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Tien's comments from the Pick-a-Shelf group.

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Completed Round(s) (149 new)
May 29, 2018 10:05PM

8565 Woah, congrats, Coralie!
May 29, 2018 07:34PM

8565 It's the end of the month and I've finally got to 50% :)

A bit slow...
Bookopoly - 2018 (261 new)
May 29, 2018 05:44PM

8565 Happy Belated Birthday, Bea!!

Thank you, I desperately needed a pass... am late on 2 books and going to be late for my third though am currently reading 2 of them :O
May 28, 2018 05:48AM

8565 That master link is the group that runs it this year... I believe it was run collaboratively with someone else last year and who know what's happening next year...? The grid looks the same to me so I think the google doc may be the same but updated with new releases...
May 27, 2018 04:14PM

8565 They have a link to a google doc for lists of books that fit, a good resource :)

This is the second year they've run the challenge so they'd probably do it again next year.
May 27, 2018 04:54AM

8565 Susan wrote: "Tien wrote: "Onto my next book: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (#AsianLitBingo - SFF with Asian MC)."

This sounds fascinating, too. I'm curious, now - What is #AsianLitBingo?"

I'm on page 176 of 544 of this book, Susan, and I just wanted to tell you that I'm finding a lot of similarities with The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1): the academy/university setting, protagonist's poor background, her clash with the spoiled brat (just as hotheaded as Kvothe!), and one of the masters in The Poppy War is kinda like Elodin in The Name of the Wind (the kooky one?)

So far I'm dubbing The Poppy War as The Name of the Wind with an Asian twist but I haven't quite seen any magic yet.
May 26, 2018 03:57PM

8565 oh, sorry, Susan, it's a reading challenge. You can find the master post here and my sign up post here (incl. books I planned to read for the challenge which included these 2), if you're interested :)
May 26, 2018 05:18AM

8565 I've finished, Susan! 4 stars from me :D

Susan wrote: "Tien, that's been happening to me in the real world, too. Using "they" rather than "he" or "she" is now the commonly accepted way to refer to a person who is non-binary" - I just found this out too like an hour ago when I Googled 'they'... now I feel completely ignorant :(

It's pretty short, 236 pages, and I've really enjoyed it. I loved how the magic system is called 'Slackcraft' and whatever the magic is, 'Slack'. I can't really explain it so you'd have to read it :p

Just thought it's funny coz obvs you can be 'slack' when you choose to fly over the 800 steps up to the Palace instead of climbing them etc lol

Onto my next book: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang (#AsianLitBingo - SFF with Asian MC)
May 25, 2018 10:42PM

8565 Started The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) as part of the #AsianLitBingo (square: LGBTQIAP + Asian MC)

It's very interesting that in childhood, they have no gender; that is, they decide on what gender they'd like to be as they reach adulthood. On the other hand, it rather makes it difficult as using 'they' when referring to a single child instead of he or she. I feel like it's going to break my head just because it's not how I was taught grammar lol
Completed Round(s) (149 new)
May 25, 2018 10:33PM

8565 WTG, Joyce!
May 24, 2018 10:46PM

8565 Have you been reading much this week, Lusie?

I'm only reading a few chapters per day so I think I'm up to ch. 37 (approx 30%). I'm keen to finish as it's 1 of 4 books I need to read to meet my goal for WoB round 2 (I'm in the middle of 2 of the other books too!)
May 24, 2018 01:39PM

8565 Wow! Well done, Bea!
Bookopoly - 2018 (261 new)
May 24, 2018 05:18AM

8565 Dee wrote: "well that was crazy! i just ended up doing 4 separate rolls to finally get to a have a book picked stage (i love rolls like that its just funny)"

What fun! Did you manage to get around the whole board with the 4 rolls ;p
Help Me! (239 new)
May 21, 2018 05:14PM

8565 Susan wrote: "Please confirm: Dark Matter was shelved on Fabulist by 1 person. (I couldn't stand the book I'd decided to read for that shelf, and had to hunt up another one.)"

May 20, 2018 07:42PM

8565 I went to the library yesterday to return my overdue books only to come home and found that there was 1 of my son's books that was also overdue, gah!

I think I'm on ch 21... slowly progressing...

I'm Loving (view spoiler)
Completed Round(s) (149 new)
May 17, 2018 07:04PM

8565 Well done, Stacey! Congrats!
LOST 2018 (129 new)
May 17, 2018 06:57PM

8565 Thanks, ladies :)

@LynnB: you are doing well!!
@Lusie: 1 is usually my position for LOST around this time of the year and then I'd rush through the rest in the last 3 months of the year lol
LOST 2018 (129 new)
May 17, 2018 05:59AM

8565 Aaand... Completed my 10th with Weapons of Choice (Axis of Time #1) by John Birmingham, woot! The earliest I've ever completed LOST, I reckon, lol :D
May 17, 2018 12:20AM

8565 I'm being naughty and keeping them so I can finish them since I actually wanted to read them but got distracted badly with the writers festival then Netflix. The thick book is Weapons of Choice which I first found confusing and really only got into the groove about 100 pages in, I think... too many switching views noting many characters & settings (well, they were on board of battleships so it was really hard keeping track who's from where etc).
Completed Round(s) (149 new)
May 16, 2018 04:08PM

8565 Impressive reading, Sandy! Congratd :D

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