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bookishbitch

Joined September 2016

I read, therefore I am.
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Wolf Totem: A Novel | Jiang Rong
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Library booksale score.

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Today's library sale book haul. I've actually already read Oryx and Crake, and the rest of that trilogy, and I loved it. I've never read any Manga but this one looked interesting.

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Lock In | John Scalzi
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I scored myself a small bookshelf at Goodwill for 2 bucks. It's the perfect size for my vintage sci-fi and fantasy books, plus the few other mass market paperbacks I have. (It is not my favorite size.) Tagged book is one on the shelf tbr.

Chrissyreadit That‘s a great find! 2w
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Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I'm really enjoying this book. The writing is excellent. The vampires are plenty but there are different types which is a unique take. They are also born and not made. The Doberman belongs to a character and has a bioluminescent tattoo on its neck and face. Did I buy this because of the dog on the cover? I'll never tell. (Tea is Pukka: rose, chamomile & lavender.)

SamAnne It‘s my favorite novel of hers! 3w
Soubhiville She gets the best cover art! 3w
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I was quite surprised at Caleb's backstory. I've only just started watching The Mighty Nein on YouTube. I'm also currently watching CR's 3rd campaign so it's a challenge finding time to watch both.

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Short and sweet this is the origins of Jester, otherwise known as her back story. The Mighty Nein is a group of people who become friends through their adventures together. (A.K.A. a Critical Role D&D game.)

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One of my favorite self care things to do is to make myself a proper tea. I like all types in all ways and usually with a little treat. One of my daughters bought me this super cool teapot recently. The open book on top has the 1st words of Pride & Prejudice. This really is just perfect on all counts. I have more than a couple teapots and vintage teacups in my collection. This is my new favorite and will live next to my Jane Austen Chilterns.

LapReader Me too! 4w
Deblovestoread Love the tea pot 💜 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess I love this tea pot! 4w
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Villette | Charlotte Bront
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I'm trying to read more classics so I'm slowly making my way through the Brontë sisters. Ann is my favorite so far though.

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Chanur Saga | C J Cherryh
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Look, more cat aliens. (In a related note, I really need to take ebay off my phone.)

Aimeesue Sunday night is Star Trek night for me. I was totally prepared to see Dr T'ana in that crowd. 😂 1mo
RamsFan1963 I have this book on my TBR. I agree with you about Ebay on the phone, it's a hazzard. 1mo
Smrloomis I really love this cover. It‘s so… much? I don‘t even know what‘s happening on it tbh 1mo
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bookishbitch @RamsFan1963 it's sooo easy to order before thinking! 1mo
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This cover completely hooked me. Who else falls victim to a great cover? Which book hooked you?

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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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I voted early while I was at the town office to license my dog. I'm thinking good thoughts for this year. We are due for improvements, right? 🤞

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My Friend Flicka | Mary O'hara
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Just me over here buying my childhood off ebay. The good parts that is. Anyone else remember the movie version with Roddy McDowell?

Bklover Yep- been a while!! 🐎 1mo
AmyG I do. I loved this book. 1mo
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The Man-Kzin Wars | Larry Niven
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I found a new, to me, sci fi series with an alien cat species. Loving that the cover art for book 1 shows ejection seat handles in the aircraft. (Spacecraft?) I was seatshop on A-4 Skyhawks back in my jarhead days. I'm looking forward to seeing how these are.

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I swear I wasn't looking for this and it crossed my path. We all know I have no will power. Besides, now I have all 3 of the series.

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It | Stephen King
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Decision At Doona | Anne McCaffrey
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Anyone else buy books faster than they can read them? My uncle had this book when I was a kid but wouldn't loan it to me when I asked. To be fair kids can be irresponsible and he said everytime he loaned a book it never came back. I'm looking forward to reading it though.

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Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I'm hoping to start this one before October ends. I'm trying to finish my ghost stories one 1st though.

Moony Such a cool cover!!! 1mo
bookishbitch @Moony I agree! 1mo
SamAnne My favorite SMG book! 1mo
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iread2much That cover is awesome. If there is a Doberman with cool mystical armor, I want to read this 1mo
bookishbitch @iread2much I will let you know. 1mo
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Should my players be worried? Yes. Yes they should. (Actually I don't try to kill my players. I just want to keep the game fun for everyone with challenges.)

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Mehso-so

I thought the world building was excellent. Politics, badguys and gods. Actual though not theoretical. The spice was a little more than I prefer. Also I think writing spice is tricky because it can take you out of the moment. For example there was a spicy scene in water that I'm pretty sure would have been physically impossible without someone drowning. This was #2 in a series. (I'd not read #1.) I liked the leads though which is why I finished.

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I loved this book so much I bought a copy for a friend. She was talking about how she tried reading sci-fi but always made her feel bad. I thought I'd try to show her that not all sci-fi is created equal. What books have you shared with others that you loved?

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Eulalia! | Brian Jacques
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I've just started this and am in love. This is apparently book 19, chronologically, of the series. I'd not read any of Redwall before. I'm unsure why because this is simply wonderful. This version has a narrator, the author, as well as acted parts.

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Golden Sovereign | Dorothy Lyons
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I'm so excited!! I've been looking for this book for years. Of course it was easier to find once I learned the actual title. I'd been looking for it with the title "The palomino". I blame the fact that I was a kid when I read it. I've ordered a copy off thriftbooks. Apparently I'm buying my childhood. The good memories that is. Does anyone else do this?

Eggs ✋🏻 me… 2mo
BookishPiper Nostalgia has robbed my pocket many times. 2mo
bookishbitch @eggs @BookishPiper Glad to know I'm not alone. 2mo
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This seemed like a perfect purchase for October. I loved Heart Shaped box and Horns by this author. I'm sure I'll enjoy this as well.

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Summer Pony | Jean Slaughter Doty
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Did anyone else ever read this book? There was also a second called Winter pony but I can't remember which book came 1st. (I want to say winter but I'm unsure.) This painting was done by my daughter in law of my "pony". She is so talented!

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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My newest purchase. I've come to the realization that I'm never going to be able to stick to my self imposed book buying bans. At least I'm supporting authors though right?

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Agnes Grey: Large Print | Anne Anne Bront
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I think this book is vastly underrated. Don't be fooled by its small size, there is a lot of story here. I loved the style of writing. It felt more modern than many novels of that era. I also really enjoyed the story and the ending was very satisfying. As much as I liked her other book, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, this might be my new favorite. (Paired with a carmel rooiboo tea, a carmel tartlet and a coconut cookie bite. All were delicious. )

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Bermuda Book Store Ltd | Hamilton, Bermuda, Bermuda (Bookstore)
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I found a cute little bookstore on vacation and couldn't resist a purchase. I also visited their library, which was nearby, and got myself a card. Non-functional of course, I just collect them like the book nerd I am. Photo taken overlooking the Royal Naval Dockyard from my cruise ship room.

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The best thing about short story collections is that there is always at least one in them that I love. There were actually a few in this that were excellent. Of course there were also a few I didn't get at all. But that's ok, not every story works for every person. My daughter already called dibs to borrow this from me. I think she will enjoy (most of) it.

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Library book finished. What an absolutely charming book. It is basicly a warm hug. Lovely insights that everyone can benefit from. I loved this so very much. I'm definitely going to buy a copy of my own to keep.

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I actually listened to this because I got my copy from goodwill and it had copious notes all through it that I thought might distract me. The narration was superb. The author does a great job with the backstories, and getting you to empathize even with the characters who you dislike in the beginning. There were some things I didn't see coming. I will read more by this author.

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Tale of Genji | Shikibu Murasaki
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The moment I heard about a book that is over a thousand years old written by a woman I was in. There are several translations of this out there. So far I've heard many people like this one. I kinda want to also get the most recent one (done in 2015) because it has footnotes that provides context. Unsure when I'll get to read this but I'm excited to have it.

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The Lazy DM's Workbook | Michael Shea
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Prepping for my next game. I've got the beginning and broadstrokes in mind but am unsure about some of the rest. Fortunately I have some more time to plan.

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Visitor | C J Cherryh
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I snagged 2 of the books in this series at a resale shop the other day. I can't lie, again it was the covers that sold them for me. I literally have no discipline.

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I bought book 2 a while ago not knowing it was a trilogy series. Because I liked the cover. Thanks to ebay now I've got them all. Hopefully I'll read them at some point this year since I've heard good things.

TrishB A wonderful trilogy. 3mo
shanaqui It's a great trilogy, though I haven't read it in a long time! 3mo
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The Farthest Shore | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Book 3 finished in my 6 book illustrated edition. I really loved the ending to this one. It had so many feels. It really kept me guessing right to the end as well. I can't believe it has taken me this long to find this author. She is simply amazing.

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The Black Cauldron | Lloyd Alexander
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I found books 2 thru 4 at my local goodwill. Now of course I need to keep an eye on ebay for books 1 and 5, because I can't bear to have an uncompleted series on my shelf. I read this one already and really enjoyed it. I did find it very dark for a YA book. And my kids loved the cartoon movie version as kids. I think this is a gorgeous cover.

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Trigger warning for suicide. I've actually already read this. But I love Neil Gaimans voice as a narrator so here we are. This has some terrifying imagery. Supernatural horror for sure.

fredamans My favorite of his. 3mo
Kris10H The description of pulling the worm out of the foot...🤮 I can handle most things, but 🪱... no. 3mo
bookishbitch @Kris10H Yes! So gross! 3mo
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Mirror of Her Dreams | Stephen R Donaldson
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I've been tripping down nostalgia lane lately thanks to ebay. Anyone else remember this duology? I remember the villain was one of the most realistic bad guys I had ever read. At least that's what my teen self thought. I'm hoping to re-read these and see if they hold up to the perspective of my adult self. I really loved these back in the day. So much so I was hoping he would write more in that realm. He didn't.

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The Horsemasters | Don Stanford
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I bought myself a copy of a favorite book from my teen years. Thanks ebay! It's not the cover I had but it's cute enough. There is a movie version of it on YouTube. Annette Funicello plays one of the leads, which tells you how old it is. It's not an exact representation of the book but it's entertaining and the horses are beautiful.

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Absolutely loved this. The main character, Dex, is non binary. For anyone confused as how they/them pronouns work this is it. I love Mosscap the robots way of seeing things. I love the world building of Panga and the look at such a different society. I really like how relaxing and restorative this story is, even though there are quite philosophical themes about what people need and want. Not based on our version of religions despite the title.

shanaqui Becky Chambers' books so often strike me this way -- “restorative“ is a good word for it! 4mo
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I'm only halfway through this and I love it already. Seems like the perfect book to share tea with. (Rooibos tea paired with an orange and cranberry scone.)

Chelsea.Poole Awesome set up! 4mo
bookishbitch @Chelsea.Poole Thank you! 4mo
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Inheritance | Christopher Paolini
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When your husband is the goat and buys you an overpriced book on ebay from Australia just because it is the very specific paperback cover you've been looking for for over a year.

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My little Star Trek heart really enjoyed this one. It's funny, dramatic and in the end quite introspective and philosophical. I will definitely be reading more by this author.

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A Hero for WondLa | Tony DiTerlizzi
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This series is so amazing and a really great adventure. This is book 2 of a trilogy. This has some really important themes that are brilliantly presented. I personally think young adult books aren't given their due and this is a perfect example. The world building is fantastic and I can't wait to see what book 3 brings.

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I really liked this alternative (possible?) look at what happens to a person after death. This author really knows how to tell a multi-faceted story. So far I've really enjoyed everything I've read by him. The House in the Cerulean Sea is still my favorite though.

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The Tombs of Atuan | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I finished book 2 of the Earthsea series and I loved it. I thought the character development was excellent. I was happy with the ending and I love that an event in the previous book got explained. Looking back I wonder if this was a bit of a call out of religions. But I admit that might be my own baggage talking. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next!

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I finished book 1 of The Books of Earthsea series today. I really loved it. It turns out books about wizards, and wizard schools, have been around a long time. I love that many of the settings are small islands and fishing villages. The magic is interesting and the world building is excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next book brings.

tenar The next one is very different and one of my favorite books! Hope you enjoy it, too. 5mo
ravenlee I loved this series years ago. I‘ve been thinking about a reread, especially as a fifth book came out in the interim. 5mo
bookishbitch @tenar Thank you! @ravenlee Always a good reason for a reread. 5mo
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Twilight Time | Rick Hautala
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This is an audio book on cassette tapes I found by accident while flea marketing recently. This will also go into my brother's Rick Hautala collection.

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The White Room | A. J. Matthews
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A.J. Matthews is actually the secondary pen name of horror writer Rick Hautala. Another book I bought for my little brother's birthday. This one was found on thriftbooks.

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Winter Wake | Rick Hautala
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My little brother had a birthday recently. His favorite author is Rick Hautala so I keep a list of the books he already has by him. I found this signed copy on ebay so I nabbed it. What little I've read by him was pretty dark. This cover is cool though.