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isy_the_owl

isy_the_owl

Joined July 2017

Professional Bookslinger. Tea dragon. Chronic sufferer of awkwardness.
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Foundryside: A Novel by Robert Jackson Bennett
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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
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The Tower of Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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@Amanda61 I got sent the wrong book, this one isn't part of our genre swap. Could you email me at isilmelindale@gmail.com so we can straighten it out?
@SledgeReader just a heads up at what's going on

Amanda61 @isy_the_owl Oh no! I sent two packages at once so I must have put the books in the wrong envelopes! 😳 I'll send you an email now. 13mo
Amanda61 @VanChocStrawberry Jeni, it looks like I mixed up the books sent to you and @isy_the_owl. I sent you both emails to get this cleared up. 13mo
collegecatlady Could you send me a quick email to let me know which book from our genre swap is currently in your possession? Thanks so much! crystalellwood18@gmail.com 11mo
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West | Edith Pattou
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AHHHHHH!!!!! My most beloved book as a child that has maintained it's magic through these 15 years just got a sequel. I can't believe it. My heart is stuttering and I can't breathe from excitement.

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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It's like Christmas but better! Thank you so much @Copwithabook the books are perfect! I can't wait to rock those book nerd socks and the magnets make me chuckle.
Also, thank you for hosting @JoeStalksBeck
#myfavoritebookswap

TheKidUpstairs Those socks! 😍😍😍 1y
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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I giggled way harder than I should have. Also, I adore books that have a sassy sentient object sidekick.
#currentlyreading #fantasy

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Beren and Luthien | J R R Tolkien
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Ahhhh! I've had my eye on Beren and Luthien for so long that I was ridiculously happy to get a copy...there may also be some overlap in the items we got each other 😉 Everything is beautiful and perfect and I can't wait to light my candle and read . @cewilf you are the best and thank you so much! This community is really amazing. Also, thank you @Sorceryandswords for hosting!
#tolkieniteswap

Sophoclessweetheart Ah! Lovely package! Everyone is getting Beren and Luthien and I‘m so jealous! 😹😹 1y
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I've been so bad at keeping up on posting but here I am. I'm so excited to start this book! The original trilogy was really fun so fingers crossed this will be just as good. #currentlyreading #scifi

Copwithabook I LOVE the trilogy. Cant wait to hear what you think of this one! 1y
isy_the_owl @Copwithabook The trilogy is one of my absolute favorites! Do you usually read much scifi or fantasy? 1y
Copwithabook I used to think I didn‘t car for it, but I‘ve read a lot more of both genres in the last two years. Basically, if it has a good plot line, I‘ll give it a try. 1y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book. I wasn't invested in the characters and it felt like the author was just checking things off a list. The twists didn't shock me or take me by surpise. The concept of the book is what ultimately kept me engaged. In the end I enjoyed it but nothing really stood out to me.
#currentlyreading

cewilf Hello Sasha! Are you still active on here? I was going to ship your Tolkien swap box Monday. Let me know! 1y
isy_the_owl @cewilf I am! I'm super terrible at posting but I'm on here most days. I sent your package off 2 days ago so it should get to you soon. I can't wait for you to open it 1y
cewilf @isy_the_owl yay!! I can‘t wait! Yours will be on the way soon 😍 1y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I'm loving that there is a thunderstorm right now. How appropriate to read about Thor as it's thundering like crazy ⛈ #mythology #currentlyreading #thor

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Sea of Strangers | Lang Leav
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Once again I devoured Lang Leav's book. A handful stood out that really hit home, including this one. ♡♡
#poetry #currentlyreading #bibliophile

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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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My friends know me too well. Early christmas present 💙💙💙
#fantasy #bibliophile #merrychristmas #christmas #bookworm #currentlyreading

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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I haven't had enough time to devote to this book which definitely bums me out. But when I do have the time to read it, I can't stop smiling. I appreciate how even though the author is religious, he really understands the reasoning and viewpoints of his atheist characters.
#fantasy #currentlyreading #bibliophile #bookworm #oathbringer #nerd

TricksyTails What a cozy reading spot! 2y
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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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I could not contain my excitement to the point where I didn't sleep last night. I have waited almost 4 years for this book. Now it's time to hide from my world and delve back into Roshar 😍😍 Journey before destination
#fantasy #bibliophile #currentlyreading #love #stormlightarchive #happygirl #nerd #brandonsanderson #oathbringer

LiterRohde I have all three of these. I also have his first trilogy in the Mistborn series. I picked them all up because I listen to his podcast and love it. Haven‘t gotten to any of them yet. I should get on them. But he writes such big books! I hope I like them. (edited) 1y
isy_the_owl @LiterRohde I'd recommend starting with Mistborn. They are truly fantastic! The world building and magic systems are top shelf 1y
LiterRohde Thanks for the tip. I know sometimes if you start with the wrong book from an author, it can turn you off to reading anything else by them. I love Stephen King, but would probably not ask them to start with The Stand. Simply for size. That does not even count issues of theme and mythology. Conversely, if you get the right introduction to an author, you are willing to give the more challenging books a chance. 1y
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This book finally got me out of my book slump. I picked it up because of all the good reviews despite being hesitant at first and I am so glad that I did. Some parts are a bit predictable but I was so caught up in it and I didn't even mind. Also, I really appreciated how she didn't sugar coat Lila's character.

#fantasy #bibliophile #bookworm #booknerd #bookaholic

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I made it to the very end without crying and then I read this page and that last sentence got me. This book was so easy to get caught up in and such an honest look at anxiety and mental illness. I loved it. ❤

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10th anniversary special edition! This book is beautiful beyond compare with lovely drawings and so many extras. I fell in love with this book when I first read it years ago and I still haven't found the right words to describe how amazing it is. It's a damn masterpiece
#fantasy #inlove #currentlyreading #reread #thenameofthewind #bibliophile

MinDea Nice edition!!! 2y
DuckOfDoom Uhhh! I preordered this! Looks like I made the right choice😍 2y
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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First, any book that has a map is bound to be good...make it 2 maps with footnotes and I get excited. It's a brutal and beautiful story of an aspiring assassin who destroys a republic for revenge featuring a strong female main character with her shadow non-cat.
"Never flinch, never fear, and never ever forget"
#fantasy

Jefffromwv I have this ordered and on it's way to me! Very excited for it!! 2y
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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I don't think anyone could have put my feelings for books into better words.
#jaykristoff #currentlyreading #fantasy #bibliophile

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Green Rider | Kristen Britain
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Picked up these two beauties a couple days ago. It's ridiculously hard to not buy books when you are surrounded by them all day.
#bookhaul #bookworm #bookrecommendations #bookaholic #tbr #fantasy #newbooks

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Super happy that I picked up the Barnes and Noble exclusive edition for vol 2 today. I'm not a comic kind of girl but so far this series is blowing me away.
#monstress #steampunk #darkfantasy #fantasy #graphicnovel #artdeco #bibliophile

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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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The cover always seduces me... Jay Kristoff consistently has the best cover art on his books

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TricksyTails 😍 This cover! 2y
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