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Yamich49

Yamich49

Joined May 2016

"The world was hers for the reading."
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Floodland | Marcus Sedgwick
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Haven‘t been on Litsy in MONTHS but trying to make the time to start posting on here again and looking forward to seeing everyone else‘s posts too! Hoping to post some reviews for books I‘ve been reading recently very soon. For now, here is a picture of our river earlier this evening - it has been raining nonstop and this is wayyyyy higher than it normally is! Luckily the rain has stopped for now and the water levels are starting to drop again. 😬

sprainedbrain Good to see you again! 9mo
Zelma Yay, glad to see you back! 👋 9mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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It has been a longgg week! Starting off my weekend in the best way: reading down by the river while the puppies roam.

DebBates101 Beautiful! Where are you? 2y
Soubhiville That looks like fun! 2y
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Today has been an amazing day for books for me! My #botm came in and my order of 3 very anticipated reads came in this afternoon too! I‘m so excited about all of these books but I think I‘m gonna start with Ireland‘s book first because I‘ve been reading so many good things about it lately. 😍

Mommamanzi Looks like a great day in your book world!!! 2y
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Enjoying what is left of this cold, rainy evening with a creepy book and cute kitty snoozing nearby. 😊

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Really enjoyed listening to this book. Interesting facts and context for the TV show. There were a few repetitions that I noticed but they didn‘t detract too much from the story. Completed book 2 for #24in48. Not going to make it to the full 24 hours but enjoying all the reading time nonetheless.

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Took a long break and am now back at it. Spent a little time updating my #24in48 reading log and now enjoying this audiobook while getting some knitting in. I love learning more about Queen Victoria and the accuracies (and inaccuracies) of the show. 👸🏻

Godmotherx5 What are you making? Looks cozy. 2y
Yamich49 @Godmotherx5 It‘s a sweater! I had it almost halfway done then had to restart because it was way too big. 🙄 2y
Godmotherx5 I‘m learning socks right now. Knitting a sweater intimates me. I‘m impressed with your effort. 2y
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Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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I‘ve found a term for what I‘m doing: #audioindigenizing - when you‘re listening to an audiobook and being a badass Indigenous person. 😆 I have a feeling a significant amount of #24in48 will be spent audiobooking and devoting time to a couple of current projects, including this one. We‘re working on a traditional dress for my niece for our tribe‘s summer ceremonies and it requires hundreds of pieces of beargrass. Thus my loom full of beargrass.

Karkar You will have to post the finished dress. I am curious to see how it turns out! 2y
Yellowpigeon Cannot wait to see the finished product. Such a labor of love 2y
Linsy Yes, me too. This looks amazing! 2y
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On my 2nd #24in48 book. It is a cold and windy day out there so I‘m spending it perfectly: snuggled up with one of the doggies and kitties in front of the fire. 😊

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Delicious Foods: A Novel | James Hannaham
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Intriguing first lines from my #24in48 stacks! This definitely makes me want to pick up this book and start reading!

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Just under 3 hours completed so far for #24in48! I could not put this one down! A very realistic dystopian tale of a young women struggling to keep herself and her baby safe in a society where conception is threatened and women become prisoners in a religious state‘s attempt to control reproduction.

Cinfhen This has such mixed reviews but now I'm curious....I think I saw this available through my library #OverDrive & congrats on finishing your first book🎊 2y
Hooked_on_books I just finished this one, too, and I loved it! It seems to be very polarizing. 2y
Yamich49 @Cinfhen I really liked it. It had me hooked from almost the beginning. I would recommend especially if you like scary dystopian novels that seem like they could come true very quickly in this day and age. 😬 2y
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Yamich49 @Hooked_on_books I hadn‘t realized that it had such mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it too! 2y
BookishFeminist I‘m glad you liked this! I loved this book but just about everyone I spoke to said they didn‘t. It‘s not her best book but I thought it was really thought provoking and timely 2y
Yamich49 @BookishFeminist Yes! I thought it was really good and 💯timely. 2y
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And officially starting #24in48 with my current read! Starting in the bathtub too which has become a bit of a tradition for me now with this readathon. 🤓

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This Savage Song | V.E Schwab
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My stacks for #24in48! I always need lots of variety for readathons so I have audiobooks, ebooks and physical books. Can‘t wait to get started!!

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I just finished my reread of the first one so I‘m enjoying this cold, rainy afternoon snuggled in bed and finally reading the sequel!

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Snuggling with the cat and doing some #audioknitting this cold Saturday evening. I'm loving this sweater pattern and cannot put my knitting needles down. What's everyone else up to?

readordierachel Pretty color! And I loved this book so much. 2y
SandyW That looks like it will be a lovely sweater. I hope you post a picture when finished. 2y
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Mongrels: A Novel | Stephen Graham Jones
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"Mongrels" is a dark tale of a family of werewolves struggling to survive in a world that is full of constant and deadly threats. I really enjoyed Jones's writing and reading about this family full of flawed, hungry wolves.

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Guardian | Alex London
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Finished these two over the last couple of days. Intriguing dystopian story with a queer MC! This was definitely an interesting world to inhabit over for a few hours. The first one, Proxy, is on my #queer52 list that I've been neglecting a bit lately! 😬

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More Happy Than Not | Adam Silvera
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Man, Adam Silvera knows how to write a book that'll break your heart. I think I enjoyed History is All You Left Me a bit more than this one but this one was a good read as well.

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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Wooooo finally got my BOTM! Adding this to the large TBR pile by my bed.

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Jerkbait | Mia Siegert
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Really enjoyed this one. Although there were a few storylines that seemed a bit rushed/random, the overall story was engrossing, sad and hopeful. Loved these brothers, despite the many mistakes they both made.

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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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😭😭😭😭😭😭 Thanks for sending me this one to me @Wife - loved Lily and the story. 🐶

Wife I‘m so glad you liked it. 🐾 2y
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Gilmore Girls: .... Staffel 6 | Lauren Graham, Jamie Babbit, Alexis Bledel
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Hot tea, Gilmore Girls and updating my reading journal on this chilly evening. ❤️

alibrarianslibrary Sounds like the perfect night to me! Oy with the poodles already! 😉 2y
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Over You | Amy Reed
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I realized that I have been slacking a bit lately in my #queer52 books so I picked this one up tonight and it was a perfect, quick read for a rainy night. An interesting story and realistic look at a toxic friendship. Would be great for a teen who has a toxic friendship and needs to see the positive of separating oneself from that friendship.

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She's Come Undone | Wally Lamb
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Overall a good book. Had a hard time getting through the first half but I started liking it as I got closer to the end. Not the easiest story to read but it won me over in the end.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Perfect cozy fall evening. A warm fire and spending my time alternating between reading and knitting while watching Outlander. 🤓

scripturient Sounds heavenly! 2y
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Ending this Halloween with a brain bath bomb and creepy book (an awesome #halloweengoespostal gift)! 🎃👻

Wife Enjoy!🌹 2y
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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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What an amazing #halloweengoespostal package from @Wife - I love it all! I feel so spoiled with the books and goodies! I love all of your book choices and can't wait to read all of them. I also looveeee the mug, socks and yummy goodies! I am eating a bag of the chips now (to offset all the sugar 😆). The wrapping was beautiful and wonderfully Halloween. Thanks again soooo much! And thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing it all!

Wife So happy that you like my choices! 🎃 2y
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Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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Finished this a few days ago. Fun, quick read with a lot of pop culture references. Felt a little young for me but I enjoyed it.

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Forgot to post my #halloweengoespostal package that came in at the end of last week! I'm leaving it in the back of my car until Halloween bc it helps me not obsess about opening it (and obviously helps me forget that it's there for a few days). 😆 Can't wait to open it!!

Yamich49 Thanks @Wife! I can't wait to open it. Love the box decorations!!! 2y
Wife Yay! I‘m glad it‘s safely in your hands! I hope you like the choices that I made. Can‘t wait!🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷🕷 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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The Power is a powerful, speculative fiction novel that is as disturbing as it is illuminating. Although I enjoyed certain parts (such as the revenge that many women were able to get on the men that abused them when the power is first discovered), Alderman's story shows us that power corrupts, no matter who holds it. Often bleak and violent with unsympathetic characters, The Power explores power and gender in a way that is impossible to ignore.

FireHeartRattlerOfStars I just ordered this for my Book of the Month Box and I can't wait to get it! 2y
TrishB Great review. It made me sad because we just became the same. 2y
Yamich49 @FireHeartRattlerOfStars It's really good! I hope your enjoy it! 2y
Yamich49 @TrishB True, although I think it's more of a brutal look at our current sexist society than an accurate exploration of what would happen if women had that power. So much of the horrible things happening to the men were so eerily familiar to the way that women are treated that I think it was deliberately done that way to showcase how horrific the current state of sexism and power is today. 2y
Bklover @TrishB Me too! 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Hot cocoa, cinnamon roll and this book that I'm enjoying far too much. 💅🏽😜

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We have our first book club today so I'm re-acquainting myself with this one while listening to the beautiful rain outside. So far, we've only have 3 kids sign up (5th & 6th grade girls) but I'm excited for our small group of Rez girl book nerds (yes that includes myself and my coworker!) 🤓Now to find an awesome YA book that stars a tween/teen Native girl (not boy which most of them seem to be), any suggestions???

prowlix This is on my short list tbr but I think it may fit? It is historical fiction based on Canada so I'm not sure if it's what you're looking for but I hope it helps 2y
brownekr Maybe RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME? I haven't read it in years but liked it as an Actual Tween. 2y
Yamich49 @prowlix @brownekr Thanks for the suggestions!! 2y
Yamich49 @emtobiasz I have but not in the past few months, thanks for reminding me of that great resource!! 2y
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The Seafarer's Kiss | Julia Ember
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This was a fun and awesome queer novel about a mermaid fighting for her independence, falling for a human and making deals with trickster deities. 💙

kgriffith Sold! 2y
LauraJ That sounds really cool. 2y
TheWordJar Sounds awesome and that cover is 😍 2y
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Yamich49 @GlitterFemme @LauraJ @TheWordJar It was very cool! I forgot to mention the fat, body-positive mermaids! As long as you don't mind slight tentacle porn in a sex scene, you'll love it! 😉 😆😆 2y
LauraJ @Yamich49 Slight tentacle porn is my favorite kind of porn! 2y
Beachesnbooks I liked this one a lot!! There aren't enough mermaid books, in my opinion 2y
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This book is FUCKED UP. Completely disturbing and tragic and hard to read in large chunks. The first half of the book was a challenge for me as it is an epistolary novel and the narrator is a pretty unlikable person. Once I got past the halfway point, it was difficult to put down and the horrible and tragic things just kept piling up. Hard to say I enjoyed it because of the subject matter, but it definitely left an impression and disturbed me.

CouronneDhiver Haha! Yep. 2y
WarpedSweetness It was made into a movie. That's how I felt about the movie too. 2y
TheWordJar Perfect review. I read this book two years ago, and there are still scenes that are vivid in my mind. I haven't watched the movie yet, as I'm not sure I could make it through that story again. 2y
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tapgurl I had to look up epistolary 😬 took my ego down a few notches I think I'm so literary! 2y
prowlix Great review! I read this several years ago and loved it as much as you can love a book about horrible people and violence? 2y
TrishB Great review 👍 A great read. 2y
emilyhaldi Yes, fucked up appropriately describes it! 👍🏻 2y
Yamich49 @CouronneDhiver @TheWordJar @prowlix @TrishB @emilyhaldi Right? I feel almost bad for saying I liked reading it bc it is so jacked up but whatever. We all understand on Litsy right? LOL 2y
Yamich49 @WarpedSweetness Yikes I don't know if I could handle the movie too. 😬 Maybe in a little bit once the book horror has faded. LOL 2y
Yamich49 @tapgurl LMAO. I looked it up too bc I couldn't remember the word but I knew there was a term for what I was trying to describe. 😆😆😆 2y
LeeRHarry Still disturbed years later! 😳 2y
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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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I really enjoyed this book. Beautiful cover and interesting story. Even though there were I few plot points I predicted early on, I still enjoyed the story and characters. I love reinterpretations of mythology and gods and especially love stories that are some variation of Hades and Persephone so this was perfect. I need an interesting, well-written story to get me out of a slump and this one was perfect!

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The Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi
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Finding it difficult to read with Mia distracting me. She likes to attack my thumb and fingers while I'm holding a book, not sure what she thinks they are. 😆😆

Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
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Enjoying a cold butterbeer in The Leaky Cauldron!! 🤓

LitLogophile So jealous!!! 2y
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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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The only upside of a flight cancellation and subsequent 8.5 hr wait at the airport is the extra reading time. 🙄 Can't wait to get to Orlando and hit up Hogwarts tomorrow!!

Lindy 8.5 hours? Poor you. ☹️ 2y
Yamich49 @Lindy Ugh it's been pretty painful! After a 5.5 hour drive to the airport, by the time I get to Orlando it'll have been over 27 hours of travel (with 9 hours in the airport 😕). 2y
Lindy @Yamich49 Travel can be gruelling. I hope you are able to rest up and recover when you get to Orlando. 2y
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@BooksForEmpathy I finally managed to check my mail and got my first #RavenMail package! Can't wait to read the book Gianna and thank you so much for the yummy hot cocoa! 😋

BooksForEmpathy Oh that looks SO good. I hope it's as rich and chocolate-y as it seems! Enjoy my book selection. I hope you like (or maybe are disturbed ?) by my "horror" pick! 2y
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Just pre-ordered this poetry collection thanks to a post from a friend on Facebook. It sounds fantastic! 😍😍😍

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Such a fantastic book! Ng is such a fantastic writer and I could not put this one down. Not quite sure how to describe this one, but Ng continues to weave intricate and compelling stories about real, flawed families.

Reviewsbylola I loved the morality questions she raised. 2y
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Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens
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I loved this book! Loved the characters, storyline and true representation of growing up in a small town while struggling to be yourself.

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#bookmail that came while I was on work travel this week! 😍😍😍

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Ahhhh. So much grief, love, pain and anger in one book. I loved it, even when it broke my heart.

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Love this world and these characters. Got stuck in the first half and put it down for a while but once I picked it back up, I could not put it down!

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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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Day off + hazardous smoke levels (from wildfires) that force everyone to stay inside = lazy Monday afternoon reading. 📚📚

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Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Getting ready to head off for camping trip 2 of 2 this week! This pic was from earlier this week when I took my oldest niece camping on the Southern Oregon Coast for a few days. It was lovely and we read a lot. I sincerely doubt I'll get much reading in on this trip as we're taking her two younger brother with us (and my brother and 5 yo niece are meeting up with us too). 😆 One last adventure before their school starts next week. ✌🏽

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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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Great book. Read it in one sitting - fascinating look at life in a beehive.

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Nobody Cries at Bingo | Dawn Dumont
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Loved this book! Dumont is a skilled writer and, like so many other Indigenous storytellers before her, she manages to tell an often sad and serious story in an engaging way that finds the humor in every situation. I couldn't put down this story of the Dumont family and, as always, enjoyed reading a story about someone else's rez-life that is both similar and different to my own.

Zelma Loving the cover and scenery! 2y
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Fantastic book. Just finished it last night and still not quite able to articulate my thoughts and feelings about it. So much pain and truth in so few pages. 💗💗

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3 | Hannah Moskowitz
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This was the perfect book for me right now: a well-written queer YA book about three teens in a poly relationship. Got me right out of my reading slump, despite my exhaustion this week! ❤

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