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dizzymissruby

dizzymissruby

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Started watching the BBC show and I loved it so much that I decided to read the book! It's set in Cornwall, UK and the scenery is breathtaking in the show. From what I've read so far, they've really followed the book very accurately which makes me so happy. The story starts off with Ross Poldark coming back from fighting in the American Revolutionary War. I can't wait to finally visit Cornwall this fall, it's been on my bucket list for ages! 🌊🌞

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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Started this Jan 9th, 2015 and I've finally finished it. 🙈 #shakespeare #24in48

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The Hamilton Affair | Elizabeth Cobbs
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I'll be at Universal next weekend so #24in48 starts now for me! 🤓📚

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The Jungle Book | Kipling
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Day 9: #lgbtqpride Part 2 (I found this while looking for some books for tomorrow's prompt!)

#riotgrams @bookriot

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Inheritance | Christopher Paolini
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Day 9: #lgbtqpride (I've only ever owned 2 or 3 LGBT books and I gave all away during our Accio Books campaign... I definitely need to get more)

#riotgrams @bookriot

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPr
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Day 7: Well-loved reads. #riotgrams @bookriot

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Day 6: Number Titles, Part 2... because I just realized I actually have one! #riotgrams @bookriot

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Day 6 of #riotgrams: Number titles...

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Day 5 of #riotgrams: Something magical! 🏰✨

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Day 4 of #riotgrams: Journals

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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Currently reading in bed. Day 3 of #riotgrams: How I read. @bookriot

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The Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
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Day 2 of #riotgrams: #yellowcovers Part 2 (new books I bought at a second hand bookstore in St. Augustine last weekend)

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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
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Day 2 of #riotgrams: #yellowcovers Part 1

allisoncc I debated the hamiltome and both Potters as yellow, lol 3y
dizzymissruby @allisoncc They totally are! 3y
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I've never done one of these photo challenges before because I know I'm too lazy and will never keep up with it, but I have our new mini book club to keep me accountable, so here is (a day late) the first prompt for #riotgrams 2017 bookstagram challenge: #shelfie

Born.A.Reader This is beautiful.😍😍 3y
dizzymissruby @Born.A.Reader Thank you 🙂 3y
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Halfway through the first book for our mini friendship book club... I do like it so far, but I just reached a highly disturbing scene so I'm going to continue it tomorrow night. 😴

allisoncc Lol what point? 3y
dizzymissruby @allisoncc The dad attempting to drown him. It just kind of came so suddenly. 3y
allisoncc I knew it had to be that or the worm! 3y
dizzymissruby @allisoncc The worm actually didn't disturb me at all! But I'm also not really affected by gory things. 3y
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Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Read this BEFORE the movie came out, for our November book club, in order to familiarize ourselves with the canon beasts. I need to get the new one and read it. #fantasticbeasts #queenie #newtscamander #queeniegoldstein #wizardingworld

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Read this a few months ago to see if I could catch anything I didn't while watching the movie. #fantasticbeasts #niffler #newtscamander #wizardingworld

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Finally finished with our book club book. I feel like my expectations were far too high based on the rave reviews from everyone who'd read it, so I think that's why I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have otherwise. I would love to see this book be made into a movie or miniseries though, it would be incredibly aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. #nightcircus #magic #erinmorgenstern #travel

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Inferno: A Novel | Dan Brown
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This was by far my favourite Robert Langdon book! The unexpected twists at every turn up until the very last few pages left me at the edge of my seat and a good number of my favourite science literary sub-genres were talked about - virus vectors, eugenics, exponential human population growth, human ethics controversy in relation to the greater good and the Black Plague. This book also brought back memories of my Italian history class. Loved it!

allisoncc Ugh I keep meaning to read this but the page number is intimidating 3y
dizzymissruby @allisoncc oh, it will go by so fast. Took me less than a week to read it because I couldn't put it down. 3y
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Finished this book last week but forgot to post about it! I enjoyed it despite the campiness of it, it's a pretty good kids book. The cool thing about it was that it was set in St. Petersburg, FL, so many of the landmarks they talked about was very familiar.

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The Best Man | Richard Peck
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This book was so good! It's a kid's book but was written really well, not very campy like they can be. And they mentioned Hogwarts and Harry Potter! Also, pretty significant LGBT representation in a very open way, with a wedding. A great book to show kids how to be open minded and about being the best man in more ways than one.

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The Only Road | Alexandra Diaz
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Really great read so far, about a twelve year old boy and his seventeen year old cousin escaping Guatemala through Mexico to come to the United States, with all their dangerous routes and challenges along the way and friends that they make. Maybe Trump supporters can read this to see just how much they struggle to make life better for themselves, but then again, they're obviously not the type to read much, I'm sure.

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Finally, a book with diversity! The main victim in this murder mystery was bi, and there are also other bisexuals, transgender and gay characters within. It's also heavily focused on BDSM and the people who enjoy it and why they find it appealing. It seems to aim to quell a lot of misunderstandings. I'm about a third of the way through, but it's been a very interesting read so far.

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I just finished this book. I figured since it's now October, I might as well start off the month with something spooky. I didn't really like this one though, but maybe it's because it's more of a kid's book. I found it very campy, and it read like a Disney movie, if you get what I mean. Still, I'm sure it'd be enjoyable for kids! I also found it weird that the ghost is of a girl who was miscarried... How would she grow older as a ghost?

charminggoats That's just weird. So at one point there was a ghost fetus? 3y
dizzymissruby @charminggoats I guess so? The story started off with her at 13 year old! 3y
dizzymissruby @charminggoats it's a lack of continuity too as there is a ghost of a centuries-old Colonel who is the same age as when he died sooo... #ghostsdontage 3y
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Echo | Pam Munoz Ryan
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Started the next book on my list of ALA convention freebies. So far, it's about a boy living in Nazi-growing Germany whose father has been taken away. It also started off with a Hansel and Gretel type fairytale so I'm interested to see how they two connect.

allisoncc Ooo, I hope it's good. Sounds interesting! 3y
dizzymissruby I have about 2/5 of the book left to go but it has a whole other story now that I'm waiting to see how they all connect. You can borrow it once I'm done! 3y
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On to my 3rd free book from the ALA convention! This one is a little weird, it reads like several poems but tells a story... let's see if I like it

charminggoats I've had fairly good experiences with all of my ALA books. There was one that was kind of a misogynistic nightmare but the rest have been really good. 3y
dizzymissruby @charminggoats same here! I'm on my 4th one now, and they've all been great so far. No diversity or lgbtq+ representation in any so far though. We should trade sometime! Which one was misogynistic? 3y
charminggoats Yeah, I don't think I managed to snag any LGBTQIA+ books, despite actively seeking them out. They had a lot of displays for it and kept talking about it because of Pulse, but no one was giving out books on it, which makes me think that if Pulse had not happened, they wouldn't have had as many things as they did. Otherwise I've had a bit of diversity. It's been a mixed bag so far. 3y
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charminggoats I passed most to Bryanna so far since she helped set up the ALA booth but had to miss snagging books. I wanted to make sure she got some freebies too (picked up a a couple specifically for her daughter too.) But I'd be happy to trade on any future ones! 3y
charminggoats I wish we had actual physical space - I'd love to create our own lending library. 3y
dizzymissruby @charminggoats That's true about Pulse, I did see those booths too but no freebies from them. 😕 Sure, that sounds great! I agree, it'd be great to exchange amongst all of us since I'm sure we have a whole mini library's worth between us. 😂 Anyone's free to borrow them, they're all going to Accio Books anyways, other than 1 or 2 I really liked so far. 3y
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Starting my 2nd free (and also set in Paris) book from the ALA convention! I hope it's as great as the one I just read!

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Letters from Paris | Juliet Blackwell
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It's been a long and tiring day so I'm ending it with some reading in bed. Starting on my first free book that I collected at the ALA convention, hope it's a good one!

dizzymissruby @Mrp1220 you can borrow mine if you'd like! 3y
Mrp1220 Yes please!! I read quick and always return it! 😇 3y
dizzymissruby @Mrp1220 okay! I'll bring it to the library meet up 😊 3y
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I started off reading this book while actually being on a train! In London! Where the story is set (kind of)! Talk about a multi-coincidence. I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this book, it's been a while since I've read a good murder mystery.

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I finally got to see the play two weeks ago! I read the script shortly after and, well, I wasn't a huge fan to be honest. But the play was amazing and Scorpius is my new favourite character.

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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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I'm done with my goal for the #RemembrallReadathon (to read only the first five books) so I'm starting this new book that was recommended by Book Riot as the one to read if you're traveling to the United Kingdom - A suicidal WWII veteran gets a second lease on life when he marries a beautiful but toothless Jamaican woman half his age, while his friend and fellow vet, a Muslim Bengali, enters into an arranged marriage with a feisty woman.

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Future of Silence: Fiction by Korean Women | Wan-So Pak, Chi-Won Kim, Yong-Un So, Chong-Hui O, Son-Ok Kong
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Starting my second Korean book, but this one is actually based in South Korea, which is where I'll actually be traveling, instead of North Korea. This book is a collection of stories and I'm excited to read and understand how their culture influences their writing!

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I'm putting aside the #RemembrallReadathon to start on this book. It's the story of a lady from North Korea who managed to escape the communist country. I'm only a few pages in so far, and I have learnt so much about what life is like there already. I'm preparing for my trip to Korea this summer.

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Onwards to my least favourite book in the series - also, the last one I am letting myself read for the #RemembrallReadathon for now; I need to move forward with other books I have to read.

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My second favourite book! #RemembrallReadathon

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Yay, starting my favourite book of the series! This was the first Harry Potter book I ever read, the one that brought me into this magical world with wonderful friends, doing amazing things. ⚡️#RemembrallReadathon

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I keep forgetting I have this app! I started this on Tuesday and am almost done with it. Trying my best to catch up with the #RemembrallReadathon

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Revisiting this (literally) torn and battered old book as I attempt a (late) read through with the HPA's Remembrall Readathon

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Jules Verne or J.K. Rowling? #HarryMyBoy #Dumbledore

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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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I'm really struggling to finish this book - slowly but surely. #300PagesToGo

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Attempting...

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