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Schnoebs

Schnoebs

Joined January 2018

Trying to enjoy reading for fun on top of the responsibilities of having to be an adult 📚 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/laurenschnoebelen
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Reading a variety of things recently and wanted to share. I should be reading for #bbbbc and #lotrbuddyread but picked up Year One instead 🤦‍♀️ On the nonfiction side though, I‘m quickly making progress through friendfluence and recently started the Ryder Carroll book because I want to start getting into bullet journal for the new year 😍 What are you guys all reading?

#audiobook #nonfiction #mpls #twincities

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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5⭐️

Probably my 5th or 6th time rereading this but just as important to me as the first time. This is a book that focuses on an individual‘s journey in life and achieving what their one true goal (better known as personal legend in this book). It discussed the importance of good and bad omens, striving to achieve what you want and never backing down from your journey no matter how long it might take.

#audiobook #reread #mpls #twincities

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5⭐️

Focused on the influence on elements, Pollan takes the reader through a journey of fire, water, air and earth. He shows how in our modern civilizations we have become rather disconnected from the food we eat. The influences the 4 elements have on our daily lives is very apparent when you take to time to actually observe what is happening to our food and how it is made.

#audiobook #scribd #nonfiction #food #mpls #twincities

Crazeedi Sounds very interesting! 4d
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Mehso-so

3.5⭐️

A fun collection of stories focused on strong women in world history. I did really enjoy the wide variety of class levels, time periods and cultures/ethnicities being portrayed in the book. These are great resources for young women to gain access to because of the opportunities of inspiration and finding a new role model.

#diversity #feminism #nonfiction #graphicnovel #library #mpls #twincities

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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4.5⭐️

Y‘all this book though. Set in an alternate timeline, George Washington was offered and accepted the crown of America after the Revolutionary War. This is the story of the modern royal family with Princess Beatrice in line to become to first reigning Queen of America. From there we see how this causes strains on her and her twin siblings, Jeff and Sam. I loved every minute of this and can‘t wait for book 2😍

Schnoebs I‘m using this for a book set in fall or winter for the #gilmoreathon 7d
Sharpeipup Same! 7d
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Since I need to catch up on some reading, I lit a bunch of my Halloween lights and pumpkins and then lit some fall candles as well 😍🎃🍁

#halloween #candles #graphicnovel #mpls #twincities

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Was able to get these amazing prints from the Tolkien movie! And since I‘m starting to read his work thanks to #lotrbuddyread I‘m super excited! So many fun things thanks to the Twin Cities Book Festival

#lotr #tolkien #fantasy #hobbit #middleearth #mpls #twincities

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Red Balloon Bookshop | St. Paul, MN (Bookstore)
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Was able to go to the Twin Cities Book Festival today and had a blast. I got to listen to Katharine McGee talk and get my book signed (photo to come), learn about a bunch of free ebook resources in Minnesota, and got to meet some of the people from @FeministBookClub 🙌🙌🙌 Overall, great event and hope to go next year!

#bookfestival #bookmarks #ebooks #subscriptionbox #bookish #mpls #twincities

FeministBookClub You made our day!!! 1w
allureofbeauty I‘m sad I didn‘t get to go. I‘m intrigued about free e-book resources in Minnesota? 1w
Schnoebs @allureofbeauty it‘s called ebooksMN.org Apparently they have all sorts on there as long as you enter the site in Minnesota. It‘s partial in combination with the U of M libraries. First time I‘ve heard of it but I‘ve also only been here for 2 years so 🤷‍♀️ 1w
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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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If this is how the book starts, I know I‘m going to love it. Never forget the cuttlefish 🐡🐠🐟

#fish #pirates #mpls #twincities

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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5⭐️

The female characters of this series are the true stars of every single book. This one is no exception either! Yrene is probably one of my favorites in the series and probably competes with Lysandra in my top favorite character. I loved the journey this book took us through and the different ways in which someone can heal themselves and those around them.

Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2999300165

#mpls #twincities

Schnoebs Using this for the prompt of a book set in fall/winter for the #gilmoreathon (edited) 2w
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4⭐️

I ended up finishing this at the end of last month and really enjoyed it. There is so much to think about and wrap my brain around because this is the first time reading it and luckily I wasn‘t spoiled.

To get a better understand on my thoughts, here‘s my goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2635049267

#lotrbuddyread #tolkien #hobbit #lotr #fantasy #buddyread #mpls #twincities

Linsy Beautiful cover! 💚 2w
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 finally another off the list. Using this for the fantasy prompt for #52booksin52weeks 2w
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs 😘 👍👏 1w
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3.75⭐️

Definitely a solid volume and really enjoyed our intersections again between Iku and Dojo. With the second half focusing on her parents finally coming to visit, I really enjoyed how Iku‘s friends and team came to her need and supported her. I‘m definitely excited to see how this visit pans out in the next volume

#gilmoreathon #asianprompt #readathon #mpls #twincities

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Fairy Tail, Volume 38 | Hiro Mashima
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5⭐️

This is why Fairy Tail is the greatest guild! We see the end of the games with many amazing one on one and two on two battles throughout the volume. With Lucy returning from the past to protect her friends, there is an even greater twist coming their way which can easily impact the entire human race. I loved everything about this volume and there were so many parts that just pulled at my heart strings.

#manga #libraryc#mpls #twincities

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Accidentally got to my doctor‘s appointment a little early. Guess that means I can listen and follow along to my audiobook a little bit longer 🤷‍♀️💕

#scribd #audiobook #nonfiction #reading #mpls #twincities

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In Real Life | Cory Doctorow
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3.5⭐️

This is a cute graphic novel which looks into the world of gaming, anti bullying, feminism and cultural diversity and struggles. I think this is a wonderful read for teenagers who enjoy the nerdy side of things while teaching them a lesson about safety online and standing up for what you believe in.

#graphicnovel #library #gaming #videogames #diversity #feminism #mpls #twincities

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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This is a fun supervillain story where Nimona decides to one day approach Ballister Blackheart in the hopes of becoming his shapeshifting sidekick. Needless to say, she got the job. With all sorts of twists and tricks, this story focuses on the importance of being there for your friends, accepting who you are even with your differences, and realizing that the good guys might not be 100% good and the bad guys aren‘t 100% bad.

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So excited for this Half Priced Books Haul. Got a couple fantasy books that have been on my wish list for a while, some really interesting nonfiction that I‘m looking forward to following along with the audiobook and the Tyrannosaurus Sue. That last book just makes my Chicago heart so happy. It‘s about Sue at the Museum of Science and Industry.

#bookhaul #booksale #nonfiction #fantasy #dinosaur #mpls #twincities

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Half priced books clearance sale. My back is hurting a bit from the books I‘m waiting in life with but it‘ll be worth it. 11 books for under $20? Yes please!

AmyG Nice! 3w
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Flying Witch, Volume 7 | Chihiro Ishizuka
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3.5⭐️

Fun and wholesome like all the other volumes. Loved the mandrakes in this one; they put such a smile on my face. I really like that throughout this series you learn about the world of witches and magic and the rules and spells that go along with it but at the same time you see that witches have the freedom to tweak magic and create new spells when they want.

#manga #anime #library #magic #witch #mpls #twincities

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Y‘all, my bookshelves are officially spooky. Happy October everyone!!!

🎃🧙‍♀️👻🧛‍♀️🧟‍♀️🦇

#spooky #bookshelf #candle #halloween #October #mpls #twincities

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2.5⭐️

The first half of this volume was definitely a 4 star for me and then it got creepy again and way too jumbled. The story was all over the place with two different points in time for one large event and by the end of the volume I was left confused. Pretty disappointed with how this series is going because of how much I truly love the magic system and the majority of the characters.

#manga #library #mpls #twincities

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3.75⭐️

This book explores how people have romanticized pirates and the realities they faced. It was interesting learning about the roles women play, the influence policy and trade had on pirates and the pirates in history that influences the most famous pirates in our literature and cinema. I really enjoyed the timeline this book took and the variety of things I learned from it.

#libby #audiobook #nonfiction #pirates #mpls #twincities

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3.5⭐️

Cute coming of age story that looks into the struggles of high schoolers while also having the unique experiences of being demis (or mythical creatures). I really liked a lot of the cute humor throughout and the very positive messaging. Very authentic to the whole high school experience and will continue on with the series soon.

#manga #library #mpls #twincities

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I‘ve been feeling pretty stressed and overwhelmed lately from being sick and still having to work while also applying to jobs. To try and relax a bit, I decided to spend the evening trying to knock off some of the graphic novels and manga off my giant pile of checked out books from the library. This is the result 👍 Nothing overwhelmingly impressive but I enjoyed spending the night reading.

#manga #graphicnovel #library #mpls #twincities

rachelsbrittain Sorry things have been stressful. Nimona's a great one! 3w
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4.25⭐️

The one thing I can truly say about this series is that Sarah Beth Durst sure knows how to create a very vivid world. I can easily see every type of spirit she depicts and the formations of the all the tree buildings.

Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2709335792

#queensofrenthia #epicfantasy #queendom #fantasy #massmarket #mpls #twincities

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Fairy Tail, Volume 37 | Hiro Mashima
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4⭐️

This was so good! And my heart pretty much broke at the end of Chapter 315. I love the battle in the beginning with each one of our favorites fighting a member of the Hungry Wolf Knights. It just shows how amazingly powerfully they are and how fairy tail is definitely one of the strongest guilds around. The plot twist that came at the end of it was very unexpected but I‘m interested in see how it plays out.

#manga #library #mpls #twincities

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Spill Zone (Spill Zone, #1) | Scott Westerfeld
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3.75⭐️

In this world, there was an accident; a really bad one. Now under isolation, the the spill zone is home to weird creatures, floating possessed bodies known as meat puppets and objects that float and blow in the breeze when the air is still. Addie takes photos of all of this (except the meat puppets). Super funky semi post apocalyptic with what I think might be some fantasy.

#graphicnovel #library #mpls #twincities

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Mehso-so

3⭐️

This was very cute but not one of my favorite volumes. I really enjoyed the discussion on good and evil and fighting against the darkness. But that twist with the water dragon god really has me nervous. Excited to see what happens with him and Asahi in the last volume!

#manga #library #mpls #twincities

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Fairy Tail, Volume 36 | Hiro Mashima
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4.25⭐️

Probably the best part of this volume was seeing the power that dragon slayer magic has for outside of the battlefield. Wendy was just so impressive with her abilities in the beginning portion of the volume. I loved everything about this but there was just something that didn't make it a 5 star for me.

#manga #anime #library #mpls #twincities

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Super happy I was able to get this bind up of the Lord of the Rings for really cheap at Half Price Books. Officially ready for the #LotrBuddyRead for the rest of the year 🧝‍♀️

#lotr #usedbooks #trilogy #mpls #twincities

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3⭐️

I always enjoy hearing more from Jane Goodall. This is a short memoir from her earlier years and it was nice because you received more details her beginnings in Africa than you do in other books by here. I really enjoyed the story about the lions at their campsite and the call to action at the end about the need for conservation and environmental change. Quick read and worth the listen.

#audiobook #scribd #mpls #twincities

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My September Bookish Box came this past week and I‘m half and half with this box. I absolutely love all of the artwork this month. It‘s just so gorgeous but some of the actual items like the sleep mask and luggage tag I‘m unsure if I‘ll actually use it 🤷‍♀️

#bookishbox #subscriptionbox #ToG #Nevernight #characterart #mpls #twincities

RvnclawWhovian I‘ve been considering a bookish box subscription for a while now. Do you like it? 1mo
Schnoebs @RvnclawWhovian I really like it because of the options of subscriptions they have. I already have way too many books on my tbr so I really didn‘t want a subscription that gives me more books (even though they do custom dust jackets for all of their YA books). I like that I can get all the Bookish goodies without the book and I also get the shirt which is always soft 🥰 1mo
Schnoebs @RvnclawWhovian I also like that they provide a lot of variety in their items. They regularly do Bookish inspired jewelry which I love and always get compliments on and they also have a lot of usable items as well 1mo
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Flying Witch 6 | Chihiro Ishizuka
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3⭐️

I enjoyed this because we learned more about magical creatures and different rules and policies in witch society but other than that it wasn‘t too memorable for me. Not sure what was missing but I did again enjoy the role of food in this volume.

#manga #library #mpls #twincities

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Starting this bad boy for @TheReadingMermaid ‘s #LotrBuddyRead for the rest of the year. Can‘t wait to finally get this series read 😍🧙‍♀️🧝‍♀️💍

#lotr #buddyread #fantasy #mpls #twincities

TheReadingMermaid I'm about halfway through this one! So far, so good 😍 1mo
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Fairy Tail, Volume 35 | Hiro Mashima
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4⭐️

This battle game me chills all up and down my arms. The craziness behind the dragon slayer magic is what I live for and the fact that we got to see it in this setting was exactly what I wanted. I loved everything about it and I was riding on such a high from it but then they paused the story and went back to the day before instead of continuing on.

#library #manga #anime #mpls #twincities

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4⭐️

Really loved the format of the chapters and it told a very well rounded and informative story on the issue of garbage in modern society.

Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2618967152

#audiobook #scribd #nonfiction #environmental #mpls #twincities

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The Shining | Stephen King
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The hotel from the shining! Apparently from what my family told me, Stephen King also wrote it there too. Didn‘t even realize we were coming to the town that it was at!

#funfacts #literaturesites #EstesPark #CO

TrishB I think he spent one night there as a guest and that inspired the novel? 1mo
Schnoebs @TrishB I heard he actually ended up writing it all in his room at the hotel after hearing the ghost stories there 1mo
Crazeedi That's a beautiful looking hotel! 1mo
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Have about an hour before my flight to Denver. Been super bush with work and apply to jobs since graduating that I haven‘t had time to really posy on here lately. Hopefully with my trip to Denver for the next 5 days (thanks mom and dad for the graduation present), I‘ll be able to get a lot of reading done and destress!

#airport #msp #mpls #twincities #airtravel #reading #beer #vacation

Crazeedi Best of luck on you job hunt, I'm sure you will find the perfect one for you! 1mo
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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Part 2 of the Bookish Box Special Edition!

I am so in love with these dust jackets. These were completely worth the entire cost of the box 😍

There‘s character art on both sides and I tried to show as many as possible

#bookishbox #specialedition #dustjackets #fanart #characterart #exclusive #subscriptionbox #mpls #twincities

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Five Dark Fates | Kendare Blake
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Part one of the Special Edition Box 😍😍😍

Can‘t wait for my reread this month!

#bookishbox #subscriptionbox #threedarkcrowns #mpls #twincities

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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3⭐️

With all the hype surrounding this book, I was really hoping for a lot more. And on top of it, I wasn't expecting to predict the endings of Book One and Two (especially coming from someone who can't predict anything).

Goodreads Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2890109449

#bookmark #bookishbox #fantasy #overhyped #mpls #twincities

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Taking advantage of the down time at work to get a little further in this 👍

#queensofrenthia #epicfantasy #fantasy #masspaperback #mpls #twincities

IamIamIam I spy a cool bookmark! 👀 @BarbaraTheBibliophage 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @IamIamIam Oooh! A sighting in the wild! I still have more, if anyone subscribes to my email updates. 😎😘 1mo
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You & a Bike & a Road | Eleanor Davis
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3⭐️

I think this is an amazing book for someone else. This is the story about when the author, Eleanor left Arizona on the bike her dad made her to travel all the way back home to Georgia. The reason she did this is because she was dealing with serious mental health issues and knew that backing made her happy so she hopes that the trip will help her address her concerns.

#graphicnovel #library #bike #mpls #twincities

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Don‘t mind me and my obnoxious library haul 😂😂😂😂 I love getting manga and graphic novels from the library because of how quickly I read through them

#library #bookhaul #libraryhaul #manga #graphicnovel #mpls #twincities

GrilledCheeseSamurai I ❤️ fairy tail! And my fav. Thing is Monsters is 👌 2mo
Schnoebs @GrilledCheeseSamurai I‘ve been slowly making my way through fairy tail. Only half way through but I‘ve never heard of my favorite thing is monsters until free comic book day this year where it was one of the options. Super excited to get into it! 2mo
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4⭐️

What a cliff hanger!!!! This volume shows how talking and providing research to back up your words can be a lot more powerful in the right moment than physical action. But later in the volume it shows the opposite. Iku is faced with having to deal with past decisions playing a role in her current situation and this leads to many things happening throughout the volume.

#manga #anime #library #mpls #twincities

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Congrats on such a huge achievement @GrilledCheeseSamurai

D.O.D.O. has by far become my favorite sci-fi after reading it this year and I‘ve actually gifted copies away to try and force my friends to read it!

Litsy is such an amazing community where I‘ve come to know so many people from all different areas and have broaden my reading tastes from seeing what people read all the time!

#sixdigitsamurai @CaitIsExtra #giveaway #mpls #twincities

GrilledCheeseSamurai Thanks for participating! I'ma stack your book. 👌 2mo
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Library Wars | Kiiro Yumi, Hiro Arikawa
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4⭐️

This volume was so good! We saw the power they have politically as well as their military strength. The back and forth between Iku and Hikaru escalated even more in this volume and it was probably my favorite part. I really appreciate the weird mentor thing going with Dojo. I can't tell if he actually likes Iku or he just sees a lot of potential in her and he really wants to help.

#anime #manga #library #mpls #twincities

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Damn, just attacking my storybooks and fairytales 😂

#hollyblack #thefolkoftheair #truth #mpls #twincities

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O in Care of Magical Creatures NEWTs:
3.5 ⭐️

I have always been a fan of memoirs and this is a very interesting take on the genre. I really enjoyed hearing her stories and the impacts animals had on her life in every way possible. Anyone who loves animals will enjoy this. I got the overall message from the book but I don‘t see myself remembering much of the actually details.

#magicalreadathon2019 #audiobook #scribd #mpls #twincities

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E in Care of Magical Creatures NEWTs: 3.75⭐️

Lots of fun and I‘m enjoying the subtle feminist themes through out. The main character is a little ditzy but she‘s growing on me. I love the setting of libraries forming armies to protect freedom of speech and the right to read whatever book you want. I‘m ready to see where this series leads.

#magicalreadathon2019 #manga #anime #mpls #twincities