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Joined May 2019

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The Binding by Bridget Collins
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Didn't get any reading done this weekend (forgot my book at the students' apartment, yay me), but I restrung my guitar after it viciously attacked me with a broken string and cleaned my laptop, so it was a productive weekend after all.

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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I have moved (yet again ...) this weekend and now I only have room for books on one half of a shelf. I'm so glad this is temporary. University degree no. 4 - here I come. At least I have 15 books to read before I run out :D

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Man, that book made me laugh so hard, then broke my heart into a million pieces. Took me two chapters to get in, but then I read the whole thing in a day (good thing I'm sick in bed and have nothing better to do). I want more! The twists and turns where amazingly done, you never knew what was coming and albeit some of the surprises were a bit unbelievable, it was never too over the top to throw me out of the story. That ending tho ... 🙈 😭

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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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It's embarrassing how long it takes me to pick up sequels in a series, but I'm finally getting around to reading this. Now I'm just wondering if I should re-read Six of Crows first, since I can barely remember anything besides the names ...
[Currently listening to: Blood // Water by grandson]

julesG I'm also reluctant to read sequels. I'm reading Six of Crows with my kids right now. It's my second reread of it. I still haven't read Crooked Kingdom, mainly because it means that the story will be over. 2mo
scripturient-ink @julesG I think my problem is that I start way too many series at the same time and then never get around to finishing them because there are so many other books I also want to read ... And I'm always a bit scared of second books in general because they tend to disappoint me a little. But hey, maybe your kids will love Six of Crows so much that you'll have to read Crooked Kingdom with them as well (; 2mo
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Littens, it is done!! I handed in my master's thesis yesterday!! 🙌🎉
Excuse me while I go play the entirety of Skyrim all over again, because I finally have ten days off. (Hopefully, I'll also be way more active on here, now that I don't have to spend all of my time reading scholarly literature on translation.)

BulkingBookie Congratulations 🎊 I know the feeling myself, from just a few weeks ago :) Have fun! 2mo
scripturient-ink @BulkingBookie Congrats to you, too!! I'm so relieved right now, I can barely believe I made it in time 🙈 2mo
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I'm a bit late with this, but happy new school year at Hogwarts, everyone!!
I usually re-read my HP books almost every September, but this year I just can't find the time. Have some photos, though!
Which book is your favourite? Mine has always been The Prisoner of Azkaban and I love the illustrated edition!

IvoryLunatic That‘s my favorite too! 3mo
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The Berlin Novels | Christopher Isherwood
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This might just be the last book for the thesis. Four weeks to go. I can't wait to be done with all of this.
[Currently listening to: Dying In A Hot Tub by Palaye Royale]

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Mehso-so

The writing was mediocre, sometimes cheesy, and I found Matthew impossible. Are we just going to let it slide that he continuously drugs his girlfriend against her will/ without her knowledge? What? The book also could have easily done with 250 pages less, there was so much unnecessary detail & description ... But somehow, despite all its problems, the story still pulled me in. It's a great premise, the execution just leaves much to be desired.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree. If you felt this way about book one, don‘t go on. They get worse, not better. 😝 4mo
scripturient-ink @BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh no, that doesn't sound very promising :D I was wondering if I should give the second one a chance, I was told it was better ... Maybe I'll just watch the series instead 😂 4mo
Caroline2 Totally agree. This book needed some serious editing. 🙄 4mo
scripturient-ink @Caroline2 It's super frustrating, because I think it could have been great but it just ... wasn't. A bit like reading a first draft or something. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage What happened for me as the books progressed was that they moved further and further from any kind of supernatural mythos. The things that happened felt so unimaginative by the end ... it just fizzles. 4mo
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Next up in the world of master's theses: The Argonauts/ Die Argonauten.
[Currently listening to: Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana]

ephemeralwaltz I like that you share music with your books! Happy to stumble upon your profile. I just started reading this one! 4mo
scripturient-ink @ephemeralwaltz Thank you!! I'm just constantly listening to music, so I thought I might as well add it to my reads 😉 How do you like the Argonauts so far? 4mo
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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This somehow made me think of the Bad Wolf Speech from Doctor Who:

“I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words, I scatter them in time and space. A message to lead myself here. [...] I want you safe, my Doctor. Protected from the false god. [...] You are tiny. I can see the whole of time and space. Every single atom of your existence, and I divide them. [...] Everything must come to dust. All things. Everything dies. The Time War ends.“

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Did I mention that procrastination is one of my biggest talents? Started reading this yesterday to distract myself from the thesis. Not sure what to think of it yet, but it's completely different from what I'm reading for academia, so hopefully, it's just what I need right now.
[Currently listening to: Get Better by Nothing but Thieves]

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Confessions of the Fox | Jordy Rosenberg
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Back at work. Two months to go.
[Currently listening to: Leave Me Alone by NF]

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The Queer Art of Failure | Judith Halberstam
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My evening read for the thesis. The semester is almost over and I'm getting nervous.
[Currently listening to: Pocahontas by AnnenMayKantereit]

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The Routledge Handbook of Literary Translation | Kelly Washbourne, Ben Van Wyke
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Held the final presentation for my thesis yesterday and took the rest of the day off to relax. Now I'm back at work!
[Currently listening to: My Heart Needs to Breathe by The Faim]

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Orlando: A Biography | Virginia Woolf
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Pancakes, flowers, and books - is that a thing? Anyway, I'm immensely enjoying the food!
[Currently listening to: Death From Above by Thrice]

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Mehso-so

“From the ground, we stand. From our ships, we live. By the stars, we hope.“

I really don't know what to do with this one. I started it, left it sitting on my desk for a whole month and probably wouldn't have picked it up again if I didn't need it for my thesis. But once I got into it again, it was quite enjoyable. I think the problem for me was the lack of plot. It was more a social study in space than anything else.

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Orlando | Virginia Woolf
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I have always been struggling with Woolf - just can't get into her writing. But I promised my thesis advisor to try again, so ... here goes nothing.
[Currently listening to: Crown by Stormzy]

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Media Studies: A Reader | Paul Marris, Sue Thornham, Caroline Bassett
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Haven't been reading for fun in weeks. Can't wait to get back to books that are not 900 pages on media theory :D
[Currently listening to: Let You Go by Machine Gun Kelly]

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Happy Pride Month!! ❤ Have a picture of all the queer lit I'm using for my master's thesis.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! Good luck!🏳️‍🌈 6mo
scripturient-ink @blamethestardust Thank you!! Four months to go 🙈 6mo
ShyBookOwl Woot woot! Hope it goes well 😊 6mo
scripturient-ink @ShyBookOwl I hope so too, thanks!! :D 6mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Well, nothing can go wrong when the soundtrack starts with Bohemian Rhapsody!! Quite enjoying this so far.

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Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction | Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Wendy Gay Pearson
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What an incredibly terrible cover for a great book 🤦🏻‍♀

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Feel ya, Tessa.

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Looking forward to starting this one tonight. Though I'm already a bit sad that it's going to be the last one in the series ...

Emilymdxn Is it the last one??? I thought there was going to be a fourth one? 7mo
scripturient-ink @Emilymdxn Hm, I haven't heard anything about that 🤔 I only know about a novella that is supposed to be a standalone. But I would love to read another one of the Wayfarer books, so I hope you're right! 😁 7mo
Emilymdxn I saw on her website she said she was working on a fourth book but that could be out of date or not refer to a full novel 7mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 7mo
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Confessions of the Fox | Jordy Rosenberg
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Finally finished it!
I didn't love it, even though I desperately wanted to. I think it's a book you need to read at least twice before you can fully appreciate it. I quite enjoyed the first half, then it got somewhat confusing, maybe because the character's motivations weren't all that clear to me. But it's a fascinating rewrite of history that reminds its readers that history may well not be as cis, white, and male as they think. Would recommend!

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Back on my thesis bullshit. Oh, how I wish for one weekend with absolutely nothing to do ...

rretzler Hang in there! 7mo
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Confessions of the Fox | Jordy Rosenberg
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A bit overzealous with the references to genitalia? This book?? Why'd you think that? Though I have to say I enjoy the footnotes (maybe not these in particular ...) a lot more than I expected to. Gives the whole thing this weird and somewhat parodistic academic vibe. Right up my alley.

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Giovanni's Room | James A Baldwin
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Working on a translation for my thesis, although I'm absolutely not feeling like it today. Translations from the 1960s are just exhausting.

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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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I'm (sadly) not very good with audiobooks/ podcasts, because I tend to zone out completely after some time, but I manage to listen to an episode of Welcome to Night Vale every once in a while. Still lagging behind by about five years, but I'm slowly making process. All hail the Glow Cloud!

WhatWouldJaneDo I love podcasts when I'm doing certain repetitive activities, but some work better than others for me. I tend to like listening to people having a conversation (or multiple actors in fiction, or at least someone good with voices) or I tune out more. I'm trying out audiobooks more, figure it'll be similar and some genres/narrators won't be for me. 7mo
scripturient-ink @WhatWouldJaneDo I wish I could listen to more podcasts, when I manage to actually pay attention, I do quite like them! It's just really exhausting for me, so I need to be in the right mood. I guess I'm just more of a visual person :D Any podcasts that you thought were easy to listen to? 7mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @scripturient-ink for fictional ones, I liked The Bright Sessions and Alice Isn't Dead a lot. I'm a fan of a lot of Wondery's shows for long form true crime (Dirty John, Dr. Death, and To Live and Die in LA are all really good). I usually listen while I'm reviewing stuff at work so my eyes are doing one thing that doesn't need a ton of brain power and then my mind doesn't wander (cleaning is also good for this combo). 7mo
scripturient-ink @WhatWouldJaneDo Oh yes, I've been wanting to give Alice Isn't Dead a try. The Bright Sessions sound interesting too, thanks! Maybe I'll try listening to podcasts while jogging, that's definitely a no-brainer :D 7mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @scripturient-ink that's a great idea! I'd definitely have trouble paying attention if I was just sitting and listening so I think finding the right activity pairing makes a big difference. Hope you find some that work for you, there's a lot of great stuff out there! 7mo
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Confessions of the Fox | Jordy Rosenberg
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Next up! I kind of love the cover, although I don't quite get it (yet?). I'm hoping to use this for a translation project at uni and so far it's looking good!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 7mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 7mo
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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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I was a tiny little bit sad that I didn't get to read about the Wayfarer again, but I still adored this book! The multiple perspectives weren't too confusing, I loved learning more about Pepper's life before and her life outside of the Wayfarer. This is a great sequel, it made me laugh & cry several times and it somehow manages to explore what it means to be “human“ (sapient? it's so confusing) through the eyes of an AI without being too heavy.

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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This is cracking me up to no end.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I could never quite get into Tolkien's writing (I know, I know, I'll try again), but I do love my edition of the series!

RaimeyGallant A beauty. 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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BooknerdsLife So glad I‘m not the only one 😅 but gorgeous edition you got there 👍🏼💖 7mo
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scripturient-ink @BooknerdsLife I get what people like about it, but somehow the page-long descriptions of trees and mountains just bore me to death every time 🙈🙈 7mo
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scripturient-ink @Chelleo Thank you!! 7mo
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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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As someone with a lot of tattoos, that really spoke to me. What a wonderful concept.

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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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I'm starting my journey on Litsy with A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers! I'm not very far in yet, but I'm quite enjoying it (just like the first in the series).

Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! I found it helpful when I joined to search for books I love and follow people who also loved them. 7mo
scripturient-ink @Lcsmcat Thank you! And that's a great tip, I was just about to do that (: 7mo
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