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TieDyeDude

TieDyeDude

Joined September 2016

36, Western Colorado, fan of books, bats, and tie-dye. I may disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler
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To Hell and Back | Meat Loaf, Meatloaf
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"Who am I, why am I here? Forget the question, someone give me another beer." - Meat Loaf

wanderinglynn 🖤🖤🖤 5h
TheSpineView I love that album! The art work on the 70s albums is divine! ❤ 4h
JamieArc I got to see Meatloaf at Detroit Comic Con in October. So glad I did. I‘ve been blasting his albums yesterday and today ❤️🖤 4h
EclecticBookLover Did the same thing earlier today. On the sane record player, too! 😆 Got to see the musical of the same name a few years ago. Very glad I did. ❤ 3h
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After reading the plodding finale of the new Thrawn trilogy, this tight, well paced novel was just what I needed. Yes, there are a ton of new characters, several of whom don't last long, but they always feel necessary. Great start to a fresh new era of Star Wars.

Twainy I‘m so sad that I missed the GSFF book box last January. 1d
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Shadow Life | Hiromi Goto
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A badass little old lady battles death and ageist prejudice to eek out a little more time on Earth. A fun, feisty lead and an excellent story

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A Taste for Monsters | Matthew J. Kirby
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A strong YA story that combines a radium girl, the Elephant Man and Jack the Ripper. A young girl with phosphorus jaw is tasked with caring for Joseph Merrick, but their relationship is strained when the ghosts of the Ripper's victims start to haunt them. Good historical fiction with a killer ending!

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"Something happened out there...Pretending it's impossible just wastes time."

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The War of the Bounty Hunters is a fun crossover event where all the comics maintain their individual stories, but converge on one event which you see played out from all the different points of view. Some PTSD from her time with Vader shakes Aphra, which adds a nice layer to her personality. Always a fun title

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I started some of the comics last year, but I'm ready to drive deep into the High Republic. So far, so good, as the first 100 pages detail a dangerous mission that features a dozen new Jedi and beautiful demonstrates the discipline and philosophy of the Order. An excellent start

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Another riotous collection of weird and quirky comics. Definitely better than the last book. The comics featuring her cat are excellent!

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I feel like I lost some of the story as I zoned out during the extensive space battle sequences. The strategic reasoning is a lot of fun, but I am going to be looking for a general summary of the full series to remind myself of all the connections. On to the High Republic series!

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Trying to blow through this audio before it returns Wednesday. 23 hour book with a 21 day loan, and lots of holiday commitments, but also lots of time off, so I think I'll be able to finish. Built this Metal Earth model this morning while listening.

AmyG That‘s pretty cool. 3w
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1. Getting married, new job, and buying a house (aka: All the adulting). Greatest challenge has been mostly financial and physical well being. COVID and above items have contributed to a lapse in discipline in both aspects. Time to buckle down!
2. Probably The Woman They Could Not Silence, though I'm ready to go deep with V.E. Schwab after reading A Darker Shade of Magic
3. Financial stability and to lose a few pounds. Also, no more masks 😁😒😷

DivineDiana Cheers to a wonderful year of life accomplishments! Yes! No more masks in 2022 🤞🏻 3w
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Mutha: Stuff and Things | Vincent DOnofrio
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I don't think I had 21 books I loved for #top21of21, so here are my top 9. Tagged book might have been a tie for 9th. Hoping for a more satisfying reading year in '22.

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Blood Water Paint | Joy McCullough
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My #jolabokaflod gifts from my wife

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Because It's Christmas | Kathryn Shay
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Merry Christmas to all

vivastory Merry Christmas 🎄🍷 1mo
AmyG Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
rachelsbrittain Love the suit! Merry Christmas! 1mo
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Nute Merry Christmas, Andrew! You‘re looking marvelously decked out!💚🌟♥️ 1mo
VioletBramble Merry Christmas 🎄 1mo
StaceGhost Literally the best Christmas outfit I‘ve seen in my adult life 1mo
kspenmoll Great holiday spirit! Love the jacket! 1mo
Linsy Love this so much!!!!! 4w
MicrobeMom Your jacket is amazing!! ♥️♥️ Merry Christmas! 4w
Megabooks Love it! 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Amazing. ❤️💚 4w
batsy Fabulous! 4w
Simona Very festive and bright❣️ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm 😁looking very festive! 👍 4w
DivineDiana So shiny and bright! Fabulous! ❤️ 4w
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Good ol fashion pewpew fun! Await the dawn!

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Pretty good. I felt like it almost would have been better as a Wikipedia entry, though. The details presented don't feel like they added much vs a simple overview of events. There was a lot of historical tie-ins to fill some pages, which I found a little more interesting. The author also chose to dedicate chapters to Josephine Baker, even though she and Biggs rarely crossed paths. Not much as a biography but a good, if light, history of Paris jazz

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A sweet collection of heart warming holiday stories from the Star Wars universe. Lows stakes, family friendly.

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This was between a pick and a so-so, but bumped up because of the fascinating information. Too important to not recommend. I think I would have preferred straight text to the graphic novel format. I liked reading about her struggles with research and what facts she uncovered; I didn't find the informed fictional stories engaging, and the art was confusing at times and didn't add a whole lot to either story being told.

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Taking a reading break with an exhibit-specific storybook 😁

DivineDiana What was the exhibit? 1mo
TieDyeDude @DivineDiana It was their permanent Japanese art exhibit. Some of their permanent exhibits have specially commissioned storybooks for families to read together 1mo
Nute Wow! What a cool experience! 1mo
DivineDiana How fantastic! 1mo
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The Locke Box | Jennifer Daniels Neal
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A follow-up to her other novella, The Rucksack. Stands alone, but features the same characters. Sweet romance (snuggles and canoodling) with decent suspense and good humor. A fun 2 hour read. Available for free on BookFunnel https://dl.bookfunnel.com/9e0s052ap5

TW: Domestic abuse

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😮😮😮😮😃😃😃😃

Smartypants I like her music and this sounds fascinating! I love when artists expand beyond their traditional medium. 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly OMG YES 2mo
rachelsbrittain I just saw this on Netgalley today and requested it so fast! 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I gave this a little more time than I should have, hoping that something would click, but as other reviews mention, it starts off strong before descending into meandering rants that he clearly thinks are very important, but I quickly grew tired of. I'd like to give the personal essay genre another go, though, if anyone has recommendations.

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The Old Nurse's Story | Elizabeth Gaskell
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Last year, as I listened to Christmas music, I decided I needed to try figgy pudding, and my wife graciously acquiesced. This year's random lyric I decided needed exploring is "scary ghost stories" from The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Here is some info. Now, off to find some examples! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-ghost-stories-go-christmas-1809...

DivineDiana How was the figgy pudding? 2mo
TieDyeDude @DivineDiana Stacy was still adjusting to cooking at elevation, so it was a bit undercooked in the middle, but I loved the flavor! 2mo
DivineDiana Love this idea! 2mo
Nute Whoa, this is a super cool idea, if I‘m getting what you‘re saying. So every Holiday Season, you pick out a random lyric/phrase/thing in Christmas Songs and give further exploration to it. Fun! I have often wondered just what figgy pudding is and whether or not I would like it. (edited) 1mo
TieDyeDude @Nute Yeah, it wasn't a conscious decision, but two years running now, and it's fun! 1mo
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📗 Love 'em. Provides potential for unconventional story telling and originally

📘 I'm not fancy with my reading. Maybe a nice bookmark

📙 Also, All Systems Red or The Lady from the Black Lagoon. But I usually like to tailor recommendations to the person.

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

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1. I've blown through a bunch of back-logged comics and graphic novels in the past month, so I'll certainly finish my GR goal.

2. I really want to dig into Salem's Lot, and I'm going to give the High Republic Star Wars line a start.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Sounds good! Thanks for playing! 🤩📘 2mo
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Spent the weekend going back through this series, reading about half of it for the first time, before starting on the final arc, Jupiter's Requiem. I really enjoyed the characters and the conflicts. Very disappointed that Netflix cancelled the TV show, because it was a solid adaptation.

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Very cool horror graphic novel series. Volume three has a solid ending, so it'll be interesting so see where the story goes. My favorite aspect is that the stupid decisions made are made out of desperation, exhaustion, or inexperience, not just because it lets the story happen. Certainly a property ripe for adaption to another medium.

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Mehso-so

Very creepy, definitely worth a read. I just couldn't get into the flow of the writing. The cadence forced me to read slowly. Not necessarily a bad thing, just gave me pause.

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Return of Zombert | Kara Lareau
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I enjoyed this sequel much more than the first book. Fast paced, genuinely surprising reveals, and a fun continuation.

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Destroy All Monsters | Sam J. Miller
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A strong YA take about dealing with abuse and trauma. A teen drifts between our world and a fantasy land, anchored to both by his best friend. Just a bit of magic to keep things interesting.

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Frankenstein | Mary Shelly
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Double feature movie night: Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein
FYI: The actress that plays Mary Shelley in the intro of Bride, and also plays the Bride herself, is Katie Nanna from Mary Poppins! 😜

Texreader These are adorable!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Super cute funkos! 3mo
Bookwomble There's a wonderful portrait of Elsa Lanchester in the National Portrait Gallery. It's hung in the same room as Mervyn Peake, Arthur Conan Doyle and Aldous Huxley (unless I'm just gathering them all together in memory!). We paid her a visit before going to see a production of Young Frankenstein a few years ago. 3mo
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I feel like I don't absorb as much information when I listen to an audiobook. So, while I might not catch every call back and connection to the previous books, Zahn's second modern Thrawn trilogy is still enjoyable complex and wildly entertaining.

Suet624 I‘m the same way with audiobooks. Fiction especially. 3mo
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Rise of Zombert | Kara Lareau
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Fun middle grade story. Definitely the first of a series. Lots of open ended plot points and a cliffhanger ending. Illustrations are cute, story is decent. I just would have liked at least one answer to the questions it raises, but it could technically be a stand alone book.

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Townie Books | Crested Butte, Colorado (Bookstore)
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Day trip to the lovely town of Crested Butte. A beautiful 3 hour drive where we got to see fall colors and snow covered landscape. Walked around town and visited the local bookstore, where I was gifted a slightly damaged copy the special edition of Addie LaRue! Also bought My Best Friend's Exorcism. Good day 😊

TrishB Looks like a fab day 👍🏻 3mo
AmyG We have snow on the mountains here in Eagle County. Beautiful. 3mo
Oldschool_millenial Ooooo, I loved MBFEX! How'd you like it? 2d
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Great world building, great character development, good pacing, well-developed rules for this story's magic. I appreciate that it is a complete, independent story with enough loose strings to make a sequel appealing, but not necessary. Looking forward to book 2!

miaelisabet Book 2 does not disappoint! I hope you enjoy it!! 3mo
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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! All of this!

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A powerful LGBT story set in 1980s San Francisco amidst the AIDS crisis.

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Dumpster Fire | Lela Markham
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More of a Facebook post, but I had to share

AmyG All the Ha!s. 😂 3mo
Graywacke The humor doesn‘t work so well here as it does on the crazy places. It‘s too nice here. 🙂 3mo
Tera66 😄 3mo
Chelsea.Poole 😂 3mo
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A very good kitty fights for the soul of his human. Brilliant characterization of the cat

https://www.tor.com/2019/07/10/for-he-can-creep-siobhan-carroll/

DivineDiana Love this image! 😻 4mo
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I'm usually good with ambiguous ending, but, damn, I want so much more of this story!

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Mehso-so

The characters and the conversations were a little cliche, and there were WAY too many similes, but there is plenty to recommend in here. The character development was excellent, and the settings felt very real. After the first hundred pages or so, the pacing kicks into high gear and, while it ends almost exactly how you'd expect, it is still a fun ride!

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Blissfully Married | Victorine Lieske
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RachelAmphlett 🥂🥂 4mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊❤️🥂 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhhh 4mo
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DivineDiana So happy for you! 💞 4mo
JamieArc Congratulations! 🎉 4mo
batsy Congratulations! 💕 4mo
SamAnne Congrats!! 4mo
jdiehr 😍 Congratulations! 4mo
ozma.of.oz Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎉 4mo
MicheleinPhilly Awww, congrats Andrew! 4mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🎉🎉 4mo
quietjenn Congratulations! 4mo
kspenmoll Just saw this. So happy for you! Congratulations!!🎉🎈 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Congratulations!! Love her dress. 3mo
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A love story about a warrior who keeps running from her feelings. Set in a post apocalyptic tea-growing commune. Pretty cool short story
Tor.com/2016/10/19/231037

Bookwomble When I read "post apocalyptic", "tea-growing commune" were not the next words I was expecting! Sounds intriguing ? 4mo
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The winner has been contacted, check your inbox!
1. Metal helmet - The Sandman graphic novels
2. 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything in the Hitchhikers Guide
3. Inigo Montoya's sword from The Princess Bride
4. The shield of Martin the warrior from Redwall
5. Algernon, the lab mouse from Flowers for Algernon
6. A rose and keyhole from The Dark Tower
7. Hook's hook from Peter Pan
8. Red apple (with white leaf) is from The Giver

TieDyeDude The winner got six out of eight. No one guessed the Giver, which I thought would be the hardest. Thanks to everyone who participated. 4mo
Megabooks Very cool!! 4mo
MatchlessMarie Missed the original post but this is impressive and very cool! 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very clever tattoo. I only guessed 3 correct. 4mo
wanderinglynn Sorry I missed this! Love the tattoo! ❤️ 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Love it!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Damn. Red wall. I almost used that for the mouse. Dammit 4mo
LibrarianRyan Not too bad. That was fun I never would have gotten the weird hat thing. 4mo
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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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Bailedbailed

For another time. The political maneuvering and military strategizing just isn't doing it for me right now. I'll probably revisit closer to the sequel being released.

Twainy I‘m at 48% and took a break to listen to Wolves of the Calla …. My plan was to finish The Dark Tower series and start this one over …. We shall see …. 4mo
Sara_Planz I just bailed on this one myself. I just couldn‘t get involved in the story line. 1mo
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*GIVEAWAY REMINDER* I don't think my first part was flashy enough, so here's a reminder that today is the last day to enter my giveaway. Only two entries so far! Guess the titles that the icons on my new tattoo represent for a chance at a $20 gift card to either Barnes and Noble or an independent book store of your choice. Enter at this link: https://forms.gle/bK7gAHjJKc3o7DkJ8

LibrarianRyan I think I may have 6 of the 8. But totally stumped on the 7 and 8 4mo
RamsFan1963 I think I got 5 out of 8, maybe 6. The apple still has me stumped. 4mo
TieDyeDude @LibrarianRyan @RamsFan1963 I forgot to rewrite the hint for the apple, since that is the most obscure: the leaf has no color for a reason 4mo
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LibrarianRyan @TieDyeDude I don't even see a leaf so I am off. I just realized one of them may be a doorknob, which officially changes my mind on what I thought it was. 4mo
LibrarianRyan This is too hard and can be too many things. UGHHHHHH 4mo
TieDyeDude @LibrarianRyan It's not from Home Alone, if that's what you're thinking 😉 But, no, not a doorknob 4mo
Louise The 42 brings The Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy to mind. The mouse, well, my first thought was Flowers for Algernon; but it could also be from The Tale of Despereaux. However, if it‘s really a rat, then it could be a reference to Terry Pratchett‘s Disc World series. That would make sense along with Hitchhiker‘s Guide. (edited) 4mo
LibrarianRyan @TieDyeDude no, not homelone. and not a door knob, well damn. I have entered a few times as I have new ideas. I don't care if I win, I just want to know:) 4mo
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New Judge Dee! Another great short story. Tor.com/2021/09/15/judge-dee-and-the-poisoner-of-montmartre-lavie-tidhar/

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Broke out my Kindle for a recent flight, and I've been using it a bit since returning. This Stephen King short is available through humblebundle.com for a $5 minimum donation that goes to the ACLU. A seemingly crazy person claims to the police that there are body stealing aliens invading earth. Feels like a familiar story, but it was very short and entertaining.

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*GIVEAWAY* I got a tattoo yesterday, and I'm really happy with how it turned out! It features my cat with his kinked tail on a stack of books, with a cloud of iconography from some of my favorite titles.
Can you guess all the titles? I'll email one random winner a $20 gift card to either Barnes and Noble or an independent book store of your choice. Enter by Thursday, 9/23 at this link: https://forms.gle/bK7gAHjJKc3o7DkJ8

TieDyeDude FYI: the apple may be a toughy, so I'll probably grade it on a curve, so, HINT, the white leaf is on purpose 4mo
TiredLibrarian I love this! We had a beloved black cat, and I love tats with personal meaning. 4mo
vivastory Amazing tattoo! 4mo
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Megabooks That is a great tattoo! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Looks great! 4mo
RamsFan1963 This was tough. I feel pretty sure on about half my picks, the other 4 were stabs in the dark 4mo
DivineDiana Can‘t wait for the reveal! 4mo
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