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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Untitled | Unknown
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I heard about the Sirens conference here on Litsy last year so I just wanted to let you know I came, I conquered the Colorado altitude, and I am enjoying every minute!
And I got a fancy button to brag I completed the #sirensreadingchallenge 😁
#sirens17 #sirensconference

398.2 Love the name! I am so jealous. Sounds like a great time. 2y
JazzFeathers 😄👏👏💪😉😉😉 2y
LeahBergen So cool! 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Wake of Vultures | Lila Bowen
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Pickpick

A sassy half-Indian, half-black girl who identifies as a boy has her eyes opened to a mysterious Wild West full of mythical creatures + monsters preying on unsuspecting humans. Nettie finds her calling fighting these evils alongside Rangers & skinwalkers. Lots of action/adventure + great characters & surprising creatures. I love that this is my second book recently with the message that you don't have to be what others tell you to be. PICK!

RanaElizabeth I loved this book! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon I also forgot to say this book is me completing the #sirensreadingchallenge! 2y
IndyHannaJones I love these books 2y
Kalalalatja Stacked! 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Wake of Vultures | Lila Bowen
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So I enjoy a good map at the start of a book, but I assumed some of the items on this one (dwarfs, roc aerie, cockatrice infestation) were an amusing case of 'here be dragons' - but after surviving the chupacabra territory and tackling a Siren, I can only assume the rest (satyrs, wyverns, sasquatch!) are all real and will be appearing at some point!
🐉🦄🦅✨
#bookswithmaps #mapsinbooks #sirensreadingchallenge

brilliantglow Sand wyrms *shudders* 2y
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DragonSadhana
Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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After reading NK Jemisin's The Broken Earth trilogy, and Octavia Butler's Kindred, I needed a light romp with a middle grade novel. And what a delight! I've never seen the movie, but I assume the book is better. 😜 #womenauthors #middlegradenovels #sirensreadingchallenge

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DragonSadhana
Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I now understand why I've heard this novel should be placed among literary classics. In a nutshell: A black woman finds herself mysteriously tied to her white slave-owning ancestor. She finds herself leaving her time period for his whenever his need is great. She not only witnesses history, but takes part in moving it along. A powerful and thought provoking story. #diverseauthors #scifi #fantasy #sirensreadingchallenge

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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Wake of Vultures | Lila Bowen
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You know how some books take a little while to get going? This is not one of those! By the end of paragraph 2, I am fully invested in this strange wild west with dark scary magical monsters and my undervalued main character with her sassy narrative voice. Consider me IN this...
#sirensreadingchallenge

swishandflick I've had this on my e-reader for so long but haven't gotten to it yet! I'm gonna have to bump it up the queue 😄 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @swishandflick I will let y'all know how it ends up! I have high hopes now for sure 🤠 2y
DragonSadhana I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can't wait to get to the next one! 2y
Jess_Read_This Stacking! It's so rare to find a book that grabs you second paragraph in! 2y
Moray_Reads That is a great cover 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
The Mistress of Spices: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Mehso-so

While I was attracted to the premise of a magical mistress of spices and the way this is absolutely packed with a mix of cultures and immigrant stories, the overly poetic language simply got in the way for me. I say this knowing perfectly well that is exactly what others may love! So decide how you feel about flowery poetics and a few plot holes, and then dive in.
If you like 😉
#sirensreadingchallenge

Cinfhen Great photo and fabulous review💕 2y
LeahBergen I have a thing for Le Creuset orange. 😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @LeahBergen I did not *need* it, but this 🔥Flame 🔥 color is awesome 😁 (edited) 2y
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batsy Oh yes. Her writing is not for me 😉 2y
minkyb I have a thing for any piece of Le Creuset! 2y
Jess_Read_This Your Le Creuset is lovely. Your review sounds spot on and a fair representation of the book! 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
Bone Witch | Rin Chupeco
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"I understand now why people fear bone witches. Theirs is not the magic found in storybooks, slaying onyx-eyed dragons and rescuing grateful maidens from ivory towers. Theirs is not the magic made from smoke and mirrors...this is DEATH magic, complicated and exclusive and implacable, and from the start, I wielded it with ease."
#sirensreadingchallenge #bbc #bookanistabookclub

Kalalalatja Sounds intriquing! 👏 2y
ChasingOm It's so good! 2y
Jess_Read_This Oh!!! 🖤Love this quote! I think this one is going to be good! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2y
Dragon Stacking 👍 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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What is this feeling? Oh, THIS is what it feels like to read a life-changingly fantastic book.
I really can't put words to how amazing and masterful this book is. It's farther out of my comfort zone than I thought - more scifi/speculative fiction and tough to read than my usual, and it has rearranged my brain with its beyond belief greatness.
Socks, blown OFF.
And advice for any & all - have book 2 ready. #sirensreadingchallenge

Foragingfantasy This just came available from the digital library!!! I can't wait! 2y
BooksForEmpathy @elkeo I have this on my shelf!!!! What made you think of me!? Now I really cannot wait!!!! 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon @BooksForEmpathy You commented on a post when I started it and I think it's got a lot of what you appreciate in books - widening our experience, diverse and fascinating characters, big ideas that change worlds. It's amazing. But big book hangover 😸 I finished last night and didn't have words until today! 2y
BooksForEmpathy @elkeo omg! My brain is fried and have no recollection of this exchange but it's been on my radar for a while. Thanks for reminding me 😜. Have a great three-day weekend!! 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @BooksForEmpathy Try to stay cool! 🔥☄️🔥 2y
Jess_Read_This Omg. Amazing review and you completely sold me on this book! 2y
brennahawleycraig That's EXACTLY how I felt when I finished it on Monday!! 2y
Avanders Can't wait to read it! 💁🏽 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I am late to this game and had a slow reading week... In summary: Let's. Do. This.

[I already have book 2 & 3 on my shelf. We're READY.]
#sirensreadingchallenge

Yeah_I_Read 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
BookishFeminist ONE OF MY FAVORITES 2y
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aeeklund YAY!! 2y
Foragingfantasy I keep checking my library hold waiting for my chance! Still 3rd in line... 2y
Jess_Read_This #Stacking ❤️ I am not at all familiar with this trilogy. Definitely let me know your thoughts on whether I should move it up the TBR pile! 2y
BooksForEmpathy Same... want to hear your review. But everyone raves about it! 2y
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