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Jediash1

Jediash1

Joined May 2016

I love sci-fi, fantasy, YA, contemporary fiction, history - a little bit of everything! 📚
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I had no idea about the history this book was based on, and it breaks my heart. Children in the late 1930s South are being kidnapped from their parents and adopted out to wealthy families. The orphanage runners profit from these adoptions, while abusing and neglecting these children. I‘m grateful Lisa Wingate is sharing this story, so this heartbreaking history is not forgotten. It reminds us to be vigilant and be a voice for justice.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 💔💔 1w
Jediash1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too - definitely a powerful story. 1w
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Catherine's War | Julia Billet
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I don‘t read a lot of graphic novels but I should definitely read more because I love the unique storytelling perspective this medium offers. This ARC is about a WWII photographer who helps keep hope alive by capturing beautiful moments on film.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Powerful. Thought-provoking. A must read.

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This is an ARC of an upcoming middle-grade nonfiction about the sinking of a ship during WWII that was carrying children away from the British war zone. Such a tragic story and a reminder of the heartbreaking impact of war.

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This is an ARC of an upcoming middle-grade nonfiction about the sinking of a ship during WWII that was carrying children away from the British war zone. Such a tragic story and a reminder of the heartbreaking impact of war.

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I‘m intrigued by the story set-up and characters; really curious to see where this series goes!

BookFreakOut 😬 😬 😬 I was curious if you got any Gen-Con reading done but forgot to ask! You'll still want to avoid any fan art/hashtags until you read the 2nd book. 1w
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut oh yeah, I forgot to mention it - I can‘t wait to chat more about it! 1w
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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The first time I read this I sped through it so I could see what happened. The second time was more slowly, so I could savor it. I love this series so much, and the ending still makes me emotional. 💛 Shoutout to @BookFreakOut for introducing me to what‘s now one of my all time favorite series. Now on to the Court of Thorns and Roses series!

BookFreakOut 😄😄😄 3w
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Went to the local bookstore to buy this tonight and found the hardcover on the bargain rack for just $6 - woohoo! 🥳

Slajaunie That sticker, though! Why???? 2mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie I‘m hoping the sticker will come off easily without damaging the cover! 2mo
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I could just keep reading these books over and over again! Love these characters and this world.

Slajaunie This one was not my favorite. Hope you enjoy it. 2mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie actually, this one is my favorite! ;) ha ha I‘ve read through the series once and am now going back through my favorites. What is your favorite book in the series? 2mo
Slajaunie Throne of Glass was my favorite. I guess I was put off because it was mainly about Chaol. 2mo
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Jediash1 @Slajaunie Cool! I always like hearing what ones people like the most. Chaol is my fave character, so that‘s probably why I loved Tower of Dawn so much. Who‘s your favorite character from the series? 2mo
Slajaunie Aelin 2mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie you can‘t go wrong with that pick! :) 2mo
Slajaunie I like a strong, kickass woman! 2mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie same! 💛 2mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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I love these books so much! ❤️ I‘ve really been enjoying my re-read of this series.

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Finished up my latest book club book tonight while also getting in some snuggles with my cat. 😸 She‘s a great reading buddy.

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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I know it‘s been less than a year since I read the Throne of Glass series, but I loved it so much that after I borrowed copies of the series, I had to buy my own copies of my favorite books from the series for my collection. 📚I loved Crown of Midnight just as much the second time through!

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Claudia Gray is my favorite Star Wars author, and I was so excited to meet her at Star Wars Celebration in April! I just finished reading her new book, Master and Apprentice, and wow - what a great dive into Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan‘s characters. Loved it! ❤️

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I was super excited to snag a special edition of the Star Wars Padme novel, Queen‘s Shadow, at Star Wars Celebration this year! Overall I didn‘t love the book *quite* as much as I was hoping to, but I loved all the characters, particularly handmaiden Sabe.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love that cover! 3mo
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An interesting read about a serious cholera epidemic in Victorian London and the investigator who figures out how to end it. It reminded me what a blessing it is to have easy access to good healthcare and clean water, and how we need to make sure that everyone has access to these things.

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Claudia Gray + Star Wars. Always a winning combination! ❤️

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I don‘t even know how to describe “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” without getting into spoilers, but I was amazed by this book. It has some of the feelings of a classic murder mystery, but answer to the mystery is definitely not what I would have guessed. The story takes some strange and unexpected turns. Highly recommend!

RachelAmphlett I found it was one of those books that took me a while to get into, but I was really glad I stuck with it. 4mo
Jediash1 @RachelAmphlett It‘s definitely a slow build in the beginning, and the tension just keeps increasing! 4mo
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Even though stories told in the format of letters isn‘t my favorite literary technique (just a personal thing), I did really like the story and characters, and the historical setting.

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I picked up this book because I‘m really interested in the time period. While I was really impressed with the detail and research, the writing style just wasn‘t for me. This focused more on facts and figures than stories of people.

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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A friend gave this to me for Christmas this year. 😊 I really enjoyed it, and was impressed with all the world-building. This was my first Brandon Sanderson book and I definitely want to check out his other work.

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Star Wars Be More Vader | Christian Blauvelt
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This is a hilarious little Star Wars self help parody, with advice from Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, etc. on how to advance in your career. 😆 Of course no one should take this advice in real life!

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Another great Star Wars Shakespeare adaptation from Ian Doescher! It‘s so fun to read the Star Wars stories in Shakespearean format and Doescher puts a lot of work into making them sound authentic. Plus the illustrations are super fun!

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The illustrations in the Star Wars Shakespeare books are just the best! I‘m reading The Last Jedi one now.

BookFreakOut So cute! 😍 6mo
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut The porg illustrations in this book are just adorable! ❤️ 6mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I picked up The Nightingale at a book swap event and wasn‘t prepared for how deeply this book would move me. It‘s a portrait of two sisters living in occupied France during WWII. Though the book is fiction, it raises awareness about the untold stories of women in wartime - their courage, their determination, and the ways they fight for what is good and right in the world. A powerful book - highly recommend.

rather_be_reading sooo good!! 6mo
Jediash1 @rather_be_reading I really loved this book; I definitely want to read more by the author! 6mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Just completed my new collection of Harry Potter books. I love book spines that show a picture when you put them together!

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While movie tie-in novelizations can be a little hit or miss (this book was more okay than amazing), I still enjoyed reading it because J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Trek” is one of my all-time favorite movies. I‘ve seen it a bazillion times already, but this book makes me want to watch it again! 💫

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Star Wars: Commencement | John Jackson Miller, Travis Charest, Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh
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Lots of reading time today on the long drive back from vacation. I haven‘t read a lot of Star Wars comics, but I do enjoy them! This was an interesting story about a Jedi Padawan who is framed for a crime and forced to flee.

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Lost Stars | Claudia Gray
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Vacation read #3! Super excited to re-read one of my favorite Star Wars books, Lost Stars. Taking notes this time, for blogging purposes. I‘m falling in love with this book all over again!

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Book #2 of the trip! This was a really fascinating look at the wives of the early NASA astronauts. This is an authentic, honest look at the challenges they faced, and I‘m glad their story is being told. 🚀💫🌑

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Star Wars: Lando's Luck | Justina Ireland
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Stuck in a car all day on a long trip = extra time for reading! 😊 This is my first read of the vacation, a fun, quick adventure about Lando Calrissian.

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Since I‘m trapped inside tonight due to bad weather ❄️ I worked on my Darth Vader book folding project that I got for Christmas. I‘ve never done a book page folding project before...it was fun! 😁

LiteraryinLititz Awesome job! It‘s totally recognizable! 7mo
Jediash1 @LiteraryinLititz thank you! The book came with premarked pages that showed you where to fold. It was fun! :) 7mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 7mo
Jediash1 @BookwormAHN thank you! 😊 7mo
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Loved this gorgeous art book featuring illustrations of the female characters from the Star Wars universe. The artwork is amazing, and the character descriptions are thoughtful and insightful. 💙

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Finishing a series is always a bittersweet journey. I loved the Throne of Glass books so much, and while I‘m sad it‘s over, I‘m relieved that there was a happy ending!

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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My heart! ❤️😭❤️ I loved this book so much. I was already looking forward to this since it‘s about my fave, Chaol, but I wasn‘t expecting it to hit me in the feels as hard as it did. Loved how it handled his character journey. Plus all the new characters were awesome.
***Spoiler alert!!!***

Chaol/Yrene was the ship I never knew I needed but I love it so much. Loved Sartaq and Nesryn too. Okay, I‘m done gushing! Onto the final book in the series!

BookFreakOut Whoooaaaaa this art is AMAZING! 💙💙💙💙💙 I also liked all the pairings that came out of this one. 😊 Enjoy the 900 page finale! 😂 7mo
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut I just googled the title and this is what popped up! ❤️ I don‘t know if my heart is ready for the final book, but here we go! ;) 7mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Another one down! I literally cannot stop reading - such a great series! I‘m in a hurry to finish and see what happens, but I know I‘ll also be sad when it‘s over. So many plot twists in this one!

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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Wow - this series just keeps getting better and better! I think this was my favorite one yet. I felt like I barely breathed while reading it - so intense! ;) I‘m almost afraid to keep reading, because I don‘t want anything bad to happen to my favorite characters, but I have to know what happens next!

ElyssaReads I love this one! My favorite of the series probably! 8mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads I loved it! My favorite so far too. 8mo
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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My favorite reads of 2018: Vicious, Star Wars: Bloodline, Reaper at the Gates, and How to Walk Away. It was hard to narrow it down. So excited for lots of fun reads to come in 2019!

Jediash1 Also, shout-out to @BookFreakOut who is responsible for 3 of my 4 favorite books read in 2018! 😄 8mo
BookFreakOut This makes me so happyyyyyyyyyy!!! 😁 8mo
ElyssaReads I need to read Vicious! 8mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 8mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 8mo
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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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Took a detour on my Throne of Glass series read-through and read this book of novellas about Celaena. Then it‘s on to Queen of Shadows next!

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These Star Wars Shakespeare adaptations are so fun. 😊 Would love to see one performed live sometime.

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas
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Love, love, love this series! As soon as I finish one, I can‘t wait to start the next one. 💚

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
Jediash1 @GypsyKat it‘s sooo good! 8mo
GypsyKat @Jediash1 I just finished the last book minutes ago! ❤️ 8mo
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Jediash1 @GypsyKat oh wow! I‘m so curious to see how it ends. I‘m tempted to peek but am trying to be good and avoid spoilers! ;) 8mo
GypsyKat @Jediash1 No spoilers!! 🤐 8mo
ElyssaReads So glad you‘re joining the party!!! 8mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads me too! :) I just finished the novellas and on to Queen of Shadows next! 8mo
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I‘m really loving the Throne of Glass series so far. I think I‘ve decided that captain of the guard Chaol Westfall is my favorite character, but I have this nervous feeling that he‘s going to end up dying tragically/heroically in this series. 😩 Ah well, I‘m hooked now so on to book #3!

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Starting a brand new reading adventure...the Throne of Glass series! Thanks to @BookFreakOut for the recommendation! Liking the characters so far, excited to see where the story goes!

Slajaunie It is a good series. 9mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie I‘m enjoying it so far! 9mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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I heard some good buzz about this book, which is about an undercover transcriptionist in WWII. It sounded super cool, but the writing itself just wasn‘t drawing me in. 😢 I finally decided to bail, but I‘d still recommend checking it out if you‘re interested. It just wasn‘t working for me.

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A Star Wars Story | Mur Lafferty
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A nice companion to the movie! I love that it added several passages from Qi‘ra‘s perspective - she‘s become one of my favorite Star Wars characters! I wish “Solo: A Star Wars Story” had done better at the box office; it‘s definitely worth seeing/reading.

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I thought this book was well written...it just wasn‘t quite my style. I had a little trouble getting into it, but I did like the second half of the story a lot more. I think I just wanted something different from the book, based on its premise, than it actually delivered.

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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Although “Me Before You” is still my favorite in the series, I enjoyed the (presumably) final book, “Still Me,” way more than the second one, “After You.” Louisa Clark is a lovely, authentic character, and after all the heartbreak she has experienced, I‘m so glad she finally gets to pursue her dreams.

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At Dragon Con, I got a chance to interview one of my favorite Star Wars authors, Timothy Zahn, for the Earth Station One podcast. I was very proud of myself for containing my fangirl squeal when Zahn said he wouldn‘t mind seeing Benedict Cumberbatch play a live action version of Thrawn. 😆 ha ha https://esopodcast.com/star-wars-legends-eso-network-chats-with-author-timothy-z...

InLibrisVeritas Very cool! 11mo
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I love to travel, but I‘m not the most adventurous risk-taker. 😉 But I really loved Kate Harris‘ beautifully written reflection on her bicycle trip following the ancient Silk Road. As much a philosophical treatise on exploration as it is a travelogue, this was a fascinating book. 🗻🚲🌲

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Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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“The Invisible Library” was a fun time-traveling fantasy about librarians collecting rare or important books throughout history and alternate dimensions. It reminded me a lot of Doctor Who! :) I do wish the story had gone a bit deeper, but I have a feeling that will come in later books of the series.

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The perfect book to read on the flight home from Dragon Con! I haven‘t read a lot of comic books yet but I loved this and want to read more!