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Owlizabeth

Owlizabeth

Joined May 2016

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Practice of Generalist Social Work by Julie Birkenmaier, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education Julie Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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1. The Others series by Anne Bishop
2. Bare feet all day every day. I resent shoes and socks.
3. Denver?
4. Mushrooms
5. Noooooope

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Sace Oh yeah...mischrooms 🤢 8h
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Say No to the Duke | Eloisa James
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@EloisaJames does it again! This was more of a slow burn and I really enjoyed the build up. I loved the characters and the ending. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Mehso-so

Not great, but readable. Didn‘t make me feel compelled to read any more Maya Banks. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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It is a cruel thing to do to children...

Every line in this book is a beautiful heartache.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree. So heart wrenching. 2d
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There‘s a fine line between love and hate, as Lucy finds out in this cute romance that kept me up way past my bedtime. I really enjoyed it, but I don‘t think it‘s gonna be super memorable for me, and definitely not worth the lack of sleep this morning. (It‘s so hard for me to put down a romance once it gets going, though!!) 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

Zelma I‘m the same way with romances. They are like a bag of chips or bowl of ice cream; I want to just devour after I start one. 3d
Owlizabeth @Zelma yes, self-control is not my superpower!! 3d
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Book is down for now... #warren2020

Chrissyreadit This is a nail biter. It‘s so insane to know the disaster we are currently in. I am #warren2020. 3d
readordierachel #warren2020 all the way 🙌 3d
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Good lord is this book beautifully written. Which I expected, but it‘s still stunning. #furbeast agrees.

PatriciaU So, so good! 3d
bernadette Really looking forward to reading this one. 3d
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Current #library book sitch. What should I read??? #makemereadit #help

merelybookish Wow! That is a haul! If you like weird, Bunny is a ride! 5d
JanuarieTimewalker13 Dominicana is a quick, interesting read! 5d
vivastory Hollow Kingdom, so you can join the chorus of enthusiasm, thereby convincing me to go buy it 😄 5d
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Soubhiville I want to read so many of these! But Hollow Kingdom is the one I‘ve been most interested in lately. 5d
readordierachel Tough choice! Dominicana sounds really good. And I'm seconding @merelybookish Bunny was a trip! 5d
Reggie I dug Bunny so much!!! 5d
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1. Tagged is all I‘m focusing on rn
2. Tooooo many!!! 17 physical and 8 (3 & an omnibus) digital
3. I‘m a rereader if I‘m slumping. Which I am currently and explains 1 & 2. 😳😣😉

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I‘m with the oldest for a sensory-friendly showing of Tot Story 4. He‘s playing video games and I‘m reading my kindle while we wait for the movie to start. Of course. #readeverywhere #actuallyautistic

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I‘ve been rundown physically and emotionally, so I‘ve crawled into my favorite series for a comfort #reread. Even though I have SEVENTEEN books out from the library (so much anxiety, yet another reason I need some comfort. It‘s a self-perpetuating cycle.). I really love the world of The Others (obvious statement is obvious), this is my third reread this year alone! 😳

Nessavamusic ❤️🥰❤️This series! 1w
ravenlee This series is awesome! 1w
TorieStorieS Anne Bishop is one of my favorites!!! 🤗 6d
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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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“Serve with a spoon! No need for a finger orgy in the serving dish.”

This cookbook is so much funnier than I was expecting.

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Antoni in the Kitchen | Antoni Porowski
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Today‘s #libraryhaul was much bigger than expected...oops! #sorrynotsorry

Cathythoughts You did well 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
Annl You were lucky to get Water Dancer. I am on the waiting list. 1w
Owlizabeth @Annl I‘m surprised my hold came in as quickly as it did! 1w
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Nevernight | Jay Kristoff
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Giving this series a try... I‘m in a weird mood and nothing feels right, hoping this does the trick. 🤞🏼

TorieStorieS I have heard good things about this series! 1w
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OMG an historical lesbian romance novel that didn‘t make me want to bang my head against a wall! Actual characters and feelings! A slow burn that paid off!Sexy sex that was neither too vague nor too graphic! And it‘s not just a quick novella. The author is bi and really delivered for me. I got this free through the Kindle lending library and it‘s on KU too. Yay #queer #romantsy books!!!

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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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#GroupFforFantasy look what came today! I know I‘m crazy early and not supposed to start until 11/1, but I have a feeling I‘m going to start my reread sooner than that. So excited for my first #lmpbc!! @TorieStorieS @babyruth2510 @CareBear @suvata

Soubhiville I love this book! 2w
Owlizabeth @Soubhiville me too - I hope my group does too! It makes me nervous sending out a book!! 2w
TorieStorieS I‘m excited to read it, too!!! 👏👏👏 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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So, this is the dumbest premise for a romance, very contrived even after reading the note at the end. That being said, this is a good one. It‘s not a mindless romance - it deals with emotional abuse, the aftermath, PTSD and the problems with the judicial system - all while making me care about a crochet book and gay WWII soldiers. It was a lot, but it worked so well, once it gets going. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 1/2

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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This one was slow to start, but once it started rolling I couldn‘t put it down. There was probably one too many obstacles, I think it could have been edited a bit and had better pacing, but I still found it a fairly good #romantsy pick. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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I‘m not entirely sure what I just read, but I want more. This is a library copy, but I‘m going out to buy my own because I have a feeling I‘m going to want to revisit this world over and over. This wasn‘t perfect, but it was funny and clever and something new. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Best email of the day.

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Pushing through a migraine to read this because I‘m loving it so hard.

DGRachel I hope the migraine eases for you soon! 2w
Maike Get better soon! Sometimes reading actually helps when I‘m down with a migraine so I hope it works a little for you too. 🤞 2w
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2w
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Getting read to start this one for my biology class - should be interesting after reading In Defense of Food and watching Food, Inc. #oldladystudent #onedayiwillgraduate

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Is it #sneakyreading if you‘re just ignoring schoolwork? Oh, the pitfalls of online classes...

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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35 pages in and I‘m so stoked on this friggin book. Also stoked on a Boston creme donut from my favorite shop.

saresmoore The book is a majestic unicorn and I love it so much. 3w
Christine This post is very perfect. 🍩📚❤️ 3w
LoverofLit Boston cream donuts are my FAVORITE 😍🍩 3w
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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My library hold fiiiinally came in!!! And I had to pick up a couple more because I have zero self-restraint. #libraryhaul #toomanybooks #stacksonstacksonstacks

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I thought this was going to be a piece of fluff and I ended up crying several times. This is about missed chances and friendship and grief and impossible positions with impossible decisions and it hit me in the feels so hard. I stayed up way too late and that with the crying have left my eyes super puffy. That‘s the best endorsement for a book in my opinion. Puffy eyes. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are reading this for our December #BotmBuddyRead if you want to join us !! I‘m going to read it again! I loved it!! 💙💙 3w
SitsWithaBook I loved this book, too! 3w
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Black Jewels Trilogy | Anne Bishop
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I love Anne Bishop‘s The Others series, so I‘m excited to finally read this. She just drops you into this elaborate world and I‘m having a tiny bit of trouble keeping track of everything, but I‘m enjoying the writing more and more as I progress.

ShelleyBooksie I cannot wait for your review. I love this trilogy so much. 3w
TorieStorieS This is one of my favorites!!!! I hope you grow to love it, too!!! 3w
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Tigana: Anniversary Edition | Guy Gavriel Kay
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I‘m having trouble settling on what to read right now, so I‘m going to try Tigana. I first read this about 15 years ago and credit it with my love for fantasy. Let‘s see if it holds up. Or keeps my attention, at least.

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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#7covers7days #covercrush Robert McGinnis cover illustrations box set

I had so much fun with this challenge! Thanks to @Soubhiville and @tjwill for the tags!! And to @Cinfhen for getting this hashtag game going 😁

Cinfhen I‘m glad you enjoyed 😘 4w
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Obviously. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Oh my, this book is a hoot! I am loving it, exactly what I was in the mood to read right now.

daena Yep. Same here! Reading it right now as well. 4w
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Cinfhen I‘ve always found this cover striking 💙 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Attention-grabbing cover! 1mo
readordierachel YES. So beautiful. 1mo
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Unmask Me If You Can | Shana Galen
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I‘ve enjoyed the Survivors series as a whole, but want to highlight this one for the deft and sensitive way Galen writes Olivia, a rape survivor, as she falls in love. I‘ve learned that #romantsy books can be so much more than fluff and this is a story that proves that. I actually bought this one because I‘m going to want to read it again. Sweet, sexy and so supportive, Jasper is a terrific hero, but Olivia shines as the heart of the tale. 5👍🏼

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I‘ve completely stalled on this and have been reading romance novels instead. Should I push through my apathy or bail? #pullthebookmarkornah

Redwritinghood Oh no! Everyone seems to be liking it, but I haven‘t started my copy yet. 1mo
Owlizabeth @Redwritinghood it‘s good, I just don‘t think I‘m in the right mindset for it now. Lots of sickness and stress has me reaching for something lighter. 1mo
JacqMac I loved it. But I‘m very much a mood reader, so I get it. If you aren‘t feeling it, take a break. 1mo
Cathythoughts I liked the beginning - the Night Knocker part ... but I‘ve stalled too. I‘d like more of the Tim Jameson character .... Im putting it into #hibernation for now , although I would like to know what happens.... 1mo
Owlizabeth @Cathythoughts right? I guess I‘m just struggling with children being treated terribly, though that‘s King‘s forte. I pulled my bookmark and am returning it to the library today. I‘ll come back at some point. Definitely a case of good book, bad timing. 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

(I know no explanations but it was soooo hard to narrow down my favorite cover of one of my favorite books. Seriously, down the rabbit hole.)

Megara I *love* that art! 1mo
emilyhaldi 😍😍😍 1mo
readordierachel It's so perfect for the book 😍 1mo
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We, the Drowned | Carsten Jensen
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Foragingfantasy Love this cover. I have had this one on my tbr shelf for AGES. 1mo
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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Cinfhen YES!!!! Her book covers are always spectacular 1mo
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A Companion to Gender Studies | Philomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, Audrey Kobayashi
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A friend sent this to me and I thought it might be fun here.

Mine is: “Queering the Home: Creating a Radical Queerness” - looooooove it!

What‘s your thesis title?

Come-read-with-me @Owlizabeth “Constructing oppression: Shaping the new homosexuality” Sounds much more interesting than what I actually wrote my dissertation on! 1mo
suvata Discussing gender feminist — Totally the opposite of what I am. LOL (edited) 1mo
Karisa Reproducing the Family: The Queering of the Feminst Future... Not sure what that means, but it sounds very smart. 1mo
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batsy "Discussing Sexualities: Dreaming a New Sensuality" hmm my initials, birth date and shirt colour are all trying to tell me something ? 1mo
Christine @batsy LOL!! 1mo
Christine Mine 100% must already exist: “Envisioning Bodies: Creating a Feminist Critique.” If it doesn‘t exist, I want to write it! 1mo
Owlizabeth @Come-read-with-me oooh that does sound interesting!! 1mo
Owlizabeth @batsy HAHAHAHA 1mo
Owlizabeth @Christine yeah, if that doesn‘t exist it definitely should - I‘d read it! 1mo
Owlizabeth @Karisa OooOoooh I like the sound of that! 1mo
JessClark78 Imaging Bodies: Shaping the Feminist Identity. 1mo
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Susannah YES 1mo
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The Trouble with Dukes | Grace Burrowes
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So I picked this up on a whim and unwittingly got thrown into a continuation of a series. There are so many characters! Much more than a typical romance and it‘s a bit of a bother keeping everyone straight. The family tree provided is barely readable on my kindle. And I‘ve been sick. All of that to say, it‘s not been a very productive reading weekend for me.

Trashcanman Hope you feel better soon 1mo
Soubhiville I hope you‘re on the mend. 1mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I really want to keep reading, but I can‘t keep my eyes open!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I decided to start this instead of The Testaments because it‘s due back to the library first. I‘m 125 pages in and have so much dread already, and there‘s some people that need their comeuppance rull quick.

Also, this statistic gives me heartburn.

tjwill So sad. 1mo
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The Nobody People | Bob Proehl
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#libraryhaul including the new Atwood and King!! I‘m internally screaming in joy.

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Oh god, give me a loud, smart, funny, big heroine with a touch of self-doubt paired with a brooding man who admires her and has his own self-doubts and I will eat it up with a spoon. This was SO my jam. There‘s even a little queerness that I hope gets expanded upon. MacLean is the writer that let me really get lost in Regency romance and here she is again, proving she‘s the champ for a reason. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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OMG y‘all, this book. Whew. I‘m gonna have to stay up and finish it. With the fan on, because it is hot! #romantsy

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I ended up getting these two from Rather Keen‘s sale recently and they came with this awesome postcard!! #retailtherapy

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Not Cat‘s best work, but a sweet short story of F/F romance. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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WOW. This definitely lives up to the hype. Jacob explores race and love and family and what it means to grow up in Trump‘s America. Jacob uses simple, repetitive images to illustrate the conversations, which I appreciated. Sometimes the artwork in a GN is too distracting for me, so this was perfect and allowed me to really immerse myself in the story. Def recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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So many books are piling up unread because of damn migraines. I‘m tired of the pain, the exhaustion, the short temper and the lack of books in my life currently. I know I‘m not alone here, it‘s just so difficult to have chronic migraines. #whining

Crazeedi So sorry you are suffering, that has to be so miserable, hugs 1mo
Eyelit 💜💜💜 1mo
Lizpixie I feel your pain lovely, migraines have cost me precious reading time too. Feel free to complain all you want, if we can‘t understand and empathise who else will? Hope things get better for you real soon. xxxx♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
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Cathythoughts Migraines are awful... I hope you feel better soon 1mo
LeahBergen Yuck! Poor you! 1mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! Sending hugs and love! 💜💜 1mo
Tamra Poop. Simply put it‘s just crappy. I can‘t imagine them begins chronic - once a month is bad enough. I feel for you. 1mo
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