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TheSloanRanger

TheSloanRanger

Joined September 2016

28, Brisbane. Rogue academic. Books, blogs, and stuff at https://linktr.ee/the.sloan.ranger
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7 Days, 7 Book Covers Challenge!

Simply post a book cover you love - no explanation, no review, no information on the book!

Day 4: Women & Power by Mary Beard

Kalalalatja Love this cover! 2y
TheSloanRanger @Kalalalatja It's so lovely isn't it? It's based off a mosaic, I'll have to check the book to know for sure! 2y
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Any Goodreads users out there?

Jess7 I‘m on Goodreads as booklover7733 2y
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7 Days, 7 Book Covers Challenge!

Simply post a book cover you love - no explanation, no review, no information on the book!

Day 3: Broad Strokes by Bridget Quinn

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7 Days, 7 Book Covers Challenge!

Day 2: Venom by Brendan James Murray

The challenge? Simply post a book cover you love - no explanation and no further information!

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Giving the 7 Days, 7 Book Covers Challenge a go!

Simply post a book cover you love - no explanation, no information on the book!

Day 1 is The Thirteen and a Half Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers.

Cinfhen Cute cover 2y
ApoptyGina69 Different cover than the one I have. I like yours better! 2y
TheSloanRanger @ApoptyGina69 It's a very old one! My mum bought it for me back in 2000 😀 This dust jacket has been all around the world with me 💖 2y
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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Felt a little like Arthur taking on the Black Knight while reading this book. I've only got about 100 pages left now - though I don't think I'll be continuing the series!

LordofthePaperbacks Why aren't you going to continue the series?! They just keep getting better!!! 2y
TheSloanRanger @LordofthePaperbacks Really just wasn't feeling it! Took until the final part for me to really get into it and that's a loooooooot of book to have to get through first! 2y
LordofthePaperbacks I feel like that's how I felt through the second book. Still if you like the magics, skip ahead to the second era. They're shorter and move faster, and there isn't a lot lost on you for missing the first era. 2y
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Ginger: My Story | Ginger Rogers
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Escaping to the glamour of Old Hollywood on my lunch break.

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Just read Shattered Empire as my single sitting book for #ReadHarder! 2 challenges down!

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Fallow | Daniel Shand
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Today I'll be finishing Fallow, reviewing a few books, and watching Jurassic Park.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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My newest Pop, Bombshells Batwoman, has found herself in very good company! Tidying and organising the study today before I go out and drink too much tonight 🍻

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls | Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
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My TBR shelf! #shelfie

Hooked_on_books Wool is fabulous 2y
TheSloanRanger @Hooked_on_books My brother gave it me as a Christmas gift last year and I really need to get stuck into it ahah. Doing one last hurrah in the Boxing Day sales and then I SWEAR i'm working on this shelf for a while. 2y
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Books and breakfast!

Cinfhen Perfect 😋 2y
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#Bookmail! (thank you Afterpay 💖)

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The Swan Book | Alexis Wright
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Cinfhen Pretty photo 2y
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Scary books call for tea, brownies, and sunshine ☀

Cinfhen Pretty pic 💗 2y
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Don't make me go back to work 😩

Cinfhen 😍EVERYTHING about this post 2y
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An average caramel slice made up for by an excellent book 👌

Had to tag Brendan James Murray's other book, as Venom isn't on Litsy yet!

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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Break time!

Cinfhen Pretty pic 💗 2y
TheSloanRanger @Cinfhen Thank you! Trying to up my photo game a little! 2y
Cinfhen I'd call this one a huge success 💕 (edited) 2y
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Fight Like A Girl | Clementine Ford
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#welcometothewarroom

Probably shouldn't have started this before bed - it's already too hard to put down.

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The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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My little brother bought me this for my birthday! Since he's the one that brought Skulduggery Pleasant into my life, I'm more than willing to take a chance on this and see what all the fuss is about!

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Nestled amongst my haul from EB Expo is a copy of Gotham City Sirens: Book One. I predict a summer of comic books and air conditioning!

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I'm on vacation! Just having a few days on the coast in a cute beach front apartment 🌴☀
Wally is having a nap before we head back to Movie World for Fright Night so I'm getting stuck into this bad boy 👌

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he: A Novel | John Connolly
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Won myself an advance proof of John Connolly's latest! #winnerwinner

Cinfhen 😁‼️ 2y
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Medisin: First Do No Harm | Jeff Dyer, Mark McKeon
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Natural habitat: in bed with a book 👌

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Half an hour to kill before work.

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Breakfast 😁 #thedietstartstomorrow

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I need more Heloise Chancey in my life.

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
TheSloanRanger Snoring away as usual @Tanzy13 2y
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And here's the other! Considering making my own zines so I thought I'd do a bit of research! #bookmail

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One of the two books that arrived today! #bookmail

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Reading books on Shakespeare while Community streams in the background 👌

Smangela Community ❤️❤️ 2y
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Polishing off some book reviews today, before a few friends come round to hang out with me and the dog.
Being Here is DIVINE 👌😍

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Teaming my new book with a delicious sundae!

TrishB Love that cover 💜 2y
TheSloanRanger @TrishB Isn't it lovely? Seen a few for this book and this is far and away my fave 💖 2y
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I've never read non-fiction like this. If it wasn't for the footnotes, it'd feel like a dreamy piece of fiction. Absolutely in love!

Snuggled up in bed while Wally watches the Hungary Grand Prix. Chester's on the bed, but don't tell Wally 😁 I'm normally pretty into F1 but I'm so tired from work that all that driving around was sending me to sleep!

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What an opening 😍

TheLondonBookworm Intriguing... 2y
TheSloanRanger @TheLondonBookworm It's such a beautiful book so far, can't quite believe it's non-fiction! 2y
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The Pacific Room | Michael Fitzgerald
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Gonna need a lot of sugar to get through today.

Simona Njam, Njam 🤤😋🤤😋🤤😋 2y
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Super excited about today's bookmail! Can't believe I finally got my grubby hands on this book 😁

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The Pacific Room | Michael Fitzgerald
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Chester is at the vets most of today and Wally is getting ready for work so I'm wrapping myself up in my duvet and hiding from the cold, with one of the books I'll be reviewing for the AU Review to keep me company.

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Fantastic #bookmail today!
Being Here by Marie Darrieussecq, The Pacific Room by Michael Fitzgerald, and She Be Damned by M. J. Tjia.

Also picked up a new Pendo, as my old Samsung tablet is on the way out and I need an easy way to read all my non-Kindle digital books!

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Burger time! One of my friends is minding Chester so I don't have to rush home between shifts to check on him. So nice to relax with delicious food and a book!

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Between the ARCs I've covered for The AU Review, using my Kindle because it's easier on bus journeys, working four double shifts, and all this drama with the doggo, I've not really had much time to sit down and read (a physical) book.
Finally getting stuck into the newest Skulduggery Pleasant while the boyfriend watches Top Gear downstairs with the dog. They'll be up for bed soon so I better get a few chapters done sharpish!

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On Saturday night, our poor boy got spooked during a storm, jumped the fence at my boyfriend's mum's house, and picked a fight with a moving vehicle.
He's doing well, just very subdued (a side effect of the painkillers!), and we're confident he'll be back to his old self in no time.
Once today is over, I've got three days off work to spend with him while he recuperates - planning lots of puppy cuddles and reading for the pair of us!

ReadingEnvy Oh no I hope recovery is speedy! 2y
Emiller Poor pup!! Hope he recovers quickly!! 2y
DeeLew Oh no! 😢 I hope he has a quick and painless recovery. Poor puppy. 2y
Hooked_on_books Oh no, poor baby! Hang in there, little one. Hopefully he bounces back as fast as mine have with health issues. I think the bones on the wrap are a cute touch. 2y
TheWordJar Oh poor pup!! Wishing him a speedy recovery. In the meantime, he's looking good in that wrap! 2y
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Break time 😁

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Wally's home with the furbaby so I've stopped at the bar for a chardy and a few pages of The Girl From Rawblood.

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Lady Chatterly's Lover | D H Lawrence
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Catching up with my @SerialReader issues on the way to the RSPCA. I volunteer there weekly as a creative writer, playing with puppies and writing their adoption profiles.

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"For fans of pop music, intersectional feminism, and that bit in Ghostbusters when Kate McKinnon whales on a bunch of ghosts (which should be everyone, really), No Way! Okay, Fine reads like a conversation with that friend that just GETS it."

My review of Brodie Lancaster's brilliant No Way! Okay, Fine is up now on The AU Review - check it out at bit.ly/NW-OF

LauraWeasley Your review sounds amazing and I'm even more excited to read this now! 😊 2y
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This book is pretty much exactly what I need right now.

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"And once you've seen the world, you can't stay home."

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Green tea, a good book, and a sneaky selfie 👌

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The Gulf | Anna Spargo-Ryan
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"... uniquely Spargo-Ryan, filled with what one hopes will become her signature touches – vibrant characters, beautifully crafted prose, and imagery so strong you want to reach out and touch it."

My full review of The Gulf is up now on The AU Review - check it out at bit.ly/Gulf-review