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allusory

allusory

Joined May 2016

LibraryThing member midnightbex

TinyCat library

Voracious reader, bad at social media.
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On to book 2, the Blackhawks game, and a little lunch. #readathon

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A wonderful little novella about science, discovery, ethics and human curiosity. Narrated by one of four astronauts on a deep space long term mission of exploration, this story asks some big questions about the nature of science and knowledge and finding answers for no reason other than to know. My favorite of Becky Chambers works by far. #readathon

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Getting a bit of a late start to the #readathon this morning.

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Took this to read between my nephew‘s soccer games today. #auntlife

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Mehso-so

Very mixed feelings about this one. The premise of a human civilization trying to survive on a tidally locked planet is ingenious and I loved the interactions with the sentient native species. However, a lot of this book is focused on dealing with the dissatisfaction and differences of the two settlements. The structure of the novel combined with overly detailed world building elements muddles what could have been an interesting story.

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Going to try and do the #MayScavengerHunt! I think this book will cover the more than 300 pages, multiple points of view, and where a character dies. Wish me luck!

Come-read-with-me @allusory Good luck!! 🍀🍀🍀 3mo
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Working my way through this one over lunch. It started off so strong but got a little mired after that. Not entirely sure how I feel about it yet. #booklunch

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Got a little reading done while waiting for some friends to arrive at the coffee shop. Highly recommend Finom Coffee in Chicago if you‘re in the area!

rather_be_reading omg that coffee! 7mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Current #booklunch read!

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Running with Lions | Julian Winters
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Can‘t miss out on a #readathonpets opportunity! Here‘s Fatima who eventually cooperated long enough for a photo and then ran away immediately. Couldn‘t manage to get the book in there with her though! 😂 #readathon

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Running with Lions | Julian Winters
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Started my Dewey‘s Readathon off with this one. Not going to attempt a full 24 hours this year, but trying to get in what I can. Anyone else participating? #readathon

Caterina Yes! 🙋I'm also not going for 24 hours. Maybe 12?? Maybe less. Have fun! 😊 14mo
allusory @Caterina 12 sounds like a good goal! Have fun too!! 😊 14mo
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Whew I made it! Had a bit of a stopwatch malfunction on Saturday, but I finished!!

Finished -
From Cold War to Hot Peace by Michael McFault
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism edited by Danielle Barnhart
Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson
Saga vol 1 - 6 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Moonstuck vol 1 by Grace Ellis

Partially Read -
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

#24in48

Sace 👏👏👏👏👏 1y
Tomigirl44 Way to go!🍾🎉🎈😁 1y
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉🙌🙌🙌 1y
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Grabbed some snacks and starting this one. Hopefully I can push through a good chunk of the last 3 1/2 hours to hit my 24 hour goal before stopping for dinner! #24in48

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Entering hour sixteen with a couple volumes of Saga and some avocado toast. 😍 #24in48

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Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism | Iris Mahan, Danielle Barnhart
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And now for something completely different for my next #24in48 read: poetry!

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It may have taken me 10 hours and 10 mins to finish, but this was a good comprehensive look at US-Russian diplomatic relations during Obama‘s presidency. If you don‘t mind a more academic writing style this is a good read.

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Made a quick trip out to my local coffee shop to grab lunch! If you‘re also doing the readathon, what are your strategies for meals? I‘d love to hear what you guys have come up with to cut down on the time loss!
#24in48

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Breaking for breakfast. Feeling good about my time so far for #24in48!

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Starting off #24in48 in bed with this one ...which is due tomorrow 🙈

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It‘s been a fun couple days of book mail!! My BOTM selection, a LibraryThing Early Reviewer Book, a GoodReads Giveaway win, the new Mercenaries of Empire installment, and a surprise win from Read it Forward! When it rains it pours!!

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About to cross the finish line on this one. It‘s a much more interesting and engaging read than I expected it to be! #booklunch

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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Look what just came in! I know what my plans for tonight are going to be.

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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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Got waylaid by life events last week. Finishing this over last night‘s stir fry leftovers today! #booklunch

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Amberlough | Lara Elena Donnelly
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Look what my library finally got! Starting this one today. #booklunch

JazzFeathers Can't wait to earth what you think. I've been eyeing this for a while 2y
allusory Really enjoying it so far! I‘ll definitely post a review of this one. :) 2y
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Robots vs. Fairies | Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
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Still working my way through this one. I‘ve enjoyed the stories I‘ve read so far but I can‘t seem to work up any enthusiasm to pick up the book and finish it. #booklunch

SassyBookworm Soup 🍲 looks yummy! Veggie? 2y
allusory Chicken and rice actually but it had a really nice amount of vegetables! 2y
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Part true crime investigation, part memoir, I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark is a compulsively readable look into the crimes of the Golden State Killer and McNamara‘s preoccupation with both the case and True Crime. Published posthumously from a partial manuscript and pieced together from notes, this book is a fascinating look into McNamara‘s process, investigation, and obsession. Highly recommend this one!

shaegeeksout Sounds intriguing!!! 2y
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New Library haul. You‘ll never guess what I‘ve been obsessed with lately!

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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Enjoying this with some tea before I go see Black Panther this afternoon!

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Eating ramen while I work my way through the next chapter of Sorcerer‘s Stone for the podcast. #booklunch #somanytabs

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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How I‘m keeping track of my Library books these days.

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Next up!

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Hope In The Dark | Rebecca Solnit
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Finishing this up over #booklunch today.

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Train read! As is now the grand tradition, #24in48 fell on the one weekend this month that I‘m absolutely slammed. Trying to squeeze in what reading I can!

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Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe | Megan Watzke, Kimberly Arcand
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Book mail! Won this one off a Goodreads giveaway. Think my nephew is going to enjoy it too!

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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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Everything about this book so far is wonderful. 😍

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A cup of earl grey, a lemon pepper turkey and butterkäse cheese sandwich, and a book about arson sound like a great lunch to me. #booklunch

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Going to try and finish this one today. #booklunch

karenmusic What reader is that? 2y
allusory That‘s the Libby app from Overdrive on my iPad mini. Highly recommend the reading experience in the app, it‘s a lot more customizable. 2y
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Nothing like burying yourself in another world entirely over your lunch break! I also need to update my reading log, I've fallen behind...

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Watching the first Harry Potter while reading the second, like you do.

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Digging into Career of Evil over lunch today.

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Got myself some bookends to try and contain the library borrowed portion of my TBR. Looks so much nicer than the haphazard stack next to the TV I did before!

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Mehso-so

Packing for Mars is full of interesting tidbits about the squishy biological side of sending people hurtling into space. It's also a little scattershot in it's approach, jumping tangentially from topic to topic in a chapter and glancing off some topics in favor of weird asides from the author. This is a decent book, just not for me.

allusory Also be warned if you are squeamish there is a lot of gross outs in this book. A. Lot. 2y
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Trying to finish this one today! Hopefully I can enjoy my chicken salad this time. It's been a hard one to read while eating, too much talk about vomiting 🤢

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Loving a relaxing morning sipping iced coffee and trying out the Libby app from OverDrive!

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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A nesting doll of a mystery novel and roast beef for lunch today.

Jenni_Capps Loved this one! ♥️😍 2y
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Completely absorbed by this one. It's reality that reads like a spy thriller!

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Look at what you did to this chart Aesop. You ruined it.

Notafraidofwords Omg hilarious! 2y
sprainedbrain 😂😂 2y
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Climbing back in bed with the cats to read for a bit. #catsoflitsy #lazyafternoon

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Not normally an audiobook listener, but had to check one out for a square on my Library Summer Reading bingo. The voice acting on this is phenomenal!

It is reinforcing my no audiobook policy though. I keep zoning out and having to replay entire chapters. Definitely going to need to pick up a print copy at some point. 😞

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My waiting for the burgers to grill read.