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Scribe: A Novel | Alyson Hagy
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batsy Yes! I love this cover, too. 2d
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#screamathon package is on the way to you, @Stacypatrice, should arrive Monday. 💀👻😱🎃

@4thhouseontheleft

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readordierachel Fantastic cover! 2d
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The True Deceiver | Tove Jansson
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saresmoore Lovely! This is going on my wishlist, for sure. 4d
batsy Yes, I love this cover. 4d
Cathythoughts Love this one ♥️ 4d
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This Tilting World | Colette Fellous
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The Stolen Bicycle | Wu Ming-Yi
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Leftcoastzen Nice cover! 6d
sudi Love this one 😍 6d
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Here | Richard McGuire
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Unusual and interesting graphic/comic novel (?)

A single space and corner of a room over hundreds of thousands of years.

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The Devourers | Indra Das
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Velvetfur That's SUCH a gorgeous cover 😊 1w
batsy Lovely! 1w
Soubhiville I love this one too! 1w
TheLibrarian I adore this cover!!! Purchased the book because of it. 1w
Nute I would purchase this book just for the cover art! 1w
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The Girl in Red | Christina Henry
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Little red riding hood retelling, there's a plague and possibly something else loose in the world but Red will be safe if she can manage to hike to her grandmother's house in the, you guessed it, woods.😄

@Naj Thanks for the tag
#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1

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#cozyswap is on the way should reach @Kshakal on Monday. Forgot to put my handle on the card but it's on the box. 😀🍁🍂🎃

@Avanders

Avanders Oooh 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🍁🧡☕️📖🔪🍂🎃♥️ 1w
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An 'exploration of sibling love in the face of trauma over the course of a millennium' flipping back and forth in time on the years' of Haley's comet and intertwined with the story of Hanzel and Gretel. Strong LGBTQ themes/presence.

So yeah, not for everyone but I loved it! 5⭐

Reading from my swaps this month as much as possible so Thanks again to @BookNAround for the book and @leslieO helping keep my place with this fabulous bookmark.

BookNAround I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 😁 2w
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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Graphic memoir George Takei's centered on the years his family spent in a Japanese internment camp when he was a child. 5⭐

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Samra Habib memoir of growing up first as a persecuted Ahmadi Muslim in Pakistan then as a refugee in Canada. As she gets older coming to understand and accept her queerness and exploring what that meant in terms of her faith.

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Admiral | Sean Danker
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Four people wake from stasis, the narrator who is surprised to be an Admiral and three recent graduates from the Imperial academy. All confused at being awake in a empty ship on a desolate world. Mostly a survival story though the "Admiral" is very sketchy about who he is.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thought this might be of interest.

This is in the US, hosted by the Smithsonian you can search on a specific museum, interest or by zip code.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=

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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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Big #s this month due to the graphic novels. #WITmonth was a success with about 3/4 translated!

Very excited for September, I've decided on a month of science fiction and fantasy (also including anything speculative) and nonfiction science.

Hope to read swap books and booktube has an apocalypsathon challenge. There's also latinx-a-thon for National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept 15 - Oct 15 that I think I have SFF books for the challenges.

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Core of the Sun | Johanna Sinisalo
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A bit shorter it would be a pick. #WITmonth
Finnish dystopian novel set in the current day but about a 100 yrs ago there was selective breeding of women to be submissive, (eloi) for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized.(Morlocks) We follow Vanna raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure.
#booked2019

Cinfhen Hmmmmmm....Interesting 😜 3w
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The Merciful Crow | Margaret Owen
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Excellent YA fantasy were all, magic user or not, belong to a bird caste system from the royal phoenix to the plague undertaker crows. We follow the prince feeling the evil queen with his hawk bodyguard double hidden among a band of crows.

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Cress = Cress | Marissa Meyer
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Oh dear, Cress is so weepy it was almost too much. Thankfully the rest of the gang was there too.

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#cozyswap has arrived! Little puncture but dosen't look like anything came out or was damaged and I spy some pretty polka dot paper 😄 . Enzo wants to open it now!
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AmyG Nothing could come out of that little hole. I am happy it got there. And yes....many polka dots! 4w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🧡☕️📖🔪💛❤️ 4w
Reggie What a cute dog!!! 4w
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I don't know if this is a pick or a so-so it's hard to rate cause it was sooo sad. Mathea is 99, she's had a lifelong social disorder where she can't stand to be around people but is longing for connection.
#WITmonth

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The Property | Rutu Modan
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Starting to wrap up #WITmonth with two graphic novels from Modan, both with a family mystery of sorts, nice full color illustrations and okay stories. The Property (tagged) story was better than Exit Wounds IMO.

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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Mehso-so

Despite a great premise and loving S.T. (& Dennis) this never went anywhere and the ending made no sense.

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Mostly of a history of the 1893 World's Fair, which is quite fascinating with a large dash of serial killer added for spice. #audiocrafting for the #cozyswap

#nonfiction2019 something with an unlikable character (that would be the serial killer Holmes, though by all accounts he was incredibly charming 😉) @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Amiable I loved this book 1mo
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Persepolis - Satrapi's graphic memoir of her childhood and coming of age in Tehran and Europe during the Islamic Revolution.

Embroideries - a look into the sex lives of Iranian women as they chat during after dinner tea. (Graphic novel)

#WITmonth

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Spooky Weird! | Anh Do
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I'm the worst at answering these types of questions but here goes

1. Snickers? I love all candy (except sour/hot/coconut) so you can't go wrong here.
2. Not gory but probably not cute either, like suspenseful and weird twists are a bonus.
3. Craft supplies seems like 😁, but no actually nothing.
4. Werewolf? Probably cause I'm a dog person 😃.
Nothing specific
#screamathon

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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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Fast paced thriller revolving around the mystery of what happened to a space exploration team, when only the pilot makes it back six years after losing contact and she has amnesia. Solid 4⭐, a few things resolved conveniently but on audio they didn't distract.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oooo! Sounds good! 1mo
batsy Yes, I too like the sound of this! Thanks; never really saw this mentioned anywhere else and it sounds like my kind of sci-fi 🙂 1mo
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Vessel: A Novel | Lisa A. Nichols
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#audiocrafting while listening to the tagged book, sci fi with mystery and possibly some horror ? About a quarter of the way in and it's really good.

@cobwebmoth making use of the kit you sent in the #makerswap. I got some larger canvas and another tube of blue paint but that kit had everything needed and I had a great time painting. Thanks again!😀

cobwebmoth Oh, they look awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.☺ 1mo
Bookwm85forever The artwork looks awesome!! 1mo
Soubhiville Those are cool! I especially like the top one with some purple in it. 💜 1mo
llwheeler Wow, looks awesome! 1mo
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The Goddess Chronicle | Natsuo Kirino
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Two sisters, one destined to serve the realm of light and one to serve the dark in this novel that reimagines the ancient Japanese creation myth of Izanami and Izanaki.
From Cannongate who apparently has a whole series of myth retellings. Who knew? 😮
#WITmonth

rwmg I liked this one enough to put one of her novels on my wishlist 1mo
mreads I would definitely read more from her, Out has been on my TBR for awhile 1mo
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Just in time for #bookmarkswap opening day! Thank you @TorieStorieS for the wonderful handmade bookmarks and a book! The book sounds really good look forward to reading it.

@LibrarianRyan all packages received.

TorieStorieS Yay!! Glad you like them!! 😊 1mo
Crazeedi Perfect!!❤❤ 1mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Woo Hoo #bookmarkswap I received so many amazing bookmarks! Thank you to @ulrichyumiodd @allureofbeauty @leslieO @Jee_HookedOnBookz
And to @LibrarianRyan for hosting (the matching, emailing and tracking must have been like having a second job)

ulrichyumiodd You‘re welcome! 😄 I hope you‘ll enjoy reading with them! 1mo
mreads @ulrichyumiodd I hope that Wilmington memory was a good one, you didn't say ...... 😁 1mo
ulrichyumiodd @mreads It is! I remember the few days I spent there fondly 😊 1mo
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LeslieO You are welcome! Enjoy! 1mo
LibrarianRyan wow, look at that haul. I admit this swap had way more work than most of mine, but I am so enjoying seeing everyone's hauls. I haven't even opened mine yet, but I will the minute I get through all my Litsy notifications. 1mo
LibrarianRyan BTW, your last one has been mailed. It should be there today. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A fabulous haul. 🔖🏷 1mo
allureofbeauty 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz I hope you like the Toni Morrison one.. So sad to hear of her passing... What a great loss! Hope you like the handmade ones too..! I'm not very creative as you can see, but I tried 😅 1mo
mreads @Jee_HookedOnBookz l ❤ handmade, they're great. I had no idea there had been a Toni Morrison movie I'm definitely going to search that out, hopefully Netflix 🤞 1mo
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Planetfall | Emma Newman
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WOW! @slightlyfoxed #staycationintimeswap #sits Thank you for everything SPACE !!!! I'm planning a SciFi September reading and these are all going on the TBR. The little bag filled with pins, notebooks and skincare (Space is tough on you skin 😁) I'm intimidated by the coloring book but the pencils are so neat and I'm looking forward to trying the tea in the mug. Loved that you went hard on the sci fi, everything's awesome. ❤
@Chrissyreadit

Avanders So neat!! 🌌🌌💙 1mo
catiewithac That mug 😍 1mo
wanderinglynn Love the pins! And the mug. Awesome haul! 💙🚀 1mo
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slightlyfoxed Yay! I hope you enjoy your space-cation! 1mo
Chrissyreadit So many amazing things for the Staycation!!!!! 1mo
mreads @slightlyfoxed absolutely! How could I not, hope you enjoy yours half as much. 1mo
mreads @Chrissyreadit yes! And Thanks to you for such a great idea and for hosting. Looks like it should be an annual swap 😉 1mo
Chrissyreadit I will do it again next year if I am able. I loved it. 1mo
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Essays on black feminism, no-nonsense point of view and has no problem calling 'bs' multiple times 😀. Excellent on audio, narrated by the author.

#nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa something from another point of view

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one on audio too! 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa You are really whipping through these right now! 1mo
Amiable You‘re almost done! 👍🏼 1mo
mreads @Amiable so close 😁 1mo
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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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Meh. A philosophical manifesto on the benefits of doing nothing. Nothing being sitting in nature and observing.

#nonfiction2019 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa something personal

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sorry it was meh, it sounds like it should have been more.... 1mo
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Bunny's Staycation | Lori Richmond
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Chrissyreadit ❤️🥰👏🙌🎉 1mo
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Colette considered this "the nearest I shall ever come to writing an autobiography." Published in 1932 it's eroticism and discussion of desire is subtle compared to today.

#WITmonth #readingwomenchallenge2019

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Way late to the Lunar chronicles party but loved Scarlet on audio.

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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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Small English village, Dead Papa Toothwort aka creepy greenman, shifting POVs, multiple voices and a missing boy. Toothwort POV was interesting at first but quickly became annoying and the small village meanness was worse than the "villain".
Longlisted for the Booker

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Gender swapped Edo period Japan! 😮❤ Redface pox has swept through Japan, targeting young men and leading to a population shift of 25% men/75% women. Women are taking over as heads of families; farmers, merchants and in order to maintain political power the shogun.

Read the first four volumes and waiting on the last three from the library which I hope to finish during #WITmonth

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Great summer read. Thought the narrator did a great job particularly on the men's voices, though I bit strange that only Evvie's dad had a Maine accent (not that I would have wanted any more than that)😁

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Feel good story for when you need a pick me up. Not sure I bought that Nina was an introvert but an entertaining read.

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A whimsical entry for #WITmonth and #catlovers Chi is a newborn kitten who gets lost and is rescued by a family who lives in a apartment where pets are prohibited.

And for your viewing pleasure check out these 3 cats in Japan that have custom made hats felted from their own fur. 😸
https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/08/cat-hats/

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Dance by the Canal | Kerstin Hensel
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Gabriela grows up in the East Germany, her father a surgeon, but she never excells and she ends up homeless through her own actions and her father's problems with the communist state. Unusual look at issues homeless women face. Nonlinear format was difficult at times to follow but ultimately a pick for the subject matter.

#WITmonth

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Thanks for the tag @Meaw_catlady !

1. Litsy my only social media 😃, but I'm on goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6979067-mary
2. No and not really, I have terrible penmanship and prefer the plausible deniability of spoken conversations. 😁
3. Hiking, yoga, sewing or any fabric crafts, just started weaving, paper crafts, embroidery , and gardening.
4. Glassblowing.

Welcoming new followers @allureofbeauty @Readaholics

BarbaraTheBibliophage Have you watched Blown Away on Netflix? I loved it! 2mo
mreads @BarbaraTheBibliophage lol I was just watching it tonight 😄 2mo
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Well this one ripped my heart out. End of WWII in Paris told in 3rd person narrative by a 4 yr old girl who's POW father she's never met in coming home from many years in a gulag.
Her confusion about this man she doesn't know, the secret she's not to tell and does and the ramifications of that telling.

#WITmonth

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People in the Room | Norah Lange
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August TBR plans mostly focused on #WITmonth aka Women In Translation month. So I've pulled all my translated fiction by women. I also signed up for Scribd, cause clearly I don't have enough books,😄 and I've lots of additional options.

July Stats 28 total books read including 5 audio, 6 chapbooks, and 4 graphic novels.

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The Wall | John Lanchester
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First person narrative always translates well to audio I think. Set in future Britain after climate event led to a wall being built and patrolled around the island to keep out 'others'. Obvious commentary on government and ordinary peoples inertia regarding climate change and also immigration.
Longlisted for the Booker I'd vote no on short listing it. But entertaining enough to be a pick.

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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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#bookmarkswap is in the mail! Vintage (but valid) stamps and weight confirmed at the post office 😁

@LibrarianRyan Thanks for hosting!

erzascarletbookgasm I love the stamps! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Your envelopes are amazing!! 2mo
mreads @erzascarletbookgasm there are some really neat old stamps out there 2mo
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mreads @LibrarianRyan I used heavier cardstock then realized it was almost an ounce and switched to making them from an old map book.😁 2mo
Daisey I got mine today! 😃 I may not get anything posted yet, but I wanted to let you know. Thanks, and can‘t wait to open that cool map envelope. @LibrarianRyan 2mo
mreads @Daisey yay! 😁 2mo
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The Electric State | Simon Stlenhag
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Pretty good story but some amazing artwork in this illustrated sci fi story of a teenage girl and a robot on a cross country trip through a desolate post apocalyptic northwest America.

BooknerdsLife Wow! Those artworks illustrations look Amazing! 😱😍 2mo
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My stats from #thereadingrush Didn't quite get to 7 books but it was fun.

Now to prep for women in translation month 😄👍

sprainedbrain Great totals! 2mo
Reggie Great Job!!!! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Great job!! 👍🏼👍🏼 2mo
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