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silentrequiem

silentrequiem

Joined September 2016

LibraryThing member wisemetis

ABQ NM 📚 Book addict with a tea problem 📚 goodreads.com/silentrequiem 📚 @wisemetis 📚 #weneeddiversebooks #ownvoices
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An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
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Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit
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Hey! Reminder I'm hosting a giveaway for an ARC of the tagged book!
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I've received two copies of an ARC for Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim, a magical realism story revolving around food in a dying Chinatown. So I'm hosting a #giveaway for the second copy! Post about your favorite #ownvoices book, use the #ownvoicesgiveaway hashtag and tag me. Enter by May 31. Open to all Littens worldwide.

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I've received two copies of an ARC for Natalie Tan's Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim, a magical realism story revolving around food in a dying Chinatown. So I'm hosting a #giveaway for the second copy! Post about your favorite #ownvoices book, use the #ownvoicesgiveaway hashtag and tag me. Enter by May 31. Open to all Littens worldwide.

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Her Royal Highness | Rachel Hawkins
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I've been on a royal romance kick and loving it! This is the follow-up to the author's Prince Charming (formerly Royals), which I liked. This book, loved! Flora is the wild child rebel princess and in the closet (not by choice). Millie is her American bi roommate who is less than impressed with her royal snobbiness. This was super cute and adorable. There was much more character development than Book 1 and Flora's redemption arc was well done. ⬇️

silentrequiem The only reason I wouldn't give this 5 stars is because the ending was abrupt. Yeah, it was happy, but it didn't feel complete without seeing how Flora's and Millie's families (particularly Flora's) dealt with this. Given the little bit we know about Queen Clara, I really needed to see that. 1w
silentrequiem While this is a follow-up, it can be read as a standalone. 1w
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I really liked this. Both Nya and Johan are damaged in different ways and I loved seeing how they worked to heal each other. Also Lukas needs a hug so badly ♥️.

I hope this isn't the end of the series. There was a tantalizing bit about Shanti that I want more of!

#romantsy

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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My #romantsy kick continues!

I can't put into words how much I love this book. I read it last night and I laughed, cried, and cheered. This is the queer royal romcom I didn't know I needed in my life!

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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OMG I just spewed water. This book is hilarious!

suzisteffen Favorite part so far! 2w
Johanna414 I definitely giggled out loud at this part! 1w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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So freaking good! I loved this! #romantsy

readordierachel So glad to hear it's good! 2w
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This arrived today and I finished it in a few short hours. A lovely book about food, family, and community. It's magical realism, and reminds me a lot of Like Water for Chocolate or Chocolat. I really enjoyed this. Quick, light, and satisfying.

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The entire Song of the Lioness Quartet is on sale today on Kindle. Get the whole series for less than $8! https://smile.amazon.com/gp/kindle/series/B00W83E4SG

#kindledailydeal #dealalert

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Whoa. They arrived a day earlier than expected! So excited! But I won't have time to read until tomorrow night. 😭 #botm

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Untitled | Unknown
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Waiting for my #BOTM to arrive is always an exercise in impatience. It is always 10-11 days from the ship date, but hope springs eternal that it will show up faster. Alas. Sigh.

underground_bks What did you choose? :) 2w
silentrequiem @underground_bks I got The Bride Test and When the Sky Fell on Splendor. I also got a second account for With the Fire on High and We Hunt the Flame. 2w
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Look what arrived! I've been wanting an Easton Press edition for awhile so couldn't resist the Facebook ad.

Louise Gorgeous cover! 2w
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The two novellas in Cole's Reluctant Royals series star Thabiso's assistant (Once Ghosted, Twice Shy) and Portia's sister (Can't Escape Love). I loved Reggie's story and was meh on Likotsi's. The timeline jumping in Once Ghosted felt jarring and I never felt like I got to know the characters. #romantsy
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silentrequiem Reggie and Gus were amazing and I love them. My love for their story may be largely because it was so overwhelmingly nerdy and geeky and the plot centers around them geeking over an anime to build an escape room. Also some great discussion on ableism!

These characters really deserved full-length novels. I think I would have liked Once Ghosted better if the story had been given more time to develop.
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While I liked the first book better, this one was still fun! Full of nerdy jokes that passed the MC by. Also much social justice commentary (yes!!!), a biracial hero, and lots of nerdy sword facts. #romantsy

Traci1 These covers are so delicious. 😍 3w
silentrequiem @Traci1 The cover artist is amazing! 3w
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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Every so often, I remember that my library has an awesome collection of ebooks and then I go a bit crazy.

silentrequiem Also, for whatever reason, most people don't use CloudLibrary, so while the waitlist for stuff on Overdrive can be insane, I can usually get whatever I want on CL with no wait time whatsoever. 3w
JoScho What is the difference between Overdrive and CloudLibrary? 3w
silentrequiem @JoScho Just two different platforms for ebooks libraries use. For whatever reason, my library's Overdrive gets a ton more use. 3w
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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My April reads. Not as many as I'd have thought given that I had the month off but I did other things besides read. 🤷

Tagged book was my favorite, followed by Sleepless Vol. 2, The Taking of the Stone of Destiny, and The Princess and the Fangirl.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Yeah I totally signed up for a second #botm just for the YA books...

baes Ha! They got me with the Bride Test. 😂 4w
Megabooks I used to have 3 accounts! 😂😂 @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi 4w
silentrequiem @Megabooks Haha! Oh, I don't feel so bad now. 4w
emilyhaldi Been there 😉 3w
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What an amazingly fantastic talk! The author is a great and engaging speaker.

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Book talk tonight at UNM! I'm excited.

BookishMarginalia Such a great book! Enjoy! 4w
silentrequiem @BookishMarginalia It was such a great talk! 3w
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Mailbag, Volume 2 | Anonymous
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#readersgonnaread heading to @WeeziesBooks and a package to @erinreads. Should arrive Thursday or Friday!

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I have mixed feelings for this collection. Most of the poems are lackluster but then every so often, one shows up that I love.

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My #BOTM choices! I'm really excited for these.

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Mistress of the Ritz | Melanie Benjamin
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My haul from my visit to my local indie today, Bookworks. Happy #IndependentBookstoreDay! The tagged book was a free ARC.

Avanders Bookworks! I did Page One ☺️ 4w
silentrequiem @Avanders I've never been to Page One! I guess I'll have to go visit. :-) 3w
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Reading in bed with some company. #catsoflitsy

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When You Read This | Mary Adkins
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He's passed out and thankfully his head isn't blocking the book text... #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn Aw... how sweet. ❤️🐱 1mo
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When You Read This | Mary Adkins
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Started a book when I should be sleeping and I'm already more than a third of the way through. My cats are disgusted with me for not being asleep.

I'm such a sucker for epistolary novels. Love them.
Carl the intern is so annoying and I just know he's going to do something that saves the day but I'll still hate him and hopes he falls into a mud pit

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The Crossover | Kwame Alexander
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Kwame Alexander's tour bus at Whole Foods. I had forgotten he was in town tonight. (I unfortunately didn't get tickets.)

valeriegeary He. Has. A. Tour. Bus. 😮 1mo
silentrequiem @valeriegeary I know, right??? It's bigger than most bands' tour buses. 1mo
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Wicked Saints: A Novel | Emily A. Duncan
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This month's #uppercasebox. I haven't heard of this book and it looks right up my alley. Also, there's a pin. 😍

Paperback.Propensity I love when there's a pin 1mo
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French Girl Knits | Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
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My next project. #knittersoflitsy

tpixie Love it!! 1mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 1mo
Tanisha_A Love the colour of the yarn! 1mo
Paperback.Propensity I can knit and purl but I am so intimidated to make a project. 1mo
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I went by the used book store and look what I found!

Tamra 👏🏾 2mo
rretzler Very cool. I loved this series when I was young, but I don‘t think I ever read all of them. 2mo
quietjenn Ah, so awesome! 2mo
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I loved this! The story of the 1950 theft of the Stone of Destiny (aka the Stone of Scone/Arbroath) by a group of young Scots, as told by their leader. It's a pageturner, and I'm amazed at the series of dumb luck that they experienced. The revised edition I read had commentary from an older, wiser, but no less revolutionary, Hamilton. Those were some of the best parts.

There's also a surprisingly accurate 2008 movie based on this.

#catsoflitsy

ladym30 Such a sweet face! 2mo
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I love the post-chapter musings from an older Ian Hamilton, who, from his words, remained as much an idealist, agitator, and revolutionary forty years later.

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Caspian is keeping me company.
#catsoflitsy

Richryan52 That tale inspired my Sherlock Holmes novel 2mo
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What a paragraph to introduce this book!

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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So good! It's very different from The Hate U Give but just as authentic and from the heart. I loved it so much. Bri is amazing!
#catsoflitsy

mreads 😻😻 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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😂😂😂
Damn, this book is FUNNY! Its talking about serious stuff and then BAM! There's a line like this. I love it!

Stephaniereads1 It made me laugh. My favorite line is “The Petty is String with this one”. I say it all the time. Lol 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Reading in bed with my boys being cute. This book is SOOO GOOD. #catsoflitsy

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Untitled | Unknown
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The next #readersgonnaread book arrived yesterday from @Theshadedbuffalo. Thanks! @erinreads

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Mehso-so

This book never quite crossed the line to Orientalist dumpster fire. Instead, it tried to show female empowerment through sex in a misogynistic society, but only ended up coming across as an apologist tale for misogyny and treating women like objects.

Also, the sex scenes were so unsexy and almost clinical that I laughed at the thought that some reviewers consider this erotica.

#catsoflitsy

Crazeedi Sweet kitty!!!😼 2mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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BAM. Call out to The Hate U Give.
I'm so excited for this book!

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"Love makes us so vulnerable to hurt, we can be afraid of it and behave in strange ways, to the point of acting the opposite of love."

Sounds profound but becomes more sinister the more I think about it. It seems to be rationalizing asshole and abusive behavior.

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So page 130, the MC's friend explains away her boss's drunken attempted rape because "cultural differences". Ugh ugh ugh.

mreads ☹ gah 2mo
sprainedbrain Ugh. 😒 2mo
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Look what arrived today from the UK!

Mitch Ooohhh - I‘m going to see a production of this next week by the English Opera. Very excited! 2mo
imyril I‘m so happy someone is championing the five women he murdered 2mo
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Sleepless | Sarah Vaughn
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Guys, this graphic novel series is so good. I want more!

readordierachel The art is so great 😍 2mo
Eyelit I love this series and wish for more! 2mo
silentrequiem @Eyelit Yes. I would read everything in this series! 2mo
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The Beauty of the Moment | Tanaz Bhathena
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Typical YA romance. It felt like the author kept trying to make it deeper and more meaningful but it never really worked for me. #mylitbox

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This sequel to Geekerella was one of my most anticipated books. I didn't love it as much, but it was still fun. It clapped back at toxic geek culture, celebrated the power of fandom, and included a F/F relationship. And was super cute to boot.

Lovesbooks87 My copy was waiting for me when I came home from work! 2mo
RealLifeReading Ooh there's a sequel? 2mo
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ShyBookOwl My pre-order arrived yesterday 🤗🤩 2mo
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In the Vanishers’ Palace | Aliette de Bodard
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March was a bit of a slow reading month but I expect it will pick up in April since I'm not working.

I did fail my personal reading challenge though because I had mis-categorized the tagged book as a print one. Whoops. Well, I'll just have to try harder!

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The next #readersgonnaread has been sent to @WeeziesBooks. It should arrive by Thursday! @erinreads