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dariazeoli

Joined November 2016

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Goodreads @dariazeoli DA-ree-uh. Vegan. Reader of books. Roller of eyes. NJ, born & raised. No fan of Donald Trump, so if you are, scroll on by.
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This year is a dumpster fire, but at least my reading is going well…

#bookstats #2022 #myyearinbooks

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Roe V. Wade | United States Supreme Court
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What SCOTUS did today was a very real fear in 2016. I recall begging people not to vote for Trump because he‘d appoint Justices who‘d take away a person‘s right to choose.

Sadly, people didn‘t listen. The days Hillary Clinton optimistically said were over are here. If you think you have as many rights as you had in 2016 - hell, as you had this morning - you‘re naive or purposely lying.

And if you voted Trump, I have nothing more to say to you.

Susanita But her emails 7d
TheBookHippie AMEN. 7d
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TheBookHippie @Susanita seriously UGH. I just cannot. 7d
Kdgordon88 🙌🏼 7d
RebL I thought I was rage-y yesterday… 7d
Alfoster Seriously,it‘s a sad day for women!😱 7d
EKonrad 😢😢😢 7d
sprainedbrain I‘m never going to not have rage over 2016. I hate it here. 6d
IMASLOWREADER its scary what this country it turning into…its sad when ppl think their votes dont matter…we are still in trump era 😭 (edited) 5d
Bklover Amen 4d
Susanita And they STILL have the gall to act like the aggrieved party 1d
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(Please excuse the graffiti on this park bench 😬)

Happy to have started this #newyearwhodis pick from @Moll ‘s list during #PrideMonth! There are a lot of parallels between bisexual and asexual erasure and discrimination; it seems there is a pattern of being seen as “too straight” for the LGBTQIA+ community. I‘ll be continuing with this one today!

Moll Ooo yay! Looking forward to your thoughts😊 2w
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I promise I was already enjoying my pick for June‘s #AuthorAMonth before I posted to Instagram and before Chris Bohjalian noticed!

DivineDiana What fun! ❤️ 3w
Soubhiville Yay! That‘s exciting. 3w
marleed Cool! 3w
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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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Long time no speak! I‘ve been busy and I‘m so happy to have the rest of the day off. #butanyway 😬

Happy Pride Month! I cannot tell you how pleased I am to have 4 books with ace rep in my house and available to add to my June TBR! It‘s so great to see YA fiction with asexual characters. I wish we‘d had these options when I was younger 🖤🤍💟💜

What are you reading for #pridemonth?

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I really wish I‘d known this so I could‘ve saved a screenshot of the MANY books I had tagged to borrow eventually.

Totally bummed that funding was cut. #hoopladigital was a great resource and loan periods were a week longer than Libby.

On the other hand, I have yet another reason to read my shelves!

IMASLOWREADER oh noooo 😭 2mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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This is the third Boyne I‘ve read, and the second that I really loved. Maurice Swift is such an interesting, repulsive character.

My one criticism is that, as he seems to identify as aromatic and asexual, it‘s portrayed as just another negative aspect of his profile. Those of us on the ace spectrum get so much erasure, flack, or judgment that it seems like low-hanging fruit to pick with Maurice. He‘s terrible all on his own; leave us out of it!

Soubhiville I totally agree! 2mo
Megabooks 💯💯💯 2mo
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As I continue my slow journey through a #chronologicalkingread, I realize I‘ve forgotten just how long this short story collection is.

I also notice that King was 45 when he wrote the introduction to the book. I‘m really glad he hadn‘t said everything he had to say at that point. Apparently, he hasn‘t yet, either! Lucky for us Constant Readers.

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Highly recommend this one. It‘s well written, with humor, heart, and evidence of why Dave Grohl is such a well-liked dude.

I started this one shortly after Taylor died, so finishing it today, on the anniversary of Kurt‘s death, seems like a nod from the universe. Hoping Dave is okay today. I‘m glad he has a lot of love around him.

CBee I didn‘t even realize how close the dates were, when Kurt died and when Taylor died. I can‘t even imagine how he‘s feeling 🙁 3mo
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Journals | Kurt Cobain
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April 5, 1994.

TheBookHippie 💔 3mo
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Lodi Memorial Library | Lodi, NJ (Library)
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A weeklong #librarysale started today, and they were doing a “fill a bag for five bucks” deal! Here are a few shelves from the sale.

What‘s your best #booksale find? I got a hardcover copy of Obama‘s The Promised Land today. I‘m pretty pleased.

MaleficentBookDragon I once found a copy of one of Vincent Price‘s cookbooks. ❤️ 2mo
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2022 is already a quarter over??

Here are my #quarterlystats. How'd you do these first three months?

#readingstats #quarterlyrecap #quarterlyreads

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1. This book is amazing and I‘m really sad for Dave.
2. Wtf? This shipped new from Target in November and I never cracked it open before a few days ago. Wtf is this torn page about!?! I am so annoyed.

Editing as now I‘m annoyed AND insulted. A 2nd book ordered in Feb had a torn cover, so I emailed about both.

The pictured book they can‘t do anything about. The other one? They refunded me sixty. Four. Cents.

No more books from Target for me.

dariazeoli Ok, I feel a little better now. They sent me a $20 gift card to make up for the quarters and pennies 😮‍💨 3mo
ncsufoxes I think I‘m going to start this one soon. I was thinking that the other day that I feel so bad for him after Taylor Hawkins passed. He‘s lost two really good friends & bandmates in his lifetime. It‘s such a heartbreaking loss. 3mo
dariazeoli @ncsufoxes He writes about his childhood best friend dying years after Kurt did, too. Well worth reading the memoir. 3mo
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Signal to Noise | Neil Gaiman
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Finishing up this book, which has been languishing on #MountTBR for nearly a decade, this morning.

Heard the sad news about Taylor Hawkins when I woke up. I‘m speechless. But this panel stood out in light of his passing.

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“The point is that we are all vulnerable to the slow and insidious practice of dehumanizing, therefore we are all responsible for recognizing it and stopping it.”

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I‘m reading this one for #AuthorAMonth, and gosh, chapter 2 was difficult. Beautiful writing, which made the painful events that much more visceral.

I think I‘ll put it down for tonight and hope tomorrow‘s chapter is a bit brighter.

KathyWheeler Is that the chapter with the foot binding? That was a difficult one to read. 4mo
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A reminder that Al Gore was right.

AmyG That he was. Sadly. 4mo
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I failed at #PennyPerPage in 2021, but I‘m doing okay so far this year!

Clare-Dragonfly 🙌🏻 4mo
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Texting Olivia | Galya Gerstman
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Yeah, no. What teenager describes her transgender boyfriend as “…a tran. He used to be a girl.”

Every character I‘ve met so far is annoying, but this is enough to tell me I can DNF now and move on to other books. You know, books where teenagers from NJ don‘t use “a tran”.

Librariana Yeah, that would be a hard pass for me, too. Full stop. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly And it‘s presented as a way she‘s pushing boundaries? Gross. 4mo
GondorGirl 🤮 4mo
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The Complete Wheel of Time | Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
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Is it worth reading the Wheel of Time for the first time? Considering the journey with podcast supplements like The Wheel Reads 💭🤔

#wot #wheeloftime

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I vote yes, but it‘s my all-time favorite book series, so I‘m probably biased. ❤️😍❤️ 4mo
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oh! And do NOT start with New Spring. Only read that if you‘ve finished the series and want more. 😅 4mo
Liatrek I‘ve been debating about starting this series too 🤔 4mo
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Jas16 I love this series but it is definitely not for everyone. I have had a lot of friends bail on it early on. 4mo
MeganAnn I‘ve been thinking about starting this series as well. Even bought the first book! But it might be awhile before I finally get to it. My coworker loves it and said I should definitely read it. 4mo
Vansa I read the first 4 books and decided life was too short for me to continue with this series. It seemed to go absolutely nowhere, and felt pointless. Also I couldn't really get into the characters- they had no depth 4mo
dariazeoli @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Ooh, thanks! I was wondering about that, so this is helpful 😁 4mo
dariazeoli @liatrek @MeganAnn Glad I‘m not the only one thinking about it! 4mo
dariazeoli @liatrek @MeganAnn Glad I‘m not the only one thinking about it! 4mo
dariazeoli @jas16 @vansa that‘s the thing I‘m worried about investing the time and banking before the end! 4mo
Ladygodiva7 I‘m also biased, this is my favorite series and the only one I re-read every so often. There‘s a huge Fb group dedicated to this series too. 4mo
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Attention #NonfictionNerds!

If you haven‘t already voted, polling for our March group read ends tonight.

Scroll to the bottom of the page: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1061034

Amiable Voted! 5mo
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I‘m horrible at keeping up with this throughout the year, but if at first you don‘t succeed…

#januaryrecap #januarywrapup #januarystats

mhillis Nice!! 5mo
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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I finished this one earlier in the week and I really enjoyed it! Now I kind of want to rewatch the movie adaptation to see how different it was.

Warm Bodies is funny, bittersweet, and thought provoking, if you stop and think what it means to be Dead or Alive.

(Also, I can‘t resist: what does a vegan zombie eat? Grains!)

#NYWD22 #NYWD #newyearwhodis

monalyisha Pffftttt — that joke! 🤦‍♀️😅 5mo
Moll Ahh I'm so glad you enjoyed (love the joke too hahah)! I watched the film shortly after I read it & I'd recommend 5mo
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Book mail is the best mail! These are all books I can add to my #AuthorAMonth2022 TBR!

Thanks, @Soubhiville

Soubhiville You got them! Yay! Congratulations on being an Author A Month winner! 5mo
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Does it count if you‘re a 43-year old child who celebrated with a B&N gift card spree, a few episodes of Gilmore Girls, and a bowl of hot lentil soup on a cold winter‘s day?

#thesimplethings

sprainedbrain Yes. Yes that counts! 5mo
Susanita Happy birthday!! 5mo
readordierachel Absolutely! 5mo
dariazeoli @Susanita thank you! 5mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I had no idea this one was as long as it is! I did have a little trouble keeping track of all the characters, but it was entertaining, and the ending was pretty compelling!

Now, do I see if the movie is streaming or just go straight on to book 2? 🤔

#NYWD22 #NewYearWhoDis

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The Beauty Tp Vol 1 | Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley
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The Beauty is an STD that makes people better looking - but two years in, with half of America infected, the price is becoming apparent. I‘m not sure what I was thinking, starting this series as we enter year two of Covid, but 🤷🏻‍♀️

This first volume is violent and vivid; of course it ends on a cliffhanger, so on to the next we go!

#hoopla

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Happy New Year! Starting the reading year off with a graphic novel and my first #NYWD pick.

A high school senior, oblivious to girls, gets help from his pumpkin patch BFF in a last ditch effort to talk to the girl he likes from afar.

The story may be a little predictable, but it serves as comfort food - kind of like the patch foods sampled throughout the book. Faith Erin Hicks did a great job illustrating.

#NewYearWhoDis

CoffeeNBooks I liked this one! 6mo
Moll So glad you liked it! It was very much a comfort read for me too and the illustrations are so lush😊 6mo
monalyisha Love the penultimate sentence of your review! And I, too, found this one to be very sweet. 🧡 Happy New Year! And happy first day of #NYWD22! ✨🎉📚 (edited) 6mo
Nute Happy New Year, Daria!💜🥳💜 6mo
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The Soul of a Woman | Isabel Allende
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With a few days to spare, and with a few additional weeks needed for November‘s read, I‘ve finished my #authoramonth reading for 2021!

@Soubhiville - thanks for organizing this every year. I‘ve managed to read authors that have been on my “someday” list for too long, and I‘m so grateful!

Soubhiville Yay! That‘s awesome! 6mo
DivineDiana I jumped on the #authoramonth challenge late in the game. Where is this sign up? 6mo
dariazeoli @DivineDiana The challenges in the screencap are on Storygraph 6mo
DivineDiana Thank you, Daria! 6mo
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Too many books! | Caroline Feller Bauer
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Not really celebrating the holidays this year, but am thinking about the new year. Pictured here: my physical TBR. Suffice to say, I didn‘t very well with #PricePerPage in 2021!

What‘s currently irking me is my need to finish my current reads before the calendar flips. This arbitrary, self-imposed rule has me wondering what I can start and finish in the next 5 days.

DGRachel I do the same thing at the end of the year! Why is it so important to my brain that I have a “clean slate” at midnight on January 1st? 😭😭😭 6mo
TheBookHippie 😅 Solidarity! 😫 6mo
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Introverting with this collection to start the morning. I think Mindy would be proud.

fredamans They are all great reads! 6mo
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Too many books! | Caroline Feller Bauer
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A stack of books (mostly) acquired and unread in 2021.

Let‘s not discuss how many were living in their shipping packages till about half an hour ago 🤦🏻‍♀️

#MtTBR

Karisa 😅 relatable 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence I recommend Anxious People! 6mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! So lots of good options ahead over winter break 😃 6mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Those who do evil in the name of their god really piss me off, and so I find the Ghost of Christmas Present tells no lies here.

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My first #nywd2022 purchase! I didn‘t see this one available through Hoopla or Libby, so I figured it was a good fit for a little weekend shopping.

monalyisha Woohoo! 🎉 7mo
Moll Yay!! It's so good!!😁 7mo
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In some ways, the slow increase of ace representation in books feels similar to the increase of vegan options in the world. If you‘d have told me I could have my pick of plant-based meats at the supermarket 12 years ago, I‘d have been skeptical. So I have to believe something similar is coming in book options!

https://www.bustle.com/entertainment/asexual-ace-romance-book-readers

#asexuality #asexual #acesoflitsy

Soubhiville Isn‘t it great! I love that diverse reading is getting easier to find, and I‘m extra glad that younger readers are getting books like these too! 7mo
Soubhiville @Eyelit @alysonwrites thought you might be interested per our conversation yesterday 🙂📚. Thanks for sharing @dariazeoli ! 7mo
alysonimagines @Soubhiville Thanks for passing this on! It is really encouraging to see a gradual increase in more #ownvoices books repping a greater spectrum of experience, including ace/arospec. 7mo
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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Wishing the year was over for many reasons - 1 being that I‘m looking forward to not being so busy! @Moll has a great list of reads - half of which were already on my TBR!

As in years past, I‘ll definitely be taking this list further into 2022 than January.

Thanks as always to @monalyisha for being a great matchmaker!

#newyearwhodis #nywd22

Moll I hope you love them as much as I did!!😊 7mo
TheLudicReader It‘s so much fun looking at these lists. 7mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Very excited about the 2022 list for #AuthorAMonth! This will be my third year participating, and I‘m already planning my Goodreads shelf!

Check @Soubhiville ‘s page for more info!

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Sorry I‘ve sucked at being around this year. Another busy season has arrived and I‘m dreaming of a time when I didn‘t feel so removed from this community (through no fault but my own).

Sharpeipup That's exactly how I feel! 8mo
kspenmoll We miss you but hope hope you get some relief from working soon!!! 8mo
AmyG We are always here. 😘 8mo
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Susanita What @AmyG said. 👋🏻 8mo
julesG We're here! Join us when you can 😘 8mo
Read4life Miss you, Daria. 💙 8mo
MatchlessMarie The suck is mutual. I‘m so bad at the goodreads group but I think of you often when I get nonfiction nerd notifications. I‘ll catch up one day 😜 hope you are doing well 😁 8mo
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Life's Too Short | Abby Jimenez
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I don‘t often cry at books, but this one got me. I think the idea that Adrian adopted Grace even as he went searching for Vanessa hit me because my stepdad raised me from the time I was a baby until he died eight years ago. I definitely see this plot point through a biased lens.

I‘ve read all of Abby Jimenez‘s 3 published books over the past few months, and I‘m a fan. I‘m looking forward to her next one in 2022.

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Ok. The rest of the year is icing. #readingchallenge

Soubhiville Whoohoo! Congratulations! 8mo
kezzlou85 Well done. 🎉 8mo
tracey38 Congratulations!! 🎉📚🎊 8mo
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Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
merelybookish Congrats! 8mo
DHill Congratulations! 🎉 8mo
KristiAhlers Congratulations! 🎉 8mo
fredamans Congrats!!! 8mo
IMASLOWREADER congratulations 8mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻😲 8mo
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Nonfiction | Christopher Anderson
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Just a reminder that #NonfictionNerds is still kicking after nearly two years! We have over 300 members, but just a handful who participate in the discussion threads. If you aren‘t already a member, or if you are but have been lurking, come say hi!

We‘ve read a lot of good books this year - some of which would never have landed on my TBR. For that, I‘m grateful.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1061034-nonfiction-nerds

TiredLibrarian Joined! Do you have a November pick yet? 9mo
TiredLibrarian @dariazeoli I haven't read it, so I'll join you for that! 📔😊 9mo
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Story of my (vegan) life, Beast Boy.

Chrissyreadit 🤣 how many times have I had to explain Shrimp are animals….and …no It is not vegan or vegetarian if it is cooked in chicken broth…. 9mo
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You guys, I‘ve been doing so good for a couple months now! I was even nearing a break even balance for #PennyPerPage!

Let‘s just say I blew it this morning. Thanks, Target.

TheSpineView But it's books!💸💸💸 9mo
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Signal boost! Who‘s up for a #readathon?

SpookyMazeOfBooks Me , I just found out about and posted what I wanted to read or at least start ( Reason I said that was because I'm doing a re read of one of my all time favorite books by Stephen King : The Stand ) 10mo
dariazeoli @SpookyMazeOfBooks that is my all-time favorite book! Have fun! 10mo
SpookyMazeOfBooks @dariazeoli. Nice and thank you 10mo
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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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#Hoopla alert! Helen Hoang‘s latest is available in audiobook format!

About to take it out for an #audiowalk. Happy reading!

Laughterhp Yes! I‘ve been waiting for it to come out on audio! 10mo
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Half of my 2021 reads were completed in July and August. I guess I can count this summer as a successful one on that front!

What I‘m happiest about is the fact that I didn‘t spend a penny this month, for the first time all year! I‘m still about $30 in the red for #pennyperpage, but I‘m hopeful for the end of year.

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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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The last quarter or so of this book? Ouch.

wanderinglynn Love these books. 💜 10mo
Reggie I loved this book. 10mo
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Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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I avoid confrontation at all costs, so I get Meg‘s trepidation about fighting.

I also realize that this avoidance and confrontation is probably a big reason why the number of people who stay in my life is quite small. Quite a bit of food for thought this early on a Wednesday morning...