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rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain

Joined January 2017

writer. reader. obsessed with stories. contributor for @bookriot rachelbrittain.com one half of unassignedreadingpod.com
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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) by Jay Kristoff
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When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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A terrifyingly plausible story of a near-future where Muslim Americana are interned in concentration camps similar to the ones imprisoning Japanese Americans during WWII. 17-year old Layla is determined to resist, but quickly sees that the consequences are brutal and bloody. An important reminder that the past all too often repeats itself and we have to fight for a better, more peaceful, more equal future.

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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When in Canada

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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Early morning at the airport

julesG Save travels. 1d
rachelsbrittain @julesG thank you! 20h
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Lots of books and comics prepped for my trip 😆

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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Getting reading for a weekend of travel which means a couple of physical books and loads of ebooks and a few audiobooks on my phone and kindle 😅

teainthelibrary I have the same book sleeve as you!! 😍🌀 2d
rachelsbrittain @teainthelibrary I'm absolutely obsessed with it 😍 2d
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Internment, Dev1at3, When the Moon was Ours, and Love in the Time of Cholera

"I strain to listen for boots on the pavement. Stomping. Marching." --Internment by Samira Ahmed

"But for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short." --Jane Austen

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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Loving these books 😍

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I wrote about some great new books by well known authors coming out this year over on Book Riot:

https://bookriot.com/2019/05/23/new-books-by-your-favorite-authors-coming-out-th...

VanChocStrawberry I may have preordered Wayward Son the day it was announced you could preorder. Haha. 3d
rachelsbrittain @VanChocStrawberry hahahaha I don't know if I was quite that on the ball, but I definitely have it preordered too 😂 3d
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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A dark sci-fi novel about a spaceship with a highly stratified racial social system that has devolved back into slavery. Solomon weaves an absolutely fascinating tale, and I loved the exploration of gender identity as well. Definitely not a light or happy read, but wonderfully crafted and well worth a read for sci-fi fans!

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Thoroughly enjoyed this comic. I have a soft spot for Spider-Gwen, and I felt like McGuire really did her justice. Gave me some Spider-Verse vibes with all the dimension hopping. Definitely a fun one and perfect for Spidey fans!

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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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The three Laws of Robotics:

YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR OWN

YOUR MIND IS NOT YOUR OWN

YOUR LIFE IS NOT YOUR OWN

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I needed this (also loving McGuire's take on Spider-Gwen so far)

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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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An incredible, almost impossible-to-believe account. This books is as much thriller as it is a nonfiction account of how a medical tech startup defrauded investors and companies for years & knowingly put patients lives at risk. I knew a bit about Theranos before reading this, but the full story is even more unbelievable. Carreyrou recounts the events with great skill, crafting a highly entertaining book in the process. I could barely put it down.

MicheleinPhilly Same! I was staying up until 1 and waking up at 6 to read it! 5d
rachelsbrittain @MicheleinPhilly I may've stayed up way too late last night to finish it. Hit the half way point and there was just no going back 😅 5d
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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Described as The Babysitters Club meets Buffy & it's definitely an apt comparison. Esme has been a babysitter forever but when she accidentally hurls a dodgeball with her mind & learns that she's a Sitter, tasked with protecting the world, life gets complicated. The 1st half of the book took its time to get into the good stuff but by the 2nd half I was thoroughly enjoying it. A fun, light read about supernatural girls kicking supernatural butt.

gibblr I‘m excited for this one! 5d
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Yesssss 😍

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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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My afternoon workspace with line edits and a bit of reading

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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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The Babysitters Coven and Bad Blood are my book dates for the evening

teainthelibrary I‘ve been reading The Babysitters Club so this is calling my name!! 1w
rachelsbrittain @teainthelibrary I saw it described as babysitters club meets buffy 7d
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DEV1AT3 (Deviate) | Jay Kristoff
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1. The Babysitters Coven, When the Moon Was Ours, Bad Blood, An Unkindness of Ghosts, and Love in the Time of Cholera

2. Probably Deviate by Jay Kristoff

3. Endgame (not a strict adaptation but drawing on various comics so I'm going with it)

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(For anyone having trouble with the crazy medieval script font (my bad):

1. current reads

2. next up on your tbr

3. last book adaptation you watched)

tournevis Nert? 1w
tournevis Next? 1w
rachelsbrittain @tournevis yeah its next-- kind of a funky font haha 😅 1w
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Getting a little reading in before I head to my friend's convocation 😊

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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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The perfect end to a birthday

JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 2w
Eggs Happy Birthday 🎈🎊🎉 2w
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 2w
Erofan Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎂💐🎈 2w
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Also got some gorgeous design / home decorating books from my sister @sebrittain 😍

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Treated myself to a birthday trip to the bookstore (after finally getting to see Endgame) 😍

Airykah13 I just looked up Red, White & Royal Blue and it sounds so cute! Gonna have to read that one soon 2w
wanderinglynn Happy birthday! 🥳🎉 2w
rachelsbrittain @Airykah13 it's so good!! I actually already read it and loved it so much I decided I needed a physical copy 😅 2w
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AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎁🎈 2w
theresidentromantic Those socks are a delight, are they at least a little wool ish? 2w
TheSpineView Happy birthday! 2w
CaliforniaCay Happy Birthday!! 🥳🥳🎉🎊🎈🎁 2w
rachelsbrittain @theresidentromantic they are so incredibly soft!! 2w
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I really enjoyed this comic about Shuri and her exploits as a scientist, princess of Wakanda, and maybe, possibly Black Panther. The artwork took me a moment to get into because it felt a bit old fashioned, but it grew on me. And I really liked how it drew on some character / costume design from the movie. Plus I just generally adore Shuri and always want more of her! I also enjoyed the cameos from various other superheroes.

Texreader Love the Pop!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
KirstieE Love everything in this pic !! 💓 2w
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When the Moon Was Ours | Anna-Marie McLemore
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💙💙💙

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1. Shuri: Search for the Black Panther, An Unkindness of Ghosts, and The Future of the Mind

2. The Lady from the Black Lagoon

3. I'm loving the wild flowers in bloom right now, especially the red clover and pink poppies 🌸

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ChasingOm The border you chose for this prompt is the border we used on our wedding invitations! 😍 2w
rachelsbrittain @ChasingOm oh my gosh I love that! I really like greenery as a border 2w
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Can we just take a moment to appreciate all this stunning cover art?

Cinfhen 🙌🏻 2w
Eyelit I love all of this!!! 💗 2w
readordierachel 😍😍😍 2w
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Friday night plans 💙

Eyelit Nice!! 2w
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The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
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Saw this thanks to @Jen_Reads and @TheReadingMermaid . A #netgalley spring reading update. Love this!

(Also I am woefully behind on my Netgalley ARCs so I really need to get on top of that 😅)

TheReadingMermaid The Babysitter's Coven sounds really interesting doesn't it? 3w
rachelsbrittain @TheReadingMermaid yeah it's been on my TBR for a while so I was really excited when I was approved! 3w
TheReadingMermaid Nice! Good on you girl!!! 3w
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Shuri #1 (Shuri, #1) | Nnedi Okorafor
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VERY excited for this one

RaimeyGallant Great cover. 3w
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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Mini library haul (also featuring a sneak peek at an upcoming podcast read in the back there for anyone who follows Unassigned Reading 😉)

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Research reading

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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New day, new audiobook

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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A fascinating sci-fi book set after the collapse of civilization as we know it on a multi-cultural floating city. Several POVs intertwine, giving us a glimpse into the difficult lives of the people living in this corporate-run city where landlords have no restrictions & masses are dying from a mysterious new disease. Other highlights: epic worldbuilding, a woman bonded to an orca, seeing how all these characters fit together.

4.5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

rachelsbrittain @sebrittain definitely up your alley, I think 3w
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My reading buddy for the weekend

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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A little Saturday afternoon reading

RavenLovelyReads I love a Waterloo!!! 3w
rachelsbrittain @RavenLovelyReads I had never tried them before, but they're so good! 3w
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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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In the city of Lucille all Monsters have been eradicated... or so they thought. But when Jam accidentally pulls a terrifying monster hunter out of a painting, she realizes what the adults refuse to believe: evil still exists. This is an incredibly imaginative, well-written YA novel examining monstrosity, how we deal with people committing terrible actions, victim blaming, and family/ friendship. Definitely recommend.

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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1. Blackfish City, Pet, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Kiss Quotient (reread)

2. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

3. Hydrangeas

#weekendreads

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Blackfish City | Sam J. Miller
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Audio dog walking 😅 (with a truly amazing audiobook btw)

Readergrrl Love your dog AND can‘t wait to read this book myself!! 3w
hermyknee 😍😍😍 3w
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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Why yes I am dogsitting a 65 pound puppy this weekend 😅

ladym30 What a sweet puppy❤️ 4w
rachelsbrittain @ladym30 incredibly sweet and incredibly rambunctious 😅😅 3w
ChasingOm Aw, he looks like my 80 lb teenage pup! 😂 3w
rachelsbrittain @ChasingOm oh my goodness 80lbs 😳 3w
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Uhm...YES please!

marvel.com/articles/comics/behold-first-look-cover-excerpt-loki-where-mischief-lies

madamereadsalot1 I saw this earlier! I'm so stoked! MacKenzie Lee takes on Norse myths!? Yes, please! 4w
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An epic fantasy told in a frame story about a man tasked with finding a missing boy along with witches, shapeshifters, and old friends and enemies. Meandering a bit in a way that reminds me of Name of the Wind. Definitely not an easy undertaking because it is certainly an *epic* fantasy. Hard to follow at times and sometimes a bit rambly. I enjoyed it but didn't love it.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Hoping for a good month of reading

Karen3 I can‘t wait for kingsbane! 4w
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Books: 13

Total pages: 3,989

Favorites: The Lady from the Black Lagoon and King of Scars

Crazeedi 👏👏 4w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 4w
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Blanca & Roja | Anna-Marie McLemore
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When an author you love follows you back on Twitter 😍

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Trying really hard to finish this one before the end of the month 😅

Tamra That lemonade looks really enticing! 4w
rachelsbrittain @Tamra I'm a big fan of mint lemonade! 4w
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Maybe my favorite of the Binti books so far. Following the events of Binti: Home, Binti returns to her hometown to try to stop a war between the Meduse and the Kush. Still viewed as an outsider by her own people, she is forced to work alone with the help of new and old friends.

Tbh, I'm really hoping there's going to be another book because--no spoilers but--there are a lot of new and interesting developments to explore at the end of this book.

NeedsMoreBooks Have to read this. Read the other two ❤️ 4w
rachelsbrittain @NeedsMoreBooks it took me a long time after reading the first two to get to it, but I'm glad I finally did 😊 4w
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Afternoon plans 😍

Johanna414 Those look sooooo yummy! 1mo
rachelsbrittain @Johanna414 they were delicious! 1mo
readordierachel Good plans! 1mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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😻😻😻

EastWind76 Ohhh, pretty kitty!!! 1mo
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Hurricane Child | Kheryn Callender
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1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf; Love in the Time of Cholera; and The Unstoppable Wasp

2. Hurricane Child

3. Her Royal Highness and Kingsbane

#weekendreads

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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Writing and work at the coffee shop this morning, now a reading break for lunch

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