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catsuit_mango

Joined September 2016

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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
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An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
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Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Late breakfast getting started. Liking this book so far... Just the fact that a story based on science has only female main characters is great :)

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. LeGuin
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How can a cover Blurb be such a spoiler and at the same time so wrong about a classic? Making it sound like a romance.... Except if every thing changes in the last 40 pages, I'm pretty sure this is not what that book is about!

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When you talk about a concept from a book during the day with a friend and you come back home to order the epub... Is that still a book haul?

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Autobiography | Agatha Christie
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Quotes from Dame Agatha so far

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Les Rivières pourpres | Jean-Christophe Grangé
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When you are reading a book set in a region you know well and realise the author had not set foot there! There is no way to see Switzerland from annecy except if you see through mountains ;)

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Caught a cold on the first real nice day... So took 2 days off work to get better. That book will not survive my recovery ;) and drinking loads of tea #bookandtea

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Also talked to a total stranger just because they were reading a book I love or just looking at a book I love in a bookshop ;)
#bookwormbingo

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Suddenly it's summer here and I can spend my days outside reading... Even the hammoc is outside so don't look for me anywhere else ;)

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Men At Arms | Terry Pratchett
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What do you do when your current book is a doorstop per that you can't carry in the public transportation? You start another book for the bus-subway ride to work. And when once at work you don't have enough to keep you busy? You start reading an eBook on your computer. That my friends is how you end up reading 3 great books at the same time ;) as the doorstopper Les furtifs. as the bus read the haunting of hill house. as the eBook men at arms ;)

BooknerdsLife Hahaa that‘s why I‘m always multiple books at a time too 😂 Each book for each different occasion 👍🏼 2mo
catsuit_mango @BooknerdsLife i'm trying to avoid this now but I used to have up to 5 books on the go ;) 2mo
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Les furtifs | Alain Damasio
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Prepared work lunches for the week, voted for the EU elections, finished a translation for a friend and wrote an article for my blog... Now my week-end begins ;) or at least reading time without a to-do list!

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Les furtifs | Alain Damasio
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Finished the Charley Davidson today... Not really convinced maybe because it was recommanded as 'X is always laughing when reading one of those'... Oh well. And now I have to read the book stopper tagged as the author is giving a conference in 10 days in town and I will not carry that book in public transports.. So only reading at home takes longer ;)

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Trying to finish a second book today... And revisiting Arthur, lancelot, and guenievre

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When it's release day on a new @GailCarriger book and the first thing you do even before preparing tea is to download the book and start reading... And there is an cute alien, a cat and all the food... You know your day will disappear in a book :)

TrishB The best way to disappear! 2mo
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So very late to this party... And somewhat nervous : what if I like this book and need to read all the serie(s) and what if I don't like it while everyone around me recommands it? Do you get nervous starting a fm'famous' Serie?

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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Yesterday I met with friends, we drank tea and talked about needed something light after the Stephen King. One of them let me borrow the Mercy Thompson as something light and fun (she is the one who started me on the series) and the other one suggested Charles Davidson. Anybody has another suggestion?

GlassAsDiamonds Maybe you could define “light” a little! Urban Fantasy maybe Ilona Andrews? My “light” is Kerry Greenwood‘s Phryne Fishers or Corina Chapman series defined because I know they‘re not going to give me nightmares and I love the quality of the writing.... but then I also think that‘s for a decent amount of non-fiction. 2mo
catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds my light is Gail Carriger's parasol protectorate or Douglas addams' hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Something funny and silly and well written. I'll look I to those authors, as I have never read any one of them :) 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @catsuit_mango ah, cool! Probably the Greenwood‘s won‘t suit then but Ilona Andrew‘s InnKeeper series probably would. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is dark and hysterical and there‘s always Terry Pratchett! 2mo
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catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds OK for Ilona Andrew. I really liked meddling kids and yes of course to Terry Pratchett. Did you read the rivers of London by Ben aaronovitch? I love this Serie. 2mo
GlassAsDiamonds @catsuit_mango 😂😂😂😂 I wondered wether to include those!! I need to re-read the first two and get back into it, I loved it!!! There‘s a pulp fiction series tagged that‘s a cross between crime noir, Ben Aaronovich and a Quentin Tarantino movie of you aren‘t easily offended that you might also like - I‘m four books in so far. 😂 2mo
catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds sandman slim sounds just about right for me, I really like tarantino too ;) 2mo
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Anatomie de l'horreur | Stephen King
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When Stephen King goes on a rant (caps and all) about people reading the last pages of a book before reading all the book just to know the ending :)

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This is my list of books to buy... And the green ones are new releases from authors I like all going out in May June this year... I already preordered the tagged book... But my Tbr pile is never going down :s

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Anatomie de l'horreur | Stephen King
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Volume 2 of that book. It's slow going but so interesting to see what King 's influences are and his likes and dislikes. I wish there was a volume 3 from 1981 until now. #bookandtea

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I had a bit of trouble finishing it... The middle was not so gripping anymore. But now I want to see the painting for real again

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Abaddon's Gate | James S.A. Corey
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Book 3 of the Expanse read in 3 days... Lucky for me it was a long weekend. #bookandtea

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Probability Sun | Nancy Kress
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Book, cereals, honey from my home town, and tea from New Zealand... Weekend breakfast

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So after struggling so much with the German version (it was not so hard for the first 2 books) I found the translated version to be much easier... So I might stand a chance to finish it over the weekend now!

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I enjoyed this series (in English 😊) 5mo
julesG I still haven't started this. 😑 5mo
catsuit_mango @julesG I'm curious to know if you think the writing style changed or not. I do not remember struggling so much with the first 2 books. 5mo
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julesG Eventually started this and might bail before the first chapter is done. I have a hard time getting into it. 4mo
catsuit_mango Thanks @julesG it seems that the style (and not only my rusty German) might have something to do with this :) 4mo
julesG Yes. The style is atrocious. I will never understand how these books have become so popular. I would not have dared to publish them had they been my own work. I'm a terrible perfectionist. 4mo
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I'm nearly at the middle of the book, I really want to finish the Serie but I can't seem to concentrate. I don't know if it's because my German is rusty or because the story is blah... Does it get better? Should I just give up?

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Un souvenir de Loti | Philippe Curval
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Le quatrième de couverture donnait envie mais eu trop l'impression de lire une série de fantasmes de l'auteur transposé sur le personnage principal, et le personnage féminin n'est la que pour et par le héros alors que celui ci l'ignore totalement une bonne partie du livre.

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When you are trying to study up on diving but get distracted because the illustrations for the physiology chapter look too much like a hubot character from Real Humans...

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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I just read the Wikipedia page of Agatha Christie and jumped this one on the top of my to read list.
I read its translation as a teenager but learned since that said translation was modified to be more politically correct, or whatever looked like that in France in the 80s (the French title used to include the N word after all...)
Anyway original version as written by Lady A :)

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Probably the first book I'll read in 2019. Just started it. Space and océans... It was a gift by someone who knows me well :)
Also read exactly the same amount of books in 2018 than 2017 but this time it was half male half female authors :) (compared to 2/3 male 1/3 female last year)

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Book haul or more precisely : most of my Christmas and birthday presents were books... Not helping the huge tbr pile ;)

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I've been trying to finish it for 2 days. It's a good story but the rhythm follows a trip up a river. #vendredilecture #bookandtea

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La Volonté du Dragon | Lionel DAVOUST
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I saw the author at a round table and like him... But, so far, it's a conquest battle with weird technology and I'm so not into the story that I realised this book does not pass the Bechtel-Wallace test : only 3 women one is a teenager princess wife who does not speak and another is a dragon... And they never meet. :( I'm now considering a classification of the next books I read according to Bechtel-Wallace or not.

catsuit_mango Correction Bechdel-wallace test... 7mo
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It's grey outside so it feels like a day for sofa, faux-fur blanket and a great book

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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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Book, blanket and socks... Reading the first book of the series while husband is in the middle of the second one. Let's see if I finish before him ;)

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A Room of One's Own | Virginia Woolf

So work Christmas diner has a theme... Historical persons. I don't like to dress up and my interests are usually too weird for my coworkers,i'm pretty sure nobody will recognise who I'm supposed to be. Most of them never heard of Virginia Woolfe ;)

Awk_Word_Smith I mean “who‘s afraid of Virginia Woolf” anyway? 8mo
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La Horde du Contrevent | Alain Damasio
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Epub and audiobook, my Friday reads #vendredilecture

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La Horde du Contrevent | Alain Damasio
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When you start a book and the list of characters is too long, and a friend told you that each paragraph starts with a glyph to indicate the narrator... You make a list!
#bookandtea #chunkster

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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After a week off to do yoga relax and read... I bought Into the Water at the airport and could not help but dive in.

Cathythoughts Sounds like a very balanced approach to life 👍🏻😉❤️ 9mo
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Utopiales 13: recueil | Orson Scott Card, William Gibson, Peter Watts, Lucas Moreno
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Reading short stories because I'm travelling tomorrow and I don't want to be in the middle of a book for a week.. Or bring a half read book with me ;) #bookandtea tagged the previous edition as year 2014 is not in the database... Also... 4 years late ;)

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I have been wanting to read this for a long time, finally found it in audio book and it's a great explanation on why I crave water (being by or under it) and a reminder that I need more nature in my life. Recommanded to listen to it while walking by a river ;)

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Le Château des Millions d'Années | Stéphane Przybylski
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My 2 last books are happening in Germany in 1939 in contact with Hitler... Maybe I need a change of subject next?

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Beggars in Spain | Nancy Kress
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When husband goes in town to buy himself a book and brings you a science fiction and fantasy magazine because 'there are only women on the cover, I thought you' d like it' :) and Nancy kress just entered my tbr yesterday :)

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It's cold and dark outside and after some serious reads I need something light... I hope the German is not too hard as I'm rusty ;)

julesG It's not the first in the series, I hope you know that. The first is Rubinrot, which I still have to read. 9mo
catsuit_mango @julesG thanks Jules, yes I've read Rubinrot already but as I took some time in between my German needs to be reactivated every time I read a new one ;) I don't practice enough. 9mo
julesG Sounds like me and my French. 9mo
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After some interesting conversations with my cousins on women and men positioning society and perception... More to think about. Thanks again @TrishB :)

TrishB Glad you‘re enjoying it and a book that provokes conversation is definitely good 👍🏻 9mo
catsuit_mango @TrishB I'm always very vocal about those issues and trying to give the other perspective to younger people to improve the future ;) 9mo
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Gossamer | Lois Lowry
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Something poetic to start the day. #bookandtea

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When on the same day, 2 coworkers decide to give you books and it's not even your birthday!

DivineDiana It‘s a lucky day! 👏🏻 9mo
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Job: Comedy of Justice | Robert A Heinlein
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Why go to heaven if there are no books?

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Breakfast, book and tea :) in the sun #bookandtea

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It s one of those weeks when I start one book but can't read it at one point so I have to start another book... And then an audio book... Multi reading :) #vendredilecture

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The Boy on the Bridge | M. R. Carey
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Reason why I need to finish that book? Because it is just slightly too big to fit comfortably in my hand bag (I need to get back to ereading... The bag is bespoke for my ereader ;))

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Thank you @TrishB it's a lovely surprise and the book theme is just in my interest on non fiction :) plus I loved that the first bookmark I saw was the paris one :)

Cathythoughts Lovely gifts! Great picture 10mo
TrishB Glad it arrived safely 😁 and a great pic 👍🏻 10mo
Libby1 Wonderful gifts and fantastic book! 10mo
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