E-resources librarian in Appalachia.
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Quiz: which member of the Thursday Murder Club are you?: 47% - You are mainly Joyce! "You are the heart of the group. You’re the glue that keeps everyone together, and your disarming friendliness can help open doors that would otherwise be firmly locked." https://penguin.co.uk/articles/2023/11/quiz-which-member-thursday-murder-club-richard-osman #MYSTERY #CrimeFiction @bookstodon
In case anyone is wondering if there is any engagement on here— this is the list of every book recommended after I asked if you’d share one book you enjoyed this year. You can scroll underneath the original post to see these, but I think seeing them all together shows the true awesomeness of the people on here.
As if children's books aren't already losing visibility due to censorship now this...
Here you can vote to ask them to bring those categories back:
No matter where I am, the public library is my home. The true strength of the USA is the public library system. @librarians
You know the drill, @bookstodon Whatcha reading this weekend? ❤📚👀
I finished WE ARE THE CRISIS, the excellent second installment of Cadwell Turnbull's Convergence Saga. NO GODS, NO MONSTERS was the first book.
I'm currently reading Ed Park's bizarro SAME BED DIFFERENT DREAMS.
Next up: THE FUTURE, by Naomi Alderman, author of THE POWER.
Finished Legends and Lattes this morning. The last 20-30 pages really picked up the pace and boosted the book's overall rating from 3.5 to 4. A very fun and relaxing read, without too much depth or plot. But that can be allright too!
Maybe I'll pick up the new book by the same author too. Anyone started with that already?
I'm back with a review of a thoughtful novel of a Norwegian doctor who imploded her life with one text and a string of bad decisions. Find out more in my review of Natural Causes, by Nina Lykke: https://abookishtype.wordpress.com/2023/10/16/natural-causes-by-nina-lykke/
📣 Authors & publishers alike, now’s your chance 📣📣
As much as you want AS LONG AS IT’S ON THIS THREAD 🙄
If not on this thread OR posted on a different day without asking first IT WILL BE REMOVED WITHOUT WARNING 🤬
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Sometimes I think about how much media will be forever lost in decades to come because everything is now on streaming platforms that delete things on a whim instead of physical media.
"Ableism is more than just bias: it's the entire idea that anything can or should be perfect in this universe of entropy and chaos, applied at the level of human bodies and ways of being." - Ashley Shew, Against Technoableism: Rethinking who needs Improvement. #Bookstodon #bookstadon #Reading #Disability #Accessibility #DisabilityStudies
Finished reading "All the Sinners Bleed."
S. A. Cosby is one of my favorite authors ("Razorblade Tears" is a great novel), and once again, he did not let me down.
A black sheriff of a small rural Southern town hunting down an evil serial killer. Gritty Southern Noir.
I read STARLING HOUSE by #AlixEHarrow months ago when it was a planned October 31 release. It snuck past me and got released October 3, and is the October Reese Book Club pick, and deservedly so! My 5-star review was posted to my blog back in April https://jillsreads.com/starling-house/ @bookstodon #bookstodon #Fantasy #sff #appalachian #SouthernGothic
These come to my mind:
Remnant Population, Elizabeth Moon
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk
Deacon King Kong, James McBride
We Spread, Iain Reid
Old God's Time, Sebastian Barry
Someone in the other place got me onto sharing 1 randomly selected kindle book a day from my enormous collection. Here are my first three.
The Conductors by Nicole Glover is superb. Magical, mystery, historical & a romance all rolled into a fantastic package.
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge is a nordix YA horror & it's fantastic.
A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobbs is book 2 in the cozy Mystic Notch series & features cats who talk to each other & an oblivious ghost-seeing MC.