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quillable

Joined January 2018

🌿 Reviewing books for kids and grown-ups 📚
Instagram alter ego: @booksinthewild
🌲 Or peruse my blog: www.quillable.ca 📕
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Did you dress up for Halloween?
My three-year-old was channelling her inner Peppa and had about a zillion costume ideas. She ended up having two - a knight and a cat!
This book (thanks for the review copy Candlewick Press!) has been an instant favourite in our house!
Peppa is trying to come up with a unique costume idea but her friends have all already called dibs on them! Don't worry, she ends up with a super cute outfit!

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Ummm why haven't I heard of this book before??
✔dystopia
✔everyone can hear each other's thoughts all the time
✔mystery virus kills all the women
✔oh wait it didn't there's a girl 😱
✔cutest talking dog ever
✔did I mention the constant and inescapable mind reading?
✔trilogy
I can't wait to read the next book!!
I looved this story sent to me from Candlewick Prrss for review! Thanks!

If you had a super power which one would you want?

Maewyn We had this question as our silly survey of the month a while back. I still stand by my being able to clone myself choice. There was a lot of telepathy people. Some moms and teachers wanted to be invisible which made me laugh.😊 13mo
InBooksILive I just read this book a few weeks ago and it became one of my all time favorites! I just got the 2nd book The Ask and the Answer the other day and can't wait to read it! 13mo
InBooksILive Did you bawl as hard as I over Manchee towards the end? 😢😭 13mo
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Amiable I always thought it would be awesome to be able to fly. 😀 13mo
danibolahood @InBooksILive I full on ugly cried for the better part of an hour after that - then I gave it to my sister in law with no warning what so ever so that she could share my pain lol 13mo
CarolynM Such a fabulous trilogy, full of really hard questions and no easy answers. 13mo
InBooksILive @danibolahood yeah I was ugly crying, snot running hysterics! It was so unexpected and I did not think it was going to happen and then the way it did and ugh it was completely heart breaking to read his little doggie thoughts as it was happening! 13mo
quillable @Maewyn omg as a mom I would wanna be invisible for so many reasons 😂 13mo
quillable @InBooksILive so great eh?? 13mo
quillable @InBooksILive I can't talk about it yet 😭 Todd? 13mo
quillable @Amiable that would be so fun! 13mo
quillable @danibolahood omg you're the worst 😂 13mo
quillable @CarolynM that is so wonderful in a YA book! 13mo
InBooksILive @quillable 😭😭😭😭 13mo
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Our bedtime book tonight!
This simple chapter book (with four books in it!) with adorable characters is great for beginner readers.
Thanks to Candlewick Press for the review copy!

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit."

Astroneman Love! Love! Love! 14mo
Karkar What a pretty edition! 😍📚😍 14mo
Velvetfur Wow, gorgeous photo! 14mo
Crazeedi Beautiful! 14mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Cashed in my Plum points at Chapters and got all of these for free 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
#classics #winning #bookhaul

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1y
ScientistSam 💕 the covers! 1y
BrittanyReads *slow clap* 1y
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Reviewsbylola STOP IT!! Those are amazing. 1y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! 1y
DarcysMom Wow! Awesome haul! 1y
Eyelit Very cool! 1y
wanderinglynn Such pretty covers! 1y
Q84 Wow! 1y
Kimberlone 😯 1y
Jinjer 😳 1y
CarolynM Nice haul. Love those covers😍 1y
callielafleur 😍😍😍 1y
sparrowssavvy Such fantastic covers!! 1y
readordierachel Those are fab! 1y
rhea_reads11 Very beautiful covers..!. 1y
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The Secret Garden (Collins Classics) | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."

?Frances Hodgson Burnett

jpmcwisemorgan ❤️ 1y
KatieCarpenter Such a pretty edition 1y
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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell
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"Do you know why this world is as bad as it is?... It is because people think only about their own business, and won't trouble themselves to stand up for the oppressed, nor bring the wrong-doers to light... My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."

?Anna Sewell

readordierachel Great quote, and a lovely edition of that book 💕 1y
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The Wind in the Willows | Kenneth Grahame
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"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

?Kenneth Grahame

KatieCarpenter Such a great book! Pretty cover too! 1y
readordierachel Wow 😍 1y
CaitlinR “Toot, toot” Mr Toad is the best!! 1y
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Imagine | John Lennon
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Our bedtime story/song tonight!
Is it bad I had to go on YouTube for the music? 😂 Like I know the song but I just totally blanked! Tell me I'm not the only one 😉

PeanutButterPie Your not in the boat alone, perhaps not for this particular song. When my bigger of the small ones was teeny I couldn‘t remember the words to Mary had a little lamb one night. Now that I‘m mental pausing I can‘t recall lots of things that are on the tip of my tongue 1y
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Happy Canada Day! ?
Here is a non-comprehensive list of awesomeness you have Canada to thank for:
?LM Montgomery
?Poutine
?Ryan Gosling
?Excessive "sorries"
?Hawkins Cheezies
?Margaret Atwood
?Timbits
?The Barenaked Ladies
?Hockey
?Robert Munsch
?Kraft Dinner
?Mounties
?Insulin
?Nanaimo Bars
?Garbage bags
?eh?
What do you think the best thing from Canada is?

Pamwurtzler I don‘t know what all those are, but the ones I do know are indeed awesome. Happy 🇨🇦 Day! 1y
Bklover Omg Kraft Dinner!!!!?!!!?? ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Bklover And what exactly does that reflect of my character that I didn‘t say “Omg Margaret Atwood or Insulin”?! 1y
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thereadingowlvina Poutine!!! 😆 1y
CSeydel 🍁Michael J Fox 🍁Dan Aykroyd 🍁 John Candy 🍁 Rush 🍁 Coffee Crisp 🍁 Swiss Chalet 🍁 Shawn Mendez 🍁 1y
CSeydel @Bklover sorry Kraft dinner wasn‘t invented in Canada ... it‘s just a joke because they used to call it “the national dish of Canada”. Kind of like how Spam got associated with Hawaiian cuisine? (edited) 1y
Bklover @CSeydel Hah! When I was a kid it was certainly the national dish of my house!!😉😂 1y
Dragon 🇨🇦 KD forever! Who doesn‘t love powdered cheese and butter? And Smarties! 1y
ReadZenRites @Dragon Not together, I hope? 😜 1y
Prairiegirl_reading As a Canadian I‘ve had arguments with people as I hold a door open for them and say go ahead and they try to hold the door and say you first and I say no no you go. And then we laugh. Canada isn‘t perfect but honestly this stuff happens here. 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Oh and Nanaimo bars are the BEST THING EVER!!! 1y
CSeydel You know what was invented in Canada? California roll! 🥑 1y
Tertubotn Miriam Toews, As It Happens and Corner Gas. And the apologizing - I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. 😊 1y
Bourriquet76 We made Nanaimo bars, and tourtière, to celebrate Canada Day in Colorado! ?? 1y
Dragon Thanks @ReadZenRites maybe not together 😂👍🐉 1y
quillable @Pamwurtzler haha thank you! 1y
quillable @Bklover hahaha cause KD is the best! And @CSeydel it wasn't invented in Canada but Kraft was a Canadian, so I think it counts 😁 1y
quillable @Dragon yes Smarties!! 🙌 1y
quillable @Prairiegirl_reading the door debate is infamous 😂 and Nanaimo bars are my husband's favourite!! 1y
quillable @Tertubotn Corner Gas is awesome!! 1y
quillable @Bourriquet76 that sounds like a great Canada Day!! 1y
CSeydel Oh! That I did not know - that Kraft was a Canadian. In which case, indeed, it totally counts 😂 1y
BookwormM Margaret Atwood 👍👍 1y
QueenJen Canada is where Supernatural is filmed. I love Supernatural 😉 1y
TK-421 @CSeydel Yes! Rush! 🤘 1y
TK-421 @Tertubotn Corner Gas! Yes! 🙌 1y
TK-421 I'd also add Leonard Cohen & Gordon Lightfoot 1y
Richryan52 Are you by any chance a Sherlock Holmes fan? 1y
CSeydel @TK-421 🎸🎹🥁🤘🏻 (edited) 1y
VeganCleopatra Hockey 🙂 1y
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Star Wars Epic Yarns: A New Hope | Jack Wang, Holman Wang
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We went and saw the Han Solo movie last night! I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know anything at all about his backstory so there was a lot of new info for me! I loved his and Chewie's meeting 😂 And the actor they picked for young Han did a great job of being young Harrison Ford without it seeming too forced!
Have you seen it? What did you think?

DivineDiana Yes! I saw it and enjoyed it. Agree the meeting of Han and Solo was fun! 1y
EclecticBookLover Loved it! For me it was a very entertaining movie and I thought they did a good job casting such iconic characters. 1y
mrozzz I also quite enjoyed it! Loved both young Han and young Lando. They both did a good job of complementing the original portrayals. 1y
GloVerdino I thought it was good! he was just the right amount of charming and awkward at the same time 1y
Oblomov26 Agreed - I was not expecting much based on critics comments- came out thinking that was really good, not great but very good. 1y
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Storybook Knight | Helen Docherty
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This is one of our favourite bedtime stories!
✔ Bookworm main character
✔ Gorgeous illustrations
✔ Perfect rhyming verse
✔ Adorable characters
✔ Poop
✔ Saves the day with books

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The Ruinous Sweep | Tim Wynne-Jones
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My next read thanks to Candlewick Press!
Has anyone else read this yet??

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21 years ago today! Happy birthday, Harry ⚡
How old were you when you first read Potter? I was 12, and even though 12 is definitely old enough to not expect my letter, a tiny part of me hoped that Canadian Hogwarts sent letters at 12 instead of 11 😂
#Hogwarts #HarryPotter21 #always

Lauram I was 22! I‘ve gotten so old!! 1y
InLibrisVeritas I was 8, and I am almost 28 now. ♥ 1y
rekahlee 14, maybe 15? I was late to the party. Order of the Phoenix had just come out and my friend totally spoiled the ending before I got to it 😡 1y
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Maewyn @Lauram You and me both! 😭 I was around the same age. Sadly, I would have been hoping for the adult magic community night school classes. 1y
julesG I was 21 or 22 and had to read it for a university class. I so did not want to read it. Boy was I wrong. I latched onto the books and read the first 4 in no time at all. 1y
Naj I was 9 and reading outside of school textbooks wasn't really encouraged at home. I used to read my friend's copy on the school bus. 1y
AJones I was around the same age too. I still haven‘t read them, but my boys have. I know I need too. I just haven‘t taken the time. Plus, we don‘t own the entire set as of yet. A few weekends back we bought book # 4 and 7 for $1 each, so we are working on it. @naj I‘m glad you had some awesome friends to share! 😊 Reading wasn‘t big in my home either. I read more at my grandparents. My Nanny always bought me books and journals. 💜📚 1y
Naj @AJones I'm re-reading the series as well. Have read till book 5, buying them as I read. 1y
quillable @rekahlee Noooo! That's so sad! 1y
quillable @julesG They totally hook you! 1y
quillable @Naj You're a rebel! 1y
quillable @AJones You definitely need to read them! They're great! 1y
Naj @quillable Reading makes you one! 1y
KatieCarpenter I was 11 when I first read HP and I remember it like yesterday! Also, I love this picture! Hurrah for fellow Hufflepuffs! (edited) 1y
tracey38 I don't know how old I was, but know I was an adult. They came out around the time I graduated high school but I didn't really find out about them for years later. Love them. 1y
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My Vacation Scrapbook | Lonely Planet Kids, Gillian Johnson
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🌷Giveaway time again!🌷
Lonely Planet is doing an #ExploreEveryDay tag this month and so I wanna hear what you like to do to explore!
Do you take the scenic route to work? Get dug in to your garden? Walk the pooch? Meander in the forest? Get lost in a good book?
To enter to win one of these awesome books just do the following:
🍁Live in Canada
👵Be 18 or older
👭Tag a friend
🍩Eat a doughnut
🌍Tell me how you like to explore!

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Got super exciting news that this picture of mine from my Instagram (@booksinthewild - I'm doing a little giveaway on that account) is up and displayed at Instagram HQ right now! They asked me ages ago and I said yes but it had been so long I didn't think they were still using it.
What's your favourite outdoorsy book?

rabbitprincess Gorgeous photo! 💚💚 2y
shadowspeak17 That is a gorgeous picture! 😍 2y
AmyG It‘s beautiful. 2y
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TheAliceEvers Wow! 😱😍 2y
Pamwurtzler Congratulations! That‘s exciting! 2y
C.Perone Very exciting!! Congrats! 2y
wanderinglynn That‘s so cool! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
Jas16 Such a beautiful photo 2y
mrozzz Wow that‘s awesome!! 2y
Sungirl79 Gorgeous!!! Congrats!! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Amazing pic! 💕 2y
Maewyn Beautiful! Where was it taken? 2y
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Big Bunny | Rowboat Watkins
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Happy Easter everyone!

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The Evolution of Mara Dyer | Michelle Hodkin
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Got 63 books for $20 from the library book sale today! Woooo! 📚📚📚📚📚

theresidentromantic That's amazing!! 2y
Dianeham I read the Neil Young book. He's very entertaining. 2y
LeeRHarry Nice job! 2y
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rwmg 👏👏❤ 2y
MarriedtoMrT 😮 2y
rebeccarvincent Wodehouse❣️❣️❣️ 2y
Eyelit Awesomeness! 2y
wanderinglynn WIN!!! ❤️📚❤️📚 2y
TheWildCard Three cheers for library book sales! 2y
SharonGoforth Wow!!! Love it!!📚📚 2y
ScarletQuill Holy smokes! Amazing! 2y
minkyb That is incredible! 2y
SunsetConductor Wow!!! 2y
Crazeedi You scored!!!! 2y
tammysue Amazing - love it!! 2y
Ashley85 That‘s amazing! 📚🎉🤗 2y
WhovianNerd So cool! Any idea which one will be first up on your TBR? 2y
TheRomantiCate Nice...! I see These Broken Stars; that‘s been on my TBR list for quite a while.. please let me know what you think! 😃 2y
quillable @WhovianNerd my tbr is already so long I have no idea where these will fit in 😂 2y
WhovianNerd @quillable 😂 I know that feeling! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Just wow! 2y
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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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✔Complicated protagonist
✔Adoption
✔Victorian language of flowers
✔Heartache
✔Second chances
✔Homelessness
✔Beautiful imagery
✔Foster care system
✔Flashback narration
✔Hope

BookNerd9906 One of my favorites. ❤️ 2y
wanderlustforwords It‘s amazing! Touching. New. Gripping. Enchanting. 2y
quillable @BookNerd9906 it was a good read! 2y
quillable @wanderlustforwords it made me want to learn the language of flowers! 2y
wanderlustforwords @quillable Me too Erin! I bought one of the books she suggests in the back of the book but it felt anticlimactic. I wonder if there‘s a more modern more comprehensive book? 2y
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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My daughter turned 6 this week and this is the cake she requested 😂😍
#proudmama

tammysue Aww that‘s so cute, she‘ll love it! Happy Birthday to her!! 🎉🎂 2y
Dragon Happy birthday to Harry! 💚 2y
mabell Smart girl! ❤️ 2y
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Ddzmini Happy birthday Harry 🎂🎁🎉🎈🎊 2y
Scarlett_ohara Your daughter sounds amazing! Happy birthday to her! 2y
RadicalReader @quillable what an absolutely breath taking impeccable job seriously wish I had your decorating talent 2y
wanderinglynn Parenting win, you know doing it right when your child asks for a HP cake. Love this! 2y
UglyOldBat Looks so yummy! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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🎉GIVEAWAY TIME🎉
It's time for #PlayTestShare from Raincoast Books again!
There are so many cute games, books, and toys to choose from this season 😍
Check out my blog www.quillable.ca for all the ways to enter, but if you want some extra entries just follow me and tag some friends in the comments below! Each friend counts as a separate entry.
Not affiliated with Litsy, Lithuania, or Liguini.
Open to Canucks aged 18+ only 🍁

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The Scribe of Siena | Melodie Winawer
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✔Time travel
✔Outlander-y type of 🎶Should I stay or should I go🎶 dilemma
✔Plague
✔True love
✔Neurosurgeon female MC
✔Political drama
✔Assassination
✔Premonitions
✔Hunky Medieval painter
✔The Medici family
✔Easy read

shaegeeksout Sounds amazing! 2y
Maria514626 Plague and the Medicis? SOLD! 👍 2y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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✔Fairytale retelling
✔Stars a villain (Queen of Hearts)
✔Secret love
✔Irritating cat
✔Adventure
✔Ambition
✔Delicious treats
✔Creepy Jabberwock

Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm So what was this like to read? I stopped at the third book, because I didn‘t find it as good as the first or second. 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife This book lives up to the title. 2y
vkois88 I loved this book... so much more than the Lunar Chronicles. 2y
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Dragon Sounds good! 😀🐉 2y
MayJasper I love your pic 😊 2y
shaegeeksout Loved this book! 2y
quillable @Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm This isn't part of the Lunar Chronicles series! It's just a standalone. I liked it! 2y
quillable @allthingskayla the ending 😭 2y
quillable @vkois88 I agree! I thought it was great 2y
quillable @Dragon it was! 2y
quillable @MayJasper thank you! 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife @quillable I know right?! 😭😭😭 2y
Maria514626 I love how you do your reviews. 👏👏👏 I‘m a huge proponent of the bullet in text. I may steal your idea. 😄 2y
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I finally read this classic... And it was even better than I'd hoped! (I could have done without the interjections from Goldman, but such is life.)
The actual meat of the book was fantastic. Backstories galore!
✔Fencing
✔Fighting
✔Torture
✔Poison
✔True Love
✔Hate
✔Revenge
✔Giants
✔Death
✔Passion
✔Miracles

#litsy #bookreview #litsywelcomewagon #princessbride #classics

BookNerd9906 One of my all time favorites. ❤️ 2y
quillable @BookNerd9906 I'm glad I finally read it! It's going on my fave list too! 2y
Lcsmcat I love this one! Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
Dragon Like your bag ! 👍😀🐉 2y
shaegeeksout Seriously one of my favorites! 2y
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A Girl Like That | Tanaz Bhathena
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An Indian girl living in Saudi Arabia ends up dead in a car accident... with a boy she isn't related to.
Addresses issues of:
✔Heritage
✔Abuse
✔Assault
✔Race
✔Polygamy
✔Double standards
✔Mental health
✔Prejudice

Cinfhen Intrigued 2y
vkois88 Awesome review! 2y
shaegeeksout I'm seriously interested in this one! 2y
Becker The cover is so eye catching 2y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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"She collapsed in the snow, hoping that for the first time, she'd feel something like cold."
-Melissa Bashardoust
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#quote #bookquote #yalit #yabooks

RaimeyGallant Nice quote. :) 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're interested. :) 2y
398.2 I really enjoyed this one! It was something different. 2y
quillable @398.2 me too! 2y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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✔ Super fresh take on retellings
✔ Complex characters
✔ Complicated mother-daughter relationship
✔ LGBT romance
✔ Magiiiic ⭐
✔ Redemption
✔ PG-rated

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Libby1 Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚❤️ 2y
CaitlinR Love the format for your review. 2y
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jamie_in_the_library LGBT romance AND magic?? Yes, please! 🏳️‍🌈🔮 2y
quillable @CaitlinR thank you! 2y
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