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Maewyn

Maewyn

Joined January 2018

Fantasy, SciFi, Occasional Randomness
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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
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Moonflowers | David A. Gray
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This book is good so far!

Crazeedi I like your plan!😉❤ 20h
Maewyn @Crazeedi It is a to do list that I can actually complete.🤣 17h
Crazeedi @Maewyn for sure! My kind of list!😉❤ 16h
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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A death centered library haul for this Halloween week.💀

rachelsbrittain I loved Gideon the Ninth! Such a wild ride. 3mo
Maewyn @rachelsbrittain Yes! And now we have to wait until next summer for Harrow. 💀 3mo
rachelsbrittain I know. The worst part about good series 💀💀 3mo
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For the absolute horrible start these books had, I really enjoyed the ending. It tied everything together nicely and was well paced and suitably epic.

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Demon Magic and a Martini | ANNETTE. MARIE
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I am enjoying this series which started with Three Mages and a Margarita.

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Last Dragon Standing | Rachel Aaron
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I am loving this series. This is the final book. There are dragons, mages, magic and pigeons.... The series is available on Kindle Unlimited but add the audio because the narrator is awesome.

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Freya | Matthew Laurence
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This was pretty good. I found it to be a quick read that stayed interesting through out. There were a couple of inconsistencies that annoyed me. They are pretty minor on the spoilers but I will post them in the comment under a spoiler tag anyway. Overall a good light read about deities dealing with the modern world.

Maewyn There was reference to Freya's fondness for pigs and cats and how eating pork would be taboo. Then pork is mentioned on the menu several times later, including one where Freya herself is eating it. The other is that several times there are body positive comments about women and weight but later a comment is mentioned that implies fat people are lazy just to make a quick joke.😡 4mo
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Divine Misfortune | A. Lee Martinez
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What kind of idiot points a gun at the one person in the room he doesn‘t want to shoot? You shouldn‘t need a class for that.

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Divine Misfortune | A. Lee Martinez
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Divine Misfortune | A. Lee Martinez
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For the Horde!

#dedication

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Abhorsen | Garth Nix
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Finished Abhorsen. It was really good. I think the pacing was right and the ending wrapped the series up very well. I did want to know about what happened with the characters afterward but I think that would have been the case no matter where it ended.

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Lirael | Garth Nix
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I liked this book. I even think I like Lirael more than Sabriel. However, Sam was very annoying and whiney. I hope there is character growth in the next one for him or that he has less prominence. Mogget is charming, as always.

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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This was good. I am intrigued by the world. The book kept up a good flow of action. I am a bit disappointed that book two takes up with a different protagonist. We'll see how it goes.

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This was a cute middle grade book. Hamlet's parents are professors with Elizabethan flare. Her sister is a seven year old genius... And now going to her Junior High. So much for coasting through eighth grade unseen. The characters are interesting and believable,for the most part. The story's school based drama may not be edge of your seat excitement but it flowed and was enjoyable.

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Gamer Girl | Mari Mancusi
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This book was an Express train from point A to point B. There were no side stops or unexpected destinations. Some of it was scenic but not exciting. It was an easy read but there was no feeling that everything might not turn out exactly as planned and the main character gets picked on but otherwise doesn't have much in the way of flaws.

Maewyn However, more books can totally be made about girls gaming and reading manga.😁 5mo
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Gamer Girl | Mari Mancusi
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New old book from 2nd and Charles. Reading on my lunch break.

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Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Robert A Heinlein
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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Reading the second book of Caraval while listening to a spectacular thunderstorm.

Crazeedi I think it's headed our way! Thunderstorm watch tonight till 11pm 7mo
Maewyn It came about quickly, was spectacular and then was over in a flash. 7mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Whichever workout you can stick with.😉

taraWritesSci 😂 8mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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I feel like I should put a bunch of hashtags with this quote. #lianemoriarty #librarybook Okay, I am done. 😛

julesG 😁😉 8mo
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This was good until the last section and then it just dragged on. I liked the little medicine man and wished there was more of him but I was just getting tired of the whining and self doubt that would flip in the same little section to a speech straight out of a yoga seminar about being your higher self and other such cliche things.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I listened to the audiobook read by the author. I liked it. I already thought she was an amazing first lady but listening to the book added other things I didn't know that added to her awesomeness. This is Michelle's take on her life from childhood through the two terms in the Whitehouse. I say that to say that she explains her point of view on some of the incidents that were taken badly in the media. A biographer might be more impartial.

Maewyn But I like autobiographical books better than something written by someone else. It is the person's own truth and if I find them interesting enough to read about then that is what I want to hear. 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Saw her speak last night! She's amazing. 💖 10mo
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Widdershins | Jordan L. Hawk
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A female archaeologist talking about the number of phallic symbols prevalent in her line of work.

jpmcwisemorgan I love this series. Are you reading it? 10mo
Maewyn @jpmcwisemorgan Yes,a friend recommended them. I am trying to get said friend to come to Litsy but so far there has been resistance. 10mo
jpmcwisemorgan I love this series. I belong to the FB group for the author too. Maybe if your friend doesn‘t want to try Litsy yet that could be something you do together first? 10mo
Maewyn @jpmcwisemorgan Thanks for the info! 10mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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I think this often about people's Instagram and Facebook feeds.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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This was good. I figured it out ahead of time but that didn't keep it from being well written. I also liked that it was a plot that could be figured out instead of those that cheat by adding in something that was never even hinted at leading up to the conclusion to keep people from figuring out who done it/how ahead of time. The characters in this were real and consistent.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This was good. The story was well written and one that needed telling.

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Library sale book haul.

Branwen That is an epic-ly awesome book haul! 😀 10mo
Maewyn @Branwen Thank you! I was really sad I hadn't gotten there right at open. There were so many people already there picking through things. 10mo
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I can get behind being grounded, amused and monumental.

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Started Eat Pray Love.

Rae2 I haven‘t read the book, but I eventually enjoyed the movie. It is one of those that I had to be in the mood for. I rented and got bored with the movie twice. When I rented it a third time, I watched the whole thing and enjoyed it. 11mo
Maewyn The book is pretty amusing so far. Which was a surprise, I don't remember the movie being that funny. 11mo
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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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This was good too. It didn't suffer from second book lag. The twists were still going strong in the plot and I was left sad that the next book isn't available and doesn't yet have a due date. 😔

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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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The Fork is strong with this book...

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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This was good. The concept was different. I liked that the AI in this isn't evil; it genuinely wants the best for mankind. It alludes to whether death makes life meaningful because in the book they have conquered death, illness and suffering. There is also commentary on the government because it is far less corrupt in the hands of an AI than it ever was in the hands of humans. @Elma

Maewyn But with all the weight above, it is actually a fast paced story about people licensed to kill in an overpopulated world. 12mo
Elma Great review! I'm so glad you liked it. 12mo
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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I am enjoying this book so far. 🙂

Elma I just finished this one and I loved it. Interested to hear your thoughts when you finish. 12mo
Maewyn @Elma Will do. It is engaging so far! 12mo
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The Space Between | Dete Meserve
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This was a good book. It was an easy read; which was good because I have been in a reading slump so far this year. The who done it part was easy to figure out but the story was good despite that. I liked the relationship. @Rae2 let me borrow it. Thanks! 😁

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Good, short story. The end wasn't quite the one I was hoping for but good none the less. This reading choice is no reflection on @Rae2 's nature.😉

Rae2 My Sister the Serial Killer? Really?! Those were just rumors. Besides, doesn‘t count as serial if all those people disappeared at once. 😝 12mo
Maewyn Lol! You make a valid but troubling point.😁 12mo
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Handles | Jan Mark
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Mine is from the name I chose in EverQuest years ago. My friend said to pick a name that could be shortened to three letters and still sound good. This was excellent advice. My sister, @Rae2 , went by Raewyn and my brother by Zaewyn. @kaye

Geeklet This is the best advice I‘ve ever heard for choosing a name for your MMO character. 13mo
Maewyn @Geeklet Yeah, the boyfriend didn't listen. He named his character Hawthorne. Which is a cool name until it is shortened to Haw. 😈 13mo
monalyisha Neat! What is your avatar image from? 11mo
Maewyn @monalyisha Thanks! It is from the Dollify app. 11mo
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The Yellow Canes | Thomas L. Robertson
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My sister gave me this book for Christmas. Our dad read it to us when we were little. Also changing my gel nail polish which is a long process. @Rae2

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Firefly - Big Damn Hero | Nancy Holder, James Lovegrove
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Early morning reading before early morning work.

taraWritesSci I am hoping this one is under the tree--hints were dropped--otherwise I'm heading out the next day to get it. I love Firefly! 💛 13mo
Maewyn @taraWritesSci Me too! This was totally supposed to be a present but I was planning on reading it before sending it on. Now I think I can't give it up and I will get her other books instead. 🤪 13mo
Maewyn @taraWritesSci As a sidenote,every time I see your handle come up I want to change mine to @ taraReadsScifi. 😉 13mo
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Rae2 @Maewyn So, how much will you bribe me not to tell her? 😜 13mo
Maewyn @Rae2 Not necessary, I have other stuff for her. I can say I found something I thought she would like more. *Whistles innocently* 13mo
taraWritesSci @Maewyn hahaha, balanced! 13mo
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Firefly - Big Damn Hero | Nancy Holder, James Lovegrove
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This is giving me all the Firefly feels.❤️

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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This was very good. It was well written and the conclusion wrapped it up nicely.

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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Book haul. The top three are from my sister, @Rae2 . The rest are from Goodwill.

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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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This was good. Unexpected. I was glad that ending wasn't a cliche Hollywood type thing where the main character realizes every dream and lives happily ever after. I haven't watched the series. Is it any good?

DivineDiana I loved the book! Started the series, but only watched the first episode. It was good, but you know what they say about the book! 😉 13mo
Maewyn @DivineDiana I am definitely glad I read the book first but I do hope to see the series at some point soon. I am glad you didn't find it an instant nope.😁 13mo
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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I just finished the whole series. These were very good. Loved all of them!

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#papergirlsgiveaway Thank you for the giveaway @BookishGirl06 ! I am thankful that I have Thanksgiving off. My work is open on Thanksgiving because people continue to shop on the day so the company won't pass up the chance to make money. I would be even more thankful if I had Black Friday off but that is too much to hope for.😞

BookishGirl06 I pretty much have the same thing going on. I have thanksgiving off, my store is open that day and I‘m working Black Friday too. But I have the next week off so looking forward to that 14mo
Maewyn @BookishGirl06 That would definitely be incentive to get through the most evil retail day of the year! 14mo
Trashcanman They should force non essential businesses to close on Thanksgiving giving but what the hell do I know. #greed #whothehellneedstogobuyshitonthanksgiving #stuff #alwaysjuststuff #consumers 14mo
Maewyn @Trashcanman yeah, I had a lady with a handful of stuff say to me. "It is a shame you guys are open on Thanksgiving. At least you got to spend the afternoon with family right?" No, I didn't actually because I have to travel to see my family and I didn't have the day off. She wasn't amused with my non-guilt assuaging answer. 14mo
Trashcanman @Maewyn good for you, I mean we are all consumers but fighting and trampling people for stuff the day after or even the day that we are supposed to be grateful for shit is completely lost on so many. 14mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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This was good. A quick read. There were stereotypes and people who weren't a stereotype. Several characters had interesting depth though many were fairly one dimensional but necessary. The big cast of characters is part of the book's appeal.

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GuRu | RuPaul
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Reading RuPaul's new book.

jmofo Is it weird I‘m always offering something to bring but I don‘t want to go to any parties? 1y
Maewyn @jmofo 😂 Nope, I like baking things but I rarely like parties. Would I enjoy it better than sitting at home with my book? No? Then I usually won't go. 😆 (edited) 1y
Maewyn A few pages over RuPaul says he is an introvert masquerading as an extrovert and that between shots he likes to conserve his energy for when the cameras are rolling. 1y
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Congratulations @4thhouseontheleft ! Thank you for the #ilovelitsygiveaway😊 Another recommendation is the Raven Cycle series of you haven't read them yet. I love the focus on each of the characters that makes them so complex and adds to the story.

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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@callunakeep Thank you so much for the book! It was wonderful. I loved the in depth telling of the story that weaved in other Greek myths and fleshed out a character that is seen only as a witch. The writing was beautiful and rich but never so weighty that it was dry. Someone needs to write a book about Freya in the same way. I feel the Norse Gods are getting a lot of attention lately but not the Goddesses.

callunakeep I am soo happy that you loved it as much as I did! You should add Song of Achilles to your TBR also if it isn‘t already, it is equally as good! I totally agree about Freya! Thanks to Neil Gaiman and Marvel (R.I.P. Stan Lee😢) the Norse gods have gotten a lot of attention lately, leaving their amazing goddesses virtually unexplored! 1y
Maewyn @callunakeep It is on my tbr. 😁 There is one that is YA about Freya but just reading the description and reviews I figure there is a good chance that I won't like it. 1y
callunakeep @Maewyn I wasn‘t aware of this one! Having read the description and reviews I am also thinking I won‘t like it, but am adding it to my tbr in the hopes that I will be pleasantly surprised! 😝 1y
Maewyn @callunakeep I should do that also. I looked at Scribd and the library to see if I could read it free but no such luck. 1y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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This reminds me of a trick that a friend played in a very old text based computer game. He named himself "No one" and when people put in commands to search for him or to attack him they wouldn't work. "No one enters the room.". "You attack no one."

Trashcanman Clever 1y
Maewyn @Trashcanman Yeah, he is often too clever for his own good, much like Odysseus in this book.😁 1y
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