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VelvetSpade

VelvetSpade

Joined March 2018

Always look on the bright side of life, unless the dark side is your bright side & that's okay too. velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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Went a bit crazy at the store today... where do I begin?!

GondorGirl The Witchlands books are one of my favorite fantasy series ever! 8mo
KarynGood I picked up a The Huntress too! 8mo
VelvetSpade @KarynGood Kate Quinn hasn‘t let me down yet! ❤️ 8mo
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VelvetSpade @GondorGirl I‘ve heard only magical things about Dennard & figured this was a good place to start... I‘m excited!! (edited) 8mo
Slajaunie I‘ve got these on my tbr! What a haul! 8mo
VelvetSpade @Slajaunie gift card burning a hole in my pocket 😁😁 8mo
Slajaunie Enjoy! That‘s the best kind of haul. 😁 8mo
AyaOfSiwa Nice choice. Like it. I'm jealous :) 8mo
BookHoarder32 I just started Wicked Saints and so far, so good ☺️ 7mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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Oh my goodness!!! It‘s going to be pretty hard not to just drop everything & read this right now!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Bianca So jealous! 1y
rachelsbrittain Ahh enjoy!! I'm so jealous 1y
VelvetSpade @rachelsbrittain @bianca Thank you! I‘m so surprised I got it but I‘m crazy excited 1y
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Jar of Hearts | Jennifer Hillier
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Jennifer Hillier is now officially on my radar! Oh man this one was so good!! I highly recommend if you‘re a fan of thrillers - Jar of Hearts was creepy and heartbreaking at the same time.

tammysue I‘m hearing many wonderful things and seeing great reviews on this. Can‘t wait to read it! 1y
writerlibrarian Lovely pic 💜 1y
JoScho I loved this one! 1y
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Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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1. I recommend The Book Thief to everyone!!
2. Amsterdam
3. @kellyann28

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

kellyann28 Thank you for entering! ❤ 1y
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Man I love Ruth Ware!! I had to wait a while at the library for this one but it was worth it! It was an oddly slow paced novel for a thriller but I still loved every min & I highly recommend to all!

candority The placement of that library barcode makes me cringe! Why wouldn‘t they have put it in the upper right corner where it wouldn‘t cover any text?! 😰 1y
VelvetSpade @candority I know, right!? The other libraries in the county put the code on the back which is soooo much nicer!! 1y
candority The back or inside the front cover are ideal! It‘s so frustrating on the front and doesn‘t even make it that much more convenient for them! 1y
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The Bird and the Blade | Megan Bannen
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One of my favorite reads of the entire year! Part fantasy, part history, this book has it all - action, politics, forbidden love, ghosts, poetry.... and the ending had me wrecked 😭 Love love love ❤️

MicrobeMom Sounds great! Is it adult or YA? 2y
MicrobeMom Thanks! Adding to my TBR! 2y
VelvetSpade @MicrobeMom I hope you like it!! 2y
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Always Forever Maybe | Anica Mrose Rissi
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This is a story that celebrates female friendships set against a young girl who has entered into a toxic relationship. This was so different from the other YA contemporary books I‘ve been reading lately & such an important issue.

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Always Never Yours | Austin Siegemund-Broka, Emily Wibberley
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Okay #unpopularopinion time. I did not like this one 🤨 ... full review on my blog (link in profile) if you‘re interested why but the bottom line is that I wasn‘t a fan of how relationships were portrayed among the young people. #sorrynotsorry

I‘m bummed because I really think this one had promise 🤷‍♀️

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Leah is sarcastic, potty mouthed & super angsty and I thought she was hilarious 😂 This was pretty different from Simon‘s sweet & adorable but it wasn‘t a disappointment.

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/leah-on-the-offbeat-becky-albe...

Ruthiella Great picture 😀😀😀 2y
RadicalReader @VelvetSpade I love both your username and your photography skills 2y
VelvetSpade @RadicalReader thank you 😘😘 2y
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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“Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave? Wonder no longer...” Erin & Mark are enjoying their picture perfect honeymoon in Bora Bora when they find something in the water that changes everything! This psychological thriller was right on the line between pick & so-so but ultimately I enjoyed it even if it wasn‘t perfect.

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/21/something-in-the-water-catheri...

RadicalReader @VelvetSpade what‘s your favorite psychological thriller? 2y
VelvetSpade @RadicalReader I loved everything Tana French wrote 😍 2y
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Royals | Rachel Hawkins
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So I wouldn‘t rush out and buy this, but if you‘ve got royal fever for this weekend & you‘re interested in a mindless couple of hours of fluff - then go for it 😜😜💍

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/16/royals-rachel-hawkins/

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic 💜 2y
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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Not what I was expecting but a fun read nonetheless. I loved that this story focuses more on family and friendship & loving yourself more than traditional YA romance. And who doesn‘t want to road trip through Ireland?? 🍀🍀

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/14/love-and-luck-jenna-evans-welc...

tammysue Pretty 🌸 2y
VelvetSpade @whatshesreadingnow thank you 😊 my Mother‘s Day flowers came in handy 🌸🌸 2y
tammysue @VelvetSpade Yes! 😁 2y
Linsy Great pic! 💗 (edited) 2y
VelvetSpade @Linsy thank you 😘😘 2y
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Between Earth and Sky | Amanda Skenandore
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A remarkably poignant, slow paced novel about the tragic attempts to assimilate Native American children from the 1880s through the beginning of the 20th century. Highly recommend to any American Historical Fiction fans out there. This one will stick with me for a while. 😪

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/between-earth-and-sky-amanda-s...

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Sweet Black Waves | Kristina Prez
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My mom just got her quarterly box of ARCs ... I‘m in heaven 😍🤩

Captivatedbybooks How does she get a quarterly box? 2y
VelvetSpade @Captivatedbybooks she has the best job in the world. She buys all the YA & children‘s books for the libraries in our county. Publishers sent her boxes of YA & middle grade ARCs every 3ish months. (edited) 2y
Captivatedbybooks Im so jelly!!! I want that job 😔 2y
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VelvetSpade @Captivatedbybooks me too!! At least I get to share in the spoils! 2y
AmyG Wow. Lucky Mom. 2y
mrozzz 😄😍😄😍 Excellent!! 2y
rather_be_reading wow! 😍😍 2y
Nikki15 Have fun!! 😬 2y
Beachesnbooks Wow that's amazing! 2y
Copwithabook What are you planning to read first? 2y
VelvetSpade @Copwithabook I think I‘m going to read this one this week 2y
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I wavered between so-so and pick for this one. I caved on pick because I am glad I read it. BUT for me it was a bit disappointing. I hold Maas to a high standard & I know she can do better...

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/a-court-of-frost-and-starlight...

Madamereginald 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 completely agree! 2y
Nashlovesbooks Same here! 😞😭 I‘m sooo worried about ToG6! 2y
VelvetSpade @Madamereginald @Nashlovesbooks Glad to have some company... everyone else seems to ❤️❤️❤️ it. I‘m holding good thoughts for ToG6... maybe that‘s where all her extra energy went 🤞 2y
Nashlovesbooks I sure hope so!! I kinda liked the 10 page sneak peak more than the entire book... 2y
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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It‘s here!!! Anyone else get this one?? Can‘t wait to start it! (On a side note: I‘ve NEVER received my BOTM box so early in the month before! It was totally unexpected!!) 😍😍📚🍻

Lovesbooks87 I did. Haven't started it yet! 2y
JenReadsAlot I did but just got mine today as well. 2y
RaimeyGallant I read one review already. 2y
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VelvetSpade @RaimeyGallant I‘ve heard mostly good! I‘m excited 😊 2y
irre I got this one as well. 2y
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Woohoo!! Thank you so much #Litsy for being so welcoming to me!! I feel like I have no idea what I stalked on my phone before I found you ❤️📚❤️ ... I think it‘s time for another #giveaway soon 😎🤔

Andrew65 🙌😍👏🎉🥂🍾😊 2y
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻💗 2y
rubyslippersreads 🎉📚🎉📚🎉🎉🎉 2y
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TrishB 👍🏻🎉🎉 2y
TK-421 Congratulations! 🎉 2y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
AmyG Yay🎉 2y
asiriusreader Yay!! 2y
Shemac77 Congratulations!! 2y
writerlibrarian 👊🏻⭐️⭐️⭐️ 2y
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 2y
Jas16 🎉📚👏 2y
JoScho Yay 😊💕🎉 2y
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 2y
BookNerd9906 Congrats! 2y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!, 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉📚📚 2y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉📚 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 2y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 2y
niha923 Congrats! 🎉📚🎂 2y
Smrloomis 🎉🎉🎉👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2y
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Loved this one!!! For fans of The Hating Game - this is a SMART romantic comedy that stands out in its genre. ❤️❤️❤️

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/the-kiss-quotient-helen-hoang/

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Starry Eyes | Jenn Bennett
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One of my favorite YA contemporary authors. Starry Eyes was a fun outdoorsy read! Perfect for camping under the stars ✨

https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/starry-eyes-jenn-bennett/

RadicalReader @VelvetSpade gorgeous book cover 2y
VelvetSpade @RadicalReader I know 😍😍 2y
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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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Out TODAY!! I loved meeting Martha Gellhorn in this novel & reading about this part of her life. As always, McLain pulled me into history and made me feel like I was traveling the world right alongside this fascinating woman.

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Inception meets Agatha Christie... this book is one word: insane! Masterfully plotted, this book will have you at the edge of your seat from page 1! Must read for any mystery fans out there.

Full review here: https://velvetspadebooks.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/the-7-1-2-deaths-of-evelyn-har...

kyraleseberg So excited to read this one! 2y
rohit-sawant Sold! 2y
VelvetSpade @rohit-sawant @kyraleseberg you won‘t be disappointed! 2y
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Double Blind | Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
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Goodreads giveaway bookmail today 🎉📚. I‘ve never read anything by Iris Johansen... love being introduced to new writers 😁

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Ahhhh! One of my favorite authors!! I‘ll be on high alert for an ARC of this one! I don‘t want to wait until October!! 🤓🤓

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Getting a little reading in while we wait for the laundry to dry.

I think this book is already out in the UK but won‘t be out in the US for another few weeks. It‘s getting excellent reviews so I‘m excited. 😀

LoveToReadLiveToRead What a little cutie!! 😍 2y
VelvetSpade @LoveToReadLiveToRead aw thank you 😘😘 2y
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Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
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Okay so I feel a little on the fence about this one... at its core, it really is a cute story that (let‘s face it) I devoured in less than 24 hours. On the other hand when I think too hard about it, a lot of things really bothered me. I found Elliot‘s actions as an adult borderline creepy (not romantic) and Macy‘s relationship with her fiancé just weird. And I‘m going to pretend the end “revelation” simply didn‘t happen (?). Bottom line: meh.

monalyisha My only complaint was that Elliot googled her but never thought to google her dad? It really seems like he should have found out what happened before she revealed it to him. 12mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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The BEST way to end a stressful work week is BOOKMAIL!! And I‘ve been wanting this book forever!!!! I can‘t even express my gratitude to @jwashreads 😍❤️. This has just jumped to the very top of my TBR. Thank you thank you thank you!! #longliveleighbardugo ❤️😄🤓🎉📚🍻🍷

EJG31 Loved the whole trilogy!! 2y
VelvetSpade @EJG31 Already planning a trip to the bookstore this weekend to get the other two!! 🤗🤗 2y
EJG31 Lol, enjoy!! 2y
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jwashreads Oh yay!!! I was just wondering today if you had gotten it! I'm so excited for you to read it! 😍 2y
VelvetSpade @jwashreads Thank you Jana! Totally made my week!! ❤️🎉 2y
Itchyfeetreader Love the bookmark 2y
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So there were definitely things I liked a lot about this book. Mainly how brilliant Araminta Hall was in voicing such a troubling mind with such clarity & believability. The book is the exact right length & that makes it quick & compulsively readable. I guess I‘m just getting bored of this “type” of thriller - unreliable narrator, creepy, alcoholic, etc. I found the plot predicable & mostly unoriginal.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 2y
VelvetSpade @RaimeyGallant thanks Raimey 🤓 2y
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A Reaper at the Gates | Sabaa Tahir
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Hi @miralunasbooknook & thanks for the opportunity to win this #curiousheartgiveaway. This book looks really cute!

At the moment I can‘t wait until A Reaper at the Gates is released this June. I‘ve absolutely loved the first two books in Sabaa Tahir‘s series & I‘m anxiously awaiting the next installment!!

laurenbescoby This is another one of those trilogies I need to get in on! Thanks for entering, name is in the hat! 😊 x 2y
VelvetSpade @miralunasbooknook it‘s actually going to be a quartet! I recommend highly if you like YA fantasy. 📚 Thanks for the fun giveaway 😘 2y
laurenbescoby @VelvetSpade oh! I might wait until the 4th one is released, I hate waiting for books to come out when the last was a cliffhanger! I want the Strange the Dreamer sequel, Muse of Nightmares now! 😭 x 2y
VelvetSpade @miralunasbooknook I‘m totally with you on that! Waiting is the WORST with these series lately! Esp when it‘s been over a year and you feel like you need to re-read the previous books to remember what happened 😰 & 😍😍😍 Laini Taylor!! 2y
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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Hey ya‘ll! Furyborn is the first book in a new YA Fantasy series by Claire Legrand due out next month. I‘ve got an extra ARC so I wanted to check & see if anyone wanted this one? I read it earlier this month & really liked it. Please comment below if you‘re interested and I‘ll pick a winner randomly this weekend. Sorry but US only on this one please 😘

LitLogophile Would love to win it! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker 🙋🏽‍♀️ thanks for the giveaway! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a good book!😊 2y
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Ash.on.the.line Oh wow this sounds good!! Thanks! 😊 2y
blondie Ohhhh. This sounds amazing! Thank you ♡♡ 2y
Beachesnbooks Oo I would love to read this one! Sounds very cool 2y
Jadams1776 I love that cover. I would love to read this one! Thanks for the chance! 2y
CoffeeNBooks Definitely interested! Thanks for the chance to win this book! 📚 2y
VelvetSpade Congrats @Beachesnbooks it‘s all yours if you still want it! Just email me your address beckymbarnes@gmail.com 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Beachesnbooks Oh my gosh thank you so much!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
VelvetSpade @Beachesnbooks happy Saturday!! 📚 2y
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Love and Other Words | Christina Lauren
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Today has been a good day 📚🤓💜 Library pickup haul 😍

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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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You guys!!! This totally made my Monday!! I just won a giveaway by the most amazing and awesome @jwashreads !! Thank you so much & thank you to the entire #litsy community for making me feel so welcomed here ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

JoScho That‘s awesome!! Yay!!! 2y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🙌🏻🍾 Isn‘t it such an awesome feeling to win a giveaway?! 😀 2y
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So I put this book on hold on a whim a while ago & I was notified yesterday it was available. I didn‘t expect it to be all I did yesterday 😂 Such a cute story & Albertalli is pretty funny!! ... I suppose now I have to go be disappointed by the movie 🍿 😜

LauraBeth The movie is FANTASTIC! 2y
VelvetSpade @LauraBeth Whew!!! Well then now I‘m excited!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Hey @jwashreads 😀 Happy Friday and congrats on the awesome #jwash5k milestone!! I chose this #shelfie pic because we‘re baby proofing this weekend and this shelf is headed for the basement ☹️ (but hopefully not forever). Also it happens to be where I stashed my April #botm.

On top of my “must buy” list is Shadow & Bone. I read this trilogy from the library when they came out & LOVE them. I need to collect and reread in prep for King of Scars!!

jwashreads Anytime I have to leave the house, I have to put my currnt read away because of my kids--they start playing with it, taking out the bookmark...it's safer if it's just somewhere else! 2y
VelvetSpade @jwashreads lol! Good mommy tip! 2y
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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1. Boulder, CO (15 years & counting)
2. Shadow of the Wind; anything by Leigh Bardugo
3. The Lioness Quartet; Grisha Verse; Harry Potter - also Arc of a Scythe so far...
4. Goonies (guilty pleasure movie -Austenland ❤️)
5. Project Runway
6. Tom Waits
7. The bright orange of a beautiful & ripe orange bell pepper
8. Historical Fiction; YA
9. I buy media & do analytics from home for a co. in AZ. Also stay at home mom 👶
10. Nope ☹️

#meetthelittens

Cinfhen #7🧡 2y
theresidentromantic The Tortall books are my favorite books too!! ❤ I love finding other people who love them like I do. 2y
Vansa Lioness quartet ♡♡♡ 2y
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VelvetSpade @theresidentromantic @Vansa These books were my childhood!! I still have my Lioness & Immortals paperbacks from the 90s that I probably read at least once a year. They‘re not in great shape 🤣🤣 2y
theresidentromantic @VelvetSpade I met her at a signing a few years ago and she laughed at me because the copy of the realm of the gods I asked her to sign fell open, in half, right at the kiss! 2y
VelvetSpade @theresidentromantic 🤣🤣🤣 love it!! 2y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Finally!!!!! I'm always the last person I know to get my #BOTM box every month. 😂📚They're so pretty - can't wait to get started!! 🎉🎉

tammysue Enjoy!😊 2y
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Hero at the Fall | Alwyn Hamilton
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I'm packing it in for the night so here is my final count. I was hoping for 15 hours so this is awesome!! I admit that some of this time logged as "reading" was very distracted reading (I.e. My 7 month old climbing my legs & pulling my hair) but that's life ?

Now off to bed ??? #25inFive

Smrloomis Great job! 👏🏽 2y
GripLitGrl 🙌👍👏 2y
SamanthaMarie That kind of reading is so well earned haha! Congrats!!! 2y
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VelvetSpade @SamanthaMarie 🤣🤣 well earned & slow going 😜Thanks 2y
Andrew65 A brilliant total, well done and thanks for playing along. 🎈🍾😊👏💐🏆🎉🙌 2y
VelvetSpade @Andrew65 thank you for all the support!!! ❤️📚🎉 2y
Andrew65 @VelvetSpade 😊 That‘s what us Littens do. 2y
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A Duke Like No Other | Valerie Bowman
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Lol. I'm so much more forgiving of paperback romance novels than I am of other literature - I think it's because I don't expect it to be more than it is. This was a cute, quick read if you don't mind suspending your disbelief a bit - and I only noticed one glaring historical inaccuracy 😂😂

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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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My first book by Claire Legrand & I'm excited to continue the series because it was such a fun fantasy/adventure! It reminded me a bit of Sarah Maas so I'd definitely recommend to fans of her work. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#25inFive - At the end of this book I'm at 4:50:00... going strong 💪

Andrew65 Yey! Getting there! 👏 2y
BiblioLitten Pretty cover❤ 2y
VelvetSpade @BiblioLitten I know! 😍😍 2y
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The World Shines for You | Jeffrey Burton
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#ducksandbooks Little Ducky Storytime! ❤️❤️ Happy Friday everyone!! The most awesome @DuckOfDoom is doing a fun #giveaway so I gathered all my ducky friends and we had an impromptu storytime (while I'm supposed to be working... shhhh😜).

I'd love to read The Hazel Wood. Thank you for the opportunity & thank you for the fun prompt 😄

DuckOfDoom Oh what a lovely picture 😍 this looks so cute!! 2y
squirrelbrain How cute! 2y
VelvetSpade @DuckOfDoom @squirrelbrain Thanks!! It was fun ☺️☺️ 2y
BiblioLitten That's such a cute picture 🤗 2y
VelvetSpade @BiblioLitten thanks 😘 2y
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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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I am nothing if not realistic so I can tell you there is no way I'm going to be able to accomplish this BUT I don't care! I'm going to do the best I can... that's all any of us can ever do, am I right? 😜 So.... here goes...

#25infive

Andrew65 Welcome, the taking part is more important than achieving 25 hours. 😊 2y
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Furyborn | Claire Legrand
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Ahhh... I've been looking forward to this all night. That time when Dad is giving the baby his bedtime bottle & I have to hide out in the nursery & put my Boppy to its (other) use. 30 min of uninterrupted reading time ❤️❤️ And so far Furyborn is awesome!!

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So I'm joining the legions of Littens who loved this book. I originally picked this one up to fulfill the true crime category of my 2018 #ReadHarder challenge. I've never read true crime before and with a pretty active imagination, I knew this would be a day only sort of book 😱. I am so glad these challenges force me to broaden my horizons. Amazing read... only a few nightmares 😜

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And the winners of the #endofthemonthgiveaway are... @TheQuietQuill and @IamIamIam 🎉🎉🎉!! Congratulations!! 🎊🎉🍾Shoot me an email at beckymbarnes@gmail.com so I know where to send these lovelies. Thank you everyone who entered and spread the word!! HAPPY APRIL EVERYONE!!! ❤️

TheQuietQuill Thank you so much!! This totally made my day ❤️ 2y
VelvetSpade @TheQuietQuill You're welcome!! 😁Thanks for playing! 2y
IamIamIam Holy cow!!! This was a much better surprise than 6" of snow!! Thank you so much!!!! ?? 2y
thereadingowlvina Congrats @TheQuietQuill & @lamlamlam!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
VelvetSpade @IamIamIam Yay!! ❤️🎉 Happy to spread some Spring ❤️ 2y
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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Thank you @That-Bookish-Hiker for the Thunderhead pin & the beautiful skull bookmark!! Totally made my weekend! ❤️

CouronneDhiver Pretty! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @VelvetSpade so happy you like it! 😁 2y
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For no other reason than it's the end of the month & I feel like spreading some love, I'm giving away these two books! Repost with the one you want & don't forget to tag me. I'll draw names at the end of the weekend. Good luck!! ❤️📚🐣🎉 #endofthemonthgiveaway

Cinfhen So sweet!!! 2y
tammysue Awesome!!😃 2y
Donnasmiles Wow! Way cool. 2y
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umbrellagirl Thanks so much! 2y
LitsyHappenings Ahhh! Sorry we didn't see this post until now, you generous Litten you! 😕🤗 2y
VelvetSpade @LitsyHappenings no worries! It was a short entry period & over the weekend 😁 Next time 😘 2y
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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To Kill a Kingdom is a vicious loose re-telling of the Little Mermaid & there is certainly a lot to like. Anti-heroes, prophecies, sarcastic banter & (of course) pirates ☠️😍

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That time I went to the library to pick up one book on hold and there were FOUR waiting for me 😃😃I don't even know where to start.... 😱

GarthRanzz I‘ll Be Gone In The Dark. It‘s goes by quickly and is a great read. 2y
VelvetSpade @GarthRanzz yessss! I'm excited about that one & I think I've been waiting for it the longest 2y
Alfoster Loved The Flight Attendant! 2y
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Rainbirds | Clarissa Goenawan
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So I liked this book but I didn't love it. The pace was slow (especially slow for a mystery) but it didn't matter so much because the writing was beautiful. Most specifically, Goenawan did an excellent job depicting quiet grief. In the end I wanted to like the plot more than I did. Pick it up if you're in the mood for a character driven melancholy read. If you're reading for the murder mystery, I might pass.

BridgetteM That is a really pretty book cover. It took me a while to realize those are fish on the cover! 2y
VelvetSpade @BridgetteM I know! I looove the cover 😍😍😍 2y
Megabooks That actually makes me want to read it more. Great review. (I‘m tired of mysteries, btw. 😬) 2y
VelvetSpade @Booksandcooks Thanks! Yeah - lots of mysteries in the #BOTM selects lately... You've got to be in the mood for it. If you do get around to this one I'd like to know what you think 😁 2y
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A Duke Like No Other | Valerie Bowman
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Just got my April Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss in the mail today!! I love having some fun light reading (mostly romances ❤️) to clear my palate after the more serious reads. Looks like some ARCs in this one too which is always fun! Happy Monday everyone!! #bookmail

BridgetteM Wow! That looks like a box I need to subscribe to. Look at all those books! 😍 2y
VelvetSpade @BridgetteM Hey Bridgette! It's a good box if you like reading the occasional romance. I love it because you can skip months if you suddenly have too many unread books piling up (which can happen to new moms, right?) I'm a new mom too ❤️My little guy is 7 months next week ❤️ 2y
BridgetteM Yes, I‘m finding it a little bit harder to work in reading time now that I have a kid. My little guy is 13 months now and into everything! Is that your son in your profile pic? He‘s adorable! 2y
VelvetSpade @BridgetteM Yes it is ❤️ Thanks! He's a handful but the best!! 2y
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Creepy Pair of Underwear! | Aaron Reynolds
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Definitely one of my absolute favorite children's picture books & my go to gift for a last min 4 year old's birthday party today. This book is adorable and I can't recommend it more for little readers.