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Abby-J

Abby-J

Joined October 2016

If I didn't read too much, I probably wouldn't be here.
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I‘m so excited about this! I ❤️ Lara Jean.

GypsyKat I hope you‘re doing well. I miss seeing you on here! 1mo
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1. Freelance Writer
2. Ride Operator at Six Flags
3. Weather Forecaster for the Air Force (both best and worst)
4. Novelist

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 13mo
RadicalReader @Abby-J hope you love it here on Litsy. I bet being a weather woman would have it‘s sunny days and rainy forecasts 😂😂😂😂 8mo
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Dark Disciple: Star Wars | Christie Golden
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Star Wars books have gotten so much better since Disney threw out the EU. This audiobook was well produced, and the story was engaging. I ❤️ Asajj Ventress.

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Now that I‘ve graduated, I finally have time to do my first @24in48 I‘m an hour and twenty minutes in and starting light with this ensemble romance. #24in48

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I found the best Etsy shop and had to share. How cute are these card card catalog prints? No affiliation with the shop, I just knew my Littens would appreciate these. https://etsy.me/1bHEfvd #bookishbuys #etsy #novelart

JoScho Just checked it out. Awesome. Thanks for sharing! 1y
Bette Love these! ❤️👍 1y
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That moment when a tweet makes you buy a new book. Ravenclaws unite!

GingerAntics Oh my god this explains SO much!!! 1y
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The Lady Most Willing...: A Novel in Three Parts | Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway
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😂😂😂

julesG 😂😂😂 1y
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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It‘s been a hard day‘s knight, and no knight has had a harder day than my favorite delusional chevalier, Don Quixote. #AHardDaysNight #HeyJune

Libby1 So clever! 1y
Abby-J @Libby1 Thanks! 1y
GypsyKat Well done! 😀 1y
Cinfhen Brilliant 👌🏼🥇 1y
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She (in this case me) loves you (speaking directly to this pair of Captain Marvel high tops that I still need to think of a way to tell my husband that I spent $75 of my hard earned money on 🤫). Sorry for stretching the topic. I just really want to brag on my nerd shoes. #shelovesyou #shoes #HeyJune

GypsyKat Hahaha! Stretch away! 😂And those are awesome btw! 1y
Abby-J @GypsyKat I have never been so excited about a ridiculous pair of shoes in my entire ridiculous life. The eyelets are even shaped like little starbursts. 🤩 (when they actually arrive at the house, there will probably be even more pictures) 1y
GypsyKat That‘s awesome! I‘ll look forward to seeing them! 😆 1y
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Cinfhen Those are too cute NOT to share ❤️❤️❤️ you earned them so enjoy them❣️❣️❣️ 1y
Weaponxgirl These are amazing! 1y
Centique I love them! 😍😍 1y
Craftylikefox 😍😍 1y
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#IWantToHoldYourHand Who wouldn‘t want to hold this sweet-faced Hand of the King? 😍 I have such mixed feelings about these books and this show, but Tyrion always makes me smile. #HeyJune

GypsyKat LOVE LOVE LOVE HIM! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
BookaholicNatty ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
julesG Puppy eyes! 1y
Cinfhen Just discussing him at dinner last night!!! 1y
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Day 3 of #HeyJune, I‘m actually posting something before 11:00pm (It‘s because I haven‘t gone to bed, yet, y‘all). What better to post for #EightDaysaWeek than book 8 in the October Daye Series. I even made a little collage. This series my absolute favorite in the urban fantasy genre. I‘ll tag the first book in the comments because absolutely everyone should read these, and you must start at the beginning.

Abby-J This is the first one. Seanan McGuire won the Campbell award for it. 1y
Cinfhen This collage is 🙌🏻❤️totally sold the series!!!! 1y
Cinfhen Have u read this series @TrishB ??? 1y
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rjsthumbelina I love this series so much! Seanan is one of my favorite authors for sure. And your collage is very on point. 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen no 😱 I shall be taking a look! 1y
Cinfhen Report back to me @TrishB 😘 1y
GypsyKat This series is on my TBR list, I may have to move it up! 1y
Abby-J @GypsyKat I think you‘ll love it. 1y
GypsyKat I‘m going to add it my my Amazon wishlist. That helps move things from my TBR list to my TBR shelf. 😉 1y
Abby-J @rjsthumbelina @Cinfhen Thank you. I worked way too hard on it when I should have been writing a paper on Plato‘s Apology. At the time, it seemed far more important to find “just the right cat” than it did to finish my homework. 1y
Cinfhen Hahahaha 😂😂😂I remember those days!!!! (edited) 1y
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#CantBuyMeLove, but you can buy my favorite book about behavioral economics and learn exactly why you can‘t buy that love.(Get it. It‘s a book about economics. 💰💰💰) #HeyJune

GypsyKat Nicely done. 😉 1y
Cinfhen Clever! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Hey, Jude[as]. Or maybe it works because John Lennon said the Beatles were bigger than Jesus? I‘m stretching the Beatles tie-in, but it‘s late, and I just now remembered that it‘s June (It has been a very long week). This beat up gem has been with me for fifteen years and at least six moving days. It‘s been at least ten years since I reread it, so I‘m bumping to the top of my reread TBR list (TBRR?). #HeyJune

GypsyKat It works for me! 🙃 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard such good things about this book!!! And yes, it is JUNE!! How the hell did that happen?!???? 1y
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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I still wish there was something between so-so and pick. This book was an okay sequel. There were some great parts, but I had guessed the entire ending by the middle of the book. I was hoping for more of the tricks and twists that were in Caraval. The story wasn‘t bad, but it felt more like a set up for a third book than a story that could stand on its own (and not in an awesome Empire Strikes Back sort of way).

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Dukes in romance novels are dashing, handsome, and occasionally mysterious. The above photo is of the current Duke of York. Real life is so disappointing.

MCYmermaid 😆 1y
julesG 😁 1y
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Just a reminder, though I know I‘m preaching to the choir. I‘m having an argument with a “White Feminist” on Facebook because she‘s trying to make a conversation about code switching in the black community all about her white self. If your brand of feminism doesn‘t take time to listen to the viewpoints of POC, you‘re not helping. Never turn a conversation about people of color into a conversation about white lady problems.

Abby-J Also read the tagged book. You will like it. 1y
GypsyKat “Never turn a conversation about people of color into a conversation about white lady problems” Can I get this on a T-shirt? Seriously! 🙌 1y
CouronneDhiver I don‘t understand why human problems aren‘t just human (rather than white vs coloured, male vs female, etc.) ... so sad. 1y
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2BR02B @GypsyKat I'm pretty sure White Lady Problems is the working title of Liane Moriarty's latest novel. 1y
GypsyKat @2BR02B Hahaha! Don‘t hate, I love her books! 😂😂🤣 1y
Abby-J @2BR02B @GypsyKat Curtis Sittenfeld is also a master in the “White Lady Problems” genre. 1y
2BR02B @Abby-J I have an entire Goodreads shelf devoted to this literary subgenre. I've titled it "The Unbearable Whiteness of Being." 1y
Abby-J @2BR02B 😂 That title almost entirely makes up for the idiot on Facebook. 1y
Weaponxgirl @2BR02B you just made me snort laugh into my tea! 1y
Weaponxgirl Ugh to their lack of awareness. Makes you want to throw some black feminist books at their heads doesn't it 1y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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All right, @GypsyKat. I‘m ready to #buddyread!

GypsyKat Ok! I‘ll start mine tomorrow because I already went up to bed and left it downstairs lol but tomorrow I‘m on it! 😆🙌 1y
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I‘m honestly surprised that I read this many. There were some odd choices on this list... http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/quiz/

Bostonmomx2 16 for me and honestly none of the ones I haven‘t read appeal to me in the slightest and......I‘m okay with that 😉 1y
Abby-J @Bostonmomx2 I‘m okay with it, too. I don‘t need PBS to affirm my readerly prowess. 👑 1y
GypsyKat I‘ve read 27. But I saw Fifty Shads on here, so I feel like the list is invalid. Just my opinion. 😜 1y
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GingerAntics I‘ve read 30, but I second the motion that Fifty Shades being on here discredits it greatly, as does the inclusion of the Outlander series, for me. I thought this was supposed to be well written books that celebrated all that was great about America literature. I guess I was SO very wrong. 1y
Abby-J @GingerAntics Right? Only about half of these books were even American. Even 50 Shades is British. And some of the classic books on list were odd representations of a particular writer. Specifically the Hemingway and the Vonnegut. I‘m guessing that the list must have been the result of some sort of poll? 1y
GingerAntics @Abby-J oh god I hope not. The average american‘s Reading habits these days are appalling. I thought some of those weren‘t even American authors. Is it because they‘re in English they therefore “must” be American? I‘m not a fan of this list. I actually liked BBC‘s list of the top 100 books better. 1y
KateFulfordAuthor @Abby-J and others on this thread: If you like rich characters and a precision engineered plot, may I be so bold as to recommend my debut? It‘s based in London (as am I), with a sassy female lead narrative and is widely reviewed as a good piece of writing. Check the link in my bio for a summary, reviews and more. /Kate 1y
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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1. The Aeronaut‘s Windlass by Jim Butcher. I have actually bailed twice. Wasn‘t any better the second time around.
2. Gummy bears, Cheez-its, and popcorn
3. I don‘t read a lot of biographies, but I agree with @GypsyKat about Born a Crime. I also like Yes, Please by Amy Poehler (I have signed copy)
4. It‘s getting close to the end of the day, if you haven‘t done this and you want to, go ahead! #TuesdayTidbits

GypsyKat We have the same taste in snacks! 😋 1y
Abby-J @GypsyKat I noticed that, too! We have great taste. 1y
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Hey look! It‘s me with John Scalzi.

AceOnRoam Yay 1y
britt_brooke Awesome! 1y
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Does anyone have time this afternoon to alpha-read a YA romance short story? It‘s about 15 double-spaced pages, and I don‘t need line notes or editing, just comments about story and character.

Jess7 @Chelleo not sure if you‘re busy today, but I know you like romance stories so I‘m tagging you. 1y
Jess7 Not sure what alpha-reading is, but I could give you my opinion for what it‘s worth if it‘s only 15 pages 1y
Abby-J @Jess7 Thank you. Opinions are exactly what I need. If you want to shoot me an email at abby@abbyvogler.com, I‘ll send the story as soon as I‘m finished with this last edit. 1y
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GypsyKat I could do it I think. When do you need it by? 1y
Abby-J @GypsyKat This evening. I know that‘s short notice. I‘ve had someone look over it, but I made bigger edits than I‘d originally planned to and my timeline has been thrown off. 1y
Jess7 Definitely help her out @GypsyKat - this isn‘t my typical genre, but I‘ll try to help. 1y
sprainedbrain I could help if you need more than one. 😃 1y
GypsyKat @Abby-J Well, it‘s 3 o‘clock here now, and I have to leave the house in 1 1/2 - 2 hours, but if you can get it to me quick I‘ll do what I can. 💗 I‘ll shoot you an email. 1y
GypsyKat @Jess7 I went through a period in my 20s when I only read romance. I still read the occasional one. 👍 1y
Chelleo Thanks for the tag @Jess7 I‘d love to do it but I won‘t be able to read it with such a short turnaround (I‘m a slow reader). I‘d hate to commit and not be able to meet your deadline 😞 1y
Abby-J @Jess7 @GypsyKat I‘ve sent the story. Let me know if you have trouble opening it. Excuse any typos around the 3/4 mark. I was typing it in a hurry. 1y
Abby-J @sprainedbrain Absolutely! Shoot me an email and I‘ll send it! 1y
Abby-J @Chelleo The turnaround really does suck. I‘m normally not a last minute person, but this story is proving to be the bane of my existence. 😂 1y
GypsyKat @Jess7 I somehow missed the part where it was a YA and only thought it was a romance. Lol yeah, I read a lot of YA lately, so it‘s definitely a typical genre for me! 😂 1y
Jess7 I sent my feedback to you in two emails. The first is my typed thoughts and the second contains two pictures of my handwritten notes (that supplement my first email). Hope it helps! I liked the concept and the story. I hope you will write more. I want to know more about Lucy and Dylan. 🤗 let me know if you got the emails. Thanks! @Abby-J 1y
Jess7 Yep, it was. Did you finish it yet @GypsyKat ? 1y
GypsyKat @Jess7 I did! I thought it was great! ❤️ 1y
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That beautiful moment when there is a Star Wars joke in a your trashy Regency romance novel. 😍

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It‘s after midnight! Opening my #potterheadswap box before bed was my treat for staying up so late to do homework. And wow, @Craftylikefox , what a treat it was. Thank you so much for your generosity. I love absolutely everything in the box. I can‘t wait to have a cup of Ravenclaw tea when I wake up in a few hours. 😍😍😍😍

Gissy So beautiful!!!👏👏👏👏📚😍❤️ 1y
JenlovesJT47 Awesome!!🤓💚🤓 1y
GypsyKat So fun! 😍 1y
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Your package is on its way!

Craftylikefox It made it!! 1y
Abby-J @Craftylikefox Hooray! I was getting nervous. It should have arrived on Tuesday. 1y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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When you have too much homework to read a novel, you start reading novellas. This story made my heart happy. I love that Binti solves problems in a way that is atypical from the sci fi norm.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Thanks, @OriginalCyn620 This blanket is so soft! I wish I could snuggle under it all day with a good book and a cup of tea. Unfortunately, I have to work then write an essay about Beowulf. After that, I‘m going to snuggle up with this book. 😁 #bookandablanketexchange

OriginalCyn620 Yay! Glad you like them! 🙂 2y
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The Green Fairy Book | Andrew Lang
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I love creepy fairytale illustrations. Check out this beautiful werehedgehog man!

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Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Isaac Asimov Science Fiction Magazine, Analog & Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog & Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
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Of course I did. I‘d be rather off put if I had been assigned another genre. Thanks @AngelErin for posting this! https://www.buzzfeed.com/rinri/if-you-were-a-book-what-genre-would-you-be-3c8kx?...

AngelErin Yw! I saw some others post it and I had to do it too. I love quizzes 😀 2y
readinginthedark I got Literary! Not sure I ever feel paralyzed with uncertainty, though. 😆 2y
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Black Panther, Volume 1 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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New favorite princess. 👸🏾 #WakandaForever

Craftylikefox Yes!!!!! 2y
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My final papers have been turned in. One week until the next term starts. Time to binge listen trashy novels before I have read school books again.

Craftylikefox Hooray!! congratulations!!! 2y
readinginthedark 👏🏻❤️ 2y
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The Rose Society | Marie Lu
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This is the second book in the series. I kind of hated it, yet I‘m compelled to read the third one. I kind of hope that every single character dies horribly.

Tadams4 That‘s a compelling review! Makes me very interested! I‘ve had mixed feelings on a few of her previous books! 2y
sammisho I read the first one, but haven't been able to being myself to read the seeing yet. I loved the Legend series though. 2y
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They are few and far between, but there are moments when I do enjoy my literary theory class.

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I spent way too much acquiring the variant eye-patch version of this Pop and my husband is giving me so much side eye. #TotallyWorthIt

GypsyKat AHHHH!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! 😆😍😍🙌🙌🙌 2y
Bette 👍💙😂😂😂 2y
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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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Wow. This was alt-world fantasy is way darker than I expected. I‘m not even sure if I like any of the characters. It‘s compelling, yet also confusing. I‘m going to start the second book in the series, so I think it‘s a pick rather than a so-so.

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1. I love Ron and Hermione because they balance each other out. He needs her to motivate him to try harder, and she needs him to mellow her.
2. Ronan and Adam (Raven Cycle) also have a balancing influence on each other. I‘m developing a theme here.
3. October and Tybalt (October Daye) don‘t balance each other so much as kickass together. Watching them learn to trust each other a master class in building a relationship.
#bookishcouples

GarthRanzz Thanks for participating and for the follow! I‘m not familiar with your second and third choices but they sound interesting. 2y
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Shawn White looks like how imagine Bill Weasley.

Craftylikefox Agreed!! 2y
Gezemice ❤️❤️ 2y
Bklover Yes! 2y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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1. I like Ronan and Alex‘s story in The Raven Boys.
2. Ron and Hermione
3. 🌷
4. Kinder Eggs. The real German kind, not the crappy US kind.
5. Depends on the day. Today is pink. Most days are red.

CouronneDhiver I wonder if the Kinder Eggs we have in Canada are similar... They are rumoured to be different than the American ones 🤔 2y
Abby-J @CouronneDhiver Instead of a chocolate eggs with a prize inside, they are a plastic egg with a prize in one half and a weird chocolate butter type substance with two small truffles sitting in it. Kind of like a deconstructed Rocher. They are off putting, and the prizes stink. https://www.kinder.com/us/en/ 2y
CouronneDhiver Yep, Canada definitely has the other kind. Yummy chocolate on the outside and an orange egg with a toy on the inside. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 @Abby-J 2y
Abby-J @CouronneDhiver Our government thinks our kids will get so excited while consuming the chocolate egg that they will choke to death on the toy inside. This is undoubtedly because several of our elected officials (especially the President) are dumb enough to try and eat the toy. 2y
CouronneDhiver 😂😂😂😂 2y
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Here‘s some donuts to look at while you read my review. This book wasn‘t bad, but the conflict between the characters felt forced and there wasn‘t enough of it to keep me interested. All of the books in this series are roughly the same length. I finished rereading the first two each in a single day, then it took me five days to make time for this one. It just didn‘t hold my attention.

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This one is taking me forever to get through. I want to finish it since it‘s the last one in the series, but there isn‘t enough conflict to keep me turning the figurative pages.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I was worried this unnamed creeper is secretly one of my favorite YA writers, and how much would that suck? Then, I remembered that I only really read four YA male authors, two of which are gay. Primarily reading books written by women pays off yet again.

Mommamanzi Gross! Now I want to know 😑 2y
Abby-J @Mommamanzi Using context from everyone tweeting, this is what I have figured out— It‘s almost certainly a YA only writer, not someone like Neil Gaiman who writes both adult and YA fiction. He‘s a NYT bestseller. It‘s not John Green. He and Maureen Johnson are in the same writing group, and I doubt if it was him they would still be pals. 2y
Mommamanzi It makes me sick to see her say “there‘s a few” though!!! 2y
CaliforniaCay Well this is unsettling. Who can it be? 🤔 2y
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I got Hedwig socks in my subscription box. Life is good.

ferskner OH MY GOOD those are cute! 2y
Abby-J @ferskner They‘re super cozy, too! 2y
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Snuggle Puppy! | Sandra Boynton
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Lilly, my nannybaby, is turning into quite the little litten.

readordierachel I love the concentration. So cute. 2y
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@Gezemice My bookish bun, Colin, wanted to say hello to your bookish buns. #bunniesoflitsy

ferskner I love him! 2y
Gezemice Awwww, hello Colin! You are so adorable. So nice to meet other bunnies here on Litsy 🤗🐰🐰 2y
Nebklvr So cute 2y
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Abby-J @Gezemice It‘s always nice to meet other bunny people. ❤️🐰 2y
rabbitprincess ♥️♥️♥️🐰 2y
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Lyman Frank Baum, Lorena Alvarez
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This honestly depends on what I‘m reading. I read nonfiction faster than fiction. I slow down for fiction because I like to “hear” the words in my head.

Gezemice That‘s more than twice as fast as me... I wish I could read faster. Too many books, too little time! 2y
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Life is full of beautiful surprises, like when there‘s a Buffy reference in my Squirrel Girl comic. 😍 Reading comics in bath is far better than watching whatever is currently on the television. #SuperReading

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And... I bought more Pops. These things are addictive.

GypsyKat They really are!!!! Love these! 😍 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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New bookish pins for my backpack. Also a donut. I didn‘t order the donut, but hey, free donut. #bookmail

rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Love those book ones! 2y
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Abby-J The cat is a Ravenclaw “house cat.” 2y
ContraryMary 💗💗can I ask where they are from?! Sooo cute! 2y
Abby-J @ContraryMary Of course. They are from www.teeturtle.com 2y
ContraryMary Awesome thanks! 2y
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Literary Theory: The Basics | Johannes Willem Bertens, Hans Bertens
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That feeling when your yogurt lid wants you to keep smiling, but you have to create a PowerPoint presentation for your literary theory class.

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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I would read all of these titles reimagined as specific.

https://electricliterature.com/literary-fiction-titles-that-should-be-sci-fi-and...

A Clockwork Orange is my favorite reimagining (even though it was technically already sci-fi)

“A steampunk novel in which our hero must construct The Orange, a secret weapon disguised as a piece of fruit. He wears goggles to do it. The goggles are crucial for some reason.”

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Warbreaker | Brandon Sanderson
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I love it when I reread/relisten to a book and have forgotten so much about it that I get enjoy the surprises all over again. This book is fun. The characters are engaging. The setting is interesting. And the plot is actually surprising.