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LeticiaToraci

LeticiaToraci

Joined January 2017

Sci-fi, fantasy, YA and time to read.
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Pickpick

This has a very simple story but the kids liked it.

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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Mehso-so

This is ok, but quite full of action and long.

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Damned (Damned #1) | Chuck Palahniuk
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Pickpick

This was originally funny and occasionally disgusting. 😁

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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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This book may seem exaggerated in its dystopian vision but is it really so? I look at our world and encounter uncomfortable similarities. #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen It was a little too close for comfort but I hated how Eggers made the MC such a dishrag 😬 1w
LeticiaToraci @Cinfhen I think that the style of writing had a bit of magical realism to it, for example, when Mae met that old couple on the barge it was as if she was meeting her parents who were hiding after the circle was completed. Many thing seemed to be made intentionally for symbolic reasons, one of them being Mae's utter lack of consciousness. 1w
Cinfhen I honestly wasn‘t reading so intently... I missed a lot of those nuances😬 1w
LeticiaToraci When I like a book I usually have theories about it, if they are correct or the right way to interpret the book Idk, but I often imagine them. 😉 1w
LeticiaToraci The film finished very different from the book. I don't know if it was better, to me it seemed like a forced happy ending. 1w
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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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Pickpick

This was an awesome contemporary mystery with surprises and all the feels.

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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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I'm reading this for the Social Media Focus prompt at #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen @DivineDiana read if for that prompt too and really liked it!! Hope you do as well 🙏🏻 2w
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Cry Wolf | Patricia Briggs
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Panpan

This was so much not for me that I even don't want to enumerate all the reasons for it. Enough to say that I won't be following this series even if I got the first three books quite cheap in a library sale.😒😥

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Pickpick

This was an interesting graphic novel about first contact with enigmatic aliens.

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Children of the Nameless | Brandon Sanderson
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You can download this awesome novella for free at the Magic The Gathering website. I liked it a lot, Brandon Sanderson is a new favorite author.

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Mehso-so

This was entertaining even if the end felt rushed up and out of the blue.

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Empire of Silence | Christopher Ruocchio
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Between buying used and new books I kind of failed not getting too many books this month. But at least five of them are used, so it's a bit like recycling in a hoarding way, right?

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Pickpick

This was interesting and original. It took me awhile to start caring about the story, but all is well when it ends well. #V for #AtoZLitsy

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The Wrap-up of 2018 Reading Bingo Challenge by r/fantasy is #readingbingo #2018 in my blog: leticiatoraci.wordpress.com

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I'll read this for the Indigenous Author prompt of #Booked2019 #IndigenousAuthor

Cinfhen Well done! Welcome to #Booked2019 just tagging my cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 4w
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#Nonfiction2019 Another interesting Litsy Readathon from @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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#Booked2019 is my first Readathon inspired by Litsy. The hosts are @Cinfhen, @4thhouseontheleft and @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m so excited that you‘re joining us! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚😎😎 1mo
LeticiaToraci I like the spring prompts, they reminded me of two books I had already planned to read but had forgotten about because they aren't my usual read. Now they are put forward. 😉 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Awesome! Have fun and keep tagging us when you review books so we can enter you in the drawing we have each season. The prize is always a gift card to buy books! 😎 1mo
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Pickpick

This is a five star masterpiece! With so many important themes and metaphors, all beautifully written by a remarkable writer indeed. I can't recommend it enough. Also #U for #AtoZLitsy

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The Stars My Destination | Alfred Bester
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A Wrap-up picture of some of the physical books I read this Winter. I'll soon post a Wrap-up in my Blog at leticiatoraci.wordpress.com

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The Queen's Rising | Rebecca Ross
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Pickpick

This was beautifully written. The pacing is slower, more like epic fantasy, though it's YA and romance too. #Q for #AtoZLitsy

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The Stars My Destination | Alfred Bester
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Pickpick

This book is a trip and you'll want to jaunt yourself after reading it, LOL. Some allowances have to be made since this was written in the 50s, but I can fully understand why this is in a science fiction masterworks list. All the settings this book goes through, often in a disturbing and very possible dystopian way, make it the revered classic that it is.

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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Panpan

I am unfortunately getting out of this series, it lost its drive by now. Not much happened and the ending was weak and uninteresting, as if the resolution was left for the next book in the series.

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Grunts | Mary Gentle
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I have this book since 2006 and decided that this year I'll read it.

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Cry Wolf | Patricia Briggs
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I got these three in the library sale for 20 cents each. Jackpot! #libraryhaul

jenniferajanes Great deal! 2mo
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Pickpick

This is a choose your own adventure book in German that my 8 year old liked.

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Pickpick

My 8 year son liked this. This is a choose your own adventure book.I think this is only in German.

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Mehso-so

My 6 year old liked it, and my 8 year old considered it a bit boring. #dinosaurs #children's book

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Iliad | Gareth Hinds
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Pickpick

Interesting graphic novel adaptation of the classic. I could imagine giving this to teens as an introduction to the epic of Homer. I haven't read The Iliad yet, but considered it a good adaptation even if I think that the ratio of text and images was not always balanced.
A copy of this book was given to me by Netgalley and Candlewick Press in exchange for an honest review.

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Mehso-so

Three stars, not so bad but not so original either. I'm still in doubt if I'll go on reading this series, not many hooks left to keep me interested enough. Also #F for #AtoZLitsy

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Pickpick

Interesting handicraft 'art'projects for children. #children's books

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Mehso-so

This has additional stories about the Ninjas, interesting if your kid is a Ninjago's major fan. #antolin #ninjago #children's books #lego

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Shark | Steve Parker
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These Animal Diaries are very interesting, we read the one with T-Rex already and it was 4 stars even if it had a lot of T-Rex hunting. Now we will look at the other books in this series. #antolin #children's books

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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These children's books were also recommended to us. #dinosaurs #children'sbooks

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Pickpick

A nice children's series with dragons, my 8 year old likes it a lot and it's in Antolin. #antolin #dinosaurs #children's books

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In Real Life | Cory Doctorow
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This was an interesting graphic novel about games and reality.

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Witch Born | Nicholas Bowling
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These two are in my TBR.

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I haven't read the book, but I just wrote this in my notebook and wanted to share 😊

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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The 10th book in this UF series. I'll start it after the borrowed books. #S for #AtoZLitsy

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Pickpick

This was a magnificent retelling. And the Audiobook was 5 stars too!

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Look what arrived: The most expected book of 2019!

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Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale
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An entertaining, page turner romance. The book is better than the movie. I read this for #InLoveAthon

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Maestros | Steve Skroce
Mehso-so

This is a funny and original graphic novel, but I'll leave a warning to containing a lot of scenes with sex, violence, and gory images. Not suitable for teenagers or kids.

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All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
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Bailedbailed

This was unfortunately another over hyped book I stopped reading at around 200 pages because I didn't care enough to finish. It has interesting ideas but this isn't enough to make you eager to finish.
#A for #AtoZLitsy

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Mehso-so

This is quite boring up to 2/3 of the over hyped book. Not much of a plot, both superficial POVs run from one place to another, the answers delayed ad infinitum so that you read on. A pity because the premise hinted at so much more.
The last third of the book was better, perhaps the book would be better if Rhee's POV had been more developed. Her POV was driving the plot, while Aly's felt like repetitive filler. #E for #AtoZLitsy

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Pickpick

This is an interesting sci-fi graphic novel.

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Cyteen | C.J. Cherryh
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These two babes are in my 2019 TBR!

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My TBR for 2019 - Part 2

Literary_Siren Karen Chance! 😍😍 4mo
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My TBR for 2019 Part 1

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Touch the Dark | Karen Chance
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Mehso-so

This was interesting and, even as the beginning of a series, all over the place. Full of info dumps disguised as dialogue too. Even though I'll go on reading this series.

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Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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This trilogy was the best I read in 2018. Political intrigue, tension and an awesome mix of fantasy and science fiction elements. It's better to take your time though, as this has many story layers.

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