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Owlizabeth

Owlizabeth

Joined May 2016

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Practice of Generalist Social Work by Julie Birkenmaier, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education Julie Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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The Princess Trap | Talia Hibbert
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Opened my library book this morning to find this gem. I adore when people leave things like this in books for other to find!!

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Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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I started rereading this trilogy because I saw she wrote a new book in the world (while I was WANDERING THE RECENTLY REOPENED LIBRARY 💃🏻) and omg I forgot how interesting the premise was. I‘m super enjoying my visit to the Tearling.

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Holy wow, this book is freaking AWESOME. Incredibly epic start to a trilogy, refreshingly draws from indigenous American cultures which just, y‘know, so much fantasy is based in European culture and it‘s all the freaking same. This was most definitely not. I loved it. It drew me in steadily, until I was so wrapped up I couldn‘t do anything but finish. Now I just have to wait for the next installment. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Beachesnbooks just finished this & LOVED it!!! 8mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Absolutely loved this too! Can't wait for the next one. 8mo
Owlizabeth @Beachesnbooks @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I‘m still thinking about it over two books later! Just absolutely blown away!! 8mo
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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Holy crap. This book fucking wrecked me. I was not expecting that. I, like, got teary more than once. And grinned a lot. And had to cool off a few times too. This book feels so much more mature, Nesta is very much a woman and the language and sexyfuntimes definitely reflect that. I wish I could recommend this as a stand-alone to those who were turned off by the YA-ness of Feyre‘s story. I cannot wait for whatever Maas does next.

Jen_Reads It made me so happy to see this series finally in the adult fantasy section of Barnes and noble. 9mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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A very good friend is having a very hard time and asked me if she could borrow some fantasy to escape her reality. I think I showed excellent restraint and range...

Seriously, what a gift she gave me! Reading is such a solitary love, it‘s rare I get to share it in this way. I doubt I‘m the only litten who has a special love for giving books, especially when there are so few other things to provide in tough times. The only healing I can provide...

Julsmarshall Love this, what a great friend you are 😃 9mo
AmyG She is lucky to have you. There are some wonderful books there. 9mo
Christine I love everything about this post (other than the hard times your friend is going through). ❤️ 9mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Excellent selection. 👏 9mo
Kenyazero I heard you're having a hard time, how about World War Z to manage your anxiety? 😆 9mo
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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The countdown-to-release-date-reread begins!!! Stoooooooked for #nessian!!!!

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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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I really fucking loved this book. I loved how unapologetic it was - it is messy and sprawling and weird and so incredibly queer - and proud of it. It is dark and spooky and delicious. It is sexy and overblown and winking and witchy. It is the first time you almost felt grown up, a campfire with slightly older kids and sticky sweet alcohol and laughter and shivers and shadows and undercurrents you don‘t understand yet but crave. 4 1/2👍🏼

LeahBergen Fantastic review! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
readordierachel Fabulous review! Really looking forward to this one. 10mo
Owlizabeth @readordierachel @LeahBergen thanks!! 🤗🤗🤗 10mo
ShelleyBooksie Your review makes me want to read this! 10mo
batsy Excellent review. Now I really want to read this! 10mo
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The romance reader | Pearl Abraham
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I maybe started a #romance #bookstagram out of boredom the other day...

If you‘re interested in my #romantsy thoughts, come find me! @ hitachi_and_kindle

Yes! It is named after my preferred “self-care” tools!

ErinSueMreads Hitachi and kidle has killed me dead ☠☠☠☠☠🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 11mo
Mrs_B Hahaha that‘s brilliant. 🤣 11mo
Owlizabeth @ErinSueMreads what can I say? I know how to party! 🤣 11mo
ErinSueMreads I'm thoroughly entertained and now following! 11mo
christinaberry13 I legit followed you in Instagram just because of that name and then I came here after doing a tag search for #sexy. 😂 😂 10mo
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Happy new year, my beautiful Littens!

suvata Awesome 👏🏻 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow 👏🎉 11mo
Bookzombie This is awesome! 11mo
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LeahBergen Happy New Year! 11mo
La_Cori Awsome! 📚👏 Happy New Year 🎉🎆🥂 11mo
thewallflower0707 Happy New Year 🎊🎈 11mo
Simona Happy New Year 🥂🍾 11mo
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WHAT A TREAT!!!! This trilogy is ABSOLUTELY GENIUS. Seriously one of the most complex worlds I‘ve entered, well built and innovative and surprising, filled with complicated characters and questions about existence itself without feeling navel gaze-y or smug. This is my favorite type of fantasy, where gods and magic are used to examine reality. If you need an escape that is thrilling and feeling and engaging and interesting, read this. 5👍🏼

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City of Miracles | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I love this series so much - and this rings so very true for our current world. RJB is a goldang genius.

bibliobliss Love this 11mo
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Devil in Winter | Lisa Kleypas
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I‘ve read the first two books in this series, but I‘m out. As much as I love the heroines, I cannot bring myself to read Sebastian‘s “redemption” story. (SPOILER) He kidnapped a woman with the intent to force her into marriage while repeatedly threatening to rape her so her fiancée will no longer want her! Because he‘s broke and needs her fortune! WHAT. Oh, but he assures her he‘ll make sure she ENJOYS THE RAPE. Because he‘s so good at sex.???

Owlizabeth NOTHING will make me drop a book faster than turning a RAPIST into a romantic hero. Call me a misandrist, but just kill him gruesomely and find someone WHO DOES NOT THINK THAT RAPE IS OKAY. 12mo
That-Bookish-Hiker Ugh I hate those kind of story lines. Rape, sexual assault or sex trafficking is not romantic and I wish romance writers would stop writing it. I get that is some people‘s fav trope but it‘s a no for me. 12mo
sprainedbrain Ick. On what planet is any of that sexy. 12mo
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Esau | Philip Kerr
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So, Douglas Preston has a fascinating article in the New Yorker about remains found in the Himalayas and DNA and anthropology and totally reminded me of this book. I remember getting it on audioCASSETTE (👵🏻) at the library because it was very long and being absolutely captivated. Like, I still think about it, 20some years later. I‘d love to do a reread, but my libraries don‘t have it and I‘m worried it wouldn‘t hold up at all. Have you read it?

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Door of Bruises | Sierra Simone
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Okay, this is the final book in the Thornchapel quartet and, whew, Sierra *almost* pulls it off. I didn‘t love the ending, it was sadder than I wanted - I‘ve been spoiled by #romance HEAs. But, if you‘re looking for broody, kinky, magic-ish, poly, bi, sexually explicit romance - this is absolutely amazing. Overall, one of my absolute favorite series that I will definitely revisit. Beautiful setting, diverse characters & all the heartache. 4.5👍🏼

Owlizabeth (Image stolen from IG) 12mo
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Her Naughty Holiday | Tiffany Reisz
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🥵🥵🥵 Quite possibly the sexiest exchange I‘ve ever read... Also, young Harrison with a beard is...mmhmm, yes, please and thank youuuuuuu.

(So glad I remembered hoopla today! My library doesn‘t have this on libby and I was so bummed. Now I am very much the opposite of bummed 🥰)

daena Swoooooonnn💖 12mo
Reggie Everybody knows best Harrison Ford is Working Girl late 80s with Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver Sexy takes his office shirt off Harrison Ford. Lol I‘m sorry. (edited) 12mo
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Rhythm of War | Brandon Sanderson
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This YouTube video gives a primer on the world of Roshar, where the Stormlight Archive is set. Very, very cool.

One of the many personal disappointments of 2020 has been my reduced attention span. I was so excited for book 4 when it was announced and now? Too much work!

But this video has fanned the spark... If you‘ve been thinking about reading the series, this will help!

#cosmere

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=xL4M7Yx0SSE

Eelijah Yessss👌🏽😌 12mo
daena Thanks for sharing. I‘m going to check this out. I am feeling the pull to finally start the series. A bit late to the party...but ready to dive in! 12mo
Owlizabeth @daena I would never recommend an almost 20 minute video, but this gives you an excellent feel for the world. And I‘m pretty sure the series has been designed to be 10 books, so you are early!! 12mo
daena Just watched it. I‘m fully in. 12mo
Owlizabeth @daena HECK YEAH! 12mo
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Crazy Stupid Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Excellent addition to my favorite fantasy series!!

I truly love the Bromance Book Club. I love the idea of men taking it upon themselves to teach one another about emotional maturity and feminism. Of men deciding to be vulnerable with the women they love and also with their male friends. Of men who cry and take women seriously.

Truly, a beautiful fantasy.

This book: decent addition, less book club than I like, but some amazing growth. 4👍🏼

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City of Stairs | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Strong female lead? ✅ Innovative magic system? ✅ Impeccable world building? ✅ Slowly unfolding mystery that ends up blowing your mind? ✅✅✅

Seriously excellent fantasy challenges how we view our reality. This book questions our relationship with the gods and how a society falls and conquers, the importance of history. It is immersive and consuming. A fully satisfying story that sets up the trilogy, I cannot recommend RJB highly enough. 5👍🏼

Bookworm54 I love this series! Hoping to start one of his other books in the new year :) 12mo
Owlizabeth @Bookworm54 Foundryside was the first of his I read and absolutely fell in love. So interesting and different!! 12mo
aa_guer2021 Sounds fascinating! I already have it on my TBR. 12mo
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Bad Bachelor | Stefanie London
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Nope. I‘m at 23% and actively dislike everyone in this book. And the premise. And everything. It is both boring and annoying.

(It does not help that I am MAX CRANKY today. So little time for this dumb bullshit.)

Aims42 I‘ve had those books where I‘ve thought, “ughhh, everyone in this book is stupid” 😂 Life‘s too short for irritating books 👍🏻 12mo
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Written in the Stars: A Novel | Alexandria Bellefleur
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A F|F, Pride & Prejudice flavored, fake dating, opposites attract, adorkable romcom where the characters are believable and multifaceted, the situation just outlandish enough but every knows it, and the troubles were sincere and heartbreaking. And! The troubles have nothing to do with this being a same sex relationship, which is usually the case. And and!! The sexysex is sexy. Queer females are finally getting some good romances!!! 4👍🏼

StayCurious Great review! 12mo
Bookzombie I have this on hold and I‘m looking forward to it! (edited) 12mo
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TFW you have spent all evening scrolling Libby to find something to suit your mood, you make a decision, settle in to read, and this screen appears. #notmyday

readordierachel Oh no! Hope it resolves 🤞🏼 13mo
peaknit I have this often with my latest paper white...ive had it about a year and it‘s frustrating! Ugh. (edited) 13mo
Owlizabeth @peaknit @readordierachel it was a fairly quick update, I just hate that it does it with no warning and no option of delaying it!! 13mo
peaknit I just had it as well, it‘s upsetting when I‘m not expecting it, and always when I want to read at 2am when I can‘t sleep. Lol! I have no patience. (edited) 13mo
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Simmer Down | Sarah Smith
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This was SO BORING. I was excited about an enemies-to-lovers food truck battle between a Brit and Filipina set in Maui. But, except for referencing lumpia every other page, you‘d have no idea that Nikki is Filipina. And there is basically no character development for...Liam? I honestly can‘t remember and I spent the entire day reading the book. I love romance for it‘s inevitability, I want an HEA, but there‘s gotta be some sizzle. Ugh, so bland.

Reggie Yes, I agree. It‘s not enough to say they are a diverse character. The character needs to feel real also. Also side note: I‘ve never been a seafood person but just by how many times Gordon has made chefs redo scallops, I always want to try them. Lol 13mo
Owlizabeth @Reggie I mean, part of me is like, I don‘t want a caricature of a person‘s culture, right? And maybe it‘s a progress of sorts to have a Filipina character who only relates to the food? Like, I‘m not trying to say BE MORE ETHNIC. But, idk, a little? Maybe it‘s some internal personal stuff I need to sort that “boring generic American female” means “white” to me? Diversify my notion of basic?? 13mo
Reggie So I read this romance earlier from Tess Bailey that I liked. She had a MC woman whose parents were from Argentina and she was married to a guy whose parents were from Puerto Rico. He called her honey girl which drove me nuts because if you know any Latino/x culture, and I know we‘re not all the same but if his parents are from there he would have called her Amor, mi vida, mi Alma, something that would have signified his character was 👇🏼 13mo
Reggie authentic. Can I suggest trying Mia Hopkins Eastside Brewery series. I felt her characters were of a Latino/x background and they felt real. Just if you‘re interested. 13mo
Flingogal Oh no, it looked good 13mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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Okay wow. I went in blind and so glad I did. I was able to slowly descend into Piranesi‘s world, which is strange and beautiful and mysterious. This book has a plot, which is interesting?, but the glory is in the writing - sharp and brilliant. It just absolutely worked for me, the story building momentum as we discover more and more about the world. How I‘d love to visit the House! Weird and lovely, an immersive tale I‘ll cherish. Absolutely 5👍🏼

batsy Lovely review! This is high on my wanted books. 13mo
SamAnne I can‘t wait for this one! 13mo
Aims42 Great review!! I agree 100% 👍🏻🙌🏻 13mo
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Cathythoughts Oh I want to try this one soon ... great review 13mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Cathythoughts me too, I see it everywhere (with good reviews) 💫 13mo
Cathythoughts @TheNeverendingTBR I just ordered it for my son for his birthday ( he loved Johnathan Strange years ago ) ... Also going to try a sample on kindle today & probably end up just getting it 😁👍🏻❤️ 13mo
MayJasper It sounds intriguing 😊 13mo
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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This was good! Not incredible, I like my romances with a little more spice and a little less drama, but this made me legitimately laugh more than once. The MCs reminded me of David and Patrick from Schitt‘s Creek, as this was an opposites attract sitch, but very British. There really wasn‘t much groundbreaking going on here, but good emotional growth and it wasn‘t too outlandish. Great for reading while keeping an eye on Kornacki. 3 1/2👍🏼

ReadingEnvy I was surprised how light the spice was, but feel weird saying so. it almost felt like the author getting nervous lol 12mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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As a balm for my anxiety, I have been turning to The Great Pottery Throw Down, which is genuinely interesting and lovely. The above pictured person is a contestant in season two. And not only is he incredibly talented, he‘s besties with his gran and super helpful and kind. And as someone who devours #romance novels...I mean COME ON, let‘s get this story published already.

How are you handling the election hellscape?

#romantsy #thirstyaf

Eyelit Is this a show streaming somewhere? I‘m intrigued by the the thought of a pottery making contest a la the great British bake off (which is what I‘m picturing in my head) 13mo
Owlizabeth @Eyelit it‘s on HBO Max! It‘s originally a BBC show and actually made by the same production company! Very much GBBO vibes. 13mo
Eyelit Well, boo. I was hoping for Netflix or Hulu or something. Now I have to look into HBO Max 😂 thanks for the heads up on the sho tho! 13mo
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zezeki @Eyelit You can check on YouTube for full episodes, there probably won't be entire seasons, but if you just want to give it a watch to see how you like it, I definitely recommend looking it up there. 13mo
sprainedbrain I have HBOMAX... 👀 👀 13mo
readordierachel This picture already looks like a romance novel cover, so that's that taken care of 😂 13mo
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Fangs | Sarah Andersen
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This was the perfect little Halloweenie bite! A collection of quick comics about a vampire and werewolf who are dating, it‘s very sharp and very sweet at the same time. Another side of Sarah Andersen, I absolutely loved it. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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I‘m having one of those days where my depression is obsessed with the fact that there will always be more books that I want to read than I have time to read. I‘m a little weepy and doomscrolling libby.

(Preeeetty sure this is my brain‘s way of handling election anxiety...oh god I just need it to be over already)

Anyways, I might bump my GR goal to 250?? That would essentially mean a book a day for the rest of the year...

vivastory Hey, we're twins! I'm at 190 & my challenge is 200. I raised mine to 250 for a minute & then reset it, just bc I need at least one thing this year to go right 😂 13mo
LiteraryinLawrence I totally hear you with spiraling thoughts. Probably election related (and just 2020 related) even though the thoughts themselves are not about the election. Hang in there! I have found that there is a sweet spot with my reading. If I go for too much quantity, I lose some of the quality because I'm just looking to finish books. Even if we somehow had time to read all the books, we couldn't possibly enjoy them. Read what you can? 13mo
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The Duke Who Didn't | Courtney Milan
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Yes, I read A LOT of romance. No, it is not all created equally! Yes, there is a romance at the center of the story, but it is much more about family and duty and finding your place in the world and knowing who you are and what you want. Set in a delightfully egalitarian village of mostly immigrants, it was fun and educational and made my stomach growl. Absolutely recommend, especially if current events have your anxiety at 100000% 4 👍🏼 way up!!

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Her Halloween Treat | Tiffany Reisz
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When did Harlequin books get good?? I mean, I‘ve really embraced romance in a way that I‘d never have believed, but I‘ve always dismissed Harlequin books as the trashiest of trash. But then, @intothehallofbooks and @4thhouseontheleft both posted about this book yesterday and I said why the hell not? So pleasantly surprised! This was funny and cute and steamy and involved adults acting like adults. Short and sweet, absolutely recommend.

4thhouseontheleft Same!! I‘ve always dismissed Harlequin books, but I am glad I put aside my prejudice to give one a chance. I mean it‘s not great literature, but it was better than quite a few mainstream romance books I‘ve read in recent years. 13mo
intothehallofbooks Yay!!! I REALLY love Harlequin romance because they have everything from their “Heartwarming” line to their “Blaze” line. I love almost all of their romances because they‘re so easy and palate-cleansing, plus I love the HEA‘s. There really is something for everyone. So glad you enjoyed!! I plan on reading the Thanksgiving and Christmas books in this series too. 13mo
Sace I read and enjoyed this one last year. I confess I've read quite a few Harlequin books and they aren't half bad. Sometimes the titles though are 🙄 13mo
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Owlizabeth @Sace you should check out @romancenovelsformywife on IG - some of THE WORST of Harlequin- there are A LOT of secret baby plot lines? So that‘s where a lot of my current impressions are coming from. But this one definitely opened my eyes. @intothehallofbooks @4thhouseontheleft 13mo
EclecticBookLover Tiffany Reisz is great! I loved all three in the men at work series. I plan on re-reading the Thanksgiving one this year. 13mo
ravenlee I used to dismiss Harlequin because my grandmother loved the secret baby/instant family garbage that used to be their main output. But the Blaze line actually has some good reads. I enjoy Leslie Kelly, and most of hers seem to be Harlequins. I loved the Reisz holiday trio! 13mo
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Spoiler Alert | Olivia Dade
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I. Loved. This. Book. Come for the fat female protagonist who is confident and accomplished and caring and smart. Stay for the famous actor male protagonist who is shy and insecure and struggling with his image. Fall in love with the relationship between two adults who respect each other, who discuss their feelings and are introspective.

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Owlizabeth Don‘t get me wrong, I love brats and enemies to lovers and drama, but it is damn refreshing to have a romance novel that feels mature. Also, hooray for unapologetically geeking out over fandoms and geology and learning. A very rare 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼. 13mo
Traci1 I don't generally do romance-y stuff, but your review hooked me. 13mo
Butterfinger Great review 13mo
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Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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Today‘s was too perfect! #librarylove

batsy 😆💜 13mo
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Grand: A Memoir | Sara Schaefer
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I am SO EXCITED for today‘s #libraryhaul! I‘ve been looking forward to both of these books for such a long time.

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Conventionally Yours | Annabeth Albert
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This was a sweet M/M new adult romance taking place during a road trip to a Magic the Gathering-esque tournament and convention. It was dorky and cute, with a neurodiverse protagonist, enby bestie and lots of queer supporting characters. It was light and fun, perfect company during a terrible migraine day. Sexyfuntimes were very tame, if that‘s a concern. Overall, 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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As a mad devourer of historical romance, this just tickled me.

Megabooks 😂😂 13mo
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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Oh man, I don‘t know if I‘ve ever been so excited for February to get here!!! #NESSIAN FOREVER

ShelleyBooksie Yayayaya ♡♡♡ 13mo
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Hi hi hiiii! I‘ve been gone so long my phone deleted the app! I‘ve missed you all and even though things aren‘t necessarily better, I guess I‘ve grown accustomed enough to be internet social again!! How is everyone?? Let‘s talk! 💜📚💜

Sace Hello!!! Glad you're back! 14mo
TrishB Hi 👋 14mo
TK-421 Welcome back! 14mo
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LeahBergen Hello, again! 👋🏻 14mo
Jas16 Welcome back! 14mo
Megabooks Hey!! 14mo
Librarybelle Welcome back! 14mo
SamAnne Welcome back! 14mo
KarouBlue Hey, hey! Welcome back! 14mo
readordierachel Hi! Welcome back! 14mo
vivastory Welcome back ☺️ 13mo
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Harrow the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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This news after the Governor announced Virginia schools are done for the year... I know it‘s far from the most important thing but it‘s just another disappointment.

I know we‘ll get through this because there is no other option, but I‘m so tired already. I‘m a soft person made for soft times and I just feel so overwhelmed.

I wish I could be more positive, today is not a great one here. Much love to you all. 💜💜💜

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Butterfinger Much love to you. 2y
Bookzombie 💗💗💗💗 2y
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kezzlou85 Love to you too.
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KarouBlue That was beautifully said! Wishing you warm hugs and a quiet mind! 2y
batsy Soft person made for soft times ... I relate to this a lot. Big #sociallydistant hug. 2y
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 2y
vivastory I hope you are well... thinking of you 1y
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Dream Interpretation | Herman Riffel
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*not book related*

I have an infrequently updated personal blog that I actually felt compelled to post to last night. I had a dream that made me reassess some of my feelings about global events and actually soothed some of my anxiety. If you have a moment, check it out and maybe it will inspire you as well.

Stay strong, friends. 💜💜💜

www.putyourdamnpantson.com

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Things in Jars | Jess Kidd
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I‘m moving so slowly through the tagged book and Gemma Carroll nailed why!!

I‘ve also been avoiding Litsy because I‘ve seen so many people trying so hard to keep Litsy positive and that‘s just not my headspace right now. I‘ve totally gone apocalypse anxiety overload and I don‘t want to cloud the vibe with my negative energy. So much love to you all and I really hope everyone stays safe and that my doomed thoughts are wrong!! 💜💜💜

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m right there with you!!!! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I really relate to what you‘re experiencing. I expected to read so much but have found myself so glued to the horrible news. But look, that doesn‘t mean you can‘t be on Litsy and lean on others for support! That‘s what makes our community so strong! 💜 2y
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JamieArc I‘m there too! It doesn‘t help that new information was being released so often. (edited) 2y
SamAnne Yup. 2y
JacqMac I understand. We have started limiting the news in our house. We are checking in, but trying not to obsess. It‘s very hard on the anxiety. 2y
Peddler410 Glad you checked in! 😊 2y
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Verity | Colleen Hoover

Ummmmm started this one tonight, 33% in and I am HORRIFIED. WHAT AM I READING??? Y‘all CoHo fans are messed up!!! Are all her books this twisted??

Reading about her pregnancy rn and so disturbed.

Good to feel anxious over something fictional 😂😫 🦠

Butterfinger Oh no. I downloaded all of those free books. Is it horror? 2y
vivastory Well now I'm intrigued 🤔😂 2y
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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I was not expecting to be completely engulfed by this story, but I was up way too late reading last night. A mystery in name only, this book is really about the opioid epidemic and family and what we‘ll do for love and to feel loved and why we need love. It was fast-paced with twists that caught me off-guard, a strong female MC and a reminder that drug addiction is ravaging communities and families and people. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Mtroiano I think this is going to be my next read! 2y
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Due to personal and global reasons, my anxiety has been at 11. So this morning I decided to go out and get my favorite breakfast and read my book and sit quietly by myself with no news for an hour. So refreshing!! I‘m still basking in the afterglow.

Susanita I hear you. Take care of yourself. 2y
Smrloomis Totally hear you too. Sending some soothing thoughts. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JacqMac You aren‘t alone. That sounds like some great self care. 2y
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LiteraryinLawrence Smart idea. 💗💗💗 2y
Thousand-Lives I‘m glad you found that helpful 💕 2y
readordierachel Same. That sounds like some excellent self-care. 2y
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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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RowReads1 Good choice 👍 2y
Megabooks Dream big, fight hard!! 2y
Bette Good job! 👍 2y
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Okay, so I‘m not entirely convinced I believe in magick but as I get older, I‘m becoming more open to the possibility (same with astrology tbh). Maybe because everything seems terrible all the time, I want cosmic answers but can‘t really commit to religion. Whatever. What‘s important here is that Augusten has written another sharp, insightful, hilarious memoir that makes me want to be a witch. Do recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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I don‘t think I‘ll be able to keep up this pace, but dayum!! This is the best reading year I‘ve had by far.

Cinfhen 🙌🏻💕🥳 2y
Geenie Nice 👍👏💖 2y
Reggie Wow!!! 2y
AJBowers 😱🥳 2y
LauraBrook Damn, girl! Keep on going!!! 👏🏼 2y
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I FEEL PERSONALLY ATTACKED!!!!

Karisa Yup, every single day. 🤣 2y
ameliashley Currently. 😅 2y
Soubhiville Definitely me. 2y
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Riot Baby | Tochi Onyebuchi
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Focusing on the plight of Black Americans, touching on major tipping points while telling the story of a young man caught in the system and his sister with supernatural powers and the ways our society is set up to fail African Americans. There are sci-fi elements, fantasy elements and a story unfortunately too rooted in reality. It left me feeling mad and impotent. It‘s a story of love and rage and I absolutely recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

charl08 Sounds good! Sold... 2y
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Stayed up all night reading this, just wish I loved it more!! It‘s cute and I appreciate that the MCs actually talk to one another, but the premise was so ridiculous and I just never fully connected. Cute banter, multicultural cast, overall a pick and I‘ll read more from Mia Sosa. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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Creatures: A Novel | Crissy Van Meter
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Oh my, this book. It‘s a tale of love and neglect and the way our parents hurt us and need us and how trauma settles in our bones. It‘s atmospheric and gorgeously written, flowing back and forth through time and slowly revealing secrets and triumphs and losses. I lost myself in this story, aching with its brilliance. I am dazzled and in awe of Crissy Van Meter. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Texreader What a review!!! It‘s terrific! 2y
Owlizabeth @Texreader Thanks! 🥰 2y
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