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phantomx

Joined July 2018

Devouring manga and (occasionally) bookjumping
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Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
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Work has been hectic, I'm still reading Payback's a Witch for #GroupP. I'm going to try to send it out this Friday or Saturday along with my pick for #GroupA #Round13 @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame @LibrarianRyan

IndoorDame Sounds good! 3d
LibrarianRyan I get it. I still have a bit to go with Heroine Complex. I am hopig for a send out on Friday. 3d
WanderingBookaneer No worries. I never got the Lorca poetry book, so I‘m sending Mirror Season to you with the Round 13 books. 3d
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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I am 50 pages away from finishing Like A Love Story, and then I will write down all of my reactions and thoughts on the book and final thoughts in the journal. I'm going to send the book back to @Soubhiville this week, and I'll be offically done with Round 12 for LMPBC for GroupP #lmpbc #round12 #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard

WanderingBookaneer It mentions some of the ACT UP actions in Like a Love Story. 3w
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Hit the halfway mark for this book. There is a lot happening in this story that really pulls at my heart, and everyone's annotations adds a depth to the story--I can feel the emotion of the other readers from #GroupP who've read the book #Round12 @Soubhiville @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer

bibliobard I haven‘t mailed my book back yet — just haven‘t had money or time. Hoping to change that this weekend 😩 3w
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian

I've been in a funk with reading lately, and I will be late in sending this pick back @Soubiville I am enjoying Like A Love Story though. I might not write as many comments in the book, but I will keep posting my progress. I have my bubble mailer ready! #lmpbc #round12 #lgbtq

Soubhiville As always no hurry! 🙃 1mo
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Thank you (again!) @MatchlessMarie I was suprised to see so many goodies in the package. Also, the alteration to the book is killer for A Good Girl's Guide to Murder #ANS

MatchlessMarie You‘re welcome! Glad you liked your box. Happy reading! 🎃🐈‍⬛👻 1mo
LibrarianRyan nice! 1mo
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Thank you @Chrissyreadit I love everything, and it was so sweet that you gave me an extra book😭. The coffee really made my day--Holy Cannoli, a phrase I will use for the rest of the year #AllHallowsReadSwap

suvata Best.Coffee.Ever. 1mo
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Thank you so much @MatchlessMarie Everything was so beautifully wrapped, and I loved everything in the box! The candy is amazing #HHS

MatchlessMarie Happy Halloween, friend! 🦇👻🖤 1mo
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Goals for Readathon:
🎃 Read all of lmpbc Group P pick
🎃Finish Berserk DE vol 3
🎃Prepare for November lmpbc
🎃Send out lmpbc pick
🎃Reach 50% of Readathon
🔥Bonus: Read and watch as many spooky things as you can before the end of the 31st
#20in4#Readathon #Halloween @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 1mo
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Goals Completed for Readathon:
✔Complete reading lmpbc for Group U
✔Read lmpbc for Group P
✔1/2 of lmpbc picks sent out by Oct 30
✖Continue reading Black Sun
✖Continue reading Berserk vol 3 DE
✔Obtain lmpbc picks for Group A & Group P
🎃Complete at least 50% of these goals
Completion: 66%
#outstandingoctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 A great outcome, well done and thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂😍👍 1mo
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Suncatcher | Jose Pimienta
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I enjoyed this graphic novel. I loved the story's setting and remembering the time when I read a lot of Chicana and Chicano authors. Also, it made me feel nostalgic for rock songs I haven't listened to in a long time and the time I spent with my grandfather. #yagraphicnovels #queerbooks #music

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Oh Hello Again @MatchlessMarie Thank you for the HHS box! I'm really excited to see what's in it; the little witch sticker is upping the temptation to open the box. Must resist #HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 1mo
MatchlessMarie Yes! 🕷🕸🎃 1mo
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Like a Love Story | Abdi Nazemian
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Jumping into the last book for LMPBC, I've read about 10 pages so far, and it's cracking me up #lmpbc #GroupP @Soubhiville @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard

Soubhiville Yay! 1mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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I loved this story in verse. Each entry was so beautiful, it made me cry--it reminded me of the many things my family and I have experienced, what we learned about each other, and understanding what home means to each of us. The annotations for #groupU felt personal and supportive. Coco thank you so much for sharing this book @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne #poetry #lmpbc

TheBookKeepers I‘m so glad you loved it ❤️❤️ I‘m excited to read everyone‘s notes 1mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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Read and annotated yesterday, and then I got to a point of the book where I started crying, and couldn't stop crying all day. I've had a book do that to me in a long time, and the annotations adds more to the book 😭 #poetry #lmpbc #groupU @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne

TheBookKeepers ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Saga 1 | Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
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Guess who's coming back in 2022...😲😲😲😢😭😆😆😆 I've provided a link to the article Diamond Distributors published on when the 55th issue of Saga will be published, and what Vaughn and Staples has in store for readers of the series. Link:https://diamondbookdistributors.org/brian-k-vaughan-fiona-staples-saga-returns/ #comics

Karisa 😱🙀😱🙀😱🙀😱❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Home Is Not a Country | Safia Elhillo
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1)Home is Not a Country
I am loving it, its made ne cry, feel heartache, and longing
2)Ace of Spades
Mindblowing novel
3)My Heart is a Chainsaw
I love homage to horror from the 70s, even classic horror films
#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Got my Altered Nightmare Swap package a few days ago! I was about to open it--thinking mindlessly it was something I ordered, but the #ANS stopped me immediately 😥 Thank you Amanda, I'm really excited to see the changes you've made to the book @MatchlessMarie @LibrarianRyan

MatchlessMarie Yay! Glad it got there safe and sound 🕷👻 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2mo
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Goals for Readathon:
🌟Continue reading lmpbc pick for Group U
🌟Read lmpbc pick for Group P
🌟Send out lmpbc picks by Oct 30
🌟Continue reading Black Sun
🌟Continue reading Berserk Deluxe vol 3
🌟Obtain next lmpbc for Group A and Group P
🌟Complete 50% of these goals
@Andrew65 #OutstandingOctober

Andrew65 Great goals, good luck. 2mo
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Sent out all of my swaps today, and they should arrive by Monday to all of my swapees. It was fun looking for the books and some items; my area started selling Halloween stuff very late. Don't get me started on shipping. My swapees provided helpful details on their preferences of books and various items. I am really nervous about my ANS design, I'm hoping my swapee will like it @wanderinglynn @LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon #HHS #AHS #ANS

LibrarianRyan i bet it fabulous. Plus, I know how mine turned out.

Yeahhhh
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 2mo
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Payback's a Witch | Lana Harper
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I'm at a crossroads of which book to pick for lmpbc Round 13 they all look really good, and the page count is different for each one. I'll tag the books in the comments #GroupP @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame

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IndoorDame This list looks great! I‘m particularly interested in the library of the unwritten and summer sons 2mo
bibliobard I have read Library and Every Heart and can say that BOTH are amazing. Let me take a look at these others and get back with you 2mo
bibliobard My vote is Spindle and Payback! 2mo
WanderingBookaneer I‘m fine with any of these. I haven‘t read any of them! 2mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @IndoorDame Decided on Payback's A Witch in order to push out of my comfort zone for awhile and see how this story will unfold 2mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 2mo
IndoorDame Awesome! 2mo
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Animus | Antoine Revoy
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I've picked out these for #lmpbc #Round13. I'm really set on reading Garlic and the Vampire--I'm not entirely sure what draws me into to reading frightening books that involve food @LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer @IndoorDame @suvata

LibrarianRyan My vote is for Over the Garden Wall or Animus. We did Nightlights for this section in like Round 8. And I have read Garlic and have just not posted my review. But I will reread if anyone wants. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer I haven‘t read any. 2mo
carlthecattt I have not read any of these. 2mo
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phantomx @LibrarianRyan @WanderingBookaneer @carlthecattt I'll go with Over The Garden Wall 2mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 2mo
IndoorDame Looks fun! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
phantomx I realized I need to Watch Over the Garden to start reading the first volume , well I have the whole weekend to do it😁 2mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer @LibrarianRyan @IndoorDame I've had trouble obtaining a copy of Over the Garden Wall, and there aren't used copies to purchase for it. I was thinking of going with Animus OR Life of Melody. They're both categorized as YA; I wanted to get everyone's vote and opinion again about which GN would go with the theme of our group. I've tagged Life of Melody in the comment 2mo
WanderingBookaneer 👍🏻 2mo
IndoorDame Animus feels more MG to me so I think that‘s my vote, but Life of Melody sounds like a total blast, so if people want to go with that one I‘m down for it 2mo
LibrarianRyan I‘m fine either way 2mo
IndoorDame Awesome! 2mo
LibrarianRyan yeahhhh 2mo
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After Round 12, I was going to take a break from lmpbc, but I've had so much fun reading everyone's comments, annotating, and pushing myself to read daily, I decided to participate again. I'm going to jump into Group A and stick with Group P for this round #LMPBC #Round13 @suvata

LibrarianRyan yeahhh 2mo
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I recieved my swap box yesterday! @Chrissyreadit is this for the Altered Nightmare Swap?

Chrissyreadit All Hallows‘ Read 2mo
phantomx Oh Awesome! Thank you #AllHallowsReadSwap 2mo
phantomx @MaleficentBookDragon Recieved my All Hallows Read Swap 2mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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I enjoyed this book for my lmpbc! This book was fast-paced, thrilling, and mind-blowing. The writing provided a mixture of stunning craft, character development, and an engaging plot that constructs emotions of fear, confusion, anger, and drama within the reader and demonstrating in action racial oppression, homophobia, social eugenics. #lmpbc #Round12 @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @Soubhiville

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@Soubhiville Sent out the lmpbc today for #GroupP, it should arrive on October 12th. @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @suvata #lmpbc #Group12

WanderingBookaneer Let me know when you receive my package. 2mo
Soubhiville Thanks! I‘m looking forward to reading this one. 2mo
phantomx @WanderingBookaneer I received your package. I'm excited to read them, thank you! 2mo
Soubhiville @phantomx No journal with this one? I‘ll be starting it in the next few days, thank you! 2mo
phantomx @Soubiville I felt that a journal wasn't necessary for this one, and I wanted to jump right into the book 2mo
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I've been waiting for this to go on a discount as an ebook, and I found out this debut series is not even in ebook form--I'm trying not to buy physical copies of manga til I have a new box for my manga...but I've been eyeballing this series ever since it came out. Oh well!😆
I don't read Omegaverse stories, but I decided to give it a shot--I think the paranormal aspect is what drew me in, and the cover for volume 1 gave off vampire vibes #manga

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@TheBookKeepers I sent out the lmpbc pick today, it should arrive in about 5-7 days (maybe earlier). I'll keep ya posted on the date #lmpbc #GroupU @SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer

TheBookKeepers That‘s fine! Thank you 2mo
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1) I am not participating in #Scarathon2021 this year sadly. Too many things going on for work, which eats up my reading time. But I'm excited to see what spooky reads each team will read.
2)Looking forward to readin':
*My Heart is a Chainsaw
* Harrow County (which is really hard to find now)
*Something is Killing the Children (which I've already started 👿)
*Gwendy's Magic Feather
There's more of course...
@TheSpineView #October2021 #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🧡🎃🧡📖 2mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Almost hit page 200 yesterday, I've been reading as much as I can, and I'll continue reading Ace of Spades today. I know it'll be a bit late sending out, but I'll do my best to send it out by the deadline. I'm enjoying it a lot! #lmpbc #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @Soubhiville @bibliobard

Soubhiville Again no hurry on my account! I‘ll be out of town until the 6th, so I won‘t start it until after that anyway 😊. Enjoy! 2mo
phantomx @Soubhiville Thank you for letting me know! I'll send it out next week 2mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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Starting Ace of Spades; reels ya into the story quickly and cut throat. Hoping to finish this by the end of next week #lmpbc #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @bibliobard @Soubhiville

Kenyazero Looking forward to seeing how you like it. I'm excited to read this eventually. 3mo
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Trese Vol. 1 | Budjette Tan
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This urban fantasy graphic novel set in the Philippines is strong with mythological rrpresentation, but okay with writing style and visual sequence of the story. With the first few stories, the writing and story sequence was jumbled, some chapters, character spotlight, and cases felt rushed. Alexandra Trese seemed flat in this volume. The last 2 stories grasped my attention and centered on a theme. I'll read volume 2 to see how the story develops.

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I loved this collection; Diaz's poems are provocative, moving, and familiar. I was struck with nostgalia when it came to her poems about her and her brother-reminded me of my own brother. Her provocative poems gave off vibes of Sor Juana Ines, and Diaz makes readers think about language and nature beyond what we understand of it. #lmpbc #groupU #poetry @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne @TheBookKeepers

SamAnne @phantomx I wrote so many comments in the original book that was lost. The poems about her brother really resonated with me as well. And I loved the poem about the Oregon wolf. I worked on wolf recovery and I followed that wolf‘s journey. 3mo
TheBookKeepers Looking forward to getting this one! BTW I‘m moving so I just emailed you my new address for the final poetry book 💕 2mo
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Working on finishing my lmpbc for #GroupU by the end of this week, I'm enjoying the imagery throughout this collection #lmpbc @TheBookKeepers @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne

TheBookKeepers ❤️ 3mo
WanderingBookaneer This book resonated with me. 3mo
SamAnne Loved this collection. Will read more of her. 3mo
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1) I think it depends on the genre. Also, with the fluctuation of small presses and independent publishing options, these factors have changed books too
2)Sometimes I can figure out twists
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📙📖📚 3mo
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1)Apple Cider
2)Life Saver Gummies
3)I try to put up small decorations
4)Black Sun
5)Pens, Pencils or other writing utensils, stamps, but I'm keen on any nonbookish items
6)Bookish stamps, Bookmarks; anything really
#ITSFALLYALL @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🧡🎃 thanks for playing!! 3mo
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1)Trick
2)That's a tough one: Vampires
3)Jack O'Lantern
4)Scary Book
5)Bob for Apples
6)Dracula
7)Haunted House
8)Either one
9)Zombie
10)Hot Chocolate, but I recently tried Pumpkin Spice
11)Bats
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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Goals for the Read-a-Thon:
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1)Continue reading Black Sun
2)Read LMPBC Picks
3)Collect Halloween Items
4)Finish Reading Berserk Deluxe vol 3 & 4
5)Complete 50% of the Read-a-Thon #SuperSeptember

EadieB @phantomx Thanks for joining in on the readathon! Great goals! 3mo
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1)I am unable to carve a jack-o-lantern due to time and space to do it (I love them though)
2)I do like fun socks, my size is an 8
3)My top favorite colors right now are black, pastel yellow, and blue
4)I'm not really picky on fall accessories
5)I'm open to other bookish accessories besides bookmarks
6)The Boulet Brothers always have the best horror outfits (in my opinion)
7)I like baseball or beanies
My tbr list is updated 😅
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 3mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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1) Black Sun (but I quickly reeled into reading Coyote 😳); returning to Black Sun soon
2)The Dark Testaments
3)My Chainsaw is a Heart
#Weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Mehso-so

3/5 🌟s. I loved Nima at the beginning of story and her confession to Ginny really reeled me in. However, after the Summer Lovin' Festival, the story was no longer appealing, and the characters were falling flat with the plot. Deidre, the drag queen, became more of a tool to solve everyone's problem rather than a person. The flow of the story didn't work for me, it was broken up. I was more exhausted than happy with the ending. 😧

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Finished Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens; I enjoyed reading it, RuPaul's Drag Race really pumped me up for it. I will be sending out this lmpbc pick tomorrow through the mail. I'll keep ya posted @Soubhiville @bibliobard @WanderingBookaneer #LMPBC #GroupP

phantomx @Soubhiville Sent out the lmpbc through the mail, should arrive by Saturday 3mo
Soubhiville I‘ll keep a lookout for it. Thank you! 3mo
Soubhiville It arrived today @phantomx 🤗Thank you! 3mo
phantomx @Soubhiville you're welcome, enjoy the book 3mo
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I think I went overboard on the Halloween Swaps....NOT! Tis that magical season of frights and delights, I adore Halloween. Thank you so @MaleficentBookDragon for creating this swap and thank you to @wanderinglynn for sharing the post on the swap #allhallowsreadswap 👻

wanderinglynn This is the bestest Litsy season! 🧡👻🖤🎃 3mo
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@LibrarianRyan You had me Nightmare Swap. I'm slowly trying to find my art sets to get myself prepared for the alteration I'll make to the swap I'll be assigned. I'm excited and curious about this one #nightmareswap #AlteredNightmareSwap👿

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3mo
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Signed up for the Huanted Hollow Swap hosted by @wanderinglynn! I really enjoyed it, and I found it to be a lot of fun creating a swap box for the person I was matched with. Also, I loved the items in my swap box. A definite event to participate in fans of Fall and Halloween season #HauntedHollowSwap

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I will be sending this out by Friday. I finished it awhile back, but things have been hectic for me on the last 2 weeks. #lmpbc #groupu @TheBookKeepers @SamAnne @WanderingBookaneer

WanderingBookaneer You should be getting the books on Wednesday (tomorrow). 3mo
phantomx @TheBookKeepers Sent out the lpmbc through the mail, should arrive to you by next Saturday 3mo
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Squeezing in the last 160 pages of the book for #lmpbc (I'm cutting it down to the wire sending these picks out 😥) I'm really enjoying it though #GroupP @WanderingBookaneer @Soubhiville @bibliobard

Soubhiville I‘m a pretty quick reader, so don‘t worry if you‘re a little late sending it! 3mo
phantomx @Soubhiville Thank you, I'll send out the book by Friday. 3mo
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Watching him go, my head shook as though acting independently of me--judging me for being even less adventurous than Charles. Charles. #FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

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1)Read all of Kings, Queens & In-Betweens
2)Finish reading Berserk Vol 3 Deluxe Edition
3)Send out LMPBC Picks
4)Start reading Black Sun
5)Complete 50% of the Read-a-thon
#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 3mo
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Completely forgot to post this when I finished the contemplation. Quite an amazing collection of poems that are thought provoking on the truth of history, race, gender, sexuality, and speaking out about other issues. #GroupU #lmpbc #poetry #round12 @WanderingBookaneer @SamAnne @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers I‘m excited for this one! 4mo
SamAnne Looking forward to it! 3mo
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Report on Read-a-thon:
✔Finish reading Dark Testaments
⭐Continue reading Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
✔Find a set of journaling markers
✔Continue reading Berserk vol 3
⭐Start reading Berserk vol 4
⭐Start reading Black Sun
Overall, 3/6 - 50% Completion of Goals
Forgot to add that my goal is to reach 50% during the Read-a-thon
#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 4mo
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