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Vinjii

Vinjii

Joined August 2016

LibraryThing member Vinjii

I blog at https://www.booksinblankets.com | @Vinjii | 👭 | I write, read, edit, train dogs and cook. http://www.goodreads.com/vinjii
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Every Heart a Doorway is a free novella today over at ebookclub.tor.com 👍🥰 #fantasy

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The Gameshouse | Claire North
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One of my must buy authors 💜 #fantasy #booksanddogs #dogsandbooks

Godmotherx5 Your pup is very photogenic. 2y
Vinjii @Godmotherx5 Thank you 💜 2y
Bette Great pic ❤️📸 Such a good looking pup 👍🐶❤️ 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Gorgeous dog!!!😍😍😍 2y
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson is offered for free today by Tor. You might have to be patient. The page is crashing. Get it by going to ebookclub.tor.com 😊 #fantasy

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I can‘t wait to read this one 😊 #fantasy

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Priory of the Orange Tree | Samantha Shannon
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I‘m really loving this fantasy read.

LazyOwl I keep seeing this come up and keep nearly purchasing, but trying to not buy new books due to my MountTBR 3y
Bette ❤️🐶👍 3y
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What lovely prose and what a lovely story. Quiet, poetic and beautiful. Don‘t expect too much action and a fairly passive heroine, but I found it wonderful nonetheless ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LoverOfLearning I never read a book in this genre before. Just a random gamble on Audible. But I loved it!! 3y
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Lord of Light | Roger Zelazny
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Wonderful mash-up of science fiction and fantasy with lovely prose and an interesting story of humans colonising a new planet and presenting themselves as gods ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Angel Mage | Garth Nix
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And today‘s #fantasy read.

DuckOfDoom It looks beautiful. Is it a standalone fantasy, a new series, or a the new book in a series? 3y
Vinjii @DuckOfDoom So far it‘s a stand-alone! 3y
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Sweep in Peace | Ilona Andrews
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I love this series, so much fun. Also: new phone! The camera is ❤️ #urbanfantasy

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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I‘ve just started this because it‘s been recommended to me so many times #fantasy

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Tonton Read this many years ago, maybe a reread in order! 3y
Vinjii @Tonton It‘s my first time. 3y
Slajaunie That‘s a beautiful baby on the floor. 🐾 3y
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What a book! Murder mystery meets Groundhog Day. It‘s one of those: don‘t even read the blurb and just got for it if you love murder mysteries with a narrative twist. The narrative twist being Groundhog Day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tor.com‘s free e-book of the month. Sign-up and get it straight into your inbox! ❤️

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The Caine Mutiny | Herman Wouk
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I can‘t always read fantasy. So for once a Pulitzer. Anyone read this?

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Enchanters' End Game | David Eddings
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Look at the boy who has been flashed once too many times. Also on to the fifth book in The Belgariad. Last one! #fantasy #dogsoflitsy

Mitch Such wise eyes! 💕 3y
Vinjii @Mitch he no longer trusts me to know the flash is off 😂🙈 3y
tessavi He's not amused 😂 3y
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Crazeedi My daughter had an Australian shepherd who looked like your sweet puppy, he was a joy. 3y
KarenUK Aussies have the best faces! 💕 3y
Vinjii @KarenUK They do 😍 3y
Vinjii @tessavi No 😂 3y
Vinjii @Crazeedi They are wonderful ❤️ 3y
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Castle of Wizardry | David Eddings
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Hoping to finish book 4 of 5 in The Belgariad tonight #fantasy

wanderinglynn I love that series! ❤️ 3y
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Salute the Dark | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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I love books in a long series who have a summary at the beginning ❤️

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Limited Wish | Mark Lawrence
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Next up is Limited Wish. The first one One Word Kill was excellent. A D&D 80‘s nostalgia time travel story! Highly recommended.

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress | Robert A. Heinlein
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When your gf tries to cheer you up and comes home with a new book ❤️

kelseynicburke Cool title and cover 3y
kelseynicburke Also she sounds like a keeper! 3y
Vinjii @kelseynicburke Yes ❤️ 3y
HOTPock3tt So sweet!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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Children of Ruin | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Children of Ruin is the sequel to Children of Time. A novel that won the Arthur C. Clarke award in 2016. Adrian Tchaikovsky is a gifted writer and his thought experiments are fascinating. Children of Time: A ship sets out to land on a terraformed planet, ready for us humans. Only when we arrive, life is already there.

The sequel is just as magnificent! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CouronneDhiver Shark! 3y
Louise Lovely pooch! 💕🐾 3y
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Castle of Wizardry | David Eddings
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I don‘t think Blue appreciates being a book stand. I‘m reading book four of the Belgariad #fantasy a heartwarming old style classic fantasy series.

TheSpineView I remember reading that once years ago and loving it. 💜 3y
Reviewsbylola Your dog is so beautiful! 3y
Vinjii @Reviewsbylola Thank you ❤️ 3y
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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Lola is reading as well #dogsoflitsy

Shadows of the Apt is a great epic fantasy series written by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

It spans 10 books and instead of having familiar #fantasy creatures like orcs and dwarves, this one has insect-kinden. Each species shares the characteristics of their respective insect.

We‘ve got hardworking ants, brilliant mantis fighters, stubborn and sturdy beetles, etc. And then one day the wasps attack....

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This series rules so hard! 3y
Vinjii @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m on book 3 and can‘t wait to see where it goes ❤️ 3y
wanderinglynn Lola looks like she‘s really into the story! ❤️🐶 3y
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Veteran | Gavin G. Smith
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According to my gf this one is a bit like the video game Deus Ex which she loves #sciencefiction

She also may need new glasses 🤔

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A bit late but life has been crazy busy lately.

Red Sister is an amazing first book in a fantasy trilogy with a kick-ass female character.

And The Quiet at the End of the World is a wonderful science fiction book with an apocalypse. But it‘s hopeful, light and I recommend it to fans of Station Eleven.

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Fingersmith | Sarah Waters
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A present from my other half that I adore. So thoughtful and filled with my all-time favourite books ❤️

Mitch That‘s sooo lovely ❤️ 3y
julesG Lovely. Wonderful idea. 3y
Vinjii @julesG I didn‘t expect it and was very much 😱😱😱❤️ 3y
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Vinjii @Mitch 😍 3y
Oryx Love this! 3y
rretzler Very nice! 💕 3y
Moray_Reads How lovely! 3y
JoScho This is wonderful 🖤 3y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 3y
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My first #WyrdandWonder read.

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Grey Sister | Mark Lawrence
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I‘m almost done with my re-read. It‘s a fantastic fantasy series by Mark Lawrence about a young girl growing up as a deadly nun in a convent. There‘s lots of magic, fights and a marvellous story. If you‘re into #fantasy give the Mark Lawrence Ancestor series a shot.

Using this to share my two dogs on a walk this weekend #dogsoflitsy

BethM 😍😍 3y
rretzler 💕Adorable! 3y
Texreader They behaved so well for the picture! So cute!! 3y
Crazeedi I love your puppies!!🐶🐶 3y
Vinjii @BethM @rretzler @Texreader @Crazeedi The things they do for a treat 😂 thanks ❤️ 3y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Circe is next but I also plan to read Gene Wolfe soon.

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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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And here‘s my #sffs from @jenniferw88 and I love love love it. Can‘t wait to read the books ❤️ and thank you for the lovely card. I will add the series you recommended to my list. It sounds super intriguing!

Edit: because I forgot to tag @Avanders — I am terrible.

jenniferw88 😊 glad you like everything! Thought you might appreciate a shorter book after Golem and the Jinni! 3y
Vinjii @jenniferw88 I didn‘t know it was this long 😂😂😱 3y
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Preparing for May and the #WyrdandWonder challenge organised by @imyril among others who are possibly not on Litsy. If I don‘t start preparing photos soon I‘ll fall off the wagon halfway through. As usual.

BookwormAHN This sounds like fun. I'll join in 🐉 3y
imyril @BookwormAHN yay! 🔥🐲📚⚔️❤️ 3y
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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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Half reading, half working on my third in a series of five post apocalyptic novellas.

The novel is #fantasy and so far a lot of fun.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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New book brought in by my gf because I had a headache ❤️ and my less photogenic dog.

Did you know shelters in the U.K. struggle to find homes for black animals because they don‘t instagram well? 😱🤦‍♀️🙈

Lola doesn‘t instagram well but I love her anyway 😂

akckitty Wow .... That was a sentence I'd never expect to see. That just breaks my heart. I never thought that'd be a legitimate concern. However, SHAME on people for just adopting animals for their Instagrams as well. 3y
akckitty They don't deserve Lola ;) 3y
Vinjii @akckitty right? I have never entered a shelter thinking which one will make me famous? Appalling! Lola is the best ❤️ 3y
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Mitch That makes me want to home with love every black haired beauty xxxx 3y
emmalouise1 I have this book arriving today :) also Lola is lucky to have you I think it's so bad people will only adopt animals that suit their social media status I'd have them all :) xxx 3y
Cortg I did read recently read that the adoption rate for black dogs is much lower than any other color. Maybe my next rescue pup will be black. Lola is a cutie! (edited) 3y
Vinjii @Cortg 😰 And thank you 😊 3y
Vinjii @emmalouise1 I hope you enjoy the book 😍 3y
Vinjii @Mitch me too! But I‘m running out of space! 3y
Crazeedi Get well soon! Beautiful fur friend! 3y
TheLibrarian That‘s terrible 😡 I know black cats have a lower adoption rate due to superstition. People are cruel and should want to adopt no matter what. Lola is adorable btw!! 3y
Vinjii @TheLibrarian Oh yes the superstition thing is bad 😰 3y
Vinjii @Crazeedi headache left, thank you! 3y
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Blood of the Mantis | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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New book arrived. Digging into this one soon. I love when there‘s book post dropping through my door.

tpixie Pretty puppy! #DogsOfLitsy 3y
KarenUK Those Aussie faces just get me! Soooo beautiful 😍💕🐶 3y
AlaMich 🐶❤️ 3y
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️🐶 3y
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Pushing Ice | Alastair Reynolds
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ For once science fiction and not fantasy. My gf‘s favourite Alastair Reynolds novel, hence my decision to finally give it a go. It‘s a fantastic concept, spans decades and has an epic scope. Characters are somewhat unlikeable, deeply flawed and I was totally engrossed in the plot.

One day, one of Jupiter‘s moons takes off and flies away. An alien ship had hidden in our solar system and now we‘re pursuing...

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My recent tbr pile.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I made my gf wrap things for #sffs and then we ran out of normal paper so there‘s some Christmas paper happening. Whoops. Talk about an unwanted theme added to a swap 🙈

Avanders Love the paper 😁 Has your package been sent? ☺️ 3y
Vinjii @Avanders Yes. It went off to @TCLinrow via Royal Mail first class last Monday 👍 hopefully will arrive safely. 3y
Avanders @Vinjii yay!! 💃🏽💃🏽 3y
TCLinrow It arrived yesterday 😊 3y
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One Word Kill | Mark Lawrence
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What a fantastic beginning #firstlines

I feel like I‘ll probably read this through in one go.

rretzler I picked this one too. 3y
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Magician's Gambit | David Eddings
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Still loving this series a lot. Just comforting classic #fantasy like sipping hot chocolate on a cold winter day.

Also, Blue loves his shark #dogsoflitsy

Crazeedi Your puppy is beautiful 🐶💖 4y
Vinjii @Crazeedi thank you 😍 4y
chapter_fifty2017 One of the best fantasy series ever!! 🤣 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Wohoo. I received my #sffs package and now the waiting begin.

Thank you @jenniferw88

jenniferw88 Glad it arrived! You'll need scissors to open it lol! 4y
Vinjii @jenniferw88 I've got them ready :D 4y
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Holy Sister | Mark Lawrence
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I can‘t wait to read these.

I was at the Birmingham MCM convention this weekend and it was amazing.

Hope everyone is having a good start into the week.

TrishB I can‘t wait for these either!! 4y
Vinjii @TrishB 💃 💕 4y
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This is a Jane Austen type fantasy. Humorous prose, filled with wit and social commentary. If you loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, you will like this! #fantasy

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Dragonfly Falling | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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The morning was joyless for him, as mornings always were.

#firstlines and this one is gold 😍

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Instead of reading we‘re playing a board game.

Edited to add: there‘s no board but it‘s definitely a game.

wordzie 😎 4y
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Never Die | Rob J. Hayes
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Touch was a wonderful thriller with an interesting premise. Empire in Black and Gold is a first in a ten book epic fantasy series and I can‘t wait to read the rest.
Never Die is fast paced action fantasy and I highly recommend it.

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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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He had his teeth cleaned today and is now feeling sorry for himself / sleeping off the anaesthesia while I read my fantasy book.

BooknIt Poor baby 4y
TheSpineView Pitiful!🙃 4y
Vinjii He feels very sorry for himself @TheSpineView @LynBee33 4y
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TheSpineView I can see that! But they are babies after all... fur babies! 4y
AlaMich Awww! He deserves extra treats, though maybe soft ones...🐶❤️ 4y
Aussie4paws Pretty Aussie 4y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m 5 books into the Shadows of the Apt and this series is A++! I‘m just starting a book by him from a different series. 4y
Vinjii @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love his work ❤️ 4y
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Touch | Claire North
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Her descriptions are so vivid and the premise of this book: being able to switch into someone‘s body by touching them is so clever.

Zelma That sounds really good! 4y
Vinjii @Zelma I‘m having so much fun with this one 😍 4y
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Stormwarden | Janny Wurts
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Look what I‘ve just received in the post! No not the dog 😂 now to finish writing today‘s chapter, make myself another coffee, then read some #fantasy

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Empire in Black and Gold | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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Because I need a new series #fantasy and here we‘ve got ten books finished about humans that are different because they‘re insect-kinden. There‘s wasp people and ant people and bug people and I find the premise intriguing.

KarenUK Awww...... Shepherds are just the prettiest 😍💕 4y
Vinjii @KarenUK ❤️😍 4y
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Ballet Shoes | Noel Streatfeild
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Apparently my gf‘s favourite childhood book, so I guess I‘ll have to read and find out why.

DakotaWilde I have this to read to my girls!! I can't wait 4y
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Touch | Claire North
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My next read. A break from all the traditional fantasy. What if you could transfer into someone else‘s body by touching them?

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