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teaa41

teaa41

Joined August 2018

Just another Ravenclaw, science nerd who is still trying to figure out the work-life-reading balance.
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Paper Girls Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Tokyo Ghoul: re by Sui Ishida
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Of Ice and Shadows | Audrey Coulthurst
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1) Death Note Vol 5, the tagged book on audio

2) Tunnel of Bones, Paper Girls Vol. 6

3) Rereading The Raven Boys (one of my favs) for book club

#weekendreada @rachelsbrittain

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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1) Still reading the tagged book. Just finished Tunnel of Bones an hour ago.

2) Paper Girls 2, 3, and 5

3) Partly sunny in the low 70's. Finally heading towards fall weather.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Red Rising 01 | Pierce Brown
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1) Somehow need to read 300 pages of the tagged book by tomorrow night for book club on top of all my other responsibilities.

2) Drinks = pumpkin spice. Everything else = maple

3) "There's a faint ribbon of red where we are to walk, a narrow ribbon in a broad street."

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Week 1ish update for the NEWTs readathon. I have completed 4/7 books needed to be a potions professor. In order from L to R, I earned the following NEWTs:
A in transfiguration
A in arithmancy
E in potions
A in potions.

All that's left is my final read for potions and earning an E in DADA.
#magicalreadathon2019 #newtsreadathon2019

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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Next up on my backlog of unposted reviews is Paper Girls Vol. 1. This comic is worth the hype. I was instantly hooked and eager to discover what is going on. I can't wait to dive into the rest of the issues once the NEWTs are over.

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Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
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Catching up on posting some reviews before I get even more into my NEWTs reading.

First up is this book. I went in with zero expectations and was hooked. I didn't want to stop listening. This was excellent with political intrigue, angsty romance, and interesting characters. I saw a review online that described it as Tamora Pierce, but queer. This was the perfect way to describe this wonderful book.

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Happy NEWTs to all participating in the Magical Readathon!! I am kicking things off with my "A" book for potions.

#magicalreadathon #newtsreadathon2019

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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Finally starting this series. I am hoping for a just as good as, but less painful story than Saga.

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Born Confused | Tanuja Desai Hidier
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1) Tagged Book

2) Crooked Kingdom, some of Fullmetal Alchemist

3) Any book by Sarah Dessen except Dreamland

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Mehso-so

I love the Shades of Magic trilogy with all my heart, but found the first part of the prequel comic to be meh. It felt rushed at times and I wanted more. I don't know if Schwab learning the world of comic writing or me being used to exploring this world in detailed prose is to blame for the pacing issues.

Despite its flaws, I am interested enough to keep reading and look forward to seeing if things improve in the next volume.

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My favorite kind of self-care.

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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I enjoyed this book so much more than Vicious. Although the new characters were great, the most intriguing part of this series remains the complex dynamic between Victor and Eli.

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I was behind on posting my top books of 2019 so far so seeing the #top6reads tag today was perfect. I don't consider each issue/volume for comics and manga as separate books, therefore Saga and Fullmetal Alchemist represent the whole series (thus far). My number one book (well series) is tagged.

Thanks for creating the tag @Cinfhen

britt_brooke Saga 💚 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m loving seeing everyone‘s choices! Thanks for posting and sharing 💜 4mo
SaturnDoo I have The Witch Boy in my library stack right now 😁 hoping to get it read in the next couple of days. 4mo
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Son of Neptune | Rick Riordan
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1) The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons; Red, White, and Royal Blue; Monstress Vol. 2; rereading tagged book

2) Fruits Basket

3) Catch-22

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Cress = Cress | Marissa Meyer
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It took me forever to think of a character whose name starts with "T!" I decided Thorne was acceptable despite being his last name since that is the name he goes by.
#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Sure that works! 👏👏 Thanks for playing! ❤️ 4mo
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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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Finally diving into this book months after going to the book tour. I liked Vicious, but I love this so far. I am having trouble putting it down which normally isn't a bad thing. However, it is a bit of a problem when you are very behind on grading.

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1) Brave, Vengeful, tagged book on audio

2) Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 2

3) Fruits Basket and Game of Thrones since I did watch 2 episodes this season just for the relationship between Jaime and Brienne.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Witch Boy | Molly Knox Ostertag
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Trying to make the most out of yet another rainy day.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Happy Spring!!! (And yes I am still reading this book)

glitterkitty459 Pretty!! 🌼 5mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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1) Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 20, The Poet X

2) Children of Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Love, Simon, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

3) Bookstagram

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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A few days late, but I finally have all the books on my April TBR. A little over ambitious? Definitely, but as long as I finish reading the tagged book and all of Fullmetal Alchemist, I will be happy.

RainyDayReading Love Full Metal! 7mo
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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1) The tagged book (still, but I am enjoying it), Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 19

2) It is hard to say because I didn't love either book I read this month and I can't really separate different volumes of manga.

If I had to choose, I would say Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 18 because it has my favorite scene with the Colonel and the Lieutenant (who I ship with every fiber of my being).

3) The Princess and the Fangirl

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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1) Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 18 (slowly, but surely making my way through this manga series), The Mothers

2) Captain Marvel

3) Tea

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Mehso-so

This month's book club pick was an entertaining, important. Having a lesbian protagonist who was also faithful was great and something I wish we saw more of. However, there was something about this book that bugged me. I don't know what (maybe her friend), but it kept me from loving it. I liked it, but not as much as I had hoped to.

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1) Tagged book (physical read) and Wildcard by Marie Lu (audiobook).

2) Fangirl / My Age of Anxiety

3) Sassafras trees

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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A Silent Voice 5 | Yoshitoki Oima
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The best way to spend a Monday snow day is reading.

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Warcross | Lu Marie
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I enjoyed this so much more than I thought I would. I really liked how Lu showed us multiple sides of the world she created, and it was interesting to see how the points and virtual reality introduced in the Legend trilogy was developed in Warcross.

I am looking forward to reading Wildcard and hoping that it doesn't let me down like Prodigy did.

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1) Tagged book, The Mothers, and Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 13
2) If money wasn't a factor, hardcover
3) Across Five Aprils (ugh)

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 8mo
heidisreads I didn‘t care for Across Five April‘s when we read it in school, but I did reread 10+ years later and liked it. 8mo
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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I have spent the past few days binge reading Vol 4-9 of Saga. It is brilliant and I love the series so much, but I also I want to throw the book.

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It took awhile for this book to fully engage me, but in the end I was quite moved and enjoyed it. Despite that, I am still not sure I understand the level of hype it is receiving.

And of course, always and forever here for good bi rep especially when the author doesn't shy away from addressing stereotypes.

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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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1) Tagged book, Saga Vol. 3, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
2) Ravenclaw
3) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Love Saga! Thanks for joining in 💙 9mo
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First audiobook of the year. I am liking it so far, but not sure if I get the hype yet.

AnneFindsJoy Me too! Just started it today, and wondered about all the hype too! 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Part 2 of my 2018 Wrap-Up

Here my top 10 best reads and 5 worst reads of 2018. Although I can't actually rank them, I can say for certain that the Shades of Magic Trilogy and I'll Give You the Sun were my favorites with the latter being the best of the year. I can't even describe how much I loved I'll Give You the Sun and how great of a story it was. Nelson wrote a heartwrenching yet hopeful tale that completely captured my heart.

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Part 1 of my 2018 Wrap-Up

I am very happy with my reading this past year. I read outside my comfort zone (nonfiction and graphic novels) and discovered that audiobooks do work for me.

More importantly though, I had a lot more time to read during the school week resulting in an overall happier me.

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Had to wait to post this just incase I got my act together and finished Anna Karenina (I didn't).

Tagged the first graphic novel I read in 2018 since those used to be outside my comfort zone.

#in2018 @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Great year! 10mo
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I didn't get any books for Christmas, but I did get some lovely bookish gifts.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.

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Pawnee | Leslie Knope
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1) Parks and Recreation ❤
2) Read the numerous graphic novels and manga I just checked out of the library. Also, sleep a normal amount.
3) Speculative Fiction. Bonus points for graphic novels in that genre because I am all about graphic novels right now.
4) About to get up and get ready for work despite not being a morning person in any way, shape, or form
5) WINTER VACATION!!! Only two more school days.

@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Doughtah I dont think ive read much in the way of speculative fiction and this might not be what ur looking for, but ive heard good stuff about 10mo
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UnidragonFrag Those are pretty popular right now and I've read/enjoyed them all. 10mo
vivastory Might be considered more horror than speculative, but it's one of the best graphic novels I read all year 10mo
teaa41 Thanks for all of the recommendations!! 10mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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This book was on my TBR for a long time. After finally reading it back in November, I was mad at myself for waiting so long. It was funny and entertaining and just an overall highly enjoyable read. I highly recommend it.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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I have been terrible at posting updates and reviews from my reading, but here is a photo of everything I've read since the end of November. I clearly have been in a bit of a graphic novel mood.

Also if you have yet to read and/or watch Dumplin', I highly recommend doing both.

RainyDayReading Love Full Metal Alchemist!! 10mo
teaa41 @RainyDayReading It is actually the first manga I've ever read. I binged watched Brotherhood over Thanksgiving and decided to read the original work. 10mo
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📚: The Secret of NIMH
👧: V.E. Schwab
📺: Stranger Than Fiction
🍽: salt and vinegar chips

#ManicMonday #letterS @JoScho

JoScho Good food choice! (edited) 11mo
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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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I really liked the humor of the first chapters and felt immediately engrossed in the story, but that feeling wained as I kept listening. Whether that was due to the story, the fact it was an audiobook, or the bit of a reading slump I am in, I am not sure. Regardless, I liked it, but didn't love it.

And cheers for the wonderful representation with a fat, latina protagonist who is all for body positivity.

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Finally getting around to posting my October wrap-up. This month I started many books, but finished few. Of course that is likely due to the copious amount of fanfiction I read that isn't reflected above.

My favorite read of the month is the tagged book.

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Wild Magic | Tamora Pierce
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Halloween may have been 3 days ago, but today was my day to dress up. I attended my first ever Con and honored the ocassion by cosplaying as one of my favorite characters of all time, Daine from The Immortals Quartet by Tamora Pierce. This is something I have wanted to do for years and if I didn't have to cut out my head to fit the entire outift in the photo, my smile would show just how happy I was.

Marilyncjackson Very awesome! What Con? 12mo
teaa41 @Marilyncjackson Rhode Island Comicon 12mo
Marilyncjackson @teaa41 cool. You look awesome 😎 12mo
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📚: A Prayer for Owen Meany
👩: Tamora Pierce
📺: Parks and Recreation
🍽: Pasta, potato chips, and peanut butter

#manicmonday #letterP @JoScho

JoScho 🧡💜🧡 12mo
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An Enchantment of Ravens | Margaret Rogerson
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I really liked the beginning and was starting to wonder why it had such mixed reviews. As I kept reading, however, I started to get confused by some of the world building and wanted some more that mixed in with the romance. I rarely say a book needed to be longer, but this one is an exception. More pages would have allowed for more explanations and therefore less confusion.

Also, the cover is beautiful.

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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A delightfully creepy middle grade ghost story that is perfect for this time of year.

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Aftetr watching the trailer, I decided to read (well listen) to this book because book before movie. I was surprised by how much I loved this story. It was equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking and overall a delightful time. Letters were an excellent way to tell this story as it allowed for more perceptives of the characters. (Also the book was way better than the movie)

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 12mo
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With all the descriptions of the land of almost awake in the beginning of this book and not a lot of plot development, it took me awhile to get into the story. By the end, however, I was cheering and tearing up. I love Elsa and her love of Harry Potter is everything.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
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teaa41 Thanks for the welcome wishes everyone! 12mo
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Star-Crossed | Barbara Dee
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This book was an absolutely adorable read. Mattie's struggle with her crush felt realistic both as a girl dealing with her first crush on another girl, and from what I remember of middle school awkwardness. Also, I am so happy that there is a middle grade book in the world that uses the word bisexual.

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Star-Crossed | Barbara Dee
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In honor of #BiVisibilityDay, I am sharing some lovely books featuring a bi character. The representation means so much to me as an adult and I can only imagine how much they would have helped teenage me. Gentleman's Guide is so important to me because of how Monty's bisexuality is treated and discussed, and I want to cry knowing that there are middle grade books with bi protagonists (Star-crossed - which is adorable). #representationmatters #lgbt

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