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NAM99

Joined January 2017

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I found it to be a great story but didn‘t particularly care about the characters

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So excited to get started on my #yallfest books!

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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It‘s true, happy storybooks are boring 😉

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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The hardest part of loving someone is realizing that you can‘t always protect them and sometimes, having to ignore the things that are making them hurt. #yallfestprep

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Pickpick

Excellent read while cooking

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This was a very clever book, I had forgotten that it was fiction!

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I have always loved Ben Folds‘ music but never really knew his story and I‘m so glad that I know it now.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Everyone should read Pumpkinheads just so you can learn about a pumpkin bomb- your life will never be the same!

4thhouseontheleft I drooled when I read about the pumpkin bomb! Although I think it would be even better with cinnamon ice cream. 3mo
NAM99 @4thhouseontheleft that is a genius idea! We are definitely planning on making them at some point in the not so distant future 3mo
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The Avant-Guards | | Carly Usdin
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This was a great get yo know the players volume. Looking forward to reading more about the Avant-Guards.

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What Lincoln did after winning the Republican nomination was always impressive. Doris Kearny‘s Goodwin does a phenomenal job drawing the picture of Lincoln and in particular, his relationships with Seward and Grant.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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A little background on me: I worked on 4 campaigns. So while I love the romance of the book I find the campaign talk just as thrilling and I just had a moment where I audibly woahed. A thing just happened and it came from left field for me, awesome job Casey McQuiston.

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Mehso-so

So I thought this book was really cute but suffered from assuming that you were familiar enough with each character to understand the conversations without identifying the speakers. For the record: frosting emergencies are real

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The Bane Chronicles | Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
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It may not be the healthiest way to handle life, but it‘s a pretty great sentiment.

CouronneDhiver I agree! 3mo
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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I started the Red Rising series a few weeks ago and am loving it! The only challenge I‘ve had is keeping track of all the names!

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This was a very sweet story about friendship and growing up.

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The Red Scrolls of Magic | Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
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Does it sound like a great-aunt? I wonder why 🤣 #harrypotterreferences

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What a great way to think about tears #eclecticreadathon

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I really enjoyed figuring out the game with the characters and the way time progression was handled

Merethebookgal I love this book so much!! ❤️ 5mo
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Fountains of Silence | Ruta Sepetys
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Got some great books at #alaac2019

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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Kit is possibly my favorite part of this book. I also highly recommend the audiobook, James Marsters is fantastic

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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed getting to know Edel better but Camille continues to annoy me. It‘s a well built world but there are aspects that were lacking explanations.

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Favorite part about mystery series- seeing the changes in the lead characters

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One False Move | Harlan Coben
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One of the things I enjoy most about Harlan Coben‘s books is that I often do not guess who the killer is. His books also happen to take place around the area I grew up so it‘s a lot of fun to hear the references!

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I did it! I finished the PLL series! I started it two years ago as part of book bingo and slowly made my way through. These girls are like my crazy messed up friends. I enjoy that they never learn to wear gloves when looking at something suspicious.

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It will always amaze me how the lists never learn to wear gloves but I do appreciate how it‘s carried over into the show.

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Mehso-so

Generally, I‘m not really a short story fan, I always find myself either wanting more or just not caring about the stories. This was a mixture of the two. Tom Hanks and his love of typewriters is charming as ever but as an audiobook, it was difficult to figure out when one story ended and the next begins.

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Generally my feeling on poetry

BillBlume I laughed way too much at this. It‘s like the time I saw part of a dress rehearsal of the Nutcracker as a kid and asked my mom why no one was talking. 8mo
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This is a book of essays targeting young adults. I‘ve been waiting for an essay like this one by Melissa Marr, she talks about her childhood and how it‘s influenced her into who she is now. I found the end of this essay to be very powerful. #halfbloodbingo

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City of Heavenly Fire | Cassandra Clare
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It took me a while to get to it but I‘ve finished the Mortal Instruments series. From book 1 to 6, you can see Cassandra Clare growing as a writer. It was great following these characters on their adventures.

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Toxic | Sara Shepard
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Fifteen books in and of the four girls, I regularly just feel bad for Emily

Nitpickyabouttrains Poor Emily 8mo
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Toxic | Sara Shepard
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Sometimes I forget that “A” can be a word and not the person torturing my favorites liars

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This essay was a beautiful tribute

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1. Book
2. Professor McGonagal, Sirius, Lupin
3. Peeves
4. Hands down Prisoner of Azkaban
5. Defense Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic (I love all forms of history), transfigurations
#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 9mo
jmtrivera Everything you said is completely perfect, except I'd swap History of Magic for charms. Clearly you're a genius. 😊 9mo
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I love this series, this volume explores sexual identity and teamwork. #halfbloodbingo

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The poems are simple and great! #halfbloodbingo

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Rumors | Anna Godbersen
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Thanks @jillannjohn ! Can‘t wait to continue the Luxe series and I‘m definitely putting on the socks this morning 😁 #cupidgoespostal

jillannjohn You‘re welcome. Enjoy! And have a great Valentine‘s Day! 9mo
Gaylagal2 So pretty ❤️ 9mo
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Can‘t wait for tomorrow! @jillannjohn #cupidgoespostal

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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At the age of 18, I joined the Obama campaign as the state director for students in New Jersey. I did it because I not only believed in him, but I believed in her and their story. The story of Mrs. Obama is an amazing one, and to hear her perspectives on things was inspiring. Seeing the way her life as a child influenced her as First Lady was a great story to follow. #Halfbloodbingo

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Marcelo in the Real World | Francisco X. Stork
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Experiencing the world through Marcelo was a beautiful experience. I especially enjoyed the musical aspects of the story. Thanks @jmtrivera for the suggestion #halfbloodbingo

jmtrivera So glad you liked it!! 9mo
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Apparently reading political books is the way I‘ve been kicking off #HalfBloodBingo I‘ve known Cory Booker since 2002 and have always liked him in a personal level. His book is a fantastic read on how he ended up mayor of Newark.

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Order to Kill | Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
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It‘s been a Monday! So I‘m treating myself to happy hour with a friend and am reading while I wait. I‘ve been reading the Mitch Rapp series since 2001 when I was in middle school. It‘s like going back to an old friend.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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This book dealt with two big things: integration and sexuality. I felt the integration piece was phenomenal but I could‘ve done without the sexuality. It felt at points a bit too much for one book to handle. Otherwise, I thought it was phenomenal and thought provoking.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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While I don‘t find this perspective valid, it is fascinating and one I definitely believe people thought.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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While this book may have taken place 1959, it‘s sad that this thought is one that people still have.

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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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My coworker started reading Carry On without having read any of Rainbow Rowell‘s other books, which I think is just unfortunate so I‘ve brought Attachments and Fangirl for her.

jmtrivera That's a good friend! 10mo
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Mehso-so

Got this as an ARC at #yallfest in 2017 and just got around to reading it. It felt very basic in character and plot development, there was just something missing from it that I can‘t place.

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A friend recommended this to me for the love of hockey, it was fun, not the best written but enjoyable. Heavy dose of angst #romance #bookbingo

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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13 pages in and I already see this is going to be a very powerful book. As an older sibling, I‘ve definitely been in situations wishing that my brother didn‘t have to experience the same thing as I did

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So much fun doing secret Santa with @AlizaApp @Nitpickyabouttrains @jmtrivera and @Merethebookgal gifts courtesy of Meredith! If you haven‘t read Princeless, I highly recommend it- self saving princesses are really the best!

Merethebookgal It was so much fun, as always! 10mo
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