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ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz

Joined April 2016

WORDS IN THE HEART CAN NOT BE TAKEN. ~ Sir Terry Pratchett, “Feet of Clay”
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Bluebeard | Kurt Vonnegut
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Husband, father, veteran, painter, and recluse. This is the story of Rabo Karabekian and the life he fell into, his losses and his regrets.

I think it might be time to say that Vonnegut just might not be for me. This was very slow paced, & I find it difficult to get into a book where I so strongly dislike the POV character. This also felt very blunt in its critiques of American culture and its ending message. I did appreciate the end. 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑

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Doing the adult thing and getting the battery replaced before it dies again at a highly inconvenient moment. 😅

TheRiehlDeal A battery tip I‘d like to pass along: Don‘t let your battery percentage get down too low, like teens or single digits. I learned that the hard way with my previous phone and was worried it would shut off at an unexpected moment. Now I never let my iPhone 11 percentage go below 30% at most. 8h
ozma.of.oz @TheRiehlDeal It was actually my car battery I had to replace! 😅 But that is excellent advice! 3h
TheRiehlDeal @ozma.of.oz Oh! My bad. I saw your phone and figured it was for your phone. Car troubles are the worst. 1h
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The battery on my car died as I was waiting to pick up the nibling from school!

This was not how I wanted to get some reading outside done this week. 😂😂

kspenmoll So sorry but reading helps, does it not? 3d
ozma.of.oz @kspenmoll The book helped a lot with the boredom, less so with feeling dumb about the battery! 😂😂 3d
Ruthiella Oh, I hate car troubles! You have my sympathy. 3d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast

I am so excited to get to the last Great Library book! 💕

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Book Report Journal | Journals for All Staff
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#BookReport

Had some real fun reads this week!

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The Bone Spindle | Leslie Vedder
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It‘s here! I‘m so excited to get to this! I‘ve had this on my TBR list since I first heard about it! 💖

#LMPBC #GroupU #Round14

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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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A very interesting niche genre, let‘s talk about isolation horror! 💀

1. An island hotel, surrounded by waves and storms. ⛈
2. Tagged!
3. The knowledge that no one can come for you, that you are alone against whatever horrors are there with you.

#SundayFunday Have a wonderful day and remember to tag me!

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Happy #Readathon time! Thanks to @Andrew65 for hosting!

My goals!
📗 Finish Bluebeard
🎧 Start my #Bookspin book
☀️ Read outside for at least four hours

#MarvellousMay Happy reading everyone!

Andrew65 Good luck, and thanks for playing along 😊 1w
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Thanks to @TheSpineView for tagging me!

1. A little bit of time outside everyday. ☀️
2. Began the hunt for a therapist. 🤞🏻

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Fingers crossed for you to find a (good) therapist! It‘s tough. I‘ll be getting one when my insurance covers it. Thanks for playing 📖🌸☺️ 1w
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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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Once again, Murderbot‘s efforts to uncover the secret, sordid history of the company that owned them are interrupted by having to rescue some humans in over their heads. What‘s a Murderbot to do?

Murderbot is so freaking relatable, & I love it. Their desire to escape into their media, their aversion to interacting with people. We get some more world building, more reasons to dislike The Company, character growth, & a tease of an ending!🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Ruthiella Murderbot is awesome! ❤️ 1w
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I Shall Wear Midnight | Terry Pratchett
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Anti-witch sentiment is growing in Tiffany‘s home of the Chalk & the Disc in general. It‘s a witch‘s job to do the messy work that needs doing, so it‘s up to Tiffany to defeat the power behind the hate.

Well, damn. This was rough. It‘s a darker book than previous Tiffany books, but still with Pratchett‘s ever present hope. Hope for change, progress, & kindness. It‘s also a constant lesson on self care when you‘re shouldering the world. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

ozma.of.oz #OokBOokClub CW 👇🏻 (edited) 1w
ozma.of.oz Chapter 2, child abuse and forced abortion, Chapter 4 suicide attempt and death of a parent 1w
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*le gasp* I am vibrating with excitement!

#CoverReveal

peanutnine 😳😳😍😍 1w
TieDyeDude 🎉🎉😍 1w
DrexEdit Woot! 😁🎉🎉 1w
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Rapunzel's Revenge | Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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Raised in the high walled garden of her mother, Gothel, Rapunzel has led a very sheltered life. What happens when she learns the truth of what is outside the wall? Wild, Wild West shenanigans. Fairy tale style.

This was pretty darn adorable. Middle grade, so a quick read, and pretty simple art, but with fun characters, an interesting twist, clever fairy tale cameos, & a VERY proactive princess. Will definitely be picking up the sequel! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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Rapunzel's Revenge | Shannon Hale, Dean Hale
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When I was in elementary school, my school had a Books and Bagels thing they would do every so often.

When my sister brought home some rainbow bagels from Philadelphia, I knew what I had to do. 😂

5feet.of.fury How pretty! 2w
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Alyce is 100 years into her war to subjugate the courts of the Fae under the rule of her Dark Court & working to lift the curse keeping Aurora asleep.

I enjoyed how this story examined a centuries long cycle of hatred & it kept me guessing with betrayals, twists, & secrets.

It felt like the time skip was only to have the “100 year curse” & to skip over most of the war. There‘s all these side characters I wanted to know more about. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz #ARC #NetGalley Release Date: May 10th, 2022 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast

Can‘t wait to get to the next Murderbot book! ❤️

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Book Report Journal | Journals for All Staff
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#BookReport

Looking forward to finishing up I Shall Wear Midnight this week!

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month in the United States! 🌊

1. Kawami Strong Washburn is a Hawaiian author on my TBR for a while now!
2. A book about the Chinese workers of the Trans Continental Railroad!
3. https://stopaapihate.org/actnow/

#SundayFunday Have a great day and don't forget to tag me!

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mom2bugnbee So happy! FINALLY the adaptation we've been wanting! 2w
Scochrane26 When I saw this, I thought the cast fit their characters. 2w
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Thanks so much for the tag @TheSpineView !

1. All the books downloaded to my tablet (I refuse to actually calculate how high that number is 😅), and at least two physical books!
2. Of course! What if the battery dies on my tablet? Or I‘m sitting next to water?

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 3w
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The stories of 25 women entrepreneurs are simple & quick to read, showing the importance of the accomplishments of these women. Every story also has a gorgeous portrait!

These women are as diverse as the difficulties they have overcome. & it is fascinating to see about all the different things that inspired each of these women. There are a lot of modern women in here, but also some amazing historical stories including Madam CJ Walker! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

ozma.of.oz #ARC #NetGalley Release Date: May 9th, 2022 3w
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In Place of Fear | Catriona McPherson
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Newlywed Helen is excited to start working for a couple of doctors at beginnings of the NHS. She may end up in over her head when she's dealing with reluctant patients, grouchy doctors, & a girl found dead in the lower level of her new house.

A great job at scene setting. & we get an immediate sense of Helen & her values. I don‘t like writing out accents phonetically. And that plus slang meant I had to reread a lot of the dialogue. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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Yo, yo, yo! This month Tor‘s eBook Club book is actually a bundle of three! Available for download in mobi and ePub formats before 11:59 PM ET, May 6th, 2022.

https://ebookclub.tor.com #TorBookClub

Available in the US and Canada.

psalva Thanks for sharing! 3w
rabbitprincess Ooh the prequel to Locked In! I will definitely be downloading that. 3w
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A Choir of Lies | Alexandra Rowland
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I am so excited for May‘s #BingoBoard ! I‘ve got a lot of exciting Library holds coming in!

#BookSpin 5 - A Choir of Lies by Alexandra Rowland

#DoubleSpin 20 - The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

#Roll100 - Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!!! 3w
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Here‘s my April #BookSpinBingoResults ! This ended up being a rough month for my reading, so I‘m hoping May will be better! ❤️

Read4life It was rough for me, too. Hope we both have a better May. 🤓 3w
ozma.of.oz @Read4life I believe in us! 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Bluebeard | Kurt Vonnegut
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Follow up doctor‘s appointment! *sigh*

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It finally is starting to feel like spring! I can‘t wait to read outside! ❤️🍃❤️

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Really going to try and finish In Place of Fear this week! 🤞🏻

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Cussy is one of the blue skinned people of Kentucky. She works as one of the Pack Librarians supported by the New Deal. This is her story.

This style felt very slice of life. Lots of interesting 2nd characters and historical context, but ultimately disappointing. Lots of threads that got dropped. A predictable ending that felt unearned. The last 10% kind of felt like overkill in the number of traumatic events. I hate time skips. 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑

ozma.of.oz CW 👇🏻 3w
ravenlee Yes, everything you said! It felt so promising, but story lines went nowhere, horrible things just kept happening and happening and happening. 3w
ozma.of.oz Sexual assault chapters 2 and 5, abortion chapter 3, child death chapter 34, suicide chapter 37, parent death chapter 45 3w
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ozma.of.oz @ravenlee Right? It felt kind of like trauma porn to me. And then everything‘s magically been fixed by a time skip in an epilogue? I felt manipulated. 3w
ravenlee Manipulated is a good word for it. I mentioned in a discussion that the ending, which makes so little sense, seems to set up the sequel. But given the amount of time between books that doesn‘t make much sense…I‘m just lost. I wanted so badly to like SOMETHING about this, but just no. 3w
ozma.of.oz I just looked it up and yeah, the description for the sequel makes me so confused. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Oh well. 3w
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Got my #BookSpinBingo board ready to go with the three #Roll100 books!

I really hope this month is better for reading! 😅

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A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Books in SPAAAAAACE 💫

1. ✨ D R A M A ✨ If it‘s not giving me the same level of drama as watching a soap opera with my grandma when I was little, it‘s just sparkling sci fi.
2. Done! On my #NewYearWhoDis list, just waiting for the hold to come in!
3. What‘s the planet where it rains diamonds? I think it‘s Neptune. 🚀

#SundayFunday Have an out of this world day, and don‘t forget to tag me!

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In honor of Independent Bookstore Day on April 30th, Libro.fm is having a weeklong sale! Monday April 25th through Sunday May 1st!

Get some new books and support a local bookstore!

https://libro.fm #Librofm

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast

My hold on the next Murderbot book came in! ❤️

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Book Report Journal | Journals for All Staff
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Forgot to post this last night! 😂

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🏨 Seemed a fitting topic after the week I‘ve had. 😂

1. Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Only if you aim well enough.
2. ❤️❤️❤️
3. Tagged and stacked! Although it‘s a pandemic book, so I‘ll probably wait a while before getting to it.

#SundayFunday Hope you all have a good weekend!

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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Antoinette Cosway moves from a traumatic childhood of loss and pain to an arranged marriage with a man who cares more about her money than her.

Made me think of The Yellow Wallpaper. A fascinating exploration of of the expectations of a woman with wealth, and what happens when she brushes those expectations aside. Also, very lush descriptions.

This felt very disjointed, and I feel it actually suffered by switching POV multiple times. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz Thanks again @iread2much ! ❤️ 1mo
5feet.of.fury I read this in high school and could not get it. I didn‘t understand who anyone was. I should really try again as an adult. 1mo
ozma.of.oz @5feet.of.fury If you enjoyed Jane Eyre, I‘d recommend giving it a second chance. 👍🏻 4w
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Home again, home again, jiggity jig. With three blood clots and a prescription for blood thinners. Fun times.

Going to move to a different book. Reading about the beginnings of the UK‘s NHS is not what I want right now after spending last night in the emergency room.

This was my #LittleChristmasSwap from @iread2much and I‘m so excited to get started!

AmyG Yikes. Hope you are better soon! 1mo
asterese I hope you get well soon! 1mo
BiblioLitten Hope you get well soon. 💕 1mo
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sarahbellum Feel better soon 💖 1mo
rockpools Urgh. Blood clots are scary. Hope you can take it super-easy for a few weeks. Get well soon! 1mo
Yuki_Onna Good you're back home. Get well soon! 1mo
BookBr Ugh the ER is the worst. I hope you‘re feeling better soon. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no! Feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 1mo
truthinfiction Take good care!! Hope you feel better soon! ❤️🌺 1mo
iread2much I hope you enjoy the book! 1mo
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In Place of Fear | Catriona McPherson
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New Reading Location Unlocked: Emergency Room!

While this book is keeping me on pins and needles, I‘m getting stuck with a bunch too! 😅😅

Thanks for the well wishes!

chill_bro_baggins omg first like 1mo
ozma.of.oz @chill_bro_baggins You goofball. ❣️ 1mo
julesG Feel better! 1mo
bookaholic1 Feel better soon!! 1mo
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In Place of Fear | Catriona McPherson
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At the doctor‘s again! 😂

I hate everything right now.

BookBr Hope it goes well! 1mo
AmyG Hope all is ok. 1mo
Trashcanman Wishing you the best. ❤️ 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you‘re ok!! 💛 1mo
SW-T Wishing you all the best and future wellness to enjoy. 1mo
kspenmoll Take care - wishing you health & wellness.💕 1mo
Ruthiella Sending positive vibes! ❤️ 1mo
Eggs Oh nooo-whatever it is-May it be brief! 1mo
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Cinder, a gifted mechanic, has no intentions in being swept up in interplanetary politics & a murderous Queen. But that‘s precisely what happens when Prince Kai asks her to repair an android.

I‘m really glad I had the opportunity to visit this again! The sci fi was fun, very space opera. Cinder was great & had a agency. The prince had his own story. I‘m curious to see what happens after that cliffhanger, so I‘ve got the sequel on hold! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

ozma.of.oz #LMPBC #GroupU #Round14 Hope to drop this in the mail tomorrow! We‘ll see how the leg is feeling! 🤞🏻 (edited) 1mo
Sharpeipup Love that cover! 1mo
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GondorGirl I love these new covers so much, but can't justify buying the series all over again. 😫 1mo
fredamans My favorite YA series of all time! 😊 These new covers are epic though! 1mo
Bookwormjillk Got this today! 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast

Looking forward to sitting down with my two current reads and finishing them up in the next couple days. 💕

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Thank you everybody for the well wishes!

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Doctor says the leg pain of the last few days is probably the beginnings of a small blood clot. 🙃🙃

So it‘s a take it easy day today!

Susanita Take care! 1mo
peanutnine Oh goodness, hopefully nothing too serious. Feel better soon! 1mo
BookishBelle Definitely take it easy! Feel better soon! 1mo
Ruthiella Oh no! Take it easy. ❤️ 1mo
BookBr Eek! Hope you stay well! 1mo
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My Dearest Darkest | Kayla Cottingham
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In honor of my sister‘s friend‘s novel getting published (& tweeted about by Stephen King!) we‘re talking dark academia today!

1. Yup! Love me some creepy gothic nonsense in the world of higher learning! 🤣
2. 👆🏻 Aforementioned sister‘s friend‘s book!
3. Ossa University. But the students call it the Ossuary. 😏

#SundayFunday Have a great day, and remember to tag me! 💙

KateReadsYA Omg just bought the tagged book and am so excited to read it. Is this the one your sister's friend wrote??? 1mo
ozma.of.oz @KateReadsYA Yup! It‘s so exciting! (edited) 1mo
KateReadsYA @ozma.of.oz Wow to have Stephen King comment on it, just amazing! I did see they said it has a IT vibe to it 😁 made me buy it honestly 1mo
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ozma.of.oz @KateReadsYA Yeah, my sister blew up my phone texting me after sending me a screenshot of the tweet! 😂 1mo
Megabooks Congratulations to her!! 1mo
KateReadsYA @ozma.of.oz I don't blame her 🤣😁 1mo
braddsibbersen If I might name drop my own Mad Science U series here... (though the school's name is kind of mundane - Madiport Island University). The University of Cosmopolis from the writings of Edward Heron-Allen is another good one. 1mo
ozma.of.oz @braddsibbersen I will definitely be looking both those suggestions up! 👍🏻👍🏻 Thanks for the recs! 1mo
LindaLappin the darkest I know is The Secret History by Donna Tartt... 1mo
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It snowed yesterday. 😤

I was getting all excited for spring, going to pull off the covers of the patio furniture. And snow. Boo.

So I‘m curling up with some cinnamon apple tea with a bit of honey and my #LMPBC book.

Jgacreations Oh i love that one! 1mo
Marialou Love this book! 1mo
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Unseen Academicals | Terry Pratchett
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To keep the funding of a VERY specific inheritance, the Wizards must compete to maintain the livelihood to which they have become accustomed. Compete, in a game of football.

The wizard books are not my favorite, so I was excited to meet all these new employees of the University that aren‘t wizards. We get loveable characters while also examining mob mentality, stereotyping The Other, and sports culture. A bit of a slow start for me. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

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Thanks to @TheSpineView for tagging me!

1. Yeeesss… I‘m trying to be better! I‘m actually using @PuddleJumper ‘s #Roll100 challenge, made up of the oldest books on my TBR.
2. I plead the fifth, on the grounds that answering this question may incriminate me. 😂😂

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Your answer to #2 can't be any worse than mine at 20+ years. Thanks for playing! ❤📚❤ 1mo
BookNAround @ozma.of.oz @TheSpineView My oldest one is 30+ years and counting. Oops! But maybe that‘ll make you both feel better about yours. 🤣 1mo
TheSpineView @BookNAround Like my age.. I'm not counting anymore! 🤣 1mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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*incoherent screaming of fangirly joy*

I thought Disney killed it! I‘m so happy I could cry! 😭

https://www.tor.com/2022/04/11/nimona-film-adaptation-picked-up-by-netflix-annap...

#BookAdaptations

Suzze I am sooooooo excited! I squealed when I heard the news this morning! 1mo
Addison_Reads This made my day. 💚 1mo
BookBr OH EM GEEEEEEE!!! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Oh, that‘s wonderful! Should mean lots more attention for this fantastic book! 1mo
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The nibling decided they wanted to read to Bluey and Bingo today! 💙🧡💙🧡

Johanna414 Bluey and Bingo are very popular in this house too! 1mo
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I‘m really looking forward to sitting down with my #LMPBC book! ❤️