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Defy the Stars
Defy the Stars | Claudia Gray
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In her most epic and ambitious work to date, bestselling author Claudia Gray takes readers on an interstellar journey exploring what it means to be human. Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that's now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth's robotic "mech" armies for decades with no end in sight. After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel's programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis--even though her plan to win the war will kill him. Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel's devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming.
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Johanna414
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This was a quick, fun read - I actually listened to most of it and the narrators were really good. I‘ll definitely continue with the series.
I tend to go through phases with my reading and I feel like I‘m at the beginning of a distinct sci-fi trend... not a genre I‘ve ever read much of, but I‘ve really enjoyed the last few I‘ve picked up!

LibrarianRyan Yeah. I have this, but have not gotten around to reading it yet. 1mo
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thecurlybookworm
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I lost some steam on this one toward the end. I‘ve read books with a similar “what makes a person” theme (Ancillary Justice, A Closed and Common Orbit) that were better & I kept thinking about them as I read! Enjoyed my read though, especially with a friend‘s elderly pup, Ava, to keep me company. #dogsoflitsy

I‘ve impulsively decided to do #24in48 next weekend even though I‘m busy. Anyone else?

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thecurlybookworm
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Getting Battlestar Galactica vibes from this one—which is making me want to rewatch the series! I‘ve only seen it all the way through once, & it took me about two years.

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thecurlybookworm
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Some of my July TBR! I pulled a handful of books that have been floating around my shelves for a while. Mostly ARCs and all on the shorter side. Also have Strange the Dreamer going on audio and a book I started in February (!!!) that needs reading. Fingers crossed for a good reading month :) All of these will count for #theunreadshelfproject2019

brit91 Beautiful picture!😍📚📚📚 3mo
thecurlybookworm @brit91 Thank you! ^_^ 3mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Wow. This was a fantastic read. I don‘t have the right words, but man, so so good. Set far in the future (2527, I think?) where earth is no longer a nice planet to live on, and there are 4 other inhabitable planets connected by gates in space... a story about a human solider and a Mech- sophisticated one of a kind robot- I didn‘t want to put it down. Great characters, fast paced, romance, mystery. Loved it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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LaraReads
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Starting this one now. Another #blameitonlitsy choice, brought to me by @sprainedbrain this time. I‘m very susceptible recently it seems. 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ Enjoying just a couple more days before heading back to work. Sitting out back watching the storm clouds roll in now. Man I love the smell of rain! #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle

sprainedbrain I hope you like it! My hold just came in on book 2. 🎉 5mo
KCCOkatey Is that a Wandering Jew?! 5mo
LaraReads @sprainedbrain Awesome! Let me know how you like it! I‘m really liking book 1 so far! 5mo
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LaraReads @KCCOkatey Yes! I think it‘s the same thing? I know it as a Purple Heart. 💜 5mo
KCCOkatey @LaraReads yes they‘re also Purple Hearts! Also, I got you in the Litsy Swap so I‘ve been creeping on your page a lot 😂😍 5mo
LaraReads @KCCOkatey Awesome! 💕 Creep away! 🤣 5mo
Cinfhen Stunning photo 💜💜💜 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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This one exceeded my expectations.😃

A YA sci-fi space opera that isn‘t annoying at all. Come for the characters, the writing, and the action. Stay for the stark view of future humans desperately colonizing and destroying other worlds after wrecking Earth and the philosophical questions about artificial intelligence. Entertaining and smart.

Definitely sets up for the sequel, but I‘m down for that.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dragon Sounds interesting, stacking! 5mo
QuintusMarcus I love her Star Wars novels! 5mo
Chrissyreadit @hermyknee have you read this or her other books? 4mo
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LSTabak
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What I truly loved about this book was the author‘s ability to make you question what truly makes us human. Noemi is a loner not fitting in any world because she can‘t open up while Abel is the only one of his kind so is alone in his own way. But they find out what makes each other human because of what they see in each other. Whoever said ‘love isn‘t enough‘ is way too sour for me!

julesG Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
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thegreentealibrarian
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This was a lot of fun and emotional... want to continue with the next one soon! 😁

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thegreentealibrarian
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January TBR! Lots of sci-fi for Tome Infinity and Beyond round 2.

BookHoarder32 Love the Defy the Stars series! 9mo
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jadair19
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Good YA sci-fi. It was very entertaining and I really enjoyed the characters, especially Abel. I‘d definitely recommend.

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MirrorMask
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1. Volunteering and hanging out with friends.
2. EST
3. Tagged
4. Yes
5. Will do! ✋#Littens

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

CouronneDhiver 🖐🏽 11mo
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MirrorMask
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1. Went to see A Star is Born with a friend and we both left the theatre in tears. It was beautiful.
2. Eating
3. Tagged
4. Ice cream and ice cream cake
5. Bread

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

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awishman
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Really enjoyed this. It's first of a trilogy, and my only complaint is that it felt a little too long. I enjoyed the examination of the ethical issues that the book brought to life, packed into some YA Sci-fi goodness.

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Hauntedbybooks
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What‘s your favorite book that takes place in space?

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youngreadrshelf
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#roadtrip2018. Will start this as soon as the teen wakes up.

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MommyOfTwo
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I wish it was warm enough to go in the pool today but it‘s rather chilly. #BookAndBeachTowel #ReadingResolutions

Slajaunie Come to my house. You will break a sweat opening the door. 1y
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MommyOfTwo
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43 pages left in The Shining then on to the next. Has anyone read Defy the Stars?

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MommyOfTwo
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Top three books need to be finished. Bottom three plus The Shining are #MayTBR #ReadingResolutions

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Elisa
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Because of the sequel being released, Defy The Stars is $1.99 right now on Kindle!!! #kindledeals

Dragon It‘s $2.99 on iTunes so downloaded. Thanks 👍😀🐉 1y
Elisa @Dragon as audiobook? 1y
Dragon Oops I meant iBooks, ebook. 😀🐉 1y
Elisa @Dragon ah I was thinking wow, that‘s an amazing deal!! I hope you like it. It started out a bit slow for me but then I really liked this book. 1y
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GripLitGrl
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vkois88 This sounds interesting, I will have to check it out! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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There will never be a #laststarfighter as long as someone still writes space operas. I own a few too many. #april80smovies.

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ofclumsywords
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Impromptu library visit means five more books added to my never ending TBR. 😅🤣 #libraryhaul

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LibrarianRyan
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Yeah, I like space books. #similarbooks. #readingresolutions

bibliophiliac Beautiful display! 1y
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LibrarianRyan
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#🔭 makes me think space. There are what looks to be a few good space books coming out this year including the sequel to this beauty. However, I hate the cover of the sequel. The sequel cover to empresses is pretty good but not as amazing as the original. #emojimadness

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RealBooks4ever
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Aww, what a sweet story! Sets up for the story in Vol 2! 💟

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eeqazz
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Just finished this book today. It was brilliant. Absolutely so.
Our two protagonists are well written and each character had their own chapters from their perspective which was really lovely insight to the feelings of each of them. A truly enjoyable adventure story. Can't wait to read the sequel!

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hes7
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While certainly more dangerous, Abel's #Quality of life improves when Noemi stumbles across his lonely ship, drags him into quite an adventure, and gives him new purpose. #QuotsyNov17

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Robothugs
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I know this wasn‘t a favorite of many but I enjoyed it. I think it fits the lyrics for today‘s prompt pretty well! Naomi, a human, is trying to save her planet, Genesis. Abel, a machine with advanced intelligence who has begun to evolve, was abandoned in space and wants to go home to protect his creator. They are sworn enemies, forced to work together to survive. #Overpowered #TuneIntoNovember

rubyslippersreads I liked it too. 2y
AmandaL I also liked it. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have a few more birthdays and I don‘t have your emails 🙃 @hermyknee 5-13, @CareBear 12-4, @JulAnna 11-8, @ms_t 10-21, @Centique 5-19, @Bostonmomx2 9-20, @vicgreentoriafield 9-7 and @rubyslippersreads 2-9. Thanks for helping us with our lack of computer skills!!! @Cinfhen 🤣😝 2y
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Robothugs My email is ilostmymustard@gmail.com 😊 do you mind sending them there? @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 2y
JulAnna My email is jul.anna8@gmail.com 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ms_T oh my!!! I‘m sorry!!!! I will correct it now! 2y
Bostonmomx2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks lhmosca @ Gmail.com 2y
rubyslippersreads @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine is rubyslippersreads@yahoo.com 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Robothugs I sent them! Let me know if you didn‘t get them 2y
Robothugs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got them! I will add them tomorrow! 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Robothugs 👍🏻😘 @aschermetz January 9th!! 2y
CareBear Mine‘s cbear124@gmail.com 2y
aschermetz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Robothugs my email is aschermetz@gmail.com!🙌😘 2y
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mdemanatee
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I guess I gravitate toward space audiobooks (even though I have an ebook of this somewhere).

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LibrarianJen
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Thanks so much @BooksTeasAndBookishThings 😘 for the copy of defy the stars and all the tea! The tea on the left I can drink now. The small pile on the right I get to look forward to after #Whole30 . Mmmm chocolate!

ephemeralwaltz Tazo tea looks so good!😍 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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#bookmail and #teamail!!!! Thank you, thank you @BooksTeasAndBookishThings

This sounds like a fun read, and the teas and cocoa were a delightful surprise! I'm especially excited to try the cocoa mint mate!!!

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Yay!!! So glad it made it!!! And much faster than I expected ❤️ 2y
litmuggle I'm having trouble coming up with match for your boys and the yule swap I didn't have many willing to ship international. My 7 year old loves everything they like and would love to make them a box if that is ok with you. They do not have to do one in return I understand how expensive it is for you to ship to the U.S. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @litmuggle are you sure that would be okay? I know they would love to get a box! 2y
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litmuggle Oh yes my daughter has something specific she is already wanting to send to them we do not mind at all. She has had so much fun helping me. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @litmuggle Can you send me your address and your daughter's info? I may not be able to do a full package, but I'd like to still send her a book. I think it's so sweet that she's excited to put together a package for my boys, and sending a small parcel with a book and a small gift across the border is fairly affordable. 2y
TheKidUpstairs @BooksTeasAndBookishThings that cocoa mint mate might have just changed my life! It was soooooo good! 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Haha it is so delicious ❤️☕️ so glad you liked it 😘 2y
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sprainedbrain
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#bookmail 🎉

It made it here, Caledonia, and it wasn‘t even searched. 😂

Thank you so much, and thanks for all the extras. ❤️❤️❤️

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Yay!!! So glad ❤️ my conscience has been eating at me, I didn‘t know you weren‘t allowed to have ANY thing else in there, but I am happy it made it! Next time I will pay extra to make up for this one lol 2y
sprainedbrain @BooksTeasAndBookishThings oh my gosh... I can‘t say as I would be so conscientious. 😂 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I guess it is because that is the first time I ever sent media mail, and I sent THREE and then there was a chance y‘all would have to pay the difference. 2y
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sprainedbrain @BooksTeasAndBookishThings I wouldn‘t have minded even a little bit! You are so generous. ❤️ 2y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I am so happy I could do it for y‘all! ❤️😘 2y
GA_Bookworm07 Wow at all the tea 2y
Coco Land o lake cocoa mix is the best cocoa mix imo! Best made with milk and served with a good 📖 book! 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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This book surprised me in a great way. Yes, there were cool space battles like I was expecting. But there were also deep thoughts about robots and what separates them from man.

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GerardtheBookworm
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Twilight with vampires. Twilight with angels. Now Twilight with android alien threats. Basically a YA sci-fi story where the remaining human population is battling humanoid, robot threats called Mechs in space. Main character is a female soldier who falls in love with an enemy vacuum cleaner and together the have to battle the Big Bad. Sorry, story was dull and not engaging enough for me to finish. Skip it.

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libellule.reader
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Spanish edition #yabooks

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LouLouLane
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Have I told you how much I love audiobooks? I know there are others out there like me that LOVE to read but have a hard time sitting still and focusing. The access to audiobooks from my library and audible have helped me so much in getting back into being an everyday reader! Just started Defy the Stars. I've been reading #Saga this week and it looks like this will be just as fun!

EllieDottie I completely agree with you about audiobooks!! 2y
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Foreversweetserendipity
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4 ⭐️ This book definitely took awhile for me to fall into, but once I did I really enjoyed it. I'm definitely looking forward to finding out what happens next! Abel from Earth and Noemi from Genesis are unlikely to be friends let alone embark on a journey and yet they do. Artificial Intelligence and a human in space together. Such an unlikely combo, but very well done ✅ 🙌🏼👌🏼

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TheBookDream
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Finally finished! It took me a while to get into it, but once it got rolling I was hooked. There is a sequel coming out!

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TheBookDream
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Sitting on my porch reading, still freaking out over news of the #13thdoctor 🙌🙌 #doctorwho

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TheBookDream
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More pre-work reading on this rainy morning.

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Marissa_Writes
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“Ester would tell her to dance faster, leap higher, to laugh out loud with all the breath in lungs. That‘s what the dead would tell the living, if they
could—to grab hold of joy whenever it comes.”
~Claudia Gray, Defy the Stars
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Velladear
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I won a copy of Claudia Gray's Defy The Stars on Instagram! I never win anything 🙈🤗
#defythestars #claudiagray #shelfie

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AmandaL
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This was a good sci-fi about artificial intelligence, faith versus science, the good of the individual versus the good of the group, and what makes a person. But, it could have been great. I just found the AI to be too simple, and the romance (and I love romance) too convenient. It works, but I wish it went deeper. #ya #pugsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

TheBookDream 👍👍🐶 2y
LaraReads That sweet face! And 👅! Lol. 😂 2y
shanebeth I want to squish your doggie! 💕 2y
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TheBookDream @shanebeth I'm glad I'm not the only one who has that reaction 😂😍Cute! 2y
AmandaL @TheBookDream @LaraReads @shanebeth Thanks! He is pretty squishy! 😂💕🐶 2y
TheBookDream @AmandaL funny story. The convention I've been spamming pictures from had Claudia Gray! Turns out she's a big fan of pugs so I showed her the pictures we took. She really liked your pug 🙂 2y
AmandaL @TheBookDream That's awesome! 😄 2y
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TheBookDream
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Tea and books 📚 ☕️ #readthroughthe4th

TheBookDream @Megara That Star Trek book is my "blue book" and the Defy the Stars will be my YA 2y
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TheBookDream
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Ozzy reluctantly posing with my book AGAIN. That is a face that says "There better be some crispy noodles in this for me." #readthroughthe4th #pugsoflitsy #myfeedispugspam

PacingTheCage I. Love. Pugs! 2y
TheBookDream @dltpacngthecage Me too! There are many cute ones here on Litsy 😍 2y
TheBookDream @dltpacngthecage I tagged a couple of your pugs. I get a little overexcited by pictures of pugs and books. So cute! 🙄😳🐶📚 2y
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AmandaL I'm reading this now! 2y
AmandaL I'll have to try and pose my pug with it too! 😄 2y
TheBookDream @AmandaL That would make Ozzy the world's most reluctant trend setter 😂 I will look for it! 2y
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mylifeinbooks23
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It's so cold here today ❄ I'm still reading Defy the Stars.

What's everyone currently reading?? 📖

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