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speljamr

Joined September 2016

I must have all the books! INTJ. GoodReads Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/speljamr LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/speljamr
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Excited to see one of my favorite fantasy trilogies turned into a role playing game!

https://geektyrant.com/news/green-ronin-is-creating-an-rpg-base-on-the-broken-ea...

#fantasy

readordierachel Hell yeah! 2w
Branwen YASSSSSSS! 😍 2w
daena Woohoo! 2w
Nute That is very exciting news! 2w
SW-T That‘s great news! 2w
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The 4th volume in the Tensorate series, where we learn about the rise of the Protector. This is the shortest of the 4 books and is a pretty fast read. I'm still really hoping that someday the author might give us some full length novels set in this world. The world building in these books is just begging to be fleshed out even further.

#fantasy

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Permafrost | Alastair Reynolds
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This is one of the best stories I've read from Alastair Reynolds. It grabbed me right away and I couldn't stop reading. A fascinating time travel concept.

#sciencefiction #scifi

gallowbraids I have this on my TBR list 2w
JennyM And I loved that he had a 70-something female as a time traveller! 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻 2w
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A great short story about an uplifted chimp who is a police detective in a human world. Read it while I was sitting at the campfire tonight.

#sciencefiction

IamIamIam Omigosh, have you ever seen Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp?? Some channel used to show reruns when I was a kid and this totally made me think of it!!! Although they were all chimps... lol 3w
Cathythoughts Campfire 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Oldschool_millenial @IamIamIam WHA?! You're the first person I've seen/heard mention that show! My dad's cousin (like he) likes collecting old/odd things and one of them was a Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp VHS that had a few episodes on it. She loaned it to us like 10 years ago! 3w
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I love new release day! Especially when such beautiful volumes appear in my mailbox due to pre-orders.

#fantasy

Ashley_Nicoletto The Ascent of Godhood is GORGEOUS. 😍 3w
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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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Let's be clear, both these questions have only one answer: I have a TBR I'll never finish before I die. Keeps me going trying to beat death. Life goals right there.
#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheEllieMo Same situation here, though you put it far more eloquently! 3w
Tex2Flo I don‘t even WANT to finish my TBR. I want a huge TBR at home so I have lots of choices depending on my mood. 3w
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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librarygoddess619 Same here too!!! 3w
GloVerdino Oh so true! 3w
Slajaunie Ditto! 3w
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaaaa YES!!! 😂😂 The Story Of my Life!!! 👍🏼😅📚📚📚📚💀 3w
rwmg Just imagine if you did finish your TBR before you died. What would you do with the rest of your life? 3w
TheSpineView I too will die with unread books. I have told my son to be careful what he gives away. Some are valuable. Thanks for playing! 3w
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Another fabulous JY Yang short story. I really wish we would get some full length novels from them.

#fantasy

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If this wasn't science book of the year when it was published it sure as hell should have been. I've never come across a book that does such an excellent job explaining the complexity of this subject. Robert Sapolsky's writing is perfect for the layman trying to understand complex scientific topics. His Stanford lectures on YouTube are just as good. Everyone should read this book if you care anything about why we behave and react the way we do.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I would prefer to be called a polyamorous reader. I love a lot of books.

Megabooks I agree with you!! 4w
Cathythoughts Interesting!!! I think I‘m a good mix of monogamous / introvert/ extrovert and part altruist ... this is good fun to think about 👍🏻 4w
megnews I agree! 4w
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eachwishrezigned This year I‘ve remained committed to being a monogamous reader and it‘s actually helped me get books done faster. 😊 4w
Freespirit I appear to be a mix..polygamistic altruist ! 4w
TheEllieMo I seem to be a bit of a mix, a polygamist extrovert! 4w
AbigailDays Oh dear, I'm a neurotic polygamist! I keep picking up books until my brain overloads 4w
Clwojick I agree with @Freespirit I‘m also a polygamistic altruist 🔥🔥 4w
Geeklet Monogamist introvert. At most I‘m reading one physical book and listening to an audiobook. I stray a little but I tend to stick to speculative fiction and nonfiction. 4w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Polygamous/altruist fo-sho! 😁 4w
Eeyore031370 Polygamist and Extrovert!! 4w
currerbelle A polygamist through and through. Though I think I prefer your use of "polyamorous." 4w
Lostinagoodbook I'm definitely a monogamous introvert. :)
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lkurgs Polygamist and altruist! 4w
Ddzmini It‘s an issue for me as I see myself in all of these... not good not good 😳😝📖📚😋 4w
sprainedbrain I‘m the whole left hand column. 😃 4w
Scochrane26 I‘m a monogamous reader mostly. One audio, one print. I‘m also an altruist because I want to talk about good books with people. 4w
Charmaine1972Ellis In an extrovert reader 4w
Oldschool_millenial Neurotic and polygamist 4w
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What an interesting short story embedded in real Chinese mythology.

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Faith: Dreamside | Jody Houser
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This is a side adventure outside of the usual Faith storyline. Honestly, I thought this crossover with Dr. Mirage was better than the normal Faith volumes. This one was definitely a good story.

#comics

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Taste of Marrow | Sarah Gailey
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This one was a bit better than the first, but it still wasn't all I'd hoped for. The concept sounds great, but some of the characters just didn't feel like they were really fleshed out. I know a lot of people loved these, and they were worth reading, but I guess I'm just not quite understanding some of the hype these books got.

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Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language | Noah Webster, Bishop Samuel Fallows
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I do love coming across old reference books. This one was published in 1942.

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Medieval Combat in Colour | Hans Talhoffer
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Got my dad's bookcases today, and filled them with his civil war books. I also added my medieval sword manuals to fill the extra space. These really help finish up the look in my library room and cover the old unworking fireplace. The clock is a working antique piece from early 1900's.

#shelfie

Cathythoughts 👍🏻😍📚📚 1mo
AbigailDays You know the library is seriously cool when it includes sword manuals! 1mo
Velvetfur That all looks so beautiful 😊 1mo
Shuga My hubby would love the sword & the books of course 1mo
jveezer I love old barrister bookcases!!! ❤️ 1mo
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Peter Von Danzig | Harry R.
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I absolutely loved this translation of the Von Danzig longsword treatise. This one is easier to understand than others I've looked at since it focused on making it easier to read in modern English than it does on being exact in the translation.

#HEMA #longsword #swordmanship

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Another fantastic Tor novella. I would really love to see some full length novels set in this world. We need more from this author.

#fantasy

speljamr @writerlibrarian I did. It's why I bought this one. 1mo
llwheeler Pretty sure they just announced a novel and more novellas coming, though I'm not sure the novellas are in the same world. I need to read these! 1mo
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Decided to give a new manga series a try. I bought the first two volumes of this one, and I was not disappointed. This is a wonderfully complex and interesting world. And the artwork is very well done. I want to know these characters more.

#manga #comics #fantasy

Serotonin Good choice 👍 I like this series too! 1mo
Hidie I tried watching the anime...haven't finished it but it was interesting. 1mo
Bette I picked it up on a whim and liked it too. 1mo
allureofbeauty I think I have that one to try sometime 1mo
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3 beautiful new sword books delivered yesterday. Got these because I won a $100 Amazon gift card at work.

#HEMA #swordsmanship #sword

gallowbraids My son wishes to take of fencing, glad to have come across this post of yours. I have always wanted to learn sword play myself. 2mo
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Homemade summertime s'mores milkshake and reading time. Does it get any better?

Crazeedi Yummy!! 2mo
Bookzombie Yum! 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz O M G 😋😋😋I'm envious! 2mo
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Dragon Chocolate, marshmallows super yummy! 2mo
CaitZ That looks delicious 2mo
TheWintergarden I have a minor obsession with Smores mainly I think because Graham crackers are unavailable in oz. 😊💜 2mo
Deifio Awesome! 2mo
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This has to be the best book I have read this year! I cannot recommend it enough if you enjoy medieval history. I can't wait for the movie they are going to make about Yasuke. The prose used to tell the story makes it much more like reading a novel, absolutely not the typical dry academic history prose. Get this book. Read it. You won't regret it.

#history #medieval #japan #samurai #african

TNbookworm Great review. This book has been on my radar for a while now. 2mo
Liatrek Awesome! adding to the TBR ❤️ 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book too! 2mo
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The Undefeated | Una McCormack
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This turned out to be a thought provoking read on childhood viewpoints and slavery. Initially that sounds like a strange combination, but it definitely works here and gives something to really think about.

#scifi #sciencefiction

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Stealing Worlds | Karl Schroeder
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Came home to find this pre-order in the mailbox. Karl Schroeder ranks right up there in my top authors. I'm never going to be able to keep up with all the great new releases coming out this summer.

#scifi #sciencefiction

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This volume turned out to be a bit better than the last, but it's the 2nd half that has the better story arc. They need to do more longer better story arcs with this character.

#comics

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Tonight's #BookAndDinner featured honey bourbon marinated chicken, with red sauce and marble jack shredded cheese on gnocchi, and green beans.

#history

MrBook Hot damn! Adding the book to my TBR too. 2mo
speljamr @MrBook I'm 3/4 the way through the book. It is exceptional. 2mo
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
MrBook Last week I finished Matsuo Bashō‘s “The Narrow Road To the Deep North & Other Travels”. 👌🏻👌🏻 2mo
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Velocity Weapon | Megan E. O'Keefe
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Another new release deposited on my doorstep.

#scifi #sciencefiction

MrBook 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Faith Volume 3: Superstar | Jody Houser, Louise Simonson
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This 3rd volume in the Faith series is lacking compared to the previous two, but I still think it's a good read. Hoping for a little more excitement in volume 4.

#comics

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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Def Leppard
2. Fall
3. Equally sci-fi and fantasy
4. Pizza
5.👍

#friyayintro @howjessreads

LauraJ Looks like my list (except for the fantasy reads) 🖤 2mo
RvnclawWhovian Pizza is my favorite food 2mo
Cathythoughts Lots of “fall “ coming up ! Definitely my favorite season too ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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FantasyChick Def Leppard ❤❤❤ 2mo
Slajaunie With 2 and 3 we are in agreement! 2mo
Susanita Mmm 🍕 2mo
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Britannia | Peter Milligan
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More of my Thriftbooks #bookhaul from their 15% off sale. These are all comics from the Valiant comics universe.

#comics

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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All my latest Thriftbooks packages finished arriving. I got a whole bunch during their 15% off sale.

#bookhaul

Crazeedi Nice! 2mo
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Another new release novella published by Tor. This summer is going to be filled with so many new books!

#sciencefiction #scifi

Cathythoughts Amazing cover 2mo
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Atlas Alone | Emma Newman
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Came across another sweepstakes some of you might be interested in: https://sweeps.penguinrandomhouse.com/enter/spaced-out-summer-sweepstakes

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 👍🏻 3mo
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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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New release Tuesday! Nothing better than coming home to find one of my pre-orders delivered.

Geeklet Isn‘t that the best feeling? I hope that one is a good one! 3mo
speljamr @Geeklet There are so many good ones coming out this summer, there will be surprises every month. 3mo
LittlePixels Reading this one now. I pre-ordered and have been counting the days! ❤️ Neal Stephenson. 3mo
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Anyone know a good use for a bunch of old encyclopedias? These are from 1969 I think.

audraelizabeth Ive seen art made from books which I dont normally advocate but could be cool. Maybe donate them? 3mo
CrowCAH They‘re beautiful! 3mo
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tournevis I use the covers for custom binding and the pages and illustrations for art. It required tearing the books apart, which can be cathartic, especially the racist bits. 3mo
Poet422 I‘m with audraelizabeth, find a worthy charity thrift store. Let someone donate to charity to do the things tournevis describes.... 3mo
rretzler Pinterest, I‘m sure, would have a bunch of crafty ideas. 3mo
speljamr I think I'll look at some art project ideas first. If nothing grabs me I'll donate them somewhere. Thanks for all the feedback! 3mo
seajune Read them! 3mo
OwlReader Thanks for the follow!! 3mo
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The Medieval Knights | Louise Park, Timothy Love
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Just spent a weekend at Fechtschule New York learning and being exposed to lots of new sword techniques. It was an incredible camping weekend and highly recommend for anyone practicing #HEMA. This knight was in the final mass melee battle they had this weekend.

Cathythoughts This looks amazing 3mo
Chrissyreadit Wow! 3mo
Magpiegem That picture makes me think of bed knobs and broomsticks 😊 3mo
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Drood: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Today's Thriftbooks #Bookhaul.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nice! Drood has been languishing in my TBR for a while 3mo
KathyWheeler I started Un Lun Dun but wasn‘t in the mood for it; lately I‘ve been thinking about revisiting it, so I must be in the mood for it now. 3mo
Fridameetslucy Drood is a good diverting read- I‘m a dickens fan so this held my interest - but I urge you to read dickens Mystery if Edwin Drood first 3mo
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Today's #BookAndLunch.

inthegreensandblues That sounds like a fascinating story. 3mo
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The Dragon's Path | Daniel Abraham
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Enter the "What to Read After Game of Thrones" giveaway from Orbit books. Looks like there's only 4 days left to enter. (Sorry, but it looks like US only)

http://swee.ps/JXQmrrkar

#Orbit #OrbitBooks #Fantasy

jb72 Cool 😎 3mo
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My dad gave me all his civil war books. This is only 3 of the boxes. Time to start inventorying.

#CivilWar #History

Theaelizabet Lucky you! 3mo
Fridameetslucy Wow. You might like the reference materials I have from a conference I attended on civil war flags at the Smithsinian in the 1990s. I used to be a textile conservator. if you want them I will gladly send them you. 3mo
sprainedbrain Book inventorying is so much fun! 3mo
LeahBergen How wonderful! 3mo
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Starting this one today. Looks like it's going to be a hell of a ride.

#history

Theaelizabet Wow. 3mo
LeahBergen That sounds fascinating! 3mo
Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻looking forward to your thoughts 3mo
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Everfair | Nisi Shawl
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I have to say, this one was not as good as I had anticipated. I know it's an alternate history, but the jumps through time are just too fast for such short chapters. The characters never got to fully develop in a way I could care about them. I am disappointed this wasn't as good as it looked.

#AlternateHistory

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Whatever just feels right when I look through my shelves, sometimes a specific new release I can't wait to dive into.

2. I don't take the train or bus, but I read anywhere I can.

3. Anything visually distracting, a TV can't be on while I'm reading.

4. Popcorn

5. If your reading this consider yourself tagged.

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs #3 - Amen 3mo
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Peter Von Danzig | Harry R.
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The second sword manual I had delivered today. This one is a new translation of the German Danzig text.

#HEMA #swordsmanship

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Another sword book delivered today for my collection. This one is a Chinese take on the longsword.

#swordsmanship #Chinese

Deifio Oh, this sounds interesting! 3mo
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In the Vanishers Palace | Aliette de Bodard
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Another shorter novella I picked up this weekend. There's just a ton of great books coming out lately.

#fantasy

Karisa So weird but I was just reading her post on Twitter. Her book The Tea Master and the Detective just won the Nebula prize. (I hadn't even followed her, but another author I followed had liked her post). Switched right over to Litsy, and there's your post. Strange coincidence. I'll take it as a sign to read some of her work. 😂 https://twitter.com/aliettedb/status/1129988335072686080?s=19 3mo
ctboeheim I loved it. I didn't put a review here, but I did on my blog: https://www.lampworkspublishing.com/books-we-like/in-the-vanishers-palace-by-ali... 3mo
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The Undefeated | Una McCormack
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A new acquisition this weekend. Love these novellas that come out of Tor.

#sciencefiction #scifi

BethM I hate when Litsy doesn‘t have the blurb. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto They have the BEST novellas. I always want to know which ones I should get. Definitely checking this one out. 3mo
LeticiaToraci Tor has a collection of novellas in audiobook format. 3mo
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And the final image for this row on out #HomeLibraryTour. Slipped in between these big volumes is the short, but very funny, God, the Ultimate Autobiography.

4 shelves left to explore on this book case in the future.

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#sciencefiction #scifi

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The next few over, including the popular Hyperion Cantos.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #HomeLibraryTour

LeticiaToraci Is Ilium good? 3mo
speljamr @LeticiaToraci I just saw this now. Sorry about that. I liked Illium and Olympus. They were an interesting take on a post-human society. 3mo
LeticiaToraci Perhaps I'll try to read Illium. Hyperion didn't work for me the first time, too confusing, perhaps I'll give it a second chance. 3mo
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Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
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Let's look at the second shelf on the bookcase I explored a few days ago. More sci-fi and fantasy, including the original Star Wars trilogy that sparked a book explosion for the extended universe that existed before Disney took over.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #HomeLibraryTour

Erofan 😍 3mo
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Yet another sword manual added to my collection. I must get as many as I can!

#HEMA #swordmanship

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Wild Cards I | George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust
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Last picture in this shelf. I will need to revisit some of these one day.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #fantasy #HomeLibraryTour