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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. J.K. Rowling | J K Rowling
This novel takes up the story of Harry Potter's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Voldemort's power and followers are increasing day by day, in the midst of the battle of good and evil.
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GypsyKat
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Loving this reread. ⚡️ #Potterhead

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GypsyKat
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Starting off my day right. ❤️⚡️ #MugsOfLitsy

Toughangelbooks I love that cover edition! 20h
GypsyKat @Toughangelbooks Thank you! I love it, too! The hubs got me the whole set for Christmas. 😊❤️⚡️ 20h
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Pickpick

Book #3 - This one was always in my top 2 in the past, but I think it‘s down to 3rd favorite on this reread. I love how much backstory we are given on Voldemort, another thing the movies omitted much of while adding in scenes that never happened in the book.

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WomanistBibliophile
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Don‘t you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realise that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!

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Neesay

"Yes," said Harry stiffly.
"Yes, sir."
"There's no need to call me "sir" Professor."

tpixie 😂 4w
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Hiddenstar
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Poor Dumbly.

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alessandrafn
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Back to this "little" series. Stephen Fry is so, so good.

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jenniferw88
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Hogwarts has to be my favourite #magicalsetting #newyearnewyou @Eggs

ladym30 Beautiful! 1mo
Eggs Pure magic👏🏻💗👏🏻 1mo
BGam 🥳🥳 enjoy 1mo
lnwalker01 I am on Goblet of Fire right now! 😍 1mo
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Emu
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Reading for my daughter. Love the long Christmas holidays. #raisingreaders #harrypotter

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MidnightBookGirl
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I'm starting this challenge today, and since there's 31 days in January, I'll just post the first prompt today. One of my favorite series is Harry Potter, and my favorite book is Half Blood Prince. I think it's also the first HP book I listened to on audiobook, which introduced me to the magic of Jim Dale. I listened to it a lot, and it got me through a rough time in my life.

wanderinglynn What a cool challenge! 👍🏻💙 2mo
Scochrane26 HBP was the first HP book that I got when it was released. I didn‘t start reading them until after the 5th one. 2mo
Kimmypete1 Thanks! Looking for something to keep up the momentum lol. 2mo
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funkyreader
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AmyTheBookdragon
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Such a good day at Warner Bros Studio in London, so magical and wonderful, I felt like I was actually in the movie! Already planning my next trip there for the Slytherin event 🐍😍
#Hogwarts #HarryPotter #Magic #Slytherin

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Koda.A

Genre: Fantasy
Date Started: Oct 12
Date Completed: Oct 27,
How did you choose this book: Next book in series
Write a brief summary of the novel who was the protagonist what was the problem and how was the problem resolved? The protagonist is Harry Potter
The problem is that Harry must collect six Horcruxes belonging to the evil Voldemort to turn him mortal again. Harry discusses his plans with Hermione and they decide to hunt down the horcruxes

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Natalia_Mc

Genre: Fantasy
date started: november 16th 2019
date completed: November 25th 2019
what made you chose this book? I chose this book because it looked interesting and because I love harry potter.
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xicanti
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I managed to do some #audiobaking! This cake is for my aunt and uncle‘s “Suck It, Grandma!” Christmas Eve party. Once a year or so, we all get together and eat stuff she refused to touch, like Chinese food and chocolate cake. I went with Nigella‘s chocolate fudge cake, done as a 3-layer instead of the 2-layer specified in the recipe, and I think I‘m gonna frost it with sour cream chocolate icing. I‘ll decide closer to the date.

MandaMT This is the most original way to honor someone I‘ve ever heard of. Sounds like a fun way to share memories. I love it. 3mo
BlameJennyJane Um... yum!! And cool tradition! 3mo
Emilymdxn Oh my word that sounds fantastic! What book is the recipe in?? I need to make that cake ASAP 3mo
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xicanti @MandaMT @BlameJennyJane last year we did it for her birthday! 3mo
xicanti @Emilymdxn the cake is from NIGELLA BITES and the sour cream chocolate icing is from HOW TO BE A DOMESTIC GODDESS. There‘s an official fudge icing in NB, but I love the sour cream icing so much that I want to run with it. Plus, the fudge cake and the sour cream cake have similar ingredients in slightly different proportions, so I figure it‘ll be a good fit. 3mo
LauraJ Your family sounds fun! 3mo
xicanti @LauraJ we‘re just a bunch of people who really want an excuse to eat great food. 3mo
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xicanti
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I had a use-stuff-up special for supper tonight: Tom Yum soup liberally spiked with dipping fish sauce and seeded with noodles, mushrooms, kale, tomato, green onion, and turkey.

Between cooking and dishes, I‘ve made a pretty good start on HPB. I still find that I‘m really, really excited about rereading these later books. I‘m gonna be sad when I finish the series. #audiocooking

Kimberlone Yum! I made chicken noodle soup for dinner tonight. We got our first big snow in my neck of the woods today, so it felt appropriate! 3mo
Kimberlone Also, book 4-7 still make me cry all these years later. I did a listen of the whole series for the first time this year and it was such a great experience! 3mo
xicanti @Kimberlone I‘ve had SUCH an amazing time listening to them! This is my first reread in seven years, too, so it felt appropriate to shake things up this way. 3mo
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saresmoore
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Can‘t resist sharing these happy faces. We are really having a blast in The Wizarding World.

kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ thanks for sharing their joy!!! 3mo
merelybookish So fun! 3mo
BarbaraBB So cute! And they both look like you (I think!) 💕 3mo
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LeahBergen Aww! Look at them! 💕💕💕 3mo
Vaseemkhan Nyc baby 3mo
Suet624 Awww, that‘s so fun! Thanks for sharing. 💕 3mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!How did they get so big?👏😀 3mo
CafeMom I think I had more fun than my son did when we went. 3mo
saresmoore @CafeMom Yes! My husband and I had a blast! 3mo
saresmoore @BarbaraBB They do! Though my eldest daughter bears a much more obvious resemblance with her red hair. 3mo
saresmoore @LeahBergen Can we talk about the current state of Elliott‘s teeth? 😆 3mo
saresmoore @Leftcoastzen One of my friends accused me of casting the “engorgio” spell on them. 🙃 3mo
ReadingEnvy That's happiness! 3mo
andrew61 I must have missed those photos sara and they are lovely, definitely somewhere i must go. Thanks for sharing 2mo
TrishB How lovely ♥️ 2mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Before I start, shout out to my Fortnite-obsessed kiddo for setting up this photo. He really wanted to included his Harry Potter Fortnite skin in the pic.

I had a (brief) departure from my Harry Potter re-read but am now back at it with J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This feels SO much as just a lead-in to the grand finale that in some ways, assessing Half-Blood Prince on its own merits is difficult. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod On the whole, though, I did find it to be satisfying. Rowling does a good job establishing Ginny (for the first time!) as a strong character and future partner for Harry. The romance between Ron and Hermione is satisfying . . . and Lavendar is sufficiently annoying. Harry's dual obsessions with Draco and Snape prove both to be true (kind of) and unbearable, while the ongoing relationship with Dumbledore, which deepens here, is both SUCH ⬇️ 3mo
UnabridgedPod a great addition to the novel AND quite puzzling.
(Read Rainbow Rowell's take on this--what is UP with some of what Dumbledore chooses *not* to tell Harry!?!) This is a perfect penultimate story, leading right in to Death Hallows.⠀

As for the movie . . . it's solid. Jim Broadbent as Slughorn is brilliant, and I love watching the young actors develop into these familiar, well-loved roles. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod It's great. Alan Rickman as Snape is my ABSOLUTE favorite. And that conclusion is just gorgeous. Dumbledore!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks I love getting back stories and history, so weirdly this may be my favorite book in the series. Learning what shaped Voldemort and how he became who/what he is, was actually something I really enjoyed. 3mo
UnabridgedPod @TheAromaofBooks What a great perspective!! 3mo
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Alisnazzy
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In his Harry Potter pjs and reading HBP. 😍😍😍

Lcsmcat Awww! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz How cute!! 3mo
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Julsmarshall Precious! What a special moment! 3mo
BookNAround So adorable! 3mo
DrJAdMerricksson 💖💖💖📚📚 3d
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Most of you guys know I‘m a knitter....and most would guess I‘m crazy about Potter but....last night I got to combine my two loves when I made these knitting stitch markers. I got the idea from Etsy....someone was selling the same thing for 50$. I made mine from under 20$ ;). I am going to order that sellers Doctor Who stuff though. #knitter #happiness #potterhead #Potterverse

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Mehso-so

#2 When young Harry Potter ventures into his second last year at Hogwarts he suspects that something strange is going on. He is also convinced the Draco Malfoy, his enemy in his very own year, bares Voldemorts dark mark. Is Harry going to win? Find out by reading this book as Harry prepares to face what lies ahead. If you like books that have suspense then this is your book. I also think that this book was a fast read because I really enjoyed it.

Cfischbuch These books are truly full of suspense. Edge of your seat reading. 4mo
MissYaremcio Great work Hannah! My favourite Harry Potter is the third! What's yours? 4mo
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bookishbitch
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A splurge from my travels. Thankful for airport shopping opportunities. #househufflepuff

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Tim Hortons - 9A
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Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Mystery
Date Started: October 1, 2019
Date Completed: December 29, 2019
How did you choose this book: I decided to read and complete the Harry Potter series.
Books: 3

Tim Hortons - 9A Summary: Voldemort grows stronger and continues his scheme to rule the wizarding world. As Harry Potter heads to Hogwards, he soon learns that his school enemy, Draco, is a part of Voldemort's Death Eaters and Harry desires to discover Draco's plans. Dumbledore, furthermore, wants to aid Harry to fight against Voldemort and save the wizarding world. Dumbledore teaches Harry the past and method of defeating Voldemort, and end his reign of terror. (edited) 2mo
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kgriffith
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“But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic!“
Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, “The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.”
(I can't be the only person who thinks of sci-fi/fantasy world connections while reading every assigned text for my classes, can I?)

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harry potter re-read continues ✨ going to try and get this one done cause we got tickets to see Half Blood Prince in concert in October and i‘m so excited about it!! i‘ve never actually seen the movie (i‘m a snob and just think the books are better) so i‘m even more excited that my first viewing will be quite an experience 🐍🐍🐍

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Shuga
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Oh my. I know why I hate getting to this book. It‘s such a sad read. Love my HP ..strange watching/hearing/reading as the characters go through their growing pains... I‘m going to try to re-read the last book but the 1st time through was heartbreaking.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Left for work early to walk through a little fair (a food truck wars festival) set up downtown in my city today and then found a nice grassy spot for a couple of chapters. 😁

Jas16 I love this picture 5mo
mcipher This looks magical!! 5mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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I can't help it. Now, when I'm reading HP that isnt in illustrated format, in the back of my head I'm trying to wish it into my existence at that very moment.

I know it's the words that make the story...im just so in love with the illustrated editions that I wish wish wish they were all released already for me to Ohhh and Ahhh over.

Still loving the story though. I'm just sayin is all. 🤷‍♂️

ValerieAndBooks Yay Ravenclaw 💙!! 6mo
DGRachel I actually paused my reread of the HP books when I finished Azkaban in March because I knew Goblet of Fire was coming out in October. I will pick up my reread then. 😊 6mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @DGRachel lol. I'm doing the same thing. I'm not reading them in order this year but knew I would wait on Goblet for the illustrated. 👏 6mo
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GypsyKat Love the illustrated editions! And #Ravenclaw #HousePride 💙⚡️ 6mo
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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The boys and I finished our NEWTs and we look forward to our future magical careers! Through the month of August my boys and I participated in the #newtsreadathon2019 and I am so proud of my kiddos for all of the reading they have done over the month (and over this past summer as a whole)!!! The #magicalreadathon2019 is always so much fun to take part in and a great chance to bond with my little guys ❤️💙💚💛

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beeda
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Pickpick

FINALLY finished my reread. Life just got in the way of finishing in a time frame that I wanted. These books never get old and I always notice something new with each reread. HP has my heart! Love the series. I will say that the action doesn‘t really happen in this book until the last few chapters. Everything before it gets a bit repetitive at times.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Every year as soon as September hits I fall into Harry Potter again.

I always wonder if this is the year that I'll pass on my re-read of Harry & friends and use that precious time for other unread books instead.

Whelp. Guess this isn't that year. No planned reading order this time. Just gonna go with the flow and read 'em (or listen) as the mood strikes me.

Half Blood Prince is first up. 🤘

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BarkingMadRun
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What an amazing box of goodness! Thanks to @curiouserandcurioser for the amazing gifts and to for organizing! #fallathogwartsswap #fahs #lunalovegood

curiouserandcurioser So glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun making the Luna cross stitch 😊 Such a fun swap!! 6mo
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jenniferw88
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#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady @TCLinrow

1. Vanilla | Mint | Orange | Cinnamon
2. Chocolate - After Eights / Chocolate Oranges are my fave!
3. Cats!!!
4. An excuse to re-watch my fave HP movie with my fave actress in (Helena Bonham Carter)

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JordanD
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Pickpick

I know I‘m obviously like 25 years behind the curve. However, this is my first time reading beyond the 1st book of the HP series, or I should say listening to the HP series. Audiobooks are my new addiction and I‘m so happy I waited a few weeks so I could join the potter-heads! I have screamed and laughed out loud in my car and I look forward to my daily commute. 2 weeks until I wrap up the series with the Deathly Hallows- I cant wait!

Bookwormjillk I‘m jealous! 6mo
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teebe
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... 🤨🙄😑

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Happy Sunday! ✨

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JenlovesJT47
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1. Nothing really pops to mind because I eat small amounts of whatever I want to keep myself from going insane. But I do on occasion drink too much Mt Dew! 😬
2. My French copies of the last two Harry Potter books I found at the used bookstore. 🤓
3. Tagged. I‘ve gotten little else read the last few weeks as I make my way through HP for the third time. ⚡️
4. @Avanders @Gissy @GingerAntics @MrBook

#wondrouswednesday

JenlovesJT47 Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! 🤗🤗🤗 6mo
Eggs #1 *moderation* that‘s admirable 👏🏻🤗 6mo
DaveGreen7777 @JenlovesJT47 You‘re most welcome! 😊 6mo
MrBook Whooaa! Wish I still knew French. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thank you for the tag ☺️🤗🤗🤗!!! 6mo
Avanders Oooh Harry Potter 👏🏽👏🏽 And thanks for the tag! ♥️😘 6mo
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Clockworkprinceherondale
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Classic

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Eggbeater
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Got to meet up with @hermyknee at #LeakyCon #LittensIRL we listened to author panels with Hafsah Faizal, Mark Oshiro, Mackenzie Lee, Nic Stone, and Angie Thomas and we were in an ELEVATOR with TOM FELTON!

Leftcoastzen Cool! 6mo
sudi That's so cool, and what a great picture 👍 6mo
SamanthaMarie WHAT?!?!?! I would have lost my ever loving mind on that elevator ride. So cool!!!! And yay for Litsy friends IRL!! 6mo
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Eggbeater @SamanthaMarie I completely froze up. I was facing the other way because I was sitting in a motorized scooter so I couldn't turn around to stare. When he left he said "thank you, loves." 6mo
hermyknee @Eggbeater it was an amazing day 🥰 6mo
SamanthaMarie That is such a great encounter!!! He really seems so nice!! I would have melted with my face burning red hahaha. 6mo
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Kcompton2912
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I got two copies, $1 each!!!!!!!! What!?!??

TheSpineView Wow! That's a find! 😊😊😊 6mo
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Vijay_krishna

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.

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RoxyWilde
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Onward for Harry Potter month

mydearwatson This is one where I liked the movie better than the book 😳. 7mo
melissajayne I agree. 6mo
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beeda
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Currently on vacation but brought my book to try and squeeze in some reading time! Still working rereading my shelves before I get any new books..sadly it‘s taking way longer than I want but it‘s a nice trip down memory lane.

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bewareofwords
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I kicked off #24b4Monday just after midnight (thank you, insomnia...), so I just finished my first book of the weekend! The end of this book is always heart-breaking, but I‘m feeling ready to take on the last book and finish the series soon.

Time so far: 19 mins

#bookishbingo: Gold lettering on cover
#bfcr2: 7/8

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bewareofwords
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DAY 4 of #thereadingrush

I‘m happy with the progress I‘ve made so far! I‘m very close to finishing the Half-Blood Prince, and I was able to get through some of What to Expect today too. I‘m excited to see how the weekend goes!

jessinikkip Wow, great job!! I fell off on my reading. The past couple days of work have been ROUGH and I was excited for the badges to keep me motivated, but without those I havent really been motivated to read as hard as I was. 7mo
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Dear god, these books are killer on the feelings.

tjwill My favorite one! 💕 7mo
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