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BennettBookworm

Joined November 2016

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When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
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So excited about this #bookhaul of used books! Some that I‘ve had on my TBR forever and some that are new to me.

See any titles you loved? Where should I start??

Cazxxx Evelyn Hugo was a surprise love for me, always recommend it to others 22h
mdm139 Loved Murmur of Bees and 100 foot journey. 21h
Ruthiella Becky Chambers! ❤️ 21h
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BekaReid I adore Becky Chambers! She is a phenomenal world-builder. 17h
LeahBergen I enjoyed The Hundred-Foot Journey. 👍 9h
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Just discovered this bookstore, celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Check them out if you‘re in Philly!

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One of my favorite places in Philly! This used bookstore is volunteer run and supports the local library. Always so many good finds!

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Mehso-so

I entered into this with a bias because I felt like, similar to a movie adaptation, “How can you depict The Giver in a visual medium without giving away its brilliant twist?” And I still feel that way. You just can‘t do it. However, this is a total classic, and I enjoyed reliving it.

NikkiM5 Love that cover 😍 1d
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Paper Girls #1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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My tenth OWL Reading Challenge category! I met my goal of ten!! 🙌🏻 but it‘s so much fun I think I‘ll keep going because it‘s only October ☺️

POTIONS:

🌟Amortentia: a book with romance - Meet Me in the Margins
🌟Severus Snape: a book w page 394 - Diamond Eye
🌟Liquid Luck: choose a book randomly - Paper Girls vol 1.. visiting my bff and found it on her bookshelf!

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Completed my next OWL reading challenge category! I was reading this HP book in French for so long! 😅

ANCIENT RUNES:
🌟Ancient runes: A book in translation - Britt Marie Was Here
🌟Beedle the bard: A fairytale (folktale?) retelling - Sistersong
🌟Mistranslation: A book whose title is translated differently - HP French - “The school for sorcerers” rather than Sorcerer‘s or Philosopher‘s Stone

mabell Nice reading HP in French! 👏👏 I think I have one of the HP books in French on my shelf! But picture books are more my current level 😆 6d
BennettBookworm @mabell Thanks! It took a long time to read but I might try Book 2 in a French audiobook! 6d
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Thank you @LiteraryinLawrence for this epic swap!! I‘m so excited to read both of these immediately!!
😍🐉👑

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Eighth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!!

Charms:

🌟Charms: a book by a fave author - Book Lovers (Emily Henry)
🌟Flitwick: short book or short stories - Prayer for the Crown Shy
🌟Time turner: a book with dual timelines - Metropolis

lirahlu Book Lovers was sooooo good! 😍 1mo
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Pickpick

A beautiful second volume. I really think it could‘ve been longer, though- I get wanting to keep things short and sweet, but it felt to me like a lot more could have been developed, even while keeping it short. I just love the world Chambers has created and want to soak in it even longer!

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Seventh #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!!

Care of Magical Creatures:

🌟Niffler: a book with a shiny cover - True Biz
🌟Fantastic beasts: a book with an animal on the cover - Snow Child
🌟Unicorn: most anticipated book - Violin Conspiracy

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THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING!! I want to recommend it to every single human I know. A master class in originality and writing that is just so COOL! I felt like reading it was a privilege. And SO educational, as someone who came in knowing next to nothing about ASL and Deaf communities.

I read this with my sisters and Mom as a markup book club - very grateful - so now I need to acquire my own copy!

Chelsea.Poole Agreed! 1mo
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Kate Quinn has done it again! Her books are riveting, filled with such fascinating history, humanity, humor, and heart. This one might just be my favorite- bold statement, I know!! Brilliant storytelling with the shifting timelines and characters hiding in shadow, heartwrenching love stories, and a war heroine with so much grit and ferocity that I want to emulate in my own life. And nearly all the people and plot points are factual in this one!

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Metropolis: A Novel | B. A. Shapiro
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Mehso-so

I actually felt like this story had no “psychological suspense” whatsoever. I love Shapiro‘s other novels so I was expecting a lot more. Some parts and some characters were interesting, and there was a decent twist, hence the so-so rating, but overall this fell flat for me.

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Congrats and thank you for this generous giveaway @Hazel2019 !! #Hazel201925K

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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At first I felt like this was playing too much into the rom com clichés, but then the characters won me over.
I think if you have sisters you‘re incredibly close with, and/or you live in NYC (yes and yes for me!) this might resonate even more - I was sobbing for the last 50 pages. SO good!

BennettBookworm Also did anyone else feel bothered by using the name Curl Up N Dye without acknowledging that was taken from Runaway Bride, I mean, c‘mon! 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence Yay!! I bought this recently (when I was visiting PA and didn‘t want to leave my old bookstore empty handed) and am going to bring it on vacation! 3mo
Smartypants I do love her books! 3mo
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The Violin Conspiracy | Brendan Slocumb
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Wowww this was a heart-stopping read. Recommended for any classical music lovers!! Slocumb‘s descriptions are practically synesthetic in the way he captures all the senses and paints such a vivid picture. I‘m definitely itching to read his next book, whenever that is.
The racism was so painful, esp knowing much of it was autobiographical.
I read this for a family markup book club organized by @LiteraryinLawrence !!

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These are my top picks of the year so far! #bestof2022 in progress!

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Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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Sixth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!! All of my books in this subject were coincidentally love stories!

TRANSFIGURATION:

🌟Transfiguration: a book to screen adaptation - Pride & Prejudice
🌟McGonagall: strong female characters - The No Show
🌟Vanishment: a bestseller - Something Wilder

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Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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I love Christina Lauren‘s writing. They use such vivid similes and metaphors to describe the heat and passion of being in love, and this book particularly made me feel so in awe of them.
The plot, though - just a little too wacky and implausible for me! Wasn‘t my favorite of theirs.
Definitely made me want to go camping with a sexy man, but what else is new 😂

mabell Love the last sentence 😂 4mo
BennettBookworm @mabell a girl can dream 😂 4mo
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It‘s been a long and winding road through the #promptmaze!! @TheAromaofBooks Last time it was 3 steps and this time I took 10! So much fun, thank you!!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I saw in your other comment that you plan out your path - I'm so impressed by your organization!!!! 4mo
BennettBookworm @TheAromaofBooks haha thank you!! It‘s so fun because your prompts are awesome! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh thank you!!! Q2 and Q3 have a lot of overlap but I have shuffled them all into different places to keep things fresh! 😂 4mo
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Fifth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!! John Green‘s was the only book in this subject that I loved.

MUGGLE STUDIES:

🌟 Muggle studies: Own voices book - Behold the Dreamers
🌟 Flying car: Book relating to STEAM - Love Hypothesis
🌟 Daily Prophet: Nonfiction - Anthropocene Reviewed

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Hands down of the best books I‘ll ever read. John Green speaks with heart and vulnerability and wisdom (though he‘d never claim to). The research makes it fascinating; the anecdotes make it intimate.
I read this in a book club with my friend, a few essays at a time, which I highly recommend, to soak it all in and really go deep… and make it last longer!
I could see myself reading all of these essays again, plus now I have his podcasts to explore!

DisneyFan I enjoyed this one too, even though I didn‘t think I would . 4mo
marleed I loved this book and find that I now on occasion give stars to my experiences! 4mo
Saknicole 😍 perfect plant/book choice combo! 4mo
BennettBookworm @Saknicole thank you!! 😄 4mo
BennettBookworm @marleed I totally agree- he changed how I look at things! 4mo
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Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Going in the mail! #LMPBC @shellleigh33 @Kayla.Adriena @LiteraryinLawrence This one was heavy for sure. Really descriptive, stunning language, and fun to read alongside the comments! I think as much as I like the outdoors, I‘m glad not to be a homesteader in Alaska in the 1920s 🤔 haha

Kayla.Adriena Glad you liked it! I did too. Next round sign ups have opened, I'm going to sign up again in Group K if you wanna join 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence I just signed up for group K! 4mo
BennettBookworm @Kayla.Adriena Have fun this time around! I need to bow out because I was behind on literally every book this time haha but it‘s been great! 4mo
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Sistersong | Lucy Holland
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Mehso-so

Cons:
- SO gory out of nowhere. IYKYK.
- I wanted more historical context.
- I couldn‘t quite visualize/understand the magic system and how it all worked.

Pros:
- Strong transgender representation.
- Thought provoking relationships.
- Even tho I saw certain things coming, other things were very surprising in a good way.
- The ending was satisfying in a poetic and heartbreaking kind of way.

Sweetkokoro I haven‘t heard anything about this one being gory, I own it but have been putting it off but now I‘m intrigued to know about this. I might move it up to next months TBR. 4mo
BennettBookworm @Sweetkokoro Turns out if I‘d researched the Twa Sisters murder ballad I wouldn‘t have been so surprised at the gore 😂 but maybe also good to be surprised! 4mo
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This book was riveting. I read so little nonfiction so when I love something you know it‘s REALLY great. I laughed SO hard and also learned a ton. Maybe I‘m an expert on AI now! Jk :) But truthfully, if you‘ve ever wanted to understand AI better, Janelle Shane explains things in a way that is so approachable, providing concrete and hilarious examples. The thesis - that robots are not smart enough to take over the planet - is also quite reassuring.

BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLawrence thank you for lending me this! It was medicinal! 4mo
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Fourth #owlsreadingchallenge subject passed!!

HERBOLOGY:

🌟Herbology: a book with a plant on cover or title - Psalm for the Wild Built
🌟Pomona sprout: character with herb name - Good Company (Flora)
🌟Greenhouses: green cover - You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

MoonWitch94 Omg what a cool challenge!!! 4mo
BennettBookworm @MoonWitch94 Yes!! I think it‘s my favorite reading challenge! Super flexible and fun prompts 4mo
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The No-Show | Beth O'Leary
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Wow, I tore through this because I NEEDED to know what happened. I‘m glad I trusted Littens like @Julsmarshall who said to give it a chance even though I was furious still after 60%! O‘Leary is truly a genius storyteller and this book was worth every agonizing minute. At times it even veered into suspense novel territory - STRONG Liane Moriarty vibes, right??

Julsmarshall So glad you hung in there! I felt that same way you did-on all counts!! 4mo
marleed I agree - a masterclass in storytelling! 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence So glad Beth O‘Leary delivered again! I will definitely read this based on your endorsement! 4mo
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Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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Thank you so so much @mabell OMG this book is too beautiful!! And I‘m SOOO eager to try all of these amazing recipes with your loving notes!! Your “hosting gift” was beyond beyond thoughtful and I‘m so grateful!! So much fun reading and baking to look forward to!! #recipeswap

TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh that book looks so fun!!! 5mo
LeahBergen What a pretty book! 5mo
mabell I‘m so glad you had this book on your list - it looks very cool! I might have to get this one too 😄 I hope you enjoy the recipes! 5mo
BennettBookworm I certainly will!! @mabell (edited) 5mo
Ddzmini Great cover 🤗 5mo
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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@mabell Happy opening day!! #recipeswap I am so excited already for such beautiful wrapping paper!

mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Ddzmini Omg turtle cake … 🐢🥰 5mo
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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Finished my #lmpbc book, definitely late, so I apologize for that again! This will be in the mail Monday! This book was between a pick and so-so for me. Definitely enjoyed reading it and lots to think about with these characters‘ complicated relationships. Hope you enjoy it!

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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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Opening Day is approaching for #recipeswap! Sunday 5/15! Most of you have already posted to say you received your package OR to let your partner know when to expect the package if it will be arriving after this weekend. **If you haven‘t, now is the time!** Please save me the trouble of emailing to follow up with you after Sunday. Thanks, looking forward to it!!

TheBookHippie We‘re both all set ! 5mo
Sapphire I received mine! Can‘t wait for opening day! 5mo
Chrissyreadit All set! 5mo
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Aims42 Can‘t wait for Sunday! I had to hide my package in my closet so it would stop teasing me 😆 5mo
StaceGhost @Chrissyreadit and I are good! I‘m seriously having a hard time waiting— the box is so heavy! 5mo
Julsmarshall So excited!! 5mo
HeathHof @Maggie4483 and I are both all set! 5mo
Wonderwoman89 Mine were sent and marked as received and I got mine as well @ErinSueMreads @erank58 (edited) 5mo
Pigpen_Reads Received mine. Now I want chocolate cake 😋 5mo
DebinHawaii I received mine ages ago & according to USPS my partner received the box I sent last Saturday, but she‘s not at home so she‘s following up with her husband to make sure it arrived safely. I‘ll keep you posted. 🤞🏼🙏🏼 5mo
Gissy I received mine and my package should arrive today. I sent you the tracking number. I posted a message when I received my package. 5mo
shortsarahrose Still waiting for my package to come and posted the update on the postal situation for the one I sent earlier 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I am still waiting. @shortsarahrose My package to you is delayed. So sorry. It should arrive either Monday or Tuesday. 5mo
Meshell1313 @Gissy Yup! We are all set! Received and can‘t wait to open! 🥰👍🏻 5mo
vonnie862 @Bookwormjillk I got mine last week and it has been so hard not to open it yet! 5mo
erank58 Got my package from @ErinSueMreads 😊 can't wait for opening day!!!! 5mo
LeahBergen @Avanders and I are all set! 👏👏 5mo
CarolynM Tracking shows the parcel I sent was delivered on Thursday. I haven‘t received my parcel yet, but I didn‘t get to the Post Office yesterday. I will go on Monday morning (which will still be opening day in the US😀) 5mo
BookNAround I got mine from @DebinHawaii and she got hers from me. I‘ve let her know I‘ll be late opening and posting mine by 10 days or so since I won‘t be home until then though. 5mo
mabell I think we‘re ready! 😉😄 5mo
Amandajoy I totally forgot to post but I got mine from @BayouGirl85 in the mail this week! 5mo
Avanders @LeahBergen yes!! 💃🏽♥️😘 5mo
BayouGirl85 I received my and ready for opening tomorrow. 5mo
Ddzmini I received mine will post did @CarolynM receive her two packages? Let me know I‘ve been tracking them but it doesn‘t indicate anything 😨 5mo
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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Your #recipeswap package arrived today! @mabell Thank you, I‘m so excited!

mabell Yay! 👏 Only 8.5 more days! 😄 5mo
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@mabell great minds think alike! ☺️💌Your recipes for #recipeswap are on their way now!! And your book should be coming directly from the seller!

Friendly reminder to everyone participating in the swap to send out your book + recipes if you haven‘t already! I‘ve received lots of messages from people so I‘m really excited for opening day, fast approaching! Tagging you even if you already posted, but don‘t worry, I know you‘re on top of it! 🥰

Wonderwoman89 My partners box will be delivered on Saturday and Sunday from Amazon (edited) 5mo
TheBookHippie Mine is enroute 📬 I have tracking number if ya need it. 5mo
Sapphire Mine is on the way too! I hope the recipient has as much fun with it as I did putting it together! 5mo
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Bookwormjillk Mailed mine today, and received one yesterday. Can‘t wait for opening day! 5mo
LeahBergen I can hardly wait! 👏 5mo
Pigpen_Reads Mine will be out this Thursday with priority shipping! 5mo
DebinHawaii Mine are going out tomorrow priority. Planned to send them sooner but got the book in damaged & had to wait for a replacement. 😔 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘ve posted mine but the shipping hasn‘t updated since 28th April. 🤞🏼 it arrives on time! 5mo
shortsarahrose Mine will be sent by the end of the week 5mo
Ddzmini Can you resend my info for my swap didn‘t get it… don‘t know why ddzmini@me.com 5mo
Chrissyreadit Mine will be mailed Friday 5mo
BayouGirl85 Mine will be mailed by Friday. 5mo
BennettBookworm @Ddzmini your email has been resent- please respond so I know you received it, thanks! 5mo
mabell Yay! I think I received the book! I have a mystery box here from Word Up via bookshop.org. 😄 5mo
Magpiegem Mine will be mailed in the next couple of days 😊 and book going direct! Xx 5mo
BennettBookworm @mabell yay that‘s the one!! 5mo
BennettBookworm @Mynameisacolour @LapReader Just want to make sure you saw my emails and can confirm your swap info. Thanks! 5mo
HeathHof Got it, thank you! 5mo
Gissy I will send it priority mail 5mo
Ddzmini Sent out half today… my husband said to send out the rest so I‘ll do that tomorrow 🤗 should have sent it all in one package 🤦🏼‍♀️📖 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Sending out on Saturday. 5mo
Meshell1313 @Gissy Received your package. Can‘t wait for opening day! 🤗🤗 🥰🥰 5mo
StaceGhost I have mine from the illustrious @Chrissyreadit and she just received my package as well 🥳 5mo
Chrissyreadit 🌈💗🌈💗🌈so excited! 5mo
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Truly a spiritual experience reading this book. I got it from the library but will definitely be purchasing now because there were so many quotable nuggets of wisdom I want to revisit.
The world Chambers imagines for the future is one I really want to live in. Hopeful, clever, funny, cathartic, simultaneously so unique and so natural.
Highly recommend!!

For those who read it: Did you want it to be longer, or was it just the right length?

TheKidUpstairs I liked that it was novella length, but I'm also excited for another one! I guess I mean to say that it was the right length to tell this story, and I can't wait for more stories from this world. I've got the second book on pre-order! 5mo
BennettBookworm @TheKidUpstairs I agree! I wanted more, because I loved the characters and their world, but the story felt complete. So excited for book 2!! 5mo
Kayla.Adriena Omg I love Becky Chambers and I loved this book! I love everything she writes! I thought it was the perfect length 5mo
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BennettBookworm @Kayla.Adriena Yes!! I really want to read more of her books now so that‘s good to know! 5mo
Sapphire I want to be a tea monk. 5mo
BennettBookworm @Sapphire same here! 5mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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@shellleigh33 I forgot to post but my #LMPBC book is headed your way! I sent it Friday morning! Thanks for your patience and I‘m super excited to see what y‘all think of this story…

shellleigh33 It was waiting in the mail for me when I got back from the beach Wednesday. I haven‘t been able to put it down since I started it yesterday after I got off work. Thank goodness it is a holiday weekend so I was have been able to read all day today 😊😊 6mo
BennettBookworm Music to my ears! @shellleigh33 (edited) 6mo
kstadt929 I miss our postal book club crew 👋 just saying hello!! 5mo
BennettBookworm Yesss hello friend! @kstadt929 5mo
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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#RecipeSwap matches have been sent!!
Please check your email and confirm you received it by replying if you haven‘t done so already.
My mouth was watering just making the matches!
Super excited to see all the yummy results ❤️
Opening day is May 15!
P.S. Happy National Sourdough Day apparently!
Collage credit from the internet ;)

LeahBergen I‘m already pondering what recipe to send! 😆 6mo
Kayla.Adriena Good thing I saw this! Gmail sent your email to "promotions." Also p.s. to whoever got me as a match I did a terrible thing and went on a book buying binge , so disregard the books I listed , my Litsy tbr is updated! ? 6mo
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mabell Yay! Thank you so much! 😄 6mo
BennettBookworm @Kayla.Adriena lol! 6mo
BennettBookworm @mabell so excited! 😍 6mo
Sapphire Just finished packing mine out to mail! 5mo
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Meet Me in the Margins | Melissa Ferguson
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I LOVED this. Start to finish, didn‘t want to put it down. All the warm fuzzy feelings alongside substance and originality. Lovable and believable characters. I also think the author had such clever ways of breaking the fourth wall! It‘s something I‘ve seen other authors try but she actually succeeded 😍

robinb Just so perfect! 6mo
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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Final reminder! #RecipeSwap Signups close Friday :)

This is a low cost swap - 1 book 📖 plus 1 recipe 💌

https://forms.gle/VB7sf1oPqYS124xb6

(This image is from a website called noble pig so I can‘t take credit but gosh, it makes my mouth water!)

thegirlwiththelibrarybag This is such a fun idea - i‘m glad I saw this post while sign ups were still open! 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BennettBookworm, did my form come through? I don‘t think I got an email? (It was really late when I did it so reasonable chance I did it but forgot to submit 🤪) 6mo
BennettBookworm @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes that came through all right! 6mo
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This is the sweetest book! Teaches Marie Kondo‘s method of tidying while also tackling complex issues about friendship and how to accept help. Clearing physical space in our lives can help us make emotional space for the people we love most! 😭😍

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Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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#unpopularopinion I really was so disappointed by this.. and so surprised bc it even had an endorsement from Christina Lauren on the cover! I have read so many GREAT contemporary romances and this just didn‘t do it for me. Actively made me mad a lot of the time, in fact. I only finished it bc of a reading challenge.

FelinesAndFelonies 😂🤣😂 7mo
Aims42 I‘m sorry the book was a dud 😔 But…. I love the picture you shared, I literally laughed out loud 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 7mo
BennettBookworm Did anyone else feel like this couldn‘t have been written by a woman? The female protagonist is so clueless and insecure, and the sex scenes (while steamy, sure) sounded like porn for straight men. Also everything that was meant to be a surprise was so obvious from the beginning! Also don‘t make Title IX into a joke for the entirety of the book! I really found this so offensive, esp that it‘s being held up as a book for brainy women… 7mo
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BennettBookworm @Aims42 @FelinesAndFelonies lol I love this picture of Beaker! Thanks! 🤣 7mo
FelinesAndFelonies @Aims42 same. I couldn't not laugh at the picture. 7mo
Aims42 @FelinesAndFelonies LOL 😂 There‘s something about Beaker that is an instant laugh maker, it‘s the sheer look of shock and terror that just gets me 🤣 7mo
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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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#RecipeSwap

Wouldn‘t it be fun to share a favorite recipe with a Litten and receive a book with a beautiful recipe to accompany it?

This is a low cost swap - 1 book 📖 plus 1 recipe 💌

Signups still open a little longer! https://forms.gle/VB7sf1oPqYS124xb6

I‘m so excited about all the signups already ;)

TheBookHippie 👩🏻‍🍳♥️ 7mo
Avanders 🤭 I did it! ♥️ 7mo
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LeahBergen This is going to be fun! 👏 7mo
ErinSueMreads I'm so excited!!! 7mo
mabell Thanks for the reminder! I so want to do this one!! 7mo
Meshell1313 Yay! Can‘t wait to swap! 📖 7mo
emz711 I have a good book to send but you have to send a book someone wants? Is there a random choice? 7mo
BayouGirl85 I think I signed up. Can you check? 7mo
BennettBookworm @emz711 good question- there‘s no random choice, however there are people who said “open to anything” or “anything on my TBR” ..so if you do sign up I could match you with someone who said open to anything…as long as the recipe requests also matched! 7mo
Chrissyreadit Can you email me ASAP please? Chrissyreadit@gmail.com 7mo
DebinHawaii I just signed up. Thank you for hosting. 🤗 6mo
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I‘ve passed my third #owlsreadingchallenge subject!! These were some truly great picks.
The tagged book was less of a thrill for me than the first Finlay Donovan book, but still enjoyable.

ARITHMANCY:
🌟 Arithmancy: A book with a number on the cover - Long Way Down
🌟 Golden trio: A book in a series - Finlay Donovan Book 2
🌟 Mad Eye Moody: A book with multiple points of view - Children of Blood and Bone

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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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This book was nothing short of genius. Told like a long form poem, the story took me on a journey that had me crying, laughing out loud, and chilled to the core. Reynolds made me feel so much in so few words. The whole concept for the book - I can‘t give too much away! - felt so unique, while also making me think of other favorite books that ask the big questions. I‘ll be thinking about this for a long time. Thanks @LiteraryinLawrence !

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The Art of the Swap | Jen Malone, Kristine Asselin
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#RecipeSwap

Wouldn‘t it be fun to share a favorite recipe with a Litten and receive a book with a beautiful recipe to accompany it?

I don‘t know about you, but I LOVE writing and collecting recipes. Over the years I‘ve also been inspired by so many cool recipes people post on Litsy!

This is a low cost swap - 1 book plus 1 recipe 💌

Spread the word! https://forms.gle/VB7sf1oPqYS124xb6
More details in comments 👇🏻

BennettBookworm Signups close 3/25; Opening day 5/15 (World Baking Day!)
Open internationally. The more the merrier!
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BennettBookworm You have options to list any dietary restrictions and allergies, as well as what kind of recipe you‘d like to receive (i.e. dessert, main course) to guide your swap partner‘s choice of recipe to share, and I‘ll do my best to match people with similarities (i.e. vegan, gluten-free). This swap is for one book only, but you can also select an option for sharing more than one recipe! 7mo
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BennettBookworm Feel free to repost, use the hashtag and tag me :) Looking forward to sharing delicious recipes and spreading cheer together! 7mo
Meshell1313 Just signed up! Thanks for organizing! Sounds super fun! 7mo
CarolynM I've signed up🙂 Thanks for organising 7mo
StaceGhost This is such a great idea! Thanks for setting this up 🥰 7mo
Sapphire Looking forward to it! 7mo
BennettBookworm @Meshell @CarolynM @StaceGhost @Sapphire Thank you so much!! Yayyy I‘m so excited 🥰 7mo
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Survival of the Thickest | Michelle Buteau
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I‘ve passed my second #owlsreadingchallenge subject!! My goal is at least 3 prompts in 10 Hogwarts subjects and I‘m finding it super fun :)

ASTRONOMY:
🌟 Astronomy: Book involving outer space - Cloud Cuckoo Land
🌟Star struck: Book about a celeb - Michelle Buteau, Survival of the Thickest
🌟 Sirius Black: A character has a celestial name - Galileo‘s Daughter

LiteraryinLawrence This is such a cool challenge! 7mo
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Speechless.

I just...

No, still speechless!

This book has left me reeling. Earth-shattering perfection. Please please please read it, so we can talk about it!
The way these stories are all woven together through space and time, the enduring power of the story that unites them, and the way in which Doerr makes the reader a part of the journey...it‘s absolute magic!
😭😭😭I am in awe.

Kayla.Adriena I did love All the Light We Cannot See, this one sounded far out there for me! 8mo
BennettBookworm @Kayla.Adriena it is SO worth it! Genius writing and genius plot 8mo
CBee I LOVED this book so much. 8mo
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BennettBookworm @CBee Yayyyy!! ❤️🙏🏻 8mo
Cortg I loved this one & gave it a rare 5⭐️ rating. I have a co-worker who wasn‘t a big fan. We had a delightful discussion about what didn‘t do it for her and what I loved about the stories. ❤️ 8mo
BennettBookworm @Cortg Yay! I agree, I wanted something on Litsy more than “Pick!” 8mo
LaraReads @BennettBookworm I started following someone new on YouTube specifically because I loved his review of this! https://youtu.be/O6pfvXvAPa4 I‘m a big fan of his reviews now on there & goodreads! 8mo
BennettBookworm @LaraReads woah thanks I totally have to check that out! 8mo
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The Kindest Lie: A Novel | Nancy Johnson
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Hi #lmpbc Group K! These are four books I‘ve had on my list for a while now...Would love to hear your preferences :) Can also suggest others!
@Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 @LiteraryinLawrence

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LiteraryinLawrence Interesting choices! I‘d vote for Behold the Dreamers or Kindest Lie but I‘m curious to hear what the others think. 8mo
Kayla.Adriena I haven't read any of these, I'll read the descriptions when I can't, my vote is against anything with creepy kids 😅 8mo
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Kayla.Adriena I vote for Behold the Dreamers, any of them seem fine 8mo
shellleigh33 I vote for Behold the Dreamers also 8mo
BennettBookworm @LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 Great we will be reading Behold the Dreamers for my pick! 8mo
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My first #owlsreadingchallenge subject is complete!! My 2022 goal is to get a passing grade (3 books) in at least 10 Hogwarts subjects. It‘s fun to pair books with the clever prompts! See comments for the link ;)

DIVINATION:
🌟 Trelawney: Contains Prophecy - Key of Rain
🌟Unfogging the future: Mystery or thriller - Finlay Donovan bk 1
🌟 The grim: Contains a death - Under the whispering door

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This series is so dear to me because one of the authors, Rabbi Mike Feuer, is a beloved teacher of mine. This is book 2 in the series (check out book 1 in the comments!) and continues the riveting story of the Age of Prophets. Mason and Feuer brilliantly bring the world of the Bible to life, making something so ancient feel so vivid and tangible. The emotions of the characters are so visceral because the writing is so strong. I had chills!

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First path complete through the #promptmaze by @TheAromaofBooks !
Nonfiction >> Multiple POV >> Title Starts with a Vowel!
Such a fun idea and now I‘m excited to go back to the start and go a different route. Thank you for creating this!!

TheAromaofBooks Nice!! I am having so much fun with this, even though I have been stranded for a minute haha Need to pick up a book with some red on the cover somewhere!! I think I will try to make a new maze for April - I'm going to try to shuffle it up, find new prompts, etc. quarterly, I think. 8mo
BennettBookworm @TheAromaofBooks Count me in!! :) 8mo
claudiuo I love the #PromptMaze! Same as you I finished it in 3 reads: Nonfiction > Written in First Person > Children's book and started it again on another path 😁 8mo
BennettBookworm @claudiuo I can tell this next path is going to take me much longer! 😅 8mo
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