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Megpyre

Megpyre

Joined March 2017

Bookseller Extraordinaire
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Infomocracy: A Novel | Malka Older
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Plane reading.

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Forgot the book I was planning on reading in my car tonight, so I read this lady instead. It was a quite a charming slice of life story. Like Salinger meets Robin McKinley.

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What an absolute fucking delight.

readingjedi Sounds intriguing. Stacked. 11mo
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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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My god, Seanan‘s a monster. I don‘t know what we did to deserve her.

GondorGirl I'm going to follow you based on this review alone. 😍😂 11mo
Megpyre I‘m very much into very short emotion based reviews, it‘s kind of my MO. 11mo
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The Atrocities | Jeremy Shipp
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This is up next! Very much looking forward to it.

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Finding Baba Yaga | Jane Yolen
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I‘m doing pretty much anything I can to not start this book. Not a poetry reader... but Jane Yolen!

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Finding Baba Yaga | Jane Yolen

So, I‘m unreasonably nervous to start this book. As a fantasy reader at an early age Jane Yolen‘s Pit Dragon series was one of my favorites. I‘m not really a poetry reader and I‘m really worried that this book is going to be too deep out of my wheelhouse to love.

BookishMarginalia Good luck! 12mo
Megpyre Thanks! I‘m going to make an attempt at the complete Tor.com backlist this year, so I‘m going to be reading a bunch of stuff that isn‘t typically in my wheelhouse. 12mo
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A Taste of Honey | Kai Ashante Wilson
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The cadence of this book was very Robin McKinley, but the content was like nothing else I‘ve ever read.

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Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
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I‘m a bad nerd. I had never properly read this before. I had the travesty of an abridged audiobook in my youth, but it was only two cassettes long so really I didn‘t count. Pocket Thrawn (Apparently he was 5‘ 9” in Legends) is kind of a dick. Definitely like Tall Thrawn better.

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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There is the tiniest of chance of me finishing this in time for book club. (Image featuring lazy pit bull in the background) #pitbullsoflitsy #bookclub #literarypitbull

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Digging into this month‘s book club pick.

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Holy Crap. Read this book.

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So close and o, so far.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Assassin cults before getting work done on the literary sleeve. Finishing up Gutenberg today, I think. I hope.

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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I accidentally started Nevernight.

RaimeyGallant Whoopsie. :) 2y
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Up next! I stumbled upon the first in this series while rooting around in the Tor.com backlist catalogue and my heart has never felt more at home. I‘m really looking forward to the next two in the series.

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This was the least awful book in the series since the first one.

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I am going to hate read this book so freaking hard. I‘m going to enjoy every minute a seething about her shoddy world building and then rage about how great her books would be if she wrote urban fantasy.

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Tarkin | James Luceno
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It was just okay. I definitely finished the book with a better sense of who Tarkin is as a character, but definitely not the most gripping addition to the EU.

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Tarkin | James Luceno
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Tarkin | James Luceno

I‘ve spent an embarrassingly large amount of time searching Tmblr for a meme I say yesterday claiming that the only reason anyone would claim Tarkin is their favorite Star Wars book would be because it was the only one they‘d read. It‘s depressingly accurate.

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Tarkin | James Luceno
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Digging into this guy next. I really just want to be reading the next Thrawn book, but they‘re not ARCing them so I guess I‘ll just wait forever.

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Digging in to this on my day off! It‘s only a moderate cheat considering I sent four unanswered ARC request so I actually paid money for this book. Street dates be damned. #booksellerperks #margaretkilljoy #tordotcom #myrepismynemisis

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Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J Maas
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I think I just Love to hate her books. Her world building is super lazy. I struggle to immerse myself in a world with abundant indoor plumbing (introduced as early as 1550 in our world), what I can only deduce to be some type of gas fueled cook top (introduced in the 1820s), but are still fighting with bow and arrow when reliable black powder weapons began appearing in the 1300s. I JUST DON‘T UNDERSTAND.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Fairies, mead in fancy glassware, cameo by Fall Conference badge. #NIEBA #loot #arclife

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I'm pretty much the slowest reader known to man, but I'm going through this one at an impressive clip. It's an entertaining and well balanced read. #arc #feministfantasy

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The card section in my store, after hours is my favorite place to read.

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Bookseller life. I got this one early enough that I might even be able to write an indie next blurb for it. #ARCsfordays #slowestreaderever #kimwilkins #daughtersofthestorm

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Throwaways, Volume 1 | Caitlin Kittredge
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I think this one just wasn't for me. Art was fine, story was fine, just didn't make my heart sing.

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Throwaways, Volume 1 | Caitlin Kittredge
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This is not a bad way to start a comic. Bought this on pure author cred. I have no idea what the content of this book will be. #gamble #booksellerlife

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This was a cute book, but kind of silly. Certain stories greatly expanded on the flavor of Temeraire's world, but those seemed like filler for a mediocre novella. I enjoyed the 100 word stories at the end, but would have rather had those pages devoted to another short story.

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Whisper in the Stone | Kamilla Benko
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Digging into the first ARC in a fresh pile from the ABA. #arc #booksellerlife #whitebox #homework

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Wings Unseen | Rebecca Gomez Farrell
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New ARC showed up for me at the store today. Time to dig in.

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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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The book was a perfect, brutal, sinister faerie tale. Everything that I could have asked for and then a little bit more.

rather_be_reading is it YA? 2y
Megpyre It is, but it‘s Irish so there‘s no petulant love triangle. 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Why yes, I am hidden in my bookstore's card section reading with a post work treat after hours. Is that not what everyone does in their work place? #bookseller #livingthedream

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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First impression. This paper feels really nice.

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This is a local school's all school summer reading pick, and being a devoted bookseller I decided to give it a shot so I could talk to the kids about it. I was beyond amazing. Like I've been selling it to everyone who walks into the store and isn't too cool to be seen with a children's book. Do yourself a favor and put this at the top of your TBR pile.

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Lucifer Book Two | Mike Carey
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My Lucifer trade reread has triggered a floppy buying slip up. I guess I have a comic book collection again. Oops? #Lucifer #comicbooks #mikecarey

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Lucifer Book Two | Mike Carey
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Apparently I'm only reading books with pictures these days. On the bright side, I think I found a source that can get me single issues of the original run and they're not obscenely expensive.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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I read this purely because it had a dinosaur on the cover. Best impulse read ever!

On a more serious note. Age appropriate content for a young teen, relatable girl as the protagonist with an interest in STEM. Like give this to every child you know, right now.

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Lucifer Book One | Mike Carey
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Lucifer is pure perfection.

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Lucifer Book One | Mike Carey
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I'm slowly, slowly crawling through this book. Savoring it as I also work through On Tyranny.

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This was the perfect way to spend a dreary sick day on the couch.

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Lucifer Book One | Mike Carey
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Visiting an old friend. Lucifer is my all time favorite graphic novel. I was thrilled to discover recently that Mike Carey is also MR Carey who wrote The Girl With All The Gifts, so that got immediately added to my must read pile.

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Paper Girls Volume 2 | Brian K Vaughan
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Palate cleanser.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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This book was really, really, really bad. Shoddy world building, lackluster character development, and dismal analogs to the real world (I'm looking at you Yulemas). Young adults deserve better than this garbage.

Laalaleighh The rest of them are infinitely better. 3y
Megpyre @Laalaleighh I'm not sure I can read another one after this. Once I cleanse my palate a bit I'll read the second court book, but this series may be dead to me. 3y
Laalaleighh It really is the worst book. She really found her voice after getting that first one published. The other series is the same way. She's one of those rare writers that is better at sequels than introductory novels. But totally understand how you feel. If I hadn't read ACOTAR and ACOMAF before the first TOG I never would have picked her up again. 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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So, I'm due for a great book soon, this one isn't it. I'm dropping the money and just rereading Lucifer again in fancy compilations. Lucifer never let's me down. On a brighter note, I'm over halfway through this monstrosity.

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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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This book needed to be 30 pages shorter. It was charming but meandering. The world has ample potential but it's underdeveloped. I might have read the next one, but they're published by Amazon and they're not worth selling out over. Probably wouldn't have read the first one if I'd realized they were Amazon.

Taayasbooks But that's not the authors fault. And when you actually buy an amazon book on amazon it's the one time you don't harm the local stores. 3y
Megpyre @Taayasbooks I make a conscious choice not to support amazon in any of their ventures. Authors do have a choice whether they wish to partner with amazon knowing the harm they do throughout the industry. Had I felt a burning desire to read the rest of these or had I known they were an amazon publication from the beginning, I would have purchased used copies through an independent bookstore such as Powell's. 3y
Taayasbooks Authors usually don't have a choice with their debut novel. They have to take every offer they get. Look at how many times JKR was told Harry Potter would never be a success. But well, it's your decision. I for myself have made a vow never to buy books I really look forward to used as authors don't profit from those sales and I want to support the author. 3y
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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg

I'm going to make it through this book eventually. Then I'm going to have to review it. I hope I can find something good to say about it.

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The Paper Magician | Charlie N. Holmberg
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I have a gift for finding books about Origami Magic. I might have found my new favorite genre.