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Joined November 2018

a college student trying to read as much as possible
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This actually isn't a bad time for me for #24in48 considering how crazy busy my weekend was! I did a lot with my family but still managed to read some.

julesG 👏👏👏👏 1d
Librarybelle Great job! 1d
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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This stack is all the physical books I'm thinking about for #24in48 ! I know I won't get to them all, but I'm excited to see how much reading will happen

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I had to return this to my library before I could finish it, but I am very excited to finally be returning to it!

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Malice | John Gwynne
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I'm only 130 pages into this beast and I've kind of hit a wall!! I'm working on it, but can't seem to get into the reading mood

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Wow this was so mysterious! I couldn't wait to figure out what was happening, and I loved all of the characters. I'm so satisfied with the writing style and the narrative choice.

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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Elsie Chapman, Ellen Oh
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I really enjoyed this collection of short stories! I read about one a day before going to bed and it was a really nice way to end the day, learning more about other cultures while reading great plots and characters. Of course, there are some I enjoyed more than others!

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LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media | P. W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking
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Umm! Wow this book was so spooky and amazing! It really breaks down the effect the internet is having on politics and global connections. I learned so much from this book and I'm definitely going to think more critically about how I interact with social media from now on. There were so many little surprising details that I kept having to read aloud to my roommate!

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Perennial | Kelly Forsythe
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This broke my heart! I don't know how to rate this, because I loved a lot of the poems included, but most of them I didn't really understand. This is a poetry collection centered on violence, especially school shootings and Columbine.

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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AHHHH this book murdered me. I wasn't sure what direction it was going to take, so every moment was suspenseful. I saw part of the ending coming, but the other part absolutely floored me and now I can't wait for the third and final book! What am I supposed to do before then?

businessmermaid I feel exactly the same way about this gem! My jaw actually dropped at the end. 5mo
orange.books @businessmermaid Exactly! Even hours after finishing I was doing some homework and would get unfocused because all I could think was JUDE 5mo
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Across a Star-Swept Sea | Diana Peterfreund
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This is a book I absolutely adored years ago so I wanted to reread it! I still really enjoyed everything that happened, and it's been so long since my last read that a couple moments were pretty shocking.

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This was such a sobering read. It's hard to imagine what these women went through as they slowly and painfully died from the radium paint their bosses told them was safe. There were a few times I was reading this in public and couldn't help but tear up as I read about the ways they died from an incurable poison.

goodbyefrancie This one was hard for me. Environmental Health and Safety is my career, and this story is just horrendous. I had to read a little at a time and then set it down for a while. 5mo
orange.books @goodbyefrancie Oh wow! I can't even imagine how hard it must have been. 5mo
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The Candymakers | Wendy Mass
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This middle grade was so clever and cute! It was quite surprising and unexpected, and the ending was really sweet. I got super hungry while reading it. Thanks @AsYouWish ! #NewYearWhoDis

AsYouWish Yay!!!! So glad you liked it!!! 6mo
JoScho Fun cover! 6mo
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Not Another Bad Date | Rachel Gibson
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Aww this was such an enjoyable end to this companion series! I'm really happy to have read this, and I think the slight supernatural element was really funny and fit with the tone of the story. #NewYearWhoDis @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!!! I am so glad you liked it!! I love her books and this series so much!!!! 6mo
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Smoke in the Sun | Renée Ahdieh
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I'm so excited that I finally read this one! I was a big fan of the first book, but wasn't sure if I would like this one. I ended up loving this one more!! I loved the characters and their changes.
#MountTBR2019

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Heck yeah I'm doing this last minute because my only class tomorrow was cancelled #24B4Monday

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!!! 🤘🏻😆🤘🏻 6mo
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Wow this made me super nostalgic! I remember as an elementary schooler seeing this play performed by the older kids. I definitely noticed a lot more how weird some of the events are, but it made me laugh. The songs sang by the Oompa Loompas we're very entertaining to read as well.
Read through #newyearwhodis for @AsYouWish

AsYouWish I love the songs!!!! I have gotten a few of my students to read this and they tell me that is their favorite part too!!! 6mo
bookseller_cate I still remember being in grade four and my teacher stopped at “turn on the lights” and the whole class screamed “no! more!”. She held firm, though. 📚❤️😊 6mo
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Tangled Up In You | Rachel Gibson
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Aww yay! I read this for #NewYearWhoDis and really enjoyed it, it was super interesting and really unexpected. I love the main characters and their chemistry, even with their pasts getting in the way sometimes. @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!!! I am so glad you liked it!!! There are more books in the series, I like the series because you don't have to read them in any certain order. 6mo
orange.books @AsYouWish Oh I didn't know that! I read the first two before this one, and really enjoyed them both! 6mo
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The Dream Thieves | Maggie Stiefvater
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Oooh yay! This was a reread for me before I dive into the previously unread 3rd book. I definitely enjoyed this much more the second time around, I picked up more plot moments and character dynamics that added to my love of the story. I am so excited to continue!

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The Secret | Julie Garwood
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First book read for #NewYearWhoDis !! I really enjoyed the character growth and all the warm and happy feelings this book gave me. Thanks @AsYouWish for the recommendation!

LaurenReads Old Julie Garwood historicals are the best!!!! 6mo
orange.books @LaurenReads Yes they are!! I've binge read a couple more after finishing this one and have greatly enjoyed her historical romance! 6mo
AsYouWish Yay!!! I am so glad you liked it! I love her books, both the historical romances and her contemporary romances. 6mo
orange.books @AsYouWish Awesome! I'm excited to read a contemporary, now that I've read a few of her historical! They've set the bar really high. 6mo
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Alright, I've put a huge chunk of these on hold at my library!! I'm pumped to start reading this list. The ones highlighted are the ones I've already read :)
#newyearwhodis @monalyisha @AsYouWish

AsYouWish Yay!!! I hope you like them! I tried to put a variety of genres on the list. 7mo
monalyisha Especially excited for “Sweetbitter”! 🍊 7mo
orange.books @AsYouWish Yeah! I'm very excited, they all seem to be genres I enjoy or want to read more of! 7mo
orange.books @monalyisha Me too! I had only vaguely heard about it before and after reading the synopsis I am very intrigued! 7mo
AsYouWish @orange.books @monalyisha Sweetbitter is such a good book and I loved the show too! I can't wait to see what you think of it. 7mo
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The Year in Review | Freedom Forum Media Studies Center
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Alright, I guess since it's finally 2019 I can't squeeze in any last books, so here is my 2018 reading review according to Goodreads!

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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So I guess this is probably my last read of the year! This reread was a lot of fun, it's definitely a very slow-moving story but was much easier to read another time around. I'm excited to reread book 2 then finally continue on with the rest of the series!

IheartYA My favorite series! ❤ 6mo
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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Whoo. I spent almost 8 hours today finishing up this audiobook! Even with listening to it at 2.75 speed, it took me a while to get through! Rereading it, I still enjoyed it just as much as the first time, maybe more as I was trying to figure out foreshadowing for both the ending and the 3rd book(which I'm hoping to make my 1st read of 2019!). I'm not sure I'll get any more reading done tonight because of the emotional toll!

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This was an enjoyable and quick read! Not very character driven or developed, but the plot (about a girl having to save the president's son in the middle of nowhere Alaska) was gripping.

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My read tonight! I got about halfway through it, which I am satisfied by. I need to head to bed but can't wait until tomorrow to continue reading it!

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There was an adorable romance. But for me, the stars of this book were the incredible development of the main character and her relationships with her Dad and new coworker Rose. I love how much Clara learned about herself and what she really values in life!

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Wow I'm really enjoying this fantasy series! I was so concerned with how everything was playing out. I felt so intensely for all of their characters and their individual plotlines, I am very excited to read the third and final book.

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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I was expecting a lot more from this! I think the plot was definitely very interesting, but the space/alien jargon was such a labor to get through I never wanted to pick it up. The ending was pretty entertaining.

readinginthedark Oh no! I had high hopes for this one, since I love her Fairyland series. 6mo
orange.books @readinginthedark You definitely might enjoy it more than I did! I would still try reading at least the first couple chapters, as it might be easier to fall into if you've read her writing before! 6mo
readinginthedark Yeah, I might still give it a try. 6mo
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Competence | Gail Carriger
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I feel like I've only been able to read audiobooks lately?? It's annoying but oh well.
I love this series/universe so much!! I loved the development of all the characters, especially Prim and Percy. I can't wait to see what happens in the last book, and I wonder if there will be any more series in the universe?

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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So I'm at school and my copy of Queen of Air and Darkness is at home so I'm rereading the first two on audiobooks! I love all of these characters so much, every time something makes them unhappy I want to cry.

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I've learned how much I enjoy generational stories and this one was no exception! As well, this one was all about moving to America and how to connect your traditions and culture to your new situation.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I think I read about 12-13 hours! There were a couple times I left the timer on by accident. I read quite a few different chunks of different books.
#24b4monday #readathon

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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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Hmm if this isn't my favorite book, it's definitely close. I can't help but absolutely love every single part of this novel! The world is so whimsical: man-eating water horses that are raced every November. Sean and Puck, the main characters, have such chemistry. I love their individual plots and their plot together!
The audiobook is a great way to read it, all the music heard is composed and performed by the author herself.

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 8mo
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This was crazy dramatic to the point where I wasn't sure if I would like it! However, the characters and their development really pulled me around in the end and I did indeed enjoy this.

monalyisha 💖 My favorite is 8mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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This sounds like so much fun! I don't have a whole lot going on next weekend, and was planning on getting some reading done this upcoming week
#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid Awesome will be glad to have you join us 🤗 8mo
Andrew65 Will be great to have you with us. 😊 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈😊👋🏻 8mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Here's my current read! I've been wanting to check it out from the library for about a year and it was finally just sitting there. I'm about 120 pages in and am highly intrigued.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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BookNerd9906 Welcome to Litsy. Loved this book! ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 I'm sorry to say I didn't like this one, but that's one of the things that makes Litsy great. Whatever you like or don't like is ok🙂 8mo
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95 Poems | Edward Estlin Cummings, George James Firmage
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I read a bit of poetry at the library today!

RaimeyGallant Hope you had fun! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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orange.books @Jovy thank you, I appreciate it! 8mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 Welcome!!! So glad you‘ve joined us. There are some great “how to” videos at: https://youtu.be/mH6Xdr_CACI 8mo
orange.books @CouronneDhiver oooh thank you! I've added them to my watch later playlist! 8mo
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