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Kerrioke

Kerrioke

Joined November 2018

Reading is my happy place
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Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Pere
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I don‘t typically do TBRs, but I have one for August! I‘m participating in the Trope-ical Readathon and I can‘t wait to get started!

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1. Anywhere near water, preferably the beach 🏖 🌊
2. Anything upbeat, really! My tastes change with the wind, but a current happy song would be Good as Hell by Lizzo 🎶
3. In college, I learned how to show train a cow 🐮

I‘m sure tons of folks have already been tagged, but if you haven‘t, feel free to jump in! Thanks for the tag @Princess-Kingofkings 😊

Princess-Kingofkings How to show train a cow 🐄 Wow! 2y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I downloaded Scribd on a whim and was poking around to see what they had. I discovered the audiobook for The Poet X, which I had been told was amazing.

Y‘all, I was no disappointed! This was incredibly powerful! I have never read a book written in verse, but I feel like audiobook is the way to go. It was much more impactful hearing the author read these beautiful poems about growing up and finding your place in a hostile world.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Disenchanted | Brianna Sugalski
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#allaboutme
1. I like to sing karaoke and my name is Kerri. It was fate 😂
2. Medical laboratory scientist
3. Working 😅 When I‘m at home, I‘m reading and playing Animal Crossing.
4. The tagged book, which is interesting so far.
5. Do something just for you. Self-care is so important right now! I like to listen to music and watch Booktube.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for what you do!!! Are you developing a vaccine for us?! 2y
Kerrioke @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! I wish I was! I‘d love to work in a research lab, but, as it is, I just run the tests 🦠🧪 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kerrioke thank you for what you do 🙏🏻 be safe ❤️ 2y
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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It‘s been awhile, but I‘m finally catching up on some #LitsyLove. Between moving, starting a new job, and the general craziness of the world today, my mind has been too scattered to sit and write. But your letters have been a bright spot in all of it and I‘m so appreciative! A special shout-out to @Kaila-ann for this surprise book! Thank you so much 😊 ❤️ Now to get to writing!

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The Last Human | Zack Jordan
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My #Netgalley rating is finally back up above 80%! Figured I‘d keep the ball rolling and get started on this March ARC 👍🏾

DrexEdit Love that cover! 😍👍🏻 2y
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4/5 🌟 to this lyrical, beautiful book! This is YA fantasy/historical fiction about Nannerl Mozart, a musically talented young girl who is fighting to have her music heard. It doesn‘t help that her brother is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She makes a wish that is heard by a faery princeling who promises to grant her wish... if she helps him with a few things first. This was absolutely mesmerizing! Definitely recommend 👍🏾

Geenie Nice 👍 review! 💖 2y
Kerrioke @Geenie Thank you ☺️ 2y
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My #currentread! Trying to get to my March ARCs before their release dates, so this one had to come first. It helps that it‘s the one for which I‘m most excited 😁❤️📖

Geenie Oooooh pretty 😍 2y
OnlyYoo Gorgeous cover! 2y
Kerrioke @Yoshi-and-a-book @OnlyYoo Right?! I love the cover ❤️❤️ 2y
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Nameless Queen | Rebecca McLaughlin
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I have to say, I‘ve been really lucky with the ARCs I‘ve been reading, lately. The last two were both four stars and this one is on track to be, as well! I do love a book with good political intrigue.

Crazeedi Just checking in, everything ok with you?? 2y
Kerrioke @Crazeedi Thanks for checking in! I‘ve been busy as hell lately, but we‘re getting to a place where I‘m not constantly stressed 😅 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2y
Crazeedi @Kerrioke hang in there! Hope you get some time to rest and destress soon! Talk soon! 2y
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The God Game | Danny Tobey
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It‘s this book‘s birthday! This is a dark sci-fi thriller that has been compared to Ready Player One. Though it started out slow, the pace really kicked into high gear once the game aspect was introduced. This book was definitely a page-turner and kept me on the edge of my seat!

4/5 🌟

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The God Game | Danny Tobey
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Two of my many goals for 2020: catch up on my backlog of ARCs and get back into using Litsy on a regular basis! With that in mind, I‘m starting this ARC that was pitched as Ready Player One meets Stranger Things. Um... yes, please?!

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Wizard's First Rule | Terry Goodkind
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Ahhh, thank you to my #LitsyLove swap partner, @HufflepuffGirl90 , for my #winterswap package! I‘ve been wanting to read this book for AGES and I love the pens/notebook/bookmark. They are all beautiful ❤️

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything! Wizard‘s First Rule is one of my favourite books, I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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This book is disturbing as hell 😳

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I‘m really loving the aesthetic of this book. Also, Gideon is a genuine fave. Loving this story so far!

Jesstifies IM SO EXCITED TO START! I really hope it‘s fab, I want it to be so bad :D 2y
Kerrioke @Jesstifies I‘m about halfway through and I‘m absolutely loving it! 2y
Jesstifies Yes yes yes! 2y
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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1. The tagged book and the audiobook of The Count of Monte Cristo which I will never be done with because it‘s forever long and I just can‘t get into increased listening speeds 😖
2. Othello by William Shakespeare
3. Cloudy and chilly. Typical fall weather... bleh.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

ozma.of.oz Love Othello! ❤️ 2y
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1. Yup!
2. Journals, bookmarks, stickers
3. Beyond books, not especially.
4. Reese‘s Peanut Butter Cups, yum 😋
#litsylove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘❤️😘❤️ 2y
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Went to the library to pick up a hold and came across this on a display. I‘m surprised it wasn‘t on hold like most of the new releases! #libraryhaul

Leftcoastzen My Library does this too.Because the reserves can be epic,they put out “best picks” they cannot be renewed & aren‘t on reserve list,any day you might walk in and get lucky. 2y
Kerrioke @Leftcoastzen I just realized it says No Reserves! That makes sense now and that‘s an awesome program. Loving our new library 📚 2y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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Just bought tickets to this event today 🤩

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Got my BotM box yesterday with my free #birthday book! Being a BotM BFF has its perks 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎉🙌🏻🎉 2y
jillrhudy I couldn't get into Recursion due to sleeplessness but I can 100% vouch for Lock Every Door and Evelyn Hugo. 2y
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Well, this book just destroyed me. I have so many emotions and none of them are good, but that‘s just because Colson Whitehead makes you feel the helplessness that those boys must have felt. Ugh, this book was incredible, but devastating. I‘m going to be thinking about this one for a long time.

Jenken1998 Very good! 2y
rather_be_reading yesss 💔 2y
Leftcoastzen Well said. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really want to read this!! 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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This book hits different when you read it for the first time living in the USA in 2019...

marleed So sadly true - and frightening. 2y
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️ I‘m trying to get through my #Netgalley #eARC backlog this month and started with Last Tango in Cyberspace, a sci-fi centering around drugs, murder, and empathy. Interesting concept, but this book fell flat for me. The writing style made me cringe and the characters were very one-dimensional. Just not my cup of tea 😕

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I finished my #OWLsReadathon2019! And I thoroughly enjoyed all the books I read for it, too! It‘s been a really good reading year, so far 👍🏾

gradcat Yay! Congratulations! 🍾🎈🎊🎉 😁 3y
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#OscarMeyerTurnsFive @Clwojick

Happy birthday to Oscar Meyer from me and two of our three furry dictators, #Felicia and #Marmalade 😸 Thanks for the giveaway!

Clwojick 😱😱😱Marmalade! That is an amazing name. They‘re both beauties! ♥️ 3y
Kerrioke @Clwojick Thank you! Oscar Meyer is a cutie, too! I have a weak spot for black cats since my first cat ever was an all black beauty ❤️ 3y
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D‘ya ever read the synopsis for the next book in a series while currently finishing the previous book just to put your mind at ease? I just did because this book is STRESSING ME OUT!! I just want everyone to be okay 😭😂

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Uuuugh, this books was so good! It was whimsical and touching and so sweet. I got this book forever ago from BotM because the premise sounded intriguing, but I honestly did not expect it to be as good as it was. I thought it would be diverting and keep me interested, but it did that and more! This book had so much heart and I‘m glad I finally read it ❤️ This also ticks off my Herbology OWL for the #OWLsReadathon2019 ✔️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I get so happy when I see people reading and loving this book!!!! 💛💛💛 2y
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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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#LitsyLove going out and coming in! Thank you @IndoorDame and @whatsthEStorey ! I‘ll be reading them as I sit outside and enjoy the weather ☺️

whatsthEStorey That arrived quickly! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I LOVE this book!!! 🌟💫 3y
Kerrioke @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It is really good, so far! I have a problem with putting down at the end of the night so I can get a decent amount of sleep before work 😂 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kerrioke she‘s working on another book!! I‘m so excited!! 🙌🏻 3y
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I just got home and immediately opened up my #funkopopandbookswap box! @Traci1 I absolutely love it! This was so thoughtfully put together! I‘ve been wanting to read this book for forever and Carrie has a special place in my heart because it introduced me to one of my favorite authors. And IT was the second King movie I ever saw, so I love the keychain ❤️🎈 And the card 😍 You nailed it! Thank you so much!

And thank you to @kstadt929 for hosting!

kstadt929 What a great themed box! So glad you loved everything!! 3y
LokiDokey What a great box. Stephen King FTW! ♥️ 3y
RvnclawWhovian Love it all!! 11/22/63 is awesome, you‘ll love it 3y
Traci1 I'm so glad you like it. I am still waiting on one tiny thing I had ordered. But it was coming from Poland and there's no tracking, so I'm beginning to wonder if it'll ever get here. When (if) it does, I'll send it along. 😊 3y
Kerrioke @Traci1 Wow from Poland! That makes it intriguing 😁 Even if it doesn‘t come, everything you sent was awesome! 3y
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. The tagged book plus The Land: Founding and No Exit
2. 🤷🏾‍♀️ It‘s just so sarcastic when used in the right context and if that ain‘t me, lol.
3. 😂🎂😊

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book! This is the best thriller I‘ve read in a very long time. And I know it came out forever ago and I‘m slow, but... 🤷🏾‍♀️ This book was fast-paced and interesting and I honestly felt I was going a little crazy right along with Anna. And the twists! They chilled and surprised me and I absolutely loved it. I‘m glad I *finally* read this!

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Spending my evening getting my thrills. This book just hit me with something I did *not* see coming and now I can‘t wait to finish it!

#FridayNightBookClub
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho

LaraReads Love it when that happens! 📖😲 3y
JoScho That was a fun read 💙 3y
Kerrioke @LaraReads Me too! I love when a book can surprise me to the point that I say “WTF!” so loud, my husband becomes concerned 😂😂 3y
Kerrioke @JoScho I‘m really loving it! I almost finished last night, but sleep dragged me under 😴 3y
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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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I‘ve been wanting to read this book! Thanks for hosting a giveaway @GripLitGrl

#GripLitGrlGiveaway

GripLitGrl Thanks for entering💕good luck🍀 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oof, this book hit me right in the feels several times. The story of a cantankerous old man who would just like everyone in his row house neighborhood to follow the damn rules, if you don‘t mind. It is so much deeper than that, though, and I found myself wanting to give Ove a hug several times. And the end! 😭😭😭 I really enjoyed how this book gave you a preconceived notion and then set about shattering it. Definitely recommend!

Kerrioke Also, because of the Cat Annoyance on the cover, this takes care of my CoMC OWL ✔️ #owlsreadathon2019 (edited) 3y
CoffeeNBooks I love Ove!! This is one of my favorite books! 3y
UwannaPublishme Ove! 🙌🏻 One of my all-time favorite reads. 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Hmm... probably the 90s. I have a lot of happy memories from that decade.
2. Physical books first, ebooks next.
3. We‘re the same age! Though I‘ll be 37 in Sept 😊
4. Nope! I‘m a military brat who then joined the Reserves *and* married an active duty man, so I‘ve moved a lot, lol. We do live closer to my place of birth than I have in a long time.
5. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

Megabooks I have lots of happy 90s memories too! 😁👍🏻 3y
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Got an email for the Thursday Amazon Kindle deals and three of the four DC Icon books were only $1.99! I‘ve been meaning to read these books anyways, so I snagged em.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“The sales assistant looks down at the counter in a way that seems to reveal a fiercely yet barely controlled desire to begin clawing his own face.”

As a former retail worker, I remember this feeling all too well 😂😂

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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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Thanks for the tag, @LaraReads 😊
1) I had to go with my favorite HP book since I can‘t take the whole series (tagged)
2) Hagrid ❤️ He‘s awesome and if I were in the HP universe, I would want his job.
3) Oof... I mean most of the ones I would want to drown die in the end anyways, sooo... 🤷🏾‍♀️
4) Hmm. I could really use a broom to fly back to civilization, lol.
5) Whomever hasn‘t done it yet! I‘m super behind 😅😂

#WhatWouldYouDo @DannyHattan

LaraReads Lol! They all die in the end anyway! 🤣🤣 That takes care of that! 👏🏻 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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So I just found out about the #OWLsReadathon2019 last night, but it sounds like fun so I‘m giving it a whirl! I‘m gonna go for the following OWLs to strive to be a Magizoologist:

Care of Magical Creatures (land animal on cover) - A Man Called Ove
Charms (read an adult book) - The Woman in the Window
Herbology (plant on cover) - Beast of Extraordinary Circumstance
Potions (sequel) - The Well of Ascension

This counts as my #AprilTBR, too, lol.

RvnclawWhovian Yay, I‘m glad you decided to join in! 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Well, I read two more books than I did last month! And they were all 4-5 star reads for me, so March shaped up to be a good reading month. My favorite of the month is tagged, but they were all excellent. #MarchReads

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I got my #funkopopandbookswap package! Thank you so much @Traci1 I can‘t wait til April 15th 😆🎁🎉

@kstadt929

kstadt929 Awesome!! Thanks for the update!! 🎉 (edited) 3y
Traci1 Yay! I'm glad it got there ok. 😁 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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This book was so good! I love mythology, though I don‘t know much about Norse myths, so this was right up my alley. The bonus of getting to listen to the author reading this (I never realized Neil Gaiman has such a nice voice...) just made it that much better. It was fun and humorous and just a great read!

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Penpals | Lana Sundman
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I‘m loving all this #LitsyLove! These cards really make my day, especially when the mail usually only consists of bills and junk mail 😂❤️ Thank you and I will be working on replies since I finally got more stamps!

@AmyG @tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @IndoorDame @whatsthEStorey @aroc

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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1) Virgo ♍️ which I seem to fit more and more as I get older
2) Recently actively started trying to lose weight and I‘m down 10lbs! 💪🏾
3) Wuthering Heights. I just... couldn‘t do it. And I hate not finishing books (I made myself finish The Scarlet Letter) but I just could not get into it.
4) Work 😅
5) To anyone who hasn‘t done it yet! I‘m not good at keeping track, lol.

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I‘m surrounded by cats as I enjoy my newest read ❤️ #catsoflitsy #Felicia #NelsonKitty #Marmalade

booklahoma You are so lucky! 😻 3y
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Finished two books recently that were both 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 reads, which is always a good feeling. Both of these books were kind of a punch in the gut. Pet Sematary hurt me because it was just to easy to imagine something horrid happening to my own kids and what I would do to have them back. The tagged book hurt me because it‘s always hard to read about a family that is just so broken. Both were choice, though 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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My #funkopopandbookswap package is on it‘s way! Should arrive in 3 days 😊 Hopefully my swap pick enjoys it!

@kstadt929

kstadt929 Yay!! 🎉🎉 3y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Time to catch up for the #BotMBuddyRead! I‘m glad we don‘t have plans til later today so I can just relax and read ❤️📚

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

TheBookHippie Enjoy!!!! ❤️📖 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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Plans were changed, so now I‘m digging into this for #FridayNightBookclub. Can‘t say that I‘m terribly upset!

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoScho

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
JoScho Love that cover 🖤 3y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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What a #LitsyLove-ly way to start the weekend! Thank you @WeeziesBooks @Slajaunie @CoffeeNBooks with a special shout out to @LaraReads for the book! It has been on my TBR foreeeeever and I just never picked it up. Replies will hopefully be going out soon!

LaraReads Yay! I‘m so glad! I really loved this one, hope you do too!! 💕📚 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
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