🌿I would like to just take a second to talk about one of my favorite sci fi series, The Themis Files by Sylvia’s Neuvel. If you are a fan of Illuminae, this is an even more fun, adult version of those. The story starts by discovering massive body parts made from a material that is not from earth, scattered all over the planet. Assembling the big robot leads to really interesting points of conflict and convergence between all political powers around the world. How would mankind and the individual governments handle an alien weapon being handled/shared by humanity? Ugh so good! The characters are hilarious and lovable, the plot is woven together by emails, case files and documents, the third book is coming out this year, read it!! Ok that is all.🌿
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Diese Schätze (und viele andere) liegen tatsächlich noch ungelesen auf meinem #sub 😓 Bei diesen vier Büchern bin ich mir aber absolut sicher, dass es 5⭐-Bücher werden könnten und deswegen stehen sie auch sehr weit oben auf meinem wtr 😊 Ein monatliches want to read mache ich trotzdem nie, weil ich am Ende doch einfach zu den Büchern greife, auf die ich in dem Moment Lust habe.
Wie sieht es bei euch aus? Stellt ihr euch immer einen Stapel zusammen, den ihr in einem Monat lesen wollt? Und welches Buch vom Foto sollte ich zuerst lesen? 📚
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"Stories are there to entertain, preserve history, or serve a societal purpose of some kind.” - Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel.
Today is the day we leave for our 5 day adventure trip. We'll visit Ciudad Perdida, the archeological site of an ancient city in the Sierra Nevada. We'll be far from civilization and, of course, from electricity. Only thinking about the starry nights we'll get to witness gets me all giddy.
Now that I'm in the middle of Sleeping Giants, I've been thinking, what if they had found one of the pieces in a place like this? All the wildlife, the traces of ancient civilizations - all gone. I mean, it'd be mind blowing, finding something like what it's described in the book. Who knows what the implications of such a discovery would be. Although part of me is wary of whatever new information could be gathered or, more precisely, what could happen depending on the hands it ends up. Humans don't have a great record of using new discoveries purely for the greater good.
Ok, that was a bit of a ramble, there. I guess I could sum it up by saying:. I'm excited about our trek and I'm really enjoying Sleeping Giants.
I'll most likely disappear for the next few days (see lack of electricity and being far from civilization. I don't think we'll get much reception in the depths of the rainforest). So, wish us luck. I'll of course share some pictures afterwards, so you can add Colombia to a future trip. If you're into nature, this is the place to be.
I love SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel, and the e-book is currently only $1.99! Sleeping Giants is the first book in the thrilling Themis Files series - in order to not spoil the story, I’ll just tell you it’s a science fiction novel about a physicist and the discovery of a giant robot hand… The third and final book, Only Human, comes out on May 1, and I cannot wait! Plus, there’s a pre-order giveaway for a Kara dog tag. (Link in bio.)
Sleeping Giants uses journal entries and interview transcripts instead of following a narrative format. I was initially skeptical about the format, but the personality of each character is so well-expressed and the story moves very quickly. The story is enveloped in mystery, compelling me to turn page after page. (I only put the book down once.) It also posed some very thought-provoking questions. Wow, writing this post has made me even more excited for Only Human. Also, if you spot a signed copy of Waking Gods at your local bookstore, let me know...
"Generally speaking, people tend not to question what they’ve been told was true. Scientists are no different; they’ve just been told a lot more things.” - Sleeping Giants, by Sylvain Neuvel.
Now that I finished The Snow Child I can turn to the books I originally planned for my trip. The trip is going just fine, despite some minor (& not so minor) hiccups. But now, it's time to relax. As I write this, I'm chilling in a hammock, enjoying the breeze and the sun, with a fresh pressed juice in my hand. Life is good.
I've heard The Bear and the Nightingale has a similar vibe to The Snow Child, so I've decided to start off with Sleeping Giants and pick up The Bear and the Nightingale a couple of days later and keep it mixed with a bit of sci-fi to cleanse my reading palate. It feels a bit weird, though, reading of snow ridden fields while fanning myself and working on my tan - but, hey, I'm not complaining! Not a tiny little bit.
What are you guys reading this weekend?
If you saw my post the other day about @barnesandnoble starting a book club, you'll know I'm a bit skeptical about their selections so the fam and I decided to start our own book club. This month we are reading Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Every month we'll pick a different genre and discuss it over on my blog. We would love to have you join our little club if you like -no fees or application required. Just read the book and join the discussion at the end of the month! #books#booklover#thereadinglife#library#bookstagram#bookclub#sleepinggiants#sylvainneuvel
My rather hefty Emerald City Comicon haul! I didn't intend to walk away with so many books, but I lucked into some of these titles.
I was excited to get a signed ARC of Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman from the @penguinrandomhouse booth. Just finished Bird Box and really enjoyed it! Didn't realize Sylvain Neuvel was signing at the same time, so I was fortunate enough to receive a signed copy of Sleeping Giants as well. I'm currently listening to the audiobook, which is a full cast, and I'm liking it a lot.
Also made my regular trips to @darkhorsecomics and @imagecomics to pick up additional volumes of series I've started as well as some new titles. Finally, I bought a stack of Locke & Key trade paperbacks. Not something I intended to purchase at comicon, but they were half off at the UW Bookstore booth. I couldn't pass them up!
I have been #listening 👂 to #SylvainNeuvel 's #SleepingGiants 👽 on #audiobook 🎧📖 for quite a while now and it's sooo goood. Intriguing as hell. 😍✨ Also I love the freaking #covers in this trilogy. I can stare at them all day. Especially this one. Gah. ✨
An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in the cutting-edge cadences of interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and by a struggle for control of earthshaking power. .
A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square-shaped hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. .
Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—the object's origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected.
But some can never stop searching for answers. .
Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top-secret team to crack the hand's code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the relic they seek. What's clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history's most perplexing discovery—and finally figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction?✨✨ ✨ #bkpcty#AZRC18 ✨ #indienextselection#indienext#audiobooks#audiobookrecs#booksofinstagram#lovebooks#lovereading#loveaudiobooks ✨
“Ours is the fellowship of strangers who know a secret that we cannot express.” - The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North.
You guys know how much I like looking back at all the books that found a place in my home during the past season and low-key fill me with anxiety for not having read more than maybe a couple. Yet.
Truth is, every now and then I scroll down my feed and spot the seasonal hauls, competing against myself and seeing how many of those books I've read. I wouldn't call it a sport, nor a hobby. A quirk, maybe. And don't quirks make us the little snowflakes that we are, yada-yada?
Tell me about the quirks you have (come on, don't pretend you don't have any. You're among friends, this is a safe place) while we contemplate my #winterbookhaul .
Not to brag, but those seem like quite the great reads. Isn't it exciting? To have those great worlds and stories waiting for you?
#allthebooksmarch : two+ authors. What about 17?
Because, even giants need a something to cuddle while they sleep.
Glad to get my hands on a few cans of this banging NEPA. Orange sherbet, peach, grapefruit and melon with just a light but tingly bitterness.
Thanks for the cans @hackneybrewery 👍