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Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Daughter of the Moon Goddess | Sue Lynn Tan
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HeyT
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I enjoyed this even though it had a dreaded love triangle. I mean I can't stand them but it worked in this because it helped evoke a certain style of story that wouldn't have been realized as well without it. The main character read a little young for me but I enjoyed following her adventures as she tries to save her mother from imprisonment.

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HeyT
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Omg I‘ve had to do some math to see if I‘ll be able to conquer my #bookspin backlog before the year is over. I estimated 1k pages for the December draw because of chonkyboi curse but it looks like I only need to read 140 pages a day to make it! Wish me luck lol.

HeyT Yes I see the vague irony that my backlog is almost a BookSpin list of its own. Lol 3w
TheAromaofBooks hahaha honestly this brings me joy. Good luck!!!! 😂 3w
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TracyReadsBooks
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This debut very much read like a debut at the beginning—pacing & writing issues, a story more MG than YA—but it improved & when it did, the story, inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon goddess Chang‘e, really grabbed my attention. Desperate to free her mother, Xingyun, sets out to achieve the impossible. The story has it all—danger, adventure, romance, courage, betrayal, love, & friendship. This first in a YA fantasy duology is a fun read.

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Shievad
Mehso-so

Why are fantasy books so long 😩😩 This book would be so much better if it was shortened. That‘s my only complaint. Otherwise good book. The middle is a slog to get through.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Starting this one today…

Cuilin Beautiful cover 1mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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"Grief was a luxury I could ill afford after wallowing in it for half the night" ?

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ReadingOver50
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The writing was very engaging. I was hooked from the beginning. The Celestial Kingdom is separate from the human world, with everyone being immortal and magical. There are wars between rival kingdoms constantly trying to amass power. I was very happy with the ending and don't know that the story needs to continue on. However, I will most likely read the next volume to spend more time with Xingyin and her friends.

Texreader Is that Smaug? 1mo
ReadingOver50 @Texreader yes it is! There are dragons in this book but I‘m sure they‘re supposed to look like Asian water dragons. 1mo
Texreader @ReadingOver50 ❤️❤️🐉 1mo
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Lizpixie
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#OminousOctober #Day9 #Moon This gorgeous book is a YA retelling of a Chinese myth about the Goddess of the Moon & her daughter with another god. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful cover 🌝📚 2mo
Eggs So pretty 🌖 2mo
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Bookfan1414
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I have down right horrible taste in men. How did I manage to fall for the villain so hard that his betrayal broke my very soul? I am appalled by my choices.

In other news: this book is amazing and I loved it.

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ReadingOver50
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My current reads. Both are YA books. Both are good so far. One contemporary romance, one fantasy.

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Nessavamusic
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This was a beautiful book. An original fantasy with Chinese fairy tale inspiration. The beginning of the book feels very straightforward YA/NA fantasy (think SJM). However, as the story continues we are introduced to the very cool magic system and mythology. I definitely recommend this for people new to adult fantasy or fantasy in general as it‘s very approachable and not overloaded with characters. 4⭐️

Dragon Sounds good- stacking 💚🐉 2mo
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asterese
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This book definitely had the most exquisite writing I've ever read. Truly a lovely tribute to Chinese fantasy. The worldbuilding is where this book excels. The characters, on the other hand, required a lot of patience from me to care about them, making this not a new favorite. I would still recommend this to younger readers though.

⭐: 4

(Photo in the background belongs to kit sanchez)

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asterese

Was this where all paths to love led? Heartbreak, whether through separation, betrayal, or death? Was the fleeting joy worth the sorrow that came after?

(No idea where this story is going yet, but the writing is truly lovely.)

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danni0075
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A beautiful story weaving together myth, fantasy and legend. Dragons, evil emporers, demons, valour and love intertwine to create this truly enjoyable fantasy. It reminded me of watching Mulan with tge kids but in prose with greater development. Everything about this story was just lovely - right down to the cover itself.

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deliasson
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I greatly enjoyed this book! It kept me engaged the entire time and had some unexpected plot twist that I really enjoyed. Definitely a pick for me.

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Gryffleclaw95
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

It felt like it took me forever to finish this one. The beginning started off slow and it honestly didn‘t pick up until about halfway through. I‘ve never been one for love triangles, so I wasn‘t too keen on the romance in this story and I found the main character mildly annoying. I enjoyed the world and the overall story, but I found this book to be just an “okay” read.

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CaitZ
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This is my new favorite book of the year. It‘s an epic fantasy inspired by the Chinese myth of Chang‘e - the Moon Goddess, filled with princes, warriors, demons, love, betrayal, and quests. #Booked2022 #MythologyRetelling #AlmostAChunkster (512 pages) First book finished for #JubilantJuly @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65

Andrew65 Sounds great. 4mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! And it‘s such a striking cover 🤩 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Love it when you find that new favorite!! 4mo
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asterese
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"Some scars are carved into our bones -- a part of who we are, shaping what we become."

(Finally diving into this popular book. Here's hoping it doesn't disappoint. ??)

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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

Main character being the worst thinkable standard YA heroine was a thing that never went over well with me. She was the best of everything. Characters overall were quite flat.

I loved the atmosphere, the world was interesting and beautiful!

I really loved the first chapter but then this started to drag - pacing felt a bit off for me.

Really average YA fantasy but the world was awesome.

#Pantone2022 #SeriesRead2022 #aestheticallymatched

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
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cerijones
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Flew through the heartstopper books now moved on to this.
Heard some fab things about this book so im looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about.

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kera_11
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so much happens in this book, like sooo much. feels a little long at points but the world building is so incredible and the characters are so strong and detailed you can‘t help but like them. from the lyrical prose, to the genuinely good and powerful heroine, to the DRAGONS, everything about this book pulls you in. plus this cover, COME ON. very excited for the second book, not sure where it‘s going to go, but I can‘t wait to find out.

Sydneypaige Yes!!! Ah I‘m so glad you read it and enjoyed it! Also such a good audiobook right? 6mo
kera_11 @Sydneypaige so good! so lovely to listen to bc how lyrically it‘s written, does make it feel long too I think when you‘re listening and you‘re 7 plot points in only halfway through lol but it‘s still so good 6mo
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Laughterhp
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I really enjoyed this book! It was one my #GetTBR book recs! The fantasy elements, world building, characters and story were all great. My only issue, which I didn‘t realize was a YA novel was the “love triangle” and that she seemed to rely on everyone else so much. It just irked me.

#Booked2022 - mythology retelling (says based on ancient Chinese mythology)
#pop22 - I might use this for duology (2nd book not out yet though)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ooff. I dislike the YA romance angle in a solid fantasy tale. 6mo
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover!! Glad you enjoyed 💚💚 6mo
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Branwen
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I have another set of book recommendation videos up and ready for your viewing pleasure! 😊 This week, I'm once again featuring books and authors to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month! ❤ OF COURSE I had to show off my gorgeous UK edition of Daughter of the Moon Goddess gifted to me by the lovely @raelovestoread 😉

YA Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLBrAutObGc&t=1s

Adult Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75fbexeoF8&t=14s

RaeLovesToRead Yay!!! 6mo
Dragon Sounds good, stacking 👍💚🐉 6mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead 😄📖💕 @Dragon Yay! I hope you like it! Thanks so much for watching! 💕📚 6mo
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melmes
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⭐️4.9
Amazing romance, a warrior protagonist, in general I liked the plot. The poetic way the author wrote some sentences and wisdom in the book is the best part. 🌑
#mayread #review #daughterofthemoongoddess #suelynntan #retelling #romance #fairytale #chineselegends

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kellyann28
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Mehso-so

I love the Asian folklore retelling and the all the descriptions sounded beautiful! I had a few issues with the writing elements, the biggest one feeling like there were so many side quests that the main problem got a bit lost. The ending was wrapped up a little too nicely for my preferences. Not bad but I had higher hopes 😪

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TheBookKeepers
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My final wrap up for #bookkeepersreadathon!
I finished 3 books & made a lot of progress on my other two! Can‘t wait to do it again 😊

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TheBookKeepers
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Forgot to post my update from yesterday! I‘ll finish up some reading tonight (maybe another book) to close out my readathon! #bookkeepersreadathon

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TheBookKeepers
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Today was a great day for me! Decided to DNF Saint X but then started The One on audiobook & loving it so far. I made it 20% into my beta read & to part 2 of Daughter of the Moongoddess. Tomorrow may not be as successful bc I am working, but I‘ll still try to squeeze some pages in! #BookKeepersReadathon

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melmes

“What we do is not a reflection of who we are”
Well said, an delightful way of putting son wisdom into the book

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melmes
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“Some scars are carved into our bones - a part of who we are, shaping what we become.”

Drew me in, and the lyrical writing ✍️
#thedaughterofthemoongoddess #readingtime #mythology #suelynntan #sundayreading

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KristiAhlers
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Oh this is such a good story! This debut author has managed to combine Chinese fairytales/mythology with fantasy and a little romance perfectly. It‘s truly a story you need to read to understand as it‘s not easy to explain. 100% recommend! #readingchallenge2022

melmes Awesome 👏 I just recently started reading it. 7mo
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KristiAhlers
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My two current reads. I think the cover art on both are just stunning.

ju.ca.no Wooow those covers!! 7mo
5feet.of.fury Gorgeous 😍 7mo
paperwitchs The covers 7mo
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SpookyDonut
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I learned how to make corner bookmarks the other day!

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BookishRedhead
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I've been studying about the Moon Goddess recently so this was a nice and magical.
I liked that romance wasn't a big part of it and gotta love some dragons.

melmes Oh studying? Sounds awesome 7mo
melmes I myself started reading it 7mo
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Sydneypaige
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I‘m so invested in this fantasy world, that I will be stalking the release date for the second book until it‘s announced. The world building is BEAUTIFUL, the characters are built with depth, writing lyrical, and I read the second half of the book almost in one sitting. The mythology was enticing, the twists unexpected, just overall really so good.

melmes Can‘t wait to finish this book, only started but still :) 7mo
KelsiTaylor Definitely will be moving this up my tbr 7mo
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WriterAtHeart
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Debute novel for Sue Lynn Tan. Overall, I liked the story. I felt like the author breezed through the plot at times, but the language was lyrical. I loved all the mythology and was happy to follow the protagonist through her journey. I will be interested I'm book 2 when published.

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Branwen
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This is definitely going to be one if my top five reads of the year - I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! 💕📚💕 This was, for me, one of those books that I got so wrapped up in I forgot I was even reading. It was so absorbing, exciting, and kept me enthralled the whole time I was reading! @RaeLovesToRead To be fair to both of my copies, I read 250 pages from my US edition and 250 pages from my UK edition! 😂🤣 Don't miss out on this beautiful story! ❤📖❤

nichollinlove The covers are gorgeous 😍 8mo
RaeLovesToRead I should get started on this one too 🥰 I can't decide which cover I like best. They are both lush!!! 8mo
TheBookHippie Wow!!! 😍😍😍 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm Both covers are gorgeous! 8mo
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BriannaT
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I fell in love with this gorgeous cover and then book itself! This story revolves around a Chinese myth, which is a area of myth I wanted to explore more. Xingyin must do whatever it takes to free her mother from imprisonment, even if it means running away, faking her identity, and learning combat near her enemies. As she studies with the son of the very Emperor who banished her mom, feelings develop and complicate her plan. A very immersive read!

RaeLovesToRead I love the US cover too!!!! 8mo
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Cazxxx
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A really good and engrossing ya fantasy. Loved the fairy tale like story and the main character who was courageous fighting for freedom

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a YA fantasy as much as this. You have to suspend belief a bit at the first as the set up is a bit too convenient but once the story gets rolling it is a quick and engrossing read. I love that it is based around Chinese fables and all of the warriors are men or women - I got caught in my own misogyny a few times when a fighter is brought into a scene and is a woman.

truthinfiction Such a beautiful photo! ❤️ 9mo
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforecast it has been awhile since I have done one of these!
Stretch goal, I am half through the tagged and enjoying it,Up next my #DoubleSpin for February as I play catch up with red Sister.
Serene Cat doesn't look like she believes I can tackle this stack, but I have The Family on Audio so that will be helpful.

sarahbarnes I loved A Mercy! It‘s a quick read. 9mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @sarahbarnes my Morrison knowledge is lacking so this year I am trying to get to a few of hers. She is such a legend 9mo
sarahbarnes That‘s awesome! Another one of my favorites of hers is The Bluest Eye. 9mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @sarahbarnes that is on my TBR shelf! Along with Sula and Love. Before this year I had only read Song of Solomon but it was decades ago in college so I want to reread that one also. 9mo
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peanutnine
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Okay one last picture of these books because 😍
Exit West has been on my TBR for ages, but Daughter of the Moon Goddess was an impulse buy - I could not resist that gorgeous cover 💖
#bookhaul #coverlove

DinoMom That covet would have got me too! Gorgeous! 9mo
truthinfiction Beauty! 😍 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is stunning! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 💙 9mo
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Bookaholicforlife
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Just finished Daughter of the Moon Goddess. It was ok but only a 2 1/2 star read for me. I felt there was too much going on in one book. #daughterofthemoongoddess #suelynntan

melmes This is in my tbr and what did you think about it? 7mo
Bookaholicforlife @melmes I thought it was just ok. I didn‘t really care for it. It was slow and just dragged for me. 6mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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I‘m obsessed with sprayed edges, especially when they match the cover artwork 😍🥰 #FairyLoot 🧚🏼‍♀️

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Johanna414 I know nothing about this book, except that I want it! Gorgeous!! 9mo
BiblioLitten It‘s beautiful! 💜💙 9mo
mabell So pretty!! 9mo
melmes It‘s gorgeous, I‘m reading it recently and it is pretty interest 7mo
melmes What did you think about it? 7mo
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Branwen
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I'm a little late lighting my candle because I had to work today, but now that I'm home and settled I've got my candle and my book and I'm thinking of Sharon. Miss you, friend. 💕

#remembersharon @sharread @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

Texreader 💙🌸 9mo
Nute Beautiful🤍 9mo
Wife ❤️ 9mo
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RealLifeReading
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This book was just magical to read. The world building was fabulous and I always appreciate when writers include food and drink into a story, as it helps to complete a reader‘s journey into a fantasy story. It was a lush and immersive experience. There is a romance in this story but I didn‘t feel be very invested in it. I was surprised by a plot twist and do hope that the second book explores more about one of the characters involved.

LeahBergen I love your tea set! 9mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful tea set💖 9mo
DivineDiana Agree with @BiblioLitten Beautiful tea set! ❤️ 9mo
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Branwen
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FIRST PACZKI OF THE SEASON! 🎉🎉🎉😋🍩 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #jupiterjazz

vivastory Yes, please 9mo
ravenlee I miss paczki. Haven‘t had it since college in Cleveland…longer ago than I care to remember. 😫 (edited) 9mo
Branwen @vivastory Soooooo delicious! 😋 @ravenlee You should take a trip and get some! They're so worth it! 😁 9mo
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Branwen
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#sharreadathon @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

Joining in this readathon today in honor of our lovely friend, Sharon, who has recently passed away. 💔 I'm going to start the tagged book with some tea and snacks, and I think she would appreciate the cozy vibes. ❤📖❤

CBee If you‘re reading with your kitties, she‘d love that too. She loved her kitty 🐱♥️ 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CBee yes, she would 🐈❤️ 9mo
TheBookHippie ♥️🐈 9mo
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Branwen
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Even the 'Part One' sections are different! 😍❤📖 @RaeLovesToRead

RaeLovesToRead I really need to read this book ASAP!!! Gonna boost it right up my fantasy TBR after I finish RoW 😊 9mo
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead I'm thinking of starting it this weekend! Even though I'm already in the middle of other books! 🤣😂 9mo
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