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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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A brand new epic science fiction novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini. During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, xenobiologist Kira Navrez finds an alien relic that thrusts her into the wonders and the nightmares of first contact. Epic space battles for the fate of humanity take her to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and, in the process, transform not only herbut the entire course of history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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HeyT
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I don‘t know what Saturday me was thinking when I got my summer reading program stack but apparently I was like you just finished a chunkster so let‘s do another? Starting this today.

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Lizpixie
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Bk6 of January 2022 & #JumpStart2022 is done. It‘s also the 2nd for #JoyousJanuary #readathon & my #Bookspin for January. Yay! Finally finished another book, my stats for Jan are awful so far. Though most were over 500pgs. I loved this the 1st time I read it & this time was no different. Very different from what he‘s famous for, both the plot & characters were well thought out & wonderful to read. Highly recommend. #BookspinBingo #LitsyAToZ2022👇

Clwojick Way to go girl! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Lizpixie @Clwojick thanks lovely! I look at my book stats which is only six but then I remember that five of them were over 500 pages long! And one was almost 900 pages. So I have actually read a lot🙌 5mo
PageShifter Sounds good!! I have also read some chunksters and not really many in my native language 😅 5mo
Clwojick I just started Little Women which is my heftiest one of the year so far! 5mo
Andrew65 Great total 👏👏👏 5mo
Andrew65 Still plenty of January to go. 5mo
AmandaBlaze Love the Illuminae Files! 5mo
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Lizpixie
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#JoyousJanuary #readathon Started a reread of this beautiful & chunky SciFi by the author of Eragon. I really should read that one day. I‘m so wiped by The Great Library Clean, mentally & physically, that I couldn‘t concentrate on a new book but a reread of a book I absolutely loved the 1st time sounded great. Already a third through & loving it just as much❤️ #JumpStart2022

Clwojick Way to go! ❤️ 6mo
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 6mo
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brushlo
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
Mehso-so

not bad. kept me interested until the end.

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ReaperOfTerrasen
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A Year In Books - My Reads of 2021 - Day 3

::Books of March 2021::
•Favorite Book of March '21: TSIASOS
°Namesake
°The Lives of Saints (Grishaverse)
°The Inheritance Cycle Books.

It was a Paolini month, it was very difficult choosing a favorite, but TSIASOS just barely edged above.

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Lemons7
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I fell in love with this author through the inheritance cycle so I knew I wanted to check this book out. I would say this is a lot denser than what I had expected. Definitely a SCI FI with interesting concepts, where the inheritance cycle was fantasy. There is a lot going on, so I've put the book down and picked it back up more times than I care to admit. I've only breached the beginning though and I am determined to read it's entirety.

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CmndrAuri
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I read this back when it first came out and then again a few months ago as Paolini has always been a great writer. TSiaSoS is such a fantastic book and has such an original story. It was a breath of fresh air for the sci-fi genre. The ending was a little wanting but overall I highly recommend this book!

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TheBiasedBibliophile
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When I picked up this book, I had no idea that it would become one of my all-time favorite SciFi novels! It was an epic journey that not only told a moving story of identity clashing with morality, but also included extremely loveable characters in this reader‘s opinion. Not to mention that Paolini seamlessly incorporated philosophical ideas and puns, which made this philosophy major have multiple fangirl moments!

DrexEdit Hello @TheBiasedBibliophile! Welcome to Litsy! 😊👋 11mo
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Karisa
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This book is rubbing me the wrong way. . . It just feels wrong that the main character is a scientist way in the future obsessed with her boyfriend. I mean I‘m 3 chapters in and 90% of it is about how much she loves him and how he surprised her with a proposal. It feels disingenuous.

Maybe I‘ve been reading too much Becky Chambers and just expect more than traditional gender roles from my distant future books now… 😂

phantomx I had trouble with this book too. I thought it would get better in part 2...it doesn't 11mo
Karisa @phantomx Glad to know it wasn‘t just me! It has so many high reviews on Amazon and my friend loved it. Think the sample download was enough for me. 😅 11mo
NikkiM5 😂 11mo
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VeraNyx
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I read and listened to this. Jennifer Hale did a fantastic job in her narration. Gregorovich by far my favorite character. The story itself did draw out a bit and somethings didn't flow well until the very end, then it made sense.

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IhoardBOOKS
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Started this beast yesterday. Putting it on pause for a readathon challenge event but at least made a dent in it. Not entirely sure how I feel about it, it‘s interesting but something feels off, pacing maybe? I don‘t know. Will keep plugging away at it though.

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve been a fan of Paolini‘s since I was about fourteen, so reading this now, despite the genre change, felt like coming home. I adored every moment of it, and I look forward to more!

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speljamr
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Wow, this book absolutely sucked me in. There were a few parts of the plot that could have been improved, and some of the names for things made me think he forgot this was an adult level novel instead of his previous young adult. But overall, really good.

I really enjoyed the recent interview he did with the scientist who helped with the FTL concept. Absolutely fascinating.

#scifi #sciencefiction

tracey38 I have this book on my shelves and really want to get to it sooner rather than later. I admit it intimidates me a bit by how big it is though! 13mo
Gissy I‘m glad to hear something positive about this book. I only have heard bad reviews and I have the book and I want to read it🤗 13mo
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DakotaWilde
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Mehso-so

This felt like Star Wars mashed up with The Hobbit. Lots and lots of traveling parts which reminded me of all the walking scenes in Lord of the Rings. This book was well written, but LONG. I feel that had some of it been cut out, I would have enjoyed it more.

TheSpineView I just finished it this weekend and felt it was a little long too. 1y
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DakotaWilde
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I just started listening to this book and I am enthralled 😱.

Mollyanna Love the picture! 😍 1y
DakotaWilde @Mollyanna thank you!! Belle is my favorite 😍 1y
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jessjess
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I went out of service for like 2 hours and came back and Libby had like 6 holds come in at the same time so I'm starting with this one.

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phantomx
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini

Threw To Sleep Under a Sea of Stars aside. Pushing myself to read it, I was able reach page 220, but I felt like there was little happening in the 50-70 pages I read, part II feels as slow as part I. Also, Paolini is overexplaining every little detail to the point he repeats the same information. It's not a hard book to read, but neither does it feel unique as of yet.

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TheSpineView
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📚 Tagged, The Song of Gabrielle and A Vow so Bold and Deadly
📚 The Language of Flowers
📚 The Pillars of the Earth

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kanwillcutyou
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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This was way longer than it needed to be. You can tell it was written with the intent of it being turned into a movie series. The author peppered in swearing in unnatural places as a cheap way to make the book feel "adult," borrowed from the Alien movie series pretty heavily, and just kind of left me ranting in angry bursts my partner wasn't interested in as I tried to figure out what about this author was so irritating... But I finished it...

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Bookish_Gal
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I loved this book. Read it the day it came out (took a long while) Although it come out in September 2020, just recently the author sent out a fan-email about some concept art. While fun to imagine the characters and the ships, I find it very helpful to get the “real picture”
So here is an image of Kira with the soft blade. An Earth military spaceship. The Wallfish ship. The alien Jellies, and then their own ships.
Just hoping to be helpful

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Gulfskye
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I was hooked immediately, then listening became work because if I missed a word I missed a pivotal moment in the story. Now with 18 hours left to go I think I have found my rhythm and finally settled into the world and finally care about the characters.

The narrator is excellent.

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BacklistReader
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Mehso-so

This book. I‘m not sure. I enjoyed parts but then I was bored for large parts of it. And if I‘m completely honest the ending left me unsatisfied.

Was this intended to be a series? It feels like it but as far as I know it is not one.

I‘d be interested in hearing your thoughts if you‘ve read this one.

#tosleepinaseaofstars #christopherpaolini

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GDLeon
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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So, what do you want me to say? The story hooked me and I kept reading; although skipping over a lot of the slower parts. What I ultimately missed was the feeling of horror of alien (without that it was more of a superhero story). But I kept reading and was looking for sequel—so it was at least that good :-)

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bibliobliss
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>>#minimalistbookstagram for
wed feb 10, 2021

The tagged book is the author's first adult novel since his best-selling "Eragon" series, which I still need to get to. I believe he's continuing to build upon this fractalverse.

Kira is a riveting main character and the story takes off quickly.

I don't usually dig #scifi or #space novels, but after reading "The Martian" I'm game to try more; this one is pretty good so far.

#currentlyreading

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BacklistReader
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My favorite way to spend an evening

#booksandtea #exploreathon2020

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DavidDiamond
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At 878 pages (apparently that's 309,000 words), this space epic from Paolini was a very entertaining and thrilling ride through the galaxy amongst warring factions of humans and aliens. There were moments that dragged on a bit, but it was never dull. I only wish I knew that there was a glossary at the end of the book which would have cleared up some things for me. So if you do read this, be aware of that glossary! Safe travels!

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wen4blu
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Wow, this book is a chunkster! I‘ve heard the story is good, so hoping I can skim the technical stuff and the battle scenes and still get it. Here goes....

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Mehso-so

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a hefty book! It‘s 872 pages and is long. There is a lot of information in it and there was a lot of tedious things in it that made me bored and made me want to DNF the book quite a bit. I‘m so happy to be finished with it. I do love Kira and her growth. The Wallfish characters were my favorite and I loved how they interacted.
#bookstagram #bibliophile #bookreview #review #litsy #littens

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Howseldomtheydo
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Chugging along. Enjoying the premise, but find myself skimming the “action” scenes. #currentlyreading

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cleoh
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Slowly chipping away at Paolini‘s new book. I didn‘t expect it to be so dense? It‘s hard sci fi and there‘s a lot happening and a lot of detail to pay attention to so it‘s warranted, but goodness it‘s taking a long time to read!

bookswithbec I am so excited to read it! 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m reading this and it‘s taking forever. 1y
tracey38 I have this one and really want to read it but am also intimidated by it! 1y
cleoh @bookswithbec @The_Heeler_Booklife @tracey38 I enjoyed it overall! The information heavy parts were a bit slow, but they were nicely balanced with the action sequences! 1y
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Soubhiville
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I‘m finally getting to my final end-of-year wrap up.

Tagging Sea of Stars because I haven‘t stopped thinking about it for over a week since I finished it. I didn‘t put it on my best of list because it sneaked in at the very end of the year.

Final stats: 64% female authors, 37% LGBTQIA+ books, 33% BIPOC. One of my main goals was reading fewer WM authors, and I‘m happy with my results! I‘d love to exceed these this year.

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DavidDiamond
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858 pages?!?
This should count as 3 books towards my 2021 reading goal!
😂

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bibliobliss
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Can someone please explain what a "fractalverse novel" is? I'm liking the story, just curious...

#currentlyreading #doorstoppers #tomes #scifi #space #science #christopherpaolini

bookswithbec It's his new 'world/universe'. He stated in an interview that he is planning on writing a bunch in the universe! 1y
bibliobliss @bookswithbec Ok, thanks for the explanation!! 😉 1y
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BookishRN
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4.5 / 5 🌟[possible spoilers]This book. I finished this on NYE and am STILL thinking about this story. I felt it was a beautiful story of what it means not only to be human but to be truly SENTIENT regardless of your make up, or another‘s understanding of the race/species. The only reason I didn‘t give a full 5 stars is because of the love story/sex scene. Don‘t get me wrong I love a good heart tug but WHEN APPROPRIATE & NOT FOR FLUFF PLEASE K THX

The_Heeler_Booklife I‘m getting halfway and struggling. 1y
BookishRN I started with audio and then bought the book because it was returned before I could finish it. It didn‘t really pick up for me until pretty much halfway. 1y
The_Heeler_Booklife @BookishRN I just made it to 50% last night. I really want to finish it over the weekend. 1y
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BacklistReader
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I have a book cave instead of a book fort because I apparently feel more comfortable with nothing above my head.

#readingspot #exploreathon2020

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Jessieleah
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Book gifts are the best gifts! 📚 I‘m excited to read all of these but Paolini‘s new novel in particular. I loved the Inheritance 🐉 series so I have high expectations for this one!

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Soubhiville
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I guess I had a better reading month in December than I thought. It‘s always an insane month for me at work, and I often have less reading time. But several of these are chunksters, so I‘m actually pretty satisfied.

Best of the month is definitely 100% To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. So good!

I also loved The Book of Two Ways and Addie La Rue.

magyklyXdelish How are the Obama/Biden novels?? I‘ve been wanting to read them cuz they sound fun. 2y
Soubhiville @magyklyXdelish it was silly, full of puns, light. It felt like a good time to read it, just before Biden takes office. Now I‘ll be thinking of him as a PI as I watch his speeches 🤣. 2y
magyklyXdelish @Soubhiville I definitely need to get them in this year. 2y
tracey38 I got myself To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. But I'm a little intimidated by it, lol. Glad to hear it's good and worth it! 2y
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BacklistReader
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2020 haul and unhaul. Excited to get to everything in the haul stack. As for the unhaul I only keep books I see myself rereading and these were not the ones this year.

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Mrs.C
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Just picked up these two books to add to my TBR pile. Can‘t wait to check them off!

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Soubhiville
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I really liked this. The audio was really well done, with about 30 characters, the narrator managed to make each one‘s voice recognizable.

A biologist in space accidentally bonds with a symbiotic organism, which reminds me of Venom from the comics. Except once she gets to know it, it isn‘t aggressive. There are aliens that communicate through scent, and sentient ships... way to much good stuff to list here. Paolini created something special.❤️

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BookishRN
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Really liking this one so far, some scenes are enough to give you nightmares though .... 😳

AsiaM I‘m on the waitlist for this one at the library 2y
BookishRN Ohh I hope it‘s available soon! I‘m not usually a sci-fi reader but this is good! 2y
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Larkken
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Mehso-so

Full disclosure, this started as a hate-read for me, then the story was interesting but didn‘t win me over, and finally the pure earnestness at the end re how /hard/ this book was to write had me simultaneously annoyed and feeling bad for Paolini. In the end, however, I think it was pretentious and poorly edited and the plot was spikey, leaving little bits pulsing out into the universe, never to be resolved (and it is VERY long, so WHY). ->

Larkken There is soo much going on, and yet the author feels the need to navel gaze (did I mention this is a tome?). He seems to greedily draw on multiple inspirations from the genre, but can‘t quite make it coherent. Review bumped up to a so-so from a pan because I started feeling bad for the guy. Paolini was out of his element, and I can‘t help but feel like he‘s taking the place of actually innovative scifi that wasn‘t given the chance to excel. (edited) 2y
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bibliobliss
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This one has started off with a bang for me 💥🪐 Reading paperback and digital because this one is too huge to carry around. I can't even imagine how heavy the hardcover is!! 💪

#currentlyreading #bigassbooks #doorstoppers #paperbacks #giveaways #christopherpaolini #scifi #space #fiction #novels

BayouGirl85 I really enjoyed this one. 2y
bibliobliss @BayouGirl85 I like it very much so far 2y
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Larkken
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my favorite character so far is Gregorovich, the semi-insane shipmind... anyone else getting real strong Anne McCaffrey vibes? I know she‘s not the only one to have this idea, but does anyone else remember if she was the first?

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Larkken
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The jellies = rathtars. Right?

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Rathtar

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Larkken
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Getting back into Litsy so I can talk about books while I read them, plus I missed you guys!

I have mixed feelings on Paolini - not sure if it's a carry over from feeling like Eragon was overrated. This book may have potential, though it sure cobbles together a bunch of Scifi tropes! Not sure that makes it a narrative... Thoughts, littens?

In any case, I think I'll post the refs I think he's pulling from as I come across them, to amuse myself.

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Soubhiville
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I downloaded this audiobook today and it‘s 32+ hours long! I should have realized it would be a chunkster since the Eragon books are, but I didn‘t think about that. I guess I‘m diving in!

AmyG Wow. Ha...hope you enjoy it. 2y
Hooked_on_books You should email Obama and tell him someone‘s book is longer than his. 😆 2y
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books lol! I didn‘t realize his was really long too! Worth it though? Seems everyone is enjoying it. 2y
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Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville His is 29 hours. The print book is over 700 pages. It is good, but there are definitely parts that would be better with editing. But then other parts are good being as fleshed out as he wants them. And it only goes up to 2011! Michelle is definitely better at editing herself. 😂 2y
tpixie Thx for the sweet Xmas card 💗😊🎁🎉🎄 2y
Soubhiville @tpixie you‘re welcome! Happy Holidays! 2y
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bibliobliss
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Copwithabook
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I should be preparing for classes I‘m going to be teaching at our academy, instead I‘m listening to the tagged book and coloring. It‘s called balance (aka procrastination).