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khooliha

Joined September 2016

Gonna get crushed by a tbr pile. They/Them
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The Science of Discworld II: The Globe by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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The Science of Discworld II: The Globe | Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen

In an effort to catch up with Pratchat, I am about to get into The Globe, so be aware that there will almost certainly be Insufferable Rincewind Posting

julesG 😂😂 23h
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The Countess Conspiracy | Courtney Milan
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Spent the evening reading, because spending time with a romance novel was what I needed. I felt both Violet and Sebastian, and I'm very glad everyone is this book found each other.

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Gotta destroy this school

ozma.of.oz Hell yeah! 🔥 2d
khooliha @ozma.of.oz If this series is ever going to get a big bad (and I'll admit that I'm not convinced it will), it has to be Whitethorn. 2d
ozma.of.oz Totally agree. There‘s more to be learned about the Institute, I‘m sure. 2d
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Hey, uh, how did Regan end up in this terrible place???

ozma.of.oz It sounded like her parents sent her, I think. My brain did a record scratch too! 2d
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The Damnation Game | Clive Barker
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This book is kind of about being tired and I'm so tired lately. I'd love to read it when I'm in less of a depressive funk, but it's good this time too!
PS both people who are 19 in this book should be a bit older, I think

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Mehso-so

This book would be more fun if it was organized by topic - possibly less repetitious too! As is, I find it pretty needless, but cannot fault the quotes. The books are good!
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julesG I find it messy, too. 4d
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The Damnation Game | Clive Barker

Started the next book for my horror book club today and so far it whips!

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The Route of Ice and Salt | Jos Luis Zrate
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Got a B&N gift card for Christmas, spent part of it on small, horrific books about the sea.

khooliha I think they make a handsome pair! 1w
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Something about the writing style of this book made it feel like homework. Gave it 75 pages and cannot get on board. Not bad, just... not for me, it seems. Great cover though!

holarosarita I thought the writing was very… Immature? Kind of like reading a blog in a book form, I guess? 1w
khooliha @holarosarita I agree. The sentences struck me as very plodding. The editor should have helped on this front! 1w
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett
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Truly, I think these first two Moist books are unimpeachable! Love how thematically on point this book is, every piece feeding into the idea of accepting all of yourself. Bent is my favorite Disc subplot. It is a little bittersweet to see the set up plans and be pretty sure that Raising Steam doesn't touch on that stuff (though I have only read it once, when it came out).
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bthegood Just put the first book of Discworld on my TBR - what does #OokBOokClub stand for? thanks - 1w
khooliha @bthegood It's a monthly readalong here on Litsy! 1w
bthegood @khooliha thanks - 1w
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett
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He just loves Moist
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett

"But mostly, he wanted tomorrow to be different from today."

You revolution, you hurricane
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I am noticing, on this reread, that the thing about Mr. Bent is really well sign-posted. Maybe I was foolish to think he was a vampire?
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ozma.of.oz Not foolish at all! I totally thought the same thing! 1w
khooliha @ozma.of.oz It helped that, shortly after I posted this, Moist straight up said it out loud. Book wants you to think that, even if the hints are super clear on a reread. 1w
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett

This structure/overall plot of this book is fascinating because it's just Going Postal again with the details changed, and Moist has to learn the same thing about himself but with a different emphasis: Postal it was "he is a Good Person" and here it's "HE is a good person."
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DrexEdit I like how you put that! It's a subtle distinction, but I think you've nailed it. 👍 2w
khooliha @DrexEdit I think it really works because in some ways his journey of self-discovery in Going Postal was discovering that he had a self. 2w
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett

I treasure every Vetinari smile
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The Heiress Effect | Courtney Milan
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Really, really enjoyed this one! I like its atypical structure and its "fuck the man" vibes. This Brothers Sinister boxset just keeps getting stronger! (Though I will admit to being at a loss after the next book, as those are all the titular brothers, yes??)

khooliha Ah, Free gets a book and the other is a novella about people I've yet to meet. Makes sense! 2w
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Making Money | Terry Pratchett

Rubbing my hands together in glee as I remember one of the side plots/character arcs being my favorite in all of Discworld
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The Heiress Effect | Courtney Milan

This book being all casual about how it's cops that make demonstrations violent: 💖💖💖

khooliha She's right and she should say it 2w
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The Heiress Effect | Courtney Milan
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This whole trilogy is great, and the heist at the core of this one is a delight.

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So far this book has given me sides of historical polyamory and a gay mom. This is in addition to a heist!

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Three Little Mistakes | Nikki Sloane
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Wow, what an asshole

Bailing at 13%

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The Raven | Jonathan Janz

Oh great, a "that BITCH" style divorced dad tirade at nearly the halfway mark. Great!

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The Witness for the Dead | Katherine Addison
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Oh book, forgive my greasy mitts...
I really loved this book! It was good to hang with Celehar, for a real busy time, and it was good to see him forging connections where he lives. Love yourself Thara!

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The Witness for the Dead | Katherine Addison

Every book in this universe could be about an outsider MC forming connections with the people around them and I would be thrilled.

DrexEdit Amen! 1mo
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While this probably my least favorite of the Tiffany books so far, I still enjoyed this book. Gotta say, the Miss Treason stuff was my favorite and hit me the hardest, with Tiffany getting to hang out with Nanny Ogg a close second.
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This Roland subplot is Grim!
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Hoping to turn this one around fast so I can be caught up on #OokBOokClub !

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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Weeks late, I have finally finished Thud, a book that (in my memory) lived more in physical Koom Valley than it actually did. I quite enjoyed it, but I can't say it quite came together for me the way some of the earlier Watch books did. Also, if I were possessed by an incredibly ancient demon I would simply accept that that had happened to me and also never stop patting myself on the back for kicking its ass.
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett

This book seems really invested in getting across that Sally and Angua are queer a d honestly I'm on board.
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett

Wow, Sybil is being real racist about dwarves??? Not a fan!
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julesG That was weird. I did not see that coming. 1mo
khooliha @julesG It seems to run counter to her stuff from Fifth Elephant! 1mo
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett

Interesting line in here where it turns out Carrot and Angua have separate beds. No one can convince me on this reread that Carrot is not ace.
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Thud! | Terry Pratchett

Very odd to me that it's Vimes's soul that reminds him that he hates vampires, and it's made only odder by his interview with Sally, which is a relatively smooth affair.

Also, I kind of wish she didn't go by Sally, but I am having fun picturing her doing Watch work in a big 'ol hat.
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Experimental Film | Gemma Files
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My horror book club's next pick, I enjoyed this one, though it sort of felt to me like it spun off of its emotional core towards the end. Still, it's good!

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Thud! | Terry Pratchett
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Way, waaaaaay behind on #OokBOokClub , hoping to catch up and probably back to back it with Wintersmith. Don't know how excited I am to revisit this one! Let's go!

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Experimental Film | Gemma Files

If this book were written now (as opposed to a handful of years ago) Arthur Whitcomb would rightfully be called a Wife Guy. Sorry your wife is likely haunted by the Fair Folk, Arthur!

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Demon Next Door | Chace Verity
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Snuck in a demon novella over my weekend break and it ruled. Nuit: a real weirdo!

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Body Shocks | Ellen Datlow
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I enjoyed these stories, though I'm not sure all are body horror and I don't think most of them are especially extreme. There's some gnarly bits, to be sure, but I was expecting worse, or at least a higher level of gnarly consistency.

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Battle Royal: A Novel | Lucy Parker
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Sometimes you have to look at your obvious-industrial-spy intern and say "You just put a bunch of poison in food we were intending to sell - you're fired."

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Poison for Breakfast | Lemony Snicket
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I'm in no mood for direct address ruminations about death

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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge
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Feelin' sad for Pumpkin Boys

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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge

I think maybe we should stop trying to murder the pumpkin boy we create

khooliha Turns out a girl with my name has shown up to express my opinions 3mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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You ever feel entirely alienated by another person's nostalgia? Anyway, I read The Halloween Tree.

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This book made me hungry, made me cry, and made me miss my friends fiercely.

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Meanwhile, I want to finish this book today because I truly don't know how all these characters are going to get out of this situation alive, let alone happy!

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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I finished this book 10 days ago and I still think of the very ending but I also still think of how tired it made me. Not the strongest pick in the world, but an interesting book.

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Nearly forgot to do this!
1) I'm a Night Worms subscriber, happy to have gotten my sub in years ago when it wasn't a mad scramble every month (I do not succeed in scrambles). Tagged book from my most recent box.
2) Twitter, for all my sins
3) I'm still really happy about the friend hang I had last night, so best friends and also The X-Files

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Definitely forgot about the killer tree at the quarter mark in this book.

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This book supposing that a capitalist state facing (climate) crisis will force it shift to more socialist solutions, at least partially... well, from sitting in the middle of a pandemic, I have the feeling that we will just be expected to keep at it, awash in so much cruelty.

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Where's My Cow? | Terry Pratchett, Melvyn Grant
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It's cute! Also, it took like 5 minutes to read, as I didn't do the noises.
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