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Flatland | Edwin Abbott
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It has been in my to read list for a long time and I'm in a weird place about what books to read to finish the year... But I don't know what I think about Flatland. Women as straight dumb lines? Come on...

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Altered Carbon | Richard K. Morgan
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Lazy Saturday morning English breakfast tea, oatmeal and a good book.

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The day was long, I'm tired, so tea, chocolate cake baked by partner 2 days ago and a good book. #bookandtea

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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When you just read that the author used to do the same job as you (technical writer) and chapter 2 is a quick guide :)

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Only 100p left in that book and I know less and less how I feel about it. It started as an older Harry Potter obsessed with Narnia, but now I feel like slapping quentin most of the time... #vendredilecture #bookandtea

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The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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I managed to finish Rosewater yesterday night and this means I'm only travelling with ebooks for the long weekend ahead. :) starting this one soon... And seeing the Tolkien exhibition in Paris :) #vendredilecture

Sace Sounds fun! 1mo
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Questionnaire by @ljuliel
1/it's one place where I know I can talk (and geek) about books without boring the people around.
2/I don't do swaps
3/I'm not sure I like the simplicity of litsy for now
4/once a week maybe. I was more involved at one point but I'm reading a bit less because life.
5/I did a few readathlons and readalong... But I'm usually here to see books and discover new things
6/there are a few glitches, but I like it as is.

ljuliel Thank you for replying. I hope you‘ll stick around or drop in fro time to time. Maybe you‘ll find something that will be of interest. I like seeing the book posts also. That‘s one thing about readers. We can have more books than we know what to do with, but we always are on the lookout for another. 🙂 1mo
catsuit_mango @ljuliel i do drop in from time to time :) that's how I discovered Circe this year and enjoyed it :) and one thing is true we do love talking about books :during a work lunch I managed to discover that the person training me was also a reader and recommand 3 authors :) 1mo
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Rosewater | Tade Thompson
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This book was in my trl for some time (highly recommanded by friends I trust) and it just won the Julia verlanger price in Nantes. So it jumped up a bit in the queue... Hoping to finish it before Friday as I want to travel light for the weekend...
#bookandtea

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Dark Tales | Shirley Jackson
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I don't read per season but this one is perfect for October, Dark stories which will make me laugh for being so dark or so twisty. Also it's lovely that dear husband read it before, so I just have to sum up the story I'm currently reading for him to know what's funny :)

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My Real Children | Jo Walton
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I had been wanting to read it for a long time and once I started I could not put it down. A great story, with only a little uchrony in it but very nice exploration of what the choices we make can change in our lives.

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I found those great scarves perfect to show your bookworm style every where : the white one has a quote from pride and prejudice on it (about the need of libraries) and the blue one a quote from twenty thousand leagues under the sea (about the sea). My two loves books and the sea. Found them on literati club :)
And only here am I really sure people will understand the joy of it :)

TrishB They‘re lovely 😊 2mo
writerlibrarian My kind of fashion statement. 💜 (edited) 2mo
catsuit_mango @TrishB and @writerlibrarian like this I can be a book geek even when dressing up for work ;) 2mo
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Haute École | Sylvie Denis
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I could not find 'la saison des singes' in the database so tagged another book by the same author. French science fiction by a friend. She is also a great translator :)

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Prepping : there is a science/book fair in two weeks and this author (who is also the friend of a friend) will be there, so I'm reading my second book from the 3 there is at home (better still than husband who has read none of them ;))
Beautifully written.

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Une réflexion très personnelle et intelligente sur ce qui nous rend 'anormaux' et comment vivre hors norme, s'accepter.

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Time Enough for Love | Robert A. Heinlein
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My first ereader is still going strong... I might switch back for longer than just that book (loving the instant opening of books and the metal casing, plus that cover was hand made by a friend)

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Time Enough for Love | Robert A. Heinlein
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That's why I keep going back to reading Heinlein even with his backward view on women... Because I started by reading stranger in a strange land and his way of defining mariage and found family is not conventional and strangely aligned to mine.

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Time Enough for Love | Robert A. Heinlein
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My current ereader (à pocketbook touch lux, 6 or 7 years old) is taking ages to open the tagged epub, so I'm trying to revive my older Sony ereader, while reading on my husband Kobo...
I don't want to buy another reader but that lagging for big books is inconvenient and the firmware has not had an update since 2014... It's mostly a good ereader just not today.

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The House Next Door | Anne Rivers Siddons
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I had not done this for a long time but back to bed after breakfast to get back to reading... Lazy saturday

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When you are reading the book of a friend of a friend before he's in town for a signing... And it starts by talking about architecture :)

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Cibola Burn | James S.A. Corey
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When someone is trying to teach engineers how to act as security.. And you have to stop to quote to your partner because you are both engineers and totally relate to this situation!

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So this morning started well with a book and tea, then I gave plasma (more time to read than while giving blood) and everything went down hill... It was too hot outside and I fainted 3 times (sadly not the nice Jane austen faints by a sofa)... Everything is better now resting on the couch with the same book I'm still hoping to finish it today!
Stay inside and safe when it's a heat wave outside!

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Reticence | Gail Carriger
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When you read the last of the custard protocole in the middle of a city trip and every stop waiting for someone else is a time to grab your book... Also 4hours for flying back home... Lovely book and lovely acknowledgement :) thanks @GailCarriger

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Kraken | China Miville;
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So when you are travelling carry-on only it is not very smart to buy books... Especially big ones like kraken... If I'm complaining about my back today that is the reason why ;)

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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When you are travelling, only just arrived in the city and you come across a great bookshop with complete collections of your favourite authors... And they have a pretty edition of a book you read several times but did not have the paper edition of... Oh well :) I mostly bring back books from my trips!

annamatopoetry Oh that is beautiful! I was literally browsing the book tag for an upgrade to my ooold paperback and was able to get one! So thanks! 4mo
catsuit_mango @annamatopoetry you are welcome : I had realised after watching the series that my paper edition was in French :o so I re-read the eBook in English but still, it's one of my favourite books and I wanted it in original version ;) 4mo
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Trois hourras pour lady vangeline | Jean-Claude Dunyach
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It's getting so hot in here I had to get out of the flat and try to find a nice spot in the shade and close to the water... Still no pool...

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Time Enough for Love | Robert A. Heinlein
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Planning my summer reading by uploading books on the tablet... But that not taking into account paper books or reticence by Gail Carriger which will be out in August and a priority read ;)

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Late breakfast getting started. Liking this book so far... Just the fact that a story based on science has only female main characters is great :)

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. LeGuin
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How can a cover Blurb be such a spoiler and at the same time so wrong about a classic? Making it sound like a romance.... Except if every thing changes in the last 40 pages, I'm pretty sure this is not what that book is about!

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When you talk about a concept from a book during the day with a friend and you come back home to order the epub... Is that still a book haul?

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Autobiography | Agatha Christie
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Quotes from Dame Agatha so far

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Les Rivires pourpres | Jean-Christophe Grang
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When you are reading a book set in a region you know well and realise the author had not set foot there! There is no way to see Switzerland from annecy except if you see through mountains ;)

TrishB 😱😱 6mo
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Caught a cold on the first real nice day... So took 2 days off work to get better. That book will not survive my recovery ;) and drinking loads of tea #bookandtea

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Also talked to a total stranger just because they were reading a book I love or just looking at a book I love in a bookshop ;)
#bookwormbingo

rather_be_reading 👏👏 6mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Suddenly it's summer here and I can spend my days outside reading... Even the hammoc is outside so don't look for me anywhere else ;)

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Men At Arms | Terry Pratchett
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What do you do when your current book is a doorstop per that you can't carry in the public transportation? You start another book for the bus-subway ride to work. And when once at work you don't have enough to keep you busy? You start reading an eBook on your computer. That my friends is how you end up reading 3 great books at the same time ;) as the doorstopper Les furtifs. as the bus read the haunting of hill house. as the eBook men at arms ;)

BooknerdsLife Hahaa that‘s why I‘m always multiple books at a time too 😂 Each book for each different occasion 👍🏼 6mo
catsuit_mango @BooknerdsLife i'm trying to avoid this now but I used to have up to 5 books on the go ;) 6mo
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Les furtifs | Alain Damasio
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Prepared work lunches for the week, voted for the EU elections, finished a translation for a friend and wrote an article for my blog... Now my week-end begins ;) or at least reading time without a to-do list!

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Les furtifs | Alain Damasio
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Finished the Charley Davidson today... Not really convinced maybe because it was recommanded as 'X is always laughing when reading one of those'... Oh well. And now I have to read the book stopper tagged as the author is giving a conference in 10 days in town and I will not carry that book in public transports.. So only reading at home takes longer ;)

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Trying to finish a second book today... And revisiting Arthur, lancelot, and guenievre

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When it's release day on a new @GailCarriger book and the first thing you do even before preparing tea is to download the book and start reading... And there is an cute alien, a cat and all the food... You know your day will disappear in a book :)

TrishB The best way to disappear! 7mo
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So very late to this party... And somewhat nervous : what if I like this book and need to read all the serie(s) and what if I don't like it while everyone around me recommands it? Do you get nervous starting a fm'famous' Serie?

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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Yesterday I met with friends, we drank tea and talked about needed something light after the Stephen King. One of them let me borrow the Mercy Thompson as something light and fun (she is the one who started me on the series) and the other one suggested Charles Davidson. Anybody has another suggestion?

GlassAsDiamonds Maybe you could define “light” a little! Urban Fantasy maybe Ilona Andrews? My “light” is Kerry Greenwood‘s Phryne Fishers or Corina Chapman series defined because I know they‘re not going to give me nightmares and I love the quality of the writing.... but then I also think that‘s for a decent amount of non-fiction. 7mo
catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds my light is Gail Carriger's parasol protectorate or Douglas addams' hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. Something funny and silly and well written. I'll look I to those authors, as I have never read any one of them :) 7mo
GlassAsDiamonds @catsuit_mango ah, cool! Probably the Greenwood‘s won‘t suit then but Ilona Andrew‘s InnKeeper series probably would. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero is dark and hysterical and there‘s always Terry Pratchett! 7mo
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catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds OK for Ilona Andrew. I really liked meddling kids and yes of course to Terry Pratchett. Did you read the rivers of London by Ben aaronovitch? I love this Serie. 7mo
GlassAsDiamonds @catsuit_mango 😂😂😂😂 I wondered wether to include those!! I need to re-read the first two and get back into it, I loved it!!! There‘s a pulp fiction series tagged that‘s a cross between crime noir, Ben Aaronovich and a Quentin Tarantino movie of you aren‘t easily offended that you might also like - I‘m four books in so far. 😂 7mo
catsuit_mango @GlassAsDiamonds sandman slim sounds just about right for me, I really like tarantino too ;) 7mo
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Anatomie de l'horreur | Stephen King
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When Stephen King goes on a rant (caps and all) about people reading the last pages of a book before reading all the book just to know the ending :)

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This is my list of books to buy... And the green ones are new releases from authors I like all going out in May June this year... I already preordered the tagged book... But my Tbr pile is never going down :s

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Anatomie de l'horreur | Stephen King
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Volume 2 of that book. It's slow going but so interesting to see what King 's influences are and his likes and dislikes. I wish there was a volume 3 from 1981 until now. #bookandtea

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Le Mystre Jrme Bosch | Peter DEMPF
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I had a bit of trouble finishing it... The middle was not so gripping anymore. But now I want to see the painting for real again

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Abaddon's Gate | James S.A. Corey
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Book 3 of the Expanse read in 3 days... Lucky for me it was a long weekend. #bookandtea

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Probability Sun | Nancy Kress
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Book, cereals, honey from my home town, and tea from New Zealand... Weekend breakfast

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So after struggling so much with the German version (it was not so hard for the first 2 books) I found the translated version to be much easier... So I might stand a chance to finish it over the weekend now!

Sace I enjoyed this series (in English 😊) 10mo
julesG I still haven't started this. 😑 10mo
catsuit_mango @julesG I'm curious to know if you think the writing style changed or not. I do not remember struggling so much with the first 2 books. 10mo
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julesG Eventually started this and might bail before the first chapter is done. I have a hard time getting into it. 9mo
catsuit_mango Thanks @julesG it seems that the style (and not only my rusty German) might have something to do with this :) 9mo
julesG Yes. The style is atrocious. I will never understand how these books have become so popular. I would not have dared to publish them had they been my own work. I'm a terrible perfectionist. 9mo
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I'm nearly at the middle of the book, I really want to finish the Serie but I can't seem to concentrate. I don't know if it's because my German is rusty or because the story is blah... Does it get better? Should I just give up?

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Un souvenir de Loti | Philippe Curval
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Le quatrième de couverture donnait envie mais eu trop l'impression de lire une série de fantasmes de l'auteur transposé sur le personnage principal, et le personnage féminin n'est la que pour et par le héros alors que celui ci l'ignore totalement une bonne partie du livre.