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Valeka

Valeka

Joined April 2017

Writing. Reading. Rinse. Repeat. On Instagram as valcru. www.goodreads.com/Valeka
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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
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Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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The Animators: A Novel by Kayla Rae Whitaker
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
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Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
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Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
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Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado
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The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
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Guess Who? by Margaret Miller
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Rebeca by Daphne Du Maurier
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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
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Into The Water by Paula Hawkins
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The Birds | Alfred Hitchcock
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I‘m supposed to be relaxing but I‘m surrounded by winged nightmares!! #ornithophobic

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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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Trying something a little different while on vacation! Has anyone read this book?

kgriffith It‘s been on my list for ages, I own it, just haven‘t gotten there! 2w
Valeka @kgriffith We should read it together! Litsy read-a-long!! 📖📚 2w
kgriffith @Valeka I wish I could commit, but I have my book club read and an ARC I need to prioritize! I hope you love it though 😊 2w
ladyneverwhere I read it a couple months ago and loved it. But it's definitely a little odd and doesn't fit into any exact genre which I know some people have been put off by. I hope you like it! 2w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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RIP Toni Morrison. She was such an influence for my own writing. We lost a great one.

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Where the Line Bleeds | Jesmyn Ward
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I love her writing sooooo much and thought I‘d read her first novel.

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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When one of my favorite authors blurbs a book, I know I have to read it!!

EKonrad Loved this one! 1mo
Valeka @EKonrad Super! I‘m starting on it tomorrow 😊 1mo
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My Wicked Wicked Ways | Sandra Cisneros
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Had a relaxing day reading some poetry by one of my favorite authors.

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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FINALLY enjoying one of my favorite books in my new home. It‘s good to be settled in at last!!

Victoriahoperose I love this book so much ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Valeka @Victoriahoperose So do I! I have passages committed to memory. ❤️ 2mo
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FINALLY beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel with this move of mine. I can‘t wait to be settled in so I can reconnect with my Litsy pals and my books!

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Moving Sucks | Chris O'Brien
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I haven‘t had time to read for almost three weeks now. It feels so unnatural! I can‘t wait to have this move done so I can get back to a normal reading and writing routine.

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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Took a break from packing to go shopping and ended up in a bookstore. One more thing to pack but books are worth it!

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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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Packing up my library for my upcoming move and came across this book. It‘s not often that we get to meet our heroes but I got to meet one of mine. He‘s one of the reasons I became a writer.

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My bestie bought me this book for my un-birthday (I don‘t celebrate the anniversary of my birth). I‘ve heard great things about it!!

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I have major ornithophobia but it was hard to not admire this sculpture made of tires!!

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I‘m embarrassed to admit that I have never read any Jane Austen. I am going to give it a try!

Libby1 I hope you‘ll enjoy it! 4mo
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Make Way for Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
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Had an outdoor lunch today and came across some ducks. I felt very brave taking these pictures!! (I‘m terrified of all kinds of avian creatures!)

DuckOfDoom @jenniferw88 I am checking almost every day if the local ducks had ducklings yet - but I think I will need to wait a couple more weeks 4mo
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My sweet cousin sent me this lovely book! Can‘t wait to dive in!

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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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My Matilda had her 14th birthday on April 1st! She‘s my little April Fool ❤️

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
Tamra 💙 5mo
BookwormAHN So cute 💖 5mo
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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A system I need to adopt!

olivia.ferz That's a good system to follow!! 5mo
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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BoBo is helping me feel better while I do some reading. Such a sweet boy!

tpixie Get well soon!! 5mo
Valeka Thank you @tpixie 🤗💚 5mo
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Bless Me, Ultima | Rudolfo Anaya
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Home sick today but I‘ve got a good book, a cozy blankie, and sweet puppies (not pictured because they were busy keeping me safe by barking at the ferocious squirrel on our patio) so I‘m on my way to better health.

wanderinglynn Hope you feel better soon! 💚 5mo
Valeka Thank you, @wanderinglynn! Went to the doctor yesterday so I‘m on the mend. 🤗 5mo
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A dear friend made this adorable laser-engraved, cork paper bookmark for me! She has set up her Etsy store and has some fun items. I‘ve asked her to come up with a reusable cover for hardcover books! Fingers crossed for that!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/GoodsbyBandT

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Finally getting around to reading this book! I‘ve heard many good things about it.

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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My Matilda has figured out a new way to use her bed (yes, it‘s upside down).

BookNAround Love it! 6mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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So, this is happening right now!! I‘m beyond excited!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hella Jelly!! 💖 6mo
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Going Organic Can Kill You | Staci McLaughlin
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Time for a little cozy mystery!

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Went to the Dollar Store for a few gift bags and walked out with three well-rated books! Yay me!

Reviewsbylola Win-win! 6mo
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House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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A great audiobook for my little road trip to San Antonio.

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Post-work wind down - a fluffy dog, comfy old jeans, and some trail mix.

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This is very accurate.

AmyG Such a beautiful, heartbreaking book. 6mo
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How to Write | Gertrude Stein
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My bestie surprised me with a little gift to encourage me to continue writing. So sweet 💖🖋📖

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 7mo
AmyG That‘s so sweet! 7mo
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Today feels like a good day for some peppermint tea and Joan Didion.

Coffeedaily Love your mug. Did you make it? 6mo
Valeka @Coffeedaily Thank you! No, I didn‘t make it but I wish I did! 6mo
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My mantra for the day.

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Revisiting a book I haven‘t read since high school. The cover is a little unnerving to me!

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Finally!!! A ME day to work on my own writing. My happy place. 📚📖📝📓

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Matilda approves of our reading selection for the evening (although she did say that she may have to slee with me if she gets too scared).

britt_brooke Matilda is such a pretty girl! 💚🐾 How old is she? 7mo
Valeka @britt_brooke Thank you! 🤗 She‘s 13 years young! She still acts like a youngster 💖 7mo
britt_brooke @Valeka Aw! I love that, and I love her graying face. 7mo
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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I should be working....

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Admittedly, this is sometimes my approach to life, too.

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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Reading this book and enjoying it so far. Has anyone read the Binti trilogy?

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Finally got around to purchasing Volume 4. I enjoy reading author‘s letters. They are so revealing.

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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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I‘m a day late for his birthday but I decided to post a photo of my Japanese edition of one of my favorite Murakami books!

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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Looking forward to reading this little novella. I‘ve heard good things about it!

Samplergal I started it last night before bedtime. It‘s good! 7mo
Valeka @Samplergal Awesome!! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on it once you‘re done! 👌🏼 7mo
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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Picked up this vintage copy of this amazing book! First great find of the year!

JLaurenceCohen Great cover 7mo
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I‘m definitely a level 6 cozy reader!! 💚📚📖☕️🐶

Tamra Love this! 7mo
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Flesh to Bone | Ire'ne Lara Silva
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Today, I did something for myself - I attended a writing workshop. I didn‘t realize how much I needed it!

MrBook Ooooh! 😁👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
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Letters to Milena | Franz Kafka
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First book of the year. #bookriotchallenge

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A New Leaf | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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My New Year's wish for everyone. #NYE #hope #livelife #love

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Theory of Prose | Viktor Shklovsky
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End of year reading to help with new year goals!

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Reading More, Reading Better | Elfrieda H. Hiebert
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Another reading challenge for 2019! #readingglasseschallenge

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Prepping for my 2019 reading challenges! #readingwomenchallenge #bookriot #readharderchallenge #2019

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Merry Christmas to the wonderful Litsy community! I‘m so happy that you all are here and that I get to be a part of such a great group of bibliophiles!

BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 8mo
Booknerd2 Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Merry Christmas 🎄💗 8mo
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