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Cinder
Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles | Marissa Meyer
The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but noI can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the nave sidethings that could be said about me tooalthough she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesomeshe's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
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Oldschool_millenial
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I really need to stop staying up late to finish audiobooks; it is almost 1 am.

Next book... Eenie meenie miney mo.......... After I sleep 🛏️💤

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Oldschool_millenial
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Another series I was missing out on! I was worried when I first heard the audio, since I wasn't sure what to make of the narrator's voice, but she was amazing!
Ahh! another intense ending--but resolved with the best send off ever (hush now, spoilers 😉🤫)

Eagerly awaiting the next book to come in.

staci.reads The series just keeps getting better too! 6d
Oldschool_millenial @staci.reads *SQUEAL* 🤩 6d
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Last lines. Best send off EVER!

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Oldschool_millenial
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MY HEART! Gahhhh! The finale... Ahhhh!

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Oldschool_millenial
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This quote could not hit closer to home 😔

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Oldschool_millenial
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I got chills 😱

AkashaVampie Now I wanna read this even more! 1w
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Oldschool_millenial
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A bundle of audio books came in from the library all at once. I got about 38 total hours with this digital haul, being a few hours into "Cinder." Here we go!

#tbr #audiobooks #crazyrichasians #theshining

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Super creative retelling. Great audiobook performer/narrator.

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hannah-leeloo Love this series 2w
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Booktastic
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Pickpick

Might be between Pick & SoSo. I enjoyed it more than I expected to! #cinder #marissameyer #retelling #ya #cyborg

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Booktastic
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1. I barely have any books in my house. I read entirely on my phone! I love the convenience and it's so easy to borrow from the library. I rarely buy a book. Am I the only one?

2. I have volunteered for a dog rescue for almost 10 years... and now I have 4 dogs 🐶🐶🐶🐶

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 💜🐾 I have two rescues myself. 2w
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Lizylindz03
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Why can‘t I get in to this?!

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Booktastic
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I was worried I would hate this - and I'm not great at walking away from a book. I tried to read one of the books written by the Wicked author, the Snow White one, and I hated it. I read Dorothy Must Die, the reinvention of The Wizard of Oz, and hated it too. But, I'm doing a reading challenge and need a 'retelling' of a famous story, so I decided on this. I'm pleasantly surprised - I like it so far!

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Gnora
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My July 2019 reads! Much better than June, but still a slower month. Hopefully now that Summer reading has died down things will go back to normal.

#readinglog #July2019 #roundup #litsyloveslibrearies

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Molly_the_mezzo

I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Melli Good for you. It‘s still an accomplishment 1mo
Readerann 12 hours is awesome! Hope you get home soon. ❤️ 1mo
EKonrad Feel better! 😊 1mo
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RebL Thanks for reading along with us from your hospital bed. May you get some easy rest! 1mo
UwannaPublishme Feel better! ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks I hope you get well soon! Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Tonton Get well soon! 1mo
dragondrool Hope it's all better soon and that you have a much easier time of reading. 1mo
Smrloomis Hope things are better now! 🤞🏽 4w
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Molly_the_mezzo
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I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Librarybelle Excellent! 1mo
KathyWheeler I can barely get any reading done in the hospital. I‘m amazed you were able to get in 12 hours! 1mo
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Molly_the_mezzo @KathyWheeler I usually barely get a few pages. A lot of it was audio, which helps a lot. 1mo
24in48 Amazing job! And we hope you're doing okay! 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get sprung from the hospital and feel much better soon! 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thanks so much! Doing much better! 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 Thank you very much! 1mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 1mo
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Molly_the_mezzo
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I‘m really bad at picking favorites, but I‘m working on a ya book right now, so I‘m going with that one! It‘s slow-going because I‘m listening instead of reading, so a book that might take me two hours is taking me ten. #24in48

Lovesbooks87 I loved this series! 1mo
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Molly_the_mezzo
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I‘ve switched to an audiobook, having caved to my pounding head. Due to headache, dilaudid, and Benadryl, I‘ve only done about 2 hours and 15 minutes so far. #24in48

24in48 Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thank you very much! 1mo
CareBear That sounds awful! Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
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Molly_the_mezzo
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Cinder, the second book in my tbr, is perfect for the first #24in48 challenge. Excuse the photo quality, my hands are shaky cause I‘m sick and the lighting is bad in the hospital.

Lcsmcat Get well soon! 1mo
Geeklet Oh no! Feel better soon! 1mo
Mollyanna Feel better soon! 1mo
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24in48 Hope you're feeling better soon! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I hope you are back at home soon! 1mo
Jas16 I hope that you feel better soon 💐 1mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 1mo
Hufflepuffle Feel better soon!! 1mo
Readerann 🤗 1mo
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ehewett88
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just finished reading this and really enjoyed it. I didn't think I would like this retelling with cyborgs but it really brought a nice twist to this all familiar tale. great read!!

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stephothebesto
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I liked the world building, but the plot was very predictable and the "big reveals" were not shocking at all. The edition I have also has a lot of bonus material, so the ending was abrupt since there were so many pages left. I miiiight give the next one's a try.

ElizaMarie I was iffy about Cinder too. Currently listening to Scarlet... it‘s pretty good so far 1mo
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stephothebesto
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Kicking off the weekend. I told y'all I'd be reading more Marissa Meyer. The local library really pulled through! I got all 3 (main) books in the series!

readingjedi That brew sounds interesting! 🍻 1mo
Shley9225 There are 4 main books... 1mo
stephothebesto @readingjedi it's pretty good! I love sour beers and am excited that they're trendy these days. This is the description on the can, which cracks me up: This German Gose is bright and frisky, tart and saline, and dances on the palate with punches of peach. Thirst quenching beyond all imagination, Peach Dodo is the finest of liquids for a beach picnic or for making history. 1mo
stephothebesto @Shley9225 woops. I guess #4 got lost in the shuffle when I was checking on Goodreads. Thanks for letting me know. 1mo
Shley9225 Yeah there‘s Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter (in that order) 1mo
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MusicallyMorgan
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I‘m rereading because I LOVE. THIS. BOOK.

brit91 I been wanting to read this series just haven't got to it yet!🙃 2mo
Cheshirecat913 Yes!! Love the series. 2mo
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mreads
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#audiocrafting a bar towel embroidery gift while listening to The Lunar Chronicles, book 1. Better late than never.😄 Enjoyed the Cinderella retelling.

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Today‘s #colormepretty is #redwhiteandblue!

Two of these are Marissa Meyer and that‘s gotta say something. The Lunar Chronicles are fantastic fairy tale retellings, and the Renegades series brings new life to superhero books.

The Raven Boys is, again, one of my favorite series. Please, if you like paranormal YA, read these books.

Caraval is far from one of my favorite books, but I‘ve been told the trilogy gets better. We‘ll see.

Happy July 4!

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EllaShook21
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😍 😍 😍

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“Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?”

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MusicallyMorgan
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I have a lot of fun at the library.

wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍 2mo
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royallyregan93
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Just started this one! I put it above my others because it‘s due back in 6 days!

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Wonderwoman89
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The story is definitely different than the Cinderella that we all know. It is also book one in a series so the ending is not happily ever after. You will have to continue with the series to find out what happens. Some parts were confusing but sometimes when I am reading, I have distractions that interfere so that may be why the story had confusing parts.

Lovesbooks87 Loved this series! So sad when it ended! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Looking forward to reading this! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Lovesbooks87 can it be read as a standalone? 3mo
Lovesbooks87 @Jee_HookedOnBookz it could be but cinders story continues in all the other books as well! 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Lovesbooks87 oh great 😅 I might not start then coz the series has more than like 3 books 😅 3mo
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I've been aware of the existence of this series for years, but had thought it would be more of a love story. However, this retelling is so much more than that. There's a great sci-fi aspect, some decent world-building, good character development, political intrigue, and a touch of romance. I'm disappointed in myself for waiting so long to start this series, but I'm also excited I now have a few more books to read in the Lunar Chronicles.

JohannaRose This series is probably one of my favorites! The books can get pretty long but man I loved them! I‘m excited for you that you‘re getting to experience then for the first time! Happy reading 😃 3mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Awesome!! Thank you, I'm excited too!! 🎉 3mo
SW-T I loved this series 😊 3mo
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Sweetdgabe87 I adored this series!!!! So good! 3mo
Lovesbooks87 I read this series and it was a total blame it on Litsy read! I loved it and was so sad when it ended! 3mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime So glad you all loved it, that makes me even more amped to read the rest of the series 🙌 3mo
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This was a good book—the world/idea was very creative, and I liked seeing the story unfold. I thought the characters were a little annoying (but that was probably because I didn‘t love the reader), but I want to give the next book a try! 🤗
#bookishbingo: Characters dance

Lovesbooks87 Loved this series! 3mo
bewareofwords @Lovesbooks87 Yay! I‘m looking forward to whatever comes next! (edited) 3mo
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Can my review just be internal screaming? Oh my god this book blew me off my feet. I heard it was good but wow! I went out and bought the rest of the series. Sorry not sorry. Great character development and world building! Saw the big reveal coming but still didn‘t take away from a fantastic book!

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It wasn‘t my favorite book of all time but it was really good I do recommend this book and she is one of my favorite authors as well so yes I do think you should read it but once again was not my favorite

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I loved this book from start to finish. A unique twist on the Cinderella tale. This book reels you in and keeps you hooked. If you love fairytales and fantasy then do yourself a favor and fantasy then pick this book up. But please bear in mind this is the first in a series and it finishes on a cliffhanger.

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Book #44 of my year and I have wanted to read this series for a while now. Excited to finally check it out!

Caffeinated_Reader Oh my stars! This is such a great and exciting read. I love the fairytale sci-fi contrast. I can‘t wait to find out what happens. I wish these books were longer lol 3mo
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EmilieGR
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Pretty good not great

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OnePageAtATime
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"Imagine there was a cure, but finding it would cost you everything. It would completely ruin your life. What would you do?"

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"Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.”

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"Even in the Future the Story Begins with Once Upon a Time."

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BriannaT
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I am SUCH a sucker for twisted fairy tales! In this futuristic fairy tale, Cinder is a cyborg abused by her stepmother in New Beijing, while the earth is plagued by, well, a plague and imminent war. There was one twist near the end that I saw coming, but it didn‘t stop me from devouring the book in one day. I‘m eager to see how other fairy tales fit in this series (Scarlett retells Little Red Riding hood)!

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I am having such a book slump, so I picked up this one. Is this series worth the read?

TCLinrow I personally loved this book, but I haven't read the rest if the series yet 😊 it's a really interesting retelling with a twist 4mo
Clwojick I really enjoyed it, but I did audio format 🎧 4mo
Lovesbooks87 I loved this series!!!! I read the whole series in a week! 4mo
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Wonderwoman89 @Clwojick I can‘t do audiobooks. For some reason I can‘t concentrate on the story. I have to actually read the book myself. I think there is a name for it. It is a type of learning behavior. 4mo
Clwojick Fair enough ♥️ A few of my friends can‘t do them either. Or they can handle them on speaker phone, but not with headphones. 4mo
Wonderwoman89 @Clwojick a friend suggested I try listening to audio while I am falling asleep. I haven‘t yet though. My luck I would have a nightmare. 4mo
Clwojick Thats my favourite to listen to them. I have a hard time shutting off my mind at the end of the day, and it helps me let everything melt away. Just set the timer, and slowly drift off. ♥️ 4mo
tracey38 I really enjoyed this series. I've read all but the last book. 4mo
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TCLinrow
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I have a couple of reviews to catch up with today, so let's get started ☺
I love this book! The narration on the audiobook was amazing, and the story was gripping start to finish! (Even if I did have to stop listening for a bit because I wasn't ready for it to end). I love retellings of fairytales and this one did not disappoint. I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series ❤💜💙

#TBRChallenge #CatchingUp #Audible

Lovesbooks87 I absolutely loved this series and was so sad to see it end! 4mo
TCLinrow @Lovesbooks87 I'm enjoying reading it right now but I can already imagine the book hangover I'll have when I get to the end 😅 4mo
ShyBookOwl I gobbled up this series as it released. Love the sci fi angle in the retellings ❤ 4mo
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LokiDokey
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Day 27 of #SpringIntoReading
Here is my favorite #OneWordTitles series. I've said this a few times in previous posts and I'll probably say it a few more in the future, but Cinder is a book I constantly recommend to people. It is so good that sometimes I wish I could read it for the first time all over again.
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
MommyOfTwo Love this series! 4mo
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#OneWordTitles 1️⃣ #SpringIntoReading 🐇🌸📖

#BookNerd 📚💙🤓

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You have so many!! Pretty 📚💗 4mo
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dgingo
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A quick, enjoyable YA adaptation of Cinderella in a post-WWIV future with cyborgs. Meyer telegraphs her moves and “surprises” way too clearly and early on in the novel, but maybe the target reader wouldn‘t recognize all of them? It was an enjoyable read, regardless. It‘s a good thing I already have the rest of the books in the series.

#BookClub #AutographedRead #YA #Series #PleasureReading

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Although I don‘t typically like to read my autographed copies of books, sometimes I need to make an exception. Squeezing in a little pre-work meeting reading to finish this one before tonight‘s #RogueBookClub meeting.

StellarDoc Rogue book club? 4mo
StellarDoc I don't like that name. Not at all. 4mo
dgingo @StellarDoc The other hashtag would be far too long #WMRYABWDATW 😂#WeWentRogue 4mo
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StellarDoc I don't think we went rogue, though. 4mo
dgingo Good grief. Not that tag, @StellarDoc ! 😩😬 I‘m good with a new hashtag and name. Maybe part of our conversation tonight! (edited) 4mo
StellarDoc I think that's a good idea. Rogue is my favorite of the X-Men, but the concept of "going rogue" has forever been tainted because of the book I tagged. I can't condone it connected with our book club. 4mo
dgingo 👍🏼 4mo
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I'm using my Owlcrate mug for the #PopJarGame for this weekend's #24B4Monday. I added a few more books to my possibilities stack so that I'll have more to pull from. Looking forward to Friday! 🐸

@TheReadingMermaid
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TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness I love your frog! 😍😍😍 4mo
Andrew65 Your frog would have made a great jar 😂 Good luck with the Readathon. 👍 @TheReadingMermaid 4mo
tracey38 Love the mug 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I love your mug and this photo 😱😍😍💖 4mo
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