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HeyT

HeyT

Joined January 2020

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Dark Run | Mike Brooks
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I'm a sucker for a heist plot and the fact that this was in space was fun. There's very much the beginning of a found family crew vibe that I am here for. This works as a standalone but I'm intrigued enough to read on in the series.

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Dark Run | Mike Brooks
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#BookReport
I finished nothing this week although I did get pretty far into Dark Run. I've also pretty much given up on last week's forecast.

#WeeklyForecast
Decided that since I wasn't really sticking to forecast at all anymore I'd change up my plans and put in my October #DoubleSpin and a different backlist pick on deck. Goal is to finish Dark Run and maybe get a decent way into Wizard of Earthsea.

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Cage of Souls | ADRIAN. TCHAIKOVSKY
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I hope everyone who celebrates had a fabulous #BookSpin Day! I almost forgot about my favorite book day of the month because I was out celebrating my birthday (It was last Tuesday). This month's picks are a chunky boi and the first four books of the Earthsea Cycle so my curse is still in full swing. I honestly thought I didn't have very many chunky bois left on my list but SURPRISE RNGesus found them lolol. Good. Times.

humouress Happy birthday fellow Libran! 2d
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Dark Run | Mike Brooks
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Going to start this one today because nothing on my tbr is really calling out to my mood reader tendencies.

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I'm nowhere near to finishing another book so I'm calling it for this month. Pretty solid reading month in that I knocked off another Newbery, one of my bookspin backlog, and experimented with YA and a MG graphic novel. For the second month in a row I somehow managed not to read any ebooks which is weird. I think it's a close call between Beach Read and Roller Girl for favorite of the month.
#SeptemberWrapUp

HeyT I'm also dying because apparently last month I was foolishly optimistic thinking I would just be able to give up mood reading. I read ONE book from my list lol. The rest was all about mood. 6d
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Against the Tide of Years | S. M. Stirling
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You would think with my birthday happening tomorrow I would not be so shocked to find out that October is nearly upon us but here we are. I cannot wait for the new #BookSpin picks to come out. New to the list this month are the tagged and Grass.

RamsFan1963 If you end up reading Pump Six & Other Stories, be warned of "The People of Sand and Slag". It is, IMHO, one of the most heartbreaking animals stories I've ever read. I almost tossed the book at the conclusion. I cried, which is rare for me. 1w
HeyT @RamsFan1963 Oooooh thanks for the warning I truly appreciate it!
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Roller Girl | Victoria Jamieson
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#BookReport
All around good reading week despite the disaster of leaving my current reads in someone else's car for 48 hours. Went a little off forecast but still managed to finish one of my goals.

#WeeklyForecast
Goal this week is to finish through part 2 in OaFK. Then get a little bit into Dark Run as it's a library book.

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This series continues to feel comforting because it has such a classic urban fantasy feel. I like that Corine is still growing to know her self more and trying to navigate her personal relationships with the new knowledge so she can break out of her previous ruts. This one definitely feels like the middle of the arc and kind of gives me Empire Strikes Back vibes because a lot of stuff has gone down and there‘s still a road to travel.

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This had a lot more depth than I was expecting so I really enjoyed it. I found that January and Gus were complex characters dealing with some stuff but I feel like they helped each other become better versions of themselves which is all I ask for in a romance.

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Roller Girl | Victoria Jamieson
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This was a cute story about growing out of friendship and learning to widen your social circles. It also has a nice intro to derby and its culture. Astrid had some understandable flaws but I feel like she also had some growth during the story as well.

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Roller Girl | Victoria Jamieson
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I found this while pulling holds today so I‘m taking it home with me. I just joined a recreational roller derby league so I‘m kinda hyped about derby right now.

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All the Tides of Fate | Adalyn Grace
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#BookReport
I had a hectic week so I only managed to finish the one book this week but it was exactly what I expected it to be so I enjoyed it.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to finish Shady Lady and at least get through Part 1 of Once and Future King. I've started to put myself out there more socially (ie I joined a recreational Roller Derby league) so my reading time is shrinking a bit BUT I will try to READ ALL THE THINGS!

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All the Tides of Fate | Adalyn Grace
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I found this to be a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. I feel like this was a pretty typical YA fantasy read where the characters grow as they come to terms with the adventure they are thrust into. I would say that the ending was not quite perfectly happy but all the characters end in a believable place.

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I‘m house/cat sitting so these are my plan while I wait for the cat to decide to come out from under the couch.

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#BookReport
Great reading week for me. Conquered the chonky boi, finished my book club pick, and a mood read.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal is to finish the tagged and get through part one of OaFK.

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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
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I love these cinnamon roll space gays. Jainan and Kiem were a treat to watch as they learn more about themselves from each other. I like a good romance where the couple ends up becoming better versions of themselves because of each other.

peanutnine I loved this one! Couple growth is also my jam lol. If you want something with the same vibes, check out 4w
HeyT @peanutnine ooh I‘ll have to look that up 4w
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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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OMG I CONQUERED THE CHONKY BOI. I almost hate how much I enjoyed this but it fed the part of my soul that grew up watching soap operas with my grandma. I feel like this is what you get when you put a white guy in charge of writing a telenovella set in a fantasy world. I am addicted.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

HeyT Oh this was also my #DoubleSpin from April @TheAromaofBooks 4w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!!! 4w
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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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I am hype because I am so close to conquering this chonky boi. My goal this week was to hit 50% and I‘ve surpassed that.

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Winter's Orbit | Everina Maxwell
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I read ten chapters in my latest BookSpin backlog title so now I‘m rewarding myself by starting this for book club.

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It‘s been a while since I‘ve read YA fantasy so this was fun. I thought the magic and world were interesting enough to keep me reading this in most of one day. I found Zamora to be a likable narrator and will read the next one to see how she grows after this adventure.

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Despite my best intentions I caved to an impulse/mood read. The best part though was that Callie out stubborned the dog to be my reading buddy today.

wanderinglynn So pretty! ❤️🐱 1mo
RaeLovesToRead Those floofs 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰😭😭😭😭 She is so beautiful! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 😻😻😻😻 1mo
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Cat Who Went to Heaven | Elizabeth Coatsworth
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#BookReport
Slowish reading week with only a short book finished but I am making progress on Black Prism.

#WeeklyForecast
I want to at least hit 50% in Black Prism this week. It's doable I just really have to get back into the reading mood. My work week ends early though so hopefully I'll have time to focus.

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The Briar King | Greg Keyes
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HAPPY #BOOKSPIN DAY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE!
I am so hype to find out what I'm reading for this month. Both books are not quite 600 pages so at least no megachonks. It's also nice that one is fantasy while the other is sci fi to mix it up a bit.

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Cat Who Went to Heaven | Elizabeth Coatsworth
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This was a very quick read that kept me company while I was in the completely empty children‘s department at work tonight. I don‘t think I could live with a cat as perfect as the one in this book though. I did enjoy the Buddhist tales being shown as the artist immersed himself in his painting.

sarahbellum I remember loving this one as a kid ☺️ 1mo
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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My current read is a chunky boi so I doubt I'll finish anything else. I had a pretty average reading month quantity wise which was nice as I was still settling into my new job. Highlights were the tagged, Hitty, and Ruby Fever. One unusual thing is that I read no eBooks or audio this month everything was in physical copy. I think next month I'm gonna have to try and not be a mood reader and catch up with my BookSpin backlist only.
#AugustWrapUp

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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#BookReport
Great reading week for me this time. Including two of my favorite authors' latest releases.

#WeeklyForecast
My main goal for the week is to make big inroads into Black Prism and only hitting Shady Lady when it becomes too much.

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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This was so, so good. I love a reluctant hero who does their best even though they admit they have no idea how they are going to do it. Marra was likeable and very self aware of her shortcomings but decides to go on the quest anyways. I loved her companions as well it was very much a motley crew and so I liked seeing the ways they interacted and worked together.

Nessavamusic Loved this one!! 1mo
Caroline2 Sounds fab! Stacked!! 👍 1mo
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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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#BookSpin day is so close and I am so hype to find out the next picks. New to the list this month are Deathless and the tagged. I‘m really starting to feel the pressure about my backlist though. I never realized how much of a mood reader I am until the chunkster curse hit lol.

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This series feels very comforting because it has that classic urban fantasy vibe. I could do without the forced love triangle bit but I enjoy watching Corine learn more about herself and her ability as she deals with her mother's death and the town that shaped her.

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This was so much fun. I love this world and the Baylor family so it was nice to get to see the resolution of Catalina‘s arc. I liked how it put a new spin on some of the stuff that happened during Nevada‘s arc as well. There was also a little hint of what we might get if they ever decide to work on Arabella‘s story.

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Rolo and I were so hyped to find this waiting for us on the porch yesterday when we came back from our walk. I‘ll probably end up finishing it today because I love this series so much.
#DogsOfLitsy

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#BookReport
Finished Hitty this week and started my next two reads but not a lot else.

#WeeklyForecast
Hoping to finish the tagged this week and make progress on Black Prism. Maybe start the Kingfisher for book club.

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Toy Story 2 only Woody and Jesse are more like your slightly racist grandma. I had a great time reading this because Hitty‘s adventures were so outlandish that you just had to laugh. I also really want to make a Moby Dick joke because I got some serious flashbacks to that vibe.

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#BookReport
Big week for me in that I finished my BookSpin white whale that has taken me forever to finish. I also started the Corine Solomon series because it was an impulse buy at the used bookstore when I was looking for something else.

#WeeklyForecast
Goal this week is to finish Hitty and then make good inroads into The Black Prism. It's a chonky boi so I don't see me finishing both this week.

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I enjoyed this because it was quick and had that classic urban fantasy feel. I liked Corine and how she navigated helping her ex with his problems. The side characters made me laugh and I hope to see more of them in future installments.

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I was training at a one man branch today so I of coursed used myself as part of learning to set up a new library card. I was excited there were still some of these limited edition cards left.

Eyelit Love that card! 2mo
humouress Pandemic reading for the win! 😉 2mo
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I did it I finally managed to finish this and it was my March #BookSpin if that gives you an idea of how long I've been at it. It was good but took me too long to actually become invested in the characters and the world. I liked the non-human perspective it took but oof it was slow to start for me.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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A rare sighting of a feline reading buddy. Now that we have a dog that is very jealous of my attention I get less. Callie is brave enough to try and stake a claim. #CatsOfLitsy

Catsandbooks Gorgeous kitty! ❤️ 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl She‘s my Callie‘s twin. Beautiful, such a brave girl!🧡 2mo
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#BookReport
I managed to finish Trumpeter of Krakow and get a little over the 50% point in Watership Down which truly amazes me because I've been procrastinating on it hard. I've also started Hitty as a sort of reward for working on Watership Down.

#WeeklyForecast
My ultimate goal is to finish Watership Down AND Hitty but mostly I want o focus on Watership.

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Grass | Sheri S. Tepper
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Mini #BookHaul from my trip to LA today. We went to The Last Bookstore which has all these really cool bookish decor items, artist studios, and eclectic vibes.

RamsFan1963 Ohhhh those two S.M. Stirling books are really great. 2mo
HeyT @RamsFan1963 Yeah I really liked the first one but I did it in digital and it was tough because of the length. At a certain point I like visual confirmation of how far I have left. So I'm excited to get to these. 2mo
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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Because I‘m having such a hard time connecting with this one but bailing is not an option I decided to set some mini goals for myself before each reading session. This is where I‘m starting from and where I‘m hoping to finish today.

kwmg40 Do you have access to the audiobook version? I'm also currently reading this for a book club, and I'm listening to it while doing chores. That's helping me stick with it and Peter Capaldi's narration helps define each rabbit's personality. 2mo
HeyT @kwmg40 It might be available on Hoopla? I'll have to check my library extension to be sure though. 2mo
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I‘m starting to feel like my avoidance of my March BookSpin may be heading into @RaeLovesToRead #PicklesChallenge territory. I‘d bail but I‘m trying to 100% another challenge that requires this book. Rolo is also not impressed lol. #DogsOfLitsy

RaeLovesToRead If you complete it, tag me and I'll do you a post 🥰 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Good luck!!! 2mo
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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I‘ve consolidated my new and backlog titles for #BookSpin day to make one giant #AugustTBR. Six are very close to or over 500 pages long. (Thanks chunkster curse!) I‘m determined to make a dent this month. Just need to stop mood reading lol.

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HAPPY #BOOKSPIN DAY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE!
Has my chunkster curse continued? Yes it has thank you for asking. Lol I‘m still quite a bit behind for the year but I‘m still so hyped for this day each month. As always thank you to @TheAromaofBooks for hosting.

TheAromaofBooks The only way to break the chunkster curse may be... to not put chunksters on your list 😂 (edited) 2mo
HeyT @TheAromaofBooks lol I know but my list is made up of books I need for a different challenge. I /think/ from now on there aren't too many more to go on though so fingers crossed. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks They are extra satisfying to check off as well!! 2mo
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July probably wasn't one of my better months for reading but I was kind of in a slump so I'm proud of what i did accomplish. I think the highlights for me this month were Hero of Ages and Hiding in Plain Sight. Two very different books but both very worth the time it took to read them.
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#JulyWrapUp

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The Trumpeter of Krakow | Eric P. Kelly
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect with this but it was definitely a fun late Middle Ages adventure. It had a little bit of a fantasy vibe considering there was an alchemy subplot amidst an historical thriller type plot.

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The Trumpeter of Krakow | Eric P. Kelly
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#BookReport
Welp this is looking a whole lot like last week but Bookly says I‘m about an hour away from finishing the tagged. Mainly this week I read a gigantic pile of cheesy harlequins but I don‘t track those.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal this week is to finish both of my current reads. The only problem is I start my new job on Tuesday.

sarahbellum Congrats on your new job! I hope your first day is great! 🤩 2mo
HeyT @sarahbellum Thanks! It's my first library job since earning my degree. (edited) 2mo
sarahbellum @HeyT Woohoo! Welcome to the librarian club! 🤓 2mo
HeyT @sarahbellum Thanks again! I'm starting as part time so hopefully it won't be too overwhelming. 2mo
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I can‘t believe it‘s already that time of the month again. @TheAromaofBooks has posted the #BookSpin reminder so here‘s my list. New to the list this month are the tagged and Ship of Magic. I‘m excited to see what the draw will be.

ozma.of.oz Sabriel! Woo! ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
bookandbedandtea I love your tagged book! 🐲 2mo
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The Trumpeter of Krakow | Eric P. Kelly
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Rolo got in the weirdest position while I was reading the tagged today. He‘s always up in my business but this was definitely a new one. #DogsOfLitsy

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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#BookReport
I didn't manage to finish anything this week but I made good progress on the two books I'm currently reading. I was kind of facing a wall when it came to the tagged but I think it may be getting more compelling.

#WeeklyForecast
My goal for this week is to finish at least on of the two books I'm reading and see if I can't start into something else.