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sacrilecious

Joined July 2017

fiber artist◾feminist ◾Michigander◾sci-fi geek
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The Wild Dead | Carrie Vaughn
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Our power is out, but at least reading doesn't require any electricity.

PurpleyPumpkin Hope your power comes on soon. In the meantime, enjoy your reading!👍🏽 10mo
sacrilecious @PurpleyPumpkin Thanks! At least the book is pretty good. ☺ 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Our power went out the other night. I was using my book light as a “candle.” 10mo
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sacrilecious @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😁 Being a reader helps with everything. 10mo
Crazeedi I hope it's back on soon! 10mo
sacrilecious @Crazeedi Thanks! It came back on a little while ago after being off all afternoon and evening. 10mo
Crazeedi @sacrilecious 👍😊 10mo
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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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Didn't quite make it to 24 hours for #24in48 but I put in a good effort. I read for close to 22 hours this time. Almost!! Had a fabulous time anyway. ☺
I finished 4 books, started 2 others and just about finished an audio book.

The_Heeler_Booklife Sounds like a really productive weekend. Great job! 11mo
sacrilecious @allthingskayla Thanks! I had a great time! 11mo
GypsyKat You did great! 👏👏👏 11mo
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sacrilecious @GypsyKat Thanks! ☺ 11mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻📚🎊 11mo
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you!👍🏽 11mo
Librarybelle Great job! 11mo
hes7 Nice! 🎉 11mo
sacrilecious @hes7 Thanks! ☺ 11mo
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My Real Children | Jo Walton
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I am still trucking along on #24in48. I've read for just under 17 hours at this point.
Serafina Pekkala is here to offer moral support.

Silvertongue !!!!! Perfect name for a beautiful kitty! ❤️ 11mo
julesG @Silvertongue Just what I wanted to say. 11mo
Stephaniereads1 So adorable. 11mo
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Lcsmcat Awww! 11mo
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I loved this book! I want to live in the Fleet.
I very much hope there will be more Wayfarers books.

My 3rd book finished for #24in48!

suzisteffen Loved all three! If I remember correctly, Chambers is planning most of her books for this universe. 11mo
sacrilecious @suzisteffen Yay! I love these books so much! 💗 11mo
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I'm on my 3rd book of #24in48. Loving it so far.

readordierachel Loved this one! 11mo
sacrilecious @readordierachel Me too! I am almost finished and feeling very melancholy about it ending. 11mo
readordierachel I hope she writes more! 11mo
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A Door Into Ocean | Joan Slonczewski
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Hair + pajamas + a small sample of my vintage Science Fiction Book Club collection (including the tagged book, which is one of my absolute favorites)
#24in48 #shelfie

Naj I love vintage SF book covers. Great collection! 11mo
sacrilecious @Naj Thanks! Me too! 11mo
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I'm so lucky to have several cat helpers for #24in48. I do wish he wouldn't chew on my library books, though.
I'm about halfway through my first book. Having a wonderful time!

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Got my book. Got my cat. I'm ready to go.
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Silvertongue That‘s my first print book for #24in48 as well!! Good luck :)) 11mo
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Went to the library today to get a few more books to add to my #24in48 stack for this weekend. I also have a couple of possible audio books and a ton of stuff on my Kindle.
I am super excited about my second 24 in 48! Last time I made it to 21 hours. I'm hoping to do the whole 24 this time.

Silvertongue Yeeee good luck! It‘s my second 24 in 48 this weekend as well; I‘ve also picked up Evelyn Hardcastle for the weekend! Started it earlier this week—the intrigue is strong! 11mo
sacrilecious @Silvertongue I'm really looking forward to reading it, but I'm attempting to not start reading any of these books until 24 in 48 start time. We will see how that goes. 😁 Good luck with your goals too this weekend! 11mo
Emilymdxn I adored Record of a Spaceborn Few so so much! 11mo
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sacrilecious @Emilymdxn I can't wait to read it! I absolutely loved the other two Wayfarers books! 11mo
Skygoddess1 I really enjoyed Evelyn Hardcastle, and I didn‘t see the twists and turns of it, let alone who the murderer was 11mo
sacrilecious @Skygoddess1 I love a very twisty murder mystery so I have high hopes for this one! 11mo
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This book is just lovely.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I really didn't like this book. I want a dystopia to feel realistic and scary and I just didn't get that from this one. I thought the premise seemed arbitrary and a little silly and none of it ever seemed believable to me.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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42 pages in and so far I feel pretty meh about this. It just doesn't seem like it has anything new to say. Still hoping, though.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Dang this is my choice for #V in #LitsyAtoZ 😐 11mo
sacrilecious @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I feel like everyone else loves it, so maybe it's just me! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sacrilecious I‘m going to procrastinate on this one!! 11mo
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RidgewayGirl I didn‘t like this one, mainly because I didn‘t think that the genre meshed with the romance or the tidy ending. 11mo
sacrilecious @RidgewayGirl Unfortunately, I am not liking it any better after reading more either. I don't think this is going to end up being a Pick for me. 11mo
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Loved this book. I adored Elma, who was just so honest and human. I feel like I actually learned a lot about the early space program in the US even though this is set in an alternate timeline. The sexism/racism was infuriating, but the book was still hopeful. Super excited to read the next one.

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Reading some Agatha Christie with my coffee. I always like reading Christie when I'm stressed or sick, but I could really do without the casual racism and sexism. I would love suggestions of any more modern authors that are similar. I just don't know where to start with mysteries.

tpixie Maybe try this. It‘s written like the old fashioned detective novels but it‘s by J. K. Rowling‘s I read the first one along time ago and thought it was pretty good 11mo
kmshaffer Ruth Ware is a modern mystery author who I read and really liked! There are some other books from her that I‘ve heard are worth reading too. Agatha Christie is great— definitely difficult to find something that compares! 11mo
sacrilecious @kmshaffer I know! I do still love Agatha Christie! I have read a Ruth Ware book (The Lying Game) and didn't love it, but I was thinking of trying another one, so I added your suggestion to my TBR. Thanks! 11mo
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sacrilecious @tpixie Thank you! That sounds like it might be the kind of thing I am looking for. I will check it out. 11mo
tpixie @sacrilecious it might be more of a Maltese Falcon than an A Christie. But it has that old feeling but might contain more contemporary male / female views 11mo
sacrilecious @tpixie I loved The Maltese Falcon, so that still works for me. And at the very least, I imagine it will have less casual use of racial slurs than Christie sometimes does, so that is definitely a bonus. 🙂 11mo
tpixie @sacrilecious ♥️📚🍀😊 11mo
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Semiosis | Sue Burke
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Mehso-so

I started out being absolutely fascinated by this book. I love first contact stories--especially ones with very alien aliens--so this looked like it was right up my alley. And it seemed like there were so many interesting ideas and questions being set up, but I felt like there was no follow through on any of it.
I see now that there is supposed to be a second book, where maybe some of this will be explained, but I'm not sure I will read it.

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Love this comic so much. It's gorgeous and just so good. And the exploitation movie poster style art is amazing.

Redwritinghood 🤘🤘 1y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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I surprised myself by really liking this one. It's not the sort of thing I normally read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely need to try to read outside my comfort zone more often.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Well, I didn't quite make it to 24 hours of reading, but I think I did pretty good for my first try. There's always next time! And I definitely had a lot of fun spending most of the weekend reading. I finished 5 books plus half of the one I tagged. Looking forward to the next readathon!
#24in48

RebL Awesome! My first time I did 11 hours. This time I only did 12. You are ahead of the game! 1y
Bookzombie Great job!!! 1y
Simona 👏👏👏👏Very nice! 1y
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DGRachel That‘s awesome for your first attempt!! 1y
tammysue Yay!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎊💗😁 1y
Librarybelle Great job! 1y
GypsyKat Awesome job!! 🎉🎉📚⏱ 1y
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Listening to an audio book (which is amazing!) and crocheting what will eventually be a felted rainbow planter.
#24in48

Linsy Wonderful! 1y
sacrilecious @Linsy Thank you! 1y
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I have many beloved books from childhood, but these might be some of my favorites. (As you can probably tell by the ridiculous number of pages I dogeared.) I loved Anne of Green Gables, but I loved Emily even more.
#childhoodreadschallenge #24in48

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Off to a late start today for #24in48, but I'm finally getting going with a new book.

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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I loved this book. It was beautiful and sad and ominous and funny and completely different than anything I expected from a zombie novel.

First book finished for my first #24in48.

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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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This book is full of great quotes. The writing is amazing.
A little over 7 hours read so far in #24in48.

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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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At 5 hours so far in my first #24in48. Off to a slower start than I hoped, but I am still trucking along. I'm having a great time regardless.
Now I'm back to reading Zone One while eating a late lunch.
#24in48

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Now for some coffee and and back to reading!
Switching to Agatha Christie this morning until I wake up a little more.
#24in48

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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Starting my first #24in48 ! So excited!

JaclynW Have you ever read anything else from this author? I've read Underground Railroad and have been curious since what his other books are like. I liked his style. 1y
sacrilecious @JaclynW I read Underground Railroad too and thought it was excellent. I'm really liking this one so far, but it is very different than Underground Railroad. This is about zombies, so I'm guessing it's not for everyone. 1y
Smrloomis I loved this so much! Hope you do too! 1y
sacrilecious @Smrloomis I am really enjoying it so far! About halfway through! 1y
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Trying to choose books for my first #24in48 this weekend. I appear to be having a little trouble paring things down. There are more possibles on my Kindle and I was considering going to the library tomorrow. At least I won't run out of things to read.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Beautiful day for reading on my porch.
I can't quite believe I've never read this one before. Liking it so far.

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Mehso-so

I wanted a lot more from this book. It just didn't really work for me. I felt there was a serious lack of world building and that's most of what I'm looking for in a dystopia. I would have preferred to know a lot more about what was actually going on in the world and maybe a little less about every random thought that went through Cedar's mind.

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Reading and hiding out in the air conditioned bedroom. Not quite sure what I think of this book yet.

tpixie Pretty crocheting 1y
sacrilecious @tpixie Thank you so much! 1y
tpixie @sacrilecious 💚💚💚 1y
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SUMMER IN ORCUS. | T. Kingfisher
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Pickpick

This book was just so sweet and funny and exactly what I wanted to read right now.

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SUMMER IN ORCUS. | T. Kingfisher
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Working on my Hugo Awards reading. Voting ends July 31st and I still have lots to get through!
#hugoawards

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This book was amazing! I wish everyone would read it. It was heartbreaking, but still hopeful. Just wonderful.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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"Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong The key is to never stop doing right."

This book is heartbreaking.

mrozzz This line really got me (as did most of the book) 😭 2y
sacrilecious @mrozzz I cried through a lot of it! So good! 2y
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
Mehso-so

This book seemed like it wasn't sure if it was about bees or if it was using bees as stand-ins for people. I had a hard time getting through it. I really just wanted it to be about bees.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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My favorite dystopian novel is probably The Handmaid's Tale. But there are so many great ones that it is a little hard to choose.

#iwantthepower
@Liberty @LittleBrownBooks

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A Door Into Ocean | Joan Slonczewski
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My #5fordinner finally! Thanks for the tag @Simona !
I chose some of my favorite feminist science fiction writers. I would probably be too intimidated to talk, but would love to just listen to these brilliant women.
Clockwise, from top left:
▪️Joanna Russ
▪️Joan Slonczewski
▪️Ursula K. LeGuin
▪️James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon)
▪️N. K. Jemisin

And if anyone hasn't done this yet and wants to, consider yourself tagged! 🙂

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The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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I absolutely adored this book! It was amazing. But it's so short that I really don't want to say much about it. So if you have any interest in it at all, you should probably just go ahead and read it. 😉

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The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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This book! ❤
(And it even matches my comforter.)

Grim_Reader Oooh loving this cover. I really want to read this. 2y
sacrilecious @Grim_Reader It's SO good! 2y
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Re-read (or rather re-listen, as this was the audiobook.) Loved Tim Curry's narration!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great series, I bet he makes an awesome narrator for it. 2y
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Crocheting cowls and listening to A Series of Unfortunate Events.
#crochet

Libby1 Sounds perfect. I love those books. 2y
Aleida Gorgeous green! 2y
sacrilecious @Libby1 Me too! I'm doing a re-read (or listen) hoping that my nephew will finally read them along with me. 🙂 2y
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[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh yes to both Crochet & Series of Unfortunate Events! My kids & I only made it to book 5 😔 2y
mcipher What a great color!! 2y
sacrilecious @ForeverNerdy My husband has been on book 11 for forever! ☺ 2y
sacrilecious @mcipher Thank you! 2y
Cortg Love that green! We listened to all 13 books on family road trips. Such a fun series! 2y
RaimeyGallant Beautiful color! 2y
sacrilecious @Cortg I'm loving the audiobook! Tim Curry! ❤ And thanks! 2y
Sace Totally jealous of your perfect edges. ❤️ 2y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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My belated birthday present arrived yesterday! Love this book so much!
#bookmail

Yeah_I_Read Ooooo I love that cover! Where did you get it? 2y
sacrilecious @Yeah_I_Read I love it too! It's a limited edition from Subterranean Press, but I think it's sold out now. :( 2y
Yeah_I_Read I'm sure it is lol 😔 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book! 👍 2y
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Grimm's World | Vernor Vinge
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Coffee in my favorite April Ludgate/Parks and Recreation mug and a short book while I wait for some library holds to come in.

MrBook That mug. 😆 2y
sacrilecious @MrBook April Ludgate is the best. ☺ 2y
RaimeyGallant Check out the new LitsyTips hashtag we started today. Lots of gems. :) It's the first post on my page, and then if you click the hashtag itself, you can see everyone else's tips. :) 2y
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JoeStalksBeck I love that mug! 2y
sacrilecious @JoeStalksBeck It's my favorite! I don't allow myself to use it every day (even though I would) so I don't wear it out. 😉 2y
kalinichta I need that mug. 2y
sacrilecious @kalinichta It's from The Silver Spider on Etsy! ☺ 2y
booklvr39 I love that mug! 2y
VirginiaRevel Me too, mug. Me too. 2y
Kelican17 I need that mug in my life. 2y
sacrilecious @Kelican17 You do! ☺ (The Silver Spider on Etsy) 2y
Kelican17 @sacrilecious ...and ordering... 👍🏻 2y
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Ammonite | Nicola Griffith
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Oh, I liked this one! I wish there had been more about Company and the society Marghe came from, but overall very good. The world was interesting and I loved some of the characters.

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Ammonite | Nicola Griffith
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It seems to be taking me a long time to learn as well.

slategreyskies Me too. 2y
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Feedback | Mira Grant
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Mehso-so

I thought the first three books in the Newsflesh series were clever, original and super fun to read. I usually don't care much for zombie stories, but they were hard to put down. This one didn't quite make it to that level. It felt a little too much like a lesser reboot.

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Bannerless | Carrie Vaughn
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Mehso-so

I keep wavering between Pick and So-So. I really did like this book. I thought the world was fascinating and I loved that it was a murder mystery, but I think I just wanted more from it.

Shaunesay I'm not very far in, and I feel completely the same! 2y
sacrilecious @Shaunesay So much potential! 2y
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Feedback | Mira Grant
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My adorable cat, Serafina Pekkala, is helping me with my reading today.

MrBook 😻😻😻 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm Cats have such good lives. No bills and unlimited naps.😻 2y
DrexEdit I 💜 that you named her Serafina Pekkala. 2y
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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
Mehso-so

I know people really love this book, but, while I liked it at first, I had trouble finishing it. Too much magic for me, I think.