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dimedgirl

Joined August 2021

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.“ -- Oscar Wilde
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The Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Finally have the courage to start posting again. Winter is my favorite time of year ☃️

1) The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Cute children‘s picture book.
2) Yes!! It‘s beautiful to see freshly laid snow in the morning.
3) Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin. A retelling I‘ve been dying to get my hands on. Looks stunning too.

#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Oh I love retellings! I‘ll have to look up your 3! Thank you for posting! 1mo
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2am Thoughts | Makenzie Campbell
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This poetry collection was creative in how it is formatted by the hours in a day and how each poem reflects the changing mood and thoughts. The evolution of perceptions of love was applicable to my own experience and it allowed me to see my own life in perspective that I really needed.

**Also I‘ve read many comic books from my ComiXology subscription that I haven‘t tracked but will post soon!

5/5🌟

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Just got my Libby account up and running so I‘m currently trying out this book! Though I just started this book, our main character seems to be a bit bratty for my tastes…not sure if I‘ll finish but I do like the concept a lot 🖤 Hoping to see either more action or see character growth!

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl This one is heavier on the action than the character growth, but there's definitely some of that too! 4mo
dimedgirl @ShyBookOwl thanks for the heads up!! I‘m excited for the action scenes, most of my books have been too tame lately 😂 4mo
ShyBookOwl @dimedgirl haha well I hope it's what you're looking for 4mo
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Keywords for Children's Literature | Philip Nel, Lissa Paul
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Thanks @WJCintron for tagging me in this! @Eggs

📘This was the book for my last summer class and I wanted to read more essays about the topic.
🍓Strawberries and Dragonfruit are amazing!
🎄The Village Inn of Secret Dreams by Alison Sherlock, the 1st book was so cute and atmospheric.
🦴My dogs for giving me time to be playful.

I‘ve been reading lots, but I‘ve been feeling more down lately so I haven‘t been active anywhere 🥲 Sorry for being MIA!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon ❤️ 4mo
Eggs Feel better soon 🥰☀️🧡 4mo
dimedgirl @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs Thank you both very much!! A lot has been going on in my family but I think everything is getting back on track ☺️💛 4mo
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Coffee & Insulin | Jessica Pitman
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Mehso-so

A collection about the experience of having diabetes and the struggles the illness entails. I felt connected seeing the raw feelings as I know how bad diabetes can affect someone.. but objectively it wasn‘t memorable not did it have particularly beautiful prose. I actually read this yesterday while in the salon, and I can barely remember what happened 😅 but it‘s nice to see a new perspective I have yet to see in poetry.

3.5/5🌟

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2am Thoughts | Makenzie Campbell
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I‘ve been reading this poetry collection while running errands today. It hits a little close to home but it‘s good so far ☺️ Also this quote feature on the Kindle app is so useful!!

#FirstLineFriday
@ShyBookOwl

Yuki_Onna Omg, this is so accurate... 😳 4mo
dimedgirl @Yuki_Onna haha right?? It‘s a bit scary how bad I relate to this line 😅 4mo
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Super late but thank you @WJCintron for tagging me! 💛

1) A lot! I finished my first 5K run in august so that certainly made me proud 💪🏼
2) Whenever school starts I count that as Autumn 😂 My little brother started on the first this month, so I hVe already mentally shifted to Autumn 🍂
3) Ohh man so many. I really want to tackle My Neighbor Totoro because I‘ve yet to have seen the movie OR read the book 💛

@MoonWitch94

WJCintron Congratulations on the 5k!!!
Me neither. I would love to read it! (MNTotoro). Great choice! I have the trilogy of Howl's moving castle. I need to read it!!
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dimedgirl @WJCintron I have been dying to get my hands on Howl‘s Moving Castle for ages!! I‘d really like to read all the Studio Ghibli movies in book form because I adore the films so much 🥰 Howl is one of my favorites too ☺️ 5mo
MoonWitch94 That 5K is definitely something to be proud of! Congratulations! Thanks for playing 🌻📖🍁 5mo
WJCintron @dimedgirl Right? LOVE it! You can find the books in Book Outlet!! 😃 👍 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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This is my TBR for the Novice Path hosted by G from the Book Roast on Youtube. So excited to join (and I technically only have to read 2 of them to pass)! Can totally change depending on my mood, but I hope to knock a couple of these out ☺️

WJCintron Is Anxious People good? Have you read it already? I started reading AMCO, but didn't like it. I have a couple of other books written by him, but I'm afraid to read them. I don't want to be disappointed. Keep me posted! 😃 5mo
dimedgirl @WJCintron I haven‘t read it yet but I look forward to it! Backman‘s style is certainly not be for everyone and I‘ve heard the cast in Anxious People is pretty unlikable 😂 You may want to try a short novella of his, and if you don‘t like that, his other books may not be the one for you 😅 Thanks for letting me know though!! 💛 5mo
WJCintron @dimedgirl Thanks for getting back to me. I really want to read Beartown, because I LOVE to read a book and then watch the movie or series. I've read comments about the series being good, so I want to give it a go. Let's keep each other posted. 😃 👍 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I‘m a bit late in posting but here‘s my wrap up for the #20in4 readathon!

Here are the books I started, but didn‘t finish in time:
- Mr. Penumbra‘s 24-Hour Bookstore
- Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

And a DNF:
- Guardian, by A.J. Messenger

A really fun readathon that definitely helped get me concentrate my free time on books! Thank you so much to @Andrew65 for hosting it!

Andrew65 Fantastic, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🍾🥂😍 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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I‘ve gotten so many books this past week, I think it‘s about time for a book unhaul 😅 I love most of my books I own, but I do need to cut down a bit to open some room for the new ones I want to read. I have a few “college handbooks” that I want to give away too, but I may as well keep them for my senior year- just in case 😂

scottsunderg66 Hello nice meeting you here 5mo
scottsunderg66 Where are you from.? 5mo
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Two Weeks Notice | Whitney G.
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No thanks. Really boring romance between Tara and Preston. Preston is an rude, rich boss while Tara is his executive assistant who is trying to quit her job. He only allows it after she does a last favor for him and they end up falling in love. I‘m okay with cliche stories, but I didn‘t like either of the characters. Both terrible for each other, couldn‘t connect.

2.5/5🌟

#20in4 #readathon

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Little Dove | Layla Frost
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This was a pretty good dark romance about a rich and older man named Maximo who takes a younger woman named Juliet under his protection after he kills her father. It‘s has a trope/kink that is something I typically stray away from, but it wasn‘t as heavy, which I preferred. Messed up relationship, but the ride was fun if you know what you‘re going in for.

4/5🌟

#20in4 #readathon

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A short collection of stories about Maud who lets her old age hide the fact she deals with inconveniences in a…peculiar way. It‘s a fun tale and the idea of her committing these crimes is a twist I haven‘t seen much of. There were funny moments, but it also gave a glimpse of many problems that almost makes you root for Maud.

4/5🌟

#20in4 #readathon

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Untitled | Anonymous
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My first time joining #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin hosted by @TheAromaofBooks ! This is my one month off from school so I wanted to shorten my TBR as much as I can ☺️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! I'll tag you with the winning numbers on Thursday!! 😊 5mo
dimedgirl @TheAromaofBooks thank you so much, I look forward to it! ☺️ 5mo
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An absolutely beautiful read. Hits on growing up in a sad but sweet way. I may have almost teared up at the end, it was great. I loved the sly comments Eeyore made in this book (my favorite!) and the loveable moments of Pooh. Made me reflect on my own childhood and the innocence of that time. Great comfort read for any age.

5/5🌟

#20in4 #readathon

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The House at Pooh Corner | Ernest Howard Shepard, Alan Alexander Milne
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Listening to this one on audio because they do voices of the characters! (Though Tigger‘s voice in the 2nd book is starting to get on my nerves so maybe will go back to reading). Such a cute read so far though 🍯 Wrote a thesis on the first one so I want to finish off the series. ✨

#FirstLineFridays #20in4 @ShyBookOwl

tpixie Welcome @dimedgirl !! This is a friendly bunch. You can follow anyone, but maybe at least follow people who like the same books as you. Thanks for the tag @hannah-leeloo 5mo
dimedgirl @hannah-leeloo oh wow thank you so much!! I really appreciate all the likes and I‘ll be sure to check everyone‘s pages out! Thanks again! 💛💛💛 5mo
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hannah-leeloo You're very welcome sweet. Happy reading and weekend 😊 5mo
dimedgirl @tpixie thank you for the warm welcome! 💛💛 I‘m still trying to figure out how to use Litsy, but I appreciate the advice! I‘ve been trying to learn about a ton of different genres to try out since it‘s been a few years of proper reading 😅 5mo
hannah-leeloo YA, fantasy and fairy tales are my favourite genres and when in a slump I read children's books to cheer me up 😊 5mo
dimedgirl @hannah-leeloo I used to adore those genres too! I‘m slowly getting back into them. This year has been a lot of contemporaries and romances and a new spring to childrens/YA because of a summer class on the topic. I really want to hit the children‘s classics I missed out on growing up ☺️ 5mo
hannah-leeloo That sounds like a great plan. You should. I'm doing the same. Currently I'm rereading the Harry Potter books then onto fairy tales again 🙃 5mo
LibrarianRyan Ello. I read a bit of everything but heavy on the MG and YA. Eapically GNs. 5mo
wordslinger42 How awesome that you wrote your thesis on this! I just read Winnie-the-Pooh for my first grad school class 😊 5mo
tpixie Check out @Chrissyreadit ‘s bio for some good #LitsyTips 5mo
dimedgirl @hannah-leeloo i love that!!! I actually never read harry potter, i was more a percy jackson kid 🤭 so it‘s something I definitely need to read haha 5mo
dimedgirl @LibrarianRyan hi there! Middle grades are a lot of fun too! I should pick some more up, after i get through a new haul of books I bought this week 😂 What‘s GNs? (Again, sorry I‘m a bit new lol) 5mo
dimedgirl @wordslinger42 oh wow grad school, congratulations!!! Hope it‘s going well for you! Hoping to do that after my last year in uni ☺️ and yes! It may be the cutest paper I‘ve ever written about haha 5mo
dimedgirl @tpixie I really appreciate that, thanks so much!! 💛 This is now the only social media I use so I really need a better understanding of it all haha. 5mo
BookishBelle Welcome to Litsy @dimedgirl ! Thanks for the tag @hannah-leeloo ! 5mo
dimedgirl @BookishBelle thanks so much! 💛 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Welcome to Litsy! 🤗 Everyone's friendly so ask questions if you see something you want to know more about. I read a little bit of everything, am participating in too many challenges & buddy reads, and have really increased my audiobook consumption this year. Thanks for the tag @hannah-leeloo 5mo
dimedgirl @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thank you so much!! I‘ve gotten more use out of my ereader since finding the bookish community, so I‘ll definitely try upping my audiobooks as well 😁 the community seems very sweet and fun, so I‘m happy to take part! 5mo
Buechersuechtling Welcome to this lovely community, @dimedgirl – and thanks @hannah-leeloo for still recommending me as someone worth following. 🤗 It‘s weird, I just can‘t say where all the time I used to have for reading during my days went to. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Either I‘m still not yet sorted after my father‘s passing or it‘s the new every day life with being/feeling responsible for my elderly mum that restructured what used to be my leisure time. 🤷🏽‍♀️ (edited) 5mo
hannah-leeloo Aww sweety you're important whether you're able to read or not. I'm so sorry for your loss @Buechersuechtling sending you a big hug 🫂 ❤ keep strong I'm always here for you if you need to talk 5mo
dimedgirl @Buechersuechtling thank you very much for the warm welcome! I‘m also sorry to hear about your loss. Please don‘t feel any pressure to read and take care of yourself and your family 💛 5mo
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Esio Trot | Roald Dahl
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Oh wow.

So I recently got a collection of Roald Dahl‘s works and wanted to start making my way through them. This one was certainly written with no PC in mind. Maybe the times, but it‘s a story of a man who gets his neighbor to fall in love with him by impressing her with changing the weight of her pet turtle. As an adult, too much thought and the book is distrubing, but may be okay for kids for a silly story.

2.5/5🌟

#20in4 #readathon

hannah-leeloo I have it same rating. I love Roald Dahl but this wasn't a favourite 🐢 5mo
dimedgirl @hannah-leeloo Exactly! I‘m hoping to reread one of my old favorites, “The Witches” instead ☺️ 5mo
hannah-leeloo I love the witches! My other favourites are BFG and Matilda which I've shared with my children and they love 😊 happy reading sweet 📖 ❤ 📚 5mo
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In a little while, the #20in4 Readathon starts for me! I hope to get an hour of reading each day (broken up in three 20 minute periods!). I just finished a class in Children/YA Lit. so I‘ve been obsessed with that genre lately, but there‘s other books I own I want to get to during this readathon. I‘m too much of a mood reader to have a TBR, but I‘m excited to join! Currently reading Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 ☺️

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 5mo
dimedgirl @Andrew65 thank you! Good luck to you as well ✨🍀 5mo
Andrew65 @dimedgirl Thanks 😊 5mo
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The Worry Web Site | Jacqueline Wilson
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An old children‘s book I never read, but it was a cute read! Follows a handful of kids and their worries ranging from having a crush to not wanting their stepmother. Cute read filled with British humor that may not be everyone‘s cup of tea. A bit of a product of it‘s time, but I liked it.

Just trying to get through my physical TBR, and trust me I‘ve got a long way to go haha. Promise it‘s not all comics and children lit. 😂

4/5🌟

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American Born Chinese | Gene Luen Yang
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I absolutely adored this graphic novel that features 3 different storylines that all talk about the Asian American experience. As an Asian myself I saw a lot of realistic feelings and pain in our character Jin Wang. Though there are many cruel slurs and racism in this book, it‘s to show a point of how life can be like and I thought it was done really well. The ending could have done more to tie in themes but overall was a great read.

5/5🌟

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Bailedbailed

I‘m sorry, I couldn‘t like either of the characters! Hate to love is such a fun trope, but Lucy and Joshua weren‘t it for me. Both were too childish and I felt weird reading the flirting: felt too forced. The moments are cute, but if I think about it for too long, it‘s uncomfortable to act like that. Plus whatever tension that was supposed to build up was lost on me in the 6th chapter. I only got through the first 80 pages till I gave up.

1/5🌟

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Haven‘t been able to read much from finals from school, but I have to read this last book for school ✨


#FirstLineFriday

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Help Us, Great Warrior! #1 | Madeleine Flores
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Panpan

I really wanted to like this one because it‘s so cute! Sadly, it‘s just too childish and boring to me. Maybe would have been okay with the storyline as a kid, but this isn‘t a series I need to continue. Besides the art style, story isn‘t memorable. (The sword with the bunny pommel is so cute though) 🐰

2/5🌟

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Untitled | Unknown
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Finished the Reverse Readathon a few hours ago, but forgot to post my bingo board!! I‘m so happy the books I read were able to count for so many prompts. Next time, I think I‘ll better organize my day so I can get max amount of reading done. Until then, this first round was a blast!

#readathon #reversereadathon

DrexEdit Welcome to Litsy! 😊👋 5mo
dimedgirl @DrexEdit thanks so much!!! ❤️ 5mo
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Lola | J Torres
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This was a cute children‘s ghost story that ties in Filipino myths! It handled the topic of grief well and I appreciated the art style that accompanied the novel. I will say it probably won‘t leave a lasting impression on me, but to anyone who wants a little taste of Filipino folklore, this could be a way to get started.

3.5/5🌟

#readathon #reversereadathon

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12th Hour of Reverse Readathon 💖

I fell asleep a little longer than I meant to but here‘s a quick look at some of the books I‘m trying to get to this month!

#reversereadathon #deweys24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon #readathon #tbr

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Seedfolks | Paul Fleischman
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A wonderful tale that takes the perspective of multiple different kinds of people living in Cleveland, Ohio, coming together to create a community garden. I read this in 6th grade and still treasure seeing all these characters work together. I especially enjoyed looking at the mode meshing used to represent each voice from different races. I‘m glad I got to reread it again for this readathon!

5/5🌟
#reversereadathon #readathon #deweysreadathon

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8 Hours in the Reverse Readathon 💖

Sadly the last four hours I was doing my last minute homework till midnight and took a break. My homework was to read 10 short stories written by my classmates so maybe it counts in the bingo board? 😂 But now that I have some cookies and milk, I‘m ready to finally tackle my books!

#reversereadathon #deweys24hourreadathon #readathonhourlyphoto #readathon #deweysreadathon

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4th Hour of the Reverse Readathon! 💖

After I finished reading The Tea Dragon Society by K. O‘Neill, I was happily surprised to have FOUND there‘s a companion and sequel!! Definitely last minute additions to my TBR for tonight. Will start full on reading after the last of my homework is complete! 💕

#readathon #readathonhourlyphoto #deweys24hourreadathon #deweysreadathon #24hourreadathon

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Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac | Dorothea Lasky, Alex Dimitrov
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For Dewey‘s Reverse Readathon, one of the bingo squares is to “Read a Poem,” so I read the poem for Taurus (which is my zodiac sign!). ♉️ I‘m still really new to poetry, so it took me a few rereads to get a gist of what it was about. What I do love is how atmospheric poems can be 💞 I don‘t think I‘ll have time to read the book today, but may try later on!

#readathon #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon

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Here‘s my TBR for my first ever readathon!! Might be a bit ambitious considering how much homework I need to get done today, but I‘m happy to take part 💛

#readathon #readathonhourlyphoto #deweysreadathon #reversereadathon #tbr #24hourreadathon

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A simplistic, but powerful collection of poems. I‘m only just getting into poetry, so for a beginner like me, this collection was perfect. I think it helped that there are sections in this book that are resonating at this point in my life. Even though her words are accessible, doesn‘t make her work any less poetic.

4/5⭐️

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Holy Cow: A Novel | David Duchovny
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A quick read that felt a bit like a fever dream. The story idea was fun and entertaining, but execution was a bit cringy. Layered with pop culture references and I didn‘t catch them all. But without reading a synopsis and just walking into it knowing it‘s a comedy, I had a few laughs.

3.5/5 ⭐️