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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: A Novel | Becky Chambers
A rollicking space adventure with a lot of heartWhen Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possibly want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and some distance from her past.And nothing could be further from what she's known than the crew of the Wayfarer.From Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the chatty engineers who keep the ship running, to the noble captain Ashby, life aboard is chaotic and crazyexactly what Rosemary wants. That is until the crew is offered the job of a lifetime tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet. Sure, they'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years, but risking her life wasn't part of the job description.The journey through the galaxy is full of excitement, adventure, and mishaps for the Wayfarer team. And along the way, Rosemary comes to realize that a crew is a family, and that family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universeas long as you actually like them.
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overtheedge
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4.5 /5.0

Feel good sci-fi, adventurous and exciting. There is danger. There is injustice. How they are dealt with, and with such an amazing outlook and outcome, are truly masterful.
Amazing, humble and so many feeling....I cant wait to finish this series.

Karisa 100% agreed! Fantastic book and author! 6d
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thegrimmreader
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I am not one for scifi most of the time. But this title caught my attention. So far its proving to be a pretty good read. #TheLongWayToASmallAngryPlanet #BeckyChambers #Books #Reading

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yourfavouritemixtape
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This was a much lighter read than I expected.

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RamsFan1963
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Wow!! Just Wow!! This is such an amazing book, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. I was wary of all the hype and Litsy love, but it was spot-on. I loved all the characters and the wonderful world building. 5 💥💥💥💥💥
#LitsyAtoZ #letterL @BookishMarginalia
#24B4Monday @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid @jb72

BookishMarginalia I agree! That whole series is just soooooo good! 4w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4w
AutumnRLS This has been sitting on my shelf. I really need to get to it soon. 4w
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sherryvdh
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It's election night here in 🇨🇦. I've got the results coverage on in the background, and I'm snuggling in with some good reading.

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sherryvdh
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It seems like I've been seeing and hearing about this everywhere around me lately. I'm starting it right now. #nextup #currentlyreading

readordierachel One of my favorites. I hope you love it! 1mo
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rajithr
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A wonderful book, and my favorite Wayfarer is Sissix. Who's yours?

cherinium I was fascinated by Dr. Chef and definitely wanted more. 2mo
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rajithr
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Getting started to know the motley crew, and I can sense the beginning of something good 🤩

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Such a god book!! 😁 2mo
Jesstifies I loved this book, enjoy!! 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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BarbaraJean The covers on this whole series are just gorgeous. 2mo
EricJames1 How is it? 2mo
wanderinglynn @EricJames1 I loved it. It‘s one of my 5 star reads for 2019. Here‘s my GR review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2343690080 2mo
EricJames1 Wow thats high praise. I will have to read it 2mo
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Jen2
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Holy crap that was a great story!!!!

BookBelle84 I'm struggling to get into this story right now... 2mo
Ruthiella Loved this book so much! ❤️ 2mo
Jesstifies @BookBelle84 I enjoyed this a lot, but it felt more like a character study than something super plot driven (just IMO) when I thought about it that way I was able to enjoy it more. It also gave me strong Firefly vibes :) 2mo
readordierachel So good. One of my favorites. All her books are gems. 2mo
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tessavi
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I enjoyed the characters, their interactions and the world building. The overarching story could have been expanded on a bit more.

Karisa Oh! I love her books and the worlds she creates so much! 😍 3mo
tessavi @Karisa I intend to read the second book someday 😊 3mo
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gilroyc
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I had trouble putting this book down. It has a smooth writing style and a fun cast of characters. Better review to follow.

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LiciaAZ
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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet my first space opera and it did not disappoint. The Wayfarer crew is made up of all different species with special skill sets that allow them to create wormhole tunnels through which other ships can then travel through space. It's a fun adventure, but the relationships and characters are what I found most interesting. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

#spaceopera #spacetravel

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
MrBook Nice review! 2mo
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tessavi
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Be sure to add 5 books to your Book Depository wishlist ;)
#bookdepository #winbooks

sudi Thanks for sharing 😊👍 3mo
tessavi @sudi should have kept it to myself instead of lowering my chances 😂 3mo
sudi @tessavi 😂 3mo
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AiBBot
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If you are looking for a sci-fi book about an isolated person who does not rely on anyone, do not read this book. If you want to read how a group of individuals (humans/aliens/AI) end up on a spaceship and the communities they meet (not all friendly), read this amazing book! Amazing break/time read. On to the next one if this #Hugo winning series!

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wanderinglynn
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Congrats @Megabooks on this amazing milestone! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻🥳 And thanks for the opportunity to enter your #25Etsy giveaway.

I‘ve read some fantastic books this summer & it was hard to pick just one. But the tagged has been one of my favorite 5⭐️ reads.

Megabooks I‘ve heard great things about this book! Thanks for entering! 3mo
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riversong153
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Finished this on audio today. It took me a little while to get into this story, but once I did, I was hooked. Chambers developed some really interesting species and characters. There were so many elements of this story that reflected current issues in a space futuristic way. Very interesting if you are into fantasy!

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Sometimes we need stories of people in a huge universe to focus on the small, everyday things that make us human.

If you like the stories of Festus traveling the universe in Startripper having fun adventures with new cultures, you should give the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers a shot.

Fascinating world building, feel-good stories paired with serious stories with more intimate stakes than the whole universe.

#bookcast2019

rwmg I'm doing this backwards. Is liking Becky Chambers's books a reason to read Star Stripper. And can you link to the book please? I suspect googling it is asking for trouble. 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @rwmg Startripper is a fun audio drama podcast. https://www.whisperforge.org/startripper This post is kind of supposed to work both ways as a recommendation. If you‘ve enjoyed one, I think you‘ll enjoy the other. I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks at work, and I‘ve been sharing books that I felt pair up nicely with the podcasts. 3mo
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bookishdawg
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Late to the party but glad I finally made it! Love this one... reminds me a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy ❤️

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wanderinglynn
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#FriYayIntro
1. Tagged!
2. I never had any. My dad called me Sunshine or Princess, but those were more pet names & only he used them.
3. Anything with cheese
4. Getting all my swaps together so I can get them in the mail!
5. 3

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wanderinglynn
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Pickpick

I put off reading this partially because I feared it wouldn‘t live up to the hype & partially because you can only read a book for the first time once.

This book was everything I love about sci-fi. And given how close it came to never being written, well, I‘m so thankful the author took a chance. This might be my fave read of 2019. All the ⭐️

And thank you again @Deifio for including this one in my mystery message swap box. 😘

Centique YAY! I love this one too - but I went in having heard very little about it - so glad it lived up to the hype for you 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn @Centique This was a blame it on Litsy one. ☺️ 4mo
Ruthiella Yay! I have loved all the books in this series so far!😍 4mo
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wanderinglynn @Ruthiella I can‘t wait to read the next one! 4mo
cobwebmoth I loved this book.😊 4mo
Deifio Glad you liked it, too! 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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I‘m pretty happy with my final #readingrush numbers (and earning 12 out of 14 badges) especially considering I worked all week. I started the tagged, but haven‘t quite finished it—I could‘ve read some more this weekend (I only read a little more than 11 hrs for #24b4Monday) but that‘s okay.

Emilymdxn That‘s a great total you should be really proud! And eleven hours is a lot for one weekend even if it‘s less than 24, I definitely didn‘t manage that. Are you enjoying tagged book? 4mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn @Emilymdxn Thanks! ☺️ I am loving the tagged book. It was hard to put down last night, but I don‘t do well when my sleep schedule is interrupted. But I can‘t wait to finish it! It‘s definitely looking like a 4.5-5 star read. 4mo
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wanderinglynn @Megabooks thanks! ☺️ 4mo
TheSpineView Awesome job! 4mo
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🙌🏻 4mo
CaroPi From where do you get that graphic? I want to have something similar for my reading! 4mo
wanderinglynn @CaroPi This graphic is from the Reading Rush website for their readathon (which ended on Sunday). But I‘m sure there are other app that could do something similar—maybe Bookly? 4mo
CaroPi @waderinglynn Oh I tought you had a special application. I do use Bookly but their stats do not look so nice. I think I do better with my clumsy pivot tables. :( Anyways Congratulations on your progress 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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Starting book 9 for day 7 of #readingrush. And hopefully will get to at least double digits on #24b4Monday (right now at 6.5 hrs).

brit91 I love you're dogs photo bomb!😍🤣🐶📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup!! 🐶❤️ 4mo
wanderinglynn @brit91 thanks! 🐶 4mo
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wanderinglynn @OriginalCyn620 Thanks! He‘s a good boy. 🐶 4mo
Simona Perfect Down Dog pose ♥️ 4mo
wanderinglynn @Simona Yes, he has much better form than me! 😂 4mo
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gilroyc
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It's a kick in the head. But a fun kick in the head.

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stephothebesto
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Are these stickers a hint?! Is there astronaut ice cream in there? Very excited! Thanks, @catiewithac! #staycationintimeswap #SITS @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🥰🎉😍❤️ 4mo
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stephothebesto
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Are these stickers a hint?! Is there astronaut ice cream in there? Very excited! Thanks, @catiewithac! #staycationintimeswap #SITS @Chrissyreadit

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krismlars
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I really liked the world building of this book, and I think the second book in the series could be even better because that‘s out of the way now. #24in48 #readathon

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krismlars
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At the 7 hour mark of my #24in48 #readathon and I still haven‘t finished a book! I‘m getting there though. Here‘s a sleepy kitty pic as my update 😺

Kaila-ann Looks like a long haired version of my tuxedo cat 😍 4mo
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gilroyc
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This book has been sitting waiting for me...

#sciencefiction #wayfarers #ebook

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krismlars
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I realized today that I have been reading a LOT more mystery/thrillers than I usually do, and sci fi has taken a backseat lately. So it's time to remedy that!

hermyknee Great choice!! 4mo
Readergrrl I can‘t wait to start this novel too! Unfortunately, I left it at home and I‘m away for the whole summer!! 💩 4mo
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NeonKnight
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Mehso-so

I‘m biased to liking space opera so someone else may have ranked it lower. That isn‘t to say it‘s poorly written.

Chambers has a great cast of characters and some decent world building(though she is fond of info dumping). The problem is that... well... nothing of consequence really happens.

Until the last few pages, there isn‘t really a plot. It‘s like drinking a flat soda. All the flavor is there, just no pop. Still, it was a fun read.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚👏🏻 4mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4mo
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the-woman-who-read-everything
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I loved this book! Space adventures, found family, with just a smidge of interplanetary politics thrown in. It felt like a cross between a Star Wars book and Firefly. I will definitely be reading the next one.

MayaB1226 I read this a few weeks ago and loved it! I‘m definitely going to be reading it again. I‘m so glad you liked it too! 5mo
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xicanti
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Aw, man, this was great! There were a couple of places where my attention wavered, but the good parts are SO good I can‘t even mind. The book‘s chock full of cool people enjoying each other‘s company in mostly healthy, loving ways, with occasional spots of darker drama as the universe encroaches. I‘m excited for the rest of the series, even though each instalment follows different characters. Hopefully these folks will get some cameos, at least.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I was sad to leave these characters too, and the second novel focuses on different ones, but I was surprised that I loved the second book even more! 5mo
xicanti @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian a bunch of people have told me it‘s their favourite! 5mo
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xicanti
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Tonight‘s plan: finish this awesome book! I‘ve got about 80 pages left, which SHOULD be doable as long as yesterday‘s exhaustion issue stays dormant. I was fine earlier today but now I‘m a bit tired again. Maybe supper (leftover sausage & tofu scramble) will perk me up.

readingjedi Loved that series. Think about it a lot. 5mo
Karisa Fantastic series! 5mo
Emilymdxn LOVE this book 5mo
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xicanti
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It‘s officially the Canada Day long weekend! I‘m just gonna hang around outside with a stack of books, some writing implements, and assorted tasty foods until I have no choice but to go inside.

JacqMac That is also my plan. Have fun! 5mo
xicanti @JacqMac you, too! 5mo
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xicanti
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I‘m not processing information very well today, but I‘m gonna try to read some more of this super cool book.

I‘m also gonna eat this Kind bar. The Shopper‘s near the library had tons of granola bars on extreme clearance, and I cleaned up. Each box cost me $1 or less, AND I got my mum some fancy candy for $0.50/package.

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xicanti
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Further reading, accompanied by a sangria-flavoured vodka thing a friend gave me.

annahenke Oh. Lucky you. I want a sangria vodka thing. 5mo
cherinium That drink sounds right up my alley. 5mo
xicanti @annahenke @cherinium I think it‘s a limited edition from Smirnoff. Very tasty, though not as strongly flavoured as actual sangria. 5mo
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xicanti
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Book + fake ice cream (frozen banana all mushed up with cocoa and peanut butter). I‘m loving this one so far! It‘s all about cool people doing stuff together, IN SPACE. Totally my thing, though I can see why more plot-oriented readers might balk at it.

It‘s also not at all what I expected. I always thought this series followed different groups of characters on a generation ship, not regular old space travellers.

Swe_Eva Ooh, I'll be making that “ice cream“ tonight. I already have frozen bananas for smoothies, but this is a much better use! The book is great too. 😂 (edited) 5mo
xicanti @Swe_Eva you‘ll love it! I usually use about a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder per smallish banana, and the flavour‘s great. Much stronger than most commercial chocolate ice creams, especially with the peanut butter in the mix. 5mo
Swe_Eva @xicanti Sounds perfect! 5mo
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Nute Is that a frozen treat? Do you add crushed ice and then freeze? I like all of the listed ingredients and happen to have all three of them on hand...I‘m going to make it this weekend.🙂 5mo
xicanti @Nute I usually freeze a very ripe banana in a few big chunks. Once it‘s fully frozen, I take it out, chop it up a bit more by hand, and stick it in my little electric food chopper with the other ingredients. (I‘m sure a food processor would work, too.) No ice required. It turns out pretty thick, with a similar texture to dense ice cream, and I eat it as soon as I‘ve scooped it out of the chopper. 5mo
twohectobooks I always thought this book was about a generation ship as well. The third book in the series actually is :) 5mo
xicanti @twohectobooks that must be where I got the impression from! 5mo
twohectobooks @xicanti I think for me it was the title. When I see “the long way” in the context of sf I immediately think “generation ship.” 5mo
readordierachel This series just gets better as it goes on. So, so good. 5mo
xicanti @readordierachel I‘m already excited for the next one! 5mo
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“Acting all sanctimonious while spouting bad info was a terrible way to win a debate, but a great way to piss people off.”

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xicanti
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Just hangin‘ around outside in the rain with tea and some books.

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wanderinglynn
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#HumpDayPost
1. Tagged! It‘s up next as soon as I finish my current read.
2. 🙌🏻 Team #BFC
3. Not very well. Mostly focusing on walks, hiking, & yoga.
4. TeddyCat doing yoga with me this morning & Dexter trying to get my attention the other night.

cobwebmoth I loved the tagged book. 5mo
Leftcoastzen Super cute 😻🐶 5mo
wanderinglynn @cobwebmoth I can‘t wait to start it! 👍🏻 5mo
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen thank you ☺️ 5mo
BookwormAHN So cute 💚 5mo
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wanderinglynn
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Thank you so much @Deifio for my #mysterymessageswap! ❤️

The tagged book is #1 on my TBR list, so I‘m so excited to finally have a copy! And as you can see, the other book is stuffed full of goodies. I didn‘t take them out because I want to savor the fun & get to them as I read the book. 💜

Deifio Glad you like it! 5mo
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Severnmeadows
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I haven‘t come across anyone who hasn‘t liked this book 😊 so I‘m just adding my voice to the multitude! I‘m going to buy it now, so it‘s there ready on the shelf when I want to reread. On to the next one!

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Jesstifies
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Loved this whole (Wayfarers) series, and it was a great read just before Pride Month! I love the treatment of gender and relationships, all wrapped up in a very warm character driven space opera. This first book was the best of the three IMO, but they all presented something unique. Definite fan.

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RosaS
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I‘m taking the train once again and enjoying the tagged book on the way!☀️

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underground_bks
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This is the funnest, tenderest, most lovable space romp you‘ll ever take. There‘s some plot but the real reason to read this book is the crew of the Wayfarer. Fair warning: You‘ll want to follow them anywhere! With inter-species romance, plenty of pronouns, and space-age wisdom, this book made me feel more tender to our own young species of Homo Sapiens and to myself. Highly recommend for fun, for fans of science-fiction, and for self-care.

j9brown A favorite ❤️ Nice review, all very true! 6mo
underground_bks @j9brown I‘m looking forward to the sequel! Have you read that one? 6mo
j9brown Yes,the second book was excellent! It has a lot of heart. I haven't picked up the third yet. 6mo
underground_bks @j9brown yay!! I‘m looking forward to it! 6mo
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HillsAndHamletsBookshop
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A super fun, smart, and brain tickling space opera! Thanks to Libro.fm for the complimentary listening copy.