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Giantsizegeek

Giantsizegeek

Joined April 2016

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Arcadia | Lauren Groff
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Summer of Love 2017 display at the Burlingame Public Library!

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Ship Breaker | Paolo Bacigalupi
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Why am I more interested in the audiobooks in the teen section? 😝

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A wintry day makes me want to huddle up in a library, reading a book with perhaps a hot mocha.

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Burning Midnight | Will McIntosh
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Burning Midnight is a fast reading YA novel that's great for Pokémon lovers or anyone who loves to collect things. Mysterious spheres have appeared on Earth, hidden in various places. If you find 2 of the same color you can "burn" or ingest their powers into your mind. Some colors are bountiful, others more rare. Sully & Hunter are two kids obsessed with hunting down the rare spheres in Yonkers. Good solid fun!

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Feeling a bit stuck in a rut. Haven't read a novel in over 6 weeks. Perhaps because I am between jobs & worried about future? Came to Philz to try reading here. I see all these people out on weekday & wonder, why are they so free? Are they wealthy? Some are spouses w kids, I get that. Others people, writing or hacking? Does any of them worry about dry reading spells? Is there a Vigra-like drug to stimulate my mind for a 6 hour reading binge? 😩

BookishMarginalia Hang in there 💜 3y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Dune was the novel that turned me into a science fiction genre fan for life. I read this first when I was 13 years old. Lately I have been thinking that I need to re-read it, but not just any paperback version or ebook, but in the Chilton edition from 1965. I found the first 4 books in the Dune series on eBay. This One has a near perfect jacket & ultra white pages. A physical book connects us to many things besides the story within.

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Today is the birthday of Jack Kirby, who created legions of superhero characters for Marvel & DC Comics from 1940 - 1980s. He would have been 99 years old today. This is like a holy day for me. I like to take some Kirby comics out of the shelf and read some magic. The Fourth World Series is not well known yet - after the Justice League movie it may hit the zeitgeist.

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Purity | Jonathan Franzen
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Wife shopping, me reading Purity on a Kindle with a strawberry lemonade iced tea in a nearby Starbucks. When she's done I will pick her up, door to door service.

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Intrigued by the first few pages of this novel, definitely plan on buying it soon & reading it. The book design is great: a greyscale photo on an embossed binding. They don't make hardcovers like this anymore. It's wonderful.

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Saturday morning: Casey Kasem American Top 40, Coffee, Kryptonite.

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The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones | Neil Gaiman, Frank McConnell
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Our office in San Francisco at EventBrite has a library where I often work. The quiet & solitude help me focus. But occasionally I glance over to the bookshelves & find something distracting...like The Kindly Ones. Would you believe I had all the comics & sold them? Now I want to read them again. 🤔

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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BOTM arrived with a little card from @Liberty which promises great things from Noah Hawley (show runner of Fargo on FX)! Looking forward to it..no plane trips for a while.

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One of my favorite novels is this masterpiece by Michael Chabon. I especially love it because I am a comics fan, well versed in the history of the industry & he brought a lot of research + love into this story. Chabon signed it for me back in 2001 at Wondercon, when it was still local in Oakland.

Sydsavvy That's cool! 4y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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My bookshelf at home. I was about to buy bookends and realized my Iron Man & Thing statues were heavy enough to provide support! One of the most beautiful book designs has to be Six of Crows.

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The Fortress of Solitude | Jonathan Lethem
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My haul from Bay Area Book Festival today. Some old / free (at the Lacuna of books a great open market of old hardcovers & paperbacks), some new including Richard Russo's new book (got him to sign it) & Jonathan Lethem signing Fortress of Solitude! Spent way too much on books today, gotta read now!

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Attended the Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in Berkeley Ca, saw Jonathan Lethem in conversation with Dana Spiotta & afterward bought her book which has a very interesting first chapter!

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The Last Bookaneer | Matthew Pearl
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Nice selection of books at Depot Bookstore & Cafe in Mill Valley. I wish I could run a little bookshop like this. Very interested in buying The Last Bookaneer, wonderful premise about a literary pirate who steals manuscripts in 1890. The typesetting in the paperback edition is very stylish!

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Luna: New Moon | Ian McDonald
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Luna: New Moon is a wild SF soap opera, literally like Dallas / Dynasty on the moon. It features 2 families who made empires out of mining on the moon, the Cortas and the MacKenzies. The first generation made the money & younger gen must keep it. Seems like everyone is bi-sexual on the moon! A romp!

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Wow, even better than I had imagined! I have said it before, but I love the idea of taking a fantasy world and seeing how it develops into a pre and post industrialized society.

KtheBookwyrm Have you read the rest of the Cosmere novels and short stories? 4y
Giantsizegeek I read Mistborn Secret History which was a shocker! Started putting together more of the Cosmere after that. I want to re-read Mistborn & Way of Kings & Warbreaker & Elantris! 4y
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