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WordyForever

WordyForever

Joined December 2016

Grad student | aspiring literary agent | Slytherin | romance/sci fi/mystery/YA/literary
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All I Want Is You | Candace Havens
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Mehso-so

The year is finally winding down so I have more time to get back into reading. Started off with a light novella. Ok, but nothing to write home about. Seemed a little rushed but I guess that happens when you try to fit a whole romance into less than 200 pages.

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Flux | Orion Carloto
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I guess you could call this anti-love poetry. Maybe it‘s my English education, but I tend to like old poetry over the modern stuff. Still, this was pretty good. About love lost and the end of a relationship.

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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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I‘m finally reading again! I‘ve been in the middle of this for so long. Tbh, I didn‘t love it as much as The Silkworm and The Cuckoo‘s Calling, but it was still pretty good. Can‘t wait for Lethal White.

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Mehso-so

A few good gems in here, but I think I would have appreciated some of it more if a man were the object. Mainly short pieces about love, adventure, appreciating life. I wish the poems had titles and there was a table of contents, so I could return to the ones I like without having to flip through the whole book to find them

Bronte_Chintz I follow this guy on insta and was tempted to get his book. Would you say it‘s worth it or are the bits on his page enough? 2y
WordyForever @Bronte_Chintz I think most of the poems in the book can be found on his Instagram but I liked reading them in this order and with the accompanying photos. I‘d say it was worth it to me but I guess it depends on what you‘re looking for. If you don‘t care about having them all in one place in print, then his insta is probably enough 2y
Bronte_Chintz @WordyForever Thanks ducky! I might keep it on the TBR for when I see it on offer maybe. 2y
WordyForever @Bronte_Chintz his second book is on preorder now, so I have a feeling the first one will be on sale sometime soon, probably shortly after release 2y
Bronte_Chintz @WordyForever I didnt know that! Thanks! 2y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I teared up a little bit not gonna lie. I feel like I don‘t often read about children coming to terms with the meaning of death and with their own inevitable demise. It‘s never easy, especially when you know that it‘s a self fulfilling prophecy and that nothing can circumvent it. I didn‘t get the full impact until the end of Varya‘s part. A book about the importance of living while you‘re alive, and about connection.

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Not gonna lie, I actually found the advice in this book very useful. I guess I‘ve been on a self help kick lately, and I really appreciated the actionable steps laid out here. I‘m a huge procrastinator so I‘m hoping I‘ll follow through with some of this stuff. I guess time will tell

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Wooooow I haven‘t posted in a month, I‘m the worst. I‘m not usually into the self help genre, but I‘d heard good things about this and it really is different from other advice based books. The action items are largely mental. It‘s not about doing things to improve your life, it‘s about changing your mental state and outlook so you can be happier, and I think it was completely spot on 👌🏼 and very funny. Would recommend

Lcsmcat Welcome back! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome back!! I probably should read this!! 2y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Boy does she know what she‘s doing. I feel like most mysteries make you think the killer could be anyone, until the big reveal. She makes it seem like you know who it is halfway through, and then shows you in the last 10 pages that you were wrong all along.

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Bossypants | Tina Fey
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She is so hilarious and sarcastic, which I love! Still gets her points across, and has such great stories about SNL, 30 Rock, and starting out in improv. Which I could have seen the attached photos but I checked it out from the library 😩

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Mehso-so

Interesting connections between each story, but I found some of the main characters just plain annoying tbh. But I think he did a good job of achieving an overall melancholy mood and the frustration of the music business and feeling like a failure in one‘s own industry.

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#CleartheShelvesGiveaway Obviously I can reread the Harry Potter series a hundred times and not get sick of it. I think everyone feels that way? Watched Harry Potter Weekend on HBO this weekend and it inspired me to reread them, so I‘ll probably start that soon 😍😍😍 still mad they left out Peeves

mrozzz I have so many peeves about Peeves, etc. Lol. Enjoy! 2y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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So amazing to hear Carrie Fisher‘s voice, and a little eerie at the parts where she speculates about her own death in the future. But it‘s such a cool look into her life and the making of Star Wars, and how she was affected by all of it. And of course her affair with Harrison Ford, which took up a good chunk of the book considering it only went on for about 3 months 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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NYU Media Talk with Lee Child, R.J. Palacio, David Grann, and Amor Towles (latter two not pictured).

“Nothing of value is ever achieved in the morning.” - Lee Child

AceOnRoam Lee Child 😎 2y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam he is so funny! I‘m actually considering reading his books now. Apparently his writing process is to meander out of bed at like noon, drink 6 cups of coffee, smoke 6 Camels, and start writing around 2. He also said when he was 17 he had a job working for a talent agent who mostly booked strippers 😂 2y
AceOnRoam You're so lucky to have been able to see him talk. Apparently tho' he works quite late into the evening. I think he used to be a cop/investigator too? I'm just glad he's still writing and not contracting out to shadow writers. There's a lot of speculation but his last book was definitely a classic Jack Reacher and I would bet it was definitely written by him. 2y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam it seems that way from how he was talking. He was the only one who doesn‘t find writing difficult at all. He said a book a year is easy for him, and the others all looked at him like he had 2 heads 2y
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Well, that‘s all she wrote. Beat last record and finished 5 books so I call it a win. Also, reached Litfluence of 500!!!!!!!! Next time I‘ll hit 24 for sure 😜😜😜 #24in48

Graciouswarriorprincess Fabulous job!👍🏻😃 2y
UrsulaMonarch 👏👏👏 2y
YouReadMyEyes Awesome! 2y
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5th book down for #24in48. For some reason I never had to read this in school, but I wish I had. My teenage self would definitely have appreciated this.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Hour 36, the first and last books on my shelf 🤔 believe it or not this is a total coincidence #feministreads #24in48

UrsulaMonarch Amazing! 2y
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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Haven‘t read YA in a while, but I‘m getting back into it this #24in48. Also never read anything by John Green, he‘s pretty funny. Who knew?

4th book down

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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Hour 30 entry for #24in48. I have owned this book for at least four years, maybe longer, and just haven‘t gotten around to it. I bought it from the bargain shelves at Target on a best friends trip to the Jersey Shore. Meant to read it on the beach but got distracted 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Book 3 down! Very funny, and some great behind the scenes fun facts about Gilmore Girls. Short but full of interesting moments.

Since there are only 12 hours left in the day, it doesn‘t look like I‘ll be able to get to 24, but I‘ll still try to beat my last time, which I think was just over 14 hours.

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Mehso-so

Some poems better than others (he‘s really into breasts and the word “moist”) but I didn‘t like any of them as much as I Do Not Love You, which isn‘t in this book.

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Life doesn‘t give you exactly what you want, exactly when you want it. If it did, it wouldn‘t be called life. It would be called vending machine.

#24in48 three hours and counting. Side note: I can‘t believe I did this without audiobooks last time. What the hell was I thinking?

elyseh I'm quickly learning Audiobooks are the way to go! 2y
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For the hour 6 challenge of #24in48

I foolishly got rid of most of my children‘s books, but I obviously couldn‘t get rid of this one. Been with me for about 17 years now, old reliable 😍

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Stack for #24in48 and the shirt I‘m gonna wear tomorrow. Trying to finish some things off and catch up on Cormoran Strike before the next book

elyseh I love that shirt!! 2y
WordyForever @elyseh thanks! As soon as I saw it, I had to have it. It‘s such an accurate representation of me 💁🏻‍♀️😍 2y
elyseh Me to! It's so cute! 2y
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Sills Love the shirt❤️ 2y
WordyForever @Sills thanks! For anyone who is interested, you can order them on Teespring and a bunch of other places online. Just google it 🤓 2y
Sills @WordyForever thanks for the heads up I need to Google and search for my next fun book shirt👍 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Oh my god 😩😩😩 there really aren‘t words to describe this book. Seriously life changing. It‘s not at all what I expected and some parts are hard to get through, they‘re so emotional and sometimes horrific. But the way this book completely flips gender roles and prejudices and little hurts we don‘t often think about is freaking amazing.

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Finished my first Secret Santa book! A solid romance, good chemistry between the hero and heroine. I would have liked for her to be a little more assertive, and a little less damsel in distress, but overall it wasn‘t bad. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Excellent with Dumbledore‘s commentary. Also, this edition (purple with a rabbit on the cover) donates part of the proceeds to JK Rowling‘s charity Lumos.

jfalkens All the little side books do, no matter the cover 😊 2y
WordyForever @jfalkens omg I had no idea 😱 I need to rebuy Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch Through the Ages. I had them when I was younger but I lost them😩😩😩 2y
jfalkens @WordyForever Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts supports Comic Relief. 2y
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WordyForever @jfalkens what is Comic Relief? I feel so out of the loop 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
jfalkens @WordyForever it's a UK based charity. Do you know what Red nose day is? 2y
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I don‘t listen to a lot of audio, but I find it hard to believe that anyone could have the same experience reading this in print. Trevor Noah brings so much to this story with his voice. Very emotional, but I loved it. 10/10, would recommend

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Great companion to the most amazing movie of the year! Finished in one day: if you love behind the scenes movie magic and WW, it‘s for you. Bonus: cozy reading socks!

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This is amazing! I definitely wasn‘t expecting so much stuff and for all of it to be so perfect! I love tea and Ghirardelli caramel squares and candles, all the books look so great, and I definitely wish I had waited to make my morning tea so I could put it in this awesome mug. And on top of that, socks and Chex mix and cute little bookmarks 😍😍😍 Thank you for all the amazing gifts @Daisey I hope your Secret Santa was equally kind to you

WordyForever Tagging books in case anyone is curious. 2y
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Daisey So glad that you liked it! I had a lot of fun choosing gifts! 2y
Cinfhen ❤️💚❤️ 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!! 2y
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Got it! Thanks Secret Santa 😘😘😘🎉💃🏻🎁

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I love how this book turns everything on its ear 👏🏼👏🏼only 23 pages in and I‘m already emotionally exhausted. Read it dudes

AceOnRoam Are you reading along with the buddyread? 2y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam actually I picked it up because it‘s the November/December book for Our Shared Shelf. Is it too late to join the buddy read? What do I have to do? I‘ve never done one of those before 2y
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AceOnRoam A buddy read is just an unofficial group of 2 or more readers who want to read a discuss a book. This one is being hosted by @mrozzz and is split into 5 weeks. Week 3 starts today at Chapter 6 I think. Take a look at #Thepowerbuddyread posts. Spoilers are marked with tags. @mrozzz will be asking more questions today so if you are interested just ask her to tag you too. 2y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam great, thanks! Sorry about the multiple posts, they looked like they weren‘t sending so I kept trying 🙄 2y
AceOnRoam Yes, I think Litsy was dying at that stage lol, but it seems to be back up now. Multiple posts everywhere 😂😂😂 2y
AceOnRoam I'm loving this book and have "powered" through to week 4 ??? 2y
WordyForever @AceOnRoam I love it too, but I‘m not that far yet 😩😩😩 I‘ll try to catch up 2y
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Ready to send out to Secret Santa! 😘😘😘

#secretsantagoespostal
#wintersolsticebookexchange

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
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Definitely recommend reading this book and watching Parks & Rec at the same time like I did. You will hear Aziz‘s voice in your head, which just makes the whole thing better. Some very interesting research on relationships in the modern world, and great comparisons to previous generations. Loved it 👌🏼

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Holy crap this was so good. I always like short stories because I feel like they have to pack all the emotion of a full length book into a few pages, but this was so cutting and deliberate and emotional that it was literally like being punched. I honestly needed recovery time after each story, wonderful feminist collection. I hope this wins the NBA ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

WordyForever Psych, Jesmyn Ward won. Oh well, I‘m sure her book is great too 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Mehso-so

Funny and interesting book about nutrition, but a little preachy and a tad unrealistic. For anyone trying to become vegan or eat organic, there is a list of brands and foods in the back that can help you out at the grocery store 👌🏼 I‘m a little more inclined to cut down on meat and dairy now but doubt I️ could sustain an organic vegan diet for any length of time 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Shamelessly stolen to help my Secret Santa.

1. Green, blue, red

2. Tea, candles, fuzzy socks, chocolate, happy endings

3. Harry Potter (duh), Dark Matter, Things My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You

4. Romance, contemporary fiction, humor, mystery, science fiction

5. History, racism/discrimination (unless they get what they deserve in the end), horror

6. I️ want to be a literary agent

WordyForever Forgot someone @teebe 2y
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Only took me 8 months to finish! I tend to take breaks between short stories but I think this was even better because I dragged it out. Favorites were "The Hunter's Wife", "The Caretaker", and "Mkondo".

Nag1 My favorites were The Shell Collector and The Hunter‘s Wife. 1mo
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Wrecked | J.B. Salsbury
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Finished in 2 days flat, made me cry 😩😩😩 I love JB ❤️❤️❤️

RaimeyGallant You've been #SmittenByLittens as part of today's #WordLove challenge. :) 2y
WordyForever @RaimeyGallant the love is overwhelming! Thank you 😍😍😍 2y
Cinfhen Joining in #SmittenByLittens 💕 2y
WordyForever @Cinfhen @DarcysMom thanks for all the #WordLove 🤓🤓🤓 2y
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Wrecked | J.B. Salsbury
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"Hey, Sarge, can I have a word?" #firstlineofcurrentread

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I watched the show first, and honestly I liked the tv versions of the characters way better. This was mostly plot driven, not a ton of character development. Still a good read and I'm probably gonna finish the series, but highly recommend the show to make you appreciate the characters more.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty in pink 💗 2y
WordyForever @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks don't you love this filter?! I took this pic in my office with hideous fluorescent lighting so I had to find something to soften it up 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Grabbed a signed copy, even though I haven't even read The Fifth Gate yet. Is it good? I took a shot since the author was there and I figured if she won two Hugo Awards then it's gotta be worth the time.

moarbookspleaze So good. Have patience as the world building is intense but so worth it. 2y
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Reed | R. C. Ryan
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Sweet, got some action, and a little emotional at the end. Two thumbs up

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Hot Cop | Sierra Simone, Laurelin Paige
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TBH, I thought this was gonna be simple smut, a cop and a librarian, little thinking involved, but it was surprisingly deep. Still hot though, two thumbs up.

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Wicked Cowboy Charm | Carolyn Brown
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Unfortunately, I just could not get into this. Maybe I need to start at the beginning of the series, there were way too many characters I didn't know. And the writing style just wasn't for me. The first book I haven't finished in a long time

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Just as amazing as the movie, no surprise. Didn't quite get to finish this over the weekend but oh well #asseenontv

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Untitled | Unknown
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BookCon 2017 swag! #bookstagram

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First book for #asseenontv readathon! Trying to get a good but done before BookCon since I know I won't be reading a lot tomorrow

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I wish this was longer, I love her writing so much. "Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture." And you know I was watching HP in the background.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I don't usually read thrillers but this was totally chilling. Made me physically uncomfortable, heart pounding, the whole thing. I had to take a break in the middle for school, but in terms of total reading time, it went very fast.

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Sherlock: Chronicles | Steve Tribe
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Excellent for any fan of the show, covers everything from inception to casting, graphics, costumes, special effects, and music. If you're into behind the scenes stuff and lots of pictures 👍🏼