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Joined June 2017

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy | Kathryn Ormsbee
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First book I‘ve ever read with a self-describing asexual main character. Yet it‘s not preachy or too heavy, although it‘s filled with plenty of emotion and truth. About love, people, creativity, friendship, basically everything. I don‘t really like contemporary, but I loved this book. Great characters, awesome writing. Brava. #review #bookreview #contemporary

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Roar | Cora Carmack
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This book was so unique! A truly inspired mythology and magical system. Strong start to a series. #roar #coracarmack #review #bookreview

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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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I loved this book, but it felt very much like a setup for a series, not a complete story. It has its own unique mythology, and the nineteenth century setting is rich in detail. Near the end I wanted more answers, but was left with so many questions. I need the next book! #houseoffuries #review #bookreview

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Finally got my first bookish candle and my first ARC. Game of Tomes the candle smells like Cappuccino & Caramel Custard. It's made by Novel Heartbeat Creations. Note: Do wait a week after delivery for optimal scent throw; it really helped with mine!

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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I wish so badly Funko would do bookish Pops and not just movies and TV. They would make a killing from fangirls alone.

#sarahjmaas #throneofglass #empireofstorms #aelin #funko

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Literary Apothecary unboxing for the July debut box themed Potions Master. All of the bath and beauty products are themed to specific potions from Harry Potter, ranging from Veritaserum lip balm to Amortentia body mist to Draught of Living Death poop spray. All of it smells so fresh and natural and AMAZING. 10/10 recommend this sub box.

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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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Just bought the June SpearCraft Book Box. The theme was Mansions and Manors, with horror and Disney's Haunted Mansion items. The linen spray, lip balm, and soaps smell soooo good. Great quality items, awesomely curated box. You can still get this box on their site, or subscribe for July's box themed Victorian Classics. #subbox #bookbox #subscription

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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So much to love about this book, especially its discussions on creating fiction. It does deal with depression, suicide, anxiety & panic disorders, so be aware of that going in. Eliza is a very teenaged character, sometimes annoyingly so. There is a lot of growth and discovery in this novel, which makes up for its reliance on secrets as plot devices.

#review #bookreview #recommendation

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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There is a small monster in my brain that controls my doubt.... It's always watching, and when I am completely sure if myself, it unchained the doubt and lets it run wild. Even when I know it's coming, I can't stop it.

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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This is what I was put on Earth to create, for me and for my fans. This story. This is mine, and it is my duty to bring it into the world.

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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Got #ElizaAndHerMonsters by #FrancescaZappia and #Afterworlds by #ScottWesterfeld a few days ago. Eliza is a mental health present and Afterworlds is a bargain buy. Both about creating great fictional worlds. Eeeep! #books #bookworm #writing

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I love Hades and Persephone retellings period. This book is so good at reworking the tale for modern audiences.
"He thinks he'll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out."
#acomaf #acourtofmistandfury #sarahjmaas #quote

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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And if we're both looking up at the same sky, how far apart can we REALLY be? What were the odds of us being put on the same slab of rock in this huge universe?
#geekerella #ashleyposton #quote #bookworm

brittanythebookdragon I love that quote! And really I just loved this book! 2y
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Welcome Aboard | Victoria Farnsworth
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I'm Lauren, known as GameOfTomes.

1. Pennsylvania, USA. 🇺🇸
2. I love bookish culture and the bookish community. I'm in for any app that celebrates that.
3. The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie period, but it's a terrible adaptation. I recommend the Harry Potter films, Lincoln, and any Beauty and the Beast adaptation.
4. Nope.
#welcomelitten #newbie #bookworm

ozysbooknook Hiiii. It's nice to meet you. I'm new to Litsy too 🌷 2y
saguarosally Lincoln? Not familiar with it. 2y
GameOfTomes @saguarosally An adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Abraham Lincoln but focuses on Lincolns last days, a tiny portion of the book. Still good. Directed by Steven Spielberg. 2y
GameOfTomes @ozysbooknook Still trying to figure this app out. 😂 2y
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A good Beauty and the Beast retelling that kicks off an amazing series. Slow start that kicks up the action in the final third. Get through this to get to the magic that is ACOMAF. 7.5/10 Still recommend.

#acotar #sarahjmaas #acourtofthornsandroses #bookreview #review #bookworm

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The White Princess | Philippa Gregory
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Had to DNF. Too rape-y for me. It might actually be a good book, but I'm not ready for this content.

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Great contemporary love story. Fabulous characters filled with passion. Yet it felt like 2/3 of a stellar book. Needed more. 8/10. Would still recommend.

#everythingleadstoyou #ninalacour #review #bookreview #bookworm #contemporary #summerread

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Never give up on your dreams, and never let anyone tell you that what you love is inconsequential or useless or a waste of time. Because if you love it? If that OTP or children's card game or abridged series or YA book or animated series makes you happy?
That is never a waste of time.
#geekerella #quote #ashleyposton #contemporary #retelling #cinderella

Book_princesses22 Geekerella is so pretty!!!!! I LoVe LoVe this book!!!! 🖖💜 2y
GameOfTomes @Book_princesses22 I agree! Such a gorgeous book inside and out! 2y
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Wintersong | S Jae-Jones
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Feels like my soul was wrenched apart. Will resonate with people who have had to stifle themselves due to gender/race/identity. Heartbreaking love story as well. Pair with a fluffy book companion read. 8.5/10. Recommend. #wintersong #review #bookworm #bibliophile

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Of all the books I've ever read, this ranks #2 in the absolute best. Schooled me on what writing can accomplish at an early age.

#harrypotter #read #books #bookworm #bestbooks #favorite

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Sailor Moon, Volume 3 | Naoko Takeuchi
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Great volume to the best manga series I've ever read. Sailor Moon has been a strong voice in my life since childhood. 10/10. Read immediately.
#sailormoon #read #bookworm #books #fangirl #sailormars #sailorscout

Ligaya You can stop at “best manga series.” ❤️ 2y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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I looked up at the cross again and wondered if I was supposed to hear this particular sermon at this particular moment for a reason. I decided that the people who had said God didn't love me, who said that I didn't have a place on Earth—they were wrong. God wanted me to live, and this was the only way I knew how to survive, so this was what God wanted. This was what I wanted. I had chosen to live, and it seemed like finally I was doing just that.

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Geekerella | Ashley Poston
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Best. Cinderella. Ever.
Both Elle and Darien are strong characters that bond over their love of fandom. I laughed out loud and ugly cried. It helped me get out of a depressive slump and will therefore always have a special place in my heart. Look to the Stars, Aim, Ignite! 10/10. Read immediately.

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Peter Darling | Austin Chant
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Peter Darling by Austin Chant
I loved this book. Despite its short length it didn't feel to me like a clipped story. The action, romance, and emotional depth unfurled organically. This is a trans, queer retelling/sequel of Peter Pan, but it is also the Peter Pan retelling you have been waiting for. 9/10. Totally recommend.

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