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Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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persephone1408
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust

I'm 118 pages in and I just don't like it. Ill get it ready to send off soon. @mrsmarch @ozma.of.oz @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Not every one is a winner 😕 1w
mrsmarch @persephone1408 there were at least two points where I wrote that I couldn‘t figure out why I was still reading but couldn‘t give up. I even said it to my friend too. I was really on the fence about it. 1w
persephone1408 @mrsmarch every time I tried to sit down and read it, I couldn't. I just didn't wanna waste my time when I could be reading something else. 1w
ozma.of.oz Not every book is everyone‘s cup of tea. Thanks for giving it a chance! 💖 1w
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PagesByTheWater
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First book of the new year!
Last year, with minimal effort, I read 6 new books, all from my TBR stack! So this year I‘m hoping for more!
First book off my stack is this fairytale retelling. I love retellings honestly, and so far this one is really good. I picked it for it‘s snow theme which is perfect for chilly and wet Bahrain weather.
I hope everyone had a happy New Years!
#newyears #1stbookoftheyear #tbr

Clwojick THAT FONT 😍 I‘d read it for the cover font alone. 4w
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mrsmarch
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#AllAboutMe #AuldLangSpine
❄️ I‘ve lived in MA since 2002 & we‘re getting ready for a big storm tomorrow!
❄️ Here are my 3 favorite mammals. I call them “Blondie, Brunette, & Redhead”!
❄️ I designed the quilt block & my mom hand appliquéd it, but I stitched the red for Paul Revere‘s ride.
❄️ I‘ve read 75 books this year & plan to finish 77.
❄️ The pic of me & Riv was taken this summer at Pres J.Adams‘ carriage house at a book signing.

Amiable I love your quilt block! Where in MA do you live? My husband and I went to college in Boston and lived in Northborough for about 12 years before moving to CT for his job. I still miss MA! 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Amiable Not to butt in on another conversation, but I don't hear many people mention Northborough! My family lived in Marlborough for almost 7 years. Our church was in Northborough, and our house was only about a mile from the town line, so we were in Northborough a lot. Loved the little candlepin bowling place there! 1mo
monalyisha @MrsMarch @ImperfectCJ @Amiable Not to butt in on the butt-in but(t) I grew up in Worcester! My parents are still in the area (though they moved a few years ago to Shrewsbury). (edited) 1mo
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mrsmarch @Amiable @ImperfectCJ @monalyisha I‘m out in the coast in Quincy! 1mo
Amiable @monalyisha I used to work at the Telegram & Gazette in downtown Worcester! 😀 @ImperfectCJ So funny —our church was in Marlborough! 😄When did you live there? We moved in 2003. And the candle pin bowling place is still there, I think! 1mo
Amiable @mrsmarch I love visiting the Adams family homes in Quincy! 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Amiable We were there mid-2011 to New Year's Eve 2017. The candlepin bowling place is such an institution! We tried to take visitors there whenever possible because it was such a quintessential Central Massachusetts place. 1mo
Amiable @ImperfectCJ We have good friends who still live in Northboro so we are up there several times a year. Love that town. 🥰 1mo
Amandajoy Massachusetts is one of the few states I‘ve never been too. One day I‘ll make it! 1mo
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mrsmarch
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@ozma.of.oz It arrived this morning! #lmpbc

ozma.of.oz Yay! I‘m excited to see what you think! 2mo
persephone1408 @mrsmarch I have not received the book yet. Did you send it to the PO box or physical address??? 2mo
mrsmarch @persephone1408 the sign up has the PO Box 😬 I think I still have the receipt with the tracking number maybe….let me look for it. 2mo
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persephone1408 @mrsmarch yes. PO box is where I need it sent. Ok thanks! 2mo
persephone1408 @mrsmarch update: I got it! 😄 2mo
mrsmarch @persephone1408 oh phew!!! 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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In a kingdom covered in constant winter, there‘s a beautiful princess with skin as pale as snow and hair black as night, and a fair Queen concerned about losing her power.

I loved this! So descriptive & atmospheric, with great world building & character relationships! It slowed down in the middle a bit, & the climax felt a little convoluted. I would have liked a little more development on the romance, but this was a lovely read! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Clare-Dragonfly I really ought to read this! I loved 2mo
ozma.of.oz @Clare-Dragonfly I‘m definitely planning on picking that one up soon! 😁 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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ozma.of.oz
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*sighs* just got a shift change at work. So now I get to stay up to reset my sleep schedule. Hopefully, this is only temporary.

But I‘ve got caffeine, chocolate, and books. Time to pull my first all nighter since college! 😂😂

Yuki_Onna Uii... Maybe you'll manage to see it as a kind of force mini-adventure? 2mo
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MeganAnn
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Labeled as a dark, feminist retelling of Snow White, this was a fun read. I wouldn‘t consider it to be any darker than the original Grim version. However it was delightfully feminist & original. I think the author managed to find the essence of the female characters, allowing us to see deeper into their hearts then before & why that might lead them to certain choices. Set in a land cursed with perpetual winter it‘s perfect for this time of year.⬇️

MeganAnn There are no princes, but we do get a bit of romance in the sweet way Lynet explored her emerging feelings for another girl. The main story focuses on the relationship between Lynet & stepmom Mina. The ending gave me all the feels as Mina & Lynet find a different ending than the original fairytale. This would be a perfect read for teen girls of any age who like fantasy or fairytales. Thanks to @Mommamanzi for gifting this 2yrs ago in the #cozyswap 14mo
MeganAnn @TheAromaofBooks this was also my #bookspin for December ❄️🎉😍 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Kangaj1
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Here's my June #bookspinbingo card @TheAromaofBooks

4 more and I could have cleared the board...

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!!! 2y
Gissy Wow!! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏 2y
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DustyPages
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You know i really didn't know what to expect from this one since I never hear it talked about but I really enjoyed it! It was a really fun Snow White retelling that took the characters and really explored them more. I also really loved how they split certain characters into two or combined others. Also Sapphic romance 💜💜

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hissingpotatoes
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4/5⭐ This is a really great, fleshed out, nuanced retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. The author balanced the magical aspects and action with the exploration of relationship dynamics really well. Definitely one of the better retellings out there.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Can I just stay home & read?

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Jess_Franzino
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Mehso-so

Eh. Absolutely beautiful writing. A very loose “retelling” based off the story surrounding Snow White‘s birth, but that‘s about where the similarities end. Didn‘t mind that, however, as it was a very inventive story. Gorgeous symbolism. It‘s a “So-So”, though, because it felt very dragging...:enough to put me into a small bit of a reading slump that kinda ruined the #SummersEndReadathon for me.

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Jess_Franzino
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After a late start on Friday & no reading yesterday, I managed to get in 8 hours today for #24b4Monday & #SummersEndReadathon. While I doubt I‘ll make it to 24 because I have other things to do tomorrow, 16-18 hours is a reasonable goal to reach before Tuesday. As of now, I‘ve completed 3 books and am 30% through the 4th.

BeansPage Remember it's all about having fun and reading. Not necessarily making it to 24. so if you are having fun than you are meeting the goal 😉 3y
Jess_Franzino @TheReadingMermaid It‘s super unlikely I‘ll ever make 24 hours in a three day period, as I tend not to listen to audiobooks that often and still need to sleep, spend time with my fiancé, make sure everyone is fed etc ? I‘m actually pretty happy with how I‘ve been getting so much read in just 10 hours, though. I‘ll likely come out of this with nearly 5 books crossed off my TBR. 3y
BeansPage That's awesome sweetheart that's something to definitely be proud of! 💪🌟 3y
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jb72 That is a great time! 🎉 3y
Andrew65 A great performance, well done. 👏👏👏 Agree with @TheReadingMermaid, all about the fun and enjoying reading with others, the time you get to is nowhere near as important as that. (edited) 3y
Clwojick Way to go! ✨🌟 3y
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kellyann28
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I don't know what's wrong with me, but I can't get into fairytale retellings 😱 I've tried quite a few and they just don't stick! That being said I still absolutely enjoyed reading this as a group! The beauty of #LMPBC !
I will get this back to you next week @johanna414 Thanks for being patient 😊
@TheBookKeepers @shadowfat

Johanna414 Sorry this didn‘t do much for you! 4y
kellyann28 @johanna414 No worries! It started out really great! I think it really is the situations of "It's not you, it's me." with fairytale retellings ? 4y
Johanna414 Got this in the mail yesterday! Thanks! 3y
kellyann28 @johanna414 glad to hear it! 3y
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Redwritinghood
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I gave this audiobook a chance and got about halfway through, but it just isn‘t interesting me. Billed as ‘Frozen‘ meets ‘The Bloody Chamber‘ I guess I was expecting something like Angela Carter, but it‘s not.

batsy Oh man, yeah. They shouldn't throw around the Angela Carter comparisons lightly. She is so in a class of her own 👑🙌🏽 4y
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kellyann28
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Got this one in today from our previous #LMPBC group! If you are okay with it I have another book I've been wanting to read and then I will dive into this one. You know I'm good for it and will get it back to you, @johanna414 !
@shadowfat
@TheBookKeepers

Johanna414 Of course! Take your time with it - I‘m not worried about you getting it back to me. 4y
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Shadowfat
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This was an interesting take on Snow White, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Sorry it took me so long to read @kellyann28 , I'll mail it out to you tomorrow. @TheBookKeepers @Johanna414 #lmpbc

Johanna414 Glad you liked it! I thought it was an interesting spin on the original fairy tale 4y
kellyann28 Woo hoo! Thanks 4y
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sparrowssavvy
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This retelling of Snow White was a sweet tale and a very typical PG YA novel. I would have liked more grit and depth to it, but as it was, it was just very sweet. I felt like there was a lot more that could have been done with the story as it was a great bare bones story. It had elements that reminded me of the Snow White and the Huntsman movie, which I utterly love. That said, it was still a fun read and a great retelling of a fairy tale.

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Mccartershanon
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A lot of people don‘t like the book because it‘s slow, but this is honestly one of the best adaptations of Snow White I have ever read. This is about the bond between mother a daughter and the family you choose for yourself. This is about figuring out who you are, beneath the you people see.

Highly recommend

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TheBookKeepers
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Mehso-so

Finished this today! It was fun, but not a favorite. But I‘d still recommend it to the right type of reader. Hard to say more without giving anything away! I‘ll be mailing this to you tomorrow @Shadowfat
@Johanna414 @kellyann28

kellyann28 Nice fortune! 4y
TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat tracking says delivered, but just wanted to double check you got it since we had delays last month?? Lol 4y
Shadowfat Yes I did get it @TheBookKeepers , I forgot to let you know to work/car issues. Thanks for checking in! 4y
TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat Great!! Happy you got it! 4y
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TheBookKeepers
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Beach read this morning! Just got home and I need recommendations for how NOT to fall asleep while reading lol! I‘m at that ultimate relaxation mode but I want to read and not sleep haha!!!

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PagesByTheWater
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@TheSpineView thank you!!! Everything is so wonderful and I‘ve already lit the candle and it makes my house smell amazing! I‘m so excited to read all of these books and am so happy you threw in A Man Called Ove! Not gonna lie, I did pop a couple of the cashew chocolates and told my husband he had to hide them. They‘re very good and I‘m afraid I‘ll eat the whole bag before breakfast! Thank you!
#scififantasyswap #sffs #litsyswaps #swaphaul

TheSpineView That makes my happy that you liked everything thing. I stress about it when I know I shouldn't. I had fun putting it together! Enjoy!💜 4y
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 4y
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TheBookKeepers
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Johanna414 Hope you like it! 4y
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Johanna414
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I finished this and will be passing it along on Monday or Tuesday. I really liked it! It wasn‘t super action packed or fast paced, but it was well written and just a solid retelling of Snow White, with some aspects of The Snow Queen added in. Looking forward to seeing what you all think of it! @TheBookKeepers @kellyann28 @Shadowfat #lmpbc

kellyann28 I am excited for this one! 4y
TheBookKeepers Have u mailed this one yet? I haven‘t received it and just wanted to make sure it‘s not lost in the mail 😬 4y
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers no, it‘s literally been sitting on the front seat of my car for a week... I‘m the worst! The stomach flu last week threw everything off, but I‘m going to try to mail it today 4y
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TheBookKeepers Oh no worries!!! Just making sure I hadn‘t missed it. My son has been “getting the mail” for us and sometimes he sits it down randomly haha so I was also gonna go through a search of the house with him 😂 4y
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers haha I sent it out today, so it should be to you soon! 4y
TheBookKeepers Ok thank you! 4y
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DGRachel
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I started this on Jan 4th and struggled. I nearly bailed many times but while it didn‘t grab my attention and was easy to put down, it kept poking at me, demanding to be finished. This is a blended retelling of Snow White and The Snow Queen, but is also very much its own tale. It‘s a tale of love, loss, hope, and redemption, of bad decisions, betrayal, justice, and forgiveness. The more I think of it, the more I appreciate it. It‘s sneaky.

RainyDayReading Gotta love sneaky books. Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence was one of those for me 🤣 4y
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Johanna414
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When you really want to curl up in some blankets and read, it you‘re at work and have to grade outlines... I am sooooooo ready for this week to be over!

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Johanna414
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I‘m usually reading anywhere from 3 to 10 books at a time, so there‘s always something I can just pick up and read without thinking too hard about what I‘m in the mood for. Somehow, the only book I‘m currently reading is an audiobook... which means I have to actually decide what I‘m in the mood to start.
I just spent 5 minutes looking at the covers of these. Then I read the first chapter of each. Then I looked at the covers for awhile again...

kellyann28 I'm reading 4 books at once and felt like that was a lot 😂 4y
TheBookKeepers Haha! Did this end up being ur final pick for the next round of #lmpbc ? 4y
Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers yes! I‘ve only read a couple chapters but I think it‘s going to be good! 4y
TheBookKeepers Nice!! 4y
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Johanna414
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Taking a break from the kids and husband to lay in bed with this little cuddler, Ruby, for an hour or so... trying to decide which book to start next. Or maybe I‘ll just take a nap!

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Johanna414
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Here‘s what I‘m thinking for our next round of #lmpbc #groupg
Any of these look good? Have you already read any? Any you are totally disinterested in?
@kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers @Shadowfat

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kellyann28 These look great! I am not big into the different Pride and Prejudice novels, they end up being DNF for me. However, the other three look great! Adding them all to my list! 4y
Johanna414 @kellyann28 no problem! I‘ll see what Amanda and Molly think about the other three and then make a decision! 4y
LibrarianRyan Nice selection. 4y
Mommamanzi I‘m currently ready girl made of snow and glass AND the evil librarian ... haha what are the odds! 4y
Johanna414 @Mommamanzi how funny! Are you enjoying them? 4y
Mommamanzi @Johanna414 The Evil Librarian is not my style but it‘s not horrible. Girl Made Of Glass And Snow however is perfection. 4y
TheBookKeepers Sorry it‘s taken so long to get back to you, life was BUSY today! I like the top two options the most! 4y
Johanna414 @kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers Sounds good! I‘ll wait and make sure @Shadowfat hasn‘t read either of the top two before making my final decision 4y
Shadowfat I haven't read any of them, so whatever you want to pick is fine 😀 4y
Johanna414 @Shadowfat lol that works! I‘ll probably just go with whichever I‘m in the mood to start on March 1st then... 4y
kellyann28 👌 4y
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iread2much
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Thanks so much @bookish_wookish for my #happilyeverafter book and gift. I am so excited to read this!

bookish_wookish ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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DGRachel
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Every time, I tell myself I will not sign up for the Readathon, and then I do. I‘m going to run two timers...one for #24B4Monday, since that one gives me 3 days and another for #24in48. These are the books I really want to finish this weekend, but if I‘m honest, I‘ll probably bail on the tagged book. I‘m 120 pages into, haven‘t touched it in two weeks, and kind of dread opening it up again. 🤷🏻‍♀️

BeansPage Sounds like it's time to move on from that one honey. Good luck with your challenge. I look forward to seeing your posts throughout the weekend 🤗 4y
DGRachel @TheReadingMermaid I agree. I just feel bad because it‘s one of the three books recommended by BookRiot‘s TBR service specifically for me. I figure I will crack it open, and struggle through at least one more chapter and if it still just makes me want to poke my eyes out, I‘ll officially bail. 😂 4y
BeansPage Ha! 😜 Good plan! 🤘🏻 4y
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Lizpixie Is that the next book in Khans Khattak & Getty series? I‘ve read the first two and loved them. I really need to get the 3rd one soon.👍 4y
DGRachel @Lizpixie Yes! This is #5 which releases in the US in February. I squealed for a solid 5 minutes when I got an email from the publisher through Goodreads offering to send me an ARC! 4y
Lizpixie @DGRachel lucky you! Damn, I didn‘t realize I was so far behind. Looks like my #bookbuyban is gonna get stretched a bit! #blameitonlitsy 4y
Andrew65 We are so glad you do sign up! Good luck! 😊👍 (edited) 4y
LauraBeth I signed up for #24in48 - hopefully, can get some good hours in 😀 4y
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Jen_Reads
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I‘ve fallen into a tiny slump and it‘s not even a big one. It‘s more a decision of what to read next. I have three books left on my list for the month and I‘m not feeling like reading any of them right now. The cold temps have me wanting to read the tagged book for some reason. No idea why.

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DGRachel
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I‘m struggling with this book. It‘s interesting, but dragging, and I feel like I have to force myself to pick it up after I put it down. I was going to try switching to audio, but then I saw the narrator. Doesn‘t anyone other than Jennifer Ikeda narrate YA? No offense to those that enjoy her narration, I don‘t. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Guess it‘s back to the print copy for me.😔

howlinglibraries I didn‘t try the audio for this one, but I wasn‘t a big fan. I do remember the ending being my favorite part, for what it‘s worth! 4y
DGRachel @howlinglibraries Thanks. I‘m 120 pages in, so I‘ll try to keep going with the print copy. 4y
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DGRachel
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My original goal for today was to finish this book. I figured 6 hours was doable for a Saturday. It‘s now 9:30 pm and I haven‘t read a single page. Instead, I spent 4 hours reorganizing the bookshelves in my great room and hallway to accommodate all the Christmas purchases. I‘m now going to read until the muscle relaxer I had to take for my lower back knocks me out. What are the odds I‘ll remember anything I read tonight? 🤪😴😴

Crinoline_Laphroaig I love rearranging my bookshelves. I looking forward to do that next week when I have some quiet time 4y
DGRachel @Crinoline_Laphroaig I don‘t mind when I have less sorting/rearranging to do. I‘m too old to do it four or more hours. I hurt. 😂😂 4y
Aimeesue Haha! I take meds at night for chronic pain, and I NEVER remember the last five Kindle pages that I‘ve supposedly read. Of course, I make it worse by trying to “just make it to the end of the chapter!” Every. Single. Night. 😂😂😂 4y
DGRachel @Aimeesue I do the same thing! I hate stopping in the middle of a page. I need the end of a chapter or at least a chapter break. Honestly though, I‘m so wiped out that i think im going to watch Telly for another 20 minutes and then pass out. I‘ll pick up the book tomorrow. 4y
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DGRachel
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As a reward for finishing a book I started last year, I‘m grabbing the first of my TBR recommendations from Book Riot. Fingers crossed (and yes, I‘ve been having way too much fun with Photoshop Express).

JanePratt The picture is beautiful! 4y
CandycaneBelle It‘s on my TBR as well! 4y
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CandycaneBelle
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Thank you @OriginalCyn620 for my #jolabokaflodswap goodies! I can‘t wait to do some reading! Merry Christmas Eve everyone!! Thanks to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting!

OriginalCyn620 Glad you like! 🤗🎄 4y
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IheartYA
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#adventrecommends Day 10
I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. Surprised myself. It was really good!
#ya #youngadult

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DGRachel
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I decided to splurge on MyTBR personalized recommendations from BookRiot and my first set of recommendations arrived today and I couldn‘t be more excited. I‘ve only heard of one of these, but I can‘t wait to read all three!

rachelsbrittain I really enjoyed Girls Made of Snow and Glass! 4y
ReadingEnvy I liked Girls Burn Brighter 4y
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IheartYA
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Not a great month for me. Girls Made of Snow and Glass was my favorite, followed by Leah on the Offbeat.
#julystats #julyreads #youngadult

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HighLadyoftheStacks
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First book read for #24in48! Not a favorite but I admire what the author did with her retelling of Snow White. The main reason this isn‘t a pick for me is because of the lack of urgency. On to the next one!

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HighLadyoftheStacks
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First book being read for #24in48 is Girls Made of Snow and Glass. Unfortunately I work tonight and tomorrow night so I‘m not sure how much I‘ll be able to read this weekend, but I‘m going to give it my best shot!

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LadySarah
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This is a BEAUTIFUL book. The writing is gorgeous, the character voices are nuanced and distinct, and the complicated relationship between daughter and stepmother runs so deep it aches.

It essentially mixes the fairytales of Snow White and the Snow Queen, but grounds both in two intense protagonists. It's supurb.

(Also, Lynet has a subplot romance with another girl, which just makes me happy)

#fairytales #fantasy #queerlit #queerya

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IheartYA
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A rare 5 star review from me. I do not like fairy tale retellings AT ALL and the kingdom setting is so played out in recent YA that it deserves an eyeroll, but this story has its own heartbeat. I really like the writing style. The first few chapters were slow but once it picked up I was not bored again. The past/present transitions were sloppy and could have been better if the chapters were given a past header. I'm very impressed with this debut.

IheartYA @LibrarianRyan Thank you for choosing this book for the swap. It was quite the read! 5y
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. I bought myself a copy too so now I just have to find time to read it. 5y
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IheartYA
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I'm liking this so far. 95 pages read today.

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IheartYA
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We went to Stranger Con today. Knowing I would be doing a lot of waiting I brought a book but I was too excited to read it! My daughter had a photo op with Mille and Noah, and got Millie's autograph.
I plan to start the tagged book tomorrow.

Kathleenkelly That‘s so much fun!!! 5y
mcipher Cool!! 5y
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Biensoul
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Brutus is taking a nap while I try out this book this evening. Anyone else read this one? Not my typical jam, but rising/dueling fantasy queens seems to be one of the YA publishing trends I need to get on board with for recommendations for teens this fall.

wanderinglynn Aw, how sweet! ❤️🐶 5y
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IheartYA
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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@LibrarianRyan You are so sweet and thoughtful. The bookhugger is fantastic! I'm so excited to use it! Still waiting on a few more items for your box and then it will be on its way. I appreciate how kind you are. You really put a lot of time in to your creations and it shows. I will read the books soon. Thank you!!!❤❤❤
#makerswap

LibrarianRyan The fact that the seems matched was a total surprise. I had no idea until I put a book in it. A fatter book and it won't match but I love that it does occasionally. 5y
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sloanghost
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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This is a debut and it shows--slow start and rushed, puppyish ending. She could have stated less outright and trusted the reader more.
But it was still really good. It's a story of the redemptive healing of love between women--I can't remember the last time I read a really good YA mother daughter story.
Lynet was likeable, but for me Mina was the real standout character.
I would definitely hand this to a teen girl any time.

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sloanghost
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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We're reaching a point of tension where I don't know who is and isn't going to make it to the end of the book, and I'm genuinely anxious. This has happened on and off since I started reading again last year, and it's...weird. There needs to be a sticker for when a book has you sweating bullets.

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sloanghost
Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Lynet keeps thinking about her crush on Nadia but like...I still don't feel like I know Nadia? Their whole relationship happened in montage.
The dynamic between Mina and Lynet is much more interesting, and with that in mind--as much as I hate to say it when I want so much to see lgbt+ girls in YA--the romance still feels tacked on and unnecessary at 65%.

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