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SleepyDragon

SleepyDragon

Joined September 2016

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I'm about at the halfway mark and feel like I'm reading a Hallmark movie. Just interesting enough to keep going, but so cheesy and ridiculous that I keep rolling my eyes. #PrimeReading

SleepyDragon There is a Litsy reference, though. Lol 11mo
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Is anyone on this new Fable thing? I heard about on LeVar Burton's FB page, promoting his new project on it, and checked it out. I'm not in a place to subscribe just yet, but hanging out in the free realm. I guess the app is also a reader? Interesting. Anyone else on it?

#fable

https://links.fable.co/rFbpFXnVmgb

night_shift Haven't looked much past that subscription price. I don't think I'd be interested in any of the clubs I saw beyond Burton's 🤷‍♀️ 12mo
SleepyDragon I don't think all of them require a subscription, but I haven't tried to join any yet. 12mo
SleepyDragon Burton's does, though, which made me sad. 12mo
Chelsea.Poole I downloaded it but I‘m not going to subscribe to it. It‘s pretty! But I don‘t find it very useful since I‘m not going to purchase books through it or subscribe. 12mo
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"Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

Marvin may be my spirit animal ... er ... spirit android.

#reread #HGTTG #H2G2 #RestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse

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Men Explain Things to Me | Rebecca Solnit
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JackOBotts Educated with a Chainsaw 😳 1y
Tattooedteacher The Nature of Fragile Things With a Chainsaw. 1y
Butterfinger Boys in the Boat with a Chainsaw. 😖😂😂 1y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag Maurice with a chainsaw 1y
SilversReviews The Good Sister with a Chainsaw 1y
swynn Shoes of the Fisherman with a Chainsaw. (Dang, I want to read that one instead!) 1y
SleepyDragon And I thought Men Explain Things to Me with a Chainsaw was funny ... LMAO 1y
BookDragonNotWorm The Initial Insult ... With a chainsaw. 🤔 Seems like that may be the final insult too! 1y
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Borrowed this book from #PrimeReading years ago, and am finally getting around to reading it. I need to reread the Trilogy, it's been a while, and I have all six in a nice bound copy. Maybe I'll reread Liff as well. Lol

#Kindle #HGTTG #HaveTowelWillTravel

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Pickpick

"--and there are many of you--"

⭐⭐⭐⭐(4)

Very good read. Just as much gossip as history. The Hollywood starlets of the era had nothing on Martha.

(US really dodged a bullet recently.)

KCofKaysville Yes. Interesting book 1y
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Waited months for my #Overdrive hold to come in and the book will not load onto my Kindle Fire! No error messages. It says it's downloaded, but it will not open and still has an x on it. I can't really read it in my browser, because the print is too small and I can't zoom in. I need the Kindle book to load. Damn it!

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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟(5)
So poignant, so insightful, so much to remember and think about, that I highlighted half the book.

#VirtualMtTBRChallenge2020
#Overdrive

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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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My Overdrive library loans of late, or at least the Kindle ones. Not showing is Lab Girl, which was an audio book. Also not shown was Lumberjanes Volume 3, which I borrowed in print. I had to return White Fragility before I finished it, so I read the Mary Trump book and started The Martian while I wait for my hold to come in again. It's in high demand, so it may be a while.

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House of Danger | R. A. Montgomery
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My son and I started playing this RPG game based on the Choose Your Own Adventure classic. The designers were brilliant. We just finished Chapter 2. When we finish, I might just have to get the one based on "War with the Evil Power Master" next.

Literary_Siren I‘ve had this game for about a year now and haven‘t played it yet. 😬 2y
SleepyDragon @Literary_Siren You have a game on your TBR? Lol! I think that means you leveled up in real life. 😆👍 2y
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I'll be honest. I haven't be tracking my reading like I was before. The kids just started DL school, and 2x the kinder on Zoom is all consuming. I'm still reading, but it's sporadic stolen moments, and I don't have the time or motivation to time myself or use my multiple apps right now. I don't really have a lot of time right now to keep my Litsy page updated, but I'll try to share what I'm reading when I can. Today's stolen moment is ⬇️

SleepyDragon ⬆️ thanks to "movie night" for the kids. While they watch The Lorax, I'm chilling in the back with my movie snack, my Kindle and some not so light reading via #Overdrive. 2y
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I haven't compiled my July stats yet. Life in the time of Covid has gotten in the way of my posting and keeping up on Litsy lately. Sorry about that. My youngest two will be starting kinder, so right now is all about getting all three kids ready for Distance Learning. Since I will be basically their homeroom teacher, I'm not sure how much free time I will have for personal reading. This is definitely not how I saw this year going.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sending love ❤️ 2y
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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Another great installment in the series. Looking forward to the release of the next one later this year.

#VirtualMountTBR2020 #Overdrive

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Yup. It's as amazing as everyone says. Looking forward to reading Testaments as soon as I'm done digesting the story.

#MtTBRChallenge2020

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Virtual summer reading program craft was based on this book, so I found a video on Youtube of a librarian reading it, so the kids could watch it before doing the craft. Despite the scientific inaccuracy, it's a cute story about standing up to a bigger bully.

Sleepswithbooks Cute! At first I thought these were part of @wordslinger42 and @curiouserandcurioser showing off one of their Shark Week creations 🦈😂🦈😂 2y
wordslinger42 Those are so cute!! Not our doing, @Stacypatrice , but we've got some other things planned! 😅 2y
SleepyDragon This is not anything organized through Litsy. It's actually a T-Rex mouth with Edna the chicken inside. Though since I didn't bother to show you the closed head, I get that it looks like a couple of sharks. Lol 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Been putting this off forever, but now ... I'm going in!

#TBR

Powered_By_Plants Enjoy!!! Iv just finished it 😊 📖 2y
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)
Written by Weir before he wrote The Martian, his fame led to it being discovered and published, illustrated by Sarah Anderson (Sarah's Scribbles). It's a very clever crossover that turns three familiar female protagonists into teen superheroes. Lots of fun!
#SRP #Overdrive #VirtualMountTBRChallenge2020

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So our library opened up last week, and the summer reading program started today. Signed me and the kids up. All the programs are online. I go into the library to pick up craft materials and prizes earned. They have an app now so we can self check out items using our phones, renew items, etc. I tested it out by placing a hold on that book I wanted, only to find out they aren't processing holds at all.

SleepyDragon #SRP program today was by Ken Frawler, who sang songs and told stories with puppets. He tried his best to make it interactive, and my husband synced his phone to the tv so we could watch the FB live video all together. 2y
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Statistics For Dummies | Deborah J. Rumsey
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#2020Stats #2020YTD

20 books read so far. Not bad considering.

Jan - 5
Feb - 3
Mar -4
Apr - 2
May - 4
Jun - 2

June I read NPH's autobiography for #pridemonth, and Takei's graphic memior "They Called Us Enemy" for my #AsianPacificIslanderHistoryMonth in May.

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Statistics For Dummies | Deborah J. Rumsey
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And here is my #JuneStats. Bookended the month with my two finished books.

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Statistics For Dummies | Deborah J. Rumsey
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So last month I compiled my stats for May, and then didn't post them. Lol Oops. My one graph cut off one of the completed books. I read 4 in May.
#MayStats

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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

Why aren't more novels written in verse? This was an amazing, intense read. Technically YA, I guess, but it didn't feel like it. I hope it inspires more young people to write.

#VirtualMountTBRChallenge2020

#Overdrive

Butterfinger I am currently listening to it and enjoying it too. 2y
SleepyDragon @Butterfinger I read it as an ebook, but I bet it is excellent read aloud. 2y
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Choose Your Own Autobiography | Neil Patrick Harris
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

The format ended up being a bit distracting for me. I prefer a more linear history, I guess, and with this format you jump back and forth on the time line alot. Still, it's a very entertaining read, both because NPH is an interesting guy, and also for the fun added elements, such as fictional endings, recipes, cocktails, portions written by friends, magic tricks, secret pages, etc.

#MountTBRChallenge2020
Read for #pridemonth

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There is a book I want to read that is locked inside a library in Lake Arrowhead. Grrrr ...

Bars are open. I can get a drink and sit around while pepple breathe all over me, but I can't place holds and pick them up curbside.

A friend is getting a group together to read tagged and discuss on Zoom. I want in, but I'm broke and the library's still closed. It's not on Overdrive. Grrr.

Not my biggest problem, but what's bugging me at the moment. 🤪

Chelsea.Poole That's frustrating! 😣 Our library is open now but while it was closed you could still contact someone to access your card information to get hooked up with overdrive/hoopla. Maybe try calling or emailing...? 2y
SleepyDragon @Chelsea.Poole I've been using Overdrive, but they county hasn't purchase this particular title in digital format. 2y
Erinreadsthebooks Our libraries are open but our bars are closed 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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CogsOfEncouragement Ugh, I‘m sorry. Our city library opens today. Returns go in the outdoor drop off bin. Check outs are by online request and then an appointment time for outdoor pickup. 2y
Susanita From some of the posts from librarians on Twitter, I think it may have something to do with PPE for library staff? But yeah this patchwork approach to reopening is a little weird. 2y
SleepyDragon @CogsOfEncouragement That's all I want. Well, that and a virtual SRP for the kids online. I asked the district on FB about a summer reading program, and they said vaguely that they plan to do one "when they reopen in phase 3." I don't know if I want to take my 4 yr olds to in person programs this summer. All I want is to return the books I'm afraid my 12 yr old will misplace before they take them back and curbside pickup of holds. 2y
SleepyDragon @Susanita I mean, I get that different areas have to reopen slower than others, but I can literally go into Barnes and Noble and browse now, but the library can't do curbside? That's what baffles me. 2y
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ (2)

It wasn't as bad as it could have been. Fairly preachy and heavy handed, with a mediocre plot winding through detailed explanations of the writer's political views. Self published and as far to the left as you can get (house cats described as animal slavery in a toss away comment), it was oddly amusing, especially given current events. Bought this at a #FOTL book sale in the library in my very conservative town. Lol #MountTBRChallenge2020

SleepyDragon She's actually a decent writer. This book was just a little too over the top to be very good. 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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https://www.insider.com/jk-rowling-is-terf-tweets-same-sex-attraction-feminists-...

I just removed all Rowling's books from my Goodreads TBR, and I won't be purchasing any of her books for my 12 yr old, who lost interest anyway between the first two books. If he wants to read them, there's the school library. They won't be anymore brought into my house.

Can anyone recommend a trans author? I'm open.
#pridemonth #transrights

SleepyDragon I am aware that no action I take affects her. She's more or less untouchable. It doesn't matter. I simply do not want her in my house. Her tweets endanger lives that already live in constant fear. Her audience is huge, and she is doing a lot of damage. I just can't condone it. 2y
Chrissyreadit I‘m curious about what is the underlying function or fear in these beliefs? I have a hard time finding the information. Personally I believe all marginalized groups must be allies - especially as all seem to face the same oppressor(s). 2y
Gaylagal2 I'm so deeply disappointed in her. Now everytime I look at ANY of her books I feel sick and mad. Such an asshole move on her part🤬 2y
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xicanti Vivek Shraya is maybe my favourite trans author. She writes fiction, poetry, and criticism. Yoon Ha Lee‘s SF has style to spare, though to be honest I sometimes have no clue what‘s going on with the plot. (The rest of the package is so good this doesn‘t matter.) Anna Zabo‘s Twisted Wishes romances are top notch, if you‘re in the mood for rock stars and BDSM. 2y
AlobelThee I recommend the YA novel, If I Was Your Girl - I hoped J K Rowling could learn something from this 😒 but she seems clear on a view against Trans people being allowed to pass / be their gender, without bringing up the pressures, and harmful attitudes, to reveal their personal details of being transgender. 2y
janeycanuck Not trans but Tamora Pierce is saying the complete opposite of Rowling right now - she writes YA Fantasy. 2y
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Total for #24B4Monday: 7 hours, 22 minutes

Not bad for me!

Focused on the tagged book, not great literature but oddly amusing, and read to about 67%. Despite many long-winded, preachy passages, this book is turning out to be a quick read for this slow reader.

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"You can still see the book, so my sitting on your lap isn't a problem."

I guess I'll just read between your ears, then ...

#dogsofLitsy

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5 hours, 4 minutes as of Saturday night. The protagonists finally hooked up, a little less than halfway through the book. #24B4Monday

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Good lord, this is cheesier and preachier than the "save the planet" poetry I wrote in jr high. It's bad enough to be weirdly entertaining, though. Just realized it was self published by a liberal vegan living in a Spaceship Earth house somewhere. How it ended up in the library book sale here in redneck hickville is beyond me! Lol

2 hours, 40 minutes logged in for #24B4Monday.

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Gonna try to get a good start on the tagged book this weekend, so might as well play along with the readathon that once upon a time I gifted my hashtag idea to. #24B4Monday. Have a nice weekend, everybody.

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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ (3)

Not all these women necessarily deserve praise, but they were all very interesting to read about.

Didn't love this book, but I enjoy Karbo's writing style.

#VirtualMtTBR2020 #Overdrive

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

YA graphic memoir ... should be required reading in every school across America. #NeverForget #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth

#virtualmttbr2020

(Borrowed from my 12 yr old's collection #raisingreaders)

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Next read, borrowed from the 12 yr old. #AsianAmericanandPacificIslanderHeritageMonth (Longest hashtag ever!) #VirtualTBR #graphicmemoir

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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐ (2)

Ever read something so badly written, that it becomes the comical distraction you need? That's this book for me. I had forgotten this book was even on my #TBR until the request came through on #Overdrive last weekend. I don't like romances, but was looking for one to satisfy a prompt for a challenge I did, back in 2017. I borrowed it out of guilt for forgetting to cancel the request. It's incedibly cheesy and corny. Lol

SleepyDragon For those curious, I calculated my stats by tracking my time using the stopwatch on my Kindle, then divided by the number of pages. Probably not exact, but close enough. It was a quick read because of the format, repetition among paths, and low reading level. 2y
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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When you finally get into reading a book, but realize your stats are going to be screwy because it's a "choose your own adventure" type book. No clue how to track my reading with an app (and I have three, plus Goodreads) when you skip around the pages like that. And yeah, for some reason this is what I'm focusing on right now instead of the end of life as we know it.

Oddly enough, it's a romance, and I usually don't like romances.

janeycanuck Plus - do you count each time you go through it as a reread?! What‘s are the apps you use? 2y
SleepyDragon @janeycanuck Bookly (free version), Beanstack, Readtracker, and Reading Planner (free version). I wasn't counting it as a reread because I'm reading different pages, but now you have me wondering if I should ... 2y
PeterJohn If you like those RPG adventure type books, you might enjoy LitRPG stories. They aren't the same in that you don't make choices, or go to different pages, but they give the same game-like feeling. 2y
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Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau
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This is one of those essays that a person should first read at age 18, and then reread periodically at different stages of their lives.
#RtC - Reread along with my friend's book club.

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Statistics For Dummies | Deborah J. Rumsey
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#2020Stats #2020YTD

14 books so far:
Jan - 5
Feb - 3
Mar -4
Apr - 2

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, so I am thinking of moving some Asian American authors to the top of my TBR stack. We'll see what happens. Hopefully I will get back some of my reading mojo soon.

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Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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#AprilStats
I only read two books, one early on in the month, and the other just barely at the end. They weren't even that long, only 449 pages total. But I did assemble my new book cart, so that's something. I'll post a pic of that sometime soon. I'm still organizing.

Tagged is my favorite of the two books of April.

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A Room with a View | E.M. Forster
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4)

Read this one to follow along with my friend's reading group (#RtC). Hard to get while in a reading slump, but I did ultimately enjoy it. It has all the elements I like in the genre and classical period of literature. Not sure why I never got around to reading it before, considering I've read Howard's End twice.

#VirtualMtTBR2020

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White Bird | R J Palacio
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Tagged is one of the five books my oldest has on indefinite loan from the local library. We don't discuss politics in detail around him, and this panel prompted him to Google “trump's zero tolerance policy“ on his phone. He comes out of his room angrily asking “we're separating families?“ Sigh. He's still 6 yrs from voting age. These discussions are hard, and I wish he only needed to worry about kid stuff. #raisingreaders

Texreader My daughter is so upset that she will be a few weeks shy of voting age to vote in the presidential election. 2y
Slajaunie This is not a new policy. It was done under the last few Presidents just not publicized. @Texreader (edited) 2y
SleepyDragon Slajaunie - That statement is not entirely accurate. The zero tolerance policy, including separating children from parents and putting them in concentration camps with horrendous conditions is uniquely trump. Also,I just recently read where a large percentage of people being deported contracted Covid-19 while being imprisoned in the US. This is not the platform for political propaganda, and I will thank you for not commenting further. 2y
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Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5)

This was a 3.5 to 4 ⭐ read for me until the superb twist at the end pushed it up to 5⭐ status. I really enjoy this series.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2020

Next up is A Room with a View borrowed from #PrimeReading. Similar, yet not really. Having a hard time getting into it.

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Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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Forgot to screen grab my monthly stats on #Bookstalk, so no multiple pics for my March reading. I finished four books last month.
Shadow and Act and Born with Teeth ##mttbrchallenge2020
Dear Ijeawele and Bel Canto
#Overdrive #virtualmttbrchallenge2020

I began the tagged book, which I will probably finish in a couple days. I really enjoy the #LadySherlock series, although this one has a bit more romance in it.

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Not book related, but I wanted to share this easy DIY mask.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-fr3k3jWN6/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=BF768395-234...

Hope you are all safe.

jessinikkip Lovely tutorial! Ive heard if you put like a kleenex or paper towel inside it makes it even more effective 2y
SleepyDragon @jessinikkip I hadn't heard that. Thanks! 2y
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Pocket Book of Catholic Prayers | Lawrence G. Lovasik
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For my Catholic friends and followers. To everyone, have a blessed Sunday during shelter at home. 🙏

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David Goes to School | David Shannon
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Cute moment # 2 during the bedtime story: My 4 yr old daughter tells me "This is me. This is Luke. We are twins. I am angry." #raisingreaders #stuckathome

Texreader Too cute! 2y
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David Goes to School | David Shannon
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Cute moment # 1 during the bedtime story: My 4 yr old son decided to give all the other kids in the book names. Sally, Michael, Nico, Mally ... #raisingreaders #stuckathome

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Something to do soon, since I can't concentrate on reading right now ... #bookcart #needsassembling

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love mine!! 2y
Crazeedi We are all having the same problem! You will love your cart, I adore mine and want another one❤ hang in there! 2y
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown

Scared in California.

RamsFan1963 I work in retail. I wish my state would lock things down like California 2y
Texreader I‘m so sorry! Wishing you the best. 😘 2y
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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