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Heretherebedragons

Joined August 2016

Bookwyrm, foodie, geographer, wildlife biologist, musician... I want to see all of the world, do all of the things.
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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A cozy, lovely read. Looking forward to the next one. Not much happens plot-wise, but it sets the stage for the rest of the series. For TP fans, or fans of magic school/coming-of-age stories that also touches on important questions about society, I think you'll like this. 4⭐️/5

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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So good! The world-building, characters, and plot I give a 4.5/5 ❤️❤️ The romance, however, I did not 🛳 (2.5/5). They would've made better friends, imo & I almost DNF'd b/c of it. BUT I'm so glad I finished! 😊 The ending was amazing and the best part of the book. Worth it.

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1️⃣Song of the Lioness quartet, or The Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce. 2️⃣ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 3️⃣ Not sure I have one. 4️⃣ Twilight. I don't hate it. I just found them kind of meh (I think I may have read them too old). 5️⃣ @Laalaleighh @DGRachel (also open to all).

CaramelLunacy Same for me on answer 1! 1y
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The Gifts of Reading | Robert Macfarlane
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Happy (pre-)Valentine's Day, @Nitpickyabouttrains ! Your box of books and goodies is on it's way (the kind people at the Post Office tell me it should arrive by Wednesday 🤞 or Thursday)! 🎁 #cupidgoespostal #valentinesgiftexchange

Nitpickyabouttrains I‘ll keep an eye out! 2y
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Bear and the Nightingale | Katherine Arden
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1. Admin assistant; 2. Singing/piano, reading, cooking; 3. Octopus: they're so clever!; 4. Red; 5. Kimchi, atm 🤷🏻‍♀️; 6. Milky boba tea, served hot and sweet; 7. Aloe (it's hard to kill); 8. Fall or spring; 9. Is there a fandom for Kdramas? Either that, or Tamora Pierce's Tortall series, amongst others.

Chelsibeau @Heretherebedragons Laura! Did you get your package? It should have been there on Friday. 2y
Chelsibeau Eeek I‘m nervous! I hope it‘s there and that you like everything inside. 2y
Heretherebedragons @Chelsibeau Yes! It arrived on time last Friday, and it was so hard to wait until the 14th! (But I did). I liked everything inside. You're so thoughtful! I'll try and post pictures today. 2y
Chelsibeau Good!! I‘m glad you liked everything. Play a photo if you can 😊 Happy Reading! 2y
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Franklin's Valentines | Paulette Bourgeois
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Part 2 - 7️⃣Fuzzy 8️⃣Loufah, handmade/Lush-type soaps 9️⃣ All the books! Any kind will do (though I have a soft spot for mass market paperbacks). 🔟 I'll put one up on Goodreads. My handle is same as on Litsy. 1️⃣1️⃣ Goodreads or Litsy. 1️⃣2️⃣ I have a weakness for Korean dramas 😊 Also, I make my own kimchi #cupidgoespostal #thisorthat

Heretherebedragons Also, for my Secret Cupid: I'm in my early 30's; I love animals; my style runs towards hipster/vintage/Hygge; I ❤️warm socks; Fave colors: red, green, or purple. 2y
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Franklin's Valentines | Paulette Bourgeois
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Part 1: 1️⃣Tea: black & fragrant. 2️⃣ Chocolate, friends 3️⃣ stationery et al., book pouches, cheeky/funny mugs, pens; 4️⃣ 🙂 woodsy, herbal, citrusy, baked goods. 😒: floral, fresh linen, etc 5️⃣ Adventurous w/ flavor. Candy: chocolate (preferably dark) 6️⃣ Red. (7️⃣-1️⃣2️⃣, see Part 2) #cupidgoespostal #thisorthat

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Fridays with the Wizards | Jessica Day George
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1️⃣a Tasha Tudor photography book. 2️⃣Harry Potter 3️⃣Younger 4️⃣No

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Just picked this up at the library! I'm one chapter in and so far it's living up to the hype (I recommend checking out other Litsian reviews). The author is seems humble and transparent about his background and reasons for writing this book. His writing style is cheeky and informative. Looking forward to reading the rest.

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Patricia Briggs, Laini Taylor, Naomi Novik, Tamora Pierce. 2. Chilly nights under the quilts. 3. Mmm...maybe. Spooky and suspenseful (ala "Supernatural")? Yes. Horror? No, TY kindly. 4. Whichever is quicker. I hear you can bleed out in 1 minute if the shark hits the femoral artery. 5. 75 F. #friyayintro @jess.how

DGRachel I love your answer for 4! 2y
Heretherebedragons 😊🦈 2y
iread2much Have to ask, did you like blood of tyrants? I hated it so much that I haven‘t finished the series or read Uprooted. I loved her books so much that it felt like such a betrayal to have her write such a horrible book. I have League of Dragons on my books shelf but have been reluctant to read it. 2y
Heretherebedragons @iread2much That's too bad about BoT! I've only read up to the 3rd book so far (I'm slowly working my way through the series), but once I get to that one, I'll post about it and give my take on it. Fingers crossed 🤞 it won't kill my love for the series! 2y
iread2much Ah, I apologize. I thought you had read them all. They amazing books, and I burned through them all, until BoT. 2y
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Flame in the Mist | Renaee Ahdieh
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1. Kansas
2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor. Tho, Truthwitch (Susan Dennard) is a close runner up.
3. The Gift of Rain - Tan Twan Eng
4. "Song of the Lioness" quartet - Tamora Pierce. These books got me through being bullied in middle school, & will always have a special place in my heart.
5. Lord of the Rings
6. Everfair - Nisi Shawl. A steampunk alt history of Belgium's colonization of the Congo.

#letstalkaboutbooksbaby
@Liberty

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Truth Or Beard | Penny Reid

This is my first Penny Reid novel, and I'm really enjoying it so far. The only other author that can make me belly laugh like this has been Julia Quinn. The humor is clever, the characters self-aware (for the most part), and they have real(istic) discussions about the future of their relationship. True, one doesn't read romance for it's strict adherence to reality, but I find many things to like about this book so far.

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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I really enjoyed this peek into Amy Poehler's life and career. Listened to the audio, which she narrates, which I would recommend. It's like sitting down with a favorite aunt over coffee for an afternoon. #GIVEAWAYTHETRUTH @Liberty

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This book is like biting into cayenne-laced dark chocolate: distinctive with a bit of a punch. I've passed by this book dozens of times, but I'm so glad I picked it up this weekend! So far it's living up to the hype. Impressions so far: Prague, blue hair, art school, and teeth.

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Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George
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Reading this as a kid, I wanted to move to Alaska and go live with the wolves. At the very least, sparked an avid interest in animal behavior. One take-away: Vulnerability and open communication combat fear and hostility. #READATHONANIMAL

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A delightful, darker retelling of "Beauty and the Beast". I enjoyed the nuance SJM wove into the characters, their actions, and their motives. While some reviewers have been a bit "meh" on this one--BATB not being their thing--let me encourage readers to let it be a bridge to the 2nd installment, "A Court of Mist and Fury". It'll all be worth it.

Laalaleighh So so so good. Who could be "meh"? 3y
Heretherebedragons I know, right?! :) 3y
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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O.M.G. Just finished this and I LOVED it! Book number 2 in the COTAR trilogy, "A Court of Mist and Fury" is indeed even better than the first. What a ride! The character development, the plot, the feels... Definitely not a filler book. I am going to devour "A Court of Mist and Ruin".

Laalaleighh Yessssssss!!!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
Heretherebedragons I will say, as a caution to parents perhaps, that this book falls more into the New Adult category than YA, romance-wise (I.e. Everything happens "on-screen"). So, perhaps more appropriate for 17+ yr olds, in my opinion. That said: awesome book. 3y
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Dragon Bones | Patricia Briggs
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Excellent, solid fantasy. First of 2 (#2: Dragons Blood). Briggs is subtle and delightfully sly, weaving believable flaws and threads of the disturbing into the good guys, flaws we recognize in ourselves. Entertaining, surprising at times. Definitely recommend.

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Love the sword fighting bits. I'll be honest, this one got intense. Given the typical 5-yr gap between publications, I had to put this one down before I finished until the next came out to ease the transition between books.

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Solid sequel. Lead on to #3!

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So good! Highly recommend to any fantasy fan, especially of the sword and sorcery variety. Kristen Britain brings something original and fresh to the genre. The characters are engaging (even secondary ones) and the plot so gripping that your book hangover will propel you to the bookstore for the next in the series.

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Another kickass female protagonist. Kerner did a great job storytelling and world building. You could practically smell the spicy scent of lan leaves and hear the echo of the "song in the silence". Highly recommend to anyone who likes adventure stories. There are two others in the series.

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Complex, well-written characters and plot. You can feel the sultry Virginia summer heat. Stiefvater portrays well how even the closest of friendships are complex and bittersweet. An adventure tale, told in a new way.

Heretherebedragons Also, try the audiobook. The narrator is amazing! 3y
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