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Joined September 2016

Narrative junkie | Goodreads: kcorter
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Eggshells | Caitriona Lally
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I love second-hand bookshops for the same reason. I love the mystery and the possibilty. Each book tells not only the story between its pages, but the stories of all its previous owners.

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Eggshells | Caitriona Lally
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I think i have finally found my first tattoo! It's a tri-fold quote!

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Help! What should I read next?

Not pictured, but these rereads are also on the shortlist:
Eggshells by Caitriona Lally
Roar by Cecelia Ahern

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BookHoarder32 I've only read Spare and Found Parts and I really liked it 5mo
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Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I can think of only three times in my life that I immediately restarted a book I just finished because I did not want it to end. I'll tag those books in the comments.

Let me introduce you to the fourth book. It is one of the best short story collections I have read, and let me tell you, I have a thing for short stories.

Clare-Dragonfly I was late to work last week (thankfully I have a flexible schedule) because I randomly picked up The Refrigerator Monologues from the shelf and started rereading bits. 5mo
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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I am so conflicted.

I adore Catherynne Valente. She is one of my do-not-read-reviews-just-immediately-begin-the-book authors. Her style and verbiage and aesthetic are totally my thing.

BUT. I just can't with this book right now. Yes, I am in a reading slump. Yes, I am having trouble with focus. But no, this is too much. The prose is just too pleased with itself. This is so Douglas Adams that I miss what I loved most about Catherynne Valente.

silentrequiem I'm struggling with this book right now too. I'd actually say she out-Douglas Adams Douglas Adams. 7mo
KCorter @silentrequiem Exactly! It is absurd, but not in a palatable way. 7mo
silentrequiem @KCorter Valente is very hit or miss for me. She's such a style chameleon. But for some reason she's an insta-buy or read.for me too. 7mo
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Soubhiville I didn‘t like this one at all. 7mo
Evaine I tried last year and had to bail. I agree with you that the prose is too pleased with itself. It became quite tiresome rather quickly. I was disappointed. 7mo
Clare-Dragonfly I completely agree. Normally I love Valente, but I skimmed about half this book. 7mo
readinginthedark Oh no! I was excited for a new one from her! 7mo
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Audible members: don't forget to take advantage of the 2-for-1 sale!

P.S. John C. Reilly narrating One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sounds like a perfect pair.

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The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
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I never expected that working in a library would give me less time to read... But here I am starting my first paper book in months.

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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Good news from Goodreads this morning!

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"It appears that in order to live at all one must live dangerously." Florence Mendheim

Favorite part of working in a library so far? Attending cool events on the clock.

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Where do you go on your day off from working in a library?
To another library, of course.

❤ 📚❤

$15.25 for 19 books, 1 CD, and a lonely little VHS thrown in for free.
I LOVE the North Palm Beach Public Library's annual book sale.

BookHoarder32 🎉 I love library book sales! 🎉 10mo
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It's time to begin the next chapter in my story. ♥️📚♥️

swishandflick Congratulations!! 11mo
DarcysMom Wow! Congratulations! 🎉🍾🎊 11mo
LauraBeth Woo Hoo 🎉🎉🎉🎉 11mo
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Itchyfeetreader Well done! Congratulations! 11mo
julesG Congratulations! 11mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 11mo
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Faerie Apocalypse | Jason Franks
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I was scrolling through my library's ebooks and stumbled upon what may be the best title ever.

I didn't think it was possible to click "borrow" that quickly.

Bradleygirl Just based on this I'm gonna quietly recommend my favorite faerie / urban fantasy and sneak back out 11mo
KCorter @Bradleygirl Ooh! Stay! I need more recommendations! I'll even trade you. 11mo
Bradleygirl @KCorter oh gosh Neverwhere is awesome and stands in its own category! McKinley does too, actually, here: 11mo
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Bradleygirl Oh and this one was dreamy and weird but I loved it: 11mo
KCorter @Bradleygirl That's how I feel about the Fairyland series by Catherynne Valente! Well, Catherynne Valente should really be a genre of her own in my opinion. 11mo
KCorter @Bradleygirl "Dreamy and weird" sounds perfect. In fact, that's how I would probably describe my current read as well. 11mo
Bradleygirl Valente's series is on my TBR, I'll have to bump it up! 11mo
KCorter @Bradleygirl While you're at it, if superhero retellings pique your interest, add this one to your TBR. It is one of my favorites. 11mo
Bradleygirl Will do! Ooh, that one by Oyeyemi sounds good. OH I just remembered! The Eyre Affair series is delightful 11mo
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I know we are only in January, but this is my favorite read of 2019 so far! I have been on a fairytale retelling spree for a while now, and this is one of the best I have ever read. I will be keeping an eye on Danielle Teller.

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Mr. Fox | Helen Oyeyemi
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Is it too early to rate this 5 stars? Reading this book feels like love at first sight.

readordierachel Love when that happens 💕 11mo
KCorter @readordierachel Me too. It's all I can do to not rush through the book so I can read it again! 11mo
LauraBeth I love this cover! 11mo
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aeeklund I loooooooooved this book!! 11mo
BethMcQ You can get drunk on her prose, I swear. 11mo
KCorter @BethMcQ That is the best way to describe experiencing the book. It gives new meaning to binging on an author. ;) Next up is 11mo
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How to Buy a Love of Reading | Tanya Egan Gibson
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So far, so good!

(Book titles tagged in comments)

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How to Buy a Love of Reading | Tanya Egan Gibson
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I found this cute little bookshelf/lamp at a thrift store for just a few dollars!
Maybe it will inspire me to control my library loans to only what can fit on this shelf...

GirlMeetsBook One can only dream. I have a shelf that my cousin hand carved for my grandma; it‘s expandable, and I even outgrew that. 😂 (edited) 12mo
tournevis Nice 12mo
kgriffith You‘re going to try to contain books to that adorable itty bitty space? Bless. 😉 12mo
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SilversReviews LOVE it!! 12mo
KCorter @kgriffith I have very little faith in myself. Haha 12mo
KCorter @GirlMeetsBook That's impressive! 12mo
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How to Buy a Love of Reading | Tanya Egan Gibson
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Okay, everyone. I am in charge of deciding which book my book club reads in January. I want to start the year strong!

Which was the best and/or your favorite book of 2018?
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Which book do you think would be appropriate to read at the beginning of a new year?
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Which book started the best discussion in your own book club?

KarenUK My book club‘s best discussions were for This Must Be the place by Maggie O‘Farrell, Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller and All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryan Greenwood. 12mo
KarenUK Also, I read and loved The Wife by Meg Wolitzer which would be a fun January read, as it‘s pretty much guaranteed that Glenn Close will be nominated for a best Actress Oscar for her role in the movie adaptation.... 12mo
Macnjen How about “I Am I Am I am” by Maggie O‘Farrell? Thought provoking for sure. 12mo
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LeeRHarry Best book of the year was the tagged book - lots of discussion! 😊 12mo
CouronneDhiver This one was really excellent. It could lead to great discussions about societal expectations: 12mo
Prairiegirl_reading I read The Snow Child in January last year. While I was snowed in. Great winter read. 12mo
Amandajoy I can‘t decide if this is a better January or December read. 12mo
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Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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Is there a worse feeling than when you finish the book you brought to read while you wait and forgot to bring a backup book?

Tomigirl44 I don‘t think so 🥺 13mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm I‘m going to LA for a week and I‘m worried that I might run out of books. I don‘t want to pack to heavy, but I can‘t run out of books either. I guess if I finish all my books it‘s a good excuse to visit some bookstores :) 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s why I always have a few ebooks downloaded on my phone, just in case. 13mo
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Moray_Reads So beautiful! 13mo
KCorter @PerksOfBeingABookworm I like the way you think! 13mo
KCorter @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Same here! Except this time I only had audiobooks downloaded and no headphones. I failed all around. Haha 13mo
KCorter @Moray_Reads Isn't this a great cover?! I have to admit I finally read this book just because this gorgeous cover kept peeking out at me on the bookshelf. 13mo
SilversReviews Yes....awful!! Love this book cover. 13mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @KCorter Well you can always use a guest WiFi somewhere and download a free classic from Project Gutenberg to get you through https://www.gutenberg.org/. Or use one of their new apps. (edited) 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly It is the worst! One time I was on vacation and my Kindle broke and I had to finish my paperback even though I hated it 😭 13mo
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Scholastic Book Fair: come for the volunteer hours, stay for the picture book pep talk.

Sydsavvy That is such a cute book! 14mo
JackOBotts This is a great story! 📖 14mo
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Celebrating Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day) at our local Swedish bakery was the perfect excuse to have one more quiet coffee date with Simon before he starts school next week.

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Anne Of The Island | L. M. Montgomery
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Some kids have security blankets, but this kid has security books.

Mc_cart_ny Anne is a security book for me, too 😊 1y
CouronneDhiver Join the party, kiddo 😆 1y
Jas16 Great one to choose for a security book 1y
Dragon So cute! 💕📚 1y
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Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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"The fatal sound of a car..."

I love how du Maurier has captured that anxiety all introverts feel with unexpected company.

Larkken Or a knock? Ugh 🤣 1y
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How to Buy a Love of Reading | Tanya Egan Gibson
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How about 3.5 hours a day? Immortality, maybe?

(from Goodwill Librarian Facebook page)

2BR02B ... and probably spend that extra time reading even more books. 🤓 1y
KCorter Exactly, @2BR02B! How else would we be able to finish everything on our TBR lists? 1y
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Doll: The Lost Short Stories | Daphne Du Maurier
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Oh my goodness, Daphne du Maurier is one of my new favorites. This collection was PERFECT.

Wry humor, haunting narrative, and exceptionally flawed characters have all come together to create stories that feel so very real yet so very strange.

For fans of Agatha Christie and Shirley Jackson. I know now that I have finally read something other than The Birds, I can consider du Maurier among the best of the best. I feel a reading spree coming on!

Cathythoughts That‘s one great cover 🖤 1y
KCorter @Cathythoughts I know, right? There are some SUPER creepy ones, but I like the subtlety of this one. 1y
jillrhudy Adore du Maurier 1y
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This was a #BlameaItOnLitsy read. I had never even heard of Otessa Moshfegh until seeing some recent posts by @Lindy.
I have been mourning Shirley Jackson after finishing the last of her stories, but I think I've found her contemporary! This will be an author to watch. I devoured this book in less than a day. It seems like hearing the story of a woman try to sleep her life away would be boring, but it was anything but.

(Full review on Goodreads)

Bklover Added to my stack! You‘re right - this is definitely a #blameitonLitsy book. I keep seeing it here, and have never heard of the author or the book 😉 1y
Cathythoughts Great review... I have this on my shelf #blameitonlitsy looking forward to it 👍🏻 1y
KCorter @Bklover I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think. I kept hearing about Moshfegh's Homesick for Another World last year, but I didn't connect it to her until I started looking up more of her writing after devouring this one. I am waiting to get it from the library now! 1y
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KCorter @Cathythoughts I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think. 1y
Bklover I will! 1y
Joy0201 I loved Homesick. I love her. She is such a breath of fresh air, although her stories aren‘t light or anything. I just love her style. Glad you enjoyed this. 1y
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The Illustrated Man | Ray Bradbury
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These stories are absolutely chilling but so beautifully written as to be charming. Bradbury crafted a perfect short story collection.

MStew 👌 wanna read this 1y
KCorter @meghan2714 Please do! I love Ray Bradbury, but somehow missed this one. This is one of the very best short story collections I have ever read. I try to step away from a collection in-between stories to give me time to process each one, but I couldn't put this one down! 1y
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The Illustrated Man | Ray Bradbury
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Summer is coming to a close, so you know what that means! It is Ray Bradbury season.

Nute Right on! 1y
SharonGoforth Yes!!! 1y
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Hey, Audible members! There is a 2-for-1 sale that ends today! If you haven't used your credit yet, hurry over there. There are some great selections available. ❤ #ShutUpAndTakeMyAudibleCredits

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It took me long enough to get around to sharing it, but here is the Dark Tower inspired planter @acorter made for me!

#KAisawheel #WeAreKaTet #TheDarkTower

Branwen OMG IT'S GORGEOUS!!! 😍 1y
TK421 I love it! 1y
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bookandcat 💜💛💚 1y
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I got General Leia Organa! ❤

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukedhanjal/which-badass-heroine-are-you?

Thanks for sharing this quiz, @tournevis!

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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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Emma Thompson?! Yes, please!

#ShutUpAndTakeMyAudibleCredits

BookInMyHands Yes! Thank you for the heads-up, what a stellar cast! 1y
UwannaPublishme Cool! Love Emma Thompson! 1y
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All of my reading has paid off! $75 to be exact. 😉

I somehow managed to read 17 books this summer, so all those entries helped me to win the grand prize drawing for our local library's reading program!

CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Well done! 1y
AmyG Nice! 🎉 1y
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Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 1y
RebelReader Wow! That‘s wonderful! 😃 1y
Jas16 🙌🏽 1y
Paula3 Awesome 🎉 1y
mabell Nice!! 👏👏 1y
minkyb Sweet! 1y
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Somehow I have yet to read both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, so those will be next up on the TBR!

http://quizzes.howstuffworks.com/quiz/everyone-is-a-combination-two-jane-austen-...

anwade88 So fun! 1y
Melissa_J I‘m Elizabeth Bennet and Marianne Dashwood. 1y
Ilirwen Northanger Abbey, Persuasion are my favorites by Jane Austen. I hope you‘ll like them. 1y
KCorter @Ilirwen Northanger Abbey is my new favorite by Jane Austen! I have high hopes for Persuasion. 1y
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Dan Stevens reading stories from Roald Dahl's childhood is my new favorite thing.

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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As soon as we finished the audiobook, Nathaniel wanted to start it all over again! We love Ivan.

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Ms. Marple is probably my favorite literary character. Equal parts ruthless and gentle, with an absolutely brilliant mind. I will never stop loving this amazing little old lady.

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A little over halfway through the year and I've broken 100 books! Thank goodness for audiobooks. I can't seem to find a quiet moment to read paper books anymore. I have to rely on listening to audiobooks while doing chores. I highly recommend the Agatha Christie books narrated by Emilia Fox and Richard E. Grant. Of course I can't forget Dan Stevens as well. 😍

Sace 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉🎉 1y
Mollyanna 👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎉 1y
lute Congratulations! 1y
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BooksAtNight Congratulations! 🎊 1y
Kalalalatja Well done! 1y
HannaPolkadots Wow- impressive! Well done!🎉👏👏👏 I'm only at 53 of my 101 goal 🙈 1y
ReadingEnvy Huzzah! 1y
JoScho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1y
eri.reads Congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
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Oh, the perils of buying used books. Can anyone tell me what happens between the pages of 28 and 37 of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot?

JackOBotts Noooooooo! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
Jas16 😱 1y
Quirkybookworm Oooops! 1y
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TheFunkyBookworm 😱😱😱 1y
Macnjen Oh no!!!!! 1y
readordierachel NOOOO! 1y
MuddyPuddle Bummer!!! 1y
Reggie Boooo 1y
batsy Uggghhh 1y
Paula3 😣 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Here‘s what I did when this happened to me. I went to Amazon, bought the Kindle book. Read the missing pages and returned the Kindle book in a few hours. Their return policy is liberal enough that you can do this occasionally. 1y
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Are We There, Yeti? | Ashlyn Anstee
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We're getting ready for the summer reading program at our local library!

The boys have been absolutely obsessed with Emily Arrow lately, so we will be reading every book with an accompanying song.

If you don't know who Emily Arrow is, let me introduce you! http://www.emilyarrow.com/

MaureenMc I love her! 🙌 2y
Sraexx I am all over this, thanks!! 2y
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The Anomaly | Michael Rutger
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Book of the Month has been so hit-or-miss for me lately. Here's a book that intrigued both @acorter and me, so I'm going to give it one more try!

Is anyone else in an on-again-off-again relationship with Book of the Month club?

#BOTM

AmyG I‘ve been more off than on. 2y
KCorter @AmyG I know what you mean. I've skipped a month almost half the time. I mean, I guess that makes sense with only 5 selections to choose from each month. I won't like the books every time. 2y
MysticRaven03 This was my pick as well! 2y
Velvetsun Last month was the first month I skipped, but I‘ve only been a member for about a year. This month was kind of meh too. 2y
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When last year's birthday present of Pheobe and Her Unicorn goes over so well that you go a little crazy with this year's birthday present.

PatienceFortitude That series is so good! I read every volume happily. And I am a grownup 2y
KCorter @PatienceFortitude Me too! It's all I can do to keep myself from reading 6 and 7 before I give them away today! I need to catch up. 😉 2y
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Fireflies and Fairy Dust: A Fantasy Anthology | Jamie McLachlan, Amanda Linsmeier, L. L. C. Eu-2, LLC, Joe Euclide, Alicia Gaile, Marya Layth, Candice Conner, Bianca Schwarz, Mandy Eve-Barnett, Kim Plasket, Shirani Rajapakse
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It's the happiest of #BookMail!

One of the members of my book club has a story featured in this anthology! Make sure to check out Peppy's Invention by Cara Masset.

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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My book club met tonight to discuss Parable of the Sower, so here is the final #quoteoftheday!

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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JanuarieTimewalker13 WOW!!! Go, Ms. Butler!!! Great post!!! 2y
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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