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kgriffith

Joined February 2016

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Queer neurospicy femme | @kirsteng" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://substack.com/@kirsteng
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Dune by Frank Herbert
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Stone Blind: A Novel by Natalie Haynes
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The Dispossessed: A Novel by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Narrated by Perdita Weeks (get it together, Audible: we will never give up human narrators so this method of hiding their names in the hopes we won‘t notice your artificial voices is converting no one)

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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One of the things I think about most when reading classics is when and where they are in the timeline of tropes.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Heck yeah, Bahni Turpin‘s part in the audiobook! 👏🏼💃🏻

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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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😂

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Some of the characters from Morgenstern‘s books show up very literally in the Phantomwise tarot. #Eleanor

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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“Ghastly and obvious are my middle names” 💀😂

Tea_and_Starstuff Ianthe, so terrible in such a fun way! 4w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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It‘s important to prop up the usefuller books.

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Stone Blind: A Novel | Natalie Haynes
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New book obsession! If Madeline Miller went feminist wry and rageful instead of making toxic masculinity gay and beautiful? Still workshopping the mashup/elevator pitch 😏 Listening to the author read the cast of characters, I paused the audiobook so I could go pick up a hard copy. This one‘s gonna get marked UP.

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Not a spoiler but maybe a meta spoiler if you dig too deeply, so don‘t? 🤣
I honestly don‘t remember if I caught this on a previous listen, and casually book clubbing it with friends means I‘m actually putting things together and not just listening in the abstract. This series gets better and better with each new layer of meaning!

cariashley I really need to get to this series! 1mo
kgriffith @cariashley it took me a couple of tries, but having regular convos with friends who are deep into the wiki and fandom has made it exceptionally fun 😄 1mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Had a lovely lunch date discussing the Locked Tomb series with two friends, complete with skull snacks 💀🍄

julesG Clever idea 💀 2mo
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Narrated by Simon Vance. I try to be very discerning about what I pay Audible/Amazon for, and nearly 60 hours was the bang I needed for my fifteen bucks when I downloaded this one. Want something I can listen to without paying too close attention (hence a repeat title), and a production that doesn‘t have too much excitement, for bedtime.

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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Wow does this feel like NTs forcing neurospicy folks into their frameworks 🙃

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Maybe my favorite line in the series so far. Third time through and I‘m finally starting to understand 😂💀

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The Dark Is Rising | Susan Cooper
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Episode 2: Midwinter Day.

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The Dark Is Rising | Susan Cooper
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Anyone else listening along with the BBC World Service‘s audio production of The Dark Is Rising? It‘s my first time reading!

batsy I adore the series and listened to it last year... Such a treat! 2mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Third time around, adding more fans to the cult as we go 😏

BookmarkTavern I‘ve been doing this with my sister. 💖 2mo
kgriffith @BookmarkTavern love it 🫶🏼🥰 2mo
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Maskerade | Terry Pratchett
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It drives me bananas that Audible has created these boilerplate cover images without narrator credits for so many audiobook titles 😡 Anyway, continuing the Witches series of Discworld with Indira Varma 🧙‍♀️🫶🏼

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Lords and Ladies | Terry Pratchett
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I caved and bought the last three books in the Witches series of Discworld, they were on sale and I have lost too much time over the last few weeks when my listening hasn‘t been engaging enough to jump to the head of my listening queue. This one has had me guffawing loudly enough that I worried I might‘ve disturbed my neighbors given the late hour.

julesG It's one of my favourites. 3mo
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System Collapse | Martha Wells
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It‘s 9:30pm and I just got out of bed for the third time today. I‘m not sick, just so, so tired and it is so dark all the damn time. I can‘t even blame [REDACTED].
Thankful for “familiar but new,” my comfort genre, perfectly fit by another Murderbot installment, which I‘m listening to on Spotify. Not the ideal player yet, but they‘ve improved their music and podcast interfaces so I‘m hopeful (though it won‘t replace Everand, just Amazon) 🤓

charl08 Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
kgriffith @charl08 thank you! A visit to the cat lounge today helped 🫶🏼😻 3mo
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My best listening buddy, Xander.

AmyG He is a handsome guy! 4mo
GondorGirl Does he have a tiny white sock? 🥹 4mo
kgriffith @GondorGirl he does, on both feet but one has lil freckles so it looks like spats 😻🥹 3mo
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Witch King | Martha Wells
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I wanted something familiar but new, needing media to fill the heavy air but not having the bandwidth to process anything too close to our current reality. Enter the latest Martha Wells, whose Murderbot books have been easy, light reads without being “fluff.” I‘m listening to the audiobook but got the Kindle sample for the dramatis personae 😏

GondorGirl I really enjoyed this one. I'd like other books in this world. 4mo
kgriffith @GondorGirl it seems likely, given how prolific Wells is and the extent of the world! 4mo
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The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Any other Littens on Substack? I‘m at Kirsten‘s Kitchen Table!

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Half an hour til Uncle Rick takes the stage 👏🏼🫶🏼🔱🌊

Bookzombie Cool! 5mo
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Translation State | Ann Leckie
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Sometimes I can‘t tell whether an author‘s writing reminds me of other media, or if a shared narrator brings those previously-listened-to titles more easily to mind, but I‘m getting hints of N K Jemisin‘s Broken Earth for sure, as well as Octavia Butler and Martha Wells.

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Translation State | Ann Leckie
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Adjoa Andoh is perfect as ever.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Just finished a re-listen!

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Nona the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I‘m enjoying this series so much more, Marco Polo book clubbing it with a friend 😎

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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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“It is dreadful to be shown a monster‘s pity.”

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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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“There had been another girl who grew up alongside Harrow, but she had died before Harrow was born.” THIS LINE EVERY TIME

BookmarkTavern This whole book just makes me feel *feral* ❤️❤️ 7mo
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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Okay, I finished the Tiffany Aching books (RIP Sir TP) and reread the Monk and Robot books besides listening to Gideon before remembering to post here. I‘ve been mostly off social media since changing jobs and it‘s been kind of amazing?

julesG You forgot to add that although being off social media was great you missed all the Litten. 😁 7mo
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Garlic and the Witch | Bree Paulsen
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Perfect rainy Sunday night.

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The Wee Free Men | Terry Pratchett
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Needed something familiar but not too well known, and this was perfect. Leaning into my own witch era and Tiffany is excellent company.

AlaMich I listened to this as well, sometimes in bed. I might have accidentally awakened my SO with my snorts of laughter. 😂 9mo
kgriffith @AlaMich hobby hazard! 🤭 9mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Anyone else doing #TransRightsReadathon? Anyone know Sim_Bookstagrams_Badly or know if they‘re over here under another name?
This one features at least a trans main character, there may be others I don‘t recall from my first time through several years ago.

TheBookHippie There are about 10 of us doing this here. When I informed them of us here on Litsy, they had never heard of us. 💕🏳️‍⚧️🙃 but they know now and they listed us on the graph! 11mo
kgriffith @TheBookHippie awesome, glad to see a few others! 🫶🏼 11mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Love the repeated callbacks to Bailey‘s early indignation that only girls get rescued from their mundane lives in stories.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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It‘s been a rotten week, y‘all. Trying to enjoy something while exhausted by a pet health crisis and the general state of the world. What‘s your Friday night got going for it?

Megabooks Sorry you‘re having a tough time. 💜 11mo
Bookzombie I hope your pet is okay and I‘m sorry about the world. ☹️ I hope you get to escape into your book a bit. I‘ve spent most of the evening catching up on Litsy. 11mo
BkClubCare {{{Hugs}}} 🤗 11mo
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Deblovestoread Sorry things are crap. Hope it‘s better soon! 11mo
TrishB Hope the weekend helps ♥️ 11mo
Balibee146 Big hugs xx 11mo
kgriffith Thanks all, she‘s improving but it‘s still scary, and she‘s not out of the woods. 11mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Loving the found family elements in particular this time around. 🫶🏼

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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SHE PUBLISHED THE DECK, AND I FOUND IT ACCIDENTALLY. Returning to the night circus, on audio this time, to celebrate.

tpixie Gorgeous ♠️♥️♣️♦️ 12mo
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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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Oh! I almost forgot: today was my #Litsyversary, 7 years along with a handful of other long-haulers. It‘s been fun to be part of Litsy in so many different capacities over the years!

Dragon Congratulations 🥂💚🐉 12mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! And I love the mug! Did you have it made? 12mo
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾 I‘m about to hit number 7 too! 12mo
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julesG Congratulations on your Litsyversary! 12mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 12mo
MaureenMc 🍾🎉😄 12mo
Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!! 12mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Someone was not pleased with me for being away overnight. I‘m trying to make amends.

Bookzombie Aww! 12mo
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“Who is to say that plutonium is more powerful than, say, rice? One takes away a million lives, the other saves a hundred times as many.”

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Mehso-so

It feels almost unfair to rate this only 3 stars because it‘s still leagues better than so many works in this realm but compared to the rest of the series I found it very meh.

LeeRHarry Oh no 😔 12mo
kgriffith @LeeRHarry I‘m not mad about it, it‘s still a good listen/read and I‘m certain it‘ll connect to future books as well 🫶🏼 12mo
LeeRHarry @kgriffith ok thanks that sounds more promising 😊 I‘ve been putting off reading it as then there are no more. 12mo
kgriffith @LeeRHarry have you read the Monk and robot duology? They‘re exquisite! 12mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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So very Matrix-esque

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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“…the air is hot with summer and the sky is bruised with the promise of a storm.”

ImpliedNonsense Loved this book. It was such a wild ride and the cover is awesome! 2y
kgriffith @ImpliedNonsense truly! McGuire is a gem of YA fantasy for sure. 2y
kgriffith @ImpliedNonsense (though this may not be marketed as YA, now that I think of it; I lumped it in bc of the Every Heart and Woodward Wall books) 2y
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The Deep | Rivers Solomon
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I'm listening to The Deep on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/390805927

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Off to a great start with all these ~4h audios 😁

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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Reread, I‘m in a rut and a new one of these came out so I‘m doing the series. I‘m also still mid-Middlegame? 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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“When she breathed, it sounded like custard sloshing around in an air conditioner.”
😳 😂

vlwelser I love the language she uses. 2y
Ddzmini “Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost” love it 🥰📖 2y
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Probably wait to continue this one til I finish Gideon, they‘re not close enough in content to confuse, but also not different enough to listen to concurrently.

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This one was DARK, holy hell! 🤣 My youngest board member, 19yo, recommended this to me. A great read but not my favorite listen; the narrator does voices and they grate.

LibrarianRyan I never saw what kids liked in these books. So so so popular and I could not get through them. 2y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Giving this another go as it devastated my partner and I found myself less annoyed with the blatant enemy to lovers energy the second time. Maybe not being at college with 20 year olds who don‘t realize it‘s a trope helped. 🙃

Lindy Ha! I hate that trope but it didn‘t interfere with my enjoyment of this bizarre story. 2y
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