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thec0zy

Joined July 2016

Never leave the house without a book. thec0zy.tumblr.com
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Innocent Mage by Karen Miller
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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
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This dark, creepy novel about a tree nourished by lies and fruited with truths is the perfect read for a Snow Day!

ATL got 1-2 inches of snow last night, and the city has ground to a halt. It‘s not a problem for me though, plenty of reading to do!

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A Promise of Fire | Amanda Bouchet
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Christmas reads with A Muppet Christmas Carol in the background 🎄🎁
#romantsy #ghostofChristmasPresent

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Festive in Death | J. D. Robb
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When in December, I like my murders festive! #romantsy

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It‘s decided. I am not leaving bed today!

Cortg Lucky you! My car is de-icing and I‘m heading to work. It‘s all goooood though! 2y
thec0zy @Cortg ooh I wish I could send you some nice warm weather with zero ice! 2y
Cortg Thanks! ‘‘Tis the season 🙂 2y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yeeeeeessss. Haven‘t read this one, but soon I‘m starting 2y
thec0zy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I loveddd Full Fathom Five! I think it might be my favorite. Although LFS is turning out to be quite good as well! 2y
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The Refrigerator Monologues | Catherynne M. Valente
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I would have liked this better if I had a connection to characters and the comics from which they were derived. An incredible writer, Valente created six vibrantly different voices for each of her characters. The novel is filled with rage at an industry that time and again dismisses it‘s women, both fictional and realistic.

It just was not for me.

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Feed | Mira Grant
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A perfect Halloween read and highly recommended!! 🎃👻

Thirty-five years after the initial uprising, society has changed to accommodate zombies. The main characters are blogger journalists following a presidential campaign of the first candidate to have been under 18 during the zombie uprising. After a series of fatal incidents on the trail, the bloggers begin to suspect someone of sabotaging the campaign. Another wild ride by Seanan McGuire!

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Bui traces her family‘s origins and flight from war-torn South Vietnam to parse her identity. Beautifully illustrated, the memoir sketches the trauma of forsaking a home to seek refuge and belonging in an entirely different culture. A poignant read during the current political and socioeconomic climate.

LitsyGetsGraphic Join us in the discussion about this book on 4/29 2y
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Gemina | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I spent a solid ten minutes looking for my sandals before spotting them underneath this behemoth. It started off with a bang and has not stopped! It‘s a perfectly creepy, autumn read.

Also, hey, Litsy, what‘s up? It‘s been awhile 💕

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I wish it were still the weekend, and I did not have to work! Oh well.

I loved this book. Liadan was such an engrossing character, and her strength was so inspiring. The romance was absolutely lovely, despite lacking picture perfection.

This novel was powerfully feminine. I am not sure I can do its beauty justice in this review. I will be rereading it for years to come.
#mounttbr #backgroundboxer #wantsmetofetchhisball

LeeRHarry Great series! 😍 2y
thec0zy @LeeRHarry I can't wait to keep reading it!! 2y
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It's a rare day when I can actually shut work down at 5:30, but this is my ideal: peanut butter cup, a cuppa, and a book 😊

melbeautyandbooks Looks perfect to me! 3y
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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I might have a problem. #mounttbr

Caroline2 🤣 you know you have a problem when your to be read pile becomes scary eh!! I know how you feel! I have put myself on a book buying ban till I make a dent in mine! 😒 3y
thec0zy @Caroline2 yup! I will have to do the same. I think I will have to prioritize physical books over ebooks too for now 3y
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Reviewsbylola You and all the rest of us on litsy. 🤣🤣 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I don't think I'm brave enough to put mine in a physical pile and take a picture. You are a braver woman than me! 3y
thec0zy @Reviewsbylola so true! 🤓 3y
thec0zy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was hoping it might goad me into fixing it 😂 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thec0zy Good luck! Seriously! I see some in there that I want to read, and some I really enjoyed so remember to have fun too. 😉 3y
thec0zy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thank you ☺️ 3y
Lizpixie At least yours is only two stacks! I'm overjoyed at having so many awesome books to choose from, but just a bit overwhelmed as well. I've tried a bookban, didn't quite work for me. But, it's a pretty wonderful problem to have. I think I overcompensate for not having books when I was a child. Btw, I vote for you to read your Phryne Fisher books next! 3y
thec0zy @Lizpixie It is, just, like you said, overwhelming. My Phryne books are coming up quite soon! And I cannot wait 😍 3y
JazzFeathers A problem? 🤔😁 3y
Hooked_on_books I see no problem here. Oh wait, not enough books? 😬 Code Name Verity is terrific. 3y
thec0zy @JazzFeathers @Hooked_on_books the very best of problems 😂 3y
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This is my cull pile for today! I am trying to declutter and make room for an upcoming move, so it pains me but I am only keeping the books I adore and plan on rereading. Some of these I'll add to my ebook collection 😊

LeahBergen I was doing some culling yesterday, too. 👍🏼 3y
thec0zy @LeahBergen it's tough, but necessary 😅 3y
tpixie Good job! It is hard! 3y
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TheLondonBookworm You're stronger than me! 3y
Karkar Oh all of those are on my tbr. I hope that is not a bad sign. :( 3y
thec0zy @Karkar not at all! I really enjoyed them. I'm just have a hard set of criteria for my physical books, and I'm getting ready to move. 3y
thec0zy @tpixie @TheLondonBookworm thank you! I'm pushing through 😢 3y
tpixie ❤️ 3y
Crystalblu I culled pretty hardcore before our last move. Now that we own or home and don't think we will ever move I can start refilling the shelves!! 💖 3y
thec0zy @Crystalblu that's the best. I'm really looking forward to the days when I can have a real little library of my own 📚 3y
Suet624 Such a painful process. Both the moving and the culling! 3y
WordWaller Culling is so hard but also feels so good at the same time. I have to do it every few months! Too many galleys 3y
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Anathem | Neal Stephenson
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Can anyone motivate me to read this monster?

I have had it on my shelf for close to two years. I promised a friend I would read it, but I find myself dragging my heels and tired of feeling guilty.

#readerproblems

DGRachel It's got 100% pick on Litsy, if that helps. Otherwise, no...I got nuthin'. 😂 3y
thec0zy @DGRachel 😂it's something! Maybe I'll put my the rating to the test 😉 3y
Jessicav It took me AGES to finish it. It was my work book for months. It dragged in some spots but I will say I felt a huge sense of accomplishment when I finished it. Totally worth it. Stephenson has a bonkers brain. It's great. 3y
thec0zy @Jessicav okay, I'll try it. I was worried it would drag most of the time. Was thee good character development? 3y
Jessicav @thec0zy I honestly don't remember 100%. I read it a few years ago. There is definitely development. But I think it's mostly world building. 3y
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Windwitch | Susan Dennard
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Don't you love it when you get an email from Overdrive with a notification that an audiobook was automatically checked out for you?

And just as I was dithering over what to read 😊

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Cold-Forged Flame | Marie Brennan
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I finally got around to reading this novella. It starts with a very interesting hook, the incarnation of a being who is forcibly dedicated to a task. Ree is a fascinating protagonist with a fierce nature and the desire for self-determination.

I am absolutely looking forward to the sequel. And tor.com is winning the novella game so hard. Maybe the Booksmugglers will give them some competition this year.

MCYmermaid So many of my short works on my Kobo app / shelves are from Tor.com! 3y
thec0zy @MCYmermaid Mine too! You really cannot go wrong with them. I think Binti was the novella that really sold me; I've been a goner ever since. 3y
MCYmermaid @thec0zy IIRC mine was one of Leigh Bardugo's. 3y
Heretherebedragons Guess I'll have to hop on this bandwagon. Binti's on my tbr pile at home, and Tor is one of my favorite publishers. Thanks for the recommendation! 2y
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Act Like It | Lucy Parker
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A philanthropic actress is talked into faux-dating one of her co-stars to improve his cantankerous public image. Slowly but surely the ice between the two melts into a sassy and happy romance. I loved the banter between the two and the realistic look at how people relate to others in a relationship. It made me so happy!
#romantsy #chaosandordermuppets #crankynobles

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A Promise of Fire | Amanda Bouchet
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My sister was in LA this weekend, so she stopped by The Ripped Bodice (the only brick and mortar romance bookstore in the contiguous US)!! She got to meet the owners, two lovely sisters and their adorable Instastar corgi, Fitzwilliam Waffles!

She even brought me back three books 😍 #sheluvsmegood #bookhaul #bestsister #romantsy

Jas16 So jealous! I need to make a trip there. 3y
Cinfhen Great photo, fabulous sister💞 3y
thec0zy @Jas16 You and me both!! 3y
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thec0zy @Cinfhen thank you, and she definitely is 💕 3y
JazzFeathers What a fantastic name for a romance bookshop! 3y
TsundokuAleax I have heard about this shop. Was it ad amazing as I hope it is? 3y
thec0zy @JazzFeathers it always makes me smile 🤓 3y
thec0zy @TsundokuAleax it was by all accounts; my sister won't stop gushing! I can't wait to check it out by myself. 3y
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There's nothing like relaxing and reading with your bestie! I wish we could do this every day 💕

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Radiance: A Novel | Catherynne M. Valente
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When a friend comes over, out comes a pile of book recommendations. #sorrynotsorry

Cinfhen 😂did she ask first? 3y
Laalaleighh How was too like the lightning? 3y
GemintheRough This stack is my jam. And Clash of Kings? 👍🏾 3y
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thec0zy @Cinfhen 😂 nope! that's true friendship there 3y
thec0zy @Laalaleighh I haven't read it yet, but I've heard amazing things. I'm gonna get there soon 😊 3y
thec0zy @GemintheRough thanks!! I love it when is SFF folks find each other 🤓 3y
Laalaleighh @thec0zy it's on my tbr shelf. 3y
thec0zy @Laalaleighh first one to read it let's the other know how it went? 3y
Laalaleighh Haha deal. 3y
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Devoted in Death | J. D. Robb
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I always forget how much I enjoy the In Death series until I am reading them!
#evedallas #goals

kspenmoll Read some a few years back & did enjoy; I should revisit! 3y
thec0zy @kspenmoll definitely! They are so enjoyable 🤓 3y
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One race with ice magic, the Frostbloods, have oppressed the fire magic race of Firebloods for about a century. There is not a better sentence to demonstrate the two-dimensionality of this novel, except perhaps, 'the Fireblood girl melts the icy heart of her Frostblood guard with her magical heat.'

The romance is trite, the romance plot twist barely merits that description, the heroine whines ceaselessly, and the dialogue. Omg the dialogue.

Claireluana Good to know! Will happily skip :) 3y
Texreader Sounds awful 3y
thec0zy @Claireluana perfect 😊 no point wasting precious reading time! 3y
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thec0zy @Texreader it was not great. my sister would periodically appear as I was listening to it, and even she would roll her eyes at the snatches of dialogue. 3y
JazzFeathers Well, some books deserves a pass ;) 3y
thec0zy @JazzFeathers so true! and hopefully I'll save others from having to read it 😊 3y
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Girls at the Kingfisher Club | Genevieve Valentine
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Girls at the Kingfisher Club is a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses, which was one of my favorite fairytales as a child. Valentine does a wonderful job subverting the fairytale narrative and offering instead a novel about women claiming independence for themselves in 12 different ways.

(and Genevieve Valentine is the name her parents gave her. So cool, right?)
#marchintoreading #setinthe20s

Pic: Mr. C0zy and I dressed for his MBA dance.

Alfoster So cute! 3y
thec0zy @Alfoster thank you! 3y
LeahBergen Lovely photo. ❤ 3y
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Reviewsbylola Love this! I loved that tale as a child and my daughter's name is Genevieve so maybe I should check the book out. 3y
thec0zy @Reviewsbylola ooh maybe you should! I quite enjoyed it. I love the name Genevieve, so pretty and elegant. 3y
melbeautyandbooks Great pic! 3y
thec0zy @melbeautyandbooks thanks so much! 3y
kspenmoll Lovely photo! Both look great! 3y
thec0zy @kspenmoll thank you!! 3y
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#bookhaul I'm so excited to add these to my pile!!

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Haven't seen that Stories of Your Life cover before Cool! 3y
Laalaleighh Frances Hardinge is such an amazing author! 3y
thec0zy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk it's the U.K. edition! 3y
thec0zy @Laalaleighh I'm really excited! This will be my first Hardinge, which others would you recommend? 3y
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Oh God, the whine is strong with this one. #temptedtobail

Leelee.reads 😂 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Yuck. That is the worst. 🤢 3y
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Yay libraries!! 🤓

UwannaPublishme Wow! 😍👍🏻 3y
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻📚 3y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Let's play the nightly game of 'how many books are in my bed tonight?' #bookishlove

Laura317 You're a book floozy! 😂 3y
thec0zy @Lizpixie 💕 #phryne'smyhero 3y
thec0zy @Laura317 I totally am 😂 3y
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The Artist's Way | Julia Cameron
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Just a snapshot of last week in my passion planner! #pashfam

Reviewsbylola I need to take some lessons from you. My planner is very sad looking. 3y
thec0zy @Reviewsbylola I find the trick is not to do it all at once, that way it's not overwhelming. I also you the colors as a way to check off meetings or tasks that I've completed 🤓 3y
ReadingEnvy I use passion planner too! 3y
thec0zy @ReadingEnvy I love it so much!! 3y
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I am enjoying this novella, but I feel that I would get more out of it if I were familiar with Lovecraft at all. Has anyone else read it? Did you feel the same?

ReadingEnvy I haven't read it but would assume the same considering the title! 3y
thec0zy @ReadingEnvy it's good, but I think I'd like it much more if I could see how it's subverting expectations 3y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I cannot believe it is over. It was such an enjoyable novel. The characters feel well and truly fleshed out, and the plot was well-executed. I was concerned the novel's length would make the plot plod along, but it did not! I would have felt swindled if it were any shorter.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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According to @maria.mianaai , V.E. Schwab effectively had two books in A Conjuring of Light, but she wanted the Darker Shades to remain a trilogy. To make that happen, the publisher had to mess with the margins to keep the book under 700 pages. This picture does not perfectly illustrate the difference, but the margins in A Conjuring of Light are about half the width of those in A Gathering of Shadows. 😍🤓📚

julesG Who needs wide margins anyway? ;) 3y
thec0zy @julesG all the more to read!! 3y
Moray_Reads That's the kind of thing I used to try when I knew my essays were too long 😂 3y
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saresmoore I love this tactic! @Moray_Reads Surely the professor won't notice if I just tweak the kerning a bit and remove a few mm from the required margin width. 😬 3y
Moray_Reads @saresmoore Exactly, it's not as if they had a word count facility... 😂 3y
thec0zy @Moray_Reads @saresmoore the essay writing struggle! Can't escape school without attempting to get away with it at least once. 3y
julesG @Moray_Reads Margins, line spacing, spacing between letters, font size - they are all tweakable; guess how I know. 3y
LuLeeBelle Waaaait! That explains somethings I noticed 3y
thec0zy @LuLeeBelle yay! What did you notice?? 3y
LuLeeBelle @thec0zy it FELT like there was a lot of story in the few pages I'd read. I hadn't even considered the formatting 3y
thec0zy @LuLeeBelle oh I totally agree with that, and I'm only halfway through 3y
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Tangentially bookish, but Arrival is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I shouldn't be surprised though, everything Ted Chiang pens is intense and full of expression.

Librarianaut I loved that movie; I was glued to my seat. It really stayed with me when it was over, too 3y
ThatBookishGal Loved this movie 3y
thec0zy @Librarianaut @ThatBookishGal Yes! I immediately went to download the soundtrack too. Every piece was gorgeous. 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
monkeygirlsmama Really? I just watched this last weekend, and I have to say I was disappointed. I think I went into it expecting a traditional alien invasion flick, which didn't happen. So when it didn't it lowered my overall enjoyment cause it was kind of low key. 3y
Nonaroo I loved this movie. There was something so quiet about it. It was different from most films in this genre which is why I loved it. 3y
thec0zy @monkeygirlsmama ooh see, that's exactly what I loved! It was so different from all the other first contact films, but I can see how expectations would interfere with the enjoyment. Just like @Nonaroo said, it was quiet and such a slow burn, plus every piece of the movie drew me in. Also, I'm a sucker for linguistics 🤓 3y
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I just want to stay up all night and read, but I'm supposed to be a responsible adult. What's a girl to do?

Lizpixie Another member of the #phryneappreciationclub 3y
thec0zy @Lizpixie yes!! She's amazing. I found the show first and then started on the books 😍 3y
LauraBrook Being an adult is overrated! I'm a #phryneappreciationclub member too! 3y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I am so excited 😍

mabell I love the cover! 3y
bates_barb I have all three of them as either ebooks or audiobooks, but I may have to buy the hardcovers simply as works of art. 3y
thec0zy @mabell @bates_barb I honestly bought the first in the series on the cover alone. And then the series sucked me in. I cannot wait to see the entirely trilogy together on a shelf 🤓 3y
Scott_BookInvasion I too have books 1 and 2 signed hardcover and audiobooks! I need to get this one and find a signed copy! 3y
thec0zy @MisfitNerdBooks Jealous! I have the audiobooks too, but no signed copies! I think B&N might have a couple though! 3y
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Cursor's Fury | Jim Butcher
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I missed it yesterday, but I wanted to post a pic of my darling pup, Finnegan! I'm out of town currently, so I'm missing him bunches. I'll get to see him later today though 😍 #dogsoflitsy

Hope you're feeling better, @lemonlime799 !

shanebeth look at that little face!! 😍 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So cute! 3y
Cortg What a cutie! 3y
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TheLibrarian Super cute!! 3y
thec0zy @shanebeth @CherylDeFranceschi @Cortg @TheLibrarian thank you! He always brightens my day 🐶 (edited) 3y
queerbookreader Thank you so much!! He's adorable 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 3y
SharonGoforth 🐶🐶 3y
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Thank you so much, @Dvmheather !! I love them so much. I've been wanting to read both forever, and I can't wait to dig in!

Also, the sweets are totally gone now. So delicious! ❤
#cupidgoespostal
@BookishMarginalia

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3y
Dvmheather Glad you liked it! 3y
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Thank you, @Dvmheather !! I'm a little late in posting it, but it's here! And I'm totally struggling to wait 🤓#cupidgoespostal @BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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I am so happy I read this novella immediately rather than pushing it further down my #tbr pile. It is full of the emotional depth I have come to expect from Nnedi Okorafor. Binti is an incredibly engaging character. Watching her grapple with who she is and where she belongs was the perfect way to end a long week. I cannot wait to see how Okorafor finishes the series! #ownvoices

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This #bookmail totally peeked up my workday! For over a year, I've been waiting for this book, a debut from Thoraiya Dyer about whom Galactic Surburbia raves. I'm won't lie, the gorgeous cover sucked me in, but the magic, gods, reincarnation, and rainforest setting made me stay. What more can you ask for??

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Saw this cover on Tor.com ages ago and it blew me away. Definitely going to pick it up. 3y
thec0zy @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Yes! I'm pretty sure I preordered it as soon as I saw it on Tor.com. 3y
BiblioNyan Wow that cover is breathtaking!! 3y
thec0zy @Bibli0.Nyan right?? It makes me wish I had art skills 😭 3y
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Lumberjanes Vol. 4 | Shannon Watters
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I know I need to save these for moments when I need some sunshine, but they're so cute! And I've had the blues recently, so I think I need the sunshine now. 💕💕💕
#friendshiptothemax #mounttbr

elkeo_TheBookDragon Lumberjanes are perfect when you need to smile! I also love Bandette for the times I need to escape & have fun 😁 3y
thec0zy @elkeo immediately stacked it. I'll start on Bandette when I make it through all of the Lumberjanes 💜 3y
Dorianna Lumberjanes kept me sane during a particularly nasty rough patch in my life so I'm always recommending it to people if they want something feel good to read. Hope you're feeling better! 3y
thec0zy @Dorianna Thank you! I'm working on it 😊 3y
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CrossTalk | Connie Willis
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So look, I read this as I was recuperating from my wisdom teeth extraction, which means pain meds affected my perspective on this book. They made me like it. It probably also helps that I've never read any Connie Willis before.
It was a light science fiction romance. Without my pain meds, I would have found the characterizations and dialogue painful and irritating. So I guess I say read this when you're not fully focusing on it.
#mounttbr

elkeo_TheBookDragon Don't give up on Connie though - her time travel books are terrific. At least that is what made me a fan! 3y
thec0zy @elkeo I have heard amazing things about that novel, and I'll definitely check it out! 3y
ReadingEnvy I enjoy some Connie Willis but couldn't get past the trying-too-hard dialogue with this one. 3y
thec0zy @ReadingEnvy Yeah, there were some truly teeth-gritting pieces of dialogue. Oy. 3y
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CrossTalk | Connie Willis
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I had my wisdom teeth out today, been putting it off for ages. I'm trying to stay awake so that I can sleep through the night, so I'm watching Sense and Sensibility and reading Crosstalk 😊 Does anyone else try to watch tv and read at the same time?

sherryvdh Every night! The TV can never hold my attention fully, so I always have a book in my hand. 3y
thec0zy @sherryvdh that's about what I do too! Especially during the news, books are my shield 🙌🏻 3y
Alfoster Yes! But it rarely works! I always think I can multi-task but unless it's mindless TV, I can't focus on both😳! 3y
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Notafraidofwords Oh my favorite thing to do is read and have the tv in the background. 3y
thec0zy @Alfoster I can't read while watching tv I've never seen before, really. I end up missing plot points or nuances ☹️ 3y
thec0zy @Notafraidofwords there's something really nice about having the tv mumbling something! Do you keep it on low volume or normal volume? 3y
Owlizabeth I always have an open book in my lap when I watch tv, especially when we're watching live - commercial breaks!! 3y
thec0zy @Owlizabeth ooh that's a really point. I so rarely watch live tv anymore, but I'll definitely put that life hack to good use! 🤓 3y
TheLibrarian Sometimes - especially if it's something I've already seen before. 3y
Megabooks Ugh! I'm sorry. I hope you get a good night's sleep! 3y
thec0zy @TheLibrarian that's how it works for me too. The more I've seen it, the more I'm likely to read through it! 3y
thec0zy @Ebooksandcooks thank you! I'm hoping so! ☺️ 3y
UwannaPublishme Hope you're feeling and will sleep peacefully. Hard for me to read and watch tv...unless it's a boring show I've seen already. 3y
thec0zy @UwannaPublishme thank you ☺️ has to be a boring show? (edited) 3y
Dorianna Watching TV and reading at the same time is something I try often. Speedy recovery from your wisdom teeth removal. (edited) 3y
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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Another #24in48 in which I couldn't participate, but I did get to march! Thinking about all us rebellious Littens and how vital our right to protest is.
#resist #defend #womensmarch

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
saresmoore Yes! 3y
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ReadingSusan Awesome!!!!!! 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon You kick ass!! WooHoo!!! 3y
B.Reader 💕💕 3y
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[DELETED] 1409720085 Love this! ♥️ 3y
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Ahh! I enjoyed listening to this book so much! Phoebe Robinson is hilarious. I learned so much and laughed the entire time! #doubleXaf

Everyone should check this out!

Karkar I loved this book! 3y
thec0zy @Karkar me too! It was so good!! 3y
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Somehow this #bookmail isn't as exciting as the others. I also exempted it from my book buying ban 😒 oh well.

tricours I translate for a higher ed website that keeps going on about GMAT and preparations and I'm just so glad I don't have to take it myself 🤓 3y
thec0zy @tricours lucky!! I was really hoping after college I would never have to take a standardized test again lol 😂 3y
tricours What do you need it for? 3y
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thec0zy @tricours I'm thinking about going to business school. Or at least, I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my life lol. And taking the GMAT seems like a good idea to cultivate options. What languages do you translate? 3y
tricours Sounds daunting 😬 I don't translate much anymore, I live in the most expensive country in Europe (Norway) and translate into another language (Swedish), so it doesn't pay well enough... But if I do translate, it's mostly Norwegian, Danish and English into Swedish, with some very occasional French and Russian. But that pays even less... 3y
thec0zy @tricours that's amazing!! I want to learn more languages (besides English, I only know dead languages). Are there many similarities between Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish? Or are they very different? 3y
tricours Bokmål Norwegian and Danish are very similar in writing, and Swedish is quite similar to them ?Which dead ones do you know? I've also studied dead languages! 3y
thec0zy @tricours Latin, Ancient Greek, and a veryyyy rusty smattering of Old English! I keep meaning to add some live languages 😊 which ones have you studied? 3y
tricours The only ones I can actually read in are Old Church Slavonic and Old Russian, but I've studied some Ancient Greek and old Norse too, however without any proficiency... 3y
thec0zy @tricours Oh nice! I always wanted to check out old Norse, but my college didn't offer any courses. The library was a little scant too. 3y
tricours The old Norse class I took at the university of Oslo was so bad! It's obligatory for teachers of Norwegian in Norway, but they don't particularly like it, so it was full of uninspired 20 year old girls and the level was kindergarten:ish -- whereas I wanted an old Norse for historical linguists kind of class... 😩 3y
thec0zy @tricours that sounds so disappointing! And there was only that course, no ability to opt into a more in-depth level? That's so cruel. 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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I made a huge mistake when I started listening to this book. I started it while working. Cue me, sobbing like a baby while trying to work on an excel spreadsheet.

It was gorgeous, poignant, and rage-filled. I think it stayed true to the conflicting emotions inherent in traumatic situations. I think I will probably wait to watch the film in my own home. I'm not big on crying in theaters.

Moray_Reads I agree! I'd like to see it but I just can't subject the innocent public to my uncontrolled weeping and wailing. Holding out for the dvd 3y
thec0zy @Moray_Reads it's just the better choice for me, no need to drive home with a tear-jerked headache. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Right? I cried so much during this one. Luckily I was at home. 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan I watched it last night. By the end of the movie I stopped trying to dry my tears. At least one person in the theater was loudly sobbing. It's one that might have been best watched at home. 3y
TrishB My daughter said she can't wait to watch it again at home so she can ugly cry as apparently she cried in a restrained way at the pictures!! 3y
thec0zy @emilydecato that was totally the right decision. Omg so many tears. 3y
thec0zy @jpmcwisemorgan yes, I am definitely going to watch it at home then. I would soak through a handkerchief for sure. 3y
thec0zy @TrishB more power to her! I cannot restrain my tears, once they start, they're going full force, with or without my consent! 3y
Gayan I will have to watch it at home also. By the time I finished the audio book I looked like a very unstable person, walking around sobbing and muttering to myself. 3y
thec0zy @Gayan that is exactly what I did, except with loud snuffling sounds as I attempted to wipe my nose. (edited) 3y
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This Savage Song | V.E Schwab
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Kate Harker is a human who wants to be monstrous, and August Flynn is a monster who wants to be human. They are on opposing sides in the simmering conflict that embroils their city, but choose to protect each other rather than fight.

#mounttbr

I did not connect with the characters as much as I would have liked, but still enjoyed reading the novel.

MrBook Nice review and pic 😊👍🏻! 3y
thec0zy Thanks, @MrBook ☺️ 3y
KirstieE This is on my tbr for February! Did you like it enough to pick up the second one when it's released ? 3y
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thec0zy @KirstieE Definitely! I want to see where it goes and whether the characters grow. 3y
BookFreakOut Is that a giant ladybug pillow? I have one of those!!!🐞 3y
thec0zy @BookFreakOut yess!!! It makes me so happy. I use her for decoration and as the perfect pillow for couch naps! 3y
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A Course In Miracles: Original Edition | Anonymous, Helen Shucman
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#morningreflections Reading and Journaling sesh

Lacythebookworm Mildliners😍😍😍 3y
thec0zy @Lacythebookworm they're the best!! 3y
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This was a really good read, focused on determining your truth and standing up for it respectfully. I think this will be especially important for me in 2017.

Now I'm thinking about pursuing a career in Negotiations, that's how much I enjoyed reading this book.
#mounttbr

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DGRachel That looks yummy 😋 3y
thec0zy @DGRachel It was a great decision 😉 (edited) 3y
TheNextBook I wish I was there!!!! Have fun! And have a butterbeer for me please. (P.S. There is a place near the entrance to Islands of Adventure, a pastry place, that sells the most amaing funnel cakes that you top with ice cream. Treat yourself!) 3y
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moranadatter Wow! Have extra fun for us! 3y
thec0zy @TheNextBook I wish I could comment a picture of the funnel cakes we just ate. They were delicious! Thank you for the tip ☺️ 3y
thec0zy @kmdartist working on it! Storing up all my HP love 😊 3y
Claireluana So jealous! 3y
TheNextBook @thec0zy Yes!!!! They are amazing! 3y
Samwise_Gamgee Jealous!!! 3y
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How to be a Parisian Wherever You are | Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, Sophie Mas
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To be honest though, this Pan was really my bad. I forgot that I hate being told how I should act or who I should want to be. Actually, I intensely dislike the word "should." Thank you, #CatholicSchool.

I did appreciate the shoutouts to the Simones Veil and de Beauvoir.

elkeo_TheBookDragon 🙌 (High five, not a praise jesus - Catholic school survivor here😉) 3y
Michelle_mck My Catholic schools were the opposite - no should for us. Maybe Australian schools are different 3y
thec0zy @elkeo 🙌🏻 we gotta stick together! 3y
thec0zy @Michelle_mck maybe! I'm kinda jealous of your lack of "should." Did you get any guilttripping? 3y
Michelle_mck @thec0zy no none at all... it wasn't strict - we had discipline but not over the top 3y
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