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Blerdgal_Fenix

Blerdgal_Fenix

Joined October 2018

Nerdy Mom - Gryffindor - small business owner IG:LumosDesignsbyFenixJoi -prefers paper over digital but I do own a kindle. ❤️WEBTOON & Anime
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This book got me like 😶‍🌫️- am I using this emoji right? Lol I feel like I am in slow motion a little bit. i am getting into it but I am not sure how I feel about. I am going to keep reading to see if it‘s just me. #london #strugglebus

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4/5 - this book was a lot of fun! I am thankful for my buddy read. This book took me to Paris and gave me - food, family strife, little magic, and complicated messy romance. It‘s a wonderful weekend read. Roselle Lim gave a little bit of everything, I would have liked to flush out the Auntie more. Read with nice wine or tea- (& full tummy)you will be transported. Do not over think this, let it flow with its flaws. #poc #paris #tea #woc #magic

TheKidUpstairs I totally agree with your review. Definitely one to just relax and enjoy without overthinking it. And I could totally read more about her Aunt, she was fantastic. Now all I want to do is go stroll around Paris and eat and drink the wonderful things. Thank you for another lovely buddy read, they are always sure to put a smile on my face. 5d
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Chanukah Lights | Robert Sabuda, Michael J. Rosen
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While out with my kiddo — we noticed a outdoor Chanukah display and admired the beauty of the display and a wonderful woman greeted us and gave us Chanukah gelt & we shared our love of the display. She shared her holiday with us and invited us to share in activities at their booth. This is what this time of year is about 🖤 #8nights #chanukahlove

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Heartbreaking day! Got up early with my kiddo to go the book store only to find out — Barnes and Noble is closing. Everything is 25% off - Old Orchard Mall Skokie,IL - if anyone needs books 🥺 they have a ton of books. We got a few books, but sad to another one go. Our regular one is still doing good. I hate to see book stores close - this location was huge 🥺 #sadbooknerd #booknerd

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Happy Monday everyone — how I am spending my Monday. Nurse laughed because I have a book and ebook in my bag. I will get to go home later today, but always travel with book.gotta fight the meds and slump with a mystery and poisons. #shereadanywhere #whatsinmypurse #reading

Bookwormjillk You gotta be prepared! Good luck 🍀 2w
AmyG Feel better! 2w
kspenmoll Hope you are feeling better! 6d
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I just wanted to share this — I am sure someone needed to hear this. Find your joy. #selfcare #liveyourstory

kspenmoll 💜💜💜 6d
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This book right here!! I need Roselle Lim to make a recipe book to go along with this. I mean the food alone got me like how much is a flight to Paris. I have been to Paris, but this book makes me what to see the Paris the main character saw. Oh an the tea flavors in the book… *chef kiss. Someone come get me before I book this flight lol @TheKidUpstairs let‘s go to Paris!! 🍾 #buddyread

TheKidUpstairs Right? She totally should have included recipes! It made me so hungry. I've never been to Paris, it's top of my bucket list. All I want to do is eat lots of food, drink lots of wine, and wander 😍 Oh, and visit Shakespeare and Co. 2w
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Just wanted to honor my fellow veterans! Happy Veterans Day. Sometimes people mix these dates up. 11/11 is to honor the LIVING who once served.

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Always me … I need to stop. Lol I am going to read them I swear lol - eventually 😜

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Day 8 - Giving - he is GIVING a look. well I think this suppose to be a thanksgiving focus, but I am going to share one of my pups falling asleep while they listen to my zoom. Lol actually I got up and he took over my spot and refused to move till I turned off the computer and cuddled. Best 1 hour nap #lunchtime #cuddletime #dogmomhumor #dogmom

AmyG What a cutie! 4w
Moonprismpower 😍😍😍 4w
sleepy.ash87 Precious 💕 What kind of pup? 3w
Blerdgal_Fenix He is chihuahua mix 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!! ❤️ 3w
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Day 7 - thankful - I am thankful for all the different types of people in my life. The picture just reminds me of how different and wonderful my friends are across race, religion, and ethnicity. I am thankful for them all. #friends #loveislove #womenempoweringwomen

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So am I!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤍🤎💗 3w
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Day 6 - pie - sweet potato pie is my favorite when done correctly. You can‘t eat everyone‘s sweet potato pie. My father use to make these on special occasions. No recipes book just him making magic. I make really good pie and when Patti Labelle came out with a pie, they were pretty good, but nothing beat the magic my father created when he made pies for everyone 🖤 *picture taken from Pinterest

sleepy.ash87 That looks so good. I have made at least 5 pies over the past month 🙊 It's my favorite way to get into the spirit of fall... I still need to make a sweet potato pie, though! 3w
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Okay I am totally late and playing catch up today - lol - Day 5 - Moon — I mean how many people mistake the Death Star for a moon. It kind gives moon vibes right 😜 #nerdhumor #moon #deathstar #tbt

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are too cute!! 💞💞 3w
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So I did a book spin and this is what it landed on. Heard good things about it. Looks like a manageable read. Hopefully it fits in my purse. It is sitting my tbr stack lol 😂 so let‘s crack this open!!

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This was fun read if you are looking for@something over the weekend or in a day. I have read other books from this author and her sweet style stays the same. There is one thing in the book I did not agree with is the secret the main character was forced to hold even when the book was coming to a resolve. That small white lie/keeping the secret when she shouldn‘t have is the only troubling part for me. 7.5/10. #ya #WOCLead

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Little sorting hat humor - is this true for you? Does your house match, your sign?

bookandbedandtea Nope. I test as a Ravenclaw but I'm an Aries so this doesn't line up for me. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
sleepy.ash87 I am a Scorpio, Virgo moon and belong to Ravenclaw 😊 So I guess partially correct? 1mo
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Day 4 - something starts with an N - proud mama moment — my son made himself nachos. He even cut up the jalapeños he still has another layer of cheese and meat to put on it but NACHOS for the win ? #nachos #gratfefulharvest

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Day Three - Brown Sugar - so random I know but so many wonderful things are made with brown sugar, especially in fall & winter. What are your favorite uses for brown sugar? #fall #November #gratefulharvest

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤎🤎🤎 1mo
sleepy.ash87 Mmmmm brown sugar is the best! I like it in a warm bowl of cream of wheat, in coffee cake, sweet potato casserole, and lots more! 1mo
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Day 2 - Leaves — it‘s getting cold and the colors are changing to beautiful hues of yellow and Orange. #sweaterweather - I need to be more in time with these lol

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤎🍂🤎 1mo
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Day 1 - Apple - so this is wicked Jim Beam caramel apple cocktail. I will say it was smooth and joy to have. It comes with caramel apple sucker to put in your drink. It was good either way. I figured I would start the challenge with a little fun. #cocktails #photochallenge #apple

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I literally love this series!! I am dying laughing and just can‘t help but fall in love. There is anime series on Netflix and I believe there is a live action version..- I would totally marry Tatsu!! Lol 😂 this manga just makes you smile. This a grown folks Manga & Anime, my opinion only. Lol if you have never read a manga or watched anime - just check this out. #anime #manga #househusband #theImmortalDragon #guiltypleasure

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Cinderella Is Dead | Kalynn Bayron
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Loved this book. I kept this one in my purse and took everywhere. Finally finished it this morning so I can start the rest of my November reads. The retelling of The Cinderella story was amazing. There was action, plot twist, and kept me engaged. This book is very relatable. Great POC female lead and LGBTQ story. This is a book I recommend for everyone to feel empowered. 8/10 #paperback #woc #poc #lgbtq #femalelead #fantasy #ya

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Hello! I have missed everyone. Happy Halloween! I hope everyone enjoyed spooky season and now we are off to holiday season. I am a little behind with letters and hopefully I will be caught up this week. @TheKidUpstairs - wanna do Vanessa Yu Magical Paris Tea Shop By Roselle Lim? Sorry for the delay! Anyone have some holiday suggestions? Till Next Time - Love & Lattes

TheKidUpstairs Yes, sounds good to me! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs I just grabbed this one off of BookOutlet.com if you're looking for a good deal! 1mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I just ordered it 🖤 next time I will look into book outlet 1mo
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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Decided to do an audiobook. Taking this upon suggestion. Let's see how it goes.

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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I am still pretty sick but I am almost caught up on #litsylove letters. I thought I would brighten your feed with my pooch enjoying a very small puppcino. Hopefully I will be on the mend soon. Shout out @TheKidUpstairs for the amazing buddy reads for July and August. I have busy with a new job and now being sick but the books kept me going. You are the best!! Hopefully my mail reaches you soon!

Bookwormjillk Sorry you‘ve been sick. 3mo
TheKidUpstairs I'm so sorry you've been so sick! Glad our buddy reads kept you company. I'll have to post my reviews so we can discuss. Hope you continue to get better. 💝💝💝 3mo
UwannaPublishme Cute photo! Hope you‘re feeling better! 🌻❤️🌻 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t know you were sick! I hope you‘re feeling better ❤️ 3mo
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Little #booknerd humor -- this is so me sometimes #humor #bibliophile -- tell me who is your favorite questionable man and from what book. #sundayquestion #questionoftheday

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A Lowcountry Bride: A Novel | Preslaysa Williams
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8/10 for this book. Sweet romance and a work/life balance lesson. Great weekend read. There are no juicy parts 😜 just sweet kisses and longing. Gotta love reading with Lt.Uhura. Main character has a chronic illness and finds love without it surrounding her illness. #woc #blacklove #chronicillness #sicklecell #blasian

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I need to leave a review for this book! I have enjoyed this #buddyread and on to the next one. I have been insanely busy lately and my allergies have turned into bronchitis 🤦🏾‍♀️ so I have been on the struggle bus since my bday!! I am trying to get letters out and cards out. Hopefully I will be getting better soon. Please be patient with me, I am hoping to be caught up this weekend. *when I need company on the struggle bus

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Happy Birthday to me

GondorGirl 🎂🎂🎂 4mo
magyklyXdelish Gorgeous cake! Happy birthday ♥️♥️ 4mo
Kdgordon88 That cake! Awesome! 4mo
Lesliereads Wow! Your cake is awesome! Happy Birthday!🎈 4mo
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July is going to be a fun month. I have this wonderful buddy read with @TheKidUpstairs !! I am so excited to get into this read among the other stuff on birthday month oist!! I am going for 5 books done by the end of the month!!!

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Finally finished the book! I will say, I am still shook!!! Amazing book! Worth the read and better than most fantasy stories out there. The creation of the world in which this takes place is amazing. I wish I got the book for the beautiful maps created. This book is action packed and filled with strength, heart, and being badass!! #poc #woc #fantasy #femalelead #pageturner 9 out of 10. #womenarepowerful

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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I have to admit, I have put off the last 2 hours of the audio for this book. I was nervous, but it was getting good. I do not want it to end, but I have so many questions. I had to renew the loan, I have a delightful dread because the war happening might mean the end of a character I enjoy. Urgh my book nerd heart 🖤

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Happy Pride!!! 🌈 🌈🌈🌈

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The A.I. Who Loved Me | Alyssa Cole
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So this little read was recommend to me. It took the weekend to get through this 6 hour book. It started off slow, but it got spicy towards the end. I think the build up took too long. I enjoyed it. It was easy, to many voices but I did appreciate the effort. If you are looking for something to listen to/relax to this is it. Easy to follow and requires nothing but lounge chair, beverage, and willingness to relax. #ambw #woc #poc. 7 out of 10

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#mood 😂😂😂

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persephone1408 Darkest minds was the worst. The best was 5 feet apart...it was perfect! 6mo
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Gilded Ones | Namina Forna

I feel like this book is going to leave me on a cliff hanger — there is no second book yet. I do think the story is going wrap up. I am freaking out 😱 too many plot twist, damn it. The dread and happiness when I finish the book. My questions need to be answered not more questions 😳 I love & curse this book. #booknerdproblems #bipoc #poc #woc

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The Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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I am doing this as an audiobook — I am not sure if mistakes were made. The story is so intense. I am shook!! Maybe it‘s easier as a book, but the narrator is wonderful, she gives the characters life and they scare me. This should not be classified as a YA book. This more game of thrones than hunger games😳. If you like either series - this book is for you. #woc #bipoc #poc #femalelead #ya

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Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Love this image #poc #warrior #demons #women #woc

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Gilded Ones | Namina Forna
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Ummm someone should have warned me about this book!! This book is crazy. I am shook with the description of pain and torture. This is a seriously not for the light hearted. 😳 I am going to keep on but damn this story is DARK !! #poc #dark #africaninspired #scary #bodilyharm

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Gilded Ones | Namina Forna

Urgh — I wasn‘t suppose to start this book till later in the year but it came up in my Libby holds earlier than expected. I am starting to enjoy it. I am hooked! I have to juggle my other reads lol 😂

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Real Men Knit | Kwana Jackson
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I really enjoyed the book. It is a solid 8 out of 10. Fun urban romance, if you are looking for knitting inspiration this is not the book. I will admit, I have been crocheting more since I started this book. So there is that, I am hoping the author makes a whole series about the brothers, I want to get into their lives! Still fun read, recommended for a summer read. #harlem #knitting #realmenknit #poc #woc #ny #yarn

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I never had one at my private school as a kid, but when my kiddo went school- he would take all my money. I didn't understand, until I went with him in the 3rd grade. The whole event was geared to take all the money and guilt parents. Now I wish for book fairs and events geared towards adults, Take my money! #bookfair #bars #wineandbooks

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Real Men Knit | Kwana Jackson
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I am@down to the last hour of this book. I still feel like there should have been more knitting references, but it‘s a cute romance that took me by surprise. Minor erotica, but the I need a AMBW book with the hot firefighter brother!! He was delicious in this book. I would buy yarn if I knew he would be there!! Not finished but this is a good quick summer read. I feel like the ending might be rushed🤷🏾‍♀️. We will have to wait and see.

UwannaPublishme Great review! 😁👍🏻👨‍🚒 7mo
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Real Men Knit | Kwana Jackson
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I am at the half way point and we still haven‘t gotten into the knitting aspect.lol. this book is cute and I love the Harlem references. I am not sure why the slow build up, but it‘s a fun read. I am still not a fan of the narrator. I think the voice in my head would be better if I actually read it. Anyone commuting like me, this is a fun read, maybe something to put on the summer list!

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Just wanted to share some of my favorite enamel pins! I love pins — I even have some great book pins. Most of my pins come from Kickstarter campaigns. The pin holder will be found at my revamped Etsy store! I really enjoy switching them out on my cardigans and jean jacket. What do you collect besides books? #pinhead #enamelpins #pinholder #pintrader #bookpins

DinoMom Nice collection . I love pins but do not have that many. Besides books of course , I have way to many crystals! 7mo
UwannaPublishme Cool collection! 🙌🏻 7mo
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Picked up this little gym by accident. It was in my Libby holds multiple times and never read it. Now it‘s available - I am curious about the story. I head the series is worth reading. I am still up in the air about the whole thing but we will see.the little bit I have read seems to be interesting retelling of the classic story.

Liatrek I loved this book and the whole series 🙂 One of my favorite Cinderella retellings. 8mo
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I chose pick because you can‘t read the first one without the second one. Like I mentioned before it felt rushed. Many of the stories got their stories in a bow and some left jagged. It‘s a quick read & I would recommend. As a stand alone so-so but as book 2, it gave some great moments. Felt rushed 3/5. This could Have been 3 book series with great villain moments and the redemption arc could have been stronger. #ya #poc #woc #wolf #friendorfoe

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Real Men Knit | Kwana Jackson
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I just started this little gem. I spun a wheel and got this random audiobook. So far it‘s starting off way to sad for my taste, but the characters seem fun, I am not a fan of the narrator, the voice is killing the vibe a little. I rather have a man doing this whole story, but that is preference, not a requirement. I am still listening, I might crochet while listening

kspenmoll Read this in book form & enjoyed it! 8mo
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Almost done with the second book. I am glad I had a chance to read the second. The story is being thrown together at the end. I am feeling a little rushed in the second half of the book. There could have been a third book, I guess we are going to get a quick wrap up. The first one took its time, second one not so much. I am still engaged but I feel like we are trying to put the 3hr movie in a 1 Hour time slot