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DGRachel
The Luminous Dead: A Novel | Caitlin Starling
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I reached my page goal for the week in The Three Musketeers, so I decided to start another Book Riot #MyTBR book from this quarter. It has a strong Annihilation vibe so far. I‘m definitely intrigued, but also exhausted, so I will be joining #Bailey in dream land shortly and will pick this back up tomorrow. 😴
#dogsoflitsy #pibble #pitbullsoflitsy #amstaff #readingbuddy

Bklover Bailey is adorable and I really liked Annihilation so I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of this one. Sleep well! 7h
vivastory This sounds fantastic! 7h
LauraJ What a sweet picture 🖤 6h
batsy Oooh! I'll be interested to see what you think. Bailey 😍 6h
Cathythoughts I loved Annihilation.... will look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 3h
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Godpants
The Grand Dark | Richard Kadrey
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At the airport and had to leave my library books at home and start something new. My partner got me this for Christmas and I‘m excited to finally start it.

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GreenGrl87
We Cast a Shadow: A Novel | Maurice Carlos Ruffin
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Ok, I am about to make things either very easy or very difficult for my #blitsyhistorymonthswap match... 🙈
🖤 I love coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (in that order); 🖤candles; 🖤 sweet and savory, but spicy most of all; 🖤 socks- bonus points if they‘re toe socks or super fuzzy 😍; 🖤 bookmarks and magnets. #bhmswap @Chelleo
Oh, and the tagged book is one from the tippy top of my TBR that I do not yet own.

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Suet624
We Cast a Shadow: A Novel | Maurice Carlos Ruffin
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book but I struggled with it. A father relentlessly pursues the idea of purchasing treatment for his son so that he will no longer have black skin. Interesting concept and his comments on race are to the point. The first half was slow & the second half worked better for me. It‘s a great book for a book group discussion because there is a lot to chew over, but the structure of the story seemed flawed. #TOB2020

Hazel0303 I agree, this was disappointing to me as well. 4d
Redwritinghood I have this from my library but keep putting it off. I had a feeling it would be a little blah. 4d
Suet624 @Redwritinghood Well it‘s always possible you might really like it. The reviewers certainly did. 😀 4d
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Suet624 @Hazel0303 I‘m happy to hear I‘m not alone. 4d
BarbaraBB I have send Saudade today by mail to you. It can take a while but know that it is on its way 💕 4d
Cinfhen I‘m thinking this won‘t be for me xx your opinion matters 💚 4d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thank you soooo much. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness. 4d
Suet624 @Cinfhen just read all the reviewers and book tubers reviews and you‘ll get as conflicted an opinion as I did by reading the book. Thanks for your 💕💕💕 and support. 4d
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Suet624
We Cast a Shadow: A Novel | Maurice Carlos Ruffin
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Okay, I swore I was only gong to read my own books on my own shelves. The Tournament of Books is going on though and I needed to pick up one of the selections. How was I to know three other books would jump off the shelf into my arms? On another note, the tagged TOB book doesn‘t have great reviews. 😳🥴

readordierachel We are powerless to resist the siren call of library books! 1w
LiteraryinLititz @readordierachel I feel that way tooooo! I have good intentions but my car just steers itself over to the library some days... 1w
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Suet624 @LiteraryinLititz one of my libraries is a 2 minute walk from my house. It‘s a blessing and a curse. 😀🥴 1w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled The Sparrow is worth it!! ❤️👍 7d
Suet624 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘ve wanted to read The Sparrow for years!! I don‘t know why it took so long to find it. (edited) 6d
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Carolyn11215
Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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Mehso-so

This was a strange collection of short stories...sci-fi/fantasy/folklore/horror/erotica.

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Carolyn11215
Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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#weeklyforecast Will finish Emily of New Moon and start/finish Skin Folk. I need to ramp up reading for Hugo nomination process so starting Ten Thousand Doors of January and The City in the Middle of the Night this week and hoping to finish at least one of those as well.

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thebluestocking
Golden State | Ben Winters
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Mehso-so

A murder mystery that takes place in a surveillance state where truth is all and lies are punishable by prison time or banishment. I really enjoyed Lazlo, the main character, and the beginning of the mystery, but towards the last half of the book the plot became so convoluted that it lost momentum for me. It also failed to stick the landing.

#tob #tob2020

cathipink I'm with you on this book. The ending was a hot mess. 3w
thebluestocking @cathipink Right? It‘s a little weird. 💙 3w
Ruthiella I had such fun up to that point, the end (or the inconsistencies posed by the end) didn‘t bother me so much. 2w
thebluestocking @Ruthiella It did have some great ideas and characters and twists. It just lost me. 💙 2w
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twohectobooks
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The last two books I expect to finish this year

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Suet624
Golden State | Ben Winters
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Mehso-so

The author stated he began writing this after hearing Kellyanne Conway talk about alternative facts. The premise is interesting & involves living in Golden State, a place where only truth can be told. Cameras capture everything, daily logs are kept and stored, and certain individuals have the ability to sense when a lie is being told. It‘s both a sci-fi & mystery. The mystery part, unfortunately, gets bogged down and messy.

Cortg I love the bike 😍 3w
Suet624 @Cortg that bike was sitting on the porch of my library. The librarians do a wonderful job of decorating both inside and outside the building. 3w
Cinfhen Excellent review xx Happy New Year 🎊 😘 3w
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Suet624 @Cinfhen Thank you! Have a wonderful 2020. Can‘t wait to see what books you‘ll be reading. 3w
BarbaraBB Interesting review. I bought a copy of this one as well. 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I loved Underground Airlines so I was a bit disappointed. But I really liked the idea of this one. (edited) 3w
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