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Saknicole

Saknicole

Joined May 2016

North to the future ❄️ HS English Teacher 📚 Reading in the Last Frontier 🌲
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The Debt of Time by Shaya Lonnie
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Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
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Secondhand Summer by Dan L. Walker
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River of Fire by Helen Prejean
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Listening to a nonfiction slow burn. The candle was a gift from my bestie Sara. Even though I bought the book as soon as it came out, since I loved the podcast, I wasn‘t compelled to really tackle it until I got the audio on Libby. Although pretty much all of the content comes direct from his podcast, there are elements of COVID and reflection added in. Beautiful and true observations. Also, I just love listening to John Green.

Kimberlone Great narration. I also listened to the audiobook, although I did skip over a couple of the chapters that I didn‘t really care to revisit from the podcast. 3h
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Some great books in 2021. I didn‘t quite make my 52 book goal this year, but I read so so much more than I tracked on Goodreads. Once again my kindle was filled with endless fanfiction in addition to the real books I‘ve read. My goal for 2022 is also 52 and starting the year with COVID is providing some good reading time. 2021 was the year I finally read the Lord of the Rings!

SamanthaMarie I still need to read LOTR 😅😅 I'm so sorry you have Covid!! How are you feeling? 2w
LeahBergen I hope you‘re well on the mend! 2w
Saknicole @SamanthaMarie I listened to the audiobooks on Audible. They were incredible. Highly recommend! I‘m feeling pretty well, thankfully very mild. 2w
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Clockwork Prince | Cassandra Clare
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Waiting for my flight to Nashville while knitting my floofy Love Note Sweater and listening to Clockwork Prince. I‘m still really enjoying this series. Keeping my fingers cross that weather doesn‘t keep us more delayed in Seattle. It‘s pretty snowy here in Seattle. What irony to have the snow affect us here and not at home in AK. How did you travel go @Kimberlone ? #knitting #audiobook #audiostitching #airport

Kimberlone All good, we made it to Arizona and are at the hotel now! 4w
SamanthaMarie Your WIP is beautiful 😍 4w
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Untitled | Unknown
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When browsing Goodreads giveaways, I came across this hilarious title. I entered and laugh. Yet behold, my first win. There are zero reviews on Goodreads and it‘s not on Litsy so who knows. Weirdly, based on the description, there are zero tentacles involved in this story. 🐙#goodreadsgiveaway #noreviews #kindle

Kimberlone 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Kimberlone 🐙 4w
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Clockwork Angel | Cassandra Clare
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Just a great YA book. It gave me Ruby Red vibes for a comparison. The initial phases of a love triangle doesn‘t even bother me. I am genuinely compelled by both Will and Jem. I liked the protagonist, Tessa; she is neither simpering nor insane with over confidence. Also the steampunk aesthetic is always fun. #Steampunk #YA

BookwormAHN Love this trilogy ❤ 1mo
ninergrl6 You had me at Ruby Red 4w
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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So far so good. All the characters are almost excessively quirky, but I‘m into it. As a lover of books and pretty things I can‘t really relate to August‘s extreme minimalism, but I‘m rooting for her. I do love Jane, the love interest, so far, so that‘s a win. #romantsy

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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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@Kimberlone and I have spent the day watching Season 2 of The Discovery of Witches, drinking mimosas, and cooking Colombian soup with left over turkey. Despite her broken knee, she is a great head chef. For anyone that has finished all three books.... To they EVER consummate this marriage?! #sisters #witches #discoveryofwitches

Kimberlone lol when even the vampire dad is like “you haven‘t consummated the marriage”…. 2mo
Saknicole Update: They consummated in season 2 episode 6 (edited) 2mo
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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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It‘s Moby-Dick 🐳 season for me. My morning ritual involves reading my chapters and taking notes to discuss with my Honors 11 students. I am enjoying this process more now that it is my second year reading the novel. #teachersoflitsy #transcendentalism #whaling #americanliterature #annotations

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Just starting this gem. I‘ve heard great things about it. @Kimberlone told me it is lesbian Kate and Leopold, so I am ready. Which is not how I feel about teaching tomorrow. 💕 #romantsy

Kimberlone I hope you are loving it! As soon as I heard about this book I knew you needed to read it. 2mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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My FAVORITE read of the year. I love all the Gothic tropes. Jane Eyre, Crimson Peak, and The Haunting of Bly Manor vibes. I love Noemí the protagonist. I saw somewhere that is is going to be an adaptation; needless to say, I AM DOWN FOR THAT. Any book recommendations that fit with this vibe? #Latina #Gothic

Kimberlone While I found this book interesting, I didn‘t love it. I think it was too short for the gothic feel to fully work for me. Needless to say I will watch the shit out of an adaptation 2mo
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Also, I liked the title and the USO guy Steven. For a novel about AK during WWII (which is an easy sale to me), I was disappointed. #Alaska #Historicalfiction

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The bra company Curvy Kate posted this on Instagram, and I love it 😂 That is some relaxed reading! Also this book is good so far. It‘s fun to read an Alaskan Historic Fiction. Thanks you @Kimberlone for your hoopla use ❤️ #boobs

Kimberlone Haha love it! Let me know how the book is and I might check it out next. My hoopla is your hoopla! 4mo
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I can‘t wait for 2022 now to use my new planner! The inside is gorgeous. I also got Washitape and some note pads. All the HP cuteness for my life 😍⚡️🪄🔮 #Conquestjournals #harrypotter #planner #2022

Nute Super cool cover! 4mo
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Secondhand Summer | Dan L. Walker
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This morning I subbed for gym class during my prep. I read a minute or row during change out. This is an awesome read about a young man growing up in Anchorage after moving from a Kenai cabin due to his father‘s sudden death. Autobiographical with descriptions that really capture Alaska in the 60‘s. Also I‘m biased since he was our neighbor growing up, and @Kimberlone had him as a teacher. #ya #alaska #localauthor #teachersoflitsy

Saknicole Also featuring my Battle of the Books Book marks that I laminated this year… or rather @Tamrawear laminated for me! #battleofthebooks 4mo
Kimberlone Yay! I want to read still 4mo
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I finally finished The Great Hunt. It took multiple checkouts with VERY LONG waiting periods between. It was alright. That‘s my basic feeling about this series. I started the next one, but we‘ll see how far I make it into the series considering that it is massive! I did really like the ending of the book though, it really felt like it was picking up! #fantasy #audiobook #libby #WOT

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The Globe Bookstore | Seattle, WA (Bookstore)
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I‘ve found a few lovely bookstores in Seattle, this one though appears to be gone sadly. Lots of empty store fronts in the Pioneer Square area. Super fun that Litsy lets you tag a books store now! #Seattle #bookstores #Litsy

Kimberlone There‘s one o went to in the Fremont area when I was there with Jake called Ophelia Books. It was very cute! 5mo
Kimberlone I love the artwork on the wall! 5mo
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This sign is at my favorite used bookstore in Homer, Alaska. Observance of Hermits is filled with a million and one treasures and the most well read man I‘ve ever met. Also, he loves Harry Potter! #independentbookstores #alaska #harrypotter #homeralaska #signs

Kimberlone Omg! This is the cutest thing! I‘ve never been to the bookstore in homer :( 5mo
Kimberlone Also that name is so perfect! 5mo
Saknicole @kimberlone Homer trip this winter for sure! He is open year round! 5mo
Avanders That‘s lovely ☺️ 5mo
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Dillon and I just completed reading my favorite HP book aloud. Reading Harry Potter together has been my favorite date night activity through COVID. This handsome fella is Lupin. I love how Kay captures Lupin and Snape and everyone so well. Dillon and I will start Goblet of Fire soon. Sadly we‘ll be all caught up on the illustrated editions after that. #hp #readingaloud #datenight

Kimberlone Love these illustrations!!! I need to borrow from you at some point. 5mo
Saknicole You can borrow them anytime! 5mo
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Has anyone read this? Saw it at my #Localbookstore today, River City Books. I am a bit of a fan girl and would pick this up! #autobiography

LeahBergen Yes! I really enjoyed it. 6mo
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Enjoying my last few mornings of summer before school starts up again. I‘ve been reading this book for whah feels like forever, and thankfully it‘s starting to pick up! #NA #Fantasy #summerbreak

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Continuing my very slow audio journey through these books. I enjoy them but not my usual choices. The hard thing is that I wait for the library audiobooks, but the holds are all approximately a million years long. #fantasy #audiobook #wheeloftime

Kimberlone Are you enjoying them? Aren‘t there like a million books in this series?! 6mo
Saknicole @kimberlone yes enjoying but I def won‘t read them all. Hello Wikipedia summaries for the remainder. Maybe I‘ll finish them in 10 years 😂 6mo
Saknicole @kimberlone also def no sex so that‘s a problem 6mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole lollllll 🚫💦🍆 6mo
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A Hunger Like No other | Kresley Cole
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I found the absolute best listing I have ever seen on a local FB marketplace group I am a member of. I am half tempted to hit her up for some paranormal romances haha. Mostly I keep those selections in my kindle and don‘t need real copies 😂👻🧟‍♀️♥️ #paranormalromance

Saknicole Also the book I tagged was the first on google when I searched paranormal romance 😂 8mo
Kimberlone 🤣🤣🤣 8mo
BookmarksTheSpot A Hunger Like No Other. 🤣 8mo
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In Our Time | Ernest Hemingway
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I finally watched the first episode of the Ken Burns Hemingway Doc last night. Young Hemingway was definitely a heartbreaker and handsome before his infamous mustache addition. I‘ve only read his short stories and The Old Man and the Sea. Now I am really feeling the need to read his longer novels. #kenburns #documentary @Kimberlone

Kimberlone I haven‘t read too much more than you, just a farewell to arms and for whom the bell tolls but I really want to read the Sun also rise and a moveable feast now! 9mo
Saknicole @kimberlone summer Hemingway bookclub? 9mo
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Georgana's Secret | Arlem Hawks
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I definitely read this because the plot gave me Bloody Jack vibes and any 28 year old female who grew up on Bloody Jack couldn‘t resist. Honestly, how could I? This was no Bloody Jack and I wanted a bit more will they won‘t they burn. I knew it wouldn‘t have sex, but I would have liked more romantic conflict. It was fun mush though. So I recommend for a short wholesome sea set romance. #romantsy

Saknicole For the real cross dressing midshipman, go to this YA classic! Although I never did read the last 5... I suppose that happens when your age out of YA series. 10mo
Kimberlone I was going to ask you if it was worth it but I don‘t think I could if it is that wholesome. The plot sounded interesting :/ 10mo
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An Unlikely Lady | Rachelle Morgan
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This is a postcard I received from an old friend the other day. The best piece of postmodern art in the form of a postcard I have ever seen. I was actually surprised to see this is a real book!
#romantsy #crossspeciescuddling #postcard

Chelsea.Poole Oh my gosh this is amazing 😂 10mo
Reggie Lololololol 10mo
jessjess Haha oh goodness, I have to read this 10mo
Saknicole @jessjess haha I wish the OG cover was this. I am more into what this would be with the Dino addition haha 9mo
jessjess @Saknicole Right? I mean, come on, a dinosaur lady romance? A Were-Dinosaur? “Clever girl“ indeed 😂 9mo
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Boyfriend Material | Alexis Hall
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I am about halfway through and I love it so much! For anyone that has Spotify, it is on there for free via the author. The audiobook is so well done and I find the references fun and modern. The protagonist is a mostly relatable 28 year old fuck up and I love his will they won‘t they with Oliver, who is a dream. #olivander 😂 #audiobook #spotify #mmromance #romantsy

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Kings of the Wyld | Nicholas Eames
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What an absolutely riotously witty, crude, hilarious novel. My boyfriend had read me pieces as he read it and kept recommending it to me. The audiobook on audible was very well done. Excellent book, and I highly recommend it to anyone with a pulse that likes fantasy, and to laugh.

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I‘ve just finished this audio. Excellent narration as the first was. Luckily, my darling BF does not tire of hearing me tell him all the exciting book details! I mostly listened to it while sewing (mostly masks but a few baby quilts recently) and XC skiing. Now to start Return of the King! #audiobooks #audible #fantasy

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Meet Me in Bombay | Jenny Ashcroft
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An excerpt of a text I sent @Kimberlone on the subject: It was good, but way too much waiting till the last moment to wrap shit up. Also could have been way sexier.

Kimberlone Love it 11mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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I enjoyed it, and have started on the next. Doesn‘t really hold a candle to the depth and richness of SOC duology, but definitely still and enjoyable. I have been trying to remember Alina looked like much older in CK, and I think I remember scars. Anyways interesting to see how she will become who she does. #audiobook #Grishaverse #YA

Catherine_Willoughby Is there a Netflix show? 12mo
Saknicole @Catherine_Willoughby there is! It is supposed to start in April! It will have the Shadow and Bone books and the Six of Crows books in it. I have high hopes! 12mo
Catherine_Willoughby @Saknicole be interesting to compare both. Thanks 12mo
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Shadow and Bone | Leigh Bardugo
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Now that I am finally getting into the book, I‘m loving it. After reading Six of Crows duology last summer, I was in neeed of more, but couldn‘t really get into this trilogy. Now that the show is about out, it‘s now or never. As always the audible is amazing. Disappointing that there is not public lib option in general though. #audible #grisha

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Serpent & Dove | Shelby Mahurin
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On her Instagram, the author says that Serpent & Dove is 2.99 on all ebook platforms till the end of January! If you haven‘t read it, I highly recommend. NA/YA (Lou is 19? And there is sex), enemies to lovers situation, he is a church soldier trained to find witches, she is a witch in disguise (because back story), and all French in nature. Lots of fun. I haven‘t read the sequel yet, but I remember loving this one! #ebook #reccomendation

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Today was the last day that the BBC‘s dramatization of The Sleeper and the Spindle was available to listen to. Available for a few more hours at this point I think. I‘m sure it can still be found online elsewhere though. It was a sweet short fairytale. Honestly I was expecting (and hoping) it to be fully sapphic, but still liked the lady boss queen very much. #BBC #Radio

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Reading HP2 in the beautiful illustrated edition with Dillon tonight. For the record, I love owning the real book, but since I got my Kindle, I really love reading on it... probably more than a physical book. Sorry if that is blasphemy! @Annie1215

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Cherry: A novel | Nico Walker
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I read Cherry when it was first released after hearing an interview with the author on NPR (from prison maybe?) Meh, the book didn‘t have the resolution it needed, and well- I don‘t recall all the issues, but I know it has been sitting on my TBsold pile for 2.5 yrs. I am excited for the new adaptation though. I ♥️ Tom Holland. The trailer doesn‘t feature a single needle though, and the addiction is a central feature. #filmadaptation #veteran

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Thanks for the bookish birthday gifts @Kimberlone , also the other not featured items including my lovely new broach! #hufflepuff

Kimberlone 🦫💛 13mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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On top of my favorite books read this year are Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. What an amazing duology! Of 54 books these were my favorites! And yes, there may be two 300,000+ word Dramione FFs on this favorite list. I stand by it. #favoritebooks2020 #fanfiction #dramione

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The Art of Theft | Sherry Thomas
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A prodigious year of reading! After years of meh reading progress, this year I made the goal to read 52 books. I enjoyed each book on the way! The 4th Lady Sherlock book- Art of Theft is my last finish of the year. I look forward to another great year of love, friendship, health, and great books. Thanks all for the fun book discussions Litsy. Thank you @Kimberlone for being my reading partner in all times. #NewYears #readinggoals #52books

Kimberlone Awesome job 💜 13mo
Reggie Way to go!🥳 13mo
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Happy 29th birthday to me! I picked these books up with a gift certificate today. I‘ve heard great things about this series! Can‘t wait to start it in 2021! Thank you @Kimberlone for joining my in a cabin get away to celebrate!

MsMelissa Happy Birthday 🥳 13mo
AmyG Happy Birthday 🎁🎈🎂 13mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! 📚📚 13mo
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vivastory Happy Birthday 🎂🎉📚 13mo
Reggie Happy Birthday!!! 🥳 13mo
Kimberlone I really liked the first 2-3 books but lost interest in the series after that. I think you will like! 13mo
cewilf Get through book 1 to love 2 & 3 🙃that‘s my feeling with these. Currently trying to bribe my friend to finish the first one. Happy birthday! 13mo
NeedsMoreBooks Happy birthday! 🎂 13mo
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My bestie gave me this Draco scented candle for Christmas. It smells like a sullen, rich bad boy for sure. 🐍🎄♥️

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Return of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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It is the end of the semester, so that means while grading, I‘ve been watching a lot of PBS passport shows. I was obviously seduced by this title, since I am always and eternally a Sherlock Holmes fan. I‘ve been trying to listen to The Beekeepers Apprentice, but doesn‘t live up to my fond memories. #sherlock #pbs #documentary

Kimberlone Nice! lol at beekeepers apprentice though. 13mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone yeah I really want to finish it, but I‘m not sure I can make it. Idk tho, I was so into them once upon a time 13mo
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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Apparently I really like The Hanging Tree from the Mockingjay movie. This was my most listened to song this year on Spotify. If you haven‘t heard it, I do recommend it. I did a lot of rereading, and watching of Hunger Games this year. 🍁🏹🌳#YA #music #spotify #bookmusic

Kimberlone Lol you really like that song 13mo
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A Room With a View | E. M. Forster
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I adore Mr. Emerson. He is my favorite fella. So many sweet gems in this novel. As many times as I‘ve seen the film, I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the novel. I‘m really enjoying it of course!

Kimberlone Love this! 13mo
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The Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas
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Another excellent update! This series is without a doubt my favorite Sherlock retelling. I‘m a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I‘ve read and own all the originals. I also love the rewrites, and modernizations, and other adjacent works, but this series is something else. It is unique and perfect. I admire Charlotte, and adore her sister Livia who is prominently featured. I can‘t wait to start the next one! #sherlock #retelling

Saknicole Also thank you @Kimberlone for letting me use her hoopla to bypass the infinite wait on my digital hold 14mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole so much better than beekeepers apprentice. I need to finish up this series! 14mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole so much better than beekeepers apprentice. I need to finish up this series! 14mo
Saknicole @yeah but I do have a soft spot for The Bee Keeper‘a Apprentice. If only he wasn‘t old AF in it. 14mo
Kimberlone @Saknicole I can‘t get over that 14mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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What a great book. Well written women, a complex protagonist, and a world so engaging, foreign, and yet still relatable. The people of Arrakis are single minded in their goals. They render the dead for their water, and view tears for another as a sacrifice. Paul and Jessica are the ultimate mother/son duo of any book I‘ve read. @Kimberlone FINISH IT! #classicScifi

Kimberlone Yassss now I just need to finish. Is Dillon done too? 14mo
Kimberlone Did you see there‘s a graphic novel version that just came out? It‘s available on hoopla 14mo
Saknicole @Kimberlone ahhh, can I check it out on your Hoopla? I want to read it! 14mo
CrowCAH A classic under your belt! Will you continue the series? 14mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I‘m a bit more than halfway done with the audiobook. DAMN. It‘s good. My BF is mostly done with it and insisted I start. I am now worried that I will finish it before him or @Kimberlone which would be a tragedy.... who will I rant to?! This audio is good too; it‘s a full cast recoding type, some windy desert sounds included. I‘m all for it. #classicscifi #audiobooks

Kimberlone You had me at windy desert sounds 14mo
CrowCAH I‘m in love with Dune! Going to start the sixth book after I finish my current audiobooks. 14mo
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I‘m wrapping up Christmas presents today. I bought Dillon signed copies of King Killer Chronicles. He is crazy for KKC. Additionally, a few other KKC items I‘ll show once unwrapped. If you have never been to the World Builder‘s site, check it out. I also bought Dillon his TAK board from there. Author approved and proceeds go to Heifer International. 🐄 #kingkillerchronicles #kvothe #christmas

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First mention or Moriarty! It has been more than a year since I read the first one, so it‘s taken a bit of this book to recap the events of the last haha. It‘s so so good. #shelock #holmes

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For our anniversary in August, Dillon gave me the beautifully illustrated HP and the Sorcerer‘s Stone. Since then, he has been reading me chapters. I can‘t express how romantic I find this arrangement. The illustrations are beyond gorgeous! We are mostly done with this book, and I am excited to start the next with him soon. #romanticnerds #love #always #halloween

Kimberlone 💜 1y
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Currently my students are online and my teacher friend brought me this great ISPY this morning. As I zoomed, I thought about coloring this all day. Well, success of an evening haha. #coloring

Kimberlone Me want! 1y
Saknicole @Kimberlone I‘ll forward it to you! 1y
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