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Alliedanielson

Alliedanielson

Joined February 2016

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Pickpick

I never posted this when I read it this summer, but this is probably going to be in my top 5 reads for the year. I consider it a must read and I want to buy everyone I know a copy. It's that powerful.

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Mehso-so

My media specialist gave this to me to read on Thursday, so I flew through it last night (she likes to give me new books so she can give recs to kids). Overall, I thought the story was cute but the writing was awkward in parts-especially the beginning. Too much telling and not enough showing. I also wasn't the biggest fan of Dimple's character and found some of her dialogue forced. But, I do think some students would enjoy the romance.

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Started rereading (books 1-4) this series in the fall and I only have 200 pages left! I adore this series. While it certainly has its flaws, I like the original take on history and the characters are memorable. Plus, dragons. 😉

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Loving this book. So much.

Sarahreadstoomuch Thought you might 😊 3y
Avidreader25 It's so good! 3y
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Pickpick

Matt had to read this for a class and encouraged me to read it. It was a fast read-it's a great collection of advice for all facets of life and I pulled a lot from it. Definitely worth a read if you need some encouragement!

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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Decided it was time to dive into the most recent books in the Throne of Glass series. I was obsessed when I started this series over the summer. And I'm still in love. The first book definitely as a YA vibe, but with each new book, they get more and more adult high fantasy.

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Started this the other night and I'm really enjoying it! Especially all the Shakespeare references!!

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I decided it was time for a reread.

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Mehso-so

Finished this one last night. It vaguely reminded me of Cold Sassy Tree but not nearly as detailed and fabulous. I think the story moved far too quickly, causing it to be a bit disjointed. It also got a touch too preachy for me at the end. But I did enjoy the Southern appeal and many of the characters.

TriniCapini I remember reading this one but not a thing about it. Think the best part of it was the title! 3y
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Saga, Volume 6 | Brian K Vaughan
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Read Saga 4-6 tonight and loved them. This series just gets better and better. And now I have to anxiously wait for the next one.

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What Light | Jay Asher
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A lovely little book about love, forgiveness, and the spirit of the season. Much different than Thirteen Reasons Why, but wonderful in its own way.

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What Light | Jay Asher
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Spending today reading and relaxing. First up is this one, which a friend got me for Christmas!

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Replica | Lauren Oliver
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Starting this one because YA is all my brain can handle right now. And I've enjoyed Oliver's books in the past!

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Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
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Mehso-so

So, while I enjoyed this one, it was not my favorite. In places it felt very forced and awkward. But there were some highlights-Libby as a strong female character for one.

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Holding Up the Universe | Jennifer Niven
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Settling in with a book. Haven't read much in the last month, but after a trip to the bookstore today, I decided I needed to read this. All the Bright Places is still a title I think about!

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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I've long loved the movie (I use it in my American lit class when we get to the Civil Rights Movement and feminism) but I've actually never read the book. It's been sitting on my shelf for years, so I think it's time. ☺️

Imlostinbooks I love the movie but haven't read it, either. Need to get it. 3y
Sarahreadstoomuch I love the book so much, I've never seen the movie! 3y
Lakesidemusing Loved the audio version... and the movie, too!❤️ 3y
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Finished book 5 this afternoon. Overall, I loved this series. I think the ending was a little rushed and this book felt a little choppier than the others, but a great series overall.

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Settling in to read the final volume! Sparty is uninterested.

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Finished this the other night. I loved it for the most part-just bummed that many pieces were ones from her blog, but I enjoyed the reread.

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Settling in with this tonight. I used to read her blog and can relate so much to her stories. ☺️

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The House of Hades | Rick Riordan
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Flew through 300 pages this afternoon to finish book 4! I remembered bits and pieces from my previous read but there were a few moments I just plain forgot. 😳 in any case, still loving this series!!

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The House of Hades | Rick Riordan
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Diving into book 4!!

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Finished book 3 late last night. I totally forgot that this one ended on a cliffhanger! LOVING this reread!!

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Settling in with book 3! I made a list earlier of all the series I want to reread. I'm on a kick. 😉

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Finished my reread of book 2 last night. Still loving this reread. ☺️ it does make me want to reread Percy Jackson...maybe after?

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Starting book 2! This reread is so much fun. I love rereading series and remembering why I loved them so much in the first place. I've done a lot of rereading this year and I love it. ☺️

Avidreader25 Being pregnant/having a newborn at home made me crave comfort reads. So I've done a ton of rereading over the last year. It makes me fall in love with old favorites all over again. 3y
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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Finished my reread of book 1. I forgot how much more enjoyable I find this series compared to Percy Jackson!! On to book 2!

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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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😂😂😂 From The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.

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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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I decided to reread this series as I never got around to reading book 5 (but I bought it on release day!).

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Singing | Alison Croggon
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While I felt the series was slow overall, I very much enjoyed this last book! It was a great conclusion to the series and definitely read as more high fantasy than YA.

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Singing | Alison Croggon
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Heading into the final book of this series. This has been slow going. And as I've read further, I've enjoyed them more and more. I can finally say I like them. 😂 can't wait to see how it ends!

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This was my favorite of the first three books even though it had some of the same problems-very slow pace. However, I really enjoyed the new character perspective and Saliman is a very well-developed secondary character. Looking forward to the fourth and final book!

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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This was a fabulous book of poetry. The poems vary in length and topic and cover everything from abuse, to love, to sexuality, to healing, and to modern views of feminism. I read through the volume twice yesterday and reread some of my favorites this morning. I definitely recommend picking this up, even if you aren't a poetry lover.

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Really excited to dive into some beautiful poetry. I've heard many good things.

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Starting book 3.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Super anxious to read this!

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Mehso-so

While this was better than the first one, it was still SLOW in parts. But, I'm interested enough in knowing how it ends to keep reading. And the last two books are shorter. 😉

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I'm still undecided how I feel. I want to know how it ends, but the one is just sooooo slow. And there are still 2 more books by the time I finish! Also-main character is a little annoying.

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I wasn't completely sold on book 1, but I'm trying book 2 anyway. Let's see if the story gets better. 😉📖 #bookstagram #currentlyreading

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Pickpick

So....there were some things I didn't like. It's definitely not the 8th book (didn't think it would be), but I did like the focus on family relationships. I think it's worth reading if you're curious. Just be open-minded.

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Saga, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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Sadly, the last volume I own. 😨 I'm really enjoying this story for its originality. And the artwork is superb. I just need to save up to get the next few volumes.

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Saga, Volume 2 | Brian K Vaughan
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I really enjoyed this volume-more so than the first? It did end on a little cliffhanger, but I had the next one handy. 😉

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Everyone kept raving about this series, so I bought the first three. After the first volume, LOVE.

Lacythebookworm You're in for a treat! 3y
Avidreader25 I've been curious about this one! 3y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus was one of those books I heard a lot about and brushed off. I shouldn't have. Beautifully written and unique.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I've heard so many good things! This will be book 5 of #24in48! @24in48

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Finished listening to this oldie at the gym today. I read it a long time ago as a teenager and the movie is one of my favorites. I enjoyed it, and it goes in far more depth than the film (obviously) and is really quite different. It was a good gym listen! #24in48 @24in48

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Mehso-so

Finally finished this one. It took a bit for me to get into it, and was slow in multiple parts, but I'm intrigued enough to go on to the second novel. @24in48

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Finished Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Wow. Just wow. #24in48 #bookstagram #currentlyreading @24in48

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Starting my next read for @24in48

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First Love | Ivan Turgenev
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Finished Turgenev's "First Love." Great little novella. I loved Fathers and Sons when I read it years ago, so I'm happy I enjoyed this one as well. Now for the gym and more listening to Jurassic Park (only a few hours left). #24in48 #currentlyreading #bookstagram @24in48