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AlaMich

AlaMich

Joined December 2016

Reading books since 19somethingorother
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Metropolis by Philip Kerr
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
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I‘m about halfway through this. It‘s the first of three novellas that were combined to create The Gameshouse. I loved the premise: a casino on steroids in Venice where, if you are chosen, you compete with others to enter “the higher league.” But the story is told using an odd, omniscient narrator device in a style that gets very grating. And the writer thinks she is just a bit more of a wordsmith than she actually is. #kobo ⬇️

AlaMich Claire North is also the author of The Fifteen Lives of Harry August, though Claire North is actually a pen name. 1w
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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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#audiowalking on the Northwestern University campus. Lake Michigan can kind of almost be seen in the distance.

Juliet Stevenson can read all the books, as far as I‘m concerned.

#newyearsday #2020

Tamra Isn‘t she fantastic?! (edited) 4w
AlaMich @Tamra She really is. 4w
Cathythoughts Beautiful place ❤️ 4w
AlaMich @Cathythoughts Yes, it is a lovely campus. 😊 3w
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The Grammarians: A Novel | Cathleen Schine
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I just discovered this banana-pants-awesome sounding book on the NPR Book Concierge...how did I not know about it?!? Identical twins obsessed with language who find themselves holding opposing views on what language is and should be.

Butterfinger Interesting topic. 2mo
LauraBeth This book sounds 🔥 2mo
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This is a book I‘d buy for the cover alone! ❤️

#coverlove

Tamra Totally! 2mo
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The Zig Zag Girl | Elly Griffiths
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My #libraryhaul of this afternoon. The tagged book is by the author of the Ruth Galloway series, which I have heard great things about. But the premise of this series sounds like fun.

Sace Oh wow! That *does* sound good! I'm off to see if any of my libraries has it. 2mo
janeycanuck I really enjoyed the Zig Zag Girl. Hope you do, too! 2mo
AlaMich @Sace She‘s already written four books in this new series. It certainly wins points for originality! 😊 2mo
AlaMich @janeycanuck Thanks! 2mo
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I just can‘t.

#downwithmovietieins

Avanders 🤭😁 4mo
lost.in.a.book 😂😂😂 4mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 4mo
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JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 4mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen Thank you! ☺️ 4mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 4mo
Aimeesue 😂😂😂 4mo
AlaMich @Aimeesue Whyyyyy do they have to ruin wonderful books with appalling tie-in covers?? 😩 4mo
Sace I despise tie in covers 😡 4mo
AlaMich @RestlessFickleBookHoarder So do I, but this one, with the giant face and trickling blood, is especially heinous. 4mo
Sace The "smolder" is pretty annoying too ? 4mo
LauraBeth 😹😹 3mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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I love China Mieville, but he is waaayyyy too fond of the word “puissance.”
Don't know the meaning? Neither does anyone else.

#thesaurus #ilostcount

Aimeesue Author's pet words get to be SO grating. No one has used that word in conversation in… ever, China! 😂😂😂 4mo
AlaMich @Aimeesue Pet words...😡 I always wonder, where the heck was the editor? 4mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich Right? I love the word “sussuration” but I‘m never going to USE it because even autocorrect wants to change it to “sissy rations.” Ha! (edited) 4mo
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Gezemice @Aimeesue lol! China Mieville is a thesaurus. I have only read one of his but I had to make a list of words with meanings. 4mo
Susannah Don‘t you hate that? It gets so you‘re just waiting for the next time you see the author‘s pet word. 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
AlaMich @Gezemice He really is! Which I mostly love about him. 😊 4mo
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Judith Ivey narrating this tale is an absolute delight. I couldn‘t say whether her Minnesota accents are accurate but I sure am enjoying the heck out of them!

#audiobooks

Christine I adored her narration of this!! And as someone who grew up in Wisconsin and went to college in Minnesota, I found her accents to be pretty darn good! 😁 4mo
AlaMich @Christine I‘m going to have to check out other books she‘s narrated. 4mo
Reggie I kept reading this with a Southern accent in my head. I had to keep saying Minnesota! 4mo
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Cathythoughts Interesting 🤔 I have an audible credit... love that southern accent too 4mo
AlaMich @Reggie I would be the same if I were reading the print version. Judith Ivey=southern accent to me too. 😆 4mo
AlaMich @Cathythoughts I highly recommend it!! 4mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Reading on the patio, late summer edition.

“Yes, technically it is still summer,” she said, a bit over-emphatically.

LauraBeth It was 100 degrees at my house yesterday and our neighborhood pool closes today ☹️ 4mo
AlaMich @LauraBeth Because of course. 4mo
saresmoore @LauraBeth When are we humans in the south going to learn that summer lasts THROUGH September? 4mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore 😹 never - we are never going to learn that! I‘d be willing to pay more in HOA fees if they‘d keep the pool open for another month. 4mo
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Christmas at High Rising | Angela Thirkell
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LeahBergen Oh, I love this cover. I actually love all the covers that Virago did for Thirkell‘s novels. 😍 5mo
CarolynM ❤️ Angela Thirkell, and great cover! 5mo
BarbaraBB 😍😍 5mo
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Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover 5mo
Centique OMG that is fabulous! 5mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 5mo
emilyhaldi Gorgeous 😍😍😍 5mo
saresmoore Beautiful! 5mo
AlaMich @saresmoore Thus far I have managed to restrain my impulse to embark on a Virago/Thirkell buying spree 👍 4mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Reading about ravenous, terrifying mosquito-women right before bed is a perfectly sensible thing to do, right? 😬 #nightmares

valeriegeary You'll be fine 🙈 5mo
AlaMich @valeriegeary Lemme just tell you, I will have images from that mosquito-woman scene burned in my brain forever!! 5mo
rwmg This is on my virtual TBR shelf. Now I'm beginning to wonder if it was such a good idea 5mo
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AlaMich @rwmg It‘s a great book, don‘t get me wrong. If you‘ve never read Mieville, I‘d recommend starting with The City and The City. But yeah, if your “weird ick” threshold is low, you may want to give this a pass. 😊 5mo
rwmg @AlaMich I got through Embassytown and Perdido Street Station reasonably unscathed 5mo
AlaMich @rwmg Ah, okay, so you‘re a Mieville vet! I‘ve really been enjoying The Scar, so I say go for it! 5mo
rwmg @AlaMich 😁👍 5mo
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The Scar | China Miville
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Only on page 5 and I‘ve already had to look up three words in the dictionary. I love China Miéville!! ?

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In the Woods | Tana French
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tfw when you just want to slap the stupid out of a character!! 😠

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It‘s delightfully cool and breezy today, after the heat wave of last week. A lovely morning with a good book and a glass of homemade cold brew!
#summerreading

arlenefinnigan I loved this book. The last line ✊ 5mo
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We are taking a humidity break at the Sister Bay, Wisconsin library. 🥵 📚

Gotta love libraries!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
#doorcounty

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FINALLY I get to take a #bookandpool picture too!! Perfect pool day up here in #doorcounty , and I‘m enjoying this book.

#summer

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Moonlight | Rachel Hawthorne
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View from our motel window in #doorcounty Wisconsin. It doesn‘t suck.

#summer #vacation #wisconsin

Megabooks 👍🏻😍😍 6mo
Cathythoughts Love it ♥️ 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Omg, that looks like the ocean instead of a lake!!👍🏽 6mo
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AlaMich @JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s Lake Michigan for you. 😊 6mo
AlaMich @Megabooks @Cathythoughts Yes, it‘s pretty wonderful. 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Outstanding!!! Enjoy!🏖 6mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 6mo
BookHoarder32 😱 Love Door County! Enjoy! 6mo
wanderinglynn Gorgeous photo! 6mo
Aims42 Beautiful!! Hoping to get there in September 🥰 6mo
AlaMich @Aims42 Well, I can definitely recommend the Beachfront Inn in Bailey‘s Harbor!! 6mo
Aims42 @AlaMich Sweet!! Is the bookstore still there? I haven‘t been up there in 5 years, but am so excited to visit again. My family camps in Egg Harbor usually, but we‘ve eaten in Bailey‘s Harbor many times lol 6mo
AlaMich @BookHoarder32 @Leftcoastzen @wanderinglynn It‘s my first time here and I love it! 6mo
AlaMich @Aims42 A bookstore in BH? I don‘t think so. 6mo
Aims42 @AlaMich I just looked it up ‘Novel Ideas‘ was the name of it, it closed 😢 But there are some other independent bookstores on the peninsula, so all is not lost 🤗 6mo
AlaMich @Aims42 Novel Bay Booksellers in Sturgeon Bay was a great bookstore. Small, but a nice selection. Wm. Caxton in Ellison Bay is the epitome of a musty used bookstore, but it was fun, and the owner was very interesting to talk to. 6mo
Aims42 @AlaMich Sounds like you had a fun time exploring 👍🏻 Our camping reservations have been made for September, staying in Ellison Bay. I may or may not have started a countdown on my work calendar 😂😉 6mo
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#thehat #lilithjuly

I‘ve never met anyone else who knows of this Seuss, but it was on my shelf as a kid and I reread it often.

@Cinfhen @KarenUK

Betty I enjoyed this one as a kid!!! 7mo
AlaMich @Betty So that makes two of us who know it! 😊 7mo
Reviewsbylola Count me as one who did not know. 🙋🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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AlaMich @Reviewsbylola There‘s also Bartholomew and the Oobleck, which is a ton of fun to make with kids. It‘s slime AND science!! https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/how-to-make-oobleck/ 7mo
KarenUK No idea too! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 7mo
AlaMich @Reviewsbylola @KarenUK I don‘t know why it‘s so obscure. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
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“Which shall I choose? A, B, C...? Red, green, purple...? I think I‘ll read—oh, look, A FLY!!”

-Maddie the Cat
#catsoflitsy

LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
ladym30 Great photo!❤️ 7mo
Libby1 😻 7mo
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AlaMich @LeahBergen @ladym30 @Libby1 She‘s really quite the intellectual! 😹 7mo
saresmoore I love this so much! 7mo
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“Bring the books to the kids, not the kids to the books.”

Putting books in barbershops and laundromats in struggling neighborhoods so antsy kids can practice their reading or enjoy the pictures...best idea I‘ve heard in a long time!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/02/books/kids-books-barbershops-laundromats.html...

Cathythoughts Tooo cute 7mo
cathysaid ❤ this so much. What a great idea. 7mo
MicheleinPhilly I was just going to post this! Made my heart swell 3 sizes. ☺️ 7mo
wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ this! 7mo
AlaMich @cathysaid @MicheleinPhilly @wanderinglynn And it‘s such a simple idea, too. 7mo
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Maureen Corrigan raves about Denise Mina‘s new standalone thriller in the Washington Post #thriller #newbooks

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/in-conviction-a-womans-innoce...

LeahBergen This sounds good! 7mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen It really does! And I like the idea of a stand-alone; sometimes you just want a one-and-done, ya know? 😉 7mo
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Casino Royale | Ian Fleming
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I chose this when aimlessly searching Libby for an audiobook. I‘ve never read a James Bond book and I learned through a little digging that there is a set of audio editions read by British celebrities. This is not in and of itself a thing to be sought out. But so far, Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame has just the right sort of smooth purr I would associate with James Bond. #audiobooks #jamesbond

callielafleur Casino Royale has the best explanation of the rules of baccarat that I've ever come across. Very helpful when watching the older Bond movies! 7mo
AlaMich @callielafleur I will have to be on the lookout for that! I have less than no idea how baccarat is played. 😊 7mo
Suet624 That‘s great! 7mo
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Courting Darkness | Robin LaFevers
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I was very excited when I was reminded of this book by @alanacristin It‘s a follow-up to the His Fair Assassin YA fantasy trilogy, which is awesome! Girls being trained to become assassin nuns in the service of Death in 15th century Brittany/France! 🙋🏻‍♀️

And I was glad to learn that the tagged book is the first in a duology. Not every story needs to be a trilogy; too often there ends up being too much book and not enough story.

Ashley_Nicoletto I didn‘t realize this was a follow up to a different series. Do we think I need to read the first series before reading this one? 7mo
AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto On LaFevers‘ website, she states that she wrote CD so that people who hadn‘t read the trilogy would still enjoy it. IMO, you would enjoy it more if you had read the first three. And of course, they are very good books in their own right. 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ll will have to look them up! I‘ve never read anything of hers, but I acquired this one recently. 7mo
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AlaMich @Ashley_Nicoletto You‘re in for a treat! The first is 7mo
baes I love that pigeon bookmark. ❤️ 7mo
AlaMich @baes Courtesy of my wife, the first grade teacher! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @AlaMich The library had it with no hold list! Looks like I‘m moving it up. 7mo
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Shades of Grey: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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A perfect morning in the garden, reading Jasper Fforde‘s Shades of Grey (no, not THAT Shades of Grey!!).

It‘s an enjoyable, funny satire despite the prodigious amount of time Fforde spends showing us the world he‘s created. I‘m listening to the #audiobook, which is excellent, as well as reading it on my #kobo.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I need a sequel to this one pronto. 8mo
AlaMich @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I think he plans to, right? But he sure is taking his time about it. 8mo
BookHoarder32 I agree on the sequels . At least he's writing again 😁 8mo
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AlaMich @BookHoarder32 Yeah, Early Riser sounds pretty good. 8mo
BookHoarder32 It really is! That's the most recent one I've read of his. 8mo
BookHoarder32 The satire and the world are more similar to Shades of Grey than his Thursday Next series. 8mo
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Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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The Washington Post says that it “captures the humor and strangeness of Florida without the easy stereotypes.”

Also, it‘s #lgbtqai #lgbt #queer #pride 🏳️‍🌈

TheLibrarian I am so excited about this book that I actually pre-ordered it which rarely happens. 8mo
AlaMich @TheLibrarian It sounds great, and a good review for a debut novel! 8mo
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It may appear as though Maddie is using my book as a pillow, but she is actually ensuring that all future borrowers know that This Is Maddiez Buk.
She is a compulsive marker. 🤷🏻‍♀️😻

#catsoflitsy

batsy Look at that sweet face! 😍 8mo
AlaMich @batsy Don‘t be deceived! 😆 8mo
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City of Stairs | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Mini #library #bookhaul just now. I skimmed a couple of pages in the Arikawa book and it sounds charming! 😻

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I‘m visiting my dad and spent a good part of the day hiking around the Presidio in San Francisco, some of it inadvertently 😆. The third Maisie Dobbs book is my vacation read on this trip.
#sanfrancisco

Kaye Good step count and great scenery. So pretty. 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Can‘t beat that location! 8mo
AlaMich @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kaye It is beautiful! I came prepared for it to be windy and cold and I was way overdressed. 8mo
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TheSpineView Doing good! 8mo
BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 8mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! Miss the city by the bay. 8mo
AlaMich @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN Thanks! @Leftcoastzen I do too, when I‘m back in Chicago. 8mo
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A Darkness More Than Night | Michael Connelly
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🎶Another one bites the dust, hey hey, another one bites the dust 🎶

This Bosch book is getting DNFed at 25% read. I‘ve enjoyed other Bosch titles, but this one so far hasn‘t featured much of him at all. I‘m flying to California on Sunday and I want something for the trip that I‘m actually looking forward to picking up again when I have to put it down. #bosch

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A Darkness More Than Night | Michael Connelly
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I am using my new Kobo Clara HD for the first time and so far I like it much more than my 2nd gen Paperwhite. It‘s easier to hold because it‘s lighter, and the orangey Comfortlight is a welcome improvement for night reading. I even accidentally borrowed a library ebook with it last night, as it has integrated OverDrive . #kobo

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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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The Dud Avocado has been quite a ride! Looking up from the book and realizing I wasn‘t actually in Paris in 1955 was disorienting. Sally Jay might not be the most sympathetic or likable of characters, but her immaturity and self-absorption are pretty authentic for a 22 year old. And it‘s FUNNY!!
#nyrb

BarbaraBB I have heard so many good things about this one! 9mo
merelybookish This book is a delight! 🥑💚 9mo
AlaMich @BarbaraBB it‘s a great book. There is no plot to speak of, so if that is a bookish pet peeve of yours, steer clear. You are just along for the ride with Sally Jay. 😊 9mo
AlaMich @merelybookish It is! One Amazon review I read complained that Sally Jay doesn‘t do any thing positive or contribute in any way. Really?! 🙄 9mo
merelybookish @AlaMich What a downer! I'd choose hanging out with Sally Jay over that reviewer any day! 9mo
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Bye Bye Baby | Fiona Mcintosh
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I pulled the trigger and converted from being a Kindler to a Koboite (the Clara HD). Well, not completely, if I‘m honest. I still have a lot of books on my Kindle and I also have a Fire. But it will mostly be Kobo going forward. It‘s considerably lighter than the Kindle (yes, I weighed them on my food scale 😆), and I love the warmer Comfortlight. #kobo

CouronneDhiver I really like my Kobo app... planning to ask for a reader for Christmas. 🤞🏽 9mo
AlaMich @CouronneDhiver Do you use the app on your phone or tablet? I assume the app and the ereaders use the same interface etc. 9mo
CouronneDhiver On my phone 9mo
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The Devils of Cardona | Matthew Carr
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Bailedbailed

I just can‘t anymore. I am 25% into this book, and there are SO MANY characters, 80% of whom are men. I like the story and I know that the male-centric cast is somewhat due to the setting (16th century Spain), but still.

Cathythoughts I love a good bail 👍🏻 it‘s over & moving on ... love the moving on part ... next book ♥️👍🏻 (edited) 9mo
AlaMich @Cathythoughts I agree, although I‘m a little disappointed because this was one of those books that was sooo in my wheelhouse. But yeah...NEXT!! 😀 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Cathythoughts Yes! I‘m with you, I do it rarely, but it can be so cathartic! 9mo
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If you‘re in the market for an excellent fantasy adventure, look no further than the Gentlemen Bastards! This is a super adventure-y, heist-y read, and it is one of a very few 700-ish page chunksters which I did NOT feel would have benefited from considerable trimming. It‘s pretty great on audio, too! There is a fair amount of violence, however. 5 ⭐️

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Tabby Cats | Julie Murray
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readordierachel Awww 💕 10mo
Leftcoastzen Tabby cuteness!😻 10mo
rretzler 😻Beautiful kitty 10mo
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Texreader Awwwww! Miss my kitty while on my work trip! 10mo
batsy That face 😍 10mo
LeahBergen Ohhh! ❤️❤️ 10mo
Erofan 😍😻 9mo
Clwojick 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻 6mo
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I have a problem here and I‘m not talking about this atrocity of a cover. 🤢
The Hoopla audiobook app makes backing up or going forward a royal pain. The scrubbing bar is SO TINY! If your book is more than a couple of hours long, it‘s an exercise in frustration. Am I missing something?
#awfulcovers #hoopla #audiobooks

LauraJ With you 💯% 10mo
RachelO Wow! That‘s ridiculous! 10mo
emtobiasz Some day Hoopla will adopt chapter/track markers the way Libby has... I hope. Until then, I will grumble about it in every review I write. 10mo
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AlaMich @emtobiasz Yes! Libby‘s app is great for audio! Hoopla is the worst!! 10mo
AlaMich @LauraJ Can‘t they just copy Libby, as @emtobiasz suggests?! 10mo
Centique I am on hold for this at the library - not the audio version though luckily! 10mo
AlaMich @Centique The audio version is actually great! I highly recommend it. The narrator does terrific voices. It‘s just that I borrowed it through the Hoopla app, which is not particularly user-friendly. 10mo
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Her Majesty letting me know that I have a caused a Disturbance and she is Displeased. 😆
In other news, I am currently enjoying my newest heist novel. #catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😹Yep, I get that! 10mo
AlaMich @Leftcoastzen We would never tolerate that degree of narcissism in a human companion, but cats...whaddya gonna do? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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Despite living in Chicago forever, I have never been to Door County. Soooo...we are planning a visit there this summer, and I would love bookstore recommendations! Or any
“must do” recommendations, really. 😊
#wisconsin #doorcounty

Tamra We‘ve only been once but we‘re planning on a trip that includes Door County this spring. 👍🏾 (edited) 10mo
AlaMich @Tamra Any favorites from your last trip? 10mo
Tamra @AlaMich oh my gosh it was so long ago and short that I don‘t recall specifics. It was just pretty and lots of cherries. 😄 10mo
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AlaMich @Tamra ❤️ 🍒 🥧 10mo
BookHoarder32 Ooo enjoy! I love Door County. Definitely go to Al Johnson's to see the goats on the roof (and maybe eat there). 🐐 10mo
AlaMich @BookHoarder32 Thanks for the advice! 😊 10mo
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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Anyone else watching Russian Doll and thinking they need to read Emily of New Moon now? I was a fan of Anne of Green Gables but I never read the Emily books. But if Nadia likes ‘em, that‘s good enough for me!
#russiandoll #lmmontgomery

rubyslippersreads I'm a lifelong Emily fan, so I want to watch Russian Doll. 😊 10mo
batsy What @rubyslippersreads said ❤️ 10mo
AlaMich @rubyslippersreads @batsy I love the show, but it‘s kind of batsh*t! 😆 10mo
Centique I loved this show - gawd it made me laugh. Have you finished now? 10mo
AlaMich @Centique I have finished it, and loved it as well! I think Natasha Lyonne is brilliant in it. Well, she‘s a great actor all around. (edited) 10mo
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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#currentlyreading The Tempest to prep for Miranda in Milan. I‘ve never read The Tempest before and I don‘t have much background with WS in general, but I‘m enjoying it. It seems as though people are very divided on The Tempest, that you either love it or hate it.
I‘m also listening to the Arkangel production of the play, to round out the whole experience. 😊
#shakespeare #thetempest

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The Relic Master: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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In 16th century Germany and Switzerland, Dismas tracks down the relics of saints for his two wealthy and powerful patrons. But that pesky Martin Luther is acting up and the relic trade is in peril. So Dismas and his painter friend Dürer decide to fake a relic so Dismas can retire to his beloved Alps. What could possibly go wrong? Funny historical heist fiction, if that‘s your jam. #currentlyreading #historicalfiction

Leftcoastzen 😻 10mo
mreads ❤🐱 10mo
batsy I didn't know I needed "funny historical heist fiction" until you described it ? Sounds good! 10mo
AlaMich @batsy 😆 The audio is good too! 10mo
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The Relic Master: A Novel | Christopher Buckley
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1. Tagged
2. Working
3. Nope
4. Yes, a looonnggg time ago, and I would love to go back!! I even got a sunburn there, and I didn‘t think that was a possible thing! 😉@wanderinglynn #hellothursday
5. Hello @BookishMeanderings 😊

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 10mo
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Communism | Tom Lansford
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#veryshortintroductions are so perfect for filling the glaring gaps in one‘s knowledge base...

And very helpful for background information to complement one‘s reading...

SailorMoon Does it have a philosophycal point of view or more like historical and political? Seems interesting 11mo
AlaMich @SailorMoon The way I would describe the VSI series is that they fill a niche between reading a Wikipedia article about a topic and reading a full-on scholarly book. They‘re written by experts in whatever field, but they don‘t (or shouldn‘t) have a POV. 11mo
SailorMoon @AlaMich thanks for explaining! I added it to my TBR! 11mo
AlaMich @SailorMoon According to the back of this one, the series comprises 209 VSIs on everything from The Roman Empire to Logic to Autism, in case you want to learn all the things! 😉 (edited) 11mo
SailorMoon I have to look them up and see if they're available in my Country, I'm not sure... I hope they are!!! Thanks!!! 11mo
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1. Going to northern Michigan with my cousins.
2. Half-brother nine years younger. Never had contact with him until seven years ago and now we are quite close.
3. Two years ago
4. Tagged
5. Anyone who feels like it!! 😊

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Fun memories ❣️ 11mo
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I‘ve been having miserable luck with audiobooks lately. I have started and rejected three in the last week. I find that I am becoming pickier, with more requirements for my audiobook choices.
But this sounds good, in both senses of the word. And it‘s a #canadareads book. Even better! #audiobooks

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My late entry for #loveyourpetday. It‘s about 30° out this morning, but our living room gets unobstructed southern exposure, so it can get pretty warm even in the winter. Maddie luxuriates in the infrequent winter ☀️

Tamra Cats = sun worshippers! Mine does the same thing no matter how hot it gets in the summer. 😽 11mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!belly rub is in order,unless she hates it! 11mo
AlaMich @Leftcoastzen She likes them in tiny doses! 11mo
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diovival Kitteh! 😍 11mo
LauraBeth 😻😻 11mo
readordierachel Fantastic picture 😺 11mo
AlaMich @diovival @laurabeth @readordierachel She is my big furry CatLump! 😻 11mo
kspenmoll 😻 11mo
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Portal to Good Cooking | Jeanne Pearson
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Here‘s another vintage cookbook for you guys, @Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen!!

I‘m actually shocked Litsy has it in the database.

TheBookHippie Woe!!!!! Love it! 11mo
Leftcoastzen Adorable! 11mo
LeahBergen That cover is fantastic! 😮 11mo
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Babylon Berlin | Volker Kutscher
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My brand-new read! I know very little about that time period—the Weimar Republic of Germany—but I am very interested in learning more about it. #historicalcrime

Simona I read it last summer, and I quite liked it. Enjoy❣️ 12mo
AlaMich @Simona I am so far! 😊 12mo
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Pickpick

I loved this ending to the trilogy!! A fairytale ending and yet...

I‘d like to start a fan club for Ded Grib. Anyone with me? 😆 #dedgrib

(I couldn‘t decide which little guy I liked best)

mreads ❤👍Ded Grib🍄 11mo
AlaMich Isn‘t he the best @mreads?! 😊 11mo
mreads @AlaMich without his recruiting efforts could have been a different ending 😁 11mo
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The Nonesuch | Georgette Heyer
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Starting this audio tonight. I‘m looking forward to it, but this cover...🤢
#worstcovers

LeahBergen Is that supposed to be the romantic hero? Cuz he‘s fugly. 😆😂 12mo
mabell This one is so good! But the cover doesn‘t quite look “Corinthian” ... Ouch! @LeahBergen 😆 12mo
AlaMich @LeahBergen Sure, I‘ll go with fugly! 😆 12mo
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