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Morinen

Morinen

Joined June 2016

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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55 pages in. So amazingly good! I just want to savor it.

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Manguel can be very hit and miss for me, so let's see how this goes!

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I read 150 pages of this yesterday with zero effort. It's so funny! Cant wait to get back to it after work. And dinner. And piano practice. And the next five chapters of Prisoner of Azkaban. Theres always lunch break. :)

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Hello, new followers! I'm sure a lot of you follow tons of people and haven't noticed, but I dont post frequently, and on top of that I've been having some trouble sticking to anything lately. In fact, I've only finished two prose books since 24 in 48. But you can see here what I'm reading now, and hopefully I'll finish it.

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I did it!!! I did the whole of #24in48 on only my second try! The tagged book is the last one I finished, but that was at 23:45, so I've started something else. Which I may keep reading, but my stopwatch app can rest now.

Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻📚📚😎😎 4mo
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Creative Quest | Questlove
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4.5 hours to go for #24in48! And I've finished my first ever audiobook, probably the only thing that's let me get this far. Questlove's narration is extremely listenable.

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A Wizard Abroad | Diane Duane
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Book 7 or 8 for #24in48, which doesn't seem to exist in Litsy yet! I do love Duane, and this was very good.

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For the #24in48 book swag challenge! I don't have much, and what isn't pictured here is undies, but the socks are both OutofPrint and lovely comfy!

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Father Brown Short Stories | G. K. Chesterton
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I'm a little over half done with #24in48 and here is book 6 finished! Getting sleepy.

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So good! Especially the ending. Now what? #24in48

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#24in48 Going on 6.5 hours and four books down!

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Almost 5 hours in, I've done three books and several audiobook hours! Love these two books so much. Next up, something more serious--Frederick Douglass.

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Prophecies | Christopher Golden
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First book down for #24in48! Feels write to start season 4 of The Great Buffy Read during a readathon.

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Creative Quest | Questlove
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Woke up late! Starting my #24in48 with an audiobook while I dress and lose the headache.

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Mother's Day with the family reading. My cousin's oldest also brought her books, though right now she's watching Spongebob.

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It's about one degree under the reading outside limit, but there's a half decent breeze. Not a whole lot of good places to read outside around here anyway, especially since I can't really sit on the ground.

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Lunch reading. It's intensely self-aware, and I have a huge smile on.

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I cannot get over how good this book is. I want to hide in a tree with it. I want to read it in a park on a picnic blanket. I want to read it in a tiny fake-french cafe. I want to push it on all the people who say race in lit doesn't matter and say "read this".

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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#24in48 Book 4 (though I haven't finished book 1) and a snack. Heading into hour 10, I think.

Morinen Make that hour 9. I'm going to have to get up earlier and be more focused if I want to be awake Monday. 10mo
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#24in48 Finding it slow going so far, only 100 or so pages in over 3 hours. Lesson learned: next time find somewhere where people can't bother you.

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Overslept this morning for #24in48 so I'm listening to this while I get dressed and deal with my insulin.

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I feel this a little too much. How do you explain your thoughts, especially if they boil down to "men, wasn't awful"? Hence my never posting.

Morinen Freaking autocorrect. 11mo
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Inkdeath | Cornelia Funke
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Inkheart is way up there on my list of favorite books, and it wasn't exactly lighthearted, but things have gotten dark. Darker than I expected, considering our MC is still like 14.

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Essays of E. B. White | E. B. White
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Goodness I am behind on reviews. I finished this ages ago.

White is definitely an excellent essayist so I'm marking this as a pick, but this isn't a book for beginning essay readers.

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Essays of E. B. White | E. B. White
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This may very well be the oldest resident of my shelf to still be unread. It's been there over 10 years, since I had to read three of the essays for school. I'm 100 pages in and so far I'm glad I waited.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.

I read the first 3/4s of this in a bath and the last 1/4 eating a Klondike with my meds, which I am convinced is exactly how she would have wanted it.

Definitely worth reading.

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Provenance | Ann Leckie
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Well, I was trying to read... (sorry for the poorly framed picture. Taking a picture of my work computer is illegal.)

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Not a gift, but what I brought with me to read while my misinformed family talk politics.

Sydsavvy lol that's perfect!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Under the Pendulum Sun | Jeannette Ng

"I had cut up similar brocade gowns when I had briefly been a companion to Miss Louisa March."

Ok, this has to be a Little Women reference. Kind of a clever one, too.

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Halloween Rain | Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder
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So begins The Great Buffy (and Angel) Read (and Re-watch). My Buffy shelf is the single greatest source of unread books I have. Let's see how many I can get through.

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When I first heard about Scott saying this I gave so much side eye there was none left for three days. (I have an anthro degree.) Zakaria is doing a great job of capturing American anti-intellectualism as it applies to higher education in an extremely concise way.

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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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Bought and started this Friday (finished it Monday), right before the Spicer press pool news broke. Goofy premise; serious topic.

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The Strange Library | Haruki Murakami
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Well, blogging goals are completely down the tubes, but here's a Murakami. It's full of symbolism I don't get (yet), but the thing is, I just don't care. There's lovely sentences and delicious weirdness. And the font on the last page somehow managed to give me feels.

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My first two reads of the year! Both by black women, so my goal of reading more diversely is off to a roaring start. Now to learn how to use a camera...

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst

Reading this with a friend and I'm so excited to finally start! How did everyone decide to read it?

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Not much to say about this one. I did appreciate the moments of prescience Scalzi had during the 2012 elections-- there's some talk about Trump's birtherism and the ridiculousness of trying to win a country on one demographic. I did laugh out loud several times, though, so this one gets a pick.

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Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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I searched in vain for this book for about 3 years before finding it at a library sale in April for a dollar. And it's adorable. Anyone on this app will likely see a little of themselves in the male lead, too. (The copy I found is from the 50s and I quite like it, but I couldn't get a pic.)

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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It's been a long time since I read a book paced this well. And I really appreciated that Agnieszka doesn't have to come to terms with being a witch, and that she's still herself at the end.

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Ivanhoe | Walter Scott
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Took me a while to get back into the swing of Victorian language and there's quite a bit of anti-Semitism, but overall I enjoyed it. YMMV on whether an original date in the 1800s is enough to forgive said anti-Semitism.

Beholderess On the other hand, Rebecca is pretty much the best character in the book, and compared to her the so-called main characters are pale shadows 3y
Morinen Definitely. She's the only one who gets any detail in her life story. 3y
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Nye is best science educator/advocate. A little basic given my education in science, but it's great for anyone wanting to read about the big controversial science topics.