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parasolofdoom

Joined January 2017

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Plesiosaur Peril | Daniel Loxton
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My 3 year old decided this is me and her 😂

TheBookKeepers Hahaha!!! Precious 3d
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Any fans? I started a while ago, having a very slow start through prologue and first chapter or so

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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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Stephen Graham Jones liked my goodreads review of Mongrels so I guess we're best friends now, right?

This was an awesome book, a classic bildungsroman with a unique hook -- the unnamed narrator is from a family of werewolves and coming into his own transition late. He's dying to experience it but questioning if change will ever come. Amazing story to lose yourself in.

vivastory I've interacted with him a few times on social media. He's wonderful. 6d
vivastory Also, how is 6d
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
parasolofdoom @vivastory he is really an awesome person. The Gone World is quite interesting but I haven't progressed far because I'm still nursing a hangover from 6d
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The Gone World | Tom Sweterlitsch
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Newest find in my quest to read all the quantum fic

DeeLew I forgot about that book! I got a copy in the infamous NRB box. As bad as that whole experience was, we did get some decent books out of it. 6d
parasolofdoom @DeeLew bahaha fairly certain that is where this copy came from! 6d
parasolofdoom @DeeLew ps your hair looks so cute! 😍 6d
DeeLew @parasolofdoom Thank you 😊❤️ 6d
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Starting this for my birthday reading !

Erofan Happy birthday 🎉📚 2w
MrBook Happy birthday!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳 2w
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DaveGreen7777 Hope you have a wonderful birthday, full of joy, cake, and of course, books! 😀🎂📚 2w
JoScho Happy Birthday 🎂❤️🎂 2w
MayJasper 🎉🎂🎁 happy birthday 😘 2w
DannyHattan 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 🥳 happy birthday 2w
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎊🎈🎉 2w
parasolofdoom Thanks everyone! 2w
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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"It was a nice day."

So excited to reread again before binging the series!

wanderinglynn Enjoy! ❤️ 3w
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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No matter how many copies I've given away or have permanently "loaned", I seem to always find at LEAST two copies in my home library. It's like my version of the Best of Queen tape. Other books in my library are just morphing into Good Omens after awhile.

catsuit_mango On the other hand I realised my copy is in French while I was sure I had it in English... I need a 'new' original version copy ;) 3w
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Robots vs. Fairies | Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
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May reads! Standouts were the Cobain biography, Tenth of December, Bloodchild, and Robots vs Fairies (a lot of short stories for me this month). Also loved It Ended Badly, by the author of Get Well Soon. Both recommended for fans of tongue in cheek history books

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The Past Is Never: A Novel | Tiffany Quay Tyson
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April reads

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Essential reading especially in Post-Trump America

Samplergal I have had this in my library hold for at least four months. I just checked and it‘s now two weeks. Persistence! 2mo
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Reasonable assumption I suppose when someone tells our "I'm the witch of one horn!" ?

k.reads I say that to my neighbors all the time 2mo
parasolofdoom @k.reads how else would you ask for a f 2mo
parasolofdoom For a cup of sugar 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Started listening to this earlier and was laughing so hard, I couldn't actually do exercises properly. If it's the same narrator I want to revisit Unmentionable in audio

LauraJ I need to check this out. 2mo
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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Happy World Book Day littens!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1) The Nightingale 2) The Lost Wife 3) The Velvet Hours 4) Tell The Wolves I‘m Home 5) The Story Of Beautiful Girl 📚❤️ 2mo
parasolofdoom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ooh 3 of those are on my tbr! 2mo
Eggs 1* Elegance of the Hedgehog 2* The Velvet Hours 3* The Nightingale 4*Dandelion Wine 5* Eleanor Oliphant 2mo
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The Duchess War | Courtney Milan
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This is why Courtney Milan is a g--d Queen

Ashley_Nicoletto God, I love her. ❤️ 2mo
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vivastory 😂 this reminds me of a Hobbit hoodie that @madamereadsalot1 recently posted 2mo
madamereadsalot1 Bwhahahah! This is fantastic! 😂 Man, I love a good pun. 2mo
madamereadsalot1 Well honestly, I even love a bad pun. Lol!! 2mo
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parasolofdoom @madamereadsalot1 as do I! 😂😂😂 2mo
madamereadsalot1 @vivastory thanks for the tag! I would have totally missed this otherwise! 2mo
vivastory @madamereadsalot1 No problem. I know you are a big Tolkien fan. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears | Ellen Datlow, Terri Windling
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Perfect day for reading short stories outside!

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Bette Davis Club | Jane Lotter
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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The mashup the world needs

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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March books!

kamoorephoto Good range of books! 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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So the extroverts can't get in 🤣

#memes #bookmemes

Ke633 Haha!! Keeping those pesky extroverts out! Love it! 3mo
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 If only books worked as an extrovert-repellant when we‘re out in the world! 3mo
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THE CIPHER | Kathe Koja
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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Beyond Redemption | Michael R. Fletcher
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February reads

Reviewsbylola Great month. ♥️ Jane Austen. 4mo
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My 4 year old has been carrying this around. He says it's about hats.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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January reads

Erofan 👍 4mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL! The new Angie Thomas is a February #botm choice!

TheBookWasBetter1983 Niiiice! Just put it in my box and ordered!! 5mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Current reads (tonight I'm focused on Becoming)

VeganCleopatra How is Blackfish City? I've been meaning to read it for awhile now. 6mo
parasolofdoom @VeganCleopatra I just started that this morning so I'm only 5% in but I'm intrigued 6mo
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Starting the year right with fantastic books! 5/5 full review www.goodreads.com/review/show/2395367388

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Beauty Is a Wound | Eka Kurniawan
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First book completed of the yesr couple days ago! 4/5 stars. Full review https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2380645454

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Beauty Is a Wound | Eka Kurniawan

Oh man, I can already tell this is going to be good

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Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
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My kids' Christmas book haul! Mostly from Santa, a handful from Grandma and great aunts

tpixie Awesomeness!! 6mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Loved this novel! It didn't seem nearly as long as the page numbering indicated and as this is now my 4th Joe Hill (enjoyed them all), I'll be checking out more of his work in the new year!

JoScho I am just a smidge last halfway on this one! 6mo
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Statistics | Sir Robert Giffen
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Have you all seen this new stat section on Goodreads My Stats page? Month by month bar graph of how many books you read and if you click any bar, a handy pop-up of titles comes up! (And look you can see exactly where I had horrible all day morning sickness and too exhausted to read when I was last pregnant in 2015 😂)l

LauraJ Will have to check this out. 6mo
ohyeahthatgirl I spent wayyy too much time playing with it when I discovered this. 6mo
parasolofdoom @ohyeahthatgirl same here 😂 6mo
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Started this festive read last night, already sucked in!

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I'd been dying to read All You Zombies for ages but could never find any collection containing it in any of my libraries. So I finally grabbed this on an audio loan -- it took a minute to get used to but I actually really loved Spider Robinson's narration. All You Zombies was fantastically mind bending and all four of the other stories were good too. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for a larger Heinlein anthology to read.

parasolofdoom Posting as a blurb instead of review since I couldn't find this audiobook in the search 6mo
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This was a solid collection and well worth the read for anyone interested in female or classic SFF. I was hoping for something as phenomenal as Sisters of the Revolution edited by the Vandermeers and it wasn't quite so engaging as that but I enjoyed this.

Some of my favorite stories:

Only a Mother
The Tunnel Ahead
Contagion
In Hiding
Created He Them

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Mehso-so

Finished last night. I don't think I'll be getting into Malazan but I'm going to give the third book a go in early 2019. I appreciate the epic scope but the story never concentrates anywhere long enough for me to feel invested or anything but removed. I said in my Goodreads review that it was like simultaneously reading a 2* and 4* novel 🤷

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Hello Litsy, my New Year's is to get back into the swing of things here after ghosting for a couple of months! Who has some exciting book goals and challenges for 2019?

LauraJ Good to have you back 🖤 6mo
parasolofdoom @LauraJ thank you! I'm going to try making this a habit again 6mo
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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My 2 year old daughter as Dr Grant. It's her very favorite movie

britt_brooke So cute!! 8mo
annkuch13 This is amazing! 💜 8mo
Well-ReadNeck 🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Tonight's read

ohyeahthatgirl I love your Shirley Jackson pillow! 8mo
parasolofdoom @ohyeahthatgirl thank you! Huge SJ fan! 8mo
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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And my current reads. On TKaK tonight -- it's interesting, a dark YA fantasy fairy tale retelling of The Little Mermaid where the mermaid is a deadly siren that collects hearts and the prince is a siren hunter. Stylistically it's a little generic to start but an interesting enough premise to keep me in.

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Within These Walls | Ania Ahlborn
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I've been a terrible litten lately and not posting so much so here's what I've read so far for Spooktober !

Goth - creepy Japanese teens obsessed with serial killers have some close encounters. A novel of short stories
20th Century Ghosts - solid short story collection though not my favorite Hill
13 Bullets - beast vampires and police MCs
Within These Walls - haunted house + creepy cult + true crime writer MC
Dark Tales - SHIRLEY JACKSON ♥️

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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September's reads. The Power, We're Going to Need More Wine, and The Outsider were all 5* books for me.

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Untitled | Unknown

Help! A few weeks ago I saw a link here to a fall themed reading challenge for horror, thrillers, dark fantasy, etc etc and I can't find it now. I want to say there was something about 13 in the name of it?

#help #readingchallenges #readingchallenge #readathons #fall #halloween #spooky

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