11 minutes ago

Making my way through Min Jin Lee's Pachinko. It is a very interesting, captivating read. It's also far away from my comfort zome of Sci-Fi-literature or even genre literature for that matter, which makes it doubly rewarding. As a writer, I'm also learning a lot here. The pacing is impeccable and Lee knows exactly, when to tell more and when to tell less of what's going on. It's the longest book on my September TBR, but I think I'm going to make it.

#amreading #TBR #books #Bookstodon #pachinko

Leslie Greentree
2 hours ago

She was supposed to be blazing a trail, bending the arc of justice, not cowering in a conference room, waiting for some yo-yo in a sport coat to shout her down about a few semicolons.
#SundaySentence from Everything’s Fine by Cecilia Rabess.

Everything’s Fine book jacket featuring a juicy, smashed strawberry.
7 hours ago

Laundry finished, the best time of the day as hardly anyone else is there, some more of my book read.

Now waiting for my bus home again, and porridge for breakfast.

#life #books #AmReading

Jason Rush
9 hours ago

Started reading #W0rldtr33 tonight, and whew! Off to a crazy good start. I'm just one issue in, but so far, it's one of the best horror comics I've read.

#AmReading #AmReadingHorror #horror #horrorcomics #comics #bookstodon

17 hours ago

Book Talk:

4. Wings; by Terry Pratchett

First read this trilogy at the end of 2000, just re-read it for the first time since. Got the books for free from a really nice bookshop owner in Montello, WI who saw I had an interest in fantasy novels. They're the British versions too. Wish I could've gone back to that bookstore, but it was gone when I checked in 2005.

#amreading #books #Fantasy

The front cover, back cover and spine of the UK paperback edition of Wings by Terry Pratchett.  It depicts several gnomes commandeering a flock of geese to try and hitch a ride on a launching space shuttle.  The sky is yellow.  The title plate is on top, embossed in silver, with red text for the title of the book and blue text for the author name.
Theodora Lau
19 hours ago

“Between the world and me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates …

If it wasn’t because of the news about SC school administration and the GOP’s hostility towards Mary Wood, a teacher who assigned the book for her AP English class, I wouldn’t have known about the book.

#books #amreading

ts thank you ☕
20 hours ago

“The more privileged friend must listen and empathize *more* to achieve true mutuality, because in the words of Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw, ‘Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently.’”

#amReading #equity #quote

Joanna Maciejewska
22 hours ago

Autumn (or fall, as Americans call it) is officially here! Do you have any book or reading-related rituals for this season? A favorite drink? A reading spot? Extra blanket? Or maybe you're too busy watching the nature change colors to read?

#books #bookstodon #amreading #autumn #fall

An image with orange autumn leaves and the text saying "Do you have autumn reading rituals?"
Antonia Aquilante
22 hours ago

Pumpkin pancakes for the first day of fall (and the new KJ Charles book). #AmReading #SaturdayMorning

A paperback of A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel by KJ Charles next to a plate of pumpkin pancakes
23 hours ago

I #AmReading a #library book — "The braided path" by Chris Wooding, an author who is new to me. I'm about half way through, and enjoying it so far...

#Books #Bookstodon #libraries

Dr. Zalka Csenge Virág
1 day ago

Spurrier's Hellblazer is one classic for the ages

#comics #ComicBooks #AmReading

1 day ago

For the first (ish) time, I'm missing the birdsite - because I've just finished the most incredible book, and in the past I could have tweeted the author to tell him how much I appreciated it. And I can't now. But I can still shout about it here. Every teacher in every type of context should read "I Heard What You Said" by Jeffrey Boakye - about being a black teacher in the UK. It's astounding. #Books #AmReading #JeffreyBoakye #Education #EduTooter @edutooters

Front cover of the book "I Heard What You Said" by Jeffrey Boakye which shows a row of green plastic chairs with a blurred figure walking out of shot on the right hand side
Paula Bardell-Hedley
1 day ago

Winding Up the Week #345
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere, announce Novellas in November 2023, prepare for German Literature Month XIII and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet. #bookstodon #amreading #books

Ellen's Very Southern Voice
1 day ago

A #NewOrleans Short story
What happens when the storm makes you choose between escaping now and your child's beloved stuffed toy?

#ShortStories #NOLA #AmReading #Storms

2 days ago

Book Talk:

3. I'm The Man; by Scott Ian

Been trying to read this one off & on since it came out in 2014, and kinda wish I hadn't. It's not bad, but it sort of ruins the mystique of Anthrax finding out a lot of John Bush era songs are about industry bullshit. (Also dude was kind of a douche bag for the first half of his life. He might be better now?) But Anthrax is still my shit Whatayagonnado?

#amreading #Books #Metal

The cover of "I'm The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax" by Scott Ian.  The text of the title and author take up the left third of the cover, with Scott Ian in black and white appearing to yell into the distance emerging from this text on the center right.
2 days ago

Reading a long series of books by different authors, fiction, and I am considering skipping these four in the series. The author tries so, so hard to be hyper-detailed about every imaginable thing taking place that he ends up saying nothing at all. I never thought I would find myself reading anything, fiction or non-fiction, and think that it was too detailed, but it is too much. Slows the story down exceedingly. #AmReading #bookstodon

2 days ago

So I did a thing and listed the remaining autographed copies I have of My Name is Magic over on Kofi. This seems a much easier/secure way to sell my books to people I don't know in person, so if you're interested, you can head over here:

#lgbtbooks #autograph #amreading

Law Geek
2 days ago

Weekend reading! Love Croakies by Sam Cheever is quite short so I'll probably get on to The Automaton's Wife by Vered Ehsani this weekend too. Both pretty light books. Speaking of, A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske was marvellous, btw. Finished it at lunch.
#weekendreading #amreading #bookstodon

Synopsis to Love Croakies by Sam Cheever: The heart holds the potential for great love…and a deadly need to protect it.

Love potion? Really?

I don’t have enough trouble dealing with a cranky assistant, a mouthy frog, an opinionated cat, and a hobgoblin who thinks getting smacked upside the head is the best kind of fun?

Now I’m dealing with a love potion that turns a delightful human emotion into a death sentence.

Banshee bunions!

As if I didn’t already have enough trouble with my love life.

Now I have to save someone else from dying of love.

This magical librarian gig is going to be the death of me.

Or…you know…of someone else.
Synopsis to The Automaton's Wife by Vered Ehsani: Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: a zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband Gideon has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question, however, soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs Knight herself? Case 2 in "Society for Paranormals": A series concerning dead husbands, African legends and the search for a perfect spot of tea.
Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
2 days ago

Exercising my right to read at the Harold Washington Library.

A Texas teacher was fired for showing this book to eighth graders. Fascism is on our shores, and growing.

#fascism #BannedBooks #AmReading #books #Bookstodon #GraphicNovels

Me holding the graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary aloft while standing in the main lobby of the Harold Washington Library branch of the Chicago Public Library system. Behind my hand/book is a gargantuan U.S. flag hanging on the wall.
J S Villiers
2 days ago

It's time for #FlashFriday! Here's a piece of very short fiction for you to devour in one mouthful.

"War of the Clowns" by Mozambican author Mia Couto.

A hint of surrealism builds but never hampers the clear and engaging prose. Enjoy!

#Fiction #Reading #AmReading #ReadingCommunity #ShortStories #ShortStory #Writing #WritingCommunity #Writers

Ronald Snijder
2 days ago

My daughter bought me an old #MarvelComic from 1975. The ads are actually more interesting - and weird - than the stories. #AmReading

Many ads from a 1975 Marvel comic
Marvel comic: weird wonder tales
F. E. Clark
2 days ago

Whoa! These were a wild ride: Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang, and Mona by Pola Oloixarac (translated by Adam Morris) - both about the literary world. Can't decide whether they were good idea for someone about to sub their first novel (me), or not....! #amreading #WritingCommunity #lovebooks

Two books, covers up: Yellowface by Rebecca F Kuang, and Mona by Pola Oloixarac. The former has a bright yellow cover with eyes and eyebrows, the latter a black cover with a collaged face.
Grand Admiral Shaun Duke
2 days ago

What are you reading? Tell me and @Princejvstin will finally live his dream of becoming a professional DM running his favorite games! #TTRPG #Books #AmReading

2 days ago

"Life is not a rerun, we don’t have stunt doubles or understudies, we’re it. The universe doesn’t happen to us, we are the universe happening. It actually matters what we do."

📖 Ruby Wax (And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world)

#amreading #bookstodon #Bookwyrm #vendredilecture #FridayReads #bookquote #book #books

Bishop Joey (he/him)
2 days ago

"[F]or one man to abound in wealth and pleasure when all about him are mourning and groaning, is to be a gaoler and not a king." (from "Utopia" by Sir Saint Thomas More)

Chad Kohalyk
2 days ago

Started a bunch of books this week. “The Internet Con” and “Red Team Blues” from @pluralistic which I backed on Kickstarter. Also “Rescued from the Nation” by Kemper which has been on my list for years (I love stories of activist anti-colonial monks!). Enjoying at Blue Bottle Kyoto ☕️📚

#NowReading2023 #books #bookstodon #amReading #coffee

Chad holds a kindle with the cover of THE INTERNET CON beside an iPad with the covers of RED TEAM BLUES and RESCUED FROM THE NATION displayed. In the foreground is a mocha with some nice latte art
Mark Coggins
3 days ago

With more news on the risks of the brain implant technology from the #elsonmusk #startup #neuralink, I am reminded of my novel NO HARD FEELINGS which discusses the unintended consequences/misuse of technology from a fictional startup in the same space Neurostimix.

See more about Neuralink here:

More about the book here:

#AmReading @bookstodon #books #Bookstodon #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity #noir #crimefiction

Book cover for the novel NO HARD FEELINGS, showing the back of a young woman's head with a zipper running down her neck, suggesting surgery associated with an implant.
Andy Zeigert
3 days ago

I started reading the new Emily Carroll graphic novel,” A Guest in the House,” and like all Carroll comics I can't read it fast enough and also don't want it to ever end.

Carroll's awesome website:

Link to the book:

#amReading #books #horror

The cover for Emily Carroll’s A Guest in the House. A woman descends stairs while a dreamlike apparition leans over her.

Well, lookie what I received? Now to take @robertswartwood to lunch so I can get it signed. #books #amreading #thriller

The lovely people
have made Boudica: Dreaming the Hound *really cheap*
So if you know anyone who enjoyed Eagle and Bull - this is number 3 (of 4)

#DreamingWhilstBlack #amreading #amwriting #amreadinghistoricalfiction #celtic

RC Hopgood
3 days ago

Between the novels #LaDimensiónDesconocida by #NonaFernandez (which I just read) and #InésDelAlmaMía by #IsabelAllende (which I'm reading) and the film #ElConde by #PabloLarraín and #GuillermoCalderón (which I'm watching), I feel like I'm in an intensive about #Chile.
#film #novels #bookstodon #amreading #amwatching #books @bookstodon

3 days ago

#books #quotes #bookquotes #reading #amreading What a penetrating insight: "Mankind in its entirety has always yearned to arrange things so that they must be universal...the higher these nations stood, the unhappier they were, for they were more strongly aware than others of the need for a universal union of mankind. Great conquerors, Tamerlanes and Genghis Khans, swept over the earth like a whirlwind, yearning to conquer the cosmos.." from #TheBrothersKaramazov by #fyodordostoevsky

Annie Hsh 👾🖖☕
3 days ago

The latest film trailer made me cave and finally pick up the book. No spoilers, since it's apparent from the first pages, but it's nice to see a villain-focused story, without any intention of retroactively redeeming them or portraying them under a more sympathetic light. Especially when it comes to characters with the cruelty and lack of remorse of Coriolanus Snow. He is still very much a younger version of himself.

Not that tragic villain origin stories aren't interesting when done right, but not every bad person needs a tragedy behind them to make them that way, and not every tragedy creates a bad person either. So it's refreshing to see storytelling explore a different approach beyond those tropes.

#books #bookstodon #AmReading #HungerGames

Book cover of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, with a forest green background and a golden Songbird next to a snake wrapped around a wooden brunch in the forefront.
Stephen Graham King
3 days ago

I've really enjoyed this series. Her take on nanotech and it's growth over centuries is really fascinating. #WhatImReading #WhatImReadingNow #AmReading

Book cover: Vast by Linda Nagata
John Valentine
4 days ago

Just finished The Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss. A very powerful short novel exploring family violence and bigotry in modern and stone age contexts. The opening pages brought to mind the brilliant Bog body poem Punishment by Seamus Heaney about a flaxen haired young woman sacrificed to the gods.
#Heaney #reading #AmReading

Cara Bruar
4 days ago

I'm re-reading this police procedural from 2013, Bitter Wash Road by Gary Disher. Awesome characters, landscapes, perfect descriptions of rural South Australia where my family came from. I can almost smell the dust. The plot is a little contrived, but the story feels emotionally true, which makes up for it. Highly recommended.

#amreading #reading #books #bookstodon #mystery #australia

Book cover for Bitter Wash Road by Gary Disher. Threatening dark grey sky looms over golden wheat fields. Tyre tracks cut through the centre of the crop and lead into the distance where there are low hills.
Dr Alice Violett
4 days ago

My next read is Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran. How gorgeous is this cover?! #bookstodon #BookMastodon #AmReading

A hand holding the hardback of Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran. The cover has an orange and red palette, and features flowers, leaves, fire, an elephant and a pair of songbirds, and an Indian temple.
4 days ago

Eyes feel heavy after a good day's read, but just one more chapter before the lights go out for the night.

#life #books #bookstodon #amreading

The lovely people
at Kindle
have made Boudica: Dreaming the Hound *really cheap*
So if you know anyone who enjoyed Eagle and Bull - this is number 3 (of 4)

#DreamingWhilstBlack #amreading #amwriting #amreadinghistoricalfiction #celtic

The Aforementioned W
5 days ago

I read The Candid Life of Meena Dave, a poignant story about a woman recovering from commitment issues and discovering her cultural heritage. Has a touch of mystery, a bit of unusual Indian-American history, a great dog, and a nice romance too.


#Permaculture: a route to total systemic change - healing our relationships with ourselves, each other and the living web.

#AccidentalGods #Podcast w Maddy Harland of @PermacultureMagazine

#TuesdayFeeling #amreading #RegenerativeFarming #Podcasts

Edgard Wentz
5 days ago

"Singing Hills knew that the truth showed up in its own time, often late and sometimes entirely unlooked for."

Into the Riverlands

#amreading #Hugo

Decolonize Your Bookshelf🧡
6 days ago

How many books are you reading currently?

Me? 4

2 audiobooks, and ebook, and an ARC. 🙈

#bookstodon #books #Indigenous #reading #AmReading

Jay Tea Moriarty
6 days ago

Hullo friends!
#amwriting panic stations. I have gotten The Date. By 27th Sept the platforms wants my latest book, Stainless Steel Souls, so they can have it definitely by October 1st, to satisfy all their (my) preorder customers.

I had 2 weeks and 2 days for edits from the day I learned of the date, but since then:

-I got conjunctivitis, as did my child-bot and feminine companion
-we got better, hers got worse
-my car died
-her car died
-my car is better
-I do not know what day it is, because Monday is usually grandparents visit day but we've been sick, so "events of the week" are totally out.

I woke up today, Monday, and honestly felt like it was Wednesday. It's a sheer force of effort to know where my mind is, let alone the day.

Excuses, right? No, just what's been going on while I've been trying to settle into good, 4-hour long edits of my book. So far I have managed exactly 0 of these.

Honesty gets you square with yourself. I have filled out 2 chapters with character descriptions that were lacking in my earlier edits, but I need proper chunks of time to write the missing chapters, needle the chapters that will hint at fun for the next book(s), and otherwise make sure it's fluffy and reader-friendly.

This has also meant not reading that book I saved for #amreading time, Andujar, the Robot Gentleman, but I guess now it's a reward book for after everything is actually submitted.

Support me, I love Mastodon and will keep writing whether I get wondrous sales or not. The link to the presale (.99c) of Stainless Steel Souls is in my profile, as well as to books 1 and 2, "The full life of a robot" and "A machine of blood".

Love you all, feel free to post your own promo too.

Its a writing metaphor. One giant blog of play-dough, every possible shape cutter stuck into it. Play-dough is cookie pink.
Cecilia Bell
1 week ago

Once again living on the edge. 😫 #AmReading

Screenshot showing that I’ve only read 37% of the book Witch King, and it’s due in 1 day in Libby.
LM Little
1 week ago

@sbarolo @bookstodon #AmReading Strout's Anything is Possible. Like her other books, this one's everyday characters are anything but given her insights, great storytelling and very readable and explicit prose.

#LiteraryFiction #books #authors

Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
1 week ago

Updating you from the blood-soaked hellscape of Chicago.

#amReading #meteorology

Me holding my reading material aloft: “Isaac’s Storm,” by Erik Larson. Beyond the book, people are seated on a great expanse of vibrantly green grass. A croquet game is also in progress. The sun slants across this bucolic scene.
Ria Kovbasa
1 week ago

Finished reading Gabrielle Zevin’s “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” and now all I want to do is ditch my job and hobbies and start making video games with my best friend (who, incidentally, is literally studying video games for his PhD)

#Book #reading #AmReading #Bookstodon #videoGames

Robert Kingett
2 weeks ago

Thank y’all for the warm welcome back! Nothing too exciting has been going on out my ways.

Back here to talk about books! I’m working through Braiding Sweetgrass, which should be mandatory reading for everyone!
What are you currently reading?

#reading #Indigenous #Books #AmReading

Catherine Friess
2 weeks ago

Happy #roalddahlday!
We love #Matilda she's one of our favourite fictional heroines. She loves books, is strong minded, determined and feisty. And all these attributes lead her (against all odds) to find her own happy ending 📚
#amreading #RoaldDahl #ChildrensBooks #StorySnug #Bookstodon

2 weeks ago

#LunchtimeReading : beginning the new @scalzi , Starter Villain. A nephew inherits his late uncle's supervillain empire. Cats are also involved. Delighted chuckling has been heard.

#AmReading #books #livres #StarterVillain #SuperVillain #TorBooks #JohnScalzi #ScienceFiction

Plate of oatcakes, an apple and copy of Starter Villain by John Scalzi
E.W. Doc Parris
2 weeks ago
The Dent in the Universe.
“ of the most hardcore science fiction novels I have ever read...I loved every bit of it.”
Maryann Kafka, Liminal Fiction
Available wherever fine books are sold.
Andrew Wooldridge 🌱
2 weeks ago

Have you heard of #cozy #fantasy novels? They are often low stakes stories about fantasy characters doing everyday things and folks like me love them. The flagship novel for cozy fantasy is Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree. He mixes magical themes with found family in a way that is just such a great comfort read. There is a sequel coming you can find here if you haven’t read the first book I highly recommend it. #amreading #cozyfantasy

2 weeks ago

At the beginning of the school year and while I am yet to drown in marking, managed to read a whole book this weekend that one of my new Year 9s proffered into my hands last week - The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino - which I gather loads of people already know about, but had completely passed me by. Gripping, really interestingly structured, and a fantastic crime thriller. I'm so happy I'll be able to discuss it with that student next week! #Books #bookstodon #AmReading #CrimeFiction

hybrid havoc :1m: :rm:
2 weeks ago

I #AmReading by recommendation of @BrianTheGleeman , The First Binding by R.R. Virdi
All legends are born of truths. And just as much lies. These are mine. Judge me for what you will. But you will hear my story first.

My name is Ari.

And this is the story of how I let loose the first evil.

The cover for The First Binding by R.R. Virdi. It features a human in a tattered red jacket, a walking stick, and a bundle of books under one arm standing atop an outcropping overlooking a coastal town. The text on the cover displays the title of the book, the name of the author, and a tag line: "Every great story starts with a lie."

“In life, it is very tempting to forget the past to try and make a perfect future. But the past, and the pain we have endured… they make us who we are.”

#Lightbringer #amreading

3 weeks ago

In theory, I really like the idea of Little Free Libraries (little boxes - often converted newspaper boxes - maintained by volunteers and filled with books by the community) but in practice I’m usually disappointed by the selection. The books are good enough for someone to have bought in the first place, but not good enough for them to want to keep? I guess?

However, the most recent book I got is really good so far! War Cross by Marie Lu. (A down-on-her-luck bounty hunter hacks into a championship video game event and is offered a mysterious job by the billionaire game developer.) It’s exciting, I’m enjoying it!


Paula Bardell-Hedley
3 weeks ago

Winding Up the Week #343
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere, announce the 2023 Christmas Reading Challenge and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet. #amreading #bookstodon #books

E.W. Doc Parris
3 weeks ago

As Summer fades and Autumn moves in, you have to ask yourself if you have enough #ScienceFiction books on your TBR pile.
Tell all your friends The Dent in the Universe is on sale. Only $2.99! Less than a cup of joe.
#Bookstodon #AmReading #SecretSciFiNetwork

The Dent in the Universe,
2023's terrifying indy sci-fi bestseller is on sale for $2.99 from September 1st to September 7th.
Order yours yesterday!
5 stars "An absolute wild ride!" Allison Gunn, Author of Nowhere.