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DorkieHollieReads

Joined September 2016

Booklover and English major. www.DorkieHollieReads.Wordpress.Com
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Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
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If It Makes You Happy | Claire Kann
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I am reading Umbrella Academy Vol. 1:Apocalypse Suite for the “When Marnie Was There”- “chosen family” prompt for the Ghibliathon. It‘s a readathon that is Studio Ghibliathon themed and I am so exited about this theme and readthon!! Anyone else doing this prompt? Have you read this series? How do you think it compares to the Netflix show?

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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I did a little library trip and picked up this beauty! I‘ve never read any of Jesmyn Ward‘s books, but I‘ve heard great things. If you are doing the @bookriot #readharderchallenge2019 this qualifies for the “book by a woman and/or AOC (Author of Color) that won a literary award in 2018” category. Have you guys read any of her books? What did you think? Let me know!!

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I am about half way through Destroyer Vol. 1, and it is sooo fascinating!! This is part of the #panelathon and I am so excited to take part!! What are some of your favorite graphic novels?

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I got new bedding!! Isn‘t it super cute? Lol. I freaking LOVE it! There‘s such a special satisfaction when you get into bed with fresh sheets and bedding! I also like how this is what I would call “nerd chic.” And the green pillow is an awesome homemade secret Santa gift from last year, it‘s the uniform for Tsuyu “Froppy” Asui from My Hero Academia, it stays on my bed regardless of the theme. Haha. Do you have nerd bedding too?

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Better late than never? 🤷🏾‍♀️ I KNOW that I‘m SUPER late to hop in this bandwagon, but I have a lot going on in my life right now, okay? I heard so many good things about Saga and an super excited to jump in! What‘s your favorite graphic novel/series? Also, what series should I start next? I‘m torn between Sex Criminals and Wicked&the Divine. Let me know! #sagagraphicnovel #graphicnovel #currentlyreading #bedtimeread #ireadpastmybedtime📖

GypsyKat I love this series so much! I also love Paper Girls, and the Locke & Key series is fantastic! 9mo
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My best friend has a book themed Baby Shower and I made these cute little party favors! Her favorite series is Harry Potter, so every guest got their “book worms” and a Harry Potter magnetic bookmark to take home. They came out way better than I thought! Lol. What do you guys think?

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I only have 1 hour left in this books and I definitely took the long way home to try and finish it. Lol. I‘m VERY sure that I am not the only one, right? 😅

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory

In regards to the benefits of single at a wedding “ Don‘t bring a sandwich to a buffet.” Lol. This killed me! #blackathon #theweddingdate #singlepringleclub

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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So,I‘m like 65% done with this book and she has just introduced a new story arc,but still has like 6 other issues to address and conclude. I just don‘t feel like there‘s enough pages to get to them all. I‘m worried it will have a rushed ending or a huge cliffhanger. Has this happened to you? You are minding your out business, reading a book and the you realize that there aren‘t enough pages to resolve all the issues? Let me know!

WanderingBookaneer Oh no! I literally just started this one! 12mo
DorkieHollieReads @WanderingBookaneer keep going! It‘s pretty good, I‘m just concerned about the ending. I still have 4 hours to go, so I could just be overreacting. 🤷🏾‍♀️. I‘ll let you know what I think and you tell me too, once you‘re done. 12mo
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I‘m only a fourth of the way through and I HATE the main character‘s sister! She is the ABSOLUTE WORST ! Has anyone read this? Did your feelings change for Ayoola over tine? Talk to me! I have feelings that need to be discussed! Lol.

AmyAgentBor I didn‘t think so. I thought she would come to her senses when the guy she liked was stabbed. I listened to it so I can‘t spell the names. 14mo
Mindyrecycles I don‘t think we‘re meant to like her. 😉 12mo
DorkieHollieReads @AmyAgentBor Right?! Like Once Ayoola shows like zero remorse killing her last boyfriend, I was kind of hoping she would have some sort of redemption arc, but it never came. And freaking Korede is just as bad! Like I am an older sister, but she HAS to says something! I hated the ending. I understood why it was that way, but I hated it! My favorite character was the dude that was in the coma! Lol I forget his name. 12mo
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A Bride's Story | Kaoru Mori
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For today‘s graphic novel a day-athon, I have started the manga Bride‘s Story by Kaoru Mori. I am not very far, but the artwork is beautiful. Even though it‘s all in black and white, the detailing and texture that they create in the different fabrics, are gorgeous. Thanks to the random customer that recommended this to me! #manga #currentlyreading #bridesstory #gorgeousartwork #itsallinthedetails #latenightreading

AvalonRoselin Glad you enjoyed the art on this one! My friend was happy to hear you liked it. Also hi, finally on Litsy way too long after you recommended it!! 14mo
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So continuing my basically read a full graphic novel before bed-athon, I have chosen Check, Please! By Ngozi Ukazu. I know nothing about this except that it‘s about hockey and that‘s something I don‘t know much about, so I‘m here to read out of my comfort zone and learn something new! So far, the art work is adorable and the main character is precious. Lol #checkplease #weneeddiversebooks #graphicnovels #bedtimereadings #readoutsidemycomfertzone

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This is my first Nancy Drew book ever!! And I have to say that 13 year old me, would have relished the maturity and action of this book, 32 year old me finds Nancy Drew‘s freakishly coincidental happenstances a bit suspicious. Lol. It was a cute quick read. I did find myself questioning a lot of things, but I had to remember that this wasn‘t written for me. Having now read one of her books, I can say my childhood was not lacking.

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Pashmina | Nidhi Chanani
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Since I have the week off from school&subbing, I have been doing mini readathons. Tonight I am going to finish Pashmina by Nishi Chanani. So far, it‘s really cute. It‘s a coming of age story involving an Indian American teenage girl and her quest to find herself, her faith, and answers to her mother‘s mysterious past in India, including what happened to her father.

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Sailor Moon 1 | Naoko Takeuchi
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This was my very first manga and I thoroughly enjoyed it! This volume introduces Sailor Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter (I dunno why they skipped Venus). Sailor Mercury has always been my fave, but I‘m leaning towards Sailor Mars, after this manga. Haha. What are some other good mangas to read? Did anyone else have issues at first adjusting to the reading style? Let me know!!😊

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I FINALLY have a new Blog Post!! Go check it out! It‘s a Playlist Book Tag, where I match books to the songs of Panic! At The Disco‘s last album! Also, what other album should I try this with? 🤔Link in my bio!! #bookblog #playlistbooktag #reading #booksandmusic #panicatthedisco #prayforthewicked #reading #booktag

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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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For my Book Riot Read Harder challenge, I‘m reading Persepolis for my “a book of social science.” I feel this counts as it has history, sociology, geography and is non fiction, so it would make it that much more accurate? 🤷🏾‍♀️If you can think of a better pick, please let me know. (No, really. I‘m not trying to be snarky, I need help!! Haha.)

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City of Ghosts | Victoria Schwab
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I freaking love maps in fictional books! Obviously, Edinburgh is a real place, but I am navigationally challenged, so I love it when books come with maps! Am I the only one? Does anyone else really care? Lol. 😅 If you are like me, what‘s your favorite bookish map, other than the ones in Harry Potter? I like the Darker Shade of Magic maps, and there‘s a gorgeous map inside the Children of Blood and Bone, and ,of course, there‘s the LOTR maps!

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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My #schwabtember pick for “Interesting Siblings,” is Clary and Jace from City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare. I‘m not going to spoil it, but I decided to call them “interesting” siblings, because the reveal at the end of this book and for most of the book to follow KILLED me! Lol. I also have my little Wonder Twins in the photo, cuz they are one of the most awesome siblings(not pictured,their monkey Gleek)EVER! Lol. And they don‘t get enough love.

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The #schwabtember bookstagram challenge theme for today is tortured character. I chose Sarah J Maas‘ A Court of Thorns and Roses. Who ISN‘T tortured in this book?! Lol. My favorites are Alice, Lucian, & Rhysand. Amarantha reminds me of Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon. Haha. I just finished this book for the first time (I know, I‘m late to the party), but I‘m excited to read the next one because I heard I get more of Rhysand. Yes, please!🙋🏾‍♀️ Lol.

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I‘m like 85% finished with ACOTAR and I have feelings and questions! I need to discuss! Lol. I‘m driving to class literally yelling at Feyre aka my stereo. I don‘t wanna ruin this book for anyone, so message me or something. Also, Lucian is my favorite so far.

julesG Discuss away - under a spoiler tag. (I just hit chapter 40 - the parties after the worm incident). #DickSoapGate #LitsyAfterDark 1y
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Ummm... so I had no idea there were sexy times in this book. I was not ready for it. Lol. I‘m not much for romance, so I kinda skipped those parts. Lol. Am@I The only one who does this? 😅

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The Backstagers #1 | James Tynion IV
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I have had a bit of a reading slump, so I‘m going to try and break that slump with some graphic novels! I have no idea what these are about, but I have always liked Boom! Box Studios‘ comics, so I‘m giving this a shot!

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I am doing a mini vacation/road trip and I feel like I might have enough books, but just in case I have 2 audiobooks and a couple new books ready on my Kindle. Lol. I‘m such a mood reader and I wanted to make sure was prepared. How do you guys decide which/how many books to bring on a trip?

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The Bookstore | Deborah Meyler
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My happy place...😍❤️📚#bookstore #bookstagram #shelfiesoverselfies

AstronomyObserve Same. Same. Bookstore = Heaven on Earth 1y
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I just got approved for my ARC of My Sister, The Serial Killer, and I could not be more excited! I can‘t wait to dig in! This novel isn‘t slated to come out until November, so someone else PLEASE get an ARC, so we can talk about it once I finish!! Lol.

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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“Why do girls always feel like they have to apologize for giving an opinion or taking up space in the world ?” Do you ever hear or read something and feel personally attacked? Well, that‘s how I felt when I heard this quote. I am notorious for saying “sorry” for like everything. Also, this book is hilarious and I highly recommend the audiobook for this.

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I have been in a weird mood lately and my library book haul reflects it. Lol. I have comic books, graphic novels, YA, middle grade, fantasy and a murder mystery! Here‘s hoping that one of these will get me out of my funk! Do you mood read or do you stick to a set TBR? Let me know!!

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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I know I am late to the party, but this is my most recent Pop Reads Box! I got 2 pops AND this awesome picture came already framed!!! Like who could ask for more? Oh yeah and the book is market as “part Wonder Woman, part Vikings...” consider me intrigued! Have you guys read this? Do you guys also have a Funko Pop addiction, on top of my book addiction? Lol.

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Waiting to Be Read | Jonika Antoinette Haynes
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Sooo, this is my TBR “jar.” Lol. These are all the books that I ALREADY own that I haven‘t read or don‘t remember reading.🤦🏾‍♀️🤭🤫 I will be picking 2 each month to read. This is my feeble attempt to conquer my shelves! Lol. Wish me luck! #tbr #booknerd #currentlyreading

Well-ReadNeck Great idea! 2y
Sarah83 Looks great 😍 2y
Mdargusch I love your idea! 2y
Linsy I love this!! 2y
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“I am Delilah Bard, she thought. Pirate, thief, magician.Her fingertips began to thrum.
I have crossed worlds and taken ships. Fought queens and saved cities.Her bones shuddered and her blood raced. I am one of a kind.” When Delilah said this I was screaming “”YAAASSSS, Queen!!” Lol. Am I the only one with this reaction? Lol #deliahbard #gatheringofshadows #queen

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I‘m screaming on the inside and I just got my signed copy of Tomi Adeyemi‘s Children of Blood and Bone from the @MystGalaxyBooks bookstore! I‘m so excited and can‘t wait to DEVOUR this book!! #reading #browngirlonthecover #weneedmorediversebooks #NowWeRise

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Ghost | Jason Reynolds
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‪“You can‘t run away from who you are, but what you can do is, run towards who you want to be”‬
‪- Coach Otis Brody in “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds you haven‘t read this series, treat yourself and read it!!‬

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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I just received my Pop Reads Box and I‘m so excited, as it combines the 2 things I adore most in the world(beside food and family and friends, etc)! Lol. But I LOVE it all and I was literally on my way to The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (I just finished reading my library copy) and then I got it in here, so...winning!! Also, the candle by Belle and Co Candlemakers smells amazing! #popreadsbox

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I just pre ordered Angie Thomas‘ new book On The Come Up, did you? If not, DO IT NOW!!! Her writing is Amazeballs! She can do an adaptation of the dictionary and I‘d read it! Lol. #weneeddiversebooks #LilBrit #InLoveWithTheCover

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I don‘t normally share my bullet journaling, cuz I think I suck at it, lol, but I was super proud of myself for this. It‘s my book tracker for the year and I am still debating if I will color in the books after I write in their titles or not, but yeah. Here it is! #bulletjournaling #booktracker #books #bookworm

Jess7 Pretty! 2y
Nebklvr Love it 2y
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I am SOOO excited with January‘s LitJoy Crate! The book, “Batman: Nightwalker,” is ACTUALLY signed by Marie Lu, not a book plate AND the pen projects the Bat Symbol!! #litjoycrate #batman #batmannightwalker #books #bookishsubscriptionbox

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I‘m participating in the Winter BiAnnual Bibliothon! Check out my blog (www.dorkieholliereads.wordpress.com) for more details and information on how to join in with me!! These and one other book (Otherworld by Jason Siegel and Kristen Miller) are the books I‘m gonna be attempting to read in January 20-26!! Wish me luck! I‘m a slow reader. Lol.

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How to be a Bookworm and Adult at the same time. Lol. This way, I get my chores done and my book finished today! Lol. #reading #bookworm #adulting #chores P.S. ignore my amateur bullet journaling skills. Lol.

WhatDeeReads Your technique and your bullet journaling are top notch! 2y
DorkieHollieReads @WhatDeeReads thank you! I used a printable worksheet, but had to add into the end. Lol. But I like it so far. I‘m trying to get my life together this year and organization is a HUGE flaw that I have. I feel like it‘s helping. Who knows? Haha. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 2y
WhatDeeReads @DorkieHollieReads Ooooohhhhh! Printable worksheet! Where‘d you get it from? My mama drilled organization and planner usage into me all my life. I‘m so grateful. 2y
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DorkieHollieReads @WhatDeeReads there are a TON of Pinterest! I think the one in this picture is from Creative Clementine‘s website. But I literally search “bullet journal free Printables” and Thera so many, and I can get specific, like “daily to do list, monthly planner, book tracker, water tracker, etc” 2y
cocomass I do this ALL 👏🏽 THE 👏🏽 TIME 👏🏽 2y
WhatDeeReads @DorkieHollieReads I am definitely gonna try this. Thanks! 2y
DorkieHollieReads @cocomass I dunno why I hadn‘t before, but I‘m like 50 pages away from finishing a book, but I‘m off today and need to get housework done, so I figured this was the best way to make me and my boyfriend happy. Lol. 2y
lgshelton 😂😂😂 love this!!!! 2y
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YAASSS!🙌🏾 This passage is EVERYTHING! I am a woman and am not denying or rejecting my womanhood with the choice of dress and fashion. Growing up as a “tomboy” I wore and shopped in the boys sections cuz I like graphic tees over blouses and was always told to be more “like a girl.” So, this just resonates with me deeply. #currentlyreading #genderroles #tomboy

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I‘m on Twitter now! I have no idea what I‘m doing, so please help me out and leave your Twitter handle, so I can follow you too!! Lol

MisterWhitaker Welcome to the Best Worst Website in the World! I'm going to go follow you now. I'm @MisterWhitaker on Twitter 2y
DorkieHollieReads @MisterWhitaker thank you! Lol. And I followed you too! Any tips? It‘s a bit of a sensory/information overload. Haha. 2y
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My New Year‘s Resolution is to post more on my book blog and I‘m starting the year off with a bang! I recently did a book unhaul and if you would like to know more, check out my blog at:DorkieHollieReads.Wordpress.com ! I look forward to seeing you in the comments!!☺️

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Happy Birthday, Sherlock! Today he would have been 164 and still driving Watson mad! Lol. So, cheers to our favorite high functioning sociopathic detective! You don‘t look a day over 150! Lol.

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer | Leigh Bardugo
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My first attempt at a Book and Funko Tree! I love it!! Also, I realized way too late that I have zero lights 😅, but it‘s all a learning experience. Lol. I think it‘s super cute and my “topper” is appropriate for my household. Haha. Here‘s to learning new things and not being afraid to them! #booktree #funkotree #bookstagram #books #bookworm

MrBook Oh my goodness, this is amazing! Love it! 😁👌🏻 2y
GypsyKat So awesome!!! 😍 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Cute idea! 2y
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This is my first Rick Riordan book and I am thoroughly enjoying it! I‘ve found myself literally laughing out loud at this audiobook and the portrayal of Apollo. I don‘t care that this is a middle grade or whatever, but so entertaining and so far, I recommend it!!

jfalkens His Percy Jackson series(Olympians and Heroes of Olympus) is fantastic too! It's set in the same world as Apollo. This is the first book in the first Percy Jackson series(Olympians) 2y
DorkieHollieReads @jfalkens yeah, I dunno why I never read them! I really like his writing! Apollo gave like vague spoilers from previous Percy Jackson books, and Percy Jackson makes a couple of appearances, but he isn‘t the focus. I totally plan on reading he series in 2018! 2y
jfalkens @DorkieHollieReads it's really good and I hope you enjoy them too 😊 His Percy series is really similar to his Apollo series 😊 2y
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Waiting for my Genius Bar appointment and reading. I came across this passage from Roxane Gay‘s Hunger: A Memoir and after highlighting it, my note added was “PREACH!!!” So good and I‘m only on chapter 4! #reading #readwhileyouwait #roxanegay #seenandnotheard

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Nyxia | Scott Reintgen
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September‘s LitJoy Crate is here! I got so many awesome things, as usual. This month I received: a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, a ring, gorgeous artwork, neat looking Galaxy soap, pins, schnazzy pencil pouch, cool pen that looks like a key and as always an awesome book! This month it‘s Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. It look really interesting and I can‘t wait to dive in!!

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August's LitJoy Crate featured Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo of the Grisha Trilogy/Six of Crows fame&ball around AMAZING writer. I'm so excited to dive into this book and the Themyscira candle smells so divine!! Do you guys use any Bookish Subscription Box Services? If so, which ones? I'm debating if I want to try NerdyPost as they don't include a book, but only has bookish goodies, but sure. #wonderwoman #bookishsubscriptionbox

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