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  • Birthday 10/25/1985

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  1. Read-a-thon 2018

    What excellent progress !! You finished 2 books! Whoops, I accidentally wrote down the wrong dates. It should be Fri-Sat-Sun 4, 5 and 6 January. I've edited my post above. Thanks, that's very nice of you, Karen .
  2. It's a shame Artemis was not a great read for you. I've heard from some people I follow, that they didn't really like it much. Others though did enjoy the book. I really liked reading your review .I really loved The Martian, both the book and the film. I've been unsure about whether to purchase Artemis, its premise doesn't hugely appeal to me but I loved The Martian. I guess I'll be giving it a miss, with it having got several mediocre reviews from you and a couple of others.
  3. Read-a-thon 2018

    I'm glad you really enjoyed it ! Thank you ! Yesterday I finished The Witch Boy by Molly Knox O/stertag (middle-grade fantasy graphic novel). I also read The Bride Was a Boy by Chii (a manga memoir about a woman who grew up as a boy). Overall I didn't get through as many things as I'd wanted this read-a-thon, but I did have lots of fun reading . I'll be making a 'Read-a-thon 2019' topic in a few weeks (just before January). I don't know if I'll do the read-a-thon in January, because it's pretty soon after December ends, and there are things I want to do (ie. setting up a new thread, making end-of-the-year videos for my BookTube channel etc). The read-a-thon would be on Fri-Sat-Sun 4, 5 and 6 January. I would personally prefer to have it the week after (11-12-13), but I don't know how anyone else feels about that? I can also make the Read-a-thon 2019 thread and we can discuss there if that is preferred.
  4. The Gaming Box

    My boyfriend plays Fallout 76 sometimes, I think his biggest issue was that the stash and carrying limits are not very high. I don't think he has encountered many unfriendly players, yet. There were a few bugs, yesterday his character died because he was being attacked by invisible enemies. I've been playing Fallout Shelter, which I'm enjoying (making a bit of progress each day). And I've been playing Dragon Quest XI sometimes, which is also very enjoyable.
  5. Read-a-thon 2018

    Yay! Happy reading to you too Marie ! I'm so sorry about your migraine . I hope you feel better soon . Well done! Did you like A Christmas Carol? I'm not a fan of Dickens at all but I did quite like A Christmas Carol. Well done! XPD sounds like an interesting title for a book, is it an abbreviation? Yesterday I finished off Snow in Love, by reading the 3rd and 4th short stories in it (out of 4). I then started The Witch Boy by Molly Knox O/stertag and finished it this morning. I wish everyone happy reading this Sunday!
  6. Sorry the book was a bit of a struggle! I have it on my TBR (been there for years!). I'm glad you found the book interesting. I'll probably read it some day, when I'm really in the mood .
  7. I haven't read Artemis but from what I've seen, people (the ones I follow/watch online) really liked The Martian but they liked Artemis not as much. I really liked The Martian, both the book and the movie.
  8. What's Up in December? - 2018

    Hi Virginia!! I hope you have a wonderful (rest of the) weekend ! We're going to visit my brother and his partner/girlfriend later and see their new furniture (they've mostly finished doing the new house up). I also plan to phone with my sister today (we phone weekly).
  9. Hello

    Welcome here !
  10. Changed Text

    Could be different prints of the book, ie. a first edition vs. a more edited later edition? I've not encountered this myself, but I don't usually read a book in two different formats at once. I can understand it bothers you though, that would bother me too! I have the paperback edition of The Redemption of Althalus, not sure what it says in there though (I don't know what page it's on?). I'm not sure what edition it is but if you want I can go to my bookshelves and find the book and see what it says. It does seem odd they would change the text!
  11. Read-a-thon 2018

    The read-a-thon has always been Fri-Sat-Sun, but I and sometimes Sarah (Little Pixie) usually start on Thursday. Starting on Friday is fine too . Sorry for not posting about it starting, sooner, I probably should have posted on Thursday morning rather than Thursday evening.
  12. Read-a-thon 2018

    Today I finished off a Sinterklaas-themed book of short stories (for children) and I read the 2nd out of 4 stories in Snow in Love (this story was by Aimee Friedman). Hopefully more reading tomorrow !
  13. Read-a-thon 2018

    I wish everyone fun with reading this upcoming weekend !!