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brilliantglow

Joined September 2016

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The Calling (Endgame, Book 1) by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
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Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology by Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
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A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society and Culture by Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley Mayer Burstein, Walter Donaln, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
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Spartans: A New History by Nigel M. Kennell
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On Sparta by Plutarch
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The Calling (Endgame, Book 1) | James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
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Just started this on my ride to campus tonight to write and exam. Hard to believe that 2 days ago there was still green grass and its -10 out now.

Not sure yet if I'm liking this book or not yet to be honest.

rabbitprincess Hope the exam went well! 5h
brilliantglow @rabbitprincess thank you! It was on Mythology so I can't imagine that I did too badly lol 4h
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The Indigo King | James A. Owen
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I'm going to get this one finished today. Loving this series so far.

Also can't be the only person who wears sunglasses when there's no sun. Just to keep the snow from pelting my eyeballs🤣🤣

Cailey_Mac I do the same thing, but I also have sensitive eyes so even cloudy days are too bright 😅 1d
brilliantglow @Cailey_Mac Me too! I'll be squinting in a rainstorm and people always ask me if I'm okay 🤣🤣 1d
Cailey_Mac @brilliantglow right! 😂💀 1d
Zelma I wear sunglasses on overcast days. I still find glare with clouds and find the tint make my eyes feels better. 1d
brilliantglow @Zelma yes! Sometimes I still squint even with my sunglasses on. Even though I always have the darkest lenses but they definitely help. 1d
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The Indigo King | James A. Owen
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Ugh, this is the view from my front window this afternoon and it's still falling out there. Not looking forward to the walk to get my daughter from school but at least until then, I can curl up with a hot cup of tea, my cat and my book.

kaysworld1 Omg!!!! You have snow 😍☃️😆 (here in the north west of England we have rain and wind) 1d
brilliantglow @kaysworld1 I love the rain so I wish that's what we had. I'm not looking forward to the ice that this wet snow is going to be in the morning. And I hate shovelling lol #canadianlife 1d
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Just finished this. Started it this morning and just powered through it all day lol quite enjoyable even though I did not enjoy the narrator.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Snow all over Ontario this morning and it's still coming down. I'm not ready. Going to have to wear my boots when I go out again later for work.

Just started this book, but so far it's as charming as the first story.

Jeannineth We are expecting 87f today. I‘m reading A Nearly Normal Family. 6d
brilliantglow @Jeannineth I'm sorry, 87 feet of snow? How the hell is that possible my god 6d
brilliantglow @Jeannineth omg I'm dumb. I just realized you probably meant Fahrenheit not feet. I have no idea what that is. 87 sounds way hot too me. Lol it's currently only -1 here so even though it's snowing it's not actually very cold. 6d
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Reviewsbylola We‘ve got snow in the forecast today but I won‘t believe it until I see it. 🤣🤣 6d
brilliantglow @Reviewsbylola did you end up getting any? We're supposed to get another 15cm tonight 5d
Reviewsbylola The rain turned into light snow for about an hour or two this afternoon but it was light and didn‘t stick, thank god! 5d
brilliantglow @Reviewsbylola ah a blessed day for sure. I hope the snow holds off for you. 5d
Jeannineth @brilliantglow yes I was lazy and didn‘t want to spell out degrees Fahrenheit. Lol. I live in Southern California and we have summer weather still here even though it‘s fall. I don‘t really mind though. 5d
brilliantglow @Jeannineth lol I'm pretty sure your winter weather would still be considered summer/spring weather here. I hate the snow and it gets too hot/humid here in the summer for me. The fall is my favourite but it seems to be coming to an end early this year. 4d
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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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Sad that these beautiful fall colours will be leaving us now that we have our first snow squall warning of the season.

This book though. Wow. Just wow.
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WorldsOkayestStepMom I absolutely loved this book! It was one of my favorites from what I read this year! 6d
rabbitprincess Snow on the ground in Ottawa this morning! 6d
brilliantglow @rabbitprincess same here in London! I'm not ready😭 6d
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Jane, Unlimited | Kristin Cashore
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I am FINALLY getting to this one (on audio), I think the horrendous cover has kept me from actually reading it tbh because I own an ARC and I love Kristin's writing but here we are. Absolutely loving it so far at about 33% through.

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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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#bookhaul.. honestly don't know why I keep buying so many books at a time when I barely have reading time because of Uni now. But here we are. #cantstopwontstop

Ash.on.the.line I do the same thing! 😭😂 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Ah! Tamora Pierce! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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.... #bookhaul again lol

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks great! 3w
TheEllieMo Great haul. Once Upon A River is one of my favourite reads of this years❤️ 3w
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Leviathan Wakes | James S. A. Corey
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Did a thing today with my brother and a friend. $97 for everything at the goodwill bookstore. Did not mean to buy so many but here we are. #bookhaul

Bookishthoughts It really does "Just happen." ? once you've locked eyes there's no going back. 4w
brilliantglow @Bookishthoughts honestly! I took one tote with me and didn't expect to even fill that... came back with three totes lol 4w
StayCurious It‘s ok - this is a safe place for those types of posts 🤗 4w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ who are your instant buy authors? 99% of the time with favourite authors I don't even know what the synopsis is until I've read the book haha

TheLibrarian Neil Gaiman and Riley Sager! (edited) 4w
Clare-Dragonfly I very rarely buy books these days, but instant-check out authors include Leigh Bardugo and Holly Black! (edited) 4w
megzlynn Riley Sager and Sarah J Maas 4w
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vivastory Joe Hill, Stephen King, Tana French, Riley Sager, Neil Gaiman 4w
LeahBergen Sarah Waters is one of mine, for sure! 4w
jillrhudy It's abou-
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The Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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That's a pretty cool find! I wonder if they'll add this new found chapter to new editions

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IT HAS ARRIVED! And so early! Can't wait to read this

GrilledCheeseSamurai Oooooh! Super jealous! I Can't wait to get my hands on mine! 😍 1mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Just finished this one. Loved the story, loved the writing and setting. The main character Cassiopeia, is a little annoying at times but overall I thoroughly enjoyed this. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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The Prince of Mist | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Has anyone read this? I started it this morning on my way to school. Just realized I've already almost finished it (85%) it's quite good on audio book. I'm glad I was able to borrow the whole series from my library. I'll be able to start the second book after class today

Tianarose I did! Such a good book! 2mo
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This book was absolutely fascinating! I finished it in a day (despite having class today). Really well researched and written. I didn't know that Tesla invented the X-ray either. Very cool. Definitely recommend! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Who can relate?! For me... probably The Life of Pi

Tagged book almost but only because of the fairly graphic and horrible description of the first failed attempt to kill someone (Kemmler) with the first electric chair. Absolutely horrifying.

LeahBergen I would have to sneak over and see the title. 😆 2mo
brilliantglow @LeahBergen right!? I'd need to know what book it was too 2mo
Soubhiville @LeahBergen and @brilliantglow me too! I‘d have to know! 2mo
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Soubhiville Also, I‘m with you on The life of Pi! 2mo
julesG Now I want to know which book it was. 🙈 For me, Coelho books. 2mo
jillrhudy I'm so excited to see this post and these comments! I hate Coelho AND The Life of Pi! 2mo
brilliantglow @julesG @jillrhudy I have never read Coelho... guess I won't rush into reading any of his books 2mo
Lindy @LeahBergen @brilliantglow @Soubhiville @julesG Add me to the list of people who would pull that book out of the garbage to see the title. Reminds me of a news story about a woman pulled over on the 401 near Toronto for reading a book while driving. The news did not say what book it was. How frustrating! 2mo
brilliantglow @Lindy it is frustrating! I always want to know the book 2mo
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Anyone know Ancient Greek? Lol trying to memorize the alphabet so I can figure out 1st declension and feeling a little annoyed.

I am enjoying this audio book that I started on the bus this morning though. Very interesting and well written.

llwheeler Ancient Greek and Latin here! 🙂 #classicistsofLitsy I know what you mean - the first couple weeks are hard but you got this! 2mo
brilliantglow @llwheeler ahhhhh lol I have slated Latin for next year with advanced ancient Greek. I'm really enjoying learning it and can remember the letter names in order but to actually write them out in upper and lower is proving a struggle for me currently. 2mo
llwheeler @brilliantglow Have fun with it! It takes some practice, for sure. Sounds like you have already made good progress! 2mo
brilliantglow @llwheeler thank you! I think I'm getting there. Just slower than I like. 🙂 2mo
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Raven | Edgar Allen Poe
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Funny. I enjoy the scowl on the kitty's face like the raven has been chasing him down the street trying to preach at him.

Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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The Gods of Gotham | Lindsay Faye
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I devoured this book. It was fantastic! It was so hard to stop it just before the end so I could go to class haha

jillrhudy The whole series rocks! 2mo
Becker It was great, wasn‘t it? I loved the setting. 2mo
brilliantglow @jillrhudy @Becker Yes! I'm definitely going to have to go buy the rest of the series! 2mo
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Found a little Harry Potter in my lecture hall this morning. :)

RaimeyGallant Cool! 2mo
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I started today! Only have one class this morning (On Sparta!) But still excited. Also really loving this audio book. Amanda is such an interesting person. And I've always been a fan of her music and I loved her Ted Talk.

Branwen Good luck and have a great day! 💕 2mo
brilliantglow @Branwen thank you❤ 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Aww my mom and her dogs (whom I've posted a fair number of times) have lived around the corner from me for the last 8 years. (Literally can see her back yard from my back yard) and she recently just bought a house about 45 minutes away. I'm going to miss playing with the dogs and having coffee with my mom almost every day after taking my daughter to school

Aims42 Awww! My parents used to only be 30 minutes away, but then they moved to be closer to my sister and now they‘re 4 hours away. Time spent with them now is much more special 💗💗💗 2mo
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Shanghai Girls | Lisa See
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The first maybe 15% I thought about DNFing this but I'm so so glad that I finished it. Absolutely fantastic.

Butterfinger I read two of her books this year. She is now one of my favorite authors. L 2mo
brilliantglow @Butterfinger she has been on my tbr for years! I don't know why I waited so long read her. I've had a physical copy of this book on my shelf for at least 4 years haha 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is a great read. I'm glad you stuck with it and enjoyed it as well. 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Ha!

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The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1) | Kristen Ciccarelli
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Just meh about this whole book. Didn't really care for or connect with Asha and didn't care for the romance. The world and story overall though are interesting. ⭐⭐⭐

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A Brief History of Ancient Greece: Politics, Society and Culture | Sarah B. Pomeroy, Stanley Mayer Burstein, Walter Donaln, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts
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Went and got my picture done today at UWO for my student card and found where all my classes are. Most of them are in one of the oldest buildings on westerns current location which was built in 1922. These stain glass windows are in the lecture hall for my Ancient Greece and Rome course.

Centique So beautiful! 3mo
BethM Love it! Is that in WI? 3mo
Texreader Gorgeous!! 3mo
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Crazeedi That is so beautiful, at a school? I'd love to have classes there! 3mo
brilliantglow @BethM WI? I don't know what that is. This is in the University College (Arts) building at The University of Western Ontario 3mo
brilliantglow @Crazeedi Yes! Western is one of Canada's oldest Universities it has a lot of really cool history and gorgeous buildings. I wish I'd taken more pictures lol 3mo
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That is quite the helmet.

Texreader Wow! Not sure the person wearing it could ever be taken seriously! 3mo
taraWritesSci @Texreader Imagine a ranking officer barking orders in your face wearing that thing. I'd be dead so fast 🤭 3mo
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Circle of Shadows | Evelyn Skye
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#bookoutlet #bookhaul
Little Women
Anne of Green Gables
Mirage
Fate of the tearling
The savage Dawn
The Shadow Hour
Circle of Shadows

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London Public Library - East London | London, Ontario, Canada (Library)
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Love it! Found it on Facebook

CarolynM Quite so! 3mo
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Finished this last night. Really enjoyed this one. I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Bone Season: A Novel | Samantha Shannon
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I HAVE BEEN WAITING SO IMPATIENTLY FOR THIS! I frigging love this series. I love her writing (Priory of the Orange Tree was absolutely fantastic too) but I had almost given up hope for this series to ever be finished. Now hopefully it will finally happen!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Bought myself this new planner for next year today. Getting organized and trying to get the little things out of the way for university in September.

MelissaSue81 So pretty! 4mo
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Love these totes we got today at Indigo. $7 with any purchase of $30 or more.

MelissaSue81 LOVE the cat one!
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Crazeedi Great totes!💗 4mo
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The Tiger at Midnight | Swati Teerdhala
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Took my daughter to Indigo this afternoon so she could pick out some books to help her learn to read. Also grabbed a couple for myself. But only a couple.

MelissaSue81 My girls LOVE the Phoebe and her Unicorn Series
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brilliantglow @MelissaSue81 we both thought it looked really cute! Had to start with book 2 though because Indigo didn't have the first book in stock in store. 4mo
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Just started this book and got this acceptance letter to Western University! I can't believe I actually got in. University is not something I ever thought I'd be able to do because I was lazy in high school but a couple years ago I graduated from college with a 4.1GPA and that afforded me this opportunity. Which by the way was a complete last minute decision because I am just really fed up with my current job and want something better.

Melissa_J Congratulations! 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations!🎉🎈 4mo
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sudi Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻 That‘s awesome! 4mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 4mo
Butterfinger Congratulations. That is awesome!!! 4mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 4mo
CaitZ Congratulations! 4mo
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The Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Finished this last night on audio. Really enjoyed the writing and characters. Great plot lines. Looking forward to starting the next one today.
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The Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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All of us Littens are guilty😂😂😂

KathyWheeler Yes, we are!😄 4mo
Ruthiella So true!😂 4mo
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Ahahaha this would be amazing though!

KathyWheeler That would be fantastic! Every time I think about that library burning, it hurts my heart — all I can think about was how much knowledge was lost. 4mo
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The Queen of the Tearling | Johansen, Erika
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This handsome guy is my reading buddy today😁 He missed me while I was camping.

Balibee146 He's adorable! 😍😍 4mo
brilliantglow @Balibee146 thank you! 4mo
Maria514626 That face! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐶 4mo
Jaimelire He‘s so cute 4mo
mreads 🐕❤ 4mo
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Magical Mermaids! | Random House, Brian Swenlin, Jennifer Bardekoff
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"Mom, will you help me read this?"

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Deathless | Catherynne M. Valente
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Just got back from a week camping out in Trent Lakes. Only got a little reading done. Finished the tagged book and absolutely loved it. And started reading Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. It's okay so far.

It's kind of rainy today so instead of setting the tent back up and cleaning it out I'm taking my daughter over to the book store.

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Just finished this! Absolutely LOVED it! Very original even being a Scooby Do retelling. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ruthiella Totally on my list! I‘ve even checked it out from the library but not cracked it open!😢So many books so little time! 4mo
brilliantglow @Ruthiella I definitely understand I've owned for almost 2 years before finally making time for it. 4mo
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Got these recipe books today for $20 so excited to try some of the recipes.

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The Complete Fairy Tales | The Brothers Grimm
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LITTENS! This is so exciting if you love Fairy Loot boxes but couldn't/didn't want to pay $80 for them every month! #fairylootcrate #bookbox

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! I‘ve been searching for a new monthly book subscription. I may have to give this one a try. 👍🏻 5mo
brilliantglow @wanderinglynn and Fairy Loot has some of the most gorgeous exclusive editions! 5mo
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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#bookoutlethaul #bookhaul #unboxed I hope I can find room for these on my shelves 😂😂

Johanna414 Oh, nice haul! 5mo
Crazeedi Sweet!!!❣❣❣❣ 5mo
Soubhiville 😍🥰 5mo
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Johanna414 Can‘t wait to see what you got! 5mo
brilliantglow @Johanna414 posted now! 😃 5mo
TheSpineView Wow! Now that is what I call a book haul! 😊😊 5mo
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Rachel.Rencher 😱😱 That's a beautiful sight! 5mo
brilliantglow @TheSpineView @Rachel.Rencher I may have gotten a little carried away lol 5mo
TheSpineView @brilliantglow No worries... you are amongst people who get it!📚📚📚 5mo
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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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😀😀😀😀😀😀 ahhhhhh can't read his writing but still so fantastic.

BookwormM Looks like “all best wishes” to me 5mo
brilliantglow @BookwormM I can make that out, I think you're right! 5mo
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This one is for you @SassenachTheBookWizard we all know how much you hate book covers that don't match the content.

SassenachTheBookWizard 😂😂😂😂 5mo
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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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Happening now! Eek