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Carry On
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
#1 New York Times bestselling author!Booklist Editors Choice 2015 - Youth! Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.That's what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he's probably right.Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here -- it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.Carry On - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.
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Sresendez12
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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#weirderthanexpected but in such a good way! I was slow to start this one because I felt lost at first, but I‘m so glad I stuck with it! I loved the Harry Potter vibes but it definitely had its own voice. Another great one for #auldlangspine #booked2023#serieslove2023

Scochrane26 I started to love this one about halfway through. 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard wonderful things about this book. 1w
TheSpineView Well done! 1w
Andrew65 Love her books. Well done 👏👏👏 1w
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Traci1
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

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I wanted to love this one. I liked it well enough, but I feel no need to read any further in the series. It was clever and the audio was good. It just wasn't great. My daughter loved it.

#scarathlon points: 1,181 (6 thons x 10 hours plus a #promptmaze and 37 cal prompts) @Clwojick #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #31by31 @Catsandbooks #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #littenlisten @aperfectmjk @witchathon @mdm139

Catsandbooks 🙌🏼✨🧡 3mo
TheSpineView Great job 3mo
TheAromaofBooks This one just felt way too much like it started in the middle of a series to work for me. 3mo
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jitteryjane724
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

Light, easy, entertaining. Lots of cliches, the writing style definitely felt a bit young (but then again, so is the target audience). A mix of Harry Potter, Twilight, and other magic and fantasy worlds. I probably wouldn't do a re-read but I'm glad I experienced it once!

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jitteryjane724
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Time to begin this. I've heard it's a quick read which I hope is true because I need to return it to the library very soon!

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Soubhiville
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Rainbow Rowell writes in her author‘s note of wanting to try her own version of a “chosen one” fantasy. This to me definitely felt like it was made of bits of Harry Potter and Twilight, but with song lyrics and nursery rhymes as spells and more humor.

I liked it more than I expected to, and appreciate that though it‘s first in a trilogy, it works as a stand alone.

It‘s my Sept #doublespin.

Sietje is pouting because we haven‘t walked yet. 🦮

AmyG Ha, I just realized I forgot all about my Bookspin book! Thanks for unintentionally reminding me. 4mo
Soubhiville @AmyG 😆😁 anytime! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I enjoyed this one but also found it a little disorienting because it felt like I was starting in the middle of a series. 4mo
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks I felt that way too! 4mo
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Laughterhp
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘ve read a lot of great books this summer! The tagged is my favorite from June.

Bring on autumn! 🍂🍁🎃

Here‘s a couple pictures from Hawaii! Volcano erupting and a shark underwater.

#ThoughfulThursday

JenReadsAlot Great pictures! 5mo
MoonWitch94 Wow what great shots!!! 😍 Thanks for playing 🐚🍁😊 5mo
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peanutnine
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Catching up on #ManicMonday #LetterC

📚 Carry On, Cemetery Boys, and the Charm Offensive (don't make me pick one 😅)
🖊️ Agatha Christie, Mike Chen
🎬 Catch Me If You Can, Castaway (basically give me Tom Hanks and I'll be happy)
🎤 The Cranberries
🎶 Come Go With Me by the Del-Vikings

@CBee

CBee Agree, anything with Tom Hanks is a must!! 😊 5mo
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Zoe-h
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This was the best fantasy book I‘ve read this year. Rowell was perfect with the twists. She made sure that you never knew who it was, and when you did, the book told you a chapter later. I just loved this so much. 5🌟

~side note~ Does anyone know why the titles of this series all relate to Bohemian Rhapsody? I know Wayward Son isn‘t a lyric but it describes the plot. I‘m severely confused and am scared to Google it out of fear of spoilers.

peanutnine Basically it's a play on song lyrics, since the magic system relies on that so much. 'Carry on' from bohemian rhapsody and also a play on 'keep calm and carry on' - all very British. But then 'Wayward Son' is a lyric from the band Kansas - since the second book is set in America. Then the last is back to Rhapsody but also Candle in the Wind. She explains in this article, which isn't spoiler-y, I checked 🙂 6mo
Zoe-h @peanutnine Thank you so much!!!! 6mo
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PuddleJumper
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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#AlphabetGame #LetterC

I went with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell as I really enjoyed the series

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 6mo
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Lara.Tomme
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Loved rereading Carry On. Decided to reread it because I haven't read the third book in the series yet. Enjoyed going on the adventure again with Simon, Baz en Penelope.

5⭐

#audiobook #audible

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Laughterhp
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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My favorite read of June was the tagged book! I read some decent books this month, but this was the only one I have 5 stars to!

However, it doesn‘t quite beat Sea of Tranquility, because I‘m still thinking about that one.

As you can kind of see, my reading is all over the place and it‘s hard to compare some books!

SilversReviews LOVE this!! (edited) 7mo
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OliviaV
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Re-reading one of my favourite books of all time. Loved it even more this time!
10000⭐️
Points for gay🌈

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Laughterhp
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This book was a lot of fun! I listened to it on audio and it was great. This is only the 2nd or 3rd book by Rainbow Rowell that I‘ve read.

I needed a fun, light fantasy, so I picked this up. I really liked Simon and Baz‘s story. I really like Penelope too. Love all the magical creatures and adventures.

I immediately picked up the next book on audio after I finished this one!

AbigailJaneBlog I wrote about this series for my MA! The second book is reeeally different to the first, and the third is reeeally different to the second. I love the series, but the first book still holds my heart. 7mo
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StellaDz
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite. I don‘t think I can do wizards… really I kind of signed on when I learned there are vampires, but it wasn‘t enough. I think it was supposed to be tongue in cheek? But often times it was cringeworthy. And never mind hearing about all the kidnappings, battles, and terrifying moments… after the fact, but never experiencing them firsthand. I hate that. So sorry, Simon and Baz, I will not carry on to the next one.

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StellaDz
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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So I thought I should see what this whole Simon Snow thing is all about. 😉 Next audiobook, and taking the dog for a walk! #currentlylistening

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OliviaV
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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“I don‘t feel like a trama victim. But I have wings, and a tail. And I know vampires and magicians. And I have a boy in my arms instead of a girl” One of my favourite quotes ever!

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ShelleyBooksie
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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A breath of fresh air! Loved this take on magic. With a main villain named the Humdrum and a class of grumpy creatures called Numpties, how can you go wrong? What a great book.

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mollyrotondo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book! It was fun and charming and romantic and adventurous. I love Baz and Simon! I love how smoothly the story played out. I thought the Chosen One tropes were written very well. I had a blast reading this! Should I read the second one? Is it as good as this one? Please let me know! Also this book fits the #almostachunksterchallenge at 517 pages 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great work checking off another almost chunkster!! 10mo
TracyReadsBooks Yes, you should definitely read the second and third books. You can never get too much Simon and Baz!!! 10mo
mollyrotondo @TracyReadsBooks excellent! Thank you! I‘m going to pick up the second book from the library! I enjoyed these two characters so very much! 10mo
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Chili
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Yay!! I finished my #BookSpin book. I really liked this one. I‘ll be getting book 2 tomorrow. I can‘t believe I finished my book this early in the month! Usually I‘m squeaking it in at the end of the month. Go me! 😎

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
sprainedbrain Love that series. ❤️ 11mo
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Gissy
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This books is so hyped that I had high expectations. I enjoyed it but I found that the story and characters have so many similar elements with Harry Potter, so I don‘t know what to say about the uniqueness of the story. One difference is that characters here are young adults, 17 and 18 years old but they share a lot of similarities with HP. There is a YA m-m romance which I found it so cute. Nevertheless, I will continue with the series. 3.5⭐️

Gissy I love Baz character❤️

I read the last 216 pages during the #24in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

#TheForgottenBookClub This is one of the books chosen for January 2022 of my YA book club.

January 2022 #BookSpinBingo &TheArokaOfBooks
12mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 12mo
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BookBr
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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What a fantastic read — even without reading Fangirl, this was great fun, but a real study of the cost of power and finding yourself. Simon is open and empathetic as a character and I got sucked into the story right away. All the characterization is marvellous, and the consistently switching points of view just added to the depth of the story rather than being distracting. Highly recommend for a refreshing read. (I read the Kindle edition.)

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RebeccaRoo7
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mittens is "helping" me with my #bookjournal today. A spread I've been meaning to start and finish for SO long is almost done. I'll post the finished product later.

#snowday #catsoflitsy #creativity #fantasyfiction #mittens #magic #spells

RaeLovesToRead Awww 🥰🥰 12mo
RebeccaRoo7 @RaeLovesToRead He definitely thinks he's being cute...😹😹 12mo
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mariaku21
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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4⭐

I came into this book all thanks to Fangirl. The small hints and opening chapters in that one book intrigued me to know what it was about Simon Snow that had Cather writing for hours and ignoring everything.
She gave me a great Chosen One story that had adventure and magic, but it had great dialogue, which I loved the best! It feels familiar but not, new and yet old. This was a story worthy of Cather writing fanfics of.

shanaqui Oof, I've been meaning to reread this lately and this post gave me the strongest craving! I really like the way the magic works, as well as the romance. 13mo
mariaku21 @shanaqui I absolutely loved it! Just the setup and the dialogue! I can't wait to get into the next book 💞 9mo
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chasjjlee
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Top 21 of 2021!

It's been a blast reading all of these different characters. Carry On was my FAVORITE read of 2021 (who woulda guessed 😅?). And I cant wait to meet more characters and read their stories next year ❤.

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Chazlyn
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I just couldn't. It was a bad Harry Potter ripoff as a plot point in Fangirl and there's no way it it could stand on its own legs. Got 20 pages in and gave up. They want the plot to be as sophisticated as teens are but the names of places and professors are something I'd expect for young children.

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candc320
Rainbow Rowell | Rainbow Rowell
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I couldn‘t find this short story in the Litsy database but I really enjoyed this quick holiday read/listen. It highlights 2 Christmases during Covid - 2020 and 2021 - and I found it very relatable. The anxiety, paranoia, and frustration of being a person taking Covid seriously while others around you aren‘t is definitely something I‘ve dealt with and I liked that the 2 main characters were able to relate to each other within the chaos. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

candc320 Ran out of room! 26 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 and read for #bookspinbingo , #christmasmyway , #dashingdecember , #averymerryreadathon , and #averymerrybingo (completes prompt Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas). 13mo
TheSpineView Great job! 13mo
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Andrew65 I need to find this one. Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 13mo
candc320 Thanks @Andrew65 !! 13mo
DieAReader Great job!🎉🎉 13mo
candc320 Thanks @DieAReader !! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 13mo
Jadams1776 🎄🎉👍🏻🎅🏻 13mo
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xicanti
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘ve decided to quit bouncing between new-to-me books and just reread CARRY ON. This is at least 80% because I miss Baz. It‘s an understatement to say Baz has Preferred status on my Queer Assholes List. He‘s SO FRICKIN GREAT.

Also frickin great: the potato fritters I made for breakfast. I used leftover Popeye‘s mashed potatoes with the gravy mixed in and it took them to the next level.

ozma.of.oz Sounds delicious! 14mo
xicanti @ozma.of.oz and I‘ve got enough batter for a bunch more fritters! 🤤 14mo
AbigailJaneBlog Baz is THE BEST 14mo
xicanti @AbigailJaneBlog BAZ FOREVER! 14mo
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DinoMom
Rainbow Rowell | Rainbow Rowell
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I typically just do work related books on audio, since I can‘t seem to focus on novels and the like when In that format. However, since this was short story I thought I would give it a go. This was also my first taste of this author and I know that a lot of people recommend their works. I enjoyed this listen and will be reading more this author for sure.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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“Carry on, Simon”

this is not my first time reading this book and definitely not my last. everytime I read it I discover new things and fall in love with the characters all over again. if you‘re looking for a magical adventure with a feel good romance and a fan-favorite vampire, Carry On is for you.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell

Aleister Crowley, I‘m living a charmed life.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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the artwork in this book 🖤💜

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Brooke_H
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Sometimes I find things in the library that are maybe…creepy? Weird at the very least. #LibraryWork

GondorGirl 😳 1y
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Nutmegnc
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I have to admit the first book was boring (the novel is divided into four sections called “books”) but I read a comment that said it really picked up after Baz comes back. And that is completely 💯 true. I‘m also totally in love with the audiobook narrator and must now listen to everything he‘s ever made.

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Nutmegnc
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Charming listen!!

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chasjjlee
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My beautiful, wonderful, '2 person book club member', best friend @charityblee gave me this adorable Simon & Baz shirt for my birthday.

I will always recommend this series. I will always love these characters. They have a beautiful love story.

#CarryOn
#WaywardSon
#AnyWayTheWindBlows

“You were the sun and I was crashing into you.“
“Because we match.“
“We're not made of pieces that come apart.“

AND TOO MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL QUOTES TO COUNT!

marleed Oh cute shirt! And great bookclub! 1y
chasjjlee @marleed thank you! We quite enjoy it 😁! 1y
CharityBlee @chasjjlee Yes we enjoy it and enjoy each others opinions and company!!! And I‘m so glad you like your shirt! Love you 💚💚 1y
Nute Awesome shirt! It only takes two to make a Book Club. Can it be any better than when it‘s with your best friend? Congratulations to you and @CharityBlee 🤗 1y
chasjjlee @Nute Thanks so much! We have a blast with our reads 😁. And we love meeting other book lovers here on Litsy to share our reading fun! 1y
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peanutnine
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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It's the perfect weather today to try out my new hammock! Such a cozy new reading spot for autumn 😊
Of course I'm comfort rereading an old favorite instead of one the many library books that are due back soon 😂

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chasjjlee
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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Nelnjali
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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3.75? When I first started this book, I didn't really know what to expect. I just knew that a friend of mine loved it. My initial thought was, "Oh, this is a parody of Harry Potter and other 'chosen one' YA." Then I wondered if it was done intentionally or just derivative. And then...I simply didn't care because I was having too much fun. This was a fun, guilty pleasure book that left me feeling mushy and happy, and really, isn't that enough?

catiewithac Feeling happy and mushy is everything! I love these books!!! 1y
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Karisa
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Lately I‘m just a little better than 50/50😂

2. So many series… Wayfarers, Simon Snow, Grishaverse are the first to come to mind.

3. I love when a collection of very different types form a sort of family

4. Today I‘m grateful for my family, students, walks, books, and Litsy of course!

Eggs Love #3!!! Thanks for playing 🥰📖👏🏻 1y
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kezzlou85
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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A re-read so I can get to the third book in the series. I love this one so much but the second one not so much. Hoping the third is really good. Also 3rd book read for #AwesomeAugust.

Megabooks I kinda wish I had read the first two again before the third, but I was surprised by how much I remembered! 1y
kezzlou85 @Megabooks I wasn't sure I would remember enough. Is the third one good? 1y
Megabooks It‘s not what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it. 1y
kezzlou85 @Megabooks I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to starting it soon. 1y
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kezzlou85
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Two days into #AwesomeAugust and its going pretty well. Two books read so far and a third almost done. Managed 8.5 hours as well so much better than I thought.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 1y
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. Going much better with this readathon 1y
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Karisa
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Camp Watford! Simon Snow would be an awesome camp counselor. The campers would all love him (even if occasionally he forgot to take them to a scheduled activity). Baz Grimm-Pitch, on the other hand, would never go to camp. His clothes are much too nice for that. Agatha Wellbelove would be in charge of the horses. Penelope Bunce would be the camp director.

#LitsySummerCamp * @ImperfectCJ

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Bookishlie
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I always jump around books. It‘s like my mind can‘t settle in just one book. I was about to DNF this. I LOVED fangirl enough to give this a shot….and it was mediocre until it wasn‘t. Then BAM it got interesting. And now I must go to bed because I work tonight but a few more minutes won‘t hurt……

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Branwen
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I didn't bring my purse or water bottle with me while waiting for the parade to start...but I definitely had my dragon and a book with me! 😂🤣📚💕🐉 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #dragonlibrarian

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 2y
LiteraryinLawrence I love everything about this picture! 2y
julesG 😍 2y
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Branwen
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No...it's THE DRAGON LIBRARIAN! 😁💕📚🐉 This weekend is Founders Festival in my town, which means a weekend wide celebration of the town including food trucks, craft vendors, and a parade that the library takes part in! The theme was Heroes and Villains, so OF COURSE I had to dress up as my alter ego! My cape is covered with bookish stickers! 🤣😂 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #dragonlibrarian

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Ruthiella Go Dragon Librarian! 🐉 📚 🐉 📚 2y
wanderinglynn How fun! 📚🐲 2y
julesG Perfect! 2y
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kissmehardy
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Had to reread to get ready for AWTWB! I just love how dryly funny this book is, and how much care Rowell put into all these characters. #yafantasy #snowbaz4evr

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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LOVE how covers match. And they look especially lovely with this week's flowers I picked up along with my CSA Veggie Bag.

Throughly enjoying my reread of Carry On. 💐

#simonsnow

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Playing catch-up and filling your feed with #simonsnow content. My Original copy of Carry On was pretty but I found out there was a Special Bookshelf Edition to match Wayward Son and Anyway the Wind Blows Cover Art. Had to have it. (It will be in my next post.) Love the Wayward Son and #AWTWB cover art. And I like covers to match on my #forevershelf. #booksandblooms #coverlove 🤓

Crinoline_Laphroaig I donated my original copy to my Library. Carry On was available on OverDrive but Library didn't have a Print Copy. 2y
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