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tonyahoswalt

tonyahoswalt

Joined December 2017

Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian at a public library system // My review blog: acrossthelibrary.com
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Circe by Madeline Miller
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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Mehso-so

Note Simon's slightly confused look. We didn't "get" this book. It was okay, but just hard to imagine being plausible. Hard to relate to. Yeah, just not believable though it's contemporary/realistic fiction.

#yareads #catsoflitsy

TheNerdyProfessor What a pretty kitty! 4w
tonyahoswalt @TheNerdyProfessor He thanks you 😁 4w
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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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Pickpick

This is a really great dystopia type book that takes place in a what could be our very own time. That's what makes it so haunting, you could see this happening. Because I'm weird though, I think it would have been fine if it had ended on page 367. #yareads #catsoflitsy

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The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

This was a satisfying mystery read, though I did not like the mothers, Lesley and Jenny. Bleh, could have slapped them a few times. I know they were grieving, but still, don't have to be annoying. Anyway, good stuff.

#mystery #catsoflitsy

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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Pickpick

Ugh, these books with these cliffhangers! Trying to kill me me! I need book 3 now!

BookFrog Yep 2mo
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The Vanishing Stair | Maureen Johnson
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Finally working my way through all my library books. Enjoying this one so far. I do love Maureen Johnson though, so not surprised!

#catsoflitsy #yareads #librarybooks

Erofan 😻😻😻 2mo
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Mehso-so

What the what? I mean....that ending was not satisfactory. The rest of the book was decent, though I don't really like her style (my first book by this author). But a big no to that ending! Too many questions remaining.

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Just wanted to recommend this children's book we got at the library. It is super cute!

 @JenlovesJT47 Maybe Jace would like it?

#childrensbooks #dinosaurs #librarian

JenlovesJT47 Ooh yes he would! I‘m going to see if my library has it. ❤️🤗 3mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Finally reading this much belated #bbbbc book. Took me a moment to get into it because I kept trying to read when I was tired so I was falling asleep and not remembering what I'd read, but now I'm really enjoying it.

I also just tried to catch up with a few people's feeds. It's been awhile. I may need to cut back on follows so I can try to keep up.

#catsoflitsy

Briary I just have to say you have such a beautiful reading buddy here 😺❤ He looks very regal! 3mo
Moony Wow such a beautiful cat? What breed it is? 😍🐱 3mo
tracey38 I understand. I have to skip days during the qork week because I can't keep up with posts. Life gets in the way. And when I have free time, I want to read! 3mo
Elma Beautiful kitty!😻 3mo
tonyahoswalt @Briary @Moony @Elma Simon, the kitty, says thank you! @Moony he's a gray tabby domestic shorthair with creme markings on his face. 3mo
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Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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Pickpick

I struggled to decide if this is a top pick or just so-so, but I'm going with top pick. I love Zusak's writing, I just felt at one point over half way through that I still didn't know what the book was about. But I think I figured it out. It's a book of the love of a family, the love between two teenagers, and grief. Long and enveloping. #yareads

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A Blade So Black | L.L. McKinney
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An interesting take on Alice in Wonderland. Liked it for the most part. A little repetitive in the beginning. Could definitely use some editing in the middle, lots of typos. Loved Hatta the most. #yareads

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Sorry #bbbbc I could not finish this. I've heard such great things, but I was bored with it. Then I got to a fight scene and thought it was so repetitive, burned this, burned that. Had to put it down. Maybe I'll try again eventually.

Laughterhp I love your bookmark thingy. (At least I think it‘s a bookmark) 4mo
tonyahoswalt @Laughterhp It is! I love it too! I got it from @Bookartbookmarks 4mo
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The Boneless Mercies | April Tucholke
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Pickpick

4 1/2 stars, I think. I really enjoyed this. Loved the flow, the story, the characters. I just felt like the things that were changed to make it "original" weren't changed enough: Vorse instead of Norse, Obin instead of Odin, Valkree, as a goddess, instead of the Valkyries, Holhalla instead of Valhalla, Hel instead of Hell. Maybe that's just me being too harsh. #yareads

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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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Finally starting Mistborn for book club. Actually tried to start last night but fell asleep. Nothing against book, I was just really tired. This will be my first Brandon Sanderson. I've heard great things! #bbbbc

TK421 I'm about 200 pages in, and I am really enjoying it. 4mo
tonyahoswalt @TK421 I thought this was an average length book until I realized that my copy has super thin pages! I'm going to have to pick up my pace! 4mo
SpeculativeFemale I love Sanderson. I've never been disappointed by anything he's written. 💜 4mo
Jovy This is a great series, enjoy! 4mo
TabbyGibby I read this series years ago (like almost 10) and it still comes to mind as one to recommend to others. Enjoy! 4mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Pickpick

The cover of this is so lovely! I like a good novel in verse, and this did not disappoint. It was a little hard for me to get into at first, but it was really good.

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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Pickpick

Simon gives this one 🐾🐾🐾🐾 (4 paws). I liked this more than the first one actually. Danna was still annoying, but I enjoyed everyone else, and I am eager for the next one. #yareads

wanderinglynn Simon is beautiful! ❤️🐱 5mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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tracey38 Simon is adorable. 5mo
tonyahoswalt @tracey38 he says thank you! 5mo
HeidiReads Want that bookmark 😍 5mo
tonyahoswalt @HeidiReads It's from @Bookartbookmarks ! She makes beautiful bookmarks! 4mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Thought I'd better get my #letterZ up before we start a new #manicmonday @JoScho
📖 Zombie Survival Guide
📚 Marcus Zusak
📽️ Zombie and
🍜 Zucchini

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Pickpick

I'm going to say top pick because I was happy with the twists and turns. I didn't really like Joey, one of the main characters, but that's a personal opinion, not a reflection on the book I think. I enjoyed most of the rest of the characters. Good development. I continue to enjoy this author who I just started reading last year.

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book too. 5mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Sorry I'm still a day late

📖 Year One
📚 Rick Yancey
📽️ Young Frankenstein
🍜 Yogurt
#manicmonday #letterY @JoScho

JoScho You are all good 💜💜💜 thanks for playing 😊 5mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Catching up

📖 Xena by John Whitman, chosen because Xena is awesome
📚 I'm not choosing an author because I've not read an X author.
📽️ X-Men (the first movie) / 📺 X- files
🍜 Xavier steak sounds delicious!
#manicmonday #letterX @JoScho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 The Witching Hour
📚 Scott Westerfeld, Mo Willems
📽️ Wizard of Oz / 📺 Westworld
🍜 Watermelon
#manicmonday #letterw @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing and getting caught up ☺️🖤 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
📚 Jules Verne
📺Veronica Mars
🍜 Vinaigrette (Dijon)
#manicmonday #letterv @JoScho

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 Under the Dome
📚 John Updike
📽️ Underworld
🍜 Udon
#manicmonday #letteru @JoScho

JoScho 💕☺️ 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 The Time Traveler's Wife
📚 J. R. R. Tolkien, Tomi Adeyemi
📽️ Toy Story, Tarzan (Disney animated), 10 Things I Hate About You / 📺 Torchwood
🍜 Turkey
#manicmonday #lettert @JoScho

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 Shiver
📚 Maggie Stiefvater
📽️ Shrek, Sixteen Candles, St. Elmo's Fire, Star Wars (various) / 📺 Supernatural
🍜 Steak
#manicmonday #letterS @JoScho

JoScho Love Sixteen Candles 🧡 6mo
tonyahoswalt @JoScho If I could just list out all the 80's teen movies 😁 6mo
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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Very behind, catching up

📖 Ready Player One, Red Rising
📚 Patrick Rothfuss, J. K. Rowling/Robert Galbraith
📽️ Remember the Titans
🍜 Rice
#manicmonday #letterr @JoScho

JoScho ☺️☺️☺️ 6mo
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My goal was 50 books, so I'm happy to say I surpassed that and almost tripled my previous year's results.

JoScho 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 6mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🥳🙌🏻 6mo
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Someday | David Levithan
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Not a perfect book, but good enough to be enjoyable. I really liked the first one, so I was excited for the first one, but it didn't grab me at first. I slowly got into it. I know that the random people's perspectives were included to show that A and X weren't the only ones like this, but I didn't find that they added anything to the story. Though Liam and Peter's story was sweet. What happened with X was a little questionable.

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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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@kaye Here's most of my brood. Sadie, Simon, Jack, Oliver, and Sam is the long hair whose head did not fit in the picture. Violet is not shown as she was helping take the picture! #catsoflitsy

JoScho 😻😻😻 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💙 I wish mine snuggled that nicely together!!! 6mo
tonyahoswalt @Riveted_Reader_Melissa It's rare that Sadie, the mostly white calico, joins the snuggle piles. And Sam never does, he's just off to the side like "don't touch me" lol 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @tonyahoswalt mine are all that way, they‘ll lay on the bed or couch together, but with invisible force fields in between them, no touching. LOL. 6mo
Kaye I bet they are good companions. 6mo
tonyahoswalt @kaye They are all great, with distinct personalities. 6mo
CouronneDhiver A heap of kitties! 😍😍 6mo
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this. It flowed really well, and the jumps in age weren't jarring like I sometimes find them. Love the time period and topic. Looking forward to the next book.

readingjedi Sweet kitty 😍 6mo
LauraBeth 😻😻 6mo
Burghbookaddict 😍😍😍 6mo
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The Golden Tower (Magisterium #5) | Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
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Pickpick

Maybe it's just because it's been so long since I read the last book in the series, but I think I liked this one more. Though I do think that one new storyline was wrapped up, or not, too quickly. But it seems like there may be hints towards another series, so maybe it will be addressed then. #catsoflitsy

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That's Not What Happened | Kody Keplinger
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Interesting take on a school shooting, seeing the life of the survivors afterward. Secrets, some not what I expected and a little disappointing, but still a good book. Pretty diverse.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I enjoyed learning about her childhood the most, and her and Barack's early years.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I love that bookmark! 6mo
tonyahoswalt @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I don't normally do pink, but I love this stone! The bookmark is one of @Bookartbookmarks 6mo
Bookartbookmarks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thanks Tonya! I'll have to check out the store. 6mo
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I'm so sorry I've been so absent! I get behind on reading, so I try to read instead of doing social media. Then I get more and more behind on social media, until I can't catch up. I tried to read some posts!
1.#catsoflitsy
2. Of the places I've been, maybe Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas
3. Beef Curry stew
4. Curl up with a cat and read
5. Yes, yes, didn't know it was a thing?
#humpdaypost @MinDea

MinDea "Say it! Say it!" " I will never surrender!!!!!" ??? 7mo
tonyahoswalt @MinDea 😆 I've missed you! 7mo
MinDea 😆😆😆😆 I am having so much fun with these captions! And this photo is adorable! 7mo
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MinDea How goes the reading? All caught up? I am so behind. On everything! 7mo
tonyahoswalt @MinDea ugh, I am also behind on everything. So many overdue library books. I am finally making progress, but it's like every time I try to read I fall asleep! 7mo
MinDea 🤣🤣🤣 I Feel ya! 😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴 7mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Kitten: So throw your paws in the air! And wave 'em like you just don't care! 7mo
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People Kill People | Ellen Hopkins
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Mehso-so

Meh. I like this author, but I didn't really like this as much as some of her other books. None of the characters were likeable.

gradcat Great cover, though...such a shame it couldn‘t measure up!! 7mo
Samplergal It was dreadful, imho. I did love the cover, and was so hopeful. 7mo
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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So excited about this ARC! It says it has the world building of Brandon Sanderson and the story building verve of Patrick Rothfuss! Sad because I'm not going to be able to start it right away.

Mitch Oh my goodness - You‘re so lucky! (edited) 7mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion As much as I kept wanting to like this book, I couldn't get into it. I think it put me in a reading funk. Part of it was the writing, part of it was Agneiszka being the most Mary Sue of all Mary Sues.

BookishTrish I‘ve bailed three times and other readers still insist I need to give it a chance. 7mo
tonyahoswalt @BookishTrish I almost bailed, but I really wanted to like it. Just couldn't love her. 7mo
tonyahoswalt Okay, okay, so technically Agneiszka isn't a Mary Sue because she has flaws, but in my eyes she is because she is able to do all the things others can't do, she's special, blah blah. Bleh! 7mo
MinDea ??? "the most Mary Sue's of Mary Sue's" ???? I loved this book but I can completely see your point of view. I hope you get out of your reading slump! 7mo
tonyahoswalt @MinDea lol I just could not get into it. But I have this thing where I never seem to like the main female characters in books or TV shows. Maybe because everyone else does, or we're supposed to, I dunno. One of my examples is Buffy. I love the show, but first watching, when it aired, didn't like Buffy - loved Faith and Willow. Next big rewatch Buffy grew on me and decided I kind of didn't like Willow after all. 7mo
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I know I'm late, but I've been away again. Hopefully I'm back now!
1. The Magic Christmas (Sweet Valley Twins) I loved that book @JenlovesJT47
2. Having Thanksgiving and Christmas with my aunt and cousins since my parents passed away. I don't really see my family the rest of the year.
3. Muppet Christmas Carol, Grinch
4. All of it!
#Tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Omg I love The Magic Christmas! I try to read that every year in December. 💚💚💚 7mo
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Never Too Late | Amara Royce
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1. Finding Nemo
2. Nope. I had husband give me lesson, but it wasn't for me
3. My Sister's Keeper
4. Going to spend weekend shopping and lounging in Jefferson, TX to celebrate our anniversary, which is actually Tuesday
5. Done
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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I've been away from Litsy for a few days while I was at a library ILS conference, but I'm back and I wanted to do my #letterQ #manicmonday @JoScho

📖 Quidditch through the Ages
📚 Matthew Quick
🎬 The Queen's Corgi (hasn't come out yet, but looks cute)
🥘 Quesadillas

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
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Highly Illogical Behavior | John Corey Whaley
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Any Whaley fans? Corey's from a town near me, I've met him in passing 2 times at cons, and I'm friends with him on Facebook. But Friday at a small YA Lit con, I got to chat with him. As in sitting beside him at a session, & we just chatted & caught up on life. Pretty cool. I remember not being interested in his first book when it came out, but I had to read it in grad school, & I really enjoyed it, & I've loved his two other books!

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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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1. I chose three!
2. Eh, I'm not sure. Way behind.
3. Staying home. It's supposed to be storming, so not even expecting the rare trick or treater.
4. Hopefully my husband and I could take a trip.
5. The costumes!
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

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1. No kids come to my house usually
2. Black cats
3. Read a spooky story
Bonus: It's been a good long while since I read it, but listening to Stephen King's Lisey's Story at 3am was pretty creepy!
#tuesdaytidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🖤🧡 8mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Mehso-so

I was spoiled on one part of this, but even if I hadn't been, I still might only give this a so-so, which I know is an #unpopular opinion. I felt like the underlying plot was so much like so many other YA books. It just wasn't as good as as her Six of Crows, set in the same world, completely different plot and style. #yareads

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I'm almost 200 pages into this...I do like it for the most part...I like the writing style. I like the Dragon. But as much as I want to like Agneiszka, I find her kind of dumb at times, and and at others, very Mary Sue-ish. I don't want that to ruin the book for me, so I hope I can get over it.

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Pillars of the Earth
📖 Jodi Picoult
🎬The Princess Bride
🥘 Pumpkin or pears
#manicmonday #letterP @JoScho

JoScho 💜🧡💜 8mo
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For #NationalCatDay I thought I'd give you all another glimpse of Oliver, the newest member of the Oswalt family. We've had him a little over a week now. #catsoflitsy

CouronneDhiver Very sweet little face 😍 8mo
BookaholicNatty Awwwww soooo adorable!!! 😻 8mo
BookBabe 😻😻😻 8mo
Cpg He‘s presh!!! Such a sweet face! I luv fur babies!!! 😻😻😻 8mo
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Weave a Circle Round | Kari Maaren
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1. Taken for a photo challenge on Bookstagram
2. 4
3. Yes, turn it on and off sporadically right now
4. Yes, since 6th grade. Short bout with contacts for a couple of years but went back to glasses.
5. Tagged book, I think I read it this year...it was rough.
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Odd Child Out
📚 Kenneth Oppel
🎬 The Office
🥘 Oatmeal cookies, yum. But hate oatmeal, bleh. I think it's the texture.
#manicmonday #letterO @JoScho

JoScho I feel the same way about oatmeal! 8mo
tonyahoswalt @JoScho It's mush! Bleh! 8mo
britt_brooke I like oatmeal, but not oatmeal cookies, lol! 8mo
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The Smoke Thieves | Sally Green
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Pickpick

Hmm. I've giving this a pick because I did enjoy it, and I want to read the next book, but it wasn't the best but ever. I'm curious to learn more about the demon smoke, but really Catherine's story is more interesting. I know it's all tied together though. Easy to read, maybe could have been shorter? And again, I typically like long books.

TheReadingMermaid That bookmark!!! 😍😍😍 8mo
tracey38 Gorgeous bookmark! 8mo
tonyahoswalt @TheReadingMermaid @tracey38 I know! It's from @Bookartbookmarks . I have another tree with blue stones and a brown ribbon. 8mo
tracey38 @tonyahoswalt I thought it might be. I hope to buy one one day. They're beautiful 8mo
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The Reading Buddy | Bryce Gibson
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A new reading buddy has joined the family! Meet Oliver, a tiny 6 week old kitten.

#readingbuddy #catsoflitsy

erzascarletbookgasm 👋 Oliver! 8mo
QuietlyLaura Hi Oliver! Welcome to cats of Litsy! 😻 8mo
CouronneDhiver Oliver is very cute! 👍🏽 8mo
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AmyG Omg....he‘s so precious. ❤️ 8mo
JoScho So cute! 8mo
SamHeartCoffee What a sweet face! 8mo
Amanda23 Too cute! 8mo
Meaw_catlady Awwww!! 8mo
tracey38 So sweet! 8mo
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