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Rudis

Rudis

Joined May 2016

Reading my way through life
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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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How to tell your boyfriend is a keeper - he insists on spoiling you once in a while 😍📚 How did I get so lucky? #bookhaul #bestboyfriendever

BookwormAHN Nice and the lip bomb is hilarious 💚 2h
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It‘s been a while since I read the first book in the series, but I remember why I liked the series so much! It‘s a lot of fun, and the characters are fantastic! Onto the third book!

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Gate of Ivrel | C.J. Cherryh
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The first in a quartet was really good. A friend lent me the omnibus of the series, and it was better than expected. It‘s very dense & blends fantasy with sci-fi in interesting ways.

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Although I‘m not a huge Spider-person fan in general, I picked up Spider-Gwen because I adore Seanan McGuire‘s writing, and I wasn‘t disappointed. She brings her trademark wit & insight, and the art was gorgeous as well.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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It‘s not the first time I‘ve read Good Omens, but it may be the fastest, clicking in at just under 24hours from start to finish. Like always, the book was a delight & now I‘m pumped to watch the tv show.

DarcysMom I just finished episode 2. I am really enjoying the series. It is rare for me to watch something without having read the book first. I am definitely adding it to my TBR. 😁 2w
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofía Segovia
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Mehso-so

I‘m not really sure how I feel about this novel. It felt more like musings loosely tied together with some gorgeous prose than a novel. The multiple perspectives & length of time of the story made it hard for me to connect with the characters.

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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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#bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

This was a ton of fun! I don‘t fly much, and if I‘m so engrossed in a book that I‘m up late, I‘m not going to fall asleep partway through!

EclecticReaders Nice job! Glad you enjoyed it! 2w
gradcat What about liking a movie adaptation more? Just kidding. The whole thing looks like fun—how do I miss all this stuff? 2w
Rudis @gradcat I came close with the Mortal Instruments movie but not quite! ☺️ 2w
gradcat I love that! Great job, by the way! 👍😊♥️ 2w
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Despite a few rocky moments, I enjoyed the second book in the Invisible Entente series. Although I wasn‘t a big fan of the author playing up the stereotypical male gaze, everything else about the story was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed seeing her continue to weave new threads in with the already established characters.

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The Player of Games | Iain M. Banks
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book, although I‘ve never read any of the Culture novels before. I have to admit to feeling a little lukewarm about it; while I liked some of the characters, the meandering storyline that didn‘t seem to have major consequences for our main character‘s life didn‘t wrap things up satisfyingly for me.

imyril I think Gurgeh gained some perspective? Although arguably he was an ass to start and an ass at the end so maybe not enough perspective ;) 2w
Rudis @imyril agreed! Or that it happened so late that it didn‘t really effect the outcome much. 2w
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Death at Peony House | Krista Walsh
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The first book in the main series of the Invisible Entente was fantastic. Daphne wasn‘t my favourite in the novella but she jumped off the page in this book. Her story centres around solving a murder, figuring out whose riling up the ghosts, and not falling back on her addiction. Well written & good fun.

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This prequel was a great take on a closed room murder mystery, with supernatural characters who are forced to work together if they want to get out. I look forward to reading the next books in the series!

This also brings my book total to 17 for the month!

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The Goblin Emperor | Katherine Addison
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I stayed up late to finish this spellbinding book, and I don‘t regret it. I liked the way the story gradually gained steam as it went, and the characters felt very human for how alien the world was. I look forward to more.

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Every Word You Cannot Say | Iain S. Thomas
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This book hooked onto my soul, my fears and doubts, and soothed them. It was calming to read a book about things you feel but cannot express except through simple, beautiful poetry. A good start to a Monday.

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This book about cleaning takes a somewhat unconventional approach (no, not the swearing) that says “do what you can, as you can. Wash the damn dishes, and take breaks!” While reading, I found myself reconsidering how I clean, and doing a few little things around the apartment. Keeping around as a resource for sure!

#nonfiction2019 - something about survival

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I really enjoyed Adam‘s story of making, and how it applies to all trades & types of craftsman‘s ship. It‘s certainly a little biased towards the type of work he does, but there‘s lots of room for picking up just what you need. It‘s made me get back into knitting.

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A quick read about Captain Marvel‘s backstory. I didn‘t know a lot about her family, so her struggles were engrossing. I liked how away from normal superhero punching it was.

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Nocturnal | Wilder Poetry
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I adored this poetry book. It made me slow down, and I shared a lot of the poems with my boyfriend. A lot of the poetry resonated with me.

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Go: A Coming of Age Novel | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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Mehso-so

A short, interesting read. I don‘t know much about Japanese or Korean culture so I‘m sure a lot went over my head, but I enjoyed the novel & characters. It felt very philosophical at times.

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I‘ve been slowly but steadily reading more Marvel (both Captain & Ms) and loving it. Carol‘s story was mostly fun, with some serious moments & action scenes sprinkled through it. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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A rollicking adventure that took tropes & played merrily with them. I liked the characters, and the story went lots of places I wasn‘t expecting. Definitely going to get the next book set in Pell!

okthislooksbad I loved loved LOVED the audio of this, it's such a delight! So happy you liked it, too! 😄 1mo
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The (9th?) Book in the series was just as fun as the first bunch, and there was a lot more worldbuilding in this book. I liked seeing Mercy‘s place in the pack develop more.

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A unique book that takes a look at a variety of craftsmen & their crafts. It‘s a book that explores working with your hands in a multitude of ways, and it brought me a sense of calm & a desire to do more with my hands.

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Not totally book focused but my boyfriend & I are hitting Ottawa Comic-con today! I‘m sure a decent amount of my money is going to go to comics and to trying books by local authors.

britt_brooke Fun!! 1mo
wanderinglynn Have a blast! 👍🏻 1mo
JoScho Awesome!!! 1mo
BookwormAHN Have fun 😸 1mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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I flew through this weird & wonderful, mad & marvellous novel in a little under a day. It had a captivating magic that made it hard to put down. The characters & concept grabbed my attention, and the emphasis on time through the novel kept it. Another damn good book from one of my favourite authors.

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Pillow Thoughts | Courtney Peppernell
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1) Characters are the most important thing, but the description is starting to matter more to me.
2) Magnets.
3) The only cookbook I own is The Good-to-go cookbook by Kathleen Hanna & I love it.
4) It might be Courtney Peppernell, honestly. Both her books that I‘ve read have made me cry.
5) Tagging some new followers! @SarahHarts_books @emilyrose_x @vivastory @kalytle1012

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in! I agree # 1 1mo
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Mehso-so

I picked this up for free from Amazon during their World Book day, and while I found the true story interesting, it was also a bit of a slog to get through. It felt very disjointed & oddly told.

#nonfiction2019 - something with an unliveable character

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The Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett, Jan Fields
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Mehso-so

This classic was warm & cozy, a good read to start the spring with. The pace struggled at times but I enjoyed the characters.

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I really enjoyed this Ms. Marvel volume. Her friends stepping up was awesome, as was the action. It‘s easy to see how much Kamala has grown over the course of the story so far, and I‘m loving it.

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Summer Stock | Vanessa North
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This short, adorable romance was the perfect to May. Engaging, complicated characters and a fast-paced plot made it perfect to hopefully break out of my small reading slump.

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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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Mehso-so

I‘m not really sure what to make of this book. On one hand, it was a relatively fun & fast-paced read. On the other, I found it very start & stop in terms of plot development.

rretzler Agreed! I was expecting more from it somehow. 2mo
Rudis @rretzler You nailed it on the head exactly! 2mo
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This scientific look at how, why and what we can do about overeating. I found this book really enlightening on several fronts, and I‘m hoping it will help me in my own life.

#nonfiction2019 - something with science

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The End of Magic | Mark Stay
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Mehso-so

An interesting take on magic & it‘s end, but I found it fell a little flat for me. It took too long for the various storylines to come together, and none of the characters clicked for me.

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I needed to get out of a reading slump, and this short book seemed like a good option. It‘s cute, and a little simple, but it resonated with me.

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The Origin of Others | Toni Morrison
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This short book was very thought-provoking & made me think about the ways in which racism as impacted lives throughout time.

#nonfiction2019 - something written by a POC

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The sixth book was more serious and yet still just as much fun as the earlier books in the series. A lot of Honor Harrington & Horace Hornblower parallels, but they‘re half the fun of reading the story for me. I‘m not looking forward to having to wait for book 7! 😭

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A short & sweet musing about a variety of aspects of reading & reading life. I found it a fast read to fill out my nonfiction reads.

#nonfiction2019 - Something Personal

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Privateer: Alexis Carew #5 | J. A. Sutherland
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I liked book 5 in the series, especially the fact that our main character finally has to wrestle with what she really wants out of life. I hope we get more exploration of her vices in the next book, instead of having them pop up just once.

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The history of the Radium Girls was a history I knew nothing about when I started reading, but the years of suffering & hardship they went through was heart wrenching. They went through so much, but they persisted until they triumphed.

#nonfiction2019 - something you saw on Litsy

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1) knitting, baking & running!
2) I‘ve been thinking of trying cross stitch...maybe when my stash goes down a little 😂
3) yarn? I do like to try different hot chocolate flavours, although that‘s not really a hobby.
4) I was working early shifts, and needed something to keep my hands busy in the afternoon.
5) 👍❤️

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing!💜 2mo
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The third book in the series was just as cozy and wonderful as the first two. I really enjoyed seeing the different reasons people reacted to events, and how everyone had a different reason to stay or leave their home.

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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The second book in the series flew by faster than the first, and it was so good. It‘s very slice of life fiction, but with a sci-fi bent, and I love it a lot. The characters are great, and the gradually unfolded story keeps me engaged.

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1) Pacific Rim!
2) Lord of the Rings!
3) New Zealand
4) Fantasy!
5) just English 😅

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I agree with all of your answers! 3mo
Manavi 1) 3idiots 2) The Hunger games 3)Santorini 4)English, Hindi, Punjabi 2mo
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The fourth book in the series slowed down from the action in the last two, and I think it worked in the book‘s favour, letting the main character work through some issues & develop more. The main plot was great, and with the bit of a cliffhanger I wonder where the series will go next.

This makes 15 books this month, and for a month with a bit of a reading slump, I‘m very happy with that total!

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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This short & sweet collection about books & reading them & loving them was cute and adorable and so so accurate!! Loved it.

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Poetry books don‘t usually take me very long to read, but I found myself slowing down naturally as I read each poem. The poems seem to require you to slow down and feel them, and then think about them a little, and the way they present nature. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys nature or poetry in general.

Nute Love this review! Take time to “slow down and feel them.” That‘s the best way to read and enjoy poetry.🙂 3mo
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A Little Princess (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I read this years ago as a child, and adored it. Reading as an adult, I still love the character of Sara, but the language of the time made me wince in places.

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The third book in a series that started off as what I thought would be light reading but has developed to hold its own in terms of seriousness. This book tackles revolution, and doesn‘t shy away from how brutal it can be. Part near the end had me in tears at the bravery of the characters in the face of insurmountable odds.

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Canada's Favourite Recipes | Rose Murray, Elizabeth Baird
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1) Ontario, Canada
2) As much as I‘d like to travel, I‘m happy to keep living where I am.
3) In the far future, and in space!
4) Poutine, Beavertails (the sweet treat, no beavers were harmed in the making), and maple syrup are what I think of when I think Canadian food.
5) 👍❤️❤️❤️

#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 3mo
JazzFeathers Beaver tail is a sweet? I have to Google that. And maybe try and make it 😄 3mo
Rudis @JazzFeathers You know, I‘ve never thought of trying to make it before...I may copy that idea! 3mo
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Mutineer | J. A. Sutherland
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I really enjoyed book two and the ways it evolved the character and the world she inhabits. It was great to see a different kind of darkness from the first book. I can‘t wait to see where Alexis‘s new rank takes her next time.

Heideschrampf And i kept wondering what a strange name SUTHERLA100% is... 3mo
Rudis @Heideschrampf 😂😂😂 I hadn‘t even noticed that the Kindle had done that! 3mo
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I‘ve heard mixed things about this novella, but I really enjoyed it. Short and a little bittersweet, it flowed really well once I got into the rhythm. I sort of want more in the universe.