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Joined April 2016

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Angel-seeker | Sharon Shinn
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Stayed at a Japanese style bathhouse with mom last night. It was perfect.

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Royal Bastards | Andrew Shvarts
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I'm doing a giveaway on my Instagram. Two books, a book sleeve, and a bookmark. Check it out @Readasaurus_rex for more details!

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Happy anniversary to Harry Potter. We love you 💛✨

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New read!

398.2 Pretty picture 😀 3y
Jokila Beautiful shot! 💕📸 3y
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This books started out beautiful but I'm struggling to finish it. It feels just a bit too long to me.

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This book was insane. Full review on my blog! Www.bibliographyblog.com

Bostonmomx2 I watched the HBO docu of I believe the same name. I've always known this cult was seriously jacked up but it's really frightening how much so. I applaud Leah Remini for risking so much to expose them so publically. 3y
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I've been meaning to read Persepolis forever, and when I found that my local library didn't have The Sandman series but did have this, I counted it as a win. So I'm enjoying my day off and educating myself at the same time. Disclaimer: this is not light, poolside reading.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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This boooooooook 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 check out my blog for lots of thoughts: www.bibliographyblog.com

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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This book has me on a roller coaster. I can't make up my mind about it.

AJBowers Those shoes look awesome 3y
Coleen Love the mug! 3y
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"Perhaps the most arresting of quantum improbabilities is the idea...that certain pairs of subatomic particles, even when separated by the most considerable distances, can each instantly 'know' what the other is doing. Particles have a quality known as spin and...the moment you determine the spin of one particle, its sister particle, no matter how distant...will immediately begin spinning in the opposite direction and at the same rate." What the?

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I loved this book! Www.bibliographyblog.com for more!

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Shadow Run | AdriAnne Strickland, Michael Miller
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This book was a great, quick YA sci-fi read. I really liked it! More at my blog www.bibliographyblog.com

britt_brooke Nice photo! 📷👌🏻 3y
BookFreakOut Sounds great! 3y
BisouBooks That was such a good book!! 3y
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Not super loving this one. How about y'all?

KirstieE So am I ! It's okay so far , shame though , it could have been really good 3y
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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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This BOOK! So beautiful and so sad. Not just for what occurs in the primary story arc, but for the lonely, mundane, intensely relatable existence of a strange, sad girl in a small town high school. Her parents, so odd and cold and unfit--no wonder she attached herself to the mysterious family across the lake, with their warmth and vibrancy. But also their secrets. I highly recommend this book. Can't wait to see what else the author comes up with.

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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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I'm starting this gorgeous book today!

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Such are the distances, in fact, that it isn't possible...to draw the solar system to scale. Even if you added lots of fold-out pages...you wouldn't come close. On a diagram of the solar system to scale, with the Earth reduced to about the diameter of a pea, Jupiter would be over 300 meters away and Pluto would be two and a half kilometers distant (and about the size of a bacterium, so you wouldn't be able to see it anyway).

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This is the first book in a long time that I read in only a day. It's so fast-paced and thrilling, and yet also tender and sweet. Jason's devotion to his family is out of a great epic romance. The science element was also engaging. I really recommend this one

ReadingSusan I did the same thing! 3y
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The Crane Wife | Patrick Ness
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He would picture himself there, decades and an ocean...away, under a beautiful blue sky, in the impossible silence of being pushed along the road...under the watchful, terrified eyes of dozens of co-tellers, and because he could see it, and because they could, too, in all their different versions, as their lives crossed each other and bound together in what George could only describe as a mutual embrace, that moment...was always still happening.

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Wolfskin | Juliet Marillier
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Good days begin a certain way 👌🏼 I swear I'm going to finish this today.

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Wolfskin | Juliet Marillier
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I needed a getaway

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Wolfskin | Juliet Marillier
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Currently re-reading Wolfskin by Juliet Marillier. I love the way she crafts her stories around various mythologies.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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[not pictured] This book was a major "oh the feels" book. I loved it! Ove is incredibly unlikeable, but that's what makes this story so special. I listened to it on audio, and it really helped with the Swedish pronunciations. I started off really uncertain about this one and ended in happy tears. I highly recommend it.

gibblr I like your bookmark! 3y
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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
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Currently reading this one. I've been unable to read for a few days due to anxiety and sadness. It's nice to be back.

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I really wanted to love this and the cliffhanger ending got me for sure, but I had several problems with it:

-Poisoners. Really? They just love eating poison? No.
-I hate storylines with cheating. It makes me anxious and sad.
-the writing style felt strange at times. Weird words placed where they didn't belong. Not a good flow.
-I felt like there were several holes or leaps

It's an interesting concept with good characters. Will read book 2

398.2 I thought the same thing when I read the powers. That one seemed off. I actually met the author recently and she was saying that she automatically knew she wanted to do a poisoner and she went from there. I thought that was interesting. What I wasn't a big fan of was Joseph cheating on Jules with Mirabella! 3y
cherinium I have to say I agree with you about the cheating component. I kept trying to tell myself it was because of the magic-gone-wrong and not because of a character flaw. 3y
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This book as great! I wish I'd read a print copy thought because I didn't love the narrator for the audiobook

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz I want to finish this tonight but I'm so tired

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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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The Possessions | Sara Flannery Murphy
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I got too many #botm titles this go around

swishandflick Too many? I'd argue there's no such thing 😄 3y
Reviewsbylola Totally agree with @swishandflick Especially this month when the selections were so on point. 3y
Librariana I'm just gonna leave this here: "Courtneyyyy!!" 3y
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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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I know this book is supposed to be satire, but even in jest, how could the author write all this?

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Currently reading on audio #riotgrams #blackhistory

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I am currently reading Hidden Figures on audio for my drive back to Marfa thanks to #mylocallibrary #riotgrams

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Currently reading the follow up to Midnight Queen

Gissy Nice, cozy reading corner! ❤ 3y
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I feel like a jerk for not loving this book. I recognize its importance and am grateful for the perspective into the experiences of people different from me. I just found it difficult to have any sort of feeling toward it, so "so-so" seems like an apt description. I literally felt nothing from start to finish.

Reviewsbylola My entire extended family read this years ago to better understand my autistic cousin. I didn't love it either at the time. I was a teenager and I wonder how I would receive it now as an adult with an autistic child. 3y
Bustygirlbooks I'm an autistic adult and mother of an autistic child and *didn't like it at all* if that makes you feel any better about not liking it 😋 3y
Readasaurus_rex @Bustygirlbooks it actually REALLY DOES. Why didn't you like it? 3y
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Bustygirlbooks Well, it feels unfair in 2016 to judge a book that was probably groundbreaking in 2003, but it's, at best, a stereotypically tripe representation of autism that has little to do with what it is like to be an autistic person. All the autistic people I know in my groups found it mostly offensive because it only shows what we are like on the outside, and doesn't accurately depict what it's like to live in our heads. 3y
Bustygirlbooks Plus, by the time to get to the last 3rd of the book it just gets boring and the writer doesn't provide any way to emotionally connect with the character, so you're left with nothing to like. It's weird to me that so many people have felt they can't dislike mediocre writing just because the protagonist has Aspergers. Poor writing is poor writing man! 😋 3y
Readasaurus_rex @Bustygirlbooks you're right!! But I'm so hypersensitive to giving offense these days that it's scary to say, "THIS SUCKED." Because you never know if someone will interpret "I hated this book" as "I hated it because it's about a person with autism, and I don't like that." You're right, though. There was nothing to connect me emotionally to the character, which I think has more to do with the skills of the author than the character himself. 3y
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Bellman & Black: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Trying to read this (sort of slow) book under a pile of dogs

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
Coleen I finished this one, but it was a struggle. 3y
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"I do not like strangers because I do not like people I have never met before. They are hard to understand." You and me both, kid.

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Loving this book. Say hi to George Michael in the background 👋🏼

Eyelit Hi George Michael! 🐶💜 3y
Sue Hey George Michael!! 3y
Gissy Hi George Michael! ❤ 3y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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Brunch is my favorite. And yes, I read literally everywhere

Bookartbookmarks I love going to lunch or dinner by myself with a book! 🍝🍹 3y
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The Trespasser | Tana French
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I really like the Dublin Murder Squad books. I've read the first and the sixth, so I ordered the four in the middle 😂 The Trespasser was great. I highly recommend it, and you don't have to worry about whether you've read the others. They are related but they stand on their own.

Reviewsbylola You're in for a treat! Faithful Place and The Likeness are two of my favorites (along with The Trespasser). 3y
RebeccasReading I've read all of them now except for the Trespasser (which I just started). I agree with @Reviewsbylola that Faithful Place and The Likeness are my favorites of the series. They're all great tho- Tana French is probably the only person who writes such literary crime novels! 3y
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Beautiful, but slow. Also I didn't know that William Herschel discovered Uranus

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Lolita | Vladimir Nabokov
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Planning to read this by V Day

kirstyreads What a beautiful edition! Fantastic photo of it too 3y
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When all you want to do after working through the holiday weekend is stay home and read.

Eyelit 💜 the mug! 3y
TheLibrarian Adorable mug! 3y
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Sweet baby Jesus just let me finish a book tonight please. This has been the Thanksgiving from hell and I miss my books 😭😭😭

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#bookhaul: because self-control is not a thing bookworms possess.

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I forgot the chapter where Harry and Diddykins say goodbye 😭

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All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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"Rawlins was lying on his side in the springshot iron bedstead watching him in the dark. The cigarette glowed a deep red when John Grady drew on it and his face with the sutures in his cheek emerged from the darkness like some dull red theatric mask indifferently repaired and faded back again."

Coleen Great view! 3y
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All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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I didn't expect this book to make me laugh

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"The Dursleys, after quick, scared looks at one another, tried to ignore their glasses completely, a difficult feat, as they were nudging them gently on the sides of their heads. Harry could not suppress a suspicion that Dumbledore was rather enjoying himself." ???

MrBook 😻 3y
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The Midnight Queen | Sylvia Izzo Hunter
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"Not one pair of lovers in a thousand, Gray, has such a chance, and besides the danger to [her], I shall think you very stupid indeed if you do not take it." Swoon

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