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OverMyColdCoffee

Joined May 2016

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett
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Mastiff | Tamora Pierce
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Got to work early this morning so I sat in the square by this magnificent bird to read some of Terrier. He matches the book cover wonderfully

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well, I‘m glad to say I was right in my review of Terrier and Beka has absolutely grown on me and I got used to her way of speaking fairly soon into Bloodhound. As always, there‘s a fantastic and diverse supporting cast and callbacks to other Tortall books and I can‘t wait to start Mastiff. Read as part of the Summer 2018 Scavenger Hunt at the Book Lust Guild on Habitica.

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ah, Tortall. How I‘ve missed you. I think one of my favourite things was seeing the family names of people from the (chronologically) later books. I‘m a little so-so about Beka herself, so far. She‘s a little colder than I‘m used to for a Pierce heroine. The supporting cast were brilliant, though. I‘m particularly fond of Beka‘s Dog mentors and Pounce the cat.

Part of the Summer 2018 Scavenger Hunt for the Book Lust Guild on Habitica.

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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⭐️⭐️ The real reason to stick with Ready Player One is the same reason I love playing RPGs: epic quest lines, boss fights and of course, amazing loot. But the real payoff? Solving an amazing riddle, that feeling of ‘yes, this was an incredible journey!‘, the final twist that makes it all worth it? You just don‘t get it with Ready Player One. You might be better off playing Skyrim. Again.

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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Slowly organising my books and sorting my TBR pile. I‘ve loved all of the Tortall books (TP does fantastic female characters and diverse casts) and these have been in my stack for years now. I think these are going to be next reads, once I‘ve finished Night Watch and Ready Player One. #YA

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Night Watch | Terry Pratchett
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🐘 Slowly picking up the rest of the collector‘s library! Is anyone else rereading Night Watch for May?

#glorious25thofmay

Moray_Reads Just started it! 2y
OverMyColdCoffee @Moray_Reads Enjoy! It‘s Sam Vimes at his best 😊 2y
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I‘ve banned myself from buying any more 📚(or video games 🎮) until I‘ve made a serious dent in my TBR pile.

I‘m really glad this is one of the last books I bought before the ban. I‘m only about a 3rd of the way in but it‘s brilliant. I like seeing people figure out puzzles/solve quests; the only down side is that the knowledge base needed is so vast (ALL of the pop culture of the 80s) that I can‘t solve it along with the main character.

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Thought I‘d give this a read before I see it in the cinema 🎥

RaimeyGallant I see a lot of Littens (Litsy users) doing that. And a belated welcome to the app! #litsywelcomewagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
OverMyColdCoffee @RaimeyGallant at least I‘m not the only one who hadn‘t heard of it until the movie 😊 And thank you! 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Just did the same thing. I really like it! Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 2y
OverMyColdCoffee @Eggs thank you 😊 2y
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⭐️⭐️ This...is not a bad novel. It‘d be a solid 3.5/4 stars if I was just going by the last two thirds of the book. But you‘ve got to slog your way through the 1st third to get to the good stuff. The actual plot is fantastic; it‘s just waiting for it to kick in that‘s the problem. There‘s definitely potential here. It‘s like the 1st AC game: not fantastic but you can see what they were trying for & there‘s definitely something to build on.

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Men at Arms (Revised) | Terry Pratchett
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Currently reading Men at Arms to my friend. I love reading out loud and there‘s something about PTerry‘s writing style that works really well with my own speaking patterns. I‘ve read this one before but I‘m loving introducing Vimes to my bff! #discworld

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The story seems interesting but a bit slow to get moving and the writing style is very...clipped. So far, I‘m 123 pages in and there‘s only one female character. Who Reacher has been kind of perving on since he first saw her. So I‘m a little grossed out and edging toward impatient but I‘m gonna stick with it.

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Finally got around to reading The Martian. It's been on my TBR for a while so when I spotted it for Qb I had to pick it up. I've not read anything for ages and this was such a good pick to get back into reading. Gripping, funny and touching. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

#ChristmasReading

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Found this in WH Smith's today and couldn't resist! 💙

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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It took a while to get through as I was reading it to my boyfriend but we finally finished #Mort!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - It's clear by the style that this is one of the earlier #Discworld books and it loses momentum occasionally but overall, I really enjoyed the book. It was nice to finally meet Death's daughter and apprentice & I love the Disc's flexible approach to time and reality.

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Soul Music | Terry Pratchett
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This one's a re-read for me but I'm currently reading it to my boyfriend: Soul Music (Discworld 16 | Death and Susan Sto-Helit). I can just about manage a passable Welsh accent for Imp 😉

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📚Wanted to read this before I see the film (if I'm well enough to go before it finishes showing in cinemas!). Not as gripping as I'd expected but by no means boring. I'll likely pick up the next book to see what happens; sometimes the second book is the better book! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

the_hibernator I felt so-so about this one too. Seemed forced around the pictures. 3y
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Melting Stones | Tamora Pierce
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I loved this. Evvy is very relatable and her relationship with Luvo is brilliant. I'd like to see more of her as she gets older, especially given the path she's looking to take by the end of the book. A good addition to the Circle universe. 💛

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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📚 Starting Watership Down today. The film has been my favourite since I was small. This lovely copy was a birthday gift from my boyfriend a few years ago; it's going to be a 'read at home' book because I don't want to risk damaging it by carrying it about in my bag 📚

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Melting Stones | Tamora Pierce
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📚 Started reading Melting Stones today. The first person POV threw me at first but we'll see how it goes.

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Battle Magic | Tamora Pierce
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Finally finished Battle Magic!

⭐️⭐️⭐️ - A good addition to the Circle universe, though not as briskly paced as the previous books. It introduces a character I'm eager to see more of in Melting Stones, though it's a little slow to get started. The characters, world-building and unique take on magic are as strong as always in Pierce's books. Well worth the read.

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Battle Magic | Tamora Pierce
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I'm really enjoying this so far. It's nice to see how Briar and Evvy have grown and see a little more of the real Rosethorn. It's taking a turn more reminiscent of Tortall with some of the creatures encountered which feels a little odd. Not a bad thing, though 😊📚

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Battle Magic | Tamora Pierce
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📚 The other The Circle of Magic book I've yet to read! I've missed the Circle mages and I can't wait to to see how Briar, Evvy and Rosethorn deal with another new culture and new, strange magics.

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Melting Stones | Tamora Pierce
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📚 I'm so excited to return to the Circle universe!

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I want to tell you something good about this book but I just can't think of anything. I had to force myself to finish it.

Slow, jarring, full of failed attempts at clever turns of phrase and adding nothing to the movie, you'd be better off re-watching the film or finding some good fanfic.

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📚 Finally picked up the novelisation of TFA. I'm hoping for a bit more context on the First Order, Nima Outpost and Yavin IV.

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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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Reading Mort to the boyfriend.

"He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe. Which was going to be hard, because there wasn't one."

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