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brandymuses

Joined June 2016

Reader, Daydreamer, Lover of Magic, Politics, and Love (If all this is in one book, I'm sold!)
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Genesis Begins Again | Alicia D. Williams
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1. Genesis Begins Again
2. The Bridge Home
3. War and Peace (BBC Series)
#weekendreads

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1. The Tattooist of Auschwitz
2.Tagged
3. Butterfly Milkweed

#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 🌱🌿 7mo
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The Weekend: A Novel | Peter Cameron
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1. 😂😉🙄
2. Nope!
3. Going to graduation for my students.
4. Oldest
5. 👍👍👍
#friyayintro

Julsmarshall 😄😘❤️ 7mo
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This is EXCELLENT. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve been so utterly captivated by a MG fantasy.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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1. Begone the Raggedy Witches; Beauty Like the Night
2. The Unhoneymooners
3. Lilac
#weekendreads

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My Anticipated May Releases along with the TBR Shelf

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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April Wrap-Up: These four are my favorite April Reads
#springintoreading

9 New Books
1 Reread

3 MG
2 YA
5 Adult

5 Realistic Fiction
5 Fantasy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊🎉 7mo
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My next non-fiction read. Wonder what #lessons we can lean from this 100 years later?
#springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 8mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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SO GOOD. Part Rumplestiltskin, part Beauty and the Beast, it is really the story of three incredible women whose fathers all failed them different ways. They learned to cope, took what life gave them, and made places for their brilliant selves to thrive. I love it so much.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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1. Spinning Silver
2. Merci Suárez Changes Gears
3. Green (any and all shades)
#weekendreads

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Echo North | Joanna Ruth Meyer
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Mehso-so

I think Meyer has great potential, but I had a lot of issues with how she chose to approach this tale. Relationship dynamics in reworkings of East of the Sun, West of the Moon/Beauty and the Beast/Tam Lin can be tricky. I wasn‘t satisfied that the hero was worth the sacrifice here.

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Self-Care Sunday
This actually a weekly Sunday evening ritual. A little time of absolute silence and rest before the chaos of the week begins again.

#springintoreading

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lovely ❤️ 8mo
vkois88 Jealous!!! 8mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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Childhood Favorite
#springintoreading

vkois88 So well loved ❤❤❤ 8mo
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Dragonfell | Sarah Prineas
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This was a bit predictable, but still so so good. I love both Rafi and Maud as characters and their journey was fun to go along on even when I knew where it was going.

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April TBR: I did not make much of a dent in this. Still no library books and somehow there are more books not less. Funny how that happens.

ScientistSam But what a pretty pile! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💗📚 8mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Excellent story about a girl struggling with faith, independence, and sexual desire in an extremely conservative and totalitarian household.

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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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March Favorites
Stats
New: 7
Reread: 4
MG: 2
YA: 3
Adult: 6
Realistic: 9
Fantasy: 1
Non-Fiction: 1

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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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1. For Me: The Poet X, A Thousand Sisters, A Wish
Upon Jasmine
For Teaching: The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Turn
of the Screw
2. The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu
3. The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
#weekendreads

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1. Nay-I‘m intrigued by the concept but often side-eye the book choices.
2. I tripped on the stairs and fell sideways into some guy‘s lap during Freshman orientation for my scholarship group.
3. Tagged
4. Eastern VA to visit my parents.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs #2- that‘s original!!! 😂😂😂 9mo
rather_be_reading if u ever want to try botm i can send u a referral link and we will both get a FREE book!! 9mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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So. Good. I think I love it even more than The Hate U Give.

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1. 🇺🇸 Currently TN (I‘m not from a specific state as I‘ve lived in 8, but the current is the place I‘ve been the longest. I also wasn‘t born in a state, but was an American citizen born abroad.)
2. Chicago
3. Mississippi
4. BBQ
5. 💗🌏🌍🌎
#frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 I love BBQ 😍 9mo
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The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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1. It has my whole heart.
2. Every Day
3. 59 F
4. I don‘t think I have any truly weird ones. I love both black and green olives on my pizza, and that grosses a lot of people out.
5. 🖐
#friyayintro

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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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READ. THIS. I‘m about to attempt a thoughtful review for the blog, but my emotions are compromised. For every girl who‘s ever felt lost, isolated, terrified of failure, or misunderstood, this book was written for you.

monalyisha Noted & added! 💖 9mo
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Jinx | Sage Blackwood
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Day 9: Green Books

#literaryluck

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The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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Happy International Women‘s Day to my favorite women authors who created the fierce, savvy, capable girls/women in books I looked up to and identify with.

#literaryluck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻 9mo
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The Lost Girl | Anne Ursu
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My TBR Shelf: I‘m making March a read-the-books-I-bought month. I managed to get my library books read and my outstanding holds down to two!

#literaryluck

vkois88 Nice! That's impressive 9mo
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This was so cute and fluffy, yet all the characters had depth and nuance too. I love it when those two things come together so well.

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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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March Photo Challenge
#literaryluck

Thanks for the work @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you 💚💚💚 9mo
vkois88 Thank you for sharing! ❤ 9mo
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February Favorites

Total Read: 12

#literarylove

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Busman's Honeymoon | Dorothy L. Sayers
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Day 27: True Love

#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
vkois88 😍😍😍 10mo
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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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1. American Panda
2. All of Them
3. Silas Marner
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 10mo
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Private Politics | Emma Barry
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Day 23: Smitten Love

One of the reasons I love this book is because the hero is smitten with the heroine at first sight, but he also really SEES her for who she is.
#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds interesting!! ❤️ 10mo
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1. Books!
2. Ron (why I prefer the books)
3. Vernon Dursley
4. Order of the Phoenix
5. Other than the ones required of everyone? Arithmancy and Magical Creatures
#frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕⚡ 10mo
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The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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1. Dog-Luna
2. Seeing How to Train Your Dragon 😥
3. Knitting
4. Hawaii, Alaska, Pacific Northwest
5. What is your favorite fairytale to read retellings/reworking of along with the book you think did it best? Mine is “Beauty and the Beast” book tagged
#friyayintro

TheDaysGoBy Yes! Another HTTYD fan! I‘ll be seeing the movie too. Enjoy! 10mo
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Earth Bound | Emma Barry, Genevieve Turner
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Day 20: Heart of the Matter
#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 10mo
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The King of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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Day 19: Romantic Quote
#literarylove #otpestofotps

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 10mo
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Carolina Home | Virginia Kantra
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Day 15: Flowers
#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗🌼🌸🌹 10mo
vkois88 Awwww so sweet! 10mo
Angieville I love this book. 10mo
brandymuses @Angieville Me too! And I really want a book about Josh. Like any day now would be good. 10mo
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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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1. Bet Me (But it always makes me hungry thanks to the decadent food descriptions.)
2. Going to Nashville.
3. So cute!
4. I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose. 🤷🏻‍♀️
5.🖐

#friyayintro

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Disney's Fantasyland | Walt Disney Company
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1. Disney Animated=Tangled
2. Belle
3. Gaston
4. Mushu
5. Not actually about a story, but my grandfather owned the cable company that did the original underground cable work for Disney World when it was first being built. And he went to his grave hating Roy Disney with the burning fury of a thousand suns.

#frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🌙 it's so nicr to hear stories about grandparents, although I'm sorry he had to work that hard 😅 10mo
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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Day 14: Be My Valentine
Our Valentine‘s tradition is going to the bookstore and getting a new book...or two. These were my choices this year.
#literarylove

vkois88 Love & Luck was cute! Enjoy ❤ 10mo
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The Chocolate Kiss | Laura Florand
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Day 13: Candy Lover
This is my annual Valentine‘s read.
#literarylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🍫❤️🍫❤️ 10mo
Angieville 💕 10mo
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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Day 11: Promise
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vkois88 Love Howl!!! 10mo
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The Perilous Gard | Elizabeth Marie Pope, Richard Cuffari
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Day 10: Sentimental Sunday
This quote makes me feel all the things.
#literarylove

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Persuasione | Jane Austen
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Day 9: love notes

#literarylove

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 10mo
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Fire and Hemlock | Diana Wynne Jones
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Day 8: Forget-me-not
I couldn‘t resist. 😏
#literarylove

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Gaudy Night | Dorothy L. Sayers
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💗”Placetne, magistra?” “Placet.” 😭😍
2/14 Valentine‘s = new book+treat day in our house
💏 Tazwell (That is for reals his name. My in-laws were weird.)
😊 I can handle sad if it‘s well written, but I don‘t go looking for them.
📚Peter from tagged book, Gen from Queen‘s Thief, Parsons from Earth Bound...I have a Type™️.

#frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🌙 and yes, such peculiar and interesting in-laws 🤣 10mo
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Kat, Incorrigible | Stephanie Burgis
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2. Our V-Day tradition is to go to a bookstore as a family. Everyone gets a book and a treat.
3. Orange-unfortunate that I live in Knoxville-home of the TN Volunteers
4. They had no boy names picked out. I guess they lucked out.
5. ❤️
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Klou I love your tradition! ❤ 10mo
brandymuses @Klou Thanks! It‘s become one of our favorite days because of this tradition. My kids start planning for it and anticipating it as soon as the end of January hits. It‘s kind of funny because the reality is we buy them books all the time. 10mo
Klou @brandymuses that's so great! What a lovely thing to do. 😂 Aaaw, well you can never have enough books! ❤ 10mo
CouronneDhiver Poor orange... we‘ll forgive you. 😉🧡😂 10mo
Megabooks My dad calls UT orange ugly orange because he went to Vanderbilt. My DVM is from UT, but I don‘t like it either! 10mo
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I have the cover reveal for the third book in this delightful MG series about chocolate, dragons, and princesses at my blog today.
Go to http://randommusingsofabibliophile.blogspot.com to see the full cover!

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vkois88 Cute and clever! 10mo
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Crimson Bound | Rosamund Hodge
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Day 3: Red Reads
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Tamra Such pretty blooms! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! ❤️ 10mo
vkois88 I adore the cover for Cruel Beauty 10mo
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