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A Psalm for the Wild-Built
A Psalm for the Wild-Built | Becky Chambers
Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new series gives us hope for the future. It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of "what do people need?" is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how. They're going to need to ask it a lot. Becky Chambers's new series asks: in a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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rockpools
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Finishing up #12booksof2022 with 3 from the end of the year. Obviously my record-keeping was a bit flakey, but these more-or-less match up with the months.

Wild-built ❤️🤖🫖 Glad I finally got to Becky Chambers

Cities 🌃 Strange but I loved it

Open Water ❤️ A story of a relationship, of life as a black man in London, of art and music… Amazing debut!

Thanks for organising @Andrew65 - I‘ve loved looking back and seeing everyone‘s picks!

Andrew65 Yet more good choices. Thanks for playing along, it‘s been a good way to review the year, and pack out our TBRs 😂 1mo
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annahenke
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A charming sci fi story of friendship. Set in the future, a traveling “tea monk” who feels unfulfilled in his calling sets out to find a lost monastery. On his way, he encounters one of the long lost robots of the factory era, now free and wild. The two become traveling companions and must find their way together. Loved this odd book! Discussions of big questions and great writing. 1st book of 2023.

rockpools Well that‘s a gorgeous way to start the year! 1mo
annahenke @rockpools it really was! 1mo
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Kenyazero
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I tried *REALLY* hard to narrow my top books from 2022, and did pretty alright considering that my list started with 49 books on it. I didn't include multiple books from the same series. If I had to pick only one top book, it would be the tagged. #FavoriteReads #TopBooks2022

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TheKidUpstairs
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#12Booksof2022 On the first day of Christmas, my reading gave to me...a Monk and a Robot having tea.

Nothing beats Becky Chambers. The Monk and Robot books are like a soothing balm for the soul. I will read as many of them as she chooses to write!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 These sound intriguing, I need to explore them. 1mo
Cinfhen Hi Meghan!! Merry Christmas ❤️I was just enjoying a warm cup of coco using my #MugLove mug from @Kalalalatja ( miss you, mama) and thought I want to bring #MugLoveSwap back for February 2023!!! Are you at all interested in co-hosting with me??? Are u ok with me bringing it back?? I have a few “ideas” to keep it simple & manageable. Can I share them with you via email?? I lost your email so lmk your thoughts. Cindyh666 at @icloud.com xx 1mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen Happy Holidays! I was just thinking about MugLove the other day, I'll send you an email later tonight! 1mo
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BookBosomed1
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️.5 This is a book about finding peace with the present and the beauty of simply existing. I recommend this book for readers who enjoy science fiction and/or books about living in the present. Id characterize this book as queer, cozy sci-fi. It is a small book in length, and it has a sequel! I found it to be a balm for the soul. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4995309748

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shortsarahrose
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I went a little wild with the library holds for #AuldLangSpine 😆 My mom (who works at the public library and often grabs my holds for me) says that this isn‘t that crazy - some people fill a full shelf!

Now I just have to restrain myself from reading them right away. Good thing I have plenty of other books!

April was attacking the bag my mom brought the books in, so her tail is making a cameo in this photo #catsoflitsy

monalyisha This is also how I library. 😅 I‘ll have to post my current stack of check-pits (totally unrelated to #AuldLangSpine) tomorrow. 2mo
shortsarahrose @monalyisha I currently have 24 books checked out (11 for #AuldLangSpine and 13 just because) from the public library and two from the academic library I work at. I have to account for mood reading! 😂 2mo
monalyisha EXACTLY. I work at a library in MA & visit my local RI libraries, too. You just gotta work it every way you know how, okay?! 😆 2mo
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Suet624 How long are you able to keep your books? 2mo
shortsarahrose @Suet624 - 3 weeks, but I can renew another two times (3 more weeks each time) unless someone else has put a hold on 2mo
Suet624 That's a nice long time. 2mo
peanutnine That's a gorgeous stack of books right there! 😍😍 I also love checking out a ton of books. I've got about ten checked out between my 2 local libraries at the moment, and that's not including digital loans through Libby 😅 2mo
shortsarahrose @peanutnine this is why I love Litsy - I feel so understood! 😆 2mo
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IndoorDame
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Lists went out. This is a very dangerous day for the length of all our TBRs😂 @SueK I‘m super excited to dig into your list! I also read the Maus books this year and loved them! There are a few books on this list that are on my TBR, so I can‘t wait to dig into them, and a few lighter books I haven‘t heard of but am thrilled to have recs for! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

IndoorDame There are also a few that aren‘t really my jam that normally I‘d check out your reviews for to see why they made the list and if that changed my mind, so lmk if you‘re interested in telling me a bit about your thoughts on them. 2mo
IndoorDame I thought I‘d read Babel in Jan, but noticed its blurb calls it “a thematic response to The Secret History? and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell” Since I‘m rereading The Secret History this month, I think I‘ll read Jonathan Strange in Jan instead as I‘m planning to use it for a challenge prompt next year & save Babel for Feb. I‘ll probably start my #AuldLangSpine reading off with the tagged book instead since it‘s also on my TBR. 2mo
monalyisha The tagged book was my absolute favorite read of 2021. I also love reading about everyone‘s planning and thought processes. Hope you enjoy! 2mo
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IndoorDame @monalyisha thanks! Now I‘m even more excited to start it! 2mo
monalyisha I can‘t even tell you how many lists the new memoir (tagged) was on. If left to my own devices, I don‘t think I would‘ve picked it up but now I‘m kind of tempted! And I *do* love memoirs… 2mo
IndoorDame @monalyisha I love memoirs too, and I‘ve been seeing that one get stellar reviews for months, but for some reason I‘m turned off by it. But if it was really on that many list… maybe… 2mo
monalyisha @IndoorDame I think I read that she was of iCarly fame and quickly wrote it off (so many books…etc) because I never watched the show & it was after my time. 🤷‍♀️ But yes! It‘s been popping up everywhere! 2mo
SueK @IndoorDame I love that you called list day a very dangerous day 😂 It is! I‘m just getting home from work so just now looking at your list—super excited! 2mo
IndoorDame @SueK yay! I hope you like it! 2mo
SueK @IndoorDame I do! I love the variety. There are a few on your list that were already in my TBR and some that I‘d never heard of or would‘ve picked up. And some that I‘m definitely interested in but weren‘t on my radar before seeing them on your list. So, it‘s fantastic! I‘m happy to talk about any in my list that you‘re curious about. I read out of my comfort zone this year so some of mine are not exactly my jam either 😆 but I enjoyed them 2mo
IndoorDame @SueK Awesome! I love variety too. That‘s one of the first things I thought about your list. Probably why we were paired :) 2mo
IndoorDame @SueK I‘m especially curious to hear what you thought about Jennette McCurdy. I was before the ICarly generation and hadn‘t heard of it or her before this started popping up everywhere. I‘ve seen dozens of stellar reviews of this, but they mostly just say I loved it, her life was inspiring… and something about it the marketing turned me off. So I‘d love to hear what drew you to in. I feel like there‘s something special there that I‘m not seeing. 2mo
SueK If you have no connection to or feelings for iCarly then it may not be all that interesting. I wouldn‘t say it was inspiring. More like a car wreck, one of those events you don‘t want to see but can‘t turn away from. It was definitely written for people who have survived having a malignant narcissist parent. Even if you don‘t love iCarly, that would be a relatable connection. The emotional abuse is jaw dropping, as is her ability to laugh it off. (edited) 2mo
SueK It did ruin iCarly for me tho. And that was one of the shows I enjoyed with my daughter when she was younger. So, another happy memory shattered. But the abuse Jennette suffered, I‘m glad she wrote the book @IndoorDame (edited) 2mo
IndoorDame @SueK Thank you! I appreciate that! It does suck when reality spoils our sweet memories! But I basically feel like it‘s better to know. I actually did have a narcissistic parent, though not a malignant narcissist, and not to the extent I‘d ever be tempted to write a book about the experience, so I expect I‘d see a lot of parallels, but I‘m not sure if I‘d find it relatable. Maybe I‘ll download an excerpt though and see what the writing is like… 2mo
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#SundaySentence

Even if you fully know that you live in a natural world that existed before you and will continue long after, even if you know that the wilderness is the default state of things, and that nature is not something that only happens in carefully curated enclaves between towns, something that pops up in empty spaces if you ignore them for a while, . . .

Sophronisba even if you spend your whole life believing yourself to be deeply in touch with the ebb and flow, the cycle, the ecosystem as it actually is, you will still have trouble picturing an untouched world. You will still struggle to understand that human constructs are carved out and overlaid, that these are the places that are the in-between, not the other way around. 2mo
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rabbitprincess
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A soft Pick because this took me longer to get into than I‘d hoped, and you definitely have to be in a cozy contemplative mood to get properly stuck in, but I did like it in the end.

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Bookfan1414
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I feel like I need to hug Mosscap and Dex. I kinda felt understood, but not necessarily in the way I was expecting to be. And I‘m crying for absolutely no reason. As per usual. And the crickets!

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Sophronisba
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If you ask six different monks the question of which godly domain robot consciousness belongs to, you‘ll get seven different answers.

#FridayReads #FirstLineFriday

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ozma.of.oz
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Thanks for the tag @CBee

📗 A Psalm for the Wild Built by Becky Chambers
🖋️ Tamora Pierce and Terry Pratchett
🎥 Pacific Rim
📺 Pushing Daisies
🎤 The Piano Guys
🎶 Praying by Kesha

#ManicMonday #LetterP

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Megabooks
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I can see why Chambers has so many fans both here on Litsy and in the world because this is well written, but it just didn‘t work for me. Maybe I‘m too cynical or jaded this week but Dex‘s naïveté annoyed me and the robot reminded me of what I hate about the character Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sorry y‘all. ?

#HugoAwardWinner #pop22 1 more to go! I‘m sorry if I miss someone on the tags. It‘s been awhile.

KarenUK Almost there! 💕👍 2mo
Laughterhp I like Becky chambers, but wasn‘t able to get into this one. 2mo
Cortg I have this one checked out on my desk at work. Not sure if I‘ll get to it. Congrats for having just one more read for the challenge. That‘s awesome! 2mo
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Cinfhen It was “sweet” but agreed, annoyingly so!! This isn‘t a series I‘d want more of. But not every book is for every reader!!! 2mo
RamsFan1963 I'm glad to see I'm not the only person who didn't love this 2mo
Vansa I don't like Becky Chambers at all! She gives her characters really contrived resolutions. 2mo
squirrelbrain I liked this, but it was a bit twee, and I don‘t think I‘d read any more of theirs. (edited) 2mo
Karisimo I felt that halfway through the plot really stalled, as if the author got that far then decided to save the rest of the story for a sequel. 2mo
Megabooks @KarenUK so excited! I just have this left 2mo
Megabooks Wow! I‘m so glad I‘m not alone in not enjoying this! It just didn‘t work for me at all. 🤷🏻‍♀️ @Laughterhp @Cinfhen @RamsFan1963 @Vansa 💯 agree about a contrived ending! @squirrelbrain twee is an excellent British word for it! @Karisimo 2mo
Megabooks @Cortg thanks! I‘m interested to see what you think if you get to it. 2mo
KarenUK Ooh, I really liked that one, so 🤞🤞🤞 2mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
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This was a interesting and sweet book to read.

I didn‘t love Becky‘s previous book I read a while back but this was good.

Read for #NerdDaily2022ReadingChallenge

4/5

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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

I try to like science fiction/fantasy, but I just don't.

Really wanted to like this, but it's just not my jam.

A four hour audiobook that took me 2 weeks to finish.

#itsnotyouitsme

Aims42 I love the hashtag, that‘s perfect! 2mo
jdiehr @Aims42 😂 2mo
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rockpools
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❤️❤️❤️ 🤖 🫖

Loved it! I‘ve been meaning to try Becky Chambers for ages, but genuinely didn‘t expect her work to be so sweet. I loved her ideas, the fact that a robot could be so much closer to the natural world than a human, and (of course) the importance of tea!

And the audio was great too!

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Cinfhen
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I love the concept of this novella - that our future need not be doom & gloom. This was childlike and enchanting - a sweet escape. Works for #HugoAwardWinner #pop22 and #Booked2022 #HopePunk ♥️ #Hoopla

Cortg Excellent! 3mo
BarbaraBB Great that you ended up liking it. Did you finish pop now? 3mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! I finished pop + the bonus prompts @BarbaraBB @Cortg 🙌🏻♥️ but I won‘t be moving on with this series!!! 3mo
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Cortg But you liked it! I just picked it up at work. It may sit on my desk a while and may (or may not) get read. We‘ll see. Sounds like something different though, and that‘s what I liked. 3mo
Megabooks Congratulations on finishing pop!! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Centique Well done you! It‘s certainly oddball but once you settle into it, it‘s a sweet story 3mo
Cinfhen Oddball is a perfect word choice @Centique but so is sweet for this one!! Thanks @Megabooks 😁I‘m excited to see the new prompts for #pop23 3mo
Cinfhen I have a feeling you‘ll enjoy the strangeness @Cortg it‘s sort of simple and comforting 3mo
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Cinfhen
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Tea monks and robots 🤖 ?!? What have you gotten me into @squirrelbrain @rockpools My final book for #Pop22 and #Booked2022 😃 This is wayyyyyyy outside my reading comfort zone….

squirrelbrain Yes, it was a bit beyond me too…. But I enjoyed it! 🤖 🫖 3mo
Soubhiville I hope you‘ll like it! 3mo
Cinfhen I know im meant to find my zen @Soubhiville but so far I‘m kind of scratching my head @squirrelbrain 😂😂 3mo
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bookishbitch
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I loved this book so much I bought a copy for a friend. She was talking about how she tried reading sci-fi but always made her feel bad. I thought I'd try to show her that not all sci-fi is created equal. What books have you shared with others that you loved?

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Caterina
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DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
sarahbellum That mug! 😍 3mo
Daisey What a fun mug! 🍄 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
Andrew65 It is a great mug. 3mo
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Caterina
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1) Berkeley, California, U.S., where it's 9 am ⛅
2) Hard to say - I am excited to reread the tagged! 🌳
3) TJ's Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans 😍
4) I'll be reading some with my husband of 2 months, who's also a reader 🥰
5) This is my first Dewey's readathon where I have no undergrad or grad school reading to include, so I'm looking forward to not having pressure to read for school! 😊
#DeweyOct #Readathon @DeweysReadathon #DeweysReadathon

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squirrelbrain
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Who‘d have thought I‘d like a book set in the future, with a robot? Well, I did; it was a very sweet book - not at all robot-y! I‘m not sure I‘d read any more in the series though.

This is my last book for #booked2022 #hopepunk- yay!

I‘m also using this for #hugoawardwinner for #pop22 & only have two more books to go for that challenge. One I‘ve just started on audio, and the other is the #authoramonth for November - how organised am I?! 😇

MicheleinPhilly Very. Can you please organize my non-reading life? 😉 4mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼this book is next up for me and will also be my final book for #Pop22 and #Booked2022 😊 4mo
Caroline2 Oh which book ya reading for Nov author a month?? 🤔 4mo
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squirrelbrain @Caroline2 - I‘m going to read this one. 4mo
squirrelbrain I can do you a spreadsheet for that! 🤣 @MicheleinPhilly 4mo
Cortg Congrats on finishing #booked2022 😃 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain OH OH I have that on my kindle if ya fancy a….. BUDDY READ!!! 👏 🎉 🥳 3mo
squirrelbrain Ooh a buddy read?! @caroline2 Let‘s see if we can make one a success! 🤣 3mo
rockpools You are SUPER organised! So glad you enjoyed this one 🤖 🫖 😊 3mo
BarbaraBB Are you torturing me dear Helen? The most beautiful parcel just arrived for my birthday! I have to hide it to stop myself from opening it before November 13! Thank you soooo much ❤️❤️ 3mo
squirrelbrain You can open it early if you wish! @BarbaraBB - I sent it really early as we‘re having a lot of postal strikes here so I wanted to allow plenty of time! (Perhaps a bit too much time! 🤣) 3mo
JamieArc Good job finishing the #Booked2022 prompts! This is my first year participating and I think I‘m actually going to finish with just 4 prompts left. 3mo
squirrelbrain Hopefully you‘ll finish too! 🤞 @JamieArc 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘ll wait. It‘s kind of nice to know that it‘s hidden there, behind my books! 3mo
Caroline2 Yay! I‘ll try not to bail this time. 😆 although I have been bailing like a mad thing lately!!! 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
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sakeriver
Pickpick

What a lovely story this was. It has this fundamental sense of gentleness and decency to it. In a lot of ways, the book feels like the tea ceremony that forms a major part of its story: a moment of respite and togetherness. The setting is utopic, to be sure, but one that feels unusually lived-in and real. And not one without heartache or burnout or personal existential crisis. Through all that, though, it‘s a story in love with life.

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rockpools
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Finally reading Becky Chambers. ❤️❤️❤️

Also, it‘s a book about tea. What‘s not to love?!

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Chittavrtti
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Deblovestoread
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#Roll100 October

Hoping to read at least two of the three. The tagged book and The Ex Hex.

PuddleJumper Looks good! 4mo
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booksandsympathy
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Pickpick

I don't really know how to describe my feelings for this book. I took my time with it, even though it is short. So much truth and wisdom in this book. So much understanding of the human condition. It made me feel like I wasn't alone in the things I think and feel. A little less crazy, maybe. My husband is reading the sequel, so I'll wait until he's done to move on to it.

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"Without constructs, you will unravel few mysteries. Without knowledge of the mysteries, your constructs will fail. These pursuits are what make us, but without comfort you will lack the strength to sustain either."

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MsRadioSilence
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Pickpick

Hoooly shit!! If you‘re looking for a cozy autumn read that may make you think about something, please, please, please read this book. It‘s so sweet and hopeful, and now I‘m gonna run away into the woods, goodbyeeee!!!

Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/a-psalm-for-the-wild-built.

#scifi #cozy #robot #monk #lgbt

wanderinglynn So glad to hear that you liked it. I just got it and the sequel! 4mo
MsRadioSilence @wanderinglynn I‘m reading the sequel at work! I think I‘m gonna try and find it on thriftbooks, tho, bc $20 is just a looot to spent on a novella (edited) 4mo
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booksandsympathy

"We don't have to fall into the same category to be of equal value."

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booksandsympathy
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"A forest floor is a living thing. Vast civilizations lay within the mosaic of dirt: hymenopteran labyrinths, rodential panic rooms, life-giving airways sculpted by the traffic of worms, hopeful spiders' hunting cabins, crash pads for nomadic beetles, trees shyly locking toes with one another. It was here that you'd find the resourcefulness of rot, the wholeness of fungi."

Libby1 Wow. 5mo
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Librariana
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It's been a long day and my social batteries are drained, but! there was a fair bit of book shopping and that made my birthday a rather lovely one.

Half of these purchases are from my favorite local indie [Awkward, Brave, Shutter, and tagged book] while the remaining are from B&N thanks to gift cards [Meet Me by the Fountain (about the history of malls!), Other Birds (digging the cover on this ed.!), Crush, and travel guides.]

#birthdaybookhaul

ChaoticMissAdventures Happy birthday!!! 🎉 5mo
Librariana @ChaoticMissAdventures Thank you so much! 😄😊 5mo
quietjenn Happy birthday! 5mo
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Cinfhen Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🥳💜Glad you had a fun filled day xx 5mo
vivastory Happy Birthday! 👏 👏 5mo
DivineDiana Happy Birthday! 🥳🎂🎉📚👏🏻 5mo
Soubhiville Happy Birthday! 5mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 5mo
Librariana @Cinfhen It was! I did feel a little tired by the end because we were out for a while (I'm a homebody) and being around a lot of people ? My husband and I jokingly use that line of "Do you know what I hate about being out in public? When the public has the audacity to be there!" ?? It truly was a lovely day, tho and I'm very grateful for it ? 5mo
Cinfhen I get it!!! Peopling is HARD 🙃 5mo
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booksandsympathy
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A coworker of my husband's loaned this book and the sequel to us. It sounds different from what I would normally read, but I've heard it's good.

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TheRiehlDeal
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OF COURSE it has to go on sale after I just paid full price for it last week. 🤦‍♂️😒

#shouldhavewaited #whyyoudodistome

CBee Grabbed it! Not sure if this is Kindle but it was on sale for Kindle so I got it - thanks 😊 5mo
Reggie Wait until you actually buy the ebook, forget about it, then buy the copy. It‘s just as awesome the other ways. Lol 5mo
TrishB Of course! 5mo
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TrishB @Reggie ahem, I may have done that occasionally too! 5mo
Reggie @TrishB I forget which book it was where you said you went to go price the kindle and it turns out you had already bought it. Lol 5mo
TheRiehlDeal @CBee This was for Kobo (on their website). 5mo
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Nutmegnc
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vivastory Interesting selections! I have been meaning to read A Desolation Called Peace & Psalm for the Wild-Built. Bit bummed that Monstress didn't win. Still, a good year! 5mo
Nutmegnc @vivastory I feel like the Hugo short list becomes my TBR each year….🤣 5mo
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MadelineMcCrae
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Pickpick

Loved this cozy book! Great characters and world building. This is one of my first books in the speculative fiction genre and the questions and discussion Mosscap and Dex have were fun to think about and apply to our own world. Definitely a pick.

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BookBosomed1
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I put my Momma on a flight back to Arkansas and felt all 😭 about it, so I bought myself a book. I heard this was a balm for the soul kind of read.

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monalyisha
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Tell me all about (& tag!) the fun, quirky lighthearted books you‘ve loved lately. 💓

Pictured: speaking of fun, here‘s a beer flight I recently enjoyed.

Kimberlone What a cute tray!! 5mo
Ruthiella Not lately read but for fun, lighthearted books, you can‘t go wrong with Wodehouse (edited) 5mo
5feet.of.fury Omg so cute 🐰 5mo
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5feet.of.fury I scrolled back and looked through my recent reads but it‘s all smut and murder 😂 uhhhh I am currently reading/enjoying one that might fit the bill 5mo
5feet.of.fury And if you haven‘t read The Change can I recommend 5mo
monalyisha Omg @5feet.of.fury I think The Change might be exactly what I need. Thank you! (I listened to the Elizabeth Acevedo one & loved it. Her audiobooks are lovely. 💕) 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading I loved a psalm for the wild built and a prayer for the crown shy. I couldn‘t help smiling all the way through. The other fun ones I read recently were birds of California and the bodyguard. Amy & roger‘s epic detour was a fun YA road trip romance if you like YA. 5mo
rachelsbrittain I loved how fun and quirky and speculative this one is! Told entirely through work messages after a guy accidentally uploads his consciousness to Slack 5mo
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HeathHof
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Pickpick

I really liked this one! A quick, quiet, thoughtful read.

Nelnjali I just read the sequel a week ago. I really enjoyed it! 5mo
HeathHof @Nelnjali glad to hear it, stacking 📚 5mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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I fear I have awoken my inner book dragon. My precioussss! The first fiction I have purchased in a decade. Due to space constraints and fiscal responsibility, I will continue to get 99.9% of my books from the library, but I love these so much, will definitely be re-reading, plus they're so pretty, and I wanted to make a conscious personal effort to support the author. Happy to have the privilege to spend some earnings on Monk and Robot books.

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Kenyazero
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Saw this in an article called “AI envisions a futuristic sustainable city with air-purifying biophilic skyscrapers.” I keep clicking on these articles, so now my Google homepage thinks I always want to see them. This one I clicked on because it reminded me of the tagged book (which is a bit of a step in the opposite direction from the other recent book this type of AI art reminded me of).

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Creadnorthey
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Pickpick

A new genre is born! And while “contemplative Sci-Fi” might not be everybody‘s cup of tea (pun intended) it‘s a great listen on walks and in the car!

Creadnorthey I‘m going right into listening to the second volume… 5mo
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HeathHof
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Today was my first day back to work from vacation and my favorite coworker aka my work sister presented me with a Midnight Library Candle, a gift certificate to our local indie book store and a bookish card for my birthday! You can bet that I went directly to the bookstore after clocking out 💗😍📚💕

UwannaPublishme What a sweet coworker! 🙌🏻 5mo
kspenmoll What a wonderful co-worker! Surely eased your transition back after vacation! (edited) 5mo
HeathHof @UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll I know! I feel so lucky :) 5mo
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encinarus
Pickpick

This was a delightful journey, following a tea monk (Sibling Dex) and a robot (Splendid Speckled Mosscap), their meeting and interaction. They travel together and there's joy in the travels and discussions. Where inside of someone do their needs, fears, and wishes come from? Are we just the sum of our parts, or more than that, as thought through by a monk and a robot trying to figure things out.

ozma.of.oz The second one just came out a little while ago! 💚 5mo
encinarus We've got a hold on it from our library (the Libby app is great). That said, it'll be some weeks before it's available. 5mo
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tessavi
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Pickpick

A comforting and fluffy story, that is also deep and touching. Becky Chambers is becoming an instant-buy author for me.

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kwmg40
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This story about a wandering “tea monk“ and a robot curious about humans is nominated for a 2022 Hugo Best Novella award. It's a charming story but a little too slow and contemplative for my tastes. Still, I've liked everything else Chambers has written and will probably read more in the series.

#hugoawards #hugo2022
#JubilantJuly @Andrew65
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Zuhkeeyah Have you read the Wayfarers series? I just finished the third book and am loving it. 6mo
kwmg40 @Zuhkeeyah Yes, I really like the Wayfarers series. That's why I'm willing to continue reading Becky Chambers even thought this particular story wasn't as engaging to me. 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6mo
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Kenyazero
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Pickpick

I loved this! It‘s a relaxing slice of life about a monk who struggles to find their purpose, and a robot that loves observing the world around it. Delightfully inclusive, and excellent world-building. How the robots get their names is one of my favorite details. It looks like the second book comes out today (ish), which I am now very excited about! #LGBTQ #robots #Tea #Sustainability #Nonbinary

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catsuit_mango
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Re-reading and highlighting new passages (blue are first read, yellow second time)... I might buy the paper book next time :)

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stretchkev
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A bit too cozy of science fiction for me. Plus, I actively hate the robot. Think I need a story with a bit of teeth to keep me hooked.