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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance | Ruth Emmie Lang
Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us how to find magic in the ordinary in her magical realism debut Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance.
Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasnt like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.
As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places, jeopardizing not only his own life, but the life of Mary, the woman he loves.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Greys life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesnt stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell: great storms that evaporate into thin air; fireflies that make phosphorescent honey; a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.
There is one story, however, that Weylyn wishes he could change: his own. But first he has to muster enough courage to knock on Marys front door.
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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Its time for another Top Ten Tuesday and today Haley shares ten of her favorite underhyped @bookofthemonth picks.

Check out her choices and conment with your own picks!

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2019/12/10/top-ten-tuesday-underhyped-book-of-the-m...

#toptentuesday #bookblogger #bookblog #bookbloggerhub

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rethier1
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Pickpick

What a wonderful story! It was beautifully written absolutely captivating from the start. This book tells the life story of a unique, special individual from the perspective of others who he encounters throughout his life. It is part fairytale, part love story, part adventure. This one is in my top 5 favorite books I‘ve read all year. 📸US Botanic Garden, Nov 2019 #recommendsday #nature #magical #wolf #botm #ruthemmielong #nonlinearnarrative

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rethier1
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Finally getting into this one! Can‘t wait 🤓 #nextvictim

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Butterflyamore
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In the beginning of 2019, I decided to do a 52 week (52 prompts) reading challenge. This was one of the decisions I‘ve regretted the most in life. 😂 Despite my regret, I did learn several things about books outside of my comfort zone and my reading preferences. You can see my BookTube video about this here: https://youtu.be/JsLeXmgwut4

#readingchallenge #readwhatyoulove #moodreader #readinghabits #booktube

Freespirit I'm always reluctant to lock myself in to my future reading. I like to be spontaneous with it! 3w
RachelO Sounds like you got loads out of it, despite regretting it! I‘m deliberately trying to step away from (most) challenges next year, because I do get stressed by them and find myself wanting to read anything but. But I really have enjoyed reading outside my comfort zone as well. 52 prompts though 😬- that‘s Way Too Much! 3w
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Butterflyamore @RachelO If I‘m ever bold (or foolish) enough to do another challenge, it will definitely be one with significantly fewer prompts! But I‘m with you on staying away from challenges next year. I just want a year devoted simply to the joy of reading! 3w
Butterflyamore @Freespirit Very wise! Our hobby should make us happy - not feel like a chore! 3w
EadieB @Butterflyamore I find challenges hard too as I am a mood reader! 2w
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Butterflyamore
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I recently posted a BookTube video about my favorite book characters, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/uDMp6eaiiGg

I‘d love to hear from you about you favorite book characters. Who do you especially love and why?

JenReadsAlot Great books! 1mo
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thebluestocking
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I quite enjoyed this off beat tale of magical realism. The writing is lovely, as are the characters. And I liked the framing and format. A lovely reading experience and excellent #botm pick.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this one!!! ✨🌟 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I will always use this book every chance I get!! I love it so much!!

“I wasn't doing magic, but I was in it, surrounded on all sides by incredible, beautiful things. It made me feel like a wizard even though I wasn't one, even though I never could be one.” ✨🌟💫

#Imagination
#LetsTravelAugust

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚💫 4mo
Mdargusch Great photo! 🖤 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mdargusch thank you!! I recycle it frequently 😊😊😊 4mo
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Shadowfat
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This turned out to be better than I thought! I enjoy the different narratives and how so many people are connected to Weylyn. I'll be mailing this back to you today @kellyann28 . @Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers #lmpbc

kellyann28 Yay! I'm glad you liked it ☺ Can't wait to see what everyone wrote 4mo
Johanna414 Kitty feet! 😍😍😍 4mo
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Rissa1
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Pickpick

I really liked this book. I still have questions, but they are not hindering my like of this book. The visual the end creates may be one of my favorite parts, it was stunningly clear.

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Rissa1
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I am so glad that I took this challenge.Thanks @wanderinglynn and all others who made this possible.
Week 6
4 days of yoga/ waking
I am sad I didn't finish strong, but life gets in the way, sometimes.
I finished my book goal early, but that is ok. I didn't want to push my reading, I wanted to push myself to move.
Thank you Litsy for helping me be motivated to change.
#BFCr2 #weeklycheckin6

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 And maybe you didn't finish as strong as you wanted, but you did finish - so celebrate what you accomplished! You did more than you would have if you'd never started. Think about that. 😉 And then give yourself a pat on the back for all you did these last 6 weeks! 4mo
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Rissa1
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A little over 100 pages left. l want to keep going but my headache is telling to go to bed.

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Rissa1
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I cannot force myself inside on such a beautiful day. There is work to be done, but I know in a few short months we will be back to cold

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Rissa1
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Reading with Alabama, while the kids are absorbed into a show about sharks. #Alabamaslife #lovingthislife

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Rissa1
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My happy place!

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nomadreader
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Lunch out with my favorite kid before his kindergarten roundup!

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JPeterson
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Book haul while waiting to hear Oyinkan Braithwaite speak (author of My Sister, The Serial Killer).

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Don‘t leave anything you can't come back to.”

Weylen was orphaned and raised in the #forest by wolves. It‘s such a magical and enchanting book!! 💫

This is one of my favorite books!! I wish everyone would read it!! 🌟✨

Librarybelle This is such a good book! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Librarybelle I can‘t wait for her to write another book!! @ruthemmielang 🌟 5mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌳 5mo
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nomadreader
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I feel oddly guilty reading a #BOTM book at the library while #HawthorneBlake plays

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nomadreader
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sammisho
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Pickpick

I wish I could remember which Litten gifted me this book in a swap so I can thank them! This book was lovely, beautiful, otherwordly.
#pop19

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sammisho
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A new book and a new mug for this solo brunch.

JackOBotts Love the mug! 5mo
kellyann28 Loved this book! Looks like a good breakfast! 5mo
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thebluestocking
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I was having a hard time choosing my #botm this month, so I went with this reader fav I‘ve been wanting to read for a long time. And I caught the elusive confetti!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are going to LOVE this one!!! @ruthemmielang 💗✨ 5mo
mellissimo This one was amazing! 5mo
swishandflick I loved this book so much! 5mo
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TheBookKeepers excellent choice! Fantastic read
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Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds like a great read! Stacked! 5mo
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TheBookKeepers
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Pickpick

Fantastic pick!! Loved this one a lot! @Shadowfat it is headed your way!
#lmpbc
@kellyann28 @Johanna414

Johanna414 I loved this one so much! 6mo
kellyann28 Yay! Such a unique story :) 6mo
PSreads73 Yes. Easily one of my favorites. 6mo
Shadowfat Yay! 6mo
TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat Did you receive? It shows delivered on my tracking 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Don't cry over the same thing twice. Get it all out the first time, even if it's loud and messy. Then it's over.”

#SummertimeMagic #SongsOfSummer

I LOVE this book!! If you haven‘t read it you should!! 💫🌟✨

Libby1 Wonderful advice. 6mo
StayCurious cool picture! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Love the quote! 💙💙💙 6mo
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IamIamIam 💜💙💜💙 I loved this book!!!!! 6mo
ruthemmielang Thanks! 😄🙌🏻✨ 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ruthemmielang you‘re welcome!! I use your book for every prompt I can because I love it so much 💗🌟 6mo
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Kdgordon88
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@howjessreads 2)shelves This is one of 4 full bookcases in my home. The horizontal books are all Tbr while most of the others have been read. Next up is the tagged book. #30Junebooks

StayCurious I like the quilts 6mo
Nute I love these bookcases! I like how thick the individual shelves are. Very lovely photo. 6mo
Kdgordon88 @StayCurious Thanks! Quilting and fabric is my other love. 💕 6mo
Kdgordon88 Thank you @Nute it was a Costco find many years ago. I wish I had more. 6mo
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tessavi
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Visited the used book shop after work 😁
I also got the tagged one and The Priory of the Orange Tree as ebooks.

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theresidentromantic
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"so politely I could've punched him in the mouth". I'm crying, I'm laughing so hard. I'm not a teacher, but I definitely get that ?? #blessedaretheteachers #iwasalsothathorrid #imsorry

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theresidentromantic
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Up next in print on my for the love of God read everything on your damn shelves, child read-a-thon that'll last as long as it takes lol 😜😂

JennyM 😆😂😆 (edited) 7mo
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BilboBookends
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“It was a peaceful, unassuming life scored by birds in the morning and crickets in the evening, and because it was precious to us, we handled it with care.”

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TheBookKeepers
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Finally back home after a long weekend camping and visiting family up in the gulf coast. So thrilled to come home to book mail - including my #lmpbc book! @Johanna414 @Shadowfat @kellyann28

I didn‘t get any reading done this weekend, so gonna go do that now before GoT tonight 🐉

Johanna414 Sounds like a great weekend! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Beasts!!! 💫✨ @ruthemmielang 7mo
PSreads73 Beasts is one of my favorites that I read last year. 7mo
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AvidaLectrix

Oh, such a good, sweet romance with a dash of magic and a good bit of adventure! Highly recommended!
#readingglasses #BotM

swishandflick I loved this book too! 7mo
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AvidaLectrix
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Reading Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstances and loving every page! I love honest, naive characters, and Weyland Grey is the perfect picture of one!

Excuse the Kleenex box--allergy season has been rough 🤧🥴😷

AvidaLectrix It's getting good!!! 7mo
RaimeyGallant Good to know! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 7mo
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Johanna414
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Pickpick

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK.
Seriously though, it made made my heart so happy 😍
#lmpbc @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

kellyann28 Awww I'm glad you liked it! It's such a "feel good" read ? 7mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 I‘ve already recommended it to basically every coworker who has walked through the library today... whether they were looking for recs or not! 🤣 7mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 ??? "Please read this, it is amazing." 7mo
Johanna414 @kellyann28 Literally. 7mo
TheBookKeepers Oh!!! So excited!!! 7mo
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Butterflyamore
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4.5 stars

Beautiful, quirky, sweet, humorous, and mystically charming, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance was a refreshing change of pace for me. I‘m incredibly thankful that I went outside of my comfort zone with this one.

See my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/272077886885825?s=1282951466&v=i&...

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Johanna414
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Dropped the kids off at daycare and came straight to the coffee shop for a little personal time. I am LOVING this book - but haven‘t had a ton of time to read this month. Hoping to fly through it the next couple days. #lmpbc @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

TheBookKeepers Yay! No need to rush on my behalf, I‘m behind too 😬 lol Enjoy! 8mo
BookFreakOut This is on my shelf, good to hear you're enjoying it! 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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I was pretty certain I was falling for Weylyn Grey, but the moment I realized it for sure was not the moment he saved me from drowning... It was at a little roadside diner in South Dakota... Weylyn and I ordered two pieces of blackberry pie. “Someone worked really hard to make this,” he said. That‘s what sealed it for me, that simple appreciation for something that most of us take for granted.

(Not my photo)

Kayla.Adriena I loved that book! 8mo
Butterflyamore @Kayla.Adriena It‘s such a delightful read and a refreshing change of pace from my typical reads! 8mo
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Johanna414
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It‘s officially Spring Break! And with rain in the forecast literally all week, I‘m hoping for plenty of time to relax and read. The kids have run me ragged the last few weeks and I need some me time.

Top of my goals list is to finish these 2 book club titles - both of which I am totally loving! #lmpbc #booksnbrews

AmyG Enjoy! My daughter is a school counselor....and I just got the call with her yelling “spring break”! Good books! 8mo
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Kerrioke
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uuuugh, this books was so good! It was whimsical and touching and so sweet. I got this book forever ago from BotM because the premise sounded intriguing, but I honestly did not expect it to be as good as it was. I thought it would be diverting and keep me interested, but it did that and more! This book had so much heart and I‘m glad I finally read it ❤️ This also ticks off my Herbology OWL for the #OWLsReadathon2019 ✔️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I get so happy when I see people reading and loving this book!!!! 💛💛💛 5mo
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Kerrioke
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. The tagged book plus The Land: Founding and No Exit
2. 🤷🏾‍♀️ It‘s just so sarcastic when used in the right context and if that ain‘t me, lol.
3. 😂🎂😊

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Johanna414
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I took a much needed break from this kids this morning and started my #lmpbc book at the family cabin. The original plan was to read at the coffee shop, but it was busy and I knew literally every person there (perils of small town living...). I wasn‘t feeling social. It was a little chilly at the cabin, but soooo nice to be back up there for the first time this year!

olivia.ferz I hope you had a good time reading! 😊 8mo
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echalpan
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Pickpick

You know a book is great if you get goosebumps reading the ending on a beach in 80* weather!

swishandflick I don't know where you are but I'm jealous 😂 (I also loved this book too!) 8mo
echalpan @swishandflick - Mexico for my spring break & birthday! Close to freezing temps in ATL the night we left! 🥶 8mo
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Johanna414
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It‘s heeeeeerrree! I think I‘ll get started tomorrow! @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat #lmpbc

kellyann28 Woo hoo! Can't wait to see what you think! 9mo
TheBookKeepers 😍 📚 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This book was just #Magical to me!! I loved Mary, Weylyn and his pig Merlin 🌟💫💙 I wish this book got more love and attention!!! I‘ll definitely read it again at some point!! If you haven‘t read it yet you‘re missing out!!

#LiteraryLuck

mabell How cool to use the lights! Great photo! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mabell thank you!!! 🌟💫 9mo
vkois88 I still need to get this one! 9mo
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BooknerdsLife Beautiful photo and this book sounds magical! Putting it in my TBR 🤗💓 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife yes!! Don‘t miss it!! 9mo
BooknerdsLife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣 That‘s why our TBR goes on forever and ever!!! 🙈😂📚📚📚📚💓 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooknerdsLife to infinity!!! 💫 9mo
ruthemmielang Thanks!! 😊✨ 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ruthemmielang you‘re welcome!! Are you writing anything new? 8mo
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kellyann28
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My choice for this round of #LMPBC is headed to you as of tomorrow, @johanna414 !
@TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

Readergrrl Loved this novel! 9mo
kellyann28 @Readergrrl I definitely liked it! Had a light, airy kind of feel to it. It was easy to read through it quickly! 9mo
Johanna414 Can‘t wait to read it! I‘ve got 50 pages left in mine before I send it to @TheBookKeepers . I should have finished it tonight, but I forgot it at work 😭 9mo
kellyann28 @johanna414 Ah, you still have a bit of time! It does feel like this month has blown by fast, though 😱 9mo
TheBookKeepers I‘m way behind on mine this month 😬 but I think I‘ll get it done before next weekend lol! 9mo
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Butterflyamore
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Aside from reading, what other hobbies do you enjoy? I love writing and photography, especially book photography!

LapReader Exercise. Love it especially pole dancing, ballet, waterskiing, yin yoga and pilates. 9mo
PathfinderNicole Video games and cross stitch 9mo
Butterflyamore @LapReader That‘s cool! I bet you are in great shape! 9mo
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Butterflyamore @PathfinderNicole What are some of your favorite video games to play? 9mo
Velvetfur I pretty much just read and eat. And eat while reading! 😂 9mo
PathfinderNicole @Butterflyamore oh man so many choices! My top two favorites that I play on my Xbox are Dragon Age and Mass Effect but my favorite two for my PlayStation are Uncharted and Horizon Zero Dawn! 9mo
Butterflyamore @Velvetfur Those are definitely good hobbies! 😂 9mo
kyraleseberg I love cooking and have recently started food photography! I also started encaustic art last year. 9mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm a knitter, and I love to cook/try interesting restaurants. I used to write and am struggling to get back to it - I got that writing book as a gift from a thoughtful friend to help! 9mo
Butterflyamore @WhatWouldJaneDo It‘s a fun book. There are some great writing prompts online, too, that you could try. I hope you can find your way back! 9mo
Butterflyamore @kyraleseberg Wow! That‘s really interesting. How did you get into the encaustic art? 9mo
Paperback.Propensity I love writing, and photography too. I also knit a little, crochet, and sometimes make jewelry. 9mo
BookishRedhead I love to write but I procrastinate a lot. I also love learning languages (Korean, Japanese and Mandarin) 9mo
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tammysue
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Love! Love! Love! Not very often do I find a book where I enjoy the entire storyline, and all the characters.. and those animals.. too much fun.. Merlin the “magical” pig(icorn), who would of ever thought!!?
Is unbelievable how well it all meshed together but it did. Even if your not a fan of magical realism read it anyway! 5 ☆ #botm

Daughter‘s kitty Baxter my little shadow 24/7 🤷🏼‍♀️😂 #catsoflitsy Next up- Daisy Jones & the Six

swishandflick I loved this book too, and I'm not usually drawn to magical realism! 9mo
tammysue @swishandflick It‘s amazing isn‘t it! I‘ll be anxious to see what she releases next. The past 6 mos or so I‘ve read a handful in that genre (a first for me). Enjoyed what I did read! 9mo
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JSW
Pickpick

Utterly delightful and charming, but not in a saccharine way. Just honest and quirky and true. Such a lovely book, @ruthemmielang !! ❤️❤️❤️

ruthemmielang Thank you!!! ☺️ 8mo
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Butterflyamore
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Synopsis, you had me at “raised by wolves.” It doesn‘t really matter after that.

wordzie True❤ 9mo
hermyknee This book is sooooo good! 9mo
nu-bibliophile Love this book! 9mo
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Butterflyamore @hermyknee @nu-bibliophile I‘m so excited about its arrival and practicing self-control has been difficult. I don‘t want to abandon my current reads for it but I do want to abandon my current reads for it. 😂 9mo
SoniaC Loved this one! 9mo
theresidentromantic I'm about to read this!! @Butterflyamore same though, I'm rereading a series and I can't stop it to start this. Soon though! And the author is a litten! 9mo
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Tadams4
Pickpick

A weird and strangely compelling story with interesting characters and so much charm!

Bklover I wish @ruthemmielang would write us another book! I really enjoyed that one too!! 9mo
ruthemmielang @Bklover working on it! 😉 8mo
Bklover @ruthemmielang WooHoo!!!👍👍👍 8mo
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