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sammisho

Joined September 2016

Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked. -Jane Austen | Collector of Pride and Prejudice
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All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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Didn't finish a single book last month apart from one audiobook. Even Pride and Prejudice couldn't keep my attention. But I am hoping Maggie will come in and save the day

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Hosted a Galentine's Brunch today for my 13 year old daughter, and gifted "Bad Girls Throughout History".

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I have had the best birthday ever! Massage, facial and took myself to a fancy lunch! No kids, no husband. Just me, lobster mac n cheese, champagne, and my favorite book.

Mccall0113 Happy birthday! 2y
Tamra Happy Birthday! 2y
REPollock Happy birthday! That‘s a fantastic way to celebrate. 2y
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rubyslippersreads Sounds like the perfect celebration. Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 2y
TheQuietQuill Happy birthday!🎈🎂🎁🎉🎊 2y
OriginalCyn620 Sounds so awesome! Happy birthday! 🎉🎉🎉 (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎂🎉🎈🎁🎊 2y
Megabooks Happy birthday!! Glad you had a great day!! 🥳🥳 2y
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚📚 2y
Soubhiville Yay! Happy Birthday! 2y
Branwen Sounds perfect! Happy Birthday, friend! 🎉💕 2y
Jen_Reads Sounds like a great day! Happy Birthday!! 🎂🎁🎉 2y
Eggs Happy Birthday 🥳❤️🥳 2y
SW-T Happy birthday! 🥳🎉🥳 2y
MissAimz_55 Happy birthday! Sounds fantastic 2y
Gissy Happy Birthday!🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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It's my birthday eve! Celebrating with my annual tradition of re reading my favorite book! And drinking wine, and eating chocolate.

Branwen What a great tradition! Enjoy! And Happy Birthday Eve! 😁💕📚🎉🎈🎁🍫🍷 2y
BarbaraJean Love that tradition!! Happy Birthday Eve!! 2y
Jen_Reads Happy Birthday!!! 2y
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Texreader Happy birthday Eve!!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! 2y
BlameJennyJane Happy Birthday Eve and Happy Birthday tomorrow! 2y
Daisey Wishing you a wonderful birthday tomorrow! I think there‘s a partial bottle of that wine in my fridge. I might just raise a glass with you tonight. 🍷 🎉 2y
sammisho @Daisey I have been saving this last bottle for tonight! 2y
ju.ca.no Have a beautiful birthday tomorrow!!! Enjoy your day🤗🥰🥳 2y
BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎈 2y
Cheshirecat913 Happy Birthday. 2y
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Looking for Alaska | Green, John
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Going into hour 5 of our wrestling tournament... Luke wants to be entertained in between matches, Addi just wants to read her book in peace. Well, as much peace as you can get during a wrestling tournament.

Soubhiville Such puppy dog eyes! 2y
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A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice | Jane Austen, Alex Goodwin, Tess Newall
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My newest addition to my PnP collection, number 44. My 13 yo daughter found this one and had her daddy order it for me as a "just because" gift. This might be my most adorable edition. ❤

Riveted_Reader_Melissa OMG! 😂 💙it! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hilarious & adorable. 💕 2y
tpixie @Bookworm83 hamsters 🐹!!! 10mo
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Arrowhead Home of the Chiefs | Michael Mckenzie
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#nonbookish But my team just won the superbowl!! 💛❤💛❤💛 Born and and raised in KC and first time in my lifetime! We are beyond excited!

vivastory After Brady retires, Mahomes will be the next GOAT. This is just the first of hopefully many more for our great city! 2y
sammisho @vivastory I am counting on a dynasty! 2y
Nute Very cute family photo! 2y
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marleed It‘s so exciting. It smells like the 4th of July outside my front door! 2y
sammisho @Nute Thank you! ❤💛 2y
sammisho @marleed It is better than NYE! 2y
marleed Haha. My son was at Times Square for NYE and P&L all day/night for the SB. I‘ll ask him where he had the most fun. I think P&L! ...I wonder how many baby girls born in KC this week (or in 9 mos) will be named Liv! 2y
Kristy_K Well deserved! I‘m glad Andy Reid finally got his ring. 2y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Ooooohhhh this was soooooo good! Told in a documentary, interview style, I desperately wanted this to be a true story, because it felt so real. I kept trying to google image characters and then remembering it was fiction. The audiobook cast is wonderful, featuring Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt and Judy Greer. All the stars for this gem!

Kristy_K I felt the same way! I even checked to see if it was based on a true story. 2y
Jillylovesbooks The good news is that the book is being turned into a TV show staring Riley Keough (Elvis‘s granddaughter) as Daisy. 2y
sammisho @Jillylovesbooks I saw that! On Amazon right? Should be good! 2y
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💖💖💖💖 a romance with POC that wasn't trite, didn't make me mad or make me roll my eyes. An actual good representation of black women...Swoon.
#romantsy

Kristy_K I just bought this one! I‘m glad to hear it‘s good. 😀 2y
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MissAimz_55 Jo was always my favorite :) 2y
MissAimz_55 You are Jo March
You are brave, independent, smart, and loyal. You‘d do anything for your sisters, even if you choose to venture down a different path in life than they do. It's your selfless, yet stubborn attitude that makes people respect and admire you.
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sammisho @MissAimz_55 Jo was always my favorite too, but I just did an reread and related much more to Meg, and enjoyed Amy's storyline more than I ever did before! 2y
umbrellagirl I also got Meg. I‘m happy with that. 🙂 2y
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Snowy day in KC! My plan was to take my Christmas tree down finally, but it's 4pm and I am just now getting out of bed. Just going to call today a wash!

MissAimz_55 I still haven‘t taken mine down and stuff keeps coming up haha 2y
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I always fancied myself a Jo, but rereading as an adult and I think I am more Meg or Amy (or Hannah to be completely honest 😂)

And goal for 2020, to get a pretty copy

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I love this series, so silly and irreverent, but also a bit creepy. And the netflix show is great. This was not my favorite version, I am not a huge fan of audiobooks with a full fast and sound effects. But rereading this did make me want to read it to my 7 year old, so it is on the short list for bedtime books

Blaire My seven year old has really liked these. We are up to the hostile hospital. 2y
sammisho @Blaire we have two Dogman books to finish and then we are on it! 2y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My favorite reads of 2019.
I read 130 books this year, 20 less than my 150 book goal, and did not finish any of my 3 challenges. I also ended the year in a huge slump and I haven't finished a book in weeks. So 2020, no book goal, no challenges. I am just going to read what makes me happy, what sounds good, read what I am in the mood for, with no pressure. I am looking forward to a great reading year!
Cheers to the New Year!

Daisey Sounds like a great plan! Happy reading! 📚 2y
Nute Sometimes unstructured is better especially to relieve stress and pressure. Have a fun reading experience this year!🙂 2y
Cinfhen 130 is a huge amount of books!! Some excellent titles too!!! Hope 2020 is full of awesome reads 2y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I have been MIA lately. Just not feeling quite myself. But these lovely bookmarks from @Faibka really cheered me up!
She actually sent them a few weeks ago and I am just now coming out of my fog to look at them. Thanks for the sweet gesture Fabi! 😘

Joanne1 The book marks are lovely but I‘m sorry to hear you‘ve not been feeling yourself. I hope the fog continues to lift and you take good care of yourself. 2y
GypsyKat They‘re beautiful! I hope you start feeling better soon! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen Hugs to you. 💕 2y
Reviewsbylola Those are gorgeous! I hope you feel better! 2y
Faibka Glad you liked them! Hope you‘re feeling better 🌷❤️ many hugs to you 2y
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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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What is America was a monarchy? This book imagines the Royal Family that could of been, The Washingtons.

This was trashy, tabloid-y, ridiculous and completely addicting. I can not wait to read book two and find out what happens with Princess Beatrice, Princess Samantha and Prince Jeff.

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Twice in a Blue Moon | Christina Lauren
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Not my favorite CL but I still love everything they do.
#romantsy

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Don't You Forget About Me | Mhairi McFarlane
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Cute and fun!

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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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I want to love this series, and the first one wasn't bad, but I just cannot get into this second book.
#popsugar19

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This book had a sub plot line I was not anticipating ( TW: domestic violence and emotional abuse), sometimes this can come off as insincere in romances, but this read as genuine and relatable. The characters are flawed but loveable. #romantsy

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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Friends to lovers, my second favorite romance trope. I thought this was cute and sweet. The relationship between Kristen and Josh made me want to root for them. Much sadder than I anticipated, but a happy , if predictable ending. #romantsy
TW: infertility

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I cried and sighed all through this book. It was lovely to read a romance between two women who supported each other and helped each other achieve their goals. 😭😭😭😍😍😍
#romantsy

Hollie This one is on my TBR- I think I‘ll have to find this one after finals! 2y
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And this is why JoJo Moyes is an autobuy author for me. A story of two women who became unlikely friends, faced adversity, found love and themselves in a small Appalachian town in the 1930s filled my heart.

Pogue Is that the one she has been accused of plagiarism on? 2y
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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This was wonderful. The way Lahiri writes I felt like I was right there in the room. The characters so rich and multi faceted, it was like they were my own friends and family.
#readingwomen

MeganAnn I loved this one also 😍 2y
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Oh my goodness I loved this book! I finished it in one sitting. Another enemies to lovers romance, it was sweet and fun. #romantsy

Crewgurl I picked this up the other day! Excited to read it 😊 2y
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I was so excited to read this book but unfortunately I was really disappointed. This book was all over the place. Characters introduced, seemed important and then just disappeared. Plot lines that led to nowhere. But 🙌 for diverse characters!

ShyBookOwl Oh no! It's still on my TBR 2y
REPollock Ditto. 2y
AnneFindsJoy Ditto for me too on this one! I could not reconcile the historic time period with the brazen young MC who felt a lot more contemporary in attitude and language. 2y
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Vampires and werewolves set in a steampunk Victorian London. This was a lot of fun and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. #pop19

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Mehso-so

I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had ever heard the podcast. I was expecting more serial killer stories. They had some good advice, but as I am not a fan of them before this their personal stories did not resonate.

thebluestocking I had this exact same experience. 💙 2y
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Faker | Sarah Smith
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Some of my favorite things...enemies to lovers and WOC main character. #romantsy

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One of the best books I have read this year. As a medical social worker, this book helped remind me of some things that I needed to remember and will definitely help my practice for the better.
#booked19 Book about Addiction @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Still on my list!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Mine also. Thanks for the review and the nudge @sammisho ! 2y
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Sarah Bishop | Scott O'Dell
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MeganAnn 😍😍😍 2y
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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Not bookish but had to share!

Linsy Aww perfect! 2y
Chrissyreadit 🖤🧡🖤🧡 2y
Sace So cute! 2y
Gissy Well, all costumes are based on characters so it counts as book rekated🎃🖤🖤🖤🖤cute and that background is also beautiful! 2y
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I am giving this a pick even though it was not what I expected. I wanted to be creeped out by real accounts of ghosts, and instead this was more about debunking myths, which is not nearly as much fun.
#pop19 #ghoststory

Eyelit Lol, the reason you were disappointed was the exact reason I loved this book so much. Different strokes, right? 😃 2y
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Through the Storm | Beverly Jenkins
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Beach read #5
I love this series of Civil War Era romances. Not only are they 🔥🔥🔥, but Jenkins includes enough factual historical tidbits to make these books super interesting.

Cinfhen Based on that cover I was not expecting #SoliderStory 😜 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice unexpected integration of a prompt into your TBR! 😘 2y
sammisho @Cinfhen I know right!😂 Lol! But he's Col in the Civil War! 2y
Cinfhen Haha!! I guess that‘s good marketing?!?? 🙄😂 2y
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#IMomSoHard | Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
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This was the perfect listen for the plane. I laughed out loud a few times getting dirty looks from my fellow passengers. Kristen and Jen are hilarious.

Gissy Are you feeling better?❤️❤️❤️ 2y
sammisho @Gissy. Soooooo much better! Thank you for asking! ❤ 2y
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Beach read #4

Young widow and single mother falling in love again? I rolled my eyes a lot reading this one, so much bodice ripping, but also could not help but to swoon.

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Rebel | Beverly Jenkins
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Beach read #3
My favorite book of the week. I devour Beverly Jenkins writing...as trope-y as they are.

WomanistBibliophile The trope is part of the joy! It‘s reliable in an unreliable world! This new series looks great too 2y
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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Beach read #2

Would have been a pick if it was not for all the hashtags after every paragraph. 😒 But I am all here for the biracial MC and biracial love representation!

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Beach read #1
I didn't know if a book set in Alaska would fit my.mood while laying on a Florida beach, but this book was so charming, I sped through it. Much more than a love story, also about a relationship between a daughter and father.
#readingwomen set in wilderness

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Last full day of vacay! I am feeling refreshed, recharged, and like I am finally coming out of my depressed and listless mood I have been struggling with!

Linsy Yay!!! 🏖 2y
Caroline2 Oh good, sometimes a holiday is just what you need to recharge. 💖 2y
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Rebel | Beverly Jenkins
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I tagged along with my husband on his work trip to St.Pete's Beach. So while he is in meetings all day I am enjoying some time alone. A tropical storm is blowing through, but I am still enjoying the warm air. Patio doors wide open and reading in bed! 🌴

Sace Beautiful view despite the rain! 2y
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I loved this. There is a reason why it is a classic.

#booked2019 public domain
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhhhh!!! I should listen too!!! Thanks for posting and sharing 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I looove this version! 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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It's bedtime but "Mooooooom, I only have 20 pages left"
#raisingreaders

Branwen I love this! Even the dog is like "Mooooooom! Let her read!" ?? 2y
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Still in a slump...spent the day watching Dance Moms and baking banana muffins. Hoping to snap out of it soon!!

TheDaysGoBy They look yummy! 2y
LorieL Have you tried an audiobook or ebook? I broke my recent slump with a good audiobook. 🙂 2y
sammisho @LorieL I have still been able to listen to my audiobooks on my commute. Usually I have an audiobook and and physical/ebook going, so to me this is a slump. I am going on vacation soon, so I am hoping having time to relax will help me get interested in something. 2y
Tamra Baking & cooking is great therapy. 🙂 2y
LorieL I hope your vacation helps! 2y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Addi has been loving this book. 'Staying up late, forgetting to do chores because she is reading' love.

I, on the other hand, am in such a slump. But seeing her excitment and discussing this book, that I also loved, has been helping.

LoverofLit 😍😍😍😍 2y
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Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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Man, I am in a slump. No books sound good, no tv shows keep my interest. Back to school and extracurriculars is kicking my butt. I am tired and cranky and blah. Audiobooks are really helping get through daily life right now.

This series is so wonderful and I am sad it is at an end.

Skeebies05 I swear it has been like that all year for me! 😧 2y
sammisho @Skeebies05 I just wanna hang out in a blanket fort! 2y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m also in the would like to hang out in a blanket fort club. I haven‘t managed to pick a book up in two weeks 🥴 2y
sammisho @thegirlwiththelibrarybag room for all of us! We will eat marshmellows and cuddle with fuzzy blankets! 2y
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Trigger Warning: Suicide

I think this book could have had an important and impactful message.this book could have been about reducing stigma, listening to the signs, not being afraid to speak up. But instead, I found it really problematic. I thought it romantized teen suicide. I am over the tortured, mysterious, "sexy" trope.
#booked19 book to movie
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

sammisho Also...the audio is pretty awful! 2y
Cinfhen Ugh! Appreciate your honest review 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Keeping it real. I‘ll bet I‘d have the same concerns. Thanks! 2y
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market | Kelly Link, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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I will never get enough of this world! This collection of novellas filled in some plot points, gave ua back story for secondary and tetiary characters and set things up for future books. And Jem and Tessa! ❤❤❤

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My sister has been recommending this book for ages, I finally read it and she was right. It was a great book. This book is a modern classic for good reason.
#pop19

REPollock I loved this one! I really thought the narrative voice was excellent. 2y
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