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Bono394

Joined December 2019

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I didn't make it to 24 hours.. I guess being on winter break for 2 weeks means you have zero concept for how time works 😂. I logged over 12 hours but definitely got more than that I just hadn't started clocking my reading time. Here's to a beautiful New Year!

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16.5 hours to go and less than 48 hours to do it. #24b421

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Finished Among the Beasts and Briars so in onto the next book! I'm hoping to finish this one by New Year 🤞
#24b421

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Unknown Book 992462 | Unknown Unknown
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I got my Winter Wishes box from @owlcrate! I love everything in it!

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Trying for another 24B421 reading challenge. I've hit 4 hours and only have a few pages left of this book. Can I squeeze one more book into 2020? Let's find out!

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Pickpick

Even though this was a reread, I still found myself lost in the magic. Bray creates a beautiful world filled with wonder and secrecy and a longing to belong that still resonates with me.

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The Luxe | Anna Godbersen
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Another reread for me. I can definitely see why this was a favorite of mine the first time through. Being caught up in all the glamour and drama is a nice distraction for sure.

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Panpan

This wasn't a book for me. I think I assumed it would be more about the events leading up to the deaths of these women and not just the history of the late 1800s.

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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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Mehso-so

I had a difficult time following this story. There was a lot of interwoven pieces that didn't really translate well to audiobook. About 2/3s through the book is when I was finally able to start putting pieces in place.

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the hate you give | Angie Thomas
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This was my second read through of this book and I think it still holds up today. Starr's struggle is, unfortunately, one too many people are facing today and the more people realize that, hopefully the easier the fight becomes.

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Panpan

To be honest, not my favorite. I've had so many people recommend this book but it just never picked up for me.

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The Soloist | Mark Salzman
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This book was lovely. The musical descriptions mixed with the seriousness of the trial was beautifully written.

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Panpan

I couldn't really get into this one. I was expecting to be swept away in a beautiful world but it seemed a little like another Series of Unfortunate Events. The kitten at the end was my favorite part.

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The Queen | Tiffany Reisz
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I still love these characters even though it has deviate a bit from the story I was enjoying in book 1.

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YESSS!!!This was such a sweet story about finding and embracing who you are. I loved this book.

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I remember reallllllly enjoying this series when I was younger. I liked them enough to keep them in my collection all this time (almost 15 years). I've decided to reread it and see if it's just as captivating now. I'm 126 pages in and so far it's holding it's place in it's shelf! Libba Bray's writing really transports you to another time and place.

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The Soloist | Mark Salzman

I'm really looking forward to reading this one. It isn't one that I would typically pick up. I enjoyed the movie but I just assumed that this would be a really dry read. I'm only a few chapters in, however and I am really enjoying it. I'm also reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas for class so it's been slow going but, I'm looking forward to being able to dedicate more time to this one.

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This book really surprised me. I didn't think I was liking it and then suddenly I was half way through and couldn't put it down. The art work is beautifully done. I love the way everyone's stories are told a little differently. looking forward to the next one.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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This is such a powerful story. Especially to be told today as the news seems to mirror all to well the terrible tragedies that Mr. Takei and his family experienced.

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I was really invested in this story. Especially listening to it. It had just the right amount of spook factor.

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Finding Fraser | Kc Dyer
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Mehso-so

Cute story but fairly predictable and not a ton of substance to the characters.

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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I read this book many years ago and remember it resignating with me. Not necessarily the same story as Melinda, but the idea that there was something going on in her life that she wasn't ready to talk about. The need for her own space and the kind teacher who allowed her to take her time and express herself how she was able to. Reading this again as an adult, makes me feel for Melinda. She really needed someone and everyone turned from her.

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I really enjoyed this book. I thought the characters were fully developed and Adeyemi's experience with the culture really shows. It could be due to the fact that I listened to the book, but I struggled to picture the setting and I wasn't always sure which character was narrating.

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Home After Dark | David Small
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This book was so dark. It was painful to read at times- in a good way. The illustrations and text really brought the story to life and provided the emotions of the book.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I love this book. The beautiful language and unique narrator make it such a memorable story. I could read this book on repeat.

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The Music of What Happens | Bill Konigsberg
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Such a sweet story. I loved seeing the main characters take care of each other through all the tough times. It's refreshing to see male characters feeling vulnerable like this.

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Mehso-so

This is my second read through of this book. I was completely hooked the first time but this time, I found the story a little lacking. I was less connected to the characters and it possibly lost some of that "first time magic".

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I loved this book! Several times throughout the book I found myself giggling at how awkward Raf was. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read the next one.

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Sold | Patricia McCormick
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This book is so powerful. Definitely a story that deserves to be told.

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Wow! This was definitely a dark book but well worth the read. I couldn't stop reading and found myself constantly thinking about Turtle and her life.

BarbaraBB I loved this one too. 3y
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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I definitely enjoyed this book! Karen M. McManus knows how to string you along through a story and then, just when you think you know what's up, she throws a wrench in that you didn't see coming.

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The Chocolate War | Robert Cormier
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This was my second read-through of this book and I'm still not a fan. Maybe it's just that it's a very "boy book" but there are very few female characters, and those that are mentioned are not done so in a positive light.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I really struggled getting into this one. I'm honestly not sure I could even explain the plot if the story. It just never grasped my attention. After reading, I realized it is the same author that wrote Circe and I had the same issue with that book as well so it's possible I'm just not a fan of the author's writing style.

For reading this book, I earned the Bronze badge for my reading challenge. :)

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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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❤️ I generally have some sort of white noise going; cello music, or the Harry Potter common rooms on YouTube. It helps me focus on just my reading.
❤️ I've got two cats, Quibbler and Luna. They love to snuggle while I'm reading!
❤️Coffee! And popcorn
#selfcaresaturday @bianca

dylanisreading I love your cats‘ names! And what a good idea to listen to HP common rooms on YouTube. I‘ll have to try that. Thanks for sharing! 3y
Bono394 Thanks! I listen to them in my classroom too. The kiddos love them! 3y
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This series is so good but I feel like it is loosing don't of its moments. The first two books were brilliant and I love the characters but this is just getting a little farther from the feeling of the initial story.

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Finished another one!

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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Not my favorite. There was a lot going on that never really matched up. The ending was really smooshed together and rushed.

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Another badge earned!

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I don't know about this one... It may be one of those "books everyone else loved but I didn't care for". I listened to the audiobook (read by Tom Hanks so that was a plus) but I just couldn't get invested in the story.

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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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"lonely children like me are the ones who grow up to be someone that everyone wishes they could be".

Nute I think that I might want to know this story! Stacking! 3y
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished another book for my running club's reading challenge! This time, with a yellow cover!

MidnightBookGirl I hate running, but I would run with your club (well, jog/walk/hobble while listening to auidobooks). (edited) 3y
Bono394 You can totally join! It's on Facebook! It's called the Potterhead Running club! They also have a club for fans of Gilmore Girls (Chilton running club), Dr. Who (whovian running club), and other fandoms in general (fandom running club)! It's great because the races are all virtual so you comete at your own pace whenever you are ready! I do mine at the gym on the treadmill. ☺️ 3y
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Yes yes yes! I absolutely devoured this book! It's been a while since I've had "just one more chapter" impulses, but this book got to me. Simon and Baz and Penelope are so fun to follow in this book! I can't wait to read more. Please let there be more!

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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My running club is doing a reading challenge for 2020. Here's my medal for completing the Luna Lovegood portion of the challenge!

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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My reading buddy tonight. After having guests the past four days, she's happy to have me back all to herself.
My little Luna Lovebug ❤️

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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I'd say my 2019 was full of adventures! Here's to another year of reading. 😎

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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With 52 minutes of 2019 left, I completed the #24b42020 read-a-thon! I'm so glad I had the time to spend reading.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Day 30
I'm reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern. Almost finished with it and then will move on to finish Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

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Day 29:
I really like all the covers from Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle series. I picked Blue Lily, Lily Blue because it stands out to me the most.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Just over 5 hours to complete the #24b4202. Tonight is the night! With luck, I should be finished with this book as well!

What is the last book you are reading of 2019?

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Spending this morning with Simon and Baz. It feels so nice starting a new book!

#24b42020 #readathon