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Brandy522
Mr Wuffles! | David Wiesner
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Title: Mr Wuffles!
Author: David Wiesner
Illustrator: David Wiesner
Published: October 1, 2013
Genre: fiction
Awards: Caldecott Award Book
Summary: This is a funny story about a cat and aliens. the cat is playing with what he thinks is a toy but really is a spaceship. when he is playing with the ship he accidentally breaks it and they can not get home. an ant comes along and saves the day.

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rabbitprincess
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There was a lot for me to like in this book: translators, sci-fi, locked-room mystery, and a writer who‘s done good work for the Doctor Who Big Finish audio dramas. It took me a long time to pick up, but once I did, I read it in a day.

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Addison_Reads
Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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Loved this collection! I needed something light and fun to pass the time and this was perfect. I love how literal the humor is. 😀

Ann_Reads 😁 Thanks for posting and making me laugh this morning! 1w
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LitStephanie
First Evidence | Ken Goddard
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Bailedbailed

REVIEWING OUTER PERIMETER NOT FIRST EVIDENCE. There are scary aliens in this book, but mostly it reads like a very long and boring X-Files movie. But that is not why I bailed. This author sets the story in SW OR but apparently thinks the weather there is like NE WA. Nope, you do not get subzero temps there unless maybe you are standing on top of a mountain. Worse, he writes about a character with a cat and has clearly never owned a cat. It's as ⏬

LitStephanie if he wrote the scenes with a small dog and then used the find and replace function to swap dog words for cat words. The dialog is sometimes also unrealistic, as when a woman yells at her friend/sometimes lover "you made love to her!" when the natural phrasing would have been something like "you f$#cked an alien lady, are you out of your damn mind?!" 2w
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Bigwig
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This is Whitley Streiber‘s follow-up to “Communion,” his 1987 bestseller - and one of the scariest books ever written (whatever you think of the UFO/UAP phenomenon, I dare you to go read “Communion”…you‘ll sleep with the lights on for a month). This book explores some of the ongoing issues in the field as of the early 2000s. It‘s thought-provoking and whatever one thinks of him, Streiber is an intelligent, curious writer.

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ClairesReads
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The Humans is a warm-hearted, quirky look at what it means to be human. In some moments it‘s full of funny observations about the oddity of our lives, and in other moments it is full of insightful observations about human connection. It‘s a well-balanced, compelling, ultimately hopeful story.

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julesG
A Half-Built Garden | Ruthanna Emrys
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Those pronouns and their rapid changes give me whiplash. And the two women are about to go to a party and need to tread that pronoun-minefield extra carefully.

Earlier in the book: 'sie' and 'hie' and 'hes'

"Pronouns are 'e' and 'em' and 'eir,'.... 'Tha,' 'thon,' 'thos'..."

Later on " 'hoi,' 'hom,' and 'hos' " are added.

Smrloomis Huh. Is that intriguing or just frustrating? 1mo
julesG @Smrloomis I find it frustrating, especially when one character changes clothes within one scene and hence gets three different pronouns within as many short paragraphs. 1mo
julesG @Smrloomis It somehow takes me out of the flow. Reading about "hoi" then "tha" then "e" - it indicates the person went from overly male clothing to naked and then some sort of unisex. If the story keeps piling on more pronouns, I'll need a notebook to keep track 1mo
Smrloomis @julesG yeah I don‘t think I could keep track without some sort of guide! 😅 1mo
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Charityann
E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial | William Kotzwinkle, Melissa Mathison
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Saw E.T. tonight at one of our local theaters! 👽🛸🎃#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

megnews This is the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I was 6 1/2 when it came out. My dad, uncle, cousin, and I waited in a line for what felt like forever to see it. 1mo
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kwmg40
Search Image | Julie E. Czerneda
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Czerneda's background in biology contributes to fun sci-fi books exploring how different species interact.

This one was very enjoyable, though I felt a bit lost at times as I'd not read the series that precedes this one. It would have helped if I'd realized ahead of time that there was a glossary of characters/names at the end of the book! 😄

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

TheSpineView Awesome 1mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
rwmg Sounds like somebody I should be reading. Wishlisted 1mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼👻🧡 1mo
kwmg40 @rwmg I hope you enjoy Czerneda's books. I've read several of her novels, both science fiction and fantasy and have enjoyed all of them. 1mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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julieclair
Cauldron | Diane Carey
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TheSpineView Great poem 1mo
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