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Shadowfat
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This was a fast read. It doesn't beat Marvel for plot or super heroes but it's entertaining enough since it covers more of them being regular people. I'll be interested to see how the series progresses.

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This was an interesting book, even if it wasn't quite what I expected. There were a lot of well known artists but also some new ones I want to learn more about!

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Last review for now. I'm not a mother yet but I still appreciated the poems about the joy and difficulty of motherhood. There was a poem about losing a pregnancy that hit me pretty hard given my summer, but it was beautiful all the same

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Mehso-so

I'm glad I pushed through this one, the last story made it worth it. A lot of the stories were odd and a little off putting. Maybe I should have expected that considering the author created Bo-Jack?

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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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I'm trying to catch up on my reviews, so this may be the first of many! Sometimes I felt uncomfortable reading this for the situations she got herself into but I still thought it was funny and a good read, even if it was a little unrealistic!

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If anyone likes unique comics I would suggest backing this kickstarter! They're so close to getting funded and I'm hoping they do, I think it's a cool concept and I'd like to read it 🙂 Also I'm in no way personally involved in this project, I just saw them at a con last year.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I really like this book, it was adorable! I enjoyed that this romance was mostly about maneuvering a relationship around politics. I also enjoy romance books that have steamy parts that are also sweet but not explicit. I highly recommend reading this 🙂♥️

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Love Wisconsin: Stories from the Place We Call Home | Megan Monday, Brijetta Hall Waller
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This was a fun read. As someone who grew up and still lives in Wisconsin, it was interesting to hear stories about people from all ethnicities and backgrounds throughout the state. It makes me realize I need to see more of my beautiful state 🙂

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I'm excited for the new take on #lmpbc! I signed up for the memoir/bibliography group. Are we allowed to sign up for multiple groups @suvata ?

suvata Sure, if you‘re willing to juggle two books a month from two different groups. It might be good to see if the groups fill up first. 2w
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Thank you @Readergrrl for the amazing #Screamathon swap package!! I've wanted the tagged book for awhile! Also I really like all of the stranger things books and goodies, especially the stickers. They're all so unique, I think one or two are going to go on my kindle. I'm looking forward to eating the local candy you picked out! @4thhouseontheleft

Readergrrl So glad you liked everything! It was fun finding Stranger Things gifts as I have only watched the series and have not paid much attention to the extras. Now I‘m eager to collect some swag too!! 2w
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Upstate | James Wood
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I thought this book was well written but plot wise it just wasn't for me. Maybe once I have kids it'll be more relevant. This is on its way to you @DarcysMom for #lmpbc group T. Also I sent my #Screamathon package to @Readergrrl and it should be there tomorrow. @4thhouseontheleft @arubabookwoman @leslieseidel

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Marvel Rising | Ryan North, G Willow Wilson, Devin Grayson
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This was cute and had a good plot going. Squirrel Girl and Ms. Marvel team up to figure out who's behind these digital creatures appearing at school. The art style is a little cutesy but otherwise I highly recommend it!

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This was a fun way to introduce making ramen at home. There are a lot of components but it looks like fun! I may end up buying this to try making ramen at home 🍜

Tamra Looks great! 3w
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Mehso-so

I didn't find this scary at all, mostly just a little creepy. Also I liked the writing style but sometimes I felt a little lost with some of the character's reactions and statements. Maybe that was more due to the times (1950s)?

Soubhiville I‘m about to start this... 3w
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Thank you @JenlovesJT47 for all of the fun things you sent for the #cozyswap! All the treats look tasty and I'm excited for the face mask and the lotion! The books will be super fun. My cats also enjoyed the cat theme as you can see by his feet 🐱 @Avanders

JenlovesJT47 🤗 3w
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️🍁🎃☕️📖🔪♥️ 3w
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Senlin Ascends | Josiah D Bancroft
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Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for all of the fun things you sent with the #SFMBC book! I've wanted to read the tagged book, and I haven't heard of the other 3 but they look good! I tried to get my cat in the picture but he wouldn't pose 🐱 @Avanders

Avanders Yay!! ♥️♥️ 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Im so glad you like everything. Im sorry I thought I saw The Toy Makers on your #TBR. The other book is a good intro to Katherine Howe if you like magical realism. 4w
MaleficentBookDragon And. I'm obsessed with the candle. 4w
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Avanders Also .. I might have missed it, but did you send the SFMBC book to Karina? Thanks! ♥️ 4w
Shadowfat @Avanders yes I did. I'm not sure if she got it, I sent it 2 weeks ago. I didn't do tracking because it would have been double :( 4w
Avanders @Shadowfat oh wow! Well, she might not have it yet, but I‘m sure it‘s wending its way to her.. I‘ll check in! ♥️ 4w
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Travellin' Shoes | V. M. Burns
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1. Only 6 including the U.S.
2. Both! They're both pretty in different ways.
3. Every where! But for sure France, Vietnam and India.
4. NYC or Australia 🌏
#wondrouswednesday

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Familiar Things | Hwang Sok-Yong
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This was a sweet but sad book. There is a community of people who live at the dump, sorting through trash to sell. The story follows a teenager adjusting to this and the other things that happen along the way. Also @Avanders your #CozySwap package should have arrived Saturday 🙂

Avanders Yes, I got it! I posted yesterday... didn‘t tag you! 😳🤭 Can‘t wait!! 😘😘😘 1mo
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Overall I thought this book was good, even if the writing was a bit silly at times. Her food doesn't sound the greatest personally, but she must be doing something right to be a caterer to the stars!

Soubhiville What a funny title! 1mo
Shadowfat @Soubhiville that's part of the reason I picked it up 😆 1mo
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I'm glad I stuck with this book, I ended up really liking it. The author comes as a bit of of a fanboy at first but then it turns into a written version of Chef's Table. It inspires me to cook and to go back to Mexico!

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I really enjoyed this book. Dr. Harvey Wiley was one of the first chemists doing research on food safety with additives and properly labeling/listing ingredients and products. Some of his research could have never been done today, as he did trials using people. Wiley is one of many to thank for the government starting the FDA and the food laws we have now!

Lauram I‘m getting this book from the library to present as a selection at my next bookclub meeting. Even if it isn‘t picked, I look forward to reading this! 1mo
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I enjoyed this book. Winry enjoyed destroying my library book too, so I made her take a picture with it 😆. I enjoyed the trivia aspect of it since I've been doing trivia for years. Nina was an entertaining character, if not a little one note.

JulietBooks 🤗 1mo
wanderinglynn Winry does look a bit ashamed. 😂 1mo
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This was a quick read but fun. It's pretty amazing what crazy things people will say. As someone who works in retail I could definitely relate to some of how people acted!

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Finally catching up on my book reviews. This was an interesting take on the silver surfer. Definitely better than the movie.

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Mehso-so

This would have been better with a little more context. I felt like the story was a little confusing. Otherwise I think it would have been better.

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I thought this was an interesting take on the iconic concert. It listed the time each band played, how long they played, and the songs. There were also pictures and stories about musicians who should have been there.

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This series just keeps getting better! This one involves medieval time travel!

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My Brother's Husband | Gengoroh Tagame
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I thought this was well written and illustrated. The main character gets to know his brother's husband and grow more comfortable in knowing his brother was gay and that his widower is a great guy. It's sad but sweet.

rwmg I've just bought vol 2 2mo
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I wasn't a big fan of the art style but I liked the premise. I like the manga pictured better that I also finished this weekend. This is what happens when too many library books are due at the same time 😁

JenlovesJT47 Hey! Can you give me some ideas for books you‘d like for the cozy swap? I don‘t want to send you stuff you already have. 🙃 2mo
JenlovesJT47 My email is JenlovesJT47swaps@gmail.com 2mo
Shadowfat I can do that @JenlovesJT47 ! I'll think of some in the next day or two and email you. I'm a big fan of cozy mysteries so I've read a couple of popular series 😀 2mo
JenlovesJT47 Cool, please send as soon as you can because I‘m having surgery next week and want to get it mailed out before that if I can 🙃 2mo
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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This was pretty predictable but cute! I like that there are more romance novels coming out that aren't super racy. Plus she's coming out with another book in the same world 🙂

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Avengers & X-Men - Axis | Rick Remender
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I probably should have read the onslaught series before this to have more context in to what was happening. It was still good though!

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This turned out to be better than I thought! I enjoy the different narratives and how so many people are connected to Weylyn. I'll be mailing this back to you today @kellyann28 . @Johanna414 @TheBookKeepers #lmpbc

kellyann28 Yay! I'm glad you liked it ☺ Can't wait to see what everyone wrote 2mo
Johanna414 Kitty feet! 😍😍😍 2mo
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Shadowfat
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I enjoyed this book, even though it seemed loosely based on the food. Each event in history is explained as well as a meal that surrounded it. There are also recipes for the meals after each chapter which is a nice touch.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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Thank you @sblbooks for the fun things you sent for the #staycationintimeswap ! I've never heard of the movie but it looks interesting. Also the cookbook is super neat! I like that it old and has colonial recipes, plus the pictures in it are great! @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit The Devils Arithmetic is an amazing book. Thank you for joining the Staycationintimeswap!! 2mo
AmyG I have America‘s First Daughter. A friend gave it to me and said she loved it. 2mo
sblbooks You're welcome. I had fun shopping for you. I hope the t-shirt fits. I loved America's first daughter it was really good. Hansel and Gretel is on my TBR. 2mo
Shadowfat @sblbooks I'm glad you mentioned that, I didn't see the shirt in the bottom of the box! It looks like it'll fit. I like the pictures too 🙂. They're both on my TBR so I'm excited to read them! 2mo
sblbooks I'm glad too.I would have hated for you to throw the box out, without realizing there was more in there. :) 2mo
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Sex Criminals Vol. 1 | Matt Fraction
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I thought this was an interesting concept. I didn't always love the characters but the colors were pretty and I liked that they're trying to save a library.

Chrissyreadit Checking in about your Staycation In Time Swap package, did you send yours? Receive yours? 2mo
Shadowfat @Chrissyreadit I did receive mine. @sblbooks look for a package from amazon tomorrow and a package mailed by USPS on Weds. I had to split it up in order to get to you on time! 2mo
sblbooks Thanks for letting me know! 2mo
Avanders (Let me know if you‘re going to pass on #cozyswap — check your email if you don‘t know what I‘m talking about 😉) 2mo
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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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This was a little slower than anticipated but I'm still glad I finally read it! I think I'm sending this to you @DarcysMom ? @arubabookwoman @leslieseidel #lmpbc group T

DarcysMom Yay! I am planning to get my book mailed this weekend. 2mo
kellyann28 Did you get my book from the previous round of LMBC? I want to make sure it isn't lost and I get it back! It's okay if you don't want to finish it or start it. 2mo
Shadowfat I do have it @kellyann28 . It took me a little to get into it but I'm still reading it. Don't worry I'll make sure you get it back once I'm done 🙂 2mo
kellyann28 Awesome, thank you! 2mo
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Shadowfat
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While I didn't agree with everything in this book I still really enjoyed it. It was calming to read about the different practices, some of which I do, and to hear short antedotes. It's given me a list of things to improve on!

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I think the wedding date had a stronger story but I still really enjoyed this one. I just wish they hadn't focused so much on the cousin. Now to read the Wedding Party! I was really tempted to buy it instead of going to the library, the cover is really pretty😆

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I thought Molly was an incredible entrepreneur and it sounded fun but stressful to run a poker game of that caliber. I probably would have quit long before she did, but I can understand that it would be hard to quit that kind of lifestyle!

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Supermarket | Bobby Hall
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I gave this a try but after 115 pages I couldn't keep reading. All of the characters talk the same - like a guy in high school trying to act tougher than he is. I figured out the twist pretty early. It was a little slowly paced and the writing style was annoying and hard to read. It's too bad, it had good potential!

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I'm a little behind on the #StarWarsBuddyRead but I finally finished this one. I enjoyed the plot and the background of the relationship between Qui Gon and Obi Wan. I did think the writing could use some work but overall it was a fun read. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed those parts too. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa And no worries, I am behind too. 3mo
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Ridiculous Light: Poems | Valencia Robin
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I usually don't read poetry but I thought this collection was well done. It's contemporary and the poems were calming to me, even if the subject matter was not. I would definitely recommend!

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This story made me remember why I had wanted to become a zookeeper in college but also why I decided against it. All of the keepers have such compassion towards their animals, but the low pay and politics get in the way. Also it's heartbreaking what happens to the animals, especially when it's due to an terrible guest provoking the animals!

Tamra I am ethically torn about zoos. 😒 3mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Another good book by Helen Hoang. I had a little problem with the ending but otherwise enjoyed it. I really related to the main character. This was a quick read and had just enough steamy parts without being excessive.

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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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I thought this was an interesting concept. It's like hunger games but their actually all training to do a job. Now to read the second book!

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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Here are the options I found for our #LMPBC book. I'm leaning towards Sourdough since I've been meaning to read it for years, but I know it was popular. Thoughts? @DarcysMom @leslieseidel @arubabookwoman

DarcysMom I say, yes! I haven't read it (or any of the others). 3mo
arubabookwoman I haven't read any of them. I have Windfall on my wishlist (it's the only one I've hesrd of), but Sourdough is fine too. (edited) 3mo
Shadowfat Great! I'll go with Sourdough then if that's ok with you @leslieseidel 3mo
leslieseidel Yes it is great with me!! 3mo
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Avengers: Falcon | Stan Lee, Scott Edelman, Mark Evanier, Jim Owlsey
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I enjoyed learning more about the Falcon's origins and day job outside of the MCU. My library did make me think this was part of the original Avengers series which is not the case. But it was still good!

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I found the author slightly annoying at times but overall I found the book calming, which helped me leading up to my surgery. Also now I really want to go to India and Nepal!

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This was a lot more technical than I expected so it definitely helped to have a science background to read this. It really confirmed that people are gross and bacteria is everywhere!

Sace I just heard about this book on NPR's "Ask Me Another!" 3mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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This was an interesting take on Snow White, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Sorry it took me so long to read @kellyann28 , I'll mail it out to you tomorrow. @TheBookKeepers @Johanna414 #lmpbc

Johanna414 Glad you liked it! I thought it was an interesting spin on the original fairy tale 4mo
kellyann28 Woo hoo! Thanks 3mo
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