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StephanieMarie

StephanieMarie

Joined January 2017

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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BarbaraTheBibliophage I wish I could get into this book ... but yay, you! This has been such an interesting prompt, since people are choosing a wide variety of books to fit it. 👊🏻📚♥️ 2w
StephanieMarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage Honestly it is a WEIRD book and I wasn't super into it for most of it, but the ending came through for me. I'm planning to watch the show soon 2w
Cinfhen Agreeing with @BarbaraTheBibliophage Its been fun seeing all the different books chosen for genre-bursting 2w
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The Swallows of Kabul | Yasmina Khadra
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I just didn't enjoy it at all and I can't really put my finger on why. Not memorable.

#booked2019 #muslimauthor #muslimMC

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Ugh, that‘s a shame because the title and cover art drew me right in 😢 3w
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen same! It was totally a cover buy. 3w
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Strange and wonderful, with absolutely GORGEOUS illustrations and an inside look into the world of Auri. This novella might not be for everyone (as Rothfuss warns at the start of the book) but it was definitely for me!
#Booked2019 pick for a book #gifted to me, by my lovely husband.

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Palimpsest Loved this book! 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Hurray for hubs for getting it right 🎉❤️🙌🏻 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Fabulous!! ♥️📚👊🏻 3mo
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market | Kelly Link, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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The bag is a gift from a friend, the books are proof the bag's quote is accurate 😅

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The Angel's Game | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Switching between 4 books because I can't decide what I'm in the mood for 😂

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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#booked2019 #booktomovie I thought this was okay, but this is the rare case where I liked the movie much better than the book!

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

shanaqui I love the movie as well and differently! In the end I think they were doing different things -- aspects of the book wouldn't work well in film... 🤔 3mo
GypsyKat Classic! 💙 3mo
StephanieMarie @shanaqui I enjoyed the book, I just definitely prefer the movie, I just thought it was a more enjoyable story (Captain Shakespeare has my heart lol) 3mo
Cinfhen I think certain books are elevated when you add the visuals!!!! 3mo
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Cinfhen This actually sounds fantastic!!!! Thanks for sharing & posting 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get for my granddaughter! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great—I might have to get it for my granddaughters! 3mo
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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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This was ADORABLE!!! Such a feel good, beautifully illustrated, and diverse story. I had all the feels!

#booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen The cover is soooooo sweet 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice pick! 3mo
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I can't handle how cute she is! This little miss turned 3 this week! #catsoflitsy

MallenNC She‘s very cute! 3mo
MarriedtoMrT Super cute! 😻 3mo
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Cinfhen Well done🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉bring on summer 🧡🤩 4mo
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A collection of comedic columns on Bill Bryson's experience of moving back to the United States after living in England for 20 years.

#booked2019 #foodonthecover
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

4thhouseontheleft 😻😻😻 4mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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This was so good! It begins with an apocalypse that has wiped out human society that our protagonist is trying to survive, and reveals tiny bits of information so you don't discover exactly how the apocalypse came about until the end!

#booked2019 #clifi

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on the prompt. ✔️👊🏻 This one is my pick for #clifi, although I haven‘t started it yet! 🤪📚 4mo
StephanieMarie @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's definitely worth the read! Strange but scarily plausible. 4mo
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rwmg I loved it, and the others in the trilogy are just as good 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen mixed reviews so I‘m glad you loved it!! I‘m on the fence about trying this one....#somanybookssolittletime 4mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen Have you read any Atwood? I think people who liked the Handmaids Tale would probably like this. It's characteristically Atwood-weird though, I have no idea how she thinks of the things she writes about! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve read three by her! Loved Handmaids and 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to reading this one @LapReader 👉🏼 4mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen Ooh I haven't read Alias Grace or Blind Assassin yet! I have copies at home and will hopefully get to them soon 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ll tag you when I read Alias Grace, maybe you‘ll want to buddy read with me @StephanieMarie 4mo
Cinfhen Probably after the summer 🙃 4mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen works for me! I have readathons in both July and August 4mo
LapReader I‘m up for a buddy read too @Cinfhen 4mo
Cinfhen Ok 👍🏻 great @StephanieMarie and @LapReader let‘s try for beginning of September. I‘ll put it out there as we get closer. I find buddy reads really help me commit to books I want to read but for some reason they “scare” me. Ya know what I mean???!?!?! 4mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen I do know what you mean! I am the same way, I need something to keep me accountable or I'll just keep putting books off! 4mo
Cinfhen Yup!!! And the books I fear, I usually end up LOVING 🥰 (edited) 4mo
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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Indigenous culture and myth become a little more real than the main character thought they would... This book was slow to start off but I ended up really loving it! #booked2019 #indigenousauthor

Cinfhen Great!!! I also ended up loving my #indigenousauthor pick 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👊🏻✔️📚 4mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I love the summer!

britt_brooke Looks perfect! 4mo
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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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We're holding hands 😍😍😍

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One of the few multiple perspective books in which every perspective is equally captivating! My dad and sister recommended this to me and I was not disappointed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Warcross | Lu Marie
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I've been having a very productive reading week due to being sick- today was the first day I went outside since Tuesday! Read this for #booked2019 #socialmediafocus - the story centres around the Neurolink, a system used by almost everyone to communicate, purchase things, play games, and of course for social media!

Cinfhen Sorry you haven‘t been feeling well but yay for reading!!! I still need to read this book... I‘ve heard good things about it😁 5mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen thanks, hopefully I'm better soon! It was a solid 4 star book for me 😊 5mo
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Beautiful, beautiful day!

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Diary of a Young Girl | Anne Frank
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"Jews and Christians wait, the whole earth waits; and there are many who wait for death."

I can't believe I haven't read this before now! Such powerful words.

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This is probably one of my favourites from the Mary Russell series, it was so great to see more of Mary's past. Luna looks a little shocked maybe mysteries are not her genre 😹

Since Sherlock Holmes plays violin I'm counting this as my book featuring a musician for #booked2019

@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Not sure how I missed this post!! Hmmmm.... Sherlock Holmes, musician 🧐why not!?!??! 😂😂 5mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen my thoughts exactly 😂 although I'm now reading a book with multiple musician characters that might fit a bit better 5mo
Cinfhen That happens for me too...it‘s all fun...as long as we‘re reading and enjoying it doesn‘t really matter 5mo
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We're having a snuggle 😻 #catsoflitsy

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Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
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I successfully completed all 12 OWLs! I loved the majority of them - God Emperor Of Dune and Unicorns of Balinor were just not for me, but the rest were 5 star reads for me. I was pleasantly surprised by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and a Man Called Ove, I did not expect to love them as much as I did 💛 #owlsreadathon2019 #magicalreadathon

emz711 They're so great! 3mo
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Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I loved this so much I had to use a screenshot from goodreads for this, because I immediately lent it out to a friend before I could take a picture! I can't wait for the 2nd book in August 😍 #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Rhelia I love this book too! 6mo
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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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My girls ❤❤❤ Calypso on the right and Luna on the left #nationalpetday

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What if Aladdin never found the lamp? Answer: It would be very very bad!

This was a LOT darker than I thought it would be and I loved it anyway! The perfect mix of nostalgia and excitement as this familiar tale takes a whole new direction.
#pop19 #retellingofaclassic #disney

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Here's my TBR for #owlsreadathon2019! The wizarding career I'm going for is Seer! See link below for the announcement video if anyone is interested, this is SUCH a cool readathon if you're a Harry Potter fan!!! #harrypotter #magicalreadathon #apriltbr

RvnclawWhovian I‘m doing this too, so excited!! Just waiting for a couple books to arrive today so I can post my TBR. Good luck! 7mo
StephanieMarie @RvnclawWhovian yay! It's going to be so fun! Are you doing the careers part? 7mo
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RvnclawWhovian @StephanieMarie yes I decided to go with curse breaker 7mo
Susannah I just learned about this readathon today, so I‘m assembling my TBR this weekend! I want to go for Librarian. 7mo
StephanieMarie @Susannah Awesome! I wanted librarian too but I decided to start with an easier one for my first year doing it. I might change my mind later lol 7mo
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The Crucible | Arthur Miller
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At a play with my husband :) I've never read or seen this before so should be interesting!

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What an intense and emotional debate today! I was expecting By Chance Alone to win, but it was SUCH a close debate. Congrats to Zhiya who did an amazing job with her defense, and to Max Eisen for achieving his father's last wish of this story being told. All of the books are such important stories this year and I encourage you to read all of them ❤ #Canadareads

Blueberry Yesterday's debate was really intense also. They celebrity defenders are doing an amazing job. 7mo
Blueberry Thanks for using the spoiler tag. 7mo
StephanieMarie @Blueberry of course! I know I often can't get to watch/listen to the debates right away and would never want to spoil it for anyone in the same situation. Today I think every panelist was either crying or close to it! 7mo
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Watching the final day of #Canadareads !!!

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Just realized I finished all the #booked2019 #winter prompts with that last book!
Female Detective: The Moor by Laurie R. King
Fairy Tale Retelling: tagged book
Happy Place: Dewey by Vicki Myron
Podcast: Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Set in Ireland: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
New to me: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet

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Great book! I love a good villian retelling, especially when I'm both angry at the main character and still somehow rooting for her at the same time. Xifeng is infuriatingly flawed in this Evil Queen (Snow White) retelling set in a fantasy kingdom inspired by Asian culture.

#fairytaleretelling for #Booked2019 . It could also work for #POCparanormal if anyone is working on the autumn prompts. I'll probably use the second one for that.

StephanieMarie Also either a book you meant to read in 2018 or #debutnovel for #pop19 I haven't decided which. 7mo
Cinfhen Lots of options 😍 7mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen yeah for sure! It fits more for popsugar too those are just the two I'm deciding between. 7mo
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Loved this one! For #relatedtoapodcast (Get Booked by Book Riot - but I can't for the life of me find the episode now so I may have gotten cofused) for #booked2019
And #ownvoices for #pop19

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Is that snow????? 7mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen oh yes that's snow. We got a ridiculous amount this year, it's just starting to melt but we might get more on Friday 😑 7mo
Cinfhen Ugh!!! At least it‘s still looks pretty 7mo
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My #happyplace is anywhere with books and cats! Calypso wants me to go back to reading and stop bugging her lol. #Booked2019 #winter

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Oh my!!! She‘s gorgeous 🙀😺😻 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ll agree—Calypso is a beauty! 7mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage gorgeous and she knows it! 😸 7mo
TheBee ❤️😻❤️ 7mo
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The Game | Laurie R. King
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I love this dedication!

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#bathandbook when you can't decide what book to read, bring them all 🤷

rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 7mo
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Brother | David Chariandy
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#bookanddinner tonight. Working on a #canadareads book 😁

Melissa_J I‘m reading this one at the moment too. 8mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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She's sooooo cute 😻😻😻 #catsoflitsy

Libby1 You are right. 😻 8mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Reading on the couch with my husband and a glass of wine 💖 My husband is also reading which is a Valentine's Day miracle!

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My February #TBR. Nine of which I have out from the library right now all at once because I have no willpower #sendhelp ! I love this journal but wish it had more space!

The tagged book is the one I'm starting first (for #Canadareads of course!)

Butterfinger I have 9 from the library too. We have no self control. Lol. 8mo
StephanieMarie @Butterfinger it started with 6 and then holds kept coming in!! I have a lot of reading ahead of me 8mo
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Corvus | Harold Johnson
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Who's excited for Canada reads???? I'm starting this one from the long list. 2 more days until the final books and the panelists are announced! #canadareads #soexcited #diversebooks

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Such an epic story! Ken Follett is a #newtoyou author for me, but I'll definitely be reading more of his work! #Booked2019
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

StephanieMarie Trigger warning for rape. 8mo
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You went for a #chunkster!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Ken Follett really does write epics!!!! 8mo
StephanieMarie @Cinfhen Yeah I did! It was my choice for Popsugar's book set in a monastery so it's counting for two challenges for me :) 8mo
Cinfhen Oh good!!! It‘s length counts for at least 3 books!!!!! 8mo
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We're having some reading snuggles while my husband plays video games for the last stretch of #24in48

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Working a bit on a #chunkster I'm hoping to finish by the end of the month (but at only 300 pages out of 973 it's not likely) #24in48

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#24in48 #hour36challenge This memoir is one of my favourite #foodrelated books 🧀🍖🥐

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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#24in48 Well I didn't get as much read as I wanted to but I can't stay awake anymore. Off to bed!

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Son of a Trickster | Eden Robinson
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Here's some #diversebooks from my TBR! I try to diversify my diverse reading with a mix of authors from many different groups and with both memoirs and fiction. #24in48 #weneeddiversebooks #hour18challenge @24in48

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Switching to audio for a bit. I can't seem to stick to one book for #24in48 so I doubt I'll have many completed books, but oh well! Reading nonetheless 😁

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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Starting #24in48 off with some snuggles! #catsoflitsy 😻

CareBear Beautiful kitty! 😻 9mo
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For #booked2019 Despite the name, a good portion of this is #setinIreland I ❤ the Lord John series!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Well done 💚 9mo
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#Booked2019 Female detective. I've been really enjoying Laurie R. King's Mary Russell. Mary is such a likeable and dynamic character! In this one Sherlock returns to Baskerville Hall with Mary along.

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Sounds like fun 9mo
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