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majkia

Joined October 2016

“Books! Best weapon in the world!“ - The Doctor
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Malice | John Gwynne

Sorry to say I bailed after about 400 pages. Got tired of teenage boys beating on each other as character development.

imyril I‘m so glad other bookworms read Gwynne so I don‘t have to 😂 Thank you 😘 18h
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As usual, complex, psychological, and with lots of surprises.

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Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman : Summarized: Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman | norse mythology neil gaiman norse mythology neil gaiman
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Broken Skin | Stuart MacBride

Glad to get back to this Tartan Noir series. Talk about colorful characters... Including the crazy arse Inspectors!

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Deck of Cards | Rebecca Lickiss
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#TBRDeckofCards .. Darnit, you folks keep coming up with great ideas for challenges.
@Clwojick

tokorowilliamwallace How's this one work? 12h
majkia Draw one or more cards each month. 12h
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Breakthrough | Michael C. Grumley

I really enjoyed this one, and hope to continue the series. Researchers create a data base and translation program to understand Dolphins. Meanwhile, the Navy loses a submersible and asks the researchers for help. What the dolphins discover is otherworldly.

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Arabella of Mars | David D. Levine
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Year One | Nora Roberts

This was my first Nora Roberts book. It was okay. I thought the plot was a bit stilted and found it a bit too romancy for me. In light of current events, though, reading about a pandemic was interesting. Depressing too.

ItsAnotherJen I loved this one! 2w
majkia @ItsAnotherJen glad you did. 2w
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This was a real surprise. I loved the military humor and the characters. Definitely reading more of this series. My favorite character was... a gun. Yeah, you have to read it to get that.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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#NewYearWhoDis not #WhoDatNation, LOL.

Looking forward to these two reads for the January #NYWD22

@AbigailJaneBlog!
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AbigailJaneBlog YESSSS 2 great books there 😍 3w
monalyisha They both look so fun! I hope you enjoy! 📖 3w
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Recovery Man | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

This book in the series really shakes things up. I'm eager to read the next book to see how it all affects our hero.

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Eon: Eon: Book Two | Greg Bear
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“It's going into a wide elliptical orbit,“ Judith Hoffman said.
#FirstLIneFriday @ShyBookOwl

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey

Interesting take on magic and those who can wield it. Twins, one magic, one not, reunite when the non-magical sister begins an investigation of a murder at a magical college.

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#bookspin and #doublespin for November! Happy reading everyone! #TheAromaofBooks

ozma.of.oz Magic for Liars is fun! I hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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Snowblind | Ragnar Jaonasson
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What I was picturing as I read this thriller set in the northern part of Iceland. Quite interesting, in how it was presented. A bit slow at first but I enjoyed the second half much better. Nice characters and a complex enough plot to surprise.

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Such a great series. The mysteries are complex, but it's the characters that are the draw.

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A Traitor to Memory | Elizabeth George

Complex, as always with Elizabeth George, heavy on the psychological side of things, with both Lynley and Havers misbehaving!

#bookspin #TheAromaofBooks

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The Caves of Steel | Isaac Asimov

Has not aged well. I didn't remember the religious stuff from the book. And the casual sexism which made me stop re-reading Foundation is apparent here too. Women were just distractions, of no consequence other than for the support of their men.

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Hosts | F Paul Wilson

This is the first appearance (at least obviously) of The Adversary.

Jack reconnects with a long lost sister, only to discover she is mixed up in The Adversary's plans.

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Scared to Live | Stephen Booth

This one was quite different from the series so far, involving bad guys from outside the Peak district. Surprising.

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This is the volcano they go down into in Verne 's book. Last day in Iceland. What a fabulous week!

RayHallucinogen Great shot. 2mo
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Icelander | Dustin Long
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On a week trip to Iceland. Not getting much reading done.

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the initial fold | Nick Adams

DNF

I bailed on this one at 82% read. I think half the bloody book was missing, as things kept happening I did not remember reading . Also, it was supposed to be better than 400 pages, but all it read on my reader was less than 300. Not a bad idea, but ....

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Lucifer's Hammer | Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

Granted, this is very dated regarding social standards, but I loved all the sciencing going on. The science is why I've always liked these authors.

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I bailed on this one. Just couldn't get into it. And the whaling was horrible.

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Very fun read. Great characters, imaginative world-building. After a comet brought magic back, things changed....

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The Bad Company | Craig Martelle

Military sci fi with a twist. Weres and vampires and enhanced humans, oh my. The tale: How to survive when things go FUBAR (definitely an official military term).

Words of wisdom: 'Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics.'

#bookspin, #TheAromaofBooks

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Characters are always Hobb's strong suite and it is true here as well. Strong second book. Dragons and keepers head up the river to try to find Kelsingra, a mythical city of dragons. Will they find it?

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Of Fire and Night | Kevin J. Anderson

Great series. Lots of unexpected twists and turns, massive battles with aliens, and lots of great characters doing the best they can.

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Circe | Madeline Miller

Compelling, beautifully written. Complex story of Circe, her magic, her island, her life.

#doublespin #TheAromaofBooks

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Such a great series. Ian struggling with his demons from the Great War, often hunting men in the same condition. This one takes place in the Fens and has lots of atmosphere and colorful locale and locals as well as the psychological depths these books keep exploring.

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The Bad Company | Craig Martelle

Bookspin for me this month:

13. The Bad Company - Craig Martelle

Double bookspin:

15. Circe - Madeline Miller

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I enjoy this series so much, because of how important a part the environment, and the local people and lore play into the mysteries.

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Catalyst Gate | Megan E O'Keefe

A new favorite! What a terrific series. Great characters, complex world-building, twists, turns, surprises galore. And a great wrap up of all the threads, with a satisfying ending.

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Chaos Vector | Megan E. O'Keefe

Very very good second in series. Continued great plot, great characters, and lots of surprises and twists. Hurrying on to book 3.

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This is such a good book. Great characters, an emergent AI, and a plot that just keeps you guessing. Going right on to book 2. (This was a reread).

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Wow. Who knew! The story of a siege is hilarious, complex, with great characters and many laugh out loud comments from our intrepid protag.

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Courageous | Jack Campbell

I could have done with a bit less of the 4 dimensional battle planning but otherwise, good addition to the series.

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Debt of Honor | Christopher G. Nuttall

Not impressed. Way too many obnoxious politicians in this book. Way too much like real life.
#bookspin August #TheAromaofBooks

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Debt of Honor | Christopher G. Nuttall

#bookspin selection for August #TheAromaofBooks

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Debt of Honor | Christopher G. Nuttall
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odd. very odd. not necessarily a bad thing, tho.

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sharread Welcome to Litsy. 4mo
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Magnificat | Julian May

My favorite sci fi series, with the most complex and intriguing bad guy ever.

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis

Pretty good first contact with suitably weird aliens. Nice character development, fast moving plot.
#bookspin selection
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Buried Deep: A Retrieval Artist Novel | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I really enjoy this series. So odd, and yet so very likely, when trying to get along with aliens, who are, you know, really alien.

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart


Beyond my usual rant about infantilizing women by using GIRL in titles about grown women, otherwise the book was fairly good. Although I thought it dragged a bit in parts.