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katelynd

katelynd

Joined June 2016

"A reader lives a thousand lives before (s)he dies." - GRRM
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Excited to start reading & listening to this one!! I never read it as a kid but I remember it being on my accelerated reading list. Shame on me! Oh well, I‘m reading it now! 😄 #goodreads #readingchallenge

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This one nearly made me snort-laugh!! 😂 Christian has grown on me & I love Raven - their witty banter back & forth is often funny, but this was so darkly humorous that I had to share it!! 😃

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It's kinda neat to read this again 20 years later. Especially now that I'm 30 years old, have been to Universal Studios' Harry Potter park, and have tasted a few of those awful Every Flavor Beans. 😂 I got 1 regular fruit flavor & 1 sausage,...& stopped there.

Glad I'm re-reading it! 😊 #harrypotter #20yearslater #lovethisbook

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😂 Yep. True in fiction, & in real life. 😂

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This was a great book for what it is. It's easy to get into, and there is plenty of action. A strong female character is something I generally enjoy, except Raven can be a little annoying. She's headstrong & stubborn, which of course tends to drive her to make poor decisions, which will likely frustrate you. If you can put up with that, it's a great light read. Moving right into the next installment. :)

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"Do you believe in what you do, every day? It turns out that belief happens to be a brilliant strategy.
Many people are starting to realize that they work A LOT. And that working on stuff they believe in, and making things happen is much more satisfying than just getting a pay check, and waiting to get fired, or die." - Seth Godin ??

#work #9to5 #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #freelance #tribe #community #fulfilling

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#GIRLBOSS | Sophia Amoruso
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This one has been on my To-Read list for a few months now. Finally getting around to it, & I gotta say, I love Sophia & I am really enjoying it so far!! 🙌🏻 #girlboss #business #funny #witty #honest

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"Create your own future history." - Carrie Green

I have really enjoyed this book & will be reading again, I'm sure. ? #FEA #femaleentrepreneurassociation #sheboss #girlboss #ladypreneur #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #organization #motivation #business #book #shemeansbusiness ?

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River Marked | Patricia Briggs
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This one was a really fun read. It's taken 5 books for the romance to really kick in, and I'm happy with that pace. It's a nice change from the they-met-and-fell-madly-in-love-at-first-sight type of romance that's prevalent in most stories. This book also involved Native American mythology & mysteries and I loved it! I finished it today, & I'm moving right into the next installment :)

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"What I forgot is, the line between black-and-white is the line HE draws." - Mercy Thompson
I loved that line! When I heard it (audiobook) I had to write it down so I could mark it later in my kindle book! #quote #mercythompson #adamhauptman

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Bone Crossed | Patricia Briggs
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On Mercy Thompson book #4! I'm enjoying this series more & more, with every book I pick up from it. They just keep getting better!!

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Blood Bound | Patricia Briggs
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This one was really good! Moving right into Iron Kissed!! #mercy #thompson

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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This was a cleaner version of #TrueBlood, basically. Involving fae, werewolves, vampires, and more. Basically no romance (for once!), and a strong female lead (my fav!) that other male characters respect. Overall, a pretty good read; I'm glad I found it. Im already on the 2nd book now, Blood Bound. #paranormal #fantasy

Gryffindorian I loved this entire series! 6y
katelynd Yay! Glad to hear the rest of the books are good too. So far Blood Bound is really good! 😍 6y
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Hahaha, yeah. Nathan + Nicci. ? I love the characters in TG's books. "I believe he used the word obnoxious." ? #funny

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Annihilate | Jaymin Eve, Leia Stone
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Not a literary masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, and the first sentence is: WTAF? (Not abbreviated) 😂 Excited nonetheless!! 🤓📚

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Ignited | Desni Dantone
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😂 this reminds me of walking around with my husband. He always fast-walks like he's on a mission, no matter where we go, meanwhile I'm just casually walking around, taking in the sites. #lol #reallife #funny

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Poison Princess | Kresley Cole
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SO HAPPY I stumbled upon the #PoisonPrincess book which started me on the #ArcanaChronicles #series ‼️ In the back of #ArcanaRising there was a preview of book 6, coming spring 2017! SO EXCITED‼️
😃😁😃😁📚 #comingSOON #bibliophile

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Arcana Rising | Kresley Cole
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REALLY enjoying this 📚!! I'm sure it will end in a cliffhanger, like the others. It I love this world & the characters!! 😍💜

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Midnight Star | Marie Lu
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So excited to start the 3rd installment of Young Elites! 😁😁😁📖📚😁😁😁

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Moving into book 3. Can't wait to see how it ends!!! 😁 #series #finale #trilogy #bibliophile #YA

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I went right into Hollow City from the first book & really enjoyed it. It's faster moving, I think & there's nothing but adventure and a huge twist! Going right into book 3! 🤓

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"I felt it, too: the dread, the weight of the horrors we‘d seen, which replayed themselves in an endless, lurid loop in my mind. But you can‘t feel bad every second, I wanted to tell her. Laughing doesn‘t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better. It doesn‘t mean you don‘t care, or that you‘ve forgotten. It just means you‘re human." - a sentiment I can agree with all too well! #laugh #cry #badthingshappen

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Starting #HollowCity today! The #book was so good that I had to jump right into the 2nd one! 😃
I also #read in the last section after the story ended, that the #author found (w help) the #photos 1st and wondered what each person's story was & why they took that photo, so he made up the story based on the #found #photographs. How cool is that? 📖📚
#YA #fiction #lovetoread #ransomriggs

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This book is really #entertaining so far! I bought the audiobook, which came with a wonderful #PDF full of the #oldphotos #mentioned in the book. They were so #dark, #creepy & #intriguing that I ended up buying the #Kindle book too! #lovetoread #peculiar #children

raresquarebear I really enjoyed the photos! They fit the story so perfectly. 6y
katelynd Yes, me too!! 6y
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My favorite #local #bookstore (The Bookshelf) in #Thomasville Ga, had a midnight release party for the new #Harry #potter book! #getindie -----
They also do this really neat thing, where the #employees write a very brief #review/recommendation for #books they've read & really enjoyed, on #bookmarks & place them in the books on the #shelves for sale. Brilliant! I #loved knowing they've read so many of my #favorites also!

SusanInTiburon Some of our bookstores do that too. I think they're called shelf talkers. Definitely makes you interested in the book! 6y
katelynd @SusanInTiburon I haven't heard of that, but I really love the idea! It does work really well! 6y
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Starting this one today!! FINALLY! 😁😁😁😁😁😁 #sarahjmaas #empireofstorms #fae #fantasy #magic #lovetoread

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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"I would not be weak again. I would not be dependent on anyone else." Feyre
-- I had finished re-reading Queen of Shadows & was craving more from #SarahJMaas so I decided to read ACOMAF again & I'm so happy I did. I think I could even start it over yet again! I LOVE this book. Feyre becomes so much more in this installment & Rhys, ...well he may have become my favorite male character of all time. lol #fantasy #fae #fairies #magic #strongfemale

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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I love Sarah's books! The MC has evolved SO much since book 1. I'm doing a re-read of this to get ready for Empire of Storms; can't wait to see what they do next!! 📚📖💜 #bibliophile #lovetoread #reading #books #fantasy #assassins #queen #sarahjmaas #empireofstorms #aelin #rowan #aedion #chaol #fae #favorite #author #throneofglass #bookFour #bookFive

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Day Zero | Kresley Cole
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Anyone else totally obsessed with the #redacted #information in #DayZero ?? 📚📖💜 #Hiding it makes me want to know this #blanked out info so much more!! lol - I can't wait for the next book!! #bibliophile #kresleycole #book #lovetoread #arcana #chronicles #playthegame #whoisthelastcard #teamjack #teamdeath #eviegreen #poisonprincess #empress #thefool

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Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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If this book is ever made into a movie I will flip!! I've always wanted to see it on screen!! My favorite kids book of all time. Seriously!! Re-read it countless times!

#phantom #tollbooth #book #nortonjuster #movie #adaptation #classic #children #story #novel #clever #imaginative #Milo #watchdog

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Day Zero | Kresley Cole
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Starting this one today! This novella seems to be just extra background info, but the next installment comes out in 2weeks! So I will be prepared! #arcana #chronicles #series

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I've never read a book about a mermaid before, so I figured I'd give it a try. I have no illusions that this book will be a hidden gem, but I am hoping it will be some fun, light reading after the serious ones I just finished. Haha 😄 #herestohopingforthebest #orworst #mermaids #maybeitwontbeterrible

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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This was such a good book! A #dystopia set in the #future, where #church isn't #separate from #state & abortion is #illegal. The #main #character is charged with #murder for having one & the bulk of the book is how she lives with the #punishment for the #crime in such a #world. The book is a #journey for her, and about who she became after the #abortion.

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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"Was that all her religious beliefs had ever been then, a set of precepts so deeply inculcated in her that they became automatic, even instinctive? Hear the word God, think He. See the misery of humankind, blame Eve. Obey your parents, be a good girl, vote Trinity Party, never sit with your legs apart. Don‘t question, just do as you‘re told."
More than halfway through & still enjoying it! #womensrights #reimagining #femalelead #abortion #dystopia

DaviBooktrovert Do you think abortion is OK? 6y
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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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So far, this book is very intriguing. Instead of wearing the "Scarlett A" the non-violent criminals are injected w a virus that changes the skin color to whatever color represents the crime they committed. This world does not have a separation of church & state, & Roe vs. Wade was overturned, making abortion illegal. The book is heavy on religion, but not always in the best light so far. Very interesting tho

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan

Starting a new book today. A reimagining of The Scarlet letter; seems interesting. We'll see! #reimagining #reselling #scarletletter #futuristic

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I Was Here | Gayle Forman
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I'm in #readers #withdrawal now, after finishing this awesome book. It's still all I can think about, but it discussed the very sad & serious topic of #suicide. I loved #Cody's #character and her #strength that she only found during her #journey. #depression is very serious & should absolutely be treated like the #illness it is, with no #fear of the #stigma that's usually attached to it.

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I Was Here | Gayle Forman
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This book was SO GOOD. I could NOT put it down, literally. I switched between reading & listening & finished it in 2 days between working full time & a 30 min (1 way) commute. The characters felt so real, & their reactions felt so honest; these people nearly became real to me!

#LOVEDit #favorite #author #suicide

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Blood Beyond Darkness | Stacey Marie Brown
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Several of my #CurrentlyReading books, plus I also started #listening to #SixOfCrows. Re-reading #HarryPotter too and I'm REALLY into #IWasHere at the moment. I have #readers #ADD apparently. 😄😁

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I Was Here | Gayle Forman
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My friend seriously just #read this entire book in just a few hours on her day off & now I want to start reading it too!! 😃😄 I 💜 Gayle Forman's books! I haven't yet read one by her that I didn't like! ---- #marathon #reader #ilovegayleforman #books #favorite #author

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This #book has been on my #ToRead list for ages, and now the movie is coming out. I rolled my eyes @ first, but just watched the #trailer & it looks great!! Makes me want to #read it before the movie comes out!! ----#booktomovie #adaptation #booksturnedintomovies #movie #bestseller

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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"The world will be saved & remade by the dreamers."
CAN'T WAIT!! #EmpireOfStorm #SarahJMaas #ThroneOfGlass #series #newbook

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Anarchy | Jaymin Eve, Leia Stone
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Great escape reading. Definitely not a literary masterpiece, but its prequel, #Ash (& so far this one too) have both been #fun to #read. #ya #bibliophile #lightreading #leiastone #author #MatefinderSeries #audiobook #narrator #kindle #vampire #hybrids

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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi

I tend to only buy the physical copies of my absolute favorite books, but I saw this book & the others in this series at Books A Million the other day and realized at this point I could've totally wiped out the whole Teen section. lol I've read so many & love them all! #bibliophile #lovetoread

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“But I cannot hate that boy and girl for what they tried to do. The way we live, the way we‘re forced to live—it makes us desperate.” --excerpt from the book

It was shorter than I thought it'd be. The last portion of it is a preview of Six of Crows. Interesting insight to the Darkling tho!

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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Started Ruin & Rising yesterday (on pg 45 now), and more than #halfway to this year's reading #goal. Looks like I'm on #track with my #Goodreads #reading #challenge!

#RuinAndRising #LeighBardugo #Grisha #SunSummoner #trilogy #lovetoread #bibliophile

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"Fear is a powerful ally, but feed it too often, make it too strong, and it will turn on you." - The Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo

#demon #fear #woods #leighbardugo #quote #book #bibliophile

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - Albus Dumbledore

"Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love..."

#WandsUp

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Blood Beyond Darkness | Stacey Marie Brown

So help me, that queen better die in this one. lol 😄 Only 20% of the way through.

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Dwellers Of Darkness | Stacey Marie Brown
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I really am a sucker for these books. lol - I know they're not literary masterpieces, but I do very much enjoy reading them anyway. 😄

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