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After hearing all the buzz for this book, I had to grab it. Such a quick read and I loved it ❤️❤️ I would like to see their adventures continue. Any sequels?!?

Irisheyz77 Yes - well a companion. Felicity is getting a book next year called The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy 2y
suvata On my list 2y
theladygreer It was really fabulous on audio! And I can't wait for Felicity's perspective. 2y
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Nailbiter Vol. 1 | Joshua Williamson
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Starting my 2nd graphic novel series and picked the Nailbiter series. I enjoyed vol 1 but it is Graphic! If you like disturbing and gruesome movies like Saw or Jason, you will like this series. The dialogue and graphics are very terrific. It has 2 strong female characters and lots of serial killers!! 🔪. I hope this rest of series holds up.

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This was such a fun book! I enjoyed this adventurous romp with the daughters of some of my fav literary characters. It was a quick read for me. I will definitely pick up the next one but will also look for more writing by this author. And she's local to me being in Boston, Ma! Yeah!

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Anxiously awaiting start of book sale!! Waiting is the worst 📚

FictionFox Wow that looks amazing 2y
Dragon Looks like a lot of fun! Enjoy your book hunting! 😀📚 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa I wish I was there!! 2y
RealBooks4ever All the books!! Aaaagh! 😍💜 2y
BookishJess Wow! 😍 Have fun! 2y
kspenmoll Exciting! Anticipation... 2y
BooknerdsLife Awwwwww 😍 I want to be there too 😄 2y
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WOW 💔💔. I am consistently amazed at what she can put into words. Her words move me. Her courage to speak out motivates me. I love that she has boldly shared her story. All the 💕 and feels for this book and author.

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Really enjoyed this book even though quite long. Story dragged a bit in some spots but love the author's descriptive writing style. Just enough grotesque without going too far. I'd give it 4/5 ⭐️

RealBooks4ever Agree! 💜 2y
sprainedbrain Yes! I ❤️ Zebulon! 2y
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Hold for this finally came in today and I devoured it. I loved it! I enjoy history and am also reading Hitler, a biography and I have noted many similarities that have been noted in this book. This makes you want to have your voice heard. I love how the author notes people should read more books and research their own news and not take all "breaking news" on TV as the only source. So true!!! So many feelings about what was said in this book.

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Pen-Pal Stories | Cassie Ford
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Christodora | Tim Murphy
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So excited to have picked these up at the Harvard Book Shop warehouse sale 😁📚 the copy of Christodora is signed. All for less than $5 each!

RealBooks4ever Nice haul! 😻 2y
kspenmoll Nice- books and price!!! 2y
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Grabbed these two today at the library book sale. The covers won me over. Anyone have any thoughts on these? I know nothing about Nellie Bly 😲

mcipher I just finished Hope Street and loved it - a very sweet, charming book. ❤️👍 2y
LauraBrook I'm so glad to see an affordable Penguin edition of Nellie Bly's work - I've been looking in used bookstores for years to no avail! #wishlist 2y
kspenmoll Hope Street was just the magic i need at the time.😍 2y
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#welcomelitten

Massachusetts, US
All the books podcast
The princess Bride
No turtles 🐢

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BethM Oh I've never read the book! 2y
AllyPaige I have just started reading Princess Bride, and it's interesting to see how different it is from the movie. :) 2y
saguarosally 👍 2y
SilversReviews Pennsylvania. A friend on Facebook told me about Litsy The Book Thief We had teeny tiny turtles when we were kids. 2y
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Loved this graphic novel!! Lots of information about Iranian culture and the "religious police" (wow ?). Has its sad parts and lots of funny moments. Loved how she spoke her mind even when it got her in trouble. ? especially enjoyed the close family bond.

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Three Little Kittens | Steven Anderson
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Weather for cat lovers 😸
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Books_Wine_Repeat 😂👍 2y
Suet624 This app is so fun. 2y
BethM Which app is this? I keep seeing screen grabs. 2y
Tnovo @BethM it is called WTF Forecast app, it's hilarious! (edited) 2y
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Out | Natsuo Kirino
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#bookmail I love coming home to packages! The book with the light spin is A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck. Has anyone read her books? They looked interesting.

LectricSheep Laurie Sheck is an awesome writer! I loved that one and Captivity. 2y
Tnovo @LectricSheep thanks! I will have to check that one out as well. 2y
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Saint Death | Marcus Sedgwick
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Couldn't wait to start this one tonight. And yes I jumped in bed by 7 to start it. 😊

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Hopeinh to finish this one this morning. Have to admit I struggled getting through this one. Guessing satire is not really my thing nor is excessive use of the "N" word ? However I think Beatty has some very valid points and I have had many laugh out loud moments ?. Anyone else feel like he went off on strange tangents?

Lacythebookworm I picked up a used copy of this recently. Hoping to get to it soon! 2y
RealBooks4ever I agree about the strange tangents. There's a whole bus story I thought could have been left out. Still, I enjoyed the book. 2y
BkClubCare I keep wondering if I should try this via audio. I loved what I read but it was not for me to read all at once during a busy time (which means I read the 1st qtr or more and the last few chapters!) 2y
Tnovo @BkClubCare this one might have been better for me on audio since I think really do struggle with satire. Give it a go! 👍 2y
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Well this was a miss for me. I went audio on this one and found it slow, at times super boring and very light on any interesting plot. Should have been a DNF, but kept hoping it would get better. Did anyone enjoy this book in print?

MrsMalaprop Yes, I did. Read it 6 months ago. It's not the kind of book I usually read, but I quite enjoyed the silliness and change of scenery. 😊 #palatecleanser 2y
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Started this one today and don't want to put it down. Talk about all the feels in this one 😳😰😡. About 100 pages in and I am on the fence with this Kellen character ?? 🤔. Hope this one doesn't get weird.

Sydsavvy It DOES get weird but somehow it was perfectly weird and by the time you are in it you can't put it down. Also, really really interesting to see this side of the story. Can't say more! 2y
CoffeeK8 My book club just finished it, people were super divided about Kellen. I couldn't read it, I can't do books about neglected kids but everyone else was really glad to have read it. 2y
Reggie In real life we all would be the aunt. In the book life i was rooting for Kellan and Wavy. 2y
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Tnovo @Sydsavvy yup it got a little weird, BUT I have to say I loved the book. I did enjoy the multiple narrators to get the "full story" . 2y
Tnovo @Reggie I agree with you 💯!!! 2y
Tnovo @CoffeeK8 I can see how the book can divide a group. But I have to say I enjoyed the read. Had all the feels all the way through. 2y
Suet624 Loved this book. Could not put it down. 2y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I decided my shelves were too light on good fantasy reads, sooooo #blamelitsy for the big order from book outlet 📚 Looking forward to all of these 😁

RealBooks4ever Yaaay! 💜💜💜Love your selection! 2y
writerlibrarian Great haul 👍🏻 2y
Sydsavvy Love that! 2y
Alytrue LOVED the Grisha trilogy! 2y
Zelma The Magicians is one of my favorites in the past few years. 👍 2y
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I do love a good Cotton Malone adventure! I enjoy the fast pace, historical tid bits and this one also had some political shenanigans. What's not to love ❤️. Another great read from Steve Berry 👍

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Getting in some good reading time on the train to NJ. Finally seeing some sunshine too☀️. Have to say I love the colorful banter is this book. 😁

RealBooks4ever Love love love! 💜 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Locke and Jean are the best. 2y
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Yikes!! This book 😲 first I didn't realize you needed a dictionary to translate the Nadsat words, which I found online. Second I had NO idea how violent this was!! And I am only on chapter 4. I do not like Alex and his droogs!

Laura317 I remember seeing part of the movie. I was horrified! It was extremely violent. 2y
tjwill This has been on my TBR for years! 2y
AshleyHoss820 Keep going! It's a tough read but the overall message is thought-provoking. It's good you don't like Alex and his droogs! I don't think you're meant to. And the movie excludes the final chapter, which really angered the author. 😊 2y
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ReadingEnvy I once had a dream where this book became a musical. 2y
Tnovo @Laura317 I would imagine it's very violent, haven't decided yet if I want to see it. Let's see how it ends 🤔 2y
Tnovo @AshleyHoss820 I am 2/3 of the way through and now I have to see if "treatment" works. Glad I got the version with all 21 chapters the way he intended it. 2y
Tnovo @ReadingEnvy a musical version would have to star Johnny Depp as Alex, lol and it would still be creepy. Like Sweeny Todd! 2y
Tnovo @tjwill it was on mine for years too. Figured it was time. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @Tnovo 👍🏻 Awesome!! 2y
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Started my long weekend off with Red Skies and red wine 🍷 and nothing to do this weekend except read and spend Mother's Day weekend with mom and daughter 💐. I think I am liking this book better than the first one....

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That cover = I must read this now 2y
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Invention of Hugo Cabret | Brian Selznick
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Enjoying this adorable audiobook, entertaining to my inner child. It's a nice little escape. 😄 the background sound edits are a nice addition to the story.

Redwritinghood There's not a lot of text in this one. How do they do the audiobook? Is it pretty short? 2y
Tnovo @Redwritinghood the audio was just under 3 hrs, so I am guessing it would be a short book. It was cute. They added background sounds for train stations, clockworks, movie reels, etc. I wonder if they made some mini-movie? 2y
Redwritinghood There was a movie. I think of this as more of a graphic novel, that's why I wondered. If you haven't seen the movie, you should check it out. 2y
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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Enjoyed all three volumes this week while traveling. It certainly sparked a lot of conversations while I was reading in public. I encouraged everyone to rush right out to grab them. 🙌❤️

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Love Roxanne Gay's writing!!! So honest and real. Makes the reader feel like it's ok to have flaws and life is a struggle.

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Love this series!! So good. The graphics are incredible, the story line keeps me engrossed. And I love all the keys!! Might have to pick one for my next tattoo!

Somasis These books are so awesome! 2y
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Picked these up at the library book sale today only $3! 📚😲

Cinfhen 🤑🤑🤑 2y
CoverToCoverGirl So want to read America's First Daughter! ❤️ 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Outstanding!!! 5 ⭐️'s. such a well written, currently relevant book. Loved it!! Thanks to Litsy and all the great reviews that brought this book to my attention. So glad I read it. ❤️❤️

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So this is what happens when you downsize from 3200sq ft to 1200 sq ft of living space. You have no room for as many bookshelves 😂😂 they used to have a nice room of their own, now they bunk with me. And sadly this is not all of them. #shelfie

BookFreakOut Those towers wouldn't last five seconds with the way I run into things! 😂 *graze a stack* 5000 books topple 2y
DGRachel @BookFreakOut Me, too!!! 2y
Ubookquitous When we downsized many libraries, thrift stores, and prisons received the bulk of my 2500+ books. I have my TBR piles and my favorites (mostly in hardcover that I bought with the money from selling some to Powell's) I felt great about donating and love the space I've gained. I wrote about it on my blog 2y
ReadingOver50 I love seeing so many books 📚 2y
Cinfhen My hubby would freak out, but I think that's a gorgeous sight💕💕💕and I know the pitfalls of downsizing 😬I also donated thousands of books...from baby board books to graduate school reads and everything in between 😫😫😫 @Ubookquitous (edited) 2y
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Decided on a lighter read today and was amused by farting dragons because apparently that is what they do if they are lactose intolerant 😂😂 who knew.

BookFreakOut 🐉💨 2y
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Finished!! Whoo hoo!! This was my first Neil Gaiman read. Have to say I do love his writing style, held my interest. Loved Shadows journey, but didn't always enjoy the long road trip scenes. Loved the portrayal of American gods, would have like an appendix of some of the older lesser know gods. But overall very enjoyable read. Any suggestions on another Gaiman must read?

Ubookquitous My two favorite Gaiman are Neverwhere and Stardust. They have fun, playful elements, but also a darker aspect. 2y
ReadingEnvy The graphic novel series Sandman! 2y
Laura317 I loved the Graveyard book. The graphic novel is especially nice. 2y
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caitso Neverwhere if you want another grown-up read, Coraline if you want something for kids but is still spooky for grown ups, or The Graveyard Book as it's my fav. :) 2y
Tnovo Thank you @Ubookquitous @Laura317 @caitso , I will definitely checkout the Graveyard Book and Neverwhere 2y
Tnovo @ReadingEnvy I had no idea he had graphic novels! Have to find those as soon as I finish the Locke & Key series, thank you! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Pretty much anything on audio. Graveyard book and Neverwhere are great! 2y
brennahawleycraig Sandman for sure, and Stardust. He's one of my favorites! 2y
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Rotters | Daniel Kraus
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In a word "macabre"!! Not for the squeamish. This should have been a DNF, but I had nothing else to listen to and I kept hoping it would have some redeeming message. It really didn't. I just could not see a boy who lost his mother succumbing to a grave robber lifestyle. While I think the writing was very good and well paced, the storyline was ick. This was an audio read but would not recommend.

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The gods of work are seriously interfering with my finishing this book! I'd rather be reading on this rainy day 🌧☂️📖

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So excited to be starting this. Especially after all the positive comments on Litsy. 😃😃

Graciouswarriorprincess Love this book, one of my favorites. 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Just ordered my 4th copy today! Enjoy! 2y
JazzFeathers What a beautiful cover. It's been a while since last l read Gaiman. I suppose it's time to go back ;) 2y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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This was an excellent read. I didn't read the synopsis and was a expecting a scary story, boy was I supposed. Have to admit, I 😢. Would absolutely recommend this for any child dealing with a sick parent or loss.

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The Rembrandt Affair | Daniel Silva
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Daughter stayed at college this weekend, BF's home sick, nothing else to do this weekend except read, eat pizza and drink wine! Whoo hoo! So this was the first book I started and finished this weekend. Another great installment of Gabriel Allon. Ending was just a bit anti-climactic compared to his other books. But overall a reliable good pick.

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So many mixed feelings with this book! It was viciously graphic, but like a train wreck I could not look away or put it down 🙈. I can see why this book is not for everyone. I am glad I read it, but some scenes will haunt me and I will never look at a BBQ the same again. 😝 Crazy Good read!!

christineandbooks Everything you said is why I bailed on that one... 2y
Tnovo @christineandbooks not knowing how it ended was more distressing to me than not finishing. But I need a good palette cleanser after this. Something light and cheerful. 😉 2y
tpixie Yes- exactly as you said. I have no idea who I would recommend this book to!! 2y
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This book is beyond "WTF!?!" It is violent and disturbing but now I just need to see how it ends. Nothing else getting done today until I finish this one ?

Reagan-reads Just read it and yes, very wtf. I was really satisfied with the end. Looking forward to reading your thoughts! 2y
Tnovo @Reagan-reads I think the humorous banter and the conniving of the characters kept me powering through to the end. I agree it was a satisfying ending! 2y
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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Now here's advice you don't hear every day 😂😊. Sadly even this may not help Ignatius.

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The book-bag | William Somerset Maugham
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My favorite book bags have seen a lot of action especially at the library sales 😂📚📚 #bookbag

Reviewsbylola The orange one is fantastic! 2y
BookishJess I have the same bag! I use it for library books. 😊 2y
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Finally getting some "me" time to start this new one. Spent last week working many long hours and spent last 2 days doing taxes for family. I hate tax season, it cuts into my reading time!!

ValerieAndBooks Hopefully there's a refund so you can buy some books 😊📚📚 2y
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I am loving this book. ❤️😍👍 listening to audio but also reading along in the hardcover. So good. I can see nothing will get done until I finish this today. 😆

Chelsea.Poole I'm also reading and listening! It's so different from anything I've read before. And of course I find it sad, but funny at times too! 😊 2y
Joybishoptx I think the way to do it is the audio and reading combo. I'm gonna tackle that. 2y
Tnovo @Chelsea.Poole I agree, such a unique format. But I think you get more out it with the audio and book combo. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. 2y
Tnovo @Joybishoptx I strongly recommend the audio and book combo. Helps keep the characters sorted out. I think the voices in the audio help set a fantastic tone and setting. 2y
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This seems like a good one to start today, just because it's St. Patrick's weekend in Boston! 😁🍀🍀👍🍻

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Just came back from a trip to Denver and had a ball in Tattered Cover book store!!! Wish I would have had more time, I could have filled a suitcase 📚😍

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The Hobbit | J. R. R. Tolkien
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Spent the afternoon browsing the shelves of The Shire Bookshop in MA. 📚So many books.....the tea is free and the owners are the sweetest! ❤️

ValerieAndBooks Where in MA? Looks awesome. 2y
Tnovo @ValerieAndBooks Franklin, MA. Lots of old books in an old mill building. 2y
ValerieAndBooks Good to know, thanks! 2y
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I blame all the littens for my online shopping sprees 😂👍📚. Thank you for all the great recommendations outside my usual selections.

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Angelmaker | Nick Harkaway
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Lazy Sunday morning ☕️📖. Started slow but starting to enjoy this one about 70 pages in.

AlaMich It's wacky! You've been warned...😉 2y
Josie Your reading spot looks so cozy! 2y
Tnovo Wacky is good, @AlaMich nice break from reality 😉 2y
Tnovo Thank you @Josie my bedroom is my retreat, my happy comfy place. 2y
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Started this book on audio, but the narrators voice ( read by author) was too soothing and I kept falling asleep ?. Switched to paperback to finish. Interesting research about government R&D projects during Cold War, Vietnam, transforming humans for war, research for war on terror. Pretty scary the types of research projects they developed. I enjoyed it, but it is a long read. Great if you like "secret government" topics.

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Had a busy travel week but got lots of good reading time. Finished this, my first graphic novel and loved it!! So glad there are more in this series.