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SimplyShelia

SimplyShelia

Joined September 2016

(☄=.25) Reader of almost every genre. Always looking for my next favorite book. SheliaMejia on Goodreads.
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Patrick Rothfuss is one of a very few writers imho that can release a book that is this massive yet not leave me feeling like the editor didn't don their job taking out excess. I am engrossed in Kvothe's world every moment I'm in it. Kvothe has become one of my favorite characters, taking a place among characters like FitzChilvary in Robin Hobb's, (another master of massive books done well), Farseer series.

Waiting for the next one...

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Though the exact way this particular dystopia unfolds may feel unlikely, it does open the mind to the many ways a regime could choose to terrorize and effectively wall off any given sect of its citizens.

I would've liked to have had more detail on numerous characters and the inner workings of the resistance. The final chapters needed expanded upon in order to give depth and believability to the story.

Good book but not great imho.

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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The youngest girl in this photo is my 3rd great grandmother.

As for the book...

TW: Incest, sexual violence

I loved the premise of following multiple generations of a family of witches but I was not impressed with this particular execution.

I don't consider myself prudish but the sexual encounters were almost all violent. I despised the casual use of the term rape for consensual sex, even if violent.

The book was too long, needed editing

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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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I feel like I've been reading this book for so long! At this point I'm nor sure where it's going but I'm too heavily invested to give up now. Cool, rainy, Autumn day so should be great for reading!

IamIamIam I remember reading that for ages and I was so lost that I forgot where the story actually was going!!! 2mo
SimplyShelia @IamIamIam I like the basic premise and following one family for multiple generations but it feels so repetitive at times and too many generations where nothing worthwhile seems to happen. I keep wondering why she's spending so much time on some people. I'd rather more time with the interesting generations and then another book summarizing the boring generations before it picks up with interesting characters again. 2mo
IamIamIam @SimplyShelia I remember feeling like I should have taken notes! Lol... I can say I never continued with the series and pretty much gave up on Anne Rice forever! 😤😂😂 2mo
SimplyShelia @IamIamIam This is my first Anne Rice! I heard so many good things about her for years but I have not been impressed with this one. It started great! Idk if she was just trying to do too much or what but I don't understand how half this book didn't wind up cut by am editor. 2mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Possibly very unpopular opinion: it was just ok imho. I would've enjoyed it much better if the whole book were from Aunt Lydia's POV.

It felt like the book was simply a ploy to unite two certain characters. Honestly, it felt like fanfic to me. I understand the desire to have the two characters team up but it didn't feel organic. My guess is she's giving the show fans what they want, (or maybe need before the next season).

ClairesReads Strong agreement! 2mo
SimplyShelia Also, Agnes,(aka Hannah), was old enough to remember at least June's last visit if nothing else. It bothered me that this book ignored this since she wanted to know why June hadn't already come back for her. She was no longer a small child the last visit and definitely should've remembered, even if the memories became a bit fuzzy over time. 2mo
SimplyShelia @ClairesReads Thanks, I thought people might think I was crazy! 2mo
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TheEllieMo I‘m inclined to agree with you, I definitely found it a little disappointing 2mo
SimplyShelia @TheEllieMo Maybe my opinion isn't quite as unpopular as I thoght. 2mo
BookwormM I would have enjoyed it more if the narrators were not “characters” 2mo
SimplyShelia @BookwormM I can definitely see where that would've flowed much more naturally. 2mo
Kaylamburson I agree! I'm a bit confused in general because it seemed pointless to plant Baby Nicole just to make her escape again. I mean I guess to get her sister and take the info to destroy Gilead, but it just felt like a half-baked plan. 2mo
SimplyShelia @Kaylamburson yes, it feels very contrived. It's just too spot on for what most fans would've wanted. 2mo
Kaylamburson 100%. It was nice to find a bunch of others who feel like I do. 2mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Triggers;:Violence, domestic abuse
Beautiful, wild and dangerous, Alaska can be your heaven and your hell. It is also most about battling your own demons and your family's. But, having had several losses of my own lately, the losses moved me.

Idk what the point was in a few decisions but overall, I recommend it. I care about the characters, their lives and will think about several of them for awhile as they seem to have settled into my head.

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At first I didn't think I liked this one as much as the first in the series but then I found I didn't want to put it down. Enjoying this series and looking forward to the next book!

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I was unsure about this one with the historical setting and zombies but I enjoyed it so much that I didn't want to put it down. It drew me in right away and I cared about the quirky characters and their misadventures.

Also some deep themes about racism and our society. I'm looking forward to the next in this series.

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It took me a few chapters but after I really got into it I didn't want to put it down. I love the complicated characters, sometimes the heroes make huge mistakes, sometimes the villans are all too human.

A couple of character comebacks are a bit too convenient for my taste.

I am anxiously awaiting the next in the series.

Hail Reaper!

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Delightful rendering of Russian folklore. It's a slow burner but I enjoyed that the author didn't rush the tale. No romance to be found, (yay!), just a headstrong girl becoming a woman. Of course, no one believes that she not only sees but speaks with the guardians that keep everything running smoothly. They think her a witch when it is made plain she is different. The priest brings fear with his words and fear is powerful when weaponized.

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Slow Regard of Silent Things | Patrick Rothfuss
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I was hoping for answers as to why Auri lives as she does, the answers are not in this book.

What you do get in this book is an intimate look into Auri's current day to day life. It is a beautiful character study. If you need a novella to get you out of your own head for a bit, this should do it. That being said, the book is not for everyone. You need to be able to give yourself over to Auri's simple tasks, not look for plots that aren't there.

GingerAntics I‘m feeling iffy on this one. It seems a pity to spend the price for a novel, for a novella, and not be sure you‘re actually going to like it. (edited) 4mo
SimplyShelia I borrowed it. I probably wouldn't recommend buying unless it was pretty cheap but them I'm frugal anyway. 4mo
Soubhiville I love this book. 4mo
SimplyShelia @Soubhiville It was not what I expected but it is so well written and simple yet deep. Some writers can't flesh out characters enough to make you care what happens to them but he manages to make you care about objects in this book! 4mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Trigger warnings:
Violence
Rape

I've seen some rave reviews for this book but in an unpopular opinion, I didn't like it. The beginning was interesting, but beyond that it fell flat for me.

The author is female, but it honestly felt, (to me), like what men would do if they were women and given this new power. I'm not implying women lack the capacity for violence or cruelty, simply that the application didn't feel like a natural progression.

shawnmooney Co-signing this. The overrated book of the 21st-century. :-) I bailed halfway through. 4mo
Reggie I did give it a pick but I totally agree. If you handed me this book with no author‘s name, I would have thought a man wrote it. 4mo
SimplyShelia @shawnmooney Yes! Thank you :) 4mo
SimplyShelia @Reggie I'm so glad it wasn't just me! 4mo
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I wanted a change of pace with something different and this one delivered!

I enjoyed the relaxed pace that allows the tale to unfold naturally and unrushed. If you're looking for fast-paced action, this is not going to be a good fit but if you want to take some time and get to a few interesting characters and be walked through the making of a hero then check out this book.

SamanthaMarie I LOOOOOVE The Name of the Wind. ♡♡ 4mo
GingerAntics Love this book. Love the next one, as well. Still patiently waiting for the conclusion of the trilogy. 4mo
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SimplyShelia @GingerAntics I'm waiting for the second book from the library. Then I'm sure I'll be right there with ya! 4mo
GingerAntics Come on library!!! Sending good vibes that your hold comes in soon. 4mo
SimplyShelia Oh, I saw that there is going to be a series on Showtime I think it was. Could be very good. 4mo
SimplyShelia @GingerAntics Thank you! I'm hoping I'll get one of those skip the line loans that happen occasionally lol 4mo
GingerAntics Your library has skip the line loans? Seriously? I‘m sure the person who currently has it is enjoying it, and I don‘t want to rush them or anything, but I do. For you. lol 4mo
SimplyShelia @GingerAntics I just started seeing them a few weeks ago, I'm not sure when they started them but it's been great, it's how through the Throne of Glass series so quickly. Maybe the person next in line has already borrowed the limit or something? Thank you for rooting for me lol 4mo
8little_paws I love this picture! But I admit I absolutely hated this book. 4mo
GingerAntics They haven‘t added an option to hold off on your hold, have they? That would actually be nice. Instead of passing completely and going to the back of the line, just let the person behind you have it, then when they‘re done you can have it. 4mo
SimplyShelia @8little_paws Thanks it's from am area not far from where I'm from. It's called Stone Face, it's just over the border going from Kentucky into Virginia. As for the book, everyone likes what they like and even that changes sometimes throughout life. 4mo
SimplyShelia @GingerAntics That would be nice but there's only the option to suspend hold, I'm not entirely sure if you go to the back of the line with that. 4mo
GingerAntics I don‘t think we even have that. That‘s a nice little feature, whatever ends up happening. A hold for your hold. lol I‘d like to put a hold on my holds please. 4mo
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War Storm | Victoria Aveyard
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Meh

I didn't love it. For me, it was just ok. Felt too long yet not finished, which I guess doesn't make sense. A lot of repetition. I didn't feel Mare's character showed much development, especially compared to other characters.

In the epilogue I expected a bit more of time to have passed and a peak at the new world.

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LibraryThing as a library service | Aina Manso Santolaria

Question for all the library readers out there!

I, of course have my local library card but have wondered if it's worth it to get a non-resident card from a bigger library. Waitlists for popular titles can be ridiculous for my local library but is that any better at a bigger library? I appreciate any feedback you can offer!

suzie.reads Can you not order books from other libraries to be delivered to your local library? 5mo
SimplyShelia @suzie.reads I'm mainly talking about ebooks, I should've clarified. I can never seem to get physical books returned on time! 😁 5mo
suzie.reads Oh right we have borrowbox in the UK which is really good, I use that for ebooks. 5mo
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Booknerd2 My library is in what they call RiverShare, which is about 6 or 7 cities/communities. The ebook waits are always longer than physical books. 🤨 I just read an article where one of the major publishers decided to only allow the purchase of one newly released ebook for libraries in the first 6 months of release. Then they will make more available. The reasoning was not enough sale if it‘s too readily available at libraries. 5mo
SimplyShelia @suzie.reads Thank you 5mo
SimplyShelia @Booknerd2 It makes sense, I hate that it will make it even worse. I get that they need to drive sales but I can't afford to buy all the books I read or want to read. I generally do buy from favorite authors or books I decide I want to own. 5mo
Booknerd2 @SimplyShelia I think if they were using their heads they would realize that anyone reading their books and talking/posting about them, whether they bought them or not, is a good thing. I almost exclusively use the library, unless they simply don‘t have a copy and can‘t borrow. I‘ve only run into it once. 5mo
SimplyShelia @Booknerd2 My thoughts exactly! I follow and promote authors on Twitter, recommend and even buy books as gifts. I think it's unrealistic, (financially and spatially speaking), for most people to buy every single book that peaks their interest. Our libraries are treasures and I'm definitely thankful for mine. 5mo
Booknerd2 @SimplyShelia Amen 🙏💜💜💜 5mo
sprainedbrain I have an unusual situation... I live in a tiny town with a tiny library that is barely open and doesn‘t participate with other libraries in share programs. For a couple of years now, I have had two out of state library cards (Brooklyn Public and Fairfax County) and I don‘t know what I would do without them. I pay a total of $77 per year and save so much money on audiobooks and ebooks. 5mo
SimplyShelia @sprainedbrain Thanks! I may check them out and see what they offer. 5mo
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King's Cage | Victoria Aveyard
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It felt rather predictable for me in large part, although I still enjoyed it. It also seems rather far fetched that both brothers are so obsessed with Mare. I like that she kept the fight in her instead of succumbing to her circumstances. She became quite adept at manipulating Maven. Not my favorite in the series but it will move the story forward.

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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I need to review the earlier books, I read them in quick succession, now I have to refresh myself on each book! Also; serious book hangover.

Satisfying ending but you'll likely be battle weary getting there. I like the characters, Manon is my favorite. I like Aelin's confidence and the fact that she is a fighter but also enjoys the finer things. I appreciate that this series actually addresses menstruation, one of the first I've read that does.

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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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Character development! Great book, interesting characters.

I cared more about the Blood Shrike story than most of the rest in this one although I did get invested in the Cook's storyline.

Also, I'm hoping the last book will give Keris' full story.

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I've had a traumatic couple of months and am having issues with sleep. A shoutout to characters and worlds that reading opens to us. When I am having trouble sleeping, this is one of my go-to favorites. Chapter 8 and 9 are everything!

Mimi28 I hope things better ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic series! I love Robin Hobb‘s books. I hope things get better for you though. Sending you {hugs} & peaceful vibes. 💚 7mo
SimplyShelia @Mimi28 Thank you 7mo
SimplyShelia @wanderinglynn Me too! Thank you very much. 7mo
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Mehso-so

Trigger warnings:
Domestic abuse
Animal cruelty

Just ok overall for me. Some parts I loved but others were quite difficult.

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How I miss Jon Stewart's voice on the national stage! Jon's ability to see through the bullshit and shine the spotlight on it is simply unparalleled. I listened to the audiobook and it was great. It made me want to take the entire journey with Jon and the staff again. I did seek out YouTube for the Crossfire interview and a few other things.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I felt the same way with this one... I miss him and his team so much. 7mo
SimplyShelia @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I know! Don't get me wrong I like Trevor Noah but Jon revolutionized political satire. He had such an eye for talent too! That show and cast was once in a lifetime. I wish Jon would do something with HBO or even Netflix or something. We could use his voice these days. 7mo
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What a fascinating woman Beryl Markham was! I look forward to reading her biography. She dared to carve out her own life at a time when she was given a quite narrow definition of what a woman's life is. Overall, this is a pick, with few reservations. I would've preferred less attention on her love life, but I suppose that was a large portion of her life and needed to understand her choices.

Mynameisacolour Loved this one!💕 8mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I love both Obamas even more after reading this book. I'm thoroughly and finally convinced Michelle will never run, it is not who she is. I will say, however, that the next democratic president needs to find a way to involve her. She would thrive at heading up a group dedicated to policy directly affecting education for undervalued young people, especially young women of color. I can't wait to see what Malia and Sasha do.

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Interesting and informative regarding our Appalachian roots and the ongoing struggle to drag our region forward. This book made me miss the area in which I grew up. I'm not that far away, being now in northeast Tennessee but miss southeastern Kentucky something fierce sometimes. The coal mines have been all but gone for years now, having taken most everything else with them. The corporate influence and continued greed is all too evident there.

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Such a satisfying read in so many ways! Maggie is such a badass and deeply flawed, but you will be rooting for her. She slays monsters, even if some are in human form. All the while she must be wary of tricksters. Looking forward to the next book in this series!

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Even though I saw it coming a mile away, the getting there was still worth it. Likeable and hateable characters. Mare has to learn to survive at court after being lowborn. Can she trust anyone? Probably not. But she will learn to fight for her survival after joining forces with the Red Guard as a spy.

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Listened to this audio book over several days of cleaning. Meticulously researched, thoroughly explained. Rachel traces the drift away from recognizing the costs of war on a human level as well as a monetary one. Also covered in this book are alarming facts about military privatization and the state of our nuclear weaponry and the handling of it. I learned a great deal and need Rachel to write more books!

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Surprisingly, I actually found the second book in the series better than the first. Anxious to read the next one.

Definitely worth the read!

Nessavamusic This series is fantastic! 10mo
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Enjoyable first book of this series. Memorable and likeable characters. Definitely a pick for me with a few eye rolls for the double love triangle, (love square?). That being said, you will definitely root for Elias as well as Laia. Already borrowed the next in the series, trying to wait until tomorrow to start it...

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I've always liked Katy Tur and her snarkiness. She not only shares her journey through the craziness of the 2016 presidential campaign but much of her personal history. She is funny, smart, snarky and has a foul mouth. I adore her even more! I can't believe how many details of the election cycle I had forgotten! (Blocked out?!?)

If you are choosing between hard copy or audio, go audio. Katy is a great narrator, no big surprise.

GingerAntics I‘m sure we all have a type of PTSD where we‘ve forgotten in an attempt to preserve our sanity. 10mo
SimplyShelia @GingerAntics I absolutely believe you're right. I actually gasped several times because I couldn't believe I had forgotten certain moments. It left me in awe that even after all those things, America really did elect that man. 10mo
GingerAntics It‘s truly unbelievable, isn‘t it? This is an aptly titled book. I think part of it may be that we‘ve been so desensitised to his madness, two years in, that it‘s easier to block stuff out than keep a running tally. 10mo
SimplyShelia Definitely! The, "this is not normal," mantra becomes difficult after it becomes the new normal. It will take much longer than his tenure as president to undo the harm he had done on every level, and that is not including the harm we won't be able to undo. 10mo
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I enjoyed this one much more than the previous book in the series. That being said, I actually feel like the villains are more fleshed out than the good guys. The good guys are all, "too good," in that none of them have bad habits or personality flaws. DK never seems to miss an opportunity to remind us how hot the MC is, which always takes me out of the moment and into an eye roll.

In short, good book, some DK typical flaws but also his flair.

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Mars Room | Rachel Kushner
Mehso-so

Seems like I saw a lot of good reviews for this one but for me it was just meh. Just never sparked my interest, took me awhile to finish because I kept going to the other books I've been reading instead.

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Definitely not my favorite Hobb series butt I am glad I finished it, as I found this last book the best of the series. I'd give this one 3.5/5.

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As for the quote, I should've verified but apparently it was not Hemingway. I can't seem to find a specific origin for the quote, although it does seem to be a summary of a Leonard Cohen song lyric.

Sorry for any confusion my being hasty may have caused.

Crazeedi I wish more realized how true this is 11mo
mdhughes72 Sounds like a line from a Leonard Cohen song. 11mo
Texreader Great quote 11mo
Tamra Such an insightful quote for writers! 11mo
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Continuing the series as I still want to know what happens but struggling through it a bit. Not sure how I feel about the story premise at this point but the execution remains just ok.

Buster just wonders when it's time to go out. It's currently 11° here so I'm not anxious to leave my electric throw as yet.

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Shaman's Crossing | Robin Hobb
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Definitely not among my favorite Hobb series. Still, I did come to care about some of the characters. Usually, I enjoy detail but in this series I felt numerous times that Hobb became so encumbered in detail that I found myself skimming some pages. I suppose I'll finish the series to find out what happens but I feel more like I want to see it through rather than getting lost in this world.
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mdhughes72 Nice photo! 11mo
SimplyShelia @mdhughes72 Thank you! It's actually the path to an old graveyard where some of my mom's family is buried. Nerd that I am, it fascinates me and I took a bunch of photos 🤷🏻‍♀️ 11mo
Crazeedi Stunning photo!❤️ 11mo
SimplyShelia @Crazeedi Thank you! 11mo
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Ship of Destiny | Robin Hobb
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Read completely out of order but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. This one gives you lots to think about as you read. At the moment I find myself contemplating the way we shape ourselves and possibly people and events around us by which parts of ourselves we decide to hold on to our let go as we journey through life.
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Fool's Fate | Robin Hobb
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As with all Hobb's series set in this world, I enjoyed every moment. I read the series out of order, (after The Farseer Trilogy I actually skipped to Fitz and the Fool), but am happy to have went back to read this trilogy. I think I may buy these books so I can revisit these characters.
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GingerAntics This is so very true. 12mo
SimplyShelia Most definitely @GingerAntics! The Fool is wise even if he denies it. 12mo
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To give a detailed review I'd have to make the whole review a spoiler. It broke my heart. Read it.

TrishB The whole series of books broke my heart several times! 12mo
SimplyShelia I know! RH does not spare your heart 💔😭 12mo
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Feels like this book is pointing to a harsh goodbye...
I can only hope not... I'm not ready!

SimplyShelia 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 12mo
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm #FestiveBookishBox

This year has been about finding my way through life again. I lost my mom the day after thanksgiving last year. Reading has been crucial to finding my way. I've dived into fantasy and had adventures with dragons, and then groped for understanding the state of the world these days with political and philosophical works. I'm finally starting to look forward to the start of the new year.

Bklover Much love to you💛. Hope that your heart finds some peace this next year. 12mo
SimplyShelia @Bklover Thank you so much. I hope the coming year is good for you. 💚 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m glad reading has been a comfort and helping you find your way through life again. Here‘s to peace and love (and more reading) in your life next year! Thanks for entering, 👍🧡 12mo
SimplyShelia Thank you for your kind words and for hosting a giveaway! 📚 12mo
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Mad Ship | Robin Hobb
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Lots of women learning what power they possess and how to use it in this book. Etta is one of my favorite characters in this series. You definitely want her on your side. Every woman in this book is on her own journey and even if the plot didn't knit their fates throughout, I'd want to know each of them. I'm looking forward to finishing this series, though I'll have to wait until my library hold comes through!

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LauraJ Good review! 12mo
SimplyShelia Thank you @LauraJ 12mo
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SimplyShelia @readordierachel There are so many great quotes in this book! Hobb creates wonderfully observant and introspective characters. 12mo
marie3blue Which makes it so heart wrenching when Kennit is manipulating her. Etta is such a great character. 6mo
SimplyShelia @marie3blue She truly is great character. Ok be of my favorite female characters Hobb has written. Althea, Malta and Kettricken are also great characters imho. 6mo
SimplyShelia @marie3blue as for Kennit, at least is not a gender thing, he manipulates them all. 6mo
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Not my favorite book in the series. It seemed like someone decided to ' kill off' several characters and felt sloppy. The explanation for both Gavin and Jessie both to go and leave Travis was ridiculous. Also, it seemed strange to simply name the elites and intellectuals as the enemy, (felt like a shortcut to use buzzwords instead of pointing out lust for money and power as being the core issues, for instance).

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Robin Hobb. Ok, yes, this book could be a bit shorter. But, were it to be at the expense of words like these, then it would not be worth it. I appreciate the layers that the prophetic dreams give Hobb's series, as well as the often poetic prose they lend. A fitting end for some characters I adore. I will never be over this book.

All the stars.

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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Well written and informative.

JustJill1963 I enjoyed it also. 12mo
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I am perhaps too deeply attached to these characters, I freely admit. The more I read of this world, the more I want to read of it. I'm glad I'm not quite done with it yet and well be grieved when I am.

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I read this book like an addict and have already downloaded the next in the series from my library.

Fitz is faced consistently with choices that all have less than desired outcomes. I don't want to give many details lest I spoil it for anyone but I will just say that the beginning of this series is another stellar volume in Hobb's work involving FitzChilvary.

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TrishB Brilliant series 💕 13mo
SimplyShelia @TrishB I've already started the second book! I had other library holds come through but I wasn't ready to leave these characters just yet. 13mo
TrishB Know exactly how you feel! 13mo
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I am so sad to be parting with these characters! An epic end to the Farseer trilogy. I can't say more than that without breaking it down in a way that will spoil it.

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TrishB It‘s an awesome trilogy 💜 carry on with the rest of Fitz and the Fool‘s story though- it‘s incredible! 13mo
SimplyShelia I definitely intend to! I'm so not ready to let these characters go, and I noticed the first book available from my library through Libby so I don't have to leave them yet! 💚 13mo
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No longer complacent. No longer going with the flow. Today we vote to take it back. Nervously hopeful as I await the results.

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Fascism: A Warning | Madeleine Albright
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There is so much information in this book I feel like I should be taking notes! Even though it is so information-packed, it is not a difficult read. Except, that is, in the areas that eerily mirror our current world, which happen to be quite a lot. Definitely worth the read!

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