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PuddleJumper

Joined December 2019

“We are the sum of all we have done added to the sum of all that has been done to us.“ Robin Hobb
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Pickpick

Memoirs are not a genre I gravitate towards. I wanted to read this book because of my interest in Greek tragedy and because I've experienced suicidal ideation. I was curious about using ancient literature as a way to explore and understand people's decision to kill themselves and the impact it has on the people left behind.

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PuddleJumper It was a very interesting read, but I found it a bit disconnected. It was a dry read. Even the sections about her family and her experiences were very dry. If it was more emotive I might have felt more connected.

Equally, it is the author‘s right to keep that to themselves especially regarding such a sensitive topic. It isn't a criticism or a demand for vulnerability. I personally found it difficult to overcome that distance.

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Fathomfolk | Eliza Chan
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Pickpick

This was a very sweet and easy to read manga. The title pretty much gives the plot away – Hasimoto badmouths his boss to a friend in an online game, not knowing that his friend is actually his boss.

There are multiple misunderstandings, mostly because Hasimoto is ridiculously dense, but they serve to further the plot and character development and are comical rather than angsty.

PuddleJumper It was definitely cute and easy brain fluff.

Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC
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Pickpick

This is a very fun manga about a man who finds himself working for a ghost real estate agency.

He has to work with the mysterious tattooed hottie. I'm guessing this will turn romantic in the future. I wouldn't mind either way. These two work really well together and have a nice, fun developing relationship whether it's romantic or not.
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PuddleJumper I really enjoyed the supernatural element. It was something a bit different. The different spirits and their stories were interesting. The zashiki warashi was definitely my favourite. 4d
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There are a bunch of publishers giving away free stuff for Free RPG Day

Roll & Play Press are giving away an adventure from One Shot Wonders. I have this book, it is great for quick side quests/one shots

https://freerpgday.com/

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July's #queerbc author is Charlie Jane Anders!

Thank you to everyone who voted! I'm not familiar with this author so I'm excited to see what they've written.

If you've read them before then drop some recommendations below or let people know what you've chosen to read

willaful I'm mostly read her short stories but All The Birds in the Sky is good. 4d
PuddleJumper @willaful Short stories sound great 4d
peanutnine I loved Victories Greater than Death! I'm excited to continue the series, I think it's a trilogy? 3d
PuddleJumper @peanutnine Oh fun! Looks like there are 3 books, not sure if it's a trilogy or series 3d
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Lady Eve's Last Con | Rebecca Fraimow
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the blending of sci-fi with 1920s aesthetics and society. The first half definitely felt like an opulent space opera.

The book began to lose me when the con artist confessed her scheme with very little prompting. The mark's sister suspects her of lying, there is some plot stuff and then she fully explains her plan to marry her brother for money because he wronged her sister.
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The plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense and it makes even less sense to tell that to your mark‘s sister, especially when she loves her brother.

The romance was flat with both siblings. I don't know how she was going to get Esteban to marry her, they had zero chemistry, and she was trying to con him. Be a better gold digger.

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PuddleJumper The book suffers from having too much going on. The characters are never given any depth, their relationships are shallow and a lot of it has to do with the amount of stuff going on.

This is more space opera than con/heist or romance. If you want sapphic space opera then give it a go.

Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC
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Mehso-so

There is nothing new with this. Vampire ‘brothers‘ that find their fated mates whilst being rich and morally ambiguous.

It was just boring. Nothing happened. The writing was juvenile, repetitive, and very shallow.

The main couple had no chemistry which is what killed this for me. I can tolerate a lot of bs if the characters are fun.

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Panpan

This is what I like to call 'and then everybody clapped book' The main characters are always right, they are placed in positions to put people down in satisfying ways that never actually happen, and there is no tension because everyone agrees with everything they do even if they are wrong.

I can't read that. It's just annoying. But, if you want easy brain fluff with a precocious child, assassins and art theft then try it

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
LiteraryinLawrence And then everyone clapped is such a clever way of describing that type of plot! 2w
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Enemies to lovers in sports?! 👀

#ukkindledeals #99ponkindle

willaful Who ever heard of such a thing?! 2w
RosePressedPages I just finished it! I really enjoyed it :) 2w
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Bit of cheap romance!

#ukkindledeals #99ponkindle

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My doctor is worried about me developing celiac disease due to a few issues and wants me to cut out gluten. That isn't so bad except I have already cut out dairy, wheat, soya, nuts and certain meats because of allergies and intolerances.

My food is currently sad until I get a handle on it and know where I can buy stuff. Bring on pretty boy vampires!

Bookwormjillk You deserve all the books you want! 2w
peanutnine That sounds like my diet! I feel your pain 😭 Hope you find some answers soon 🫂 2w
Ruthiella Yikes! That doesn‘t leave much left over! Hope you get some resolution soon. ❤️ 2w
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PuddleJumper @peanutnine It's so restrictive! It's food on the go I struggle with, I have to prepare everything which is so draining! 2w
PuddleJumper @Ruthiella It's a lot of rice based products! 😂 2w
Jari-chan That sounds terrible! All the best and lots of books for you 🫂 1w
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan ❤️❤️ 6d
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Panpan

The main character has chronic pain and is disabled which I thought was written really well. That is the only good thing about this book.

There was a lot of tell and not show and the main relationship was not a healthy one.

dabbe #fanofthepan! 🤩🤩🤩 2w
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Mighty Quill | Emmaline Strange
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Mehso-so

This is a romance book. Don't get fooled by the tiny mystery plot because it doesn't really go anywhere and is overshadowed by the romance.

I found it fairly meh. The two POV characters had very similar voices which was frustrating. I had to keep checking whose POV it was.

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Hay fever has been really bad this month and work has been tough so I'm pretty pleased with what I got read!

Finished 3 ARCs
Hit my #bookspin and one #roll100

I decided to just donate History is all you left me because I haven't liked any of their other books

@julieclair #readordonate @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fantastic month!!! The pollen around here has been ridiculous! 2w
julieclair Great job, especially with all you had going on. And donating without reading is totally acceptable! Bottom line is that you cleared a bit of space on your shelf. 👍😘 2w
PuddleJumper @julieclair Yep! Someone else will appreciate it and that's much better than it collecting dust on my shelves 2w
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It is time to vote for July‘s author for #queerbc

How is this schedule working for people?

Here are the 3 randomly selected authors to pick from. You are selecting an author and can read any of their works. You can read anything they have written.

Vote here - https://forms.gle/RcEpquAy5aQBMbZj6

peanutnine Voted! I like the schedule, it gives plenty of time to plan ahead 👍🏼 2w
BookmarkTavern Voted! And yeah, this works really well! 2w
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Read4life Voted! 2w
Jari-chan Voted and the schedule is perfect ❤️ 2w
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan ❤️ 2w
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May was a much slower month for me, how did you all do? #gottacatchemall

As it we're approaching the half way point of the year (way to quickly!) I've got a feedback form about the challenge and ways I can improve it for next year.

if you could spend a minute or two filling it out that would be very helpful, thanks!

https://forms.gle/GneXMinkm6aCEuY36

Jari-chan Answered 😊 2w
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan Thank you! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I need to update my form... I actually did catch a Pokemon this month 😂 2w
Kenyazero Done! 2w
kwmg40 I did quite well last month, catching a few more Pokémon! I'm a bit behind in my reviews and I think I've caught at least one more. Will update the tracker soon! 2w
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks 🤣 I always forget 2w
PuddleJumper @kwmg40 🎉🎉 Amazing! 2w
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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Dice roller this month because I have my niece and I'm scared she will steal my dice. Little goblin in the making!

June's #roll100

Roll 1 = 66
Roll 2 = 7
Roll 3 = 24

Let me know what you're reading by tagging @puddlejumper

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BarkingMadRead Guard those dice!! 3w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm YAY!!!! I understand keeping those dice under wraps. Goblin blood runs strong. 😅❤️ 3w
TheAromaofBooks Nice!! One of these I've already read. My other two numbers are middle grade books, so hopefully should be fast reads!! One is Lady Lollipop by Dick King-Smith, and the other is The Sugarbush Family by Miriam Mason. 3w
Read4life Now to see what books these are…🤓 3w
SpookyMazeOfBooks Sorry I haven't been posting , going to make a hole new list and re join in July 2024 6d
PuddleJumper @SpookyMazeOfBooks No worries, there is no pressure to do anything! I haven't this year 😂 Just let me know if you ever want to be removed from the tag list even if it's just for a month 5d
SpookyMazeOfBooks Nope ,I missed doing this challenge, this year has been a bit crazy lol like on April 2nd 2024 here in Charleston WV where I live we got hit with17 confirmed tornadoes and over 100 locations that experienced non-tornadic wind damage . So I'm differently going to be doing this again in July ,putting together my list . 5d
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Fighting Attraction | Laura John
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Bailedbailed

Too much misogynistic language

Hooked_on_books That always makes me sad when it‘s a woman author. 1mo
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Mehso-so

Why was this book so boring? Nothing happened! It has demons, fated partners, treachery, betrayal and yet I was bored.

Hard pass.

LiseWorks Lol, I would have just looked at the cover in order to want to finish reading 1mo
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These are my #queerbc picks for May and June. They have been on my TBR for ages and part of my #readordonate list

@julieclair

julieclair Hooray! 1mo
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#queerbc June author is V.E Schwab!

Thanks to everyone who voted. You still have time to read the May author Adib Khorram

If you've read anything by this author maybe drop a recommendation in the comments or discuss which books you'd like to read

Jari-chan Will start with my Adib Khorram tomorrow 🥰 Time to also choose the next book🤭 1mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I read gallant recently and really enjoyed it 1mo
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PuddleJumper @Jari-chan ❤️❤️ I have it sitting on my shelf and I'm ignoring it 🤣 1mo
PuddleJumper @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Oh that one looks fun! 1mo
Jari-chan @PuddleJumper Well, at least it's on your shelf. Better than nothing 😁 1mo
willaful I enjoyed A Darker Shade of Magic, though the sequels not as much. 1mo
willaful I think I'll probably go with Gallant, to avoid starting yet another series. 😁 1mo
peanutnine I loved Addie Larue! Planning on reading Gallant or maybe start Darker Shade of Magic series 1mo
BookmarkTavern I‘ve got a couple of hers! I‘ll need to figure out which one to pick! 1mo
PuddleJumper @willaful I've got A Darker Shade of Magic but I'm tempted by some of her others! 1mo
PuddleJumper @peanutnine Addie Larue looks really interesting! 1mo
PuddleJumper @BookmarkTavern ❤️❤️ They all look good 1mo
peanutnine @PuddleJumper I haven't listened to it but I've heard amazing things about the audiobook for Addie Larue. If I ever reread I'll probably go that route 1mo
Read4life I listened to Addie Larue and loved it. I‘ve also read Darker Shade of Magic & liked it. I have a couple of others to choose from but I haven‘t decided what to read yet. 1mo
lil1inblue Oh no, I'll *have* to read another VE Schwab book. (sarcasm)😉 I'm always happy with Schwab! I haven't gotten to Gallant yet, so I may go with that. I'm hoping to read my Khorram book over the long weekend. 4w
PuddleJumper @lil1inblue So tragic! 🤣 4w
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Pickpick

This is a fun little paranormal book. Is it great? No. Is it terrible? Also no. Is it easy brain fluff? Yes.

The romance element was fairly bland. The characters had no chemistry and the sex was awful. Thankfully, it wasn't a big part of the plot.

I really liked the world and side characters and I'll probably dip back into the series.

peanutnine Easy brain fluff ftw!! 1mo
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Panpan

I think I might have been more open to an age gap romance if I hadn't just read the first in this series. Seth is 13 when he meets Ronan who is 28. Ronan was also in a relationship with his brother. It was a brotherly relationship until Seth grew up which feels gross.

In general there was too much flip flopping and angst. Very little plot. I'm disappointed because I enjoyed the first book

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Pickpick

Three flawed and traumatized people fall in love. This was really well written and paced and there was a lot of development for such a short book.

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Raphael | Toby Wise
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Panpan

I didn't like the writing and found it difficult to distinguish between characters.

I accidentally bought KU for a month so now I'm speed reading my way through recs 😂

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Careful! KU auto-renews month to month 😱 1mo
PuddleJumper @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Thanks, I cancelled it immediately. I thought I was getting a deal but it went through as a regular subscription 😑 1mo
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willaful @PuddleJumper Oh no, I hope that wasn't my fault. :-( 1mo
PuddleJumper @willaful Oh no! Don't worry. I was trying a work around and it didn't work. My fault for trying to game the system 😂 1mo
willaful I'm sorry anyway. :-( 1mo
PuddleJumper @willaful It's all good. Now I can binge read trash which is useful since I'm stressed 🥳 1mo
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Mehso-so

This was porn with a teeny tiny bit of plot. I liked the plot and the characters but I could have done with half as many sex scenes.

I wouldn't call this 'dark'. The main characters were mercenaries and there was a human trafficking plot, it's just most of the book is the mercenaries being cute and having group sex. Minimal kink.

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I Am God's Dagger | K a Merikan
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Some days you just want to read about good people doing bad things to bad people ... And getting dicked down in the process

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Pickpick

This novel is all about ambition and power – what would you do to get it and what would it cost you – were very central to the plot and character motivations.

Meilin leaves her family to join the army out ambition and a desire for autonomy. She wants to find a place for herself and not be defined by the men around her. A dangerous ambition as a competent woman in the realm of men upsets the social order.


PuddleJumper What stood out for me was that the character thought about the consequences of her choices, what would happen if she stayed, what would happen if she was discovered, and still made the choice to disguise herself because it was the only way to get what she wanted and that was worth the risk.

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PuddleJumper The book is split into three parts and each part was paced differently which was a bit odd. The second and third parts were a lot faster pace and there wasn‘t much development during those sections. The first part felt more developed as time was spent setting the world up and the characters.

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PuddleJumper I thought the book lost its way in the middle a bit. The introduction of the situationship triangle didn‘t fit with the rest of the book and felt very awkward. I hesitate to call it a love triangle as none of the parties actually loved or liked each other.

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PuddleJumper It was still an amazing book that gripped me from the start. I loved the magical element and the world building, each kingdom had its own history and culture that were distinct, most of the characters were fleshed out and the family and friendship relationships felt organic, it was just the romance that was weird.

Would definitely recommend to people that enjoy historical fantasy.
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PuddleJumper Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC 1mo
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Mehso-so

This is not grounded in reality at all. Do not expect this to be a good procedural investigation book. I would say it's romance with light mystery and squad goals.

The case is a child abduction and murder which automatically takes it out of the cosy genre for me. None of it was handled well or respectfully in the writing. It felt exploitative, as if it was included just for shock value. The perpetrator did not make sense.

PuddleJumper There is too much going on and nothing gets developed. I forgot who half the characters were, especially since some of them had no personality. It was just a name and relationship to the main character.

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PuddleJumper The romance would have been better spread over several books. It felt too quick. The sex scenes were bad. Not weeping cock purple prose bad but not far off. Thankfully, they were easy to skip. They also flirt, dirty talk driving back from a child‘s funeral which made it hard to like them.

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PuddleJumper The first half of the book was much stronger and then it flops around and comes to a very unsatisfactory and frankly stupid ending. It was easy reading though and I enjoyed the premise. I‘ll probably give the author another go and try the next in the series. 1mo
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Going to see Six the Musical this weekend. Super excited!

I've got a bit of traveling to get to the theatre so I'm hoping to finish The Night Ends with Fire or I might just play Fallout Shelter.

tpixie Have a blast!! 💥 1mo
JamieArc I‘ll be seeing Six in a couple of weeks! Really looking forward to it. 1mo
mcctrish What a great weekend plan 1mo
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Deblovestoread It is so good! Enjoy! 1mo
Kimberlone I saw this when it toured in my city recently! Super fun and the songs were great 😊 1mo
PuddleJumper @tpixie It was amazing! 1mo
PuddleJumper @JamieArc It was really good! Hope you enjoy it 1mo
PuddleJumper @mcctrish ❤️❤️ 1mo
PuddleJumper @Deblovestoread It was really good! So glad I got tickets 1mo
PuddleJumper @Kimberlone They really are! The performers were awesome 1mo
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First book I've requested from #Netgalley

I've avoided requesting any books because I feel pressured to read and review them quickly 😂 I really wanted to read this one though and thankfully I got approved!

Already 25% in and loving it!

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Small Gods of Calamity | Sam Kyung Yoo
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Pickpick

It takes awhile for this novella to find its stride. The first few chapters are a bit awkwardly paced and there is a lot of information thrown at the reader. After chapter 3 it improves dramatically.

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PuddleJumper It follows a police detective in Seoul who can see ghosts and incorporates a mixture of Korean, Japanese and Chinese spiritualism and mythology. This part of the book I really enjoyed. It was explained well and felt integrated and fully flashed out. 1mo
PuddleJumper The MC Han-gil is openly bi and identifies as asexual. You don't often see ace MCs, especially ones where their sexuality isn't the focus of the story.

A lot of great things were packed into this novella. If this was turned into a series I would definitely keep reading.
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PuddleJumper The story touches on transphobia in Korea and there are scenes of domestic violence against a trans person.
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PuddleJumper Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC 1mo
CBee 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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April check-in for #gottacatchemall

Another 78 books logged and another 20 Pokémon caught! There are some evolutions happening too which is exciting! Well done everyone!

@Kenyazero @willaful @Jari-chan @5280reader @Zuhkeeyah @Whollybologna @KateReadsYA @TheAromaofBooks @Yuki_Onna @Laughterhp @SunnieK @coffees

kwmg40 I've not caught any more in April, but I'm 2/3 on many of them, so I expect I'll be catching a few in May! 1mo
PuddleJumper @kwmg40 I've got some many with 2 prompts complete! 😅 1mo
kwmg40 @Puddlejumper I don't think I'm on your tag list. Could you please add me? Thanks! 1mo
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PuddleJumper @kwmg40 Must have missed you off. Added! 1mo
PuddleJumper @TheAromaofBooks @Jari-chan @Laughterhp @Whollybologna @SunnieK @kwmg40 @Yuki_Onna

Your progress graphic has been added to the GDrive. There is a poster version and a Litsy one. I am not sure if these will be the final form but I wanted to get them done in case people wanted to share them or have a visual guide to what they‘ve caught.
I haven‘t figured out how to include Evolved Pokémon yet so that is why things might change later on.
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kwmg40 @PuddleJumper Thank you! 1mo
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It is time to vote for June‘s author for #queerbc

I know it is really early, the plan is that voting will last around 2 weeks and then there is another 2 weeks to pick a book and source it. We‘ll see how it goes!

Here are the 3 randomly selected authors to pick from. You are selecting an author and can read any of their works. You can read anything they have written.

Vote here - https://forms.gle/LHni7Mhzm46pCZkD7

Voting ends 17th May

peanutnine The link to the voting form says it's not taking any new responses 1mo
PuddleJumper @peanutnine Updated! I copied it from the old one and didn't realize it would keep that bit. Should be fine now. Thanks for pointing it out 1mo
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peanutnine Awesome! Got it and voted 👍🏼 1mo
BookmarkTavern Oh this is going to be tough! I have books by all these authors on my TBR! 😅 1mo
rwmg I don't think I've read anything by any of these writers. I do have something by Christos Tsiolkas marked down for this month for another challenge, so perhaps I will postpone it and vote for him. 1mo
Jari-chan Voted 👍 1mo
PuddleJumper @BookmarkTavern This one is very tough! They are all so different 1mo
PuddleJumper @rwmg I've had The Slap haunting my shelves for ages 1mo
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan ❤️❤️ 1mo
lil1inblue This is a hard choice! 1mo
PuddleJumper @lil1inblue Yes! I've got books for two of these authors of my shelves 1mo
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Number Call | Nagisa Furuya
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This is a very low conflict manga about first love. It's a good blend of humour and sweetness.

The artwork is lovely and really fits the vibe. I would definitely recommend it as an easy, happy read

Thanks to #netgalley for the #ARC

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I have mixed feelings about this book. I found the mix of humour and information very unbalanced for much of the book, it seemed to fine a good balance about half way through and I enjoyed the second half of the book much more than the first.

PuddleJumper I would have liked some references or further reading suggestions for each section. The selected bibliography at the end was very lacking as it didn‘t cover all of the women featured. The sections on each woman were about a page long and were more like snippets placed in the context of world history. I would have preferred more focus on the women themselves.

The idea was great, it just wasn‘t executed as well as I would have liked.
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PuddleJumper Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC 1mo
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BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I've got a bunch of ARCs to read, some books for work, and then my #roll100 #readordonate #queerbc and #bookspin

It'll be fine!

#bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Good luck!!! 1mo
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I've done Conqueror challenges in the past and loved how they work. The medals are well worth it.

I've been focusing on building my business this year which is a lot of social media, lots of traveling around, and a very disjointed routine.

I want to get outside more and have some space from my work. Get out of the house, find somewhere to read and just breathe. Thought these might help! I'm very motivated by shiny things 🤣

BookwormAHN I love these challenges. I plan to do these soon, right now I'm working on the Game of Thrones ones 💜 1mo
SconsinBookyBadger I signed up for email notifications, but haven‘t committed to a challenge yet. I‘m leaning towards the Scooby Doo when I get around to it. 1mo
PuddleJumper @BookwormAHN Those look epic! 1mo
PuddleJumper @SconsinBookyBadger It's a lot of money all at once. I like that you can set your own pace, I'm expecting them to last me over a year. The Scooby Doo one looks really cool 1mo
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Another 99p Kindle deal

#ukkindledeal #99ponkindle

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The Persephone Code | Julia Golding
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Just spotted this, I think it was suggested for #CampLitsy24

#ukkindledeal #99ponkindle

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I've got a few ARC books that I need to read this month so I'm hoping to get at least 2 of them done as well as a book for #queerbc

@thearomaofbooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Holy Knit | Deborah Alexander
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A man on TikTok told me to get this because it's free for one day only and good? So now I'm telling all of you!

#freekindle #kindledeal

willaful Also free in the US. 2mo
PuddleJumper @willaful 👍👍 Wonder what the reason is 2mo
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Mehso-so

Sakurai‘s exam nerves meant that she didn‘t do as well as she expected and didn‘t get into her preferred school. A teacher offers to write her a referral to her dream school if she can get a truant student to start coming to school.

PuddleJumper The artwork fits the vibe perfectly and there is a comic element to the plot which I enjoyed. Overall, it's really cute if you ignore the blackmail/coercive start to the couple's relationship. It really wasn‘t needed.

Honda could still ask for daily favours and they eventually start getting closer and catching feelings. The semi-forced kiss ruined it for me and felt very out of place.

Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC
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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Pickpick

A really enjoyable Gothic horror

RaeLovesToRead Hello cute ears 💕💕 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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The Terms of Release | B. A. Tortuga
Mehso-so

The couple was sweet, a little rushed but whatever. What I didn't like was that there was no resolution to the 'bad guys' There was attempted murder and it was just 'oh well, we know who did it but we can't prove it'

I dunno, it's realistic but I also don't want that

Booksblanketsandahotbeverage I haven‘t read this one yet, but I read the second one - The Articles of Release about Adam‘s army friend Eric and the trainer, Troy. I liked it well enough. 2mo
PuddleJumper @Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Ah, I thought they were hinting at a second couple. I hadn't realized it was a series 2mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage Yep, i think there‘s a third one too with another different couple 2mo
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Mehso-so

I skim read the majority of this because I didn't like the writing. It was awkward and badly paced.

The story lacked a lot of tension and felt very low stakes even though it was constantly telling me how high stakes it was.

I think I would like the characters more written by a different author.

BookwormAHN I think another would have done a lot better with the tension and I would have preferred more focus on Merrin instead of Cal. I thought she was more interesting. 2mo
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Roll the Dice | Wayne Avrashow
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May always makes me think of flowers and spring so I went with some more colourful dice for #roll100

1 = 29

2 = 59

3 = 62

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Love all these sets, but the ones for 62 are GORGEOUS! 😍 2mo
PuddleJumper @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm 💝 Those were from a dice advent calendar by Beholder's Gaze. The marbled affect is so lovely 2mo
Read4life Yay! Now to see which books these are… 2mo
claudiuo Thank you! 2mo
Ruthiella Fantastic! 2mo
Deblovestoread How can we be so close to May already? Need to update my list and see what I‘ll be reading. 2mo
Allylu Ooh! #29 The Widely Unknown Myth of Apple & Dorothy by Corey Ann Hayden; #59 Soul of Stars by Ashley Poston; #62 Lovelight Farms by M. K. Barison!!! Yay! 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Woo... my choices are great this month. THE DICE HAVE SPOKEN!!!! 2mo
PuddleJumper @Deblovestoread I can't believe it either! 2mo
PuddleJumper @Allylu Yay! Happy reading 2mo
DebinHawaii Ack! May!!! 🫣 Very pretty dice, can‘t wait to see what books these are! 2mo
julieclair So pretty! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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The first author selected for #queerbc is Adib Khorram!

This is for May, I‘ve got it up early so you can pick what you want to read and source it.

You can read anything he has written, so have a look and see what catches your interest. If you‘ve already read something by them maybe drop a recommendation in the comments.

I‘ll post again at the end of May to see what everyone read and what you thought

Happy reading!

PuddleJumper Suggest authors for June - https://forms.gle/5WnkpKS4HX739gEv9 2mo
willaful Yay! I've read most of his books already so I hope I can get ahold of the latest. 2mo
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Jari-chan I loved the Darius books, so now I'm curious about his other work. 2mo
PuddleJumper @willaful He's got a few new ones I've not seen before. I've got the second Darius book and Kiss & Tell to try 2mo
PuddleJumper @Jari-chan Yeah, I've only read the first Darius book. I've got Kiss & Tell to try which I'm excited about 2mo
lil1inblue I'm excited about this! He is a new-to-me author, so I think I'm going to go with Darius the Great is Not Okay to start. 2mo
peanutnine Darius the Great has been on my TBR for a hot minute so I'm excited to prioritize it next month! 2mo
PuddleJumper @lil1inblue Oh amazing! Hope you enjoy it 2mo
PuddleJumper @peanutnine It's a good push! 2mo
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This was such a wonderful and heart-warming asexual/aromatic coming of age story. The characters and relationships were really well done and interesting. There was exploration of what being in a relationship meant, what love meant, and that platonic relationships can be just as valid as romantic and sexual ones.

The art style was great and I really enjoyed reading it.

Thanks to #Netgalley for the #ARC of the book

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