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StaceyKondla

StaceyKondla

Joined June 2016

Books and Pets - life is happy! Literary Agent at The Rights Factory
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It‘s been a busy week and I have been entrenched in reading manuscripts and client work. So here is another book I snagged at the book store this last week that I have no time to read LOL 😂 It looks super awesome though and is really beautiful 😍

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XX | Rian Hughes
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I have at least a dozen manuscripts in my queue to read but I couldn‘t resist bringing this one home from the book store - it‘s sci-fi but has a structure like House Of Leaves and is an absolute door stopper. Adding to my TBR pile in hopes that I will read it before I die 😂

Ruthiella I‘ve heard good things about this, particularly from the blogger/YouTuber Lonesome Reader. 2mo
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I binged this audiobook over the weekend - light, fun, escapist, and just what I needed. I‘m always a sucker for a good Victorian mystery ❤️🎩

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Saturday turned into a very busy day and I didn‘t get a chance to pop into Litsy much. This is the last book I picked up at the used book shop on Thursday. It is super gorgeous 🖤

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This is one of the books I nabbed at the used book shop yesterday - it looks plain but is full of colour prints and illustrations. It is absolutely gorgeous and covers more than colonial Europe - it is a world history of the occult, witchcraft, and magic. I can see myself spending hours and hours with this book 🖤

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Over the pandemic, I started to build a collection of quirky and interesting dictionaries. Today I treated myself to a pit stop at a local used book shop and scored this one. The clincher for me is the line “including the fallen angels” 😊😇😬 I will post another book I scored tomorrow

wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️ 2mo
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Lavender House | Lev AC Rosen
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Loved this audiobook! I just binged it over the last two days. It was compulsively listenable, great narration, a twisty gay whodunnit in a unique setting with unique circumstances, a fabulous main character and I hope this turns into a series 💜💜💜

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In an effort to get back in the Litsy habit, I thought I would share that my client Danna Staaf received a starred review at the end of October in School Library Journal for her wonderful book The Lady and the Octopus. It‘s a great book if you are interested in marine biology or octopi 🐙

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We Spread | Iain Reid
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I‘ve been shit about posting(it‘s been 2 years since I‘ve been in Litsy-eep😱) so I am going to try to do better. My most recent listen was WE SPREAD by Iain Reid. I love his sparse and sharp prose. While this novel has speculative, gothic, and thriller elements it is also a highly literary exploration of aging and dementia. Not a feel good read and I‘m still on the fence about the ending, but definitely worth reading. #readcanadian #gothic

Leftcoastzen Glad you are back !👍👏 2mo
StaceyKondla Thank you @Leftcoastzen! I am happy to be back ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn Welcome back! 2mo
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IamIamIam Welcome back!!! Life happens, we get it! 🥰 2mo
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StaceyKondla Thank you @wanderinglynn , @lamlamlam , and @Bookwormjillk - I appreciate the welcome ❤️ 2mo
kspenmoll So happy to see you back! 2mo
StaceyKondla @kspenmoll thank you! I‘m so glad many of my fave Litsy people are still here 😊 It‘s nice to be in touch again! ❤️ 2mo
kwmg40 Nice to see you back! 2mo
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Listened to this today and LOVED it - awesomely feminist and gave me fresh food for thought. Jess Zimmerman tackles some hard topics regarding women and women‘s rights within the framework of mythology and monsters.

Eyelit This sounds awesome! Stackity stack stacked! 😍 2y
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Shadows in Time: A Novel | Julie McElwain
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And the last of the Kendra Donovan series by Julie McElwain - Powered through this entire 5 book series very quickly, loved the characters, their relationship development, the mysteries, and the understated romance. This is a character driven series and each instalment has a strong plot. Loved them all ❤️

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Betrayal in Time | Julie McElwain
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This series is so much fun. Also finished this one very quickly! 💕

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Caught in Time | Julie McElwain
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Another fun instalment in the Kendra Donovan series. Couldn‘t stop listening 💕

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A Twist in Time | Julie McElwain
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I loved the first book so much, I carried on and binged the second. Just as fun -I am hooked and have started book 3.

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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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I powered through this audiobook! Pure escapist fun! Love the main character, Kendra Donovan. Perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon and Deanna Raybourn.

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I finished this one while #audiopuzzling. Set in 1909 Barcelona, it is as a diverting and interesting espionage sort of mystery. Very enjoyable.

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Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style | Kurt Vonnegut, Suzanne McConnell
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It‘s been a hectic month so I‘m going to catch up on posting my audiobook listens. This was a decent listen with some great points for writers. I feel like I would have enjoyed it more if I had read more of Vonnegut‘s work.

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Spent the afternoon #audiopuzzling - immersed in a mystery set in 1909 Barcelona with a wonderful bookish puzzle

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Kill the Mall | Pasha Malla
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This book is weird and hilarious. Hilariously weird. Weirdly hilarious. Just read it. Highly recommended

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The Hollow Places | T. Kingfisher
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Loved this book! Compulsively listenable. A portal horror with an awesome quirky main character, inventive settings for the real world and the world beyond the portal, and vivid emotional storytelling. Highly recommended

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The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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Since TV gives me headaches, I decided to listen to the audiobook instead of watch the Netflix show. So glad I did because this was really good! Excellent story, believable and vibrant characters, made me wish I was better at playing chess but I am a terrible strategist. Highly recommended.

Cortg The show follows the book really well so you‘re not missing much other than the shows costumes which were fantastic. 2y
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Clown in a Cornfield | Adam Cesare
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This one was entertaining enough but is basically a YA slasher story. I was hoping for paranormal evil clowns but they weren‘t. Plot heavy and fast paced. Wished for more character development as there could have been a deeper emotional core, but still a decent listen.

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Teeth in the Mist | Dawn Kurtagich
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This audiobook was more than an audiobook - it was a full on theatrical production. A weird story but I really enjoyed it especially how the author ended up weaving the storylines of the various characters all together. Definitely worth a listen.

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Fractured Tide | Leslie Lutz
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I fell behind sharing my recent audiobook listend so there will a flurry after this one. I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this one as I‘ve not read this author before, but I loved it! It‘s like a b-movie monster flick fused with a stranded on a desert isle survival story with a time warp twist. Compelling characters and fabulous world building. Highly recommended.

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I found this entertaining. Didn‘t rock my world but I was interested to see how it would all turn out. Solid character building, some good tension. TW: bullying scenes that got under my skin.
Stellar narration by the spectacular Bahni Turpin 💕#YAbooks #audiobooks #thriller

Aswenson All the blood was a bit much for me! 🥴 2y
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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I‘ve had this audiobook sitting in my Kobo app for a while and finally decided to give it a go. I started listening on the first and just finished. The writing is lush, the story is good, and I enjoyed the characters. I found myself getting a bit impatient with some of the bad choices, but overall really enjoyable and I will likely give the sequel, Everlasting Rose, a listen

LibrarianRyan I agree with you. I still haven't read Everlasting Rose but that is more because I have a not reading sequels in a timely manner problem. 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 268 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Burying the Shadow | Storm Constantine
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 267 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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The Summer of '39: A Novel | Miranda Seymour
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 266 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 265 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

MidnightBookGirl I need to start this again... 2y
RamsFan1963 I have this on my TBR also 2y
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The Reckoning | Sarah Pinborough
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 264 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Alif the Unseen | G. Willow Wilson
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 263 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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I was the lucky recipient of all the cuteness for Christmas! Plus some nice socks 🎄💚

Gissy Ahhhh!😍🎄❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚❤️💚 2y
GypsyKat Sooo awesome!!!!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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The Dark Library | Cyrille Martinez
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Rounding out the day with ice cream and a lighter fiction read called The Dark Library, which is labeled as absurdist fiction and I am enjoying it very much. #goodbooks #reading #lovebooksaboutbooks

Mitch Sounds a wonderful way to close the day 🎄👍🏼🎄 2y
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Finished reading Dark Archives and it was an excellent fusion of books, history, and science. While the book is about anthropodermic bibliopegy, it does not glamourize or fetishize books bound in human skin. The author takes a close look at how these books came to be, what we can learn from them, and the ethics involved with objects made out of humans. It was highly readable and I highly recommend it. #goodbooks #reading #lovebooksaboutbooks

CaliforniaCay I didn't know this was a thing, and I'm strangely intrigued 🤔 stacked! 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 262 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

FlowerFairy Really enjoyed this one! 2y
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Starting a day of relaxation with coffee and books. I‘m almost finished Dark Archives and hope to make a dent in The Dark Library today.

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 261 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 260 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

CarolynM I have an unread copy of this too🙂 2y
StaceyKondla @CarolynM - it looks so good! And I‘m sure it will be valuable research for my future life of crime 😉 2y
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Abarat | Clive Barker
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 259 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 258 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

Therewillbebooks I want this book! 2y
Mccall0113 I need to do this. Looks like fun. Maybe I will start it on the first of January. 2y
LeahBergen I have this one, too. What a beautiful book! 2y
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StaceyKondla @LeahBergen -it is super beautiful - I‘m such a sucker for beautiful books about books 💕 @Therewillbebooks - you should get this book because it is gorgeous 😊 @Mccall0113 -please tag me when you start so I don‘t miss your books! 🎉 2y
twohectobooks @Mccall0113 @StaceyKondla I think I‘ll be joining the fun as well, but probably just once a week because my TBR collection is very small! 2y
Mccall0113 @StaceyKondla I just realized your name... I‘m stacey too 🥰 2y
StaceyKondla @twohectobooks -I look forward to seeing your posts 😊 2y
StaceyKondla @Mccall0113 -you have a very awesome name 😉😍💕 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 257 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Dust | Charles R. Pellegrino
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 256 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 255 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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History of Reading | Alberto Manguel
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 254 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

Graywacke Have it on my tbr too. ☺️ 2y
Palimpsest This book is great! 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 253 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

LeahBergen This is a good read! 👍🏻 2y
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The Myth Hunters | Christopher Golden
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 252 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Russian Fairy Tales | A N Afanas'ev
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 251 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

The_Penniless_Author I love the illustrations! 2y
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 250 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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Shadowmancer | G.P. Taylor
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want.
This is day 249 #bookstoread #tbrpile #bookstagram

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