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HufflepuffBruja

HufflepuffBruja

Joined August 2016

💛💙Lover of stories, a Hufflepuff down to the bone (trans lives matter!), introverted as hell, and will always befriend cats before people.💛💙
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A Marvellous Light | Freya Marske
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Merry Christmas! I'm finishing a last minute gift, then plan to spend the rest of the evening and tomorrow reading my library loans 🎄😊

#CertainDarkThings #LibraryBookStack #ChristmasPlans #HappyHolidays

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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'tis the season for DNFing. Alas, my brain can't even listen to audio at the moment. Rather than let anxiety take over, I'll wait to try again in the spring when all I'll have is unlimited time to listen while planting at work 😊

#TheIronWillofGenieLo

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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If at first you don't succeed, try again. It pains me that my brain won't let me read my physical copy 😭 But the audio is on Hoopla so ima give that a shot!

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I howled with laughter when I turned the page and saw the silent movie cards that read "that's how it could have happened." And "but how about this?" ?

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this trilogy. Idk if it fits in the "cozy" category but it's cozy for me.

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Remind me to return this library book on time 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#CurrentlyReading. Well, one of many books I've clutched to my chest this month. Will I read them all, who knows 😂 #comfortreading #Latinx #noir

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When you're trying to add a book to your wish list but somehow ended up buying it??? Oh well. I have seriously been meaning to read it; guess the universe has spoken!

#IMayHaveABookProblem #urbanfantasy #urbanfantasyismyhappyplace

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Excited to re-start this again 😁 I kept putting it off because of the bullying at the beginning, but I powered through and am loving it so far. Like with Down Among the Sticks and Bones, McGuire is showing the different ways to be a girl, and this time we get some intersex rep!

TW/CW for childhood bullying, intersex phobia (I'll update if there's more)

#waywardchildren #portalfantasy

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Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells
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😍Murderbot murder mystery😍
(And no Murderbot didn't kill the human 😂)

And that's another book done from my physical TBR 😎

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The Marvelous | Claire Kann
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And done! A great book for when you need a palate clenser (if you're me and read waaaaay to many fantasy books), with a fun game plot, & no dead bodies if you're looking for a light mystery read.

CW for burried alive & the trauma that invokes; manipulation; dead parents; overly protective & borderline abusive parents; perhaps spoiler but there's a wee bit with gun-like sounding shots but it's not what it seems; & sorry if I missed anything else

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The Marvelous | Claire Kann
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Restarted this beauty because it deserves my full attention since library books are done. I'm dubbing this a #nonviolentmystery, the mystery being why a reclusive heiress-turned actress-turned social media creator disapeared for a year to then reappear and announce the last Golden Weekend, invite six people from her video sharing platform to her estate, and sketchily force them to play a game...😳

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Mehso-so

I was obviously excited when I learned there were more stories, but I didn't need a story from Alice's sister, or a Hatcher backstory. I just needed Alice to finally find her happily ever after. I did read the first two novellas, then bailed halfway through Hatcher's, and then skipped to the end, avoiding the "witch hunting village"--err, Village of the Pure. I did like Alice's story, where she finally accepted her magic. Other than that, meh.

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Oh gosh, can't believe I did this 😂 Top row, all purchases: #BlackSun, #TheDamned, #Incendiary, and two blank journals I'll probably never use. I then turned around and went to my library and grabbed: #UntamedShore, #Updraft, and the tagged book because apparently I'm going read by osmosis 😂 #IDontHaveABookProblem #ButMaybeIDo #booknerd #books #library #therapeutic #bookaholic #bookdragon #ilovetoread

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Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
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Once Upon a Quinceaera | Monica Gomez-Hira
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Looking forward to finishing this today at work ? I go through audio books so fast because I can listen at work, that I often forget to post a "current read/listen" about 'em cuz by the time I get around to it, I've moved on to others ?

#booknerd #itsabooknerdthing #latinx #libraryloans #audiobooks #audiophile

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Yeah, not dying over here at all ? Scrolling through Instagram and saw a post about all the VA love from the previous day's TV announcement and I was all, "whoa, what the hell did I miss?!?!?!" Not gonna lie, I got way too emotional when I found the original announcement post ?

#VampireAcademy #vampires #friendships #elementalmagic #magic #boardingschools #YA #Bloodlines #Romitri #Dragozera #Sydiran #adaptations #TVAdaptations

HufflepuffBruja (Just to clarify: Tagged box set mentions how it will soon be a major motion picture but that was seven years ago already 😬) 8mo
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Gonna finally attempt to finish this book today after a month and a half of my reading brain taking a vacation and not telling my library-borrowing brain to pause the book checkouts 😂 (there was a lot, folks)

#booknerdproblems

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Sunday relaxation in the form of reading a few short stories, continue working on my scrap yarn blanket (that I totally bought yarn for 😅), while #GoodOmens plays in the backgroud 😁

#crochet #booknerd #lazysundayafternoon

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When a book on your TBR and its series are digitally on sale for $0.99 each... 😎

#bookhaul #bibliophile #iheartbooks

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I reeeeeeally need to tackle my TBR...cuz I'm starting to stack books in front on my TBR shelves from my TBR bookcase.... (#WovenInMoonlight is the exception; I have read that)

#WrittenInStarlight #TheEverCruelKingdom #AcrossTheGreenGrassFields #CemeteryBoys #StormOfLocusts

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For me, March is the easiest time for me to knock out audio books at work. So when I remembered this, I immediately put my hoopla app to good use 😊

Finally finished #GideontheNinth, also finished my audio reread of the #HisFairAssassin books by finally knocking out #IgnitingDarkness, reacquainted myself with my fav movie #PansLabyrinth with its book version, and I'm currently listening to the tagged book. Up next is #TheLostApothecary

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Recommended for You | Laura Silverman
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Caption got too long to list all ? Tagged book is Dec fav, & listed are trigger warnings I managed to jot down:

#TheWideWindow - hurtful language describing indeterminate gender character ("monster" is used)
#IntheStudywiththeWrench - planing murder to look like suicide, manipulation & gaslighting
#NightOfTheMannequins - murder, suggestion of suicide, & gun zealot waving a gun around at a drive-in movie theater
#Lobizona - I.C.E. raids, sexism

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Remote Control | Nnedi Okorafor
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And of course before I read the books I just bought, I need to read my library books 🤣

#bookworm #librarybooks #idonthaveabookproblem

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#BookHaul! Never grabbed a book so fast as I did with #LostInTheNeverWoods 😂 Then I had to get #WovenInMoonlight cuz I wanted to keep my library's copy 😂 (boo! #WrittenInStarlight wasn't there 😭), and gotta have the next book at the ready when I finally start then finish #TheNeverTiltingWorld, so #TheEverCruelKingdom I just had to get as well 😊

#notabookaddict #bookworm #ilovebooks #yafantasy

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Anyone else play the game of Which Hold Will Come In First? In which you place both digital and physical copy on hold at your libraries? Well, I did, and the winner is...Libby! 😂 Perfect timing, too, as I have finished my digital library books and was about to start reading books I actually own 😂

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Tales from the Hinterland | Melissa Albert
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Finally finished a book off my own shelf (please ignore the side eye from the older tbr books 😂). Despite my mixed feelings about #theHazelWood books, I did enjoy the #fairytales--which is what I wanted all along.

Up next I hope to try #AcrosstheGreenGrassFields again (the bullying at the beginning threw me off kilter for a while & I had to put it down), continue #Stormbreak, & try my hardest to continue reading more books I already own!

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Let's Talk About Love | Claire Kann
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Not obsessed with this book at all 😂😂😂😂 First read on audio last year, then again a few months later because I needed my fluff book again, then bought the paperback and read it AGAIN a few months after that. I later bought the audio, and just now, to complete the collection, I bought the ebook cuz why the hell not, and it's on sale 😬

#ace #romcom #ya #fluff

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Slowly but surely working my way through Gideon the Ninth 😊 This is absolutely the kind of book you have to take your time with and I'm here for it 😬

#necromancers #scifi

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Seafire (Seafire, #1) | Natalie C. Parker
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Welp, finished my library book, and now it looks like ima just have to own this some day because 😍. I loved everything about it. Perfect read to kick of 2021. And cathartic as hell, too!

✴ ✴ ✴ ✴ ✴

(Trigger warning for drug withdrawal on the page, child abduction & forced servitude, gun violence, tyrannical leader)

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Mehso-so

Overall feeling: meh. Based on the title & description, I was hoping for something a little more action-packed, like Ulla uncovering a lost city early on & venturing there to discover who she is & her apparent connection to this Elaina.

Instead, it's 89% Ulla's day-to-day work life, 5% "who is Elaina?," & 5% buildup to weak climax, & 1% of who Ulla is. And no lost city ?

Hoping earlier books in #trylle world will be better.

#trolls #fantasy

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I've been a book nerd for years now and yet this was the first time I actually got a book as a present (I've gotten books I've asked for before, but that was years ago). Pretty sure my non-bookish brother picked a book at random, and yet it was one that has been on my TBR 😂 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, enjoy the day off, etc..

#ChristmasPresent #booknerd #fantasy #trylle #trylletrilogy #kaninchronicles #omteorigins

monkeygirlsmama I need to go back and reread the original Trylle books and then pick up this one. I loved the originals back when they first came out.

Enjoy!! And what a stunning cover too.
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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The only thing that would make the Simon Snow books better is if Rainbow Rowell put Cath's name on them 😂 I'm hoping that this might happen for a future anniversary 🤞🏼 Perhaps mess with the format a bit and add fan fiction reader's comments at the end of chapters 😂

#CarryOn #WaywardSon #AnywaytheWindBlows #SimonSnow #SimonandBaz #Baz #magic #Fangirl #fanfiction

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Woven in Moonlight | Isabel Ibaez
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Almost done but wanted to say that if you're able to stomach the #HisFairAssassinTrilogy & #CourtingDarknessDuology then you will be fine with this. Lots of death on page, and your typical a**holes who view women as set pieces, but you get your strong women who are not having it 💪 (also I love how gray this is about who should be ruling)

#readalikes #GraveMercy #DarkTriumph #MortalHeart #CourtingDarkness #IgnitingDarkness #latinx #fantasy #magic

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Woven in Moonlight | Isabel Ibaez
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Rainy morning = time to dive into my next read!

#latinx #fantasy #rainydays #currentlyreading #librarybook

KateReadsYA Today I am starting a new book as well and I can't decide, so many choices 🤗 13mo
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Recommended for You | Laura Silverman
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Kaylamburson Starting this tonight! I'm so excited! 13mo
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Recommended for You | Laura Silverman
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So, um, like, I started this book, and before I knew it, I was halfway through...

#books #booknerd #bookssetinbookstores #ya #bookishjobs #currentlyreading #librarybook

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Had a dream I really wanted to buy the #audiobook of Carry On but the website wouldn't load or the price & purchase button would disappear, & there was even an extensive form to fill out that I wouldn't be surprised if it also asked for blood type 😂

Woke up, and decided to listen to my brain and got it with my libro.fm credit with none of the hassle in my dream 😂

#simonsnow #SimonSnowUniverse #SimonandBaz #dreams #audiophile #booknerdproblems

MadKZ The audio performance is so good. I think it added to my enjoyment. Laughed out loud a number of times 13mo
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Aunt Josephine's Ghost came back and directed my hands to make this correction in The Misserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, book 4) 😂

#bookhumor #ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents #TheMiserableMill #BaudelaireOrphans #CountOlaf #MiddleGrade #ReReads #Nostalgia

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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Finished in November 2020:
#Lumberjanes issues 65-72🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
#AThousandBeginningsandEndings🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟
#TheBadBeginning (#ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents 1)🌟🌟🌟🌟
#TheReptileRoom (Series of Unfortunate Events 2)🌟🌟🌟🌟
#ToilandTroubleToil 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft🌟🌟🌟🌟

My fav this month was A Thousand Beginnings and Endings. To me, it had the best range of stories I've read recently. I did like Toil & Trouble but it left me a bit angry 🤷

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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke

“Every book should begin with attractive endpapers,” he had once told Meggie. “Preferably in a dark color: dark red or dark blue, depending on the binding. When you open the book it‘s like going to the theater. First you see the curtain. Then it‘s pulled aside and the show begins.”

--#Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Maybe I'll spend some time tomorrow checking out "curtains" of my books. From memory I know #TheHazelWood has beautiful end papers ?

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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Can I just say I'm in love with this naked hard cover 😍😍😍😍😍 What a fun surprise when my book came the other day.

#latinx #magic #ghosts #cemeterys

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Toil & Trouble | Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood
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My next read! Library hold finally came in; I swear the website said "IN TRANSIT" forever & I even joked that the book must be coming from space ? (it really just came from a library a few cities over). While Halloween is over, I firmly believe every season is witch season ? and I'm looking forward to finally being able to cross this off my TBR list.

#witches #ya #library #TBR #witchcraft

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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I really enjoyed this book. As a 4th gen mixed raced person who grew up with no culture whatsoever, I find myself starved of anything remotely related, plus I love magical fantasy stories. Add in a little of "who am I? Where do I fit in this world of square boxes I don't match?" and I really had no choice but to love this book ? Seriously, love it so much, it is now among my top five of ultimate favorite books.

#magic #YA #werewolves #latinx

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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Finished in October 2020, Part 2:
#Lumberjanes issues 62-64 (which will be collected into the volume #MindOverMettle later in December) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#ADeadlyEducation (#Scholomance 1)⭐⭐⭐⭐
#Lobizona (#WolvesofNoWorld 1)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#SomeEnchantedEclair (#MagicalBakery 4)⭐⭐⭐⭐
#ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark ⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TheSurvivalofMollySouthbourne (#MollySouthbourne 2)⭐⭐⭐⭐

My fav: hands down Lobizona. It's the kind of book I just want at my side even while not reading ❤

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Finished in October 2020, Part 1:
#MonsterSheWrote⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TheShapeofFriendship (#LumberjanesOriginalGraphicNovel 2)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#Lumberjanes vol 15: #BirthdaySmarty (issues 57-60)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TheTrailwalker (EllieJordanGhostTrapper, 12)⭐⭐⭐⭐
#BigMushyHappyLump (#SarahScribbles 2)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#TheTenThousandDoorsofJanuary⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
#VampiresNeverGetOld: #TaleswithFreshBite ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Favorite reads of October, part 1: a tie between the last two books 😬

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Ruthless Gods: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Now that I've finished my library books, time for my new stack! I am almost finished with #SomeEnchantedEclair, and I plan on dipping into some #ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark from now until #Halloween, and I'm gonna finally(!!) start #RuthlessGods (#SomethingDarkandHoly 2).

#magic #tbr #readingnext

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Another great read! Very atmospheric; this is a magic school you really don't want to attend. It is literally designed to kill you. And I loved how angry El is throughout this entire book, but that may say more about me 😂

#magicschools #magic

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Lobizona: A Novel | Romina Garber
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😍 I am in love with this book; it magical, it's Latinx, and very much about trying to find your place in a world that loves it's little boxes to place you in.

#magic #witches #werewolves

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This school is bonkers, and I love it 😁

#magic #magicschools