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candyflossramparts

candyflossramparts

Joined January 2017

INFJ • Hufflepuff • Feminist • Historical Romance Reader • Bit of a Nerd
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this, but it left me meh. The story kept referring to past events at the expense of a new plot. I also wish Marguerite Sauvage could've done all the artwork. 😍 My hubs is loving the current issues of Faith, so I'm not giving up on the character - I just feel like this wasn't the best introduction.

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Pickpick

I finally got a chance to read this and I really enjoyed it! The author works to understand her sexuality, and couches her journey in a study of Shakespeare. She actually "talks" with Shakespeare's characters to work through her feelings. Recommend!

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Midnighter and Apollo | Steve Orlando
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Midnighter & Apollp are my favorite couple in comics! Not sure if this 6 issue series is available in a trade yet, but I really enjoyed this story. It's like an episode of Supernatural crossed with a romance. 😍 #comics #romance

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Pickpick

I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as the first in the series, but I did enjoy it. A very headstrong heroine, chafing against her place in society. I'm really looking forward to the next book - I'm intrigued by Pippa.

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#somethingmagical for today's #riotgrams prompt. Haven't actually read this one yet (and may not - 460 pages of teeny tiny type). If you like old school romance, you might like my Instagram: http://instagram.com/page100romance

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My Fair Concubine | Jeannie Lin
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I've been out of the Litsy loop for a while (life got in the way of reading for a bit). But when I saw the #Chinagrove prompt it aligned perfectly with the book I just started! Only a few chapters in, but loving this so far. #rockinmay

Cinfhen Yay! Welcome back!!! 2y
candyflossramparts @Cinfhen Thank you! 😁 2y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Here's my #bookishwouldyourather:

1. Never read - I need variety.
2. Dog ears - I use them all the time anyway. (I know, I'm a MONSTER).
3. Dust jacket off. Always.
4. Only short stories.
5. Colorful! 🌈

Kalalalatja 👏👏 2y
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I know I am late to the Ice Planet party. I did not think this would be my cup of tea at all...but this book was just so damn delightful. I love that it didn't seem to take itself too seriously - while still being well written.
*TW for sexual assault in the first chapter.

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Virginal Scottish hero with tentacles and marine biologist heroine...why not? 🦑 A perfect, silly way to kick off the weekend!

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Finally got a chance to read this. If you're worried that this book can't live up to the hype - don't be. It's SO. GOOD. I never thought I'd enjoy a Civil War era romance, but Alyssa Cole is that damn good.

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Cry Hard, Cry Fast | John D. MacDonald
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This is a strange book, with several #unlikablecharacters. #aprilbookshowers

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I actually dusted my bookshelves recently! So, here's my #Shelfie for #aprilbookshowers.

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
Shawna I love this! 2y
candyflossramparts Thanks, @Shawna - I'm glad I dusted! 😅 2y
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Since I don't read a ton of non-fiction, I don't have many books with #subtitles. This book has a subtitle and one of my favorite covers. #aprilbookshowers

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My #goodinthetitle selection for #aprilbookshowers...and a good reminder that I need to getting around to finishing up this series!

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We had to say goodbye to our elderbun today. Suge was 13 years old - this photo is from the year we adopted her - 2006. Already missing her like crazy. 🌈🐰💔

rubyslippersreads So sorry--she was beautiful. 🐰❤😥 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry 2y
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Mariposa_Bookworm I'm so sorry! I had a bunny named Christmas when I was in high school and loved him oodles. 💕 2y
candyflossramparts @Mariposa_Bookworm bunnies are very special, indeed. 💓 2y
AmandaL I'm sorry. 💕 2y
candyflossramparts @AmandaL Thank you 💓 2y
bates_barb I'm so sorry. 💔🐇 2y
JessClark78 I'm so sorry. 💔 2y
Weaponxgirl So sorry 2y
jfalkens I'm so sorry for your loss xxx 2y
candyflossramparts @jfalkens Thank you 💓 2y
kspenmoll So sorry! Such a pretty bunny. 2y
candyflossramparts @kspenmoll Thank you 💓 2y
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All Or Nothing | Rose Lerner
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This novella wasn't in the Litsy database (it was just released on 2/28). I love Rose Lerner's characters - even in the brief space of a novella they are wonderfully rounded. The hero "wins" the heroine in a game of chance - but Lerner subverts the trope beautifully. Bisexual hero + Jewish heroine acknowledging the real struggles they'll face as a couple. ❤ #romantsy #historicalromance

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Making History | Stephen Fry
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#bluecovers (well, spines) for #17rainbowbooks. I've only read about half of this stack.

DivineDiana I've only read 2y
candyflossramparts @DivineDiana That one of the books I haven't gotten to yet! 2y
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Emerald Fire | Julia Grice
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I actually don't own any books with a #greentitleorauthor - hopefully this is close enough! #17rainbowbooks 🌈💚

readinginthedark It kind of looks like the tree branches are wings! 2y
candyflossramparts @readinginthedark I didn't notice that! 😊 2y
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#FunFridayPhoto I'm standing at my desk, and this is the closest book. I'll be able to sharpen my skills when they beam me up! 👽

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#asunnybook I don't know what it says for my taste in reading that so many of my books aren't in the Litsy database. 😜 This is essentially Rosemary's Baby on the beach. #17rainbowbooks 🌈☀️

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Snapper | Roddy Doyle
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Here are my #oranges - thank goodness for Penguin books! #17rainbowbooks 🌈🍊

howjessreads Jasper Fforde! 😍 2y
candyflossramparts @Jess.how I need to finish up that series! 2y
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CatLadyBibliophile Captain Marvel! 😍 2y
candyflossramparts @CatLadyBibliophile that one is on my TBR list this month. Poor Carol keeps getting pushed out by other books! 2y
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Gormenghast Novels | Mervyn Peake
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I don't have that many #doorstoppers on my shelves. These two are my most doorstopping. Pictured with my muscle mug, since they require a bit of heavy lifting. 😉 #riotgrams

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I've been listening to this audiobook while stitching. I wish Lucy had recorded the audio herself, but it's still a really fun and interesting listen. If you saw the television series, the book has a ton of material that the shows didn't cover.

queerbookreader Love it!!!!!!! I just started cross stitching a few weeks ago to make snarky feminist shit I love it 2y
candyflossramparts @lemonlime799 Thanks! I'm working on my next pattern design now. ✊️ 2y
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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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#RainbowBookStack #Riotgrams I'm loving this prompt! 🌈

kspenmoll 🌈😍 2y
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Brienne of Tarth is definitely a #belovedcharacter. I've soured a bit on the series since the fourth book (and the show lost me in season 3), but those first three books were great & Brienne just stole my heart. #17booklove

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Two of my favorite coming of age stories with #boyinthetitle #feistyfeb

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Oglaf: Book One | Doug Bayne, Trudy Cooper
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#funnybooks #riotgrams This one is not for everyone - and definitely #NSFW - but very funny! (And I get to show off the fancy hand-illustrated bookplate).

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#makeabookface was much more difficult than I had anticipated! #riotgrams

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Listen to the Moon | Rose Lerner
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Finished this last night. A valet + maid-of-all-work + a marriage of convenience + pants feelings = ❤. If you're tired of dukes, earls, and viscounts, give this a try! I would definitely recommend reading this series in order to get background on all the supporting players, but you could read it as a stand alone.

leslieisreading I loved the first two in this series, I'm excited to get to this one! I really love that so many of her protagonists don't come from the upper class. 2y
candyflossramparts @leslieisreading This was the first romance I've read where BOTH sides of the couple are from the servant class. If you loved the first two, I'm sure you'll love this one as well! 2y
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Sweet Disorder | Rose Lerner
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Why did I wait so long to read anything by Rose Lerner?! I'm almost finished with the third book in her Lively St. Lemeston series. She writes about characters we normally don't get to see much in historical romance - including a fat heroine, Jewish hero, and a servant class couple. I cannot recommend this series enough! #17booklove #romanticlove #romantsy

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Tender Is the Storm | Johanna Lindsey
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My choice for #favoritecover is a little cheeky. 😜 All kidding aside, I love and collect covers painted by Robert McGinnis - and this is a fave. #riotgrams

SuperPunkNinja That cover is making me blush! 2y
candyflossramparts @McShelfington I know, right?! Pretty great. 😜 2y
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Carsick by John Waters was one of the books #boughtonvacation at Avid Books in Athens, GA a couple of years ago. I love hitting up local bookstores while traveling. 😍 #feistyfeb

Hobbinol 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
lynneamch Absolutely. I used to buy jewelry as a memento from places I visited. Now I buy books. 😆📚 2y
candyflossramparts @lynneamch I'd much rather buy books! 😉 📚 2y
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@lemonlime799 Here's our elder bun, Suge. Dreaming of snacks. 🍌🥕🍎 #petsoflitsy

Mariposa_Bookworm I LOVE BUNNIES! My first "serious" boyfriend bought me a dwarf bunny for Christmas when I was in high school. 2y
candyflossramparts @Mariposa_Bookworm I love bunnies, too! 🐰 2y
queerbookreader HOW FUZZY omg this is the first bunny I've seen on Litsy!! Thanks for the tag 💞 2y
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candyflossramparts @lemonlime799 You're welcome! 😊 2y
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The closest thing I could find to #fanfic on my shelf!#feistyfeb

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I don't have a ton of YA in my collection...I'm not sure why, but I find that I'm resistant to reading it. (Great, one more thing to unpack 😉). Anyway, like most humans, I love the Harry Potter books, and since mine are in digital format, you'll have to settle for this unfinished Snape from my HP coloring book. #YAlove #17booklove

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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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Confession time: I have a bad habit of dog-earing pages instead of using bookmarks. (Only on my own books, though! I'm not a complete monster.) I scanned my shelves for a #bookmark and found this - a small piece of stationary used to mark my spot. #riotgrams

readinginthedark 😱😱😱As long as the books aren't mine! 😉 2y
candyflossramparts @readinginthedark I would never! 😳🤓😇 2y
Luv2readbookz I really enjoyed this book. Loved some of the crude humor. 😜 2y
candyflossramparts @Luv2readbookz I still need to finish this one! It's been so long since I started it, I probably just need to start over. 😜 2y
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True Pretenses | Rose Lerner
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I'm still on a romance reading streak. This book had a much more melancholy tone than the first in the series (Sweet Disorder), but it was just as lovely. I'm loving the political backdrop, and the way Lerner uses politics to tell truths about people. I am seriously in love with this series. 😍 #romantsy #historicalromance

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The Snapper | Roddy Doyle
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Finding #pinkcovers on my shelves was tough - as it is, I had to include a coloring book and a craft book. #riotgrams

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Sweet Disorder | Rose Lerner
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Ack! This was super cute - and its on sale for Kindle right now. I knew this book was for me when I read this in the description: "Warning: Contains elections, confections, and a number of erections." It delivered on all three! ? #romantsy #historicalromance

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Lawrence Browne Affair | Cat Sebastian
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I was prepared for a sophomore slump after The Soldier's Scoundrel, but I really loved this book! The riff on Beauty & The Beast worked for me, and I adored the witty banter. Can't wait for book 3! #romantsy #historicalromance

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Some retro gothic #AnimalLove! I couldn't find this one in the Litsy database. This book was fairly predictable, but it was really well written and suspenseful...and that cover! 😍#17booklove

howjessreads I love vintage covers so much!! 2y
candyflossramparts @jess.how Yay! Glad it's not just me. 😉 2y
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The Hawk and the Dove | Virginia Henley
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Old school romance is the place to find #flowersoncovers. This is from my TBR pile. I love these old school covers - so many modern covers leave the heroine off the cover completely in favor of gratuitous ab shots. #feistyfeb

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X-Statix Omnibus | Peter Milligan, Nick Derington
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I thought I would share the first #comics that I gravitated to as an adult reader. Stormwatch/The Authority and X-Statix were both fairly diverse teams that subverted the traditional superhero themes. #riotgrams

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This is an anthology, and I liked some stories more than others. Alyssa Cole's 'Let Us Dream' was glorious. She managed to weave women's suffrage, immigration, and the rights of sex workers seamlessly into an amazing romance. Reader, I swooned.

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Finished this last night - I guess I'm on a romance kick. This book was so, so great! The "wallflower" heroine writes erotic fiction under a pen name, and the hero is a vicar. If you love a good beta hero - this is the book for you! #historicalromance #romantsy

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To Lure a Proper Lady | Ashlyn Macnamara
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This is a new author for me - and I love this book! A Duke's daughter (who is trying to write a novel with laughable results) and a Bow Street Runner with a secret try to solve a mystery at a house party...and shenanigans and pants feelings ensue. #recommend #historicalromance #romantsy

EloisaJames Love that sentence--hysterical! 2y
candyflossramparts @readinginthedark @EloisaJames 😂 I know, right!? This was a fun read. 2y
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Trainspotting | Irvine Welsh
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#funfridayphoto I equally love the book and the movie version of Trainspotting. I fell off reading Welsh after Marabou Stork Nightmares, but I'm so excited for the T2 movie!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I love these fellas. Was crushed (but not surprised) that T2 is not playing anywhere near me. 2y
candyflossramparts @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Ugh! It will likely play in my area, but only in a few theaters. 2y
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