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Seshat

Seshat

Joined September 2016

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Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
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I've been listening to the Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook of Frankenstein and it is everything I could have wished! It's an amazing reading.

MaleficentBookDragon I love anything that Dan Stevens reads. 6d
readordierachel Yes! I loved his narration of this. 6d
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"I no longer see the world and its works as they before appeared to me. Before, I looked upon the accounts of vice and injustice that I read in books or heard from others as tales of ancient days or imaginary evils; at least they were remote and more familiar to reason than to the imagination; but now misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters thirsting for each other's blood."

/ Illustration by Lynd Ward

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I have loved the Greek myths since early childhood and Stephen Fry's retelling was exceptional.

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Winter's Tale | William Shakespeare

Leontes. Break up the seals and read.

Officer. [Reads]. Hermione is chaste;
Polixenes blameless; Camillo a true subject; Leontes a jealous tyrant...

Lords. Now blessed be the great Apollo!

Hermione. Praised!

Leontes. Hast thou read truth?

Officer. Ay, my lord; even so As it is here set down.

Leontes. There is no truth at all i' the oracle...

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I really was loving this book, up until the very end. I'm afraid the ending kind of ruined it for me.

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This is an excellent book. The audio is excellent as well. I've loved the Greek myths since I was a small child. I also love Stephen Fry, so this is definitely up my alley.

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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"I‘ve always been suspicious of game changers,‘ she added. ‘Sometimes the game doesn‘t need changing – or no one has a clear idea of which game will be changed, and for what and how much.‘"

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde

"‘She punched me in the eye so hard she detached my retina,‘ he said, ‘and all I did was place the preposition at the end of the sentence.‘

‘That‘s grounds for an investigation, certainly a reprimand, maybe even charges,‘ I said, ‘against Toccata,‘ I added, in case he misunderstood"

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde

"‘I need a new Novice with a good memory to train up. Good career path. Exciting too. Lots of challenges. Bit of cash, extra pudding. Medium to high risk of death.‘

‘What was the last bit again?‘

‘Extra pudding.‘

‘And after that?'

‘Coffee and mints?‘

‘I meant on your list.‘

‘Oh – medium to high risk of death.‘"

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Memoires D'Un Ane | Comtesse De Sgur
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A book from 1884. It belonged to my great grandmother, though it was published before her birth.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This is really good so far.

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Before I read Edinburgh, I read The Institute and I really enjoyed it. I feel it is definitely one of the better Stephen King books. Cate Blanchette should play Mrs. Sigsby in the dramatization.

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Edinburgh: A Novel | Alexander Chee
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So, this was a well-written book with beautiful, word-smithy language but not my usual read. I was kind of afraid I would want to toss it across the room like A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, which I hated for ending up being purely misery porn. Edinburgh had it's share of misery but didn't leave such a bad taste in my mouth. I found it a quick read and I should have posted some of the quotes I loved. 4/5 with the caveat this is a tough story.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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The was a perfect sequel to Handmaid's Tale and, in my opinion, a superior book to Handmaid's Tale. When Handmaid's Tale came out, I was 12. I heard a talk about it on NPR as my mother had that station on when taking me to school. I thought it sounded amazing and, six months later, when I was 13 and had a adult library card, I saw it and checked it out. The Testaments is everything I could wish.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood


"How tedious is a tyranny in the throes of enactment. It‘s always the same plot."

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood

From The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood -

"There was a third kind of person who came into The Clothes Hound without buying anything. These were the young women in long silvery dresses and white hats who called themselves Pearl Girls and said they were missionaries doing God‘s work for Gilead. They were a lot creepier than George."

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"History is what you call a Level Two Chaotic System."

Centique I‘m hoping to get to this book next year, it looks so good! 1mo
Seshat It's excellent, @Centique 1mo
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Brehm's Life of Animals: A Complete Natural History for Popular Home Instruction and for the Use of Schools. Mammalia | Alfred Edmund Brehm, Edward Pechuel-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, Richard Schmidtlein
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From Brehm's Thierleben Alfred Brehm, illus. by Frederich Schiller. 1870. This belonged to my second great grandfather Hindermann.

Lcsmcat Gorgeous! 1mo
Seshat Thanks, @Lcsmcat 1mo
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Continuing my ramble in Thra. I love the Dreamfasting.

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As the Netflix series is so good, I thought I would read this. It's a swift read. I'm almost done and this is only my second day reading it. It's quite enjoyable.

LibrarianRyan I‘m reading it tooo. But I‘m making myself finish the book before I watch the series. 2mo
Seshat @LibrarianRyan I couldn't wait! It's such a fully realized world. 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 My library had an ebook available, so I just downloaded it. Thanks! 2mo
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Completely charming. I was only overseas during the student trip I took when I was 17 but now I want to see the Tower again.

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The Price of Time | Tim Tigner
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This was a quick read but, after reading about a third of the book, I decided I couldn't take the "Dirk Dangerness" of it all. Also, the dialogue was awful and the flipping between first person and not-first-person didn't work for me. Ugh. I finally gave it up. 2/5 just for.an interesting premise.

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Pain d'pice | Roger Dombre, Henry Gerbault
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I should find an English translation of this. It belonged to my great grandmother when she was a child.

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The Friendly Banshee.

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Light Princess | George MacDonald
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A favorite book and a favorite illustrator.

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Beowulf | Anonymous
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I got this in the mail yesterday! 1977 Folio Society Beowulf. Lithography by Virgil Burnett, translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

LauraJ Lovely 💕 2mo
JazzFeathers 😍 2mo
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Works of Charles Lever Volume 3 | Charles James Lever
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This must have belonged to second great grandfather Fallon. It's in terrible shape. 1881.

Lcsmcat What a wonderful treasure! 2mo
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I found THIS at Goodwill, too! Stunning and in great condition. I have a well-worn paperback this is replacing.

Lcsmcat Love when that happens! 3mo
Seshat @Lcsmcat Absolutely! 3mo
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Ballywhinney Girl | Eve Bunting
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I got this at the Goodwill today! 50 cents and the illustrations are charming. My niece will love it.

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This is a great book. Wright has so many wonderfully hilarious, snarky, relatable asides.

"When we are electing government officials, it is not stupid to ask yourself, “If a plague broke out, do I think this person could navigate the country through those times, on a spiritual level, but also on a pragmatic one? Would they be able to calmly solve one problem, and then another one, and then the next one? Or would bodies pile up in the streets?"

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The High Kings | Joy Chant
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When you behead your cheating husband in single combat, then have his side-piece drowned in the river and become High Queen of Britain.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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The Illustrated Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Another one from the illustrated Good Omens. I've loved the book since I first read it in 2006. The show has been a balm.

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The sleeping beauty | Mercer Mayer
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Beauty and the Beast was Mayer's masterpiece but his Sleeping Beauty is still lovely.

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The fair Lady Druscilla of Raven's Court knows how to deal with stalkers.

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The Rose | David Austin
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1. Roses, particularly the David Austin ones.

2. If we're not counting re-reads, Stone of Farewell by Tad Williams.

3. Good Omens! If you've already done that, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.

4. William Butler Yeats.

@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

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Catwings | Ursula K Le Guin
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I'm grieving at the moment. I lost Cinder, my beloved companion of almost 17 years this weekend. #catsoflitsy

Sace I'm so sorry for your loss. 4mo
Crazeedi Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear you lost your beloved friend. Mine are both 16 years old, so I cherish every day. Sending a big hug😢 4mo
Jas16 I am so sorry 4mo
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Megabooks I am so sorry! 💔💔 sending hugs! 4mo
La_Cori I am so sorry for your loss 💔 4mo
julesG I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs! 4mo
Centique Ohhh so sorry to hear it. Cinder looks beautiful 😰 4mo
TheBookDream I‘m sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful cat. 4mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 4mo
Davor I'm sorry for your loss 😢 4mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. 💔 4mo
Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. 4mo
BookishTrish So sorry for your loss xo 4mo
Purrfectpages As one fur mom to another, I‘m so sorry for your loss. 4mo
readordierachel So sorry for your loss 4mo
Seshat Thank you, @JessClark78 4mo
Seshat Thank you @TheBookDream 4mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk So sorry for your loss. 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser So sorry to hear xx 3mo
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Weaveworld | Clive Barker

I am listening to my audiobook of Weaveworld again and I just heard the part where "The Prophet" makes his big "Make the Fugue Great Again" speech.

“Talk of Power and Might would always attract an audience. Lords never went out of fashion.”
― Clive Barker, Weaveworld

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Second Life of Nick Mason | Steve Hamilton
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This is a good time travel book. The perspective is aggressively straight, white male and there are shifts in narration that can be confusing but I did find it quite enjoyable and a speedy read , even so. 4/5.

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The Illustrated Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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This arrived today. It is gorgeous.

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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Lyra and the Gyptians from His Dark Materials, my current read.

#wanderingjune #gypsyroad @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen I need to watch this film! It looks visually stunnng 4mo
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture 😍😀 4mo
JazzFeathers Is this the new tv series? 4mo
kaysworld1 Golden compass the film was brilliant x 4mo
Seshat @JazzFeathers Yes. I can't wait until it comes out. I'm reading the books. 4mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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It's Best Friends Day! *Queue the Queen tune*

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I got the 10th anniversary edition of Good Omens in 2006. I thought I would share the author photos from it, which I love.

The series has been stellar and perfect in every way. Times have been tough lately but I can't even explain how soothing this show has been.

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"Her grandmother had once told her that one could blame ugliness on one‘s genes and ignorance on one‘s education, but there was absolutely no excuse whatsoever for being dull."

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The Nutcracker | E.T.A. Hoffman
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I also found a Maurice Sendak-illustrated Nutcracker at the book sale!

tpixie Lovely 😊 5mo
Lcsmcat I love that edition! 5mo
Seshat Thanks, @tpixie @Lcsmcat I collect Sendak. 5mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Those dresses actually look comfortable! 5mo
Seshat @JanuarieTimewalker13 They do. I like that style of dress. 5mo
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There Will Be Time | Poul Anderson
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A 1972 hardcover I picked up at the book sale yesterday. It was obviously printed on acid free as there's not a scrap of yellowing. I'm a sucker for time travel, so I got it.

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A Window in Thrums | J. M. Barrie
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1896 editon I picked up because of the cover.

Lcsmcat Beautiful! 5mo
tpixie Lovely 😊 5mo
LeahBergen It‘s lovely! 5mo
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Nachfolge Christi (1839) | Thomas Von Kempis, Thomas Johannes Gossner
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An 1839 German edition of Imitation of Christ that, from what I can tell, was given to my second great grandfather Hindermann in 1873, when he was around 16.

LeahBergen Cool! 5mo
Seshat Thanks, @LeahBergen @tpixie I wanted to have a picture of the inscription, too, but Litsy only allows one picture. 5mo
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On to book two!

Branwen This series is so good! I just started book three! 😀 5mo
Seshat @Branwen Awesome. It really is astonishingly good. 5mo
Larkken Book 2 is one of my faves of all time. I'm glad to see the trilogy getting some love! 5mo
Seshat Thanks, @Larkken I'll start Green Angel tower soon. 5mo
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This book was amazing! I am kicking myself for not stealing my cousin's copy and reading it when I noticed it in her room decades ago. This is so much better so far than A Song of Ice and Fire.

Art by Simon Chen (see link):
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/oeoGz

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I loved his Otherland books! I‘ll have to read this series at some point. 5mo
Seshat @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Do it! I am entranced. 5mo
Larkken "So much better than a song of ice and fire" ?hear, hear!! 5mo
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