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Honeybeebooks
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Pickpick

It was a gift to learn about Dara‘s journey as a naturalist. His love of the natural world, teaching others and protecting the planet is profound. His willingness to share his challenges in this journey is impactful. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+ out of 5

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Verity
Fence: Striking Distance | Sarah Rees Brennan
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Bedtime reading!

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CaitZ
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Thank you @Eggs for the tag #WondrousWednesday

1. I found it at a library book sale for $1
2. Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell
3. Grand Canyon, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Chicago

@Mindelan @Bluebird @MadelineMcCrae Want to play?

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤩✈️🗺 3mo
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RamsFan1963
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1. Hard choice. It would either be non-fiction history or science fiction. I'd only do this if I was guaranteed access to every book printed in that genre
2. Last half. Not having closure would drive me crazy 🤪
Thank you for the tag @TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday
Wanna play? @audraelizabeth @Buechersuechtling @ReadingIsMyHobby @Onceuponatime @TheBookDream @Daisey @Bookishlie @Sharpeipup @Cuilin @ReadingFeedsTheSoul @Lucy_Anywhere

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 3mo
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xicanti
Fence: Striking Distance | Sarah Rees Brennan
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Pickpick

I came close to bailing on this early on, since it reads a lot younger than I expected and leans into my least favourite US high school stereotype (see below). As it rolled along, though, it won me over with its SHEER ADORABILITY. Yeah, the characters feel young, but that‘s because they act like actual 14- to 17-year-olds, with all the figuring-stuff-out moments that demographic goes through. I giggled and groaned and revelled in their adventures.

xicanti The stereotype, now: fiction seems to indicate all American high schoolers are TOTALLY OBSESSED with who‘s in which grade, which they of course refer to by nicknames. This grates on me every damned time, but it‘s especially jarring in an Irish writer‘s novel based on a comic by an Australian and a Mexican. It‘s really the only glaring US HS stereotype in the thing, though, and it mostly happens from Aiden‘s POV, so I dealt. (edited) 5mo
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Smarkies
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Pickpick

A very frank and passionate diary by Dara (fifteen years old at the point of writing and autistic). It documents the uprooting of his home and how he relates to nature and his increasing prominence as an environmental activist. His descriptions of his encounters with the nature around him were evocative and lyrical. The way that he talks about his autism was enlightening.
#roll100

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hannah-leeloo
Tangleweed and Brine | Deirdre Sullivan
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The next book to read picked out the book jar. Just finished Gilded by Marissa Meyer and loved it! Bummed I have to wait till November for the sequel. But will be worth the wait. Happy reading and weekend everyone. What's everyone got planned to read???

hannah-leeloo This book is full of bewitched retellings of classic fairy tales. Should be great 😊 @CymbaX13 7mo
DinoMom Beautiful cover ! 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely cover ❤️ 7mo
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hannah-leeloo
Tangleweed and Brine | Deirdre Sullivan
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Charity shop buys of today. Monster Mission on the left. Think did quite well will post the kids haul next. I'm most excited about the tangleweed and Brine collection #charityshop #bookhaul #booksbooksbooks #YA #classics #fairytale #fantasy

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MidnightBookGirl
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I didn't love this as much as the first book, but I still really liked it and I thought the ending was fitting, bittersweet as it is. Definitely for fans of Battle Royale and prefer their fairytale creatures bloodthirsty and crazy.

DGRachel That‘s an amazing cover though! 8mo
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Gissy
The Flower Arrangement | Ella Griffin
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This story connect various characters to Lara‘s flower shop. She is dealing with grief and other situations and the shop is a tool for her healing as well as for the characters‘s life situations. I enjoyed the first part of this book but then it was like repetitive and I couldn‘t connect with their stories. For me was boring. But this book has good rating in GR. it didn‘t work for me😬3⭐️

Gissy #Irishauthor
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(edited) 8mo
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