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Joined December 2016

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Strange Novel Worlds: Essays on Star Trek Tie-in Fiction | Kristin Noone, Caroline-Isabelle Caron
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It is in my hands! Out on July 1st (Canada Day) from McFarland. 16 essays on Star Trek novels and their authors. So happy! It's been in the works since 2019!

CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 2w
tournevis @CarolynM Thanks! 2w
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Strange Novel Worlds: Essays on Star Trek Tie-in Fiction | Kristin Noone, Caroline-Isabelle Caron
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I'm in this! I am very excited for this book to come out, early Summer 2024. It's been a long road (getting from there to here... *snort*) but publication is in sight. What I like the most about this is that the chapters are written in plain language, even for an academic book.

It can be pre-ordered from the McFarland website already.

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻🖖🏻🖖🏻 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
Susanita Well done!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
tournevis @Susanita Thank you! 4mo
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I just started this, and I think what I like the most is that his drabbles are real drabbles. 100 words exactly. In fact it's a 100x100, which is fantastically fanfictional. Love it.

Clare-Dragonfly Beautiful. 8mo
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The Logogryph | Thomas Wharton
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Thomas Wharton was great, read from the epic poem that closes the The Book of Rain (spoiler, but that's ok) and I was able to thank him for The Logogryph. It was a good night.

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Book of Rain | Thomas Wharton
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Waiting for the session with Jaroslav Kaflar, who I do not know at all, and Thomas Wharton, who wrote my favourite book of all time, The Logogryph. He will he talking about his latest book, tagged, which I am enjoying so far. I will note Wharton also wrote one of the books I have hated to most in my life, so I can say with confidence he stirs my feelings somewhat. Talking about the end of the world.

#writersfestival #authors #writing #novels

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Drive by post:

I'm in this! Out this Fall from McFarland (not the one tagged, but with same editors).

CarolynM Exciting! Congratulations 🎉😘 Hope all is well with you. (edited) 1y
Smrloomis Cool!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1y
tournevis @CarolynM @Smrloomis Thank you!!! 😍 1y
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I know I've been scarce on here in the last year and a half, but I've had good reasons, especially this one. I'm working on two separate academic books, one of which is in the final manuscript stage.

Announcing Strange Novel Worlds: Star Trek Novels and Fiction Collections in Popular Culture. 125 000 words, 15 chapters and an introduction. I am very happy of this one. I've been working on this since Spring 2019.

Clare-Dragonfly How exciting! 1y
LiteraryinLawrence Wow, congrats!! 1y
julesG Wow! Exciting! 1y
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TrishB Congrats!! 1y
Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
LeahBergen Wow! That‘s amazing!! 👏👏 1y
batsy Very cool! Congratulations! 🙌🏾 1y
CarolynM Congratulations! 👏🎉 Hope we‘ll be seeing more of you once it‘s done💕 1y
tournevis @CarolynM Knock on wood! 1y
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Alif the Unseen | G. Willow Wilson
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Drive by post: great list by BookRiot of their 42 best SSF books of the last decade. I agree with this 💯

https://bookriot.com/best-fantasy-novels-from-the-last-10-years/

CarolynM Lovely to see you. Hope life is treating you well 💕 2y
tournevis @CarolynM I've been so incredibly busy, I have two academic books in the works at the same time. Why do I do this to myself? I miss it here! 2y
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The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek | Leimar Garcia-Siino, Stefan Rabitsch, Sabrina Mittermeier
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The academic book market is extortionist in the extreme. This price is pornographic. It makes me so mad! I am beyond words. That's why people pirate textbooks. 😤

Leftcoastzen Yikes! 2y
tournevis @Leftcoastzen And the authors? They don't get a cent. The editors might have gotten a stipend. That's it. 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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This is hysterically funny only because it's so sad. Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of her novel.

Video: https://youtu.be/zpsMsAMY4eM
Article: https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-margaret-atwood-take-a-flamethrower-to-a...

TheKidUpstairs Sometimes you have to laugh so you don't cry! 2y
Jaimelire Love her! 2y
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Fly by review. This is really good. Written with cartooning students in mind, but certainly accessible for everyone, it is both a 15-week self-directed course and a deep reflection on what makes good cartoons, comics or graphic novels. Spoiler alert: it's not drawing ability. Not even close. Quick read at 78 pages too.

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We have a winner (but not my favourite, tagged). The winner of the Combat national des livres is L'Averti by Vanessa Léger. The one I liked the least won. Boo. It's not a bad book, just the least interesting to me.

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La combat national des livres, day 3. Two eliminations today in preparation for the final vote tomorrow. [There were no eliminations yesterday]

My favourite, tagged, is still in the running! [For what it's worth, I did not like L'Averti by Vanessa Léger, so there]

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Rayonnements | Ying Chen
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Tagged was eliminated yesterday. It's a very nice novella, but not as poignant as Ingratitudes, and that's why the other books were preferred. Second book set to fall this afternoon.

#CombatNationaldesLivres

CarolynM Nice to see you👋😘 2y
tournevis @CarolynM Nice to be here, even if it's a fly by! 😘 2y
tournevis @CarolynM Nice to be here, even if it's a fly by! 😘 2y
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It's that time of the year: Le combat des livres on Radio-Canada Première, the French-language version of Canada Reads. Can't wait to see who wins. I like tagged best. 2-6 May, 13h-15h ET

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/fiches/3897/combat-national-des-livres-2022

Indigenous territories: tagged
West: Ying Chen, Rayonnements
Ontario: Daniel Poliquin, Le vol de l'ange
Québec: Paul Serge Forest, Tout est ori
Atlantic: Vanessa Léger, L'Averti

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Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums | Franklin D Vagnone, Deborah E Ryan
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A good one, especially if you are in the history business. Can't say I'm in agreament with everything, but the idea that a house museum must root its importance in the local but become relevant in the broader to remain relevant and survive in the longterm, I can support. Also that not all historic house museums must have inherant perenial value. Thought provoking.

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Professional development! Thinking about viz think and how yo draw it! 76 pages long only!

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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The whatever's subservient female relation whose own story is meaningless without the guy's existence.

I am so tired of these book titles (and the basic premise of most of them). Stop recommending these to me. Authors, do better.

megnews I love historical fiction and it seems a lot of these titles are that genre. I usually like the story but I agree I‘m sick of the titles. 2y
Clare-Dragonfly YES YES YES. 2y
tournevis @megnews @Clare-Dragonfly It's lazy and at this point meaningless. 2y
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CarolynM Agreed. I don't read them. 2y
tournevis @CarolynM Glad I'm not alone 2y
SweetAngst The tagged book made me SO MAD when I read it too. 2y
tournevis @SweetAngst Me too, and I rage quit the movie. 2y
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Mardi: And a Voyage Thither | Herman Melville
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#Two4Tuesday
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❶ Yes, though I read news and fanfic most on my phone
❷ My Kobo or my Kindle, depending on availability.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a great day! 💙📖 2y
tournevis @TheSpineView You too! 💙 💙 💙 2y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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In Covid Standard Time, we are not winning.

https://covidstandardtime.com/

CarolynM This is my daughter. She refuses to accept we're no longer in March 2020😆😬 3y
CarolynM Happy New Year, anyway 😘 3y
tournevis @CarolynM 🫂🤍🖤💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ 3y
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Job: Comedy of Justice | Robert A Heinlein
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#wonderouswednesday @eggs Thanks @eadieb for the kind tag!

💛 Of course. Is it a kissing book? Why so much yellow? Does this overt Settler national history book have Indigenous peoples on it? I will judge you. Hard!
💙 Minimalist and sparse. Subtle graphics, smart use of fonts, kerning, and colour. No avalanche of blurbs (I do not trust blurbs).
💜 It used to be “La vie est un long fleuve tranquille.“ Since 2017, no longer.

BiblioLitten In my head I always ‘complete‘ the sentence in a blurb. If it says ‘ This is a great book.‘ I would finish it by saying ‘…to be thrown into a swamp.‘ 😂 3y
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 3y
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Eggs 💙❄️💜 3y
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For @writerlibrarian Hockey player paper snowflake how-to.

https://hockeyenjoyer.gumroad.com/l/ayhem

LeahBergen Cute! 3y
Crazeedi Those are sooooo cool!!!!❄❄❄ 3y
writerlibrarian Oh wow. 🏒 3y
tournevis @writerlibrarian Juste pour toi! 3y
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A Very Klingon Khristmas | Paul Ruditis, Patrick Faricy
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1️⃣ From the 1950s and 1960s, especially from The Three Suns. Google them, it's musak before Musak the band was founded. But it's actually very good. Gling gling gonslg bing!
2️⃣ Cookies!!!

Nute Thanks for sharing information about The Three Suns. I just listened to a few songs on Spotify. I like instrumental Christmas music especially filled with bells and what sounds like an electric organ and an accordion. This was nice! Definitely adding to my holiday music playlist.🙂 (edited) 3y
tournevis @Nute The Three Suns are delightful! My bad evil terrible great aunt gave me a 33 1/3 vinyl by them for Christmas back in 1973 (I think it was hers and she did not want it any more) but (unexpectedly) my 2yo self fell in love! They are great! It's like the Andrews Sisters; on paper, they should not work, and yet they are marvelous! 3y
tournevis @Nute That's the album here. Love the bad cover1 https://youtu.be/R4iRWI481no 3y
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤❄❤🎄❤ 3y
tournevis @TheSpineView 😘🎄😍 3y
Nute One day, I‘ll share with you the Christmas music that I still like from childhood, Isabelle.😁 Thanks for the link. 3y
BiblioLitten Thank you for sharing 😊💕 3y
tournevis @Nute Please do! I'd love to know! 3y
tournevis @BiblioLitten 😘🎄😍 3y
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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1️⃣ That my elderly father, sister or cousins not catch covid despite not respecting the 10 or fewer, no more that two household limit for holiday gatherings. Because I know they won't respect the limits. My sister told me as much last night.
2️⃣ There's 15 cm of snow on the ground and it's -12⁰C outside so I'm hopeful.

Nute Negative twelve degrees!🥶 Oh, my! I hope that your family remains safe. It‘s hard when rules of safe-being are disregarded. Take Care! 3y
tournevis @Nute -12C is not really that cold (were it -12F, I'd be complaining *a lot* more). I find myself hoping that today's government announcements for Québec restricts gatherings further down, because my family are not listening. We're too far away to be there anyway, but there should not be twelve people from four households coming together without masks as they plan to do. 3y
TheSpineView Burrr..🥶 Thanks for playing! 3y
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tournevis @TheSpineView 🧑‍🎄😘🎄 3y
Nute Ten degrees Fahrenheit is frigid to me!🥶 I like temperatures above freezing…well above freezing!😂 Hopefully the updated news announcements in your area will find their mark this time around. 3y
tournevis @Nute Apparently the Qc announcement is tomorrow morning. *knocks on wood* Somebody from Ontario's Public Health should announce something this afternoon, but that would not be new measures, just recommendations. 3y
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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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🎵 Christmas Gorn is here 🎶
🎶 Big dagger and fear🎵
🎵Fight for all that Trekkers call 🎶
🎶 He comes back every year🎵

kspenmoll This is fabulous!!!! 3y
tournevis @kspenmoll He is a permanent fixture of our nativity scene, has been for over a decade. Comes back every year! 🎶 3y
CarolynM 🤣❤ 3y
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Funniest thing in the new English edition is the character guide. Everyone's weapon is described, even if the character has a none. The book has a rather disconcerting heterosexual soup motif, which is funnily acknowledged here.

Clare-Dragonfly I do hope that “martial sister” is intended and it isn‘t a typo for “marital.” 3y
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly Not a typo. Martial, as in raised together within the same clan or sect, in this case the Jiang. 3y
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#BOOKMAIL !!!!

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu has official English editions! Is she getting a cent of this? No idea, since she has disapeared from public life in 2019. But these editions are gorgeous, full colour, with index and character bios, and glossary. They are so heavy. They will hurt my hands when I read them, but it will be well worth it. These are just the first volumes. The one on the left has 5.

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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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Ornament highlights! Guess which is new this year! 💉😁🎄🧑‍🎄

slategreyskies I love the bottom right one. It‘s so beautiful! 3y
tournevis @slategreyskies I love it too. Inteistingly, this is an Eid decoration from Morroco. I don't know if that is truly a thing, but that's what it said on the tag. 3y
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A Very Klingon Khristmas | Paul Ruditis, Patrick Faricy
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It's been a long year where I've been mostly away from here. Which bums me a lot. Here's hoping I'll read more in 2022. In the mean time, here is our tree, sadly artificial.

slategreyskies It‘s beautiful!! ✨💕 3y
Nute I think it‘s lovely!🎄❤️ 3y
LeahBergen It‘s good to see you here again! 3y
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tournevis @slategreyskies @nute @LeahBergen Thank you! 😘 I miss being here. I want time to breath again! 3y
CarolynM It's always nice to see you when you are around😘 Hope you have more time for reading and Litsy next year. 3y
rabbitprincess That is an awesome tree! 3y
tournevis @CarolynM I truly miss you! 3y
tournevis @rabbitprincess Thank you! Collecting and making ornaments, hunting for the right ones, is fun. 3y
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Le livre puis | Frdric Clment
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As per my convo with @vivastory, an illustrated poem on what happens to books when we love them and when we love them no more.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Last day of #inktober2021

This was really fun! So glad I chose the mushroom motif/constraint. I really needed an artistic outlet this year. For day 31, spot the cinematic reference!

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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutober #obscutober2021 #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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27. Arcane, ésotérique
28. Éremophobie, fear of going red in the face
29. Aléatoire
30. Liminare, liminal
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutober #obscutober2021 #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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26. Aurum, Or, Gold.
(It was either a Mario reference or a can of Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup, so...)
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Unexpectedlt needed replacement. I was looking for a chapter last week and found more mold. In the trash it went! An oldey but a goody.

Lindy Glad you found a replacement. It‘s so sad to find mold in books. Nothing you can do except throw them out and hope the spores haven‘t infected the rest on your shelves. 3y
tournevis @Lindy This is what I am starting to fear, to tell the truth. This one was near the floor but not on the floor. Yikes 3y
Lindy @tournevis Stay vigilant. Stay hopeful. 🌻 3y
tournevis @Lindy I will for sure, and gope for the best 3y
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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22. Scopophobie
23. Sérénité
24. Alcyon
25. Latibule
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII #ObscureWords #Obscutober2021

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Figured I needed a physical copy for the colloquium I'll be end speaker for next month. Important reflections and vital discussion. #decolonize

Nute How did your speaking event turn out? 3y
tournevis @Nute Marvelously! I had not been to a such a thought-provoking and game-changing colloquium in my 22-year academic career. Amazing! 3y
tournevis @Nute Marvelously! I had not been to a such a thought-provoking and game-changing colloquium in my 22-year academic career. Amazing! 3y
Nute That‘s is awesome! If if can be condensed into a Litsy post, what was the most thought-provoking concept and game-changing approach to academia or life? 3y
tournevis @Nute Québec national history is colonial, which duh, but that goes almost entirely unoticed, even by academic historians. Discussions revolved around finding words in French that can translate concepts in English such as Settler colinialism, so that Québec history can be decolonized. And how these can be applied to Québec historical research today. 3y
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Andrea4 Love this! 3y
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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20. Lygophilic, likes or lives in the dark or shadow.
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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16. Saudade
17. Lucent
18. Aiden
19. Fragmentation
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #obscutober2021

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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15. Psychalgia, physical pain from psychological trauma
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #ObscureWords #obscutober2021

ShelleyBooksie Something about this image just grabs me. I've got the urge to hug the little blob behind the bars. 3y
tournevis @ShelleyBooksie Love it! IRL it would disintegrate into a spore cloud if you did it, but I love your reaction. 😁😊 3y
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly 😊 3y
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#bookmail

Final replacement book in this batch. Next batch will have to wait.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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24. Démersal, falls to the sea floor, lives to the sea floor.
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #ObscureWords #obscutober2021 @nikolas_tower

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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#bookhaul Replacement books! Tagged is excellent, but left is thought provoking.

Kimzey Cultural geography books? 3y
tournevis @Kimzey Cultural history/memory studies books 3y
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Another replacement book. This one cost a lot of money to replace, though not as much as some I have not yet reordered. This one at least was not three digits.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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LibrarianRyan I love seeing your inks every octobeer 3y
tournevis @LibrarianRyan Thank you. I love sharing them 3y
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Started this on the train. Una is a wonderful author (and a very nice person) who always perfectly nails character voices, and she delivers here. Very much enjoying it. Also, I know for a fact that this Goodman guy did virtually nothing on this book. Yet, he gets credit. Grrr.