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Eyelit
Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Earlier this week I read the memoir - and last night I had the chance to see the subject live (and first real public outing in a few years)! Good book. Great show. It‘s been a Hannah Gadsby filled week. 😃 love her.

Magpiegem I‘m just finishing this memoir on audio. I so appreciate her insights into her experience and a queer autistic women. It‘s such a generous gift to give. 1mo
Eyelit @Magpiegem absolutely! 1mo
DivineDiana How fabulous! 1mo
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Eyelit
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Pickpick

An absolutely delightful romp of a book! 10/10 would read again. 😄

BrittanyReads This one was a lot of fun!! 2mo
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Eyelit
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I mean, she‘s not wrong 😹

BookDragonNotWorm That's so funny 😂 2mo
DivineDiana Perfect! 😻 1mo
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Eyelit
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A young woman, obsessed with gothic romances, sees a young man flailing in the river while walking home. I love her priorities before jumping in to rescue him. 👏📚☂️

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Eyelit
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Didn‘t get out to any local indie bookstores today, sadly… but I‘m loving this tweet (and feeling called out lol)
#whereisthelie #independentbookstoreday

Christine LOL - too true! I didn‘t get to the stores in person today either but did do an online order through a new local indie. I will “suffer” through the 4-8 day shipping window. 😁 2mo
sprainedbrain This is so true! 2mo
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If Ur Stabby | Kaz Windness
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This brief graphic is such a great darkly comic diversion. Sarcastic and hostile unicorn navigates modern life in small vignettes. Funny/cynical interpretations of tarot cards sprinkled throughout. Just what I needed today 🤣 🦄 💀

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Eyelit
Panther | Brecht Evens
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Um… wtf did I just read? I picked this up from the library because of the gorgeous cover (flipping through I was intrigued by the art).
I read this last night and I‘m still pondering. It‘s deeply unsettling and what I thought I was getting (young girl creates imaginary friend to cope with loss of a pet) was absolutely not the case.
This book should def come with a bunch of content warnings… and that ambiguous ending, ugh.
Love the art tho.

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If Ur Stabby | Kaz Windness
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Planning on binging on some graphic novels for #worldbookday 😄📚💜
It‘s been a minutes since I‘ve spent a whole afternoon/evening reading and I‘m def looking forward to it!

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Eyelit
Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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Oh, Hi!!! I can‘t believe it‘s been a literal month since I‘ve been on most social media platforms (and after making a promise to myself to be more conscientious about posting here, lol, sigh)… it‘s been a busy spring and things are finally calming down. 😄

Two recent book purchases I‘m super excited about (and a new baby cactus cause I‘m basically obsessed with plants these days)

How are y‘all doing? 😘

AmyG I hear Nanette is excellent. And I share your plant obsession. It‘s new for me. Love the cactus! 2mo
rachelsbrittain I'm excited for both of these as well! Actually a few chapters into Nanette right now. 2mo
EvieBee Nice! And that cactus planter is the cutest thing I ever saw! 🐦 2mo
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Eyelit
4 Kids Walk Into a Bank Tp | Matthew Rosenberg
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This comic was an absolute hoot… up until that unexpected dark turn towards the end. Still a good story, just wish they‘d kept the tone consistent throughout instead of that abrupt (and gotta say once more: unexpectedly dark) ending. I‘d still recommend.
Panels above is an example of one of the kids doing some super subtle reconnaissance 🤣

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Eyelit
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This chart is SO Satisfying! My 2022 reading is pretty well balanced so far… for the first time in forever 🤣
Hopefully I can continue this balance for the rest of the year! 🤞📚🤞
#readinggoals #thestorygraph

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Eyelit
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Omg, y‘all- this manga is so cute! It‘s the daily life of a young woman who lives with two very different personality animals (grumpy ninja cat and hyper lovey dog) and all the fun (and frustrations) that ensues. I read volumes 1-5 last month and I really hope more is coming! If you need something lighthearted and pure in your life I recommend this.

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Eyelit
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I can only give this graphic novel a so-so rating because I liked the art (despite the fact that it was equally parts intriguing and disorienting 🤣). The story was very confusing to me - if there was a story at all. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Cats on Instagram | @Cats_of_instagram
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I‘ve been in a social media slump this month (partly because I discovered stardew valley and any non reading free time is spent on that lol) - but I‘ve missed my Litsy fix so I‘m going to try to do better at checking in here regularly and start participating more. Thankfully #pemberlittens have got quite a few buddy reads going on so🤞I can keep up!
In the meantime - here‘s Elliot being very cat. #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Haiiii Elliot!!! 😻😻 5mo
Liatrek 😻😻😻 5mo
rabbitprincess I can relate to getting sucked into Stardew Valley! I got it almost a year ago and now have three save files going in it 🤣🤣 Also hello Elliot! 😻 (edited) 5mo
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Ruthiella 😻😻😻 5mo
Leftcoastzen So cute!😻 5mo
inthegreensandblues A paper bag IN a box?! What a find, Elliot! 😆 5mo
janeycanuck Stardew Valley is like crack to me. I have a dog named Rutabaga and a horse named Parsnip and it makes me so happy @rabbitprincess 5mo
rabbitprincess @janeycanuck Those are wonderful names! In my main save my orange cat is named Rufus and the horse is Francilea, after a character in 5mo
Eyelit @janeycanuck @rabbitprincess omg I love that! I‘ve been naming my animals mostly after buffy characters or my musical icons, but I know I‘m going to run out soon lol and will need to move on to bookish names 5mo
rabbitprincess @Eyelit I named my void chicken Dormammu because I‘d been watching Doctor Strange recently 😂 5mo
Eyelit Ooh! Maybe I‘ll move on to marvel characters next instead! 😄 @rabbitprincess 5mo
janeycanuck @Eyelit @rabbitprincess All my other animals are still just default names. I need to get cracking on finding good names for them. 5mo
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Eyelit
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While my intended January tbr is pretty large - these are the mandatory reads for the month for various book clubs or read-alongs 😂
Totally doable, if I don‘t get distracted by the holiday acquisitions or library books 📚🤞

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Eyelit
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My year in review: goals met! Some interesting trends in rate of reading throughout the year (summer months look like my highest reading months) and a neat breakdown of genres, format, and fiction vs nonfiction… def need to ramp up on nonfiction on the new year!
Will also pay attention to format on #storygraph going forward cause I know that audio % is way too low 😂 #2021stats #readingstats #thestorygraph
(Booked tagged is last finished of year)

elkeOriginal I have been cleaning my formats in StoryGraph. These graphs help see what is wonky and needs attention. I love it! 6mo
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Eyelit
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Waiting until the last minute to post just in case I finished a masterpiece today, lol.
My #top21in21 books feel more eclectic than past years - and this is the first time an author has been featured twice in my end of year list.
Becky Chambers wins the year - I read all of her available books and two made my list with 5 stars 🤩
I‘m pleased with the number of nonfiction titles, but am still resolved to read more in the new year!
#top21in2021

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Eyelit
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Lazy Sunday! Tilney and I are enjoying a quiet day of reading/napping. Elliot (not pictured) has the zoomies… hopefully she tires out soon and joins the couch brigade 😸 #catsoflitsy

FlowerFairy Awww! What a sweet baby 🥰 6mo
Leftcoastzen Aww!😻I have one with the zoomies too! 6mo
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Eyelit
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Coziest of cozy #caturday evenings 😸
#catsoflitsy

Soubhiville Aw snuggles. 7mo
Crazeedi Purrrrrrrfect !😽 7mo
BookBabe 😸 6mo
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Eyelit
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My sis knows me well - this was a surprise gift in the mail yesterday. 🥰

Looks fun! Will hold off on cracking this one open until some chores are done, tho 😄

Might be of interest to my #pemberlittens 😘

Soubhiville Oooo, looks fun. 7mo
Kdgordon88 💜💜💜 7mo
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Eyelit
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I‘m kind of surprised by the fact that I managed to meet/exceed my reading goal for the year this early! Thanks to audiobooks, no doubt. I‘ve also met my tbr goals - and the only outstanding goals are Reading Women Challenge (3 left) and Book Riot areas Harder Challenge (1 left). #readinggoals #thestorygraph

Kdgordon88 Well done! 7mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 7mo
Soubhiville Wow! Listening at super-human-fast speed has paid off 😉. 7mo
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Eyelit
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Slowly perusing this sumptuous tome of photographs taken in various libraries around the western world… gorgeousness and stillness throughout. I would love to visit many of these libraries - some to revel in the beauty, others to see how they‘ve changed since the photographs were taken (mostly in the 90s and very early 2000s).

Nute Wow! Each is stunning!🤩 8mo
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Eyelit
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I don‘t know much about John Cena, but his little book of affirmations is surprisingly delightful - helped much by the lovely illustrations. (Super random new library shelf grab ftw 😄)

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Monthly Statistics | Illinois. Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
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October was another good reading month - if I keep up this streak I‘ll complete my reading goals by the end of this month (🤞)! I‘m loving how #thestorygraph keeps adding new graphs/stats- the daily tracking is something I‘ve just recently started taking advantage of - time will tell if I keep up 😬
My only quibble with October is how little nonfiction I read - I def need to fix that! #nonfictionnovember 🤩#monthlystats #storygraph

elkeOriginal Love the graphs! I am working on my GR import now so I can dive into using StoryGraph! 6mo
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Catnap | Gillian Slovo
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My two dorks: living their best life (and guarding my too many library books - you know you have a problem when you have an entire shelf dedicated to library books 😂) #catsoflitsy

Mitch Gorgeous kitties! 8mo
EvieBee Gorgeous kittens and I too have that library book problem! 8mo
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Eyelit
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This series continues to deliver! More drama, intrigue, backstory… can‘t wait to see what‘s next 😄

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Cover | Brian Michael Bendis
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This was really interesting! A bit of a slow burn start - but once it got going, whoo boy! This had so many things I liked! Basic premise: A comic book artist gets pulled into the world of espionage. Of course there‘s more to and the fun of it is reading it fresh. Recommended.

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Eyelit
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I tore through these YA Techno Thrillers in a matter of days (and just in time for book club, too)! 😄
I was primed to enjoy these because I loved the short story that inspired them - these books are much darker than the original story, but they are eminently readable and I highly recommend.

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Robots vs. Fairies | Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
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Late night reading companion. 🥰
Tilney is keeping it weird this evening. What even are cats? 😄 #catsoflitsy #ottercat

WorldsOkayestStepMom 😻😻😻 9mo
Soubhiville Kitty yoga naps for the win. 💕 9mo
AlaMich It‘s a proven fact that they have no bones! 😂 9mo
ravenlee When my tabby does that my husband says somebody broke the cat. 9mo
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Saga #54 | Brian K. Vaughan
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booklover3258 YAYAYAYYAYYYY!! Finally! 9mo
readingjedi OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead Woohoo!!!!!!!! ❤ 9mo
archaeolibrarianologist *squeeeeeeee* 9mo
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Eyelit
The Curie Society | Janet Harvey, Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni
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Young women in STEM. Espionage. Unchecked Nerdery. This graphic novel was really fun! I hope this series continues. 🤩

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You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife | Kel McDonald, Andrea Purcell
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I love specialty covers - and this glow in the dark one caught me by surprise. Wasn‘t expecting this appropriately creepy cover for this month! 🤩

Borrowed it from the library a bit ago and am now getting around to it.

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Eyelit
Monthly Statistics | Illinois. Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
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Summer ended on a pretty decent note… got through a few chunksters in September and feeling quite pleased about that. 😃
I‘m really liking some of the new stats on #thestorygraph (format being one of the most relevant to me at the moment).
Here‘s hoping o can keep up the reading momentum throughout Autumn 🤞
#monthlystats #storygraph

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Eyelit
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I had pretty low expectations for this going in - the original series still holds a special place in my heart. I‘m happy to say that I really liked this reimagining/continuation - and I wouldn‘t be mad if there were more of this to come.

Nutmegnc I tried to watch the series and had a hard time getting into it. Should I try again? 9mo
Eyelit @Nutmegnc I liked the show, even tho it‘s somewhat different from the comic book series. I‘d recommended giving it another chance 🙂 (edited) 9mo
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Eyelit
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Most recent library borrows - it‘s a nonfiction graphic novel kind of week 😄

Soubhiville Fun covers. 10mo
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Eyelit
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I really wish more books like this existed when I was younger - such a validating resource this would have been!
I appreciate Burgess‘s candor about her asexuality (as well as her OCD). Would def recommend this one to anyone and everyone. 😃

TiredLibrarian The teen librarian at my library highly recommended this, too. 😊 10mo
Megabooks Great review! 10mo
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Eyelit
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My September #tbr pile of books I must finish this month (two due soon to the library, 2 are for book clubs, 1 is a book I started in January and am well overdue on returning to 😂)
Am just noticing that there‘s a slight color scheme here 😄

jmtrivera What's black and white and red all over? 😂 10mo
archaeolibrarianologist Uzumaki!! Soooo good. I'm not even a Manga fan. 10mo
Eyelit @jmtrivera right?!? 🤣 10mo
Eyelit @archaeolibrarianologist good to know! I‘ve been making my way through Junji Ito‘s catalogue this past year - so creepy and so good 😆 10mo
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Monthly Statistics | Illinois. Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
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August was a really good month for reading for me! Even managed to get a few chunksters in. 😄
#thestorygraph has added more stats options so I‘m playing around with those and having fun (I think the graph for print vs digital is off, so I need to look into my default book settings 😆)
If I keep up my reading I‘ll maybe even hit my reading goals early this year 🤞 #monthlystats #storygraph

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Querkles: Cats | Thomas Pavitte
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Doing some #audiocoloring while finishing up the first book in the Mistborn series this early afternoon.
Many thanks to @Soubhiville for introducing me to the Querkles coloring books. Love them!

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As I was checking out the staff person asked if I wanted the books stamped - I said of course. Such a cute idea! 😍 #nowherebookshop

gossamerchild Oh I'm so glad you are able to visit that store in person! 11mo
charl08 Love this idea. Wish my local did it! 10mo
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Eyelit
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My #bookhaul from my field trip to Nowhere Bookshop. I‘m so excited about all of these 🤩

Soubhiville What a cute bookmark! 11mo
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Nowhere Bookshop | San Antonio, TX (Bookstore)
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Field trip day with @Soubhiville down to San Antone to visit Jenny Lawson‘s lovely bookshop. I really loved this shop - it‘s small but it‘s got a great selection of books that felt tailored to me (so dangerous!) - and all of the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would def visit again (tho my bank account needs to recover a little bit first) 😂📚💜
Good friends and good books make for a great day! #bookstoretourism

Ruthiella I thought that cat looked familiar! That‘s so cool you were able to meet up in person. (edited) 11mo
Hollie I would love to visit there someday! 11mo
Texreader @Soubhiville I am so sorry I didn‘t get to join you!! I was right here at home a mile away. Alas… 11mo
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The Annotated Persuasion | Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
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I hope this isn‘t too late (time def got away from me this week 🙄😄)
I love the owl mugs @BennettBookworm and am excited to enter your #steamygiveaway - such a fun idea 🦉💜
I don‘t own a lot of mugs, sadly - but my fave is one I actually received from a Litsy swap box years ago. And it just so happens to match my current read right now 😍

BennettBookworm Thanks for entering! That is such a perfect match LOL! 11mo
Soubhiville Good luck! 11mo
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Monthly Statistics | Illinois. Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
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July was another good month for reading - especially graphic novels 😄
I still need to go better on my nonfiction goals - ideally I‘d like that to be 50% or more of my reading… but that just hasn‘t happened yet. #monthlystats #storygraph

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Day 2 of #litsysummercamp is pretty meh
After being kept up most of the night with lightning and thunder - the day itself is drizzly and unseasonably cool. I‘m not complaining too much tho cause August is usually hotter than hades here 😆
Listening to tagged book to keep in the summer mentality 😄

ImperfectCJ That's a summery book for a dreary day! I hope you get better rest tonight. 11mo
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Eyelit
Spy Island | Chelsea Cain
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Once again Chelsea Cain delights and entertains! This mad bonkers comic involves the following:

The Bermuda Triangle
Spies (oh so many spies)
Mermaids
Firm tongue in cheek narration
Alcohol (just about all the alcohol)

And what a fun ride it all was! I read this last night and I‘m still chuckling to myself over this book.

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The Blue Castle | L. M. Montgomery
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Joining a little late (or maybe just in time 😄)
1. Cabin. No doubt.
2. Camp Kittehs
3. Tagged 💙 🏰
4. Read everyday on my kindle and try to have more nonfiction in the mix 🤓
#litsysummercamp #litsysummercampreadathon

Looking forward to a fun camping experience 😄

ImperfectCJ Oh, my, I own The Blue Castle but haven't read it since freshman year of high school. I'm going to have to pull it off the shelf now! Also... ❤ Camp Kittehs! Great to have you at camp this week! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Blue Castle is one of my all-time favorites!! 11mo
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Folklords | Matt Kindt, Matt Smith (Illustrator)
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A young man and some friends quest to find the mythical folklords in a land that definitely isn‘t all that it appears. I enjoyed this ode to fairy/folk tales and I really hope the series will continue.

emtobiasz Oh good! I just grabbed this from the library. 11mo
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Eyelit
Monstress Vol. 3 | Marjorie Liu
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Finally catching up with Monstress. I read the first two volumes of the series years ago (reread them this week as a refresher) and then put it aside for other less complex series 😆
The art in Monstress is just stunning. I often find myself having to reread some panels cause I‘ll get lost in the details of the art. That‘s not to say the story isn‘t compelling - the art and writing complement each other very well in this series
Still loving it!

vivastory I recently checked out book 1 from the library. Looking forward to it! 12mo
nanuska_153 That looks amazing 😍 12mo
Cathythoughts Great picture 12mo
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Eyelit
Ody-C, Volume 1 | Matt Fraction
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Hoo boy, was this a struggle to read. My expectations for this one may have been too high (or it really is just that bad, lol).
Concept is very cool: gender-bent retelling of the odyssey set in space! 🤩
The execution of the concept is uneven at best. So unfortunate, cause I usually like Fraction‘s work. I probably won‘t continue the series, cause I can‘t imagine it improves as it goes along.

vivastory Thanks for the review. This has been hanging out on my graphic novel TBR ever since I saw it on a best of the year list 12mo
Soubhiville I have a coloring book with this name…. It‘s the most bizarre coloring book ever. I‘ll have to try to remember to bring it to you next weekend. 12mo
Eyelit @Soubhiville ooh, please do! I‘m sure it is based on this series, and I‘m curious what images they selected 😄 12mo
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