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Skyrimir

Skyrimir

Joined January 2017

Teacher, reader, “Be wise, be brave, be tricky.”
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The Hunger by Alma Katsu
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The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
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Unbury Carol: A Novel by Josh Malerman
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Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
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Who else packs multiple books just in case you finish one? Haha

Megabooks 🙋🏻‍♀️ 5h
j9brown 👋 5h
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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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Spoopy poolside reading while the kids I babysit are at their swim lessons. Oh how I wish I could hop in that water!

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Book mail! I have a few books I have to finish then I‘m diving into these!

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These Witches Don't Burn | Isabel Sterling
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Reading one of my #botm choices! I‘m enjoying it! I almost didn‘t get it because it‘s supposed to be the start of a series, but I‘m glad I did.

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Waiting for swim practice to finish, wishing I could be in the water. It‘s 100 degrees today!

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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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I ordered this used and when I got it realized it has all the author post its from Pagehabit. Pretty cool! I never ordered from them but was always curious about the notes.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I haven‘t posted about this in awhile, but I‘m still going! #booked2019 I‘m having a slow reading year...I‘d already read like 60 books by this time last year! I think I‘m at 20 now...Anyone have good suggestions for #genrebusting ?

shadowspeak17 I read Friday Black off this list for genrebusting and really enjoyed it. @strandbookstore/books-that-shatter-traditional-notions-of-genre-dd7a26a1ccf3" rel="nofollow" target="_top">https://medium.com/@strandbookstore/books-that-shatter-traditional-notions-of-ge... 2w
shadowspeak17 Some others I think would work... 2w
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Cinfhen Yay for progress👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻you‘re doing great!!! You can click on the #genreBusting hashtag to see what others have read!! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job so far! 2w
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It was hard to pick this month! #botm

Butterflyamore I got A Nearly Normal Family, too. I also did Ask Again, Yes as an add on. It was definitely a hard pick this month! So many great choices! 3w
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Oooohhhh, so this is creepy and interesting and I can‘t stop reading. My first book by McGuire but if it‘s all as good as the first 50 pages it definitely won‘t be my last.

Lisas.Library I‘m waiting for my signed copy to arrive. I‘m anxious to read this one 3w
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#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge holy cow! This class owned me, I definitely had to modify some moves but I‘m going back Friday! I‘m meeting my fitness goals, slowlllly getting better with the food goals. How‘s everyone else doing?

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3w
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3w
TheSpineView Awesome! 3w
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Thanks for hosting a giveaway! @britt_brooke #dollarscoregiveaway Check out the tagged litsy to see how to enter!

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The Mist | Stephen King
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I have a friend who does pottery and I won some of their little bowls in an instagram contest. They are so cute on my bookshelf!

Megabooks They do! 3w
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️ 3w
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Oh, I wasn‘t doing anything, just trying to read...this book has been a pretty big eye opener so far.

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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I love reading with my calico lady.

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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#bookfitnesschallenge #bfc I‘ve been doing well with some goals, and others not as much. I‘ve been keeping up with exercise and have been steadily cutting out the bunches of coffee cups I drink every day. The goal to go teeto isn‘t doing as well, but I‘m cutting back, so there‘s that! I started swimming again this week and remembered how much I love it! I‘m slow, but it‘s so relaxing and I still feel like I get a good workout.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 4w
4thhouseontheleft Cutting back is a great start! It is incredibly difficult to go cold turkey. 4w
Caterina Sounds like you're doing great!! 🙌 So glad you're enjoying getting back to swimming. 😊 4w
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BethM I‘m in awe of your swimming ! 4w
Clwojick This is awesome! I love that your watch shows the different strokes! 😱 My sisters-in-laws New father-in-law was just telling me his watch did this! 4w
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏 4w
TheEllieMo Well done, that is brilliant! It‘s great seeing people seeing improvements; we haven‘t all hit our goals but we‘re all working hard towards them! 4w
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Finishing Dry (I started Christmas!) and watching the little boop on the left. My dog is so picky about the dogs he likes, so whenever this dog‘s owner asks if I can dogsit I say yes! Gives my dog a break from hanging with cats all day, lol.

ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍😍 1mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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While I didn‘t ace all my goals, I do think I moved around a lot today! I even made myself do my nighttime yoga even though I was feeling lazy. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc I‘m listening to this while I exercise, but I‘m having the same problem I had with her other book, I‘m so over the narrator! I‘ll probably finish it on paper.

BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 1mo
Kaye 👍🏼🌟 1mo
BethM Well done! I struggled with this one on audio and ended up just abandoning it. 1mo
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Nessavamusic Great job! 1mo
AprilMae Good job! Keep it up!! 1mo
TheSpineView Way to go! 1mo
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I saw this yesterday and am excited to start! I had to think about my goals, and I would like to keep hitting 7 workouts a week, cut alcohol and go completely teeto, take my dog on more walks, only eat fast food once a week, cut back on caffeine (I drank too much this morning and have awful anxiety right now), and read a book a week. Here goes! #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

TheSpineView Good luck! 1mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Thise are some great goals! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Caterina That's a lot of goals! You got this! 👍 And welcome! 😊 1mo
BookwormAHN Nice goals, good luck 🍀 1mo
Skyrimir Good luck everyone! I‘m excited to join a group challenge. I‘ve been struggling to stay committed on my own. 1mo
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Pulp | Robin Talley
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Rainy weekend means I‘m getting lots of reading in! Finished Baby Teeth (so creepy) and this is next!

Update - So sad to DNF this one! I was really looking forward to it. I got over half way and realized that, though the characters are diverse, no one has a personality. I didn‘t really know any of them. Or care enough to know what happens to them. That and all the repetitive paragraphs (someone needed a better editor) have me saying peace out.

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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The pets are enjoying the unexpected day off work! I‘ve been meaning to read this one for awhile.

Megabooks Cute! 1mo
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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Got my #botm! Also, this bag they send you after 12 boxes as part of their new customer appreciation is really nice! Sturdy and there‘s a zippered pocket inside.

BookishMarginalia 6 boxes to go! 1mo
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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Thanks for hosting a giveaway @Mowen036 This book looks like it will be really good. #whisperifyoucan

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My May #BOTM!

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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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After not enjoying (or finishing) Wink, Poppy, Midnight I am giving this author another shot. Here goes!

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Doing a thing I never have time for anymore. Coffee shop breakfast and reading! I am enjoying these volumes. Anyone else read them?

GrilledCheeseSamurai I keep meaning to. I really enjoy Matt Kindt's watercolor art style. ❤️ 2mo
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The Hunger | Alma Katsu
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I may be out of my reading slump! I finished An Anonymous Girl yesterday (very good, so twisty turny) and am making really good progress on this one. Right from the start the tension is perfect.

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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I‘ll go to the thrift store and get a dress for prom I said (all teachers have to chaperone), maybe I‘ll just give the books a peek I said, leaves with an armful of books and no dress...

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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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Unexpected car trouble + repair expense means I‘m getting in bed a little earlier than usual and reading a book. Cars are the worst. I wish I lived in a mass transit friendly city!

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I was reading this earlier and looked up to see my cat staring at me. No, it wasn‘t because she loves me, it was dinner time and she was patiently waiting for me to move, haha.

Book related, this is not my typical thing but I‘m really enjoying it. A nice easy read (though there are some heavy topics) is exactly what I need this last quarter, all my senior students have senioritis BAD. 🙀

CoffeeNBooks Beautiful cat! 😺 2mo
SassyBookworm She is gorgeous 😻 2mo
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mcipher What a gorgeous kitty!! 🥰 2mo
AmyG Beautiful! 2mo
Skyrimir Thanks all! She‘s my lovely rescue lady. A friend found her as a kitten overheated in a parking lot and I adopted her after we couldn‘t find owners. She‘s 11 this year! 2mo
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Listening while I work on props for our school play, a retelling of “A Midsummer Night‘s Dream”.

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Elevation | Stephen King
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“Not a wind, not even a high, exactly, but an elevation. A sense that you had gone beyond yourself and could go farther still.”

I had no idea what to expect from this little book. Slow, but I am listening to the audiobook and am enjoying hearing King narrate. It‘s different, that‘s for sure!

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When your book buying ban lasts less than a day and someone calls you out on it.

Linsy 😆 3mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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An evening of babysitting cut way shorter than I thought it would be. So now it‘s me, my pup, and a book. Also, the music from my neighbors LIVE tejano band (they‘re really good!) and my husband playing fortnite, haha. I‘m enjoying this, but I‘m not 100% behind the narration style yet.

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Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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This was my first LaCour book and while it won‘t be my last I definitely need some time before the next if all her books are this intense. A heartbreaking story lovingly written.

readinginthedark I read We Are Okay a couple years ago, and it was so good! But definitely intense. She's really sweet in person! 3mo
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Russian Fairy Tales | Aleksandr Afanas'ev
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When the seller describes a book as in “good” condition with light wear and it looks like this when it comes in. 😱😩

MommyOfTwo 😡 3mo
britt_brooke 🤬 3mo
Tamra 😤 3mo
bookandbedandtea 🤦‍♀️ 3mo
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Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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The book I‘m reading AND the phrase I said a million times will giving my pup a LONG over due trim. He‘s like a new dog!

swishandflick Aww!! 3mo
Megabooks Cute! 3mo
TheAliceEvers 😂😂😂 3mo
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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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So I‘ve noticed with a few of my recent #botm that the binding comes loose super easy. I don‘t feel like a book should already look like this on the first read through. Anyone else noticed a dip in quality? I don‘t mind if covers are cheaper quality (like Circe), but if the books actually fall apart I may just have to #quitbotm

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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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I‘m on the Alief chapter so I thought I‘d post a pic of it! This is Alief in the 70‘s. I had to pick this botm because Houston is near and dear to my heart!

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This boy is holding me hostage! I can‘t finish my book for book club tomorrow!

Meaw_catlady Awwww cuddly bb 3mo
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Lot: Stories | Bryan Washington
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My March #BOTM. Great picks this month!

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Eggshells | Caitriona Lally
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Next up in #booked2019 with a handmade bookmark. I should be reading my book club book but I really want to start this...

monalyisha Haha. This is how I do book club, too. 😅 4mo
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Honestly, if I hadn‘t already swapped a book for #booked2019 I may have already DNF‘d this one. It just doesn‘t seem cohesive, I don‘t know where this is going. It feels like maybe it‘s a novel that could have been a short story. Thank goodness I‘m just listening on my commute. Anyone else have a hard time with this one? @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I bailed on this book but others have really enjoyed it🤷‍♀️Don‘t force a book just for a challenge / then it becomes a chore and challenge is meant to be fun! 4mo
Skyrimir @Cinfhen that‘s true! I think I‘ll give it until the end of my library rental to see if it picks up,then decide if I‘ll finish it or not. I‘m about 1/3 of the way through! I enjoyed Sloane‘s other book, Sourdough. 4mo
Cinfhen I was afraid to try Sourdough because of this one, but I heard it‘s different and better 😊maybe I will try 4mo
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Unbury Carol: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Next up! I enjoyed Bird Box, and this one has got me feeling stressed already! In this Carol falls into comas where she seems dead but isn‘t, and she may be in danger of being buried alive. As someone who sometimes has sleep paralysis the whole idea of being aware of what‘s going on and not being able to move is all too familiar!

RadicalReader @Skyrimir be sure to check out the gripping and tremendous novel it is going to be made next year into a Netflix tv series never have I been more excited to see a movie to book adaption 4mo
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The Haunting | Shirley Jackson
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I watched the Netflix show first and then listened to the book. Both are very different, but I enjoy each version! The book feels more like an old school mystery and the show is gorgeous and beautiful. Both pulled at my emotions, I don‘t think I could say one is better than the other.

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Enchantée | Gita Trelease
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Starting this before bed. This is the one I was wishing I had put on my backpack earlier today, haha. The story sounds really interesting, there‘s magic, and I‘m a sucker for novels that take place in Paris.

allthingskayla I‘m reading this now. I love how it‘s set in Paris. 4mo
Kimberlone I am starting to regret I didn‘t get this as an add on for me #BOTM. Hopefully I can still add on for March! 4mo
Skyrimir @Kimberlone so I had no idea add ons for BOTM were anything other than old botms! I‘ve been wanting to read Small Fry and just ordered the first book to City of Copper. I hope I can add one of those next month! 4mo
Kimberlone @Skyrimir well recently the add on selection has been pretty lame but they updated for February and now there are so many new options! 4mo
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When your backpack already has five books in it, but the one you REALLY want to read is at home...

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When you are babysitting after work and forget to bring a book....you hit up Goodwill I actually found a nice sized stack rather than just buying one for the evening...I guess it‘s good I‘m babysitting! Haha

Tashaxlynn I love her! I found this book to be pretty funny. I could hear her voice in my head as I was reading it too. 4mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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My February #botm box. I‘m super excited about Early Riser. I just discovered Fforde with The Eyre Affair and can‘t believe I‘m just now reading his books.

kyraleseberg Early Riser is my favorite Fforde so far! 5mo
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Does anyone use the webtoons app? If you do, what are your favorites?

I am in love with Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe. It plays fast and loose with mythology, but the art! And Persephone is just the most precious cinnamon roll to ever exist.

butterbeerheist I do! My favorites are Let‘s Play, Gourmet Hound and I Love Yoo. 5mo
Skyrimir @butterbeerheist I‘ll have to check those out! 5mo
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This sticker was a travesty! Who does that?!? I think I found the magic combo for getting stickers off though! A hair dryer to warm the sticker and get it mostly off then I sprayed the glue that was still left with a degreaser. No more sticker and no more sticky!

RainyDayReading OMG I am going to have to try this now! I have so many books with those stupid stickers, it drives me crazy. 5mo
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