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text 2017-07-23 05:03
#24in48 Halftime report
Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling

Bedtime Report 

Hours read: 0.75 in The Invention of Nature

Hours listened to: 5.5 in Dies the Fire 

Reviews written: none

Other household tasks advanced: Lots


See ya in the morning



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text 2017-07-22 22:48
Dies the Fire
Dies the Fire - S.M. Stirling

Of all the post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction I've read, for whatever reason Dies the Fire is the one that haunts me and that I dream about.  And I can't read about what Junie finds at the Fairfax place with dry eyes.  


Rest in peace Frank and Joan Fairfax

(spoiler show)


262 of 1380 minutes

Available as an audiobook from Hoopla

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review 2017-07-17 03:33
Precursor - C.J. Cherryh

Precursor - C.J. Cherryh is the first book of the 2nd trilogy in the Foreigner series and starts a few years after the end of Inheritor.  The shuttle to carry people and supplies between the planet and the space station is recently operational and the ship captains recall Jason with little warning.


The early part of the book is a lot of milling around and jockeying for position that drags a bit.  But eventually the pace picks up and the book finishes in a rush like mechetti  following the leader in a satisfying mad race to home.  During Precursor, Bren finally sheds some of his tedious insecurity and Ilsidi charmingly steals the show as usual. 


Read as a Free Friday selection for Booklikes-opoly.

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text 2017-07-15 01:31
Booklikes-opoly Update - Roll #18 & Free Friday

Current Bank Balance: $88

Personal Goal: $100

Last Roll Date: July 4th

Finished Reading: Precursor - C.J. Cherryh  and All American Boys - Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds which were a Free Friday and 4th of July selection, respectively.


Precursor - C.J. Cherryh  All American Boys - Brendan Kiely,Jason Reynolds  


Still in Progress:  The Fallen Angel - Daniel Silva  

Decided Wasn't In The Mood: This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams 


Which leaves me free to roll again!!



I've been here before, but early in the game before the bonuses were active.  I choose:  Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie which was published in 2014.  If it turns out to be too much intrigue over tea this close to finishing Precursor - C.J. Cherryh, I'll read Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach, also published in 2014, which my teen sons are currently enjoying.  


Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie  Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach  


I also have a Free Friday selection available.  Predictably, I'm going to choose the remainder of The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf since I'm participating in the buddy read (though feeling woefully behind because I'm still in Part I and the active discussion appears to be in Part III).


The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf 





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review 2017-07-09 04:14
The Scorpio Races
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater,Fiona Hardingham,Steve West,Scholastic Audio

What to say about The Scorpio Races, which I read as my first Booklikes-opoly Free Friday Selection:


  • The story of The Scorpio Races is told from two intersecting perspectives, that of Puck Connolly and that of Sean Kendrick.
  • The audiobook is read by two narrators, a female narrator for the chapters from Puck’s perspective and a male narrator for the chapters from Sean’s perspective. I thought the use of two narrators worked well.
  • Maggie Stiefvater has a way with language that reads aloud wonderfully and speaks to me
  • These characters/this story didn’t grab me as much as The Raven Boys or Shiver Quartets
  • I recommend not knowing anything more than the cover blurb before reading The Scorpio Races, so I’m going to leave it here.
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