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The Psychology of Time Travel
The Psychology of Time Travel | Kate Mascarenhas
1967: Four female scientists invent a time-travel machine. They are on the cusp of fame: the pioneers who opened the world to new possibilities. But then one of them suffers a breakdown and puts the whole project in peril... 2017: Ruby knows her beloved Granny Bee was a pioneer, but they never talk about the past. Though time travel is now big business, Bee has never been part of it. Then they receive a message from the future a newspaper clipping reporting the mysterious death of an elderly lady... 2018: When Odette discovered the body she went into shock. Blood everywhere, bullet wounds, flesh. But when the inquest fails to answer any of her questions, Odette is frustrated. Who is this dead woman that haunts her dreams? And why is everyone determined to cover up her murder?
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charl08
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'You passed the information on,' Ruby said. 'You've committed treason. Aren't you worried about being executed?'
'Me?' Her eyes were wide. 'I died of a brain haemorrhage this morning, remember? Nobody's going to execute me.'

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cobwebmoth
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@Chrissyreadit thank you so much for this #LMPBC package! I love it.❤ It has been great being in these groups with you. I'm very glad that you are one of my Litsy friends.

Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
HerDarkHuntress1 Wow thats quite the haul. Is that normal for a lmpbc package? This is my first round (starting today actually) and im not sure how everything works. This is pretty cool! I love the socks and glitters! 2w
cobwebmoth @HerDarkHuntress1 You're not required to send anything besides the book, but each group can decide if they want to send extra goodies. We emailed each other before it was time to send so that we could decide what to do and so that we would know each other's tastes in things.☺ 2w
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HerDarkHuntress1 @cobwebmoth Ah ok. I dont think our group is doing anything like that. :/ But it would be so cool! 2w
Avanders 😍😍 2w
britt_brooke Nice!! 1w
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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It's a weird fluke that I picked this up on the first weekend in a while where my mental health was just horrible. It's less about time travel and more about a murder mystery, how complex relationships get with time travel, and how businesses and companies handle mental health. It's a medium to slower pace so it may not be for everyone and it's definitely not a high sci-fi time travel book but I did really enjoy this.

pythoness I genuinely loved how the author handled the mental health aspect of this book, tbh? It felt very real, to me. And the whole book in general was damn good, really. 3w
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Chrissyreadit
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I liked this book, but I did not love it. It was fun, character driven, almost 100% female, LGBTQ representation, and a fun genre crossing premise of mystery and sci fi elements. I did not love how some things were over simplified or “given” to work in the story. @cobwebmoth this will be heading back to you in next couple days. I really enjoyed this #LMPBC group and appreciated reading with all of you!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I got some reading done today! Review to come

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Chrissyreadit
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@cobwebmoth starting this tonight. Prepared to take notes. This is what it feels like to have time to read and no assignments due....(until Wed.) #lmpbc

Alora This looks good! 😱 I totally agree...just finished all my first exams and had a long weekend to do some reading for pleasure finally! 😍 1mo
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Chrissyreadit
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@BethM Thank You!!! These goodies are perfect! I‘m always surprised by how quickly a month can go by!!! I‘ve loved doing #LMPBC with all of you! Is anyone doing the next round? I hesitated but saw a group specifically for historical fiction and that‘s my other favorite genre.... @cobwebmoth @collegecatlady

BethM I‘d do historical fiction! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM can you jump in the group? There are 4 already but I know your monsters group expanded... how did you make it work? 1mo
BethM My group allowed me to lol. 1mo
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Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth your package is in the mail! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM did you do three weeks instead of 4 or just rotate as finished? 1mo
BethM No we‘re just doing 5 months instead of 4 months. But I had the benefit of most of them already being my friends on here. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM I love that option! Do you want to see if you know the people in the historical fiction group? I do not but I am happy to ask if they would consider that if you are interested? 1mo
BethM I just looked, I only know you. 1mo
cobwebmoth Thanks! I'm sitting out this next round because I'm a bit overwhelmed right now. I've enjoyed these two rounds with you, though.❤ 1mo
Chrissyreadit @cobwebmoth this is an overwhelming season- I think I‘m crazy, but reading is my happy place and these groups make sure I read for me and not just school so I‘m considering it self care. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM I will ask if you want. 1mo
BethM I signed up for an open group that allowed you to choose. I‘ll see if anyone else joins 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM perfect! 1mo
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jenniferw88
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#covercrush round 2. 7 books, 7 days, no explanation.

10 hours done for #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Love this cover, and well done on getting to 10 hours. 👏👏👏 2mo
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Laughterhp
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Day 4 - #covercrush #7covers7days

I love this cover! In person it looks like the pictures were almost sewn on. It‘s wicked cool! (I know I don‘t need an explanation 🤪)

This book was really interesting too!

Again, don‘t feel like tagging anyone because it seems like everyone is already playing along. If you aren‘t, feel free to join in!

tjwill I love that cover too, but I haven‘t read the book or anything. It looks good! 2mo
mcipher I started this one and put it down partway through - I enjoyed a lot of it but something about it bugged me. I couldn‘t put my finger on what... But the cover is gorgeous! 2mo
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BethM
Psychology of Time Travel | Kate Mascarenhas
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#lmpbc I LOVED this book. Fast paced and entertaining. It throws you off just enough that you‘re not 100% sure of who did what. I love that the book made me think and be more actively engaged. Great pick! @cobwebmoth @collegecatlady @Chrissyreadit

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pythoness
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I‘ve been reading a lot lately (even if I haven‘t posted much) and this is one of the few books that I feel the need to mention.

I just finished this novel in one sitting, and it was—quite frankly—fantastic. The way it unraveled was unusual and kept me hooked, and I was both surprised and delighted when one of the main characters turned out to be a lesbian.

Definitely recommended, especially if you‘re sick of tragic queer endings.

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Expandingbookshelf
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“Grace‘s complaints reminded Ruby of her own feelings about university friends. People you‘d once die for take appalling paths. It‘s not that they become unrecognizable. They become more like themselves. Personality quirks become more pronounced, and so do values, until you wonder how you ever ignored the differences between you.”

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BethM
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Super stoked to read this. @collegecatlady you are totally on top of this #lmpbc! Thanks for the extras they made me smile on a long day. That pencil case is absolute perfection, especially given that I swear like a sailor (much to my husband‘s chagrin)! Did you make the bookmark? Is it from a Patrick Rothfuss book?

collegecatlady I can‘t remember where I got the bookmark from, but I didn‘t make it, no! 3mo
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WitBeyndMehsure
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This is such an interesting read. In the 60s a group of four women invent time travel. After a few trips one has a mental breakdown and is hospitalized. From there we jump around in time to other characters‘ POV and look at how the Time Conclave stigmatizes mental health issues. There‘s also a murder mystery? Could be uncomfortable read if triggered by bad opinions of mental health, but the author is a psychologist so the topics are in good hands

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collegecatlady
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay to me. I could tell it was a debut novel and I found the writing to be uninteresting and very young adult. I did still give this one a 3/5 stars, but probably would have DNF‘d it if it wasn‘t for #lmpbc.

A note for those reading the book after me: the binding is very loose at the bottom of the book. It seems that no matter how I held the book, pages started popping out. Be careful!

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stephothebesto
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@catiewithac Thank you for an amazing swap box! The T-shirt and tote bag are so nice and warrant their own photo shoot. The wrapping paper was so pretty (wild flower seeds, whaaat). I like the range of books you picked, too and am looking forward to reading all of them! And this was the box that kept on giving with the cards, goodies, and beeswax wrappers (which I've been wanting to try). Thank you! #sits #staycationintimeswap @Chrissyreadit

Avanders Love it! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Such an amazing Staycation!! 3mo
catiewithac I'm glad you liked the giant box of things! I loved the box you sent me! It was definitely one of the best swap boxes I've ever opened 😍 3mo
stephothebesto @catiewithac Yay! I'm happy you liked it. Rome was such an inspiring locale - I'm glad you mentioned it. 😍 3mo
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ChristyM
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Panpan

I was quite disappointed. The concept is good - brilliant women scientists pioneer a method of time travel. The biggest problem for me was the lack of time travel. Instead The story revolves around the wooden characters with a meandering plot line. Blah. But the cover design is nice.

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cobwebmoth
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I won't say too much since this is my book for #LMPBC. I've seen mixed reviews, but I liked it. I like books with switching points of view and different timelines, so it worked for me. It was also nice to read a book with a diverse, mostly female cast of characters. I'll get this sent to you tomorrow @collegecatlady

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
collegecatlady I‘m excited to read it!! 4mo
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Niso
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Great addition to the time travel/sci-fi genre. Through an almost all female cast, Mascarenhas delivers a brilliant and page turning murder mystery with a squad of female scientists, queer romance, and beautiful tales of ambition, betrayal and love.

#favourite #scifi #timetravel #fiction

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The.Intentional.Reader
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New Book! Time travel is now possible but it comes with many mysteries and drawbacks. This novel traces the arc of the 4 women pioneers as they travel throughout time and wrestle with their places both in and out of their respective timelines. This is a mystery of a murder that hasn't happened yet and what that means to time travel.

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imyril
Mehso-so

I went into this with high expectations based on recommendations, but sadly it didn't really work for me. I found the first half pedestrian - the prose style kept me distanced from the characters and made the events seem reported (and not in a particularly interesting way) - so I found it rather frustrating. I became more engaged in the second half, but it never entirely won me over. Some really interesting thoughts on time travel tho!

shanaqui Aw no, this one had a pretty cover IIRC (embroidery patterns?). I was hoping for something good! 4mo
imyril @shanaqui it does have a pretty cover and honestly, your mileage may vary - lots of people I often overlap with absolutely loved it. But... meh? The psychology is interesting but the storytelling didn‘t work for me 4mo
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catsuit_mango
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Late breakfast getting started. Liking this book so far... Just the fact that a story based on science has only female main characters is great :)

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mdemanatee
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Has anyone else been having trouble with goodreads lately? It takes forever for things like “my books” to load. And when I try and pull up lists (I use the YA of whatever year list pretty heavily) it often doesn‘t load my rating if I‘ve read the book. Or other lists won‘t load the visual of the average rating. It‘s little things, but it‘s driving me batty. I‘m noticing it on both mobile and my laptop.

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Ruthiella
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1. I still keep in touch with friends from high school and college. Friends where you pick up right where you left off. ❤️
2. Sorry guys- I‘m not an early riser! 🌙
3. The smell of dry pine needles always makes me think fondly of church summer camp! 🌲
4. I just finished The Witch Elm. 📚
5. I tag @jchawkins @annahenke @cathipink

Thanks for the tag @BkClubCare @Eggs #wonderouswednesday

cathipink Thanks for the tag! 🙂🙂 5mo
Eggs Lovely friends photos! 5mo
Ruthiella @cathipink You‘re welcome !😊😊 5mo
Ruthiella @Eggs Thanks 😀 5mo
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BkClubCare
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Thank you @Velvetfur for the tag and @Eggs - nice to meet you.
1. My oldest friend is Dale, my kindergarten boyfriend and now FB friend. Haven‘t seen him for ... 40+ years.
2. Most amazing sunset was last weekend in Newport RI.
3. When I smell fake vanilla like the smell of Play-Doh which is supposed to be vanilla, I think of childhood.
4. The last book I read was The Psychology of Time Travel (tagged book) 🙂
5. @Nutmegnc @Ruthiella @xicanti

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌺 5mo
Velvetfur Ooohhh vanilla is such a lovely smell 💛 5mo
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BkClubCare
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“My word, they have their fingers in a lot of pies.”
#pielit #piereference #booksandpie
#OscarAssisting #DogsofLitsy

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Slajaunie Sounds intriguing! 5mo
BkClubCare @BookFrog - it is! I am so into it. And it is quite readable; not as mind-bendy as I fear time travel books might be. 5mo
Slajaunie Can‘t wait to read it! 5mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - see if you might be interested in this... ? 5mo
Nutmegnc It sounds fabulous!! I‘ll check it out! Thanks for the rec!! 5mo
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Libby1
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Mehso-so

Great ideas, but not well executed.

All of the main characters were women, and this could have been so good. Sadly, the prose style was so plain as to be dull, and I just did not care about what was going to happen.

DogEaredBooks That‘s a bummer especially with that great cover art too 6mo
catsuit_mango Husband just brought this back for me from a work trip to the UK... Oh well, I'll give it a try anyway 6mo
Libby1 @DogEaredBooksHampton - this book has gotten great reviews so maybe it‘s just me? 6mo
Libby1 @catsuit_mango - I really hope you‘ll enjoy it! Considering other reviews I‘ve read many people do. 😊 6mo
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SilverShanica
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I loved this book! How do you deal with the psychology of time travel? The flexibility of concepts of death, predetermination and how the past and future impact each other? Dealing with mental illness, heartbreak, jealousy, grief, revenge… our protagonists learn that there is a whole lot more to jumping through time than just science and paradox. It is an amazing story that will tickle your fancy and tug at your heartstrings.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 6mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 6mo
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midweekpurple_reads
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Just finished reading this. Was a very different Sci-fi read which I thoroughly enjoyed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐⭐️

DebinHawaii Sounds like an interesting book. Stacked! 📚 Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 6mo
DebinHawaii And check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon for ways to get connected. There are links to tips for navigating Litsy in the profile. 👍 6mo
RaimeyGallant Love the cover. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 6mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 5mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I went to the Elise Kova and Danielle Jensen signing in Calgary tonight. I got my entire Elise Kova library signed and picked up a few new books at the store. Game plan for tomorrow? GOING TO DETECTIVE PIKACHU!

Ddzmini Ok so I had to add all three to my tbr list 🤣🤣🤣📖😋 6mo
SilverShanica So glad you got to go - I work at Owl‘s Nest! Did you pick up Psychology there? It‘s one of my staff picks. 6mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @SilverShanica Ah thats so cool! I did! 6mo
SilverShanica @SassenachTheBookWizard Awesome! I always get a little giddy when people pick up books that I love/recommend at the store. 6mo
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BookishMarginalia
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I was entertained, though honestly, it‘s all a jumble in my head! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

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Debdeb
Pickpick

Loved this book!

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Debdeb
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Might squeeze in a couple of pages of my new book before I fall asleep ... 😴

Kloves2read I love books on time travel. How ia this book so far? 6mo
Debdeb @Kloves2read I would highly recommend it!! Lots of stories going on, it‘s starts in the 1960s so time travel is a career and partial way of life as the book continues 😊 6mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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1) Saturday - get a lay in and the knowledge you still have another day before the daily grind starts again
2) At the mo it's George Ezra but so many Annie Lennox, Alisha's Attic, Elton John, Take That....
3) Conference on ending Gang & Youth Violence
4) tagged 📚

#PreMonday #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #SundayReading #WeekendAllBooked #Lazyday #ReadingDay
@pepsicola

pepsicola Wow,your Monday plans are 🤯. Anyway,thanks for playing 8mo
JaneyWaneyB @pepsicola They are a bit 😂 thanks for creating the sharing post. Have a great Sunday and a good week 😊 8mo
pepsicola @JaneyWaneyB awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks 😍 8mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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Mehso-so

A murder mystery with time travellers intermingling, maybe interfering is a better word, with the lives of people. The characters are well written and there is intrigue that kept me reading. I liked that the chapters were from different characters, this kept a good pace to thw story. There was something missing though and I haven't quite put my finger on it yet....

#BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Books #TimeTravel #Commute #Reading

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Laughterhp
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Here are a couple of time travel books that I really enjoyed. One is the start to a romance/mystery series. I only read the first book.

The other is a sci-fi time travel book that has a lot of POVs, switches between 2 timelines and is set around a mystery. This is the tagged book and it was really enjoyable!

#Turnbacktime #LiteraryLuck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!!! 8mo
vkois88 They sound interesting, and I definitely love the covers 8mo
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Akire1
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Mehso-so

At the end of the day, I'm glad that I read this. Although I enjoyed the story, there were simply too many plot holes and poorly explained twists for me to wholeheartedly recommend this book to others. I'd call it entertaining, but not great.

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mcipher
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Spent the day with my mom and sister today - Mexican food, pedicures, and TJ Maxx (where I got this super cute mug); then went to the LEGO movie with my son and husband. Now it‘s solo chill time with a book and some cinnamon tea (and, though not pictured, Chloe - she‘s on the floor playing with my hair elastic that she stole).

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mcipher
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Today‘s library #bookhaul - TBR “B” authors plus two books from the new shelf. Pictured with what I ate for lunch at 3:00 today because it‘s been that kind of week at work. 😆 🍨

MyNamesParadise Really enjoyed The Killing Lessons and The Sleepwalker!! 9mo
wordzie 😎 9mo
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kspenmoll Love that lunch!! 9mo
mcipher @C.Perone @MyNamesParadise I‘m looking forward to all of these - glad to hear you guys enjoyed some of my stack. 👏 9mo
mcipher @kspenmoll 😆 I was planning on pb&j and then.... seriously, it was a week. 9mo
mcipher @wordzie 😊 9mo
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Tashreads
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#currentlylistening to this audiobook. A time travel murder mystery. Yes please!

MuddyPuddle Love the cover. 9mo
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readingjedi
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Well, this was pretty awesome! I love the mental gymnastics time travel stories demand of their readers & the not entirely unpleasant sensation of your mind happily boggling away at paradoxes, impossibilities & fantastically plausible concepts. This book has a plethora of female characters, a non gratuitous bittersweet same sex romance, a murder mystery & lashings of engrossing twists & turns. A lot of thought provoking notions about death ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above...and how time travel renders it virtually obsolete. It wasn't perfect - a few characters seemed underdeveloped & it lacked a truly gut punching denouement. But it hardly mattered. Could Odette go on to be the time travelling detective star of an on going series? That would be fun! 9mo
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Lostinagoodbook
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Tanzy13
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Traversing the decades and told from alternating perspectives, The Psychology of Time Travel introduces a fabulous new voice in fiction and a new must-read for fans of speculative fiction and is a a mind-bending, time-travel debut.

BethM That cover 😍 9mo
mcipher Oooh, this sounds interesting! 9mo
Laura317 Time travel. I‘m in! 9mo
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ablachly
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Murder mystery, time travel, groundbreaking female scientists—I am 120% on board with this book. The beginning dragged a bit—too much announcing that things had happened rather than letting the story unfold. Luckily that faded once the mystery got going and the timelines more convoluted. It's a good and twisty story, with interesting questions about how you might feel about death when you're constantly visiting past and future selves and (con't)

ablachly (con't from initial post).. some brutal answers about what the psychology of time travel actually might amount to. Plus, queer characters. 9mo
BooksAtNight Ooh sounds interesting! Adding it to my TBR 😆 9mo
conceptDawg Testing comment 9mo
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readingjedi
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Tonight's read with thanks to #netgalley for this book.

I love the embroidered details on this cover!

pasiphae_reads I also have this in my netgalley queue! You‘ll have to let me know how it is since I won‘t get to it for a few more weeks at least 😁 9mo
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KimM
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Great read for science geeks 🤓. Also, very women-centric. 4⭐️s

#NetGalley

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East_Of_Imagination
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4. Recently visited 🇬🇧 & 🇫🇷

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JPeterson
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Mehso-so

Time Travel is a thing, but is it a good thing? And what does it do to those involved? This delves into this concept and explores power, ego, how they end up viewing life and death, and what control do you really have.

The start was a bit rocky, and it really took a bit for me to really get into the story.

Thanks to NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

👇👇👇

JPeterson I disagree with the main blurb comparing it to Naomi Alderman's The Power and Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. This just happens to have strong women characters, who have faults and kick-ass, and other women characters that just fade into the background and aren't as well written as they could have been. 10mo
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okthislooksbad
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1) Teleport!
2) Currently 😍
3) Nah, not keen on them. Told myself I'd do ALL the things in 2019, anyway. 😂
4) I don't even have Netflix 😕😂 Norsemen is on top of the list rn, but tbh I don't know if it's a Netflix or HBO-show. Or something else 🤔 edit: it's available on Netflix 😂
5) 💃💃
#friyayintro