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EchoLogical

EchoLogical

Joined September 2016

Mom. Wife. Lover of all things Fantasy https://www.goodreads.com/echological/
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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit

"Having the right to show up and speak are basic to survival, to dignity, and to liberty."

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Let that be a lesson to you: If you are too good and too quiet for too long, it will cost you. It will always cost you, in the end.

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My current stack...

SW-T Nice! 😊 2w
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Excuse my language but got damn right, Chanel!

This was heartbreaking and important and so, so powerful. I'm tearing up as I try to review this. I can't do this book the justice it deserves. Please just read it and share it.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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The absolute best part of working in a library is seeing the new books. I don't care what anyone says. It's the absolute best thing. The top book is for me!

erzascarletbookgasm I want to read that too! 3w
Liatrek Very nice😊 3w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Are you kidding me?!

I totally didn't see that coming. Apparently, a lot of readers thought it was extremely predictable but psychological thrillers aren't my regular reads so spare me the theatrics. Lol. I'm kidding. Back to the book now. I enjoyed the audio. Great narration only improved the story.

lele1432 I enjoyed the audio of this too! 1mo
EchoLogical @lele1432 The voice actors were great and those accents! I could listen to them all day. 1mo
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"Later that day, Grimaldi had to stand in a ditch full of what he assumed was water to reach a row of plants with the sprayer. That night, when he went to wash his feet, his toenails fell off, just like flakes of soap."

Guys, I don't know if I can finish this one ??

LoverofLit Barf 😰 1mo
EchoLogical @LoverofLit It's awful. They've already mentioned babies born with birth defects because of all the pesticides their parents have been exposed to and I feel sick. 1mo
LoverofLit Yeah that sounds rough. I'm not sure my stomach could make it through that. I tried Stiff by Mary Roach early last year and the descriptions with decomposition and maggots just did me in. I gagged through the first 100 pages and gave up. 1mo
EchoLogical @LoverofLit I don't blame you. That sounds disgusting. 1mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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This book just came out yesterday! FFS! 😣 I'm never gonna read it at this rate 😭😭😭

@HOTPock3tt How you doin?!

charl08 Wow! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Library ebooks normally go faster than you think. At least here they do. 2mo
EchoLogical @LibrarianRyan 🤞🏾 because I'm dying to know how it all ends! (edited) 2mo
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LibrarianRyan @EchoLogical I need to pick up book one again. I was enjoying it, just not in the frame of mind to finish it at the time. It's in my seasonal pile for this month or next. 2mo
ashsbookmarks My library is only at 9 weeks. Thanks for reminding me to place my hold 😉 and I‘m sorry it‘s going to take so long for you 😭 #readerproblems 2mo
HOTPock3tt @EchoLogical Girl! I KNOW! The struggle!!! 😖 No one has it available except Scribd. So I started listening to it on audiobook this morning out of sheer desperation at the lack of access to it!! 🤕 just a fair warning though... it is REALLY badly done on audiobook 😫 the voice acting is terrible and it‘s kind of messing up my memory of the series... I‘m tempted to just wait for the actual book... but I need to know what happens! 😣 #ReaderProblems 2mo
HOTPock3tt @EchoLogical Just know that the Scribd app IS an option. They give a one month free trial. So you could listen to this particular book and then cancel it before the trial ends 🤔 I‘ve had Scribd for about 1 year and I like the service (despite the fact that the voice acting in this book isn‘t stellar.. I like Scribd overall) but it depends if you like audiobooks in general or not... (edited) 2mo
Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt I‘m so behind! I do have the Bookish box special edition box coming within the next week with my copy which I‘m excited about but I‘ve decided to do a reread but I couldnt get through the 3rd book so I‘m hoping to binge the entire thing this month! (edited) 2mo
Jess_Franzino If you have Amazon Prime you can get it at a discount. I got mine for $13.39 as opposed to $18.99. It‘s also available on Kindle for $10.99. 2mo
EchoLogical @ashsbookmarks I'm glad there's not a super long wait at your library. I'm hoping my local cooperative orders the e-book soon! 2mo
EchoLogical @HOTPock3tt I'm just gonna wait it out because I don't own any of the other books in the series. It sounds like Scribd isn't really the way to go because I'm only gonna get mad at listening to a terrible audiobook. LoL 2mo
EchoLogical @Schnoebs The 3rd book wasn't that good. I'm hoping this one makes up for it. 2mo
EchoLogical @Jess_Franzino I would buy it if I owned any of the other books in the series but I don't and I'm too broke to the buy them. 😅 2mo
Jess_Franzino @EchoLogical Maybe check out BookOutlet, they go SUPER low on the prices, or Books-A-Million. Not sure if they‘d have it marked down to $5 or $6 since it‘s a new release, but worth checking! If not, are there other libraries in your area? Also, give it a week or so and you can likely find used copies for waaaay less. 2mo
EchoLogical @Jess_Franzino Good idea! Checking now! 2mo
Jess_Franzino @EchoLogical I‘ll keep my eyes peeled for any lower prices and will let you know what I find. Even if you have to wait a week or two, it‘s MUCH better than waiting six months. Yikes! There are always markdowns on Kindle, too. Even if you don‘t own a Kindle, you can still download the app onto your phone ♥️ 2mo
allthingskayla That is a long wait. 😳 For an audiobook format if you don‘t have audible, then you could always get it with a free month trial. And I totally forgot this book comes out soon. I haven‘t read the last book that came out still... 2mo
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I absolutely must read this!

Has anyone else heard of the case of Anna Delvey, the fake German heiress/socialite. I heard about her on NPR awhile ago and prayed that someone would write a book about her story and they did! Please don't judge me, I'm obsessed with con artists and swindlers of all kind. 🤷🏾‍♀️😅

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/My-Friend-Anna/Rachel-DeLoache-Williams/9...

Megabooks I just finished the audiobook last night. Rachel has a curious combination of naïveté and maturity. The story is interesting, but I wouldn‘t recommend going audio because the narrator‘s voice is annoying. 3mo
EchoLogical @Megabooks I will definitely skip the audio! Thanks for the heads up 👍 3mo
Caroline2 This story sounds fascinating! And I can‘t wait for the Netflix series. 😀 3mo
EchoLogical @Caroline2 Same! It's gonna be so good! 3mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Y‘all, I just saw this on Leigh Bardugo‘s IG and I‘m dead!!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Shley9225 I wish I lived near San Diego so I could get one... 3mo
EchoLogical @Shley9225 Me too! 😭 3mo
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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So I'm cleaning up on my saved posts on Facebook and I stumbled across an old article from Bookbub:

12 Books to Read if You're Obsessed with Anastasia

https://www.bookbub.com/blog/books-about-anastasia-and-the-russian-revolution

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rubyslippersreads I‘ve read a few of these, but added more to my TBR list. 😊 4mo
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First book of the month!

RamsFan1963 I've read it, it's a really good book 4mo
EchoLogical @RamsFan1963 I'm a little nervous to read it. I think it'll make me want to throw all my food out. 😅 4mo
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Mehso-so

This was such a weird, disjointed book to me. I‘m giving it a so-so because I liked all the pieces, I just don‘t think they fit together the best way. Hopefully, that makes sense because I don‘t know how else to explain it.

2.5 Stars

The collage includes the rest of the books I read this month for my June book tic tac toe. My favorite reads were Truly Devious and With the FIre on High.

MusicallyMorgan Did you enjoy The Vanishing Stair as much as Truly Devious? I guess I read them too far apart, because I couldn‘t get into it! 4mo
EchoLogical @MusicallyMorgan I thought it was okay but not nearly as good as Truly Devious and I'm not sure why I feel that way. 4mo
EchoLogical @MusicallyMorgan I read them back to back and I still didn't love it. 4mo
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So I'm an reading group on Facebook called The Book Democracy and they create Bingo and Tic Tac Toe cards each month for members who want them. Last month, I had a great card that pulled me out a reading slump. This month, I'm stuck with this. The yellow indicates completed and the red is what I'm currently looking for. Any suggestions?

I'm like 2s away from scrapping this thing!

Laughterhp I‘m not sure what type of books you‘re into but this book was really good. 4mo
Laughterhp Or you could read something by Agatha Christie. Or 4mo
EchoLogical @Laughterhp This seems like a good read. I‘ll definitely check it out. Thanks! 4mo
Bookzombie @EchoLogical The Spellmans series is fun on audio. They can even be sped up a bit. 4mo
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The last paragraph really stuck with me because my husband argues this point when we talk about parenting. His favorite example is Lauryn Hill. I argue that it's her choice to make because despite what people like to say, I don't think you can have it all, all the time as a mother. Sorry, not sorry 🤷🏽‍♀️

Nute Stacked immediately!!! That hit home for me as well! 4mo
SW-T I saw an interview between Ashley Judd & Madeleine Albright on Iconoclasts. Ashley said she made choices based on what was most important to her, because you couldn‘t do everything well. Something suffered if you tried to do it all and so many women struggled because society kept telling them they could do it all. Was refreshing to hear. 4mo
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kspenmoll Yup. 5mo
megnews Too true 5mo
EchoLogical @kspenmoll @megnews I'm 10 mo postpartum with my 2nd and I'm still trying to figure it out. 😔 5mo
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Bookgirl @EchoLogical I, too, struggled after my 2nd. It took going back to work part time to feel like myself again, although I loved being a SAHM to my first for over 3 years. Be patient and kind to yourself! 5mo
SW-T You‘ll get there. Remember to ask for help if you need it. Practice self-care, be patient, and remember there‘s no roadmap you have to follow. 💕 5mo
megnews Give yourself permission to not be perfect. Accept help when offered. Know you‘re not alone. That quote resonates with more women than probably care to admit it. (edited) 5mo
EchoLogical @Bookgirl I was trying to stay home with my little guy for the first year but I officially started job hunting yesterday but I feel terrible about it. 4mo
EchoLogical @SW-T @megnews Thank you both for the kind words. 4mo
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Still reading the intro and it's already hitting close to home...

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Now Panic and Freak Out | Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
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Again, I‘ve been slacking on my Litsy posts so I‘ll just take a minute to share what I‘ve been reading this year. Everything above the green line was read this month. The tagged book is a small read filled with quotes that make the case for not keeping calm. Good stuff.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! And sounds like a great book! 5mo
EchoLogical @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! It was nice break from all the novels I‘d been reading. It features a lot of funny, yet biting quotes on a bunch of different topics, life in general, the health of the planet, aging... Really anything that gives a cause for concern. If you like I can send you my copy. (edited) 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you so much for the offer, it looks like Hoopla has it and I can borrow it for free....so I‘ll decline and save you the shipping costs. Thanks for the offer and recommendation though, it sounds like exactly what I need right now, with a growingly infuriating and surreal world. 5mo
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EchoLogical @Riveted_Reader_Melissa No problem. Let me know what you think. 5mo
TheNerdyProfessor You crushed it this month. Wow! 5mo
SW-T Looks like you‘ve had some interesting reads this year and over the past month. Awesome! Hoping you enjoyed them 😊Happy reading in June! Amazing how fast time flies by! 5mo
EchoLogical @TheNerdyProfessor I'm a SAHM so I have a lot of time on my hands. 😅 5mo
EchoLogical @SW-T Thanks and happy reading to you too. 📚 5mo
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Finally boarded the bandwagon and read this. Such a compelling story with such a complex MC. Evelyn wasn't very "likable" but her drive and self awareness were admirable. I predicted the connection between Monique and Evelyn pretty early on and I'm not sure if it was due to foreshadowing or plain old predictability.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

HOTPock3tt I adored this book! ♥️I guess I found Evelyn‘s drive in Hollywood to be realistic (or what I imagine is realistic in what it would take to become a star🤔) even if I didn‘t find her that likeable either 🤣 I loved the relationships in this book and the interactions between all the characters. (edited) 5mo
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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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I hit a serious slump a few weeks ago and haven't read any books since. Trying to get back into it with this one. Anyone read it?

Samplergal No I haven‘t, but your baby is loving it! ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Cathythoughts Cosy 💕💕💕 6mo
Tamra Cutie 6mo
Liatrek Awe baby is so cute ❤️ 6mo
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The End | David LaRochelle
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This is garbage! I've discovered some great books through this program and I'm incredibly disappointed that they're cancelling it. Any other Littens on #FirstToRead ?

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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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I‘ve been terrible about updating my reading here on Litsy 🤦🏾‍♀️
So here‘s what I‘m currently reading as April 9, 2019 because my holds finally came in when I decided to download an ARC

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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Guys, I just started reading this which is a big deal because it's one of the first books I stacked here on Litsy. With that being said, what the heck do y'all have me reading?! I'm so confused by the storytelling. First, she's been interrogated at the airport, then she's at work avoiding Skype calls, then she's walking through the woods. How much time has passed? Why do we need to know this stuff. Please tell me it gets better!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no!!!! 😱😱 7mo
eraderneely This book really changes and grows as you get new perspectives in each section. The first section is definitely the slowest, but I really loved some of the language she used to describe living abroad. 7mo
eraderneely “She thought how much more pleasant life was when you lived among foreigners whose subtext you couldn‘t hear.” That really resonated with me. 7mo
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EchoLogical @eraderneely That helps a lot. I'll definitely give it another shot. 7mo
irre I loved this one!! 7mo
EchoLogical @irre I just got to Parvaiz's part. I can't stop reading! 7mo
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L slept like a log from about 6 weeks to 4 months old and has been alternating between good nights and bad ones ever since. So I started this one. It describes the sleep cycles of babies and how to find the most realistic and suitable arrangements for you and your little ones. So far so good...

MallenNC Good luck! 7mo
LibrarianJen I never had trouble with the kids sleeping as babies, but now my 2.5 year old daughter gets nightmares and sleepwalks. 7mo
EchoLogical @LibrarianJen Oh man. Poor baby. Any recommendations from her pediatrician? 7mo
LibrarianJen He said it‘s actually normal for her age and she should grow out of it. Her dad used to sleepwalk when he was little too. 7mo
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Two Dark Reigns | Kendare Blake
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I thought it was just okay. As the third book in the quartet, I expected things to really come to a head in this one but it really didn't live up to my expectations. There wasn't much action and following Jules and Emilia took away from the queens. Still, the ending kept me hooked. I'll definitely be reading Five Dark Fates as soon as I can get my hands on a copy.

⭐⭐⭐

sammisho I feel like third books in Quartets always drag a bit. 7mo
HOTPock3tt I felt the same way about this one @EchoLogical 6mo
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And now for the goodies! Everything is perfect @riversong153! Thank you so much! I don't know which one I want to crack open first. I screamed at Black Card Revoked because I can't wait to play this with my husband knowing that if anyone's card is revoked, it'll be mine. 🤣🤣🤣

#BlitsyHistoryMonth #Blitsy #BHM #BHMSwap
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EchoLogical @Chelleo Thank you so much for putting this together! You are amazing! 😗 8mo
NamasteReading this is super neat!!! 😍😍😍 8mo
Chelleo Love it!! I‘ve been wanting that game!!! Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 8mo
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EchoLogical @NamasteReading Thanks. 🙂 @Chelleo hosted the first ever #BlitsyHistoryMonthSwap and @riversong153 knocked it out of the park with every single item she sent. 8mo
gibblr Those earrings!!!! 😱😍 8mo
Liatrek I‘m reading Kingdom of the Gods now 😊 it‘s a great series! 8mo
riversong153 You‘re sooo welcome! I‘m so happy you like it. The earrings were my favorite! 8mo
EchoLogical @gibblr Aren't they gorgeous?! 🤩 8mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek I'm so hyped. I love NK Jemisin but I'll probably let my husband read it first because he's also a big fan of her work. 8mo
EchoLogical @riversong153 I really do. Thanks again for everything. 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great haul! 📚💖 8mo
NamasteReading @EchoLogical I def want to join in on the first next time 😁 8mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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Can we all just take a minute to enjoy this beautiful wrapping paper? 😍 Disregard my horrible photography skills, though.
 @riversong153 @Chelleo
#blitsyhistorymonth #BHMSwap

Chelleo Agreed @riversong153 did a great job 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 8mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo Seriously! I love it all. 8mo
riversong153 Thanks! I‘m so glad you liked it! 8mo
hermyknee This is so pretty 😍 8mo
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The Listeners | Christopher Pike
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Any other podcast listeners here? What are you guys listening to these days (both bookish and not)? I just discovered The Argument from NYT and Therapy For Black Girls. Therapy For Black Girls is pretty self-explanatory but The Argument is basically a podcast in which a couple of Times‘ columnists debate opposite sides of hot topic political debates, very civilly, so good to hear these days.

LiterRohde Sorry for the long list. I can explain any, if you want.

📍 The Allusionist

📍 Dan Carlin‘s Hardcore History

📍 Dan Carlin‘s Hardcore History: Addendum

📍 The History of English Podcast

📍 Lexicon Valley

📍 A Million Little Gods

📍 The Other Stories

📍 A Way with Words

📍 Welcome to Night Vale
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EchoLogical @Kayla.Adriena @tournevis You guys can participate too! I tag new folks every week but it's open to all. #socialsunday 8mo
EchoLogical @LiterRohde A friend of mine has been trying to get me to listen to Welcome to Night Vale for the longest but can't really tell me why. LoL 8mo
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megansaurusrex I haven't tried any! Are the ones pinned at the bottom suggested podcasts? 8mo
megansaurusrex Oh nvm, just saw it was a comment, it looked like part of the post at first. 8mo
LiterRohde @EchoLogical It‘s weird fiction at its best. It is totally bizarre. It makes little sense and a lot of sense at the same time. It is so funny. And the narrator has the best voice. It‘s hard to explain. You need to experience it. 8mo
tournevis A bunch of tech stuff, a couple of Radio-Canada shows, Do by Friday (so not sfw), FemFREQ (also nsfw), The Dice Tower, Writing Excuses, and my fav of all Métis In Space. 8mo
LiterRohde @EchoLogical Sorry. I just noticed this was supposed to be one of those daily games. Would you like me to repost instead of comment? 8mo
Tamra Oh, I‘ll definitely check those out! I love podcasts, both bookish and nonbookish. I recently discovered Black Market Reads and Code Switch. I don‘t know what took so long! 8mo
mreads Bookish; reading glasses, reading envy, reading the end, for real, the librarian is in, and reading women. Also non bookish; think again, on being and who shot ya. 8mo
EchoLogical @LiterRohde Not necessary. I'll definitely check out your recommendations. A Million Little God's sounds interesting. 8mo
EchoLogical @tournevis I'm definitely not tech-savvy at all but I'll look into some of those you mentioned while my daughter's at school. 😉 8mo
EchoLogical @Tamra My husband and I listen to Code Switch together! Black Market Reads sounds like a good one. 8mo
EchoLogical @mreads Are you doing the reading women reading challenge this year? 8mo
tournevis @EchoLogical Those mentioned by title are not tech ones. If you want titles, let me know. 8mo
EchoLogical @tournevis Oh okay! 😆 8mo
ScarletQuill I'm bringing my way through And That's Why We Drink, a true crime and paranormal pod hosted by two women. It's hilarious and entertaining. 8mo
mreads @EchoLogical yes, I read pretty broadly but it's fun 8mo
EchoLogical @mreads I am, too! I'm about to start another one for the challenge, "a book about a woman in science" 8mo
mreads @EchoLogical I keep hearing good things about that one. I'm just about to do my review of an amazing multigenerational family saga 8mo
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Freaky Friday | Mary Rodgers
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1. I wish...but my daughter's allergic to 🐕
2. No plans whatsoever
3. Bullet journaling
4. California, Texas, and Seattle
5. What's your favorite dessert?

#FriYAYintro @howjessreads

cobwebmoth I love fudgey brownies, or cookie bars.😊 8mo
EchoLogical @cobwebmoth Brownies, yum! 😋 8mo
Areader2 Cheesecake 😋 8mo
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EchoLogical @Areader2 Any particular kind? 8mo
madamereadsalot1 Donuts! 8mo
LeslieO Hmmmm, there are so many but I guess I‘ll go with creme brûlée 8mo
monalyisha Tiramisu! 8mo
Areader2 @EchoLogical ha no,I love going to The Cheesecake Factory they have so many different kinds,very rich but if I am going to splurge thats where I go 😂 8mo
CouronneDhiver Cherry pie 🥧 8mo
Foragingfantasy This is soooo difficult. I think either Texas Sheet Cake or Buttermilk pie. Don‘t make me choose. 8mo
JacqMac Vanilla cake with thick chocolate icing. 8mo
JaclynW Something with Oreos in it. Chocolate chip cookies or double chocolate chip cookies. Cheesecake. Brownies. Something minty. Cake. 8mo
Simona Everything with Nutella 😋🤤 8mo
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Fantasy Lover | Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Like for real, I should probably sit this one out but I don't know if I can. 🤷🏾‍♀️
Head to @Avanders feed to sign up!

#SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS

hermyknee Swap! Swap! Swap! 8mo
Avanders 🧬🌡🌌🌪🌈👠💃🏽💃🏽 8mo
monalyisha I‘m in the same boat! Perfect swap, imperfect timing. 8mo
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EchoLogical I can't take the peer pressure! 🤣 @hermyknee @Avanders 8mo
EchoLogical @monalyisha I think I'm gonna sign up and seriously start a swap ban for the rest of the year. 😂 8mo
monalyisha @Echological I decided to try to keep resisting! 😭 8mo
EchoLogical @monalyisha Good for you! I'm also resisting at the moment 😣 8mo
Avanders @EchoLogical @monalyisha lol it‘s hard when you *keep* seeing it... 🤭🤭😜 8mo
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Sweet Surprises | Shirlee McCoy
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@Yeah_I_Read I seriously dropped the ball on your package but it should arrive today via UPS so please don't open it until Thursday. The dern UPS store wouldn't give me the box to pack my own stuff and then had the nerve to charge me a service fee for the employee packing. 😂 Needless to say that I will never use them again.

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Wednesday's Child | Peter Robinson
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1. Library because I'm unemployed
2. My son just cut his first tooth!
3. Radium Girl and Kindred
4. The Mortal Instruments series is so overrated
5. @rheareads
@eggs #wondrouswednesday

EchoLogical Thanks for the tag @megzlynn 😚 8mo
Eggs Thanks for playing 😍 8mo
megansaurusrex I didn't like the original mortal instruments as much either, but the spinoffs like her infernal devices series was pretty good. 8mo
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Barbie Dreamhouse Party | Barbie™, Jill Rosenblum
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When your kid asks you to play Barbies but you'd rather be reading. 😅

Nute lol! Is that Barbie holding a book? It‘s been a minute. Go girl! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂Barbie story time! 8mo
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EchoLogical @Nute She is! We were playing hair salon so she was reading a magazine while she waited for her turn. LoL 8mo
Liatrek How cute! Love it❤️ 8mo
megzlynn Too cute! Five year old me would have adored that! ❤️ 8mo
sprainedbrain How cute! I miss those days with my (now teenage) girls! ❤️ 8mo
Just_reading Hehe, love this! 8mo
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Thanks to Litsy‘s new and improved algorithm for suggested accounts to follow, I‘ve got a ton of new friends on here. New friends, this one‘s for you! Tell us a little about yourselves. I‘ll start: I‘m in Florida, my fave genre is fantasy (hands down), my fave author is Octavia Butler, and my favorite book recs are Kindred and Radium Girls.
Your turn!

#socialsunday

RavenclawPrincess913 USA, Fantasy/Paranormal/YA/Dystopian, Lauren Kate, Fallen by Lauren Kate is my favorite 8mo
zsuzsanna_reads I hope I can play too! 8mo
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EchoLogical @RavenclawPrincess913 Those are also my favorite genres but I found Fallen to be confusing. Maybe I'll try it again soon. 8mo
LadyCait84 Octavia Butler is FABULOUS! 8mo
RyeAnnUh 😁😁😁 I love litsy! I have made so many new friends! I live in the USA/ Love basically any YA with a map, favorite author is super hard! Probably Marissa Meyer or ...Richelle Mead, book rec... The Chemical Garden Trilogy. 8mo
EchoLogical @LadyCait84 I didn‘t discover her work until after her death and I‘m torn up about it every time I read one of her novels. 8mo
EchoLogical @RyeAnnUh Litsy really is the best! I love Marissa Meyer, especially 8mo
swliblady Love Radium Girls! 8mo
EchoLogical @swliblady I get chills every time I talk about it. 8mo
megzlynn I‘m from Alabama. My favorite author is Harper Lee. My favorite genre is probably mystery. My favorite recommendation is probably The Miss Peregrine‘s Home for Peculiar Children series. 8mo
CuriousG Octavia!!! One of my all time fav authors. Actually reading Wild Seed right now ❤ 8mo
FlowerFairy Hi! I‘m in Florida as well! 😁 8mo
EchoLogical @megzlynn Oh cool! I haven't read that series yet, even though I worked in the kids dept of a public library for 4 years. I'm such a slacker. 😆 8mo
EchoLogical @CuriousG How is it so far? 8mo
EchoLogical @FlowerFairy I'm down in the Keys and I hate it so much! What about you? 8mo
megzlynn @EchoLogical I suggest it. It is really good! 8mo
FlowerFairy I‘ve never been to the Keys. I‘m about a half hour south of the FL/GA line and approximately 1 hour north of Gainesville where I work. Hate the area where I live. Love working in Gainesville. 8mo
CuriousG @EchoLogical I've made it in 60 pages and am really enjoying it. That's saying quite a bit given that I've been in a huge reading slump and struggling to stick with anything. It's in what seems to be the same slow build up as you see in the Xenogenisis/Lilith's Brood series. Still really getting a feeling for the main characters and context of it all. Hoping it continues to hold my attention! 8mo
EchoLogical @FlowerFairy Florida really is a mixed bag, isn't it? Some parts are paradise and others feel more like hell. 😆 8mo
EchoLogical @CuriousG It sounds amazing. I'll definitely be checking that out. 8mo
businessmermaid Hi! Thanks for tagging me! ☺️ I‘m in Queens, NY, my favorite author is probably either Naomi Novik or Catherynne Valente, and my favorite recommendations are The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and The Shining Girls. Great idea for getting to know each other! 8mo
Bklover I‘m not a new Litten, but played along anyway. I just bought Kindred today. Really looking forward to it. 8mo
olivia.ferz Thanks for tagging me. I'm from India. Fav genre-historical fiction. Fav author- Markus Zuasak, Book recs - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult. 8mo
EchoLogical @businessmermaid I've been meaning to read something from Naomi Novik but haven't gotten around to it yet. 8mo
EchoLogical @olivia.ferz I love My Sister's Keeper but didn't care for the film. Have you seen it? 8mo
lele1432 @EchoLogical Hi! I'm late to the party as I was traveling yesterday, but thank you for the tag! I'm in Texas. I enjoy literary fiction but that encompasses so much...I'd say I'm partial to family sagas/historical fiction highlighting different cultures. I have different fav authors for different genres. Langston Hughes is one! A couple of fav book recs would be Cane River and (edited) 8mo
olivia.ferz @EchoLogical I have! I went in with so many expectations but it was just a huge disappointment for me. 8mo
EchoLogical @lele1432 Are you a Cowboys fan?! If so, we can't be friends. LoL. Totally kidding but I do root for Washington. 😋 8mo
EchoLogical @olivia.ferz Right?! It was such a let down...the casting, all the stuff they left out. Just all of it. 8mo
lele1432 @EchoLogical Ha! I'm not particularly but my husband definitely is lol. 😂 8mo
hannah-leeloo I'm from Leicester in the UK, my favourite genre has to be fantasy, YA, Sci fi and thriller. Favourite author..... Erm Terry pratchett, marissa Meyer and J K Rowling to name a few lol. Don't listen to audio books 🙃 x 8mo
ladyonequestion I'm Hannah, from Wales. Favourite genres are literary fiction and historical fiction, but I read from lots of different genres and have a crazy amount of books on the go at once! 8mo
LeshaMac @EchoLogical I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio. My fav genre I'd urban fiction for the moment, but love lots of others. My fav author is desiree Granger. My fav rec is the weight of zero 8mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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A great book touching on what it means to live the American dream and the sacrifices it requires.

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cathysaid I really enjoyed this book as well. 8mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Loved this enchanting tale of a small river town and how it's turned upside when an injured man washes ashore the Thames River with the body of a small girl in his grasp.

Initially, the story was hard to follow with so many characters but as it progressed, their connections were made clear and it became easier to keep track.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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1. The Matrix
2. Practical Magic
3. I CAN'T THINK OF ONE 😂😂😂
4. Keanu Reeves
5. Kindred!!!!! Like seriously, what is taking so long?! That story is perfect for the big screen!
 @SailorMoon #frideas

Liatrek I‘ve been in love with Keanu since Bill and Ted 😊 And omg yes why hasn‘t Kindred been made into a movie! I honestly would love to see any of her books adapted especially Parable of the Sower. 9mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek I wonder if we could start a petition and get Lupita to star as Dana! 9mo
Liatrek @EchoLogical Omg that would be perfect casting! 9mo
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ProfReader 1. Love Jones 2. Schindler‘s List 3. Their Eyes Were Watching God (many details omitted) 4. Favorite actor/ actress: Larenz Tate/Martin Lawrence - Vivica A. Fox/Sanaa Lathan 5. Naughtier than Nice - Eric Jerome Dickey (edited) 9mo
EchoLogical @ProfReader Great list! 9mo
ProfReader Thanks!!!😃 9mo
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Not really book related at all but does anyone play Words With Friends? I use it (and reading, of course) to battle mom brain. 😆 Not sure if it's helping. Either way, feel free to send me a game request.

riversong153 I used to lol, but I would always forget to make a move during my turn! 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I used to play, but it‘s been a long time! 9mo
EchoLogical @riversong153 @4thhouseontheleft I played awhile ago and deleted from my phone when I needed memory but reinstalled it when my husband deployed because we usually play it together when he's away. 9mo
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riversong153 @EchoLogical that‘s wonderful! 9mo
AlaMich I‘ll play with you! 😊 I‘m Alamich in WWF too, and I just invited you to play. (edited) 8mo
EchoLogical @AlaMich Yay!!!! 8mo
AlaMich @EchoLogical I get the feeling I may not be much of a challenge for you, though. 8mo
EchoLogical @AlaMich I‘m sure you will. I occasionally get lucky with a good set of letters but usually I lose at the end. LoL 8mo
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The Coldest Winter Ever | Sister Souljah
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Slowly checking off items from my #blackandbookedchallenge. This one was difficult to read because I'm not a fan of contemporary urban fiction at all but I'll attempt to separate the book from the genre...

An unlikable MC and generally little action did nothing to win me over BUT I couldn't stop reading, if only to see Winter get what was coming to her. Make of that what you will.

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lele1432 I felt the same way! I didn't end up finishing the book when I tried reading it last year because it was due back to the library. I have a hold on it right just so I can see what happens lol. I hated the MC and didn't really enjoy the half I did read. Not my cup of tea at all. 9mo
EchoLogical @lele1432 She was the worst! 9mo
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BlackandBookish The #Goodlitsy review is a great idea! 9mo
EchoLogical @BlackandBookish Thanks! I got lazier than ever and this was the result. 😅 9mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I get it. I get the hype.

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#goodlitsy #blackandbookedchallenge

Liatrek Great review! I am planning to read this in February 😊 9mo
Liatrek I finally started reading this today 😊 omg I love it and hate I waited so long 🤦🏾‍♀️ 9mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek It just comes as off so genuine. I'm so glad she wrote it. 9mo
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"IT'S HERE" | June M. Lawrence
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While I'm over here lollygagging, someone is clearly on top of their game because I just got this yesterday! Thanks friend, whoever you are. I can't wait to open it.

#blitsyhistorymonth #blitsyhistory #bhmswap #bookmail

Liatrek I love the word lollygagging 🙃 9mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek It just fit so well. LoL 9mo
Chelleo #boom 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 9mo
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Simple Choices | Kimberly Collins
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As usual, I‘m freaking out and over thinking things...This time it‘s gifts for the #blitsyhistorymonth swap. I‘m posting this (with permission from @Chelleo ) in hopes that my match will see this and basically tell me what to buy for her. 😆 Feel free to signal boost and share!

#bhmswap #blitsyswap

Chelleo Your match might need help too! ☺️ thanks for posting this! 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo She doesn't. I just got my box today. That was gonna be my next post. 😂 9mo
Chelleo #bossmoves 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 9mo
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Liatrek Lol!! I‘ve had fun stalking mines but feel your stress😱 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo Right?! LoL. I'm not sending mine out until the end of the month because the wait is awful. Nothing worse than looking at a package you can't open for 6 weeks. 🤣 9mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek My match doesn't post very often so I'm not getting a whole lot to go on. LoL 9mo
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I thought about using a less abrasive quote but decided this was most fitting for such a moving book. I didn't like it because it really wasn't "enjoyable" material but it stuck with me.

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#blackandbookedchallenge

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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. Dr. Mae Jemison, Michelle Obama, and Malcolm X
2. Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, Maya Angelou, and Jason Reynolds
3. 🤔 Current events
4. YA, sci-fi and fantasy, memoirs
5. Politics, social science, and clean eating

#blitsyhistorymonth #blitsyswap #bhmswap
@Chelleo

Chelleo #blitshyhistorymonth 😂🤣😂 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo I'm blaming it on Langston 🤣🤣🤣🤣 9mo
greeniezona Mae Jemison! So disappointed I didn‘t think of her for mine! 9mo
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EchoLogical @greeniezona I tell my daughter about her all the time. 9mo
greeniezona I got to see her speak at MSU and got books signed for both of my kids 9mo
greeniezona She was amazing. 9mo
EchoLogical @greeniezona Jealous! That's awesome. Which books were they? 9mo
greeniezona From her series of science books for kids, Journey through the Solar System, and Discovering New Planets. 9mo
Liatrek Octavia Butler is so amazing! I will be reading Lillith Brood this year. 9mo
Chelleo @EchoLogical did you read the picture book about Mae Jemison? I‘ll find the name. 9mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek I think you'll love it 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo I haven't yet 9mo
CuriousG YES - to Octavia Butler!! Read 6 of her novels so far and every one amazing, and just got the Wild Seed series for Christmas 🙌 9mo
EchoLogical @CuriousG She was amazing. I seriously want to cry every time I think about the fact that she's no longer around to share her stories with the world. 9mo
CuriousG @EchoLogical OMG - that is exactly how I feel about her and the loss of her brilliance and heart! 💙 I bought the book 'Conversations with Octavia Butler' and I love it so much. If you don't have it, you need it. It's a compilation of interviews wuth her/editorials about her. The closest to hearing her speak that can happen now 9mo
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This actually wasn‘t that hard... Chocolate and books were picked with no hesitation but the third pick came down to Netflix and jeans. I picked jeans because they keep my postpartum pooch in check. Netflix can‘t do that yet. 😂
#pick3

AlaMich Maybe, but Netflix can distract you from the fact that you have a pooch! 😆 9mo
EchoLogical @AlaMich True. 😂 9mo
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GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 9mo
Smangela Omg your jeans explanation kills me 😂😂 I wanted to stay in my maternity jeans for life. 9mo
Chelleo 🤣 9mo
EchoLogical @Smangela I didn‘t buy any for this exact reason... I‘d never stop wearing them. I live in Florida so I was able to get away with maxi skirts for most of my pregnancy. 😂 9mo
Smangela Oh yea, not quite as easy in Ohio lol but maxi skirts were also awesome during pregnancy haha 9mo
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An account I follow on IG posted this and I've adapted it as a reading challenge for this year because clearly I'm slacking on important black reads. 😔 The items crossed out are things I have read. Everything else, I haven't. So if my #blitsyhistorymonth match is reading this... Hint hint!

#blackandbookedchallenge

IamIamIam Hidden Figures was spectacular!!! Those women were true heroes! 9mo
Tamra Great list! 9mo
LoverofLit Thank you for posting this! One of my goals for this year is to read more books by POC. 9mo
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ProfReader You have some great titles on your list. I read some of theses novels in college. 9mo
EchoLogical @IamIamIam I look forward to reading about them. 9mo
EchoLogical @Tamra I mostly agree but there are few here that I‘d never given a second look if not for this list, like Push and The Color Purple because I‘d imagine they‘re pretty difficult reads but I‘m trying to step a little outside of my comfort zone. 9mo
EchoLogical @LoverofLit Oh cool! Let me know if you read any of them. 🙂 9mo
Chelleo Great idea to post for your match! Try The Color Purple...it was a great read and relatively short. 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo Good to know! Don‘t revoke my black card for this but I‘ve never even seen the movie all the way through. 😬 9mo
Chelleo @EchoLogical Hold up! What?! Girl! 🤦🏾‍♀️ 9mo
EchoLogical @Chelleo The whole "struggly black people" narrative makes me angry and to top it off, I'm not much of a movie buff. There are tons of classics I haven't watched. ??‍♀️ 9mo
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The tagged book is my last of the year so I figured I'd post a final shot of my 2018 goal. This book was a great way to end the year: lots of love with some fantastic action in the mix. Good conclusion to a great duology.

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Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Bravo! Happy New Year! 10mo
Liatrek Awesome Year!!! 10mo
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Finished this a few days ago but just getting around to reviewing it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Liatrek I will be using one of my gift cards to get this one ASAP😊 10mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek You won't regret it! 10mo
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Finally! I've been on hold for this for two months and it's finally here!
#nowplaying #audiobooks #fantasy

Liatrek This sounds so interesting! Adding to my TBR pile 😊 10mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek It's so good! There's action and romance and it's all beautifully written. 10mo
Liatrek @EchoLogical I‘m thinking I‘ll buy this before I go on my book buying diet in 2019 😊 10mo
EchoLogical @Liatrek Make sure you read the first book 10mo
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