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Sumi

Sumi

Joined December 2016

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Even though the last thing I need to do is check out more books. . .

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Thoroughly enjoyed Lara Prior-Palmer‘s memoir of competing in the Mongolian Derby. For eventing fans: anecdotes about her Aunt Lucinda are priceless.

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Currently reading.

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Library Haul - including Lara Prior-Palmer‘s book about riding in the Mongolian Derby.

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Breath of Fire | Amanda Bouchet
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Just finished reading all three books of the Kingmaker Chronicles and really enjoyed them. They are adventure/fantasy/romance set in a world with Ancient Greek gods. It ended up ver satisfactorily but I could see room for further adventures for various characters. I have no idea if Bouchet has plans for that.

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My December BOTM pick: it arrived today & I read it today. A very different take on what it means to live in a post-Apocalyptic world.

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Shadow of the Fox | Julie Kagawa
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Currently reading & enjoying very much.
It‘s so much fun to read fantasy/adventures set in worlds with magic/beings based in non-Western traditions.

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The Last Hours | Minette Walters
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Fast paced- read it with great enjoyment & then: argh!!!! Cliffhanger.
I had no idea this was the first in a series.

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Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey | Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs
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Really good. Liked the emphasis on getting fitter over losing weight - also in choosing activities you enjoy.

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Still reading - and really enjoying this book. I haven‘t done any of the exercises yet but they look like fun so I am definitely going to.

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The Tenth Gift | Jane Johnson
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Very enjoyable book about two women: one in contemporary Great Britain & the other in 17th century GB. With embroidery, pirates and more!!!

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Found at work. (DeKalb Public Library)

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Taking a break on my way home from work. And showing off today‘s library books.

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Just starting my #24in48 - I have a feeling this time I won‘t make it.

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Currently reading & loving this story of a young woman trying to process her mother‘s death.

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A novel about a 19th century woman adjusting to her new widowhood and uncovering family secrets. Enjoyed the central family & the way the story was told. Excited for more. I got this from Netgalley & it‘s definitely a winner.

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Depressing and intriguing study of the policies and actions that led to our current situation of mass incarceration particularly in Washington DC.

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Swan Thieves | Elizabeth Kostova
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Amazing. Art, mental illness, stories in time- this was a slow, complicated read and worth it.

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Loved Maggie & her monster hunting adventures. A quick-paced, enjoyable post-apocalyptic adventure. So glad more is coming.

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Excited to start reading this book!

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I really enjoyed the world, the characters & the story. I understand it is the beginning of a series. It it felt very satisfying on its own.

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Shadow Land | Elizabeth Kostova
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Beautiful, heartbreaking and mending. Set in Bulgaria- a place I didn‘t realize I wanted to know better. Read it!!!!

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Winter of Ice and Iron | Rachel Neumeier
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A slow start but then I became completely absorbed in this book. The concept of land rulership reminded me of the Riddle-Master if Hed books.

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Persepolis Rising | James S. A. Corey
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Currently reading: action packed as expected and surprising. A fast and fun read - which is what I expect from The Expanse books.

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I‘ve been hearing about this book for a while so when I saw it at the library I nabbed it. Loved it. Turns out I had NO idea at all about the long and interesting history of cephalopods. I didn‘t even know that some people keep octopus as pets, but that is impossible to do the same with squids. Recommended.

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I was luckily able to jump right into this after reading The Bear and the Nightingale. Did not disappoint. I miss the people and the creatures from the 1st book but the story was excellent and now a wait for book number 3z

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Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden
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Finally jumped on the Bear and the Nightingale bandwagon: loved it. I really enjoying stories that employ non-Germanic or Celtic folklore.
Glad I can leap into the next book right away.

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Cloudbound | Fran Wilde
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The final book in Fran Wilde‘s Bone Universe Trilogy is amazing. Read it!!!

JazzFeathers Bone University? Now that's an inspiring title for a trilogy. 1y
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Currently reading - & loving it!!

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Strange to say if an apocalyptic novel- but this is a light read. An enjoyable fast read as well. I enjoyed it because I wanted a good story.

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Brass | Xhenet Aliu
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Finished!!!
#24in48
I read Brass, Winter, Summer of the Dead, Double Dog Dare, Legends ll: Shadows, Gods and Demons, Into The Water, The King of Bones and Ashes, much of What Happened and some of Wild Ride, The Miracle if Mindfulness and Cloudbound.

ghosthost Wow! 🙌 1y
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Listening to Hillary while I cook dinner.

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Witches of Lychford | Paul Cornell
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Finished my 3rd book. I am pretty sure I‘m not going to get 24 hours of reading on but will try my best.

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Lightless | C. A. Higgins
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2nd book for 24in48.

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Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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1st book finished for 24in48

ghosthost I loved that one! (edited) 1y
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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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Loved it!! The power of art! #Deweysreadathon

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The stories were as lovely as the book itself. Definitely one to read in print rather than e- form.

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Killbox | Ann Aguirre
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4th Book in the Jax series. Enjoying the series- sadly realizing that there are only 2 books left.#Deweysreadathon

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Nothing to Fear But Ferrets | Linda O. Johnston
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2nd book in the Kendra Ballantine mysteries. I am enjoying the series so far although I inadvertently spoiled myself by reading the first book in Johnston‘s pet rescue series.#DeweysReadathon

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Wasn‘t she on Salons Table Talk? You know- in the last century.
Very enjoyable book in the city mouse moves to the country genre. #Deweysreadathon

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Storm Riders | Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes
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Second book of The Dragon Brigade trilogy.
Good- but not a stand-alone. #Deweysreadathon

Sumi Argh. Meant to fix typo before posting!! 2y
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Sport of Kings | C E Morgan
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Intense. Less horsy than I would have preferred.#Deweysreadathon

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A beautiful book.

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Spymaster | Margaret Weis, Robert Krammes
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Am thoroughly enjoying Spymaster. Sad the next book isn't out yet.

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The Scribe of Siena | Melodie Winawer
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Really enjoyed this story of Siena in the time of the Black Death.

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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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FOUND on the new book shelf at the library! I've been interested since hearing about it on All the Books.

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I think this is my favorite Lisa See book. I really enjoyed it: involves ethnic minorities in China- the clash of tradition & contemporary cultures- adoption- hardship- tea. Really enjoyable.

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Difficult subject - well-written. Probably not for everyone but I think it's good to learn a bit about the people who make up the statistics.

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I am almost done reading this book: a collection of interviews with 25 people who are using their creative skills to build their own businesses and make a living.

Sumi I feel like I should add that I am particularly enjoying the parts where the subjects talk about they're daily routine and the projects at the end of each chapter. 2y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Look what I found at the library!!!