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BookFreakOut

Joined May 2016

UNCONTAINABLE. Once called a "lil book nugget." Sci-fi/fantasy/dystopia bookfreakout.wordpress.com
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Switch | A.S. King
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This book is bizarre and wonderful, a mix of prose and poetry. Time is frozen in June 2020, but Tru has bigger problems - there is a mysterious switch in her house, and her father keeps building impossible boxes around it. Though it appears fine from the outside, the house is crowded, turning upside down, and isolating everyone living in it - a manifestation of the family\'s mental struggles to reconcile the terrible actions of an unnamed sibling.

GondorGirl AS King is SO WEIRD. And I'm totally here for it. 😂🧡 5mo
BookFreakOut @GondorGirl I've only read this and Still Life with Tornado, but loved them both so much, I have Dig on my shelf that I need to get to! I read in an interview that she said all her books deal with time and I can see that from just those two. 5mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Some of my favorite art for one of my favorite series 😍 The papercraft piece was a kit by RosieThorns88 that I assembled this weekend, the bookmarks are from Happy Hello. I might have to move this all to another spot where it can stay together, I don't trust the frame not to fall when baby explores the lower levels of this shelf. 🤦🏼‍♀️

tpixie Cool papercraft!!! 7mo
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Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells
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A great new novella, it felt more like a detective/CSI story than previous books, the sci-fi elements seemed less emphasized, it was fun, just felt a little different. Though the core story could stand alone pretty well, it still draws a lot on character development and event arcs from previous books, so I think reading it in isolation would not be as cohesive. Also, I love JollyBaby. 🥰😄🤖

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The #babylitten wore his Very Hungry Caterpillar shirt in honor of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert; we don't have a shirt of hers, but do have the beautiful books.

kspenmoll Adorable and what an appropriate tribute! 8mo
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Another Book about Bears | Laura Bunting
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Super cute picture book reminiscent of the opening of Shrek meets The Day the Crayons Quit with art in the vein of This is Not My Hat. The bears are tired of having to act out everyone's stories! Let a new animal take the lead role! But who could be suitable? 🤔 I got this from Usborne, not sure it's readily available outside of that if you're looking.

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-18 here in Kansas, what a delight. 😑🥶 We haven't been part of rolling blackouts yet but our city did have some yesterday. The threat of power loss finally forced the university I work for to close for today, they never close for anything!

marleed I‘m in Prairie Village and woke up grateful that I slept thru our turn at the roll power outage. I‘ve been staring at my steep snow-packed driveway way for nearly 48 hours not want to venture out in those sub-zero wind chills. Then I heard scraping! The guy that mows my lawn was shoveling. Well worth 40 bucks today! 11mo
marleed And adorable little baby! 11mo
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One Last Shot | John David Anderson
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Fantastic day for #LittleChristmasSwap opening! Thank you so much @Judybskt! 😍 I love John David Anderson's books, and so does my grandma, so she'll be borrowing this! Eric Carle is one of my favorite illustrators but we haven't read this one, that was beyond sweet of you to include my #LittleLitten for his first Christmas! ❄ My mom tried to steal the treats and I said “um no here's an Oreo because we have lots of those.“ 😂 @bookish_wookish

bookish_wookish So cute! 13mo
Judybskt @BookFreakOut that book looks so much bigger when your baby boy is holding it! I loved reading that to my babies a long time ago! They‘re all grown up now. 🥰🥰 13mo
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Lightbringer | Claire Legrand
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Thank you so very much @Butterfinger for the delightful #jolabokaflod swap presents! I'm touched you included my #LittleLitten and made his first Christmas extra special! His book is adorable (and apparently tasty), I'm excited to finish my trilogy, and the truffles are sooooo good!
#jolabokaflodswap @MaleficentBookDragon

Bookzombie Cute photo! 13mo
Butterfinger How precious and sweet. I'm so glad both of you like it. Merry Christmas!! 13mo
Nute Such a cute photo! The happy expression on your little one‘s face gives much joy! 13mo
cozypunk Argggh! Can't stand your cuteness!! 😍 13mo
candority He is adorable! What a great photo! 13mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Got my #LittleChristmasSwap package from @Judybskt! And in case you were wondering how long your delivery may be delayed, this was labeled as sent Dec. 5 with normal projected delivery of Dec. 9 😬, traveling about halfway across the US. (Not a complaint, my aunt is a mail carrier, just reference for if you, like me, still have something in tracking limbo!)
@bookish_wookish

bookish_wookish 🎄🎁 13mo
Judybskt Yay! 🎅🏻🎄☃️ 13mo
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Surprise Gifts | Drew Hunt
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Husband is taking these to the grocery store post office today, so they'll get in the mail tomorrow! #Jolabokaflod #Jolabokaflodswap coming to @mrsmarch, #littlechristmasswap coming to @Littlewolf1! The contents are wrapped fyi. I'll disclose that I had a covid exposure on 12/5, no symptoms plus a negative test on 12/10, I'm officially released from quarantine on 12/16. I wiped down the boxes.

@MaleficentBookDragon @bookish_wookish

bookish_wookish 🎄🎁 13mo
BookFreakOut @Littlewolf1 @mrsmarch So my husband sent them media mail 🤦🏼‍♀️ because the worker asked him if it was books even though he knew there was food too. 😑 If you get charged extra shipping please please let me know and I'll PayPal you or something. The January swap should be fine timewise, I hope the Joka box comes in time projected Dec. 21 but I know things are delayed. This is why I usually take care of these things myself... 😐 13mo
mrsmarch Ahhhhh! I‘m so excited!! I have to mail my jolabokaflod box this week too, I spent today in a frenzy of holiday wrapping. 🎁 13mo
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BookFreakOut @Littlewolf1 @mrsmarch So my baby had a positive covid test Tuesday... your boxes were mailed Sunday, he didn't touch them or the contents but was obviously in the house with it all. I wiped the boxes with a clorox wipe before they got mailed but wanted to let you know in case you'd like to set it aside for a bit depending on when it arrives. 13mo
mrsmarch @BookFreakOut oh lord....I just want Little Litten to be alright. I‘ll let the box sit in the enclosed porch for a couple days — cold won‘t hurt it right? — but nothing can replace baby‘s health. 13mo
Littlewolf1 No worries and thanks for the heads up... hoping that you little one gets better soon 13mo
BookFreakOut @mrsmarch cold should be fine, if it snows or something maybe bring it in with gloves in case the humidity might wrinkle it? 13mo
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😁😁😁 I don't know why I didn't make myself look more excited in the picture but I think this is my #Jolabokaflod and I am actually quite excited! Going to have my husband peek to confirm. @Butterfinger @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

Johanna414 Love your tshirt!! 14mo
Butterfinger I hope it is. It should be. It is hard to pose and take a selfie. 😆 The chocolate should be there on the 9th. 14mo
BookFreakOut @Butterfinger It's definitely yours because he discovered it's gift wrapped inside! Will be on the lookout for another box! 14mo
BookFreakOut @Butterfinger chocolate arrived early, it came today! Husband checked the box and then closed it up again. 😆 14mo
Butterfinger Great! I hope you like it. 14mo
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Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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As a conservative Christian in a red state, this was thought-provoking. I agree it's good to understand what other religions say, and believe his stories of Islamaphobia are true. But when he says thinks like (paraphrased from memory), “Do Christians really believe that I am going to Hell?“ with the tone that his selfless, generous life should save him, I'm left like, “Well... yes.“ We never get to hear his friend Pastor Mandy's take on that.

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#LittleLitten says this board book gets 5 ⭐ for taste, I also say 5 ⭐ for the rest of the book! It uses his art and iconic paint colors, and references happy trees, clouds, animals and all things Bob Ross! 🎨

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@Texreader asked for #LittleLitten pics so OF COURSE I'm happy to oblige! 😁 His latest bookish happenings: being the Very Hungry Caterpillar for Halloween (I made his hat!), 5 month old milestone book stack pic, and cuddling the Spot stuffed animal that was mine growing up. 🥰

Texreader Oh my gosh the cuteness is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!! 1y
LazyOwl So cute 💕 1y
Bookzombie Adorable!! 1y
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Holiday Swap | Zara Stoneley
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Nothing says self-care like joining some fun, low-stress swaps! Each are one book plus some treats/chocolate! If you get my name, hello! I know my profile has been sparse lately, the #littlelitten in my last few posts will tell you why. This is my treat to myself for first-time-mothering during a pandemic.

#LittleChristmasSwap by @bookish_wookish and #jolabokaflodswap by @MaleficentBookDragon
#litsyswap #litsyswaps

Texreader Can we see more pics of the adorable #littlelitten? 😁 1y
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar got eaten by the Very Hungry Baby! 🐛 #babylitten

EchoLogical 😍 1y
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Bedtime stories! We switch off who holds the book and who gets cute baby snuggles. #babylitten

marleed So sweet! 1y
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Book Nook | Pearl Markovics
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The public library isn't reopened for browsing, but luckily the Library of Grandma is open for business!

TrishB Awww ❤️ 2y
TheSpineView What a great library! 😍 2y
FantasyChick OH I need to make one of these for Baby A! 2y
marleed That‘s great! 2y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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By day, he reads board books. But by night, we're doing an audio buddy read of Crazy Rich Asians. 😆

My first #LittleLitten, Isaac, arrived in the wee hours of Monday morning. 🥰

Bookworm54 Congratulations 🥰 2y
StayCurious Congratulations! Beautiful! 2y
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💙 2y
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teebe Congrats! 2y
AmyG Awwww congrats on the birth of your beautiful boy! 💕 2y
Christine Awww! Gorgeous. Congratulations! ❤️ 2y
DGRachel Congratulations!! 2y
FantasyChick Awwwww! Congrats on your new Reading Buddy! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Precious kiddo! 💞 2y
CaliforniaCay How exciting, congratulations! 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh my! Adorable! Congratulations! 2y
Lizpixie Congratulations! He‘s adorable👼🏼💙 2y
Caroline2 Ahhh, congratulations. 😍 💖 2y
MysticRaven03 Congratulations!! 2y
marleed Congratulations! Beautiful! 2y
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New Baby Book | Better Homes and Gardens
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My mom is almost as ready as I am for my #littlelitten to get here (due June 1 but doctor think he'll be late), she's been collecting kid's books and stuffed animals for years! This is her basement, we're having the second grandbaby but the first same-town one.

TrishB That‘s an amazing basement! 2y
TheSpineView Wow! She has been collecting for a long time! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza—that is an amazing collection! 2y
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My mom won a volunteerism award for serving as our local jail librarian, and the newspaper wrote a very nice article about her! 😁📚🌟🎉 I'm the daughter that gets a little shoutout along with my older brother.
https://themercury.com/features/people/our-neighbors-woman-shares-love-for-readi...

merelybookish That's great! Your mom rocks! 2y
TheSpineView That's awesome! 👍 2y
Reviewsbylola That‘s so cool! 2y
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BookFreakOut @merelybookish Thanks, I agree! 😄 I have no chill and regularly declare that I want to be like her. 2y
Tamra Yay!! 2y
rather_be_reading awesome!! 2y
britt_brooke This is fantastic! 👏🏻 2y
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Thanks @AmyG for the #jolabokaflodswap goodies!!! The chocolate has been sampled and deemed extremely delicious, and I can't wait to read this, I love Shusterman's stuff! I know my mom will be wanting to borrow it after I'm done! And thanks @MaleficentBookDragon for organizing!

AmyG Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎁 2y
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! I really enjoyed 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Merry Christmas! 🎅 🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 2y
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With the outside looking like this (and still coming down), I'm wishing I could follow my #JolabokaflodSwap package as it heads to Florida! 😬 @MaleficentBookDragon

Annl It‘s here! Thank you so much! Can‘t wait to open it! 2y
BookFreakOut @Annl Yay! The tracking didn't update between Kansas and Florida so I was crossing my fingers all week that it was actually moving! 2y
Annl I have not opened my present yet because we are having our Christmas tonight as a family because they are all heading north tomorrow in search of snow. I will open it later when I get home and post a picture. But thanks in advance. I am sure I will love it! 2y
BookFreakOut @Annl Have fun with your family! 😊 2y
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My #Jolabokaflod swap is heeeeere!!! Not sure who from, but thank you to whoever is Goldsmith in Colorado! Can't wait for opening day! 😍🥳 @MaleficentBookDragon My package will be mailed this weekend.

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Black Friday | Jan Stryvant
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Posted by my library today 😆

LibrarianRyan Love it 2y
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The Swap | Antony Moore
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Does anybody know of any Winter/Christmas/Secret Santa swaps taking place this year? Or Thanksgiving? 🤔
#swap #litsyswap #secretsanta

AmyG I don‘t think any have been announced yet. Follow @LitsyHappenings as they announce such things. (edited) 2y
LibrarianRyan Haven't seen any yet. I'm looking forward to a Christmas card one. But I do think some of our usual hosts may be getting a little burnt out. 2y
Judybskt I was hoping for a Thanksgiving one. I think it was @JamieLou who hosted last year. 2y
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JamieLou @Judybskt I did do one last year but I don‘t think I can this year. My last swap was a flop. :( (edited) 2y
Judybskt @JamieLou darn! Totally understandable though. 🙂 2y
JamieLou @Judybskt people are sneaky, it‘s a bummer! 2y
JamieLou @Judybskt although to be honest now you‘ve got me tempted 😂❤️😂 2y
Judybskt @JamieLou I would be willing to help you if you want. 🦃🍁💛 2y
BookFreakOut @AmyG @Judybskt @JamieLou If you're still interested I saw a December book+chocolate swap just went up by @MaleficentBookDragon. 2y
AmyG Thank you! I just signed up for that one. 2y
BookofWords I was just looking for the same thing!!! 2y
Judybskt @BookFreakOut Headed to her page right now to sign up!!
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Wicked Fox | Kat Cho
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If you feel oversaturated by faux-European fantasy, check out this twist on Korean folklore! I haven't watched K-dramas, so some of those tropes may be more obvious to other readers, but I thought this was a great unlikely allies/enemies to lovers story, with mouthwatering descriptions of food. Miyoung's torn loyalties and revenge vs protection were some favorite themes, roguish Junu was my surprise favorite character.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Sent this late-night message to @Jediash1 when I was halfway through and now that I'm done I CAN YELL TO EVERYBODY ELSE THAT I LOVED THIS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! It was super funny and sexy and my husband's D&D character conveniently has the same lean, black leather look that Simon-as-pirate does, which very much worked for me. 😗 If you're up for adult romance at all, READ. THIS. BOOK! I finished just in time for local Shakespeare Festival tomorrow. 😆

brennahawleycraig I had the exact same reaction to this book!! 2y
BookFreakOut @brennahawleycraig I blazed through it so fast, I might have to buy a copy after I take the library book back. Did you see the preview in the back? I'm so excited she's writing more!!! 2y
Jediash1 I can‘t wait to read this!! 2y
brennahawleycraig @BookFreakOut omg no!!!! I will have to watch for that! 2y
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I'm Excited | Elizabeth Crary
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I get...uh...a tad excited when presenting my options to book club. ? My friend asked if there are any books I don't like, I told her, "YES! They're just not in this bag!" Only the best of the best for a book club pick!

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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Adeptly captures the teen voice, particularly how they can both make stupid jokes and then shift to expose vulnerability to a trusted friend. Funny, heartfelt, honest and engaging, with openings to discuss race, class, expectations, gun violence and sexuality from a variety of perspectives, and how different people have different ideas of what happiness and contentment look like. A love story, but not a romance, if the distinction matters to you.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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HELLO I LOVED IT. If you liked Dark Matter, pick this up ASAP, or if you just like gripping, completely unpredictable, brain-bending books that leave you breathless but proud for (somewhat) keeping up with the insane concepts. Like DM, the synopsis barely scratches the surface. Inevitability vs. infinite possibility. Memory vs. history, and which creates which. And check out that swag holographic cover treatment! 1000% buying a personal copy.

AvidReader25 I can‘t wait! I loved DM. 2y
BookFreakOut @Avidreader25 Me too! I was a little nervous to see how this compared but I thought it was fantastic. 2y
CollectedStories I just bought it this weekend. It's going to be my treat book, once I finish my TBR for August I will read it. :)
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BookFreakOut @CollectedStories Nice, hope you enjoy it! 😁 I want to buy a personal copy, had to surrender this one back to the library. 2y
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book is b r e a k i n g m y b r a i n
But in a good way. I hope the second half stays as strong as the first half, because so far it's a fantastic follow up to Dark Matter. 🤯

Kammbia1 I just bought a copy of this one yesterday. I will start reading it today. Hope it meets the hype. 2y
BookFreakOut @Kammbia1 I just finished it and definitely be buying a copy, I loved it just as much as Dark Matter, it has the same level of gripping unpredictability. 2y
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And that's a wrap! #24in48 @24in48

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻 3y
kamoorephoto 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🤩 3y
parttimedomestic Great job! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
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TheSpineView Awesome! 👏👏👏 3y
Sresendez12 Way to go! 3y
LibrarianRyan Yeahh ⭐️💗👍 3y
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I Want My Hat Back | Jon Klassen
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The bear looks slightly alarmed to be a picture book pin hanging out with my YA fantasy pins, but if you've read This Is Not My Hat, you know the bear can hold his own...
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@24in48 #24in48 literary loot challenge #bookswag

emtobiasz Love the tagged book— and this pin! 😍 3y
Chelsea.Poole One of my favorite children's books ever!! 3y
BookFreakOut @emtobiasz The pin is from Gallery Nucleus, they have ones of his other characters too! https://www.gallerynucleus.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&searchtext=klassenhickleber... 3y
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emtobiasz @BookFreakOut ooh, thanks! 3y
Caroline2 Love the bear pin!!!!! 😍 such an awesome book! 👍🏻 3y
BookFreakOut @Caroline2 It's one of my favorite pins! There are others of his characters, I put the link to the gallery shop in an above comment. 3y
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The Near Witch | Victoria Schwab
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These are two middle grade favorites I've discovered in recent years, a haunting, atmospheric fantasy and a contemporary that mixes humor with an accessible look at the good and bad that can come with anonymity.
@24in48 #24in48 MG/YA challenge

LibrarianRyan The bear witch is MG? I‘ve only ever seen it sold in the adult section. 3y
BookFreakOut @LibrarianRyan Thinking about it, I'd say upper middle/lower YA. Not as fully MG as City of Ghosts but significantly less intense than This Savage Song. It has a crush/a few kisses. The writing appeals to her adult fans, it has a good haunting atmosphere, but I don't recall anything content-wise to be a concern for younger readers. 3y
LibrarianRyan @BookFreakOut hummm. I‘ll have to try it out. I own most of her books. Just haven‘t read them yet. 3y
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Ok, so our spare room isn't exactly prime material for a romance novel, but this is definitely the bed size where someone would stoically volunteer to take the floor, but we all know how that ends. RELUCTANT SHARING AND ACCIDENTAL CUDDLES!!! Fake dating is another favorite trope of mine, being fulfilled in the tagged title, which I'm currently listening to. @24in48 #24in48 romance challenge

YouBookMe Haha I do love those “Oh no, only one bed, whatever shall we do?” scenes in movies! 3y
BookFreakOut @YouBookMe They're so delightful, how even when they get in the bed they try to stay at opposite ends but NOPE wake up tangled in warm snuggles that they pretend to not enjoy. 😄 3y
24in48 LOVE THIS ! 3y
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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Audiobook challenge for #24in48! I don't buy audiobooks, and prefer the convenience of streaming through Overdrive and Hoopla, but will get CDs for readathons when I'm listening for a long stretch of time. @24in48

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The Merciful Crow | Margaret Owen
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SFF challenge for #24in48, I'm hoping to finish my arc of this upcoming YA fantasy this weekend! I've been really enjoying it, 12 bird-named castes each have a type of power (peacock and swan are two, no Crow emoji to match the title), and the Crow witches use teeth to access power. A fantasy take on systemic discrimination, the different responses of the Prince and his guard about being confronted with it deliver an interesting contrast. @24in48

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Kicking off #24in48 with the audiobook of the tagged title and starting to work on a big family photo project for my mom. Please enjoy this picture of Baby Me with Clifford. #readathon

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5th anniversary today, #24in48 Saturday and Sunday! Spot-on card made by my graphic designer husband! 😄

rather_be_reading thts awesome! 3y
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Got my mug from the @Litsy #downphoto contest (it's a big boi!) AND I got called a "lil book nugget" so yes today is going very well and I think I need that phrase on a tote bag. #totelife

marleed Yeah! 3y
Tadams4 Absolutely! 3y
tpixie Amazing! Awesomeness!! I want one!!! 3y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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The moment I spotted Red Rising on one of our student worker's desk and it led to a great chat about contemporary vs classic, how it's ok to not enjoy Tolkien's writing, the diverging threads of the Enderverse, and good ideas vs good execution in books. Wrapped up by dropping recs of Dark Matter and Vicious because those are my ultimate go-to titles, this day is a SUCCESS!

DGRachel I love Vicious! 3y
BookFreakOut @DGRachel Me tooooo!!! Everybody I've ever told about those two has loved them, I gave him my very best recs in the hopes that he asks for more titles in the future! #booksfordays 😄 3y
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Stained Glass | Haim Raz
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5 hours later and it's all ground down to snug edges! Thank goodness for "10 hours of epic music" YouTube videos to keep me company, because the grinding proved to be too noisy for an audiobook.

Macker11 So beautiful! Great job 3y
Bookzombie I can‘t wait to see the finished project! 3y
BookFreakOut @Macker11 Thanks! 😁 3y
BookFreakOut @Bookzombie You and me both...I don't want this to become one of those projects that drags on for months! 😆 Looking to have it done by the end of the month. 3y
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This is poetry disguised as science fiction, a lyrical masterclass in using two POVs as the nexus for small snippets of stories/letters than span all of time & space: historical, fantastical, lovely, brutal. Alternating bwn Blue & Red gives a look at both sides. Many references packed in - bonus if you catch them, still enjoyable if not. One of the most unique concepts I've ever read. The linked snippets style is comparable to Reincarnation Blues.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I preordered this and I am stooooooooked. 3y
BookFreakOut @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Sweet, hope you enjoy it! 👍 3y
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Stained Glass | Haim Raz
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My 4-day weekend project... though it may end up taking longer. Got all the glass cut, and it's on to the grinding, my least favorite bit. But it'll be worth it!

Soubhiville Nice! Can‘t wait to see it completed. I make stained glass too, although I haven‘t worked on anything in several months. 3y
marleed I recently donated my husband‘s stained glass (a trunk full) to a stained glass shop in a small town. The guy was so excited - turns out that glass was from the 70s and had for the shop to get hold of these days. 3y
Bklover Oh make sure to show is the final product! That looks like it‘s goi g to be amazing! 3y
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BookFreakOut @Soubhiville It's been years since I last did a project, but it's proving to be like riding a bike, easy to pick back up again! 3y
BookFreakOut @marleed We have some stained glass light fixtures from that time frame that we've since replaced but haven't gotten rid of, I might see if our store wants them. 🤔 3y
BookFreakOut @Bklover I definitely will, it's coming along nicely! 3y
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Happy 4th of July to my USA friends! 🇺🇲 Hope everyone is having an excellent Thursday even if it's not a holiday for you. 😊 Celebrate the fact that it's almost Friday!

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Dragonslayer | Duncan M. Hamilton
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Dragonslayer is the fantasy embodiment of dad bod Spider-Man: former best-in-the-land swordsman Gill has been out of the game for a while, but a newly awoken dragon isn't waiting for him to get back in shape. Add in a new young friend (Solène) who possesses untested, potent magic. Chapters from the dragon's POV are a unique element. A fun adventure suitable for many ages, as it refrains from mature content. Plus, all 3 will publish w/in 12 months!

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The Haunted | Danielle Vega
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For me (not a horror reader), this was on the edge of my comfort zone for most of it, suspenseful but not nightmare-inducing, but the ending took the brutality and violence past what I cared to read and I skimmed the final few chapters. Fans of the genre may find it comparatively mild as the supernatural elements escalate and pieces come together. It's a page-turner, but ultimately not for me.

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Dragonslayer | Duncan M. Hamilton
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This book has a delightful dry wit, and my absolute favorite thing is Gill continually trying to spend as much of the Prince Bishop's (his old rival) money as possible.

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Dragon's Fat Cat | Dav Pilkey
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The Dragon books are Dav Pilkey pre-Captain Underpants, and they are ADORABLE! They've been out of print for years so we buy them whenever we find them used, but just learned at #alaac19 that Scholastic is bringing them back!!! Reformatted to look more like a chapter book for today's young readers, same great stories and illustrations. My faves are Dragon's Fat Cat and Dragon Gets By, there's also A Friend for Dragon, Halloween and Christmas.