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RamsFan1963

Joined March 2018

LA Rams Fan, Book Lover, Old School Comics Fan, Hufflepuff and Retail Warrior
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When September Ends | Adam Fouracre, Dave Urwin
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Sadly, September's #20in4 readathon was a bust for me. I only read 8:29:52 and only finished one book, but it wasn't Ancillary Sword. I'm mulling over a possible job/career change, and I found it easier to zone out to TikTok and YouTube videos than concentrate on a book. Hopefully October will be more settled and I can smash some goals for the #OutstandingOctober readathon.
#20in4 @Andrew65

MoonWitch94 Ohhhh I hear ya. That‘s how I was for the last couple. Hope whatever you decide brings you peace. 2d
Read4life Understandable. You‘ve got this whatever you decide! 🤓 23h
RamsFan1963 Thank you @MoonWitch94 and @Read4life for your votes of confidence. It's always scary making a change, easier to stay in the comfort of what you know even if you're not happy there. 21h
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Into the Forge | Dennis L. McKiernan
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📚 Into The Forge/Into The Fire - Dennis L. McKiernan, Infernal Devices - K.W. Jeter
✒ Joe Ide
📽 Innerspace, The Importance of Being Ernest
🎙 INXS
🎶 I'll Be You/The Replacements, I Fought The Law/The Clash, I'll Stand By You/The Pretenders

#manicmonday #LetterI @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊 2d
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123/150 What an amazing person. I've read many stories about Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees, but this really brought her story to life. I liked the format, as if you were listening to two friends have a conversation. Goodall is a wonderfully intelligent, funny, and warm hearted person. 4 🐒🐒🐒🐒 1/2
Last book read for September, but the first book finished for #20in4 readathon @Andrew65

AllDebooks Such a great read 5d
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When September Ends | Adam Fouracre, Dave Urwin
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This is my line-up in preparation for the upcoming #20in4 readathon. I only have two goals: finish Ancillary Sword and read at least 20 hours.

Good luck to everyone joining in.
#20in4 @Andrew65

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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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Bailedbailed

Maybe it was my mistake, listening to a dark fantasy after just finishing one, but this book failed to hold my attention. I found myself drifting away, then having to rewind the audio to figure out where I was in the story. Interesting premise, but its not the book for me right now.

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The King's Gambit (SPQR, #1) | John Maddox Roberts
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📚 I don't read that much historical fiction, but I've enjoyed the few I have read.
📚 I have enjoyed John Maddox Robert's SPRQ mystery series, set in Ancient Rome.
@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Wanna play? @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie @Sharpeipup @Cuilin @ReadingFeedsTheSoul @Lucy_Anywhere @Onepageatatime88 @SpiderGoddess

TheSpineView Excellent series. Thanks for playing! 1w
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📚 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/Douglas Adams, How High We Go In The Dark/Sequoia Nagamatsu
✒ Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, Dashiell Hammett
📽 Heavy Metal, Howard The Duck (yeah I know 🤣), Highlander, Home Alone
🎙 Heart ❤
🎶 Highway to Hell/AC DC, Help!/The Beatles, Hotel California/The Eagles, Hallelujah/Jeff Buckley, Holding Out For A Hero/Bonnie Tyler, Hit Me With Your Best Shot/Pat Benatar
#manicmonday #LetterH @CBee

CBee Howard the Duck 😂😂😂 I actually thought about that one. But then I remembered it kinda freaked me out 😂 1w
vivastory I *almost* chose Hitchhikers Guide. Howard the Duck. I should rewatch 😂 1w
RamsFan1963 @CBee @vivastory I'm not usually in favor of remaking my favorite movies, but I'd love to see Howard redone with today's CGI technology. Both Howard and the horrible aliens would be so much better. I'd want Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins in the remake, even if just cameos 1w
vivastory I could see a HTD remake. Speaking of adaptations, I LOVE the Hitchhiker's version featuring Martin Freeman & Sam Rockwell 1w
CBee @RamsFan1963 I would totally watch a remake! 1w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Mehso-so

122/150 There is a lot to love about this book, the importance of storytelling, of myths and fairy tales, the joys of reading and the love of books. Unfortunately, I also found it's story to be a rambling, confusing mess at times. I'd stop and rewind the audio because I wasn't sure who was talking in the story, Dorian or Zachary or someone new.
Continued in the comments ⬇️⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 The world building and the over all mystery kept me listening until the end, but I don't feel I can really recommend this to other readers. If you liked The Night Circus, which I haven't read yet, then you might like this too. 3 🐝🐝🐝 1/2 1w
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Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie
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"Considering the circumstances, you could use another lieutenant." Anaander Mianaai, ruler (for the moment) of all the vast reaches of Radchaai space, sat in a wide chair cushioned with embroidered silk.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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121/150 Looking back on 2000 22 years later, I'd forgot how crazy that election year was, and how eerily it mirrored the 2020 election controversy. After this jogged my memory, I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the events of January 6th, it's the Republican's modus operandi; violence, force and intimidation if you aren't getting things your way. I wonder how Republicans would have reacted in 2000 if Democrats had stormed ⬇️⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 the capital and demanded the election of Bush be nullified? Personally, I think every election since John Adams won as 2nd president of the US has been rigged and tampered with in one way or another. Sometimes it's more obvious than others. Sadly, 2000 marked the end of a time when Americans could truly trust the election process. 2w
KathyWheeler I find I can no longer trust two things I used to have the utmost confidence in: elections and the Supreme Court. There‘s so much gerrymandering where I live that I don‘t think there‘s been a fair election in decades. 2w
Graywacke I think this 2000 election hit me even harder than the 2016 one. I remember feeling so deeply how it was so wrong, everything about W, and no one in the center cared. Even NPR just shrugged. 2w
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RamsFan1963 @Graywacke @KathyWheeler I haven't voted for a Republican president since 1988, and I haven't voted for a Democrat president since 1992. I don't trust either party. 2w
Graywacke @RamsFan1963 sorry. Didn‘t mean to get political. Just got caught up on how I felt then. The book sounds interesting. 2w
AllDebooks This sounds fascinating but infuriating. Books like this send me raging. I really flipped over the Reagan administration in 1w
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📚 Tagged book, Ghost of A Dream/Simon R. Green, Gun With Occasional Music/Jonathan Lethem, The Gray Man/Mark Greaney
✒ Simon R. Green, Neil Gaiman
📺 Gotham 📽 Gremlins, Ghostbusters (1984), Galaxy Quest
🎙 The Go-Gos, Go West, Peter Gabriel
🎶 Goody Two Shoes/Adam Ant, Girls With Guns/Tommy Shaw, Girlfriend/Avril Lavigne, Glorious/Macklemore, Good Girls Don't/The Knack
Thanks for the tag @Read4life
#manicmonday #LetterG @CBee

RaeLovesToRead Galaxy Quest! Great film 2w
CBee Thanks for playing! 😊 2w
Read4life Girlfriend/Avril Lavigne & Gremlins! 💯 2w
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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose | Jacqueline Rayner
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120/150 Meh. Not one of the better Doctor Who adventures I've read. It was fairly predictable, despite some timey-whimey shenanigans on the part of the Doctor and Rose to avoid any time/space destroying paradoxes. 3 ⭐
1st book finished for #SuperSeptember @Andrew65

vivastory This title reminds me of the Stone Roses, who I have been listening to lately 🤣 2w
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2w
RamsFan1963 @vivastory Listening to the Stone Rose's would be more enjoyable than reading this book, trust me 🤣 2w
vivastory Burn 😂 2w
AllDebooks Shenanigans is my favourite word 1w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm all ready and jazzed for the #SuperSeptember readathon. Here are my goals:
Finish Doctor Who: The Stone Rose (only 50 pgs to go)
Finish The Year That Broke America
Start Ancillary Sword
Finish at least half of More Bad Days in History
Read 30+ hours

Good luck to everyone who's joining in.
#SuperSeptember @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😁 3w
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Being the Best | Denis E. Waitley
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It's been a good year for books, so far, but I think I've narrowed it down to my top favorites (in no particular order):
Pandora's Jar: Women in Greek Mythology by Natalie Haynes
Embers of War trilogy by Gareth L. Powell
The Goodbye Coast by Joe Ide
The Rise and Reign of The Mammals by Steven Brusatte
An Immense World by Ed Yong
The Seven Spears of The W'dch'ck by Lionel Fenn
Atlas of The Heart by Brene Brown
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks like a great list!! 3w
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Brain Wave | Poul Anderson
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119/150 What if mankind was supposed to be smarter? What if suddenly every person, and animals, found their IQ tripled or quadrupled? How would society react or change?Its an interesting premise, but told in a kind of distant, passionless manner. I felt I was listening to a news report instead of a novel, all the characters were rather flat and uninteresting, even after they all became geniuses. 3 ⭐.25

Bookwomble Flat characters, maybe because they were super intelligent? Intelligence roll 18; Wisdom roll 3? 😏🎲🎲🎲 3w
swynn Yeah, I remember this one as not awful but to much idea and not enough story. 3w
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118/150 I can't imagine what went into writing this book, reading every single Marvel Comics comic book since the beginning seems like an overwhelming task. This isn't the history of Marvel, but the history of the continuous story Marvel has been telling since 1961. The author obviously loves comics, and it shows in his writing, but not oblivious to their short-comings and flaws. 4 ⭐ 1/2

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The Guns of the South | Harry Turtledove
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📚 Being a history buff, I lean more toward alternate history than post apocalyptic books.
📚 The tagged book is excellent take on the South winning the Civil War. Also PKD The Man in The High Castle. For post-apocalyptic novels I'd recommend S.M. Stirling's Dies The Fire.
Thank you for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Wanna play? @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 3w
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📚 Tagged, Food: A Love Story/Jim Gaffigan, The Five/Hallie Rubenhold, From A Certain Point of View: A New Hope/Various Authors
✒ Alan Dean Foster, Philip Jose Farmer
📺 Friends 📽 The Fellowship of The Ring, The Fifth Element, The Frighteners, and Fright Night (1985)
🎙 Fleetwood Mac, The Fray
🎶 Flash(Queen), For Those About To Rock(AC/DC), Fire of Unknown Origin(Blue Oyster Cult)
#manicmonday #LetterF @CBee

CBee Flash!! Ahahhhhhh 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
Lizpixie The Fifth Element! Best Bruce Willis movie EVER! 3w
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117/150 This is the sequel to Death and Croissants, and I'm happy to say it's as equally amusingly silly as the first novel. Richard and Valerie are tangled in another murder, this time involving french chefs, goat cheese, stolen deserts, blackmail and illegitimate children. Richard is less bumbling and clueless this time around, but still sees the world through the eyes of the old movies he adores. I hope the author plans another book soon. 4 ⭐

KathyWheeler I‘m listening to this right now. 4w
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Doctor Who: The Stone Rose | Jacqueline Rayner
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Rose carefully dropped three pound coins into the large collecting box at the entrance to the British Museum.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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I like a varied selection in my reading choices.
Death and Fromage - Its a delightfully silly, frothy murder mystery. Hard to take it serious when it's so funny.
Doctor Who: The Stone Rose - I just started this so I'm not sure how its going to be. However, its Rose Tyler and the 10th Doctor in ancient Rome, what's not to love?
All The Marvels - History of Marvel Comics. Informative and huge waves of nostalgia.
#currentlyreading #littenswanttoknow

5feet.of.fury Those all look like fun! Ten was always my favorite. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻 📚 4w
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Terminal Peace | Jim C. Hines
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116/150 The rip-roaring, action-packed conclusion to the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy was very satisfying and left it open for more adventures of Mops and the crew of the Pufferfish. I love Hines's sense of humor, its sly and gentle, brings a pleasant smile to your face instead of a laugh out loud. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
Thank you Netgalley and Daw Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
P.S. Sorry for the blurry picture.

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115/150 I don't know what I can add to all the other positive reviews on Litsy. It is a fascinating collections of essays, about some bad people, anti-heroes and rebels (as the cover says). Finishing with Anthony Bourdain was the highlight, but also very sad knowing his fate. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🏝 I'd love to visit all the Greek Isles, especially Crete, Mykonos and Rhodes
📚 I'd bring Stephen Fry's Mythos trilogy and Lonely Planet Greek Islands Travel Guide.
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Wanna play? @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie @Sharpeipup @Cuilin @ReadingFeedsTheSoul @Lucy_Anywhere @Onepageatatime88 @SpiderGoddess

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 1mo
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The End of All Things | John Scalzi
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📚 Tagged, Elric of Melnibone/Micheal Moorcock, Everything is F*cked/Mark Manson, The Eyes of the Dragon/Stephen King
✒ Erik Larson, Ernest Cline, Harlan Ellison
📺 Eureka 📽 E.T., The Empire Strikes Back, Ed Wood, Evolution
🎙 ELO, Eurythmics
🎶 Everybody Hurts/R.E.M., Evil Woman/ELO, Edge of Seventeen/Stevie Nicks
#manicmonday #LetterE @CBee

CBee Edge of Seventeen was my pick too (one of them 😂)! 1mo
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With a Mind to Kill | Anthony Horowitz
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114/150 James Bond is brainwashed, he commits high treason and kills his superior officer. On the run, he returns to Russia to become a full Soviet agent. This is vintage 60s Bond, he is sexist and misogynistic, brutal and cunning, prone to violence. Of course he has to bed the female agent watching over him, she has to fall in love with him, and she has to pay the price for loving him. 3 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 1/2

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113/150 There is no American president I admire more than Teddy Roosevelt. He was a one of a kind original, a man of boundless energy and curiosity. I also know that he would never get elected today, especially by his beloved Republican party. He was a maverick, his own man, and the Republican party doesn't want that in 2022. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kyndrill I‘m fascinated by TR too! I remember a history professor saying that he would never be elected now simply because he had a high squeaky voice and it‘s a good thing his was a pre-radio era. Anyway his energy and drive is very inspiring! 1mo
wanderinglynn A fascinating person for sure. Stacked! 1mo
MrsK I just put this one on my Christmas wishlist! Glad to hear it‘s worth it. TR was such an interesting individual. Have you read The Bully Pulpit or Mornings on Horseback? Both great reads if you‘re interested in TR. 1mo
RamsFan1963 @MrsKinvestigates I have read The Bully Pulpit, and I thought it was excellent. Have you read Island of Vice? It deals with the time Roosevelt was the police commissioner of NYC. Very fascinating. 1mo
MrsK @RamsFan1963 I have not. That was an interesting time in his career…may need to pick it up. Thanks! 1mo
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When Summer Ends | Jessica Pennington
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I'm late with my Wrap-Up for the End of Summer #20in4 Special Readathon.
Finished 2 books ✅
Started 2 books ✅
Read for 20 hours ❌ Only did 17:39
Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting this extra long #20in4 readathon.

TheSpineView Excellent! Are you enjoying Prelude to Foundation? 1mo
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Lord of Light | Roger Zelazny
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Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel
The Sixth Extinction - Elizabeth Kolbert

#littenswanttoknow

Bookwomble I really enjoy so much of Zelazny's writing, but I can't seem to get past the first few pages of LoL. Weird 🤷🏻‍♂️ I still have it - not given up on it yet! 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think Station Eleven is the dystopian novel for people who don't like dystopian fiction. It's so beautifully written, its dare I say, kind of magical. 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Bookwomble I can understand that. The first time I read the book I put it down after one chapter, sure it wasn't a book for me. I picked it up again a few months later, and couldn't put it down, breezed through it in a couple of days. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @RamsFan1963 sounds like I would like it!! 1mo
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Lord of Light | Roger Zelazny
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Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
Station Eleven - Emily St John Mandel
The Sixth Extinction - Elizabeth Kolbert

#littenswanttoknow

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I would love to see a TV series made out of Simon R. Green's Nightside books. I think fans of The Sandman, John Constantine and Supernatural would get a kick out of both Nightside and John Taylor's adventures.
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎥📚🙌🏻 1mo
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📚 Tagged! Amazing book, I highly recommend it to everyone, no matter your interest in science or nature.
📚 I learned so much from this book, it changed the way I view nature and the animals in it.
Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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112/150 This would make the perfect palette cleanser for someone who just finished a heavy read. Its light, frothy, and usually down right silly. Richard is an Englishman in France running a B&B, where there may or may not have been a murder. Who's dead, or isn't, why they're dead, or not, makes for a dizzy and lighthearted romp. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
2nd book finished for #20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 sounds fun. 1mo
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Downbelow Station | C. J. Cherryh
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📚 Tagged
✒ Philip K. Dick, Cory Doctorow, David Drake
📺 Doctor Who (of course) 📽 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Dark Crystal, Dragnet (1987), Dead Again, Demolition Man
🎙 Devo, Depeche Mode
🎶 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap(AC/DC), Deacon Blue (Steely Dan), Don't Stop Me Now (Queen), Drop The Pilot (Joan Armatrading), Does Your Mother Know (ABBA)
#manicmonday #LetterD @CBee

CBee So, I have a funny thing I do with the AC/DC song. We have doggies and they get dirty of course, I came up with “dirty dogs and they don‘t get clean” to the tune of the song and in the growly voice 😂😂😂 Might only be funny to me and the hubs though - we‘re a couple of kooks 🤣 (edited) 1mo
RamsFan1963 @CBee I think it's pretty funny 🤣🤣 1mo
CBee @RamsFan1963 oh awesome 😂😂 1mo
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Prelude to Foundation | Isaac Asimov
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111/150 Its been several years since I read the original Foundation trilogy, but I remember enjoying it. I didn't enjoy this as much, but it's still a pick, although a low one. This prequel has Hari Seldon at the start of his fame, when psychohistory was just a theory presented in an academic paper. I might have enjoyed this more if Seldon wasn't such a naive person, all his misadventures coming from his seeming inability ⬇️⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 to recognize deceit and was continuous amazed when he was betrayed by others trying to use him. It got tiring, his befuddled scholar stumbling from one mishap and misadventure to another. 3 ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 1st book finished for #20in4 @Andrew65 1mo
Andrew65 This is one I want to read having re-read the original series over the past few years. 1mo
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My username is fairly simple. I've been a fan of the Rams football teams since I was 10 years old, whether they were in L.A. or St. Louis. The 1963 is the year of my birth.
#littenswanttoknow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🙌🏻 1mo
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Why Read? | Mark Edmundson
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📚 I read fiction to escape, not always to a nicer place, but to see new worlds. I read non-fiction to learn more about the world I'm in.
📚 My mother inspired me to read because she gave me the freedom to find my own taste in books, not push one kind or another like schools do/did.
📚 Every chance I get, usually early morning or late at night, less distractions.
Thanks for the tag @Monica5
#littenswanttoknow

TheKidUpstairs I love early morning reading, before everyone else wakes up. Just me, my book, and a cup of tea. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Terminal Peace | Jim C. Hines
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Human beings, once the worst of their feral instincts have been cured, are an undeniable military asset.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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Before Summer Ends | Susan Mallery
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These are the books I'm planning to read for the special extra long #20in4 readathon.
My goals are:
Finish 2 or more books
Start 1 or more new books
Read 20+ hours

Good luck to everyone who's joining in.
End of Summer #20in4 Special @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊 1mo
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Police Patrol: 2000 A.D. | Mack Reynolds
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Mack Reynolds might not be a name familiar to many here on Litsy, but he's one of my favorite science-fiction writers.
His novels are usually short, 200 pages or less, full of action and clever world building, but not big on character development. I've always called him a plot writer not a character writer.

Lizpixie I‘ll have to check him out!👍 #stacked 1mo
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Eggs Thank you for playing and tagging 👏🏻📚🗺 1mo
Lizpixie Another thing we have in common! I‘m a sucker for Ancient Rome & Greece too⚡️🗡🏺 1mo
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Sweet Tea Tuesdays | Ashley Farley
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1. I have emailed myself articles and reviews of books so I could add them to my mountainous TBR shelves.
2. Depends on which book I finish next, whether it will be a fiction or non-fiction. So it will either be More Bad Days in History or a random draw from my TBR pick box.
Thank you for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
I'm so late with this, so I'll just tag anyone who hasn't played yet but wants to join in.

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I'm very late with my #AwesomeAugust Wrap-Up. I'm happy to say I achieved my goals. I finished 4 book, started 2 more and read for over 20 hours.
Thank you @Andrew65 for hosting another fun readathon. See you again in September.

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The Dispatcher | John Scalzi
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110/150 In another world, death is only possible by accidents, suicides or disease, there is no murder because the murdered people come back alive and healthy. Dispatchers "murder" injured or dying people so they can return to life. It's kind of weird but makes sense. Zachary Quinto is an excellent narrator. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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109/150 No one, IMHO, does the split timeline trope better than this author. I love being drawn by the dual mysteries, knowing they're linked someway, then watching as the author lays it all out in an intricate and logical manner. I don't even mind the supernatural parts because they fit the story perfectly. 4⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

ShyBookOwl I loved The Sundown Motel and keep thinking I should check out her backlog. Thanks for the reminder! Lol 1mo
Lynnsoprano If I didn‘t already have this on my TBR, I‘d be stacking it on that recommendation! 1mo
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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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📚 The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
✒ C.J. Cherryh
📽 Chicago
🎙 Elvis Costello
🎶 Cool For Cats - Squeeze

#manicmonday #LetterC @CBee

AmyG Ha, now I will have Cool for Cats stuck in my head all day. 🤣 1mo
CBee Thanks for playing! 😀 1mo
CarolynM Cool music choices👏😃 1mo
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The twenty-seven thousand or so superhero comic books that Marvel Comics has published since 1961 are the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, and growing.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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108/150 Its been several years since I read The Spellman Files, but it took no time to fall right back into the groove with this wacky family. Sure there's mysteries to be solved, but the point is the interaction between Isabella and her family. It's funny, its poignant and even a sweet romance.
4⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2
4th book finished for #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2mo
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The Green Millennium | Fritz Leiber
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Panpan

107/150 What a disappointment! I'm a big fan of Fritz Leiber, his book, Our Lady of Darkness, is one of my favorites, but this was a hot mess! Phil discovers a green cat that everyone, from gangsters to the government, want to get their hands on. Why? Some mish-mash about the cat being magical or maybe psychic, or maybe the Egyptian goddess Bastet. 2 ⭐⭐
3rd book finished for #AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

MaleficentBookDragon But I 😍 that cover. 🤣 2mo
Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 2mo
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1. Hard choice. It would either be non-fiction history or science fiction. I'd only do this if I was guaranteed access to every book printed in that genre
2. Last half. Not having closure would drive me crazy 🤪
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TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 2mo
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