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MsRadioSilence

MsRadioSilence

Joined March 2017

LibraryThing member MsRadioSilence

| she/her | I read, I write, I do science | 19/75 book goal | https://linktr.ee/msradiosilence
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A Broken Blade by Melissa Blair
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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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Into the Drowning Deep is my favorite book. I‘ve never read the prequel, so I finally got it and devoured it in one sitting. I‘m glad I read ITDD before RITD, since the prequel gives away the twists. It‘s heartbreaking to read, and so so good, but I would definitely recommend reading AFTER Into the Drowning Deep.

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The Vine Witch | Luanne G. Smith
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Another reread for the beginning of the year. I really liked the premise, but the weird law story thrown in at the 75% mark always sends me for a loop. After I finish my current work read, I‘ll probably look into the sequels.

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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I‘ve been reading this series on Tapas for a long time, and it‘s been on hiatus, but the author is returning to finish it! It‘s such a cute little story of a town where every day, it storms at exactly the same time. Also, there‘s witches!

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The Salt Grows Heavy | Cassandra Khaw
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I love this book. I‘m so glad it was my first read of the year (I annotated a copy for my friend for Christmas). It‘s just such a lovely, gory little story. 😊

Melismatic Im waiting for this on a library hold. Glad you liked it! 💖 4mo
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The Salt Grows Heavy | Cassandra Khaw
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I LOVE this book with my whole heart. What does it say about me that my top two favorite books are about killer mermaids? 🤔 Anyway, the plague doctor and the mermaid are so cute, and I hope they live happily ever after. 🖤🖤

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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Lol that‘s a nice number. I had lofty goals! And then life happens but that‘s alright. Go #teamsnowangels!

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Emilymdxn Woooo! Every point counts and December is a super busy time for all of us ❄️❄️❄️ 6mo
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Another reread! I finished this book the night before New Years in Italy in 2019 and I still f*cking love it. The science is solid, the characters are wonderful, the writing is GORGEOUS. I immediately lent it to my coworker (who has a Master‘s in marine biology) so I‘ll add a pic when they give it back :)

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #Rushathon #YuletideReads #ScaryChristmasReadathon #20in4

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Mistlefoe: A Mead Realm Tale | Kimberly Lemming
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While I dislike insta-love, there wasn‘t a fated mates plot at least. Also, I wish there was more on the Mistlefoe game! And the book just…ended. I want more! At least this explains where Alexis came from.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #HolidayRomanceReadathon #Rushathon #DashingDecember #YuletideReads

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Mehso-so

Once again: great time! Not a super great book, but I enjoyed it and that‘s what‘s important.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #HolidayRomanceReadathon #Rushathon #DashingDecember #YuletideReads

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Mehso-so

While fun yes, the dubcon in this one was a biiiiit too dubious. Lemming tried to make it not creepy but still. Also, didn‘t expect my introduction to the omegaverse to be this book 😅🥲

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #HolidayRomanceReadathon #Rushathon #DashingDecember

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Mehso-so

Listen, I had a GREAT time. Was it well written? No, not really, but was it fun? Absolutely. I bought the whole trilogy lol.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #HolidayRomanceReadathon #Rushathon #DashingDecember

Lauredhel I like this review! It's the fifth year of the pandemic and I am 100% here for unashamed silly smut 1mo
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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Didn‘t know there was a sequel until a few months ago, but I started this book at work for my lunch hour read. While the movie is very different, I like the two of them for different reasons.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #20in4 #Rushathon

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Summer Sons | Lee Mandelo
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I loved this book the first time I read it and I continue to love it. The atmosphere, Mandelo‘s voice, the characters… I didn‘t realize that they were first year Master‘s students and now I‘m older than them? That‘s weird to me lol but I love this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #20in4 #ScaryChristmasReadathon #Rushathon

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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s because I‘m not a fan of the VVitch, which this book reminded me a LOT of, but it just didn‘t do it for me. It was so slow and while I did enjoy the ending, it didn‘t make up for how slow it was.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels #20in4 #ScaryChristmasReadathon #Rushathon

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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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1) The Salt Grows Heavy, which I‘m currently rereading
2) Easily Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
3) nope :)
4) I truly have no idea what Boxing Day is
5) White Christmas here in Anchorage! I haven‘t seen the ground since October haha

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Texreader Ha! I‘m not really sure about Boxing Day myself. I recently saw a short explanation but I clearly didn‘t retain it! For me, I think it‘s all the boxes leftover after Christmas 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Boxing Day is a UK thing, usually it's about shopping nowadays. 6mo
MsRadioSilence @Texreader @MidnightBookGirl welp im not doing either of those RIP 😂 6mo
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Winter Games | John Lacombe
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1) PJs! Since I‘m all by my lonesome in AK, no party this year :)
2) stay up (I‘m a night owl anyway)
3) mug ❤️ my champagne flute was in my trailer that got stolen lol
4) couch fs
5) slipper

Usual NYE plans are parties at someone else‘s house (my boyf‘s friend‘s birthday is today, so usually his) and we play games, take shots, and eat snacks until the ball drops and we uber home. Meetup the next morning for Chipotle and picking up cars lol

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Summer Sons | Lee Mandelo
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My first #wintergames read will be Summer Sons! I read it last year and it‘s honestly one of my favorite books, so I can‘t wait to start this month off with something I know I‘ll love.

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

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December's Wish | Karly Lane
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1) I‘ve got a work, but after I plan to come home, turn on some Christmas music, and read with my cat :)

2) I‘m not sure yet! I‘m TBR-jar-ing next month, so we‘ll see tomorrow!

#wintergames #wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Texreader ❤️🐈‍⬛❤️ 🐈 7mo
Emilymdxn Reading with cat sounds incredible! 7mo
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1. I only read one book this month (technically, I don‘t count all the things I‘ve read for training) so it has to be Slewfoot.
2. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief! I haven‘t reread it since middle school and with the show coming out, I‘d love a refresher.

#twofortuesday #two4tuesday @TheSpineView @Lin3han

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🤩📖📚 7mo
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These are all the tbr books I have with me at the moment, so here‘s my #wintergames tbr list! I have a jar with paper stars in it with all these titles so it‘s going to be a tbr jar month!

#wintergames2023 #wintergames23 #snowangels #teamsnowangels

Emilymdxn Looks like a great list! I loved conjure women I really hope you like it as much as I did 😍 7mo
AkashaVampie I see Foxy. My kids love FNAF 7mo
MsRadioSilence @AkashaVampie the games were coming out while i was in hs and foxy‘s always been my fav 🥰 7mo
MsRadioSilence @Emilymdxn I‘m hoping so too! It comes highly recommended 7mo
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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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Hey #teamsnowangels!

1. I‘m neopagan, so lighting candles on Yule is always a good time. My boyf has also found out about Jolabokaflod and we‘re gonna start this year since we‘re currently long distance.

2. Finishing out 2023 strong! I‘ve hit a slump this month that I‘m excited to crawl out of.

3. Picture this: a bay window seat, it‘s snowing. My cat on my lap, so many blankets. A snack board and some eggnog. And I‘m off work. Heaven lol

Airykah13 I love eggnog! 7mo
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Emilymdxn The Yule candles and jolabokaflod sound amazing! I hope the post serves you well 🥰🥰🥰 7mo
kwmg40 Jolabokaflod sounds like such a wonderful tradition! 7mo
CogsOfEncouragement Books, blankets, snacks! Yes please. 7mo
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And that‘s a wrap! Sorry for the late post, I just finished my first week at my new job!!

Thank you so much @FlynnDewey for leading our team, and to @Clwojick and @StayCurious for another amazing #scarathlon!!

#scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23 #teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall

StayCurious great job! 8mo
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Haunted Hollow | Mark Stanislaus Gross
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Apologies for the late post! My first day at work was very long, haha. Thank you so much @TheQuietQuill !! I‘m disappointed the first box was stolen but I‘m so, so grateful for this gift.

And many thanks to @wanderinglynn for organizing this swap! I can‘t wait for next year!!

#hauntedhollowswap #hhs #hhs23

TheQuietQuill You‘ll be getting one more gift coming on Saturday and I hope you like it! I‘m so sorry to hear what happened to all of your stuff being stolen, but I hope some of the goodies put a smile on your face🎃👻 Happy Halloween and congrats on your move! (edited) 8mo
wanderinglynn I‘m so sorry for everything you went through. But I‘m glad you made it safely to Alaska.🎃🖤👻🧡 8mo
MsRadioSilence @TheQuietQuill thank you for the bag! I just got it from my neighbor and I love it!! 7mo
TheQuietQuill Oh yay! So glad you like it and hoping you are all settled in your new home 🥰 7mo
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Masters of Death | Olivie Blake
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What can I say, I‘m a sucker for books with Death as a narrator. I had a few issues with this one (the fact that the timeline was so short but they spent FOREVER in one house talking about doing things), but I loved that Blake gave all the characters with romances history, so it wasn‘t insta-love. Also the art on the end pages? Gorgeous.

GondorGirl I've really enjoyed most of Blake's books, and this one was no exception. I really enjoyed her portrayal of all of the different types of creatures and how they fit into the "real" world. 8mo
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If you like math, you‘ll love this book. I don‘t like math, and I don‘t like paradoxes in my plots. I did like the romance, and the mystery, and the ghosts tho! Finally, an author that will let her FMC be MAD!! I love it.

#scarathlon #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23 #teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall #witchathon #readlikehellathon #fallingforbooks #spookoween #31by31 #outstandingoctober #booklyreadathon

MartinaLove Makes me want to read it now! 8mo
MsRadioSilence @martinalove the blurb compared it to crimson peak, and while ive never seen that (show? movie?) it reminded me a lot of the mike flanagan shows on netflix with a touch of (edited) 8mo
MartinaLove @MsRadioSilence Thank you for the recommendation! 8mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
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Wow that was disappointing. Sudden transphobia in the middle there, and the inconsistent chapter timelines hurt my brain. Having read a book on Columbine earlier this year, the last chapter really rubbed me the wrong way.

In other news, I started my move! I‘ll be in Anchorage on Sunday. :)

#scarathlon #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23 #teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall #witchathon #readlikehellathon #fallingforbooks #spookoween #31by31

wanderinglynn Safe travels! 8mo
bthegood good luck with the rest of the move ! 🙂 8mo
TheSpineView Hope your move goes smoothly! 8mo
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FlynnDewey Hopefully the move is more enjoyable than this book. Based on your review, I think it will be lol. 8mo
MsRadioSilence @FlynnDewey besides the first day when my trailer and everything was stolen, move‘s been great! Lol i wanted a fresh start and here we are. Luckily insurance should cover everything :) (edited) 8mo
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Top Score, Level 1 | Paul Kelly, Brigit Viney, Caroline Krantz
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A slow two weeks, but I‘m officially moving so more time to read!!

#scarathlon #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23 #teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall

bthegood 🎃🎃 8mo
FlynnDewey Points are points! You did a great job! 8mo
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⭐️⭐️ — The atmosphere was great in this book, but it couldn‘t save it from the annoying characters, the EXTREMELY slow start, the clunky dialogue, and the sheer amount of loose ends not tied up in the very rushed finale.

#scarathlon #scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23 #teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall #witchathon #readlikehellathon #fallingforbooks #spookoween #31by31 #popupsaturday

TheSpineView Bummer😒 8mo
FlynnDewey Oh loose ends drive me nuts! If you're not paying me to write the ending, then I expect you to provide one lol. 8mo
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Haunted Hollow | Mark Stanislaus Gross
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USPS was hectic today and also wouldn‘t let me take a picture of my package? Several firsts this visit. Anyway, #hauntedhollowswap box just sent out! @wanderinglynn I‘m emailing you the tracking number now! #hhs

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 And I trust you. No need to email the tracking number. 8mo
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I‘m a HUGE fan of The Village, have been since I was a kid, so this book was right up my alley. Creepy, atmospheric, and I ate it up so fast. If more BOTM options had been like this one, maybe I wouldn‘t have cancelled my subscription. 👀 Anyway, 4 stars, and a great kickoff to #scarathlon!

#teamwhoyagonnacall #whoyagonnacall #31by31 #readysetread #spookoween #fallingforbooksreadathon #readlikehellathon

FlynnDewey Nice! Glad you had a solid start! 9mo
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I‘m only 16 books behind schedule, it‘s fine. 🥲 At least I‘m consistently reading 5 books a month or more!

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October, October | Katya Balen
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I might be moving halfway through the month but I‘ve specifically pulled these books out so I don‘t accidentally pack them! So excited for #scarathlon, go #teamwhoyagonnacall!!

bthegood 👻👻 9mo
FlynnDewey I almost can't see the Mister Magic title. Gives it an eerier (?) look. 9mo
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Ngl, I CRIED on pg 621 for the someday king. I thought this book started a little fast, considering the cliffhanger the last one left on, but the pacing and the plot crushed me, and I can‘t wait to get my copy of Fragile Threads of Power to check in on everyone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My box came in! Everyone is so ahead of the game 😅 I only have a real name, not an @, so thank you to my buddy, it‘s in safe!

#hauntedhollowswap #hhs #hhs23

wanderinglynn They‘re ahead of me too! 😆 And now the hard part. . . The waiting!!! 👻 9mo
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I love a magic tournament, but I wish we‘d spent more time with the Essen Tasch. Also, I don‘t like cliffhangers, not because I want to know immediately what happens, but because it tends to make the next book either very fast or very slow in the beginning. That being said, I love Alucard, and he‘s a great addition to our main trio. 4/5⭐️

#september #lgbtq #lgbt #lgbtqia2s

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1) I have two black cats already so I think that‘s the answer lol
2) I don‘t usually reread books, but probably Summer Sons. I love a good southern gothic.
3) I did a dragon one year, and it was a couples costume with my boyfriend (a knight)
4) Yes, but I‘m all good on socks rn :)
5) Tie between Halloween (original or 2018), Scream, and Trick r Treat
6) Reeses and gummy candies (not sour)

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap #hhs23 #hauntedhollowswap23

wanderinglynn Black cats! 🖤🐈‍⬛🎃👻🙌🏻 9mo
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Why choose between jump scares and blood & guts? I dont get queasy very easily with one notable exception.

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap #hhs23 #hauntedhollowswap23

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 9mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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Having just come back from Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studies spooky stuff), I‘ve gotta catch up on #HauntedHollowSwap posts!

#hhs #hhs23 #hauntedhollowswap23

wanderinglynn How fun! And great board 🎃👻🙌🏻 9mo
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Five books in #August! I‘m officially halfway thru my goal of 84, and only 14 books behind! 😅😭

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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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I am so unbelievable disappointed? I felt so safe with Oyeyemi, who was very pro-LBGT+ in the other book I‘ve read by her. And Boy, Snow, Bird was easily a 5 star read…up until the last two chapters. I will not abide by any sort of transphobia, whether Oyeyemi intended for it to be transphobic or not. Impact over intentions, always, and especially in cases like this.

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Nightbitch | RACHEL. YODER
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Hurricane weather means that I can finally finish this book and…???? Maybe it‘s because I‘m not the intended audience (over educated, yes, but I am not and don‘t plan on having kids), but Nightbitch just didn‘t hit the way I know it has for other people. Also, I have two black cats and that one scene was almost enough for me to DNF. ⭐️⭐️✨

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July, July | Tim O'Brien
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Also now that‘s it nearly September, here‘s my July reading! I really like the Bookmory has these downloadable calendars.

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I don‘t have the dust jacket with me bc I‘m on vacation, but I should‘ve trusted the reviewers I follow and read this sooner! I really enjoyed this book, even if I was arguing with myself on how to pronounce Luc the whole time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨

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Hell Followed with Us | Andrew Joseph White
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I think this did a lot to heal my religious trauma. It was so easy to empathize with Benji, having grown up in the church. A good read for those that can handle body horror and love autistic and LGBTQIA2S+ representation. :)

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Also happening is the #ModernWitchSwap! I‘m limiting myself to only one swap this year but sign up over on @BookwormAHN ‘s page!!

#mws

BookwormAHN Thanks for sharing 🐈‍⬛ 10mo
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It‘s that time of year again!! Head on over to @wanderinglynn ‘s page to sign up or go here ( https://forms.gle/FT2PiK9NGPDXjHMK8 ) to sign up for the #HauntedHollowSwap!

#hhs #hhs23 #hauntedhollowswap23

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 🎃👻 10mo
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Hell Followed with Us | Andrew Joseph White
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Spent the day cleaning! I‘m also getting rid of a bunch of books since I‘m moving from VA to Alaska in October 😁😁😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow! That sounds exciting!! 10mo
MsRadioSilence @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait! And since I‘m also not able to bring all my books, my boyf is gonna be sending me monthly packages of randomly picked books from my physical tbr 🥰 10mo
wanderinglynn That‘s a huge move! Is it temporary? (I ask since you‘re not moving everything.) 10mo
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MsRadioSilence @wanderinglynn permanent! But my boyf can‘t move up yet, so I‘m taking a few things and he‘ll come up with the rest later 10mo
dabbe Are you yawning precious kitty or saying “Stay away?“ 💜😂💜 10mo
SamAnne Love Alaska! I think the winters would challenge me but books would help! Such great country. 10mo
AmyG Oh wow! Sounds fabulous. 10mo
kspenmoll Where in Alaska? My brother lives in Kenai. 10mo
MsRadioSilence @kspenmoll Anchorage! I visited a couple years ago and I can‘t wait to live up there 10mo
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October, October | Katya Balen
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It‘s my favorite time of the year! Go head over to @Clwojick ‘s page for the #Scarathlon 2023 sign ups!!

https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2618846

Thanks again @Clwojick and @StayCurious for hosting it this year!! 🥰🥰

#scarathlon2023 #scarathlon23

Clwojick Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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July, July | Tim O'Brien
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Five books this month! Not pictured is the copy of Heartstopper I was reading at work.

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Letters | Henry James
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Three going out tomorrow! Be on the lookout in your mailboxes @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Allylu @Sleepswithbooks #litsylove

Allylu Really? Yay! I have to get back into writing letters! Thank you! ❤ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!! Thank you 💛 11mo
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