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Bookish_Gal

Bookish_Gal

Joined August 2019

AVID READER. Science fiction and fantasy adventure obsession with a dash of Poetry. Always reading something. Ravenclaw. Toddler teacher
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Suit about to implode? Oxygen levels down? Killer squid coming to get you? Not a problem - just mind control it to get you to safety.

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I love Princess/General Leía. I love Carrie Fisher. (Miss her so much) This be more Star Wars book contributes to creating a community work /rebel/ force of good. Lead by example, and ask for help when needed. Purge outdated ideas, and suggest solutions. Even if it means getting out to push the Falcon or yelling some scruffy nerf-herders what to do

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Interesting take here from Ninth Sister. Although it really shows a new light on how Darth Vader goes about everything. He wants out. I guess all that hate and pain really tears you down.

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Anakin, the Jedi knight, is still in there somewhere!! Love how they showcase his meditation. He does not like where he is, and he knows he cannot just get out of it. Poor boy.

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Star Wars Be More Yoda | Christian Blauvelt
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If you‘re feeling down by responsibilities it can be hard to find balance. Try adding some fun your day: fire up that online video that makes you laugh, teach a youngling something new, or take a ride in a trainees backpack. When you‘re a kid, playing isn‘t just fun, it helps you learn new things, develop new skills, and get active. Jedi can have fun too – just try to resist bopping a droid on the head when he tries to get his lamp back from you.

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Star Wars Be More Yoda | Christian Blauvelt
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Loved the Dark Side version, so went to find the opposite. Liked the focus on Yoda - instead of the light side much more fitting. This one focuses upon mindfulness and creating a better you. With the stress in life, this was really nice to just skim through (cause it‘s really quite a smaller sized book) many people overlook how importan failure really is.

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Star Wars Be More Vader | Christian Blauvelt
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Actually a very good book to follow in. The dark side is more then just the dark side (without the cookies). This book explains rising through the ranks, essentially. Like, controlling the conversation, lead by example, watch your back, refine negotiation skills.... anything to help you clime the cooperative ladder. I would have loved it better if it focused on the real origin Star Wars trilogy, personally.

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Volume 2! Don‘t know who‘s more dramatic - Vader saying it‘s only an arm - knowing what he‘s been through - or this inquisitor refusing to get up and finish the fight.

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These panels hurt. This is not okay. Brainwashing Asami, Bolin and Mako - all together - was an interesting plot go to. I was actually expecting only one or two. This‘ll really put Korra to work with Kuvira. Let‘s see how it ends in the third piece come Feb.

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Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction (Revised) | Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Michael Mignola
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I‘ve been a fan of Hellboy on the big screen since I first saw the 2k4 movie. Though this is my first graphic novel. The story is dark (both in art and plot line), which only adds to the story. I loved the envision of the first part of how HB came to earth. The writer does a great job between how The character actually speak, and what they think. Abe and Liz were here, but wish they were bigger. This really felt like it a setup to reintroduce HB

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I don‘t know where to start with how much I loved this graphic novel. I grew up with little Anakin before he became Darth Vader. Seeing him portrayed the way this book does makes my heart race. He‘s so complex! Vader is a lost soul - no matter how dramatic he gets. The art is amazing, too, with how the artists show the emotion behind the mask. Even so how the lightsabers crystal is corrupted to turn red is a journey. Oh, trooper Ding is a dummy

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The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One | Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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I love anything Avatar, and Korra is no exception. Also, apparently King Wu sings when‘s he‘s nervous in front of crowds. Who knew? Though he‘s doing an amazing job stepping down as king to let the Earth Kingdom people elect their new officials

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Submerge | K.Y. Robinson
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This selection of poems focused on, being enough. The travel of going from being immersed in the overpowering ocean. To the feeling of drowning and loosing oneself. Then finally emerging stronger then ever and ready to take on the world. Some pieces (anxiety) struck close, and others flew right past me. I think its because I don‘t know how those situations felt like to be in. But I can feel their power, so those who have been there; please read

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When She Reigns | Jodi Meadows
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Loving this book so much. Don‘t want this trilogy to end! Mira is trying so hard to stop her corrupt governments, that of her island and surrounding ones, from making things worst. The island god of Idris already rose, which island is next? Also, there are actual dragons (treated as the gods/goddess children), of many species, which I adore. Love everything with dragons, and using a scientific name like Drakontos makes them feel more real

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First off, I swear this book wasn‘t supposed to be published for sale yet. (Just happened upon it in a small bookstore while on thanksgiving break). Secondly, I am beyond excited to start reading this!! Loved Loves the first one. Been waiting ever so not patiently. Cover is Beautiful!!!

SassyBookworm Exciting!!! It‘s not due out til Dec 2!!! 1w
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When She Reigns | Jodi Meadows
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They called me Hopebearer; because hope was too heavy a burden for them.

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Young Elites | Marie Lu
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What a turn of events! I lived how the story started and where it went, up to about 3/4 in. The ending seems rushed and at a loss of action. I would say it fits the story, though, but it isn‘t what I was expecting. Adelina going down this dark path is amazing, but the final push seemed so desperate in the end. This is turning into a story of the villain -which I do love- but seems so forced. Might go for the next book.

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Young Elites | Marie Lu
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I love these little blurbs at the top of Adelinas chapters. The few from an Inquisitors point actual adds a little more about the other side. The point that she had this dark festering in her, from the years of abuse from her father, being basically the root of where her power of illusions come from is an interesting twist. Adelina likes that darkness. I love how she is learning with one eye. So I‘m very interested in where Marie Lu will take her.

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Submerge | K.Y. Robinson
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I‘m gonna cry at how perfect this explanation is. This I how it feels! This is how it feels with communicating my “invisible illness” of anxiety and selective mutism.

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Submerge | K.Y. Robinson
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Not sure what it was that attracted me to this poem book, but it snagged me right off the shelf. So we‘ll see how this goes

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Wow. This story held no punches (pun intended). Tristan felt so relatable, alongside his travel team, in how they all had something to prove. All the self doubt, and getting past their pasts holding them back. The plot felt off through the middle, but it all made sense by the end. I really felt how Tristan grew. Same goes with that end twist. Also, didn‘t like Gum Baby at first but now I love her “sap attacks”. #RiordanPresents

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Everybody wears life‘s scars a little differently. 207/482. #RiordanPresents

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Tristans Nana has got a very straightforward point. Here darker stories told them better, it sounds. This books is a great educational one for me; I know their stories as people, not gods as they are in this book. I love it! Also, liking Gum Baby more then I thought I would. #RiordanPresents

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YESSSSS. I feel like I‘ve been waiting for this declaration since the beginning. What came next after this took me by surprise. Although, the only wonder I had about the book was where the queens motive really started. Everything else fell into place nicely with how the book showcased everyone‘s thoughts.

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I‘m gonna kill him. I‘m gonna go crazy just like Hazel. FRANK!!! Oh My Gosh this book was amazing!! It had everything! Apollo has grown so much in understanding the “simple mortals” and the gods own demigod children. You see this? Growth. #RiordanPresents

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Really put into perspective how people‘s minds can change reality around them #RiordanPresents

RosaS I really love that quote! I had to stop and ponder on it for a moment before continuing when I read the book. 1mo
Bookish_Gal Same!! This entire scene of Apollo realizing he was so mean as a god had me going 1mo
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I don‘t know where to start with this. I adore Reyna so much; she‘s such a powerful and amazing woman. So glad she‘s getting a nice spotlight in this book. And now a quest of her own with Meg and Apollo! #RiordanPresents

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So glad I picked up this novelization for Halloween. It‘s the perfect book! Have not seen the movie yet, so I‘m glad I got the book. Has so much more in depth thinking between the characters that I love reading about.

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Book 4. Yes. Yes he is. The god Apollo is still cast down as a mortal. Meg is still bugging him. Everyone from past books are here. Finally they got to Camp Jupiter! Now, let‘s see how they protect the prophecies before the old risen Roman rulers, Commodus and Ceaser, and sometimes Nero, come to fight to take over the world. #RiordanPresents

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Imbalance | Faith Erin Hicks, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
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I love avatar. This is the final graphic novel to Imbalance. This book really ties up nicely the conflict between benders and non-benders. So proud of Suki for teaching the gaurs chi-blocking. The detail to Ru was well done, being a non-bender in her bender family; being a bender equals the right to rule. No ones a better earth bender then Toph and I love this part where she discovers the use of metal bending the metal rope.#avatarthelastairbender

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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Poor Adelina. First she survives -yet so scarred- from the mysterious fever that claimed her mother, gave her unknown powers and turned her father abusive to her. Now she is on death row for said dangerous (misunderstood) powers. Where will this book take her?

LibrarianRyan This book is so good. Read it with a tween book club. Spent the entire first session discussing mistress vs wife and why she ran away. Not what I had planned, but you go where the kids need to go. 2mo
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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Slow start gave way to an inciting story. Theodosia has gotten caught by the attention of Prinz Søren, and love, while trying to escape his fathers rule over her country, and over her. Theo‘s story of going from a surviving ash lamb to a ferocious fire Queen was of standing big up for yourself and tour country depending on you.

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Storm Runner #2.The characters are back in great showcasing. I still love Brooks sass, Zanes desire to do good. Although, those Mayan gods don‘t help. I really liked the inclusion of more demigods. I felt like they were missing out a lot in the story - not just because the book is about rescuing them,rescuing Zanes god dad. The division made the story hard to follow sometimes. still looking forward to the “great destruction” next. #RiordanPresents

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Ash Princess | Laura Sebastian
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Oh My Gosh this book is amazing!! Lady Thora, aka the Last Princess Theodosia of Astrea, is finally getting her powerful mind to work! The Kaiser invaded and took over her land, killing her mother the Fire Queen, and made Thora his little play thing to break and show at events that he‘s conquered this land. Now the Prinz is interested in her. Her mind is sharper then any sword. Can‘t wait to watch her rebel.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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Our democracy is a participatory democracy. Existentially, it‘s dependent on people who cherish the shining, highest ideals of our democracy and actively engage in the political process.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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I love George Takei so much. This is an essential read for everyone. It‘s a depiction of the American camps of Japanese from the world war. From the eyes of a child, everything looks different. I love how he attributes learning about the democracy from his father. That “our democracy is a participatory democracy”; which the definition is perfect, and has changed how I view our democracy

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I love the simple way Atticus shares the innate feeling of love. Of the different kinds of magic you find in love, in youth, in Her, in words, in stars, in adventure, in darkness... magic is everywhere, we simply have to look for it.

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This hits hard. I love it!!! Atticus has a way with words that makes what he says so relatable to the feel of wanting love

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This is my favorite poem series, so I‘m wicked happy I got the third one in! Cover is absolutely Gorgeous!!!

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“The fire will destroy you if you don‘t release it‘s power.” Also, never thought a book could pull off this shade of mellow yellow. Let‘s see how this second book (to The Storm Runner) will go. #RiordanPresents

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Wow! So it kept both the older idea I‘ve had of who Harlequin is, and define her at the same time. Her own monologue through the book adds a nice piece of who she is. Her costume change from the skimpy cheerleader outfit, thatJoker gave her to wear, to an amazing whole body red, black and white outfit we all know best was my favorite. Or that she never lost the pizazz jump in her step. Now she‘s after Joker who left her in prison-easy escape

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Alright. So far tho grouping have had a very good run of DC ladies, so here Harleys graphic novel. She‘s one of those characters everyone loves that I haven‘t really understood yet. Let‘s see if this changes my view on her - crazy, passionate, twisted psychologist, turned evil by Joker emotional abuse.

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What a ride.Gotta say I enjoyed the twists that had me prepared to throw the book across the room.I loved Annaleigh and her love to her many sisters. I only had issues with the final few chapters-felt so rushed didn‘t really fit. Especially end romance-nice concept, but didn‘t fit in with the rest of the story. The curse wasn‘t about the girls, but they were stuck with it. Would‘ve liked it more background on who started it. Are they grieving dad?

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Halfway there!!! Hold on what now??? This book has so many unexpected twists going through it my brain hurts. Surprisingly enjoying it, too. Not one for this many twist within one book, but this is working out very well

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This one set. Especially this gnight one. Makes me tear up every time because it‘s exactly what I need to hear. Hearing I am loved. Everybody needs to hear it. It really puts into perspective how everyone around you has that tug of love for you. Meaning they‘re always there

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Original comic book print of the original characters from 35 years ago? Check. Absolutely love going back to the roots of my favorite hero‘s in a half-shell. TMNT will always mean a lot to me - they were my first hero‘s when I was little. The styling of the old comics are so different then today‘s, art simple yet gets it across and the talking helps describe pretty well. Besides, I‘m just happy the box set is signed by Kevin, a cocreator,& Steve

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I love Steven so much. And putting him in the school system with Connie? Amazing. Thought this was going to to be a simple here‘s how Steven does with Connie, but got Steven bringing in, accidentally, a snail holding gem. Poor poor Connie. Then the “Yard Sale” short at the end is hilarious in its own right, too. Garnet is The Queen of the Mom Squad

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Teen Titans: Raven | Kami Garcia
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Slightly different take on how Raven figures out her father is the demon Trigon. Protected by her aunt and cousin, who are amazing, after her mom died, she tries to get through high school. I remember those years. Her mental battle with Trigon in her head and “sharing” his power over her body, to this point in the picture, was powerful to watch. I love Raven so much

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I think my expectations for this graphic novel were high, as I was underwhelmed with how the story went. Catwoman‘s humble beginning was more casual here then I thought it would be. Though just as heartbreaking. Her personal growth she went though, to learn she can do anything, was a great turn around.

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Mera: Tidebreaker | Danielle Paige
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I love Mera anyways, and this graphic novel follows her as she figures out what she is willing to fight for. What she starts off wanting to do, killing Arthur, changes when she gets to know him. And I love how her character changes through the story to do so.