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Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet | Becky Chambers
Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe in this light-hearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.Rosemary Harper doesn t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she s never met anyone remotely like the ship s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy exactly what Rosemary wants. It s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn t necessarily the worst thing in the universe."
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Jaimelire
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I love lazy Saturday mornings with a good breakfast, chai and a really good read. This book is really entertaining & fun. It sweeps you up into another time, where humans and alien species have wonderful space adventures. The characters are really relatable, which is not an easy task considering some of them are reptile-like and others have tentacles!

Ruthiella I adored this book!😍 3d
Jaimelire @Ruthiella I had no idea what to expect when I started. It‘s so different and good! 3d
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mtnreader

I was so excited to find a good space opera series that deals with cultures in space and alien cultures!

ozma.of.oz Welcome to Litsy! I highly recommend the whole series! ❤️ 2w
mtnreader Thanks! If you recommend any other similar series, that would be awesome too. The authors I love that seem similar are Lois McMaster Bujold and Robert Heinlein. (edited) 2w
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AutumnRLS
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January round up. I think this is a new record for me!

ozma.of.oz I love American Hippo and Long Way to a Small, Angry, Planet! ❤️ 2w
AutumnRLS @ozma.of.oz me too! Long Way was my first five star goodreads rating of the year. I can't wait to read more, but I'm holding off for when I'm really in need of a good book. I've got the next Sarah Gailey book preordered. She's got a lot of cool stuff coming out this year. 2w
ozma.of.oz The second one of Long Way is my favorite so far, so I hope you enjoy that when you get to it! I‘m excited too about Gailey‘s next book! Did you read 2w
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AutumnRLS @ozma.of.oz yes! Really enjoyed it. She needs to write more in that world! I feel like we just scratched the surface. 2w
ozma.of.oz That‘s exactly how I felt! I just want a whole series of mysteries! 2w
Megabooks I‘m reading Class Mom now. 2w
AutumnRLS @ozma.of.oz yes! 2w
AutumnRLS @Megabooks I hope you enjoy it. I really liked the follow up too. I'm on the PTA at my son's elementary school so it's relatable content. Lol. 2w
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AutumnRLS
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I might be pushing an all-time personal record. I'm beginning my 11th book for the month of January and I'm already getting the sense I'm going to tear through this one. I love it already and I'm not even into the plot yet.

diovival Awesome! 3w
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CaitlinSiem
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I really enjoyed this book (as well as the narrator of the audiobook; she did an amazing job bringing all of the characters to life in different ways). It was interesting and I was never bored. I was in the mood for a good science fiction novel and this scratched that itch perfectly. Highly recommend this one if you enjoy sci-fi. I look forward to the other books in this world.

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wanderinglynn
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#wonderouswednesday

1. Reading, writing, & starting a new jigsaw puzzle.
2. I read some excellent books, but the tagged might be my favorite.
3. 👋🏻 & Happy New Year to some of my new followers: @The.Great.Catsby @Dostoyes @AArterbery @castanheira @Victoria_Clyne @Brittanysteele89

Dostoyes Happy new year! 2mo
aartichapati Loved that book! I really like Becky Chambers. 2mo
AArterbery Happy New Year! ☺️🎉 2mo
Eggs Thanks for playing and Happy New Year 🥳👏🏻🥳 2mo
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staci.reads
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Great world building and fantastic characters! Glad Christmas Break finally gave me a chance to finish it!

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wanderinglynn
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Congrats @Chrissyreadit on your milestones including your Litsyversary! 🥳👏🏻🎉🙌🏻

My fave read of 2019 is the tagged and I‘m most looking forward to reading the rest of the series in 2020.

#thankyougiveaway

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kgriffith
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End of semester treat: I got a dozen oysters from my CSA delivered this weekend to enjoy once my work was done. I‘ve only had them raw before, but needed a hand/wrist-friendly method, as I can‘t easily shuck them raw. Steamed just long enough to be cooked, and garnished with a homemade hot sauce and horseradish compound butter. Accompanied by my audiobook, of course.

julesG Enjoy the semester break! 2mo
cariashley Yum!! Oysters are my New Year‘s Eve tradition, but I‘m already dreading shucking them - delicious but so much work! 2mo
Deifio Have a good semester break! 2mo
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kgriffith
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I just submitted my last piece of work, a take-home final, for the semester. 😳🤓
Am listening to this while playing games on my phone and one of the characters is explaining how her “family” works and it‘s very much a polycule and I love this relationship structure representation, even if it does come from a literal alien.

tpixie Congrats on getting your work done!! 🥳📚♥️ 2mo
dariazeoli Yay for semester‘s end! 2mo
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kgriffith
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Starting this one on my penultimate commute home of the semester and the calendar year. #audiobook #audiodriving

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BarbaraBB
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Mehso-so

This was more enjoyable read than I expected. In fact it reminded me a bit of Harry Potter with all different creatures, friendships, fights and even the moralism. I kept skimming some parts though, space books really aren‘t my thing.

I am glad I read it though, thank you for sending it to me, #amazing @Cinfhen ❤️.
So this was my last post in #MOvember, looking forward though to new things and continuing the good ones here on Litsy with you 😘

JennyM Looks a beautiful day where you are. Enjoy your Saturday 😊 3mo
Croissonter @BarbaraBB I just bought this on a whim - sad to see you didn‘t think it was so great, but I‘ll give it a whirl anyway! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Croissonter You should, many people love it, so it‘s really just me! 3mo
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Cinfhen Pretty photo!!! Now I NEED to get myself there so we can finally have our meetup 😘😘I couldn‘t get into this book either...I guess we‘re more rooted to earth 😂 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yes, do plan that AmsterdAm trip! That would be great! We‘re in sync again about the books, I‘m loving 3mo
Kalalalatja All your pics make me want to visit Holland 😍 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! I like when we‘re in sync 😘except for maybe 3mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I feel exactly like the father when he watches his daughter walking off that stairs. Do you remember that scene in the beginning of the book? Wow 🥰😢 3mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I always think our countries look much alike, but I only visited Copenhagen so I really can‘t know. 3mo
Cinfhen Yes!! I thought it was so powerful and I could literally see it playing out before my eyes. Jacqueline Woodson is able to capture so much in so few words. 3mo
Kalalalatja I have never been to Amsterdam, so I can‘t say for sure, but from what I have heard, both countries are very flat, full of fields, and a lot of the major cities are port cities with canals 😄 but Amsterdam looks so pretty, I have to travel there someday! 3mo
Centique I‘ve only had two days in Amsterdam on a work trip but I fell so in love with it! @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I‘m dreaming of getting back there in the next few years and looking around properly with my husband. I‘d love to go to Copenhagen too - but it‘s so hard when you‘re on the other side of the world, there‘s so much to try and pack into your one trip to Europe! 3mo
LeeRHarry Glad you didn‘t dislike this book - that would have been very disappointing 😆 following the Amsterdam talk, I have been to Schiphol airport at least 10 times but never made it into the city! 🤦🏼‍♀️😏 3mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja Exactly! That‘s how I feel about our countries. I loved Copenhagen though. It feels less cramped than Amsterdam with much more space for bicycles. And I loved the various neighbourhoods! 3mo
BarbaraBB @LeeRHarry Next time make sure to get that train into the city. It‘s 15 minutes 😘 3mo
BarbaraBB @Centique Yes that is true, especially with tough competition from cities like Paris and Rome! But I‘m happy you liked my city! 😘 3mo
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Court7
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Love it still.

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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! 3mo
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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! 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
AutumnRLS This has been sitting on my shelf. I really need to get to it soon. 4mo
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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.

Jaimelire Loving this one! 3d
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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! 4mo
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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. 5mo
imyril Sissix forever! 💝 1mo
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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!! 😁 5mo
Jesstifies I loved this book, enjoy!! 5mo
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wanderinglynn
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BarbaraJean The covers on this whole series are just gorgeous. 5mo
EricJames1 How is it? 5mo
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 5mo
EricJames1 Wow thats high praise. I will have to read it 5mo
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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... 5mo
Ruthiella Loved this book so much! ❤️ 5mo
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 :) 5mo
readordierachel So good. One of my favorites. All her books are gems. 5mo
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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! 😍 6mo
tessavi @Karisa I intend to read the second book someday 😊 6mo
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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! 📚 6mo
MrBook Nice review! 4mo
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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 😊👍 6mo
tessavi @sudi should have kept it to myself instead of lowering my chances 😂 6mo
sudi @tessavi 😂 6mo
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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! 6mo
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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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ozma.of.oz
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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. 6mo
ozma.of.oz @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. 6mo
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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 😊 7mo
wanderinglynn @Centique This was a blame it on Litsy one. ☺️ 7mo
Ruthiella Yay! I have loved all the books in this series so far!😍 7mo
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wanderinglynn @Ruthiella I can‘t wait to read the next one! 7mo
cobwebmoth I loved this book.😊 7mo
Deifio Glad you liked it, too! 7mo
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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? 7mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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. 7mo
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wanderinglynn @Megabooks thanks! ☺️ 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome job! 7mo
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🙌🏻 7mo
CaroPi From where do you get that graphic? I want to have something similar for my reading! 7mo
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? 7mo
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 7mo
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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!😍🤣🐶📚 7mo
OriginalCyn620 Cute pup!! 🐶❤️ 7mo
wanderinglynn @brit91 thanks! 🐶 7mo
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wanderinglynn @OriginalCyn620 Thanks! He‘s a good boy. 🐶 7mo
Simona Perfect Down Dog pose ♥️ 7mo
wanderinglynn @Simona Yes, he has much better form than me! 😂 7mo
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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 👏🙌🥰🎉😍❤️ 7mo
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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 😍 7mo
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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!! 7mo
Readergrrl I can‘t wait to start this novel too! Unfortunately, I left it at home and I‘m away for the whole summer!! 💩 7mo
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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! 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚👏🏻 7mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 7mo
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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! 8mo
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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! 8mo
xicanti @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian a bunch of people have told me it‘s their favourite! 8mo
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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. 8mo
Karisa Fantastic series! 8mo
Emilymdxn LOVE this book 8mo
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