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Sasstronaut

Sasstronaut

Joined January 2020

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1. A yoga mat and card deck. It started a lifelong practice (with some gaps here and there) that has helped me, both mentally and physically, throughout my life.
2. My father and his many boxes of sci-fi books.
3. Don‘t have one. Been a jill-of-all-trades drifter before being a SAHM.
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Eggs Thanks for joining in ❣️📚🤗 1y
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Space Struck | Paige Lewis
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Pancakes!
Pie! Always pie.
Hardcover.
Sweet.

#ThoughtfulThursday

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I enjoyed the writing and multi-faceted approach to this. A good book that should be read.

#ReadingRush2020
#LLReadathon

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

There were some things I loved and some I didn‘t. All in all, for this writing style, I think I prefer Douglas Adams.

#LLReadathon
#ReadingRush2020

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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An enjoyable read in a genre I don‘t normally get into. I‘ll be looking up the rest in the series.

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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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I liked Emira. That‘s about it. Absolutely hated Alix and the more we learned of her, the more I didn‘t like her, which felt like the point but I almost bailed a couple of times.
Story felt clunky to me.

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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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I really enjoyed these stories. Some seem present day, some post-apocalyptic or adjacent. I always love short stories.
This anthology was his first book! Hope he does more.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

Really enjoying this so far. Only about 100p in but it‘s been fun to read. Glad I finally started reading.

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Binti (Binti, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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A good follow up after a serious/hard book.

Binti is a Himba woman who dares to leave for her dream and runs into some unexpected space trouble.

The depth of feeling I have for Binti so quickly into her story speaks so well of the writing. There are so many cool little details. I want to know more about humans in this time! Looking forward to reading the next one. I want to see Binti‘s future.

#LLReadathon
#ReadingRush2020

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Binti (Binti, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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1. I am finally reading more again as well as reading things I wouldn‘t normally choose.

2. I will continue. I miss being so deep into books.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊😍😀 2y
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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This was a tough read, but an important one. Shows the everyday hardships and tragedies these women faced and how they shaped their growth - beyond what they imagined they could.

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A heartbreaking story with a better end than I expected.

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Perhaps a bad pick for a Reading Rush - It‘s a tough book and hard to read a lot of at a time.

#ReadingRush2020
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An excellent follow-up to the first and another favorite.

Pic is one of my favorite Star Trek earrings, given as a gift. Special Edition celebrating, I think, the 50th anniversary. @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Those are so awesome! I can see why they‘re your fave accessory. 😍😍😍 2y
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It finally came! Reading as much as I can until my toddler wakes up.

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Fav accessory - my Star Trek earrings
Reading “The Wanderers” but not really enjoying it.
I have visited a desert! Beautiful.

wanderinglynn Are your ST earrings like the badge or 🖖🏻? I‘d love to see a pic. 2y
Sasstronaut I‘ll post one! 2y
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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey

Having trouble getting into this book. I like most of the characters I guess. Not really sure how I feel about the writing in general though.

LeeRHarry I DNFed this one, just couldn‘t get into it. 2y
annahenke I DNF‘d this as well. Intrigued by the concept but not impressed with the execution 2y
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Space Struck | Paige Lewis
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1. Larry Niven. I love Known Space.
2. No, thanks.
3. 12 probably? A few nice occasion ones, winter boots, galoshes, running shoes, summer sandals. It adds up, huh?

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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Another great story in this collection. I was pulled into this story even once I had figure it out. So much fun to read these.

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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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Really like the style of this! A new favorite.

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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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I generally adore short stories and sci-fi, and apocalyptic themes, but not usually anything AI-based. This blew me away! I want to reach the rest of Blake Crouch‘s books now.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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An astounding story written so as to touch the soul. Having just finished, I‘m finding it quite difficult to find words to correctly convey my feelings.
5 stars because I will read it a thousand times again.
Pi‘s life-even before the trip at sea-is bright, fascinating, ensnaring. I never tired of it.
The writing is the kind that lifts me up; at times opens you up. It is touching and I find myself aching to read any and all else of the author.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel

I am loving this book!

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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson

And Barbie? I‘ve got nothing
to say to that bitch.
Not till she learns to walk
flat-footed,
like a real woman.

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Devil's Highway: A True Story | Luis Alberto Urrea
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Well written. Full of details, yet still stark in the telling. A story of one group, but also of many. Tells us if all the complicated lines intertwined in a group making a crossing and why.

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Five men stumbled out of the mountain pass so sunstruck they didn‘t know their own names, couldn‘t remember where they‘d come from, had forgotten how long they‘d been lost.

#FirstLineFriday

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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I forgot how much I love this book! The writing is good, the characters fun, and the fi is very sci. I‘m going to have to get into the rest of the series again at some point.

#LLReadathon

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Foundation | Isaac Asimov

“Hardin‘s expression became that of a man counting to ten, mentally.”
It‘s nice to be reading these again after so many years.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I like the way Trevor wrote this book. It felt like we were sitting down together and he was telling me stories - like he does when he tells stories on camera.
Trevor takes you through his South African upbringing both through the eyes of his young self and the adult views and info we need to make sense of them. In a complicated place and time, Trevor dealt with not just the apartheid difficulties but the shadows they left behind.

#LLReadathon

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah

I really enjoy the way Trevor tells stories. He knows how to punctuate serious content with humor in a way that doesn‘t cheapen it. It‘s woven very well and it‘s so hard for me to put down.

#LLReadathon

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1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green. A re-read but an enjoyable one.
2. Two, actually - #LLReadathon with my Life‘s Library book club and #ReadingRush2020

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You can only do so much pretending before you become the thing you‘re pretending to be.

#teatime

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1. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (re-read for upcoming sequel!), Flying to Pieces
2. Redshirts by John Scalzi
3. “Of course it didn‘t work out that way.”
#weekendreads

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Blonde Roots | Bernardine Evaristo
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1. Warm, but with a nice breeze. Perfect weather for a book in the shade.
2. Tent! I love camping, being in nature, and especially cooking over a campfire.
3. I only read Blonde Roots this month and I would not like to be any of those characters.
4. Same as every morning - coffee and reading. But perhaps with the added benefit of homemade pancakes!

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Blonde Roots | Bernardine Evaristo

Getting very absorbed into this flipped world.

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Flying To Pieces | Dean Ing

I‘m a big fan of Dean Ing‘s writing but it‘s been so long since I‘ve read him, I‘d forgotten. Nice to come back to.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells

“Yes, talk to Murderbot about its feelings. The ideas was so painful I dropped to 97% efficiency.”

This android is so much more relatable than I would have thought.

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The Heritage Cookbook | Russ Crandall
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Calm and relaxed, and finally recovered from flu. Taking things slowly, mentally and physically. Today is rainy so I‘m cuddled with a book and tea.

The HitchHiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy!

Finally finished organizing the kitchen and can cook again! Also prioritizing sleep.

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 Get well soon!!! ❤️🌷🦋🌸📚 2y
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1. Depends on the book! I tend to keep a lot but if I don‘t, it‘s always a donate.

2. Depends on the book and my time. Longest was a couple weeks.

3. I don‘t seem to have one. I‘ve powered through the last few ones that I couldn‘t stand.

#wondrouswednesday

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Been sick a few days and just finished a good but difficult read; this is just the pick-me-up I needed! Only a few chapters in, but I adore this concept and its beginning.

Pairs well with a Hot Toddy and my love of Star Trek.
I love it when friends gift me books!

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1. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
2. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
3. Remove it! Use it for storage only.
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4thhouseontheleft Thanks for tagging me, but #wondrouswednesday is created by the fabulous @Eggs 💜! 2y
Sasstronaut @4thhouseontheleft oh thanks! I‘m new around here so I thought you tag the person you repost from. 2y
Eggs Thanks 💗💗 @4thhouseontheleft 2y
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4thhouseontheleft Welcome to Litsy and no worries! Most creators of posts like this also like to be tagged too, so they can read all the different answers. 2y
Eggs @Sasstronaut Thanks for joining in❣️ I‘m with you on #3! Welcome to Litsy 🥳🥳 2y
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1. Flew by! Managed to keep it a calm month and enjoyed each day, for the most part.
2. How to Be Miserable: 40 strategies you already use.
3. The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
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RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗📚👏🏻 2y
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