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actualdisneyprincess

Joined May 2016

Bookish Disney Princess w/ a superhero addiction. 💛🖤Instagram: actuallyadisneyprincess
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A Rogue of One's Own | Evie Dunmore
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I‘m a grumpy little princess today, but I have a delightful book, so my spirits will lift once I get to read. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #arogueofonesown #eviedunmore #aleagueofextraordinarywomen #womenssuffrage

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Her Perfect Life | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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It was fine, but it kind of meandered for me; HPR‘s other books all grabbed me and pulled me in pretty much right away, but this one…meh. I didn‘t particularly care about these people, and the twist and climax weren‘t particularly shocking. Overall, I didn‘t hate it, but I‘m not going to feel compelled to tell people to read it, either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #herperfectlife #hankphillippiryan

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Her Perfect Life | Hank Phillippi Ryan
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I‘ve enjoyed all of Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s books so far, so I‘m excited to have a new one to tackle! #herperfectlife #hankphillippiryan

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Hawkeye, Volume 3 | Jeff Lemire
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I should be getting ready for work. But instead, I‘m spending more time with Clint. 🤷🏻‍♀️🏹 #hawkeye #clintbarton #katebishop #jefflemire #marvelcomics

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Kicking 2022 off the same way I ended 2021, by really dedicatedly diving into the stacks upon stacks of books I own. This is fine so far, but it‘s kind of crawling; also, the exact same paragraph appears within two pages of each other at one point and so I‘m salty — who tf didn‘t catch that during editing???? #murderinthemansion #sheilaconnolly #victorianvillagemysteries #cozymysteries

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Hawkeye, Volume 1 | Matt Fraction
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I‘m trying to will 2022 into being a good year by kicking it off - at long last - with my dude Clint. #hawkeye #clintbarton #katebishop #mattfraction #marvelcomics #graphicnovels #awwcoffeeno #bro #tracksuitmafia

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Portrait of a Scotsman | Evie Dunmore
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Got leveled in the middle of the night by either mild food poisoning or a stomach bug, so I‘ve spent the day in bed reading. This series is pretty delightful. #portraitofascotsman #eviedunmore #aleagueofextraordinarywomen #womenssuffrage

Jess_Read_This Sorry to hear you are under the weather! But you chose a great author and series to recover with! I really enjoyed this series too. 3w
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The Cider Shop Rules | Julie Anne Lindsey
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I am just having the best time with this series. I just finished the second one, “Pulp Friction,” and am diving right into this one! 😍 #thecidershoprules #julieannelindsey #cidershopmysteries #winonamaemontgomery #grannysmythe

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Apple Cider Slaying | Julie Anne Lindsey
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It‘s really satisfying to watch my stacks of books get shorter as I finally make my way through them. 😂 This is cute so far, and there was a little nod to Pittsburgh in the first few pages, so that‘s fun, too. (I really want some apple cider now, though! 😂) #appleciderslaying #cidershopmysteries #julieannelindsey #cozymystery #christmasread

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This is way weirder than I thought it was going to be, honestly, but it‘s been in my house for like two years and was the next one in the pile of things I rescued from fiction-weeding and will as a result toss back into the library book sale bin when I‘m done. It‘s a quick read, I started it last night and am almost done, but it‘s nothing I‘ll recommend to people. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #godmother #carolynturgeon #reimaginedfairytales

actualdisneyprincess What the actual f was this. One-star. If I could have given it zero, I would have. 😑 2mo
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The FINAL BOOK IN MY LIBRARY PILE. (…which I‘ve had checked out since September 2019, but hey, I got here eventually. 😬) Here goes nothing! #thekennedyheirs #jrandytaraborrelli #thekennedys #jfkjr #carolinekennedy #thekennedycurse

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Finally getting around to reading this after having had it checked out since October 2020. 😂😬 It‘s so fascinating f though, so I‘m making quick work of it; what incredible women. #athousandsisters #theheroicairwomenofthesovietunioninworldwarii #elizabethwein #marinaraskova #raskovasregiments #femalepilots #badasswomenofhistory

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Started it like three hours ago, already almost done. A ride as always, and as predictable as always, but still thoroughly entertaining. 😂 #temptingtwentyeight #janetevanovich #stephanieplum

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Ellery Adams broke my heart with the ending of “Killer Characters,” so I‘m hoping that my dude Craig Johnson doesn‘t skewer me with any surprises in this one. 😒 My heart won‘t be able to take it. #daughterofthemorningstar #craigjohnson #waltlongmire #sherifflongmire #victoriamoretti #henrystandingbear

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Killer Characters | Ellery Adams
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Killer Characters | Ellery Adams
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I‘ve finally also started in on my backlog of books I‘ve acquired for my personal collection that have languished as I‘ve focused on the back issues of The New Yorker and The Library Pile, and I‘m so glad to be back with the Bayside Book Writers for this conclusion to the Books By The Bay Mysteries. (I don‘t want to be done with the series, though, so it‘s bittersweet!) #killercharacters #elleryadams #booksbythebaymysteries #oysterbaync #cozy

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Tightrope | Amanda Quick
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Just finished Megan Abbott‘s “The Turnout,” but I didn‘t bring one of the three remaining in my Library Pile at home because I really didn‘t expect to be un-busy enough to finish it. 😂 So I continue to be stuck at four in the Library Pile because I just checked this one out. But it‘ll be a quick read, so it‘s fine…pun slightly intended. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ #tightrope #amandaquick

StaceGhost I loved this whole series! Very fun reads 3mo
actualdisneyprincess @StaceGhost agreed!! I thoroughly enjoyed the first two, and am already having fun with this one!! 💖 3mo
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Suburban Dicks | Fabian Nicieza
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I‘m like ten pages into this recommended-by-a-patron pick, and I‘m already cackling. Exactly the continued balm my soul needs. #suburbandicks #fabiannicieza

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I am so thoroughly enjoying this book. Even just in print, I can absolutely “hear” Offerman, and I love it. He‘s a delight. #wherethedeerandtheantelopeplay #nickofferman #usnationalparks #thegreatoutdoors

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I didn‘t actually anticipate finishing “Unprotected” before it was time to leave, so I didn‘t bring another book to read. Luckily (or unluckily, depending on the state of my Library Pile at any given moment) I have a whole building to choose from. 😂 #wherethedeerandtheantelopeplay #nickofferman

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Unprotected: A Memoir | Billy Porter
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I love Billy so much. 😭 How lucky the world is to have him. #unprotected #memoir #billyporter

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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto
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A patron recommended this to me, and when I laughed just reading the inside of the jacket, I checked it right out. It‘s really enjoyable so far, with charming, hilarious characters. #dialaforaunties #jesseqsutanto

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A Spindle Splintered | Alix E. Harrow
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Fairytales, badass broads, and Alix E. Harrow? Hell yes. 🙌🏻💖👍🏻 #aspindlesplintered #alixeharrow #sleepingbeauty #fairytales #fairytalesreimagined #badassheroines

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Camino Island | John Grisham
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This was recommended to me by a patron who knows I love Fitzgerald, so I thought it was finally time to give it a shot. (And y‘all: the Library Pile is FINALLY DOWN TO SINGLE-DIGITS. 😍🙌🏻) #caminoisland #johngrisham

readingjedi Love your jolly pumpkins 🎃 3mo
actualdisneyprincess @readingjedi aw thanks! :) a patron donated them to us and we thought they‘d be the perfect addition to decorate the desk! 😍 3mo
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The Lost Light | Kevin P. Duffus
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A patron let me borrow this like a year ago, and I‘m finally making progress on it because I really need to give it back, and after having had it for so long, I figured I actually need to read it. The topic is fascinating, but the writing errs WAY on the side of scholarly, so it can get a little bit cumbersome and dry. I‘d been expecting more of a memoir about the author‘s research than the research itself, but. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Almost done! #thelostlight

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I have FINALLY finished the massive pile of backlogged issues of The New Yorker, so it‘s time to really dive back into the Library Pile in earnest. (So that I can THEN start properly tackling the stacks upon stacks of books I own. 😂) tldr: I‘m a mess, but it‘s fine. I‘m like Elizabeth Warren: I have a plan, and that‘s what counts. 😂 #acrookedtree #unamannion

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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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The newest Lapena is already MUCH more satisfying than the newest Feeney was, and I‘m not even halfway through. (Honestly, it was more satisfying within the first five pages. 😬) I‘m pretty excited that it‘s my day off and I can just sit and read with no interruptions. 😍 #notahappyfamily #sharilapena

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I‘m having a much harder time with this one than I have with any of her others; I don‘t always love her plots, but usually, they‘re still page-turners. I‘ve been working on this one for days and am still only 80 pages in, and am finding that at this point, I don‘t particularly like or care about these people. Is it just me? 😬 #rockpaperscissors #alicefeeney

TheNerdyProfessor I have about 40 pages left and still feel this way ... I don't like any of the characters. And each chapter feels like the same "something spooky happens but also one of us is lying about who we are'. 4mo
actualdisneyprincess @TheNerdyProfessor exactly!!!! I just hit ~the big twist~ and like…it feels like a cop-out and totally convoluted. (I might just be salty I didn‘t actually figure it out but also…so convoluted.) 4mo
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WELL I DIDN‘T PLAN ON CRYING AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, BUT HERE I AM. Those last sentences, man. Right in the heartstrings, Rick Riordan. 😭🥺💖 #thetrialsofapollo #thetowerofnero #rickriordan

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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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I know I shouldn‘t be reading this in one sitting, because I know how books and media like this affect me. But I can‘t put it down, and I feel like I shouldn‘t - these incredible kids have been through so much worse. The least I can do is honor their harrowing and unimaginable experience by reading about it. #parkland #davecullen #nonfiction #neveragainmsd

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It‘s 81 degrees in this building today - which is just a few degrees off what it is outside - so I‘m planning on trying to do as little as possible. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (While staying as hydrated as possible because I would very much like to avoid another heat-induced migraine. 😬) SO, it‘s time to dive back into Stacey Abrams‘ new book! 😍 #whilejusticesleeps #staceyabrams

Sharpeipup How are you liking it so far? I‘m finding it slow. 4mo
actualdisneyprincess @Sharpeipup I actually really liked it! It did start off a little slow, but then man, I flew through the rest! 4mo
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In the Heights: Finding Home | Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Quiara Alegría Hudes
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CRIED THE WHOLE TIME. 😭🥺😍 “In the Heights” captured a place in my heart the first time I heard “96,000” on the 2008 Tonys - and this book encapsulates everything that is so, so special and beloved about it. Family, found and biological. Friendship. Community. Hundreds of stories that we all share, no matter what, by sheer virtue of our humanity. 💖 #intheheights #linmanuelmiranda #quiaraalegriahudes #jeremymccarter

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Fairy Godmothers, Inc | Saranna DeWylde
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This is the second time in 36 pages that there has been an obnoxious error like this - the other one was using ‘tale‘ instead of ‘tail‘ in reference to a squirrel - and honestly, I‘m trying to decide if the premise of the book is really cute enough for me to deal with potentially more of this. 😬 #fairygodmothersinc #sarannadewylde #didntanybodyproofreadthis #writingfail #editingfail #imsorryimasnob

Sharpeipup Bail! 4mo
actualdisneyprincess @Sharpeipup I ended up finishing it. Like, it was fine. Predictable af, though cute enough, but I‘m not gonna‘ be clamoring to read any subsequent ones. 4mo
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I just want to stay home from work today and read. 😂😭 #thehuntingwives #maycobb

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Oh, my heart. 😭 #webeginattheend #chriswhitaker

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Today is a Thoroughly Mondayish Monday, but at least I have this to keep me company in the few moments of calm. #webeginattheend #chriswhitaker

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One of my favorite times of year is getting my little paws on the new Women‘s Murder Club. I started it around 1:00, and am already almost 200 pages in despite having had to come to work. (#priorities 😂) What a ride so far. I‘m so stressed. 😂 #21stbirthday #womensmurderclub #jamespatterson #maxinepaetro

lil_ms_spitfire My favorite too!! I always wait for the paperback though... so I'm still waiting for this one... 😥 7mo
actualdisneyprincess It was really good!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
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I‘ve only read the introduction and I have already cried multiple times. Oh, Congressman Lewis, you are so missed. 🥺 #histruthismarchingon #johnlewisandthepowerofhope #jonmeacham #johnlewis #congressmanjohnlewis #legend #houseofrepresentatives #uscongress #civilrightsmovement #civilrightsleader #blackhistory #americanhistory

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What a journey this book is so far; #SuleikaJaouad and I are the same age, and she has fought a harder battle than I can even begin to imagine, more bravely and with more grace than I ever could. I also lost a friend in April who had been fighting breast cancer like hell for a year, so this is an even tougher read. But from Suleika and my beloved Jen, how can I learn any lesson but to be brave in all things, when I am so lucky? #betweentwokingdoms

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Taking a break from “An Echo in the Bone” because one, it‘s heavy, and two, this is due on Tuesday. 😂 Settling in for some truth bombs from Sister Abrams. 🙌🏻💖 #ourtimeisnow #staceyabrams

skewermann Goes well with my paint-peeling parody of "Fire and Fury"... "Dire and Puny" ?? Love Martha Skewermann, official Chump administration biographer ?#satire ? #Orwell ? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX 7mo
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An Echo in the Bone | Diana Gabaldon
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As usual, there are parts I…just don‘t care about. But the parts I DO care about make up for it. (Mostly. Still kinda salty though.) #anechointhebone #dianagabaldon #outlander #jamiefraser #clairefraser

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Laugh out loud funny while being brutally honest and also extremely touching, I love Jenny Lawson‘s books. This one is no exception. 💖 #broken #inthebestpossibleway #jennylawson #memoir #essays #mentalhealth #humor

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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I have FINALLY made lots of progress on my (thoroughly-embarrassing) stack of back-issues of magazines, so I‘m allowing myself to re-embark on the library stack. Just through the prologue and I‘m READY for this. 😍 #ariadne #jennifersaint #greekmythology

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This is…definitely not complimentary to Stan Lee, presenting him as petty, talentless in his own right, and a shameless thief of creative property. If it‘s true, it makes me sad. If it‘s not, it makes me angry. If it‘s somewhere in between, it‘s at least making me think. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #truebeliever #theriseandfallofstanlee #stanlee #abrahamriesman #marvelcomics #marvel #steveditko #jackkirby #joesimon #comics

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Next in the never-ending library pile! I‘ve heard some stuff about this one (namely that it doesn‘t cast Stan in a very good light), but I‘m tackling it anyway. #truebeliever #theriseandfallofstanlee #stanlee #abrahamriesman #excelsior #marvelcomics #jackkirby #steveditko #joesimon #biography #nonfiction #comicbooks