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Maike
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Pickpick

My first Allende book! I picked it up as an emergency read during a trip and I enjoyed this family saga so much. You also learn a lot about Spain and Chile in the 20th century - definitely something I needed.

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Maike
Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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Monday mood.

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Maike
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Time to dive in.

DuckOfDoom I'm honest, I can't remember anything that happened in the 4th book 🤣 5mo
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Maike
The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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Pickpick

Many POV‘s, all of them so interesting. I can‘t wait to see where the journey is going. Really looking forward to the fall buddyread of book two with @DuckOfDoom

DuckOfDoom So do I! AutumnTBR place for book 2 is already reserved 5mo
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Maike
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Pickpick

Just wonderful. Quite different from the Wayfarer series, but all the comforting and hopeful elements are there.

julesG You are not helping me here. 🙈🙈🙈 How do I unsee this? I've got 126 books on #MountARC to go through. 6mo
Maike @julesG but it‘s snack-sized 😁😈 6mo
ReadingEnvy I just wanted MORE. 6mo
julesG Nothing ever is snack-sized when the kids are around. 🙄 6mo
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Maike
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Book mail is the best kind of mail!

Oryx I'm so excited for the Becky Chambers, but I don't think it's out here yet. 6mo
Tamra Yes!! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Ooh awesome! My friend bought me an ebook copy of a memory of empire... can't wait to read it! 6mo
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Maike
The Betrayals | Bridget Collins
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My days have been (too) busy lately and the weekend was no exception. Of course that calls for a migraine coming in. So I‘ve decided to cancel all plans for the evening and spend some time reading in my hammock instead. Quite a good decision, I guess.

Lindy 🌻Take care of yourself. 6mo
julesG Enjoy a quiet evening. 6mo
AJBowers What a gorgeous book! 6mo
Maike @Lindy @julesG it was a lovely evening 😊 @AJBowers isn‘t it? Her book The Binding is beautiful as well (edited) 6mo
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Maike
Tyll | Daniel Kehlmann
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Today‘s morning read. I‘m so ready for this weekend.

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Maike
The Outsider | Stephen King
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Pickpick

The ending was a bit anticlimactic but overall so gooooood.

julesG Anticlimactic because you read If It Bleeds? 7mo
Maike @julesG no, because the big showdown was a bit too easy. If It Bleeds spoiled the mystery itself, but that didn‘t bother me too much. 7mo
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Maike
Hollow | Brian Catling
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Panpan

Made it through by pure stubbornness and the fact that I needed a bedtime book (hence the ebook). If you are looking for a Bosch painting in book form, here you go. If not, you can safely skip this weird mess of a story.

tpixie Intriguing photo though! #covers 7mo
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Maike
The Outsider | Stephen King
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Today‘s reading comes with a view.

BookishMarginalia Gorgeous! 7mo
julesG 🙈🙈🙈 I need vitamine sea!!!! 7mo
Nute Lovely! 7mo
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Maike
Hollow | Brian Catling
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Starting the Sunday with our buddyread. At least some chapters as long as my coffee lasts. 😉

julesG 👍👍👍 Read 4 pages last night. I'll give it a try with tea on the balcony. 7mo
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Maike
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Pickpick

This was supposed to be my fall-asleep-reading book, but it had me giggling so much that my plan didn‘t really work out. Lovely and funny short stories, this is great as a palate cleanser.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Giggles are good for your health ☺️ 7mo
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Maike
Temper | Nicky Drayden
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Pickpick

This got weirder and weirder with every page and I absolutely enjoyed it! Another one for #SceptreSummer ☀️

Alfoster Oh, I liked it too! Never saw that coming!😳❤️ 7mo
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Maike
Temper | Nicky Drayden
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After a couple of days with temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius, I‘m really enjoying some chilly outdoor reading.

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Maike
Sharks in the Time of Saviours | Kawai Strong Washburn
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Pickpick

Quite a sad, slow burn of a book. It took me some time to get into it, but I really enjoyed it and it‘ll probably stay with me for a couple of days.

#SceptreSummer

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Maike
Sharks in the Time of Saviours | Kawai Strong Washburn
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After spending some hours in the climbing gym, this will be the rest of my afternoon.

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Maike
Sharks in the Time of Saviours | Kawai Strong Washburn
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♥️

rockpools What a perfect dedication! 7mo
Soubhiville Aw I love that dedication! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙💙💙 7mo
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Maike
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Basically, Ragnar was Chuck Norris.

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Maike
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Today‘s hammock book is my Iron Gold reread for #SceptreSummer. I almost forgot just how good the writing is.

julesG I should have added the series to my list. 😁 8mo
Maike @julesG you can edit your list anytime 😜 8mo
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Maike
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Pickpick

This was a fun contemporary fantasy, the Malaysian setting really felt like a breath of fresh air.

You can read a full review here: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/06/black-water-sister/

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Maike
Untitled | Unknown
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@julesG , @DuckOfDoom and I channeled our inner overachievers and put together reading lists for the newly invented #SceptreSummer. Maybe you want to follow along (and to see us fail spectacularly 😂). I gathered all books from my list into my reading cart, and you can find the typed out versions here: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/06/sceptre-summer-reading-program/

julesG 😍😍😍 8mo
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Maike
Crownbreaker | Sebastien de Castell
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This is why I shouldn‘t order books online.

BrittanyReads Ugh this happens to me more often than I'd like to admit hahah I've found if you pay attention to the publisher it helps most of the time 😵‍💫 8mo
Weisubei Happens to me all the time especially during online booksale 🤯🤯 8mo
Maike @BrittanyReads in this case they‘re even all from the same publisher 😂 8mo
BrittanyReads Oh man!!! Good to know! I'm also collecting that series with those covers. 🤦‍♀️ I'll have to watch out 😳 8mo
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Maike
Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Pickpick

This was so heartbreakingly good. Going in, my expectations were really high but it did not disappoint in the least.

Full review: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/05/migrations-big-and-small/

Chelsea.Poole Love this one!!! ♥️ 8mo
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Maike
Crownbreaker | Sebastien de Castell
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Sooooo I‘ve been meaning to get back on here for a long time, and @julesG gave me the heads up that it‘s my fifth Litsyversary today. Five years, can you believe that?! Well, here I am. What did I miss? What are you reading? I‘m enjoying the reading weather in my garden today.

julesG Is this part of the Spellsinger series? 8mo
Maike @julesG yes, it‘s the sixth and final book in the series 8mo
Deifio The cover is amazing! 😍 8mo
Maike @Deifio isn‘t it? The whole series is designed that way 8mo
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Maike
Goldilocks | Laura Lam
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Pickpick

This one was a really enjoyable cozy space read!

#buddyread with @DuckOfDoom and @julesG
A full review is up on our blog : https://sceptre.sktc.hamburg/2020/06/june-buddy-read-goldilocks/

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Maike
Books, Blogs, & Reality | Ryan Ringbloom
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@julesG, @DuckOfDoom and me decided that the world probably does not need yet another book blog, but we can provide one anyway.

You can find it here: https://scepticalreading.com

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Maike
Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Pickpick

I loved it! So much fun and it pulled on my heartstrings in just the right way.

StaceyKondla This was my book of the year last year - S.T and Dennis 💕💕💕 2y
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Maike
Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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This book is cracking me up again and again. S.T. (Shit Turd, a domesticated crow) is a wonderful and hilarious main character. Dennis is the most loyal sidekick. And in between the awesomeness that is the main storyline, you get short chapter like this - the very Scottish inner monologue of a highland cow.

AlaMich This sounds insane and hilarious! 2y
Maike @AlaMich it really is! 2y
BookDragonNotWorm This was the best book I've read in a long time! 2y
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Maike
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Mehso-so

Book Club pick down (Der Unbesiegbare), next up is my buddyread with @DuckOfDoom and @julesG 😊

I still have another Lem book waiting on my shelves, let‘s hope I‘ll like it better when I get around to it.

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Maike
The Stand | Stephen King
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I started The Stand when I started working from home most of the time - about six weeks ago? And this is what 600 pages of meager progress look like. 🙈 Every time I pick it up I‘m impressed by Stephen King‘s writing, but my attention span is basically non-existent right now. Well, we‘ll get there when we get there.

julesG Good progress in my books. I couldn't handle a doorstopper at the moment. 2y
sisilia That‘s a significant dent! 2y
Librariana You're making fantastic progress! Good for you 😊 2y
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Maike
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Pickpick

I just finished my A Darker Shade of Magic reread (still amazing). Now I‘m ready to jump into The Starless Sea, the next #buddyread with @DuckOfDoom and @julesG

JSW I think I need a Darker Shade reread. ❤️ 2y
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Maike
City of Blades | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Pickpick

The last third of this #buddyread was supposed to keep me entertained until Sunday, but I already finished it because I just could not stop myself.

Bookworm54 I loved these! 🥰 2y
julesG This series is moving to the top of #MountTBR. As long as the two of you aren't starting book three any time soon, I might be able to catch up 2y
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Maike
City of Blades | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Afternoon reading. Working from home right now means that my garden is only some steps away - at least some improvement in this situation.

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Maike
Muse of Nightmares | Laini Taylor
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I started the day with an audio walk - after being cooped up inside with a heavy migraine for the better part of the week, this really helped to get my mood back up.

Cortg Glad your feeling better! 2y
kathedron That looks lovely! I had a migraine earlier in the week, too: wretched, miserable things they are. 2y
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Maike
Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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Pickpick

What a lush and wonderful dream of a book. The audiobook pulled me right in. Fortunately my hold for the second book just came in, so I don‘t have to leave the world yet.

violabrain I loved this book so much! Not my usual genre at all. 2y
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City of Blades | Robert Jackson Bennett
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My optimism is quite low on the scale today.... book and beer it is.

#buddyread with @DuckOfDoom

Mtroiano Cucumber ale sounds delicious! 2y
DuckOfDoom That ale sounds like it tastes awesome. I will start our buddyread with some Kinderschokolade today 2y
Maike @Mtroiano @DuckOfDoom it is delicious! Most of the time I go for a IPA, so it‘s a little bit on the light side, but perfect for a relaxed Sunday evening. Just too bad I‘m out of chocolate 😕 2y
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Maike
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Afternoon reading 😊 I‘m still working on The Stand, but I want to tackle it bit by bit and need an alternative in between.

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Maike
Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Anyone else seeing a problem here? 😩

hermyknee Oh no!!!! 2y
ozma.of.oz 😱😱😱 2y
Lindy Oh dear. Is the missing signature bound in further ahead in the book? 2y
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Maike @Lindy sadly no. It‘s just missing altogether 😔 But I already have confirmation that I will get a replacement, so at least there‘s that. 2y
Lindy @Maike it‘s a shame that your reading has been interrupted this way. 😕 2y
charl08 Argh. My dad used to work for a printer and sometimes would bring home books where something had gone slightly wrong. It took me a few times with this kind of thing happening (reading, the only place I have ever been an optimist) before I checked the pages FIRST before buying in! Hope your replacement copy comes soon! 2y
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Spending some time with the Watch this morning.

Deifio Wow! Never seen this cover before! Is this some special edition? 2y
Maike @Deifio it‘s part of the Discworld collector‘s library. They are publishing all Discworld novels as hardbacks, I think about 30 of them are out already. 2y
Deifio Thanks for the info! 2y
Soubhiville Yay! I love The Watch 🧡🥕 2y
ozma.of.oz What a gorgeous edition! 😍 2y
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Maike
The Stand | Stephen King
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This is what 100 pages of progress looks like. This behemoth will take quite some time. 😅

OneStrangeGuy But it‘s soo worth it!! I loved this book 2y
Maike @OneStrangeGuy the beginning is already great, I can tell it‘s going to be an epic tale 😁 2y
AmyG So good. I am not sure I could even read this now. 2y
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MadDustKitties I'm reading The Stand also. So far I'm loving it. 2y
mcctrish Oh how I love The Stand ❤️ 2y
OwenBanner First book I thought of in all this. Thankfully Covid is nowhere near as deadly 2y
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Maike
Come Tumbling Down | Seanan McGuire
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Pickpick

This is auch a great series, I need more!

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Maike
Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I really did a slightly grossed out double take there.
Flip-flops, we are talking about flip-flops.

OwenBanner 😂 Well worth thongs are the comfiest 2y
rabbitprincess 😂😂😂 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Aussie term, lol! 2y
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Maike
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A little something to start the day with a smile 😉

Curiouser_and_curiouser 😂😂🤣 2y
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Maike
The Stand | Stephen King
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I can‘t really decide if right now would be the best or worst time to start this beast.

Chrys I have been thinking of a reread 2y
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Maike
Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I think I‘ve had enough of the world for today.

TrishB Understandable. 2y
Jaimelire That looks so soothing. Enjoy 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Your bath board looks awesome. I will have to invest in one of those! 2y
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Maike
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Pickpick

Tom Hanks is actually a really decent writer. His style is exactly as you would expect it - cozy, nostalgic and sometimes you get a chuckle out of it. Nothing too serious, but just the thing if you are exhausted by the modern world.

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Maike
Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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Pickpick

Queer librarians on horseback? Yes please! That was so much fun, I highly recommend it if you need a shorter read.

Soubhiville Don‘t you love that little spaceship embossed on the cover? 2y
Maike @Soubhiville Tor did a good job there, sneaking in their logo 😄 2y
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Maike
Caligula | Simon Turney
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Bailedbailed

What should have been a really interesting book failed to keep my attention. The narrator is Caligula‘s sister, and she has the charisma of a teaspoon. I made it through half of the book before giving up for good.

rockpools ... but your review made me laugh! 2y
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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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New in! Also meaning that today is the day my tbr shelf made the transition from „quite full“ to „overflowing“ 🙈

Suet624 😂😂😂 2y
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