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DeannaReadsandSleeps

DeannaReadsandSleeps

Joined September 2020

The plot thickens.
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A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I knew going in that this would be a sad read, yet I was still struck by how heavy my chest felt as I made my way through. Emezi provided us with a narrative that takes a deep look into the burden of how it feels to not belong. We watch, through the eyes of multiple characters, many flawed behaviors & decisions that make us uncomfortable, but also pulls out of us a sharp compassion that can leave you clutching your chest. Be gentle with this one.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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“I watch a TV show and imagine Babygirl as a famous actress winning an Oscar. There‘s so much I want for her that sometimes I think the seams of my skin aren‘t enough to contain every hope I have.”

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Am I Diana? Nubia? Regardless, Happy Halloween. From one Legend to another. 🗡🛡✨

CaliforniaCay You are rocking that fro and that costume! So much black girl magic! 🌟🌟💖💖 2y
Nute I like everything about this post!🤩 1y
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I had this pic sitting in the drafts for ages and just kind of wanted to post it. Lol that‘s it. I hope everyone is doing well byyeeee 😂✌🏾♥️

TrishB It‘s a great pic 😁 2y
Deblovestoread Great pic and your holding a great book! 2y
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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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“She thinks stories are about beauty. Beauty that is there to be admired by anyone, like a herd of clouds grazing overhead. She thinks people who are busy working for a living deserve beautiful little stories, because they don‘t have much time and are often tired. She has in mind a book that can be opened any page and will still make sense to the reader who doesn‘t know what came before or comes after.”

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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Acevedo did it again! Clap When You Land is a beautifully crafted story about secrets, grief, lost family, and found family. Literally. There‘s just something about the way Acevedo writes family dynamics and culture. Each relationship is nuanced and fresh and full. Love and the need for love manifests itself beautifully. Her characters make themselves comfortable in your heart and give you no choice but to FEEL and I really, truly, dig that.

Nute The BEST photo! 2y
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Addie LaRue doesn't give up, even if she has to crawl and scrabble through the muck to grasp at small victories from the shadows. After all, there is no one way to win.
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Thanks a bunches to Tor and Netgalley for my copy! It was greatly appreciated, and gave me a wonderful moment of joy and exercise when I ran laps around my house in excitement. And of course, thanks to Victoria Schwab for another gut punch of a tale! Lookout for Oct 6th. 👁👄👁

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Actually spectacular. The buildup towards the intersecting lives was so good. The loss, longing, and desperation described was incredibly poignant. Everyone goes on their own journey, some discovering themselves, others getting heartbreakingly lost. Each character shined, even the ones I wanted to take by the shoulders and give a long, hard, shake. The complexity of Bennett‘s characters had levels. LEVELS. I‘m floored. How. What!

swishandflick Great pic! Welcome to Litsy 👏🏽 2y
DeannaReadsandSleeps @swishandflick thank you!!! This is super cute and I wish I‘d heard about it before ✨♥️ 2y
Nute Excellent review! Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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