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SpeculativeFemale

SpeculativeFemale

Joined June 2017

Bookworm with a strong inclination toward speculative fiction.
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Revival: A Novel by Stephen King
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Everything Is Illuminated | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Jonathan Safran Foer and some Githeri. It's a good night.

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Going with one of my other half's favorite quotes tonight. Maybe one of these days he'll finally let me borrow the book instead of just reading me favored bits as he rereads it yet again. 🤷‍♀️

#cooksoflitsy

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Tailchaser's Song | Tad Williams
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Got an upgrade today, from air splint to ankle brace.

Thus far, it is kitty approved.

#catsoflitsy

robinb I‘m about to get upgraded to one of these from a boot at the end of the week with PT starting next week. Hope you keep progressing well! 😊 9mo
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I just felt like a little Half Blood Prince this evening for some reason.

Dink apparently just felt like snuggling with my air splint.

All in all, not a bad night, all things considered.

#catsoflitsy

Karkar This my favorite HP! 9mo
Leftcoastzen Dink is trying to take care of you. 9mo
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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I got through a good bit of my latest audiobook today while traveling to a doctor's appointment.

Then I got quite a surprise when I discovered my appointment was in the complex where the Penguins play.

Also read my way through a lovely bowl of crawfish etouffee between appointments. All in all, not a terrible day.

SpeculativeFemale Note: I realized I meant to say where the Penguins practice, not where they play. 9mo
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Peasant Chicken and root veggies, virgin sangria (no alcohol with antibiotics), and some Tolkien today.

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The Magicians Trilogy | Lev Grossman
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Say hello to my #LazySaturday starter pack!

My foot and calf swelled up today, so I'm not doing much moving around, just enjoying some King, a bit of ice cream, and also finally catching up on The Magicians.

ReadingEnvy We finally started in on this season last night! 9mo
SpeculativeFemale @ReadingEnvy I'm still not even through season two 😳😅 9mo
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From the Dead | Mark Billingham, Billingham
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Hello! I promise I didn't intend to take a hiatus. My phone crashed and it turned out the OS was completely corrupt. Then it took a while to get things transferred to my replacement phone after strep hit our household, and I got stuck at home for a couple of days.

It's generally been a rough week, but hopefully things will be back on track soon.

Texreader Yikes! Hope things keep improving! 10mo
BookwormAHN Hugs 💚 10mo
JacqMac Ugh. I hope you have a restful weekend. 💕 10mo
Dragon Hope everyone is better! 💐 10mo
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Seduced by Moonlight | Laurell K Hamilton
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Well, it could be worse. Nothing broken, but I'm stuck in an air splint and on crutches until I get an Othro to check things out. The doctor thinks I may have torn a ligament.

I'm falling back on some really cheesy Laurell K. Hamilton to take my mind off things tonight.

BookishMarginalia Ouch! Hope everything checks out and you feel better ASAP! 10mo
Karkar Hope you feel better soon!!! 10mo
BookNAround Ouch. Hope it heals quickly! 10mo
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TheSpineView 😕 Terrible! Hope you get better soon! 10mo
dragondrool Ow! Hope it's as minor as possible! 10mo
tpixie Oh my!! Take care of yourself!! 10mo
cobwebmoth Hope things improve for you soon. 10mo
Dragon Positive energy heading your way, hope you heal quickly! 💚🦄💐 10mo
GripLitGrl Hope you have a speedy recovery💐 10mo
readordierachel Wishing you a quick recovery! 10mo
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Revival: A Novel | Stephen King
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I finished Cinnamon and Gunpowder last night and moved on to Revival. Just glad I have something to hold my attention. I hit a patch of ice on some stairs this afternoon, twisted the heck out of my ankle, and went down hard. Currently laying with my leg up, debating whether or not to go to Urgent Care.

RealBooks4ever Oh no! Hope you heal up soon! 💜 10mo
readinginthedark 😕 I would judge by how swollen it is and if you have sharp or achy pain when you try to rotate it. That sucks 10mo
Monica5 Hope you have a speedy recovery 🙏 10mo
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Confession: I'm glad I was listening in private when Wedgwood figured out he was falling in love, because I literally shouted "Finally!" ?

BookNAround I loved this book. We read it for book club a couple of years ago and it was a delight. 10mo
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1. Any of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books
2. I have two big projects to finish, so mainly working 😕
3. I haven't quite finished this yet, but I'm close and I'm absolutely loving it.
4. Um, I guess double jointed fingers that I can bend back to less than 90 degrees from the back of my hand.
5. 🖐
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Crafty Valentines | Shannon Whitt
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My son made me a Valentine. He knows me so well! 💚💚

Gezemice Awww! 💚 10mo
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Wow, didn't realize quite how much progress I'd made while out on the road again today until I compared to yesterday!

Glad to say I also narrowly avoided bad weather, with near whiteout conditions hitting about a half hour after I got home. I'll count that as a win for the day.

Soubhiville Oh gosh! Glad you‘re home safe. 10mo
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Lots of travel today, so I made some progress on my current audiobook. Definitely not my usual fare, but I'm really enjoying it so far.

More travel on my schedule for work tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to discovering more of Captain Mabbot's secrets. Just hoping the weather isn't too bad.

ralexist This is one of my favorites from my last year's reads! 10mo
KathyWheeler This sounds really different and fun. Stacked! 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really liked this one! 10mo
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Neverwhere | Ne?l Ga?man
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Events ganged up on me today. My father-in-law got bad health-related news and work was, quite frankly, ridiculous. I can't even focus enough to escape into a book tonight, which really says something. Oh, and I'm on the road the next two days straight while we're under weather advisories.

Sorry to be a wet blanket. Just struggling tonight.

Samplergal Hugs to you. ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Leftcoastzen l‘m sorry life is being so hard on you right now.Sending hugs and hope your way. 10mo
jmtrivera 💜 10mo
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mabell I hope tomorrow is a better day ❤️ 10mo
cobwebmoth *hugs* 10mo
Jas16 Hoping that tomorrow is much better 10mo
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The Complete Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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*Robert Jordan
*Brandon Sanderson
*N. K. Jemisin
*Ursula Le Guin
*Neil Gaiman

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Skin Trade | Laurell K Hamilton
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It's #bookandabeverage time! Some butt kicking, name taking Anita Blake accompanied by my own take on a Washington Red Apple, made with apple moonshine in place of apple schnapps.

Aims42 Yum, your drink sounds delicious 😋 10mo
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Despite my best efforts, my son is still not a huge fan of reading, so finding a book he wants to read, completely voluntarily, just for fun, is a HUGE WIN.

aprilpohren How old is your som 10mo
aprilpohren I meant son. Went to correct the misspelling and must have hit send 10mo
SpeculativeFemale @aprilpohren He's nine. I feel like I should also mention he struggles with ADD. I feel like that has some impact when it comes to reading. 10mo
aprilpohren Have you read Captain Underpants? My picky son really liked that series. 10mo
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Glad to be enjoying my audiobook from home instead of out on the road today.

Pictured: the top photo is a driver's view of a particular bridge I crossed yesterday as I saw it. The lower picture is the same bridge one week earlier. Just heard it's back underwater today. 😲

BookNAround This book is so much fun! 10mo
Texreader Yikes!! 10mo
SpeculativeFemale @Texreader I wish I could put an update photo as a comment. Today the bridge is completely under water with nothing showing but a dark shadow where it's hiding until the water recedes again. 10mo
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Texreader @SpeculativeFemale No way!! Oh my gosh!! Has this happened before? 10mo
SpeculativeFemale @Texreader Oh yes, multiple times every year. This bridge is actually somewhat famous (or infamous, at least) for the amount of time it spends under water annually. Here's an article about it: https://visitpago.com/nebraska-bridge-a-forest-county-phenomenon/ 10mo
Texreader @SpeculativeFemale That is fascinating!!! Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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Well, I finished the Binti series while driving home this afternoon. I actually had to drive in silence, along this half frozen river, for a bit afterward, just settle my mind before I could even move on.

I'm going to review each of the books eventually, but for now I'll just say I recommend them all.

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When you know you have some work travel ahead, so you download a new audiobook in case you finish the one you're currently on!

Birdsong28 Got to have a spare one!! 😁📚📖 10mo
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The Harlequin | Laurell K. Hamilton
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No rest for the wicked reporters of the world!

Currently escaping into the wild world of Anita Blake while sitting in my car, waiting for yet another (boring) evening meeting to start.

Birdsong28 Felt like this at Christmas as I work in retail and I only get Christmas day off! 😘📚📖 10mo
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Neverwhere | Ne?l Ga?man
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Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 pretty much! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏻 I never know how to answer “What‘s your favorite book?” 10mo
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Yes, another not so bookish post tonight, but I'm just so tickled. My fiance and I are celebrating 14 years together today, and he got us an Asian snack box to try! Made for a fun and *mostly* tasty evening! 😁

Leftcoastzen How fun! Great gift! He‘s a keeper! 10mo
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Groundhog Day | Marc Tyler Nobleman
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Happy Groundhog Day from western Pennsylvania!

(Note: not my photo, just one I borrowed)

#groundhogday
#littensofpa

Gezemice That Ground Hog will be very cold. 10mo
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Obsidian Butterfly | Laurell K. Hamilton
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I swear, I haven't dropped off the radar again. I just spent a good chunk of my week sick. Got bad enough I even took a whole day off work, which I rarely ever do. Pretty much recovered now. On the bright side, I got some reading done.

Karkar Glad you are feeling better! Everyone at my work is sick 😷 10mo
jmtrivera Feel better! 10mo
Eggs Hope you read yourself to wellness ❣️ 10mo
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The Killing Dance | Laurell K. Hamilton
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Roxy says it's time to nap, but I think I'll keep reading.

#dogsoflitsy

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Bloody Bones | Laurell K. Hamilton
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1. Bloody Bones
2. Slytherin
3. Game of Thrones

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Tashaxlynn Are you rewatching before the new season? 11mo
SpeculativeFemale @Tashaxlynn Nope, just finally getting around to watching it. I've been meaning to for ages. 11mo
Tashaxlynn Ohh! Soo good, hope you‘re enjoying it! 11mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💚💚 11mo
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Bloody Bones | Laurell K. Hamilton
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Okay, folks, I feel like I need a #bookandabeverage night, but I can't decide! What should I have?

xicanti Jaegerbomb for readerly energy? 11mo
SpeculativeFemale @xicanti I ended up going with the Limoncello. 💛 11mo
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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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I just came across this photo on Facebook and decided I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE.

#readingchair
#comfyreading

rather_be_reading we all do! 11mo
Julsmarshall I want to learn to build stuff so I can make this! 11mo
readordierachel Yes please! 11mo
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Ice Road | Gillian Slovo
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Hope everyone else is having nicer weather than we have been.

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Sometimes after a really long day of work (clocked 13 hours today), I just need something familiar and dark, with strong hints of sarcasm and cynicism.

Tamra Bahahahaha 11mo
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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I finished Binti: Home while driving from a meeting today. I'm still not sure what I thought of it. I was enjoying it, but I feel like it ended too abruptly.

And whether it is from the book or just my hectic workday, I certainly am exhausted tonight. 😴

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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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1. Binti: Home
2. Grasshopper Mocha
3. Coca Cola

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 11mo
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Binti: Home | Nnedi Okorafor
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Hello Litsy friends. I know, it's been too long, but I'm still kicking, and reading. Work has just been...well, let's just say I don't think I had any real idea what I was walking into when I accepted this job. It's been rocky at times, but I've stuck with it. I'm still working on finding a balance, though.

Audiobooks have saved my sanity, to some degree, especially when traveling. Currently enjoying Binti: Home.

#prodigalreturns
#workaholic

readordierachel Nice to see you back! 11mo
SpeculativeFemale @readordierachel Thanks, it's good to be back. I let the job kind of take over my life for a while. Really seeking a better balance now. 11mo
Leftcoastzen Glad you are back. It can be tough finding balance in a new position.I hope things improve. 11mo
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@LA_Mead Look what came in my mail yesterday! I didn't open it yet, though. Let me know when you get your package, and we'll both open them.

#steampunkgoespostal

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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!

LA_Mead Hi @SpeculativeFemale ! I am your match for the #steampunkgoespostal swap and I just wanted to let you know that your package was in the mail last Friday, but it looks like there may be delays with the mail this week! Let me know when you get it! 2y
SpeculativeFemale Hi! I'm so sorry, but yours is actually delayed, too! I was waiting for one last item to arrive to mail it, and hadn't been on here in a while because of updating my phone and having to reload the app. But I'm back now, it has been shipped, and I hope it doesn't take too long to reach you! 2y
SpeculativeFemale Oops, forgot to tag so you'd see this @LA_Mead 2y
LA_Mead @SpeculativeFemale oh haha that‘s too funny! It‘s all good 😊 let me know when your package gets to you! 2y
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Deathnote | Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
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I'm so sorry, I've fallen completely off the radar again. My job has been keeping me completely swamped lately. If it weren't for audiobooks while driving/cooking/cleaning, I'd have no time for books at all, sadly.

On the bright side, my thoughtful other half knows I've been dealing with a lot lately, so he brought me home a little pick me up gift tonight! Awesome Deathnote socks!

readordierachel Very cool! 2y
DivineDiana Fun! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Miss you and love the socks!!!! ☺️☺️ 2y
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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What a delightfully fresh take on the story of Snow White! I enjoyed the focus on the relationship between the princess and her stepmother, and the general defiance of expectations.

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I've been neglecting Litsy again! Sorry folks, busy week!

But today was a great day. We went on a little day trip, and I hit up a book store along the way. I can't post my #bookhaul today, though, because part of it is for the #steampunkgoespostal exchange, and I don't want to ruin the surprise!

I'm so happy with what I found, though!

#firstexchange #cantwait

rubyslippersreads Steampunk kitty! 😻😻😻 2y
Captivatedbybooks I am sooo putting this cat on a tshirt 2y
SpeculativeFemale @Captivatedbybooks I'm not even sure where it's originally from; I borrowed it from @Tiffy_Reads one previous #steampunkgoespostal post. 2y
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BibliophileMomma @SpeculativeFemale I borrowed of from google. 😬😂🤪 2y
Captivatedbybooks @Tiffy_Reads jaja and i found it will make my shirt yay!!! 😉 2y
SpeculativeFemale @Captivatedbybooks That should make an awesome shirt. @Tiffy_Reads Hey, Google is handy that way! 😂 2y
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I love Sundays! Quick shopping trip today: I got two books at a bargain bookstore, a beautiful handmade metal bookmark from my favorite antique store, and some delicious extra spicy noodles for dinner. I count that as an all around win! #bookhaul

TK421 Those are my favorite ramen! 2y
SpeculativeFemale @TK421 Definitely one of my favorites, too. Have you tried the double spicy ones? We ordered some, but haven't gotten them yet. 2y
TK421 Not yet. I'll have to keep an eye out for the double spicy ones. I love a good spicy ramen! 2y
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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths | Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
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An #oversizedbook that I love, even though it drives me crazy trying to find a good place for it without screwing up my shelves!

#riotgrams @bookriot

GatheringBooks one of my absolute favourite books! love the d‘aulaires. (edited) 2y
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The story of my life.

Oh, and I need to reorganize my one shelf today because my cats got into a fight and knocked all of the books off of it during the night last night.

QuietlyLaura Seems like the cats always act up at night! 😺 2y
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I went for spiritual #selfimprovement for this one.

#riotgrams @bookriot

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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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Here's a #bookthatshouldbeadapted

Yes, it is the first in a series, and it would require some serious effects, but with the right director and cast, and a... um... *generous* budget, it could be fabulous.

#riotgrams @bookriot

Knightingale It would need a huge budget for the special effects but it would look awesome on the screen. 2y
SpeculativeFemale @Knightingale Exactly! I'd really just love to see Brightwater Wall on the big screen. 2y
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Music to My Sorrow | Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
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One of the flashiest of my #badcovers. It is hard to tell in the photo, but the whole cover on this one is also nauseatingly iridescent.

#riotgrams @bookriot

mcipher That is. Wow. 😬😂 2y
TK421 Is that Lion-O from Thundercats pointing a wand at a flautist? 2y
SpeculativeFemale @TK421 Thank you for saying that! I always thought that looked like Lion-O; good to know it isn't just me! 😂 2y
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RealBooks4ever Ick! 🤢 2y
Leftcoastzen Wow one of the worst I have ever seen!👏 2y
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards This is my guilty pleasure series, but as much as I enjoy it, I do have to admit the covers are BAD. 2y
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#gettingtoknowyou @Tiffy_Reads
Color: Green 💚
Season: Autumn 🍁
Genre: Fantasy
Hobby: I have no time for hobbies anymore.
Snack: Harvest Snaps Mango Chile Lime Black Bean Crisps
Drink: Coffee ☕️
Bookish Item: Bookish jewelry
@ReadOrDieRachel

FlowerFairy Those crisps sound delicious! 😍 2y
SpeculativeFemale @FlowerFairy They are, and they're downright addictive! Great for work lunches on days I have to work through lunch and grab bites as I work 😂 2y
readordierachel Mmmm harvest snaps are so good! 2y
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Looking through my shelves today, wondering what to post for the #writing promp, and I found this little treasure, another book from my grad school days. I remember enjoying it, but it has been so long, I think I might have to pick it up again soon.

#riotgrams @bookriot

readordierachel Great pic! 2y
wanderlustforwords Not only is it a beautiful book and a beautiful photo but I looked it up on GR‘s and it‘s sounds fantastic! It‘s officially added to want to read. 2y
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Anti-Pamela and Shamela | Henry Fielding, Eliza Haywood
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I wanted to dig out something a little different for a #favoriteschoolread so here's one from my grad school days. I've always enjoyed a good satire, and this is a classic two in one combo poking fun at Richardson's Pamela, a book that annoyed me to no end!

#riotgrams @bookriot