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rabbitprincess

Joined May 2016

“Reading & sauntering & lownging & dozing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness.“ -- David Hume
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The Beatles: Get Back | The Beatles
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Just watched Part 1 on Disney+! So good!! 😎 Also apparently The Long and Winding Road makes me cry?! 😢

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Bullet Train | Kotaro Isaka
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I really enjoyed this book. Was sold immediately on the premise, loved the setting, and was tickled pink by Lemon‘s obsession with Thomas the Tank Engine 😂

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The Athenian Murders | Jos Carlos Somoza
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This is a dual storyline: an ancient Greek text and the translator of the text writing commentary in the footnotes. I couldn‘t buy into the translator storyline (nobody writes translator‘s notes like that) and thought he was a pretentious twit 😂 November 2021 #BookSpin

Texreader I especially hate it when the author is pretentious but I‘m not fond of pretentious characters either 7d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6d
rabbitprincess @Texreader The character may not have come across as pretentious in the original Spanish. So many variables to consider! @TheAromaofBooks Thanks! Glad to be making room on the shelves! 6d
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The Plague Court Murders | John Dickson Carr
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This had a properly spooky atmosphere and the locked-room aspect was not totally implausible, so I liked it.

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A Corruption of Blood | Ambrose Parry
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I read this so quickly I didn‘t have time to shelve it as Currently Reading 😂 This is my favourite book in the series. I love the setting and the medical details. Pairs nicely with The Doctors Blackwell, by Janice P. Nimura; Elizabeth Blackwell makes an appearance in this book.

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My second Danielle Ofri book. I really like that she highlights examples from her own practice and is willing to closely examine her own assumptions in order to learn and grow. This would likely make a good pairing with Kathryn Mannix‘s new book, Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations.

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Plot-wise, I‘d give this book a 4 out of 5 stars, but I deducted half a star on LibraryThing because of the excessive male gaze in several chapters. Completed a series—this is the last in the Martin Beck series—and just saw from my list that this was my September 2021 #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks 🙂

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2w
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A memoir told in snippets strung together: narrative, extracts from clinical records, quotations from books and music (including a Talking Heads reference!). The author was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of 3 and uses a wheelchair. He tells his story candidly and reflectively. Recommended.

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How neat that these two books, published about 30 years apart and in different genres, have the same typeface for their title! (The subtitle of Safety-I and Safety-II is probably in a narrow weight of the title typeface.)

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The Athenian Murders | Jos Carlos Somoza
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November 2021 #BookSpinBingo:
#BookSpin: The Athenian Murders (Somoza)
#DoubleSpin: I Live a Life Like Yours (Grue)
I like that they‘re on a diagonal, lining up nicely with the centre square (The Terrorists, by Sjöwall and Wahlöö), which I am reading right now ?

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 3w
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I always enjoy Mary Roach books, and this one is no exception.
Last book read on my #BookSpinBingo board for October 2021. Got 1 bingo ☺️

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One More for the Road | Ray Bradbury
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Happy Halloween from me and my BF, who coincidentally killed enough skeletons in Stardew Valley today to get the Skeleton Mask ?
1️⃣ Tagged 2️⃣ I like trying out new authors in short story collections, but I like single-author collections too. 3️⃣ I had a couple of books of « true » ghost stories in Canada and they creeped me out the most!

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So much shorter than the movies, and thank god for that. Better to have the Battle of Five Armies span five pages than five hours 🤣 I last read this in 2012 and had better plot recall this time than I did then (before then, my last read was in the mid-1990s).

paulfrankspencer The movies are a joke. Totally missed the fairytale tone of the book. 4w
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1979 | Val McDermid
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I liked the atmosphere of this book but thought the ending a bit perfunctory. Nevertheless, I am lookig forward to seeing what adventures Allie Burns gets up to next.

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An interesting look at how doctors attempted to figure out the causes and implications of a mysterious memory loss. I especially liked learning about how medical research is conducted, and appreciated the icnlusion of Owen‘s lived experience with the memory loss.

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“I‘ve seen listings for dengue fever awareness camps, diabetes awareness camps, traffic safety awareness camps, and at least one Snoring and Sleep Apnea Awareness Camp, which sounds like our bedroom.” 🤣🤣

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Untitled | Unknown
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#BookSpinBingo list for November 2021 is set! Once again I did not read many of my own books, so a lot of this list is the same. I do appreciate that the random number generator I used to fill the last two « own book » spaces gave me a Big Finish audio drama and a Doctor Who comic, both of which should be easy reads ?

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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“Smaug lay, with wings folded like an immeasurable bat, turned partly on one side, so that the hobbit could see his underparts”

I always, always, ALWAYS misread “underparts” as “underpants” 😳😜🤣

kathedron I just did the very same thing! 😆 1mo
RaeLovesToRead 😅🤣 1mo
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Bullet Train | Kotaro Isaka
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Really? Brad Pitt as the lead character in this movie? How dull.

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The Blue Hammer | Ross Macdonald
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A so-so in relation to other Ross Macdonald books. There was a fair bit of repetition as Archer summarized for everyone what had happened so far.

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This was a tonic. Just what I needed. And yes I cackled when Joyce‘s Instagram username was revealed 😂😂

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Reporting belatedly for the #BirthdayBash readathon! Spent most of my reading time today on the tagged book, then started and bailed on Sailing Seven Seas, by Peter Pigott, because of a technical error in the text. Then I got sidetracked by other stuff so that was the end of my reading 😅 Hope you have a great birthday @TheAromaofBooks 🥳

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you for reading with me, even if it didn't go exactly as planned! 😂 1mo
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I am about 99.9999999% certain that psi is actually POUNDS per square inch, not parts per square inch, especially when talking about boiler pressure 🧐

wanderinglynn You are correct. That‘s a terrible mistake. 1mo
BookDadGirlDad So much for research and editing........ 😂 1mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn I did quickly google to see if I was wrong, and parts per square inch seems to be a measurement used in component packing 😆 @BookDadGirlDad The author normally writes about aviation, but psi would be pounds per square inch in that field too! The other research might be fine, but this went straight back to the library. 1mo
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The first in a new series featuring Detective Konrád. It felt a little bit Rebussy in a way because Konrád is retired but gets pulled into a case from his days on the force. Solid mystery.

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The Dark Remains | Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney
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A Pick, because I read it in a day, but I did almost think we would run out of book before the killer‘s identity was revealed. Seamless join between Rankin and McIlvanney, so well done.

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This book has some overlap with The Women wih Silver Wings, which I‘ll tag below, but both are great books. I would also recommend this if you like the Lady Astronaut series by Mary Robinette Kowal, because this is about real-life women who fought to go to space.

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An undemanding Sunday-morning read. My ranking of the Key to Time novelizations I‘ve read so far (at 14 Oct 2021)

1️⃣ Androids of Tara
2️⃣ Power of Kroll
3️⃣ The Pirate Planet
4️⃣ The Ribos Operation

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If you have ever wondered how artificial intelligence really works, you need this book. Clear explanations, hilarious examples of AI output, and super-cute cartoon AIs. I borrowed this from the library but will have to get a copy to share with my family (maybe as an Xmas present so I can borrow it back 😂)

LiteraryinLawrence I got this as a gift and loved it! 2mo
rabbitprincess @LiteraryinLawrence I wish she had AI-cartoon merch to give as gifts too! 2mo
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Reading my October 2021 #BookSpin in a very timely manner. A new Kopp Sisters novel is always a treat, and this one is great. I liked seeing more of Fleurette coming into her own, and a bit more screen time for the Kopp sister-in-law, Bessie.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
rabbitprincess @TheAromaofBooks So glad this ended up being my BookSpin! A nice easy win 😆 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes it all comes together!!! 😁 2mo
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Ride With Me | Thomas B. Costain
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A light Pick for this historical fiction set during the Napoleonic Wars. It took me longer than necessary to read because I kept having to read library books first 😅 But when I was able to take the time, it was good.

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Richard Wagamese Selected | Richard Wagamese
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This is a physically and writingly gorgeous book. Perfect for small moments of contemplation, and the book itself is stunning: deep blue cover, vibrant orange endpapers. Borrowed this from the library but will buy my own copy.

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The little AIs in this book are SO CUTE and I want one on a T-shirt 😍

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“ConceptNet Numberbatch (no, not the British actor)”

Glad I wasn‘t drinking when I read this, or I would have sprayed the drink out my nose and needed to buy the library a new copy of this book 🤣

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House of Ashes | Stuart Neville
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The only reason I read this in two goes instead of one was that I don‘t read stories with ghosts in them late at night (to avoid nightmares). This book really demonstrates that the scariest monsters are human beings. TW for domestic violence / abusive relationships.

rabbitprincess And really I knew Damien would be bad news based on his name. I may not have seen The Omen, but I know THAT much anyway! 2mo
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October 2021 #BookSpinBingo board is all set!
#BookSpin: Miss Kopp Investigates (Stewart)
#DoubleSpin: The Dark Remains (McIlvanney/Rankin)
Am already going to be filling one of my free spaces 😂

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 2mo
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The Rez Sisters | Tomson Highway
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September 2021 #BookSpinBingo results: no spin books or bingos, but I read the books I really wanted to read.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great month!!! 2mo
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The Rez Sisters | Tomson Highway
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Read in honour of the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. This was a funny and shocking play. It has a grain of Michel Tremblay‘s Les Belles-soeurs, but I think the characters in this play are more supportive than the characters in the Tremblay play. Definitely going to read more by Highway, probably Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.

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Settled on my list for #BookSpinBingo October 2021 edition! Super stoked to have the new Thursday Murder Club, the new Kopp Sisters, a new McIlvanney novel, AND a new novel from Kira Jane Buxton!
Gave myself some flexibility too because I have several non-fiction books out from the library (besides the Ofri) and couldn‘t pick one for the list 😄

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I‘ve finished the Shetland series! This ends at a good place and the book itself was an effortlessly delightful read. I sped through it in an afternoon. Just what I needed!

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An excellent, thoughtful book that tells the usual Group of Seven story but adds a valuable Indigenous perspective. The exhibition that this book documents includes photographs and films, and would be a great exhibition to visit. The only thing I didn‘t like about this book was the font; the curls on the r‘s and t‘s, and the spacing of the text made it physically hard to read.

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I couldn‘t finish this. The dual timeline told me enough about the ending that I knew I wouldn‘t be able to bear reading it. My favourite part, besides the utterly cozy dinner parties at George and Anne‘s, was Russell‘s afterword in the 20th anniversary edition. Sorry, all my friends who like this book 😓

rabbitprincess This book contains torture and sexual assault, which I find hard to read about in any detail, and what little I‘d read in the early bits of the dual timeline told me I would not want to know the details later. 2mo
wanderinglynn I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who bailed on this book. I just couldn‘t get into it. 2mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn I really love her historical fiction, especially 2mo
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wanderinglynn That does sound interesting. I‘ll check it out. Thanks! 😀 2mo
CarolynM I read the whole thing (for IRL book group) and hated it. Bailing was a good choice! 2mo
rabbitprincess @CarolynM I feel bad because one of my very good IRL work friends likes this book a lot! I told him I‘d started it, so hopefully he‘s forgotten I was reading it and won‘t ask what I thought 🤣 2mo
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The Dark Remains | Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney
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A book poem of sorts with my library holds: The Darkness Knows / The Dark Remains

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This is definitely one for the hardcore safety nerd. More general readers with an interest in this subject would do well to check out Dekker‘s book The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error‘.

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A fun comic introducing the Thirteenth Doctor by travelling through all of her previous lives as she regenerates from 12 to 13. The art at the end is so brilliant that I thought it was a photograph.

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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I am 100% here for these retellings of Greek myth that centre people who have been sidelined. Ariadne and her sister, Phaedra, get to tell their stories here. Definitely going to read more by Saint (Goodreads says she has one on Elektra coming out in 2022).

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Road testing some French and English picture books for my nephew when he‘s older. This is the French version of The Day the Crayons Quit, and it was a fun read in both languages 😊

wanderinglynn I think I like the title in French better. 😆 2mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn I was thinking the same! 😂 2mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn @britt_brooke 😂😂 It is a bit more stirring and romantic to imagine a rebellion! 2mo
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Libby1 Oliver Jeffers is so good! He‘s from Northern Ireland. 😊 2mo
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke @rabbitprincess yes! And there should be songs and flags waving. ?? Viva les Crayons! Que Le rébellion commence! ? 2mo
rabbitprincess @Libby1 I didn‘t know that! Nice! @wanderinglynn 😂😂 2mo
AvidReader25 This book is so hilarious! 2mo
rabbitprincess @AvidReader25 It is! I‘d read the English version in a bookshop a long time ago and forgotten how funny it is. Poor Peach crayon 😂😂 2mo
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A so-so for me because, although the writing was fine and the concept a good one, this book did not lean into the « travel guide for time travellers » concept nearly as much as I‘d hoped. I would like to have seen it actually formatted more like a Lonely Planet guide.

TiredLibrarian I like your "Lonely Planet" idea! ? 2mo
rabbitprincess @TiredLibrarian It would be such a neat way to share the historical information! 2mo
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I have a new nephew and his name is Calvin, so of COURSE I had to knit him a Hobbes. Hobbes turned out so well though that I am going to have a hard time giving him away 🤣🤣
#KnittersOfLitsy

Aims42 Awww, love this!!! Every little one needs a Hobbes of their own 🐅🧡 (edited) 3mo
Texreader Brilliant! What a cute Hobbes! 3mo
Desha It‘s so cute! You could go into business with that! 😉😄 3mo
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rabbitprincess @Aims42 Agreed! @Texreader I‘m really pleased with how he turned out! @Desha I‘ll probably knit another for myself, at least! 😉 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 💜 3mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn It was a record-breaking achievement, knitted and assembled in 4 days 😅 3mo
Jess861 This is amazing - we did a Calvin & Hobbes theme for our little guy's nursery! Love Calvin & Hobbes! 3mo
batsy Aww! The best gift for a Calvin 🧡 3mo
CaramelLunacy I love it! What a great present, he looks perfect. 3mo
rabbitprincess @wanderinglynn Thanks, he really is 😊 @Jess861 That‘s such a cool idea for a nursery! @batsy I know right? The first thing I thought of 😂 @CaramelLunacy Thanks! I did take the pic from his good side 🤣 3mo
kwmg40 That‘s a great looking Hobbes! 2mo
rabbitprincess @kwmg40 Thanks! I am very pleased with how he turned out, given that the pattern was a bit of an adventure 😂 2mo
BiblioLitten So cool! 🧡 2mo
rabbitprincess @BiblioLitten Thanks! I introduced the two friends on Saturday and they are both about the same height at the moment! 🤣 He‘s a big tiger! 2mo
BiblioLitten @rabbitprincess So cute! 😂😂 2mo
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This book is well structured and full of vivid, squirm-inducing details about what can befall the bones in the human body. If you are interested in forensics or medicine, or liked Black‘s first book (All That Remains), you‘ll probably like this one too. I read it in a morning 😁

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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This was so much fun! I stayed up late Monday night to finish it (was glad I had this whole week off to recover 🤣). Similar to The Martian in terms of protagonist and vibe, but different plot. Loved both!

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