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rabbitprincess

Joined May 2016

“Reading & sauntering & lownging & dozing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness.“ -- David Hume
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It took me a while to pick this up, but once I did, I couldn‘t put it down. Written by the captain of the flight in the title, this is an absorbing account of what happened that day and the lessons that can be learned, not just in aviation.

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This was very good and encouraged me to keep going with my nebulous plans to pursue further education. I feel a bit too specialized and want to try something new!

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#SundayFunday snow edition! Perfect timing because we got our first real snowfall yesterday 😊
1️⃣ Book wih lots of snow: Tagged is set in Quebec City in February during Carnaval.
2️⃣ Yes, more so now that I work from home full time 🤣
3️⃣ On my to-read list is First Snow, Last Light, by Wayne Johnston.

ozma.of.oz Enjoy your snow! Thank you for sharing! 3d
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Tigerman: A novel | Nick Harkaway
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December 2021 #BookSpinBingo is a “books I‘m borrowing from my family” edition.
#BookSpin: Tigerman, by Nick Harkaway (my brother has this because I bought it for him 😂)
#DoubleSpin: a non-fiction history book (likely one of my mum‘s)

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, I love your theme! I also have multiple books from multiple siblings sitting around here! 6d
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks I‘m heading down to my parents‘ place next week and working from there because I couldn‘t be there for Christmas last year. So all of the books on my list are either ebooks or ones I know they have 😂 5d
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A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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No bingos on my November 2021 #BookSpinBingo, and none of the free spaces used 🙀 It was a bit of a slow month, plus I discovered Stardew Valley streamers on Twitch 😅 I might finish Range tonight; if so, I‘ll update the photo.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Still a great month, especially considering how distracting Stardew Valley can be! 😂 7d
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks I know right? Last weekend I basically played it ALL weekend 🤣 6d
TheAromaofBooks I've been replaying Red Dead Redemption II and basically spending all my time picking plants and hunting for collectible items while also trying to tame one of every kind of horse in the game 😂 I really want to start a new farm on Stardew this winter & have been in the process of creating a complex tracking system that would be a complete waste of time if I didn't enjoy it so much LOL 6d
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rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Ahahaha I think creating a complex tracking system is in some way a key part of the Stardew experience 🤣 Which farm layout do you think you‘ll use? I started a Beach farm for a bit of an extra challenge. 5d
TheAromaofBooks I haven't decided!!! The first time I played I literally knew nothing about the game except my brother liked it so I didn't even realize I could choose a layout different from the default one. After I played with that one for a few Stardew years, I started new with more knowledge (lol) & used the Hilltop Farm - the quarry was super fun. I'm thinking about either the Beach or the Riverland for next time because those look really challenging!! 5d
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks Oh yeah, the Riverland one looks like a challenge for organizing everything! My first and second farms were Four Corners because my BF played with me on multiplayer to get me started. I like having the little quarry and the built-in division of space 😄 Once I‘ve built up the Beach farm enough I think I‘ll try either Forest or Hilltop with remixed community centre bundles 😊 5d
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December 2021 #BookSpinBingo list contains open-ended prompts and reboots the on-deck pile a bit.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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It took me a few days to get this started, but once I did get into it, it flew by. Some good twists.

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I am definitely not the target audience, but this was OK.

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Falling | T J Newman
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Definitely a popcorn thriller, and sometimes that‘s what you need! I found the writing a bit florid at first, but once the danger started and the pace picked up, it became more streamlined in the telling. The author worked as a flight attendant, which is actually what made me pick it up!

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A pick for me because I am a huge nerd 🤓 Overall pretty readable for an academic book, bu I think more could have been done to define terms on first use and leverage the glossary at the end.

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The Beatles: Get Back | The Beatles
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Just watched Part 1 on Disney+! So good!! 😎 Also apparently The Long and Winding Road makes me cry?! 😢

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Bullet Train | Kotaro Isaka
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I really enjoyed this book. Was sold immediately on the premise, loved the setting, and was tickled pink by Lemon‘s obsession with Thomas the Tank Engine 😂

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The Athenian Murders | Jos Carlos Somoza
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This is a dual storyline: an ancient Greek text and the translator of the text writing commentary in the footnotes. I couldn‘t buy into the translator storyline (nobody writes translator‘s notes like that) and thought he was a pretentious twit 😂 November 2021 #BookSpin

Texreader I especially hate it when the author is pretentious but I‘m not fond of pretentious characters either 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3w
rabbitprincess @Texreader The character may not have come across as pretentious in the original Spanish. So many variables to consider! @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! Glad to be making room on the shelves! 3w
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The Plague Court Murders | John Dickson Carr
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This had a properly spooky atmosphere and the locked-room aspect was not totally implausible, so I liked it.

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A Corruption of Blood | Ambrose Parry
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I read this so quickly I didn‘t have time to shelve it as Currently Reading 😂 This is my favourite book in the series. I love the setting and the medical details. Pairs nicely with The Doctors Blackwell, by Janice P. Nimura; Elizabeth Blackwell makes an appearance in this book.

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My second Danielle Ofri book. I really like that she highlights examples from her own practice and is willing to closely examine her own assumptions in order to learn and grow. This would likely make a good pairing with Kathryn Mannix‘s new book, Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations.

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Plot-wise, I‘d give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, but I deducted half a star on LibraryThing because of the excessive male gaze in several chapters. Completed a series—this is the last in the Martin Beck series—and just saw from my list that this was my September 2021 #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks 🙂

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4w
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A memoir told in snippets strung together: narrative, extracts from clinical records, quotations from books and music (including a Talking Heads reference!). The author was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of 3 and uses a wheelchair. He tells his story candidly and reflectively. Recommended.

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How neat that these two books, published about 30 years apart and in different genres, have the same typeface for their title! (The subtitle of Safety-I and Safety-II is probably in a narrow weight of the title typeface.)

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The Athenian Murders | Jos Carlos Somoza
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November 2021 #BookSpinBingo:
#BookSpin: The Athenian Murders (Somoza)
#DoubleSpin: I Live a Life Like Yours (Grue)
I like that they‘re on a diagonal, lining up nicely with the centre square (The Terrorists, by Sjöwall and Wahlöö), which I am reading right now ?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 1mo
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I always enjoy Mary Roach books, and this one is no exception.
Last book read on my #BookSpinBingo board for October 2021. Got 1 bingo ☺️

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One More for the Road | Ray Bradbury
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Happy Halloween from me and my BF, who coincidentally killed enough skeletons in Stardew Valley today to get the Skeleton Mask ?
1️⃣ Tagged 2️⃣ I like trying out new authors in short story collections, but I like single-author collections too. 3️⃣ I had a couple of books of « true » ghost stories in Canada and they creeped me out the most!

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So much shorter than the movies, and thank god for that. Better to have the Battle of Five Armies span five pages than five hours 🤣 I last read this in 2012 and had better plot recall this time than I did then (before then, my last read was in the mid-1990s).

paulfrankspencer The movies are a joke. Totally missed the fairytale tone of the book. 1mo
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1979 | Val McDermid
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I liked the atmosphere of this book but thought the ending a bit perfunctory. Nevertheless, I am lookig forward to seeing what adventures Allie Burns gets up to next.

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An interesting look at how doctors attempted to figure out the causes and implications of a mysterious memory loss. I especially liked learning about how medical research is conducted, and appreciated the icnlusion of Owen‘s lived experience with the memory loss.

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“I‘ve seen listings for dengue fever awareness camps, diabetes awareness camps, traffic safety awareness camps, and at least one Snoring and Sleep Apnea Awareness Camp, which sounds like our bedroom.” 🤣🤣

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#BookSpinBingo list for November 2021 is set! Once again I did not read many of my own books, so a lot of this list is the same. I do appreciate that the random number generator I used to fill the last two « own book » spaces gave me a Big Finish audio drama and a Doctor Who comic, both of which should be easy reads ?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Smaug lay, with wings folded like an immeasurable bat, turned partly on one side, so that the hobbit could see his underparts”

I always, always, ALWAYS misread “underparts” as “underpants” 😳😜🤣

kathedron I just did the very same thing! 😆 1mo
RaeLovesToRead 😅🤣 1mo
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Bullet Train | Kotaro Isaka
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Really? Brad Pitt as the lead character in this movie? How dull.

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The Blue Hammer | Ross Macdonald
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A so-so in relation to other Ross Macdonald books. There was a fair bit of repetition as Archer summarized for everyone what had happened so far.

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This was a tonic. Just what I needed. And yes I cackled when Joyce‘s Instagram username was revealed 😂😂

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Reporting belatedly for the #BirthdayBash readathon! Spent most of my reading time today on the tagged book, then started and bailed on Sailing Seven Seas, by Peter Pigott, because of a technical error in the text. Then I got sidetracked by other stuff so that was the end of my reading 😅 Hope you have a great birthday @TheAromaofBooks 🥳

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you for reading with me, even if it didn't go exactly as planned! 😂 2mo
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I am about 99.9999999% certain that psi is actually POUNDS per square inch, not parts per square inch, especially when talking about boiler pressure 🧐

wanderinglynn You are correct. That‘s a terrible mistake. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad So much for research and editing........ 😂 2mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn I did quickly google to see if I was wrong, and parts per square inch seems to be a measurement used in component packing 😆 @BookDadGirlDad The author normally writes about aviation, but psi would be pounds per square inch in that field too! The other research might be fine, but this went straight back to the library. 2mo
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The first in a new series featuring Detective Konrád. It felt a little bit Rebussy in a way because Konrád is retired but gets pulled into a case from his days on the force. Solid mystery.

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The Dark Remains | Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney
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A Pick, because I read it in a day, but I did almost think we would run out of book before the killer‘s identity was revealed. Seamless join between Rankin and McIlvanney, so well done.

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This book has some overlap with The Women wih Silver Wings, which I‘ll tag below, but both are great books. I would also recommend this if you like the Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal, because this is about real-life women who fought to go to space.

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An undemanding Sunday-morning read. My ranking of the Key to Time novelizations I‘ve read so far (at 14 Oct 2021)

1️⃣ Androids of Tara
2️⃣ Power of Kroll
3️⃣ The Pirate Planet
4️⃣ The Ribos Operation

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If you have ever wondered how artificial intelligence really works, you need this book. Clear explanations, hilarious examples of AI output, and super-cute cartoon AIs. I borrowed this from the library but will have to get a copy to share with my family (maybe as an Xmas present so I can borrow it back 😂)

LiteraryinLawrence I got this as a gift and loved it! 2mo
rabbitprincess @LiteraryinLawrence I wish she had AI-cartoon merch to give as gifts too! 2mo
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Reading my October 2021 #BookSpin in a very timely manner. A new Kopp Sisters novel is always a treat, and this one is great. I liked seeing more of Fleurette coming into her own, and a bit more screen time for the Kopp sister-in-law, Bessie.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks So glad this ended up being my BookSpin! A nice easy win 😆 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it all comes together!!! 😁 2mo
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Ride With Me | Thomas B. Costain
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A light Pick for this historical fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars. It took me longer than necessary to read because I kept having to read library books first 😅 But when I was able to take the time, it was good.

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Richard Wagamese Selected | Richard Wagamese
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This is a physically and writingly gorgeous book. Perfect for small moments of contemplation, and the book itself is stunning: deep blue cover, vibrant orange endpapers. Borrowed this from the library but will buy my own copy.

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The little AIs in this book are SO CUTE and I want one on a T-shirt 😍

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“ConceptNet Numberbatch (no, not the British actor)”

Glad I wasn‘t drinking when I read this, or I would have sprayed the drink out my nose and needed to buy the library a new copy of this book 🤣

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House of Ashes | Stuart Neville
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The only reason I read this in two goes instead of one was that I don‘t read stories with ghosts in them late at night (to avoid nightmares). This book really demonstrates that the scariest monsters are human beings. TW for domestic violence / abusive relationships.

rabbitprincess And really I knew Damien would be bad news based on his name. I may not have seen The Omen, but I know THAT much anyway! 2mo
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October 2021 #BookSpinBingo board is all set!
#BookSpin: Miss Kopp Investigates (Stewart)
#DoubleSpin: The Dark Remains (McIlvanney/Rankin)
Am already going to be filling one of my free spaces 😂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 2mo
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The Rez Sisters | Tomson Highway
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September 2021 #BookSpinBingo results: no spin books or bingos, but I read the books I really wanted to read.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2mo
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The Rez Sisters | Tomson Highway
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Read in honour of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This was a funny and shocking play. It has a grain of Michel Tremblay‘s Les Belles-soeurs, but I think the characters in this play are more supportive than the characters in the Tremblay play. Definitely going to read more by Highway, probably Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.

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Settled on my list for #BookSpinBingo October 2021 edition! Super stoked to have the new Thursday Murder Club, the new Kopp Sisters, a new McIlvanney novel, AND a new novel from Kira Jane Buxton!
Gave myself some flexibility too because I have several non-fiction books out from the library (besides the Ofri) and couldn‘t pick one for the list 😄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I‘ve finished the Shetland series! This ends at a good place and the book itself was an effortlessly delightful read. I sped through it in an afternoon. Just what I needed!

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An excellent, thoughtful book that tells the usual Group of Seven story but adds a valuable Indigenous perspective. The exhibition that this book documents includes photographs and films, and would be a great exhibition to visit. The only thing I didn‘t like about this book was the font; the curls on the r‘s and t‘s, and the spacing of the text made it physically hard to read.