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speljamr

Joined September 2016

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1. Whatever just feels right when I look through my shelves, sometimes a specific new release I can't wait to dive into.

2. I don't take the train or bus, but I read anywhere I can.

3. Anything visually distracting, a TV can't be on while I'm reading.

4. Popcorn

5. If your reading this consider yourself tagged.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3 - Amen 2d
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Peter Von Danzig | Harry R.
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The second sword manual I had delivered today. This one is a new translation of the German Danzig text.

#HEMA #swordsmanship

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Another sword book delivered today for my collection. This one is a Chinese take on the longsword.

#swordsmanship #Chinese

Deifio Oh, this sounds interesting! 3d
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In the Vanishers’ Palace | Aliette de Bodard
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Another shorter novella I picked up this weekend. There's just a ton of great books coming out lately.

#fantasy

Karisa So weird but I was just reading her post on Twitter. Her book The Tea Master and the Detective just won the Nebula prize. (I hadn't even followed her, but another author I followed had liked her post). Switched right over to Litsy, and there's your post. Strange coincidence. I'll take it as a sign to read some of her work. 😂 https://twitter.com/aliettedb/status/1129988335072686080?s=19 5d
ctboeheim I loved it. I didn't put a review here, but I did on my blog: https://www.lampworkspublishing.com/books-we-like/in-the-vanishers-palace-by-ali... 4d
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The Undefeated | Una McCormack
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A new acquisition this weekend. Love these novellas that come out of Tor.

#sciencefiction #scifi

BethM I hate when Litsy doesn‘t have the blurb. 5d
Ashley_Nicoletto They have the BEST novellas. I always want to know which ones I should get. Definitely checking this one out. 5d
LeticiaToraci Tor has a collection of novellas in audiobook format. 3d
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And the final image for this row on out #HomeLibraryTour. Slipped in between these big volumes is the short, but very funny, God, the Ultimate Autobiography.

4 shelves left to explore on this book case in the future.

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#sciencefiction #scifi

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The next few over, including the popular Hyperion Cantos.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #HomeLibraryTour

LeticiaToraci Is Ilium good? 3d
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Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
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Let's look at the second shelf on the bookcase I explored a few days ago. More sci-fi and fantasy, including the original Star Wars trilogy that sparked a book explosion for the extended universe that existed before Disney took over.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #HomeLibraryTour

Erofan 😍 6d
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Yet another sword manual added to my collection. I must get as many as I can!

#HEMA #swordmanship

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Wild Cards I | George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust
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Last picture in this shelf. I will need to revisit some of these one day.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #fantasy #HomeLibraryTour

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An Alien Light | Nancy Kress
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More books from my sci-fi and fantasy shelf. Post 2 of 3.

#sciencefiction #scifi #fantasy #HomeLibraryTour

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Darkmage | Barbara Hambly
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Let's go through another shelf of books today. Most of the ones on this shelf are sci-fi or fantasy. A lot of these go back to when I started collecting in high school. Many are Science Fiction Book Club editions.

Post 1 of 3.

#scifi #sciencefiction #fantasy #HomeLibraryTour

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I will read the Rama books at some point in my life. 1w
dragondrool I loved the Rama books...especially the first one.
1w
speljamr @dragondrool Yes, one of my favorite series I read when I was younger. 1w
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Yonder Comes the Train | Lance Phillips
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Another shot of some older train books in my library. Most of these have been collected over time from garage sales.

#HomeLibraryTour

CrowCAH Very neat! My Dad‘s a huge steam train fan; he‘s got a collection or older books, too! 2w
Fridameetslucy Favorite way to travel for me. Planning trip on The City of New Orleans soon 2w
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A selection of some older train books in my library. #HomeLibraryTour

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Everfair | Nisi Shawl
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Tonight's #BookAndDinner is chicken breast with pizza mac-n-cheese.

suzisteffen On my TBR pile! 2w
Vivlio_Gnosi This may be the 1st @Litsey post that has me more interested in something other than the book #MacAttack #yum 2w
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The Art of Swordsmanship | Hans Lecküchner
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Bought a new lange messer to practice all the Lecküchner sword plays with.

#Messer #HEMA #swordmanship

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The Best of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader | Bathroom Readers' Institute
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I think I need to convert my bathroom to this.

rretzler 👍🏻 3w
SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Suet624 This is giving me ideas. 3w
Jaimelire I would never leave😂 3w
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Just got this in the mail yesterday. I'm really excited to dive into this one.

#samurai #legends

Mammaletterario OMGEEEEE!!!! I‘m going to buy that like now!! How awesome! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 3w
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Shadow Captain | Alastair Reynolds
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Love this dark vision of our future solar system. This book was very clearly left hanging for the sequel that will finish off the Revenger trilogy, with a mystery I can't wait to see resolved.

#sciencefiction #scifi

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St The Next Generation Planet X | Michael Jan Friedman
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#HomeLibraryTour post 4 of 4. 4th shelf on one of my paperback book shelves. #SundayShelfie

irrelevance10 Have you read Star Trek: New Frontier? My favorite of the Star Trek book series. 4w
speljamr @irrelevance10 I think I got two books in. I'll have to revisit it again. 4w
irrelevance10 They definitely get better the further you get into them. 4w
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#HomeLibraryTour post 3 of 4. 3rd shelf on one of my paperback book shelves. #SundayShelfie

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A Deepness in the Sky | Vernor Vinge
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#HomeLibraryTour post 2 of 4. 2nd shelf on one of my paperback book shelves. #SundayShelfie

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Distress | Greg Egan
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For #SundayShelfies I will give a bit of a #HomeLibraryTour. This is post 1 of 4 of one of my paperback shelves.

scowler1 Tad Williams got me reading again after an education that taught me to hate books. Dragonbone Chair! 4w
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Gates of Stone | Angus Macallan
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wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Areader2 Thanks, entered 😃 1mo
starlight97 US only 😭 1mo
speljamr @starlight97 Sadly, yes. 1mo
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Well that was exciting. It was moving along so fast in this last volume I couldn't put it down until I finished. I'm going to have to find a new manga series to invest in now.

#comics #manga

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Found an incredibly awesome deal this morning on a book about Scottish Fencing. If you're into swords this is a great price for this hardcover book.

#HEMA #swordsmanship

bookishbitch I just tried to swipe left on this photo to see the next one. LOL! I know someone I might have to get this for. Thanks for the share! 1mo
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This last volume in the Death Note series is getting intense. I'm almost to the end of this...

#manga #comics

shmreads Is this kid friendly? Or PG-13? Wondering obo my 8yo son :) 1mo
speljamr @shmreads PG-13 for sure. Big moral concept involved. 1mo
shmreads @speljamr noted, thanks for this 4w
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Shadow Captain | Alastair Reynolds
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I've been staring at my book sitting in the corner of my desk all morning. It's finally time for #BookAndLunch.

#sciencefiction #scifi

Aims42 My favorite time of the workday!! 1mo
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Book: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Movie: The Wizard of Oz
Song: Lion Sleeps Tonight, by the Tokens

#ManicMonday @JoScho

Cathythoughts Love that song 😀👍🏻 1mo
JoScho 🦁💛🦁 1mo
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My Hero Academia, Volume 8 | Kohei Horikoshi
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Comics inspired baskets this year with a book for each kid. Happy Easter!

Eyelit Very cool! 1mo
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My dad gave me this book he read. It looks interesting. It's the story of a couple boys from my home town of Buffalo, NY when they joined up with the union during the civil war.

#history #historicalfiction

dsfisher That really looks like it could be very interesting 1mo
Cathythoughts Great cover 1mo
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Nice, easy, light-hearted volume with some decent comedy thrown in.

#comics

greenhairdontcare I received the first issue of this for free aaaages ago & never got around to it! 1mo
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Pickpick

I love the world building in this short story. More of this please!

jpmcwisemorgan I have this one but I‘ve not read it! 1mo
Deifio I've heard about this one! Will definitely check it out! 1mo
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Finished another one in this series. Only one more volume left to get.

#comics #manga

Karkar These are so good!! 2mo
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Added one more great sword treatise to my collection.

#HEMA #swordsmanship #sword

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Oh, this chapter title alone makes this an interesting one.

Erinreadsthebooks It‘s so true! 😂 2mo
kspenmoll Perfect!!!!😂 2mo
Tanisha_A 😂 2mo
Moony 😂 sounds good! 2mo
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Got a new trilogy from Thriftbooks.

#sciencefiction #scifi

Ddzmini 😍📖 2mo
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The Time Quartet | Madeleine L'Engle
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Tonight's #DinnerAndBook, turkey in gravey, mashed potatoes, and pease. Reading through 'A Wind in the Door.' This book has all four novels of the Wrinkle in Time series.

#BookAndDinner

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The Art of Swordsmanship | Hans Lecküchner
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Got a new sword book today. Time to learn some Messer work.

#HEMA #swordsmanship #sword

Deifio Have fun! 2mo
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Mehso-so

This was just an ok short story. Tells you how Ruby got her gold tusks. I don't recommend it as a starting point for this series though, you'll be confused if you do. Start with River of Teeth, then read this one.

Addison_Reads I loved River of Teeth. 💚 I'll have to check this one out. 2mo
sherryvdh I just finished Taste of Marrow, and it left me wishing there was more. They are so good! I will need to read this one. 2mo
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Random #shelfie for today.

JMEdwards I sure wish we could zoom in on photos! 2mo
Annl @JMEdwards take a pic and then you can zoom in! That‘s what I do when I am incredibly nosey! 😂 2mo
JMEdwards @Annl great idea! 2mo
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JMEdwards @speljamr Looks like you have quite a collection! 2mo
speljamr @JMEdwards This is only part of one shelf. This one has a lot of stuff I collected when I was buying from the Science Fiction Book Club years ago. I started collecting when I was a teenager. 2mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Thank you for alerting me of the #shelfi. #NewFan 2mo
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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This was a fun adventure and I'll follow up with the rest of the series. It did feel like there was a lot crammed into a small novella. I think I'd have preferred to see this world and it's characters explored in more detail with a full novel or series of novels.

#fantasy

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And this is why teenagers do stupid things...

Deifio And then when we're thirty we can finally look back and think: "Man, we did stupid stuff!"? 2mo
speljamr @Deifio Exactly. That what was I thinking part of life. 2mo
MelissaSue81 Yep. I was actually reading something recently that new research suggests that a bunch parts of the brain go through a major overhaul during adolescence which contributes to not only the stupid decisions but the wild emotions as well. 2mo
melissajayne Learned that at the Body World exhibit I saw a number of years back. 2mo
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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1. Quietly reading
2. Getting 3rd row tickets to a RUSH concert.
3. River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey - tagged on post
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

#friyayintro @howjessreads

BarbaraTheBibliophage 💚☘️👊🏻💚☘️👊🏻 2mo
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Enjoying a day off work to do my own thing. Starting out with a sausage and cheese omelette and some exploration of synapses and neurotransmitters.

#BookAndBreakfast #BookNBreakfast

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1. Apple
2. Reading it right now, Behave by Robert Sapolsky.
3. V for Vendetta
4. In a chair with my book.

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs #4: 📚💕📚🤗 2mo
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I loved this volume of clinical stories and continue to find myself fascinated by the brain. Most of the chapters are well written prose and within reach of the non-technical reader. There were a couple though, maybe originally written for a different audience, that were a little tougher to get through.

#neurology

SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime i read this year's ago as a Psych major, great collection! 2mo
rwmg Have you read his memoirs? Such an interesting life. 2mo
speljamr @rwmg Not yet. I have a bunch of his books on my to read pile. I've read Hallucinations. 2mo
rwmg I've got A Leg To Stand On on my virtual TBR shelf 2mo
Abby2 I read everything of his. Fascinating. 2mo
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Everfair | Nisi Shawl
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1. Yes
2. Yes - train ride to the west coast
3. Yes - traveling alone
4. Book tagged to this post

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

Suzze I‘ve taken the train from Michigan to Texas twice. Love the train! 3mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🖋 3mo
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This beautiful volume translating and demonstrating Sigmund Ringeck's work on longsword technique arrived today. I snagged it off Thriftbooks for only $28, a fraction of what it typically goes for on the used market as it has been out of print for some time now.

#sword #swordsmanship #HEMA #longsword #history

Mtroiano ThriftBooks is the best! 3mo
RJHowe I have had a copy for years. It is pretty good. 3mo
speljamr @RJHowe Do you practice longsword? Or other related HEMA weapons? 3mo
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RJHowe I do. Arming sword, long sword, dagger and wrestling at AEMMA. Great fun and good guys. 3mo
speljamr @RJHowe That's in Toronto right? I'm with Nickel City Longsword Academy in Buffalo, NY. 3mo
RJHowe That is indeed in Toronto. Just around the corner from Buffalo 3mo
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1. Longsword fencing (#HEMA), model railroading, astronomy, mountain biking.
2. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Weird, Horror
3. 1 dog, 2 cats
4. Mostly, a few I own but haven't read.
5. Books, trains, vinyl records, swords
6. Can't get enough chocolate or live music.

#LitsyLove #LitsyLoveSurvey

Deifio Cool I used to do sword fighting too. But now I moved and there's no club around here 3mo
speljamr @Deifio Start one? 3mo
Deifio @speljamr I'm not good enough to start one. 3mo
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