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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm

Joined May 2020

I desired dragons with a profound desire. - C.S. Lewis
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Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
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The Silk Road by Valerie Hansen
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I don‘t know how many of y‘all pay any attention to anything BookTube related, but there are two events coming up that I‘m pretty excited about.

June on the Range is hosted by Michael K. Vaughan and basically you just have to read at least one Western sometime in June.

Book Trek is hosted by Revenant Reads and runs June-August. You read Star Trek fiction, from whichever iteration you prefer. ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm My #JuneontheRange reads will be:
1. To Tame A Land by Louis L‘Amour
2. Bluefeather Fellini in the Sacred Realm by Max Evans
3. The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey

My #BookTrek2024 goal is to start with the first TNG related novel and read as many as I can before September.

Live long and prosper, y‘all!
🖖🤠
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Soubhiville Have fun! 7d
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This made me chuckle. I‘m getting ready to start Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson for #ClassicLSFBC and I was checking how many pages it has for tracking purposes. Finding David Brin books being suggested in the back felt like a very good sign that I‘ll likely enjoy this one too. 😅

It‘s a small world out there. 🥰

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Startide Rising | David Brin
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5 ⭐️s
I love this book SO much!! It‘s the 2nd book in Brin‘s Uplift series and I enjoyed it even more than the 1st, and I loved that one too! This story is set centuries later with an entirely different cast of characters. A spaceship with a crew of humans, dolphins and a chimp, stumbles upon a history altering find out in space. Now it finds itself the focus of countless dangerous galactic enemies. An epic science fiction adventure follows that⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm had me turning page after page. The multiple POVs is done really well, especially with the different species. I look forward to the next in this trilogy.

This was one of my #Roll100 picks for March.
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Woot! FOUR YEARS!!!

I love this app and the community it connects me to so much. I found it at the beginning of the pandemic. Life is so very different now, but Litsy remains a constant hub of happiness for me. Thank you all for making it my preferred social media “home”.

I find it sad that so often when I click on the other usernames on these that they‘re inactive. I hope those readers found a space that brought them joy. ❤️

IndoorDame Happy Litsyversary!!!!! 2w
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2w
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AmyG Happy Litsyversary! So glad you joined. 2w
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 2w
wanderinglynn Happy Litsyversary! 🎉🥳 2w
Deblovestoread Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Texreader Absolutely brilliant!! So glad you‘re here! Congratulations!! 2w
Ruthiella Happy Litsyversary! 🥳🥳🥳 2w
dabbe HL! 💙🩵💙 2w
marleed Happy Litsyversary! I always smile when I see a Litten return after life forced a reading break on them. Like you, I can‘t imagine my journey through the lockdown with this wonderful community! 2w
LeahBergen Woohoo! 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Roary47 Yay!!! 2w
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5 ⭐️s
An absolutely amazingly well researched book that goes into the eight remaining bear species, their past, present and mostly bleak future. I cried several times. Had to stop taking it to work as my break time read. The bit about the sun and moon bears was especially hard to read. I knew the future of bears (like most things that share this planet with us) was dire, but this was certainly eye-opening.

April‘s #Naturalitsy read.

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Woohoo!!! Fresh #BookSpin picks! Here are mine for May. Both have been patiently waiting on the list since last year. 😅

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 3w
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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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3 ⭐️s

I don‘t normally do this, but this book absolutely won‘t allow me to edit my thoughts down enough to fit Litsy‘s word count cap. So here‘s a link to my Goodreads review:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2135109536

This was also my March #Doublespin for #BookspinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
Ruthiella I just sent you a friend request on Goodreads. It‘s been a while since I read this but I think I remember Rachel. She had the second head, right? I agree that there is the suggestion that humanity will go on and that is an optimistic view. 👍 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Awesome! Added you! ❤️ Rachel is the second head. But the book implies that she‘s an immaculate conception akin to Christ. 3w
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My #BookBingoFromHell so far. I‘ve already read 10 new to me authors so I get a ☄️ and the number reset. My treat was to play Fallout uninterrupted for several hours. It was bliss. I hadn‘t touched a video game in over a year, since after the Wyrmling was born I dropped many of my hobbies. 😅

I got the blank template from Literary Diversions on YouTube/instagram.

5feet.of.fury Love Fallout! Have you seen the show? 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @5feet.of.fury YES!! We LOVED it! I‘m so happy they did a good job on it. I was worried with Amazon‘s reputation. 😅 3w
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I really thought this process would be easier. 😅 I really had to deliberate with myself on which books got to move onto the next bracket. I can only imagine what it will be like once I hit the halfway point. I‘m trying to hold off on adding the first two bonus books until I get to the end of June. Then I‘ll select them from everything I read the first half of the year.

Thanks to @CSeydel for the original template!

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1. Farm.
2. Not necessarily a place but a process. I couldn‘t think of a book with a farm that I actually want to live on. Anne of Green Gables might be close but I wouldn‘t want to live in that time period. 😅

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!😊📖 1mo
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My May list for #BookSpinBingo. 🥰

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Can't believe May is almost here!!!! 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheAromaofBooks Same! It seems like ever since the start of Covid, time is more and more an abstract concept as each year goes by. 😅🤣 1mo
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My #Roll100 picks for May. Two continuations of a series and a nonfiction that‘s been sitting on my TBR for quite a while.

5feet.of.fury Wild is really good! I was really surprised by it! 1mo
Roary47 Wild was a really good one. 1mo
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A Canticle for Leibowitz | Walter M. Miller
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It‘s a gorgeous day out! Letting The Wyrmling play in his water table while I attempt to get in a few pages of this new read. Forecast says it‘s supposed to drop back down to the 30-40 range in the next few days so we‘re enjoying it while we can. 😔

Watching the last episode of Fallout tonight and ordering my favorite pizza. It‘s going to be a great day! 🥰

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Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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5 ⭐️s
After my first Simak merely a week ago, I was nervous about how much I might like this one. I ADORE it! It‘s a library copy but I love it so much it‘s been added to my list of books to buy for my collection. Enoch is such a wonderful protagonist. Just enough of the old fashioned without being a patriarchal ass. His relationships with all the supporting characters were so lovely. I will absolutely be picking up more Simak in the future!

Ruthiella I really liked this one too. BTW did you finally finish Dahlgren or did you bail? 😱🤔 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Lol, I bailed at a little over halfway. It was such a relief. 😅🤣 How about you? 1mo
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Ruthiella I bailed too! 🤣 1mo
RamsFan1963 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Dhalgren, and 90% of Delany's work IMO, is a very acquired taste. You either love it or hate it, there's no grey area in between. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RamsFan1963 The parts that I did like in Dhalgren, I REALLY liked. It‘s what got me so far into the book. I might give another one of his a try in the future. My recent experience with Simak proved I can‘t judge an author by one book, for sure. 1mo
RamsFan1963 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm If you're going to read more Simak, can I recommend They Walked Like Men and Why Call Them Back From Heaven?. Those are two of my favorites by him, he also writes great short stories. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RamsFan1963 Thanks, I‘ll definitely check those out! I really do enjoy his writing and want to read more of him. 1mo
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1. Stranger in the Mirror
It‘s been hard coming to grips with how much I‘ve changed since getting pregnant and having The Wyrmling. Not just physically but emotionally and mentally as well. Although it‘s still a surprise when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. My mental image of myself hasn‘t updated to the new outer look…

2. Tagged. Excellent book about an adventure I could never hope to survive, but loved reading about.

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a great day 😀 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence I totally relate to that feeling. Not due to pregnancy, just aging/body changes. It‘s jarring sometimes, isn‘t it? Sending hugs! 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you, sending hugs back! 🥰 It really is. I know I have extra pounds hanging around but I‘m not really aware of it until I walk past the bathroom mirror to take a shower. It honestly doesn‘t really get me down unless I‘m having a bad day already. I knew I wasn‘t going to have the same body after carrying and squeezing out a whole child. 😅 I‘m just surprised my brain hasn‘t caught up with it. 1mo
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Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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4 ⭐️s
I‘m surprised how much I enjoyed this. My heart hurt for the two characters but also I was happy for them and what little time they did have. It took some adjustment for me due to it being an affair, and I was a bit surprised how accepting I was of it. The quietness of the love is what I think did it for me. In a world where 99% of the romance books are just thinly veiled smut, it was refreshing.

This was my #BookSpin for March.

TheLudicReader I read this 30 years ago and I bawled like a baby. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @TheLudicReader It‘s definitely heartbreaking. 💔 1mo
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Special Deliverance | Clifford D. Simak
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3 ⭐️s
My first Simak, I‘ll be tackling another once my library hold comes in. I enjoyed the writing and sped through the book. The ending was quite a letdown. I was especially annoyed with the blatant misunderstanding of evolution and how the entire narrative hinged on that misunderstanding. There were several loose ends that remained undone by the end as well. Still enjoyable enough for me to look forward to reading another by the author.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm One of my #Roll100 choices from March. 1mo
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A Memory of Light | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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1. There are many people that if I were to describe my feelings for them might fit the description of a personal hero, but I shy away from using such a label. Unfortunately I‘ve come to regret the ones I‘ve labeled as such in the past. In all honesty (as vain as I‘m sure it sounds) the person that is most likely to be my hero is myself.
2. This entire series has numerous heroes in it, so I chose the final book.

#Two4Tuesday

Deblovestoread That sounds like someone who understands their self worth not vanity. 🙌🏼 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Deblovestoread Thank you. ❤️🤗❤️ 1mo
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Special Deliverance | Clifford D. Simak
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1. Checked off the eclipse. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can go for a hike Saturday.
2. Coffee. I don‘t snack a lot while reading, but a good dark chocolate if I do.
3. I love matching my bookmarks to what I‘m reading. Whether it‘s by theme or color.
4. Currently reading multiples. I‘ll tag the one I‘m likely to finish this week then add the others in the comments.

Tagged if you were in the path of totality!

#MotivationalMonday

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Totality. I‘ve seen an eclipse before but never been in the path of totality. Truly a unique experience. The pic is with my phone, so nothing great, just the universe doing its thing. To the right you can see the little spot of light, Venus, and the little light to the left is Jupiter.

The Wyrmling was thoroughly impressed. I don‘t think he‘ll be capable of remembering it, but that‘s what photos and videos are for. ❤️🌌❤️

Graywacke Fantastic. Unfortunately we were clouded over. 1mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Graywacke I was really anxious about that. Our forecast kept saying it was going to be cloudy, but it was just wisps. I‘m sorry you didn‘t get to experience the full effect. 1mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Blood Of The Fold | Terry Goodkind
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5 ⭐️s
I honestly can‘t help but love this series. 😅 This one really started to branch out the multiple POVs a lot more than the previous ones. I always enjoy that. I‘m so glad I saw through the bs at the beginning or I would have been awfully upset. I still adore Richard and Kahlan. Even though he is still a big doofus a lot of the time. Zedd was fun as always. The supporting cast continues to be fleshed out more and I love many of them as well.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This was one of my January #Roll100, counts as a “Mini Chunkster” for #ChunksterChallenge2024, and is one of my continued #SeriesLove2024 reads. ❤️ 1mo
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The Postman
Bladerunner
Jurassic Park

It‘s very uncommon for me to think the movie is better, but I couldn‘t finish the snooze fest that is The Postman and absolutely loathe Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (the book Bladerunner is very loosely based on). Jurassic Park is still a good book but the movie is much more fun and of course Hammond is actually likable. 😅

#TLT

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 Thanks for sharing. 💚🩷💚 2mo
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Two very different choices for April‘s #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin 😅 I‘ve fallen behind with my reading goal for the year so I may have to focus on some of the shorter reads that are on this years TBR. We‘ll see. 🤷‍♀️

BkClubCare Candide is quick, tho! 👍 (Unless you start chasing thoughts that add up as you read it. . . .) 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @BkClubCare Lol, yes, I‘m hoping to use that one as a way to play catch up. I have a few others from previous number draws that are also fairly short, so I‘ll very likely focus on all of them soon. 😅 2mo
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Unless a miracle happens this is all I‘m getting for the first quarter bingo of the year. I read more than this but didn‘t leave spaces for extra reads/prompts. So hopefully the free spaces I put on the second quarter bingo help me out there. 😅 But hey, one bingo! Better than I usually do with a monthly bingo! ❤️

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Time to cleanse my palette after my last read… 😅 So glad tomorrow‘s Friday. 😮‍💨

Hopefully taking The Wyrmling to the zoo on Saturday then Sunday‘s all day with family. The flowers are coming up in my garden and soon I‘ll be able to read outside again!

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World War Z
The Hobbit
Interview With the Vampire

#TLT
#ThreeListThursday

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView 🥰
If you‘re reading this, consider yourself tagged!

dabbe 1: Now on the TBR! 2: YES! 🤩 3: Have you read all of her vampire books? I only read this one (LOVED it), but I never read another, and I don't know why. 🤔 Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @dabbe I hope you enjoy World War Z, it‘s my most reread book. 🥰 I read several Anne Rice vampire novels. I want to do a full read of the entire series someday. The Vampire Lestat is a lot of fun because Lestat goes on about how Louis (in his opinion) didn‘t tell the whole truth in Interview. 😅 The world building in the following novels is really fantastic in my opinion. If you enjoyed Interview, I highly recommend continuing. ❤️ 2mo
dabbe @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Thanks for your view; Anne Rice is back on the TBR! 🤩 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @dabbe Yay! Very welcome! I hope you enjoy! ❤️ 2mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! Loved Interview With the Vampire! 2mo
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Blackmailed by the Beast | Georgia Le Carre
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Ugh. Hated it. The smut scenes aren‘t even worth it. Just go read something on AO3. I‘m glad I got this as a freebie because there is no way I‘d forgive myself for wasting money on this… I told my husband I don‘t think the author has ever actually had sex or at least not fulfilling sex. 😅 Red flags everywhere. I literally got the heebie-jeebies from the cringe. 😖 I hope the super powerful AI the MMC created destroys them all. 🤣

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1. Most people I read are dead or out of the game. 😅 Stephen King is definitely an author I can never pass up and Grady Hendrix is a new one that I don‘t think could disappoint me.
2. Wheel of Time series for fantasy. The Stand for horror. Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy for science fiction.
3. Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson. No one could have taken over Jordan‘s work like Sanderson did.

#WondrousWednesday

The_Penniless_Author When I read your first sentence, I thought I had clicked on my own post by mistake. 🤣 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @The_Penniless_Author 🤣😂🤣 I didn‘t even realize I used almost the exact same wording. My bad! 🤣😂🤣 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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The quarterly bingo is working out for me so far, so I‘ll continue with this new board for April-June. Left myself some free spaces this time so I don‘t risk reading something that doesn‘t fit a space on the board. 😅

I use my spin app to choose what prompt fills each box.

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My #BookSpin list for April! So looking forward to warmer weather so I can sit outside and read again. 🥰

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
willaful Oh, I hope you get We Have Always Lived in the Castle! Such a great book. 2mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @willaful Honestly I might read it even if it doesn‘t get picked. It‘s been on my Bookspin list for ages and just keeps getting missed. 😅 2mo
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My April #Roll100 picks!

PuddleJumper Watership Down! So much childhood trauma 😂 2mo
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5 ⭐️s
An absolutely amazing story of survival. What these men went through is unimaginable and they faced it all head on. Shackleton was a rare kind of leader that got his men through the most unforgiving place on Earth. Nothing could stop them and the way they kept their humanity through it all is inspiring. Lansing brought all their accounts together in one compelling book, giving the reader a first hand look at what humans are capable of.

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3.5 ⭐️s
For the first 7/8 of this book I loved it. That last 1/8 hit and it went from a hard 5 to barely above a 3. I really loved the characters and how human Doerr portrayed them. No one was villainized with a vague stroke. Of course there are Nazis and they are very much in the wrong. But Doerr reminds us that unfortunately they are just as human as those they sought to exterminate. The end just felt so lackluster for what he‘d built up to.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This was my #Bookspin for February. 2mo
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Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
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5 ⭐️s
It‘s often difficult to rate and review classics. This was a rather short/quick read. For me, it was a heartbreaking story of both the darkness man brings down upon his fellow humans and the darkness within that envelopes even the greatest minds at the end of life. No one is immune to the march of time. What is left of us is scant, half remembered truths that we have no say in. The parts about the infection of the western world upon the ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Continent weren‘t overly gory but still incredibly horrific. “The horror, the horror!” Indeed.

One of the books off of my Dad‘s TBR for me.
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My #BookSpin list for March. February wasn‘t as productive of a reading month as January. One of the books I‘ve been reading had me dreading picking it up, so I blame it. 😅 Hopefully March will be a better reading month for me, both in quality and quantity.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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A very sci-fi and fantasy heavy #Roll100 for March. 😅❤️
Startide Rising and Centaur Aisle are both continuations of series that I need to read. Special Deliverance will be my first Simak.

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Dhalgren | Samuel R. Delany
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Thank goodness this buddy read isn‘t due until the end of March. I‘m just over 50% through and I desperately need a break. Probably going to set it aside for a week and see if I have any urge to pick it back up. I‘m so confused on where the science fiction is? Other than the pretty little light shows that the scorpions wear, I don‘t get a sci-fi vibe from it… Not sure WHAT vibe I get from it. Just…confused and exhausted by it.
#ClassicLSFBC

Ruthiella Yeah. I‘m considering bailing, which is rare for me. I don‘t think there‘s any point to the narrative and I really need some plot to follow…😳 (edited) 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella I don‘t typically bail either, but sometimes it just has to be done. Yes, my thoughts exactly about nonsensical narrative and slim if not nonexistent plot. Plus there‘s some stuff going on where I am that just sort of gives me the heebie-jeebies… I‘m typically pretty forgiving of “problematic” plot points, but that‘s usually when I can see some sort of reason for it… 3mo
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1. I think it‘s been about fifteen years since we moved into our current place?
2. Anne of Green Gables

A day late with this one. 😅
Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Never too late to play! Have a great day!💜📖📚 3mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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5 ⭐️s
A reread for me. The last time I read it I was in middle school. I was shocked at how much of my memory of it had been hijacked by the films. I‘m curious to see how much I misremember from the following trilogy. 😅 This will always be a very nostalgic story for me. I felt a profound connection to the young woman I was when I first read it and fell in love with Tolkien‘s world. ❤️
This was part of my February #Roll100

lil1inblue I love the last sentence of your review. It really resonated! 😍 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @lil1inblue Aww, I‘m glad! It‘s crazy to think of what my life would be like without LOTR. It‘s such an integral part of who I am that I really think I‘d be a vastly different person without it. 3mo
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 3mo
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Hey guys! My cousin is the artist for this comic. He‘s done a lot of work before for the big comic companies but this is his first creator owned comic endeavor. Any support would be great, even just sharing the kickstarter link. Although pledging does come with some pretty sweet rewards. 😍

If you like Doctor Who or League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I‘m sure you‘ll love this comic!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manbomb/omega-1

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I was doing so well too! I think I‘ve come to the realization that I just can‘t put a complete embargo on myself and expect myself to not rebel. 😅 I think I might have to start giving myself a gimme here and there to let off the built up pressure or the Mucinex fueled spending spree I went on last night will just happen again. 😬

mcctrish Absolutely I can say whatever I want to myself but new books come out or buddy reads get presented or library wait times are crushing and all the wheels fall off good intentions 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @mcctrish Yes! I mean, I really should know better. I live inside the same head as the book goblin. 🤣 3mo
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5 ⭐️s

An excellent read! Probably one of if not THE best book on dinosaurs I have ever read. It‘s written in such a way that anyone could pick it up and read it. You don‘t need to be obsessed with dinosaurs like I am to understand it. It flows beautifully from the time before the dinosaurs, through their rise to the top, their reign as the dominant creatures on the planet, to their rather violent demise. Absolutely love this! It was a library ⬇️

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm borrow, but I‘ll definitely be adding it to my own personal library in the future! 3mo
TheBookHippie I love this ! 3mo
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Dhalgren | Samuel R. Delany
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It‘s taking me a bit to really get into this one. I think mostly it‘s the writing style. It‘s not bad, by any means, just something to get used to…

Ruthiella Yes, me too. I need to restart it with a different mindset because the beginning is confusing. 3mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella I‘m glad I‘m not alone! 🤣❤️ I think I‘m starting to get a grasp on it. It‘s still a bit like a fever dream, but I think that‘s the intent. We‘re just as lost and confused as The Kidd. 😅 3mo
RamsFan1963 @Ruthiella @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I read this first when I was 15 and I'm still perplexed by it 45 years later. Its unsettling and slightly unreal, that always makes me feel a little of center. 3mo
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My February #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin! Both have been on my TBR for ages so I‘m looking forward to knocking them off.

CBee Ooooooo All the Light is just….. oh it‘s so good. I hope you enjoy it ♥️ 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 4mo
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The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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4 ⭐️s
The beginning is a bit slow but boy that second half of the book flies by! I‘m much more used to action-packed sci-fi, so I wasn‘t expecting something so philosophical. But I loved it. The themes this book touches on are extremely relevant today. There were times I disliked Shevek, but overall I think he‘s a character that will rattle around comfortably in my brain for a long time. I‘m definitely hooked on this author now! ❤️
#ClassicLSFBC

Ruthiella Wow! You flew through that! 😃 I think, however you, @kwmg40 and I are the only ones who read it. Do you think I should post a couple discussion questions anyway? (edited) 4mo
RamsFan1963 @Ruthiella I'm almost finished, about 50 pages to go. 4mo
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Posting to brag about my husband surprising me by making a whole set of eight concealed “floating” bookshelves. Now to figure out where I want to hang them. Then to choose the lucky books to be displayed! ❤️🥰❤️

Crazeedi That's awesome!! Creative! 4mo
Melismatic I love this idea!! 💖 4mo
Ruthiella What a great guy! You‘ll have to show us when they‘re up and filled with books. 📚 (edited) 4mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Crazeedi Right? My brain doesn‘t function like his so I was just like, 😱 “How?!” 🤣😂 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Melismatic I had seen similar ones on someone‘s BookTube channel and had made an offhand comment about them, not thinking anything of it. Then he just comes home with them like, “Ta-da!” 😅❤️ 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Right?! 🥰 I can‘t decide whether I should use them to show off some of my fav books or if I should use them for my TBR so that they‘re always changing. 🤔 4mo
Melismatic @MegaWhoppingCosmicBook that is too cute! What a sweetheart! 4mo
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1. Definitely Stephen King‘s It.

2. That‘s a tough one. I have some really great ones lined up. Probably my reread of The Hobbit. I haven‘t read the LOTR series since middle school, so I‘m excited to revisit Middle Earth as an adult with new perspectives.

Consider yourself tagged if you‘re reading this! ❤️

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Enjoy that reread. Thanks for playing! 4mo
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I can‘t believe it actually happened! I put one spot on my #Roll100 list down as a reread space for a beloved series. I figured out of 100, it had a super slim chance of getting picked, but only two months into the new year and BAM! So I chose LOTR since it‘s been the longest since I read it. I also decided to go ahead and start with The Hobbit, just like I did in middle school when I first read the series. ❤️🥰❤️

PuddleJumper 🤣 4mo
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My #BookSpin list for February. I‘m going to continue carrying the list over throughout the year and just slip new choices into the emptied spots. I‘m also strictly putting only my physically owned books on here.

The weather in my area is acting like Spring is already here, but I don‘t buy it. Something‘s coming round the corner, I just know it. 😅

Crazeedi Good idea to keep unread ones on instead of a whole new list! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yeah, I'm eyeing next week's temperatures very suspiciously 😂 4mo
AmyG I am trying to carry the list over, too. 4mo
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The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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My copy finally came in from the other library to mine! Let‘s see if I can get it read before February. 😅
#ClassicLSFBC

Ruthiella Wishing you luck! 🤞 4mo
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