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actualdisneyprincess

Joined May 2016

Bookish Disney Princess w/ a superhero addiction. 💛🖤Instagram: actuallyadisneyprincess
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I‘m having the best time with this. 😂 Light and fluffy and clever, with a healthy dose of ladies being badass, it‘s the perfect companion for a quiet Saturday at work. 😍😂 #thewisteriasocietyofladyscoundrels #indiaholton

TheAromaofBooks I just got the sequel to this one from the library!!! 3w
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I love Kate Quinn, and I love books about badass ladies being badass. I‘m so excited to start this. #thediamondeye #katequinn #worldwarii #russianfront #lyudmilapavlichenko

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Four Treasures of the Sky | Jenny Tinghui Zhang
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Covering Children‘s until we close at 2, and so glad to have this beauty to keep me company! 😍 #fourtreasuresofthesky #jennytinghuizhang

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Tripping Arcadia | Kit Mayquist
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Taking advantage of a day off to do nothing but sit on my bed and read. (If the wind backs off a little bit, I‘ll switch to my back porch!!) #trippingarcadia #kitmayquist

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Star-Crossed | Minnie Darke
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This is pretty adorable so far. (I‘m only like thirty pages in, but still!) #starcrossed #minniedarke

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The Space Between Trees | Katie Williams
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How gorgeous is this cover? 😍 (The book itself was pretty good, too. A little slow, a little anticlimactic, but I was solidly along for the ride.) #thespacebetweentrees #katiewilliams

Monica5 Such a pretty cover 2mo
actualdisneyprincess @Monica5 isn‘t it? what a cool idea! 😍 2mo
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A Touch of Stardust | Kate Alcott
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“The Hollywood Daughter” was really enjoyable, so I‘m glad to have another Kate Alcott to read. I‘m even more glad that the day has calmed down enough to let me! 😂 #atouchofstardust #katealcott

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Finished “The Ring and the Crown,” (it was just…kind of a hurried mess at the end, but I‘m still pretty ambivalent about it as a whole), and am just moving right along to something that‘s already MUCH better. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thehollywooddaughter #katealcott #ingridbergman

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The Ring and the Crown | Melissa de la Cruz
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Honestly, I don‘t know how I feel about this, but it‘s been on my shelf for so long that I felt like I needed to actually read it, AND I‘ve read enough of it that I feel like I need to finish it now. I don‘t vehemently hate it, I just…don‘t really know if I like it, either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #theringandthecrown #melissadelacruz

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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I started this at lunch, and I‘m already halfway through. 😍 I love these characters SO much. #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety #maryannshaffer #annieburrows #letters #worldwarii

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A Relative Murder | Jude Deveraux
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Love having a new Medlar Mystery to spend time with! Always a quick, enjoyable read with delightful characters. #arelativemurder #judedeveraux #medlarmysteries

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The next one as I continue my determined effort to conquer the piles of books I have bought. 😍 #theoceanattheendofthelane #neilgaiman

CaitlinR I love this book! One of the VERY few novels that I reread. 2mo
Sharpeipup Where are you? That ceiling hints of a gorgeous building! 2mo
actualdisneyprincess @Sharpeipup At work! I work in a library that was built in 1927! 😍 2mo
actualdisneyprincess @CaitlinR I‘m SO enjoying it!!! 😍 Gaiman‘s writing style is just sheer magic. 2mo
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Books Can Be Deceiving | Jenn McKinlay
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Now that I‘ve conquered my library pile again, it‘s back to making progress in my piles of things I own! 😂 Luckily, this breezy read is perfect company for today‘s shift, and I have another waiting in my backpack just in case we‘re slow enough that I make quick work of this one! 😂💖 #bookscanbedeceiving #jennmckinlay #libraryloversmysteries#

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Four Aunties and a Wedding | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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Having the BEST time reading this, and trying really hard not to just cackle nonstop. I love Meddy and the Aunties. 😂🥰 #fourauntiesandawedding #jesseqsutanto

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The Dark Rose | Erin Kelly
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I had set this aside for awhile while I read library books, but now I‘m back to only having one library book, so I‘m dipping back to this for a little bit today! (As it snows outside my window…😑) #thedarkrose #erinkelly

DinoMom I have this same bookmark and it makes me smile every time I use it❤️ 2mo
actualdisneyprincess @DinoMom right!?!? Instant joy!! (as ever, thanks to @CocoReads!!!!! 💖) 2mo
CocoReads It‘s still my favorite bookmark! 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Current read on this quiet, rainy Friday! I love Simone St. James‘ style, and could hardly pass this up when I saw it! #thebookofcoldcases #simonestjames

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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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I‘m ready for the day with my current read and my morning snack — peanut-butter pretzels! 😂 #hench #nataliezinawalschots #superheroes #supervillains

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The Recovery Agent: A Novel | Janet Evanovich
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Got my paws on this one before it‘s even covered and ready for the shelf. 😏 It‘s already so much fun; nothing earth-shatteringly new, but a standard Evanovich romp with colorful characters, and the perfect antidote to a dreary af day! #therecoveryagent #gabrielarose #janetevanovich

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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So excited to read this, I‘ve heard such good things! (Also if my girl Florence Pugh is going to be in the movie, I‘m EXTRA ready!) #themaid #nitaprose

SilversReviews I LOVED this book. Molly The Maid was a sweetie!! ENJOY!! (edited) 2mo
actualdisneyprincess @SilversReviews it was so good!!!! 💖 2mo
CherylRussell Waiting for my library hold to come in. 🙂 2mo
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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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LOVED “Run Rose Run,” now onto the next! (Having a job where I can just kick back and read on quiet days is just the best, honestly.) #thenightshift #alexfinlay

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Run, Rose, Run: A Novel | James Patterson, Dolly Parton
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All My Rage | Sabaa Tahir
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Sabaa Tahir is just such a talent, and this is so beautiful so far. 😭 #allmyrage #sabaatahir

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Finally reading this in advance of Jamie Ford‘s engagement with our library system this summer; this is SO beautifully written, but so heartbreaking. 😭 #hotelonthecornerofbitterandsweet #jamieford

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The Dark Rose | Erin Kelly
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I DNFed “Beautiful World, Where Are You” after three chapters. Maybe it‘s just not the right time for that book for me, but I just could NOT do it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Back to this one! #thedarkrose #erinkelly

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I don‘t know if I‘m going to be able to get very far with this book; I already abhor the way it‘s written - no quotation marks, really? Also, the writing in general sounds…off, to me - and I just…don‘t know. Any input on whether or not I should keep going? 😬 #beautifulworldwhereareyou #sallyrooney

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I love this book. Beautifully-written, with vibrant characters, I cannot stop turning pages. #lastnightatthetelegraphclub #malindalo

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DC Comics Novels - Batman: The Killing Joke | Gary Phillips, Christa Faust
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Obviously, I couldn‘t pass this up when it showed up on a search at work. A new adaptation of a comic that lives rent-free in my head? Yup. Here for it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thekillingjoke #christafaust #garyphillips #alanmoore #brianbolland #dccomics #batman #joker #barbaragordon #batgirl

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Must Love Books | Shauna Robinson
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I started this at lunch today, and I‘m already almost finished. What a charming read! (With moments of serious relatability that keep it from wandering over the line into saccharine-land.) #mustlovebooks #shaunarobinson

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Grace Sees Red | Julie Hyzy
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Taking a break from “Shot Girl” (and those damned villain-POV chapters) to spend some more time with Grace and the gang in Emberstowne. A much more pleasant way to spend such a dreary daaaay. #graceseesred #juliehyzy #manorhousemysteries #gracewheaton #cozymysteries

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Shot Girl | J. A. Konrath
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Look. I‘m a millennial. I occasionally speak in hashtags. I‘ve been known to say “lol” as a word. But I have almost NO idea what tf this says, and I‘m getting to the point with these chapters where I‘m thinking about just skipping them. (I mean, I know I won‘t because my brain won‘t let me, but LORD.) #shotgirl #jakonrath #jackdaniels

GondorGirl Wow. I'm a little horrified that I could follow the story there... but I don't think I could handle chapters full of this stuff! 😳😕 3mo
actualdisneyprincess @GondorGirl I mean, I can figure most of it out if I actually pay attention to it, but like…I don‘t want to. It just feels like a cheap tactic to try to be ~relevant to today‘s culture~ and…just no thank you. It‘s really, really distracting, and doesn‘t work like I think Konrath wants it to. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
actualdisneyprincess @GondorGirl (I really am getting to the point where I‘m like “…come on, self. Just skip his chapters. You can do it!!!” And the fact that I‘m even letting myself consider it is Big. 😂) 3mo
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GondorGirl @actualdisneyprincess I mean, you already know what kind of person he is and his chapters are making you crazy... I say skim them if you can't bring yourself to skip. 3mo
actualdisneyprincess @GondorGirl The skim approach commences!!!! 3mo
actualdisneyprincess ………okay, the big twist got me. Still hated the “look how up on current slang I am!!!” tactic, but the book overall ended up being satisfying. 3mo
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Shot Girl | J. A. Konrath
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The quality of these books has gone SO far downhill, it‘s really disappointing. The Jack-focused chapters so far have been fine, but once again, the villain-focused chapters are not. The villain is (again) mainly annoying, though scary because people like him are out there, and his chapters are written in a caricature of chatspeak; hashtags and “4realz” and “lulz” and attempts at sounding gangsta, and just…why am I doing this to myself.

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I admire Ginger so much, and found so much to relate to in “Natural Disaster” that I literally squealed when I saw this on the New Arrivals cart at work. 🥺 I‘m so glad she‘s continuing to write, because she is doing amazing work in trying to remove the stigma around discussions of mental illness. Plus, she‘s just plain brilliant, and I love to see awesome ladies doing awesome things. #alittleclosertohome #gingerzee

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White Russian | J. A. Konrath
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Mehso-so

Finished it; it redeemed itself a little bit by the end, but it was still FAR from the best of the series. The villains remained irritating. McGlade was still ridiculous in a not-good way. Also, there were a TON of typos, which annoyed me to high heaven. But onto the next three, when they get here through Interlibrary Loan. (The drink that inspired the title sounds amazing on this freezing day though…) #whiterussian #jakonrath #jackdaniels

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White Russian | J. A. Konrath
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Every time the villains get a chapter it sounds like this, and it‘s getting really, really old. I get the theory behind it, but it‘s grating, and honestly, not as effective as I think it wants to be. #whiterussian #jakonrath #jackdaniels

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White Russian | J. A. Konrath
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This one is…not nearly as good as the rest have been. I‘m hoping it either gets better by the end, or that the next one bounces back, because I‘ll be sad if I‘ve invested this much time in this series only to have it end up being disappointing. The villains are ridiculous, and Harry McGlade is QUICKLY becoming a caricature of himself - it was fun when he was entertaining and ridiculous. Now he‘s just getting stupid. #whiterussian #jakonrath

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After several years, finally back to the world of Jack Daniels and Joe Konrath‘s wonderfully-twisted brain. I started and finished “Rum Runner” earlier today, so it‘s right on to the next! #lastcall #jackdaniels #jakonrath #blakecrouch #lutherkite

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Grace Cries Uncle | Julie Hyzy
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I‘m so excited that CloudLibrary had the last three books in this series! Our county‘s previous eBook system didn‘t really have much of an offering, so I just sort of figured our new one wouldn‘t either — what a pleasant surprise! I love, love, love hanging out with these characters; I‘m gonna‘ be sad when I‘m out of books with them! #gracecriesuncle #manorhousemysteries #juliehyzy #gracewheaton #bennettmarshfield #cozymysteries

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Cul-De-Sac | Joy Fielding
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Spending downtime on this shift with this page-turner recommended by a patron! (Also spending it celebrating the Library‘s 93rd birthday!!! I made BF‘s wardrobe. 😍🎉) #culdesac #joyfielding #adventuresatbfj #librarylife #bfjoneslibrary

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Amazing Mary Jane Vol. 1 | Leah Williams
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Debuting my Mary Jane Watson cosplay with my new Spider-Man Scentsy Buddy as I catch up on some comic-reading! 😂💖 #theamazingmaryjane #maryjanewatson #spiderman #marvelcomics #cosplay #meganjaneasmaryjane

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Version Zero | David Yoon
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Starting this on the recommendation of a fave patron! Hoping it‘s quiet enough here tonight that I can just chill and read! (Although, ugh, there‘s a non-fave patron here right now making disgusting snorting/spitting/throat-clearing noises. Like, sir, please. 🤢) #versionzero #davidyoon

actualdisneyprincess Adorable bookmark courtesy of @CocoReads from a swap a few years ago!!! 😍😍 4mo
CocoReads Still one of my favorite bookmarks. 4mo
actualdisneyprincess @CocoReads mine too!! I smile every time I look at it!!! 💖💖💖 4mo
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The news that Timothy Olyphant is coming back to play Raylan Givens is the best news of 2022 so far. So obviously, I‘m devouring the source material so that I‘m ready for the new adaptation of “City Primeval.” Also, reading Elmore Leonard‘s work just gives me joy regardless. It‘s already a very Mondayish Monday, so I‘m extra-glad to have it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #cityprimeval #goldcoast #themoonshinewar #omnibus #elmoreleonard

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The Sixth Wicked Child | J. D. Barker
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The Fifth to Die | J. D. Barker
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From Victorian rogues and the irascible ladies who love them to a supremely-twisted serial killer terrorizing Chicago. I‘m nothing if not eclectic. 😂 #thefifthtodie #jdbarker #4mkthrillers

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A Rogue of One's Own | Evie Dunmore
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I‘m a grumpy little princess today, but I have a delightful book, so my spirits will lift once I get to read. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #arogueofonesown #eviedunmore #aleagueofextraordinarywomen #womenssuffrage

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Her Perfect Life | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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Mehso-so

It was fine, but it kind of meandered for me; HPR‘s other books all grabbed me and pulled me in pretty much right away, but this one…meh. I didn‘t particularly care about these people, and the twist and climax weren‘t particularly shocking. Overall, I didn‘t hate it, but I‘m not going to feel compelled to tell people to read it, either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #herperfectlife #hankphillippiryan

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Her Perfect Life | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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I‘ve enjoyed all of Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s books so far, so I‘m excited to have a new one to tackle! #herperfectlife #hankphillippiryan

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Hawkeye, Volume 3 | Jeff Lemire
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I should be getting ready for work. But instead, I‘m spending more time with Clint. 🤷🏻‍♀️🏹 #hawkeye #clintbarton #katebishop #jefflemire #marvelcomics

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Kicking 2022 off the same way I ended 2021, by really dedicatedly diving into the stacks upon stacks of books I own. This is fine so far, but it‘s kind of crawling; also, the exact same paragraph appears within two pages of each other at one point and so I‘m salty — who tf didn‘t catch that during editing???? #murderinthemansion #sheilaconnolly #victorianvillagemysteries #cozymysteries

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Hawkeye, Volume 1 | Matt Fraction
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I‘m trying to will 2022 into being a good year by kicking it off - at long last - with my dude Clint. #hawkeye #clintbarton #katebishop #mattfraction #marvelcomics #graphicnovels #awwcoffeeno #bro #tracksuitmafia