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PerksOfBeingABookworm

Joined January 2017

Wife. Sociologist. Dog mom. I read fiction, non-fiction, anything sociological, and YA. Representation matters 🏳️‍🌈✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
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Does anyone have recommendations for places to visit while we‘re hiking through Mt Zion and Bryce Canyon? I think we‘re spending one day in Bryce and two in Zion. Any good bookstores? Breweries? Restaurants?

Chrissyreadit Zion is my favorite place in this entire country. Have a great time!!! 1mo
Christine Exciting!! I second @Chrissyreadit ‘s sentiments. I have no shopping or dining recommendations, other than that national park gift shops are like my favorite stores ever, and Zion‘s is great! 🤓 1mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Chrissyreadit thank you! I‘ve never been, I‘m so excited! ☺️ 1mo
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bridge12 If it‘s at all possible to add a day at Capitol Reef National Park I highly suggest it, that‘s my favorite NP and you‘re SO close! If not, you‘re still very much in for a treat! Have the best time 1mo
eraderneely 😍😍😍 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I LOVED Zion!!! My friend and I drove from Vegas. It‘s a ride. You know, Mesquite , Nevada is a cool place to visit, right over border from St George, Utah. If you want to gamble. I love Casablanca hotel...stay overnight, they have a pretty pool. Keep in mind we did this back in ‘09. Not sure if things have changed. 1mo
nelehelen I love love Zion and Bryce! Enjoy!! 1mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @bridge12 thanks for the recommendation! I was flipping through the book and CR is actually in there! Hopefully we have time to check it out. 1mo
rretzler Both are beautiful parks. We were there about 3 years ago and I can‘t remember any specific places to visit, but it is packed in the summer. I remember we tried to eat lunch in the little town near the visitors center of Zion (I think) and had to wait over an hour at a small cafe for our food and a table. Unless you plan to bring your own food, allow plenty of extra time 2w
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Given the state of my overall mental health and mid-thesis anxieties, these are probably not the best book choices, let alone best book combo. But... this is what my weekend looks like. I‘m definitely reading Feminasty because of @Riveted_Reader_Melissa posts! ☺️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope it makes you laugh at the insanity like it did for me! 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve definitely laughed out loud several times already! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @PerksOfBeingABookworm Yay! That‘s always my fear, that what I find funny won‘t work for someone else. 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I listened to an episode of her podcast before buying the book. She‘s certainly funny. It‘s a good book to keep my brain thinking about current events without feeling totally beaten down by the heteropatriarchy. 2mo
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I think someone forgot that they borrowed this book from a library. Does this irritate anyone else?

PerksOfBeingABookworm I write in books (that I own) if they‘re assigned in class or if I‘m using them for my research. But I‘d never write in a library book. And certainly not to this extent. 2mo
Mdargusch That‘s crazy! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Not right, no consideration. The only way this is ok, is if it was owned by the scribbler and then donated to the library, but I doubt a library would put that on the shelf. I don‘t truly know. Good question for a librarian. 2mo
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Hestapleton I find academic books (kind of like this) to be more heavily marked up because college is expensive and libraries are free. As long as it‘s in pencil, it‘s usually not too bad. And I loved having other people‘s notes to help me out with tricky texts. (edited) 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @JanuarieTimewalker13 the book is within the university library system, so I don‘t think it was donated. But it‘s all in pencil, so..... maybe erase it all before you return the book? 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Hestapleton I can deal with underlining text, sometimes that‘s helpful when trying to pick out the main arguments. But if you‘re just writing “I agree” or “so true” in the margins, that‘s when I get frustrated. Especially when the author is saying “hey, we should not jump to this conclusion” and the person writes “it‘s obviously this conclusion, though” 🙄 at that point, you aren‘t adding anything useful/helpful to the book. 2mo
wanderinglynn I will write/highlight in textbooks or academic books *that I own*. I would never do this to a library book. 😠 it‘s rude. I‘d probably point it out to the library. 2mo
JSW HUGE peeve, but only with a library book. I write in books I buy and plan to keep, or in a book share where we all agree to write in the book before it goes to the next person. If I think I‘m going to donate or resell it, I don‘t write in it. And I never write in someone else‘s book (unless book share as above). 2mo
LibrarianJen In college I found the underlines and annotations helpful. I don‘t like it in public library books however. Our library‘s policy is to determine if it can be erased or if the book needs withdrawn. 2mo
rjsthumbelina That's so irritating! I would definitely let the library know. I annotate my own books at times, but never a library book! Really selfish 2mo
kamoorephoto Wth. 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, I would have to advise the scribbler to take notes, it reinforces everything and would be beneficial to all involved. It is interesting to see others‘ notes but the interest doesn‘t outweigh the defacement. I am the book police, I suppose....hahahahaha...I would probably make a very nice notice and hang it in the library. “Defacement of books is not tolerated here. If you need pen and paper to take notes, they will happily be provided.” (edited) 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 And I would follow up with really cute pens and paper that the patrons could keep. There, everyone is happy🖖🏽 2mo
readordierachel Ugh. Why would someone think that's ok?? 2mo
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Have you ever read a book that was only okay, but for what it was, it‘s good? That‘s how I feel about this one... I was hoping for more depth to the topics, but a compilation of comics might not be the best format for the depth I was wanting. Still, the information is well presented and digestible. This weekend was made better by the taste testing day we had, which hosted a few recommendations made by @Jilly6183

PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jilly6183 James, Sarah, and I agreed that TreeHouse was the best. But I also loved Citizen Cider and Article XV. I didn‘t wait around for our “taste testing day,” to try them, so Sarah and James just had to do without 🙈 2mo
Jilly6183 Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them. Treehouse is pretty awesome. 🍻 2mo
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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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Starting this comic series and playing The Office in the background. I‘m quite excited for a quiet night at home.

Clwojick My favourite graphic novel series ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
mdhughes72 You‘re a sociologist too? I‘ve only met one other on here @Christine 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Clwojick it‘s quickly becoming my favorite too! 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @mdhughes72 I am! I‘ll be completing my MA in sociology this summer. It‘s so cool to meet another sociology litten! ☺️ 2mo
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@Jilly6183 I just got your second package. Thank you so much for everything. I love all of it! The bookmark is amazing! 😍 you have been so generous! Thank you for hosting #bbsredacted It‘s been so much fun swapping books with you ☺️

Jilly6183 Glad it made it! Enjoy! 3mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Just had dinner with our neighbor and now I‘m about to settle in with a new book and this delicious cider, on @Jilly6183 recommendation. 😍

reluctantangeleno I'm on a cider kick lately! Yum! 3mo
Jilly6183 Yum, enjoy! And I loved that book! 3mo
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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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This seems like a fitting audiobook to listen to, considering that I‘m building a bookshelf while I listen. It‘s a perfect pairing and a great book so far.

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Queer Books | Edmund Pearson
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Advice appreciated: I am rearranging my shelves and am trying to decide if my LGBTQ+ books should be mixed in with all my other books (which are separated by genre) or if they should be in their own group. Thoughts?

BookHoarder32 How about separate by color? (Rainbow) 3mo
whatshesreadingnow Own group that way easier to find? 3mo
Bks4Wrms I agree with @BookHoarder32 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @BookHoarder32 @Bks4Wrms my hesitation with organizing by color is that I will never be able to find the book I‘m looking for unless I know the color of its spine. 3mo
CouronneDhiver I have about 60 books and love the rainbow shelves set up... You just remember where to look after awhile. 😊 (Same as you currently know to look at a certain section for a mystery, for example) 3mo
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Jill, everything is perfect! I love all of it 😍 the books are so great, I‘m trying to focus on female-written books this year. I love the socks and stickers too. Of course, Linus (shamelessly) felt the need to help open my goodies... he doesn‘t even look sorry about it. Don‘t worry, I read the note before he decided to “help” 🙄 @Jilly6183 thank you for everything 💜 #bbsredacted

Jilly6183 Yay! So glad you like everything. And there's a little more to come (I might be in line at a famous place as we speak). I was away the last few days but will open yours as soon as I get home! 3mo
Jilly6183 Also I love Linus, card eating notwithstanding 😂 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jilly6183 hmm, I‘m intrigued. I can‘t think of any famous places where you might be. Linus (and Julep, our other dog) is pretty easy to love, even when he‘s being ornery. It‘s his cute face. 3mo
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Jilly6183 @PerksOfBeingABookworm Well, I don't know how famous it is to the rest of the country - you can only get it at their tap room in MA. They don't sell it out to bars or liquor stores. I'll tell you more about it with your next shipment! 3mo
mcipher @Jilly6183 Trillium? Treehouse? Am i close?! 😆 3mo
Jilly6183 @mcipher Yes! I won't say which one yet but I will say I got there less than 10 minutes after it opened and I waited in line for an hour and a half 3mo
mcipher @Jilly6183 Are you in the Boston area? I would be so into a beer and book meetup someday - and I‘m less than 2 hours from Boston.... 3mo
Jilly6183 @mcipher Yes! I live in Abington, which is about 20 minutes south of Boston. I was in CT for work the last few days so I took a detour to stop at the brewery on my way home. A book and beer meet up at some point would be great! 3mo
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Gifting | K E Ganshert
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@Jilly6183 I don‘t have a picture of the box, since I had you ship it to my mother-in-law‘s house. (The person who delivers my mail leaves packages on the sidewalk of this busy street we live on that has lots of foot traffic, so....) but your #bbsredacted package did arrive! Here‘s a picture of my grandma‘s flower in lieu of a picture of the box :)

Jilly6183 Oh good! And I already know what the box looks like so I much prefer this beautiful flower! 4mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous!!! 4mo
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The university‘s women‘s studies program is hosting a book club reading of this book. I decided to join because the idea of this book is just so interesting. Manne tackles topics such as distinguishing misogyny from sexism, the backlash against “bad women” and the rewarding of “good women,” and arguing that misogyny is about policing and controlling women. I‘ll keep you posted as I read through this tough, but necessary, book! ✊🏼

PerksOfBeingABookworm Manne also discusses current events, including the 2016 election, and discusses her term “himpathy.” Himapthy refers to the narrative and public reaction that describes perpetrators of harassment and violence against women as the “real” victims. (edited) 4mo
Samplergal Added. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can‘t wait to hear what you think, this one sounds so good. 4mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This month‘s #botm choice was a no brainer. I loved, loved, loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I can‘t wait to read this one. I‘m sure it will be just as amazing.

Reviewsbylola This would be tempting for me if I didn‘t already have it. Great choice! 4mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Next up! I‘ve been reading so many thrillers and mysteries later that this will either be a refreshing change of pace or slightly jarring. Either way, I‘m excited to see what all the hype is about!

FashionableObserver I am appalled that I haven‘t read this one yet. It isn‘t even in my nightstand stack! Who am I?! 😳 4mo
avgeyer This isn‘t my usual go-to genre but I really enjoyed this, it was a fun read! 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @FashionableObserver I just bought the full trilogy a couple weeks ago. Target had a buy two get one free deal that I couldn‘t pass up. So, we‘re both late to the party! 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @avgeyer I‘m only 20 pages in, but I can tell it‘s going to be a great read! 4mo
FashionableObserver @PerksOfBeingABookworm How did I miss that deal?! I practically live at Target! 4mo
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I‘m happy to say that I‘ve finally finished my Harry Potter inspired tattoo! I might add more details in later, but for now, this is it. One day I will have a full book-inspired sleeve. 😍

litenthusiast That is incredible. I got my first tattoo last fall and it was a HP tattoo. The artwork is beautiful. 4mo
Redwritinghood It‘s beautiful! 4mo
Stephuhhnieee 😍😍😍😍 4mo
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eraderneely 😍😍😍 4mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous! 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Redwritinghood @Stephuhhnieee @eraderneely @kspenmoll Thank you so much! Fawkes looks better in person... my arm was so red and tired by the end of the session. 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @litenthusiast thank you! What did you do for your HP tattoo? 4mo
litenthusiast I had the word Always tattooed on my arm, but the "A" is the Deathly Hallows symbol. Fawkes is stunning on yours! 4mo
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My wife is finally home from her conference, the house is clean, I‘m all settled in with puppy cuddles and starting a new book. Happy Sunday everyone!

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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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I saw @Librarybelle posted that it‘s Love Your Pet Day, so I thought I would share too. Julep is the black Aussiedoodle and Linus is the white Australian Shepard. We just got Linus three weeks ago, so we‘re all adjusting to our new addition. They both make great reading buddies. They nap, I read 💜

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Purrfectpages What great pictures! 4mo
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This book is fun and sweet. I would highly recommend the audio format.... I only read the print version, but it‘s writing style lends itself more to audio. It‘s not a celebrity tell-all. But, if you want to know what a couple cool people named Megan and Nick think about religion, art, music, family, fashion, and more—this is the book for you.

shutterbug_mama I‘m listening to the audio version now and love it! 4mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Target destroys all self restraint that I think I have. But it‘s too good a deal to pass up, right...? That‘s what I‘ll tell myself.

That-Bookish-Hiker What?! Good deal! 4mo
OrangeMooseReads This is NOT good for me to see. I guess I‘m going to Target tomorrow hopefully the sale isn‘t over. 4mo
Stephuhhnieee @OrangeMooseReads Ends on the 16th 😅 I had to look it up after seeing this post so I could also go tomorrow lol! 4mo
Amor4Libros I was already online looking...but I must control myself!! 😂 4mo
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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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I need your help, Litsy Fam! I want to read a quick, engaging book. I love reading Christie novels because I can get sucked in and read through it in a day or two (schedule allowing). But I‘m also drawn to the idea of Then She Was Gone. What should I read next?

Redwritinghood I haven‘t read any of them, but When She Was Gone sounds to me like a quicker read. 4mo
Pamwurtzler I‘ve had this on my kindle forever but haven‘t ever read it - so you should! 4mo
JaclynW Tough choice! They all look good! I haven't read any of them but Agatha Christie is always a good choice. 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Pamwurtzler @JaclynW @Redwritinghood I decided to go with The Secret Adversary. Christie is a dependable author, but Jewell‘s book is still high on my list! 4mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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You guys. This book. Do yourself a huge favor and read it. Hands down a 5⭐️ pick.

Hollie Stacked! 5mo
Suet624 I‘ve read it twice and listened to it once. 😂 i love this book. 4mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Started this today and already one third of the way through. I am loving this book. I don‘t want it to end. I can already tell it is going to be a 2019 favorite. This is a book that is (so far) living up to the hype.

Tamra Me too! 5mo
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Maybe in Another Life: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Even though I think this is a 3 star book, it‘s still a pick. It was a quick, easy listen. I found myself liking both timelines and rooting for Hannah in both stories. This book served as a nice reprieve from all the thrillers I‘ve been reading.

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Finally finished this book. I‘ve been reading it off and on for months. (I think that‘s due to school burn out on my part). This book is a good resource if you want to learn about debates around sex ed and how we continually produce social inequalities in the classroom. It is 10 years old, so some info is outdated, but unfortunately a lot of this still occurs today. Continued below...

PerksOfBeingABookworm One complaint that I had, is the use of the word “transgendered.” Yes, the book is a decade old. However, I don‘t really accept this excuse. Just like we don‘t use the words “Blacked” or “Latinoed” or “gayed,” it doesn‘t make sense to use the word “transgendered.” It‘s not something that happens to you, it‘s part of who you are as a person. And that concludes my rant. My apologies. 5mo
readordierachel Good point! 5mo
Suet624 Yes, good point. 5mo
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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This book is unquestionably a 5 ⭐️ pick! I am sure it will be a 2019 favorite. If you want to read an uplifting book about strong women who work together to fight systemic misogyny, this is the book for you. Julep says, “MOXIE GIRLS FIGHT BACK!” 👊🏼

silentrequiem Awesome! I picked this up a few weeks ago when it was a Kindle daily deal. Glad to know it's good! 5mo
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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Only 4 chapters in, but I am loving this book! It‘s exactly what I need after reading many, many thrillers. I can already tell this is going to be a 2019 favorite!

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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This book is hard to review, for reasons I don‘t completely understand. On one hand, I read this book in two sittings across two days. On the other hand, when I finished the book I thought, “hmm that was okay.” It was better than a so-so, but not an enthusiastic pick. Ultimately, I liked the book for the experience of reading it and turning pages, not necessarily for any big “twists.”

PerksOfBeingABookworm If you‘re considering reading it, I would recommend that you do. I think it‘s an “it‘s not you, it‘s me” issue. 5mo
JenReadsAlot I finished this morning and your review echoed my thoughts perfectly!! 5mo
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Curling up with coffee and my BOTM add on for January. I didn‘t love The Wife Between Us, so I initially passed on this one. But I‘ve heard good things and the plot just sounds so intriguing! An anonymous psychology study on ethics that goes too far. Count me in!

nomadreader I liked it more than The Wife Between Us... 5mo
ReadingSusan I really enjoyed it. 5mo
DimeryRene I got this as my add on too!!! 5mo
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Starting my second book of the year! (Cross Her Heart by Pinborough was the first). I‘m looking forward to reading this and then spending the afternoon working on a puzzle. Happy Sunday, everyone!

Avidreader25 Love this one! 6mo
monalyisha One of my faves! 6mo
Katerina I love puzzles too 😊 I'm waiting for the perfect weekend to break out my new Disc World puzzle. 6mo
Joyfulmimi One of my favorites from 2018. Loved this book!! 6mo
TrishMcCallister Omg this was one of my favorites growing up!!!! I have been trying for years to remember the name!! Thanks for posting 😎 6mo
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Recovering from spending 10 hours with my family yesterday by reading this book! I got it for Christmas, and even though Christmas is technically over, I am having a family get together on Saturday. So it‘s still kind of Christmas, right?

kspenmoll It‘s still Christmas!!! 6mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I made it to Christmas Eve, but only barely. Technically it‘s 12:16 am here... @ravenlee thank you so much for everything! I can‘t wait to start reading—and eating! I love Milka and Dove chocolate. Everything is perfect! And thank you to @MaleficentBookDragon for hosting this amazing #jolabokaflodswap 💜

Chelsea.Poole Loveee ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
ravenlee You‘re welcome! I figured if you‘re anything like me, the chocolate bar would be gone quickly, but the small ones might last longer (because you have to unwrap each one!). 😂 Merry Christmas! 6mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @ravenlee That‘s a good point. And all the wrappers remind you just how much you‘ve eaten! Merry Christmas! (edited) 6mo
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This came in the mail yesterday! 12/24 seems so far away. I‘m excited to see what‘s inside. Thank you so much @ravenlee I‘m sure I‘ll love everything you‘ve put together 💜

ravenlee I‘m so glad it got there ok! 6mo
melissajayne Feeling a little left out; maybe next year. 6mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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This thriller takes place in a snowed-in rest stop in Colorado. Darby is forced to stop during a snow storm. Chancing a glance into a parked van, she realizes that there is a child held captive in the back. I read this book in two sittings (hence Julep‘s look of exasperation). Only a couple of cringeworthy pages. Otherwise, it wasn‘t gory. Overall, an engaging and gripping read.

RadicalReader @PerksOfBeingABookworm gorgeous dog and beautiful name for it too 6mo
TheBookStacker I plan to read this after Christmas 6mo
SilversReviews Oooo....loved this book. So tense. 6mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Probably a little too ambitious, but here‘s all the books I want to read over break! I think I‘m going to start with the tagged book. Anyone have any suggestions for what I should read after No Exit?

shadowspeak17 The Bell Jar and We Have Always Lived in the Castle are both great. 6mo
larah17 I want to read most of these too! Nine Perfect Strangers and We Have Always Lived In The Castle are highest on my TBR! 6mo
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Gold Mailbox | Beth Schulman
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I completely forgot to take a picture of the box before I mailed it, but my #jólabókaflódswap match will be getting her package soon!

PerksOfBeingABookworm Shoot, I guess hashtags don‘t recognize slashed o‘s as letters. In any case, my #jolabokaflodswap partner should get her package on Saturday! 6mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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I think I‘m going to start this audiobook. Has anyone read it? What did you think of it? I‘m still really new to audiobooks, hopefully the narrator is decent.

CouronneDhiver Yes! Do it. A bunch of us buddy read this one recently. I did a combo of audio and print - really good story. 😊 (edited) 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Sadly it wasn't a book for me... I might be the only one 😔 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @CouronneDhiver I‘m only two chapters in, but I‘m intrigued by what might connect all of these characters. 7mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jee_HookedOnBookz that‘s too bad. The last book I read I didn‘t love it, but everyone else seems to. It‘s an odd feeling to not love a popularly beloved book. 7mo
Melwilk I listened on audio and really enjoyed it. 7mo
sprainedbrain I listened to this one... very enjoyable and good narration. 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @PerksOfBeingABookworm yes..makes me feel like I don't knw what a good book is 😔 7mo
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Moonstruck #1 | Grace Ellis
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Just got this in the mail today. I might have to take a break from writing term papers and read this instead :) seems like the most sensible and responsible decision I could make.

daena So good! 7mo
alanacristin Enjoy!! I loved this and can't wait for the next 💘 7mo
eraderneely Look at that art! 7mo
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I understand why this book has received so many awards. But it just didn‘t work for me. Maybe it was hearing it read out loud that made Ari sound more dramatic, but god he is so melodramatic. I think I‘m in the minority, but this book was only okay.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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I was a little on the fence about this book, but Liberty has never steered me wrong. Two more weeks and this semester is over. And then I can read to my heart‘s content 😊 what did you choose this month?

Jen_Reads I skipped this month. I already own the one I would pick. 7mo
RadicalReader @PerksOfBeingABookworm looking forward to the tagged book myself got it requested at the library 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jen_Reads I‘m on a thriller kick right now, but One Day in December looked good too! Let me know what you think! 7mo
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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Just finished this audiobook and man, it is hard to rate. The beginning is pretty slow and through the first two-thirds Leah is kind of irritating. I know she‘s a high schooler, but still. The ending was predictable, but so sweet nonetheless. Shannon Purser as the narrator was a fantastic choice.

PerksOfBeingABookworm I did have one issue with the book as compared to Simon vs the Homo Sapien Agenda. It‘s not a spoiler, but I‘m putting it under a spoiler since it has to do with sexuality and I know some people don‘t like seeing those topics on social media. But for those of you who don‘t mind and are interested, check out my next comment... 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm At one point Leah makes a comment that guys have it easier when it comes to discerning their feelings towards a person because they have erections. But women have physiology responses to arousal and attraction as well. This bothered me mostly because in Simon‘s book there are two references to masturbation but none in Leah‘s book. I wish the author would have spent time exploring women‘s sexual experiences, which is a topic that‘s largely ignored. 7mo
akckitty @PerksOfBeingABookworm in response, I one billion percent agree. Women have honestly quite similar physical responses when aroused. That could also very easily "discern" our feelings too. Felt biased but not many if any authors, especially YA want to get into the subject of female arousal/masturbation. Leah on the Off Beat was a meh read at best. Thanks for bringing that up! 7mo
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It just started snowing, I‘m curled up in bed, drinking hot chocolate, and finishing Harry Potter. I only have 27 minutes on my audio book. I‘m sure I can finish both tonight. It‘s the perfect end to a long, long day.

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Mehso-so

Julep and I are enjoying a lazy afternoon in bed. This book is somewhere between a pick and a so-so. Ultimately, it was the sporadic pacing of the plot that made it a so-so. I‘m still glad I read it and I‘m looking forward to reading more Christie novels.

BookwormM Julep is adorable 💕💕 8mo
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Finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and met my reading goal! I bumped my goal up to 65. Now to dive into The Order of the Phoenix.

Life is so stressful right now, but I love that this series feels like home 💜

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SilversReviews 👏 👏 👏Congrats!! 8mo
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MayJasper That's splendid. Good for you 😊 8mo
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Robothugs Congrats!!!! I‘m sure you‘ll get to 65 no problem! (edited) 8mo
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Reading Harry Potter: oh my gosh, I‘m almost done!

*still has 120 pages left*

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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I chose this as my #BOTM because the plot of this thriller is intriguing. And it also helps that Liberty Hardy was the judge to recommend it. Hopefully I can carve out some time this month to read it!

SilversReviews It is VERY good...ENJOY!! 9mo
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I‘m about to start this book for class. Vandebroeck seeks to fill the gap in sociological literature, to discuss how bodies are used to (re)produce class boundaries. Fingers crossed this is as interesting a read as it is an intriguing premise.

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Pickpick

Louise gets sucked into David and Adele‘s marriage. This perfect looking couple have secrets buried deep and their web of lies draws Louise in despite her better judgement. This book is a wild ride and certainly a book I will be thinking about for a while. I thought I had it worked out but I was wrong. I‘ve already recommended this book to a couple friends.

Kappadeemom You need to read her new one! 10mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Kappadeemom @Birdsong28 I picked it for my BOTM! I‘ll have it soon! 10mo
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Sneaking in a couple chapters before bed. I‘m so glad I decided to reread this series.

DimeryRene I‘ll start my re read of this soon!! 10mo
Birdsong28 I have reread the series this year and I picked up on things I haven't before as when I first read them it was when they first came out so I didn't get the whole picture as good as now. It's so easier when you have a complete set to work with as you don't forget what has happened before you move onto the next one. 📚📖 10mo
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I decided to finally reread this series. It seems like I‘ve been thinking about reading this since February, but I‘m just now getting to it. I can‘t wait to dive back into the wizarding world. 💜💜💜

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Waiting to get my oil changed, so I brought along a book. Waiting is much less awful with a good book! Im liking it so far, not sure where this is headed though.

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. 11mo
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