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Joined April 2016

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The Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir
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Good Omens: The Script Book: The Script Book | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I first read Good Omens in high school and fell in love with the characters and the world. When I found out it was being made into a show, I was ridiculously excited. The show is now my favorite and I loved reading the script book. I just want to stay in this world with these characters.
If you have not seen or read Good Omens, I highly recommend you do. 🤓📚🎥😇🤝😈❤️

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I have been obsessed with Good Omens the past couple of weeks since the tv show came out(so good btw) but I can not find my copy of the book. Need to read! So I splurged I got myself another copy plus the script book. #goodomens #binge 😈🤝😇❤️🤓📚

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Due to my binging and loving Gentleman Jack on HBO, I‘ve started reading Anne Lister‘s diaries. It is so interesting how she lived her life. I am completely fascinated. If you have not seen Gentleman Jack, I highly recommend it. ❤️📚🎥🤓👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Can‘t believe that one of my favorite books has been adapted to tv! I binged this series yesterday and it was perfect. It completely captured the book and was everything I was hoping for! This is the best translation from book to screen I have ever seen! Love Love Love ❤️📚😇😈🎥🤓❤️

monalyisha Wow! What a review! I love NG so much (esp. “American Gods“ & “The Ocean at the End of the Lane“) but I (embarrassingly) have never read this book. Clearly I need to rectify that. :) 2mo
Joriebooks @monalyisha I highly recommend it. It has been one of my favorites since middle/high school 2mo
monalyisha The only one I haven't loved so far was “Neverwhere,“ which I know is a fan favorite. I liked it but it didn't inspire the degree of evangelical passion in me that most of his books do. 2mo
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monalyisha I'm torn as to whether I should read this one in print or listen to it on audio. I've heard that it's great a great audio performance, but I'm also worried about getting voices in my head that don't align with the actors in the show. 2mo
Liatrek I binged watched the series last night too and totally agree! It‘s one of the best book adaptions I‘ve seen and boy do I love David Tennant ❤️ 2mo
Joriebooks @monalyisha I‘ve also heard that the audio is amazing. Being hard-of-hearing, I have trouble following audio, so I‘ve never listened to it. 2mo
monalyisha @Joriebooks I understand! I definitely have to blast mine -- which sometimes becomes awkward at stoplights when I'm driving with the windows down. ;) 2mo
BooknerdsLife Couldn‘t have agreed with you more!! Love it so much! David Tennant & Michael Sheen & the whole cast are all amazing! Best TV adaptation!! 1mo
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In honor of Towel Day yesterday(5/25), here is a quiz from Bookriot. I got Trillion. Who will you get?

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/25/quiz-which-hitchhikers-guide-character-are-you/

Erofan It's fun! 😁 I'm Ford Prefect!) 2mo
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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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New books for Mother‘s Day means I got to start a new books. Seams fitting that I‘m currently reading A Game of Thrones and The Wars of the Roses (the power struggles George RR Martian took inspiration from) #history 📚🤓

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The Wars of the Roses | Alison Weir
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My kid(really husband) knows me well. My Mother‘s Day gifts today are all about a time period I‘ve been wanting to learn more about. Plus Alison Weir is my favorite historian.
Happy Mother‘s Day! #history 📚🤓👩‍👧

TrishB The Sunne in Splendour is amazing 😁 2mo
Kdgordon88 I second @TrishB I ❤️ The Sunne in Splendour! 2mo
LeahBergen I third @TrishB and @Kdgordon88 ! 😆 2mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My #BOTM pick came in yesterday. I‘ve been so excited for these two. I got my sister to sign up and she also picked these two books. Gonna have a sisters‘ book club! 📚🤓

Lovesbooks87 They are both so very good! Hope you both enjoy them! 2mo
Julsmarshall I have a sisters book club with my sister 😄 Enjoy! 2mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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With the start of the new season last night, I thought it would be a good time to go back and re-read the books 📚 #gameofthrones #reread

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My books have been packed away into tubs. We‘re moving in a few months, so my books are going to be put into storage. I left out a few books for reading material.

Soubhiville That‘s hard to do, huh? Mine were packed for about 3 months between moves. Just think what a happy reunion you‘ll have once you settle again! 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I just packed up my books last night. 😭😭 We tent currently sure where they‘ll fit in our new home yet so they‘ll stay packed. Not a great feeling. 4mo
Jas16 One of the reasons I hesitate to even think about moving 4mo
Joriebooks @Soubhiville It is hard. We don‘t know yet how long stuff will be packed. We‘ll be living in my in-laws basement for a few months. 4mo
zsuzsanna_reads But think of the new bookcases when you do move in! 4mo
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This book was an interesting take on the aliens are invading story. April is stuck at a job she does like, when one night on the way home she happens across a giant statue and decide to video it. April and her friends learn that there are a total of 64 “Carls” across the world and no one knows why they are there.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I don‘t normally read romances but this one caught my eye because the female protagonist is autistic. As a female autistic myself, I was intrigued.
Stella is a successful econometrician but she has no aptitude for romantic relationships. So she decides to hire an escort to teach her how to be good at sex and relationships.

TheBookbabeblog84 Have you read The Rosie Project?! 5mo
Joriebooks @TheBookbabeblog84 I have and I enjoyed that one. 5mo
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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For my #NewYearWhoDis reading challenge, I choose A Wizard of Earthsea. I really wanted to like this but I had such a hard time getting into it. I don‘t think I was in the right headspace for it. Maybe I‘ll try to read it again sometime when I‘m more in the mood for fantasy.

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According to Bookly, I‘ve read 15000 pages in the last 12 and a half months. Whoot whoot! 🤓📚

Texreader 🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Started this book this morning. I‘m so excited. It has the promise of a good Space opera, my favorite genre of Sci-fi. Plus there seems to be magic in this universe too! 🤓📚

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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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I finished Leviathan Wakes last night. I really liked it. I‘ve been on a big Sci-Fi/ Space Opera kick lately and this hit the mark for me.
Told in alternating viewpoints, we follow James Holden and his crew as the unthinkable happens. We also follow Miller, a detective on Ceres tracking down a missing girl. How do these two storylines intersect? 🤓📚

RachelAmphlett My other half is a huge fan of this series! 6mo
Joriebooks @RachelAmphlett I really enjoyed it and can‘t wait to read to sequels. 6mo
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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Time to get started of my #NewYearWhoDis pick. I choose this book because I‘ve been wanting to Ursula K. Le Guin for a while now and there‘s no time like the present. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads I hope you'll like it! I'm about halfway through 6mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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The third installment of the All Soul Trilogy is a nice wrap up to the series. Everything was tried up nicely at the end. Although I liked the book and couldn‘t put it down, the second book, Shadow of Night remains my favorite. 🤓📚

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I made a chart to help me decide what to read for the #NewYearWhoDis reading event. The list @zsuzsanna_reads provided had some great reads. I‘ve decided that the book I‘m going to read will be *drumroll* A Wizard of Earthsea! Others I may try and fit in are Hag-seed and Wolf Hall. 🤓📚

zsuzsanna_reads Good choices! I'm just about to start 6mo
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My #YearinBooks. It has been a good year for books. I mostly kept to my resolution to read only what I enjoy and allow myself to quit books I didn‘t like(exceptions include books for class). I surpassed my goal of 30. 🎉🤓📚

My goals for next year:
✅ Read 30 books
✅ Read what I enjoy
✅ Incorporate more audiobooks
✅ Use the library more

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A Wizard of Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin
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My book haul from the last week. Some are Christmas gifts and some are library books. 🤓📚#bookhaul

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Really curious about The Big Ship! Have wanted to pick that one up 7mo
Joriebooks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too. I found it browsing though B&N and just had to get it. 7mo
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Little Blue Truck | Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
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My daughter (2) has started taking her books to bed with her. We read 3 or 4 books before bed, then she lines them up against her head and foot board. She even reads some by night light after I‘ve closed the door. #raisingreaders #litllebookworm 🤓📚

Crazeedi Excellent 7mo
Lovesbooks87 This is amazing!!! I love it! 💜📚💜📚💜📚 7mo
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The Oyster Thief | Sonia Faruqi
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I really loved this book. I thought it was an original concept. Coralline is a mermaid 🧜‍♀️ set to marry her boyfriend in a couple of weeks. Then the unthinkable happens and her brother ends up gravely ill. With the help of her Whale shark best friend, Coralline sets off on a quest to find a magical elixir to save her bother.
🤓📚🧜‍♀️

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I started watching this on Netflix today and almost binged the whole thing! I‘ll admit that I hated the book when I read it as a teenager. I thought it was boing with no action. But the show is so good, I think I‘ll give the book another chance. I‘ve put a hold on the book with my local library. 🤓📚🎥 #secondchance #booksintotv

ReadingSusan I can‘t handle that book. Soooo boring. My sister passionately loves it and keeps trying to get me to try again. 7mo
Joriebooks @ReadingSusan When I read it originally I thought it was boring because the title characters danced around one another for 600 pages without doing anything exciting. 7mo
Zelma I loved the book and was wary about watching the show. And then I finally gave it chance and adored it! So so good. 7mo
Dragon The first couple of times I tried I didn‘t like the book then one day I picked it and loved it. I definitely think it has to be the right mood for this chunkster. 😀🐉👍 7mo
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The Oyster Thief | Sonia Faruqi
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Went to the library today to find a book to read until my hold comes in. Found this delightful book. I‘m so excited to read it. #bookhaul #library 🤓📚

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Just got done spending the last 3 days racing though this book. I enjoyed the world of the story and the mythology of it. I would have liked less mooning over a guy and more independent woman. I enjoyed when it shifted perspectives and wish it did more of it. I would have like to explore the world more though different persons.
Overall I liked it and can‘t wait to read the second book.
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JSW Love this whole series! I agree, I would love more of the other characters‘ perspectives, as well, if only because I just love the thoroughness of the world. 8mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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According to Bookriot, Erin Morgenstern is coming out with a new book next year! I loved The Night Circus and can‘t wait for this new book. 🤓📚🎉
Link: https://bookriot.com/2018/11/08/author-of-the-night-circus-coming-out-with-new-b...

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It was bittersweet reading the last Bloody Jack book. Jacky is in top form and getting in her usual hijinks. The ending was fun and surprising. I have been reading this series (12 books long) since I stumbled across when I was 12. I was saddened when I learned the author died. I‘m glad he got to finish the series how he wanted.
I‘ll miss you Jacky! 📚🤓⚓️

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A full two months early, I‘ve finished my Reading Challenge this year! 🎉🎉🎉🤓📚📚📚📚

Crazeedi Congats!👍💖🎉🎈 9mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Linsy Congratulations! 🍾 9mo
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Bklover Congratulations!!🎈🎉 9mo
Liatrek Awesome⭐️⭐️⭐️ 9mo
stacybmartin Congrats!! 🎉 9mo
SassyBookworm Congratulations 🎉🍾 🤓 9mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 9mo
JoScho Yay! 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 9mo
Pamwurtzler Yay!! 9mo
sprainedbrain Hooray! 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 9mo
irre 👏👏🎉🎉 9mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 9mo
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Hubby and I found a deal on new chairs for our patio. These are super comfy for outside reading. Found my new favorite activity after work. #books #outsidereading
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Cortg Yay for a new, comfy reading spot! 9mo
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Starting this book this morning. It is the eleventh book in a series I started reading when I was 12. 📚🤓

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Organized my book shelves today. Now reading this great book. A little dry at times but otherwise a fascinating history of how paper changed the world. 📚😍🤓

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1. Romance
2. Detective/Mystery
3. Self-help
#sundayfunday

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I did not like this book. I found the main character annoying and boring. The only reason I kept going was I wanted to find out the mystery. It honesty was a bit of a let down and something I guessed early on.

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I made a Harry Potter cake today! 🎂❤️📚🤓

LeahBergen Cool! 11mo
LoverofLit That's amazing! ⚡❤ 11mo
Christine ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 11mo
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TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 11mo
rachelsbrittain That's so cute!! 11mo
glitterkitty459 Love it!! 😍 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Looks great! 👍 11mo
Linsy Perfection! ❤️💛💚💙 10mo
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Starting this book tonight. Got to love a book that takes place in a book store! 📚📚📚

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The Exodus Fleet experienced an unimaginable tragedy that changed how people thought of their spacer home. Now people are questioning if they should keep to their way of life or set off planetside.
Told though multiple perspectives, this is a story of finding yourself and your home.
I love the ceremonies in this book, particularly the naming ceremony. I wish it existed here.
#scifi 🤓❤️❤️🚀🌎

Ostaff1 I loved this book! I was reminded of Shakespeare‘s stories within stories. 11mo
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Loving this book so much! This is the 3rd book in the Wayfarers series. All 3 books follow different persons and storylines but they are all related and are in the same universe.
Wayfarers has become my new favorite series and I hope there‘s many more to come.
📚🤓❤️🌌🚀

Kmmsellers I love this series and can‘t wait to read this one! 11mo
readingjedi I have this one from Netgalley but haven't read any others from the series. Can I read it as a stand alone or will I be confused? 11mo
BarbaraJean Me too!! I loved all three. @readingjedi This one can definitely be read as a stand-alone. There are some minor references to the first book (The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet), but not anything that would spoil it, and the world-building should make sense without the context of the others. Long Way should definitely be read before A Closed and Common Orbit, though. 11mo
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My birthday gift card books are here! I‘ve been so excited to read Record of a Space Born Few! #bookhaul #bookmail #giftcard 🤓📚🎂❤️

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I started this book a couple of days ago and I‘m really enjoying it. I find the premise intriguing. Philosophy is a woman dominated field and everyone knows that men do not have the aptitude for it. Robert is one of the few men who practice it and he wants to be the first man to join the US Sigilry Corps Rescue and Evacuation Department.
❤️🤓📚

BethM I love the cover! 11mo
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I stayed up late to finish this book last night. I loved it. The ending was unexpected. 🤓📚❤️

MelissaS I loved this! 12mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I finished this last week. I loved this book. Novik is an expert storyteller. I loved how the 3 main female protagonists took charge of their own stories. I definitely need to read more Novik. 📚🤓❤️

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Can You Guess? | Jennifer VanVoorst
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1. 🚀🌌😡🌎

2. 👇⛰🛤

3. 👧🚇

Make sure you hide your answers under spoiler tag!

Sharpeipup 1. The Martian? 12mo
hermyknee 1. Long Journey to a Small Angry Planet (?) 12mo
hermyknee 2. The Underground Railroad 12mo
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hermyknee 3. Girl on the Train 12mo
Kimzey 3. The Girl on the Train? 12mo
Joriebooks @sharpeipup good guess but nope 12mo
Joriebooks @hermyknee yes to all three 12mo
Joriebooks @Kimzey yes good job! 12mo
hermyknee @Joriebooks wooohooo!!! 😁🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂 12mo
Lcsmcat 3. Subway Girls 12mo
Joriebooks @Lcsmcat good guess but no 12mo
Leo1733 Awesome! I was just plotting out how I would do The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet in my head. 12mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My #BOTM box is here! And just in time too, I leave very early tomorrow morning on a 5 day trip. Gonna be swapping out my current read for Spinning Silver in my carry on. #bookhaul #bookmail
🤓📚📪📦

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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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I started The Mars Room yesterday. I‘ve heard that is slow too start and hard to get in to. I‘m only 1 chapter(33 pages) in and I‘m intrigued. I want to know why she‘s in prison and how she got there. I hope it doesn‘t take the whole book to tell me that. 🤓📚

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My #BOTM picks. I can‘t pass up Spinning Silver. I‘ve also added 2 extra books. I‘m going on a trip in a couple of weeks and I‘ll needed good books to take with. 🤓📚🙌

PenguinInFlight I‘m so excited for Spinning Silver. 😍😍 13mo
Joriebooks @PenguinInFlight Me too. I loved Uprooted 13mo
PenguinInFlight @Joriebooks I did, too. I read it this month. It was different than I expected, but it was fantastic. 13mo
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The Oracle Year: A Novel | Charles Soule
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Waiting for my car‘s oil change. Almost done with The Oracle Year. I‘m liking it so far.
So glad I signed up for #BOTM. My favorite books this year have come from them. 📚🤓

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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One day the aliens show up and they say that in order to prove humans are sentient, someone from this list must sing a song in the Metagalactic Grand Prix or the planet will be exterminated. Everyone on the list is dead except for Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeros. Can this has been band save the world?

If you like The Hitchhiker‘s Guide give this a try.
🌏🌌🚀📚

LeeRHarry I‘ve heard this is Eurovision in space so I‘m all there for that!!! 😆 13mo
Joriebooks @LeeRHarry In the notes and thanking people part the author talks about her love of Eurovision and how someone suggested she make a sci-fi Eurovision. 13mo
LeeRHarry @Joriebooks aha!! Excellent! 😊 13mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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My #BOTM selection came today. I had a hard time picking this month. I‘m glad I choose this one. The plot line is intriguing and it‘s a quick read. I‘m already 113 pages in. 🤓📚

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These are the books for one of my grad classes this summer. I have papers to write on all of them. They are definitely going to be counted towards my yearly reading goal this year.