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Joined August 2018

Favorite genres are Fantasy and Historical Fiction https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FXS20T54TJ8L?ref_=wl_share
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Anne's House of Dreams | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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We‘re headed back to Orilium and Veta Mae has some big decisions to make.

She‘s thinking of changing her Calling and hoping to make a new friend or 2.

#oriliumreadathon

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Murtagh: The World of Eragon | Christopher Paolini
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Here‘s my March #bookspin and #doublespin picks

So far Murtagh is pretty good.

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Meant to post this at the beginning of the month and forgot but these were my February #bookspin #doublespin picks.

I still haven‘t gotten to them but I‘m hopeful to get caught up in March.

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I was a little bored at the beginning but in the end I enjoyed this one a lot.

Read for my family‘s book club

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Pretties | Scott Westerfeld
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Mehso-so

Finished another one

Nothing special but not bad

Read for January‘s #doublespin

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Fair Game | Patricia Briggs
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Look how finished a book….

Really liked this one.

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First picks for this years #bookspin #doublespin

I‘m trying out a new list so reading the books doesn‘t feel so much like a chore and I can‘t wait to dive in.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 5mo
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Since I haven‘t posted here in quite a while I thought I‘d reintroduce myself.

I‘m Gabrielle. My favorite genres are Fantasy and Historical Fiction. And when I‘m not reading I can be found playing Disney Dreamlight Valley (I‘m addicted) or stocking the shelves at Kroger.

I‘m also 34 today.

Deblovestoread Happy birthday and welcome back! 6mo
BacklistReader @Deblovestoread thank you. Hoping posting in 2024 goes better 6mo
Beatlefan129 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁 6mo
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Cuilin Happy Birthday 🎉 want to join a historical fiction group? Check out #BookedInTime 6mo
kspenmoll Happy belated birthday!!!!🎂 I love historical fiction too! 5mo
BacklistReader @Cuilin thank you. I‘ll have to look into that. I‘m always looking for some good historical fiction. 5mo
dabbe Just saw this. Welcome back, and happy belated birthday! 🖤🩶🖤 5mo
BacklistReader @dabbe thank you 5mo
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This one‘s my favorite in the series so far.

Class - Restoration: Induce Sleep

Prompt- Start a book before bed.

#bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookreview #magicalreadathonorilium

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Bloody Bones | Laurell K. Hamilton
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Finally finished another one…..I really do love having my bf read to me. This is my favorite Anita Blake novel so far.

Can‘t wait to continue the series with The Killing Dance.

#bloodybones #laurellkhamilton #bookreview

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Mid-year check-in

18 books read so far

#midyearcheckin #halfway

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I really enjoyed the urgles tale about the dragon and the tale of Murtagh made me more intrigued to pick up his book when it comes out later this year.

I very much enjoyed my time with this one.

#bookreview #christopherpaolini #theforkthewitchandtheworm

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A Dance with Dragons | George R. R. Martin
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Mehso-so

And 4 years later she‘s finally finished the series.

Mostly because I took to much time between books and forgot major things this one scraped a 4. Maybe I‘ll reread one day and not leave so much time between books that I forget stuff.

#asongoficeandfire #gameofthrones #got #adancewithdragons #georgerrmartin #finalbook #finalbooksupportgroup

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The Alchemyst | Michael Scott
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Mehso-so

I listened to the entire book at work yesterday. Very enjoyable series I plan to continue the series. Maybe I can finish book 2 during my next overnight shift.

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Staying on that trend of continuing or finishing series this year. So far this one‘s my favorite in the series so far.

This will also complete my May #doublespin

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#morningstar #piercebrown #redrisingsaga

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Highly recommend this one. The first half is difficult but if you can push through it‘s so worth the read.

#homegoing #yaagyasi #fiction #history

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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Book 13 complete!

This book was great. Super atmospheric. Will definitely be reading more from Ruta Sepetys.

Fun fact: the author and I grew up in the same state of the U.S.

#outoftheeasy #rutasepetys #historicalfiction

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Continued the Fables graphic novel. I really like these. Can‘t wait to read the next book.

#fables #graphicnovel

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May‘s #bookspin #doublespin list.

I can‘t wait to dive in.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 14mo
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Restoration exam complete

Learned about Oculi Cures by closing my eyes, shuffling some books, and then pointing at one.

#godseercalling #oriliumacademy #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumreadathon #oriliumspringequinox #archivist

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Spellbinder | L.J. Smith
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Finished Spellbinder by L. J. Smith for my Conjuration Exam. Learning Spirit Binding Spells with a book that was Recommended by a friend.

This also completes my April #doublespin

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#oriliumreadathon #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumacademy #godseercalling #archivist #oriliumspringequinox

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 14mo
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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It‘s been forever but I finally have a library card. Yay I‘m so excited to start using my local library again.

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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Day 3

Window shot and current read

I never read anything without at least one travel buddy and these are the best ones.

#oriliumacademy #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumreadathon #oriliumspringequinox #oriliumspring23pics #godseer #archivist

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Spellbinder | L.J. Smith
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This week is the photo challenge for Orilium and day 1 is to share your TBR.

I have already completed one of the 7 I need and am hoping to complete a second today.

I found the template in the Orilium discord but I‘m not sure who designed it.

#oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumreadathon #oriliumacademy #oriliumspringequinox #oriliumspring23pics #godseer #arcivist #tbr

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Anne of Windy Poplars | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Mehso-so

Finished my Lore exam yesterday.

This one is also April‘s #bookspin pick

Anne of Windy Poplars is the 4th book in the Anne of Green Gables series. I haven‘t been enjoying the series that much but they have been getting better with each book so I‘ll continue at some point as I do own them all.

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#oriliumacademy #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumspringequinox #goodseer #archivist #anneofwindypoplars #lmmontgomery

TheAromaofBooks Even though this chronologically the fourth book, Montgomery wrote it later than most of the others. There are a lot of things I really love about it, but it's also kind of its own isolated story to avoid continuity issues with the books she'd already written that take place later in Anne's life, so I think it does have a different flavor than some of the other books. 1y
BacklistReader @TheAromaofBooks I didn‘t know that. That‘s pretty cool actually. 1y
TheAromaofBooks I have read (and loved) these books all my life, and I just found out that Windy Poplars and Anne of Ingleside were written out of order! 1y
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Anne of Windy Poplars | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Veta Mae has returned to Orilium Academy for her second year of studies and has decided to continue the calling of Godseer.

Currently working on the Lore exam with Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery for book with a map.

#oriliumacademy #oriliummagicalreadathon #oriliumreadathon #goodseer #archivist #anneofwindypoplars #lmmontgomery

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Just in the nick of time. Here‘s my #bookspin #doublespin list for April.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Out of The Easy | Ruta Sepetys
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Long time no speak….

I‘m still not reading but hoping to be back to it soon. I‘ve big plans for April as my favorite read a thon is back for year 2.

#readathons #oriliumreadathon #readingplans

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My life has been taken over by Disney Dreamlight Valley so reading has not been a thing at all for about a week now….That being said I would really like to continue the Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown with Morning Star and complete the A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin with A Dance with Dragons.

#disneydreamlightvalley #redrisingtrilogy #asongoficeandfire #gameofthrones #piercebrown #georgerrmartin #finalbooksupportgroup

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Hour of the Witch | Chris Bohjalian
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That‘s another one finished.

I really wish I enjoyed this one more. In the end I found that I just didn‘t care.

#thehourofthewitch #chrisbohjalian #bookreview

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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff, Schiff
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Mehso-so

A Nonfiction about the life of Cleopatra.

I love history in general but one of my favorite places to learn about is ancient Egypt. This has a very easy to understand writing style witch is great because personally textbooks turn me off. I did take a break from reading this one and I think it suffered from that a bit.

I will always be on the look out for more ancient Egyptian nonfiction though.

#nonfiction #cleopatra #ancientegypt #stacyshiff

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Mehso-so

Look at me finishing all the books lol

Nothing to write home about with this one.

#thegirlwhosavedchristmas #matthaig #christmasbooks #bookreview

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Apparently this years theme is continuing series….

The Girl in the Tower is book 2 in the Winternight trilogy and it was just as good as the first.

Now to get a copy of the next book so I can finish the trilogy…..

This one also completes January‘s double spin pick

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#thegirlinthetower #katherinarden #thewinternighttrilogy #continuationstation #bookreview #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks I have this trilogy out from the library right now but still haven't started it! 1y
BacklistReader @TheAromaofBooks it feels like a good one to binge if you like to do that. I probably would have if I had them all. 1y
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Trying to get back into walking this year and the Levar Burton Reads podcast is one of my favorites to pair with a walk.

Gives me all the feels of the show Reading Rainbow but with stories for adults instead of kids.

#levarburtonreads #podcast #walking

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I love the Fable graphic novels. They remind me so much of the Once Upon a Time tv show.

#fablegraphicnovel #billwillingham

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First book of 2023 finished.

I had a hard time motivating myself to read this one but then could very easily pick off 50-100 pages when I did actually pick it up. I did enjoy it while reading and the last 100 pages were amazing.

4/5⭐️

A great start to my 2023 reading.

#redrisingseries #goldenson #piercebrown #bookreview

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My mom got me these bookish coasters for my birthday

She‘s the best!

#tea #teaandbooks #coasters #bookishcoasters

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“There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.” - Roque, Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Ain‘t that the truth….

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2022 Unhaul

I only keep the books I enjoyed enough to reread in the future so it‘s time for these to find a new home.

#unhaul #unhaulingbooks

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33 here we go!

And Happy New Year everyone

#birthdaygirl #newyear

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Frost Burned | Patricia Briggs
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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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Worst and Most Disappointing books for 2022

#worstbooksof2022 #mostdisapointingbooksof2022

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The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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19 days….

Continuing with the Christmasaurus tonight.

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #thechristmasaurus #tomfletcher #shanedevries

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The Christmasaurus | Tom Fletcher
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22 days….

Continuing to get into the Christmas spirit with more tea and books because they‘re some of the best things.

#sipsby #sipsbyadventcalendar #steepsociety #kanelboller #aboycalledchristmas #matthaig #chrismould