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Dread Nation
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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sheffner
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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#weeklyforecast

I have been in a reading slump the last few days. My #weeklyforecast may have me setting aside “Dread Nation” for now and coming back to it later. I‘m also (hopefully) planning on starting “Da Vinci‘s Tiger” or another #Owlcrate backlog, as well as starting something that will fulfill a #booked2019 prompt. Stay tuned!

@Cinfhen



Cinfhen Those reading slumps are frustrating but sometimes it‘s necessary to put a book down for a few days and recharge. I find audiocloring is good for a reading slump. I‘ll put on a podcast or a funny book and just relax and let my mind wonder. 14h
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sheffner
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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#bookreport

This week I finished “Pumpkinheads” and “Now Entering Addamsville”-both ⭐⭐⭐⭐.

I‘m currently at 13% of “Dread Nation.” It‘s okay so far, but hasn‘t grabbed my attention completely.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Oh good!!! That was a successful week ❣️ 2d
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Hestapleton
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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It‘s snowy and icy, my bosses are out, and ya girl is taking it nice and slow today.

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sammisho
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

I was so excited to read this book but unfortunately I was really disappointed. This book was all over the place. Characters introduced, seemed important and then just disappeared. Plot lines that led to nowhere. But 🙌 for diverse characters!

ShyBookOwl Oh no! It's still on my TBR 7d
REPollock Ditto. 7d
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Carolyn11215
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Absolutely loved this alternative history of post-Civil War with it‘s social critique, zombie hordes and plucky heroine Jane.

Liatrek Great pic of Jane❤️ I can‘t wait for the sequel! 1w
Carolyn11215 @Liatrek I love looking for fan art of my fave books. New book supposedly gets released in February and I‘m hoping my library gets a copy right away!! 1w
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Jovy
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion. This started out quite intriguing and then fell flat for me. Jane is badass, no doubt, and the narrator was awesome. I think it may have been just me wanting more zombie 😂 Will still read the sequel though.

#Booked2019 #personofcolormcparanormal
#LitsyAtoZ letter D
#MMDChallenge A Book You Chose for the Cover

Cinfhen Nice, though!!! You scored a #TriplePlay 🙌🏻 1mo
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Elizabethholly7
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My husband read this book before I got the chance to. He liked it enough that he talked about it nonstop for a week. I share his enthusiasm after reading this book. I really enjoyed this and as a black woman with a white passing mother, i appreciated much of the honesty in this book. We need more books like this. I get kick ass black chicks in alt history which is rare and great. Love it. I feel seen.

MallenNC This was a great book! I‘m definitely reading the sequel. 1mo
Elizabethholly7 @MallenNC same here! 1mo
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KarmonR
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My SO and were walking around a bookshop in Ireland a few months ago and he pointed to Dread Nation and said he had heard good things about it. Zombies always capture my attention, so I grabbed a library copy when I got home.

Ireland created an interesting alt history around the American Civil War, and she put a fascinating spin on the continued racism. Vaguely reminiscent of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Looking forward to the sequel.

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Dcueto
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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When you have to make a 5 hour drive.... yay for audiobooks. Especially loving the narration on this one

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CoffeeK8
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My last day of #coverlove #7days7covers 💕

merelybookish So striking! 2mo
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SimplyShelia
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I was unsure about this one with the historical setting and zombies but I enjoyed it so much that I didn't want to put it down. It drew me in right away and I cared about the quirky characters and their misadventures.

Also some deep themes about racism and our society. I'm looking forward to the next in this series.

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tracyrowanreads
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Wow, I loved this book! I read it in a day, switching from print to audio and back again so I didn‘t have to put it down. I loved the way Ireland wove real history into her zombie uprising story, and subverted some common tropes to make the story richer and more real. Can‘t wait for the sequel.

hermyknee Yes!!! It‘s so good! I adored this book!!! 3mo
tracyrowanreads @hermyknee I gather the sequel is due out in Feb of next year. Can't wait!
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hermyknee Yes! I feel like I‘ve been waiting forever... 3mo
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Jasxnicole
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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From the very first lines I was completely locked in. The pacing was great, although it felt a tad slow at first - but when it picked up, I was not at all prepared for the directions it took!

I got so lost in the story and the characters that I was so sad to see this end. Luckily the sequel is around the corner so I don‘t have to wait too long for more Jane & Katherine.

#popsugar2019

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Jasxnicole
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Jane for the win! 👑⚔️

SW-T 😊😊😊 3mo
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Jasxnicole
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Off to a beautiful start 😍👑✊🏾

SW-T 🥰 3mo
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Susan
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I love a good zombie book!🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️

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thecurlybookworm
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Beer & a book after a day of running, hiking, & boating :) Vacation mode: ON

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Susanita
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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It‘s not a good idea to maintain a #cemetery once the zombies are on the loose.

This was a little uneven, but the #POCMC is great. I look forward to reading about her next adventure. #paranormal #Booked2019 #letstraveljuly

OriginalCyn620 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻this is a tricky prompt 4mo
ShyBookOwl Yes! I've heard good things about this one! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good call for this one! 4mo
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shanaqui
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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This is a fun enough read, and the choice of a period in history to insert zombies and explore the effect on the relationship between PoC and white people is a good one. I wasn't blown away by characters/plot, though -- it worked enough that I finished the book, but I'm not that fussed about picking up the inevitable sequel.

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Sarz
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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4.5 ⭐
I have heard nothing but amazing reviews for this book. While it's definitely a great read, it just didn't hit it for me. Potentially an example of allowing my expectations to be built up too high, so I was underwhelmed. But it's still really good and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys YA.

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mhslibrarylady
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Next up . I‘ve heard a lot of good things about this one!

gilroyc Starts a little slow, but this is a fun book 5mo
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IndoorDame
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Pickpick

An alternate history of post civil war US where the sudden emergence of zombies sends the country spiraling back toward hated & slavery instead of beginning the slow shift toward embracing changing values. Filed with interesting characters from all backgrounds & all sides of the political spectrum in this world. While there were clearly villians & heroes the heroes were flawed & the villains were (sometimes) sympathetic. Really well done.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Oooh. Good pick. I might use this one if my other option doesn‘t pan out! 5mo
hermyknee Yes! I loved this one and I can‘t wait until the next book comes out - I just looked it up, book 2 will be out February 2020 (edited) 5mo
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IndoorDame @hermyknee ooh...exciting! book 2 is now officially on my tbr (edited) 5mo
Librarybelle I plan to read this later on this summer...great review! 5mo
Cinfhen Great choice!!! Who could pass on Civil War zombies 💀 5mo
4thhouseontheleft This is what I plan on reading for this prompt! Glad you liked it! 5mo
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gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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"Kate?"
"Yes?"
"Take off that damn corset!"

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gilroyc
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Whoa. She has an asexual character. That is so awesome for such representation!

#representationmatters

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gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland

She would rat Jesus Christ out to the Romans...

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Kalalalatja
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

I‘m being generous and giving this a so-so, but I won‘t be reading more books in the series. It felt like a mash up of The Walking Dead, a Civil War romance, and every YA novel with a kick-ass heroine. All things that could be good, but it just didn‘t work for me.

My last book for the #MarchMadnessChallenge 🙌
And I‘m counting this as my #POCMCParanormal book for #Booked2019. Zombier are kinda paranormal, right?

Cinfhen It certainly works in my opinion 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ 6mo
BarbaraBB So how did your March Madness go? Have you discovered good books? 6mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB pretty good! I predicted the winner book (Woohoo!). I think I really liked about half of the books I read, while the last half was less impressive 😅 6mo
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BarbaraBB Are you the overall winner then? And what was your favorite book? 6mo
Kalalalatja I don‘t think I have the most points, but I think I won the title of best “coach” 😊 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Definitely paranormal, this is the book I had in mind when we camp up with this prompt! 6mo
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gilroyc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Spotted this with good ratings here on #litsy, so decided to give it a listen. Covers a historic period I frequently research (US Civil War) and a unique view point...

#audiobook #civilwar #dreadnation #historicalfiction

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TheBookKeepers
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

There was less action and suspense than what I wanted from this book. But it was a completely unique tale mixing zombie apocalypse with post civil war historical fiction. I loved the narrator of the audiobook and thought she did a good service to this book. The storyline felt like it took a while to take off and the climax felt anticlimactic considering the zombie premise.

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WanderingBookaneer
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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hermyknee Ooooh I loved this one! 6mo
SoniaC So good! 6mo
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Cityofamber
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Panpan

This book felt like all it was doing was setting up for book 2, there was very little that happened. Plus the constant comments on how gorgeous Katherine was got annoying fast.

SassenachTheBookWizard oh that's too bad. I also really didn't like how the only Indigenous character was used to human traffic and that was it. Pretty disappointed since the author is really big (on Twitter at least) about minority representation. It's too bad but now on to a new book! 6mo
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Zelma
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My plans for the ending. Leftovers for dinner so I don‘t have to cook and one of these three beauties from the library. What a long week. Am exhausted and ready to be a sloth!

readordierachel Enjoy! 7mo
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hes7
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Mehso-so

I guess, considering this is a Civil War-era zombie story, I expected the plot to be more exciting.

#MarchMadnessChallenge

xxjenadanxx I felt the same way. I had high hopes but it let me down. I would recommend Devils Unto Dust which is a zombie book set slightly after the Civil War, in a Wild West kind of world. 8mo
hes7 @xxjenadanxx Ooh, I‘m going to check that out! Thanks! 8mo
xxjenadanxx @hes7 I read it very recently and loved it. It‘s non-traditional zombies but a good take on the genre! 8mo
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...thnx 4 ur review...i hesitate at any z themed period piece anyway but i dodged disappointment & wasted $$$...& at my readn addctn thts a frkn killr thng... 8mo
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Carleneishere
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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When your friend borrows a book for two months and doesn‘t mention it

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Bookzombie
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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My only complaint about this is that I started it before the rest of the series is out. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #readingwomenchallenge #ayoungadultbookbyawoc

Lovesbooks87 I want to read this but I think I will wait until the next book comes out! 8mo
Hooked_on_books Right?!? I finished this and immediately wanted the next book. I love/hate that. 😂 8mo
Reggie I loved this book. I loved the backstory of her and her mom. Soo good. 8mo
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Bookzombie @Lovesbooks87 I wish I had. 🙂 8mo
Bookzombie @Reggie I did too! Can‘t wait for the next book! 8mo
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Kathrin
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Interesting alternative history novel with a kick ass main character. First part of the series, don't know how many books will be in the series.

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hermyknee
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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For those of you who loved Dread Nation as much as I did, head over to the epic reads Instagram page to see a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot for the book cover to the sequel!! 😍♥️ I can‘t wait to find out the name of the next book and I‘m looking forward to its release!!! Eeek!

Carolyn11215 This was on top of my TBR list! Glad to hear you loved it so much!! 8mo
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Amandajoy
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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It‘s super dreary outside which is great since I‘m trying to transition to working night shift the next few days. We‘ll see if I actually get any sleep this afternoon or if I just end up reading my book.

ScientistSam Transition to night shift is always rough! 8mo
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Amandajoy
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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New book before bed. Let‘s see how long I can keep my eyes open... 😴

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Melli
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I listened to this as an audio book from my library and I am glad I did. I loved the way that the narrator told the story. It helped me to picture it in my mind.
It did start off slow,but it made me question if I was gonna like this book. So if your reading and you think the same thing keep going it gets better the pace picks up and so does the action. I‘m excited to find out what is gonna happen next.

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irre
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Excellent on audio. 4⭐️

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Booksnchill
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Thanks to #HeatherBookNerd I checked this out on audiobook and loved it! The narrator is fabulous and the story is wonderful! Jane and Katherine (do NOT call me Kate) Red Jack, Mr. Gideon and the Duchess are flawed heroes but so brilliant in their #SlaySquadSkills #BlackHistoryMonth #ZombiesOfTheConfederacy

HeatherBookNerd Glad you liked it! 9mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Bailedbailed

I should have DNFed this one a while ago. I just kept hoping the plot would actually ... happen? But at 60% I am feeling kinda fed up with the meandering / non existent plot and I'm not drawn in enough by the characters or the world building to keep going. I had also read that there was a #bisexual character but I either missed the indication in the #audiobook or it hasn't come yet. Either way that's disappointing.

Prairiegirl_reading I am also at exactly 60% and I don‘t recall there being any bisexuality and must agree about no connection. However I could listen to Bahni Turpin read anything so I‘ll finish but.... 9mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Prairiegirl_reading I usually like Bahni Turpin too but even she isn't pulling me through! 9mo
Cityofamber There was one mention of the main character having a thing with another female student. 🤷‍♀️ 6mo
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Tonton
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I used this fantastic photo to illustrate my previous review of Dread Nation. I kept wondering who this could be; just found out a little more about her identity. She could have been a professional horsewoman in Paris during the Belle Époque: https://susannaforrest.wordpress.com/2018/02/14/everything-i-dont-know-about-sel...

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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"It's a cruel, cruel world and the people are the worst part."

SW-T Enjoyed this book! Waiting for the sequel. 9mo
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Rudis
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Wow. I binge read the book into one sitting, and what a novel. It grabbed my attention from the start and never let go. The characters were fantastic, as was their growth. The action was well done, and I liked the gradual evolution of what the heroine‘s main goal was.

hermyknee Yes!! I loved this one!! 9mo
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Laughterhp
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Checked the first thing off of #LitsyWalkersBingo

A Beaver knocked down this log and then we pushed another log across (not shown here), so we can walk across the stream (water) 😂

I also did some audio cleaning and started the tagged audiobook.

Most of the things I check off first will be nature since I‘ve been walking in my backyard mostly.

Kaye Good job ! 🌟 9mo
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Sharpeipup
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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1. Dread Nation
2. All we ever wanted
3. Pride & Prejudice
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Sharpeipup
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“But that's the way life goes most of the time: the thing you least count on comes along and ruins everything else you got planned.”
#quotes #audiobook

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StellarDoc
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Pretty sure I read faster on the Kindle than in print. Anyone else feel the same way? #LazySaturday

Linda906 Definitely! I know that I read much quicker when I read on my kindle. I wonder why that is? 9mo
StellarDoc @Linda906 Someone needs to do a study, lol. 9mo
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Minispok
Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Melli Where can I get a copy of the challenge so I can save it to my phone 9mo
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