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Pruzy

Pruzy

Joined September 2016

Recent PhD in science, lifelong reader
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Did I like this book? Yes. Do I wish that this book was better written, longer and went into more detail about Bourdain‘s life? Also yes.

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I admit it, I‘m a huge Grady Hendrix fan and this book is on par or better than the other books by him that I‘ve read.

I think this book perfectly encapsulates everything that is exciting about the slasher horror genre while mayyyybe looking at it with a slightly critical eye.

If you enjoy horror, you won‘t be disappointed!

Emilymdxn I loved this one so much too! 2mo
Pruzy @Emilymdxn I‘m very tempted to preorder his new one coming out in January! 2mo
AmyG Ooooo a new one in January! 🙌🏻 2mo
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📍Book Warehouse - Vancouver, Canada

Picked up my copy of The Final Girl Support group for my book club. I really enjoyed seeing a Halloween display at my local indie. I‘m a huge Grady Hendrix fan, so I‘m glad my bookclub chose this read!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
LeahBergen What a great display! 2mo
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The Daughter of Doctor Moreau | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I first read The Island of Doctor Moreau by HG Wells as an undergrad student. I really enjoyed the sci-fi classic and so was very intrigued by the premise of this book. What if Doctor Moreau had a daughter? What would her life be like? How would she perceive her father‘s experiments making human-like animals?

Silvia Moreno-Garcia does a good job exploring these questions while keeping the elements of fantasy that made Mexican Gothic great!

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The Every: A Novel | Dave Eggers
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Never want the day to end…

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The Every: A Novel | Dave Eggers
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Reading after dark 😈

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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It is what it is

BarbaraBB Haha! 7mo
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 7mo
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Bunny | Mona Awad
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Elements of the supernatural combine with the liberal arts novel as the story follows Samantha, an MFA student whose nemeses are a clique of fellow MFA students dubbed the Bunnies for their childish ways.

However she can‘t say no when she gets invited to what she thinks will be a casual night of reading saucy poetry. That may sounds tame, but the novel gets weirder and more supernatural from there, and discovering that is part of the fun.

LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 🐰 1y
Pruzy @LeahBergen Happy to hear that! 1y
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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It‘s been a long, long time since I had a book haul!! Makes me so happy!

Pictured are:
💰 Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
💀 All‘s Well by Mona Awad
🦇 The Southern Book Club‘s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

BarbaraBB Great haul! 1y
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Sally Rooney‘s new novel lives up to the hype, an amazing, but understated (in typical Rooney fashion) story about four friends in their early 30s.

The most interesting parts were the emails written between two main characters of the novel, Alice and Eileen. It has me wishing for a non-fiction essay collection written by Rooney.

Read this if you are someone who values human connection!

Also pictured, handmade bookmark from a good friend.

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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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An entertaining thriller about a game of wits between an old and young faculty member at a private school for boys.

What motivates the young teacher? Is it ambition, jealousy or something else?

This book had an amazing plot twist I did not see coming! I‘m excited to one day read the sequel.

Recommended for fans of campus novels and literary thrillers.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Leigh Bardugo was one of those authors I hadn‘t stopped hearing about since I joined Litsy, but I never had a chance to read.

That all changed when I heard about her campus/magic novel based on the secret societies of Yale. This book was much better than I expected, with some parallels to Harry Potter. Highly recommended!

GondorGirl I liked this so much more than her Grisha books. I hope we get a sequel sometime soon. 1y
Pruzy @GondorGirl Me too! It‘s been a couple years…so maybe? 1y
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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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Best way to spend a holiday Monday in Canada!

LeahBergen Yes, indeed! 1y
Pruzy @LeahBergen I‘ve already ordered the sequel to this book 😆 1y
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Gentlemen and Players | Joanne Harris
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Latest Book Outlet haul! Pictured books are:
1. Gentleman and Players by Joanne Harris
2. Dark Archives: A Librarian‘s Investigation Into The Science And History Of Books Bound In Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom
3. Madame Fourcade‘s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France‘s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson

LeslieO I LOVED Gentlemen and Players! 💜 1y
TheLudicReader I agree with @LeslieO , Gentlemen and Players is a lot of fun. 1y
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Went to the bookstore for the first time in ages yesterday! This book was on my radar after reading about it in the TLS and The New Yorker. Despite reading two reviews about it, I‘m still not sure whether to expect real ghosts or not! #SundayRead #CurrentRead

Ruthiella I read The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by her and liked it a lot. 😀 2y
Pruzy @Ruthiella I‘m enjoying her writing style so far, so I‘ll probably add her other books to my reading list! 2y
LeahBergen I have this on my tbr, too. 👍🏻 2y
Pruzy @LeahBergen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts when you get to it! 2y
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Current vibe

EKonrad Looks like a relaxing vibe. 😊 2y
Pruzy @EKonrad It is! Temporarily at least 😆 2y
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Blackstaff Tower | Steven E Schend
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Read this as an eBook and decided to try something different for the book pic! I hope it turned out.

I came to this first book in the Waterdeep series in the greater Forgotten Realms fantasy series based on the world of Dungeons & Dragons after a large chunk of time I spent last year playing a board game called The Lords of Waterdeep with a group of friends.

If you have read any Forgotten Realms in the past you know exactly what you get.

KVanRead Fun picture! 2y
Pruzy @KVanRead Thanks! :) 2y
Bookzombie This is a fun photo! 2y
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Pruzy @Bookzombie New ebook/audiobook photo trend? 2y
Bookzombie Maybe. It might motivate me to get presentable, lol. 2y
Pruzy @Bookzombie tbh today was grocery day which is why I look presentable (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB The picture is great! 2y
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Later | Stephen King
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As you might have picked up from the discussion on other posts, Later was so so close to being a fun pulpy King novel. However, he made one big plot decision at the end which was unnecessarily heavy and didn‘t really fit with the presentation of the involved characters earlier in the novel.

Otherwise it was a fun read about a boy who can see dead people.

AmyG Yeah, I see your point about the end. 2y
Pruzy @AmyG I think there's a ton of us who think this way! 2y
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Cafe Europe Revisited was a great series of essays about the ways that Eastern Europe has integrated (or not) into the EU after the 30 years since the fall of communism. These essays were quite enlightening and gave me much food for thought!

Recommended!

JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s so funny..I just read about this in the New Yorker Magazine and I cut out the little image and put it in my techo. So, this reinforces the fact that I‘m supposed to read this! Thanks! 2y
Pruzy @JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s exactly where I found out about it too 😆 2y
BarbaraBB Sounds interesting! 2y
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha! Cool!!! 2y
The_Penniless_Author Oh wow, I still remember reading the original Cafe Europa when it came out, but had no idea there was a sequel. I'm going to have to check this out. 2y
Pruzy @The_Penniless_Author It was pretty well written! I blasted through the essays 2y
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Going to be catching up on reviews so be prepared for a flurry of posts in the next hour!

Let Me Tell You What I Mean was my first Joan Didion book. It was a decent starting point to understand the legend that is Didion! At the same time I left the book feeling like I need to read her more iconic works to fully get what she is all about.

Recommended!

britt_brooke I still need to read this! I think you‘ll really enjoy her other nonfiction. I love when she writes about 60s California the most. 2y
Pruzy @britt_brooke Yes! That is the iconic Didion stuff I want to read! Have you read the essay collection Dead Girls by Alice Bolin? Despite the title of her collection one of the essays is about what it was like for her reading Didion‘s works about LA when Bolin herself just moved to LA and was a lonely newcomer 2y
britt_brooke @Pruzy I haven‘t, but I‘ll add it to my TBR - thanks! 2y
Pruzy @britt_brooke Hehe, you added it to your tbr? Awesome! 2y
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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One of the biggest books of the moment was only a “meh” read for me. I found the ending predictable and guessed it midway through the novel.

The idea about living other lives to see what you are missing is a resonant one, which is my guess as to why this book is doing so well on the bestsellers list. However, the story itself ends up being overly sentimental and cliche.

I‘m sure many people could have written the exact same book.

peanutnine I totally agree! It was a decent book and I thought it was an interesting concept but pretty predictable 2y
Pruzy @peanutnine Glad I‘m not the only one! 2y
Reggie @NikkiM5 guess you weren‘t the only one. (edited) 2y
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Pruzy @Reggie @NikkiM What did you think of the book? 2y
Reggie I haven‘t read it but I found Nikki‘s review intriguing. 2y
Pruzy @Reggie Is it a different Nikki? The person you tagged has no posts 2y
Reggie Lol, sorry @NikkiM5 2y
monalyisha It wasn‘t my favorite of his, either. But I really liked 2y
Pruzy @monalyisha Cool! Thanks for the rec! 2y
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Obama‘s amazingly well written memoir was my first read of 2021. The writing is so good you‘ll swear it‘s worthy of a well established literary author.

Not only does this book walk through the major achievements and issues faced by Obama prior to and into his presidency midway through 2011, you get to see a touching and human side to him as well.

I absolutely cannot wait for part II!

AmyG I so look forward to reading this. 2y
Pruzy @AmyG Make sure to clear your schedule! Excited to hear what you think! 2y
sisilia Yes, he‘s such an excellent writer. A tad verbose, but enjoyable 2y
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Short and to the point, this book examines the prominence of chess throughout history, especially in medieval times. Interestingly, the pieces and the moves ascribed to them have undergone a myriad of changes throughout history. I think this book will appeal to fans of 2020's breakout TV hit “The Queen's Gambit“.

Can anyone recommend any other good chess books?

Happy New Year!

#NewYear #Chess #QueensGambit #QueenMe

LeahBergen Happy New Year! 2y
Pruzy @LeahBergen Thanks so much! Happy New Year to you too!! 2y
batsy Happy new year! This book sounds fascinating. (Yet to watch The Queen Gambit, though :) 2y
Pruzy @batsy Happy New Year to you too!! Once you watch The Queen‘s Gambit you will not regret it! 2y
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Let me take you back to the year 2000, I just got my first real computer and I am playing one of my first PC games on that computer. The game is Civilization II, an extremely fun turn based strategy game where you control armies, develop technology and build world wonders in an attempt to win the game. I was hooked.

If you wonder what goes into designing such a game, this memoir will be a treat. It‘s a wild fast ride through game design!

Nute Amazingly enough this kind of memoir is appealing to me. Thanks for sharing! Stacking! 2y
Pruzy @Nute Glad you found it! I feel like this book wasn‘t widely advertised! 2y
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As far as mystery/thriller novels go, this one was decent. It doesn‘t fall into the trap of too obviously and frustratingly withholding information (I‘m looking at you Woman In The Window). That said, the characters and settings are still relatively one dimensional.

I think if you are a fan of the genre you will probably be satisfied with this book.

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I had never heard of Alice Marble, who was the best women‘s tennis player in the pre-Open era (~1930s and 1940s) until reading this excellently written biography.

The book encompasses her origins in tennis, her development and success a tennis player, and follows her through to her old age. It even touches on the many mysteries surrounding her involvement as an allied spy in WWII.

A fun tidbit was that she regularly visited Hearst Castle.

Suet624 I've never heard of her either! 2y
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As I show you two of my current reads, I want to tell you about my brainwave to get me using Litsy more.

If you check my bio, I have the page or percentage counts listed for my reading progress. Hopefully, this will get me using the app more.

And if you‘re ever up for some book related chat, I‘ve also added my Discord ID to my profile bio.

I hope everyone is staying healthy this September and I can‘t wait to see what everyone is reading!

Texreader Would love to have you participating more! Sorry I‘m not on discord. 2y
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The Tower of Swallows | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Hey Litsy! It‘s been a while since I posted, but I‘m back and more ready then ever to keep telling you all about my awesome reads!

This Friday evening finds me continuing The Witcher novel series with book 4! It continues to be a pleasing series. Bonus points if you can guess what I‘m drinking while reading! (Hint it is unfortunately a very topical tropical beverage)

In other news, I‘m now a resident of Vancouver! Where my fellow BC littens at?

Freespirit Welcome back 2y
chhroberts I have the Witcher books in my list to read, are they a good series to get into? I love the games so I'm really interested in the lore and the monsters. 2y
Pruzy @chhroberts They are an excellent series! You definitely won‘t regret it! 2y
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Well, I‘ve just finished Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo Da Vinci by Mike Lankford. It was a great overview of Da Vinici‘s life, with some creative leaps to fill in the blanks (e.g what he could have been feeling at a certain time, etc.). It‘s an amazing book because it reads at a fast pace and dispels many of the myths we have as a society about Leonardo! Highly recommended!

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Belzhar | Wolitzer Meg
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This is the second novel by Wolitzer that I have read. When I purchased this book from a local used bookstore in pre-pandemic times, I had no idea that it was a young adult novel!

It is about a teenage girl who goes to a boarding school in Vermont for “fragile” youths where she takes a life changing class called “Special Topics in English” which, along with her fellow classmates, is life changing.

I will definitely be reading more Wolitzer!

Pruzy @HeatherBookNerd Yes, that‘s the one I read and I really enjoyed it too! 3y
Chab256 Supposedly Sylvia Plath is the inspiration behind this novel... 3y
Pruzy @Chab256 Yes, loosely in that the special topics in English class is studying her novel and poems, but it‘s more or less peripheral to the novel (aside from the horrid name of the novel, Belzhar, pronounced like bell jar the same way people annoyingly pronounce Target as tarjay, but I‘m willing to forgive that) 3y
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I don‘t know who else is keeping on during the pandemic by playing Scrabble GO, my latest addiction, but if you are looking for more games feel free to start one with me! https://s.scope.ly/_gNMtw

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I‘m so thrilled to read that a previously unpublished Simone de Beauvoir novel titled “The Inseparables” will be printed in French later this year and published in English in North America by fall 2021. It‘s based on an influential friendship she had as a child. Anyone else excited for what‘s sure to be a literary event? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/books/coming-soon-new-fiction-from-simone-de-...

batsy Yup! I've only read one novel by her so far, The Mandarins, and loved it. 3y
Pruzy @batsy I haven‘t read any of her novels, but The Second Sex was amazing! And I‘m always down for any biography featuring Beauvoir and Sartre! 3y
Cathythoughts I remember we read The Second Sex in college .... but that‘s all a vague memory now. I loved even the idea of her back then .... ❤️ 3y
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Pruzy @Cathythoughts The Second Sex is dense! I definitely don‘t remember many specific details from when I read it over a decade ago, but I definitely remember the impressions/insight I was gaining 3y
BarbaraBB I loved The Madarins and especially, 3y
Pruzy @BarbaraBB Perfect! I will add both of those to the reading list! 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm happy to see US indie bookstores stay strong during the pandemic by boosting their online sales! As for myself, I bought a copy of Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney from the Canadian chain Indigo. It was seamless with the book shipping from my local store. More on indie sales in the US here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/24/little-book-sellers-that-coul...

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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I just finished the work of art that is this literary fiction novel.

It follows 41 year old Toby Fleishman who is recently separated from his wife Rachel and is learning his way around contemporary dating apps while trying to raise his two kids abandoned by Rachel at his apartment. Rachel disappears and Toby must hold his life together. Expect many pithy observations on life.

Reminiscent of Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. Must read!

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Fleishman Is in Trouble: A Novel | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
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“She always thought divorce would come from hate, but her anger was never based in hate. It was based in disappointment that someone she loved misunderstood her so deeply.”

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Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Hey all! Just realized I‘m at 20,000 Litfluence!

Thank you so much for making this community amazing! I‘ve learned about so many great books from all of you. Here‘s to the next 10,000 🍻

wanderinglynn Congrats on your milestone! 🎉👏🏻🥳 3y
KarouBlue Congrats! 3y
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batsy 🎉🎉 3y
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Cathythoughts Wooohoooo 🤸‍♀️ 3y
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JessClark78 🎊🎉📚🎉🎊 3y
Cathythoughts Wooohoooo🤸‍♀️ 3y
Megabooks 🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🤩🤩📚🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
ljuliel Great job 👍🏼 3y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 3y
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BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3y
readordierachel Woohoo! 3y
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Well, I‘ve been convinced to hop on The Witcher bandwagon. While I‘ve only seen about 15 minutes of the first episode on Netflix and I‘m not interested in committing to watch more of the TV series, I am somehow already on book 3 of the novel series.

Has anyone else made their start of 2020 all about The Witcher? I know Yennefer was a fan favourite in the TV show, she‘s one of my favourites in the novels 🔥. Also, the books are well translated!

InBooksILive I've been a big fan of the witcher for awhile, the video games and now the show, but just started the books last month. Didn't even know there was books until last year lol 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive I was aware that the games were based on a book series, and I did play a bit of the second game, but the books are way better than I thought! One of the better fantasy series I have read. 3y
InBooksILive I agree! The books are much better than I was expecting as well. I didn't have high hopes for them for some reason but I'm enjoying them immensely! 3y
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Pruzy @InBooksILive Great! Which book are you on? 3y
InBooksILive I'm about 20% in the 2nd one, The Time of Contempt. 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive I enjoyed that one! 3y
InBooksILive Good! 😊 I'm really liking it so far! 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive It only gets better! 3y
InBooksILive Ahh, my favorite words to hear 😁 3y
Pruzy @InBooksILive 🍻 to that! 3y
Dogearedcopy Ooh! I watched half an hour of the TV show and it felt like *hours* had gone by! I did care for it obviously, but if the books are decent, I‘f be willing to give them a shot! 🙂 3y
Dogearedcopy And I just added the first-in-series, ‘The Last Wish‘ to by TBR stax! 😉 3y
Pruzy @Dogearedcopy Awesome! Yes, the feel of the books was much, much better than the TV shows! 3y
vivastory I completely agree with you. I haven't finished season 1. I'm about 3/4 of the way through, but I feel that it is wildly uneven in terms of special effects & the story. I'm still completely baffled as to why they would have opened the series with one of my favorite pieces in The Last Wish, & one that best displays the nuances of Geralt as a character. I'm simply not head over heels with this adaptation the way others are. 3y
Pruzy @vivastory Yeah! I wonder what the overlap is between people who were fans of the book before seeing the series and whether they have the same opinion as you. 3y
vivastory It seems to be pretty popular on Litsy. I admit that although the books were already on my radar, I was driven to read The Last Wish before starting season 1, so definitely not a total loss. I just decided I will stick with the books for now. 3y
Pruzy @vivastory Good plan! 3y
ShelleyBooksie I saw the tv series first (loved) and am now on book 1. I love the witcher 3y
Pruzy @ShelleyBooksie Great! Which book are you treating as book one? There are a couple of ideas about which reading order to use, to start with The Last Wish or The Blood of Elves. 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I enjoyed the show, especially since my imagination doesn't flesh out the world as well as watching a show or movie. I have lots to read already, but I plan to read the books. I'm always glad to see that they're well liked. 3y
Pruzy @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Great! I hope you‘ll enjoy them when you get to them! 3y
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Hey, Litsy! My first post of 2020 and I‘m already on my 3rd book. I came across the very relatable quote above while reading “Blood of Elves”, the first full novel of “The Witcher” series!

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I can definitely relate to this quote from 1Q84. Do you ever think about something so much that you get to a point where you can‘t bear the thought of talking about it with someone else?

TheBookAddict I know the feeling, but sometimes you just can't help but to think about something until it becomes annoying and tedious. 😞 3y
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m resuming my marathon read of 1Q84. Like the other novels I‘ve read by Murakami, there are many common themes including a dreamlike atmosphere and discussion on reality vs. dreams themselves.

I‘m about 350 pages in, only about 700 more pages to go!

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Wow, Saturday is off to a great start! I‘ve ended my book-finishing drought (I‘m in the middle of about four books) with Margaret Atwood‘s new novel, The Testaments.

Full disclosure, it has been over ten years since I‘ve read The Handmaid‘s Tale, but I am a huge fan of the TV series.

This book picks up many years after the events of the first book and gives satisfying insight into the struggle to takedown Gilead.

Reviewsbylola I still need to read this. And like you, it‘s been forever since I read THT. 3y
Pruzy @Reviewsbylola If you‘ve been watching the show at all (even the first season) you should be able to dive right in. I think it‘ll still make sense if you just go straight to the book despite a time gap after reading the first! 3y
rachelk I‘ve been putting this one off for fear of disappointment. I‘m in the middle of a book finishing drought too! Thanks for the inspiration. 3y
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Pruzy @rachelk It‘s definitely not a disappointment! Good luck finishing your next read! 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘m really not a TV watcher at all, unless it‘s trashy reality TV. 🤦🏼‍♀️ So I haven‘t seen it and must rely on my memory. I think I may possibly reread THT first but I‘m undecided. 3y
Pruzy @Reviewsbylola You‘ll be fine! Like all of Atwood‘s series it still works as a stand-alone 3y
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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“It was a double execution: two men literally torn

apart by a mob of frenzied women. There was

screaming, there was kicking, there was biting, there

was blood everywhere, on the Handmaids especially:

they were covered in it.”

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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While I may have had the disappointing experience of needing to return a book I was reading to my university library, I am lucky to have also borrowed Margaret Atwood‘s sequel to The Handmaid‘s Tale!

I was a huge fan of the first book and the TV series, so I am very excited to see how Atwood develops the world and ideas in The Testaments!

#SaturdayReads #Libraries

readordierachel Awesome! 3y
Alora I‘m reading it now too! Want to #BuddyRead ?! I‘m only on about page 20 too! 3y
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Pruzy @Alora I love the sentiment! I‘ve blown past page 200 by this point. Which page are you on? Feel free to start an impromptu discussion about anything that crosses your mind and I‘ll be sure to comment if you tag me! Or if you‘re far enough along that I won‘t give away spoilers I can tell you what‘s on my mind about the novel! #BuddyRead 3y
Alora Oh wow 😂 Haha this is why I can‘t keep up in buddy reads. I‘m a slow reader and sometimes don‘t have a lot of time to read. I loved The Handmaid‘s Tale and the series. I started watching the series first, stopped at episode 3 and had to go buy the book lol 3y
Pruzy @Alora Yeah, read the book and watch the series, or skip the series and go straight to The Testaments! It is very good! 3y
Alora @Pruzy Im saving season 2 and 3 for after the book! 3y
Pruzy @Alora To be honest, The Testaments is so far after Season 2 and 3, it honestly makes more sense to read it after. I just don‘t want to recommend reading a book over a TV show 😆 3y
Alora 😱😱😱 @Pruzy oh wow really?!? Hmmmm tempting!! I might watch an episode tonight then lol 😂😍 3y
Pruzy @Alora Hah, you won‘t regret it! (edited) 3y
Alora OMG. I was starting to think this was telling the story of June?! On Pg 85 when Shunammite says that Agnes‘ mother tried to carry her across the border and she got caught. Is this June‘s child that was taken?! Loving it so far! 😱😱 3y
Pruzy @Alora You‘re pretty much 100% correct! Yeah, I‘ve got about 50 pages left, hopefully I can finish it this weekend 3y
Alora @pruzy Wow! I wish I could read that fast 😂😂 I probably won‘t be done for a few weeks lol! 3y
Pruzy @Alora It was just a good week! Sometimes it takes me forever to finish a book 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Awesome! I'm sure you've finished it by now. I'm about a third of the way through, needing to return it in a few days. Its Christmas holidays now so I'm looking forward to long bouts of reading :) oh, I've read The Handmaid's Tale and seen first 2 seasons of the series, after I read The Testaments I will watch the 3rd season. Frightening concept but riveting all the same 3y
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A tragedy! I had to return Fashionopolis before I could finish it. Even tried self returning it and checking it out again to see if that could override the hold 😈 (unfortunately, it didn‘t work).

However, I turned right back around and placed another hold on the book, so hopefully in a week‘s time it will be mine again.

I‘m putting this here so I remember I was on page 178!

#librarywoes #holds #returns

ValerieAndBooks The Litsy blurb is fascinating. How far back does it go? The industrial revolution? events like theTriangle Shirtwaist fire tragedy? Stacking, nevertheless! 3y
Godpants I hate when that happens! 3y
Pruzy @ValerieAndBooks Yes, it does mention the industrial revolution at multiple points throughout the book, but the triangle shirtwaist fire has not come up yet! 3y
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Pruzy @Godpants Haha, thanks for the sympathy. Now I feel like I‘m in a spy vs spy battle for the book! 3y
Godpants @Pruzy I feel like I‘m constantly juggling my library books with middling success, so I‘m definitely very sympathetic. LOL 3y
Pruzy @Godpants Haha, perfect! 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Haha, you sound like me, I go through the library like it has a revolving door! 3y
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It doesn‘t get much more university than sitting in a university lab waiting for a time point while reading Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes that you borrowed from the university library in less than a week because someone else has a hold on it...maybe if I was wearing a blazer with the university logo.

LogiKitty Sounds like an amazing book! Can't wait to see your review (: 3y
Pruzy @LogiKitty Hopefully I‘ll finish the book without having to return it and place a hold on it again!! 3y
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Hi Everyone! I can‘t believe it has been a month since I last posted! I need some sort of buddy system to keep me going!

I‘m reading 1Q84 by the legendary Haruki Murakami now! I started reading it on eBook from Libby, but my friends from the lab were teasing me about the joys of paper, so I capitulated and bought the trade version.

Sometimes you just miss holding a real book, you know?

Anyways, I hope I can be more active on Litsy!

BarbaraBB Welcome back! Good to have you here. Are you enjoying 1Q84? 3y
Pruzy @BarbaraBB Yes! I‘m enjoying it very much. It is probably the best Murakami novel I have read so far! Have you read it and did you like it? 3y
CarolynM Nice to see you back 👋 3y
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Pruzy @CarolynM Thank you very much 3y
BarbaraBB I read it when it first came out, in three parts, so I had to wait in between until the next was published. I loved the first and was waiting in anticipation for the next ones but they couldn‘t live up to those high hopes, although I did enjoy them. My favorite remains 3y
Pruzy @BarbaraBB Wow, I can‘t imagine reading this book with long waits in between. Would definitely mess up the flow. I have heard countless good things about The Wind-up Bird Chronicles so I should most definitely read that next! 3y
Well-ReadNeck Honestly, a fat book like that one screams ebook to me!!! 3y
Pruzy @Well-ReadNeck Haha, it surprisingly smaller than I expected, but the pages are almost bible thin 3y
ElizaMarie I‘m still working on this one. So I love paper books better and have a hard time with ebooks because the screen and stuff.. but... this book is so big that it‘s hard for me to lug around so it‘s been pushed aside multiple times. I do want to finish it and I like it so far but... it‘s just so cumbersome! 3y
Pruzy @ElizaMarie Yes, I definitely won‘t be putting this one in my bag for day to day travel! There was a box set available in three thin volumes, but I think I already finished the first volume electronically so I elected for the doorstop! 3y
Cathythoughts I havnt read this one .. but read my first one by this author this last summer... really enjoyed it (edited) 3y
Pruzy @Cathythoughts I can confidently tell you that this one is much better! 3y
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Trick Mirror | Jia Tolentino
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Hello after two weeks, Litsy!

This collection of reflections on feminism in 2019 is near perfection. Tolentino is an extremely talented writer who takes on everything from narrowly envisioned female protagonists to the way women (and all people, really) are prescribed (by “society”/instagram) an “optimized”, free version of themselves which is anything but.

Lots to mull over in this book, so if you‘ve read it let me know!

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This book on casual internet language (think abbreviations, emojis, and strange punctuation) is an interesting linguistic history by Gretchen McCulloch.

As someone who would be categorized as “Full Internet” based on her classifications in the book, I still learned a lot about how internet language developed in the past and continues to evolve today. E.g. Did you know there are widely accepted *sarcasm* punctuation marks used on Tumblr?

Lindy I‘m looking forward to this. 👍 3y
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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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1. Too much abuse of power as it starts with a 50 year old prof who forces himself onto an undergrad and gets in trouble for it. I think we‘re supposed to be sympathetic with his plight? 🤢🤷‍♂️ Still, hard to believe it was Nobel worthy in 2003.
2. Bojack Horseman (and yet it‘s also so sad ☹️)
3. Toast with Peanut Butter (Mr. Peanut butter anyone? 🐶)
4. Eastern
5. Blue Stripe Internet

#FriYayIntro

Emilymdxn Completely agreed on number one! 3y
Pruzy @Emilymdxn Glad I‘m not the only one! Some books age well...some don‘t 3y
Emilymdxn I just read it for the first time last month I think and in my head I was just like... I don‘t see how this got published let alone nominated for a prize 3y
MariettaSG Agree with #1 3y
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