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TheKidUpstairs

TheKidUpstairs

Joined September 2016

She/Her "When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.”
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Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Nishga by Jordan Abel
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt
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Marina | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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"Marina once told me that we only remember what never really happened."

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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The Last Unicorn | Peter S Beagle, Peter B Gillis
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I remember, as a kid, taking the movie out from the library repeatedly. I never got more than 15-20 minutes in because I'd start sobbing at the idea of the last, lonely unicorn. My mom finally told me I wasn't allowed to borrow it anymore. 🙃

I didn't realize when I borrowed the book that it was the graphic novel, but in the end I'm so glad. Beautiful artwork to tell a beautiful tale.

And this was my #BookSpin for this month! @TheAromaofBooks

Soubhiville I love this novel too. I also would cry during the movie, but loved it anyway 🙂. 24h
Blerdgal_Fenix One of my childhood faves 22h
Cheshirecat913 One of my favorites too! 22h
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I bet this would translate so well into a graphic novel!! I'll have to check it out!! 21h
LibrarianRyan I knew they made a graphic novel but I haven‘t read it yes. I have read the original book and I love it 15h
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The Last Unicorn | Peter S Beagle, Peter B Gillis
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Darn cats. Even the talking ones are incredibly obstinate.

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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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#DecemberChill I edited down my "Sunday Night" playlist for some chilled out faves: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4sBcEs9WEofectG6zU9aXr?si=4frPPO1ORXaTQwJ6HZTK...

If I have time, I may make a second one with holiday faves, because I'm all about the Christmas music this time of year!

@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle I see Missy Higgins! One of my favorite songs is “Scar” 1d
TheKidUpstairs @Librarybelle yes! Such a good song, it was just released when I was traveling in Australia (oh my lord, that was so long ago!), love it. 1d
Cinfhen I love seeing people‘s playlists!! I need to listen as I don‘t think I know a lot of these songs ❤️ 1d
MaureenMc Patsy Cline 🥰 24h
Billypar Nice list! Fiona Apple, Jenny Lewis, and Frightened Rabbit are all favorites of mine. 12h
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Untitled | Unknown
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@Blerdgal_Fenix yes! I'm totally up for a December buddy read. Something holiday related? Do you have anything in mind? I'll tag some in comments that I've got on my TBR, but I'm up for anything!

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tokorowilliamwallace I have been wanting to do a Dostoevskiy buddy read with anyone willing! I have two editions of The Idiot and it's probably one which is worthy of discussion. 2d
Blerdgal_Fenix Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo / love grinches by A Jones /In Holidaze Christine Lauren 22h
Blerdgal_Fenix @TheKidUpstairs you are on!! Getting it this weekend 🌲 22h
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Swapsies | Fiona Roberton
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I think I wanted to like this one more than I actually did. It was entertaining enough, but seemed to just skate along the surface of ideas without delving deeply into anything.

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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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A beautiful, magical story of family, both born and found, in rural Mexico through the Spanish flu, the Mexican revolution, and Agrarian reforms. The first half dances through history with gorgeous prose, touches of magical realism, heart, heartache, and a refreshingly wry humour. The second half barrels towards the inevitable, breaks your heart to pieces, then stitches them together. Stunning.

#foodandlit #Mexico @Texreader @Butterfinger

mdm139 So glad you liked it too. I love that a few of us read it this month. 1w
Texreader Beautiful review and glad you loved it as much as @mdm139 and I did! 1w
Butterfinger Awesome review!!! 1w
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My hastily thrown together #BookSpin list for December!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
LindaLappin I had a Caedmon record of Dylan Thomas reading A Child's Christmas in Wales years ago. I loved to listen to it while it was snowing heavily out the window in East Tennessee. I recently found it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4-sgFw3Go&t=95s 1w
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The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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"... had she still been the woman of days gone by, before life executed her character by firing squad..."

mdm139 This book is beautifully written. I am reading it. Hoping to finish by Tuesday when the new outlander book arrives. However, I am savoring this one. 2w
TheKidUpstairs @mdm139 you're so right. It's beautiful, definitely one to savour. I love how she injects humour into heartache without coming across as glib. I'm so glad that #foodandlit nudged me to pull it off the shelf! 2w
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@monalyisha I absolutely love your list! Thank you for the excuse to buy the tagged if I don't get it for Xmas 🤣 World of Wonders and Here for It weren't on my radar, but sound like beautifully hopeful reads to start the year. Liar's Dictionary is compared to some of my faves, so I'm all in. The Ogawa and Acevedo were both on my TBR so I'll try to get to those as well (if not in January, sometime in 2022!) and so many more. Bring on the new year!

monalyisha Hooray! Great picks! World of Wonders is a gorgeous, lyrical read, for sure. And Here for It made me laugh out loud *SO many* times! I hope you love everything! 2w
monalyisha Oh! Don‘t mind me. Just slapping this tag on here. #NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 (I also forgot to include it on my own post. 🤦‍♀️) (edited) 2w
TheKidUpstairs @monalyisha I ran out of space for the hashtags! I meant to comment and got distracted by a screaming toddler 🤣🤣🤣 2w
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monalyisha They‘re good at that! 😂 2w
vivastory Memory Police is one of my favorites of the past couple of years 2w
TheKidUpstairs @vivastory I'm excited for that one. I've only read one of hers before and I loved it 2w
vivastory I bought that one a few months ago & I keep meaning to read it. I've heard great things about it! 2w
Cinfhen @monalyisha your matching skills are spot on!!! I‘m amazed 😍and your list is pretty terrific too 😉 2w
monalyisha Thanks, @Cinfhen! Now I just need to figure out how to monetize my skill set with a side hustle. 😉🤑 2w
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The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Totally freakin' cute Rom Com.

GondorGirl RLS is an insta-buy author for me. I've adored everything she's published. 🧡 2w
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The Ex Talk | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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#WeeklyForecast

? Continuing my slow savouring of Doctor Zhivago for #DecemberChill with @BarbaraBB and @Cinfhen
? Falling for the beautiful magic of Murmur of Bees for #foodandlit #Mexico @Butterfinger @Texreader @Catsandbooks
? My first Fiona Davis! My boys bought me Lions of 5th Ave for my birthday "because it's got New York and a library, mom, so you have to read it next!" They know me so well.
? And the tagged for some light fun!

BarbaraBB You‘re still going 💪🏽 strong! 3w
Cinfhen I love that your boys choose a book for you!!! That warms my heart 🥰so sweet 3w
Texreader Oh so glad you‘re enjoying the Bees as much as me. 3w
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TheKidUpstairs @Texreader I'm loving it, and it probably would have passed me by without the challenge! It's beautiful and magical and unexpectedly hilarious at parts (seriously, the doctor, the priest, and Lazaro was like Who's on First meets the Dead Parrot sketch!) 3w
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen they do it every once in a while for gifts and it's always my favourite. Before this one, they bought me The Nightingale because "the cover looked pretty" 3w
TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraBB strong but slow! I'm loving it in small bits, if I try to read too much at once all the names and jumping around between characters muddles my brain. I'll likely not get through it before the discussion, but I'd rather savour it and enjoy than rush through it just to be done! 3w
Cinfhen The Nightingale was a good book!! And it does have a pretty cover. They are adorable 3w
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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"Rome was a flea market of borrowed gods and conquered peoples, a bargain basement on two tiers - earth and heaven - slaves on one, gods on the other."

#DecemberChill

BarbaraBB Great illustration 🤍 3w
Cathythoughts And great quote 👍🏻❤️ 3w
Leftcoastzen If the time machine dropped me in there my head would explode!🤯 3w
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The concept is fascinating, and when the men's thoughts and opinions are allowed into the narrative you can see the potential for a thought provoking read. But Brottman is, quite frankly, insufferable. She gets frustrated when the men don't share her own views on whatever they're reading, she complains that they're not connecting to the work, but then says they're wrong whenever they start drawing connections. Just when it seems that she's 👇

TheKidUpstairs ... turning things around and opening up, Lolita happens. She doesn't judge the men for their crimes, but regularly judges them in other ways, especially for not being what she perceived them to be at all times. And she has a sense of entitled outrage with the COs that is rather annoying. 3w
TheKidUpstairs But at least I get to check off a prompt for #Booked2021 - #Blackjack21 Club in Title @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 well there‘s that!! Fantastic review!! 3w
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Traveling the world with Litsy, from the comfort of my own home. Tostadas for lunch, inspired by this month's #FoodandLit destination #Mexico. Russian winter through the lens of Doctor Zhivago for #DecemberChill. And springtime at a tea shop in Paris for my buddy read with @Blerdgal_Fenix

BiblioLitten Timmies too! ☕️😃 3w
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Celia's Song | Lee Maracle
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"This story deserves to be told; all stories do. Even the waves of the sea tell a story that deserves to be read. The stories that really need to be told are those that shake the very soul of you.

I prepare to be shaken."

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New Year Resolutions | Kath Beattie
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It's that time! Registration is open on @monalyisha 's page for #NewYearWhoDis! I've discovered some absolute favourites in past years off lists from @MeganAnn and @sprainedbrain and I can't wait to discover more this year! It's the way to kick off the year right!

monalyisha Hooray! Thanks for signing up! ✨ I‘ve matched you with some stars, for sure! (You‘re reminding me that next year, I should totally include a question about previous matches (to try to avoid repeats). It‘s 8:12am & I already have critical notes for myself. 😅🙈 Time for coffee!) 3w
sprainedbrain Yes!! @monalyisha is a matching genius and I love this event. Also, I‘m still planning to read at least one more of your books before the year is over, @TheKidUpstairs 🥰 3w
MeganAnn Yay!! I second @sprainedbrain @monalyisha is a matching genius! I love this event and still have books from past lists (Your‘s included! @TheKidUpstairs ) I want to read but haven‘t gotten around to yet. 😍✨ 3w
monalyisha Thanks to all three lovelies on this thread ! 🥰 (edited) 3w
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Next up, starting on this one for my buddy read with @Blerdgal_Fenix

Magic and Paris and tea, what more could you need?

BiblioLitten Pretty cover! 3w
Cupcake12 Sounds like the perfect book! Hope it‘s good. Looking forward to your review x 3w
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This was fantastic. Biting satire of Hollywood's problems with representation of Asian and Asian Americans. Funny, heartfelt, surreal, thoughtful, and layered. Delves into issues of racism, stereotyping, poverty, aging, and family. All in an interesting format that never feels gimmicky. A fast and entertaining read that will also leave me thinking for a long time.

BkClubCare Agreed! I am glad to have read this. 3w
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I needed something fun and frothy, and this fit the bill. There were some things that didn't work, or didn't quite make sense, but if you don't think about it too much it works as a fun diversion!

#Booked2021 JewishAuthor/MC
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sounds fluffy… just like a perfect matzah ball 😉 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Diversions are a good thing! 3w
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I needed something light when my brain needs a break from Zhivago, so I grabbed this one from the library for #Booked2021 #JewishAuthor/MC

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Someone else picked this one up….they enjoyed!!! I bet it‘s fun 🤩 4w
4thhouseontheleft This looks cute! 4w
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Book Outlet order! The tagged is for a buddy read with the wonderful @Blerdgal_Fenix 💖 The other two are because it is nearly impossible to only order one book from Book Outlet 🤷‍♀️

Blerdgal_Fenix Loving it. 4w
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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I love a thorough character list. This is why I'm reading Zhivago in hard copy instead of digital!

Cinfhen I just started too!! I think I need Cliff Notes 😜 1mo
Kdgordon88 I started it on audio and had to stop. Couldn‘t keep track of who was who. Starting in print this weekend with an old book club copy I picked up years ago. It doesn‘t have this list so a huge thanks for sharing! 🙌🏼 1mo
vlwelser I wish this was in my edition. 1mo
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TheKidUpstairs @Kdgordon88 having all the different names, including diminutives, for each character is going to be so helpful! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen it's been a long time since I've read any Russian Lit. My brain is so out of practice! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @vlwelser do you want me to email you a better quality pic of it? 1mo
vlwelser Yes. Actually. My email is vlwelser @ gmail. Thank you! 1mo
Cinfhen Can u email me that list too? Please!!! It‘s cindyh666 at Apple dot com Thanks 😘 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @vlwelser @Cinfhen done! Hope it helps! 4w
Cinfhen Oh Gd!!! That list is TERRIFYING!!!! 4w
vlwelser Thank you! You're the best! 4w
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#Booked2022 prompts are here!!! This is always such a fun, no pressure, low key reading challenge. Interpret the prompts however works for you, complete as many or as few as you'd like. Have fun with it!

This challenge is hosted by the wonderful @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @Cinfhen - head to one of their profiles for sign up and with any questions!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing!! 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for posting & sharing!! Love your enthusiasm 🥰 1mo
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Helpline | Katherine Collette
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Help a girl out? I'm trying to decide what to read for #Booked2021 - Underrated or Lesser Known Titles. What are your favourite reads that you think not enough people know about?

Patchshank I don't know what the prompts are. But I'll list some of my favorites 1mo
Patchshank Horror/comedy. Author also has a blog if you want to look through it to see if it's your sort of thing 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick In the spirit of the November's Author A Month Carlos Ruiz Zafon, might I recommend Marina? I loved it in audio format. It had young characters and was easy to follow, but it wasn't childish like some YA can be. The Prince of Mist was also good. I'm actually going with The Midnight Palace by him for the very same prompt. 1mo
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Patchshank He has several series that are all kind of tied in together and a few stand alone novels that take place in the same universe. Horror. 1mo
Singout Fauna by Alissa York 1mo
EvieBee This is on Hoopla. So good. 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ooh, I think I might have Marina on a shelf somewhere. Thanks! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Patchshank Off to be The Wizard sounds so fun! Thanks for the recommendations 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Singout thanks for the rec! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @EvieBee ooh, that sounds really good! 1mo
Avanders I think Matt Ruff is underknown and underrated. Perhaps one of his most known is also one of my favorites: 1mo
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A Thousand Ships | Natalie Haynes
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"And revenge, when it came, came from another quarter altogether, and it rolled out onto the ground, gleaming and golden."

#Apples #GratefulHarvest
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍎📚💙 1mo
Eggs 🍎❤️📚 1mo
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#Truth

Tagged is the Christmas read I bought myself today!

📷: Harper Collins Canada

merelybookish 😁 1mo
Bookwormjillk So true 1mo
JamieArc I wish this were me! I‘m not quite ready to pull out the Christmas stories yet, and am done with the creepy books, so I am feeling a little confused, unsure what to read 😂 1mo
kspenmoll I have to celebrate Thanksgiving a holiday I love, before entering Christmas mode. Just me. 1mo
Branwen I FEEL SEEN! 😂 1mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Thank you thank you, Sharon! This book is totally up my Halloween alley, I'm so excited to read it! And I love the orange edges and added colours and spooky stickers throughout, can't wait to find them all as I read 😁

Thanks a million @DinoMom and thanks to our always awesome organizer @LibrarianRyan 🎉🎉🎉

#AlteredNightmareSwap #ANS

DinoMom Glad you like it 🎃😍 1mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 1mo
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Let's Swap for a Day | Shu-Ti Liao
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Happy #AlteredNightmareSwap opening day, folks! I had to take a pre-unwrapping shot to show everyone the awesome Halloween sticker. I totally plan on cutting that party off the wrapping out and keeping it for a bookmark! And I love that the goodies are on theme with colour changing hot chocolate and colour changing tea (which also sounds like it's good delicious flavouring!) THANKS @DinoMom 🎉🎉🎉

Alright, I'm going in!
@LibrarianRyan #ANS

LibrarianRyan Nice!! 1mo
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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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Feminist fairy tale retelling with a hearty dose of multiverse theory, a wicked fairy (who maybe isn't), and badass princesses saving themselves and each other. It's like it was written just for me 💖💖💖💖💖

rjsthumbelina If you like her take on multiverse, have you read January? It is one of my favorite books of all time 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @rjsthumbelina I haven't yet! But it's on my list. This was the second of hers that I've read and I love her writing! 1mo
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @LeahBergen thank you! Happy Birthday to you too (belatedly) 🎉💖 1mo
LeahBergen Thanks! 😘 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Between my birthday, the boys hockey, work, and Halloween this coming weekend is packed full with chaos. So I'm using this weekend's #Halloween #Readathon (hosted by the always awesome @Andrew65 ) as a gentle reminder to take some moments for myself in the midst of it all!

My only goal is this: find time every day to read. Even just a little bit. That's all 🤗

merelybookish Happy early birthday! 1mo
Andrew65 Good luck with whatever reading you get in 😊👍 Happy Birthday 🥳🍾🥂😍 1mo
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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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Love this dedication ❤❤❤

Tera66 💔 1mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I'm loving the novella form lately. Hyper-focused stories making for quick, satisfying reads. Loved this first installment in the Murderbot Diaries, following a rogue Security Bot (SecUnit) who has hacked their monitoring systems to binge watch mindless entertainment but instead has to figure out who is trying to kill their humans and why. Action, intrigue, and wit packed into 149 pages.

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These poems demand attention, thought, and focus. There is beauty here, and fear, heartache, science, and an interplay between Western and Indigenous cosmologies. A few poems stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away. A fantastic collection that I will return to again and again

#Booked2021 - Poetry Collection
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen #STACKED ♥️gorgeous review 1mo
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A Master of Djinn | P. Djeli Clark
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I love this world of steampunk and djinn magic set in an alternate Cairo in the early 1910s. This first full length novel is not quite as effective as the novellas, but it's still a fun, worthwhile read. Fun nods to Peter Pan and Lord of the Rings in its inspiration.

Ruthiella I just read the short story and novella. Looking forward to the novel. I love the world Clark has created, so if I get enough of that in the novel, I think I‘ll be satisfied. 🤞 1mo
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Rizzio: A Novella | Denise Mina
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A fast paced, intense novella about the assassination of David Rizzio, Private Secretary to Mary Queen of Scots. Full of intrigue, blood, and a healthy dose of wit. I needed to shake things up with something gripping and satisfying and this one totally fit the bill. Highly recommended!

#Booked2021 - #Newin2021 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen #stacked - this might come in handy for #Booked2022 😉#JustSayin 1mo
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Rizzio: A Novella | Denise Mina
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"In a courtly world where the placement of a kerchief has a special symbolic meaning, Ruthven's outfit resembles confusion screamed in high C by a panicked goat."

???

Lindy 😂 1mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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I really needed something light and fun, and this cozy did not disappoint. It's not world changing, but it's certainly entertaining! And now I really want to try some of the recipes...

TheKidUpstairs Ooh, and I can use this one for #Booked2021 - Lila's investigation is helped by a few old #frenemies @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 2mo
4thhouseontheleft This looks like a fun read, it‘s slowly creeping higher on my TBR! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage The perfect #frenemies choice! Think you might try any of the recipes?? 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm going to try the Chicken Adobo one, hopefully in the next couple weeks. And I have some purple sweet potatoes, so I might sub that for the ube to try the ube crinkles recipe! I'll post pictures of whatever I end up making! 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @4thhouseontheleft it is fun for when you just want to turn off your brain and have fun! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheKidUpstairs Fun!! I love Filipino Adobo. My husband is part Filipino, so I enjoyed the whole vibe of this book. 2mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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My ankle is hugely swollen and I'm in a lot of pain, BUT ER waiting rooms mean lots of quiet reading time. All about finding the silver linings, right?

DivineDiana Oh my! Feel better! Glad you have a book to distract you. ❤️ 2mo
Read-y_Picker Oh my that looks painful! Wishing you a speedy recovery! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I hope it isn't broken! 2mo
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LeahBergen Oh no!!! 2mo
TiredLibrarian Hope you get some relief soon! 2mo
Jas16 Oh no. I hope that you are feeling better soon 2mo
EvieBee I hope you‘re well; I also read in the ER/hospital, though. That‘s how I finished Homegoing. 🤗 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @DivineDiana thank you! I almost didn't bring one because we were going on a hike, but I grabbed it last minute in case I wanted to read in the car. Thank God! If be so bored without it! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. Hopefully your healed soon. 2mo
Lindy Wishing you a speedy recovery 🌻 2mo
Megabooks Oh no! I hope you get well soon. 2mo
wanderinglynn Oh no. I hope the pain eases soon. 💚 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Sending healing vibes!!! 2mo
Bookwomble Glad to hear you're home. Take it easy and get well soon 💗 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Great news! I am a notorious ankle roller so I‘ve been there. Don‘t be alarmed when your foot swells up like Shrek! Ice and elevation! 2mo
SusanLee *hugs* Hope you get well soon 2mo
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Nightmares! | Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
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Happy Halloween! My #AlteredNightmareSwap package is ready to ship! I had so much fun with this one...

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan Yeah!!! 2mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Honestly, it was just meh for me. I can see what other readers loved, but it just didn't all come together. I love a good Gothic, but this one fell short.

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I've definitely said #2 many many times!

wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 2mo
Suet624 Same here. 2mo
HotMessJess Only twelve recs? I‘m usually like “WHAT GENRE ARE YOU VIBIN IN RIGHT NOW?!” - then of course I rec no fewer than‘# 30 books from 16 different genres and sun genres 2mo
Hooked_on_books Yes, totally #2! 😂 And I don‘t even bother with book buying bans. Why set myself up for failure? 2mo
Fang88 Yup I know most of those very well! 2mo
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If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you‘re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

Got my first tattoo this morning!!! And of course it's something bookish!

Read-y_Picker That is fantastic!! Congratulations! Really cool 😍 2mo
BrittanyReads Love that! 2mo
vivastory Love it! This is one of the books that made me a reader. 2mo
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LiteraryinLawrence Congrats! It‘s awesome! What was it like? I‘ve been thinking about getting one for about three years. 😋 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @Read-y_Picker @BrittanyReads thank you! I love it and am already planning my next one...or two... 1🤣 2mo
Eyelit Awesomeness 😍 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @vivastory me too! Shel Silverstein was huge for me as a kid, and this poem in particular has continued to hold meaning for me through adulthood. 2mo
TheKidUpstairs @LiteraryinLawrence thanks! It was not as painful as I was expecting. I had been told that the inside of the wrist is a really sensitive spot, and there was one small section of it that hurt. Other than that it wasn't so bad. It's also pretty small, so it was over in about 15 minutes! 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 It was less painful (and super cute) because it‘s just black ink. I didn‘t believe it until I got a colored tattoo that goes almost all the way down to my hand, but it is more painful. 😣 2mo
Reign_1982 Omg, this is cute 2mo
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A History of My Brief Body | Billy-Ray Belcourt
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"From nowhere but the graveyard of history could someone marshal the cruelty of denying someone the solidity of everyday life."

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Woo Hoo! Another quarter complete! Here's what I read for #Booked2021 Summer prompts:
Colour in Title: The Black Echo
Contains Photos: The Case of the Murderous Dr Cream
Appalachian Noir: Blacktop Wasteland
Related to 9/11: Channel of Peace
Under 150 Pages: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse
Latinx Author: Mexican Gothic

Thanks for another fun season @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage (I filled out the form as well 😁)

Cinfhen Fantastic 💜💃🏽🥂🙌🏻🎉 2mo
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@Read-y_Picker your package has arrived! I can't wait to read everyone's thoughts on the #LMPBC books. And thank you so much for the extras, I adore books about Paris, and the pencils are the cutest!

slategreyskies I love The Housekeeper and the Professor! :) 2mo
Read-y_Picker YAY! I have a feeling you're really gonna like it :) It'll definitely make up for how not-bookish my last #LMPBC pick was. 2mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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New reading glasses 👓 Same snuggly reading buddy! October doesn't start until Friday, but my #Screamathon reading is in full swing. Reading the tagged on my Kobo, and continuing My Heart is a Chainsaw. Bring on spooky season!

LeahBergen I love the new specs! 2mo
marleed Oh perfect glasses and reading buddy! 2mo
Ruthiella Looking good! 👓 2mo
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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There is no way I'll read them all, but as a mood reader I like to have options. Here's a partial stack of horror and dark fantasy for me to choose from for #Screamathon 2021! I'm starting early by diving into the tagged. I loved The Only Good Indians, so I have high hopes for Graham-Jones' new one!

@4thhouseontheleft

SamAnne I have SGJ‘s latest in my October queue too! 2mo
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Blue Ticket | Sophie Mackintosh
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@Tianarose your #LMPBC package arrived yesterday! Excited to read everyone's thoughts on Radium Girl and to dive into the tagged pick!

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @DinoMom