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Joined April 2016

WORDS IN THE HEART CAN NOT BE TAKEN. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett, “Feet of Clay”
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My #Scarathlon watch list!

I‘m sure I‘m not going to get to everything, but these are some of my favorites!

Arsenic and Old Lace is actually a yearly tradition for Halloween night. 🧡

#HHC @dabbe

AnnCrystal 👏☺️🤩👍. 24h
seibelsays Leverage for the win! 23h
dabbe Yay! Up to 32 points! 🧡🎃🧡 23h
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Hey you! Yes you! Do you live (or die) for the spookiest of seasons? Do you love games and buddy reads? Do you like earning points and crushing your enemies into grave dust?

Do I have the event for you! #Scarathlon is back, hosted by the incomparable @Clwojick and @StayCurious !

It‘s time for pumpkins, & witches, & ghosts, oh my! 🎃

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnawYo1IDsBAr2s_LlqzBQlxM8KGwIqDxE1Dm4...

#HHC @dabbe

dabbe Yay! 11 points! #earlybird #Scarathlon #HHC 🧡🎃🧡
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Clwojick Brilliant! 23h
Emilymdxn @BookingitwithSandra the signup link is in this post 🎃 15h
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#DinnerByTheBook

When you can‘t get to Disneyland right now, bring the Disneyland home. ❤️

It tasted much better than it looked. 😂

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Stone Blind: A Novel | Natalie Haynes
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Mehso-so

There are many women associated with the story of Medusa. This is the chance for all of them to speak.

I wish I liked this more. I did really enjoy turning the story around, & I liked some of the different POVs, but there just ended up being too many other stories woven in. & I was constantly thrown with classic storytelling combined with modern sounding dialogue. I‘ll give Haynes another try, but this just wasn‘t what I was expecting. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

BookmarkTavern General warning for the rape, incest, and violence you would expect from Greek mythology 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2d
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I am so looking forward to Legendborn! 💙

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Reading a book about tuberculosis while John Green rightly harasses pharmaceutical companies on the site formerly known as Twitter about price gouging TB tests and treatments is a *trip*.

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Flipping Boxcars: A Novel | Cedric The Entertainer
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Mehso-so

Babe Boyce, con man, booze runner, and war vet is set to make the deal of a lifetime. He just needs to play one more game. And Babe never loses.

I liked a lot about this. Cedric is great at setting the scene. The characters were diverse & well fleshed out.

I did feel most of the flashbacks were unnecessary. & the ending felt rushed with the major conflict of the story left unresolved. It felt like I was only getting half of the story. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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BookmarkTavern General warning for racism, gambling, & infidelity. A specific warning for Chapter 13 for violence and threats of gang rape 5d
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Yup! The actual kids books I read to my nibling, or my nibling reads to me.

As far as YA goes, I actually spent most of middle school and high school reading the more adult books, to try and show off how “good” at reading I was. 😅 So I kind of missed out on YA. I‘m having a lot of fun exploring what‘s available now for YA.

#SundayFunday Have a safe and happy day, and don‘t forget to tag me!

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The Insiders | Mark Oshiro
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Hector moves to a new school, & everything is different. When a mysterious door helps saves him from some bullies, he may learn a lot about himself.

This was a really tough read. I frequently had to put it down because of the bullying & my own memories, but I am so glad I finished this. It was a charming read with great characters about a group of friends finding the support they need to deal with a variety of problems. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

AnnCrystal 💕👍❤️‍🩹🫂. 7d
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I had to show off my laptop stickers! #BookAdjacent

Meshell1313 😍 1w
Silverneurotic Oh, where did you get them? 1w
LiteraryinLawrence I love them! 1w
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DrexEdit very cool! 😍 1w
willaful That reminds me of a t-shirt my daughter had that was a map with Narnia, Middle Earth, etc. 1w
AnnCrystal 👍😊👍 1w
staci.reads These are great!! 1w
Cupcake12 These are fab x 1w
BookmarkTavern @Silverneurotic I found them all on Etsy! If you search fictional travel stickers you can find a bunch! 💕 1w
TieDyeDude Very cool! 1w
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I‘ve been digging out the Halloween decorations today. 🎃

1. Black cat. I love my current demon cat, but I would love a sleek little shadow.
2. Frankenstein and Dracula. Yearly rereads for me.
3. My mother made me an Ozma of Oz gown when I was in elementary school. White dress, gold and green wand, poppy crown. The whole shebang. ❤️
4. Yes! 6.5
5. Arsenic and Old Lace
6. Reese‘s peanut butter pumpkins

#HauntedHallowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 1w
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Nope. Never really had the interest. 🤷🏼‍♀️
2. I can‘t actually think of a book where someone uses a dating service. 😅

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 1w
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#WeeklyForecast

I‘m so excited to start one of my #Roll100 books!

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Some great reads this past week!

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The autobiography of Eileen Collins, the first woman to pilot a space shuttle and command a mission for NASA.

I love biographies of astronauts. This is the story of such an amazing pioneer. She is honest & frank, talking about the difficulties of her childhood and what she regrets. And she is really up front with the mistakes she‘s made in her career. But she also sounds like a lot of fun, talking about the pranks she would help pull. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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The King Who Rained | Fred Gwynne
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To be honest, I love this whole series. I love the adorable artwork. And how it introduces homophones. They‘re all so clever, and I love sharing them with my nibling.

#SundayFunday Have a wonderful Sunday, and don‘t forget to tag me on your posts!

MissyD I used this book when I taught homophones for years. 2w
AlaMich Is that the same Fred Gwynne who played Herman Munster? You may not know the answer to this if you are under 40. 👵🏻😂 (edited) 2w
MissyD @AlaMich why yes it is the same person who played Herman. (Which oddly enough my husband is watching that show now. 🤣) 2w
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Another genuinely delightful addition to the Rebel Girls library!

10 books, 10 biographies in each, results in a collection of 100 impressive and powerful and inspiring women pursuing their passions and dreams. Historical and contemporary woman from all across the globe and from all sorts of backgrounds. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

The nibling had a blast reading these to me. 💖

BookmarkTavern Release Date: October 17th, 2023 #ARC #NetGalley 2w
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The Shepherd's Crown | Terry Pratchett
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The elves are going to invade. And Tiffany needs to learn that she doesn‘t need to be everything for everyone.

What a beautiful ending to the world of the Disc. We got to see Tiffany grow and come into her own with such strength of character. Pratchett‘s soul & wit are still here, even as it was his last. & so many cameos from beloved past characters! This was everything I could have wanted for the end. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

julesG It was a great last novel. (and here I go again 😭) 2w
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Forgot to post my #MonthlyRoundup for August!

Not a lot finished, but I really enjoyed so many of these! ❤️

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My Halloween aesthetics for the #HauntedHallowSwap ! #HHS23

I love fall and Halloween. I love the cozy feels of autumn, crackling leaves, roaring fireplace, thick blankets, & hot chocolate.

And I love the spooky times of Halloween. Ghosts and goblins, witches and devils. When the veil is thin between this world and the next.

wanderinglynn Love it! 🎃 2w
AnnCrystal ❤️🎃👻🍂🍁☕📚. 2w
freeatlast1137 Makes me ready for the fall season! 2w
marleed What a gorgeous aesthetic! 2w
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I am so excited for Halloween! I just love the fall and the chill in the air, and the colors of the leaves. ❤️🍂❤️

#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 2w
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Mehso-so

A well researched dive into the Science of Agatha Christie. Each chapter is focused on a mystery novel, examining a multitude of topics.

There is a lot of information in this book. But within each chapter, there‘s a lack of cohesiveness. Paragraphs switch around on topics and aren‘t connected. & the whole book feels like transcriptions of podcasts, from diverting tangents, random asides in the footnotes, and episodic guest interviews. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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A little late! Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. Not really either. But I do make exceptions for things like gymnastic or figure skating events.
2. I love this webcomic. ❤️

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Never too late to play!👍🤩🌞 2w
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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In a world where humans hibernate for the winter, the Winter Consuls protect the sleeps. Charlie, recent hire, is investigating viral dreams when everything starts becoming complicated.

This was a slow start, & Charlie was so passive. I wish we got more of the background characters. But I am so glad I stuck this out! Lots world building, & I was not a fan of Charlie, but everything came together so well in the end. I was so invested!🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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I‘ve only got an hour left in The Early Risers, so I‘m looking forward to starting The Shepherd‘s Crown today at work and probably crying. 😂

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Loved The League of Lady Poisoners so much! 💚

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My birthday month is here! Yay! 🎉📚🎉

#BookSpin A Million to One #DoubleSpin Stone Blind

#OokBOokClub The Shepherd‘s Crown

#LGBTbookclub Book Boyfriend

#LitsySciFiBookClub Project Hail Mary

#WhimsicalReads This Woven Kingdom

#DiverseCozy Mangos, Mambo, & Murder

#Roll100 Compass Rose, Legendborn, Clash of Steel

#FairyTaleReadingChallenge Cress, The Book of Gothel

TheSpineView Happy Birthday! 3w
Kenyazero Happy birthday month! Looks like a lot of great reads planned! 3w
julesG Happy Birthday Month! 3w
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bthegood happy birthday month - 3w
PuddleJumper Yay! 🎉🎉 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Happy birthday!! 2w
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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On a day where I woke up two hours too early, and couldn‘t get back to sleep, yes. Yes, I want to be in a world where humans hibernate for the winter. 😅

#SundayFunday Hope you all have a great Sunday, and don‘t forget to tag my new username in your answers!

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To match my Storygraph account and my Dreamwidth page for my NetGalley reviews, I‘m changing my username to @BookmarkTavern !

So ta da!

@julesG @TheAromaofBooks @KateReadsYA @AbigailJaneBlog I think that‘s everyone that has me on a tag list, if you could update it, I‘d be greatly appreciative!

LiteraryinLawrence Congrats on the new name! What were you before? 3w
julesG Congratulations on the new name! Will update the tag-list. Thank you! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the update!! 3w
Susanita I love the idea of a bookmark tavern! 3w
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Steve Irwin | Mara Isabel Snchez Vegara
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Steve Irwin - The Crocodile Hunter

I share these with my nephew and he loves them. And this one was no different. He loved the brightly colored and adorable illustrations, & we were both fascinated by Irwin's history. I loved learning that his own love of animals actually came from his parents.

The timeline at the end with photographs was a lovely addition, & it led the two of us to youtube to watch some clips of The Crocodile Hunter. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern Release Date: October 17th, 2023 #ARC #NetGalley 3w
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Women across the globe and centuries, the poisons they used, and the people they murdered.

I couldn‘t put this down! In depth histories of women poisoners, what motivated them, and what they used. I also appreciated when Perrin specifies that there‘s no actual historical evidence for accused poisoners.

A really personable and engaging writing style, like sitting with a friend, and gorgeous illustrations I wouldn‘t mind prints of. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

BookmarkTavern Release Date: September 5th, 2023 #ARC #NetGalley CW 👇🏻 3w
BookmarkTavern The sections on Mary Ann Cotton, Roberta Elder, Nannie Doss, and Christina Edmunds deal with multiple child murders 3w
dabbe Hello there, fluffy, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 3w
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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Alice has to juggle a protective mother, Nightmarish creatures from Wonderland only she can fight, promises to friends, & a recently poisoned mentor who needs a hidden artifact to be cured. But no big, right?

I enjoyed this a lot. I liked Alice as a character. I liked the balancing act between real life & the mystical forces she fights. But I felt really unsatisfied with the ending, & there wasn‘t a lot of character depth beyond Alice.🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

BookmarkTavern #NoBuy2023 @PuddleJumper On your shelf for over a year, #JolabokaflodSwap gift from @TheDaysGoBy Thank you again for the gift! I‘m sorry it took so long to get to it. 😅 Ah! Forgot! This was also a #14Books14Weeks read! @TheHeartlandBookFairy (edited) 3w
TheDaysGoBy Aw no sweat! Sorry it was only a so-so! Always nice to get it off the book shelf though and make room for others 3w
BookmarkTavern @TheDaysGoBy I did like the writing enough I‘m going to search out more by her! We‘ll see how that goes. 😁 3w
5feet.of.fury If you do decide to continue the series, the 3rd book is finally coming out next month. I have been waiting yearssssss 3w
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A social media conglomerate and the single mother calligrapher conscripted to help destroy it‘s database by a mysterious man.

I wanted to like this. I loved the concept of a middle aged, queer, single mother artist fighting back against a technological giant. But the thriller and literary genres aren‘t integrated well together and the pacing is all over the place. And our main character is so passive for most of the story. 🌕🌕🌗🌑🌑

BookmarkTavern Release Date: September 1st, 2023 #ARC #NetGalley 3w
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The True Queen | Zen Cho
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. The tagged book!
2. I adored the setting and world building, and I just really loved Muna a lot. 💕

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 3w
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The Dawnhounds | Sascha Stronach
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A city on the edge of upheaval. A cop trying to keep her head down in the corrupt police force that demoted her, then murdered her. & the powers she gains to protect her city as she‘s resurrected.

This was gorgeous to listen to. The combination of noir, fantasy, horror & biopunk was fascinating. Loved a story of the reluctant heroes, saving their world because nobody else would. Could have done with more character depth, but loved it! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern General warning for intense societal homophobia, police corruption and brutality, grief over death of a parent, and mushroom/fungus related body horror 4w
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Let‘s see how many of these I can finish before the end of August!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I loved Early Riser - such an intriguing concept, I read it a couple of years ago and still think about it. 4w
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Two books down for #ReadingForMaui , and hoping to finish one more!

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A combination memoir of Liliuokalani, last queen of Hawai'i, and a refutation of the Treaty of Annexation of 1897.

A very important read. It provides a lot of historical context for the illegal annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States, but we also get a glimpse of the woman who was queen and of her life. Very dense, very Victorian, and very dry, but a fascinating read. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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I am finding myself really empathizing with Alice‘s feelings of having everything on her shoulders and everything is her responsibility in A Blade So Black right now.

#SundayFunday Have a great day, and don‘t forget to tag me in your answers!

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Thanks for the tag @Eggs !

1. It changes, but right now Noises Off.
2. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
3. Empathy. I wish for more empathy and kindness and compassion. For myself, for my community, for the world. (Less seriously, also like a week of straight sleep)

#WondrousWednesday

Vansa Ooooh Noises Off is SO GREAT 1mo
Eggs Well played🥳 - thanks 🙏🏻 1mo
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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Took my sister out for the morning and bought her a sticker, tea, and a book as an apology…

… for not telling her how Gideon the Ninth ended. 😅

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
groofay I'm sure this will make everything much better 😂 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I think you might have to also buy her Nona. And the next book when it comes out 😂😂😂 1mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Got tagged by the amazing @TheSpineView and the fantastic @julesG !

1. Nope! And no interest.
2. The tagged book with Ebenezer Scrooge. Because he ends up doing the decent thing and uses his money to improve his community.

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TheSpineView Thanks for playing!😘📖🌞 1mo
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Poukahangatus | Tibble TAYI
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A collection of poems examining identity, personal history, & relationships in vivid images.

This was gorgeous& intimate. I loved Tayi‘s hold on rhythm in her poetry. I could almost feel it pulsing. She paints such evocative images, & all these poems had such a strong sense of place.

Definitely going to need to listen to this again! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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My first read for #ReadingForMaui is Queen Liliuokalani‘s writing, pleading for the restoration of her kingdom‘s independence from the United States‘s annexation.

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Hey everyone! After the devastating fires in Maui, Hawai‘i, The Queer Collective Book Club has set up a #ReadingForMaui readathon from August 14 to August 28.

Read and donate to local Hawaiian relief organizations!

Sign up here! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdy_JXSNK-SWFYCXinUefetJVXCLoROFzT7MZv...

There‘s a link to a list of relief organizations on the form, if you just want to donate. ❤️

BookmarkTavern Since I‘m joining halfway through, I‘ll be donating $30 to Maui Economic Opportunity Inc for every book I finish. Here‘s a list of books! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1noioNsK7ER9r5VGcJc7WNKHkgFAe6KV5RErt... (edited) 1mo
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Looking forward to this ARC about the science of Agatha Christie‘s books!

Ruthiella The Agatha book sounds super interesting! 1mo
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So excited to be starting a Jasper Fforde book!

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The True Queen | Zen Cho
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Sisters Muna & Sakti travel to England to break the curse that‘s stolen their memories. Only, Sakti disappears, Muna has to pretend to know magic, & the Realm of Fairy wants to start a war.

A good stand alone after Sorcerer. A bit of a slow start, & the romance wasn‘t developed enough. But overall, this was a charming & delightful fantasy/mystery fusion. There‘s magic, a stolen amulet, a rescue from a dragon, & women being awesome. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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The True Queen | Zen Cho
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I only have two hours left in the tagged book, and I would absolutely recommend it. Especially if you liked Sorcerer to the Crown. The audiobook is fantastically well done.

I‘d also recommend it if you enjoy the Kingston Cycle trilogy by CL Polk.

#SundayFunday Have a great day, and don‘t forget to tag me!

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Six Crimson Cranes | Elizabeth Lim
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Shiori has forbidden magic, her stepmother may be a demon, her 6 brothers have been turned into cranes, & her betrothed may not be awful. What‘s a girl to do? Break the curse & save her kingdom, that‘s all.

Charming! It had a bit of a slow start, but I really like Shiori. It was so gratifying to see her character growth, & I loved the unusual spin on this fairy tale. The romance was also just fleshed out enough. Looking forward to 2!🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

BookmarkTavern #NoBuy2023 @PuddleJumper Pretty cover, @Cupcake12 I finally got to your #JolabokaflodSwap book, thank you again for such a beautiful gift! ❤️ 1mo
PuddleJumper Such a lovely cover! 1mo
Cupcake12 Glad you enjoyed it xx 1mo
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