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writek

writek

Joined August 2016

I walk through books into new worlds for fun and for occupation. #librarian
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Children of the Fleet | Orson Scott Card
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#KBReads #sff #audio New Enderverse book!

CatLass007 🎉🎊 2y
DivaDiane Huh. I hadn‘t heard about this one. But to be honest, I don‘t think I want to read anymore of his work, although I adore Ender‘s Game and the rest of the original series. (edited) 2y
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One of my favorite books of 2017!
#KBReads #picturebook #newrelease

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Vision of the Future | Timothy Zahn
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Specter of the Past | Timothy Zahn
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Thrawn | Timothy Zahn
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Marc Thompson's voice is as wonderful as remembered.
#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading

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A Civil Campaign | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Komarr was excellent! And after that ending, this next book promises to be entertaining.

#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading

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Grandfather's Dance | Patricia MacLachlan
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The final book in the #SarahPlainAndTall series was beautiful! Highly recommended series!

#KBReads #librarybook #childrensbook #SummerReading

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Komarr | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Next in the Miles Vorkosigan series! I've a feeling this is the book where Miles finds the first woman who might actually say yes to him for the long term.
#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading

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This is my brain-busting pick for Summer Reading. Hopefully it won't kill my momentum too badly. The premise is absolutely fascinating.
#KBReads #nf #audio #SummerReading

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Memory | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Sequel to Mirror Dance. Miles and his future undergo significant change.

#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading #librarybook

writek This may be my favorite of the series thus far, if not a close second. 3y
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Mirror Dance | Lois McMaster Bujold
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Miles makes for such fun reading!

This title won the Hugo Award for Best Novel and Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel in 1995.

Also a doorstopper, though not in the league of Sanderson. But few are. :)

#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading #AwardWinner

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Three-Body Problem | Cixin Liu
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My first foray into Chinese SF translated into English.

#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading #AwardWinner

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Brothers in Arms | Lois McMaster Bujold
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After hanging out with Cordelia (👍👍), it's back to the Miles chronology. Visiting historic Earth, and knowing Miles, TtF (Trouble to Follow).
#KBReads #audio #sff #SummerReading

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Cinnamon | Neil Gaiman
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I wanted to love this, but only Gaiman's wonderful narrative voice lived up to my hopes.
#KBReads #audio #childrensfiction #SummerReading #librarybook

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Skylark | Patricia MacLachlan
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The sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall is as delightful as I remembered!
#KBReads #audio #childrensfiction #SummerReading #librarybook

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Barrayar | Lois McMaster Bujold
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DivaDiane I should get back to this series. I left off at Cetaganda, when I couldn't keep up with a GoodReads series read with the Beyond Reality group. That was right when my son was born, but it's now been almost 8 years ago! Many of them I had already purchase so there's no excuse! 2y
writek @DivaDiane They only get better as the series continues. You have a lot of awesome reading ahead! 2y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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First book of Summer Reading!

#KBReads #audio #sff #summerreading

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Stories about John Paul and Theresa, Ender's parents, and the software program that Bean asked the IF to use to manage Ender's pension.

#KBReads #audio #sff #shortstories

ReadingOver50 Love Orson Scott Card 😍 3y
writek @ReadingOver50 Me too! I've finished a full reread of the Shadow series and am transitioning over to Ender now. Can't get enough! 3y
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Shadows in Flight | Orson Scott Card
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The most recent release in the Ender's Shadow saga, and theoretically the next to the last. (Shadows Alive has yet to get a release date.) This is more novella length and explores what happens to Bean & Co. after Shadow of the Giant.
#KBReads #audio #sff

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One of the Great Courses available through my #library, taught by Shippey, a Tolkien expert. It starts with Frodo, and thus far in my listening has covered Odysseus, Aeneas, and Guinevere. Very enjoyable!

#KBReads #audio #TheGreatCourses #heroes #legends #heroines

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Shadow of the Giant | Orson Scott Card
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Book 4! It all comes to a head.
#KBReads #audio #sff

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I enjoyed Adam Grant's book Originals, and from him I learned about this book. Resilience is something everyone should read about. It's not a matter of if, but when we all go through something hard in life.
#KBReads #audio #nf

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Specter of the Past | Timothy Zahn
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Sequel duology to the Thrawn trilogy, set 10 years later. Not as strong of a start, but it's early yet.
#KBReads #audio #sff

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Final book in the Thrawn trilogy!

#KBReads #sff #audio

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Dark Force Rising | Timothy Zahn
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Thoroughly impressive audio narration. Fun listening, and part of one of the best, if not *the* best, series in the Star Wars EU.
#KBReads #audio #sff

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Shadow Puppets | Orson Scott Card
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Ender's Shadow series, Book 3. Hegemon's fall. Making family. Defeating a conspiracy.
#KBReads #audio #sff

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Continuing my Ender's Shadow series reread with book 2. This book focuses on what happens in the aftermath of Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow on earth. What should be done with the military genius kids that are no longer needed to save the planet? What happens when earth no longer has a reason to remain unified against alien invasion?
#KBReads #sff #audio

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Grand Admiral Thrawn sounds a lot like Jeremy Irons the way he's voiced. Perfect! 👍
#KBReads #audio #librarybooks #sff

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Ender's Shadow | Orson Scott Card
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This book is noteworthy for pulling off being a successful side-quel, not retelling Ender's Game, but telling a new, compelling story that just happens to share a timeline and characters.

I'm re-reading this, though it's my first time on audio. I'd forgotten how brutal the beginning is as Bean tries to survive on the streets of Rotterdam...before he meets Ender and before he finds a new future that changes the world.

#KBReads #audio #sff

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Taran Wanderer | Lloyd Alexander
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Moving forward in the Chronicles of Prydain (#4). I'm glad I took a break between books 3 and 4. This story is different than those that came before, though it's no less good.
#KBReads #audio #fantasy

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Rereading this incredible book. As I kid I was mesmerized by Lawrence of Arabia. This book connects with similar things in me. The politics mean less than the larger-than-life characters. The landscape makes life and death so much closer. Myth brings power.
#KBReads #sff #audio

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Catching up on the short stories I've missed from the series.
#KBreads #librarybook #MaryRussell #SherlockHolmes

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This is a reread, but first time on audio. Gladwell narrates the audio and proves to be quite good. The book has been out the better part of 10 years now and amazes me how much it has penetrated the cultural awareness. It popularized the "10,000 hour rule" for becoming an expert in a skill or talent. Recommended reading.

#KBReads #audio #nf #librarybook

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Excellent audiobook! Makes advances in physics accessible to those of us without a science background. #KBReads #NF #librarybook #eAudio

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman
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Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K Le Guin
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Technically a reread. I love the narrative voice of Rob Inglis. He also did the unabridged Hobbit and LOTR - my favorite versions of those works. #KBReads #audio #librarybook #OneClickdigital #sff

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Quick, necessary read. If you have 45 min to spare, the author's reading of the #audio is well done. #KBReads #librarybook

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Listening to the fabulous Neil Gaiman reading this new release to me. #KBReads #audio #mythology

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Started the latest Lady Emily book on #audio. #KBReads #mystery #19thcentury

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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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1/3 through on #audio. The villain is a bit tiresome, but it's still a great book so far. There are so many fun references to catch, some more science-y and some fictional characters, like "Mark Watney out of Mars" from Andy Weir's book, The Martian.
#KBreads #sff

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A Kelsier story! It's a Mistborn prequel and can be read even if you haven't read the first Mistborn book. #KBreads #audio

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Isaacson writes a fantastic biography! The audio is narrated by Edward Herrmann, aka Richard Gilmore. #GilmoreGirls
#KBreads #audio #biography #AlbertEinstein

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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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57% progress. Everyone's headed for the Moon. #KBreads #audio #sff

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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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Reread in prep for the soon-to-release Babylon's Ashes. 10% progress. #KBreads #sff #audio