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MirrorMask

Joined May 2018

"We often confuse what we wish for with what is."
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How do you stage a mutiny when you‘re only awake a few days in a century, when your tiny handful of co-conspirators get reshuffled every time they‘re called on deck? How do you plot against an enemy that never sleeps, that has all those empty ages to grind its brute-force way down every avenue, stumble across every careless clue you might have left behind?

What a great concept! I enjoyed every second of this hard-sci fi novella.

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The Cook: A Novel | Maylis de Kerangal
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1. Tagged
2. Crunchy
3. Sunrise
4. Depending where I am: I can spend all of that on clothes by going to a few shops that are right next to each other, I could visit Love Sac which I've always wanted to try but don't have the money for, or I could do it from home by booking a trip to Hawaii or abroad. Easy peasy!!!! 😁
5. Kindergarten, I was a big fan of recess and nap time.

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

Bookjunkie57 Ohhh a lovesac is a great idea. 2mo
QuietlyLaura #5 Naptime! 😴👍 2mo
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The Cook: A Novel | Maylis de Kerangal
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“Mauro‘s work is a reminder that, contrary to what many believe, the most gifted and innovative chef is not necessarily the one who transforms the ingredients, but perhaps the one who most intensely restores their flavors.”

This book was an absolute delight from start to finish. At only 100 pages, it tells the story of how a young man becomes a chef through the eyes of someone that knows him.

#gastronomy

Amor4Libros I loved it! 2mo
Bklover Great photo! 2mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I read The Poet X earlier this year, so when I saw this book at the library, I just knew I had to read it. I found the book on #Libby and the author reads the book just like she did with the first one. This book didn't disappoint! It's a great story with a diverse cast of characters. It reminded me of my school days, except my cooking course wasn't as exciting. I look forward to Acevedo's next book

#YA

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A Sickness in the Family | Denise Mina, Clem Robins, Antonio Fuso
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A creepy tale about family dynamics from Scottish crime novelist Denise Mina. This is the first work I've read from Mina, and I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely pick up Hellblazer, and it was a great introduction to the graphic mystery genre.

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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Mehso-so

“There were still a few veils of mist drifting over the ground, but wherever they parted she glimpsed streaks of gold, which must have been water but looked like pure light.”

Alright, let me explain why I think this book is only so-so. It‘s beautifully written and the imagery is wonderful, but I have an issue with the main character. Continued in comments....

MirrorMask The protagonist is Virginia, an orphan that comes to stay at Salt Winds during WWII. The book is from her perspective when she was a little girl ages 10-12 and as an old woman in 2015. Generally, the age of the protagonist has no bearing on weather I enjoy a book or not, but had the book been told from Lorna‘s perspective I would have loved it even more.
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MirrorMask I had the same problem with Atonement, both children let their jealousy, vindictiveness, and naivety monumentally alter the course of someone‘s life. 4mo
monalyisha That‘s fair! Virginia was a tricky narrator, for sure! (She was the right protagonist for me, though.) 4mo
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MirrorMask @monalyisha I still haven't heard anything from @Elma (I even messaged her on Facebook). I hope she's okay, but I think I'm just going to send this book back to @TheLibrarian 4mo
TheLibrarian @MirrorMask Thanks for trying to contact her and hopefully nothing is wrong. I still haven‘t received the next book but will let you know if I do. @monalyisha @Elma 4mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask @TheLibrarian I think that‘s a good call. What a bummer! I hope she‘s okay, too! ( @suvata Any additional thoughts?) (edited) 4mo
monalyisha P.S. @MirrorMask Unrelatedly, what app did you use for your image? I love that the background is just the blurred image/colors of the cover. 4mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha Collage Maker it's a free app. 4mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask Cool, thanks! 4mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha @TheLibrarian I heard back from @Elma she has just sent out the first book to @TheLibrarian and she will send out the second one once she gets a chance to read it. So, I will go ahead and send the book I have to her. I stocked up on sugar free chocolate so I'm really glad I can send the rest to her as I don't know anyone who likes it. 4mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask Perfect! How do you feel about the possibility of this next book being sent to you late? If you'd really rather have it on-time, don't be shy about saying so! But I just started grad school after having been absent from the academic world for 10 years; I'm kind-of nervous about getting my assignments done. Since it started on Monday, I've neglected reading “for fun.“ If I can avoid feeling pressured to finish “Melmoth,“ it would help. 4mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha Send it whenever you can, I don't mind!!! I have plenty of reading to catch up on. Happy studying!!! 🤗 4mo
TheLibrarian @monalyisha @MirrorMask @Elma Got The next book! I‘ll be late sending it out but will get to it as soon as I can. 4mo
monalyisha The next book is FINALLY on its way to you! It should arrive Saturday. 🙏🏻 2mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha I got the book!!! Thanks 2mo
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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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I just wanted to check-in with my fellow #LMPBCnC -ers and make sure we all got our next book.

@Elma @TheLibrarian @monalyisha

#LMPBC

MirrorMask I've sent an email to @Elma so hopefully I'll hear something soon. 4mo
monalyisha I haven‘t yet started mine — but I received it & I just finished a book today, so I‘ll likely start it tonight. I‘m a little bit reluctant, though, as I saw that @TheLibrarian struggled with it. Wish me luck! 4mo
TheLibrarian @MirrorMask @monalyisha @Elma I haven‘t received my next book yet. 4mo
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bookandcat Ooh I just bought this at Indie bookstore day! I hope it's good 4mo
MirrorMask @bookandcat I'm really enjoying it so far 4mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha Good Luck!! 4mo
MirrorMask @TheLibrarian That's my main concern. I don't know if @Elma got the first book, so you won't be receiving one and I just sent a second book to the same address. I really hope she emails me back. 4mo
monalyisha @MIrrorMask @TheLibrarian I'm sure we could reach out to @suvata if need be, as well! 4mo
monalyisha The book I received does have comments from both @TheLibrarian & @Elma! (It started with the latter, then went to the former, then to me). It‘s neat to see two colors of notes in there! #newbie #easilyimpressed 4mo
TheLibrarian @MirrorMask Any luck hearing back yet? 4mo
MirrorMask @TheLibrarian I haven't heard anything. I uesd the email she put down when she signed up, so I don't know how often she checks it. 4mo
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Wonderland | Emory R Frie
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1. I don't typically remember my dreams, but when I do they really stay with me so I never feel the need to write them down.

2. Black cat named Salem

3. Jane Eyre

4. Wonderland

5. I'll definitely spread the love, but as I don't know any children at the moment it would be very creepy to encourage them to tell me a story.

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great answers! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 5mo
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating | Elisabeth Tova Bailey
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It's time to start my second book for #LMPBC !!!

Thanks @monalyisha for the tasty treats, the Sour Patch bunnies are so yummy.

@Elma I hope my book arrived today and that the chocolates survived the trip. Let me know, and I'll have to think of another method of getting them to you.

#LMPBCnC @TheLibrarian

monalyisha Just wondering if everyone received their first round of books okay from our group? #LMPBC #LMPBCnC @Elma @TheLibrarian 5mo
monalyisha Just remembered/re-saw the post that says @TheLibrarian got hers from @Elma. So, @Elma, I guess I'm just wondering if yours arrived? 5mo
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Here are my choices. Trying to stay under 300 pages was harder than I thought. If you're not big on poetry or twisted fairy tales, I can definitely tweak my list. There's so many books on my to read list.

#LMPBC #LMPBCnC #GroupF

@Elma @monalyisha @TheLibrarian

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monalyisha @MirrorMask Oh man, I totally didn‘t even heed the page limit thing. I know I chose shortER books, just for my own peace of mind 😅, but I don‘t know that all my original choices fit within the limit. Personally, I wouldn‘t mind if they were longer than 300 — just no giant chunksters. I don‘t know how @Elma & @TheLibrarian feel. 7mo
TheLibrarian @MirrorMask @monalyisha @Elma The instructions say under 400 pages. (edited) 7mo
TheLibrarian My vote is for 7mo
monalyisha @TheLibrarian Ha! That must be why I wasn‘t so concerned with it. At least one of us is on top of things. 😅 7mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask If you decide to stick with these (which I‘m cool with! just leaving the option there now that we have the correct page limit), I vote for 7mo
MirrorMask @TheLibrarian Thanks! Most of my other choices were still above 400 pages. @monalyisha @Elma 7mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask Cool. 😎 7mo
Elma I haven't read any of these and they all sound interesting. 7mo
monalyisha @MirrorMask do you have a preference? 7mo
Bookishthoughts The tagged book looks good! 7mo
monalyisha 2nd choice: 7mo
MirrorMask @monalyisha I don't. I'll probably read them all this year. 7mo
MirrorMask @LazyDays Right!!! 7mo
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“Gmorning.
Allow for the possibility that the best of you is still inside you, waiting to emerge.
Prepare the way, bit by bit.”

This is a wonderful way to start every week. I might have to buy the book or audio just so that I can have the pep talk whenever I may need it. Definitely a must read!!!!

#CollectionofPoetryPublishedSince2014 #ReadHarder #ReadHarder2019

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“The only cure for so much misfortune is love. It‘s not the force of gravity that keeps the universe in balance, but the binding power of love.”

This is my first Allende novel, and I honestly don‘t know what has taken me so long to read her work. This is what I love about reading challenges! I love stories like this one when strangers/acquaintances bond over a shared event.

#HistoricalRomancebyAOC #ReadHarder #ReadHarder2019

AlaMich In The House of the Spirits was also an amazing book of hers. But whatever you do, DO NOT watch the movie. It‘s terrible. 7mo
MirrorMask @AlaMich 😂😊 Don't watch the movie, got it. 7mo
monalyisha I LOVED 7mo
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Frozen | Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston
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📚 Tagged
🎥 Disney's Frozen
🎶 Frozen by Madonna

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙💙💙 7mo
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1. Tagged book and Sorcery & Cecilia
2. My last five star read was my reread of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban before that was The Yellow Wallpaper
3. “I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice in Wonderland

@rachelsbrittain #WeekendReads

merelybookish Great quote! 7mo
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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“My people cultivated pain. In a way that god cultivated his garden with the foresight that he could not contain or protect the life within it. Humanity was born out of pain.”

Very powerful, and depressing read. I wish this memoir was read by the author because I don‘t think the narrator did the writing justice.

#2018ReadingWomenShortlist #ReadingWomen #ReadingWomenChallenge #ReadingWomen2019 @thereadingwomen

readordierachel I felt the same way about the narration. 7mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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7 degrees Fahrenheit
Above 60 degrees
Warm enough to read outside
The Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia series

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 8mo
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“The more I studied Wicca, the more I realized that witches woved symbolism into just about everything: plants, numbers, days of the week, colors, times of the year, even fabrics, food, and flowers. Everything has a meaning.”

This was an enjoyable quick listen. There are more books in the series and they are all about the same length, so I'm taking a slight detour to finish the series. Tiernan is from #Louisiana and I'll be here for a while.

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📚 A piece of cake
🎥 Marie Antoinette (not an accurate quote, but it's permanently stuck in my memory)
🎶Cake By the Ocean by DNCE

#ManicMonday #🍰 @JoScho

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 8mo
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The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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“You see, this magic that had fallen on me was black magic -and I had wished white.
It didn‘t work at all, and, what was worse, it stopped all the other things that were working so nicely. Oh, if I had only thought to wish permanence for those lovely punishments! If only I had done more while I could do it, had half appreciated my privileges when I was a witch!”

Great collection of stories ranging from hilarious to eerie. #Connecticut

NatalieR 👏 8mo
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 8mo
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BarbaraBB The title story was so sad 😢 8mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve only read the title story for a course I was studying - it was very sad wasn‘t it @BarbaraBB ? 8mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Yes she told so much in just a few pages, in between the lines. 8mo
MirrorMask @BarbaraBB Her writing is very powerful, I definitely need to read more of it. 8mo
Librarybelle Great choice! 8mo
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Films: Ever After and Ella Enchanted. I have not read the book, Ella Enchanted but I plan on reading it at some point.

Books: Crimson Bound and Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Kissing the Witch by Emma Dongohue, Circe by Madeline Miller, and The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

hermyknee Ooo I loved Ever After. And the book version of Ella Enchanted is by far one of the best!! 8mo
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Dealing with Dragons | Patricia C. Wrede
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“No proper princess would come out looking for dragons," Woraug objected.

"Well I'm not a proper princess then!" Cimorene snapped. "I make cherries jubillee and I volunteer for dragons, and I conjugate Latin verbs-- or at least I would if anyone would let me. So there!”

I‘ve had this book on my tbr list for a really long time, and I can‘t believe it‘s taken me this long to read it because I loved it and I need to read the rest of the series.

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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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“Remember when they call you girl, they're trying to tell you something. They're trying to tell you that they're more than you, that the body you're in makes you less. But you know, and I know, that you're exactly what you need to be.”

This is the second pirate book that I read this month. Both had strong female characters running a ship of their own. I really enjoyed the book, but I could have done without the unnecessary m/f romance.

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Dealing with Dragons | Patricia C. Wrede
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1. Tagged!
2. Ravenclaw
3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

Bookjunkie57 I 💙 Crazy ExGirlfriend. So sad it‘s ending soon. 8mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💙🖤💙 8mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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1. Hated the book, but it's a great song.
2. Buy or pack, I'd never go back to work if I ate at home.
3. I guess any time I'm talking to myself and someone else is around.
4. Lavender or vanilla
5. Black Cardinal

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

REPollock OMG I hated WH too. All the conflicts were due to the characters being horrible people. 8mo
hermyknee I‘d never go back to work if I came home, either! (Though we only get 25 minutes for lunch so it‘s really not possible anyway) (edited) 8mo
MirrorMask @hermyknee We get an hour but with the drive I'd only get about 30 minutes so it wouldn't be worth it. 8mo
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1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2. No bills
3. Taking out the trash
4. My barbies
5. Tagged

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

JenlovesJT47 😅😅😅 at number two! Ain‘t that the truth! 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 8mo
MirrorMask @JenlovesJT47 Adulting sucks 😏 8mo
alysonwrites I also love The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and no bills! 😂👍 8mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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“The tide of her exhilaration drained from her, leaving her exhausted and heartsick. She would have bound the entire city, made them all into her golems, to satisfy her own need to be useful.”

I used this book for the animal or inanimate object is a pov character. It sort of works since neither Golem or Jinni are truly human. I really enjoyed listening to this book and liked that Wecker expanded the story to include details on minor characters.

readordierachel Loved this one!! 8mo
alysonwrites I didn‘t expect to like it as much as I did, but it‘s really well written. It‘s almost as if the Golem and the Jinni are the most human characters in the book. 8mo
MirrorMask @alysonwrites Absolutely! 8mo
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Starstruck | Lauren Conrad
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📚 Starstruck by Lauren Conrad (Yup, from Laguna Beach and The Hills)
🎥Starstruck- Disney Original movie
🎶 Starstruck by Sterling Knight for the Disney movie

#ManicMonday #🤩 @JoScho

AmandaEve Laguna Beach was my guilty pleasure show to watch when I was a teen haha! 8mo
MirrorMask @AmandaEve hahaha, I watched so many terrible "reality" shows as a teen. 8mo
AmandaEve @MirrorMask lol yes! So trashy but I loved them haha! 8mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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“In some ways, I think that part of what of what I'm trying to accomplish, whether Amá really understands it or not, is to live for her Apá, and Olga. It's not that I'm living life for them, exactly, but I have so many choices they've never had. And I feel like I can do so much with what I've been given. What a waste their journey would be if I just settled for a dull mediocre life.”

Great listen! It didn't immediately grab my attention, though.

RebL I agree. It is a quieter book, but worth it. 8mo
ELH I wanted to like this one more than I did. 8mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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Listening to the tagged book and later a Harry Potter movie marathon.

#SundayFunday @sebrittain

TheSpineView Good way to spend a Sunday. ❤📚 8mo
writerlibrarian Watching hockey, have a 🔥 going and reading. Hawk beat the Caps. Now the Isles are beating the 🦆 8mo
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The Golem and the Jinni | Helene Wecker
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1. Tagged book
2. Tea
3. I just had a Coke.

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 8mo
bookseller_cate I loved The Golem and the Jinni! 8mo
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Alice in Wonderland | Lewis Carroll
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#Frideas @Hufflepuff16

1. Currently my favorite TV show is Schitts Creek
2. A wealthy family suddenly find themselves completely broke with only one remaining asset, a small town called Schitt's Creek, bought as a joke. The Rose family is forced to face their newfound poverty head-on and come together as a family to survive. -- provided by Google
3. Alice in wonderland
4. Narnia
5. Magical world where I can live a full life then come back.

VeganCleopatra Schitt's Creek! ❤️ 8mo
SailorMoon Hi!!! I've never heard of this tv show, but I like the plot... I will definitely look it up!!! Thanks! 🥰 8mo
AnansiGirl I really need to get to watching your fave show! (edited) 8mo
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SailorMoon Hi! I'm Hufflepuff16. I'm new here as you know, and I wasn't quite sure about my nickname... so this is the new and definitive one, in case you are willing to play #frideas next week too 😉 8mo
MirrorMask @SailorMoon Thanks for letting me know!!! 8mo
SailorMoon No, thank you for playing!!! And sorry if I bothered you with this nonsense 😉 8mo
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I am pleasantly surprised by how much I loved listening to this book. Once I started it, I did not want to put it down. I have read Shiver by this author and I was not impressed. The characters and the plot were both very interesting and I love that she sets all her books in #Virginia

#ReadingUSA2019 @Hooked_on_books @LapReader @Pamwurtzler @kaye @Librarybelle @Laughterhp @BarbaraBB @jessinikkip @squirrelbrain @NatalieR @Addison_Reads

Leftcoastzen I like that you gave the author a second chance .Sometimes in the same situation I don‘t but I could be missing out. 8mo
Kaye Oh... I missed the state at first but now I see it. I was gonna ask what state this was for. Good job ! Keep up the good work. I‘m glad you liked the book. 8mo
squirrelbrain Well done! 👍 8mo
Librarybelle Wonderful! I have a copy of this thanks to @Puredragonstar ...hoping to get to it soon! 8mo
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1. Fantasy
2. Heights
3. Teacher, then writer, then doctor. I didn't settle on chemist until highschool.
4. 35 degrees Fahrenheit with a Winter Storm warning
5. Hey #Littens

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

readordierachel Heights freak me out too. No fun! 8mo
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Around the World | Matt Phelan
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1. 🇺🇸
2. 🇺🇸 - The Raven Boys set in Virginia for #ReadingUSA
3. 🇬🇧 - Neil Gaiman
4. 🇬🇧🇫🇷🇪🇸🇮🇹🇩🇪🇩🇰🇳🇴 & 🇸🇪 - I'd like to do a European tour and get these countries done in one trip.

@wanderinglynn #HelloThursday

TheSpineView I would live to tour Europe! Just one small thing preventing me.... money!🤣 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 8mo
MirrorMask @TheSpineView I'm trying to save up this year so I can potentially go next year. 8mo
TheSpineView @MirrorMask Good luck with that! 8mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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2. I haven't bought any books yet
3. 17 states
4. Nope
5. Not this year, I'm saving for a European trip next year.

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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“For as long as I could remember, I had been apologizing for existing, for trying to be who I was, to live the life I was meant to lead.”

Very enjoyable listen! I really appreciated the author‘s note. When certain topics are written about or portrayed in the media, people like to criticize it‘s realism. This is a work of fiction and I loved what the author was trying to say with this story.

#ReadHarderChallenge #ReadHarder2019 @bookriot

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Rubyfruit Jungle | Rita Mae Brown
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“Oh great, you too. So now I wear this label 'Queer' emblazoned across my chest. Or I could always carve a scarlet 'L' on my forehead. Why does everyone have to put you in a box and nail the lid on it? I don't know what I am—polymorphous and perverse. Shit. I don't even know if I'm white. I'm me. That's all I am and all I want to be. Do I have to be something?”

A fantastic read that deserves its place in the 💯 must read book by queer authors!

AlaMich A bit ahead of her time with her “down with labels” attitude. 🙌 8mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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“This practice of arranging the marriage of a dead person was uncommon, usually held in order to placate a spirit. A deceased concubine who had produced a son might be officially married to elevate her status to a wife. Or two lovers who died tragically might be united after death. That much I knew. But to marry the living to the dead was a rare and, indeed, dreadful occurrence.”

#SouthAsianAuthor #ReadingWomenChallenge2019 @thereadingwomen

Laura317 This was an odd book but good. I listened to the Audible version. Hope you like it. 8mo
Billypar Really interested in trying this one- I recommended it as a readalong choice recently. 8mo
Lostinagoodbook I enjoyed it quite a bit but I wanted to see her with the guy in the end. That happens off page and I was disappointed. Another good book along the same lines is Peony in Love by Lisa See. I like that one even more than this. 7mo
MirrorMask @Lostinagoodbook Thanks for the recommendation!! 7mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Zenith (On my TBR)
Markus Zusak
Zenon: Girl of the 21st century
Zucchini bread

#LetterZ #ManicMonday @JoScho

Laughterhp Zenon 💚💚 8mo
JoScho 😊🖤 8mo
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Rainbirds | Clarissa Goenawan
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"Mrs. Katou still didn‘t move. ‘I believe it was her way of saying she loves you, and she forgives you,‘ I continued. ‘That‘s why you need to forgive yourself. For your sake, and hers.‘ I let go of her hands, picked up the book and left the room. After closing the door, I heard faint, muffled sobs. In that moment, I knew she wouldn‘t need me or anyone else to read to her any longer."

#MysterybyWOC #ReadingWomenChallenge2019 @thereadingwomen

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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“The beauty of this world where almost everyone was gone. If hell is other people, what is a world with almost no people in it?”

This was a fantastic read, and is now the frontrunner for my favorite book of 2019. If St John Mandel‘s other works are anything like this one, then I think I have just found my new favorite author. I cannot gush enough about it and I'll recommend it to anyone.

Prompt 38: NYT Bestseller #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

Reviewsbylola I loved this book a lot. If you haven‘t read it, I thought this book was a bit reminiscent of it. 8mo
MirrorMask @Reviewsbylola Thanks for the recommendation!! I just added it to my tbr 8mo
Erofan I like this book very much too! 😃 8mo
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LiterRohde It was my favorite in 2018. 8mo
REPollock I loved this book! 👍👍 8mo
readordierachel I ❤ this book too 8mo
Bookishthoughts Glad you enjoyed, I've hears nothing but great things. I have to bump this one up my TBR list! 8mo
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Ash | Malinda Lo
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“With her heart hammering in her throat, Ash asked, ‘Will you do me the honor of dancing with me?‘ She looked up at Kaisa, and the huntress‘ look of bewilderment was changing, slowly, to a small, tentative smile. It steadied Ash, and she extended her hand across the distance. Kaisa came down the steps, took her hand, and said, ‘Yes.”

Wonderful retelling of Cinderella!

Prompt 14: LGBTQ+ Relationship #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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“We embrace those things that make us unique or odd. For only in these things can we locate and then develop our most individual abilities.”

This was a really quick, fun read! I really liked all the characters and the setting. Sunny finds out that she‘s a Leopard person (a person capable of magic) thanks to a friend who believes she must be magic because of her albinism.

Prompt 11: Includes African Mythology #SFFTBRChallenge @DuckOfDoom

DuckOfDoom I loved this! I plan on using the second book for the same prompt 😀 I just don't know how this can be compared to Harry Potter. It's so different 8mo
MirrorMask @DuckOfDoom It's compared to Harry Potter??? They're not very similar at all. LOL 8mo
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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
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“We all are born with burdens. Some of us more than others.”

I debated whether I should make this a Pick or not, but I decided that the good outweighed the bad. Onye is Ewu, a child of rape, and instead of being treated with compassion, everyone around her hates that she exists. A child born from violence, can only be violent being their theory. I loved the worldbuilding and the stories from the Great Book. However, her "friends" weren't great.

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DuckOfDoom I recently bought the book, I really look forward to reading it! 8mo
MirrorMask @DuckOfDoom I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
tournevis I loved this book! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked this book overall, but it didnt feel post apocalyptic to me. 8mo
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Rainbirds | Clarissa Goenawan
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#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

1. Teleport
2. Tagged. I'm currently listening to it.
3. No meat in 2019. Exercise more (which I'm failing miserably at).
4. My last Netflix binge was Kim's Convenience
5. Will do!

VeganCleopatra Yay for #3 8mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️❤️no meat!!! 8mo
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hello! hello! | Matthew Cordell
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1. New Year, so they're new challenges/resolutions
2. Paying off my student loans
3. I don't have one yet.
4. Hey 👋 @KatieCarpenter @UnidragonFrag @HOTPock3tt @LazyDays

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 8mo
KatieCarpenter Hey back! :) 8mo
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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“I am me because I choose to be me. I am what I want. Some people say you have to find yourself. Not I. I believe we create ourselves to be what we want.”

This was a very enjoyable audiobook. Alosha is a great character that is kickass most of the time but has some vulnerability. I‘ll definitely read the sequel.

#LitsyAtoZ2019 #LetterD @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
WanderingBookaneer This is my D as well! 8mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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1. O-H-I-O
2. Nota recent discovery but I've been reading a lot of Nnedi Okorafor's work.
3. 334 books as of today
4. When it's warm, the garden outside my library.
5. Tagged.

#LittenIntro @tessavi

readordierachel That sounds like a nice reading spot! 8mo
MirrorMask @readordierachel It really is!!! 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Also from Ohio 🙋🏼‍♀️ still here 😊 8mo
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Karisa Oh my gosh! I love your book and author choices! I drove everyone crazy over summer trying to get anyone who'd listen to read Binti. 😂 8mo
TK421 Ohio! 8mo
tessavi Thank you for joining in 🐶 8mo
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Yes, Please
Nicola Yoon
You're the Worst
Yogurt

#manicmonday #letterY @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 8mo
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1. My goal is to read 120 books this year, but what I really want to do is read 50% of my tbr list which is a challenge since I'm constantly adding to it.
2. Not really.
3. Spiderman
4. May
5. ✋ January birthdays!!!

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

Ruthiella Sticking to the TBR is TOUGH! Good luck! 😀 8mo
SilversReviews I'm always adding too, but we can't help it right? 😍 8mo
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