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Mariliel

Mariliel

Joined May 2016

I will read anything with a plucky heroine, a dragon, or decent cup of tea.
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Loved this enough that I carefully posed it with Dessa's whiskey and a quote!

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I'm all of one paragraph in and I'm already sold on this book.

allison_tx Loved this book! 2y
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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Christmas reading is the best!

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Gnomon: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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The satisfaction when your knitting matches your book.

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Gnomon: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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New Nick Harkaway book arriving in the mail from England should justify taking the afternoon off work, right?

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Cat and book - the perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon.

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"The more people insist that feminism has won, the more they blind themselves to its remaining foes."

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Perfect late summer evening

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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I've been looking forward to reading this for so long; I even bought it instead of checking out the Kindle book from the library; it's gotten nothing but rave reviews. And now...it's kind of mediocre? I'm interested to see where the story goes (I'm all of 30 pages in), but the writing is just so insipid. At best, I think this is the kind of YA that's actually just for teenagers and not adults.

Wandering_Resident You know, I tried reading it and had a very similar experience! I'm glad it wasn't just me. 2y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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A good dedication is everything.

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Summer lunches

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Farthing | Jo Walton
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Nothing feels as well earned as wine and cheese and a book in the backyard after mowing the lawn.

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Farthing | Jo Walton

And this was true of course, there is a sort of comfort in being with people who think exactly as you do because they've been brought up exactly the same way and share all the same jokes. It's a feeble kind of comfort and doesn't last beyond seeing that you've nothing truly in common except that kind of upbringing and background.

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The Broken Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
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Celebrating the first day of June properly.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Saturday morning with tea, dog #2, and a modern Holmes adaptation. What could be better!

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Central Station | Lavie Tidhar
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What, you thought I'd go out and be social on a Friday night? This is much better.

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The Galaxy Game | Karen Lord

"They'll take their time," said Oesten. "Knock them off one by one."

"Fear and anticipation work in their favor. No one likes to operate in an environment of vague threat. Can you blame the remaining Academes from trying?"

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Surrealism rising up against fascist invaders. Appropriate for the current state of the world. Something I never thought I'd say about Miéville...

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When the current state of the world is a little too much, the only response is to retreat into Victorian undergarments.

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Another busy day of trying to save democracy, clearly.

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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A dog and a book - what more could a girl want?

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Dreaming Spies | Laurie R. King
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I was going to bake cookies, but now I think maybe I'll just stay here all day...

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
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I Shall Wear Midnight | Terry Pratchett
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Tea and knitting and a nice children's book about the dangers of fake news...

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In retrospect, this wasn't the right week (month/year) to read a book about Nazi-occupied Holland...

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A closet door at the Georgetown public library :)

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CrossTalk | Connie Willis
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Oh hey, look what came in the mail today! Maybe Mondays aren't so bad after all!

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Foxglove Summer | Ben Aaronovitch
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How to spend a rainy October Saturday.

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Smile | Raina Telgemeier
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As a (proud?) member of the childhood dental emergency club myself, probably time I read this...

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Gearing myself up for tonight's debate with a new book that has nothing to do with politics...

JohnnySandman It helped me get through it as well haha 3y
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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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My #threefictionalcharacters are obviously the book versions (much as I love the movie renditions of Anne and Luna...don't get me started on the need for a good Peter Wimsey movie series!) I made my Facebook friends guess from book quotes, but they're a bit long for Litsy, and I assume you all know the quotes anyways. :)

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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National Book Festival prep! First on the schedule - Marilynne Robinson.

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"I pulled an apple out of my travelsack and handed it to her. They were gorgeous, red as blood, sweet, and crisp. The sort of apples you dream about all year but can only get for a few weeks during the fall."

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"You'd be surprised at the sorts of things hidden away in children's songs."

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Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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It really doesn't matter how this book turns out, I'm sold based on the title and the first page.

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Why choose one bookstore when I could have a whole state of them? Got this wonderful poster of independent bookstores in Minnesota last year - thinking there's a road trip to hit them all somewhere in my future! #getindie

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Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving | Alltrista Consumer Products
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Evening reading, in preparation for a weekend of cooking and putting up food for the fall.

ScrappyMags My mom and I just did a bushel of tomatoes 👍🏼 3y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
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"I wanna sit under my own vine and fig tree
A moment alone in the shade
At home in this nation we‘ve made
One last time"

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"What about your family? You are a Roman Catholic, aren't you?"

"This is not an impediment. I have spoken to Father John. She will become a Catholic, and this avoid eternal damnation which she would not like."

Wandering_Resident Oh gosh I LOVE these books. I'm so glad you're reading them! 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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That time of year - Anne of Green Gables and noise cancelling headphones for the commute home.

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A book that starts with a timeline of presidential candidates is almost as good as a book that starts with a map!

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Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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This was an obvious #favauthorcolab for today's #augustphotochallenge. I love both these authors, and @Wandering_Resident and I started so many letter games in high school after reading this! (Did we ever make it past about the 3rd letter?...)

Wandering_Resident I think we made it to 5 once! Every time I re-read that book I want to start another letter game 😎 3y
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The Chimes | Anna Smaill

"A swag man sings the there-and-back of his day's journey, a song whose cadence closes at our village square. All journeymen, lighting their way through near distance with a day's tune."

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Definitely improves on reading out loud! Also, way cheesier in parts. But helped by snacks and butterbeer!

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No, *you're* sobbing through the Battle of Hogwarts while making party signs. #audiobook

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Took me a minute to think of my #favsiblings, until I spotted this on the shelf, and there was no question. Meg, Charles Wallace, and the twins are some of my all time favorite people. If you haven't tried Hope Larson's graphic novel, it's very well done - as a skeptic about most adaptations of beloved books, I was very impressed with her work. #augustphotochallenge

tpixie Yes! I thought of them right after the siblings in The lion the witch and the 3y
tpixie Wardrobe! * 3y
RealLifeReading I was thinking of them too! 3y
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Can't think of a better definition of #laidbackbooks than Miss Fisher - preferably with a glass of wine, and a plate of mushrooms on toast. #augustphotochallenge

annahenke I love this show but just couldn't get into the books. 🙁 (Rare situation, usually it's the reverse!) Longing for the next season or movie, though! 3y
Mariliel I like the show better, too - feels heretical to say! But I've enjoyed the books; they're just short enough to be a light afternoon read. 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Impossible to list all my #alltimefavbooks, but these four are the ones I will reread at least once a year, without ever getting tired of them. #augustphotochallenge

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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater

"Blue was a fanciful but sensible thing, like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party."

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The Exiles At Home | Hilary McKay
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While certainly not the last, this was the first book that I remember making me laugh out loud, pretty much every other page. I haven't read it in years, but even in high school I could pull it off my shelf and start giggling. Hope it's still in the libraries for children to find today! #augustphotochallenge #booksthatmadeyousmile