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essence_dionne

essence_dionne

Joined March 2018

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I never read The Lord of the Rings! First one is about 80% done! So far really enjoying it!
#SummerReading #TheLordofTheRings #thefellowshipofthering #jrrtolkien

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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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Teen Titans: Raven is a fun and fast read!
I do think it starts off slow, but by the end, it had picked up.
I'm excited to read the next installment with Beast Boy.
#comics #raven #teentitans #dc #teentitanaraven

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Ugh, I challenged myself to read 3 books last month, but I was definitely too busy to read that many books. I didn't even get the chance to read one!!! But my friend is reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X so I decided to read it with her. I'll get back to the other books, but, right now, I'm really enjoying Malcolm X

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"[...] I come from an old school of thought. I think that men ought to treat women like something other than just shorter, weaker men with breasts.". ????

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Two chapters in and he described two women with the word cheerleader lol. #librarybook #stormfront

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I know there are a billion books in this series. I'm kinda hoping I don't like this. I don't think I'm truly ready to go down this wormhole. #books #stormfront #librarybook

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1984 (School & Library) | George Orwell

I plan to read 1984, The Knife of Never Letting Go, and something that I pick from the library this month. Wish me luck ...lol

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I didn't know "She Would be King" was historical fiction about Liberia when I first started reading, and ended up being pleasantly surprised. I loved Norman Aragon, June Dey, and especially Gbessa. I wanted them to win; to get through all hurdles that came their way. This is a book I'd come back to.

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I wanted to read this because I thought the title was dope... I didn't know what I was about to get into, and it's been a pleasant surprise. When I have time to read, I have a hard time putting it down.
#SheWouldBeKing #HappyFriday #books

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Speaker for the Dead | Orson Scott Card
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I love Ender's Game, and I've been sitting on Speaker for the Dead for years now. I think it's about time I'll read it....#speakerforthedead #sundayreads #books #sunday #scifi

rretzler Hope you enjoy it. The series is one of my favorites, but Speaker for the Dead is very different from Ender‘s Game. Very good, but different. The Shadow series is more like Ender‘s Game 4mo
essence_dionne @rretzler yes, I heard! My good friend told me, and I plan to read all of the End and Bean novels... 4mo
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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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I was excited for this retelling of Alice in Wonderland with a black girl as Alice, but it didn't live up to what it could've been. The prologue was fun! I loved the Sailor Moon reference, but as I continue to read, they kept popping up and I became annoyed. I couldn't tell if this was written for today's teens or for the millenniums. Wonderland was lackluster; not enough description. Which was really disappointing BECAUSE ITS WONDERLAND
#books

ShyBookOwl I know!!! I felt soooo let down. She relied way too much on references, didn't describe the settings very well... It seemed like she had a really big idea but zero execution planned. 4mo
essence_dionne @ShyBookOwl when her friend mentioned her being Buffy, I was almost done with this book, lol! I have so many issues with this, but unfortunately we don't get that much space.. Poor Chess, he wasnt devoloped well.. the author did all those Sailor Moon references and didn't focus on the cutest one. When Chess dressed as Tuxedo Mask for the party 4mo
ShyBookOwl @essence_dionne Haha so true. The first direct Buffy reference threw me but the one that nearly killed it for me was describing the twins as teenage Spikes from Buffy... really? Just describe them, please! I was mad lol 4mo
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essence_dionne @ShyBookOwl Yesssss! So annoying... Like what teen today knows who they are...😂 I mean, I'm sure they're a few, but not a lot. L.L. wrote this book for herself lol. You what else gave me a what? Finding out her best friend Courtney was white at the VERY END OF THE BOOK. Which isn't an issue ,but when they were talking about makeup at the beginning, I thought Courtney was light skinned lol 4mo
ShyBookOwl @essence_dionne LOL she did write it for herself. I saw her in an interview and I think she said she was rejected over 200x... when I read it I thought... yeah, i think I know qhy 4mo
essence_dionne @ShyBookOwl I just looked up that interview, and she from my hometown... GOODNESS ! SMH. lol 4mo
ShyBookOwl @essence_dionne lol well, she tried 4mo
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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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Saturday Reads!
A Blade so Black
Almost finish. It's been hard for me to read this one, so I switched to audio.

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney

I'm still tugging along. 15 year old me would love this book. The Sailor Moon refs are gold though...

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney

"your pretty much a Black Buffy."
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Huh? Just because you did a few tuck and rolls doesn't mean you're Buffy !!! Lol.
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Mehso-so

witches and magic, it seems like it's always a win. Lol

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney

" even when you're careful, even when you play by the rules, it might not be enough. Gotta go the extra mile out here."

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In regards to black magic.
" once you go black, you never go back." ? Lol

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She did exactly what she said she wasn't gonna going to do....LOL!!!

“Can you tell me what you saw when you walked in my office this afternoon?” I gaped. “You want me to describe the scene. In detail?” [...] “So you can work on your cover story? Sorry, Kane, but seeing you lying on your back with Lailah straddling you and savaging your body with her mouth pretty much means you‘re screwed in the excuses department.

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney

" Dirty water and Lord knows what else stained her gloves and her Sailor Fuku. Her costume was ruined. She'd worked so hard on it."

Aww she was coplaying Sailor Moon!!!!
#ya #fantasy

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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I have an hour to myself, so I'm at the library reading!
We're so close to the weekend, and I feeeeel it!
#YA #library #books

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Blossoms: 666 #1 | Cullen Bunn
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Is anyone into Archie Horror?? I love Sabrina and starting this tonight!! #comics #goodnight

ShyBookOwl I enjoyed Archie Afterlife but haven't done any horror yet. I should! I still have stacks and stacks of Archies from my childhood 🤓 5mo
essence_dionne @ShyBookOwl you shoooould. I read Sabrina and I loved it. Do you watch Riverdale? 5mo
ShyBookOwl @essence_dionne I do, though I have to admit I have mixed feelings about it. I haven't gotten into Sabrina but I'll probably throw it on the TV one day and give it another shot. I've only watched 2 episodes. 5mo
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I wanted to read something fun and quick.. ApocalypticGirl was so boring! It literally took me days to finished a 100 page comic...the relationship between her and the cat was cute , but other than that, it's really not worth reading. #sundayreads

ShyBookOwl I read a sample of this and almost nodded off 😂 5mo
essence_dionne @ShyBookOwl I shouldve read a sample first. The art wasn't spectacular either lol 5mo
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The Bourne Identity | Robert Ludlum
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Thrift store finds!!!

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The Bourne Identity | Robert Ludlum
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Either this book is long or I'm reading really slow..😂🤣#libbyapp #overdrive #thebourneidentity #spybook #books #sundayvibes #sundayreading

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The Sweetest Thing | Barbara Freethy
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*the book title above isn't the correct title for this post*(they don't have it listed)
I read this last night to mark off "genre you usually don't read" on my reading challenge. I don't read romance novels at all, so I ask a friend to give me a suggestion. I won't talk too bad about it, just because i just don't like romance novels. Too short, not enough story! (70pgs) . I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone! I'll try again next year lol

essence_dionne This book pictured is The Sweetest Thing by Nikki Winters 5mo
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The Bourne Identity | Robert Ludlum
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Reading The Bourne Identity using the Libby App
*... Rubs hands..* I feel I need a bowl of popcorn!

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress | Robert A. Heinlein
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It's cloudy; it may even rain. I thought today would be a great day to start The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. #wednesdayreading #scifi

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Finally watched this, after listening to the Audiobook, and I don't like the movie or the book. I know Meg is a child, but she was awful and whiny. Maybe I'll try again, but this wasn't for me.

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So much praise for Circe and I genuinely believe it's based from Songs of Achilles. Circe is a badass witch, and I didn't get much of that. I lost count on how many times she or someone called her a fool. I didn't see growth in her until 360pg! It was disappointing, and wondered why did Miller decided to write about her after Achilles. Another reminder that not every book is for everyone. #bookreview #circe

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Adding this to my to be read list. I loooove the show. #tbr

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Circe | Madeline Miller

#myopinion: I feel like I've been trying to read this book for a long a time. Well finally I'm about 80% done, so I thought I give my opinion on what I've read so far. To me, it starts off a bit slow, then it picks up, and then it dips back down again. Circe is well written, but overall the story is boring. I'd give it a 3/5..
#books #reviews #review #circe #bestseller #bookish #reading #Greekmythology #read

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Have you ever had a hard time getting into a book that's popular? My book club is reading Circe, and I can't get through the first chapter 😬 but I'm trying ... #sundayreading #weekendreads #circe #books #reading

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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Picked up A Wrinkle in Time , so my daughter and I could listen to it in the car. It's read by the author, and I'm having a hard time with her voice. Hopefully we'll be able to get through it.
#AwrinkleInTime #audiobooks #book #bookish #newbook

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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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I saw this floating around and thought I'd join in on the fun!

📖Sci fi
📖Galaxy Bound
📖Coffee Fuel
📖Magical Powers
📖Salty rivalry
📖Dystopia
📖Android sidekick
📖Amphibians
📖Both
📖YA

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#ThisOrThat #ThisThat #Scifi #Endersgame #books

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hermyknee I haven‘t read either of these yet, but have heard really good things about Circe. The cover art on Black Leopard, Red Wolf is gorgeous!! 😍 6mo
essence_dionne @hermyknee I hope you enjoy them when you finally get around to it. I'm reading Circe now, and I really don't like it... But amazing writing from the author. 6mo
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I'm really excited to start this! The cover is amazing, and from the reviews that I've read, I think I'll thoroughly enjoy this book!!! #BlackLeopardRedWolf #newbook #bookish

DebbieGrillo Welcome to litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
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AnneFindsJoy Welcome to Litsy! 📚💜🤗 I‘m about to start this one too! That cover 😍 6mo
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 6mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy!💙📖📚 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🐛 6mo
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To make this short, I didn't like this book.

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

"What would a Mohammedan vampire do if faced with a cross?"

Something to ponder.
#books #horror #vampires #zombies #reads #scary

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I Am Legend | Richard Matheson

Didn't expect to read the words "garlic, steak, and vampire" in this book. The movie has ruined this for me.