤪 2mo
Oryx That's quite the stack! 2mo
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I have an #SSS package from Slovenia and from the Book Depository. There's a name, but no Litsy handle, and the name doesn't come up when I search. So thank you secret swapper! I can't wait until opening day! 😃

@Avanders #SpeculativeSpringSwap

Cathythoughts Exciting 💫 2mo
jenniferw88 I think it might be @maich as I sent to Slovenia 😂! 2mo
Leniverse @jenniferw88 That's funny! And yes, that's similar enough to the sender's first name. 2mo
maich I'm glad that both packages arrived on time.💕 2mo
Avanders Yay! 👏🏽👏🏽🔮🦠🧬🧞‍♂️♥️ 2mo
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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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@Blueberry See? Same cover, different book! I didn't really expect Penguin to use stock images. You'd think they could afford to comission their own covers!

Blueberry Ugh, you're right. I don't like it either 2mo
BekaReid wait. what? And here I thought this was a great cover for Amor Towles' Rules of Civility 2mo
Leniverse @Blueberry @BekaReid It's been Gatsby and Daisy since at least 2000, but I guess Penguin liked it so much they decided to reuse it a decade later. 😒 Which makes me wonder... I haven't read Rules of Civility, does it have a lot of parallels with Gatsby? 2mo
Blueberry I could force a parallel of 2 young men coming from a low background becoming successful but are they happy. But really to me it's just the same time period in the beginning. 2mo
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Safe and Sound | Fern Michaels
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Eunice has passed us by, and we're all fine (except for our fence, which needs replacing). I finished two good books and watched a bunch of curling and figure skating. Pretty good Friday, all in all!

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Storm Warning | Billy Graham
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Any #readathons going on? We have holed up awaiting the arrival of Storm Eunice in the early morning hours, so I figure I'll just read from now until it blows over (apparently on Monday). What do you say, fellow Brits, Irish, and continental Europeans in the path of the storm(s): #StormReadathon ftw? Keep safe, keep indoors, keep reading.

TrishB Enjoy the down time! I‘m expected in the office tomorrow and teaching is still on! 3mo
Leniverse @TrishB The difference between amber and red alert, I guess! We're on the very edge of the red area, so hopefully it won't be too bad and we'll just cwtch up with books and blankets all day whilst the wind does its howling thing. 3mo
rockpools Unless it takes out the wifi, I‘m working tomorrow ☹️. We‘ve had not-remotely-stressful emails from Western Power & the council though, so I‘m currently charging everything that‘ll charge! 3mo
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Mitch Stay safe. We‘ve got the wind now and I hate the sound! And we‘re nowhere near the peak yet! Stay safe! I‘m queueing up Netflix‘s and a stack of chunksters! 3mo
Mitch @rockpools 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 3mo
DivineDiana Sounds scary. Be safe. ❤️ 3mo
Leniverse @rockpools Yes, we do not want a power outage! 🤞😬 3mo
TrishB Exactly 🤷‍♀️ hopefully be ok. 3mo
rockpools @Mitch Oh goodness, already? It‘s strangely quiet here for now! Hope it calms quickly and you can enjoy your Netflix! 3mo
Cathythoughts Very calm here too , not a puff of wind. Really hoping there isn‘t a power cut ... stay safe X 3mo
AmyG Stay safe! Yikes! 3mo
Centique I hope you are safe from the storm. Best wishes! 3mo
BarbaraBB Stay safe! We are expecting it this afternoon! 3mo
LeeRHarry Hope it wasn‘t as bad as predicted - I have relatives in South Wales and they seemed to have been ok so 🤞 for you too. 3mo
Leniverse @LeeRHarry The wind tore down a big part of our fence, but it really needed replacing anyway. Other than that we've been fine here. Glad your relatives are ok too! 3mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"I used to want so badly to be different. I wonder why?"
"There's a point, around the age of twenty," Bedap said, "when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities."
"Or at least accept them with resignation," said Shevek.

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"A body-profiteer," Takver called women who used their sexuality as a weapon in a power-struggle with men. To look at her, Vea was the body-profiteer to end them all. (...) She was so elaborately and ostentatiously a female body that she seemed scarcely to be a human being.

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them. By refusing to think - refusing to change."

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

"But what," Oiie said abruptly, as if the question, long kept back, burst from him under pressure- "What keeps people in order? Why don't they rob and murder each other?"
"Nobody owns anything to rob. If you want things you take them from the depository. As for violence, well, I don't know, Oiie; would you murder me, ordinarily? And if you felt like it, would a law against it stop you? Coercion is the least efficient means of obtaining order."

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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#BeginsWith #Library
I had plenty to choose from with this final prompt (after several difficult ones, including one I failed to complete), but I decided to go with the only Murakami I have read so far: An illustrated children's book where very strange and creepy events begin at the library.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚👍🏻 4mo
Eggs Oh I remember this one! It was my first Murakami! Great choice❣️ 4mo
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Notre Dame de Paris | Victor Hugo
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#BeginsWith #Paris

One of my favourite cathedrals and a book that made quite an impression on me as a child.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️ 4mo
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Eggs 💙 🌎 💚 4mo
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#BeginsWith #Two

The story of what happened, or didn't, when Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins - two men of very different disposition to the outdoors - went hiking in the northwest of England.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚💙 4mo
Eggs ❤️💗❤️ 4mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

'There were walls around all his thoughts, and he seemed utterly unaware of them though he was perpetually hiding behind them.'

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'I heard Nightingale sigh.
"Here's a comforting thought for you, Peter", he said. However long you may live, the world will never lose its ability to surprise you with its beauty.'

Simona True! 4mo
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Black Water | Joyce Carol Oates
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙 4mo
Eggs Perfection 🖤💙🖤 4mo
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#BeginsWith #Blue

I think this is my favourite book in the series. 🤔 Might have to read all four again just to make sure. 😆

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 💙📚 4mo
Eggs Pretty 💙🖤💙 4mo
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#BeginsWith #Spice
This looks like the ultimate book on the spice trade and how it shaped history. Sadly it is out of print, but I am sorely tempted to throw money at a used copy.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Beautiful 🤩 4mo
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🐦 4mo
Ddzmini One of my favorites 📖 4mo
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Day of the Triffids | John Wyndham
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👏🏻📚 4mo
Eggs Sounds wickedly good!🌿😱🤯 4mo
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The Glass Bead Game | Hermann Hesse, Magister Ludi
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#BeginsWith #Glass

For a moment I regretted using The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters for the Dream prompt at the beginning of the month, but then I remembered this pseudo-scifi chunkster.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Perfect 🔴🟠🟣🔵⚪️🟢 4mo
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Home (Binti, #2) | Nnedi Okorafor
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#BeginsWith #Home

This is one I've read, for a change, instead of a half forgotten part of my endless TBR. 😅

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!! Awesome 👏🏻 4mo
Eggs “A half forgotten part of my endless TBR” like your favorite blues song 🎶 4mo
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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch

Jeremy Beaumont-Jones had been lucky enough to be born rich. He wasn't in the mad oligarch class but once you're past a certain point, the sheer weight of your money sucks in wealth like a financial singularity. If you're sensible enough not to blow it on race horses, cocaine or musical theatre, then it becomes a perpetual-motion money making machine.

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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story | Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta
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Admitting defeat on #BeginsWith #Salt
I've got nothing.
But when scrolling through Goodreads I did find this, which looks good but also horrific.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t have anything either 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Eggs Sounds like an important book👍🏼 4mo
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The Nordic Baking Book | Magnus Nilsson, Richard Tellstrm
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I've got nothing that #BeginsWith #Sugar except the odd recipe like these Swedish biscuits/cookies where sugar is both the first and last ingredient.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 💗 4mo
Eggs Sounds 😋 - well done! 4mo
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#BeginsWith #Book
And not lurking on my Kindle for a change.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 4mo
Eggs Beautiful covers ❤️🧡💛 4mo
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A Folio Society Handbook | Brian Codling, The Folio Society
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Early birthday present for myself from the Folio Society new year's sale. So pretty! So shiny! Can't wait for it to get dark so I can check out the Oryx and Crake glow in the dark effect. 😍

jhod 😍😍😍 4mo
squirrelbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Ddzmini Happy early birthday 🎊🎂🎈🎉🎁🥳📖📙 4mo
Leniverse @Ddzmini Thank you! It's a month away, but it's still the excuse I used for ordering the books. 😆 4mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 4mo
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#BeginsWith
I had a few options here, but when in doubt go with Douglas Adams. I have this as both ragged old paperback and as Kindle edition, but neither of them has this particular cover. I just went with this one because of the way it makes the word #Long stand out. 😄

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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#BeginsWith #One

Let's hear it for the #IndieAuthors of #LGBTQ+ Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🩸 🦷 📚 4mo
Eggs 👍🏼📕❤️ 4mo
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Church & State I | Dave Sim
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Another tricky one.
#BeginsWith #State

I think I'm all caught up now. Also, there is no prompt for the 15th?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Susanita It‘s ONE. They posted a correction. 4mo
Leniverse @Susanita Thanks! 4mo
Eggs Perfect 😍 4mo
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#BeginsWith #Voice

This one was tricky, but I was massively into Mercedes Lackey books in my teens, including her Bardic Voices series.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

GondorGirl I adored this series as a teenager! 4mo
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Of #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle that I have forgotten about, this one at least I get why I have. Time travel and Edgar Allan Poe? Right up my alley. Must remember to read!

#BeginsWith #Door

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 🙌🏻📚 4mo
Eggs Cover Love 💕 4mo
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Oops, I've fallen behind a bit. But #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle include #BeginsWith #Hope
Although this one seems to also be the end of hope.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻💛 4mo
Eggs ❤️‍🔥 4mo
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Another book I have no recollection of acquiring. #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle

#BeginsWith #First

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚🙌🏻 5mo
Eggs Lovely cover! 5mo
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julesG My son has to read it for school atm. He's no fan. He'd rather read some sci-fi. 5mo
Leniverse @julesG I loved it! But I did the audiobook, and since it's read by the author it was like he was right there telling the story and it was really entertaining. 5mo
Eggs 💛📚💙 5mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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#BeginsWith #You

Although it also begins with the end.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Well done 👍🏻 5mo
Eggs Can‘t have a new beginning without the end of some other beginning (or so we must tell ourselves 💔) 5mo
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The Forever War | Joe Haldeman
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👏🏻📚👍🏻 5mo
TheSpineView I choose the same book! Great minds! 5mo
Leniverse @TheSpineView I didn't have a lot to choose from with this prompt. 😅 I try to stick to books I own (and very often haven't read yet 😬) 5mo
TheSpineView @Leniverse Yeah... I get that!📚📚📚 5mo
Eggs 📚👍🏼👏🏻 5mo
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Red Mars | Kim Stanley Robinson
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 5mo
Eggs You are clever 👏🏻🤩👍🏼 5mo
tokorowilliamwallace I don't know if I have something for this prompt! I'm trying to, but the brain's not happening for me. 5mo
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#BeginsWith #Secret

Sort of? I guess strictly speaking it begins with Empire.

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Close enough! Works for me👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I want to read this one! 5mo
Leniverse @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Same. I mean, I have the book so I should just get to it. 🤪 5mo
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#BeginsWith #Garden

(I think I need to start the hashtag #TheThingsThatLurkOnMyKindle
I didn't know I had this! Where did it come from? 😅)

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Oryx I like this hashtag - I'm often surprised by what I bought 5 years ago and forgot about 5mo
Leniverse @Oryx Right? I think I need to do a month long (possibly year long) Read My Kindle readathon. Or maybe create a database of titles, at least. 😅 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
Eggs It happens to a lot of us….😃 5mo
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#BoutOfBooks is starting, and while they're mainly on Twitter and Instagram I am only marginally there, but as their motto says, I was going to read anyway - so I signed up. I'll probably post here and ignore all the Twitter sprints and what nots. No better way to start the year than with a week long #readathon amirite? 😄 📚