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bookishnerd

Joined July 2016

Reader. Blogger. Project Undertaker. Animal Lover. Photographer Wannabe.
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Thorn by Intisar Khanani
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White Hot Kiss (Original) | Jennifer L Armentrout
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I finally finished my 'Read Outside Comfort Zone' pick for #Bookopoly! It was not my thing and I will not be carrying on with the series, but it is good to read outside your comfort zone from time to time! I didn't hate it. I just got to a point where I was like 'can I just be done with this book now...' Paranormal romance is just not my thing. I did like that there were angels! We will see how my next read outside of my comfort zone goes!

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Giant Days | | John Allison
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The last book for my Giant Days catch-up! I feel like this series might be winding down as they are starting to go their own ways and college can only last so long. I think it speaks well to be 11 volumes in and still going strong, though! Another fun one!

#ollietheoctopus #octopusoflitsy

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Bitter Greens | Kate Forsyth
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

1. My other half has been sick for like 3 weeks now and seems to finally be on the mend. Fingers crossed!
2. Hopefully to have some quiet reading time. And cleaning... nothing exciting. lol
3. I finished Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth on my drive to work. Looking forward to my next audio!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 23h
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I continue my project to read all the Giant Days comics before Volume 12 comes out. This is my second to the last book to accomplish that. This basically captures all the shorter works that have been released over the years in one volume. It sort of has a Christmas theme going on. I will try to remember that for rereads! Fun as always!

#ollietheoctopus #octopusoflitsy

readordierachel Love your 🐙 Very cool! 1d
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Dreamer. Acquirer. Listener.
2. In bed. Usually in the evening.
3. Either The Starlight Watchmaker or A Shadow Bright and Burning. Worst would be White Hot Kiss
4. No one to tag, but looking forward to other answers!

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗📚👏🏻 2d
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Blackbird Vol. 1 | Sam Humphries
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A recent purchase that has been on my wish list for a while. I wish I had researched a bit better because there does not seem to be a sequel!

A graphic novel about Nina Rodriguez who knows that there is more to the world than she has seen and dreams about a chance to be a part of it. Then, one night, it all seems possible. But there is more to the story & her history will play a big part.

The art was amazing! Wish we would get a book 2!

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Bitter Greens | Kate Forsyth
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#weekendreads

1. Far and Near, The Final Empire, Bitter Greens, The Last Wish, White Hot Kiss, and The Magician's Nephew.
2. At the top of my head, Bitter Greens.
3. No. I brought plants in once because of a frost fear and the cat ate all the leaves. He cannot be around plants.

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#weeklyforecast

Continue reading The Last Wish, The Final Empire, Far and Near, and White Hot Kiss. Finishing at least 1 or 2 would be nice, too!

Finish my two audios: Bitter Greens and The Magican's Nephew.

Finish my catch up with Lazarus & Giant Days.

Then, see where #Bookopoly takes me next!

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Bitter Greens | Kate Forsyth
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#bookreport

Finished: Lazarus Vol 1, A Shadow Bright & Burning, Lazarus Vol 2, The Starlight Watchmaker, Lazarus Vol 3, LaGuardia, Giant Days: Early Registration & Blackbird Vol 1.

DNF'd: Cilka's Journey

In Progress: Bitter Greens (audio), The Magician's Nephew (audio), The Final Empire, The Last Wish, and White Hot Kiss.

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For my #bookopoly, I have it that if I land on Go, I can buy a book. But then I have to read my most recent purchase to offset it. I still have gift cards from Christmas, so I actually bought 5 books. That means I need to read 5 recent purchases. It worked out that I had just received the Giant Days books I was missing. This book is a prequel and explains the back story of a lot of things mentioned in the later books. These books are so fun!

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Blackbird #1 | Sam Humphries
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Friday night reading and company... #catsoflitsy

CareBear Oh my gosh what a gorgeous kitty! 7d
bookishnerd @CareBear Thanks! This is Chloe. 7d
laurenslibrary She's gorg 😍 7d
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Moray_Reads What a lovely fluff 😻 6d
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#friYAYintro

1. Various Books by Ruth Chew. I still have them in a box somewhere.
2. I honestly have no idea. lol That's terrible. Everything I can think of was before and after.
3. Suffering. My mother does not believe in cold pills. lol
4. Hello, Littens! I don't use Litsy enough to know who is new.

BookNAround Ruth Chew. ❤️ I still have my ancient copy of The Witch‘s Buttons. 7d
bookishnerd @BookNAround I have that one somewhere, too! 7d
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Laguardia | Nnedi Okorafor
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For Boxing Day, I went through my wish list and got some of the books on it on sale. This was one of them and arrived yesterday. Such a good read! It is about aliens and how they are mistreated and not wanted around, etc. So, really it is about people already on this planet and how they are treated. Nnedi just went about it from a science fiction viewpoint. It's an important book and I definitely recommend checking it out!

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We had a snow day, so I read more than I planned today! I decided to take advantage of the extra reading time and check in with Forever. This is a reread. I am preparing for Volume 6 out a bit later this month. Forever is a genetically modified Lazarus. She serves as her families protector. This was an action packed volume! I am always happy when a reread goes well.

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I made my train stations in Bookopoly the place I bought a book. I landed on Amazon today and got to read this little novella I received recently. I discovered Lauren James in 2019 and this is my second book by her. A novella about an android watchmaker who is abandoned by his owner becomes a watchmaker to survive. Then, Dorian enters his life and everything changes. I really enjoyed this little book!

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Lazarus Vol. 2 | Greg Rucka
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Another reread! As I have said, one of my goals is to reread this series in preparation for book 6. It had been about 2 years, or more, since my first read through and I wanted everything fresh in my mind for book 6. This series follows Forever, a Lazarus. She is the families defender and she is struggling with the person her family expects her to be & the person she wants to be. Good series! Enjoying the reread!

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My next roll for #Bookopoly was 'Young Adult Fiction'. I have to admit I had no idea what this book was about. I heard one review saying they liked it and it had a nice cover. I ended up really liking it! A novel about a group of sorcerers with a strong female lead coming into her own. I am happy I read this and cannot wait for the sequel, which is all ready on my shelves. Recommended!

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Lazarus Vol. 1 | Greg Rucka
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The next graphic novel series I want to catch up in is Lazarus. Volume 5 came out like 2 years ago, so I just assumed the series ended. But in a couple weeks, Volume 6 is coming out. So, I am refreshing my memory. I also have a non-numbered volume that I have not read yet. This is a series about Forever, a Lazarus. She is the families protector, but not everything is as it seems. I recommend this series! Good reread!

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Cilka's Journey | Heather Morris
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Bitter Greens (audio), Cilka's Journey (audio), White Hot Kiss, and A Shadow Bright and Burning
2. Giant Days Volume 7 for graphic novel. The Tattooist of Auschwitz for novel/audio.
3. Concentrate on my TBR. Catch up on my graphic novel series.

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#weeklyforecast

- I Was Anastasia was supposed to be my current audio, but Scribd had Cilka's Journey and I just finished Tattooist of Auschwitz. So, up next.
- Lazarus is a reread in preparation for Volume 6 out later this month.
- A Shadow Bright and Burning was for 'Young Adult Fantasy'
- White Hot Kiss is my current read for 'Outside my Comfort Zone'.
- Bitter Greens is my current car audio.
- Cilka's Journey is my current Scribd audio.

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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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My first completed novel of 2020! It was a #bookopoly pick when I landed on Historical Fiction. Historical fiction used to be a main genre for me, but I have definitely slowed down with it. I always like WWI/WWII books. So, I bought this and it probably would have sat on my shelves if not for #bookopoly. Really good book! I definitely recommend it. I ended up listening to it on audio and the audio was great! Read this!

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Giant Days Vol. 10 | John Allison
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One of my goals for 2020 is to catch up on my graphic novels. I started with Giant Days because I started in 2019. Yesterday I read Volume 9 and today I read Volume 10. That was all I owned and the series is just so fun! Volume 11 will be here on Thursday, as well as the two unnumbered volumes. Then I am caught up until Volume 12. Nice start to 2020!

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And for anyone curious what won my poll the other day, I am currently reading A Shadow Bright and Burning. It is good so far! #currentlyreading #bookopoly

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Here is my Bookopoly board. It is not very fancy, but I am having fun with it so far and reading some neglected books. Hopefully 2020 stays that way! #Bookopoly

AkashaVampie Thats a neat idea!!! 2w
aartichapati I think this is so cool!! So creative, Kelly :) 2w
kristenm Do you have lists for books in each genre category or do you just go looking when it comes up? 2w
bookishnerd @kristenm I just go looking. My cards are specific. Community Chest is 24 books I want to read in 2020. Chance is 16 authors I have more than one unread book by. I do have series listed I want to start/finish. Basically I was trying to do of planned reading and then still have some flexibility. I can be moody. lol 2w
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Poll time: Which of these two books should I read next?

Chrissyreadit The covers are gorgeous! I would flip a coin to choose. 2w
LibrarianRyan Shadow gets better talk up than magnolia. 2w
LiteraryFeline I love the covers of both! I'd go with Shadow Bright & Burning, but both sound good. I hope you enjoy whichever does win! 2w
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Giant Days Vol. 8 | John Allison
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Book 1 and 2 for 2020 were volumes 7 and 8 in Giant Days. This is a fun series about 3 women and their college adventures. It is sort of contemporary and sort of fantastic in what happens. It's a lot of fun! Happy I am catching up on the series this year. I was also supposed to read a graphic novel for Bookopoly, so this was a win! #Bookopoly #2020read

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Giant Days Vol. 7 | John Allison
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First book to start in 2020! One of my goals for January is to catch up in this series. I started to in 2019, but other stuff got in the way. It is a lot of fun, though. I need to get on it!

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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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Having finished Tunnel of Bones yesterday, I could pick another book. (I do audio and a physical book). This time in my Bookopoly roll I got historical fiction. I went with TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. I am curious about that one. #bookopoly #currentlyreading

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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My first Bookopoly pick was a success. Earlier today I rolled 'Next Book in a Series' and decided to listen to TUNNEL OF BONES on audio. I had recently read and enjoyed book 1. It was a good sequel. I am definitely looking forward to book 3 and think I ended 2019 on a positive note as this will likely be my last audio of the year. #Bookopoly #catsoflitsy #readin2019

aartichapati Ooh, what is bookopoly? That sounds like a fun game! 2w
bookishnerd @aartichapati My own. lol I made a Monpoly board and made it my own TBR goals. So, I play against myself and pick my TBR. 2w
bookishnerd @aartichapati See Facebook. 2w
aartichapati Oh, that is really cool! Love that idea! I don‘t go on Facebook very much any more, and when I do, I never really scroll through the newsfeed - I must have missed it! But very cool :) 2w
bookishnerd @aartichapati I meant I sent you a picture in messenger of my board. :) 2w
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Bitter Greens | Kate Forsyth
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But, wait! I also rolled doubles. So, I rolled again and got a Chance card. I decided to make my Chance card authors that I have more than 1 unread book by. First up is Kate Forsyth. I decided to go with Bitter Greens. I have owned this book for ages and love fairy tale retellings. #Bookopoly #currentlyreading

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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For something fun for 2020, I made a Bookopoly board to choose my reading. I was excited, and between books, so I decided to start early. So, my first Bookopoly pick is Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab. I just finished City of Ghosts by her yesterday, so now I can keep the momentum going. #bookopoly #currentlyreading

BillBlume Just started this one, too! 😸 3w
charl08 Great idea! 2w
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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When you find a cheap place to get second hand books...

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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I listened to Aurora Rising on audio. It was so good! I love this writing duo every book so far. And, the audio was full cast which is always awesome. It had been a while since I read a science fiction book! Set in space with a group of late teens who find themselves at run from the law, they all really come alive in this book and I cannot wait for the sequel! Strongly recommended!

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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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I have owned this book for far too long and finally read it! It has been a while since I read a new (to me) high fantasy and this one was so good. Very interesting approach to magic. And, the ending tied up some things and then opened up some new doors. Can't wait to see where this series goes next. Strongly recommended!!

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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The dog and I spent the weekend organizing my bookcases! These are some of my favourite books and covers. 😊

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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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When I listen to audios, it is often while doing Diamond Dots. I am a bit obsessed with them. Here is my most recently finished one!

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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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This book didn't knock my socks off, but I did enjoy it. I think the first book was my favourite. I did like Flora and the secondary characters. And, it is one of those books that get you thinking about the world and possible futures. The trilogy as a whole definitely touches on a lot of subjects. So, ultimately I am happy I read it, and I do recommend it, but not something I consider a favourite read ever. I listened to the audio & liked it.

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Radio Silence | Alice Oseman
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I don't read a lot of contemporary novels anymore, but I have heard good things about this author and decided to check her out. And, it was just the right YA for me. The characters were mature without going out of the realm of believable. They had their stuff to figure out, but it wasn't like a dramatic coming of age book. It was just them figuring life out. Plus, I loved the idea of the podcast. I listed to the audio for this. Recommended!

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In which I try and actually use Litsy... My current read is a reread because I still have not read book two and three!

readordierachel So. Good. 8mo
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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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My first read of 2019 was the audio of Renegades by Marissa Meyer. I finished it on January 5th, 2019. I really enjoy Meyer's books and enjoyed this take on the superhero world. The narrator was great, too! #animalsandbooks

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#thisorthat
@reallifereading
1. Pancakes but we have a waffle maker so normally make those.
2. Spicy
3. One long book.
4. Night owl but you know, have to work, so don't stay up so late.
5. Snow. I would rather drive in snow than rain especially.

Jaimelire I would answer the exact same way you did👍 2y
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Theft of Swords | Michael J. Sullivan
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Michael Sullivan is an author I have enjoyed in the past, so I decided to finally get to more from him. The audios are really good and the narrator for his books does a great job!

ReadingSusan Oh my goodness your kitty‘s eyes are beautiful!!!! 2y
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#tuesdaytidbits
1. The Time Quartet by Madeleine L'Engle
2. Lincoln in Bardo
3. I am not sure to be honest.
4. Harry Potter. Don't hate me. Just never managed to get into it.
5. @BethFishReads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I've never gotten into HP either! I'm sure I'd like it if I bothered to read it, but it just doesn't appeal to me really. 2y
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I got slack with using Litsy, but here is my Sunday evening.

JanJan How‘s the book? I really want to read it! 2y
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The Joys of Love | Madeleine L'Engle
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Book, warm socks, maybe some wine, and my reading buddy. I have actually owned this book for a while but kept putting it off because of the authors passing. Here's hoping I don't hate it!

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And finished. (A couple days ago, but just getting back into the groove with Litsy). I love that moment when you read a book that will definitely be a top read of the year, right at the start. Totally recommended!

Libby1 😻 2y
BeckyK 😍😍 2y
Litlady Well .. hello there cute kitty‼️ 😻🐾😻🐾❣ 2y
Mdargusch Sweet! 2y
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I am all caught up in Fables and there is no sign of anything else being released! I am sad. I am upset about this comic, too. It was good, but there were unfinished storylines. The rumours online are that it got cancelled. I liked it, so curious why. There was a lot of good stuff here and I am happy I read It, but why do they cancel things. Sadness!

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Everafter Vol. 1: The Pandora Protocol | Dave Justus, Lillah Sturges
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(Dog was jealous and ruined my picture. Then the cat moved, so it is what it is. lol)

I love Fables. Then it ended. So now we are left with a spin-off here and there. This one is sadly only two volumes, but after getting volume 2 this month, I knew it was time to check it out. And, I liked it. It is set after the original series and centres around some new characters, but also includes some familiar ones. Looking forward to Volume 2!

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About 100 pages in and really enjoying it so far. Been on my TBR a while, so about time I read it. Spending my evening with my two reading companions. (A black dog in poor lighting on a cellphone camera never comes out well.)

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Q & A: A Novel | Vikas Swarup
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#genrethisorthat

🔷️ historical fiction
🔷️ mystery
🔷️ autobiography/memoir
🔷️ humour
🔷️ fantasy
🔷️ self-help
🔷️ young adult
🔷️ history
🔷️ essay collection
🔷️ current affairs
🔷️ comic/graphic novel
🔷️ classic retelling