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leahrosereads

Joined April 2018

Daydreamer. YT: youtube.com/leahrosereads | GR: goodreads.com/leahrosereads | IG: instagram.com/leahrosereads
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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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Only about a third into this, and it's good, but so freaking disturbing.

MStew Ooo I wanna read😃 12mo
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Such an excellent book filled with so many great optimistic lines. This is a library book, but I'll be buying my own copy soon. This is a book I'll definitely be re-reading.

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Big Hard Sex Criminals | Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
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Soon book, soon.

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Hex Wives (2018-) #1 | Ben Blacker
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I'm not sure if I'll be sticking with the single issues of this series. I'm intrigued, but at the same cost of Image single issues, I'm losing out on about 8 pages of content. And that's a bummer to me.

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The Queens of Innis Lear | Tessa Gratton
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Bailedbailed

My first DNF of 2019. The fantastic writing couldn't save the watching paint dry feel of this.

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In an Absent Dream | Seanan McGuire
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This was fantastic and ended up beating out Every Heart a Doorway for my favorite book in the series so far.

I loved Lundy's story so much. She reminds me of me when I was younger, and I just empathized with her so much.

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More Shit My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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I have to share this super funny book with you all! It had me laughing out loud on every page, and pretty much every paragraph.

His dad reminded me of mine - hard working veteran with a bit of a foul mouth.

Excellent book even if it might be a bit problematic for some.

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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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I read The Winter People a few years ago, and that book started my love for Jennifer McMahon stories.

And though I still have several of her backlog to read, this will be the next I consume.

Have you ever read a book that completely redefined your taste in different genres?

Crazeedi I have the winter people on my shelf but havent read. I'm going to add this to my tbr! 1y
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Genuinely enjoyed this one more than Ava Lavender. Still a very atmospheric and beautifully written book with amazing family ties.

However, unlike Ava Lavender, Price Guide felt more consistent plot wise, and I preferred Nor as a MC.

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This was a reread for me, and it was absolutely perfect for a cool October night.

Still one of my favorite Bradbury's and one that I'd recommend to anyone. It's atmospheric and a tad spooky with a fantastic friendship.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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I know we all love having the next book right away, but sometimes when a story has a chance to simmer on the mind of an author, something magical happens.

In this case, a sequel that rivals the brilliance and depth of the first novel.

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Just a few of the spookier reads I'll be picking up this month. 6 days in, and I've finished V-Wars.

What do you think I should grab next? Leaning towards Something Wicked This Way Comes.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I finished my second middle grade story of the year, and I loved it! Where were these stories when I was younger?

This was dark and scary, yet still very age appropriate. The setting was so entrancing and the characters were well developed. I'm definitely interested in seeing where the sequel takes us!

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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It's been a while since I've been left so very underwhelmed by a book. But, I have such a pretty edition of the trilogy, that I'll probably continue.

My expectations are extremely low for the other two books though.

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Willa of the Wood | Robert Beatty
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What a whimsically, wonderfilled novel. Willa was an excellent character to follow and her heart and desire to be good were inspiring.

There were definitely some dark elements to this story, and I loved how the author weaved those situations with the fantastical.

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Bruja Born | Zoraida Cordova
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This was a fantastic book filled with diverse characters, wonderful worlds, and heartbreaking realness. I definitely recommend!

Karkar Cool cover! 2y
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Head on | John Scalzi
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I absolutely loved Lock In when I read it earlier this year, so I can't wait to dive back into this world!

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Bruja Born | Zoraida Cordova
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The weekend reads!

Soon my lovelies.

Soon.

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Invader Zim | Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart
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#getgraphic is going on this weekend, so I decided to start this beauty!

BookishMarginalia So pretty! 2y
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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Sometimes I can listen to an audiobook on its own, but I think I need to pick up a copy of this book to readalong in. I'm so lost.

Also, I'm not digging the narrator.

keys_on_fire I hate that feeling. I have found that I can only listen to memoirs/biographies if I haven‘t already physically read the book. I just can‘t follow along with plot points because my brain just goes off on its own tangents. 2y
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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A little lost on what to read next:
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
2. Carry On
3. From Twinkle, with Love

Thoughts?

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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My very ambitious TBR for July...5 days late.

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Day 2 of the Tome Topple readathon, and here's my TBR! Of course, I'm still reading Broken Monsters, so you know, off to a great start.

LibrarianRyan Awesome chair. 2y
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Cats on Catnip | Andrew Marttila
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Two worlds that I can't wait to re-enter this year, and one new release that has brought me so much joy.

What books are you looking forward to during the second half of 2018?

thereadingowlvina There are quite a few - Smoke & Iron (Rachel Caine), A Map of Days (Ransom Riggs), The Clockmaker's Daughter (Kate Morton), Dark Tide Rising (Anne Perry) 😁 2y
leahrosereads @thereadingowlvina Wowzers! This is why I love bookish communities. I'm always hearing about new and interesting books I've never heard of. Definitely going to check these out to see if they're up my alley. 😀 2y
Crazeedi I ❤️the cover of cats on catnip! So precious! 2y
leahrosereads @Crazeedi and that's just a taste of the cuteness found within those pages! 2y
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Introvert
Sleep more - I never get enough as is
Audiobook
Clean - I would rather not poison myself or others

Don't force it. Take the reading break and try something new during it. Crochet, hike, yoga, volunteer, whatever.

The books will always be there waiting and willing to be read when you're ready.

@hermyknee #bookslumpblues

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Broken Monsters | Lauren Beukes
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"I dreamed I was a dream of a dream."

My self-imposed reading ban is over. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish this strange book, a single issue comic, and a graphic novel before the end of the month.

What are you currently reading?

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Downward to the Earth | Robert Silverberg
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I bought a mystery box of science fiction books. Keeping 9, contemplating 8, and definitely getting rid of 3.

Not a bad deal of $10.

tammysue A wonderful bargain! 2y
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This or That? | Delphine Chedru, Bernard Duisit
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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I'm on a self-imposed reading ban until I've written reviews for these 5 books. But, I'm itching to start Metamorphosis... so the reviews need to happen soon!

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Sitting on the beach, reading a good book, has always been my idea of a fantastic vacation!

Just started this beast, but I don't think I'll finish it by the ocean. Vacation is almost over!

It was fun while it lasted.

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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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#Riotgrams Day 1 - Selfie. My hand counts right? This is a reread and I reloved re-reading every moment of this story. It's dark, whimsical, and so atmospheric.

Storytelling done right.

BookaholicNatty I love you background!!! And the book too! ❤️❤️😍 2y
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Wytches Vol. 1 | Scott Snyder
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"Pledged is pledged."

I'm giving this another try. I read the first three issues and just couldn't get into the story. Hopefully reading it through the first arc will help.

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Busy Monsters: A Novel | William Giraldi
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1. Traveling, traveling, traveling
2. Tagged
3. Indianapolis, IN
4. \|/ Sloth \|/
5. 83, but with the humidity at 90+%, I'm sure it'll feel hotter

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

knittedgnome I love Indy too! We go at least once a year for a convention my hubby goes to. I was surprised what a cool town it is. Looking forward to visiting again next weekend. 2y
leahrosereads @knittedgnome Gen Con?? My husband and I go every year and it's why I fell in love with that city. 😀 2y
knittedgnome Actually the first time we went to Indy was for Gen con but I was so busy we barely left the convention center. We always go for circle city con, and information security conference. The son and hubby are busy so I get to explore. 2y
leahrosereads @knittedgnome Ooo, I've heard that's a great con, but we've never madede it out for it yet. Hopefully one year, we'll get to go. 2y
knittedgnome They both really enjoy it! I'm not computer minded so I don't attend. We live in MI so it's not too bad of a drive 2y
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Sometimes, I do the #booktube thing. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite comic first lines/panels/pages.

https://youtu.be/shgQ9MnJWrU

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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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I just started this, but I'm already really interested in where it's going to go. I have hopes that it'll stay on the dark and gritty side, but we'll see.

goodthinkrebel I'm only a few chapters in and I'm hoping the same! 2y
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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So difficult!!

1. The Wanting Seed
2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3. The Absolute Sandman Vol 1
4. Strange the Dreamer
5. Something Wicked This Way Comes

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho It is hard but thanks for playing 🏝💚📚 2y
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To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
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I love readathons! Here's my tentative TBR for the Scallywagathon created and co-hosted by BookTubers HardbackHoarder and Read All The Books.

It's going to be so much fun!

InBooksILive Those are all very high on my TBR! 2y
leahrosereads @InBooksILive I hope you're able to get to them soon! I'm currently reading The Merry Spinster. It's taking me a bit of time to get through, but I'm really enjoying most of the stories. 2y
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I don't know what it is, but collections take me forever to get through. I can finish a 500 page book in a day, but it takes me weeks if it's short stories.

Anyone else deal with mental blocks like this when it comes to your reading?

thereadingowlvina I hear ya! I guess I need to readjust my mind for every new story. It's difficult for me. That's why I don't usually read short stories 😐 2y
leahrosereads @thereadingowlvina 😁 Totally understand where you're coming from. That may be my issue too. I'm not sure. I can sometimes go from book to book to book without a break, but other times, I give myself a couple days to a week between novels. Never thought of it as an adjustment period. 2y
Jess_Franzino I‘m the SAME way with short stories. I think it‘s because short stories are self-contained, whereas with novels you have to keep going page after page to find out the resolution. 2y
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leahrosereads @Jess_Franzino 😁 I'm glad I'm not alone in this!!! 2y
rightasrain13 I can totally relate! Btw love your collection of figures and such, they made Cthulhu look so adorable 😂 2y
leahrosereads @rightasrain13 yeah, Cthulhu was a 2 AM purchase on Amazon a while back. I have no regrets! 2y
rightasrain13 Oh I've definitely been there, especially with those cute pop figures! Could never regret Cthulhu 😆 2y
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Intersect Vol. 1 | Ray Fawkes
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I don't know why this graphic novel has such meh reviews. It's very bizarre but such an interesting story.

I definitely recommend if you like weird, horrific stories.

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Unbury Carol: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Mehso-so

I didn't like Bird Box, and I know that a lot of people really did. If you did, I'd recommend picking this one up.

If you've never read Josh Malerman and want to read a horror novel, this isn't one. It's a mix of Western, thriller, and something that attempts horror, but never quite manages it. It's a bizarre story that follows too many characters in too few pages. Another excellent concept unrealized.

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Back in the wonderful, whimsical world of Sandman.

What have you been reading this weekend?

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Absolute Sandman: Vol 02 | Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
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I read this massive beast hunched over a table because it's too large and too heavy for my lap. But I love it, so I adapt.

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Daughter of the Siren Queen | Tricia Levenseller
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Spent World Book Day reading this beaut cover to cover! How did you spend it?

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I re-found comics in my mid 20s, and I'm so happy. I love collecting stories every month, but I'm super behind on these beauties.

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This was an outstanding one-off and may have had some of my favorite gods/themes in these additions.

Kieron Gillen mixed a traditional comic set up with prose and it worked incredibly well (though the prose was a tad flowery at times for my tastes). The art was beautiful and added so much depth to this story (as per usual).

Cannot gush enough about this series!

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1. Harry Potter | 2. Mac n' Cheese | 3. Any fish |
4. Halloween (candy counts right?) | 5. Red Robin
#manicmonday @joscho

JoScho Candy for sure counts! 2y
leahrosereads @JoScho 💛🍫🍬🍭💛 2y
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"This will have to be my masterpiece." - Ananke

What's about to go down in these 55 pages?!

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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I'm absolutely loving this so far! The writing was a bit jarring for the first 20ish pages til I got used to it.

Do you ever wish you were at the end of a book because you so desperately want to know what happens now? And just can't wait to get there? That's where I am with this book.

mab-solenne I'm at the end and now wish I were at the beginning. So I'm rereading! 2y
leahrosereads @makovienka yay!! 😄 It's a good book. I love Borne. 2y
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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1. Winter is coming (in a few months or days, whenever)
2. ✋ Fiction fangirl here! ✋
3. Too antisocial for a book club
4. Print preferable, e-books considered

@SilversReviews

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Nice to meet you. 2y
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I stopped by the comic store for my pulls and couldn't pick between the covers...so I got dupes of The Wicked and the Divine issues 34, 35, and 1923AD. Whoops.