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Ysabet

Ysabet

Joined September 2016

Professional geek (manga adapter) + lifelong fangirl
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Feed | Mira Grant
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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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"Stories are where we find ourselves, where we find the others who are like us. Gather enough stories and soon you're not alone; you are an army."

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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"People who only know suffering from stories are never prepared to find themselves inside one."

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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I'm just gonna be saying "ELLIOT" a lot.

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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ELLIOT.

Elliot, my beloved grumpy-pants who is VERY UNIMPRESSED by what he's seen so far of the magical land he's been whisked away to.

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“The secret to pie,” she said, sweeping around the kitchen and peering into cupboards, “is the crust. And the filling. And the topping.”

“So the secret to pie is pie?”

“Am I wrong?”

--"The Russians Came Knocking", K.B. Spangler

(It's not currently in the Litsy database, so I opted for the next best thing.)

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Digital Divide | K. B. Spangler
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SO TRUE.

(Also, hi, Litsy friends! I'm still checking in here fairly regularly, but as you can see, have mostly been lurking. It's my nature.)

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Winter Tide | Ruthanna Emrys
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Chalk | Paul Cornell
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Reading with Jinksy!bear. (In ebook, so no book in the pic.)

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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A hundred pages or so into the book and loving it. ^_^

Claudia joined Jinksy on my lap after I settled in to read more, and stayed just long enough for me to get a halfway decent shot of them both.

#Jinksy #Claudia ##CatsOfLitsy

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Just starting in on this one. ^_^ I've been looking forward to it since finishing the first book!

Jinksy, as you can see, is a heap of floof tonight. (He has a head, I promise.)

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

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Digging into a novella while traveling, mainly in hopes of being free to pick up a hard copy book soon after getting home.

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Magic for Nothing | Seanan McGuire
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Antimony's first novel! (Sixth book in the series.) I already love Antimony from the novellas she narrated, so I'm very excited for this.

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

CherylDeFranceschi Got mine today, too! 3y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab

I'm not having any luck coaxing #Jinksy onto my lap, and I've taken the dust jacket off my book, and those things add up to not being bothered to take a picture right now. But FWIW, this is my current read, and I'm roughly 100 pages in. ^_^

(Jinksy was at the vet today getting some follow-up tests done. He's fine, but understandably worn out and sleeping hard in a basket.)

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher

I'm reading Carrie Fisher's memoirs out of order. ^^; I read Shockaholic last year--the ebook was on sale and I didn't realize it wasn't the first, and thus that I was probably expected to be reading it with more prior knowledge of Fisher's life than I actually had. But given how interesting I found it despite that, I expect to enjoy this one immensely.

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Mockingbird Vol. 1: I Can Explain | Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
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Most of my current heap of graphic novels from the library (my main use for the library these years, since I'm on year 3 of almost-exclusively reading novels from my purchased-TBR bookcase).

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Settling in with this at last!

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

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Aerie | Maria Dahvana Headley

It essentially took me a month to read The Steerswoman's Road (combining The Steerswoman and The Outskirter's Secret); the length of time is no reflection on my enjoyment of the books. But now I'm finally starting in on something else!

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"Then I realized I hurt too much to use Twitter and that's when I knew I was dying."

(This one's a short enough quote that Swyping it was almost as easy as not, so why not.)

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Wait, so the Kobo app lets me select a quote and share it in the pic format above, but not highlight-copy-paste so I can also include it as text? >.< I assume it's meant to be anti-piracy, but it'd be nice if it were easier to share quotes in an accessible way.

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No book in the photo 'cause I'm reading this one on my phone.

...basically my entire timeline here is photos of Jinksy on this blanket on my lap, I realize, which pretty accurately sums up my favorite way to read.

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

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The Steerswoman's Road | Rosemary Kirstein
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Finally starting this series that so many friends love! (Via this edition that includes both The Steerswoman and The Outskirter's Secret.)

Jinksy, meanwhile, declines to face the camera.

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

BookishMarginalia 💕💕💕 3y
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Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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"Not everyone knows their own weaknesses. One just assumes one's normal."

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Star-Touched Queen | Roshani Chokshi

I've done so little reading lately. But tonight I finally finished A Madness So Discreet and am moving on to The Star-Touched Queen.

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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Finally finished The Young Elites tonight, after not having a chance to read at all since last weekend*, and this is what I randomly snagged from the to-read bookcase to start next.

*Technically I tried to read last night after work, but then I fell asleep for the rest of the evening.

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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This arrived yesterday! I don't think my brain is up to the work I'd been hoping to do tonight, but maybe it's up to some reading?

#Jinksy #CatsOfLitsy

CherylDeFranceschi 😻❤️ 3y
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Vanishing Girls | Lauren Oliver

I bounced out of Broken Monsters after only about 60 pages, so this is up next.

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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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My next read, I think.
#cats #CatsOfLitsy #Jinksy

earlgreyediting Have you read any of her stuff before? I've been wondering whether to track it down. 3y
Ysabet @earlgreyediting Nope. I think one of her others may also be on The List, but this is my first time reading her. 3y
earlgreyediting In that case, I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 😊 3y
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CherylDeFranceschi 😻Jinksy! 3y
Ysabet @earlgreyediting Alas, I bounced out of it about 60 pages in. It wasn't clicking for me at all. :( 3y
earlgreyediting Useful to know, thank you! 3y
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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore

I'm roughly halfway through this now and loving it. The prose is gorgeous, but not in a way that distracts me from the characters.

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Girl Mans Up | M-E Girard

Two graphic novels (Nimona and Awkward) and a started-and-abandoned novel later, I'm settling in with Girl Mans Up.

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I couldn't decide what novel to pull off the TBR bookcase, so I'm curling up with a GN instead.

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake

Delving into my first Kendare Blake novel (although it's not the first I've bought. I also own Anna Dressed in Blood and its sequel).

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I finished the wee project I was determined to check off before starting in on this. Look at the pretty!

xicanti Oooh, coloured edges are my favourite! 3y
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My book mail from a few days ago!

(Ignore the unidentifiable and unrelated book at the bottom--I'm still learning to guesstimate how much of a pic gets auto-cropped off, and was using it for height.)

earlgreyediting Ooo... Fruits Basket collection! 3y
Ysabet @earlgreyediting I can't believe how quickly Yen is releasing it! 3y
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Feedback | Mira Grant

"The thumbnail photo of me had been taken right after a bad haircut and a worse bar fight, which was why I kept it: Given my line of work, if someone was ever trying to identify my body it was a pretty sure thing that I'd be covered in bruises and rocking some seriously hideous hair."

--Aislinn North, Feedback

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Feedback | Mira Grant
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Time to do a quick reread of my ARC so I can write a review before the book officially releases next week! ^_^

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The Mermaid Summer | Mollie Hunter
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Up next, this slim little offering (children's or middle grade, I think) that I picked up a while back when I added a ton of mermaid-related books to my to-read bookcase.

(My copy of Crooked Kingdom is in the mail, so my working theory is that I'll read short things until it arrives so I can dig in promptly once it gets here.)

Meganbm123 I read this book so many times in junior high. 3y
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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This was a lot of fun. *^^* Some unexpected twists here and there, and I enjoyed the characters.

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Today's #bookmail! Three more of the six cookbooks I ordered recently, so now I'm only waiting on one.

(Litsy's thing where it insists on cropping photos is really annoying, but I don't see a way to make it stop.)

earlgreyediting (Agreed) 3y
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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I called, "Hey, Jinksy, book time! Come pose with the book!", but oddly enough it didn't work.

xicanti Murchie never listens either when I call him over for photo ops. 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova

Please, please let this book get some corrections when it gets a paperback release. It's fortunately NOT one of those sad cases with so many typos that you wonder if it was ever copyedited at all, but still too many. (Four or five that I've seen so far, and I'm within 100 pages of finishing now.)

jessicaesquire I've seen several in a galley I'm reading now, too. And I'm maybe 100 pages in. 3y
Ysabet @jessicaesquire It's so painful. ;_; Although at least I just finished the book and didn't notice any more. 3y
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