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Katherself

Katherself

Joined March 2017

Ravenclaw hoarder of books and yarn. Home of the never-ending TBR list.
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Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
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Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
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I'm really burning through the audiobooks this week. This one was SO GREAT. PLEASE READ IT.

I also liked that it was read by Christian Coulson, who played Tom Riddle in Chamber of Secrets, so it was like babyface Voldemort was reading it to me. That took a minute to get used to.

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Yesterday after I finished Shiny Broken Pieces, I started Blood, Bones, and Butter. Today I finished it.

I start grad school in January, and the thought of losing so much leisure reading time has sent me into a frenzy of trying to get more books under my belt and off my TBR lists. So I'm off to the library website now for the next audiobook. Whatever it may be.

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Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel | Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton
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I'm nearing the end of Shiny Broken Pieces and LOVING IT. I had a feeling I'd like it after how great Tiny Pretty Things was, but this is even better than I expected. I love the shift from external conflict between all the dancers to the internal conflict of all these girls facing theirselves and their actions. It's fantastic. I can't wait to see how it ends.

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I Did It! | Anna Ross
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I started volunteering at the library in April. Today is the first time I have ever seen the youth shelving emptied out.

#personalgoal
#achievementunlocked
#APLVolunteer
#APLAmbassador
#ManchacaRoadBranch

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The Rabbit Back Literature Society | Pasi Ilmari Jskelinen
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My first gasp of post-wedding reading! At the laundromat. These newlyweds could use some fresh socks and stuff. It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks! But boy, am I happy.

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Housekeeping: A Novel | Marilynne Robinson
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Starting my fourth audiobook in a week! There's a big, boring mailing at work, so I'm just stuffing envelopes and listening to the story of these women. #audiobook

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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Just finished my third audiobook in two weeks! This one was for book club. Kind of a weird book to listen to the week before my wedding! Here's hoping the secrets in my marriage will be a lot more boring.

Also, I hate this cover.

#bookclub #audiobook

Jess7 Haha I'm sure they will be a lot more boring. :-) There are alternative covers for this book! The copy I have has pink on it but not a woman holding a sticky note :-) (edited) 2y
Katherself I like the American cover with the flowers. No idea what it had to do with the story, but it's prettier. :D 2y
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In the interest of getting things unpacked, my beloved Muppet of a man decided to go ahead and intermingle some of our books. I don't know how I feel about it, even though we're getting married in less than a month. Yes, I am happy just to get things unpacked, and yes, I was planning to rearrange after things got settled anyway, but still. What if the books aren't ready for this step?
#moving #IMissedMyBabies

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Kristin Lavransdatter | Sigrid Undset
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I was not expecting a leopard to appear in this Norwegian epic.

I like it.

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Harriet the Spy | Louise Fitzhugh
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I'm getting married in September, and instead of doing table numbers, every table gets a different book that we loved as a child.

Harriet the Spy was my favorite favorite favorite as a kid, and I wouldn't be the person I am today without this book. So I treated myself to a first edition. 😄

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Kristin Lavransdatter | Sigrid Undset
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We're at a friend's family's house by the river for the 4th, having a quiet moment in between swimming in the river and eating so much food, and then we'll have fireworks by the bonfire tonight.

This epic tome is my summer reading, and embracing this quiet moment, because when we get back, our lives are going to ramp up hard. Our wedding is in less than 3 months, we're moving and I'm applying to grad school. Big things are happening.

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It's been crazy lately, but I'm about to get a four day weekend with friends, so I made them macarons. My first attempt! And they came out mostly ok! I think Mary Berry would be proud.

Paul would just silently stare at me, but Mary would applaud the effort, at least. Not bad at all for a first try.

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Stuffing envelopes for a giant mailing at work means audiobook for me! I couldn't resist this one. This series is so very right up my alley.

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Currently reading: OH GOD Blue and Noah experimenting with kissing is my FAVORITE. I love Noah so much, and that scene was so cute and lovely and I just want them to be weird friends FOREVER. #squeeeeee #platonic-shipping

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How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits | Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
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Reading on the train. Not to Paris, but still.

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The Meat Cake Bible | Dame Darcy
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The Third Policeman was super crazy weird, but I think I mostly liked it. On to the next! Time for another graphic novel. Hanging in there! #readathon

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Taking a frosty break from the densely surreal Third Policeman with Shackleton and perking up with a lovely chocolate milkshake. #readathon

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The Third Policeman | Flann OBrien
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Done with The Wicked Pavilion, and on to The Third Policeman. Page count so far, 108. #readathon

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The Wicked Pavilion | Dawn Powell
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Tea at the ready, breakfast in the oven, and here we go! Finishing The Wicked Pavilion first, and then ALL THE REST, hopefully, in no particular order. #Deweys24HourReadathon #readathon

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The Wicked Pavilion | Dawn Powell
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My friends, fellow Gilmore Girls fans, gave me this book almost a year ago for my birthday, and I'm FINALLY reading it. It's pretty great so far! It feels like somewhere between P.G. Wodehouse and Armistead Maupin, but written by a woman. Really enjoyable so far, and I love the characters. I can't wait to see what'll happen to them all.

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Guess what I'm doing this Saturday! My first standardized test in 13 years! Wheeeee! I'm kicking ass at the vocabulary, though.

And up there in the corner is the book I'd much rather be reading right now.

#GREtest #testprep #gradschoolhopeful #mathsucks

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I downloaded Bookout a few days ago, and I'm already addicted. There's something about making that little graph go up that I can't get enough of. It's the same feeling that got me through three NaNoWriMos. #Bookout #trackallthethings #data #readingtracker #addicted

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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It doesn't matter what someone is. Only what they think they are.

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I tend to love food and cooking-related memoirs. I don't know if I'd go as far as to say I *loved* this one, but it was an enjoyable and readable chronicle of this chef's very intense early career. #bookclubpick #foodmemoir

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I went to start my paperwork for volunteering at the library, and LOOK what was just waiting for me on the new books display! GIVE ME STRENGTH. From the reactions on twitter, I'm very aware this book may kill me. #bringthepain #librarybook #VESchwab #ACOL

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My local library just offered me a volunteer spot as a shelver. YES. LET ME FONDLE ALL THE BOOKS. #publiclibraries #bookpalaces

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That feeling when your library hold is ready. 💖💜💕