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Jediash1

Jediash1

Joined May 2016

I love sci-fi, fantasy, YA, contemporary fiction, history - a little bit of everything! 📚
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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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Loved, loved, LOVED this book!

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Wool | Hugh Howey
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This was a lengthy but super fascinating post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller. Highly recommend!

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Did I buy a second copy of a book I already own just because it was a super cute miniature version? Yes - yes I did. 😆

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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A strange, fascinating, wonderful, beautiful book. I haven‘t read anything else quite like this. I loved this unique fairytale.

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I loved this book so much! It‘s a funny, charming romantic comedy that takes place at a summer Renaissance Faire.

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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I think maybe this book just wasn‘t for me. ☹️ I love the idea of a satire on fairy tales, but to me the humor felt too forced and the book was too long.

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Today I went to a comic book shop and bought comic books for the first time! (Of course they were #StarWars) ;) I‘m so excited to read these and I know I‘ll be back to get more!

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Dark Matter is one of my all time favorite books, and Blake Crouch has done it again with Recursion. This book is a fascinating sci-fi thriller about memory and time travel. I raced to finish it because I couldn‘t wait to find out what happened!

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Overall I enjoyed the second book more but still a nice conclusion to the story.

HOTPock3tt I agree, the second one was better 3mo
Jediash1 @HOTPock3tt The second one was definitely my favorite of the series! 3mo
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So I didn‘t actually enjoy this one as much as the previous two. :( I loved Thrawn and Thrawn: Alliances (loved the team-up with Vader in that one). For whatever reason the plot of this one didn‘t grab me as much. I‘m definitely interested in a fourth one though!

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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One of the things I love most about Sarah J. Maas is how she can start off a story one way and you think you know where this is all going, and then she switches things around and takes the story in a completely different direction that is even better. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

Feenbraut I am reading that too right now. Currently on page 283 and love every moment of it. Shoud do the washing and help my kids with their homework but sorry...too busy reading 😬 4mo
Jediash1 @Feenbraut ha ha I know the feeling! I read before going to work in the morning and I never want to stop! ;) 4mo
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I had no idea about the history this book was based on, and it breaks my heart. Children in the late 1930s South are being kidnapped from their parents and adopted out to wealthy families. The orphanage runners profit from these adoptions, while abusing and neglecting these children. I‘m grateful Lisa Wingate is sharing this story, so this heartbreaking history is not forgotten. It reminds us to be vigilant and be a voice for justice.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 💔💔 4mo
Jediash1 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too - definitely a powerful story. 4mo
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Catherine's War | Julia Billet
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I don‘t read a lot of graphic novels but I should definitely read more because I love the unique storytelling perspective this medium offers. This ARC is about a WWII photographer who helps keep hope alive by capturing beautiful moments on film.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Powerful. Thought-provoking. A must read.

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This is an ARC of an upcoming middle-grade nonfiction about the sinking of a ship during WWII that was carrying children away from the British war zone. Such a tragic story and a reminder of the heartbreaking impact of war.

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This is an ARC of an upcoming middle-grade nonfiction about the sinking of a ship during WWII that was carrying children away from the British war zone. Such a tragic story and a reminder of the heartbreaking impact of war.

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I‘m intrigued by the story set-up and characters; really curious to see where this series goes!

BookFreakOut 😬 😬 😬 I was curious if you got any Gen-Con reading done but forgot to ask! You'll still want to avoid any fan art/hashtags until you read the 2nd book. 4mo
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut oh yeah, I forgot to mention it - I can‘t wait to chat more about it! 4mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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The first time I read this I sped through it so I could see what happened. The second time was more slowly, so I could savor it. I love this series so much, and the ending still makes me emotional. 💛 Shoutout to @BookFreakOut for introducing me to what‘s now one of my all time favorite series. Now on to the Court of Thorns and Roses series!

BookFreakOut 😄😄😄 5mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Went to the local bookstore to buy this tonight and found the hardcover on the bargain rack for just $6 - woohoo! 🥳

Slajaunie That sticker, though! Why???? 6mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie I‘m hoping the sticker will come off easily without damaging the cover! 6mo
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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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I could just keep reading these books over and over again! Love these characters and this world.

Slajaunie This one was not my favorite. Hope you enjoy it. 6mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie actually, this one is my favorite! ;) ha ha I‘ve read through the series once and am now going back through my favorites. What is your favorite book in the series? 6mo
Slajaunie Throne of Glass was my favorite. I guess I was put off because it was mainly about Chaol. 6mo
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Jediash1 @Slajaunie Cool! I always like hearing what ones people like the most. Chaol is my fave character, so that‘s probably why I loved Tower of Dawn so much. Who‘s your favorite character from the series? 6mo
Slajaunie Aelin 6mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie you can‘t go wrong with that pick! :) 6mo
Slajaunie I like a strong, kickass woman! 6mo
Jediash1 @Slajaunie same! 💛 6mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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I love these books so much! ❤️ I‘ve really been enjoying my re-read of this series.

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Finished up my latest book club book tonight while also getting in some snuggles with my cat. 😸 She‘s a great reading buddy.

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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I know it‘s been less than a year since I read the Throne of Glass series, but I loved it so much that after I borrowed copies of the series, I had to buy my own copies of my favorite books from the series for my collection. 📚I loved Crown of Midnight just as much the second time through!

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Claudia Gray is my favorite Star Wars author, and I was so excited to meet her at Star Wars Celebration in April! I just finished reading her new book, Master and Apprentice, and wow - what a great dive into Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan‘s characters. Loved it! ❤️

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I was super excited to snag a special edition of the Star Wars Padme novel, Queen‘s Shadow, at Star Wars Celebration this year! Overall I didn‘t love the book *quite* as much as I was hoping to, but I loved all the characters, particularly handmaiden Sabe.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love that cover! 7mo
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An interesting read about a serious cholera epidemic in Victorian London and the investigator who figures out how to end it. It reminded me what a blessing it is to have easy access to good healthcare and clean water, and how we need to make sure that everyone has access to these things.

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Claudia Gray + Star Wars. Always a winning combination! ❤️

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I don‘t even know how to describe “The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle” without getting into spoilers, but I was amazed by this book. It has some of the feelings of a classic murder mystery, but answer to the mystery is definitely not what I would have guessed. The story takes some strange and unexpected turns. Highly recommend!

RachelAmphlett I found it was one of those books that took me a while to get into, but I was really glad I stuck with it. 8mo
Jediash1 @RachelAmphlett It‘s definitely a slow build in the beginning, and the tension just keeps increasing! 8mo
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Even though stories told in the format of letters isn‘t my favorite literary technique (just a personal thing), I did really like the story and characters, and the historical setting.

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I picked up this book because I‘m really interested in the time period. While I was really impressed with the detail and research, the writing style just wasn‘t for me. This focused more on facts and figures than stories of people.

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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A friend gave this to me for Christmas this year. 😊 I really enjoyed it, and was impressed with all the world-building. This was my first Brandon Sanderson book and I definitely want to check out his other work.

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Star Wars Be More Vader | Christian Blauvelt
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This is a hilarious little Star Wars self help parody, with advice from Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, etc. on how to advance in your career. 😆 Of course no one should take this advice in real life!

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Another great Star Wars Shakespeare adaptation from Ian Doescher! It‘s so fun to read the Star Wars stories in Shakespearean format and Doescher puts a lot of work into making them sound authentic. Plus the illustrations are super fun!

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The illustrations in the Star Wars Shakespeare books are just the best! I‘m reading The Last Jedi one now.

BookFreakOut So cute! 😍 10mo
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut The porg illustrations in this book are just adorable! ❤️ 10mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I picked up The Nightingale at a book swap event and wasn‘t prepared for how deeply this book would move me. It‘s a portrait of two sisters living in occupied France during WWII. Though the book is fiction, it raises awareness about the untold stories of women in wartime - their courage, their determination, and the ways they fight for what is good and right in the world. A powerful book - highly recommend.

rather_be_reading sooo good!! 10mo
Jediash1 @rather_be_reading I really loved this book; I definitely want to read more by the author! 10mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Just completed my new collection of Harry Potter books. I love book spines that show a picture when you put them together!

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While movie tie-in novelizations can be a little hit or miss (this book was more okay than amazing), I still enjoyed reading it because J.J. Abrams‘ “Star Trek” is one of my all-time favorite movies. I‘ve seen it a bazillion times already, but this book makes me want to watch it again! 💫

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Star Wars: Commencement | John Jackson Miller, Travis Charest, Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh
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Lots of reading time today on the long drive back from vacation. I haven‘t read a lot of Star Wars comics, but I do enjoy them! This was an interesting story about a Jedi Padawan who is framed for a crime and forced to flee.

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Lost Stars | Claudia Gray
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Vacation read #3! Super excited to re-read one of my favorite Star Wars books, Lost Stars. Taking notes this time, for blogging purposes. I‘m falling in love with this book all over again!

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Book #2 of the trip! This was a really fascinating look at the wives of the early NASA astronauts. This is an authentic, honest look at the challenges they faced, and I‘m glad their story is being told. 🚀💫🌑

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Star Wars: Lando's Luck | Justina Ireland
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Stuck in a car all day on a long trip = extra time for reading! 😊 This is my first read of the vacation, a fun, quick adventure about Lando Calrissian.

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Since I‘m trapped inside tonight due to bad weather ❄️ I worked on my Darth Vader book folding project that I got for Christmas. I‘ve never done a book page folding project before...it was fun! 😁

LiteraryinLititz Awesome job! It‘s totally recognizable! 11mo
Jediash1 @LiteraryinLititz thank you! The book came with premarked pages that showed you where to fold. It was fun! :) 11mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 11mo
Jediash1 @BookwormAHN thank you! 😊 11mo
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Loved this gorgeous art book featuring illustrations of the female characters from the Star Wars universe. The artwork is amazing, and the character descriptions are thoughtful and insightful. 💙

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Finishing a series is always a bittersweet journey. I loved the Throne of Glass books so much, and while I‘m sad it‘s over, I‘m relieved that there was a happy ending!

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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My heart! ❤️😭❤️ I loved this book so much. I was already looking forward to this since it‘s about my fave, Chaol, but I wasn‘t expecting it to hit me in the feels as hard as it did. Loved how it handled his character journey. Plus all the new characters were awesome.
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Chaol/Yrene was the ship I never knew I needed but I love it so much. Loved Sartaq and Nesryn too. Okay, I‘m done gushing! Onto the final book in the series!

BookFreakOut Whoooaaaaa this art is AMAZING! 💙💙💙💙💙 I also liked all the pairings that came out of this one. 😊 Enjoy the 900 page finale! 😂 11mo
Jediash1 @BookFreakOut I just googled the title and this is what popped up! ❤️ I don‘t know if my heart is ready for the final book, but here we go! ;) 11mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Another one down! I literally cannot stop reading - such a great series! I‘m in a hurry to finish and see what happens, but I know I‘ll also be sad when it‘s over. So many plot twists in this one!

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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Wow - this series just keeps getting better and better! I think this was my favorite one yet. I felt like I barely breathed while reading it - so intense! ;) I‘m almost afraid to keep reading, because I don‘t want anything bad to happen to my favorite characters, but I have to know what happens next!

ElyssaReads I love this one! My favorite of the series probably! 11mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads I loved it! My favorite so far too. 11mo
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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My favorite reads of 2018: Vicious, Star Wars: Bloodline, Reaper at the Gates, and How to Walk Away. It was hard to narrow it down. So excited for lots of fun reads to come in 2019!

Jediash1 Also, shout-out to @BookFreakOut who is responsible for 3 of my 4 favorite books read in 2018! 😄 12mo
BookFreakOut This makes me so happyyyyyyyyyy!!! 😁 12mo
ElyssaReads I need to read Vicious! 11mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 11mo
Jediash1 @ElyssaReads it‘s sooo good! 11mo
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The Assassin's Blade | Sarah J. Maas
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Took a detour on my Throne of Glass series read-through and read this book of novellas about Celaena. Then it‘s on to Queen of Shadows next!

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These Star Wars Shakespeare adaptations are so fun. 😊 Would love to see one performed live sometime.