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text 2017-02-18 08:16
Quick note of apology

I haven't been regularly updating on BookLikes in a while, so I have a backlog of reviews to add so there might be a temporary influx of posts from me on your feed.  Apologies!

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text 2017-02-17 18:59
Reading progress update: I've read 30 out of 464 pages.
Heartless - Marissa Meyer

I'm not sure I have ever read an Alice in Wonderland retelling. This should be interesting. 

 

 

Also, Bucky thinks he's helping.

 

P.s. we have a new washing machine. The cleanup people come one Tuesday to fix the carpet. I got to go shopping last weekend with my bestie, and last night I placed a nice order from Book Outlet. So I'm trying to stay positive.

 

 

 

 

This is what I got from shopping last weekend. And last night I ordered the last of the Lunar Chronicles. It's been a rough couple of months. I'm hoping things improve.

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text 2017-02-15 18:59
Reading progress update: I've read 225 out of 370 pages.
I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson

Art has been a huge part of my life. I have loved drawing since I could pick up a pencil. I also learned when I was in college that I love to make art more than learn art. Now, I love to look at paintings and tour museums. I especially love Egyptian art. But I care little of learning various artists and styles. It's just never been my thing. I'm a maker, not a thinker. This book is seriously making me feel stupid for it.

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review 2017-02-15 07:15
Quick Reading Updates, Book Bingo, & Musings on Writing
Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction - John Byrne,Mike Mignola

 

I finished Hellboy Vol. 1 Seed of Destruction & loved every bit of it. I would have loved it even more, if there was more Liz to go around. The artwork is so beautiful but what do I know because I haven’t read more than ten graphic novels/comics in my life.

However, that is all about to change!

 

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Another graphic novel that I am loving because look how pretty!

 

Almost done with Asimov’s Science Fiction: Hugo & Nebula Award Winning Stories, which is the book that got me thinking. At the moment, I am engrossed in one of the stories featured in it, Barnacle Bill the Spacer, by Lucius Shepard. It is so unabashedly geeky and based on barnacles that I had to stop and think. It includes chunks about Barnacle biology & yet I am loving it. It reminds me of my 5k-word long short story, The Better to See You With. Not being able to publish it so far, I have been thinking if its the science that is preventing its acceptance. Shepard’s story has given me hope. Now all I have to worry about is that it might not get published because it is a sucky story. Phew!

Book Bingo continues with my girls from work. We already finished one round of reading & rolled the dice a second time. Check out the categories that we included in that super-bad picture below:

 

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My teammate & I have complete our book for O i.e. New to You Author & are now looking for a book that will fit the requirements for N i.e. Non-Human Character. So far, I am looking at these three:

 

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text 2017-02-06 00:48
Reading progress update: I've read 280 out of 827 pages.
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) - Marissa Meyer

I have another head cold. This weather is insane. 

 

And today the washing machine flooded my whole house. Oh. My. Lord. We had to call our homeowners insurance. They sent out a cleaning crew that is now tearing up our carpet. We had to move all the stuff away from walls, clean out closets, soak up water with every towel we own. It's a nightmate. And I really feel bad anyway, so I'm cranky as heck.

 

 

My home is a mess, my head is full of crud and I just wanna sleep. Why, world, why? Plus, Trump. Need I say more?

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