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watermelontaco13

Joined June 2018

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Bailedbailed

Boring AF. DNF

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The Royal We | Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan
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Re-reading before I read the sequel (𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘈𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳). Enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Light frothy read.
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

CoverToCoverGirl I‘m doing a re-read right now for the same reason! 😁 14mo
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Started out interesting but then got soooo tedious during Part 2 that I kept falling asleep. 🅳🅽🅵

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𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘷𝘰𝘭. 7: 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 follows Dream and Delirium as they try to find their brother, Destruction. This volume was incredibly boring. I had no desire nor care about the plot, I just finished for the sake of finishing for the series. Delirium is annoying especially when she goes around whining and begging her siblings to help her find their brother. Maybe he doesn‘t want to be found! Leave him alone!

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𝑳𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒚 𝑳𝒂𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒔 is primer of goddesses from various mythology and folklore.The illustrations are beautiful and explode with color.
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Lord of the Flies meets Contagion. I expected this book to scare the crap out of me, especially after seeing it on a list for Most Terrifying Books. Instead, I wanted to vomit half the time and ended up skimming the last few chapters so I could see who lived. Terrifying my ass. 🙄
⭐️/5

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American Horror Story meets The Twilight Zone set in the Jim Crow era. I really liked this book and can‘t wait to start watching the show.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Crazeedi Looks like a well loved book! 1y
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𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙚 𝙈𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 is a “self-love anthem for queer black girls everywhere”. It is amusing, charming and a quick read. I don‘t think I can gush any more about how great this book is. I absolutely loved it and Liz Lighty! I really hope Reese Witherspoon adapts this

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𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿: 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗥𝗼𝘀𝘀, 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼𝗽𝗲 is described as “a love letter to black women”. In a series of engaging essays,Shayla Lawson mixes personal stories about being a Black woman with pop culture references and Black history. This was my first essay collection that I‘ve read. I didn‘t feel like I was being lectured or like the essays‘ subject went over my head.
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Sandman - Fables and Reflections | Neil Gaiman, Bryan Talbot
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Sigh another short story volume that I could have skipped. I liked that these stories were heavy with mythology but other than that 🥱. The ones I did like were “The Hunt” and “Orpheus”
🌟🌟/5

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As black girls, we‘ve been trained to believe that in order to consider ourselves unusual or individual we have to align ourselves with an existing white aesthetic. Often, young black girls looking for countercultural edge don‘t realize that much of what makes America “cool” has been ripped off from black girls, from the slang and swag stolen from our queer femme culture to the lip gloss and nail art pilfered from our chic urban hood.

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We have always been cool. Everything we look to for inspiration, in every way America has learned to entertain and perform, black people - black women- have been the “alternative” at the center of it all.

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Sex and Vanity | Kevin Kwan
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Loved that is had the same gossipy, luxurious tone as Crazy Rich Asians. Liked majority of the characters but COULDN‘T STAND Lucie, the main character. She was an annoying, people pleasing pushover that played games with George. She caused so much unnecessary drama because she couldn‘t put on her big girl panties and admit the truth to herself. Otherwise a good summer read

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This volume follows Death as ventures to Hell to redeem himself. Thousands of years ago he sentenced a mortal woman to Hell after she rejected his proposal. I liked but didn‘t love this volume.
🌟🌟🌟/5

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𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙫𝙤𝙡. 4: 𝘿𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙮 consists of 4 short stories...I didn‘t like any of the them. 👎🏽 The first story turned me off, the second story was dumb, the third story was eh and I can‘t remember what the 4th was about because by then I was bored to tears. Aside from Death and Dream, none of the characters from the previous volumes were featured.
⭐️/5

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𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙫𝙤𝙡. 2: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 follows a young woman named Rose Walker, who is being carefully watched by Dream. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘿𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚 was creepy, strange and gave me the heebie jeebies and yet I couldn‘t put it down! It was just as good if not better than volume 1. I liked how characters from the first book had important roles in this one. I also liked that we are introduced to Desire and Delirium.

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𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘢 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴. 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴.

Heideschrampf What? How did you make this font happen? 1y
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A power hungry occultist tries to capture Death, but summons her younger brother, Dream/Morpheus instead. Dream is ruler of the realm of Dreams and Nightmares. After 70 years of imprisonment, Dream escapes and goes on a quest to reclaim his stolen items.
I loved everything. The magical and dark plot. The trippy art. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5.

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Break Your Glass Slippers | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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This was my first time reading a collection of poetry and work from this author. I really connected with the poems in the first half and a few in the second half. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that struggles with these issues or just wants to read some empowering poetry.

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Guess I should finally finish reading this series

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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3 stars. Liked but didn‘t love. I felt like certain parts seemed to stall. There were also some cringey moments like when Khai refers to his dick as his cock. Now I‘m not a prude by any means but for some reason it just didn‘t flow right with Khai‘s character. The sex scenes were definitely steamy and had me clutching my imaginary pearls. I liked all the characters but really liked Esme. Can‘t wait for the third book which will be about Quan! 😍

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Some chapters were interesting and very helpful. But there are still some concepts I can‘t grasp ex the author explains how “Hemingway‘s books embody a cultural amnesia.” And that Faulkner‘s books articulate a war between nostalgia and revulsion and how he aims to include and draw from everywhere. Wait what?! I did feel like reading this helped give me some tips on paying attention to the details. I look forward to sharpening my critiquing skills!

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Ahh time to escape after the hangover from A Good Neighborhood.

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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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I liked the book up until Part 3. I felt like it was going slow and leisurely. Then all of the sudden, everything starts to unravel and you‘re just saying, “No, no, no no!”. The only character I liked was Xavier. Everyone else, I was just indifferent too. I HATED JUNIPER. I just wanted to shake her and tell her to stop being so naive! The ending broke my heart and left me with a slight hangover where I kept thinking about it.

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The Plantagenet Prelude follows Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II‘s tumultuous relationship and the start of the Plantagenet dynasty. I enjoyed some parts and the others I felt like I had to trudge through. I especially didn‘t like Henry II. He comes off as an entitled douche that has mantrums, cheats on Eleanor and then just kind of shrugs and basically tells her, “Too bad. I‘m the King of England. Deal with it cuz I don‘t love you anymore.”

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Inner Witch is a good introduction to witchcraft for beginners and modern mystics such as myself. I have a tendency to get really overwhelmed especially when researching something. The author gives little summaries on different aspects of magik such as decorating your altar, lunar cycles, Tarot etc. I liked the author‘s writing style. I didn‘t feel like I was reading a dry textbook and I just skipped whatever topics didn‘t interest me.

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I am in such awe of George R. R. Martin because can create a whole different world with its own history and lore. It‘s basically a history book so it can come off as dry to some readers. The book covers every event in Westeros history including information about lands beyond Westeros. The illustrations were stunning and my favorite part of the book.

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This book was eye opening and emotional. I found myself Googling names and putting a face to the story. Those stories were the most heartbreaking of all. Overall though, I highly recommend this book especially to Chicagoans.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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My Lovely Wife is a fast paced thriller with plenty of “WTF is going on here” moments that make you want to read just one more chapter. Perfect summer read.

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I take my fantasy history very seriously 🤓

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band | Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars
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I loved reading this guilty pleasure and living the fast life vicariously through these guys. Within a few minutes of reading, I was sucked into the hurricane of dysfunction that is Motley Crue. There were many feelings of disgust and a lot of “what the fuck is wrong with you?! Why would you do that?!” After reading this, I am honestly amazed how these guys are still alive, functioning and that their dicks haven‘t necrosed and fallen off.

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I enjoyed reading this. It had easy to follow advice and didn‘t make me feel like Dr. Phil was talking to me which was a huge plus. There are summaries at the end of each chapter and links to printables to fill out for exercises which I found helpful. I plan on using the author‘s tools to help me create better habits for myself so we‘ll see if this works!

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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The Au Pair is a page turner! I liked how the story got the reader involved right away and was nonstop suspense from there. There were many times, I found myself whispering, “WTF is going on!?”
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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This is my least favorite of the Norman trilogy. There were many melodramatic scenes especially when Stephen and Matilda have their “passionate” moments,the plot was still interesting. I didn‘t like the two main characters especially Matilda. She is an entitled, arrogant, ruthless brat! I wish I could reach through the pages and punch her. Stephen is a weak pushover fuck boy that just annoyed me with his decisions and his passiveness.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Really enjoyed reading this! Michelle Obama is such an engaging writer. I felt like I was having a cup of coffee with a friend and listening to her story.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘ve been on the wait list at my local library since December! 😆

hermyknee It‘s so good! 3y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

But loving somebody isn‘t perfect and good times and laughing and making love. Love is forgiveness and patience and faith and every once in awhile, it‘s a gut punch. That‘s why it‘s a dangerous thing, when you go loving the wrong person. When you love somebody that doesn‘t deserve it. You have to be be with someone that deserves your faith and you have to be deserving of someone else‘s. It‘s sacred.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy: I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It‘s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It‘s their responsibility to not be an asshole.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Quick reading sesh before work

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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What a soap opera! Ending dragged a bit but loved it!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Can‘t wait to devour this! I‘ve been dying to watch the movie but wanted to read the book first and finally snagged a copy through the library! 😁 I‘m one of those people that has to read the book before the movie if I can. 🤓🍿📚🎥

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Uggghh. I really wanted to like this book but it was everything I hate in romance novels: Hallmark plot with cheesy forced dialogue. Thank you next.

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I‘m not a big romance person mostly because the ones I‘ve read before seem overly cheesy but I really liked Once Day In December! The characters were likeable and the writing wasn‘t eye-rolling or vomit inducing . Overall a charming romantic drama (romdram?) read.

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Trying to make new habits and actually stick to them

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Wow that was INSANE! 😯😦😧😵
Imagine waking up in someone else‘s body and finding out that not only do you have to solve a murder but you wake up everyday in a different body repeating the same day over. The first few pages I was confused but then once the story got rolling I couldn‘t stop! 📚 😅 ♟🔫⛈🔪🕚
Rating:🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

rjsthumbelina Glad that you loved it, too! It's a premise that I can't imagine ever being able to concoct, but man, it was so fun to read...what a thrill ride! 3y
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Tacos and a book make a great lunch break.

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Squeezing in some reading while I wait for this rice to finish.

rjsthumbelina I loved this book so much! 3y
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The House of Worth: The Birth of Haute Couture | Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Franoise Ttart-Vittu, Fabrice Olivieri

He invented couture and the courtier, the artist, as we know them today. Statutes, structures, concepts: everything comes from Worth!
-Christian Lacroix-

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Better than the last volume that‘s for sure. Still some unanswered questions but looking forward to the next issue

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Accidentally saw the last page of this and now I want to cry!!!HOW COULD YOU DO THIS BRIAN K. VAUGHN!!!?? I‘m so sad now I‘m not even going to read this. 😭😭😭😭😭