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HOTPock3tt

Joined January 2018

Wife 💍 Nephrology Nurse 👩🏽‍⚕️ Ravenclaw 💙#MittenLitten 😎 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/83196940-kenya
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Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
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American Royals by Katharine McGee
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The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood
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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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THe COUNTDOWN BEGINS!!! 😍🎉🙌🏽♥️ Who‘s waiting with me?!?! I‘m going to be on Amazon at midnight for the kindle edition with my “one click buy” settings and credit card at the READY!!! 😃
Seriously, just shut up and take my money!! 😍😁 #Faerie #HollyBlack #TheQueenOfNothing

Chrissyreadit Preordered and can‘t wait! 7h
Eggbeater Omg, my hard copy arrives by mail tomorrow. Squeeee! 👊 3h
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Well!! A truly ambitious book from a VERY creative mind! I don‘t think I‘ve seen someone juggle multiple storylines like that, tie them all together and NOT leave the story feeling jumbled. I enjoyed all of the storylines and how she tied them together. Her style is definitely poetic... lots of metaphors and it won‘t be for everyone. Not for the casual reader, but this was like a fantasy world for people in LOVE with books. ☺️

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain It was so much fun doing a buddy read with you!! ♥️🎉🤗 3d
sprainedbrain Excellent review, my friend! You are right... this isn‘t for everyone, but I think the people it is for are going to adore it. ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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I have to say, I miss litsy a lot since I haven‘t been on as much lately. I decided to take on an extremely difficult new job... which is mostly consuming me WHOLE at the moment. As in “manage the potassium level so the heart doesn‘t throw an arrhythmia and lead to cardiac arrest” that type of difficult job!! 😶I miss my Litsyfam and reading in general, but I‘ve just been a bit overwhelmed 😥 hope to return whenever I can 😪

ljuliel Sorry things are so hectic right now. Will the job be like this permanently, or will it improve ? Try not to stress. We‘re all holding down the fort for you. 1w
HOTPock3tt @ljuliel It‘ll likely get better once I become more used to it ☺️ and thank you!! ❤️ litsy definitely doesn‘t need me lol 🤣 but I do miss a lot of my friends from litsy... (edited) 1w
Alfoster Litsy hugs to you!❤️❤️ 1w
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HOTPock3tt @Alfoster Thank you!! ❤️❤️hugs right back! ☺️ 1w
Clwojick Congratulations on the new job. But make sure to take care of yourself! Sending calming and positive vibes your way. ♥️ 1w
Schnoebs Miss you too!!! We all get busy in life and it‘s understandable. Also, Gallowglass is the greatest of all cinnamon rolls 😭😭😭 1w
sprainedbrain Ughhh. Hang in there, friend! I hope the job starts to reward you and stops stressing you really soon! ❤️ 1w
HOTPock3tt @Clwojick Thanks soo much!! ❤️ I have to try to remember that. I‘m planning to take the next couple days to try and do a few things for myself. Thanks for all the positive vibes!! ☺️ 1w
Trashcanman I hope it gets easier, and kinder 1w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs girl!! I feel like you handled it better. ❤️You were doing grad school and work!! My hat is off to you!! 😱 1w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs btw is it really? A kind of cinnamon roll if so I have to freaking try it omg!!! 😱He was so sweet to Diana! And such a great character in general!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Schnoebs 😭😭 thanks but it took way too much out of me and now I‘m just stuck in limbo while trying to get a job in my field while being in a long distance relationship. I‘m done adulting. I want to return my adulting card and just keep my library card. 1w
Schnoebs More as a cinnamon roll character. Not an actual one 😂😂😂 1w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain thanks Jenni!! ❤️people have told me it takes a few months to get there... To a point where it‘s not so stressful. I hope they‘re right 😅 lol (edited) 1w
HOTPock3tt @Trashcanman thank you so much! ❤️ 1w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs I know that‘s right! I‘ll return my adulting card along with you!! 😪 like “I never wanted this card to begin with” lol!! But that is a LOT!! I hope things get better for you too! ❤️ 1w
HOTPock3tt @Schnoebs I am too literal for my own good!! Lol😂😂😂 1w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Good luck! Try really hard to get an adequate amount of sleep - it really does make everything much more bearable. I still sometimes get overwhelmed by work and I‘ve been at it for some years - hope things get easier! Like Hogwarts, Litsy is always here to welcome you... 1w
Ddzmini Awe hope it becomes easier for you 🙏 1w
HOTPock3tt @thegirlwiththelibrarybag thank you!! ❤️Litsy feels as much like home in my heart as Hogwarts does!! 😃 1w
HOTPock3tt @Ddzmini Thank you!! ❤️ hopefully it will once I‘ve been there a couple of months 🙏 1w
Ddzmini Yea it the learning at the beginning but after you get the hang of it ... you got this 🙌🏽 1w
Cinfhen Awwww; I‘ve missed you. I‘m so sorry work is eating your soul....stay strong💪🏼 your Litsy family is cheering you on and will be here waiting to welcome you back. 1w
julesG I've missed you. Glad you are not gone forever. I hope work gets easier soon so you can be with us again. Stay strong. 😘 1w
Texreader Oooh I have missed you! Hope the job is at least rewarding! My work has been overwhelming for some time now. I guess I‘m “fortunate” for my chronic insomnia which gives me lots of Litsy time! I sure hope it settles down for you. Please check in once in a while. 1w
wordslinger42 I'm so sorry work has been so stressful 😔 I'll be praying things get better soon and you can find some comfort and peace in reading 💜 1w
Chrissyreadit Hugs! I hope it eases up soon! Remember to take care of and be kind to yourself! Even in small bite sized pieces! 1w
LauraBeth Sorry to hear that you‘ve been overwhelmed - hopefully things will settle down soon. I took a few months off from Litsy when my personal life was overwhelming - and I know you miss it - but take care of you! Hugs 🤗 1w
Librarybelle Hugs! 1w
DaveGreen7777 Hope you can return soon! Hope the new job gets easier! 1w
HOTPock3tt @Ddzmini @Cinfhen @julesG @Texreader @wordslinger42 @Chrissyreadit @LauraBeth @Librarybelle @DaveGreen7777 thanks to everyone who posted!! ❤️for the encouragement and very kind words!! ☺️#LitsyFamily (edited) 1w
BookNAround Goodness! I hope the job stress eases up. We miss you here too and will be glad to see you back when you can. 1w
HOTPock3tt @BookNAround thank you!! ❤️I hope so too!! Hopefully in a few months I‘ll be more used to it. And I‘ll be in and out here at litsy since I have been listening to audiobooks mostly in the car on the way to work just to ease my mind a bit lol (edited) 1w
JoScho Hang in there sweet friend. There is always a learning curve with a new job. You will get the hang of it and it will become second nature. I miss you too. Sending you lots of love and luck 😘 1w
HOTPock3tt Thank you soo much Jody you are such a sweetheart!! ♥️ hopefully I will get the hang of it 😅lol! Sending lots of love right back 😘 @JoScho 4d
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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YES!!!! 🙌🏽♥️ Now THAT was exciting!!! 😃A huge leap forward in writing style since the first book! Just a warning though... like everything this author writes, it took about 24 chapters to warm up but when it did, I was addicted and HOOKED!! I didn‘t like the romance, but at least the main character has more layers now and the story has more gray areas not just black and white. Lots of fun characters this time around too!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

HOTPock3tt Man, I LOVE the Fae elements!! ♥️ I also love that celeana is fae and finding out that SHE is princess Aelin Gayanthynius of Terrasen! I WILL be reading all of SJM books about the Fae!! 😁🤗♥️ 1w
sprainedbrain I liked these books more as they went on. Definitely improved after book one! 1w
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain oh yeah I probably would‘ve dropped book one if I hadn‘t already heard that the series gets better. It‘s still nowhere near the brilliance that is ACOTAR ♥️ but I‘m along for the ride at this point ☺️ it‘s been QUITE enjoyable so far and I‘m curious to see where it goes. Hopefully the story with continue to grown into the potential she‘s hinting at... 1w
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I think you will find it does! 😉 1w
ofclumsywords Just wait until the rest of the books, this series is incredible!! Its one of my go to series when I don‘t know what to read or had a bad day. The characters are so sassy and quick witted that makes it even more lovable! 1w
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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The word here is POTENTIAL 😐 this was between a pick/so so. I see that this series has the potiential to be very interesting and there were short moments of intrigue;but this first book was not a very good example of that potential.The main character is supposed to be a badass but is actually more annoying than anything and there is a very FORCED love triangle.Littens say just make it to book 3, so I‘m in for the long haul. 🤔☺️
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HOTPock3tt I LOVED the fae element and queen elena also the magic element and terrasen... THOSE are the areas of potential IMHO. So I‘m hoping for more on those subjects as the series progresses 🙃🤗♥️ 2w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘ll just say.. I can see why there are mixed reviews 😕 to be honest, this was QUITE boring. The storyline moved at a snails‘ pace until the very end and was only marginally interesting when it DID pick up. Also, there was not even one interesting character in the bunch. Unlike the handmaid‘s tale with its fascinating story and characters. I would‘ve dropped it if I wasn‘t so in love with the original story. ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2
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HOTPock3tt I wasn‘t happy about the story alluding to the possibility that Offred was Nicole and Agnes G‘s mother. I really LOVED the ambiguous ending for her and I like to imagine different endings. Alluding to the fact that she may have been working as a May Day operative later and the girls were maybe her kids... I was hoping nothing would be said about what happened to her to let the imagination create etc. it seemed like fanservice! 😣 3w
Cathythoughts I gave this one a “ PICK “ but I don‘t feel it‘s a prize winning book by any means. I listened to the audio & did enjoy , May not have had the patience to read it though 👍🏻♥️ 3w
HOTPock3tt @Cathythoughts Oh I definitely wouldn‘t have had the patience to read it 🤣lol. I listened on audio as well. I agree, it‘s definitely not a prize winner but I couldn‘t pass up the chance to hear all that was available about this world Atwood created. I‘m glad I got to listen to it, but I‘m also VERY glad I didn‘t run out and buy it!! 😅 (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts @HOTPock3tt Guess what ? 🙈I did run out & buy it ( for Bookclub ) But , it is beautifully presented & it‘s nice to have it too ! Then my Audible credit came up ...... 3w
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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📚 Practical Magic- Alice Hoffman
🎥 The Others ♥️💜💜 - Nicole Kidman
🎵 Ghosts soundtrack- from the Demi Moore Patrick Swayze movie 🤣lol
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 👻🖤👻 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks! @BlameJennyJane
#GettingToKnowYou @JoScho

♥️ Waterford, Michigan
🧡 36
💛 I‘m a Registered Nurse, currently working on a Nephrology Unit (Kidney/Dialysis)
💚 Happily Married
💙 She/Her
💜 My very first job ever was in a factory.I used to bring Hotpockets to lunch every day,and the guys started calling me HOTPocket.I was quiet/shy so no one knew my real name.I worked there for 5 years and the name stuck.Everyone always called me that!

BlameJennyJane Cool origin story! 😁😁😁 1mo
HOTPock3tt @BlameJennyJane Why thank you!! 😎♥️🤗 1mo
sprainedbrain That is an awesome story! I always wondered. ❤️😂 1mo
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HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks Jenni!! 🤗💜 (edited) 1mo
JoScho What was your fave hot pocket? 1mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho PIZZA!! ♥️🤗 4w
JoScho @HOTPock3tt the best!!! 4w
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The Robber Bride | Margaret Atwood
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ATWOOD again... Let‘s GO!! 🤗♥️💪🍷😎

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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“Wyrd, help me” ??!!😶

I‘m doing... the eye roll... 🙄 🤦🏽‍♀️

Many Littens says this is the worst book in the series and to just get past this one and it‘s amazing etc. I hope that‘s the case 😅lol. I‘m a HUGE fan of the ACOTAR series, so I‘m hoping I‘ll at least LIKE this one as well...

Siosue I personally don‘t think it‘s as good as ACOTAR but it is definitely a good read! I didn‘t really get into it until the 3rd book, but couldn‘t put it down after that 1mo
HOTPock3tt Thanks for the feedback! ☺️ I will try to push forward because I loved ACOTAR so much lol 🤣 @Siosue 1mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Seems like I‘m only tempted to watch TV if it‘s based on a book I‘ve read 😂 this show is ok so far.... but I‘m on season 1 and they are cruising along with the story. I can‘t see how they‘re going to get 3 seasons worth out of the content 😶 Anyone else watching? Is it worth it to keep going?

Birdsong28 Yes keep going I have seen all 3 seasons and it does make good viewing 1mo
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 Thanks for the feedback!! 😃 I am notoriously impatient with TV lol 🤣 and wanted to make sure it was worth it 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Yes! It gets better or at least I think it does! 😀 1mo
HOTPock3tt @Lovesbooks87 Glad to hear that 🤗. I‘m a little curious because they are already in the middle of the book content and I‘m almost finished with season 1 😂 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @HOTPock3tt the book is only season one. They just continue the story in the other two seasons! 1mo
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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📚 Tagged. You know how it relates to the picture, if you‘ve read it 🤗No spoilers lol 😂
🎥 Hocus Pocus
🎵 Disturbia- Rihanna
#ManicMonday @JoScho

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great song choice 💃🎼🎤 1mo
HOTPock3tt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks!! ♥️it‘s one of my fave Rihanna songs!! 💃🏾 🎵 😃 (edited) 1mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff Excellent movie choice! 1mo
HOTPock3tt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! ♥️ @chaoticgoodhufflepuff Thank you!! 😃♥️ (edited) 1mo
JoScho 🖤💀🖤 1mo
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Meaty: Essays | Samantha Irby
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Between a pick/so so. I adore this author and her 2nd book, but I didn‘t love this one 😕 It DID have her trade mark style... but I listened on audiobook and there was way too much cursing. I‘m light years away from being prudish so the average person might have a REALLY hard time 🙁 plus WAY too many recipes and listing of ingredients etc. Thankfully it still had relatable topics about relationships and her all-star cat ♥️
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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Once in a while a book comes along that reminds you of exactly WHY you read in the first place: This was one of those books for me. It was so thought provoking, it make me evaluate my thinking on so many subjects. It was unique and shocking... yet scary and brilliant I simply could NOT put it down. Cant wait to read more books from this Author!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5
This was a suggestion from my #BookSister @sprainedbrain Thank you SO much! ♥️♥️

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I can‘t believe how much I loved this book. I recently started a new job (well... a new area of nursing for me: Kidney/dialysis) and I was fighting to squeeze in time to read this book! I fell in love with the characters! Especially Offred, Moira, nick and ofglen. The way Atwood writes, she is a genius! 😍 (edited) 1mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! She really is a brilliant writer. I‘ve been slowly working my way through her novels over the last few years and I‘ve loved every one. ❤️ 1mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Have you read the blind assassin? I might try that one next 🤔 1mo
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sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes! It‘s very good. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I didn‘t read Atwood (this one was the first of hers I read) until relatively recently (couple years ago?) and was mad I hadn‘t done it sooner! The Blind Assassin is very good but I‘d say my favorite of hers so far is 1mo
HOTPock3tt @ValerieAndBooks I‘m also kind of upset it took me THIS long to read one of her books! 😖And thank you so much for the suggestion!! 😍♥️ I will check that one out as well!! 🤗 (edited) 1mo
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I stopped by this cool little book store in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They had a great selection + collectors editions. They also had lots of Harry Potter stuff, and I got the above Jane Austen bumper sticker 😎🙃♥️
@CrowCAH Have you been here?

CrowCAH No, I have not been there. Perhaps a road trip day will need to be planned! 1mo
HOTPock3tt @CrowCAH It took about an hour to get here 😅 but I was in the area anyway. It was surprisingly awesome!! ☺️ 1mo
DrawingSustenance I wonder what the requirements are to get on the honor roll at Hogwarts? 1mo
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PathfinderNicole Oooh I‘m only an hour and a half away from Ann Arbor. I might have to take a day to head down!! 1mo
JamieArc I‘ve been there! Did you stop in to Literati too??? 1mo
SW-T Dawn Treader! I loved the CS Lewis series 😊 1mo
HOTPock3tt @JamieArc No I didn‘t! 😱I had never heard of it!! I‘m glad to have another book store to visit the next time I‘m in the area!! 😎 1mo
HOTPock3tt @JulietBooks Maybe pronouncing LevioSAAA correctly! 🤣lol @PathfinderNicole It was definitely a good time ☺️ @SW-T Wow thanks for letting me know! I hadn‘t heard of it before! 1mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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? Tagged
? She‘s All That
? Freakum Dress - Beyoncé

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho How did I not think of Freakum Dress?!?? 2mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho Girl! Every time I hear that song I want to dance!! 😆 💃🏾 2mo
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7
Post a favorite cover for 7 days. No explanations.
Tagging anyone who is wants to join.

Dragon 🖤 2mo
sprainedbrain Speaking of adaptations... I have the show for this book series on my list. Do you like it so far? 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Actually I LOVE it!! 😃♥️ which is shocking!! I‘m pretty sure it‘s the only recent adaptation I‘ve managed to watch the whole season of! The 2 MC‘s have a lot of chemistry and we got to see some really sexy Diana/Matthew scenes that were alluded to behind the scenes in the book! 🔥 my only gripe with the show is Diana isn‘t as ‘high ranking‘ of a professor as she is in the book... and that was a major appeal of the book with me 🤔 (edited) 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Also, another complaint about the show: “The House” was one of my fave characters in the book♥️ but it‘s not as ‘active‘ and crazy as it was in the books!! There were some ‘the house‘ moments, but it was a major thing I was looking forward to in the tv adaptation and they kind of dropped the ball on that 😕 2mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt ok, sounds like I definitely need to check this out! Thank you❤️ 2mo
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Seven Novels | Jane Austen
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 6
Post a favorite cover every day for 7 days no explanations.
Tagging anyone who wants to join ☺️

Laughterhp That‘s gorgeous! 😍 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Laughterhp Thank you! 🤗♥️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 2mo
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HOTPock3tt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty! ♥️🤗 (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @HOTPock3tt you‘re welcome 💕 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Lovely! I feel like there could be a challenge just for Austen covers. 2mo
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This is hard to rate... at times I couldn‘t put it down, but there were 2 really long slow parts (over 100 pages each) which were very difficult to get thru. I‘m kind of obsessed with the Tudors, but if you‘re not: this may be trying for you 😕 Despite this book being fiction, I did learn some things, but I think Alison Weir‘s style may not be for me. Not sure when/if I will continue with the series... 🤔
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5

Bowietrek Don‘t give up, there are some good things to come. The Anne of Cleves title is fascinating. The backstory Weir created for her is extensive and intriguing. 2mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 5
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Tagging anyone who wants to join in!

Wife Good one!😍 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Wife My fave! And it got me into collecting different covers of this book! Thanks for the perfect gift! ♥️🤗 2mo
AnneCecilie 😍😍😍 2mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 4
Post a favorite cover every day for 7 days. No explanations
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batsy I haven't seen that cover before! It's a good one. 2mo
TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
HOTPock3tt @batsy I hadn‘t seen it before a few days ago either, I wish I owned it!! ♥️ @Wife @sprainedbrain have you guys seen this particular cover? @TheBookHippie Thanks! ♥️☺️ 2mo
sprainedbrain I had not seen that one! Lovely😍 2mo
Wife That‘s a new one to me. It‘s lovely 🌹 2mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 3
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The Shining | Stephen King
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📚 Tagged
🎥 The Game- starring Michael Douglas (a GReAT movie!! ♥️)
🎵 send in the clowns
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho That is a great movie. Thanks for playing Kenya 🤡💙 2mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho No prob! 🤗 2mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Feysand ♥️... this is how I picture their relationship timeline🤗 Pics are from Pinterest.

sprainedbrain There is so much awesome fan art for these characters. ❤️ 2mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 2

Tagging @Wife do you want to join?

Dragon Cool cover ! 🐉 2mo
HOTPock3tt @Dragon Thanks! 🤗♥️ 2mo
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Reader, if you know me at all...then you know I have very little interest in non-fiction 😆 (unless it‘s Tudor related) but this BOOK got all the stars!! Not only was it downright HILARIOUS, it was so down to earth and relatable (especially if you grew up poor, but even if you didn‘t) she also tackled some serious personal issues that I was not expecting in such an approachable way. Consider me on board for anything this lady writes!😃♥️🎉

HOTPock3tt Tagging Jody Scho @JoScho and Vickie @Wife because their rave reviews of this book encouraged me to FINALLY pick it up!! 😁 (edited) 2mo
HOTPock3tt Hooray for the LGBTQ positivity In this book!!!! I was rooting for her and her wife all the way!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 🌈 #Pride 2mo
mcipher I meant to read this on the plane this summer and I didn‘t. But it‘s waiting for me... 2mo
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AlaMich Irby is awesome! There is literally nothing that is too personal for her to write about. 2mo
Wife I read it and then I immediately read it again. So good! 🌹 2mo
JoScho Yay! So glad you loved it too! 2mo
HOTPock3tt @mcipher I hope you love it like I did! 🤗 @AlaMich So true! No I‘m going to have to hunt down her other book 😎 lol @Wife Oh I wanted to as well! To see what I missed at the beginning 🤔 @JoScho I really did!! cant wait to read more by her! 🤗 2mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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This pic is taped to my bookshelf! Yes I‘m that much of a fangirl 😝😁 #ACourtOfMistAndFury

MaggieM Looks stunning 😍 2mo
HOTPock3tt @MaggieM Thanks!!! 🤗 I bought it on Etsy lol 😆 2mo
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 1
Thanks for the tag! @sprainedbrain
Tagging @Ddzmini

sprainedbrain What a lovely cover! 😍 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks! 🤗 2mo
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Yikes!! 😅 Well I guess this would be considered a short novella... but I just felt like the characters acted in ways opposite to their established personalities. The storyline was also quite boring: see below ⬇️ the only thing that saved this from being a pan was probably the memory of the previous three books, and the fact that it was nice to visit this world again... even with a boring storyline 😪

sprainedbrain This was a so-so for me too! #booksisters 😂😂😂 2mo
HOTPock3tt They were preparing to celebrate Christmas thru the whole book 😭 so frikin boring. But the main boring thing was having to hear so much about the post war fallout. I just didn‘t care anymore 😣 Plus Nesta-who is clearly in love with Cassian and was going to give up here LIFE for him- sleeping with random dudes and avoiding him. It just didn‘t seem like the outcome of this story. I didn‘t expect it to be smooth but.. not like that 😑 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain OMG!!! 🤣🤣🤣 #BookSisters for real!!! 😃♥️♥️ (edited) 2mo
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While not my favorite in the series, this was still quite stellar 😎 with characters that feel as familiar as friends and excellent world building that feels so natural. Of course, this being the ACOTAR series there were plenty of 🔥scenes 😁. My only complaint was too much of a war vibe at times.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

sprainedbrain It‘s hard to beat that second book. 😂 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Ain‘t THAT the truth!! 😍♥️🎉 2mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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In a word, WOW!! 😵 What an amazing sequel!! This book took a totally different direction from the first one and built a new world for the MC, but oh what a world it was!! The characters really become as familiar to you as friends, and man! some of the scenes in this book are smoking HOT!! 😍🔥 🔥 🔥 I‘ve read ahead in the series and this is so far the only one I want to re-read!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

sprainedbrain Best book of the series, for sure! 😍 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Not to keep gushing about this series but OMg you were so right this book was waay hotter than the first one! 😵Rhys and Fayre at the court of nightmares!! When she sat on his lap! And all the resulting fun after! And Rhys‘ Rakish Charm!!!!! 😍😍 this series is killing me lol! 🤣 I also loved all the new characters Mor, Amren and the whole court of dreams! Such a cool new fam for Feyre and they were so accepting of her ☺️ 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I agree!! This was the BEST one!! 🤗♥️ 2mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt you‘re making me want to reread this book! I love that you love it as much as me. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I sure do love it! 😃♥️It has become one of the favorite series!! To me, a series is all about the feel. If it makes you feel like you want to live in the pages and in this particular world with the characters. This series definitely has that!! ♥️ (edited) 2mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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📚 Tagged because of the accommodations at times... 🤣
🎥 Baywatch- not sure WHY this came to mind... 😂 the water maybe ?!
🎵 Waterfalls- TLC
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JoScho Thanks for playing Kenya 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 3mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho No problem Jody!! ♥️ miss you!! 3mo
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This is my RHYSAND moment for the day!! 😍🎉🔥🙌🏽♥️ hell... the whole WEEK!!! 😵 tagging my girl @sprainedbrain
#FeyreandRhysand

sprainedbrain Isn‘t he something? 🤣😍🔥 3mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Most certainly!! 😎😁 3mo
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OMG this book was:🔥 It became one of my fave reads this entire year. I‘ve read ahead a bit at this point and this is one of those series that you just literally LIVE in while you‘re reading it ♥️ Well written,fun characters and such natural world building that it feels real. Starts slow, but once it warms up it never lets go!! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I literally BOUGHT this based on your review alone!! Of course I‘d heard of it, but when you raved about it, I KNEW I would love it!!! #BookSister ♥️ and btw you were soo right, the 2nd book is even HOTTER!! 🔥😍not sure how that‘s even possible! But between Rhys constantly TEASING her, finding out more about his character and the beautiful night court setting, I was in LOVE!!!! (edited) 3mo
sprainedbrain YES!!! I thought I loved Tam, and then omg Rhys. 😍😍😍😍 we are definitely #booksisters 😂 3mo
HOTPock3tt Totally agree!! I loved Tam at first... I thought they were sexy together. I was kind of sad when it looked like they wouldn‘t be together and then RHYS happened!!!! 😱♥️🎉 his whole demeanor is so much sexier and the way he constantly teases her omg!! Not to mention his genuine love for her and all he did to win her.😍 I‘m on the 3rd book now and I almost don‘t want it to end 🤣 (edited) 3mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain quick question... did the whole thing where she ‘became‘ the book of breathings (I think this happened in ACOMAF) remind you of the all souls trilogy? Even though she only merged the books for a second... her becoming the book and earlier becoming one of the most powerful fae around reminded me of it too since Diana was such a powerful witch 🤔 Matthew is NO Rhysand though 🤣 he is too dark and brooding lol 3mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt yes, it did put me in mind of All Souls! And I think All Souls came first... but you are absolutely right. There is no comparing Matthew and Rhys. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 3mo
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📚 ohmyfreakingosh I can‘t wait to read the tagged book!!! 😃
🎥 Legally Blonde
🎵 Hot for teacher
Why oh why does such an inappropriate song have to come to mind first 🤦🏽‍♀️ I‘m just gonna pray I‘m not the only one who picked it lol 🤣
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JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 3mo
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Going Offline | Jeremy Keith
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I didn‘t realize it‘s been 3 weeks since I last posted... but I will most likely be offline for another week or so while I get things together. Love and hugs to my Litsy Fam ♥️💚💜♥️

julesG Looking forward to your return 3mo
sprainedbrain Miss you! ❤️ 3mo
HOTPock3tt @julesG Thanks! ♥️I will definitely return ☺️ @sprainedbrain Miss you too!!!!♥️ 3mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Reader, I have finally finished this book! 😎🤣 SO MANY.FEELINGS!! ♥️ This was quite an experience! And while it wasn‘t my fave classic I‘ve ever read, I laughed I cried etc. Beautifully written with such an iconic, strong MC that she feels completely real. The author expresses things I‘ve felt in love but could never put into words... which is refreshing and delightfully shocking at the same time ☺️
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5.

Librarybelle Jane Eyre is such an amazing character! She has quiet strength, and I think that‘s why I really like her. 4mo
Rissa1 I find something new everytime I read it. ❤ 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Librarybelle @Rissa1 She‘s got to be one of the strongest literary characters I‘ve seen 🤔 and the way Charlotte Bronte wrote her character development was brilliant. I understood how her past shaped her and why she was making the choices/decisions she made. 4mo
sprainedbrain I love everything about this review. 🥰. 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks love!!! ☺️♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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📚 tagged book because the male MC has a tail?! 🤷🏽‍♀️
🎥 Wag the Dog
🎵 “Who let the dogs out?”
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Kenya 🐶🖤🐶 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Attempting to finish #JaneEyre once and for all! 😎

sprainedbrain Gosh I love that book. ❤️ 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain It‘s been back and forth for me. Some parts I LOVE and adore so much I don‘t want to put it down! 😍But some parts are so slow I just can‘t wait till I‘m done 😐 I don‘t completely get this conflict I‘m having lol 🤣 4mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I get it, though! 4mo
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Thanks Jody! @JoScho for the tag
1) I‘m in love with French toast! + blueberry pancakes.
2) Friend told me she went to a BAR/restaurant w/ glass tables that ROTATED. She came back from the bathroom (while drunk no less) and couldn‘t find her table!🤦🏽‍♀️
3) No. I usually switch to an audiobook otherwise I get food on my Kindle or the book 😩
4) Tito‘s/Cranberry Flavored! 😋 + Pomegranate flavored!
5) Anyone who wants to
@Eggs #WonderousWednesday

AlaMich Yeah, that rotating table thing sounds like a really bad idea for a bar, for about a dozen reasons!! 😲 4mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻🎈 4mo
JoScho That restaurant sounds awful! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @AlaMich @JoScho I know right!! And apparently it was a very upscale, expensive place! Not sure WHY 😒lol! @Eggs 😎 4mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Ok Litsy fam... it‘s time to admit that the tagged book has literally ruined me 😟 it‘s given me such a book hangover that I simply CANNOT read anything else!According to my “currently reading” list on goodreads I have started 9 different books recently and have no interest in ANY of them. I only BARELY finished City of Girls on audiobook. The book hangover is so REAL I can‘t manage an interest in any other book! I have no idea what to do! 😶lol!

julesG If it's possible, step away from reading for a few days. Do something different. And when you come back pick a new book, not one of the 9 you're supposed to be currently reading. 4mo
Lovesbooks87 I loved this book too! Maybe take a break for a little bit. I took a break one night this week from reading and felt better in the morning! 4mo
HOTPock3tt Thanks!!! For the advice 😃♥️ @julesG And @lovesbooks87 I probably do just need a break and to switch gears a bit. (edited) 4mo
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julesG @Lovesbooks87 I admit, I bailed on this one. I read it as an ARC and just couldn't get into it. 4mo
sprainedbrain Maybe... read it again? I‘m super helpful, I know! 😂 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I actually considered that!! 😀😆🤣 I thought it might be the only way to ‘get it out of my system!‘ 😂 4mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt I totally would. Listen to the audio if you haven‘t already. 😂 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain That‘s how I read it the first time!! I listened to it on audiobook and I was seriously LMAO the ENTIRE time!!!! 🤣 to the point where my husband kept looking at me funny! Lol 😂 4mo
sprainedbrain @HOTPock3tt ok then read it in print this time. Ha! I still have this on hold with the library... it‘s taking forever but I can‘t wait. 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain After I listened to the audiobook I actually bought the ebook so I have a print version too. As obsessive as that sounds! 😅🤦🏽‍♀️ I was number 127 on the list at my library 😶 4mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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All.The.Feels! 🤗 So much going on: 1940‘s New York, the theatre scene etc.
The Good:
-Character driven w/lots of fun secondary characters
-I seriously want to SEE the play this production puts on!
-Similar to Evelyn Hugo at times
-Ending ties together nicely
The ‘not so‘ good:
-Very SLOW start
-The MC was annoying
-So much talk of dresses + fabrics it‘s overkill at times
-Felt too long for ‘letter to another person‘ format.
Overall ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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📚 Tagged. Maybe because of the resort 🤔
🎥 Life as a Mermaid
🎵 Havana by Camila Cabello
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Btw Jody! @JoScho I finally got my confirmation from Brooklyn Public Library today! 🤗♥️ so I‘m all signed up!! I borrowed an ebook on cloud library... but I can‘t figure out how to send it to my Kindle 🤔

HOTPock3tt @JoScho update lol. I‘ve figured out how to send them over to kindle if you download it with overdrive! So that works 😀 Thanks again for telling me about it 🤗 4mo
JoScho Yay! Glad you got it figured out. It is also great for audiobooks. You can listen to them right from the Overdrive app! 4mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I‘m a little late, but Happy belated Independence Day to those Littens celebrating!!!♥️🎉📚 I worked on July 4th so I‘m celebrating and finally got my hands on the tagged Audiobook!!!!!! 🤗 #CityOfGirls

sprainedbrain Happy 6th to you! 😍😃 4mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain 🤣thanks!! You too!! I usually work on July 4th 😕 so I have to celebrate on other days lol! 😂 (edited) 4mo
JoScho You are so cute!! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho Thanks Sweetie!!! ♥️♥️♥️🤗 4mo
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Where my Tudor Dorks at?!!! 🤣 lol! 😎 Ok this isn‘t easy to rate, because it was sooo darn slow in parts and then such a page turner in other parts. I‘ve been kind of obsessed with the Tudors since college, but if you are NOT, I‘m not sure if the pace of this will hold your interest. 😕I see why ppl call Katherine ‘the boring one‘ 😂 anyway I did learn a lot... And I‘m on board for Tudor anything so I will continue the series. ☺️
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

RavenLovelyReads Tudor geek right here! 🙋🏻‍♀️ Are you watching The Spanish Queen on Starz?? (edited) 4mo
HOTPock3tt @RavenLovelyReads not yet, but my vacation from work started today so I‘m definitely planning to check it out in the next couple days! 🤗 are you liking it so far? 4mo
wordslinger42 I LOVE all things Tudor!!!! This one is on my TBR! 4mo
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Librarybelle I‘m reading this one too! I love everything Tudor...they were such a controversial bunch! 4mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 Me! I‘ve had this one on my TBR for awhile... planning to check it out soon. 4mo
Birdsong28 Love this series. Don't forget to check out the ebooks that accompany each of the books!! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 I didn‘t even know there WERE ebooks with each book! 😱 thanks for letting me know 🤗 (edited) 4mo
HOTPock3tt @wordslinger42 @Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver It‘s written a lot like a non-fiction book... which is good in some ways for those of us who love the Tudors ☺️ (edited) 4mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt This is before the book you have just read 4mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt These are for before the 3rd book the first is the tagged book then The Chateau of Briis 4mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt These are for before the fourth book the tagged book then The Unhappiest woman in Christendom 4mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt These are for before the fifth book the tagged book first then The curse of the Hungerfords 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 Omg thanks so much for all the recommendations!!!!!! ♥️🎉🙌🏽 4mo
SaraFair Oh wow I have found my people! Tudor nut here too. Will be watching your feeds- 3mo
HOTPock3tt @SaraFair Thank you! 🤗🎉 the FIRST thing I noticed when I clicked your profile was that you‘re reading a book about Elizabeth 1, so I will definitely be watching yours too! 😎 3mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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My #top6reads of the year so far!!! 😍♥️🎉📚
1) *cough* modern day masterpiece!!!! *cough* 😉
2) brought me into the land of faeries and taught me to love it
3) tugged at my heart so hard
4) the year I finally finished Harry Potter! 2019!
5) so much nostalgia + important messages while still being fun
6) most surprising most intriguing
@Cinfhen

Cinfhen I almost picked up this book today 👉🏾 5mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing...love seeing everyone‘s picks 5mo
HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen It was really well written with lots of nostalgia. Important messages while still being very enjoyable. It also brought back lots of memories of so many classic songs ♥️☺️ 5mo
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HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen No prob! I‘m happy to join the party! ♥️🤗🎉 5mo
Cinfhen Damn!! I should have bought it😩 5mo
HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen There‘s still plenty of time!!! 😉 5mo
marleed RW&RB is in my top 10 for sure! 5mo
HOTPock3tt Yay! ♥️🤗 it definitely WAS quite awesome! @marleed 5mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Seriously... Mind blown!! 🤯 This has become my fave book of the entire year. It was hilarious and kept me laughing non stop for days! 🤣 But even more than that, it had diversity and such positive messages. Very well written + some steamy scenes as well! 🔥 The ending was a bit idealistic, but I couldn‘t even fault that... with such stellar and brilliant execution of the entire story.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5 and well earned ☺️
#LGBTQ 🌈 🇺🇸

HOTPock3tt Can I please play the black girl Zara in the movie?! ♥️ 😃🇺🇸 5mo
sprainedbrain I have been eyeballing this one... you just sold me on it! 😃 5mo
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain I hope you love it! 🤗♥️ 5mo
jerra Aw yay! It was a witty read!! 5mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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📚 Tagged. Because of ‘Texas boy‘ Alex 😏
🎥 DALLAS!!! ♥️🙌🏽 because of JR and those hats!! 🤣I was obsessed with the reruns when I was younger.
🎵 Save a horse, ride a cowboy 😂 by whoever the heck sings it. Because it‘s always funny when this song comes on.
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Kenya and thanks so much for my sweet card and gift card! Starbucks is my fave and I will treat myself and think of you wonderful lady. 5mo
HOTPock3tt @JoScho No prob my dear friend!! ♥️♥️♥️ I‘m so glad you liked it!!! 🤗 Starbucks is my fave as well. And whenever I was waiting in line, I would see that gift card and think about you so I decided to just pick it up one day lol. 😎 5mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Alex: “It‘s ‘TRASH Turtles‘ all the way down!!” 🤣🤣🤣 Roflmao!!! I‘m never going to finish this Audiobook because I‘m spending so much time rewinding all the HILARIOUS jokes!!! ♥️😂 #LovingIt

JanuarieTimewalker13 I didn‘t get this reference, did you have to read JG‘s book? 5mo
HOTPock3tt @JanuarieTimewalker13 Yeah probably...🤔because the moment Alex is referring to is the moment where you finally understood what the title of JG‘s book actually meant... (edited) 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ohhhhh, ok!! Thanks!! 5mo
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YEESS!!! Even BETTER than the first one!!! 😃 Lots of great background info on Slughorn/Lord Voldemort interaction, The Ministers of Magic, Professor Quirrell and *indirectly* the Battle of Hogwarts! If you‘re a Harry Potter fan, you need this in your life lol 😆
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