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TieDyeDude

TieDyeDude

Joined September 2016

38, Alaska, fan of books, bats, and tie-dye. Goodreads & Instagram: AndrewK106 #LitsyLove
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

🔥 Campfire: Lots of memories of camping and various outdoor activities (somewhat related, tobacco pipe (but absolutely not cigarettes))

🌊 I remember my college town was pretty well landlocked. I visited a friend during a break, and about a mile from their house, I could smell the creek that ran by their house. I didn't realize how much I missed water.

🍊 No obvious reason, I just love the smell of oranges.

Eggs Ah orange 🍊 good one! 6h
lil1inblue Campfire memories are the best. 😍 6h
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Shiny and New | Robert Chafe
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#WhatsNewWednesday #WhatsNewWednesdays #LitsyLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Read4life

My wife proposed to me on Leap Day 2020, so this is our first Engage-iversary. Unfortunately, we weren't able to plan anything special, but it is a nice reminder. She did a great job with the proposal 😁

WildAlaskaBibliophile And he was a turd. ;-) A lovely turd, no less, and it's a great memory and story to share. :D Let's just say, he made it a bit challenging to propose. Hahaha. 6h
Ladygodiva7 😂😂😂😂😂 5h
dabbe Ooh, there's a story there! 🤩🤩🤩 5h
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @WildAlaskaBibliophile y‘all are my favorite #LitsyCouple ❤️❤️ 4h
Read4life Now I want that full story! Thanks for sharing. 🤓 1h
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#tuesdaytunes @TieDyeDude
I have listened to this album so much. It has been in my Spotify top 5 every year since it came out. I think Bruno Mars is great, and Anderson .Paak's tiny desk is one of the best. A smooth, classic sound; this would absolutely be a desert island album for me, as I never seen to get tired of it. They just sound like they are having so much fun, even their videos are cheeky fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLGHcj_fmA

The_Book_Ninja A week‘s gone by already??? 1d
BeeCurious Oh man. Bruno Mars and his silky smooth voice. Yowza! 😎 1d
batsy The vibes for this are too good 🍹 17h
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A small Virginia town with a black sheriff is rocked by a series of murders. I enjoyed but wasn't blown away by Razorblade Tears. I devoured this book, though. It was like a Sidney Poitier movie made today where he didn't have to tiptoe around racist white folk. Some of the scenarios could have felt cliche, but the sheriff's jaded attitude helped them feel different. Dark and violent, but easy to get sucked into. Highly recommended.

Read4life This is on my March TBR. Just waiting on my library hold. 2d
Traci1 I love everything Cosby has ever written. 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes!!! Totally agree!! 2d
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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Thirteen | N. K. Jemisin, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yoon Ha Lee, Elizabeth Bear, Dave Hutchinson, Tade Thompson, S. Qiouyi Lu
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A fantasy short story that examines the imagined lives of the people from whom George Washington's teeth came. A powerful, at times darkly funny, tale.

Read for free here: https://firesidefiction.com/the-secret-lives-of-the-nine-negro-teeth-of-george-w...

P. Djeli Clark revisits the story: https://disgruntledharadrim.com/2024/02/19/revisiting-george-washingtons-nine-ne...

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The Dark | Sean Wallace, Jack Fisher
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Nominated for the 2023 Bram Stoker Award for short fiction, Sam J. Miller is always a good read!

This short story is about a pair of twins, one who has become a type of emotional vampire. Their relationship is that of someone trying to help a family member dealing with addiction.

Read for free at: https://www.thedarkmagazine.com/if-someone-you-love-has-become-a-vurdalak/

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Touchdown! NASA's first commercial lunar craft is on the moon and transmitting. Confirmation of its condition and orientation is still pending, but these crafts will be essential for supplying any potential lunar settlements and Mars missions. It is the first lunar landing in 50 years. I f'ing love science!

Bookwormjillk Such a fun thing to see today! 6d
AmyG I just read about this! 6d
bthegood 🎉 🎉 6d
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I haven't read anything by Ken Liu, though I hear nothing but good things, and I really enjoyed this short story! An aspiring painter struggles when her masterpiece is met with indifference. Her pivot in the art world, her emotional development, the final scene, it is all so encouraging and optimistic. A delightful read

https://reactormag.com/the-passing-of-the-dragon-ken-liu/

TheBookHippie I love this visual! 1w
Crazeedi Gorgeous! 1w
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Anthony's Song | Dawn Willhelm
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1. July. Colorado ➡️ Alaska

2. Homecoming by Cynthia Voight

TheSpineView That was a long move! Thanks for playing! 1w
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Tightrope Walker | Dorothy Gilman
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#tuesdaytunes https://youtu.be/hOTR3iSu9OQ

I discovered Rachael Yamagata with "Be Be My Love" in college. She did a residency at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, and I've been following her since. I've seen her about 10 times live. The linked video stars Allison freakin' Janney! Enjoy!

TieDyeDude The art is an original drawing that Candice Martello (aka Hemming) did before the show and sold at the merch table. My best friend bought it for me. Hemming is very good as well, though she only has one album; she won a VH1 reality show, but became a little jaded with the music business dealing with the recording contract from that show (bonus video: https://youtu.be/pd-H4rfsrn8) 1w
youneverarrived Ah I love Rachel Yamagata. I went to London for the first time when I was 16 to see her live - my first proper gig. Great memories 😁 1w
TieDyeDude @youneverarrived Yay! That's cool. That's not exactly a short trip, is it? 1w
youneverarrived I live in the north of the UK so it wasn‘t too far 🥰 1w
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Singing | Alison Croggon
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#motivationalmonday @Cupcake12

1. Afternoon tea on Saturday ☺️

2. “Call It Like It Is“ - Bailen

3. I would have loved to have seen The Who or B.B. King in their prime

Thanks for the tag @Deblovestoread
Hope to see you tomorrow for #tuesdaytunes

TheBookHippie The Who is so good in concert! 1w
Cupcake12 Great answers! Enjoy your afternoon tea ☕️ 🍰 Thanks for joining in 👍🏻 1w
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This felt like an extended essay adapted to a graphic novel. An academic exploration of the literary devices used to represent the underworld, from the literal (as in Gilgamesh) to the metaphorical (as in Moby Dick). This would be extremely valuable information for writers, but was still very interesting for the average reader. Excellent art as well!

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Introvert | Falko
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The story of an introvert: @WildAlaskaBibliophile likes to hide in the quiet places when we go to beer festivals (until the grove is too strong and she starts dancing 😜)

mabell ❤️❤️😂 2w
dabbe #introvertsunite ❤️💜🩷 1w
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Sunrise | Jacquelyn Cook
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Good morning! Well, I guess it's about lunch time for most of you 😜

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2w
Deblovestoread Gorgeous! 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So beautiful 😍 2w
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BookNAround Those colors! (edited) 2w
BeeCurious That's stunning! It looks like you had a wonderful start to your day. 🌞 2w
TieDyeDude @beecurious It certainly helped 😁 2w
Aimeesue Wow! So gorgeous 🖤💜🖤 2w
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Moulin Rouge | Baz Luhrmann
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday @dabbe

1. Hedwig and the Angry inch by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask (saw live 3 times, seen the movie many times)

2. Moulin Rouge from Baz Luhrmann (haven't seen the stage show yet 😕)

3. The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh (saw in a church attic in Philadelphia with John Lithgow's son in the lead role)

TieDyeDude Honorable mentions 😉: An American in Paris, The Greatest Showman, Once, A Raisin in the Sun, Hamilton, Othello, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Hadestown. I usually prioritize musicals, but I love live theater and I hope that the success of Hamilton eventually leads to more streaming releases of Broadway shows 🙏 (edited) 2w
dabbe You are definitely a theater/musical maestro! And you've given me some new ones to see! Or read if there are written versions, too! Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
TheBookHippie A Raisin in the Sun ♥️ 2w
TheBookHippie Othello too! 2w
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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Thanks for the tag, @read4life

Frank Sinatra, “It Was a Very Good Year“ :)

Just the first couple chapters in, but the main character is very nostalgic.

#booknotes @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎤 💙🎵 2w
Read4life You‘re welcome! 🎶 2w
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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

1. Just to my wife. I had done for coworkers before, but wasn't feeling motivated this year
2. Not particularly, but if they exist, it's probably more like the song “From Above“ by Ben Folds :)
3. I don't like the commercial focus of the day, so something small. Tonight, I'll cook dinner and we are going to a stargazing event.

Thanks for the tag, @crazeedi

Eggs Ahhh stargazing 🔭 ♥️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds awesome 🤩 2w
Crazeedi You're welcome, and stargazing is always perfect 2w
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I am really enjoying this series. Set hundreds of years before the events of the excellent Rise of the Guardians animated film, these books are a fun companion to the movie. The final book, book 5, will introduce Jack Frost.

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I love music! I even listen to music often while reading. So, I thought I'd start a #tuesdaytunes hashtag to highlight my favorite current listens (if it's not too non-bookish). Feel free to comment or repost with your recommendations
The War On Drugs is a Philly-based synth-layered indie rock band. Their single, I Don't Live Here Anymore, features backing vocals by Lucius, which is always a good sign 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVh6XTwWhMY

vivastory I love The War on Drugs 🤘 2w
Mimi28 I don‘t listen to music as much as I used to but I think this is a great idea. Right now all of Usher‘s songs from the superbowl are going through my head - with the disappointment of learning he is getting married, lol 2w
TieDyeDude @vivastory I've known of them for years, but only recently have been intentionally seeking out their music. 2w
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TieDyeDude @mimi28 That was such a fun performance. There aren't enough people dancing on roller skates. It made me think of the music video for Matchbox 20's “Disease“ :) (edited) 2w
Mimi28 That sounds cool I will have to look that up 😊 2w
BarbaraBB Like @vivastory I love them too! 2w
CSeydel OMG, lol - I have been binging this album lately! 2w
Billypar This is a great idea! I remember liking both TWOD and Lucius even though I never listened to either too much - I'll have to check this out. 2w
Deblovestoread Love this! Littens have great taste in music and I always get introduced to new to me stuff like this song. 💜💜💜 2w
batsy Fab idea! 2w
Bookwomble Super idea 🎶🧡🎶 2w
AmyG I love The War on Drugs. I listen to alot of music, too. Slave Ambient is my favorite of theirs as Brothers is one of my most favorite songs. 2w
Bklover Thanks for the link! Great idea! 2w
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1. Winter Bonfire/Beer Festival this Saturday! 🍺 Also, our book club is meeting Sunday, and we may do some stargazing on Wednesday.

2. See above :)

3. Guardian of Earth and light 🌟

#motivationalmonday @cupcake12

Cupcake12 Thanks for joining in. Have a great week 👍🏻 2w
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The Black God's Drums | P. Djeli Clark
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A fun, quick listen about a magical alternative New Orleans after the Civil War. Gods inhabit chosen citizens, airships traffic the sky, and villains seek chaos and destruction.

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This is book 2 of a duology. I read book 1 four years ago, and the Colorado library system never got book 2. I found it now in Alaska, but it is a direct sequel (like, set a day or two after the events of book 1), and I didn't remember enough to fully enjoy it. Also, while there were supernatural elements, it wasn't nearly as creepy as the first. I suspect it would be better reading them back-to-back, but this didn't work on its own.

underground_bks Normalize recapping the previous book in the series, publishing industry 🙏🏼 3w
TieDyeDude Someone should make a wiki-style website where anyone can post and edit entries. I've seen a site or two with series recaps, but they are very niche (like one or two people recapping the books they like). 3w
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Thanks for sharing @the_book_ninja

This was an interesting exercise, and taught me about some feminist concepts I was totally ignorant of (ecofeminism, postmodern feminism). I knew I was pretty liberal, so I tried to keep folks like Boebert and MTG in mind when answering some of these questions 😅

https://www.idrlabs.com/feminist-perspectives/test.php

TheBookHippie It was a fun insight! 3w
Julsmarshall Fascinating! 3w
The_Book_Ninja Love the variety of results this test is throwing up. It‘s been a real talking point in our house. 3w
Jess Well that was fascinating. Thanks for the link. 3w
Chrissyreadit Fascinating 2w
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Reckless | Ed Brubaker
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🔍 Ethan Reckless (tagged book)

🔍 Claire DeWitt

🔍 Batman

#comicscount #martigras #tlt #threelistthursday @dabbe

Thanks for the tag @read4life
Let's play @wildalaskabibliophile @ramsfan1963 @the_book_ninja

dabbe Never heard of #s 1 and 2; they're now on the TBR! #3: 🤩 Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 3w
Read4life You‘re welcome! Great list 🤓 3w
bthegood batman 💕 💕 3w
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Night Fever | Ed Brubaker
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A man on a business trip, bored with his life, stumbles into a violent underworld that he's not entirely opposed to. Another great collaboration between Brubaker and Phillips, with some excellent art and coloring. This was a fun, trippy read.

RamsFan1963 I got this from the library, I'm looking forward to reading it 3w
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A gay man and an asexual woman marry. Why? Dunno. You can assume social pressure, but there is not much of a story, so far. As the first volume, it was mostly character introductions and back stories, but the main characters are very endearing. I don't normally seek out manga, but I'm interested in continuing this story.

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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A very sweet story about a middle-aged couple who move to Alaska in 1920 to make their way. As the snow starts to fall, they start seeing a little girl running through the trees. This was a beautifully written story with complex characters and the right mix of magical realism.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to move this one up!! 3w
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The Red Cross | Anastasia Suen
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My first blood donation in a while. I'm glad that the Blood Bank of Alaska has opened a local donation center, so that I can get back to donating regularly. While I did what I could in Colorado, it was a struggle to find donation opportunities. #donatebloodsavelives

AnnR 👍 4w
Ruthiella Good for you! 🩸👍 4w
Kimberlone A friend of mine used to work there! 4w
dabbe 🤩 4w
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The tagged book is one of my #bookspin drawings, but our statewide interlibrary loan system blocks new books from circulation. It will have been out a year in May, so fingers crossed I'll see it at some point.
#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fantastic!! 4w
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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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I only read the first couple volumes of the comics this show is based on, but I adore this cartoon. The first season is on Disney+, not sure when season 2 will make the jump to streaming, but I'm excited!

Kenyazero I've been eyeing this as a possible next cartoon to jump into once I finish my latest rewatch of Owl House. Sounds like that's a vote for yes! 4w
TieDyeDude @Kenyazero Yes! And Owl House had been on my To-Watch list, so thanks for the reminder 😁 4w
Kenyazero @TieDyeDude It's such a fun ride! 4w
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julieclair Yay! Congrats on getting a bingo! 🎉 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🙌🏻👏🏻 4w
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@WildAlaskaBibliophile and I participated in a Sip and Paint event for the first time. It was a nice night!

RaeLovesToRead Love this picture!!! 🥰 4w
Megabooks Wonderful!! 4w
Cupcake12 These look amazing! 4w
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julesG 😍😍 Looks like you had a great time. 4w
LiteraryinLawrence Soooo pretty! 4w
Deblovestoread Great pic and paintings! 4w
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4w
DieAReader Wonderful!❤️‍🔥 4w
Ruthiella I feel like you and your wife are dressed for very different climates in this picture! 😆 4w
BookwormAHN Fantastic ❤️ 4w
AnnCrystal 👏☺️👍. 4w
UwannaPublishme 🤩 What fun! 4w
AnnR Lovely paintings. Looks like you had fun and enjoyed the 'sips.' 🙂👍 4w
WildAlaskaBibliophile @Ruthiella Your comment made me laugh out loud. I'm the one dressed appropriately--it's been in the negative teens here lately. 😱 I guess Andrew just lacks any feeling in his body. 😉 4w
bthegood 💛 💙 4w
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Word Bingo | Donn Byrne
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February #bookspin list 😁 January was a slow reading month, but we don't have much of anything planned for February, so the hope is to spend some time reading and relaxing. You have to stay active in Alaska to combat the darkness, but with the light returning, it'll be good to have some down time.

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Kevin Keller | Dan Parent
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1. Tagged. Archie Comics are my cozy read.

2. Killers of the Flower Moon. @wildalaskabiblophile has been on me to read it and got me a copy for Christmas, so no more excuses :D

@thespineview #two4tuesday

AnnCrystal @wildalaskabiblophile and @TieDyeDude Killers Of The Flower Moon was Scary good. Unbelievable that this was based on real events. (edited) 1mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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1. @wildalaskabibliophile and I are doing our first Sip & Paint Wednesday, and I am giving my first blood donation in about 6 months. Blood Bank of Alaska just opened a new location minutes from work (vs. hours away in Anchorage).

2. Tagged. It is excellent, but it has been a slow month for reading.

3. Curious and adaptive

#motivationalmonday @cupcake12 @cuilin

Cupcake12 That‘s fab to hear about blood donation. My 80 year old nan has just got to 125 pints and revived an award. Have a great week 👍🏻 (edited) 1mo
TieDyeDude @Cupcake12 That's awesome! I had gotten to 40 points while living in PA, and I had to pester them to get a pin 😜 1mo
Cupcake12 Your letter just arrived! 1mo
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I expect lots of reading the next couple days as our new recliners are scheduled to finally deliver (two weeks late), but @WildAlaskaBibliophile and I are starting the weekend with a sake-tasting brunch. Also, it is about -20°F outside this morning 🥶

TheBookHippie 🥶 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow 🥶 enjoy your reading and recliners! 1mo
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Started this audio book on the drive to Alaska, finally got around to finishing it 😁 An excellent collection of empowering stories. I appreciated that, while not all ended well, many of the stories had positive, or at least not horrific, outcomes. Good bite-sized profiles with a very enthusiastic narrator.

Crazeedi How long of a drive did you have?? 1mo
TieDyeDude @Crazeedi It took 6 days. My wife's not big on audiobooks, though, so we didn't listen to much 1mo
Crazeedi @TieDyeDude wow! That's a drive!! We're you in PA? Glad you're home safely 1mo
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A quick read involving some Roswell fun. My first experience reading Scalzi, though I have several of his books in my TBR.

https://reactormag.com/the-presidents-brain-is-missing/

Texreader Oh do read Starter Villain next! It‘s so much fun!! 1mo
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#TLT @dabbe

1. Space, the universe, etc.

2. The ability to completely dismiss evidence in favor of blind faith, greed, or selfishness

3. Animal intelligence

What are you curious about, @kwmg40 @wildalaskabibliophile @coffeenbooks?

AmyG Definitely #1. 1mo
dabbe 1 and 2 for me. “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“ (Carl Sagan). #thecosmosdudeabides 🤩 1mo
WildAlaskaBibliophile All 3 for me! 😀 1mo
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#litsylove heading out tomorrow 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute stickers!! 1mo
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Kevin Keller | Dan Parent
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I love Archie comics, and I loved this introduction to Riverdale's first gay character. It is full of the joy and optimism of Archie comics. Kevin is a fully fleshed person that fits in perfectly with the group. His sexuality isn't even a plot point until the 6th issue, in which his rival is quickly shut down and rightfully ignored by everybody. What a great addition to Riverdale!

TheBookHippie Oh how fun!!! 1mo
UwannaPublishme 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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Is this the last of the #litsylove Christmas cards? Who knows!? Mail in Alaska is fun 😜 @Sleepswithbooks

Wearing the closest thing I could find to a tie dye winter jacket (it's so warm!)

StaceGhost Love the colors! And kudos to the Alaskan post 1mo
Sleepswithbooks The 🐌 💌 deliveries slow down when trudging through snow ❄️ 😂 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly What a great sweater! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m still getting Christmas cards too!! 💌 1mo
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Ready to read a literary smackdown? I just learned about this exchange between Charlotte Brontë and Robert Southey while listening to the tagged audiobook. Future Jane Eyre author Bronte writes to the poet laureate of the time asking for his advise on her poetry. He responds that she is talented, but once she's married, she won't have the desire to write ⬇
https://richbyrne.blogspot.com/2013/04/charlotte-bronte-and-robert-southey.html

TieDyeDude A taste of her response: “Once more allow me to thank you with sincere gratitude. I trust I shall never more feel ambitious to see my name in print ; if the wish should rise, I'll look at Southey's letter, and suppress it.“ His sincere and oblivious second letter is hilarious! (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella Love the sarcasm! 😂 1mo
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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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#wondrouswednesday @eggs

1. I enjoy a good sci-fi story, so near/far future?

2. Started The Snow Child, but first completed read was Victor LaValle's Destroyer comic

3. Most pages: The Stand. Close second (and took the longest): House of Leaves

Play @WildAlaskaBibliophile

SamAnne @TieDyeDude do you recommend House of Leaves? I‘ve circled around it but haven‘t taken the plunge. 1mo
TieDyeDude @samanne I recommend it, if for nothing other than the experience and the “badge of honor“ for finishing. I can't say I followed the full story, because of the multiple storylines, the formatting, and the time it took to complete, but the main plot points are defined enough that it is easy to pick back up after extended time away and follow through the end. It is a unique experience and certainly worth tackling, IMO. (edited) 1mo
Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing! 1mo
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Audiobooks on the Go | Audiofile, Robin Whitten
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Okay folks, I have some Audible credits and need recommendations for audiobooks. Fantasy, sci-fi, historical, science. Show me what you've got!
(BTW, the fact that Adam West put the headphones on his bat ears instead of his human ears makes me happy 😁)

TheBookgeekFrau Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest - read this years ago and remember that it made me, literally, laugh out loud 1mo
Ruthiella I think anything Neil Gaiman narrates is pretty good! 1mo
AmyG I used to watch this when I was a kid. The next day in school….Batman was all any of us could talk about. 1mo
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AnnR I liked Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World By: Mark Miodownik. For historical fiction, Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Also, The Girl With the Pearl Earring by the same author. Finally, I agree with @Ruthiella that anything Neil Gaiman narrates is probably good in the fantasy realm. 1mo
Aimeesue That pic! ? Audio Rex‘s - any Terry Pratchett Discworld, new or older versions, doesn‘t matter; Stephen Fry‘s Mythos séries is very well done; seconding the Gaiman - or go with Good Omens to get a dose of NG & TP together. Murderbot if you‘ve not yet listened to those, any Scalzi, A People‘s History of the United States. 1mo
Ruthiella @Aimeesue True that! I love Discworld books on audio. 👍 1mo
RamsFan1963 History: The Nazi Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer, Science: An Immense World by Ed Yong, Fantasy: The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake, Science-Fiction: The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty. 1mo
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Bailedbailed

Sorry, Maria, love your comedy, didn't love your book. It doesn't help when an author spends the first chapters talking about how she didn't want to write a book but did it because of the money that was offered and would be recycling a lot of material from her stand up to fill pages.

Clare-Dragonfly That does not sound very compelling 🤔 1mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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The Love Bug: Herbie's Special Friend | Walt Disney Productions
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1. I have driven manual. I learned to drive while volunteering with a non-profit organization that had a manual company vehicle, but it was only for a month over 15 years ago. I wouldn't jump behind the wheel with much confidence today :)

2. Chuck Palahniuk's “Lullaby“ is a road-trip story, but I'm not sure much focus is placed on the car... I dunno, I'm not really a “car guy“

#two4tuesday @thespineview

Crazeedi Once you've driven one, it's like riding a bicycle! You'll never forget!! 1mo
TheSpineView I agree with @Crazeedi you never forget. Thanks for playing! 1mo
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Paper Planes | Jennie Wood
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This was on a list of recently released graphic novels with ace representation. Unfortunately, they use the flash-back/flash-forward troupe way too much, and the ace character's identity is only hinted at until a two panel reveal and is not really mentioned again despite it being a huge division in the two's relationship. I would have liked the writer to trust the story and make it linear with more acknowledgement of the struggles with identity

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Tor.com Collection: Season 1 | Kai Ashante Wilson
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Tor.com is becoming Reactor, to separate itself from the publisher and grow as a source of pop culture content. Most significantly, they will be continuing the stellar short fiction program which offers free short stories from amazing authors every month
https://www.tor.com/2024/01/09/tor-com-to-become-reactor-debut-new-site-on-janua...

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System Collapse | Martha Wells
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A couple purchases with our Barnes and Noble gift card

Leftcoastzen Awww ! Pretty bird! 2mo
Crazeedi Hey Andrew! Did you receive my note?? Happy new year! 2mo
TieDyeDude @Crazeedi I did! Thank you. Working my way through replies 😁 2mo
Crazeedi @TieDyeDude great!! I was so interested that you went to school in Meadville, you may have known my daughter!! Have a great day!! 2mo
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