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Joined March 2017

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I want to cancel my audible membership as I am finding I spend way more time listening to podcasts than books, nevermind the many other reasons there are to cancel audible. That being said, I have 12 credits I want to use before I cancel so I am looking for audiobook recommendations. I generally listen to nonfiction, but I read almost anything.

Pic of my reading buddy for attention.

ozma.of.oz I really enjoy the Incryptid series by Seanan McGuire or the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch! 1mo
Soubhiville I listen to a lot of NF too. A few I really loved: 1mo
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Soubhiville Mary Roach‘s newest I haven‘t read yet because it‘s an Amazon exclusive and I don‘t use them: 1mo
Soubhiville If you love environmental/ nature writing I can give you a bunch more recommendations! That‘s my favorite. 1mo
Soubhiville Non-nature-writing: 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Neil Gaiman's The Sandman 1mo
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Last review of my vacation reads. This was also one I was reading for my coaching job because we can figure out the best way to coach someone if we can figure out their love language. I enjoyed it, but I also enjoy almost any psychological analysis especially how it affects relationships. I think it should be read by everyone in a meaningful relationship.

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Read this as part of my training for my coaching job at the gym. It was a very quick read, and very thought provoking especially if you are someone who has to work on a team. It is written from the perspective of a sports team, but can easily be applied to any team setting.

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Mrs. March: A Novel | Virginia Feito
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Finally can access the litsy app again after months of not being able to. Read this while on vacation last week and really enjoyed it. It's an interesting psychological suspense novel and hard to tell what is real and what isn't in the main characters head at times.

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Had my first powerlifting meet this past Sat to complete a #bfc2022 goal. I went 9 for 9 with 26 white lights, so almost a perfect meet. (There are 3 lifts squat, bench and deadlifts with 3 attempts each. You also have 3 judges for each attempt that give you a white light for a good lift or a red light for a bad lift). I also set personal bests in bench and deadlift and hit my goal of a 600lb total. It was a great meet. (Cont'd in comments)

MoMogrl This was my goal setting journal for the meet. I had to take it somewhat easy due to minor tweaks, but it was successful. On to the next. @wanderinglynn 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🎉🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 That‘s fantastic! 6mo
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Hwpo: Hard Work Pays Off | Mat Fraser, Spenser Mestel
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Haven't posted in a while but wanted to get my #BFC2022 goals in writing. I have been working hard on fitness goals over the last year. I successfully gained 5lbs of muscle & lost 5% body fat. I am now training for a powerlifting meet in March. My goals for Feb are:

1) continue working on meal prep and recovery
2) read 5 minutes a day. Hopefully audiobooks including this one will help get that goal.
3) don't miss a training day.
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wanderinglynn That‘s awesome! Way to go! 🙌🏻 I hope you let us know how your upcoming meet goes. 8mo
MoMogrl @wanderinglynn I definitely will. I am excited and nervous as it is my first powerlifting meet. 8mo
wanderinglynn You got this! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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Haven't been active on Litsy this year. However, I had to share the huge progress I have had for #BFC21. The pictured book helped.

I am finally putting me first, consistently working out 4 days a week, eating whole foods and started powerlifting. Strong women unite! My goals for this month are: continue consistent workouts, walk on days I don't work out, dial in my macros, and read 10 min a day.

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LauraBrook Congratulations!!! That‘s a lot of work in every way, and it changes all areas of your life. Putting yourself first is so hard to do (struggling with it myself), and you have done an excellent job! 👍🏼🙌🏼💪🏼 13mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Way to go! And great goals for September! 🙌🏻 13mo
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I loved this book as I continue my fitness journey. I am so sick of the stigma that women can't be strong and muscular because "you'll look like a man". This book breaks through that stigma and every woman should read it.

RachelAmphlett I‘ll get this. I went back to the gym working with a PT twice a week as soon as we got out of lockdown in May after being almost crippled with arthritis for 18 months and I‘m loving it! I‘m already stronger than I was 4 years ago and have just increased to three sessions per week - forgotten how much I loved weight training! 13mo
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One plus to working lots of extra hours, I get a lot of time for podcasts and audio books. I really enjoyed listening to this and learning Dooku's back story. Finished for February #starwarsbuddyread

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Anyone ever had this issue? Plugged my kindle paperwhite in to charge it this morning (not to a computer). This came up on the screen. I have since unplugged it, tried force restarting by holding the power button and this won't disappear. I can't do anything. I also can't disconnect it from a computer it was never connected to.

britt_brooke Is there another charger you can try? I‘m grasping at straws, but sometimes a malfunctioning charger can cause issues. 2y
britt_brooke You may have to wait for battery to completely drain so it‘ll actually turn off (as much as a Paperwhite can power off anyway), then try plugging in again. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Last time I got a weird message similar to this, I googled and found that it meant my Kindle was kaput. Hope you have better luck! 😥 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage But definitely try a hard reset first. Hold the power button down and don‘t let go. The opening screen may come back up and it will be back to normal. 2y
MoMogrl @britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks. I had to plug it into my computer to "disconnect" it. I really hope this doesn't happen again. I've never had the issue with the charger I used... The Kindle is 5 or 6 years old so crossing my fingers I won't have more issues. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Glad that worked! 2y
britt_brooke @MoMogrl Oh good!! Whew. 2y
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Staying pretty on track with goals.

💪 Five workouts this week
💪 Still averaging 25 Pushups a day
📗Fallen a little behind on reading goals, but still better than last year.

Feb goals will be: read 10 minutes every day, five workouts a week, increase water and protein intake.

@wanderinglynn #BFC21

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 Way to go. And good goals for February. I like that you‘re building on what you‘ve already started. 👍🏻 2y
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Here is my #BFC21 week two check in.

I actually hit my head with a sandbag in a workout early in the week, hence my headaches. I have a concussion history so had to take it easy.

Also, what app does everyone use to do the gorgeous collages for their posts? I can't seem to figure it out. I'm on Android.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Focusing on self care is the most important thing. 💚 As to your question, I use Pic Collage. I think a lot of us use that. 2y
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Not happy with this football game so picking up my reading. #starwarsbuddyread

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Just finished this on audio. I will admit it didn't hold my attention at times, but I enjoyed learning the perspective of a nonverbal autistic person. I don't think it not holding my attention had anything to do with the narrator or topic, but more when I was listening to it. #nonfictionnerds

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Starting this tonight for #starwarsbuddyread.

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Still not sure how I feel about this. It was enjoyable, but I still feel we don't have a full understanding of Snow from it. I am having a hard time putting in to words my feelings about it. Still a pick, but not completely what I was expecting.

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Was pretty consistent on my goals this week. Still not working on my mobility though. Need to get on track with that... And my nutrition coach wants me to add cardio in twice a week to get off this plateau I've hit. So it looks like I will be increasing my workout goal to five times a week.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Great week! 2y
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Days 1 and 2 of #BFC21 done. Pushups done both days. Workout today and settling down to read the attached book now.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 2y
NovelGirl82 Awesome! 2y
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Ok so hopping in on #BFC21. My goals are:

1. Read at least 10 minutes a day
2. 25 Pushups a day
3. Work out 3 times a week.
4. Stretch more.

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
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Set my goal for 2021. Last year my goal was 20. I only got 7, but considering I basically only read January-March (and not much) and the last week in December I figured 25 was doable this year.

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Listened this on audio book. I wish more of the book was about the storm itself, and less of a summary of the fishing industry. Overall it was still good.

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Starting this. I know it has mixed reviews. Trying to go in with an open mind.

rather_be_reading so good! 2y
Literary_Siren Loved it! 2y
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I really enjoyed this. I am pretty familiar with video game history from the 90s on, but this definitely helped fill in the gaps. It also brought out connections I wasn't aware of between original games and games of today. Finished with my snuggle buddy. She's still learning it's ok to be a lap cat.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sweet, and she‘s learning! 2y
MoMogrl @Riveted_Reader_Melissa she is. She showed up on our deck about a year and a half ago. We figured out she was dumped outside when her previous owners moved. She was always sweet, but we could tell wasn't allowed to be a cat with her previous owners. (we also suspect she was abused) Watching her learn how to be a cat and that it's ok to snuggle has been so rewarding. 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MoMogrl I‘m so glad she found a safe warm home with you. Breaks my heart when people treat their pets poorly. 2y
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This reference made me laugh. Of course in 2017 the authors had no way of knowing Cyberpunk was going to be a glitchy mess.

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So 2020 has been a year. (for everyone) Between most of my reading being for a certification for work, having to say goodbye to one of our kitties, and working crazy hours I have not had time or desire for pleasure reading for a long time. After hubby and I built a Lego tie fighter this morning taking the rest of the day to relax and read. Finished one I started earlier this year. Starting this one now. Is my nerdiness showing?

Librariana Hooray to nerdiness!! 🥳 2y
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Another audiobook down. I really enjoyed how this book compared the attitude of this small Vermont town to the overall attitude of parents towards sports specificity. As someone who coaches kids and teens I see all the time how sports specificity affects them mentally. Let them be kids, not specialists and unstructured play is key. Then they will not only be good athletes, they will thrive.

Well-ReadNeck This sounds amazing!!! 2y
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I really enjoyed this biography. I listened to the audio book and Levar Burton is a great narrator. I learned so much that I never knew before about Fred Rogers life, even having grown up watching Mr Rogers Neighborhood.

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Salt: A World History | Mark Kurlansky
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Haven't done much reading even with quarantine going on. Been working at home and distracted by video games. Decided to listen to audio books while working. Have to admit I probably would not have finished this if I hadn't listened to it. It is pretty fascinating, I just don't know if it would have kept my attention.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice. May all your meals be well seasoned from now on! 🧂 🥰 2y
Cinfhen I‘m enjoying audiobooks SO MUCH right now!!! Great choice 2y
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Had quite the eclectic hail at Barnes and Noble today. Total out of pocket $13. Gift cards are nice.

CoverToCoverGirl Playing Pokémon Shield when I‘m finished checking out Litsy! 3y
MoMogrl @CoverToCoverGirl my husband is playing sword and I am playing shield. Lol 3y
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This year has been crazy. I am currently in the middle of two fiction books, one audiobook, and now starting this one for work. Unfortunately most of my reading this year has been job related for various certifications but this at least looks interesting.

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I'm still processing what I read in this book. I definitely want to read more about Grace Humiston as there are holes I think need to be filled. Overall I enjoyed this and the fact that it read like a novel although nonfiction.

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Not book related, but reading related. One of my passions is coaching kids to be stronger versions of themselves. I truly believe that teaching them to be strong in the gym will carry over out of the gym. The reason I've been so quiet on Litsy for the last couple of months is I've been working on this certification which meant lots of reading, just not casually. Now that I've finished I will hopefully be back to reading and Litsy. I've missed it.

Tamra Yay for you!!! 3y
RaimeyGallant Congrats! 3y
kspenmoll Congrats!!! Welocm eback! 3y
Megabooks Awesome! 😎😎😎 3y
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So life has been super hectic and gotten in the way of reading again. But I'm starting this today for book club. I am also still reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand which was last month's book club pick.

#Jack is in his usual spot. #blackcatsoflitsy

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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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This was my first Sue Grafton novel. I loved it and will definitely read more. Read for #booked2019 #femaledetective
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage Kinsey is so unique. I love this series. 4y
Cinfhen You have lots of titles to get through!!!! 😜 4y
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"A" is for Alibi | Sue Grafton
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Next up snuggling with my coffee and my kitty. #catsoflitsy #blackcatsoflitsy #jack

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Blackmoore | Julianne Donaldson
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This book was so enjoyable. It definitely fit the description of Pride and Prejudice meets Little Women. I had a feeling throughout what the ending would be, but the story leading up to that ending kept it enjoyable. Chosen by a friend who decided to start a book club. But it also fits #newtomeauthor for #booked2019
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s the way to do it! Book club and a prompt! ✔️ 4y
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This was such an eye opening book. As sad as it could be, it was also encouraging to see people willing to fight for what is right. This is a must read for everyone.

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Setting my goal at 50 again this year. Although I didn't reach it last year, I did read 23 books with almost no reading between May and November so I think this is very doable. I am also going to do #booked2019 even though I didn't complete #booked2018. I may do #litsyatoz as I almost completed it last year.

Currently reading the tagged book.

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
Cinfhen You got this!!!! And you did read a lot of the prompts for #booked2018 4y
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Next up. Hope to finish for #diversenonfiction for #booked2018

Jennick2004 Liked this one 4y
Cinfhen Good choice!! 4y
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Malice: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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I really enjoyed this murder mystery. Seldom are they written with the plot being the thought process of the detective. As someone who likes puzzles and logic problems that appealed to me. I didn't expect the different style twist it had. I wish this author was easier to find. I'd read more. Read for #booked2018 #Japanesethriller Hope to finish one more before the year ends.
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I actually bailed on this one because I couldn‘t get into the detectives head. I did read two other #JapaneseThrillers that were really good Confessions & 4y
Cinfhen Yay on completing another prompt🎉🙌🏻 4y
DGRachel According to Goodreads, I apparently read this in November 2014. I have absolutely no recollection of it, but I did leave myself a review so at least I know why I only gave it 3 stars. 😂 4y
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Malice: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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So happy work has finally calmed down enough where I can take time to read on my lunch. It took so long to get to this point. Enjoying my tea at the same time. Beginning this for #japanesethriller for #booked2018

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The Best of Me | Nicholas Sparks
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I read this for #booked2018 #beachread. (Yes I am very far behind, yay work) I tend to read Nicholas Sparks a lot in the summer since they are easy, if not somewhat predictable reads. Once again I enjoyed his book. I did figure one thing out at the end, but it wasn't as predictable as I expected.
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen A beach read in December is perfect, even if you aren‘t at the beach 😉I just read a really “light”book and it was so much fun 4y
MoMogrl @Cinfhen that book sounds so fun. I just stacked it. 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! I read it in a day....total #braincandy 🍬🍭🍬🍭🍬 4y
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So I haven't been on Litsy much this year because a merger at work and subsequent issues with ridiculous overtime and stress. It didn't leave me with much energy for reading. Thankfully things have calmed down a little. Actually read this book for my job as they arranged "book clubs" choosing this to be first to try to fix some issues after the merger. .... Continued in comments

MoMogrl I took a lot out of this book and think anyone who needs to work as a team should read it. I have seen some positive changes between our two offices as a result of our discussions. Sadly some people chose not to read it although it would have been very beneficial for everyone to. 4y
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The Best of Me | Nicholas Sparks
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I was going to go outside to the porch to read, but #jack had other plans. Started the tagged book for #booked2018 #beachread. #blackcatsoflitsy

The funniest part about this is I didn't originally have the blanket on my lap. He won't snuggle unless I put the blanket down.

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Although this took me a while to finish (mostly do to life stresses) I enjoyed reading this. You do have to enjoy first hand accounts which aren't always entertaining, but I found that I didn't want to put it down. There are parts that are slow, a normal thing for nonfiction, but overall it was an easy read when I had time. Read for #booked2018 #setoutdoors

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My Saturday plans. #bookandbeer

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So I have been really silent on here for a couple months. Work has been absolutely crazy to the point that I have been so stressed at times I can't even think about reading. Finally have a week off and am finally back at it. Currently reading the tagged book.

Bklover Welcome back! Let us know how the book is - there are no reviews yet! 4y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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I just couldn't do this. I really enjoyed Hunger and expected the same from this book. It didn't feel like a book about feminism just a book about how society is wrong about basically everything. While I agree things need to change I just couldn't do it after the fifth chapter referencing rape and rape culture. Bailed about 50% through

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book was awful. Well, in that the title was completely misleading. It wasn't about feminism. It was just a random collection of her thoughts. I wish she'd stick to fiction, because An Untamed State is one of my favourite books, but I don't see myself reading another of her memoir type books again. 4y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I really enjoyed this book. A great look at friendship and family. I loved the ups, downs, highs, and lows. Characters are very relatable. I wish I had had the time to read during the buddy read because it would have been great to participate in the discussions. Read for #booked2018 #friendship
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

alisiakae Awesome pick for #friendship!! 4y
Cinfhen I bailed on this book months ago but now I‘m regretting the decision...NEED to get a copy back 4y
MoMogrl @Cinfhen I don't blame you for bailing, it was a slow read at times and some things I just couldn't relate to. In the end I really enjoyed it though. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Another prompt finished! 🙌🏻🙌🏻♥️♥️ 4y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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I absolutely loved this book. I was drawn in from the very beginning. I predicted at least part of the twist at the end about halfway through, however the writing made me forget and I was shocked when it occurred. Will definitely read the sequel.
This is #blameitonlitsy for #booked2018
I am still working on Animators for #friendship and Annapurna for #aboutorsetoutdoors
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

alisiakae I‘m reading this soon for #popsugar2018 #cyberpunk! Glad you liked it! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick!!👏🏻👏🏻 4y
mrozzz Such a good series.... 4y
Cinfhen I just heard the sequel is amazing...right @mrozzz !!!! I‘m actually looking forward to reading this series now after Mel & her adorable fiancé @BookBee89 sold it ❣️ 4y
mrozzz Ha! Yay! It‘s definitely worth a read ☺️ @Cinfhen 4y
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