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I've been waiting for this to come out in paperback. Super happy to finally have it in my hands.

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A friend sent me the info for this book. Of course I couldn't resist. I'm currently participating in a rare breed wool study so this is my kind of jam. (Hand spinning yarn.)

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The Pride of Chanur | C. J. Cherryh
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I've begun the 1st book in this series on my kindle. I do have this omnibus though. The 1st book was published in 1981. It's good so far. This author has written a LOT of books and was quite popular in her day so I have high expectations.

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The Siren of Sussex | Mimi Matthews
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I really enjoyed this. I read the authors notes at the end where she gives info about how she based it on truth. The author rides dressage herself so it was great to have the riding be realistic. The strong leads were great. She even had glasses and it wasn't used as a "bit". I actually lived in one of the neighborhoods mentioned and knew some of the other places so that was fun too. I will read the others in the series. Closed door/low spice.

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Doctor Who: The Legends of River Song | Jenny T. Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Andrew Lane, Steve Lyons, Guy Adams
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I couldn't resist.

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My sister and I went to a Sci-fi and Nerd Fest yesterday where I nabbed this indie book. I have no idea when I'll get to it but it looks interesting.

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Children of Ruin | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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I've heard great things about this series. I already have the first one and was happy to find this second one in a resale shop.

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... Anglo American Committee of inquiry in 1946. This body was established by the British and US governments to consider the urgent and pitiful situation of Jewish Holocaust survivors, a 100,000 of whom were confined to displaced persons camps in Europe. The American and Zionist preference was for these unfortunates to be granted immediate entry to Palestine (neither the US nor the UK being willing to accept them), in effect ... *Sorry, WTAF?!?

The_Book_Ninja I see many young Jewish people have zero sympathy for the thousands of innocent Palestinian people killed as the Israelis attempt to wipe out Hamas. I‘d like to know what real Holocaust survivors think of this tragedy, especially as the International Court of Justice ruled South Africa‘s claim that genocide is being carried out is a “plausible” accusation. 3w
bookishbitch @The_Book_Ninja There is far too little empathy in the world these days. I have a hard time understanding it. 3w
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Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction | Sheree Rene Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight
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Another recent book from my shopping trip. Short stories are great for reading slumps and as palate cleansers. The cover did a great job catching my eye and reeling me in.

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Ravens in Winter | Bernd Heinrich
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I do love corvids, even if the Blue Jay's are gluttons at my feeders. Can I complain about the uptick in book prices at goodwill lately though? What's up with that?

TheBookHippie Seriously here as well 😳💵💸 1mo
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A friend loaned this to me. Apparently it stemmed from a D&D game the author played.

CatLass007 Jim Butcher is an excellent author! This book is the first in a series. Warriorborn is book 1.5 and there‘s a second book that I haven‘t read yet but it is in my library. He is best known for the Dresden Files (not a very good TV show). The first book in the series is Storm Front and the Dresden Files is an ongoing series. Harry Dresden is the only wizard in the Chicago phone book. He has finished a 6-book series, Codex Alera. The first (cont)⬇️ 1mo
CatLass007 book in that series is Furies of Calderon. And, as an added bonus, his son, James J. Butcher is a published author. 1mo
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Acorna: The Unicorn Girl | Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball
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Found in my favorite indie bookstore. Apparently it is the 1st in a series too. Definitely looks interesting.

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To Shape a Dragon's Breath | Moniquill Blackgoose
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This book is a masterpiece. No notes. (It will definitely be on the banned book lists.)

Soubhiville Ooo, great to hear! I got a copy in the fall on a recommendation from one of my favorite booksellers. Haven‘t gotten to it yet though. 1mo
bookishbitch @Soubhiville I really enjoyed it and think it is brilliant on so many levels. 1mo
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The Siren of Sussex | Mimi Matthews
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My current kindle read. I'm really enjoying this one so far.

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Fourth Doctor | David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker
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"There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes."

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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I didn't actually know much about this when I began it other than it was sci-fi and a journey in space. To say I wasn't prepared is an understatement. It was pretty brutal, though that is part of the point. The story was definitely interesting and kept me waiting for what was going to happen next. I didn't like the ending because it left me with too many questions open ended. TW for violence against children and adults, SA, and medical details.

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System Collapse | Martha Wells
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As always I love me some Murderbot. I do think this one and the last one, Network Effect, would have been better if they had just been together as one book. I didn't hate it though. Murderbot is one of my all time favorite characters. Possibly because I love their sarcasm. I didn't want to wait for the paperback to buy it so I nabbed this at the library.

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The Dark Is Rising | Susan Cooper
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I just learned about this book and the following of people who read it in real time. Of course I was immediately intrigued and nabbed myself a copy. I'm late to the party but excited about it.

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage It‘s part of a five book series that starts with Over Sea, Under Stone. Enjoy! They‘re all very good 2mo
batsy Such a great book! 2mo
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System Collapse | Martha Wells
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Super excited to get this from the library. Perfect timing since my husband and I are now quarantined because of covid.

tpixie Great well soon! 2mo
bookishbitch @tpixie Thank you! 2mo
tpixie @bookishbitch ❤️‍🩹 2mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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This did take me a bit to really get hooked but once I did I looked forward to reading every night. It does jump back and forth in the timeline. There is a blind character and the author did research before writing to make sure it was an authentic representation. It also hits the marks for diversity and non-binary representation. There was a twist that happens as well that was soooo well done. I want to know even more now.

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What is happening in Palestine is wrong. Collective punishment is wrong. Killing civilians is actually a war crime and yet the Israelis continue to target hospitals, journalists and other civilian areas. Over 6000 of those deaths have been children. CHILDREN! (Reem - "The soul of my soul" will never be forgotten.) The world is watching. Ethnic cleansing is not defense. It is interesting we support Ukraine but not Palestine. Why? #freepalestine

batsy Agreed on all counts. #freepalestine 3mo
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I was super excited to come across this accidentally recently. It is a cookbook set in the world of Witch Hat Atelier. Even though I don't really cook much I knew I had to have it. Of course I still need to catch up on the series before I read it just in case there are related plot mentions.

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To Shape a Dragon's Breath | Moniquill Blackgoose
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I thought I was going to have this finished today but I got sidetracked a bit. It's excellent though and I can't wait to see what happens next. It seems extra appropriate to post today. Let's never forget that the t-day some of us were taught in school is a myth. The cutie in the background is Waylon. We had a nice walk and training session this morning. Now we are just chillaxin. Her parents are traveling and she is my granddog.

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Catseye | Andre Norton
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Sometimes I buy books because of the cover. This was one of those finds. I mean, how cool is this? I think old sci-fi books can't be beat for weird/cool artwork. I collect this author as well so it was the purrrrfect find. Yes I went there. 😏

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Bought this paperback recently completely forgetting I had it already on my kindle. Oh well. At least I can see the maps better now. Not far in and already loving it. #bookhoarderproblems

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I thought this was very believable and sweet. I liked the female lead a lot. I also liked the mystery of her searching for info about the unknown family member. The slow reveal of that mystery and the slow build onto the romance was well done. This is a closed door romance. (No shame to spicy readers!) You don't need to be acquainted with Jane's work to understand the story. I really liked this and would definitely read more by this author.

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Sadly none of the five facilities he ended up serving his 9 year sentence in had any sort of rehabilitation programs. He was left on his own to maintain his sanity while also becoming an adult. Fortunately he had books that helped along the way though they were only part of his journey. After his release he attended Yale and becomes the founder of the FreedomReads.org program. This was very well written and enlightening. I highly recommend.

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"And the thing was, the victims race was the whole point of the story. White cop, white victim. It didn't matter if the gun, the fear, the robbery didn't resolve the oppression that was felt as much as that we were passing on to each other a warped way of dealing with anger that we didn't know we had."

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Of Deeds Most Valiant | Sarah K L Wilson
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I absolutely loved this. This author did paladins so extremely well. I loved the snark, I loved the character development, and I loved the slow burn of the attraction. It had such great story telling. This was about good vs evil, and what that can be sometimes. There was tea drinking, great fights and even hilarious snarky bits. I loved the ending too. If anyone needs to know what happens to the dog before they read it feel free to message me.

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Witch Hat Atelier 6 | Kamome Shirahama
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I love this series so freaking much. It has amazing art, a very unique magic system and a fantastic storyline. There are only 11 out so far so I am trying to pace myself a bit. Manga series tend to run long so it is exciting to see where might go. I will be collecting them all.

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Of Deeds Most Valiant | Sarah K L Wilson
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I am really loving this book. I'm up to chapter 10 now which is about 1/4 of the way through. (Photo from last night.) I can't decide if I want to marathon though it quickly, or slowly savor it. That is how much I like it. Decisions decisions

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Witch Hat Atelier, Vol. 5 | Kamome Shirahama
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Everytime I read one of this series, I am more and more impressed. The artwork and the storyline, it's all so incredible. I am trying to slowly savor them since it is a series still being written. I have them all so far which means when I catch up I have to wait until the next one is published. Who else hates that? From what I have seen manga series tend to be long so I'll need to find a different shelf for them eventually. Who else is a fan?

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House of Sky and Breath | Sarah J. Maas
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Picked this up the other day. I loved the first book so I have high hopes for this one as well.

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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I freaking love Dolly Parton. She is a national treasure. An amazing singer, storyteller, actress and all around good person. She is also a bad ass business person who has always just been fiercely herself no matter what others said or thought about it. She seems such a kind and wise person. Of course I adore her free books for children program too. I met her when I was a child but was too young to remember it. We need more Dolly in the world.

nanuska_153 We have my baby signed up for the Imagination Library, she is truly amazing 😍 4mo
bookishbitch @nanuska_153 she really is! 4mo
britt_brooke She‘s incredible! 4mo
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Of Deeds Most Valiant | Sarah K L Wilson
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The minute I saw this cover I was hooked. And THEN I learned it was about paladins and the hook was set. (I play a Harengon Paladin in my weekly d&d game.) Isn't this cover amazing?! I'm not sure when I'll get to this one but I am putting it near the top of my tbr since it sounds excellent. Also, for those that like hardcovers that version has another 2nd different cool photo under the dust cover.

GondorGirl Is that a female character wearing full coverage armor?! 😳🥰 5mo
iread2much You have to tell us if it‘s good! I want to buy it but am waiting to know if it‘s a good read 😅 5mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Definitely will!! 5mo
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My Queedom for a Horse | Bridget E. Baker
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The main character, Kristiana, lives in Latvia but drives to steeplechase horse races in the United Kingdom regularly. This was just 1 bit that was kind of unrealistic. (Ironic I know.) This is a closed door romance & slow burn. I thought the storyline concept was interesting. It doesn't end with a cliffhanger per say, but it does leave certain bits unresolved. I'm unsure if I'll be reading more of the series but it was a fun enough read.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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The Sycamore Gap tree was around 300 years old. Was. Past tense. My tree loving heart is so sad about this. Photo by Stu Meech.

Deblovestoread Awesome photo! 5mo
dabbe Unbelievably sad. What is wrong with some people? 💚🌳💚 5mo
bookishbitch @dabbe I wish I knew so we could fix it! 5mo
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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
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I'm pretty sure this is an author signature amongst the other notes. I found this book at my local goodwill and nabbed since she is an autobuy author for me. Had no idea it was potentially signed by her until I was reading over the other notes last night. Now I have questions about how/why it ended up in the goodwill though.

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Happy World Rhino Day!!!

Soubhiville World rhino day is a thing? I love it! 🦏 5mo
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The Eye of the Heron | Ursula K. Le Guin
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They way this story unfolded was interesting. It is a look at the struggle to be free and what that ultimately means. But it also shines a spotlight on the nature of mankind, and the struggles with power and corruption that seem to plague humans. Overall I liked it. It did leave me with questions about what happens going forward with certain characters.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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This was lyrical, philosophical, enraging, heartbreaking and illuminating. Ultimately it is about connections. I think it is also a love letter, as well as a warning. I loved it for so many different reasons.

Decalino This book affected me so deeply. Truly powerful. 5mo
bookishbitch @Decalino it is so enlightening!! 5mo
SamAnne One of my best reading experiences. Loved it. 5mo
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Eldest | Christopher Paolini
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I finished this today. What an amazing adventure. Does it have some elements of LOTR? Yes, but honestly so much fantasy does. It does not take away from THIS amazing story at all. Very well told/written. And that ending. Wowza! So glad I have the next book waiting already. I can't wait to see what comes next!

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Eldest | Christopher Paolini
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"It seems a cold world without something...more."
"On the contrary," said Oromis, "it is a better world. A place where we are responsible for our own actions, where we can be kind to one another because we want to and because it is the right thing to do instead of being frightened into behaving by the threat if divine punishment. I won't tell you what to believe, Eragon. It is far better to be taught to think critically......"
YES TO ALL OF THIS!

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Ok I get the hype now. At least for some of us. Set in an absolutely brutal bootcamp of a dragon riders school where even graduates aren't guaranteed survival. Considering why they become riders it makes sense. (Forced or volunteered.) Loved the world building and how the story unfolded. The ending got me. Some spice but not overly graphic. I can't wait to see what comes next in book 2. It looks like there will be 5 books in the series.

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A new book that my sister gifted me. It sounds right up my alley.

TheBookDream I really likes this one 6mo
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A rare hardcover purchase for me. I didn't want to wait for the paperback. #treenerd

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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I got to hear Neil speak in person tonight and then meet him afterwards. It was as wonderful as you can imagine. I even loaned him a pen when his ran out of ink near the end of the signing. He was as gracious, nice and as funny as I expected. There are very few famous people I've ever wanted to meet but he was one of them. I'm SO grateful I had the opportunity.

AmyG Wow! 6mo
SamAnne Wow! 6mo
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I found a classic as a board book. Magpie approves.

dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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My daughter basicly ordered me to buy this. This was my "proof I did it" photo. Now that I've read the synopsis and 1st bit I'm just hoping it doesn't re-awaken my bootcamp dreams. Once was plenty thank you very much.

currentlyreadinginCO Ahhh hope you love it!! 6mo
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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SQUEALING NOISES!!! I just got word that the Neil Gaiman event happening local to me had a cancelation so I was offered the ticket!!!! I just did one hell of a happy dance in my kitchen. OMG you guys!!! I have never been this excited to meet someone in my life. My heart is going to explode out of my chest. I had written it on my calendar hoping beyond hope that this might happen AND IT FREAKING DID!!! Talk about a day made!!