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greeniezona

greeniezona

Joined December 2018

micro publisher | science geek | mom | motivated by lists | new to Litsy
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Abbott | Saladin Ahmed
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I haven‘t been following many graphic novels lately, so I hadn‘t heard of this before I saw it featured on a Made in Michigan shelf at the bookstore. The next time I was at the library I decided to check it out, and I immediately fell in love. Abbott is a fantastic character, the detective/horror story is gripping, the 1972 Detroit setting is perfect for its themes, the illustrations are consistently great and THOSE COLORS! SO GORGEOUS!

suzisteffen Great to hear! I adore the author and support him on Patreon, but I haven‘t gotten into reading his comics yet. Adding to the TBR stack ... 8mo
greeniezona @suzisteffen He‘s been on my TBR list for a while, but I hadn‘t gotten around to him before now. I‘m definitely going to be more likely to pick up his books in the future! 8mo
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Every once in a while I ask my oldest kid to recommend a book to me. Turns out he‘s salty that I haven‘t finished reading the Percy Jackson series. So, book three it was! As always, I found the “jump straight into the action” opening a little jarring, but I enjoyed it overall. My favorite part was probably Artemis revealing that she turns boys who trespass in her camp into jackalopes. I have a strange weakness for jackalopes.

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Queen of Zazzau | J.S. Emuakpor
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I haven‘t read this book yet, but I have made a pair of earrings to match the cover! It‘s gotten good reviews, so it‘s definitely high in my March TBR!

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Notes of a Crocodile | Qiu Miaojin
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I made earrings to match the cover of Notes of a Crocodile because its sunny, citrusy color scheme was making me happy when I was trapped in the house with my kids after multiple snow, cold, and ice days. I‘ve heard very mixed reviews in this book. Have you read it? What did you think?

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Salt Is For Curing | Sonya Vatomsky
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Just started this collection of poetry from one of my favorite micro presses, Sator Press, and I think I‘m in love.

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Currently cuddled up on the couch with A Winter Book. Loving it so far!

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The Black God's Drums | P. Djeli Clark
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My #januarywrapup!

3 library holds 😁
2 poetry 😃
1 non-fiction 😕
1 backlist challenge 😩

Emoji are indicators of how I felt about my progress in each category, and ABSOLUTELY NOT a reflection of how I felt about the books! I really enjoyed all of these!

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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland

Okay, well, #24in48 is over, and I just made my modest goal of 14 hours, which I am happy enough about. I only have 13 hours, 48 minutes “on the clock,” but then I realized that I failed to count the time I read bedtime stories to the kids, which was 30-40 minutes-ish. I FAILED to finish A Conspiracy of Truths because my reading today was slow and distracted, but I certainly made way more progress than I would have without the Readathon. So, yay!

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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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Okay, well I only got 6 hours in yesterday for #24in48, because of my husband‘s big work party, but I‘m up with my tea ready to go for day 2! I should be kid-free most of the day, so I‘m aiming for at least eight more hours. We‘ll see!

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About five hours in to #24in48, and I‘ve finished How to Survive a Plague. I loved it so much. Full of rage, sadness, relief, and even joy, I was moved to tears more than once. A moving account of tragic period in history that has so much to teach us for today.

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I love this opening quote from How to Survive a Plague. Paul Monette‘s Becoming a Man made a huge impact on me as a young woman, and I have loved him ever since.

For the #24in48 Hour 6 challenge.

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My #24in48 Readathon TBR. Absurd, I know, and not how I would normally rock a Readathon TBR, but I kind of decided to try this Readathon our last second when I found out I‘d have unexpected childfree time this weekend. I also have a lot of plans this weekend, so I don‘t expect to make 24 hours, but I‘m looking forward to concentrated reading time. Two of these books are monsters I‘ve been reading awhile and need to finish, the other is due soon!

greeniezona Wish me luck! 10mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Since I‘m still kinda new here and keep meaning to do some sort of introductory post, this seemed like a good moment to do that! Here‘s my #20thingsaboutme. Hopefully I didn‘t get too deep in the weeds.

LauraBeth #19 is THE ideal vacation! 10mo
Crazeedi #19 YES!!!! 10mo
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It was actually my thirteen-year-old son who picked this up from the library, but it looked so good that I disregarded my queue and picked it up the second he was done with it. I don‘t normally like short story collections, or read much crime fiction, but I am LOVING this so far.

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The Black God's Drums | P. Djeli Clark
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When you take your kids to the library and shouldn‘t be looking for books for yourself because your stack of checked out books at home is already too tall to possibly read them all before you have to take them back and.... ooops.

suzisteffen The Black God‘s Drums is SO GOOD. Can‘t wait for the sequel! 10mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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So..... did I mention that I‘m also a beader? Not long ago I started a project to make earrings to coordinate with beautiful book covers! I just finished this pair this weekend and am very pleased with them. 😁

greenhairdontcare LOVE the idea! 10mo
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Saw this at @Chelleo and like the idea of doing this in advance of Black History Month.

1. Nikki Giovanni, Frederick Douglass, The Obamas, all the Hidden Figures ladies
2. Nikki Giovanni, N.K. Jemisin, L.D. Lewis, Octavia Butler, Tracy K. Smith, Nnedi Okorafor
3. Yes
4. SFF, poetry, nonfiction
5. The Reconstruction Period

#blitsyhistorymonth

Chelleo Ohhh...a few of these authors are new to me...off to investigate 10mo
greeniezona @Chelleo 💜💜💜 10mo
greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 Thanks for the recommendations! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗 10mo
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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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Have you ever liked an author so much that you were nervous to read their book? A friend commissioned me to make a pair of earrings to match this book cover to give the author as a gift. As a result, I ended up following Rowland on twitter and her podcast. I have a massive girl crush now, but the book isn‘t my normal pick, and what if I don‘t like it? Reassure me, please!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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When you finally read a book that has gotten ALL THE HYPE and you find it deserved every word of it. I finished reading this and IMMEDIATELY put it into the hands of my thirteen year old and said READ THIS.

Weaponxgirl Welcome to Litsy 😁 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 10mo
greeniezona Thanks for the welcome! 10mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Sure, this is a week late, and I‘ve already finished reading one of the books in this stack, but I‘ve had kids under foot and was waiting for holds to come in at the library. Anyway, here is my January TBR pile. Do any of you make monthly TBR stacks? I started last fall, and while it took me a few months to make this practice mine, now I really like it.

Weaponxgirl I try and fail to stick to my choices guaranteed. Too much of a mood reader 10mo
greeniezona I get it! I usually am, too. I don‘t try to hold myself to this stack at all. I just make my stack, display it prominently on my coffee table all month, and go there first when I‘m looking for a new book to read. But if I‘m not feeling any of those in the moment, I don‘t feel bad about looking elsewhere. 10mo
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The Seas: A Novel | Samantha Hunt
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These are the books that I read in December. This is NOT representative of how I live my life in a normal month. This IS representative of my last minute panic trying to achieve my goodreads challenge goal.

BookishMarginalia Nice stack! 10mo
greeniezona Thanks! Much of the volume was only made possible by doctor‘s office waiting rooms and a lot of time of Christmas spent in cars with my husband driving. 10mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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My 2019 TBR. Hahahahahahaha.

greeniezona Seriously, though. This is my TBR bookcase. Every year at the beginning of the year, I fill it with the books from my shelves that I most want to read in the next year. I know, of course, that I won‘t read them all, but I love the process of picking them, and I love having one bookcase to go to when I‘m in that “I don‘t know what I want to read next,” mood. Something almost always catches my eye. 10mo
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The five books I finished yesterday in my mad dash to meet my goodreads challenge. Only one more book to go!

A Good Cry — Nikki Giovanni ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Future Science — Max Brockman 🖤🖤🖤🖤
Poison in Small Doses — Tammy Bendetti 🧡🧡🧡🧡
Every Heart a Doorway — Seanan McGuire 💜💜💜💜
Sex Criminals, vol. 5 — Matt Fraction 💗💗💗💗💗

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I‘ve just gotten home from Christmas trip 1, am getting ready for Christmas trip 2, my house is a giant mess, I‘m in a sprint to try to finish six books in the next three days to finish my goodreads challenge for the year, and now I‘m learning a new social media app?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING HERE.

At least this book is pretty good so far.

shadowspeak17 Welcome to Litsy! 😄👋🏽 10mo
greeniezona Thanks @shadowspeak17! Any recommendations on getting started? 10mo
shadowspeak17 I‘d suggest checking out @RaimeyGallant ‘s list of Litsy tips. The link to them is in her bio. @Chelleo also made some YouTube tutorials (link in her bio) if you need help figuring anything out. I‘d also recommend following @Litsy so you stay in the loop about updates and changes to the app. 10mo
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shadowspeak17 Litsy is a lot of fun. I really hope you enjoy it. 😊 Most people I‘ve interacted with on here are really nice, so if you need any help with anything, you can make a post about it or ask in the comments on someone else‘s post and someone will help you. #LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome!!! 10mo
greeniezona Thanks again! 10mo
mcipher Aaaah, the holidays! 😆 Welcome to Litsy! It‘s the only social media I use. Everyone is so nice, and mostly if you take a picture of your current book and write a few words about it, and like and comment on other people‘s stuff, you‘ve got it. You can figure the rest out later! 10mo
Xeno Welcome!! That book sounds very interesting! I‘m always intimidated reading about non fiction scientists, such real geniuses 10mo
greeniezona @Xeno — I just finished it and liked it over all. They‘re short little essays and they‘re focused on the science more than the scientist. 10mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 10mo
Karisa Sounds about right! 🤣 Welcome! 📚👋😃 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 10mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! :) 8mo
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