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Dreadnought
Dreadnought | April Daniels
In the vein of Perry Moore s Hero, Dreadnought is an action-packed Young Adult debut novel of a trans superhero who must face off against a cyborg villain."
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kgriffith
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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It‘s so interesting to me that certain tropes already date even LGBTQ+ books written by queer and trans people. I wonder if Daniels would have gone easier on the trauma details if she were writing this today. #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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Meaw_catlady
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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My display for women‘s history month! Be Your Own Hero book bundles ! All the bundles are full of comic books featuring female superheroes ! I also included little craft kits in each bundle with 3 D printed pins! She-ra‘s emblem and wonder woman‘s sword ! Hope these check out fast and get girls interested in comic books!

MeganAnn ❤️ Love this so much! 👏🏻🎉👊🏻🦸‍♀️ 9mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! You outdid yourself! 😍🙌🏻🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
DaveGreen7777 I love it! 🤩🤩🤩 9mo
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Branwen This is so fantastic! Wonderful job! 🤗💕👏 9mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 9mo
Meaw_catlady @MeganAnn thank you it was fun to put together ! ❤️ 9mo
Meaw_catlady @UwannaPublishme thank you! It was a lot of work but so worth it ! 🥰 9mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 thanks friend !! I knew you would appreciate this!! 🥰🥰🥰 9mo
Meaw_catlady @Branwen thanks friend !!! 🙏😘❤️🥰 I was proud 🥲 9mo
Meaw_catlady @Megabooks thanks !! 💕💕💕 9mo
Chrissyreadit Ohhh! My daughter loves She Ra! She made me watch it with her- are there She Ra comics too? 9mo
Meaw_catlady @Chrissyreadit only books and tv show so far! Hoping for a comic soon! 9mo
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cozypunk
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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#free #audiobook #lgbtq No wonder I couldn't find this on audiobook - it's an Audible exclusive. Luckily, Audible-non-users can enjoy it no strings attached. Don't expect bells or whistles, though - no bookmarks or downloading via https://stories.audible.com/pdp/B072C3MZ8V?ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_pdp_pc_cntr-2-7

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cozypunk
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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This #YA novel had many of the things I love in comics: quick pacing, plenty of action, different flavors of villians, personal moral struggles, high stakes, and a slew of interesting supporting characters. This origin story is different because Danny's (the teen main character) family dynamic affects her superhero-ness just as much as her brand-new super powers. I'll be reading the 2nd right away in '21! #dw2020reads #lgbtq+

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NotCool
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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This is a fun story. It was so fun I was a little blind sided by some of the darker moments and violence. I wish that Danny had more support among her friends and family, but I imagine that her lack of support was probably one of the least fantastical parts. I guess it needs to be said, just in case: trans women are women.

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ozma.of.oz
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Given that She-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is doubling and tripling down on her bigoted and transphobic statements, I thought I‘d share some trans centered books.

Read books with trans characters. Read books by trans authors.

#pridemonth #pride #bookflag #trans

ChasingOm This is a lovely graphic and a lovely idea! 1y
Chrissyreadit I just ordered Sissy on audio based on glowing reviews here on Litsy! 1y
ozma.of.oz @ChasingOm Thank you so much! @Chrissyreadit I hope you enjoy it! 😁 1y
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Trashcanman As a father of a trans son, I thank you 🤗 1y
Chrissyreadit @Trashcanman 💗💙💗💙💗💙 1y
ozma.of.oz @Trashcanman thank you! 💙💕🤍 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I am really enjoying the layout AND the content on this post. 💖 1y
cozypunk Beautiful image! Thank you for the inspiration. 12mo
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tysephine
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Book 2 completed for #24in48! #24in48readathon @24in48

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tysephine
Dreadnought | April Daniels

Gooooooood morning! I fell asleep 18% into this book, with almost 3 hours under my belt. I'm ready to caffeinate and read some more! #24in48 #24in48readathon @24in48

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KatieBailey
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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The superhero headquarters and exploration of new powers was really gratifying. There were enough twists to keep it curious, and I did break down a little bit when Danny was explaining to her mother how living as a boy would have eventually killed her. Also like that one of the villains is a TERF.

xxjenadanxx Welcome to Litsy! 3y
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 📖💖 3y
AnneFindsJoy Welcome to Litsy 📚😀🍀🙌 3y
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VeeNasty116
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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The amount of times that Danny has had to say “I‘ve never been a boy” is breaking my heart. This book is great though.

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KimmyM
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Spent last night reading some more of my book, with the Netflix fireplace on in the background. Now that my 2 days full of appointments are done, I'm ready to enjoy my Christmas vacation!
#currentlyreading

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KimmyM
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Finally on vacation! Although I've filled my first few days off with appointments, I plan to try and read at least 5 books before going back to work in the new year.
DREADNOUGHT has been on my TBR for some time, and I started it last night and am already loving it.
#ya #vacationlife #vacationreading

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IndoorDame
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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A good friend recommended this and I found myself intrigued. Since then, this has been sitting on my TBR shelf for many months and I‘m beyond glad I finally picked it up because once I did I was UNABLE to put it down. It‘s a quirky mix of trans identity, coming of age, superhero adventure, and alternate history. What I loved most was the absolute joy this managed to capture at times when the plot could have easily lent itself to anger or despair.

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kgriffith
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I really need to work on eating something before 3:30 on Tuesdays... #studentlife #commuterproblems #notanearlybird

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kgriffith
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Sometimes the world is fucking awful and people are monsters and you need to go to your favorite bookstore and impulse buy a bunch of awesome shit.

saresmoore Excellent therapy. 3y
SkeletonKey Loved this book, I hope you enjoy it 💜 3y
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SkeletonKey
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Phew, this book was a lot of fun. And the superhero world was a prefect backdrop to discuss trans issues. Danny receives super powers, and with it, the body she‘s always wanted. I loved the transpride through hardship and am excited to read the second one.

But now, it‘s time to sculpt some miniature skulls with clay.

#lgbtq #lgbtqia #transbooks #queerbooks #trans

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SkeletonKey
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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A photo summing up my plans for the weekend. Finish three skulls. Finish at least two books.

I‘m starting Dreadnought now, been holding on to it for a while but looking forward to it for sure.

#art #lgbtq #queerbooks #transbooks

Alicia Those skulls are amazing!!! 3y
SkeletonKey @Alicia - Thanks! 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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So wonderful! What a great concept thoughtfully executed, and to great entertainment value! Danny is a closeted trans girl when the superhero Dreadnought dies in front of her, passing on his powers. Her body is instantly brought to its ideal form: not only does she now have superpowers, her body matches her gender. What follows is action-packed supervillain fighting but also tough & real stuff about a teen facing transphobia. Highly recommended!

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Also, I LOVED Danny's superhero mentor Doc Impossible, who I will be proposing to shortly. #QueerYA #TransBooks #QueerBooks 3y
SkeletonKey I have this one at home right now! 3y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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This is so great so far! I think it's such a cool premise: teenage trans girl in the closet unwillingly takes on the mantle of a superhero and her new superhero body also matches her gender. I also loved how instead of turning her body into a cis girl's, Daniels insists on the validity of trans girlhood and gives her a trans girl's body. Also: if she will have me, I think Doc Impossible is my future wife. #TransBooks #QueerBooks

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InLibrisVeritas
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I grabbed this one and it's audio for only $1.99 each. It's been on my wishlist for a little bit now

2BR02B Thanks! This was on my wishlist as well. 3y
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ozma.of.oz
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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With the near constant overtime at long, LONG last under control, I can finally use my weekend for it's intended purpose.

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brownekr
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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With all the talk of being invisible, mythmaking, secrets, hidden truths, "I don't believe people ever change, but I've changed", etc., this is a more effective reading/listening combo than I expected.

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AlobelThee
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Great idea 📚 by @ScorpioBookDreams

D - Dreadnaught - April Daniels
A - After Alice - Gregory Maguire
N - Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
I - If I Was Your Girl - Meredith Russo

A short form of my full name, more preferred as androgynous. 🖖😊 #booknames

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Mindelan
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Dr Impossible is alternate universe Jillian Holtzmann, and nothing anyone says will convince me otherwise. ❤️

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Sue
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Danny goes through a butt tonne of #changes in this book - not the least being an instant change to her ideal female body. This is a mixed blessing as Danny is trans, but she was also in the closet until being unceremoniously outed by the surprise inheritance of superpowers.

I freaking adore this book.

#septembowie

Cinfhen Cool 😎 is it very YA?!? (edited) 4y
Sue @Cinfhen It is very YA, but Danny's journey is very different to your usual YA protagonist. 4y
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Sue
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I never considered myself partial to stories about super #heroes but I'm starting to get a collection.

#septembowie

4thhouseontheleft That's a great collection! 4y
Marchpane Those look like my kind of superheroes 👍 4y
moranadatter I enjoyed this one: 4y
Cinfhen Looks like it's becoming a whole new genre! 4y
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charminggoats
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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My next book adventure!

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MayginReads
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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4⭐ April Daniels‘s debut novel transports the reader into the life of a transgender teenager with incredible depth and humanity. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a transgender teen, you need to read this book.

Full review at https://diversifyingperspective.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/dreadnought-nemisis-1-r...

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xicanti
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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These violently orange boys' shoes made me think of the scene in DREADNOUGHT where Danny's relieved she can finally shop from the sedate girls' selection. I always had the opposite problem--I wanted the most garish shoes imaginable, but everything was grey or pink.

Now I make my own shoe purchases, I don't give a fig what gender my shoes are marketed to, and I have feet small enough to fit little boys' runners. So here we are.

xicanti Also? Small boys' athletic shoes are SUCH a good deal at thrift stores, if you've got the feet for them and you share my love of gaudy things. They're way cheaper than adult shoes and they're often barely worn because the original owner grew out of them before he did any serious damage. (edited) 4y
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Liberty
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Got my TBR stack ready for this weekend's #24in48 #readathon! I like to read slim books during readathons. Tiny books make me feel like I'm accomplishing more reading, and gives me lots of opportunities to take breaks. Plus, I will be away for part of the readathon, so small books are easier to shovel into my brain. ❤️📚😊

HardcoverHearts That's my strategy, too!! 4y
KCorter I do the same thing during readathons. 😊 p.s. One Hundred Nights of Hero was wonderful! 4y
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heikemarie I read the sample of River of Teeth on my kindle - it seems so fun!! 4y
BookFreakOut I have Anya's Ghost in my stack too! 4y
Shaunesay I'm wearing down, I am busy both days this weekend, but I may not be able to stand sitting it out! 4y
UwannaPublishme Very strategic! 😊👌🏻 4y
littledid.she.know That's a great idea! I should go through my TBR stack and pull out the thinnest ones to focus on this weekend. My husband and I are also moving on Saturday, which will mean lots of back-and-forths of that 20-minute drive, so I've got an arsenal of audiobooks ready too. 4y
TheBooktrovert I hope you fall madly in love with Paper Girls like I did! 4y
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xicanti
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I adored this. Most of the buzz I've seen focuses on the stellar trans rep, but the book is also deeply concerned with how superhero tropes WORK and what it means to take up a heroic mantle. It's a must-read for anyone who's interested in the mechanics of these types of stories.

On top of the meta stuff, Danny is a fabulous person and a fabulous hero. I can't wait for the next part of her story. #queerbooks

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xicanti
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I stayed up late reading DREADNOUGHT, and when I finally fell asleep I dreamed I attended a high school that offered courses on comics tropes (and musical dining).

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xicanti
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Saturday afternoon outdoor reading.

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Sue
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Danny should be everyone's hero - she thinks she has problems until she inherits superpowers by accident and is outed as a trans lesbian to everyone. Not only does Danny have to deal with a new body and people acting like dicks, but she has to figure out how to use her new superpowers as well.

This is such a great book ❤️💛💚💙💜
#myhero
#90sinjuly

Cinfhen Poor Danny! Sounds like she's got a lot going on!!! 😉 4y
Robothugs Sounds good! 4y
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MayginReads
Dreadnought | April Daniels

"They wouldn't - I mean - they've got to have their reasons, don't they? Maybe it'd cause too much chaos or something. They need to keep the peace, right?" Even to myself, that sounds lame.

"Ain't no peace without justice, hun," says Calamity.

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CaseyCassidy
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Pretty much read this on a train yesterday! Loved it, loved it, loved it. Trans gay superhero. Here for it SO MUCH. Definitely check this one out ❤️

#justfinished #recommended #recs

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aLmYbNeNr
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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What's your current read?

Dreadnought is on my TBR. I'm still working through Star-Crossed. By that, I mean even though it's been listed as my current read all week, I actually haven't started it.

Instead, I read the first four Lola Levine books since I had started with the fifth. I also read about half of Giant Days, Volume 3. I need to return books to the library so I'm going with some guaranteed quick reads.

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nebrinkley
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Today's #PrideRec prompt is "trans character," and I wanted to highlight a book that's been on my to-read list a while: April Daniels' DREADNOUGHT. This superhero novel looks completely fun and inclusive, and the main character is a trans girl who inherits her superpowers after a collision with the previous superhero. I've been in a fiction reading slump for months, but I'm hoping to get to this soon. Have you read it?

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mischa
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I thoroughly enjoyed this but I would have liked more development of the secondary characters. Loved loved loved Danny, Magma, and Doc Impossible.

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AlobelThee
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I fully enjoyed Dreadnought, looking forward to staying tuned for Nemesis. Daniel's sudden circumstances, taking on new incredible powers, sets a really unique perspective on transgender stories. Near invincibility has its advantages, still facing heavy reactions and gambles for trust. The action does see some brutal battles, with brilliant sci-fi technologies. A very super cool read! #queerbooks #transbooks 💟

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Broke_Girl_Reads
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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What. A. Ride. April Daniels balances an action-packed story with deeper, sometimes painful conversations without ever talking down to the teen audience. Danny was a fighter before her transition, and watching her start to come into her own as a young woman and a superhero is just as engrossing as this crazy fun plot. I can't wait for the sequel!
#transbooks #queerbooks

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This book is a super hero story about acceptance. More then being about bad guy fighting or powers, it is about being yourself and what it's like for the people around you not to be ok with that, how that feels, and what happens next. A strong book for trans teens.

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Broke_Girl_Reads
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I've been reading a lot of feminist YA lately, and I think this one does the best job of incorporating feminist concepts in an organic way. It never feels preachy, so The Kids can start interacting with these ideas within the context of Danny's story. You know, once I return this to the library so the kids can actually read it lol #currentlyreading #transbooks #queerbooks

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stargazerblue49
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Hate having to read this on my phone, but damn, is it holding my attention! I am seriously loving reading this ❤️🍑💛💚💙💜💕

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AlobelThee
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I managed to renew Dreadnought, before I worried about rushing on through to the end. I also got a little something to help. 😊💫

Texreader Love the bookmark! 5y
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AlobelThee
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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I'm half-through Dreadnought, while setting time to assure I'm all read by next week. It's action-packed, as well as emotion-charged. Something new in the superhero perspective is near invincibility, at the teenage life where family and friends sure have an impact of reactions; constant clashes on all sides. I'm looking forward to more thoughts and #transbooks insights by the end. 🌎💫

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AlobelThee
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Some mini-eggs from my sister ☺️ our favourite chocolate of all. Happy Easter! 🐣

Texreader Happy Easter! 🐣🐇🐰 5y
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AlobelThee
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#prisma It'd be really cool to be able to do this without shame, without hopping on a train to ride halfway across the city first. Finally, I get to the front of the line and drop the nail polish on the counter. The cashier rings me up with a smile that makes me curdle inside .. I wonder if she knows .. #queerbooks #transbooks

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AlobelThee
Dreadnought | April Daniels
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Love .. For the girls still in hiding. 💟🦋

Yamich49 💗💗 5y
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