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cswaingiggles

cswaingiggles

Joined March 2018

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I love Felicia Day

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Little Mermaid | Stephanie Calmenson
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Thanks to @GypsyKat for this gem!
So true!

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If I‘m being honest, reading these is just confirming that graphic novels are not my thing, but it‘s the Umbrella Academy so I solider on (haha, haha, nudge, nudge). Sorry I haven‘t posted in ages. Currently chasing a toddler, working two jobs, trying to enjoy a little down time with the hubby, and marginally successfully having a social life means I‘ve found snippets of time for reading but not for summarizing said reading. Book 68/100 for 2019.

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Does this qualify as cannibalism? 😆

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Corduroy's Shapes | Don Freeman, MaryJo Scott
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He loves his books and is reaffirming my belief you can never start too young on a new reader.

Clwojick So stinking cute! ❤ 5mo
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I never read this book as a kid, and now having spent nearly two hours on it I don‘t quite understand why so many people are fascinated with it. Overall not a bad book, but it was one I found myself looking forward to the end of.

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Reading this book on the recommendation of a client and already laughing out loud by the start of the second chapter and learned about two very different, but both entirely new to me, topics in the first chapter. I will have to force myself to not stay up all night reading this one as I have training for a new job around sunrise tomorrow morning. 💀

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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Just. Read. It.
This took me longer than I care to admit because life got in the way, but it was wonderful and I will definitely read it again after I loan it out to the friends I convinced must absolutely read this one and promised to loan it to before I was even half of the way through.

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Finally starting a book for me after 6 months of children‘s books.
**Not my photo as I have the ebook from the library**

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Anyone else go through a major reading failure after having a kid? He‘s 5 months old. I thought by now I‘d be back to reading more than just books with him but I‘m struggling to eke out the time for it still. Please tell me it gets better 😢

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I am quite upset that this is not exactly how we meet Dumbledore in the first film.

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May the 4th be with you!

glitterkitty459 So cute!! 😊 7mo
Gissy Cute! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Reading this with the kiddo and we LOVE it!

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Big Book of the Berenstain Bears | Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
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Starting a night time routine of a story or two before bed. It‘s never too early to make new readers

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When not feeling well, cuddling up with this snuggle bug and working on a HP re-read is a great option. As an added bonus here‘s a picture from a photo shoot the kiddo and I did a few weeks ago. Surprisingly he seemed to have just as much fun as I did with it.

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The House of Hades | Rick Riordan
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Got it from @BarbaraTheBibliophage

1. Rick Riordan
2. Naomi Novik
3. Betty White
4. Jane Austen
5. Jennifer Cruise

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Seems like a good start to a book

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Because no age is too young to start reading to your child. He loves this time with mom already, but that might just be because I‘ll read to him until he falls asleep while we cuddle which a two weeks old is a priority in his world.

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 #RaisingReaders 11mo
Traci1 😍 what a cutie! 11mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I originally thought that I‘d get all the reading done on my maternity leave. Joke‘s on me. Not only am I always hungry and exhausted, but I finally found the thing I love more than reading: cuddling with my newborn. I am upset with myself that I had to put myself back on the library waitlist for this book since I only made it through the first chapter in 2 weeks though. (I started it in the hospital during labor.) See you in 6 months Ms Obama.

keys_on_fire Congrats!! 11mo
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My poor hubby was so excited to think I was reading a book about working out (he‘s a power lifter and gym time is his happy time) so needless to say he was very disappointed when I explained what the “pump” in the title is. Photos of soon to be with us Tyr and the daddy he looks exactly like because they‘re both just so cute!

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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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Super boring but truly helpful at the same time. Now off to read something more fun! I was starting to wonder which would come first, my baby or the end of the book.

britt_brooke 😍🤰🏼 I felt the same about this one. Cute bump! 13mo
CrowCAH Congrats; may the little grow to be a book worm! 📚 13mo
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This is realistically 10-15% of my TBR pile, but this is what has expanded beyond the capacity of my bookshelves. Hubby says no more shelves. #bookhoarder

cswaingiggles And yes, I realize Seraphina is in there twice. I got it in a swap and then someone also gave it to me as a gift. 13mo
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I am so excited for this book. This year we got all the nieces and nephews their holiday gifts via ThriftBooks which got me a couple freebies. This is the one I redeemed as my treat to myself

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The kiddos in our lives only get books as girders for Christmas/Yule. I‘m sure we will get our child more in the future, but we are that aunt and uncle and I wear that badge proudly.

cswaingiggles *as gifts 14mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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If you enjoyed Uprooted definitely give this a chance. It‘s not quite as light as Uprooted was but Novik‘s fairytales are fantastic.

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Ransom | Julie Garwood
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Pregnancy is apparently the time in my life I can‘t decide more if I‘m hungry or exhausted so a lazy lunch in bed on my day off it is

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Because road trips mean audiobooks in our family and we‘re working our way through the series. Also we were given a baby shower cake that was a book and it‘s beautiful!!

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No trip to visit the in laws is complete without a stop at Tattered Cover Bookstore. I love this place

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Untitled | Unknown
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MStew 🙏 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like a small slice of heaven. 💕 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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When I set my goal for the year, I didn‘t realize I was about to embark on a nine month stint of chick lit and memoirs that would result in reading much more quickly, but here I am nonetheless. I broke 200 books since January 1 on September 7.

Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉 1y
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 1y
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Thrill Ride | Julie Ann Walker
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Overall this book was meh, but this description of what loving someone is? It‘s perfect

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Mehso-so

I‘m struggling here. I genuinely enjoyed the individual parts of this book, but am conflicted about the book as a whole. I think it‘s that the book both starts and ends in a sad spot, but that the story itself is not tragic. It‘s rare to find a book I don‘t have a strong opinion on, but this one is very much taking the cake on that front. The book shelf talkers at the start of each chapter were excellent however!

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It‘s a day off light read kind of day while everything I can think of bakes since it feels like autumn outside today

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What to Expect When You're Expecting | Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
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I‘m still unsure how much I like this book, but it‘s useful. I never read more than a month ahead and it is helpful in knowing a bit what to expect coming up, but some of the information also feels a bit antiquated even though this is a revised edition. Overall it‘s still a good launching point each month.

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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This book was AMAZING! I‘d recommend it to anyone who likes retelling a of old tales.

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Little Tyrian and I are getting our summer reading time in this evening while it‘s beautiful out.

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Chasing Perfect | Susan Mallery
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I‘ve been working waaaay too much lately so I‘ve latched on to the Fools Gold series and a set of light reads that build off of each other to make each story a bit more interesting. Probably not what I‘d be reading if I had more time, but when I‘m reading in actual 15 minute snippets of my day I am completely on board. The predictable flow of the stories definitely helps in those quick reading sessions.

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Untitled | To Be Announced
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1. No, but I always restart on the first chapter in the left hand page of where by bookmark is.
2. Both. Whenever I can find time but I tend to find more time in the evening.
3. Nope. I routinely read while sitting next to my husband watching a movie

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Good plan about how you start reading again. 1y
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This Too Shall Pass | Milena Busquets
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Does anyone else about lose their minds when they‘re way too busy to find reading time? I‘m so looking forward to settling in with a book after a trip to my favorite bookstore Sunday! Picture of our baby bump since that‘s about a third of my current time consumption (work being the other two thirds)

TheReadingMermaid ❤️ the bump 1y
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When it‘s hot and I‘m feeling extra pregnant and cranky, I sit down right in front of the AC with a book, iced coconut milk, and a mandarin orange. Here‘s to uncrankifying (yes it‘s a word now, I‘ve so declared it) before the hubby gets home!

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1. After a long week at work I‘m fried, and today is full of appointments.
2. A nice warm bath (and I have a gnome shaped bath bomb) and at least getting my nails painted.
3. I get to hear my baby‘s heart beat today and I felt him or her move for the first time last Friday!
4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in my paperback set. I haven‘t read this copy yet as we got them for my hubby.
@Chellebearss #moodymonday

Chellebearss So many good things! A gnome bath bomb would be cool! Congrats on the baby. Hearing the heartbeat is amazing eh! 1y
cswaingiggles @Chellebearss we‘re very excited for this LO and my favorite part of every visit is getting to hear the heartbeat! 1y
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Having quite the Monday already, BUT I have a doctor appointment this afternoon where I‘ll hear little Tyrian‘s heart beat again and a hair appointment finally after 3 months of neglect (given that I‘m a hairstylist this is a big no no in my world)! Plus I‘ll have plenty of reading time to get going on this beauty. This is my first time reading my newest paperback copies of the books! But first I‘ll paint my nails during my work conference call.

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Wicked: A New Musical | Stephen Schwartz
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I can not stand Wicked. I have tried reading it six times and never can break the half way point, but people seem to LOVE it. I just don‘t get the hype. #unpopularopinion @Libby1

Libby1 You know, I didn‘t love Wicked either. I found the whole world around it interesting, but somehow it made me feel rather depressed. 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Teal or turquoise
2. Summer normally but while I‘m pregnant anything not so hot apparently
3. YA fantasy
4. Right now crochet but I change my mind a lot on hobbies and am always trying something new
5. Popsicles and ice cream!
6. Wine - I like to think it misses me too 😉
7. Fun bookmarks or any Harry Potter merch
8. Completely random tags @HannahHaaa @abookolive
#gettingtokmowyou @Tiffy_Reads

Vertabrain I‘m trying to teach myself to crochet. So far, I can make squares and rectangles...😂 2y
cswaingiggles @Vertabrain I‘m terrible at it. Mostly I make practice hats for my cats haha. I‘m determined by the time my baby comes I can at least make decent hats. I learned as a kid but after not doing it for years it takes some relearning 2y
Vertabrain A new baby! That would be enough to motivate me for sure. Congratulations! 💕 I still have the crocheted hats my twin girls were given in the NICU. They are so tiny. I would love to be good enough someday to make hats for other preemies and sick little ones. 2y
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I‘ve had this edition for a bit, but haven‘t read it. I‘ve decided to re-read the series though and this seems like the perfect way to begin

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Oh. My. Goodness. @wen4blu you rocked this #sockswap and I love every single part of it!!

wen4blu Enjoy!!! 2y
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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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I just realized I never posted this after I took it. I love all the HP goodies and especially the baby clothes. I almost bought that Hedwig for little one this last weekend and only didn‘t because I was conflicted between that and a plush Monster Book of Monsters, but now he/she can have both! This was amazing, especially for my first swap. Thank you! #bookandbottleswap @Tera66 @JoScho

JoScho What an amazing package! 💝 2y
Tera66 @cswaingiggles uh oh...I hope you found the wine glass too. It really blended in with the other wrapping! I got really excited and ran with the HP theme, Im glad you like it. And that you hadn't gotten this outfit yet. Thanks for being a great swap partner! 2y
cswaingiggles @Tera66 I did find the wine glass! I forgot I put it in my cupboard immediately because one of our cats was trying to help me unpack it and I didn‘t want it broken! I forgot to grab it for the picture! 2y
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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I‘ve had exactly zero extra energy for anything lately... even reading which I didn‘t realize was even possible, but I started this guy yesterday and hope to finish it today!

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The End | Lemony Snicket
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What an appropriate book to finish out my 2018 reading goal challenge. Apparently I should have set it a bit higher, but I don‘t read as much in summer so it‘ll slow down for a bit now until it gets cold here again. I can‘t wait to share this series with our future kiddos.

JoScho Awesome! 👏🏼 2y
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