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brilliantglow

Joined September 2016

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I finished this one yesterday. I really enjoyed it. The writing, the characters and the contrast between the lives of the two sisters. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

ErikasMindfulShelf This is one of my all time favorites!! 2y
sprainedbrain Such a great book! ❤️ 2y
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Organized some of my shelves today. Need to get another couple shelves though. I'm all out of space.

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Loving revisiting this world.

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Currently rereading this one!

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I love the illustrations in this book so much! Also books with maps!

Slajaunie 💙 book 🗺 2y
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I finished this whole series in 2 weeks. I loved it!

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Audible sale! Not a huge selection but I was able to find 4 books I wanted

TheSpineView 👍 2y
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Half way through! I should be able to finish this series tonight! Loving it

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Exams are done! I can finally relax and ignore the world for a little bit.

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Brisingr Deluxe Edition | Christopher Paolini
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Next up!

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Eldest Deluxe Edition | Christopher Paolini
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Very much enjoying this series!

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Borrowed this from the Library since my Goldsboro edition still hasn't shipped and I'm dieing to read this one. Jemisin is seriously underrated. Her books are incredible.

Gina ♡ that cover 2y
Clare-Dragonfly The NYT bestselling and three-time Hugo-award-winning author is underrated? 😂 2y
brilliantglow @Clare-Dragonfly I think so. I very rarely see her or her books mentioned by readers. I rarely see them recommended to others, so I think in the bookish communities she is underrated. But maybe I'm just not in the right bookish groups/following the right accounts🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly Hmm, I see her recommended a LOT! But maybe not in bookish circles specifically, more in SF&F fan circles? 2y
brilliantglow @Clare-Dragonfly that's maybe my problem then. I'm not really in any straight SFF groups.. hmm now I feel like I'm missing out. 2y
Kammbia1 I just started reading this one today. It has taken me awhile to finally read a Jemisin novel. I'm looking forward to it. 2y
brilliantglow @Kammbia1 oh I am so excited for you! Enjoy! 2y
Kammbia1 @brillantglow Thanks! I will post a review on my page. 2y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Started this one yesterday and holy crap is it ever hilarious. I was not expecting it to be so funny. Loving it so far.

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Starting this while I wait for my hold to come in on the second red rising book. I'm going to hopefully get through both series this month.

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Highly relatable! Ahaha

readordierachel Love these comics! 2y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Next up! Finally getting to this series, although I only own the first two books.

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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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Came across this today, is anyone participating? Quaran-tbr Bingo by epic reads.

Full card here: https://mobile.twitter.com/EpicReads/status/1246953518071713792/photo/2

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The Beautiful | Rene Ahdieh
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Just started this one! So far so good.

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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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Started this today (and loving it!).
Despite everything being closed, I still haven't found time to post recently, between exams (almost done!) and still working (lucky me for being essential)

ozma.of.oz Good luck with exams! 🤞🏻 2y
brilliantglow @ozma.of.oz thank you!! I wrote two today and just have one left next week 2y
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Belle Rvolte | Linsey Miller
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New book haul!

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Now that I've finished Chain of Gold, it's back to studying for me. I have a test in this class on Tuesday morning and am just a couple chapters behind on my readings. #classicistsoflitsy #ancientcities

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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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Absolutely LOVED this. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

sprainedbrain Yay!!! ❤️ 2y
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Chain of Gold | Cassandra Clare
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I am apparently exactly half way through Chain of Gold. Absolutely fantastic so far. Definitely going to have it finished either tonight or tomorrow morning.

sprainedbrain Is it awesome? Tell me it‘s awesome! ❤️ 2y
brilliantglow @sprainedbrain it is so awesome! I'm really loving it 2y
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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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I enjoyed this but I didn't think that it was as entertaining as Caraval. ⭐⭐⭐

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Legendary | Stephanie Garber
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My hold came in on this like 3 hours before I spotted Chain of Gold in the newly added Audiobook section. Got to get this one finished now so I can move onto Chain of Gold.

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms | George R. R. Martin
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Loving this so far.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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Loving this series so much! Kind of sad my library doesn't have the next two books on audio though.

CoffeeK8 This is a wonderful series! 2y
LadyReader1982 Ask your librarian to order them for them for you from one of the others in the area. That's what I do when I can't find the books I want at mine. 😃 2y
brilliantglow @LadyReader1982 ohhh that's good advice thank you! They actually just added them last week so I have them on hold currently 😄 2y
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It's absolutely beautiful out today! If only it was just a few degrees warmer I'd be sitting outside reading.

Just finished my last midterm but I'm honestly ready for finals and summer break.

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The Odyssey | Homer
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Can't wait to get home from work and curl up with a book. Pretend it's not disgusting outside.

BethM We‘ve got an extra 9inches on top of what we already had. 2y
brilliantglow @BethM gross! We've gotten about 12cm (5inches) of snow this afternoon. Right now it's like ice pellets. It hurts when it hits your face:( 2y
KarouBlue So jealous! I love ⛄️ 2y
brilliantglow @MellieAntoinette you can have it all. It's the worst 2y
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How cool is this?!

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A House in the Sky: A Memoir | Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
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My first DNF of 2020. I don't think it was a bad book or even that it was poorly written. But I just didn't care about the story. Amanda writes about travelling to all these countries all over the world but doesn't really describe what any of those countries are like at all. It just kind of fell flat which I think is pretty disappointing for a biography/memoir. I stopped just after she left Afganistan and travelled back to India.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I was conflicted reading this one too. Lots of banging head into wall about her decisions and putting others in jeopardy but it was very readable. 2y
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I got this Audiobook from Audible for free in November and just started it yesterday afternoon. I didn't really expect much from it but it's suprisingly pretty funny and I've really been enjoying it. Plus Our Lady Peace has long been one of my favourite bands.

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The Illiad | Homer
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Just a little bit of reading for my mythology test next week #classicistsoflitsy

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Next up! Seems interesting. Kind of reminds me The Knick

readordierachel This was really interesting! 2y
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Potato bacon leek soup and soda bread farls with cheddar cheese and rosemary that I made today for dinner. Trying to finish this Audiobook and get the laundry folded.

Tamra So tasty looking! 2y
JazzFeathers Oh my goodness, that sounds delicous! 2y
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Started this the other day on Audiobook. Really loving it. Loving the narration just wish I had more time this weekend to listen to it more

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Crown of Feathers | Nicki Pau Preto
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About 70% through this one. Really enjoying it!

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Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology | Cecie Starr, Christine Evers, Lisa Starr
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Ahh that's an annoying mistake missed by the editor of my biology textbook. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Started this this morning. Loving it so far.

Jess_Franzino One of my faves. Madeline Miller is such a sweetheart, too. I had the pleasure of getting to know her while I was in Greece back in September ❤️ 2y
readordierachel It's so good 💙 2y
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This was fantastic! I honestly didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did but I loved it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bette Me too! 😊❤️👍 2y
camillemontay I'm currently reading it now! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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This tiny library popped up over the holidays just down the street from my daughters school. We found it this morning. It's really cute and sure is tiny

crazyspine Woah a lot of snow. Hope you're enjoying it 2y
brilliantglow @crazyspine ... that's only maybe 2 inches of snow. Lol usually we have at least 3 feet of snow accumulation by January. So no it's just a dusting of snow. But I am enjoying that we have so much less snow so far this year. I've even been able to keep some windows in the house cracked open. It's been nice 2y
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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I really enjoyed this whole series. I'm glad I waited until the third book was out before reading any of them because I just devoured them all. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

KathyWheeler I hadn‘t thought of reading or listening to these until I saw that James Marsters narrates them. He‘s fantastic with the Dresden Files. 2y
brilliantglow @KathyWheeler his narration is fantastic! He only does the second and third books in the series. Lady Midnight is narrated by a woman but I'm not sure of her name off the top of my head 2y
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Not too bad this year. My goal was 155 and I wasn't sure if I was going to make that because I started University full time this year but I managed to exceed my goal by over 100 books. That would be thanks to audiobooks (which I haven't used since Robert Munsch books when I was a kid) and the 80ish graphic novels/comic issues I read this year.

mariaku21 That's fantastic 🎊🎉 2y
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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Audio colouring with my daughter. I think 4 holds came through from my library yesterday lol so I need to finish this one and Queen of air and Darkness so I can get through all of my loans beforeninhave to go back to work/school

BehindthePages I know the feeling. I spaced my holds apart, but suddenly I had 3! 2y
LeahBergen I have that mug, too. 😄 2y
brilliantglow @Letora yeah! I thought I did well spacing everything out by a couple weeks but I guess I forgot to take into account that not everyone has to work over the holidays 2y
brilliantglow @LeahBergen I love it! I just got it for christmas from my husbands Aunt 2y
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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You guys! This book! Omg I loved it so much. Is she even capable of writing a bad book? ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Started and finished this today while I did some baking. Made 2 batches of nanaimo bars, pecan caramel logs, pretzel toffee bark and some potato bacon soup for dinner.
Really loved this story though based on actual events mixed with fairy tale.
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At what point do you just give up and admit you collect more books to read than you have time to read? My shelves always hover around 40% read despite reading over 200 books a year lol

Soubhiville There‘s nothing wrong with that! 2y
Texreader Very familiar 2y
rubyslippersreads Story of my life. 😏 2y
TheHeartlandBookFairy Same. 😂 2y
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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Oh man lol

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On Sparta | Plutarch
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Had to take a break from reading Starless Sea so I can finish up my paper on Spartan religious practices which is due thursday. Hot chocolate to help motivate me because I am not in the mood for writing 😣 #classicistsoflitsy #almostwinterbreak #iwillsurvive

NeedsMoreBooks You got this! ❤️ 2y
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