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Book mail - my spoils from Prime Day!

shawnmooney Coinkidink: I am listening to both of these on audio right now! 3y
Reviewsbylola I ordered The Fireman too! 3y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill

I don't know how much it will end up being discounted, but this is going on sale on Amazon as part of Prime Day at 5:25 CDT.

thisconstantreader Good book! 3y
Texasblues @Thisadamishere I've been trying to decide if I was going to read this or listen to it - depending on the price, this sale my make my decision for me. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read the library book and plan to buy the hardback. Want to reread! 3y
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Texasblues @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's $11.89 right now for Prime members! 3y
Reviewsbylola Thanks for posting. I just bought it! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Texasblues Thanks. I'm 90% sure I can get a better deal with BAM! membership plus coupons. 3y
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On sale for Amazon Prime day for $12.26!

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Finally starting this one.

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The feels! So, so good - Joe Hill is a master storyteller no matter what the medium and Gabriel Rodriguez's art is awesome. Read the whole series! And may we all live long enough to get over being 18 and stupid.

minnie89 I just finished (read:blazed through) the last three volumes of this and it is just mind-blowingly good. Love it. 3y
Texasblues I screamed through all 6 volumes in the space of a few days. Once you get going, you really want to know how it all ends. @minnie89 3y
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Last volume is up!

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In which more unexpected things happen and I spend most of Volume 5 saying "Wait. No. Don't do that."

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In which we finally find out what set "it" loose and what a major dumbass Mr. Locke was.

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What? It did not just end like that! No spoilers, but I'd be really bummed if I didn't have Vol 5 waiting. Definitely were a lot of things that I didn't see coming. I really dug the different art styles they used in a few of the individual issues - the Calvin & Hobbes homage was great.

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It won't let me tag True North since it isn't out yet (I guess that's how it works?) but I'm both excited and sad to start the final installment.

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This might have been the creepiest yet - I'm going to have nightmares

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Definitely creepy!

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I'd forgotten how CREEPY this series is - it's very good though and the art is awesome.

Gezemice I think I need to give this a try... looks intriguing! 3y
Texasblues It's even creepier the 2nd time. I'd read the first series and then forgot all about it. I'm working my way through the whole thing now. @Gezemice 3y
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A book and some Sauvignon Blanc on the patio. Had to skip the fancy wine glass outside.

Gezemice Great combo! 👍🍷 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders We share the same patio table! (Or very similar ones) 😀 3y
Texasblues @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'm pretty sure that we got it on sale! It's probably about time to replace it or at least repaint - it's getting pretty rusty. 3y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Texasblues 😂😂 we keep saying the same thing - could use a paint job! 3y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Really good, but seriously unsettling. I had to stop reading for a few days when it got too dark. There is a lot is really explicit violence against women - I probably would have stopped reading if I wasn't so invested in finding out what happened to Robin and Strike.

Texreader Thanks for the heads up @Texasblues 3y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Struggling with this one - it's well-written, but really awful stuff keeps happening. I don't know if I will be able to finish it.

iread2much It can be so difficult to read books where lots of bad sad things happen, even if the writing is really good 3y
Texasblues I stopped watching CSI for the same reason - I liked the show, but I just got tired of watching terrible things happen. I do want to know what happens to Robin and Cormoran though. 3y
whatsjennareading This was the hardest of the three for me to read, but I ended up liking it best. Stick with it if you can! 3y
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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One of my shelves for @Liberty fun Friday post. I like a mix of things - classics, non-fiction history and science, fantasy, alt-history, YA, scifi, etc. I save the smutty romance for the kindle. Also, the square crop has cut off my top shelf. 😟

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Why do the library gods torment me so? Hopefully, Volume 3 will show up soon.

LisaReads I've been thinking of reading these. Are they good? 3y
Texasblues @LisaReads They are! I read the first run when they first came out and then forgot about them. They're really unsettling, but good. 3y
LisaReads Thanks! I think I'm gonna try volume 1. 3y
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Yeah - I'm not good at being quite either, lol.

Texasblues Quiet. Stupid autocorrect. 3y
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Skipping my book club book to read this instead. #sorrynotsorry

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Today's used bookstore haul!

thebookmagpie I loved the hell out of Dark Places! 3y
Texasblues @thebookmagpie Good to know - I grabbed that one on a total whim. 3y
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RIP, Lois Duncan - I loved your books so hard as a teen

maximoffs Oh no did she pass? 3y
Texasblues @steverogers Yes, she was 82. 3y
Kaylamburson Oh no!! I didn't hear that 😥. I loved all her stuff. 3y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days | G. Willow Wilson, Dan Slott
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So awesome and now I have to WAIT for Volume 5. The team up with Captain Marvel was really cool, as was Kamala's chat with her mom. The team up with Spidey is just about as hilarious as you'd think it would be.

maximoffs I LOVE KAMALA 3y
Texasblues @steverogers She's so awesome - I can't wait for Vol. 5. 3y
LisaReads Just got volume 1...so glad to see there are so many volumes out already! 3y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed | G. Willow Wilson
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Loved it - lived the crossover with Loki and with SHIELD, too. This series keeps getting better and better.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed | G. Willow Wilson
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Friendship is not a zone, you idiot! Friendship is something real and good and anybody who doesn't understand that needs a dictionary." You tell 'em, Bruno!

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed | G. Willow Wilson
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Plans for this afternoon.

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Throwback Thursday - my favorite book as a child. I used to want to smack Tom upside the head.

MorganNotMegan I loved this book growing up! It was written by Mary Poppins too!💜💜💜 3y
Texasblues @MorgansMenagerie I know - that made it even more magical! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one too! 3y
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Texasblues @BarbaraTheBibliophage One of the things that I love about Litsy is how it connects us with people who love the same obscure books that we do. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Texasblues I agree. Where else would we talk about whangdoodles? 3y
Texasblues @BarbaraTheBibliophage I need to do a reread - but I need to wait for rain. I used to reread this book every time it rained and we were stuck inside as kids. 3y
Texasblues And by stuck inside, I mean that my mom couldn't force me outside into the fresh air because it was raining. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Texasblues Yup. I was that kid too. Why go outside when I have perfectly good books inside? I'll see if my kids still have Whangdoodles. I gave them all of my childhood books for my granddaughter. 3y
Texasblues @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's one of the only childhood books that I have left. Why my mom hung on to that one, I'll never know. My sister has all my Nancy Drew books. 3y
maximoffs WAS THIS REALLY YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? It's my all time favorite. 3y
Texasblues @steverogers YES! It was totally my favorite - I probably read it 20 times. I still have my hardback. 3y
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On to Volume 2!

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal | G. Willow Wilson
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So, I'm late to the party, but I really enjoyed this. It's an important story about growing up and culture clash and the issues faced by 1st generation Americans. And badass superpowers.

Rebeccak Yessssss!! 3y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 | G Willow Wilson
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It's cooled off a bit, so I'm taking this show outside.

Tammygrrrl I'm halfway through. 3y
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Last Days of Magic | Mark Tompkins
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And here is my personal TBR shelf (one of them). I need to stop requesting books.

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I missed TBR Tuesday, so here is my library TBR.

LeahBergen The Lady in Gold is waiting for me, as well 3y
Texasblues @LeahBergen We're reading it for book club, so I need to get on that one, but I grabbed Ms. Marvel instead. 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Holy crap - the epilogue. There better be another one!

jmkeene Cannot WAIT to read this. 3y
Well-ReadNeck This is the first in a planned trilogy!! 3y
Texasblues @jmkeene It lives up to the hype! I loved it. @Well-ReadNeck Yay! That's good to know. 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel

I've been trying to decide between Sleeping Giants, Career of Evil and Ms. Marvel - I think that Sleeping Giants may have won.

Rebeccak All great choices, honestly. 3y
whatsjennareading Sleeping Giants and Career of Evil were both great! 3y
Texasblues I will end up reading them all - I only have 2 weeks until they're due though! 😢 3y
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I liked this, but didn't love it. I suspect that's because I was expecting something else and has built it up too much in my mind before starting. It may warrant another reading - there's a lot going on under the surface.

Lola I felt the same way about this one. I wanted more back story and a little more context for just what caused the rift. 3y
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Witch with No Name | Kim Harrison
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@Liberty #FridayFun The first book that I went to the reading and got a book signed. I have other signed books that aren't personalized, but this is the first one that I stood in line to have signed.

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So far it is not what I expected at all, but I really like it. I'm alternating between laughing out loud and being grossed out.

Well-ReadNeck I'm dying to know ... Does he?? (Die at the end) 3y
Texasblues I don't know yet! 3y
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Just started listening today and already cackled like a loon several times during my commute home. The narrator is a bit fast though - he will take some getting used to.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel

Dang it - now this AND A Darker Shade of Magic have arrived at the library. I have a lot of reading to do!

whatsjennareading I'm loving this so far!! 3y
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The Twelve | Justin Cronin

Does anybody listen to their books at 1.25 or 1.5 speed? I'm wondering if it would make the slow sections less painful?

maximoffs I do if I'm reading along! 3y
Lindy @Texasblues I use 1.25 most of the time. I switch to faster if I get to a boring part. The faster the speed, the more closely I have to listen, however. Faster means no multitasking for me. 3y
Texasblues Hmm... I wonder how that would work while I'm driving? I'm going to try! 3y
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Soubhiville I have used 1.5 for some books. It always seems too fast for the first couple minutes, then it seems normal. 3y
Texasblues Good to know - that way I won't give up right away. 3y
JustJenn I also use 1.25 for most books, unless the reader has an unusual accent. 3y
MeganMarieWrites All. The. Time. I usually listen while I mow the lawn so a faster narrator helps me focus on the book instead of letting my mind wander. 3y
Texasblues I was going to try it on John Dies in the End, but the narrator is already a fast reader! 3y
sprainedbrain I will have to give this a try! 3y
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Well... Great world-building and gorgeous writing, but it dragged at times. I'm not sure if I would have finished if I hadn't listened on my commute this time. Unless certain characters reappear in the sequels, not sure why we spent so much time with them. Ending is a sucker punch. On to The Twelve

KellyHerself I tried so hard with this book. I finally had to bail. Glad you were able to endure! 3y
Texasblues @KellyInLA This was my 2nd attempt. I bailed in the interminable colony section the 1st time. I only made it via audiobook and my long commute this time! 3y
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Up next....

Well-ReadNeck Hearing a lot of buzz about this one. 3y
Texasblues I've been waiting awhile for it to come in. I'm hoping that my expectations aren't too high. 3y
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"Aliens suck at music." And with that line, I was sucked in. I laughed out loud several times while reading and while I wouldn't call it great literature or place it up there with Hitchhiker's Guide, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

BookFreakOut I saw this at the Dollar Tree and thought it looked fun, good to know it'd be worth the dollar. 3y
Texasblues @BookFreakOut Definitely worth $1! 3y
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Tried to get this at the library today (like 7 books isn't enough) but it was due APRIL 19. So... Had to put in a hold request. Oh well, it will give me time to read my other books.

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Library haul - of course they all came in at once.

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My library hold is waiting to be picked up - and it looks like another 3-4 of them are on the way. Why do they all come in at once? #bookwormproblems

CaitlinSiem I kid you not, I said the same thing the other day on Twitter when 6 of the ebooks I requested showed up at once (and they all had a variety of people in front of me). It's so weird when that happens! 3y
Texasblues I know, right? Do people turn them in early or something? 3y
b.olsenboblitt This happens to me all of the time. It always seems like I have 3 or 4 holds that come through at once... 3y
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Practical Demonkeeping | Christopher Moore
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Another of my favorites - it should be obvious by now that I love books that are magical, absurd, hilarious and totally improbable. I also like thrillers about reprehensible people doing bad things, but that's another story. Literally.

Gezemice Moore is one of my favorite authors! Soon be reading Fluke. 3y
Texasblues I think that's one that I've missed thus far. I adore him! 3y
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One of my all time favorite books. Hilarious and completely absurd.

jmkeene This is one of those moments I want to give 18 stars and five thumbs up. Perfect and absurd and hilarious. 3y
Gezemice Love it! ❤️ 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 💜 So love! 3y
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Texasblues I need to read it again. But I have so many other books to read! 3y
Texasblues Also, I blame this book for me spending half of American Gods trying to figure out why it wasn't funny. 3y
Gezemice @Texasblues The funny came from Pratchett. 😉 3y
sherrynuts On my list now! I think we might have similar taste in books. 3y
Texasblues @Gezemice I figured that out partway through AG, lol. I like Neil Gaiman, although you never know quite what to expect when you pick up one of his books. 3y
Texasblues @sherrynuts I think you may be right! 3y
BookCottageBlog Ocean at the End of the Lane was my 1st Gaiman, and I loved it. 3y
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Just downloaded this from the library - looks interesting.

CherylDeFranceschi It's been on my TBR for a long time. I look forward to hearing how it is. 3y
Texasblues @sherrynuts posted a quote earlier and it intrigued me enough to go look for it at the library. It's immediate availability was enough to pop it to the top of my TBR pile. 3y
jmkeene This was all right. Not amazing but entertaining enough for a short read. 3y
Texasblues So far, it's cracking me up. 3y
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't care about anyone in this book. It's like every character was more unpleasant than the last. Maybe I'll give it another shot some day. But for now - onto Year Zero.

shawnmooney Your pre-bail comments gave me permission to bail, and it seemed like my bailing gave you permission to bail too! :). We're mutual enablers, hey? 3y
Texasblues Yay! It's a good thing. Life is to short to read unenjoyable books. 3y
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