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398.2

398.2

Joined October 2016

Into anything Fantasy and Science Fiction. Just started to get into comics and graphic novels.
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Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! by Annette Curtis Klause
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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
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Legacy of Kings | Eleanor Herman
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I have been moving towards audio books. My son keeps me busy lol This was really good. It jumps from different perspectives which I like. My only complaint that I could see it getting wordy if actually read BUT I got wrapped up in the story.

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Restore Me | Tahereh Mafi
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I plan to start this on my lunch hour. I was really looking forward to this and I bought it when it first came out.....BUT......I was so nervous to read it that I didn‘t start it. Lol I just really like the series and I didn‘t what to be disappointed. Does anyone get like that about a certain book series?

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Seafire | Natalie C. Parker
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I really enjoyed this one. I always give authors credit for writing a pirate book. It could be hard because majority of the time they are just on a boat and it could get boring. I didn‘t feel that way about this one. It‘s an all female pirate crew. It was very entertaining and I can‘t wait to read the next one.

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Woodland Sounds | S. A. M. TAPLIN
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I have been MIA for awhile because I became a mother. ❤️ Wyatt is three months. I hope he grows up reading as much as I do. Right now this is our favorite bedtime story. It‘s so colorful and has beautiful sounds.

Librarybelle Congratulations! 9mo
Avanders Congratulations!! 🎉🍾 👶🏼 (I first found Litsy when I was on maternity leave w my first.... 😁) (edited) 9mo
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Johanna414 Congratulations! He is beautiful 9mo
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Jas16 Congratulations! He is adorable! 9mo
Leftcoastzen Awwwww ,sweet! 9mo
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callielafleur Congratulations!! He's so sweet!! 9mo
youneverarrived Congratulations ♥️♥️ 9mo
rretzler Congrats! What a wonderful time in your life. I read to my 2 sons pretty much every night until they were 15 and 12. We‘ve read lots of good books together. They‘re now 17 and 14 - my younger son has mild dyslexia so he does audiobooks these days , but they still know their way around a good book! 8mo
DivineDiana Fantastic!!! 👼 6mo
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Troll Bridge | Neil Gaiman
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I am always amazed what Neil Gaiman comes up with. I enjoyed this one. The ending surprised me.

Tomigirl44 You seem to have read at least a couple Neil Gaiman books (probably more than just a couple 😊); I have not read anything by him yet - what would you suggest I start with? 1y
398.2 @Tomigirl44 😀 Do you want to start with a graphic novel or one of his longer books? I know graphic novels aren‘t for everyone. 1y
Tomigirl44 I wasn‘t even aware that he had any graphic novels - I‘m probably most interested in a “traditional” novel, but I‘ll keep a graphic one in mind as well - how about one of each? 1y
398.2 Ocean at the end of the lane is really good. It‘s not long at all. American Gods is one of his longer novels but also good. Ohhhhhh......Check out the Sleeper and the Spindle. 😀 I hope you like them. @Tomigirl44 1y
Tomigirl44 Thank you! And as good fortune would have it each of the 3 was available on kindle from one of my libraries 😊 I guess I have my reading set out for me! 1y
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I am currently reading Seeing Redd and loving it!!!! My husband surprised me. He got me a card catalog. He said that he has been looking for one since he found out about my Litsy handle name. For those of you who don‘t know 398.2 is the call number for the fairytale section. I put it on my fireplace and I can‘t stop looking at it. 😍

rubyslippersreads What a thoughtful gift! 😍 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a beautiful gift and it looks so lovely in that spot!!! Enjoy 💚 2y
LiteraryinLititz Such a great gift! 2y
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Nute Gosh! That‘s beautiful. 2y
emilyhaldi Gorgeous!! I‘m jealous ❤️ 2y
iread2much That‘s so cute! 2y
Leftcoastzen Great call number!😀 2y
LoveToReadLiveToRead What a great gift! He‘s a keeper! 2y
DivineDiana So thoughtful! Love it! 2y
Lel2403 How lovely ❤️ 13mo
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Woah... this was a long audiobook. It was a slow start for me in the beginning because some parts didn‘t seem necessary. It picked up and a couldn‘t put it down. There were a lot characters that I really enjoyed. Wasn‘t a fan of the ending because I had some many more questions. I just need to start the next one. 😀

Andrew65 The next one is even longer. 😂 Such a great and big story. 2y
AmyG My most favorite “blame it on Litsy” series. 2y
ads0123 Love love love this series!! I wasn‘t gonna get sucked into another series that isn‘t finished yet, but the pull was too great!!! It‘s such beautiful writing. 2y
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398.2 @Andrew65 I just realized that! I started to download it and now I am kind of intimidated. Lol 2y
398.2 @AmyG Yes! Everyone has been talking about it so I had to check it out. It didn‘t disappoint. 2y
398.2 @ads0123 I was thinking about that. The author hasn‘t even set the date for the next one. I am debating if I should start the second one or wait until the third one comes out. 2y
Andrew65 @398.2 I just finished it this week but taken a while! 😂 (edited) 2y
Andrew65 @398.2 I‘ll most probably listen to it again when the third one is published. 2y
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The Lost Gate | Orson Scott Card
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I have really miss Litsy. I am a high school girls tennis coach and I work 10 hours at my regular job. That means no time for reading. 🙁 It hasn‘t stopped me buying books but that‘s another story. This was my first audiobook and I really enjoyed it. It was slow for me to get into book but I think I was still getting use to listening instead of reading.

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The Looking Glass Wars | Frank Beddor
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I absolutely love this book. It‘s a Alice Wonderland Retelling. Frank Beddor does a great job describing Wonderland and I love all of the action. This is my favorite book this year. Plus I just got my new Wonderland book sleeve. Isn‘t it BEAUTIFUL?!

LibrarianRyan Love love love this book. I love that it's fueled by imagination instead of magic and bloody enough for the toughest kid. 2y
398.2 Exactly!!!! You explained it perfectly. I loved that it was about imagination because that‘s what Wonderland is all about. I got this for 50 cents at a library sale and I am ordering the rest of the series today. Have you read all of them? @LibrarianRyan 2y
LibrarianRyan @398.2 I have them. I've read all the Hatter M graphic novels. I've taught this book a few times. I've worked in places where parents won't let their children read "Magic" books so this was a nice change. 2y
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398.2 @LibrarianRyan I had no idea he did a graphical novel of the Hatter. I am going to buy those too. Ya it‘s unique that the power is imagination. Really enjoyed this. 2y
LibrarianRyan @398.2 there is also a diary/scrapbook type of book. This was optioned for a movie but then Disney made their Alice and this was scrapped. 2y
398.2 @LibrarianRyan I‘ll have to check this out too! I really wish they made into a movie. 2y
quillable Um that book sleeve is amazing 😍😍😍 2y
398.2 @quillable RIGHT?! I had to get it. I found it on Etsy. I love carrying it around. 2y
Coco This sounds fantastic!! Adding to my list! 2y
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The Siren | Kiera Cass
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I had high hopes for this book. It‘s a quick read and it wasn‘t what I expected. I wish the characters were more developed. I still enjoyed it... I mean who doesn‘t enjoy a book about Sirens!

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Reading Coraline and watching the game. Neil Gaiman doesn‘t disappoint. It‘s really good. So far I only put down the book to watch Justin. 😍

Lmstraubie Try the audio book as well. 2y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Snow White Retelling!!!! I love retellings because authors take an original story and add their version. That‘s not easy for any author. I really really enjoyed this one. It was something different. It didn‘t have the common elements like apples, prince or dwarves. I found it refreshing. I got it from the library and I wished I didn‘t because I have to give it back. That‘s the struggle I have with the library. Lol

SpeculativeFemale I have the same struggle! 2y
398.2 @SpeculativeFemale Right! It sad dropping these books in the drop box. I want to keep them all. 2y
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Undertow | Michael Buckley
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I picked this up 10 months and I didn‘t like the way it started so I put it down. I am glad I picked it back up. It kind of reminded me of StarCrossed tv show a couple of years ago. A sea creature race is spotted and tries to take over. The author does stand up comedy and you see hints of that throughout the book. It‘s definitely a YA read but I found it fun. I am going to check out the next one to see where it goes.

tjwill I was given this book a couple of years ago but haven‘t tried it yet. I think I have the ARC but can‘t remember. (edited) 2y
398.2 @tjwill oh cool! I picked this up because the cover. Love the colors. It‘s really cool. It‘s a series so I am going to hunt down that one. 2y
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The Valiant | Lesley Livingston
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FEMALE GLADIATOR! Of course I am going to read this. Love all the action and overall was good. There were parts that did hit the mark for me. I am not a big fan of books that have instant love. I am curious what other people think. Do you prefer love at first sight in books or do you prefer relationships to grow?

staceyfilak I just finished Blood and Sand by CV Wyk. Female gladiator, not remotely instant love, and an amazing story, if this is your thing. :) 2y
BookHoarder32 I like when there's some growth and struggle and tension. They could even be friends first 2y
Coco Relationships that grow!! 2y
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398.2 @staceyfilak Oooooo I am going to have to check this one out. Thanks for the suggestion. 2y
398.2 @BookHoarder32 I agree! I feel like its more realistic 2y
398.2 @Coco Me too! People falling madly in love after their first meeting is blah to me. Lol I don‘t mind it in fairytales but not really in novels. 2y
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Poison | Sarah Pinborough
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I passed this book in the book store. I stopped immediately and said “Hey Beautiful”...Lol I instantly fell in love with the cover. 😍 I love retellings. It‘s definitely ADULT retelling. It‘s dark, twisted and wicked. PLUS this is a series!!!!

ChasingOm The cover grabbed me too, but I didn‘t pick it up...now I‘m regretting that decision. 🤔 2y
CareBear I picked this one up for the same reason! 2y
398.2 @ChasingOm Ya! I am glad I did. It was a different take on it. I am going to have to check the other ones out. 2y
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398.2 @CareBear That ones pretty too. Did you start reading it? I am curious to see what you thought. 2y
CareBear Not yet! It‘s kind of a perfect readathon book so it‘s on my stack for next weekend‘s #24in48 2y
Coco Sounds great!! 2y
Booksniffer I'm so using that line on my next book find!! 🤣 2y
398.2 @Booksniffer I know! I liked it too. 2y
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The Rose Society | Marie Lu
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I feel like Addison is judging me. “You just got that book yesterday and you just finished it.” Lol I am really enjoying this series. I love a good villain.

Karkar 🐾❤️🐾 2y
Coco Awww Addison is so cute!! 2y
398.2 @Karkar @Coco Thanks! She‘s my little fox. 🦊❤️ 2y
Elisa Haha I‘m sure a cuddle will make Addison forget all about the judging 😄😄🐶😍😍 2y
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Warcross | Marie Lu
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*****WARNING***** Do Not Start until all the books in the series are out. I loved this book and it has a cliffhanger that‘s killing me right now. I finished it this morning and I have been thinking about it all day. I love when “villains” have depth to them. Marie Lu did not disappoint. The first thing I did after I read this was google when the next one comes out. I am not going to be able to start another book for awhile.

Well-ReadNeck Oooooooh! Good to know!!! 2y
mjdowens Yes, it really was that good! 2y
FantasyChick Good to know!!! I just bought it. Guess it will just have to sit on my TBR for a bit then lol 2y
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TheNextBook Ha! Thanks for the warning! Good to know. 2y
Read.Em.And.Eat Ahhhh this book destroyed me with that cliff hanger!!! It was my first Marie Lu book and now I feel like I need to read ALL of her stuff! 2y
kamoorephoto I read it the DAY it came out!!!!! And then I went to her signing. OMG. Yes, it‘s killing me. (edited) 2y
398.2 @Well-ReadNeck @TheNextBook Ya I always like to know if I should wait. Lol sometimes I read it anyways 😉 2y
398.2 @mjdowens So good! I can‘t wait for the next one. 2y
398.2 @Read.Em.And.Eat OMG.... yes! I am still thinking about it. I am so curious where the story is going to go next. Marie Lu other series are good too. I should have known to wait. 2y
398.2 @kamoorephoto The day it came out!!!!😱 Wow!!! I was just thinking I need to go for the next book signing. I would love to meet her! 2y
398.2 @FantasyChick Ya that cliffhanger is killer. Have you read her other series? 2y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I could just stare at this cover for hours. Loved this book. I am really into mythology and love Neil Gaiman so this was perfect for me. I read a lot mythology so I knew a lot of it BUT I love Gaiman writing and he really brought it life. I would definitely recommend this. (My coworker caught me sneaking a picture before I start work lol)

Andrew65 Due to start this anyday. 2y
398.2 @Andrew65 I really enjoyed it! 2y
Lmstraubie I still need to read this one. So far I have loved ever Gaiman I have read. 2y
398.2 @Lmstraubie Ya, I am the same way. Gaiman hasn‘t disappointed me yet. 2y
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And I Darken | Kiersten White
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Wow.. I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow for me in the beginning and I wasn‘t a big fan of Lada at first......BUT it picked up fast and I couldn‘t put it down. She‘s such a strong character and I loved how the book ended. I am curious where it‘s going to go from here. Now I just need to get my hands on the next one.

Claireluana The next one is great too!!! 2y
398.2 @Claireluana oh good! I wanted to go to the mall to get the next one but the day before Christmas Eve wasn‘t a good idea lol 2y
Claireluana @398.2 oh yeah, that's not worth it even for the very best book! 2y
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Young Elites | Marie Lu
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I loved Marie Lu Legend series so I was excited to get this. It was a quick read and kept my attention. I really enjoyed the blurred lines between a hero and villain. I really enjoyed Adelina and Violetta relationship. The ending definitely surprised me. I can‘t wait to get my hands on the next one.

CareBear You may have the best username on Litsy ❤️ 2y
398.2 @CareBear awwww thanks! I thought it was clever. This is probably the only community that gets it. 2y
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The Glass Spare | Lauren DeStefano
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It‘s been over a month so I can post what I got from owl crate. This is my first time trying it out and I picked an awesome month. This has been on my TBR list. Love the HP hat and the notebook with a quote from ACOT. It‘s great. The book is kind of a retelling of King Midas. I love the siblings relationships. It was a good pick for the month.

LibrarianRyan The hat is sooooo warm. 2y
398.2 @LibrarianRyan Yes! I love it. How long have you been a subscriber for owl crate? 2y
LibrarianRyan @398.2 since the second or third box. Second I think. 2y
LibrarianRyan I started it at the library. There are no bookstores close and we kept getting asked about teen sub boxes so we had 3 subscriptions to try out. We did unboxing videos and everything. 2y
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Coraline | Neil Gaiman
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I got this new board and I decided that I am just going to put on there quotes from my favorite authors/books. I thought I start off with Neil Gaiman. What are some of your favorite quotes?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks “Somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.” 💕 2y
kalinichta "Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)" -"Song of Myself", Walt Whitman
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398.2 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kalinichta Those are some good ones! 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @398.2 ❤️❤️ 2y
TaylorMay I. Love. Your. Username 😍😍😍 2y
398.2 @TaylorMay Thanks! ❤️ 2y
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Nightfall | Jake Halpern, Peter Kujawinski
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14 days of day and then 14 days of night....just as the ships are about to leave, a boy goes missing. Marin and Karin look for their friend and ended up getting left behind. They have no idea what to do until they find a note that says “HIDE”. This book didn‘t hit the mark for me. There was a lot of unanswered questions.

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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Dystopian Western mixed with One Thousand and One Nights! Loved the adventures and tales PLUS look at this gorgeous cover. A couple of the twist I didn‘t see coming.

beachbookworm7 I just bought this at Ollie‘s for $1.99. I can‘t wait to read it!! 2y
Coco We have such a similar taste in books!! I‘m reading book 2 of this series tonight!! 😍 2y
398.2 @Coco Yes we do! Lol I was just thinking about buying the second book. I am curious what direction the book is going to go. Enjoy! 2y
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Flawed: A Novel | Cecelia Ahern
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Found this book in the clearance aisle and I am soooooo glad I picked it up. It‘s from the author who wrote P.S. I Love you. It‘s about a girl who does the right thing and gets punished for it. It goes thru the idea of being “Perfect” and what society considers “Flawed”.

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I really enjoyed this book. I have always been drawn to cover. I found this at Books A Million for 5.97. I squealed when I saw it. It was a fun read and loved the twists. I got wrapped up in the mystery and awe of the caraval . Remember it‘s only a game.

MommyOfTwo I loved this book too! Can‘t wait for the sequel 2y
Kshakal @MommyOfTwo I agree... the sequel can not come fast enough! 2y
398.2 @MommyOfTwo @Kshakal I know! I am super excited. I hope we learn more about Tella. 2y
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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I absolutely love this book. It didn‘t take me long to finish at all! I read before work, at lunch and all night. If you haven‘t read this you need too. I want to say more but trying to refrain from spoiling the ending.

BibliophileMomma Are you going to read the sequel?! 2y
Aswenson A Barnes & Noble employee practically shoved this book in my basket when I was shopping for YA prizes for my students. I‘m glad to hear it‘s a hit! 2y
Siannalyn I haven' t read the book, yet. But your pic is amazing!! 2y
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398.2 @Tiffy_Reads Yes! I am going to try to get my hands on it the next couple of days. I am super excited about it. Have you read it? What did you think of it? 2y
398.2 @Aswenson You are an awesome teacher. It‘s a great book. What grade do you teach? 2y
398.2 @Siannalyn THANKS! I like to decorate inside my house for Halloween. I get scared easy so I just have fun with it. 2y
BibliophileMomma I loved the sequel! There‘s another coming out next year too! 2y
398.2 @Tiffy_Reads That‘s awesome! I didn‘t know there was a third one coming out! Exciting! 2y
youneverarrived Great pic 😍 I‘m looking forward to reading this one it sounds so good. 2y
Aswenson @398.2 I‘m a media specialist but get to run a book club all year. I have a 6-8th grade group and a 9-12th. We get generous donations! 😊 (edited) 2y
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Flamecaster | Cinda Williams Chima
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I really enjoyed this book. Found this in the clearance section at BAM for 4.97. BEST FEELING EVER! It‘s been on my TBR list so I practically squeaked when I found it. It was a little slow for me in the middle but really picks up.

StaceyKondla Love the skeleton vulture!! Where did you get it? 2y
398.2 @StaceyKondla I KNOW!!!! I just bought it. I found it at JoAnn Fabrics. When I saw it I told my friend “Yep, definitely need this.” Lol 2y
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Alice | Christina Henry
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I really liked this book. It's a dark version of Alice in Wonderland. I am a sucker for fairytales. It was interesting to see where the author took the characters. Some parts were very twisted and dark but I expected it.

Pruzy This book sounds like what I hoped the Alice: Madness Returns video game would be 2y
Mommamanzi I'm listening to it in audiobook and woooow its dark! 2y
TheNextBook I loved this book but I was sorely disappointed in the sequel. This was a great retelling though. Super dark! 2y
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398.2 I just looked up the video game trailer on YouTube. Kinda reminds me of it. Do you play it? @Pruzy 2y
398.2 Ya it is. It gets darker at the end. I don't know how far you are but just wait. @Mommamanzi 2y
398.2 @TheNextBook ya I was looking at the next one. I also see she wrote Lost boy. Have you read that one? This one sounds good. 2y
TheNextBook Lost Boy was really good! 2y
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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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I finally put my decorations up. I am loving my mantel. I really enjoyed this book. It's got a hint of dark which I like. I was Team Katherine after the first book and now I don't know. I can't wait for the next one. I wish the author's book tour was near Chicago. I would love to see her again.

Elisa I was team Katherine at the end of TDC as well, and now I have no idea where I stand 😶 I just finished and I really miss the story and the Queens! 2y
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Wow... How does he do it? I always seem to get wrapped up every time I read his work. It's such a great story. I don't even know what to say about it... just wow.

AmandaL I loved this one! 2y
398.2 Me too! His imagination is amazing @AmandaL 2y
Itchyfeetreader If you get the chance to hear him read it on audio I'd recommend taking it. His voice and nuance over his own words is exceptional on this 2y
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398.2 @Itchyfeetreader Great tip. I didn't think about that. I ll probably like it even more. 😀 2y
Ubookquitous I agree with @Itchyfeetreader - many of his audiobooks are narrated by Neil and he's great 2y
DivineDiana @Itchyfeetreader Agree! Enchanting when he reads this! 2y
Bluebird His self narrations are wonderful! I enjoy his books more via his audio read than when I read via text. 2y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I went out of town to Galena, IL and found this adorable bookstore. I finally got Norse Mythology PLUS a book magnet, pins and socks. I absolutely love the Fuck Off, I'm reading socks. Lol

LaurenReads I‘m going there for my bachelorette party in March - wine, spas and bookstores - my kind of party 2y
ReadingSusan Those socks are amazing 🤣🤣 2y
398.2 My kind of party too! I was only there for a short time but I would definitely go back. There's so much to do. I hope you have a great time there! 2y
398.2 @ReadingSusan I know! I couldn't grab them fast enough! lol I laugh every time I see them 2y
lynneamch Galena is so pretty. Most people would be surprised to find the bluffs and vistas there and in northeast Iowa. Great place for a charming bookstore! 2y
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I wasn't thrilled by this one. I LOVE LOVE retellings but this one just wasn't for me. I still finished it but there were a lot of times where I thought about stopping. I thought the dedication was really cute.

hlgreenfield I'm sorry the story isn't good because I wanted to read it just based on the dedication! 2y
398.2 @hlgreenfield I FELT THE SAME WAY! lol I still finished it. I love retellings so I think I have read better ones and that's why I couldn't get into it. 2y
brutalbookworm If you guys get the chance Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino was actually pretty good! @hlgreenfield @398.2 2y
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hlgreenfield @brutalbookworm I've never heard of it, but I'll definitely check it out! 2y
brutalbookworm It's going to focus on Ursula and Trident but I know she's done a few other villain focused novels as well that were good 2y
398.2 @brutalbookworm I will have to check that one out! I remember seeing this cover. Thanks! 2y
brutalbookworm @398.2 @hlgreenfield aww no problem guys! 2y
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Finally getting to this book. Work and coaching tennis has taken all my time. Finally taking a vacation with my family and it's time to relax and read. I really like this introduction. My grandfather is on vacation with us and I love that I am so close to him. My family can't believe I plan to finish books at a beach house. Come on.....like I would go anywhere without books.

Mommamanzi Enjoy your vacation! 2y
Jess_Read_This What a gorgeous view! Enjoy your vacation and happy reading!❤️ 2y
398.2 @Mommamanzi @Jess_Read_This THANKS! It's a relaxing vacation. I am catching up on my reading! 2y
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The Darkest Minds: Never Fade | Alexandra Bracken
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Watching my Cubbies and reading the second book in the darkest mind series. So far it's really good... if the Cubs win it would make my Sunday even better. 😀

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This was such a fun book. It's made up of short stories by different authors. Each author was given a "challenge" by a booktuber about a different example of villainy. I enjoyed some more then others. All time favorite was The Blood of Imuriv. I wish Renee Ahdieh would write a whole book about it. Soooo good!

zsuzsanna_reads Sounds like a great concept. 2y
398.2 @zsuzsanna_reads it was! It's interesting what the bloggers gave the authors and then see what the authors came up with. These authors imaginations are amazing. I was blown away by a couple of them. 2y
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Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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New book and Hocus Pocus is on!!!! Awesome Sunday night! I heard they are going to make Darkest Minds into a movie. It's been on my TBR list for awhile.

LazyOwl I loved these books, enjoy 2y
jackilynn I binged those books earlier this year & loved every minute of it. Enjoy 😀 2y
Jess_Read_This I love this movie. "Bonjour.... I want my book.." or nothing beats Bette's "Sistaaaahhs" 2y
BookishJess Absolutely love this movie 💜 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I got a BOM membership for Christmas. This was the last month of credit. I decide to pick a book that I wouldn't buy myself. I haven't read any kind of thriller so this was new to me. I LOVED this book. I only read it during the day because my imagination sometimes gets the best of me. lol I definitely recommend it.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just got this book in one of my PageHabit boxes. Glad to know you liked it! 2y
398.2 @BarbaraTheBibliophage It's a good one. It kept me guessing. Hope you enjoy it too. 2y
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The Queen of Blood | Sarah Beth Durst
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I found the main character refreshing. Sometimes in books you get the "Mary Sue" effect. The character that has all the answers and is great at everything she does. This main character has doubts, isn't the best and doesn't even want to be queen. It's her passion that makes you want her to succeed. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next one. I should've bought it instead of getting it from the library.

BookFreakOut Loved this one, heard the author speak and she said she really wanted a girl whose true power was determination. 2y
398.2 @BookFreakOut She would be a good author to see. I am excited for this series I am curious where she's going to take the character. I love imagery in this book too. Loved the idea of them living in trees. ❤️ 2y
BookFreakOut @398.2 Yes, the imagery was fantastic! I usually have a hard time visualizing things but this setting was so easy to picture. 2y
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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Happy 4th of July! I work today but it's slow. My desk is filled with Captain America stuff. Someone heard that I liked it and now people get them for me to add my desk collection. lol I am excited about this book. I really enjoyed the movie The Librarian. I am hoping it's like that. Has anyone read this?

Redwritinghood No, but I have it on my Kindle. Like many things on my Kindle, I hope to get to it one day. 🤞🏻😊 2y
Librariana I love your collection! 😄 Someone needs to get you some Captain Funko Pops! 2y
Texreader Team Cap!!! 2y
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DuckOfDoom I really liked it, but don't expect a deep complex story - but fun! 2y
Karkar Little potato head captain America!!! Too cute! ❤️ 2y
Itchyfeetreader I have read it - its a great premise but I felt like it was always a planned as a series and so the world building is not as impactful as I like (that said I just downloaded number three so she's doing something right!!) 2y
398.2 @Redwritinghood Trust me I get it. This has been on my TBR list since it came out. I am a little bit behind myself. Lol 2y
398.2 @Librariana Thanks! I actually have one but it made its way to my house. Lol 2y
398.2 @Texreader Yes! Team Cap! 😀🇺🇸 2y
398.2 @Karkar It's my favorite. You can change its attachments to other heroes but I like the way he is now. 😀🇺🇸 2y
398.2 @DuckOfDoom Good! It has mixed reviews. I like it so far. Did you read the entire series? 2y
398.2 @Itchyfeetreader I like it so far. I like the concept but something like this the world building needs to be pretty good. 2y
Lmstraubie I really enjoyed the first one. I was excited to read the next two. They were okay. I was happy to hear another one, possibly two, are being written because I'm hoping they get a little better. Obviously I've been sucked in though. 😁 2y
KirstieE Love it !! 🙌🏻 CA is my favourite ❤️ 2y
Dragon I thought it was a fun read 😀 2y
DuckOfDoom Yes, I read the whole series and so far, enjoyed it 😊 2y
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Working the weekend again BUT on the bright side I was able to start and finish this book. I don't know why it took me so long to notice the cover. Lol That's clever. It was a pretty good book. I was glad it wasn't filled with Romance. I am not a big fan of Rhee but I liked Aly. He was entertaining. Sometimes it felt like a lot was going on and I had a hard time keeping track of everything. I would read the second book.

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The Darkest Magic | Morgan Rhodes
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"Another one bites the dust. And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust" Just knocked out A book of Thieves and The Darkest Magic on my TBR shelf just in a couple days. The series is told from multiple character point of views. I thought the author did a good job keeping things interesting. I didn't feel the need to jump chapters just because I liked a certain character more. The book jumps the modern world to fantasy.

mjdowens 👌👍👏 2y
Book.Life I saw it on the bottom shelf... How did you like Red Queen?!!! 2y
398.2 Hahaha good catch.....I really liked the Red Queen. The next two books were not my favorite but it‘s a solid series. It‘s worth checking out. @Book.Life 2y
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Book.Life @398.2 my friends and I are so into this series!! (I totally respect your opinion by the way) 2y
398.2 I met the author for second book tour and she was awesome! If you ever get a chance to meet her you should take it. I got my picture taken with her and my face was so red it in because how excited I was. Lol still love the series. I am just hoping that the third book picks up a bit. @Book.Life 2y
Book.Life Wow that awesome!!! @398.2 2y
398.2 I am curious you didn‘t feel the second and third book were lacking a bit? @Book.Life 2y
Book.Life Well honestly it's been a while since I've read the series, but while I was reading the third book I did feel like I saw a lot of the same thing happening again. I love her writing but I think maybe her story plot could be more interesting... I absolutely adored the ending of Kings Cage. 2y
Book.Life Oops sorry!! 2y
398.2 @Book.Life I agree about the ending. I am excited for the next one to see where it goes from there. I‘ll have to keep a look out for your postings. I am interested in seeing what your going to review next. 😀 2y
Book.Life Aww thanks.. It's been a while since I've updated I'll do it tomorrow!! 2y
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Welcome Aboard | Victoria Farnsworth
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Such a great idea!!! ?
1. Chicago
2. I saw this Facebook post called "Great Apps for Book Lovers". It's become one of my most used apps.
3. I enjoyed reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie was pretty good. Also loved the TV Show (NOT the movie) Series of Unfortunate Events and tv show Shannara Chronicles. Loved those books growing up.
4. No turtle. Not really a reptile person.
@saguarosally #welcomelitten

Marmie7 I really liked Shannara too! Nice to meet you😁 2y
AndreaReads I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and my son and I really enjoyed the Netflix Unfortunate Events as well! Great picks! 2y
EchoLogical I couldn't get into the Shannara Chronicles at all! 2y
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Scurvygirl I loved The Netflix version one as well, although there was something quite devilish and scary about Jim Carey. 2y
saguarosally My nephew has a lizard. I liked petting it. 2y
Libby1 Hello! I'm originally from Chicago! What does 398.2 refer to? Is it something from the Dewey Decimal System? 2y
398.2 @Marmie7 Yep! I was glad it was coming back. Nice to meet you too! 2y
398.2 @AndreaReads You and your son have great taste! 😀 2y
398.2 @EchoLogical That's a shame. It's not exactly like the books but I enjoyed it. I met Terry Brooks a couple years ago and it made me enjoy it even more. 2y
398.2 @Scurvygirl I agree about Jim Carey. IDK I really enjoyed the show. I kept thinking this is exactly like the books. The bookworm in me was excited lol 2y
398.2 @Libby1 Hi! Love Chicago! I see you live in Ireland now. I went to Scotland a couple years ago and I loved the area. Yep it's the Dewey Decimal System for fairytales. Love it! 2y
Libby1 You're very clever, @398.2 ! 😃 2y
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A Million Junes | Emily Henry
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This book wasn't for me. It was my Book of the Month pick. It took me awhile to finish. I never like to give a bad review because authors put so much work into it. I always feel bad. It just wasn't for me. The conversations seem to ramble but at times it made it seem real. It had more paranormal then I thought it would which wasn't a plus for me. I thought it would focus more on the family feud kind of like the Hatfield's and McCoy's.

fanbookart Hmmmm... I tend to do the same... That's why I decided not to become a book blogger... Sometimes I'm biased and also sometimes i find myself "rearranging" my words when I review some books i'm not very into... I totally get you. 2y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Went to Lit Fest in Chicago. I have been going the last six years and always make a weekend of it. First day I had my "Reading is Sexy t-shirt". I bought that shirt for my all girls book club. I get comments on it whenever I wear it. Lol The top picture is all the books we bought. There's so many books I am always in a frenzy lol. I am really looking forward to Sleeping Giants.

The.Intentional.Reader Oh man, Sleeping Giants is so amazing! One of my favorite books of all time. Enjoy 😊 2y
goodbyefrancie This looks amazing! 2y
TrishB Very cool 👍 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon You have to tell me how The Magicians is. 2y
Lmstraubie This looks like such fun! 2y
Joelene The magicians trilogy is awesome and the Syfy show based on the books is pretty good too, one of the better adaptations I've seen. Themis files = amazeballs, pure greatness! I think they'd make for some awesome movies :) 2y
398.2 @The.Intentional.Reader I just started it and I am really liking it. I was a little bit worried if I would like it because of how it's written. I haven't had any issues keeping interested though. 2y
398.2 @goodbyefrancie It is! I look forward to it every year. They have authors too but this year there really wasn't anyone that I HAD to see. If you get a chance you should check it out. 2y
398.2 @TrishB Yep it's a great atmosphere. It's on Printer Row. It's were all the printing companies use to be in Chicago. If you ever get a chance you should check it out. 2y
398.2 @MaleficentBookDragon Yes! That's the next one I am going to check out. I heard great things about it. I picked it up for $3. I practically squeaked when I saw it. 😀 2y
398.2 @Lmstraubie It is! If you ever get a chance you should check it out. They have authors too. I look forward to it ever year. I always get a hotel because then I am able to drop my books off and go back lol. I think I gained arm muscles this weekend because of it. 💪 2y
398.2 @Joelene I haven't started the show because I wanted to read the books first. I am excited for it. I picked up the first one and the second one for a total of $6. Super excited. I am really liking Themis files so far. I was worried with the writing but i am not having problems with it. "Amazeballs" is an awesome way to describe it lol 2y
Lmstraubie @398.2 Best workout ever 😉💪 2y
Jenni_Capps This looks dangerous for me lol #takemymoney 😍😍 2y
398.2 @Jenni_Capps IT IS! There's so many books and I just want to sit there and pick thru them all. 😳 2y
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The Love Interest | Cale Dietrich
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This was my BOM pick for last month. I finally was able to get to it. I picked it for a spy aspect. I gave it a so-so because it's not what I was expecting from a spy book. Once I realized that it was a slow beginning for me but it started to get good and a lot of shockers. Now I want a spy book.... Does anyone have any recommendations?

Dragon Any of Daniel Silva's novels about an art restorer turned spy (edited) 3y
mjdowens YES! Gabriel the spy/art restorer. However, I had first dibs on him as my fictional boyfriend😂😂 3y
DGRachel I concur with Daniel Silvia/Gabriel Allon, but I also highly recommend John LeCarre's classic George Smiley series. This is the first one and it's short. 3y
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398.2 @Dragon Thanks! I will have to check it out. 3y
398.2 @mjdowens lol I don't know about adding anymore fictional boyfriends. I am juggling quite a few right now. 🤹‍♀️ 3y
398.2 @DGRachel Thanks! This sounds good too! I am going to have to check it out. 3y
Dragon @mjdowens he would be an amazing book boyfriend, but you called dibs so he's yours 😂 3y
Dragon You won't regret it @398.2 🐉 3y
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I had a horrible day at work. I enjoyed Red Rising and felt like another Sci-fi book. I heard great things about this one.

The.Intentional.Reader Really, really good book! 3y
LiteraryinLititz I'm sorry your work day was awful. Looks like things are looking up now! 3y
Jas16 Hope tomorrow is better. 3y
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Hoopiefoot Glad you can escape into a good book! 3y
stacybmartin Hoping tomorrow is way better! 💜 3y
mcctrish This is a great book! 3y
fanbookart I'm a 90s kid so some of thereferences i don't get but i still enjoyed reading this book 3y
398.2 @The.Intentional.Reader YES I am really liking it. I heard that they are also making a movie of it and the author just released a new book. I am going to have to hunt that one down too! 3y
398.2 @LiteraryinLititz @Jas16 Thanks! Yes, once again a book saved the day. 😀📖 3y
398.2 @Hoopiefoot Yes! That's why I love reading. It really takes you away. 3y
398.2 @stacybmartin Thanks! That was nice of you. Starting off today with a positive note. 😀Thanks for helping with that. 3y
398.2 @mcctrish Yes it is! The author is funny. I heard they are making it into a movie. That's exciting. 3y
398.2 @fanbookart I am a 90s kid too! I get most of the references but the ones I don't get I think the author does a great job giving cliff notes version of it. Lol 😂 3y
fanbookart @398.2 true! Probably one reason i don't some of it is because i'm an immigrant... So some shows i never heard of. But you're right about the cliff notes and the keywords he used helps too 3y
jackilynn One of my favorite books. It is so chock full of pop culture goodness. I enjoyed his other book Armada as well (though not as much as Ready Player One). I seem to be in the minority for that one though because not many seemed to like it. 3y
mcctrish I think the movie has great potential. His next book, Armada is good but not as great as this one. I have high hopes for his third 😂 3y
398.2 @jackilynn Ya I was looking into it. It looks like a lot people didn't like it. It sounds like a lot of people were comparing it to Ready Player One. A lot of pop culture... I am a 90s kid so I don't know some of it. It's still really good. 3y
398.2 @mcctrish Yes I am really excited about the movie. I am curious how the effects are going to look for the virtual world. 3y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I am really loving this book. I am mesmerized by how he describes everything. It feels like I am actually in this world that he has created. I also love his acknowledgment page. I "bloodydamn" love this book. Lol ?

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I am loving this book. I took off tomorrow so I can finish it. All day reading for me! So excited! May the Fourth Be With You!

TheLibrarian Is that a toaster? 3y
GypsyKat That is the COOLEST TOASTER EVER!!! 😍 3y
Liatrek I love the idea of skipping work to read ❤️ 3y
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398.2 Lol yep! I got it as a wedding gift from a friend. When you toast something it puts STAR WARS on the bread. It's awesome. Everyone always thinks it's my husbands. Nope it's mine. Lol @GypsyKat @TheLibrarian 3y
brutalbookworm AHH I HAVE THE SAME TOASTER!!! 3y
GypsyKat @398.2 I love that! I'm actually way more of a nerd than my husband is. I keep trying to get him caught up, though. 😉💗 3y
398.2 @brutalbookworm Isn't it great?! I love it. 3y
398.2 @GypsyKat Me too! My husband was just telling me today that he couldn't watch anymore Star Wars. Lol He tries. What can I say? Opposites attract. 3y
TheLibrarian @398.2 Thank is the best thing ever!!! 3y
Suet624 I love that you decided to take the day off! 3y
398.2 @Suet624 It was worth it. Otherwise I would have thought about it all day. Boss: Did you do anything fun on your day off? Me: Yep! I read all day. Boss: 😳 3y
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I coach Highschool tennis. We had a match today so I am getting home late tonight and I have to be up at 4:30am. The question is DO I START IT?! I am just sitting here staring at it. 😳

Megabooks Ooo...tough. I wouldn't if you're eastern. 3y
TheNextBook The question isn't if you should start, it's do you have the willpower to stop reading and go to sleep so you can function tomorrow? Coffee exist for a reason... 3y
398.2 Not eastern but I have a feeling I am going to regret it tomorrow morning. Lol @Booksandcooks 3y
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398.2 Ya I have zero willpower when it comes to stopping. lol I tell myself only one chapter but who can only read one chapter.... lol @TheNextBook 3y
Megabooks It also depends on how much you need sleep to function. I need 7 hours! 3y
whatsjennareading You won't want to put it down once you start! 3y
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