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tea.n.books

Joined February 2017

Literary omnivore with strong opinions about things. https://www.goodreads.com/teanbooks https://inkstainedwitchery.blogspot.com
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Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Hi everybody!! Long time, no see! I had a bit of a rough winter, and wasn‘t reading much, but now that things have settled down again, I finally feel like reading again (hurray!!) I‘m starting off with something I‘m pretty positive I‘m going to love. Baby steps after major depressive episodes 😉 puppies help depression too 🐶

Alfoster Hugs coming your way😀❤️❤️❤️! 2y
tpixie Welcome back. Check out my post, or @Litsy - you may not know. Litsy is now owned by LibraryThing and they need to change servers tonight for several hours. Hopefully it‘ll be as good as new tomorrow afternoon!! 2y
tea.n.books @tpixie thanks for the heads up! 2y
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rubyslippersreads Welcome back! I've been wanting to read this book. 2y
Bibliogeekery Welcome back! Glad you're feeling better! 2y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Heideschrampf Welcome back! I know the feeling perfectly well, glad youre feeling better 😘 2y
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Look what else came in the mail today!! 😍😍😍 #signed #specialedition

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Wytches | Scott Snyder, Jock
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So I totally forgot this was in my closet until I got tagged this morning and omg @Eyelit everything is so great!! ?????? both comics are actually in my TBR thou insexts might have been on the "TBR you forgot about until it comes up on your litsy again." I'm so excited to read both of them later! #halloweengoespostal

Eyelit So glad you liked it. Happy Halloween 🎃 🦇 2y
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The Candy Corn Contest | Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims
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Look what came today!! I love the stickers! 😍 #halloweengoespostal

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Friday the 13th: A Novel | Thomas William Lawson
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Top emojis: 😍😂😱 +💕 bc that should be on there but Oct bumped screams up

Top Authors: N.K. Jemisin, Maggie Stiefvater, and Rebecca Solnit

Weekend plans: writers group and knitting

Birth order: oldest 👴🏻

#friyayintro #friyayintroers

BibliophileMomma 👍🏼🤣❤️ 2y
DoodlesDistractions 😊☹️♥️ 2y
winemom 😂💀🙌 2y
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thewallflower0707 😊🙌😅 all the best! 2y
jfalkens 📖😀😊 2y
BookwormAHN 😸🤘🦄 2y
Chachic I really need to read more of N.K. Jemisin's books, the ones I've read are amazing.🙌😂😭 2y
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On its way on this v rainy fall morning! #halloweengoespostal #fallbookexchange

julesG This picture gives me vertigo. 😛 2y
tea.n.books @julesG lol! it is a little uncanny because we have stone cladding on the house. I should add a disclaimer. 2y
julesG Ah. Now it makes sense. 😀 2y
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So this is a thing that just happened.. 💸💸💸💸

On the bright side, that means I can gift my soft covers to a friend 😍

Kalalalatja I have this on preorder as well! I haven't read it yet, though, but it is just so beautiful 😍😍 2y
tea.n.books @Kalalalatja I was actually kind of luke warm after the first book, but ended up really enjoying the series as a whole. It's a beautifully crafted series 😍 (edited) 2y
julesG And another item onto my Christmas list. 2y
tea.n.books @julesG oh man!! That would've been so much smarter! My fam has been bugging me about my Christmas list and to put something on it besides books 😂 this is at least a fancy book?? 2y
julesG @tea.n.books Totes! 2y
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New York City Haiku | Readers of the New York Times
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Enter to win a NYC literacy tour courtesy of ReadItForward!! 🍀🍀🍀

http://www.readitforward.com/giveaways/new-york-city-literary-adventure/

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#humpdaypost #gettoknowyou
🐫 knitting and tea (coincidentally in a mug from my fav indie coffee place)
🐫 left
🐫 writing, language/linguistics, and pop culture
🐫 pasta and fake-bread toast
🐫 equal human rights

MinDea Again, said this on another post, sad to have to say "equal" human rights. Like just human rights... that all humans should have the same rights. Not having to ask for equality. Hate it. 2y
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@beccaeve this made me think of you 😂😂 #dailydeal #ebook

beccaeve Ha! I did not know this existed 😆 2y
tea.n.books @beccaeve me either until it popped up in my email! 2y
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Always October | Bruce Coville
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Officially ready for October!! 🦇👻🎃🍂😍

Seekingtardis I get so excited doing this!! 2y
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Wearing my new cat socks @River_Voice sent me to class bc I need the extra cat fortification today 😸😸

kathedron May the cats be with you! 😺🙏 2y
tea.n.books @River_Voice Thanks! Definitely needed it! I'm always shocked by how good students are at actively NOT listening 2y
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I was tagged by @River_Voice for the #5fordinner prompt. I feel like these five would have awesome dinner conversations (top down. Left to right.)

⚡️ Daniel José Older
⚡️Saladin Ahmed
⚡️Kamron Hurley
⚡️V.E. Schwab
⚡️N.K. Jemisin

I tag: @beccaeve @CrowCAH and @Seekingtardis ?

annkuch13 Ooh! This might be my favorite one of these! 2y
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Omg thank you so much @River_Voice! Everything is amazing. The candles smell so good and the wrist warmers fit great 😊 I'm keeping everything, even the yarn used to tie the packages because I'm secretly a flock of magpies in a trench coat 💕🍁🍂☕️ #letsgethygge @Tiffy_Reads @The_Bookswaps

kathedron I am so pleased you like it! 💚 2y
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Hygge | Louisa Thomsen Brits
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Pardon my messy desk 😳 But look what I rescued from the post yesterday! Thank you so much @River_Voice! I'm so excited to open it next week! 😍 I also got to pick up the door prize I won at the local yarn store's anniversary party that I stumbled into last weekend #hygge all around! #letsgethygge

kathedron Hurray! I'm so relieved it got there. I really hope you like it all! (Call that a messy desk?! I'm so not posting a picture of mine. 🙈) 2y
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Hounds of Autumn | Heather Blackwood
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🍁 Apple
🍁 Horror
🍁 Hayride
🍁 Both!!
🍁 Pumpkin Patch
🍁 Bonfires
🍁 no football, except the real football ⚽️⚽️⚽️

#falltimefavorites

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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I got the Grishaverse! ✨🗡 which feels about right. It was going to be that or White London 😂

http://torteenblog.com/2017/09/what-magical-ya-world-do-you-belong-in/

#quiz #YA #magic

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Welcome to Night Vale | Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor
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Daily eBook deals continue their streak of being perfectly suited to the season 📚🦂🔮🦇📚

#welcometonightvale #kindledailydeal #ebooksteal

britt_brooke Thank you for posting this - on my #tbr! 2y
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The Scorpio Races | Maggie Stiefvater
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I just wrote about Scorpio Races on my blog, and the reading gods have answered with a #ebookdeal! A great autumn read about family, fear, and fae horses with a #badassheroine 🐎🐎🐎 #kindledailydeal

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Night Watch | Sergei Lukyanenko
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This #kindledailydeal is so on point! Night Watch is one of my fav weird vampire reads. Perfect for this time of year! 🦇⚰️🖤 Also this cover is great!

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My TBR list for the #ripxii reading challenge. I really liked @RealLifeReading 's idea of reading only ladies, so I decided to try too! Maybe if I finish all of them, I'll reward myself with a copy of Oyeyemi's What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

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#litsythisorthat #halloweenbookexchange #fallbookexchange

🦇 Both
🦇 also both. Also bats 😜
🦇Binge read
🦇Sweet
🦇 WW and X-Men 💕
🦇Wine (or cider 🍎)
🦇Talk
🦇Hot 🔥
🦇Treat 🍡

rubyslippersreads I like bats too. 🦇 2y
tea.n.books @rubyslippersreads They're so cute!! They are probs my favorite flying mammal and don't get nearly enough love 💕🦇💕 2y
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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Another #recommendsday post! It's a new goal to write and maintain the book blog I've started, so I'm aiming to post at least a recommendsday and a "feature-length" post every week. This week's post, four of my favorite #fairytale retellings ???✨ http://bit.ly/2wIOpLQ

homepage link: http://inkstainedwitchery.blogspot.com

kathedron I will definitely read your blog, but right now I need to get some sleep! 2y
tea.n.books @River_Voice Yes, sleep first. Then reading 😴 2y
Laalaleighh I see a steifvater 👀👀🙌🏼🙌🏼 2y
tea.n.books @Laalaleighh Yesss! She's on my auto-buy list. I'm looking forward to All the Crooked Saints 2y
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The Curious Writer | Bruce P. Ballenger
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The book nearest was a textbook, but page 117 happened to be a reading excerpt:

"There are two reasons not to buy big lobsters," he said. "They make more babies, and they don't taste good."

????

Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 2y
kathedron You must surely win the "most random" prize for that! 2y
tea.n.books @River_Voice I'm still trying to figure out if the lobster is a metaphor for something! 2y
kathedron Probably... most things are, sooner or later. 2y
FictionFox Hahaha this is excellent 2y
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Fair's Fair | Leon Garfield
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Once I figured out the game, this was a lot of fun. It's not about whether I like the cover, but if I think I (or Goodreads rather) would like the content inside 😜 lovingly stolen from @EchoLogical

WanderingBookaneer What game is it? 2y
EchoLogical @tea.n.books It took me a second to figure it out, too. Lol 2y
I-read-and-eat I still found it hard after I figured out the purpose of the game. Some left met stunned! 2y
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Only filled in two spaces in August, but I'm getting close to a cover-all! I've had a really hard time finding something interesting published in 2007. Anybody have any suggestions?? #lrc #litsyreadingchallenge

missevievelyn The first Kate Daniels book (Magic Bites) by Ilona Andrews was published in 07! Also The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus. Blackbringer by Laini Taylor if you like fairies! And Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips is fun. That's some of what Goodreads says I've read & enjoyed published in 07! 2y
tea.n.books @missevievelyn Thanks so much! I've heard good things about Gods Behaving Badly and Laini Taylor. I'll check them all out! 😍 2y
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It's off and away!! The lovely woman at the post office also magically got it upgraded to express for free 😊AND I bought eclipse stamps (I'm turning into a stamp collector 😱) @River_Voice it should arrive approx around the 11th! #letshyggeswap #hyggebookswap

kathedron @tea.n.books I am so excited about this! 😀 2y
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Lately I've been reading all of the new Star Wars universe books coming out while waiting for The Last Jedi to come out. This one came out today and I can't wait to get my hands on it 😍 #starwars #galaxyfarfaraway #fallintobooks

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The Last Days of Summer | Vanessa Ronan
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August wrap-up! Got back into the swing of things after a slump in July. I'm ready for the hot cider of September, but not the weather! 🍁🌬🍂

Total books: 11
Fiction: 8
Non-fiction: 2
Short story collection: 1
Women writers: 7
Writers of color: 2

Favorite read: The Geek Feminist Revolution

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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I don't want to wait until 2019 for the final season of #GoT!! Until our fix comes back thou, I put together a list of books to read based on your favorite GoT bad ass ladies. Add yours below 👇🏻 #recommendsday bit.ly/GoTRec

MinDea Love this ❤️ 2y
Seekingtardis You are my favorite human being!!! 2y
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"You packed this for me to sit on right? Not to ship to a friend." ??? #catsoflitsy #bookswap #bookmail

MrBook 😻😻😻😻 2y
BookBabe 😸😻 2y
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Oh man, I feel so spoiled!! Thank you @inwhichHeikereadsharder!! I loved the little notes on each book. Also, I think you can read minds?! I did get Grace of Kings from the library and I wanted to finish it but I was out of renewals. I'm so thrilled to have my own copy. I'm excited to read all of these! 📚😊📚 #biblophilebookexchange

heikemarie Yay, so glad we had a mind meld!! Enjoy! 2y
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Supernova | C.A. Higgins
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I had one hold in.. One!! I should have known better, but their "new arrivals" section always seems to have everything I want to read conveniently curated for me!! Photo featuring Paczki the cat ? #catsoflitsy #libraryordeath

kathedron Well, they're not going to read themselves: someone's got to do it!Gorgeous cat, remarkably like my old Seamus. 😻 2y
tea.n.books @River_Voice haha, very true! He is v handsome, but for Seamus's sake I hope he was smarter than Paczki who is currently rubbing an electric socket to get my attention 🙀 2y
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I was having a crappy day today, so I swung by B&N on my way home from work. I walked out with four #space books and two knitting books from the sale section. AND THEN when I got home The Stone Sky and my new shoes had arrived in the mail!! 😊😊

RanaElizabeth Stone Sky!!!!!! 2y
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really loved the characters, all of them, and in that way that is both simultaneously the best and the worst where you just want to protect them from themselves and the (sometimes stupid) decisions they make. My heart broke for everyone at least once, but especially Lada and Radu. I didn't realize it was an almost 500 page book until I went to add it to Goodreads. I blew through it in an afternoon. 👇🏻

tea.n.books But through the entire thing, I couldn't shake the strangest feeling of deja vue, like I've read this before a long time ago. (if I had read it when it came out, I feel like I would remember. It wasn't /that/ long ago.) Even whole chunks of dialog and major plot events seemed really familiar to me. That's no fault of the writer and I would still recommend it to (almost) anyone, but it still pulled me out of the story. Does anyone know a similar 2y
tea.n.books book (plot or setting wise) that I could be mixing it up with?? 2y
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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I just started this this afternoon.. did anyone else get a really strong feeling of Deja vue?? Is there another novel similar that I might be confusing it with??

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"The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." This is like everyone's favorite quote, but it's a REALLY GOOD quote.

Clwojick Love this! 💕 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm I really enjoyed this book! I feel like I learned so much. I love that quote. 2y
tea.n.books @PerksOfBeingABookworm I'm really enjoying it to! I already know that I'm going to need a paper copy and all of his other work 2y
PerksOfBeingABookworm @tea.n.books I bought Space Chronicles and The Pluto Files before I finished Astrophysics. I haven't read them yet, but I hear Pluto Files is really good. 2y
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This or That? | Delphine Chedru, Bernard Duisit
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#bookishwouldyourather 1. Cafe, I need the excess noise, even with headphones in ? 2. I'm not sure on this one, as I can't pick a def fav of either, but most likely character. I'd (probably) enjoy living in a fantasy novel (at least the ones I read wouldn't burn me at the stake) 3. Also hard, bc I never cry "a bit". When it rains, it pours. But I'd also hate never LOLing at a book again ??

tea.n.books 4. 1000+ of history nobody said it couldn't be U.S. lit history 😝 5. Always read the back blurb. I hate it when back blurbs are only praise quotes and no summary (edited) 2y
Kalalalatja Oh I hadn't thought about lit history! 👏 2y
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I had forgotten I put this on hold. A great book to break my audio slump. Tyson tells the story of the universe in a relatable voice, with tons of science snark. 🚀🌎☄️⭐️ #audiobook #science #nonfiction

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Surprise Island | Gertrude C. Warner
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@inwhichHeikereadsharder look what's on its way!! Yours arrived safe and sound while I was on vacation and is patiently hiding in my closet for the 20th 😊

heikemarie Yay!! Figuratively dying of excitement! 2y
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Saints Astray | Jacqueline Carey
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It almost wasn't worth putting this one on my "reading" list since it went from reading to read so fast! But l love this little duology and getting to spend more time with Pilar and Loup as they continued their adventure was a great end to my vacation. I have some more thoughts about this series, about the ways it mirrors and refracts our current society, but they're still percolating ? stay tuned!

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Out of Order | Casey Lawrence
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@inwhichHeikereadsharder It's finished and ready to ship, but my printer is all jacked up and I can't print the shipping label!! 😖😖 I'm on vacation starting tomorrow, but as soon as I can get to a work printer, I'll print the label and ship it out, but that probably won't be until the 11th. You should still get it in time to inbox on the 20th thou!

heikemarie Yay! Thanks for the update! 2y
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The Lives of Tao | Wesley Chu
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5/5 definitely a "Bro book," but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Despite being a male fantasy spy thriller, Chu also digs into action/spy thriller tropes and explores how they might play out in a real(-ish) world setting. I was pretty impressed for a debut novel, but on principle, I couldn't give a book with such an ending a 4 star rating. #scifi #aliens #spies #action

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The Lives of Tao | Wesley Chu
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Hooked on page 8 📚😍

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#thisorthat by @beachbookworm7 plus extra questions from @Jess7 1. Couch, thou I've been reading in bed more lately. 2. Female 3. Sweet 4. Quartets 5. 3rd Person 6. At night. I love the feeling of only me and the book being awake at 2 am (thou I usually kinda regret it in the morning) 7. Bookstore 8. Colorful 9. Plot 10. Female 11. Both. I love new-to-me authors thou who have an established bibliography 12. Multiple 👇🏻

tea.n.books 13. New books that I own are always the sweetest reads. It's always disappointing to me to read a new library book that I can't keep 😢 14. Both, Goodreads helps keep me organized and Litsy lights a fire in me to keep reading 🔥 15. Book clubs 2y
Jess7 Love your answer to #14 re goodreads vs litsy. I completely agree! 🤗 2y
tea.n.books @Jess7 I remember when I first joined Goodreads it was like a whole new world. It's totally changed the way I read and I've enjoyed the way it's grown since then. And Litsy's staring to do it to me too 💕 2y
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Dark Orbit | Carolyn Ives Gilman
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Man, what a wild ride! I'm glad this is the book that is going to break my reading slump. A story of intrigues, space travel, metaphysics, and the ethics of interaction with aliens.

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Dark Orbit | Carolyn Ives Gilman

TFW you only have twenty pages left and the plot is nowhere near resolved 😱😱😱

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June Bug | Chris Fabry
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Stats for the month! I've been reading so much since I started my new job (having a consistent schedule helps), I'll probably have to raise my year goal again. Or maybe I should challenge myself to read harder books? 🤔 . . . . Additional stats: 4 series (finished 2); 9 diverse reads; 1 memoir; 7 audiobooks top reads: A Taste of Honey and Aftermath

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Started this yesterday and continued during breakfast today for #litsypartyofone before heading into town for garden supplies. The internet up at my family's cabin is spotty, perfect for reading all weekend 📚💕

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