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Queens of Geek
Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.Charlie likes to stand out. She s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie s long-time crush on her isn t as one-sided as she thought.Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with her best guy friend Jamie no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about a fan contest for her favorite fandom, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe."Queens of Geek," an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.Praise for "Queens of Geek" "Queens of Geek "is an emotional, lively story full of characters that leap off the page and slip their hands into yours, inviting you into a world where the geeks and nerds are royalty and fandom is court. Richly realized and defiantly affirming, Queens of Geek reminds us that adventures and romances aren't limited to archetypes but are, in fact, for all of us. Katherine Locke, author of "Second Position," moderator of #GayYABookClubPraise from the Swoon Reads community: "["Queens of Geek"] was an incredibly compelling read, just because it contained a storyline I ABSORBED, and characters so diverse they were a pleasure to read! . . . Mix that with the romance, self-discovery of self-worth, and all the geeky references, this made for a perfect read! I honestly couldn't put it down, reading late into the night to see what happened next! " Zoie K, reader on SwoonReads.com"I love how interesting the story was and how the author adressed the characters' diversity without glossing over it or making it all about that. . . . It reminded me a little of "Fangirl."" Lizzie, reader on SwoonReads.com"
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BookishGirl06
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#adventrecommends Day 24. Final day I think ? Read this a little while back. Probably last year. Has bi and anxiety rep. Really enjoyed this and it went by super quick.

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Mrsgarrisonreads
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Throughout this book I found myself laughing and smiling at it. This book had so many parts that were relatable and real. I found myself relating to tay the most, I suffer from social anxiety and personally, I could never walk out on a stage like she did. Tay is brave and by the end of the book, she knows it.

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mirsophie
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Mehso-so

This book was pretty good. I just dont think contemporary romance isn't the best choice for me right now because of going through a break up. If this would have been read at a different time i think it would have a higher rating

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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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Lovesbooks87
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This was a fun quick read about three friends going to a SupaCon and not knowing it was going to change their lives in so many ways. Charlie is getting over a bad break up with a costar when she meets her long time crush Alyssa and realizes fast that the crush isn't so one sided. Jamie and Taylor have been friends forever but have never told each other how the truly feel about each other. It was such a cute book! Loved the Fangirl parts!

Lovesbooks87 This is my 5th completed book in the #24b4monday readathon! 11mo
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tinytreeleaf
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Mehso-so

This book was really cute but was your typical YA romance novel. I did like how it was centered around a comic convention, made it a bit more fun. Nothing really wrong with the story but nothing stood out too much either. It was a simple read and was honestly the kind of read I was looking for.

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TheEmpress
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Yesssss I love fangirl stories!! I need to read every book there is about fangirls

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TheEmpress
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Yaasssss

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Rachiiebookdragon
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Amazing, beautiful, cute and geeky book! Definitely one of my favourite of the year 😍5/5

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TheReadingMermaid
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I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! I especially would recommend this book to my fellow fangirls! Power to the fans ladies! We are all queens of geek!

Please read my full review here:
TamaraTheReadingMermaid.weebly.com
Or you can watch my review on YouTube here:
https://youtu.be/FuTJnYo7X-Q

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TheReadingMermaid
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Can I have some more votes please? If you haven't voted please vote now 🤩🤩🤩
Also, if you haven't posted your stacks yet go ahead and do so when you get the chance so that we can vote for your November books! 😃😃😃
#MakeMeReadIt

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TheReadingMermaid
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#BookMail today!

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SassyPants617
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Starting this one today. The end of the year will be here before we know it! I need to hit 105 books by the end of the year. (I‘m failing 🤬) The lease I can do is complete #LitsyAtoZ Only a few letters left!

BibliophileMomma Loved this 💗 1y
SassyPants617 Good to know! I like knowing what others think about what I‘m currently reading. 🤗 it seems good. I‘m looking forward to finishing it. 1y
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BookishGirl06
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#auginbooks18 #favoritecontemporarybook one of my favorite books. Not only do I love the cover, I also really love the story as well.

BibliophileMomma Loved this one 💕💕💕 1y
LauraWeasley Oh, I loved this so much! ❤️ 1y
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GondorGirl
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What I expected: a cute YA romcom set in a convention.

What I got: lesbians, PoC, aspie girls, anti-fat shaming, bisexuals, toxic relationship recovery, bounce houses, fandoms, cosplayers, girls supporting girls, literature changing lives, anxiety, vloggers, video games, living for the moment... Oh, yeah... and a cute YA romcom set in a convention.

This is the book I needed when I was 15. A bit preachy, but a HUGE pick.

#LGBTQ #DiverseReads

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GondorGirl
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This is one of the most astute descriptions of chronic anxiety I've seen. This book is WAY more then I was expecting. 😍

Reviewsbylola That describes it way better than I ever could! Especially the butterflies like you‘re about to give a huge speech, except just all the time!! 1y
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parasolofdoom
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Wonderfully fluffy, geeky, diverse read perfect for ComicCon month. I was not as wholly invested in the characters as I wish but I think I can safely chalk that down to a sort of disconnect stemming from being much past 18 years old, pop culture spouting, first/second love. I was really taken by a scene where the character with intense social anxiety met another Aspie, and had a big smile on my face all through the last 30 pages or so.

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parasolofdoom
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Started my book club's pick for this month and got in a good 60 pages. Shaping up to be a nice light and fluffy read.

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TheResistance
Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
"'Queens of Geek' is proof that you can write short sweet YA romance and still causally can include empowering diversity..."
Salvador Bonaparte

To read the full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/TheResistanceBookclub

#lgbt #autism #bisexual #geek #neurodiverse #YA #romance

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TheReadingMermaid
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✨ Han Solo
✨ Tennant
✨ Team Khaleesi WOOT!!! ✊?
✨ Although #3 was fun, #1 was just iconic! ??
✨ Gonzo "I think I saw my life flash before my nose!"
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#FandomFriday @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 👍🏻❤️ 2y
WhovianNerd “Which Doctor is the best?” 😱 Must find a paper bag, I need air! ☝🏽 Feeling better now. Who dares to ask such a question?! It‘s blasphemy I tell you, BLASPHEMY! 😆 (That being said Tennant is a good choice). (edited) 2y
SleepyDragon We both said Tennant and Gonzo ... I knew I liked you. 😊 2y
whofan4life 1. Chewie or Han 2. Ten, then 12. 3. Team Snow! 4. The first, hands down. Beeker, the chefs' assistant. 2y
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annkuch13
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June Reads

The Resort by Bentley Little
Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay
Blood on the Bayou by Stacey Jay
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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annkuch13
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This books feels warm and fuzzy. All the nerdy feels and fun romcom moments! It's an incredibly easy and quick read. Not deep but super fun.

Hooked_on_books Fun cover! 2y
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annkuch13
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Some great YA books with queer characters to wrap up your Pride month with!

RaimeyGallant Pretty! 2y
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bookloaner
Queens of Geek | Jen Wilde
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My #TopTenTuesday is all about books that make me want to travel. Each of these books use the setting to totally pull you in

My full list is here https://bookloaner.wordpress.com/2018/06/11/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-make-me-w...

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marineko
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I loved this so much I immediately made my colleague read it. She did, twice. In two days 😁 Reading books with geeky protagonists like this one always make me so freaking jealous because we don't have anything that comes near the awesomeness of their SupaCon, and also I wish Taylor and Charlie are real and are my friends. Both the romances in this book are sweet, but it's the friendships and fandoms that sold me on this book.

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marineko
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This. This whole thing. It's exactly what it feels like every day.

PenguinInFlight YES. That describes it perfectly! Every. Single. Day. 2y
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TheRomantiCate
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@sweetpealsd I believe this is yours?! Yay! Can‘t wait till Monday!! #kingsandqueensswap

sweetpealsd Yes it is! I‘m so glad you got it! 2y
TheRomantiCate @sweetpealsd thank you so much!! Can‘t wait to open on Monday!! 2y
sweetpealsd You‘re so welcome! 2y
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chlolovesbooks
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5 Reread!

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chlolovesbooks
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The best description of anxiety I've ever read in a book✍🏼

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Crystallinegirl
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This was a great, feel-good read with lots of minority representation, including an autistic girl and a bisexual girl. I really enjoyed it, and it's one from my #ActuallyAutistic reading list for #AutismAcceptancemonth. (Also I made my husband take this picture, because that's my hair behind the book! XD) Oh! It's also my "friendship" book for #Booked2018, the Litsy Reading Challenge.

Reggie Lol, nice pic idea!!!! 2y
Crystallinegirl @Reggie We just redyed my hair, the previous purple was pretty faded, and when I saw the cover for Queens of Geek I knew what needed to be done, LOL. 2y
Cailey_Mac Oooo I‘ve been meaning to read this! 2y
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Cinfhen Sounds like a great read and your hair 😍 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick!! 👏🏻📚🎉 2y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Good but not great. Great representation and fun themes (fandom! bi Chinese Australian girl! fat autistic girl with anxiety! friendship!) but the characterization is lacking. None of the characters were fully developed. It also felt a tad preachy--not about anything I wouldn't support but it felt weird and inauthentic to read teens talking like it's a political tumblr post someone ten years older came up with. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #QueerYA

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TheReadingMermaid
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Woot!!! Congratulations @IheartYA on your #15kGiveaway
1. Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde, Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, & Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy.
2. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
3. @Podie @Lamoore8711 @Stephanie.Severing

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chlolovesbooks
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Reread!!!! This book was EVERYTHING!😁😆😊

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shendrix413
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I loved this book. I loved the characters, the relationships, the setting. I loved the strong female characters. I especially loved that the main characters were normal people, they weren't this glossy version of people that media tends to show us. And the cover 😍😍😍 Seriously, read this book ❤️

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TaylorMay
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Anyone else weirded out when they read a book where you share the same name as a main character?

I'm reading the book that I got from my #BlanketAndABookSwap and one of the main characters has the same name as me!! It's so weird reading a book where the character's nicknames are ones people sometimes call you. She and I are polar opposites but still super similar (booknerd and fangirl anyone?) Thanks again @Jadams1776 💓💗

Jadams1776 I always feel weird when a character has the same name as me - especially if they make poor life decisions 😂 2y
PenguinInFlight I rarely stumble across any Beverlys, although I did in one of Sue Grafton‘s books recently. I was excited for a couple pages, then I realized she was a colossal bitch. 😂 (edited) 2y
monalyisha Ha! I never see my (ridiculously-spelled) name anywhere. The closest I‘ve come is Alyosha in “The Brothers Karamazov” (which I DNF‘ed like, 8 years ago 🙈). 2y
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okthislooksbad
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💃💃💃💃

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ThatLibrarianLady
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Why did no one tell me about this awesome book! Y‘all! Read this book!

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TaylorMay
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@Jadams1776 Thank you so very much! I LOVE my new #Blanket and I'm super excited to dive into this book. I couldn't get a picture that showed off the beautiful tartan pattern on the blanket but it's absolutely perfect for this Scotland loving gal. (It actually matches a scarf I own perfectly!!)
AND I've actually never read a book where a main character has my name. #BlanketAndABookSwap

TaylorMay Oops forgot to tag @Tiffy_Reads and @JoeStalksBeck 😶 2y
Jadams1776 Glad you like it! I hope you like the book, too! 2y
BibliophileMomma I absolutely love this book! 2y
ephemeralwaltz I'm drawn to this cover 2y
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vicgreentoriafield
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Started one of my #cupidgoespostal books tonight. Halfway through and loving it! Thanks @JenP , this is a great pick so far!

*Edit: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

JenP Yay! Glad you are liking it! 2y
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janeycanuck
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Where was this book when I was 15?

I‘d really like it if I could get this into the hands of someone who still is 15(ish) and could use a little bit of a boost, who doesn‘t think she‘s as awesome as everyone else does, who needs to see people like her - shy, nervous, anxious, geeky - being amazing. If that‘s you or your daughter or niece or neighbour or friend or whatever - please let me know, I want to pass this copy on to her.

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janeycanuck
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Fresh cookies, milk, and my book? That‘s my kinda Sunday afternoon.

Daisey Sounds perfect! 2y
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Mariesen
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“That‘s what we do. We walk a tightrope every day. Getting out the door is a tightrope. Going grocery shopping is a tightrope. Socializing is a tightrope. Things that most people consider to be normal, daily parts of life are the very things we fear and struggle with the most, and yet here we are, moving forward anyway. That‘s not weak.”

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thewallflower0707
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One of the characters just said that YouTubers have the best fans. That statement really didn‘t age well. #queensofgeek #jenwilde #swoonreads #geek #fandom #lovestory #friendship #saturday

I‘ve spend hours at the library today and this evening I will have a movie 🎥 night with lots of snacks and Chinese foods! #TREATYOSELF

morevna What is it about the YouTuber's fans?😯 2y
thewallflower0707 Shortly after the new year american YouTuber Logan Paul went with Friends into The Japan Suicide Forest and filmed a body hanging in a tree. He and his friends laughed about it and posted the video. Naturally everyone freaked out, but the majority of his fans defended him, saying that he was just a boy and did a mistake. 😤 2y
thewallflower0707 Logan Paul then made an apology video without a real apology. He also did lots of other not respectful shit in Japan, e.g he threw Pokémon figures at people and generally insulted their culture and country. 2y
thewallflower0707 He valued money and clicks more than the life and dignity of a human being. Most of his friends were okay with that. Millions of easily influenced 13-16 year olds watched their idol laughing at a human body and then making money out of it. It‘s disgusting. 2y
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oddandbookish
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I have way too many thoughts on this. Check out my review on Goodreads (my username is oddandbookish) to read them.

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oddandbookish
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Currently Reading: Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde. I‘m almost finished with this and so far it‘s not as good as I thought it was going to be. I do like it, but it‘s pretty predictable and the writing style is very average.
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QOTD: Have you read Queens of Geek? What did you think of it?

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Jilljemmett
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I loved Queens of Geek so much!!! @jenmariewilde 5🌟https://jilljemmett.com/2018/01/03/review-queens-of-geek/ #review #bookblog #queensofgeek

janeycanuck I got this in the Book Riot Best of 2017 box but had never heard of it - good to know it‘s good, I hadn‘t been planning on picking it up any time soon but I may need to rethink that. 2y
Jilljemmett @janeycanuck ohh cool! I wondered what was in that box. I loved the book so I highly recommend it! There was great diversity in it. And it was really about learning how to be your best self. 2y
janeycanuck @Jilljemmett ooh, that does sound very good! Kay, I‘m gonna pull it for my Feb TBR. I‘ve gotten the best of every year they‘ve done it and have never been anything other than super excited. If you want to see the rest of the contents, I did a post, it‘s still the most recent one under 2y
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Jilljemmett @janeycanuck thanks for sending that to me! I think I'll have to get it next year!! 2y
janeycanuck @Jilljemmett just finished this... WHY DIDN‘T IT EXIST WHEN I WAS AN AWKWARD TEENAGE GIRL?!? Thanks for the tip-off about how great it was! 2y
Jilljemmett @janeycanuck I‘m so glad you liked it!! I agree, I wish this was around when I was in high school! 2y
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TheLibrarian
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A fun read dealing with 3 friends who went to a Con together. Two words to sum the book up: nerdiness and romance.

jfalkens 😻 2y
AmandaL This is on my TBR. Glad to see you liked it! 2y
MommyOfTwo Such a pretty kitty 2y
CareBear What a gorgeous kitty! 😻 2y
TheLibrarian @jfalkens @MommyOfTwo @CareBear Princess says “thank you!” 2y
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Sue
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Hi everyone! As the result of a small brain ‘splosion, I‘ve put up an Aussie Reading Challenge on my blog. I‘ve tried to put it together in the spirit of the wonderful Read Harder Challenge that @Rachel from @bookriot painstakingly puts together each year. This is particularly designed to encourage Aussies to read more local talent rather than constantly picking up Matthew Reilly and Tim Winton.

Special dedication to @Marchpane too 😊 Link 👇

Sue And just tagging a few Aussies who may be interested or have feedback @Lizpixie @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Carlie @MandaChittles @Jhullie @SandiParsons 2y
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silentrequiem Not an Aussie. But can I pitch a gritty dark epic fantasy I loved? 2y
Sue @silentrequiem Everyone can play! That one looks awesome! 2y
Marchpane You deserve a round of applause @sue this challenge looks AMAZING! 👏👏👏 The categories are awesome too - what a great way to read more Aussies!! 2y
MandaChittles Great! Thank you!! I‘d also recommend ‘Remembering Babylon‘ by David Malouf, ‘Praise‘ by Andrew McGahan, ‘The Secret River‘ by Kate Grenville, ‘Tomorrow When the War Began‘ by John Marsden (for some YA), ‘The Stolen Children: their stories‘ by Carmel Bird (for non-fiction), ‘All the Birds Singing‘ by Evie Wyld has an Aussie element, ‘ The Last Painting of Sara de Vos‘ by Dominic Smith and ‘The Natural Way of Things‘ by Charlotte Wood. 2y
CarolynM Interesting challenge. I'm game to try 2y
Lauredhel Thanks! I've done the Australian Women Writers Challenge since its inception, so this is up my alley. 2y
LazyOwl @silentrequiem I loved that book, one of my faves 2y
silentrequiem @LazyOwl I have the rest in the trilogy and I just haven't read them yet. I'm awful! I even bought them them feom Australia so paid $$$ in shipping. 2y
LazyOwl Maybe you can read them in the new year. Such good books. @silentrequiem 2y
SandiParsons Should we use the # #aussiesrule2018 if we want to make some recommendations @sue ? 2y
Sue Yes please @SandiParsons ! 😊 2y
Lindy Looks like a great challenge! I look forward to hearing about more Aussie authors on Litsy. 😀 2y
Sue @marchpane Thank you! I‘m glad you like it! And thank you too @MandaChittles @CarolynM @Lauredhel @SandiParsons @lindy - I‘d love to hear what you decide to read if you sally forth with this challenge 😊 2y
MandaChittles What is the first book I should read in 2018???? I‘m thinking something uplifting???? 2y
Sue @MandaChittles If you haven‘t read the tagged book then that would be a great place to start. It gave me all the happy feels (and ticks off the YA with LGBT+ rep item 😊 ) 2y
MandaChittles 👍🏻 2y
JennyM Awesome idea @Sue. I‘m in💥 2y
Sue Yay, welcome to the party @JennyM ! 2y
LeeRHarry Definitely be checking this out! Where do I find the blog? (edited) 2y
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