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Freeks
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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Welcome to Gideon Davorins Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act... Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night. When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe...and a normal life has never been more appealing. But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that theres a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didnt know she was capable ofone that could change her future forever. Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.
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abookdragonsretreat
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This was such a good book, the carnival really came to life, it was creepy yet intriguing, I loved the world building in this book, the descriptions were perfect and the story really came to life. The characters were pretty cool with all their paranormal traits, and I really enjoyed the variety of powers we get to see. I loved the storyline, the twists I didnt see coming, and the romance was super sweet! Such a good read to kick off spooky season❤

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abookdragonsretreat
Freeks | Amanda Hocking

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.
-Edgar Allan Poe

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abookdragonsretreat
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Kicking off spooky season with this! I've been so hyped to read it❤

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Elma
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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Scored some books from my #tbr list from the local used bookstore.

#bookhaul

Linsy Love your elephant! 🐘 4y
Elma @Linsy Thank you! 4y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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People with super powers in a traveling circus come to a strange town with a dark danger. A fun ya, good mystery. It telegraphed the twists a little, but I liked the book. I started it over Memorial Day weekend sitting by the pool in dc.

Slajaunie I like Amanda Hocking. 4y
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Moja101
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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I loved this book!! It was a bit slow but also exciting.
I‘m not really big on romance, and there was quite a bit of that, but don‘t worry! No love triangle! The whole magic/creatures part was a bit confusing to me, but that‘s only at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JessicaLynn
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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I didn't love this book as much as I wanted to thanks to a case of insta-love and a slow start. But it did pick up and the characters were believable and I ended up enjoying the ending. 3/5 stars.

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LibrarianRyan
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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#freakyFriday I have the rest of the space jam crew as well. I think they are packed in the games box. #spookyoctober

CandycaneBelle I was literally like...”that looks like a MonSTAR..” and then I read the caption and found out that‘s exactly what it was 5y
LibrarianRyan @CandycaneBelle yes, yes it is. Forgot I had it until I broke this tub and he fell out. 5y
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elizabethlk
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Freebies in the literal sense. I won these two in goodreads giveaways. #RiotGrams

ReadingOver50 I read Freeks. It was pretty good 5y
elizabethlk I haven't finished either book yet, but I am excited for both. 5y
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brittanythebookdragon
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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Currently reading this guy and so far I‘m really into it. I also wanna go to a circus or carnival. And I‘m totally feeling Gideon with his tattooed arms more than Gabe which is probably good considering Gideon is more my age. 😂😂😂

ephemeralwaltz Nice photos!!👌 5y
brittanythebookdragon Thanks!! I‘m usually more active over on Instagram but I‘m trying to post more over here too! 5y
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LibrarianRyan
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I maintain that in the past circus Freak was a legitimate job title. And so is an inventor. #occupationintitle #fallintobooks

CandycaneBelle I really enjoyed the Andrea Cremer series! 5y
LibrarianRyan @CandycaneBelle yeah. I have books1 &2 now I just have to find time to read them. 5y
CandycaneBelle @LibrarianRyan I found them to be quick so when you do find time I bet you fly through. 5y
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Marla
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I really enjoyed this book. The build up is slow but that gives you time to meet the characters and learn about their lives. I always enjoy a good story where the characters have special powers.

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Marla
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I am really enjoying this book! What a perfect Saturday to be reading as a storm rolls through. ❤️🐾⛈

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zanybibliophile
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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To find out what I thought of Freeks, check out my blog posy about it here: https://zanybibliophile.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/freeks/

faithlovebooks I love that cover! It like my hard back cover but I like that one much more🖤 5y
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mangokittty
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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* Fav Hobby: Looking for new music to listen to.
* Fav Drink: Diet Dr. Pepper
* Fav Food: Chicken Nugs for life!
* Fav Color: Red
* Fav City: Branson, MO
* Dream Home: Secluded with lots of stone and fireplaces.
* Fav Accessory: My pearl rings (one from bf and one from grandparents)
* Fav TV show: One Tree Hill
* Last Movie: Red Dragon
* Current Read: Freeks

#AsideFromBooks

@beachbookworm7

MrBook Love your Litsy handle 😆🙌🏻! 5y
mangokittty @MrBook Thanks! It's truth ☝🏻 5y
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mjdowens
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Nailed it😂😂

Prairiegirl_reading Yep. Me too! 5y
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nicole_in_neverland
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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4.5/5 stars
I went into this book relatively blind. I picked it up based off the rave reviews it was getting since it had been released. Based off the cover you'd think it's a carnival book, but what I didn't expect was ya romance meets supernatural carnival. I would have liked for more about the carnival and the acts and everyone's powers, it was still quite good. I enjoyed the characters and the plot and storytelling was fantastic.
#freeks

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TamDk
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Too many characters, all two dimensional and couldn't relate to any, main was annoying as hell, plot was weak, narration was terrible, took forever to introduce the story, totally a waste of time and a tragedy since I read great things about this book, wouldn't even recommend reading it.

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NeverNeverLand
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"I have seen all kinds of things that defy the laws of nature. But I've never seen a monster. Only those that are misunderstood and mistreated."

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wordsofbek
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This was about the carnivale rolling into town and, as usual, blamed for the strange happenings and kept apart from the mainstream. However the twist comes when you start to wonder which party is putting the strange into stranger! Is it the townies with their comfortable lives covering dark secrets or is it the carnies who have bought something unfamiliar with them?
#freeks #amandahocking

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Lindsbooklover93
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I just finished Freeks tonight! It was pretty good. I couldn't put it down. It was a huge page turner. I love circus/carnival books. #litsy #booklover #goodreads #circusbooks #romanticbooks #kindle

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Rachbb3
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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#bookhaul ❤❤

BoldCityBooks This book was surprisingly good. I devoured it! Hope you enjoy! 5y
minkyb Nice! 5y
Literaryunicorn The Stand. In my top 5 of all time. Amazing. Enjoy the ride!!! 5y
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Lindsbooklover93
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I started Freeks tonight! It's pretty good so far. Excited to read more. I've been in a horrible reading slump in April. #litsy #booklover #goodreads #circusbooks

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ClassicallySkewed
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As far as a YA paranormal romance goes, this book was fun! It's also pretty predictable and oddly dark, but it's a quick read about a girl who travels with a circus where performers have real gifts...she's abnormal girl, but when she meets a local boy in a mysterious and dangerous town, she needs to step up and take a part in protecting her family.

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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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Limited #LitCube #CircusFreaks boxes for sale! They ship in June and 100 lucky random people will have an extra goodie from #BookBeau ... a Sideshow Freaks #BookSleeve ❤️ their one-time boxes are usually full of goodies. 😊 #ProtectYourBooks
https://www.lit-cube.com/product/circusfreaks/

DeborahSmall Wish they shipped to the UK 💕 5y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @DeborahSmall They used to, but one recipient kind of ruined it for everyone. She cost her a lot of money and headache trying to please her when it wasn't even her fault. 5y
DeborahSmall Such a shame! X 5y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings @DeborahSmall I know 😕 I think in the end she was just too nervous to deal with a situation like that again. Maybe one day she will open international shipping again. Until then, you may be able to get someone in the States to ship it to you? 5y
DeborahSmall Yeah if one comes up that I like the look of I could transfer money to my stepdaughter x 5y
mrsamandahood @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Alright I gotta know, what did the person do to make Peggy mad? 😬 5y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @mrsamandahood I don't remember everything, but I believe the first box got lost, she requested another one (and not very nicely) and then when she mailed that out, the person said she didn't want it anymore and wanted a refund. And then she started calling her names in an email and then on her actual page. She really was very cruel and Peggy was out two boxes but the person wasn't even willing to mail it back, and she still wanted a refund. 5y
mrsamandahood @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Wow that is really sad and intense. I had no idea. When was this? And did Peggy send out an email to you guys to explain why she wasn't shipping International? When I joined SHM it was like the month after International shipping was done. 5y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @mrsamandahood the lady was quick to pst about it on her page, but Peggy only commented to set the record straight, which I don't blame her. Then she took a screen shot of the insults (without showing the name of the person) and told everyone that language like that would result in cancellation of subscription and blocking from page. Then she announced international was done 5y
Maude Oh, I had to order One! I have always wanted to try the subscription boxes but didn't want a monthly commitment before trying so this is perfect :) 5y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @Maude and the regular subscription is actually cheaper than this. So you will really find out if you like her style. 😊 5y
DiruVamp I could not refuse this box and can't wait to get it! 5y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @DiruVamp yay!!! I think it will be super fun ❤️ 5y
mrsamandahood @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Ugh that's awful. I can't believe someone would do something like that and be that horrible. Good for Peggy for still trying to rectify the situation. 5y
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LibrarianRyan
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BoldCityBooks I actually enjoyed Freeks. Very YA but also very original. I think you'll like it. 5y
LibrarianRyan @optojake I'm not sure when I will get to it but I am looking forward to it. I'm in the middle of Carval right now. 5y
Cinfhen I'm liking the bedazzled skull 💖💀 5y
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BoldCityBooks
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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I actually enjoyed this YA book about a traveling carnival filled with people possessing various powers... except for Mara. She wants to have a normal life and late one night, she ventures away from the carnival and falls in love. Overall I thought this book was original and well written. My only critique is that I felt it could've been 30 pages shorter. Definitely worth picking up though.

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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Mehso-so

I sort of enjoyed this. The events unfolded quite quickly so it didn't get boring, although it was a bit predictable. I really liked Mara as a character. Downside: there were a few elements that I would have liked to have been developed more and I found the writing a bit repetitive. Also, it seemed to end really suddenly.

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BoldCityBooks
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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This was a spur of the moment pick up at the library. So far, so good!

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Bookworm-Bobbie
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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Started reading this while away and some weird stuff is going on. The date is an exact year before my partner was born and I started reading it on the 13th March, and the MC (called Mara) notes how her name is uncommon and yet I see a house named Mara on my travels.

Lindy Freaky! 6y
Sace Oh wow. 6y
Reviewsbylola March 13 is the anniversary of when my husband and I met (although not in 1987!) 6y
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Ruri_kaichou
Freeks | Amanda Hocking
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First, I received a free copy from the publisher for an honest review. I liked this book. There were places where it seemed a little too slow and some things a little too blatant. Some of the twists were also predictable. That being said, overall it was a lot of fun and Mara was a great character. The journey was fun. A solid 💀💀💀/5 #Paranormal #ParanormalYA

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Ruri_kaichou
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Day 10 #ReadAndEat - Spending time at one of my favorite coffee shops and enjoying a mocha and chocolate chip scone. Going to finish up FREEKS and start one of my book club books among other things. #MarchIntoReading @RealLifeReading

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Valink
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I'm late on day 16 of #riotgrams this is the #bookmark I'm currently using. I usually use the magnetic page clips, but my mom got me this for Christmas and it's so peaceful. This is from a local artist near where they live in New Hampshire. My parents have a little cabin on a lake up there and this reminds me of summer mornings on the lake.

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Lizpixie
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Today's #BookHaul with accessories from Dymocks Penrith. Ancillary Justice is a @Liberty recommendation, The Turn because I ❤️ The Hollows, Gilded Cage has been a pick on booksites & Freeks because, hello, circus! The blue thing is a tiny booklight, but very powerful, the 3D bookmarks will be PBC additions, & the Captain James.T.Kirk magnetic bookmark is just awesome! I wanted a Spock too but they'd sold out.😔 #itslifejimbutnotasweknowit

Joanne1 Scored on all fronts!! 6y
Merethebookgal I love your cover of Freeks! (The U.S. version is pretty, too, but a bit spoilery.) It's always interesting to see different versions of covers. 6y
Dragon Ancillary Justice is so interesting! 👍 6y
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Liz-Ember
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Where to start? I have to say I totally totally love this book! First 8os and second carnivals and a supernatural twist amazing!

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jmtrivera
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First catch up post: St. Martin's Griffin was kind enough to recognize that we #EclecticReaders always enjoy a traveling circus and shared this novel with us. I liked the idea and the characters, but they revealed some of the twists too early! Still a fun read.

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Ruri_kaichou
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I thought I was going to miss out on #LitsyPartyOfOne but I have the day of and woke at my usual time. So I can celebrate for a couple of hours. Whoo! @Ambrosnazzy

bookishkai Ooh, do I spy a frosted raspberry pop tart? Yum. 6y
Ruri_kaichou @bookishkris it's a hoity toity pop tart! 😅 It's Nature's Path Cherry Pomegranate. So tasty. 6y
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Merethebookgal
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(I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.) This was a fun YA paranormal fantasy w/ a good helping of romance. The story immediately drew me in & was consistently fast-paced, but there were times where I was pulled out of the story when things were overly explained or redundant. I figured out most of the "secrets" ahead of time, but it was still interesting to see it all come together in the end. More below??

Merethebookgal While I love series it is also satisfying to just read a stand-alone book sometimes! And the cover is gorgeous and I really liked these tarot card pictures used to divide each day in the story. If you're looking for a quick, fun YA, this might be for you. 3.5 ⭐️ 6y
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jmtrivera
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Home sick, and too contagious to continue unpacking, so... guess I'll just sit here and keep reading.

Cinfhen Feel better❤️ 6y
Merethebookgal Hugs 💓💓💓 6y
jmtrivera @Cinfhen @Merethebookgal Thanks! I'm getting there. 6y
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Library-Belle
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When you go to see a musical and the first priority is to find a book.... I love going down to the states to buy my ya novels as even with exchange it works out a little bit cheaper than the Canadian prices plus taxes

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Merethebookgal
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I don't know if you can tell, but Bella's really helping me get some reading done! 😹 #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten #bellagirl

JanuarieTimewalker13 She's beautiful❤️ 6y
vivastory What @JanuarieTimewalker13 said, also great name 6y
Suzze 🐱💕 6y
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LeahBergen She's kind of all up in your business. 😂 6y
ThatBookishGal Must have been an intense librarian in her past life!! 😻😻😻 6y
Dolly She has such a hard job but is handling it well. Pretty girl !❤️ 6y
DebinHawaii Very helpful! 🐱❤️ 6y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 😻😻😻 6y
BeckyD Pretty kitty. 6y
Bette 🐱💜 6y
Merethebookgal @LeahBergen She loves to get all up in my business 😂 but I always said I wanted a lap cat, so I can't complain! 6y
Merethebookgal @ThatBookishGal I can see that! 😁 6y
Merethebookgal @Dolly @DebinHawaii Yes, such a hard job, but she does it well! 😁❤ 6y
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Owlizabeth
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Got my first #bookly box! I'm excited to read this one, and love that for every box bought, they donate a book. This month it's to children in Sierra Leone! #bookmail and #unboxing is the best. 💜📚💜

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Merethebookgal
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Starting this tonight! I'm thinking I might use it for my "creature" category in the #ERMadLibs reading challenge.

Ruri_kaichou Good call! 6y
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Valink
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Finally home and ready to relax for a few mins with a glass of wine and a library book. Not a bad way to end the week.

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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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Anyone else read Freeks yet? You can see my micro-review
-and wine pairing- on my blog now! (Link in bio) 📚 🍷 📚 🍷
#freeks #circus #runawaywiththrcircus #booksandbottles #bookreview

monkeygirlsmama Yep, I read it a few months ago and enjoyed it. 📖🙂 6y
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Merethebookgal
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My fellow cohosts and I on the @EclecticReaders podcast received free copies of Freeks for honest reviews, and mine just came in the mail! The premise sounds really interesting and, seriously, how pretty is the cover 😍! I'm excited to dive in! #bookmail #reviewbook

drokka You are Groot! 6y
MaleficentBookDragon ❤️💜💙 baby Groot!!! 6y
NovelGirl82 I am so ready for this one!! 6y
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I-read-and-eat I love that baby Groot! We have one too 😀 I always have to sing when I see it 😂 6y
Merethebookgal @drokka Indeed 😁 6y
Merethebookgal @MaleficentTheBookDragon @I-read-and-eat I love my baby Groot! 😊💓 6y
Merethebookgal @NovelGirl82 It looks good! 6y
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Valink
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I take books out of the library faster than I can read them. I just can't help myself!