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marineko

marineko

Joined June 2016

bookseller. nerd. zinester. arashian.
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Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction by Farah Mendlesohn, Michael Levy
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The Merciful Crow | Margaret Owen
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Two chapters to go. I‘m still not much in the mood for reading but I‘m also enjoying this a lot!

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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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The book is currently sold out so I'm listening to the podcast.

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I loved this book when I first read it a few years back. Trying it on audio for the first time, I ended up loving it even more. Can't wait to catch up on Lady Trent's adventures in the next book, but I'll have to wait for next month's audible credit 😁

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I finished Rolling in the Deep before heading into work. Bought this and started on it right after work. So far, it's strengthening both my fear and my love for the ocean. And of mermaids.

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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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I don't usually read horror but when I do (1) it's something totally unnerving and maybe completely messed up, and/or (2) I really love the author. Two for two this time around!

IamIamIam You had me at unnerving!!!! Stacked!!! 1y
marineko @IamIamIam hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! 1y
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Listening to One Salt Sea. I love this series, especially in audio - Mary Robinette Kowal's Toby is perfect.

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Puddin' | Julie Murphy
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I'm a little like Millie, but also a little like Callie. I find them both equally interesting and occasionally annoying 😂 I'm really enjoying Puddin', lots more than Dumplin'!

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 9 | G Willow Wilson
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I just love their friendship. I was hoping from the beginning of this issue that Kamala would finally TELL them (though I suspected they already knew). And I love the way that Kamala and Mike put their friendship OVER their feelings for Bruno.

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I'm just going through my new copy of The Story Cure and it's making me want to reread so many books. I love that Weetzie Bat is listed here, especially as a cure for losing one's belief in magic. It certainly helped me when I was a kid!

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I've been reading a lot of books about characters with anxiety lately and this is one of the most real. I also loved Kat and Meg's friendship, and the way this book depicts Meg's ADHD (which I haven't read a lot about.) My best friend is very Meg-like (and I'm more Kat) so I'm definitely passing this to her to read 😁

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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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I loved this so much I immediately made my colleague read it. She did, twice. In two days 😁 Reading books with geeky protagonists like this one always make me so freaking jealous because we don't have anything that comes near the awesomeness of their SupaCon, and also I wish Taylor and Charlie are real and are my friends. Both the romances in this book are sweet, but it's the friendships and fandoms that sold me on this book.

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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Books With Pictures is the kind of store I wish exists here. And that I wish I can work at ❤️

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Chaotic Good | Whitney Gardner
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Brody is exactly the kind of dudebro that I can't stand, and that I seem to meet on a regular basis. (Also, 5E is alright, I dunno what's he's whining about!)

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#currentlyreading - I really disliked Clara at first as she was exactly the kind of person I can't stand IRL, but I adore her dad and love her character development, as well as her growing friendship with Rose.

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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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This. This whole thing. It's exactly what it feels like every day.

PenguinInFlight YES. That describes it perfectly! Every. Single. Day. 2y
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On the one hand, this book is your basic romcom, so it may not be everyone's cup of tea. On the other, it is so rare to find a romcom with QPoC characters and have the angsty middle bit NOT be about their identities for a change, which I find very refreshing. Also, I like romcoms and this one is pretty cute :)

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Opening a new book, and I see this dedication ❤️

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I Was Born for This | Alice Oseman
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Haven't read a book in a single sitting in a long time. This month my anxiety have been worse than usual and I think finally having these four days tho hole up instead of faking being okay helped. And jthis book (as well as reshelving and binging on B99) helped a lot, too.

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I Was Born for This | Alice Oseman
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"My weird bad feelings are probably half anxiety and half genuine nerves about tonight, plus all the other things I'm sort of constantly dreading. I tend to constantly dread things, even when the 'things' aren't actually dreadful."

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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I hate reading ARCs before they're published sometimes because I NEED to talk about this book as I'm reading it and everyone's like "don't tell me!" #bookwyrmproblems

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Only starting on this but I'm loving it so much. Right now I'm liking Arthur's POV more, but it's for personal reasons rather than the writing ❤️

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Smoke Thieves | Sally Green
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Finished Scorpio Races yesterday, and am starting on The Smoke Thieves now. So far, I think I may use this as my staff pick next month!

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This is my second reading; the first time was a bit out of context, and I enjoyed it but wasn't overly enthused. Reading this again right after the first two volumes, I felt both the Bat family's frustration with Bruce's inability to open up, and Bruce's desire to protect them from certain truths. Now, I think this is one of the best Batman stories (and definitely the best Joker story) I've read.

aniket.barik WOW! That looks amazing! I need to read this. 2y
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Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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Currently listening. I think it's the best Stiefvater I've read so far. There's a but, but I'm not sure what it is yet.

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The Great Passage | Shion Miura
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The manga still aren't listed in Litsy so I'm tagging the original novel instead. Bought these yesterday and I can't wait to read them! (I also bought the novel online but I think it got lost in transit 😔)

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The Gauntlet | Karuna Riazi
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Am reading The Gauntlet which is an amazing MG fantasy so far!

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The gameplay for Hogwarts Mystery is a bit too simple, but I'm still having fun right now. I mostly wish it was more like Pottermore in the sense that we can also befriend other players, or even if we can't, that the leaderboards and House Cup rankings are based on all players' games, so that we're not just competing against NPCs.

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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This. It perfectly nails how it feels at work, most of the time.

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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Litsy is back! The Christopher Robin trailer made me look up the Pooh books on my shelves to remind myself of how Pooh looked like.

#marinekolibrary #childrens

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Starting on Truly, Devious and I think I like Stevie! Precocious YA characters are my favourite 😂

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Armada: A Novel | Ernest Cline
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Another from my library! I was going to post Ready Player One since I'm watching it today, but I couldn't find my copy. Then I remembered that I gave it away and haven't replaced it yet! Anyway, Armada isn't as good but I didn't hate it the way a lot of other people I know seem to. I rather enjoyed it - I mean, I read HP, a little derivative-ness isn't going to make me hate a book!

#marinekolibrary #speculativefiction

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Fruits Basket Volume 2 | Natsuki Takaya
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Today's random book from my library is inspired by @Purrsistently 's recent Fruits Basket posts, which reminded me of how much I love this series! Also now I realise that I'm missing my Volume 1... (I think I want to get the perfect editions to replace my current ones!)

#marinekolibrary #comics #manga

Purrsistently It was the first manga I ever opened ^_^ 2y
marineko @Purrsistently it's one of my firsts, too! 2y
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 9 | G Willow Wilson
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Catching up. I love that all is right with Kamala and Carol again!

#MariReads2018 #comics #marvelcomics #kamalakorps

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Good morning, Littens! This morning I decided to DNF the Kasie West I was listening to, and move on to Late Eclipses which I am already hooked on 😁

#marireads2018 #fantasy

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Eyes Like Leaves | Charles de Lint
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Books bought at the Kinokuniya & Bookalicious sales, plus two books from Bloomsbury!

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Tam Lin | Pamela Dean
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I have two favourite books, and this is one of them. It's a retelling of the ballad Tam Lin and I love how it starts feeling just like a realistic novel about Janet in college (I will forever wish for a similar college experience; mine was nowhere near as fun) but when the fantastic elements appear it's as if it's been there all along and now we're just seeing another layer of the story.

#marinekolibrary #fantasy #youngadult

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Elektra and Wolverine: The Redeemer | Greg Rucka, Yoshitaka Amano
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I think in between reads I may just randomly catalog books from my personal library, or books I find at the store that I think are interesting. This is one of the former.

One of my older books, I bought this when I was living in VA. I'm really not a fan of Wolverine but I'm a HUGE fan of Yoshitaka Amano, and the art alone is worth the price of the book!

#marinekolibrary #comics #marvelcomics

RaimeyGallant You should follow @LitsyGetsGraphic :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 2y
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Lucky in Love | Kasie West
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When I'm not listening to Rich People Problems, I'm listening to Lucky In Love. Somehow the reckless spending in this one annoys me a little more?

#audiobook #youngadult #romance #marireads2018

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Really loving this series, it's so hilarious 😂

#marireads2018

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Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction | Farah Mendlesohn, Michael Levy
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Love the Potter books and have reread them many times, but I do agree with this.

#nonfiction

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An old high school friend introduced this series to me. I got utterly obsessed. I learned Go because of it; I still love the game now. Just spent my entire Sunday rereading.

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Rather than being too similar to To All the Boys I've Loved Before, which is what I've heard, it reads like a perfect companion to it.

#marinekolibrary #youngadult #queerlit

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Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief) | Megan Whalen Turner
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That Eugenides. THAT EUGENIDES. That. Freaking. EUGENIDES.

Chachic SEVEN LONG YEARS!!! 3y
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At lunch: what Kit and I are reading! I finished Carve the Mark earlier this week and Kit is starting on it now. I'm nearly done with Georgia Peaches and am absolutely loving it!

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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To be honest going into this book without knowing anything other than it's about Lady Jane Grey may not have been the best idea; it turns out to be a fantasy! It's still hilarious so I guess that's fine.

#marinekolibrary #historicalfantasy #youngadult

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Rereading the series before I start on Cursed Child this Sunday!

#marinekolibrary #childrens #fantasy

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Castle in the Air | Diana Wynne Jones
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Rereading ANY Diana Wynne Jones is a treat, and I ALWAYS find something new that I never seemed to have noticed before. And this one proves to be the same, as well as hilarious, with so many quotable lines, and still manages to be as enchanting as the first time I read it.

#marinekolibrary #childrens #fantasy

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I'm a bit torn about this book right now - I'm enjoying the writing, but not the characters, and I'm wondering if it's really YA? But then again, why not? They do remind me of my teenage years... an extreme version of it, maybe.

#marinekolibrary #youngadult #queerlit

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It Looks Like This | Rafi Mittlefehldt
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I had guessed before starting this book that it would be yet another one where Tragic Things Happen to Queer Teens - long sigh - but you know what? It's also well-written, and the reality it depicts is still very true for many, so I can't say it isn't needed.

#marinekolibrary #youngadult #queerlit

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The Inside of Out | Jenn Marie Thorne
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At first I was just really annoyed with the main character, but I did eventually enjoy her development, and the way the narrative discusses different kinds of privilege. I also liked how characters that appeared stereotypical in the beginning reveal different sides to their personality.

#marinekolibrary #youngadult

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