Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare

Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare

Joined September 2018

Look on my works
reading now icon
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
reading now icon
The Confusion by Neal Stephenson
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Beware of the Mouse | Leonard Wibberley
post image
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Untitled | Unknown

Could I ask for some advice? My library has switched its ebooks service from Overdrive to Borrowbox. I can't find a way to create a wishlist or TBR pile in Borrowbox, so every time I want to borrow a new book, I'll have to scroll through the entire catalogue, or write down on a bit of paper (how quaint!) which books the library has that I might want to read. Am I being stupid? Is there a way to create a TBR pile?

Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare In related news, Borrowbox doesn't have the audio version of 100 Years of Solitude, which I've listened to countless times. Losing access to it grieves me terribly 8mo
6 likes1 comment
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Macbeth | William Shakespeare
post image

Someone's studied the stats on Instagram hashtag posts about authors
https://electricliterature.com/whos-the-most-instagrammed-writer-of-all-time-9a3...

Gezemice Interesting! No living authors? 9mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Good spot, I hadn't noticed. You'd have thought JK Rowling might have been on there. Guess people hashtag Harry Potter rather than her. I was surprised Poe was as high as he was 9mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Mystery solved! The list is deliberately just ranking dead writers. Would be interesting to find out where current authors fit in that list. That's today's Internet Time-Suck Distraction From Work sorted... 9mo
See All 6 Comments
Gezemice @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Oh. That seems like a cheat. I wouldn‘t mind seeing how JKR and good old Will stack up against each other. 9mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Gezemice Shakespeare 2.01 million. JK Rowling 1.99 million. Pretty close considering Shakespeare had a 400-year head start on her 9mo
Gezemice @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Wow, that is close! 8mo
14 likes6 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Mouse on the Moon | Leonard Wibberley
post image

On to seventeen #countingbooks

blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image

Double spot for numbers fifteen and sixteen #countingbooks

blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
post image

Thirteen: Unlucky for some, but not for me in my weird little number quest. Am currently accepting bets on when people think I might reach number 100 #countingbooks

blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
post image

Double spot for numbers ten and eleven #countingbooks

12 likes1 stack add
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image

Dear Universe
Please can Richard E Grant narrate every single audiobook from now on?
Many thanks

10 likes1 stack add
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image

Double spot for numbers eight and nine #countingbooks
Lyrically written book of short tales - not quite prose, not quite poetry - almost staccato thoughts. I think I'll reserve judgement on whether I like it or not until a few days after I finish it

review
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
post image
Pickpick

Smart sci-fi set in a well-crafted universe. Strong female lead who's an expert in languages goes into space on a cross-cultural exchange with alien types. We'd all pack prosecco for a trip into space, right? Kept me guessing which genre it would end up in - horror, thriller, romance, detective, hard sci-fi. Turns out a complementary mix of four of them. Keen to see where the next book goes. And I found a number seven too #countingbooks

BookNerd9906 Great review! I‘m so glad you liked it! 9mo
BookNerd9906 @Andrew65 you should check this one out, I think you‘d like it. 9mo
Andrew65 @BookNerd9906 Thanks, sounds very interesting! Stacked. 9mo
13 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
The Confusion | Neal Stephenson
post image

Spotted a number six. On to number seven... #six #countingbooks Thoroughly enjoying Neal Stephenson's wordsmithery (is wordsmithery a word?) and world-building. It's the book, and series of books, that the phrase 'sprawling epic' could have been designed for

review
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Where the Bird Sings Best | Alejandro Jodorowsky
post image
Mehso-so

Sigh. I wanted to love this, I really, really did. Magical realism sprawling family history tale that brought back echoes of One Hundred Years of Solitude. But like an echo, it doesn't have the power of the original. Maybe it's because I've put One Hundred Years on such a high pedestal #five #countingbooks

review
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Burmese Days | George Orwell
post image
Pickpick

Story focuses on a group of British imperialists in Burma in the 1920s. An astonishing cavalcade of despicable characters, each more vile and loathsome than the last. Orwell spent five years in Burma in the military police, and this was the first novel he wrote. You can feel him seething with indignation as he writes, and you seethe along with him. Savagely well written.

9 likes1 stack add
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Ascending | Meg Pechenick
post image

Project to count consecutively from zero to infinity using numbers spotted in books reaches number four. Only, errr... Infinity minus four left to go. Stay tuned for number five, coming whenever I find it in a book. Might be tonight, might be next week, might be a year from now... #countingbooks #four

blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image

Great storyline - check
Witty writing - check
Knowing winks to the audience - check
Great art - check
Science - check
Strong female character - check
Zombies - check
Secret underwater base for baddies - check
Mockingbird's quickly become my second favourite Marvel character after Squirrel Girl

9 likes1 stack add
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image

My job in newspaper production's pretty relentless, but every now and again I get to be a bit silly. Came up with these for potential headlines for a story about a restaurant sponsoring a public library. Any I missed?

CoffeeNBooks These are great!! 😂🤣😂🤣 10mo
CoffeeNBooks And I love the reference to Ozymandias in your Litsy name and page info! 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Someone's suggested Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Scone, which I think is utter genius. User name's appallingly pretentious - the result of going into a blind panic when faced with having to come up with something! I probably shouldn't be let loose with a computer on my own... 10mo
See All 9 Comments
RaimeyGallant Hilarious! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 10mo
MelissaSewell • Grape Expectations
• Midnight in the Garden of Food and EVOO
• Tequila Mockingbird
9mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @MelissaSewell Haha, brilliant 😀 9mo
17 likes9 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare

So I was lying on my back reading on my ipad last night and started getting drowsy. Nodded off and dropped the ipad, which hit me square on the nose. My first reading-related injury I think. Nose fine, ipad fine, ego slightly bruised

RaimeyGallant I just bought an overhead ereader/tablet holder from Chapters Indigo for $20 tonight. And welcome! (edited) 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @RaimeyGallant That's an actual thing that actually exists? Amazing. My nose needs to get one. And thanks for welcome - you Litsy people are the best 😀 10mo
See All 8 Comments
RaimeyGallant I'm going to try to post a pic of it tomorrow. 10mo
RaimeyGallant Posted! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s why I love real books! My daughter knows when I fall asleep because the books hits the hardwood floor 🤣🤣 10mo
rather_be_reading 😂😂 9mo
9 likes8 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Jack Glass | Adam Roberts
post image

I'm a sucker for a well designed book cover, and this one is head and shoulders above everything else at the top of my list. Pretty much all of Adam Roberts' covers are sublime - all done by the same design company, Black Sheep, in the UK. If you're a fellow cover design nerd, check out Chip Kidd's Ted talks on the subject if you haven't already seen them

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare Aw thanks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Everyone's super-nice here - i feel like i've stumbled into a magical troll-free corner of the internet 😀 10mo
See All 13 Comments
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 100% troll free and freakishly supportive community. You're going to love it. 10mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🍁👋🏻😊 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Eggs Thank you! 😀 10mo
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Lel2403 Thank you 😀 10mo
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 10mo
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @Wife Thank you. Everyone's so nice! 😀 10mo
15 likes2 stack adds13 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare @britt_brooke You're a Vonnegut fan - you might like... 10mo
13 likes2 comments
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Where the Bird Sings Best | Alejandro Jodorowsky
post image
5 likes1 stack add
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
3 likes1 stack add
review
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Pickpick

Tales of people getting their comeuppance. For anyone who revels in watching 'instant karma' videos on youtube

review
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
Pickpick

Time travel or PTSD side-effects? I've Read it twice and i'm still unsure. Definitely post-modern, definitely gets the brain going

blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
blurb
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare
post image
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy!! 📚🎃📚 9mo
3 likes2 comments