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bookishchelle

Joined May 2016

Geeky bibliophile who loves fantasy & sci-fi Insta: bookish.chelle🇨🇦
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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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I can't sleep, so I will let the narrator read me a good bed time story, I love falling asleep to audiobooks. 🤓📚 #throneofglass #audiobook #readmeastory #bedtimereads #yafantasy

Jenshootsweddings I do too!! 3y
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I ❤️ the chapter illustrations in this book. Also this large magnetic bookmark from this month's happy read plan sub is über cute #yareads #magneticbookmark #craftedvan #retoldfairytales #bookartwork #happyreadplan

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I finally started this book! It is an urban fantasy and loosely based on the Russian fairytale, Vassalissa the Beautiful. This book came in #owlcrate once upon a dream box. #fairytalesretold #urbanfantasy #Yareads

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This book came highly recommended, so I decided to see if it lived up to the hype. It was a page turner especially the last 1/4; however I was looking for more substance like other sci-fi authors I enjoy like Miéville, Stephenson, and Tepper. Dark Matter reads like a movie script with one line sentences & scene descriptions. This is one of those rare books where the movie will probably be more enjoyable than the book for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

BookHermit It's totally more movie than book. I enjoyed it but it definitely needs more substance (believable female characters, ahem). Loved the multiverse travel, though, and it's a fun premise. 3y
Foragingfantasy I agree. I liked it, but it could have been so much better. 3y
bookishchelle @BookHermit Yes!! I had the same issues with the female characters. 3y
bookishchelle @Foragingfantasy So true. Didn't hate it, but I felt like it needed so much more to be the book I was hoping it would be 3y
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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I am hoping to finish this book soon. It's the perfect book for #scaretober #horror #currentlyreading

acorter Loved this one! 3y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I just noticed that I hit 1000. Well I'm a little past now. Thank you #littens for making #Litsy so much fun. My book wishlist is full because of all the great book enablers here! #thankyou

britt_brooke 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
ScrappyMags Yeah!!! Congrats! 3y
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moranadatter Yay!🎉 3y
Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 3y
pppooraikul Congrats! 🎉😁👏 3y
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bookishchelle Thanks @britt_brooke @ScrappyMags @Well-ReadNeck @kmdartist @Texreader @pppooraikul @CherylDeFranceschi Couldn't have done this without you and many other fabulous littens💕 3y
Texreader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas
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Oh Aedion Ashryver, you made me cry. Oh the feels!!😭😭😭
#heiroffire #throneofglassseries #AedionAshryver #ohthefeels #pleasepassthetissues

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Happy Thanksgiving Canadian #Littens 🇨🇦
I ❤️ this colouring book especially when I am stressed. Something about colouring cute pictures with swear words makes me ridiculously happy. The paper is a good quality and the pages are perforated, so you can tear them out. These are the top things I look for in a good colouring book as well as the art is clear easy to see & colour. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

kylienoele I never realized just how much I need a coloring book with swear words. That's perfect! 3y
bookishchelle @kylienoele That was my exact thought when I saw this book on Amazon! Perfection 💕 3y
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Celaena has a love of sweets, clothes, & books. She is absolutely adorable for an assassin.

TrishB Have this on order! Can't wait. 3y
bookishchelle @TrishB I am 3/4 done already! I hope you get your library hold soon. 3y
TrishB @bookishchelle fingers crossed 😀 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Why, oh why is there always a love triangle in YA Fantasy?! I minused a star due to it. I liked this book and the narrator despite the loathing of the overused love triangle plot device. I hope the next book has more fantasy & less love triangle.

AmandaL I just borrowed this from the library. I've heard great things, but I agree about the love triangles. 😄 3y
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This is a retelling of the Trojan War told in the perspective of Patroclus, Achille's companion & lover. This is a historical love story that we all know will not have a HEA. At first, I had a hard time getting into this book; however after a very long hiatus I am now tearing through this book at a fast pace. #LGBTlovestory #historicalfiction #greekmythology

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I just pre-ordered a copy of the Kindle edition of this book. I am so excited and the wait till February 7, 2017 is going to be hard. Two favourites -- mythology & Neil Gaiman❤️❤️❤️

callunakeep Oh hell yes!! 🎉👏🏻🎉 I need two copies of this one or my daughter will be stealing mine constantly!! 3y
bookishchelle @callunakeep Yep it is not safe to only have one copy! 🤓📚 I also ordered the audiobook because I would listen to Neil read a phonebook let alone his own book 💕 3y
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callunakeep @bookishchelle OMG! That is sooo true! I need him to just narrate my life for me so I can hear that voice all the time! 😝 3y
moranadatter I preordered it too! 3y
bookishchelle @kmdartist 📚🤓👍💕 3y
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I just started this & already the first fandom Sam described happened to be my #1 fandom. 💙💛
🤓📚✌️️ #proudravenclaw #proudpotterhead #potterhead #fangirl #harrypotter #funkoHP #illustratedharrypotterandthephilosophersstone

bookishchelle @TheNextBook ❤️ Same I have meet some fabulous people online & IRL because of this fandom 3y
arty I have the same keyring but the blue has long since faded. 3y
bookishchelle @arty It has been well loved. Mine is a souvenir from WB Harry Potter in England & I have had it for 4 years! 💙💛 3y
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Night Study | Maria V. Snyder
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Halfway through this and it's so nice to be back in this world. Yelena & Valek are one of my favourite book couples ❤️

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BookNerdBritt I need to find ways to work "subfuckery" into everyday conversation. 3y
AmandaL ❤️Raven King❤️ 3y
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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It's been a tough week for me, so I re-listened to BBC's drama of my favourite book to help destress. Mr. Bookish & I bonded over this book on our first date 🤓❤️ Both authors are fabulous writers & I may have shed a tear when hearing Sir Terry's cameo with Neil. This book is a great laugh & I ❤️ this full cast drama. If you liked Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy I recommend you read this book then listen to the drama.

Sue Great review! I have loved Good Omens since I first picked it up in the 90s and was so excited when this audio version came out last year. Peter Serefinowicz and Mark Heap are fabulous 💜 3y
DiruVamp @callunakeep did you know this was a thing? 3y
callunakeep @DiruVamp I did not! 😳 I love BBC productions and have listened to many others (and watched some of their fabulous literary mini series)! Have to be in the lookout for this one! 3y
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Alice | Christina Henry
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I ❤️ Alice in Wonderland & enjoy good retellings or books inspired by my favourite childhood book. I also love darker themes & played American McGee's Alice because it was a beautiful psychological horror action video game and so far this book feels just as bloody, disturbing, and dark. Trigger warning - physical & sexual violence, abuse, & mutilation. So unless you enjoy dark & disturbing books it is best not to read this series.

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Out of the three Pottermore Harry Potter ebooks this is my favourite one. It's not Hogwarts: A History, but it is a nice little dose of HP for Potterheads.

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Out of the three Pottermore Harry Potter ebooks this is my favourite one. It's not Hogwarts: A History, but it is a nice little dose of HP for Potterheads.

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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I swear that I normally don't read this much #YA. This was in June's #owlcrate Not that there is anything wrong if one decides to read YA exclusively as an adult. I have never been one for book monogamy -- let alone genre monogamy. My Lady Jane has been making me laugh so hard. Thanks I need those 😂😂😂

tessaurus I know exactly what you mean!! I laughed so hard while reading this that my stomach was sore for days afterward... Great ab workout though! 🙃 3y
bookishchelle @tessaurus 😂 Me too! Much more fun ab workouts then exercising👍📚 3y
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It was a treat to be able to go back to Hogwarts and the HP world. There were tears shed...always. I enjoyed reading about old friends & new (missing some favourites though). It did feel a little weird at first because the writing is fanfic and not close to Jo's. I promise no spoilers here. I would have preferred this not be titled book 8 because of this. I think this would be better received in it's intended form. Too bad it's too much 💲 💸

Andreeacristinne Can't wait to read it! This weekend is planned to be back in HP world 😃. I think that the wizards world have yet more to say and I am really glad for this new dor. 3y
Sue Great photo - I love your socks and notepad 3y
bookishchelle @Andreeacristinne Yes! I was hoping that Jo would continue the series with the next gen of Hogwarts students. 3y
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bookishchelle @Sue Thanks! That is my new Moko Starry Night Kindle case that looks like a notepad. I ❤️ it because it is so pretty & thin. 3y
Sue @bookishchelle Starry Night is one of my favourite paintings. Great kindle case!! 3y
tpixie ❤️ 3y
MissHel Love the merch! What's the little disk thing? 3y
bookishchelle @MissHel Thanks. It is a round circular dream box with owls on it. It was gifted to me by a friend. 3y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I didn't get as much reading done as I hoped to. Life got in the way of my reading along with Pokémon Go. I hope I get more reading done in August. My total read so far is 21 books & last year at this date I read 49 books. It's been a rough year, the second half of the year looks better ATM

Sue Any reading is good reading, right? Each year can bring such different challenges ... 3y
bookishchelle @Sue True any reading is good reading. This year has been very challenging and I would really like for it to mellow out a bit 🖖 3y
Sue @bookishchelle I know what you mean. I do hope the rest of your year settles 💐 3y
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Started this at midnight. Don't think I am getting a lot of sleep tonight! #justonemorepage #potterhead #harrypotterandthecursedchild #harrypotterbook8

BookishMarginalia I read it straight through! 💜💜💜 3y
bookishchelle @BookishMarginalia I fell asleep and finished it the next day. I am still not sure how I feel about this play 3y
MCYmermaid I have deliberately paced my reading to span a few days. 3y
bookishchelle @MCYmermaid You have way more patience than I 👍 I love to binge read books I have been waiting forever for. 3y
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I really like the added touch of the artwork in this book.

Megabooks Me too! That was the best part. The predictable ending killed it for me, though. 3y
bookishchelle @Ebooksandcooks I agree the ending was disappointing & predictable. 3y
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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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Up late reading this month's #owlcrate book with a glass of white wine. It's too hot to sleep!

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This is how I feel about this book. I enjoyed it till the end & twist wasn't a surprise. Madeline has SCID & can have an allergic reaction to anything. Her whole life she has spent indoors to protect her & she was content. Until she meets her new neighbour. This is a sweet YA romance & I ❤️ that one of the main characters is a hapa or hafu (mixed race with one half Asian). I'm French, Irish & Chinese -- so happy to see more diversity!

tpixie Love the graft. And the SCID premise- very diverse, just with that! 3y
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The Illegal | Lawrence Hill
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I enjoyed the beginning of the book especially descriptions of Keita running. Some plot felt haphazardly slapped in. The narrator was fabulous and I really enjoyed the fictitious countries, Zantoroland & Freedom State. This felt more like a fluffier read than I was expecting. The ending felt rushed & it resolved too neatly & abruptly. This isn't my favourite book from Canada Reads 2016 & it's the winner. Hero's Walk or Birdie should have won.

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Translation : Perhaps this too will be a pleasure to look back on one day. This is how I feel about the end of The Raven Cycle atm. Started this in April and finished it last night. It took me so long because I didn't want this to end.

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Lol catching Pokémon with PokémonGo is cutting into my reading time! Walked over 6 km today. Gotta catch them all!

aLmYbNeNr It's cutting into mine too! Except yesterday, when the servers were down. Then I remembered what a book was. 4y
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"Even in the future the story begins with once upon a time" I ❤️ this line. This cute bracelet was in June's @owlcrate box.

aLmYbNeNr 💗 OwlCrate! 4y
NerdQueen I love this book it's such a great fractured fairytale 4y
ReadsInTheDark I… Love… This series! I just finished the last book a week or two ago. 💗 sad to be finished with it though. 4y
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BookNerdBritt @ReadsInTheDark It's not suite over yet - she's writing a graphic novel! 4y
BookNerdBritt *quite 4y
RealLifeReading That is a cute bracelet! 4y
bookishchelle @aLmYbNeNr Same! ❤️ 4y
bookishchelle @NerdQueen Me too! ❤️ 4y
bookishchelle @ReadsInTheDark I took me a long time to finish Winter because O didn't want it to end 🤓📚 4y
bookishchelle @BookNerdBritt Yay! Thanks letting us know the good news. ❤️ 4y
bookishchelle @RealLifeReading Thanks! It is my favourite item from June's owlcrate 4y
ReadsInTheDark @BookNerdBritt @bookishchelle 🎉 How exciting! Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there is no solution for the blind or visually impaired to enjoy and consume graphic novels. 😢 The great news is that there are plenty of excellent books out there to read though. 😜 4y
bookishchelle @ReadsInTheDark I have enough functional vision in my left eye to read graphic novels with a magnifier; however I have tried reading them on my ipad via kindle & other apps & you can enlarge the panels it's a little annoying, but I can read graphic novels. 4y
bookishchelle @ReadsInTheDark I am legally blind with light perception in one eye & about 10% central vision in the other. Some VI people can also use a cctv to read paper print. This doesn't work for others that do not have functional vision; however I did notice a graphic novel audiobook on audible. 4y
ReadsInTheDark @bookishchelle That's great that you can read graphic novels! No functional vision here though. Do you remember what the Audible book is? I'd like to check it out. 4y
bookishchelle @ReadsInTheDark Good thing I put it on my wish list! Locke & Key by Joe Hill https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Locke-Key-Audiobook/B00YI1CTVU 4y
ReadsInTheDark @bookishchelle That sounds creepy and fun. Thanks! 👍 4y
MrBook Great pic! 4y
bookishchelle @MrBook Thanks! 🤓📚 4y
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I needed some comfort reading, so I decided to re-read the illustrated edition. I am so excited for the release of the illustrated book 2 and this time I pre-ordered my copy.

TheNextBook I am so ready for the second one to be released! This one was so beautiful. 4y
bookishchelle @TheNextBook Me too! Sometimes I like to flip through it to look at the artwork 4y
NerdQueen That book was such a great idea. I loved looking at the pictures. 4y
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Titania Oh! This is new to me! Looks divine! 4y
bookishchelle @Titania Absolutely worth adding this to your collection. It is beautiful & the second book comes out soon. 4y
bookishchelle @nerdqueen Yes! I just threw my money at them without even blinking. I notice each time I look at it I find new little things I didn't notice. 4y
callunakeep @DiruVamp Have you seen these illustrated editions?? 4y
DiruVamp @callunakeep I have seen them online but never in person. They look amazing!! 4y
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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I ❤️ this series. Brandon Sanderson has become one of my new favourite authors & I still need to read the Mistborn series. So many books, so little time. Lovers of well-written epic fantasy if you haven't started The Stormlight Chronicles I highly recommend it.

Titania My husband and son were incommunicado last summer listening to this book. Must be good. 4y
bookishchelle @Titania Lol. Yes I had trouble putting it down! 4y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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This is a re-read. I've read this book many times over the years & still it makes me cry. The unabridged audiobook is a joy to listen to & I highly recommend it. Still so much better than the movie. Now onto Speaker for the Dead

Megabooks I like Ender's Shadow and the Shadow series better. But Ender's Game is good, too. 4y
BookFreakOut I re-read parts of this pretty frequently, but haven't done the whole thing in a while. I also prefer the Shadow series but would probably appreciate Speaker a lot more now than my high school self, might have to give it a round 2! 4y
bookishchelle @Ebooksandcooks l vaguely recall liking Ender's Shadow better, but then Bean is one of my favourite characters. I think I may might re-read all those as well 4y
bookishchelle @BookFreakOut This re-read of Speaker for the Dead I am finding I don't love it as much I recall. It might be my current mood not the book itself 4y
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Red Riding Hood | Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, David Leslie Johnson
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A retelling of a fairy tale always has promise for me, but this left me disappointed & angry. The characters were so flat & the "romance" was very limp and felt unreal. The gimmick of the last chapter being posted after the movie opens online left a nasty taste in my mouth. Don't waste your time & $

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The Wild Wood | Charles de Lint
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This is my absolute favourite de Lint book. Brian Froud (artwork : The Faeries Queen by Brian Froud) collaborated with some authors to produce stories based on his artwork. My copy Is the paperback reprint minus the art :( de Lint's prose & strong mythological ties creates a beautiful magical tale

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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The very first Nerdy box by the talented @Dropandgivemenerdy The theme is HP!!! I'm very excited to see what the next box has because the theme is Game of Thrones!

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Still haven't finished the last book on The Raven Cycle. My reading time has been scarce lately 🙁 I decided to wear my Slytherin house socks. I was sorted into Ravenclaw, but I do fall into Slytherclaw since the sorting hat almost put me into Slytherin.

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Lorelei King is such a fabulous narrator. She also narrated the Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, which are hilarious. Fire Touched is book 9 & is one of my favourite paranormal urban fantasy series. So far I'm loving this book & at 342 pages means it will be over too soon. World-building 👍

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Everland | Wendy Spinale
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I got my May owlcrate last week! This month's theme is steampunk. I love the nail wraps (was part of Espionage Cosmetics's kickstarter) and the clockwork brooch. I can't wait to start this book 🤓

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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
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Almost done! Then I can move on to Lady Midnight. I am happy to be finally close to finishing this. I love audiobooks, but I hate The Mortal Instruments ones because every book introduces new narrators. We like consistency as well as good narrators. This is the 6th book in the series.

ShatterMeFangirl Did u read Clockwork Angel or are planning to? I heard it was supa good 4y
bookishchelle @ShatterMeFangirl Yep I read them already. I love The Infernal Devices better than The Mortal Instruments. If you haven't read ID then there will be some crossovers that you will not understand fully in MI especially the last book. 4y
missarixreads I completely agree about the narrators. It was super frustrating. I just finished listening to the series today. 3y
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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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Cuddling up with this book tonight. I have been reading a lot of YA lately. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that🤓 I am only 28 pages in & so far it is interesting. This book came in my March owlcrate. I like that there are books outside my normal go-to genres & never would have picked myself

beccaeve I absolutely loved this! And I agree--I love that Owlcrate sends me books outside of my regular go-to genres. I don't know if I would have found this book otherwise. 4y
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Flawed: A Novel | Cecelia Ahern
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I find Ahern's writing sucks me in and I like Ahern's message, which she explains in the back of the book. I won't spoil it, so you will have to read it for yourself. I enjoyed this book enough to forgive the ending (spoilers sweetie) & am eagerly awaiting the next book

bookishchelle Lol above is what happens when you write a review on a book you stayed up way too late to finish & are sleep-deprived. I would love to be able to edit reviews & other posts 4y
BookNerdBritt You can! For some reason, edit is only an option when you click the "... " on your post from your home page but not your profile page. 4y
bookishchelle @BookNerdBritt Thanks! That worked. 🤓🤔 Not perfect, but it will do. 4y
BookNerdBritt @bookishchelle No prob! Hopefully it's something that will be worked out in a future update of the app. 4y
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This is one of my favourite books by two of my favourite authors! I highly recommend the BBC Radio Drama. Pratchett & Gaiman have a cameo & the cast is fantastic. RIP Sir Terry.

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I was worried I was setting my expectations of this book too high. Nope not at all. I laughed, cried, & felt a little less alone in my awkward anxiety-ridden mind. I read this in Felicia's voice, but I might get the audiobook because I am a fangirl 🤓

Sue The audiobook is totally worth it :) 4y
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The Hero's Walk | Anita Rau Badami
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A bittersweet look into life, death, love, regrets, survival, & family. I ❤️ this book & it should have won 🍁Canada reads. It is not a light read, but the characters are flawed & very realistic that you can't help yourself from being sucked in to this book.

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“Welcome!‘ he said. ‘Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”

TheNextBook These illustrated editions are so beautiful! 4y
bookishchelle @TheNextBook Absolutely! I pre-ordered Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets without any hesitation that I had about purchasing first illustrated edition because they are so enchanting. 4y
TheNextBook I read this one with my son and I can't wait to get Chamber of Secrets! I've been reading these books since 1998 and being able to share this with him in a new way is so amazing! 4y
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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“Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” - Neil Gaiman, Coraline

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