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Nessavamusic

Nessavamusic

Joined January 2018

I love a wide variety of books but gravitate towards fantasy and romance. 📚🐶
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The Helm of Midnight by Marina Lostetter
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Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse
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The Belle and the Beard | Kate Canterbary
Bailedbailed

I am bailing on this. It very much needs edits. It‘s too long, repetitive and it cannot quite decide on tone. It starts like a rom-com, then feels like a semi-dark romance. A friend said it felt like a shifter romance w/out shifters and that seems accurate. Not rating as I only made it 50%, but would not recommend.

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Weekenders | Mary Kay Andrews
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My #Weekendreading plans for the end of #MarvelousMay #Readathon

📖Fevered Star - 54/384 pages -reintroducing characters so far
📖The Belle & the Beard 50% - not loving this one, if it weren‘t for a book club I probably would dnf
🎧The Helm of Midnight 7% - started this morning and I am already hooked
📚The Wedding Crasher - library hold popped, up next once I finish bad book club pick.

Andrew65 Should be a great finish to the Readathon. 😊 5h
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Many Junes | Archibald Marshall
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For June I am returning to a set TBR, as I will be on summer break! #litsyteachers
I have a wide variety of genres on deck, and many of my most anticipated reads. I am most looking forward to Oathbringer and The Poison Song - continuing my new favorite epic fantasy series of the year.
I will again be participating in #bookspin #doublespin & #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView So not ready for June!😳 12h
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Roll the Dice | Robbie Cox
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Here are my #Roll100 picks for June!
One I have already finished yay!
King of Battle & Blood by Scarlett St. Clair
&
Island Queen by Vanessa Riley
Anyone read these? June TBR coming next!

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They Never Learn | Layne Fargo
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A very entertaining, dark revenge thriller. A female professor gets revenge on men that do not pay for their wrongs. This is a fun twisty story that is very satisfying. I may be a little twisted for saying that but 🤷‍♀️4⭐️
#bookspinbingo - Bingo!
#MarvelousMay #Readathon

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 This is on my TBR 5h
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The First Sister | Linden A. Lewis
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I really enjoyed it, though the last third was a little rocky. The first two thirds had me not wanting to stop reading though. An intriguing future, with strong inspiration from The Handmaids Tale. With lgbtq+ representation and very interesting social commentary. But the last act didn‘t quite stick the ending. I look forward to more in the series.
#NSR22 - hard sci-fi/speculative
#bookspinbingo - book cart
#marvelousmay #readathob

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Here is my #WeeklyForecast for May 15-21

Currently Reading:
📖The Belle & the Beard - just started
🎧The First Sister - just started
📖Fevered Star - 10%

Up Next:
📚The Half-Orc‘s Bride
📚Everything for You
📚Senlin Ascends

Cinfhen Some of these covers are so striking!!! Hope they‘re just as good inside the pages 😍🤩enjoy 🧡 6d
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Written in the Stars: A Novel | Alexandria Bellefleur
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This was a quality contemporary romance about two women who begin with a fake dating set up that grows into more. It was just a fairly typical setup, so I was wavering at borderline pick, but the declaration at the end was excellent. 4⭐️
Another #roll100 read done & #bookspinbingo Bingo!

PuddleJumper Sounds cute! 6d
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 6d
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Juniper Hill | Devney Perry
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I loved this continuation of a series about a family in Montana and the people they fall in love with. This one features a single mom trying to make a fresh start and her cranky landlord (who is part of the family). This is a steamy contemporary romance with just a touch of intrigue. I enjoyed it, though predictable. 4⭐️

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Here is #BookReport for May 8-14 no amazing reads this week, and two DNF‘s

Finished:
🎧Part of Your World 4.5⭐️
🎧A Farewell to Arms 4⭐️
🎧Stuck With You 4⭐️
📔Solitaire 3.5⭐️
🎧Below Zero 4⭐️
📔Gallant 3⭐️

DNF - Sea Witch & Ruthless Stranger

Currently Reading:
🎧Written in the Stars
📖Juniper Hill

Cinfhen Still lots of 4 & 4.5 stars💕💕💕💕great week‼️ 7d
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Gallant | V E Schwab
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Mehso-so

This book is a mood more than anything else. It paints a beautiful, dark gothic locale; both with the prose and the art within the book. However, the plot and characterization is just not fully fleshed out. It drags the first two thirds of the book with vivid imagery, then rushes through the actual story the last third. Not a bad read, just meh. The book itself is gorgeous though, especially this #illumicrate edition. 3⭐️

Ddzmini Love the illustrations 🤗 5d
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The First Sister | Linden A. Lewis
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“The new fool captain arrives in two hours, so I sort my belongings and pack them into a small bag.”
#FirstLineFridays

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s that time again! #MarvelousMay #Readathon is here. Here are my reading plans, though I have a very busy week so we‘ll see how this goes.
Currently reading:
🎧Written in the Stars 36%
📖Juniper Hill 16%
📖Gallant 50%

After that I hope to start:
📚Fevered Star
🎧The First Sister

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 1w
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Staycation | Dennison Berwick, Simone Pertuiset
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I cannot resist a swap! Signed up for another - #staycationtimeswap this is going to be a fun one!

Head to @DinoMom or @Chrissyreadit to join in.

DinoMom Yay!!! 1w
Chrissyreadit 🎉🙌🎉 1w
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The third novella of series of STEM rom-coms, features two NASA employees, a misunderstanding and Norway icy wastelands. This was also very cute and steamy. I really enjoyed all three of this series. They all work as standalones and are great on audiobook. 4⭐️

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Bailedbailed

Okay KU, enough of the mafia romance. It is just not for me. For as much as BookTube loves this sub genre, just nope.

CarolynM I agree, the mafia, bikie gang, bodyguard tropes leave me cold. 1w
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Stuck with You | Ali Hazelwood
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This was a fun rom-com novella. This is book 2 in a trilogy about women in STEM and the guys they fall for. This one features a Meet Cute, a not quite one night stand, a big misunderstanding and a stuck elevator. These do work as standalones. A fun quick 4⭐️ read.
First #bookspinbingo!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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Solitaire | Alice Oseman
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This is a hard one to review, it was a sadder book then I expected after reading Heartstopper (this takes place during Volume 4) but focuses on Tori. It has a very different tone, and deals heavily with depression, so know that going in. For a book written by a 17 yo it is impressive, but it does show her age at times. 3.5⭐️

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Fevered Star | Rebecca Roanhorse
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#Two4Tuesday
1. Tagged for sure, which I have posted before. It is coming up next on my physical TBR.
2. Yes, but only instrumental music. Music with lyrics distracts me.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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Sea Witch | Sarah Henning
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Bailedbailed

Sad to bail on this for now. It just feels very YA stereotypical fantasy romance. Though the world is unique, it just has a very sad dreary vibe that I am not in the mood for. One of my #Roll100 picks

PuddleJumper Another one off the list, that's great! 2w
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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I‘ve watched some mixed reviews of this one, but I really liked it. Spent the day listening to it while doing the adorable succulent Lego set. This is a contemporary romance/women‘s fiction book with a couple from two very different worlds. There is also a derpy dog and adorable baby goat. Need I say more? See comments for some tough subjects. 4.5⭐️

Nessavamusic Triggers for: emotional and physical abuse & gaslighting 2w
Karisa Book sounds so intriguing. Love the legos! I think my daughter might need that set for her dorm room. 😊 2w
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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My #WeekendReads
I finished a few things yesterday, but still in progress:
1. 🎧tagged, physical book - Gallant by VE Schwab, library book - Solitaire by Alice Oseman & KU book - Ruthless Stranger by Maggie Cole
2. Tulips
3. Getting outside because we are finally getting some Spring weather, reading of course! Binging Moon Knight now that all the episodes are out.

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My #BookReport for May 1-7
Finished:
📔Heartstopper Vol 4 - 5⭐️
📔When Heroes Fall - 4⭐️
🎧Words of Radiance - 5⭐️ new all time favorite
🎧Sunreach - 4⭐️
this winter - 4⭐️

#WeeklyForecast
In Progress:
📖Gallant - 20%
📖Solitaire - 25%
🎧Part of Your World - just started
Up Next:
📚Fevered Star
🎧Sea Witch
📚The Poison Song

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Continuing to satisfy my Heartstopper love with this novella which takes place at the same time as Volume 4. This one is bittersweet, but still lovely. 4⭐️

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Sunreach (Skyward Flight: Novella 1) | Brandon Sanderson, Janci Patterson
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This was a fun side journey in the Skyward series. This follows the characters of the first two books and I won‘t say more as I do not want to spoil anything. The slugs are so cute! 4⭐️

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When Heroes Fall | Giana Darling
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This was a fun read. This is a dark mafia forbidden romance. It is the first of a duology, also it referenced characters in previous books by the author, which I have not read and I had no problem reading it. A criminal defense attorney hates her client, a mafia don. Fun times and action ensue. Note some trigger warnings in comments. 4⭐️
#romantsy

Nessavamusic Trigger warnings for: ectopic pregnancy, infertility, references cheating & sexual slavery of other characters, but not the main couple (in previous books) 2w
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Gallant | V E Schwab
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“The master of the house stands at the garden wall.”
#firstlinefridays

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Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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This was phenomenal. I enjoyed book 1, but like all epic fantasy book 1‘s, it was heavy on world building and introduction of characters, so it took a long time to get to the action. This is 1300 pages of action and amazing characters. This is a beautiful high fantasy world and this book is added to my favorite reads of all time. I am a full on Sanderson fan now! 5⭐️
#Chunksterchallenge - 1310 pages!
#NSR22 - epic fantasy
#bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! That's a serious chunkster!!! 2w
Amiable Great job! My son loved this book, too. 2w
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#Two4Tuesday
1. We‘ll I always bring my Kindle and have many audiobooks downloaded. Sometimes 1-2 physical books too. You never want to run out of anything to read right?
2. Usually yes.

TheSpineView It would be a tragedy if we run out of reading material on vacation! 😱 Thanks for playing! 3w
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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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Here is my #tbr book cart for this month!

KristiAhlers That‘s a happy cart! 3w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Here is my May #bookspinbingo card
My #bookspin pick will be from my book cart - going to make it Words of Radiance second half
My #doublespin pick will be something I own on my Kindle - probably Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

This might be a lighter reading month due to many work commitments (end of the year band teacher - concerts!). So we‘ll see what I get to.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Combining this week!
First my #BookReport for Apr24-20
📔Someday, Someday 5⭐️
📔Gossamer in the Darkness 4⭐️
📔Dearest Rogue 3.5⭐️
📚Heartstopper Vol 1-4 all 5⭐️

#WeeklyForecast
In Progress:
🎧Words of Radiance 65% - so so so good
📖When Heroes Fall 30%
📖Gallant 5%
Up Next:
🎧Part of Your World
📖Solitaire

Cinfhen Amazing 🤩 3w
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Heartstopper: Volume 4 | Alice Oseman
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Finished my Heartstopper series read. This one is the toughest to read because it deals with some very serious topics - see comments for content warnings. But it is done with care, positivity and realistically. As with the whole series it is beautiful drawn and wonderful. 5⭐️ Cannot wait for Vol 5!
2nd book done for #20in4 #Readathon

Nessavamusic Warnings for: Self Harm, eating disorders, bullying 3w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
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Here are my #AprilReadingStats
23 books read
3 DNF
7 physical books
9 audiobooks
4 KU
3 Kindle owned

5⭐️Reads: Someday, Someday, Artificial Condition, all the Heartstoppers, Munro, and my favorite read of the month The Bitter Twins.

A great reading month!

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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I almost completed my #bookspinbingo card! I just could not finish Words of Radiance in time, it is 1300+ pages. I did get half way through though!
#bookspin & #doublespin books done!
10 #bingos
A bunch of books off my #tbr
Looking forward to another great month of reading!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 3w
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Dearest Rogue | Elizabeth Hoyt
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This is book 8 in the Maiden Lane series, it can be read as a standalone but does include characters from previous books. I enjoyed this historical romance featuring the blind sister of an overprotective Duke and her bodyguard, a former Dragoon. There is a nefarious plot to kidnap her and have her married off for reasons. It was fun, a slower burn then typical of this series. 3.5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - 2 bingos!
#20in4 #Readathon

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Continuing my reread of this wonderful YA Graphic Novel series. Our friends go to Paris and much is figured out and shared. I have already watched the show on Netflix all the way through twice. See comments for content warnings in this one. 5⭐️

Nessavamusic Warnings for bullying, self harm and eating disorders 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Yay another #20in4 #Readathon
So my goals for the weekend:
1. Try to finish Words of Radiance which is SO GOOD
2. Also try to finish Dearest Rogue, which is also great
3. Continuing When Heroes Fall
4. Continue reread of Heartstopper with Vol 3 & 4
Because the show was incredible, you should all go watch it. I will probably rewatch it too.

Andrew65 Good luck 😊 3w
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No surprise, fun read from Kristen Ashley. I know what I‘m going to get with her books and that is why I love them. Sassy banter, steamy romance and a fun crew of characters. Ever wished GoT was more female centric, funny and with genuine romance? This series is a great choice. 4⭐️
#romantsy

KristiAhlers She is one of my favorite authors! Loved this one 💜 3w
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#wondrouswednesday

🌸Tagged, also Heartstopper graphic novels
🌸I love being part of this bookish community!
🌸Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse-on the top of my May tbr

TracyReadsBooks Fevered Star is excellent! I enjoyed it just as much as the first book. 3w
Nessavamusic @TracyReadsBooks Yay good to hear! 3w
Eggs Thanks for playing 🌸 3w
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Lothaire | Kresley Cole
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Yes, as long as their redemption makes sense.
2. Tagged, if you know you know

@TheSpineView

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I‘ve signed up for #sliceofsummerswap
You should too!
Head over to @Catsandbooks to join in the fun!
#soss

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 🍋 ☀️ 4w
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Here is my #MayTBR
My more free tbr for April worked great so I‘m doing it again. Here is my book cart with books I most want to get to. On top are some in progress and my physical #Roll100 picks. I also will try to chip away at my Kindle & Audible tbr.
I will be participating in #bookspin #doublespin & #bookspinbingo as well as various regular Readathons & ongoing challenges.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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Here are my #roll100 picks!

54 - Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
84 (finished 85 & 86) - Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur
96 - Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

lirahlu Great use of DnD dice 4w
PuddleJumper Good luck! 4w
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Someday, Someday | Emma Scott
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This was quite the surprise read. A KU, M/M Contemporary romance, this deals with some very heavy topics. These include drug addiction recovery, conversion therapy and emotional abuse. It is a beautiful book, very sad and hard to read at times but worth it. I definitely want to read more by Emma Scott. 5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - bingo!
#NSR22 - Contemporary romance

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4w
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Blackbirds | Chuck Wendig
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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one. Just getting a sense I will not like it. Such bad luck with my #roll100 picks! Both ended up being DNF‘s.

PuddleJumper Ah well! You tried 4w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Here is my #WeeklyForecast for Apr 24-30

Current Reads:
🎧/📖Words of Radiance - 125/1303
📖Someday, Someday - 50%
📖Blackbirds - just starting

Up Next:
📚Gossamer in the Darkness & When Heroes Fall on my Kindle
🎧Rogue Protocol - might get to this, the Sanderson is a mighty chunkster

Cinfhen My son loves Sanderson but they are VERY CHUNKY! We share an Audible account and some of his books are literally 60 + hours!!! 4w
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Animals | Ceridwen Dovey
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Oh my goodness @rachelsbrittain this was such an amazing box! Such cute books, I absolutely love the book sleeve and I‘ve had Hollow Kingdom on my TBR forever so now I actually own it I will get to it sooner.
Thank you @ShelleyBooksie & @DinoMom for hosting the #litsylovesanimals swap!

rachelsbrittain I'm so glad you like it 😄 4w
DinoMom Wonderful package. I loved How to be a good creature! 4w
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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This was a fascinating quick read, that I‘m tempted to reread right away to see all the twists throughout. I don‘t want to say much about this book except it has time travel and interweaving time lines. I look forward to discussing this with my RL book club! 4.5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - bingo!

Nutmegnc Sounds great!! 1mo
Nutmegnc Placed a hold at my state elibrary and the wait is several months. 😢 I‘m 132 in line!! 😱 (edited) 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I love it when you finish a book and just want to reread it now that you have the “key“! 4w
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Booksforever (Australian Bookseller) Book Search Service | Caloundra, QLD, Australia (Bookstore)
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What are you reading today?
#worldbookday

Patchshank Hoping to finish it. I started it awhile ago but got side tracked. 1mo
Twainy Middlegame 1mo
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