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acktopus

Joined September 2016

I'm a secret to everybody.
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I finished the 12th and final book of my #24in48 challenge after about 24h15m. And looking around at all the incomplete chores that piled up this weekend... I think this might be my one and only readathon. On the plus side, I made some serious TBR progress, which is great since it seems like I've had 0 time to read for the first half of this crazy year.

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The Hike | Drew Magary
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Finished up book 11 for my #24in48 almost exactly as I hit 21 hours. Here's hoping I can finish one more around 6:30pm and make it #12for24in48... because maths.

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Damaged Goods | Jennifer Bardsley
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Finished up book 10 of my #24in48 at my hour 19. I figured I could maybe finish two more if I chose strategically, so next up is another recommended to me by my wife that isn't 500 pages

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Damaged Goods | Jennifer Bardsley
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Finished Fresh Romance Vol 2, which isn't listed on Litsy yet, as Book 9 of my #24in48. 17 hours in and starting my first novel of the day on a recommendation from my wife.

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Finished up graphic novel no 2 for #24in48. One more and I'll probably be awake enough to focus long enough to read a prose book!

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First book of a graphic novel run down for Book 7 of my #24in48.

2BR02B Looks fun! 2y
acktopus @2BR02B my wife found it at one of our local comics shops and picked it up on a whim. It's definitely a cute series and a nice, light read 2y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I finished up book 6 about 2 am and about 15.5h into my #24in48. Exactly as thought-provoking as I expected and wanted. Following up now with something much quicker and much lighter to accompany breakfast.

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Finally finished book 5 for my #24in48 after 13.5 total hours. Hopefully I've picked a faster read for book 6. It's definitely a heavier book.

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A little more than 1/3 of the way through my #24in48, and the part of my brain that thinks I should be productive is feeling this.

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Moving away from demons for Book 5 in my #24in48... but I think I'm sticking with the "sociopaths" theme...

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25% into my #24in48 and well into what I'm now thinking of as my Dark Arc. Maybe I should pick a less demony book after this one, mix it up a little....

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Having finished book 3 of my #24in48, on to book 4. From a local author to an author I've listened to (on the Writing Excuses podcast) for years but whose books I've yet to read.

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A favorite video game of mine, so I had to finally read the manga as book 2 of my #24in48. Next up is a book I picked up after meeting the author at a writing class at a local library.

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Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
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Started off the 24in48 with a new book. 1:30 in and one down! Maybe this will finally get me caught up on my reading goal for this year!

Also, seriously, read this book.

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In the spirit of not giving a crap about Secret Empire, I took advantage of some #fcbd sales to pick up some hopefully GOOD Captain America trades. #failhydra

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Volo's Guide to Monsters | Wizards RPG Team
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Oh how @Carol is going to hate how I spent my day. Better get Aida all leveled up! 😈

Carol Oh shit 🤓 3y
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Communication is important.

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She-Hulk: Single Green Female | Dan Slott, Juan Bobillo, Paul Pelletier
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She-Hulk: Time Trials. She's burning through the sky. Yeah.

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Hey! Hey, listen!

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You've gotta stop spending your rupees on new books until you read the old ones!

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Don't play silent protagonist games with me!

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"How did I spend my weekend? Oh, I just rolled up the same character in like 8 different systems to get a feel for them."

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Black Widow Forever Red | Margaret Stohl
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Mehso-so

I couldn't completely get into this book. As a Natasha Romanova novel, I wasn't that into it. I didn't feel like it really nailed the Black Widow character. As a spy thriller novel, I didn't feel like it nailed the necessary pacing or the plot complexity, even for a YA book. And the writing for the action scenes didn't really describe scene or setting well enough to put me into the scene the way a cinematic action scene should.

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My current physical TBR, not counting comics or my technical books. I WILL clear this out this year... somehow... maybe.

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Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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I enjoyed the first book despite a few issues, and I felt much the same about this sequel. There were definitely times I felt the story dragged a little, and I could point out a few other things that bothered me a little. Even so, this is one of the best Sherlock Holmes-inspired storylines I've seen out of the many that crossed my shelf in the past 18 months, and overall I quite enjoyed the book.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Out of all of the directly Holmes-inspired books @carol brought in last year, this might be my favorite. It's darker than I expected for a book she'd recommended, but I found it to be well written and one of the more original takes on the Sherlock Holmes genre.

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Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld | Peter David, John Byrne, Jo Duffy, Tom DeFalco, Mark Gruenwald, Mike Carlin
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I'm often the lame guy playing the paladin in the D&D group, so I'm a sucker for a good Superman or Captain America arc. This compilation is definitely dated in various ways, but if you're into the core conceit, I think it's worth a read.

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This has been sitting on my TBR shelf for a long while. Do I dare read it and risk the shelf growing two more in its place?

TheBookDream Yes! Did you read it? 3y
acktopus @TheBookDream Finally did, yeah. And, true to form, picked up like three new books the day before I finished it. My dresser and nightstand are secretly a Literaturnian Hydra. 3y
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Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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"Maybe the world wasn't smart enough to make sense."

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Protect yo brain #magichelmet

quirkyreader I need one of those considering how many car crashes I've been in. 3y
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Volo's Guide to Monsters | Wizards RPG Team
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I might be favorably biased toward books like this because I'm always looking for idea seeds for the campaign I'm running. This is exactly the type of book I need sometimes, something I can just steal and remix ideas from for my own world. It's probably best for people just starting a campaign or campaign arc, but if you're looking for deeper "monsters" in your campaign, this has some great starting points.

Carol IS THERE A STORM GIANT IN OUR ADVENTURING PARTY? IS THEMA AN OMEN?!!!? I HAVE ALL THE QUESTIONS AND CAPS LOCK! 3y
acktopus I thought I was pretty clear about Thema being an omen! #dndtalk #superinsiderefs 3y
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Bitch Planet #9 | Kelly Sue DeConnick
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Today's picture represents something like 1/3 of my comic book backlog... not including the 4 or 5 old trades I picked up on sale this past weekend.

quirkyreader Did you go to Halloween Comic Fest? 3y
acktopus @quirkyreader I am bad at this when work is heavy. Yes, I did, but only thanks to @Carol remembering about it. I still have to read those, though! 3y
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Jonesy | Sam Humphries
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How I feel when I have to go to work at 4:30 AM.

Carol You should just go with me to my conference. 💤 3y
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Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy | Chynna Clugston-Flores
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Comic Book Day! Now I just need a break from running D&D sessions so I have time to read them....

Lacythebookworm What's the third one on the top row? Starts with a J❤️? 3y
acktopus @Lacythebookworm That's Jonesy. It's a fun read - it's about a junior high ish age girl with magical love powers. And ferrets. 3y
Lacythebookworm Sounds good! I'll have to look for it! 3y
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Josie & The Pussycats (2016-) #1 | Marguerite Bennett, Cameron Deordio
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"Why are you even here?"
*mutters* "Because I was in the comic."
"What?"
"Nothing!"

ultrabookgeek One of my favorite movies ever! That line is one of the best too. 3y
acktopus @ultrabookgeek I was legitimately stunned the first time I saw the movie because the trailers and ads made it look terrible. It was straight up great! I'll put it right up there with stuff like Galaxy Quest and Naked Gun. 3y
ultrabookgeek @acktopus definitely a cult classic that makes me lol every time. Also, an awesome bit of late 90s/early aughts acting. Parker Posey and Alan Cumming??? 3y
acktopus @ultrabookgeek And, of course, nobody rocks the mic like Du Jour. 3y
ultrabookgeek @acktopus sometimes I start singing "backdoor lover" for no apparent reason. Lol 3y
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While not as hotly anticipated by me as a full Iron Druid book, I really enjoyed this light novella. Maybe even more per word than a full novel since Oberon and Atticus's conversations are usually my favorite part of the books.

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Lumberjanes | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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Maybe it was just due to listening to 3 episodes of Welcome to Night Vale yesterday, but I read this in Cecil's voice.

the-flashley Welcome to Nightvale is the actual best! I wish everything I read were narrated by Cecil, punctuated by outbursts about Carlos. 😂 3y
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I started in on this because of Archer's crossover appearances in Faith. I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed this weird mystical Armageddon Illuminati story that seems delightfully lacking in completely sane characters. I'm looking forward to picking up more, and I'm glad there are plenty more waiting already.

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...said every one of my players ever. #deadpoolanddragons

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Picked up DC's Raven #1 on a whim last week little knowing it contained my new catch phrase.

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Eclipse Phase - Gatecrashing | Sandstorm Productions
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Thanks to the wife's bookstore run today, I now have some new Eclipse Phase sourcebooks. Now I just need to finish the D&D game I'm running so I have time to try them out!

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They call me Doctor Bird. Good morning, how are you? I'm Doctor Bird.

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Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 | Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp (Illustrator), Paulo Siqueira (Illustrator), Matthew Clark (Illustrator)
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Now that I don't have to wrestle the iPad away from my wife, I can try out Litsy myself! Here's what happens when I get a week behind in comics (not counting the digital ones....).

Joe_Jones I haven't read any Wonder Woman in a really long time. I am really enjoying the Rebirth issues. 3y
Suzze Welcome! I don't read comics but my nephew (he's 46) reads one a day and posts a pic on Facebook. 3y
acktopus I've enjoyed pretty much all the Rebirth stuff I've tried so far - Hipster Batman/Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Nightwing, and the Batgirl stuff, basically. I also have 10 or 11 Marvel issues stacked up, but I didn't have them in front of me. The past week has not been a good reading week for me - maybe I should try a one-a-day commitment just to make me set aside the time! 3y
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Lizpixie Welcome! Your wife has great taste, so you must be amazing☺️Have fun on here, and again, welcome to our community. 3y
Zelma Wow, some catch-up reading! I need to get the ball rolling again on Sandman and I need the next Bitch Planet and Rat Queens. 3y
WanderingBookaneer Love the Zelda quote! 3y
WanderingBookaneer (On your profile) 3y
Chessa Welcome to Litsy! Dying to read that Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy crossover!!! 3y
Lacythebookworm Jen! Lumberjanes! Wonder Woman! 3y
LauraBrook Welcome!!! 3y
moranadatter Welcome! I'm so glad to have more comics people on Litsy! 3y
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