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tessavi

tessavi

Joined January 2018

Books & Boardgames ❤️ Goodreads: tessami Bookmooch: tessavi1
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Trash by Andy Mulligan
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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If the goal of this trilogy was to make me feel just as uncomfortable as the resisters, it succeeded. Though none of the scenes were graphic, I couldn't help but imagine tentacle sex.
A strange but fascinating story that made me curious about Butler's other work.

I am curious how the Oankali originally started and which other species they traded with to reach their current form.

Ruthiella I‘ve only read the first one in this trilogy but I agree, Butler really gets under the reader‘s skin. I‘ve read other books from her and she‘s fearless.😱 8h
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Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Though I enjoyed this book, I felt like it had an abrupt ending. Perhaps I spaced out listening to the audiobook...

TheSpineView I agree! The ending was anti-climatic for sure! 2w
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The Cloud Roads | Martha Wells
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Humble Bundle but up a sci-fi book bundle! Not sure about the other books, but I loved Murderbot so decided to grab this for the Martha Wells books 😀
#humblebundle #bookbundle

tournevis The Sherlock Holmes collection looked good too. 2w
tessavi @tournevis it's on my to-read-one-day list :) 2w
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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Thunderhead is a solid story and I definitely want to know what happens after this cliffhanger, but it did not draw me in as much as the first book.

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Visited the used book shop after work 😁
I also got the tagged one and The Priory of the Orange Tree as ebooks.

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Head on | John Scalzi
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Pickpick

The great world building of the previous book continues in Head On. I liked the characters interaction and if there are going to be more books in this world, I'll definitely give them a shot.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I loved the world building and the philosophical thoughts in the diary pieces. The second half of the story was predictable but I still enjoyed it. After finishing I immediately downloaded the 2nd audiobook.

Lovesbooks87 This is not something that I normally read but I inhaled both of these books and hate that I have to wait until November for the last one to come out! 4w
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Rosemary's Baby | Ira Levin
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I never saw the movie and it's the second Levin book I finished (The Stepford Wives last year), but I can see why it is considered a classic. Good pacing and suspenseful.

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Grabbed these books during the Audible 2-for-1 sale 😁
#audiblesale #audible

BookHoarder32 I really need to get back to the Lockwood & Co series 1mo
tessavi @BookHoarder32 This is #5 and I haven't read #4 yet. 1mo
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Borne | Jeff VanderMeer
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I enjoyed the pacing & overall flow more than the Southern Reach trilogy. I kept imagining Borne as a post-apocalyptic wasteland wandering Barbapapa 😅

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Pickpick

A short but powerful story. I listened to the audiobook and had to wipe away a few tears at the end 😥

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Nemesis | Jo Nesbo
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Mehso-so

Overall a fast paced read, but it felt like Nesbo crammed too many story lines into one book.

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

A nice fairytale but not Gaiman's best work.

Melissa_J This is one of the very few instances where the movie is better than the book. 1mo
tessavi @Melissa_J I didn't even know there was a movie 😅 1mo
Callemarie @tessavi the movie is SO GOOOOOOD 1mo
tessavi @Callemarie I'll add it to my to-watch-someday list 😉 1mo
Sweetkokoro Ahh I loved Stardust, but I‘m still exploring the world of Gaiman so for me it‘s a good book by him. I have seen lots say the movie is better and I have to say, while its good, I don‘t feel it‘s better than the book. It‘s enjoyable, but I prefer the book haha. 1mo
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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Woohoo! Audible Originals May selection is here! Which ones did you pick? #audible #bookhaul

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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this one. I liked the setting and all the clockwork, but I didn't 'click' with any of the characters. Most of Thaniel's chapters were jumpy and scattered.

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Woohoo! This happened last night. Thank you all. I am happy to have found Litsy! I don't comment as much as I would like, but I love seeing everyone's bookish photos and discovering new books ❤️

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻🥳 2mo
AmyG 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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TheSpineView Congrats! 2mo
rretzler Congrats!🎈🎉 2mo
Jas16 🎉📚👏 2mo
tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺🕺 2mo
Mollyanna Congrats 🎉🍾🎉 2mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🥂 2mo
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 2mo
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Persepolis Rising | James S. A. Corey
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The time jump (the characters being older) took a few chapters to get used to. Also, too much politics for my taste but it was (probably) a good build up for the next installment. As I am reading these almost back to back, I start to notice some repetitive sentences across the books.

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Book haul from the last few days. Got a used paperback of the tagged book. I haven't read the previous two books yet. #bookhaul #audiblesale

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-EDIT-

After reviewing the preview excerpt, Macmillan-Tor/Forge granted me a full review copy through NetGalley.

The third and final story did not disappoint! I would have liked it if the part about -spoiler- was explained in more detail, but overall this was a great conclusion to Legion. #netgalley #legion

-Original excerpt review posted in Augustus 2018-

tessavi the VR prison 2mo
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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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I did not love this as much as the previous book and I felt that there were a few too many character point of views. I do look forward to continue the series.

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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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Great humorous writing that had me grin and laugh out loud while listening to the audiobook. The story line was a bit lacking & predictable but overall an entertaining adventure. 3.5 stars

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It took me a few chapters to get into it and to like the characters. The story was good, but I think I was expecting more after seeing so many people love it.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 3mo
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Bought myself a present 🤩

shammi.dc10 Best present one can buy for themselves!!! Enjoy reading!! 3mo
SW-T Enjoy! 😊 3mo
TrishB Thank yourself 👍🏻 3mo
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Kaye Have fun ! 3mo
Kristy_K Absolutely love mine. The battery life is amazing. 3mo
tokyoseg (About time!) Enjoy your new baby!! 🤓 3mo
JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
readordierachel Nice! 3mo
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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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This is my favorite in the series so far! A thrilling ride from start to finish. It was great to have some characters make an appearance again.

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This coming-of-age story reminded me of the books I used to love as a teenager. It was cute, but the ending was a bit predictable. 3.5ish stars

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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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For some reason I adore stories about ships. Some might consider this book longer than what it needed to be but I loved every minute of the audiobook. This is my new favorite Dan Simmons book!

thereadingowlvina It's definitely a good read. I enjoyed it! 😁 3mo
Erofan It's a great book! 👍 3mo
mellissimo I loved this one as well! 3mo
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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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It's hay fever season in Japan and I have been feeling tired and not up to anything. I actually finished this book two weeks ago but couldn't be bothered posting about it until now.
The fourth book did not disappoint! I look forward to jumping into the next adventure.

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Another 2-for-1 sale? Don't mind if I do!
#audiblesale

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Mehso-so

I got this book because the cover & summary reminded me of the Bartimaeus trilogy. Though not as good and funny as those books, it was entertaining for a kids story.

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Abaddon's Gate | James S.A. Corey
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Loved it just as much as the previous books, though I missed some of the characters. I am caught up with the TV show now so the next book will be totally new!

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Milestones | Cynthia Almaraz
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BookDepository is celebrating their 20million milestone with a wishlist competition. You could win 5 books and all you have to do is add them to your wishlist. Thought I'd share, though I should avoid getting more competition 😝
#bookdepository

Soubhiville Sweet! 4mo
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Mistborn Trilogy | Brandon Sanderson
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Robin Hobb
John Scalzi
Stephen King
Brandon Sanderson
Dan Simmons / China Mieville

I went with authors that are pretty much auto-buy for me. Need to read more by the last two to be able to choose between them 😅
@britt_brooke

tessavi or maybr Neil Gaiman 🤔 4mo
britt_brooke Nice list! 4mo
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30 Days of Night | Steve Niles
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I like full cast audio productions. This one was short but entertaining.

MaleficentBookDragon That sounds like a lot of fun. 4mo
tessavi @MaleficentBookDragon It's very close to the movie, never read the comics. 4mo
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Pines | Blake Crouch
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Mehso-so

The start and ending were interesting, but I zoned out during the middle part. Not sure uf I'll pick up the next two books.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yeah, I felt the same way 😕 4mo
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Not a happy story, but it was a nice break before jumping back into The Expanse.

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Mehso-so

I didn't know much about this book before starting it. The murder mystery was interesting, but I had to get used of the style (author writing a fictionalized version of himself) and it felt a bit clunky to me.

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Caliban's War | James S.A. Corey
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I enjoyed this just as much as the first book. ❤️ Avasarala !

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Andromeda Strain | Michael Crichton
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Audible put a lot of daily deals back on sale. I grabbed thes two 🐿️
#audible #audiblesale

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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this book. I like Auri and it was interesting to learn more about her world/the Underthing, but it was a bit repetitive and the story dragged in some places. Shout out to the lovely art of Nate Taylor.

TrishB The artwork is beautiful. I just thought it was a lovely little side story, but finish the 3rd book!!!! 5mo
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Thirteen | Richard K. Morgan
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Because I had nothing to read 🤫
#kindledeal

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Leviathan Wakes | James S.A. Corey
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Since I watched the show, I already knew the plot but this book was still a page turner! I look forward to diving into the next book.

suzisteffen I had a hard time getting into it, and then I read 6 of the books in a row and then had to take a break before the seventh! (edited) 5mo
tessavi @suzisteffen I am readind a short book now but expect to get back to this series right after 🙌 5mo
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I liked The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye better than the previous book. This felt more like a continuation of the original trilogy.

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Picky Mrs. Pickle | Christine M. Schneider
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Easy picks for me!
#Pick3 @GypsyKat

Manavi Pyjamas, Books and Coffee for me! 5mo
GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 5mo
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Fuzzy Nation | John Scalzi
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Jetlag woke me up at 4AM so I decided to make this! I followed a lot of new Littens recently and hope to get to know you a little with these questions 😉

1. the Netherlands, but living in Tokyo.
2. John Scalzi last year.
3. Around a hundred books on shelfs and 50ish ebooks & audio.
4. Train, I quickly get distracted at home.
5. I recommend the tagged one for sci-fi lovers!
#littenintro

PagesByTheWater When I lived in Japan I LOVED reading on the train! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice to “meet “ you!!! ☺️ 5mo
wanderinglynn Love John Scalzi! 👍🏻👍🏻 5mo
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tessavi @PagesByTheWater Oh! Where did you live? 5mo
PagesByTheWater @tessavi I lived in Yamato in Kanagawa prefecture. Oh I miss it everyday 5mo
tessavi @PagesByTheWater I lived in Yokohama, Tokyo (Adachi-ku) and am currently in Kawasaki. I expect to stay a while 😁 5mo
tokyoseg Only 50sh ebooks and audio books?! 🧐 I think you should count again! 5mo
rwidiani Hello🙋🏻‍♀️, am an Indonesian, living in your homeland. Which place are you from? 5mo
tessavi @rwidiani a small town near Haarlem! 5mo
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Un Lun Dun | China Miéville
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The first book I finished in 2019. Loved the world building and the drawings, but the story was so-so.

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The Raven's Head | Karen Maitland
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Book haul from my trip to the Netherlands & UK.
#bookhaul #shelfie

Reviewsbylola I really enjoy Nesbo. 5mo
Ruthiella You got some good books 📚!😀 5mo
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Happy New Year everyone! I completed 72 books in 2018 and the tagged one was my favorite.
Hopefully 2019 will be another year filled with reading!

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Nemesis | Jo Nesbo
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Went to London for a family trip and managed to buy only two books. Found the Black Gull which I remembered from a trip ten years ago and bought the tagged book there.
#blackgull #londonbooks

mrozzz How cool! I‘m in town right now! I bought way more than 2 books.... 😅 Haven‘t made it over there though. 6mo
tessavi @mrozzz The Black Gull is small, but a nice second hand bookshop. Have fun! 6mo
kstadt929 We are going to Europe for our honeymoon and I can‘t wait to go to some local bookstores there ❤️❤️ 5mo
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Woken Furies | Richard K. Morgan
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Mehso-so

This third book dragged a bit. I still enjoyed the setting, but the story was weak.

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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Picked up these two during the Audible 2 for 1 sale 😊
#audiblesale #audiobooksale