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innianna

innianna

Joined May 2016

YA, Dystopia, Fantasy, Classics, Sci-Fi
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Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J. Maas
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I've been listening to this as an audiobook.
We were introduced to new strong characters and different parts of the world, the witches, the fae and the rebells. All new characters were so complex and interesting, it's beautiful. and meanwhile I never lost the connection to the "old set" of characters! So many feelings, so much happening!
4.5/5 ⭐️

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After more than a month away from Litsy, I'm back to posting hopefully!
The Raven King was a beautiful wrap up of the series, with more depth to more characters and the right amount of joy, sadness and everything. The writing stats really strong and unique and meaningful? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! 3y
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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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I love how ptsd is a main topic in Mockingjay, in a lot of ya novels the main characters seem to be perfectly okay with killing people, here you see the real aftermath.
The audiobook was nice!
- I'm sorry that I was away for some time, I was on my senior year class trip and now I have holidays and I just couldn't bring myself to start posting again, maybe it's better now 😊

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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#literarybestfriend #richardganseythethird
#booktober
I feel like Gansey would be the best friend ever for me because he is living aestetic and intelligent conversations and endless possibilities and doing things just because you would like to which I definitely don't do often enough and...you see what my point is I think 😄👫👑

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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#mostanticipatedreads #excited #booktober
Three Dark Crowns arrived last week and I'm really really very excited for it, the first three chapters on EpicReads were very promising!
"Three dark sisters all fair to be seen, two to devour and one to be Queen."
And The Raven King will certainly be a grand finale of The Raven Cycle! I just started it and I'm back to not being able to stop reading!

Laalaleighh 🙌🏼💙🐦👑💙🙌🏼 3y
innianna @Laalaleighh 🐦👑 how cute is that 😱😍☺️ 3y
Laalaleighh 😊😊😊 I use those emojis so much they stay in my top emoji list. If that tells you anything about my level of obsession. 3y
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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#bestofsept #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
My best reads were the second and third installment in The Raven Cycle!

RealLifeReading Soooo goooooood!!! 3y
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#shortstories #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
These are beautiful stories about characters which we previously didn't know a lot about and from a lot of different point of views.
Nicely written with beautiful pictures and a map of Illéa (America at that time)

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#mapsinbooks #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
I love to finally get to see a map of Camp Half-Blood! #percyjackson #greekgods #apollo #map

Neil_Josten Yeah, it was about time, wasn't it? 3y
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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The third installment in The Raven Chronicles is the best one yet! ???
Even though there are more magical elements than before, MS didn't forget the "normal" lives of the main characters such as consequences of decisions they made in the last novel. We get to know former minor characters more and are introduced to new ones.
It is magical, mysterious, witty, sarcastic and lovely. A masterpiece! ???
#theravencycle #magic #friendship #ya

juliannebenford I think this one might have been my fave too, or maybe The Dream Thieves - I can't decide! 3y
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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
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My #favevillian is Sebastian Morgenstern
He is the most fascinating villain I read about I think, and one you are not disgusted of all the time while reading.
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

Merethebookgal I've only read up to City of Glass, so I'm interested to see what else comes of him in later books! 3y
innianna @Merethebookgal you'll like the other books as well! Even though it took me some time to get ready for the second half, I didn't want anything to happen to my characters! 3y
RealLifeReading Nice photo! I've not read this series though! 3y
innianna @RealLifeReading you should! And The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare is even better! 3y
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Looking for Alaska was banned in a lot of school because of sexual content in the form of a "unerotic blow job scene" as John Green put it. Although it is disturbing for a 13y/o to read, it is okay for teen older than 15 I believe. The choice of words is very not flowery or anything. #bannedbooks #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

Josie I didn't know this!! And "unerotic blow job scene" sounds exactly like something John Green would say lol 3y
SiriGuruDevSingh Why would this book be taught in school anyway? Or does "banned in schools" mean it's not available in the school library? 3y
innianna @SiriGuruDevSingh it was not allowed in school libraries anymore 3y
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Doctor Thorne | Anthony Trollope
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While reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue and listening to the Audiobook of Heir of Fire I also started reading Doctor Thorne on the @SerialReader App, I'm loving the concept so far!
And this passage is true gold ☺️❤️😂📚
#serialreader #classics

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Utopia | Saint Sir Thomas More
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#translatedbook because I can read Latin, but not READ it as in properly reading a book 😅 only with a dictionary and in paragraphs not chapters. And with a lot of thinking if it's more complicated Latin.
A great book because it started the utopia/dystopia genre (even though Platon was first with Republica) but it drags on and on in some long description, even though it is very interesting nevertheless.
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Son | Lois Lowry
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#setbythesea ?
"They called her Water Claire."
I don't think that a lot of people know about the sequels of The Giver. The other two, Gathering Blue and Messenger are not set in the same community, they are more of a parallel story, but the first part of this one is, so I believe this is the real sequel.
Part 1: community
Part 2: seaside
Part 3: (spoiler)
A pretty good story, dystopian, exploring the relationship between mother and son.
4/5 ⭐️

RealLifeReading Love this series! 3y
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Milestones | Cynthia Almaraz
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Litsy Milestone! 1000! I can't believe it, it certainly hasn't been that long of a time since I started?! Great community on here!!

moranadatter Yay!🎉 3y
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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#blameitonlitsy and #blameitontumblr and #blameitoninstagram
A great series I finally started because of Litsy! So thanks littens! ❤️📚☺️
(I am currently starting Heir of Fire, but I'll have to put it off until the second week of October, after two exam weeks and my senior year class trip to Italy, because then I'll have autumn holidays and hopefully spare time 🎉)
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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The Metamorphosis | Franz Kafka
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I read this for school. It is not bad, but I think it drags a lot of the time and there are weirdly long paragraphs about nothing. I like the overall idea and all the different interpretation possibilities and the relations between the characters though. I really don't know how to rate it...
Maybe 2.5/5 ⭐️

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The Selection | Kiera Cass
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Cherry scones 🍒 and strawberry tarts🍓, #booksthatmademehungry
Both foods are an integral part of the character or the plot 😄 and I definitely craved them after the descriptions!!
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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I was SO DELIGHTED that the second installment is even better than the first!
More Ronan! More magic! More friendship and love! More exploring but also action!
5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💙

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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They were ALL in love with one another. Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other. #maggiestiefvater #ravencycle #ravenboys #friendship #platoniclove

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#bookrainbow #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
I chose to post this on Summer Days and Summer Nights, because the stories in it are a rainbow themselves. Various genres, sexualities, plots. 🌈

RealLifeReading Summer Days and Summer Nights sounds good! 3y
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#weirdbooks but in a good way, like really good
Thins happen in there for inexplicable reasons but they have a reason which is that inexplicable things just happen all the time. Definitely a lot of laughs, but also philosophical aspects.
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼📚
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
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My #faveclassics #sherlockholmes and #greatexpectations for #septphotochallenge and #somethingforsept
Both beautifully written and timeless ☺️📚

GinaAnderson Not a Dickens fan but I really need to read the Sherlock Holmes stories. 3y
innianna @GinaAnderson you totally should! 3y
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#librarylove #bookstorelove
I found Vampire Academy in my local public library and read all the books at least three times, I think I was the only one taking them 😄 and the bottom picture is my favourite book store :) #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

RealLifeReading Thanks for sharing! They look like such lovely places! 3y
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My Life Next Door | Huntley Fitzpatrick
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#shadesofblue #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
I have quite a lot of blue books :o
Most of these are romance/growing up novels, but there's also some sci-fi, classic and fantasy in there 💙💙📚📘📘📘

RealLifeReading Great stack of blue! 3y
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Even though I think ToG is a bit more gripping, Crown of Midnight is a great second novel. More magic and history as well as friendship and rebellions.
Maybe it was just my book slump and I would've enjoyed it more at another time?
3.75/5 ⭐️

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Dragonkeeper | Carole Wilkinson
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It has been quite a few years since I read Dragonkeeper, but I remember that it was good and #setinasia as in ancient China
Ping is a girl serving the Imperial Dragonkeeper who is a drunkard and now Danzi is the only Dragon left in China. She frees him and they go on a journey through all of China with the rat Hua to get to the ocean where Danzi can live freely
#septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #booksforchildren

Christinak This is a great book my daughter and I read this together when she was in elementary school such a magical story. 3y
innianna @Christinak I was very excited about dragons and magic when I was in elementary school and read this too (and still am today 😄) ☺️ 3y
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Three languages, one story. #tfios #madeintoamovie
Quite probably the best adaption I have ever seen: perfect casting, no changes that have it a different plot or atmosphere, good acting and so many direct quotes from the book 💭💙😭📚
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

Josie I read this for a book club I was in a few years ago, and we were able to go see the movie during the last weekend that it was playing. I ugly cried so hard. It really was a great adaptation in my opinion! I liked it better than Paper Towns 3y
RealLifeReading I've read the book but haven't seen the movie yet! 3y
innianna @Josie definitely better than Paper towns! My ugly crying was so bad....the Ed Sheeran song after the movie ended was too much in every way 😭 3y
innianna @RealLifeReading you definitely should! 3y
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Three languages, one story. #madeintoamovie
Quite probably the best adaption I have ever seen: perfect casting, no changes that have it a different plot or atmosphere, good acting and so many direct quotes from the book 💭💙😭📚
#somethingforsept #septphotochallenge

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Destined | P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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In my opinion, this in an #uglycover not the general layout, I like the covers of most of the other books in the series, but the photograph of the guy looks like it belongs on one of these romance, bad-boy-good-girl novels everyone is bored of, not that House of Night doesn't have these aspects in it too, but I don't think it's the best cover for it 😁 and the further on in the series, the worse the plot lines get I think #somethingforsept

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Lock & Mori | Heather W. Petty
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#recommendsday #mademecry #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
Lock & Mori (German name: My Dear Sherlock - How it Began) definitely made me cry at various times and left me a sad, happy, excited, angry mess in the best way. It makes you cry because of at least one of the different plot lines or maybe all of them...
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📚🇬🇧

CuriousTeeth Beautiful covers! 3y
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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#bookanddrink #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge #matching
I love Arizona drinks, the teas even more than their newer sodaish ones but it's all so delicious 😋
Carry On is a very fast and very touching read in my opinion. A new kind of chosen one story, tragic family situations, boarding school, friendship, love, magic, fighting the evil...
5/5⭐️

Merethebookgal This is such a fun, sweet book! 💗 Have you read Fangirl? 3y
innianna @Merethebookgal yes, before Carry On was eben announced and again after reading Carry On to fangirl over the Carry On passages ☺️😍 you too? 3y
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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My workplace books, i.e. Books I have to read for school #septphotochallenge
I have to write and highlight in them, but I finally got over it and said to myself that if I like one a lot, I'll just buy another copy 😄
#somethingforsept

Ellsbeth I used to teach literacy and one of my favorite things was getting college freshman to write in their books. It was very hard, but also very freeing for them! Many told me that learning how to do text annotations totally changed how they read. Good luck! 3y
innianna @Ellsbeth ☺️👍🏼 you are right, it's really freeing once you start doing it! 3y
Ellsbeth I am glad you're free now! Writing in your texts is a great literacy strategy. 3y
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley

My workplace books, i.e. Books I have to read for school #septphotochallenge
I have to write and highlight in them, but I finally got over it and said to myself that if I like one a lot, I'll just buy another copy 😄
#somethingforsept

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iBoy | Kevin Brooks
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#bookandfood #somethingforsept (had to do that on the run, forgot to take a picture with a real meal)
iBoy was the first book I read in English (I'm German) in 7/8th grade I think. It was easy enough to understand for me at that time and appropriate for that age as well.
Tom gets hit by an iPhone and some parts of it are left in his brain which enables him to search on the Internet. He uses that to fight against problems in his neighborhood

RealLifeReading Such cute tictacs 3y
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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#numberintitle #somethingforsept #septphotochallenge
Tried to find something not everyone would choose, maybe I failed, maybe not (shrugs)
Very informative, very touching. It feels like a first hand experience of the French Revolution, but at the same time a portrait of London at that time. Although it dragged in some parts, I liked it a lot!
4/5 ⭐️

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I just CANT decide which of these was my #augustfavourite but as I put my august wrap up to The Raven Boys, for #somethingforsept I'm going to say Throne of Glass. Both are amazing first novels of a series, tog is badass high fantasy, while The Raven Boys has more mythology/leylines/ghosts and is in more of a high school setting even though not really.
Both ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! #septphotochallenge

CaitlinSiem Agreed to both!!! 3y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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#augustwrapup for #augustphotochallenge
I read a bunch of books this month, despite two weeks of road tripping where I only read one book, but that's to excuse, it's my favourite read of this month and of like, almost ever, The Raven Boys! Nonfiction, Classic and Dystopia reads were for class and I enjoyed them all as well ☺️📚
#augustofpages

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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😍😍😍😍😍
I'm swept away by a story, a world and amazing characters! I adored Celaena's voice from the beginning, her sass and heartiness, her intelligence and sweetness. Dorian, Chaol and Nehemia are also so complex and amazing, I can't describe it. This Story ist about killing or rebellion, love or magic or court life, but about Celaena, her strength and values.
I can already see glimpses of the greater picture, i.e. book 2-5...
5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My #augusthaul for #augustphotochallenge
All were also an #impulsebuy mostly because they were really cheap (£ all in all) and I heard great things about the authors and also recently read my first Brontë novel, Jane Eyre, and loved it! And these HGWells books are both pairings of a science fiction and a comedy story and look so pretty ☺️
#augustofpages #vintagebooks

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Halfway through, I can definitely say that I'm not going to be able to stop myself reading the whole series 🙈 I love Celaena and Dorian and Chaol and the magic or not and Celaena's sass and intelligence and good heart and oh I could go on and on and on ☺️
#tog #throneofglass

CaitlinSiem This is one of my favorite series (I'm currently rereading Heir of Fire) and this post MADE ME SO HAPPY 😍🤗 3y
innianna @CaitlinSiem yay ☺️ 3y
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The Bane Chronicles | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
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My #feelgoodbook 😊
These stories about Magnus Bane always make me laugh and feel good!

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Huis Clos | Jean-Paul Sartre
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I read Huis clos for my advanced French class and even though I did not understand everything-we will discuss it in class and then I will😄-it was pretty good.
It's existentialism and shows a place where hell is not a place of physical torture. There are only four characters one of which is minor and one room they are in.
3.5/5⭐️

GinaAnderson L'enfer, c'est les autres. 3y
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret is definitely an #underhypedbook as it is so beautiful and touching. Set 100 years ago when moving pictures were still new and clocks had to be worked manually, Hugo is an orphan tending the clocks in place of his abusive uncle who died some months ago. He has to steal his food and supplies. But he befriends a girl who may help him out. n 1/3 drawings 2/3 text, Selznick created a masterpiece!
#augustofpages #underhyped

GinaAnderson This book is so beautiful. 3y
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Late #augustphotochallenge #booksandmusic
On a trip to NYC Penny, who has a popular blog called Girl Online, meets Noah, a musician. But after capturing their story on her blog, things begin to fall apart and her anonymity online no longer exists.
Of course Zoe is not a professional writer, so it's not entirely perfect, but it deals well with anxiety and internet fame and dangers and is a perfectly adequate teenage read!
#augustofpages
4/5⭐️

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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As it seems I have quite a lot books with #whitespines I think they are very beautiful because of their simplicity and it makes them stand out a bit 🤘🏼📚
#augustphotochallenge #white #spines

Autumnscribe Kind of ironic how some of the darkest stories seem to have white spines.... 3y
Autumnscribe Not all of them of course. 3y
innianna Right! I thought about that too @Autumnscribe 3y
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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My #booksandstationery for #augustphotochallenge !
These are my school stuff for this year plus #theravenboys my new favourite book 😍💙☺️📚 (there is also some bookish art on my year planner/journal thing for school)

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A perfectly good audiobook to listen to, not too long and even though it dragged on sometimes, really interesting because of jumps around the timeline and a lot of interesting characters, the most complex of course Miss Brodie. It is a tale of growing up under an influence, of images of people which might not be fully true and 30s schools and women.
3.5/5⭐️

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Oh I almost forgot to review this absolute gem💎 I feel like 95.8% of the book community have read and loved it before I did, and it totally lived up to the expectations!
Every character is complex with a backstory and different layers and the plot is constantly intriguing, such a page turner! Mythology and tarot cards are a part of it and the romance is not cheesy nor like every other. I actually was in Wales while reading part of it💙👻🔮💵🔦🔫

Laalaleighh You read this in Wales??!! I am infinitely jealous. 3y
innianna @Laalaleighh i saw a restaurant named Owen Glendower and stood there for like a minute thinking aaaaah!!! 😂 and I didn't even know about the welsh mythology part before I packed it for the trip! 3y
Laalaleighh @innianna omg 🙀 talk about serendipitous! Did you eat there? I would have had to! 3y
innianna @Laalaleighh no it was just after breakfast 😢 3y
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