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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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Got to see my nephews (Zorro pictured above 1 of 2) before my procedure. While waiting to go under I am listening to this book. It is not starting as expected. I hope I don‘t dream of the crusades, lol. Maybe I will listen tonight while drifting in and out of recovery and rest

LiteraryinLawrence Hope your procedure goes well and you can relax with your book soon! 2d
xicanti I hope everything went well, with no upsetting dreams! 2d
RedxoHearts I hope all goes well! 2d
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Quicker to download the audiobook — can‘t wait to dive into this remix. I have to admit — there are my two favorite versions of Robin Hood. I am not sure if I will get the same chuckles but I do love the retelling of this story. #robinhood #classic #disney #humor

TheKidUpstairs I love that fox so much 7d
CoffeeNBooks Robinhood is one of my favorite Disney movies! 6d
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Someone asked me@to describe the genre or type of book this is — for some people it would be a horror and others a thriller. If I had to like towards something 🤔 get out meets gossip girl mixed in with pretty little liars dash of mean girls

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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This book… 9 out of 10…truth seen in art. it is a mix of get out & thriller. It is well written giving the prospective of two black students that eventually come together to deal with racist harassment. I think Everyone should read this book. I wanted the end to have something more(like the full exposure of the school), but the epilogue has satisfying end. #poc #lgbtq #woc #aces #spades #racism #ya #getout

TheKidUpstairs Oooh, my library just got this one in. Sounds like I'll definitely have to pick it up! 6d
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abke-Iymide
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This book has me by a whole choke hold. Shout to the character Terrell!! He is the only one that sees what‘s going on. This book is frightening how honest real situations of many POC experience in school. #thriller #poc #woc #mystery #ya

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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abke-Iymide
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What in the heck am I reading? This book is crazy and slightly terrifying. #horror #thriller #ya #survival

Bookgoil Love this book but it is sooo much at times! 1w
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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So this came up on Libby and I have decided to read it. I have been in a reading slumps, but I am going to see what the hype is about. So far the opening seems normal but the point of views are crazy — let‘s see what happens.

Cupcake12 This is on my bedside table. Looking forward to seeing what you think xxx 1w
Blerdgal_Fenix @Cupcake12 be ready to be like WTF?! Girl I need wine after reading this. I am not sure it‘s suppose to be for #ya. This whole book took me out. I can relate to this more than I wanted too. But it is good. #twisty 7d
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Happy #aapi !!!! I hope to celebrate by discovering new authors and enjoying a few of my faves.

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Lightning Thief | Rick Riordan
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I am excited for this! My kiddo loved the books, we saw the movies, and went to Broadway musical! I loved some of the other series, but this one will always be a favorite because of my kid! I told him we have to watch!! Lol he is dreading it. Lol #percyjackson #lightingthief #disney #fantasy #ya

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This a review for the WEBTOON only!! The book is good, but check out the free WEBTOON!! The series is amazing and pulls from the book with some twist. I recommend it. The series is complete so you can binge it on the WEBTOON app. This is a two book series, but just one WEBTOON. There is action, romance, plot twist, and female lead. Rating 8/10 #webtoon #graphicnovel #booktowebtoon #poc #storytelling #curse #woc #book #freeread

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CrowCAH “This is the May!” 2w
BookwormAHN And you! 2w
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It Star Wars Humor!! I will be celebrating all month!! I heart #StarWars

CrowCAH I like your thinking- all month! It‘s more like an all year, self identify type of thing! 2w
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For all my Disney nerds out there!! I actually read this book. Giggled when I saw in it in the Proud Family remake #disney #disneynerd

Zuhkeeyah Is the remake good? I‘ve been nervous to watch in case they didn‘t do the original justice. 3w
Blerdgal_Fenix @Zuhkeeyah it‘s okay. I loved that particular episode with Lizzo. The series is building new stories, but I now realize Penny‘s friends are kinda toxic. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 3w
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I have been in a reading slump since my accident and this book has got me started back into reading. This was part of my night stand book spin. I guess the ancestors knew this I needed something fun, spicy, and easy to read. I love this little collage I saw while googling the book cover #ambw #woc #poc

Zuhkeeyah OMG that casting is on point 3w
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Love this quote: every book nerd

Because he knew her well enough to realize she'd rather be holed up in here like Gollum, stroking books and murmuring, "My precious.

#talknerdytome #romance #woc #poc

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Amazing book! This is the Second sister in the Series regarding the Brown sisters. Chile was fun & romantic. Yet Dani‘s book is hot! Sexy, sultry, & bring light to anxiety & long term grief. I really enjoyed this book, if you need something to make swoon & clutch pearls— this is it! 9 out 10 #summerread #sexy #witch #interracial #awbw #uk #drrugbae

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I have been in a reading slump. I did a random pick of my TBR on my night stand. I am getting out of my little reading funk with this one. I have read about Chole Brown, now I am on to Dani. I loved her in the first book and wanted more. So glad the spin landed here. Light & Easy (plus very sexy) so far. I am hoping this will fully get me in swing of things ❤️ #poc #woc #sexyfun #Brownsisterstrilogy

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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang
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I am a little late with this review. This book started off slow and I wasn‘t sure how to feel about it. I will say the Father was one of the best characters. I think he gave an insight to life, immigration, assimilation, parenthood, and marriage. He was not suppose to be likeable but he stayed with me from his introduction till the end. I give the book 7.5/10. I should have done the audiobook version. #poc #family #traditions #food

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This season is so good. Do not sleep on season 2. #woc #bridgerton

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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang
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Update: still recovering and have about another 10 more weeks to go. I am always tired. My legs are starting to look a little normal. I have been a bit of a hermit lately but I am@coming out of it. Here is Mortimer aka Alfredo - he says hi & drink water. 🐠

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better soon! ❤️‍🩹 2mo
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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang
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Okay — this book is a little slow. I am enjoying it. I think we could have sped up the timeline a little to get to the meat of the story. I think since the ground work is done maybe the fireworks will happen. Interesting take on immigrant parents vs first generation American children. #bipoc #familydysfunction #alf #brothers #food

TheKidUpstairs I'm feeling the same about this one. It's slow going, but I do like it. It's got a different feel to it, that I can't quite define. 2mo
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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The book has been turned into a movie!!! I loved this book! It is coming to Apple TV April 2022. I really enjoyed the historical fiction aspect of this book. If you haven‘t read it - please do! I always hoped it would come to screen. #movie #korea #femalelead #historical

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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen

I actually like this book, but it a little heavier than I want to read right now. I am half way through it and there is so many historical elements. The way the Orisha folklore is woven through the book is beautiful. I believe the beginning of the book has pieces of the TransAtlantic slave trade. Also, the introduction of African folklore based mermaids is great. People forget the idea of “mermaids” can be seen in every culture. #bipoc #mermaids

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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Update: These two watching me like hawks lol 😂 they went from nurses to security - making sure Everyone knows when I need to move or sleeping. Being hit by a car and having to be laid up makes them want to cuddle up but I can‘t because my legs are on fire. No broken bones but serious pain /bruising/ limited movement. I am reading a little bit but I am mostly tired. Send good vibes and prayers. I can‘t catch a break. 🤦🏾‍♀️

Beatlefan129 Oh no! I hope you start feeling better soon! 3mo
Butterfinger Oh my goodness. I can't imagine the level of pain. I will certainly be thinking of you. 3mo
GondorGirl I'm glad you have these two watching after you. Hopefully you feel better soon! 3mo
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DinoMom Those sweeties look like great nurses. Pets are always great for recovery. Take care (edited) 3mo
Cupcake12 Thinking of you xx 3mo
Moonprismpower I‘m glad you‘re home and healing. I‘m so sorry this happened. I hope you feel better soon. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Eggs Sorry about your injuries 😔 Hope you feel better each day💞💞 2mo
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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Meet one of nurses - Bruiser— keeps checking on me — he is normally bratty but since I can barely move and sleep a lot he is constantly checking to see if I need anything

Cupcake12 Such a cutie 🥰 3mo
GondorGirl Good job, Nurse Bruiser! 🥰 3mo
Liatrek So sweet❤️ 3mo
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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang

March buddy read! My #litsylove letters are going to be late. I was hit than pinned to a car on 2/27. So my letters are a little behind. Pain meds are good lol. I will be starting my buddy read with @TheKidUpstairs next week! Love & prayers needed. No broken bones but I am banged up pretty good.

TheKidUpstairs Oh no! Sending you healing vibes! 3mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon 3mo
xicanti Oh no! I‘m so glad you weren‘t hurt worse. Here‘s hoping for a fast recovery. 3mo
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Cupcake12 Oh no! Your letter arrived today. Hope you have a swift recovery, read lots and take care xxx 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!! I‘m so happy you are ok! 🙏🏻❤️ 3mo
Liatrek Hope everything ok❤️ 3mo
Kenyazero Oh no!! I‘m glad you‘re ok-ish! Wishing you a speedy and recovery. 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Oh no!! That's so scary! Glad you are OK, and wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Oh my! So sorry to hear this! Sending prayers and healing hugs to you and hope you‘re feeling much better. ❤️ 2mo
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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Starting a new book! This is the last book for my February reads!! I am excited about this book. It has been on my list for a while. So let‘s see how it goes. My book light & reading buddy🖤 #gryffindor #bipoc #woc #fantasy #bhm #booklight

BookwormAHN I hope it's good, the cover is gorgeous 🤍 3mo
Liatrek Love this cover and the bear is so cute 🙂 3mo
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Lighting a candle for @sharread - hopefully you are somewhere enjoying an epic library and reading leisurely surrounded by sweet treats and wonderful libations — till we me again #remeberingsharon #litsylove

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Excellent #buddyread — shout to @TheKidUpstairs for sharing this journey with me. I am in awe with some of the books we read. Would you read the second book? Favorite character? Least favorite character?

TheKidUpstairs I really liked this one, and I had never heard of it before so I likely wouldn't have read it without you! I definitely want to read the second one. I like that she packed so much world building into it without running into 500+ pages, like we often see in YA fantasy these days. Eva was my favourite. I do think some of the secondary characters could have been flushed out more, particularly Falun who started out as a right hand man and then 👇 3mo
TheKidUpstairs ... just sort of disappeared. 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I think Falun is going to surprise us in the second book 3mo
TheKidUpstairs @Blerdgal_Fenix I'm hoping so! 3mo
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This book — had me fighting for my life. I am wanted to put it down but it had a choke hold on me. I am excited that ordered the second book because you can‘t leave the readers hanging. The world building gave a mix of Tolkien & Adeyemi 🖤the story did not disappoint 4.5 out 5 because I have to buy a second book lol #fantasy #bipoc #woc #fantasy #femalelead #magic #boneandmarrow

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Kerry Washington as Professor Dovey in "The School for Good and Evil” -Kerry will play the 'Dean of Good' in the upcoming Netflix film based on the popular Soman Chainani book series! For anyone that has read this series, just wanted to share!! #good # evil #hero #villain #ya

BiblioLitten She was so good in Little Fires Everywhere 🔥 3mo
Cupcake12 Love this book series! 3mo
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I found this beautiful piece on Pinterest. I wish there was more fan art. I might try deviant art. This book has me spiraling with such delight. Once again, really enjoying the world that is being built in this series. I think there are only two books for the whole series. Not sure if a third will be written, but the first has me looking to order the second one. Review to come …. #poc #woc #fantasy #ya #sisters #thriller #buddyread

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛🖤 3mo
TheKidUpstairs Beautiful. Have you seen Amanda Joy's mood boards? https://pin.it/56TQM3O 3mo
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While at the dentist — let‘s get some reading in !! I can‘t be the only person that keeps their book in their purse 🤓#waiting #poc #woc #whatsinyourpurse #fantasy #bhm

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I am not sure which version of the cover I like better. I think the hardcover is beautiful. It has color and shows the reader they are in store for a battle. The paperback mutes everything but gives a beautiful silhouette- gives it dark magic & this is going to be twisty. #fae #poc #woc #bookcover #magic #fantasy

TheKidUpstairs I've got the hardcover. I do like the rich colours, but it bothers me (probably more than it should) that Eva's tattoos are a different colour in the covid image than they are described in the story. I really like the look of the soft cover! It's always interesting to see different covers for a book, thanks for sharing! 3mo
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So far this book has got me by the throat. Rich fantasy world building. I am enjoying the story. There seems to be richness in the story telling. Nice lunch and a good read 🖤 #poc #woc #fantasy #bhm #femalelead #magic #elves

TheKidUpstairs Yes! I'm really into it so far, as well. I like the world she's built. And I like that it's not what you'd expect from a matriarchal society. It's totally bloodthirsty and vicious. 3mo
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Princess & The Frog & Cinderella with Whitney Houston with a sprinkle of wine, sweets, and cuddling is how I spend my Valentines Day 🥰

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Current Mood — happy Valentine‘s Day 🥰

BookwormAHN Happy Valentine's Day 💗 3mo
AmyG Ha! Happy Valentines Day! ❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for my surprise 💗💗 you‘re so sweet! Happy Valentine‘s Day!! 3mo
WJCintron Happy Valentine's Day 😃 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I got your Valentine surprise today! Thank you so much!! 3mo
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My son learned today! Lol he just looked at me 😂 #caligirl #iknowallthewords

BiblioLitten 😄😄 3mo
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I Am a Black Woman | Mari Evans
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I am not a librarian but this struck a cord with me. I feel proud each time I go to a book store or library. Because I know my great great father was not permitted in his local library #iamblackhistory #blackhistorymonth

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Murder on the Nile | Agatha Christie
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I remember this book - I decided to watch the movie. I have a love/hate relationship with Agatha Christie. I will admit I had a fun time in the theatre. The movie gave me everything I had hoped for with a plot twist. There were some changes, but they actually worked. I recommend seeing it and I just might reread it. I give the movie 4/5 - there are some slow parts, but if you have seen “Express” than you will understand the tempo.

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I will always tacos over flowers. If there are margaritas involved 🤤🤪. I have never been traditional, feed me or give me something tangible. #tacos #valentines #feedme

Reggie That looks amazing! 3mo
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Not a book — but I would totally read this or watch it in a series on #netflix. This movie was a lot of fun, slow in some parts but over all. 8 out 10. Stream it when comes to your provider. Wine needed lol #wine #spies #ladyspy #globalspy #the355

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Wow this book popped up in my Libby feed after a long hold. I wasn‘t expecting it but it was an adorable graphic novel. I give it 9 out of 10 because it gives Valentines Day vibes but also Fall vibes. Fun read. Totally recommend if you love spooky season, fall fun, and pumpkins 🖤 #pumpkins #friends #fudgegirl #fall #fallfun #graphicnovel #lbgtq #flannels

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Great #galentinesday gift!! I think I might be getting this book for a couple of gal pals. This book some chocolates and maybe some wine. This is the kind of book you give to your gal pals 🖤 the besties in this book are top tier!!

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Totally worth reading!!! This book was super juicy. Great Valentine‘s Day book. Realistic situations, maybe not the some of those juicier pages 🤤, but some real situations couples go through. If you have ever been in an interracial relationship or curious about one, there is great perspectives in this book. #poc #interracial #detriot #stem #femalelead #romcom #woc

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9 out 10. This book was fun, sexy, and honest. This book gave a great look at dealing with mental health and relationships. The main character was Vanessa, but her love interest mental health was front and center. Gave insight into relationship dynamics. Not perfect, but good insight. Also the discussion of interracial issues — based on real conversation and understanding. One of the most honest romance book out there! Must read!!! #poc #woc

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Welp.. this whole story got me flustered. The whole club scene got me looking for my mint julep and no one is having sex. Those few pages are so hot. The flirting — flirting was amazing 🖤 this writer got me looking forward to the hook up 🖤 #interracial #woc #poc #mintjulepneeded #clutchingmypearls

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Sorry for the delay — here are some suggestions for the buddy reads. What do you think. Each one seems to be different. Some sort of dark and twisty themes. What do you think — also an honorable mention Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron. #buddyread — anyone interested in reading these let us know 🖤 #feburarybuddyread

TheKidUpstairs How about River of Royal Blood this month and The Family Chao next month? 4mo
Blerdgal_Fenix Sound like a plan 4mo
Blerdgal_Fenix @TheKidUpstairs ordering it tomorrow 4mo
TheKidUpstairs Just ordered mine 😁 3mo
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So caramel apple cider recipe - I give it 8/10. It‘s actually pretty good for my first time making it. I think I would have liked the caramel sauce better from the coffee isle. The i wish the sauce was thicker, but that‘s personal preference. It is easy to make. No Mess or fuss. You can also make it using the packets if you don‘t have keurig. If there are other apple cider brands out there let me know.

Bookwormjillk That looks great! 4mo
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Happy Black History Month - I will be adding a few more books to my reading this month. Check out #blackfae #28daysofblackcosplay - not enough live is given to the POC fae or cosplay community. If you have Instagram, Twitter or tiktok show come love 💕