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Binti: The Night Masquerade
Binti: The Night Masquerade | Nnedi Okorafor
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The concluding party of the trilogy that began with the Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Bibliogeekery
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Currently reading this one aloud to my partner. I love this series!

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rsteve388
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This is the last book in the series, i thought it was an interesting way to wrap up the story. However i did think it ended on an odd note, with Binti using her ojeza and preparing to go out with her friends. All i could think was: Binti call your fucking parents and let know you are alive!! It must not have been that important though.

The whole series was enjoyable and interesting series of chracters.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Great ending to the Binti Trilogy ! This was my second trilogy of Oklrafor‘s to read, and can‘t wait to discover her other books! Amazing trilogy, amazing author 💙

TieDyeDude Agreed. I read a lot of reviews of people complaining about the lack of "answers," but that didn't bother me. I loved the series 5mo
Emily92Bibliophile @TieDyeDude agreed! Felt it wrapped up well even with not all of the answers spoken for. Very enjoyable. 4mo
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BellaBookNook
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Enabler alert!! eBook $1.99 on Amazon

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audraelizabeth
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I had tried this as an ebook and I struggled I think because of pronunciation but as an audiobook it was wonderful. I may need to listen to the other two which would have increased my understanding. I loved that it was a different take on fantasy.
Book 13 of 16 for #bookfitnesschallenge. @wwanderinglynn
#readharderchallenge: a book by a woman and or aoc that won a literary award in 2018.

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Blaire
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Mehso-so

The end of this trilogy didn‘t quite work for me. The ideas felt scattered and it didn‘t get in to as much depth as I would have liked. Binti continues her journey to finding her place in the world and making sense of her own history.

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Blaire
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Cheers to the end of a very long week! Enjoying my wine, my view, and my book. #tgif

Erofan 😍 Beautiful view! 7mo
saresmoore Gorgeous! 7mo
Leftcoastzen So beautiful! Enjoy! 7mo
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SarahHarts_books Love the view!! 😍😍 7mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
JessNevertheless Jealous!! Looks so peaceful! 7mo
Tamra 💚 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 7mo
fyoDosty07 I wish I could join you, it looks beautiful! 6mo
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audraelizabeth
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For new to me authors i have the tagged book plus both of my arcs. Dont forget about the arc challenge this weekend starting the 10th.
@Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

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AiBBot
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If you are looking for a story with simple problems and simple solutions, do not read this book. If you are ready to finish a dynamic story of a girl‘s journey through space back home to wrestle with others (years and years of strive/war/misunderstanding/greed/fear/power) and self (the toughest is resolving one‘s own internal battles) towards harmony and peace, read this book! May we all strive to be great Harmonizers.

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rachelsbrittain
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Maybe my favorite of the Binti books so far. Following the events of Binti: Home, Binti returns to her hometown to try to stop a war between the Meduse and the Kush. Still viewed as an outsider by her own people, she is forced to work alone with the help of new and old friends.

Tbh, I'm really hoping there's going to be another book because--no spoilers but--there are a lot of new and interesting developments to explore at the end of this book.

NeedsMoreBooks Have to read this. Read the other two ❤️ 7mo
rachelsbrittain @NeedsMoreBooks it took me a long time after reading the first two to get to it, but I'm glad I finally did 😊 7mo
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staci.reads
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3rd book expands Binti's universe as she continues to absorb & embrace identities and cultures, finding that seemingly opposite people and worlds can live not only together, but within individuals. It weaves politics, sociology, science,math, psychology, and a coming of age story. Okarafor creates vivid creatures & worlds,evoking classic sci fi (think Weinbaum and Clarke)while addressing core issues in our society, like intolerance and sexism.

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Plaidsticks
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My favorite of the three. Seriously though, I need a Marvel super hero type movie made of these books

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pasiphae_reads
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Books # 21-24 that I‘ve read in 2019! 📚
21. “The Night Masquerade” (Binti # 3) by Nnedi Okorafor ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
22. “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
23. “The Fear of the Unknown Gives My Butt Pause But Then I Realize How Powerful and Unique I Am and We Pound Enthusiastically” by Chuck Tingle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
24. “The Psychology of Time Travel” by Kate Mascarenhas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
#books #reading #sff #binti

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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No one else in my house is awake. Let‘s see if we can finish up this series.

Saturday mornings. 🖤

hermyknee 🙌🏼 9mo
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brandybear22
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I need more hammocks in my life...

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brandybear22
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... I didn‘t look into his eyes. “I feel like I‘m falling,” I breathed. He kissed me one more time and let go. I was leaning on my elbows on the mat, my body throbbing and my mind a swirl of so much...

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BarbaraJean
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Finished book 3 last night! I loved this trilogy, but found it a bit rough overall. I was glad this volume was longer, but even so, there were many threads that needed more development. I love how Okorafor explores Binti‘s growing identity—the strongest aspect of the series—but I wanted more of a resolution both there & with the cultural conflicts brought out over the series. The world & the story may have been better served by full-length novels.

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everlocalwest
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Satisfying conclusion! I love that Binti's growth here is seen in terms of physical changes within her body both through choices she makes and those forced upon her. The way Okorafor works with identity is just beautiful.

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Aimeesue
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““You try too hard to be everything, please everyone. Himba, Meduse, Enyi Zinariya, Khoush ambassador. You can‘t. You‘re a harmonizer. We bring peace because we are stable, simple, clear. What have you brought since you came back to Earth, Binti?”

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Skygoddess1
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Nnedi Okorafor passed through the Denver Airport this weekend and tweeted that she had left a couple of signed copies of her book at the bookstore in the airport. So what did I do first thing upon getting to Denver this morning? I went in search of said book. I‘m happy to say I scored a copy before having to work my next flight.

Weaponxgirl That‘s so cool! 10mo
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SpeculativeFemale
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Well, I finished the Binti series while driving home this afternoon. I actually had to drive in silence, along this half frozen river, for a bit afterward, just settle my mind before I could even move on.

I'm going to review each of the books eventually, but for now I'll just say I recommend them all.

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intothehallofbooks
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The Binti trilogy conclusion. Great worldbuilding, wonderful characters. I thought the political aspects were fascinating as were the relationships between the different groups. Throughout the series, I never could connect to nor figure out the science and mathematical parts of the story at all. Like, at all🤷🏻‍♀️The best part is that Binti seems to finally understand her personal journey. Robin Miles‘ narration brought the Binti audiobooks life.

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shadowspeak17
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1. 😒
2. Home
3. My school had floor to ceiling windows at the entrance right by the doors. I was on the phone. Distracted. A guy got to the door ahead of me and held it open for me. I turned slightly too early and walked full speed straight into one of the windows right in front of the guy holding the door open. The guy looked bewildered, but he didn‘t laugh. I bruised my face. 😂🙃
4. Brownies baking or cinnamon
5. Blue Kindred

#friyayintro

howjessreads 😳😂 10mo
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bell7
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Book 3 of the Binti trilogy starts of with a bang, with her and her new friend Mwinyi racing back to her home and family, who may be in terrible danger as two opposing groups get close to war, her family caught in the middle. Can she, a master harmonizer, bring peace once again?

Binti develops exponentially throughout the trilogy, taking in new cultures and ways of understanding the world. The world building is fun, inventive and complex.

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AutumnRLS
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Very excited for today's mail. :)

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Schnoebs
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the final installment of the Binti series but it‘s probably my least favorite out of the three. The concept and practice of the zinariya was super fascinating along with it‘s importance through the book. I also really loved the scientific explanations of Binti‘s DNA and microbe make up. I‘m not so sure how I feel about the ending (refer to spoiler comment). But New Fish has my heart.

#binti #trilogy #mpls #twincities

Schnoebs I think Binti should have stayed dead. Personally, I think it would have been a bigger impact on the reader and the meaning of the story. I loved the political drama of the war and I feel like it would have been huge if she remained dead. I would have loved to see how Okwu and Mwinyi said their final good bye and their actions at Oomza Uni. Because of that, I don‘t think I loved this as much as the other two novellas. 12mo
Schnoebs @julesG using this for #42lastofaseries 12mo
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Schnoebs
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Guess who just realized this is the same thing as the cover of the book!!!! The stars are aligning in my head for how this book is ending 😂😂😂😂

#cover #coverart #binti #scifi #mpls #twincities

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BookishShelly
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This is an excellent addition to the Binti series. I think it‘s the best one.

Mandigolightly Looooove Binti 12mo
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Schnoebs
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When I heard Nnedi speak on her life experiences and how they impacted her writing, she brought up this picture. She said they were masquerades and discussed the importance of them. So happy I have this mental image in my head as I‘m reading this book!

#binti #trilogy #author #culture #mpls #twincities

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kgriffith
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I wasn‘t actually sure how close because I haven‘t updated my LibraryThing thread in ages, but I‘ve surpassed my goal of 75 by 10 already so, well done, Epic Reads 😊🤓 https://www.epicreads.com/blog/reading-goal-year-quiz/ H/T @BookishGirl06

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abbielistenstobooks
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This series is so good. I need more afrofuturism in my life! This is my second read of this one, and I only read it again because my library finally bought the audiobook and I'd recommended it a while back and read it elsewhere. Enjoyable again!

AutumnRLS Just got the first one. Can wait to dive in! 13mo
abbielistenstobooks @AutumnRLS yes! Enjoy! They're short, so it should be pretty quick. They're so easy to re-read when I need a good sci-fi! 13mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. My sweet baby #Ember being a cutie. 😍 #catsoflitsy
2. Two (Seveneves and The Girl Who Smiled Beads)
3. Nope, it‘s a little chilly at night, but not enough to turn the heater on.
4. Yep, I can‘t function without them.
5. Tedious, annoying mc, unnecessary romance, anticlimactic af 😑

#HumpDayPost

AlaMich The pic on the right is great! 😻I am so envious of the feline ability to become boneless. (edited) 14mo
MinDea Soooooo cute!😍😍😍 14mo
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boxybosco
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So excited to wrap this series up. It's so good.

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jackilynn
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Addison_Reads I just finished this one too. Such a great read. 💜 1y
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Addison_Reads
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One hour added to my totals for my #24B4Monday #Readathon.

I should finish this one today at work. Thank you @TheReadingMermaid for starting this. I'm enjoying pushing myself to finish up some books on my TBR.

TheReadingMermaid You are most welcome. I thought that doing this at the end of the month would help us all to complete our TBRs 😉 1y
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Addison_Reads
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So far my weekend #Readathon is going well. I finished one audiobook and started the tagged audiobook at work today. I also just finished an ebook and I'm about to start a new book while catching up on The Voice auditions. 😁

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick You are rocking it! 1y
TheReadingMermaid Doing great keep it up! 😃 1y
Andrew65 Great start! 👏 1y
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shadowspeak17
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Panpan

⭐️1/2
#UnpopularOpinion incoming...

Pardon my language, but I think “Are you fucking kidding me?” and some hardcore eye rolling sums up my feelings on this one pretty well. 🙄😒
This book is short, but I considered bailing after 30 pages because it was just so tedious. I loved Binti in the first novella, but lord, she got on my nerves in this one. Some parts were extremely predictable while others were extremely anticlimactic and made me want⬇️

shadowspeak17 ...to throw the book at the wall because I just slogged through all this FOR THAT?! And still other things just went nowhere, and of course some unnecessary romance had to be tossed in because why not, right? Ugh, I wish I‘d just read the first one and left it at that. I thought this series had so much potential after the first novella, but it just didn‘t deliver. I can‘t recommend it. 1y
kgriffith Fair. This is part of why I like the LibraryThing star rating vs pick/pan/bail, though I do also appreciate the simplicity of fewer ratings! 1y
zzz That illustration is everything 🤘🏼 1y
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shadowspeak17
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1. It was my 5th anniversary with my boyfriend, but instead of taking pictures on our date, I took pictures of #Ember instead. Oh well, she‘s cuter than us anyway. 😂
2. Naughty Professor
3. I pick my skin. 🙃
4. Arrested Development, House, The Handmaid‘s Tale
5. Tagged and Hyperion

#HumpDayPost #catsoflitsy

2BR02B Ember clearly knows how to strike a pose! 😹 1y
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kgriffith
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Don‘t mind me, I‘m just gonna be over here all 😍😍😍 @ Dr Okorafor and the completely mundane pronoun conversation I just listened to in Night Masquerade. If you don‘t already follow this account, do. It‘s real good Twitter. #representationmatters #normalizequeerness

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kgriffith
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“Even back then I had changed things, and I didn‘t even know it. When I should have reveled in this gift, instead I‘d seen myself as broken. But, couldn‘t you be broken and still bring change?” 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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kgriffith
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“It‘s all mathematics.” I said. I don‘t know where the words came from, or why I said them. Mwinyi was staring at me, his mouth agape. “Life, the universe, everything.” Nice one, Dr Okorafor. 😏

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kgriffith
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“When elephants fight, the grass suffers.”

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Shereader
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Mehso-so

The first novella was truly wonderful. As for this final installment...my disappointment is reminiscent of how I felt at the end of Vonnegut‘s Sirens of Titan (minus the apathy for the human race). There was so much brilliance in the world building! I was hoping for...well, a little more brilliance in the conclusion. I‘m such a sucker for kickass heroines, so my lack of satisfaction here is especially difficult for me.

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Panpan

Each novella is worse than the previous one.

Not recommended.

cariashley I skipped the last one after being disappointed with the second. Glad to hear I didn‘t miss anything. 1y
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KimM
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Mehso-so

As wildly imaginative as the first two but not as good. The problem lay in the storylines which fell flat. Still, her characters and world building were wonderful. Though I was a little disappointed with Binti‘s hysterics it did kind of make her a more real 17 year old rather than a super hero. 4 ⭐️s for the series. 3⭐️s for this one.

Erinreadsthebooks That leaf dish! 😍😍😍 1y
KimM Thanks @Erinreadsthebooks Retro 70s 😍 1y
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Nessavamusic
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The third in this excellent sci-fi trilogy. A truly original world with strong African influences. The whole series is dark, this one especially so, but it has an excellent message. I highly recommend! 4.5 🌠 #yascifi #glorytotheguild

Blaire I just started the first one. 1y
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Charysselya
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Every time I finish the last book in the Binti series I get so sad. I just want the story to keep going. I want to keep experiencing her existence and experiences.

CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 1y
Charysselya @CarolynM thank you! 1y
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Listener15
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After a two hour audio break, back to my printed books to read the last book in the Binti trilogy #24in48

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Soubhiville
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I‘m home from the hospital and surgery went well. Now I have 2 weeks of down time, no lifting, pushing, or pulling. Hoping the meds don‘t keep me too knocked out to read. So far I‘ve been able to stay alert for about an hour at a time before I need to nap again. Slow and steady, right? My husband is taking excellent care of me. I‘ll be good as new in no time!
I‘m going to let Binti distract me for a bit now.

Trashcanman I hope it's a quick recovery and that you fully enjoy your down time 😊 1y
RealLifeReading Take care of yourself and hope you‘re all better soon! 1y
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Kalalalatja Feel better soon! 1y
Dhanya2277 Get well soon 💐💐💐♥️♥️♥️ 1y
Lizpixie Get well soon lovely & I hope you read some amazing books!💐❤️💐❤️💐 1y
CouronneDhiver You‘ve got this ... slow and steady, indeed 💪🏽 1y
RachelO Enjoy the naps! Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hoping you're up and at 'em in no time. 💐 1y
jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xXxX 1y
irre Hope you have a speedy recovery. 1y
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 1y
kspenmoll Feel better soon & so glad your husband is with you! 💕 1y
Julie123 See this is why I needed a separate account for just the #jb people. I miss you guys‘ posts ! Soubhi, hope you are feeling stronger each day. Take it easy but try to move a bit everyday. It helps your body to recover quicker from surgery. 1y
Soubhiville @Julie123 I went for a very short walk yesterday, but couldn‘t handle much. Breathing in the heat was hard. Today I‘ll try to get out before it gets hot and go a little farther 😊 1y
Julie123 Even if you can just get up and move around in the house a bit. It may be too much out in this weather. After surgery, it‘s best to sit up, stand up, walk around a bit. Rest. Then do it all again. Take good care of yourself. We will all be thinking of you. So sorry I didn‘t see this sooner. (edited) 1y
Bookzombie I‘m glad your surgery went well. I hope you get to use some of your recovery time for reading. 💐💐💐 1y
youngreadrshelf Feel better! 1y
Foragingfantasy Oh my goodness! I haven‘t seen any of these posts. I hope you are recovering quickly!! 1y
Soubhiville @Foragingfantasy thanks Leah! I‘m doing well. I had my first post op appointment today and everything looks good. I‘m mostly frustrated because I‘m usually very active and I‘m having to take things really slow. But I‘m recovering and I‘ll be back on my feet soon! 1y
tpixie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
DivineDiana I hope you are doing well! ❤️ 1y
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tessavi
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The writing style was better than the previous two, but overall I was a bit disappointed with this trilogy.