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Foxyfictionista

Foxyfictionista

Joined September 2016

Reading is life. Find me on insta: @wildwoolcrafts
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🐙🐙🐙🐙 This was an excellent and very original trilogy. I read the first one ages ago but decided to reread and then continue on with the other two books. I really enjoyed these stories. This book is pictured with my current crochet wip.
#hookersoflitsy

JanuarieTimewalker13 Pretty wip!! And I love bind ups of trilogies!! (edited) 2w
Foxyfictionista @JanuarieTimewalker13 thank you! And me too! 💖 2w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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🦢🦢🦢🦢 This was a lovely book. It was a bit slow going but I don't mind that when there are so many interesting characters. It reminded me of Karen Maitland's books; historical fiction with an air of otherworldliness that makes you question what is real. I really enjoyed this read.

Bette I was surprised how much I liked it, completely agree with your review. 👍😊 3w
Foxyfictionista @Bette I wasn't sure what to expect so it was a pleasant surprise. 3w
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Meditations | Marcus Aurelius
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🌾🌾🌾🌾 This was a great book to end 2019 with. There were a lot of good things in here although a few things I disagreed with (he kept telling me to not read so many books). It was also important to keep a bit of perspective. Yes, we should be happy with what we have but when that comes from a wealthy emperor who was probably rich, the advice misses the mark. Overall, I got a lot of of this book and highly recommended it.

Cinfhen Hi!!!! You‘re back ❣️😁👍🏽 3w
Foxyfictionista @Cinfhen I'm back! I guess i just needed a break. Happy New year! 💕 3w
Cinfhen Here‘s to a wonderful new year 🥂 3w
Foxyfictionista @Cinfhen 🎉🎊🍾 3w
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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🤖🤖🤖🤖🤖 This book was a fantastic way to end my reading year. My only complaint is that it's a very short book. I really identified with the SecUnit (main character) who is awkward around people and can't control its facial expressions.🤣 I'm definitely looking forward to the next one.

Soubhiville I got this from a Xmas swap, can‘t wait to read it! 13mo
Foxyfictionista @Soubhiville It's sooooo good! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 13mo
AiBBot I leant the Murderbot series to my Dad to read. I actually miss it! I hope he read quick so I can get it back. 13mo
Foxyfictionista @AiBBot this was the only one I've read so far but I'm looking forward to the next ones! 13mo
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⛪⛪⛪⛪ This was a pretty decent story. As a child of the 80s, I enjoyed the nostalgia. It was missing something though and the ending didn't do it for me. It was pretty solid though.

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Giant Days Vol. 8 | John Allison
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🏡🏡🏡🏡🏡 This volume was so much better than the last. I was kind of disappointed with volume 7 so it made me happy that this one found the whimsy I felt the previous one had lost.

DuckOfDoom I still have to go to my comic bookstore to pick up the second volume 🙈 it's been waiting for weeks 1y
Foxyfictionista @DuckOfDoom oh my goodness! Get thee hence!!😄 I love this series. (Even though uni was a long time ago. 😅) 1y
DuckOfDoom @Foxyfictionista I loved the first one! Even though I am no drama queen like her, I love the other Esther! We have a similar clothing style, too 😁 1y
Foxyfictionista @DuckOfDoom For some reason it makes sense that you would identify with Esther. 😄 Except for the drama queen part. 😆 None of them are really like me at all. But i love all of them! 1y
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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Another amazing offering in this series. I love it I love it I love it

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🐈🐈🐈🐈 I enjoyed this book however I didn't seem to be as emotionally affected by it as others seem to be. Perhaps people built it up too much for me but I think that part of the problem is that I'm not really drawn to contemporary books that have settings which are familiar to me. I prefer reading about the unfamiliar. It was a good story though .

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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🏛️🏛️🏛️🏛️🏛️ This was a beautiful book in every way. The cover is stunning and I loved the story. I love stories about mythology so this was right up my alley.

Reviewsbylola It really is beautiful. 1y
Foxyfictionista @Reviewsbylola I couldn't get over how much I love the cover!!😍 1y
Moray_Reads Have you ever read Medea by Christa Wolf? It's my favourite mythology retelling 14mo
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Foxyfictionista @Moray_Reads NO! But I totally will now! I had no idea this existed. Thank you for the recommendation!! 🙏 14mo
Foxyfictionista @Moray_Reads oh awesome! Thank you so much! I'm going to check these out. 😀 14mo
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The Plague Charmer | Karen Maitland
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🐟🐟🐟🐟🐟 This is my second Karen Maitland book and it is safe to say that I am a fan!

FlowerFairy This looks very promising! 1y
Foxyfictionista @FlowerFairy she's so good. I can't recommend her enough. 1y
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Dragon Wing: The Death Gate Cycle | Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman
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🐉🐉🐉🐉🐉 I was unprepared to like this book as much as I did. I thought that it would be a Tolkien-esque story but it was surprisingly unique. Even though it has humans, elves, and dwarves it had a different take on the genre. I loved it!

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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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🗽🗽🗽🗽🗽 Sometimes I have a difficult time connecting with contemporary YA because I'm a golden oldie and am so far removed from high school that I couldn't even imagine what it's like to be a teenager these days. But I really enjoyed this book despite it being for a younger audience.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 This was a fanatic read. I really enjoyed it. I always wonder, though, how the written is split up in collaborations like this. Particularly when I'm so familiar with an author's style. This read like a Stephen King book so I wonder what his son's input was or if he has the same writing style as his dad. I've never read any of his other work so I don't have a clue. It was a good book though.

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The Goddess Chronicle | Natsuo Kirino
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⛩️⛩️⛩️⛩️⛩️ I loved this book so muuuuuuch! It felt as though I was reading a folktale and that's totally my jam. ❤️ This was a gorgeous read.

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✒️✒️✒️✒️✒️ This was an excellent compilation of quotes from various writers on writing. I really enjoyed it and there was lots of good advice. I took a picture of a scarf I was making at the time because it matched the cover. 😄
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valeriegeary Pretty! 1y
8little_paws Is this Tunisian crochet? I've yet to learn that--i knit and crochet. 1y
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Foxyfictionista @8little_paws this stitch is called a broomstick stitch or broomstick lace stitch. It involves creating a bunch of loops on a knitting needle and then crocheting them together. It's actually really easy to do and it's such a beautiful stitch. I'm only just learning to knit but I haven't been practicing much because I've been loving making scarves with this stitch lately. 1y
8little_paws Neat! I'll have to look into that. 1y
Foxyfictionista @8little_paws I'd love to see what you make! ❤️ 1y
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🐆🐆🐆🐆🐆 This book was magnificent and the cover is amazing! I loved everything about it. It was so original and imaginative. If you enjoy fantasy, I recommend this book.

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👑👑👑👑👑 I've been following this guy's blog for a few years now so it was nice to read this in book format. I was also able to see ones that I missed on his blog. This book is so inspiring as sometimes it feels like men are the only ones who make history. There were so many of these ladies that I had never heard of. I highly recommend this to everyone!

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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷This was beautiful and terrifying. I can't imagine going through the things that happened during the holocaust. I feel that this is one of those books that should be read in schools.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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🕰️🕰️🕰️🕰️ This was a defining book for me during my childhood. I can't tell you how many times I read this long ago. I decided to reread it as an adult and was a bit trepidatious in doing so as we change over time as does our taste in books. I'm happy to report that this book holds up (at least for me). I'm not sure if I like the story because of the writing or because of the nostalgia but I still love this book.

DivineDiana I unfortunately did not read when I was younger. Did go to see the movie and enjoyed it. Bought the book, but still #TBR! 😕 1y
Foxyfictionista @DivineDiana I hope you enjoy it once you get around to reading it. 😊 1y
DivineDiana Thank you! 🙂 1y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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🏀🏀🏀🏀🏀 Such an amazing book and so relevant to current events. My heart broke when I read how shootings in the US inspired Thomas to write this book. It's unfortunate that the people who need to read books like this won't.

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Planetfall | Emma Newman
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🛸🛸🛸🛸🛸 This book was fantastic. I wasn't really sure what to expect but it wasn't this. It was interesting in how it dealt with mental illness in a science fiction setting. The ending wasn't amazing but I forgave it because the rest of it was so good.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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👑👑👑👑 I was surprised at how much I liked this book. It was quite charming. I generally don't like books that take place in the south east US. I lived there and it was the worst 14 years of my life (no offense to those of you who live there). I also hate beauty pageants so I'm not really sure what drew me to this book but it was really good. I'm glad I overcame my prejudices and read it.

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📖📖📖📖 This book was a lot of fun. The author created a really interesting dystopian future. And I enjoy reading books about books so... 👍

Also, I just realised that I took this picture whilst wearing my boxers of the Paris metro. Sorry. 😅

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Sex Criminals Vol. 1 | Matt Fraction
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💋💋💋 This comic was ok. I liked the premise but the execution didn't work very well for me.

Zelma I had similar feelings about it. It was an interesting concept but I wasn‘t drawn to read further in the series. 1y
Foxyfictionista @Zelma yeah, that's how I felt. Maybe it was trying to be too edgy. I don't know. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. 1y
Squidapus Like you said, an interesting idea that it never went anywhere interesting with 1y
Foxyfictionista @Squidapus A shame really. Ah well. On to the next thing. 😃 1y
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☀☀️☀️☀️☀️ I liked this book much better than Everything Everything. It was quite sweet.

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🏥🏥🏥🏥 This book was good. It was really well written but the denouement was problematic and that bothered me. I did like the book though.

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🗡️🗡️🗡️🗡️🗡️ Another excellent book by Rowland. This is the 3rd in the series and it kept me on the edge of my seat. The stakes were really high in this one!

Pictured with my current WIP. I fell in love with this yarn and I'm currently trying to make a scarf in all 31 colours. This is scarf number 13. #hookersoflitsy

saresmoore What a neat project! I made a shawl out of this yarn and it turned out so awesome. It reminded me of phoenix wings. (edited) 1y
Foxyfictionista @saresmoore very cool! I have so much fun with this yarn. 😃 1y
kspenmoll Beautiful yarn! 1y
Foxyfictionista @kspenmoll I love it so much! 💜 1y
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Mossflower | Brian Jacques
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🐁🐁🐁🐁 I was a bit disappointed by the first book but this one was definitely way better. There were different characters and not as many clichés. This story took place way before the first book and it was really entertaining. I think I'll carry on with the series.

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Bundori:: A Novel of Japan | Laura Joh Rowland
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⛩️⛩️⛩️⛩️ This is the 2nd book in this series and I really liked it. This is turning out to be a pretty solid series. I got number 3 from the library and am looking forward to seeing how this samurai detective gets on.

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Giant Days Vol. 7 | John Allison
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🖤🖤🖤🖤 This wasn't the best of this series but I still love these characters.

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Nemesis Games | James S.A. Corey
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🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀 I love this series so much. It just keeps getting better with each book. This one gives us a bit more background on each of the characters which is what I've been waiting for. So good. 💕

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Best Served Cold | Joe Abercrombie
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🗡️🗡️ I think I've fallen out of love with Joe Abercrombie. I just haven't really enjoyed these books. So I'm going to leave him alone for a while. The women in his books don't feel like actual people to me and I find myself being really frustrated as I read. On to other things.

readordierachel That would bother me too. I'd rather there were no women at all than prop women who are just there to be catalysts (or ego boosts) to the men in some way. 2y
Foxyfictionista The problem is that the main character is a woman. But everything in the story seemed so male centric. It made me wonder if this guy had ever actually met a woman. He did write an interesting female character in one of his other series but these just didn't do it for me. 2y
Squidapus Something that Squidapus has taken as a good sign is he recently did an AMA where someone asked him about the criticisms regarding his female characters and he said he takes them very seriously and that he is striving to become a better writer and white women characters who do not disappoint his readers! So hopefully in the future he'll have gotten better at it! 1y
Foxyfictionista @Squidapus One can only hope! 1y
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Kushiel's Dart | Jacqueline Carey
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🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 This. Was. Epic. I've been meaning to read this book for such a long time and now that I've read it I can't believe it took me so long to get to it! I don't really even know what to say about it except that it is a work of art. I will be adding the next one to my tbr stack immediately.

Leniverse I've been meaning to for so long too! I know I will love it, but my TBR list is just... exploded! 😆 2y
Foxyfictionista @Leniverse Drop everything and read this. You won't regret it. 😄 2y
BookishTrish My unread copy has a permanent home under my coffee table.... 2y
Foxyfictionista @BookishTrish Oh dear. Maybe it's fine to unearth it. 😂 2y
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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
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🎨 🎨🎨 I read this book for Cityread London and I must admit that I didn't find it amazing. I didn't engage with any of the characters and I found it a bit of a chore to get through. It just wasn't for me. http://www.cityread.london

Joanne1 I really enjoyed this one (on audio) but I remember connecting more with one storyline than the other. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Joanne1 I connected with one storyline more than another as well but I guess it was important to have both for the ending. I really liked how it ended but I just really had a difficult time being interested overall. 2y
Cinfhen It was a so-so for me too! 2y
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Foxyfictionista @Cinfhen At least we gave it a try! 😄 2y
Cinfhen It was a bookclub pick so bailing was not really an option 😜 2y
lynneamch Just finished this for bookclub and everyone really enjoyed it. We got into some good discission about why artists create and there was much curiousity about the war in Spain. For another sitation of a man getting credit for a woman's art, watch the movie Big Eyes. 2y
Foxyfictionista @lynneamch I'm glad you liked it! Sounds like you had some interesting discussions. Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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👸👸👸👸👸I loved this book. It looks like some people didn't like this book because it wasn't scholarly enough and I can see that. It was dramatised somewhat but I liked that about it. It probably wouldn't have been as great if I was using it for research but it was a fun way to learn about an era that I'm not very familiar with.

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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💎💎💎💎This was a wild ride. It had a cast of thousands and everyone had a story which was connected with everyone else. The Count was OP and at times I had to suspend my disbelief a bit further than is comfortable but overall this was a really good story. I wasn't happy with the ending but I guess we can't always be. It was a long read (a few pages longer than War and Peace actually) but well worth the read.

Notafraidofwords I‘m 190 pages in. It‘s sooooo long, but I‘m intrigued. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Notafraidofwords It was quite daunting because I don't usually read books that big but I never felt like it got boring. I didn't always understand why certain chapters existed but Dumas played the long game with this one. I think you're in for a treat! Enjoy! 2y
Karkar I really liked this book! I was so glad that it read more like a current novel than some of the classics that have such old language. Not a slog at all for being over 1000 pages 2y
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Foxyfictionista @Karkar Yeah, I read it in 23 days which is a lot faster than I thought I would. It was quite gripping. 2y
DGRachel I love Dumas so much! Give me 19th c. French writers over Russian literature any day! (Says the girl who has been reading Bulgakov for nearly 3 months 🤬🤬) 2y
Foxyfictionista @DGRachel I prefer French over Russian as well. 😊 2y
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The Doll Funeral | Kate Hamer
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🌳🌳This was a whole lot of meh for me. I don't really remember how this book got on my tbr list. Probably from one of those listsicles (that I love) on bookish sites that I follow. The story wasn't cohesive and I didn't like any of the characters. I kept reading because I was curious as to how it would turn out but it was really disappointing.

Mommamanzi But at least you have perfect nails! Love that color! 2y
Foxyfictionista @Mommamanzi 😂😂😂😂😂 Thank you! ☺️ 2y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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👑👑👑👑👑 I loved Carrie Fisher. Her writing is so honest and human. I didn't really like reading the part with her diary because it felt really intrusive. This book made me a bit sad because she had such a distorted view of herself, but I guess a lot of us do which is what made her so relatable.

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Under A Pole Star | Stef Penney
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❄️❄️❄️❄️This is a departure from my usual fare but it's really good to step outside of one's comfort zone occasionally and read different things. The story was really good but the problem for me was that I didn't feel close to any of the characters. It wasn't that I didn't like them; they just felt a bit distant. I really enjoyed reading this though and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to indulge in their inner adventurer.

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Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie
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👑 👑 👑 👑 There was a lot to like in this book and it was good to wrap up the trilogy. I've learned a lot about myself and my reading likes/dislikes with these books. Two things I dislike are prolonged battle scenes and male-centric sex scenes (especially in stories where women are meant to be as strong and empowered). There was one plot twist that I saw coming and one that I didn't. Overall it was fun but probably not something I'll reread.

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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🔬🔬🔬 This book was ok. I really liked the premise but it lacked something in the execution. It really frustrated me at first because it dragged me along in an obvious attempt to be suspenseful but there wasn't much reward until later in the story. I feel like there's got to be a balance between suspense and giving the audience some clues. This was good but it didn't fully hit the mark for me.

janeycanuck My book club read this in Feb. It was nice that it wasn‘t super science-y! 2y
Foxyfictionista @janeycanuck Yes that was ready good because I have 0 understanding of quantum physics. 😁 2y
Purrfectpages Glad to see I‘m not alone in my thoughts on this one! 2y
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💣💣💣💣 This is not my usual fare but it was a really interesting read. It's very sad how people can get so caught up in an ideology that they don't care about the lives of the people around them.

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The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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🦊🦊🦊🦊 I really like this series. This wasn't the best one of the bunch but it was enjoyable.

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We: New Edition | Yevgeny Zamyatin
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📃📃📃This book was a bit frustrating for me. The world building is excellent but the characters...This was first published in 1924 and a reminder of why I no longer read a lot of classics. I'm tired of the 'I'm an unattractive/unlikable guy yet all the women love me and I'm really deep' trope. Also, the racism and misogyny made me uncomfortable. I appreciate the overall story and that this gave birth to modern dystopia but I didn't love it.

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Does anyone else get stressed when they fall behind on their Goodreads challenge?? I mean, I've been reading a lot of thick books lately and I don't want it to be a race but I also want to challenge myself to read at least one more book than I read last year. I also want to enjoy reading and not have it be about the numbers but then I see the numbers... It's only March and I'm behind!! 😥

TommieMarie74 I get stressed too. I‘m trying really hard to not think about my challenge but it‘s hard. 2y
Foxyfictionista @TommieMarie74 Are you behind at the moment? If so, how much? I just saw that I'm one book behind and now I'm going to drop everything and go read a book. 😅 2y
CatLass007 Read a couple of graphic novels, that will help you out. 2y
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Foxyfictionista @CatLass007 Yes, I had thought about that. I might have to! 😄 2y
TommieMarie74 I am behind right now. I was ahead at the end of January but fell behind in February. I‘m going to read some graphic novels to try to catch up. That‘s what I did last year and it helped. 2y
Foxyfictionista @TommieMarie74 Same for me. January started off great, February was ok, but now here I am. ☺️ 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I was tons of books behind a couple of years ago because I had frozen shoulder and couldn‘t hold a book open. I started feeling better and I caught up and surpassed my goal after that. It‘ll even out, just don‘t sweat it. 2y
MicheleinPhilly This is why I set my goal on the lower side. Seeing that “You are X books behind” stresses me out. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Prairiegirl_reading That's a very good point! I'm glad you're feeling better. 2y
Foxyfictionista @MicheleinPhilly I'll have to see how it goes. If I get too far behind I might have to change it. It is pretty stressful seeing that message though. 2y
MicheleinPhilly I have one GR friend that sets her goal at 1. She meets it on the 1st or 2nd of Jan. and then the pressure is off. I set mine at 50 but I‘ll usually read 100. 2y
Foxyfictionista @MicheleinPhilly Well I guess putting 1 book is one way to hit the goal! 😂😂😂 2y
Sarah83 Yes. I have to work so much this year, I can deal with all the books I want to read. 😥 2y
Foxyfictionista @Sarah83 it's frustrating when work gets in the way of reading!! 2y
Sarah83 Yes indeed and it even hurts, if you don't want to read after work 2y
Foxyfictionista @Sarah83 Yeah, I know what you mean. Sometimes I'm just too tired after work. 2y
Sarah83 I only manage to read 20 pages an evening. 😪 2y
Cortg I have a lot of chunky books I want to read this year, so I lowered my book goal by almost 20 less than I read last year. I‘m barely on target but it‘s all good! 2y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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🦉🦉Meh. This was ok. It was gripping but highly flawed. I'm sure that part of it was due to the translation such as overuse of the weird 'literally' and of the nonexistant word 'nother'. Overall, I wanted to know what was going to happen but I don't really like the story that much.

Bette Good to know, I bailed on it early on...when I started I had hopes it was going to be really good. Reading your review, I'm glad I didn't finish. Thanks. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Bette Yeah, I was tempted to bail as well. One thing that I didn't mention in my review was the overall misogyny of this author's prose. It made me grind my teeth quite a lot. There was also a lot of disturbing imagery that I felt was superfluous and thrown in there to be edgy. There was just so much wrong with this. 2y
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Shinju | Laura Joh Rowland
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🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯 I'm not a huge fan of detective novels but I had to give this one a try. Because: samurai detective. I mean, why wouldn't you, amiright?? This exceeded my expectations and I'll definitely be reading more of this series.

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The Blade Itself | Joe Abercrombie
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🗡️🗡️🗡️ This book started out really slow and I had a hard time getting into it. It could be because I started it right after reading Roots (which gave me a massive book hangover). I didn't really start enjoying this book until the middle of it. I'm looking forward to reading the subsequent ones though. We'll see what happens.

JazzFeathers I've been meaning to read this series since it first came out. Maybe when l'm done with at least one of the readalong l'm currently involved with 😆 2y
Foxyfictionista @JazzFeathers It's definitely worth a read. It just took me half the book to get into it. 2y
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🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 This is the first slave narrative that I've read where a main character starts in Africa and is sent across to America so that was an interesting point of view for me. It's also the first one I've read that starts in the early 1700s so I liked that too. Mr. Haley put a lot of love into this story and it's such a lovely and heart breaking tribute to his family. This should definitely be read in HS if it isn't already. Wasn't in mine.

Wilkie I read this more than 20 years ago and I still remember parts of it. A powerful book! 2y
Foxyfictionista @Wilkie It's definitely powerful! I wish I had read it years ago. 2y
Reviewsbylola I need to read this. I remember watching the mini series in 5th grade. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Reviewsbylola Yes, give it a read. ☺️ 2y
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🐀 🐀 🐀🐀 I love the rat queens so much but this wasn't the best offering I've seen. It was a bit disappointing. The series has suffered after all of the drama with the original artist who was taken off the project because of domestic violence. There hasn't been much consistency with the art and this one has suffered the most, in my opinion. I love these ladies though so I'm going to still stick with them but I hope it improves in the future.