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Stegofreak

Joined February 2019

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Planetfall by Emma Newman
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Geomancer by Ian Irvine
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Planetfall | Emma Newman

68 pages (8 chapters) in and 'Planetfall' is proving to be an enjoyable read. An ideal book to kick off the new year.

aartichapati I am listening to this one right now! What did you think? 3y
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Planetfall | Emma Newman
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First read of 2020. Technically I started it in 2019, but only read the first chapter before our New Year's Eve guests arrived.

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Geomancer | Ian Irvine

I figure it's about time I cleared some of the longtime residents of from my bookshelves. Geomancer has been there for about 15 years. I'm about 150 pages in and enjoying it thus far.

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Rising | Sally Malcolm
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I've been finding it difficult to sink my teeth into a book lately so I've turned to this one that's been sitting on my shelf for a while. #Stargate #StargateAtlantis

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Captain Marvel | Kelly Thompson
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Finally up to date with the new #CaptainMarvel run. I ended up giving issues #1 and #2 a reread just to get my bearings again.

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Death Note, Volume 1 | Tsugumi Ohba
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One thing I've become increasingly aware of is the way in which authors add information about their world. If it's done badly it can really kill my emersion in the story.

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Death Note, Volume 1 | Tsugumi Ohba
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It's been so long since I read #manga but I just got an urge to do so tonight. I remember loving 'Death Note' in my early twenties, so it'll be interesting to see if it holds up a decade later.

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2078 Shadow of a Doubt | Florence Watson
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My full review of 2078: Shadow of a Doubt is now up on Geek Ireland - https://geekireland.com/2078-shadow-of-a-doubt/

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2078 Shadow of a Doubt | Florence Watson
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A very enjoyable read that just fell short of 5* for me. The premise reminds me a lot of 'V for Vendetta' though the government in this one is less authoritarian. I particularly liked the character relationships in the book with each showing a semblance of individuality. Will definitely be picking up the next book as that ending left me intrigued regarding the direction things are going.

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Got some nice #bookpost today to roind out my #CrownofStars collection. It's just a shame that #InthrRuins will be mismatched with the rest of the series.

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A ponderous tale that seems to both have a lot goong on, and so little happening. It's very clear that this is the first part of a longer story, with everything happening before the city is left behind.

The book has plenty of interesting characters, though they inhabit a cruel and dark world. I'm very interested in continuing thw tale.

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Penguin Bookchase Boardgame | Art Meets Matter
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It's book quiz time!

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2078 Shadow of a Doubt | Florence Watson
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Got a copy of this to review from the author and I must admit it has me intrigued.

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Red Queen | Christina Henry
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This might be the second book in the story, but I still find the style of the novel to be a bit weird. I just can't decide whether I like it or not.

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Mutiny on the Bounty | Charles Hall Nordhoff
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Picked up these lovely #FolioSociety editions of #MutinyontheBounty and #TheGreekMyths yesterday. Both second hand but in excellent condition.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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A really enjoyable read that does a great job of blending Edinburgh's myths with a modern story. The characters were charming and the description of the city was spot on. If I was to have one issue though, there were times when it felt like Schwab was airing her own grievances about outsiders in Edinburgh.

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Red Queen | Christina Henry
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On to my third book for the #FemmeFanTale readaton. This is one series that I've been meaning to finish for a while.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I didn't really know what to expect from this, but it turned out to be a great read. Everything from the world to the characters was perfectly realised and the narrative progressed at a nice pace. Well worth reading.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I must admit that I got chills when the story moved towards Greyfriars, just waiting for Bobby to be mentioned .

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Just over half way through and I can see why it's so well thought of.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Doubling up on #FemmeFanTale and @EclecticReaders by finally getting around to this.

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A Brilliant Void | Jack Fennell
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They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and so is the case with anthologies. While some of the stories in 'A Brilliant Void' were enjoyable, there were just too many that weren't up to scratch. Definitely a nice introduction to Irish science-fiction, but I don't think that it would encourage readers to explore further.

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
Mehso-so

I wasn't surprised to find that the author had written YA before this book. I'd probably rate it higher if I was doing so as a YA title, but this one's aimed at adults. It was enjoyable, but just missing something for me.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley

I hope I'm not supposed to be liking these characters. I'm nearly a third of the way through and none of them seem to have any redeemable qualities.

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Bookladylinda I‘m in line for this one from my library!!! 😍 3y
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Mehso-so

An interesting story that, for me, was saved by its ending. There were parts of 'The Bear and the Nightingale', particularly the first winter chapters and the arrival of Konstantin, that I found I had to struggle through. That said, the characters from Russain and Slavic mythology brought something new to the story and really helped to keep my interest.

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