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PagesByTheWater

PagesByTheWater

Joined January 2019

A nerdy mermaid with a budding book collection. ✨New Books: 6/30📚✨
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Pickpick

So I ended up reading the rest if the series back to back. I still feel the movies may not have done them justice. I think this hits different now that I have children and I am older. I imagine at 16/17 I would‘ve loved this series but I don‘t think I would‘ve appreciated it as well as I do now.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Pickpick

I have finally read it! And I liked it! It was a very good read and I‘m glad I watched the movies before I ever read the books because I like getting to know the deeper information. I ended up reading it in under 24 hours. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

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I think it was really well written and most of characters quite interesting. But towards the ending it went from horror to a little cliche and happy. But it was a nice read. Definitely recommend if you want something spooky but need SOME positivity somewhere in the book.
#ElizabethFrankenstein #OtcoberReads

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Stardust. Neil Gaiman | Neil Gaiman
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Moving Home Library Pt. 1: We are moving internationally! I‘ve packed a good chunk of my TBR pile in a box so I can have some books before our main shipment arrives in the fall.
#homelibrary #moving #tbrpile

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Wow. I was honestly scared I wouldn‘t like this. A lot of the Amazon reviews made me fear it was just a cringe fest. But I was surprised. And shocked. And disgusted. And laughing. And captivated. This is DEFINITELY for mature audiences; there are topics and mentions that left me about to toss the book in a River. But the imagery is amazing and the story is beguiling, can‘t wait to read the next two books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Brightly Burning | Alexa Donne
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I hecken LOVED THIS BOOK!! To be fair I have never read Wuthering Heights, so the plot was new to me. But I loved the creativity of space as a backdrop. And the characters felt like real teenagers thrown into adult hood. And how Stella speaks and acts, especially how she has interactions with different men she finds attractive I found super relatablez ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ShyBookOwl I just finished this one and I also LOVED it. Btw, it's actually a Jane Eyre retelling (though there is a tiny reference to Wuthering Heights). It's so well done, too! Good review 😊 11mo
PagesByTheWater Ohhhhh! Well now I‘ll have to read Jane Eyre!! And thank you!! 10mo
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Ogre Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
Mehso-so

It wasn‘t what I expected. I loved Fairest and Ella Enchanted and was so excited for this, but it felt like I was reading a strange plot synopsis than a story. There‘s was no love and care put into the descriptions and the characters seemed like flimsy paper dolls to me rather than fleshed our people that I‘ve grown to know over 30+ chapters. I did manage to read this in one day, just to see if there was a plot twist but alas no. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Falconer | Elizabeth May
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Well last year I only made it to 8 out of 26 and 17 out of 27 of my personal book goal. Here‘s to hoping this year will be the year!
#atozchallenge #litsyatoz #litsyatozchallenge #atoz2020

audraelizabeth I read Norse mythology last year and enjoyed it. 3y
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This was actually a great book and I really liked it. I loved the ending and the characters and how raw everything was.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#zombiebook

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1. Titán A.E: After Earth is ser in space! I LOVE space!
2. Downcast, probably gonna rain, and flip flopping from chilly to mild
3. The one where I got stood up at a movie theater
4. Got 2 kids (one is brand spanking new) and 1 wonderful doggo
5. I know it‘s Monday so I won‘t spread it but feel free to do it!
#latefriyay #monyay

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Princess Potty | Samantha Berger, Amy Cartwright
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Alrighty Littens I know I‘ve been gone forever but things are finally settling down and maybe I can read again.
For now I‘m shopping for my little and I came across this site, Thriftbooks. Has any-litten used them before? Thoughts?
#thriftbooks #usedbooks #shopping

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Haven‘t got to do a little reading date for myself in quite some time. And this book is bringing back my hunger for books that I lost sometime at the start of summer. It‘s supposed to be #backtohogwarts for me but I‘m running late to school if you know what I mean.
#assignedreading #schoolwork #bookgrubs

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Bailedbailed

I did not like this book at all. This was for a college assignment and it was a pain to read. I believe because the author totes his information as “factual”, but never offered cited sources. I didn‘t bother to read the “recorded” zombie attacks at the end of the book, so this is technically a DNF.
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#librarybook #zombies

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The Light Between Worlds | Laura E. Weymouth
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Wish I could‘ve beaten my time from the last #24in48, but so much ended up happening this weekend 7 hours was the best I could‘ve done.
And unfortunately I‘m not really loving this book, so that may contribute to my lack of time.
But I‘m happy I did the challenge and am excited for the next one.
#readathon #readingchallenge

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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The Moon and More | Sarah Dessen
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#Hour30 challenge is all about YA so you know I‘m talking about Sarah Dessen! I‘ve had my copy of The Truth About Forever since graduating 5th grade (I‘m 26 now if that gives you context). Her newer books hit so close to home and I‘m loving it and can‘t wait to read more ❤️
#24in48 #readathon #readingchallenge

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First book down for the #24in48 Readathon!
This story was so different and I loved how you really can‘t guess anything and if you try you‘re probably wrong. It was a slow start but I‘m glad I got to finish this book.
⭐️⭐️⭐️
#readathon #readingchallenge

Taramarie I‘m going to read that next 3y
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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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Past and well loved (some a little destroyed from all the lovin‘) SFF books I‘ve read. Never liked the Twilight series but I did LOVE The Host and ended up like the movie as well. Titan A.E. is honestly better as a novelization although the animated movie is great too. The Diabolic was SO GOOD and SO TWISTY! And Lying Cat making an appearance~
#24in48 #readathon #SFF #SciFiFantasy #Hour6

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My #24in48 To Be Read pile! I‘ll probably only get through two books but I‘m just hoping to make it to 24 hours.
#readingchallenge #tbr #readathon

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
Mehso-so

I‘m so conflicted. This is the first graphic novel I‘ve ever read, so I‘m not sure if it‘s me or the authors style that‘s driving my opinion.
The story is very interesting, the art style is very beautiful as well. That alone would be ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Buuuuut.....the super sexually graphic scenes are really disturbing. It does take away from the story and art A LOT.
So honestly I would rate this ⭐️⭐️ but will keep reading for the story.

iread2much I used to read graphic novels all the time, and I just can‘t get into this one for the same reason. I prefer story over sex any day of the week 3y
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Manufactured Witches | Michelle Rene
Mehso-so

Interesting story, and the plot twist I didn‘t expect so that‘s nice. It‘s not greatly written, and there‘s typos. But the story itself is intriguing enough to keep going until the end (although I read this in small chunks at a time)
⭐️⭐️

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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@Readergrrl I love everything thank you! Ahhh another copy of Saga! No worries though I appreciate all the thought that was behind it. And I‘m currently chewing on one of the caramels they‘re SO GOOD! Definitely my new favorite snack. I‘ve never read any of Neil Gaiman‘s works, so I‘m excited to dive into these!
#graphicnovelsandmangaswap #gnmswap #litsyswap

Readergrrl So glad you liked everything!! Saga is so popular, it‘s hard not to get multiple copies! Now you‘ve got an extra to share....😊 This was a fun swap; I don‘t often get to peruse the graphic novel section at the book shop! Thanks for hosting!! And those salted caramels are to die for!!! Soooooo good! I may have bought a bag for myself too! 😉 (edited) 4y
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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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@thebluestocking you spoiled me!! This is the first Funko Pop I‘ve ever gotten! And I‘ve been DYING to read Saga! Thank you for the themed box ❤️ I love it~
#graphicnovelsandmangaswap #gnmswap #litsyswaps

thebluestocking Yay!! I‘m so glad you like it. Happy swap day!!! 💙💙💙 4y
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@Readergrrl I got your package yesterday!! Eeeeeeee I‘m so excited for tomorrow!
#gnmswap #graphicnovelandmangaswap #graphicnovelsandmangaswap #litsyswaps

Readergrrl Me tooooooo!!!!! 4y
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Attack on Titan 12 | Hajime Isayama
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@Readergrrl I mailed your package on Tuesday as well! Sorry I‘m posting about it so late. Roll call:
@bullbunny @KatieDid927 @Marmie7 @thereadingunicorn and @iread2much how‘s it going? Please remember to send your packages so they arrive by the open date JUNE 1st!
#gnmswap #graphicnovelsandmangaswap #graphicnovelanangaswap #listyswap

Readergrrl No worries!!! May is always a crazy time of year!!! 4y
KatieDid927 Mailed and posted on Tuesday! 💃🏻 4y
PagesByTheWater @KatieDid927 totally missed your post but saw it now! Thank you!! ❤️ 4y
iread2much Yes! It is shipped, sorry about not posting 4y
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@thebluestocking your package was mailed out YESTERDAY and I‘m happy to see that many packages were mailed out yesterday, even if the majority of us missed the mail-by date (myself included). I‘ll make sure everyone‘s accounted for in my next post! Thank you everyone!
#gnmswap #graphicnovelsandmangaswap #graphicnovelandmangaswap #litsyswap

thebluestocking Yay!! Thank you. I‘ll keep an eye out for it!! 💙 4y
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Forgot to post yesterday due to jet lag and finally getting home from the journey back from Hawaii.
But thank you @thebluestocking I got your package! I‘m so excited 😆 I wanna open NOW but as #SwapHost I promise I‘ll be good and wait till June 1!
How‘s everyone else doing on their swap hunts? I hope you‘re having fun!
#graphicnovelsandmangaswap #gnmswap #comics #bookswap #litsyswap

thebluestocking Yay! I‘m so glad it arrived. The waiting is so hard!! ❤️ 4y
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Don't Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New | Alan Brennert, Robert Barclay, A. A. Attanasio, Christine Thomas, Timothy Dyke, J. Freen
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My husband is Hawaiian and our trip to Hawai‘i was important for us as we wanted to our daughter to have the same cultural education as her cousins have. In order to do this I spoke at length with his family and also perused his grandmothers library and came across a book on my TBR. Just started it but I‘m already loving it and this is so far the best story I‘ve come across.
#brutal #feminism #hawaiianmythology #mythology

Texreader We‘ve tried to do the same for our kids since my husband is from Norway. They‘ve been several times and this year we are visiting his birth city for the first time. Terrific thing you are doing for the kids. 4y
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Fruits Basket 11 | Natsuki Takaya
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Tonight I‘m sending out the last of the matches! Keep an eye on those emails! And start stalking your matches once you get your match~
🔖Emerald green
🔖Shoujo manga, BL, and Slice of Life
🔖Mermaiding, Swimming
🔖Sour Patch Kids
🔖Yuri on Ice, Sailor Moon, Yona of the Dawn
🔖Kaminari Denki from My Hero Academia

#gettingtoknowyou #graphicnovelsandmangaswap #gnmswap

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Fruits Basket 4 | Natsuki Takaya
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Alright everyone sign-ups are closed and it‘s been a GREAT turn out! I‘ll be working on matches now and posting some Get To Know You posts so when you DO receive you swap match, you‘ll be able to get some key info to make their box!
#graphicnovelsandmangaswap #graphicnovelandmangaswap #litsyswaps #bookswap #gnmswap #comicstoo

bullbunny Can't wait to receive my match! 4y
PagesByTheWater @bullbunny check your email 😉 4y
KatieDid927 Hello! I did not receive a match email. Maybe I made a mistake in my sign-up. 4y
PagesByTheWater @KatieDid927 so I did send the match email to the email provided, but please email me at ask.xion@gmail.com and I‘ll resend you your match email. I‘m sorry about that! 4y
KatieDid927 @PagesByTheWater Emailed, thanks! And it may be my fault, I may have accidentally deleted it or lost it in my inbox. I get a lot of emails haha. 4y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Love my (mostly) mermaid themed box @bookish_wookish ❤️!!!! The bookmark is lovely and I‘ve been wanting to read Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology~ thank you so much!
#mythsandlegendsswap #litsyswap #mermaidlove

bookish_wookish Im glad you like everything! Im obsessed with book sleeves!! 🧜🏻‍♀️ ill be opening mine when i get home from work! 4y
Q84 I love that book sleeve! 4y
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Untitled | Unknown
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@MeganAnn shipped my #mythsandlegendsswap !! Man I‘m so excited for opening day!!!
#litsyswaps

MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉👏🏻⚡️💙 4y
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This is a large book STUFFED with all kinds of information whether you‘re having a homebirth or a C-section. Talks about all the medical tests and pain medications, natural alternatives, and homeopathic remedies to pre- and postnatal ailments. There‘s weekly recipes, a labor playbook, and even a section for pregnancy loss. Extremely informative and I highly recommend for any kind of mama or even just doulas-to-be. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#pregnancybook

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Untitled | Unknown
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Re-organized the library! Can‘t be seen but digital books and tablets are on the last shelf. I‘m so excited the library is finally coming together and I‘ll be able to hang out here from now on!
#homelibrary #homeoffice

MoonWitch94 My dream is to someday have a room in my house that functions like a library 📚. Looking good. 4y
Crazeedi Looks fab!!❤ 4y
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iread2much Yay!!! 4y
LapReader US only 😭 4y
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PagesByTheWater @LapReader I‘m sorry! If all goes well I hope next swap will be international! 4y
JenlovesJT47 Am I blind or is there not a spot for our email address? It could just be because I‘m overly tired but I don‘t see it 🤔 4y
PagesByTheWater @JenlovesJT47 OMG I FORGOT THE EMAIL! I just updated it and I‘ll @ everyone who‘s responded so far (so far only a couple) thank you for pointing it out to me!! (edited) 4y
PagesByTheWater @JenlovesJT47 and @iread2much if you go to your emails when you get your confirmation for filling out the form you can find my email OR you can update your form whichever you prefer. I can‘t believe I missed such an important question, but luckily pointed out to me early. Sorry for the hassle! Correction: @iread2much is way ahead of me (thanks for providing your email! 😭) (edited) 4y
JenlovesJT47 My email is JenlovesJT47swaps@gmail.com - don‘t worry, I did the same thing with my first swap!! (edited) 4y
Sweetkokoro Oh I am so excited this came across my feed via someone else, I joined and I can‘t wait to start shopping! 4y
Sace Just signed up! 4y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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@TheSpineView thank you!!! Everything is so wonderful and I‘ve already lit the candle and it makes my house smell amazing! I‘m so excited to read all of these books and am so happy you threw in A Man Called Ove! Not gonna lie, I did pop a couple of the cashew chocolates and told my husband he had to hide them. They‘re very good and I‘m afraid I‘ll eat the whole bag before breakfast! Thank you!
#scififantasyswap #sffs #litsyswaps #swaphaul

TheSpineView That makes my happy that you liked everything thing. I stress about it when I know I shouldn't. I had fun putting it together! Enjoy!💜 4y
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 4y
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The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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Mehso-so

I liked reading this. The story wasn‘t QUITE original (got a Tangled throwback) and it was oddly heavy on the Christianity. In the first half it made sense for the time period, but at the end I felt like I was back in youth group with my pastor trying to tie everything back to God and the Bible.
Still an enjoyable read!
⭐️⭐️⭐️
#LitsyAtoZ #letterD

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The Golden Braid | Melanie Dickerson
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I‘m excited to read one of the books I received in the #happilyeverafterswap from @biblioprincess for the #letterD of the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Decided to break my sci-fi streak and move onto the fairytales to get me into a magical mood for upcoming mermaid season 🧜🏼‍♀️

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK I NEED THE SEQUEL!!!
Intrigue!!! Conspiracy!!! Betrayal!!! Love!!! SPACE!!! So excited to read the next one and will probably go out tomorrow to buy it. Highly recommend!!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#LitsyAtoZ #letterK

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The Diabolic | S. J. Kincaid
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1. Young Adult
2. Sarah Dessen
3. A Little Princess
4. Horror
5. Tagged!
#hellothursday #bookedition

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 4y
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@TheSpineView I got my swap package!! It‘s waaaay bigger than your picture made it look lol. I‘m so excited!! ❤️
#SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap #litsyswaps
@Avanders

TheSpineView Happy to know it arrived safe! Hope you like everything!😊 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 4y
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Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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Panpan

While this was an assigned book for my Eng Comp class it wasn‘t a terrible read. I did like learning the true origins of the creature and Frankenstein, and could relate to some parts as well.
Although some of the LENGTHY descriptions of the setting and the flowery language often times bored me.
#assignedreading #literaryclassic
⭐️⭐️

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@bookish_wookish I got your package!! I‘m so excited but it‘s such a long wait, hahaha!
#mythsandlegendsswap #litsyswap

bookish_wookish Yesss!! Cant wait for you to open it!! 4y
MeganAnn Yay!! That arrived quickly 😆 4y
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Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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When you need to conduct some research into magical and mythical creatures for a college essay

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A Little Princess (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I‘m 100% guilty of snapping at people when I‘m disturbed from my reading. Any other Littens feel this?
#busyreading #donotdisturb #dontbothermeimreading

RadicalReader It‘s just such a powerful and wonderful time that it‘s as valuable and precious as one‘s sleep 4y
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A Little Princess (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I‘m so excited to re-read one of my most favorite books AND watch one of my favorite movies for one of my Eng Comp assignments (compare and contrast a book and it‘s movie).
Can you tell how well loved this book is? I‘ve read it so much I‘ve worn away the gold lettering.
UPDATE: I have to pick which one was better! Oh no this is actually a VERY difficult choice!
#favoritebook #wellloved

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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@TheSpineView your package is on its way over to you! #SciFiFanatsySwap #SFFS #litsyswaps

TheSpineView Oh my... I am excited! Now the wait begins! 4y
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 4y
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Moonglass | Jessi Kirby
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Just got my WONDERFUL swap package from the EVEN MORE WONDERFUL @That-Bookish-Hiker !! Just amazed and humbled and oh so thankful! I love everything! (Not pictured is the Sour Patch Kids which happen to be my favorite candy of all time and I ate them already)
#buddyswap

hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Great haul! 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker Yay! So happy you like it. You said you wanted to be introduced to authors like Sarah Dessen so when I remembered reading these two after I read Sarah Dessen I thought maybe you‘d like them too. Both are on my favorite books list and I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. 😊 4y
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Gunslinger Girl | Lyndsay Ely
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Just finished my #letterG book for #LitsyAtoZ challenge AND WHAT AN AMAZING TREAT! I loved it from start to finish. Great action, great plot twists, great writing, and even a little but if cheese. But mostly some badass characters and classic western shoot outs.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Helpline | Katherine Collette
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Ok Littens I need some serious help with my swaps. Where do you get your bookish items? I‘ve tried Target, Hot Topic, other bookstores, B&N, BAM, and random gift shops to no avail. I‘m wondering if I‘m budgeting too low? I tend to keep it $10 or less for bookish items.
#pleasehelp #swaphelp

Beatlefan129 If you plan in advance, you can order some lovely little items on Etsy 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker I order from Etsy and bookish shops I‘ve found on Instagram. Out of print has a lot of great things too. I love the Target Dollar bins for great little gifts as well. 4y
TrishB Etsy and EBay. Some on Amazon. 4y
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TheSpineView Mainly Etsy and Amazon for me. 4y
PagesByTheWater Thank you everyone! ❤️ 4y
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The books I ordered online arrived! To be honest, just a tad miffed that they‘re paperback, but that‘s on me for not paying attention while ordering. Time to shelf them!
(EDIT: I don‘t mind paperback books! I just thought that these specifically were hardcover when I ordered them but I was wrong)
#bookhaul #thefinalbookhaul #fornow