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drneutron

drneutron

Joined June 2019

Physicist and Spacecraft Engineer, husband and father, book lover!
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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S. T. is a foul-mouthed domesticated crow looking to get back to his human after a zombie apocalypse. Of course, things go wrong...

Really funny, very original, spot on voicing of the various animals. Always suspected squirrels are really wild. 😂

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Russian fairy tale turned really good fantasy - can't wait for the next!

SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 3mo
drneutron Thanks! 3mo
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Right brain? Left brain? Not what you think! Yeah, our brains are divided and asymmetrical, but the result is much deeper than what conventional wisdom would tell you.

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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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Watching Bosch on Amazon Prime, thought I'd try the books. This was Connelly's first, so a little rough around the edges. Noir, for sure!

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Cozy mystery with a 400 year old alchemist and a living gargoyle from Paris! Looking forward to the next one.

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Reread, and loving it!

rretzler Welcome to Litsy, Jim! I didn't see that you had joined until you showed up on my web-Litsy! 4mo
drneutron Thanks! Glad you dropped by! 4mo
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Magic powered spaceships? Pulling rabbits out of the hat to solve plot problems? Nah, not for me.

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A group of misfit police in Naples isn't really the group of screw-ups and losers everybody's thinks they are. Maybe, in spite of their failings and flaws, they're heroes after all.

Really good Italian noir!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 4mo
drneutron Thanks! 4mo
ImperfectCJ It occurs to me that until this post, I was entirely unaware of Italian noir as a genre. I might need to check some out! Welcome to Litsy! 4mo
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drneutron This series would be a great start! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 4mo
drneutron Thanks for the welcome!
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Napoleanic War with dragons? Yes, please!

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The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Think you're a gamer? Ain't seen nothing til you've seen these games! North's one heckuva speculative fiction writer.

SqueakyChu Hmmm? My son‘s a gamer. I wonder if I‘d like this book. Now I play nothing other than Pokemon GO. 😂 4mo
drneutron The games we‘re talking about are ultimately global-political in nature, which was fascinating, but this wasn‘t Ready Player One gaming. Having said that, I think you - and maybe he- would enjoy it. 4mo
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The US Congress is messed up by anyone‘s definition. But in the decades before the American Civil War, it was - unbelievably - worse. Even to the point of violence on the Capitol floor, mirroring society as a whole as they drove headlong into the Civil War. It‘s quite a story, and Freeman tells it well. And is a bit scary as we see the divisions today and wonder where all this is headed.

#whycantweallgetalong #politics

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True story - once a month in Philadelphia, 82 of the top investigators and forensic specialists meet to solve cold cases. Named after renowned French policeman and rogue, the Vidocq Society only looks at cases more than two years old, and only at the request of the investigating police force, with a claimed 90% success rate. Capuzzo‘s telling of their story is fascinating, even if it does slip into the maudlin occasionally.

#truecrime #coldcase

RaimeyGallant So interesting. Adding!
And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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I'm really enjoying Schwab's concept of parallel worlds (and Londons) separated by magical influence. Plus the writing's top notch!

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Joined today after the joint Litsy/LibraryThing meetup yesterday evening. Thanks, Tim, for getting me into the Exhibits to get all these great books!

#ALA #FreeBooks

BookFreakOut Hello again! I also picked up Luminous Dead and Terra-Two! Managed to get everything packed up under the airline weight limit. 5mo
drneutron @BookFreakOut Luminous Dead will probably be the first one I read, but unfortunately, I picked up 6 library books before I left (and have a seventh waiting for me). So I have to figure out how to interleave the two batches. 😁 5mo
charl08 Still super impressed by this haul. One day I will get to an ALA meeting! 5mo
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SqueakyChu Welcome to Litsy! Great book haul! I‘m sure you‘ll get them all read...eventually! I hope you enjoy Litsy. I find it fun to post brief messages here about books as I read them. (edited) 4mo
drneutron Thanks! I‘ve been posting as I finish, but will probably add those in process too. 4mo
SqueakyChu @drneutron So how have you been enjoying Litsy? I love to stop right in the middle of a book just to jot down my thoughts here. 4mo
drneutron So far, I‘ve enjoyed seeing the range of what folks are reading! 4mo
humouress I'm still working out how to use Litsy, but I'm finding it useful to put down thoughts/ quotes as I read. Then I can use them to write a review on LibraryThing (and then bring the review back here and work out how to condense it right down). (edited) 3mo
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