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SenatorMothma

SenatorMothma

Joined May 2019

Dragonmom🐉who loves Star Wars, sci-fi, historical fiction, self-improvement, & Sherlock Holmes 🔎 2019 goal: diversify my reading pool!
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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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Finally finished this audiobook - seriously, who needs 100+ chapters?? A couple other minor annoyances, like a particular overused phrase, and a few really frustrating decisions (or lack of decisions...) on the part of the characters, but overall I really enjoyed it. An empowering twist on a classic fairy tale that was darkly funny.

LibrarianRyan I had to listen to the audio at 1.5x speed and it still felt never ending. Glad I listened instead of reading. 5mo
SenatorMothma I listened at 1x speed for the majority and wished I had sped it up! Finally increased it to make it thru the last hour 😓 5mo
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Main reason I only go to the Alamo Drafthouse for movies!

Reading this book while taking the city bus for the first time. This city isn't known for its public transportation, but it wasn't bad! Maybe a bit longer of a commute than if I drove, but hey - I didn't have to drive, AND I got reading time in. Win win!
(No, I didn't leave my phone at home tho... maybe next time!)

k.reads Same! I‘m so spoiled now, I can‘t handle other theaters 😂 5mo
Soubhiville Plus, they have real food, and are vegetarian friendly! Dinner and a movie at the same time? Yes please! 4mo
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A #wildbook for #30junebooks.
One I've started reading 2-3 times but haven't been able to stick with all the way through yet. Either I'm not getting the message or I'm just not ready for it yet 🤷‍♀️ gonna keep trying!
@howjessreads

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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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This book is so dark and yet so fun! Really enjoying the #audiobook version! #30junebooks

@howjessreads

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Dreaming Spies | Laurie R. King
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Finished today! Can't believe I've read 13 books from this series. They are just so reliably good (for the most part). This one has an interesting timeline structure and fun characters, and Mary is a bit more nuanced than usual. It picked up speed in the 2nd half, but felt like the author crammed in some of the best stuff in a rush (like, all the actual sleuthing!).

Scattered poetry
Inspiring my own haikus
An elegant touch

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Merlin | Robert Nye
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Pickpick

Found on a library used book sale cart, this was an entertaining albeit very bizarre read. I'm sure I missed a million Arthurian references in the midst of all the madness (demonic possessions, strange rituals, side snippets of another story, non-linear plot, competing narrators) but I still enjoyed it. It is *very* nsfw, which made me a bit nervous as I read it on an airplane!

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I am maybe a little bit #obsessed with this series. I looove the audiobooks narrated by Nathaniel Parker and have listened to all 8 of them at least 3 times. Still working on acquiring all the paperbacks!
#30junebooks @howjessreads

hes7 A great obsession. I ♥️ Artemis, too. 5mo
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Have to catch up on #30junebooks as I was out of town for a bit! Here is a favorite #booksource - our beautiful Central Library (although my membership is currently expired 😅)

@howjessreads

BooknerdsLife Look gorgeous! ...You have expirations date for library membership?? 😱 5mo
SenatorMothma @BooknerdsLife they renew each year! I'm not a city resident though, and pay for my membership. Waiting to see if I really need to renew it (I have 3 other library memberships!!) 5mo
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#LitsyATXReadersSociety books for today's meetup, theme of fantasy / sci-fi!

@Soubhiville @Eyelit @Felso @Sg1224 @erista

Soubhiville Yay! What a cool selection! I‘m loving this group 😊 5mo
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Little Women | Louisa M. Alcott
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Not just an #oldfavorite but also my oldest favorite, and my annual Christmastime re-read. The embroidery cover edition is my latest acquisition, purchased at Orchard House when I went on the tour a few years back. The copy in front is the first one I received at the age of 10. So much 💖 for this book.

#30junebooks @howjessreads

Nute I love this post! So cool that you have held on to all your editions of Little Women including the first one that you received as a child.💕 5mo
marleed Oh what a great collection. I read recently about someone who purchased the third HP book in every country with a foreign language they visit because it‘s their favorite book. Little Women would be fun for that! 5mo
SenatorMothma @Nute thank you 😊 I couldn't let it go, even though it is falling apart! 5mo
SenatorMothma @marleed that is an excellent idea and I might just have to start doing that! 5mo
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This short little #bookstack for #30junebooks is a stack of random, unsolicited book gifts from friends 😆 I tried to read Wizard's First Rule but just couldn't get in to it. Altered Carbon is definitely in the queue, and I'm not sure about All the Light we Cannot See... I've heard good things though!

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sudi I loved All The Light We Cannot See, it was one of my favorites last year. Hope you like it 💛 5mo
Nute The writing in All The Light We Cannot See is some of the most beautiful writing that I have ever read. 5mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Altered Carbon is absolutely fantastic if you‘re down with violent hard-boiled sci-fi! 5mo
SenatorMothma @TobeyTheScavengerMonk yes it sounds up my alley for sure! @nute and @sudi thank you for the encouragement! 5mo
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Winterwood | Jacey Bedford
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Mehso-so

For a book with so many elements I love - pirates, witches, magic, the Fae - sadly it didn't completely live up to my expectations. The main character is disappointingly flat, and Bedford's writing style is missing something I can't exactly identify...
Overall I'm glad I read it but I wish I had liked it better!
(Happily this tea is everything I hoped for 😍)
#fantasy #litsyatxreaderssociety

ruskigurl16 The tea sounds delicious. 😍☕ 6mo
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#greenbooks for #30junebooks - an easy prompt when your shelves are sorted by color 🌈

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CoffeeNBooks Great picture! 🐸 6mo
StayCurious Sorted by colour? How interesting- but there‘s a part of me that wonders how you remember what colour a book is when you‘re looking for it 🤔 love the picture btw 6mo
BooknerdsLife Cute pic! 😆💚 6mo
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SenatorMothma @StayCurious I had the same concern! But I recently cut down my book collection quite a bit, and have a pretty visual memory, so it's not a big problem for me and it looks nice 😊 thanks! 6mo
marleed I love this photo! 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk We are a Muppet household so this makes me happy. 5mo
Nute Everything about this post makes me happy!💚🐸 5mo
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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A fun one - nearly a blackout! I would have to check on that last one... I may have read all the books from one author but that would take me some time to verify! #bookwormbingo @EclecticReaders

Tagged book fits both the "book bought at airport" and "popular book I didn't enjoy" categories ?

EclecticReaders Nice! At least that book was good for something! 😄 6mo
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#30junebooks Prompt: "J"

J is for Julie Morgenstern, who has been my #organization role model for more than half my life. Her systems are simple to implement, they make sense to me, and they WORK! I'm obsessed with #organizing and #decluttering books but I always come back to Julie.

@howjessreads

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The Anubis Gates | Tim Powers
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For #30junebooks, my #underrated ones are anything by Tim Powers or James Blaylock. They have a similar style (and are friends IRL I think?), which some consider a precursor to the #steampunk genre as it exists now. Many of their older books are out of print, so I always check for copies when I'm shopping! Tagged book is in my top 5 faves of all time, I have given away at least 2 copies of it!

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Soubhiville I‘ve been meaning to find a copy of this based on your rec at my Xmas bookswap! 6mo
SenatorMothma @Soubhiville the next copy I find will be yours - unless you find one first! 6mo
Soubhiville Lol, it‘s a book search race! 6mo
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llwheeler I've had the tagged book recommended to me a few times now... guess I should listen! Lol. Also I have the stone giant but haven't read it yet - is it a good one? 6mo
SenatorMothma @llwheeler definitely do!!! I started The Stone Giant but got distracted by other reads with library due dates approaching... haven't returned to it yet! 6mo
llwheeler @SenatorMothma Haha I know that feeling! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Not familiar with James Blaylock, but I love Tim Powers. The Anubis Gates is a favorite and Declare was just crazy. 6mo
SenatorMothma @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'd recommend starting with The Paper Grail for Blaylock. I think you'd like it! I haven't read Declare yet; after Anubis Gates I'd say Expiration Date is my next Powers fave. 6mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘ve got Expiration Date unread on the shelf! I‘ll get to it sooner rather than later. 6mo
SenatorMothma @TobeyTheScavengerMonk and I'll bump Declare up in my queue! 😊👍 6mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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This book made me want to cook, so I did!
I listened to the audiobook, read by the author. It was a nicely paced story featuring interesting characters handling real life problems. I really appreciated the realistic depiction of a wide range of relationship styles. Don't listen to it while hungry!

Soubhiville Mmmmm! 6mo
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Joining in for #30junebooks fun - this is my current "fun" read ? One day I too will have a house worthy of being featured in a Weird Homes tour!

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Soubhiville That‘s an awesome aspiration! Let me know if I can help with crafting or painting. I love that kind of stuff! 6mo
Eyelit I saw that at the library a while ago, and almost picked it up... but I was close to my account limit so I left it for later. It looks fun! I‘ll have to look for it again 😄 6mo
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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Can I still do #hellothursday a day late?? 😬
1. Thin Mints. All of them.
2. The Fifth Element - it's wonderfully cheesy
3. I have no shame about listening to Artemis Fowl on audiobook for the 100th time.
4. Bubble bath + 🍺 + 📚
5. Did #4 on Wednesday, with the addition of a mermaid bath bomb!

Hi @JohannaRose and @Hooked_on_books !

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn It‘s never too late! And thin mints... yum! I can eat them all. Thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
JohannaRose Hi friend! 👋🏻 😊 6mo
Hooked_on_books Hi! My guilty pleasure movie is Deep Blue Sea. It‘s bad but I just love it. 😆 6mo
mreads The fifth element 👍😀 6mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Early start and a long drive this morning requires ☕ and a good audio read! Really enjoying this one so far.

Hooked_on_books Welcome to Litsy! Any friend of @Soubhiville is a friend of mine. 🤗 6mo
Soubhiville Aw, thanks Holly @Hooked_on_books ! Megan I‘m looking forward to this one, I loved 6mo
JohannaRose Welcome to litsy 😊📚 6mo
SenatorMothma @Hooked_on_books @JohannaRose thanks for the welcome! 😊 6mo
SenatorMothma @Soubhiville I'm almost done and really like it so far. I haven't read The Poet X yet but it's on my list - this one just happened to be on Hoopla! 6mo
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#datenight reading! Really enjoying hearing recaps of The Martian as the bf is reading it.

Lynnsoprano That‘s great! Hubby and I like to do #booksandcoffee dates, and since we‘re both retired it‘s relatively easy for us to do. 6mo
SenatorMothma @Lynnsoprano It's so nice to share a reading interest with your partner! I was thrilled when he suggested it. 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
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sudi The Martian is one of my favorite science fiction books, Welcome To Litsy 😊 6mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 😊👋🏻📚 6mo
SenatorMothma @UwannaPublishme @sudi @CoffeeNBooks thank you for the welcome! Happy to be here 😊 6mo
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A small but enticing library haul today! Been anxiously awaiting the release of Cal Newport's latest.

jpmcwisemorgan Welcome to Litsy! 😉 6mo
SenatorMothma @jpmcwisemorgan thanks, I'm slowly figuring it out! 😄 6mo
Soubhiville Yay! You did it! I think a great way to find folks to follow is to search for books you love and follow others who picked that book. 6mo
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Soubhiville Also, @LitsyWelcomeWagon has helpful hints for getting to know the ap, and @Chelleo has made some videos that help as well. The more people you follow, the more you‘ll see on your feed. If you want to, you can use the little person outline with + beside it to get recommendations of folks to follow. Those suggestions should all be active users. 6mo
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Karisa 🤗 We're glad to have you on Litsy! Welcome! 6mo
Sarah24 Welcome to Litsy 😊 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 6mo
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Geeklet Welcome! 😁 6mo
Soubhiville Look at the hashtag #LitsyATXReadersSociety and click each tagged member to view their posts, you can follow them all that way too. 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 6mo
SenatorMothma @Soubhiville thank you for getting me started!! 6mo
Soubhiville 😊 I hope you‘ll enjoy Litsy! 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
ruskigurl16 Welcome to LITSY. A fellow enthusiast of Sherlock Holmes and sci-fi novels here. 😊👋 6mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 5mo
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