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readingjedi
My Name Is Monster | Katie Hale
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Mehso-so

I've read a fair bit of apoc-fic recently & some of the tropes are starting to feel a little stale. And the premise of this one is also far from original - last person left alive, doing what needs to be done to survive. It's the relationship between Mother & Monster that kept me intrigued. The dual narrative didn't work well, Monster's POV being less engaging, the character being less developed. And some of the events were less than convincing.

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Lizpixie
Aurora Rising | Alastair Reynolds
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Bks6, 7, & 8 of my recent #BookMail are the first 3 books in the Prefect Dreyfus series. A SciFi Cop drama, set in the utopia of the Glitter Band of Space Habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone.Panoply enforces the law, but when Dreyfus investigates an attack against a habitat it looks open&shut, until he looks under some stones that very powerful people rather he didn‘t.10,000 city-state habitats orbit Yellowstone & Panoply ARE the law.

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BookwormAHN
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In February we read From A Certain Point of View The Return of the Jedi. I enjoyed the stories, especially those at Jabba's Palace. What did y'all think?
In March we catch up with Cal Kestis and his Mantis crew. This one should be good.
As always if anyone wants to be added or removed just let me know. And May the Force Be With You Always 🚀
#StarWarsBuddyRead

Jari-chan Just finished it yesterday. As always with story collections, there were good ones and not so good ones. Now I'm curious about our next book. 4h
BookwormAHN @Jari-chan Exactly 😺 4h
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BookwormAHN
Spare and Found Parts | Sarah Maria Griffin
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Mehso-so

This is a post-apocalyptic Frankenstein retelling. It was okay. The twist ending was good.
#DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks
#ReadOrDonate @julieclair Read and will be donating

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! now
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BookwormAHN
From a Certain Point of View: Return of the Jedi (Star Wars) | Charlie Jane Anders, Saladin Ahmed, Fran Wilde, Mike Chen, Olivie Blake, Mary Kenney
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Pickpick

This was a fun collection of short stories that centered around the time of The Return of the Jedi. My favorites were The Key to Remembering, Dune Sea Songs of Salt & Moonlight, Brotherhood and Return of the Wills 💜
#StarWarsBuddyRead
#NoShameReadathon24 #SpaceShips @Nessavamusic

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KathyWheeler
Agent to the Stars | John Scalzi
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Pickpick

Agent to the Stars is a ridiculous book, and it was tons of fun. Apparently, Scalzi wrote it to see if he could actually write a novel. Wil Wheaton does a great job narrating it. 1979 is my #audiowalk book. I‘m not invested so far. I like McDermid, the time period interests me, but so far it seems to be about financial crime and tax evasion, and that bores me. I hope I‘m wrong.

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RamsFan1963
Dhalgren | Samuel R. Delany
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Panpan

21/150 Hallelujah I'm finally finished!! Jesus Murphy this book!! OMG I'd forgotten how utterly bizarre and nonsensical, how surreal and unsettling the story could be. A man, who can't remember his name so everyone calls him the Kidd, comes to a city called Bellona which has been cut off from the rest of the world by some unknown disaster. He joins a street gang, writes some poetry and has a LOT of sex. That's about it. Is it science fiction?

RamsFan1963 If so then we are stretching the definition to its absolute limits. This is probably one of the hardest books I've ever had to sit through, its ugly, using lots of racist and sexist language. It's considered a science fiction classic, but I couldn't recommend it. I'm looking forward to reading something more pleasant, Way Station, in April. 2 ⭐⭐ 8h
dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 8h
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kelli7990 This sounds like a weird book. 7h
DieAReader 🥳Great! Definitely sounds a little odd to my ears🤔🤣 7h
Ruthiella Great review! 😂😂😂 7h
Bookwomble I feel my decision not to join in the read of this one is justified! 😄 Great review. 4h
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I think this cinches it. I‘m not going to bother finishing. I‘ll be returning it to the library today half read. 😅 42m
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Doppoetry
Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells
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I did not care for the plot at all and it felt like there was little motivation to solve the murder aside from “you have to because it's the plot, Murderbot“

The slavery mentions felt unnecessary overall and if they were just simple hostages the overall plot wouldn't have been changed.

The last hour of this book felt unnecessary and like it was part of another book entirely. I just found the whole thing very sloppy.

Doppoetry I always feel like such a hater criticizing these books but, this is just my honest opinion. 11h
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