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RogueMusings

RogueMusings

Joined January 2020

Anyone who has time to clean isn't reading enough.
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Reading this with my husband. Both of us are climbers and hikers so we're excited for the new perspective this book will give us while out on the trails. #currentlyreading

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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This review might be a little bias since the climax happens blocks from my freaking house. More likely it is a dang good book. Because who wouldn't love a book narrated by a Seattle crow with an identity crisis and a moderate-to-severe Cheeto addiction who quotes Russell Wilson?

More than just for laughs. There are lessons on family, leadership, teamwork, and being connected to this beautiful world. Read it for Twinkies sakes!

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Another Kalani approved book and perfect for those snowed in days. A socially inept man adopts a one-eyed dog who he shares his biggest secrets with. Written beautifully it puts into words the loving bond between a man and his dog.

It is a depressing story - being real. But there is also beauty that makes it worth the read.

#dogsoflitsy

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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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#currentlyreading This book keeps bringing up all my favorite places. I thought I was going to spend the weekend hiding from bad weather but looks like I'll have to make a visit to Woodinville Whiskey!

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You OWE it to your dog to read this book. Not to mention dogs are master trainers and will figure you out and have you trained themselves if you don't keep up. A happy and understood dog is obedient and understands their job (and has one!). Dominance training will only train a dog to be afraid of you. If you want a best friend learn puppers language for yourself!! Kalani approves this book.

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As a nervous climber this helped me overcome a lot of mental blocks I had climbing. It also gave me some tools that have helped me in other aspects of my life.

Climbing can be a great confidence builder. And this is a great book to help get through those lessons if you find yourself on that journey.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern

I try to use the Library. It's cheaper and more sustainable. We have a great one and everything I want to read/see/listen to is always available.

Except this book! #216 on the waiting list! Will it be worth that wait??

BillBlume Depends on your tastes. The language of the writing is beautiful, and it‘s got an interesting premise. If you‘re more into plot... maybe not. I‘m early in it, but that‘s my impression, so far. 1w
RogueMusings @BillBlume Thank you! I can get into beautiful writing in a big way. Annie Dillard - that's my jam. I guess I'll see how I feel as I start dipping into the 100's on the waiting list after starting in the 300's last month. Normally I avoid books with long waits until the hype wears down. But NPR compared it to my childhood game MYST and that did it. So either I spend some money or continue to hype it up in my head for another few months. 1w
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The Mirage | Matt Ruff
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This book crosses into territory so ridiculous it was fun. While a serious book I was laughing out loud. But that is because both sides are just so ridiculous even in real life. Some truth: I got bored in the middle and put it down for 3 months. A war movie got me thinking about it again and suddenly it wasn't boring anymore.

Needs a certain mind-frame which is fair. A good time for this one with the Middle East political climate.

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Power is written like a cross between a science/history report and a drama. The concept is brilliant. The story is definitely thought provoking. However, I constantly felt like I was just powering through to see how it ends. It wasn't so terrible I wanted to give up. Just good enough so I kept going. Towards the end I used an audio version.

It isn't a book in my list of recommendations to people but I would say give it a shot if they asked.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 3d
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