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shadowspeak17

Joined September 2017

Gryffindor 🦁 | Book lover 📚📖 | Cat momma 🐈🐈❤️
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
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Limit by Frank Schatzing
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Congratulations on your Litsy milestone, @MatchlessMarie! Thank you for hosting this #Spooky50k giveaway!

When I was a kid, I would carve a pumpkin every year and go trick-or-treating with my sister and cousin. Nowadays I‘m no fun. 😅 I avoid going out for fear of encountering someone in a mask or a mascot type costume. Masks freak me out, but I can handle them sometimes. Mascots on the other hand... I will run away in fear. 😂🙃

MatchlessMarie Oh no! I get it though my dad freaked me out in a wolf mask when I was a kid. I haven't had many encounters with mascots other than when I got to wear the sundae costume when I used to work at Baskin Robbins 😜🍨🎃 1d
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Congratulations on your milestone @RestlessFickleBookHoarder! Thanks for hosting this #giveawaykerfuffle! 😂

Do meme words count? Because I love this word and it always makes me smile. It also made me ridiculously happy when I started watching the Overwatch League with my boyfriend and discovered that “boop” is an actual term used by the casters (in a serious manner). I laughed... a lot. I still do. 😂

Sace I say meme words count! We "boop" our cats all the time! 2d
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Panpan

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I didn‘t care for this. I found it wordy and difficult to read. It‘s presented as a story within a story, but then it never goes back to the first story which I thought was a strange choice. The narrator goes on and on about how beautiful the children are to an excessive degree that got really old really fast. And not much else happened. Maybe I‘m just missing something, but I don‘t think this was for me. 🤷🏽‍♀️

#booked2019 #publicdomain

Scochrane26 I think that‘s just how Henry James writes. I‘ve read What Maisie Knew, which I liked, but it was very wordy & confusing at times. 2d
Hazel2019 Awww 🐱 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, even though it was so yuck! 2d
LauraJ Your cat doesn‘t look too thrilled with it either! 😾 2d
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The Birds and Other Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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What do you guys think of these? I wasn‘t sure if you all would want to read any short story collections since they‘re a little longer and we‘re doing “quick reads,” so I included a few in case you guys are interested, but if not, that‘s cool too. 😊 #GroupQ #lmpbc

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JenlovesJT47 Ooh ooh!!! I vote for The Birds!! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️ one of my favorite movies and has been on my TBR forever! That is if it‘s cool with you guys 🤓 3d
JenlovesJT47 I‘m cool with any of those, haven‘t read any of them. 3d
Bookwormjillk I vote for The Birds too 3d
shadowspeak17 What do you think @laurenslibrary ? 2d
laurenslibrary I'm fine with any of them. I'm not picky. 😊 2d
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Congratulations | Viola Ruelke Gommer
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Thank you to everyone who entered my #unpopularopiniongiveaway! It was fun getting to see all of your opinions. 😄

Congratulations @AsYouWish! You‘re the winner! 🎉🎊
Please email your address to me at shadowspeak17@gmail.com so I can send you your book.

AmyG Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 4d
Crazeedi Congrats!!👏👏 4d
AsYouWish @shadowspeak17 Yay!! Thank you so much!!! Email sent!!! @AkashaVampie @AmyG @Crazeedi Thank you!!! 4d
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Just joined #GroupQ - quick reads (short stories and novellas)! There‘s still one spot left if anyone wants to join. 😄

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

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The Recommendation | Jonathan Caren
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A friend of mine is trying to find some books and I was hoping you guys could help because I‘m drawing a blank at the moment. 😅
So he‘s trying to find:

-A book about a man stranded on an island with a lighthouse, fighting his demons

-Or, if that‘s too specific, just a book involving a lighthouse.

He doesn‘t want any horror or anything overly sentimental.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Susanita Two very different books involving a lighthouse: 6d
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AsYouWish Eva Gates has a series called A Lighthouse Library Mystery, I haven‘t read them, but they are on my ThriftBooks wishlist. They seemed like they would be cozy mysteries. 6d
Tamra I can‘t recall if this has a lighthouse - I believe it does and it‘s in a terrific remote setting where demons are definitely wrestled. I love Abby‘s writing! (edited) 6d
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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Just a reminder that my #giveaway is still open for a few more days. I want to hear your unpopular opinions! 😄

*US only*
To enter:
1. Make a post telling me one of your bookish unpopular opinions
2. List at least 3 books you would like to own
3. Tag me and use #unpopularopiniongiveaway

Closes 10/9. Winner gets one of the books they list in their post via Amazon. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 *BONUS ENTRIES*
You can receive one extra entry for each of the following:
1. Instead of telling me just one unpopular opinion, tell me about one book you don‘t like that most people like AND one book you do like that most people don‘t.
2. Tag a fellow Litten
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Somebody please explain to me why I thought it was a good idea to start a new book when I knew two library holds were about to come in. Why do I do this to myself? 🤦🏽‍♀️🙃 At least I picked a short one, I guess. 😅

batsy I just started this! James's sentences are so dense that I think his short books count as normal ones 😅 1w
shadowspeak17 @batsy Hahaha, true. They are some very dense sentences. 😅 (edited) 1w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Total books read: 11
Ebooks: 10
Physical books: 1
Borrowed: 9
#booked2019: 3

Average rating: 3.55 stars

#SeptemberStats #SeptemberWrapUp

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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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This was a fun one. Just about what I expected from Blake Crouch.

And with that, I have finished all the stories in Amazon‘s Forward collection! 😄 Of the six there was only one I didn‘t like and one I thought was meh. The other four I enjoyed. Favs: The Last Conversation and You Have Arrived at Your Destination

#catsoflitsy #Ember

rather_be_reading i bought them all too bt havent read them yet! 2w
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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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*US only*
For my #litsyversary I wanted to host a #giveaway to celebrate one of the things I really appreciate about Litsy: the ability to share unpopular opinions without getting bashed for them.
To enter:
1. Make a post telling me one of your bookish unpopular opinions
2. List at least 3 books you would like to own
3. Tag me and use #unpopularopiniongiveaway

Closes 10/9. Winner gets one of the books they list in their post via Amazon. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 *BONUS ENTRIES*
You can receive one extra entry for each of the following:
1. Instead of telling me just one unpopular opinion, tell me about one book you don‘t like that most people like AND one book you do like that most people don‘t.
2. Tag a fellow Litten
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Crazeedi Great questions!! 2w
AmyG Thank you and Congrats! This giveaway....I really have to think! 1w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Here‘s my wrap-up for the July-September quarter of #booked2019.

#SocialMediaFocus: #MeToo
#FoodOnCover: Ella Minnow Pea
#BookToMovie: Confessions
#BookAboutAddiction: Hey, Kiddo

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Good job!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2w
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Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Honestly, I‘m not sure comics and graphic novels are really my thing. My typical reaction after finishing one is usually “Mmkay... Well, I read it...” 🤷🏽‍♀️ even when they‘re supposedly amazing. It wasn‘t much different with this, but my reaction was a little more positive, so I‘m counting that as a win. 😅 I really do think it was worth the read even though I‘m probably not the ideal audience for it. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction, so I do still need to find something for the comic/graphic novel prompt. If anyone has any suggestions, they‘d be greatly appreciated. 😬

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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4thhouseontheleft I would suggest the March trilogy. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This sounds good, in a sad way. The March trilogy is great. I also suggest 2w
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This was a wonderfully thought-provoking story. I didn‘t really like how abrupt the ending was though.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

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Ark | Veronica Roth
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There‘s a quiet beauty and melancholic atmosphere to this story that I really like.

#catsoflitsy #Ember

Susanita Kitty looks skeptical. 2w
Leftcoastzen Oh, pretty kitty! 😻 2w
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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Leftcoastzen Nice! One of the books that is often challenged! #bannedbooksweek 2w
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Woohoo! It‘s my 2 year #Litsyversary! 🥳🎉🎊 I‘ve been wondering when it was.
I‘m thinking I might host a giveaway to celebrate. Stay tuned! 😬

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo 🎉🥳 2w
wanderinglynn Happy Litsaversary! 🎉🥳🥂 2w
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉📚🙌🏽 2w
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Ddzmini Happy Litsyversery 🎉🎊🥳📖😋 2w
DrexEdit Happy Litsyversary! 😊 🎉🎉 2w
JoScho 🥳🥳🥳 2w
Come-read-with-me Congratulations!! 📚🤓📚 2w
AnneCecilie Happy Litsyversary 📚🎉📚🎉 2w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Oooh boy was this dark! And that is certainly not a complaint. 😂 This was great. 👌🏽 Each chapter gives a view of the incident and the aftermath from a different perspective. Even though some of the details get repeated, new insight gets layered on top of what you already know and things slowly build and build until the book reaches its fittingly twisted conclusion.

#booked2019 #booktomovie #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Meaw_catlady Awww what a beautiful kitty! 2w
MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻 2w
Cinfhen This is a film!!!! I need to see it because book was so well done 2w
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Exhalation: Stories | Ted Chiang
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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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Day 3 #7days7spines

Join in if you‘d like! 😄

wordslinger42 I LOVED this book! 3w
Dyslexicon13 That‘s a great book. One of my all time favorites! 3w
shadowspeak17 @wordslinger42 @Dyslexicon13 Sounds like I finally need to get around to reading it. 😄 2w
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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Out of the three stories in Amazon‘s Forward collection that I‘ve read so far, this has easily been my favorite. The story moves kind of slowly, but it always kept me interested and curious about what would happen so I was never bored. The 2nd person pov worked well too and didn‘t get on my nerves like it did in “Emergency Skin.” ⬇️

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

shadowspeak17 Side story: My boyfriend said “what the fuck is going on” so many times while reading this, I was afraid he was going to hate it. He didn‘t though. He said it was awesome and gave it five stars. 😂👍🏽 3w
wanderinglynn Someone does not look impressed. 😂❤️🐱 What a pretty ginger! 🧡 3w
Leftcoastzen 😻 3w
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Day 2 #7days7spines

Join in if you want! 😊📚

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Thanks for the tag the other day, @Trashcanman ! 😊 I already did my #7days7covers, but @emtobiasz had the cool idea to do #7days7spines, so I think I‘m going to use this as an opportunity to hop in and do that. Here‘s my day one.

emtobiasz Oh, awesome! I‘m intrigued to see what others find eye-catching on book spines, since they have so little space to grab our attention 😁 3w
tessavi I just did the cover for this one 😆 3w
Leftcoastzen This has been on my TBR forever. 3w
shadowspeak17 @emtobiasz I‘m interested too. It‘s a really cool idea. 😃 I hope more people will participate. 3w
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Randomize | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

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This was okay, but I wish there‘d been more to it.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

TheLibrarian Beautiful kitty! 😻 3w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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1. Confessions (Minato), Limit (Schatzing), and I‘m working my way through Amazon‘s Forward short stories
2. Invisible Cities (Calvino)
3. Today I Saw the Whole World by Pierce the Veil is currently stuck in my head, so I‘ll go with that. 😂

#weekendreads

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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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Not that many people have even read this yet, but I already feel like this is going to be an #unpopularopinion. 😅🙃
The idea was interesting, but the story felt way too heavy-handed/preachy for me. I didn‘t care for the way the 2nd person pov was done either.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

CoffeeCatsBooks Hmm...I just downloaded this whole series to my Kindle and returned 3 books to do it! 3w
lele1432 Haven't read any of this series yet, but I generally don't like the 2nd person POV either, so this one may not be a favorite of mine. 3w
shadowspeak17 @CoffeeCatsBooks I had to return several for them too. I‘ve only read three so far and it‘s been a mixed bag, but I honestly expected that, so I‘m not too disappointed. 3w
shadowspeak17 @lele1432 There‘s actually another story in the collection (The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay) that‘s also in 2nd person, but it didn‘t really bother me in the Tremblay one like it did in this one. The way it‘s used is very different in each of the two stories, so it‘s possible that if you don‘t like it in one, you might find it okay in the other. 3w
lele1432 Good to know! 3w
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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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My friend has been wanting me to try one of his favorite Italian authors, so he sent me some #bookmail to expedite the process. 😄📚

#bookmailisthebestmail

Louise Oh, you are in for a treat! Calvino is such an interesting author—full of surprises and multiple meanings! 💕 3w
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So I absolutely hated how the blog posts were written, but other than that, I liked this book. When I started it, I planned to only read a couple chapters and then do something else, but I got so engrossed I ended up reading 1/3 of it instead. It wasn‘t particularly scary, but I did find it unsettling at times and also rather sad.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Leftcoastzen 😻😽 3w
erinreads Fluffy kitty! 😻 3w
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BookwormM The covers for the whole series are gorgeous and I loved the books as well 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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So this just happened... 😄❤️🎉
#LitsyMilestone
#ILoveLitsy #25k

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Whoo-hoo! Congratulations 🎉 3w
abbsinwonderland Congratulations!🎉🎈🍾 3w
DaveGreen7777 YAY!!! Congratulations! 😀🙌🎉 3w
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Jas16 🎉👏📚 3w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 3w
Karisa Nice! ☮ ❤ 📚🎉 3w
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 🥳 3w
AnneCecilie Congrats 🎉📚🎉📚 3w
Megabooks Awesome!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🎉🎉📚📚🍾🥂 3w
TK421 Yay!😃 3w
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3w
sudi Congrats 👏👏👏 3w
TheSpineView Excellant! 🥳🥳🥳🥳 3w
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Buechersuechtling 😍🥰 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks Striking! 4w
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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Just downloaded these new Amazon Original Stories. 😄 Which one should I read first? I‘m having trouble deciding. 🤔

DrexEdit I'd have trouble deciding where to start too! So many good authors! You may have to resort to the dartboard method. 😁 4w
AlaMich I'll have to check these out. These virtual covers are pretty neat. 😊 4w
lauren.lerner I started with the NK Jemison and it did not disappoint! 3w
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Nute My imagination is all over the place with how this cover art possibly relates to this story. 4w
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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ju.ca.no Love these!! 4w
britt_brooke I LOVE these covers so much!! The artist who created them makes really cool stuff. His name escapes me right now, but I think he‘s Swedish. 4w
batsy These covers are so good! 4w
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I really loved the writing in this, and I‘m soooo glad the translation is good (another translated book I‘m reading at the moment is translated very awkwardly and it‘s bothering me a lot 🙃). I found it easy to get sucked into the story, although it did drag a little bit at times. I also thought Ms. Duszejko was a great character.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Emilymdxn So glad you loved it as much as I did! What an extraordinary book 4w
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Cathythoughts Great cover 4w
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Megabooks Great book! 1mo
Well-ReadNeck Oooh. Yes. I do love this one, too 1mo
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This book addresses a very important topic, and I think it‘s great that it‘s being sold at cost (free on kindle 👍🏽) to make it more accessible to people. However, it does feel like it was kind of just thrown together and it could have used some more editing. Still, given the importance of the subject matter, and the fact that it‘s free, I‘d still suggest giving it a shot.

#booked2019 #socialmediafocus #catsoflitsy #Ember

Leftcoastzen Such an adorable kitty face!😻 1mo
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1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead and Limit
2. Pumpkin spice
3. And perhaps it was just as the Author would have wished—everything that I read pervaded my dreams—and all Night I saw visions.

#weekendreads

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Seveneves: A Novel | Neal Stephenson
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1. I‘m honestly surprised I managed to keep myself from completely raging in my review of this one because I absolutely HATED it. 🙃🙄😅
2. The Office
3. Oatmeal
4. CST
5. Black Bones

#friyayintro

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Untitled | Unknown
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Just wondering if anyone else has had trouble resetting their Book Depository password before. My friend forgot his password the other day and was able to reset it without any issues. But today, he forgot his new password. 🙃 So he hit “forgot password” again, but this time he hasn‘t received an email to reset it all day. He‘s emailed customer service but no one‘s responded yet. Has anyone else had this problem before?

DrexEdit Sorry, I haven't! Hope your friend is able to get the issue resolved! 1mo
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How is it September already? O_o

Total books read: 4
Ebooks: 4
Physical books: 0
Borrowed: 3
#booked2019: 1

Average rating: 3.38 stars

#AugustStats #AugustWrapUp

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“...a luxurious spaceship, loaded with 8,000 evacuees, fleeing an Earth made uninhabitable by Man‘s technological arrogance. A malfunction knocks the craft off course, taking these would-be Mars colonists on an irreversible journey into deep space.”
I‘ve always had a rocky relationship with poetry, so reading an epic poem didn‘t really seem like a great idea, but the premise sounded interesting, so I gave it a go anyway. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I did struggle with parts of it (particularly in the middle), but I made it through and actually enjoyed it. It‘s both bleak and beautiful. Unfortunately, the English translation is out of print, but there are a few places it can be read online for free.

#catsoflitsy #Ember
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Leftcoastzen Cute kitty 🐱😻 1mo
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Limit | Frank Schatzing
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1. It‘s my last #friendrecchallenge book, but I‘m honestly not feeling it... and I still have 1,000 pages left... I don‘t want to bail but things aren‘t looking good. 🙃
2. Probably nothing special.
3. I‘ve been really into Blue Bell‘s Butter Crunch recently. 😋👍🏽
4. The only one I can play well is the flute. I‘m also competent on piccolo, and I know some extremely basic piano and ukulele. 😂

#friyayintro

Graywacke Love Blue Bell 🍦 (i share the homemade vanilla with my pup) 1mo
mhillis Flute 💕🎶 1mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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1. The Book Thief
2. The Green Glass Sea
3. My Goodreads TBR has 118, but it‘s not totally up to date. The real number is definitely larger.
4. Evicted (5 stars)

#wondrouswednesday

Megabooks Evicted is so good! 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗🌺 2mo
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