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SageLaruta

SageLaruta

Joined January 2019

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Cast in Secret | Michelle Sagara
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Despite the fact that I find her style of writing very difficult to follow, I am enjoying this series. I definitely wish for more descriptive writing... But these little gems make it worth it. 😂

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Cast In Shadow | Michelle Sagara
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Isn't this the truth... 😂

Starting this today, I feel like I haven't been reading as much as normal lately. Rainy days are made for books 🧡

mreads Love this series 10mo
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The Seventh Bride | T. Kingfisher
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I'm only a few chapters in but already the writing style irritates me. I will definitely finish it, but I now understand why some of the reviews complained about "simplistic writing".

I also wish he took more time to describe his characters. The main antagonist (maybe? still early) is given half a sentence of description, and the protagonist barely more. I know more about her father's mill and the process of milling flour than I do about her ?

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The Seventh Bride | T. Kingfisher
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Another Kindle deal I couldn't stay away from....
Here we go 🤷

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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld | Patricia A. McKillip
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"Soon is such a long word". Such a phenomenal quote... Soon is perhaps the one word used to define time that has no concrete meaning. It's all relative. Is it weeks? Months? Years? It's soon ? and yes, it can feel like forever.

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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld | Patricia A. McKillip
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I've been gone for quite a while, drawn into trouble with work and my other passions. Designing new adventures for my D&D campaign, remembering what my PS4 looks like, finishing that 900+ page book, etc...

So. Here I begin another book on my TBR list. I honestly don't know if I'm going to fall in love with this one or regret the purchase. Only one way to find out!

Happy Friday! 🍻

Redwritinghood Happy Friday! Glad you‘re finding your way back to normalcy. 10mo
SageLaruta @Redwritinghood Thanks! What is interruption if not adventure 😁 10mo
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This book really struck a chord with me. I'm not even halfway through and several harsh truths have already been discussed. Despite being a work of fantasy, very real issues are mentioned in very real ways. Domestic abuse, racism and hatred, the disadvantages facing the disfigured... Yet through it all a message of perseverance and hope. 🧡

ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 📖📚 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 11mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
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Starting chapter 11 today. I'm getting through this a little slower than I normally would, and for that I blame my second job.

I am absolutely hooked. It started a bit slow but before I could even blink I was holding on with intense anticipation. The main character feels like he belongs in an Orson Scott Card novel, and the depth of emotion the author is able to portray is staggering. 🧡

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On to the next one from my Kindle.... Don't tell my boss! There are some days when my work is so monotonous I have thousands of pages running through a scanner and I can read while half of my mind is making sure nothing gets stuck.

Today is one of those days 👸

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Smoke and Summons | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Brilliant concept, but the dull writing and the cliches almost killed it for me. I did enjoy the book, and some of the actions scenes felt nicely intense, but I feel like it needed MORE (and less damsel in distress gets betrayed, woe is me). I will definitely check out the sequel and hope that this can turn this into something amazing.

In conclusion: the story is good, but it feels like it is missing depth and ingenuity.

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Smoke and Summons | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Starting chapter 14 this morning. I'm honestly not very happy with the beginning of this book. It's a peeve of mine when an author uses an invented term to define an invented term when you are hardly far enough in the book to know the speaker's name. It left me feeling lost and I knew I had to plow forward and risk missing stuff in order to hopefully clarify the points later.

I'm not sure about the execution, but the concept is still promising 🤷

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Smoke and Summons | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Despite the fact that I'm on book 4 of a rather long series I'm rereading... I decided to start one of the books on my Kindle. Looks like something I will enjoy, so here goes nothing! 🤷

gradcat It certainly looks very cool!! 😎👍😂 11mo
SageLaruta @gradcat I finished it earlier today and even though I felt it wasn't all that it could have been, I still enjoyed it 😊 now to wait for the sequel and see if that grows from this one! 11mo
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My favorite redhead was long overdue for her OWN comic. Snatched this one up when it hit the shelves and I'm so glad that I did. A little bit of light reading for today 🧡

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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales | Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm
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A stunning copy of the Grimm fairy tales that I found in BJ's wholesale of all places!

What is your favorite fairy tale?

I think I will always be partial to Rumpelstiltskin 👸

Endowarrior21 I now have to look at my BJs 11mo
PagesByTheWater That‘s a wonderful cover! 😍 11mo
JazzFeathers Wow! What a fantastic edition! 11mo
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Speaking of the Art & Arcana, this was my favorite Christmas gift to myself this year! I absolutely adore this edition ❤️

tpixie Great cover ♥️📚♥️ 11mo
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a cool cover! 11mo
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Dungeon Master's Guide | Wizards RPG Team
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Blast from the past! These date back to 1977-1980. My father played D&D while he was in the Army and thankfully he saved his books.

It's really interesting to see how far D&D has come. These issues are even referenced in the Art & Arcana visual history! Feels like I'm holding the past.

TK-421 Awesome! 11mo
readinginthedark So cool! 11mo
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My work day escape, reading on my lunch break.

I seem to be on a Salvatore kick these passed few days. The Hunters Blade trilogy (part of The Legend of Drizzt) is not my favorite part of the series. It does continue the story, if not much else. I've been struggling to finish this book for about a month now... Time to get it done!

PagesByTheWater You may be able to escape from work but now you can‘t escape MEEEEE MWHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA 11mo
PagesByTheWater Lol jk just stalking your feed for more books to add in my TBR stack 11mo
SageLaruta @PagesByTheWater this is so far into the series I think it might be almost book 20? Haha don't worry I'll keep posting about my favorites! I definitely stalked your feed earlier 😂 11mo
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Timeless: A Drizzt Novel | R. A. Salvatore
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I have this terrible habit of buying new books on Kindle or Google play, usually when I see $1-$3 price tags, yet instead of starting them I will choose to set them aside and read another series. I did this to Salvatore's Timeless. I was anxious for it to be released and then I cast it aside without even opening it.

Does anyone else suffer from this?

My resolution this year is to clear my TBR on my accounts and stop impulse buying as much!

Suet624 I buy books and then set them aside and grab books at the library. 😂 11mo
Soubhiville I do it with kindle. I unsubscribed from all the deal emails, and that helped a lot- but I do still succumb when someone posts a great deal here 😬🤪 11mo
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I'm desperately waiting for the third book in the series! The Name of The Wind is a story that sweeps you away in a cloud of excellently descriptive writing and well placed sarcasm. The start of this chapter made me laugh out loud!

TrishB We should have a little group....desperately waiting for the third book.... 11mo
SageLaruta Agreed! Someone posted a review for the third book on Goodreads and gave it 5 🌟. Patrick himself commented on it with the best bit of witty humor I have ever seen 😂 if you want a laugh check it out! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21032488-doors-of-stone 11mo
sprainedbrain I just wish we didn‘t have to wait so very long! 11mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I couldn't have said it better. Erin Morgenstern knows what it takes to captivate a reader, and she delivers. The Night Circus is one of my all time favorite reads, it's a shame that it got stolen (but I am infinitely grateful I happened to have this photo on hand). Will be buying another copy soon!

bookseller_cate Have you tried The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker? 11mo
SageLaruta I haven't, but I will check it out! 11mo
Sos Loved this book - read it a long time ago - nice to be reminded of it seeing this ♥️ 11mo
Crazeedi Good book! And welcome to litsy! 11mo
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To mentally prepare for Salvatore's newest addition Timeless, I'm returning to the beginning. The Legend of Drizzt series is one that I have always loved. The journey through betrayal, heartbreak, and racism speaks to all. Can one overcome the circumstances of their birth to rise above? Absolutely.

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For my first post, I would like to mention a trilogy that has quickly become an addiction of mine. The humor, the depth of the characters, the intricate plot, and the overall insanity that Scott Lynch has created keeps me returning again and again.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 I can‘t wait to listen to the tagged book; it‘s my next audiobook when my hold becomes available! 11mo
SageLaruta @CrowCAH Thank you, I hope you enjoy it! 11mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 11mo
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MrBook Nice! Welcome to the #LitsyFamily! 😁 11mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Welcome to Litsy! I‘m a huge fan of Locke and Jean. Hope we get Thorn of Emberlain this year! Also respect for the San bookmark. (edited) 11mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! I just read the first of this series. Hoping to get to book two this year! 11mo
bookseller_cate Big Scott Lynch fan here. I‘ve created a small but devoted following among my friends. We collectively groaned when The Thorn of Emberlain was pushed back to November 2019. (I hope that‘s not a sign Scott‘s having health troubles again.) 11mo
SageLaruta Thank you all for the welcome! I cannot wait to sink my teeth into the Thorn of Emberlain later this year. His style of writing just blows my mind and I cannot get enough. 11mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy! 📚☕📚 11mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 11mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 11mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy!🎉📚💕 11mo
BarbaraJean Welcome to Litsy! This is on my TBR—need to read these! 11mo
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DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 11mo
Spencer_Labbe Ugh! Love this book but i can't yet move onto the second I'm still not over the first 😭 11mo
SageLaruta @Spencer_Labbe in my opinion the second book is the best of the series, which is saying something because they are all amazing! 11mo
Spencer_Labbe @SageLaruta Well damn! I'll need to get on that then! That's good to know! 11mo
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