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Microreview: TBR 2

Tagged by @nightmare-in-the-stacks!

To play: answer the prompts and tag your friends to do the same. Optional: use #microreview and check out @microreviews for “rules,” reviews, and more!

1. Pick a book you own but haven’t read yet: Ringworld by Larry Niven

2. How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?

Unearthed it, along with three other sci-fi classics, from a box in a garage last Thanksgiving. They were, apparently, my uncle’s, and have been kicking around my grandparents’ houses since he left for university in the ‘70s.

3. Quote the first sentence(s):

In the nighttime heart of Beirut, in one of a row of general-address transfer booths, Louis Wu flicked into reality.

4. Realistically, will you ever read it?

Probably someday. I mean, it’s Ringworld. It is Seminal™. But it’s not near the top of my TBR list either. Everything I’ve heard makes it sound like a book I’ll need to be in a particular mood for.

Tagging @thebookwormadventurer @starsandsteelandbrokenglass @megross @justlikejosephine and @brideofsevenless, this time round!

Galileo: “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”

The Catholic Church: