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GirlChandler

GirlChandler

Joined August 2016

Missourian by nature, Texan by choice.
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Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability by Sheila Black, Jennifer Bartlett, Michael Northen
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Saga Vol. 8 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I found this hiding under my husband‘s nightstand while cleaning. Also, I changed my handle. Be aware.

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First off, trigger warnings for self harm and suicide. This is a fascinating book. It‘s almost a primer on mental illness, so give it to your mother who doesn‘t get your depression and anxiety. (Did I imply too much? 😉) My only dislike was that there seemed to be a touch of blaming in the suicide chapter, but he turned it around with great understanding in the final chapter.

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I was so excited when I found out Stephen Fry had written a book on poetic forms. 😃

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Hey, @Samplergal - here‘s my ideal nook: the perfect use for stairs!

Samplergal Oh that is very nice! Always need more shelves! 😉 4y
Samplergal I could have done that in my last house. Great idea! 4y
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The Android's Dream | John Scalzi
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FINALLY finished! I don‘t usually like sci-fi, but this was enjoyable. And Wil Wheaton narrating was hilarious (especially the random bit screamed in a Scottish accent).

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Mostly I just want to say that today‘s my 35th birthday and show you the light reading I‘m celebrating with.

JoScho Happy Birthday 😊💕🎉 4y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday!🎂🎂 4y
LiteraryinLawrence It‘s my 35th birthday today toooooo!! Hope yours is going splendidly, birthday twin. 😋 4y
Eggbeater Happy birthday!🎁🎈🎂 4y
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1. Apple 🍏
2. Yes, a Kindle Paperwhite
3. Twitter, though I‘m also very bookish on instagram
4. Desktop (am I the only one who still uses those?)

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 5y
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Cape Verdean Blues | Shauna Barbosa
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Small book haul, plus the schedule for the Dallas Book Festival this weekend. 😃

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1. LibraryThing
2. Never enough second person. You or we, I‘m not picky.
3. Probably reading.
4. But I love them all!

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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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Small haul of graphic novels/memoirs, some more serious than others. 😊

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Wasn‘t keen on the ending, but endings are hard. I felt so horrible for little Hannah—everyone else might have needed throttled. 😉 Ng did a good job with teenage emotions.

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Oh no, I last posted six days ago! I cleaned up my reading area/cat home.

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I didn‘t realize I was reading two books with “everything” in the title until just now when I piled them together. Aren‘t I smart? 🙄

RaimeyGallant Haha:) 5y
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Husband likes sci-fi, I like fantasy, better call the callin‘-off off. ;)

@RealLifeReading

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I stole this from a bookish Facebook group. It deserved sharing here. 😁

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I only have half a month to read this and My Brilliant Friend. Too many book clubs!

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I‘m in a depressed spell I just can‘t shake. I need some mental illness lit.

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Bailedbailed

It was fun when the narrator couldn‘t speak, read, or write. Then the author shot all that to hell and it stopped being interesting. Back to the library with you!

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The World of the End | Ofir Touch Gafla
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I‘m going on a brief weekend vacation, and my tiny vacation TBR is ready! Travel writing, Benedictine living, and some Israeli spec fic.

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#repost #Litsyunswap

This is a good! Share far and wide!

Chrissyreadit Thank you!!! 5y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Print and ebook both have their advantages.
2. Corner of the couch.
3. Chai ☕️
4. It‘s not my favorite, but I have 7 books going right now.
5. Day.

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And if your spirit
carries within it

the thorn
that is heavier than lead—
if it‘s all you can do
to keep on trudging—

there is still
somewhere deep within you
a beast shouting that the earth
is exactly what it wanted ...

GirlChandler Needed this now. Damn depression. 5y
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Romantasy and travelogues. I sense a pattern here ... thanks again to @BetterWorldBooks !

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating | Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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My choice for Read Harder‘s book on nature. Not starting it yet, but it‘s arrived—here it is!

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1. Deep South by Paul Theroux. The Best Women‘s Travel Writing makes me want to travel too.
2. London!
3. London!
4. Drive, although that won‘t get me to London.
5. Gelato.
#manicmonday

JoScho I really want to go to London 5y
Melissa_J I ❤️ London. 5y
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Book haul!

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Old Filth | Jane Gardam
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1. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (talk about bleak)
3. Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
4. Nothing springs to mind, although I‘m sure such a book exists in my past

@Tove_Reads

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Untitled | Unknown
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I can‘t decide if @No_One makes me laugh or kills my spirit. 😅

No_One Hahahaha!!! I am trying so hard to lift spirits!!! My name works against me! Haha! I liked your blurb - really!!! 😊⚘🌷 5y
Jess7 Bahahaha 5y
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Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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#litsywelcomewagon

1. Texas, USA
2. Fantasy (preferably high fantasy)
3. The Girl Who Drank the Moon
4. I like it all 😁
5. 3 cats and a Velcro dog
6. How do we get a Texas meetup to happen?!

Quasifesto Texas is big. Where you at? 5y
GirlChandler @Quasifesto CenTex— Waco, specifically. 5y
PictureandBook Girl who drank the moon was so good! 5y
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JoRead I have to ask, what's high fantasy? 5y
Kaye I have to ask what‘s a Velcro dog ? Welcome ♥️ 5y
GirlChandler @JoRead high fantasy is where magic is normal. Contrast this with low fantasy, where characters are surprised magic exists. 5y
GirlChandler @Kaye a Velcro dog is one that follows you around everywhere as though he were velcroed to you. 😀 5y
Kaye I‘d never heard that phrase before. I‘m glad I don‘t have a Velcro husband or I‘d need to get some duct tape and tape him to a wall. That‘d drive me bonkers. 😁 5y
Kaye I‘ll post a note to all you Texas folks to see how many would like to meet up. I‘m in Ohio so won‘t do you much good but I can get the ball rolling for you possibly. (edited) 5y
JoRead @Kaye 😂😂😂 @Starbeast22 I didn't know that. So, is Harry Potter a low fantasy? 5y
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Iron Hearted Violet | Kelly Barnhill
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I adored this book! I wish I could write this well. It was darker than I expected, but that‘s fine by me. So good. Now on to The Girl Who Drank the Moon—we‘ll see if it really is better than this one!

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Iron Hearted Violet | Kelly Barnhill
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I heart it so much that I read over 100 pages today. I never do that.

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The Android's Dream | John Scalzi
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Time for more Android‘s Dream!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Tiny milestone! 🤩

Jess7 🎉🎉 5y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 5y
Chelleo Wooohoo! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 5y
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Iron Hearted Violet | Kelly Barnhill
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Going through a nasty depressed spell, so I‘m off to relax at my parents‘ house with middle-grade fantasy ... accidentally by the same author!

LiteraryinLawrence I find that YA and MG reads are good when I‘m having a rough time. Also graphic novels. Hang in there. 5y
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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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😀

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This month‘s BBC World Book Club pick.

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Curling. I‘m not kidding. That is good, clean fun.
2. Sigrid Undset
3. April (I‘m alarmingly close to 35 now)
4. I don‘t even remember, I go so little. But I will be there for Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time.
5. 💜🤩

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I originally intended to read this for research purposes (for my own book) and ended up blasting through it. It‘s SO GOOD. I have mental health issues myself (bipolar II) and love any book that‘ll change perceptions about mental illness. Author does a great job of that, and it‘s so well-researched. READ IT DAMMIT!

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Bailedbailed

I feel bad not finishing this. Part of it‘s that I‘m a slow reader and someone else put it on hold at the library—but I‘m not a fan of the writing style. I just like more dialogue and less explanation. Sorry, book. No offense.

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My choice for Read Harder‘s essay anthology. And my bookish dog leaning against my leg. Aww. #dogsoflitsy

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Trumpet: A Novel | Jackie Kay
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Yay! The World Book Club is up! And I actually read the book this time! 😀

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Book!!!!! Husband and I haven‘t watched football in years. As for which books, I have to marathon A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise—the Earthsea Trilogy is there for when I need a break.

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The library is being mean and making me read this in a jiffy because it‘s a new book. Here‘s my bookish snuggle-buddy. #dogsoflitsy

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All Dogs Go to Heaven: Charlies Friends | Don Bluth, Andrea Kaminsky
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I‘ve been absent for a few days and haven‘t even read at all (!) because one of my doggies had a stroke and had to be put down. 😫 Now we‘re spoiling the remaining dog. He has his own Instagram account @ borsalicious. I want to make him a bookish dog, but as you can see, he‘s dubious about this idea.

daniwithtea I‘m so sorry for your loss. :( 5y
Redwritinghood So sorry for your loss. 💔💔 5y
DebbieGrillo 😓🐶💔 sending warm thoughts your way... 5y
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1. Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin..and honestly I‘m not sure what it‘s about yet.
2. Lindor truffles
3. Oregon Trail Generation
4. That Shiner next to the book.
5. Hide from sports fans.

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Biography of an Exile | Adnan Al-Sayegh
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Yikes.

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“... need alone is not enough to set power free: there must be knowledge.”

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Like my cat lamp?

I‘ve finished my romantasy (swoon), and now it‘s time for ... more fantasy. Slim little number for the whole trilogy. This is my first Le Guin for grownups—anyone else read Catwings? 😀

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Radiance: A Novel | Grace Draven
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Chandler‘s first romantasy! Or romance in general. I maintain that if I couldn‘t also call it fantasy that I‘d never have read it. I was worried about the romance requirement for Read Harder, but I think I‘ll be okay now.

GirlChandler Don‘t judge me, btw. 5y
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Biography of an Exile | Adnan Al-Sayegh
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Ugly cry. 😭