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Binti: The Complete Trilogy
Binti: The Complete Trilogy | Nnedi Okorafor
Includes a brand-new Binti story! Collected for the first time in an omnibus edition, the Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Binti trilogy, the story of one extraordinary girl's journey from her home to distant Oomza University. In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey. But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination. There is more to the history of the Medusae--and their war with the Khoush--than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace. Collected now for the first time in omnibus form, follow Binti's story in this groundbreaking sci-fi trilogy.
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BekaReid
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Edgar is my reading buddy today. I read the first Binti novella a few years ago and loved it. Excited to get back to Nnedi Okorafor's phenomenal world building and discover the rest of Binti's story.

Leftcoastzen Awww!😻 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Edgar!! 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
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bookishbitch
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I really enjoyed this one. It reminded me why I love sci-fi books so much. The world building was incredible. I've read that hulu is making an adaptation. Which will be interesting to watch if only to see how they manage to portray some of the characters. (It's gonna cost them a buck or two for sure!) I will definitely be reading more by this author and I hope they do a good job with the hulu show or movie. (NASA YouTube TV for the background.)

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PhoenixRISING2x

A very OKAY book, or rather, collection of novellas.

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LouBeth
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Soubhiville Ooooo, I love these books. That‘s a great deal. 12mo
GondorGirl Woot! Thanks for the heads up! 12mo
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CaliforniaCay
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I loved this book and would highly recommend it to any and all sci-fi/fantasy fans! Major black panther vibes with the technologically advanced African civilizations. I can't wait to see the hulu adaption! A quote from the book that I feel perfectly sums up the main character: "Binti was change, she was revolution, she was heroism" ????????

Libby1 This looks AMAZING. 13mo
MeganAnn Wait… Hulu is adapting this into a tv series?!?! OMG 😱 🎉❤️ Loved this so much I am now freaking out at this news! 13mo
Kayla.Adriena Ahhh i have this in a tbr stack! Must get to it quick!! I've sci fi! 13mo
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Nikki_Reads_2021
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If you‘re interested in a quick and captivating sci fi series, then the Binti series is for you. These books follow the coming of age of Binti of the Himba tribe. Binti leaves home to attend school at an intergalactic university. What she learns expands way beyond her studies. Throughout the series, Binti morphs from a human girl into another species she‘s been taught to hate. As Binti begins to love others deeply, she does the same herself.

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rwmg
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Binti is the first Himba to be admitted to Oomza University but while she is on the way, her ship is attacked and apart from the pilot and Binti herself, everyone on board is killed. Binti develops a special bond with one of the attackers, Okwu.

Apart from one slip that really should have been caught by the editor, this is a masterpiece of storytelling. I am defiintely going to be keeping an eye open for the author's other works.

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rwmg
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rwmg
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🙄 Careless editing within 3 pages or does it get cleared up later?

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thegreentealibrarian
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I read the first novella months ago and then picked up this bind-up from the library. I read the short story and then didn't stop until I finished the 2nd and 3rd novellas. It was bizarre and amazing. Sometimes painful. Like many, I thought it could have been expanded further.

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underground_bks
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Nnedi Okorafor‘s world-building is astonishing, and I would love to explore the vastness of the Binti universe, which these three novellas somehow show us so much of in such a short span of time! I expected the books to take place at Oomza Uni, so I was disappointed there, but I really enjoyed reflecting on the rich themes of harmony and change and tradition, the necessity of becoming something other than what you were, and of trauma and recovery.

Freefader I‘m excited about her new one. 2y
underground_bks @Freefader She is SO prolific, it‘s impressive! Stoked for when her screenplay adaptation of Octavia Butler‘s Dawn hits too! 2y
Freefader I have the arc on my night stand. 2y
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bookishbitch
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My local indie bookstore had a small event today. These were the books that came home with me. #supportlocal

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slategreyskies
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These books are all on sale in the Kindle store today, in case anyone‘s interested. I got all of them for $13 total, even though my TBR is already Mount Everest high. 🤦🏻‍♀️ :)

Kangaj1 I adored the Binti series. 2y
slategreyskies @Kangaj1 I‘ve been meaning to read it for a while now. It looks really good! 2y
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Chittavrtti
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I could have bought each story individually a few years ago. My unusual patience in not doing so is rewarded with this edition:) Sadly, I may only have two more of her books left to read as new before having to start rereading her works.

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Afua
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The ways this work handles complexity in identity, purpose and loyalty. The skillful & purposeful world building. A tech driven world that literally breathes & centres the different possibilities and definitions of life, contrasted in ways that sci-fi can be cold & metallic & sterile. The efficiency in storytelling.The commentaries on us that expand delightfully. The joy of a black female lead, and officially my favorite spaceships ever imagined.

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Tywash
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Finally some time to finish this.

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arlenefinnigan
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This is a fantastic gripping story, with a load of great plot twists I didn't see coming. The themes of prejudice stemming from ignorance and fear, the complexity of identity and the horror and futility of war are explored really well without it feeling like a lecture, and the writing is beautifully vivid.

Reggie I almost threw my book across the room when what happens near the end. But then the author was like SIKE!!! And then I was ok. Lololol But then I was like How much does poor Binti have to take?!!!! 2y
arlenefinnigan @Reggie hahaha I loved that. 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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State of me drinking from a cup on the train like a posh dickhead instead of necking from the bottle like a normal person. If I accidentally spill red wine in a library book I will never forgive myself. #BooksAndBooze

TrishB 😂😂 2y
squirrelbrain Oooh get you! Living life on the edge 🤣 2y
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain I had to switch to my library ebook on my phone, the fear of wine staining my print book was too much. 2y
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squirrelbrain I love how you‘re not bothered about spilling on yourself, just on the book! 🍷 2y
arlenefinnigan @squirrelbrain of course! Clothes can get thrown in the wash! 2y
Cathythoughts Enjoy 📚& 🍷 2y
Bookwomble You'd feel a right meff if you stained your book 😄 2y
arlenefinnigan @Bookwomble I'd be FEWMIN 2y
Caroline2 😆 2y
CarolynM 😂 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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#BooksAndBooze on a packed Northern train. Got a seat, got a book, got wine. Living my best life.

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arlenefinnigan
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Weekday afternoon #BooksAndBooze. Cannot beat it.

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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 8: a sci fi/fantasy novella. Three of them in fact cos I'm hardcore.

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Reggie
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I read all 3 over a couple of days and found them to be amazing. Binti is a girl who sneaks away from all she has ever known to attend a university in space but ends up being the sole survivor of the ship. She brokers intergalactic peace all the while going through the growing pains of a 17 yo. The world building in here‘s great. Just when I thought I wasn‘t connected to these books I was thrown emotional curveballs. An Afrofuturistic Pick!

lovelybookshelf I loved these, too! 😍 3y
sprainedbrain I really need to get to these! 3y
Reggie @lovelybookshelf omg, I cried so hard in the middle of the 3rd one..... and then SIKE!!!! She‘s alive!!!! Lol but I did feel bad for the camel. 3y
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Reggie @sprainedbrain it‘s amazing how susceptible to Sci-fi I have become- oh yeah, the living ship in the shape of a shrimp will carry it‘s passengers back to Earth faster because it‘s pregnant? Well good for her!!! You‘ll dig these books! (edited) 3y
Centique These are on my TBR and you‘re making them sound so good! Tell me you‘ve read 3y
Reggie @Centique I have not but it and the other 3 books are on my radar. 3y
Centique @Reggie ahhh I think you‘ll love it 💕 3y
ReadingEnvy These are going to be a series on Hulu! 2y
Reggie @ReadingEnvy yayy for having sprint because Hulu now comes with it!!! Also, nice last show....I really enjoy that every time Yanira is on she has something to say-Great writing will ask something of the powerful. 2y
ReadingEnvy @Reggie she‘s so great! 2y
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Foxyfictionista
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🐙🐙🐙🐙 This was an excellent and very original trilogy. I read the first one ages ago but decided to reread and then continue on with the other two books. I really enjoyed these stories. This book is pictured with my current crochet wip.
#hookersoflitsy

JanuarieTimewalker13 Pretty wip!! And I love bind ups of trilogies!! (edited) 3y
Foxyfictionista @JanuarieTimewalker13 thank you! And me too! 💖 3y
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Sisasuku
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Mehso-so

I read this for a science fiction book club, and else I probably would have bailed. I find the ideas actually very interesting, but the story feels disconnected and everything is just mashed up. I don't get the heroine or her emotions at all.

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pyjamaviking
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pyjamaviking
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Tell me what you're reading right now!
1. Tag your current read
2. Chatter about it!
3. Read, like, comment on other people's posts!
4. Come back next week

#mondaybookclub #letstalkbooks

I'm still plodding through the Hugos list, which is one reason I'm reading Binti. I love it so far! It has amazing, vibrant worldbuilding and a Star Trek vibe.

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Daisey
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I read all 3 of these books in just over a week and am so glad I was able to read them together. I felt the 1st was great as a single novella, yet it left me wondering about the world it introduced. I felt the 2nd & 3rd should have been one novel. The characters were fascinating and I enjoyed the mix of unique cultures. However, sometimes I also felt it was trying to pack a bit too much into too few pages. I would have enjoyed more detail.

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Lizpixie
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#AyUpAugust #Day4 #EveryKindaPeople Taking advantage of a painkiller interlude to catch up on this months challenges. First up is this prompt, which this book is perfect for. When Binti attends Oomza Uni, she is surrounddd by all kinda people & not so people people. There are 100s Of different types of life forms at the Uni, humanoid ones & ones that look like giant jellyfish. Or ones that look like Cousin It. You get the picture.👽🐙🚀

squirrelbrain Hope you‘re feeling better soon - thanks for making the effort to take part! I love your contributions! ♥️ 3y
Cinfhen Exactly what @squirrelbrain said 😘Hope you‘re on the mend xx miss u 3y
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Lizpixie
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I love it when a I read such original SciFi! This collection of novellas is so unique, it‘s the 1st SciFi to have a Himba girl as MC, to use mathematical equations as a basis of a form of energy & the variety of alien life at the University is fantastic. Loved it & highly recommend. #LitsyAtoZ2019 #LetterO #ReadingWomensChallenge #YAbookByaWOC #ReadHarder2019 #ByAnAOCSetInOrAboutSpace

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Lizpixie
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The hubby kicked me out of our bedroom so I‘m getting comfy in the library and finishing off the combined Binti novellas. I read the first story months ago, but wasn‘t in the mood then to finish them all at the time. I‘m in the mood for some sci-fi now though and these stories about a young Himba woman & her journey in space and at a galactic university are hitting the spot nicely!🚀🌍✨

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AdaChivers
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I'm in love with this books, Binti is such an amazing character!

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AdaChivers
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So... I got a new gadget 🤭

julesG 😍😍😍😍 (I want to make one myself) 3y
kgriffith That looks much more comfortable that the angular plastic one I tried! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Still having trouble sleeping(it‘s 4am here)so I‘m jumping straight into this collection of SciFi novellas by Nnedi Okorafor. I‘m having a sci-fi renaissance at the moment, I haven‘t read this much since I was a teenager. It should cover a few prompts in the many challenges I‘m doing, two questions though. 1. Does this count as 3 books or one & 2. Is the author classed as Nigerian or American because she grew up there?

Lindy Insomnia is a bummer. Hope you got some zzzzzzzs 😴 3y
Avanders 3 books 😉 Hope you got some sleep! 😴 3y
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tournevis
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A.Ma.Zing panel on Afrofuturism this morning. (My own panel on the robotic went well too despite two panelists not talking about the robotic)

SW-T 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Megabooks Awesome! 3y
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teebe
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#bookhaul from shopping with the niece and nephew. I 💙 this cover. I always love it when books have hand-drawn cover art and this one is particularly good.

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CoffeeBooksandTheDoctor
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A nice read on a cold, rainy day! Way better than snow!

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I tried really hard to get into this book. At first I was into it, but it just went downhill for me shortly after. I couldn't finish it and had to bail.

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Robothugs
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Review is for the new story included. The new short story covers some of the time Binti first spends at the university and her feelings as she just begins to try to cope with the events of the first novella. If I hadn‘t read this before, it‘s great insight to have. Having read it before, it feels an unnecessary addition. But I do love Binti, so I was happy to have that new bit to read!

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt3 I‘ve seen the original novellas all over Litsy, BookTube & Bookstagram for awhile, but I‘m glad I waited to get all three in one hardcover. I love the fact that more diverse authors & stories are being published, a decade ago there was very few represented especially in sci-fi & fantasy. I can‘t wait to read this, and I have my eye on Who Fears Death for my CliFi pick on #Booked2019

Soubhiville Ooooo, I need this! 3y
teebe 💙 this cover 3y
Cinfhen Great photo🤩 3y
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Cinfhen Ready to roll out the playlist soon?!??! March 1 is Friday!!!! Which means it‘s your birthday month😚🥳🥳🥳 (edited) 3y
Lizpixie @Cinfhen yes! I was suffering from too many ideas-itis but I‘ll have it for you tonight👍 3y
Cinfhen Always a good thing!! Too many ideas 😜can‘t wait to see what you settled on❣️ 3y
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intothehallofbooks
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A hardcover housing all three original novellas plus the new story, Sacred Fire (which is my favorite of them all). I started reading this via Netgalley, then got this in the mail as I was finishing. It is beautiful and I would say that anyone wanting to read the series now that it is complete, like I did, might enjoy this one volume. I loved reading each story in succession without the wait for publication. The world and characterization is 💯

MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Gissy Beautiful convert! I want the hardcover version but still like the paperback edition too! 😱I think I will buy both, Am I a book hoarder?🤔 4y
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pasiphae_reads
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#currentlyreading
The Binti Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
✨🌍✨🌍✨🌏✨🌍
Book 1: Binti
Book 2: Home
Book 3: The Night Masquerade
#books #reading #binti #nnediokorafor

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teebe
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Ahhhhh I need this! I already have the ebook of Binti but I want to get this so I can read all three novellas at once. Greg Ruth drew the cover art and it‘s amazing 🙌🏼

LauraJ Oh, now I want it too! 4y
Schnoebs I love this cover and the cover art style for the individual books but I ended up going with the original cover art because I thought it helped me to better visualize the story with the details they included on the cover 🤷‍♀️ 4y
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InLibrisVeritas
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The Binti novella series is on sale today! They are only $1.99 each on Amazon. (Down from $3.99 each)

Definitely a good time to grab them if you have been waiting!

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intothehallofbooks
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The new Binti: Sacred Fire is included in the upcoming omnibus. I liked it better than the first novella! It takes place entirely at Oozma University and tells of Binti‘s time acclimating to the Uni environment as a student far from home, missing the desert so acutely (LOVE this part), and having lingering trauma from the Meduse attack in the first novella. Also highlights more of the Himba culture and her new friendships. Y‘all want to read this!

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intothehallofbooks
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I‘m finally reading the Binti books (yay!) now that they‘re coming out as a complete trilogy on Feb 5. I just wanted to show y‘all that there is a new story tucked in there called Binti: Sacred Fire. I finished the first novella and knew when I reached this second story, I hadn‘t heard of it before and sure enough=new! I know some of you are huge fans of this series, so here is something to look forward to.

(Thanks a ton to Daw and NetGalley!)

Lauren_reading Yay!!!! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa A new short!!! Yay! 4y
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Charysselya
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First day of #tarottakeover is the sun card. A lovely card representing energy and invigoration. And whenever I want to feels exhilarated I read the Binti series, but especially the last book, Home. Perhaps it would be better paired with a transformation card, but for me the act of transformation creates light and heat and new energy, just like the ☀️. So here‘s my sun card book. @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads That‘s a fantastic interpretation! I like that you went a bit different and picked the book that conjures those feelings for you. (edited) 4y
Charysselya @ErinSueG I haven‘t done a challenge on Litsy before so wasn‘t sure how to approach but glad it works :) 4y
ErinSueMreads I can‘t believe you haven‘t done one! They are so fun! Glad This can be your first! Hopefully it‘s fun! (edited) 4y
Charysselya @ErinSueG it is tho I have been behind in posting for a couple days. Will have to catch up! (edited) 4y
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