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Cheshirecat913

Joined June 2017

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The Little Prince (Illustrated) | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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#roll100
@PuddleJumper

February's rolls for me. I am excited to read The Little Prince with my daughter. We started last night. 😁

SRWCF This was such a life changing book for me. I read it when I was 14 years old. 🙂 5mo
Nelnjali Oh, The Little Prince is so amazing. I first read it in one of my education classes in college, and I was blown away by the profound little book. It is still one of my favorites. 5mo
PuddleJumper That's great! 5mo
DominicMayflower lovely... 5mo
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Goals | Tracy
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January goals started off with a bang 🧨 and then kind of limped out. 🤦‍♀️
I started off walking in the AM 4 days a week, then life....but I went out this morning.
I did read the 2 books I said I would though. 🎉

February goals are the same with the extention of runs and the endless phone scrolling banishment.

#BFC2022
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn The important thing is that you restarted. Great goals for Feb! 🙌🏻💜 5mo
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ILLUMINAE. Expediente_01 (Illuminae 1) | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Fantastic!
I read through it in 3 days. I really enjoyed the characters and plot. The different ways they presented the story help add to it for sure. I went right out and got the next two volumes since the library didn't have them.

Second read for #roll100
@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 5mo
AmandaBlaze I love this series! 5mo
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This is my 2nd book by Larson and I will completely read anything by him. His ability to write a compelling narrative laced with well researched history is magnificent.

I would have loved to seen the Chicago World Fair. It sounded like such a visual feast. I quite enjoyed reading about how it came about. The other side of the story, was chilling to know a man like Holmes stalked the world.

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🎊Happy New Year 🎊
Let's go #BFC2022

Easy goals to ease into January...
📖 Book goal is to read 2 books.
🚶‍♀️Fitness goal is to go on morning walks at least 6 days a week.

Thanks for keeping us going @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 👍🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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#roll100

I am excited to start off the New Year with these two books which I have had for years! 🎉🎉

Thank you @PuddleJumper for the rolls!

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I did find this book interesting.
For me, it was just enough science, without being scientific, so it was a light read. I pretty much cringed through most of the book with a slightly digusted face on because decomposing bodies, and bodies parts are gross to me though.

LoverOfLearning Pretty interesting read right! I got my copy at the Body Works museum (or something like that) in Las Vegas. 5mo
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A Touch of Gold | Annie Sullivan
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Walked around the bookcases and wrote down all the titles I have hanging around, plus started on a few of the ebooks I have amassed.

Looking forward to the first roll. 🎲🎲
#ROLL100
@PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Looks good! 6mo
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Pandemonium | Chris Wooding, Cassandra Diaz
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Picked this graphic novel based on the cover and quite enjoyed it. It is fun and sarcastic- just my thing. Plus demon cat! I liked the art work too.

It pretty much The Prince and The Pauper switcheroo, in a demon world. Unfortunately, this seems to be the only book and it didn't get continued. 😕

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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins | Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Carey Pietsch
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Lunch break reading. 😋
It has been a year now since I switched to a job that I can sneak some reading in on and it is awesome.

My husband adores the Adventure Zone podcast and when we saw this in the library he wanted me to try it out. It is good....I can see where the podcast would be better because of all the banter that they cannot really fully put in.

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This one has been on my TBR.
The beginning was scattered with alternating POV that took a good many chapters to catch on to.
However, the story pulled itself together & I enjoyed the back half.
Some of the magic seemed a little too all powerful for one character.
I enjoyed the magic concept & the world building and want to find out what happens so on to book 2!

#LMPBC #groupO
This one is on the way.
@Littlewolf1 @Alfrazier21 @HufflepuffGirl90

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I quite enjoyed this story. I really like the world and characters she created. I look forward to reading her other book, Sky in the Deep, to visit the world again.

I will mail this book out today!
#LMPBC #groupO
@Littlewolf1 @Alfrazier21 @HufflepuffGirl90

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! 10mo
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The Forbidden Wish | Jessica Khoury
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This was a fun retelling of Aladdin. There are strong heroines, a sweet love story, and magic.
The book is from the jinni's point of view and I quite enjoyed how the author told the jinni's thoughts.

The plot moved along quickly and it did seem a bit rushed at points. It is a stand alone so while it could have been fleshed out more, I have been in the mood for one offs and not being tied to a series.

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Fairy Tail 21 | Hiro Mashima
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So I am lucky enough that my library had Fairy Tail to borrow, but I am on the last one they had. Volume 21. It is a fun series, just crazy, magic loving wizards who cause a ruckus and like to fight.

I will have to find someway to get my hands on more because this one ends in the middle of the story arc!

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Wool | Hugh Howey
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Post-apocalyptic, where society now lives in a stratified underground silo with only cameras sending in a picture of the ruined outside world on the top level. Society is tightly controlled, but as new facts are learned by the sheriff tension mounts.

This lightly scifi book is slower paced but I think that helps you feel the tension & the claustrophobia the silo dwellers must feel.

It gets ⭐⭐⭐, I enjoyed it but I was not totally entralled.

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Super excited #groupO. Here are a few books I have. I tried to stick to all stand alones.

#LMPBC #round12.
@Alfrazier21 @HufflepuffGirl90 @Littlewolf1

HufflepuffGirl90 Great picks! The Sorcery of Thorns and Enchantment of Ravens are both calling out to me. 12mo
Littlewolf1 I haven‘t read any of these… I‘m open for any of them 12mo
Alfrazier21 I haven‘t read any of these either! Enchantment of Ravens sounds interesting!! 12mo
Littlewolf1 Looking forward to reading it 12mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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This is my kind of book.
New York City at the turn of the century, mythological beings finding their way in a world that doesn't does recognize them, and back stories converging together. It is one of those slower pace books that create a good atmosphere by letting the settings and the characters build the whole around them a step or a thought at a time.

AllisonM89 I adored this book. Looking forward to the sequel coming out next month 14mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I painted another brick like a book cover. I am pretty amused by it. I am putting them around a tree in a sitting area we made out front.

hannah-leeloo I love this idea. Looks great 14mo
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#selfcarebingo #SelfCareIsNotSelfish
@ElizaMarie

Feels like I tried more this month in general on better habits.
Journal- daily writing a sentence thing
Binge a show- Accidently in Love (Asian Dramas!)
Flowers- planted a bunch of lillies
Play a game- Checkers & anything else my daughter makes up
Quiet time/read outside- got a day off and sat in the hammock and read
Send a care packages- sent some Mangas to my sis-in-law
Sing-Always am. LOL

ElizaMarie These are great! I am glad that you tried to do more this month with your habits. I am told (or I read) that habits really help with our self care and our just general wellbeing. 14mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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I have been really enjoying my current book. I like the mix of the historical setting (NYC at the turn of the century) with mythological beings.

SamAnne This wasn‘t my go to kind of book—bought it on a whim at the recommendation of a book seller. I really enjoyed it! 1y
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Thank you @wanderinglynn for bringing back #BFC21. I am looking forward to kicking off 2021 and on a positive note.

My goals:
Book: Less time "browsing" the internet. Read instead of scrolling.
FIitness: Walk or run 21 days out of 31.

Already had a walk this morning. ?‍♀️

? Happy '21 ?

kspenmoll Great goals!!!! 1y
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. And way to start off strong! 🙌🏻 1y
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At first I was not really drawn into the story because the main character was a young brat and I could not connect, but that is kind of the point of the story.

I did get into the last one hundred pages and I really liked how it ended. It was a fun Christmas read after all.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Really quick, cute and fun graphic novel. It is just all things Fall and pumpkin patch. If you want a quick fix and happy read, this is it for sure.

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#SelfCareIsNotSelfish #selfcarebingo
@ElizaMarie
A quick recap of my self care lately.
I have been watching my newest K-drama obsession, The King, with popcorn the last few nights.
Bought myself Empire of Storms since the library did not have it.
Wrote a letter to a friend who needs some good mail.
And have been hanging outside when I get the chance. The picture is from our town's Visitor's Center.

ElizaMarie This is all so great !!! 2y
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#SelfCareIsNotSelfish #selfcarebingo
@ElizaMarie
The morning weather was a fraction of a bit cooler in the shade, so sat out and read a bit while my pumpkin chocolate chip bread was baking. 🎃

I usually wait until October before going all in on pumpkin, but it being 2020 and all, I needed it earlier.

ElizaMarie This bread looks amazing!!! 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That bread! ❤️🤤❤️ 2y
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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#SelfCareIsNotSelfish #selfcarebingo
@ElizaMarie

Took a moment to myself last night. Put on my music and painted my nails. 💅 I usually don't go for red, but thought it would be nice this time.

ElizaMarie this is a beautiful color! I love Matte finish! 2y
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Alright book 3, way to grab and pull me in!! 🤩

Book 1 was okay, nothing to write home about.
Book 2, it was getting better and that ending left me wanting more.
Then book 3 comes along and kicks up the action. I have book 4 and 5 on hold at the library. Can't wait now! I told my husband, it is all hitting the fan now.

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Better than the first book. I was kind of meh, after Throne of Glass but willing to give the series a try. Much more action in this book really helped it grow on me, plus more magic! Glad I didn't give up on it because I was actually excited to read the third book.

behudd It all gets SO much better in book 3, too! 2y
Cheshirecat913 @behudd I kept seeing reviews saying book 3 is where it really gets good. I am about a third was through now and I have to agree! I am glad I gave it a chance! I am liking Rowan and the demi-fae. 2y
behudd @Cheshirecat913 just wait :) I feel like that‘s a series where every book just gets better & better! I hope you enjoy them all!! 2y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I like the characters and the budding world that Maas is building. The hints at magic and what is to come is enticing. However, overall it is not really that strong of a book, it felt kind of flat. I am going to try the next book and see if it gets better.

Also, I spent a lot of time staring at the front cover trying to figure out what kind of pants she is wearing that shows that white cloth like that. What is going on? 🤨

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Maid Sama! | Hiro Fujiwara
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Super cute manga. It is a hate to love romance with a very aggressive and ambitious heroine who learns to accept herself and others. I like the art style and the characters are all so fun.

I watched the anime on Netflix during the beginning of our stay at home orders, and it was so much fun I had to get the manga to complete the story.

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Wish | CLAMP (Mangaka group), Jamie S. Rich
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I love CLAMP. Their art style is just so whimsical and gorgeous. This is a cute little (only 4 volumes) love story that is just pure sweetness.

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Archival Quality | Ivy Noelle Weir
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This was a fun read. Celeste gets a job as an archivist at a medical museum that is haunted. Celeste is trying to deal with her own mental health issues as she tries to unravel what is going on at her new job. I really enjoyed the art and great fashions the artist used.

Revenge4bess Sounds wonderful. Sorry I haven‘t written you back yet. I‘m recovering from surgery. 2y
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Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale
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Super quick and super fun read. Jane is obsessed with Mr. Darcy and no boyfriend of hers has even come close to comparing. So due to an older relative that knows her secret obsession off she goes to Austenland where you can live out your Austen inspired fantasy in costume. There was a fun cast of quirky characters. Nothing groundbreaking here, just a plain fun read.

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Whew, this chunkster was well done. Mr. Norrell, a reclusive book hoarder, learns to perform magic that was lost to history & sets about reviving English magic by his own strict guidelines. I liked the background info/stories about magic given through footnotes, but this was not one I could power read. I took it 1-2 chapters @ a time.
I was a bit skeptical I would like it the 1st 3rd, but it really grows on you & picks up some action the 2nd half.

LilMrmd79 I‘ve had this on my TBR list / shelf for a long time. I‘m intimidated by the size of it. Even though I‘ve been told many times that it‘s well worth it and doesn‘t feel like that long of a read. 2y
PaperbackPirate My goal is to read this by the end of the year! Thanks for the push! 2y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Another week, another brick. 🙂 This one was interesting to try to achieve the blurred look for the city at the bottom and of course trying to get the eyes to kind of look the same size/shape. 👀
Fun, fun.

MySharonaK Beautiful 👏 2y
Sace I'm in love. Absolutely gorgeous. 2y
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hannah-leeloo Eyes are a nightmare to get to match. I know that struggle. You did a great job well done 2y
Eggs Awe. Some 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Eggs Show us more!!! @Cheshirecat913 2y
Powered_By_Plants Just stunning 🤩 , what a fab idea . Are you having an outdoor brick book stack ? Or standing them next to each other? I bet they look great all together 💕 2y
Cheshirecat913 @Powered_By_Plants Thanks 😁 I have not found their permanent home yet, they just float around my garden as I try to find a place I like, or as my kid moves them around. 😆 2y
Powered_By_Plants 😂 Ahhh I love them!! A lovely addition to the garden 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Painting bricks are fun.
This one did have me painting over my mistakes multiple times since very thin lines for the feathers was hard for me to achieve. I really enjoyed the lettering part though.

BrittanyReads Beautiful 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm This is gorgeous! ❤️😱❤️ 2y
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The Names | Don DeLillo
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#BookMemeWars
@SumisBooks
Today's meme category was me irl. I have no clue to to pronounce a lot of names and names of places especially in fantasy books when it is all made up!

wanderinglynn I do the same thing. Even when the book includes a pronunciation guide. 😂 2y
vlwelser I do this also. But sometimes it turns into a joke. There are only so many ways to mispronounce Hermione until your mom figures out you're messing with her. 2y
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Moby Dick: bl velryba | Melville Herman
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#BookMemeWars
@SumisBooks
Find and post a meme to play along. Today's category was quotes.

BeansPage Good one 👍👍👍 2y
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Futurama Adventures | Matt Groening
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#BookMemeWars
Wednesday meme cartegory is cartoons.
This is so me, I get a thrill out of getting, shopping and finding books.
@SumisBooks

BeansPage Yup! 😂😂😂 2y
Severnmeadows I‘ve been wondering that very thing during lockdown 😊 2y
Powered_By_Plants 🤣🤣 Me too !🙋🏼‍♀️ Although after my last haul I‘m on a ban 🤭 2y
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Tuesday's #BookMemeWars, topic was book stacks.
@sumisbooks Post a meme about book stacks to play along today.

BeansPage Love this one! ❤️ 2y
thevagabondlawyer Haha I can totally relate 👏 2y
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I have been making my way through this clunkster and was in awe of a footnote that took 5 pages to finish in a fiction book.

I am not flying through it but I am enjoying the story.

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm That is definitely something I never expected to see... 👀 2y
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I finished another book brick. I was wary about tackling the picture on front (and the one on back) but it was not as intimidating as I thought once I got going.

ozma.of.oz Wow! That looks amazing! 🤩🤩 2y
Meaw_catlady I love this so much! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I was just looking into these as my summer hobbie! Yours looks great! 2y
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marleed Cool! 2y
Kimberlone 👏🏼 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm ❤️😱🤯❤️ 2y
llcoolnate WOW!
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Taking part in @SumisBooks week of meme fun! Here is poetry for Monday. It made me snort.😉 #BookMemeWars

Sace 😂😂😂😂 OH these posts are going to be fun! 2y
BeansPage Awesome 😂😂😂😂😂 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 😂🤣😂 Love it! 2y
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Book craft. I have some random bricks I have been meaning to paint and finally got one done. Wanted to start off simple and work up to more involved covers. 🎨📚

MySharonaK 😍 2y
Mitch That‘s so cool. Love the idea of an outdoor ‘bookshelf‘ 👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Heideschrampf Gorgeous! What are you planning of building with them? 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's awesome! You did well. 👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Cheshirecat913 @MySharonaK @Mitch @Heideschrampf @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you so much. I plan on putting them in our garden some how. 2y
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These Vicious Masks | Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
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A YA trilogy I picked up because of pretty covers. It reminds me very much of The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman, with a twist of X-men like superpowers. It took me about a 1/3 of the 1st book to get into it as it was very simply written & the story does not really start off strong. Still it was a decent 3 ⭐ read for the series. The main character did annoy me through part of book 2 into book 3 with her self pitying but she redeems herself.

Eggs Pretty pic! 2y
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Mort | Terry Pratchett
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The character Death takes center stage here and it was delightful. I enjoyed Death's 'mid-life crisis' and his humor is spot on. The other characters are amusing as well. This is definitely one of the highlights of the Discworld novels.

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These Vengeful Souls | Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
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My daughter said I could sit on the bench and read while she tosses sticks into the pond. Sounds like a fine idea darling.

wanderinglynn What a lovely spot! 💚 2y
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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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Book 2 of the Rebel of the Sand novel. I loved the first one because of the interaction between the two main characters, Amani and Jin. This book separates them so it lost that magic for me. Still it was a good romp. Mostly set in the sultan's palace and the treacherous harem. Old characters come back, new characters introduced, and djinnis.

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Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton
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Third and final book of the Rebel of the Sand. Djinni magic and the rebellion making its final stand. It was a good conclusion to the series and wraps up the different character stories. Some hand waving and plot hole jumping but still fun.

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Good YA fantasy set in the desert where the water reservoir are running out. Main character is part of the lowest caste that were made into slaves because they were the traitors who tried to steal all the water, until she discovered forgotten and hidden magic. Now will she save the world or destroy all those who harmed her?

Tigger warning:sexual assault, rape mentioned

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