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ladyneverwhere

Joined March 2018

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@Jerdencon @Shakespearience @RavenLovelyReads I think I'm going to go with future home of the living god for #lmpbc unless anyone has any objections. Getting started on it tonight as long as you all approve 😊

Shakespearience Never heard of it so I approve 2w
RavenLovelyReads I‘ll read anything- never heard of it, you got my stamp of approval! 🤓 2w
Jerdencon I‘ve never heard of it either so sounds good. I have 2 choices at hone but don‘t remember what they are and I‘m currently in Ireland so I will post them by the weekend when I‘m home. 1w
ladyneverwhere Ok great, thanks everyone! And have fun in Ireland @Jerdencon ! 1w
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Troilus and Cressida | William Shakespeare
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Woefully behind on my #bfcr2 check-ins. I've been out of town for a wedding and not on social media much. I've managed to drink plenty of water and walk a lot, which is not my goal of more structured fitness classes but oh well 🤷‍♀️. Thanks for checking in @wanderinglynn

I'll be spending the fourth catching up on my #shakespearereadalong with Troilus and Cressida
@merelybookish

wanderinglynn Way to go on your water and walking! 🙌 It may not be what you intended to do, but it's still great progress! 2w
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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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This was a very fun if somewhat predictable YA novel about seafaring girls seeking revenge. I have obviously already put the sequel on pre-order

#noselfcontrol

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@Jerdencon @Shakespearience @RavenLovelyReads These are the books I was thinking of for #lmpbc. If anyone has preferences let me know, otherwise I'll choose one at random 😊.

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Shakespearience I haven‘t read Their Eyes Were Watching God since high school and have always wanted to read again...otherwise Future Home sounds intriguing 🤔 But also cue the usual “I am game for whatever” 1mo
RavenLovelyReads Their eyes were watching God- but I‘ll read anything:) 1mo
Jerdencon I've read Tana French and their eyes were watching God (both really good) - I'm up for anything too! 1mo
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All the Birds in the Sky | Charlie Jane Anders
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I loved this genre mixing, terrifying, optimistic novel. It combines so much of the world we live in (climate change, technological advancements, good coffee) with lovely sci-fi/fantasy touches (talking birds and doomsday machines). I can't wait to read more from Anders ❤️

CouronneDhiver This book didn‘t work for me at all, but for all of the reasons you gave, I can see many people really enjoying it. 👍🏽 Definitely an adventure! 1mo
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As of yesterday your book was on its way back to you @Laura317 (a week later than promised, sorry!)

The post mark will be a little different than normal. I've been such a mess lately that I took the book with me on a trip to North Carolina and mailed it from there instead of from home 🤷

Laura317 @ladyneverwhere No worries! 3mo
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Finished this hilarious and sweet read for a long distance book club I'm doing with two of my best friends, inspired by #lmpbc. The characters are incredibly flawed but I was happy and surprised to see how much they each grew and matured throughout the story.

@MoniqueReads305 thanks for including this in my stuffed stocking swap package a few months ago!

monalyisha I love that you brought #lmpbc to your irl friends! 💕 3mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha it's been so great! We all chose really different books and it's been a great way to remind us to keep in touch even if we're just checking in about our progress 3mo
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I finished this last weekend but have been so busy with work, class and picking up after school shifts that I haven't had a chance to get it in the mail to you yet @Laura317 . I'll get it out to you either Monday or Tuesday.

I really liked the book and loved participating in #lmpbc with Laura, @emilyjwhit9 and @Laughterhp! I can't wait for the next round of sign ups since I missed the newest one 🙈

Laura317 This group was awesome! I enjoyed every book. I can‘t wait to read everyone‘s comments! @Laughterhp 3mo
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Loved everything about this book: Kossola's harrowing narrative, his storytelling, the explanations on how Hurston developed her relationship with him and the literary intrigue that followed investigation into her work decades later. I can't recommend it highly enough!

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@Laughterhp I got this in the mail this weekend! Can't wait to get started. #lmpbc

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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@Kayla.Adriena thank you so much for your thoughtful and generous #blitsyhistorymonth package! You did an amazing job on the books, I'm dying to read all of them! And the gifts were lovely. I especially loved the candle and the print. But really I just love everything you sent, thank you!!!

@Chelleo #bhm #bhmswap

riversong153 👏🏾 👏🏾👏🏾 5mo
Kayla.Adriena You are so welcome!!! I was stressin over that candle , couldn't decide which one to pick out and then surviving the mail system 😬 5mo
Chelleo Great set of titles! Nice @Kayla.Adriena !! Happy #BlitsyHistoryMonth!! 5mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This has been my favorite #lmpbc pick so far, but I think I might end up being in the minority with that opinion 😆. I won't say much so I don't spoil it for @Laura317 but I'd love to hear what other people think of it in the comments.

@emilyjwhit9 @Laughterhp

ladyneverwhere @Laura317 I just dropped the book off at the post office. You should be getting it in a couple days 😊 5mo
Laura317 @ladyneverwhere Great! I‘ll be watching for it. 5mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Working my way slowly through Washington Black in this gorgeous yurt in Nova Scotia. I'm loving the book but it's taking me longer to read than I thought it would because of the violence and pain Wash has to deal with. I keep having to take breaks after reading a couple chapters. But I should be done with it in the next week or so and have it sent out! #lmpbc

@Laughterhp @emilyjwhit9 @Laura317

Bookwormjillk Wow! 5mo
Laura317 What a view! 😍 5mo
Laura317 What a view! 😍 5mo
Laughterhp I mailed out the next book to you as well today. Should be there Wednesday! 5mo
emilyjwhit9 Wow! Great place to read that book! That is part of what took me so long to read it too! 5mo
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Signal Boost | Alyssa Cole
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Forgot to post this at the time but my black history month book swap package was sent on Friday and should get to my match with plenty of time to spare 🥰

@Chelleo

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾Thanks!! 5mo
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Camille | Alexandre Dumas
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For #lovehate day 4 my pick is Marguerite and Armand from Camille. Even though you know it won't end well for them, the pieces where they're happy and together in the countryside make it well worth the read.

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueGreads Aw that adorable! I haven‘t read it! Sounds like I need to! 5mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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My favorite couple comes from Kingdom of Ash. Lorcan and Elide are my everything and Lord Lorcan Lochan was one of the most delightful surprises I've come across in a long time. #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueGreads Can‘t wait to start this series soon! 5mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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The "darkling" is the worst villain ever. He is a cry baby, misanthropic, boooooring bad guy and I really don't understand the love he gets from fans. By the end of this series I was convinced I was never going to read anything by this author ever again. Then I read Six of Crows without realizing it was the same author and fell in love with her work ?. Regardless the darkling is still a trash villain.

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress #lovehate

ladyneverwhere Also full disclosure I couldn't find the name of the artist who created this image, but if anyone knows who it is I'd love to properly credit it 😊 5mo
Laughterhp Yes! The darkling was the worst! 5mo
ErinSueGreads I dig the art. I‘ve been toying with this series but sounds like six of crows is the one to start with all the way around 5mo
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Yes! I got my #blitsy #bhmswap package from @Kayla.Adriena. Thank you Kayla and thank you @Chelleo for organizing! My package will be sent out to my match by Friday 😁

Chelleo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 5mo
Kayla.Adriena Yay! 5mo
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The Twits | Roald Dahl
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Oh The Twits. My favorite, ridiculous, evil couple that I've always loved. They are perfect in every way and are one of my favorite Roald Dahl creations, which is saying quite a bit. I can't wait until my nephew is old enough for me to share my #lovehate of the Twits with him.

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

CarolynM Great pick, I love the Twits too. We had a CD of Simon Callow reading it which we used to play on car trips when our kids were young. So good! 5mo
ErinSueGreads I have been toying with rereading Roald Dahl! The twits was always my favorite one too! 5mo
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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I really liked this #newyearwhodis pick. Gay can make worlds and characters feel real in only a few pages, and some of her imagery is incredibly striking. A lot of the themes and language got repetitive though and I ended up not loving it as much as I thought I was going to. I also don't know if I'll be in a rush to read her other fiction, I'm not sure I could stomach the violence in long form.

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monalyisha I can understand your hesitancy! Its rough...but I loved so many of the stories. Maybe knowing about her life (via “Bad Feminist” & “Hunger”) helped me to accept & understand the thematic repetition. 5mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha that makes so much sense, I wish I had read her nonfiction first. 5mo
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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Two posts in one day is definitely a first for me 😂 but I got home and found this waiting for me. Thanks @Laughterhp , I can't wait to start it!

#lmpbc
@Laura317 @emilyjwhit9

Laughterhp Glad it got there faster than expected! 6mo
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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This book. I've never read any of Roxanne Gay's books before ( I know, I know #badfeminist). But I've always loved her articles and listening to her give interviews. So far this book is only deepening my appreciation for her. @monalyisha was right in warning me what a tough read it is, but so far it's my favorite thing I've read this year.

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lele1432 This is next up on my tbr! I can't wait to dig in. She's a really talented writer 6mo
ladyneverwhere It's so good @lele1432 ! I'd love to know what you think of it once you read it. 6mo
monalyisha Honestly, if not for this book, I wouldn‘t love Roxane Gay nearly as much as I do. Previously, I was impressed with her as a personality but not as a writer. This book changed everything for me. 🖤 6mo
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This is a decent pick for me but I can't say I loved it. I was totally with the book, even through the random circus adventure that really didn't amount to anything. But that "big reveal" ?. . . It was too ridiculous, even for me. That being said, I've already requested the next in the series from the library #noselfcontrol . Thanks @monalyisha for the #newyearwhodis rec!

monalyisha Omg I don‘t even remember what the big reveal was! 😂😂😂 I know I limited the choices to books we read within the last year so that we would theoretically remember the details enough to have engaging conversations but umm...🤷‍♀️ Sorry about my brain! 🙈 Happy you liked it enough to give the next one a go! 6mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha she's the legitimate daughter of the prince of Wales who secretly married her Irish Catholic famous actress mother 🤪. It's a good thing I was on the train when I got to that part, otherwise I might have thrown the book across the room. 6mo
monalyisha @ladyneverwhere Ohhhhhhhh yeah!!! 6mo
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"I expect you are merely hungry. Things always look darkest when one is hungry or tired, I find."

? Yes, Veronica is speaking directly to me in this #newyearwhodis recommendation

@monalyisha

monalyisha Cheese is a powerful problem-solver. 🧀 6mo
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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Absolutely loved it! Great #newyearwhodis recommendation @monalyisha ! Spoiler-y comments about my love for Nate below 😍

ladyneverwhere I'm not the most careful reader so when I see something coming in a book it must be glaringly obvious to other people. With that in mind I saw Shasta as the big bad a mile away but I was surprised that Nate was her son. It was not at all the surprise from him I was expecting and I loved it and how the team handled everything ♥️ @monalyisha 6mo
monalyisha YES! So glad you liked it! It‘s a totally bizarre book so it was a little risky to include it. 😅 6mo
suzisteffen Loved it when I read it. Fantastic book. 6mo
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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Loving the complicated friendships and sister-ships in this #newyearwhodis pick. And the demonic cupcakes. I love the demonic cupcakes.

@monalyisha

monalyisha YES! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Heroine Complex | Sarah Kuhn
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My library is really not cooperating with my #newyearwhodis reading. But I should be getting the tagged book and Difficult Women in the next day or two. And my other two I'll hopefully get before the end of the month. Though I might need to revisit @monalyisha 's list and bump some of my alternates up 😬

monalyisha I wouldn‘t be mad about that! 😉 Some of your alternates were my top faves. 6mo
monalyisha P.S. I bet you‘ll have better luck with Christina Lauren‘s “Love and Other Words,” since it‘s older! 6mo
monalyisha Did any of your other holds ever arrive? 6mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha yes finally! I'm reading a curious beginning right now and loving it and I have difficult women too. I'm hoping I can finish them both by the end of the month. The Josh and Hazel one might have to be a belated #newyearwhodis because I don't think that's going to show up till March 😑 6mo
monalyisha @ladyneverwhere Oh good! Once this month is over/my book club books are read, I may have to start in on the next Veronica Speedwell book. It was such a treat! 💖 “Difficult Women” took me kind-of a while to get through. It‘s not easy reading (it‘s harsh & painful)... but it‘s my favorite Roxane Gay to date. 6mo
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Alright @Laura317 ! Your book is in the mail and should arrive in the next couple days ♥️📖♥️

And sorry for the bitmoji, the post office was a mess today 😬

#lmpbc

Laura317 @ladyneverwhere The bitmoji is cute. I‘ll be on the lookout. 6mo
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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@Laura317 Young Jane Young is headed your way tomorrow (or the next day, it's my first day back at work with my students and we'll see how much energy I have at the end of the day 🤣)! #lmpbc

@emilyjwhit9 @Laughterhp

Laura317 @ladyneverwhere Alrighty! I‘m so confused on what day of the week it is, it won‘t matter! 🤪 6mo
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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Cozy coffee and snow day to close out a great year of reading.

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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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@kaye my favorite author used to be Neil Gaiman and Neverwhere was my favorite book. Thus my handle was born and I still use it for any online thing I do 😁

Kaye 😊 7mo
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The Park Bench | Chaboute
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And with the tagged book I've finally, actually, really completed a reading challenge for the first time. Note to self for 2019: Don't procrastinate on the graphic novels, they will sneak up on you and be hard to find at the library 😂

#readharder

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Monstress #11 | Marjorie Liu
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Jumping way outside my comfort zone this Christmas and reading this gorgeous graphic novel. I typically don't read graphic novels but am trying to actually finish my #readharder challenge this year and after finishing this I'll only have one graphic novel to go. Happy Christmas reading everyone!

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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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@Laughterhp we both chose purple as our pen color for #lmpbc. So far I've just been marking things I want to comment on with post its but I need to start going back and actually writing things. . . My purple is a little darker than yours. Do you think it's ok to use the one I have or should I try and find another color? Sorry for the newbie question! 🤣

@Laura317 @emilyjwhit9 feel free to chime in with your thoughts!

Laughterhp Either way! If it‘s darker it doesn‘t matter. Or you can use a different color. If I picked the same color, I would switch! (Which is what I‘ll do when I read your book). 7mo
emilyjwhit9 I think it‘s fine too. Besides the handwriting will be different. 😀 7mo
Laura317 I agree with @emilyjwhit9 7mo
ladyneverwhere Thanks everyone! I'll go ahead and change colors 😊 7mo
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Twenty Days of Turin | Giorgio De Maria
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I think I did alright #in2018, especially since I usually get books from the library instead of buying them. Though I was very surprised to realize I didn't give up on a book this year and that I didn't reread anything. That's a very unusual reading year for me 🤣

RealLifeReading You did great!! I‘m a heavy library user myself so yay libraries! 7mo
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So excited to read as many of these as I can in January! The titles in green are ones I'm definitely going to get to in January (provided the library cooperates) and the titles in pink are ones I'm going to try and work in if I have time ♥️. Thanks @monalyisha for all the amazing recommendations, especially the outside my typical comfort zone ones!

#newyearwhodis

monalyisha Ahhh! The top 4 in pink are probably my favorite 4 on the list. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 7mo
monalyisha Warning: Heroine Complex is *utterly* ridiculous. 7mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha I think utterly ridiculous is a perfect way to start the new year 😁 7mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Catching up on my posts and starting with this gorgeous book. Maas does an amazing job by all our favorite characters and leaves enough loose ends (Nox anyone!) that I feel like she has more exploring to do in this world. Can't say enough about how much I love this book. Time to go back and re-read them all.

Fan art by: dark-and-beautiful-art on tumblr

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So excited for my #stuffedstockingswap #sss package! Especially (of course) the books! I've been wanting to read them both forever! But I'm not sure who sent the package and I'd love to say thank you. Maybe @Avanders could solve the mystery for me?

MoniqueReads305 🙋🏿‍♀️ It was me, they one thing in forgot to include was a card. Sorry. 7mo
ladyneverwhere Oh thank you so much @MoniqueReads305 !! I loved the package! I already mentioned the books but I'm also super excited for the socks and my students are going to go crazy when I wear the hat the day before break 😁 7mo
Alfrazier21 Those socks are awesome!! 😍 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love those socks! 7mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ also, I see the mystery has been solved 😁 7mo
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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Yay @Laughterhp ! I'm so excited to read this for #lmpbc #round4 !!!

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Today my stuffed stocking swap #sss and my litsy markup postal book club #lmpbc were finally sent out! 📖📗♥️🎄

@Avanders @Laura317 @emilyjwhit9 @Laughterhp

Avanders 🎄♥️❄️💙☃️ 8mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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@Schnoebs thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! 🤞🤞🤞

#9daysoflitmas

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Words of wisdom from Dr. Carver on my trip to Missouri

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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My love affair with Alice Hoffman's work continues with this perfect book.

monalyisha It *is* perfect, isn‘t it? Have you seen the movie? How do you think they compare? 7mo
ladyneverwhere @monalyisha I saw it when I was a kid and didn't like it. So I held off on reading the book for years. But I think it's time to revisit it 😊 7mo
monalyisha @ladyneverwhere Yeah! There are some fairly big differences so it might be fun! (I saw it as a kid & loved it, haha. I watched it every Friday the 13th with my bff & her wonderfully-strange fam). 7mo
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Eve's Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery, and Horror | Fern Brady, Patricia Flaherty Pagan
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Thank you so much @SomedayAlmost ! I love my #witchplease swap and can't tell you how much I appreciate you resending the package! I also love that you edited the tagged book! Can't wait to read it and Spook Lights!

@monalyisha

monalyisha I‘m sorry your original package was stolen but am so pleased that you had something to open today. Thank you, again, @SomedayAlmost for coming through - twice! I love those little punny post-its. 😻 Happy #WitchPleaseSwap & happy holidays! 🔮 9mo
SomedayAlmost Enjoy! Happy Halloween! 🎃 9mo
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Not making near as much progress as I would have hoped for this #24b4monday readathon, but I'm enjoying this creepy book and my coffee regardless 🎃❤️

@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Don't worry sweetie, we all just do our best 😆 9mo
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Loving this book so far and can't wait to finish it during my first readathon! Then it's on to Practical Magic!

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TheReadingMermaid Welcome to your very first read-a-thon sweetie! Warning these are very addicting LMAO 😂. Also thank you for sharing 🤗 9mo
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@emilyjwhit9 @Laura317 @Laughterhp here are my picks for #lmpbc let me know what you all think!

Laura317 I‘ve read Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I‘ve been wanting to read Vicious, so that would probably be my pick, although the other two books would be interesting to read. 9mo
emilyjwhit9 I am good with Vicious as well! I have not read anything from that author and have wanted to. I am also excited about. American like me. 9mo
Laughterhp I‘ve read Long Way To a Small Angry Planet. I‘d be okay reading Vicious or American Like Me! 😊 9mo
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Look what I got in the mail on Saturday! Thank you @SomedayAlmost for sending another package after some goblins ran off with my first one!

@monalyisha #witchpleaseswap

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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Be on the lookout @SomedayAlmost ! As of yesterday afternoon your #witchplease package is on its way. I hope you enjoy it!

SomedayAlmost Yay! I can‘t wait! 9mo
SomedayAlmost It just arrived! Yay! Thank you so much!! 9mo
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Hocus Pocus | Kurt Vonnegut
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@Gissy really spoiled me for our #hocuspocusswap! I love everything you sent! I've been dying to read all of these books and I love all of the Hocus Pocus specific things (especially the mug, I can't wait to show it to my students!). On top of all that I love Puerto Rico so the local things you sent were so appreciated! Thank you so very much for the effort you put into all of this!

Gissy So happy you liked everything! I bought a mug for me too! We were lucky because I wanted to buy another one for my other match and they are sold out😢 9mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍🎃🎃 ty for participating! 9mo
Linsy Love that mug! 9mo
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