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Branwen

Branwen

Joined October 2016

Librarian. Book Lover. Feminist. Nerd. Hufflepuff. Whovian. Targaryen. Bisexual. Virginia Woolf disciple. Dragon wrangler. 💕📚🐉
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The Change: A Novel by Kirsten Miller
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Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire
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Darkness of Dragons by Tui T Sutherland
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Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
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Heartsong by Tj Klune
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Ulysses by James Joyce
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Jade City by Fonda Lee
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Fresh Water for Flowers by Valrie Perrin
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Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
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Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson
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A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer
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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
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Imaginary Friend by Steven Chbosky
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Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey
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Chaplin and I are loving this so far! It feels very unique and refreshing! And I love the Japanese mythology tie ins! 💕📚💕 #catsoflitsy #chaplin

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Alphabet of Thorn | Patricia A. McKillip
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I was very sad to hear that a much beloved fantasy author has recently passed away. R.I.P. Patricia McKillip. ❤️ I have loved her books for a long time, and here are some of my favorites. 📚💕

RamsFan1963 I read The Bards of Bone Plain a couple of years ago. I thought it was beautifully written. 1d
Leftcoastzen 😢 22h
PatriciaU The Forgotten Beasts of Eld is one of my all-time favorite books. 20h
Branwen @RamsFan1963 I love that one so much! @Leftcoastzen 💔😭 @PatriciaU Yes! It's so beautifu! I've been thinking I might reread it in her honor! 💕 39m
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All the Seas of the World | Guy Gavriel Kay
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These lovely gems arrived today! Happy publications day to the newest Guy Gavriel Kay book! Does anyone else love his work? I find his writing to be so exquisitely beautiful! ❤️📖❤️ #bookmail

BennettBookworm A NEW GGK BOOK?!?! His work is some of my favorite ever! I‘ve read Lions of Al-Rassan more times than any other book! Omg this is the most exciting news 1d
Branwen @BennettBookworm RIGHT?! I WAS SO EXCITED EHEN I FOUND OUT! 📚 39m
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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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I received this promotional poster for preordering the tagged book! 📚💕 I forgot this was coming, especially since I canceled my original preorder when I chose it for my Book of the Month pick! Oops! 😳 Isn't the artwork so pretty? 😍

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This week's book recommendation videos feature Asian American authors in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! This week and next I'll be highlighting great YA and adult books by wonderful authors! Please give them a view and a like! I appreciate all the support! 💙 📚

YA Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3bZ0FZ-AHk

Adult Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyRnhcfBpD0&t=61s

vivastory Great videos📚📚 10h
Branwen @vivastory Thank you so much! 38m
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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I'm only about 50 or so pages in but I have already cackled out loud many times! I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH ALREADY! 😄📖💕

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Murder at the Vicarage | Agatha Christie
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Happy Monday! 💙 Reading outside this morning before heading in to work! 🌿📖💕 Excited to be starting the first Miss Marple book! It's been a really long time since I've read these stories, so I'm looking forward to rediscovering this one!

rubyslippersreads Great photo! 2d
vivastory Your balcony is so colorful! I have a patio & have considered reading outside but as I'm on the ground floor I think I'd quickly retreat inside due to the barking dogs 2d
batsy What a lovely photo! 🌿🌼 2d
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RaeLovesToRead Looks like the book is trying to casually blend in! 🌿📗🌿 2d
Branwen @rubyslippersreads @batsy Thank you so much! 😄🌿 @RaeLovesToRead It's a great camouflage! 😂🌿 @vivastory Thank you! 🌿 Yeah, I don't know that I would sit out there so often if I was on the first floor. Plus, there are a ton of seniors in my apt building and they are always coming and going! 😂 2d
Ruthiella Do you remember whodunnit? 2d
Branwen @Ruthiella I do not! 🤣 So it really will be like reading it for the first time! 1d
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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First cherries of the season! 🍒❤️

babyruth2510 They look so yummy 3d
Hooked_on_books Cherries! 🤤 3d
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It's still in the high 80's today so I'll only be at the park for a little while until I start to melt! ☀️ Aside from the heat it's a gorgeous day to be reading outside! 🌿📖 I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday!

SRWCF 🏕⛰️☀️🌞🌝 3d
Chelsea.Poole Great photo! 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Okay, for me, it would most definitely be The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon! It's one of my top five favorite books ever, and it's long enough that it should take me awhile to read it over and over! 😄📖💕

What book would YOU pick? 📚

Amiable I‘d pick this one —in my top 5 and also a chunkster: 3d
Dragon I like to escape into a bit of romance 3d
RaeLovesToRead All the Robin Hobb's and maybe The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters which is probably my favourite book 😊 3d
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Aaaaaand here are the rest of the new Miss Marple editions that I ordered! 😂📚💕 I'm not going to lie...they all look REALLY GOOD together! I'm a little bit obsessed, to be honest! 😍 The next available one (The Mirror Crack'd from side to side) comes out this Tuesday and of course I pre-ordered it! 😁

Leftcoastzen Really pretty covers ! 4d
vivastory What a great collection 🌻📚 4d
Branwen @Leftcoastzen @vivastory I can't stop looking at them! They're just so pretty! 😍 3d
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It's in the high 89's today, and it feels like we skipped spring and went right into summer! 💙☀️🌿 Reading down by the creek provides the exact amount of refreshing vibes! 📖🍃

Tamra We definitely skipped spring this week! 5d
Branwen @Tamra Right?! It's crazy how hot it's been! 4d
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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"She said I have no life "
"You're in books. Of course you don't have a life. There's always something too good to read."

I feel called out! ???

kspenmoll 💜📚 5d
kplovesbooks Bruh. 😂😂 5d
GingerAntics Accurate 5d
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Did I order the new editions of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple books after seeing Scott's post about them? Yes. Yes, I did. 😍🌺📚 I didn't previously own any of the Marple books so I figured now was a good time to get them!

 @vivastory

RaeLovesToRead 😲❤ 5d
vivastory Incredible! Perfect for spring🌻 I'll be interested in your thoughts on Ms Marple. I've only read 1 Ms Marple. I've been meaning to try more. 5d
Hooked_on_books Well aren‘t those pretty! 5d
Branwen @RaeLovesToRead @Hooked_on_books I'm currently obsessed with them! 😍 @vivastory It's been a long time since I've read Miss Marple so I'm really looking forward to revisiting them! I'll let you know what I think! 😁📚 4d
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Seasonal Fears | Seanan McGuire
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Happy Friday! 🎉🎊🎉

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far! Rumpel and I are so invested in this book right now, it's ridiculous! I loved Middlegame so much and this next book is proving just as mysterious and exciting! 💛📖 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

RaeLovesToRead Pretty green eyes! 😺💚 5d
wanderinglynn He‘s adorable! ❤️ 5d
BennettBookworm Precious! And I love this cover 5d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww Rumpel 😻 5d
5feet.of.fury So excited for this one! 5d
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What does it mean to be a good neighbor? What is the impact of simple kindnesses? These are the two questions at the very core of this lovely book. If you love Barnhill's, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, I think you will also enjoy this one! Beautifully written, whimsical, and poignant! 📚🌺

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Enjoying some morning reading before heading into work! 😺💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

Leftcoastzen Such a fantastic reading buddy! 6d
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All the trees next to the library are finally in bloom! 💮💕 Took this one to work with me today, even though I knew I wouldn't have time to start it. Sometimes new books are just too exciting to leave home! 😄📚

Texreader Beautiful!! 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💚 7d
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Chaplin and I are hoping to finish this one soon - it is EXCELLENT so far! 😍 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Leftcoastzen 😻so handsome! 1w
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Hooray for book mail! 📚👍🏻📫 These two lovely preorders arrived today! I'm especially excited for the tagged book as I love this author and it's their
middle grade debut! 💕

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Happy Tuesday, littens! 😄 My book review videos are up for the week! I can't stop thinking about the tagged book, so of course I had to feature it in my video for adults! 😅 If you could give them a watch and a like, I would very much appreciate it! ❤ 📚

YA Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6V-RK64uYc&t=3s

Adult Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm-ZbJEAjYg

vivastory I had no idea that the Kingfisher is a fantasy. I was expecting a horror novel. I'm still intrigued. Great video! 1w
Branwen @vivastory Yay! Thank you so much! 💕📚 It's really a fantastic book! 1w
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Up next! 📖♥️ I must be on a Kelly Barnhill kick, since I just finished her new adult book and now I'm moving on to her newest middle grade book! 📚💕

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Untitled | Unknown
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Mondays are tough! But! I believe in you; we've got this! 👍💕 Let's get through this Monday together! 🎉 And as I like to remember - there will be books waiting for us to explore when we get done with work for the day! 😄📚♥️

vivastory More often than not, books are what get me through the day 📚📚 I hope you have a good first day back at work 1w
Branwen @vivastory Same, my friend! Same! No matter how bad a day can get, when I remember that there will always be books to enjoy, I instantly feel better! 😊📚 I hope you have the best Monday possible! 1w
LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for this, friend!! We can do this! 1w
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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Starting this one next! It's finally just warm enough to enjoy some ice cream! 😄📖🍦

CBee Omg is that mint chocolate chip?? That‘s my FAVE 🤤 1w
Branwen @CBee Yes it is! It's my favorite too! ♥️🍦😊 1w
vivastory Delightful! I had a Reece's pieces cookie for a snack today🍪 1w
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CBee @Branwen I think I need to get some asap…. 😊😊 1w
CBee @vivastory just one? 😂😂 1w
MaureenMc Wait a minute- finally warm enough for ice cream?! It‘s never too cold for ice cream! 😄 1w
Branwen @vivastory OMG, I have never had one of those before, but it sounds INCREDIBLE! 🤤🍪 @MaureenMc YES! I know, I'm super weird! I can't have ice cream in the winter or soup in the summer! Weirdly though, I drink hot tea all year round! 🫖🤣 1w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Happy Sunday! 🥳🎉 I just hit the halfway point in this book and so far I am really loving it! I think it might end up being my favorite Emily Henry book to date! 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #jupiterjazz

Leftcoastzen 😻👏 1w
vivastory I hope you are enjoying your time off 📚📚📚 1w
Branwen @vivastory It's been absolutely wonderful! 👍😊 As much as I love my job I don't want to go back to work tomorrow! I will really miss these carefree reading days! 1w
MyNamesParadise I‘m reading this now! It‘s my first by this author. 1w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Is there anything better than reading a brand new book out on the balcony with a summer beer!? Best Saturday ever! 😁📖🍺

kspenmoll Absolutely not- but maybe s beach?! 2w
Lauram Just finished that book today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 2w
Branwen @kspenmoll Ooooh yes! The beach would be perfect! ⛵ @Lauram I'm glad you really enjoyed it! I'm about a quarter of the way in and love it so far! 💕📚 2w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Happy Saturday! 🎉🎉🎉 New Emily Henry book, here I come! 😁💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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"Willowgrove is the first time she's been around Christianity, and so to her, that's what faith is: judgmental, sanctimonious hypocrites hiding hate behind Bible verses and charismatic white pastors with all the horrible secrets that money can protect. She's never even stepped inside a church where she felt safe. But she also knows that Alabama is more than Willowgrove. And if that's true, maybe faith can mean more too."

This had me bawling! ?

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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"When Chloe tries to explain what she loves so much about high school theater, even though she'll probably never set foot on another stage after graduation, she always ends up at this: the chaos of backstage. Sitting on the dressing room floor in a sweaty wig cap eating a box of McNuggets someone's mom dropped off; the delirious, unsupervised hours between the morning and evening shows on a Saturday."

I remember those high school theater days! ?

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS ENDPAPERS! 😍🌼💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel

GingerAntics They are beautiful! Rumple even looks impressed by them. 2w
wanderinglynn Beautiful! 😍 2w
Leftcoastzen Pretty!😻 2w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Okay, this one took me completely by surprise and stole my heart! All the stars for this book - one of my favorite fantasy reads of the year so far! 💕📚 It's got so much heart and made me laugh out loud many times. And there's a dog made out of bones! BONEDOG! 🐾

PS- I love finding these positive affirmation stones that people paint and then leave at the park for others to find. They always make me smile! This one says 'you are doing great.' ❤

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Chaplin is a great bookish friend - he always keeps me company while reading and helps me choose which book to read next! 😽 He's been especially happy to have me home and all to himself this week! (I mean, he DOES have to share me with his little sisters, but still!) 💕📚 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

DivineDiana What a handsome boy! ❤️ 2w
rubyslippersreads Those eyes! 😻 2w
Linsy Awww, can't wait to start this book! I got a little too excited buying books, but this one is next on my list! So pretty 💚 2h
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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This spot by the creek always feels very fairytale-ish to me! 🌿📚💕

DivineDiana It does! 2w
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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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WHOO HOO! MY BOOK OF THE MONTH BOX ARRIVED TODAY! 🎉🎉🎉 At least this month I don't have ANY hesitation over which book to start first - I've loved Nina Lacour's YA fiction for a while now, so I'm dying to read this adult book by her! 😍 #botm #bookmail

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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I made some new reading friends today! 🐸💕📚

The_Book_Ninja Did she just say “readit”?🐸 2w
Branwen @The_Book_Ninja 😂🤣👏👏👏 2w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Finally getting some sunshine today! ☀️🌿 It's wonderful to read with that gorgeous blue sky above me! 💙

Bklover Love the view! 2w
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Choices of One | Timothy Zahn
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Happy Star Wars Day, littens! May the 4th be with you! 🚀

BookwormAHN And you! 2w
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

☄ Yes, sometimes! Especially if I'm reading right before bed!

☄ Probably The Hobbit! I've read it so many times!

☄ To complete as much reading as I can and also to relax as much as I can before the craziness if summer reading begins!

Eggs Librarian Life 101 🥳📚✨ 2w
Branwen @Eggs Exactly! 😂🤣 2w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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"If I were a man, I would fight him. If she were a man, no one would force Kania to try to bear child after child. If I were a man, I would not be the next in line to be married if he kills her. If we were men... She stared at her fingers curled in the dirt. It did not matter. They were not, and the history of the world was written in women's wombs and women's blood and she would never be allowed to change it."

Ooof. ? This hits hard.

ravenlee The timing is especially hard. 😬 2w
Branwen @ravenlee It really is 😐 2w
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I just hit the halfway point in this one! I am so in love with this story and these characters! 💕📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #rumpel #pickleschallenge

Lauram 😻😻😻😻 2w
RaeLovesToRead Nice work!! 😁🐾 2w
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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AHHHHHH!!! MY BOOK MAIL ARRIVED! 🎉🎉🎉 I had so many exciting books preordered for today! 📚 #bookmail

5feet.of.fury Omggg I forgot about the middlegame sequel! 2w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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It's raining off and on today, but that hasn't stopped me from my bookish walk! 😄🌿📖 In between bouts of rain I am able to take my book out to read, and then when it starts up again it's back into my bag it goes! 😁 I love sunny days, but there is something really magical about being outside in the woods when it's raining!

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She Gets the Girl | Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick
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Got a new flower for my balcony today! 😄🏵

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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I just started this book today and so far it's been perfect to read outside - especially on such a cloudy day! 🌿📚💕 It's dark and wild and twisty; I adore it so far!

DivineDiana And your atmospheric background is perfect! 2w
KateReadsYA I swear every book you post I add to my stack. We have very similar taste :) 2w
Branwen @DivineDiana I thought so too! 🌿 @KateReadsYA Yay! That makes me super happy! 😄💕 2w
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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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It makes me so happy to see all the green started to show on all the trees and bushes! 🌿

keys_on_fire I agree! 2w
DivineDiana Yes! Loving all the green! 💚 2w
vivastory Do you have a favorite Kingfisher? 2w
Branwen @keys_on_fire @DivineDiana It's so pretty and refreshing! @vivastory I own Paladin's Grace but haven't read it yet, so this is actually my first book of hers that I'm experiencing! 2w
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She Gets the Girl | Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick
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I forgot to post my book haul from yesterday, which was massive! 😲 These are the treasures I received from my hubby! So many exciting books I don't know where to start! 💕📚💕

#bookhaul #birthdaybookhaul

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For me, it was most definitely They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera. I freaking SOBBED through the last 50 pages of that heartbreaker! 💔

What's the last book that made YOU cry? 📚

Bkwrm7 The tagged book had some much heavier moments than I expected and I cried multiple times. 2w
vivastory I shed a few at the end of Glass Hotel 2w
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GingerAntics Under the Whispering Door nearly destroyed me!!! 2w
Branwen @GingerAntics SAME! 😭💔 @sprainedbrain Oooh yes! I love that book! I haven't thought about it in quite some time! @vivastory Now that I've finished Sea of Tranquility I'm planning to get to The Glass Hotel soonish! @Bkwrm7 I will have to check that one out! 2w
GingerAntics @Branwen I have closed my heart to all books since that book… or more likely I just haven‘t gotten to read that much since then. I‘m finally getting to read like normal again, so I‘m sure I‘ll find something to break my poor heart soon enough. 2w
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Time for cake! 😋🎂💕

KateReadsYA Looks so delicious! I'd just grab a fork who needs plates right?? Hahahaha enjoy your day 🥰 3w
Branwen @KateReadsYA I won't lie, that was my first thought as soon as the lid came off! 😂🤣 2w
vivastory I'm really intrigued by the book! 2w
Branwen @vivastory Me too! It's a collection of novellas and shorter fiction by Brandon Sanderson that are all related to the Cosmere! It's very cool! 2w
vivastory The only book in the Stormlight that I have read is the first, so I was going to wait but I heard that there's stories related to Mistborn. Def. intrigued! 2w
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Birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant! Mmmm, yummy hibachi! 😋🍛

vivastory Happy Birthday 🎉🎂👏 3w
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
kspenmoll Happy birthday!!‘🎂🎉🎊 3w
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sprainedbrain Happy birthday! ❤️ 3w
quietjenn Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy. 🍰🎉 3w
QuietlyLaura Happy Birthday! 🎉 3w
Branwen @vivastory @Ruthiella @kspenmoll @sprainedbrain @quietjenn @QuietlyLaura Thank you so very much, friends! 💕📚💕 It was a very lovely, bookish birthday! 2w
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Spear | Nicola Griffith
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I had a friend come and join me while reading at the creek! ❤🦌📚

SRWCF 🥰🥰🥰 3w
Leftcoastzen So cool! 3w
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