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LiteraryinLawrence
Stars in Their Eyes | Jessica Walton, Aska Aska
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Pickpick

This got me out of my reading slump and then I turned back to the beginning and read it again. Detailed expressive panels and a story about a queer disabled teen attending her first comic convention with her supportive, geeky mom. I loved it all! I get the sense this was published first in Australia and just came out in the US? It was on display at my indie bookstore as having won an ALA award (Stonewall) this year.

willaful Grrr... dashed to my library to find this for my daughter and they have it on order but only in digital. 14m
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Texreader
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Reading an 11-year-old‘s diary when she‘s a happy child and then suffering the fates of the Bosnian War is tragic and sad. Pages of the diary were published during the war in 1991-93 when she lived in Sarajevo, and she knew she was being compared to Anne Frank. Her writing is exemplary for her age but she never understood why there was a war and why peace wasn‘t coming. She was both hopeful and sometimes suicidal as friends were killed and ⬇️

Texreader families, friends, and neighbors were displaced. From the introduction we learn her family eventually escapes to Paris and from Wikipedia we learn she went to Oxford and now champions the cause of children suffering through war. Of course an inspiration. Reading about war from a child‘s perspective is eye-opening to say the least. I am glad she left us this legacy. #letterZ #litsyatoz 2h
Librarybelle I read this when it first came out - she is roughly my age, so it was very moving to read about a war in my lifetime by someone my age living through it. 52m
Texreader @Librarybelle What an experience for a preteen to have read this book while the war was going on. I can tell you I don‘t think I even knew about the war in the 1990s. I was a newlywed and working two jobs. Life was difficult then so the news took the back burner. now
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Lunarstar27
The Ballad of Never After | Stephanie Garber
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So good surprising ending to the middle book

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Lsmoore43
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Graphic Audio

I listened to the graphic audio of this and boy it was good. Like watching a movie without the actual screen. I had no problem picturing it in my mind though. The end of last year and so far this year I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and trying a different genre of book and audio. While I listen to the book I also read along with my physical copy or ecopy. What a way to read. It's been so much fun....

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TheBookHippie
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#ChloeGongReadALong

March 02 - CH 1-12
March 09 - CH 13-26
March 16 - CH 27-40
March 23 - CH 41-52
March 30- CH 53- END

It‘s almost time ♥️⚔️🖤

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shortsarahrose
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“Lily smiled. ‘Right.‘
She stepped back to give Kath room to bowl, and also to block the men‘s view.”

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Bookwomble
Daybreak | Brian Ralph
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Mehso-so

A fairly standard post-apocalypse zombie comic, nothing you won't have seen before. It's not without a certain bleak charm, though why anybody wanted to adapt it as a TV show is beyond me, as there's no plot and no characterisation, and nothing to distinguish it within the genre. Not awful, but so-so.

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Bookpearl
Impostors | Scott Westerfeld
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The moment these scholars told me they love to smell the pages of books, they instantly became book club members! I thought I was the only one in the world who did this.

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WildAlaskaBibliophile
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1. Favorite female character: Fanny Price of “Mansfield Park“; Anne of “Anne of Green Gables“
2. Favorite male character: IDK?
I have a difficult time picking favorite people because I remember and appreciate stories better/more than people.
3. Current read: “A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking“ by T. Kingfisher
@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in❣️ 2h
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Julz422
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I enjoyed this one almost as much as I enjoyed the first two books. It kind of lost me at the end as I felt it moved too quickly too suddenly