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Purrsistently

Joined August 2017

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Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
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The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness
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The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
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The White Company: Sir Nigel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Boneless Mercies | April Genevieve Tucholke
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Pairs well with spiced ale

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Library Haul! (Not that I finished the last one mind you...😅)

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Snow, Glass, Apples | Neil Gaiman
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CW for daughter vampire monster apparently having magic-immobilized her dad and given him bjs and then bitten and drained his blood that way. As well as a fair amount of necrophilia content from the prince. That's what makes me say HECKIN NO KIDS for this book.

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Snow, Glass, Apples | Neil Gaiman
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This is an intensely disturbing horror story with stunning artwork. 5/5 stars from me. EDIT: EXTREMELY ADULTS ONLY. You'd see why if you opened it to any four pages (honestly had a hard time finding a panel that wasn't NSFW for the pic and CW for very disturbing sexual assaults, incest, etc.) Like I'm all for sex positivity but some of this beats out GoT.😳

Purrsistently I added a spoiler-covered explanation of my NO KIDS recommendation in a separate litsy post for anyone who wants to know. 😅 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Um, yes. Definitely no kids for this story! 😱 I haven‘t read this adaptation but just… no. 2mo
Purrsistently @Clare-Dragonfly yeahhhh. I don't think I'm a prude by any means but I didn't want anyone to go unwittingly buy it for their niece or something thinking it was just a spooky retelling😳 2mo
JoyBlue Thanks for the warning! This is in my TBR pile right now. 1mo
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Spellslinger | Sebastien de Castell
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Bookhaul from a random little shop along the highway!

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Song of the Current | Sarah Tolcser
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I really loved everything about this. The shiptalk, the narrative voice, the way issues were framed. It had a very consistent atmosphere and felt like every sentence was crafted to contribute to it.

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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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The audiobook version is performed SO well and it is beautifully written.💕 There is a lot more to this than I expected!

Reggie I loved Chance and his unfailing belief in the potential of people. This was so good. 2mo
Purrsistently @Reggie same! 😭 2mo
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Speakeasy: A Novel | Alisa Smith
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We went to a "SpookEasy" hidden behind the bookshelf off to the side. I thought I took a picture of the shelf itself but apparently did not. The whole thing was halloween themed and fantastic, and I now think of the bookshelf entrance into a secret room whenever I open a book. :P

chaoticgoodhufflepuff That sounds amazing!! 👻 2mo
Meaw_catlady Omg !! That sounds so great!!! Spooktacular ! 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
Purrsistently @chaoticgoodhufflepuff @Meaw_catlady it was so much fun! And the bar was mostly a variety of teas you could add pretty much any flavor to! 2mo
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The Light in the Forest | Conrad Richter
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This was quite awful, especially given the author's note at the end explicitly stating it's a "both sides" argument.?

Meeko93 😻 2mo
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I'm back!: more rare air | Michael Jordan, Mark Vancil, Walter Iooss
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Dropped off the face of the earth and:
Got a doctor
Got a new job (with the library!)
Moved into an apartment I love where we can have a pet
Adopted a kitten!

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Amiable Yay for all of those things —especially the kitten! 😻 2mo
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼🙌🏼👊🏼🎉 2mo
TheSpineView That's awesome! Congrats on all!🧡🐾 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly All good stuff! Yay! What is the kitten‘s name? 😻 2mo
Purrsistently @Clare-Dragonfly we named him Loki! 2mo
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The Ruin of Kings | Jenn Lyons
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200 pages in and enjoying this immensely!!

Purrsistently Finished- loved it. :D 5mo
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We Rule the Night | Claire Eliza Bartlett
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The inspiration behind this was really interesting and I love all the varying shades of women in this story.

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The Tiger at Midnight | Swati Teerdhala
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Just wasn't my thing. I found the narrative voice jarring with the setting- but can also see it being a great introduction to fantasy or historical fiction for the intended audience. :)

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When I had
no friends
I reached inside
my beloved
books
& sculpted some
out of
12 pt
times new roman
-and it was almost good enough
#bulletjournal #bujo #poetry

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There was some great stuff in here. I loved it.

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"There is power in stories" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Soubhiville I can‘t wait to read this one! If it‘s not in my summer Santa box I‘m buying it immediately! 7mo
Karisa Just downloaded it yesterday after the recommendation of a friend. It sounds amazing! 7mo
msreads It's in my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it!!! 7mo
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Kdgordon88 It‘s a current Kindle deal...just grabbed my copy. Thanks for the recommendation! 7mo
Autumnscribe Great map! 7mo
minkyb @Kdgordon88 thanks so much for the head's up about the kindle deal. Jumped right on it.
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Purrsistently @Soubhiville 350~ in and I'm loving it so far! 7mo
Purrsistently @Kdgordon88 yessss I got the kindle version yesterday too😅 (this is a library copy in the picture) 7mo
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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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Loving this so far💕

Tanisha_A Love your bookmark 7mo
Purrsistently @Tanisha_A thanks, it was from uppercase 7mo
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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I liked this, definitely adding to my list of "Teen Recs"
It had a lot of great points to make over the course of an engaging story.

TheDaysGoBy Cool cover! 7mo
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Starting this, finally!

Emilymdxn I loved it so much! 7mo
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Enchantress from the Stars | Sylvia Louise Engdahl
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Bookhaul from Indie Bookstore Day! So excited for the tagged book, my partner is a huge fan.

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The Weight of Our Sky | Hanna Alkaf
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Currently reading- appreciated the author's note/trigger warning.

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This was wonderful!!!!

JanuarieTimewalker13 Sounds good!! Stacked!! 8mo
nelehelen I loved it too!! 8mo
Purrsistently @nelehelen I loved the wide variety in tone, style, format- it was enjoyable in that sense even divorced from the top-shelf content.💕 8mo
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The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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Little over halfway through, enjoying it so far.❤️ Growing up in fundie "courtship" culture, romances by authors from more conservative backgrounds is much more relatable to me and I get rather emotional cheering for them to break free while empathizing with the fear of losing family and community that you love very much.

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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Spread for my Beauty and the Beast rankings, should be fun!

Meeko93 Very cool idea 👍 8mo
Meeko93 Where did you get your bullet journal? 8mo
LiteraryinLititz Great idea!! Excited to see the results! 8mo
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Kimberlone Pretty! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale :) 8mo
Eyelit So lovely! 8mo
Purrsistently @Meeko93 thanks! It is a Scribbles That Matter one, I think they only sell through Amazon. I've been very happy with the two I've used so far! 8mo
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When all your holds somehow come in at the same time😅😅😅 #tbr

Booknerd2 HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!!!! 💜💜💜😂🤣 8mo
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Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing | Ursula K Le Guin, David Naimon
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Found this gem and took it for a walk to read in the breezy sunshine. Delightful.

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The Matchmaker's List | Sonya Lalli
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"Can we stop at the library? I have one (1) hold I need to pick up?" ???

BookHoarder32 Famous last words 😉 8mo
Purrsistently @BookHoarder32 😹 I did return 2 at least😅😅 8mo
MsLeah8417 That is so me!!!!!🤣🤣🤣 8mo
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Andrew65 😂😂😂 8mo
youneverarrived I can relate 😂 8mo
JennyM Every. Single. Time. 😂😂😂 8mo
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A Conjuring of Light | Victoria Schwab
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The B&N collector's edition of A Conjuring of Light is available to pre-order! They sent me an email about the first two but not this one, so thought I'd share for anyone else who'd been watching their inbox for that notice.

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Bookish mail! This was made by @ in.the.reads on instagram- I loved the packaging as well as the woodmark!!

TrishB That‘s very cool 👍🏻 8mo
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What books do I need to read before Summer?

jpmcwisemorgan Did you do this page? It‘s so pretty! 8mo
Stacy_31 I love that "stealth mode" sticker! 8mo
Purrsistently @jpmcwisemorgan I did, but I purchased the stickers from A Melancholy Moose and FabFeministArt via etsy :D 8mo
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Purrsistently @Stacy_31 the harry potter ones are from A Melancholy Moose on Etsy, she makes a ton of reading challenge/bookish themed hp ones 8mo
Stacy_31 @Purrsistently Thanks! I already placed an order from A Melancholy Moose. 😂😂 8mo
Purrsistently That's great 😹😹😹😹 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow, those are amazing stickers! Thanks for sharing the maker! 8mo
Purrsistently @Clare-Dragonfly both artists are so great, I love them💕 8mo
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Northwood | Maryse Meijer
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You know how people joke that 50 Shades would be creepy and gross if the dude was some ugly hick instead of a suit wearing businessman?

This is that story, and I'll never unsee it. It gets points for gorgeous packaging though.

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Mehso-so

It was sweet. It was fun to read a translated book and I did enjoy the story and characters, but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to.

SW-T I fell in love with Nana and was sad for his loss. 8mo
Purrsistently @SW-T yes😭 8mo
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My March reading summary! I read 13 books and can't begin to pick a favorite. (Illuminae, On the Come Up, Cruel Prince, Woman at Point Zero- how can I choose?!) The one I enjoyed least was Conspiracy of Fools but the author is a great person with a spicy twitter.

keys_on_fire Love your journal pages!! 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Your journal is beautiful 😍 8mo
BennettBookworm Are those HP stickers and where can I get them?? Omg love it 8mo
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Purrsistently @BennettBookworm some are stickers some are die cuts, they are made by A Melancholy Moose on Etsy! She has a fb and insta too 8mo
BennettBookworm Omg so divine 8mo
UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 8mo
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Starting my run of Beauty and the Beast retellings- will review and rank them at the end.

BethM I love this series so hard. I didn‘t get the retelling though, and honestly didn‘t know it was supposed to be one. 8mo
sammisho I loved this series so hard too! @BethM 8mo
TsundokuAleax @BethM I think Tamlin is suppose to be Gaston while Rhys is the Beast. 8mo
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BethM @TsundokuAleax that makes sense I guess. I‘d rather think of it as it‘s own story. Makes more sense to me. 8mo
Purrsistently @BethM I didn't know it was supposed to be one either till recently! There's been a couple of new b&b retellings released lately and that made me want to go read all the ones I could find. 😻 8mo
TsundokuAleax @BethM I get it. They author is kinda smart in the way she turns the whole thing on its head. I love how you settle into this world and realize how skewed the view was. Also the parallels between the guys and who the represent is more visible when you go back and reread it. It doesn't really play out the same way as b&b but you can see it better. 8mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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"People need to get their Space Opera life right." Started the audiobook this morning, very promising so far (as expected) and I'm loving all the starwars references and carrying a lot of anxiety and hope for brilliant Bri. ❤️

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Beautiful Darkness | Garcia Kami Stohl Margaret
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"Green and gold lemon and rosemary, I could smell it through the blood, the smoke, and the ashes: Lena"

Tanisha_A I love how you have written it! 👌🏽 9mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️this was so good!!!

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Started the "chosen one readathon" yesterday in the Flourish and Blotts group, tagged book was my first draw. ?

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Ooh look, the part where my family got hit. (My dad worked for Arthur Andersen, I was in second grade when this down and remember being hauled out for a demonstration of all the kids who would be thrown under the bus if the company couldn't be saved. Welp.

Purrsistently I'm not sure why I thought it would be fun to read about twerp enron accountants who all get $250,000 *bonuses* in 1980s money for sowing the seeds of the destruction of my family having any modest financial security. 9mo
Purrsistently Or the CFO who was a disaster but they KEPT ON PAYROLL even after replacing him with another CFO who also gets an astronomical salary because you wouldn't want your worthless friends to have to actually work for their millions. This book may turn me into a communist. 😹 (edited) 9mo
Purrsistently My God. Pretty sure these twerps could feed and house all our homeless veterans with just the money they throw about to placate their most useless employees who were actually harming the company. 9mo
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cariashley 🤭 that‘s awful. And infuriating. My husband‘s company went under because of Bernie Madoff so I‘ve been there - fuck financial corruption! 9mo
Eggbeater I am so sorry your family fell prey to these people. It is enough to turn anybody away from capitolism. 9mo
Purrsistently @cariashley cheers to that! And sorry, that sucks. 9mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m very much a democratic socialist who believes in small local business over mega billion corporations. I may be a dreamer but I‘m furious that ethics and morals are not part of a business structure. 9mo
cariashley @Purrsistently thank you. We were very lucky - it was early in his career, I had a steady job and we didn‘t have a family to support. I shudder to think of all the people who weren‘t so lucky. 9mo
Purrsistently @Chrissyreadit yeah❤️ this story is so gross. I'm not sure I can take 700 pages of it😬 9mo
Purrsistently @cariashley ❤️❤️❤️we were lucky in that my dad was just a programmer who worked on their techy stuff and his whole dept was purchased by another company so at least he had *A* job afterward but nowhere he's worked since ever treated its lower level employees as kindly as AA did and certainly didn't respect work/life balance on the same plane at all. 9mo
Purrsistently AA told him he'd be fired if he didn't stay home with his post partum wife when she had each of us no matter what the company had going on that week. They treated people like human beings. 9mo
Quippe Sorry to hear this. I knew a number of people who worked for AA and they spoke highly of it as an organisation. A lot of advisory firms got sucked into the Enron b-s at that time (I was working at a firm that desperately wanted to work for it but luckily never made the cut). 9mo
Purrsistently @Quippe I'm glad you dodged the bullet! 9mo
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Listening to the audiobook and this meme complements the mood 😹

Eggbeater 😂 9mo
KatieDid927 YEP 9mo
Weaponxgirl 😂 9mo
Darklunarose Yep! This sums it up perfectly! 9mo
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My February Reads

EclecticBookLover Awesome journaling! 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Lovely! 📖💖 9mo
Monica.Acorn I love Bullet Journaling and I love books; this is the perfect combo 😍 9mo
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Velvetfur Wow that's so pretty! And inspiring! 9mo
merelybookish Pretty! 9mo
Purrsistently Thanks! I started journaling in a long spell of brainfog where I couldn't keep track of anything in my head and now it's a very soothing hobby/habit.💕 9mo
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Terra Nullius: a novel | Claire G. Coleman
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Too tired to take a decent pic but I gulped this down in one (very long) sitting. The build up seemed slow at first but then things fall into place and it's worth it. This is an important book, and truly well crafted.

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I enjoyed my "Owlcrateathon" reads.?

Santhoshthomas ,😀😀😀😀😀 10mo
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Of Fire and Stars | Audrey Coulthurst
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Wrapped up my owlcrateathon with this gem! Ripped my heart out. ❤️

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Grace and Fury | Tracy E Banghart
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Currently reading

Kaye 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 10mo
JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 10mo
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Naj 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼💜💜 10mo
Craftylikefox 💕💕💕 10mo
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4/5, LOVED IT but too tired to write much. It's been a physically hard day of migraines. 🥺

cobwebmoth I hope tomorrow is better. 10mo
Velvetfur Ugh, you have my sympathy, I hope you feel better soon x 10mo
Eyelit 💚💚💚 10mo
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rmaclean4 Migraines are the worst. Take care. 10mo
Smrloomis 😣 hope you feel better soon! 10mo
Purrsistently @Smrloomis @Velvetfur @cobwebmoth @rmaclean4 @Eyelit thank you, feeling quite a but better today❤️ 10mo
DGRachel Migraines suck. I didn‘t even look at my phone yesterday and I haven‘t read in days. Glad you‘re feeling better today! 10mo
Purrsistently @DGRachel thanks💕💕 sorry you get them too:( 10mo
Puredragonstar I have a question? Does this end on a cliffhanger for the next in the series? Or does it give you a solid ending so we can wait for the next one? Hope your feeling better! 10mo
Purrsistently @Puredragonstar it didn't feel cliffhangery to *me* but that could be a bit subjective. I do want to know what happens next and am concerned about various characters but you're not left wondering if someone died or anything like that. 10mo
Puredragonstar @Purrsistently thanks bunches!!! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
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Twelve Angry Librarians | Miranda James
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I had a hard time believing this was written by woman, googled the author and found that "Miranda" is a pseudonym and these are in fact written by an old white guy from Mississippi. The protagonist's pay and cost of living made no sense and did not enjoy the serial sexual assaulter who is caught in the act and "encouraged to move on" rather than you know, arrested- tho at least that is realistic.

Purrsistently The MC works a part time job and somehow pays not only a mortgage but HOUSEHOLD SERVANTS that serve him breakfast in the morning and yet he can't buy a tie because he's too poor? You can get a tie at Ross for $4. What the heck are you paying your HOUSEKEEPER IF YOU CAN'T BUY A TIE. 10mo
Purrsistently What part time librarian has household servants?! 10mo
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BibliOphelia Ugh. Male writer of cozies writing under a female pen bane is so cynical. If you write good stories/characters, no one cares what your gender is. 10mo
Purrsistently @BibliOphelia yeah, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I get when someone creates a character that is part of the experience, like Lemony Snicket, and I get needing to mask your identify as an oppressed group, but pretending to be another demographic presumably to make those people feel safe with you feels gross. (edited) 10mo
BibliOphelia Like a wolf in sheep‘s clothing. 🤮 10mo
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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Loooooooovvvveeeee. Listened to the audiobook, the narrator was one of my favorites ever and it was her first audiobook!

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Book haul from the second shop😅😅😅 SO EXCITED to have stumbled across Blackbringer for $2!!!!

Slajaunie Looks like a stack of amazing books! ⭐️ 10mo
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Chilling at a local coffeeshop/bookstore...I'm headed to a different one to buy books but felt like I needed to get coffee here first to show them both some love.😅