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actualdisneyprincess

Joined May 2016

Bookish Disney Princess w/ a superhero addiction. 💛🖤Instagram: actuallyadisneyprincess
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Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile | Margaret Starbird
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I‘ve always had a special devotion to Mary Magdalene, and I found this book on our shelves by sheer chance one night. I turned around, and there she was. Looking forward to possibly getting to just sit with this at work tonight! #marymagdalenebrideinexile #marymagdalene #maryofmagdala #margaretstarbird #biblicalwomen #womenofhistory #womenofthechurch

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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What unbelievable bravery. Thank you, Chanel, for sharing your story and your light despite the loathsomeness of your attacker and his inability to accept responsibility; even more loathsome is the leniency shown to him by the justice system. #knowmyname #chanelmiller

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...what am I missing? I‘ve seen so many glowing things said about this book, and I...just wasn‘t bowled over by it. It was cute, sometimes. But it was also...I really don‘t know. Maybe I‘ll like the movie better. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thesunisalsoastar #nicolayoon

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Spending my day off curled up in my bed in a blanket nest, with the newest memoir by the glorious Queen of my heart. 😭 #homework #julieandrews #queenofeverythingokay

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Uh...isn‘t the word ‘coincidentally?‘ #awillingmurder #judedeveraux #medlarmysteries

UnidragonFrag 😂 2mo
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Pittsburgh Noir | Kathleen George
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Okay. For the first story in a collection of short fiction about Pittsburgh, written by an author without whom, ostensibly, “no Pittsburgh collection would be complete,” it already falls flat.

Her main character calls pop ‘soda.‘ 🤦🏻‍♀️

#pittsburghnoir #pittsburgh #pittsburghfiction #littsburgh #youhadonejobomgitspopnotsoda

actualdisneyprincess Omg, and she does it repeatedly. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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I started this this morning, and I‘m almost finished; this is right up there with Davis‘ work on “The Dollhouse,” and I am loving these characters and this plot. 😭💖 #thechelseagirls #fionadavis #femalefriendships #coldwarfiction

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books!! 2mo
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This book was amazing, plain and simple. #nobodysvictim #carriegoldberg #timesup #metoo #believewomen

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Thinking about how much John could have done for the world if he‘d only been given more time makes me so sad. Even as a little boy, his heart was something special. #americasreluctantprince #stevenmgillon #johnfkennedyjr #jfkjr

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I don‘t know why it‘s taking me so long to get through this; I‘m enjoying it, but...I‘d rather just read about Ann and Miriam, and not really Heather? 🤷🏻‍♀️ #thegown #jenniferrobson

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I...love this book so far. I‘ve cried about five different times, about several different things, and I just...what a book, and what a story. #thelibrarybook #susanorlean

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Finally opening this! Twelve pages in, and already entranced. #thelibrarybook #susanorlean

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I‘m already engrossed and I‘m only about 20 pages in. I‘ll never be anything but fascinated and horrified by such a tragic story. Were they perfect leaders? Not by a long shot. But that‘ll never mean execution was the right answer. #theracetosavetheromanovs #helenrappaport #russianrevolution #ekaterinberg #russianhistory #worldhistory #russianimperialfamily #theromanovdynasty

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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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I don‘t know why I‘m doing this to myself again; it‘s not like I‘m gonna‘ learn anything new about the fact that we‘ve been fckd for three years and possibly have five more ahead of us because his base is rabid. 🙄 But the fact that this book exists at all upsets him, so yes, I‘m gonna‘ read it. #siege #michaelwolff #notmypresident #herrorange

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Feeling a little eerie about having finally plucked this off my pile of books today of all days, when the prologue opens twenty years ago yesterday with the deaths of JFK Jr. and Carolyn and Lauren Bessette. #whatremains #caroleradziwill

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I needed a little break from “When We Caught Fire,” which is only okay so far. #blackpanther #anationunderourfeet #tanehisicoates #marvelcomics

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I. Cried. So. Much. 😭 How I miss having compassionate, kind, loving people as our First and Second Families. But that aside; Jill Biden is an eloquent writer, and reading this book was like sitting down with an old friend to share some quiet, lovely time filled with both laughter and tears. I‘ll definitely be adding this to my personal collection. #wherethelightenters #jillbiden #joe2020 #pleasecomeback

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I love the Bidens, honestly, so there was really never any question that I‘d pick this up. 🤷🏻‍♀️ And so far, it‘s wonderful. Jill Biden is an amazing woman. 💖 #wherethelightenters #jillbiden #joe2020

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Finished Auntie Poldi last night before crashing - it was cute, but like, my mom is almost 60 and happens to be super-cool...and none of the 60 year-olds I know are nearly as old-seeming as Auntie Poldi seems. She reads WAY older, so that bugged me, acting like 60 is sooooo old and eccentric - but now on to “The Huntress!” I‘ve heard great things about Kate Quinn, so! #thehuntress #katequinn

marleed I finished this up over a week ago and nothing is replacing its status as ‘last favorite‘ read! 6mo
actualdisneyprincess @marleed ahhhh that‘s so encouraging!!!! 😍😍 I‘m about 100 pages in and loving it so far!!! 6mo
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Also, I‘m on Day 5 of #Arbonne30, and feeling way better than I expected to...but reading about all of the incredible Southern Italian food is killing me! 😂 #auntiepoldiandthesicilianlions #mariogiordano

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My typical every-other-Friday morning at work, hanging out in Children‘s for awhile and basically getting paid to read. 😂 I‘m enjoying Auntie Poldi‘s antics so far, even though I‘m only about 50 pages in! #auntiepoldiandthesicilianlions #mariogiordano

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The Widows | Jess Montgomery
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This is...slow-going. I think I like it, I just...wish it was a little faster-paced...😴 #thewidows #jessmontgomery

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The Kennedy Debutante | Kerri Maher
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So enjoying this. Kick Kennedy was a marvel, honestly. Actually - all of the Kennedy sisters were, in their ways. This is obviously a fictional take on Kick and her family, but who better? The Kennedys‘ legacy - their curse - it‘s all the stuff of the best novels anyway. #thekennedydebutante #kerrimaher

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I‘ve been pretty absent from Litsy for a lot of this year so far, mostly because I‘ve just been really lazy, and I‘ve missed it, and all of you! 😭 But I‘m going to try to be better again, so heyyy friends! After the creepiness of the last few reads, it was time for an old face with Carolly Erickson‘s novel of Jane Seymour, the third of Henry VIII‘s six wives. (I‘ve always kind of thought she was the most boring, so we‘ll see how this goes!)

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The Night Before | Wendy Walker
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Started this three hours ago. Already finished. I did sort of have a feeling about where it was going, but the path it took to get there was SO twisty and great. Definitely a winner. #thenightbefore #wendywalker

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Holy shit. C.J. Tudor did it again. Brilliantly twisty, chillingly creepy, and a total page-turner. #thehidingplace #cjtudor

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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang | Chelsea Handler
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Just hanging out with Chelsea while I cover Children‘s over the lunch hours. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ #chelseachelseabangbang #chelseahandler #essays #humor

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Let your glow light the way, ladies. You were born to shine. 💖✨ #girlstopapologizing #rachelhollis

Ashley_Nicoletto I love her spirit. 8mo
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I‘m so basic right now with my avocado naan, my book, and my tea. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #girlstopapologizing #rachelhollis #lunchtimereads

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This book has punched me in the face so many times already. Just one call-our after another, but...I need it. So. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bravenotperfect #fearlessfailmorelivebolder #reshmasaujani

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Today‘s read should be quick but enjoyable, and beneficial. (This is totally a mantra I need to adopt, because I am SUCH a perfectionist, and get really stressed out about not being up-to-snuff.) #bravenotperfect #fearlessfailmorelivebolder #reshmasaujani

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Garbage. The murder didn‘t happen until almost 300 pages in - but was obvious from the first page - and the wrap-up was rushed and totally ridiculous. Hannah‘s an idiot. The writing is horrible now. And that last-sentence “cliffhanger” was also not surprising at all, and if it‘s true, a totally unnecessary and unwanted plot twist. I really think I‘ve hit my limit for tolerating this crap. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Samplergal 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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I have about 50 pages left to go, and honestly? I think I‘ve finally reached my limit with this shit. The writing is horrible, the plots are even more contrived, and THE RECIPES DON‘T EVEN HAVE CLEVER NAMES ANYMORE, BUT THE CHARACTERS ARE ALL ACTING LIKE THEY‘RE THE MOST CREATIVE THINGS THEY‘VE EVER HEARD. “Oh, I think I‘ll make a white chocolate cookie that‘s chewy and crunchy, and I‘ll call them...Crunchy Chewy White Chocolate Cookies!” 🙄

Tamra 😆 Good one. You made me snort. 8mo
JenFowler 🤣🤣 8mo
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I haven‘t even been able to bring myself to hate-post about this one, because my irritation started ON THE FIRST PAGE. This series has honestly gotten worse beyond belief with each one of the last six or so books; I have a really hard time believing Jo Fluke is still writing them herself, because the quality of the writing has PLUMMETED. I‘m can‘t decide if I‘m more annoyed by how bad this is, or with myself for continuing to read them. 😑

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I have been SO BAD about reading so far this year; by this time last year I‘d finished about 70 books. This is my 21st. But goddamn, it‘s got me turning pages like crazy, because TJR is fabulous and I‘m loving this format. 😍 #daisyjonesandthesix #taylorjenkinsreid

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
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Just hanging out in convenient care, waiting to be seen, because I‘m pretty sure I managed to catch myself some germs that led to a sinus infection. 😑 And as we know, when 45 tells me not to read a book, I‘m absolutely 1000000000% not going to listen to him. :) #thethreat #andrewmccabe #fbi #notmypresident

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon. 9mo
actualdisneyprincess @cobwebmoth thanks, lady!!! It took until about Thursday, but I got there!!!! 9mo
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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A pick that edges closer to so-so for me; like I said in my Goodreads review, it just...didn‘t grab me like “The Hate U Give,” I didn‘t always attach to Bri (I loved Jayda the whole damned time though), and it wasn‘t until the last twenty pages when I consistently felt Bri. Angie Thomas is wonderful, don‘t get me wrong, but I just...wanted more from her. #onthecomeup #angiethomas

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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There‘s something about this one that just isn‘t...I don‘t know, it‘s just not hitting the same chords as “The Hate U Give,” which is a brilliant, beautiful piece that stirs up conversation and discussion, and features amazing characters. So far, this just...I really don‘t know. I‘m going to keep with it, but so far it just doesn‘t have the same heart or something? #onthecomeup #angiethomas

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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If this is even half as wonderful as “The Hate U Give,” it‘ll be worth it. So ready to dive in; hoping people leave me alone today so I can! #onthecomeup #angiethomas

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I‘ve been spending the morning doing some miscellaneous PR stuff for the library and keeping an eye on things in Children‘s, so now it‘s time to make some more progress with “The Other Einstein,” and the kombucha I just cracked open! 😋 #theothereinstein #mariebenedict

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The Rain Watcher: A Novel | Tatiana de Rosnay
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What a quiet, beautiful thing this book is. A rumination on family, secrets, love, and loss, it isn‘t a page-turner in a classic sense, but it is engaging and enthralling in its own, simple, elegant way. #therainwatcher #tatianaderosnay

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Lots of things make me proud to be a Pittsburgher, but nothing moreso than the fact that Mister Rogers was a Pittsburgher, too. He is the greatest gift we could have shared with the world, and I‘m fully anticipating crying my way through this beautiful little book. #theworldaccordingtomisterrogers #fredrogers #wontyoubemyneighbor #pittsburghproud #pittsburghstrong

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Come Find Me | Megan Miranda
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On to the second book of the day! I was super-excited to see this on our New YA Releases shelf! 😍 #comefindme #meganmiranda

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I CANNOT DECIDE WHERE THE HELL THIS IS GOING, BUT I AM SO HERE FOR THE RIDE. 😜 #ananonymousgirl #sarahpekkanen #greerhendricks

Alfoster Yep! Just go with it!👏👏👏 10mo
MizDoniaBuding im on the same boat with you...not sure who to believe lol 10mo
actualdisneyprincess IT WAS SO GOOD THOUGH. AAAAALL THE TWISTS. 10mo
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This series is just too adorable, and I‘m sad I‘m already on the last one! 😭 #alwaysandforeverlarajean #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #jennyhan

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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Y‘ALL. You want crazy suspense and insanely tense family dynamics with a thorough dose of an evil child? READ THIS IMMEDIATELY. #babyteeth #zojestage #kidsareevil

RaimeyGallant I've got it on hold. :) 10mo
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Holy shit. The end is approaching like a runaway train and I‘m simultaneously psyched for it but also TERRIFIED. This has been a tour de force of crazy, and brilliantly crafted. I can‘t wait to see what else Zoje Stage does. 😍😍😍 #babyteeth #zojestage #kidsareevil

Maria514626 This book sounds amazing and terrifying! 11mo
actualdisneyprincess @Maria514626 IT IS 😍😱 definitely check it out omg!!!!! 11mo
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Ohhh, this is totally taking me back to my run in Maxwell Anderson‘s “Bad Seed,” and I‘m loving every unsettling second of it. Even better, it‘s set in Pittsburgh. #babyteeth #zojestage #kidsareevil

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Little bit of light-ish reading on this absolutely out-of-control Monday. (I‘m trying so hard to be zen but omg people are SO RUDE TODAY.) #flygirls #wwii