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PuddleJumper

Joined December 2019

“We are the sum of all we have done added to the sum of all that has been done to us.“ Robin Hobb
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Seven Days: Friday-Sunday by Rihito Takarai
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
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Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
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Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
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Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs
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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
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Seven Days: Monday-Thursday | Venio Tachibana
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I watched the film adaptation of this ages ago. The film is pretty faithful to the manga. Even though I knew what to expect it was still an enjoyable read

Second manga read for #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 #wintercosy

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 2d
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Another really cute volume. I prefer the TV interpretation of Nozomi Fujisaki over the manga and since she was quite prominent in this volume I was disappointed by her charcter. She was a low key fujoshi type which is not a trope I enjoy

PuddleJumper Manga read for #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 and I'm still nice and cosy #wintercosy 🤣 3d
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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I honestly didn't know how to rate this book because it is both good and bad at the same time. How you react to it is going to be dictated by your experience with Pilates

If you have a good Pilates teacher with anatomical and biomechanical knowledge who teaches in a holistic way (understanding the body is a cohesive whole) then this book is a no, duh kind of book

If you have a less knowledgeable Pilates teacher then this may be a revelation ⬇️

PuddleJumper There were some really good messages in the book including that the body isn't static, there are no right and wrong movements (outside of causing pain) and the importance of breathing 4d
PuddleJumper I'm sad and conflicted that this has been seen as a revolutionary approach to Pilates because it really isn't but the industry has become a place that churns out instructors who can instruct exercises but cannot teach them because they do not understand them 4d
PuddleJumper Also, the website no longer exists. All the way through the book she refers to a website with free resources ... Yeah, that's gone but they haven't edited the book 4d
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Nearly time for #JoyousJanuary Work has been less than great (people are the worst) so I've got some very low key goals;

Read/Finish Black Sun
Start a graphic novel/manga
Locate Total Cat Mojo - seriously, do books walk?!
Start Let's Talk About Love if I finish Black Sun

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Andrew65 Yes I‘m fed up with people issues at work. Good luck 😊👍 4d
PuddleJumper @Andrew65 People are the worst 😂 Thanks! It can only get better .... 4d
Andrew65 @PuddleJumper Give me a book anytime. 4d
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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What do you mean I have to stop reading and adult? But it's so good!

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Call Him Mine | Tim MacGabhann
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I think there was a really good story in there somewhere but I was just confused. Gave up about 100 pages in because I didn't know what was going on and I didn't care by that point

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Coriolanus | William Shakespeare
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This isn't my favourite Shakespeare play especially not to read. It was quite dense. I much preferred watching it on stage and I doubt I would reread this again

January 2022 #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Stormhaven | Jordan L Hawk
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One thing I love and this series is though it focuses on the two make leads it still has a cast of interesting characters. Characters that are developed as the series goes on.

Another great book and a series I will continue to read

#pantone2022 Skydiver @Clwojick

Clwojick ❣️😍❣️ 2w
shanaqui Christine is the best, right? :D 2w
PuddleJumper @shanaqui Yes! She needs her own spin off 😂 2w
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In a moment of weakness and sadness last year (lol) I ordered myself some new books from an independent book seller I wanted to try out

They are so pretty 😍 And technically I bought them 2021 so I'm not breaking the no buy 2022

HollyBolly I've wanted to read Asexual Faury Tales! Is it any good? 2w
PuddleJumper @HollyBolly It just arrived this afternoon and I still have to work 😂 Will post a review when I read it 2w
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Anatomy of Murder: A Novel | Imogen Robertson
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This was more historical fiction than historical murder mystery. I really struggled to get into it. It was well written, it just isn't something I'm interested in

January #roll100

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Quite a few ebooks that I want to read which is great

January #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

IndoorDame Great list! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Looks fabulous!!! 2w
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Ok ... We'll see. I'm not sure how into Roman murder I am this month. I'm gonna look at my list and swap it up for Feb as I've not included books I want to read this month

#bookspin Coriolanus

#doublespin Total Cat Mojo

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This is the most books I've read in a long time! No surprise most of them were lighthearted with everything going on!

I think I'll aim to read 50 books next year as I don't want it to turn into a chore and I know I'm a bit extreme with reading at the moment - I either read nothing or everything

I want to clear some space on my shelves. I'm not in a great financial position right now so I want to read what I have or borrow from the library

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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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I have a bunch of Imogen Robertson books on my shelves, no clue where they came from. It‘ll be good to read one and see if I like it! I don‘t tend to gravitate towards Victorian murder mystery … I say after reading a bunch of cosy Victorian murder mysteries

Wolfsong has been on my library list for ages. I‘ve ordered it, if it arrives in time then I‘ll read it otherwise I‘ll roll in into another month

#roll100

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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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This is going up a bit early because of New Year‘s but welcome to the first official rolls for #roll100

Starting off 2022 (kinda) with Muninn and Fossegrim because I‘m not allowed to roll these as a DM after a near TPK and yes, the sets have names

Roll 1 = 24

Roll 2 = 49

Make a post with the books you‘re reading, let me know if you finish them, whatever you feel like. Use @puddlejumper and I‘ll come and coo

EnchantedToReadYou If we signed up for four rolls when will you do the other two? 😂😅 I‘ve forgotten 2021 and am excited about my 2022 tbr! 3w
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PuddleJumper @EnchantedToReadYou I'm only going to do 2 a month to start with. Most people wanted 1 or 2. I'm going to revisit that in a month or two because it is just as easy for me to do more rolls and let people pick the numbers. I just didn't want to overwhelm people at the start 3w
Kangaj1 Ooohhh, I got The Lighthouse Witches and What Should Be Wild. Thank you for rolling! 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Preeeettttieeeessss! 🤤🎲❤️ 3w
PuddleJumper @Kangaj1 Good luck! 3w
claudiuo This is so cool, for the first roll to happen already!
I got [24] The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard and [49] Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire. I will start with the second one.
Thank you so much, such a nice surprise before the end of the year! Happy 2022!
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tokorowilliamwallace Well, first I have to make a list of 100 books I'd want to attempt this year---I probably already have 100 currently going in my possession, though! . . . 😅

I only have the BookSpin December list of 20.

Maybe 5 to 10 books from each genre, recommendations from others, and at least 1 themed book for each astrological sign, as I attempted to start August last year? I haven't even made my Capricorn list yet.
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ravenlee Thanks for hosting this challenge! I‘m excited about it. My picks are the Wilson translation of The Odyssey and Harold Bloom‘s The Anxiety of Influence. 3w
Kdgordon88 I‘m going to play pretty losey goosey with this. My 2 books are Dreamland and Open Mic Night in Moscow. One of them will fill my Roll 100 slot for BookSpin. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks Complete contrasts for me - First Date (romcom) and The Old Man & the Sea 😂 Super excited about this challenge!!! 3w
PuddleJumper @claudiuo Happy 2022! Interested to know your thoughts on Rosemary and Rue, its been on my wishlist for awhile but my library doesn't have it XD 3w
PuddleJumper @tokorowilliamwallace I was shocked that I had so many books I hadn't read! It is easy to collect them and forget about them 3w
PuddleJumper @ravenlee Oh! I'd be interested in your thoughts on the Emily Wilson translation. I'm always curious about women's translations on classical literature because it is still quite rare, plus the Odyssey is my least favourite 'classical epic' 3w
PuddleJumper @Kdgordon88 If it helps cut down TBR piles then it is all good 3w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks 😂 Those are a bit different! 3w
Whollybologna My two books are All the impossible things by Lindsay lackey and Tell Me by Lisa Jackson 3w
tokorowilliamwallace @PuddleJumper, well I am at close 250 acquisitions for the year, so, yes, it's easy. But it's probably fair for me to skip the January rolls since I just now made my list, and waited to fill in the 2 rolls until I completed the rest of the list. As you probably have noticed, I did not complete the December BookSpin bingo numbers pulled. (edited) 3w
tokorowilliamwallace @TheAromaofBooks, nice, I gotta get into some Hemingway and more 20th C.E. classics this year, to catch up with my lack during school age. 3w
tokorowilliamwallace @ravenlee, nice, I've been meaning to acquire and read this Bloom volume/series for probably at least a decade. I hope we get a good comparative appraisal of this translation! 3w
tokorowilliamwallace @claudiuo, ooh, I saw a Seanan McGuire volume I was curious about, so maybe I can go pick that up at the local used bookstore this first week of the year! 3w
PuddleJumper @tokorowilliamwallace You do whatever you want. It is a chill challenge meant to clear down some TBR piles and let me roll my hundreds of dice 😅 3w
claudiuo @PuddleJumper @tokorowilliamwallace The ebook I have includes a novella so started with that and I love the writing, as every Seanan McGuire book I've read. But if I had to chose right this moment, I would pick the Wayward Children series. 3w
ravenlee @PuddleJumper @tokorowilliamwallace I‘ve had the Wilson Odyssey for ages now, so it‘s good to have a push to read it. I‘ve read the Fitzgerald several times, and have a collection of other translations, but haven‘t gotten to them. And Bloom is always interesting, if rather dense! At least Anxiety isn‘t long. 3w
Leahkl I‘m absolute garbage at this app but I‘ll try to remember to post the books when I get home 3w
RaeLovesToRead Woo! I got Big, Little Lies and Neurotribes... both books I wanted to read this year but didn't get round to!!! Really excited for this challenge!!! 2w
tokorowilliamwallace @Leahkl, same. I feel you there. We'll learn and grow here together. I'm a late bloomer with everything, though 2w
PuddleJumper @RaeLovesToRead Yay! That sounds great! 2w
PuddleJumper @Leahkl No pressure to post or anything. Participate however you want 2w
Sweetkokoro Just for clarity we are allowed to read other books we put on this 100 list even if it isn‘t rolled right? I have over 500+ books that need to be read (that I own lol) I‘m putting my list together now so I just want to make sure what‘s going on my list I can still read I have some priority series I want to finish this year. 2w
PuddleJumper @Sweetkokoro Of course! It's all about clearing that TBR pile down. If you read a book on your list you can either assign a different book to that number or read the book above/below if that number is rolled. It's very laid back 2w
Sweetkokoro Okay that sounds great! I‘m looking forward to this, I love how chill it sounds to keep up with! Also your dice are pretty! 2w
KristiAhlers My selections are Risen and Fragile Eternity. Can‘t wait to get started 2w
PuddleJumper @Sweetkokoro Thanks! A big part of this was so I could roll dice. I have so many that I never play with 🤣 2w
SpookyMazeOfBooks Just post my 2 for 24 and 49 ,can't wait to start them 2w
Clwojick Woohoo ! Looks like I have 20 Boy Summer and Before We Met. 2w
Jrich21 My picks are The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb and We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch. Adding them to my January pile! 2w
PuddleJumper @Jrich21 Whoo! Happy reading! 2w
melissajayne How do I join in? Can I join next month? 2w
PuddleJumper @melissajayne There is a sign up form linked here https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2314575 I've added you to my list so you will get tagged next month 2w
PuddleJumper @melissajayne You can join in this month too if you want. Just make your list and read your books. It's very low key 😂 2w
Crazeedi I just found out about your #roll100 challenge. I am going to fill out form and I guess I'll jump in in February! I have so many tbr on my shelves now!! 2w
PuddleJumper @Crazeedi Feel free to join in with January, you can just cheat a little bit when compiling your list 😂 2w
RainyDayReading I just found out about this! I‘ve filled out the form but not sure I‘ll jump in this month. Depends on if I can get a list of 100 books together in the next few days. But I‘ll definitely join in for February! 2w
PuddleJumper @RainyDayReading Getting the list together can be difficult! I've added you to my list so you'll get tagged next month but you can join in for January if you want to 2w
Whollybologna I‘ve read both my books already… I guess I‘ll wait for the next roll ☺️ 2w
PuddleJumper @Whollybologna 🤣 That was quick! That's great, two books off your TBR! 2w
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Me and my partner are pathetic ill people. We binged watched Z Nation yesterday while looking sad and then today we're taking drugs and whinging about swollen arms 🤣

I think I have these books ... January 2022 #bookspin #doublespin and #bookspinbingo list

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Hope you feel better soon!!!! 3w
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Looking forward to January with #jumpstart2022 hosted by @Lizpixie and @Clwojick

Just had my booster jab and feeling awful, think I'm going to sleep through the rest of December 😂

Nessavamusic Hope you feel better soon! 3w
Clwojick Feel better soon! 💖💙💖 3w
PuddleJumper @Clwojick Thank you! 2w
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Week 3 total = 3,242
Complete total = 69,477

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

StayCurious Great Job! 2w
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I don't think I tick anymore off this board but got a few bingos

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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A few more bingos, don't think I'll hit anything else on this board

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

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🎉🎉

AmyG @Mitch 🎉🎉🎉 3w
Mitch Wow - thanks for the reminder! Where does the time go! 3w
IndoorDame Congratulations 🎉 🎉 🎉 3w
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 3w
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Some presents from my Mum! I have two books that I asked for and a Mandalorian book buddy for my heftier books 😁

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An enjoyable second in the series

suvata Great series 3w
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I think this is all I'll get for #bookspinbingo this month. I read my #bookspin and #doublespin

That is 3 bingos for #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

@TheAromaofBooks @StayCurious

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous progress!!! 3w
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Hexbreaker | Jordan L Hawk
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Absolutely loved the world building in this book, it was different to a lot of urban fantasy mythos and I really enjoyed it

The main characters were interesting but dumb as bricks in an endearing way so I didn't mind too much

My #bookspin for December @TheAromaofBooks

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Finally getting to my #bookspin

The last few days have not been great, I've been sleeping badly and having nightmares which doesn't make me want to read

CarolynM Hope you sleep better tonight🤗 4w
PuddleJumper @CarolynM Thank you! 4w
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PuddleJumper @Charityann Not quite! This is a little niche 4w
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PuddleJumper @ChasingOm Yes! Well done. 25 points 4w
ChasingOm I could not for the life of me remember the title. I had to scroll back through 3 years of digital library history to find it. 😂 4w
PuddleJumper @ChasingOm That is dedication! 4w
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peanutnine I feel like I know this one but I can't think of it 🤔 4w
PuddleJumper @peanutnine It's so frustrating when that happens! 4w
PuddleJumper @Zoe-h Yep! 25 points 4w
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TheAromaofBooks A Morbid Taste for Bones? 4w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks Right series, wrong book 4w
ads0123 One Corpse Too Many?? 4w
PuddleJumper @ads0123 That's the one! 4w
TheAromaofBooks So close! 😂 4w
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PuddleJumper @5feet.of.fury Yep! 25 points 4w
5feet.of.fury @PuddleJumper just typed the fastest I have in my life because I finally knew one of these 🤩 haha 4w
PuddleJumper @5feet.of.fury I get that! I always have to double check because I doubt myself and then someone else gets it 🤣🤣 4w
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Linsy Makes me think of the Royal Spyness series. 4w
PuddleJumper @Linsy Set around the same time I think but different series 4w
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PuddleJumper @ChasingOm Yep! 25 points 4w
ChasingOm We must read the same books! 😄 4w
PuddleJumper @ChasingOm This has been on my wish list for ages but my local library hasn't got it which sucks 4w
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Nelnjali The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? 4w
PuddleJumper @Nelnjali No, more murder and less fantasy 4w
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peanutnine Red white and royal blue 💙 4w
PuddleJumper @peanutnine Yes! 25 points 4w
peanutnine @PuddleJumper ☺️ one of my favorites 4w
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Say Her Name | Juno Dawson
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I don't think I've tensed up so much reading a book. A good suspenseful read

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Today's Christmas film and I'm thinking an awesome twist would be for the lead to vamp out and eat everyone but then I remember this isn't Buffy

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 I also immediately thought of Darla when I saw Julie Benz! 4w
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PuddleJumper @tdrosebud Correct! 25 points 4w
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Bookwormjillk Is it IfThe Fates Allow 4w
PuddleJumper @Bookwormjillk Yep! 25 points 4w
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