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mahasoor

mahasoor

Joined June 2016

desert dweller addicted to the written word
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The Cruel Stars: A Novel by John Birmingham
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War | Michelle West
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Tfw you have given up on a series but check the author‘s bookstore spot one last time...

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Mr Sweets, my siamese cat, in the form of a poem

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The Cruel Stars: A Novel | John Birmingham
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Gonna get sunburned af

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The Complete Fiction | H. P. Lovecraft
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UNF THAT EDGING

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Woohoo new semester texts!

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The Bantam Medical Dictionary | Market House Books Ltd
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I wish there was an option for book questions. If you‘re a layperson wishing to know everything possible about the heart, the ailments, just everything to do with cardiovascular shit... short of going to medical school for cardiology, what idiot‘s guide book would you suggest? I have a lot of very stupid questions that I‘d rather learn the answers to myself.

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I‘ve decided to go back to school and finally learn ASL proper and this book has been really understandable, humorous and pretty self-explanatory. GET AN ASL DICTIONARY. I feel like it assumed I already knew deaf people/ASL. If you‘re a total newbie you can still get it, but supplementary material is A+. The discs are VITAL and DO NOT skip them.

mahasoor Legit by the time you finish unit 6, you‘ll be able to understand and easily comprehend what is being conveyed to you via sign 3y
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The Imaginary Corpse | Tyler Hayes
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I am determined to enjoy the urban fantasy detective noir genre but a solid chunk of it sucks. This is supposed to be Toy Story meets Sin City but the blurb makes me think vaguely of that shit Pitt movie Cool World so woo let‘s find out \o/

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Current read, only I have a GAZILLION things on my plate (I‘m learning ASL!) so it‘s super slow going. Amazing read and thought provoking, while also pretty funny imo anyway lol

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The Crippled God | Steven Erikson
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Oh shit! oh fuck! Final chapter reread is GO. Last time I read this I was messed up with bronchitis so it‘ll be like a brand new experience \o/

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TFW you should totally go to bed but there are fewer than two hundred pages remaining

Feenbraut Oh no. I just realized that I bought the ninth book! Do I have to read the other 8 before diving into this one? 3y
mahasoor LOL you would be so insanely lost. I‘d definitely recommend starting this series from the beginning. You‘re still gonna be like “wtf?!?!” for a bit but at least you won‘t be starting at essentially the very end. 3y
Feenbraut Thanks so much for the info! You will be my go-to person for everything Erikson-related...if you dont mind 😬 3y
mahasoor I‘m flattered :D feel free to hit me up! 3y
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Current read

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Needed to weight down a picnic loaf lol.

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Bookstore gains \o/ ready for fall semester to start woo

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I miss meat, lol. I do love the cook‘s cookbook collection though, it‘s got great recipes and it‘s easy to comprehend if you‘re a fucking numbskull in the kitchen like me. Haven‘t messed with the vegan book too much yet but it is really informative from a beginner ultra newb viewpoint

mahasoor And there are still meat recipes in the cook‘s book, for the record. But it‘s predominantly vegetable based and I love that 4y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I bought this shit WAY back in the day, hoping I‘d be able to give it away to someone in the family eventually and \o/ I finally got to surprise my niece with the entire Harry Potter series.

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The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds | Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald
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Lmfao I will trade two By Honor‘s for one Price of the Stars. I dunno how the fuck I managed to nab four over the years.

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By Honor Betray'd: Mageworlds #3 | Debra Doyle, James D. Macdonald
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If anyone specifically needs book 3 of the mageworlds, I‘m apparently the person to see. (No but for real, anyone need a book?)

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Anyone else remember these gems? Gonna make my discord server listen to me read them lol, they‘re so entertaining.

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YOU HAD ONE FUCKING JOB, TOR.

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I‘m usually super anal with my books. This is exactly what I needed.

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I reorganized my bookshelves (but not very well) and kicked my boyfriend of 8 years and fiancé for two months out of my life so this spring has been pretty busy so far.

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Reorganizing my clusterfuck of a library seemed like a good idea at the start.

GrilledCheeseSamurai 🤪🤣🤪. Good luck! 4y
bookishkai It always gets worse before it gets better. I did this same thing in January and there was a moment when I was sitting on the floor and couldn‘t move because I was surrounded by books and all I could think was “holy shit, what have I done?” Sending you all the luck in the world. 4y
mahasoor @bookishkris you get it lol. I backed myself literally into the closet last night and almost died trying to get out. I‘m in heaven ^.^ thanks guys! 4y
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My mom‘s been in and out of the hospital the last 2 months, my SIL is coming over tomorrow deliberately to pick a fight & now my boyfriend is insisting he too is sick. So an afternoon in the tub with my phone off and one of my favorite books in hand is looking mighty fine right now. I‘m not sure Mo agrees though, lol

Meglet Thank goodness for books and baths. I hope it helped! 4y
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The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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B-b-b-book store haul and hell yes that‘s a totally unnecessary First Order wallet that conveniently matches the equally unnecessary First Order purse I have. Figured after this week (this month) from hell I deserved it.

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I‘m not even the slightest bit ashamed of how much fun I‘m going to have playing with these maps.

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Age of War | Michael J. Sullivan
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Woo!

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Ascendant | Jack Campbell
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I should've also picked up something that starts with a C.

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The Bloodprint | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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It's gratifying to have a hunch about a character and see it so far pan out toward the end. I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to any future installments (impatiently).

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The Tiger and the Wolf | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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I loved this and read it one, long "oh no my ass is numb" sitting. I was sad to get to the last page, but enjoyed it right up to the end. Recommend, especially if you're into more Early People fantasy. There's shapeshifting so to speak and believable characters.

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Quietus | Tristan Palmgren
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Gonna start with this, it sounds crazy interesting. Medieval monks, bubonic plague AND first contact sci-fi? It's like the author had a checklist of my interests.

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The Emperor's Blades | Brian Staveley

Bookstore dilemma: do I want all of the books, most of the books or just these five, one of which I may already own?

(Trick question, I want all of them but alas I guess I'll just get these five. Ursula K LeGuin books, you're next trip.)

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The Bloodprint | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Yay I'm so crabby and tired and in pain today that ugh blah and radda radda about sums it up. I got flipped off for doing the fucking speed limit today, guys. WTF.

Ddzmini Hope you feel better 😯 5y
mahasoor Thanks @Ddzmini :) was just one big Groucho last night lol. If people breathed at me I'd get annoyed. 5y
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The Tiger and the Wolf | Adrian Tchaikovsky
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...and the Siamese Cat. Pickings were slim at the bookstore (looks like I need a new genre to devour) but these beauties stood out!

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft

If the actors are any good, or the script is, or the director, then the audience will be quiet as a sigh. Unless, of course, the play is a comedy. Then quiet is a terrible and tormenting thing.
--Everyman's Guide to the Tower of Babel, III. XI

RaimeyGallant Nice quote. 5y
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Definitely recommend this book. Thomas Senlin loses his new wife pretty much right away while on honeymoon and has to enter the Tower of Babel at the Basement level in order to find her. It's ridiculous and fabulous and extremely well written. I get a bit of a CS Lewis and Lewis Carroll vibe from it.

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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Booooooookstore bookstore yay bookstore. I'm such a sucker for the Velgarth anthologies. And Senlin Ascends looks really interesting so I'm stoked to give it a try.

FountainBookstore I'm reading Senlin Ascends now (well, listening) and loving it! 5y
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Sunday night book is go \o/ I wouldn't want to live in this universe because shit's fucked and I know I'd be a casualty but man oh man am I obsessed with it.

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Forbidden Suns | D. Nolan Clark
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WTF @ the very last page. You can't just end it THERE. I NEED REACTIONS.

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Barbary Station | R. E. Stearns
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Book haul wooo I've been looking forward to the third book of D Nolan Clark's series for a while now \o/

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I am very glad I struck up a conversation with the girl whose name starts with M at Barnes and Noble because she gushed on and on about this series. I wound up buying all three in its gigantor all-in-one form and after finishing the first book in one sitting, I'm glad I picked it up. Usually I'm not super keen on first person narrative but the tone and unique approach to this story had me hooked.

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Grocery store had this for under four bucks. Score!

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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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Pretty sure I came back from Florida with the start of bronchitis (and a boatload of bug bites):< so it's gonna be a struggle to read this with eyes that don't want to focus but I'm game!

GrilledCheeseSamurai It's a great fun read! 5y
mahasoor @GrilledCheeseSamurai you were right! Made me think of Xanth a bit, and also a lot of the sillier D&D campaigns I've played. Thanks for the rec! 5y
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Airport book impulse buy. The people I'm traveling with are being absolute cocksuckers today so woooo murder mystery \o/

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Babylon's Ashes | James S A Corey
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I should be packing instead. Fuck it, book and a bath is go!

Tanzy13 🐱 5y
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The Inheritance Trilogy | N. K. Jemisin
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Well, I had to order Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames because the only place in town to get it is forty miles away and driving around Las Vegas in December is LOL nope. So alas, woe, I had no choice but to pick up this trilogy in the meantime.

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Dancer's Lament: Path to Ascendancy | Ian Cameron Esslemont
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Gotta sit in the car and do a lot of waiting today so woo reading this again so I can read the next one again like crazy. There's one specific spot in the next book that has thrown me for a complete loop and I feel like I should know automatically who Koro released at the base of the tower but ugh who?!

DuckOfDoom So these book are as good as the original 10? I will start with reading The Bonehunters today or tomorrow 😊 5y
mahasoor I find these books to be a lot easier to digest than Erikson's stuff. I love the main series to death, but I think Esslemont is a little more accessible if what you're looking for is something enjoyable you can read in a day. But I read the main series first and so ICE's stuff is more supplemental for me, I guess. On the Malazan fb group, reactions are mixed but I think these books are fantastic. @DuckOfDoom 5y
mahasoor Also omg enjoy bonehunters!! 5y
Ddzmini And another to my tbr list 🤣 5y
mahasoor @Ddzmini I hope you get to it and absolutely love it! 5y
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames

Should I get this tomorrow?

GrilledCheeseSamurai Yes. Yes you should. 😍😍😍 5y
mahasoor Haha, sold! I'm waiting for another book to come in as well, so now I'm doubly excited to go 5y
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Path to Ascendancy last year was already rapidly becoming my favorite new series but after reading the second book in one sitting (and I'm so tempted to blow off my plans and start it up again from the start) it's definitely climbing to the top of my all time top ten. Esslemont's take on Kellanved&Cotillion is fantastic and I'm loving the perspective he provides from their viewpoint.

mahasoor This app needs a "you can only use this button once a year so you've gotta really mean it" ultra favorite button because sure, I "pick" this book but oh man, that doesn't seem adequate. 5y
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Persepolis Rising | James S. A. Corey
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Bwahahaha my bookstore is only getting one copy of Persepolis Rising and I've already called dibs. But in the meantime, this!