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elemenopew

Joined September 2016

Books shake my bones. | 📸+🐦: @elemenopew | 📚 : https://www.goodreads.com/elemenopew
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Thud! (Discworld, #34) by Terry Pratchett
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Fifth Elephant by Terry Pratchett
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Forever grateful to Terry Pratchett for giving me the line, "Assemble the facts, digest the information, consider the implications. Then go postal. But with precision." ?

#discworld #currrentlyreading #amreading #thud #terrypratchett #ankhmorpok #discworldcitywatch #samvimes

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Fifth Elephant | Terry Pratchett
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Fifth Elephant | Terry Pratchett

"Sometimes," Vetinari said, testily, "it really does seem to me that the culture of cynicism in the Watch is ... is ..."

"Insufficient?" said Vimes.

???
Oh Vimes ❤️

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Traitor's Blade | Sebastien de Castell
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Book #1 of @DeweysReadathon - and I've picked a winner. Totally getting Princess Bride + Three Musketeers vibes from this one.

I am such a sucker for a good swordfight. 🤺

#readathon #24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon #currentlyreading #amreading #greatcoats #2018reads

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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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A little nervous and excited to start this one, I've heard so many good things!

#currentlyreading #amreading #tinman #sarahwinman #coverlove #2018reads

Kalalalatja Hope you like it! 2y
elemenopew @Kalalalatja thanks! 😊 2y
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Does anyone have graphic novel recommendations? A series or book that really sucked you in?

I'm doing the #24in48 #readathon right now, and it's 8 pm here. I'm craving a soul-devouring read that'll help me stay awake tonight.

Suggestions, please, good bookfolk? 😊

BookMaven407 @TricksyTails probably has several suggestions that can help you find what you are looking for 🙂 2y
TricksyTails Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you for the tag @BookMaven407 ! 🤗 What kind of stories do you like? I‘m going to suggest Saga because it‘s the best series out there right now. 2y
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BookMaven407 @TricksyTails I knew you would be able to assist. 😊 2y
TricksyTails And then I‘ll ask @Clwojick and @GrilledCheeseSamurai to help with some suggestions as well. Hope that‘s a good start. 2y
elemenopew Omg. @BookMaven407, @TricksyTails - THANK YOU. I love Saga! I've only read about 3 volumes though, so I should really fix that. Chew, done! :) Court of Owls and Locke and Key have been on my TBR forever and I've never done anything about them. 😟 2y
elemenopew This is amazing. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 2y
TricksyTails Also, if your library provides the digital service Hoopla you could immediately read a lot of these titles! 😁👍 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Trillium is a great science fiction love story! It's a graphic novel too so 1 and done! 👌 2y
elemenopew @TricksyTails I wish. Everything in my library is in French, and I don't understand enough of the language. 😞 Comixology to the rescue! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Revival is an awesome noir series with slight elements of horror that I really like! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai And as always I'll recommend The Unwritten which is a series that is one of my absolute favourites! 2y
elemenopew @GrilledCheeseSamurai hey, Jeff Lemire! Like, Descender's Jeff Lemire? 😃 2y
elemenopew Thanks so much, @GrilledCheeseSamurai! Added to list! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @elemenopew you bet. Same Jeff Lemire! 👌 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai And I'll back up everything @TricksyTails recommended too. Great stuff. Especially if you haven't read Locke and Key. That one will suck you right in! 😍 2y
TricksyTails @elemenopew Aww I feel your pain about the library. Well, those titles are absolutely worth owning. I hope you enjoy them on ComiXology! 🤗 2y
TricksyTails Jeff Lemire also wrote Sweet Tooth! 😉 2y
TricksyTails You‘re so welcome! 😊 Can‘t wait to see what you read! 2y
elemenopew Whoa! 2y
GrilledCheeseSamurai @TricksyTails @elemenopew Jeff Lemire is kind of a fan favorite for a few of us. 😂👌 2y
elemenopew @GrilledCheeseSamurai rightly so, I'm guessing. 😄 I haven't read the others, but i LOVED Descender. 2y
Clwojick Oooh! I vote Giant Days 2y
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Clwojick Oh and Bernadette! 2y
elemenopew Giant Days and Rat Queens are favourites. ❤️ I'm going to have to check out Bernadette. Thanks so much @Clwojick! 🤗 2y
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It's 11:15 pm and I can't WAIT to start my #24in48 #readathon with these two beauties! 💙 I keep eyeing the clock every few minutes. 😅

I managed to snatch some time from work the last few weeks to read a little from each, but it'll be WONDERFUL to just unplug and ✨read✨ for an entire weekend.

Other TBR candidates are Call Me By Your Name, Ethan Frome, Saga, Norse Mythology & some good ol' Batman.

What's everyone else reading? 😊

eraderneely Love this book! 2y
elemenopew @eraderneely I just finished it, it's so good! I haven't laughed like that in ages. 😃 2y
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"An original scientific paper by a woman would have been very unusual, but there was precedent for women to write translations and summaries of men's work."

ALLL THE LOVE to Lovelace for adding her notes to a paper, making it two and a half times the size of the original. ♥

#currentlyreading #comics #graphicnovels #womenintech #girlpower #feminism #womeninscience #girlsjustwannahavefundamentalrights

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Oh, Shaun Tan. How is everything you create so beautiful?

#currentlyreading #amreading #shauntan #graphicnovels #sequentialart #illustration #poetry

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson

I've just read the first 3 pages of #Oathbringer that Kaladin's been in and he has already trudged, been distrustful of tall grass, felt drained, but determined.

If this isn't him in a nutshell, I don't know what is.

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Batman: Year One | Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli
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On a total Black Widow binge this #readathon.

Absolutely love the art and palette in the 2016 run!

How's everyone else's readathon going?

#currentlyreading #deweysreadathon #blackwidow #comics #bookbinge

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"If you know my name ... then you should know I don't play by anyone's rules."

#currentlyreading #blackwidow #nathanedmonson #readathon #comics #comicbooks

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Day 26 of #30daysofreadathon : Short stories

My pick? The Bloody Chamber.

This was deliciously creepy. I couldn't sleep until I was done, and I sure as hell couldn't sleep after.

And especially with Halloween approaching, this makes for the perfect read. ♥

Disney retellings have never be enough since.

#readathon #recommendations #bookrecs #Halloween #spookyreads

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Celebrating 10 years of @DeweysReadathon with the #30daysofreadathon!

Day 1, and I'm already stuck. Favourite book? Just one? Juuuuust one? 😭

*stares at bookshelf*

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Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson

Forever in awe of Brandon Sanderson's worldbuilding. ♥

#currentlyreading #wayofkings #stormlightarchive #brandonsanderson

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Just discovered a Litsy group on Goodreads and thought it was a fantastic idea. Thanks, @steverogers!

Putting this out there for anyone here that might want to join in. :)

We're at : https://goodreads.com/group/show/242328-litsy

Come say hi! 😃

(And this is me! : goodreads.com/elemenopew)

#goodreads #goodreadsgroups

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Descender Vol. 1 | Jeff Lemire
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Just starting Descender for #boutofbooks and holy wow, I love the art already. So different. So refreshing.

Sci-Fi? In space? In *watercolour*?

I'm curious to see how this holds up.

#descender #jefflemire #comics #graphicnovel #scifi #currentlyreading #amreading #boutofbooks20

Serotonin Good choice 👍 2y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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I'm loving this series. SUCH a fun read.

#currentlyreading #amreading #comics #giantdays

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Paper Girls 1 | Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang
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Mehso-so

Will definitely need to read a few more issues before I reach a verdict.

Shows promise, though. I'm a shameless Vaughan fan; but so far, I've managed to keep that bias in check. :)

For now, LOVE the palette, like the art, and really like how well-paced and uncluttered each panel is.

Onwards!

#papergirls #currentlyreading #amreading #comics #graphicnovels

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Fool's Fate | Robin Hobb
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GAAAH, does that title + blurb sound ominous or what?

Robin Hobb is easily one of my favourite authors, and I'm in awe of how she weaves her magic with all the books I've read so far.

But. She's not exactly gentle with her characters. 😖

Where's the Hobb Heartbreak Squad at?

#RobinHobb #TawnyMan #Farseer #RotE #Realmoftheelderlings #fantasy #currentlyreading #amreading

Kalalalatja At least she doesn't kill off every beloved character like GRRM 😄 2y
elemenopew @Kalalalatja agreed. :) But goddamnit, she puts them through SO MUCH that I can't decide if that's better or worse. (Heh heh, 'beloved', I see what you did there) 2y
Kalalalatja Hah! I hadn't even thought about that myself, it was a coincidence 😄 and I see your point. It is an awful lot she puts them through, but somehow they emerge stronger. But it wouldn't hurt her to give them a bit of a break sometimes 👍 2y
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The Golden Fool | Robin Hobb

How do you deal with the feeling of KNOWING things are about to go horribly horribly wrong, when there's nothing you can do to protect the characters you love? 😖

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And onward we go!

Be kind to my heart, pretty. I think I'm all cried out from the last one.

(I say this with full knowledge that Hobb is perfectly capable - and inclined - to wrench my heart out in the first three chapters. Sigh.)

#RobinHobb #TawnyMan #Farseer #RotE #Realmoftheelderlings #fantasy

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Just look at the tags I've had to use for this one.

I'm so drained. And so in awe of this series.

It's taking over my life and robbing me of even the little sleep I usually manage to steal.

Review to come once I've picked up the broken pieces of my heart.

(If you're on Goodreads and would like to say hi, please do! 😃 @elemenopew there, too)

#RobinHobb #TawnyMan #Farseer #RotE #Realmoftheelderlings #fantasy

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Such a rollercoaster of emotions this book has been.

#RobinHobb #TawnyMan #Farseer #RotE #Realmoftheelderlings #fantasy

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'The two of us, together, might be enough. After all, sometimes all it takes is a small stone in a rut for a wheel to lurch out of its track.‘

‘Mm. It does not sound like a good experience for the stone, however.‘

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Some speak of the savagery of beasts. I will ever prefer that to the thoughtless contempt some men have towards animals.

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"I don‘t understand. You are ill?"
"No. Just stupid."
"Ah. Nothing new there."

Oh, Nighteyes. ?

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I usually have a range of books ready for the #24in48 #readathon, but I'm currently on a Robin Hobb binge.

I doubt I'll be able to focus on anything until I finish re-reading the Farseer and Tawny Man trilogies.

WHY do I seek out pain and heartbreak? Why, why, why?

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Oof. This series. This author.

This is the first time I've re-read it in over a decade and I love it even more now than I did the first time.

But ohmyGOSH, is this a painful series to get through. And it probably doesn't help that I feel as strongly as I do for all these characters.

It's so rare for me to sit down *with a book I've read before* and still find it captivating, original, and heartbreaking.

On to book 3. Bring on the pain.

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Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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One of my eternal favourites. 💙
Loved it even more the second time around.

#persepolis #gettinggraphic #graphicnovels #comics #marjanesatrapi #rereads

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Ah, Billy Collins. 💙

This is why I love the #readathon. I'd never have thought to add poetry to my TBR if it wasn't for you folks suggesting it at one of the @DeweysReadathon Twitter Chats.

Here's wishing a lifetime of matching book series editions & a lack of bookslumps to all you lovely people. 😊 #teamfriend

How's everyone else's #readathon going? 😃

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So excited for the #readathon this weekend! Anyone using Litsy to track their reading and post updates? Let me know! 😃

sprainedbrain I am! 🙋🏻 3y
Kalalalatja Me too! 3y
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elemenopew @Kalalalatja awesome, thank you for commenting! I'll be sure to follow your updates. 😀 3y
Kalalalatja Nice, and likewise 😄👍 3y
eraderneely Yes! My only social media! 3y
Beachesnbooks I will be! 3y
PatienceFortitude Between here and my blog and Twitter. Not sure yet what the balance will be 3y
elemenopew @eraderneely excellent! Looking forward to your updates! 😀 3y
elemenopew @Beachesnbooks 🙌🎉😃 3y
elemenopew @PatienceFortitude yeah, I'm doing Litsy mainly - and maybe some Twitter and Instagram. 😊 Permission to follow you on Twitter, please? I love tuning in to everyone's reading progress! 3y
4thhouseontheleft I'm new to Litsy, but I'm going to try to rotate between Litsy and Twitter updates. Throw in IG and GR, and I don't want to spend all my time on social media! 😊 3y
elemenopew @4thhouseontheleft yes, me too! What's your Twitter and IG handle? May I follow you there? 😃 I'm elemenopew on all. :) 3y
4thhouseontheleft Of course you can! My twitter handle is @abergsmanNC 3y
ReadingSusan I will mostly be posting to my blog but will post on Litsy every time I finish a book. 3y
Jinjer Yes! 3y
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Oh my, Stephen Fry.

What an exquisite voice you have.

Sylvilel Stephen Fry is my spiritanimal🙌🏻 3y
elemenopew @Sylvilel he's amazing, isn't he? ♥ 3y
Sylvilel Absolutely😍 3y
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I feel you, Orma. We all do.

#currentlyreading #shadowscale

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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Ha.

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Fly By Night | Frances Hardinge
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No, YOU'VE got terrible impulse control and got yourself a second copy of this AMAZING gem of a book, by an extremely underrated & magnificent author because of how heart-stoppingly gorgeous the cover is.

Have you no shame?

#helpihaveaproblem #bookwormproblems #thatcovertho #flybynight #franceshardinge #bookrecs #booksaboutbooks #bookstagram #prettycovers #favouritereads

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hilarious. Relatable. And so, so entertaining.

#audiobook #scrappylittlenobody #annakendrick #readharder #bookriotchallenge #debutnovel #memoirs #autobiography (does this count as an autobiography?)

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book. This. Effing. Book.

So simple. So, so powerful.

#weshouldallbefeminists #feminism #equalrights #womensrights

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"We don't need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever."

- Philip Pullman

#books #reading #readinglife #booklove #quotes #philippullman

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick

"I bought a used Toyota and named him Charlie, after Charlie Brown, because he broke down all the time."

GENIUS. ?

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I really love how Neil Gaiman blurs the line between reality and fantasy - it's beautiful, it's subtle, and leaves the atmosphere around you tinged with a hint of the magical for days after reading any of his books.

Definitely recommend picking this one up. :)

#neilgaiman #theoceanattheendofthelane #quickreads #fantasy #fiction #allages

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And now on to book 2 for the #24in48 readathon.

I've been buddy-reading A Series of Unfortunate Events with Anna (@readrandproud on Twitter) and it's been so much fun! (Thanks, Anna! 🤗)

Reading these again, now, is injecting SUCH a kick of nostalgia into my life - I think I'm going to have to visit old favourites again. Maybe some Pullman or Garth Nix?

Anyway. This one's SUCH a good readathon pick. 😊

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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris
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Starting book 1 for today's #24in48 readathon!

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The Arrival | Shaun Tan
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I cannot even begin to describe how beautiful this book is. The art is intricate and mesmerising, and the whole concept of a "silent book" is completely blowing my mind. Who knew I could love a book without words so much?

#currentlyreading #readharder #bookriotchallenge #booksaboutimmigration #graphicnovels

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The Disenchantments | Nina LaCour
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No. No no no.

Serves me right for being misled by pretty tumblr graphics.

I am mentally and physically exhausted by this you-owe-it-to-me-to-tell-me trope. And this whole pining for someone unattainable, with the subsequent angst, guilt, and drama that accompanies it.

Also, can we just please have a book where good friends just STAY good friends? Is that really so much to ask for? 😟

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Mehso-so

"Is this a book club? How do they join? Do they ever pay?"

This was my first book of 2017, and not at ALL what I expected it to be. Read this as part of #boutofbooks and ended up completing a #readharder task in the bargain! Love when things work out that way.

The book - a good, quick read. But it's not something I'd recommend if you want that fuzzy-happy-drowning-in-pages feeling.

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Farenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury, Cid Knipel
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My favourite ever epigraph. 📚🔥

#bannedbooksweek

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