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Joined September 2016

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Emily the Strange: The Lost Days by Rob Reger, Jessica Gruner
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The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
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QualityLand: Roman | Marc-Uwe Kling
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"TheShop...bought up QualityCity's unused space dock...and transformed it into an offline shopping center. An insanely hip idea. It's like a virtual shopping center, except that you're really inside it, in real life. And once you've chosen a product, the delivery time is a sensational zero seconds." I have no words ??? #SciFiSummer

julesG 🤣 It's just as good in English as it is in the German original version. 3mo
Fr3NcHtOaSt I really liked this book a lot 3mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.“ Always watch out for us short ones 😂 #SciFiSummer

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For me, the Summer is the best time of year for reading Science Fiction. So, from June 21st, the official first day of Summer, to the 21st of September (the day before the Autumnal Equinox), I'm reading as much Sci-Fi as possible. I've got a lot of it on my TBR shelves, and I'm inviting all of you to join me! #SciFiSummer
Get the details here: https://fortifiedbybooks.com/sci-fi-summer-reading-challenge-2022/

AmandaBlaze I'm in! 3mo
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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Both of my reading buddies, Dresden and Raith, are hanging out with me in the den now. Life is good 😊 #readathon

Leftcoastzen Awwww! 😻 5mo
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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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32 oz of water down, 32 oz to go, but Dresden is literally snoring so I doubt I'll get to move anytime soon, and I don't want to wake him by yelling for the Boyfriend. Also, I haven't read a book this good in quite a while. #readathon

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Gallant | V.E. Schwab
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I rewarded myself with a new book from my wishlist for finally reading enough of my physical TBR to have some empty space on the shelves. I'm also having a dirty chai and a very late lunch/early dinner during #readathon

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Well of Lost Plots | Jasper Fforde
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Finally getting dressed so I can mark off a couple more #readathon bingo squares

SRWCF Haha - those socks!!! 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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I've got a kitten lump curled up next to me while I read. I'm stuck in a slightly awkward position, hence the weird angle of the camera 😆#readathon

Leftcoastzen Hooray for kitty lumps it‘s #caturday ! 5mo
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"Goodness, she could hardly bear to think about the terrible people who might appear on her doorstep. Vegans? Hippies? Politicians?" ???The Willoughbys Return is shaping up to be just as wonderfully hilarious as the first book. Both books make me think of Matilda and a Series of Unfortunate Events.

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 God forbid VEGANS turn up at her door! 🚪 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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Though I'm not working today for a legitimate reason (spinal stenosis is a b*tch) and not to read all day, this paragraph is on point. "...chances are you've experienced bouts of antisocial behavior and 'read rage' outbursts... Because although you participate in society as much as necessary..., you'd rather be reading...Did you think it was just you?...You've just never met any of the others, because we don't want to talk to you either." ?

LiteraryinLawrence This is a reminder of how much I loved this book! 6mo
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I know I'm finally out of a depressive episode when I have the urge and energy to bake. I made tart cherry drop scones this morning. I'm not going to say that reading brought me out of it, but the first sign that I'm getting better is wanting to read more and enjoying what I read instead of everything being and feeling blah and gray and not worth the effort. The tagged book had been making me laugh.

LiteraryinLawrence I relate to all of this. So happy for you that you‘re coming out on the other side. 6mo
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Bookzombie 💗💗💗 6mo
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My increasingly grumpy fur baby, Dresden, spent a good ten minutes grumbling about me not being in bed yet before finally settling down by the fireplace. It's obvious he's only tolerating my continuing to participate in the #readathon 🤣

Leftcoastzen Time to go to bed I say! I have one that scolds me too! 11mo
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One of my #readathon buddies finally made an appearance. I suspect he only showed out of interest in the warmth coming from the fireplace.

Leftcoastzen Awwww!😻 11mo
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It's only a small fire, since it's already after 8, but it's the first in our new house and I absolutely love having a real fireplace instead of watching one on Netflix 😆 #readathon

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I was craving comfort food, so the boyfriend ordered way too much food (the family pack) from Bob Evans. I love him because we now have food for several dinners and it's perfect for the cold gloomy weather. #readathon

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Listening to the chapter "Blame", I just about crapped myself given the state of the world we currently live in. #readarhon

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#audiowalking at a local park during #readathon

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Great first read of the #readathon, and a hilarious, quick read for lovers of Horror movies.

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A blueberry kolache and tea for Elevenses. I had an egg and sausage kolache for Second Breakfast. #Readathon

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This book is hilarious and a perfect start to the#readathon. I've been so busy unpacking and finding a place for everything in the new house that I didn't realize just how much I needed this weekend of laying around in my bookish pajamas with a stack of good books and an endless cup of tea. I'm so glad I didn't decide to skip it this time like I had been thinking of doing. The boxes can wait.

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I've got my breakfast and tea ready along side my stack of books, my #readathon journal, and my audio player and earbuds fully charged and ready to play my "October Country" playlist (named after the book by Ray Bradbury). Let's get this party started!

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The Sweet Far Thing | Libba Bray
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I'm prepped and ready for the #readathon tomorrow and now I'm in bed for a little pre-readathon reading before I go to sleep. I've only got about 15 pages left of the tagged book.

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I've got my first reading location set up for the#readathon tomorrow. The tagged book is what I'll be reading first.

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I'm pretty sure this is the first time Raith has ever slept on my lap! ❤️ He's very much a prude and I'm still not able to pet him without getting some serious side eye. 😆 I'm just glad he's finally joined in the #readathon tradition of laying on me while I read. His brother Dresden has been doing it for years.

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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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My new Kindle cover.

AkashaVampie Beautiful 1y
readingjedi Oh wow, I absolutely adore that 😍 1y
Smrloomis Cool! 1y
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IuliaC Splendid! 1y
QuietlyLaura That‘s fantastic! May I ask where you found your kindle cover? I would love to get my husband one! Thanks. ☺️ 1y
Fortifiedbybooks @QuietlyLaura I found it on Etsy 😊 1y
QuietlyLaura Thank you! ☺️ 1y
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Doctor Who: The Vault | Marcus Hearn
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A month or so ago, I picked up my Kindle only to discover that one of my cats had chewed up the custom cover my Boyfriend got me nearly 7 years ago. Of course, I couldn't find another cover that looks like River Song's 500 Year journal. What I did end up getting is even better, IMO, and can be seen in the next post.

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"Rabble-rousing, huh? So what do you call exploding magic and breaking into people's houses? Tea-time frolics?" ??

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I haven't been able to move since around 11:30 pm thanks this dude, Dresden, who is determined to not let me do anything but read. I can't even fall asleep, though, to be fair, the book is too good to go to sleep now anyway. #Readathon

Scochrane26 My cat likes to lay down my legs, too. 😺 1y
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Pizza seems like the perfect food to go with this book. If only I had a can of Mountain Dew to go with it 😂 #Readathon

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Faithfully Religionless | Timber Hawkeye
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All of my book-related mugs are in storage. This is my favorite mug that was in the cabinet of the furnished apartment the Boyfriend and I are renting while we wait to move into the house we're buying. It's currently filled with toasted coconut and almond tea, and I'm about to snack on some biscotti and cherry pastry bites. #readathon

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A rare thing for Raith is to sit in my lap willingly. Perhaps this is his #readathon present to me? 😆

Leftcoastzen Awwww! So cute!😻 1y
WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 13mo
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Prologue Bookshop | Columbus, Ohio (Bookstore)
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I walked to Prologue Bookshop for Independent Bookstore Day and picked up a couple of books that have been on my wishlist for awhile, a pair of socks, and the Broken oracle deck, all while listening to an audiobook for Dewey's 24-Hour #Readathon

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"You can't have one without the other," she reasoned.

"Like chocolate and peanut butter," Julie said.

I'm looking forward to eating the chocolate peanut butter cups I got specifically for #readathon

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Here, There Be Dragons | James A. Owen
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#AudioColoring #YouAreHere Supervision is being provided by Raith. "She taught me it was better to be uniquely broken than perfectly the same." - Jenny Lawson

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The Boyfriend asked me to go to a cigar lounge before we go out to dinner to celebrate his birthday and he told me to bring a book. I chose a box of Ashton half coronas and a double rum and coke to go with the 2nd book in the Magic Ex Libris series. 📚🥃💨

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"Sometimes the shape of an entire book will be compacted into the memory of a single scene: something simple...." I have memories like this of many books. Sometimes I don't remember anything else, or only have a feeling about a book when I look at it on my shelf, and that's it. I wonder why that is.

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"...my library, which by then had grown to thirty-five thousand books." ? The Boyfriend can no longer say I have too many books! ? I don't have nearly that many! #LifeGoals ?

Soubhiville 😲 2y
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White Night | Jim Butcher
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"Bring it, Darth Bathrobe!" ?

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White Night | Jim Butcher
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"....age is always advancing, and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good."

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"Remember, losing one pint of blood's an accident. Losing two is carelessness."

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The Reading Group | Elizabeth Noble
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Join me for the 2021 #ShelfLove Challenge! Get all of the details here: https://fortifiedbybooks.com/the-2021-shelflove-challenge/

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They ARE book fairies!

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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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My other#readathon buddy, Dresden, overlooking my two bingos.

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Nightbooks | J. A. White
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In my PJs and finally starting my buddy read for the #readathon

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The Carrow Haunt | Darcy Coates
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#AudioCrocheting a gift during the #Readathon

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Raith, my current #readathon buddy.

Soubhiville ❤️🐱 Aw, snuggles! 2y
Scochrane26 So cute! 2y
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The Carrow Haunt | Darcy Coates
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All dressed up in #Ravenclaw for the #Readathon while I went out to Peet's. #ReadathonFashion

Leftcoastzen Yay Peet‘s!☕️ 2y
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Charlie the Choo-Choo | Beryl Evans
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I was trying to decide which books to read first out of the 80 I have picked for the #readathon when I realized Goodreads lets you sort by page count. I'm going to try to finish as many books as possible by reading the shortest books first.

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The Hollow Tree | James Brogden
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I picked these up from the library today. I need to finish my current reads before I touch any of them, though. I'm also saving them for the #readathon

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