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Shibbyfruitfly

Shibbyfruitfly

Joined January 2018

Budding world traveler, stuck at home. Goodreads.com/shibbyfruitfly
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Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
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Housewitch: A Novel by Katie Schickel
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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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Watchers | Dean Koontz

“Except for the head, there were no signs of violence in the kitchen. Of course, the head was bad enough. It was in the center of the table. On a plate.”

Got to the “A reread of a favorite book” category in the 2019 Popsugar Reading Challenge so I‘m reading one of my personal favorites. Tonight I got to my favorite excerpt (dark I know, but it‘s just so well written and perfectly placed within the story to increase the intensity).

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It‘s the first of the month so here‘s my reading recap for October. Five of these books were audiobooks. #readingrecap #octoberreads #alltheaudiobooks

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Children of Hurin | J R R Tolkien
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I almost forgot to share this earlier but here are all of the books I read in September. Five audiobooks and one ebook because I‘ve been having a hard time sitting down to read lately. #readingrecap #septemberreads

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A new month means another book tracker. I haven‘t really felt like reading much but thanks to audiobooks I was able to finish 8 books this month.

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Reading recap for July. Not too bad considering I had trouble focusing enough to read a lot this month (thank you audiobooks!)

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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Well, the #24in48readathon has officially come to a close. I only read for one day this time so I only got to finish 1 book (though I‘m SO close to finishing my audiobook too) and I gotta day, 14 hours and 40 minutes isn‘t too shabby a time considering I spent yesterday crafting with the girls! I can‘t wait for the next #24in48!

julesG 👏👏👏👏 5mo
Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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After not doing any reading yesterday, I think I‘m still doing pretty good. Just hit the 12 hour mark so I can at least say I made it over 12 hours in a 24 hour period 😁 #24in48 #24in48readathon

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The Girl in the Ice | Robert Bryndza
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It‘s that time again folks. Time for the summer 24 in 48 Readathon. Since I‘m having a craft day with the girls tomorrow, I don‘t think I‘ll get through too many books so here is the stack I‘m hoping to accomplish. Starting things off with The Girl in the Ice! #24in48 #24in48readathon

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I‘ve seen a lot of people posting their #top6reads of 2019 so I thought I‘d join in the fun. Only after I made my choices did I realize I‘d picked 2 books, 2 ebooks, and 2 audiobooks lol.

Cinfhen I love that you used all three mediums!!!! 5mo
Bklover I have The Aftermath but haven‘t read it yet. Will have to bump it up! 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Cinfhen Thanks. I‘m an all media reader 😁 5mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Bklover You should! I really liked the book and then I watched the movie and I realized I liked the book even more than I‘d originally though. 😊 5mo
kspenmoll The Aftermath was a new timeframe for me, immediately post WWII, I enjoyed it 5mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Should have shared this yesterday but oh well. Here‘s my reading recap for June. How many books did you read? #bookish #readingrecap #junereads

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Clover Blue | Eldonna Edwards
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I haven‘t done a lot of reading (or sharing) the past couple of weeks because a certain pup has taken up all of my free time. Today we‘re having a lazy Sunday though so I‘m catching up. Just finished my April #onceuponabookclubbox The Deepest Blue and I‘m about to start on the May book Clover Blue.

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And now it‘s time to start my April Once Upon a Book Club selection before @Shianmarie gets too far ahead of me. #onceuponabookclubbox #aprilbook #thedeepestblue #somemorereadingbeforebed

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The Beautiful Strangers | Camille Di Maio
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I just finished reading The Beautiful Strangers by Cammile DiMaio so OF COURSE that means I have to watch Some Like It Hot.

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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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“If it were possible for this guy to be getting less and less my type, he‘s doing it in a hurry. Worse than a Muggle, he‘s a vanilla Muggle.” I‘m falling in love with MG!

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The Frame-Up | Meghan Scott Molin
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“I know better than to upset the Muggles. Even when they are seriously inconveniencing the rest of us in line.” This book is starting off pretty relatable 😂

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Finished the Evermore audiobook last night so it‘s time to start our next buddy read #nanreathbook

Librarybelle Yay! 8mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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March was another slow month of reading for me. I only finished 4 books and one was on the night of the 31st. Here‘s to hoping I have more motivation to read in April. #readingrecap #marchreads #booknerd

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Came home to find my March Once Upon a Bookclub Box waiting at my door. The only problem is I‘ve fallen ridiculously behind. I‘m only halfway through my January box! #onceuponabookclubbox #fallingbehind #somanybookssolittletime #booknerdproblems #timetoplaycatchup

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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When you get to the happy ending in your audiobook and realize you still have 2 hours left. #bitingmynails #ifistopherenothingbadcanhappen #booknerdproblems

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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February was a difficult month for me so I didn‘t get much reading done. I did finish 3 though. Here‘s to hoping I have better numbers next month! #readingrecap #februaryreads

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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook

Things have been a bit crazy for me lately so I haven‘t had a chance to post anything but that didn‘t stop me from finishing this book. Now I need to watch the movie! #RhidianRead

Librarybelle Yay! Things have been crazy for me too...I have yet to start the book! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 9mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Librarybelle I haven‘t had a chance to pick up a book lately but thankfully I had this one as an audiobook so I listened to it as a distraction. 9mo
Librarybelle Good idea! 9mo
CouronneDhiver Not to worry! I ordered my book back at the beginning of February and it still hasn‘t arrived. I feel like the worst host ever! 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 @Librarybelle 9mo
Librarybelle @CouronneDhiver 😂 Let‘s just be glad everyone else is reading and having fun reading! I will make a point to start reading it this weekend...work has taken over my life!! 9mo
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook

I didn‘t get a chance to post an update to my #RhidianRead question but apparently I posted too soon. The start of “Chapter 8” of my audio copy is the beginning of Chapter 2 in the actual book so all is well in the world! 😁

Librarybelle Hooray! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Oh good! 10mo
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The Aftermath | Rhidian Brook
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I started reading (listening to) The Aftermath last night and I have a question for @CouronneDhiver @Librarybelle and any one else doing the #RhidianRead who has a physical copy of the book: Are there actual chapters? According to Scribd, I‘m about to start Chapter 8 and there are 92 chapters but the narrator hasn‘t announced a chapter number yet. I‘m so confused right now lol

Librarybelle Yes - at least in my addition there are chapters! I have a physical copy. That‘s bizarre! 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Librarybelle How many chapters are in the book? I‘m now wondering if the audio is just counting page breaks because 92 seems like a lot 10mo
Librarybelle I‘ll take a look when I get home. The chapter divide out is different this time, because the middle chapters are really long. That could be why the chapter breaks are set up differently in your version. 10mo
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CouronneDhiver Weird! I sure hope that‘s just an anomaly. I would hate to bring on a bail-a-thon! 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks @Librarybelle I think that‘ll help me figure it out. @CouronneDhiver I tend to get ahead of the readings when I listen to the audio version so I will definitely not be bailing. It‘s really confusing though lol 10mo
Librarybelle My copy has 15 chapters plus an epilogue. I‘m not sure what the best way would be to sync these up - looking at the last sentence of each section, maybe? 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly Thanks @Librarybelle I‘m only about 30 minutes in and already on “Chapter 8” so I‘m hoping as I listen a little more I finally hear Chapter 2 at some point. 10mo
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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My phone and Litsy app have been fighting for the last few days so I haven‘t been able to browse or post but I finally got Litsy back!

CouronneDhiver Welcome back! 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @CouronneDhiver Thanks! I‘m so happy to be here!!! 10mo
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I got my Once Upon a Book Club Valentines Box yesterday so I thought I‘d have a #literarylunch today. #onceuponabookclubbox #valentinesbox #theaccidentalbeautyqueen #booknerd #readingislife

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Consumed | J.R. Ward
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Eight books read in January. I‘d say I‘m off to a pretty good start for this year. #readingrecap #january2019 #booknerd #readinggoals

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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And just like that, another #24in48 comes to a close. I completed 4 books (bottom row) and got a good start on a 5th. Final completion time was 10:35pm EST. As always, it is over too soon. Can‘t wait for the next one! #24in48readathon #missionaccomplished

sacrilecious Congrats!!! 10mo
Tamra I just downloaded Lights on the Sea - thanks for the idea. 😁 10mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 10mo
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Finished 2 books today, making it 3 total so far for the readathon. Currently listening to Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland while I clean up and decide which book to start next. 4 1/2 hours to go! #24in48 #24in48readathon

elyseh I loved the night circus!! 10mo
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Hour 36 challenge. I honestly haven‘t read many food related books (though I plan on starting The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society today) but of the few, this is my favorite. The “story” is hilarious and the recipes are quite tasty! #24in48 #24in48readathon #foodrelatedbooks

BookHoarder32 😂 10mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Slept HARD last night which means I‘m off to a bit of a late start today. Listening to The Night Circus while I made breakfast and tea. Only 10 hours to go! How‘s everyone else doing? #24in48 #24in48readathon #booksandtea

LitDrivenGirl Eyes getting a bit hazy, but otherwise doing great 😁. Are you liking Night Circus? 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @LitDrivenGirl I really am. I‘m getting close to being done with it. 10mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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I‘m almost at 13 hours so far and my eyelids are drooping. Switching back to audio while Captain Sparkles and I get ready for bed. Here‘s to more reading tomorrow! #24in48 #24in48readathon #dayoneisdone #bedtime #sleepyunicorn

CouronneDhiver Yep. Time for nighty nights 😆 10mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Hour 18 challenge: Some of my favorite diverse books. My absolute favorite is What If It‘s Us but the one that opened my eyes the most was definitely The Hate U Give. I like to think of myself as an “aware” individual when it comes to what people in different demographics experience. This book showed me that my “knowledge” only scratched the surface of what life is like for people of color. #24in48 #weneeddiversebooks

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The Cold Is in Her Bones | Peternelle van Arsdale
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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First book is done. Now I‘m switching back to audio while I make myself a late lunch. #lightsonthesea #onceuponabookclubbox #decemberbox #24in48 #24in48readathon #bestwaytospendasaturday #hermitholiday

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Switching to an audiobook while I make another cuppa and take my hour 12 shelfie. #24in48 #24in48readathon #shelfie #booksandtea

Bookworm83 I have that mug, too. It‘s one of my favorites! 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly My friends brought I back from the Library of Congress in DC for me. It‘s one of my favs too! 10mo
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Tired because I didn‘t sleep all that well but that‘s why there‘s tea! Let‘s get this day started. #24in48 #24in48readathon #booksandtea #myweekendisallbooked

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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Got both of my January Once Upon a Bookclub boxes today so here is my official stack for the #24in48 Readathon. Also pictured are audiobooks and a digital book I‘ll be reading on “breaks”. Less than an hour before start time! #itsthefinalcountdown #24in48readathon

MellieAntoinette Ooooh the Van Arsdale sounds fantastic! 10mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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And here is my tentative stack for the readathon. Tentative because I do have a Once Upon a Bookclub Box that should be delivered tomorrow to add to the pile. #24in48 #24in48readathon #bookstack #PuttingADentInMyTBRList #myweekendisallbooked

justanothermusing I enjoyed the bottom 3, I really want to read dumpin. 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @justanothermusing I‘m looking forward to reading them so I‘m glad to hear they‘re good 😊 10mo
LitDrivenGirl Dumplin' is in my stack for the weekend too 😊. I loved Guernsey and Where'd You Bernadette! 10mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Fresh from the mailbox and modeled by my reading buddy. Guess who‘s ready for the readathon this weekend. #thisgirl #24in48 #24in48readathon #myweekendisallbooked #unicornsarebetterthanpeople

Liatrek Great shirt ❤️ 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @Liatrek Thanks! I‘m a fan myself 😁 10mo
justanothermusing ❤ thats a unicorn with style 10mo
Shibbyfruitfly @justanothermusing He‘s definitely a trendsetter! 10mo
elyseh So cute!! 10mo
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Lights on the Sea | Miquel Reina
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Not exactly a quote but I‘m loving the tag line for this book.

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I got a little bit ahead of my #TEWRead buddy read this month but I couldn‘t help it with this one. I mean, you know you‘re really into a story when you have to switch from audio to an actual book because the narrator just isn‘t reading fast enough lol. It‘s safe to say I enjoyed this one immensely!

Librarybelle So glad you enjoyed it! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome! I‘m loving it too. Thanks for participating again. 👍🏽 11mo
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I decided to stick with the audiobook as I‘ve been finding more time to listen than read lately and now I‘m ahead of the #TEWRead Buddy Read schedule. I‘ve just finished chapter 9 😱 Suffice it to say, I‘m enjoying the book 😊

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 11mo
Librarybelle Wonderful! 11mo
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#Pick3 Books and pajamas were the easy picks, it was harder to narrow down the third choice 😂

GypsyKat Great choices! ❤️ 11mo
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Thursday | Mary Lindeen
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1. That it‘s not 2018? (Nothing exciting has happened for me yet lol)
2. Getting my own washer and dryer (it‘s the little things 😉)
3. “Just keep swimming” 🐠🐟
4. @Shianmarie @CouronneDhiver thanks for the tag!

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wanderinglynn Good mantra! ☺️ And thanks for playing! 💜 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly @wanderinglynn Thanks! I‘m sure it‘ll change at some point but that‘s where I am right now lol. Also, thanks for putting together a fun Litsy Game 😊 11mo
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Got this in the mail on Friday. Now I have to decide if I read the actual book for keep listening to the audiobook which I started a little early. Tough choice... #TEWRead

CouronneDhiver Yay! I think I‘m going to do text and audio combo... always get the most out of a book that way 😊 I‘ll be getting started in the next day or two 11mo
Librarybelle That‘s a good idea, @CouronneDhiver ! @Shibbyfruitfly , lots of options!! ❤️ 11mo
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1. Me on New Year‘s Eve with my new “roommate” & reading buddy. My reward for surviving a STRESSFUL Christmas season.
2. Finish the 2019 PopSugar Reading Challenge & read more of the books I already own.
3. Best: Moved out on my own (no roommates) for the first time in almost 9 years. Worst: The stressful Christmas season at work
4. Drink more water & NO soda
5. The English Wife

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CouronneDhiver I drink carbonated water sometimes instead of pop. Way better for you 😉 11mo
Shibbyfruitfly That‘s the “cheat” I plan on using because my brain thinks it‘s soda lol 11mo
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Ordered a copy of The English Wife (to be delivered Friday) so I could participate in the #BuddyRead and then found out the audiobook is available on Scribd so I might just start listening now. #TEWRead

Librarybelle Hooray! 11mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! I‘ve got the audiobook and then the print copy both from the library... 👍🏽 11mo
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World Book's Year in Review | World Book, Inc. Staff
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Well, here it is. My 2018 Reading Recap. I‘m ending the year with a total of 84 books! WOW! That is definitely a record for me! Here‘s to more in 2019!

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As it‘s the 31st and I‘m going from work to a New Year‘s party, I‘m guessing I won‘t be finishing any more books this month (or year!) November and December are really busy months for me so I only finished 2 books this month but both were great reads! Watch this space for my 2018 recap which will be posted next...

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“I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out. Guidance counsellors always love to say, ‘Just think positively,‘ but that‘s impossible when you have this thing inside you, strangling every ounce of happiness you can muster. My body is an efficient happy-thought-killing machine.”

- My Heart and Other Black Holes
Jasmine Warga

RaimeyGallant Truth. 11mo
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