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Akata Warrior
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
The long-awaited sequel to the genre-breaking Akata Witch by multiple award-winner Nnedi Okorafor! The most imaginative, gripping, enchanting fantasy novels I have ever read! Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of Speak A year ago, Sunny Nwazue, an American-born girl Nigerian girl, was inducted into the secret Leopard Society. As she began to develop her magical powers, Sunny learned that she had been chosen to lead a dangerous mission to avert an apocalypse, brought about by the terrifying masquerade, Ekwensu. Now, stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny is studying with her mentor Sugar Cream and struggling to unlock the secrets in her strange Nsibidi book. Eventually, Sunny knows she must confront her destiny. With the support of her Leopard Society friends, Orlu, Chichi, and Sasha, and of her spirit face, Anyanwu, she will travel through worlds both visible and invisible to the mysteries town of Osisi, where she will fight a climactic battle to save humanity. Much-honored Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards, merges todays Nigeria with a unique world she creates. Akata Warrior blends mythology, fantasy, history and magic into a compelling tale that will keep readers spellbound.
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Brewychock48
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My local library book sale..brand new books..

DivineDiana 👍🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
Brewychock48 Our local Barnes and Noble donated the extra books to our library. They support our library ,so I do love them and I purchase from them as well as go to my library. A win/win situation😍📚🤸💟📕😊 2mo
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speljamr
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All my latest Thriftbooks packages finished arriving. I got a whole bunch during their 15% off sale.

#bookhaul

Crazeedi Nice! 2mo
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riversong153
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Delightful! I enjoyed this one just as much as Akata Which. Nnedi Okorafor is really good at creating a fantasy world linked to some beliefs.

TheKidUpstairs Thank you for the reminder that I have Akata Witch on a shelf somewhere! Totally forgot I owned that one... #bookwormproblems 3mo
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TheAlwaysReader
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This series got even better with the second book. Nnedi‘s worlds are amazing!

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SphinxFeathers
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a book to lose sleep over. Multiple nights in a row. This picture might be too far, but the clock says 1 AM. Every night I‘ve had this book it‘s read near or later to that. I love the images and ideas Okorafor winds and hope she keeps writing Sunny‘s stories.

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4thhouseontheleft
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In happier news, this is my fantastic birthday #bookhaul!! My hubby knows me so well. 📚 💜

And a huge THANK YOU for the many birthday wishes I received yesterday. I‘m sorry I haven‘t had a chance to thank each of you individually yet.

BookHoarder32 Happy birthday! 6mo
Leftcoastzen Happy Birthday 🎊🎈🎁 keeper husband!👏👏 6mo
mcipher Happy belated birthday!! 📚🎂🍾 6mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Happy belated birthday!! ♥️♥️ 6mo
Tamra Happy Book Day! 6mo
tammysue Happy Belated Birthday!! ❤️🎉 6mo
Weaponxgirl Happy belated birthday 🎂 6mo
Kalalalatja Happy belated birthday 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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riversong153
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Soo this the best swap I‘ve participated in!! @LeshaMac you have outdone yourself!! 😆😆. I seriously LOVE everything. I‘ve been wanting to read these books for a while! Journal, Books, a magnet, the Fanciest of Hot Chocolates, tea and 🍪 I‘ve been spoiled. @Chelleo thank you for organizing the swap! #BHMSwap #BlitsyHistoryMonth #BHM 🥰🤩🤓😊

Chelleo I had the pleasure of shopping with @LeshaMac for you (she gets all the credit for picking out such great items though...I was just the chauffeur 🤣). Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 6mo
LeshaMac @riversong153 Yaayyyyeeee!!!! I'm so glad you like your swap, I get so nervous. @Chelleo you're the best shopping buddy lol. You just made my day and I can't wait to get home to open mines💖 6mo
LeshaMac @riversong153 did you see how bad my wrapping was on that darn cup?😂😂🤦🏾‍♀️ 6mo
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riversong153 @LeshaMac girl please, I wouldn‘t know how to wrap a cup if it‘s not in a box lol. I‘m good and wrapping boxes and books and thats it!! 6mo
riversong153 @LeshaMac I hope I‘ve eased your nerves. I‘m wearing the shirt to work tomorrow! It is REALLY a great selection! I sincerely love it!💜 6mo
LeshaMac 🤗🤗😁😁😁yes you have eased my nerves alot. THANKS YOU!!!!! enjoy💖 6mo
CouronneDhiver Cool gifts 🎁 6mo
riversong153 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks! I like your Litsy handle! 6mo
BeaG This is awesome! 6mo
Gaylagal2 I LOVE that cup!❤️ 6mo
hermyknee Aaahhh it‘s all amazing! I can‘t wait to hear what you think of Akata Witch- I haven‘t read it yet, but I trust my fellow Whovian! 6mo
riversong153 @hermyknee I cannot wait to read it. I have a book that‘s due back to the library for someone‘s hold list so I‘m finishing that one first. I‘m definitely going to post my thoughts! 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I just received Akata Witch for my birthday! Would you and @hermyknee be interested in doing a buddy read? 6mo
riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft @hermyknee I am so in! When were you thinking of starting? 6mo
4thhouseontheleft I probably can‘t start until early April, would that be waiting too long? 6mo
hermyknee @riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft I don‘t have the book, but I can pick it up after the Sci Fi-Fantasy Swap? I‘m in the middle of N.K. Jemisin‘s The Broken Earth trilogy right now and it‘s taking me a while to read those because I have to really focus! 6mo
riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft @hermyknee actually early April is perfect! 6mo
riversong153 @hermyknee I‘m about to start the last book of that trilogy!! 6mo
riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft Are we still on for buddy read of Akata Witch in April? 5mo
4thhouseontheleft Yikes, I‘m late responding! It‘s not going to work out for me this month, unfortunately. (edited) 4mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Took me forever ( a month!) But it was worth it! Slow at parts but as a whole great continuing story. Can‘t wait for the third one!

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lauren.lerner
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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Snow day!! ❄️❄️❄️

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#lunchandabook #currentlyreading

Tanisha_A Everything is nice about this picture! 6mo
Daisey Lovely photo! 6mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful picture! 6mo
Linsy Pretty ❄️ 6mo
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lauren.lerner
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My apologies to Mrs. Obama and Ms. Ward, but I just finished Akata Witch (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️) and I must immediately begin reading it‘s sequel before I read anything else. 📚🍵 #currentlyreading #readblackwomen #readblackauthors

JSW Let me know what you think! I loved the first book, bailed on the next. ☹️ (edited) 6mo
AlaMich I‘ve heard a lot of good things about these on the podcast Get Booked. 6mo
lauren.lerner I‘m about a third of the way in so far, @jsw, and I‘m not as thrilled with this one as I was Akata Witch. The writing feels.... off? Different than the first? Still determined to finish it but not loving it like I loved the first book. 6mo
JSW @lauren.lerner that‘s exactly it. It felt darker, yet less focused. It lost sparkle. ☹️ 6mo
lauren.lerner Oh yes, this very much, @JSW. I just finished it and while it‘s a pick, it‘s also a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ pick whereas Akata Witch was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. 6mo
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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Mehso-so

The second book in the series definitely didn‘t have the same power as the first book did - but it was a good read.

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Jillybeane
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Just got home from the Y. Dying in progress 😥😩🤗

Kaye I‘m not sure if I should click LIKE on this. Are you ok ? Or just tired from your workout ? 6mo
Jillybeane @kaye I‘m fine, just being whiny ☺️. I‘d always rather be chilling when I read 6mo
Kaye Yep. I usually do the bike last. Take my kindle and read while biking. Slow down at the end. That way your body gradually cools down a bit. I‘m proud of you. Good job for going. 💖 6mo
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Jillybeane
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My kindle makes the gym bearable

#readeverywhere

Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 6mo
Jillybeane @kaye 💖 6mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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It‘s been hard for me to find time to listen to the audiobook version. I REALLY like it but I have to pay extra attention because of the reader‘s (beautiful but sometimes hard to understand)accent 💙Thus I decided “heck why not buy both books with my $20 birthday gift card? Thanks to that, I only had to pay 2 cents for two books 🎉🎉🎉

Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 6mo
TrishB Bargain 👍🏻 6mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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Day 5 of the GoRuck 1 mile with added weight - pic from yesterday 🏋🏻‍♀️ While Texas has been absolutely INSANE with 20 degree weather & freezing rain, I have enjoyed my weighted Rucks surprisingly. The Audiobook to the tagged book helps quite a bit 🤗 Because I started on the 4th, I have had to Ruck 2️⃣ miles a day to make up for those lost days. Today ( when the rain calms down) will be 3️⃣ miles because Thursday was 20 degrees with high wind.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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VERY HAPPY 💙Libby ebook due in 1 day, and I have 1 1/2 hour left and no time tomorrow to read it physically. Found the audio book on Scribd and reader‘s voice is PERFECT. I think I‘m going to listen tomorrow while doing my first February GoRuck Weight mile walk. Starting low at 14 lbs, but going to jump by 5 lbs a day since I have to add weight each day 😳💪🏻

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Don‘t like this new feature on Libby- can‘t renew it 😱 Between work and CrossFit in the evenings right after, I‘m too tired to read in the evenings. Thus weekends are my usual reading periods but the past 2 weekends ( including this one) have been total CRAY. Guess what I‘m going to try to finish today ?

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Rudis
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I flew through this second novel in the series. Sunny continues to grow and struggle with her place in the world. It felt a bit disjointed at the start but it soon smoothed out, and everything came together.

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Chittavrtti
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Up next:

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Kathrin
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You gotta appreciate the author‘s sense of humor about this series being compared to HP a lot.

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Kathrin
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Rudis
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#bookhaul It might be two days post Christmas, but I‘ve already used my giftcards to pick up these lovelies!

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Tiffanywrites2
Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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I finished this one almost as quick as the first one. I am so in love with this series that I had to hug myself afterwards.
No Spoilers - Think of the “flaw” or “weakness” that you have. Now imagine that being the one part of you that was actually your strength. Nnedi has a way with words and developing alternative realities that make you feel like you‘ve been there before.

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LibrarianRyan
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Mom and I played hooky after lunch and went Christmas shopping at BN. She freely admitted she wanted use of all my coupons and gift cards. This was our combined haul except for the two travel books she kept for my aunt. Voltron only made it to my house so I could wrap it and hid it from dad. The books are unofficial Fortnight stories for my bros girlfriends son. He‘s a gamer so hopefully he likes them. while checking out BN computer went 💥

bookcollecter Lego Voltron! I want that 😀 8mo
LibrarianRyan @bookcollecter it‘s for dad. Last night was the first time I ever saw it and we were just like YESSSS 8mo
Craftylikefox That voltron LEGO kit looks amazing!!! 8mo
bookcollecter Please take pics once dad puts it together 😀 8mo
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HardcoverHearts
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I have been in such a foul mood all week because I haven‘t finished a single book. The effects of the smoke from the Camp Wildfires makes the air difficult to breathe which has caused headaches /exhaustion. But, I cant complain since I have a home while friends have lost everything. Now that the smoke is clearing a little, I need to get my reading groove back. I‘m very excited to dive back into this story to see what Sunny is up to now.

Libby1 I hope you stay safe and pray that the fires will subside. ❤️ 9mo
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GivenLemons
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This was a really fun book. I liked how the sweet side episodes built the characters and controlled the pacing. Fantastic writing! I‘ll be checking out more by Nnedi Okorafor.

Squidapus She's sooooo good 10mo
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inthegreensandblues
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#Bookmail today! I recently read Akata Witch and immediately pre-ordered this paperback. I will try to get to it soon, the stacks are teetering! 😄 #witchyreads

Linsy I need to read!! ♥️ 10mo
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3and13
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#booktober day 2: the book I want to read next and why. This is the next book after #AkataWitch , which I loved and I am excited to dive back into Sunny‘s world again. #NnediOkotafor takes you into worlds that exhaust you in the best possible way. It‘s like you really live in the worlds she writes about. #witch #halloween

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JSW
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Sad to bail on this follow up to Akata Witch, but the plot is not cohering for me, and it‘s much darker than the first. I will definitely read more from this author but i‘m moving on from this one.

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Molz
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Same comment as Akata Witch

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carlita_is_probably_reading
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💚

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knittedgnome
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I think that I loved this book even more than the first! Very action packed and juju filled. Sunny and the gang are back to upping their juju skills and saving the world. Very fun quick read.

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earlgreyediting
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Um, so I did a lot of reading this month. In fact, I don't think I've read this much since I last judged the Aurealis Awards. I might have been a bit excited about the Hugo Awards. Or doing some heavy-duty procrastination. Or maybe both.

Check out my full report at http://earlgreyediting.com.au/2018/05/04/mt-tbr-report-april-2018/

Anyone else preparing for the Hugos?

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Lauredhel
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Having wrist surgery this afternoon, so it's a black cold brew coffee for me. Loving Akata Warrior so much. #booksandcoffee #abookandadrink #coffeeandbooks #nnedirocks #hugoawards

JSW Hope it goes well! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wishing you a successful surgery and an easy recovery! 1y
Texreader Best wishes today 1y
Dragon Hope you have a speedy recovery! 💐 1y
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RebelGrrrl
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❤❤❤❤❤

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lauralovesbooks1
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I love the richness of the world Okorafor has created here. The world-building is so detailed that it leaps off the page. At times, there was a little too much info dumping, but overall the construction of the novel was so good, it wasn't a deal breaker.

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SqueakGirl
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Great follow-up to Okorafor's Akata Witch. This novel really helped expand the world of Sunny and her friends. I also liked that her eldest brother was included more. So many fantasy novels for kids kind of remove the teen protagonist from their family or have them be orphans. This book was a nice change from that.

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asoftskeleton
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I live. I die. I live again. 🙌🏼

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KaraDunn
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Only the essentials make the packing cut for this weekend trip to Vegas: four pairs of shoes, faux leather leggings, restorative face masks, and of course a good book. Can‘t wait to see what happens next with Sunny and her Leopard crew.

Claireluana See you soon!!!!! 1y
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TracyReadsBooks
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Sunny Nwazue is a great character and I love the world Okorafor has created in this series. I must admit, however, that I didn‘t love this book as much as the first (Akata Witch) which I thought was absolutely fantastic. That being said, the story continues, the world expands, and if you are a fan of the first book, you will likely enjoy this one as well. In sum, I thought this was a good not great read but I will definitely read what comes next.

Notafraidofwords Cool cover. 1y
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JenP
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#MarchMadnessChallenge
Our last two YA nominees on the bracket are these two. Akata warrior is the follow up to Akata Witch and I have to admit that I‘m obsessed with her books. Akata warrior is a YA fantasy with a strong Nigerian female protagonist.

Strange the Dreamer is the first in a supply by the popular Laini Taylor. Mythical hero‘s, librarian, and aftermath of a battle btw gods and men!

Do either of these appeal to you?

Dulcinella I would love to read 1y
MCYmermaid Both so good & so different!! 1y
JenP @MCYmermaid yes, very different books that I mashed together for the sake of finishing all the posts. Glad to hear you like them both! 1y
zezeki It's on my TBR beacuse of Litsy 1y
JenP @zeljka I blame Litsy for destroying what was once a very manageable TBR! 1y
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TracyReadsBooks
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This one has languished on the TBR pile for far too long. One chapter in and I‘m already asking myself why?!?

Okorafor‘s writing is as magical as her stories and I love her dedication for the book,

“Dedicated to the stories that constantly breath on my neck. I see you.”

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williamthelibrarian
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Breaking in my new device with this fantastic magical adventure and Libby by @OverDrive!

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BooksAtNight
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Thank you Nnedi Okorafor for recapping Akata Witch for the readers who barely remember the story 😅

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coffeenebula
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Me and Hawkeye doing #24in48. He‘s not a lap kitty yet, but we‘re getting there. 🖤 🐾#catsoflitsy

daena Kitty! Hope y‘all are on the mend and feeling better. Happy reading! 2y
coffeenebula @daena We are, thanks! Been a helluva couple months. 😵 2y
daena I can‘t imagine how brutal it has been for you. Cheers to better days ahead...but with coffee cause it‘s early ☕️🖤 2y
coffeenebula @daena ...and TimTams 😉 Same to you, I was sorry to hear about your sweet pup 🐕 2y
daena Yes to TimTams! And thank you, it is a privilege to have the love of our pets, but so hard at the end 🐾❤️ 2y
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Lauredhel
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Kallik93 I just landed a really nice hardcover of Akata Witch and I can‘t wait to read it! 2y
ErinSueMreads I have no shame about how much I love Eloisa James 😂😂😂😂 can‘t wait to see how it is. 2y
josie281 This cover of Wilde is different than mine! I heart @EloisaJames !! 2y
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RachelO
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Cinfhen I‘ve seen this book floating around Litsy....you know the drill #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 2y
RachelO @Cinfhen Needless to say, I haven't actually *read* it! Yup. 2y
TrishB Clever 👍🏻 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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I have a few minutes before the bell and am all ready for the first class so that means time for a little reading! I love it when the mornings work out this way.

Nebklvr So want to read this now 2y
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pinkBBwhiskey
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I‘m so exited for this sequel!

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coffeenebula
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Yessss! The only reason I‘d brave a windchill of -13F!

📚>❄️

MayJasper Heck, that's cold. Where are you? 2y
MayJasper Is that a normal temperature for this time of year (I live in UK)? 2y
coffeenebula @MayJasper It‘s not uncommon, but not really typical...last year we had nothing like this! 2y
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