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ValkyrieAndHerBooks

Joined April 2016

| Huffledor | Court of Dreams | Book Dragon | www.goodreads.com/ValkyrieAndHerBooks 📚💕 ”I‘m going on an adventure.” - J. R. R. Tolkien
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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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Naked in Death by Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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Anyone else share their book and tea time with their canine book buddies? My little guy has been obsessed with tea ever since we first brought him home! If he doesn‘t get his own bowl, he does his level best to steal my mug! Today‘s selections are an earl grey for me, a fruity herbal tea for Oberon, and we‘re reading Agatha Christie - always a great author to read in Autumn!
#DogsOfLitsy #BooksAndTea #BookBuddies

LeahBergen This is so cute! 😆😆 2d
Linsy Aww, adorable! 🥰 2d
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I can‘t even begin to rhapsodize enough about how much I loved this book! I‘m tempted to buy immediately start it over again from the beginning! This one will go down in my personal history, and the alternate reality I will wish for the most! The characters and warm and real and wonderful. The romance between Alex and Henry is sweet and beautiful and believable. This book is in the running for my Best of 2019!

Thanks for the rec @Nessavamusic 🥰

Nessavamusic Yay I am now getting joy from spreading the word of how wonderful this book is 1w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic I am joining you in that joy! 1w
Sharanya This was one of my absolute FAVORITES of 2019. I cried, it was so so good ♥️♥️ 1w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Sharanya yes! There were definitely tears! 1w
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Okay, this is late, but, not as late as last month! I think I should just admit that #LateIsMyBrand and move on! 7 of my 15 reads this month counted for #BookishBingo And my #BestofSeptember, after much debate, is The Blacksmith Queen! G.A. Aiken will forever be in possession of my funny bone! Combine that with the sweeping adventure she wove her humor through and you‘ve got an amazing start to a new series!
Honorable mentions tagged in comments!

Heatherfeather I bow down to you! This is a cool pic/collage thingy btw 2w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Heatherfeather Lol, thanks! I used PicCollage to put it together! 1w
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This book was entertaining, start to finish! Lots of delightfully ridiculous drama and action, kept fresh and fun with Aiken‘s irreverent brand of humor. I‘m so excited to see where we go from here! This was a great start to a new series in a favorite world!

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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This is my birthday gift to myself! And is officially my new favorite Rainbow Rowell book. And Faith Erin Hicks‘ illustrations seal the deal. Deja and Josiah are amazingly adorable, sassy, and relatable. The story has wonderful pacing, a delicious blend of salty sweet humor , and the way Deja and Josiah‘s backstories are revealed is delightful. Also, I want LIVE at The Pumpkin Patch. In short, this graphic novel is perfection!
#HappyBirthdayToMe🎈

BookHoarder32 Happy birthday! I also want to live at that pumpkin patch 🎃 3w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @BookHoarder32 Thank you! And, right?! It looks like the perfect place to live for always! 3w
DarcysMom Happy Birthday! 🎂 🎂 🎂 3w
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Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎂🎉🎈🎁 3w
Graciouswarriorprincess Happy Birthday and happy reading! 3w
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎁 3w
JennyM Happy birthday! Hope you‘ve had a lovely day 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Happy birthday!! That book looks like something I need in my life. And what are you eating?? Looks delicious! 3w
marleed Happy Birthday! I think it important to treat yourself on your birthday! 3w
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @QuietlyLaura @JennyM @marleed Thank you! 🥰 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It‘s a caramel apple crumble a la mode and it‘s absolutely delicious! And everyone needs this book in their life! 3w
UwannaPublishme Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎁🎈 3w
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Looking for a cinnamon roll romance? Read this one! Griff and Olu consumed me from the first page. Talia Hibbert‘s writing is absolutely brilliant. She takes two broken and neglected hearts that‘ve been struggling in the shade, and brings them into the sun. The romance that blooms between them is sweet and sassy and sexy. The way these beautiful men find their HEA is perfection.

Nessavamusic I‘ve heard so much about this one I had to move it to the front of my read pile. 1mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic It‘s so good! I‘m excited for you! 1mo
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Sarah MacLean has leveled up! I honestly didn‘t think she had anywhere to level up to, but she‘s excavated a whole new depth in the Historical Romance genre! A perfect blend of sweet and tart, turning tropes inside out and sideways, building tension and delivering the pay offs at just the right moments, this book is Sarah MacLean‘s master class! Not to mention, hoo buddy are the sexy bits flamin hot! I‘ll be wearing the covers right off this book!

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“Whit heard her. Heard her embarrassment. Her pain. Felt it like it was his own. He was going to find this baron and f*cking garrote him. He‘d bring her the man‘s undeserving head.”

Ha! I see that nod to your favorite IAD love token Sarah! This wrap up is about a week late, but there you go! And my review post of this lovely gem is in the near future. For now, I hope you enjoyed this quote as much as I did!😘

#AugustWrapUp2019 #BestOfAugust

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#Booked2019 #BookToMovie
I decided I needed to reread these before I went to see the movie. I ran my school library‘s copies ragged! I even memorized them so I could scare the pants off my siblings and any other kids who‘d listen! Just got home from a late show and I‘m in love! I‘ve found my new favorite book to movie adaption! Definitely go see this in theaters if you get the chance!
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!! So glad film lived up to your expectations 🥰 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s so much fun! Glad the movie was good. I didn‘t read the books but might put the movie on my list now. 1mo
tournevis Interesting : where do you live that your Good and Plenty candy ia only two colours? I'm used to pink, white, green and black. 1mo
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Crazeedi I love good n plenty! @tournevis I've only ever had 2 colors! I've never seen 4! 1mo
Andrea313 @Crazeedi @tournevis I'm curious about this, too! I'm a Midwestern American and have only ever seen two colors! 1mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Cinfhen Thanks! It really did! @BarbaraTheBibliophage You should! @tournevis @Crazeedi @Andrea313 I live in Utah, I‘ve only ever seen G&P in the two colors! Where do I find a four color G&P? 1mo
tournevis @Crazeedi Must be a national thing, then. 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Yay! It's #BookmarkSwap opening day! And here is my fantastic #haul! Thank you so much! @kellyann28 @TheAromaofBooks @Mynameisacolour @PaperbackPirate and @catherine2 I LOVE THEM ALL! You all have fantastic taste in bookmarks. I'm so excited to use these beauties. Thank you @LibrarianRyan for organizing this swap, This was my first time participating and it's wonderful.

catherine2 I agree, it was really fun participating!! Hope to do this again 💕 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo! This swap was SO much fun! 2mo
PaperbackPirate Yay! So glad you liked them! It was a lot of fun! 2mo
Crazeedi You got some fabulous bookmarks! Yay!! 2mo
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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And this swap from @PaperbackPirate makes five! I‘m super excited for opening day!
@LibrarianRyan #BookmarkSwap

PaperbackPirate Hooray! 💙 2mo
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Yay! These two, from @kellyann28 and @Mynameisacolour make four! One more and I‘m all set for the 15th!
@LibrarianRyan #BookmarkSwap

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@LibrarianRyan #BookmarkSwap
Dropped my swaps off at the post office this morning! They should be at their destinations with two days to spare! And so far, I‘ve received swaps from @TheAromaofBooks and @catherine2 I‘m so excited for the 15th!

TheAromaofBooks I'm so glad it made it!! I still have one out there floating through the postal service somewhere!! 2mo
catherine2 Yay!! 💜 2mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @TheAromaofBooks @catherine2 I‘d wager that they‘ve both been here for a few days at least! I‘ve been in and out of town a lot the last couple weeks and I just got my mail when I dropped these off! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
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#JulyWrapUp19
16 books read in July! And my #JulyFavorite, (rereads don‘t count!) is The Hating Game! I‘ve always been a sucker for an “enemies to lovers” romance - IF done right. This is a quintessential example of the trope done right. I wasn‘t sure at the start, Lucy seemed a bit too negative for me, but I‘m so glad I kept reading! So very worth it! If you love a sexy slow burn, and you haven‘t already, read this! Lookin at you @Nessavamusic

MrBook Woooow!!! 😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Nessavamusic Oh I‘ve read it and loved it. You know it‘s going to be a movie? I think on Netflix 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic what?! I had no idea!😍 I hope it‘s really happening! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yaaassss!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea
1. The hammock out back!
2. Not worry about the yard, lol!
3. I love the sun in short bursts, gimme 15 minutes in the sun and I‘m searching for the shade!
4. 📸 babysitting my little nephew, Felix!

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️👶 3mo
Erofan 3mo
Reggie Where‘s his Felix the cat onesie?!! Sooo cute!! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Reggie I made the same reference when he was born, and my sister gave me a funny look and told me that he needed Fix-it Felix merch, lol. And these are the things that remind me that we are nearly years apart in age... (edited) 3mo
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Yay! Made it to 24 hours! This makes 3 out of 5 successful attempts at the #24in48readathon ! I had such a great time! Thanks for all the hard work you gals @24in48 put into this readathon every 6 months! It‘s become two of my favorite events of the year! Good luck to everyone still working on their 24 hours and congratulations to everyone who participated - whether you get to 24 hours or not, you did great! See everyone next time!😘#24in48

catebutler Great job! 🎉 3mo
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 💗😎💞 3mo
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Lizpixie Congratulations🎉🎉🎉 3mo
UwannaPublishme You did it! Congrats! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉🍾🍾📚📚📚 3mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💃🏻💃🏻😎😎👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚 3mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congratulations❣️ 3mo
Eyelit Excellent! 🎉📚👏📚🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
PaperbackPirate Congratulations!! 3mo
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@24in48 🤦🏻‍♀️ I accidentally reset my clock! So...for this #24in48readathon check in, (and the next one...) I gotta make with the math! I just finished listening to The Player, leaving me at 23 hours and 22 minutes into my 24 hours! I‘m gonna finish out my #24in48 with a library read - Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi!

RebL I did that last readathon. Glug! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @RebL it‘s so frustrating! 3mo
Lizpixie I always have two timers running, my iPad & my iPhone. That way I have a backup in case this happens👍 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Lizpixie Thanks! That‘s a great idea! 3mo
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Freddie4473 I love that Matilda bag so much! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Freddie4473 I got it from my favorite indie store! 3mo
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This little guy woke me up at 5 AM! Sooo early . . . I may have taken a half hour nap around 7 . . . But I got a couple of hours reading in first! I‘ve finished Alpha and Omega (I loved it! But that‘s a given with all things Mercyverse for me!) and right now, I‘m taking a short podcast break to listen to the Fated Mates‘ Roayls interstitial episode before I dive into The Player! Happy reading #24in48 ‘thoners! We got this! @24in48

OriginalCyn620 That face! 🐶❤️ 3mo
UwannaPublishme Awwww! ❤️ 3mo
LauraJ Want to hug! 3mo
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Yay! I hit 12 hours! Halfway there! I finished #TheQueenCon and I loved it! Glad I got to spend time with the Scooby Gang again! If you enjoyed #TheFrameUp, you‘ll love this sequel! Full of sleuthing mishaps, action, romance, and geeky references, this book was a fun ride and I hope we‘re getting a third book! Gonna listen to Patricia Briggs‘ novella while I make further TBR choices! Good night and sleep well, my fellow ‘thoners! @24in48 #24in48

UwannaPublishme Woo hoo! Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Halfway there on the official #24in48 clock (only 22 hours in according to my local time zone!) but I‘m also nearing my halfway mark to 24 hours read! I just might make it all the way this time around! 🎉📚💕
This is my physical #TBR “stack” along with my sugary and caffeinated thoning fuel. I‘m in the last stretch with my current read and contemplating what to read next...anyone here read and recommend one of these pretties?
@24in48

RebL Great photo composition! 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @RebL Thank you! 🥰 3mo
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#24in48 #Hour18Challenge #Romance @24in48 📚💕
I average around 150 books a year, and I‘d say around 70 a 80% of my reading (dependsing on the year) is romance! I snuck a Harlequin romance off my mother‘s bookshelf at a very young (probably too young) age, and I was hooked! I started buying them for 10 cents a pop from my local library, and there was no stopping me!😂 #Romantsy #24in48ReadAThon #Romancelandia

LitDrivenGirl Can you tell me the name of the book behind the Kresley Cole book 🤗? 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LitDrivenGirl Yeah! It‘s a great graphic novel called 3mo
LitDrivenGirl Thank you! I added it 😁. 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LitDrivenGirl Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Volume 2 just came out earlier this month and volume 3 comes out in February! 3mo
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The Queen Con | Meghan Scott Molin
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Nothing like being able to switch to the audio version of your current read to keep the #ReadAThon ball rolling when you need to run to town on an errand! #24in48 @24in48 #Hour12Challenge

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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Woke up to a pup smashing my face! (As per usual 😂🐶💕) After a solid night‘s sleep and my morning banter with the hubby, caffeinate and eat routine, I finished off #MoonCalled by Patricia Briggs this morning and am bouncing back to #TheQueenCon by Meghan Scott Molin. Yay for the #24in48readathon for the excuse to go back to bed with books in the morning!

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@24in48 #24in48 #ReadAThon19 #BookLife not a #BookWorm but a #BookDragon 😘

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The Queen Con | Meghan Scott Molin
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Kicking off the #24in48 ‘thon with some geeky sleuthing! @24in48

shanaqui I was tempted by this book the other day, wondering how it is! :D 3mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @shanaqui pretty good so far! Have you read 3mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Welp, I signed up! You should too! Definitely one of the easiest (ahem - least expensive) #LitsySwaps to participate in! I love a #LitsySwap! So much fun every time! #BookmarkSwap @LibrarianRyan

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBKn64vMx63klqDIM6DN9VtUXXH2yasU8s6a62...

LibrarianRyan 😁 😁 😁 😁 😁I completely agree. I the US you could do the entire swap for about a $ buck. and a US to international swap for about $2. (assuming you scrounge book marks from local venues like libraries. 😁 3mo
Wonderwoman89 I have a bunch of bookmarks if someone needs some 3mo
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The Lion's Paw | Robb White
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I had many beloved books growing up, like, Each Peach Pear Plumb, There‘s a Nightmare in My Closet, and Pumpkin Pumpkin. But, The Lion‘s Paw was the first book to suck me in make me really fall in love with reading!

Come-read-with-me Great Granda Bunny Bunny💗 My Dad would read it to me for hours! 3mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I‘m on vacation in Washington and we are on Whidby Island, where they filmed a lot of Practical Magic! And I found a #LittleFreeLibrary next to the dock! No one I‘m with thinks this is as cool as I do, so I‘m sharing it here! #LitsyFamily

brit91 That's so cool!!😎🤩😍📚📚📚 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That is awesome! 3mo
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catebutler This is lovely! And I absolutely adored the movie, how fun to visit where it was filmed. I must admit in this case, the film was a bit better than the book! 3mo
RainyDayReading Welcome to Washington! Yeah they filmed Practical Magic down in Coupeville, it‘s awesome 😁 Hope you enjoy your stay here! 3mo
KatieDid927 I think it‘s super cool! We do not have little free libraries in NYC (that I know of) and I have yet to ever come across one anywhere. 😩 3mo
cathysaid Adorable! And reminded me I should check the littlefreelibrary website to see if there are any where we plan to visit this weekend. 3mo
JamieArc And it‘s so neat and organized! I have at least 4-5 LFLs in my neighborhood, but they all have books just shoved in there with no order at all. 3mo
ljuliel Very cute. I‘ve stopped at all of them in nearby towns. (edited) 3mo
LibrarianRyan I used to live in Admirals cove outside Coupville on Whidby island. I miss the beach by the pool. 3mo
xicanti That‘s a wonderful LFL! It looks like a tiny cottage or something. 3mo
BookishJess What?? I‘ve lived in WA all my life and didn‘t know that! 🤦‍♀️ Enjoy your vacation! WA is a beautiful place 3mo
Tamra So cute! Love it 💜 3mo
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The Agony House | Cherie Priest
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#RoadtripNRead
Just started this, and I‘m already loving it!

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I need more feminist poetry inspired by horror movies in my life. The premise behind this collection is brilliant and the execution is excellent. Holland uses the inherent darkness from her source material like a mag light, both as a light to lend perspective and as a weapon to fight the things that are trying to smother us. Definitely Recommend.

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I Am Not Your Final Girl | Claire C. Holland
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“There is nothing else in this world
like realizing
you‘re going to live
and not being sure
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If My Body Could Speak | Blythe Baird
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Usually when I belt in to read poetry, I am prepared for there to be at least 3 out of 10 poems that I could live without. But this is a solid collection of hard hitting poetry that addresses harsh realities of being female, queer, and dealing with mental illness and societal pitfalls. Definite trigger warnings, but, at least for me, very much worth reading. Each poem has movement, purpose, and eloquent emotion.

LoverofLit I've really been impressed with Button Poetry authors. Rudy Francisco's Helium is really great. I'm currently reading A Love Song, A Death Rattle, A Battle Cry and really liking it too! 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @LoverofLit those are both on my TBR! Did you know they an app, Button TV, that‘s like Netflix for spoken word poetry? Another author I love from Button is Rachel Wiley 4mo
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Here‘s my #JuneWrapUp! 15 books finished this last month, with a few leading into July. The book that shone above the rest for me isn‘t just my #BestOfJune, it is also in the lead for my #BestOf2019, Sawkill Girls managed to hit all my sweet spots! It‘s got horror, romance, magic, Syfy, strong female friendship, and POC and LGBTQ+ rep, all blended beautifully in a well written story that I am sure I will be rereading again and again.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks like a great month of reading! 💖📖💖 4mo
bullbunny I also read Carry On! And just finished Fangirl yesterday! Have read geekerella too! But a previous month. Carry On vs Fangirl which one did you like more?? 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @bullbunny the first time I read them I liked Fangirl more, but this time around, I think Carry On is the champ! 4mo
bullbunny @ValkyrieAndHerBooks okay understandable. Will reread it again when the sequel draws near 4mo
BooknerdsLife Awww That‘s incredible!!!! 😱👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💖 4mo
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Hither Page | Cat Sebastian
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This was a refreshingly sweet story. Or at least as sweet as murder and spy craft can be! Very much in the vein of Agatha Christie, but sweeter, and with more romance. I absolutely loved this little nugget of a story! And I am waiting with baited breath for the next installment of Page & Sommers!

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If My Body Could Speak | Blythe Baird
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Blythe Baird says all the things I need to say/hear. She‘s definitely become one of my favorite poets.💕

Reggie Omg this was like a slap in the face. I‘m such a slave to labels but have to remind myself that whatever anybody says they are or are not is really none of my business. 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Reggie Blythe Baird‘s poetry excels in bringing truths into perspective. (edited) 4mo
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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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So I was going through my pic.collage back log and realized I never shared this when I read it! I don‘t usually do very well with “casting” for books, but this one was super clear in my head at the time! It‘s one of my favorite reads so far this year, and I‘m super excited for the sequel that‘s coming out soon - 7.9.19! (Will tag the next book in the comments, if you‘re interested!)

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Also, I remembered that you are reading this for your book club this month @Nessavamusic I hope you enjoy it! If not, I promise not to cry about it, but if you do, I will do a happy dance! 💃 And the next book is 4mo
Nessavamusic I am enjoying it, I read book club books slowly and deliberately. Mysteries are not always my favorite but I love the geekdom! 4mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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With this reread, I met my yearly #GoodreadsChallenge!🎉100 books!📚💕

I definitely enjoyed this more the second time around. Baz and Simon‘s dramatic relationship is deliciously overwrought. (As any #Slytherdore ship should be!) Agatha annoyed me the first time through, but I found a new appreciation for her this time. And Penny is still 100% wonderful!

I can‘t wait for Wayward Son to come out 9/24! (The day after my birthday!🤫😆)

sudi That's amazing 👏👏👏 Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Lovesbooks87 Yay! Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 4mo
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Crazeedi Congrats!!🎉🎉 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎉🎈 4mo
Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚 4mo
Reggie Wow, good job!!! 4mo
melissanorr Wow! 👩‍🎤 4mo
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 4mo
gagewilliammace Did you know Baz is actually a Hufflepuff? Rainbow said so on her Twitter! 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @gagewilliammace I didn‘t! I guess I can see that if I look past all the angry I want to hit you, I want to kiss you thoughts he had about Simon. This will definitely be in the back of my mind when I read Wayward Son! 4mo
BooknerdsLife Wow! Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 And this post made me want to reread Carry On before Wayward Son! 🥰 4mo
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Thanks @RealLifeReading This was fun!

The character is from the tagged book.

#AlphabetBookishQuiz

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The Hob's Bargain | Patricia Briggs
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Yay! The #HumpDayPost is back! @MinDea @DebbieGrillo
1. I got to spend the morning in my hammock with my puppy and an audiobook.
2. The Hob's Bargain by Patricia Briggs (the tagged book)
3. Um...go sports? I guess? I like dinosaurs?
4. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
@Nessavamusic @pygmywarrior @Zenvicious #GloryToTheGuild

BiblioLitten 3. 🙌🏼😁 4mo
DebbieGrillo 🐕🦕🦖🐩 4mo
tournevis Good answer on 3 4mo
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Larkken I'll vote for the Dino team! (That's how this works, right?) 4mo
LibrarianJen 🦖 🦕 🦖 🦕 4mo
Nessavamusic I ❤️ your new puppy! I also vote for team dinos. Or maybe Dragons...dinos vs. dragons? 4mo
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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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That was an awesome read! It's like Holly Black had a book baby with Grady Hendrix and raised it in a creepy mansion on the corner of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is the first book I've read from Claire Legrand and she now has a permanent residence on my Favorite Authors list. Sawkill Girls is in the lead for my #FavoriteReadOfTheYear

Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my god. This review is amazing. I must read immediately. 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Ashley_Nicoletto Thank you! And YES you absolutely must! And then come gush about it with me! Though I should mention, there are some trigger warnings attached to this one! 4mo
RainyDayReading I‘ve had this out from the library for weeks now and haven‘t touched it, I considered just taking it back but you‘ve piqued my interest in it again. 4mo
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Nessavamusic I‘m trying to take a ya sabbatical but this one is tempting... 4mo
batsy What a great description! 4mo
Briary I loved this book and you definitely nailed the description 😁 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic Give in to the temptation! 😘 @batsy @Briary Thank you! 4mo
Nessavamusic @ValkyrieAndHerBooks my library has it so after I finish a few priority reads I‘ll check it out! 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @Nessavamusic sweet! I can‘t wait to see what you think! 4mo
BooknerdsLife This was my first book by her too & totally took me by surprised! Loved it! 4mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @BooknerdsLife Isn‘t that the best feeling? Finding a surprise favorite? 4mo
BooknerdsLife @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Definitely!!! 😆🙌🏼💖 Felt so lucky I‘ve read it too! 4mo
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Again, but Better | Christine Riccio
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I fell into this book from the very first page! With Fangirl vibes and the author‘s uniquely entertaining voice, this story took me by surprise! I loved the awkward MC and her circuitous path to the life she was meant to make for herself. It‘s easy to lose yourself in the whirlwind of early adulthood expectations. Riccio captures that beautifully. This is the book I wish I had had in my late teens and early twenties! Definitely worth picking up!

Megabooks Great review. #stacked! 5mo
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Drowned Wednesday | Garth Nix
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🎵Ms. Jackson - OutKast
♍️/♎️I was born on the cusp of Virgo and Libra
📖Tamora Pierce
@clpreston #WonderousWendsday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗🌸 6mo
Erofan Love this song! 🎶❤ 6mo
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Pepsi: 100 Years | Bob Stoddard
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1. I saw Litsy mentioned in an article way back in May of 2016.
2. I always wanted to shave my head. (And I did about five years ago.)
3. Surströmming (and I will keep avoiding it, lol)
4. I love to hate watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette.
5. I‘ve used Valkyrie as a nick name for a long while. It‘s a play off of my name and one of my favorite mythical beings from when I first got into mythology as a kid.
#PreMondayVibes @pepsicola

bullbunny May I ask what #3 is? 6mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @bullbunny it‘s fermented fish. 6mo
bullbunny @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Ew.. yeah agree 6mo
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Frost Burned | Patricia Briggs
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Not as epic a “read stack” as my February Reads, but Feb was kind of an anomaly. Still pretty great with 14 completed reads! And I finished my Mercy Thompson reread with time to spare before the newest one drops in May! Frost Burned was my #BestOfMarch. It‘s probably the most empowering point in Mercy‘s arc. She‘s always a badass, but I consider this book peak badassery. Conversely, it also serves up one of the bigger punches to the feels.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome job! 📖💖 7mo
Nichelle I was wondering when the new Mercy was coming out. Thanks! I can‘t wait! 7mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks! @Nichelle You‘re welcome! It‘s been a little confusing because it was supposed to come out in March but she had to push the date back to May, so there were two dates floating around for a while. 7mo
iread2much I love Mercy, she‘s so awesome! 6mo
Michollio 💜💜 Mercy 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚the White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland
🎥Warm Bodies (though Zombieland is my fave zombie flick!)
🎵Walk Like a Zombie by the Horrorpops
@JoScho #ManicMonday
🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️🧟‍♀️

JoScho 🖤🧟‍♀️🖤 7mo
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Obsidian's Legacy | Kate Kennelly
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#GloryToTheGuild @Nessavamusic
1. @authorkatekennelly ‘s recent release (with my eyeballs 📖) and my book club pick (on Audiobook 🎧)
2. Not so far... usually just wear green nail polish 💅🏼 and make corn beef and cabbage!
3. Yep! In Yellowstone, with my grandpa when in was in Jr. High.
4. Only in books, but I‘m convinced I would love it!
5. @Artemis2 @punkinruth @Lydsters
#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🍀 7mo
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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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Finally getting around to my #FebruaryWrapUp! Feb was a very industrious reading month for me! So many good reads to choose from! But out of the first time reads, (Because rereads have an unfair advantage!😘) The Frame Up was definitely my favorite! It checked so many of my boxes! And was wonderfully executed! I pre-ordered the second book and I‘m hoping it will be a long lived series!🤞🏼Side note: Leah on the Offbeat was my fave reread!💋

RachelO Looks like a fantastic month! And you‘re making me think I should reconsider my attitude to rereads (which normally is ‘there‘s just no time!‘, but may be changing.) 8mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @RachelO I never regret a reread! It‘s a wonderful blend of the comfort of visiting old friends, the excitement of noticing things I missed the first time(s) and rediscovering the familiar. They‘re also a faster read, for me at least. And make for good pallet cleansers between new reads that require more brain space for me to digest. 8mo
RachelO @ValkyrieAndHerBooks Love this! And hadn‘t thought of them as being quicker. Might be time to start giving it a go. 😊 8mo
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Obsidian's Legacy | Kate Kennelly
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Happy Book Birthday for @authorkatekennelly ‘s third book! I‘m so excited! Definitely gonna have to shuffle this bad boy to the top of the TBR pile! I‘ve been dying for this one to drop! If you haven‘t read the first two go do that! All three are on Kindle Unlimited and of you‘re not a KU user, the price tag is still pretty low! Here‘s the link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07K2JYQLL/?ie=UTF8&ref=series_aw_dp_link
#LookAtThatGorgeousCover!

authorkatekennelly Thank you 🙏🏼 8mo
ValkyrieAndHerBooks @authorkatekennelly absolutely! Thank you for writing these wonderful books! 8mo
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Repeat | Kylie Scott
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I loved this way more than I expected to! Thanks for the rec @Nessavamusic ! I should know that anything you recommend is going to be great! I enjoyed this take on a second chance romance. The characters were well developed, the sexy times were sexy, and the smaller details throughout checked the boxes I look for in a contemporary romance. The end wasn‘t a surprise, but that didn‘t take anything away from my enjoyment of the story. #Romantsy

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Repeat | Kylie Scott
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@rachelsbrittain #WeekendReads
1. Repeat - Kylie Scott
How Long ‘til Black Future Month - N.K. Jemisin
Fierce Fairytales - Nikita Gill
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo
2. All of the above, but I generally go with eBook or audiobook because my psoriatic arthritis makes holding a book open difficult.
3. Moby Dick - Herman Melville

AJBowers I'm reading Six of Crows too! 8mo
rachelsbrittain Love Six of Crows! Thanks for joining in 📚 8mo
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