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TiffanyMichele

TiffanyMichele

Joined July 2018

In my opinion if the wonder of life is gone, just take a look at a good book and you shall find it once more.
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Shadows of Self | Brandon Sanderson
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I FREAKIN LOVED THIS!!
This second era of Mistborn is radically different from the first Trilogy. Get that through your head. These aren‘t direct sequels. The world has grown and changed and reading it is like being in on an inside joke. It‘s WONDERFUL. Just don‘t go in expecting Mistborn vibes. Go in expecting a detective story with powers and banter galore. You‘ll be pleasantly surprised with what you find. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A Box of Bones | Marina Cohen
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I did not have fun with this one. ⭐️⭐️.
I was engaged with the first chapter or two but gosh darn it this was a slow book for me.
I didn‘t connect with the MC at all. She‘s a very analytical girl and her father rubbed me the wrong way. By the end you can understand why but I wasn‘t pleased.

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The Magic Thief: Found | Sarah Prineas
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So this one was already a five star. But then we got DRAGONS. I‘m so happy right now.
The ending made me cry and dissolve into a feely mess. I loved it. On to the fourth!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Magic Thief: Lost | Sarah Prineas
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This was a heart wrenching adventure and I LOVEd it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Ooooo boy was this a wild ride!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! It had me on the edge of my seat and time and time again it left me with: “hold up hold up. What???” I love that.
I also LoVED the stylistic writing style! It feels like my own and yea I loved that.
A solid Sci-fi thriller. I don‘t think I‘d read it again though.
Warnings: non-graphic sex scenes (2 or so) and lots of F-bombs.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! This was a buddy read with my mom and I so enjoyed it. Looking forward to continuing the series!!
Also: Grandmama and the Vicar can go jump in a bog. They suck. Full review coming soon on YouTube channel: Joyous Jabbers.

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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I loved this book!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
It read like a middle grade book but is a YA one. I loved it. The wit and Sophie‘s growth. Howl and his apprentice and yeah I loved it.
It kinda felt like a light version of Uprooted... heavy on the ish though.

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The Magic Thief | Sarah Prineas
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I looooooved this book!!! Tugged on my heartstrings, loved Conn‘s natural ability and how easy he learns, I loved the thawing of two grown butt men‘s hearts, and I enjoyed this book so much. Strange since I don‘t think I laughed all that much 🧐. Definitely a solid 4 star tentative ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TiffanyMichele Also really helped with this reading slump I‘ve been dealing with :) 3mo
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I enjoyed this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I didn‘t really appreciate the build up of a relationship only to go nowhere with it but I‘m okay with it. Wayne and Wax‘s wacky sibling like friendship is wonderful and I love Marasil. She‘s pretty awesome and I‘m looking forward to getting to know Steris more in the coming books.

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Mehso-so

This was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for meself. I would have liked it more if God wasn‘t made out to be not real... I also would have liked it more if their spanking was that. Spanks. NOT FULL ON BEATING!! *ahem* I didn‘t like the dad or the step mom and I didn‘t even like the old woman!! *rolls eyes* the lil sis was cute and the brother close to the MCs age was good. MC deserves more but I am not continuing on with the series. Liked the “open” ending.

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This was such a fun and quick read 🤗💖🙈! I really needed one of those...
Chise was an adorable protagonist and Elias is kinda cinnamon rolly 😂. Surprisingly! I loved their interactions and how Chise is just like: meh. Better than slavery tbh. Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Mehso-so

“DISAPPOINTED!” *ahem* okay so here‘s the thing. I am not in the best headspace right now... i didn‘t enjoy this book. I enjoyed bits. BITS. Like maybe 50 pages out of nearly 700+ ... sigh. I really wanted to love this one. But for right now, I don‘t.
⭐️⭐️. I am sure that others will enjoy it and even I might enjoy it later on in life. It had great potential But I‘m just not in the right zone for it.

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Children of Exile | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Okay first things first this book had a plot twist I did NOT see coming.
Secondly: I really struggled through this due to their real parents not knowing how to parent. Strive through this but and you‘ll get to a “WHAT THE HECK” moment that might be worth it all.
Thirdly: I wish they would have told us that everyone sans 1 is black. Cause I didn‘t imagine them that way and now it‘s hard to 😓. DESCRIPTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. *sighs* ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Loved Rosi.

TiffanyMichele But my faves are Bobo and the Missionary. I‘m kinda on the fence with everyone else. 3mo
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This was a ⭐️⭐️ for me. It was well written I suppose but I didn‘t appreciate the crass language and some of the inaccuracies. I read this in like 20 minutes so a really quick read of you wanna give it a whirl! Just be warned for strong language.

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Christmas Escape | Anne Perry
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I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! 🤩⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charles and Candances friendship was wonderful and the mystery and the escape was blood pumping!! Definitely would reread and own this one. Also: have I found a new favorite author?? 😱 Anne Perry handles Victorian manners so well and adds soooo much sass and I love it!

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Eliza and Her Monsters | Francesca Zappia
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So here‘s the thing. This book is great at showing not telling you about depression and anxiety. It‘s great at showing struggles with speech and relationships. And for that I loved this book. I loved that it had a good ending. But I don‘t think a young teen should read this. I don‘t think someone who fights with mental illness should read this for it is triggering as all get out. I didn‘t like the cussing and the agenda but overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

TiffanyMichele I do think that this book can help people understand depression so well!! Because it‘s in the first POV we see Eliza‘s parents being “stupid” because that‘s how Eliza sees them. I think maybe reading this WITH your parent/child is a great thing because you both get to see a side of mental illness(I know it can help to see it. You realize it‘s a real thing and you aren‘t crazy) but you also get to censor the book in the places it needs it. 4mo
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Undetected | Dee Henderson
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This book was sooooo good!! Loved Gina and Marks evolution in their friendship and I loved the techno babble—even though I did get bored with the science and phase out sometimes 😂— ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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Mehso-so

I was left disappointed with this one. It was an okay book and it did conclude the plot in a neat bow but it just felt cheap. ⭐️⭐️
You may love it though. But for me, it‘s a no.

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When a Heart Stops | Lynette Eason
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A creepy thriller and an excellent read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Really liked that we are able to see Serena do her job as an ME. ☺️

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Was a little disappointed that it didn‘t focus on fires but ohswells! It was a fast paced read that had me on the edge of my seat! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ definitely!

TiffanyMichele And I am continuing the series immediately! The mystery and suspense is top notch. (edited) 4mo
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Taken | Dee Henderson
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This was an excellent and fast read. I went in with no expectations other than romance and that was a good choice! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ because there were a few parts I got lost in but otherwise I throughly enjoyed this one. (Also there‘s something in the book that we the audience are never told and that frustrated me) I loved seeing an age gapped romance that was semi realistic 😍.

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Caterpillar Summer | Gillian McDunn
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Okay so this could have been so good. Like so good. But the Mom was neglectful and I disliked her greatly. Uber bad parenting if you can even call it that. I did like learning how Chicken reacted to the world and I loved Cat‘s love for her family. I loved the grandparents but the Mom is a jerk. Cat should never have had the weight of the world on her shoulders and ugh. Just ugh. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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I will forever be in love with this story. This and Heidi and Pollyanna hold such special places in my heart and I love it.
I loved seeing Mary and Colin grow and change. Become healthy and develop friendships with Ben and Dickon. I loved the robins pov and I loved the health and vitality. I loved that the Magic is God and I love that confession and outlook are explored in such an innocent and adorable way. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid! 4mo
TiffanyMichele @SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore I forgot how wonderful it was! 😍 4mo
SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore @TiffanyMichele it means more as an adult you know! 4mo
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TiffanyMichele @SmartBookaholicsIncBookstore yessss! 😃 I‘m still reeling. Like: “woah. That was actually pretty deep for a kids book and I need to do these things.” 4mo
LapReader I read it for book club. I had only seen the movie as a child. Now I love both. 4mo
TiffanyMichele @LapReader I haven‘t seen the movie! But am told it‘s good. Mayhap I‘ll watch it soon 🧐 4mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Mehso-so

I think that this book was overhyped and it made me not enjoy it as much as I wish i could have. I was waiting for a copy of this for MONTHS and when I finally got it last week... like I read it in one day but mostly because I knew that if I put it down I wouldn‘t want to finish it. Ever.
⭐️⭐️
(I‘m just glad my ship took off by the end of the book. So ⭐️⭐️⭐️.)

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A Time to Die | Nadine Brandes
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Mehso-so

Slow beginning, dramatic ending.
It was a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. I don‘t know quite why it wasn‘t better in my eyes, but it‘s still a worthwhile read if you like dystopian and or timer stories.

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Mehso-so

I liked many parts of this book but it just fell flat in most of the parts. A good ⭐️⭐️⭐️. But not as good as the first.
I may like it more later on. But I didn‘t really enjoy the Ella like character. Just felt like a Mary Sue almost. Anywho: it was an okay book and I liked seeing Burndee and Colin‘s friendship blossom.

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This was a fast read and it was quite enjoyable. My heartstrings were tugged and I was satisfied with the ending 💙⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Wonderstruck | Brian Selznick
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A meh book. ⭐️

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Okay. This book was marvelous. The ending was amazing and just what I needed. It did get a bit angsty in 3/4 section but it was so good! Like 6-7 POVs by the end of the book. Two iffy scenes that didn‘t go anywhere near smut. It was a solid four star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

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Unspoken | Dee Henderson
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Mehso-so

I will say this. It was not my favorite Henderson book.
I expected suspense and didn‘t really get it? Like. Nope. There are a few chapters of suspense but that‘s like it.
I loved seeing Bryce‘s prayer log and it was so nice seeing Ann and Paul again through a POV. I would have loved to get deeper into Bryce‘s family and the emotions and interactions but it wasn‘t in the cards. Anywho: it was a meh book. Solid and a romantic one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was a emotional and wonderful journey. I loved seeing the friendships blossom and Laurence and Termeraire learn more about themselves and the Corps.
This was a near five star for me. The only reason it‘s not is because I got lost in the descriptions sometimes. But it was a worthy read!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Loving this one! 💞

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Omyword I loved this book! It would have been a five star but I did get confused at some parts and there were two steamy scenes.
Otherwise: it was marvelous!! Definitely will buy this one when I come across it 🥰⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TiffanyMichele The steamy scenes are easily skipped. 5mo
kd_lawson I absolutely adored this one! 😁 5mo
TiffanyMichele @kd_lawson it was sooo good right? I actually was wanting to reread it as soon as I put it down 😅😳😁 5mo
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Rise of the Mystics | Ted Dekker
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This one was filled with angst and the beauty of Love. True Love. Eternal love. The fifth seal ;).
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
The conclusion was stunning and the emotions were real.

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Dekker does it again! This was a fabulous, amazing, tear jerking, thought provoking, faith building book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💖
Beautiful and so wonderfully rendered, Dekker delivers an insight into God unlike anything I‘ve ever seen in fiction.

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Omy Word this was an utterly marvelous read!
I dnfed this back last fall, I was put off by the three POVs but now after reading the Stormlight Archive I was so down for this book!
Boy oh boy. I adore Sandersons writing. Yup. I am a sucker. Anywho this is a great book. Give it a shot! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it loved the world and the relationships and the over all goodness. Gah. It was good.

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Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers | Margaret Peterson Haddix
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I went into this expecting a thriller and I sort of got it! Yet another fabulous example of “don‘t let expectations rule your reading life”. Seriously. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. The Strangers was a fun and daring adventure. I loved seeing siblings who love each other and protect one another. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

annahenke I have such fond memories of outsiders. I should read more by this author. 6mo
TiffanyMichele @annahenke yasss girl. Do it 📖🤓 6mo
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Mehso-so

This was a very unique read. I enjoyed it but wish that it was more... well. Had more feeling to it? Maybe that‘s not the right word...
Anywho this was a 3 star ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️ for me :) .

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A Conspiracy of Kings | Megan Whalen Turner
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This was so good!!! I loved reading from Sophos‘ POV and he‘s just a wonderful cinnamon roll.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I am consistently delighted by Turner‘s writing 💖

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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Vicious. Well. I liked the first 2/3 s of this book but once we got to the last 1/3... ugh. I almost DNFd this one many, many times.
I think the biggy for me was there was little life in this one. Sydney and Victors father daughter relationship is what saved it. (Mitch was cool too) But I did end up skimming the last bit. Liked the ending tho! ⭐️⭐️

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The Book of Three | Lloyd Alexander
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The story of Taran is a story of growing up and finding where your place in life is.
Over all this was a meh type of book for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ish.

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The King of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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Soooooo I lied.
I didn‘t intend to read this one so soon but I just gobbled it up!
Goodness gracious this was such fun! The first half, in Turner habit, was angsty and a bit dark.
But the second half was soooo fun!
I awwwd and laughed. I loved this one. ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟🌟

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The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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This was a wild ride! Twists and turns that Turner seems to excel at! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
Will be taking a break from the series to enjoy this ending I do believe :). How long that break will be might be days or weeks. Who knows!

TiffanyMichele Btw I totally called out one of the plot twists from the beginning 🧐🤓 6mo
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Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Oh what can I say to begin to describe rereading this gorgeous, brilliant, book?
Without spoiling people?!
Well Gen is a sassy pants and the magus is sorta bipolar at timesjk he is just overly suspicious
Sophos was a doll and I loved Pol‘s quiet strength.
Ambiades snickered a lot and Overall it was a fabulous reread! I loved catching the nuances and the neon signs of the ending once you know what it is! Read it. Get pass the 1st 1/2 and it‘s GOLD.

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Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Rereading this beaut 📖💘

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Ever since publishing my own novel I enjoy reading dedications all the more 💖

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Full Disclosure | Dee Henderson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a wonderful love story 💖. I loved how Paul and Ann‘s relationship took off and I loved how they handled the long distance 💘. Loved the deep conversations and the depth of the characters. I loved Ann and Paul‘s relationship with God and I loved that we met characters from Henderson‘s previous books. This was a good one 🥰.

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Bailedbailed

I just couldn‘t. This Author is out to wrench our feels and make us sad.
Nope. I am not finishing this nor am I going to continue reading any of Robin Hobbs books at this point in time.
No thank you.
⭐️ DNF‘d 54% through.

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Mehso-so

So I am left a bit... confused about how I feel about this one. I adored The Assassins Apprentice and was excited to see where Fitzs journey was going.
Well. I didn‘t see this coming.
Overall I think it was executed properly. I am full of feels and kinda want to cry. I am reading Assassins Quest now. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Full Disclosure | Dee Henderson
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Also I am so excited to start this Dee Henderson book! My mom just finished it today and was like, “Reaaaaad it~~~” soooo of course I am gonna! 💜🤩#bookrecs #mymomlovedit #deehenderson #isamazing