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Joined August 2018

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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#oriliumreadathon Instagram Challenge day 3.

Prompt: A Book Character that My Orilium Character Would Get Along With.

Veta Mae would get along with Mercy Thompson because they are both resourceful. They may get into trouble but they always find a way out.

#oriliumreadathon2022

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The Pecan Man | Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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Day one of the #oriliumreadathon Instagram challenges.

Prompt: TBR

Since I‘ve posted my main TBR already these are the books to complete some Questing I‘d like to do if I have time.

#oriliumreadathon2022

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Finished my first Orilium exam.

Miss Lollipop‘s Lion by Judy Varga gives me an Ordinary in Inscription (a childhood favorite).

I really enjoyed returning to this one.

#oriliumreadathon #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumautumnequinox

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We‘re headed back to the Orilium academy for the autumn equinox semester.

#oriliumreadathon #oriliumautumnequinox

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Here‘s my July wrap up

I‘m still reading The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian but I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue it in August.

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Sacred Treason | James Forrester
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I don‘t know. I just have a feeling about these books.

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Uglies | Scott Westerfeld
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It‘s haul time!

Got the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld from my mom while I was on vacation.

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Had a great vacation but I‘m glad to be home.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks There‘s no place like home 🏡 👠 2w
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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Some series continuations I‘d really like to get to before the end of the year.

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Silence Fallen | Patricia Briggs
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The next installment of my favorite series comes out next month. It‘s my most anticipated release of the year and I still need to catch up…..

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Bride of the Isle | Margo Maguire
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This one is definitely not something I would typically pick up. I picked it up because I really enjoyed one of Maguire‘s other works and this one did not disappoint.

This will complete my double spin for February.

@TheAromaofBooks

#bookreview #brideoftheisle #margomaguire #bookspindoublespin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Leaving Sunday for vacation so I thought I‘d share the books I‘m taking with me.

I‘m most excited for The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian.

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Bride of the Isle | Margo Maguire
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I‘m trying to finish this before I leave on vacation Sunday.

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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I found this one to be very confusing right from the start and then just kept asking myself what the point to the book was. Why was I being told this story?

I read this for my family book club and it was a dud. Personally I would not recommend it.

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“So long as we have breath in our lungs, we have hope. And hope is a dangerous weapon in the hands of a man with steel in his spine and fire in his belly.” - Étaín, A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden

The Orc redemption arc you‘ve been waiting for? Possibly.

This completes my May #bookspin pick

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Summer Island | Kristin Hannah
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Some of the books I hope to read this month

#tbr #julytbr #toberead #julytoberead

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The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Finished Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery this month and taking both Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee and A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden into July.

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I thought I‘d share my reading nook today since I recently redid it.

Tagged book is my current read.

Zuhkeeyah It looks so cozy! 😌 1mo
BacklistReader @Zuhkeeyah thank you. Cozy is definitely a thing I‘m constantly striving for at the moment 1mo
annahenke How delightful! 1mo
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Earthly Joys: A Novel | Philippa Gregory
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I recently redid my reading nook so I thought I‘d share a #shelfie today. I‘m definitely in the to many books not enough space category….

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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Time for a book haul.

I‘ve also started an official #bookstagram if anyone is interested in following me there: BacklistReader_90

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Anne of the Island | L.M. Montgomery
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Mehso-so

This completes my January #bookspin and was the best in the series so far.

@TheAromaofBooks

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Reading this one in small chunks each week for book club and managed to get myself up to date. 140 pages.

I‘m also reading Anne of the Island along side this and I‘ve managed to get 150 pages into it.

Both books are just ok for the moment but hopefully they get better as I keep going.

#joysofjune

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Anne of the Island | L.M. Montgomery
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It‘s laundry day over here so let‘s see how far I can get in this one.

So far Anne of the Island is better than the first two in the series.

#joysofjune @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you had a good reading day. 2mo
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Anne of the Island | L.M. Montgomery
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Let‘s see if I can fall back in love with reading….

#joysOfJune @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope this helps you. Good luck 😊 2mo
BacklistReader @Andrew65 thanks. Me too 2mo
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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Excited to get back to the family book club with this one.

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Smoke Bitten | Patricia Briggs
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These were the last books I hauled before 2022 on here and this check in didn‘t do so well…. I‘ve read one of these but the Patricia Briggs ones are part of a series and I‘m not up to them just yet but hopefully I can get to them soon.

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Masques | Patricia Briggs
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Taking a look back at my first hauls posted about 4 years ago and seeing if I actually read what I buy.

One is picture is from my trip to Alcatraz and the other is from a Black Friday bookstore trip. And it turns out I do actually read the books I buy.

The Temeraire Series took the longest as I just picked it up this year and is technically still a current read because I‘ve only read the first book in this bind up.

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Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs was April‘s #doublespin pick.

Great read from my favorite series by my favorite author.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Playing catch up with my #bookspindoublespin picks….

This was February‘s #bookspin pick and I really thought I‘d like it more than I did.

While this pick was just ok it did get me more intrigued to pick up The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! My favorite Arthurian books (although they are rather YA than adult in writing tone) is the series by Gerald Morris that starts with the tagged book - they are snarky and fun and still cover many of the traditional legends. Super fun!! 2mo
BacklistReader @TheAromaofBooks oh that sounds good I‘ll have to check it out. 2mo
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And my most recently finished read is Secret Vampire by L. J. Smith book 1 in the Night World Series.

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And here‘s the last of what I read while away.

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More things I read while I was gone

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I‘m back!!!

Here‘s some things I read while I was gone.

Maybe I‘ll actually stick around this time…? I definitely have some bookish plans in the making so we‘ll see.

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Night | Elie Wiesel
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Small and mighty

Such a huge punch delivered by such a small book. Highly recommend you read this one if you haven‘t.

Night completed my Quest for protectors as a Godseer student at #orilium

#oriliumreadathon #magicalreadathon

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I loved this one. Can‘t wait to get my hands on the rest so I can binge them.

This was for my Psionics & Divination class.

#oriliumreadathon #magicalreadathon #orilium

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Current read(s)

These are my Lore (Mythology Inspired) and Psionics & Divination (set in the future) exams.

#oriliumreadathon #orilium #magicalreadathon

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Raven's Strike | Patricia Briggs
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My magical reading nook

Just a little corner in the main room of my apartment. I always bring some friends along for the ride.

#oriliumreadathon #orilium #magicalreadathon

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Highest Expectation

The next book in my favorite series. So excited.

#oriliumreadathon #orilium #magicalreadathon

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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My Calling

I‘m hoping to become a Godseer at #orilium this year. It fits with my character, Veta Mae, very well. Hears hoping I can do it 🤞

#oriliumreadathon

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April TBR

Can Veta Mae complete the first leg of training to become a Godseer?

Stay tuned to find out. And good luck to you on your journey if you are also at #orilium this year.

#oriliumreadathon

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I loved this one. Can‘t wait to get continue the series.

This was also one of my character prompts for Orilium.

#orilium

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I, Eliza Hamilton | Susan Holloway Scott
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I used this one for my Conduit prompt for Orilium: Gear Up.

Really enjoyed this one. It reminded me of how much I enjoy the time period around the American Revolution.

#orilium #oriliumgearup

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Mehso-so

This was my #doublespin pick for January. I also used it for my Legacy prompt for Orilium: Gear Up.

I‘m at least intrigued enough to continue but it wasn‘t the best book I‘ve read recently.

#bookspindoublespin #orilium #oriliumgearup

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TheAromaofBooks I've had this series on my list for a while! 4mo
BacklistReader This first installment wasn‘t bad. Not a lot happened but I‘m hoping book 2 has a bit more action. 4mo
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I read this one with my family for our book club and personally enjoyed it a lot.

I would say if you want the history stuff you‘re better to go to a different book but if you want a good story this will hit the spot.

One thing we talked about was that it doesn‘t feel like Hamnet‘s story but rather that if his grieving mother.

#hamnet #maggieofearrell

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My partner had some time off work so we got back into the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton. This is book 4 and I believe the book I stop at the last time I picked the series up.

I really enjoyed this one and am excited to continue.

What did you think of when you read this one if you have?

BehindthePages The series is great till some of her later abilities develop. Couldn't keep going and DNFed Affliction. 5mo
BacklistReader @BehindthePages I have definitely heard the series goes down hill. I own all the books through Affliction so we‘re planning to at least get that far. 5mo
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Glass Houses | Laura J. Mixon
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Been gone a while…. It was accidental at first and then my mental health took a really bad turn for a very long time. I‘m working on it and hopefully getting back to posting regularly will help at least a little bit.

I thought I‘d return with the books I acquired while I was away. I‘m really excited to get to them all but I always find it hard to pick which to start with….

Which one would you start with?

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Night Broken | Patricia Briggs
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Another great book in Mercy‘s world. Glad have her exploring her heritage a little more.

#mercythompson #mercythompsonseries #patriciabriggs #nightbroken

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This was a great one to pick up. We read this for my family book club and we all learned a ton. Definitely recommend this one.

Nonfiction that doesn‘t read like a text book is always a plus for me.

#nonfiction #thewarmthofothersuns #isabelwilkerson #bookreview

Leftcoastzen She‘s s wonderful writer .Such a great book! 6mo
BacklistReader @Leftcoastzen it really was good. I‘m looking forward to picking up more by her 6mo
Leftcoastzen Caste was great too! 6mo
BacklistReader @Leftcoastzen that‘s definitely good to know. 6mo
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