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BookNerdBritt

BookNerdBritt

Joined April 2016

YA err'day. Ravenclaw always.
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The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
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Wonder by R. J. Palacio
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Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
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The Memory Book | Lara Avery
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Contemporary's not my go-to, and I probably wouldn't have even looked twice at this book had it not been a @ForeverYoungAdult book club pick. An ambitious high schooler with big plans for her future finds out she has a rare disease that will eventually cause her to lose her memory, so she writes about her life for her future self to read. It's a bit predictable and tropey, but the main character's voice is so refreshing that I didn't mind.

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I started off 2017 excited about all the books & reading challenges & being active on Litsy, & then life happened. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, my grandmother died, I am no longer speaking to my dad after discovering he has a son that he's never met or supported in any way & was never planning to tell me about, & this school year has nearly caused me to throw the 8 years I've been on this teaching career path out the window.

britt_brooke 💔 hugs! 2y
BookNerdBritt I retreated from friends, family, social media and stopped caring about much of anything, but I knew it was bad when even reading no longer brought me enjoyment. So I'm hoping to spend this summer healing and emerging from my hole a tiny bit at a time. 2y
TheKidUpstairs I am so sorry for your losses, and for such a hard start. I hope that you have a good support system and that things get brighter from here. And you can always vent here! Littens are good listeners and supporters! Sending you hugs! 2y
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mjdowens My daughter has generalized anxiety disorder also. She calls and I let her just get it all out without saying anything. Then I tell her to list everything on her mind and then mark only the ones that she can actually do something about right now. Don't let too many thing overwhelm you at once. Work on the things that you can control right now. 2y
TrishB I hope you manage to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Sending hugs ❤ 2y
mjdowens Take some time if you can to reflect on your stresses and loss. So sorry you are having to deal with all of this. You need some time to grieve also. Please take care and keep reaching out to your Litsy family. We will always at least listen😌 2y
Bibliogeekery Sending care and support for this difficult time ❤️ 2y
AThousandLives87 Litsy love, care and support sweety. You need it. If there's anything I can do let me know! I do mean that!!! 2y
teebe Reading and managing anxiety at the same time sucks. There's some months I can manage 10+ books and some months where I don't read at all. My advice-- trying switching to shorter books (poetry, graphic novels). It takes less commitment. Or start many novels but drop them (temporarily) if you're not enjoying them. Sometimes I have to force myself to read at least 2 chapters of dozens of books until I find one that's intriguing enough for me. 2y
Sharanya Sending you lots of hugs ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
MarriedtoMrT Healing and supportive thoughts to you! Take care of yourself! ❤️ 2y
Jas16 I am so sorry that you have been dealing with so much. I have missed seeing you on Litsy and am sending you lots of love. 2y
josie281 Take care of yourself. Litsy love your way! ❤️ 2y
Louise Sending you warm wishes of peace. GAD is not a life sentence. You will find ways to help and comfort yourself when the anxiety is high; and over time, this foundation of self care can help to decrease the anxiety. A small dose of medication can work wonders too. ❤️ (edited) 2y
coffeenebula Sending love and support. Maybe you're already doing it, but counseling can help. Recovery is possible! 2y
Libby1 💜🌻💜 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage You aren't alone. We are here with and when you need a getaway. ❤️❤️ 2y
JacqMac Be nice to yourself. ❤️(((hugs))) 2y
Yellowpigeon Sending love and healing vibes. Getting my anxiety treated has been such a game changer. Give yourself time to find what works💗 2y
megt Sending hugs and good thoughts your way. 💕 2y
diovival Sending lots of Litsy love your way. 💜💛💚💙 2y
Smangela I am hoping things turn around for you and you find some peace! 2y
Libby1 💜 2y
Yellowpigeon I'm glad to hear you are feeling better😍❤️💛 2y
Louise Glad to hear things are looking up again! Courage and light to you! ✨ 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for updating us. Glad to hear things are feeling better. 💕 2y
Bibliogeekery 💓💓💓 2y
josie281 @BookNerdBritt I just got back on meds last month. No shame at all in that. And I love Jenny Lawson. 2y
britt_brooke So good to hear! 💚💚💚 2y
JacqMac Good news! I'm glad things are looking better. 💕 2y
TrishB Good to hear 💟 2y
KerryLibME Sending you support ❤️ I too have anxiety & have found Jenny‘s books to be so healing. 2y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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THIS BOOK 😍. Garber has created a lush, magical, dangerously seductive world packed with twists & turns & full of dark, mysterious characters. 📚 > 🎥, but I can already imagine how visually stunning this will be on screen. I love an unreliable narrator, & in this case the setting itself fulfilled that role. At Caraval, secrets are currency, time doesn't play by the rules, & lines—between illusion & reality, trust & deceit—are constantly blurred.

Cinfhen Love your review ❤️ 3y
BookNerdBritt @Cinfhen Thank you! ☺️ 3y
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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bliss.

candyflossramparts What a view! 😍 3y
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Black Dog | Stephen Booth
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Dishin' out side-eye like nobody's business.

drokka 🤣 3y
candyflossramparts Ha! That's some next-level side eye. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Oh my, what a sweetheart. 😍 3y
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Mariposa_Bookworm 😂👍🏾 3y
queerbookreader She's lookin at me 👀 thank you for tagging me!! 3y
BookNerdBritt @lemonlime799 You're welcome! Seeing everyone's furry friends brightened up so many of our days. 💕 3y
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Clay gets a mysterious package: cassettes recorded by his crush Hannah, who had just killed herself. The tapes detail how she got to that point & are to be mailed to each person who played a role in her downward spiral. You know it ends with her suicide, yet as you're listening to the tapes you can't help desperately hoping someone sees what she's going through & pulls her back from the edge. Dual narration = excellent choice for the audiobook.

[DELETED] 206653737 Sounds interesting, will have to check it out. 3y
BookNerdBritt @bookish22 It's going to be a Netflix show next month as well. 3y
Reviewsbylola Great book! 3y
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jessdean Good to know the audio is good:) I have this on my kindle plus audio. I'll have to read this one soon:) 3y
Smangela Amazing book, I agree 3y
KirstieE I felt the book was okay , really interesting concept though , but I am excited for the show and how they put it together 😊 3y
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Ghostgirl | Tonya Hurley
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Finally got a chance to open my #CupidGoesPostal package. Thank you SO much, @melissanorr ! The books look interesting, and I love the bookmark - plus, I was actually thinking of buying a tarot deck, so that was an awesome surprise!! 😍

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This book is a hoot & a half! I genuinely guffawed while reading, thanks to witty banter, snappy one-liners, the occasional sly pop culture reference, & some well-placed interjections from the narrators. Plus: romance, magic, & kickass women! I know zilch about the Tudors, so I don't know how history buffs will feel about the authors' liberal changes, but it's so tongue-in-cheek that I can't imagine anyone getting offended. #fyabookclub #febfyabc

Cinfhen Great review, I'm intrigued 💖 3y
jessdean Sounds fun!☺️ 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 I loved this one so much. 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Did you hear that, Patrick Ness? DID YOU???

skullsinthesea I totally thought of you when i read that line! 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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#LitsyPartyofOne provisions: tasty banh mi, comfy PJs, trusty companion Soto, and—of course—a good book!

BookishFeminist Yummy! Love banh mi. I've heard great things about this book too! 3y
NovelGirl82 You look super comfy!! I'm now reading in the dark with my book light, since the hubby has to get up at 4:45 to get ready for work & I don't want to go back out to the living room. Too much trouble! 3y
Laalaleighh I looooved this book! 3y
candyflossramparts I've heard great things about that book. *sigh* One more for the TBR stack! 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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TFW I have to close my book and face the real world. 😞

Source: Stack of Books / The Prodigal Thought

BookFreakOut Agreed, and sometimes you have to let your mind sit and mull one over before you can start a new one. 3y
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Rereading these books fills my heart with so much joy (except when I nearly jumped out of my skin during the Aragog encounter, which is illustrated in TERRIFYING detail). I've read them all a million times, and this time around even caught a bit of foreshadowing for Deathly Hallows I hadn't noticed before. Now on to Prisoner of Azkaban, my absolute favorite of the series. I'm especially excited for that eventual illustrated edition! #hpchapteraday

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Gayan This is great news! 3y
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Passenger | Alexandra Bracken
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A 21st century white girl & a freed slave from the 18th century team up to find a powerful, time-altering artifact before it falls into the wrong hands. Their search takes them through different eras & countries, and in each one she has to recognize & confront an unexplored aspect of her ignorance & privilege. I NEVER see this in time travel stories—not even in Doctor Who. Kudos to the author for tackling an uncomfortable truth & doing it so well.

BookNerdBritt Thanks for the awesome book #SecretSantaGoesPostal buddy @Downtonabbeyroad394 😊 3y
GypsyKat This one has been on my TBR list on Goodreads for a while now. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy one of these days! 👍🏼 3y
Loretta Never even heard of this one before. That's why Litsy is so great. Thanks for bringing to my attention! 3y
TrishB Sounds fab! 3y
MarriedtoMrT I haven't read this book but I have seen a lot of different reviews for it and none of them touched on the confrontation of privilege aspect. Thank you! 3y
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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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This is an incredible story of the courage and sacrifice of a few that grew into a movement. I had no idea of all the role play training that went into sit-ins and other nonviolent forms of protest. Friends had to practice hurling nasty slurs at each other, harassing each other, and doing their best to provoke and tear each other down—maintaining absolute calm & composure when they were on the receiving end—in order to prepare for the real thing.

BookNerdBritt 4 stars instead of 5 because there are some background conversations where the tiny, tiny print is just legible enough to tell that they're actual words and not just scribbles, but not legible enough to read what it's actually saying! Grr!!! Graphic novel woes 😫 (edited) 3y
RealLifeReading Ugh I hate when that happens. I was just reading a comic the other day that opens with this cursive font and I stared at quite a few words trying to guess what they were and gave up. Luckily that was just the first few pages and the rest were regular lettering. 3y
BookNerdBritt @RealLifeReading Right! My eyesight is bad enough as it is haha 🤓 3y
Lindy There are 16 people ahead of me on the request list at the library (and only 4 copies). I'm going to have to buy this because it doesn't look like my hold will come in time for book club next month. Can't say I object to spending money on important books like this. 3y
moranadatter @BookNerdBritt I struggled with that too. They mostly did it for background conversations, but I wanted to know what they were saying. 3y
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Something Queer at the Library | Mordicai Gerstein, Elizabeth Levy
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What I'm sending for #QGP1: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, owl journal with intro and what to write (name & Litsy handle, rating, favorite quote, and thoughts about a certain polarizing scene), and take-one-and-pass-it-on magnetic bookmarks. Hope the group likes it!

Bibliogeekery Amazing! 😍 3y
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Something Queer at the Library | Mordicai Gerstein, Elizabeth Levy
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LiteraryinLititz So exciting!!! Thanks!! 3y
Bibliogeekery Yay!!! 3y
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When I first heard about this book, I knew I wanted it in audio. I enjoy memoirs in audio format anyway—there's just something about hearing a person tell their own story in their own voice—but as an avid Night Vale fan, I already loved Mara's voice. Her stories of childhood acting, her mother's death, her mental health struggles, bombing on stage at a comedy show, & navigating friendships & relationships are honest, awkward, funny, & poignant.

BookNerdBritt P.S. In case anyone was wondering, I use the singular "their" on purpose. ?️‍? 3y
Lindy The more we use singular "their" the more comfortable we will all be in using and hearing it. ? 3y
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January stats. I rarely hit double digits, so this was a great reading month for me thanks to #24in48!

BookFreakOut Your infographic is so pretty and colorful! 3y
Lola I just love your bookish records. Absolutely gorgeous ❤ 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookFreakOut @Lola Thank you! ☺️ 3y
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This was so much fun to read aloud to my 3rd graders after just having finished Where the Mountain Meets the Moon! They loved that book and were just as enchanted by this one with its stories-within-the-story format and heartfelt lessons of forgiveness and learning to let go. The 2 books are connected—great opportunity to practice compare and contrast and making inferences. Kiddos and I are excited to start book 3, When the Sea Turned to Silver!

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Nice Shot, Cupid! | Kate McMullan
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#CupidGoesPostal #ValentinesBookExchange package arrived today 😍

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Gissy 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏 3y
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I am in love with this shirt / it's been so hard to resist petting myself all day

candyflossramparts 😍😍😍 3y
BookishFeminist I love it too! I don't blame you! Where'd you get it? 3y
stacybmartin This shirt is amazing! 💜it!! 😍😍😍 3y
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DiruVamp 😍🤓💜 3y
Loretta WHERE FROM?????? *tries to calm down* ❤️🤓 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookishFeminist @Loretta My husband got me a Wizarding World Crate (Loot Crate's Harry Potter subscription box) for Christmas and the shirt was one of the items! 😍 3y
Gissy Yes! It is pretty! 👍 3y
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24 Hour Party People | Tony Wilson
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#24in48 complete! 🎉🎉🎉 2 started, 2 finished, 6 read start to finish, and a 172-page dent made in A Storm of Swords. I just read for 24 hours, and all I want to do is start a new book to celebrate 😂

RealLifeReading 👏 awesome!! 3y
Lola I absolutely love the records you kept for this! Congrats!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 (edited) 3y
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Daisey Congratulations, and great record keeping! 🎉 3y
KirstieE You did so well good job ! 😁 3y
Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🎉🎉💕✨😊📚🍾 3y
megt Awesome! Congrats! 3y
Soubhiville Yay! Nice! 3y
Simona Congrats 🎉🎈🎊🍾 3y
TrishB Well done 😀🎉 3y
Varshitha Oh wow, that looks amazing .. I love the clock pics you have used to track your time .. 3y
Sharanya Ahhh I totally need to make a spread like this in my journal next time! 3y
theshrinkette I love your tracking spread! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great reading! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉 Love this log! 3y
bookishchelle I love your spread 📚❤️ Bujo & reading go so well together. 3y
candyflossramparts This is gorgeous! 😍 3y
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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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Final book of #24in48. Contemporary is not my go-to genre. Sometimes it's just too real for me, & this was one of those times. The description of Jessie's high school & everyone in it made my skin crawl, because it is exactly like mine, down to the tiniest detail. It made for an uncomfortable reading experience. Otherwise, it's a cute if not terribly original story—sort of a straight version of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. T for #LitsyAtoZ.

BookHoarder32 High school.. *shudders* 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookHoarder32 Haha. I read mostly YA, so lots of books that take place in high school... but this one was just too 😳😳😳 3y
BookHoarder32 @BookNerdBritt Ha. Did you have any mean girls in high school? Have you read Suffer Love yet? 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookHoarder32 Definitely had mean girls, haven't read that one! 3y
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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7th book, 2nd audiobook of #24in48. As celebrity memoirs go, there's nothing particularly unique about Anna's, but it was a fun listen. I laughed at her sense of humor, cheered at her determination that women should not be made to feel ashamed of their sexuality, and could relate to her struggles with anxiety.

Soubhiville Yay! I love her. 3y
GypsyKat This is on my TBR list! 👍🏼 3y
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Sex Criminals Vol. 1 | Matt Fraction
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6th book/1st graphic novel of #24in48. Two people who can stop time with their orgasms find each other and team up to have sex and rob banks. It's as creative and outrageous as it sounds, exploring themes like loneliness, whether the end justifies the means, and (obviously) sexuality. I probably ruined my eyesight a little trying to read the tiny text of the many jokes and gems hidden in the background art, but it was worth it. One qualm: 👇🏾

BookNerdBritt I did not like that this book perpetuates the double standard that a straight girl can fool around with a girl and she's just "experimenting" but a straight guy fools around with a guy and HOLY SHIT IT'S SUCH A BIG DEAL. ? 3y
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Kill the Boy Band | Goldy Moldavsky
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17.5 hours in to #24in48, 5th book completed! The title is pretty self-explanatory: a group of fangirls kidnap a member of the boy band they're obsessed with, and things quickly spiral out of hand while they argue over what to do with him (e.g. let him go vs. take lots of selfies vs. blackmail him for concert tickets). Equal parts ridiculous and thought provoking, this book explores fandom culture and all its implications. K for #LitsyAtoZ.

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Calling it a night at 14 hours! 😴 #24in48

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12 hours in to #24in48, books 3 & 4 complete. John Green's post-apocalyptic novellas about corn-hoarding zombies are entertaining, dark, & philosophical in that John Green way. The sequel (no entry on Litsy) suffered from some inconsistencies & lack of a satisfying ending. This is my Z for #LitsyAtoZ, & I'm also going to use it for my belated #readjanuary day 20 #thiscovermakesnosense as there are no unicorns in these books. @RealLifeReading

MaleficentBookDragon I think I've found my Z. 3y
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9 hours in to #24in48, second book completed. This was my zillionth reread of Sorcerer's Stone, but my first full read-through of the illustrated edition. The illustrated edition worked out nicely for @hpchapteraday - I found myself reading a little more slowly to savor the gorgeous art, so limiting myself to only one chapter at a time wasn't as agonizing as expected.

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Just hit the 6-hour mark in #24in48. Time for lunch! Did anyone else not plan a TBR ahead of time? I'm penciling in my books on the right-hand page as I read them — I'll figure out how to organize them into something pretty at the end.

moranadatter I love how you laid out your reading record. 3y
mjdowens I did not plan. Just went to my pile and picked one. They all need to read some time😂 3y
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[DELETED] 1409720085 I'm just reading whatever strikes my fancy in the moment. No plan. 3y
BeckyD I love how you're keeping track. 3y
Lola What a beautiful reading log! I didn't plan either-I'm too much of a mood reader to plan ahead. 3y
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Leah starts this book by revealing that her relationship with her husband began when he was married to another woman, that her father did time for selling drugs, & that her mother was "a self-admitted slut in her younger days." Why? So the "church" of Scientology can't use it against her or her family for coming forward with this book. She's incredibly brave & adept at explaining both why Scientology appeals to so many & why it is so fucked up.

BookNerdBritt First book completed for #24in48. Audiobooks are going to be a lifesaver for this challenge! Whenever I need to take a break to eat, check Litsy, etc, I can put on an audiobook without losing reading time. 🎧 3y
saguarosally @BookNerdBritt That's what I'm trying. I hope the audiobooks save my eyes too. 3y
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Paper Valentine | Brenna Yovanoff
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3.5 hours into my first #24in48 readathon! My only outings today will be therapy, getting bagels for me and the husband, and the post office to send off my #CupidGoesPostal #ValentinesBookExchange gifts, then it's back to reading!

Gissy Pretty! 👏👏👏👍 3y
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BookishFeminist Best endpapers! 3y
stacybmartin That's great!! 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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Belated day 18: #royals. I have a soft spot for evil villain backstories, and nobody does it like Marissa Meyer! This is a Queen of Hearts origin story that begins when she was just Catherine. Before she was lopping off heads, she was a girl destined to marry the king but with her own dreams of an illicit romance with the court joker and running a bakery with her best friend. Excellently crafted characters, action, humor, and heartbreak.

BookFreakOut I really enjoyed this one too! I especially appreciated how the romance had a lot of build-up with her questioning things rather than instalove. 3y
NovelGirl82 This one is in consideration for my @24in48 stack. Would it be a good readathon book? Does it read quickly enough? 3y
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BookNerdBritt @NovelGirl82 I thought so! It's longer than average (450 pages) but I couldn't put it down. I read 90% of it yesterday on my sick day. 3y
NovelGirl82 Excellent! It may or may not make it in to the readathon, but it will definitely be read while I'm on surgery leave over the next few weeks! 3y
KirstieE So glad you enjoyed it ! 😁 3y
BookNerdBritt @NovelGirl82 Yay! Can't wait to hear what you think! 3y
BookNerdBritt @KirstieE I couldn't put it down! 3y
GypsyKat I just got this for Christmas, I'm looking forward to reading it! 3y
BookNerdBritt @GypsyKat Awesome! Enjoy! 3y
BookNerdBritt #ERMadLibs 7 - adjective 3y
Gissy I'm planning to read it this month 😍 3y
BookNerdBritt @Gissy Yay!!! Have you read The Lunar Chronicles also? 3y
Gissy Nope, you mean Fairest book? Because I just added it also in my wish list 😱because I saw it in one of the reviews and also in one of the YouTubers I follow. 3y
BookNerdBritt @Gissy Fairest is the 4th book in the Lunar Chronicles series. The order is Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter, Stars Above, and Wires & Nerve. I've read all but the last one and they're so good!!! (edited) 3y
Gissy Ok thanks! 3y
Gissy Yep, I just checked, there is a box with the first five hardcover (I love hardcovers) and then there are the two other books! Done! They are in the wish list ready to be order in my next purchase! 3y
BookNerdBritt @Gissy 📚🎉 3y
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Heartless | Marissa Meyer
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sick day 😷 - spending it in bed with chocolate, a book, and A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Mimi28 Hope you feel better! ❤ 3y
Cinfhen Feel better 💕 3y
Jas16 Get well soon! 3y
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stacybmartin Feel better soon - chocolate makes everything better! 💜💜💜 3y
Kalalalatja Hope you feel better soon! 3y
moranadatter Feel better soon! 💗 3y
BeckyD Hope you feel better soon. 3y
BookishFeminist Oh no, feel better! 3y
jessdean Hope you feel better quick!😊 3y
NovelGirl82 Oh! Feel better!! 3y
KirstieE Get better ! And enjoy heartless ! 😊 3y
LorriMcMahonCastro I watched one episode and loved it, can't wait to watch more! Hope you're feeling better soon! 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Alex, a bruja who just wants to be "normal," goes on a quest to save her family after accidentally banishing them to a strange land in an attempt to get rid of her magic. This was an interesting, Alice-in-Wonderland-esque take on witchcraft & Latin American mythology that had a fascinating world but suffered from tropes, lack of character development (beyond their diversity, which was great), & characters' making frustratingly bad decisions.

mjdowens I got almost half way and just could not keep interest in it. 3y
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Labyrinth Lost | Zoraida Cordova
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Foxyfictionista Ahahahahaha! OMG... Can you fit an e in there? 3y
BookishFeminist 😭😭😭 3y
NovelGirl82 Ugh! 3y
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Moray_Reads 🙈👎 3y
bates_barb Yeah, that was the second copy editiing error that jumped out at me in the first 30 pages. Does the editing get better from there, or should I just give up now? 3y
BookNerdBritt @bates_barb Hmm... I can't remember! That one was probably the worst, though. 3y
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Day 17: #recommendedby my mom. She thought this book was hysterical. On the to-read list it goes! @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

RaimeyGallant Loved! 2y
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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Martin Luther King, III
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Day 16: #inspiredbymartinlutherkingjr. Last Friday, I showed my 3rd grade class this video, The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kid President: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4xXZhXTFWnE In it, Kid President talks about meeting Dr. King's son and pledges to #bookitforward by sending 30 copies of Martin Luther King III's book to a school in his town. @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

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The Thousandth Floor | Katharine McGee
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In the year 2118, all of Manhattan is enclosed inside a 1000-floor tower, the floor you live on designating your wealth & social status. Interesting premise, flat execution. The way the tower was 1st described made it sound like an apartment building, & it was difficult to wrap my mind around roads, schools, parks, etc. inside. I enjoyed the PLL-style drama, but it would have been better had that same time & effort been put into world-building.

Sharanya Interesting! I also gave it a so-so, but that's because I thought the world building was 👍🏾 and the characters/plot was eh. I think I'll have to give the next one a shot to see if it's worth it. 3y
BookNerdBritt @Sharanya I had a hard time caring about the characters at first, but I like the way their lives and secrets were intertwined. I just wanted at least an explanation of why the tower exists in the first place. They can leave to go to other boroughs and cities and be outside, so it's not like air quality/global warming has forced all of humanity indoors. So why stick Manhattan in a skyscraper? I'm intrigued enough to check out the sequel, though! (edited) 3y
Sharanya @BookNerdBritt ohhhh yeah that's fair. For me it was the multiple-points-of-view thing. Few authors can do a revolving door with 5+ characters and have me care about all of them. Usually, like with this one, I had my faves (Rylin!! Leda!!), and that means I'm eagerly waiting to get back to their chapters all the time. Still, I enjoyed the whole thing quite a bit! 3y
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Gissy For me it describes a decadence of human relations. It was terrible in this sense! 3y
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Day 14: #fortheloveoffonts. I know everyone raves about the audiobook versions of Illuminae and Gemina, but the unique visual format contributes so much to the reading experience. @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

[DELETED] 1409720085 I love both. ♥️ It is well done all around. 3y
BookNerdBritt @emilydecato If I ever do a reread, I'll go for the audiobooks this time! (edited) 3y
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Outrun the Moon | Stacey Lee
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Suet624 I love your city. 3y
BookNerdBritt @Suet624 Me too! 😁 3y
Gissy Is sweet venom good? 3y
BookNerdBritt @Gissy I really liked it! Eventually I will get around to reading the rest of the trilogy! 3y
Gissy I love the cover! I read the synopsis and it seems interesting! I will try it 😊 3y
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Stargirl | Jerry Spinelli
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As a huge TGIT fan, I was really excited to read this book. I'm glad I went for the audio, because not only is she a great writer, she's also a captivating storyteller. As a huge introvert, there was so much of this book I could relate to. I couldn't help but admire her resolve to face her fears as she put herself out there again & again, & I found myself cheering her on this uplifting & inspiring journey from dark & twisty to standing in the sun.

BookishFeminist I loved this book so much!! I can't wait for HTGAWM to come back either. 👀 3y
LauraBeth Great review! 3y
christineandbooks Looking forward to reading this in 2017! Might have to try it on audio... 3y
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CouronneDhiver Definitely encourage you to choose the audio over the book... it was really good! 3y
BookNerdBritt @BookishFeminist YES! Omg, that under-the-sheet reveal!!! 😭 (edited) 3y
BookNerdBritt @LauraBeth Thanks! 😃 3y
BookNerdBritt @christineandbooks @CouronneDhiver Audio is the way to go for this one! She's a great narrator and it was really cool to hear the actual clips from speeches she's given. (edited) 3y
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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Day 11: #DNF. I don't DNF books very often, because I hate not knowing things (even the ending to a crappy book), but I did DNF this series. I enjoyed the first one, but the second one was a struggle. I didn't want to stick around to confirm the pattern, and from what I hear, I made the right call. 🙃 @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

BookBabe Sadly, I felt that way about the trilogy of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children. I did make myself finish all 3, though. 3y
Elisa I felt the same way you did about #1 and #2 so I never even got to #3 😕 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 I didn't like Scorch Trails (boring) but Death Cure was a little better, not great mind you but ok. 3y
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[DELETED] 3517561138 You made the right call. These stink. I hated them. But I did finish because like you I HAVE to know what happens! Then when I finished I was so mad I'd wasted my time! 3y
BookNerdBritt @Prairiehomelibrarian I satisfied my "must know how it ends!" by looking up spoilers on Wikipedia ? 3y
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[DELETED] 1409720085 Yeah...me too... 3y
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Day 10: #bookseveryonebutyouhasread. I KNOWWW 🤦🏾‍♀️ But hey, that's what @SerialReader is for, right? @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

jessdean Haha, yeah, perfect for serial reader:) go for it! Such a great book💜 3y
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Heavy Equipment | Erik A. Bruun, Buzzy Keith
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Belated day 9: #readingequipment. Kindle disguised as composition book, knee pillow because I'm old AF, trusty companion Soto because I'm also a child, bendy booklight, and the bullet journal I started on a whim over the weekend that is dedicated solely to books. 📚💕 @RealLifeReading #readjanuary

BookBabe 😍 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 "Because I'm old AF" ??? 3y
BookNerdBritt @emilydecato Hahah I'm 29 but I have chronic back pain that makes me feel 92 😫 (edited) 3y
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The Serpent King | Jeff Zentner
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A few months ago, I saw a Twitter thread in which Zentner & his followers (including Rainbow Rowell 💔) ridiculed a 1-star reviewer by dredging up her Amazon history. It was mean, immature, misogynistic, & would have caused me to not read the book had I not already possessed a (signed) copy. Knowing that, I'm almost mad that this book was so fucking excellent. It's harder to reconcile that he's actually talented & also an asshole on the Internet.

NovelGirl82 I must have missed that! 3y
BookNerdBritt @NovelGirl82 Yeah, it got deleted by the next day with no apology or mention of it afterward 😒 3y
Susannah What a disappointment! Thank you for posting about his behavior. It'll make me think twice about reading his books.... Did you mean that Rainbow Rowell was part of the 1-star reviewer pile-on? If so, that may be even more disappointing than Zentner's behavior. 😔 3y
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teebe I have this book too and still haven't read it. Now that I know about this I feel way less inclined to read it. It always sucks to learn of a writer's shitty behaviour. Also not surprised by Rainbow Rowell's involvement, her books at problematic at their best so bad real-life behaviour doesn't surprise me as much. (edited) 3y
Notafraidofwords I was totally unaware of this. 3y
BookNerdBritt @Susannah @teebe Yeah, she started off telling him to just ignore it but ended up joining in. 3y
BookNerdBritt @Notafraidofwords I happened to see it right when it was posted, but it got deleted pretty soon afterward. 3y
BookNerdBritt @NovelGirl82 @Susannah @teebe @Notafraidofwords He started off making fun of her for having bought a cloak and given it a higher review than she had his book, and then he and his followers started piling on with Lord of the Rings jokes and memes. It's especially shitty after reading what an amazing character Travis is in this book. Then they started going through her review history and made fun of her for buying and reviewing menstrual products. 3y
Elisa 😧 that's horrible behavior! What in the world must possess someone to turn into such a bully? On the web? I haven't read his book, and I don't believe I plan on reading it now 😕 3y
BookNerdBritt @Elisa Right? How dare she not like his book but like other things! 🙄 3y
NovelGirl82 That's horrible! I was planning on reading and reviewing this book for my blog soon, but I really hate to give any sort of positive attention to someone who acts that way, and if it's a good book I'd have to be honest about that in the review. There are enough great books out there that I can skip this one. 3y
[DELETED] 1409720085 Yuck 🤢. I hate that kind of behavior. And I really didn't like his book. If I had know this before I definitely would have passed it up. 3y
mandyannecurtis Boooooo. I've never seen him be anything other than gracious. 😔 3y
BookNerdBritt @mandyannecurtis yeah, I met him in person at a book signing and he seemed super nice. 😕 3y
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