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iread2much

iread2much

Joined May 2016

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Books are my past, future, and present. Health Science Librarian and dog mom. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10767487-rk-stark
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Mehso-so

I thought this would be funnier than it was. It was ok, not great. I always thought the goosebumps book with the gnomes looked super scary so I thought this would be fun to read. Not so much. I think the concept is great, but poorly executed

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Pickpick

I enjoyed this audiobook. It had some problems, particularly with some of the Asian characters, but it was a fun book to listen too and had an interesting world. In a world where super humans have been around for the last 50 years or so, the US government has outsourced protection to super hero corporations. Andrea applies to work for one and much humor ensues and she learns her new job and her company prepares for an alien invasion

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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This is one of my favorite series. I listen to the audio books and I love it each time. Bekka is one of my favorite characters. She‘s smart, tough, while she knows the world is bad, she still tries to be good and do good. No one I‘ve read can write strong, kick ass women like Tamora Pierce. And her animal side kicks are awesome too.

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Thanks @SamHeartCoffee for the tag! 1. Cheese, although I can‘t eat too much of it, so I try to stick to pistachios 2. Jewelry, I love jewelry, fine jewelry, although I don‘t wear a lot of gold. 3. Star Trek TNG and DS9, 4. P&P or John Wick depending on my mood 5. Purple 6. Tea 7. going to the beach with my dogs 8. @bookishbibliophile @ScientistSam

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Ghost Layer | Robin D Owens
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Mehso-so

This is between a so-so and a pan for me. I did finish it, but skipped over huge chunks of it. The sexism really bothered me. The writing is easy to read and I appreciate that the author is writing a world of Gifts where there are no rules; at least that the MC can find. Clare can see and help ghosts move on, but only for a certain time period. She‘s hired to lay a ghost who ends up being a murder victim with ties to the present.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

This is a short and sweet book, but the ending was very frustrating. I felt like a lot of space and time where wasted on the Simon Snow stuff when I really want to get more about Cath. I think the author started some good story lines and then just lost them. I would feel better about this book of there was a second one out and it flushed out the story. 2/5

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From Unseen Fire | Cass Morris
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OMG thank you so much @Avanders I‘m so excited for this book, my cool new cards and my reading log. Thanks for the selection of teas (perfect for work!) and my yummy chocolate! I HAVE to know, where did you get the Lisa Frank stickers??

Avanders Yay!! 🥰♥️😍 you‘re welcome! As for the stickers... 😬 I don‘t remember! Walmart? Target? Amazon? Hobby Lobby? Those are the 4 most likely sources. 😁🤷🏽‍♀️😁 1mo
iread2much @Avanders thanks! I have this thing with one of my research partners and at every conference we wear Lisa Frank stickers on our badges, so I‘m always looking for a new source 😄 1mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful dog! 1mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you! 1mo
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Storm Warning | Mercedes Lackey
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After traumatic events, I just need to read a story with characters who do good and are good even when bad things happen. This is a good series for that. My poor baby was attacked by off leash dogs last night. After spending half the night at the emergency vet, I am thankful his eye was not severely damaged and that everything else will heal. I don‘t even have the energy to be angry at the asshole with offleash dogs right now

whatsthEStorey Oh my gosh! Thank goodness he‘ll be okay!! What a scare for you both. 2mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so glad your baby is ok. Sending love and healing thoughts your way. 2mo
emtobiasz Poor pup. ❤️ to you both 2mo
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bookishbitch So very sorry to hear. Off leash dogs are the worst. People always think they have them under control and 95% of the time they don't. Glad your baby will be ok. 2mo
RvnclawWhovian Oh no! I‘m so sorry, glad to hear your pup is okay. I know how maddening it is, my girl was attacked while on a walk by an off leash dog too 2mo
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry but I‘m glad your cute pooch will eventually be ok. ❤️❤️❤️ Also, people are aholes. 2mo
umbrellagirl That‘s awful. It sounds you both need some hugs. Hope he is ok. 2mo
SamanthaMarie Oh my gosh Rachel!!! I'm so sorry. That is absolutely terrifying. I am angry at that ahole on your behalf 😑😑 I hope you can get all the cuddles in with him ♡♡♡ 2mo
ferskner What a cutie! I'm so glad he's okay. 2mo
ReadingOver50 He‘s adorable 2mo
iread2much @whatsthEStorey it was. I was terrified for him. 2mo
iread2much @Mariposa_Bookworm thank you 🙏🏼 2mo
iread2much @emtobiasz thank you 😊 2mo
iread2much @bookishbitch exactly! It‘s so frustrating. We have leash laws for a reason. I wish the police where I live actually bothered to enforce leash laws 2mo
iread2much @RvnclawWhovian im so sorry to hear that your girl was also attacked. It‘s so infuriating that people keep letting their dogs off leash, or even walking without any leash at all 2mo
iread2much @TheLibrarian thank you. I agree. People suck 2mo
iread2much @umbrellagirl thank you, it‘s been very stressful. He‘s doing much better and we are pretty sure he will have a full recovery 2mo
iread2much @SamanthaMarie thank you! He will be getting all kinds of attention form us. 2mo
iread2much @ferskner thank you 😊 2mo
iread2much @ReadingOver50 thank you, we certainly think so 😊 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon Oh poor baby! I hope he heals fast. 2mo
kezzlou85 Bless him, it seems to happen so much these days. Hope hes feeling better soon. 2mo
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon thank you, we hope so too 2mo
iread2much @kezzlou85 that‘s so depressing to know. I was hoping it was just my area and we could eventually move away. 2mo
kezzlou85 @iread2much I live in Norfolk UK and have heard a few cases around here. It's awful. Makes me so careful with my dog now. 2mo
MaleficentBookDragon @iread2much a few years ago I was out "running" (?fast walking) when a dog darted out from his yard and took my legs out from underneath me. He didn't attack me. I think he was playing; but he was a big dog and I didn't see him coming. I have a lovely scar above my left eye because I landed on my face. The owner said "sorry" and then went back inside his house with the dog as I sat in the street bleeding. People are fun. 2mo
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon that‘s awful! Im sorry to hear that happened to you 2mo
iread2much @kezzlou85 me too. I‘m getting a stun gun; I‘ve been attacked two times in less than three months and I‘m sick of it. I can use the stun gun on the crappy owner too if they get aggressive about my protecting myself and my dog 2mo
Avanders Oh no 🤭 I hope the last week has provided good healing for you both! ♥️♥️ 2mo
Crazeedi @iread2much this is awful about your puppy! How is he?? I just got your note, I will be writing back but here is another book about an elderly woman that was very very good , have you read it?? 2mo
iread2much @Avanders thank you, he‘s doing better than I am but I‘m happy at least one of us is on the road to recovery 😅 2mo
iread2much @Crazeedi he‘s doing very well, thank goodness. I haven‘t seen that book, but will add it to my list, thanks so much! 2mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ Hang in there! 🤗 2mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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I really enjoyed this book, and I love that it has so many story options. Ive read through three story lines so far and have been enjoying myself the entire way. I enjoyed that my first storyline i feel in love with an adventurous lady and we led a gang of female pirates to discover a lost temple in Egypt. It‘s fun and I can‘t wait to read through the other options! 3/5 stars

Stacypatrice Such a handsome 🐶🥰 2mo
callielafleur Awww puppy! 2mo
iread2much @Stacypatrice thank you! 2mo
iread2much @callielafleur 😊😊😊 2mo
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While the MC is not my favorite, the descriptions of the life style in this book are some of my favorite. I get frustrated that the MC is so naive and full of herself, but I appreciate that the author lets her be that way and acknowledges it. A fun and relaxing retelling of sleeping beauty set in the early Edwardian period in England. 3.5/5, fun to read, good descriptions of fashion, industry, and psychological treatment of the era.

wordzie So utterly adorable. 🐕❤ 2mo
Crazeedi Precious 🐶🐶 2mo
iread2much @wordzie thank you 😊 2mo
iread2much @Crazeedi 😊 I agree 2mo
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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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This is such a sweet book, I actually hugged it when I finished. It‘s perfect to read as I drink lots of tea to help with this awful cold. All kinds of diverse characters, beautiful art, and a lovely story about appreciating the time and effort for craftsmanship. Reminds me of all the lessons my father taught me that he learned growing up in Japan surrounded by masters of various crafts. I love this book and a copy will go to every kid I know.

bookishbitch That is definitely some high praise! 2mo
emtobiasz Is that loose leaf tea in a French press?? Why has that never occurred to me to try?! 2mo
glitterkitty459 This book 😍😍😍 2mo
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madamereadsalot1 My son loves this book! 2mo
iread2much @bookishbitch it was such a cute book; a nice, kind, good feelings sort of book 😄 2mo
iread2much @emtobiasz ive been doing it for years, I used to always use a traditional Japanese tea pot, but the French press allows me to do lots of different types of teas with no leaves left floating. And I can pour tea for 4 or more people. 😄 2mo
iread2much @glitterkitty459 😊👍🏽 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds like a great book! 2mo
iread2much @Jee_HookedOnBookz it was, I love it! It‘s a bit simple since it‘s for younger kids, but it‘s still surprisingly meaningful 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @iread2much I love books like that! Stacked it😊 Thanks for sharing! ❤️ 2mo
iread2much @Jee_HookedOnBookz you are so welcome! 2mo
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Drunks: An American History | Christopher Finan
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Mehso-so

I wanted more about the social history of alcoholism, this is a history of American attempts to cure/treat alcoholism. I did learn that Native Americans where the first Americans to come up with treatment (and be successful for a large group of ppl), that sharing stories has been used since the founding to help others, and that high quality research has shown that TSP, CBT, and MET, are all equally effective. 2/5 stars. Needs more citations

Avanders 🤔 sounds interesting, but I might prefer that kind of data in list form 😆 2mo
iread2much @Avanders it was interesting, but I agree, could have been reduced a bit better. It was along slog, and honestly I skipped at least half of it 😅 2mo
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Mehso-so

It‘s interesting, but since my grad degree is in information science, and I‘m familiar w/ most of the topics discussed, a lot of it wasn‘t very surprising or new to me. I think the author was really trying too hard with the whole WMD, but I appreciated how she made things accessible and easy to read. I think the main takeaway is that algorithms are only as good as their creators and need constant updates and oversight. 2/5 stars

Stacypatrice Your pup is sooo gorgeous!!! 2mo
iread2much @Stacypatrice thank you! I certainly think so 😉 2mo
Tonton Gorgeous doggo, missing my Thunder❤️ 2mo
iread2much @Tonton im so sorry for your loss. 2mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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This book is so good, but also very very sad. I didn‘t like that the book was parallel to the events on etched in bone but not lake silence, but I am hopeful that there will be more books in this area. The aspects of western fiction are interesting but not my favorite. 4/5 stars. It‘s a good read and I will read it again, but not as often as the other books in this series.

iread2much Thank you @CoffeeNBooks for the lovely letter! I am so excited to get my very first #litsylove mail, and it makes me so happy! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @iread2much Glad it got there! 😊 2mo
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Inkmistress | Audrey Coulthurst
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Bailedbailed

I liked the world, but the main character was just too disjointed. She was kind of stupid and more than a little foolish and would know she was doing something stupid and do it anyway with an internal monologue that did not really explain why. The world and the magic where interesting but with a lame MC, I just couldn‘t get into it. 1/5 stars. Maybe read this if you like Twilight but want something more female centered.

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1) Reading (obvs), cooking, games. 2) Fantasy, microhistory, history 3) 2 fabulous Akita 🐕. Kiyo is female and she‘s 9 years old. Castle is male and slightly over 1 year old. 4) My Litsy TBR is up to date and unowned. I‘m trying not to get more books right now, I‘m out of shelf space again. This list has other ideas https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3ICI7ZCVOWB2M?&sort=default 5) Akita stuff, books, and whiskey

whatsthEStorey Hi, Rachel! Just received your #LitsyLove note today! Thank you! ☺️ 2mo
iread2much @whatsthEStorey you‘re welcome! 2mo
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Mehso-so

This book had some really good parts, but it jumped around a LOT, and some of the character development just wasn‘t up to where it needed to be. Besides the rushed plot and kind of random jumps and slow downs, it was really fun to read in some places. It took me a very long time to get through and the Princess was the reason I did the slog. She is a bad ass and if the series focuses on her I‘d finish it. 2/5 stars.

imyril Just finished this one and ugggggh it was frustrating. I‘m still confused by the rave reviews about world building - it‘s polarised magical racism in a Nigeria where the cities have been relocated and lions have horns (I never did get what was going on there. Magical realism?). I quite liked the plot choices in the final act, but I don‘t think I was meant to cheer when some characters died. Oops? 2mo
iread2much @imyril i agree, I don‘t see why it was hailed as something so amazing. It has a LOT of flaws and I was just impressed with it as much as all the rave reviews made me think I would be. 2mo
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Bored of the Rings: A Parody | The Harvard Lampoon
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this, but I was just not impressed. The new introduction was actually really funny, but the rest of the book I just didn‘t find funny. Maybe this sort of writing is more for people who grew up with the whole Van Wilder thing, but I didn‘t and I don‘t get this kind of humor.

JoyBlue What a beautiful fur baby you have! 3mo
iread2much @JoyBlue thank you! They are my joy 3mo
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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to like this book, but I just found it rather boring. The writing wasn‘t very engaging, the main character kept saying she was her own hero and didn‘t need a boy to save her, but she kept letting boys save her and make big gestures, and there wasn‘t much growth. I didn‘t even bother to finish it.

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Winds of Change | Mercedes Lackey
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This is a good second book, I love that the author gives it a real plot and doesn‘t just use it as filler for the final book. I do HATE the illustrations, which are done by the authors husband and makes every character look like a big hair band member reject. Lots of character development, the introduction of new characters and a few romances. 3/5 stars.

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Winds of Fate | Mercedes Lackey
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This is a good book, I dislike the female main character, she‘s a brat, but the world building is excellent and the supporting characters are really awesome, especially Need, who it turns out is an ancient magician. When I get stressed I often go reread old books and this is a good reread.

bookishkris I keep meaning to do a reread of this series. 3mo
iread2much @bookishkris it‘s still pretty good; I‘m enjoying the world building 🤗 3mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Thanks so much @bookish_wookish for my #happilyeverafter book and gift. I am so excited to read this!

bookish_wookish ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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Thank you so much @Kayla.Adriena for my #cupidgoespostal gifts! It‘s so generous and so amazing and I am soooooooo excited and I appreciate every single one! And my doggies say thank you for the lovely cookies and the lovely lovely bandanna

Kayla.Adriena You're very welcome!!!! 3mo
iread2much @Kayla.Adriena thank you 😊 3mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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By the Sword | Mercedes Lackey
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This is one of my favorite valdemar books. I love Kero, she‘s such a fun character. This book follows her from her teen years when she doesn‘t fit in with her family, to her training with her legendary grandmother and clan mother, to her mercenary years and ends with her entrance to Valdemar. Good world building, good characters and a nice standalone novel. 4/5 stars

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Thanks so much @imyril for the wonderful #justabookswap ! Now I can be a responsible adult (and librarian) and finally read this classic. Also; love this cover!

Schnoebs So how I managed to look at this picture way too fast and thought your dog was a baby elephant 😂😂😂 3mo
iread2much @Schnoebs 😂😂 well they are quite large... 3mo
LeahBergen You received yours today, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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imyril Yay it arrived! I was starting to worry 😊 3mo
iread2much @imyril it actually arrived over the weekend, but I‘m afraid I couldn‘t read your handle and the return address stuff was missing from the outside of the package so I had to email and get your handle to make sure I could properly tag and thank you 😅my apologies for the late post. I really appreciate my book! 3mo
imyril Heh, no worries at all. This is what I get for having a handle consisting of an unlikely combination of letters 😂 3mo
TheBookKeepers 💙💙💙💙💙 3mo
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Just have to point out that it‘s funny she claims that we shouldn‘t place all the blame on the ranking, but then does. I want to see more data, and actual references, indicating the role the US News WMD, as she calls it, had on the rise of college as a necessity to life. Give me data!

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This is something I try to teach my students every class. Algorithms, which control the databases we use in our research, aren‘t perfect because they are made by flawed humans. The faith people put into algorithms is so scary

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Does the MC ever become less of a self centered idiot? I‘m about 30% in and really thinking of bailing. Any reasons why I should finish this? 😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑
On a positive note, so excited to open my#happilyeverafter package! Thanks so much @bookish_wookish I‘m super exited! Thanks so much

bookish_wookish Yayy! ❤️❤️ 3mo
Chrissyreadit Awesome!😍 3mo
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iread2much @Chrissyreadit thanks so much for organizing! 3mo
Schnoebs I just finished this the other day. I have a similar feeling about him as well but he starts to change and the grand tour goes on 3mo
madamereadsalot1 I loved the book. I even liked Monty, because he was funny. He is called out for his entitlement and privilege, there is some change. 3mo
iread2much @Schnoebs I hope so, right now I‘m like, if he just died than the book would be worth reading...his sister is so much more interesting 3mo
iread2much @madamereadsalot1 I hope so! He‘s quite an ass 3mo
Schnoebs I liked Felicity but no where near as much as I like Percy 3mo
iread2much @Schnoebs she‘s much more interesting to me 3mo
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Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
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Good in the beginning, slow in the middle, good in the end. It‘s good enough that I want to read the next one, but not good enough that I‘m rushing out to read it. Some things got wrapped up way to easy, but i really enjoyed the way the author discusses how the women in a traditional kingdom have no freedom, and how duty isn‘t always enough, especially when everything else is taken from you 3.5/5 stars. Read if you wanted more from Ash Princess

iread2much Also, my #cupidgoespostal package arrived, but I couldn‘t find the sender‘s handle. Thanks @BookishMarginalia for putting the swap together! 4mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
Kayla.Adriena Crap I musta forgot to put it on the outside. 🤦‍♀️But it's from me! 4mo
iread2much @Kayla.Adriena no worries! Thanks so much I can‘t wait to open it! 4mo
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Sorceress of Faith | Robin D. Owens
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I skipped through a lot of this book. The MC is very whiny and her love interest is a serious ass. I appreciated the further development of the world, but it‘s not a very good book. Marian is a perfectionist “academic” summoned to help unify the academics of Amee and defeat the dark monsters. She must master her new powers, learn about the dark master and save her brother back on earth

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Guardian of Honor | Robin D. Owens
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I read this about 10 yrs ago and loved it. Rereading it now and I‘m not as impressed. The world is super interesting and the magic system is really fun. I like the MC, and even though the romance is rushed it‘s still believable. Alexia is pulled into a different world, to fight monsters. She must figure out what her task from the local god is, master her magic, and navigate local politics. Fun and fast 3/5 stars

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Thanks @SamanthaMarie for the tag. I would have to say dogs (obs to anyone who‘s every seen my Litsy or social media) chocolate and books. With the added note that if someone tried to take away my jewelry, it would not end well for them. I also really really love cheese, but between chocolate and cheese, chocolate wins. @Mitch any thoughts on this?

Mitch 🤣🤣id go for cats, books and chocolate ( but I‘d be hoarding cheese before the embargo started! ) 4mo
iread2much @Mitch me too! Nothing quite hits the spot like a bit of cheese 4mo
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My #cupidgoespostal and #happilyeverafterswap packages are ready to go to the post office after work today. Thanks so much @BookishMarginalia and @Chrissyreadit for organizing!

Chrissyreadit 🙌🎉😘 4mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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Murder in Three Volumes | Lorna Barrett
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The first book was really good, the second book was rushed and just so-so and the third book was just meh with random characters and some serious lack of awareness regarding intersex individuals. The writing is very good, and it was fun to read, I just wish that the 2nd and 3rd books where as well thought out as the first. 3/5 for the first book, 2/5 second book and 1/5 for the third book.

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This is a good book to follow up my history of the inquisition, as it ends strongly on the impact that the inquisition had on the development of knowledge. I would have liked it better if it had been spilt into science and philosophy, which are separate areas now, but weren‘t so much back then. That was good to learn about, even if I found it frustrating. 2/5 stars

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I didn‘t think I was going to finish this book, let alone like it, but it‘s very well written and the ending is really good. I think that this book does a great job exploring the concept of how stories and how we tell stories; esp fairy tales, shapes us and is a reflection of us. I wish I had someone to talk too about this book, there‘s lots of things to discuss! And YAY for a strong female character who isn‘t sexually assaulted! 3.8/5 stars

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I really enjoyed this book, I learned a lot and it was no where near as graphic as I thought it would be. The inquisition, the author argues, laid the ground work for the Holocaust, the USSR trials and gulags, the Japanese internment and McCarthy trials, and the evils of the Patriot Act. I don‘t agree with all of that, but the development of the manuals and the history of the inquisition, the majority of the book, are fascinating. 4/5 stars

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Mehso-so

This book is a fast read, but not particularly interesting to me. I am a not a mystery fan, but if you are, you might like this more. 2/5 stars

SW-T @iread2much It was just ok for me too. 4mo
iread2much @SW-T too bad! 4mo
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Bailedbailed

This cover was amazing, but the writing was not. It‘s full of pompous whining for the good old days and presents a history that is of the worst kind-self important to the author with little focus on the subject. It is less a celebration of the 🐴, an amazing creature, and more slanted history that epitomizes what‘s wrong with ivory tower academics. I wanted to read this, I wanted to like it, but it was just awful. 0/5 stars.

bookishbitch Good to know. I have this in my tbr pile. I won't rush to get to it now. It has a beautiful cover at least. 4mo
iread2much @bookishbitch the cover is gorgeous! The writing is the opposite. I will be interested to see what you think 4mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I really hated how the author skipped around in various time periods. At least she started to discuss some of the major issues facing librarians and library staff, even if she mostly tries to glorify libraries. I thought her description of burning books was super interesting and I actually kind of want to try burning a book now. It‘s not a book I would ever read again and I‘m fine with skipping most of it. I give this book 1.5/5 stars

trazo Love the picture ❤️ 🐶 4mo
Well-ReadNeck Well-played 📸😂 4mo
iread2much @Well-ReadNeck thank you 😊 I got lucky 4mo
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iread2much @trazo thank you! It worked out perfectly 4mo
SW-T @iread2much Now you can move on to something else! Funny pic by the way 😊 4mo
iread2much @SW-T it got better, so that made it worth reading, but meh is pretty much my final opinion 4mo
bookishbitch Sad to hear. I loved her book about Rin Tin Tin. 4mo
iread2much @bookishbitch if you like her writing, you might enjoy it. I generally don‘t care for her style. It‘s beautiful, but she meanders a lot and interjects herself a lot. 4mo
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Little Witch Academia, Vol. 1 | Yoh Yoshinari, Trigger
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Mehso-so

This is definitely a younger manga, and while it‘s cute and fun, there are some huge gaps in the story. It‘s like the collection missed half of the serial issues. I don‘t know if that‘s because the author just forgets about major plot points until much later in the series or if the reader is supposed to just ignore them. I have no plans to read more of the series, but it‘s very cute.

Schnoebs Idk if you‘d like it, but I did enjoy the anime of it on Netflix 👍 4mo
iread2much @Schnoebs I didn‘t know it was on Netflix, I will have to check it out 4mo
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This is a very cute manga, it‘s set in a world where science and technology are replacing magic and follows a young witch who is studying to be a veterinarian so she can treat the few remaining magical creatures using her family spells and knowledge. The main character has some trust issues with adults in her life, but is learning that is old people have some important knowledge, which is a nice change. 3/5 stars

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This is the kind of thing that makes me hate this book. I‘ve worked in various libraries for years now and this glorified version of the library serves more to feed unrealistic expectations than showcase the hard work of ppl in the profession. Where are the people screaming and fighting? The unsupervised children tearing apart books and displays? The masturbator(s) in the corner? Ugh, I hope this gets to the history soon or I‘m bailing

SW-T If you can stick it out, the history is coming up. Her nostalgia doesn‘t last forever, promise! There are stories about early patrons, librarians, and how they got funding or added to the collection. Overall, it‘s a “love letter/story” to and about libraries so she‘s sentimental in a couple spots. 5mo
iread2much @SW-T I‘ll give it a try, but loveletters don‘t generally interest me 😅 5mo
SW-T @iread2much You might want to skim! The history bits are pretty interesting. Think my favorite was about the head librarian who refused to be fired 😊 5mo
iread2much @SW-T skimming sounds like a good idea :) 5mo
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Thank you @SamanthaMarie for the lovely #blinddatebookswap gifts! I‘m so excited to get read all of these and I can‘t wait to try an Agatha Christie book! Thank you @TheReadingMermaid for setting this all up!

TheReadingMermaid You are very welcome 🤗 💕 5mo
SamanthaMarie Lovely!! I'm so glad you got it faster than the post office said. I hope you enjoy all of the books :) again, SO terribly sorry it was late. 5mo
iread2much @SamanthaMarie i understand, the holidays are quite hectic, and I very much appreciate your sending me so many lovely things. Thank you and happy new year! 5mo
SamanthaMarie Thank YOU and Happy New Year :) 5mo
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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This book is funny, sad, and touching all in one go. It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read a book this thick with male main characters and liked it. I recommend it for people who like quest books but want more original stories. I think the author did a good job of setting up some interesting ethical questions, built a strong and intriguing world, and wove enough fun that this book is well worth staying up past bed time to read. 4/5 stars

Rachbb3 Sweet pup! 💗 5mo
trazo Beautiful dog 🐕 ❤️ 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Adorable pup! 5mo
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iread2much @Rachbb3 thank you! 5mo
iread2much @trazo 😊 thank you 5mo
iread2much @CoffeeNBooks thanks! 😊 5mo
Tonton Akita-ken? 5mo
iread2much @Tonton yes. 😄 5mo
Tonton @iread2much My good boy Thunder Kumagoro was an Akita and so many memories. Such great 💕 hearted dogs. 5mo
iread2much @Tonton they are indeed good dogs 😊 he‘s our new boy, our girl is almost 9 and is doing well putting up with a puppy now that he‘s a year old 5mo
bookishbitch I want to read Bloody Rose. His next book in the series. 4mo
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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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Yay! So far so good and a good way to spend my Christmas Day alone. I am sad to find that one of my favorite tea shops appears to close down, so now I have to try to find another tea shop that has good quality milky oolong...suggestions appreciated!

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Murder Is Binding | Lorna Barrett
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My #JolabokaflodSwap is open and I can‘t wait to try this collection out! Thank you @MaleficentBookDragon for your kind package. I am so excited to try this mystery series, it‘s a genre I really want to get into! And thank you for all the fun chocolates, I love trying local chocolates, and local in an area I don‘t ever get too is even better!

MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you are happy. I have the first in this series too. I hope to get to it soon. Enjoy. 5mo
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon many many thanks! 5mo
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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Thank you so much @TheBookKeepers for such a lovely #christmasbookswap gift! And the wrapping‘s so pretty! I am super excited to read this, it was a book my dad tried to get me to read when I was a kid, but I was too young. I hope I can appreciate it now. And totally winter themed!

TheBookKeepers Yay!! I found it to be a fun read!! And I had fun shopping for you! ❤️ 5mo
iread2much @TheBookKeepers thank you! I had fun shopping for you as well 😄 5mo
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Kojiki | Keith Yatsuhashi
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This book is AWFUL! So male centered and so boring. I skipped about 60% and then rage read the rest. The whole plot centered around two women: 1.literally the vessel for her fathers soul and power (and that‘s her entire character development) 2. drives good men crazy by w/holding her love and whose disobedience of her father and her need for a child almost destroys the planet. Cause all women = 🤱Don‘t waste your 🕰 & 💵

Mitch In other news.... I ❤️your nails! 🤣 5mo
ju.ca.no Oh no that does sound aweful... but the cover is pretty😅 (edited) 5mo
iread2much @Mitch thank you! I have an amazing nail artist who is willing to do all kinds of fun nail art on natural nails 😊 5mo
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iread2much @ju.ca.no the cover is beautiful and I completely admit to being one of those people who will buy a book because the cover is pretty 😅 5mo
ju.ca.no @iread2much me too! But this sounds as if I have to keep admiring the cover from a distance🙈 5mo
iread2much @ju.ca.no 😊I love the monkey emoji! And yes, unless you like rage reading and/or male centered books (i don‘t get that vibe from you) but the cover would make a cool poster. Too bad it wasted on such an awful book! 5mo
ju.ca.no @iread2much nope sounds horrible😂 really a shame that cover was wasted!! 5mo
iread2much @ju.ca.no totally! 5mo
bookishbitch Love the background models. ? I had akitas for 20ish years. My last one was a long coat and was so amazing I couldn't bring myself to get another. Now I have a smooth chow. (I guess I have a "type". ?) 4mo
iread2much @bookishbitch thank you! And I had no idea there where smooth chows! We are also all about the spitz type dogs. Akita‘s are wonderful, and we how to have a long coat in our lives someday 😄 4mo
bookishbitch @iread2much I'm on instagram as bookishbitch as well if you want to check out my chow. 😊 And if you go far enough back you will see my long coat Akita, Jack. 4mo
iread2much @bookishbitch he‘s was a super handsome boy and your girl is very pretty. So interesting to see a flat coated chow, looks a lot like an Akita! 4mo
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Kojiki | Keith Yatsuhashi
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After I finish cleaning up from hosting the family for our holiday dinner, and walk the dogs, my goal today is to read one of these fabulous looking books. #joinin is a really cool idea and I hope will help me (being alone-ish) and others alone for these holidays. I‘m excited to read Kojiki as the main character has the same Japanese name as me

Allydanielle88 Those look like good books 5mo
iread2much @Allydanielle88 well the first one was awful; but I have high hopes for the rest! I hope they are better cause the last thing I want is to read an awful book with no one around but the dogs who I can complain too 😉 5mo
Allydanielle88 Oh no. I hope they are better too. If they aren't you can complain to me. 5mo
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iread2much @Allydanielle88 that‘s so kind of you! Thank you 😄 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Those books look good. And so does your reading buddy 😻 5mo
iread2much @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks! The first one was awful, but my reading buddy put up with my screaming in rage well. He‘s a funny big puppy. 😊 I love your handle, that was one of my favorite childhood tv shows 5mo
Nute I‘m hoping that at least one book out of the three is a fabulous selection for you!😃 5mo
iread2much @Nute thank you! King of the Wyld was pretty awesome :) 5mo
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