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meichner87

meichner87

Joined September 2016

Library person & blogger. bysinginglight.wordpress.com
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
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I'm a big fan of both Star Wars and Elizabeth Wein's books, so this one was A Lot, emotionally speaking. Great backstory for Rose & Paige, interesting leadup to The Last Jedi. Just 😭💔💕

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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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Tough but fascinating coming of age story.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Super fun, sweet contemporary romance, with a nice character-driven plot. 🎉👍

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Emergence | C. J. Cherryh
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Happy Saturday! I got really tired at the end of this week, so I'm looking forward to some reading time this weekend.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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My currently-reading stack

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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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A brilliant, complicated book.

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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Well, my holds came in.

brandymuses Would love to talk about Long Way Down when you finish it! 2y
bnp @brandymuses I loved the Tiptree biography when I read it last year. Hope you enjoy it. 2y
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The Tiger's Daughter | K. Arsenault Rivera
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Loving this one so far. It reminds me a bit of one of my recent favorites, Sofia Samatar's WINGED HISTORIES.

(Also, hi Litsy! I got married last week and basically stopped reading for a bit. Hopefully that's past now.)

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Went with an alternate history pick for today's Set in France theme. Ile-Rien isn't exactly France, but it's not NOT France either. And Martha Wells is one of my favorite underrated authors. #jubilantjuly

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Dark Lord of Derkholm | Diana Wynne Jones
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Dark Lord of Derkholm looks like a funny, loving satire of high fantasy tropes, but it's also a really kind look at who gets to be a family. #jubilantjuly

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Jolly Foul Play | Robin Stevens
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I love the Wells & Wong series! Perfect middle grade historical mysteries. This one isn't out in the US yet, but I went ahead and got a UK copy. Lovely! #middlegrade #mystery

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The Mountain of Kept Memory | Rachel Neumeier
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Both the title and author fit today's M/N/O prompt! Epic fantasy with an interesting world & complex, fantastic main character. #jubilantjuly

Chachic Lovely cover for a fun read! 2y
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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I didn't plan this, but I just posted my review for my choice for the #jubilantjuly "Whole New World" theme! Yoon Ha Lee's hexarchate is wildly inventive.

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Book Uncle and Me | Uma Krishnaswami
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I really like all of Uma Krishnaswami's books that I've read so far & this is no exception. A sweet, funny, & encouraging story.

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Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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The #jubilantjuly prompt for today is workaholics and if solving crime on your honeymoon doesn't count for that, I don't know what does.

RealLifeReading 👍👍👍that's a great pick 2y
meichner87 @RealLifeReading Thanks! One of my favorite books as well. 2y
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Done Dirt Cheap | Sarah Lemon
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Gritty, raw, and vital. If you love books about complex female friendship, this one is great. I still can't tell how I feel about the ending, but in a good & ambiguous way. #YA #contemporary

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Rose Under Fire | Elizabeth E Wein
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Red, white, & blue for #jubilantjuly: three favorite books by contemporary American authors.

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Still trying to sort out my reaction to this one. I liked it, but very much on a surface level. #scifi

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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Oh man, so creepy, so good.

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I...don't know what to say.

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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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One of the few ARCs I picked up at Annual. Super sweet & kind story. ☕🐉💖

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The Fairy Doll | Rumer Godden
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Taking a little coffee shop break with some Rumer Godden

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson's openings sure are something.

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Star's End | Cassandra Rose Clarke
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Kinda accidentally disappeared here! I got engaged at the beginning of June & then got busy with work (summer reading) AND hit a reading slump.

But I really liked this one from Cassandra Rose Clarke. Intimate, thoughtful story with some cool SF aspects. If you like books with complicated family dynamics, this would also be a good one!

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The Winged Histories | Sofia Samatar
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This book is just about perfect: the characters, the structure, the sense of history and culture, and above all the prose, which has a poetic bell-like quality that I'm entirely in love with. #diversebooks #favoritebooks

onesmartcupcake Moving this up on my TBR! 2y
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Space Hostages | Sophia McDougall
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Nice middle grade sci-fi, with some complex themes and concepts. I do think it could have been trimmed down a bit. #middlegrade #scifi

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Wowwwww, this one is amazing. I found less intimidating than expected, but ymmv. Fascinating characters & world, and I'll be thinking about the implications and craft for a long time.

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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This book is SO GOOD.

Chachic Added to my wishlist! 2y
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Thick as Thieves (Queen's Thief) | Megan Whalen Turner
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The next installment in my favorite series, and it was worth the (very long) wait! #meganwhalenturner #queensthief

Chachic 💖💖💖 3y
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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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Meant to put this up yesterday for #maybookflowers but got distracted by the news.

Also, sorry for all the feelings.

Chachic 😭😭😭 3y
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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Finished my #lunchtimereads book today! Wasn't 100% sold initially, but Molly and the story both charmed me in the end.

AliBG Same! Love Becky Albertelli so much though, so I was committed to finish it. 3y
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Amina's Voice | Hena Khan
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Lovely middle grade book about a Pakistani Muslim girl who has to navigate changing friendships, growing up, and finding her voice. (Wimsey likes it too.) #middlegrade #diversebooks #catsoflitsy

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Black and White Cover: this is one of my favorite books from the past few years! Beautifully written & imaginative. #maybookflowers

TrishB Gorgeous cover 💗 3y
brownekr And it's still sitting in my living room, waiting to be read, at least a year after you recommended it. :-/ 3y
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Supernatural mysteries for #maybookflowers! I really like the Lynburn Legacy books & Sarah Rees Brennan's books in general.

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Inexplicable Logic of My Life | Benjamin Alire Saenz
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Oh my, what a beautiful, heartbreaking, heartfelt book. I love it. #maybookflowers

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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie
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Sneaking in under the wire for today's #maybookflowers prompt. The last page of my beloved Imperial Raadch trilogy. (I guess this is technically a spoiler.)

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The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Gen's Sounis snark! 😂

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The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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MEGAN WHY

Chachic 💔💔💔 3y
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Inexplicable Logic of My Life | Benjamin Alire Saenz
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So good, but it's making me cry! #YA #contemporary #diversebooks

brownekr I loved this one. Sáenz does always bring the feels. 3y
TrishB Loved it too 💗 3y
onesmartcupcake I'm saving this one for the right moment but I'm so looking forward to it! 3y
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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie
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Had a good writing day, so now I'm rereading a favorite book & drinking honey-lavender hot chocolate.

Chachic That chocolate sounds delicious! I'm going to watch out for a Kindle sale of this book and its sequels. 3y
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The Book of Three | Lloyd Alexander
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Rereading some of the books I own. I did enjoy this one, but whoooey the coded racism is a thing. #bookshelfproject #booksiown #fantasy

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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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I'm kind of eh on Scalzi (he gets a lot of praise for what others have already said better) but he writes decent fluffy scifi and that's what I was in the mood for.

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Not my favorite Tiffany Aching by far, but it does have its moments.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 6: Sink or Swim | Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh
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9/10 cats agree that Lumberjanes is the best. #lumberjanes #comics #catsoflitsy

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Razor's Edge | Martha Wells
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The end of a long (great) weekend so I'm going to curl up with a stack of books

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In Darkling Wood | Emma Carroll
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Sadder than I was expecting, or really enjoyed. #middlegrade

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Bandette continues to be great! Though a page or two of everydayness might have been nice. #graphicnovel

brownekr Petition for a "Bandette and the orphans at home" series between volumes. 3y
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A lovely middle grade fantasy, about friendship, finding your power, and dragons. (I am pro-🐉) #middlegrade #fantasy #dragons

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The Beacon at Alexandria | Gillian Bradshaw
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Reread a favorite, about an Early Christian girl who becomes a doctor. The pacing is maybe a bit wonky, but I love the characters. #historicalfiction #gillianbradshaw

Chachic I read this when Rachel Neumeier sent me a copy! I found it interesting but I might have loved reading it more when I was younger. 3y
meichner87 @Chachic Yeah, I could see that! 3y
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The Copper Gauntlet | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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This is one of those series that isn't particularly new or innovative, but that has just enough interest to keep me wanting to read.

brandymuses Haha. We read the first book in my teen book club last month and they all hated it. 3y
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