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Branwen

Branwen

Joined October 2016

Feminist. Nerd. Hufflepuff. Book lover. Library enthusiast. Virginia Woolf disciple. Daughter of dragons.
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There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
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Imaginary Friend by Steven Chbosky
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Villains by Necessity by Eve Forward
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Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
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Beneath the Twisted Trees by Bradley P. Beaulieu
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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
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Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5) by James S.A. Corey
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Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray
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Heir of Novron by Michael J Sullivan
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Gates of Stone by Angus Macallan
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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
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Let Me In | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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So much thanks to the super generous @WorldsOkayestStepMom for sending me this book and a cute note after winning her raffle! 💕📚 Book mail is the BEST! 😍#bookmail

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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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Been down and out with a wicked sinus infection these past two days. Ugh. 🤕 I hate missing work and working on school stuff, even though I know I have to just rest up so I can feel better. Luckily this little beauty came in the mail to help keep me company while I'm in between naps! 📚💕

vivastory Hope you feel better soon! 18h
JennyM Feel better 😘 18h
JulAnna One of the podcasts that I listen to-Professional Book Nerds- has an episode out with the author this week. I haven‘t read any of her books yet, myself. 17h
Branwen @vivastory @JennyM Thank you so much, friends! 💕 I'm hoping the antibiotics kick into high gear soon! @JulAnna Wow, that's really cool! I've read all her work so far and just love it! 15h
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no! 😷 Hope you feel much better soon, Becky! Sending healing energy your way! 💕 12m
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This is one of those books that I keep meaning to read but never get around to it. Maybe this winter!

#gratefulreads #classicyouhaventread @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Haven‘t read it either! 18h
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This is my favorite classic if all time as well as my favorite Jane Austen book! 📚💕

#gratefulread #classicyouenjoyed @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Great editions! 1d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💗📚 1d
Emilymdxn It‘s my fave Jane Austen too!!! SO frequently overlooked idk why so many people don‘t like it. I love hearing from other people who love it as much as I do! 1d
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 🤗💕 @Emilymdxn REALLY?!?! Omg that makes me so happy that it's your favorite too! Nobody else seems to like it and it drives me crazy! 😂🤣 I can't figure out why! It's so fantastic! 18h
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I started this book months ago and really love it so far, but every time I try to go back to it I get distracted by other things I'm reading! So it has definitely been on my TBR list for longer than I would like! 😁💕📚

#gratefulreads #beenonyourtbrtoolong @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3d
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On this day, a hundred years ago, Sylvia Beach opened her English language bookshop in Paris! It also served as a lending library, and as a publishing house, becoming the first institution to publish James Joyce's Ulysses! 😍📚💕

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooohhh, c‘est magnifique!! Merci!! That‘s about all I remember from 4 semesters of French. Lol cool post! 4d
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This was such a big disappointment to me, because after all the hype I just couldn't get into it. 😒 It was a bit too rapey, and I couldn't get into the characters at all. It just wasn't for me!

#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldlikebutdidnt @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

rachelm I felt the same 4d
SamAnne Yup. I don‘t know that I regretted reading it even though I did not find it “enjoyable” but I sure wouldn‘t recommend it to others and I don‘t plan to read future books in the trilogy. 4d
Carolhreads This book was huge dnf for me I couldn‘t finish it I took it out from the library thinking if it was good I would be able to fly through it but I hated it !!! The premise is interesting but poorly executed 4d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 4d
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The Stand | Stephen King
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It's super appropriate to choose this title for the prompt because I'm currently rereading it with litsy peeps! 😃💕📚 This is the book that made me a King fan. Prior to this book, I did not really like his work. But the excellent worldbuilding, storytelling, and characterization of this tome stole my heart and converted me into a fan for life!

#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

DaveGreen7777 Reading this book right now, I can totally understand why this made you a fan. Between the fleshed out world and seeing how all the inhabitants of it are being affected by the onset of Captain Trips, I‘m fully invested in this book now! 🤤 4d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚🙌🏻 4d
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 4d
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Untitled | Unknown
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Snuggling up with my sweet boys for an evening of pokemon-ing, tea drinking, popcorn eating, and book reading! Happy Friday night, littens! 😸📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin #maho

Slajaunie Sounds wonderful! 5d
JenReadsAlot Perfection! 5d
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5d
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Leftcoastzen So cute! My cat boys are snuggling too ! 5d
ChasingOm Did you get Sword or Shield? 😄 5d
Branwen @ChasingOm Shield! Did you get it yet? 5d
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Awww! It's such a perfect night for kitty snuggles! 5d
ChasingOm I did! I got Sword. 😄 5d
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Picked up my library hold today! I'm excited to start it since it seems to be getting great reviews from you littens! 📚💕

Reviewsbylola This one wasn‘t on my radar until I saw a glowing review from @megabooks! 6d
Branwen @Reviewsbylola Same! I didn't even think twice about it until I kept seeing it on litsy! 😀 6d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @Branwen I was surprised how much I liked it because it‘s usually not my genre! 5d
sarauscher This is definitely on my TBR list. 5d
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Today was my lucky day at work! I found and rescued these two books as they were being weeded! 😁 The tagged book was in the top ten books I've read so far this year and I'm ecstatic to finally have my own copy! 📚💕

marleed Oh good for you! It‘s like rescuing two kittens. I loved Island of the Sea Women. A total TIL for me! 6d
Branwen @marleed Yes! It really does feel like that! I love rescuing books! 😁 I think Island of Sea Women is just so brilliant! It was really cool learning all that history! 💕 6d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yesssss! I loved Sea Women! 5d
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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My favorite #bannedbook of all time! 😍 I think one of the coolest things I've ever seen were the original letters (stored at the Princeton University archives) from people writing to Sylvia Beach telling her all the clever ways they smuggled this book into the US after buying it at her bookstore in Paris! 😁 It's amazing to think of people having to do this because of censorship! 📚💕

#gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so cool!! 6d
Palimpsest Curious about those letters and how people smuggled in their books. Very cool. 6d
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think so too! 😀 @Palimpsest Alot of people took off the dust jacket and hid it under a different one! Other people hid them in hidden compartments in their coats, rather than risk keeping them in their luggage. It was really very fascinating! 6d
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wanderinglynn That is cool! 👍🏻 6d
OriginalCyn620 Very cool! 6d
JamieArc One of my coolest moment was in grad school at Buffalo, attending a talk on Ulysses, and they passed around original serials of Ulysses - when just the chapters were published. It was amazing. Couldn‘t believe I had to ne in my hands. 6d
Branwen @JamieArc That is seriously the coolest thing I've ever heard! WOW! 6d
Palimpsest @Branwen how intriguing. Thanks so much for sharing! 😊 5d
Branwen @Palimpsest You're very welcome! ☺💕📚 5d
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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(1) I made Hungarian goulash earlier this week for the first time and nailed it! It was super yummy! ?

(2) "There is a pirate in the basement." Best opening line ever! I am really loving the tagged book so far! ??

(3) Snowy and so cold! It was only 9° yesterday! There's about 7 inches of snow on the ground! ⛄❄

Tagging any littens who want to play!

Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! And thank you @MoonWitch94 !! ???

vivastory 7 inches?!! 😬😭If you don't mind me asking, where do you live? 6d
Meaw_catlady Oooh delicious!!!!!!! 6d
Branwen @vivastory Of course I don't mind, friend! 😀 I live in Michigan, about half an hour east of Detroit! @Meaw_catlady I really surprised myself by how good it was! 🤣😂 I'm not usually much of a cook! 6d
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MoonWitch94 7 inches of snow? Oh my, too early for snow for me. But I‘m sure it‘s beautiful! Thanks for playing 💝 6d
Branwen @MoonWitch94 Thank YOU for setting it up! 😀 Hahaha yeah...its way too early for snow in my opinion! But I've been trying to make the best of it! 😁 6d
MoonWitch94 @Branwen You‘re welcome! I think I will be making it a regular thing :-) 6d
Branwen @MoonWitch94 Oooooh! That's great to hear! 💕 6d
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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I'm usually really critical of movies that are based on books, especially if it is a book that I love dearly. But the Anna Karenina film that came out a few years ago was just brilliantly done. It was true to the story and characters, and added an artistic flair that was beautiful and intriguing. 💕📚

#gratefulreads #favoritebooktomovieadaptation @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Beautiful editions! 7d
Branwen @OriginalCyn620 Thank you! 💕📚 6d
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I ran an If You Give a Pig a Pancake storytime at the library tonight! 🐷🥞 There were books, songs, activities, a character costume, and we served pancakes! Mmmm! 😋 It was tiring, but SO MUCH fun! 💕📚 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy

Texreader I loved those books when the kids were little!! 1w
Branwen @Texreader Yes! I love them too! They're just so fun! 1w
Texreader @Branwen in fact I can‘t part with them even though the kids are big old teenagers 🥰 1w
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Branwen @Texreader Awwww! Omg that's too precious! 1w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Can't go wrong with pancakes! 🥞 1w
Cinfhen So fun and I agree with @GrilledCheeseSamurai 1w
Branwen @GrilledCheeseSamurai @Cinfhen Yes! I totally agree! Pancakes are the best! 🥞💕 7d
DaveGreen7777 Awww! What an adorable picture! 😍🥰 7d
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 Thank you so much! 💕 It was such a fun event! 🐷 7d
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The House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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I'm pretty sure I've read the tagged book in one sitting! And her poetry books too! Sandra Cisneros is such an eloquent writer! 📚💕

#gratefulreads #readinonesitting @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Emilymdxn Adore the house in mango street! I think I did it in one sitting too 1w
TheBookHippie Love her too! 1w
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Branwen @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @emilymdxn @thebookhippie YES! 😍 Sandra Cisneros is seriously just so fantastic! *swoons* 1w
thesnaccthatstrikesbacc why do you like this book
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Branwen @thesnaccthatstrikesbacc I think part of why I love it so much is that I love how Cisneros uses instances from her own childhood to craft the various vignettes in this book. And I love Esperanza! I think she's such a great main character and I could identify with many aspects of her life, especially about how she used writing to escape and also enhance her world! 😃 💕 📚 1w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚❤️ 1w
thesnaccthatstrikesbacc @Branwen cool i respect your opinion
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Branwen @thesnaccthatstrikesbacc Thank you, friend! I appreciate that! 😀💕📚 6d
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Untitled | Unknown
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I'M SO EXCITED, GUYS! I just signed up for my first swap in what feels like forever! You exchange a book and chocolate to be opened on Christmas Eve! 💕📚🍫 Very easy and very fun! @DaveGreen7777 Have you seen this?! 😀

#jolabokaflodswap

I'm all signed up @MaleficentBookDragon !!! Thanks for hosting such a great event! Can't wait to find out who my swap is! 😁💕

DaveGreen7777 I‘ll have to look into this! This may be my first Litsy swap! 😀 1w
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 YAY! I think you would like it! It seems very low key and fun! 😁 1w
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Friends of the Library | Susan Cushman
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It is cold tonight! Right now it's 13° and it's supposed to drop down to 9°! Brrrr! 😨🌬 Roxas and I are snuggled up all warm and cozy with some tea and blankets! And we're starting a new library book! 📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

vivastory It's been unseasonably frigid here this week. I'm not a fan. 1w
Branwen @vivastory SAME! 😫😣 I am not happy about it! 1w
thesnaccthatstrikesbacc your cat is so cute

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Branwen @thesnaccthatstrikesbacc Thank you! His name is Roxas and he's such a troublemaker! 😸 6d
thesnaccthatstrikesbacc @Branwen h looks like one
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Katherine Mansfield is my absolute favorite short story author. I wrote a paper about one of her stories, Bliss, during an independent study I took when I was an undergrad. Her writing is so sharp, poignant, and beautiful! 💕📚

#gratefulreads #ashortstory @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

merelybookish Pretty collection! 1w
batsy This is a lovely collection 😍 1w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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The library is closed to patrons today for staff day, and instead of heading to the afternoon session I sneaked away to this little nook to get cozy and read for a bit! Shhh! Don't tell anyone! 😉 It's been snowing like crazy all day, and the somber quiet of this peaceful spot in the library is making me SO happy! 📚💕

Karisa Looks like a little slice of heaven! I've been hearing great things about that book. It's moving right to the top of my tbr. 1w
Meaw_catlady Oooh perfect!! 💖 1w
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My dirty secret is that I love Cersei from The Song of Ice and Fire series. 😍 And I'm always so torn about it, because there are so many reasons to hate her! But I guess I love how she is fearless and kind of brutal, making her mark in a man's world. 🦁 💕 She's certainly not my favorite character (Targaryen pride!), but I do really just love her to pieces!

#gratefulreads #characteryouhatetolove @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

brilliantglow Cersei is a fantastic character. She's very real 1w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚🖤 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one 🖤 1w
Branwen @brilliantglow Yes! I think so too! 1w
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Every time I read the opening line of King's Dark Tower series I shiver, because it's just so good! A character I love to hate is the man in black, Randall Flagg. He's just so evil, intelligent, and powerful...he gives me the creeps! I'm excited to hate him all over again now that I'm rereading The Stand! ?

#gratefulreads #characteryoulovetohate @OriginalCyn620

vivastory I started book 5 today, it's brilliant! 1w
Branwen @vivastory That's the one I'm on also! 😀 Although its been a while since I've picked it up as I keep getting distracted by other things! 😁 1w
vivastory What were your thoughts on Wizard and Glass? I know it's the most divisive book in the series, but I really enjoyed learning more about Roland's past. I felt like it also offered a better sense of Mid-World. 1w
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Branwen @vivastory I actually LOVED Wizard and Glass! I also really liked learning about Roland's past and learning some of why he is the way he is. It was very enlightening and I think important to tje rest of the series. I didn't realize it was so divisive! Do many people not like it? 1w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 1w
vivastory The feeling I got looking online after finishing it was that about half of the people disliked it, because they felt like it was an unnecessary detour from the main story. But I'm with you, I loved it. 1w
Branwen @vivastory Yes! I also liked that the pace was a bit slower than the previous books, you know? It felt easier to absorb all that cool history! 1w
vivastory Great point! I really appreciated the pacing, it felt more fully realized than the first 3. I couldn't help but read a bit into possible criticism of book 4 when at the beginning of book 5 Roland asked if they all liked reading their stories categorized one way & then he mentioned stew. I thought that was a brilliant metaphor for not only DT series, but King as a writer. How he's able to blend different styles together. 1w
Branwen @vivastory Wow, yes! I hadn't thought of that before, but you're so right! 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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11 hours, 13 minutes, and 4 seconds total for the readathon! Didn't make it to 24, obviously, but it was still SO MUCH fun to read along with everyone! 😁🎉📚💕 I'll actually most likely be reading for another hour or two later on, but I'm calling it in timewise now.

#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lynnsoprano @Lucas.Rencher @Alisnazzy @jb72 @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid

MrBook Awesome!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Clwojick WOOHOO!!! You did great! 🙌 1w
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Changed up my location for a bit! Snuggled up in bed with books, kitties, and snacks! It's supposed to be very cold and snowy later today and into tommorrow! Brrr! ❄🌬 I'm really enjoying all this reading today! Happy Sunday, littens! 💕📚

#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Clwojick @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @jb72

jb72 We were supposed to get snow Tuesday but hopefully that changes. 2w
Branwen @jb72 I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! 😁🤞 2w
ljuliel You‘ve got a humdinger of a good book to read ! 2w
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Branwen @ljuliel Yes! It's one of my favorites! I remember reading it a few years ago and just totally falling in love with it! 😍 2w
MrBook Ohhh, SH!!! I need to reeeaad this!!! 2w
Branwen @MrBook Yes! You really do! It's been ages since I read it but this reread has me falling in love all over again! It's perfection! 😍📚💕 2w
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Steel Crow Saga | Paul Krueger
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I hadn't heard of this book before the cover happened to catch my eye at the bookstore. I took a chance on it, and I am immensely glad that I did because this has been one of the best fantasy books I've read this year! Super unique story and worldbuilding, flawed characters that evolve so much throughout the course of the book, animal partners, and queer multifaceted protagonists. Boom. All of this added up to a story that I could not put down! 💕

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Continuing this lovely litsy party into today! I've got my tea (london fog), my stacks of books, and yummy snacks! 😋💕📚 It's super cold and windy today, making it the perfect day to stay in and read! Happy Saturday, littens! ❤

#gratefulreads #bookandasnack #mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @jb72 @Clwojick

Lynnsoprano Happy Saturday to you, too! 2w
vivastory Cold days are the best for London Fog 2w
Branwen @vivastory I agree! It's my most favorite tea! 🤗 @Lynnsoprano I hope you're having a great one so far! 😀 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks awesome!!! 2w
LauraBrook Looks great, and London Fog is the best! Dang, I might have to go and get one now. 2w
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I had a London Fog last week for the first time and it was sooooo good! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome pic! 😊 2w
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 🤗 @Clare-Dragonfly Hooray! I'm glad you liked it! I find it to be such a comforting and yummy tea! 😁☕ @LauraBrook Hahahaha! You totally should! Especially if its cold out where you are! It's the perfect cold weather tea! 😀☕ 2w
Jess_Franzino I‘m reading “The Starless Sea” too! It‘s amazing! 2w
Branwen @Jess_Franzino Isn't it?!?! I just keep looking up from it all glazy eyed and full of wonder-it's magnificent! I'm so in love! 😍 2w
MrBook Love this!! 😁 2w
Clwojick My new favourite is Apple Cinnamon Fog - Have you tried it? 2w
Branwen @Clwojick NO! I have never heard of that one! Omg it sounds amazing! Is it black tea or herbal? @MrBook Yay! Thank you friend! 😀📚💕👍 2w
Clwojick @Branwen I get it from Tim Hortons. This is how they decribe it “The apple cinnamon fog is again made with handcrafted steamed milk and apple cinnamon tea topped with delicate foam and caramel flavour.“ 2w
Branwen @Clwojick Mmmmmmmmm! 😍☕ That sounds amazing! There's a Tim Horton's near my main library...it looks like I know what I'll be getting next time I go there! 😀👍 2w
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Steel Crow Saga | Paul Krueger
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Much thanks to @Brittybuhh for teaching me how to paint my book pages! These are the two I've done so far and I'm really happy with how they turned out! 😍💕📚

Brittybuhh They‘re beautiful! I‘ve now done like 6 😂 it‘s addicting! 2w
DaveGreen7777 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2w
Branwen @Brittybuhh I see what you mean! I keep trying to decide which ones to do next! 😂🤣 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Huzzah! Time to get this party started! And of course by party I mean reading all night with my kitties and drowning myself in tea and popcorn! 😁😸☕🍿💕📚

#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @Lynnsoprano @Clwojick @jb72

Clwojick This looks like a fantastic weekend! Hope you have a blast! 🥰 2w
GypsyKat My kind of party! 📚☕️🍿 2w
TheBookAddict Yum, popcorn! Sounds like a fun party.😁👍🏽enjoy!🐱🍿🍵📖 2w
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Alora Mmmm popcorn is my weakness! I made some earlier too! I recently started making mine in a pot...I‘ll never go back to bags! 😂 🍿 Your cat is adorable btw! 2w
Karisa That's my next tbr! Yum! 🍿 2w
CWilson Jealous! Can‘t wait to get my hands on that book! 2w
Branwen @Clwojick Thanks friend! I hope yours is fantastic also! 😀 @CWilson I hope you get it soon! It's amazing so far! I'm torn because I want to tear through it, but I also don't want it to ever end! 🤣 @Karisa I hope you read it soon! It's absolutely fabulous! 😍 @GypsyKat The best kind of party is an introvert party! 🤣😂 @TheBookAddict Thank you! So far it's been great! 💕 @Alora Wow, really? I've never had that kind before! 😀🍿 2w
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The party hasn't even started yet and Chaplin already stole my seat! 😁😸📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

ChasingOm Looks like you‘ve got a great stack there! 2w
Leftcoastzen Cats are good at seat stealing! 😻😂 2w
Branwen @ChasingOm Thanks! I'm excited to jump into them! @Leftcoastzen They really are! 🤣😂 2w
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Texreader ❤️ Chaplin 2w
sharread Such a cute kitty and awesome books! 2w
Branwen @Texreader @sharread Thanks so much! 😻💕 2w
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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My Book of the Month box arrived yesterday! 🎉📚💕 I'm really excited for my choices, I love Jojo Moyes and Kiersten White! But I'm especially happy to finally have a copy of The Secret History as it's ine if my absolute favorites! 😍 What did you littens choose this month? #bookmail #bookhaul #botm

juls29 I got The Guinevere Deception! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on it! 2w
Branwen @juls29 Yes, same here! I am such a fan if her work! 2w
juls29 @Branwen can‘t say I‘ve read anything by her, but for a fantasy lover like me King Arthur is sure to deliver! 2w
sprainedbrain Instead of continuing to wait for my library hold, I caved and got 2w
Branwen @sprainedbrain Niiiiiiice! Great choice! I'm still in kind of a book coma over that one! I really loved it! 💕📚 2w
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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Drinking my favorite beverage, tea! And starting a reread of The Raven Cycle before jumping into the new series! 😊💕📚

#gratefulreads #bookandbeverage @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☕️📚🙌🏻 2w
Sweetkokoro I‘m reading through this series for the first time and I am absolutely loving it!! 2w
Branwen @Sweetkokoro Isn't it amazing?!?! Definately my favorite series by her! 😍 2w
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OriginalCyn620 Looks cozy! 2w
ChasingOm This series is moving to the top of my Christmas list with the way everyone‘s raving about it! 2w
Branwen @OriginalCyn620 It really was! 😊 @ChasingOm OOOOH YES! That's a great idea! You really really need to read it! It's so good! 2w
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Hemingway's Girl | Erika Robuck
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I love love love bookish totes and covering them with bookish pins! My favorite tote bag ever is the one on the left with the Hemingway quote! I got it at The Strand in NYC! 😍📚💕

#gratefulreads #favoritebookishitem @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love them!!!! 2w
InBooksILive I fill my totes with all my bookish pins and buttons as well 😊 2w
ChasingOm Oh, I love the Colson Whitehead quote! 2w
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OriginalCyn620 Love The Strand! ❤️ 2w
Bookish.SAM I‘ve never been to the Strand, but desperately want to ... if only for all the great bookish gear! 2w
Branwen @OriginalCyn620 Me too! It's my favorite bookstore! 🤗 @ChasingOm Me too! It's so perfect! @InBooksILive Isn't it so fun?! 😁 @Bookish.SAM It's certainly an experience! And the amount of bookish stuff they have is epic! 🤓 2w
Chrissyreadit Great totes!!! 2w
Branwen @Chrissyreadit Thanks, friend! 🤗💕 2w
TheSpineView I love totes and pins too! You have a couple of great ones! 2w
Branwen @TheSpineView Thanks friend! 🤗💕 Isn't it so much fun to decorate totes with bookish pins?! 2w
TheSpineView @Branwen Totally!😊 2w
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Aurian | Maggie Furey
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My bestie @DaveGreen7777 gifted me with this lovely fantasy series for my birthday last year! 😁🎉

#gratefulreads #bookgiftedtoyou @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 🎉🎊📚❤️ 2w
Nute Nice! 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome gift! 📚 2w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you enjoy them! 😁 I love that “Green Rider” is visible in the background since I have that one, too! 💚 2w
Branwen @OriginalCyn620 @Nute @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! 😀💕 @DaveGreen7777 Omg I love that series so much! 2w
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Here is a stack of some of my favorite nonfiction books!

#gratefulreads #nonfiction @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice stack!!! 📚📚 2w
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 2w
Linsy Great stack! 1w
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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 2w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚❤️ 2w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved Call Me By Your Name. 💖💔 2w
Branwen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Me too! It was so heartbreakingly beautiful! 2w
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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Both of these gorgeous fantasy books are over 500 pages each! 😍

#gratefulreads #over500pages @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

cleoh I've been wanting to read this series! Have you started it yet? 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚🎉 2w
Branwen @cleoh Not yet! I was originally going to wait for the second book to come out, and now that I have them both I'm wondering if I should wait for the third and last book! 🤣😂 It looks sooooo incredible though! 2w
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 2w
cleoh @Branwen that‘s always my concern too 😂😂 does the next book have a release date? 2w
Branwen @cleoh Right?! I think that is totally valid! 😁 According to goodreads, the last book will be out 8/25/2020 which is not that bad at all! 2w
cleoh @Branwen ooh that's not bad! you're probably safe to start them, then! I'd want to read at least the first book to see if I actually liked the series/story and to see if I'd need to reread the first two before the third! 2w
Branwen @cleoh That's a great idea actually! 😀 2w
cleoh @Branwen if only because they‘re so chunky! 2w
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Theft of Swords | Michael J. Sullivan
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I love a lot of genres, but fantasy has always been my favorite and holds a special place in my heart! Give me a sprawling, epic fantasy any day! 💕📚

#gratefulreads #preferedgenre @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 That‘s impressive! 2w
vivastory What are your thoughts on the upcoming Witcher show? 2w
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ljuliel I thought you were going to say this was your intended reading list for the weekend ! I would be mighty impressed if you could read that much in 3 days 😯 2w
Branwen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Thanks guys! 😁 @ljuliel I WISH I could read that fast and that much in three days! 😂🤣 @vivastory I think it looks really promising! I was a little skeptical at first but now I'm keeping more of an open mind! How about you? 2w
vivastory I'm definitely intrigued. I'm looking forward to the Amazon fantasy series more (LOTR & Wheel of Time), I think. But I have hopes for Witcher. I haven't read any of the books yet. Which one do you recommend as a good starting point? 2w
Branwen @vivastory I know what you mean, I am SO PSYCHED for the Wheel of Time series! So the way they numbered the books (at least the rereleased editions) is weird and doesn't make sense. There is book #1, which is called Blood of Elves, but I would actually start with the one entitled The Last Wish, which is not numbered. Read that one first! They are fantastic books! 😁💕📚 2w
vivastory Thanks for the recommendation 👍 2w
Branwen @vivastory Of course! Any time! 🤗💕📚 2w
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I'm a few days late to this challenge, so I'm going to do a few posts tonight to catch up! 😁 Here are all the Christmas books I'm looking forward to reading this holiday season! I really love a good, cheesy, romantic Christmas book! 😍📚💕

#gratefulreads #lookingforwardtoreading @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎅📚❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 🎅🏻🎄❤️ 2w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I am SO ready to party with y'all this weekend! 😎💕📚 Here is some of what I'm planning to read! What is everyone else going to be reading? @MrBook #mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

ValerieAndBooks I need to make a post soon! It‘ll be fun! 2w
Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 2w
MrBook Niiiiiice! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻☺️🤗 2w
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Branwen @Andrew65 @MrBook Thanks! 😀🎉 @ValerieAndBooks I think so too! I'm really looking forward to it! 😀 2w
HerDarkHuntress1 Omg I love Cadbury eggs! And Gideon is one of the books I was looking into for my audible on my road trip! 2w
Branwen @HerDarkHuntress1 That's so awesome! I'm only about 100 or so pages into Gideon but it's REALLY good so far! 😀 2w
HerDarkHuntress1 @Branwen there aren‘t any sexy times are there? It will offend the GareBears ears. There is nothing worse then having a grumpy copilot(ok he‘s piloting) when you just want to listen to a book. 2w
Branwen @HerDarkHuntress1 So far there haven't been any! 2w
HerDarkHuntress1 @Branwen Awesome! Thank you! 2w
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I have been getting to organize and handle so many cool things in my library archival internship so far! For example, this is a book of grocery store records from 1865! It's really interesting to touch the old, soft, paper and see the prices of things back then!

It makes me feel a bit like Lazlo Strange in his library, poring over old receipts and documents from Weep! 🤓💕📚

Amiable That's very cool! I do genealogy research, and love looking through old documents. 2w
Branwen @amiable That's so awesome! 🤓 Old documents and books are the best! I love the way they smell! 😍 📚 2w
babyruth2510 @Branwen I love reading old documents and seeing how penmanship and language changes through the years 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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First snow of the season this morning! ☃️❄🌬 I'm so glad I have this magical book with me today to enhance the excitement! 💕📚

Jee_HookedOnBookz Send some snow over pls! 😁 2w
DaveGreen7777 😧🌨☃️ 2w
Branwen @Jee_HookedOnBookz I'll get right on it! 🤣❄ @DaveGreen7777 I'm excited now, and that will probably last me through the holidays, but after that I'll be tired of the snow, I'm sure! 😁 Have you gotten any yet? 2w
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sharread I'm waiting for my book to come in the mail today, yassss. Snow here too, this is the earliest I can remember getting snow in Michigan. 2w
DaveGreen7777 @Branwen We haven‘t gotten any snow yet... which is just fine with me! I‘m not quite the snow enthusiast you are! 🥶❄️😂 2w
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 😁☃️💕 @sharread I'm in Michigan too! Hooray for mitten littens! 😀 Last year I think it was after Christmas before I got snow! I'm in Farmington, about twenty miles east of Detroit! Whereabouts are you? 2w
sharread @Branwen Westland/Livonia area. Too cold today and too many awesome books out. 🌨☃️⛄ 2w
Branwen @sharread Hahahaha! I agree! 😁 2w
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Honestly...I picked up this book so that I could review it and get points in my BookishFirst account! 😶 But I started it tonight and can't put it down! It's so good!

Also, what is going on with litsy? I keep seeing these surveys and talk about reviving litsy...is litsy in trouble, guys? I love this community so much and now I'm worried it's in trouble! Could I get some reassurance? 😓 Also I'm sorry, I know I post a lot of pics of my kitties!

Sace I think it's all OK. It sounds to me like the drama is more on FB? I'm not any kind of spokesperson or heavy user but I hadn't noticed a thing before today. Carry on and mute hashtags 🤣 2w
Sace Oh! What's BookishFirst? 2w
LibrarianRyan No no nothing to worry about. Litsy is not currently going anywhere. Some people who have been here for years have noticed an absence of other old timers and or a feeling. I do keep hearing this FB thing but I quit that years ago. We are good and fine. Just airing some love and some pet peeves. And frustration over iOS scrolling. 😁 2w
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Branwen @Sace Oh, okay, that's good to know! I didn't realize there was an issue either, so when I got on today and saw all the discourse about fixing litsy I got super anxious! 🤣😂 2w
LibrarianRyan @Sace bookish first.com. You can read excerpts of up coming books for a chance to win that book. At the same time you earn points and when you hit 2000 points you can “claim” a book and get it for free. Some are galleys some are hardcover novels won 4 and claimed 1. It resets every Friday I believe. 2w
Branwen @Sace OMG! Bookish First is an AMAZING website where you sign up for free and you can review books to earn points. If you earn enough points you can use them to get physical ARC's! Plus they have weekly giveaways where you can win the ARC's! And you don't need to write like a billion reviews to earn points. It's very reasonable. I've been using the site for less than a month and I've already earned two books and won one in a giveway! 2w
Sace @LibrarianRyan that's sounds like a lot of effort. So I won't be doing that. Lol. I prefer calling them "pioneer" to old timer. ? 2w
vivastory I think Litsy was going through a brief midlife crisis 😂 2w
Branwen @LibrarianRyan Oh, okay! WHEW! Thanks so much for clearing that up, friend! 😀 I don't know what I would do without litsy! 💕📚 It's such a great community! And I've discovered so many great books through here! 2w
Sace @Branwen maybe I'll at least look at it this weekend 2w
LibrarianRyan @Sace it can be. For me it depends on the month and how busy I am. If I have nothing better. Heck yeah. BTW I like OG (original gangster) myself. 😁 2w
Branwen @vivastory Ahahaha! It seems that way! 🤣😂 2w
Branwen @Sace It's pretty fun! I hope you like it! 😀 2w
Sace @LibrarianRyan yup. You win OG is awesome. 2w
RainyDayReading I was wondering this same thing! I haven‘t been on much the last few days because the new iOS update has made being on apps nearly unbearable. So when I finally summoned the courage to come on today I thought I had completely missed something haha. 2w
4thhouseontheleft @vivastory Or maybe teenage rebellion years? 🤣🤣 And @Branwen I love the 🐈 photos! 2w
ljuliel No worries. I just noticed that many original big posters have left and the activity in here has decreased considerably. I used to have a hard time keeping up with posts, now, they just trickle in a few at a time. I just thought maybe a questionnaire to see other‘s opinions and if we could get participation back up. Apparently I ruffled a few feathers , which was not my intent. (edited) 2w
Ericalambbrown @RainyDayReading My app has been terrible since that update! I think lots of iPhone users are on here less because of it. 2w
Branwen @Ericalambbrown @RainyDayReading I've been hearing this a lot as well! I hope the issue gets cleared up soon! 2w
Branwen @4thhouseontheleft Thank you so much! 😻💕 2w
Branwen @ljuliel Oh okay! That makes sense! Thanks for clearing that up! I hope the surveys help! 💕 2w
ljuliel Thanks for the understanding, @Branwen ❤️ 2w
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Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs @DaveGreen7777

1) Virginia Woolf & Ernest Hemingway
2) For Virginia I wouldn't ask a question, but rather just talk with her. I would give anything for a profound conversation with that woman. As for Hem, well, I'd love to have some kind of glorious love affair with him! 😶 And then talk about his marvelous writing. Honestly, I would just love to tell them both how much their work means to me.
3) Probably around 2000?

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚💗🤗 2w
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I loved the first book in this series SO MUCH when I read it that I sent the author a big gushy email about it! She was very kind and wrote me back a sweet email in response! I kind of have a special place in my heart for her now! 💕📚💕

juls29 She sounds awesome! Can‘t wait to hear what you think of the second book! 2w
Branwen @juls29 Thanks! I'm still trying to decide if I want to reread the first one first, or just dive right into the new one! 😁 2w
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Supernova | Marissa Meyer
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I love the color scheme of these covers! I'm so glad they didn't change the covers halfway through the series! It's really satisfying, I think, to complete collecting the books in a trilogy! 💕📚

TheBookAddict I‘m with you on that, I love the color schemes. 😍 👁 🍬 (edited) 2w
Branwen @TheBookAddict Right?! They just look so...cool! 😎 2w
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I'm very sorry for all the pictures of these books I'm going to be posting. They're just so perfect! I forgot how much I adore Maggie Stiefvater's writing and I can't wait to get lost in her words once more.

Texreader My daughter made my husband drive her to the bookstore tonight and buy her this book. I‘ve been meaning to read this author. I need to get to it!! 2w
Branwen @Texreader Awww that's so sweet of your hysvand to take her! Also it's awesome she was so excited for the book! Ooooh yes, I highly recommend that you read her work! I really think she's one of the best YA writers out there. Her characters and dialogue are just fantastic! 2w
AutumnRLS Which one should I read first? 😁 2w
Branwen @AutumnRLS I'm quite partial to her 'Wolves of Mercy Falls' series because those were the first books I read of hers and were what made me fall in love with her writing. But 'Scorpio Races' is fantastic, and this series may be her best one yet! I would say to maybe start with Scorpio Races? They're just all so good! I'm trying to decide if I want to reread the other books in this series again before starting to new one! 😀🤔 2w
AutumnRLS @Branwen added it to my wishlist! :) 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"There is a pirate in the basement."

Moukou and I agree that this is a stellar opening line! ??

#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #moukou

Leftcoastzen 👏😻 2w
Meaw_catlady 😻😻😻 2w
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Today was such an exciting day for new book releases! I forgot that I had these lovelies preordered until I came home and found them waiting for me after work! 😍 I'm a little bit in love with all of them, but especially the tagged book! 💕📚 #bookmail #bookhaul

DuckOfDoom Looks fantastic! I'm waiting for all of these books! 2w
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Steel Crow Saga | Paul Krueger
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Some late night reading with my best bud! 😻💕📚 This book is FANTASTIC so far! Super unique with tons of diverse characters! #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin

Dragon 😻 2w
Meaw_catlady Aww his lil mustache!🖤 2w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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During my walk today I spotted the prettiest trees ever! 🍁💕

DaveGreen7777 😍😍😍 3w
Texreader Gorgeous 3w
TheSpineView 🧡🍁💛 3w
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