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ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl

Joined February 2019

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Finally starting A Darker Shade of Magic. I've only heard good things.

Soubhiville Nice! I liked it. 6h
j9brown It's a very fun read! 6h
ShyBookOwl @j9brown seems so. The whole Other Londons thing reminds me of Neverwhere, which I love 5h
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Stockings and Spells | Nancy Warren
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The snow has arrived which means it's officially the season for handicrafts and a #CozyChristmasMystery ... with vampires.

julesG Looks very cozy. #crochetersoflitsy #hookersoflitsy 😁 2d
rubyslippersreads I got the first book in this series as a Kindle freebie; it sounds like fun. 🧛‍♀️ 2d
ShyBookOwl @rubyslippersreads it is! Book 1 was my intro to cozies and this is still my favourite cozy series. 2d
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That glorious moment when u take a break from housework to read a chapter 😏

#catsoflitsy

CaroPi Let me guess. The housework of your cat is sleep 23 hrs per day. This is his 10 minutes break 😜 1w
ShyBookOwl @CaroPi that's about right! Plus chasing rodents outside. I often tell him he needs to start pulling his weight, but he just meows and goes back to sleep 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1w
jb72 I guess I should take a break from my reading and do some housework. 🤔 1w
ShyBookOwl @jb72 nahhh 1w
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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A bath with one of my absolute favourite books. TGIF!

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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I am in love with the My Library app. I spent way too long deciding exactly how I'd use it, and I settled on this ^. I'm using the notes feature to give books a Status rather than a rating: love, good, fun, etc. Wtv word feels right to me. The Goods, the stuff I came to the book for. For some books, I added a Problems section, for anything I didn't like. Feels good to track my books my own way. Goodreads is great but so rigid!

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Only 70 pages to go. Did anyone else feel like the story kind of... flailed? Like Sloan was writing a bit aimlessly to see where he'd end up? The tech angle is an interesting choice, but I think it worked better for Sourdough. Maybe it's the whole cult/secret society angle that's bogging it down. Idk...

NeedsMoreBooks Yes, I was excited about it but it fell below my expectations 2w
ShyBookOwl @NeedsMoreBooks oh right, u commented that on an earlier post of mine. Sigh. Idk what to say to the friend who loaned it to me. It's one of her faves lol 2w
j9brown I felt just a little let down, too, though I enjoyed it. I think I expected less tech and more magic. 2w
ShyBookOwl @j9brown yeah, it's more tech driven than I expected 1w
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Happy Halloween!! 🎃

Eyelit 💚💚💚 2w
BookwormAHN 🖤🖤🖤 2w
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 | Joss Whedon, Jordie Bellaire
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Happy Halloween 🎃

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This was a great cozy for the Halloween season. It hit all the tropes, but it also used history in a really interesting way that enriched the worldbuilding - from Roanoke to the Salem trials. Zoe also has a really special relationship with her grandmother, which reminded me of my relationship with my own grandmother, who very recently passed. So the book hit some unexpected emotional notes for me... hard. I'll definitely grab book 2.

Crazeedi A big litsy hug, my sympathies and your kitty is adorable 2w
Dragon 😻 2w
ShyBookOwl @Crazeedi thank you, and thank you 💜 2w
ShelleyBooksie Love this photo! Sorry for the loss of your grandmother:( 2w
ShyBookOwl @ShelleyBooksie thx! It was serendipitous that my cat jumped in for it lol thank you. I miss her tons! 2w
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I can tell I'm in a bit of a reading rut because I have several books on the go at once... nothing is really grabbing my full attention. That said, this one is still a fun way to kill time before bed. I think it'll end up being one of my favourite cozy series (up there with The Vampire Knitting Club! 🔮🧛‍♂️)

SW-T I‘ll have to check out The Vampire Knitting Club! Sounds like fun 😊 2w
ShyBookOwl @SW-T it really is. The first one has a surprisingly good sense of place. The description of Oxford really pops. 2w
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 | Joss Whedon, Jordie Bellaire
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Hell yes! ? So excited to "crack" this one!

TheLibrarian Love the creepy rat! 2w
ShyBookOwl @TheLibrarian thx! I keep a pair on my dining room table throughout October lol 2w
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Northanger Abby | Jane Austen
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I love the atmospheric #candle on this cover. I haven't read the book yet but probably will soon!

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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Dorothy Must Die | Danielle Paige
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Intrigued.

ericareadslibros Oh wow this has been on my Kindle for a long time. I haven‘t read it yet. Curious to know your thoughts 😊 2w
ShyBookOwl @ericareadslibros so far, it's entertaining. It's a pretty straightforward way of discussing the danger of letting power go to your head. The main character is kind of annoying but I guess all teenagers are 😂 2w
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Easing into my morning with a cozy paranormal mystery. Anything witchy feels Halloween-themed 🎃

Hufflepuffle I have so many books on the go but this one looks so good I want to add it to my pile immediately!! 3w
ShyBookOwl @Hufflepuffle Haha I know that feeling! 3w
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Mehso-so

This was okay. It did a great job at building suspense for the first half, but after that it started to drag. Scary and violent, with interesting characters... but also a little incoherent. Large sections felt unecessary and even repetitive. I was disappointed with the ending, but I could see why some ppl might have loved it. Also, I did have nightmares after it, so it had an impact of sorts haha

BarbaraBB I was so disappointed by this one 😬 3w
ShyBookOwl @BarbaraBB I could see that. I definitely had higher expectations. I wasn't really into the direction it ended up taking, nor how long it got to get there lol 3w
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Decided to re-read this one. Perfect time of year for it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 🧡🧡 3w
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Me & Bandit. Our version of a buddy read 😸 #catsoflitsy

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Ahhh! 30% in... What is going on??? The suspense is almost too much! This is terrifying...

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4thhouseontheleft Great pic! 3w
brit91 Great picture!! 3w
ShyBookOwl @brit91 thank u! 3w
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Someone has come to crash my reading party. Such an impatient glare! Jeez.

#catsoflitsy

CoffeeCatsBooks Pets now! 😹 4w
ShyBookOwl Right?! Lol 4w
brit91 😻😻😻😻😻😻 3w
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This was pretty good! There were so many twists that, by the end, it bordered on ridiculous... but in a fun way. I enjoyed the ride.

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Stranger in the House | Shari Lapena
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I found this in my library's collection of Mysteries Without Murder. That's terribly inaccurate as this is 100% a murder mystery thriller... but it's SO GOOD. I'm really into it so I can't be that mad. I was misled though lol

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

I get the appeal of this book, but it didn't work for me. It's populated by characters who already have so much history, and I felt like the new kid at the table listening to them swap old stories and inside jokes. I felt lost and as a result I just didn't care about any of them. I also found the multiple POVs excessive. If I need to know what everyone in the room is thinking at all times, just give me an omniscient narrator. Points for queer rep

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Dark Harvest | Norman Partridge
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The path behind my house is so nice and quiet that I can slowly trek up and down it reading, shuffling my feet through the #autumnleaves 😌🍂Great way to start Dark Harvest.

#screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

VioletBramble Sounds nice. 1mo
Addison_Reads Great book to read this time of year. 🎃 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Addison_Reads definitely! My husband and I are reading it aloud to each other. Really sets the mood! 4w
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#autumnleaves #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Haven't read this one but it sounds like a treat!

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Reading outside and spotted 2 squirrels hanging out over my head. Rustling leaves is a great reading soundtrack!

rachelm Beautiful! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @rachelm my favourite time of year 😍🍂 1mo
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It's that time of year again.. whipped out the candy corn kindle case I crocheted last year 🎃

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Sisters Red | Jackson Pearce
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The kind of cover that sucks me in 😍 no idea what to expect, but definitely borrowing this from my library .

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Up early enough to read before work... and get in some cuddles. What a treat 😌
#catsoflitsy

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Cold Moon Over Babylon | Michael McDowell
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This book is very #creepy. Full of atmospheric chills. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Sigh. That's a bummer... but not at all surprising lol

Susanita IKR! On the bright side though, I've found that the line sometimes moves more quickly than anticipated. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Susanita it does. I have to agree. But I'm not sure if it will move quickly for a new SK release... in October lol 1mo
rather_be_reading shame on the library for only having 5 copies! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @rather_be_reading Lol! Good point. I'm not sure how it all works though, so I wonder what factors determine how many copies the library gets of any given book. 1mo
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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Historical fic #murder mystery. I love the suspense and eerily slow story development #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Tamra I loved this one! 1mo
Mishu94 I watched the series and it was amazing! I didn‘t know it was based on a book ☹️ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Mishu94 the show was pretty good but, as usual, the book was better 🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @Tamra me too! 1mo
Scochrane26 I think I‘ve read this book 3 times over the years, it might be my favorite Atwood. I liked the show a lot, thought it was cast well. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 it's so great. Have u listened to the audiobook? It's read by the actress who plays her in the show. I really enjoyed it. 1mo
Scochrane26 @ShyBookOwl no, I haven‘t. Maybe next time. 1mo
Addison_Reads This is on my TBR this month. It will be my first time reading it, which I'm ashamed of since it's been on my shelves for years. 1mo
Mishu94 @ShyBookOwl aaw man ☹️ I wish I had known before watching the series 😭 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Addison_Reads Haha I have plenty of books like that on my shelf too. It happens. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Mishu94 yeah... still worth the read though! 1mo
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Borrowed this from a friend tonight. I LOVED Sourdough, so I'm excited to dive into this one.

nikirtehsuxlol I listened to this on audiobook and didn‘t love it. Eager to hear your thoughts! 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Didn‘t like it as much as I thought I would. Would be interested to hear your thoughts 😊 1mo
smilingshelves I loved this one even more than Sourdough! Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @smilingshelves that's what the friend who loaned it to me said. We shall see! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @nikirtehsuxlol @NeedsMoreBooks Interesting! The friend who loaned it to me preferred it to Sourdough and said it's a favorite of hers. We both work in tech, but didn't plan to, so I think Sloan's characters resonate with us. Did you read/enjoy Sourdough? 1mo
nikirtehsuxlol I have not read Sourdough!Once you got rid of the “quirky” bits, I didn‘t feel like the story or the characters held up with Mr. Penumbra‘s Bookstore 🙈 this was all the rage when it came out so I know I‘m in the minority here 1mo
ShyBookOwl @nikirtehsuxlol hm. Well, I'm interested to see how I'll feel about it. Hopefully I enjoy it lol 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well that was a fabulous way to spend an October afternoon 🎃😍
The setting was really fun, and I loved the concept of having them race back and forth through the pumpkin patch, visiting all the sites, looking for a mystery girl. Loved the representation of Deja, and really enjoyed the ending. Highly reccomend for a Halloween-themed read that isn't scary, but fully embraces the spirit of October!

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Can't wait to read this!

Scochrane26 It‘s so great!!! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 looks it! Very festive too 🎃 1mo
Scochrane26 Do you sell your pumpkins? My sister has a craft booth, so I‘m often at craft fairs. The pumpkins are cute, people would love them. 1mo
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Sace Those pumpkins are precious! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 thank you! No, I actually just started making them last week. Right now my goal is to litter all the surfaces in my house with them lol that's a fun idea though! Maybe one day. 1mo
Sace I really like the one made with variegated yarn! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @RestlessFickleBookHoarder thank you. I think it's my favourite too. It's got great fall colours 😍 1mo
Stacypatrice Those little pumpkins 🥰 1mo
DGRachel I love those pumpkins! 😍 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Stacypatrice @DGRachel thx! So fun to make too 🎃 1mo
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Black Cat | V.C. Andrews
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#BlackCat #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

The second book in one of the most twisted trilogies I can recall from my youth!

SW-T I would totally use that candle holder all year long! 😂 1mo
ShyBookOwl I plan to! Haha 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Love the candle holder! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @4thhouseontheleft thank you 🎃 1mo
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The Baby-sitter | R. L. Stine
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The call is coming from inside the house! I'm betting that urban legend plays a role in this book but I honestly don't remember lol

#urbanlegend #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Bookwormjillk Good one! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Bookwormjillk thanks 👻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft That book freaked me out so much when I read it as a kid! 1mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Aren't we all?

Glad I decided to carry on with Carry On 😏
Simon annoys me sometimes, and I'm not sure I'll ever feel... uncomplicated... about villain/hero romances, but I'm definitely curious to see how they'll grow.

Scochrane26 It took me awhile to get into it, then I loved it. Once I got past the idea of it being hp fanfic & just went w/ the world of mages & Watford. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 lol yeah, I'm having trouble getting into the world, but tbh I never really got into HP either ... part of me must be broken 😬 1mo
Scochrane26 @ShyBookOwl Wayward Son doesn‘t have Watford or as much world-building, which I liked. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Scochrane26 that's good to know! Thx 1mo
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Found this audiobook through my library 🎃👻

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Visions: A Cainsville Novel | Kelley Armstrong
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#TarotReading #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

Gabe's aunt loves practicing tarot, and those scenes can be very... revealing...

4thhouseontheleft 💜🔮 1mo
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Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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#ghost #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft 🎃👻 Easily my favourite ghost book.

4thhouseontheleft I love this one too! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @4thhouseontheleft so good! I love the show too 1mo
Carla Love that edition! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Carla I know! It's gorgeous 😍 thx!! 1mo
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Made this mini pumpkin while audiobooking this morning 🎃 Happy October!

#audiocrochet

ravenlee So cute! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @ravenlee thx! Quick and easy too 😊 1mo
llwheeler Love it! 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @llwheeler thank you! 1mo
lele1432 So cute!! 1mo
JoScho It is adorable! 1mo
veritysalter That‘s wonderful, so cute 🖤 1mo
JulAnna Very cute! 1mo
Christine 🧡 1mo
ShyBookOwl @veritysalter @JulAnna Thank you! I plan to make so many this month 😅 1mo
kamoorephoto Ahhh, I wish you were here!! We need more people to keep up with demand for making crochet catnip pumpkins for the cat rescue!! We don‘t have enough hands 🙌🏼 1mo
ShyBookOwl @kamoorephoto oh wow!! That's a great idea, though! Any chance you're in Ottawa, ON?? Lol 1mo
kamoorephoto @ShyBookOwl No 😿 Rescue kitties are here in Seattle...the ‘pumpkin patch‘ is at our front counter and we didn‘t anticipate it being so popular... 1mo
ShyBookOwl @kamoorephoto well it sounds awesome! 1mo
QuietlyLaura So cute! ☺️ 1mo
ShyBookOwl @QuietlyLaura thank you 😊 1mo
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I'm always looking for trinkets to use as bookends. Black cat candle holder, yes please! Right between Anne Rice and Stephen King lol

wanderinglynn Love it! ❤️ It‘s super cute. 👍🏻 1mo
ShyBookOwl @wanderinglynn thank you! It was my grandmother's 😊 1mo
marleed Purrfect! 1mo
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ShyBookOwl @marleed 🤣 nice! 1mo
reading_rainbow love 🖤 1mo
myellenbee Such a cute candle holder! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @myellenbee thank u! 1mo
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Death by Pumpkin Spice | Alex Erickson
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I had to immediately buy this after seeing @hermyknee post it! Thx!! 🎃

hermyknee 🎃🥰 I hope you enjoy it! I just looked up the book you‘ve been posting about - The Library of Lost and Found - and I think I need to add it to my audible library!! 1mo
Melismatic Omg this looks so hysterical! Let us know how it is. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @hermyknee nice! I'm not far into The Library of Lost and Found, but so far it's hitting all the right notes for me right now. Cozy with a nice dollop of mystery, plus good character building. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Melismatic yeah, I expect it to be a really fun read! 1mo
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Day 7. #7days7covers #covercrush ...a little (audio)book love on this one 📚❤

Post a book cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation required. Try to tag a litten too!

@merelybookish if you want to join in 😊

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Hangsaman | Shirley Jackson
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1. The Library of Lost and Found 😍; Uprooted (re-read for gothic book club); Carry On... which I might bail on soon 🤷🏽‍♀️
2. Fangirl!!!! (Which makes it weird that I might bail on Carry On...)
3. Hangsaman (Shirley Jackson)

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Day 6. #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation required. Try to tag a litten too!

@Ash.on.the.line if you're interested 😊

MrBook Good book! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @MrBook yes! I love it 1mo
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Saga Volume 1 | Brian K Vaughan
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Day 5. Bad. Ass. #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation required. Try to tag a litten too!

@AutumnRLS if you'd like to play 😊

AutumnRLS Thanks for the invite. I'm still working on my 7 days of cover crush! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @AutumnRLS no problem. I can't keep track of who's playing anymore lol 1mo
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I just discovered the My Library app... I'm about to fall deep down this hole...

jy0tiar0ra Wow, looks good. Android app? 1mo
ShyBookOwl Yes. You can add books manually or scan them in with ISBN, and add as many notes as you want. It's all private too. There's no rating system built in, but u can add that in notes if u want. 1mo
meltedsquirrel Oh I fell down that hole and added all 800 of my books in a weekend. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @meltedsquirrel Haha The scanning feature is super convenient for a big library like that! 1mo
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Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet | Charlie N Holmberg
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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a book cover you love every day for 7 days, no explanation required. Try to tag a litten to join in too.

@hes7 if you're interested in playing 😊