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CKBrooke

Joined April 2019

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Babel by Gaston Dorren
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Goodnight! 💤 😆

WhatWouldJaneDo Same! 😂 2mo
tournevis Ibid. 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 2mo
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Been meaning to read this for years! I‘ve read so many Marie Antoinette-themed novels (Scholastic‘s Royal Diary of Marie Antoinette, Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund, Mme Tussaud by Michelle Moran, etc.), and this one‘s been on my radar for probably a decade. Am finally getting around to it...will let you know how it goes! #libraryday #frenchrevolution #marieantoinette #historicalfiction

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Just finished. Started off with a PROMISE: ❤️ New Orleans; volunteer work; a quirky, 16YO Latina Shakespeare-loving narrator, running from mysterious family drama... Meets a hot banjo player she calls “Miles” at Mid-Summer Mardi Gras. They spend an enchanted evening together...until a storm hits & everything goes to hell. I found solving the mystery of her backstory more interesting than the romance. Outcome was anticlimactic. #soso #YARomance

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All Rights Reserved (Word$, Book 1) | Gregory Scott Katsoulis
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Anyone wanna do a #bookswap with me? Got this #YA #dystopia up for grabs. Comment a YA novel you have that you‘d be willing to swap w/ me for this one! #booktrade

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This is the #FreeLittleLibrary in my neighborhood subdivision! Where‘s your favorite Free Little Library?

CrowCAH So cool! Wish my sub had a FLL! 2mo
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Any other linguistics geeks & John McWhorter fans in the house?? (I wish Litsy counted “The Great Courses” audio books as books, LOL.) I have listened to all of Prof. McWhorter‘s podcasts, courses, and audio books to date, and own both his friend Gaston Dorren‘s books (Babel & Lingo). I‘ve got 1 Audible credit left to spend & I already have most of Steven Pinker‘s...anyone have a good #linguistics #audiobook to recommend?? #recommendations #nonfic

rretzler I‘ll have to give these a try. I have a sub to Great Courses Plus 2mo
CKBrooke @rretzler All of John McWhorter‘s are fantastic if you like linguistics! If you aren‘t familiar with him, I highly recommend his TED Talk on YouTube, entitled “Txting is killing language - JK!!”, and his podcast, Slate‘s Lexicon Valley. 😀 2mo
rretzler Thanks! I think just about everything is killing language! 2mo
CKBrooke @rretzler Ooh...I used to think that too. Then Professor McWhorter changed my mind! ;-) Linguistics is the study of how people actually speak (descriptivism), versus, say, a grammarian (prescriptivism) who studies how we write, or ‘ought to‘ speak. But language is constantly shifting, evolving, changing. Definitely give his TED Talk a listen! I found it most enlightening. ☺️ 2mo
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Just picked this up from the #library! Cannot wait to delve into this New Orleans #YA #contemporaryromance. I love YA travel romances! Shoutout to libraries everywhere! #librariesrule #booksarefriends #newstash #booklover #litgirl #ireadYA #momswhoread

BethM That cover is lovely! I hate it when Litsy doesn‘t have the book blurb up! 2mo
CKBrooke @BethM I wonder how often they update! It‘s about a girl volunteering in her youth group in New Orleans and she falls in love with a boy... I haven‘t dug into it yet but from the first page I knew it was the style I like! 2mo
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I, Guinevere | C K Brooke
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 2mo
CKBrooke Thank you, @Eggs! 2mo
tpixie Welcome! Sounds like a fun retelling @BrainyHeroine likes retellings. 2mo
CKBrooke Thanks, @tpixie!! 2mo
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Killing November | Adriana Mather
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Finished the other day. Thanks to Adriana Mather for getting me through the flu! While not all of my questions were answered satisfactorily, and I would‘ve hoped for more world-building, this book kept me swiping the pages for more. And I loved November‘s personality! Very much like an Ally Carter novel. Well done 👏🏼

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 I hope you‘re feeling better! 2mo
CKBrooke @jenniferajanes Thank you so much!! Thankfully I am 100% again & back in action! ❤️👍🏼 2mo
jenniferajanes @CKBrooke Awesome! Happy reading! 🥰 2mo
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authorjed Is this a thriller novel? 2mo
CKBrooke @authorjed Yes! It‘s a YA thriller about a secret elite boarding school that trains young assassins & powerful European political families. It‘s like an Ally Carter book but edgier, lol 2mo
authorjed I need to read! 2mo
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A laugh loosed from her. “But Commander, why ever would I be unsafe with my own country‘s navy?”

He stopped in his tracks as though she‘d thrown something at him. “Miss Winthrop, this is not a naval vessel. It is a pirate ship!” ☠️⚔️🏴‍☠️💟

olivia.ferz Welcome to Litsy!!! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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CKBrooke Thank you so much!! @olivia.ferz @CoffeeNBooks @BethM 2mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 2mo
BookFrog Welcome to Litsy! 💙📖📚 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 2mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy 2mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 2mo
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