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Bianca

Bianca

Joined March 2016

There isn't much I won't read. goodreads.com/biancairl
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Brave the Page | National Novel Writing Month
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I‘ve been pretty quiet recently because I was going through a mild depression (anhedonia was one of the symptoms). I‘m coming out of it and preparing for #NaNoWriMo now. Here‘s a pick of my workspace. Not pictured is our new rescue doggo sleeping on the guest bed on the other side of the room. 😂

Anyone else gearing up for next month?

Jerdencon Hope you continue to feel better! 3d
ravenlee Good luck on surfacing from the depression. And lots of luck for NaNoWriMo! 3d
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It‘s really difficult to put this book down. I had to buy my own copy.

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I was browsing Libby for some nonfiction to read last night when I came across this book. It seems an interesting place to start in learning about Ebola. (Not my highlighting btw.)

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The Last Bookstore | N. Victoria Kennedy
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Littens, I finally made it to the heaven that is this bookstore!

#indiebookstores

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I‘ve been reading this and Book of Ages while recovering from a dumb summer cold. My husband has been taking good care of me. (Btw, did I mention we eloped last month? I‘m officially a wife. 😂🤘)

#nonfiction

Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🎉🍾 2mo
ScientistSam Congrats!🎆 2mo
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TrishB Lol 😁 congrats 🎉🎉 2mo
Jillylovesbooks Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎉 2mo
Cortg Congratulations AND I hope you feel better soon!
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mabell Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
QuietlyLaura Congratulations! 🎉❤️ I hope you feel better soon! 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 2mo
xxjenadanxx Congratulations!! I love your Kindle case! 1mo
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Not feeling very well today so I‘m reading this wonderful book and trying to rest before picking up my favorite doggo from my dad.

Btw, thank you to all of the #LitsyLove readers who sent me welcome mail! I‘m working on reply mail, I promise.

Crazeedi This looks like a good book 2mo
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2mo
Smrloomis Hope you feel better soon! 🤞🏽 2mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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This number isn‘t entirely accurate since I forgot to pause the stopwatch at some point yesterday (subtract around 2 hours).

It was The Kiss Quotient most of the day. I didn‘t want to stop listening.

#24B4Monday

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I wasn‘t planning on participating in #24B4Monday because I have so much going on this weekend, but then I thought, “What better way to practice self-care than to read for fun?”

rachelm This is a great audiobook!!! 3mo
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The artwork in this is gorgeous. #comics

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Warcross | Marie Lu
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Accurate.

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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Finally got my copy of this from the library.

And I got engaged yesterday! 😊

Izai.Amorim Congratulations! 3mo
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Djspens Congratulations! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!! Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 3mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I finally finished this a few days ago. It only took me three weeks. 😅

Now, I‘m waiting for Dragonfly in Amber to be ready at the library.

Oana7 I've also finished the first part and now I am waiting for Dragonfly in Amber too 🙂 I loved the first part!!! 3mo
Bianca @Oana7 Yes! I didn‘t expect so much adventure and so many twists and turns. I‘m watching the first season of the tv series while I wait for Dragonfly. 3mo
Oana7 @Bianca I am at season 3...I couldn't help watching it 🙂 3mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Almost there! (Kind of.)

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LSAT Logical Reasoning | Manhattan Prep
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I would really rather be reading. 😩

riversong153 I‘m having pen envy right now! 3mo
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“Most of the time a girl needed to rescue herself” is on the first page.

Here for it.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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*peeks around corner* Hi! I‘ve missed y‘all.

I‘m currently about halfway through this book that‘s been on my tbr for such a long time because that‘s how I procrastinate studying.

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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I don't re-read books, but, the other night, in an effort to focus my brain on something for long enough to fall asleep, I borrowed this on Libby and am 18% in. (I need to acquire a paper copy.)

Re-reading is fantastic, especially when you're about to start a major next phase in your life (LSAT prep course). 😂

wanderinglynn Good luck on the LSAT. 🍀 And if you need any insight or have any questions about law school, hit me up. It‘s been a few years since I graduated, but the legal world doesn‘t change that much. 😉 5mo
Bianca @wanderinglynn I'm sure I'll have questions! Thank you! 5mo
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I've decided tonight is for reading comics and playing games.

What's your night look like?

#comicbooks #marvel

Bookartbookmarks Amazing!!! Working on my shop. It‘s book related so I‘m okay with that! 6mo
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Had to share this one for NPM. It's from Palavora (Dialogos Books, 2019).

#nationalpoetrymonth

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Pug Mugs: Good Pugs Gone Bad | Willow Creek Press
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This isn't exactly book related, but it is dog related. My neighbors' puggo Gracie needs surgery so she can breathe better and have a better quality of life. I started a GoFundMe to help pay the pre-operation exam and testing fees.

https://www.gofundme.com/gracie039s-sinus-operation&rcid=r01-155590896875-ca8c5d...

Thank you for taking the time to read this, share, and/or contribute!

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Rai | Matt Kindt
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Far future sci-fi meets cyberpunk and superheroes.

The art tho!

#comicbooks #comics

speljamr Love Rai and the Valiant universe!!!! 6mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Not too shabby for falling asleep earlier than I thought I would.

Made it halfway through the audiobook of My Life in France, a quarter of the way through The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison, and finished two ebooks. I'm officially back to enjoying reading!

#readathon #deweyapril
@DeweysReadathon

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Yes, Chef | T. Neilson
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Moved over to my sleeping spot and some #romantsy for however much longer I can stay up.

#readathon #deweyapril #readathonhourlyphoto

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My Life in France | Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
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I meant to post my stack of books for Dewey's #readathon yesterday. Bit of a late start (slept in), but at least it's only 8:30 here.

@DeweysReadathon

#comicbooks #fantasy #deweyapril

ju.ca.no I loved the Watchmaker so much😍 6mo
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Rat Queens #11 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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Rat Queens Vol. 2 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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Thank the gods a comics-loving friend lent me the first two volumes and proceeded to ask me if I've read them multiple times since. I read the first volume yesterday and the second today.

Fantastic! Ass-kicking! Females! Loving! Their! Bodies! Exactly as they are! And not apologizing for existing!!

10/10 would read again

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Sunday vibes.

#scifi

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Woman at 1,000 Degrees: A Novel | Hallgrimur Helgason
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Herra might be my spirit animal. Thanks for the rec, Jenny! @ReadingEnvy

#booksintranslation #dogsoflitsy

ReadingEnvy I was laughing from the beginning. It does get serious but she is a character indeed. 8mo
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I started reading this yesterday afternoon and finished last night. Not what I was expecting. #urbanfantasy #uf

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Here's to February being a much better reading month.

#litsypartyofone

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Fun times.

#history

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I guess I won't be getting off the couch...

#dogsoflitsy

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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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I haven't been able to finish reading a book since the end of the year because stress from preparing to move plus busy at work.

Now that I'm in my new place, I think this is a good one to start my reading year with. #ya #dogsoflitsy

LiteraryinLititz Congrats on your move! I‘ve been wanting to read this book so I‘ll be curious to hear your reaction. 9mo
Sills Books will always be your friend and ready for you when you are📚❤️ 9mo
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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I love when I'm browsing the library and a book I've been wanting to read is waiting for me on a shelf.

LondElle89 So good! 9mo
BooknerdsLife Awww lucky you! I‘m still waiting for my Li ready to get a copy 9mo
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I think I'm going to go for this. I wanted to focus on reading female authors, especially in translation, anyway.

nomadreader I'm doing it too! 10mo
saresmoore Yeah, do it! 10mo
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THIS

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Trying a new book tonight.

I would always rather be reading than at a party.

Crazeedi Me too!!! 10mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve read about 1/3 of this. 10mo
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Patriarchy Blues | Rena Priest
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I can't be reading right now, but I can use my new mug, courtesy of my housemate who knows me oh so well.

AlaMich That mug wins!!!!😆🙌 10mo
candority 😂 I love that mug! 10mo
julesG 👍👏👏 10mo
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merelybookish Love it! 🤣😂 10mo
saresmoore Bahahaha! 10mo
OrangeMooseReads 👍🏼🥰😂👏🏽 10mo
CoffeeK8 Love the mug! 10mo
whatsthEStorey Oh my gosh this mug!! ☕️😍 10mo
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My pops came over with chocolate and is cooking. I'm trying to enjoy my last day off.

Am here if anyone needs a virtual hug or chat. #joinin

melissajayne Right now I need quiet. Feel like I have been doing Christmas stuff since the 10th and I just want some bloody quiet #joinin 10mo
Bianca @melissajayne I hope you can escape to a space where you can be alone or at least in a quiet place for a long break. 10mo
melissajayne @Bianca I am; surprisingly feeling a bit better. 10mo
Bianca @melissajayne Glad to hear it. I hope you get plenty of rest and a good night's sleep tonight. ❤ 10mo
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I'll be around today and tomorrow. I know the holidays can be tough for many so I'm grateful for #joinin. Thank you to @4thhouseontheleft for keeping it going this year. ❤

GrilledCheeseSamurai This is great! I have to work tonight and I am by myself tomorrow and boxing day. I don't mind the quiet though but can understand how it is tough for some! I'll definitely use the tag tomorrow while I spend it reading. ❤️ 10mo
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I finished Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry last night and wanted to continue on my nonfiction streak.

AlaMich Masha Gessen is so interesting. I‘ve never read any of her writing but I‘ve heard her interviewed numerous times. The book sounds fascinating...depressing, but fascinating. (edited) 10mo
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Ghosts of the Tsunami | Richard Lloyd Parry
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I can't seem to get into any fiction, even in audio. So I'm sticking with nonfiction (the only books I've been able to finish this month).

Since finding out I have ADD last month, I've wanted to understand even more urgently what it's like for other people processing and experiencing life, even what we consider to be extreme experiences. It's quite something to realize that the way your mind works isn't how most people's minds work.

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I'm in the mood for dark material right now. The holidays are difficult for me (and many others). You'd think I'd gravitate toward lighter stuff, but, no, let's talk about crime, death, human nature, and years-old mysteries. 🤷‍♀️

Ashley_Nicoletto The holidays are so hard for so many. 🖤 enjoy your crime all you want! 10mo
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The world lost a truly amazing one in McNamara.

vkois88 Agreed!!! 10mo
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The Backstagers #5 | James Tynion IV
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This comic is so delightful. #comics

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Batwoman Vol. 1: the Many Arms of Death (Rebirth) | Marguerite Bennett, James IV Tynion
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Happy Monday (to those in the northern hemisphere).

#comics

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Life has been kind of crazy, but I can actually relax today. I've been reading a lot of comics and watching a lot of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Now I have to prep and plan for NaNoWriMo. Anyone else getting ready for NaNo?