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LitLogophile

Joined June 2016

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Finally got around to this dark faerie sequel. I enjoyed it and look forward to Queen of Nothing.

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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LOVE! Jane Harper‘s atmospheric writing is enhanced by Steve Shanahan‘s excellent Aussie vocals. I loved this story, and I‘ll read anything that she writes. New Jane Harper audiobooks have been something I‘ve looked forward to since discovering The Dry. 😊

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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One of those days where 15 minutes with my book is the only thing keeping me sane 😅

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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I don‘t know how I didn‘t notice that Jane Harper had a new book, but I had to check it out immediately! I‘ve done all of these on audio because Steve Shanahan is incredible, they‘re such a nice experience. It took me about 28%, but I‘m dying to know what happened!

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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I‘ve read so much fantasy this year! I can‘t say I regret it. I traded this series with a coworker for one of my own, and read The Tower of Babel at the same time as Red Rising.

I loved them both differently — this one is great escapism, with a surprisingly deep message. The descriptive writing and complex characters leave the reader wanting to know the end, and the endings leave the reader with no idea what‘s going to happen in the next one.

Crinoline_Laphroaig I love Fantasy. Real World often sucks. 2y
LitLogophile Agreed, I‘ll take a magical steampunk faerieworld over this bullshit any day @Crinoline_Laphroaig 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig @LitLogophile You have a way with words. 😂 2y
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Made a VERY exciting purchase before date night🤩. I know what I‘m doing after!

Earlene I was going to buy it as well but my birthday is next week and I may end up with it as a present. My friend knows me well. Either way it will be a birthday present, I get gift cards. Enjoy! (edited) 2y
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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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I‘m a public defender and I bring my book to court for an occasional mental health break between appearances. This chapter intro really spoke to my day/life😂

melissajayne I couldn‘t help but think of Brock Turner‘s dad‘s comment about his son‘s sexual assault as being a 20 minutes of action. 2y
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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft

Only people who go to bed early believe in happy endings. We night owls understand that happiness does not dwell in finales. It resides in anticipation, in revelry, and in worn-out welcomes. Endings are always sad.

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft

Then he heard a voice that transported him as readily as a bookmark to another place and time.

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The Hod King | Josiah Bancroft
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I paused The Books of Babel to read Red Rising. I couldn‘t put RR down until I finished the 4th book, but I went back to TBoB as soon as I finished. Interesting coincidence that Pierce Brown recommended the first book in this trilogy!

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10% in and I‘m loving this beautiful book so far! Author is incredible, audio is great, knowledge gained is immense 👌🏼

ReadingRover I listened to this audiobook a few weeks ago and really liked it. I thought it was super interesting. 3y
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I haven‘t been able to put Red Rising down since I started reading the first trilogy, and now I have a little break before book #5. For the first time in the series, I need a break. This one ends on a weird note.

As a whole, I love this series. It‘s really unique and the characters are excellent. The world just keeps getting bigger and more detailed.

DGRachel Yeah - I was mad when Morning Star's publication was delayed, but I've actually been grateful for putting off Dark Age as long as it has been delayed. I know it will be phenomenal, but I'm rather dreading it. 😞 3y
LitLogophile Agreed... I‘m probably going to devour it while mentally saying “no, no, no” the entire time😂 @DGRachel 3y
DGRachel I'm just hoping to be able to see the pages through the tears. 😂 😭 3y
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Beach Reading | Mark Abramson
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Thoughts on this, Litsy?😂😂. It‘s apparently pretty affordable on Amazon!

SincerelyWinona I feel like I need this in my life! 3y
hgrimes I just got my husband one of these for his birthday and it‘s really comfortable! 3y
Slajaunie I need one!! 3y
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Ddzmini Yes please 📖😋 3y
BookishTrish Whoa 😍😍😍 3y
Lauredhel As an Australian I remain baffled that anyone would willingly lie half naked in the sun! 3y
TheSpineView Cool idea! 🤩🤩 3y
LitLogophile As a Floridian I laughed about how very different our lives have been! That used to be one of my primary activities😂 @Lauredhel 3y
Maggie_Reads @Lauredhel As a Texan, with hundreds of miles of beaches at our disposal, I agree. 3y
Lauredhel @LitLogophile when I went to Southern Spain - and in midsummer too - I realised how very different our sun is to a lot of other places! 3y
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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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I love this series! It reads quickly because it‘s so addictive but it doesn‘t lack complex plot, interesting characters, or vivid descriptions.

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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft

Yes, it was tragic and chancy, but so was sitting on your hands and wishing for a long life.

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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft

When he looked up, Edith could see how battered by guilt and exhausted he was. And like a flush runs up the neck and floods the head, she recalled how it felt to be his age, what it was like to live for ill-fitting obligations.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘m a huge Leigh Bardugo fan (and confirmed Slytherin) so I‘m really stoked about winning this leather bookmark — it‘s going to look great in my current read 😊

(Also, I can‘t wait for Ninth House to come out!)

JPeterson Yay! I just won one also! 🖤 3y
LitLogophile They‘re so nice! 😄 @JPeterson 3y
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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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Having a nice Caturday in our yard❤️

AlaMich I assume you liked the first one if you‘re reading the sequel? 😊 This series sounded good to me. 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm just finishing off the 3rd book and it was soooo good! 👍 3y
LitLogophile Yes! At first I thought it was a standard steampunk/fantasy thing, but it gets really, really good! @AlaMich 3y
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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft

He had never seen so many books outside of a college library, and it made him a little hopeful.

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❤️

Yeah_I_Read ❤️ 3y
DGRachel Omnis Vir Lupis ❤️ 3y
KarouBlue Yaaassss 3y
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I can‘t explain how much I loved this trilogy!!! I can‘t wait to read the next trilogy - ❤️!

Who else loves Red Rising? These are some of the best characters I‘ve had the joy to read. What an experience.

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Nothing better than finishing the second book in a series and coming home to the third in your mailbox!😄

tammysue That worked out great! ;) 3y
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. This series is incredible. I liked Golden Son even better than Red Rising. The story is so complex, as soon as you understand the rules it evolves. I‘m devouring these.

DGRachel This was my favorite of the original trilogy, but Morning Star is an absolute roller coaster! Enjoy! 3y
LitLogophile So I really don‘t understand what‘s going on here, are the first three a trilogy and then the other two are another story? Or did he start writing a trilogy and realize he needed more books? @DGRachel (edited) 3y
DGRachel There‘s the original trilogy that takes place back-to-back. The next two are the first of a second trilogy that begins 10 years after Morning Star ends. The scope of the second trilogy is even bigger, with multiple POV characters. 3y
LitLogophile Excellent! Thanks @DGRachel 3y
BooknerdsLife @LitLogophile I‘ve been wondering the same question too 😱 Thank you @DGRachel for the explanation 🙌🏼💖 3y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Darrow is the best protagonist I‘ve met in a long while. I love him. Red Rising is tough in a way that authors usually shy away from. I came into this 100% blind and bought the ebook because of positive reviews. As soon as I finish writing this I‘m getting the rest of the series. Pretty sure this will be on my favorite series ever list.

Copwithabook I‘m with you on this one! 3y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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Did some work at the Louisville friends of the library book sale today! Whole stack only $17.50😎

RealBooks4ever Nice haul! 📚💜 3y
rachelm Adore Kitchens of the Great Midwest ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Hollie The Sandcastle Girls is a good one! 3y
LitLogophile I love Bohjalian but I haven‘t read it! I‘m so exited @Hollie 3y
Smrloomis I still haven‘t gotten to Lonesome Dove 🙈 but I hear it‘s great! 3y
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Arm of the Sphinx | Josiah Bancroft
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Really feeling this book

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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A coworker lent me Senlin Ascends because of our mutual love of fantasy lit.

This was really a strange book, but I enjoyed it. I couldn‘t put it down because I needed to know whether Senlin found his quarry. The character development was great and, surprisingly, I loved the handling of the female characters.

This is an adventure/fantasy/mindf*** of a book, and I‘d highly recommend it.

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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“Home” is an exaggeration made true by distance.

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft

I‘m glad your self-righteousness has given you some exercise, but you forget: We are not such a tidy, reasonable, and humane race. Our thoughts don‘t stand in grammatical rows, our hearts don‘t draw equations, our consciences don‘t have the benefit of historians whispering the answers to us. Oh, stuff your outrage!

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft

He believed true love was more like an education: It was deep and subtle and never complete.

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Fire and blood💔

BookwormAHN Drogon's reaction to her dearth was so heartbreaking 🐉💔 3y
LitLogophile I‘m still recovering @BookwormAHN 😢 3y
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Finished Fire & Blood before the GOT finale tonight ... I loved the first half of the Targaryen history and the tie-ins to ASOIAF. Must-read for ASOIAF enthusiasts. ⚔️

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Finished this great book on this lovely Sunday morning with my kitty, a delicious coffee, and my sweet boyfriend who made it for me while watching The Office in the background. I read an article about the incredible mystery of the Russian Dyatlov Pass Incident recently, which referenced this book. I was intrigued and realized I already owned the ebook. The book is well-researched and has a satisfying ending. Would highly recommend.

Blueberry @JoScho posted about it yesterday so I researched/googled about it. Very interesting. Added to my tbr. 3y
LitLogophile @Blueberry it‘s a great, quick little read, too 3y
JoScho @Blueberry I hope you enjoy it. 3y
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I didn‘t know much about Alexander von Humboldt prior to this read but I was awed by his understanding of the interconnectedness of living things — inspiring Darwin, Thoreau, Goethe, and the modern understanding of life. The book describes Humboldt‘s impact on science as so great that he‘s lost to general science education — he created an idea so commonplace that no one asks who thought of it. And that idea was nature. Very cool book.

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I‘m 550 pages into Fire & Blood and feeling a bit sad today because I think GOT is about to kill my favorite character. (The fact that this episode hits on Mother‘s Day is a harbinger of doom in my opinion.) I‘m caught up in this beautiful Targaryen history and will definitely be cheering for some #fireandblood tonight 🖤❤️

Christine Is it Daenerys you‘re scared about? 3y
LitLogophile Yes, I am currently furious with the show/dreading her possible demise after a decade of obsession with the series/just want it to be over already @Christine 3y
Christine Aww!! I want to see her live and be heroic, too. 🐉 3y
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VERY excited about this box. The tagged book looks incredible and I‘ve been wanting The Library Book since I read some great reviews!

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I had to share these!! I‘m certainly not purchasing them because they‘re $469, but look at these beautiful leather bound custom ASOIAF book jackets available on Etsy😧. I am feeling GOT fever right now and was looking for a set online because I only own the ebooks, but I‘ll have to admire these from afar😂

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Agreed, beautiful but PASS 3y
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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The latest installment in the Grishaverse is a little darker and a lot more developed. Zoya and Nina become iconic in King of Scars, I just loved reading their chapters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

“She wished the girl she‘d been could have lived this.”

Huh. Definitely a thought I‘ve had.

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

In Nikolai‘s experience, honesty was much like herbal tea—something well-meaning people recommended when they were out of better options.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Received this gorgeous book from @Slajaunie today! Can‘t wait to get into it💓— thank you so much!

Slajaunie Enjoy! 3y
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There was no state-run prosecution service. Instead, all cases had to be brought privately, making it a simple matter for feuds to find a vent in the courts. The prosecution of a rival might well prove a knockout blow. Officially the penalty for a defendant found guilty of a serious crime was death. In practice, because the Republic had no police force or prison system, a condemned man would be permitted to slip away into exile...

LitLogophile ...and even live in luxury, if he had succeeded in squirreling away his portable wealth in time. (edited) 3y
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I love to read multiple books at one, usually fiction at home and a nice nonfiction to carry around at work.

Now that I finished with my Romanov book, it‘s back to Rome between court appearances. Back in time but people are still getting murdered for no damn reason.

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Update: just purchased paperbacks of the Rappaport book I just read, two others, and the tagged book. I‘m stuck on this little slice of history and I need more!

kstadt929 I‘ve been wanting to read those too!! 3y
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The Romanovs are one of those subjects that you know isn‘t going to end well. I picked this book up to learn more about the doomed sisters and ended up loving them a little too much and hoping for an ending I knew to be impossible. Excellent book, I‘ll be reading Rappaport‘s entire Romanov collection. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 (In order: Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, Marie)

KarouBlue Rappaport is an incredible author and a wonderful historian! 3y
Susannah It‘s painful to get into a story like this one and wish that, by some magic, the doomed subjects might live. 3y
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Had a nice breakfast with my boyfriend before a quick stop to pick up just “one book” at our lovely little Carmichael‘s in Louisville. I‘ve been dying to get Priory but I couldn‘t resist Fire & Blood! 🔥🐉

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Has anyone read this?? I read the first 27% of this roughly 500 page book in two sittings.

Rappaport pulls back the veil on the famously private Romanovs in a tender and engaging way. I felt slightly uncomfortable when I realized that Alexandra likely wouldn‘t want me to know these things, and simultaneously realized how effective the writing is. I‘m enamored with it.

(Full disclosure: I adore nonfiction and all things Russian history.)

BookNAround I am fascinated by the last tsar and his family. 3y
CouronneDhiver @BookishTrish ☝🏽 sounds like your jam 3y
BookishTrish @CouronneDhiver YES! I haven‘t read it yet, but this is my thing. 3y
OrangeMooseReads I have this one but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m a bit obsessed with the Romanovs and Russia as well. 3y
Crazeedi This looks good, I've read several on the Romanovs but not this one 3y
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I loved every other book by Mitchell but this one was a no go 🤷🏻‍♀️

Mynameisacolour Same! I've tried reading this one twice now 😒 3y
KimM Same! I made it to the end. It didn‘t get better. I hope he puts out something new soon. 3y
rwmg I found it very interesting with the theme of trying to communicate in a foreign language 3y
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Finally cracked this open tonight and really enjoyed returning to this world :)

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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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This will go down as one of my all-time favorite #botm picks, and I definitely wouldn‘t be saying that if I bailed on it halfway through like I was tempted to.

It seems like a cheesy, unlikely mystery that I stuck with only because Ava is such a dynamic, realistic character. I cared what happened to her and by the end I was nearly in tears. Also, the writing is 👍🏼. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rather_be_reading i liked it too!! 3y
mcipher I read half of this when I got it from BOTM and then stopped because 🤷‍♀️ I do plan to pick it up again someday because I really wanted to know what happened next and I liked the writing. Weird how that happens sometimes. 3y
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